Saturday Overnight Open Thread (6/6/20)

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The Saturday Night Joke



(H/T JT)

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

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

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

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

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The ONT Musical Interlude- Family Edition



(H/T Touch 'em all)

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


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Who was Sara Little Turnbull?

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

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


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Illustrator? Really?

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

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

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

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


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

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1 I can't breathe.

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

2 First

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

3 Dammit

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

4 good evening

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

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

Um. I love you all.

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

6 Rock Rock Rockaway Beach!

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

7
That joke was perfect!

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

8 Hi everyone.

Was gonna share things but this is too weird

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

9 Evening, horde.

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

10 Evening Horde!

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

11 Seriously?

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

12 I can't breathe.

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

13 I am Batman.

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

14 8 Hi everyone.

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

Weird is normal these days.

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

15 NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA

BATMAN

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

16 Cocktail anyone?

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

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

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

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

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

19 In before the trollops and blackguards.

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

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

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

[]@NPR

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

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

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

21 Good evening, y'all.

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

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

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

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

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

It can't be worse than that.

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

24 It's gonna be an early night.

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

25 Yo

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

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

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

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

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

28 Thanks for the ONT.

Could the hamster be more dense on Bikini Car washes?

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

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

But WHY aren't the big guns posting?

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

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

30 Football, you bet.

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

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



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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35 A wing of bats?

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

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

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

37 Evening all. Yay Saturday ONT!!

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

38 Is that an old fashioned? Those are delicious.

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

39 I'm a noobe so IDK anything.

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

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


A buffet?

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

41 Way late to this party also
Good night everyone

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

42 *rings doorbell*

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

43 A group of rats is called a mischief.

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

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

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

45
Batman's diet: insects and blood.

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

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

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

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

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

48 And infield of bats?

Posted by: Ernie Banks at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (ufFY8)

49 That actually looks like a real Old Fashioned. No soda pop

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (7ZQe3)

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



It can't be worse than that.

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


I must have missed that. Also assuming they weren't using 9 volt.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (2N7oZ)

51 Just watched a trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Actually looks like it might be fun.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (CAJOC)

52 Gonna start drinking gin again. Tonic water and some blackberries to make it healthy.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (IYHxL)

53 Heh, what's a group of bat's called?
Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (bDqIh)


The collective noun is colony or cloud, near as I can tell.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (t+qrx)

54 A dugout of bats.

Posted by: Jack Brickhouse at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (ufFY8)

55 Anyone in Charlotte? March A big deal or not. I m mean aggressive or peaceful?
Posted by: Shannon


No problem.

Duke Power will pay for Democrats.

Posted by: Miklos, mot a shareholder at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (QzkSJ)

56 Anytime I open a new tab it brings up a table of promoted articles. Usually they are lefty drivel of some sort from The Atlantic, NYT, etc. It is now a barrage of how black people are horribly treated. Fine, let me know which 13% of the country they want and they can have it. I'm done.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (o+S+U)

57
20 Heh, what's a group of bat's called?


A colony. Less commonly, a camp.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:56 PM (pNxlR)

58 *throws panties to crowd*

Oops, wrong crowd... Sorry about that... Hey, I'm no longer contagious...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at June 06, 2020 09:56 PM (5gNjG)

59 Always loved The Ramones.

Pure noise, no BS. As it should be.

Plus, what did the old lady say as the punchline? My denture affected accent meter with a dash of Cockney was a bit off.

Could not understand a word of her mumble.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 09:56 PM (Z+IKu)

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

It can't be worse than that.

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

I have passed kidney stones. Non-liquids do not do well in penises...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 09:56 PM (A5zUN)

61 Bugger me dead...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 09:56 PM (7WaWV)

62 Always loved The Ramones.

I wanna be sedated... No... seriously... I wanna be sedated

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (Zmnko)

63 How many of the Ramones are dead now?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (iymtC)

64 Just watched a trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Actually looks like it might be fun.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (CAJOC)

It seems to have potential. The SJWs were crying because it ignores the 2016 travesty.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (o+S+U)

65 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (5RpHt)

66 OK, it's a colony of bats.
That's kinda boring. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (bDqIh)

67 34. yup. The 70s right? Early 80s?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (d6Zcu)

68 I'll wash your car for $5

Posted by: Lena Dunham, Bikini'd up at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (fDIwz)

69 I saw the D-Cell Dickholes open for the Pipefitters at the Bangalore Torpedo in 1977.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (sWM8x)

70
Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (fDIwz)

I must have missed that. Also assuming they weren't using 9 volt.
Posted by: Mr. Morango


Dry cells, actually.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:58 PM (pNxlR)

71 Apparently google trends (blue checkmark) thinks that "quarantine" is a six letter word.

Posted by: normal at June 06, 2020 09:58 PM (obo9H)

72 52 Gonna start drinking gin again. Tonic water and some blackberries to make it healthy.

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Try Gin with Bitter Lemon. It's really quite refreshing.

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 06, 2020 09:58 PM (7ZQe3)

73 Next week on Sven he has the werewolf movie with Oliver Reed. Fun.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:58 PM (VNfwt)

74 1 I can't breathe.
Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at June 06, 2020 09:43 PM (EgshT)
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I can't either.

Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne at June 06, 2020 09:59 PM (M/9m0)

75 If a colony of bats fly over you hope you are wearing a hat.

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 09:59 PM (7cc/Y)

76 ONT - thanks Mis Hum for the rich content.

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at June 06, 2020 09:59 PM (DjiZK)

77 I have a Cheap Trick guitar pick I lend my buddy when he goes out sarging. It works!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 10:00 PM (vuisn)

78
76 ONT - thanks Mis Hum for the rich Corinthian content.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 10:01 PM (pNxlR)

79 The KKK took my baby away was a classic

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 10:01 PM (iymtC)

80 There's a picture I saw once of two crows that was captioned "Attempted Murder." I laughed way harder than I probably should have.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:01 PM (OzQGF)

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

What's bitter lemon?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 10:02 PM (IYHxL)

82 There used to be a "nude" truck wash place some where around Killgore Texas as I recall. Never could afford to use it though.

Posted by: Javems at June 06, 2020 10:02 PM (ofIwF)

83 The Batusi...

https://tinyurl.com/o2ntm8z

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 10:02 PM (l3+k2)

84 You are all great, by which I mean wonderful. See you tomorrow!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 10:02 PM (l9m7l)

85 How many of the Ramones are dead now?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (iymtC)

I think the original four are all dead now.

They floated drummers in and out on occasion if I remember right. Marky? I forget.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 10:03 PM (Z+IKu)

86 Rick Nielsen threw TONS of picks out to the crowd NYE at the Casino. I wish I would gone up afterwards and grabbed a few. They had to be littering the floor...

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 10:03 PM (zUdXR)

87 76 ONT - thanks Mis Hum for the rich Corinthian content.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 10:01 PM (pNxlR)

Well played sir

Posted by: Quilters Irish Death at June 06, 2020 10:03 PM (DjiZK)

88 100!

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:03 PM (Lhcx9)

89 Hello, how are you? What did you do today?

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:04 PM (Lhcx9)

90
There used to be a "nude" truck wash place some where around Killgore Texas as I recall. Never could afford to use it though.
Posted by: Javems


Fund raising enterprise for the Kilgore College Rangerettes, was it?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 10:04 PM (pNxlR)

91 "I can't breathe!"-Some intern

Posted by: Joe Scarborough's Off Desk: "I Was Framed!" at June 06, 2020 10:04 PM (Ndje9)

92 I too am pro-bikini car washes.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 06, 2020 10:04 PM (4thlk)

93 One Seagrams 7 straight up and time for bed. May GOD Bless all of you and remember, we need to take care of this attack on America and civilization before we need a D-Day.

Posted by: Eromero at June 06, 2020 10:04 PM (XhWtx)

94 So, it's a colony of bats.

Until they throw off the Mother Cave's yoke.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 10:04 PM (fDIwz)

95
88 100!
Posted by: ALH


No, you were 88 which means you love Hitler!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 10:05 PM (aKsyK)

96 A soup of bats.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 10:05 PM (vuisn)

97 What's bitter lemon?

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It's tonic with citrus . Makes a great mixer for gin

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 06, 2020 10:05 PM (7ZQe3)

98 Her name is Sara Little Turnbull, and she designed what would become the N95 based on the shape of a bra cup.



Which is why guys will wear them, but on our heads.

Posted by: Weird Miklosian Science at June 06, 2020 10:05 PM (QzkSJ)

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

Logical progressions of events, my dear Lizzy

Posted by: Commissar Ray Bradbury - lighting a flamethrower - at June 06, 2020 10:05 PM (mMLSg)

100 Well it's Frey's city that caused all this. Where were the mayor and police chief when they should have reviewed the policy. This technique has been used many times since 2015 and NBC says it was in the Minneapolis policy manual at the time of Floyd's death. Where was Keith Ellison? Where was Governor Walz? Why is Trump in charge of every police force in the nation? It was the responsibility of Minneapolis to regulate its police, not the feds. Frey had 2.5 yeas to look at policy and procedure. This national nightmare if Frey's fault and Hodges before him.

This policy lapse in the fault of Minneapolis and Minnesota

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (ONvIw)

101 Heh, what's a group of bats called?

A: Tony Fauci's grant recipients

Posted by: Joe Scarborough's Off Desk: at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (Ndje9)

102 84 You are all great, by which I mean wonderful. See you tomorrow!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 10:02 PM (l9m7l)

What? You're leaving without sharing what you were going to share? Uncool.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (OzQGF)

103 Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters:


https://tinyurl.com/frey-shame

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (hKLpI)

104 Wow just heard on radio at Floyd's memorial Mayor Frey wouldn't say he wanted to defund the police so the crowd turned on him.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (d6Zcu)

105 The ex has a Cheap Trick pick she got when they played the club she waitressed at when we were at Ft Hood. She displays it as a thing of honor. I saw them in Omaha in the mid 70's at the peak, what a show.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (iymtC)

106 101 Heh, what's a group of bats called?

A Karen

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (fDIwz)

107
"That actually looks like a real Old Fashioned. No soda pop"


Sure but we decided to add soda so we can keep drinking them for four or five hours straight.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (4thlk)

108 Tommy Ramone was a Freakin' Magyar!

Posted by: Miklos, always wanting to be sedated at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (QzkSJ)

109 Gluten abend meine fapperschoen!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

110 Heh, what's a group of bats called?
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A market?

Posted by: Hop Sing at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (sWM8x)

111 What's bitter lemon?

A: The CNN Evening Report

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (Ndje9)

112 Oddly, Chauvin does have a home in Florida.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:08 PM (ONvIw)

113 No, you were 88 which means you love Hitler!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 10:05 PM (aKsyK)

You must have me confused with 666. Now there's a Hitler!

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:08 PM (Lhcx9)

114 Note, in Virginia the "bad" numeric pair 88* has been replaced by the approved numeric pair 83**

*a Heil Hiltler signifier

** the Heil Coonman signifier

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:08 PM (mMLSg)

115 103. yes Rodrigo, like that!

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:08 PM (d6Zcu)

116 109 Gluten abend meine fapperschoen!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

No hablo espanol.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:08 PM (OzQGF)

117 112 Oddly, Chauvin does have a home in Florida.
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:08 PM (ONvIw)

I certainly didn't invite him here.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

118 104 Wow just heard on radio at Floyd's memorial Mayor Frey wouldn't say he wanted to defund the police so the crowd turned on him.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (d6Zcu)

Crowd was heavily white, young and stupid

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:09 PM (ONvIw)

119 Gluten abend meine fapperschoen!
Posted by: Insomniac


6 minute gluten abs.

Posted by: Miklos, random hitchhiker at June 06, 2020 10:09 PM (QzkSJ)

120 A colony of bats is called an NIH patent application.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 06, 2020 10:09 PM (Ndje9)

121 I aspire to play like Joe Satriani or Eddie Van Halen but my skills are closer to that of Johnny Ramone

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (h1jJh)

122 You who want to defund the Police can just sod off.

Posted by: Sting at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (sWM8x)

123 121 I aspire to play like Joe Satriani or Eddie Van Halen but my skills are closer to that of Johnny Ramone
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (h1jJh)

Practice practice practice!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

124 A colony of bats is called an NIH patent application.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 06, 2020 10:09 PM (Ndje9)


The NIH appears to be a colony of batshits, much like the CDC and WHO.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (mMLSg)

125 I certainly didn't invite him here.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

A likely story! Notice you have dropped the 'Racist Welcome Wagon' from your sig. DON'T TRY TO DENY IT!

That's how this is working now, right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (A5zUN)

126 *hic*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (kVr0X)

127 I aspire to play like Joe Satriani or Eddie Van Halen but my skills are closer to that of Johnny Ramone

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (h1jJh)



Practice practice practice!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)


And then some.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (9Om/r)

128 That was a good joke.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 10:12 PM (Uu+Jp)

129 A likely story! Notice you have dropped the 'Racist Welcome Wagon' from your sig. DON'T TRY TO DENY IT!

That's how this is working now, right?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (A5zUN)

Pretty much, yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

130 What idiot thought up the idea of defunding the police?

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:12 PM (Lhcx9)

131 The thing I like most about the Batman pic is George Clooney's firm, protuberant nipples.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:13 PM (kVr0X)

132 Defunding the police is gonna sting.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 10:13 PM (fDIwz)

133 I wish to speak to your manager about bouncy bouncy I am no longer contagious!

Posted by: Hungarian Karen at June 06, 2020 10:13 PM (5gNjG)

134 > Crowd was heavily white, young and stupid

Yep. See the video link I posted above.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:13 PM (hKLpI)

135 "Crowd was heavily white..."

Dude, it's Minnesota.

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 10:13 PM (7cc/Y)

136 That was a good joke.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 10:12 PM (Uu+Jp)


Dude, this is AoS you need to far more specific ...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:14 PM (mMLSg)

137 > What idiot thought up the idea of defunding the police?

The same ones who start screaming for the police when the rioters come into their neighborhoods.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:14 PM (hKLpI)

138 No, you were 88 which means you love Hitler!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


"Rocket 88" was first recorded by Ike Turner.

This may cause problems.


https://tinyurl.com/y9ejmvej

Posted by: Miklos, hittin' them keys like Little Richard at June 06, 2020 10:14 PM (QzkSJ)

139 I can't wait to see them file suit against Barr holding back police funds for Sanctuary Cities while they're cutting police budgets in half.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 06, 2020 10:14 PM (Ndje9)

140 Pretty much, yeah.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

Seems too easy. Like beating up midgets.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:14 PM (A5zUN)

141 I certainly didn't invite him here.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

His wife must make money, FL home is said to be valued at close to 300k, as is the house in St Paul.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:14 PM (ONvIw)

142 127 I aspire to play like Joe Satriani or Eddie Van Halen but my skills are closer to that of Johnny Ramone

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (h1jJh)



Practice practice practice!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)


And then some.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (9Om/r)

What he said! I'm just now getting back to being able to play some Van Halen tunes. Lots and lots of practice to get the strength, dexterity and coordination back.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (NWiLs)

143 104 Wow just heard on radio at Floyd's memorial Mayor Frey wouldn't say he wanted to defund the police so the crowd turned on him.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (d6Zcu)
------------------------------------
Heh.
Now, if only the crowd demanded the same of Joe Biden when he attends whatever memorial he's supposed to attend!
Let's see the old fart get "defund the police" clearly on his record.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (M/9m0)

144 If we defund the police, will we have to use volunteer police like the fire department does?

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (Lhcx9)

145 I quit listening to Jeff Beck when I realized that I was gritting my teeth the whole time. Mom spent too much money on the Dentist for that. And thats why theres meth right?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (iymtC)

146 Thanks for the Quarantine Kids. That is the cutest family. Loved theGranny joke.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (gLRfa)

147 Crowd was heavily white, young and stupid

Earlier, BB had a post up about a conversation with a KGB defector from the mid '80's. He outlined the four stage process they were using.

1. Demoralization - make Americans ashamed of their country. Three generations of public education have accomplished that.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 10:16 PM (VNfwt)

148 What idiot thought up the idea of defunding the police?

A; People with their own bodyguards and police forces. The same ones who already wanted to empty jails before the first sneeze.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (Ndje9)

149 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

150 They don't mean to dismantle or defund the police. They know better than that, because eventually they would be very, very dead. I think they mean to start a new-bolshevik-fascist enforcement organization of some flavor or another, I expect.

What happens when any sane person and business deletes their property and sales tax revenue?

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (B6WO/)

151 > Now there's a Hitler!

When you have just one ball
And you're not very tall
That's a Hitler!

When your mustache is gay
And Arbeit macht Frei
That's a Hitler!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (hKLpI)

152 Pretty much, yeah.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:12 PM (NWiLs)


You need to be much more gracious when you accept benevolent well meaning criticism directed at identifying your flaws...

Unless you really like re-education seminars!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (mMLSg)

153 That's how this is working now, right?
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Wait till they accuse Aetius of Vandalism.


Posted by: Stilicho Miklosius at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (QzkSJ)

154 I saw The Ramones about a dozen times in the early 80's and they were always what you would expect. I have several of their albums, but I hardly listen to them anymore. Their shtick got old fast.

But Johnny was a conservative and a big fan of Reagan.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (o1fzk)

155 >>Wow just heard on radio at Floyd's memorial Mayor Frey wouldn't say he wanted to defund the police so the crowd turned on him.



#Courage! See how he scampers away. . .

https://tinyurl.com/ybeg8uqn

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:18 PM (bDqIh)

156 149 Good evening, Horde!
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free!

{{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:18 PM (NWiLs)

157 127 I aspire to play like Joe Satriani or Eddie Van Halen but my skills are closer to that of Johnny Ramone

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (h1jJh)



Practice practice practice!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)


And then some.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (9Om/r)

And pickslanting

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 10:18 PM (fDIwz)

158 Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters:


https://tinyurl.com/frey-shame

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:06 PM (hKLpI)


That's a mayor?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

159 I can't breathe--but if I could, I would be enjoying the social programs Ted sponsored!

Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne at June 06, 2020 10:19 PM (Ndje9)

160 You need to be much more gracious when you accept benevolent well meaning criticism directed at identifying your flaws...

Unless you really like re-education seminars!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (mMLSg)

*chambers a round*
Ain't too worried about that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

161 Good evening {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:19 PM (mMLSg)

162 My echo can't breath

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:19 PM (JgrP5)

163 Evening.

My fellow Texans, I'm afraid I come as the bearer of bad news.

We just lost Luby's.

*Doffs cap*

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (xW4Id)

164 Are the riots losing steam? I would imagine keeping the derangement turned up to 11 weeks at a time is a tall order.

Posted by: Jmel at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (OeWgo)

165
#Courage! See how he scampers away. . .

https://tinyurl.com/ybeg8uqn
Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:18 PM (bDqIh)

He looks like a kid in that video

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (ONvIw)

166 It's not crazy or surprising that some would propose to defund the police. But it's crazy that those who are in a position to defund the police are apparently enthusiastic about the idea.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (o1fzk)

167 What he said! I'm just now getting back to being
able to play some Van Halen tunes. Lots and lots of practice to get the
strength, dexterity and coordination back.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (NWiLs)

Yeah if you put it down for a long time it takes a few months to get over the hump, and then it comes back faster and faster.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (9Om/r)

168 159 I can't breathe--but if I could, I would be enjoying the social programs Ted sponsored!
Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne at June 06, 2020 10:19 PM (Ndje9)

You know, I like to think that Mary Jo, had she lived, would have been our Margret Thatcher.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (A5zUN)

169 Ohio searching how to spell tomorrow... based on the number of people I've encountered around here spelling it "tomarrow", that seems about right.

Posted by: AF at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (RsPQq)

170 Seems too easy. Like beating up midgets.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


One does not "beat up" midgets.

One tosses midgets.

Posted by: Miklos, G'day Mate at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (QzkSJ)

171 I think it's gotta be WeirdDave's fault somehow.

One announcement followed by another...

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (xW4Id)

172 163 Evening.

My fellow Texans, I'm afraid I come as the bearer of bad news.

We just lost Luby's.

*Doffs cap*
Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (xW4Id)

Think of the last place you had it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (NWiLs)

173 130 What idiot thought up the idea of defunding the police?

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:12 PM (Lhcx9)
----------------------------------
I dunno but abolishing the police and prisons has been an explicitly stated goal of the BLM-Foundation for a few years.

Not that many of the chumps donating big bucks to BLMF know. Or believe. Or care.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (M/9m0)

174 This idea of defunding the police is causing a rift between old school dems and their AOC type teammates.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (d6Zcu)

175 144 If we defund the police, will we have to use volunteer police like the fire department does?
Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (Lhcx9)

--------

FUN FACT: Neither Republican nor Imperial Rome had any type of municipal police force. Political factions had their own roving street gangs and prominent people had to provide their own personal protection.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (kVr0X)

176 Keith Ellison wants Sharia police in Minneapolis.

Posted by: clutch at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (9UmRs)

177 If you think you can, well come on man
I was a Green Beret in Viet Nam
No more of your fairy stories
'Cause I got my other worries

53rd and 3rd
Standing on the street
53rd and 3rd
I'm tryin' to turn a trick.....

The Ramones had their own way with words.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (Z+IKu)

178 Lots of 30 and 40 something white women happily protesting at High St and Rt161 here in my little suburb. All four corners filled with bouncy gals taking videos of themselves to post on FB(assumption on my part) so they can show how they're down with the struggle. I laughed and laughed.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (gLRfa)

179 That's a mayor?
Posted by: hogmartin


That's amore

Posted by: Giovanni Fascisti at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (QzkSJ)

180 > This idea of defunding the police is causing a rift between old school dems and their AOC type teammates.

No police = vigilante justice.

I'm pretty sure they're not going to like that.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (hKLpI)

181 To my fellow morons behind enemy lines, stay alert and stay safe.
May God or Smith & Wesson protect you.

Posted by: Erebus at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (y7efA)

182 Impeachment.

Lockdowns.

Race riots.

It's an election year.

Guys...

The October Surprise is gonna be fucking *lit*!

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (xW4Id)

183 *Doffs cap*
Posted by: Robert

Bankruptcy?

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (VNfwt)

184 164 Are the riots losing steam? I would imagine keeping the derangement turned up to 11 weeks at a time is a tall order.
Posted by: Jmel at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (OeWgo)

---------

It peaked too early. It will never last until November.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (kVr0X)

185 *chambers a round*

Chambermaid! Rack my slide.

Posted by: at stately banned mansion at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (EFwHO)

186 Disabuse yourself of the notion of actually defunding the Police.

They are just fooling the rubes. The idea is to take control of a "reimagined" police. To beat up whitey, you see.

Make sense now?

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 10:23 PM (B6WO/)

187 175. Yes! It is an experiment worth trying in NYC, Minnesota, Chicago and other select locales. Please keep the rest of us apprised.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at June 06, 2020 10:23 PM (IBMDj)

188 >> What idiot thought up the idea of defunding the police?


The Justice Democrats "squad"/Bernie wing of the DNC have been demanding we abolish ICE for a while now, and this seems like the next step. Socialists. Soros.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:23 PM (bDqIh)

189 Cats

I need them

Good thing this is a throw=-away ONT

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 10:23 PM (l9m7l)

190 Large crowd headed for White House.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:23 PM (hKLpI)

191 Wasn't that Killeen massacre at Luby's?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 10:23 PM (iymtC)

192 176: Ellison should have had someone reviewing this policy.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (ONvIw)

193 131 The thing I like most about the Batman pic is George Clooney's firm, protuberant nipples.

You know Hollywood is ghey when Batman and Robin have nipples but Batgirl and Wonder Woman don't.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (vuisn)

194 America is a society based on RAPE CULTURE!

We DEMAND now that the police be abolished and the prisons emptied!

Posted by: Feminism In Action at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (xW4Id)

195 I can't breathe!

Posted by: Batman's Junk at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (95j/9)

196 FUN FACT: Neither Republican nor Imperial Rome had any type of municipal police force. Political factions had their own roving street gangs and prominent people had to provide their own personal protection.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (kVr0X)

So which Ette is going to be commander of AtC's Praetorians?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (BAsqb)

197 >>> 56 Anytime I open a new tab it brings up a table of promoted articles. Usually they are lefty drivel of some sort from The Atlantic, NYT, etc. It is now a barrage of how black people are horribly treated. Fine, let me know which 13% of the country they want and they can have it. I'm done.
Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (o+S+U)

How about Baja California.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (0ReGO)

198 Alright.

I had two months to prepare the annual church budget report, and here I sit 15 hours from go time with it half typed up.

Under pressure is when my best work is done.

But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (QW9VZ)

199 Rack my slide.
Posted by: at stately banned mansion


Blind Lemon Jefferson had a song like that.

Posted by: Miklos, not just singing the Blues at June 06, 2020 10:25 PM (QzkSJ)

200 It peaked too early. It will never last until November.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (kVr0X)

Not sure that is the point. One of the things about the CDF thing Obama floated is that it is exactly what it sounds like an armed enforcement arm for the Democratic party and Leftwing causes.

