Sunday Overnight Open Thread (4/21/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

And so it's going to be very hard in our society to ever build a cathedral again, much less to repair them, because we don't believe in what they represented. And it's ironic, because we don't like the past. We are at war with the past. We tear down monuments. We don't build cathedrals. We erase names. We say to Father Serra or Christopher Columbus, you don't live up to our standards of race, class, and gender, moral superiority. Shame on you. Victor Davis Hanson


Quote II

“This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families. Today's arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas


Quote III

“Ilmar Omar is crying she’s receiving death threats. They’re no death threats. There just some people saying something.” Lynne Patton


Quote IV

"Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. President Dwight D. Eisenhower


Quote V

“Holding Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives personally at fault and liable for further wrongdoing would send a powerful message to business leaders across the country: You will pay a hefty price for skirting the law and deceiving consumers,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

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The Religion of Pieces strikes again. Nothing says says coward more than attacking churches.

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.

The explosions, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, led to an immediate clampdown, with the government declaring a curfew and blocking access to most major social media and messaging sites.

It was unclear when the curfew would be lifted.

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What do Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney have in common? Besides being carpet baggers? Also they will never be President of The United States of America. And Romney is a sorry loser as well. And former Gov. Mike Huckabee calls him out.

So does President Trump.


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Because The ONT cares, Tomorrow, April 22nd is Earth Day. Celebrate accordingly, I was thinking about firing up every cylinder I have.


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So f*cking what..........Republicans spend money at Trump properties.

In one of the most scorching tweets he’s ever written, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee Sen. Mitt Romney on Friday for having used the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to take further shots at the president.

While most Republicans responded to the release of the report on Thursday by slamming the special counsel for producing what renowned conservative commentator Mark Levin has described as a “political document,” Romney instead took to Twitter to slam the president … again.


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The ONT's crack staff of researchers has found that New Orleans is anywhere from 2 feet below sea level to 20 feet above sea level. What a surprise then that $14 Billion of taxpayer dollars were flushed down the toilet with new levees in New Orleans.

The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding.

But now, 11 months after the Army Corps of Engineers completed one of the largest public works projects in world history, the agency says the system will stop providing adequate protection in as little as four years because of rising sea levels and shrinking levees.

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The law of unintended consequences.

Taylor found these bag bans did what they were supposed to: People in the cities with the bans used fewer plastic bags, which led to about 40 million fewer pounds of plastic trash per year. But people who used to reuse their shopping bags for other purposes, like picking up dog poop or lining trash bins, still needed bags. "What I found was that sales of garbage bags actually skyrocketed after plastic grocery bags were banned," she says. This was particularly the case for small, 4-gallon bags, which saw a 120 percent increase in sales after bans went into effect.


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So what evil gun forced these two middle school girls to plan on murdering nine people?Too much social media and not enough God in their lives.

AVON PARK — Two Avon Park Middle School girls are facing charges that they planned to kill nine people.

Delaney M. Barnes and Solonge N. Green, both 14, were arrested after a teacher at the school called law enforcement to report that they were acting “hysterical” in her class while looking for a folder.

The teacher told Highlands County Sheriff’s Office investigators that the girls said they were going to get arrested while looking for the folder and saw them looking through other students’ backpacks.

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Mexico is not our friend. Their recent enabling of migrants to storm the US border ia a hostile act. Now they are detaining American soldiers on US territory.

Officials confirmed that the Mexican troops were armed with what seemed to be assault riffles. They drew their weapons when they saw the two U.S. soldiers and ordered the U.S. troops to return their weapons to a military vehicle. According to officials, the two Americans obliged "in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation."

"Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols," Northern Command said in a statement.

While the two U.S. troops were on the south side of the security perimeter, officials say that they were still north of the Rio Grande and thus were firmly inside American territory. After the incident, military and Department of Homeland Security officials sent an inquiry to the Mexican government demanding an explanation.

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Emma ThompsonThe Queen of Virtue Signalers flies 5,400 miles to save the planet.


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Kevin Williamson’s Hilarious Sophistry or Kevin Williamson is a dick.

Last week National Review published an unintentionally funny bit of sophistry by Kevin Williamson. “The division of labor is the meaning of life,” the article begins, and lest anybody should be confused, Williamson explains:

I do not mean this metaphorically or analogically, but literally.

Life begins with the cell, and the cell is defined by a minimum of specialization: membrane, cytoplasm, and (usually) nucleus.

What makes a cell a living cell is a matter of some slight imprecision: Most living cells reproduce, but some (such as neurons) do not; most cells have nuclei and DNA, but mature red blood cells do not; etc. But the generally shared characteristics of living cells all depend upon the division of labor within the cell: order, sensitivity to stimuli, growth and reproduction, maintenance of homeostasis, and metabolism.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


Died on this day, April 21, 2016 - Prince
Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times and recorded more than 30 albums. via thisdayinmusic.com


I prefer the Zevon version better.


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World of Fun Battle Royale

There’s nothing better than watching a bunch of morons brawling in a Walmart, McDonalds, a bowling alley, a Chucky Cheese pizza joint or at an amusement park.

Well, that’s not exactly true, I prefer watching NASCAR much more.

Apparently a massive brawl broke out at the Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday night which involved at least 300 people!


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The last laugh didn't belong to tonight's Genius Award Winner.

Well, that backfired.

A Pennsylvania woman who wound up on a local police department’s “Top Ten Most Wanted List” was busted this week after she taunted cops in a Facebook post about her being on the lam, authorities said this week.

Chloe Jones implicated herself when she commented on the “wanted” post by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, writing, “Do you guys do pick up or delivery??” with four crying-laughing emojis, police said.

Jones then got into an argument with other commenters on the post and claimed that she was at a hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, WDTV reported.


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Fighting the media. Fighting the Democrats. Fighting the Never Trump false conservatives, Donny 2-Scoops finds time to be Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

My daughter Bella got the biggest surprise today in the mail!An envelope addressed to her from the White House!!!! She was so excited! Received a bunch of cool stuff and a letter from him!THANK YOU! @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @raficarone_21


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 4-21-2019


Top 10 commenters:
1 [453 comments] 'Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front' [63.59 posts/day]
2 [396 comments] 'Skip'
3 [390 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts'
4 [358 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
5 [354 comments] 'Sponge'
6 [350 comments] 'willow'
7 [321 comments] 'Can't resist temptation '
8 [313 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor'
9 [305 comments] 'Tami'
10 [304 comments] 'Yudhishthira's Dice'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [122 names] 'raimondo' [17.13 unique names/day]
2 [114 names] 'Miklos, General of Contractors'
3 [43 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
4 [39 names] 'Count de Monet'
5 [34 names] 'freaked'
6 [34 names] 'wth'
7 [31 names] 'garrett'
8 [31 names] 'In Vino Veritits'
9 [29 names] 'Notorious BFD'
10 [27 names] 'Duncanthrax'

Thanks and H/T to Maetenloch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:55 PM




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1 ſt

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 21, 2019 09:56 PM (CLcKT)

2 Ha!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 21, 2019 09:57 PM (CLcKT)

3 Oh, yeah!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (CLcKT)

4 I see the sniper!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (CLcKT)

5 I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Posted by: four seasons at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (PisyI)

6 Thanks for the ONT.

Funny Sri Lanka is not getting as much coverage as Christchurch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (ycWCI)

7 4 I see the sniper!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (CLcKT)

But not any other commenters

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (aA3+G)

8 El cinco?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 21, 2019 09:59 PM (CLcKT)

9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 09:59 PM (Ckg4U)

10 These days I'd trust the armed vigilantes more than the trained law enforcement officials.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 09:59 PM (NWiLs)

11 Evening Horde and a Blessed Easter to us all.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 21, 2019 09:59 PM (Y4EXg)

12 Fuck me, number 1 with only 453 comments?

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 10:00 PM (NWiLs)

13 He is Risen.

Praise to the most influential individual ever to walk God's green earth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 10:01 PM (Ckg4U)

14 10 These days I'd trust the armed vigilantes more than the trained law enforcement officials.
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 09:59 PM (NWiLs)

You'd not be far wrong.

I do believe there are conscientious police officers who want to help people and put their lives on the line to serve others. However, positions of power attract assholes. Combine that with a degradation of the words 'Duty' and 'Honor' in our society and the math does itself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 21, 2019 10:01 PM (ycWCI)

15 I need a better clock!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 10:01 PM (f3oO4)

16 Happy Easter everyone, btw.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 21, 2019 10:02 PM (ycWCI)

17 Happy Easter everyone!
My gift to you all...

https://tinyurl.com/yxvuem2e

(They better not quit their day jobs, though I wish they would.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 10:03 PM (miE9U)

18 I'm pretty sure none of you people are going to heaven.

Posted by: April Ryan at April 21, 2019 10:04 PM (hjaPQ)

19 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 21, 2019 10:04 PM (uDcBt)

20 12 Fuck me, number 1 with only 453 comments?
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 10:00 PM (NWiLs)

Looks like you can coast next week, eh?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

21 How adorable. "Stolen Valor" Dick opining on "deceiving consumers".

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 10:05 PM (HCqAo)

22 Good Easter evening, Horde!

What an awesome weekend in so many ways!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 21, 2019 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

23 18 I'm pretty sure none of you people are going to heaven.
Posted by: April Ryan at April 21, 2019 10:04 PM (hjaPQ)

I don't know about that. I'm pretty sure a lot of people here woll. I'm probably not, despite not having even done anything particularly hell-worthy. All the punishment and none of the fun.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

24 Funny how some weeks you can get to #1 with 450 or so comments and others, you need over 1000.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 10:06 PM (miE9U)

25 "Easter Worshippers" appears to be the coordinated DNC and MSM message for what the "Ramadan Worshippers" did today.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 21, 2019 10:06 PM (0Ntuf)

26 raimondo made the list?! Does he know de wey?

Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 10:06 PM (Wd55D)

Gun Thread: Reloading 101 Pt. 3: Easter Edition - Working with Powder [Weasel]

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There's a Hare in my Scope!

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you've bitten the heads off of your chocolate bunnies and found all of the eggs hidden in your back yard. Remember, if you're good, the Easter Bunny will leave a quarter under your pillow tonight. Or is that the Tooth Fairy? Either way, let's pick up where we left off with reloading and other fun gun stuff last week, shall we?

For those who need to catch up, we've been discussing reloading and spreading the material over a few weeks. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 where we review essential gear and begin setting it up.

As a reminder, please do not list specific load powder charge weights when discussing reloading, and please remember this material is intended for the novice reloader, so let's keep the information basic for now. Thanks.

Moving right along in our reloading series, it's time to unbox the powder dispenser and scale, and this isn't a particularly difficult procedure. So open the boxes, and take out the powder dispenser and scale, and put them on your bench. The End. Seriously, a few words on the gear; you recall from the shopping list I recommended investing in a better than average powder dispenser and scale, and the reason is simple. While you can reload with satisfactory results using much less expensive equipment, using it can be tedious and frustrating. You want to make the reloading process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and a goofy powder dispenser is a pain in the ass to use. And it doesn't get better the longer you sit at the bench fighting with it. Same with scales. Nothing will make you less confident in your work than a powder scale that seems to be wandering all over the place, so if at all possible, this isn't the place to economize.

Powder Dispenser
These all work about the same way with the difference mostly being in the quality of the components. A micrometer of some sort is moved in and out creating a volumetrically variable chamber which fills with powder from a larger hopper above each time the lever is cycled. The setup really only involves putting the parts together and practicing a bit to develop a technique for operating the dispenser the very same way each time and using as close as possible to the same speed and pressure on the lever as you dispense a charge. At the beginning of a reloading session I always run through several test charges, measuring each until I am getting acceptably consistent results. It's also helpful to keep the main powder chamber at least approximately half full. I've found the charges begin to vary as the powder level gets close to running out. Finally, it's not a good idea to store powder in the dispenser between reloading sessions. I dump any unused powder back into the original container when I'm done for the day.

One note: For some powder dispensers, the micrometer size varies depending on whether it's designed for loading handgun loads where smaller charge weights are used, or rifle loads where larger charge weights are needed. Be sure to look at the range of performance for your particular dispenser to make sure it's appropriate for your intended use.

VIDEO: Powder measure setup
VIDEO: Using a powder measure


Scales
Powder scales come in all shapes, sizes and prices. You can spend a lot of money on a scale. I have small inexpensive digital jeweler's scales which honestly aren't too bad for a quick check, and very elaborate and expensive laboratory balances which can be fussy and subject to electromagnetic interference from household wiring and flourescent lighting fixtures. What I use is an old fashioned beam scale and I have collected a few from various manufacturers. There are all sorts of integrated dispensers and scale combinations which many people like, but what I use to produce my match ammunition is a plain old reloading beam scale. A couple of tips; calibrate your scales before each reloading session using a check weight, and I find it very helpful to add about a pound of stick-on lead wheel weights to the underside of the scale body when first setting it up. This helps dampen tiny vibrations and keep the scale from skittering all over the place on the bench as you work.

VIDEO: Redding beam scale review
VIDEO: How to zero and read a beam scale


Next week we'll talk about choosing components!

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Last week lin-duh sent in an excellent instructional video, and I thought I'd include it here again for those that may have missed it.

Did anyone have a chance to watch this and what do you think?

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Prolific Gun Thread contributor ibguy sends us this link for a neat-o hanging target frame. All you have to add is some 1' diameter electrical conduit and you're ready to shoot. In fact it's so neat-o that I ordered one my own self to use at the farm and it was delivered USPS in just a few days. I'll try to remember to include a review later this spring once I've used it. Thanks ibguy!

I have a bunch of different target frame setups of similar design. What do you use? Something you purchased or did you engineer one yourself?

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Range Time With a Purpose
The folks at Shooting Illustrated have some suggestions for making practical use of your range time.

When you go to the range, do you have a particular training objective in mind, or do you just plug away at paper trying to make a small group of holes?


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Link-O-Rama

iMarksman Sport Range Simulator h/t: ibguy
Ammunition Store - SALE!
Fulton Armory - SALE!
Powder Valley - SALE!
Outdoor Life: Six Survival Rifles Under $600
Gubs Magazine Review: Springfield Armory XDM 10mm
Shooting Times Review: Remington 700PCR
Shooting Illustrated: Ballistic Gel Testing
Barrel Twist Rate and You


***Mail Bag***

Our pal and Food Thread guru Mr. Charles B. Dildo sends us this week's Mail Bag entry. Perhaps an advanced cleaning procedure I'm not familiar with? Or a seasoning for the green matter?

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Please note the new and improved gmail account morongunthread at gmail dot com. An informal Gun Thread archive can be found HERE. If you have a question you would like to ask Gun Thread Staff offline, just send us a note and we'll do our best to answer. If you care to share the story of your favorite firearm, send a picture with your nic and tell us what you sadly lost in the tragic canoe accident. If you would like to remain completely anonymous, just say so. Lurkers are always welcome!

That's it for this week - have you been to the range?

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1 got my elk and deer licenses and put in for my tags...poles are all ready too, along with my tackle box.

Posted by: trapper's girl at April 21, 2019 07:03 PM (kwbNb)

2 nd

Posted by: 40 miles north at April 21, 2019 07:07 PM (o2vOl)

3 rd

Posted by: 40 miles north at April 21, 2019 07:09 PM (o2vOl)

4 Howdy and Happy Easter from WeaselAcres, everyone!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:09 PM (9lm3U)

5 Great thread and very informative, as always. Thanks, Weasel!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (gC2IV)

6 I built an AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel last week. I'm boresighting it and will zero it tomorrow.

McGyver, out

I've done three AR's in 6.5 Grendel. A 16" carbine and 20" rifle for me and a 18" rifle for grandson. Seems to be a good caliber and the AR is a perfect platform for it.

Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (m9DnX)

7 Weasel, Before I finish with the post, thanks for that top photo. It is adorable and I can always use adorable.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (bmdz3)

8 Off to a slow start on a holiday weekend. I read the content and a couple of the links.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (qc+VF)

9 Thanks, Duke! Appreciate your tuning in each week.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:12 PM (9lm3U)

10 Brace yourselves.

https://thefederalist.com/2017/10/29/obamas-campaign-gave-972000-law-firm-funneled-money-fusion-gps/

Posted by: Key West Reader at April 21, 2019 07:12 PM (8TrZS)

11 225 875 churches vandalized in one year in France. Hundreds murdered on Easter at churches in Sri Lanka. Years of persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria. How long can people pretend this isn't a global anti-Christian pogrom?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:06 PM (5aX2M)

*lugs this over from the other thread*

This is really starting to feel like one of those "gradually, then suddenly" scenarios.

Mainstream "news" outlets were pretty mum on whodunnit.

And scant mention of scores of Christian churches in Africa burnt, the parishioners murdered.

Gradually...
then suddenly.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 07:13 PM (PXJBj)

12 Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (bmdz3)
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Thanks JTB. That got an "awwwww" out of WeaselWoman, too.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:13 PM (9lm3U)

13 The mister is spending two weeks in the Midwest, turkey hunting in his ancestral stomping grounds. Except I'm not sure he's actually hunted more than two days in the last seven.
He did, however, trade in his old truck on a brand new one. So there's that.
Thank goodness I stayed home so I could work overtime, huh?

Posted by: antisocialist at April 21, 2019 07:14 PM (2shuf)

14 One of the splodey guys in Sri Lanka detonated in a crowd gathering for an Easter Morning breakfast buffet.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 07:14 PM (PXJBj)

15 Apologize for the length, but I had to tell this story:

Ever try to ship a firearm? I mean, as an individual to a manufacturer
(in my case) or an FFL? Should be doable, right? beware though, there
are some double secret prohibitions that you should know.
First, I
started out doing a search on the UPS and Fedex websites. I rejected
USPS out of hand, because USPS. Apparently USPS can ship them as well,
but I mean, if you're that much of an optimist, well, you're probably
not a regular reader of AOS.
The UPS website isn't half bad, but
deceptive because it's not complete. First, you can't just take it to a
UPS Store. They are a franchise and they don't do it. I made that
mistake and ran into a couple of hipsters and hipster managers that just
said, no, UPS doesn't ship firearms. I said, yes they do, and the
conversation degenerated from there. Turns out, you have to take it to a
UPS customer service center. Luckily, there are several in most major
metro areas. But, second mistake was calling them first and trying to
find out about packaging. They can't tell you on the phone, or rather,
the chick in Taiwan who answered their phone can't tell you. She also
can't give out the phone number for the customer service center - secret
info that. So, I found out the hard way that you have to leave it open
enough for their agent at the center to look inside. Mine was a long gun
that I had carefully wrapped, in it's case, and that had to be opened
to give the agent a look see. But besides that, UPS was pretty good.
When
I was rejected by the hipsters at the UPS store, I also looked at
Fedex. Their website has no info on shipping firearms. If you search
their site for "ship firearm", you get several references to shipping
"dangerous goods", but if you go to them, yep, they never mention
firearms. Then ok, so I called them too, and their chick in the
Dominican Republic only knew that I had to take it into one of the Fedex
shipping centers too, and there is only one in the metro area of the
state that I'm in. So Fedex was out.
Funny thing - both the hipster
at the UPS store and the dominican republic chick both asked me if the
manufacturer was an ffl holder. I would think that enough firearms are
shipped that the people answering the phones for them might have a
slight amount of training, but no. On second thought, I might not be
surprised if the Feds allowed a company to make guns, but not to sell
them.
So that's my tale of woe - my long gun is out in the ether and
hopefully will arrive safely. Maybe they ship it by canoe. That could be
trouble.

Posted by: Last at April 21, 2019 07:14 PM (8HiDF)

16 There's a Hare in my Scope!

Ok, what is the story behind that picture? We've got lots of little bunny rabbits running around right now, but they know from birth not to be around if there's a gun around.

Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 07:15 PM (Ry8mf)

17 I've done three AR's in 6.5 Grendel. A 16" carbine and 20" rifle for me and a 18" rifle for grandson. Seems to be a good caliber and the AR is a perfect platform for it.
Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (m9DnX)

I want to build an AR in 6.5 Grendel soooo bad, but my husband is convinced that Creedmore is the way to go.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 21, 2019 07:16 PM (2shuf)

18 Mrs. Epador was fortunately only holding a glass of red wine when I showed her the top photo.

Posted by: epador at April 21, 2019 07:16 PM (RyIfn)

19 Happy Easter Weasel!

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 07:17 PM (aBR7R)

20 Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 07:15 PM (Ry8mf)
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Special rules for Easter bunnies.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:17 PM (9lm3U)

21 Thanks JuJuBee! Happy Easter!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:18 PM (9lm3U)

22 > have you been to the range?

Yeah. On Monday I had some excellent pistol shooting with the S&W Vic. Friday I had some MEH rifle shooting with the RS22.

Although what I count as MEH now would have thrilled me 3 months ago.

Still waiting for the AR15 to be shipped but my spotting scope arrived today.

Posted by: ArthurK at April 21, 2019 07:19 PM (TlftJ)

23 I've done three AR's in 6.5 Grendel. A 16" carbine and 20" rifle for me and a 18" rifle for grandson.

I would be interested in hearing more about your experience. What barrels did you use and how did they work out for you? Are you handloading or using factory loads? And anything else that you think might be of use. Especially things of the "I wish I'd known that..." sort.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 07:20 PM (qc+VF)

24 I've done three AR's in 6.5 Grendel. A 16" carbine
and 20" rifle for me and a 18" rifle for grandson. Seems to be a good
caliber and the AR is a perfect platform for it.

Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (m9DnX)



I want to build an AR in 6.5 Grendel soooo bad, but my husband is convinced that Creedmore is the way to go.


Posted by: antisocialist at April 21, 2019 07:16 PM


.300 Blackout is the definitive cartridge for the black rifle platform.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2019 07:20 PM (JUOKG)

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Posted by: ArthurK at April 21, 2019 07:19 PM (TlftJ)
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So you're seeing progress! Fun, isn't it?

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:20 PM (9lm3U)

26 Willowed:
How long can people pretend this isn't a global anti-Christian pogrom?



Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:06 PM (5aX2M)

AND
Jew pogrom!?!? Christ warned us as did Paul, etc. My niece and I were
discussing this earlier vis-a-vis the Sri Lanka debacle. When will
people wake up?!?!?


Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 07:17 PM (u5LFV)

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 07:21 PM (u5LFV)

27 The gub thread is a good place to share this:
https://coffeeordie.com/ lake-city-ammo-plant/

Posted by: Helena Handbasket - CNN is ridiculous bullshit at April 21, 2019 07:21 PM (0ReGO)

28 That glockamole can result in diearrea .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 21, 2019 07:22 PM (2DOZq)

29 > Posted by: Last

Ref shipping firearms.

When my S&W Victory broke, S&W sent me (emailed) a prepaid shipping label. I just stuck in on the package and UPS picked it up at my door the next day.

When it was fixed, UPS dropped it off. You don't have a gun that was already in your possession shipped to an FFL. That's for when you first get it from the dealer - the FFL has transfer paperwork to fill out. There's not transfer when you get a gun fixed

Posted by: ArthurK at April 21, 2019 07:23 PM (TlftJ)

30 I want to build an AR in 6.5 Grendel soooo bad, but my husband is convinced that Creedmore is the way to go.


Posted by: antisocialist at April 21, 2019 07:16 PM

I think the military has chosen the creedmore.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 21, 2019 07:23 PM (2DOZq)

31 OT - I know better than to post on an old thread, so thanks to everyone's WWII book recommendation in the book thread. Still looking for a good D-Day book.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 07:23 PM (Izzlo)

32
One of the splodey guys in Sri Lanka detonated in a crowd gathering for an Easter Morning breakfast buffet.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 07:14 PM (PXJBj)

Those damned Amish! Always causing trouble

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 07:24 PM (u5LFV)

33 Well, I'm back!

Did mass, had a nice feast with the family, took a nap and then a walk in this wonderful sunny warm weather.

Yesterday I was at the Novi gun show (Michiganders know what I'm talking about) and as usual non-firearm purchases predominated.

I got some delicious spicy cheese, barbecue sauce and a German military surplus hat that replicates one I had in the 80s with ear flaps and a visor. I literally wore the thing to pieces over 20 years and have been craving a replacement.

Can hardly wait for winter to wear the thing. Youngest Daughter got a Russian furry hat and Middle Daughter picked up a German surplus field jacket.

I did buy 500 rounds of cheap pistol ammo, causing one of my friends (who met me there) to ask how long it would last.

"That's like a year's supply for me. How long will it last you?"

I paused to think about. "Maybe a month. Maybe less." The vendor laughed.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 07:24 PM (cfSRQ)

34 Glockamole, somebody clean that gun quick.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 21, 2019 07:24 PM (z8Ih+)

35 34 Glockamole, somebody clean that gun quick.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 21, 2019 07:24 PM (z8Ih+)
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Well... it is a Glock...

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:25 PM (9lm3U)

36 Nice thread Weasel, as usual!

When I go to the range, I usually work on the basics first when zeroing my rifles. Then I work on follow up shots, practice reloads and what not, usually out to 100 yards.

At longer ranges, 300 to 600 yards, I work on how a particular rifle sights in and any hold off or hold overs I need for a particular distance using iron sights or scopes.

Collecting surplus, I shoot everything from 1917 Lee Enfields, 1903 Springfields, etc. to modern AK's and AR's so it is fun and challenging as well as a walk thru history.

When I go to the pistol range, I tend to work on basics as well as seeing what a particular pistol or revolver can and cannot do. From old Cz-27's to modern 1911's, it is always fun and a challenge to get them running right and on target.

I recently found a nice 1908 Colt Hammerless in .380 that may need to be liberated from a dusty old pawn shop in my AO. Poor thing just sits there.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 07:26 PM (Z+IKu)

37 Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 07:21 PM (u5LFV)

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They've been attacking our synagogues for a long, long time. We're used to it, we know what's going on.

I'm afraid a lot of Christians are in denial about what's happening. The complacency needs to be broken, and our detestable, traitorous media isn't helping.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:27 PM (5aX2M)

38 Regarding UPS, I recently shipped my Mauser bolt and barrel with them at their retail store and it went very smoothly. Obviously it wasn't a full firearm, but they were helpful and polite.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 07:27 PM (cfSRQ)

39
One of the ARs I built is 6.8 SPC.

Anyone else use that?

I think I did that before the 6.5 became popular..?

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 21, 2019 07:28 PM (4DCSq)

40 Ever try to ship a firearm? I mean, as an individual to a manufacturer (in my case) or an FFL? Should be doable, right?

I've shipped both to a manufacturer (Ruger, FWIW) and to a C&R FFL. Ruger was easy because they sent a box with all the proper labels. For the C&R, I did what you did and found the regs on the USPS website and printed them out. I also stopped in the day before and told them that I would be bringing in a rifle to mail. The clerk had me talk to the postmaster who was totally cooperative. He told me to bring the box unsealed and ask for him personally. When I came back I brought a copy of the receiver's FFL. He looked at that, looked in the box, taped it up and everything was good to go. Honestly less hassle than I was expecting.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 07:28 PM (qc+VF)

41 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 07:26 PM (Z+IKu)
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Thanks Hairyback Guy. My pleasure!

Sounds like you have a good routine at the range. Why aren't you at the pawn shop?!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:29 PM (9lm3U)

42 I recently found a nice 1908 Colt Hammerless in .380
that may need to be liberated from a dusty old pawn shop in my AO. Poor
thing just sits there.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 07:26 PM (Z+IKu)

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I want one of those as well. Also looking at picking up a Tokarev.

Collecting antique pistols is addictive. The feel, the sense of history... very cool.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 07:32 PM (cfSRQ)

43 I'm afraid a lot of Christians are in denial about
what's happening. The complacency needs to be broken, and our
detestable, traitorous media isn't helping.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:27 PM (5aX2M)

A lot of the Christians I know are in a state of denial as long as the Nile River. Reminds me of the Einstein quote concerning human stupidity and infinity.Sigh!

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 07:32 PM (u5LFV)

44 37. Well don't look to Commie Pope for any leadership on this issue. Even Benedict 16 walked back his realistic islam statements when the PC cops leaned on him.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Ox1Xf)

45 Interesting links on how to operate the scales. Precision is important, probably not good to do that under a ceiling fan. Good series Weasel, always wanted to know more on reloading.

Went to the range last week and tried trap for the first time. Shoulder recovering, new recoil pad installed and a cheap vest with a pad ordered. Completely different than a day at the rifle range. Those clays are quick. You have all of a second to see, track, point more than really aim, and fire.

Posted by: Uncle Si at April 21, 2019 07:35 PM (F7vOh)

46 joesphistan - That just reminded me I saw a D-day book at my local used book shop and never went back to get it. Still trying to track down anything on a engineer battalion/ company my FiL was in.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:36 PM (BbGew)

47 The links on setting up and using powder measures are very helpful. Much of this stuff is not instinctual. Same for using the scale. I'm going to note the Ytube titles to place in the Bookmarks section.

Also, that video from lin-duh about acquiring handgun mastery (or at least improvement) is worth watching. It breaks down the process into repeatable steps without getting overly complicated. My only complaint is they use those new-fangled semi autos instead of revolvers. :-)

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:37 PM (bmdz3)

48 our local UPS store has quite a few gub fans on staff, starting with the manager. never had a problem there in either direction for gub things.

in fact, they love when i play "show n' tell" with new things.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 07:39 PM (ER1jH)

49 If the disciples carried a gun what kind of gun would it be?

A Colt Single action of course.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 21, 2019 07:39 PM (2DOZq)

50 Well don't look to Commie Pope for any leadership
on this issue. Even Benedict 16 walked back his realistic islam
statements when the PC cops leaned on him.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Ox1Xf)

As far as I am concerned, there hasn't been a real Pope since John Paul II, maybe John Paul I.

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 07:40 PM (u5LFV)

51 I want to build an AR in 6.5 Grendel soooo bad, but my husband is convinced that Creedmore is the way to go.

The creedmore will require the AR10 platform instead of the AR15. Cartridge dimensions and pressure push it up. This, or something similar, is what the AR should have been to begin with.

Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:40 PM (m9DnX)

52 for shipping FFL stuff, i just take everything to the toy store, ready to go, they add their paperw*rk & seal it up, and it gets picked up there.

now that i have my 03, anything old we buy will be coming straight to the house. i'll just have UPS, or whoever, hold it at their hub and pick it up there, instead of wondering WFT they are going to come to the house.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 07:42 PM (ER1jH)

53 Funny how the media used such highly charged language when reporting on New Zealand. For Sri Lanka they have their dispassionate journalist facade back. Fifty muslims dead was a horrific atrocity, over 200 dead Christians and others simply eating breakfast at their hotels were described as...over 200 dead. Just the facts, ma'am.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 07:43 PM (aBR7R)

54 Sounds like you have a good routine at the range. Why aren't you at the pawn shop?!
Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:29 PM (9lm3U)

Hopefully, I will swing by there this week and rescue the poor thing.

After a nice bath and all it's shots, it will be good to go....LOL

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 07:44 PM (Z+IKu)

55 Range time: Family guntogether and Shot Garand, 1911, AR, 22 WMR, 45 acp Sig.

Day before family guntogether, shot IDPA.

Another great job, Weasel!

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 07:45 PM (WEBkv)

56 Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:40 PM (m9DnX)

Makes sense since it's a similar caliber to the .308.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 21, 2019 07:45 PM (2DOZq)

57 The creedmore will require the AR10 platform instead of the AR15. Cartridge dimensions and pressure push it up. This, or something similar, is what the AR should have been to begin with.
Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:40 PM (m9DnX)

Yeah, that was what he was saying. I don't really want to build an AR10 for the first build, plus we already have one. I just want something different, you know?

Posted by: antisocialist at April 21, 2019 07:45 PM (2shuf)

58 Back to family, taking a quick break to drop by and say howdy.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 07:45 PM (WEBkv)

59 44
37. Well don't look to Commie Pope for any leadership on this issue.
Even Benedict 16 walked back his realistic islam statements when the PC
cops leaned on him.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 07:33 PM (Ox1Xf)

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Pope Benedict was ahead of his time and worried about bringing people along to fast. He was also hampered by the fact that no Western leader had the guts to stand beside him. Even Dubya kept swearing that Islam = peace.

If you get a chance, read his 6,000 word discourse on the sex abuse scandal.

It came out last week. Thoughtful and incisive, but we knew that.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 07:46 PM (cfSRQ)

60
Glockamole, somebody clean that gun quick.
Posted by: Ben Had
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Well... it is a Glock...
Posted by: Weasel


Shouldn't matter. New media tells me they're plastic and plastic doesn't rust...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 07:48 PM (aKsyK)

61 I use a Lyman powder measure I bought some 30 years ago, heavy cast iron body and a 2-stage micrometer slide. The plastic powder tube is darkened from mucho powder having gone through it, but this powder measure is pretty much indestructible -- it should out-live me.

I use a Lyman balance beam I bought with the powder measure. Good tip about adding lead weights, I hadn't thought of that. I check every 10th powder throw. I never go for maximum loads, so I stay away from the danger zone on the load lists.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 07:49 PM (5Yee7)

62 When it was fixed, UPS dropped it off. You don't have a gun that was already in your possession shipped to an FFL. That's for when you first get it from the dealer - the FFL has transfer paperwork to fill out. There's not transfer when you get a gun fixed

Some state -- I don't recall which one but no doubt one of the usual suspects -- was trying to make it so that you had to do a NICS check to get your own gun back from the gunsmith. Don't know if happened or not.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 07:49 PM (qc+VF)

63 pro tip for handling powder:

do NOT use a vacuum cleaner to pick up any spills.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 07:49 PM (ER1jH)

64 Thanks Uncle Si, JTB and Blake. Appreciate the kind words.

I'm at the farm for a few days and am going to try and take some time off from projects to do a little shooting.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:50 PM (9lm3U)

65 I know my dad liked Benedict XVI/Cardinal Ratzinger (I'm not sure what a retired Pope goes by). I respect his opinion, so I think he was a good Pope on the whole. I think that may also be why he "retired." Something seems to be very wrong in Rome.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:50 PM (5aX2M)

66 I prefer scoops to powder measures if they are calibrated and consistent. Of course, that makes them a one trick pony: a specific amount of a specific powder for a specific load. Very quick and handy once done but limited.

But when working up loads, having the ability to make minute changes in a charge is where the powder measures shine. The alternative is to scoop a charge close to what is wanted and trickle in the remainder. It's slow but doable.

This is why a good scale is so important. Being able to make .1 or .2 grains difference in a load is a helpful ability to have.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:51 PM (bmdz3)

67 I think the military has chosen the creedmore.

6.8 SOCOM, or something very similar, is what what I am hearing. Again for the same reasons. Overall cartridge dimensions and pressure push the creedmore into the larger receiver in the AR10.

Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:51 PM (m9DnX)

68 In lots of ways black powder is so much easier, pour into measure, dump into barrel, ram bullet home.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:52 PM (BbGew)

69
I use a Lyman balance beam I bought with the powder measure. Good tip about adding lead weights, I hadn't thought of that. I check every 10th powder throw. I never go for maximum loads, so I stay away from the danger zone on the load lists.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 07:49 PM (5Yee7)
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Let me know how you like the lead weight trick if you try it. It makes a big difference!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:52 PM (9lm3U)

70 But when working up loads, having the ability to make minute changes in a charge is where the powder measures shine. The alternative is to scoop a charge close to what is wanted and trickle in the remainder. It's slow but doable.

This is why a good scale is so important. Being able to make .1 or .2 grains difference in a load is a helpful ability to have.
Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:51 PM (bmdz3)
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Powder tricklers are great for that, too.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:55 PM (9lm3U)

71 I know my dad liked Benedict XVI/Cardinal Ratzinger (I'm not sure what a retired Pope goes by). I respect his opinion, so I think he was a good Pope on the whole. I think that may also be why he "retired." Something seems to be very wrong in Rome.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:50 PM (5aX2M)

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Seems like he "was retired" rather than choosing to retire. Supposedly for health reasons, but still doing well 6 years later. This was at a time when the whole world was swinging Left, and I'm guessing the RC Church wanted to keep up.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:55 PM (9hJlZ)

72 Weasel, as long as you remember to change fuel filters. Then you can shoot all you want.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 21, 2019 07:56 PM (z8Ih+)

73 72 Weasel, as long as you remember to change fuel filters. Then you can shoot all you want.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 21, 2019 07:56 PM (z8Ih+)
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I will, thanks! I bought four so I'll have them when I need them. Fuel filters are way cheaper than tractor engines!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 07:57 PM (9lm3U)

74 Weasel, If I can find it, I'll send a link to a homemade item for beam scales. It's a platform that raises the scale to an easily seen height, can be leveled at four points and has room to use a powder trickler. Hope I can find it again.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:57 PM (bmdz3)

75 Lights out soon, if your up at 4am log in.
Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:59 PM (BbGew)

76 Semi related reload comment:

I got a recall notice this week on some ammo i purchased. Seems someone overloaded the powder on a couple of lots.

Turns out i did not buy one of the lots, but does high light the variability to be found in manufactered rounds.

Posted by: tbodie at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (dhqL5)

77 74 Weasel, If I can find it, I'll send a link to a homemade item for beam scales. It's a platform that raises the scale to an easily seen height, can be leveled at four points and has room to use a powder trickler. Hope I can find it again.
Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:57 PM (bmdz3)
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Thanks, JTB. Check out the Omega powder trickler when you have time. It's battery operated with an adjustable stand and does a great job once you become proficient using it.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (9lm3U)

78 Seems like he "was retired" rather than choosing to
retire. Supposedly for health reasons, but still doing well 6 years
later. This was at a time when the whole world was swinging Left, and
I'm guessing the RC Church wanted to keep up.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:55 PM (9hJlZ)

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He knew a storm was coming and doubted his strength to prevail. He saw up close the long decline of St. John Paul II and did not want the same thing to happen again.

I'm also not sure why you're insinuating there's something suspicious about him having unexpectedly good health. I call that a blessing and am glad he is well enough to share more of his wisdom with us.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (cfSRQ)

79 'Night Skip. Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (9lm3U)

80 Back when I was a yute, the real eccentrics of the shooting world were the bench rest guys. Take a 22/250, add a 15 pound barrel, a railroad tie for a stock, and a 20 power scope and you were in business. A lot of those guys used the very simple Lee Loader and the scoop powder measure. During their exceedingly boring shooting session, sometimes 10 shots in two hours, they would reload the same case over and over. Striving for the one hole group at 500 yards.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 21, 2019 08:02 PM (XnuYA)

81 Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 21, 2019 08:02 PM (XnuYA)
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A lot of my F-Class buddies shoot benchrest in the winter to keep in practice.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:03 PM (9lm3U)

82 That Glock was a bitchkitty to clean, won't it CBD? I mean after you licked most of the guacamole off.

Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 08:08 PM (qBNEP)

83 I'm also not sure why you're insinuating there's something suspicious about him having unexpectedly good health. I call that a blessing and am glad he is well enough to share more of his wisdom with us.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (cfSRQ)

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I agree that his continued good health is a good thing and a blessing. I only noted it because, as I recall, health was cited as the reason for his retirement. Maybe I got used to Popes during my life serving as long as they thought were able physically.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 08:09 PM (9hJlZ)

84 It's been a few good weeks collecting .32's.
I've squandered my capital on:

A 1913 Colt (Model 1903).
It's one of the last few thousand made in high-polish blue.
It's a blue-black mirror, like only Colt could do.

A late minty 1941 Colt (Model 1903).
It's in an un-numbered and unlabeled Colt box,
with no instruction manual or interior label.
As such, I'm pretty sure it's one of the Royal Netherlands Indies Ordnance Commission.
The order got marooned in New York after Dec. 11.
A Colt letter will (I hope) prove I'm right and that
it's a "Dutch Colt".

A Sauer 1913, marked '1920' and P.w. B.
A pre-WWI Bavarian Police .32, allowed to be
retained after the Armistice.

I've located a Berlin Police "K.P.P.B." marked FN1900,
a truly rare bird, with the safety markings in German (not French, as usual).
Calling the shop in the morning... they want less than $400 for it. that's foolishly low.
And I've been hunting a Berlin Police 1900 for a long time.

Posted by: retropox at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (tNgix)

85 A lot of my F-Class buddies shoot benchrest in the winter to keep in practice.

Pretty much the same thing except that you don't have to lie on your belly in the snow, isn't it? More seriously, I wouldn't have thought that people would shoot BR in the winter either unless maybe if you live in Arizona.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (qc+VF)

86 Commie Pope has some weird foot fetish. He's probably on his way to Sri Lanka right now to kiss some muzzie foot. That's his preferred method of 'building bridges not walls.'

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (bYk1t)

87 Neat-o hanging target frame , the only thing remaining to do is buy a 4" tube of pvc, 2 end caps, and cut to appropriate length.

When did the thought bubble come into his mind would be an interesting tidbit. Bet he wasn't consciously thinking about shooting - just tinkering with something in the garage and *whoa*.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (AfYvi)

88 Happy gun thread day!

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (NWiLs)

89 In lots of ways black powder is so much easier, pour into measure, dump into barrel, ram bullet home.
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:52 PM (BbGew)

Love watching those guys at the range. Everyone else is pow, pow, pow then you hear bang/swoosh and a big cloud of smoke billows forth from the black powder guy.

I always stop and ask them questions even though I don't shoot black powder as I learn something every time. Plus it's so cool.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 08:12 PM (Z+IKu)

90 I agree that his continued good health is a good
thing and a blessing. I only noted it because, as I recall, health was
cited as the reason for his retirement. Maybe I got used to Popes during
my life serving as long as they thought were able physically.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 08:09 PM (9hJlZ)

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The stress load he has now is a lot different. All the travel, audiences, etc. may well be beyond his abilities, but he's fine with a quiet life of contemplation and prayer.

I think he made his decision to set an example for others.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:12 PM (cfSRQ)

91
Seems like he "was retired" rather than choosing to retire.
Supposedly for health reasons, but still doing well 6 years later. This
was at a time when the whole world was swinging Left, and I'm guessing
the RC Church wanted to keep up.
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Remember JPII had Reagan and Thatcher and the Polish Solidarity movement. Benedict was accused constantly of being 'nazi'.

Frankie Hollywood is truly a disappointment and nowhere near intellectually as able as his predecessors.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 08:12 PM (MIKMs)

92 Hey everybody.

Is that glockamole extra spicy??

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 08:13 PM (miE9U)

93 85 A lot of my F-Class buddies shoot benchrest in the winter to keep in practice.

Pretty much the same thing except that you don't have to lie on your belly in the snow, isn't it? More seriously, I wouldn't have thought that people would shoot BR in the winter either unless maybe if you live in Arizona.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (qc+VF)
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The club where I used to shoot had a busy winter BR match schedule. Not sure if it's a thing or not. Anyone else know? The guys used to complain about the bitter cold (go figure).

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:13 PM (9lm3U)

94 Posted by: retropox at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (tNgix)


You need a bigger vault.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 08:13 PM (AfYvi)

95 2 Weasel, as long as you remember to change fuel filters. Then you can shoot all you want.
Posted by: Ben Had
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FWIW, given the problems with ethanol, I have added a marine water trap to my fuel line. There is also the matter of condensation forming in the tank, ethanoled fuel or not.

I did this after stuttery running, and finding water in the carb bowl. On my little tractor there is only a plastic in-line filter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 08:14 PM (CDGwz)

96 I'm also not sure why you're insinuating there's
something suspicious about him having unexpectedly good health. I call
that a blessing and am glad he is well enough to share more of his
wisdom with us.


Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (cfSRQ)

Guess I am just bummed out over the far left political slant the Church has seemed to take in recent years. Stick to the message of Christ and the Apostles! Politicians are Satan's spawn.

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 08:14 PM (u5LFV)

97 88 Happy gun thread day!
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 08:10 PM (NWiLs)
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Same to you, Imsom!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:15 PM (9lm3U)

98 Calm Mentor, it is extremely rare that a Catholic Pope retires, they usually serve until death. There used to be a commenter named 'curious' who said her friend's barber in Rome told him Benedict 16 was going to retire, and we all gave her a workout. Well the barber turned out to be right.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM (bYk1t)

99 Yep. Survived the day. Here for my fave thread.
Weasel has been telling me about custom builds and it gives me a funny feeling "down there".

Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM (61D7I)

100 Something isn't making sense to me.
There is talk of scales.
There is talk of powder dispensers that measure the load.
Why both unless you're using the scales to confirm your dispenser is on target?
Personally, I will probably just weigh each load and use a funnel to go from the scales to the casing. I'm sure a dispenser speeds things up but, what's the rush?

I have most of what I need but not there yet. Still don't have calipers, a good trimmer, cleaner for the brassvod a good scale.

Do have Lee 50th anniversary reloading kit, a set of Lee dies for the rifle, couple thousand primers ( Winchester large rifle WLR ) and a lb of IMR 4831 that was recommended.
Oh, and 100 Nosler/Winchester 140gr ballistic silvertips.
If any of those sound wrong for my 7mm mag, please sound off.

Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM (E9vLe)

101 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 08:14 PM (CDGwz)
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I use a diesel stabilizer in the tank and drain water (not much) from the filter when I remember!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:17 PM (9lm3U)

102 Last week I mentioned helping a friend get started in reloading and thought the Lee Hand Press (nutcracker style) would be useful. Then I realized I handed used one from spent brass to finished round for years. Before offering my opinion, I should check it again making 38 WCs.

I used spent 38 special cases and the usual three die Lee carbide set. Didn't lube the first few cases. not really needed for straight wall pistol cases. Then tried the rest using Lee resizing lube. (That's a topic for another thread but the stuff works really well.)The lube made a significant improvement in how easily the sizing went. The ram prime that comes with the Hand Press kit worked VERY well, much better and faster and more positive than expected. I held the cases in a tray to charge them with a scoop I use for that cartridge all the time. The bullet seating and crimping die was already set for WCs. It went faster and was more fun than I anticipated.


Even a small mounted single stage press can do the same. But for those with a lack of space or funds the Hand Press kit can do it all.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 08:19 PM (bmdz3)

103 Gunga la Gunga

Posted by: JT at April 21, 2019 08:20 PM (QzCyC)

104 99 Yep. Survived the day. Here for my fave thread.
Weasel has been telling me about custom builds and it gives me a funny feeling "down there".
Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM (61D7I)
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Save yourself while you still can!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:21 PM (9lm3U)

105
OT, but great picture:

https://tinyurl.com/y4dz6zly

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 08:21 PM (LsBY9)

106 > Still looking for a good D-Day book.
Posted by: josephistan

Beevor's book "D-Day" is solid.

Posted by: ArthurK at April 21, 2019 08:22 PM (TlftJ)

107 Howdy Horde!

So, the Seders are behind us, and I certainly hope that y'al had a Blessed Easter.

Thanks, Weasel, for the shout-out!

Our local indoor range has switched up to a digital (?) lane configuration.

Was initially skeptical, bit now - to quote Davey Jones - I'ma believer.

Posted by: ibguy at April 21, 2019 08:22 PM (EHVbt)

108 Ok, let's do a .45 v 9 mm thing. This is as a result of Weasel putting me some knowledge. Again.
6.5 Creedmore v. .308 Win?

Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:23 PM (61D7I)

109 Calm Mentor, it is extremely rare that a Catholic Pope retires, they usually serve until death. There used to be a commenter named 'curious' who said her friend's barber in Rome told him Benedict 16 was going to retire, and we all gave her a workout. Well the barber turned out to be right.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM (bYk1t)

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This has been my recollection throughout my life as well, but A.H Lloyd makes a good point above.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 08:23 PM (ffYR/)

110 I showed the Glockamole picture to my NRA Expert Marksman daughter and she just rolled her eyes at me and told me that this didn't even qualify as "Dad Humor."

I think she likes the gun.

Posted by: Gork at April 21, 2019 08:24 PM (VmQ66)

111 Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM (E9vLe)
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When I'm reloading handgun loads, I QC about every 5 or 10 rounds. For match loads, I use the powder measure set to about 99% of the load I want and then trickle each one the final amount literally by the speck of powder.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:26 PM (9lm3U)

112 OT, but great picture:

Maybe OT, but certainly timely. And very touching.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:26 PM (qc+VF)

113 OT, but great picture:
https://tinyurl.com/y4dz6zly
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 08:21 PM (LsBY9)

Nice!....more people need to be like that little girl.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 08:26 PM (Z+IKu)

114 Anybody else here like to use old light bulbs for targets? Also, punching holes in old drives is fun, just be a long ways away.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:27 PM (UdKB7)

115 108 Ok, let's do a .45 v 9 mm thing. This is as a result of Weasel putting me some knowledge. Again.
6.5 Creedmore v. .308 Win?
Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:23 PM (61D7I)
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Yes!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:28 PM (9lm3U)

116 Powder dispensers are fine until you try to use one with stick-shaped powder. If I'm reloading with a powder such as IMR-4198, I set the dispenser to throw a charge several grains under the desired weight, and then subsequently place the charge on a scale and add the remaining grains using a powder trickler.

Posted by: WVinMN at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (pV4s0)

117 I'm afraid a lot of Christians are in denial about what's happening. The complacency needs to be broken, and our detestable, traitorous media isn't helping.

Not at our house of worship. Very aware, and good OPSEC.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (lD3vL)

118
True Git is on tv. I can't watch it because 1) matt damon, and 2) Jeff Bridges' stupid mouthfull-of-shit speech-acting.

Never saw the original True Grit. Any good?
Is "Rooster Congburn" a sequel?

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (nYGP6)

119 89 ... "In lots of ways black powder is so much easier, pour into measure, dump into barrel, ram bullet home.
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:52 PM (BbGew)

Love watching those guys at the range. Everyone else is pow, pow, pow then you hear bang/swoosh and a big cloud of smoke billows forth from the black powder guy.

I always stop and ask them questions even though I don't shoot black powder as I learn something every time. Plus it's so cool.

Hairyback Guy,

I love the pace of shooting muzzleloaders. It's slower of course and more deliberate but that adds to the enjoyment. And the folks who go for the traditional styles are enthusiastic about the hobby and enjoy talking about it.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (bmdz3)

120 And the folks who go for the traditional styles are enthusiastic about the hobby and enjoy talking about it.
Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (bmdz3)

Yup....most of the guys I have met hunt with their black powder rifles and I always ask about caliber and effective range, how they clean and maintain them and what not.

Good folks from the ones I have spoken with.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 08:32 PM (Z+IKu)

121 If you shoot at the bulb part of a regular old (blown) lightbulb with a 22, it will just punch a little hole thru it. If you aim for the base though, it blows up with a satisfying pop.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:33 PM (UdKB7)

122 Never saw the original True Grit. Any good?
Is "Rooster Congburn" a sequel?
Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (nYGP6)

I didn't like it. Monkeyed around with the formula too much.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 08:33 PM (NWiLs)

123 Concur on setting powder weight throw to somewhat under 100%. Especially with hard to meter stick-shaped powder. Literally trickle the final specks. My loads have gotten better b far.

Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:33 PM (61D7I)

124 Oh? I hate fucking monkeys.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 08:34 PM (nYGP6)

125 Thanks again, weasel, for a great gun thread. I wait all week but generally don't get to it until everyone has moved on.

Posted by: Pod Hamp at April 21, 2019 08:35 PM (RBFmA)

126 Weasel has been telling me about custom builds and it gives me a funny feeling "down there".
Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM


Yes. This is a frequently encountered issue.

Fortunately, you're in exactly the right place to help you get and maintain that FRESH feeling.

FRESH = Firearms and Reloading Energy, Support, & Help.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:35 PM (DMUuz)

127

*** looks up ***

*** looks around ***

* goes back to town *

Posted by: fucking monkey at April 21, 2019 08:35 PM (UdKB7)

128 Ok, let's do a .45 v 9 mm thing.


Calibre is inches. MM is communist.

Dispute this.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:36 PM (fuK7c)

129 My Easter gift to you all! :-)

https://tinyurl.com/yxvuem2e

(They better not quit their day jobs, though I wish they would.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 08:37 PM (miE9U)

130 Ok, let's do a .45 v 9 mm thing. This is as a result of Weasel putting me some knowledge. Again. 6.5 Creedmore v. .308 Win?

Yeah, it's been an unusually slow GT so we could use a little pot stirring. A 6.5 CM is on my lust list (as is a 6.5 Grendel) but if I can't have both, I'll have the .308. NATO standard, huge availability advantage both for components and factory loads, suitable for all but the most extreme applications that the 6.5 is. Maybe (just pulling ideas out of my nethers now) better barrel life, maybe heavier bullets for larger game?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:37 PM (qc+VF)

131 True Git. Love it.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 08:38 PM (RuIsu)

132 125 Thanks again, weasel, for a great gun thread. I wait all week but generally don't get to it until everyone has moved on.
Posted by: Pod Hamp at April 21, 2019 08:35 PM (RBFmA)
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Well thank you very much, Pod Hamp. Glad to have you here!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:38 PM (9lm3U)

133 I have both the 1969 and 2010 True Grit movies on disc. They're both great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 08:38 PM (miE9U)

134 MM is communist.
Dispute this.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:36 PM


Million Million is about as capitalistic as it gets, comrade.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:38 PM (DMUuz)

135 Guns! Yea!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 08:39 PM (xJa6I)

136 Is MM Michael Moore?

Fun fact about him: his initials are also his weight in Roman numerals. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 08:39 PM (miE9U)

137 MM is communist.
Dispute this.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:36 PM

Million Million is about as capitalistic as it gets, comrade.



MM would be thousand thousand, or one million.

millimeters are still communist.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:40 PM (fuK7c)

138 Ok, Bander, I will revise: .260 v. .308.
Now, Ballistic Coefficients. G1 v. G4.?
Sorry, showing off my semi knowledge. Makes me dangerous.

Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:40 PM (61D7I)

139 Never saw the original True Grit. Any good?
Is "Rooster Congburn" a sequel?


Yes. Can't compare it to the Bridges/Damon version because I haven't seen it. Yes, and like most sequels, not as good.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:40 PM (qc+VF)

140 126 Weasel has been telling me about custom builds and it gives me a funny feeling "down there".
Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 08:16 PM

Yes. This is a frequently encountered issue.

Fortunately, you're in exactly the right place to help you get and maintain that FRESH feeling.

FRESH = Firearms and Reloading Energy, Support, & Help.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:35 PM (DMUuz)
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Putting the first round on target at long range is a great feeling. Very satisfying. Putting a second round on top of the first is where the real fun is.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:41 PM (9lm3U)

141 True Grit sequel is better. I will stop shit stirring in 19 minutes when GoT comes on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:41 PM (fuK7c)

142 Interesting thing about the 2010 True Grit... the ending is quite different, as I recall.

Spoiler below...
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I believe there was a sequel to the 1969 version, but not sure one could be made of the 2010 version.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 08:41 PM (miE9U)

143 Are you using the powder measure to the scale and then adding by speck until scale says "right there?"

I've done a lot of lab work where I'd use a spatula to weigh various things out to as far as 0.0001 grams. Spatulas were curved and you could hold them in your hand and tap the side with your index finger to add tiny amounts.

Also wondering about starting powder load to work with. Why don't they tell you what is in factory loads on the box?



Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 08:41 PM (E9vLe)

144 Was General Sterling Price the cat in the remake? Chin Lee? Strother Martin? If not, it probably sucked.

Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 08:44 PM (qBNEP)

145 143 Are you using the powder measure to the scale and then adding by speck until scale says "right there?"

I've done a lot of lab work where I'd use a spatula to weigh various things out to as far as 0.0001 grams. Spatulas were curved and you could hold them in your hand and tap the side with your index finger to add tiny amounts.

Also wondering about starting powder load to work with. Why don't they tell you what is in factory loads on the box?



Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 08:41 PM (E9vLe)
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I use a powder measure to "dump" most of the load I want, then with the pan on a beam scale, use a powder trickler to make it exact.

For really accurate handloads, every barrel is different. Part of the science is tuning a load for your particular rifle.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:45 PM (9lm3U)

146 Range time is best time. At least for me. If I could swing it, I'd shoot every day.

Ah well. Wall o'text range report follows.

After putting 1k rounds through the SIG P320 with somewhat mixed results, I thought I'd put 1k of the same ammo through my boo, the XD9 to compare how well I shot without a red dot on a platform I know well.

I also mixed in some .22 practice with the SIG P250-22, using CCI MiniMags. Fired 200 rounds of Mini-Mags and 200 rounds of Fiocci 115gr FMJ ammo.

For ergonomics, the XD hits the sweet spot for me. It just fits me. That doesn't mean I can't fuck up a wet dream, because I can and will.

Once again, I shot fairly consistently low-left, making a 2"x2" 'beaten area' on the 10 zone border. There were the usual flyers and flinches but most of the 200 rounds went there.

Also, I got some 'XD finger' from pulling with the base of my finger instead of my full pad. So by the end of the 200 rounds, my index finger was sore, but happy.

So far, I think the SIG P320 was actually easier to shoot, all except the damn heat transfer problem. By the way, the XD9 also has a take down lever but it did NOT transfer heat from the barrel the way the SIG does. Honestly, I thought I'd be MUCH better with the XD9, instead...it's a wash or the victory goes to the SIG. More next week after another 200 rounds and after I pay more attention to my trigger finger placement.

Oh and the SIG P250-22 was shooting low (dot covering target instead of bisecting it or 6") but the groups were smaller despite a truly horrible, heavy trigger.

No malfunctions on either gun, but had to pull the trigger twice on one .22 round. It's rimfire, so not the guns's fault, I suspect.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 08:47 PM (xJa6I)

147 Gunga la Gunga
Posted by: JT at April 21, 2019 08:20 PM (QzCyC)

===

So you have that going for you...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 08:47 PM (EZebt)

148 Why don't they tell you what is in factory loads on the box?

Because they aren't using off the shelf powers. They are using powders developed specifically for commercial loading methods. Also, I can imagine a liability issue if somebody were to take that info and do something, uh, not smart with it. Same reason for Weasel's request up top.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:47 PM (qc+VF)

149 143...

I dump the dispensed charge onto the scale pan and then trickle (I use a piece of folded wax paper holding a small quantity of powder) on enough additional powder until the desired charge is achieved.

Posted by: WVinMN at April 21, 2019 08:47 PM (pV4s0)

150 If you guys are interested, I could do a thread on rifle load optimization sometime.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:48 PM (9lm3U)

151 Never saw the original True Grit. Any good?

Is "Rooster Congburn" a sequel?

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (nYGP6)

Ye Gods! The original is the ONLY one worth watching! Teh Duke. You children need to..... never mind. I'm too to live.

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 08:49 PM (u5LFV)

152 If you guys are interested, I could do a thread on rifle load optimization sometime.

YES! It's what I've been waiting for since you started the series.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:50 PM (qc+VF)

153 100 ... "There is talk of scales.
There is talk of powder dispensers that measure the load.
Why both unless you're using the scales to confirm your dispenser is on target?
Personally, I will probably just weigh each load and use a funnel to go from the scales to the casing. I'm sure a dispenser speeds things up but, what's the rush?

Teej,
I think of them as belt and suspenders. The powder measure can ensure a reliable powder charge but should be checked now and then. I would rather have the scale than measure if I had to choose just one, but the combination offers flexibility. Also, taking time for careful measurement for a few rifle cartridges is one thing, loading a few hundred handgun cartridges that way would get old real fast.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 08:51 PM (bmdz3)

154 106 > Still looking for a good D-Day book.
Posted by: josephistan

Beevor's book "D-Day" is solid.
Posted by: ArthurK at April 21, 2019 08:22 PM (TlftJ)

As a narrative, 'The Longest Day' by Ryan is gold

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 08:51 PM (xJa6I)

155 152 If you guys are interested, I could do a thread on rifle load optimization sometime.

YES! It's what I've been waiting for since you started the series.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:50 PM (qc+VF)
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I hadn't planned to get to it right away when I started the series, thinking I'd just keep it simple with straight-walled handgun cartridges for now. Shoot me an email, BtB. Email in nic.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:52 PM (9lm3U)

156 Ok, let's do a .45 v 9 mm thing. This is as a result of Weasel putting me some knowledge. Again. 6.5 Creedmore v. .308 Win?

Depends on use case.

For CQB the M1A chambered in 7.62/.308. For shooting steel, .308 since the ammo is cheap.

The 6.5CM is better compared to the longer .300 Win Mag in use case. 6.5CM is usually loaded for precision work and in that case .308 just can't compare because it loses so much energy beyond 150 meters and the BC for the 6.5CM is such where cross winds have about 40% less effect than the .308

For war, I want the .308. For hunting game or precision work, the 6.5CM hands down. The .308 is in a weird place now. The .300BLK is better for CQB and the 6.5CM eats away at the benefit at the longer end. So if I were to start over I wouldn't do .308 at all.

If I were to do a Run & Gun and not use the 5.56, the 6.5CM seems to be the go-to.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 08:53 PM (lD3vL)

157 *raises hand*


I'm going away in nine minutes for a teevee show, but I want to plant an idea for a future thread.

How and why to carry and what situations to prepare for. (F'rinstance, how far away do you want to be able to hit someone at, what length barrel would that take?).

I had a situation this week where I wasn't carrying and it diffused fast enough but it could have come to that and then what are the consequences to drawing -- brandishing -- and where do you draw lines.

And stuff.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:53 PM (fuK7c)

158 @145 - Thanks Weasel. Said the same thing I did but a lot better.

And I knew about the 2nd part.
The reason I asked about the factory powder amount is the case I bought and use is pretty darn good already. And that's before the muzzle brake, bedding and trigger job.
Still haven't had it out since that was done. For that, well it's a timing thing between two busy guys and the weather/wind.
And since it's always windy in Kansas...

Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 08:54 PM (E9vLe)

159 If you guys are interested, I could do a thread on rifle load optimization sometime.

YES! It's what I've been waiting for since you started the series.


Seconded !! And drag it out over weeks.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 08:55 PM (lD3vL)

160 157 *raises hand*


I'm going away in nine minutes for a teevee show, but I want to plant an idea for a future thread.

How and why to carry and what situations to prepare for. (F'rinstance, how far away do you want to be able to hit someone at, what length barrel would that take?).