It is one of the components conspicuously lacking in the formula for them to overthrow the government entirely and impose their socialist utopia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:25 PM (A5zUN)

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

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


Yeah... I am not buying that. That is probably a complete lie altogether or they will end up ruining the life of a completely unrelated guy also named Chauvin.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:25 PM (nAiE/)

202 We can't breathe!

Posted by: Batgirl's Nipples at June 06, 2020 10:25 PM (l3+k2)

203 I haven't heard any suggestions for how they plan to replace the revenue from police tickets, such as parking and driving-related fines. I can only imagine what they think . . .

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (bDqIh)

204 I can't breathe!
Posted by: Batman's Junk


Cotton.Boxers.

Posted by: Miklos, for the Cotton Boxers Producer's Alliance at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (QzkSJ)

205 When I visited my Dad in Dallas, I think went to Lubys

but we mostly went to Wyatts

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (JgrP5)

206 Bankruptcy?
Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (VNfwt)

The article I read at the Houston Chronicle didn't say bankruptcy explicitly, it just said they were closing and selling off all their assets.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (xW4Id)

207 56 Anytime I open a new tab it brings up a table of promoted articles. Usually they are lefty drivel of some sort from The Atlantic, NYT, etc. It is now a barrage of how black people are horribly treated. Fine, let me know which 13% of the country they want and they can have it. I'm done.
Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (o+S+U)
How about Baja California.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (0ReGO)

Alaska. Lots of room.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (Z+IKu)

208 I think they mean to start a new-bolshevik-fascist enforcement organization of some flavor or another, I expect.
Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 10:17 PM (B6WO/)


Sadly, all the great acronyms seem to have already been used

SS,
Stasi,
Cheka (1917-1922),
GPU under NKVD RSFSR (1922-1923),
OGPU (1923-1934),
NKVD (1934-1943),
NKGB (1943-1946),
MGB (1946-1954)
KGB (1954-1991),
FSB (1991-

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (mMLSg)

209 ''But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?''

Whisky

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (gLRfa)

210 > But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?

We're definitely into whisky territory, IMO.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (hKLpI)

211
I had two months to prepare the annual church budget report, and here I sit 15 hours from go time with it half typed up.

Under pressure is when my best work is done.

But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (QW9VZ)

oh yeah, I remember Calvin and Hobbes.

Under pressure is when your ONLY work is done.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (V2Yro)

212 > Alaska. Lots of room.

How about no.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (hKLpI)

213 Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (gLRfa)

....

Done.

I think one calls for the 15 YO Redbreast Irish Whiskey.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (QW9VZ)

214 Those sunbathing Batmen ain't making much vitamin D.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (Z4rgH)

215 203 I haven't heard any suggestions for how they plan to replace the revenue from police tickets, such as parking and driving-related fines. I can only imagine what they think . . .
Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (bDqIh)

A mandatory speeding ticket lottery.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (fDIwz)

216 Wait Luby's went out of business? I loved their fried chicken and macaroni and cheese

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (UNyae)

217 "Large Crowd headed for White House."

Maybe Trump should pull a Nixon and meet with some of the protesters.

Nah

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (o1fzk)

218 I haven't heard any suggestions for how they plan to replace the revenue from police tickets, such as parking and driving-related fines. I can only imagine what they think . . .

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (bDqIh)


Comrade, do you mind if we seize your car?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (mMLSg)

219 @realDonaldTrump
19m
Much smaller crowd in D.C. than anticipated. National Guard, Secret Service, and D.C. Police have been doing a fantastic job. Thank you!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (WwTwF)

220 I shall return.

Probably at 2 am!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (QW9VZ)

221 SS,
Stasi,
Cheka (1917-1922),
GPU under NKVD RSFSR (1922-1923),
OGPU (1923-1934),
NKVD (1934-1943),
NKGB (1943-1946),
MGB (1946-1954)
KGB (1954-1991),
FSB (1991-
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (mMLSg)

------

No love for the Ohkrana?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (kVr0X)

222 Lots of 30 and 40 something white women happily protesting at High St and Rt161 here in my little suburb. All four corners filled with bouncy gals taking videos of themselves to post on FB(assumption on my part) so they can show how they're down with the struggle. I laughed and laughed.
Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (gLRfa)

Bop over to NYT and screencap the headline of the op-ed they just published that is entitled, "How White Women Use Themselves As Instruments Of Terror". Send it along to them.

"Attention, you silly virtue signalling moos: When racial and ethnic tribalism are the order of the day, your skin is your uniform and yours is wrong. You are next on the menu. Act accordingly or be left to the wolves."

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (BAsqb)

223 FUN FACT: Neither Republican nor Imperial Rome had any type of municipal police force. Political factions had their own roving street gangs and prominent people had to provide their own personal protection.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (kVr0X)


Nor a municipal fire service. That was a private service.

Some well-known and wealthy Roman whose name escapes me kept a personal fire service, and if a fire was reported, he'd make a denarii-on-the-aureus offer to sell out the houses to either side, then put the fire out.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

224 what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?

EMBRACE. THE. POWER. OF. AND.

Posted by: absinthe banned at June 06, 2020 10:29 PM (EFwHO)

225 (Quote by the mayor relative to tonight's feel good story)

"While I understand and respect the rights of individuals to protect their property, I am also deeply troubled at the ease with which another life has been taken among this chaos," Kenney said at a press conference Tuesday. Any life lost is sad, no matter the situation, the mayor said."


_________________________________________


Show of hands...who here is troubled by the ease in which this criminal was dispatched? I think that just shows that having your own firing range pays off in the long run. In addition, unlike the mayor I can think of a number of situations where loss of life is not sad. In some cases, it's just justice.

Posted by: Orson at June 06, 2020 10:29 PM (/1KEi)

226 I had two months to prepare the annual church budget report, and here I sit 15 hours from go time with it half typed up.

Under pressure is when my best work is done.

But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (QW9VZ)

oh yeah, I remember Calvin and Hobbes.

Under pressure is when your ONLY work is done.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM

Obligatory:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

227 Sadly, all the great acronyms seem to have already been used
\
SS,
Stasi,
Cheka (1917-1922),
GPU under NKVD RSFSR (1922-1923),
OGPU (1923-1934),
NKVD (1934-1943),
NKGB (1943-1946),
MGB (1946-1954)
KGB (1954-1991),
FSB (1991-
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (mMLSg)

TP- Thought Police would be a great moniker.

Fits them to a tee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 10:29 PM (Z+IKu)

228 Bidet? Really? Ain't we gettin' all fancy pants and all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 10:30 PM (Z4rgH)

229 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU


American Protective League

Started by a Dem Presnit too

Posted by: Miklos, more a Freikorps kinda guy at June 06, 2020 10:30 PM (QzkSJ)

230 Fun Fact : If you knocked on the front door of the White House while Lincoln was president, there was a very good chance Lincoln himself would have answered the door.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:30 PM (o1fzk)

231 203 I haven't heard any suggestions for how they plan to replace the revenue from police tickets, such as parking and driving-related fines. I can only imagine what they think . . .
Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (bDqIh)

The rich. And white people. And 'Big Corporations' who they will then condemn for leaving the area.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:30 PM (BAsqb)

232 > But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?

The power of AND compels you.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 10:30 PM (Z4rgH)

233 Bitter Clinger.. whisky.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 10:30 PM (dUJdY)

234 The October Surprise is gonna be fucking *lit*!
Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:22 PM (xW4Id)

My Libtard DIL posted the pic of the Donald on Facebook of him standing in front of that church holding a Bible, and the message board had his quote from the Access Hollywood tape. The one from the October 2016 Surprise.
I didn't comment, of course, I keep my thoughts to myself and thus maintain the Pax Familia so I can have unfettered access to the grandchild.
But I was thinking that was a pretty weak attack. Everyone says and does stupid stuff in their youth, Trump apologized for that, and besides, he never stuck his fingers up the crotch of a subordinate. He just said some vulgar stuff. Big whoop.

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:30 PM (Lhcx9)

235 Bidet? Really? Ain't we gettin' all fancy pants and all.
Posted by: GnuBreed


Somebody doin it RONG

Posted by: Miklos, who saw an actual bidet once at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (QzkSJ)

236 The Dream Police, they come to pee in my bed...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (vuisn)

237 Large Crowd headed for White House."

Maybe Trump should pull a Nixon and meet with some of the protesters.

Nah


Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (o1fzk)

They are not heading for it too closely. The SS very sanely insisted on 8 foot tall (hopefully riot-proof) fencing that keeps them 1/3rd of a mile away.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (nAiE/)

238 > Some well-known and wealthy Roman whose name escapes me kept a personal fire service, and if a fire was reported, he'd make a denarii-on-the-aureus offer to sell out the houses to either side, then put the fire out.

Crassus.

One of the wealthiest people in history.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (hKLpI)

239 How many of the Ramones are dead now?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (iymtC)

---
just about all of them, iirc.

and all ugly deaths too, also IIRC

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (5RpHt)

240 There used to be a Luby's about 4 blocks from me, I really liked that place, good old regular meals like are getting hard to find unless you cook them for yourself.

It closed down and got torn down a year ago now. Well, that was the end of Luby's for me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (V2Yro)

241 178 Lots of 30 and 40 something white women happily protesting at High St and Rt161 here in my little suburb. All four corners filled with bouncy gals taking videos of themselves to post on FB(assumption on my part) so they can show how they're down with the struggle. I laughed and laughed.
Posted


You live very close to me!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

242 Lots of 30 and 40 something white women happily protesting at High St and Rt161 here in my little suburb. All four corners filled with bouncy gals taking videos of themselves to post on FB(assumption on my part) so they can show how they're down with the struggle. I laughed and laughed.
Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (gLRfa)

Bop over to NYT and screencap the headline of the op-ed they just published that is entitled, "How White Women Use Themselves As Instruments Of Terror". Send it along to them.

"Attention, you silly virtue signalling moos: When racial and ethnic tribalism are the order of the day, your skin is your uniform and yours is wrong. You are next on the menu. Act accordingly or be left to the wolves."
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (BAsqb)

Rape us last, please!

Posted by: Virtue Signaling Liberal White Women at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (xW4Id)

243 But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?

The power of AND compels you.
Posted by: GnuBreed


Ahem

Posted by: Long Island Ice Tea at June 06, 2020 10:32 PM (QzkSJ)

244 184 164 Are the riots losing steam? I would imagine keeping the derangement turned up to 11 weeks at a time is a tall order.
Posted by: Jmel at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (OeWgo)

I can sense the air coming out

their core message is BS

doesn't have the moral standing of the anti war protest

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:32 PM (JgrP5)

245 On Comet, a recentish movie is coming on. Terror Birds.

Could this be what 2020 has planned for July?

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 10:32 PM (VNfwt)

246 > Fun Fact : If you knocked on the front door of the White House while Lincoln was president, there was a very good chance Lincoln himself would have answered the door.

When Harry Truman left office, he walked down to the train station, bought a ticket for home, and got on the train.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:32 PM (hKLpI)

247 238 > Some well-known and wealthy Roman whose name escapes me kept a personal fire service, and if a fire was reported, he'd make a denarii-on-the-aureus offer to sell out the houses to either side, then put the fire out.
Crassus.

One of the wealthiest people in history.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (hKLpI)

That trick also happened in late 19th century America, before public fire departments became a thing. Well, that was why Fire Departments became a thing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:33 PM (V2Yro)

248 Some well-known and wealthy Roman whose name escapes me kept a personal fire service, and if a fire was reported, he'd make a denarii-on-the-aureus offer to sell out the houses to either side, then put the fire out.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

Crassus. He was one of the richest men in the known world for a while.

Then he decided that Caesar was getting too popular beating on the Gauls and he'd get himself some by conquering Parthia. Raised himself a bunch of Legions and went out there and invaded. The Parthians shot his army to pieces, captured him and executed him by pouring molten gold down his throat.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:33 PM (BAsqb)

249 Show of hands...who here is troubled by the ease in
which this criminal was dispatched? I think that just shows that having
your own firing range pays off in the long run. In addition, unlike
the mayor I can think of a number of situations where loss of life is
not sad. In some cases, it's just justice.

Posted by: Orson at June 06, 2020 10:29 PM (/1KEi)

My hand is extra far down.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:33 PM (nAiE/)

250 {{{{Horde}}}}

Hope you are all doing well tonight! Just trying to stay positive with all this mayhem as left me exhausted.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 06, 2020 10:33 PM (/UQ/R)

251 >>>Fun Fact : If you knocked on the front door of the White House while
Lincoln was president, there was a very good chance Lincoln himself
would have answered the door.<<<

With or without his trousers?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at June 06, 2020 10:34 PM (95j/9)

252
"Attention, you silly virtue signalling moos: When racial and ethnic tribalism are the order of the day, your skin is your uniform and yours is wrong. You are next on the menu. Act accordingly or be left to the wolves."
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:28 PM (BAsqb)


Well put.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

253 No police = vigilante justice.
I'm pretty sure they're not going to like that.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (hKLpI)



Vigilante justice ensures that justice is not delayed, although it might be denied.

It also simplifies the "justice" system because every crime becomes a capitol crime, but doesn't need a judge, prosecuting attorney, or a judge in the loop

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:34 PM (mMLSg)

254 Lawrence Olivier - Best Crassus Ever.

especially that little speach about oysters and snails.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:34 PM (V2Yro)

255 The Ramones are all dead and Crosby, Still, Nash and Young are all alive


Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:34 PM (o1fzk)

256
the Saturday ONT.

There are drinks!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 10:34 PM (sy5kK)

257 255 The Ramones are all dead and Crosby, Still, Nash and Young are all alive


Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:34 PM (o1fzk)

There is no justice in this world.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

258 what Trump said was absolutely true: if you have enough money, there is a certain subset of women, many of which are more than a lttle attractive, who will let you do just about anything, as long as you keep them in the lifestyle that they yearn to live... men too.

you see that here in Lost Angels all the time.

people were "outraged" because he published what has been an open secret for decades.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (5RpHt)

259 ALH, I saw the same one just now but it was posted by an internet friend from Germany.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (xW4Id)

260 When Harry Truman left office, he walked down to the train station, bought a ticket for home, and got on the train.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:32 PM (hKLpI)
--------

Harry Truman, you nuked two Japanese cities and got an unconditional surrender from Imperial Japan. What are you going to do next?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (kVr0X)

261 @222

I drive a black car and I should have yelled out my window "Black Cars Matter". Regrettably I didn't think of it until I was a block past them.. Damn. Maybe they'll be there tomorrow.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (gLRfa)

262 240 There used to be a Luby's about 4 blocks from me, I really liked that place, good old regular meals like are getting hard to find unless you cook them for yourself.

It closed down and got torn down a year ago now. Well, that was the end of Luby's for me.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Luby's was our after-church venue when we lived in Texas. The Luann platter and their uh-mazing chocolate cake, mercy, that was good. The kids always enjoyed gong through the line and making their own choices for a meal.

Posted by: Moki at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (/H+aK)

263 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden

Posted by: Baseballisdead at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (jjPW1)

264 The James Madison, sorry to have missed your post on Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great movie. Was taking a cat-nap.

Here was my reaction to the trailer for the movie and why I refused to give any money to Mr. Stone.

https://annapuna.blogspot.com/2004/11/alexander-great.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (ecW2Y)

265 223 Hogmartin

I read a scholarly bio of Augustus. One of his reforms was to assign soldiers to each of Rome's municipal divisions (precincts if u like), for the express purpose of law enforcement.

Rome also had traffic cops of a sort, to enforce "traffic laws" about hourly limitations on when goods could be unloaded from wagons, & so forth.

Just saying.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (Cssks)

266 The Parthians were Persians?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (o1fzk)

267 > The Parthians shot his army to pieces, captured him and executed him by pouring molten gold down his throat.

He sure did a number on Spartacus, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (hKLpI)

268 LCD.........ruby red and seltzer

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (/UQ/R)

269 I read up until World War I, or perhaps the "interwar years", Washington was a sleepy southern town and everybody who could got out of there in the summer. It is not a pleasant locale without air conditioning.

In those days apparently it was common for motorists to avoid summer thunderstorms by quickly dashing under the north (south?) portico of the White House for a few minutes to get out of the rain.

Don't try this these days.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (B6WO/)

270 263 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden
Posted by: Baseballisdead at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (jjPW1)


Gotta keep that cheap labor

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (ONvIw)

271 Hope you are all doing well tonight! Just trying to stay positive with all this mayhem as left me exhausted.

Same here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (dUJdY)

272 They had a protest today in Great Barrington MA

about 10 miles west of me

Completely whitebread area. like maybe .001 there are black

in my town of 1400. it's .000

kinda dumb but wutev

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (JgrP5)

273 Lubys. Never cared for the name.

But yeah, I think it was the Lubys in Killeen, TX that got shot up.

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (7cc/Y)

274 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden
Posted by: Baseballisdead at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (jjPW1)

The United States political establishment needs to be repurposed as fuel.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (BAsqb)

275 captured him and executed him by pouring molten gold down his throat.
Posted by: Vanya

Now, don't be talking that stuff

Posted by: Shit Midas at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (QzkSJ)

276 Then he decided that Caesar was getting too popular beating on the Gauls and he'd get himself some by conquering Parthia. Raised himself a bunch of Legions and went out there and invaded. The Parthians shot his army to pieces, captured him and executed him by pouring molten gold down his throat.
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:33 PM (BAsqb)

The Parthians were always a pain in the ass for Rome. The list of assholes who tried to go over and knock down their apple cart is a long one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (A5zUN)

277 The Parthians shot his army to pieces, captured him and executed him by pouring molten gold down his throat.
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:33 PM (BAsqb)

I know Canadian beer sucks, but is it really that bad ?

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (fDIwz)

278 Denver Broncos official twitter says

If you ain't with us, you against us

as they go to join the rioters. That NFL boycott went from "don't care actually" to "f*ck those assholes"

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (WdocV)

279 The Romans really had their shit together. If they lasted a few more centuries, they probably would have discovered America

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (o1fzk)

280 "NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden."



Screw that guy in particular.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (nAiE/)

281 Good evening, {{{Hrothgar}}}!,,

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

282 271 Hope you are all doing well tonight! Just trying to stay positive with all this mayhem as left me exhausted.

Same here.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (dUJdY)

Yep. I've had more than enough of the bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (NWiLs)

283 If that pitiful excuse of a mayor in Minneapolis had any descended testicles, he would have asked the questioner his plans for a defunded police department.

"Okay, for argument's sake, I've defunded the police. Now what?"

"You have reached 911. That number is no longer in service."

"Need a police report to make an insurance claim? Call a lawyer."

"Someone just shot your son. Call an undertaker."

Sigh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (Z4rgH)

284 263...

GWB's endorsement of Biden will result in Trump picking up at least one additional state, and solidify his support with Blue Collar Democrats.

Posted by: PacosMojo at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (NUMhV)

285
in my town of 1400. it's .000

kinda dumb but wutev
Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (JgrP5)





They got the memo: White silence gets you violence

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (ONvIw)

286 263 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden
Posted by: Baseballisdead at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (jjPW1)

so Trump gains 5 points

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (JgrP5)

287 Denver Broncos official twitter says

If you ain't with us, you against us

as they go to join the rioters. That NFL boycott went from "don't care actually" to "f*ck those assholes"
Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (WdocV)

Well, I guess I against you, homies. Fuck off and die.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (BAsqb)

288 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden

***

We should starting asking liberals if they agree with Bush 43.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (WdocV)

289 > The Parthians were Persians?

Yeah, sort of, but not classical Persiian. More or less a tribe of Persian hillbillies who rose up and took over the area from the post-Alexander Hellenistic regime.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (hKLpI)

290 You live very close to me!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 10:31 PM (TdMsT)


I am truly sorry that I have to report you to your local Commissar of Scolds for insufficient participation enthusiasm...

BUT on the bright side, I get ten social credit points!

Posted by: Commissar Karenina -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (mMLSg)

291 MH......the joke was hilarious.......especially coming from the grandmother.......Mr. WDS and I were lol!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (/UQ/R)

292 Contrary indicator, then.

Most, if not everybody (who voted for Bush) will have iron-clad confirmation that voting for Trump is the only sane choice.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (B6WO/)

293
I think that youtube of the Colt and the Quarantine Kids has the whole secret of white privilege: a DAD.

Happy Caturday everyone!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (G51Gf)

294 what Trump said was absolutely true: if you have enough money, there is a certain subset of women, many of which are more than a lttle attractive, who will let you do just about anything, as long as you keep them in the lifestyle that they yearn to live... men too.

you see that here in Lost Angels all the time.

people were "outraged" because he published what has been an open secret for decades.
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (5RpHt)

If I had that kind of money I'd consider chasing after a few of the 'Ettes.

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (xW4Id)

295 I think at least three times Rome lost a legion or multiple legions. David Drake took one of the losses as his springboard for aliens buying the captured legions to fight their wars out in space.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (ecW2Y)

296 The Bush Family is America's painful rectal itch.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (yQpMk)

297 stuck his fingers up

You know it wasn't just "stuck", he was doing the wiggly kitchy-koo tickle finger curls up in there. Probably still has her dna under his finger nails and a hair or two.

Posted by: biden his time while banned at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (EFwHO)

298 249. The Firing Line owner dispatched the perp with one shot to the noggin. His 3 cohorts fled, one was winged.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (d6Zcu)

299
259 ALH, I saw the same one just now but it was posted by an internet friend from Germany.
Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (xW4Id)

In English?

Trump's Facebook posts generate negative comments from lots of foreigners. I guess America First isn't working for everyone on the planet.

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (Lhcx9)

300 He sure did a number on Spartacus, though.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:36 PM (hKLpI)

Also true. I forgot about that.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (BAsqb)

301 What is the connection between George Floyd and Sports? My paper gave over the entire sports section the ENTIRE week to Floyd-related stories.
Today there was a op-ed by some woman saying it's not enough for Drew Brees to apologize.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (o1fzk)

302 Those sunbathing Batmen ain't making much vitamin D.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (Z4rgH)


I've got a Multi-Batamin for that.

Posted by: Batman at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (2N7oZ)

303 64 Just watched a trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Actually looks like it might be fun.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (CAJOC)

It seems to have potential. The SJWs were crying because it ignores the 2016 travesty.
Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (o+S+U)

The woke mob will demand it be cancelled before long.

Posted by: bete at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (Ojki1)

304 The big problem with vigilantes is that they usually get the wrong man. Their criminal identification system is... inadequate.

"Barbary Coast," starring Edward G. Robinson, has some nice riffs on vigilantism.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (Cssks)

305 Dinner's ready, but cannot believe GWB will endorse Biden.

What in wide wide world of sports will be his specific reasons?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (El6T/)

306 I think at least three times Rome lost a legion or multiple legions. David Drake took one of the losses as his springboard for aliens buying the captured legions to fight their wars out in space.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:39 PM (ecW2Y)

Cannae, Teutoburger Wald, Parthia?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (BAsqb)

307 their core message is BS



doesn't have the moral standing of the anti war protest

***

The government arrested the cop....so why the riots? And the answer is because they want to disband ALL the police. Not get rid of a bad apple....

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (WdocV)

308 They got the memo: White silence gets you violence
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (ONvIw)

Naw, just a bunch of stupid lefty millys

and NYC weekender kids

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (JgrP5)

309 ''NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden''

Great guy that W. You know when I saw a photo of him happily showing Eric Holder And the Obamas copies of some of his really bad paintings I kind of lost the last little bit of respect for him.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (gLRfa)

310 >>> 278 Denver Broncos official twitter says

If you ain't with us, you against us

as they go to join the rioters. That NFL boycott went from "don't care actually" to "f*ck those assholes"
Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (WdocV)

Well *this* will raise ticket sales!!!

Would be turrible if a set of mini-SMODs were to fall on each of the NFL stadiums.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (0ReGO)

311 > What in wide wide world of sports will be his specific reasons?


"He said mean things about my little brother."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:42 PM (hKLpI)

312 what Trump said was absolutely true: if you have enough money, there is a certain subset of women, many of which are more than a lttle attractive, who will let you do just about anything, as long as you keep them in the lifestyle that they yearn to live... men too.
you see that here in Lost Angels all the time.
people were "outraged" because he published what has been an open secret for decades.
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (5RpHt)


That cannot possibly be true!

Posted by: H Weinstein at June 06, 2020 10:42 PM (mMLSg)

313 @272
The most interesting thing is that the protests and looting have completely skipped NJ.

Probably going to NY to tear shit up there instead of here.

Still surprising though.



Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 06, 2020 10:42 PM (t3ssW)

314 263 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden
Posted by: Baseballisdead at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (jjPW1)

Democrats who hate current Literally Hitler in agreement with previous Literally Hitler.

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 10:42 PM (fDIwz)

315 Consider the source - New York Times will lie. Always.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:42 PM (ecW2Y)

316 She's still at it... https://tinyurl.com/y8dynu2j

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 10:42 PM (l3+k2)

317 131 The thing I like most about the Batman pic is George Clooney's firm, protuberant nipples.
---

Oh, stop it! And how YOU doin?

Posted by: Andrew Cuomo at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (sWM8x)

318 Well for God's sake, are we supposed to be shocked about Dubya?! The entire family was pretty vocal about not voting for Trump the last time.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (6sh7A)

319 {{{Insom}}}!!!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

320 Dinner's ready, but cannot believe GWB will endorse Biden.



What in wide wide world of sports will be his specific reasons?





Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (El6T/)

OrangeManBad.

And this jackass and his wife were both out marching with the rioters.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (nAiE/)

321 My family just asked where I want to go out to eat for my birthday, just to fuck with them I said Golden Corral. Of course we'll go to Texas Roadhouse for the big ribeye and suffer through the stupid wait staff doing there stupid dancing routine. I lived in Texas for 4 years and never saw that at a resturant.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (iymtC)

322 294, you're right, but the the media glossed over the true meaning of what Trump meant--which was revealing that a good many women were gold diggers and starfuckers--to imply that he was confessing to physically assaulting women.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (o1fzk)

323 The government arrested the cop....so why the riots? And the answer is because they want to disband ALL the police. Not get rid of a bad apple....
Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:41 PM (WdocV)

like I said, when your core message is a loser

your protests are BS

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (JgrP5)

324 312 what Trump said was absolutely true: if you have enough money, there is a certain subset of women, many of which are more than a lttle attractive, who will let you do just about anything, as long as you keep them in the lifestyle that they yearn to live... men too.
you see that here in Lost Angels all the time.
people were "outraged" because he published what has been an open secret for decades.
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (5RpHt)

I would make myself available for Kevin Costner. He's sexy.

Posted by: ALH at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (Lhcx9)

325 Consider the source - New York Times will lie. Always.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:42 PM (ecW2Y)

"Our source was the New York Times."

--That guy in Dr Strangelove

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (BAsqb)

326 ''I think that youtube of the Colt and the Quarantine Kids has the whole secret of white privilege: a DAD.

Happy Caturday everyone!''

Yup. A fun dad too.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (gLRfa)

327 The big problem with vigilantes is that they usually get the wrong man. Their criminal identification system is... inadequate.



Oof.

Posted by: FBI at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (2N7oZ)

328 Denver Broncos official twitter says



If you ain't with us, you against us



as they go to join the rioters. That NFL boycott went from "don't care actually" to "f*ck those assholes"

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (WdocV)



Well, I guess I against you, homies. Fuck off and die.


The Hordemind is amazing. Posted what I was thinking before I even read the original post.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (SchxB)

329 IF they abolish all the police - now I think the police union will have a lot to say about that - but IF - then the thing to do would be send strike teams to the mayor's house and every city councilman's house the very first night. Don't have to hurt them, just shoot all their windows out to give them an idea. Then see who they call.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (V2Yro)

330 302 Those sunbathing Batmen ain't making much vitamin D.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 10:27 PM (Z4rgH)

I've got a Multi-Batamin for that.
Posted by: Batman at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (2N7oZ)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (A5zUN)

331 I guess it is safe to infer that GWB was a Democrat mole.

Much is explained.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (yQpMk)

332 Democrats who hate current Literally Hitler in agreement with previous Literally Hitler.
***

In a few short years we've gone from "Republicans start wars to make money for their crony business partners" to "Trump is terrible because all he does is fix the economy and won't start wars overseas"


Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (WdocV)

333 Holy shit. Just got out of shower and hearing dozens of bangs. Cops trying to disperse crowd that's been there all day at precinct.(Seattle)

Posted by: Infidel Librarian at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (GfwZO)

334 @314
Wait until Trump trains his fire on Bush, it's going to be a doozy.

He'll start with pointless reckless wars and probably end with Scooter Libby.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (t3ssW)

335 Well for God's sake, are we supposed to be shocked about Dubya?! The entire family was pretty vocal about not voting for Trump the last time.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (6sh7A)

Oh, I'm not surprised at all. Just can't pass up and opportunity to toss a 'get bent' and that fucking fuck.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:45 PM (BAsqb)

336 Don't have to hurt them, just shoot all their windows out to give them an idea. Then see who they call.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (V2Yro)


Ghostbusters!

duh ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 10:45 PM (LPnfS)

337 Liberals still hate GW Bush and now many conservatives will also

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:45 PM (o1fzk)

338 If you ain't with us, you against us..

Well that's easy. I guess I'm against them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:45 PM (V2Yro)

339 > I think at least three times Rome lost a legion or multiple legions. David Drake took one of the losses as his springboard for aliens buying the captured legions to fight their wars out in space.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Speaking of, "Mamelukes", the long-awaited final Janissaries book from the late, great Jerry Pornelle is finally out. David Weber was given the task of finishing it.


I have it on my Kindle but haven't started it yet.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:45 PM (hKLpI)

340 ''Well for God's sake, are we supposed to be shocked about Dubya?! The entire family was pretty vocal about not voting for Trump the last time.''

Bitter, bitter family. Bitter, resentful and cowardly.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:45 PM (gLRfa)

341 Vanya

Then there is a Legion that went north in Scotland and literally fell off the rolls. No documentation seems to still exists as to what happened to Legios IX Hispana.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:46 PM (ecW2Y)

342 331 I guess it is safe to infer that GWB was a Democrat mole.

Much is explained.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (yQpMk)

I think half of the NTers are just dumbasses who do not know what time of day it is.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:46 PM (A5zUN)

343 "NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden."

Not shocked at all, but consider the source first.

I mean, they've been so spot on in their reportage of late.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 10:46 PM (Z4rgH)

344 But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (QW9VZ)

---
yes.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (5RpHt)

345 The Parthians were always a pain in the ass for Rome. The list of assholes who tried to go over and knock down their apple cart is a long one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:37 PM (A5zUN)


---------

The Cimbri were a ragtag bunch from Jutland who migrated south and defeated two Roman legions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (kVr0X)

346 No documentation seems to still exists as to what happened to Legios IX Hispana.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:46 PM (ecW2Y)

I've heard the theory that Hispana just kinda fell apart and went their separate ways at the end.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (BAsqb)

347 "Ex-Baltimore mayor, once convicted of embezzlement, now favorite to fill seat of mayor convicted of fraud"


Godspeed, WeirdDave, Godspeed.

Posted by: Miklosius Caroliniensis at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (QzkSJ)

348
The big problem with vigilantes is that they usually get the wrong man. Their criminal identification system is... inadequate.
***

I disagree. In areas that have relied on vigilantism that is NOT the big problem. The issue is that it causes long cycles of escalating violence.


One Hatfield steal a cow from one McCoy. So that McCoy burns how a Hatfield house. That Hatfield goes and shots a McCoy and so on....

And there is no way to end the cycle.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (WdocV)

349 341 Vanya

Then there is a Legion that went north in Scotland and literally fell off the rolls. No documentation seems to still exists as to what happened to Legios IX Hispana.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:46 PM (ecW2Y)

I like to think they wandered around and discovered redheads.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (A5zUN)

350 325 Vanya

spoken by Soviet Ambassador Alexei De Sadeski.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 10:48 PM (Cssks)

351 The big problem with vigilantes is that they usually get the wrong man. Their criminal identification system is... inadequate.

"Barbary Coast," starring Edward G. Robinson, has some nice riffs on vigilantism.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 10:40 PM (Cssks)


Ehh...

Close enough for government work, plus

"Pour discourager les autres!"

Posted by: Commissar J Comey -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:48 PM (mMLSg)

352 If you consider that many of today's Antifa-supporting liberals also supported War Crimes Trials for Bush and Cheney over their "Wars for Oil!", shouldn't they now be huge Trump supporters?
After all, not only does Trump have no desire for endless Mid east adventures, he's made the US energy self-reliant and we no longer NEED to go to war over oil.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:48 PM (o1fzk)

353 ''Then there is a Legion that went north in Scotland and literally fell off the rolls. No documentation seems to still exists as to what happened to Legios IX Hispana.''

The great mystery.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:48 PM (gLRfa)

354 > I like to think they wandered around and discovered redheads.

I don't think there were many redheads in Scotland and Ireland until later, after the Vikings came through and generously donated a lot of DNA to the local population.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:49 PM (hKLpI)

355 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y7qg4fyr

https://tinyurl.com/y7dncfec

https://tinyurl.com/ybssawpq

https://tinyurl.com/yaxpcpyn

https://tinyurl.com/yaqx9jo8

Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 10:49 PM (qAR6u)

356 Lawrence Olivier - Best Crassus Ever.

especially that little speach about oysters and snails.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020


*
*

And years later, when Star Trek: The Next Generation did the story about the Romulan general who defects to the Federation because he wants to avert war and make sure his children live to grow up, they cast James Sloyan -- an actor who looks much like Olivier did in Spartacus. I wonder if that was an an accident, or if the producers remembered Olivier in that film. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 10:49 PM (rpbg1)

357 346 No documentation seems to still exists as to what happened to Legios IX Hispana.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:46 PM (ecW2Y)

I've heard the theory that Hispana just kinda fell apart and went their separate ways at the end.
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (BAsqb)

I recall a movie on that theme a few years back.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 10:49 PM (V2Yro)

358 liberals also supported War Crimes Trials for Bush and Cheney over their
"Wars for Oil!", shouldn't they now be huge Trump supporters?
***

About 30 seconds after Obama became president most of those people decided droning/bombing jihadis was just fine.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:49 PM (WdocV)

359 I don't think there were many redheads in Scotland and Ireland until later, after the Vikings came through and generously donated a lot of DNA to the local population.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:49 PM (hKLpI)

You're ruining my fun daydreams with your 'facts'!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (A5zUN)

360 18-1

The vigilantism with which I'm familiar is revenge attacks... and they almost always hurt or kill someone other than the intended target.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (Cssks)

361


Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:47 PM (WdocV)

It was a hog.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (6sh7A)

362 As for the true fate of Crassus' legions; DNA, archeological finds, and sociological clues point to a town in the Chinese hinterlands on the Silk Road as their final fate.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (ecW2Y)

363 So JEB! has no further political ambitions

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (JgrP5)

364 Rainy Saturday night here, and it will probably rain until Tuesday. Fortunately I have a story to finish, and Linda has brought Vol. 2 of Stranger Things for us to watch.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (rpbg1)

365 Evening...

(downs a Hard Cider (Bold Rock). It's damn good)

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (HEosa)

366 ''I like to think they wandered around and discovered redheads. ''

Too early. The redheads are a result of natives breeding with the Vikings.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:50 PM (gLRfa)

367 I remember when we put our dicks in the toaster

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (oAY8z)

368 Texas Tribune quotes a Bush spokesman disputing the NYT's claim about Bush supporting Biden, says it's made up.

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/06/ george-w-bush-donald-trump/amp/

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (xW4Id)

369
Hope I closed the tags. Too tired for a trip to the barrel.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (HEosa)

370 See through Upton is best Upton.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (A5zUN)

371 Tom Servo that movie was called The Eagle.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (ecW2Y)

372 > You're ruining my fun daydreams with your 'facts'!

Sorry! Let me see if I can help... no redheads, but lots of women who looked like Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (hKLpI)

373 I don't think there were many redheads in Scotland and Ireland until
later, after the Vikings came through and generously donated a lot of
DNA to the local population.

***

Yep. Also note there are a LOT of redheads and blondes in Russia - because Viking went there too...

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (WdocV)

374 captured him and executed him by pouring molten gold down his throat.
Posted by: Vanya


Now there's an idea!

Posted by: Khal Drogo at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (LPnfS)

375 Sorry! Let me see if I can help... no redheads, but lots of women who looked like Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (hKLpI)

*ponders* I'll allow it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (A5zUN)

376
203 I haven't heard any suggestions for how they plan to replace the revenue from police tickets, such as parking and driving-related fines. I can only imagine what they think . . .
Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (bDqIh)

----

California has shown the way. Put the taxpayers'
junk in a vise.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (t5m5e)

377 Then there is a Legion that went north in Scotland and literally fell off the rolls. No documentation seems to still exists as to what happened to Legios IX Hispana.''

They became King Arthur and his knights.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (2DOZq)

378 If yous play'n us, den you anus.

Posted by: Devner Barakos at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (WmeH3)

379 18-1......are you here in Colorado?

Stopped watching the Broncos from 9/27/17 when I passed by Tvs in Vegas at Gnamm and 26 players were kneeling

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (/UQ/R)

380 ------------------------------------
Heh.
Now, if only the crowd demanded the same of Joe Biden when he attends whatever memorial he's supposed to attend!
Let's see the old fart get "defund the police" clearly on his record.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (M/9m0)


It's almost a certainty that he will put his foot in his mouth.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (u3z76)

381 > Yep. Also note there are a LOT of redheads and blondes in Russia - because Viking went there too...

They were giving that way, those Vikings.

And of course the reason many Russians have a vaguely Asian look to their eyes is because the Mongols were similarly giving.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (hKLpI)

382 ''Yep. Also note there are a LOT of redheads and blondes in Russia - because Viking went there too...''

Yup. Those high cheekbones too. Those Vikings were rascals.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (gLRfa)

383 I can see Bush not supporting Trump, but I don't see him openly supporting Biden either.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (o1fzk)

384 They became King Arthur and his knights.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (2DOZq)

Wasn't that the theme of the Clive Owen movie... with Horatio Hornblower and the stick woman?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (A5zUN)

385
Texas Tribune quotes a Bush spokesman disputing the NYT's claim about Bush supporting Biden, says it's made up.



https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/06/ george-w-bush-donald-trump/amp/

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (xW4Id)

The article is now gone... maybe the retracted their retraction?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (nAiE/)

386 176 Keith Ellison wants Sharia police in Minneapolis.
Posted by: clutch at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (9UmRs)


That makes sense. Do it.

Posted by: George Soros, in on the Zoom session from Hungary at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (sy5kK)

387 GWB to endorse Slow Joe?

I guess he promised Bush that he'd invade at least 2 Middle East countries and guarantee amnesty to every Bush ranch hand

Fuck that entire family. They're dead to me

Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (qAR6u)

388 Now there's an idea!
Posted by: Khal Drogo at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (LPnfS)

Well, the only thing your creator seems to like more than incest and rape is paper-thin alterations of historical societies, 'Khal'.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (BAsqb)

389 So remember the last time there were "protests" (read: riots) over a wrongful death by cops? Say Baltimore in early 2015? How did that "change" end up working out?


Well homicides in Baltimore in 2014 and prior was below 300 per year every year. Ever since? 300+ per year. I hope all these cities may enjoy the "progress" they demand. It works seems to work so well.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (Z7lwY)

390 367 I remember when we put our dicks in the toaster
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 10:51 PM (oAY8z)

toaster oven , you mean !

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (JgrP5)

391 ''I can see Bush not supporting Trump, but I don't see him openly supporting Biden either.''

I'm sure PDT is devastated... not.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (gLRfa)

392 Malcolm X had red hair.

Explain that

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (o1fzk)

393 I like to think they wandered around and discovered redheads.



I don't think there were many redheads in Scotland and Ireland until
later, after the Vikings came through and generously donated a lot of
DNA to the local population.







Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:49 PM (hKLpI)


Sort of a funny story, but most of the family is of Irish and Scottish ancestry, with lots and lots of redheads.
Anyway, Morango Junior wants to to do one of those DNA kits. He gets it back and it's 98% British Isles. But the other 2% is Scandinavian.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (2N7oZ)

394 Well, the only thing your creator seems to like more than incest and rape is paper-thin alterations of historical societies, 'Khal'.
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (BAsqb)

Don't forget character torture and random killings for thrills!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:55 PM (A5zUN)

395 176 Keith Ellison wants Sharia police in Minneapolis.
Posted by: clutch at June 06, 2020 10:21 PM (9UmRs)

Should I re-type my post from above about white women being next on the menu, or can we just consider it said?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:55 PM (BAsqb)

396 Toaster?

Kidnapped Jewish gal in Heavy Metal, "but what I come home one day to find you screwing the toaster?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:55 PM (ecW2Y)

397 My family just asked where I want to go out to eat for my birthday, just to fuck with them I said Golden Corral. Of course we'll go to Texas Roadhouse for the big ribeye and suffer through the stupid wait staff doing there stupid dancing routine. I lived in Texas for 4 years and never saw that at a resturant.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 10:43 PM (iymtC)

I've been to a Texas Roadhouse in Texas, lots of times, and I never saw that either. I did have a waiter sing opera at a Macaroni Grill once, though.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:55 PM (OzQGF)

398 Anyway, Morango Junior wants to to do one of those DNA kits. He gets it back and it's 98% British Isles. But the other 2% is Scandinavian.
Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (2N7oZ)

Shocking!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (A5zUN)

399 I'm sure PDT is devastated... not.



Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (gLRfa)

I agree.

But even if If Bush supported Biden, it would be good for Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (o1fzk)

400 He gets it back and it's 98% British Isles. But the other 2% is Scandinavian.
Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (2N7oZ)

Man, those Vikings must have been smooth dudes.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (BAsqb)

401 392 Malcolm X had red hair.

Explain that
Posted by: JoeF.



Plymouth Rock raped him?

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (HEosa)

402 Malcolm X had red hair.

Explain that


Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:54 PM (o1fzk)

I think the vernacular at the time was miscegenation.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (nAiE/)

403 The article is now gone... maybe the retracted their retraction?
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (nAiE/)

It's because there's a space in the link so I wouldn't blow out the margins.

Try this...

https://tinyurl.com/yacjhknr

Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (xW4Id)

404 288 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden

***

We should starting asking liberals if they agree with Bush 43.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 10:38 PM (WdocV)



I wonder if the guy that always defends W. and accuses people of BDS for criticizing him will have anything to say this week as the worthless deep state idiot is raked over the coals.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (Z7lwY)

405 Man, those Vikings must have been smooth dudes.
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 10:56 PM (BAsqb)

Smooth is probably not the right word. It is not like they were running around with boxes of chocolates and reciting poetry.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:57 PM (A5zUN)

406 Wasn't that the theme of the Clive Owen movie... with Horatio Hornblower and the stick woman?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:53 PM (A5zUN)

Mmmm...Clive Owen....

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 10:57 PM (OzQGF)

407 I read somewhere that the genetics of redheads started someplace in northern Russia, where the Vikings found them.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 10:57 PM (l3+k2)

408 Romney WILL support Biden

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 10:57 PM (o1fzk)

409 Malcomb x was a gasser, put gas on your hair to turn it red was a thing

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 10:57 PM (iymtC)

410 377 Then there is a Legion that went north in Scotland and literally fell off the rolls. No documentation seems to still exists as to what happened to Legios IX Hispana.''

They became King Arthur and his knights.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 10:52 PM (2DOZq)

----------

Some watery tart throws a sword at you and this is the basis for a rational government?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:58 PM (kVr0X)

411 So the NYT lied again.


Shocker.

Posted by: Ha at June 06, 2020 10:58 PM (SJDa9)

412 Before he joined up with the Honorable Elijah Mohammad, Malcolm X's street name was "Red."

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 10:58 PM (Cssks)

413 Vikings don't have poetry, they have Eddas...

They were Vogons...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 10:58 PM (ecW2Y)

414 Jeb and Trump got into it during the primary in 2016.
The whole Bush clan hated Trump since then.
But Jeb was a sorry candidate.

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 10:58 PM (7cc/Y)

415 ''Wasn't that the theme of the Clive Owen movie... with Horatio Hornblower and the stick woman? ''

No. I think they were Sarmatians or one of those Steppe peoples.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:58 PM (gLRfa)

416 It's just a tad quaint that the NYT thinks that 2 Scoops needs the dumbass's endorsement

and even more so that it will help Biden

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:58 PM (JgrP5)

417 I guess it is safe to infer that GWB was a Democrat mole.

Much is explained.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 10:44 PM (yQpMk)


GWB is just trying to remind us that the UniParty is real.
Just in time for the election.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 10:59 PM (1g7ch)

418 F*ck George Bush. I'm embarrassed that I ever supported him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:00 PM (kVr0X)

419 Smooth is probably not the right word. It is not like they were running around with boxes of chocolates and reciting poetry.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 10:57 PM (A5zUN)

What?! They didn't woo them with soulful lute solos and trips to the local artists' collective?!?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:00 PM (BAsqb)

420 you haven't seen my toaster, she's a beaut!

I don't even mind the crumbs she leaves on the counter after we "make toast"

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:00 PM (oAY8z)

421 Another hair color surprise....Alexander the Great was blonde.


I thought it was because the Macedonians probably intermarried with the Celts....but apparently there were other blonde ancient Greeks too.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 11:00 PM (WdocV)

422 Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters:


https://tinyurl.com/frey-shame

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth
Crowd was heavily white..."

Dude, it's Minnesota.
Posted by: Case

Old: Minnesota Nice
New: Minnesota Stupid

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 11:00 PM (rfDSa)

423 Of course the layers and layers of fact-checkers and editors at the New York Times let slip that it was George H. W. Bush in 2000 who supported Biden.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 11:01 PM (ecW2Y)

424 Amazing that many of us hate W, McCain and Romney.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 06, 2020 11:01 PM (o1fzk)

425 Shit, GWB refusing to endorse Trump or outright endorsing Biden will be a nice turd to drop in lefty punch bowls on social media

If the Bushes retake control of the GOP, then not only the family but the entire party is dead to me. Look at the #NeverTrump roster and it's all Bush shills who hate that actual conservatives took over a supposedly conservative party

Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 11:01 PM (qAR6u)

426 '' I read somewhere that the genetics of redheads started someplace in northern Russia, where the Vikings found them.''

During the last Winter Olympics I noticed something about most all of the male Norwegian alpine skiers. They all had medium to light red hair.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:01 PM (gLRfa)

427 An interesting evening with my best friends in Silicon Valley, a very successful couple, very intelligent. Somehow, before they found out I was a full-on Trump supporter, I asked, "what's the deal with Biden, are they seriously running him? This is like elder abuse" They had no idea what I meant. I mentioned my mother's Alzheimer's and how I'd never make her run for office. Again, they had no idea what I meant.

Sigh. We got off politics pretty quickly after that.

Posted by: t-bird at June 06, 2020 11:01 PM (B4CIY)

428 422
Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters:





https://tinyurl.com/frey-shame



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth

Crowd was heavily white..."



Dude, it's Minnesota.

Posted by: Case



Old: Minnesota Nice

New: Minnesota Stupid





Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 11:00 PM (rfDSa)


there's a 'choke' joke in there somewhere

Posted by: muttering vikings fan at June 06, 2020 11:02 PM (l3+k2)

429 "Yes, that raping, red-headed devil was my grandfather!"

--Malcolm X, from his autobiography...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 11:02 PM (7WaWV)

430 I don't care how many times the left says the protests were peaceful

America cannot unsee the riots

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 11:02 PM (JgrP5)

431 But I've got to have a cocktail to make this happen, what say you Horde? Vodka, Gin, Rum or Whisky?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 10:24 PM (QW9VZ)

Add a little cola, and that's a Long Island Iced Tea.

Or not. It's been years since I drank that stuff.

But carry on, my friend. I will defer to your experience.

And your outburst a week ago, laughing at America for being surprised that a generation of importing millions from shithole countries that have no idea of American history or ideals, and then surprised by the riots, was one of the finest things I have ever read here.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 11:02 PM (sy5kK)

432 422 Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters:


https://tinyurl.com/frey-shame

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth
Crowd was heavily white..."

Dude, it's Minnesota.
Posted by: Case

Old: Minnesota Nice
New: Minnesota Stupid

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA



Well back to the Shame Closet for him. Then he can watch those protestors pleasure his wife for hours.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 11:03 PM (HEosa)

433 ''They had no idea what I meant. I mentioned my mother's Alzheimer's and how I'd never make her run for office. Again, they had no idea what I meant. ''

Perhaps feigning ignorance?

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:03 PM (gLRfa)

434 It's a kinder, gentler communism.

Posted by: Dubya at June 06, 2020 11:03 PM (EgshT)

435 Large crowd headed for White House.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 10:23 PM (hKLpI)

I thought today's "million person march" in Dc turned out to be a bust, with only a few thousand showing up?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (ePbMR)

436 I think the vernacular at the time was miscegenation.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner


Not that it's a bad thing.

Posted by: J. Srom Miklos-Thurmond at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (QzkSJ)

437 I'm not ashamed I voted for either of the Bushies. The other choice was worse, both times. I liked them both then, and while Id never vote for another one, they are decent people. Flame away!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (6sh7A)

438 430 I don't care how many times the left says the protests were peaceful

America cannot unsee the riots
Posted by: REDACTED



Or the resulting damage.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (HEosa)

439 434 It's a kinder, gentler communism.
Posted by: Dubya at June 06, 2020 11:03 PM (EgshT)

compassionate communism

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (WwTwF)

440 418 F*ck George Bush. I'm embarrassed that I ever supported him.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:00 PM (kVr0X)

Lots of people have been fooled by the Bushies for a long time

probably the worst thing RR did was to take him as his VP

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (JgrP5)

441 Why oh why do they not use fire hoses.

I used to love seeing the fire trucks show up at riots.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (LWu6U)

442 437 I'm not ashamed I voted for either of the Bushies. The other choice was worse, both times. I liked them both then, and while Id never vote for another one, they are decent people. Flame away!