I had a situation this week where I wasn't carrying and it diffused fast enough but it could have come to that and then what are the consequences to drawing -- brandishing -- and where do you draw lines.

And stuff.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:53 PM (fuK7c)

Seconded.

I have thoughts

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 08:57 PM (xJa6I)

161
The YoiuTube channel host "Lucky Gunner Ammo" interviews two experts from Federal Ammunition (CCI/Speer/...) about terminal ballistic effects:

"Why Ballistics Gel Works and Caliber Arguments are Dumb"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6kUvi72s0Y

The importance of this relates directly to selection of handgun caliber and ammunition load (and therefore, reloading). THey even touch on loads. The wrap-up comments, starting at 10:15, then at 10:27, and finally at 11:09 are interesting.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2019 08:58 PM (FlRtG)

162
YES! It's what I've been waiting for since you started the series.

Seconded !! And drag it out over weeks.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 08:55 PM (lD3vL)
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Ha! OK!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:58 PM (9lm3U)

163 161
The YoiuTube channel host "Lucky Gunner Ammo" interviews two experts from Federal Ammunition (CCI/Speer/...) about terminal ballistic effects:

"Why Ballistics Gel Works and Caliber Arguments are Dumb"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6kUvi72s0Y

The importance of this relates directly to selection of handgun caliber and ammunition load (and therefore, reloading). THey even touch on loads. The wrap-up comments, starting at 10:15, then at 10:27, and finally at 11:09 are interesting.
Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2019 08:58 PM (FlRtG)

The Lucky Gunner guy pisses me off sometimes but this is a good video.

Pistols are not rifles.

Reliability over all others

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 08:59 PM (xJa6I)

164 I had a situation this week where I wasn't carrying and it diffused fast enough but it could have come to that and then what are the consequences to drawing -- brandishing -- and where do you draw lines.

A while back some character was wandering the neighborhood stopping at every window car and home, peaking in. So I went outside with a nickle polished Desert Eagle chambered in .50AE.

Yes, I brandished at very close range, and quietly said "This is not a safe neighborhood."

There was urine running down both pant legs. Never saw the visitor again.

The moral of the story: really large barrels are the analog of the 1000 word picture.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 08:59 PM (lD3vL)

165 I hadn't planned to get to it right away when I started the series, thinking I'd just keep it simple with straight-walled handgun cartridges for now. Shoot me an email, BtB. Email in nic.

You may not recall, but we did talk a few months ago. Some unplanned $$ issues and other time demands have prevented me from implementing your advice so far but now that nice weather is here, I'm trying to get it back on the to-do list. Thank you again for that advice and for doing the weekly thread.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:59 PM (qc+VF)

166 I had a situation this week where I wasn't carrying and it diffused fast enough but it could have come to that and then what are the consequences to drawing -- brandishing -- and where do you draw lines.

And stuff.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:53 PM (fuK7c)

Seconded.

I have thoughts
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 08:57 PM (xJa6I)

Before you pick up a gun, the first thing you have to decide is CAN you take a life.

If you cannot, its just a threat.

And if you will not be good with the mental aftermath, don't carry.


I've seen that decision DESTROY people who were not really prepared of it.

Posted by: Don Q at April 21, 2019 09:01 PM (NgKpN)

167 Weasel,
As always, thanks for the gun thread. I learn stuff, I can sometimes contribute to the group, and it makes me think about how I shoot and reload beyond 30+ years of habits.

Happy Easter and get in some shooting time while down at WeaselAcres.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:03 PM (bmdz3)

168 166 I had a situation this week where I wasn't carrying and it diffused fast enough but it could have come to that and then what are the consequences to drawing -- brandishing -- and where do you draw lines.

And stuff.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:53 PM (fuK7c)

Seconded.

I have thoughts
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 08:57 PM (xJa6I)

Before you pick up a gun, the first thing you have to decide is CAN you take a life.

If you cannot, its just a threat.

And if you will not be good with the mental aftermath, don't carry.


I've seen that decision DESTROY people who were not really prepared of it.
Posted by: Don Q at April 21, 2019 09:01 PM (NgKpN)

Yup. That's why I don't suggest everyone carry.
It's a responsibility, it isn't for funsies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 09:03 PM (xJa6I)

169
Watch this short clip and think about how and if you'd use a gun in this situation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyeY-NWuSPQ

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:04 PM (nYGP6)

170 Slightly O.T., but might y'all recommend a brand or three for affordable "utility grade" rifle barrels?

I'm talking about stuff for a "truck gun" type bolt-action build. Not for precision rifle stuff.

3 MOA potential would be fine, with a maximum "expected mission" brief of about 200 yards.

Ain't gotta be great, just gotta work "good 'nuff".



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:04 PM (0Kh3z)

171 Thanks Bob and JTB for the replies on powder and loading up a bunch of rounds.

To be honest, I've never really shot a lot. Make sure scopes are still on before hunting season, that's 3 rounds each through the 7mm and 10/22, because they're always still on and a case of blue rock with a couple of buds before bird season as a tune up.

I only shoot at "locks" while hunting, well, okay, I'm generally about 3 outta five on doves but other than that...

Main reason for wanting to reload is in case the unthinkable happens.

Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 09:04 PM (E9vLe)

172 170 Slightly O.T., but might y'all recommend a brand or three for affordable "utility grade" rifle barrels?

I'm talking about stuff for a "truck gun" type bolt-action build. Not for precision rifle stuff.

3 MOA potential would be fine, with a maximum "expected mission" brief of about 200 yards.

Ain't gotta be great, just gotta work "good 'nuff".



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:04 PM (0Kh3z)

Jim, what platform do you have in mind? AR or a bolt action?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 09:05 PM (xJa6I)

173 I had a situation this week where I wasn't carrying and it diffused fast enough but it could have come to that and then what are the consequences to drawing -- brandishing -- and where do you draw lines.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:53 PM (fuK7c)


Start with Andrew Branca's "The Law of Self Defense".

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 09:05 PM (t+qrx)

174 When it was fixed, UPS dropped it off. You don't have a gun that was already in your possession shipped to an FFL. That's for when you first get it from the dealer - the FFL has transfer paperwork to fill out. There's not transfer when you get a gun fixed

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late, and i could be wrong, but ISTR that here in Failifornia, the MFG has to ship back to an FFL, because we're stupid here.

Browning has said yes AND no with our Superposed they're w*rking on, but, since it was made in 1970, and it won't be done for a year, it can come to me directly.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:05 PM (ER1jH)

175 Slightly O.T., but might y'all recommend a brand or three for affordable "utility grade" rifle barrels?

I've had good luck with Green Mountain for a 10/22 build. Not a Shilen or Lilja by any means but a fraction of the $$.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 09:08 PM (qc+VF)

176 For measuring powder, I started with the Lee discs for their progressive loaders that have incrementally larger voids to meter out powder.

And I was happy.

For rifle I used scoops. And was happy with that too.

Then I went upscale and got a powered measure that trickled out powder to a receptacle on a beam. I hated it because it took an eternity for the balance to settle, and the hassle of transferring the powder to the case and repositioning the container tested my patience.

So I got a couple different other meters and finally settled on the digital RCBS Chargemaster 1500.

It takes time, but the sound of the motors, the trickle and the distinctive beep when ready are now an integral part of loading anything more than pistol.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:10 PM (lD3vL)

177 And Weasel, allow me to add my mucho thanks for the time you put into this thread and willingness to pass along knowledge that didn't come to you for free.

You have a true, teacher's heart.
That, coming from me, is high praise.
Replace the English word teacher with the Japanese for a clearer picture.

Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 09:11 PM (E9vLe)

178 You may not recall, but we did talk a few months ago. Some unplanned $$ issues and other time demands have prevented me from implementing your advice so far but now that nice weather is here, I'm trying to get it back on the to-do list. Thank you again for that advice and for doing the weekly thread.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 08:59 PM (qc+VF)
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I remember! Just let me know if you have questions until I can cover the topic here.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:11 PM (9lm3U)

179 74 Weasel, If I can find it, I'll send a link to a homemade item for beam scales. It's a platform that raises the scale to an easily seen height, can be leveled at four points and has room to use a powder trickler. Hope I can find it again.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 07:57 PM (bmdz3)


I built something like that, just a hunk of 1x4, cut into three pieces and glued & screwed into an upside down U shape. My version doesn't have leveling adjustments.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:11 PM (bjCNA)

180 Start with Andrew Branca's "The Law of Self Defense".


I'm familiar with that, need to memorize my state. But I mean more the practical stuff like which contingencies do you prep for and why and how.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:11 PM (fuK7c)

181 I'm talking about stuff for a "truck gun" type bolt-action build. Not for precision rifle stuff.

SKS for the Win. CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP. And you won't mind if it rusts or gets stolen.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:12 PM (lD3vL)

182

... and then there's this guy:

The Best Self Defense Weapon Ever | One Tool to Rule Them All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZ4J-tPow4

He recommends a high-intensity flashlight, one about the size of the Harbor Freight $1.99 (but free! with coupon) red or blue flashlight, but with 500+ lumens.

He demonstrates (maybe convincingly) carrying it (it's bright, enough to trash the night vision of several fools), then putting it on his keychain shortly before being searched. This might work, as the thing really does look innocent enough.

Shining a flashlight in someone's eyes (or 3+ someomes), just as they start getting close, seems easy enough. Then execute Plan B. Eau d'Pepper Spray seems called-for, with an incoming order of .380 Auto or better, as an after-thought.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2019 09:12 PM (FlRtG)

183 Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:03 PM (bmdz3)
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Thank you, JTB. Always appreciate your contributions here.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:12 PM (9lm3U)

184 In response to Bandersnatch.

Much of what you inquire of is legalities. Your local CCW instructors will be the "go to" source for what's what in your jurisdiction.

As for the rest? I'm echoing the others, but in a much more direct form.

If you're going to carry with serious intent, first, find your inner sociopath, get on speaking terms with the bastard, and keep 'im under VERY tight rein.

You've got to have a bit of that "available" to remain cool, calm and focused, when those traits are everything to your survival.

But then, you've also got to learn to "compartmentalize" to the maximum degree possible.

What happens in or during a shoot, does not and can not define "you". That compartmentalization is what allows you to deal with it and treat it as a unique aspect to "you", and your life as a whole.

I concur with the previous commenters. Best not to carry if one cannot bear the weight of one's actions.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:12 PM (0Kh3z)

185 77
Thanks, JTB. Check out the Omega powder trickler when you have time. It's battery operated with an adjustable stand and does a great job once you become proficient using it.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (9lm3U)


I've been thinking about trying to homebrew something like that. I've collected all the parts, I just need to build it.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:15 PM (bjCNA)

186 177 And Weasel, allow me to add my mucho thanks for the time you put into this thread and willingness to pass along knowledge that didn't come to you for free.

You have a true, teacher's heart.
That, coming from me, is high praise.
Replace the English word teacher with the Japanese for a clearer picture.
Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 09:11 PM (E9vLe)
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Thank you teej. I appreciate that!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:16 PM (9lm3U)

187 182

... and then there's this guy:

The Best Self Defense Weapon Ever | One Tool to Rule Them All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZ4J-tPow4

He recommends a high-intensity flashlight, one about the size of the Harbor Freight $1.99 (but free! with coupon) red or blue flashlight, but with 500+ lumens.

He demonstrates (maybe convincingly) carrying it (it's bright, enough to trash the night vision of several fools), then putting it on his keychain shortly before being searched. This might work, as the thing really does look innocent enough.

Shining a flashlight in someone's eyes (or 3+ someomes), just as they start getting close, seems easy enough. Then execute Plan B. Eau d'Pepper Spray seems called-for, with an incoming order of .380 Auto or better, as an after-thought.
Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2019 09:12 PM (FlRtG)

Never carry something that will just piss someone off.

A light and pepper spray are tools supporting firearms. They MIGHT deter someone but it also can flip their switch and both are pretty useless against someone really flipped out on chemicals.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 09:17 PM (xJa6I)

188 3 MOA potential would be fine, with a maximum "expected mission" brief of about 200 yards.

Ain't gotta be great, just gotta work "good 'nuff".

357 lever gun match your wheel gun

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 09:18 PM (ckFlT)

189 That's why I'm in favor of escalation of force as needed.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 21, 2019 09:20 PM (2DOZq)

190 While I truly appreciate all the other suggestions as to alternate firearm platforms for the "truck gun", my query was directly to barrels for a bolt-action. Centerfire, to be more exact.

The other platforms are highly credible, but my quest has a purpose.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:20 PM (0Kh3z)

191 Thanks for the post and thanks to the Morons. A 308 AR platform just zoomed to the top of my wish list.

Posted by: stonecutter at April 21, 2019 09:21 PM (Bfr22)

192 If you're going to carry with serious intent, first, find your inner sociopath, get on speaking terms with the bastard, and keep 'im under VERY tight rein.

Can't improve on what Jim is saying.

But if you want to have a quicker and more thorough conversation with that inner socipath, I strongly recommend budgeting and making good use of joining a boxing club with a high percentage of Mexicans (who don't play by the rules), or getting at least a yellow belt in Krav Maga.

Boxing will make you comfortable with that conversation, and the other sociopaths that you will run across. Krav Maga will get you over the social inhibition that keeps you from beating someone up and breaking their knees.

The side benefits are improved health, unarmed skills and a massive increase of self-confidence and ability to stand your ground.

You will know who you are.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:21 PM (lD3vL)

193 116 Powder dispensers are fine until you try to use one with stick-shaped powder. If I'm reloading with a powder such as IMR-4198, I set the dispenser to throw a charge several grains under the desired weight, and then subsequently place the charge on a scale and add the remaining grains using a powder trickler.

Posted by: WVinMN at April 21, 2019 08:29 PM (pV4s0)


That's my experience with stick powders as well. I'm using a Lee powder measure and stick powder loads vary +/- 1 or 2 grains. I set it a couple of grains light and trickle the rest. It does much better with ball powders like Win 748.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:22 PM (bjCNA)

194 Jim, what platform do you have in mind? AR or a bolt action?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 09:05 PM (xJa6I)
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likely a low number Springfield he got for his birfday last year.

ask me how i know.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:23 PM (ER1jH)

195 185 77
Thanks, JTB. Check out the Omega powder trickler when you have time. It's battery operated with an adjustable stand and does a great job once you become proficient using it.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:01 PM (9lm3U)

I've been thinking about trying to homebrew something like that. I've collected all the parts, I just need to build it.
Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:15 PM (bjCNA)
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I've forgotten what they cost ($100?) but they really do work well!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:23 PM (9lm3U)

196 190 While I truly appreciate all the other suggestions as to alternate firearm platforms for the "truck gun", my query was directly to barrels for a bolt-action. Centerfire, to be more exact.

The other platforms are highly credible, but my quest has a purpose.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:20 PM (0Kh3z)

Sorry sir, I don't know a good source for bolt action rifle barrels. I think Savage and Ruger is who I'd go with for a bolt action truck gun, but those are for complete rifles, not the barrel alone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 09:24 PM (xJa6I)

197 Thanks for the post and thanks to the Morons. A 308 AR platform just zoomed to the top of my wish list.

You do realize that those are HEAVY. I have an AR-10T and I would not go to war with that. Ounces are Pounds, and Pounds is Pain.

If you want something sick in a small, light and accurate package, look at Desertech MDR.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:24 PM (lD3vL)

198 First of all, ThanX! for the gub thread, Weasel. Lot's of knowledge and info. I 'specially like the fact that you've archived this. Gracias!

Next, I'm late, 'cause the kids brought over the newest hatchling and I was grandpa-ing, so I hope I don't miss too much

This is me in the last thread and Agitator answered here. ThanX! "6 I built an AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel last week. I'm boresighting it and will zero it tomorrow.

McGyver, out

I've done three AR's in 6.5 Grendel. A 16" carbine and 20" rifle for me and a 18" rifle for grandson. Seems to be a good caliber and the AR is a perfect platform for it.
Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 07:11 PM (m9DnX)"

I've built it with a Sanders side charging upper with 24 in barrel. Ima play with it this week and maybe put up a pic in the nic if I can make dropbox work.

McGyver, Out

Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 09:24 PM (gMngZ)

199
Ye Gods! The original is the ONLY one worth watching! Teh Duke. You children need to..... never mind. I'm too to live.
Posted by: Grannymimi
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"Fill your hands, Ned Pepper...."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 09:24 PM (CDGwz)

200 ...Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:21 PM (lD3vL)


Absolute truth ^^^


Alternate version. Grow up with similar adversity as a matter of life and course, and have it ingrained into your very being.

Less spendy than the dojo, but takes a lot longer with many more mistakes along the way.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:25 PM (0Kh3z)

201 150 If you guys are interested, I could do a thread on rifle load optimization sometime.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 08:48 PM (9lm3U)


YES!!! Please.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:25 PM (bjCNA)

202 It does much better with ball powders like Win 748.

Amen.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:25 PM (lD3vL)

203 194 Jim, what platform do you have in mind? AR or a bolt action?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 09:05 PM (xJa6I)
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likely a low number Springfield he got for his birfday last year.

ask me how i know.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:23 PM (ER1jH)

Ah? In that case, I'm envious.

Google says Criterion makes 1903 barrels that go for around $200.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 21, 2019 09:26 PM (xJa6I)

204 You do realize that those are HEAVY. I have an AR-10T and I would not go to war with that. Ounces are Pounds, and Pounds is Pain.

If you want something sick in a small, light and accurate package, look at Desertech MDR.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
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So, you never carried a Garand, or a M-14?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 09:26 PM (CDGwz)

205 gotta go start the charcoal for dinner... it's a w*rk night for herself.

me? i have a 1300 at the Left LA VA, to see about nasal surgery so i can breathe in the daytime.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:27 PM (ER1jH)

206 Oh, a note to Bandersnatch - close call early this week! I really recommend getting in touch with Andrew Branca. He comments here sometimes. Law of Self Defense. Worth every penny. And DON"T turn down a chance to attend one of his seminars

McGyver, Out

Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 09:27 PM (gMngZ)

207 Anybody else here like to use old light bulbs for targets? Also, punching holes in old drives is fun, just be a long ways away.
Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:27 PM (UdKB7)

Take 'em apart, and save the magnets from the head sweeper. They are rare earth magnets, and super strong. Useful for lots of stuff. You could screw one under the bed, and hang a pistol on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 09:28 PM (TfwlC)

208 Posted by: Don Q at April 21, 2019 09:01 PM (NgKpN)

I'm confident I would be okay with ending a threat to me or mine, at the same time I realize that confidence may be based on ignorance and don't know how to be sure which it is.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2019 09:28 PM (eljor)

209
Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 09:24 PM (gMngZ)
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Absolutely my pleasure, MGyver!

One day when there's not much going on at work I'll add descriptions to the archive.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:28 PM (9lm3U)

210 Ok, time to watch GOT. That would be "Guns of Today".
Thx, Weasel, and all others.

Posted by: RI Red at April 21, 2019 09:28 PM (61D7I)

211
I just watched the scene in True Grit when Cogburn kills the guy who just stabbed his friend. The scenes in both the original and new versions are similar enough to compare.

The original is better.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:28 PM (nYGP6)

212 The other platforms are highly credible, but my quest has a purpose.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:20 PM (0Kh3z)

Pick up an old Chinese Type 53 Carbine.

Even comes with a bayonet attached.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 09:28 PM (Z+IKu)

213 204 You do realize that those are HEAVY. I have an AR-10T and I would not go to war with that. Ounces are Pounds, and Pounds is Pain.

If you want something sick in a small, light and accurate package, look at Desertech MDR.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy
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try humping a Pig all day...

loads of fun, even w/o a ruck.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:29 PM (ER1jH)

214 Red....some heavy cocaine use ought open up those sinus passages, dontchathink?


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:29 PM (0Kh3z)

215 I fired my new Henry .410 lever action for the first time last week. I like it.

Posted by: Ronster at April 21, 2019 09:30 PM (eRnj9)

216
Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 09:24 PM (gMngZ)
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I had a M1917 rebarreled by the CMP with a Criterion and they did a great job. They were very accommodating to my special requests regarding chambering which was a pleasant surprise.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:30 PM (9lm3U)

217 PS: the original True Grit starred John Wayne and Audrey Hepburn. as well as Glenn Campbell.

the new one didn't.

i can't understand why there would even be a question as to which one was better.

now, get off my lawn.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:30 PM (ER1jH)

218 'Night RI Red!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:31 PM (9lm3U)

219 Flashlights, you can never have enough. Stash them in cars, cabinets, bedside tables, etc. I carry one every day because I have to see stuff in dark spaces even in daylight. And yes if they are bright enough, you can make a person unable to see for a small critical bit of time. If you don't have a folding knife and a light plus your carry piece you ain't armed.

Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 09:33 PM (qBNEP)

220 Take 'em apart, and save the magnets from the head sweeper. They are rare earth magnets, and super strong. Useful for lots of stuff. You could screw one under the bed, and hang a pistol on it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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A few weeks back, I disassembled a blown-up (figuratively) microwave oven. The magnets around the magnetron are very strong, and largish, perhaps 3" in diameter.

Also, if you have an electric toothbrush, the magnets in the base of the disposable brush are rare-earth, and ought to be saved. Ideal, if a bit strong, for refrigerator door duty. Always have something underneath them, or you will play the dickens getting them off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 09:33 PM (CDGwz)

221
Hepburn was in Rooster Cogburn. Katherine Hepburn, no?


Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:33 PM (nYGP6)

222 Next week when you talk about components it should be very short. Norma or Lapua brass. Berger VLDs or Seirra Matchkings. Powder brand is almost irrelevant . That is all. Carry on.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 21, 2019 09:33 PM (UOhmx)

223 PS: the original True Grit starred John Wayne and Audrey Hepburn. as well as Glenn Campbell.
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Annnnnd, there's the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 09:34 PM (CDGwz)

224 my bad: Katherine Hepburn was in Rooster Cogburn...

no idea where Audrey came from,, except my Halfzhimers.

and why are you still on my lawn?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:35 PM (ER1jH)

225 So, before today has anyone ever heard the term "Easter worshipper?" Some folks have a hard time saying Christian.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 09:35 PM (gC2IV)

226 Take 'em [hard disk drives] apart, and save the magnets from the head sweeper. They are rare earth magnets, and super strong. Useful for lots of stuff. You could screw one under the bed, and hang a pistol on it.

Now THIS is the kind of sage advice only available in the GT in AoSHQ.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:35 PM (lD3vL)

227
187

Never carry something that will just piss someone off.

I live not-sufficiently-far from San Francisco. A .32 or under; yes, clearly you're correct. Flashlight, maybe pepper spray, maybe a cane ... all better than nothing, all have a chance to work (and work well enough in most cases), and all are very DA-resistant, at least much more so than a .40.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2019 09:36 PM (FlRtG)

228 Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 21, 2019 09:33 PM (UOhmx)
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I knew you were a man of refinement and good taste! Lapua brass and matchkings. Absolutely.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:36 PM (9lm3U)

229 Made it to the range yesterday and shot a couple of pistols. Last fall I reloaded enough to fill all the ammo boxes I have, and I didn't shoot a lot over the winter, so I haven't done any reloading for a couple of months.
I now have enough empty brass (and ammo boxes) to make it worthwhile to start up again. First up is a few hundred rounds of 9mm, then some 38 Special. That should keep me entertained for a week or so.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:36 PM (bjCNA)

230
Annnnnd, there's the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 09:34 PM (CDGwz)
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why? he was part of the Wrecking Crew...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 09:36 PM (ER1jH)

231 Shaw is the commodity barrel shop

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 09:37 PM (ckFlT)

232 Next week when you talk about components it should be very short. Norma or Lapua brass.

Starline brass when you just want to keep it inexpensive.

I would like to know, other than cosmetic the use of nickle vs brass for cartridge material.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:37 PM (lD3vL)

233 No Audrey in the 1969 True Grit.

John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:37 PM (miE9U)

234 225 So, before today has anyone ever heard the term "Easter worshipper?" Some folks have a hard time saying Christian.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 09:35 PM (gC2IV)


Does that refer to someone who only goes to church on Easter (and maybe Christmas)?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:38 PM (bjCNA)

235
Is Kim Darby mort?

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:38 PM (nYGP6)

236 So, before today has anyone ever heard the term "Easter worshipper?" Some folks have a hard time saying Christian.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

In Indonesia

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 09:38 PM (ckFlT)

237 Jesus. Next week CBD will be pounding his Glock [/] unspiel like it owes him a orchestral rendition of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Posted by: Fritz at April 21, 2019 09:38 PM (LuPts)

238 Sooth, I believe Kim Darby is still around, but no longer acting. Also I believe she's VERY eccentric.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:39 PM (miE9U)

239 Shaw Barrels. Noted, and thanks!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:39 PM (0Kh3z)

240 yikes ha!

Posted by: Fritz at April 21, 2019 09:39 PM (LuPts)

241 Fritz teases the barrel, and it wasn't made by Shaw.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 09:39 PM (CDGwz)

242 I guess Kim Darby is still acting. She just doesn't work a ton.

Her last role, per IMDB, was in 2017.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:39 PM (miE9U)

243 I've built it with a Sanders side charging upper...

Ah ha! This is "relevant to my interests" to quote a famous Moron. I want to use a side charger with a right-side reciprocating handle a la M1/M14. But the only one I've found has been Bear Creek and, per comments on reddit, their quality is kind of iffy. Is the Sanders still available? I tried to look on their website but it's horrible, at least on a phone-size device.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 09:40 PM (qc+VF)

244 I would like to know, other than cosmetic the use of nickle vs brass for cartridge material.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:37 PM (lD3vL)
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When I sort brass I separate out the nickel. I don't use it but can't bear to throw it out.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:40 PM (9lm3U)

245 Kate Hepburn was in the sequel, Rooster Cogburn.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:40 PM (fuK7c)

246 Per IMDB, Kim Darby was on the X-Files in 2000.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:40 PM (miE9U)

247
You want Kim Novak.
You'll settle for Kim Darby.

You'll get Kim Catrell.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:41 PM (nYGP6)

248 I'm one of the few who like Glenn Campbell version a lot more than the Matt Damon version and it has nothing to do with politics. It was over acting by Damon that took me out of his character IMHO. I like him in other stuff just not True Grit.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 21, 2019 09:41 PM (2DOZq)

249 Campbell and Darby should have at least gotten cameos in the Coens' True Grit IMHO. Wonder why they didn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:42 PM (miE9U)

250 When I sort brass I separate out the nickel. I don't use it but can't bear to throw it out.
Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:40 PM (9lm3U)

Is the "nickel" actually nickel, or is it some kind of white brass? There are many types of brass, and not all are golden in color.

Pure nickel should be magnetic, I think.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 09:43 PM (TfwlC)

251 More people, I think, were put off by Kim Darby than by Campbell. I would watch either version again.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2019 09:43 PM (xSo9G)

252 When I sort brass I separate out the nickel. I don't use it but can't bear to throw it out.

.50AE, 10mm, .357 and 300 WinMag I keep in nickle because it looks nice. Cases don't seem to last as long though.

It would be nice to be able to rationalize the more expensive material.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:44 PM (lD3vL)

253 Bad math: the 4" pvc I suggested earlier will not accommodate 5, 1" conduit pieces.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 09:44 PM (CFSlN)

254
Or you'll get Clem Kadiddlehopper.


Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:45 PM (nYGP6)

255 Before the ONT comes along I just want to thank you all for stopping by and making me feel smart! It's also nice to see the new nics popping up. You all make this worth the effort each week. Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:45 PM (9lm3U)

256 I've looked at Lowes and Hm Dpt and they want too much money for their 6" pvc. ..._thinking

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 09:45 PM (CFSlN)

257 A couple of reloading tips :

1) Keep records of everything you do. Date loaded, bullet type and weight, powder type and weight, case type, primer type, seated length, etc. I have a pile of notebooks going back more that 30 years with pretty much everything I've ever loaded.

2) Keep your scale clean. If dust collects in the bearings you will not get accurate and repeatable measurements. I keep mine covered when not in use and blow the bearings out regularly.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:46 PM (bjCNA)

258 humping a Pig all day...

loads of fun, even w/o a ruck.
Posted by: redc1c4

You'll get the mortar base plate if you keep bitching

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 09:46 PM (ckFlT)

259 Well only because I can get both for nothing. And as I always say I would rather have bad taste than taste bad.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 21, 2019 09:46 PM (UOhmx)

260 And thank you for being here.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 09:46 PM (CFSlN)

261 Sooth, Clem Kadiddlehopper is one of the names (along with 'bumblefuck') Jeff Wells likes to give to midwestern Trump supporters, at his blog.

I'm very tempted to go over there and see how apeshit they've become over the news of the past couple weeks, but overall have decided I don't have time for their hateful bullshit anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:46 PM (miE9U)

262 190 While I truly appreciate all the other suggestions as to alternate firearm platforms for the "truck gun", my query was directly to barrels for a bolt-action. Centerfire, to be more exact.

The other platforms are highly credible, but my quest has a purpose.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:20 PM (0Kh3z)


Is buying a take-off barrel from someone something that would work?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 21, 2019 09:47 PM (di1hb)

263 9lm3U)

Is the "nickel" actually nickel, or is it some kind of white brass? There are many types of brass, and not all are golden in color.

Pure nickel should be magnetic, I think.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 09:43 PM (TfwlC)
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You know, I read an article on that once and I'll try and dig it up for a future thread. As I recall, the nickel is more brittle.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:47 PM (9lm3U)

264
No idea who jeff wells is. He sounds like a punk.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:47 PM (nYGP6)

265 247
You want Kim Novak.
You'll settle for Kim Darby.

You'll get Kim Catrell.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:41 PM (nYGP6)


I'd take a Porkies-era Kim Cattrall.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:48 PM (bjCNA)

266 Sooth, look up Hollywood Elsewhere. Entertainment blog.

Warning: tons of hate for anyone even remotely conservative there. I finally gave up reading him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:48 PM (miE9U)

267 249 Campbell and Darby should have at least gotten cameos in the Coens' True Grit IMHO. Wonder why they didn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:42 PM (miE9U)


Wasn't Campbell dead then?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:49 PM (bjCNA)

268 Iowa, Campbell died last year.
The Coens' True Grit came out in 2010.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:49 PM (miE9U)

269 My barrel has a 1 : 11 twist and has overtones of that surprisingly delicate.

Abounding, yet fine. Her sublime mouthfeel carries, masterfully: red fruit, raisins, an edge of white grape and a very floral honey

Posted by: Fritz at April 21, 2019 09:49 PM (LuPts)

270
steve, I recommend The Critical Drinker on Youtube for thoughts on movies and tv.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:50 PM (nYGP6)

271 Weasel, I just learned that the Omega Powder Trickler has been discontinued, at least according to Midwayusa. Bummer!

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:50 PM (bmdz3)

272 Sooth, thanks!
I need a new entertainment blog. I can't read Breitbart anymore because IMHO they're far more about clickbait and 'firing up the base' more than actual entertainment news.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:51 PM (miE9U)

273 [i/250
Is the "nickel" actually nickel, or is it some kind of white brass? There are many types of brass, and not all are golden in color.

Pure nickel should be magnetic, I think.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 09:43 PM (TfwlC)

Pretty sure it's nickle plating on top of brass. After a few reloads the plating starts to wear off and the brass shows through. Probably not thick enough to be strongly attracted to a magnet.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:51 PM (bjCNA)

274
271 Weasel, I just learned that the Omega Powder Trickler has been discontinued, at least according to Midwayusa. Bummer!
Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:50 PM (bmdz3)
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Really? Well that sucks. I bought an extra way back just in case mine stopped working. Is the Omega website still up?

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:51 PM (9lm3U)

275 Good range day with the Garand and SP1, prone and standing. Not so hot with pistols, standing and shoot-and-move. Got way out of shape this winter.

Posted by: gp at April 21, 2019 09:51 PM (mk9aG)

276 try humping a Pig all day... loads of fun, even w/o a ruck.

Just because it looked cool, I went and profaned a Springfield SOCOM II by replacing its stock with a Juggernaut aluminum bullpup frame. The original package was heavy with a questionable trigger, but while the new package certainly reduces the overall size by a considerable amount, it feels like humping a lead block with all kinds of sharp pointy parts to get stabbed with when moving about on sling.

Because I have been told that the AR-15 platform make me an evil person, and I don't want to go to Hell because of the looks of a duty rifle, I will try anything else (M1A), the Desertech MDR and the Tavor X95 just so I don't get tagged with shame.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:52 PM (lD3vL)

277 268 Iowa, Campbell died last year.
The Coens' True Grit came out in 2010.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:49 PM (miE9U)


Ah, OK. I knew he was dead, just didn't remember when he croaked, or when the new True Grit came out.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:52 PM (bjCNA)

278 268 Iowa, Campbell died last year.
The Coens' True Grit came out in 2010.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:49 PM (miE9U)


I think I remember reading that Campbell suffered from Alzheimer's before he died.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 09:53 PM (sdi6R)

279 Actually Campbell died on my birthday in 2017.

But, still seven years after the Coens' True Grit came out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 21, 2019 09:53 PM (miE9U)

280 250 When I sort brass I separate out the nickel. I don't use it but can't bear to throw it out.
Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:40 PM (9lm3U)

Is the "nickel" actually nickel, or is it some kind of white brass? There are many types of brass, and not all are golden in color.

Pure nickel should be magnetic, I think.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 09:43 PM (TfwlC)


Nickle plated brass. It's plated as an anti-corrosion measure.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 21, 2019 09:54 PM (di1hb)

281 the Omega Powder Trickler has been discontinued

It looks like something Rube Goldberg would have designed.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:54 PM (lD3vL)

282 It looks like Dandy Products, LLC is selling them or something very similar. Same general design.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:54 PM (9lm3U)

283 Found a bunch of 223 casings only 10 yards from the berm. I guess some guys have to get really really close to hit anything with a rifle. Meanwhile, most pistol casings were back at the 50 yard line. Go figure.

Posted by: gp at April 21, 2019 09:54 PM (mk9aG)

284 The Omega trickler website is still up and lists it for $104. Looks like Midwayusa messed something up. Or maybe they aren't selling through other vendors anymore.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:55 PM (bmdz3)

285 Nickle plated brass. It's plated as an anti-corrosion measure.

Thanks. Now I can rationalize its use other than easier to spot when mixed with other brass at the range.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:55 PM (lD3vL)

286 >>>Just because it looked cool, I went and profaned a Springfield SOCOM II
by replacing its stock with a Juggernaut aluminum bullpup frame.<<<

Whoa! That's heavy, dude!

Posted by: Fritz at April 21, 2019 09:56 PM (LuPts)

287
Ish Kabibble

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 21, 2019 09:56 PM (nYGP6)

288 Never saw the original True Grit. Any good?

Here, go watch it on the big screen: https://tinyurl.com/y4dyj3gp

Posted by: Bert G at April 21, 2019 09:56 PM (OMsf+)

289 281 the Omega Powder Trickler has been discontinued

It looks like something Rube Goldberg would have designed.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 09:54 PM (lD3vL)


Yeah, kind of. If I ever get around to homebrewing one, Rube will look at it and say "Dude. That's messed up".

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 21, 2019 09:56 PM (bjCNA)

290 Thx, JTB.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 09:56 PM (9lm3U)

291 Excellent job, Weasel. I might send you an xray of Mrs. E's broken arm. She's in therapy now and will probably be shooting a 22/45 Lite before too long to work back up to more robust calibers. And with that I'm off to berthing.

Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (qBNEP)

292 Feel kind of silly driving out to the range to shoot, when most of the residents of Sh!thole, Illinois do their shooting on the streets and from their cars.

Posted by: gp at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (mk9aG)

293 Whoa! That's heavy, dude!

Yeah, load that up with all kinds of geegaws EOTech and a 4x flip magnifier, and maybe a folding bipod and it needs to be wheeled around in a cart.

Even worse, the four sides of cheese grate make wearing Mechanix gloves a requirement.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:00 PM (lD3vL)

294 291 Excellent job, Weasel. I might send you an xray of Mrs. E's broken arm. She's in therapy now and will probably be shooting a 22/45 Lite before too long to work back up to more robust calibers. And with that I'm off to berthing.
Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 09:58 PM (qBNEP)
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Thanks Eromero!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 10:00 PM (9lm3U)

295 *ONT is NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 10:00 PM (Ckg4U)

296 ...freaking amateurs are shirking their responsibilities.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 10:01 PM (Ckg4U)

297 Good night everybody. Happy Easter!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 10:01 PM (9lm3U)

298 Feel kind of silly driving out to the range to shoot, when most of the residents of Sh!thole, Illinois do their shooting on the streets and from their cars.

Especially when DOT puts all kinds of reflective metal targets along the shoulders.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:02 PM (lD3vL)

299 Thanks BB and follow on comments - at my age (multi 29), I don't go looking, I wait.

Posted by: stonecutter at April 21, 2019 10:03 PM (Bfr22)

300 Yes rickl, Glen did struggle with that dreaded disease for a number of years.
His daughter would tour with him and him him through the confused times. Her love for him quite evident.

And yes redc, he was a member of the Wrecking Crew. As such he played guitar on tons of hit songs.

Posted by: teej at April 21, 2019 10:04 PM (E9vLe)

301 Ah ha! This is "relevant to my interests" to quote a famous Moron. I want to use a side charger with a right-side reciprocating handle a la M1/M14. But the only one I've found has been Bear Creek and, per comments on reddit, their quality is kind of iffy. Is the Sanders still available? I tried to look on their website but it's horrible, at least on a phone-size device.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 21, 2019 09:40 PM (qc+VF)

Bob - Visit their site on a full size 'puter. Also, the owner is very helpful and patient. You can buy all the parts or a complete upper or... As far as Bear Creek, I've one of their ARs from when they were something something else and haven't experienced a problem with it. The Mrs. got her first deer DRT with it. I bought an upper/bolt set in 300 Blackout from them that will be my next project after I "ruststore" my Harley 45

I have too many projects and should just retire. But then I couldn't afford the projects, the Mrs or much of anything

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 10:05 PM (gMngZ)

Food Thread: Variety Is The Spice Of Life

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Some of my favorite cooking is simple stuff; grilled steak, fried eggs, roasted chicken, Sautéed fish. There is a minimalist theme that runs through that list...the list of the seasonings required start and finish with salt (okay...pepper too...sometimes). It's technique and raw ingredients that drive the quality, but that is by no means the only or best cooking at Chez Dildo.

Sometimes I have a hankering for some maniacal 20-ingredient monstrosity that is, hopefully, a symphony of flavors that come not from the main ingredient -- finned or feathered or hoofed -- but some of the incredible range of flavors we have available to us in most supermarket spice aisles.

It is no wonder that the Spice Trade was a very big deal for a very long time in most of the world. Sure, we all know somebody who just doesn't give much of a shit about eating, and considers meal-time sort of like pulling up to the gas station to fill up. But most of us also love to have our tongues and noses tickled by pungent or spicy or sweet or sour or bitter flavors that compliment the foods we enjoy.

I have a 36 test-tube rack with herbs and spices in it, and that is just a start. Sometimes I will read a recipe and find some odd word in the ingredients, and discover that it is a spice or herb from Africa or Asia or South America that is used and enjoyed by tens or hundreds of millions of people...and I have never heard of it or tasted it! That's neat.

And even spices that are not for everyone (like cilantro) can, in some dishes work out really well.* I have mentioned before a dish at a local Chinese restaurant that is, seemingly, half cumin, half hot peppers and half sautéed lamb. It's ridiculously out of balance, except that it tastes wonderful!

Anyway, don't be intimidated by weird spices and odd combinations. Sure, some of them won't work for you, but you might discover something really pleasing and interesting.


*Except for bay leaf, which is grown in the crack of Satan's ass and is not meant for human consumption.

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From commenter "Miley, the Duchess" comes a very good question. Maintaining consistent grill or smoker temperatures for longer cooking times is a challenge, as everyone who has ever smoked brisket or pork butt or beef clod or lamb leg (do it! It's fantastic) knows all to well.

And every set-up is different, so that makes it entertaining. For instance, when I use my Weber Smokey Mountain (R2D2) I have to plan about 15°-20° hotter at the lid thermometer than the top rack surface, which is 15°-20° hotter than the bottom rack.

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I recently purchased a barrel-type charcoal grill (Char-Griller Wrangler model...). I'd really appreciate tips on how to utilize it for larger cuts of meat. ...I'm OK with surface grilling like steaks and salmon and veggies, but I would really appreciate tips on controlling the "oven" temperatures. Right now I'm in the process of curing this grill. It says to maintain 250F for two hours, then a second session of 200F for two hours.

It wants to be 400F, or more. I understand that more airflow means higher temps, so I closed the bottom (side) vent most of the way, and opened up the chimney. It's now dropped to just below 400F after half an hour. Maybe I used too much charcoal (about 3 lbs, started in one of those chimneys).

Looks like the variables are 1) amount of charcoal, 2) the level of the grill bed and 3) the airflow. I'm sure there are more fine-tuning tips.

Since we're kicking off the beginning of grill season, this might be of interest for other Horde grillers, too.

So...have at it! Tips and tricks and secrets for maintaining temps in a grill such as the one pictured.
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Gorgeous, and wow! That is quite a dark bake. I don't have the intestinal fortitude to try to get my sourdough boules that dark...

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Photo by Flo Maderebner
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Yes, yes...that's avocado toast, which is a hipster thing nowadays. But a nicely poached egg is a thing of beauty, and surprisingly difficult to get in restaurants. And that's understandable, because it is quite time sensitive.

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Photo by Daria Shevtsova
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I am a big fan of this kind of burger, because the beef is so obviously front-and-center. But...and this is a biggie, the meat has to be perfectly cooked and perfectly, messily, embarrassingly juicy. If you don't leave the table liberally covered in spray from the burger, the cook has not done his job.

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Photo by Adrian Dorobantu
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Commenter "Tyler" sent this to me, and clearly he is a bit...off. Or is it just Nebraska?

As the Frogs say, "Chacun à son goût!" But this is just weird. Worcestershire? You Morons have strange tastes!

Got another recommendation for the cooking morons out there. Springtime in Nebraska calls for an awesome salsa when cooking out on the grill. This one caught my attention with the Worcestershire sauce and celery. Not the most logical combination but this has been a family favorite ever since we stumbled upon it in the Weber's Greatest Hits cookbook. Can't recommend that cookbook enough...everything is awesome there, especially the Grilled Shrimp and Orzo Salad recipe which I'll have to send soon! I usually add more Worcestershire than the recipe calls for but depends on your tolerance for the flavor. In my opinion, the recipe calls for too little to truly impact the flavor. Enjoy!

Santa Maria Salsa
Ingredients
2 pounds tomatoes, cored and chopped fine
2 tsp salt
2 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded and chopped fine
1 small red onion, chopped fine
1 celery stalk, chopped fine
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (2 limes)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Preparation Steps
1. Toss tomatoes with salt in strainer and let drain for 30 min.
2. Toss drained tomatoes with jalapenos, onion, celery, lime juice, garlic, oregano and Worcestershire sauce in bowl.
3. Cover and let stand at room temp for about an hour.
[Recipe Source: Master of the Grill]

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Food and cooking tips, triple-cream cheeses, young wild pigs, Venison Steak and Eggs (Swiped from Garrett), thick and fluffy pita good matzo brei (it's Passover!) and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit.

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1 I only need one spice: Lard.

Posted by: Michael Moore at April 21, 2019 04:05 PM (tVQUs)

2 Happy Easter and Happy Easter food.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:06 PM (5AuVV)

3
Leg of Lamb.

Wife had to ask butcher at local grocery if they had any Lamb. He had to check in the freezer for any. Yes, from New Zealand.

We don't do Lamb in this country anymore?

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 21, 2019 04:07 PM (4DCSq)

4 You know you're not actually supposed to eat bay leaves, right? You fish them out after the dish is done and throw them away.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 04:08 PM (aXucN)

5 Best spice: Szechuan peppercorn
Worst spice: cloves

Posted by: zombie at April 21, 2019 04:09 PM (5tb4C)

6 Wife had to ask butcher at local grocery if they had any Lamb. He had to check in the freezer for any. Yes, from New Zealand.

We don't do Lamb in this country anymore?
Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 21, 2019 04:07 PM (4DCSq)

I've never had much trouble finding American lamb here in the Bay Area.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 21, 2019 04:10 PM (tVQUs)

7 Ham needs to go in the oven shortly. Yes just boring ham...

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 21, 2019 04:10 PM (PzBTm)

8 7 Ham needs to go in the oven shortly. Yes just boring ham...
Posted by: Rosasharn at April 21, 2019 04:10 PM (PzBTm)

Tradition!

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 04:11 PM (NWiLs)

9 Worcestershire sauce and celery are good in Bloody Marys so why not salsa?

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 04:11 PM (RL/ur)

10 Seder turkey came out perfect. Very moist.

Mrs. Franpsycho's matzo caramel crunch was also well-received.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 04:11 PM (EZebt)

11 Bourbon glazed Ham, mashed sweet taters, asparagus and strawberries with cream for dessert.

But first, a martini at 5. One olive please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 04:12 PM (Z+IKu)

12 best spice: Turkish red pepper flakes (pul biber)

Goes on everything.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:12 PM (5AuVV)

13 You know you're not actually supposed to eat bay leaves, right? You fish them out after the dish is done and throw them away.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 04:08 PM (aXucN)

Even we know this.

Posted by: Deer Everywhere, not eating from Bay Trees at April 21, 2019 04:13 PM (tVQUs)

14 Got two bay laurels ouside the kitchen door...best thing i ever did was planting them. Looking for the mediterraen variety...?

Posted by: Lone ranger at April 21, 2019 04:13 PM (KTOuB)

15 4 You know you're not actually supposed to eat bay leaves, right? You fish them out after the dish is done and throw them away.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 04:08 PM (aXucN)

Or give them to the Pythia at Delphi to chew on.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:14 PM (5AuVV)

16 Interesting spice trivia:

Real cinnamon only comes from one place: Ceylon. And from there it was traded all over the world, even in antiquity. But the traders didn't want anyone to know from WHERE they got this amazing unique flavor, so for millennia they kept it secret under penalty of death; any cinnamon traders who blabbed where it came from risked ostracism and assassination -- so no one ever blabbed. For 1,500 years Europeans searched in vain for the source of cinnamon, to no avail. It wasn't until the early 1500s that Portuguese landed on the shores of Ceylon and FAZOOM discovered where cinnamon came from! In fact they reported they could smell the trees while still out at sea -- that's how they knew the had finally found the right spot. Until then, it was only through a long train of middlemen -- Indonesians, Indian, Persians, Arabs, North Africans -- who little by little brought it toward Europe, never revealing from who they got it earlier in the chain.

Posted by: zombie at April 21, 2019 04:14 PM (5tb4C)

17 Just counted, I have 9 different salt blends in the spice cabinet.

Oddly, they all have their use.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 04:16 PM (cFNuH)

18 12 best spice: Turkish red pepper flakes (pul biber)

Goes on everything.
Posted by: m


Got a packet of that right now on my spice rack. Also have "Pilpilchuma," a Libyan spice combination that's very similar.

I've got WAY too many spices. Get 'em as sample packs.

Posted by: zombie at April 21, 2019 04:17 PM (5tb4C)

19 We got a smoker and we like it. At this point it has a fair amount of creastote in it.

Should we clean it? Is it necessary?

Posted by: Sally at April 21, 2019 04:17 PM (sBDDH)

20 Posted by: zombie at April 21, 2019 04:14 PM (5tb4C)

That must be old info.

Posted by: Sri Lanka at April 21, 2019 04:18 PM (2DOZq)

21 What is a good use for tumeric?

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 21, 2019 04:19 PM (w7KSn)

22 Grill tips, I had a very cheap Drum Smoker and I was not happy with it. Got rid of it and made a UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker).

That said the trick for me to controlling temps is air intake. I try and match how much air is going in as to how much is leaving.

Posted by: Picric at April 21, 2019 04:20 PM (PknCp)

23 What is a good use for turmeric?

....

Soup!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 04:21 PM (cFNuH)

24 Back to cinnamon:

These days, 95% of the spice identified as "cinnamon" is actually not real cinnamon, but a related species called "cassia." To the untrained palate, and to people who have never tasted real cinnamon, it's a close enough approximation that the average person doesn't even know the difference. But real actual "cinnamon verum" is sooooo good, very subtle yet overwhelming and smooth. Cassia-fake-cinnamon is more harsh and unsubtle and not exactly he same flavor. But cassia survives high temperatures, which is why it is sold and used in the west, because we use most cinnamon for baking. Cassia was renamed "Saigon Cinnamon" b some clever marketer, even though it isn't cinnamon, and to this day most people have only ever taste Saigon Cinnamon, not cinnamon verum, which is much more expensive and hard to find.

Posted by: zombie at April 21, 2019 04:22 PM (5tb4C)

25 I was given a bunch of tumeric a while back, someone told me it was good for what was ailing me.
Still have a lot of it.
I was sprinkling it on eggs for a while, which ruined the eggs...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 21, 2019 04:22 PM (w7KSn)

26 Spices!

Several years ago there was a Tall Ships festival in San Diego with old sailing ships from all over the world. They were open to tour and they were great. The one ship stood out by far -- the ship from Indonesia. Yes it was a cool looking square rigger but it had the scent of spices permeating everything. It was wonderful.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 21, 2019 04:23 PM (aS1PU)

27 What is a good use for tumeric?

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 21, 2019 04:19 PM (w7KSn)

I use it in things like chili or taco meet. It seems to work well in tandem with chili powders and cumin.

Posted by: Bert G at April 21, 2019 04:23 PM (OMsf+)

28 What is a good use for tumeric?

Posted by: navybra


Making your own homemade curry blend. Putting in homemade pickles. Staining your sink and pots permanently. Not much else.

Posted by: zombie at April 21, 2019 04:25 PM (5tb4C)

29
What is a good use for turmeric?

Homeopathic medicine?

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 21, 2019 04:25 PM (4DCSq)

30 I do most of the cooking in my home. Only fair, since Mrs. Mahon did it for 20 years as our kids grew up.

Besides, I like cooking. She tolerated it.

but my favorite dinners are the ones where I grill some kind of meat and steam or sautee some veggies. Simple. And tasty.

If a meal requires more than half a dozen steps I get cranky.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 04:26 PM (PXJBj)

31 21 What is a good use for tumeric?
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 21, 2019 04:19 PM (w7KSn)

It makes me sneeze.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:26 PM (5AuVV)

32 I just bought some Himalayan pink salt. Haven't tried it yet.

We made Easter dinner yesterday due to family logistics. Sauteed shrimp, a ton of veggies, and key lime pie with fresh berries for dessert. Nobody else wants a ham or scalloped potatoes so I go with the flow.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 04:27 PM (aBR7R)

33 What is a good use for turmeric?

Homeopathic medicine?
Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 21, 2019 04:25 PM (4DCSq)

Rub a poultice of river mud and bee stingers on the afflicted area. Don't forget the cloves poked into an orange (to deflect the odor of bodily humors fleeing in terror).

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 04:28 PM (PXJBj)

34 was given a bunch of tumeric a while back, someone told me it was good for what was ailing me.
Still have a lot of it.


....

Turmeric is prominent in curry blends.

I buy the fresh stuff at an Asian grocery and work it into a chicken curry with ginger, Szechuan peppercorns, coconut milk p, garlic and a few other odds and ends to serve over rice.

But you can put it in soups like butternut, pumpkin or other winter soups.

If you like curried chicken salad, it'll work there too.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 04:28 PM (cFNuH)

35 If one of the gardener type people is here: what is the plant on the spoon with the pink salt? Looks kind of like a Christmas cactus, but I'm a plant illiterate.

I use whole bay leaves in the back of all my cabinets in the kitchen. For some reason, it keeps bugs away and out of dry goods. Even with my horrible housekeeping, I've never had bugs in the kitchen.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 04:29 PM (MIKMs)

36 It's not a tumeric.

Posted by: Ahhnold Scwarzenegger at April 21, 2019 04:29 PM (H5knJ)

37 Tumeric or turmeric? Best thing about it is it turns rice a bright yellow.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 04:29 PM (aBR7R)

38 21 What is a good use for tumeric?
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 21, 2019 04:19 PM (w7KSn)

Giggles puts it in her handmade soap for my Psoriasis

Now to read the content

McGyver, Out

Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 04:30 PM (gMngZ)

39 Pretty sure tumeric is one of the spices used in tandoori chicken (which is tasty).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 21, 2019 04:31 PM (H5knJ)

40 OT: Yudhishthira's Dice mentioned a new SL mosque attack on the last thread; here's a link for it:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yx9k7gq3

Full report:

10.30 pm A petrol bomb attack on a mosque and arson attacks on two shops owned by Muslims are reported in two different parts of the country, police said.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:35 PM (5AuVV)

41 Can't make beef stew without bay leaves.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 04:36 PM (aBR7R)

42 Buy some empty capsules from Vitamin cottage or online. Put your tumeric in the capsules for medicinal use. It is used in some curries and things in cooking I guess.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 21, 2019 04:36 PM (pAkRe)

43 Spices have their place, especially salt and pepper, but most of my seasoning comes from wetter sources. Onions, garlic, and shallots are what you find giving flavor to meat dishes in Rusty's pan.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 21, 2019 04:38 PM (2j6J5)

44 The media will spend more time on the mosque and the shops than the churches and the hotels.

Will the muslim women of Sri Lanka start wearing crosses in solidarity with their Christian sisters, like all those New Zealand Christian women donned hijabs?

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 04:40 PM (aBR7R)

45 Ham in the oven. Yay! Dishwasher emptied. Yay! Drinks made. Double yay! My tastes are simple.

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 21, 2019 04:40 PM (PzBTm)

46 Pepper? Sometimes?

I was willing to overlook the anti-syrup on French toast because we all have our little quirks, but casually dismissing cooking with pepper?

Have you no decency, sir!

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:42 PM (WEBkv)

47 Worcestershire sauce had an interesting history, and like fish sauce, yields that lovely umami depth of flavor. I only recently found out that worcestershire (aka English sauce) sauce is popular around the world, and it contains anchovies.

Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:42 PM (NMAzL)

48 A better, fuller, more recent Reuters report:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yydc9jk7

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:42 PM (5AuVV)

49 We don't do Lamb in this country anymore?

Posted by: Spun Murky at April 21, 2019 04:07 PM (4DCSq)

You must not have many muzzies where you live!

Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:44 PM (NMAzL)

50 I leave BAY LEAVES BY THE BAY...

Posted by: sOME mORON at April 21, 2019 04:44 PM (k3N8X)

51 Hi, Kids! So, I've YUUUUGE newes

I'm a Grandpa (again) and only 29! It's a Boy, weighing in at 8Lbs, 10oz and 22 in long

Giggles is on a float trip to catch fishes on the Smith. They put in this am. I'm on my own for a few, but I'll pick her up at Eden Bridge when they pull out in 5 days. She also (I mentioned this before, but I'm bragging) is now using her GI Bill to attend the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. She'll get to be called "Chef" when she's done in 19 months!

I built an AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel last week. I'm boresighting it and will zero it tomorrow.

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 04:44 PM (gMngZ)

52 Lamb shanks in the oven as we speak. Anne Burrell's recipe...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 21, 2019 04:44 PM (7s3Gx)

53 I wrapped potatoes with bacon and smoked them for an hour at 220. Just turned the pellet grill up to 350, and will let the potatoes go another 45 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, I've got some good quality ribeye steaks covered with a decent rub ad ready for the gas grill.

Much as I like my pellet grill, nothing quite like tossing steaks on a 500 degree plus grill and getting them good and seared.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:45 PM (WEBkv)

54 Kidsharn makes amazing beef vegetable soup. Always uses two bay leaves. 9 times out of 10, they end up in Hubbysharn's bowl. I never have one show up in my bowl. What does it all MEAN?

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 21, 2019 04:46 PM (PzBTm)

55 Hello foodies.

My late lunch was lamb stew with taters and onions, and a touch of garlic and Moroccan spices. It was delish!

But I also made some asparagus that was sub-par. It was purple asparagus and I tried to cook it very quickly to preserve at least a hint of the color. No dice. Because it had big, girthy stalks, it required more cooking. Even liberal amounts of butter, salt, and lemon could improve it. Feh.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:46 PM (kQs4Y)

56 Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 04:44 PM (gMngZ)

Congratulations multiple times!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:46 PM (5AuVV)

57 Oh and spread some old papers on the table or whatever when you fill the tumeric capsules. If you brush up the dry powder first and wipe throughly it doesn't stain. But I certainly prefer to fill capsules for a week or 2 of use and clean once vs trying to use it daily.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 21, 2019 04:47 PM (pAkRe)

58 liberal amounts of butter, salt, and lemon

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:46 PM (kQs4Y)

"liberal"

I see the problem.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:47 PM (5AuVV)

59 43 Spices have their place, especially salt and pepper, but most of my seasoning comes from wetter sources. Onions, garlic, and shallots are what you find giving flavor to meat dishes in Rusty's pan.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 21, 2019 04:38 PM (2j6J5)
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Cooked onions are a staple at Che Blake.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:47 PM (WEBkv)

60 McGyver, out
Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 04:44 PM (gMngZ)
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Congrats!

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:48 PM (WEBkv)

61 Cooked onions are a staple at Che Blake.

Aromatics for the win...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 21, 2019 04:49 PM (7s3Gx)

62 For smoking: a barrel type smoker with an offset firebox makes temperature control pretty easy. Having said that, we got a big green egg a couple of years ago & that makes it even easier while consuming less fuel. Have barely used the barrel smoker since.
Did a 7 lb pork shoulder on the BGE last week. Maintained 300 degrees for 7 hours with almost no interaction. Meat came out perfect.

Posted by: Average Guy at April 21, 2019 04:49 PM (urBW4)

63 We are having asparagus with mentioned ham. Flipped around for about 5 minutes in a hot cast iron skillet with olive oil and kosher salt and pepper. Amazing. Oh, we baked bread today too. This is starting to sound pretty good...

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 21, 2019 04:49 PM (PzBTm)

64 I love a loaf that looks like the above, on occasion i do take it to that level but most peeps that taste my bread like it more like a brown.

Posted by: LoneRanger at April 21, 2019 04:50 PM (KTOuB)

65 I use bay leaf in soup when I make it in the crockpot . You're not suppose to eat the bay leaf.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 04:51 PM (ZBHJH)

66 Not so much spices as herbs are my go to, except cinnamon which I can't see living without.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:51 PM (BbGew)

67 ThanX! m
And Giggles left me some porkbelly curing in the fridge to smoke later this week and turn into bacon She "made" me get a new smoker. It's got bluetooth so I can control it from the house

McGyver, letting the lab Out

Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 04:51 PM (gMngZ)

68 I have another bunch of slender, elfin stalks of asparagus and a pack of proscutto. I will try again for another meal.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:51 PM (kQs4Y)

69 It was purple asparagus and I tried to cook it very
quickly to preserve at least a hint of the color. No dice.






Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:46 PM (kQs4Y)

I found that the purple color in veggies is unstable and there's no way to retain it through cooking (I had purple green beans years ago).

Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:52 PM (NMAzL)

70 But I also made some asparagus that was sub-par. It was purple asparagus and I tried to cook it very quickly to preserve at least a hint of the color. No dice. Because it had big, girthy stalks, it required more cooking. Even liberal amounts of butter, salt, and lemon could improve it. Feh.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:46 PM (kQs4Y)

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Eris, before the advent of the microwave for cooking fresh veggies, I used to us an old percolator coffee pot to cook asparagus. Cook the asparagus standing on end, stalks in water, maybe a third of the way up the stem. Covering the stems in water would help mitigate the toughness and the steam rising cooks the heads. Worked pretty well, from what I remember, though it's been a couple of decades since I tried it.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:52 PM (WEBkv)

71
You must not have many muzzies where you live!

Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:44 PM (NMAzL)


Yay us. Plus the proximity to Texas' cattle country, really limited sheep farming hereabouts!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 21, 2019 04:52 PM (4DCSq)

72 Me Mum fresh from England and the battle of Britain asked the question. What's for dinner?
Ans: Turnup and lettuce... OLD SCHOOL!










Posted by: sOME mORON at April 21, 2019 04:53 PM (k3N8X)

73 Howdy from WeaselAcres! I have bologna, ham and cheese for sammiches. For three days!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 04:53 PM (Ku980)

74 Not so much spices as herbs are my go to, except cinnamon which I can't see living without.
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:51 PM (BbGew)

Cinnamon fascinates me. Depending on how it is used in recipes, it takes on wildly different smells and tastes. it can be bold, or subtle. Very cool, really.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 04:54 PM (PXJBj)

75 73 Howdy from WeaselAcres! I have bologna, ham and cheese for sammiches. For three days!
Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 04:53 PM (Ku980)
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Okay, you've rations for WD, what are you going to eat?

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:54 PM (WEBkv)

76 Blake, I did steam it with the ends partially in the water. Maybe it was just an indifferent bunch of asparagus.

Or maybe I'm a lousy cook.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:54 PM (kQs4Y)

77 And Fritos.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 04:54 PM (Ku980)

78 73 Howdy from WeaselAcres! I have bologna, ham and cheese for sammiches. For three days!
Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 04:53 PM (Ku980)

What kind of cheese?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:55 PM (5AuVV)

79 Most recipes I see tell you to remove the bay leaf, presumably to prevent anyone from accidentally eating it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 04:55 PM (PXJBj)

80 Brother is making a Leg of Lamb tonight...

...cannot freaking wait.

I made stew for the first time yesterday and it was really, really darned-good. Even my Brother liked it. (Yes, I always want his opinion.)

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 04:55 PM (Ckg4U)

81 BTW, BGEs are pretty pricey. Costco sells a kamodo style bbq that looks to be every bit as good as a BGE, for about $300 less.

Posted by: Average Guy at April 21, 2019 04:55 PM (urBW4)

82 Make Frito Pie, Weasel!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:55 PM (kQs4Y)

83 I've been nuking my asparagus for the last few years.

I have these oval Corelle plates I use for informal serving, and they are perfect for cooking asparagus.