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (6sh7A)



I doubt anyone is going to flame you for voting for them. Now if you were going to still try and support W. for what he's doing today, that would be a different story.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (Z7lwY)

443 ''Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters: ''

The shame walk from GoT is a favorite gif. of work-at-home team chat.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (gLRfa)

444 I'm not ashamed I voted for either of the Bushies. The other choice was worse, both times. I liked them both then, and while Id never vote for another one, they are decent people. Flame away!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (6sh7A)

GOD DAMN YOU FOR NOT HAVING SIXTEEN YEARS OF FUTURE HINDSIGHT IN 2004 WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WOMAN

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (BAsqb)

445 Insom Rising From the Ashes

I once used a peremptory to strike an AA venireman because he came to court wearing a Malcolm X hat. The point was raised on appeal.. The appellate court said my strike was "squarely within the heartland" of permissible peremptory strikes.

Now that was 20 years ago. Who knows today?

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (Cssks)

446 JoeF.............I think what we hate is we supported them because they were president or candidates that we had no choice.....not one of them has shown any conservative qualities

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (/UQ/R)

447 Things very sporty in Seattle. Cops shoving protesters back down Pine away from precinct. Many explosions and many cops.

Posted by: Infidel Librarian at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (GfwZO)

448 437 I'm not ashamed I voted for either of the Bushies. The other choice was worse, both times. I liked them both then, and while Id never vote for another one, they are decent people. Flame away!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (6sh7A)

You go to war with the army you have.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (A5zUN)

449 Can't friggin wait until Trump resumes the rallies this fall

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (JgrP5)

450 I thought today's "million person march" in Dc turned out to be a bust, with only a few thousand showing up?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I texted everybody with "FreeLattes@Starbucks"

Don't tell me they fell for that.

Posted by: Miklosian Krampusismus at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (QzkSJ)

451 So, I have watched The Expendables 1 and 2 and now 3 starting, On the Black network Bounce. Every commercial break they are advertising a townhall with Marc Lamont Hill. Lamont you dummy. Elizabeth.. I'm coming.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 11:07 PM (iymtC)

452 That cocktail the top of the page was a picture of a drink named a Manhattan on the rocks (the drink with ice). Its name was changed in t he early 60's to the Lindsey cocktail, in reference to John Lindsey who many thought was truly incompetent. I understand it has now been re-attributed as a Deblasio or Coumo cocktail. Since I don't live ln the sour apple, I really don't know if the name change is appropriate.

Posted by: Ol' Country boy at June 06, 2020 11:07 PM (HwUVt)

453 I thought today's "million person march" in Dc turned out to be a bust, with only a few thousand showing up?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (ePbMR)

Yes, there has been a noticeable lack of press gloating over the million rioter 800,000 rioter 600,000 rioter 100,000 rioter oh never mind march.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:07 PM (nAiE/)

454 263 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden
Posted by: Baseballisdead at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (jjPW1)


The UniParty is much stronger than the Republican Party.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 11:07 PM (sy5kK)

455 A Philly newspaper editor posted something about "Building matter too" due to all the buildings being burned and looted and was promptly fired for wrong think.


But yeah, totally peaceful protests.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 11:08 PM (WdocV)

456 Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (A5zUN)

Exactly, ya gotta piss with the cock ya got. (I do not have one, it's an expression I stole from one of my North Dakota French-Canadian inlaws)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:08 PM (6sh7A)

457 You go to war with the army you have.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (A5zUN)


Unfortunately, it was an army of shitheels. Who are now proving it beyond a doubt.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 11:08 PM (2N7oZ)

458 The Bushes...the last vestige of America's WASP elite, which had things humming along for a while but lost its nerve after WWII and collapsed completely during the late 60s. They're a museum piece now.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 11:09 PM (ja/kn)

459 451 So, I have watched The Expendables 1 and 2 and now 3 starting, On the Black network Bounce. Every commercial break they are advertising a townhall with Marc Lamont Hill. Lamont you dummy. Elizabeth.. I'm coming.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 11:07 PM (iymtC)



Good luck with the Expendables 3. Pretty sure that is the reason there isn't an Expendables 4.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 11:09 PM (Z7lwY)

460 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden


I'm reporting that the NYT will endorse Trump.

Posted by: Miklos, at least as honest and accurate as Sources at June 06, 2020 11:09 PM (QzkSJ)

461 somebody tweeted that she would rather have Biden rape her child (acknowledging his creepiness) than have Trump reelected. she's not alone.

I don't enjoy anything about that fact, but I can't deny what we're up against either.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:09 PM (oAY8z)

462 Please clap.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at June 06, 2020 11:10 PM (kVr0X)

463 Whenever I see stories like Bush tonight, or I see the Lincoln Project idiots doing their thing, I'm always reminded of a random town hall in Wisconsin in 2008. A guy was screaming at McCain and Palin about how mad he was about government's growth and the loss of liberty (in similar tones to the early tea party). McCain didn't listen, he openly mocked the guy instead.

Those attitudes, that cocky elitism. That's how the GOP got Trump. And they still refuse to understand it.

Posted by: Doc at June 06, 2020 11:10 PM (Vgl4t)

464 441
Why oh why do they not use fire hoses.



I used to love seeing the fire trucks show up at riots.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (LWu6U)


^^^THIS^^^

Posted by: Jame Gumb at June 06, 2020 11:10 PM (l3+k2)

465 Since Candice spoke, let me add --

I hate cops, but I feel sorry for them having to deal with having to arrest a guy like that, or that loosie salesmen. They are big guys and used to having their way.

The knee on the neck thing was wrong, but watching these clips of scum confronting cops in the riots is making me more and more sympathetic to the cops. That is a job I would not want to do.

Also,
I think this is the plan - to create an environment where cops are under siege, and criminals feel untouchable and so more and more you will have violence. If a guy refuses to get in the car, what are you supposed to do? If you roll up on a group of people who want to kill you and said as much in a protest the day before, you would be a fool to hesitate before shooting if you think you see a gun.

The left is doing their best to make all the problems worse. as always.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 06, 2020 11:11 PM (LWu6U)

466 > Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters:



wait
so that kid in the t-shirt is THE MAYOR?
fuuuuhhhhh...

Posted by: DB- just DB. at June 06, 2020 11:11 PM (iTXRQ)

467 Pew pew pew. Fish fish fish.
Broke a rod tip and had a reel completely shit the bed.

Great damn day.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 06, 2020 11:11 PM (ycxIH)

468
somebody tweeted that she would rather have Biden rape her child
(acknowledging his creepiness) than have Trump reelected. she's not
alone.

___

God love ya. Really. Also, where do you live and how long is your child's hair?

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 06, 2020 11:11 PM (WdocV)

469 Unfortunately, it was an army of shitheels. Who are now proving it beyond a doubt.
Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 11:08 PM (2N7oZ)

Not arguing there, but in both cases, neither really tried to fight back when the left started to openly lie, relying instead on collegiality and trying to maintain what they saw as the way things were done. The problem is when only one side does it, you surrender the field.

The sad part is, the longer the GOPe strain have kicked the can down the road as far as trying to get along with the dems, the higher and higher the price tag has gotten to sort things out.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:11 PM (A5zUN)

470 424: With PDT we see what is possible and feel contempt toward those who dared not deliver.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 11:11 PM (ONvIw)

471 458 The Bushes...the last vestige of America's WASP elite, which had things humming along for a while but lost its nerve after WWII and collapsed completely during the late 60s. They're a museum piece now.
Posted by: occam's brassiere



They need to be stuffed back in the museum storage and forgotten.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 11:12 PM (HEosa)

472 Perhaps feigning ignorance?
Posted by: Tuna


No, they were honestly confused. I guess CNN (or whoever) has been editing things heavily to make him seem viable.

It was amazing. I can how hard the awakening is going to be for many, many people. There were fully committed to the Plandemic, too, with "trust circles" of limited friends their kids could visit. I had never run into that before..

Posted by: t-bird at June 06, 2020 11:12 PM (B4CIY)

473 Was watching "Zoo'' on Animal Planet tonight and saw several commercials for a 2 night forum to be led by Oprah. It's to be called ''Where Do We Go From Here?'' or some such silliness. Long list of guests whose names I didn't recognize except the one listed first. Tank Abrams. Must see tv.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:12 PM (gLRfa)

474 Good luck with the Expendables 3. Pretty sure that is the reason there isn't an Expendables 4.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 11:09 PM (Z7lwY)

I liked 1. The second one was the one with the odd looking and sexually aggressive chinese woman, right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:12 PM (A5zUN)

475 SS,
Stasi,
Cheka (1917-1922),
GPU under NKVD RSFSR (1922-1923),
OGPU (1923-1934),
NKVD (1934-1943),
NKGB (1943-1946),
MGB (1946-1954)
KGB (1954-1991),
FSB (1991-
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (mMLSg)

"Gestapo" is an acronym, too. "Geheimnes StatzPolizei".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (ePbMR)

476 Dang, I missed the garden thread. Was out in the garden a few years ago, and saw a mushroom that looked like a dogs dick. My wife touches it with her foot, then a few hours later gets real sick and I take her to the hospital.

As they are running tests, the doctor comes in and I say, I know what it is doc, she touched a poison mushroom with her shoe earlier. The doctor looks at me with pity, like I'm the dumbest fucker of the day, and says no, it's her gall bladder, not a poison mushroom.

Posted by: Menack at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (buTO7)

477 Why oh why do they not use fire hoses.



I used to love seeing the fire trucks show up at riots.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (LWu6U)


^^^THIS^^^
Posted by: Jame Gumb



Like they do in Hong Kong with blue dye. Then they arrest them at their leisure.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (ycxIH)

478 So the riots have been going on for what 12 days now?

Where are all the Wuhan Flu cases?

Posted by: 18-1 at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (WdocV)

479 The second one was the one with the odd looking and sexually aggressive chinese woman, right?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:12 PM (A5zUN)

I don't know why but this made me chuckle

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (BAsqb)

480
Minneapolis cuck-boi mayor Jacob Frey forced to do a Game-of-Thrones style "Walk of Shame" after going out to meet protesters:


https://tinyurl.com/frey-shame

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

========

Hold a referendum. If "Defund the Police" wins, then do it.

Don't worry, the cops will all get higher-paying jobs from white liberals clambering for private security.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (G51Gf)

481 Where are all the quadroons at?

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:14 PM (5gNjG)

482 I'm not ashamed I voted for either of the Bushies.
The other choice was worse, both times. I liked them both then, and
while Id never vote for another one, they are decent people. Flame away!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:04 PM (6sh7A)



You go to war with the army you have.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:06 PM (A5zUN)

I know we did not have a better choice at the time but dang they both sucked at the conservative.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:14 PM (nAiE/)

483 Posted by: Menack at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (buTO7)

That is hysterical!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:14 PM (6sh7A)

484 I don't know why but this made me chuckle
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (BAsqb)

She was weird. There are some hot chinese women, no doubt, but she was not one of them.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:15 PM (A5zUN)

485 Where are all the quadroons at?

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:14 PM



Bangin' the octoroons...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 11:15 PM (7WaWV)

486 There must be an action movie hero that wasn't in The Expendables, maybe The Rock?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 11:15 PM (iymtC)

487
I say, I know what it is doc, she touched a poison mushroom with her shoe earlier. The doctor looks at me with pity, like I'm the dumbest fucker of the day, and says no, it's her gall bladder, not a poison mushroom.
Posted by: Menack

=======

Then you say Yeah, the mushroom poisoned her gall bladder.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 06, 2020 11:16 PM (G51Gf)

488 It always seemed like the Bushes were privately disliked by a lot of Republicans. McCain didn't like him much but that was because of a nasty ad that got personal in the 2000 primaries

Reagan never seemed all that fond of Bush Sr, gave him a lukewarm endorsement in 1988, he remembered how Bush operatives pulled every trick in the book in 1980 to shut him down.

The Bushes main constituency are the elitist talking heads and pundits

Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 11:16 PM (qAR6u)

489 476 Dang, I missed the garden thread. Was out in the garden a few years ago, and saw a mushroom that looked like a dogs dick. My wife touches it with her foot, then a few hours later gets real sick and I take her to the hospital.

As they are running tests, the doctor comes in and I say, I know what it is doc, she touched a poison mushroom with her shoe earlier. The doctor looks at me with pity, like I'm the dumbest fucker of the day, and says no, it's her gall bladder, not a poison mushroom.
Posted by: Menack at June 06, 2020 11:13 PM (buTO7)

Sweet Jesus. How'd her gallbladder end up in the garden?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:16 PM (NWiLs)

490 I watched a good hour and a half or more of Zoo:San Diego on Animal Planet this morning with my coffee, because I just couldn't do Riot/Protest/etc.

It was very enjoyable, really well done

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:17 PM (oAY8z)

491 I know we did not have a better choice at the time but dang they both sucked at the conservative.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:14 PM (nAiE/)

The problem is, after Reagan, we had absolutely no bull pen that I can remember that seem good in hindsight. Not to mention, you HAVE to give the nod to his VP, right? That he managed to squander the biggest inside straight in history, combined with Perot.

It just always feels like we were/are living in some sort of Greek Tragedy for the past 30 years.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:18 PM (A5zUN)

492 McCain didn't like him much but that was because of a nasty ad that got personal in the 2000 primaries

Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 11:16 PM (qAR6u)

Did McCain actually *like* anyone?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:18 PM (BAsqb)

493 The dog used his dick to rape my gallbladder once.

Mind you dog dick gallbladder rape can be nasty...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:18 PM (5gNjG)

494 ''Did McCain actually *like* anyone?''

Himself?

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (gLRfa)

495 Did McCain actually *like* anyone?
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:18 PM (BAsqb)

The woman he left his sick wife for?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (A5zUN)

496 Nice try infidel librarian but I have been assured by our local news media and some progressives I have the misfortune to know that Seattle protests have been all peace love and joy. Everyone arm in arm in solidarity for global love. Even the police.

And this is me being sarcastic by the way. Just in case that was not clear.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (UNyae)

497 Mind you dog dick gallbladder rape can be nasty...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:18 PM (5gNjG)


I have no idea how to respond to that.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (2N7oZ)

498 My idiot daughter (21yo, living away from home in a college town) tweeted this:

https://tinyurl.com/y85njcys

I texted that she might want to rethink tweeting an image of a gun to a black man's head. She ignored me.

*So* many other responses come to mind, for example:

1. Blue-on-blue is my favorite color combination.
2. Who's the fascist now?
3. Gay rights > systemic racism? Not this week.
4. "1984" isn't an instruction manual. Stop hijacking the language.

Any other ideas? Part of me would love to see her mobbed by SJWs, part of me is still her mama and doesn't want to see her hurt. This is NOT something I figured I'd have to deal with before I had kids.

Posted by: quietI Oh Lord, have mercy at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (T0lUe)

499 McCain like Nyu Wen, who used to rape him every Sunday morning in the Hilton...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (5gNjG)

500 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden
Posted by: Baseballisdead at June 06, 2020 10:35 PM (jjPW1)

Wow! That changes everything!

Said no one, ever.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 06, 2020 11:20 PM (ePbMR)

501 The young women posting "Defund The Police" on social media don't stop to think that one of the key functions of the police is specifically to protect them.

They think that the maintenance of social order is like the air - it's free, and no effort needs to be made to maintain it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:20 PM (I2/tG)

502 I mean, let's not riot about the Fentenyl problem, or the black crime problem, or the fact that a man in his 40s is to stoned to function and needs to be arrested (and yet still has money for the drugs.)

The cop with the knee -- that is a problem, I get that. And I think the problem is much larger since I think many cops are assholes (I have vast experience here.) But the dude on drugs - that is a problem too, and it JUSTIFIES THE POLICE BEING ASSHOLES.

This rioting is like someone complaining that the fire department got too much water in their living room putting out the fire. You want to fix the water problem -- don't start fires in your living room. You want to solve the brutality problem - avoid breaking laws. Get a job, get sober, follow the rules and you will be amazed at how things change.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 06, 2020 11:21 PM (LWu6U)

503 NYT is reporting GWB will not support Trump and will endorse Biden

W. is going to have to most sparsely attended Presidential funeral in history.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:22 PM (I2/tG)

504 Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (5gNjG)


Ah, it's like a less sentient MUMR. Sorry, I didn't know not to engage it.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 11:22 PM (2N7oZ)

505 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 11:22 PM (arJlL)

506 Brandy Old-Fashioned from the Land of Cheese?

Posted by: dartist at June 06, 2020 11:22 PM (K22Va)

507 I hated McPain much more than Romney, and... I voted for both of those azaleas.

Voting for McVain, now THAT was hard.

Singin' John was worse than useless, plus he was kraazy, & everybody whoever had to deal with him knew that.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 11:22 PM (Cssks)

508 mushroom that looked like a dogs dick.

An Obama favorite dish!

Posted by: mule dick in a knot at June 06, 2020 11:22 PM (4URdF)

509 Posted by: quietI Oh Lord, have mercy at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (T0lUe)

"You're cut off."

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:22 PM (BAsqb)

510 Posted by: quietI Oh Lord, have mercy

Your daughter is "Just a Huge F*cking Bitch"?

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 11:23 PM (VNfwt)

511 This is NOT something I figured I'd have to deal with before I had kids.

Posted by: quietI Oh Lord, have mercy at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM



I've read the sodomites are not pleased that "their month" has been co-opted by the race riot... And Wuhan Plague...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 11:23 PM (7WaWV)

512 ''It was very enjoyable, really well done''

The shows this afternoon and evening were about the Bronx Zoo and all its offshoots around the city. It was interesting. Nice to see zoo keepers(young and old) so into their charges.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:23 PM (gLRfa)

513 The young white gurls can always pee themselves while being raped, feminists say it helps.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 11:23 PM (iymtC)

514 501 The young women posting "Defund The Police" on social media don't stop to think that one of the key functions of the police is specifically to protect them.

They think that the maintenance of social order is like the air - it's free, and no effort needs to be made to maintain it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:20 PM (I2/tG)

Funny, they're quick to call the cops when a car won't sit still when they mob it, or some store owner pulls a gun on them

While I can't figure out what we're paying the cops for at this point, without them there's vigilantism, and the trust fund kids wouldn't like that much

Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 11:24 PM (qAR6u)

515 It combines a post further up thread with a well-known Monty Python quote but admittedly is only suitable for the cognoscenti...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:24 PM (5gNjG)

516 You know- and this is an unlikely outcome- this thread has a lot more dog dick in it than I thought it would.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:24 PM (A5zUN)

517 ''The woman he left his sick wife for? ''

I think it was her money.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 11:24 PM (gLRfa)

518 off sock

Posted by: Chuck C at June 06, 2020 11:24 PM (Il+s2)

519 Any other ideas? Part of me would love to see her
mobbed by SJWs, part of me is still her mama and doesn't want to see her
hurt. This is NOT something I figured I'd have to deal with before I
had kids.

Posted by: quietI Oh Lord, have mercy at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (T0lUe)


If your baby girl is brave enough to post that, good on her and support her if she needs it.

FWIW, that guy the gun is pointing at is obviously white even if he is shaded in.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:25 PM (nAiE/)

520 I used to hunt morels with my grandfather in his woods by his farm in west-central Ohio. There was a mushroom called (I think) a wood mushroom which he always said "looks like a dog pecker" that is very much edible, but not nearly as tasty as the prized morel.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:25 PM (oAY8z)

521 Hilarity from Portland - an independent journalist got his camera sprayed.

#Portland watch out for this white male (and girlfriend). He sprayed my camera with crap. Guessing he's from an alt-right group trying to instigate trouble at an otherwise peaceful protest.

Antifa is currently denouncing people taking video that shows protestors' faces, and has a long history of blocking people from recording them.

But yeah, it's an imaginary member of an alt-right group.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:26 PM (I2/tG)

522 I read the tweet quietLord, I don't know what to say. That's scary shit, if you really believe it.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:26 PM (oAY8z)

523 So did the mob burn down the capitol? I was watching Band Of Brothers all day...

Posted by: DB- just DB. at June 06, 2020 11:27 PM (iTXRQ)

524 FWIW, that guy the gun is pointing at is obviously white even if he is shaded in

Because he doesn't look like a slightly melted gorilla? Dude...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:27 PM (5gNjG)

525 probably the worst thing RR did was to take him as his VP

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (JgrP5)


I believe it was the establishment GOP of the day forcing the Washington swamper Bush the Elder on Reagan to enable him to get GOP support (read: Campaign cash). Reagan was Trump before Trump in terms of the love the GOPe felt towards him. Trump got around that little 'cash support' difficulty buy using his own money, as well as the small amounts donated by Deplorables.

Posted by: RickZ at June 06, 2020 11:27 PM (Y8PSl)

526 This Esper guy? He's gotta go.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 11:28 PM (VNfwt)

527 Hey everybody.

Still trying to figure out what's in the glass in that top picture... good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:28 PM (L2ZTs)

528 I used to hunt morels with my grandfather in his woods by his farm in west-central Ohio.

First year I haven't gone for morels in a long time. Old railroad line turned bike path usually does me pretty good.

Posted by: dartist at June 06, 2020 11:28 PM (K22Va)

529 While I can't figure out what we're paying the cops for at this point, without them there's vigilantism, and the trust fund kids wouldn't like that much

Without public order, young women will have to join a gang for protection, or have society shift to a clan-based organization that protects its members.

They wouldn't like that much.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:28 PM (I2/tG)

530
I was checking out my electric fence this evening and discovered where the deer had probed that perimeter. They had left tracks walking along the backside of the fence linen and then tried to nose in one spot between posts.

It stopped them, knock on wood. There was a track right up under the lower wire. One of them likely got a little pop right on the nose.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 06, 2020 11:29 PM (rCwaK)

531 I thought it was a Stew of bats...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 06, 2020 11:30 PM (HuH1F)

532 Because he doesn't look like a slightly melted gorilla? Dude...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:27 PM (5gNjG)
No.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:30 PM (nAiE/)

533

No Police?

Might want to put some ice on that...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:30 PM (5gNjG)

534 I read the tweet quietLord, I don't know what to say. That's scary shit, if you really believe it.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:26 PM (oAY8z)

What makes it even more toxic is knowing that if you stuck a gun in that girl's face she'd piss herself and recite the Waffen-SS loyalty oath if you told her to.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:30 PM (BAsqb)

535 You know why your not seeing any rioting stories from here in NM? Because were an open carry state, supported by democrats. They know where the bread is butterd

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 11:30 PM (iymtC)

536
This Esper guy? He's gotta go.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 11:28 PM (VNfwt)


I'm helping!

Posted by: Ralph "Esper" Wiggum at June 06, 2020 11:31 PM (2N7oZ)

537 501 The young women posting "Defund The Police" on social media don't stop to think that one of the key functions of the police is specifically to protect them.

--------

They will all march to the polls to vote for Digital Penetration Joe, showing how little they actually care about the principles that were most important to them one year ago during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

So fuck 'em.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:31 PM (kVr0X)

538 Story from the Omaha World-Herald:

"No charges will be filed against Omaha bar owner who fatally shot protester, Don Kleine says"

https://tinyurl.com/yb3re9u2

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:32 PM (L2ZTs)

539 538 501 The young women posting "Defund The Police" on social media don't stop to think that one of the key functions of the police is specifically to protect them.

--------

They will all march to the polls to vote for Digital Penetration Joe, showing how little they actually care about the principles that were most important to them one year ago during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

So fuck 'em.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:31 PM (kVr0X)

Prime fodder for my INSOMNIVM sex cult.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:33 PM (NWiLs)

540
"I don't care how many times the left says the protests were peaceful



Posted by: REDACTED"

Calling these protests peacefeul, with all their vile language and threatening signs, is like saying the Japans flotilla headed toward Pearl Harbor or Germany massing troops along the Polish border was peaceful. Until they weren't.

In other idiotic news some Bollywood actress , who has been supportive of this insanity, is being attacked for promoting skin whitening cream because obviously racist. No this was not from The Onion.

Posted by: Ripley at June 06, 2020 11:33 PM (sGobE)

541 Insom, how's the job going?
And, how did the date go?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

542 I read the tweet quietLord, I don't know what to say. That's scary shit, if you really believe it.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:26 PM (oAY8z)



What makes it even more toxic is knowing that if you stuck a gun in
that girl's face she'd piss herself and recite the Waffen-SS loyalty
oath if you told her to.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:30 PM (BAsqb)


K... maybe I am missing something. The tweet in question looks to me like a statement against SJW bake the damn cake/don't you dare misgender me movement.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:34 PM (nAiE/)

543 And, how did the date go?
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

Well, it's 2330 on a Saturday and he's posting on AoS about starting a sex cult. Soooooo...

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:34 PM (BAsqb)

544 Vanya, hmmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:35 PM (L2ZTs)

545 Insomniac had a date?? With a girl??['i]

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 11:35 PM (7WaWV)

546 K... maybe I am missing something. The tweet in question looks to me like a statement against SJW bake the damn cake/don't you dare misgender me movement.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:34 PM (nAiE/)

I kinda saw it as supporting those things. Perhaps I am excessively cynical.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:35 PM (BAsqb)

547 Well, I guess I against you, homies. Fuck off and die.
The Hordemind is amazing. Posted what I was thinking before I even read the original post.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Sad thing is that for the anarchists/communists/soy boys, this is another win-win. They ruin everything. If I watch the NFL, I have their bs rammed down my throat, with their kneeling, and resistance to the singing of the national anthem, etc. If I do not watch, they get to tear down a bit of an American institution, the NFL. Which I used to love. All leading somewhere to a future like the streets of NYC this past week.

Posted by: MikeM at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (sQu0I)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (7WaWV)

549 I'm seeing a lot of people pissed over that D-Day photo that says "Largest Antifa gathering in history" and to me it seems factually correct, the large group of Antifa gathered in the hilltops and the brave US infantrymen stormed the beaches to eradicate them.

Posted by: Rbastid at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (uTEdS)

550 News for the Horde:

I just tried tequila for the first time. A new brand called Paqui Silvera.

My sister's boyfriend is an investor...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

551 542 Insom, how's the job going?
And, how did the date go?
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

Hey! Job is going full throttle and overall quite well. I have no idea where you got the idea I went on a date.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

552 publius - hate to offer unsought advice, but guard towers with MG-42s and claymores will make that perimeter a lot more secure.

DB - if you're interested, on UToob there's a series of interviews with Band of Brothers actors by Ross Owen, I think mostly done almost 10 years ago. Some are fairly interesting - to me, entirely for the interactions with the veterans some of them had, how it affected their roles, even their lines.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (El6T/)

553 Story from the Omaha World-Herald:

"No charges will be filed against Omaha bar owner who fatally shot protester, Don Kleine says"

https://tinyurl.com/yb3re9u2
Posted by: qdpsteve



You just gotta love a story with a happy ending.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 06, 2020 11:37 PM (ycxIH)

554 I kinda saw it as supporting those things. Perhaps I am excessively cynical.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:35 PM (BAsqb)


I have been accused of excessive looking on the sunny side before but if an attack on the tweet from SJWs is expected would it make more sense that it was anti those things?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:37 PM (nAiE/)

555 I've read the sodomites are not pleased that "their month" has been co-opted by the race riot... And Wuhan Plague...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 11:23 PM (7WaWV)


They should do something about it, then. Counter-protest about not getting enough attention.

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 11:37 PM (kOpft)

556 K... maybe I am missing something. The tweet in question looks to me like a statement against SJW bake the damn cake/don't you dare misgender me movement.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:34 PM (nAiE/


That's how I took it as well.

Posted by: Emmie at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (clsJu)

557 Insomniac had a date?? With a girl??['i]
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 06, 2020 11:35 PM (7WaWV)

--------

Let's not make potentially awkward assumptions now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (kVr0X)

558 Because of drinking, peed where I stepped.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (l9m7l)

559 rickb, yup!
Nebraska is now on my 'sane states' list.
Plus, my BIL and sister who want to leave California have told me before, Nebraska is on their states-to-consider list.

Insom, I woulda sworn you posted a few weeks back, you had a date coming up. But I could have misunderstood something or got you mixed up with someone else. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

560 Leftist cities coast to coast are burning up with the GeorgeFloyd19 Virus.

Symptoms include persistent rioting, rampant looting and treacly paeans of worshipful submission by legions of adoring white wine moms.

Known and traditional treatments for this condition exist, but have been declared Haram by such politicians, athletes, celebrities and other such societal shamans as who shamelessly shame the same wine moms to yield the knee and squeal with glee.

If you live in any portion of Real America, GeorgeFloyd19 syndrome can be effectively treated with strong Police responses, hickory shampoos, tears (of joy) gas, pepper spray and paintballs.

Should you find yourself bereft of the immediate available assistance as described above, it is recommended to treat the malady with a compound of copper, lead and a suitable propellent, administered at sufficient velocity as to treat the condition with a single dose.

Warning: Dispersal of high-volume accurate fire for more than four hours may indicate a problem greater than can be treated with self-administration.

Should you encounter this condition, it is advised that you summon your Fire Team Backup at once, for further assistance.

This message brought to you by the makers of AR-15s, everywhere!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (QzJWU)

561 Nobody wanted to talk to me.

...that sucked.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (Ckg4U)

562 546 Insomniac had a date?? With a girl??

Ewe stop it...

Posted by: B J Cliton at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (5gNjG)

563 We should do a go fund me for Insom to visit Nurse, lives may hang in the balance.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 11:39 PM (iymtC)

564 I have a date every Friday night.
Unfortunately it's usually with a pizza...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

565 Insom, I woulda sworn you posted a few weeks back, you had a date coming up. But I could have misunderstood something or got you mixed up with someone else. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

Uh...no.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:39 PM (NWiLs)

566 I have been accused of excessive looking on the sunny side before but if an attack on the tweet from SJWs is expected would it make more sense that it was anti those things?
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 06, 2020 11:37 PM (nAiE/)

I made an assumption based on the poster describing her daughter as an idiot. I may very well be incorrect in my thought, and if so I take back my fairly venomous response.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:40 PM (BAsqb)

567 Doesn't the girl's tweet say "they/them" like that's her pronoun she wants to be referred as?

I'm not so great with the Twatter. I'm fine with poking fun at the passive/aggressive totalitarians, if that's what she's doing

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:40 PM (oAY8z)

568 Prime fodder for my INSOMNIVM sex cult.

We can be like Pakistan, where women have to marry one of their first cousins, because no one outside the family is trusted.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:40 PM (I2/tG)

569 Insom: baby steps, baby! ;-)

First you get de money
den you get de power
den you get de women...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:40 PM (L2ZTs)

570 MikeM - you nailed it.

By politicizing everything - and, and this is key - politicizing everything *on behalf of racism, and historical ignorance, and entitlement, and a raft of other pathologies * is an especially vile bit of cultural vandalism.

From the important things - like institutions of government, the very laws themselves, what used to be known as institutions of higher learning - to the fun things, like sports and movies and theater etc, their vandalism has significantly degraded our society.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:41 PM (El6T/)

571 Worst thing about the Bush endorsemen is that it will fuel another load of insufferable nonsense from the Q-anon cadre.

Posted by: Orson at June 06, 2020 11:41 PM (/1KEi)

572 I would talk to any of you, for as long as it would take.

Thank you @Farmer. It was nice to talk to you.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (Ckg4U)

573 Worst thing about the Bush endorsemen is that it will fuel another load of insufferable nonsense from the Q-anon cadre.
Posted by: Orson at June 06, 2020 11:41 PM (/1KEi)

Has Q been right about anything yet? At all?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (BAsqb)

574 Hey! Job is going full throttle and overall quite well. I have no idea where you got the idea I went on a date.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (NWiLs)
-----------

Well, once you sell out for the filthy lucre, what's next but wine, women and song?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (WEBkv)

575 Speaking of Minneapolis, they're asking for $55 million in Federal aid due to the damages from the riots

Fuck 'em. Soros paid for the riots, tell them to ask him to pay for the damages

Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (qAR6u)

576 I don't know how helpful it is or if anyone cares, but I'm always trying to alert people around here to the specific mindgames / mindfucking that is going on all around us. My diamond clarity vision of the vile Left's gutter tactics and demoralization games helps me tolerate their bullshit and even their existence. Consider:

In 2016, election coverage was 24/7 from January through November. Do you remember? I do. They never shut up about the polls, the polls, the quotes, the actions, the past, the future, the responses, the disavowing, the endorsements, the election, the primaries, the polls, the chances of brokered conventions, the polls, the polls, the polls...

But now? It's like it's not even happening. What election? I mean, they mention it, but this is not like any "election" season I've ever seen, especially when it's an election they've been crying out for for 41 straight months. What happened to the wall to wall ELECTION coverage?

The gaslighters are actually busy trying to pretend that *there is no election* because they don't want people to realize that everything they have been seeing and hearing is in fact targeted election propaganda.

In a way I think they don't want to he caught with millions of hours all their bullshit predictions and polling when Trump wins again. But I think it's more that they know it didn't work last time so they're going with a different angle - bad news and CHAOS all the time.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (gZ6M8)

577 575 Hey! Job is going full throttle and overall quite well. I have no idea where you got the idea I went on a date.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (NWiLs)
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Well, once you sell out for the filthy lucre, what's next but wine, women and song?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (WEBkv)

Going to need more filthy lucre first. Much more.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (NWiLs)

578 DB - if you're interested, on UToob there's a series of interviews with
Band of Brothers actors by Ross Owen, I think mostly done almost 10
years ago. Some are fairly interesting - to me, entirely for the
interactions with the veterans some of them had, how it affected their
roles, even their lines.

I saw some of that after binge watching the series. Tons of respect for the vets and situations they portrayed. No doubt a big part of why it was so good.

Posted by: dartist at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (K22Va)

579 Most of you probably missed it, but while movies were going upstairs I filled out the chess thread with some low-lights of the day -

*both the Churchill (D-Day! perfect) and Abe Lincoln statues in London were defaced today

* a female British cop was seriously injured when "protesters" intentionally spooked her horse, and she ran head-on into an overhead fixture

* I "broke" the Denver Broncos stuff y'all have discussed above - and noted the instant, nuclear comments they received; my favorite remains the very fist one: "Simple. Against."

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (El6T/)

580 576 Speaking of Minneapolis, they're asking for $55 million in Federal aid due to the damages from the riots

Fuck 'em. Soros paid for the riots, tell them to ask him to pay for the damages
Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (qAR6u)

Pretty much what I expected when they completely stood down.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:44 PM (A5zUN)

581 First you get de money
den you get de power
den you get de women...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 11:40 PM (L2ZTs)


Or you get the money first, then rent the women. The Charlie Sheen Method (School of Acting).

Hell, Eliot Spitzer did the first two and still rented the women. But he's a Dem so, . . .

Posted by: RickZ at June 06, 2020 11:44 PM (Y8PSl)

582 G'Night.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 06, 2020 11:44 PM (Ckg4U)

583
Saw a story about a Texas airport where they removed a statue of a......Texas Ranger.

None of this is going to end well.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 11:44 PM (9tU8U)

584 W OK with sexual molestation?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (oAY8z)

585 Posted by: Slapweasel at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (Ckg4U)

Well, shoot..how does one get on this "Gets to Talk to Slappy" list?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (6sh7A)

586 Night Slap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (A5zUN)

587 Or you get the money first, then rent the women. The Charlie Sheen Method (School of Acting).

Renting is way cheaper. I'm still paying for the first one and will be for several more years.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

588 Going to need more filthy lucre first. Much more.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (NWiLs)
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You mean a bottle of Ripple and a pizza from Little Caesers doesn't cut it?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (WEBkv)

589 A twitter commenter in Seattle said the "protests" there have basically become unofficial festivals, complete with DJs playing music, cookouts, kid's games, etc. Basically, it's the only way you can get out of the house and mingle in a crowd without the Karens calling the cops to issue you a citation.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (HabA/)

590 dartist I've only listened to a few but the best was the guy who played Carwood Lipton (I rarely know and never remember actors' names) - about how he spoke with Lipton fairly often, and specifically how it changed the way he played the scene with the green West Pointer Lt. Jones. Turned out Lipton like him, thought he did well in the cross-river prisoner snatch raid, and so veered a bit from the script to reflect the historical truth.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:46 PM (El6T/)

591 Renting is way cheaper. I'm still paying for the first one and will be for several more years.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

Perhaps a time share? I hear those are popular these days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:46 PM (A5zUN)

592 You mean a bottle of Ripple and a pizza from Little Caesers doesn't cut it?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (WEBkv)

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The best chicks won't settle for Ripple anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (kVr0X)

593 "Keith Ellison wants Sharia police in Minneapolis."

The shootings of blondes wearing negligee will not only be legal, it will be mandatory!

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (w7KSn)

594 589 Going to need more filthy lucre first. Much more.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (NWiLs)
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You mean a bottle of Ripple and a pizza from Little Caesers doesn't cut it?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (WEBkv)

Not for decades now.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (NWiLs)

595 Posted by: kbdabear at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (qAR6u)

I want my city rebuilt but I'm with you.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (IYHxL)

596 590 A twitter commenter in Seattle said the "protests" there have basically become unofficial festivals, complete with DJs playing music, cookouts, kid's games, etc. Basically, it's the only way you can get out of the house and mingle in a crowd without the Karens calling the cops to issue you a citation.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (HabA/)

You know... that is brilliant.

Nurse, you should organize a protest at your house. Have beer, firearms and American flags.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (A5zUN)

597 I'm seeing a lot of people pissed over that D-Day
photo that says "Largest Antifa gathering in history" and to me it seems
factually correct, the large group of Antifa gathered in the hilltops
and the brave US infantrymen stormed the beaches to eradicate them.
Posted by: Rbastid at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (uTEdS)


Actually the largest Antifa gathering was done in Barcelona and the outcome was that the Communists arrested and executed all the Anarchists.
The ones they didn't get around to executing, the Nationalists took from the prisons and shot them instead when they took each Republican city and town.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (WyVLE)

598 Hot take at the Daily Beast: Trump has caused porn to be racist.

It never ends.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (AJ2LA)

599 The best chicks won't settle for Ripple anymore.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (kVr0X)
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Yeesh, you mean I have to break out the Boone's Farm special reserve?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (WEBkv)

600 Insom - the old but real adage among rich guys (I've heard it used in earnest by a rich guy who's followed it, more or less) - "if it flies, floats, or f**ks, rent it".

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:48 PM (El6T/)

601 Yeesh, you mean I have to break out the Boone's Farm special reserve?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (WEBkv)

Aged 6 months!
-Boone's Farm Spokesweasel

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:48 PM (A5zUN)

602
I've read the sodomites are not pleased that "their month" has been co-opted by the race riot... And Wuhan Plague...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto


Perhaps they will demand the month of July and/or August.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 11:49 PM (aKsyK)

603 578 575 Hey! Job is going full throttle and overall quite well. I have no idea where you got the idea I went on a date.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:36 PM (NWiLs)
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Well, once you sell out for the filthy lucre, what's next but wine, women and song?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (WEBkv)

Going to need more filthy lucre first. Much more.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:43 PM (NWiLs)

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

In America, first you get de sugar, then you get de power. Then you get de women.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 11:49 PM (CAJOC)

604 Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (AJ2LA)

Sadly alot of interracial porn has had a serious racist twinge to it for decades.

They can fuck off.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 11:49 PM (IYHxL)

605 Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (AJ2LA)

I don't want to give them the click, but I am morbidly curious. How on earth is this so?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:49 PM (BAsqb)

606 Aged 6 months!
-Boone's Farm Spokesweasel
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:48 PM (A5zUN)


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In polyethylene!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:49 PM (kVr0X)

607 I'm glad I'm not on FB. I'm told that my younger relatives are virtue-signaling like mad about how they marched in some stupid march and they're all so concerned about systemic racism, etc. The one nephew that's not saying anything stupid on FB is the one who is a firefighter - because he was pretty damn nervous the peaceful marchers would torch things and attack him if he showed up to put the fires out. But the other ones - meh.

The millennials really are a brainwashed bunch.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 11:50 PM (HabA/)

608 I've read the sodomites are not pleased that "their month" has been co-opted by the race riot... And Wuhan Plague...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto

Wait until they find out the Left supports Islam.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 11:50 PM (gZ6M8)

609 Heh, #STFUHillary is trending on twitter.

Apparently she's still upset about 2016 and needs to tell people.

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 11:50 PM (kOpft)

610
I would to blow a deer up, blow one up real good.

The electric fence stopped them, and that's good to know. But for how long....

The idea is "negative conditioning". They see something new, the electric fence wire, touch it, get the hell popped out of them, which makes them scared of the fence line,and they stay away.

They could easily jump it, if they get wise enough.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (rCwaK)

611 Donna of the &&&&&, that phenomenon was on display elsewhere. It's clear many of the people at these things are the same ones who would've been at every protest since the 60s (I mean the younger, current version of the exact same kind of person), and it's a lifestyle statement as much as anything.

DC's was described as having a "street fair vibe". Food, music, dancing.

Sadly no fuel-air explosives to complete the picture, and make the world a better place.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (El6T/)

612 Was she a great big fat person?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (vuisn)

613 Basically, it's the only way you can get out of the house and mingle in a crowd without the Karens calling the cops to issue you a citation.

You have to admit it's a stroke of genius - keep young people from gathering in groups for weeks, and then say that gathering is OK - but only in a Left-wing demonstration.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (I2/tG)

614 My hovercraft is full of eels! I want to speak to your manager!

Posted by: Hungarian Karen at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (5gNjG)

615 Perhaps they will demand the month of July and/or August.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 11:49 PM (aKsyK)

Not above a little coopting themselves, they needed the month of weddings to really stick their dick in everyone's pie.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 11:52 PM (gZ6M8)

616 601 Insom - the old but real adage among rich guys (I've heard it used in earnest by a rich guy who's followed it, more or less) - "if it flies, floats, or f**ks, rent it".

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:48 PM (El6T/)

No shit. When it's all finally done it'll have cost me around $350k, not to mention all those years of my life down the shitter.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:52 PM (NWiLs)

617 My hovercraft is full of eels! I want to speak to your manager!

Posted by: Hungarian Karen at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (5gNjG)


Be happy your hovercraft is not full of Surprise Anal Otters, Karen.

Posted by: RickZ at June 06, 2020 11:53 PM (Y8PSl)

618
Denver Broncos official twitter says

If you ain't with us, you against us

as they go to join the rioters. That NFL boycott went from "don't care actually" to "f*ck those assholes"
Posted by: 18-1

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Has everyone seen those zillionaire hoods in the NFL in that "I am George Floyd" video? (I haven't been able to hang around much this week and maybe it -- and Goodell's response -- been discused to death.)

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 06, 2020 11:53 PM (G51Gf)

619 And dartist one interesting thing in, I think, each of the interviews I've listened to - every actor said their lives were changed by this gig, their outlook, and all of them wondered whether they'd ever have another role that did that in their lives.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:53 PM (El6T/)

620 Well, anyway, just dropped in to say hi and saw "insom had a date" was trending, which looked like fun.

And it was.

Later, all!

Look to meet a bunch of you in October, God willing!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 06, 2020 11:54 PM (WEBkv)

621 I found some interracial porn on my 15-year-old daughter's phone once. Nothing was ever said, and I never got near that phone again.

Posted by: Menack at June 06, 2020 11:54 PM (buTO7)

622 Heh, #STFUHillary is trending on twitter.

Apparently she's still upset about 2016 and needs to tell people.
Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 11:50 PM (kOpft)

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Napoleon went to St. Helena with less of a fuss.

Give it a rest, you drunken slag.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:54 PM (kVr0X)

623 Saw a story about a Texas airport where they removed a statue of a......Texas Ranger.

None of this is going to end well.
Posted by: Gooshy



Love Field Airport in Dallas City proper.
Big blue.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 06, 2020 11:54 PM (ycxIH)

624 Night blake.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:54 PM (A5zUN)

625 Cleanup Average Joe at 618

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:54 PM (BAsqb)

626 cleanup on 618

now the troll trash is just looking for a body count.

keep it up, you'll get your wish.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 11:54 PM (sy5kK)

627 "Did McCain ever actually *like* someone? "

Sure. He was always right with Lady G.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 06, 2020 11:55 PM (ja/kn)

628 The "Defund The Police" supporters fall into two groups:

1) revolutionaries, who know exactly what they are doing, and who intend to replace the police with themselves.

2) idiots, who have no idea what is required to maintain public order. I read a comment on Portland Reddit where someone said that we should send out social workers instead of cops to respond to 911 calls, and if there is a problem, the social workers would be trained to "non-violently subdue" the person causing the problem.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 06, 2020 11:55 PM (I2/tG)

629 618

That's a lame ass slur.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 11:55 PM (IYHxL)

630 Es no bueno:

@KSBWChristopher 4m

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart says a deputy was killed while investigating a report of a "suspicious van" full of guns and explosives. As deputies investigated, they were ambushed with gunfire and "multiple improvised explosives". Another officer was hospitalized.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 06, 2020 11:56 PM (ZxG8D)

631 Nurse, you should organize a protest at your house. Have beer, firearms and American flags.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 11:47 PM (A5zUN)


Some racetrack in NC, I think, held a 'protest night' of racing. Lol. The gubmint is 'evaluating' the situation.

"Knock back a 12er, eat a few brats in honor of Fighting The System". I think a group of Hasadic Jewish kids pulled the same trick in NYC.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (Z4rgH)

632 I know a guy who is very conservative. Grew up on a farm, went to a military academy, a couple of tours in Iraq, religious, textbook "conservative".

Anyway, recently he got promoted to a high up executive position in a Fortune 100 company. On Facebook and LinkedIn he's 100% pro-Maoists. I doubt he means any of it, but given his position, he has no choice but to bend the knee if he wats to keep that job.
No different than communist China or the USSR.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (AJ2LA)

633 Am I missing something? I thought Jigaboos were fans of one of the rock bands from a while back? Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A)

634 MikeM - you nailed it.

By politicizing everything - and, and this is key - politicizing everything *on behalf of racism, and historical ignorance, and entitlement, and a raft of other pathologies * is an especially vile bit of cultural vandalism.

From the important things - like institutions of government, the very laws themselves, what used to be known as institutions of higher learning - to the fun things, like sports and movies and theater etc, their vandalism has significantly degraded our society.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:41 PM (El6T/)


Bit try to push back and you are the 'politicizing everything'.
To the sheep you are. It is just "the way things should be."
The progtards, they are playing taqaya.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 11:58 PM (1g7ch)

635 Cleanup in aisle 618. Some pitiful Soros troll trying to make us look bad....

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 06, 2020 11:58 PM (HabA/)

636 635 Am I missing something? I thought Jigaboos were fans of one of the rock bands from a while back? Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A)

Uh...you mean Juggaloes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (NWiLs)

637 Nah, that was the Boogeroos.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (aKsyK)

638 Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A)
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We should bring back the jugaloos for a 20 year reunion.

Posted by: Menack at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (buTO7)

639 Watching old Star Trek episodes. Kirk just split his pants and Spock just beat up a woman. Season 3 was lit.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (2N7oZ)

640 Today was out in an area I rarely go to and not at all for several months. Not shocked by the businesses with boarded up windows (preventative, not damaged).

But astounded by the mask-wearing. Beautiful day. Every person I'm talking about has much more risk of death from an auto accident than WuFlu (mostly 40s and under). And outside.

FFS. A scientifically illiterate society.

Oh, to add to the humor, the WHO is now pretending to believe that "science" now indicates the value of mask-wearing.

So that people who are at essentially near-zero risk of serious problems - who do literally nothing year in/year out about influenza - should wear masks.

I have never used "dumbed down" lightly here.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (El6T/)

641 "Did McCain ever actually *like* someone? "

Five years out of every six, he luved him some open borders.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (Z4rgH)

642 591
dartist I've only listened to a few but the best was the guy who played
Carwood Lipton (I rarely know and never remember actors' names) - about
how he spoke with Lipton fairly often, and specifically how it changed
the way he played the scene with the green West Pointer Lt. Jones.
Turned out Lipton like him, thought he did well in the cross-river
prisoner snatch raid, and so veered a bit from the script to reflect the
historical truth.

How long have we been in Afghanistan or were in Vietnam? Politics.What those guys did in a little over a year is something that should be taught in schools and celebrated in this bullshit media a little more. I may binge it again to pick up on stuff I missed the first time. Love those old vets.

Posted by: dartist at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (K22Va)

643 635 Am I missing something? I thought Jigaboos were fans of one of the rock bands from a while back? Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A

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Yeah, it's kind of a racial slur.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (kVr0X)

644 bonk bonk on tha head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:00 AM (vuisn)

645
Love Field Airport in Dallas City proper.
Big blue.
Posted by: rickb223

Ah, that's the airport from which the CIA guy took off with a plane-load of Grassy Knoll assassination guns and dumped all 20 or so in some lake!
Such a simpler, civilized era.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:00 AM (9tU8U)

646 Oh Horde - literally laughing out loud here! Never change!

This whole thread has been entertaining, and the "How'd her gallbladder end up in the garden?" was the tipping point.

As always thanks for the laughs.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 07, 2020 12:00 AM (IDhUW)

647 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (NWiLs)

Oh, okay. Ya gotta admit it's close!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 07, 2020 12:00 AM (6sh7A)

648 Am I missing something? I thought Jigaboos were fans of one of the rock bands from a while back? Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A)

No, that was Juggalos.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 12:00 AM (ePbMR)

649 That's a mayor?
Posted by: hogmartin
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Heh. The guy fairly exudes moral authority, doesn't he?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:01 AM (ELgVT)

650 I give Alberta Oil Peon a call and wouldn't you know it, he's just placed himself in front of tonight's Spaghetti Dinner.