I do not cut the woody ends off before cooking. I wash the spears and leave them wet. I lay them in a single layer on the plate pointing in the same direction. I season them. Then I cover with plastic wrap with the wrap tightly sealed on the woody end and open on the tip end.

Nuke for about 45 seconds on high and see if that's cooked enough for you. If not, just add some 30-second intervals until you are happy.

The water left over from washing steams the asparagus and the nuke energy cooks the spears from the inside.

It is much easier to cut off the woody part at the bottom after the asparagus is cooked.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 04:56 PM (I54dk)

84 75 73 Howdy from WeaselAcres! I have bologna, ham and cheese for sammiches. For three days!
Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 04:53 PM (Ku980)
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Okay, you've rations for WD, what are you going to eat?
Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:54 PM (WEBkv)
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WD stayed home to guard WeaselWoman. Miss them already.

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 04:56 PM (Ku980)

85 82 Make Frito Pie, Weasel!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:55 PM (kQs4Y)

Depends of what kind of cheese.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:56 PM (5AuVV)

86 Eris. - try sauteing asparagus in a hot pan. Takes a couple minutes and never bitter.

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 21, 2019 04:56 PM (PzBTm)

87 76 Blake, I did steam it with the ends partially in the water. Maybe it was just an indifferent bunch of asparagus.

Or maybe I'm a lousy cook.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:54 PM (kQs4Y)
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Lousy cook? That I doubt. Indifferent asparagus? Well, if it is a millennial generation asparagus, most likely.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 04:56 PM (WEBkv)

88 Sunflower, I will try that.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:57 PM (kQs4Y)

89 Right now I am making a broth out of a couple of ham bones with meat. It's looking wonderful, and smells wonderful as well.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 04:57 PM (PXJBj)

90 Asspargrass composts very well, just in case it didn't turn out as you planned

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:57 PM (BbGew)

91 Since moving down here to SC, I've had to begin my spice collection from scratch Costly. I just buy them as I need them, and already I have 30. Back in the day (when I made a lot of Indian food), I had over 80 varieties.
Thanks for the grilling component, CBD. I'd like to do a roast or pork shoulder, but dare not at this point. I have a lot to learn.
And congrats to McGuyver!

Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:59 PM (NMAzL)

92 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:57 PM (kQs4Y)

Forty-five seconds works for me and my wife, but I buy asparagus only when it is extremely slender and on sale.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 04:59 PM (I54dk)

93 82 Make Frito Pie, Weasel!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 04:55 PM (kQs4Y)
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Well there's an idea!

Posted by: Weasel at April 21, 2019 04:59 PM (Ku980)

94 Off with the Dwight sock. *sigh*

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 21, 2019 05:01 PM (NMAzL)

95 Asspargrass composts very well, just in case it didn't turn out as you planned
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:57 PM (BbGew)

In my opinion, that's the only good use for asparagus.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 21, 2019 05:02 PM (tVQUs)

96 My sainted father hated bayleaf with a passion.

Yet my mother continually tried to sneak in just a tiny piece into a really good kidney stew she made.

(I think only the French eat kidneys any more)

But...more than once my Dad put a forkful of that stew into his mouth, grimaced and used his finger to extract that damning tiny piece.

Heh

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 21, 2019 05:02 PM (ooMrJ)

97
Getting lazy in my old age, I have been doing pork shoulders in a countertop electric turkey roaster. They're about $50 at Walmart. I have had no complaints.

I find I don't miss the smoke flavor much on pork shoulders, but beef brisket is a different story. Brisket needs smoke or some very pungent seasoning because it frankly stinks. Next time I try brisket, I will wrap it in hickory or applewood smoked bacon.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:03 PM (I54dk)

98 Remember, if you voted for Trump, the Prez of Penzey's Spices invited you to not buy from his company.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 21, 2019 05:04 PM (FTlwv)

99 I never understood what in the world the bayleaf did for anything, my mother put them in all kinds of food and wife does as well. Since you can't eat it why put it in?

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:05 PM (BbGew)

100 I plan on buying an Ohio-raised sweet bay laurel plant.
Yes, put leaves in the cupboards to discourage whatever crawlies you have around. They work wonders!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 21, 2019 05:05 PM (NMAzL)

101 Making scalloped potatoes, ham and cucumber salad. Apple turnovers for dessert. Sucks eating alone.

Went to the local greenhouse today, got caught in a hail storm. Temp dropped 20 degrees in 10 minutes. I got flowers tho.

Posted by: Infidel at April 21, 2019 05:05 PM (lwX7s)

102 ..."I'd like to do a roast or pork shoulder, but dare not at this point. I have a lot to learn."
-Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:59 PM (NMAzL)

That's a freaking Pilgrimage I haven't even attempted. Of course, I only have a propane grill, as well as a fire-pit with a grate over it.

I'd like some sort of spit for that endeavor. Maybe I'll make one this year.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 05:06 PM (Ckg4U)

103 I use tumeric paste if I have poison ivy. Two days and its gone. I use it for wounds on my dogs and they are gone within a day. I also chipped a tooth and it hurt, so much that my face ached. Since it was the weekend and I am terrified of the dentist, I made tumeric paste and packed my cracked tooth with tumeric paste. It was fine within 24 hours, no pain, no throbbing, all fine. I also put it into my dogs food, seems to help with the arthritis.

Posted by: Abby at April 21, 2019 05:06 PM (SM/op)

104 Since you can't eat it why put it in?Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:05 PM (BbGew)

It imparts flavor indirectly. Nice when boiling shrimp, and lovely in stews. Easy to find it and remove it when the food is done.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 21, 2019 05:07 PM (NMAzL)

105 We did a non-traditional Easter meal. Lasagna! My poor daughter-in-law can no longer eat anything tomato (which she finds very distressing since she is full blooded Italian) but she was out of town visiting her parents we took advantage to make it for dinner and not have her silently weeping in envy.

Her plane lands in about half an hour and being a good MIL, I also made a ham and Sharkman's garlic-avocado mashed potatoes (delish!) so my son could some home for their evening Easter dinner.

We have leftovers for a week.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 21, 2019 05:07 PM (RfzVr)

106 I should add that the turkey roaster does an excellent job on turkeys. Plus you can throw the carcass in there after Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, cover with water and a bit of apple cider vinegar, and simmer for a day to make a great turkey broth.

Wife bought me some silicone freeze trays with covers that make one-cup cubes. Great for storing the broth.

Those frozen broth cubes make a great celery/cabbage hot lunch in about twenty minutes in a stainless skillet on the stove.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:08 PM (I54dk)

107 I'd like some sort of spit for that endeavor. Maybe I'll make one this year.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 05:06 PM (Ckg4U)

I was at a wedding where they roasted a whole pig on a stripped hickory sapling (no, it wasn't their first rodeo).

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 21, 2019 05:08 PM (NMAzL)

108 Miley - my mother termed it the prize, so who ever got it won, what I never figured out

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:08 PM (BbGew)

109 Posted by: cfo mom at April 21, 2019 05:07 PM (RfzVr)

Nightshade sensitivity?

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:09 PM (I54dk)

110 ..."Next time I try brisket, I will wrap it in hickory or applewood smoked bacon."
-Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:03 PM (I54dk)

That's a good idea. You can also wet down your wood chips, wrap them in foil with open areas and let the smoke flavor come from there.

It is NOT as good as a smoker, but it will give a light smoke essence to the brisket.

There is also Liquid Smoke, but you'll have to figure out which brand. The best are actually condensed vapors with actual smoked wood.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 05:10 PM (Ckg4U)

111 I have a bay laurel plant too.

So, I have been packing up my meals for the backpacking trip next month. I always feel like I bring too much food. It's different this time since I'm staying in ketosis for the trip. A keto shake with covfefe in the morning, nut butter or salami & cheese for lunch, and a dehydrated keto meal for dinner. Bringing some jerky and whisp cheese crackers for snacks. 6 days this time.

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 05:11 PM (UUBmN)

112 Yes sunflower, I think that's it. She can't have peppers or even paprika, which is especially hard when it's snuck into so many things.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 21, 2019 05:13 PM (RfzVr)

113 I was probably 30 years old before I figured out asparagus and brussel sprouts were good.

My mother's preparation produced snot/slime-like spears and orbs that ruined my perception of them.

Not until I worked at a place with a chef that prepared them in another fashion did I realize they were actually edible by choice rather than under threat of being beaten with a belt.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 05:13 PM (mhrg7)

114 Okay... The Wizard is here (Brother). I want to see how he hides the rabbits he pulls from the hat.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 05:13 PM (Ckg4U)

115 110 ..."Next time I try brisket, I will wrap it in hickory or applewood smoked bacon."
-Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:03 PM (I54dk)

That's a good idea. You can also wet down your wood chips, wrap them in foil with open areas and let the smoke flavor come from there.

It is NOT as good as a smoker, but it will give a light smoke essence to the brisket.

There is also Liquid Smoke, but you'll have to figure out which brand. The best are actually condensed vapors with actual smoked wood.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 05:10 PM (Ckg4U)

I seem to recall Alton Brown demonstrating how to make liquid smoke.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at April 21, 2019 05:13 PM (JgA4k)

116 Miley - my mother termed it the prize, so who ever got it won, what I never figured out

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:08 PM (BbGew)

It's the prize in and of itself

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 21, 2019 05:14 PM (NMAzL)

117 Most recipes I see tell you to remove the bay leaf, presumably to prevent anyone from accidentally eating it.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at A



more of an issue of hiding the evidence.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:15 PM (MTjB1)

118 Liquid smoke may seem like a cheat, but since I don't have my own beach on which to dig an imu, it's a vital ingredient in my crockpot kalua pork recipe.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 21, 2019 05:16 PM (2j6J5)

119 It's Pesach and I'll be eating matzoh, meat, veggies and little else for awhile.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 05:17 PM (5aX2M)

120 Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 21, 2019 05:10 PM (Ckg4U)

I've been meaning to try chips in foil to add smoke flavoring, but I really did not miss smokiness until I did the brisket and realized how badly it smelled.

It was not a spoiled smell. It was just unpleasant. It explains why brisket is usually smoked, corned, or treated with pink salt and encrusted in cracked black pepper.

I think an oil and crushed garlic rub might do the trick.

That stinky slow-roasted brisket was good eating while it lasted, though.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:17 PM (I54dk)

121 Liquid smoke may seem like a cheat, but since I don't have my own beach on which to dig an imu, it's a vital ingredient in my crockpot kalua pork recipe.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at A



sure liquid smoke tastes great, however, there is no way that cannot be ridiculously unhealthy for you. you would be better off eating a cigarette before starting dinner.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:18 PM (MTjB1)

122 Any time I've tried to cook a purple veggie whether potato, asparagus, or bell pepper, the color bleeds out.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 05:18 PM (aBR7R)

123 I planted a bay tree (Laurus nobilus -- the mediterranean type) a few years ago after finding a nice one in a plant nursery and seeing a photo of an impressive 40 foot specimen. I love this plant for several reasons.

1. Hardy! It doesn't require more than one or two deep waterings per year.2. It is evergreen and very thick -- an excellent windbreak plant during winter. Tips freeze about 6-8 inches or so, prune those off and the tree looks fantastic for spring.
3. When a recipe calls for bay leaf, I snip off a twig with a few leaves and chuck it in there. Easier to retrieve than individual leaves.4. I have never observed a single pest or disease attack it.5. Deer don't even nibble it.6. It is ornamental enough that visitors routinely ask what it is. They are delighted to be sent home with a newspaper cone full of fresh branches.7. Decorative in the house too. I lay a nice branch out on an open shelf and it looks terrific. No discernable scent. Dries very slowly so it's ornamental for months. It also dries green. I am very suspicious of grocery store bottles full of brown leaves.8. It's a slowish but steady grower. It has the potential to soar as tall as a 5-story building.

Posted by: Mongerel at April 21, 2019 05:22 PM (6X9cM)

124 Doing the ham, mashed potatoes asparagus thing but going to twist it for dessert with a rhubarb rose water pistachio galette for dessert from the Splendid Table. The chef who gave the recipe is talented so hopefully good and I will probably add some of my lovely super sweet spring strawberries to it also.
https://tinyurl.com/y537m3re

Posted by: keena at April 21, 2019 05:24 PM (RiTnx)

125 not sure the difficulty of the 20 spice monstrosity is worth the difficulty, and the risk. your thought about elegant dishes dependent up on technique and quality ingredients would seem to be the reasonable way to go.

uber complicated dishes with lots of different ingredients and spices is similar to people wearing perfume because they did not bathe - you are trying to disguise the foundation.




Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:25 PM (MTjB1)

126 Yankeefifth, carcinogen is just a fancy word for "flavor".

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 21, 2019 05:25 PM (2j6J5)

127 glazed spiral sliced ham
fresh green beans tossed in butter
freshly baked rolls (still rising)
mashed potatoes and gravy from scratch

sadly, no jello salad :-(

Posted by: trapper's girl at April 21, 2019 05:25 PM (kwbNb)

128 Yankeefifth, carcinogen is just a fancy word for "flavor".
Posted by: Rusty Nail at A




lol, well, if you have to eat some liquid smoke is the one to eat. definitely agree that it tastes great.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:26 PM (MTjB1)

129 Had matzoh with Passover dinner last night, but this morning I made biscuits with baking powder, because "He is Risen . . ."

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 21, 2019 05:26 PM (Q5Q0N)

130 Can you sous-vide asparagus?

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 05:27 PM (r6yYr)

131 Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 05:18 PM (aBR7R)

....

You might try blanching them for a short period of time before shocking them in an ice water bath.

It can soften and cook the veg while maintaining the pigments.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 05:27 PM (mhrg7)

132 the incredible range of flavors we have available to us in most supermarket spice aisles

My cooking tends toward the simpler side except when it comes to spices. Good spices will amaze your taste buds to no end.

Just try this: find the whole-version of your favorite spice (like black peppercorns), toast it in an unoiled pan for 2-3 minutes over low heat, and then grind in a dedicated spice grinder (NOT in your coffee grinder!). The difference is phenomenal.

I have an Asian market near me where I can get bagged whole-spice versions of common spice blends like garam masala. The fresh-ground version compared to the in-a-jar version is like a vivid color photo to a faded Polaroid. The same ingredients but a whole new universe of flavor.

Posted by: crisis du jour at April 21, 2019 05:27 PM (qVX10)

133 you would be better off eating a cigarette before starting dinner.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:18 PM (MTjB1)

Or having an Islay malt...

And yet...


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 05:27 PM (wYseH)

134 127 fresh green beans tossed in butter

Posted by: trapper's girl at April 21, 2019 05:25 PM (kwbNb)

Steamed?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 05:28 PM (5AuVV)

135 Or having an Islay malt...

And yet...


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at A



yes, yes, I know. was suggesting the health benefits would be better if you ate the cigarette.

love the taste of liquid smoke but get the sense that it was skimmed off some superfund site and bottled.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:29 PM (MTjB1)

136
Trying a food dehydrator to dry slices of the dog's meat roll so that it lasts longer on out-of-town show weekends. May take some practice. I'm sure the dogs will be happy to take any failures we have.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 05:30 PM (LsBY9)

137 The Farmers Market Cafe in downtown Montgomery, Alabama has "Dr Pepper BBQ meatloaf" on their Thursday lunch menu. You have to be there when they open at 11AM for lunch. Sells out quick!

Posted by: Occasional Commenter at April 21, 2019 05:31 PM (Ezw/y)

138 I did secure some leftover ham and made ham salad for lunch tomorrow. I think I got everything, mayo, relish, onion, celery

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:31 PM (BbGew)

139 CBD, I wouldn't use those red berries off a holly tree.

Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 05:32 PM (qBNEP)

140 Flyers remove statue of Kate Smith?! This is not giving in to Soviet Justice Wanking, this is being filled with it. An inside job.

Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 05:32 PM (1+J19)

141 I had a bread pudding dessert with bananas, chocolate, and Madagascar cinnamon. It was at Buddhakan in Philly years ago and I recall it like yesterday it was so good.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 05:33 PM (r6yYr)

142 Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 05:27 PM (r6yYr)

In my experience, sous vide for vegetables is not worth the trouble. You have to run the temperature up over 185 degrees to cook veggies.

I got an Anova immersion stick about five years ago and experimented with just about everything for a couple of years. The only things I use it on anymore is chicken (because of the salmonella risk) and fresh bratwurst. It also works great on frozen turkey breasts when those go on sale.

Steaks and chops are best with low-and-slow reverse-sear technique, and the countertop turkey roaster does an excellent job on collagen-rich cuts.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:33 PM (I54dk)

143 It's a short hop from doing in Kate Smith in Philadelphia to opening the gulags for hate speach

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:35 PM (BbGew)

144 another recipe i didn't get around to submitting for the cook book:
asparagus ala red
fresh asparagus, preferably thin, because it's more tender
place in skillet with water to cover, bring to a boil, then remove when just starting to get tender, place on warm plate, sprinkle with paramecium cheese, or paramecium/romano, or romano cheese to taste then cover.
(shaved melts better, if you GAF about presentation, but they taste the same)
dump the water, return the skillet to the flame, add in butter and garlic and saute until you're happy.

add lemon juice in equal amount to the butter/garlic, bring to a boil, pour on top of the waiting asparagus, then serve immediately.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 05:35 PM (ER1jH)

145 Their objection to Kate Smith's songs isn't the racist past, it's the reference to God and America they really despise.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 05:37 PM (mhrg7)

146 Spice.

Posted by: Stilgar at April 21, 2019 05:37 PM (xLZRe)

147
So when do we start removing Kluxer Robert Byrd's name from everything in West Virginia?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 05:38 PM (LsBY9)

148 Voici, je suis arrive'.


So who is being the most wrong about Food and does s/he need additional chastisement?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 05:38 PM (fuK7c)

149 sprinkle with paramecium cheese

I think you mean parmesan.

As for aparagus, my favorite technique is to trim it up, liberally coat with olive oil, kosher salt (pepper optional) and grill on the kamado at about 450 deg. If you pull it off at the right time, the asparagus has a beautiful nutty flavor.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 21, 2019 05:38 PM (7s3Gx)

150 Broke Lenten sweet fast with a raspberry cheese danish. It tasted so sweet I could only eat half.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 05:39 PM (r6yYr)

151 A few other great uses for the Anova immersion cooker:

1. Preseasoned pork tenderloins, cooked in the original packaging
2. Reheating carver hams in the original packaging
3. Defrosting in original packaging (use cold water and set the temp to minimum to prevent the heating element from coming on)

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:39 PM (I54dk)

152 148 Voici, je suis arrive'.

So who is being the most wrong about Food and does s/he need additional chastisement?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 05:38 PM (fuK7c)

There was a reference to "no jello salad" earlier in the thread.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 05:39 PM (5AuVV)

153 not sure eating food from someone whose autospeller suggests "paramecium" before "parmesean" is wise.


like dating someone whose autospeller suggests "sodomy" before "sodium", or does not suggest capitalization for "Peg."

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:41 PM (MTjB1)

154 Easter lunch was good, everyone's gone except one we have to take to the airport in an hour and a half, I feel like a tic and I'm eating candy out of someone's basket.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 05:41 PM (aXucN)

155 Mongeral........Laurus nobilus...you are correct on this genus. I go cali type dont knowthe latinbut i know med type is more aromatic and presumably more flavorful.

Posted by: Lone Ranger at April 21, 2019 05:42 PM (KTOuB)

156 Easter lunch was good, everyone's gone except one we have to take to the airport in an hour and a half, I feel like a tic and I'm eating candy out of someone's basket.
Posted by: bluebell at A



you didn't ruin this dinner like Christmas dinner by making it the day before did you?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:42 PM (MTjB1)

157 Probably will owed, but:

Both sears were great, both in ritual and food (BIRM). First night did a roulade of too round it's faux pesto, last night two turkey breasts, one smoked and one rotissed.

Fun part was timing, esp leading the seder while minding the grill and smoker.

Posted by: ibguy at April 21, 2019 05:43 PM (EHVbt)

158 There was a reference to "no jello salad" earlier in the thread.

Being a Not A Lutheran I lack standing to chastise on jello salad matters.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 05:43 PM (fuK7c)

159 flagellum

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:43 PM (I54dk)

160 I'm amazed I haven't seen any "the spice must flow" jokes yet.

Posted by: Bert G at April 21, 2019 05:44 PM (OMsf+)

161 flagellum
Posted by: sunflower at A



just the one? that does not seem like much of a meal.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:44 PM (MTjB1)

162 you didn't ruin this dinner like Christmas dinner by making it the day before did you?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:42 PM (MTjB1)
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No, because I didn't cook Christmas dinner.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 05:44 PM (aXucN)

163 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:44 PM (MTjB1)

Whipped, I guess.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:44 PM (I54dk)

164 No, because I didn't cook Christmas dinner.
Posted by: bluebell at A



whew!

was it Thanksgiving then?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:45 PM (MTjB1)

165 Ah! I see I missed #146.

Posted by: Bert G at April 21, 2019 05:45 PM (OMsf+)

166 I'm afraid paramecium cheese would make me flagellate, but I'm probably just being cilia.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 05:45 PM (mhrg7)

167 Whipped, I guess.
Posted by: sunflower at A






Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:45 PM (MTjB1)

168 for Miley's grill, there's a couple of things to do that will help control temps, but it's never going to be useful for smoking larger things like piggy shoulder/butt and briskets, because of its basic design.

airflow controls heat, but so does the amount of fuel burning at any one time. instead of lighting all 3#s of charcoal at once, place most of it on the grate, then put lit coals on top... there needs to be enough of them to light the others, but you don't want everything to catch immediately.

another thing you can do to keep the grill temp where you want it is to extend the stack down into the cooker with an appropriate diameter steel can with both ends opened. this keeps the heat down on the grill, and not just shooting out the top of the lid. this, of course, assumes you can remove the upper grill i see in the photos.

HTH!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 05:46 PM (ER1jH)

169 My father(an engineer) built a fish smoking contraption using an old gas stove's oven with its thermostat, running flex pipe with a fan from the smoke box through the gas oven to maintain the proper temp of the smoke.

The engineering worked like a charm.

Posted by: davidt at April 21, 2019 05:46 PM (xLZRe)

170 was it Thanksgiving then?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 05:45 PM (MTjB1)
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Hmmm, I do cook some things ahead for Thanksgiving like the pies and such, but never the turkey or stuffing or green beans, etc.

Yesterday I made a few things that taste better the next day, like cream of asparagus soup.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 05:47 PM (aXucN)

171 I think you mean parmesan.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 21, 2019 05:38 PM (7s3Gx)
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i think i was being silly...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 05:48 PM (ER1jH)

172 >>>Steamed?

yes!

Posted by: trapper's girl at April 21, 2019 05:49 PM (kwbNb)

173 Easter Meal. I am so stuffed right now, I need the ol' constitutional nap. At least I think holiday naps are in the Constitution.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 21, 2019 05:50 PM (r+sAi)

174 You can get real cinnamon from the Spice House:
https://www.thespicehouse.com/ ceylon-cinnamon-ground

I also have a jar of their ground rosemary, which I use for roast chicken:
https://www.thespicehouse.com/ rosemary-needles-ground

I brine a whole chicken cut into parts with rosemary, garlic and juice from a large lemon for about a half hour, and roast for 15 minutes at 450 and then at 375 until it's done.

Yes, I like simple recipes...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket - CNN is ridiculous bullshit at April 21, 2019 05:51 PM (0ReGO)

175 Getting lazy in my old age, I have been doing pork
shoulders in a countertop electric turkey roaster. They're about $50 at
Walmart. I have had no complaints.



I find I don't miss the smoke flavor much on pork shoulders, but
beef brisket is a different story. Brisket needs smoke or some very
pungent seasoning because it frankly stinks. Next time I try brisket, I
will wrap it in hickory or applewood smoked bacon.


Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 05:03 PM

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I do my pork shoulders and butts in a crock pot and then pull them apart and smother them in Sweet Baby Ray's sauce, cheap easy and no mess pulled pork.

I have had people offer to pay me to make it for them because they like it so much.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2019 05:52 PM (JUOKG)

176 McGuyver--Is your Bluetooth smoker a Masterbilt? If so, I would recommend extreme vigilance in using the Bluetooth controller. For some reason, if you are using the Bluetooth, the smoker will spontaneously and unpredictanly go into cremation mode and heat to around 900 degrees. No, I'm not kidding. Check the Amazon reviews if you doubt me. I still like my smoker, but never, ever use the Bluetooth.

For spices, I recommend Spice House. Penzey, the insane leftist, is a spinoff family member, but Spice House is the original business. Very supportive of our military and IMO better prices than Penzey's anyway.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 21, 2019 05:53 PM (S+f+m)

177 I came up with a good bagel workaround* this week. Stoppy Shoppy is not baking during the strike and good bagels are way over there two towns away.

So I employed Wasa crackers. Wasa crackers, despite containing seven grains, are nearly devoid of taste. They are architectural devices meant for conveying things that do taste good.

I put cream cheese, capers, red onions, and lovely wild caught smoked salmon on a Wasa and it's great.

BTW, you know what's really surprising? Nathan's sells horrible tasting lox. I know they're a hot dog company, but shouldn't lox be in their wheelhouse?

*(it turns out there is an awesome bagel place much closer)

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 05:54 PM (fuK7c)

178 Nothing fancy today. Made rotini for the bro. Brought roast chicken and green salad to bf who was working on his lawn tractor all. day. long.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 05:54 PM (r6yYr)

179 Kallisto, we had a dessert I think you would like. Almond pound cake, made with a pound of almond paste, and brushed with limoncello after baking. It's tender and delicious and very almondy.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 05:56 PM (aXucN)

180
Astros making it interesting. Down 10-1 to the Rangers, it's now 11-8 going into the 9th.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 05:56 PM (LsBY9)

181 i also grilled zucchini cut lengthwise into strips yesterday which had been tossed in evoo and garlic, s & p, served alongside dry rubbed ribeyes.

Posted by: trapper's girl at April 21, 2019 05:57 PM (kwbNb)

182 trapper's girl, that sounds delicious.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 05:58 PM (aXucN)

183
Springer hits a leadoff homer. 11-9.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 05:58 PM (LsBY9)

184 Oh, yeah. garbage disposal leaking.

Posted by: Infidel at April 21, 2019 05:58 PM (lwX7s)

185 Hadrian, I've missed you! Did you give us up for Lent?

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 05:59 PM (aXucN)

186 Turmeric: Sprinkle on chicken before oven roasting. Makes great yellow gravy for potatoes or rice.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 05:59 PM (MIKMs)

187
Did you give us up for Lent?

Yes, and my music. Six weeks hard.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 05:59 PM (LsBY9)

188 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2019 05:52 PM (JUOKG)

I tried that a few times and couldn't get past the cooked-in-juices flavor/texture. Maybe I should try it with minimal seasoning to see if it works.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 06:00 PM (I54dk)

189 179. bluebell that sounds exquisite. I'll be over around 9 tonite, leaving right now!

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 06:01 PM (r6yYr)

190 Posted by: Infidel at April 21, 2019 05:58 PM (lwX7s)

Hopefully it's ISE or Badger of recent enough vintage to be compatible with the bayonet adapter.

Spring the extra for the one with the stainless chamber.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 06:02 PM (I54dk)

191
Oh, yeah. garbage disposal leaking.
=====

Almost 40 years, I have never been able to keep one working for longer than a few months. Next time a soninlaw wants to be helpful, I think it is time to get rid of the whole thing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 06:02 PM (MIKMs)

192 The ham is smelling good...

Posted by: Rosasharn at April 21, 2019 06:02 PM (PzBTm)

193 for Miley, and anyone else who wants a controlled charcoal burn.

https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/
ams/minion-method-explained-with-
tutorial.9300/

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 06:03 PM (ER1jH)

194 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2019 05:52 PM (JUOKG)



I tried that a few times and couldn't get past the cooked-in-juices
flavor/texture. Maybe I should try it with minimal seasoning to see if
it works.


Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 06:00 PM

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I use no seasoning during the cook. Just the Sweet Baby Ray's at the end.


It's also important to get the fresh shoulders or butts that aren't 23% added ingredients.

Sams usually has the good ones in my area.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2019 06:03 PM (JUOKG)

195 The "Ronald Reagan was correct" thread has a "your article very is interestingness!" spam-link post at #274, if any COBs feel like taking some target practice...

Posted by: mikeski at April 21, 2019 06:03 PM (P1f+c)

196 Wow, Hadrian. Good for you. Welcome back.

Kallisto, hurray! I'm saving the last piece for you.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2019 06:03 PM (aXucN)

197 I use tumeric for its placebo value.

Posted by: Regular joe at April 21, 2019 06:07 PM (6/uwW)

198 Hopefully it's ISE or Badger of recent enough vintage to be compatible with the bayonet adapter.

Spring the extra for the one with the stainless chamber.

Posted by: sunflower at April 21, 2019 06:02 PM (I54dk)


Hmm. In house I inherited. With a mirror and flashlight, it is a badger insinkerator. 1/2 hp, 2 yr warranty. I am sure it's much older that 2 yrs.

Posted by: Infidel at April 21, 2019 06:08 PM (lwX7s)

199 I'm developing a taste for lime Perrier. So refreshing!

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 06:12 PM (r6yYr)

200 176 Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 21, 2019 05:53 PM (S+f+m)

Haven't experienced that yet and we've had it for about 9 months. I will keep an eye on it. I also make sure to use the meat probe, and check THAT with a pretty accurate meat thermometer

McGyver, Out

Posted by: McGyver at April 21, 2019 06:13 PM (gMngZ)

201 I have an older Pitts and Spitts smoker with the offset firebox and I'll usually get a chimney starter full of charcoal going to put down first and then my smoking wood on top as needed. I've learned to keep the temps fairly even by slightly opening and closing the firebox but on a long smoke like brisket and shoulders it's work. So much so that 10-11 hours is too much for me these days especially if I'm drinking beer, lol. Thinking of getting a little electric Smokin-it smoker. They only use 4 ozs. of wood and you set it up and leave it sealed up. I love my old Pitts and Spitts but I'm getting to where I don't want to fire it up because it's so much work.

Posted by: dartist at April 21, 2019 06:17 PM (K22Va)

202
Altuve walks with the bases loaded. 11-10 with two outs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 06:19 PM (LsBY9)

203 To save the planet you all have to stop eating. Like, just stop it now.

Posted by: AOC at April 21, 2019 06:22 PM (aBR7R)

204 I dropped Coke like a bad habit ( cola that is) but occasionally go for the flavored sparkling water for something different.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:24 PM (BbGew)

205 It can be pie time

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:25 PM (BbGew)

206
Damn. Chirinos strikes out.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 06:26 PM (LsBY9)

207 Regarding regulating temperature in a smoker, I've found that you get better (cleaner) smoke with more air flow to the firebox and regulating heat by closing off the chimney. I also use an wood/charcoal burning offset smoker, so my rig is different from yours.

Posted by: rudytbone at April 21, 2019 06:27 PM (zNgyC)

208 Skip another fizzy drink I'm liking is pomegranate or blueberry kombucha.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 06:33 PM (Z9spM)

209 using the Minion method on my WSSM, i can run a stable stack temp of ~225* for 15-20 hours. lots of time to cook several butts or large briskets low and slow, the way G*d intended.

i have the charcoal ring, put a `1# coffee can with both ends removed in the middle, add charcoal all around it, then dump lit charcoal in the can, pull it out w/ channel lock pliers, put one, or both middle sections it w/ their meat, then wait until the temp settles down before going on to other things.

since all my probe thermometers are muerto, i just monitor the exhaust temp with a thermometer dropped in the exhaust and control the temp with the bottom vents: usually 2 closed all the way and one cracked open.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 06:34 PM (ER1jH)

210 Infidel at April 21, 2019 05:05 PM (lwX7s)

Where in the he!! do you live?!?!?!?

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 06:34 PM (u5LFV)

211 Late to this thread. Beautiful evening on our patio. We are enjoying the first martinis since the start of Lent. Very tasty basic Bombay gin, (none of that sapphire stuff). Sharing a great cigar. Pork chops on the grill. Going to finish watching Ben Hur later. Easter Monday means no school tomorrow! A blessed Easter/Passover to all of you!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 21, 2019 06:36 PM (Vf4Y7)

212 Went to the local greenhouse today, got caught in a hail storm. Temp dropped 20 degrees in 10 minutes. I got flowers tho.
Posted by: Infidel at April 21, 2019 05:05 PM (lwX7s)

Must be what's heading towards my hacienda. I just got back from a walk. Sky to the west was black, rain drops hitting me now and again. Made it back in time not to get doused by rain, or mushed into a pink pulp by hail.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 06:37 PM (PXJBj)

213 207
Regarding regulating temperature in a smoker, I've found that you get
better (cleaner) smoke with more air flow to the firebox and regulating
heat by closing off the chimney. I also use an wood/charcoal burning
offset smoker, so my rig is different from yours.

I'd have to look but I think my chimney is choked down to 1/4 or half. the wood won't stay lit if I don't keep enough air going through it. Then it's a bitch to get started again. Once she's going for awhile temps stay pretty even because the firebox is 1/4 inch steel and the rest is pretty hefty so it holds heat. It's a bruiser. I also started using a duel probe thermometer after I found the dial one it came with was up to 40 degrees off.

Posted by: dartist at April 21, 2019 06:38 PM (K22Va)

214 Very tasty basic Bombay gin, (none of that sapphire
stuff).

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 21, 2019 06:36 PM (Vf4Y7)

Agreed! Sapphire is awful. I'm not sure what the goal was, but it sure wasn't flavor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 06:41 PM (wYseH)

215 I hope that's Hungarian paprika in the pic.

Kalocsa or Szeged.

Accept no substitutes.

Posted by: Chef Miklos (or szakacs in Hungarian) at April 21, 2019 06:44 PM (QzkSJ)

216
PIE!

PIE'S COMIN'!

Posted by: For Skip at April 21, 2019 06:46 PM (aBR7R)

217 Very tasty basic Bombay gin, (none of that sapphire
stuff).
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 21, 2019 06:36 PM (Vf4Y7)
Agreed! Sapphire is awful. I'm not sure what the goal was, but it sure wasn't flavor.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 06:41 PM (wYseH)

Yup....I stick with Tanqueray myself. When you drink knottyhead, keep it ghetto, but not too ghetto.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 06:50 PM (Z+IKu)

218 It's all a pack of lies!

It's all a lack of pies!

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 06:53 PM (aBR7R)

219 >> My poor daughter-in-law can no longer eat anything tomato
That's rough, especially for an Italian.

Posted by: 40 miles north at April 21, 2019 06:56 PM (o2vOl)

220 Jesus is waiting.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 21, 2019 06:59 PM (PUmDY)

221 Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10 taste better with lemon rather than olives. Hendricks tastes better with cucumber.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 21, 2019 07:00 PM (Vf4Y7)

222 >> Yes, yes...that's avocado toast,
Some of the young guys I work with eat food like that, but I don't get it. Avocado and poached eggs are for people with no teeth. What's next, pureed carrots?

Posted by: 40 miles north at April 21, 2019 07:03 PM (o2vOl)

223 Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10 taste better with lemon rather than olives. Hendricks tastes better with cucumber.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 21, 2019 07:00 PM (Vf4Y7)

Yup.....Hendricks is very nice, smooth and easy to drink.

A place near me in my AO makes a "Cutini" with it and cucumber something(liquor?) or other and a slice of cucumber.

Very refreshing.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)

224 Thoroughly minced garlic kicks the heck out of the powder, though I'm not always motivated enough.

Cayenne is a great spice, I use it on everything. Not necessarily enough for much heat, if any, but it adds a boost to the flavor unlike anything.

Fresh Basil is key to a lot of recipes. Dried won't cut it, has to be fresh. It is one of the few herbs that can compete with Garlic.

Mexican Oregeno, for some reason I can't find the good stuff anymore. I mentioned this before. I had a jar for a long time, flourescent green, aromatic, finely powdered like flour. When I used it up, I went looking for more. It's all stringy stuff, and a pale imitation in flavor and color. It was just the stuff for Chili.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 21, 2019 07:03 PM (Cfzj6)

225 875 churches vandalized in one year in France. Hundreds murdered on Easter at churches in Sri Lanka. Years of persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria. How long can people pretend this isn't a global anti-Christian pogrom?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:06 PM (5aX2M)

226 I dropped Coke like a bad habit ( cola that is) but occasionally go for the flavored sparkling water for something different.
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:24 PM (BbGew)

I've tried la croix sparkling water - only flavor I really care for is coconut, and for some reason, when I drink it I get a bit of a headache.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 21, 2019 07:07 PM (2shuf)

227 NOOD - Gun thread.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:08 PM (9hJlZ)

228 On 60 Minutes right now, propaganda in full swing.

Still pushing the Russian crap.

Indicator of things to come.

Posted by: Miklos, with true Pravda at April 21, 2019 07:08 PM (QzkSJ)

229 I really don't understand the appeal of avocado toast, to be honest. Soft avocado, soft egg, soft toast. Yuck.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 21, 2019 07:09 PM (2shuf)

230 Drive On.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 21, 2019 07:13 PM (PUmDY)

231 Avocado and poached eggs are for people with no teeth.
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I prefer avocado, bacon, asparagus, and my egg fried. It's a great keto breakfast.

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 07:17 PM (UUBmN)

232 How long can people pretend this isn't a global anti-Christian pogrom?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 07:06 PM (5aX2M)

AND Jew pogrom!?!? Christ warned us as did Paul, etc. My niece and I were discussing this earlier vis-a-vis the Sri Lanka debacle. When will people wake up?!?!?

Posted by: Grannymimi at April 21, 2019 07:17 PM (u5LFV)

233 Made an easy-peasy ham today - 69 cent/lb loss leader for the win!
It was great! sweet potatoes and green beans with almonds and we were in heaven.
Just me and my wife and oldest daughter.. and a beeeyoooteeful almost 80 degree day here! with a nice breeze.. couldn't have asked for better!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 07:55 PM (438dO)

234 I remain convinced that Bay Leaves do nothing, that they are a stone soup ingredient chefs use to seem mysterious and professional

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 08:08 PM (39g3+)

235 Satan said, "I am the resurrection of the ass. Try my bay leaves, if you dare."

Posted by: Fritz at April 21, 2019 09:24 PM (LuPts)

Ronald Reagan Was Correct: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear"

Reining (reigning?) in the power of the Justice Department would be job #1 in a Dildo administration. Well, maybe 1A. Job #1 would be putting a time limit on those stupid video challenges in baseball.

Anyway, Americans should have some expectation that court cases will not continue forever. Or, for that matter, any government interference in commerce or the legitimate exercise of our freedoms. Yes, I'm referring to the ridiculous Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Standard Oil Case, 100 Years On

I was stunned earlier this week to read in the Wall Street Journal that the famous antitrust lawsuit against Standard Oil that broke up John D. Rockefeller’s massive creation and decided at the Supreme Court in 1911 was still an open case at the Justice Department a century later, and is only now being closed up at long last:

The Justice Department wants to bring to an end its breakup of Standard Oil Co., which started in 1911, along with its efforts to ensure competition in the markets for horseshoes and player-piano rolls.

After a review of old legal agreements, the DOJ on Tuesday asked the U.S. District Court in St. Louis to terminate the decree that was the ultimate outcome of its case championed by President Theodore Roosevelt against the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. . .

“To say it’s been overtaken by events,” said Daniel Yergin, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning oil-industry history, “is a vast understatement.”

And it gets better! Shockingly, there seems to be little evidence that Standard Oil was actually guilty of the monopolistic practices that were used as evidence to break it up!

I know...I know...the government never lies. I am as surprised as you are!

Read the whole thing...it's well worth it, if for no other reason to remind one that monopolies are in many ways and cases a figment of the fevered imaginations of the anti-business left.

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1 Happy Easter!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:31 PM (gC2IV)

2 Evening Horde.
Still in Sweden...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (rW4Nn)

3 Corgis called.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (gC2IV)

4 Prayers for Sri Lanka.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (5AuVV)

5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

6
Billable hours, baby. That's what it's all about.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:35 PM (HaL55)

7 >>>Reining (reigning?) in the power

Reining

to put the reins to
to pull on the reins

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

8 I have always said the Standard Oil case was a crock of shit.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (mpXpK)

9 Terrible news from Sri Lanka. The media will report on the backlash threat momentarily.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:37 PM (gC2IV)

10 Job #1 would be putting a time limit on those stupid video challenges in baseball.

Yeah, MLB says they need to shorten games, then they add video challenges. And then claim that intentional walks are the real culprit.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:37 PM (sdi6R)

11 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They seem strangely reluctant to name the perps as muzzies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:38 PM (TfwlC)

12 My favorite obsolete government agency is the Selective Service System. $22 M to maintain a list.

Posted by: pawn at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (dPTGY)

13 Reining

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

I was making a joke about the DOJ being a kingdom unto itself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (wYseH)

14 What's fascinating is that in the long run, the Standard Oil Case changed almost nothing. Today the major portions of Standard Oil have become Chevron and Exxon; another part is Marathon Petroleum, and a lot of the other fragments became Amoco, which is now part of BP.

But it's a great precedent to use to break up Google.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (V2Yro)

15 >>>a Dildo administration

Lemme tell you about that unfortunate name-thing.

--Pete Buttigieg

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (5AuVV)

16 13 Reining

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

I was making a joke about the DOJ being a kingdom unto itself.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (wYseH)

I did suspect that, but was not sure.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (5AuVV)

17 The Dildo Administration would be in a rump republic.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 12:41 PM (kQs4Y)

18 5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)

19 To reign, it's plain, will never be in vain.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (+y/Ru)

20 Reining (reigning?) in the power of the Justice Department


********

Sadly enough, raining on their parade a little may be the best we can hope for.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (m45I2)

21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)

22 Interstate Commerce Commission?

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (25Dt7)

23 They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)

Or were they getting to the point where they would have to admit that it was muzzies?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (TfwlC)

24 Wasn't the Sherman Act initially one page? A few paragraphs?


And the standard was, exclusively, harm to the consumer.


In other words, the model of an actual guvamint intervention in the markets, if followed closely.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (QDnY+)

25 If Billy Martin was still manager...and alive, I'd be a Yankees fan.

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (ykq7q)

26
Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

27 Johnstown Flood Tax

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (25Dt7)

28 The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.

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Nobody wants to talk about the Islamic elephant rampaging through the room.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (+y/Ru)

29 18 5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)


I just followed the link and saw that too. WTF?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (AQVpU)

30

Government, Reign o'er Me

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (aKsyK)

31 Read the whole thing...it's well worth it, if for no other reason to remind one that monopolies are in many ways and cases a figment of the fevered imaginations of the anti-business left.

*********************

Except the Silicon Valley monopolies, which SHOULD be broken up or better yet burned to the fucking ground.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (+dsLj)

32 This is why scoundrels, reprobates, ne'er-do-wells, layabouts, lick spittles, looters and moochers all seek to work for the federal guvmint.

Also known as "Bureaucrats".


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 12:48 PM (Z+IKu)

33 21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)

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Aren't there like millions of Mormons in Pakistan? So.....
- MSM

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (FiUMj)

34 Wasn't the Sherman Act initially one page?

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Shouldda gone with the Mr. Peabody Act.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (+y/Ru)

35 Info, some of it straight from Sri Lanka (LK):

#EasterSundayAttacksLK

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (5AuVV)

36 Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent Obama a Happy Easter and we still love you and needs you....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (aka: Obamaboro), VT at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (qM84C)

37 Would seem the original, correct principle of preventing harm to the consumer would easily justify actions against Goolag and Farcebook, and maybe others, whose practices actively prevent creation of alternatives for consumers to choose - and the harm is not price.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (QDnY+)

38 26
Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)


And the pitcher from stepping off the rubber. The batter's ready, the pitcher steps off. The pitcher sets, the batter steps out.

It's like every pitch is a battle of wills.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (sdi6R)

39 Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

Casually watched a segment of a Blue Jays game yesterday. Batter hits a foul ball, and the ball goes backwards, the right of and behind the catcher. Batter runs a little circle around behind catcher and ump, and back to plate.

Simply have a rule, that once the ball (or a ball) is returned to the pitcher, the batter has to be in position, or it's a called strikeout.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (TfwlC)

40 **Munches on a bag of chips**

https://tinyurl.com/y2gmnn4n

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (UUBmN)

41 "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear"

Hey we gotta eat too.

Posted by: The Ad Council at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (UdKB7)

42 ...horseshoes and player piano rolls...


******

Horseshoes are part of my heritage. Family get-togethers included my grand-dad, dad and two uncles playing doubles for seemingly hours on end. Gentlemanly trash talking and cigar chomping featured prominently as well, while dozens of cousins looked on. I may have taken a shoe or two to the noggin, accounting for my sense of humor.

If you've ever heard a horseshoe plop solidly into ringer position without hitting the stake, the scene will be familiar to you.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)

43 Yeah, the whole substantive side, of whether/how monopolies are harmful, is a different and interesting question. Where most of the time the answers are awkward (concentration of market power and resources, in capital-intensive areas, logically benefits everyone by improving and accelerating development).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (QDnY+)

44 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE REIN SOUNDS LIKE REIGN AND IT'S A PAIN.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (+y/Ru)

45 Happy Easter, Happy Passover, everyone.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AfYvi)

46 If you've ever heard a horseshoe plop solidly into ringer position without hitting the stake, the scene will be familiar to you.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)

I have played horseshoes; it is a lot of fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (TfwlC)

47 Nice Sri Lanka sand sculpture:

https://twitter.com/Firows/status/1120002597337948160

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (5AuVV)

48 21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)


The MSM also probably forgot to mention that India hanged some of the surviving terrorists. Mustn't interfere with the narrative that civilized nations don't have a death penalty, and use it.

See also half a dozen of the Japanese cult members who released sarin in the Tokyo subway. Also hanged. I guess Japan isn't a civilized country either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AQVpU)

49 I made deviled eggs for Easter. I hope that's ok.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (UdKB7)

50 **Munches on a bag of chips**

https://tinyurl.com/y2gmnn4n

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SWALLOWSWELL IS ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (+y/Ru)

51 >>>But it's a great precedent to use to break up Google.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (V2Yro)
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Yes, one of the first on his list, please.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 12:55 PM (AfYvi)

52 Every ten years one out of every ten government employees should be executed; the list of candidates drawn from those with more than 6 years cumulative tenure.

IRS employees would be at 1/3 and three years

Military personal excluded; elected persons included.

Or term limits of same, I'm ok with either

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 12:56 PM (TN1P5)

53 along with its efforts to ensure competition in the markets for horseshoes and player-piano rolls

A leaner still counts for two points though, doesn't it?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 12:56 PM (LAt9N)

54 Sock off
And a Happy and Blessed Easter to one and all!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (8AONa)

55 39 Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

Casually watched a segment of a Blue Jays game yesterday. Batter hits a foul ball, and the ball goes backwards, the right of and behind the catcher. Batter runs a little circle around behind catcher and ump, and back to plate.

Simply have a rule, that once the ball (or a ball) is returned to the pitcher, the batter has to be in position, or it's a called strikeout.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (TfwlC)


I like your idea. How about, instead of a strikeout, when the pitcher receives the ball it is then immediately in play, and he can deliver it at any time, regardless of where the hitter is, or what he's doing?

And another thing: stop messing with your goddamned gloves after every pitch! I hate that. Guys do that even when they took the pitch. Did the gloves loosen up from your eye movements?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (AQVpU)

56
There are only three reasons people work for the government:

- Lack of accountability
- Power
- Security of tenure

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:58 PM (LsBY9)

57 And another thing: stop messing with your goddamned gloves after every pitch! I hate that. Guys do that even when they took the pitch. Did the gloves loosen up from your eye movements?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (AQVpU)

They'd just start adjusting their cup.

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ykq7q)

58 Mike Hargrove would be considered timely, maybe even impatient, given the state of today's game

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (8AONa)

59 They once called Mike Hargrove "The Human Rain Delay". Now it's normal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (LsBY9)

60 There are only three reasons people work for the government:

- Lack of accountability
- Power
- Security of tenure
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
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Hey, I work for the state government and I resemble 2 of the 3.....///

Hey Hadrian! Where you been?

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (UUBmN)

61 the problem with term limits here in #Failifornia is that the grifters just go from one seat to another...

the law needs to state that, after being termed out, they cannot run for another elected seat, until they have spent the same amount of time w*rking in the private sector.

of course some Fing judge would likely declare it unconstitutional...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ER1jH)

62 Imagine there's no Islam
It's easy if you try
Nothing to kill or die for
No suicide vest blowing sky high

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (+y/Ru)

63 Recommend Hotel Mumbai about the 2008 terrorist attack. Works as a taut thriller, with a political subtext.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (1UZdv)

64
Would seem the original, correct principle of preventing harm to the
consumer would easily justify actions against Goolag and Farcebook, and
maybe others, whose practices actively prevent creation of alternatives
for consumers to choose - and the harm is not price.


It would seem that by censoring conservative members, they're being harmed by denying their Constitutional right to free speech, particularly since they're silencing political speech.
Then there's the issue of privacy. Users of their services have no voice and are not represented in their TOS. Funny how the right to privacy allows a woman to kill her child, but that right doesn't somehow apply to personal information despite the Fourth Amendment.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (HaL55)

65 I don't know if it's been mentioned, but SpaceX suffered a serious anomaly Saturday afternoon during a test of the Crew Dragon capsule.

This was the same capsule that flew unmanned to the ISS in March. It was being prepared for another test flight which would have fired the abort engines after a launch. If that flight had been successful, there would have been a crewed flight later this summer, the first from American soil since 2011.

In yesterday's ground test, the capsule was destroyed. If a crew had been on board they would have been killed instantly. This is not something you want in a system that's designed to save astronauts' lives in an emergency.

So this is a major setback and it will probably take months to find the cause and redesign components if necessary. There's little chance of a crewed flight this year.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (sdi6R)

66 Imagine there's no Islam
It's easy if you try
Nothing to kill or die for
No suicide vest blowing sky high
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER
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WOW, Ben actual put out a good one!!!

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 01:01 PM (UUBmN)

67 "Those people who died today is someone's someone."

This is lovely:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3lu7lp6

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 01:02 PM (5AuVV)

68 Speaking of government work, VDH interview on the Mueller report:

We live in times that all reason has been abandoned.
...

The first chapter of the second half of this is the hunters are going to be hunted and the inquisitors are going to be inquired about and I think we're going to be shocked at what happens
...

...[Mueller] set a precedent that people who had committed real crimes (Clapper, Comey) will have to be treated equitably. .
...

inadvertently as we watched twenty two months of Mueller what we were really watching and we didn't know it at the time ... that they were building a case for their own indictments by their behavior... they didn't understand what they were doing but that's what hubris and nemesis are all about.
_Victor Davis Hanson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn9q7JEscqY

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:03 PM (AfYvi)

69 Platforms like FB got protections from all sorts of liabilities. They should be treated like common carriers with strict rules on how they use personal information.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 01:03 PM (1UZdv)

70 And the pitcher from stepping off the rubber. The batter's ready, the pitcher steps off. The pitcher sets, the batter steps out.

It's like every pitch is a battle of wills.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (sdi6R)


That's exactly what it is.

When I played competitively I hated guys who would spend five minutes going through an elaborate ritual, stretching everything, loosening up, rearranging their helmet, their nuts, and everything else while I stood on the rubber, until finally they dug in, looked out at me, and were ready to go. You're all set, everything stretched out, loosened up, and your psyched up ready to go? Good.

At that point, I'd step off the rubber, turn around, take off my glove, and proceed to rub up the ball at considerable length.

See? I can make you wait too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:04 PM (AQVpU)

71 We scored ringer as 3 points, shoe within one horseshoe span of the stake is 1 point, no distinction for a leaner. Team closest to the stake gets points, if both your shoes are closer than the opponent's, both of your shoes score. Ringers by both teams cancel each other out. Last team to score tosses first (both shoes) on the next turn. Game to 21. If you hit Grandpa on the shin you are banished from the game.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:05 PM (m45I2)

72
Every ten years one out of every ten government employees should be
executed; the list of candidates drawn from those with more than 6 years
cumulative tenure.



IRS employees would be at 1/3 and three years



Military personal excluded; elected persons included.



Or term limits of same, I'm ok with either


Here's another idea: each and every law, rule, or regulation automatically expires after 5 years with no exceptions. None.

I think that would make a really good Constitutional amendment. Government needs limits. To paraphrase TFG, after a while you've made enough laws.

How much government is enough?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:05 PM (HaL55)

73
Hey Hadrian! Where you been?

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (UUBmN)


Doing six weeks hard. Gave up both my music and the Horde for Lent. Problem is that my social interactions drop to near zero at that point.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:06 PM (LsBY9)

74 Cathy Newman: "So what you're saying is that Standard Oil along with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Amazon are really not bad monopolies are in fact the good guys."

Posted by: Sapwolf at April 21, 2019 01:06 PM (PRyLN)

75 I dream of term limits, not sure how it should be...Senators get 6 years, congress critters get 2 years. Does that mean congress members get 3 terms.(God, I hope not) Here in this state, they play musical chairs, probably happen on the federal level also.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 01:07 PM (0o7Kx)

76 61 the problem with term limits here in #Failifornia is that the grifters just go from one seat to another...

the law needs to state that, after being termed out, they cannot run for another elected seat, until they have spent the same amount of time w*rking in the private sector.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ER1jH)


It's even worse than that. When one of the scum is about to be termed he proposes a sweetheart bill for, e.g., some union or something. It of course passes (since all of the other scum know that they'll eventually be in the same boat), at which point scum #1 leaves office to go to a cushy gig with ... you guessed it ... the same union or other organization.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:08 PM (AQVpU)

77 Hmmm

Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS

It wasn't just Hillary that paid for the pee pee fantasy, it was Obama

And when you think about it, why would Hillary peddle trash about insulting Omaha?

But, the thin-skinned jug eared fuck damn sure would have fallen for that bullshit

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 01:08 PM (TN1P5)

78
You're all set, everything stretched out, loosened up, and your psyched up ready to go? Good.

Bob Gibson would have drilled them. He hated 1) hitters and 2) slow play.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (LsBY9)

79 Bottom line: term limits do NOT work.

Much better for the scum to find out on election night that they're out of a job, so they don't have time to feather their nests.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (AQVpU)

80 Not sure I understand VDH's points (some of them) as summarized, was planning to skim the interview so I'm sure it will be clear.


Important that prosecution of the perps be done in as routine a manner possible. USATs like Huber, IGs providing info and referrals. The "system" has to show it has some baseline integrity. Only way to any *possible* restoration of confidence. "Special counsels" and the like are just formal expressions of surrender.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:10 PM (QDnY+)

81 Bob Gibson would have drilled them.


********


Note to self: Never play horseshoes with Bob Gibson.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:10 PM (m45I2)

82 Want to see a Liberal's head explode? Tell them that John D Rockefeller and Standard oil did more to save the whales than all of the environmental organizations in the 20th century combined.

Also, special bonus noggin' bomb, if you ever come across someone decrying meat because of the greenhouse gasses, tell them, "You are so right. Thank goodness we slaughtered the buffalo before they ended the world."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (jp0Bv)

83 State of Pennsylvania started tolls on the Pa. Turnpike to pay for the construction of it, Guess what the tolls are still there & have increased Massively

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (BqBId)

84 Bob Gibson would have drilled them. He hated 1) hitters and 2) slow play.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (LsBY9)


I never drilled anyone for that (for other things, yes, I low-bridged those in need of it).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (AQVpU)

85 And I never saw Grandpa step out of the box to adjust his cup while playing horseshoes.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:12 PM (m45I2)

86 Gaetz: They're not off the hook. Another Little nugget the IG is looking at is the corruption between the FBI and the media. We will be seeing it before we see the IG Report on how this fraudulent investigation got started.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:12 PM (BqBId)

87 video challenges in baseball are not stupid. i think they increase interest in the game, especially as instant replay both on tv and at the ball park allows each viewer to judge a call.

what they should do is cut down the ads by placing them in a box during play, like they do with soccer. by eliminating just one minute between halves of innings you could cut around 20 minutes off a game (2 x 9= 1.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (Pg+x7)

88 Term limits don't work. (how this is still a secret is astonishing)


All "rules" and technical fixes don't work.


No substitute for voters doing their job. And no end to the diversions, excuses, and refusals to confront the fact that voters - the people living and working around you - are the ones responsible.


But there are still shadowy evil billionaires for the medieval villagers to blame, so no need to panic.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)

89
Note to self: Never play horseshoes with Bob Gibson.
Posted by: Muldoon

Or old timey lawn jarts

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (LAt9N)

90 1.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Pg+x7)

91 1 8.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Pg+x7)

92
State of Pennsylvania started tolls on the Pa. Turnpike to pay for the construction of it, Guess what the tolls are still there & have increased Massively

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (BqBId)


Hey, those potholes ain't gonna create themselves!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (LsBY9)

93 Hadrian,
Glad to have you back. Was wondering if something happened. I'm not around as much as I used to be myself so I miss announcements...

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (UUBmN)

94
It's really too bad that we don't use elections as term limits. We have that opportunity to expel them all the time, but never seem to want to use it.

Of course, having a lying media arm that actively prevents the voting public from actually knowing about what our elected reps are doing doesn't help either.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (HaL55)

95 No more extreme shifting. Shift all you want but stay on your side of second base. Oh and fuck the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Y+V3r)

96 Replacement pitcher does all his warming up in the bullpen, don't need another 7 pitches upon entering the game.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (m45I2)

97
So were the Sri Lanka bombings the work of the Religion of Peace, or the Other Religion of Peace, or the Additional Other Religion of Peace?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (t5m5e)

98 All "rules" and technical fixes don't work.

No substitute for voters doing their job. And no end to the diversions, excuses, and refusals to confront the fact that voters - the people living and working around you - are the ones responsible.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)


This.

There's one other thing we need besides a vigilant electorate, and that's honest, vigilant media that will report on government malefactors (and not just Republicans, either).

Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)

99 Maybe we should have term limits on voters

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:16 PM (Y+V3r)

100 Maybe hitters can be given a choice of adjusting helmet, batting gloves or nuts. One of them but no more.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (JgA4k)

101
Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS



While he was in office?


While Fusion's BS dossier was being used by his administration to spy on political enemies?


Sounds kind of smoky and gunny.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (oVJmc)

102
Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

But you're not the only one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (HaL55)

103 G-D. The yankee line up looks like a college game

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:19 PM (Y+V3r)

104 98
There's one other thing we need besides a vigilant electorate, and that's honest, vigilant media that will report on government malefactors (and not just Republicans, either).

Yeah, I'm a dreamer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)


Also an electorate that's actually educated in civics and the American form of government, rather than Communist propaganda.

I can dream too.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:19 PM (sdi6R)

105 Tax on all land-line phone bills to finance Spanish-American War bonds ended not THAT long ago. Hard to beat that one.


Oh - and to tie two themes together here.


When the bridge from San Diego to Coronado was built, the plan was to collect tolls until the bridge, and a trust fund to maintain it, were funded. This happy state arrived, after decades.


But some (I think the Coronado city council) wanted to keep collecting tolls (surprise!!!). The voters had other ideas, and the toll collection stopped. No term limits, no special commissions, no special arrangements, no shadowy evil billionaires pulling imaginary strings. Just citizens taking responsibility for their own situation.


They have never removed the toll booths - one just drives through. Obviously, people in Coronado did not go far enough. Ripping out that infrastructure is obviously something they should do to prevent revanchism.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:20 PM (QDnY+)

106 If the voters can elect Nixon, Bush II, and Trump against a tsunami of misinformation, lies, distortion, and slander - then voters are capable of doing what's needed.


If they don't, it's on them.






Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:22 PM (QDnY+)

107 See also half a dozen of the Japanese cult members who released sarin in the Tokyo subway. Also hanged. I guess Japan isn't a civilized country either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AQVpU)
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tell us about it.

Posted by: Battan Death March Survivors at April 21, 2019 01:23 PM (ER1jH)

108 If only those savages who carry out those muzzie terror attacks had jobs.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 01:23 PM (Z+IKu)

109 96 Replacement pitcher does all his warming up in the bullpen, don't need another 7 pitches upon entering the game.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (m45I2)


Sorry, got to respectfully disagree. Every mound is a bit different. Even the same mound on different days is a bit different, owing to the guys who've been pitching from it. To hit your spots consistently you have to release the ball in an area about the size of 50 cent piece (I've read).

To do that, you've got to find your landing spot. There's nothing worse than having another pitcher dig a hole that's about six inches closer to the rubber than your stride, which means that you land on the uphill side, and before you're ready to deliver the ball. That's a great way to uncork a pitch that hits the screen. (Think of getting out of register with steps, so that you land kind of half on and half off the tread.)

That's what the warmup pitches are for. If you realize you have that problem, you can fill in the hole and/or dig one for yourself.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:25 PM (AQVpU)

110 49
I made deviled eggs for Easter. I hope that's ok.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (UdKB7)

+++I am also making deviled eggs. And cinnamon rolls, which are taking for ding-dong ever.
Yahoo is done with the bombings in Sri Lanka, if they ever covered it to begin with. They are very interested in Merkle's (?) Easter gathering with the other royals.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (aWjrD)

111
Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)
---
come with us, Senor.

Posted by: ICE at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (ER1jH)

112 103 nevergiveup:

isn't that something? it's like their entire starting lineup is on the dl.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

113 The points all revolve around the Mueller investigation and how unwittingly they opened the door to their own prosecution.


Hanson is always reserved in his writing and speech it is shocking the references he plainly makes:
"We live in times that all reason has been abandoned." Well, yeah, but then later -

"the hunters are going to be hunted and the inquisitors are going to be inquired about and I think we're going to be shocked at what happens..."


This isn't Shep standing on a bridge in NO this is the reserved professor who knows of the rise and fall of nations.


Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (AfYvi)

114 Happy Easter, horde! Christ has risen, truly He has risen!

What an incredibly gorgeous Easter Day we are having, after the truly awful winter. Since I missed the chess thread yesterday I'd like to report I wore a modest navy blue and white boucle sheath with navy suede pumps to Mass, and I'm changing into a saucier bell-sleeved floral with black shooties for fancy hotel brunch. What a fun day this is!!I

Yay for Easter!

Posted by: Gem at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (XoAz8)

115 95 No more extreme shifting. Shift all you want but stay on your side of second base.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Y+V3r)


Shifting is a fad. We played the game for a century with only a few guys getting the shift (Ted Williams, I think), and now everybody shifts all over the place for every banjo hitter.

Shifting, like the 100 pitch horseshit, and newfound inability to bunt, constitutes proof positive that baseball guys are stupid sheep.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (AQVpU)

116 That's what the warmup pitches are for. If you realize you have that problem, you can fill in the hole and/or dig one for yourself.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara



*********


Hey, I'm just spitballing here. You can't toss me out of the game for that!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (m45I2)

117
If they don't, it's on them.

Don't discount the Giant Progressive Election Machine. Its main function is to lie to the voters and prop up candidates. David Axelrod was extremely proud of the way he was able to fabricate support for TFG through the use of false grassroots support he called "astroturf." He made it appear that TFG was a lot more popular than he really was.
We now have the Justice Democrats as another manifestation of the GPEM. They managed to install AOC, and the muzzie twins in Congress. Their aim is to infest congress with their psycho Prog puppets and they're not hiding what they want to do.


They need to be stopped. We have to #PurgeProgressivismBAMN while we can or we will live to regret it. All those anti-American assholes in both parties need to go immediately.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (HaL55)

118 just spitballing here. You can't toss me out of the game for that!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (m45I2)

Wanna bet

Posted by: Earl Weaver at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Y+V3r)

119 Want to see a Liberal's head explode? Tell them that John D Rockefeller and Standard oil did more to save the whales than all of the environmental organizations in the 20th century combined.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (jp0Bv)

Excellent point! I am going to use that little nugget when I go to protest the Earth in the Lurch Day.

Thanks Devourer!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (Z+IKu)

120 Oh, if we're talking stupid baseball stuff, can we include the "launch angle"?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (m45I2)

121 wanna see some turnover in Congress?

eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)

122 Um, why is Kit-Kat using "Work It," by Missy Elliot for their ads?

Not only is it really raunchy and inappropriate for a family friendly product, but it's also... very weird and confusing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (5aX2M)

123 I more interested in the lunch angle.

Oh, it's going on the table. Seeya.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (UdKB7)

124 Couple of Americans died in Sir Lanka. Unfortunately not named waters Schiff or nadler

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (Y+V3r)

125 <<<eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)
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Make them obey the laws they create for us.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (AfYvi)

126 With todays communication advances, the two things that could take advantage of the situation would really help the country.

Move the Nations Capitol every 10 years

Move the financial markets out of NYC

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)

127 eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.
=====

Live by the same laws the rest of us do, including insider trading. Ever wonder how so many of them become millionaires and billionaires in government 'service'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (MIKMs)

128 The perps in the Mega-Scandal opened themselves to prosecution when/if they committed criminal acts. Mueller process delayed reckoning, if anything, didn't spark it and wasn't needed.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (QDnY+)

129 Arrrrrrrgh.

Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Piss on the ashes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

130 Swap out MLB players and Congressmen every four years. For each other.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:40 PM (m45I2)

131 It's almost as if people could run on a platform of enforcing the various changes we see discussed here (pensions, insider-trading, etc). Voters could endorse this with their votes, and if enough did so, all these changes would occur. Absent this, little of it will likely occur (some things do happen shy of incumbents being dumped - through public outrage and pressure).


So, we're back to the voters.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:41 PM (QDnY+)

132 125

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)
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Make them obey the laws they create for us.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (AfYvi)

Eliminate the privileges of their self-created aristocracy and you won't have these entitled, greedy, sociopathic fucks all climbing over each other to get into office. The question is, of course, how to accomplish this.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (NWiLs)

133 120 Oh, if we're talking stupid baseball stuff, can we include the "launch angle"?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (m45I2)


Definitely.

The bunting thing drives me wild. Players are taught to hold the bat at a 45 degree angle, oftentimes with their hands way too far up the bat. Then they lunge spasmodically at the ball like someone just goosed them.

So lessee here. Coaches want pitchers to throw curve balls with "two plane" movement because the hitter has to judge both vertical and horizontal aspects of the trajectory. The same geniuses then teach players to hold the bat at 45 degrees for a bunt. Now doesn't that pretty much have the same effect as two plane movement? The would-be bunter has reduced the operative area of the bat from about a foot (when held parallel to the ground) to about two inches.

As said above, more proof, if any were needed, that baseball guys generally are not very bright.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (AQVpU)

134
The perps in the Mega-Scandal opened themselves to prosecution when/if
they committed criminal acts. Mueller process delayed reckoning, if
anything, didn't spark it and wasn't needed.


Let's start calling it ObamaGate.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (HaL55)

135 Swap out MLB players and Congressmen


*********

Nadlrer could cover the outfield.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:43 PM (m45I2)

136
When will the DOJ close the file on the Ahab v Whale Oil Trust case?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:44 PM (80Uh3)

137 Move the financial markets out of NYC
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)


I look for this to happen, especially as NYC gets more and more rapacious in shaking down the financial markets/ companies.

Some fine morning I fully expect DeBlasio to wake up and find that the NYSE has moved its servers, etc. to Singapore. I'm a bit surprised that hasn't happened already.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (AQVpU)

138
It's sunny, dry, breezy and 75 degrees today in Brazoria County. Off to do battle with the lawn.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (LsBY9)

139 When will the DOJ close the file on the Ahab v Whale Oil Trust case?


*******

Call me!

Posted by: Ishmael at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (m45I2)

140
Let's start drafting politicians. Send them through a Civics Boot Camp where they're drilled on the Constitution and the principles of the Founders. Then put them up in dormitories in DC with a strict curfew of 10:00pm every night.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (HaL55)

141 126 With todays communication advances, the two things that could take advantage of the situation would really help the country.

Move the Nations Capitol every 10 years

Move the financial markets out of NYC
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)


I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC. That would cut down on some of their incestuous behavior and attracting only the kind of people who want to live and work in DC.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)

142 I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)


Me too. Need to consult another agency? Video conference. Easy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:48 PM (AQVpU)

143
Posted by: Earl Weaver at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Y+V3r)


You, sir, were a lot of fun back in your day, as were your teams, even though they gave my Tigers fits.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:48 PM (80Uh3)

144 Live by the same laws the rest of us do, including insider trading. Ever wonder how so many of them become millionaires and billionaires in government 'service'.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (MIKMs)

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

They have already done this through the STOCK Act of 2012, and it applies to Congress, their staffs, family members, etc. As a practical matter, they could still do this via 3rd party trading, but insider trading laws would still apply.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (ffYR/)

145 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services Committee.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (0o7Kx)

146 Re Sri Lanka and suspending coverage "as night falls," I gather that that's because of the curfew that is now in place.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (AQVpU)

147 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman
Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful
women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services
Committee.
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Well, it's obviously a job that requires the keenest of intellects.

Posted by: Methos at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (kOpft)

148
Any iPhone users here know why mine keeps switching to the archived / off-line view of this page whenever I post here or refresh the page?

It's an iPhone setting problem and I have no idea how it got flipped.

ktnkxbi

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (80Uh3)

149 147 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful
women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services Committee.
---
Well, it's obviously a job that requires the keenest of intellects.
Posted by: Methos at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (kOpft)


Could be worse. They could've put her on the House Intelligence Committee, but they don't have enough sense of humor to do that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:52 PM (AQVpU)

150 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:53 PM (m45I2)

151 Happy Easter!
This was always the fear with obamacare, that it would never go away. F Paul Ryan.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 21, 2019 01:54 PM (r+sAi)

152 Off topic, but yesterday someone mentioned a mattress search website. Every time I lie on the bed it triggers a sciatica attack. Thinking maybe its time for a new one. Biggest problem now on recovery from surgery.

Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 01:54 PM (m9DnX)

153
The House Intelligence Committee: talk about an oxymoron...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:55 PM (HaL55)

154 >>>Maxine Waters ..., heading House Financial Services Committee.
--------------------------


Why, her husband owns a bank, she knows all about that stuff.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:57 PM (AfYvi)

155

Life beckons. BBL

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:58 PM (HaL55)

156 Joseph Flynn (General Flynn's brother) confirmed on Twitter that rosenstein specifically targeted Michael Flynn Jr via an expansion of the Special Counsel's purview, in order to force General Flynn to agree to a plea deal. John Dowd (PT's attorney) had nothing but disgust for rosenstein in his podcast w Byron York (earlier this month.) Easily understandable now. MF Jr. had a 4-month old baby, when rosenstein tightened the noose on the General.

Posted by: Ever at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (Brfdf)

157 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

I wouldn't be shedding any tears.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (5aX2M)

158 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

=====

Even odds. After all, it was Christian churches and western hotels, not Buddhist shrines.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (MIKMs)

159 I assume Barr understands that a full investigation of the creation of, oversight of, and behavior of, the Special Counsel office in this matter is as important as any of the FISA abuse or other investigations. The scope memos must be made public. Rosie must justify the appointment of an SC under existing regulations (that will be fun to see).


From all outward appearances (and limited inside info) it's pretty clear Wray was about the last person in the US who should have been made FBI Director at this point in history.


Barr seems surprisingly good - but unfortunately the situation calls for nothing less than a Churchill. If he decides to sweep the likely scandal of the SC's very creation, and behavior, under the rug, it will greatly reduce the value of any other clean-up he manages.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 02:08 PM (QDnY+)

160 #EasterSundayAttacksLKA

is in addition to

#EasterSundayAttacksLK

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:08 PM (5AuVV)

161 157 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

I wouldn't be shedding any tears.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (5aX2M)

======

How many Muslims actually live there? I thought that country was predominantly Buddhist (the Sinhala) and Hindu (the Tamil).

Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:09 PM (o3+fQ)

162

What is meant by "pull a Burma?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 02:10 PM (aKsyK)

163 I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC. That would cut down on some of their incestuous behavior and attracting only the kind of people who want to live and work in DC.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)


This has long been my position. Restrict each agency to less than X number of personnel (either numbers or a percentage) within 200 miles of DC.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 21, 2019 02:11 PM (SgjGX)

164 158 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

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Even odds. After all, it was Christian churches and western hotels, not Buddhist shrines.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (MIKMs)

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Yep. The Sinhala aren't exactly nice to minorities. If they crack down, it won't be to defend Christians.

Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (o3+fQ)

165 The Burmese had a problem with the Muslims being contrary to the common ethos.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (AfYvi)

166
I look for this to happen, especially as NYC gets more and more rapacious in shaking down the financial markets/ companies.

Some fine morning I fully expect DeBlasio to wake up and find that the NYSE has moved its servers, etc. to Singapore. I'm a bit surprised that hasn't happened already.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (AQVpU)


My understanding is that a lot of financial companies have been moving operations elsewhere. NC seems to be popular.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (SgjGX)

167 What is meant by "pull a Burma?"
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Expel them from the country.


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (MIKMs)

168 >>What is meant by "pull a Burma?"

Something Reggie and I do on date night.

Posted by: Obama at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (2cuLk)

169
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 02:14 PM (KCxzN)

170 #156 Glad to see that about Rosenstein. It bothers me that some people have been defending him as 'secretly' working from Trump that I massively doubt. (And no one here I'd add.)

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 02:15 PM (Dh1wo)

171 Make the national legislature a part time job working from your own district. Pay them 25k and have the expectaion that they be available 10 hours a week for video legialative sessions. This would get the grifters out of congress and allow citizen legislators to do what the constitution proscribes. I think it's a great idea.

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (flINI)

172 #srilanka

is busy, too. With tweets coming from outside Sri Lanka--only, I think.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (5AuVV)

173 I would just like to point out that today is the 101st anniversary of the shooting down of Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 21, 2019 02:17 PM (IFKOp)

174 173 I would just like to point out that today is the 101st anniversary of the shooting down of Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 21, 2019 02:17 PM (IFKOp)

We have Snoopy to thank for that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

175 Make the national legislature a part time job working from your own district. Pay them 25k and have the expectaion that they be available 10 hours a week for video legialative sessions. This would get the grifters out of congress and allow citizen legislators to do what the constitution proscribes. I think it's a great idea.
Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (flINI)


Catch 22.

The legislature would have to pass such a law. It isn't going to happen.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 21, 2019 02:20 PM (aS1PU)

176 Yep. The Sinhala aren't exactly nice to minorities. If they crack down, it won't be to defend Christians.
Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (o3+fQ)

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They've been cracking down on the Koranimals since last year. The Buddhists don't really have any beef with the Christians, and I doubt this will make them less mad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:20 PM (5aX2M)

177 "The building of the Tel Aviv municipality was lit tonight with a Sri Lanka flag in memory of the victims of the terrible terror attack."

https://twitter.com/ItayBlumental/status/1120024417873137666

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:21 PM (5AuVV)

178 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (/paEW)

I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

179
My
solution has always been to bove the US capitol to a central located
State like Kansas. May a circular are big enough for the execuive
off ice and congress and no bigger. Absolutely forbid any
habitation inside that circle so there are no voters or citizens. I
would exand the size of the Supreme Court to incluse one justice
frpom each State who arre apponted by each State in any manner they
see fit. And make the justice be subject to removal by the voters of
State by a simple majority vote of the appointing State or a national
election by a super majority of 63% or greater.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (mpXpK)

180 179 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (/paEW)

I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

By choice, no less.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 02:23 PM (NWiLs)

181 Kurt.

Eat your applesauce, and keep the cork on the end of the fork like we told you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (PXJBj)

182 Another active hashtag:

#EasterAttackSL

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (5AuVV)

183 Eat your applesauce, and keep the cork on the end of the fork like we told you.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (PXJBj)
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Rupprecht....

Posted by: Lawrence Jamieson at April 21, 2019 02:26 PM (IFKOp)

184
They've been cracking down on the Koranimals since last year. The
Buddhists don't really have any beef with the Christians, and I doubt
this will make them less mad.
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SriLanka also has a decent economy for the region and a good strategic location. Hmmmm, like Rakhine State.


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:27 PM (MIKMs)

185 I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

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Trump actually did do this this morning, but fixed his tweet within a couple of hours. It was an obvious mistake, made before 7 a.m. Easter Sunday morning.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 02:27 PM (9hJlZ)

186 179 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (/paEW)

I doubt that Trump would make such a foolish mistake, but I am perfectly willing to believe you suck diseased dicks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 02:22 PM (TfwlC)

It's a typo, AOC, and it was broadcast on PDT's Twitter account; then was deleted; and then a new tweet was written.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:28 PM (5AuVV)

187 AOC-->AOP

Another typo.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:28 PM (5AuVV)

188 Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS 

While he was in office? 

While Fusion's BS dossier was being used by his administration to spy on political enemies? 

Sounds kind of smoky and gunny.
--

Federalist has it.
$700k in September of 2016 to Perkins Cole
Gee, why would Obama need to pay for ...?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 02:31 PM (TN1P5)

189 LIVE Breaking News @NewsBreaking
23s
BREAKING: Sri Lanka has cut citizen's access to social media sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp out of "fear that misinformation and hate speech could lead to more violence." - New York Times

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (BqBId)

190 Driving to Myanmar?

Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (UdKB7)

191 Check the oil in you car

Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:34 PM (UdKB7)

192 Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS

While he was in office?

While Fusion's BS dossier was being used by his administration to spy on political enemies?

Sounds kind of smoky and gunny.
--

Federalist has it.
$700k in September of 2016 to Perkins Cole
Gee, why would Obama need to pay for ...?
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 02:31 PM (TN1P5)
******
Obama is up to his eyeballs in all of this

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 02:35 PM (BqBId)

193 Sri Lankans best behave

Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:35 PM (UdKB7)

194 Lest they get a

Posted by: Burma Shave at April 21, 2019 02:35 PM (UdKB7)

195 192 Driving to Myanmar?
Posted by: at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (UdKB7)

parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:36 PM (5AuVV)

196
For those of you interested in a recent paper on the legislation about the Sherman Anti Trust act (Senator Sherman was brother to General Sherman and wanted to be president, and couldn't get the nod)

Revenge: John Sherman, Russell Alger and the Origins of the Sherman Act

Public Choice, Vol. 174, No. 3-4, 2018

35 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2018
Patrick Newman

Florida Southern College

Date Written: December 28, 2017


Abstract

This paper argues that Senator John Sherman of Ohio was motivated to introduce an antitrust bill in late 1889 partly as a way of enacting revenge on his political rival, General and former Governor Russell Alger of Michigan, because Sherman believed that Alger personally had cost him the presidential nomination at the 1888 Republican national convention. When discussing his bill on the Senate floor and elsewhere, Sherman repeatedly brought up Alger's relationship, which in reality was rather tenuous, with the well-known Diamond Match Company. The point of mentioning Alger was to hurt Alger's future political career and his presidential aspirations in 1892. Sherman was able to pursue his revenge motive by combining it with the broader Republican goals of preserving high tariffs and attacking the trusts. As a result, this paper reinforces previous public choice literature arguing that the 1890 Sherman Act was not passed in the public interest, but instead advanced private interests.


https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyzs9xyo


(By the way, the fight by the Democrats against high tariffs in the late 1800's led to the introduction of the income tax as a way to kneecap the protectionist tariffs placed by the Republicans at the time.)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 02:36 PM (TN7xY)

197 Hello and Happy Easter!

Finished lunch and loaded the dishwasher. Now it's time for my nap.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 02:38 PM (PN4U+)

198 They must be worried. Hopefully the Sri Lankan government doesn't do a cover up like ours would.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:38 PM (5aX2M)

199 Cynical me says there will be at least one more attack by tomorrow, I think the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Easter Monday. Then on to Passover gatherings for the rest of the week.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:41 PM (MIKMs)

200 Gem, that sounds lovely. Few at my church dress up for Easter anymore. I sure didn't. Did see a little girl in Easter finery complete with pink bonnet, that was cute.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 02:43 PM (rpZ5G)

201 182
Kurt.



Eat your applesauce, and keep the cork on the end of the fork like we told you.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 02:24 PM (PXJBj)


Oh damn! Is Kurt out again?

Posted by: security at the Home at April 21, 2019 02:43 PM (sy5kK)

202 Orthodox Easter Sunday 2019 is April 28th
Orthodox Easter Monday 2019 is April 29th

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:45 PM (5AuVV)

203 170 #156 Glad to see that about Rosenstein. It bothers me that some people have been defending him as 'secretly' working from Trump that I massively doubt. (And no one here I'd add.)
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 02:15 PM (Dh1wo)

Agree. Listening to someone who actually knows who and what rosenstein is, as John Dowd does, and then reading some of the delusional ppl on Twitter, as to the secret sleuth rosenstein being a good guy, is like night and day. And, since Dowd lived it, first-hand as PT's attorney through this debacle, I'd place my bets with him for an accurate portrayal.

Posted by: Ever at April 21, 2019 02:49 PM (Brfdf)

204 Well, finished the lunch angle. Now commencing with the post-lunch angle.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 02:54 PM (UdKB7)

205
"The Federal workers number about 2 million now so down about 1/4 million from Regans peak

This decrease occurred even though the population increased by 1/3 since Reagan

Posted by: Kurt"

Thanks to huge advances in technology/computers the Federal govt. is able to be intrusive, overbearing, bureaucratic and worthless with far less workers.

Posted by: Ripley at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (MxEKc)

206 I am not so sure Fox news is any better than MSNBC. Just heard that hundreds of millions of Americans were exposed to RUSSIAN ads in twitter before the election (or something just as BS).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (1g7ch)

207 Brian Lamb, of C-SPAN fame, was quoted in the WSJ this weekend as saying this town (DC) is full of lying, on both sides.

Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (yDxHh)

208 211 Brian Lamb, of C-SPAN fame, was quoted in the WSJ this weekend as saying this town (DC) is full of lying, on both sides.
Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (yDxHh)

Well, duh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 02:56 PM (NWiLs)

209 Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:47 PM (/paEW)
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ah yes....

forgotten, but not gone.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 02:56 PM (ER1jH)

210 Here's a *little* humor, maybe, from a centrist imam:

@theresa_may
The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling. . . .

@imamofpeace
Thank you Theresa May for showing concern over the buildings. I'm sure the hotel managers will appreciate this.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5AuVV)

211 SL authorities have found and detonated a bomb at Colombo International Airport.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5aX2M)

212 215 SL authorities have found and detonated a bomb at Colombo International Airport.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5aX2M)

Peter Falk hardest hit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 03:01 PM (NWiLs)

213 215 SL authorities have found and detonated a bomb at Colombo International Airport.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5aX2M)

yikes and yay

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:01 PM (5AuVV)

214 Joseph Flynn (General Flynn's brother) confirmed on Twitter that rosenstein specifically targeted Michael Flynn Jr via an expansion of the Special Counsel's purview, in order to force General Flynn to agree to a plea deal. John Dowd (PT's attorney) had nothing but disgust for rosenstein in his podcast w Byron York (earlier this month.) Easily understandable now. MF Jr. had a 4-month old baby, when rosenstein tightened the noose on the General.
Posted by: Ever at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (Brfdf)


It is odd that the Mueller probe officially opened to investigate Russian interference in the election, then moved to Team Trump collusion with Russia, then moved to specifically named individuals, and then moved onto PDT personally obstructing justice... all the while suggesting a ever broadening scope when in reality it was narrowed to officially channel Mueller from even glancing at origen of the story and keeping him away from the Obama and Hillary camps as they became publicly exposed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 03:02 PM (1g7ch)

215 Heh. Love the MUMR autocorrects.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:04 PM (PXJBj)

216 The Forest Service is headquartered in San Francisco. They recently tried to move it to Vancouver WA. There is a building here that they wanted to renovate. But Nancy stopped it. We have to pay a housing allowance to employees working there, because of the high cost of rentals.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 21, 2019 03:06 PM (Lqy/e)

217 Pete Buttgiggle reminds me of Rick Gomez, who played George Luz in Band of Brothers.

No disrespect to Mr. Gomez, whom I like.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:06 PM (PXJBj)

218 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

219 I think rosy's been playing both sides all along, waiting to see which side is gonna come out on top. Now that it looks like Trump might win, he'll be back on Team Trump all the way.
He's been the ultimate double agent - that's why it's been so hard to figure him out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (V2Yro)

220 Just saw a flock of terns fly overhead, squeaking noisily.


Guess I'm in full-on ADD mode right now.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (PXJBj)

221 Trump actually did do this this morning, but fixed his tweet within a couple of hours. It was an obvious mistake, made before 7 a.m. Easter Sunday morning.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 02:27 PM (9hJlZ)

Yeah, but i don't count typos. Diseased troll would have us believe Trump believed that number.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:08 PM (TfwlC)

222 Phoenix Arizona wants to lower the city speed limit to 15 mph. Wall/blindfold time is getting closer and closer.

Posted by: Anchovy at April 21, 2019 03:08 PM (B3kya)

223 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

This is a *types* *deletes* development.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 03:09 PM (NWiLs)

224 LIVE Breaking News @NewsBreaking
23s
BREAKING: Sri Lanka has cut citizen's access to social media sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp out of "fear that misinformation and hate speech could lead to more violence." - New York Times
Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 02:33 PM (BqBId)

Cucking out? How very, very white of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:09 PM (TfwlC)

225 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

226 SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV

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Yep.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5aX2M)

227 Brian Lamb, of C-SPAN fame, was quoted in the WSJ this weekend as saying this town (DC) is full of lying, on both sides.

Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 02:55 PM (yDxHh)

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Yeah whenever libs are saying something about "both sides" you know they have been caught red-handed.

Posted by: ... at April 21, 2019 03:11 PM (uEbPt)

228 232 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

Let's hope it's not St. Louis.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 03:11 PM (V2Yro)

229 @imamofpeace
Thank you Theresa May for showing concern over the buildings. I'm sure the hotel managers will appreciate this.
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5AuVV)

I wonder if that "imamofpeace" is legit, or just a troll?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:12 PM (TfwlC)

230
Orthodox Easter Sunday 2019 is April 28th

Orthodox Easter Monday 2019 is April 29th
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Thank you. I was kind of worried about that and not sure when.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 03:13 PM (MIKMs)

231 And I don't think the atrocity in Colombo is payback for New Zealand, either. Too big of an op; and not enough time to set it up from scratch.

But the cuck media will certainly try to spin it as that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:16 PM (TfwlC)

232 236 @imamofpeace
Thank you Theresa May for showing concern over the buildings. I'm sure the hotel managers will appreciate this.
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:00 PM (5AuVV)

I wonder if that "imamofpeace" is legit, or just a troll?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:12 PM (TfwlC)

Here's his twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace

and here's his website:

https://imamtawhidi.com

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:18 PM (5AuVV)

233 Here's his twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace

and here's his website:

https://imamtawhidi.com
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:18 PM (5AuVV)

Which raises the question: if he is legitimately a reformer, why haven't the extremists tried to take him out? Could it be that they find him to be a useful tool for lulling the infidels into submission?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:21 PM (TfwlC)

234 Which raises the question: if he is legitimately a reformer, why haven't the extremists tried to take him out? Could it be that they find him to be a useful tool for lulling the infidels into submission?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 03:21 PM (

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If he's legit, there probably half a dozen death warrants for him, and he rolls high-security.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (5aX2M)

235 234 smilie' jack:

i recommended that wsj interview of brian lamb here the other day. he's retiring. a decent guy who's done good in the world with the founding and direction of c-span. i suggested one of you guys get a petition going to have lamb receive the medal of freedom. he actually deserves it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (Pg+x7)

236 What's up in Sri Lanka?

Muzzies?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:25 PM (l5Hsl)

237 241 If he's legit, there probably half a dozen death warrants for him, and he rolls high-security.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (5aX2M)

He addresses those topics here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6crp5as

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:27 PM (5AuVV)

238 What's up in Sri Lanka?

Muzzies?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019

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Media won't report that, but yes.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:27 PM (5aX2M)

239 http://bit.ly/2W0QQVY
*******
The Mueller report concludes it was not needed | TheHill

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 03:29 PM (BqBId)

240 What's up in Sri Lanka?

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To recap, Islamic terrorists attacked churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing 207. A bombing at the airport was thwarted. Unlike here, an actual backlash could occur, and the government is reportedly restricting access to social media and curfewing reporters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:34 PM (5aX2M)

241 Muzzies?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019

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Media won't report that, but yes.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:27 PM (5aX2M)

Saw a Reuter's "report," basically a jumble of gibberish, that pinned the blame on radical Buddhists, somehow. Had to go elsewhere. One of the UK papers carefully avoided that part in their reporting. Jihad Watch already had several reports showing who did it.

We may never know (tm).

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:35 PM (PXJBj)

242 After scrolling through four pages of CBS/Reuter's/BBC etc on my search engine, I finally found some credible info.

Attacks being attributed to National Thowheed Jama'ath of Sri Lanka. (Muzzie organization).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:38 PM (l5Hsl)

243 Accidents at hotels and other tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

-AP, probably.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 03:38 PM (gC2IV)

244 We may never know (tm).
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:35 PM (PXJBj)

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Every Western media report I've seen so far has redacted any mention of the known bombers and suspects, but highlights year old Buddhist attacks on Muslims.

They're completely worthless.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:38 PM (5aX2M)

245 10 days ago the sri lanka police chief warned of bombings from a islamic group.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 03:39 PM (Pg+x7)

246 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:34 PM (5aX2M)


...


Thanks, been in church or with family all day. Haven't had a chance to check the news.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:39 PM (l5Hsl)

247

Heard some guy on npr a couple years ago claim that the violence in Sri Lanka is not Islamic but "separatist."
He also claimed that most violence across the world is also "separatist" violence and not Islamic in nature.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 03:40 PM (aKsyK)

248 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 03:40 PM (aKsyK)

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The horrible war they had years ago was against Tamil supremacists. They didn't want separatism. They wanted Sri Lanka. Guy's an idiot. But it wasn't Islamic. This is.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:42 PM (5aX2M)

249 I worked in, for or with government at all levels for about 20 years. I rarely saw anything work as intended.

I helped develop a computer system for the state of California that was already 10 years outdated and was at least several years until delivery.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 03:43 PM (EZebt)

250 Infogalactic is one of my go-to sites for news. They add funny asides, even as they deliver legit news links.

For example: Notre Dame bees survive Blaze.
(subtext) vow revenge on Nicolas Cage

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:44 PM (PXJBj)

251 the tell with the MFM that an attack was by Moose Slimes is that they refuse to name or otherwise describe the attackers.

the SL govt is doing the same thing.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (ER1jH)

252 It's too late for separatist apologists.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (AfYvi)

253 What's up in Sri Lanka?

Muzzies?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:25 PM (l5Hsl)


10% aka Critical Mass

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (1g7ch)

254 Didja hear the one about a comedian elected President of Ukraine?

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 03:47 PM (sdi6R)

255 250. That's not wrong.,. The muz want to permanently separate our souls from our earthly bodies.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 03:47 PM (ZHnL2)

256 10% aka Critical Mass

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 21, 2019 03:46 PM (1g7ch)

....

What are we at?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:50 PM (cFNuH)

257 That's not wrong.,. The muz want to permanently separate our souls from our earthly bodies.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 03:47 PM (ZHnL2)

.....

I've heard they like to separate your head from your body as well.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:51 PM (cFNuH)

258 Bing/Pew research says 1% or 3.3 million.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 03:52 PM (AfYvi)

259 Bing/Pew research says 1% or 3.3 million.

...


Seems like more.

I see women with those towels on their head at least once a day now and I'm in hick ass Tennessee.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:54 PM (cFNuH)

260 I see women with those towels on their head at least once a day now and I'm in hick ass Tennessee.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 21, 2019 03:54 PM (cFNuH

Same here. Why would Fort Collins, Colorado need a mosque? And which came first? the mosque or the muslims?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 21, 2019 03:57 PM (PXJBj)

261 Live in 150k blue collar twn - has 0 mosques.
No headjobs.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 03:57 PM (AfYvi)

262 Gates of Vienna, years ago, ran several article on Muslims in TN. Owned a lot of land, armed guards at drive entrances.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 04:00 PM (AfYvi)

263 225 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

I'm not seeing current news of a mosque attack in Sri Lanka. Could you post a link, please?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:02 PM (5AuVV)

264 This should probably go on next week's pet thread, but ... next week, and old-phart memory.

Cat lovers, do a quick search on St. Gertrude of Nivalles!

Posted by: empire1 at April 21, 2019 04:03 PM (h5bIF)

265 My cousin almost got roped in by a missionary for allah. She married a guy, he converted to muzzie, then she dumped him. My cousin was her next target but he said 'fuck no I'm not getting married in a mosque.' She was Egyptian.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 04:04 PM (RL/ur)

266 nood food

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:05 PM (5AuVV)

267 NivElles. ::sigh::

Posted by: empire1 at April 21, 2019 04:16 PM (h5bIF)

268 267 NivElles. ::sigh::
Posted by: empire1 at April 21, 2019 04:16 PM (h5bIF)

Google corrects it!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:18 PM (5AuVV)

269 I just looked at last night's ONT and cracked up over the Easter basket photo.

Posted by: Dwight K. Shrute at April 21, 2019 04:34 PM (NMAzL)

270 Smelly socks

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 04:35 PM (+y/Ru)

271 263 225 225 SL mosque firebombed, no casualties reported so far.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 03:07 PM (5aX2M)

SL = Sri Lankan?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:10 PM (5AuVV)

I'm not seeing current news of a mosque attack in Sri Lanka. Could you post a link, please?
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:02 PM (5AuVV)

Here's a link for it:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yx9k7gq3

Full report:

10.30 pm A petrol bomb attack on a mosque and arson attacks on two shops owned by Muslims are reported in two different parts of the country, police said.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 04:36 PM (5AuVV)

272 235
i recommended that wsj interview of brian lamb here the other day. he's retiring. a decent guy who's done good in the world with the founding and direction of c-span. i suggested one of you guys get a petition going to have lamb receive the medal of freedom. he actually deserves it.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 03:24 PM (Pg+x7)

Yes. I mentioned Lamb's comment "they are all lying in DC" because Lamb seems a genuinely decent man. The "lying" comment comes from observation rather than cynicism.

Posted by: Smilin Jack at April 21, 2019 04:58 PM (yDxHh)

273 Oh crap. I usually post from my other laptop and forgot about the Schrute sock. Off with you!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 21, 2019 05:00 PM (NMAzL)

274 What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable knowledge regarding unexpected feelings.

Posted by: minecraft at April 21, 2019 05:06 PM (ul+HK)

275 On democracy now glen greenbelt debates david cay johnson on who committed more treason trump with russia or clinton with the ukraine. excellent. You can watch it on democratic underground right now.

Posted by: raimondo at April 21, 2019 05:28 PM (X/yaD)

276 Alex Salvi @alexsalvinews
#BREAKING on @OANN: The State Department is set to announce on Monday that all countries will have to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to U.S. sanctions, marking an escalation of the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 06:09 PM (BqBId)

277 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
1m
How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 06:37 PM (BqBId)

278 hello test &&& and again.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 21, 2019 06:46 PM (jrTqB)

279 Gem, that sounds lovely. Few at my church dress up for Easter anymore. I sure didn't. Did see a little girl in Easter finery complete with pink bonnet, that was cute.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 02:43 PM (rpZ5G)


oh, adorbs on the little girl! So many people dressed up! Men in jackets. little girls and boys in dressed up. Made me happy I made an effort (which, honestly, I don't do.).

Posted by: Gem at April 21, 2019 06:49 PM (XoAz8)

280 Nothing comes closer to eternal life than a government department.

Posted by: Constantine XI at April 21, 2019 07:13 PM (yiAMj)

281 https://washex.am/2DpRi8X
*******
Bob Woodward: Steele dossier appeared in draft of US intel assessment on Russian meddling at Brennan's directive.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 07:37 PM (BqBId)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-21-2019

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Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, and everybody who's holding your beer. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, writing, and publishing by escaped oafs who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which are just baaa-aa-aa-aaa-aa-aaa-ad.


Pic Note

You're going to want to click on the photo to see the larger version. The woodwork is magnificent.


Bad Library Jokes & Puns:

I think Muldoon may have written some of these:

I asked the librarian where to find a book of patriotic American songs. She said “Over there.”

I asked the librarian where to find books about paranoia. She whispered, “They’re right behind you.”

I asked the librarian for a book about Pavlov’s dog and Schrödinger’s cat. She said it rang a bell, but she didn’t know if it was there or not.

I asked the librarian for a book on engine lubricants. She said to look in the nonfriction section.

I asked the librarian to recommend an author who wrote dinosaur novels. She said, “Try Sarah Topps.”

I asked the librarian for a book about Stockholm Syndrome. She told me the first few chapters were horrible, but by the end, I would love it.

(h/t Bluebird of Bitterness via mindful webworker)



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

ABSUMPTION is the process of gradually destroying something.

Usage: The Democratic Party's Feast of the Absumption falls on May 1st this year. Of course, it falls on May 1st every year.

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Down the Memory Hole

Last week, in the discussion on the unavailability of Tommy Robinson's book, Mohammad's Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam, I neglected to mention the name of Tommy's co-author, Peter McLoughlin, who has written his own book, Easy Meat: Inside Britain's Grooming Gang Scandal, which really sounds quite depressing:

Peter McLoughlin spent years believing the Leftist narrative, namely it was 'a racist myth' that organised Muslim groups in Britain and the Netherlands (‘grooming gangs’ were luring white schoolgirls into a life of prostitution. But in 2009 he first encountered people who said their children had been groomed like this. These informants had non-white people in their immediate and extended family, and were thus unlikely to be racists. So McLoughlin dug deeper and what he found shocked him...He also came across references to incidents where any proof had since vanished. McLoughlin spent several years uncovering everything he could and documenting this scandal before the evidence disappeared. He demonstrates that the true nature of this grooming phenomenon was known about more than 20 years ago.

McLoughlin argues the authorities will continue their cover-up of this scandal...McLoughlin's book is an attempt to get the public to wake up, for them to demand civilised solutions, because if the social contract breaks down, people may turn to vigilante justice as the prostituting of schoolgirls continues unabated. The book documents...how Sikhs in Britain have already resorted to vigilante justice. The book exposes how political correctness was used to silence potential whistle-blowers...Every layer of authority in the British state comes under detailed examination to expose their part in the scandal. McLoughlin leaves no stone unturned, and at 130,000 words in length, it is likely to be the most detailed critique of this scandal for years to come.

There are three levels of crime here. The first is the actual crime, the victimization of thousands of young girls. That's pretty outrageous in and of itself.

The second, which in some respects is even more outrageous, is the authorities, whose sworn duty it is to protect its citizens precisely from precisely these sorts of predators, did not do so. Not that they couldn't do anything about, or were unable to do anything about it, but they refused to do anything about it. Even though they knew full well for decades that the sexual predation was going on. Just typing those words fills me with blind rage. What the hell good are the British police if they can turn a blind eye to this?? ( *types* )( *deletes* )( *must not advocate violence on somebody else's blog* ) Let me put it this way: if a father of one of those raped girls stalked and murdered the British police officer or administrator who knew and did nothing, and they caught him and put him on trial for murder, and if I were on the jury, I would vote to acquit. Automatically. I would not be interested at all in anything the Crown prosecutor had to say. I don't know how "justifiable homicide" works in British law, but that's exactly what this would be. And the fact that the dead guy is a representative of the Crown would mean nothing to me at all.

But the third level, while not as horrific as the first two nevertheless has the worst effect in the long-term, and I'm referring to the disappearance of evidence that these crimes had ever occured. In this way, McLoughlin is a bit like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, frantically recording the names, places, and dates of horrific criminal acts that the authorities would like to pretend never happened.

For example, on the Grooming Gangs Jailed vs National Cover-Up page, McLoughlin says this:

Below is my record of these gangs as they are convicted (indicating which of the rapists have Muslim names, and highlighting those named after the founder of Islam). Since there is no record of these convictions tabulated by the agencies of the state nor the controlled media, it is clear that neither have any interest in this data being known to the public. Interspersed with the conviction details are significant events which the state and the controlled media wish to keep from the public.

Peter is doing the work that the Crown is steadfastly refusing to do. His website is a wealth of information, including updates to his book.

This eradication of evidence is particularly important in view of things like this:

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It's kind of creepy to know that even though the government is not mandating the wholesale destruction of books for ideological ends, it is not hard to find those who are willing to undertake the task themselves.

Note: Library Journal, no doubt realizing how royally it had beclowned itself, deleted the original tweet so I had to go looking for a screenshot of it. But I was amused when I was looking for it to observe its apologists frantically motte-and-baileying themselves all over the place trying to make excuses for it: "Gee whiz, all she wants is more library diversity. How could you be against that?"


Moron Recommendations

21 Just came across a great title at Amazon: "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death"

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 14, 2019 09:20 AM (kQs4Y)

AHE didn't specifically recommend this book, but I went and looked it up, and it does sound like it might be interesting:

Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral?

In the tradition of Randall Munroe’s What If?, Doughty’s new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an airplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog, and whether or not you can preserve your friend’s skull as a keepsake.

Featuring illustrations from Dianné Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen (to our bodies) after we die.

36 illustrations

I'm especially interested in the 36 illustrations. Unfortunately, there's no preview and the book (Kindle and hard copy) won't be released until Sept. 2019.

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And speaking of death:

380 Another book that is amusing and informative for fans of murder mysteries and legal thrillers - A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, A Killer Selection of Trivia. Executed by The Monday Murder Club. 2011.

The reader will not only be shown Lizzy Bordon taking a few whacks at her parents but also the story of Jane Toppan who liked to climb in bed with her victims. Three movies that the American Bar Association likes. Inept crime labs including one in Broward County, FL. Or how blood splatter thwarted Henry Beattie Jr as he tried to rid himself of a wife. Plus great lines from PIs like Philip Marlowe along with Alfred Hitchcock quotes.

The epilogue is a real killer (SWSDT? -OM) that provides a checklist of things you should try to avoid while trying to hide/bury a body.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2019 12:16 PM (AfyLj)

Also, chapters on the most puzzling unsolved murders and who's really gotten away with murder (maybe OJ?). A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia can be had on Kindle for $10.99.

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And yet more skullduggery:

As a pallet-cleanser, I read Rocket to the Morgue by Anthony Boucher; it is a locked room mystery that features writers of the Mañana Literary Society (one of them is Robert Heinlein under a pseudonym) that are suspects in the attempted murder of a particularly unpleasant heir to a literary estate (modeled after Adrian Conan Doyle's handling of the Sherlock Holmes estate). A lot of fun and Boucher even puts himself in the novel -- he originally wrote it under the pen name of H.H. Holmes. Boucher does a nice bit of misdirection and finished with some neat twists. Boucher also gives some interesting glimpses of the "scientifiction" scene of the 1940s. Heinlein (AKA: Austin Carter) also talks about a story plot he was considering in which California becomes a Socialist republic and 2nd American Civil War takes place! Rating = 5/5.

There's a bit more detail in the Amazon blurb:

Legendary science fiction author Fowler Faulkes may be dead, but his creation, the iconic Dr. Derringer, lives on in popular culture. Or, at least, the character would live on if not for Faulkes’s predatory and greedy heir Hilary, who, during his time as the inflexible guardian of the estate, has created countless enemies in the relatively small community of writers of the genre. So when he is stabbed nearly to death in a room with only one door, which nobody was seen entering or exiting, Foulkes suspects a writer. Fearing that the assailant will return, he asks for police protection, and when more potentially-fatal encounters follow, it becomes clear to Detective Terry Marshall and his assistant, the inquisitive nun, Sister Ursula, that death awaits Mr. Foulkes around every corner. Now, they’ll have to work overtime to thwart the would-be murderer—a task that requires a deep dive into the strange, idiosyncratic world of science fiction in its early days...Reprinted for the first time in over thirty years, the book is a must-read for fans of mysteries and science fiction alike.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 14, 2019 09:37 AM (5Yee7)

The Kindle edition of Rocket to the Morgue is available for $9.99.

Also:

Came across a curious little book: "Fighting Words: From the Greeks for Today's Struggle, by Kathleen Freeman (trans. and ed.). Published in 1952, it consists of excerpts from the writings of the Ancient Greeks that can be used as critiques of Leftist political philosophy. Very interesting if your curious about what a bunch of dead white guys thought over 100 years ago about the human condition. Rating = 5/5.

This book is out of print, probably for many years. There's a used copy on AbeBooks for $20.

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Books By Morons

From an e-mail I received earlier this week:

My illustrated book, Doctor Deplorable’s Political Characters A to Z, will “officially” launch on April 18. 2109.

Two decades ago, when my children were young, I read to them every chance I could. My favorite read-aloud books entertained and educated my kids, contained interesting illustrations and had text that tickled my adult funny bone. The best of them raised questions and prompted conversations between reader and listener. The very best occasionally sent me looking for my own dictionary.

I was (and am) a libertarian-leaning, well-educated, conservative dad, with little patience for those who would pollute my kids’ minds with arrogantly-held, economically illiterate, beliefs. Combing through the children’s departments of local bookstores, I would search for intelligent, fun-filled books and try carefully to avoid those that were full of what I have come to think of as TUSC – the usual socialist crap.

I began work on this book about six months ago, hoping to give Deplorable parents like myself something fun to read aloud to their children. A send-off on the traditional alphabet primer, the book is written by “Doctor Deplorable” (a bald eagle with red, white and blue design elements and a stethoscope hanging around his neck) and then “translated” by me from the original Deplorable. The illustrator is a talented libertarian from Canada, Kyle Fleming.

I think you will find Doctor Deplorable’s Political Characters A to Z to be enjoyable, funny, and more than a little subversive. (think Yertle the Turtle meets Mad Magazine.)

The book is available for purchase at www.doctordeplorable.com, where you can also check out sample pages and FAQs.

This is an 'ABC' teaching book. Meaning, there are books you give to your kids to read, and there are books you read with your kids. Doctor Deplorable’s Political Characters A to Z is one of the latter. Each page is meant to encourage conversation between parent and child.

Amazon says it's not available, but you can buy it directly from the author's website.


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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, insults, threats, ugly pants pics and moron library submissions may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 09:00 AM




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1
Read a bunch of old Louis La'Amore books this past week. Now retrying Ben Hur which I had tried from Gutenberg years ago. I re-downloaded it from Amazon so I could get the real cover to the book.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (mpXpK)

2 Tolle Lege
And Happy Easter

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:02 AM (BbGew)

3 You're going to want to click on the photo to see the larger version. The woodwork is magnificent.

I wish my living room where all my books are at looked like that.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:03 AM (mpXpK)

4 Bad Library Jokes & Puns:

I never heard of library jokes. They're really good!

Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (gHCnG)

5 Finally ordered Hell in a Very Small Place about the French at Dien Bien Phu. I read this as far as I can remember in 9th grade and was a influential book so wanted a copy and read again.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (BbGew)

6 Recommended here several times, I read Serena by Ron Rash. The title character has to be one the the greatest bitches in literature. An amoral lumber baroness, Serena slashes through the hills of North Carolina and through the people who stand in her way of her goals. Set in the early 1930's, this book offers a look at lumber camps of the time. Excellent book.

Posted by: Zoltan at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (Zgezk)

7 I read The Marble Forest by Theo Durant (pseudonym); published in 1951, it is actually the product of 12 mystery authors writing separate sections. The novel is about a small-town doctor searching for his kidnapped daughter buried alive in a cemetary. A bit disjointed, the book uses the interesting feature of having dead people tell the reader about the town's seamy side. I found it to be a non particularly successful experiment; rating = 3.0/5.

While reading Rocket to the Morgue, the character modeled after Robert Heinlein mentioned a book titled If, or History Rewritten while explaining the concept of alternate time-lines to the detective. Published in 1931, the book contains essays by Winston Churchill (the future Prime Minister, not the American author), G.K.Chesterston, Hailaire Belloc, etc. I tracked down a copy and started reading it.

Churchill's essay, "What if Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg" takes the interesting viewpoint of a fictitious historian hypothesizing of the effects if the Confederate victory had not taken place; Churchill touts the virtues of a world-wide English Speaking Alliance. Phillip Guedalla's essay, "If the Moors in Spain Had Won," is quite entertaining and quotes 'historical' documents that ends with a British-Granadine alliance and Kingdom of Granada fighting on the side of the British in WWI. I still have to finish the rest of the book.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (5Yee7)

8 love the library jokes!

booken morgen horden!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:06 AM (dm05u)

9 Happy Easter fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Love that photo of the library. Aside from the craftmanship, it is one comfortable looking room for reading. Needs more book shelves though.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:06 AM (bmdz3)

10 First the eyeballs. Then the testicles.

Posted by: Cat at April 21, 2019 09:07 AM (xLZRe)

11 When did T. Boone steal my perfect reading nook?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:07 AM (kQs4Y)

12 Those pants are fine.I would wear them to barbeque in my back yard.

Posted by: The Abdomial Snowxan at April 21, 2019 09:07 AM (UdKB7)

13 I'm listening to the Audible book Hi Bob!
It's Bob Newhart in conversation with a number of contemporary comedians. The conversations mostly turned to classic older comics I.e. Don Rickles, Jack Benny an Bob and Ray.

I'm enjoying it.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 09:08 AM (JgA4k)

14 i asked the librarian for a book on kinky sex. she said "o".

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (Pg+x7)

15 Read "Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America" by T.J. Stiles.

Except for MacArthur I can't think of an American military officer that's more polarizing than George A. Custer. To many he's either the dashing Boy General of the Civil War and the best and most experienced Indian fighter in the west, or a cold blooded homicidal maniac. This book is a good and seemingly accurate account of Custer's life from boyhood up to the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Most of what's in this I have read in other places, so it's nice to have it all in one book. It also includes post war Reconstruction, the policies and treatment of the Indian tribes and their treatment of each other (they did everything to each other that the government did to them, including taking their lands).

I'm not a fan of Custer. Due to his lack of a small unit command during the war and especially his messed up personality he was not a good commander which became evident after the war.

Custer had what he and others called "Custer's luck". He's lucky he wasn't expelled from West Point, that he survived the war, that he wasn't kicked out of the army due to the troubles he got himself into after the war. He just always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to be seen by the right people, and to be saved by his enablers.

It's as if the gods of fate were keeping him around for a spectacular demise, which he got June 25, 1876 on a hillside in Montana.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 21, 2019 09:10 AM (TDyHc)

16 Love that library but then I'm a sucker for coffered ceilings

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:10 AM (BbGew)

17 Palate cleanser. Not pallet. This is book thread.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 09:11 AM (EZebt)

18 (... get it? "the story of o" by pauline reage.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 09:11 AM (Pg+x7)

19 the link to drdeplorable goes to youtube

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:12 AM (dm05u)

20 Didn't make it to the EMT, so I am posting this here and hope OM will forgive his sister in Christ.

Please pray for the pastors and staff and church musicians today. It's one of the two cyclical 'high stress" days in the church-Easter and Christmas. You want everything to go smoothly, want to present the Gospel in an enlivening, engaging way so that new people will come back next Sunday when it's "low Sunday" the lowest attendance" of the year, and insteadmake a meaningful new commitment to the Christian faith . The musicians want to give forth their best in glory to God. We all need the Holy Spirit so we can give it all to God and that the risen Christ will work through the gifts talents given to us.

Blessed Easter!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2019 09:13 AM (FSPNP)

21 I were on the jury, I would vote to acquit. Automatically. I would not be interested at all in anything the Crown prosecutor had to say.
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I think we're going to see this happening, here and overseas, a lot. Just how much trust do you put on evidence furnished by the FBI, for instance?

And I don't think it's a very close analogue to the old "jury nullification" of capital crimes. There, it was simply the disproportion of the penalty that was at issue. Now it's a question of (a) whether the matter is an actual crime, and (b) trusting the prosecution at all.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:15 AM (VaN/j)

22 I'm reading this in bed because of a cold, which will keep me from church. But I do need to tend to the dog soon.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 09:16 AM (JgA4k)

23 I love the Pickens library! Comfy chairs, two levels of floor to ceiling books, and all that wonderful woodwork!
And a nice bit of Western art over the fireplace...
I got through two of the Longmire books this week, and was so tempted by the sample chapter at the end of the second, that I broke my own rule about e-books and bought a third. Sigh. My rule is - nothing over $5, and the Longmire books are more than twice that. And worse - there don't seem to be many inexpensive used paperback versions around, which would indicate to me that people really, really like the series and don't often dispose of their copies ...
One more market next weekend, and then I am back to working on the next Luna City volume. Readers seem to love the series, but I can't write them fast enough or sell enough of them that I can buy a room like Pickens library. *sob*

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at April 21, 2019 09:16 AM (xnmPy)

24 Happy Easter everyone!

I have BIG NEWS!

Someone bought a copy of Scorpion's Pass. [Gasp!]

I know, right? I think that's the second copy I've ever sold. No one reads that book. It's an orphan in my collection. I can see why, everything else is pretty solid sci-fi or sci-fi horror and there's that odd romance thing sitting there.

Anyhow, could have knocked me over with a feather. Thanks to whoever bought it, if they frequent these here parts.

In reading news, I'm still hammering away at Gibbon, who has his moments when the narrative moves but then - just when we're making good time - has to go and show us he is the Smartest Guy Ever and Religion is Dumb with often hilariously incorrect asides.

Two more stupid volumes to go, but I'm going to finish dammit.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (cfSRQ)

25 7

If, or History Rewritten while explaining the concept of alternate time-lines to the detective. Published in 1931, the book contains essays by Winston Churchill (the future Prime Minister, not the American author), G.K.Chesterston, Hailaire Belloc, etc. I tracked down a copy and started reading it.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (5Yee7)
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That's a lot of fun. I don't recall the author's name, but to me the surprise hit was "If Bacon Had Written Shakespeare". Among other things, the author gets GKC's style down pat.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:18 AM (VaN/j)

26 Like Zoltan, I finished Serena this week. My book group planned it as a four week read but I said fuck that shit and tore through it. There's something about Rash's writing that I find extremely compelling in terms of creating a tension or imbalance that has to be resolved; in this case Serena was an outlying point in a position of responsibility in which she changed everything in the given way of doing things. Plus Rash writes as an insider of the sticks of western North Carolina with a great knowledge of dialects. He writes in a sparse early Raymond Carver style which for me is like a hot knife through butter in terms of readability. I've already got Above the Waterfall.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (Jp5jt)

27 I took off for the coast Thursday night since the kid had a holiday from school for Good Friday (small town Texas middle school-public school. The elementary schools still put on a patriots day performance and invite the local army base to participate. That's why I still allow her to attend public schools. But I digress) I found a copy of Gai Jin by James Clavell in the condo where I'm staying. I've been sitting on the sand reading it when I wasn't freezing my ass off in the surf. I had forgotten how nice it is to escape into a good story. I haven't missed the outside world at all. Trying to block out the fact that it starts again tomorrow.

Posted by: Drc at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (S3oyF)

28 I got a copy of the "Old Farmer's Almanac Sampler" that MP4 mentioned acouple of weeks ago. The thing is a delight. The editor divided it into various topics and the excerpts are arranged by date, starting in the 1790s going through 1956. Many of the pieces are clever, some are bitingly acerbic, or hilarious and a surprising number are still pertinent 200 years later.

The older excerpts are the most interesting to me. They show a strong sense of Stoicism without using the term: focus on what is truly important, don't be distracted by the expectations of others, apply yourself to the task at hand, and so on. There are also several amusing warnings about giving credence to newspapers and local gossip. Fake news is not a recent matter.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:20 AM (bmdz3)

29 Hola Nerdos y Nerdistas!


I did a bookish thing this week. No. 1 Nerdson came home from CA and we went to the Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan in NYC.

It was small and quite crowded, even with timed admission periods. Quite fascinating to see so many things in his own hand, notes, chronologies, the art for the book jackets, and best of all the maps.

My favorite bit was the Christmas notes he'd send to his children as Father Christmas. He drew Father Christmas and then penned very long letters about his adventures at the North Pole and goblins ("we have goblins the way you have rats, except that goblins are so very much worse").

I do wonder whether the kids were fooled for an instant since Father Christmas' art, handwriting, and storytelling were identical to JRRT's.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:20 AM (fuK7c)

30 (... in my yout i found "story of o" to be a compelling and, yes, erotic read. i tried it a few years ago (it's available online) and found it disgusting. fwiw)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (Pg+x7)

31 I think we're going to see this happening, here and
overseas, a lot. Just how much trust do you put on evidence furnished by
the FBI, for instance?


Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:15 AM (VaN/j)

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Their whole culture of "we don't tape interviews, we just take notes" is dead.

The release of the Flynn 302s will be the final nail in the coffin.

You wonder how people can be so stupid, but Holy Week shows us that not much has changed. The Bible is chock full of people wrecking their lives and their nations through laziness, greed, excess ambition, etc.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (cfSRQ)

32 Won't be around so long as usual, but I wanted to raise two points my wife and I were talking about yesterday.

1. You know the dramatis personae that is standard before the text of plays and operas? I've noticed that, while not usual, it's not uncommon either in mysteries. Perry Mason, Philo Vance, and Judge Dee are examples. (It really helps with Dee, since Chinese names can be hard to keep track of.)

Anyway, she said it was also sometimes used in romance novels. I wonder if there are other modern usages. And where it would be helpful. I've read some mysteries without them where I wished they were present, as the author seemed to choose similar enough names to confuse.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (VaN/j)

33 Europes governments have the problem of admitting their immigration is a disaster and that isn't going to happen.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:23 AM (BbGew)

34 27 But I digress) I found a copy of Gai Jin by James
Clavell in the condo where I'm staying. I've been sitting on the sand
reading it when I wasn't freezing my ass off in the surf. I had
forgotten how nice it is to escape into a good story. I haven't missed
the outside world at all. Trying to block out the fact that it starts
again tomorrow.

Posted by: Drc at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (S3oyF)

I didn't like Gai Jin. Loved Shogun.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:24 AM (mpXpK)

35 It's not a book, but I'd like to recommend "Risen" for folks who haven't seen it. Our family watched it Friday night and it's holding up well to repeated viewings.

It's also more spiritual than "Passion of the Christ." That film is very visceral, but doesn't really deal with the question of a doubting unbeliever that way "Risen" does.

People who know the scripture will pick up the references, but they're not as in-your-face as in Gibson's film, which is actually more rewarding, IMO. We could ask our kids if they got the references, whereas with "Passion" you're basically sitting through the readings.

Highly recommend.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:25 AM (cfSRQ)

36 17 Palate cleanser. Not pallet. This is book thread.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 09:11 AM (EZebt)

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Pallet cleanser: Valu-Rite on sale.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 09:26 AM (WEBkv)

37 2. The other point we got talking about is the overlap of genres. She points out that many romance novels have mystery-type plot in them. And of course the reverse is true.

There is also a clear overlap of mystery with ghost stories. Plus some sci-fi (e.g., Vance's Moon Moth) are really mystery stories. For that matter, some of the Potters are too.

Curious just how much that happens.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:26 AM (VaN/j)

38 Everybody pray for the 207+ people killed in church bombings in Sri Lanka. 450+ wounded. Worst news to wake up to on Easter. Praying for everyone.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 09:27 AM (aBR7R)

39 Good morning & happy Easter, Book Horde. I'm planning on going to the Morgan Library in NYC this coming Saturday to see the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibit.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:27 AM (Izzlo)

40 You want everything to go smoothly, want to present the Gospel in an enlivening, engaging way so that new people will come back next Sunday when it's "low Sunday" the lowest attendance" of the year, and insteadmake a meaningful new commitment to the Christian faith .

..............

Catholics recite the Apostles Creed at Easter Mass. It is sort of re-commitment of faith.

http://tinyurl.com/y3xcm4y7


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:27 AM (438dO)

41 Good morning & happy Easter, Book Horde. I'm planning on going to the Morgan Library in NYC this coming Saturday to see the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibit.
Posted by: josephistan

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I'm jealous! Let us know how you liked it.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:28 AM (438dO)

42 Also tourist hotels bombed. Just sickening. The media is barely covering it before going back to Mueller report. Very different from New Zealand. Nobody has mentioned Islam yet.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (aBR7R)

43
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (KCxzN)

44 1. You know the dramatis personae that is standard before the text of plays and operas? I've noticed that, while not usual, it's not uncommon either in mysteries. Perry Mason, Philo Vance, and Judge Dee are examples. (It really helps with Dee, since Chinese names can be hard to keep track of.)

Anyway, she said it was also sometimes used in romance novels. I wonder if there are other modern usages. And where it would be helpful. I've read some mysteries without them where I wished they were present, as the author seemed to choose similar enough names to confuse.
Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (VaN/j)

The novels in the old Star Wars Expanded Universe often had a dramatis personae. I wish more history authors would use them, especially when the subject involves people with non-Western, or even non-English, names.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (Izzlo)

45 Good morning & happy Easter, Book Horde. I'm planning on going to the Morgan Library in NYC this coming Saturday to see the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibit.
Posted by: josephistan

..............

I'm jealous! Let us know how you liked it.



So I guess I wrote #29 in invisible pixels.

*sulks*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

46 44
1. You know the dramatis personae that is standard before the text of
plays and operas? I've noticed that, while not usual, it's not uncommon
either in mysteries. Perry Mason, Philo Vance, and Judge Dee are
examples. (It really helps with Dee, since Chinese names can be hard to
keep track of.)



Anyway, she said it was also sometimes used in romance novels. I
wonder if there are other modern usages. And where it would be helpful.
I've read some mysteries without them where I wished they were present,
as the author seemed to choose similar enough names to confuse.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (VaN/j)

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At the suggestion of my wife, A Man of Destiny has a list of major players in the front of the book so people aren't as confused by all the names. After the first book, I assume people have figured out who people are.

I will probably do that same thing in future books using that setting (yes, I'm building notes on another series in the Commonwealth).

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:33 AM (cfSRQ)

47 Book title: "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?"

Spoiler alert: You damn right it will!

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 21, 2019 09:34 AM (SvFRL)

48 45 - Sounds really good, I've been looking forward to this since the exhibit was first announced last year. I need a nice day trip like this.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:34 AM (Izzlo)

49 I thought assumption was when you got an umption on your ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

50 31
Their whole culture of "we don't tape interviews, we just take notes" is dead.

The release of the Flynn 302s will be the final nail in the coffin.

You wonder how people can be so stupid, but Holy Week shows us that not much has changed. The Bible is chock full of people wrecking their lives and their nations through laziness, greed, excess ambition, etc.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (cfSRQ)
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Like the press, I don't think the culture is dead yet, though probably it received a mortal wound. And how much damage will it do in its death throes?

BTW, read your Claudius article. Very good. My only disappointment was the two clips included - I wished both had gone on longer. ; )

It did convince my wife to rewatch. unfortunately she wants to do Rome first. Not that the latter is bad (better than GoT, anyway), but it's not Claudius. OTOH, it does make chronological sense, and there is always the case for watching the better after the lesser.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (VaN/j)

51 So I guess I wrote #29 in invisible pixels.

*sulks*
Posted by: Bandersnatch

...........

I did! Refreshes will do that..

Thanks! Sounds great.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (438dO)

52 I started Nabokov's first full length work, Mary, and am about halfway through it (it's not very long). Even though it's an early work dealing with emigres it still contains Nabokovian unique descriptions of settings, odd obsessions and shifts of perspectives. It's much more readable than some of his earlier short stories; since it was written in 1925 but not translated until 1970, with Vlad overseeing Misha Glenny, I'm wondering if he took some creative liberties in the translation. Since I'm reading this in conjunction with his biography, maybe the author will have some insight. In any case this has me eager for his other early works.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (Jp5jt)

53 I did miss that, I meant..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:36 AM (438dO)

54 I started the first Fu Manchu novel this week. Shades of Holmes and Watson, H. Rider Haggard, and a dose of Poe. It was published in 1912 and still uses that Victorian era style of never let a sentence end without at least three commas, which I enjoy. Somehow, those detailed sentences don't get in the way of the pace and action. Also it is delightfully non-PC with the Yellow Peril and mysterious Orientalism. It's set in a time of transition: hansom cabs are everywhere but a well-to-do Londom home might well have telephone service and electricity.