...and that ain't code for the wiring on an ol' panhead.

...but it should be.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 07, 2020 12:01 AM (Ckg4U)

651 Where I am nobody and I mean fucking nobody is wearing masks. Even employees at grocery stores and Walmart stopped.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 07, 2020 12:01 AM (AJ2LA)

652 They are trying to make wearing hawaian shirt a white supremasist thing

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 07, 2020 12:01 AM (iymtC)

653 Uh...you mean Juggaloes.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (NWiLs)

Juggies were always a favorite.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 07, 2020 12:02 AM (A5zUN)

654 Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (El6T/)

The Leftists are pointing to these protests as proof that the yutes are all woke. Many are sadly, including a few young dopes in my own family, but the Dems always pin their hopes on the Youth vote - and a shit ton of those "protesters" won't bother to vote in November.

Older people and suburbanites will.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:02 AM (HabA/)

655 They are trying to make wearing hawaian shirt a white supremasist thing

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 07, 2020 12:01 AM (iymtC)


Shit.






















Posted by: Magnum at June 07, 2020 12:02 AM (2N7oZ)

656 Am I missing something? I thought Jigaboos were fans of one of the rock bands from a while back? Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A)


Jugalos, Tammy. Spelling Matters. The other is a racial slur.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:03 AM (Z4rgH)

657 ARC, part of me is dying to see that tried out ("social worker" heading to a police matter). A big part. Just a few times. But with video.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:03 AM (El6T/)

658 Yeah, it's kind of a racial slur.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (kVr0X)

Oh jesus, I'm sorry!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 07, 2020 12:03 AM (6sh7A)

659 653 Where I am nobody and I mean fucking nobody is wearing masks. Even employees at grocery stores and Walmart stopped.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 07, 2020 12:01 AM (AJ2LA)

I have not been to the grocery store yet this week.

The weird thing here in Kentucky was that compliance was virtually non existent for the middle six weeks of the thing. The first weekend, it was about 50%, then went down to around 30 for six weeks or so, then up to around 80%.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 07, 2020 12:04 AM (A5zUN)

660 Okay, two damn Gs -- Juggalos.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (Z4rgH)

661 NYPD should say OK BLM, you have your wish. We are all taking a week's paid leave starting tomorrow. See you next week.

And let the city have it good and hard.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (AJ2LA)

662 Lol Tammy.

Posted by: dartist at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (K22Va)

663 weft, that is very bad.

It's almost like there are verrrry bad actors in our midst.

Maybe the sheriff should be asked whether the kneeling the other day might not have been a magic solution to public safety.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (El6T/)

664 Juggies were always a favorite.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 07, 2020 12:02 AM (A5zUN)

In the oilfield, "Juggies" are "jug hustlers", the laborers who plant the arrays of geophones for seismic surveys.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (ePbMR)

665 Step 1: Empty the jails, maybe a lot of prisons also
Step 2: Defund the police. I can't do anything about that.
Step 3: Turn in your guns. F U !

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (w7KSn)

666 Many are sadly, including a few young dopes in my own family, but the Dems always pin their hopes on the Youth vote - and a shit ton of those "protesters" won't bother to vote in November.

Older people and suburbanites will.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:02 AM (HabA/)

You mean those that own property and want to keep it.

Agreed.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 12:06 AM (sy5kK)

667 The weird thing here in Kentucky was that compliance was virtually non existent for the middle six weeks of the thing. The first weekend, it was about 50%, then went down to around 30 for six weeks or so, then up to around 80%.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 07, 2020 12:04 AM (A5zUN)

___

TBH, I don't even know what the rules are. Whatever they are, everyone is saying LOLGF rules.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 07, 2020 12:06 AM (AJ2LA)

668 One of the things the police-haters have done very successfully is discourage people from joining big-city police departments.

Twenty years ago, you needed to graduate from a four-year college to be a Portland cop. Now, you need just a high school diploma or a GED, and Portland still can't recruit enough cops.

Oh, and it is disqualifying if "Personal/Professional life shows a lack of experience with people from racial backgrounds different from your own."

So, if you are from a small town in Oregon, don't bother applying to be a Portland cop.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:06 AM (I2/tG)

669 660 Yeah, it's kind of a racial slur.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (kVr0X)

Oh jesus, I'm sorry!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 07, 2020 12:03 AM (6sh7A)

I do not think anyone was offended, because you obviously had no idea.

I can't help but laugh. THIS is why speech codes are farcical.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 07, 2020 12:06 AM (A5zUN)

670 Heh. At Twitter right now

"Politics · Trending
#STFUHillary
10.4K Tweets"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 07, 2020 12:06 AM (ZxG8D)

671 Step 1: Empty the jails, maybe a lot of prisons also
Step 2: Defund the police. I can't do anything about that.
Step 3: Turn in your guns. F U !
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (w7KSn)

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What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (kVr0X)

672 Am I missing something? I thought Jigaboos were fans of one of the rock bands from a while back? Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A)

You're thinking of Juggalos, Ma.

Posted by: Robert at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (xW4Id)

673 Oh, to add to the humor, the WHO is now pretending to believe that "science" now indicates the value of mask-wearing.
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Here's a hoot. The local Walgreen's has printed-up signs in the window saying that, "Customers Must Wear Face Protection". Face protection? At last, I can break out the colander.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (vOGqy)

674 The Full List. https://tinyurl.com/ybrz8uhh

Companies that supported BLM/Antifa.

eh, fairly comprehensive.

Did not include Magnolia Properties , Chip and Joanna Gaines' company, who knelt before their BLM/Antifa masters and delivered a rhetorical boot-licking in a deeply disturbing and disgusting email today.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (luzVb)

675 667 Step 1: Empty the jails, maybe a lot of prisons also
Step 2: Defund the police. I can't do anything about that.
Step 3: Turn in your guns. F U !
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (w7KSn)

Yup, you also noticed the Trifecta of how to make a whole damn bunch of victims.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (NgKpN)

676 In the oilfield, "Juggies" are "jug hustlers", the laborers who plant the arrays of geophones for seismic surveys.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (ePbMR)

I was going for the Busty women on trampolines the Man Show had.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (A5zUN)

677 What did the Kankle say to make STFU Hillary trend?

Posted by: Not Amused at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (AJ2LA)

678 Juggalos are followers of the band Insane Clown Posse, or close clones of them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (Z4rgH)

679 That's a mayor?
Posted by: hogmartin
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Heh. The guy fairly exudes moral authority, doesn't he?
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

We wait for the new Alcalde.

Posted by: Sgt. Nicolas Garcia at June 07, 2020 12:08 AM (QzkSJ)

680 I just want to make sure Juggalos weren't insulted. Because that's important.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 07, 2020 12:08 AM (oAY8z)

681
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Likewise here in the foothills, NE of London.
Today, local Shell that had been meticulous about employees wearing masks, now none. Saw 3 people masked, and this place is busy.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:08 AM (9tU8U)

682 Saw a story about a Texas airport where they removed a statue of a......Texas Ranger.

None of this is going to end well.
Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 11:44 PM (9tU8U)

Love Field, in Dallas. We talked about it some on last night's OnT. I've seen that stature many, many times, it's a good one.

It's based on one particular Ranger who had a very prominent career in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Some leftist is writing a book and he says that during a School Desegregation movement in the 50's, he was at some demonstration and didn't do anything during a demonstration against it. How weak is that???

nevertheless, the Democrats who run City of Dallas have instantly decided that his name and his statue must instantly be stricken from all memory for that "crime".

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:09 AM (V2Yro)

683 Here's a hoot. The local Walgreen's has printed-up signs in the window saying that, "Customers Must Wear Face Protection".

"or else"

Posted by: Dr. Miklos Fauci-Birx-Gramsci at June 07, 2020 12:09 AM (QzkSJ)

684 659 ARC, part of me is dying to see that tried out ("social worker" heading to a police matter). A big part. Just a few times. But with video.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:03 AM (El6T/)


And hopefully a live feed where we can comment in real time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 12:09 AM (sy5kK)

685
Many are sadly, including a few young dopes in my own family, but the Dems always pin their hopes on the Youth vote - and a shit ton of those "protesters" won't bother to vote in November.

Older people and suburbanites will.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V


Every four years it is "the year of the youth vote."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 07, 2020 12:09 AM (aKsyK)

686 Up on twitter - Smoking cuts your chances of getting the kung flu in half. And its the insecticide known as nicotine, so even e-cig people are 50% safer. Now we're living in a Woody Allen movie.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (buTO7)

687 Posted by: Robert at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (xW4Id)

It is so sweet of you to still claim me as your ma after the embarrassment I just brought down on my red head!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (6sh7A)

688 661 NYPD should say OK BLM, you have your wish. We are all taking a week's paid leave starting tomorrow. See you next week.

And let the city have it good and hard.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 07, 2020 12:05 AM (AJ2LA)

See, I'm at a loss here.

There are reports that if you call 911 and there is a protest, the Police just say, do what you need to do.

But then 6 months from now, they will come after you for gun violations, and potentially manslaughter charges.

This thing where we give up our protections, but then they say they have no 'duty' to actually protect us, needs to be fixed.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (NgKpN)

689 "Well, shoot..how does one get on this "Gets to Talk to Slappy" list?!"
-Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:45 PM (6sh7A)

Heck, lady... you could have has my number long before it became fashionable.

...and the Fine Women *cough* 'Ettes will tell you that I am not here to "Hit-On" the Ladies.

...and I believe there is a Standing Death Threat from One Secure Husband that prevents such silly incursions.

Email in my Nic.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (Ckg4U)

690 Here's a hoot. The local Walgreen's has printed-up signs in the window saying that, "Customers Must Wear Face Protection". Face protection? At last, I can break out the colander.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (vOGqy)


We're gonna need pics. But you knew that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (Z4rgH)

691 Gooshy - London ONT or London UK?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (El6T/)

692 Fuck me, am I still awake?

Well, the good news is Insom isn't having any dates.

If I'm not meeting wiminz , neither should anyone else.

*Stares down all the rest of you sonsabitches*

Anyway...

Night!

Posted by: Robert at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (xW4Id)

693 Here's a hoot. The local Walgreen's has printed-up signs in the window saying that, "Customers Must Wear Face Protection". Face protection? At last, I can break out the colander.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:07 AM (vOGqy)

"Mr. Humungus, your order is ready for pickup at the pharmacy."

Posted by: Vanya at June 07, 2020 12:11 AM (BAsqb)

694 Love Field, in Dallas. We talked about it some on last night's OnT. I've seen that stature many, many times, it's a good one.

It's based on one particular Ranger who had a very prominent career in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Some leftist is writing a book and he says that during a School Desegregation movement in the 50's, he was at some demonstration and didn't do anything during a demonstration against it. How weak is that???

nevertheless, the Democrats who run City of Dallas have instantly decided that his name and his statue must instantly be stricken from all memory for that "crime".
Posted by: Tom Servo


The citizens should put up a statue of Bass Reaves and dare the city-fascists to tear it down.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 07, 2020 12:11 AM (ZxG8D)

695 I've been getting a lot of mileage out of my steam-punk mask fashioned of pliable Corellian leather with the grommets and spikes and buckles and faux-blood spatter and shit...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 07, 2020 12:11 AM (7WaWV)

696 I saw residents on the South Side of Chicago are worried because all the grocery stores were looted and they don't know where they're going to shop now.

Ask your mayor and the Dems you always vote for.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:12 AM (HabA/)

697 ARC, part of me is dying to see that tried out ("social worker" heading to a police matter). A big part. Just a few times. But with video.

The experiment fails, and then they bring in the People's Police.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:12 AM (I2/tG)

698 So let me get this straight: We have cities that are going to take money from the police department, give it to BLM and similar organizations, then demand money from the feds to rebuild after the Chinese Death Cooties and riots?

Umm, no.

If you have money to piss away to BLM, you don't need a federal bail out.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 07, 2020 12:12 AM (Wm5SB)

699 656 Am I missing something? I thought Jigaboos were fans of one of the rock bands from a while back? Sort of made their faces up like clowns a little?
Have they done something bad?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (6sh7A)

Jugalos, Tammy. Spelling Matters. The other is a racial slur.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:03 AM (Z4rgH)

next you'll tell me that Pickaninny is Right Out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:12 AM (V2Yro)

700 679 That's a mayor?
Posted by: hogmartin
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Heh. The guy fairly exudes moral authority, doesn't he?
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

We wait for the new Alcalde.
Posted by: Sgt. Nicolas Garcia at June 07, 2020 12:08 AM (QzkSJ)

Palabra!

Posted by: Zorro at June 07, 2020 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

701 697 ARC, part of me is dying to see that tried out ("social worker" heading to a police matter). A big part. Just a few times. But with video.

The experiment fails, and then they bring in the People's Police.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:12 AM (I2/tG)

Sorry, but any of us who have ever had to deal with Child protective services, already knows how that story goes.

Posted by: Zorro at June 07, 2020 12:13 AM (NgKpN)

702 Nice try infidel librarian but I have been assured by our local news media and some progressives I have the misfortune to know that Seattle protests have been all peace love and joy. Everyone arm in arm in solidarity for global love. Even the police.

And this is me being sarcastic by the way. Just in case that was not clear.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 06, 2020 11:19 PM (UNyae)
--------------------

And in the next exciting episode of the Left Eating its Own, Seattle City Council Communist Kshama Sawant has called for Seattle City Mayor Jennie Durkan to resign because of generations of racism or something. If she doesn't resign, Shwarma Savant will introduce articles to impeach.

Posted by: fly gal at June 07, 2020 12:13 AM (6CtMt)

703 buckles and faux-blood spatter and shit...


Authenticity

Provenance

Pics

Posted by: Un-Faux Miklos at June 07, 2020 12:13 AM (QzkSJ)

704 Human chum.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:14 AM (vuisn)

705 Gooshy - London ONT or London UK?
Posted by: rhomboid
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London, KY?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:15 AM (l0Lgi)

706 The idiot commentators saying that social workers can replace cops just show that that increasingly Leftists grow up in a bubble where they don't know anyone who served in the military, anyone who has been a cop, or indeed anyone who has worked at a blue-collar job, so there is no check on the stupid things that they believe.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:15 AM (I2/tG)

707 Here's a hoot. The local Walgreen's has printed-up signs in the window saying that, "Customers Must Wear Face Protection".

"or else"

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No shirt
No shoes
No mask
No pants
No service

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:15 AM (kVr0X)

708 The citizens should put up a statue of Bass Reaves and dare the city-fascists to tear it down.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 07, 2020 12:11 AM (ZxG8D)

the "citizens" ARE the problem. All the anglos have moved out to the suburbs surrounding Dallas. Best Indicator - Dallas Public School system (when it gets around to re-opening) is 97% Black and Hispanic. The only big racial conflict in Dallas proper is that a lot of the black officials are getting upset that the hispanics are now so numerous that they're starting to be able to put their own people in the comfy grifter's jobs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:16 AM (V2Yro)

709
Gooshy - London ONT or London UK?
Posted by: rhomboid

London, KY. I'm also close to Manchester. And we have towns nearby named Egypt and Mummie. And Climax, no joke.
Fun place.


Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:16 AM (9tU8U)

710
I saw residents on the South Side of Chicago are worried because all the
grocery stores were looted and they don't know where they're going to
shop now.



Ask your mayor and the Dems you always vote for.

Nice thought but they'll tax the fuck out of everyone, including those of us who can't just pick up and leave.

Posted by: dartist at June 07, 2020 12:17 AM (K22Va)

711 No pants

No service

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:15 AM (kVr0X)


I guess I'll be doing my shopping online.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 07, 2020 12:17 AM (2N7oZ)

712 I love the "Great British"
=== GWB

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 12:17 AM (buTO7)

713 Authenticity

Provenance

Pics

Posted by: Un-Faux Miklos at June 07, 2020 12:13 AM



https://preview.tinyurl.com/yce7kx56

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 07, 2020 12:17 AM (7WaWV)

714 Sorry, but any of us who have ever had to deal with Child protective services, already knows how that story goes.

Hey, Oregon has already sicced CPS on a hairstylist who refused to close (along with hitting her with a hefty fine), so yeah, CPS is a nascent People's Police in waiting.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:17 AM (I2/tG)

715 Climax, KY and Intercourse, PA really oughta be sister cities.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:18 AM (El6T/)

716
"Mr. Humungus, your order is ready for pickup at the pharmacy."
Posted by: Vanya
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Probably would make social distancing a snap.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:18 AM (l0Lgi)

717 Slappy, we're away from home and I don't trust the hotel internet security...will email you Monday!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 07, 2020 12:18 AM (6sh7A)

718 No shirt
No shoes
No mask
No pants
No service
Posted by: Cicero


*hangs "handicapped" thingy from Confederate flag on mobility scooter*


*goes on in passing out ADA leaflets*

Posted by: Crazy Old Man Miklos, at least he's local at June 07, 2020 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)

719
next you'll tell me that Pickaninny is Right Out.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Yes! says a former Arizona governor and used car salesman. First vote I ever cast, can't remember his name.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:19 AM (9tU8U)

720 Climax, KY and Intercourse, PA really oughta be sister cities.

Boring, Oregon is a sister city to Dull, Scotland.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:19 AM (I2/tG)

721 Don't forget Cumming, GA.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:19 AM (vuisn)

722 Is there a Squeakhole, Idaho?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:20 AM (kVr0X)

723
Burgess Owens, former NFL player, conservative, TV commentator, is running for Congress in Utah's 4th district. That's the one that Mia Love lost in '18 by .26th of a percent.

He was on Greg Gutfeld's show as a guest this evening.

What a smart guy, and gets right to the heart of the matter. And moral, and believes in God. Not god, but God.


No fooling around this time 4th district. You have a real leader to elect.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 12:20 AM (sy5kK)

724 Is there a Squeakhole, Idaho?

There is an Athol, Idaho.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:21 AM (I2/tG)

725 I've been getting a lot of mileage out of my steam-punk mask fashioned of pliable Corellian leather with the grommets and spikes and buckles and faux-blood spatter and shit...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 07, 2020 12:11 AM (7WaWV)


Is that from the Dagobah system?

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:21 AM (Z4rgH)

726 https://preview.tinyurl.com/yce7kx56
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto


But that one has FAKE blood

Posted by: Miklos, of the Magyar Miklosians at June 07, 2020 12:21 AM (QzkSJ)

727 Don't forget Cumming, GA.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:19 AM


Where you can buy a car at Beaver Toyota.

Posted by: Bert G, new CW2 podisode at June 07, 2020 12:21 AM (OMsf+)

728 Yes! says a former Arizona governor and used car salesman. First vote I ever cast, can't remember his name.

Was that Meacham, or another one?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 12:21 AM (SchxB)

729 There is an Athol, Idaho.
Posted by: The ARC


Named after a Musketeer?

Posted by: Miklos, of uncertain Provence-age at June 07, 2020 12:22 AM (QzkSJ)

730 Also an Athol, Mass.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:23 AM (vuisn)

731 There is an Athol, Idaho.
Posted by: The ARC


Named after a Musketeer?
Posted by: Miklos
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I think this belongs in the Book Thread.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:23 AM (AytXr)

732 Is that from the Dagobah system?

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:21 AM



Yeah. And they must have had to slaughter, like, tonnes, of Corells to make that mask!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 07, 2020 12:23 AM (7WaWV)

733 Trump's a big sports fan and football fan and yet I think he'll be confronted when the NFL starts with an unprecedented amount of stupid racist "protest" crap. He very softly shoved Drew Brees for his stupid and pathetic performance this week. I think he'll be getting much cruder provocations come the fall.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:23 AM (El6T/)

734 Is there a Squeakhole, Idaho?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:20 AM (kVr0X)


No, that's California.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 12:24 AM (Z4rgH)

735 Someone above posted about their conservative friends, a prosperous couple, where the husband has to post pro-SJW/PC stuff online to keep doing well at work.

Does it piss me off? Sure, but at the same time... if we're gonna win, our side may, long-term need at least a few "double agents."

God knows so many of the people we thought were on *our* side, turned out not to be.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)

736 63 Evening.
My fellow Texans, I'm afraid I come as the bearer of bad news.
We just lost Luby's.

*Doffs cap*
Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (xW4Id)

Think of the last place you had it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 10:20

Last I had Lubys was visiting my grandparents about 1972-3. I just realized I'm f#cking old.

BTW best wishes and prayers for those that need them. Chavez, RickZ and many others.

Posted by: Farmer at June 07, 2020 12:25 AM (4VJ6T)

737
Was that Meacham, or another one?
Posted by: Blanco Basura -

Yes, Evan Meacham, he's the one. And it might have been 'nappy' that got him in trouble. Maybe both.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:25 AM (9tU8U)

738 God knows so many of the people we thought were on *our* side, turned out not to be.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)

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This is why we have code words.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:25 AM (kVr0X)

739 I thought lubys is what Rosie O'Donnell does before she inserts her Hitachies? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:26 AM (L2ZTs)

740 Little Nob Rd, KY

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 12:26 AM (buTO7)

741 63 Evening.
My fellow Texans, I'm afraid I come as the bearer of bad news.
We just lost Luby's.

*Doffs cap*
Posted by: Robert at June 06, 2020 10:20 PM (xW4Id)


You think that's bad...

Posted by: Squeakhole, CA at June 07, 2020 12:27 AM (Z4rgH)

742 I'm not that far from Athol, ID. longstanding family joke:
"Say, can you tell me where Silverwood Park is?"
Answer: "Athol!"
"Thank you."
"You're tho welcome."

Posted by: Jade Sea at June 07, 2020 12:28 AM (E2CHS)

743 There is a town called Manteca, California.
(If you know your Espanol...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:28 AM (L2ZTs)

744 I bet Athol's glory holes are wondrous

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:28 AM (L2ZTs)

745 I'm kinda liking this nic.

Posted by: Squeakhole, CA at June 07, 2020 12:29 AM (Z4rgH)

746 Hell, Minnesota

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:29 AM (w7KSn)

747 > The best chicks won't settle for Ripple anymore.

Yeah, you've gotta at least spring for ab Ernest and Julio varietal these days.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 12:29 AM (hKLpI)

748 Want to see some crazy post-apocalyptic John Carpenter shit? Check out this pre-fab "7-11" window decal. Huge sign before you walk in. This is a legit pic, I saw this thing myself. I promise it's worth the click.

https://tinyurl.com/yddcwa4c

Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 12:29 AM (gZ6M8)

749 God knows so many of the people we thought were on *our* side, turned out not to be.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)



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This is why we have code words.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:25 AM (kVr0X)

CX

Posted by: Methos at June 07, 2020 12:29 AM (kOpft)

750 651 Where I am nobody and I mean fucking nobody is wearing masks. Even employees at grocery stores and Walmart stopped.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 07, 2020 12:01 AM (AJ2LA)
--------------------------------
Our Beloved Fuhrer Northam, has decreed that everyone must wear a mask ---(or I suppose he'd accept a KKK hood)--- in all indoor public places. So we have no choice.

Well, not much choice. The chain stores around here (SW VA) are enforcing the royal edict but the little ones not so much.
Eh. I'll pay a premium to buy milk, etc., at the rural convenience store.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 07, 2020 12:30 AM (M/9m0)

751 Oh, great, I came across a photo of *FBI* kneeling.

To Hillary?

To Comey?

To a cartel lord?

No, apparently just the idiotic kind of kneeling going on this week everywhere.

Pathetic, and absolutely representative of the country's maturity and seriousness.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:30 AM (El6T/)

752 Yes! says a former Arizona governor and used car salesman. First vote I ever cast, can't remember his name.
Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:19 AM (9tU8U)

Ev Meacham IIRC

Posted by: Jade Sea at June 07, 2020 12:30 AM (E2CHS)

753
Little Nob Rd, KY
Posted by: Menack

Lotsa Knobs around here. Knob Creek, Kirby Knob, etc. Oh, and String Bean (Hee Haw) was born here.
We also got that nursing home responsible for all those Corona cases you might have seen in the news. Yay.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:30 AM (9tU8U)

754 ..., it looks like the original cover of the book "The Shining."
(It featured a drawing of a blank face.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:31 AM (L2ZTs)

755 God knows so many of the people we thought were on *our* side, turned out not to be.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)

Who do I trust. Me!!! Say goodnight to the bad guy. Last bad guy you ever gonna see look like this.

Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 12:31 AM (gZ6M8)

756 I'm kinda liking this nic.
Posted by: Squeakhole, CA


Wait till raimondo shows up

Posted by: Miklos with 25 mm Bofors for practice at June 07, 2020 12:31 AM (QzkSJ)

757 Now we're living in a Woody Allen movie.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 12:10 AM (buTO7)


We're all dressed to look like semen waiting to be ejaculated?

Posted by: RickZ at June 07, 2020 12:31 AM (Y8PSl)

758 751 Oh, great, I came across a photo of *FBI* kneeling.

They are just praying there isn't a DOJ indictment in their future.

Posted by: Squeakhole, CA at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (Z4rgH)

759 > Seattle City Council Communist Kshama Sawant

Shouldn't she be resigning in favor of an indigenous person?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (hKLpI)

760 Does it piss me off? Sure, but at the same time... if we're gonna win, our side may, long-term need at least a few "double agents."

God knows so many of the people we thought were on *our* side, turned out not to be.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)

for me, I have *no* social media profile under my True Name. I guess I'm on that neighborhood thing, but ours is very tame, mostly lost dogs and cats.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (V2Yro)

761 Imagine, if you will...

A 1977 where Star Wars was directed by Woody Allen, and Annie Hall was directed by George Lucas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (L2ZTs)

762 Trump hates the NFL. NFL embarrassed him with the USFL. Trump pulled off a hostile takeover of USFL via his ownership of the NJ Generals. Trump's goal was to get the Generals into the NFL. NY area could support another team, but Trump crashed the USFL in an attempt to highlight the Generals, so he could be an NFL owner. But NFL didn't let him in. He hates the NFL.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (ja/kn)

763 723 LC Dawg

Owens is a class act.

That's one of the 5 most flippable seats held by Freshman DEMs, in the opinion of many:

One in OK. One in SC. One in NM. One in IA. And the UT district where Owens is running.

Posted by: mnw at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (Cssks)

764 722 Is there a Squeakhole, Idaho?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:20 AM (kVr0X)


In WA state travelling north on 101 in the Olympic Peninsula, after you leave Sappho, the next town you get to is Beaver.

Keep going, and you will be in Pysht.


Swear to God.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 12:33 AM (sy5kK)

765 IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO LIVE IN A PLACE CALLED INFLAMED VAS DEFERENS OKLAHOMA

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at June 07, 2020 12:33 AM (BAsqb)

766 Tom Servo, yup. My official profile at FB is just jokes, foodblogging and "Happy [insert holiday here]."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:33 AM (L2ZTs)

767 Yeah, we got a bunch of 'Knobs' around here. 'Gooches Knob' is my favorite for some reason. But, really, how can anyone top 'Gobblers Knob'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 12:33 AM (pbStR)

768 There's an "Oh Shit Corner" on the North Slope Haul Road (now called the Dalton Highway).


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 12:33 AM (hKLpI)

769 Seattle City Council Communist Kshama Sawant

Shouldn't she be resigning in favor of an indigenous person?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (hKLpI)y

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Kennewick Man is a local up there, but maybe too Caucasian to qualify.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:34 AM (kVr0X)

770 ..., it looks like the original cover of the book "The Shining."

(It featured a drawing of a blank face.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:31 AM (L2ZTs)

Holy shit, I found it. GREAT call.

https://tinyurl.com/ya8ks63l

Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 12:34 AM (gZ6M8)

771 A 1977 where Star Wars was directed by Woody Allen, and Annie Hall was directed by George Lucas.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:32 AM (L2ZTs)

*Alderaan explodes*

Princess Leia: I'll have what she's having.

Posted by: Vanya at June 07, 2020 12:34 AM (BAsqb)

772 "Did not include Magnolia Properties , Chip and Joanna Gaines' company,
who knelt before their BLM/Antifa masters and delivered a rhetorical
boot-licking in a deeply disturbing and disgusting email today."




That is hugely disappointing.



I actually liked them.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 07, 2020 12:35 AM (nAiE/)

773 Tom Servo, yup. My official profile at FB is just jokes, foodblogging and "Happy [insert holiday here]."
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:33 AM (L2ZTs)

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Steve, no black square? You disappoint me, man.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:35 AM (kVr0X)

774 Jack Posobiec on Mayor SoiBoi's walk of shame: "You usually don't see this much male humiliation outside of a Bulwark staff meeting."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 12:35 AM (hKLpI)

775 We're all dressed to look like semen waiting to be ejaculated?

Go back, go back, it's only a handjob!

Posted by: dartist at June 07, 2020 12:35 AM (K22Va)

776 Cicero, no but maybe a brownie square or two.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:35 AM (L2ZTs)

777 Good one, "Squeakhole". But nah, I'm sure they're kneeling because ..... wait, WTF is the kneeling even supposed to be about, anyway? Just like the "protests". Except for the hateful racist elements, it's about nothing, about the protesters' incredibly vacuous and ignorant moral narcissism.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:35 AM (El6T/)

778 Also an Athol, Mass.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:23 AM (vuisn)


Informally known as 'Lisp City'.

Posted by: RickZ at June 07, 2020 12:36 AM (Y8PSl)

779 Kennewick Man > Patrick Stewart!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 07, 2020 12:36 AM (7WaWV)

780 Shepherd Wong is not impressed.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:36 AM (vuisn)

781 Chicago's Second City Cop blog does not like a picture showing couple of Chicago cops kneeling, to put it mildly:

Do you have any fucking idea what you are symbolizing when The Law kneels before anyone?
You are saying that The Law will kneel to the mob.
You have also, by ignorance or design, endangered every single Law Enforcement Officer from that point forward into history. You are not worthy of the badge, star or shield of any Department. You are scum who cannot be counted upon to back your co-workers in the most desperate of circumstances because you brought personal feelings into what is supposed to be a dispassionate application of what all citizens live under.


But what do you really think, SSC?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:36 AM (I2/tG)

782 Drew Brees turned on Trump to appease the mob. He thinks you can appease the mob! Dink.

Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 12:36 AM (gZ6M8)

783 738 God knows so many of the people we thought were on *our* side, turned out not to be.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)

--------

This is why we have code words.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:25 AM (kVr0X)


Just once, I would really enjoy Trump use the term "morons" in a speech, like he uses "deplorables".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 12:37 AM (sy5kK)

784 Vanya, LOL.
Imagine what Lucas could have done with Tony Richardson's character...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:38 AM (L2ZTs)

785 706 The idiot commentators saying that social workers can replace cops just show that that increasingly Leftists grow up in a bubble where they don't know anyone who served in the military, anyone who has been a cop, or indeed anyone who has worked at a blue-collar job, so there is no check on the stupid things that they believe.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:15 AM (I2/tG)

I was talking about this with my sister earlier this evening. You can see it in my family. My father was born poor to immigrant parents and grew up during the Depression. His father died when he was 19 and he worked 2 jobs to support his mom and younger sisters - and then came the war.

His kids didn't have it nearly so tough - but still, we grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood. We were 6 people in a small 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house, our vacations were trips to Northern Wisconsin and we had 1 family car. We all had to get jobs when we were 16 and save up to buy beater cars. And we got spanked when we got out of line.

My nieces and nephews were never spanked, went to California and Arizona and stayed in hotels when they went on family vacays, had cars given to them as presents, and teachers that worried about their "self esteem."

As a result, although I love them, I have to admit they are entitled ingrates (with 1 exception). And yeah, their parents are responsible. For Chrissake, my brother is still paying the bills for his shiftless Bernie Bro son. The guy is 35 years old, smokes a lot of weed, eats out at a lot of good restaurants, and still relies on daddy and mommy. But he's all for Social Justice.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:38 AM (HabA/)

786
Come to Sugar Tit, SC. It's the home of the world famous Sugar Tit Speedway -- dirt track racing. This is high tone redneck fair shore 'nuff.

I want to take Miley there one of these days and let her see rednecks in their full natural element. Drunk, and whooping and hollering. It's a sight to see.

A tractor pull will have a similar ambience, even more so in some ways.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 12:38 AM (rCwaK)

787 Yes! says a former Arizona governor and used car salesman. First vote I ever cast, can't remember his name.
Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:19 AM (9tU8U)

Ev Meacham IIRC
Posted by: Jade Sea


I helped get Bruce Babbit drunk in the First Class on a Delta flight to Europe once.

Had him wound up to give his presidential candidate speech (he ran for the D nomination) back to the captive audience in Coach.

Damn close, but his wife intervened.

Drat.

The guy sitting behind me was the CFO of Coca-Cola, and struggled to quietly laugh his personal backside off.

Posted by: Miklos, with one or two good stories at June 07, 2020 12:39 AM (QzkSJ)

788 Oops, meant to say Tony Roberts' character.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:39 AM (L2ZTs)

789 Not surprisingly, G Bush came out for Biden today.
I guess he really was a racist murderer of millions during Katrina, after all.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (w7KSn)

790 Imagine what Lucas could have done with Tony Richardson's character...
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:38 AM (L2ZTs)

I've never actually seen any of his movies except for What's Up Tiger Lily, which isn't even really his. I just know that scene because it's memeworthy.

Posted by: Vanya at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (BAsqb)

791 BTW best wishes and prayers for those that need them. Chavez, RickZ and many others.

Posted by: Farmer at June 07, 2020 12:25 AM (4VJ6T)


I'm much better, more mobility and less pain. You can now think of those who aren't better, who still need those wishes and prayers.

Posted by: RickZ at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (Y8PSl)

792 But what do you really think, SSC?

Good blog that gives an inside look at Chicago police and links to ASHQ.

Posted by: dartist at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (K22Va)

793 occam thanks, that's interesting background.

Guess what I meant is that Trump appears to be a sports fan, I think his hackles being raised by the idiotic kneeling stuff was genuine. The NFL did its idiotic weaselly dishonest pandering thing to slide by with that, but I don't think that's gonna happen this time.

Well, we *know* it isn't happening. Goodell, that human garbage, slandered the country with his ignorant idiotic statement the other day, and the Broncos' aggressive arrogant racism will obviously be the norm now.

Just wondering how Trump will react to this. He rarely fails to say something about major social or cultural events.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (El6T/)

794 So, I'm putting on the Robert Zimmerman documentry on netflix as I go to sleep, Bob Dylan if you didn't know. It's 3 and a half hours. So I should sleep well.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (iymtC)

795 I did kind of take a chance on the Neighborhood message boards, and got more laughs than I thought I would. There was one long thread from one woman who was terrified because another woman from the neighborhood had showed up at her door, screaming and pounding on the door because the first woman's dogs had been barking too much. (she claimed they weren't her dogs, but the actual dispute is a rabbit hole not worth going down) She asked for advice as to what to do.

So i told her "What really works in these situations is that when this happens, you need to go answer the door completely nude, holding a big butcher knife. It really completes the effect if you wear a hockey mask as well, that really puts people off, and they'll probably never come back. Just don't step out the door that way."

I wasn't sure how the Karen's would take that, but the ones that replied all seemed to enjoy it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (V2Yro)

796 Come to Sugar Tit, SC. It's the home of the world famous Sugar Tit Speedway -- dirt track racing. This is high tone redneck fair shore 'nuff.

I want to take Miley there one of these days and let her see rednecks in their full natural element. Drunk, and whooping and hollering. It's a sight to see.


Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion


Dirt Track Date


https://tinyurl.com/yc449cov

Posted by: Miklosian Southern Culture on the Skids at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (QzkSJ)

797 Our Beloved Fuhrer Northam, has decreed that
everyone must wear a mask ---(or I suppose he'd accept a KKK hood)--- in
all indoor public places. So we have no choice.



Well, not much choice. The chain stores around here (SW VA) are enforcing the royal edict but the little ones not so much.

Eh. I'll pay a premium to buy milk, etc., at the rural convenience store.









Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 07, 2020 12:30 AM (M/9m0)

And isn't it convenient that Blackface McMegele made the mask edict, which overrides the state's anti-mask law, right in time for insurrectionists to tear down Richmond with no fear of being arrested for being masked?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (nAiE/)

798 Thanks for the ONT Miss Hum.
I guess Antifa isn't going to take the Whitehouse tonight.

Is the Venn Diagram of Antifa and Incels pretty close to slightly over lapping circles?

Goodnight good people!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (Rz2Nc)

799 Vanya, Woody Allen actually did some pretty good flicks back in the day, before he decided to become a full-time perv.

And Annie Hall isn't bad; in fact it's probably his most accessible film, after his slapstick era ended. Sure it's dated and navel-gazing, but at least funny/entertaining.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (L2ZTs)

800 Hey whomever suggested "Uncut Gem", that was solidly entertaining, but keep the kids away.
The rating said something I hadn't seen before:
"constant profanity".
Yep

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Posted by: redc1c4 at June 07, 2020 12:43 AM (5RpHt)

802 A snack of bats.

Posted by: klaftern at June 07, 2020 12:43 AM (RuIsu)

803 Jeff Goldblum, then an unknown, has a FANTASTIC cameo in Annie Hall, btw.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:43 AM (L2ZTs)

804 789 Not surprisingly, G Bush came out for Biden today.
I guess he really was a racist murderer of millions during Katrina, after all.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (w7KSn)

Who gives a shit what Dubya has to say about anything?

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:44 AM (HabA/)

805 Who gives a shit what Dubya has to say about anything?
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:44 AM (HabA/)

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Nobody did when he was president so why change now?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:45 AM (kVr0X)

806 Who gives a shit what Dubya has to say about anything?
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:44 AM (HabA/)

Judging by the responses here, quite a few people, but not in a way he would like.

Posted by: Vanya at June 07, 2020 12:45 AM (BAsqb)

807 Guess what I meant is that Trump appears to be a sports fan,


Trump was a very good baseball player in High School and College. Team captain.

Recruited for the Pros by at least one team.

Also had the USFL.

And might play golf.

Posted by: Coach Frank "Miklos" Broyles at June 07, 2020 12:45 AM (QzkSJ)

808 Anyone else hear the latest about Andrew Sullivan?

He's been ordered to shut up and stop writing ANYWHERE about CV19/protest hypocrisy and just about everything else lately, because he wasn't hewing to the leftist SJW line. (He now works for Vox.)

Sorry Andi, it's tough for me to have much sympathy. You lay down with dogs...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:46 AM (L2ZTs)

809 Not surprisingly, G Bush came out for Biden today.
I guess he really was a racist murderer of millions during Katrina, after all.
Posted by: navybrat


Yep.

There goes the AA vote.

Posted by: Unconcerned Miklos at June 07, 2020 12:46 AM (QzkSJ)

810 804 789 Not surprisingly, G Bush came out for Biden today.
I guess he really was a racist murderer of millions during Katrina, after all.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:40 AM (w7KSn)

Who gives a shit what Dubya has to say about anything?
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:44 AM (HabA/)

not defending Bush, but at this point it's still possible that the NYT ran this story to try to force Bush to say something publicly one way or the other. There's no indication that Bush himself has said anything at all either way yet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:46 AM (V2Yro)

811 The Bush thing might not be true but don't forget the Democrats successfully ran against Bush in 2008 and 2012 and would have been successful doing the same in 2016 had it not been Trump, who totally separated himself from (George) Bush.

The guy's name is electoral poison.

Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 12:47 AM (gZ6M8)

812 Vanya, Woody Allen actually did some pretty good flicks back in the day, before he decided to become a full-time perv.

Allen was hilarious, until he decided that he was a Serious Artist.

Having Fielding Mellish (Allen's alter-ego) playing cello in the high school marching band still cracks me up.

"From now on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish!"

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:47 AM (I2/tG)

813 573 Worst thing about the Bush endorsemen is that it will fuel another load of insufferable nonsense from the Q-anon cadre.
Posted by: Orson at June 06, 2020 11:41 PM (/1KEi)

Has Q been right about anything yet? At all?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (BAsqb)



I've got to say that the funniest thing I read was the other day by that idiot Widespread Pepe. Someone posted something about Q-anon or whatever and he went off. Not that Q was fake, no. But that now Q had been taken over by Jared Kushner and so could no longer be trusted. The mental gymnastics some need to go through to keep their fantasies.

Posted by: buzzion at June 07, 2020 12:47 AM (Z7lwY)

814 Love and Death was quite good. Helps to have had exposure to heavy, dreary, self-focused Russian culture.

And Take the Money and Run also had some classic elements. The "gub" scene, for example. A lot of what Allen put into some of those earlier films is now commonplace, but wasn't at the time.

"Your honor, we find the defendant incredibly guilty!"

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:47 AM (El6T/)

815 Sorry Andi, it's tough for me to have much sympathy. You lay down with dogs...

------

You get up pregnant with puppies?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 12:47 AM (kVr0X)

816 And Annie Hall isn't bad; in fact it's probably his most accessible film, after his slapstick era ended. Sure it's dated and navel-gazing, but at least funny/entertaining.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (L2ZTs)

Yeah, I have a soft spot for Annie Hall.

I was one of the chicks going about in men's shirts and ties and vests after that movie came out. Fashion on the cheap - got a few old men's dress shirts and wore my dad's ties! He taught me how to tie one, although he was a bit mystified by the fact that it was supposed to be a loose, sloppy tie, not the way it tied it when he wore one.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:48 AM (HabA/)

817 redc1c4, I received the same notification after posting "LOLGFY Karen" a couple of months ago on Next Door. I think it was Wu flu-related.

Posted by: fly gal at June 07, 2020 12:48 AM (6CtMt)

818 814 Love and Death was quite good. Helps to have had exposure to heavy, dreary, self-focused Russian culture."

and one of the best things is that he's doing a parody of Ingmar Bergman movies at the same time as he's doing Tolstoy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:49 AM (V2Yro)

819
not defending Bush, but at this point it's still possible that the NYT ran this story to try to force Bush to say something publicly one way or the other. There's no indication that Bush himself has said anything at all either way yet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:46 AM (V2Yro)



Well based on about the past 20 years unless its Trump mocking him he's not going to say anything at all as a response to this.

Posted by: buzzion at June 07, 2020 12:49 AM (Z7lwY)

820 There is a town called Manteca, California.

(If you know your Espanol...)


There used to be waterslides there. Attracted people from all over the state. Now a housing development.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 12:49 AM (SchxB)

821
Dirt Track Date
https://tinyurl.com/yc449cov
Posted by: Miklosian Southern Culture on the Skids

Somebody earlier today or yesterday said they didn't care much about Indycar because they didn't race on dirt.
There was a time when retired CART cars were no shit raced on dinky WOO tracks. I'd love to see that. More powersliding than Harleys on dirt bullrings at the state fair.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:50 AM (9tU8U)

822 I was one of the chicks going about in men's shirts and ties and vests after that movie came out. Fashion on the cheap - got a few old men's dress shirts and wore my dad's ties! He taught me how to tie one, although he was a bit mystified by the fact that it was supposed to be a loose, sloppy tie, not the way it tied it when he wore one.

I had a beautiful green silk tie - Italian - from KG Men's store ...

Ah to be young again.
: -))

Posted by: Khal Drogo at June 07, 2020 12:50 AM (LPnfS)

823 797--- And isn't it convenient that Blackface McMegele made the mask edict, which overrides the state's anti-mask law, right in time for insurrectionists to tear down Richmond with no fear of being arrested for being masked?
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (nAiE/)
------------------------------------------
Terribly convenient.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 07, 2020 12:51 AM (M/9m0)

824 Sorry Andi, it's tough for me to have much sympathy. You lay down with dogs...
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:46 AM (L2ZTs)

After all that topnotch gynecological research he did writing about Palin? And we know that particular topic is especially distasteful and icky for Sullivan.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:51 AM (HabA/)

825 I've been to Manteca.
Modesto, Lodi, Victorville, Bakersfield, Porterville, California City, Visalia.
I've been everywhere, man.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:51 AM (w7KSn)

826 Oy ... off Game of Thrones sock ...

Posted by: Adriane the Green Silk Tie of Fashion Past Critic ... at June 07, 2020 12:51 AM (LPnfS)

827 Donna, yup!
And I'm picturing you in those Diane Keaton outfits. Rowr! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:52 AM (L2ZTs)

828 navybrat, Northern California really is a whole different state than Southern California.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:52 AM (L2ZTs)

829 Tom Servo, precisely. He parodies lots of things in that movie. And the great Prokofiev music.

The black sergeant in the Imperial Russian Army, haranguing the recruits. Odd genius.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:52 AM (El6T/)

830 825 I've been to Manteca.
Modesto, Lodi, Victorville, Bakersfield, Porterville, California City, Visalia.
I've been everywhere, man.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:51 AM (w7KSn)

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I've been to Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa
Tennessee to Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake
Grand Lake, Devil's Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake

Posted by: Johnny Cash at June 07, 2020 12:53 AM (kVr0X)

831 Trump has a decent golf swing I think, for a guy with money. Ever see Charles Barkley's swing?

Posted by: dartist at June 07, 2020 12:53 AM (K22Va)

832 Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 12:49 AM (SchxB)

So how goes the secret, mountain lair phase shifting to a better reality?

Posted by: Adriane the Green Silk Tie of Fashion Past Critic ... at June 07, 2020 12:53 AM (LPnfS)

833 and one of the best things is that he's doing a parody of Ingmar Bergman movies at the same time as he's doing Tolstoy.

It's also a parody of the epic 1967 Russian film of War and Peace.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 07, 2020 12:54 AM (I2/tG)

834 ot a few old men's dress shirts and wore my dad's ties!



I "acquired" my first ascot from a girlfriend's dad's closet.

Those 60s NASA engineers in Florida had some cool stuff.

Apollo n' stuff, but apparently a serious party scene.

Posted by: Style Icon Miklos at June 07, 2020 12:54 AM (QzkSJ)

835 Night all. Gotta shower and rack out.

Posted by: Vanya at June 07, 2020 12:54 AM (BAsqb)

836 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:52 AM (L2ZTs)

I do smile when I see pics of myself in that Annie Hall getup. That look suited me.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 12:54 AM (HabA/)

837 Woody also had some great stuff from his stand-up, which he did down in JJ's neighborhood - "The Nightclub Years" I think is the book with that. At least one excellent item I used in real life in an interesting situation.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 12:55 AM (El6T/)

838
Those dirt track cars are something else. It's basically a frame of steel tube welded together with sheet metal slapped on to make a semblance of a body. You put a big-ass engine in there and a drive train of sorts.

They weld a floor board plate in there to mount a driver's seat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 12:55 AM (rCwaK)

839 I like to eat frozen Tostinos Pizza Rolls. It's like pizza ice cream.

Posted by: George W. Bush at June 07, 2020 12:55 AM (H5knJ)

840
Always loved that Cash song.

I'm gonna hit the rack soon. I'll see the Morning Crew, probably.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 12:56 AM (9tU8U)

841 I've been to Shasta, Jonesboro, Placerville, Grass Valley, Redding, Chico, Weed, and of course, Sacramento and environs, Marin, Sonoma, Mendicino, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Ross, Gualala,
I've been everywhere, man.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:56 AM (w7KSn)

842 @793...it sucks to politicize sports, but Trump will likely highlight SEC football in the fall. They love him there, and he'll talk about it being the best football in the country (dig at NFL). A good strategic move would be to become baseball's champion. National pastime, etc, but being a baseball fan in 2020 is like being on the losing side of the cultural revolution. NFL is an inescapable behemoth, and the NBA is shoved down everyone's throats by ESPN. Pretending to give a shit about the NBA is a quick way for white hipsters to show solidarity with the urban oppressed. Baseball on the other hand is for old white guys. Ick. The amusing if it wasn't tragic aspect of this dynamic is MLB is by far the most representative of the U.S.
population of the major American sports. Hispanics are a bit overrepresented but even so the population ethnic breakdown of MLB is near identical to U.S. population. hilariously not so for NFL and NBA. Trump ostentatiously being the baseball fan in chief, esp to the detriment of the unspeakable NBA (which is encroaching on baseball's summer calendar), in the fall would be a good move. Baseballhas to figure it's labor issues out and get on the field first, or course.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 07, 2020 12:57 AM (ja/kn)

843 I've been to Manteca.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:51 AM (w7KSn)

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I've been to Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana


Miami, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Raleigh, North Carolina

Miami, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Raleigh, North Carolina
Washington, D.C.
Oh, and Richmond, Virginia too

Baltimore, Maryland
Philadelphia
New York City, take it home
Boston, Massachusetts
And don't forget New Orleans, the home of the blues

Oh, yeah, night train
Night train, night train
Carry me home
Night train

Posted by: MISTER JAMES BROWN at June 07, 2020 12:57 AM (QzkSJ)

844 'Get your kicks... on Route 66...'

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 12:58 AM (L2ZTs)

845 Okay, few minutes ago, at 11:43 Central.

Series of six DISTINCT pistol shots, fired no more than one block away, here.

90 seconds later, Galveston P.D. Ford Expedition, brisk pass through my neighborhood, then out and Northward on Broadway.

Overlapping sounds of sirens and strobes of cop LED overhead racks, all converge about 1/4 mile North of here on Broadway.

No further sounds.

Any of you Horde with skills as to various cities Police Scanners.

Can you pray tell, what will tomorrow's headlines bring?

I need to know if I need to break out the heavy gear before any morning festivities ensue.

Thanks!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 12:58 AM (QzJWU)

846 Fucking great. Cars revving their engines and burning tires all over my little town. Multiple Rice Rocket motorcycles redlining.

Heard at least 5 different series of gunfire going off (not fire works, some of us know the difference).