This is just fun if inconsequential reading. I should do more of it.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:36 AM (bmdz3)

55 In honor of Easter, I recommend to the book hoarders The Case for Christ which was much better than I expected it to be. It's a collection of leading interviews with scholars about the historical Jesus and the historical case for the resurrection. Of course, there's plenty within it to criticize, but, like I said, I was surprised.

If you want a general defense of Christianity, I recommend Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli.

Posted by: Jim S. at April 21, 2019 09:37 AM (ynUnH)

56 Military history enthusiasts should note that Naval and Military Press in the UK is having an Easter sale, 20% all titles, including other sale & clearance books. I just placed an order, even with shipping from the UK, I got some good bargains

www.naval-military-press.com

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:38 AM (Izzlo)

57 I finished Brian Aldiss’ “The Long Afternoon of Earth”, about a remnant population of humans living in the savage greenery of a dying earth. It ended on a kind-of optimistic note: our young protagonists stopped being just passive occupants reacting to their crazy environment and learned to take back control, and were determined to raise a family for a few generations before the sun goes nova. For New Wave British sci-fi, that’s positively positive.

It was kind of episodic; I learned Aldiss cobbled it together from some short stories.

Now I like a lot of the New Wave writers, who wanted to bring the same literary flourishes and social commentary to SF that were sweeping through the rest of fiction. My favorites are Varley and Delaney, who explored new societal structures brought about by space travel and technology. But these two are pretty upbeat and individualistic, for all the freaky-deaky that goes down in their stories.

The classic New Wavers were of a socialist bent and it shows in their writing. People are swept up by forces beyond their control. There’s a lot of victimization in it. I now see why there is a Human Wave to counteract it.

Moorcock is elegant but fatalistic. It’s a world of beautiful decay. I guess the post-war European experience and the Cold War would lead one to a dystopian bent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Wave_science_fiction

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (kQs4Y)

58 BTW, read your Claudius article. Very good. My only
disappointment was the two clips included - I wished both had gone on
longer. ; )



It did convince my wife to rewatch. unfortunately she wants to do
Rome first. Not that the latter is bad (better than GoT, anyway), but
it's not Claudius. OTOH, it does make chronological sense, and there is
always the case for watching the better after the lesser.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (VaN/j)

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Glad you liked it! I posted a link yesterday to an article about "Quo Vadis," which is also appropriate for this time of year. It also picks up where I, Claudius ends, which is nice.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (cfSRQ)

59 Wow. I'm wearing pants this morning. And there are pancakes!

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (8xZLz)

60 Vic,
The book chose me, but I'm enjoying it. The setting and circumstance has a lot to do with it, I'm sure, but still...

Posted by: Drc at April 21, 2019 09:42 AM (S3oyF)

61 I read Coontz's Liberty's Last Stand, that was recommended here a week or 3 ago. It was fast paced and entertaining. I could have seen that play out under sotero...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 09:42 AM (UUBmN)

62 56 Military history enthusiasts should note that Naval and Military Press in the UK is having an Easter sale, 20% all titles, including other sale & clearance books. I just placed an order, even with shipping from the UK, I got some good bargains

www.naval-military-press.com
Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:38 AM (Izzlo)
________

Thanks for that, since my birthday is less than a month away. And I even have a little cash for a change.

Went straight to the naval section, and was relieved to see a lot that I've already got, at the pricey end.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (VaN/j)

63 Happy Easter to all!
Christ has Risen!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (QMwOT)

64 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:20 AM (fuK7c)

Bander, I loved the Father Christmas letters and have them in a book somewhere around here.

Well now I have to dig that up.

So, how was Nerdson's friend? Was it less of a trial than you anticipated?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:44 AM (kQs4Y)

65
...The musicians want to give forth their best in glory to God. We all need
the Holy Spirit so we can give it all to God and that the risen Christ
will work through the gifts talents given to us.

- FenelonSpoke

Yes, we do. We're supposed to make a joyful noise unto Him, and in my case the operative word is "noise."
Anyway, here's the beginning of the 33rd Psalm where we musicians are encouraged to play well...

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 09:44 AM (HaL55)

66 Good morning and blessed Easter Morons, 'Ettes, and all your pets.

I read this short book where an innocent guy went railroaded by a kangaroo court and got executed, but even death couldn't keep him down. Intriguing book. Been trying to remember what that was...

Posted by: mindful webworker - Matty, Marky, Lucas, Jack, one of those at April 21, 2019 09:44 AM (ECLlc)

67 59 Wow. I'm wearing pants this morning. And there are pancakes!
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (8xZLz)
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You're a winner in life!

Now I'm going to make pancakes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (kQs4Y)

68 Happy Easter everyone!

I have BIG NEWS!

Someone bought a copy of Scorpion's Pass. [Gasp!]Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (cfSRQ)

I purchased a copy of "Scorpion's Pass" a few weeks ago....along with another Moron author's book "The Scent of Metal" by Sabrina Chase.

I gave "Scorpion's Pass" to my Mother who read it and gave it back to me to read...then....we'll discuss it a bit....

She seemed to like it by what she said when I last saw her.... I really should have read it by now as I'm going out to her place for Easter dinner...

I'll try to read it this week so I can talk to her about it next Sunday dinner....

I'm taking a nice hand cut wooden puzzle as a gift to my Mother's today that we'll put together after dinner (roast beast).

She LOVES the hand cut wooden puzzles...but, they are crazy expensive by most everyone that makes them...so she only gets them on Christmas, Easter and her Birthday from me...


Happy Easter everyone! ....and thank you OM for the weekly book thread. It's a true pleasure to read every Sunday!



Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (udU2n)

69 Many book threads ago I praised Eric Metaxas for “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty”, in which he discusses the concept of the Golden Triangle of Freedom: Freedom depends on virtue; virtue depends on faith; faith depends on freedom.

Here he is on Book TV:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?432270-1/depth-eric-metaxas

That man knows how to rock a pocket square.

Also, happy retirement, Brian Lamb! Thanks for C-SPAN.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (kQs4Y)

70 So, how was Nerdson's friend? Was it less of a trial than you anticipated?


It was less of a trial than I'd anticipated. I'd have preferred a father/son only experience, but he's only back East for a couple of days so it made sense to squeeze in as much as he could.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:47 AM (fuK7c)

71 Nice library.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

72 Bander, I am so jealous! You got to see some of his hand-drawn maps. As a maphead, this is the holy grail.

So how was the gift shop?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:50 AM (kQs4Y)

73 Also, happy retirement, Brian Lamb! Thanks for C-SPAN.


Oh!

*holds cigarette lighter aloft*

I just loved his interviewing style. No ego at all.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:50 AM (fuK7c)

74 Currently working my way through Hitchens' "Why Orwell Matters."

May have been a lefty, but the man could write.

Also finished "The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1943."

Pretty good book. One anecdote stood out, though: An armed merchantman fought two German raiders for three hours, and, while eventually sunk, left one raider so badly damaged it had to be sunk.

Anyway, reading through that book, and what men had to endure when convoying to Britain or, even worse, Russia, gives one chills.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 09:50 AM (WEBkv)

75 Oh, jeez, we forgot about the gift shop.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:51 AM (fuK7c)

76 63 Happy Easter to all!
Christ has Risen!!
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (QMwOT)

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Amen!

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 09:52 AM (WEBkv)

77 Gai Jin by James Clavel

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I watched the movie version of Clavel's King Rat the other day and quite liked it. I had seen it many years ago and didn't care for it. It's a movie for adults. Based on Clavel's experiences as a POW.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 09:52 AM (+y/Ru)

78 A priest, a pastor and a rabbi walk into a library . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 09:53 AM (+y/Ru)

79 Religion of peace strikes in Sri Lanka on Easter
8 explosions in churches and hotels, over 200 killed...

Posted by: saxon at April 21, 2019 09:54 AM (FxPzo)

80
23rd Psalm for Bassists

The Lord is my drummer, I shall not rush
He maketh me to lay out in tasteful places
He leadeth me beside cool meter changes
He restoreth my "one"
He leadeth me in the right repeats
For His Name's sake
Yea, though I read through the trickiest road maps
I will fear no train wrecks
For Thou art with it
Your ride and your snare, they comfort me
You setteth up a solo for me in the presence of mine guitarists
You annointeth my lines with drive
My groove overflows
Surely good feel and swing will follow me
All the tunes of each set
And I will dwell in the pocket
The whole gig long

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 09:55 AM (HaL55)

81
Amen!

Amen!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 09:56 AM (HaL55)

82 I am pretty sure the mortician lady is the same one who has a youtube channel that Thor loves. It's usually extremely interesting; she put up one a week or so ago about the Donner party that was really good.

Posted by: Red-headed 'ette at April 21, 2019 09:56 AM (5Q+j+)

83 The first season of Rome is great pulp, with historical insight. The second got rushed because the budget wasn't going to be there.

Claudius is a great stage play, filmed for TV, based on a great book.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 09:57 AM (1UZdv)

84 He Is Risen! Happy Easter!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 21, 2019 09:58 AM (0O7c5)

85 ~~~ I asked the librarian if she could tell me where to find the self improvement books and she said, do you really think that's a good idea?

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on shelves and she said all of our books are on shelves. ~~~ I asked the librarian if they had the book "Constipation". She said "It hasn't come out yet."

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

~~~ She said "Yes we do." I asked the librarian if they had any books on extra sensory perception.

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at April 21, 2019 09:58 AM (SH7Tr)

86 the first link to dr. deplorable goes to a youtube.....the second link works

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 21, 2019 09:59 AM (0O7c5)

87 I purchased a copy of "Scorpion's Pass" a few weeks
ago....along with another Moron author's book "The Scent of Metal" by
Sabrina Chase.



Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (udU2n)

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Ah, that would have been the *other* copy.

Let me know what you think. One side effect of low sales is I have no idea if it's any good. I wrote it for my wife as a Valentine's Day present years ago and published it to buff up the catalog. That's my eldest daughter on the cover, btw.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:59 AM (cfSRQ)

88 OM complains about the cops not doing their job but others go above and beyond:

FBI ARRESTS LEADER OF GROUP STOPPING ILLEGALS IN NEW MEXICO

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 10:00 AM (+y/Ru)

89 The Amish traveled by horse and buggy to sow terror in Sri Lanka.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 21, 2019 10:00 AM (LEHKq)

90 Well, bye for now. Have a joyous Easter.

Christus Victor.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 10:01 AM (VaN/j)

91 [If, or History Rewritten is] a lot of fun. I don't recall the author's name, but to me the surprise hit was "If Bacon Had Written Shakespeare". Among other things, the author gets GKC's style down pat.
Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:18 AM (VaN/j)


J.C. Squire wrote that essay. I have not gotten to it yet; I'm in the middle of Chesterton's essay and he has some uncomplimentary things to say about Islam in the 1600s.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:01 AM (5Yee7)

92 Okay, time to get ready for mass. I'll drop by after.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 10:01 AM (cfSRQ)

93 Put in a good word for me, A.H.!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:03 AM (kQs4Y)

94 FBI ARRESTS LEADER OF GROUP STOPPING ILLEGALS IN NEW MEXICO
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 10:00 AM (+y/Ru)
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Found the article, made me see red. Jackass governor is proclaiming that law enforcement should be left to professionals.

She evidently, or doesn't care, that law enforcement isn't doing the job they are supposed to do.

The article is on msn.com, if anyone wants to find it.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 10:04 AM (WEBkv)

95 86 the first link to dr. deplorable goes to a youtube.....the second link works
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 21, 2019 09:59 AM (0O7c5)


Fixed, thanks.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:04 AM (jrTqB)

96 Paypal and GoFundMe kicked the NM out as well, cuz...FASCIST!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:05 AM (FiUMj)

97 Morning readers and Happy Easter!

If you ever get a chance, you owe it to yourselves to seek out The Saint John's Bible - widely know for the hand drawn illuminations and lovely calligraphy. I'm pretty sure you all are familiar with the story contained so I won't go into that here.

The copy with which I am most familiar is at George Fox University in Oregon. A high school buddy is very involved with the project there so I've been following it for quite some time.

It is magnificent!

http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/

Posted by: Tonypete at April 21, 2019 10:05 AM (Y4EXg)

98 I would love to see that Tolkien exhibit but I will not go to NYC or any other major city if it can be avoided. (Hint: I hate big cities.) Also, I probably have much of the material in the many books about Tolkien on my shelves.

If you can get a copy of his Letters from Father Christmas, they are absolutely charming.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 10:06 AM (bmdz3)

99 76 63 Happy Easter to all!
Christ has Risen!!
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (QMwOT)


He has risen indeed!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:07 AM (jrTqB)

100
OK, B'Gal is awake, gotta help her achieve operational status.

Y'all have a Happy Easter. He is Risen!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 10:08 AM (HaL55)

101 It's not a book, but I'd like to recommend "Risen" for folks who haven't seen it. ...
[The movie deals] with the question of a doubting unbeliever ....
...
Highly recommend.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:25 AM (cfSRQ)


Yes, excellent film. Starts out as a police procedural with the Roman Centurion investigating the disappearance of Jesus's body after his crucifixion and then explores that Centurion's spiritual journey.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:10 AM (5Yee7)

102 Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (udU2n)

Thank you for your kind words.

( *blushes* )

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (jrTqB)

103 I(f) were on the jury, I would vote to acquit. Automatically. I would not be interested at all in anything the Crown prosecutor had to say.

The Bundy cases are illustrative. Thirty years ago, the feds would have had slam dunkers; now no sales.

There's a price for lost trust -- A lot of bad people are gonna walk too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (Z4rgH)

104 A.H. Lloyd

Read the first 3 books of the Commonwealth series. Fourth on the way.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (u82oZ)

105 Back to chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 10:12 AM (u82oZ)

106 Sunday Morning Shows today are a tell that Media won't give it up. Rudy and Kellyanne rebutting that Trump should be impeached because he ordered Mueller to be removed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (1UZdv)

107
The Bundy cases are illustrative. Thirty years ago, the feds would have had slam dunkers; now no sales.

There's a price for lost trust -- A lot of bad people are gonna walk too.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (Z4rgH)
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Thirty years ago, government would have been able to cover up all their lies.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (WEBkv)

108 Happy Easter, y'all! We hit the first Mass this morning, and I made lemon blueberry pancakes with fresh whipped cream when we got home. The sun is shining, and it's going to be a sunny day. I am taking full advantage of it.

Posted by: no good deed at April 21, 2019 10:14 AM (uTY3H)

109 In reading news, I'm still hammering away at Gibbon, who has his moments when the narrative moves but then - just when we're making good time - has to go and show us he is the Smartest Guy Ever and Religion is Dumb with often hilariously incorrect asides.

Two more stupid volumes to go, but I'm going to finish dammit.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (cfSRQ)


I think Eddie's great narrative abilities were the most overrated things the "smart set" tried to con me with before the unmeasurable intelligence of Cock Curious. Yes he has his moments, usually sarcastic, surrounded by paint drying dullness. Good luck going forward; it has its own unique rewards. Kind of...

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 10:14 AM (Jp5jt)

110 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.
The membership nominates books for the annual awards, and this year the nominations weren't diverse enough, so the President sent out an email scolding the membership for not being woke. One of the possibilities was to cancel the awards altogether, because the nominees should not be recognized for their work if they are not the right color or sexual orientation. Which is racisim straight up, of course, but apparently the irony is lost.

Posted by: artemis at April 21, 2019 10:18 AM (AwPyG)

111 106 Sunday Morning Shows today are a tell that Media won't give it up. Rudy and Kellyanne rebutting that Trump should be impeached because he ordered Mueller to be removed.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (1UZdv)

___

Of course they won't give up. The left never gives up. Which is why they win all the big battles in the long run.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (FiUMj)

112 Thirty years ago, government would have been able to cover up all their lies.
Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (WEBkv)


What was the last massive government f*k-up (domestic) where they were able to get away with covering it up?

I'm thinking Waco.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (jrTqB)

113 Even if it's these pants, which are just baaa-aa-aa-aaa-aa-aaa-ad.


***********

Creepy Crawlies - a limerick

There was a young man from Belize
Who once wore some pants such as these
He couldn't stop twitching
Due to the itching
The darn things were crawling with fleece

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:22 AM (m45I2)

114 Just stopping by to say Happy Easter (and Passover) to the 'rons and 'ettes!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at April 21, 2019 10:22 AM (d6Ksn)

115 I just ordered that "Miscellany of Murder" book from Amazon's website, and whenever I can, I order from other sellers, and not Amazon directly.

Just because.

It used to be they listed from where the items would be shipped, so if there were multiple sellers, I could select one in a state that is not overrun with leftists.

Not anymore.

Can't find that info. So I just have to assume Amazon doesn't want me to have that choice. Sooner or later, I'll be done with Amazon altogether. I hate authoritarianism, in all its manifestations. No pun intended.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (cY3LT)

116 Dang T Boone thats a shipload of bound Hustlers.

selling his "ranch" for 250 Million,well it's no Notre Dame and Oklahoma State doesn't stand a chance.

4 WIFIES! now that is some WILD CATTING right there.!!!

Posted by: saf at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (5IHGB)

117 I asked my librarian if she could find a copy of "Great Expectations", she said, "Probably, if you can tell me who in the dickens wrote it!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)

118 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.

Posted by: artemis at April 21, 2019 10:18 AM (AwPyG)


Since the SJWs like to call everyone who disagrees with them Nazis, you could make their tiny little heads explode by telling them that no woman ever had a fantasy of being ravished by a liberal.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:25 AM (jrTqB)

119 What was the last massive government f*k-up (domestic) where they were able to get away with covering it up?

I'm thinking Waco.
=====

The New Waco (biker meeting) as well. Just somehow disappeared.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 10:26 AM (MIKMs)

120 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.

While frustrating, and along the lines of the Chinese "librarian" that wants to remove books for Bad Think, I think this behavior is ultimately self-defeating. The Leftists perceive the window of opportunity for Transnational Socialism (AKA, ComIntern) is rapidly closing due to growing resistance to their bull$h!t. The Tranzis promised utopia and instead have delivered murder and abuse of their [putative] fellow citizens at the hands of illegal aliens and/or Mohammadans.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:26 AM (5Yee7)

121 117 I asked my librarian if she could find a copy of "Great Expectations", she said, "Probably, if you can tell me who in the dickens wrote it!"
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)


'Bout time you weighed in.

I asked our local librarian if they had any books on bowling and she told me, "I've got one here that is right up your alley."

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:27 AM (jrTqB)

122 Buona Pasqua

Posted by: Regular joe at April 21, 2019 10:29 AM (6/uwW)

123 The left is blatantly trying to recreate Mao's "cultural revolution" right here in the USA. They are succeeding in many ways....sad.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:29 AM (UUBmN)

124 This week I read "How to Be a Victorian," which I enjoyed very much. It's written by Ruth Goodman, a British historian who takes a very hands-on approach to her research. Besides reviewing many primary sources from the period (letters, diaries, etc.) she actually lived the way the Victorians would have lived--food, fibers, sewing, personal grooming, etc. Apparently she had a show on British TV where she lived on a Victorian farm for a year to show what it was like.

The two things that jump out at you about Victorian times are cold and hunger. Houses were always cold; even in upper class houses, fires in bedrooms were usually only lit when the inhabitant was ill. In typical Victorian fashion, they thought it was a sign of weakness to desire too much physical comfort.

The Victorian poor were actually hungrier than the poor of previous generations. (Average height DECLINED during the period due to widespread malnutrition.) The reason was that earlier generations of poor had been able to grow at least some of their own food because they lived in agrarian areas. After they moved to the cities due to industrialization, they had to buy all of their food and simply couldn't afford much. Upper class children were also typically hungry, another aspect of the Victorian urge to toughen them up.

Goodman also has a book about How to be a Tudor, which I may try sometime.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 21, 2019 10:30 AM (S+f+m)

125 Ignoramus #106:
Sunday Morning Shows today are a tell that Media won't give it up. Rudy and Kellyanne rebutting that Trump should be impeached because he ordered Mueller to be removed.

Wrote this, decided it wasn't bookish so didn't post, but since you brought it up...

Milady and I are down at Mom's today to celebrate Easter and to meet our new 3wk-old granddaughter.

This is Mom's 99th Easter. I just went back to her room to check on her, she's up, getting dolled up for the day, and has the TV news on: Meet Depressed.

One big, bold, blatant b.s. lie after another after another about Trump's working with the Rooskies. All delivered as fact. I rage a bit.

"I don't even listen to it," she says, "It's just background noise. Fine for her. I don't usually expose myself to the FakeNews and I'm not so inured. My BP doesn't go up reading JJ's Morning Reports, but this video assault seriously bothered me.

Okay, apologies, rant off. Enjoy your books and have a good Easter.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Matty, Marky, Lucas, Jack, one of those at April 21, 2019 10:30 AM (ECLlc)

126 Went to church yesterday so today I get to clean and do a mountain of laundry...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:31 AM (UUBmN)

127 The Leftists perceive the window of opportunity for Transnational Socialism (AKA, ComIntern) is rapidly closing due to growing resistance to their bull$h!t.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:26 AM (5Yee7)


And also Donald Trump. But mostly Donald Trump.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:31 AM (jrTqB)

128 Happy Easter to all the Book Horde-ian Morons!

In honor of Lent/Easter, I've been reading Scandalous Mercy: When God Goes Beyond Boundaries
by Sister Emmanuel Maillard. It was a rec from a young woman who facilitated a recent retreat on Divine Mercy. There's some interesting stuff in there, from an interesting perspective. Some of the good sister's examples are a tad simplistic, though. Still recommended.

As for another liberry joke, "I asked the clerk if she could point me to the self-help section. She said that would defeat the purpose."

Off to Mass. BBL

Posted by: SandyCheeks at April 21, 2019 10:31 AM (tGSHk)

129 Happy Easter, y'all!

JTB, I'm with you on cities. The Tolkien exhibit is one of the few things that *might* tempt me to brave NYC--if I had the money and the time (and were well enough for air travel). Ah, well, glad other people get to enjoy it.

Also glad to hear I'm not the only one to use dramatis personae! I think it was my dad's suggestion to start adding it with Loyal Valley: Bystanders, but I figure it's useful for a series like mine, and all the more so with Diversion since it's been so long between books. (Ugh, life.)

Seconding A. H. Lloyd's rec of Risen, but I don't recommend the novelization. Clavius' girlfriend was dropped from the screenplay, and adding her back for the novelization detracts from the overall story, IMO.

Not reading much except for class prep at the moment, as life continues to be utterly bonkers. (For those who missed the prayer list Wednesday: my landlords have sold the house I've been renting; meds aren't doing enough to break my current ulcerative colitis flare; and work is very hectic but still pays peanuts, which makes looking for a new place rather challenging.) Maybe once I can catch my breath, 'long about October....

*waves to all and sundry*

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 21, 2019 10:33 AM (R3HPb)

130 I asked my librarian if they had any books on self-motivation and she said, "I'll have to help you with that."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:33 AM (m45I2)

131 117
I asked my librarian if she could find a copy of "Great Expectations",
she said, "Probably, if you can tell me who in the dickens wrote it!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)


Available on Gutenberg free.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1400

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 10:33 AM (mpXpK)

132 They are like the Terminator....they will never quit.

Adam Shit: "Ample evidence of collusion in plain sight"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:34 AM (FiUMj)

133 They are like the Terminator....they will never quit.

Adam Shit: "Ample evidence of collusion in plain sight"
Posted by: Lurking Lurker
----
Why should they stop when there are absolutely no consequences???

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:36 AM (UUBmN)

134 @BreakingNLive

BREAKING: Church in Munich, Germany attacked by man with fireworks, injuring at least 24 people. The attacker reportedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and was soon after arrested.


Dang Lutherans.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:36 AM (jrTqB)

135 110 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.
The membership nominates books for the annual awards, and this year the nominations weren't diverse enough, so the President sent out an email scolding the membership for not being woke. ...

Posted by: artemis at April 21, 2019 10:18 AM (AwPyG)
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Nothing that brings pleasure shall escape their scrutiny: Fashion, sports, literature, nothing.

I love science fiction, but when I look at the Nebula Awards nominees for best novel, I ask myself "Who the hell are these people?" The Hugos are a little better, maybe.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:37 AM (kQs4Y)

136 'Bout time you weighed in.
Posted by: OregonMuse

********

Slept in this morning.


I asked the librarian if they had any how-to books on harvesting hay, she said, "They're in the stacks."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:37 AM (m45I2)

137 Great...now Easter terrorism is a thing...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:37 AM (UUBmN)

138 Nothing that brings pleasure shall escape their scrutiny: Fashion, sports, literature, nothing.


If any form of pleasure is exhibited,
Report to me and it will be prohibited.
I'll put my foot down; so shall it be;
This is the land of the free!
--Rufus T. Firefly

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 21, 2019 10:39 AM (R3HPb)

139 We're gonna need a lot of pig blood. And crop dusters.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 10:40 AM (RuIsu)

140 The left never gives up. Which is why they win all the big battles in the long run.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (FiUMj)


I think it will soon be "used to win" because the Left was promising utopia on the cheap and a lot of what they were espousing was attractive. But now the bovine feces is hitting the rotating blades of the cooling device because, suddenly, there are real costs. People are being murdered and abused by foreigners and rather than protect their citizens, these Leftist governments are advocating for the invaders. Additionally, racial hatred against white people is being preached by the Leftists.

This can not continue. Conflict is inevitable. That is why you see the growing radicalization of the opponents of collectivism. Tranzis refuse to understand that President Trump is their last change to avoid the tumbrels hauling them to the "National Razor."

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:40 AM (5Yee7)

141 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)

142 Wait...I got more

~~~ I got fired from my job as a librarian for putting women's rights book in the fiction category.

~~~ A bloke walks into a Glasgow library and says to the prim librarian, 'Excuse me Miss, dee ye hev any books on suicide?' To which she stops doing her tasks, looks at him over the top of her glasses and says, 'Fook off, ye'll no bring it back!

~~~ Did you hear about that librarian who bumped her head? She had no one to blame but her shelf.

~~~ I asked the librarian for the latest book on erectile dysfunction. She tapped the keys to her computer keyboard and said, "It's not coming up!" I said, "Yeah! That's the one!!

~~~ What did the trans-textual book say to the librarian? "Did you just assume my genre?"

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (SH7Tr)

143 The Leftists perceive the window of opportunity for Transnational
Socialism (AKA, ComIntern) is rapidly closing due to growing resistance
to their bull$h!t.


Unfortunately, it's my belief that the majority of that resistance is coming from the older segment of the electorate. The young'uns really seem to be enthralled with the notion of massive redistribution of wealth.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 10:42 AM (EgshT)

144 Via a commenter at Insty's and the Times of India reporting similar...

According to AFP, an alert was sent out on April 11 by Sri Lankan Police
Chief Pujuth Jayasundara, stating: "A foreign intelligence agency has
reported that the NJT (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry
out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian
high commission in Colombo."

The outlet adds that the NJT is "a
radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka." The information regarding the
terrorism warning allegedly comes from "documents seen by" the news
agency.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 10:42 AM (Dh1wo)

145 lin-duh - Muslims never need a excuse to go jihadi and force people to their death cult.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 10:43 AM (BbGew)

146 ~~~ I asked the librarian if she could tell me where to find the self improvement books and she said, do you really think that's a good idea?

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on shelves and she said all of our books are on shelves. ~~~ I asked the librarian if they had the book "Constipation". She said "It hasn't come out yet."

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

~~~ She said "Yes we do." I asked the librarian if they had any books on extra sensory perception.

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at April 21, 2019 09:58 AM (SH7Tr)


I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss. She said "yes."

I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:43 AM (cY3LT)

147 I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss. She said "yes."
I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:43 AM (cY3LT)


I asked the librarian if they had any books on nostalgia, and she said no, but they used to have some really good ones.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:46 AM (jrTqB)

148 The Grooming Gang cover-up is Exhibit A for why I have nothing but contempt for the Brit royal family. Every last one of them is a pompous, bigoted, galactically proportioned Piece. Of. Shit...Especially Her Prim and Proper Saintliness Kate Middleton, who turns a blind eye to the depredations being visited on her country's children.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:46 AM (zcT9k)

149 I asked my overly sentimental librarian if she could look something up in the card catalog for me and she got all dewy-eyed.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:46 AM (m45I2)

150 "the true nature of this grooming phenomenon was known about more than 20 years ago."

yeah, are the cops being submissive and fearful, or are they partaking in bribes or even the sex itself?

Knowing of the pedophile island thing, and the use of "honey traps" (women usually, seducing men for intel or kompromat) ... it seems likely the graft/corruption has saturated much the law enforcer community. Prostitution may be the oldest profession, but a corrupted "government" participating/profiting/protecting it came shortly thereafter.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 10:48 AM (Cus5s)

151 I've been selling off all of my old text books because, frankly, I haven't needed them since I finished my Doctorate nearly 20-years ago.

Thinking of taking those proceeds and building a nice library full of the 'whiteness' the library association no longer finds any value in other than 'taking up space'.

Oh, and the only usefulness to Willard Mitt Rmoney taking-up a Senate seat is that it's 6-years I get to tell the NRSC to FOAD with a smile on my face.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 10:50 AM (FDRTI)

152 Today is suppose to be a day of joy and hope... I will see y'all later. HE HAS RISEN!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:50 AM (UUBmN)

153 I asked the librarian if she had any audiobooks.

She said "If you mean books on tape, then yes. I'm a stickler for such things."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (cY3LT)

154 I hope Beet-o went to England to present Galactic Fraud Princess Kate an Easter basket filled with baby shit 'avocados'. Perfect tribute to that prissy phony.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (zcT9k)

155 A tipsy patron came into the library, pounded his fist on the counter and said loudly: "Can I get a beer?"

The shocked librarian said "Sir! This is a library!"

The patron says, "Oh, sorry." Then he leans in and whispers " Can I get a beer, please? "

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (dm05u)

156 Thinking of taking those proceeds and building a nice library full of the 'whiteness' the library association no longer finds any value in other than 'taking up space'.

I'll believe that they are serious about their contempt for "whiteness" when they divorce themselves of all the things that were discovered, invented or otherwise improved by those suffering from acute "whiteness".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (lD3vL)

157 My only book news this week is finally finishing the Jolrhos Field Guide, a gaming supplement I've been working on for three years. So many delays and setbacks. Still at Hero Games being approved for official licensing but should be on the shelf very soon.

I'm currently reading The Guns of Navarrone. The most interesting part to me is that its about a kind of obscure part of WW2 involving battles over control of Greek islands. The guns in question never existed but something like them did and the fight over these little islands definitely took place.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (39g3+)

158 I asked my librarian if they had anything by Hemingway and she asked me if I was being earnest.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (m45I2)

159 I just read the second book in Richard Galbraith's (aka JK Rowling) detective series. Career of Evil.
It's ok

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 10:55 AM (dm05u)

160 I asked the librarian to give me directions to the books on obsessive compulsive disorder.

She said "go up those 9 steps on the left, come back down 4 times, and go back up 4 times, turn around 6 times, check your watch 9 times, go back up and down those steps 3 more times, then walk backwards to the section on the right, but only if it's Tuesday. Otherwise, you have to leave the library, go home, and start the process all over again."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:55 AM (cY3LT)

161 I asked the easily confused librarian which aisle the Shakespeare was on and she said "2B...."


...or not 2B"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:56 AM (m45I2)

162 Rudy kicked Chuck Todd's ass. A preview of the counter-attack to come.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:56 AM (1UZdv)

163 Off to bask in the sun like a housecat and continue with my Flavia de Luce mystery.

Her older sister discovers a severed finger in her wedding cake, as one will. Flavia and her late father's manservent, Dogger, are soon on the case.

"So then", I said, "The first official act of Arthur W. Dogger & Associates is to be a trip to Brookwood?"

"It would seem so," Dogger said, rewrapping the finger in a napkin. "Did you know the London Necropolis Company has its own railway? They still run the occasional train from Waterloo."

Why have I not heard of this? I wondered. Who has been shielding me?

"A railway for the dead?" I asked. I could scarcely contain myself.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (kQs4Y)

164 I'll believe that they are serious about their contempt for "whiteness" when they divorce themselves of all the things that were discovered, invented or otherwise improved by those suffering from acute "whiteness".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (lD3vL)


They have an answer for this.

Anything good that 'whiteness' has produced was stolen from brown people. Either by theft or by cultural appropriation. So a woke person is just restoring it to it's original owner.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (jrTqB)

165 Boy the FBI is johnny-on-the spot if someone is doing something about border security.

Posted by: Blago at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (UfkIY)

166 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (kQs4Y)

that sounds like a fun book!

link?

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (dm05u)

167 162 Rudy kicked Chuck Todd's ass.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:56 AM (1UZdv)


Maybe so, but how hard can that be? It's Chuck Todd, fercryinoutloud...

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (jrTqB)

168 Great...now Easter terrorism is a thing...

Had a couple different vehicles suspiciously circle the parking-lot well after the service began last Sunday. One scruffy dude dressed head to toe in black, driving a beat-up Ford parked out of view on the campus and started his way to the door. He was intercepted and gave some lame excuse of needing fuel for his truck. Was given $5 and pointed to the service station at the corner.

Yeah, I'll be doing perimeter patrols today.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 11:01 AM (lD3vL)

169 Has the NYT inserted the obligatory quote from CAIR that this murder of 215 Christians raises concerns of an anti-Muslim backlash in America?

Have they already justified the bombing as a response to Christchurch?

Maybe this time they will at least let the bodies be buried before blaming America and Christians?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 11:02 AM (TN1P5)

170 The guns in question never existed but something like them did and the fight over these little islands definitely took place.


*********

As I've previously shared on this blog, my dad was in counter-battery artillery at the Anzio beachhead and one of their big targets was the two giant German railroad guns collectively known on the beachhead as "Anzio Annie". He even had the opportunity to examine a dud shell thar bueied itself on the beach without exploding.

I used this as the basis for my whimsical novelization of Dad's WWII diary - "To Save Us All From Ruin - a Muldoon Adventure"

It's got hamsters.

And pie!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:02 AM (m45I2)

171 Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (dm05u)
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VoterMom, you must begin at the beginning, with Alan Bradley's "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie":

https://tinyurl.com/yxvvnm33

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 11:04 AM (kQs4Y)

172 I'll believe that they are serious about their contempt for "whiteness" when they divorce themselves of all the things that were discovered, invented or otherwise improved by those suffering from acute "whiteness".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (lD3vL)

They have an answer for this.

Anything good that 'whiteness' has produced was stolen from brown people. Either by theft or by cultural appropriation. So a woke person is just restoring it to it's original owner.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (jrTqB)

Yep, these people truly believe that Wakanda would have been real and the entire continent would be paradise on Earth if only the dirty pink people had left Africa alone.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (FDRTI)

173 141 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)

it's one of those clues that you're in a new reboot of the Matrix

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (dm05u)

174 I asked the librarian if she had any books on how to learn and use statistics differently.

She said "none of any significant consequence."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (cY3LT)

175 Enjoyed Muldoon's book btw

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (BbGew)

176 Chuck Todd is smarter and slipperier than most of these talking heads. He has the advantage of being the interlocutor and so can frame the discussion to his ends.

Rudy framed "who investigates the investigators." More to come.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (1UZdv)

177 it's one of those clues that you're in a new reboot of the Matrix
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (dm05u)
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Like when Alan Sherman burned down Atlanta!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (kQs4Y)

178 One scruffy dude dressed head to toe in black, driving a beat-up Ford parked out of view on the campus and started his way to the door. He was intercepted and gave some lame excuse of needing fuel for his truck. Was given $5 and pointed to the service station at the corner.

Yeah, I'll be doing perimeter patrols today.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 11:01 AM (lD3vL)


Everyone who has ever come to my church after the church service asking for money has been a grifter or scammer.

Every.
Single.
One.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:07 AM (jrTqB)

179 Sharkman: That's the point. Churchill wrote it from the viewpoint of a historian in a world where Lee did win the battle.

There was a great SF writer hiding inside Winston Churchill. It's a pity he seldom let it out.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 21, 2019 11:08 AM (Q5Q0N)

180 I asked the librarian if they had any engineering books specifically about crossing rivers and she said, "No, all of our books are unabridged."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:08 AM (m45I2)

181 Eris, looks like my library has it! awesome

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:09 AM (dm05u)

182 "No, all of our books are unabridged."


********

I said, "Oh kwai me a wivver!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:09 AM (m45I2)

183 Like when Alan Sherman burned down Atlanta!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (kQs4Y)


Now that sounds like faddah for a story!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (cY3LT)

184 Yep, these people truly believe that Wakanda would have been real and the entire continent would be paradise on Earth if only the dirty pink people had left Africa alone.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (FDRTI)


"Ice people."

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (jrTqB)

185 I hope Beet-o went to England to present Galactic Fraud Princess Kate an Easter basket filled with baby shit 'avocados'. Perfect tribute to that prissy phony.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (zcT9k)


Good to see my contempt for the royal frauds isn't an isolated case.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (Jp5jt)

186 On topic, I'm in the midst of a pretty good read - Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts. It's over 1000 pages in hardcover, so it's not a one-night read, at least at my pace. Fascinating to see how strong the appeasement crowd was in Commons and Lords and how Winston managed to form his WWII coalition despite their yammerings.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:12 AM (EgshT)

187 141 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)

I haven't read it, but from what I gather it's an alternate-alternate history. Churchill imagines a world with a Confederate victory, then from there imagines what that world would be like without it.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 11:12 AM (Izzlo)

188 Notorious BFD- heard his interview on Dennis Prager show, thinking of getting that.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (BbGew)

189 I have a pretty good military history library, and I have been focusing on small wars, and secondary theaters of the big wars. Now I want to fill in the gaps and start getting some books on the major campaigns of the big wars, such as WWII. What are some good books on Wake Island, Midway, and D-Day?

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (Izzlo)

190 185 I hope Beet-o went to England to present Galactic Fraud Princess Kate an Easter basket filled with baby shit 'avocados'. Perfect tribute to that prissy phony.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (zcT9k)

Good to see my contempt for the royal frauds isn't an isolated case.
Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (Jp5jt)

Not hardly. One of the signs of our stupid times is the absolutely pathetic state of our so-called "elites", the "Royals" chief among them.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (FDRTI)

191 Sharkman: That's the point. Churchill wrote it from the viewpoint of a historian in a world where Lee did win the battle.


There was a great SF writer hiding inside Winston Churchill. It's a pity he seldom let it out.
Posted by: Trimegistus at April 21, 2019 11:08 AM (Q5Q0N


I will have to get If, Or History Rewritten. H. Beam Piper wrote a number of alternate history books, besides the Paratime series. I wonder if this was his inspiration.


Fortunately, Worldcat indicates there are a number of copies in my library district.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 11:16 AM (TN7xY)

192 The building engineering student the librarian where the skyscraper section was.

She said "sir, this library only has two floors."

He asked if she had in books on ceilings.

She said "no, we keep them on shelves."

He asked if they had any books on floors.

She said "no, I put the books back on their shelves each night. Do I look like I'm not thorough to you?"

He said "yes, you do, because you're not living in the woods."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:16 AM (cY3LT)

193 Better get going to Mass early to get a parking spot. Have a blessed Easter, I'll see you later

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (Izzlo)

194 During the campaign, Team Trump wanted to get the 33,000 e-mails that Hillary destroyed. Had they been exposed, they would have proven no end of crimes, which is why Hillary had them destroyed despite their being under subpoena. i.e. Team Trump wanted to reverse Hillary's obvious obstruction.

This gets conflated with the fruits of the DNC hack, which weren't as earth shaking, because Media can tie their provenance to the Russkies.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (1UZdv)

195 Notorious BFD- heard his interview on Dennis Prager show, thinking of getting that.

I think you'll find it money well spent, Skip. Politically, WC was the proverbial cat with nine lives. Even his enemies admitted during and after WWII that he was "the right man for the right time". Pretty good stuff.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (EgshT)

196 Not hardly. One of the signs of our stupid times is
the absolutely pathetic state of our so-called "elites", the "Royals"
chief among them.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (FDRTI)


I see that Charles and Camilla went to Cuba to demonstrate to the Cuban people that the oldest, most stable and traditionally the greatest guarantor of liberty in history will in no means support them against their oppressive and tyrannical government, so the British royals have done that much for the dictatorships of the world.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 11:20 AM (TN7xY)

197 During the campaign, Team Trump wanted to get the 33,000 e-mails that Hillary destroyed. Had they been exposed, they would have proven no end of crimes, which is why Hillary had them destroyed despite their being under subpoena. i.e. Team Trump wanted to reverse Hillary's obvious obstruction.

This gets conflated with the fruits of the DNC hack, which weren't as earth shaking, because Media can tie their provenance to the Russkies.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (1UZdv)


Why, it's almost as if this whole "Russian collusion" thing had been a 2 1/2 year ruse to bury and keep anyone from looking into the Hillory email thing.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:23 AM (cY3LT)

198 I see that Charles and Camilla went to Cuba...
Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 11:20 AM (TN7xY)

The Cubans would have done the world a wonderful service had they thrown these two morons into one of their many gulags. Alas.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:24 AM (FDRTI)

199 Looks like the Dems will go down Impeachment Avenue after all. Nancy knows it's probably not a good idea, but Nancy isn't the leader of the party any more.

Interesting times ahead.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 11:24 AM (FiUMj)

200 The Royal Family is supposed to be the most moral and conservative bastion in the UK, but instead all the kids are leftist immoral trash. I mean the family has long been corrupt morally but they kept it quiet but they were always very staid and traditionally founded. No longer.

They need to end the whole thing with Elizabeth's death and just end on a high note.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:25 AM (39g3+)

201 Not hardly. One of the signs of our stupid times is the absolutely pathetic state of our so-called "elites", the "Royals" chief among them.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (FDRTI)


What have you got against Kansas City baseball??

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:26 AM (jrTqB)

202 My librarian's name is Conan.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:26 AM (m45I2)

203 Looks like the Dems will go down Impeachment Avenue after all.

Yeah I thought their leadership was smarter than that, but they are really gonna pull that plug on their 2020 election chances.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:27 AM (39g3+)

204 What have you got against Kansas City baseball??
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:26 AM (jrTqB)

I was wondering how long it would take to get a baseball joke out of that?

Aside from awful starting pitching there's not much to not like about KC this year. And wow are they fast on the bases.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:28 AM (FDRTI)

205
Yeah I thought their leadership was smarter than that, but they are really gonna pull that plug on their 2020 election chances.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:27 AM (39g3+)

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Their official leadership - Nancy, Steny, etc - is smarter than that. The unofficial leadersip - AOC, BroFo, etc - is dumber than a bag of rocks.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (FiUMj)

206 Sorry if this shouldn't belong here but it looks like the EMT is dead.

Alot of Sri Lanka coverage here. Warning: graphic photos of the aftermath.

https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/
1119983005941010437

Also shows MFM crap about the terrorist attacks too. Don't say "Islamic", "Muslim".

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (Dh1wo)

207 I asked the librarian, "Do you have any books on echolalia?"

and she said, "Do you have any books on echolalia?"


Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (CRRq9)

208 200 The Royal Family is supposed to be the most moral and conservative bastion in the UK, but instead all the kids are leftist immoral trash. I mean the family has long been corrupt morally but they kept it quiet but they were always very staid and traditionally founded. No longer.

They need to end the whole thing with Elizabeth's death and just end on a high note."

It's interesting to note how these things go around in circles. In the 1830's, after the reigns of George III (who was insane) and George IV (the most notorious drunk and opium addict in the kingdom) the Royals were in total disrepute and Britain was just about ready to dump the entire idea once and for all. The primary reason behind the big drive under Victoria to institute very strict standards of public morality was to counter the reputation that had been earned by all of the Royals who preceded her - she saw it as the only way to save the Institution of the Monarchy.

so, today, they're reverting back to form.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:30 AM (V2Yro)

209 Too bad the Hillary campaign didn't get a Mueller proctology exam.

The real October surprise was Pussygate. NBC had the tape but couldn't legally use it because it was recorded in CA, a two party consent state. So they gave it to WaPo to publish. This nearly killed Trump, until he countered.

Team Hillary surely knew of this in advance, so they could plan accordingly. But it made them over-confident in the last weeks.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:32 AM (1UZdv)

210 I doubt the Democrats will go for impeachment, but they will keep the saber rattle up just to drive the upcoming election their way.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:32 AM (BbGew)

211 205
Yeah I thought their leadership was smarter than that, but they are really gonna pull that plug on their 2020 election chances.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:27 AM (39g3+)
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Their official leadership - Nancy, Steny, etc - is smarter than that. The unofficial leadersip - AOC, BroFo, etc - is dumber than a bag of rocks.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (FiUMj)

Yeah and we're about to see who's really in charge in the Dem party. The rad left is going to force this entire thing into being the biggest shitshow in the history of this country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (V2Yro)

212 I asked the librarian if she had any books on baseball, and she said, "Sorry, you've struck out."

Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (CRRq9)

213 190. It's bad enough that the British people prop up that Clan of Royal Parasites as something to be admired...but when Americans jizz themselves over those pretentious wastes of cellular matter - it's heartbreaking.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (zcT9k)

214 The Democrats won't impeach.
They'll fundraise to the hilt on impeachment, beacuae they have literally nothing else.
Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (FDRTI)

215 good books on Wake Island, Midway, and D-Day?

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IMHO, the best Midway book is Shattered Sword by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 11:37 AM (+y/Ru)

216 I asked the librarian if she had any books on farming and she said, "We've got several that are out standing in the field."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:38 AM (m45I2)

217 The Democrats won't impeach.
They'll fundraise to the hilt on impeachment, beacuae they have literally nothing else.
Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (FDRTI)


Win win for the Democrats. They don't have to impeach, they just get to send their lunatic fringe out there to scream and shout about it. Then the leadership can look "reasonable" by comparison, for not pursuing, while the loony base gets to do what they do best: scream and shout.

An example of how doing nothing can be good for a party. Which works if you're not controlling the White House and both houses. Not so much when you are.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:38 AM (cY3LT)

218 Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (FDRTI)


With Eddie Munster's band of quislings gone, they may not even mount a serious challenge. Oh who am I kidding?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:40 AM (Jp5jt)

219 214 The Democrats won't impeach.
They'll fundraise to the hilt on impeachment, beacuae they have literally nothing else.
Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.

What I think they're going to do - and this is from thinking on different things Nadler and Schiff and other who support have said - is that they're going to open impeachment hearings, and then they're going to demand Trump's tax returns as "Evidence in a Criminal Case". Trump will deny them, since it's not a Criminal case, it's a Political Case, then Nadler will declare that is Proof of Obstruction of Justice, and demand a vote for Impeachment on that basis. The House Dems will most likely go along, the Senate won't, and the 2020 Election will be fought nationwide on those grounds.

It'll be a true Winner Take All election - whichever side goes down, goes down hard and stays down for a long time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:41 AM (V2Yro)

220 I asked the librarian where to look for books on autopsies in Arizona or New Mexico and she said, "Try over in the far southwest coroner."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:42 AM (m45I2)

221 I asked the librarian if she had any books on illegal immigration.

She said "in the student section, we had several come in, nobody ever checks them out, and they never seem to leave. Otherwise, there's a guy who brings van loads of them in through the back door. Nobody knows how many we have."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:43 AM (cY3LT)

222 Now that Brian Lamb is retiring, how long before C-SPAN becomes another commie propaganda outlet?

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 11:44 AM (zcT9k)

223 Sofia Leung needs to fuck right the hell off back to China, so she won't be oppressed by all those white people books.


And no, I don't give a shit if she was born here.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 11:44 AM (0OWcv)

224 Sharkman: That's the point. Churchill wrote it from the viewpoint of a historian in a world where Lee did win the battle.

There was a great SF writer hiding inside Winston Churchill. It's a pity he seldom let it out.

Posted by: Trimegistus



Ah so desu ka.

I need more coffee.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 11:45 AM (smc0A)

225 IMHO, the best Midway book is Shattered Sword by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully.

Seconded.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:45 AM (EgshT)

226 I asked the librarian if there were any popular books on one night stands. "They come and go."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 11:45 AM (0OWcv)

227 Now that Brian Lamb is retiring, how long before C-SPAN becomes another commie propaganda outlet?

Seconds

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:46 AM (39g3+)

228 Like when Alan Sherman burned down Atlanta!

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Hello mudda, hello fadda
Here I am at Plantation Tara

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 11:46 AM (+y/Ru)

229
I got nuthin' today, except-

True Detective Pikachu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=160&v=fFzj14bpMu4

Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:47 AM (CRRq9)

230 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)


In a book containing essays about alternate time-lines, that essay was written from the viewpoint of a time-line in which Lee DID win at Gettysburg. I knew that Churchill wrote history (and own some), I had no idea that he wrote fiction as well.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (5Yee7)

231 I asked my librarian if she could look up something about intestinal polyps and she referred me to a proctologist.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (m45I2)

232 The best way for Trump to fight the move for Impeachment is to launch very strong counterstrikes of his own, against the players who started all of this. I think he will, he won't be like GWB who just sat on his ass and said nothing while his enemies were planning to wreck everything he did.

The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (V2Yro)

233 All right. I'm done. Don't blame me, Oregon Muse started it.

Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:51 AM (m45I2)

234 Asked the librarian where the books on Napoleon were
She said there was a short section over there

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:51 AM (BbGew)

235 In America it's all pretty straight forward. Democrats are willing to destroy our country to get Latin American voters, and Republicans are willing to do it for the cheap labor.

But the EU and its constituent national governments are highly undemocratic and voting matters very little. Moreover, Muslims are lazy in any country. Very workshy at a cultural level. In the West, they are also resentful of working, as they view their hosts as a natural underclass, who should be working for them, not the other way around. Very few will do much beyond go on the dole.

So, IOW, it's not that the Europeans are willing to ruin their countries to satisfy their greed and lust for power like Americans are... the destruction of Europe seems to be the goal itself.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 11:52 AM (5aX2M)

236 I asked the librarian if she had any books on Kennedy conspiracies.

She said "we're drowning in them. They're back and to the left."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:52 AM (cY3LT)

237 I mentioned impeachment and looming indictments yesterday.

Do the Dems proceed as indictments are dropping directly related to this attempted coup?


Imagine high level FBI and intelligence agency officials being arrested as impeachment hearings are in progress.


Or if indictments drop first, the Dems file impeachment articles?

Posted by: HA at April 21, 2019 11:53 AM (MAstk)

238 I asked the librarian for a book on blindness and she said she hadn't seen any.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:53 AM (CRRq9)

239 Well at Mass the priest didn't offer prayer for the victims of the church bombings today, that was special.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 11:53 AM (zcT9k)

240 I asked my librarian if she could look up something about intestinal polyps and she referred me to a proctologist.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (m45I2)


I went to the medical school library, told the librarian I was a student and asked for books on female anatomy.

Little did I know she was a radiologist and could see right through me.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:54 AM (cY3LT)

241 The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

I'm afraid you are spot on. Barring any "surprises" between now and then, it could very well determine the destiny of the Republic. That may be a bit of hyperbolic license taken on my part, but it's a strong gut feeling I have.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:55 AM (EgshT)

242 I am halfway through re-reading The Expanse Series by James SA Corey. Best Sci Fi Space Opera I've read.

Leviathan Wakes

Caliban's War

Abbadon's Gate

Cibola Burn (just about finished with this one)

Nemesis Games

Babylon's Ashes

Persepolis Rising

Tiamat's Wrath (came out March 26).

Last book of the series will be out probably in December 2020.

Great story, deep, well-written characters, Galaxy wide action, alien mysteries.

I will be sad when the last book finally drops, but this is a series I will read many times in the future.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 11:56 AM (smc0A)

243 The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

...

We may see more similarities with 1860 too.

Posted by: HA at April 21, 2019 11:57 AM (MAstk)

244
Private Library of T. Boone Pickens



He was really good in Dr. Strangelove and Blazing Saddles

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 11:57 AM (3SqE8)

245

The 'weird parallels' between Vice President Mike Pence and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg

https://outline.com/9Fud3G

Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 11:58 AM (aKsyK)

246 I asked for a book about pointing out the obvious, and the librarian said, "We don't have one, but maybe you could do one when you retire from football! Because I'm realy good at it!"

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 11:59 AM (8AONa)

247 At churching today, the priest said that in the Eastern Orthodox Church they don't say Happy Easter, they say "Christ is Risen!" and the response is "Truly; He is Risen!".

So I learnt something today.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (Z+IKu)

248 Other Midway books -
Incredible Victory by Walter Lord
Miracle at Midway by Gordon Prange
The Big E by Edward Stafford
Midway by Okumiya and Fuchida
The Ragged Rugged Warriors by Martin Caiden
United States Destroyer Operations in World War II by Theodore Roscoe
At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy by Robert J. Buckley Jr

More obscure books
The Flying Guns: Cockpit Record of a Naval Pilot from Pearl Harbor to Midway by Clarence E. Dickinson
A Ship to Remember: The Saga of the Hornet by Alexander R. Griffin
Rendezvous at Midway: USS Yorktown and the Japanese Carrier Fleet by Pat Frank and Joseph Harrington

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (x0NgC)

249 245

The 'weird parallels' between Vice President Mike Pence and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg

https://outline.com/9Fud3G

Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 11:58 AM (aKsyK)

MALTESE HOMOS STOLE OUR TECHNOLOGY!!!

Posted by: Al Sharpton at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (NWiLs)

250 Three Sri Lankan cops killed in explosion at suspect's house in Colombo.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (Dh1wo)

251 Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.

I suspect it's fairly common in Turkish bathhouses, as well.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 12:01 PM (EgshT)

252 With Eddie Munster's band of quislings gone, they may not even mount a serious challenge. Oh who am I kidding?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:40 AM (Jp5jt)



Mittens: You rang?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 12:01 PM (3SqE8)

253 The sado-masochist foot fetishist went to the library and asked for books on kinky sex.

Not realizing the librarian was into the same things he was, she said "we sure do!" They both got a kick out of it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 12:02 PM (cY3LT)

254 I listen to a jazz station that is an NPR affiliate. Their newsbreak did report the carnage in Sri Lanka but I don't think they mentioned Religion of Pieces. They did feature the statement of Commie Pope, who after the boilerplate condolences, advised that we should 'build bridges, not walls-

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:02 PM (zcT9k)

255 On this day in 1836 Sam Houston beat the Mexican army into a bloody pile in 18 minutes. Then he tore off Santa Anna's leg, beat him with it, and crammed it up his bean-hole!


Happy San Jacinto Day!!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 21, 2019 12:04 PM (+7uO0)

256 Impeachment may be an attempt to forestall indictments and arrests. You know, "you gotta recuse everybody and drop all investigations as we are impeaching you for collusion and obstruction. Arresting our witnesses for fraud, treason and federal felonies committed in trying to frame you is prima facia evidence of obstruction, you know!"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 12:04 PM (TN7xY)

257 Also tourist hotels bombed. Just sickening. The media is barely covering it before going back to Mueller report. Very different from New Zealand. Nobody has mentioned Islam yet.
Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (aBR7R)

Sri Lanka is weird. Might be revanchist Tamil Tigers, not muzzies. Has anyone claimed responsibility?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:04 PM (TfwlC)

258

Multnomah County in Oregon has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who claimed the county fostered a racially insensitive workplace after she complained about a co-worker who pinned up a "Blue Lives Matter" flag.

Karimah Guion-Pledgure claimed in her January lawsuit that the flag "demeans" and "denigrates" the Black Lives Matter movement. But some co-workers didn't agree, and Guion-Pledgure claims they harassed her for it - leading her to suffer debilitating stress and health problems, the suit said.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 12:05 PM (aKsyK)

259 I ordered two books for Spring reading : "Faith and Politics" by Pope Benedict XVI and (thanks to Mr. Sefton for his Schall link last week) "The Regensburg Lecture" by Fr. James V. Schall. "Faith and Politics" arrived yesterday and "Regensburg" is arriving shortly. Huzzah!

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2019 12:07 PM (Pqytn)

260 https://tinyurl.com/yyvychyz
National review of the Tolkien exhibit

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 12:08 PM (BbGew)

261 The Doctor Deplorable book is now available on Amazon. It costs a little more there than it does on my website and I fulfill the order anyway so why not save a buck and deprive Jeff Bezos of any proceeds. Oh, and thanks SO MUCH for the kind mention on this illustrious blog!

Posted by: Doctor Deplorable at April 21, 2019 12:08 PM (6aI1M)

262 Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.
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I suspect it's fairly common in Turkish bathhouses, as well.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 12:01 PM (EgshT)


The population in Malta is going down...

...

Cuz they Malta in the mouth (and buttgig), and not in their handmaidens.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 12:08 PM (cY3LT)

263 Happy San Jacinto Day here, too! I have my Texas flag out in celebration.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 21, 2019 12:09 PM (S+f+m)

264 Noted off my FB feed... preview of the 2020 race.

https://youtu.be/MwWgmGS5bB4

Yeah, I know violence and Easter shouldn't go hand-in-hand (sub-human muzzies not withstanding), this too funny (and too true) not to post.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (W+kMI)

265 LOL. American media is not mentioning Islam except to talk about Buddhist attacks on Muslims last year. That includes Fox. They're all beyond absurd.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (5aX2M)

266 LOL: "Moses was the first person to download data from the cloud to a tablet."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (kQs4Y)

267 See Hotel Mumbai. Taut thriller with a political subtext

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (qIdWr)

268 Multnomah County in Oregon has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who claimed the county fostered a racially insensitive workplace after she complained about a co-worker who pinned up a "Blue Lives Matter" flag.



This county's attorney needs a kick in the ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (oVJmc)

269 Sri Lanka is weird. Might be revanchist Tamil Tigers, not muzzies. Has anyone claimed responsibility?
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Cops have been watching Moslem terror group for weeks. See #104 and #206.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (Dh1wo)

270 Oh, geez. Roger Stone has gone full Stormy.

Broke Roger Stone Speaking for Money at Strip Club...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:12 PM (+y/Ru)

271 In a book containing essays about alternate
time-lines, that essay was written from the viewpoint of a time-line in
which Lee DID win at Gettysburg. I knew that Churchill wrote history
(and own some), I had no idea that he wrote fiction as well.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (5Yee7)

===========================
Winston Churchill made his living writing, writing, writing. Countless magazine articles, essays, lectures, multi-volume histories and biographies (like "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"), newspaper columns, etc., etc.,)

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2019 12:14 PM (Pqytn)

272 Was stuck on a plane for a while, so managed to work a little and read a little as well.
Read the new CJ Box novel with game warden Joe Pickett called Wolf Pack and liked it a lot. The parallel stories dove tailed very nicely together (and in a fewer of the later books the storylines seemed forced a bit). The characters are not standing still- they are growing up and experiencing new things and it is shaping and, in some cases, reshaping the characters. The books was helped by engaging, well drawn villains. The Feds have a plan that should benefit society, but their good intentions put some individual characters in jeopardy (I could say more about this, but do not want to spoil the plot). Box had moved out of my list of authors that I buy their stuff new when it comes out and I actually found this copy used. This book moves him back onto that list.

Had picked up City of Thieves by David Benioff which is the story of two young Russians that are given a pass out of jail during the Nazi siege of Leningrad to find a dozen eggs so that the daughter of one of the Russian generals can have cake for her wedding. Great characters and essentially a road trip book, except that the characters walk most of the way. Since it is a road trip, unlikely things happen, but the story moves along quickly.
Also read Loren Estleman's book titled Port Hazard, which is a western. I had read many of his mysteries, but never one of his westerns so I wanted to try one. Picked this one up used- glad I read it. Will keep on a lookout for other westerns used, but will not go out of my way to order one now to read.

Posted by: Charlotte at April 21, 2019 12:14 PM (iDRg8)

273 241 The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

I'm afraid you are spot on. Barring any "surprises" between now and then, it could very well determine the destiny of the Republic. That may be a bit of hyperbolic license taken on my part, but it's a strong gut feeling I have.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:55 AM (EgshT)


I'm sure Soros and his merry band of globalist billionaires are working out the perfect timing for a financial collapse as we speak.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:16 PM (sdi6R)

274
This is way O/T, but B'Gal and I just had our hearts warmed.

I usually go to McD's on Sundays because biscuits. When I get back to Casa Backwardio, there's a big paper grocery sack on the front porch all stapled shut and "Happy Easter" written on it in a child's hand. It contained an Easter basket with some sweet goodies, a couple of dyed eggs and two Peeps.

There's only a few young'uns nearby, so I hope I can discover who gave us this most adorable Easter gift ever. That was so sweet that it's starting to get dusty here at stately Casa Backwardio.

We now return to your regularly scheduled Book Thread. I just thought I'd share that with y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:17 PM (HaL55)

275 I just completed a scholarly bio of Toulouse-Lautrec. Here are some things I found interesting that I never knew before:

The artist was the scion of a very ancient, noble family. (They had money too, but held it in ways that seem bizarre & completely unfamiliar to an American reader 125 years later.)

Had HTL outlived his father, he would've been Count Henri. His family had profoundly ambivalent feelings about HTL's career as an artist. His father asked him to sign his paintings with a pseudonym, to safeguard the family name from scandal. All those working class/Bohemian dives he painted, don't you know? A lot of HTL's early paintings ARE in fact signed with various pseudonyms, i.e., "Treclau."

The artist was a genuinely funny, likable human being.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:18 PM (Cssks)

276 You fight off a government with endless funds and see what you do for money.
One of the famous pundits wrote Mueller's report is one of the most expensive in history at costing 30 million for 400 pages.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 12:18 PM (BbGew)

277 Backwards Boy, that is so sweet! Write a note and stick it on your door or mailbox.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (kQs4Y)

278
Gotta love those wacky socialists:

https://tinyurl.com/y3ol4njj

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (5aX2M)

279 265. despite Gaslight Inc. best efforts to create a permanent halo of innocence around ROPs, Joe and Jane 6pack's common sense hasn't totally abandoned them. I know Hillary voters who are convinced ND Cathedral fire was set by the muz.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (zcT9k)

280
Gotta love those wacky socialists:



Let's review the record of socialism, shall we?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 12:22 PM (oVJmc)

281 Also shows MFM crap about the terrorist attacks too. Don't say "Islamic", "Muslim".

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (Dh1wo)

NOT ON MY WATCH!! NO SIR, NOT GONNA SPECULATE OR CAST ASPERSIONS ON MY MUSLIM COMRADES!!!!

Posted by: Shep Smith at April 21, 2019 12:22 PM (0Ntuf)

282 I know Hillary voters who are convinced ND Cathedral fire was set by the muz.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (

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My Leftist boss thinks so. It's the only place she seems to have any skepticism of the Left.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:23 PM (5aX2M)

283 269 Sri Lanka is weird. Might be revanchist Tamil Tigers, not muzzies. Has anyone claimed responsibility?
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Cops have been watching Moslem terror group for weeks. See #104 and #206.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (Dh1wo)

#144 and #206

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:25 PM (5AuVV)

284 The artist was a genuinely funny, likable human being.
Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:18 PM (Cssks)

The Jose Ferrer version of Moulin Rouge (1952) makes that point very well, I think. If you haven't seen it, you should, especially now that you've studied Toulouse. The later film version of Moulin Rouge has almost nothing in common with the original, other than the name.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:26 PM (V2Yro)

285 BTW, I hope you goyim are having a great Easter!

My dad got to be home with my mom and us on Easter for the first time in six years, so that's pretty great.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (5aX2M)

286

Backwards Boy, that is so sweet! Write a note and stick it on your door or mailbox.


That's a good idea, AHE.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (HaL55)

287 Thank you, m, for correction! On a tablet not p.c. -- that's my excuse at least.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (Dh1wo)

288 There is PLENTY of overlap between "Tamil Tigers" & "jihadis."

I loved the way the Sri Lankan govt handled the Tamil Tiger insurrection-- defeated it in detail & ignored U.N. entreaties for mediation-- until there was nothing left to mediate.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (Cssks)

289 Cops have been watching Moslem terror group for weeks. See #104 and #206.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (Dh1wo)

Got it. My first thought was muzzies, too, but then I figured, "hey Sri Lanka, Tamil tigers".

They have a plethora of assholes. there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (TfwlC)

290 284 Servo

I saw the film 50 years ago. I don't remember it very well, though. I never saw the second version.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:30 PM (Cssks)

291 287 Thank you, m, for correction! On a tablet not p.c. -- that's my excuse at least.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (Dh1wo)

; )

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (5AuVV)

292 Corgis! Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (gC2IV)

293 Let's review the record of socialism, shall we?

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AMC has been running a documentary series about Jim Jones and The People's Temple. Last night was the Kool Ade finale. They talked to a number of the survivors. Several of them were still on about how wonderful their socialist town in the jungle was and how the world was deprived of a model for the future because Jim went off the rails. Their main thing was virtue signalling. Yeah, boy, the anti-racist, anti-capitalist pro-collectivist paradise was better than us mucking about in the mud.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (+y/Ru)

294 285. good to hear YD! I hope your holiday was blessed.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (zcT9k)

295 They talked to a number of the survivors. Several of them were still on about how wonderful their socialist town in the jungle was and how the world was deprived of a model for the future because Jim went off the rails.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM


Well, their choices are:
1) Wow, I really screwed up believing that People's Temple BS. And my belief in that led to my child, wife, and friends dying in a horrible manner. It's all my fault.

2) Nah. The world is to blame.

Choice 2 is easier.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (zCabI)

296 Don't think Wake Island counts as a major campaign, or a campaign at all. Though the story of its resistance to the first Japanese attack ("send more Japs"), and the controversy about the relief mission that was scrubbed, is worth reading about. Unfortunately no particular book comes to mind.


Agree with those who reco the Parshall and Tully book on Midway. For D-Day, that one sets me back because I haven't read on it for years, and now can't recall my favorites.


If you're moving towards major theaters and campaigns, don't forget the biggest/bloodiest. Eastern front. There I can strongly recommend Robert Citino's "Death of the Wehrmacht", and mildly recommend his follow-up, "The Wehrmacht Retreats". David Glantz's books are comprehensive but more like reference books than narratives, for the most part. For a key battle, "The Battle of Kursk" (just started) looks promising, it has a co-author. John Erickson's two massive books cover everything from June 22, 1941 to the Victory Flag being hoisted over the Reichstag.


For a major campaign, Clay Blair's "Silent Victory" about US submarine operations in the Pacific is good. Also for the Pacific, Ian Toll's series, or Hornfischer's "Fleet at Flood Tide". Hornfischer's Leyte Gulf/Samar book "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" is good for that portion of the Leyte Gulf story. For the Battle of the Bulge, try "Snow and Steel" by Peter Caddick-Adams.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (QDnY+)

297 Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:30 PM (Cssks)

How ya been man?

Used to post with you over at the HHR.

Posted by: HA at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (MAstk)

298 I asked my libertarian if there were any books on setting up a good government and she said, "No."

Posted by: pouncer at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (L/ssi)

299 good to hear YD! I hope your holiday was blessed.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21

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Indeed it was. And the old man is one of just a handful of Christians on the island where he works, and the only Catholic, so this is his first Easter Vigil in a long time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (5aX2M)

300 Jonestown had a lot in common with an antebellum plantation in Mississippi-- all the managers were white & all the starving workers were black.

I read a long account of her Jonestown experience by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). She was an assistant to Rep. Leo Ryan at the time, & went down there with him, as part of the Congressional delegation. She was shot multiple times & survived (barely) by playing dead.

She noted the obvious similarities to a plantation immediately. She also noticed the tremendous aura of violence in the air, which Rep. Ryan did not. Ryan thought no-one would ever dare to attack a Congressional delegation, so he had arranged no security whatsoever.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (Cssks)

301 297 HA

Fine, thx. I still post there. What was your HHR screen name, & why did you quit? There are a lot of good reasons to quit, btw!

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (Cssks)

302 Ryan thought no-one would ever dare to attack a Congressional delegation, so he had arranged no security whatsoever.
Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM


To be fair, attacking a Congressional delegation would be suicidal.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (zCabI)

303 All Midway from the Japanese side runs into the same problem - sparsity of documentation. It was a war after all, ships sank taking their charts and orders with them. American bombers destroyed paperwork. And even the Japanese at the time of surrender also engaged in document destruction. So what is left? Some scraps and the faulty recollections of the men who survived. Even in war-time recollections can be screwy as recounted in Queen of the Flattops of Wildcat pilots tangling with ME109s.

Col. Devereux in his book The Story of Wake Island was very pissed over that "send more Japs" thing because he never sent it.

It was acting PACFLT CinC Admiral Pye who scrubbed the relief mission to Wake. For the crews on the carriers who were almost there, it was a morale destroying order that made many weep.

A book I forgot to mention earlier is Edwin P. Hoyt's How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and his Admirals.

Do not depend solely on Hornfischer's book on Leyte because there are a few goofs. Plus he lets slip his musings on things not germane like Halsey chasing after Ozawa was the reason Halsey only got a ship named after him while Spruance got a whole class of destroyers named for him. Or using a fictional character from one of Herman Wouk's novels to criticize Halsey's decisions.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (x0NgC)

304 Hello and Happy Easter to all.

Still in Afghanistan with Flashman. He's just escaped an ambush.

Haven't had much time to read this past week. Blame my lack of willpower to skip Horde comments on Ace's numerous essays. Are phones supposed to have 55 tabs open most of the time?

Also have another book on the making of "Star Trek," this one by its producers Robert Justman and Herb Solow. I've been cherry-picking anecdotes in preparation for settling down and starting on Page One. Frankly, I find it amazing that the show lasted as long as it did. Shatner's jealousy of Nimoy's popularity, Roddenberry's sexual quirks -- including his practice of casting the female roles from among his sex partners -- the general resentment of Shatner on the set, and the frequent last-minute rewrites ... Sheesh. Any one of these could have done it in.

Makes me wonder how many other shows had this much discord but didn't have anybody writing about them.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 21, 2019 01:20 PM (QMthn)

305 What was the last massive government f*k-up (domestic) where they were able to get away with covering it up?

I'm thinking Waco.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (jrTqB)
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I think you're probably right.

Sorry for the delay, was in church celebrating the resurrection.

Gives me chills to think Christ went to the cross, doing the will of His Father, even though He knew what was in store for Him.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 01:21 PM (WEBkv)

306 "Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle" by Richard Frank is superb.

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Pqytn)

307 So, about Islam, and Tommy Robinson's book. Here's the thing that has bothered me since I first knew about Islam.

What in hell is the reason for any woman to be Muslim? Of what benefit is any of that for her?

I'm pretty sure that I get a deep understanding of what it truly means to be a woman from my Catholic faith, not to mention the path to heaven and rivers of grace and love, but what do Muslim women get?

Nobody has ever given a satisfactory answer other than "if she leaves Islam, they will kill her." Seems to me that might be preferable to the slavery and rape, but I could be wrong on that account. Then there's sending her kids to be blown up for the cause.... I just don't see it.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (vVOK2)

308 Captain Hate, Im here to confess that even though I said I wouldnt, I gave up on Winters Tale after the section on Jesse Honey. I decided that if I want to read about characters who are too stupid to live, Ill go with some old skool romance.

Re Ron Rash, Ive had a sample of Above the Waterfall on my Kindle for a while. I may buy it and read along.

I am considering starting a read through of all Barry Hannah. Im on a long term survey of southern and southern gothic.

Posted by: MMcK at April 21, 2019 01:56 PM (xHxJf)

309 260 ... Skip, Thanks for that link to the Tolkien exhibit. Brief but nicely done.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 02:02 PM (bmdz3)

310 Artemis, related to your RWA comments, I scan through Smart Bitches Trashy Books regularly for romance recommendations. It seems like most of the reviews now are preoccupied with listing all the things that various readers may find offensive in the book. Highly annoying.

Posted by: MMcK at April 21, 2019 02:02 PM (xHxJf)

311 I second the recommendation of "Rocket to the Morgue," which I read a couple of weeks ago. I can't help wondering how mystery enthusiasts reacted to Anthony Boucher's representation of organized science fiction fandom, which had existed only a few years before the novel came out. As a former fan who edited a fanzine and attended a lot of cons in the '70s, I know fandom was well off the radar screen of the mass media even then. Boucher, incidentally, was a co-founding editor of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction, commonly known as FSF.

Posted by: Outside Adjitator at April 21, 2019 02:03 PM (NvFiZ)

312 Posted by: MMcK at April 21, 2019 02:02 PM (xHxJf)

I don't see why SJWs should be allowed to read romances at all, since they are pure patriarchy propaganda /sarc

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (dm05u)

313 272 ... "Also read Loren Estleman's book titled Port Hazard, which is a western. I had read many of his mysteries, but never one of his westerns so I wanted to try one."

I prefer his westerns to the mysteries, which are still good. Dear to my heart is that Estleman, along with David McCullough, Larry McMurtry, and a few others, all do their drafts on manual typewriters. I've long believed that manual typewriters are the ideal tools for a first and second draft.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (bmdz3)

314 Oops, the ampersand disappeared. The nickname of Boucher's mag was FSF.

Posted by: Outside Adjitator at April 21, 2019 02:20 PM (NvFiZ)

315 (307) Brainwashing of the children is crucial. You will believe anything before age 9. Anything.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 02:21 PM (RuIsu)

316 Also read Loren Estleman's book titled Port Hazard, which is a western. I had read many of his mysteries, but never one of his westerns so I wanted to try one.

I recommend any of his Page Murdock books, but really almost anything he wrote. He's quite good with his westerns, still retaining the flavor but cutting back on the romance that too often arises in the genre (and by romance I mean romantical notions of the time, rather than love stories).

What in hell is the reason for any woman to be Muslim? Of what benefit is any of that for her?

Off the top of my head I suppose the main draws are:

1) strong men, no soy bois
2) very rigid, exact society without those pesky decisions to make and murky areas requiring discernment and thought
3) being protected and cared for like a child
4) certainty of thought, rather than doubts and questions

There is a certain comfort in rigid absolute tyranny, for those who fear liberty and its troubles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 02:50 PM (39g3+)

317 21 There's quite a lot of jury nullification going on already. The most common kinds today are probably jurors who don't consider the charged crime to be a crime at all (for instance selling marijuana to adults), and jurors who consider the accused to be victims of persecution for political reasons (such as jurors who buy into the Black Lives Matter agenda).
While I see the first reason as good behavior by jurors and the second as bad, the fact that nullification is necessary at all tells me that the country is doomed unless it partitions itself while doing so peacefully is still possible. Because sooner or later the country will be faced with potential conquest, and I don't see today's civilian population uniting behind the government as happened 80 years ago.

Posted by: jdgalt at April 21, 2019 03:02 PM (3SFo/)

318 316
Also read Loren Estleman's book titled Port Hazard, which is a
western. I had read many of his mysteries, but never one of his westerns
so I wanted to try one.



I recommend any of his Page Murdock books, but really almost
anything he wrote. He's quite good with his westerns, still retaining
the flavor but cutting back on the romance that too often arises in the
genre (and by romance I mean romantical notions of the time, rather than
love stories).

Christopher Taylor-
This was a Page Murdock book- have any recs on which other Murdock books I should read?

Posted by: Charlotte at April 21, 2019 03:44 PM (iDRg8)

319 There is a certain comfort in rigid absolute tyranny, for those who fear liberty and its troubles.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 02:50 PM (39g3+)


At least a third of the people of this country would prefer to be ruled and only pretend to want complete freedom. Freedom is messy and fraught with downsides which risk averse people want to avoid.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 04:02 PM (Jp5jt)

320 Even though it's an early work dealing with emigres it still contains Nabokovian unique descriptions of settings, odd obsessions and shifts of perspectives[/i

So perceptive. Nabokov taught an English class to my mom and the first thing he did with each new book was to diagram the settings of each major event in the book.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, going mobile at April 21, 2019 04:19 PM (jXsEz)

Posted by: Huck Follywood, going mobile at April 21, 2019 04:21 PM (jXsEz)

322 Happy Eeaster from Springfield, OregonMuse!

Posted by: insert clever name here at April 21, 2019 04:38 PM (V8Q7b)

323 322 Happy Eeaster from Springfield, OregonMuse!
Posted by: insert clever name here at April 21, 2019 04:38 PM (V8Q7b)


Happy Easter to you, neighbor!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 06:26 PM (jrTqB)

324 Happy Easter OM.


As always, thanx for da books

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 21, 2019 07:26 PM (GwY6O)

325 This was a Page Murdock book- have any recs on which other Murdock books I should read?

I've not read all of them but they've all been great. The final one is Wild Justice. I think Port Hazard is the best of them, mostly because of the fascinating linguistic elements and setting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 08:11 PM (39g3+)

326 I missed the Book Thread,

Duh !

Posted by: JT at April 21, 2019 08:51 PM (QzCyC)

EMT 4/21/19

Easter Morning Thread.

“To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.”

― Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons; today is Sunday, April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday. On this day in 753 BC it is said Romulus founded Rome.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

2 The Commiecrats will have a big meeting on Monday to coordinate how they will use the Mueller Report to attack Trump.


https://tinyurl.com/y66yfswp

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

3 Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants to go to Sri Lanka?


https://tinyurl.com/y28rbj59


Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

4 He has risen!

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (BbGew)

5 Good morning Vic

Posted by: FtWorthMike at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (f4vam)

6 OR truly is a fked up State.


A county in Oregon has agreed to pay a former employee a $100,000 settlement after she sued the county for racial discrimination because a co-worker had posted a Blue Lives Matter flag in an office in support of local police.


Under a normal judge this would be thrown out of court and that 'employee' and idiot lawyer would have to pay legal costs.


https://tinyurl.com/y59ttlqq

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

7 United Methodist Church breaking up?


There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.


https://tinyurl.com/y55j4l3o

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

8 Supposedly the 25 worst jobs in America.


https://tinyurl.com/y435zblj

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

9 https://gellerreport.com/2019/04/easter-jihad-165.html/
165 people killed in Jihadist bombings in Sri Lanka churches

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (BbGew)

10 Butt-boy is an unabashed gun grabber and admits it.


https://tinyurl.com/yye64c57

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

11 He also wants a 'carbon tax' to fight nonexistent globull warming. That's what that scam has always been about, new taxes.


https://tinyurl.com/y27wp4ay

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

12 Idiot black robe says it is OK to sue the EPA under Obama because they did not warm Flint residents they were being fed lead laced water. How about suing Flint officials?


https://tinyurl.com/y3yydk38

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

13 I miss Pope Benedict XVI.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:05 AM (XAYDB)

14 Ramirez


https://tinyurl.com/yx93m9x6


And that's it for today. Have a blessed Easter folks.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

15 Supposedly the 25 worst jobs in America.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)


That list is fake! 'Changing Hillary's Depends' is not there.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (Y8PSl)

16 https://www.thediplomad.com
Russian collusion: The real costs of the greatest political hoax in American history

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (BbGew)

17 This was written well over two millennia ago:

460 Nor were they content with these false notions of God's nature; living in a world besieged by doubt, they misnamed its innumerable disorders a state of peace. Peace, amidst their rites of child-murder, their dark mysteries, their vigils consecrated to frenzy! Peace, while there is no respect for life, or for wedlock undefiled; always the murderous ambush, the jealous pangs of a husband betrayed! All is a welter of bloodshed and murder, theft and fraud, corruption and disloyalty, sedition and perjury; honest men are assailed, kindnesses forgotten, souls defiled, breeds confused, marriages unsettled; adultery reigns and wantonness. Name we all these, name we never the idols whose worship is the cause, the beginning and end, of all these! Their ecstasies are but raving, their prophecies are but lies; ill live their worshippers, and lightly forswear themselves. And no marvel; what hurt should they take from the oath falsely sworn, since all their faith is in dead gods? But indeed they shall pay both scores, idolaters that thought so ill of God, and perjurers that by their treason slighted all honour; not the power he swore by, but the justice that keeps watch over sinners, walks ever close on the heels of ill-doing.

--Wisdom 14:22-31


Relevant?

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (XAYDB)

18
Good morning, Hordians.

Happy Easter!

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 06:07 AM (LsBY9)

19 To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I
reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our
human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the
full light but walking toward it full of trust.

Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977





Actually Christ arose somewhere between midnight and dawn on the Holy day but whether or not that was on the day we celebrate Easter or not is debhatable.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

20 5
Good morning Vic

Posted by: FtWorthMike at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (f4vam)

Good morning

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

21 Thanks Vic.

25 worst jobs is interesting.
I'm not sure where the info comes from, but it seems a little off. They give the average wage, which looks like they included people that are not very active in working the job.
Also, the one for truck driver was amusing to me....
"Though the projected job growth for truck drivers is only slightly lower than for the average American job, this career could be at risk of disappearing as companies like Tesla continue to develop autonomous driving technology."

I can't believe autonomous trucks are going to replace drivers anytime soon

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:12 AM (LAt9N)

22 Read a small report on the Notre Dame fire that there is speculation it was started with a temporary elevator, but alluded to the fact investigators didn't get to the spot in person because of unsafe conditions. Supposedly walls were in danger of collapse until yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:13 AM (BbGew)

23 Actually Christ arose somewhere between midnight and dawn on the Holy day but whether or not that was on the day we celebrate Easter or not is debhatable.
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

--That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)

24 That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)


Damn that Special Council.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 06:17 AM (Y8PSl)

25 23 I'm not sure where the info comes from, but it seems a little off. They
give the average wage, which looks like they included people that are
not very active in working the job.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:12 AM (LAt9N)


It's from an article in USA Today quoting an article in a mag by "Career CAST", A wALL sTREET FIRM.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:19 AM (mpXpK)

26 That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)

Damn that Special Council.
Posted by: RickZ

I was wondering, I don't know the story, had to look up sheol, and figured it was a typo...but you never know around here.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:19 AM (LAt9N)

27 Leftists do think anyone not of their ilk should have no place in society and should be drummed out.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:20 AM (BbGew)

28 It's from an article in USA Today quoting an article in a mag by "Career CAST", A wALL sTREET FIRM.
Posted by: Vic

Just the average salaries seem low to me. 40,000 for a good mechanic is on the low side around here. Maybe if you are including Jiffy Lube oil changers, which is what a number of guys go to after trade school to get the experience to work in a big shop.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:22 AM (LAt9N)

29 10 And why is there a course and a professor of civil rights history at USC?
https://tinyurl.com/yyb4lwvd
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

There's an African American Studies program at USC:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5ssjjht

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:22 AM (qxAnn)

30 Leftists do think anyone not of their ilk should have no place in society and should be drummed out.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:20 AM (BbGew)


They are the Nazis they are looking for.

Posted by: Shit Obi-Wan Wished He'd Said at April 21, 2019 06:23 AM (Y8PSl)

31 31 Just the average salaries seem low to me. 40,000 for
a good mechanic is on the low side around here. Maybe if you are
including Jiffy Lube oil changers, which is what a number of guys go to
after trade school to get the experience to work in a big shop.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:22 AM (LAt9N)


It's on the low side here in SC for an auto mechanic at a major dealer.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:23 AM (mpXpK)

32 Chicago Saturday night totals not in yet, but so far this weekend it's 4 killed 11 wounded.
I'm sure everyone behaved themselves last night with Easter around the corner.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM (LAt9N)

33
9 https://gellerreport.com/2019/04/easter-jihad-165.html/
165 people killed in Jihadist bombings in Sri Lanka churches
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM

*******************************

And there isn't even much of a goatmolesting community in Sri Lanka, at least there never used to be.

I thought they were mostly Buddhist with a large Hindu minority.


My thoughts are with those poor innocent victims.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM (OFzX4)

34 I saw and ad in the paper (I used to get) advertising for an experience auto mechanic starting at $60K a year and that was many years ago.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

35
Leftists do think anyone not of their ilk should have no place in society and should be drummed out.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:20 AM (BbGew)


Deplorables will be grudged the job of keeping power plants running and fixing plumbing, but never be allowed the status of the cadres. Of course, infrastructural failures will be blamed on them as wreckers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 06:25 AM (LsBY9)

36 27 That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)

Damn that Special Council.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 06:17 AM (Y8PSl)

--Counsel

Damn autocorrect nailed both f us.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:25 AM (XAYDB)

37 It's on the low side here in SC for an auto mechanic at a major dealer.
Posted by: Vic

That's what I was thinking. A friends son works for Hertz at Ohare, and pulls down a good buck plus loves him some overtime. The big bosses think he's great because,

He Works.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (LAt9N)

38 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (uvoRF)

39 Happy Easter Horde !

Posted by: JT at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (uvoRF)

40 10 And why is there a course and a professor of civil rights history at USC?
https://tinyurl.com/yyb4lwvd
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

There's a very large history department at USC:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y38dhues

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (qxAnn)

41 36


9 https://gellerreport.com/2019/04/easter-jihad-165.html/

165 people killed in Jihadist bombings in Sri Lanka churches

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM



*******************************



And there isn't even much of a goatmolesting community in Sri Lanka, at least there never used to be.



I thought they were mostly Buddhist with a large Hindu minority.





My thoughts are with those poor innocent victims.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM (OFzX4)

Covered in the links if anyone cares to read it.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (mpXpK)

42 I saw and ad in the paper (I used to get) advertising for an experience auto mechanic starting at $60K a year and that was many years ago.
Posted by: Vic

Most of the jobs seem on the low side. I think the average is including the first year people and, with some of the construction jobs, those that don't want to work 5 or 6 days a week.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (LAt9N)

43 35 Chicago Saturday night totals not in yet, but so far this weekend it's 4 killed 11 wounded.
I'm sure everyone behaved themselves last night with Easter around the corner.
Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM


*******************************


I'm reading on the SCC blog that "wildings" by some of the usual suspects have turned the upmarket retail area of downtown Chicago into a ghost town. Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (OFzX4)

44 I was wondering, I don't know the story, had to look up sheol, and figured it was a typo...but you never know around here.
Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:19 AM (LAt9N)

--Yeah, sheol is a thing.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (XAYDB)

45 43
10 And why is there a course and a professor of civil rights history at USC?

https://tinyurl.com/yyb4lwvd

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)



There's a very large history department at USC:



https://preview.tinyurl.com/y38dhues

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (qxAnn)

That should have nothing to do with "civil rights history".

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:29 AM (mpXpK)

46 > Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.

Then when the stores all close down because they're losing money, it will be because of "racism".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 06:31 AM (0OWcv)

47 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy; hu at April 21, 2019 06:32 AM (dCRRg)

48 > American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan

Just did a web search. Definitely a face made for radio.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 06:33 AM (0OWcv)

49
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 06:33 AM (KCxzN)

50 I'm reading on the SCC blog that "wildings" by some of the usual suspects have turned the upmarket retail area of downtown Chicago into a ghost town. Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.
Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg

Yeah. I haven't gone to Chicago in a while.
I'm done with it now.
The newest bestest POC Lesbian Mayor is opening the doors to the cops with overtime to help out. The horse is out of the barn though. Too late


Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:33 AM (LAt9N)

51 49
> Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.



Then when the stores all close down because they're losing money, it will be because of "racism".





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 06:31 AM (0OWcv)

$32B a year according to Fortune Mag,

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:34 AM (mpXpK)

52 The " Mag Mile" to become the "Meh Mile"

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:34 AM (LAt9N)

53 One of my favorite parts of the Easter story is the enthusiasm of the angel who says, "Why do you seek the living among the dead. He is not here. He is risen. Come see the place where He lay!"

He is risen indeed!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:38 AM (IDhUW)

54 Ordered myself an "Easter Present" this morning. A new receiver.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:39 AM (mpXpK)

55 Rejoice with me my friends, my oldest son is attending Easter Service with me today!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:39 AM (IDhUW)

56 Wifey and MIL are going out to a popular place over in Lydia for Brunch today. On Easter Sunday they are crowed as Hell with a line going out and down the highway and wifey can not even eat real food. They wanted me to go. I declined. I can barely walk right now much less stand in a long line for an hour.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:43 AM (mpXpK)

57 Morning Mouth Breathers


Happy Easter!

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 21, 2019 06:44 AM (QhxWE)

58 19 This was written well over two millennia ago:

460 Nor were they content with these false notions of God's nature; living in a world besieged by doubt, they misnamed its innumerable disorders a state of peace. Peace, amidst their rites of child-murder, their dark mysteries, their vigils consecrated to frenzy! Peace, while there is no respect for life, or for wedlock undefiled; always the murderous ambush, the jealous pangs of a husband betrayed! All is a welter of bloodshed and murder, theft and fraud, corruption and disloyalty, sedition and perjury; honest men are assailed, kindnesses forgotten, souls defiled, breeds confused, marriages unsettled; adultery reigns and wantonness. Name we all these, name we never the idols whose worship is the cause, the beginning and end, of all these! Their ecstasies are but raving, their prophecies are but lies; ill live their worshippers, and lightly forswear themselves. And no marvel; what hurt should they take from the oath falsely sworn, since all their faith is in dead gods? But indeed they shall pay both scores, idolaters that thought so ill of God, and perjurers that by their treason slighted all honour; not the power he swore by, but the justice that keeps watch over sinners, walks ever close on the heels of ill-doing.

--Wisdom 14:22-31


Relevant?
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Yes, still quite relevant today.
Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (XAYDB)

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:44 AM (IDhUW)

59 3 Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants to go to Sri Lanka

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Are they wanting another Crusade?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:45 AM (IDhUW)

60 The link that Sharkman posted a couple days ago "The 4th Cup" was very good, explaining the relationship between Passover and the New Covenant.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:49 AM (IDhUW)

61 I can barely walk right now much less stand in a long line for an hour.
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I'm sorry to hear this Vic.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:51 AM (IDhUW)

62 64
I can barely walk right now much less stand in a long line for an hour.

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I'm sorry to hear this Vic.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:51 AM (IDhUW)

Thanks, it appears that my recent sickness has made my chemo induced neuropathy worse,

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

63 PDT is up and tweeting already. He's 16 years older than me, and his schedule would put me in the hospital or morgue:

@realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago
More
Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 06:54 AM (ffYR/)

64 What kind of receiver is your Easter gift?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:56 AM (IDhUW)

65 66
138 million people

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:57 AM (qxAnn)

66 least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more

138 million?
The press is gonna love this tweet

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:57 AM (LAt9N)

67 138 million people
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:57 AM (qxAnn)

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

It's pretty early on Easter Sunday morning. I'll cut him a little slack, although I'm sure the press will be all over his mistake and will miss the his point entirely.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:01 AM (ffYR/)

68 66 PDT is up and tweeting already. He's 16 years older than me, and his schedule would put me in the hospital or morgue:

@realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago
More
Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!

----

So nice to have a President who is a kind and strong man!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:01 AM (IDhUW)

69 Yep, Bathhouse Barry will use his influence either the MSM to make sure it gets extensive coverage in all fifty seven states.


Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 07:01 AM (OFzX4)

70 Mornin'. The Easter bunny didn't leave me any presents so I'm going back to sleep.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 07:02 AM (NWiLs)

71 I think his team drops the errors in there to make them 'authentic'.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:03 AM (FOAbc)

72 Found black licorice jelly beans, was my own Easter bunny.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:04 AM (FOAbc)

73
138 million people
-----
I read it as total killed by jihadists, but that is probably not right either. However, when he is fact checked by the media they will have to say it was *only* this many, which to any thinking people will still be too many.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:07 AM (IDhUW)

74 I think he wrongly added the word 'million.
I sometimes get a train of thought and start writing it but change it in my head while writing and find after I post it has a wrong word or its mixed up.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:08 AM (BbGew)

75 75 Found black licorice jelly beans, was my own Easter bunny.
Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:04 AM (FOAbc
-----
I bought myself a Symphony chocolate bar with almond and toffee bits.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:09 AM (IDhUW)

76 67
What kind of receiver is your Easter gift?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:56 AM (IDhUW)


Its a Pyle. Its not as powerful as the old one but I have found that I no longer use all that power cranking it up loud. I may
use that when I am in the rocking chair in a different room looking
out the window.



Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:09 AM (mpXpK)

77 And it will give the left excuse to chuckle at the murder of Christians without openly revealing themselves to be the disgusting fucking Cult of Death fanboy animals they actually are.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 07:11 AM (OFzX4)

78 75
Found black licorice jelly beans, was my own Easter bunny.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:04 AM (FOAbc)

I saw some jelly beans in the store the other day. Started to get some but I said no, not good for diabetes.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:11 AM (mpXpK)

79 Morning all

Sad that on this Easter Morning , Christians are being killed because of their religion.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 07:12 AM (Y+V3r)

80 138 million comment will force the media to cover the story, and 'fact check' it to death.

Truly genius.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:14 AM (hhcPO)

81 138 million comment will force the media to cover the story, and 'fact check' it to death.

Truly genius.
Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:14 AM (hhcPO)

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

True, and at least a decent percentage of people will note that they missed the point of the tweet entirely and went right to "getting" PDT.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:16 AM (ffYR/)

82 ^^^ "Romulus founded Rome" ?

...more like titty bars...... Uncle Remus was a regular.

Posted by: saf at April 21, 2019 07:17 AM (5IHGB)

83 Thanks Vic.



25 worst jobs is interesting.

I'm not sure where the info comes from, but it seems a little off.
They give the average wage, which looks like they included people that
are not very active in working the job.

Also, the one for truck driver was amusing to me....

"Though the projected job growth for truck drivers is only slightly
lower than for the average American job, this career could be at risk of
disappearing as companies like Tesla continue to develop autonomous
driving technology."



I can't believe autonomous trucks are going to replace drivers anytime soon


Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:12 AM

---

DOT is not going to allow any driverless trucks on the highway until they have trillions of hours of testing under every conceivable condition.


Maybe they will allow limited runs in certain low density areas in 5-10 years, but that technology is still decades away from any serious use.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2019 07:17 AM (JUOKG)

84 Trump tweets about Sri Lanka-- odds that the first dozen replies are harpy lefties screeching about impeachment? Do I go check?


Naaaah. It's a given.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:18 AM (cEOj9)

85 They'll throw the '138 million' into the long list of Trump 'lies.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:20 AM (cEOj9)

86 Have a blessed day.

Posted by: Infidel at April 21, 2019 07:21 AM (lwX7s)

87 They'll blame the violence on people wearing 'Make Ceylon Great Again' hats.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:21 AM (cEOj9)

88 The story of Romulus, his twin brother Remus, and the founding of the
city of Rome is one of the most familiar legends about the Eternal City.

From the site thoughtco.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:21 AM (mpXpK)

89 Black jelly beans are my favorite

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:24 AM (BbGew)

90 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:25 AM (u82oZ)

91 Trump tweets about Sri Lanka-- odds that the first dozen replies are harpy lefties screeching about impeachment? Do I go check?

Naaaah. It's a given.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:18 AM (cEOj9)

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

Don't bother. Since Dorsey is not even trying to hide manipulation anymore, Krassensteins are the first 6 responses. Who the phuch are these people anyway?

The rest of the first page is mixed responses.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:25 AM (ffYR/)

92 91 The story of Romulus, his twin brother Remus, and the founding of the
city of Rome is one of the most familiar legends about the Eternal City.

--------
Raised by wolves if I remember correctly.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (IDhUW)

93 African American Studies....................Name Her....

OKAY my bad she transferred to Hymen Studies in Oakland,they had never seen one.......... Bada Bing...

Posted by: saf at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (5IHGB)

94 Ruptly is the only news org that has video of some of those explosions. Just like coverage of the Paris protests every Saturday, it is only Ruptly and Sputnik, both Russian news orgs, that seem to cover it. And it is live footage, not some summary after the fact.

Again, why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US? And even more irritatingly, the Paris riots were referenced in a tiny Daily Mail article yesterday--as reported by Reuters--that the riots were stepping up a bit. Well, gee, that is great for you to barely let us know, Reuters, but where have you been all along? Does this mean that Reuters reporters are there every Saturday, watching the developments, and only occasionally report on the happenings? That is really disgusting, if true.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (hhcPO)

95 Thank you Vic.

Sri Lanka is a fascinating place, with loads of history. Plus a very violent recent past.

And Arthur C. Clarke's grave.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (u82oZ)

96 Vic, the news was most appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:27 AM (u82oZ)

97 92 Black jelly beans are my favorite
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:24 AM (BbGew)
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You can have all of mine - blech. I don't like black licorice anything.

However jelly beans themselves seem to be better now than what I remember as a kid. The brands, ie, starburst, jolly ranchers, jellybellys, have distinct yummy flavors.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (IDhUW)

98 95 Raised by wolves if I remember correctly.



Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (IDhUW)

Yep

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (mpXpK)

99 Happy Easter Ya'll!......

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (Z+IKu)

100 I have risen!

And put pants on.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (kQs4Y)

101 Again, why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US?
-----
It's the collusion.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:33 AM (IDhUW)

102 I have risen!

And put pants on.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (kQs4Y)

Well ditto, except for the pants part

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 07:33 AM (Y+V3r)

103 Derrick Hunter - Liberals have learned nothing
https://tinyurl.com/y3h8plfo

I prefer Dennis Prager's definitions between Leftists and Liberals but still like this a lot.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:33 AM (BbGew)

104 A Catholic church blown up by Muslims on Easter? Has to be an accident.

Posted by: Guy without a clue at April 21, 2019 07:34 AM (UdKB7)

105 103 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Good morning to you. Getting ready for the book thread, I see.


I imagine you hopping off the cross, because they used an Ikea drill for the nails, and jumping into some yoga pants.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:35 AM (u82oZ)

106 One year old nephew is fully interactive

Responds to stimuli like a pro

Still a little confused why his plate doesn't sound like his tambourine when he hits the dog with it though

Not for lack of trying

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (8xZLz)

107 Started to get some but I said no, not good for diabetes.
Posted by: Vic

No, they're not. But, it's a post lent test of will to only eat a few.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (25Dt7)

108 There was a lot more mayhem at the protests yesterday than I saw, but then I only see what a couple of videos show. Saw it later on tv news. Makes me wonder is it coming to a head or just radicals having a tantrum?

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (BbGew)

109 Good Morning Glroies.

Every morning is Easter.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:40 AM (PN4U+)

110 This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:42 AM (IDhUW)

111 PDT apparently about to be up on Fox.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:43 AM (ffYR/)

112 Idiot black robe says it is OK to sue the EPA under Obama because they did not warm Flint residents they were being fed lead laced water. How about suing Flint officials?

Deeper pockets.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:44 AM (lD3vL)

113 Happy Easter all!

Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 07:44 AM (cF8AT)

114 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago

Do you believe this? The New York Times Op-Ed: MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS OWE TRUMP AN APOLOGY. Well, they got that one right!

Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 07:45 AM (cF8AT)

115
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:44 AM (lD3vL)

I would like to sue the EPA because it takes my washing machine an hour and a half to complete a load.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:45 AM (PN4U+)

116 today is Sunday, April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday. On this day in 753 BC it is said Romulus founded Rome.

I wonder what kind of calendar they used back then, pre-Julius and pre-Gregory. ...and off to Bingle it.

Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (cfSLd)

117 G'moring, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (cqNba)

118 I would like to dismantle the EPA.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (IDhUW)

119 I watch the protests every week.

Seems like there are at least three distinct groups 'protesting'.

1 Yellow vests, protesting the gas increase, at least initially. They mostly peacefully walk, sing, chant, hold signs, etc.

2 The anarchists and idiots out for a destructive time, falling in with the yellow vest crowds. They are hell bent on destroying stuff, setting fires, stealing stuff from shops, seemingly just for the fun of it. They are usually wearing full face masks and all black clothing.

3 The people there videoing the events, without any real commitment to anything except the spectacle of it. This includes tourists and people with PRESS stamped on their vests or helmets. Haven't seen too many PRESS people the last few weeks, tho.

Add to that the police force which has beaten the hell out of both yellow vest wearers and black face mask wearers. Seeing it live can be somewhat shocking, but not unexpected, tensions are high.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (hhcPO)

120 83 138 million comment will force the media to cover the story, and 'fact check' it to death.

Truly genius.
Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:14 AM (hhcPO)

I'll bet you're right.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 07:48 AM (qxAnn)

121 Again, why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US?

Because it is really difficult to sell the narrative that the White Man is a terrorist, rapist, racist, oppressor, bigot, murderer, slave holder, Nazi, greatest polluter, and aggressive violent destroyer of all good things, when you have the rest of the world to compare the White Man to.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:50 AM (lD3vL)

122 Is Trump really going to be on FOX?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:51 AM (PN4U+)

123 I imagine you hopping off the cross, because they used an Ikea drill for the nails, and jumping into some yoga pants.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:35 AM (u82oZ)
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And Ace made the cross, so it collapsed within minutes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:51 AM (kQs4Y)

124 I would like to dismantle the EPA.

Which one? Every State has one, many counties and urban areas have their own redundancies of the Federal agency too.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:51 AM (lD3vL)

125 I would like to dismantle the EPA.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (IDhUW)

*waves arm to horizon*

These corridors used to be full of pooping federal employees, getting all up in people's business, as far as the eye could see. Before the white man came to these shores.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 07:52 AM (8xZLz)

126 Every time I see "black robes" in the comments my immediate reaction is "What are those Jesuits doing now?!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:52 AM (kQs4Y)

127 Off for an Easter stroll, and to purchase some coffee.

See you on the Book Thread!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:53 AM (kQs4Y)

128 I would like to sue the EPA because it takes my washing machine an hour and a half to complete a load.

.... the dishwasher takes three and a half hours, and the EPA approved detergent bleaches out all of the souvenir and novelty coffee mugs...

have to add TSP to the laundry because it is a criminal act or something to have phosphates and have detergent do what they are marketed as doing.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:55 AM (lD3vL)

129 Just checked twitter. PDT's tweets say 138 and 600. no million.

Posted by: JAS at April 21, 2019 07:57 AM (KOCKb)

130 These corridors used to be full of pooping federal employees, getting all up in people's business, as far as the eye could see. Before the white orange man came to these shores.


Slight edit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:57 AM (oVJmc)

131 I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

It's possible to keep it running for eternity by replacing the motor or belts, isn't it?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:59 AM (PN4U+)

132 Just checked twitter. PDT's tweets say 138 and 600. no million.
Posted by: JAS at April 21, 2019 07:57 AM (KOCKb)

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

He fixed it, but they are still busting on it in the replies. Original posted upthread.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 08:00 AM (ffYR/)

133 Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants to go to Sri Lanka?


https://tinyurl.com/y28rbj59


Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)



Let me guess, no idea the motive or who could be responsible and media coverage will disappear quickly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:01 AM (IM2fF)

134
Happy Easter

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:03 AM (IM2fF)

135 I would like to sue the EPA because it takes my washing machine an hour and a half to complete a load.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:45 AM (PN4U+)

And it uses so little water, nothing is truly clean. Not to mention the smell they build up that you have to get rid of with a "special" cleaning tablet.

Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 08:03 AM (cF8AT)

136 No wonder the media is worried about the Russians. The are replacing their news anchors with robots.


From Fox news:

"Alex (the robot) has caused some controversy with some viewers saying it spouts "propaganda" and is a "fake news generator." Others have mocked its slightly odd-looking appearance."

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:04 AM (UdKB7)

137 Not to mention the smell they build up that you have to get rid of with a "special" cleaning tablet.
Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 08:03 AM (cF8AT)

*fidgets*

So. Um.

You... gonna eat that special cleaning tablet? No?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (8xZLz)

138 Oops here's the link

https://tinyurl.com/y66borfo

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (UdKB7)

139 Rich Zeoli on 1210am points out often every state has its own EPA and easily could cover what the feds do. But then that's what big governments do, put layers of duplication on every job.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (BbGew)

140 Aren't our indigenous peeps really indigenous to Mongolia or something ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:07 AM (DPjeO)

141 Christ is Risen. he is risen indeed.


In following with my own tradition, I'm re-posting what I consider a moving gospel tune celebrating the Resurrection. I can never hear this song without wishing I had been there in the audience to hear it live.


The Garden Tomb - The Isaacs

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7DLSzginkic

Remove two spaces after the ?

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:09 AM (f3oO4)

142 Some people did something in Sri Lanka.

Posted by: Leonero at April 21, 2019 08:10 AM (zSLqp)

143 And put pants on.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM


The Book Thread awaits!

Posted by: The Book Thread at April 21, 2019 08:11 AM (DMUuz)

144 Let me guess, no idea the motive or who could be responsible and media coverage will disappear quickly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:01 AM (IM2fF)


Well to be fair, some people did something, so not really a big deal or actually news!

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:12 AM (f3oO4)

145 NYT OpEd? seriously?

Posted by: vivi at April 21, 2019 08:14 AM (11H2y)

146 148 NYT OpEd? seriously?
Posted by: vivi at April 21, 2019 08:14 AM (11H2y)

NYT OpEd. Yay!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:17 AM (qxAnn)

147 A Blessed Resurrection Sunday to you good people of the Horde, and continued blessings for Passover for the Jewish brethren. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

We got our first night of sleep after new puppy. I am truly blessed.

Posted by: moki at April 21, 2019 08:17 AM (mFoNl)

148 good morning horde ... Happy "Easter", or happy holy Saturday.

By our calendar JC arose on Saturday night at sunset ... died Wednesday at sunset to get the three full days (to fulfill the law and prophecies). But their days began at sunset, which is a little odd, but even now some Jews that observe the Sabbath begin that on Friday at sunset, till Saturday at sunset, as I hear it. So JC arose at the beginning of the Bible's Sunday, but almost 12 hours before the sun arose, at which point the angel said "he is not here for he is risen". So really, he was dead three days, he arose on the fourth day.


The "Easter" name supposedly appeared, somewhere in the merging with some of the pagan dogma (Ishtar, fertility, gods in human form) .. much of which is somewhat innocuous (various rituals), other parts (imo) lead to guilt trip Christianity (focus on suffering, his and ours) more than "in all things more than conqueror, abundant life" styles of Christianity.


The thing about HeIsRisen .. it is finished, payment made, no more SJW judgmental legal claims that we owe the devil "his due" in reparations and groveling, or other guilt trips. Nope .. deliverance/redemption from evil via JC. Hurray.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 08:19 AM (Cus5s)

149
*fidgets*

So. Um.

You... gonna eat that special cleaning tablet? No?
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (8xZLz)


Why I love the Horde, example 1,253, 764.

Posted by: moki at April 21, 2019 08:19 AM (mFoNl)

150 95
91 The story of Romulus, his twin brother Remus, and the founding of the

city of Rome is one of the most familiar legends about the Eternal City.



--------

Raised by wolves if I remember correctly.



Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (IDhUW)


I had an uncle named Remus, and boy could he ever tell a tale!

Posted by: Zombie Joel Chandler Harris at April 21, 2019 08:19 AM (f3oO4)

151 In other news, Hilllliary goes commando!

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 08:20 AM (RuIsu)

152 147 Let me guess, no idea the motive or who could be responsible and media coverage will disappear quickly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:01 AM (IM2fF)

Well to be fair, some people did something, so not really a big deal or actually news!
Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:12 AM


**************************


Death toll over two hundred and rising. More bombs going off too.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 08:21 AM (OFzX4)

153 From Fox news:

"Alex (the robot) has caused some controversy with some viewers saying it spouts "propaganda" and is a "fake news generator." Others have mocked its slightly odd-looking appearance."
Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:04 AM (UdKB7)


Soon to be replaced by the Telescreen which will be mandatory in all homes comrades

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (XfxTk)

154 Burger Chef

Ah, the really scary one has arrived. A great Old One from the outer cosmos.

Everyone make a saving throw for sanity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (u82oZ)

155 I don't know how it persists, but there is actually an Uncle Remus museum in Georgia.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (UdKB7)

156 142
Rich Zeoli on 1210am points out often every state has its own EPA and
easily could cover what the feds do. But then that's what big
governments do, put layers of duplication on every job.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (BbGew)


If it's not done in triplicate on similar, but slightly different, forms, it can't possibly be done correctly!

Posted by: Zombie Joel Chandler Harris at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (f3oO4)

157 Curses!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:23 AM (f3oO4)

158 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48002075

The BBC coverage of the Sri Lanka bombings has information about the people killed and the local history of violence.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:24 AM (qxAnn)

159 Bede Bede Beto!

Posted by: Robot Brian Williams at April 21, 2019 08:25 AM (UdKB7)

160 136
Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to
bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants
to go to Sri Lanka?


------------
Done by the same people responsible for an accidental a short circuit in an old building in Paris

Posted by: Anon at April 21, 2019 08:25 AM (yJy4c)

161 https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165

BBC coverage, live updates.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:27 AM (qxAnn)

162 Some people did something in Sri Lanka?

Posted by: vivi at April 21, 2019 08:28 AM (11H2y)

163 Left is already freaking out on msnbc Sunday talk shows.


I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)

164 Soon to be replaced by the Telescreen which will be mandatory in all homes comrades

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (XfxTk)


That way, you will conditioned so well to the constant propaganda feed, you won't even notice the cell phone brain implant!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (f3oO4)

165 The "Easter" name supposedly appeared, somewhere in the merging with some of the pagan dogma (Ishtar, fertility, gods in human form)


Hmm. English and German use the same word, Easter and Ostern, but all of the silly languages use Paques, Pasqua type words which are unrelated to the concept of East.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (fuK7c)

166 Hoppy Easter.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (t6MX/)

167 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)


Only a dentist would wish that on his enemies!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (f3oO4)

168 In other news, Hilllliary goes commando!
Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 08:20 AM (RuIsu)

Party time!...............

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (Z+IKu)

169 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)


Only a dentist would wish that on his enemies!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (f3oO4)

I will take that as a complimentary

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:31 AM (Y+V3r)

170 In case anyone doubts this, ATampersandT sucks maximum cock; first for cutting off my internet service (landline too but that dogshit can stay off forever); second for not having any customer service reps who don't have beaner as a first language and third for making me wait until Tuesday for them to fix their fucking problem.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:32 AM (Jp5jt)

171 A blessed Holy Day to the Horde.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 21, 2019 08:33 AM (Sf7dd)

172 AT&T also speaks goat raper as well.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 21, 2019 08:35 AM (LEHKq)

173 Officials say nine foreigners have so far been confirmed killed in the attacks. They are believed to be from the US, the UK, Netherlands and Portugal.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:35 AM (qxAnn)

174 A joyous Easter to all the Morons

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 08:35 AM (EZebt)

175 Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (OFzX4)


We be gettin' our reparations one way or another, bishes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:36 AM (f3oO4)

176 Happy Easter all! Visiting 92 year old Mom in NJ.

Posted by: Doctor Deplorable at April 21, 2019 08:37 AM (6aI1M)

177 ...I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

It's possible to keep it running for eternity by replacing the motor or belts, isn't it?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:59 AM (PN4U+)



Look up the listings for your local Speed Queen dealer. The one that supplies Laundrymats and Washeterias.

You can buy a Commercial Washer there, but without the coin-box attachment.

That'll quite literally last longer than you will on this Earth.

A close second is a Commercial Grade Maytag. You will find these *only* at the same kind of dealer that you'd find the Speed Queen. You will *not* find them at any Big Box or other retail establishment.

Enjoy a Blessed Easter!


HE, being Jesus of Nazareth, our Lord and Savior, our Deliverer, the Son of Almighty God, IS RISEN!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 08:37 AM (0Kh3z)

178 158
I don't know how it persists, but there is actually an Uncle Remus museum in Georgia.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (UdKB7)

Its in Joel Chandler Harris' old home in Eatonton. I drove by it once and started to stop but didn't.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (mpXpK)

179 I will take that as a complimentary

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:31 AM (Y+V3r)


And I hope that all get assigned to your fine dental care, I'm sure that you will know what to do!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (f3oO4)

180 I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.


They are what they have always been

Cowards

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

181 Sri Lanka -- At first I was guessing it might be some remnant of the Tamil Tigers, but they were a separatist/commie/secular group; after reading Skip's link to Geller and seeing the name of one of the suicide bombers (Abu Mohammad or somesuch), not so much.

Sounds like your regular garden variety muzzie.
Interesting sidenote from wiki on the Tamils -- They invented the suicide belt. They were also early adapters of the female suicide bomber.

Real innovators.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (Z4rgH)

182 I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

--

My dad just had to replace his 40 year old Maytag washer. Yes, 40 years old. Having just replaced our old-fashioned one, I told him to get the most basic, plain washer he could find. One where he can set his own water level. One where he can control all the things he's used to, and one that doesn't have annoying "bells and whistles" that will drive him crazy. I despise my new Maytag washer.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 21, 2019 08:39 AM (JoUsr)

183 love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.


They are what they have always been

Cowards
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

Yup. I have less respect for all bushes every day. Bastards

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:40 AM (Y+V3r)

184 Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)



The Bushes have been a treacherous clan ever since Pappy Bush's WW II service.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (f3oO4)

185 183
I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.





They are what they have always been



Cowards

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (cfSRQ)

186 Vic, how bad is your diabetes? Are you taking pills for it or just lowering carbs? Did you go to an eye doctor or retina specialist?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (Jp5jt)

187 "why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US"

Russia (RT) probably puts spin on their news, maybe as much as our MSM, but at least we get a glimpse of other news that way. Our media is on war footing .. against the sovereign peoples demanding their sovereign nation states be taken back from the globalists.

For them, every day is another glorious victory for the UN globalist freedom fighters, over the evil white Christian greedy foes. It is like WW2 propaganda, or more Orwellian maybe. Now they are trying to censor everything else, or punish those that speak up.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 08:43 AM (Cus5s)

188 188
183

I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.



They are what they have always been




Establishment Cowards



Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)



Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (cfSRQ)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:43 AM (f3oO4)

189 Fuck the Bushes. Those RINO sellouts are trash no matter what their pedigree. I'm

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:43 AM (Jp5jt)

190 188
183

I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.



They are what they have always been



Cowards



Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

---
Let's try this again...

I remember Dubya getting beaten to a pulp by the press and doing nothing about it. There was a WAR on - and still defending the cause was beneath him.

Never forget that the Bush White House did NOT dispute Rather's bogus story. Their pushback was to say "meh." Bloggers did the heavy lifting.

Now you'd think a guy who was being called a deserter during the heat of a presidential campaign with a major war hanging in the balance might rouse himself enough to defend his reputation - at least for the sake of the nation he purported to lead.

But you'd be wrong.

It's funny, though. Dems bash Bush and expect conservatives to be offended or rise to the bait as they once did. Now they agree and amplify.

Oh, Happy Easter!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:44 AM (cfSRQ)

191 Good morning. Hope everyone has a blessed day. Gorgeous weather here. Got my kiddos coming later. Life is good

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 21, 2019 08:45 AM (dUJdY)

192 All RINOs are sell out trash cocksuckers and a big shoutout to that phoney fuck romney

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:45 AM (Y+V3r)

193 193
All RINOs are sell out trash cocksuckers and a big shoutout to that phoney fuck romney

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:45 AM (Y+V3r)

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Don't mince words.

Tell us what you really think.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:46 AM (cfSRQ)

194 I read somewhere that the Notre Dame roof was laced with electric fence wire to keep birds off it. Bird crap was rotting the place...but the roof was lead tiles so that doesn't square nicely. But maybe that get up sparked a fire because of renovation disturbance.

I'm still waiting for a cogent causation.

Posted by: torabora at April 21, 2019 08:48 AM (vCRQt)

195 https://youtu.be/zvHa067zrqg

William Harris, Most Glorious Lord of Life.

Posted by: Delayna at April 21, 2019 08:48 AM (KNFU5)

196 182 Sri Lanka -- At first I was guessing it might be some remnant of the Tamil Tigers, but they were a separatist/commie/secular group; after reading Skip's link to Geller and seeing the name of one of the suicide bombers (Abu Mohammad or somesuch), not so much.

Sounds like your regular garden variety muzzie.
Interesting sidenote from wiki on the Tamils -- They invented the suicide belt.

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The one thing the muslim terrorists are best known for and they didn't even invent it.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 08:49 AM (Izzlo)

197 Rove was the architect of the cunt strategy of never firing back when attacked. Mahatma Rove.

Romney's dogshit father refused to support Goldwater in 1964 so the RINO betrayal gene is bred in the bone.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:51 AM (Jp5jt)

198 ...I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

It's possible to keep it running for eternity by replacing the motor or belts, isn't it?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:59 AM

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Look up the listings for your local Speed Queen dealer. The one that supplies Laundrymats and Washeterias.

You can buy a Commercial Washer there, but without the coin-box attachment.

That'll quite literally last longer than you will on this Earth.

A close second is a Commercial Grade Maytag. You will find these *only* at the same kind of dealer that you'd find the Speed Queen. You will *not* find them at any Big Box or other retail establishment.

Enjoy a Blessed Easter!

HE, being Jesus of Nazareth, our Lord and Savior, our Deliverer, the Son of Almighty God, IS RISEN!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 08:37 AM


What Jim said, except ...

Depending on where you live, you may not be able to buy a SpeedQueen commercial. We were going to go that route, but a dealer in Austin was fined $10K for selling a commercial washer to a private party. This apparently a big no-no, and to my understanding, a national thing. Check and see locally, but don't be surprised if you can't buy one.

We ended up with a Whirlpool that's made on the commercial manufacturing line. I can get you the model number if needed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)

199 I now call the Bushes the 'Shrubs'.
Just like Nancy Reagan did.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (hhcPO)

200 The one thing the muslim terrorists are best known for and they didn't even invent it.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 08:49 AM (Izzlo)

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During the 80s when the war was in full swing the Canadians decided to allow the Tamil Tigers refuge. It was part of Trudeaupia's cool, hip image that they were down with all the freedom fighters, man.

Same with the Sikh separatists.

So does anyone wonder why India gave the back of its hand to Justine when he wandered over there in his fancy dress?

It will be interesting when the RCAF runs out of working fighter aircraft and Trump declares a protectorate over the place.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:53 AM (cfSRQ)

201 The Republican party really needs a reset. That Priebus fella must have been working for deep state. No way are Mr. and Mrs. Mainstreet liking Romney antics. And I think that poll was cooked.

Posted by: torabora at April 21, 2019 08:53 AM (vCRQt)

202 Who knew it's easier to get a firearm than a commercial washer?

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 08:54 AM (BbGew)

203 Dude ALL polls are cooked! It just depends who the kitchen help are that the cooking goes one way or another.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 21, 2019 08:55 AM (kWa+z)

204 Mparents have a Roper washer and dryer going on 20 years. No problems. $450 for the combo.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 21, 2019 08:55 AM (LEHKq)

205 So they want to tear down the Jefferson Davis arch at Fort Monroe?


My mother was born in the Army Hospital there.

At the same time that her father was being buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 08:57 AM (cqNba)

206 203
Dude ALL polls are cooked! It just depends who the kitchen help are that the cooking goes one way or another.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 21, 2019 08:55 AM (kWa+z)

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What's strange is that the Dems go to the trouble of creating fake polls to make themselves look popular, but then turn around and treat them as authentic.

They believe their own propaganda. It's weird.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:57 AM (cfSRQ)

207 Happy happy Easter, Horde! What a joyful day!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 21, 2019 08:57 AM (AOQ4d)

208 "hmm. English and German use the same word, Easter and
Ostern, but all of the silly languages use Paques, Pasqua type words
which are unrelated to the concept of East."Posted by: Bandersnatch

I'm partly going by an old book "Babylon Mystery Religion", which the author revised at some point, deciding he was being too harsh on those that adopted some of those "pagan" traditions. But I found this link, which says even the Catholic Encyclopedia says Easter is derived fromthe pagan goddess of the dawn, Eostre.


http://www.ldolphin.org/ishtar.html

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 08:58 AM (Cus5s)

209 " Who knew it's easier to get a firearm than a commercial washer?"

Well....duh!

Posted by: B'More at April 21, 2019 08:58 AM (cqNba)

210 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)

===

Boils?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 08:58 AM (EZebt)

211 Priebus and that scrunt lawyer sold PDT down the river

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 09:00 AM (Y+V3r)

212 He is Risen!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:00 AM (dm05u)

213 Books up

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (mpXpK)

214 210 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)

Ain't no Tartar like Old Testament Tartar

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (dm05u)

215 ...We ended up with a Whirlpool that's made on the commercial manufacturing line. I can get you the model number if needed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)



I'm running a 20 year(ish) old Maytag Commercial that simply refuses to quit.

Didn't know that about the Speed Queen restriction.

Guar-an-damn-tee-ya though, that such is null and void on a slightly *used* product. No way the factory can enforce distributor contract on those.

And seriously, a COB needs to post your Commercial Whirlpool model number in the sidebar FAQs. 'Cause this subject tends to come up, time to time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (0Kh3z)

216 Local news has the lede for the Sri Lanka bombing attacks.


'Several" people dead.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 09:02 AM (cqNba)

217 Local news has the lede for the Sri Lanka bombing attacks.

'Several" people dead.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 09:02 AM (cqNba)

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207 and climbing dead. Over 600 more and climbing injured. But, they are just Christians, so why worry?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (ffYR/)

218 But I found this link, which says even the Catholic Encyclopedia says Easter is derived fromthe pagan goddess of the dawn, Eostre.


Interesting. Goddess of Dawn brings the concept of East into it, Easter, Ostern.

I looked up all of the Pasqua versions of the word, they come from Passover.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:06 AM (fuK7c)

219 Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (BbGew)

Looks like radicals taking over (don't they always?). Especially since the headline was claiming the riots were due to anger over donations to Notre Dame rebuilding because that was against the protesters' "Anti-wealth message". Anti-wealth certainly wasn't the message of the original protesters.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (eljor)

220 If a banker was on trial for embezzlement, would a potential juror, who the banker just turned down for a loan, be allowed to sit on the jury ??

Now, why in the hell did Rosencunt pick Mueller ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (DPjeO)

221 But I found this link, which says even the Catholic Encyclopedia says Easter is derived fromthe pagan goddess of the dawn, Eostre.

Given that Eostre is only once mentioned in the original sources, and that in a Christian hymn dating to the 11th century (several hundred years after Christianization), I think that the existence of a goddess named "Eostre" is highly debatable.

No Norse equivalent, no mention in Tacitus.....

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 21, 2019 09:10 AM (bZ7mE)

222 215 ...We ended up with a Whirlpool that's made on the commercial manufacturing line. I can get you the model number if needed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)

I've got a Whirlpool duet steam model and while it works well most of the time, it has a glitch in a moisture sensor which is a problem

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 09:14 AM (DPjeO)

223 220
If a banker was on trial for embezzlement, would a potential juror, who
the banker just turned down for a loan, be allowed to sit on the jury ??



Now, why in the hell did Rosencunt pick Mueller ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (DPjeO)

Depends on the prosecutor during voir dare.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:15 AM (mpXpK)

224 We have a new GE, it has all that water saving thing but I put it on super load no matter how much I put in it.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (BbGew)

225 I'm convinced Rosenstein is as much of the problem as anyone, he just plays both sides of the fence better.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (BbGew)

226 "I looked up all of the Pasqua versions of the word, they come from Passover."Posted by: Bandersnatch


right ... Easter is in the Bible once, but it should be translated "passover". Hard to say how they came up with "Easter", but sunrise services are common, and the linking of the bunny and fertility pretty undeniable (we old people had those little baskets with bright green fake grass, and chocolate bunnies). Much of the symbolism is not in the Bible, but adopted and merged from somewhere. Just which ancient tradition found its way into "TheChurch" is pretty convoluted, with nobody wanting to claim them adopted anything "pagan".


The fight over symbolism is rather important, imo. Culture wars and all that. JC was "our passover" lamb forever, so changing the name led to confusion, and maybe watering down of the truth.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:25 AM (Cus5s)

227 Oh, I think the symbolism is baked in. Spring is the time of rebirth, so you have a rebirth ceremony around the equinox.

Midwinter gives hope when the days start to get long again, so you have a birth ceremony around he solstice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (fuK7c)

228 "155 I don't know how it persists, but there is actually an Uncle Remus museum in Georgia.
Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (UdKB7)"

Also the Wren House in Atlanta, but I don't know if it's still open.

Posted by: Delayna at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (KNFU5)

229 "... the existence of a goddess named "Eostre" is highly debatable
No Norse equivalent, no mention in Tacitus....Posted by: Grey Fox

I only heard of that (or remembered it due to searches) in the last few minutes. What can be said for sure, is somehow Passover got changed to Easter, when "Passover" would carry much more biblical meaning.


Maybe it is as simple as my last link claimed, and more of a political/marketing argument. The Catholic church found it useful to keep celebrating HeIsRisen on Sundays, which is pragmatic. But that was not always the real Passover day. So they changed the name ... but why to "Easter"?


Where did the bunnies and eggs come from, if not from the conveniently analogous spring festivals and fertility? (and the winter solstice festival with the trees, JC was born around September, no special festival called for for his birth). I think our own current commie march through America demonstrates how easily liberty minded cultures get infiltrated by the ever present evils. So Pope Benedict made the point of "holy Saturday", perhaps to resist that problem.


But the base message is retained ... He Is Risen.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (Cus5s)

230 "Oh, I think the symbolism is baked in. Spring is the time of rebirth, so you have a rebirth ceremony around the equinox."Posted by: Bandersnatch

baked into pagan religions which are based more on nature/impulse. Keeping the natural man tendencies OUT of Christian doctrine is the battle/contest.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (Cus5s)

231 Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (Cus5s)

Sukkot, Feast of Booths/Tabernacles is in the fall and remembers when God was visibly with the Children of Israel in the desert. It is considered a good possibility for the physical coming of "God with us".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2019 10:12 AM (eljor)

232 229 Where did the bunnies and eggs come from, if not
from the conveniently analogous spring festivals and fertility? (and the
winter solstice festival with the trees, JC was born around September,
no special festival called for for his birth). I think our own current
commie march through America demonstrates how easily liberty minded
cultures get infiltrated by the ever present evils. So Pope Benedict
made the point of "holy Saturday", perhaps to resist that problem.


But the base message is retained ... He Is Risen.


Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (Cus5s)

The bunnies and eggs are said to be a Germanic tradition.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 10:14 AM (mpXpK)

233 Doubtful that Sri Lanka was the Tamil Tigers if there was any doubt. There is a radical Moslem terrorist group in Sri Lanka...

According to AFP, an alert was sent out on April 11 by Sri Lankan Police Chief Pujuth Jayasundara, stating: "A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NJT (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo."

The outlet adds that the NJT is "a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka." The information regarding the terrorism warning allegedly comes from "documents seen by" the news agency.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 10:45 AM (Dh1wo)

234 Alot of Sri Lanka coverage here. Warning: graphic photos of the aftermath.

https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/
1119983005941010437

Also shows MFM crap about the terrorist attacks too.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 11:24 AM (Dh1wo)

235 The irritating part about Sri Lanka is how the government is cracking down on social media to prevent "fake news." Practically they're forcing people to use the overloaded phone network just to see if relatives are alive. But hey, what does it matter when they need to defend terrorist overlords?

Posted by: trev006 at April 21, 2019 11:30 AM (pZ+Vo)

236
Tater is calling PDT a liar for tweeting about casualty numbers that haven't been confirmed yet by #FakeNews.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 21, 2019 12:07 PM (PtOP4)

237 The use of "digital" electronics is actually ruining appliances from a reliability standpoint. To lower costs the low voltage digital brains are not well protected from the surges and transients that appear on home power lines.

The brains fail after a few years of use and there is no off switch in the traditional sense. The controls are always powered-up to some degree.

I work with microprocessors every day. My appliances that use a timer all have "old-fashion" synchronous motors with cams. Older refrigerators used a cam timer for the defrost cycle. Now they use a digital board that cost about $5 (installed cost $200+) and they die all the time. Landfills are getting full of appliances with $5 failures that are perfectly functional mechanically.

The second order effect is, what quality of mechanicals are you going to use with something that's going to shit the bed in three years anyway. Crappy pumps, second rate gaskets and belts, self tapping screws in high vibration environments.....So the weak link drives the level of quality down.

Cheapness galore. And the units are more expensive but they have to have the hype to sell it. Except the new rent-seeking performance certification are all in with driving the market based on some BS authority they have falsly urserped for themselves.

Kind of like having GHG/CAFE Standards for your toaster. Absurd.

It is worth it to hunt down quality used appliances that have been looked over. There is a used appliance place in my town that does a real good business , partly due to folks growing awareness of the issues of living your Robot Life fantasies, The guys there don't have to sell, so they are the ones that do the actual repair and refurbish.They are extremely knowledgeable about the issues.
Sad because they are one generation away from extinction. They will be found next to the TV repairman in the technology hall of shame.

I am far from a neo-Luddite. It's not the visual aesthetics that appeal to me, it's the economics of quality in design and manufacture.

Rant off. Sorry, this is one of my pet peeves.

Obviously.

Posted by: pawn at April 21, 2019 12:19 PM (dPTGY)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (4/20/19)

happy-hour-20170209-115.jpg


***


The Saturday Night Joke

I was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching my wife, Beverly, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off I asked what she’d like to have for her birthday.

‘I’d like to be eight again’, she replied, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, I arose early, made her a nice Big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! I put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was. Five hours later we staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down

I then took her to a McDonald’s and ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure!

Finally, she wobbled home and collapsed into bed exhausted.

I leaned over my wife & with a big smile lovingly asked, ‘Well Dear, what was it like being eight again?

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. ‘I meant my dress size, you idiot!!!!’

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

***


A simpler time............Advertising you will NEVER see again.


***


OK, Lent is over and Easter is tomorrow. But for you Catholics planning on next year's Lenten meals, Muskrat is for you!!!

Luckily for the Catholics in Detroit, we here at WU have their muskrat-cooking needs covered, having previously posted the recipe for Cream of Muskrat Casserole, as well as how to find the full cookbook Recipes for cooking muskrat meat.


Another reason to remain Lutheran.


***


First of all I have boots older than these kids.Roadies and the #MeToo Movement.


***


As ever, The ONT is looking out for you How to perfectly reheat pizza.

It doesn't involve a microwave or eating it cold.


***


George Washington, The Father of Our Country and quite the whiskey man.

You can still buy a bottle of small-batch whiskey at a re-creation of one of the largest whiskey distilleries of the late-18th century United States. Even better, it was owned by George Washington, the only Founding Father who, when he wasn’t building a nation, was trying to lift its spirits.

Immensely popular during its time, Washington’s distillery was located three miles from his estate in Mount Vernon. Records show that it produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, the year of his death. It also produced such delights as peach and persimmon brandy. The distillery was destroyed in a fire in 1814, but resurrected in 2007, and today, conducts tours and whiskey tastings.


***


No word if Yoko attended The Annual Sasquatch Calling Festival In Whitehall, New York


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The ONT Musical Interlude



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Once again, Florida Man is our Genius Award Winner.

Authorities in Florida are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the naked burglar struck the stand at Fischer Field in Dunedin almost two weeks ago.

Deputies say the burglar stole cameras and a cash box with $250 inside, and he caused $5,000 in damage.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Easter Baskets.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire, AceCorp, LLC and their legal team of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, S.C.

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1 No you're China.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

2 I should be in bed by now

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 09:59 PM (BbGew)

3 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:00 PM (CLcKT)

4 Hello, Happy Easter Eve!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:02 PM (PN4U+)

5 BACON!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:02 PM (Y4EXg)

6 Thanks for the Easter basket idea!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:04 PM (UUBmN)

7 Those bloody Mary's look yummy!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:05 PM (UUBmN)

8 Y'know... The Night Nurse here is going to discover that I'm in the possession of a contraban internet-enabled device some day... I think she's on to me...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:05 PM (CLcKT)

9 All the real power rests with the Lard Information Council.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 10:05 PM (kQs4Y)

10 I'm cooking Sunday lunch tomorrow. I hope nobody gets food poisoning.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:06 PM (PN4U+)

11 Happy easter everyone!

MisHum, is that a Bacon Mary I see at the top pic?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 10:06 PM (miE9U)

12 I would never allow anyone to put bacon in my Appletini.

Posted by: Rear Adm. Bill "Cucky" Kristol at April 20, 2019 10:07 PM (lnki2)

13 The recipe for Muskrat Casserole is putatively for Catholics, but it uses Cream of Mushroom soup, a.k.a. "Lutheran Binder".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 10:08 PM (kQs4Y)

14 Cannot believe I read the content.

*bangs head*

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (13CQC)

15 Is the Muskrat fresh or canned?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (PN4U+)

16 I'm ubiquitous.

Posted by: Florida Man at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (EgshT)

17
Is the Muskrat fresh or canned?

Posted by: ALH
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Unknown but certainly non-GMO and gluten free.

Therefore - healthy!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)

18 ALH, gotta be fresh of course.

Once you've tasted the incredible flavor of muskrat, you'll never go back to traditional red meat again! It's muskrat love!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (miE9U)

19 I'll probably make steaks. I've been staying in ketosis but I've started to eat too much so...plateau. I've been walking 2-4 miles a days which makes me hungrier. Ugh!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (UUBmN)

20 Unknown but certainly non-GMO and gluten free.

Therefore - healthy!!
Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)

How much sodium?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (PN4U+)

21 Those bloody Mary's look yummy!

They sure do! Now I am craving one!

Great joke MH.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

22

Mayor Pete will go on the cruise.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM (aKsyK)

23 ...*bangs head*

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (13CQC)




Heavy Metal thread!

*turns up to eleventy*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, tx

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM (0Kh3z)

24 It's muskrat love!
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (miE9U)

Well, there's somebody for everybody.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:13 PM (PN4U+)

25 whats the over/under that Mueller would still be in business if the GOP would have retained the house ?

maybe a lock

Posted by: REDACTED at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (DPjeO)

26 Did Ian Hunter call his band Mott the Hoople to distinguish it from other bands called Mott?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (lnki2)

27 13 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

I would say cream of mushroom soup is the base for 40% of upper Midwest and Prairie State's cooking. Even with Presbyterians.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (u82oZ)

28 Lin-duh I just started walking again this week. It's been 3 years. I never thought I would be able to again but good Lord it felt great! These new shoes have been a blessing.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

29 hahahaha I love those Easter Baskets in the last picture. and the look on those kids' faces

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (xIKXj)

30 I tried that Ace of Spades taco, without the tortilla, at Torchy's Tacos today. It was great and huge. I will get the diablo sauce on the side next time...it was SPICY! I also added avocado to it. It's on the "secret menu".

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (UUBmN)

31 George Washington, The Father of Our Country and quite the whiskey man.

You can still buy a bottle of small-batch whiskey at a re-creation of one of the largest whiskey distilleries of the late-18th century United States. Even better, it was owned by George Washington, the only Founding Father who, when he wasn't building a nation, was trying to lift its spirits.

Immensely popular during its time, Washington's distillery was located three miles from his estate in Mount Vernon. Records show that it produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, the year of his death. It also produced such delights as peach and persimmon brandy. The distillery was destroyed in a fire in 1814, but resurrected in 2007, and today, conducts tours and whiskey tastings.

--No offense, MisHum, but this is not only common knowledge, but canon among the Horde.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (XAYDB)

32 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (JFzNN)

33 I'll probably lose my my grounds privileges for, like, an entire month...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (CLcKT)

34 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 10:16 PM (ycWCI)

35 If you put the red nose on Nancypants, she would look like a clown more than anyone I can think of

Posted by: REDACTED at April 20, 2019 10:16 PM (DPjeO)

36 These new shoes have been a blessing.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

Do you have trouble with your feet? One of my mother's friends had bad arthritis in her feet. She had to wear expensive orthopedic shoes that were custom made for her.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:16 PM (PN4U+)

37 Jewells,
Good for you! What type of shoes? I wear Altra's.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (UUBmN)

38 Unknown but certainly non-GMO and gluten free.



Therefore - healthy!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)



How much sodium?

Posted by: ALH

----


Had my annual physical early this week. Lost 40 pounds since last time he measured. BP way down and off meds. Blood glucose way down. Good/bad cholesterol within the norm. Doc asked what I was doing and I started to tell him low carb/Keto/Intermittent fasting and I could tell he wasn't receptive at all. He told me to go back to my standard American diet because Keto bad or something.

Time for a new Doc.


Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (Y4EXg)

39 Jewells, what kind of shoes did you get?

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (xIKXj)

40 Did Ian Hunter call his band Mott the Hoople to distinguish it from other bands called Mott?
Posted by: Cicero

He was threatened by Big Apple Juice.

Posted by: Miklos, ever alert at April 20, 2019 10:18 PM (QzkSJ)

41 lind-duh, you and i owe each other . . .some celery?

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:18 PM (xIKXj)

42 Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (Y4EXg)

Congratulations on the weight loss! That's terrific!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (PN4U+)

43 Mayor Pete will go on the cruise.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM


I'd read that Mayor Pete has challenged people to think of the gheyest thing they could concieve, and stated that he was even gheyer than that!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)

44 Dramarama's cover

https://youtu.be/mgjxr4MHcQs

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (XAYDB)

45
I don't know who this chick is, but the DM says she has a peach posterior, one of my favorites DM phrases:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6942735

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (NMAzL)

46 Booknlass,
I'd prefer asparagus myself...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (UUBmN)

47 Drove to Topeka Friday night. Lines of smoke, and as darkness fell, orange flames peppered the horizon as farmers burn their fields to keep the cedar trees out. Eye catching.

Orange sparks were wafting skyward as part of the Spring tradition here.

In the daytime, the burned earth is rejuvenated by the fire. In less than a week, green shoots appear. These grasses have increased nitrogen levels, and make better forage for Angus.

So fires in Kansas leads to better steaks. Ta Da!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

48 They are Brooks. My daughter bought a pair and I tried them on and they felt great. So I shelled out $150 and not a bit sorry. I paid as much for Vionics which are supposed to be great and I couldn't wear them. I have arthritis in both feet but my right one is the worse. These are like walking on air. So comfortable.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

49 Some inspirational and aspirational cakes for Easter:

https://www.cakewrecks.com/

And this GoT dinner party is really on point:

https://www.epbot.com/2019/04/ we-went-to-epic-game-of-thrones-dinner.html

Check out the Ned Heads on Pikes cake pops!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 10:20 PM (kQs4Y)

50 then asparagus it will be!

congratulations, Tonypete

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:20 PM (xIKXj)

51 25
whats the over/under that Mueller would still be in business if the GOP would have retained the house ?



maybe a lock

Posted by: REDACTED at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (DPjeO)

Who are we to interfere with a credible Democrat investigation of an elected President not named Jeb. After all, Beria established the requirements for determining crime.

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 10:21 PM (f3oO4)

52 They are Brooks. My daughter bought a pair and I tried them on and they felt great. So I shelled out $150 and not a bit sorry. I paid as much for Vionics which are supposed to be great and I couldn't wear them. I have arthritis in both feet but my right one is the worse. These are like walking on air. So comfortable.
Posted by: Jewells45
----
You get what you pay for with good shoes. I've learned that lesson the hard way. Cheap shoes will ruin your feet.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)

53 I don't know who this chick is, but the DM says she has a peach posterior, one of my favorites DM phrases:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6942735

-
CNN may have betrayed, but the Daily Mail is on our side.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (+y/Ru)

54 Just took a spin through the pet thread, so sorry for you loss mishum.

Posted by: betty at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (aUHJk)

55 Cats are restless because Mommy (and her daughter) was gone most of the day. And Pooky is too (forgot to take his meds). Pookette,within two minutes of getting back into the house, launched into Pooky's chair and spilled Mt Dew all over the white carpet.

Why do I do these Girls' Day Out things again?!

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 20, 2019 10:24 PM (XKZwp)

56
Kirsten Gilibrand hangs out with a drag queen and lets him wear one of her dresses. The drag queen does indeed wear it better:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943123

If you think this is asinine, you ain't seen nothing yet and this motley crew of Dems gets to going on the campaign trail. They are all gonna try to out-gay and out-tranny each other.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:24 PM (NMAzL)

57 The only flip flops I can wear are Clarks. Very comfy and good arch support.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

58 publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

That is a peachy posterior. She is one well-toned model. She seems bendy as well.

And someone is already tired of her attitude.

If I was single, and went out with her, well, a big finish would be the lead on my obituary.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (u82oZ)

59 The cleaning supplies Easter baskets say good parenting, yet at the same time... the childhood obesity says extremely poor parenting.

Posted by: Hey Arnold! at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (VB3qu)

60 Heavy Metal thread!

*turns up to eleventy*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, tx
Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM (0Kh3z)

Megadeth is playing at a venue 1.5 miles from my house in August. It will be the first concert I've been to since my daughter was born 15 years ago. Can't wait to see all us old white guys and gals trying not to break a hip in the pit.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (VJBq9)

61 That Easter Basket picture is hilarious, MisHum!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (PN4U+)

62 I can wear olukai and fitflops.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (UUBmN)

63
Peachy posterior. Pert posterior. Things that will never be said about Brie Larson.

I watched those sidebar interviews with her. What a bitch.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:27 PM (NMAzL)

64 Those can openers in the first ad picture -- anybody except me remember them being called "church keys"?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:28 PM (ebZss)

65 Misanthropic Humanitarian

I am sending that Easter basket picture to a few moms I know. Thanks.

And my condolences on your loss with regards to Darbie, your wonderful Irish Setter. May her memory always shine.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

66 I don't mean to brag, but I have some Clarke's flip flops I bought in 2005 and they still fit!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:28 PM (PN4U+)

67 So far Hays, KS seems to be a not awful place to be stranded until Monday when the van can be repaired.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (eljor)

68 I saw Megadeth they were awesome.

Posted by: Ha at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (MAstk)

69 Ladies, if you wear Brooks shoes def check amazon and Zappos and shoebuy.com. I have found great deals on Brooks on these sites and will buy as many pairs as I can. I am a fan of the Brooks Ghost line.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (kWa+z)

70 aw, sorry about your sweet dogged, Mis. Hum.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (xIKXj)

71 53 I don't know who this chick is, but the DM says she has a peach posterior, one of my favorites DM phrases:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6942735

-
CNN may have betrayed, but the Daily Mail is on our side.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (+y/Ru)

--Related to Lionel/Nicole Richie?

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (XAYDB)

72
Speaking of sidebars, the Daily Mail's is the best. T&A galore. It's called "Femail".

Miley got mixed up and called it the "Shemale sidebar".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (NMAzL)

73 Who are we to interfere with a credible Democrat investigation of an elected President not named Jeb. After all, Beria established the requirements for determining crime.

-
Ari Fleischer
@AriFleischer
POTUS should declare victory and move on. Let the conspiracy theory Ds walk the impeachment plank. They'll divide. POTUS should rise above and do his job.

-
Yeah, Ari, we can either sit here and dwell on who lied about who but, especially this time of year, we should bend over and spread the other cheek.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (+y/Ru)

74 Lard's due for a comeback. I cook with it a lot. It smells like lard when you're cooking, but the food won't taste of it. Crisps things up nicely.

Beef tallow is nice for pan-fried burgers, and it is just amazing for any form of fried potato. There's a reason McDonald's used it until the Hindus got upset.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (ed8K1)

75 Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (kWa+z)

Good to know! I bought mine at Dick's ( I know, I know) but they are the only place that sells them here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

76 Don't Brooks run narrow?

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (UUBmN)

77 There is a bar in Wisconsin named Sobelman*s that make bloody Mary*s that come with a buffet attached. Someday I want to go and try their offerings.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (kWa+z)

78 67 So far Hays, KS seems to be a not awful place to be stranded until Monday when the van can be repaired.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (eljor)

--Hayes, not Hays

(only know because Best Man to Hayes State grad)

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (XAYDB)

79
Oh, Zettai, you dig the skinny little spinner chicks. Here's one for you from the Femail sidebar:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6940199

Suki Waterhouse is her name. Hmmmm. That would be a good name for a pee-whore.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (NMAzL)

80 Where does one buy beef tallow.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (UUBmN)

81 Posted by: Ha at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (MAstk)

Saw them open for Maiden in 88 or 89 in East Troy Wisconsin. It was one hell of a good show.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (VJBq9)

82 Posted by: betty at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (aUHJk)

Thank you Betty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (aA3+G)

83 Polliwog the 'Ette

Are you traveling East on I-70? Because Hayes is only 3.5 hours from me. A chip shot by Kansas standards.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

84 Not sure about that Bloody Mary. I'm sure I would enjoy it, but when you have to load up your drink (or your hot dog!) with a bunch of unrelated crap, is your drink actually good, or are you covering?

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (ed8K1)

85 Mott the Hoople got their name from a novel by Willard Manus . a favorite of their producer...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (o1fzk)

86 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (XAYDB)

Where should I send your refund?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

87 --No offense, MisHum, but this is not only common knowledge, but canon among the Horde.
Posted by: logprof


Eh, we need to restate things for the newbies and lurkers once in a while.

Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (P1f+c)

88 Lard's due for a comeback. I cook with it a lot. It
smells like lard when you're cooking, but the food won't taste of it.
Crisps things up nicely.

Posted by: Splunge
-----Word. And Keto friendly ftw.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (Y4EXg)

89 Academy Sports has Brooks. My wife likes them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (u82oZ)

90 Well, I busted my ass today. Layed 3 bags of mulch, planted some zinnias, cleaned off the deck, planted more bulbs (begonias.. they're gonna be beautiful) made some jewelry, took pics of said jewelry, cleaned entire upstairs and loaded 4 boxes of stuff for Goodwill.

I'm fucking pooped ya'll. See ya in the morning. Happy Easter. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

91 Lin-duh Brooks does come in wides if you need it. I have a pretty wide foot and they fit me fine.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (kWa+z)

92 Quarks got their name from one of James Joyce's incomprehensible novels.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (ed8K1)

93 Goodnight jewels!

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (kWa+z)

94 Good night, Jewells45 .

Sweet dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (u82oZ)

95 Saw them open for Maiden in 88 or 89 in East Troy Wisconsin. It was one hell of a good show.
Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher
----
Saw Maiden a few years back....horrible show. The lead singer would sing a few bars and then for a while disappear. Repeated this the whole, very short show. Total waste of money!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (UUBmN)

96 I'll take the bacon and leave the beverage.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

97 So, NaCly drove to Topeka on Friday and yet...

Polli stranded in Hays and this is the first I hear of it...

Fine.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (E9vLe)

98 Sad I missed the movie thread, I watched the side bar Soft Cheese/Hemsworth interview. He came across soooo badly. Totally cringey for sure. Neither Thor nor Rodey looked comfortable with her.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (IDhUW)

99 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6940199
Suki Waterhouse is her name. Hmmmm. That would be a good name for a pee-whore.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM


Thanks, publius! You know my tastes well...

Suki looks absolutely adorable... And fit, too!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (CLcKT)

100
I've gone back to Brooks as well. Runner's World used to do these shoe reviews back in the '80s, and IIRC, there was some scandal where Brooks was always coming in #1 on all the tests.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (NMAzL)

101 And those drinks look excellent!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (IDhUW)

102 Night Jewells.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (ffYR/)

103 Quarks got their name from one of James Joyce's incomprehensible novels.
Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (ed8K1)


Interesting. Actually I understand quarks, muons, and leptons much more than any single paragraph of Joyce's.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (aS1PU)

104 Suki Waterhouse is her name.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear


So, when the Daily Mail says "extreme side-boob", they mean "showing a bit of side-nipple"?

Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (P1f+c)

105 Hey teej ~ hi again!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (IDhUW)

106 >>Son of Sam the Butcher


Congrats on surviving the arm pit known as Alpine Valley

Fucking dump

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

107
Consider this: assuming that it likely no longer exists, someone once served as the last head of the Lard Information Council ... do you think that they included that fact in their obituary?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2019 10:38 PM (80Uh3)

108 98 Sad I missed the movie thread, I watched the side bar Soft Cheese/Hemsworth interview. He came across soooo badly. Totally cringey for sure. Neither Thor nor Rodey looked comfortable with her.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (IDhUW)

SHE!!! Not he!

Although I suppose she can identify as she chooses.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:39 PM (IDhUW)

109
Greetings fappers and fappees.
I just got in from my gig and boy are my arms tired. Not really, but I still can't think of a good joke for that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:39 PM (HaL55)

110 86 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (XAYDB)

Where should I send your refund?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

87 --No offense, MisHum, but this is not only common knowledge, but canon among the Horde.
Posted by: logprof

Eh, we need to restate things for the newbies and lurkers once in a while.
Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (P1f+c)

-- ^^^


Oh, and Mis Hum, please credit my Cardboard Member account.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:40 PM (XAYDB)

111 > You get what you pay for with good shoes. I've learned that lesson the hard way. Cheap shoes will ruin your feet.

Yep. And cheap mattresses can screw up your whole body. Never cheap out on shoes or mattresses.

BUT... you do have to keep in mind that while cheap shoes and mattresses are crap, expensive shoes and mattresses aren't necessarily good. You have to do your research to determine whether the high price is due to their actual quality or simply due to trendiness.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (0OWcv)

112 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (XAYDB)

Nope, this one doesn't have an e. Apparently there *is* the one you're thinking of, but I have no idea where it is. This is a small town (but big enough to have a Walmart and Toyota dealership) west of Salina.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (eljor)

113 Evenin' Horde, and Happy Easter!

My secret for reheating pizza - toss a few slices on the rack of a cold oven, and preheat to 350. By the time the oven is preheated, the pizza's good to go!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (8g9zh)

114 Jewells, what kind of shoes did you get?

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (xIKXj)
---
ones with souls, i hope.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (ER1jH)

115 Cold leftover pizza -- best breakfast evah!!!!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (ebZss)

116 Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

Looked it up. The Lard Information Council and that ad are spoofs created by a member of the Active Low Carbers forum back in 2012.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (u82oZ)

117

Don't breathe cheap air.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (aKsyK)

118 Did someone say lard?

Posted by: Tater Seltzer at April 20, 2019 10:43 PM (EgshT)

119 111 Yep. And cheap mattresses can screw up your whole body. Never cheap out on shoes or mattresses.

BUT... you do have to keep in mind that while cheap shoes and mattresses are crap, expensive shoes and mattresses aren't necessarily good. You have to do your research to determine whether the high price is due to their actual quality or simply due to trendiness. Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (0OWcv)


This is nothing but the truth. But one could add: or due to people trying to fool you that they are selling something high-quality.

Next time you're in the market for a mattress, I highly recommend reading what the mattress geeks (yes, of course those exist) at the mattress underground forum have to say.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:43 PM (ed8K1)

120 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

Yes, east on I-70 and it looks like the front right wheel-bearing is going out. Very rough ride and then warning messages. Hot wheel center.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (eljor)

121 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:40 PM (XAYDB)


Credit is in the mail

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

122 Don't breathe cheap air.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (aKsyK)


I only breathe Perriair.

Posted by: President Scroon at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aS1PU)

123 92 Quarks got their name from one of James Joyce's incomprehensible novels.
Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (ed8K1)

--James Joyce penned "Golden Hair"

https://youtu.be/mzWuok7EyjA

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (XAYDB)

124 Funny, I just started cooking with lard.

Posted by: t-bird at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (xSo9G)

125 Hiya AK.
And this time I'm not over 100 comments getting back to ya.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (E9vLe)

126 Scroob, dammit, Scroob

Posted by: President Scroon at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aS1PU)

127 103 Interesting. Actually I understand quarks, muons, and leptons much more than any single paragraph of Joyce's.
Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (aS1PU)


I was going to say "that's because they actually make sense," but then I remembered the two-slit experiment.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (ed8K1)

128 This beef tallow, where does one get it?

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

129 Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (E9vLe)

It was midnight when I drove through the other direction Sunday/Monday.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (eljor)

130 I completely agree on the cheap shoes/mattress thing. We bought a mattress from Art Van almost 2 years ago. It was around 3k on sale. It is STILL the most comfortable bed i have ever slept in.
I have been a Brooks shoe fan since the 80s, they have always been awesome for my feet/gait.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (kWa+z)

131 Don't breathe cheap air.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (aKsyK)


I only breathe Perriair.
Posted by: President Scroon at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aS1PU)

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

Sod off, ya poser!

Posted by: President Skroob at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (8g9zh)

132 Polliwog the 'Ette

The local Sternberg Museum of Natural History is interesting. If you like dinosaurs, that is.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

133
Way back when I was just starting out in machine shops, we'd mix some lard in with our cutting oil. It worked great for tapping threads in holes and you'd rarely break a tap off inside when you used it.

You didn't want to break a tap off inside a threaded hole. Took forever to remove it and the foreman would remember that forever. And by "forever" I mean "come time to pass out raises."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (HaL55)

134 I worked backstage at a conert arena until about a year and a half ago.

Although they might not be getting groupies the way they did in the past, the groupie culture is far from dead. It's actually most apprent in the hip hop/ rap culture; after a show, it's basically a freaking plethora of scantaily clad women who are guests of the band. Whores on parade.


Also... 29 olds are not the ones to ask about groupie procurement. Ask the bands tour manager. Or maybe even the stage manager. Most of those guys are over 35. They are they ones who have direct contact with the band, rather than some 29 year old who is somewhat new on the crew.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (TYC2c)

135 > but then I remembered the two-slit experiment.

The Two-Slit Experiment was a classic porn movie, right?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (0OWcv)

136 Broke my heart when the local Mexican restaurants quit frying everything in lard. Haven't had a decent puffy taco in many, many moons.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (ebZss)

137 128 This beef tallow, where does one get it?
Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)


I don't have a better answer than "the internet," but that's where I found what I thought was 5 lbs of it, and, when it arrived, it was 5 gallons. I spent a day messily scooping it into various containers for the freezer, but later I read you can just store it at room temperature.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (ed8K1)

138 125 Hiya AK.
And this time I'm not over 100 comments getting back to ya.
Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (E9vLe)
----
Been fishing? Have a gig this weekend?

I started work on "new" kitchen cabinets for my rental that is tenantless at the moment.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (IDhUW)

139 I saw Two-Slit Experiment open for Thread the Hole at Hammerjacks back in '87.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (kQs4Y)

140 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019

That was the only place that had summer shows around here back then. Soldier field maybe? Even back then we avoided the shithole known as Chicago.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (VJBq9)

141 Every year Mohammed wanted Aisha to be 8 again too.

Posted by: ... at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (uEbPt)

142 Polliwog the 'Ette

You want me to meet you for dinner in Manhattan, my treat, as long as it's not too expensive?

I am booked Monday for lunch.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

143 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

The Kidlets and I have been noticing that *every* town in Kansas has a museum.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (eljor)

144 Nope, this one doesn't have an e. Apparently there *is* the one you're thinking of, but I have no idea where it is. This is a small town (but big enough to have a Walmart and Toyota dealership) west of Salina.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (eljor)


--So KS has a Hays and a Hayes?

Yeesh.


Trivia: VA used to have a town named Odd and a town named Ordinary.

Ordinary remains.

[thinks of how to tuck this factoid into novel]

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (XAYDB)

145 > Broke my heart when the local Mexican restaurants quit frying everything in lard.

I use nothing but lard in my FryGranpappy deep fryer, and it is awesome.

Most larger supermarkets still carry lard, but sometimes you have to look around to find it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (0OWcv)

146
The Scout troop conducted our annual food drive for a local food bank today from 8:00 to 4:00. We have done it on the Saturday before Easter for nearly a decade now. Folks are quite supportive and we usually deliver a hefty load of foodstuffs and funds to the food bank.

It isn't until the evening that I realize that spending eight hours standing up makes for a long and tiring day. G'night, all!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (80Uh3)

147 Broke my heart when the local Mexican restaurants quit frying everything in lard. Haven't had a decent puffy taco in many, many moons.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (ebZss)


This is the truth.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (aS1PU)

148 #Kateurday Happy Easter ONT Compliance Video

https://tinyurl.com/yyznmwsl

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (0Ntuf)

149 I don't have a better answer than "the internet," but that's where I found what I thought was 5 lbs of it, and, when it arrived, it was 5 gallons. I spent a day messily scooping it into various containers for the freezer, but later I read you can just store it at room temperature.
Posted by: Splunge
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Too funny! Sounds like something that would happen to me. My husband suggested I make some pemmican to take backpacking and I believe it's just dried meat and tallow.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:51 PM (UUBmN)

150 Proper English would be, "Eaten again."

Posted by: davidt at April 20, 2019 10:51 PM (T9ePH)

151 Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (VJBq9)

So a cheesehead?

I've been there a number of times. What's a guy gonna do to catch an act he wants to see?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:52 PM (aA3+G)

152 Good night Krebs

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (IDhUW)

153
I worked backstage at a conert arena until about a year and a half ago.

I read that roadie post. I can't say I'm at all disappointed with the kids vs groupies scene today from reading that. It's about time some sanity was returned to the rock scene. Maybe hope isn't lost on the newer generation after all.

And that one line "Can you imagine Keith Richards having secks today?" No, thank goodness. I can't. We do really need to start thinking more seriously about the world we're going to leave for him, tho'.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (HaL55)

154 145 -- I have a Super Mercado Nuestra Familia a few blocks away. Huge stacks of both one pound blocks and five pound tube of lard.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (ebZss)

155 Wasn't lard and tallow the proximate cause of the Sepoy Rebellion?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (CLcKT)

156 Captain Josepha Sabin

How are you? Are the floods subsiding at last?

And I answered you on the SCA chapter here. I know people in it, was coworkers with one. I thought of being an alchemist, but I've been too busy to have alternate hobbies lately.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (u82oZ)

157 Haven't been fishing yet.
Explorer being down really has me, well, down.
The Toy, while it could be done, just doesn'doesn'g feel like fishing.

No gigs this weekend so no frogs legs for me. (How's that BB? )
We only play a couple times a month. Gary and Steve have, you know, actual lives. And with True North being back together Gary has gigs here and there with them also.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (E9vLe)

158
'Night Krebs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (HaL55)

159 Tubs not tube. Autocucumber strikes again.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (ebZss)

160 I've heard good things about air fryers. Haven't tried it myself.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (IDhUW)

161 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

A very sweet offer, but we're hoping to be back in Texas and most of the way home Monday night. I've been told that if it's the bearing it won't take long to fix once places are open and the goal is to get back on the road as soon after as possible.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (eljor)

162 Spinal Tap is on TCM right now.

Just did the line about playing smaller arenas - "Is the bands popularity dropping?"
"oh no, no, we're simply becoming more selective in our audience".

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 10:55 PM (V2Yro)

163 Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:51 PM (UUBmN)


Pemmican? Are you part of the Lewis & Clark expedition?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:55 PM (aA3+G)

164 "Wasn't lard and tallow the proximate cause of the Sepoy Rebellion?"
^^^^^^
Weren't

And according to Wikipedia, no.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 20, 2019 10:55 PM (7s3Gx)

165 > Wasn't lard and tallow the proximate cause of the Sepoy Rebellion?

So the story goes -- rumors that the British rifle cartridges were lubed with tallow (which pissed off the Hindus) and/or lard (which pissed off the Muslims).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:56 PM (0OWcv)

166 Polliwog the 'Ette

I know there is no way I can compete with Texas. And I-35 is the way to go, so you will turn right at Salina, an hour west of us.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:56 PM (u82oZ)

167
This beef tallow, where does one get it?

Beef candles.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (aKsyK)

168 I had a pint at Lard & Tallow when I was in York.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (lnki2)

169 The Kidlets and I have been noticing that *every* town in Kansas has a museum.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
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Well, I've mentioned this before.

When I was younger, I would take a 10 day to two week motorcycle/camping trip every year. I always traveled the tiniest little back roads on the map.

In the course of those trips, I would happen upon all sorts of interesting Americana. Local festivals, museums, mom & pop restaurants, etc., and of course, the people.

At any rate, my favorite two museums were the Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing, Minnesota, and the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

170
No gigs this weekend so no frogs legs for me. (How's that BB? )

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, teej.

BTW, I think I found a comment of yours on a YooToob page not too long ago. It was something about guitars, and it was spelled the same way you spell your nic here. Was that you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (HaL55)

171 > And according to Wikipedia, no.

Err....


"The final spark was provided by the ammunition for the new Enfield P-53 rifle.[38] These rifles, which fired Minié balls, had a tighter fit than the earlier muskets, and used paper cartridges that came pre-greased. To load the rifle, sepoys had to bite the cartridge open to release the powder.[39] The grease used on these cartridges was rumoured to include tallow derived from beef, which would be offensive to Hindus,[40] and pork, which would be offensive to Muslims."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (0OWcv)

172 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (XAYDB

FYI, VA still has a village named Village!

Named in simpler times, of course!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (f3oO4)

173 the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

That's not to far from us, and I've never been. What made it memorable for you?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (PN4U+)

174
At any rate, my favorite two museums were the Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing, Minnesota, and the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.

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Hibbing has a Greyhound Bus Museum? That's like Liverpool having a waffle museum.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (lnki2)

175 This beef tallow, where does one get it?
Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

From a butcher.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (Rz2Nc)

176 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:52 PM (aA3+G)

Sorry to disappoint. I'm south of the Cheddar curtain.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (VJBq9)

177 172 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (XAYDB

FYI, VA still has a village named Village!

Named in simpler times, of course!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (f3oO4)

--Okay, gotta look that up.

Oh, and do look up Tangier Island.

One of the most remarkable places in America.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (XAYDB)

178 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:56 PM (u82oZ)

That is indeed the route. I'm bummed about not getting to meet you, but more so about not getting to spend Easter with my grandparents for the first time in my life. That was the plan for tomorrow if we'd gotten home on time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (eljor)

179 Err....





"The final spark was provided by the ammunition for the new Enfield P-53 rifle.[38]


Final spark, not proximate cause...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (7s3Gx)

180 > Hibbing has a Greyhound Bus Museum?

Well, Hibbing is a good place to take a Greyhound out of.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (0OWcv)

181 128 lin-duh

This beef tallow, where does one get it?


You start with an Angus cow. Bring in bull semen. Raise the resulting calf on free-range prairie grass and mama Angus milk.

Finish at a feed lot, then slaughter. The extra fat is tallow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (u82oZ)

182 Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (VJBq9)

Can't be that far sout if you're venturing into East Troy to avoid Chicago

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (aA3+G)

183 Well, Hibbing is a good place to take a Greyhound out of.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (0OWcv)

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*fistbump*

Posted by: R. Zimmerman at April 20, 2019 11:02 PM (lnki2)

184 > Final spark, not proximate cause...

Now you're just spinning.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (0OWcv)

185 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

186 https://infogalactic.com/info/Village,_Virginia

--That's pretty damn cool.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (XAYDB)

187 *fistbump*
Posted by: R. Zimmerman

Exactly the person I had in mind.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (0OWcv)

188 Now you're just spinning.


Nuhuh. That's what spinner girls are for...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (7s3Gx)

189 185 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.
Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

Brats
Cole slaw
Baked beans
Brownies
Simple yet exquisite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (aA3+G)

190 185 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.
Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

I'm making hashbrown casserole. We bought a pre-cooked pre-sliced ham, too.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (PN4U+)

191 Ok, Saturday night joke, the wife said she figured the punchline early, from the wife looking in the mirror. I said, I would have pretended she said 18 again. You could have done lots of the same stuff, with some extra goodies thrown in.

Good joke though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (Rz2Nc)

192 World we're going to leave for Keith Richards.

Theeered winner right there folks.

Polli, going to have a very long day again walking next to highways, recording cracks and such.
You'll probably be through and gone by the time I get off but if something holds you up again, say something here Monday evening.
I'm sure NaCly and I both want to help any way we can.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (E9vLe)

193
When I was unloading the car a bit ago, the full moon looked enormous. Somebody said there's a name for this moon the other nite, but I've already forgotten it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (HaL55)

194 Had my annual physical early this week. Lost 40 pounds since last time he measured. BP way down and off meds. Blood glucose way down. Good/bad cholesterol within the norm. Doc asked what I was doing and I started to tell him low carb/Keto/Intermittent fasting and I could tell he wasn't receptive at all. He told me to go back to my standard American diet because Keto bad or something.

I expected the same treatment from my Dr since I started low carb eating in 8/2015. Been suprised how well it has been accepted by the medical community here. Not a single detrimental comment. Down 86 pounds and off blood pressure meds. Still take chlosterol meds. Blood sugar allways on the middle of normal.

Posted by: Agitator at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (m9DnX)

195 193

When I was unloading the car a bit ago, the full moon looked
enormous. Somebody said there's a name for this moon the other nite, but
I've already forgotten it.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (HaL55)


Probably not Brie.

Posted by: davidt at April 20, 2019 11:06 PM (T9ePH)

196 193
When I was unloading the car a bit ago, the full moon looked enormous. Somebody said there's a name for this moon the other nite, but I've already forgotten it.

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That's no moon.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at April 20, 2019 11:07 PM (lnki2)

197 Pink Moon

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 20, 2019 11:07 PM (Rarvo)

198 Pink moon...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:07 PM (CLcKT)

199 Pink moon.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (lnki2)

200 This beef tallow, where does one get it?


You start with an Angus cow. Bring in bull semen. Raise the resulting calf on free-range prairie grass and mama Angus milk.

Finish at a feed lot, then slaughter. The extra fat is tallow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (u82oZ)


When I was in high school I worked at Taco Bell. We made everything inside the store so the beans started out as raw hard pinto beans and we pressured cooked then mashed them. We cooked big 10 lb. bags of ground beef then drained the fat. We then took the fat out to the back and emptied it into a 55 gal drum. The drums were picked up by a rendering company.

Back then Taco Bell was real food and tasty too.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (aS1PU)

201 the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

That's not to far from us, and I've never been. What made it memorable for you?
Posted by: ALH
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Well, it's the only granite museum I've ever visited...quite possibly, the only one in the world. How could I forget that? It lends me a certain cachet, no? I mean, has anyone else ever been to a granite museum?

All the allure of a side show, except there's nothing there but granite. Here a lump of granite, there a lump of granite.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (xSo9G)

202 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (aA3+G)

It's not quite 2 hours to get to Alpine. Takes almost as long to get to Wrigley although that's considerably closer.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (VJBq9)

203 yum, brats and hash brown casserole and all that's great, to be sure.

I'm going to my brother's farm where we're having ham and turkey, mashed taters, creamed peas, and cherry delight.

down on the Illinois farm.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (xIKXj)

204 What, that wasn't a joke?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (lnki2)

205 Aunty made the best pie crust in the world. _lard.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (nhBb/)

206 All the allure of a side show, except there's nothing there but granite. Here a lump of granite, there a lump of granite.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (xSo9G)

If you want to see a huge lump of granite, go to Stone Mountain. It's the Mother of all Granite Lumps.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (PN4U+)

207 BackwardsBoy

Some people call it the Pink Moon, but I call it the Planters Moon, in harmony with the Harvest Moon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (u82oZ)

208 Paschal full moon

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (f3oO4)

209

Hah! Looks the Queen is going to ship Harry and his bitch bride off to Africa:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943657

The Queen doesn't even want her on British soil. They're talking it up as some great honor, but I'm sure the Queen wants that crazy bitch as far away as possible.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

210
Ah, Pink Moon. Goodness gracious, the CRSA is getting bad. Anyway, it was certainly a sight to see. It's clear down here right now after that front came through the other day. Chilly, too. For down here, that is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (HaL55)

211 Wasn't me BB.

Can't do utube on the phone and would be in trouble commenting at work, though I can watch bits on break and lunch.

Maybe need to change my nic here?

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (E9vLe)

212 I do too, Salty. At least that's what comes to mind.

Planting moon.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (xIKXj)

213 Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (E9vLe)

I certainly appreciate the offer. My dad's also offered to come take us back to CO, but being 400 miles from the vehicle is silly, and the whole reason he's in CO is to help my Mother-in-law (my Father-in-law passed away last Friday and we were on our way home today after the funeral Thursday) which he can't do if he's driving all over the plains fetching us.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (eljor)

214 Hah! Looks the Queen is going to ship Harry and his bitch bride off to Africa:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943657

The Queen doesn't even want her on British soil. They're talking it up as some great honor, but I'm sure the Queen wants that crazy bitch as far away as possible.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

The Queen is Racist? hahaha

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:11 PM (PN4U+)

215
And Planter's Moon makes sense, too.
And Paschal Moon, I'll need to look that up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:12 PM (HaL55)

216 Did someone say Keith Richards?

I admit this is one of my all-time fave Stones tracks, largely because it accurately describes how things went for me at several of my previous jobs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dGoKgSknuk

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:12 PM (miE9U)

217 That's not to far from us, and I've never been. What made it memorable for you?
Posted by: ALH
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Have you been to see the Guidestones?

Anyhow, granite museum: http://tinyurl.com/y4xg7k7r

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:13 PM (CDGwz)

218 Polliwog the 'Ette

teej, Ben Had, and bluebell have my e-mail, as does Misanthropic Humanitarian and CBD. I may be missing the threads the next two days. But I will check my e-mail to see if I can help.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (u82oZ)

219 And Planter's Moon makes sense, too.
And Paschal Moon, I'll need to look that up.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
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I linked to info on last night's ONT.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

220 Have you been to see the Guidestones?

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Is that anything like Stonehenge?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (lnki2)

221 Hah! Looks the Queen is going to ship Harry and his bitch bride off to Africa:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943657

The Queen doesn't even want her on British soil. They're talking it up as some great honor, but I'm sure the Queen wants that crazy bitch as far away as possible.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

--So you're effectively saying Prince Harry stuck his dick in Crazy?

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (XAYDB)

222
Maybe need to change my nic here?
Nah, I wouldn't. But it wasn't capitalized either. Just exactly like your nic is spelled here.

Maybe it's your twin that everybody's supposed to have somewhere out there...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (HaL55)

223 Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (VJBq9)


If you're any where near Rockford I will wave at you next month

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

224 When I drive to Village, Va. I take Drinking Swamp Rd.

It is a regular journey for me when I head to Callao.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (FTlwv)

225 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.
Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

I'm making brisket, mashed potatoes and gravy, and brussel sprouts.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

226
One of my favorite Stones' songs -- the story of my life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo34VhfcetU

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (NMAzL)

227 And with that, I need to turn in.

Have a blessed Easter, everyone. And remember: He is Risen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)

228
I'll check your link out in the morning, Mike Hammer. With covfefe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (HaL55)

229 Granite Museum Amenities: Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission and parking.


I can see why you were impressed, Mike Hammer, etc.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (PN4U+)

230
And Planter's Moon makes sense, too.

When Mister Peanut bends over.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (aKsyK)

231 publius, also a classic...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)

232 Granite Museum Amenities: Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission and parking.

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The Shale Museum has a kids play area.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (lnki2)

233
'Night, NaCly Dawg.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:17 PM (HaL55)

234 Is that anything like Stonehenge?
Posted by: Cicero
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A little newer.
http://tinyurl.com/ozjtwuo

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:17 PM (CDGwz)

235 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)

Blessed Easter to you to Salty.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 11:17 PM (eljor)

236 The Shale Museum has a kids play area.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (lnki2)

Sounds like Disneyland.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (PN4U+)

237 And with that, I need to turn in.

Have a blessed Easter, everyone. And remember: He is Risen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)


night Salty.

He is risen indeed.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (aS1PU)

238 I can see why you were impressed, Mike Hammer, etc.
Posted by: ALH
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Well, I admit that it doesn't take much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

239 This beef tallow, where does one get it?

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

1) Tallow is rendered from the fat around the kidneys of the steer. 2) You can buy it on Amazon. There. No matter which way you meant that question, you have the answer.

Posted by: HTL at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (xOOs/)

240 Well, if it's a guy, hopefully for his sake we're not identical twins.

Time to say goodnight.

Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (E9vLe)

241 It's Cosmo's moon.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (nhBb/)

242 It's Cosmo's moon.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (nhBb/)


I like that movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (aS1PU)

243 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

What brought you to Elberton? Business or Leisure?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (PN4U+)

244 Good night and Christian love, NaCly Dog!

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (xIKXj)

245 The reason that the Greyhound Museum is in Hibbing, is that that is where the bus line was founded..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (CDGwz)

246 156 NaCly Dog -- Yes, the floods have mostly subsided for the moment. The damage is in the millions, and it's not just houses; it's roads, too. A big chunk of I 29 got washed out.

Sorry I didn't catch your post on SCA site. I've been out of it for about twenty years or so. I have up when too many people started taking it way too seriously.

I never really had a persona per se. It just depended on how much I weighed and who I could finagle into making garb for me. One time, I had the most beautiful houpelond. I loved it, but five pounds later, the zip wouldn't zip. My last set of garb was a long tunic and surplice. Until I quit selling jewelry at Renfaires a couple years back, I used to wear it there. It was light and cool and I could wear shorts and a few short under it. I never had a registered device or name, either. When I got around to it, the heralds were getting very stuffy about names and devices, and it wasn't worth the effort.

Thanks for checking back with me here at Ace's Bar and Grill.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (ebZss)

247 'Night, NaCly. See you on the Monday EMT!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (PN4U+)

248
One of my favorite Stones' songs -- the story of my life:

They shot that video in the Holodeck, eh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (HaL55)

249 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

What brought you to Elberton? Business or Leisure?
Posted by: ALH
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A back road on the map.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (CDGwz)

250 A cursory search of the intertubes shows that there is also a Granite Museum in Barre, Vermont.

That said .... Dude! I want to party with you.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (Cfzj6)

251 Have a blessed Easter, everyone. And remember: He is Risen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)

Goodnight, thanks, and you too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (Rz2Nc)

252
'Night teej.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:23 PM (HaL55)

253 For the best in red granite and red granite accessories see Elephant Rock(s) SP in MO.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 20, 2019 11:23 PM (RuIsu)

254 I prefer "Wild Horses" by the Stones or better yet,
The Flying Burrito Brothers

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:23 PM (xIKXj)

255 A cursory search of the intertubes shows that there is also a Granite Museum in Barre, Vermont.
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Ah. So they say. But, do you know of anyone who has actually been there? I think not.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:24 PM (CDGwz)

256 I'm gonna check under the bushes tomorrow morning to see if the Easter bunny brought me any presents.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

257 256
I'm gonna check under the bushes tomorrow morning to see if the Easter bunny brought me any presents.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front


You'll just find more bunnies. The Easter Bunny is weird.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (WNAuL)

258 Druid # 1: "I got this huge idea. High concept. We go to go to the Place of the Great Stones and cut a massive chunk of granite. I'm talking a 2001 sized slab. With our crummy copper tools it'll take like, 50 years to get one loose. Then, we drag the sucker, say 150 miles across the soggy plain. Then we get, like, 25 more, and do the same thing."

Druid #2: "And then what?"

Druid #1: "This is the awesome part. Then we arrange them standing up in a big circle."

Druid #2: "Why?"

Druid #1:

Druid #1: "Well, why not?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (lnki2)

259 Granite is around 7 on the mohs hardness scale. Tough stuff, difficult to work with.

The ancient Egyptians were pretty much the masters of working with it. It's really quite remarkable. There seems to be only two camps on how they did it - the accepted wisdom is copper chisels and other primitive methods; OR, the nutbars say it was high tech/aliens/weirdo stuff.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (Cfzj6)

260 258: That was suppose to be a shopping mall but they ran out of money.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (WNAuL)

261 One should not take any good museum simply for granite.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (0Kh3z)

262 Druid # 1: "I got this huge idea. High concept. We
go to go to the Place of the Great Stones and cut a massive chunk of
granite. I'm talking a 2001 sized slab. With our crummy copper tools
it'll take like, 50 years to get one loose. Then, we drag the sucker,
say 150 miles across the soggy plain. Then we get, like, 25 more, and
do the same thing."



Druid #2: "And then what?"



Druid #1: "This is the awesome part. Then we arrange them standing up in a big circle."



Druid #2: "Why?"



Druid #1:



Druid #1: "Well, why not?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM


If they'd managed all that, they could also have managed to get tin for bronze in Cornwall!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (CLcKT)

263
"Ah. So they say. But, do you know of anyone who has actually been there? I think not."

Hm. You know you're right, come to think of it. Heck, it may not even exist. Could be some kind of scam.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:30 PM (Cfzj6)

264
You know, Mick Jagger just pranced and prissed around like a little queen all the time, didn't he?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:31 PM (NMAzL)

265 If they'd managed all that, they could also have managed to get tin for bronze in Cornwall!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (CLcKT)

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Nope. Their bronze was strictly arsenical.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:31 PM (lnki2)

266 La chingadera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mZicWifK94

Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:32 PM (nhBb/)

267 264
You know, Mick Jagger just pranced and prissed around like a little queen all the time, didn't he?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:31 PM

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The value of one's entire career should not be based on the single terrible mistake of making the Dancing In The Street video.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (lnki2)

268 I have bought the 375 ml bottle of George Washington's Original Recipe Moonshine. Cost me $100. Hated it.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (XgxK4)

269 264: Well, he's English.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (WNAuL)

270 268
I have bought the 375 ml bottle of George Washington's Original Recipe Moonshine. Cost me $100. Hated it.


Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (XgxK4)

Addendum: This was the version that isn't aged.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:35 PM (XgxK4)

271 I don't cook with "Lard" though Bacon grease is kinda like lard I guess. I prefer butter for eggs and hash browns. For hash browns, clarified butter is the way to go but I never bother and they turn out great.

Bacon grease is excellent as a substitute for butter or margarine in cookies, however.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:35 PM (Cfzj6)

272 Bacon grease is excellent as a substitute for butter or margarine in cookies, however.
Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:35 PM (Cfzj6)

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And for searing a good piece of meat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:36 PM (lnki2)

273 You'll just find more bunnies. The Easter Bunny is weird.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (WNAuL)

So it's bunnies all the way down.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

274 The XO makes tombstones. Barre and Georgia are two of the most commonly used granites for head stones. But granite does come in an incredible number of colors and shades. Two of my favorites are Wausau and a pitch black one that comes from India. Both are incredibly expensive so they aren't used very often.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:37 PM (ebZss)

275
Here's my favorite Stones song: Can't You Hear Me Knocking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkQ0LhcTNsY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:37 PM (HaL55)

276 Keef once mentioned one of the downsides of being a Stone is having to look at Mick's bum all the time.

Not a huge Stones fan, but I have to like Keith Richards. The guy can bafely talk now, he sort of trails off at the end of every sentence and grunts and mumbles. What's weird, is I can actually understand him.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:38 PM (Cfzj6)

277 For quite a while I've surprised my house guests asking for a Bloody Mary, by supplying one made with a tiny amount of Liquid Smoke.

I call it a Smokejumper. TM me.

They all love it.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:38 PM (ooMrJ)

278 I'm gonna check under the bushes tomorrow morning to see if the Easter bunny brought me any presents.


Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

A Nurse Bunny?

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:38 PM (XgxK4)

279 ...The XO makes tombstones. Barre and Georgia are two of the most commonly used granites for head stones. But granite does come in an incredible number of colors and shades. Two of my favorites are Wausau and a pitch black one that comes from India. Both are incredibly expensive so they aren't used very often.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:37 PM (ebZss)




Can he carve me one that looks like a slice with pepperoni n' cheese?

'Cause that's what I want on MY Tombstone!


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:39 PM (0Kh3z)

280 28 Lin-duh I just started walking again this week. It's been 3 years. I never thought I would be able to again but good Lord it felt great! These new shoes have been a blessing.

Posted by: Puttin' on the Ritz! at April 20, 2019 11:41 PM (ooMrJ)

281
"Sympathy for the Devil" is probably my favorite. "Start Me Up" brings back memories of high school.

You make a dead man come, he says at the last.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:41 PM (NMAzL)

282 Jim: That's actually not the strangest thing he's ever been asked to put on a stone. Find a picture with strong contrast so he can do it in black and white, then get it to him.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:42 PM (ebZss)

283 "And for searing a good piece of meat"

That's true. I had this huge cowboy cut bone-in steak a couple weeks ago, there was no way to cook it over a fire/coals really, way too thick. I was camping. So I reverse seared it. Started out in a Dutch Oven on really low heat for about a half hour. Then got a fry pan as hot as I could get and seared a couple minutes on both sides with bacon grease as lube. It was fantastic!

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:43 PM (Cfzj6)

284 280
28 Lin-duh I just started walking again this week. It's been 3 years. I
never thought I would be able to again but good Lord it felt great!
These new shoes have been a blessing.



Posted by: Puttin' on the Ritz! at April 20, 2019 11:41 PM (ooMrJ)

Just like Gary Cooper...

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:43 PM (XgxK4)

285 I come from a family of stone masons. The area around Beverley, Yorkshire is populated with head stones which bear my g-g-grandfather's initials. Some very interesting decorative stone carvings too, in churches.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:43 PM (CDGwz)

286 276 Keef once mentioned one of the downsides of being a Stone is having to look at Mick's bum all the time.

Not a huge Stones fan, but I have to like Keith Richards. The guy can bafely talk now, he sort of trails off at the end of every sentence and grunts and mumbles. What's weird, is I can actually understand him.

****** I remember when Buckley at National Review referred to Richards as an "actuarial conundrum".

That was 20 years ago/ Keith's still around, and Buckley is not.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM (ooMrJ)

287 ...That's actually not the strangest thing he's ever been asked to put on a stone. Find a picture with strong contrast so he can do it in black and white, then get it to him.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:42 PM (ebZss)




I was just riffin' on the olde Tombstone Pizza advertising theme.

Doubt any kids under 29 would get the reference though?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM (0Kh3z)

288 Ha! I just sent that Easter basket photo to my kids.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM (aXucN)

289 Tonypete,

Is there a gofund me for Kate and her family?

Posted by: four seasons at April 20, 2019 11:45 PM (PisyI)

290
Addendum: This was the version that isn't aged.

Damn! How much was the aged stuff?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (HaL55)

291 Ha! I just sent that Easter basket photo to my kids.



Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM


Me too! I've not got any replies...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (CLcKT)

292 "Actuarial Conundrum"

LOL

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:47 PM (Cfzj6)

293 heh. Snow flurries just a bit west.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:47 PM (xSo9G)

294 (286) Seems Buckley was right.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 20, 2019 11:49 PM (RuIsu)

295 275
Here's my favorite Stones song: Can't You Hear Me Knocking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkQ0LhcTNsY

**************

Agreed!!!

That jamming on the second half used to induce some really intense stoned moments.

Note the Santana influence.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:49 PM (ooMrJ)

296
Note the Santana influence.

Yep. It also sorta reminds me of Loggins and Messina's Angry Eyes.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:51 PM (HaL55)

297 Damn! How much was the aged stuff?



Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (HaL55)

$200 for the 375 ml bottle.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:52 PM (XgxK4)

298
Here's "Start Me Up":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyOaCXr8Lw

Mick is prancing and prissing like he always does, and there's an hilarious bit around 1:10 where Mick lunges at the camera with "start it upppppp" and then it cuts to Charlie on the drums who does sort of a eye roll like he's thinking, "what a prissing idiot."

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:52 PM (NMAzL)

299 Way back when I was just starting out in machine
shops, we'd mix some lard in with our cutting oil. It worked great for
tapping threads in holes and you'd rarely break a tap off inside when
you used it.
You didn't want to break a tap off inside a
threaded hole. Took forever to remove it and the foreman would remember
that forever. And by "forever" I mean "come time to pass out raises."
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (HaL55)


George O Smith, who wrote the Venus Equilateral stories for Astounding, was an electrical engineer who worked on developing radar fuses and other such items during WW2.

At one point they were building a specific fuse and the specs said to use beef tallow as a dope to keep the threads from binding. They had to go dance with food Ration board to get beef tallow, and it became such a problem they asked if they could plate with Cadmium instead, and they were told that Cadmium would absorb neutrons so they couldn't use it.
He said they never figured out what exactly they were building it for but they had suspicions later.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 11:52 PM (TN7xY)

300 Refueling a big old boy:
https://tinyurl.com/yyleafos

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (0QYMt)

301 Me too! I've not got any replies...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (CLcKT)
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My daughter just said, "I would like an Easter basket like that."

I would too - as much as I spend on Easter candy, the stuff in those baskets cost more.


Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (aXucN)

302 I make an Easter basket for my dog every year. No cleaning supplies but she does get Easter egg-colored doody bags along with the fun stuff.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (aBR7R)

303

I come from a family of stone masons. The area around Beverley,
Yorkshire is populated with head stones which bear my g-g-grandfather's
initials. Some very interesting decorative stone carvings too, in
churches.


That is just way kewl, Mike Hammer. I always admired those types of craftsmen.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:55 PM (HaL55)

304 A party where you really, REALLY regret what happened the next morning:

Taco Bell hiring parties are crazy enough to work (link to The Motley Fool)

https://tinyurl.com/yyvx6che

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:57 PM (miE9U)

305 First of all I have boots older than these kids.Roadies and the #MeToo Movement.


I still have my tee-shirt from my brief time as a roadie, and it too is older than these musicians.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 20, 2019 11:58 PM (yQpMk)

306 Can he carve me one that looks like a slice with pepperoni n' cheese?

'Cause that's what I want on MY Tombstone!


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:39 PM (0Kh3z)

Lol.I told my wife I want a stripper holodeck to pop up at my grave.

The other day she was reading about destination funerals, and said she might set money aside so her friends and family could go to her favorite vacation spot on her after she passes. I told her not to do that I might need the money. She said for what, a bus load of Asian women. I said we all grieve in our own way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:58 PM (Rz2Nc)

307 My daughter just said, "I would like an Easter basket like that."



I would too - as much as I spend on Easter candy, the stuff in those baskets cost more.







Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (aXucN)

The dryer is a good hiding place for Easter baskets. Worked for my mom.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:59 PM (XgxK4)

308 The Mueller Report is such a hit, I hear there's gonna be a sequel!

"Mueller Report II: Electric Bugaloo" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)

309 Mike: Hand chiseling tombstones is no longer done except by specially trained and very expensive artists. These days, it's rubber stencil and sandblasting. The XO wishes he had learned how to do a bit of the hand chiseling from some of the oldsters still around when he first started fifty years ago. These days, he mostly rearranges the computer generated stencils, then comes home and bitches at me about how nobody at the shop knows how to do anything the right way.

He was very concerned about losing his job when computers and MonuCAD started doing the stencil layouts and cutting he used to do, but it turned out they need him more than ever to clean up the computer's messes. There's a new gal running the computer these days, but she's not much better than the former computer guy. Oh, well.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 21, 2019 12:00 AM (ebZss)

310

$200 for the 375 ml bottle.


That sounds like hooch you'd save for extra-special occasions. Did you get to taste any?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (HaL55)

311 306
Can he carve me one that looks like a slice with pepperoni n' cheese?



'Cause that's what I want on MY Tombstone!





/snrk







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:39 PM (0Kh3z)



Lol.I told my wife I want a stripper holodeck to pop up at my grave.



The other day she was reading about destination funerals, and said
she might set money aside so her friends and family could go to her
favorite vacation spot on her after she passes. I told her not to do
that I might need the money. She said for what, a bus load of Asian
women. I said we all grieve in our own way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42


I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)

312 Hey! I finished that TBD-1. Does anyone know how to contact AnnaPuma so I can send some photos of the build to her?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:02 AM (0QYMt)

313 $200 for the 375 ml bottle.

That sounds like hooch you'd save for extra-special occasions. Did you get to taste any?


Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (HaL55)

Nope. Just only had the $100 unaged variety.

Posted by: Vendette at April 21, 2019 12:02 AM (XgxK4)

314
He said they never figured out what exactly they were building it for but they had suspicions later.

Hmm, only made two of them, eh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:03 AM (HaL55)

315 so, does this have legs

"maddows hammer - trying to pound a square peg into round hole with your girlfrients clit."

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

316 Night all. Gotta get some sleep.

Happy Easter, one and all!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 21, 2019 12:05 AM (ebZss)

317 Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)


I recall reading about this old guy that wanted a Viking funeral. And his friends got permission from the Coast Guard to take his ashes out in a small Viking boat and burn the boat.

It was "so long as we can put out a patrol to keep folks from the fire, it is just another marine event we have to work with."

A lot of my Coast Guard Aux are like that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:09 AM (0QYMt)

318 I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)

Something like that, I just hope I go first. I'm not sure what I'd do without her.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:11 AM (Rz2Nc)

319 296
Note the Santana influence.

Yep. It also sorta reminds me of Loggins and Messina's Angry Eyes.
********

Another of my favorites. I went over to youtube to hear an extended version, and someone six years ago made the same observation you did.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 21, 2019 12:11 AM (ooMrJ)

320 Night all. Gotta get some sleep.

Happy Easter, one and all!
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 21, 2019 12:05 AM (ebZss)

Good night!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:13 AM (Rz2Nc)

321 how much do you think it would cost to get a driver's side window installed in a 2002 dodge ram 1500?

can't be that much.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

322
'Night Cap'n.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:16 AM (HaL55)

323 318
I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)



Something like that, I just hope I go first. I'm not sure what I'd do without her.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42


My grandparents were married for 72 years. My grandfather died a few years ago at 97. My grandmother is still alive, at 100. They are my proof that marriage does work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:17 AM (WNAuL)

324 I recall reading about this old guy that wanted a Viking funeral. And his friends got permission from the Coast Guard to take his ashes out in a small Viking boat and burn the boat.

It was "so long as we can put out a patrol to keep folks from the fire, it is just another marine event we have to work with."

A lot of my Coast Guard Aux are like that.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:09 AM (0QYMt)

The Deadliest Catch showed them doing that for someone. It seemed fake to me because they had a little pouch of "ashes", much smaller than I have gotten back for 50 pound dogs.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:18 AM (Rz2Nc)

325 Food Wishes blogged the pizza fry trick 7 years ago.

Posted by: Flavrt at April 21, 2019 12:19 AM (X0ekm)

326 My grandparents were married for 72 years. My grandfather died a few years ago at 97. My grandmother is still alive, at 100. They are my proof that marriage does work.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:17 AM (WNAuL)

I believe marriage works, I'm really luck that my wife has a great sense of humor. My maternal grandparents were married 60 something years, my grandfather passed, my grandmother followed within a year. I'm glad you're grandmother is still going at 100, that's really awesome!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:22 AM (Rz2Nc)

327
Another of my favorites. I went over to youtube to hear an extended
version, and someone six years ago made the same observation you did.


That entire LampersandM album is teh shiznit. A buddy of mine in HS had a 4-channel discrete sound system and had that release in that format. We listened to it a lot.

IMHO, that's one of the best produced albums ever. Everything sounds crystal clear. And you can crank it up without hurting the old eardrums. Much.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:23 AM (HaL55)

328 I feel compelled to say tonight...

Let's Go Blues!

Well done, guys! All of St. Louis & half of IL are proud of u tonight!

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:25 AM (Cssks)

329 The Deadliest Catch showed them doing that for
someone. It seemed fake to me because they had a little pouch of
"ashes", much smaller than I have gotten back for 50 pound dogs.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:18 AM (Rz2Nc)

Last year dad mailed to me mom's ashes for interment up north, at Higgins Lake. The package I signed for was heavy, but it wasn't that large.

Yeah, I signed for my mom's remains. It still feels weird.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:25 AM (0QYMt)

330
I'm glad you're grandmother is still going at 100, that's really awesome!

Me too. And yes, it is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:26 AM (HaL55)

331 My mother passed away the day after their 60th wedding anniversary.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:27 AM (0QYMt)

332 Mikey, careful about sending that TBD against any Jap carriers.


They're slow, and easy prey for the air cover and AAA.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

333 Last year dad mailed to me mom's ashes for interment up north, at Higgins Lake. The package I signed for was heavy, but it wasn't that large.

Yeah, I signed for my mom's remains. It still feels weird.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:25 AM (0QYMt)

I bet it does still feel weird. My father wanted to be cremated when he passed, so he was. The problem is he never said what to do with remains afterwards. My sister has them. Dad got to move back to Georgia when she did.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:35 AM (Rz2Nc)

334 My mother passed away the day after their 60th wedding anniversary.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:27 AM (0QYMt)

Wow, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

335 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

No fear, it's on a shelf. With an F4F from Ranger, an SBD from Wasp in full dive, and the old Lexington CV-2.

(I like the early war stuff.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:38 AM (0QYMt)

336
OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio.

Y'all try to behave and have a Blessed Easter. He is Risen!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:39 AM (HaL55)

337

Almost forgot. Part 2 of The Menagerie, Star Trek TOS is on MeTV right now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 21, 2019 12:40 AM (NMAzL)

338 You had a movie thread about Ben-Hur whilst I was battling the zombie shoppers of Wal-Mart.

So here is something I wrote quite a few years ago

https://annapuna.blogspot.com/2007/12/haya-harareet.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 12:42 AM (o9mAc)

339 Beef tallow is nice for pan-fried burgers, and it is just amazing for any form of fried potato. There's a reason McDonald's used it until the Hindus got upset.
Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (ed8K1)

French fries done in lard are pretty fine, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:44 AM (TfwlC)

340 Mikey, sounds good.


Hey - why don't you mail some pics of those works to MisHum? Can't think of a better item for ONT photo fare (we send pics of our skeery gunzz to Weasel for the gun thread, for example).


As an early-war buff, I assume you are aware (probably know more about it than I) of the variety - no, confusion and chaos - of naval aircraft markings in the Pacific during that period. I had the impression there was no uniform scheme, and different carriers had different markings. Getting rid of that little red circle - which somehow wasn't the best symbol in that particular war and theater - was I think the first order of business.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:44 AM (QDnY+)

341 Anna, note Mikey has model pics for you, and I have early Pacific theater aircraft questions for you.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:45 AM (QDnY+)

342 Wow, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)



Considering her health, we were surprised she made their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But those Martindale's are stubborn, and mom was really that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:46 AM (0QYMt)

343 OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio.

Y'all try to behave and have a Blessed Easter. He is Risen!
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:39 AM (HaL55)

Goodnight, he has risen indeed.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:49 AM (Rz2Nc)

344 Considering her health, we were surprised she made their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But those Martindale's are stubborn, and mom was really that.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:46 AM (0QYMt)

My paternal Sid elf the family seems to live into late 70s - early 80s, my maternal side into the late 80s- early 90s.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:54 AM (Rz2Nc)

345 Anna.

I've got two very heavy and large Naval History books here, that you might be interested in.

I'm bringing 'em with me back to Galveston, but you can drop me a line if you might be interested in 'em.

One is a very large, very heavy, very thick, larger than "coffee table book" sized tome.

Might just be some new research material or other documentation of use in there for ya.

Other? Gilt edged large book on Submarines, WWI to the Present.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 12:55 AM (0Kh3z)

346 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:44 AM (QDnY+)


A lot of that - as I understand - was along the lines of 'Thank you sir, we'll get right on that" and was done when time and material permitted. The carriers were probably quicker to adopt new paint schemes than many of the land bases. But then, the SBD I have from Wasp in summer 1942 is in grey uppers over light grey underside, which was a camo pattern from about 1940-41.

*shrugs* Orders are given, and the field adjusts as they can.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:55 AM (0QYMt)

347 Goodnight good people. I'm going to go get a few dogs off my my bed and cuddle with my wife. Happy Easter, he has risen.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:55 AM (Rz2Nc)

348 I made a pork pot pie out of the remains of a pork pot roast I made.

Nom. And I have leftovers, Score!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 12:57 AM (TN7xY)

349 Night EB. He has risen indeed. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 12:58 AM (ffYR/)

350
Nom. And I have leftovers, Score!


Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 12:57 AM (TN7xY)

Left overs are always great - most of my cooking is directed that way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:59 AM (0QYMt)

351 watching The Hollies Remember - On a Carousel



3 cherry delights--made and chilling to take to Easter Dinner tomorrow!

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 12:59 AM (xIKXj)

352 1941 the US Navy went from the silver dope and chromate yellow to overall light gray with full squadron codes in white with US national insignia in four positions, the stars had the red dot.
October '41, Intermediate Blue was authorized over the Light Gray. White codes were still carried, but the air group number usually vanished. This lasted until about February.

Dana Bell notes that some carriers were issued with a blue top color that more closely matched the blue stain used on the flight decks. This might be the source of the dark blue painted on Spitfires launched by USS Wasp for the Malta runs.

April '42 larger US stars with red dots were ordered. Some stars remained small, as seen on VB-8 or missing as seen on VS-6 while others went over-sized. Stars in six positions was authorized. Along with red and white rudder stripes. Air groups started to transition to black fuselage codes.

May '42 the red dots and rudder stripes were ordered removed. Like all the other changes, these changes could only be done with time permitting. Mid May '42 when Hornet and Enterprise were rushing back to Pearl from failing to join the Coral Sea battle, some VT-8 TBDs still sported red dots.

June '42 all air groups seemed to be finally in compliance with the May directive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:02 AM (x0NgC)

353 Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

https://tinyurl.com/hhgsep2

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:05 AM (0QYMt)

354 Thanks Anna, good stuff.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:05 AM (QDnY+)

355
June '42 all air groups seemed to be finally in compliance with the May directive.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:02 AM (x0NgC)



It always takes time to catch up. What is your priority with the material on hand?


BTW - my e-mail is in my nick, so if you drop a line I can return some picks of the TBD.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:09 AM (0QYMt)

356 I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)


I always enjoyed eulorgies. Tearfully joyful.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:10 AM (Y8PSl)

357 As ever, The ONT is looking out for you How to perfectly reheat pizza.

Without looking : broiler. Wrap foil on the crust

Or: Foreman grill with foil in the sides to keep the lid from closing all the way.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2019 01:11 AM (uAgHA)

358 I always enjoyed eulorgies. Tearfully joyful.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:10 AM (Y8PSl)



You know, sometimes that was right. People wouldn't show up to mourn so much as to confirm and then celebrate.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (0QYMt)

359 I thought left over pizza was best eaten cold, on the morning after.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (TN7xY)

360 "In Paradisum" from Gabriel Faure's Requiem

https://youtu.be/64JHA3tux-g

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (XAYDB)

361 Counter-top toaster ovens are also excellent for reheating pizza (and other things where a microwave is sub-optimal because it draws in moisture from the air). Have considered getting a toaster oven, which I had for many years when I lived elsewhere, primarily for reheating tasks like this.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

362 how much do you think it would cost to get a driver's side window installed in a 2002 dodge ram 1500?

can't be that much.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

If you go to a "you pull it" type yard, you should be able to get a complete door, with glass, for under a hundred bucks. Back in January, a buddy and I got two left side door shells for an '02 Ram 4-door for $130 in Phoenix. Absolutely rust-free. His son is delighted with them.

The glass alone shouldn't run more than 30 bucks. Look on Ewetoob for a video showing how to replace it. Usually not very difficult, but there may be some tricky/hidden fasteners.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 01:15 AM (TfwlC)

363 And Mikey the coming 77th anniverary (wow) of Midway would be a perfect time for MisHum to showcase your TBD model pic. Just a thought.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

364 I'm so grateful for the promise of life after death.

listening now to "Bus Stop" by the Hollies.

My senior class took a trip by charter bus to New Orleans a couple days after graduation.

My best friend, who we all called Fred, and I one rainy morning when we were all hung over, sang it acopella and I'll never forget that.

He's been gone for 6 or 7 years now. I can't hear it without thinking of him. but we'll meet again.

Jesus Christ saw to that.

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:16 AM (xIKXj)

365 "In Paradisum" from Gabriel Faure's Requiem


Thank you, quite lovely.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:17 AM (0QYMt)

366 The media is reporting blasts at two separate churches in Sri Lanka and two hotels. There are at least twenty dead, and dozens injured. The hotels and one of the churches are in the capitol. The other church is in another city north of the capitol. No immediate claims of responsibility. However, it doesn't take a great deal of imagination to figure out what kind of individuals would target Christian Churches on one of the holiest days of the year.

Posted by: junior at April 21, 2019 01:17 AM (Fp6vo)

367 Counter-top toaster ovens are also excellent for
reheating pizza (and other things where a microwave is sub-optimal
because it draws in moisture from the air). Have considered getting a
toaster oven, which I had for many years when I lived elsewhere,
primarily for reheating tasks like this.





Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

Hell yeah, those things are wicked good for reheating pizza.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 21, 2019 01:18 AM (9Om/r)

368 Mikey, comm check?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (x0NgC)

369 Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (0QYMt)

Um, you did notice the spelling, right?

/Talk about killing a joke.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (Y8PSl)

370 Bus Stop is one of the most "draw you in" sons of the era.

Compelling.

But pales in comparison to Christ Jesus rising in Eternal Victory.

He Is Risen!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (0Kh3z)

371 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

My TBD is a bit back-dated to 1938 markings. And I used it to experiment with weathering techniques, so it has a little rough look to it. I call it "Fleet Problems 1938".

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:21 AM (0QYMt)

372 Next on Mikey's 'experimental' paint schemes, the Barclay paint schemes as applied to the TBD?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:22 AM (x0NgC)

373 Yes, Jim, all pales in comparison to the Resurrection, for sure.

I love the hymns of Easter. "in the Garden"

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

low in the grave he lay. . .

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:25 AM (xIKXj)

374 I think, in my ripe/rotten old age, I finally figured out why Jesus rising from the dead is such a big deal. Jesus is the only one to ever rise from the dead without the use of coffee. Now that's a miracle!

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:25 AM (Y8PSl)

375 Anna,

I'll likely be at the Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola this Wednesday.

Anything in particular you'd want pics or details of?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:25 AM (0Kh3z)

376 junior, that's awful to hear, but thanks for sharing that news item.


Former SEAL buddy was just visiting there a few weeks ago, and this reminds me I haven't talked to him to see how he liked it.


Related, for some reason I recall the Horde's own Jane D'oh commenting that her latest hosted foreign student was the son of the Sri Lankan military commander who finally defeated the Tigers - or something close to that.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:28 AM (QDnY+)

377 Mikey, comm check?


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (x0NgC)

On the way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:28 AM (0QYMt)

378 Jim - I'm envious. High up on my long list of military museums in the US to visit is Pensacola. The Mother Ship, for all naval and USMC aviation museums.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:29 AM (QDnY+)

379 Where o death is now your sting?


because he lives, I can face tomorrow

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:31 AM (xIKXj)

380 @ rhomboid.

My 2nd visit there.

This one will be special though. I'm taking them my late Dad's "Cruise Book" from the USS Valley Forge.

From it's Korean War first engagement.

There are some original photos there that I don't think I've ever seen elsewhere in print, and I'm going to lend them the book for copying purposes.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:32 AM (0Kh3z)

381 Jim thanks for the offer, but I think I pretty thoroughly Canonized the place in 2010 unless they shoe-horned something new in since then like the SB2C.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:33 AM (x0NgC)

382 MisHum is presumably gone at this point, but Mikey I like my idea (huh, imagine liking my own idea) of your TBD model pic gracing the ONT on June 4. Torpedo 8 is among America's most glorious stories of war-time valor, and a TBD pic would be perfect.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:35 AM (QDnY+)

383 @335 No fear, it's on a shelf. With an F4F from Ranger, an SBD from Wasp in full dive, and the old Lexington CV-2.

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

I've got a half-dozen 1/200 P-51Ds done up as Red Tails, and a half-dozen Bf-109Es in Royal Romanian Air Force colors.

Unfortunately, the planes are so small that I didn't put national markings on them. But aside from that, they look fairly nice.

Now I just need some appropriately scaled B-17s or B-24s to run some air raids on Ploesti...

Posted by: junior at April 21, 2019 01:37 AM (Fp6vo)

384 He lives!

He lives!

Christ Jesus lives today
He walks with me and talks with me
along life's narrow way -- He lives! He lives!
salvation to impart--

you ask me how I know He lives
He lives within my heart.

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:38 AM (xIKXj)

385 Faure's "Cantique de Jean Racine," which he wrote at 19:

https://youtu.be/77Z-WdfC6KM

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 01:41 AM (XAYDB)

386 Anna if that's the SB2C recovered not that long ago from a reservoir near the border, I have a story about it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:43 AM (QDnY+)

387 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:35 AM (QDnY+

Torpedo 8


https://tinyurl.com/y59xyvy2


I looked at a lot about Devastators when I was building this one. My next build is a Hawker Hurricane, so get ready for a lot of info on that aircraft.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:43 AM (0QYMt)

388 Word as one with the Most High, our only hope,
Eternal day of the earth and heavens;
We break the silence of the peaceful night,
Divine Saviour, look upon us!

Fan the fire of your powerful grace upon us,
So that all Hell may flee at the sound of your voice;
Shake off the sleep of a languishing soul,
Who has forgotten your laws!

O Christ, be kind to these faithful people
Who have now gathered in thanks.
Listen to the songs they offer to your immortal glory,
And may they come away fulfilled with your gifts!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 01:47 AM (XAYDB)

389 Well, time for me to call it a night. Happy Easter to the Moron Horde!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 01:51 AM (TfwlC)

390 Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:55 AM (0Kh3z)

391 good night! joy will come in the morning!

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:57 AM (xIKXj)

392 So entertaining and delightful.
He is Risen

Posted by: Summer of Love at April 21, 2019 02:00 AM (FJrl0)

393 391 good night! joy will come in the morning!
Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:57 AM (xIKXj)

--'Nite, booknlass

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:00 AM (XAYDB)

394 Night all, best toddle off before I spam Mikey with too much info.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 02:00 AM (x0NgC)

395 I missed FenelonSpoke earlier today-- didn't read the afternoon threads until just a little while ago--
Many thanks for adding us to the Prayer List so long ago!


Dad has been in a nursing home for a little over a month now, and is *thriving* unlike before!

God is good!

Happy Easter to all.

Posted by: JQ at April 21, 2019 02:17 AM (gP/Z3)

396 God is good!

Happy Easter to all.
Posted by: JQ at April 21, 2019 02:17 AM (gP/Z3)


--All the time.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:20 AM (XAYDB)

397 1 No you're China.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:27 AM (qxAnn)

398 Love the kids Easter Baskets, definitely something my Mom (daughter of a Lutheran Pastor) would provide.
Hallelujah

Posted by: Summer of Love at April 21, 2019 02:32 AM (FJrl0)

399 Camping.


Drunk


Nite nite.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 21, 2019 02:37 AM (QrlEI)

400 Speaking of . . . SPOILER ALERT

The end of The Book of Eli


https://youtu.be/bHtNOTkbk9s

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:37 AM (XAYDB)

401 Palmolive: Keepin' It Real Since 1898.

https://tinyurl.com/y66j5tks

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:49 AM (5aX2M)

402 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:49 AM (5aX2M)

--Thank you.

I thought I utterly killed a Saturday Night Thread (albeit an Easter one).

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:51 AM (XAYDB)

403
The media is reporting blasts at two separate churches in Sri Lanka and two hotels. There are at least twenty dead, and dozens injured.

=====

Now six churches. A hundred dead.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 02:51 AM (13CQC)

404 401 Palmolive: Keepin' It Real Since 1898.

https://tinyurl.com/y66j5tks
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:49 AM (5aX2M)

--Pretty and clever is a deadly combination.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:52 AM (XAYDB)

405 Chase & Sanborn: Keepin' It Way More Real Than Dem Bitchez At Palmolive.

https://tinyurl.com/y266krnt

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:52 AM (5aX2M)

406 403
The media is reporting blasts at two separate churches in Sri Lanka and two hotels. There are at least twenty dead, and dozens injured.

=====

Now six churches. A hundred dead.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 02:51 AM (13CQC)

--Christian churches?

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:53 AM (XAYDB)

407 1 No you're China.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:27 AM (qxAnn)
---
threads are interactive. there was a comment on previous one that this apparently riffs on.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 02:56 AM (ER1jH)

408
--Christian churches?
Posted by: logprof

=====

Yup. Some five-star hotels too. It's Western Civilization Appreciation Day there.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 03:04 AM (13CQC)

409 408
--Christian churches?
Posted by: logprof

=====

Yup. Some five-star hotels too. It's Western Civilization Appreciation Day there.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 03:04 AM (13CQC)

We're baaaa-aaaaaack!

Posted by: Tamil Tigers at April 21, 2019 03:10 AM (XAYDB)

410 Break the box and shed the nard;
Stop not now to count the cost;
Hither bring pearl, opal, sard;
Reck not what the poor have lost;
Upon Christ throw all away:
Know ye, this is Easter Day.

Build His church and deck His shrine,
Empty though it be on earth;
Ye have kept your choicest wine--
Let it flow for heavenly mirth;
Pluck the harp and breathe the horn:
Know ye not 'tis Easter morn?

Gather gladness from the skies;
Take a lesson from the ground;
Flowers do ope their heavenward eyes
And a Spring-time joy have found;
Earth throws Winter's robes away,
Decks herself for Easter Day.

Beauty now for ashes wear,
Perfumes for the garb of woe,
Chaplets for dishevelled hair,
Dances for sad footsteps slow;
Open wide your hearts that they
Let in joy this Easter Day.

Seek God's house in happy throng;
Crowded let His table be;
Mingle praises, prayer, and song,
Singing to the Trinity.
Henceforth let your souls always
Make each morn an Easter Day.

--Gerard Manley Hopkins

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:24 AM (XAYDB)

411 if, as the reports say, the roofs were blown off the targets, these were NOT small bombs...

words fail, sometimes.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:26 AM (ER1jH)

412 "inevitable backlash"

just to save the bother.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:28 AM (ER1jH)

413 412 "inevitable backlash"

just to save the bother.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:28 AM (ER1jH)

--Yeah, let it never be about the perpetrators, let it always be about evil white Christian males.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:32 AM (XAYDB)

414 407 1 No you're China.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:27 AM (qxAnn)
---
threads are interactive. there was a comment on previous one that this apparently riffs on.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 02:56 AM (ER1jH)

And then BourbonChicken took off! Very funny.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:33 AM (qxAnn)

415 And then BourbonChicken took off! Very funny.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:33 AM (qxAnn)
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hey, at least no one is china get into your japanties.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:36 AM (ER1jH)

416 this is what i get for being this s*ber on a Caturday ONT thread.

crash drinking commences NAOW... someone warn the ONT cobs.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:38 AM (ER1jH)

417 416 this is what i get for being this s*ber on a Caturday ONT thread.

crash drinking commences NAOW... someone warn the ONT cobs.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:38 AM (ER1jH)

--Drink, muthafucka, drink!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:40 AM (XAYDB)

418 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at April 21, 2019 03:51 AM (lnki2)

419 418 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?
Posted by: Sheriff Bart at April 21, 2019 03:51 AM (lnki2)

--I know the unmarried ones are in the booths, voting Democrat.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:59 AM (XAYDB)

420 Hey dopers rep. ilhan omar has come out for legalizing pot! Where is that in sharia law?

Posted by: raimondo at April 21, 2019 04:00 AM (BQxDn)

421 420 Hey dopers rep. ilhan omar has come out for legalizing pot! Where is that in sharia law?
Posted by: raimondo at April 21, 2019 04:00 AM (BQxDn)

--Islam bans backgammon FFS.

Keep that antediluvian cult out of America.

Please.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:02 AM (XAYDB)

422 Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away, so she ran off to Simon Peter, and the other disciple (the one Jesus loved) and told them, "The Lord has been taken from the tomb! We don't know where they have put him!" At that, Peter and the other disciple started out on the way to the tomb. They were running side by side, but then the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He did not enter, but bent down to peer in, and saw the wrappings lying on the ground. Presently, Simon Peter came along behind him and entered the tomb. He observed the wrappings on the ground, and saw the piece of cloth that had covered the head not lying with the wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the disciple who had arrived first at the tomb went in. He saw and believed. (Remember, as yet they did not understand the scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) With this, the disciples went back home.
John 20:1-10 (NAB) Mass during the Day for Easter.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 21, 2019 04:12 AM (MwFQu)

423 He is risen. Alleluia.

He is risen, indeed. Alleluia.

God bless this horde, on this fine and holy night.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2019 04:14 AM (vVOK2)

424 423 He is risen. Alleluia.

He is risen, indeed. Alleluia.

God bless this horde, on this fine and holy night.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2019 04:14 AM (vVOK2)

--The strife is o'er . . . but we got to grind, grind it out:

https://youtu.be/dk2uUu2y708

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:17 AM (XAYDB)

425
Good
Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 04:21 AM (mpXpK)

426 Death for its goal, is not life's aim missed? Labours he well, that labours to bring doom about his ears? Death was never of God's fashioning; not for his pleasure does life cease to be; what meant his creation, but that all created things should have being? No breed has he created on earth but for its thriving; none carries in itself the seeds of its own destruction. Think not that mortality bears sway on earth; no end nor term is fixed to a life well lived. . . . It is the wicked that have brought death on themselves, by word and deed of their own; court death, and melt away in its embrace, keep tryst with it, and lay claim to its partnership.

--Wisdom 1:12-16

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:24 AM (XAYDB)

427 Up, not sure for good yet, did see the top of this thread

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:35 AM (BbGew)

428 427 Up, not sure for good yet, did see the top of this thread
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:35 AM (BbGew)

--You need more melatonin in your life, Skip

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:37 AM (XAYDB)

429 Was up late I think because I cat napped yesterday afternoon and missed the beginning of the Chess thread.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:42 AM (BbGew)

430 429 Was up late I think because I cat napped yesterday afternoon and missed the beginning of the Chess thread.
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:42 AM (BbGew)

--At least it's officially Easter Sunday and I can imbibe and eat meat freely.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:45 AM (XAYDB)

431 Was wishing had ham for breakfast

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:56 AM (BbGew)

432 431 Was wishing had ham for breakfast
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:56 AM (BbGew)

--Not kosher!!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:58 AM (XAYDB)

433 I'm allowed ham

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:04 AM (BbGew)

434 433 I'm allowed ham
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:04 AM (BbGe

--Canadian bacon, eh!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:05 AM (XAYDB)

435 American Thinker - Clarice Feldman on Mueller report
https://tinyurl.com/y5e6jo76

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (BbGew)

436 --Canadian bacon, eh!
Posted by: logprof

That's a smoked pork loin, right?
NOT bacon. NOT ham.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (s0pjO)

437 Was wishing had ham for breakfast
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:56 AM (BbGew)
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--Not kosher!!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:58 AM (XAYDB)


Decades ago, my Mom was at a co-worker's party, a Christmas one I believe, with the usual ham, biscuits and such. One person there was Jewish. She said she loved 'the pink chicken'.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (Y8PSl)

438 That's a smoked pork loin, right?
NOT bacon. NOT ham.
Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (s0pjO)

--Take off!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:19 AM (XAYDB)

439 That's a smoked pork loin, right?
NOT bacon. NOT ham.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (s0pjO)


And we're still not sure what you are, if you're even a food at all.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:20 AM (Y8PSl)

440
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 05:21 AM (KCxzN)

441 She said she loved 'the pink chicken'.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (Y8PSl)

--LMAO

Is that how it was presented?

I know that in the Orinoco valley, capybaras are deemed "fish" for Lenten purposes.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:21 AM (XAYDB)

442 Drinkin' and chillin' to this:

https://youtu.be/bPBYICntDy8

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:24 AM (XAYDB)

443 And we're still not sure what you are, if you're even a food at all.
Posted by: RickZ

Everything else but the squeal.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (s0pjO)

444 Is that how it was presented?

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:21 AM (XAYDB)


No. It was said as a joke by her because she knew she was not allowed to eat it, but ate it anyway.

Maybe it's a Southern thing; this happened in Suffolk, VA. I mean, who can turn down a delicious slice of Smithfield ham? You'd have to be a real heathen to do that.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (Y8PSl)

445 Everything else but the squeal.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (s0pjO)


I guess the squeal (of fear) is added by those consuming you.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:29 AM (Y8PSl)

446 Maybe it's a Southern thing; this happened in Suffolk, VA. I mean, who can turn down a delicious slice of Smithfield ham? You'd have to be a real heathen to do that.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (Y8PSl)

--Born in Norfolk.

The feature of Smithfield ham is that the hogs are peanut-fed, and Virginia grows a lot of peanuts.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:31 AM (XAYDB)

447 Good morning and Happy Easter!


O Death, where is your victory?
O Death, where is your sting?
Why do you seek the living among the dead?
He is risen! Just as He said.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 21, 2019 05:34 AM (lwiT4)

448 Time to get ready for Sunrise Service. Have a blessed Resurrection Day!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 21, 2019 05:36 AM (lwiT4)

449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born on JAX Naval Station, FL, but moved to Norfolk at 13 months old; Dad was a 22-year Navy guy, retiring as a CPO. Grew up in Naw-fuk. Went to Naw-fuk Catholic, when it was next to DePaul Hospital.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

450 Ooooo. A grammie hit and run

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:38 AM (LAt9N)

451 Oh, and logprof, about that peanut-fed thing. When I would go to West Virginia to visit family as a kid, I noticed the baloney tasted different. Learned first-hand about the difference between peanut-fed and corn-fed meat.

I still like peanuts, except those boiled abominations. Who the hell decided that was a good thing to do to peanuts?

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:40 AM (Y8PSl)

452 Fear not!
Regional variants have been around since pre-Roman times. See also:
Balkenbrij
Faggot
Goetta
Groaty pudding
Haggis
Haslet
Meatloaf
Weckewerk

Happy Easter, all.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:41 AM (s0pjO)

453 I still like peanuts, except those boiled abominations. Who the hell decided that was a good thing to do to peanuts?
Posted by: RickZ

First time I tried boiled peanuts, they were brought to the table at a restaurant in Charleston.
They were okay, until they started to cool off. I prefer salted in shells

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:42 AM (LAt9N)

454 449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born on JAX Naval Station, FL, but moved to Norfolk at 13 months old; Dad was a 22-year Navy guy, retiring as a CPO. Grew up in Naw-fuk. Went to Naw-fuk Catholic, when it was next to DePaul Hospital.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

--My aunt was a nurse at DePaul, and I had cousins who went to Norfolk Catholic.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:43 AM (XAYDB)

455 Read the Conservative Tree house - Second Scope Memo Rosenstein Authorities Mueller to Target Michael Flynn Jr

The witch hunt conspirators will never be prosecuted

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:43 AM (BbGew)

456 Happy Easter...Always used to go to sunrise service at the church I lived near for many years, and a big multi church breakfast. I no longer do that, but those were good times. 3 different denominations were involved, quite different in their beliefs, but that one morning they were all together.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 05:43 AM (0o7Kx)

457 According to Deplorable Climate Science, on this date in 1980, it was 100 degrees in parts of Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:45 AM (LAt9N)

458 logprof, I graduated in 1974. Larry Sabato, yes that Larry Sabato listed in the sidebar above, graduated the year before I started. He also went to St. Pius X grade school.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:47 AM (Y8PSl)

459 449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

ummm...

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 05:51 AM (qxAnn)

460 Nor were they content with these false notions of God's nature; living in a world besieged by doubt, they misnamed its innumerable disorders a state of peace. Peace, amidst their rites of child-murder, their dark mysteries, their vigils consecrated to frenzy! Peace, while there is no respect for life, or for wedlock undefiled; always the murderous ambush, the jealous pangs of a husband betrayed! All is a welter of bloodshed and murder, theft and fraud, corruption and disloyalty, sedition and perjury; honest men are assailed, kindnesses forgotten, souls defiled, breeds confused, marriages unsettled; adultery reigns and wantonness. Name we all these, name we never the idols whose worship is the cause, the beginning and end, of all these! Their ecstasies are but raving, their prophecies are but lies; ill live their worshippers, and lightly forswear themselves. And no marvel; what hurt should they take from the oath falsely sworn, since all their faith is in dead gods? But indeed they shall pay both scores, idolaters that thought so ill of God, and perjurers that by their treason slighted all honour; not the power he swore by, but the justice that keeps watch over sinners, walks ever close on the heels of ill-doing.

--Wisdom 14:22-31

Is that eerily prescient, or just that human nature remains the same?

[Apologies to Protestants who did not get to read this awesome book]

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (XAYDB)

461 449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

ummm...
Posted by: m

Ace's time machine?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (LAt9N)

462 Ace's time machine?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (LAt9N)


Occam's Razor: Fat fingers.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:53 AM (Y8PSl)

463 458 logprof, I graduated in 1974. Larry Sabato, yes that Larry Sabato listed in the sidebar above, graduated the year before I started. He also went to St. Pius X grade school.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:47 AM (Y8PSl)

--A friend of my dad's was a classmate of Sabato's as an undergrad at UVA.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:54 AM (XAYDB)

464 462 Ace's time machine?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (LAt9N)

Occam's Razor: Fat fingers.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:53 AM (Y8PSl)

Whew.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 05:58 AM (qxAnn)

465 Great ONT, MisHum, and a perfect breakfast drink at the top. Unfortunately I have to go to work right now and can only have cofveve.

Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 05:59 AM (qBNEP)

466 465 Great ONT, MisHum, and a perfect breakfast drink at the top. Unfortunately I have to go to work right now and can only have cofveve.
Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 05:59 AM (qBNEP)

--Appears to be a very good hangover drink.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (XAYDB)

467 EMT is NOOD

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (LAt9N)

468 467 EMT is NOOD
Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (LAt9N)

thanks

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (qxAnn)

469 May I have one, please? Can you bring it to me on the Amalfi coast with a beach chair, floppy hat, shades and a beautiful sun rise? Thank you so much, Happy Easter to you and yours.

Posted by: Shorty at April 21, 2019 07:58 AM (NLEnr)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-14-2018 [Hosted By: Moviegique]

Ben Hur:

According to Wikipedia, 1959 saw the popularization of the sword-and-sandal epic through a smash-hit Italian film distributed in America as Hercules, starring Steve Reeves. No citation is given for this, but one wonders if another little film—you probably haven't heard of it—called Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was a factor as well. A box-office monster, this film ranks #14 in the all-time adjusted-for-inflation box office—and as I like to point out, the adjusted-for-inflation does not adjust for population. Just as with TV 60 years ago, movies like this had an outsized influence compared to, say, the #15 film Avatar.

It won 11 Oscars, an honor only shared with two other movies, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. And while Ace's love of 1982 is not unfounded, 1959 can give any year a run for its money: Some Like It Hot, North by Northwest, Rio Bravo, Pillow Talk, Anatomy of a Murder, Imitation of Life, The 400 Blows and on and on. As host Ben Mankiewicz pointed out in his intro, this film was so popular, the merchandising for it was bananas, and for years after it came out. You could even get Ben-His and Ben-Hur robes. As Mankiewicz doesn't point out, making this movie 10 years later would've been utterly unthinkable.

None of us had ever seen Ben-Hur, but not one of us balked at the three-and-a-half-hour running time. (And when movies of yore ran this long, they put in an intermission at least!)

galley.jpg
TFW you have to pee and you're not sure when the intermission is coming.

The plot is basically Gladiator, if that film had a fourth act where the hero meets Jesus and comes to eschew revenge. Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is a wealthy Jewish prince whose childhood friend, Messala (Stephen Boyd) has returned to Judea to help put down the rebellious Jews. Miffed by Ben-Hur's refusal to betray his people, Messala frames him and has him sentenced to a slave galley. Through a twist of fate, Ben-Hur survives the galleys only to become a prominent figure in Rome, whereupon he uses his freedom to return to his homeland in search of revenge. INTERMISSION. (In other words, you still have half the movie to go!)

This movie is jam-packed. There is no padding here. In fact, it feels kind of breakneck, with lots left out—probably due to the fact that it's based on the 800 page smash-hit book that unseated Uncle Tom's Cabin as the most popular book of the 19th century. We learn, for example, that Ben-Hur drove chariots in Rome but we never see that. He's on the galleys for years but we only see a little of that. He journeys from Rome to Jerusalem, where he meets Balthazar and lays the groundwork for the ultimate chariot race—and that's about all we see of that journey. It's practically a highlight reel, with no time to spare.

As a result, the acting burden falls primarily on Charlton Heston. We can only experience things through him. He won the Oscar for this role and it's well-deserved. It was de rigeur to deride his acting skills when I was a kid, and his iconic apocalyptic roles in Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man are cheesy—but that '65-'75 period was a cheesy time. Put Heston in a big, heroic Biblical role like this (or The 10 Commandments) and he shines.


haya.jpg
The lovely and moving Haya Harareet, a Palestinian from back when "Palestinian" meant "Jew".

Even so, this movie works because of William Wyler, the director of some of Hollywood's greatest films, like The Best Years of Our Lives and Roman Holiday, as well as one of the other great religious movies of all time, Friendly Persuasion (which has the most mature treatment of the challenges of faith I've seen from a Hollywood film). Wyler had turned down Ben-Hur repeatedly because he wasn't a Big Spectacle picture kind of guy. Ultimately, producer San Zimbalist convinced him by saying the movie needed intimacy—the spectacle would take care of itself. So Wyler brought the human interest, and let the spectacle take care of itself. (Wyler didn't even direct the chariot scene!)

And it is a spectacle! A glory of mattes, rear projection, models, set design and lighting, all skillfully blended give a sense of real time and place. It all reads beautifully, even if it's not perfect. The long shots of the fleet of galleys are pretty clearly models, and if you're really paying attention, you can see the little stick figures. But you do have to be looking, for the most part. (I do look because as much as CGI bores me—a bunch of guys like me typing on computers to move pixels around—I love practical effects and all the various crafts involved.)

The chariot race is still spectacular. It's Mad Max: Fury Road level of breathtaking, with horses and chariots flying everywhere and miraculously no stunt men dying.


chariot.jpg
Me trying to merge onto the 101 in the morning.

What takes the movie beyond the traditional sword-and-sandals revenge flick is that the chariot race, which is the climactic action set piece of the film is book-ended by Ben-Hur's redemption, where he realizes revenge isn't going to save him or restore his mother and daughter. The peripheral-character-in-the-life-of-Jesus trope was a common one for centuries and it is done expertly here. The Flower especially appreciated the trope of never showing His face.

Helluva flick, is what I'm saying. And crazy influential, too, of course. Obviously the inspiration for the Coen brothers Hail, Caesar!, we also couldn't help but notice that Life of Brian leans heavily on this (and Spartacus) for its portrayals of the Romans in Judea. What sort of surprised me was how some key points of Army of Darkness were echoes of this movie. For instance, the opening narration "My name is Ash, and I'm a slave." is shot in a very similar way to Ben-Hur's enslavement and the music cribbing from Miklos Roza's brilliant score. To say nothing of the bizarre windmill scene where the tiny Ashes yell "Ramming speed!"

Those just leapt out at me. I'm sure a brief review of IMDB's connections page would reveal much more.

We all loved it, and are primed for next month's classic: True Grit.


womans.jpg
"Stwike him, Centuwion! Vewy woughwee!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at 07:56 PM




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1 Thankfull not fishing

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:56 PM (BbGew)

2 A box-office monster, this film ranks #14 in the all-time adjusted-for-inflation box office -- and as I like to point out, the adjusted-for-inflation does not adjust for population. Just as with TV 60 years ago, movies like this had an outsized influence compared to, say, the #15 film Avatar.

As far as I'm concerned, the only metric that makes sense when you're judging movie popularity is number of tickets sold, adjusted for population size.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:57 PM (jrTqB)

3 Hello

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:58 PM (KOCKb)

4 "It was terrible! They got Roman naval tactics all wrong!"
-Expert in Roman naval tactics

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (zZbCU)

5 I watch my Ben Hur DVD about once per year. It holds up *amazingly* well.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (jrTqB)

6 Ben Hur is a great movie, and does pretty well on the historical record.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (BbGew)

7 Only movie I've ever seen in the theater with an intermission was Gettysburg[/1] in the Commodore Theater in Portsmouth.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (XAYDB)

8 Also has the 1926 version. Pre-Hayes Code, you can see nekkid wimmins dancing during some of the outdoor scenes.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (jrTqB)

9 Gods and Generals had an intermission. Probably needed two.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (jrTqB)

10 I'm old enough to have seen this flick. And I'm old enough to remember when movies actually had an "intermission" that everyone got up went to the bathroom/or bought popcorn. The flick would stop, the lights went on, music played. I think they might have been about 15 minutes long. Then lights out, and the next "roll" got put on the projector.

Posted by: Sally at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (sBDDH)

11 Also has the 1926 version. Pre-Hayes Code, you can see nekkid wimmins dancing during some of the outdoor scenes.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (jrTqB)

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A small part of me prefers the silent one, purely for the stunts. They were crazy dangerous and ridiculous.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (zZbCU)

12 Yay another movie thread! How long has it been, three weeks?! Anyway thanks Moviegique!

And it's true, epics like Ben-Hur just couldn't be made today. If the idea were presented to HBO or Netflix in 2019, it would have to be presented as an entire TV series, or on network TV, a "limited series," and producers still wouldn't want to go as all-out with the budget as MGM was willing to do in 1959.

It especially drives me crazy that whenever I watch a new film, instead of there being just one logo opening (such as Leo the Lion for MGM), there's oftentimes at least FIVE of them. I believe it's because studios today are so risk-averse, no single one wants to cough up the money to produce any movie today, even a fairly standard-budget one. By sharing the budget, they share in the risk (and minimize it per party).

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)

13 7 Only movie I've ever seen in the theater with an intermission was Gettysburg[/1] in the Commodore Theater in Portsmouth.
Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (XAYDB)

There are classic movies playing in theatres again.

Saw the Sound of Music on the big screen last year, with intermission.

This week is 'Singing in the Rain'... which I find interesting as its EASTER.

Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (NgKpN)

14 God's and Generals on a poll at the miniature site I think was voted one of the worst war movies.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (BbGew)

15
That Centurion in the last picture looks like Eric Swallowell.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (f1Vqw)

16 How the hell did the formatting end up that way?

Oh well, at least not Barrel-worthy

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (XAYDB)

17 Gods and Generals had an intermission. Probably needed two.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (jrTqB)
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Gods and Generals needed better editing and writing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (IFKOp)

18 4 "It was terrible! They got Roman naval tactics all wrong!"
-Expert in Roman naval tactics
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (zZbCU)

I thought Roman naval tactics consisted of Ram! Drop the ramp (which has a spike in it it keep the two ships from separating)! Board with the century of group troops you've been carrying as supercargo for the last week! Convert a naval battle into a land battle.

Posted by: King of Siam at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (MwFQu)

19 14 God's and Generals on a poll at the miniature site I think was voted one of the worst war movies.
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (BbGew

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It's first half is interminable. The second half is actually pretty good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (zZbCU)

20 Oh thank goodness, the movie thread is back.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (kQs4Y)

21 They did remake Ben-Hur...last year? The year before...hmmm...2016 per the Internet. I can almost not imaging watching it.

But I can imagine getting the DVD for the 1925 silent version, and just general re-watching.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (CcUfv)

22 "The Song Remains the Same" has an intermission - John Bonham's drum solo.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (+/7JY)

23 Little details get me. During the chariot race there is a line of golden dolphins used to denote how many laps have been run. After each lap another dolphin is positioned down. They're shown so quickly (maybe 4-5 times) they're easy to miss but once I discovered them that's what I have to see every time I watch the movie.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (aBR7R)

24 As I recall it, Gods And Generals has a ton of talking/exposition/philosophy discussions about war, slavery, humanity, etc etc between opposing generals.

Never had much interest in seeing it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (miE9U)

25 I remember intermissions at movies, theater and drive in

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (BbGew)

26 Somebody kill me now.
Mrs D is into yet another Hallmark movie.
Numbness in my fingers.
Creeping up my arms.
Vision slowly fading.
Grey.
Ugh

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (0tfLf)

27 Since it's the movie thread, I'll again share a question I posted on the ONT several nights ago:

What are the Horde's all-time favorite SILENT films?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U)

28 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)

A Jew becomes a Slave and then gets adopted by a Roman Senator?

Actually, Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (NgKpN)

29 23 -- JuJuBee

Loooved the dolphins. It's such a great touch. I don't remember now if we saw them at scale. It might have just been a tiny model.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (CcUfv)

30
So a few weeks ago I watched "The Angel" and then the documentary "The Spy Who Fell to Earth" about the subject of the movie. Very interesting to see what was included in the movie portrayal vs. the doc. I recommend watching them both in that order.


Also a movie on Netflix called "Tinker" also gets my recommendation.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (r+sAi)

31 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)
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Yeah, the number of vanity plates is getting ridiculous, though I believe that at least one of them is for the distributor.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (IFKOp)

32 There's so much to like in this movie, I have to note one exceptional element you didn't mention - The Musical Score! This is another one of those movies I will watch over and over again just to listen to that magnificent score - every piece is strong! A good score will have one or two really good musical themes - it's hard to count how many great themes there are here! The Nativity, the Galley, the Battle, the Chariot Race, the Finale - every one of them equally great, it is some of the best orchestral music of the 20th century.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (V2Yro)

33 25 I remember intermissions at movies, theater and drive in
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (BbGew)

Let's all go to the lobby! Let's all go to the lobby! Let's all go to the lobby! And get ourselves a drink!

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (MwFQu)

34 A small part of me prefers the silent one, purely for the stunts. They were crazy dangerous and ridiculous.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (zZbCU)


They were nuts. One silent film (I forget which one) had the heroine unconscious on some breaking-up ice flowing toward a waterfall, and the hero had to hop and skip from ice chunk to ice chunk, pick her up, and get her off the river before going over the side. They actually went out in the dead of winter to film this, no stunt doubles, no special effects, no nothing. Took them 26 takes before the director got what he wanted. That's insane.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (jrTqB)

35 qdpsteve--

My favorite silents (not counting anachronistic ones like '30s Chaplin or '70s Mel Brooks) are:

Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Kaligari, Faust, The Gold Rush and The General, which is probably the funniest movie I've ever seen.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (CcUfv)

36 27 Since it's the movie thread, I'll again share a question I posted on the ONT several nights ago:

What are the Horde's all-time favorite SILENT films?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U

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The Passion of Joan of Arc.

I just watched Speedy on YouTube this week. Good, funny stuff from Harold Loyd.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (zZbCU)

37 Letterbox versus tv screen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m1-pP1-5K8

You've probably seen this, but Martin Scorsese shows how resizing to fit a typical square t.v. screen totally changes the dynamic of the famous chariot sequence.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (kQs4Y)

38 moviegique, thanks!

I also saw at Amazon, The Last Laugh. Looked interesting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (miE9U)

39 Good post OM, and I'm not a movie guy, but Ben Hur is one I will watch every time.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (qBNEP)

40 Tom Servo!

I did mention it! "For instance, the opening narration "My name is Ash, and I'm a slave." is shot in a very similar way to Ben-Hur's enslavement and the music cribbing from Miklos Roza's brilliant score."

And I was loving the score all the way through. Rosa was great.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:09 PM (CcUfv)

41 TJM, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:09 PM (miE9U)

42 Saw "Bad Times at the El Royale" yesterday. Recommended.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (kQs4Y)

43 Watching Ben Hur at the moment and Messala just became a drag racer.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (x29ff)

44 -
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God's and Generals on a poll at the miniature site I think was voted one of the worst war movies.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM

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I've no dog in the Gods and Generals fight but any poll that relies on modern human's responses is unreliable because modern humans themselves are unreliable.

Posted by: cranky old dude at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (RVcmP)

45 21 They did remake Ben-Hur...last year? The year before...hmmm...2016 per the Internet. I can almost not imaging watching it.
But I can imagine getting the DVD for the 1925 silent version, and just general re-watching.
Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (CcUfv)


The new version of Ben Hur was made by Roma Downey, a very earnest, very well-intentioned Christian lady, and it stunk on ice. I could not finish it.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (jrTqB)

46 I thought Roman naval tactics consisted of Ram! Drop the ramp (which has a spike in it it keep the two ships from separating)! Board with the century of group troops you've been carrying as supercargo for the last week! Convert a naval battle into a land battle.
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The "corvus" boarding bridge was pretty much only used during the First Punic War, when the Romans really hadn't developed a fleet or fleet tactics. The major issue with the corvus was that it added a lot of topside weight and made the ships less seaworthy, especially in rough seas. They dropped it once they got a handle on naval warfare.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (IFKOp)

47 1926 Buster Keaton The General
I often say if you don't think you would like a silent film watch that first.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:11 PM (BbGew)

48 I also got tickets to see the Rifftraxx spin on "Octaman", and also a documentary next month on Deep Space Nine.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:12 PM (kQs4Y)

49 Absolutely wonderful movie, stunningly composed, and puts almost all modern movies to shame. Still, calling a revenge story a "tale of the Christ" is a little cheeky.

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 08:12 PM (QE8X6)

50 True story.
My mother claimed she was asked out by Stephen Boyd when he was Billy Millar way back in Belfast in the fifties and said she turned him down.

That my mum said it was true doesn't mean it happened because I heard Boyd liked to...well...travel on the other bus.

But fair doos, my ma was a bit of a looker back then and knew Van Morrison.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (OFzX4)

51 The only silent I can think that I've watched at any length is "Metropolis". It's...different.

I'd really like to see Abel Gance's "Napoleon".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (IFKOp)

52 47 1926 Buster Keaton The General
I often say if you don't think you would like a silent film watch that first.
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:11 PM (BbGew)

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Comedy in general, but The General in particular, yeah.

Chaplin had more pathos, Loyd more everyman charm. It depends on your audience who worl would be best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (zZbCU)

53 Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (jrTqB)
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That sounds like "Way Down East".

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (kQs4Y)

54 Favorite line, from Balthazar:
"Your whole life is a miracle"

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at April 20, 2019 08:14 PM (iouK0)

55 In the book, Masala didn't die. He was crippled and bankrupted. I.E. totally destroyed. And all of his friends that bet on him also lost bigly.
IMHO, they could have found a more appealing actress for the role of Esther.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:14 PM (KOCKb)

56 There are classic movies playing in theatres again.

I saw "2001" a little while ago and it had an intermission.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 08:14 PM (sdi6R)

57 I forget what happens to Ben's wimmen in the movie.

They became lepers but first were prostitutes I think.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (Z+IKu)

58 Glad you liked the movie. I watched this as a youngster on TV as I grew up.

I think it is cute how you reference things in an older movie by using a newer movie, like the older movie used the newer movie as a basis. Of course we all know it is the other way around where the newer movie used things in the older movies as guides.

Posted by: zogger at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (SKahJ)

59 Does no one want to take in an old Steve Reeves movie?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (6qErC)

60 OM I think the ice flow movie you're remembering is Way Down East with Lillian Gish.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (aBR7R)

61 57 I forget what happens to Ben's wimmen in the movie.

They became lepers but first were prostitutes I think.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (Z+IKu)

Nope, caught Leprosy in Prison.

Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (NgKpN)

62 Ice floe. I hate my phone.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (aBR7R)

63 51 The only silent I can think that I've watched at any length is "Metropolis". It's...different.

I'd really like to see Abel Gance's "Napoleon".
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (IFKOp)

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I love that movie. The 6 hour version is amazing. The tripdic sequence jaw dropping. The first sequence with Napoleon as a child overseeing a snow fight is some of my favorite filmmaking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (zZbCU)

64 I believe it's because studios today are so
risk-averse, no single one wants to cough up the money to produce any
movie today, even a fairly standard-budget one. By sharing the budget,
they share in the risk (and minimize it per party).
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)


I hadn't thought of that, I thought it was like construction here in 2008. A prime contractor hired a sub to do construction who was actually three guys in an office, and they hired a sub, who was a father and son who had a PO box and some heavy equipment and a line on getting construction materials, and they hired a sub who had a name in the construction industry because he was really good at invoicing and running payrolls, but he didn't have any employees, so he hired 15 Mexicans as "independent contractors" who had their own tools and at least one guy who could read a blueprint, and that was how you built that community medical clinic on grants to the regional hospital.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (TN7xY)

65 Ten Commandments on right now. Another great one.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (7ZQe3)

66 -
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I also got tickets to see the Rifftraxx spin on "Octaman", and also a documentary next month on Deep Space Nine.



Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

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I was once small.

Posted by: Big McLargeHuge at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (RVcmP)

67 Kindltot, LOL. :-) Also a good point...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

68 The Roman Consul, not a Senator know Judah Ben-Hur's father, personally.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (KOCKb)

69 Thanks to everyone for all the great silent movie recommendations. I want to add them all to my collection...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

70 Interesting note about the author, Lew Wallace, a Civil War General for the Federals. At the Battle of Shiloh, U.S. Grant commanding, Lew Wallace was in command of a relief column of 20,000 men that Grant desperately, needed, as he was getting his ass kicked. Wallace and his column got lost, they could hear the shooting of the battle but they could never actually find it, and only get there at dark, as the fight was ending. Grant was furious, blamed Wallace personally, and never forgave him.

Later on, when Grant was President, Wallace has enough influence to merit an appointment from Grant - but since he still didn't like him, he made him the Territorial Governor of New Mexico, which would park him as far away from D.C. as possible. Sitting in a dusty office off the dusty town square in Santa Fe, with very little else to do, Lew Wallace wrote Ben Hur.


Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (V2Yro)

71

Mother and sister.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (aKsyK)

72 TCM played a lot of Able Gance's Napoleon probably well over 10 years ago, maybe 15.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (BbGew)

73 And to be accurate, the winning chariots would run wide, apexing near the middle (not a lot of braking available)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 20, 2019 08:19 PM (6qErC)

74 I have seen Ben-Hur a bunch but I always wait for the chariot race.

I'm going to settle in and watch "The Passion"

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 08:19 PM (x29ff)

75 52 47 1926 Buster Keaton The General
I often say if you don't think you would like a silent film watch that first.
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:11 PM (BbGew)

Amazing thing about "The General" is that it's based on a True Story.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:19 PM (V2Yro)

76 Lessee, it been so long since the last movie thread, I saw a buch of stuff, so-

1) "Hellboy" forget the poor reviews by critics and GDT fanboys.

"Hellboy" is a lot of fun and just wants to entertain you. It plays like "a week in the life of Hellboy", you know, without retelling Hellboy's origin all over again.

There's an overarching "end of the world" plot a well as a few side trips, which fit in as well just to keep things constantly moving.

Good script. Good acting. Some fabulous action scenes, super creepy Baba Yaga. and horrific hell critters on Earth.

CGI great except where it isn't. The speaking to the dead scene looks like I did the CGI on a Commodore 64.

Lots of fun. Check it out.

2) Santa Clarita Diet Season 3: Netflix

More undead fun. A bit more SJW than previously but not oppressively so.

If you haven't seen this one, you're missing out on a very good comedy.

This season could be considered the end, unless they wish to go on.

3)Shazam! is fun though fairly childish. If you have younguns around, this would be a pretty good choice.

Scary but not too scary. Violent but not tooo violent.

It's good.

4) "Pet Cemetery" is surprisingly worse than the old version.

At least, the old version finally brought the horror at the end and ended up being very creepy for those las t few minutes.

The new one can't even do that. Several changes which undercut the theme and horror.

Uneven acting. Great horror but poor script. Poor directing consisting of jump scares throughout.

They never give you the existential and parental horror at the cent of "PS".

See it on cable if you wish. Don't spend your money.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 08:20 PM (CRRq9)

77 It was de rigeur to deride his acting skills when I was a kid, and his iconic apocalyptic roles in Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man are cheesy-but that '65-'75 period was a cheesy time.



I think it depended more on the movies. He was still making good movies in that time period. He made Major Dundee, the Agony and Ecstasy and The Warlord in 1965. Khartoum in 1966, and the first Planet of the Apes movie he was good in. I thought he was good Cardinal Richelieu in the Three (1973) and Four Musketeers (1974). He was very hammy in Omega Man, Soylent Green, Airport 1975 and Earthquake but those movies were pretty 70s cheese.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (ljwAy)

78 Glad you liked the movie. I watched this as a youngster on TV as I grew up.
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I remember watching Ben-Hur on TV when I was in high school. I believe it was on one of the local L.A. stations. Anyhow, they advertised it as having the first hour and a half as being commercial-free, a big deal at the time. However, they made up for the commercial-freeness by saturating the latter half of the movie. Toward the end, they'd show 5 minutes of movie, and 5-7 minutes of commercials. It became a real death march.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (IFKOp)

79 It played Sunday and Wednesday on the big screen.

I went both days.

The time just flew by!

I used to watch it once a year, but in the recent decade, I've slowed that pace a bit (much to my wife's relief!).

It's just damned well the best movie ever made.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (vP0jg)

80 Ben-Hur is in my top 5 favorite movies. Charleton Heston was a MOVIE STAR. You don't find those much anymore.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (WNAuL)

81 Watched "The Passion" yesterday. Enough tears. That's the day for it. Now that the Sun is down, the Easter Vigil Mass has begun.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (KOCKb)

82 >>32 There's so much to like in this movie, I have to note one exceptional element you didn't mention - The Musical Score! This is another one of those movies I will watch over and over again just to listen to that magnificent score - every piece is strong!


We watched "The Robe" last night for that very reason. Stunning, absolutely stunning score by Randy Newman's uncle.

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (QE8X6)

83 They were nuts. One silent film (I forget which one)
had the heroine unconscious on some breaking-up ice flowing toward a
waterfall, and the hero had to hop and skip from ice chunk to ice chunk,
pick her up, and get her off the river before going over the side. They
actually went out in the dead of winter to film this, no stunt doubles,
no special effects, no nothing. Took them 26 takes before the director
got what he wanted. That's insane.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor
Griffith's "Way Down East"?

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:22 PM (gfZsX)

84 It would make sense if the movie that's been mentioned with the impossible stunts, was a DW Griffith flick.

From what I've read, DW was kinda crazy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)

85 Zogger--

I was trying to explain "Ben Hur" to some people younger than me, and I realized, oh, yeah, it's just like "Gladiator"--so they got it from that. =)

As for Napoleon, I remember about 35 years ago when they played it live here with Carmine Coppola conducting the score. A six hour marathon for a not young man.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (CcUfv)

86 I loved Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green and The Omega Man.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (KOCKb)

87 Fuck, Blues power play

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (XAYDB)

88
I've really been enjoying the site tubi.tv.com. They have a ton of movies and TV shows on there for free. They just added a ton more including The Passion, The Six Million Dollar Man and DW Griffith's Intolerance (the hour and a half version)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (ljwAy)

89 I had free Cinemax last weekend and saw the first hour of Blade Runner 2049, I took a shot with old vcr to tape the rest but haven't seen if it worked or not.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (BbGew)

90 Sean Connery: werewolf
George Lazenby: vampire
Roger Moore: vampire
Timothy Dalton: werewolf (disputed, small chance he is instead a vampire)
Peirce Brosnan: vampire
Daniel Craig: werewolf

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (rnAwa)

91 Did they ever make a Soylent Green lunchbox? Cuz that would have been cool.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)

92 One thing I will say about Miklos Rosa, however:

The music in Ben-Hur is awesome!

...but every other movie I've heard him score sounds like the Ben-Hur soundtrack over and over. Doesn't matter if it's a western or whatever, the music is still Ben-Hur.

I don't think he had a lot of tricks in his bag, but that bag works well in Ben-Hur.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (vP0jg)

93 How the hell did the formatting end up that way?

Oh well, at least not Barrel-worthy

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (XAYDB)
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close tags in your nick are your friend.

Posted by: The Barrel at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (ER1jH)

94 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (V2Yro)
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Wallace didn't get lost so much as use a very inefficient method to get his column turned around (he was marching away from the Shiloh campsite at the time they heard the fighting break out).

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (IFKOp)

95 Nope, caught Leprosy in Prison.
Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (NgKpN)

I believe it, I believe it. I don't know why they keep saying I won't believe it.

I believe it.

Thanks Don Q!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:25 PM (Z+IKu)

96 'Watched "The Passion" yesterday.'

That reminds me. It's on tomorrow for free on PlutoTV.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2019 08:25 PM (UdKB7)

97 Favorite silent film...
Restored version of the pieces of what could be found of Napoleon (1927)
Music by Carmine Coppola in the restored one.
I went every day for a week to see it at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus

Posted by: Appycay at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (8G3+Q)

98 Ulysses S. Grant - Werewolf
William Tecumseh Sherman - Werewolf (duh - look at his photo)
Robert E. Lee - Vampire

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (kQs4Y)

99 I loved Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green and The Omega Man.
Posted by: JAS

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Same here. Perfect films that freeze that time period for me.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (vP0jg)