Not a Siren heard.

Not sure what is going on, I hope its just idiot High School kids celebrating graduation.

But I'm sitting here with a Loaded gun on my desk.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 07, 2020 12:59 AM (NgKpN)

847 609 Heh, #STFUHillary is trending on twitter.
Apparently she's still upset about 2016 and needs to tell people. Posted by: Methos
BernieBros are upset at Hillary. Did she meet with Biden in blackface and try to VP her way back into the WhiteHouse? Or did she blame Bernie for her loss and they blamed her for stealing the nomination?

Posted by: Downcast at June 07, 2020 12:59 AM (xgpfE)

848 So how goes the secret, mountain lair phase shifting to a better reality?

Just waiting on inspection of the cardboard box and closing. We're about 20 days out until I own nothing in Maricopa county.

How are your projects going?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 01:00 AM (SchxB)

849 Allen had a cultural touch, too.

The scene from Annie Hall where he's visiting her family in MN. The silent prim dinner table (contrasted with the bedlam of his family's dinner table), the father looking down the table and seeing a Hasidic Jew. Classic.

Also - some may recall the scene, mid-movie, where they go to LA, Christmas time. Scene is a skyward shot, showing the majestic royal palms against an azure sky, as Christmas music plays.

I saw the movie first on the east coast. Scene brought instant laughs and asides. Month later, I went to see it in CA (home). Complete silence, the palm tree thing was just a transition scene (qdp probably knows the proper term). Not a murmur from the crowd, nothing. Because - normal.

That was interesting at the time.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:00 AM (El6T/)

850 Someone is firing pistols and such around me tonight.
They are probably my neighbors.
Just making sure everything works, likely.
All the stores in my neighborhood are boarded up.
Most have rolling gates.
The only store that hasn't been hit with massive shoplifting is the pot store.
They have serious security, 2 guys with pistols wearing ballistic vests, black masks and sunglasses.
And even their store is boarded up.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:01 AM (w7KSn)

851 How are your projects going?
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Lair Masters have Minions and Lackeys for such questions.

Posted by: Miklos, pricing extinct volcanoes on Zillow at June 07, 2020 01:01 AM (QzkSJ)

852 rhomboid, yup.

I mentioned Jeff Goldblum's great cameo in Annie Hall, but I forgot that Christopher Walken also has a great cameo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 01:02 AM (L2ZTs)

853
On the internet, I only get Galveston county Sheriff, Texas City Police and fire, and League City Fire.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 01:02 AM (9tU8U)

854 Lair Masters have Minions and Lackeys for such questions.

I go to them for status reports. I go to Adriane for information.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 01:03 AM (SchxB)

855 I used to have an analog scanner.
Now worthless.
I have tried broadcastify and it works OK.
But, they cut if off at their pleasure.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:03 AM (w7KSn)

856
I left my home in Norfolk Virginia,
California on my mind.
Straddled that Greyhound, rode him past Raleigh,
On across Caroline.

Stopped in Charlotte and bypassed Rock Hill,
And we never was a minute late.
We was ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown,
Rollin' 'cross the Georgia state.

We had motor trouble it turned into a struggle,
Half way 'cross Alabam,
And that 'hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham.

Straight off, I bought me a through train ticket,
Ridin' cross Mississippi clean
And I was on that midnight flier out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans.

Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Just help me get to Houston town.
There's people there who care a little 'bout me
And they won't let the poor boy down.

Sure as you're born, they bought me a silk suit,
Put luggage in my hands,
And I woke up high over Albuquerque
On a jet to the promised land.

Workin' on a T-bone steak a la carte
Flying over to the Golden State,
The pilot told me in thirteen minutes
We'd be headin' in the terminal gate.

Swing low sweet chariot, come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone,
Cut your engines, cool your wings,
And let me make it to the telephone.

Posted by: Chuck Berry at June 07, 2020 01:04 AM (ELgVT)

857
bye y'all.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 07, 2020 01:06 AM (9tU8U)

858 669 660 Yeah, it's kind of a racial slur.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 11:59 PM (kVr0X)

Oh jesus, I'm sorry!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at June 07, 2020 12:03 AM (6sh7A)

I do not think anyone was offended, because you obviously had no idea.

I can't help but laugh. THIS is why speech codes are farcical.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 07, 2020 12:06 AM (A5zUN)


I am not too old to remember free speech in America.

Saturday Night Live.

Still in the '70's.

Chevy Chase and Richard Prior, talking. Richard is being interviewed for a job opening, and Chevy Chase is HR.

"Word Association".

https://tinyurl.com/m96l45b



and in late 1977, Richard Prior had his own show for a while, and did his interpretation of "To Kill A Mockingbird". On NBC, it lasted 4 episodes. A comment in YT proclaims "Prior was 20 years ahead of Dave Chapelle". More like 30, but, details....


With Robin Williams in the Gregory Peck role. Make sure you stay until the end of the skit. Moron weather forecasters especially will appreciate it.


This was when America still had free speech.

The point of both skits was to use laughter to counteract hatred and bigotry. Point it out in a humorous way, to make the point. Because when bigotry is confronted with laughing derision, bigotry only loses.

That is just one advantage of free speech. Especially when used within an educated population.

https://tinyurl.com/y8uov3dj


Sadly, most of today's urban America is too stupid to understand this humor. It is too bad. We will all pay for this stupidity.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:06 AM (sy5kK)

859 Chuck Berry was the best. Lyrics to "Let It Rock" and "Nadine", especially, are great.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 07, 2020 01:07 AM (ja/kn)

860 occam: Maybellene!

How clueless am I? I finally just recently realized, the whole song is about the car.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 01:08 AM (L2ZTs)

861 Jim - broadcastify.com has lots of scanners from around the country, you might check to see if Galveston is on the list.

occam - good analysis. Being almost totally cut off from pro or televised sports, hard for me to judge. Looks like the NFL is going in for full-blown racism and race-baiting, that might not work out so well. For one thing, FFS, the DOD ought to review *all* connections and support to pro sports, from the ground up - and I'd say terminate most of them, including advertising. Impetus would have to come from Congress or the WH though, I think - military seems long since lost to the corrosive idiocies of the last 25 years.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:08 AM (El6T/)

862 Chuck Berry was the best. Lyrics to "Let It Rock" and "Nadine", especially, are great.
Posted by: occam's brassiere
============

The guy was unique, in a way that people are not unique anymore. Original, innovative.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 07, 2020 01:09 AM (bc+R5)

863 If you haven't run straight into the sounds of the guns you are either a peaceful person we endevour to protect in the night, or a fucking troll who should burn slowly in the fire.

Either way, shut it.

Hard men and women stand between you and Hell.

Pray you never understand your ignorance...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:09 AM (5gNjG)

864 I saw the movie first on the east coast. Scene brought instant laughs and asides. Month later, I went to see it in CA (home). Complete silence, the palm tree thing was just a transition scene (qdp probably knows the proper term). Not a murmur from the crowd, nothing. Because - normal.

That was interesting at the time.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:00 AM (El6T/)

Reminds me of the Christmas I spent in Florida. It felt utterly weird and surrealistic to someone from Wisconsin - I was wearing shorts and sitting in the backyard eating ribs and drinking beer while looking at Christmas tree lights on palm trees. It felt like the 4th of July, not Christmas.

But the native Floridians didn't find it odd at all

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V at June 07, 2020 01:10 AM (HabA/)

865 Was just checking in before hitting they hay, and noticed I got a H/T for the Quarantine Kids. Now I have to take back every bad thing I said about Jethro Tull and FZ. I guess I have to say that now I'm...

https://tinyurl.com/yddphvzb

Posted by: Going yard at June 07, 2020 01:11 AM (EnlVB)

866 "Memphis, Tennesse" when you realize at the end of the song Chuck's trying to talk to his daughter, not his estranged wife or girlfriend, is heartbreaking.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 07, 2020 01:11 AM (ja/kn)

867 Here in Seattle, cops used flash grenades, temporarily dispersed crowd by pushing them back a few hours ago - but they came right back. Couple cops got hurt by rocks and bottles, went to hospital. Crowd chanting 'black lives matter'.

Posted by: Infidel Librarian at June 07, 2020 01:11 AM (GfwZO)

868 Hard men?
SFPD is hiding in their cars.
The FBI took a knee today.
I have a pistol within reach, I'll be just fine.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:12 AM (w7KSn)

869 868 Hard men?
SFPD is hiding in their cars.
The FBI took a knee today.
I have a pistol within reach, I'll be just fine.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:12 AM (w7KSn)

---------

You know who else had a pistol within reach?

Posted by: A. Schicklegruber at June 07, 2020 01:13 AM (kVr0X)

870 You know who else had a pistol within reach?

Posted by: A. Schicklegruber


Dude needed that like he needed a hole in the head.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 01:14 AM (SchxB)

871 782 Drew Brees turned on Trump to appease the mob. He thinks you can appease the mob! Dink.
Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 12:36 AM (gZ6M

IDK. Not really, it was Brees more like changing the subject than turning on Trump.

But now, he is in the middle of the riot mobs, and no way is he deserving of that. Drew gave his city $5 million out of his pocket to donate to people hurting. Just a few months ago, he was being given awards for his help and support of causes to help people he has little in common with, other than geography.

And the NFL players ignored it, ignored the Flag, and turned on him like jackals.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:14 AM (sy5kK)

872 715 Climax, KY and Intercourse, PA really oughta be sister cities.
Posted by: rhomboid

I was working on a project near Allentown and visited Intercourse and blue ball and the rest of the Amish tourist traps. I didn't get the "I heart intercourse Pennsylvania" baseball cap because I had to place to wear it. Non-buyers remorse caused me to ask my Deep Southern Baptist coworker (I didn't know that at the time) to get one for me on the next trip. He brought the cheaper
"I heart intercourse PA" hat instead. I pointed out that the message wasn't quite the same, and ended up buying the right one on the third trip.

Posted by: Downcast at June 07, 2020 01:14 AM (xgpfE)

873 The FBI took a knee today.
I have a pistol within reach, I'll be just fine.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:12 AM (w7KSn)

I'm willing to compromise with the leftist twats and defund the FBI.

Posted by: bete at June 07, 2020 01:14 AM (Ojki1)

874 LCD, very well put. And you pointed out one of the key things that has happened over the last few decades - loss of the hard-to-define, but important things that were among America's unique treasures.

You'd think that major comedians announcing over the last few years that they would no longer play college campuses would be a shocking wake-up call - but nope.

You know what are humorless places? Authoritarian regimes, dictatorships. All the humor is black, and secret (and often very good, of course).

These idiots have literally destroyed one of America's unique attributes.

Related, the nihilistic, hate-filled, ignorant, Taliban/Nazi/Bolshevik attack on historical monuments and names. Sickening - and 100% un-American, and similar to places with the darkest history on earth.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:15 AM (El6T/)

875 These idiots have literally destroyed one of America's unique attributes.

---------

It's depressing to watch this happen in real time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 01:16 AM (kVr0X)

876 #STFUHillary not on Twatter

(i hope)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8ddzzo2

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 07, 2020 01:16 AM (5RpHt)

877 Baltimore homicides increased after the 2015 death of a suspect in police custody. Basically by 50-100 more every year than before it.

Wonder if Minneapolis is going to wind up beating that increase.

Posted by: buzzion at June 07, 2020 01:18 AM (Z7lwY)

878 My neighbors, we trust each other more than the SFPD.
And the DA here? Please.
Even my 84 year old grandma neighbor packs.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:18 AM (w7KSn)

879 I was privileged to bore Alberta Oil Peon for more than an hour on the phone.

He was too polite to tell me to Phuck Off.

...I appreciate that more than anyone knows.

Thank You, Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 07, 2020 01:18 AM (Ckg4U)

880 For lost American *true* ethnic diversity and humor, on UToob find the Johnny Carson clip with Rickles and Sinatra. I laughed, then shook my head. It was like an artifact from a destroyed civilization.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:19 AM (El6T/)

881 We have multiple weapons at hand in the kim household. It seems that the waters gave back after the tragic loss after the boating accident. Miracle from the sea.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 07, 2020 01:19 AM (0OmEj)

882 ..If you haven't run straight into the sounds of the guns you are either a peaceful person we endevour to protect in the night, or a fucking troll who should burn slowly in the fire.

Either way, shut it.

Hard men and women stand between you and Hell.

Pray you never understand your ignorance...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:09 AM (5gNjG)



I have, and I did again, tonight. Before I came back in and posted my query.

But you be you, Internet Tough Guy.

That said, I'm not quite so stupid as to charge, armed, into the glare of the blue n' red strobes, while a crime scene is still active, if not outright hot.

And sirens now blare again, anew.

I'll just sit right back down again in this here recliner, and see what the 'morrow shall bring.

One thing I know it won't bring, is my corpse, felled in a misbegotten quest to "find out more" when the "20" is crawling with uniforms doing exactly the same, and not exactly in a welcoming mode to a 60 ish guy, armed, and wearing an Aloha shirt, khaki shorts and well worn sketchers.

I've lived through my armed confrontations as a much younger man, and really don't care to actively seek them out more now, in my near-dotage.

But do let the record show, that I tend to have an ability to put many loud holes into many small spaces.

That is all.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 01:19 AM (QzJWU)

883

Real men and women stand between you and Hell.

You'll never know.

Keyboard commandos.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:20 AM (5gNjG)

884 How about you piss off.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:21 AM (w7KSn)

885 IDK. Not really, it was Brees more like changing the subject than turning on Trump.



But now, he is in the middle of the riot mobs, and no way is he
deserving of that. Drew gave his city $5 million out of his pocket to
donate to people hurting. Just a few months ago, he was being given
awards for his help and support of causes to help people he has little
in common with, other than geography.



And the NFL players ignored it, ignored the Flag, and turned on him like jackals.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:14 AM (sy5kK)

I cannot say you are wrong but Brees chose to take a knee to appease people who will always look on him with contempt. In doing so, he also earned the contempt of people who agreed with him.

He has done some good things but if he does not have the courage of his convictions, he has nothing.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 07, 2020 01:21 AM (nAiE/)

886 841 I've been to Shasta, Jonesboro, Placerville, Grass Valley, Redding, Chico, Weed, and of course, Sacramento and environs, Marin, Sonoma, Mendicino, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Ross, Gualala,
I've been everywhere, man.
Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 12:56 AM (w7KSn)

Heh, I live in Redding, CA

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at June 07, 2020 01:22 AM (CLteG)

887 I remember Chico had that bar where you would sit back in a dentist chair and the bartender would mix the cocktail right in your mouth, ring a bell, then you swallow.
Mechanical bull, sawdust on the floor, loud music.
I wonder if that place is still there.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:24 AM (w7KSn)

888 > Keyboard commandos.

Says the troll trash-talking on the Internet.

Yawn.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 01:25 AM (hKLpI)

889 Oohh Jim stormed the barricades in his Hawaiian shirt tonight...

Stood up and ate shit for 12 14 16 hour shifts 27 shifts out of 31 last month went to the ED twice for OJT injuries last month.

Eat shit.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:25 AM (5gNjG)

890 I'm not surprised that the people of Delaware need to search how to spell "tragedy." I blame Joe Biden.
On that topic, I hear that BushHitler isn't endorsing TrumpHitler. What strange world is this?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:25 AM (rCwaK)

891 You had it easy, cupcake.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:26 AM (w7KSn)

892 buzzion, today saw a clip of Mpls - just a car driving around thru the ravaged areas.

I watch a *lot* of WWII footage. Except for the color video, and the different style of architecture, there was great similarity. Just rubble and devastation.

And that's just buildings, as the unbelievably pathetic and ridiculous child-mayor said as it was happening the first night.

I couldn't force myself to watch the full clips of the older disabled woman distraught over how she would now get her basic necessities, or the young father who'd lost everything saying he didn't know what to tell his small kids ("I did everything right, I did everything right" he repeated, about his working hard and building his life).

Infuriating and sickening beyond words.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:27 AM (El6T/)

893 On that topic, I hear that BushHitler isn't endorsing TrumpHitler. What strange world is this?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


When all was lost, Himmler tried to negotiate with the Allies.

Didn't work too good.

Posted by: Miklos, the best actual Historian you're likely to get at this hour at June 07, 2020 01:28 AM (QzkSJ)

894 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 07, 2020 01:29 AM (Ckg4U)

895 Seattle, Portland, Sacramento... They are all out and gathered together. Such a prime chance to rid the world of the worst generation.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at June 07, 2020 01:29 AM (CLteG)

896 > Stood up and ate shit for 12 14 16 hour shifts 27 shifts out of 31 last month went to the ED twice for OJT injuries last month.


Translation: "My manager at Taco Bell made me work double-shifts AND carry all the stuff out for curbside delivery."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 01:29 AM (hKLpI)

897 Eat shit.
Posted by: STFU

you didn't leave any


*observes empty troll plate*

Posted by: The Venerable Miklos at June 07, 2020 01:30 AM (QzkSJ)

898 Dirt Track Date





https://tinyurl.com/yc449cov





Posted by: Miklosian Southern Culture on the Skids at June 07, 2020 12:42 AM (QzkSJ)

Catchy tune. I want Publius to wear the black fedora I bought for him to this dirt track date. He usually doesn't wear it because the brim hits the back of the head rest in the truck.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:31 AM (rCwaK)

899 The scene from Annie Hall where he's visiting her family in MN. The silent prim dinner table (contrasted with the bedlam of his family's dinner table), the father looking down the table and seeing a Hasidic Jew. Classic."

that scene always reminded me of a Rehearsal Dinner (before the wedding) at my brothers wedding in Nebraska. about 30 - 40 people, 1/2 from each side. Rented a room with long tables down each side, so we could face each other, and of course a table at the front where the couple and the respective parents sat.

anyway everyone in my family always loved to cut up and have a good time, as did our friends, so we were drinking a lot and eating and throwing grapes at each other with our spoons and just having a whale of a time - and on the other side of the room, there was this long table of HER family, and they all sat there very prim and proper and austere, saying nothing and just staring at all of us.

that was fun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 01:31 AM (V2Yro)

900 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 01:19 AM (QzJWU)

Any helicopters? I would think lack of helicopters is a decent sign the scene may be contained at a minimum.

Half the problem around here anyway is that all the bars and nightclubs are still closed. Kids can be in a crowd twenty deep in front of the nightclub protesting, but inside? That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 07, 2020 01:31 AM (Wm5SB)

901 I've got to say that the funniest thing I read was the other day by that idiot Widespread Pepe. Someone posted something about Q-anon or whatever and he went off. Not that Q was fake, no. But that now Q had been taken over by Jared Kushner and so could no longer be trusted. The mental gymnastics some need to go through to keep their fantasies.

Posted by: buzzion at June 07, 2020 12:47 AM (Z7lwY)


Now banned once again. Until he appears again, in one guise or another.

We get a lot of the same shitheads, appearing newly with fresh nics, trying to slowly build a new reputation. But, like Winston Wolf's comment, they can't keep their spurs from jingly jangling. They gotta 'present'.

And so they don't generally last.

There is a REASON they got banned before.

Posted by: Squeakhole, CA at June 07, 2020 01:32 AM (Z4rgH)

902 I go to them for status reports. I go to Adriane for information.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 01:03 AM (SchxB)


Gophers on steroids have dug holes all over the yard!!!!

Coincidently, pvc pipe in various dimeters and slips and thread have also appeared.

What does it all mean you ask?

I'll tell you ...

.
.
.

after we're finished figuring out which heads are 180 and which are 90 and which are bubblers.

Posted by: Adriane the Green Silk Tie of Fashion Past Critic ... at June 07, 2020 01:32 AM (LPnfS)

903 *static*
Posted by: Slapweasel


But we just got ready for a skinny dip!

Posted by: Betty, Bobbie, and Billie Jo, at the Junction at June 07, 2020 01:32 AM (QzkSJ)

904 How clueless am I? I finally just recently realized, the whole song is about the car.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 01:08 AM (L2ZTs)

Chuck said, repeatedly, that Maybelline was the girl, not the car.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 01:32 AM (dmOyA)

905 Good nighty, {{{Slap}}}!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:33 AM (rCwaK)

906 Keyboard commandos rule the ont. It didn't used to be that way... Night walkers, once, were... different.

It, like Republics, fall apart.

You are less than your fathers...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:33 AM (5gNjG)

907 Also, it is a universally known that the true Old Fashion is made with an Amarena cherry or three.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at June 07, 2020 01:33 AM (CLteG)

908 AOP, really? Hmmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 01:33 AM (L2ZTs)

909 Kudos to whomever coined "Widestance" Pepe.

Hard-hitting humor with insider elements is best humor.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:33 AM (El6T/)

910 I eat cock.

Lots of it.

Did I mention that?

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (hKLpI)

911 God, I'm an idiot.

Posted by: lurking lurker at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (CLteG)

912
You are less than your fathers...
Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:33 AM (5gNjG)

Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (V2Yro)

913 858---Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:06 AM (sy5kK)
-----------------------------
Hah! Damn, that guy was funny. It's so depressing to know his talent would be stifled today.

(Oh, BTW, your links are reversed! The one for "Word Association" is the second one and the TKAMockingbird is the first.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (M/9m0)

914
Half the problem around here anyway is that all the bars and nightclubs are still closed. Kids can be in a crowd twenty deep in front of the nightclub protesting, but inside? That's just crazy talk.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 07, 2020 01:31 AM (Wm5SB)

Just so long as they aren't protesting -that- the clubs aren't open. Cause that signals they just want grandma to die.

Posted by: MSM at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (Ojki1)

915 I want Publius to wear the black fedora I bought for him to this dirt track date. He usually doesn't wear it because the brim hits the back of the head rest in the truck.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


For you Yankees-

"Head rest" means "shotgun rack"

That Miley girl, she's a learnin'

Posted by: Downriver Miklos at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (QzkSJ)

916 Slap. I'll call you tomorrow. Busy night at the compound.

Be easy my guy.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (IYHxL)

917 "You are less than your fathers..."

You are less than what I flushed this morning.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:35 AM (w7KSn)

918 But do let the record show, that I tend to have an ability to put many loud holes into many small spaces.

That is all.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 01:19 AM (QzJWU)

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

I read that, and re-read it again, and thought, "hmmm, is Jim out of bourbon?"

That was way too civilized for late-night Saturday night Jim. Early evening weeknight Jim, but weekend Jim?


Where is the real Jim Sunk New Dawn, and where have they taken him?

Oh, wait. I noticed the carefully placed holes. Never mind.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:35 AM (sy5kK)

919 They could easily jump it, if they get wise enough.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 06, 2020 11:51 PM (rCwaK)

That's why we need to dial it up a notch, with the 18" perimeter fence.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:35 AM (rCwaK)

920 Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:20 AM (5gNjG)

Your mom just announced it's okay to come out of the basement. Her night's entertainment is mostly done.

Posted by: Squeakhole, CA at June 07, 2020 01:35 AM (Z4rgH)

921 The best cock that I love to eat has been dipped in a goat's asshole.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:36 AM (CLteG)

922 Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:09 AM (5gNjG)


You're protecting us from the Democrats, their government, the cops who just follow orders, and the commies in the street?

Because I haven't seen you standing in their way.

Posted by: Methos at June 07, 2020 01:36 AM (kOpft)

923 "Head rest" means "shotgun rack"



That Miley girl, she's a learnin'

Posted by: Downriver Miklos at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (QzkSJ)
Ha! I'm still learning "peas" vs. "beans."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:37 AM (rCwaK)

924 304 The big problem with vigilantes is that they usually get the wrong man. Their criminal identification system is... inadequate.

Uh...Placerville California, during the gold rush, was known locally as "Hangtown. The town had an effective Committee of Vigilance that worked quite well; the bad guys, so determined by the miner's court, had their names posted and they were given until Friday to vacate the environs of the city. Those who stayed were hunted down and hanged.
This system would still work:
Lawyers! We don't need no stinkin' lawyers!
(Insom excepted).

Posted by: waepnedmann at June 07, 2020 01:38 AM (0V2uM)

925 Chuck said, repeatedly, that Maybelline was the girl, not the car.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 01:32 AM (dmOyA)


Howeber, David Lee Roth said Panama ... was the car and not the girl ...

Posted by: Adriane the You Might as well Be Giants Jumping Rope Critic ... at June 07, 2020 01:38 AM (LPnfS)

926 Being a jizz mopper in a gay nudie booth is a harsh life. We're right out there on the thin, ragged edge between a satisfying experience and one that gets ruined because there are so many cum streaks on the glass that the ambience is destroyed.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:39 AM (hKLpI)

927 Ha! I'm still learning "peas" vs. "beans."
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:37 AM (rCwaK)

You bean visualizing whirled peas?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 01:39 AM (dmOyA)

928 Rodrigo, use a VPN.

Jim, you're drunk, go home.

Piss on me, who cares. Say a prayer for those that let you sleep peacefully at night, who ever they may be....

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:39 AM (5gNjG)

929 after we're finished figuring out which heads are 180 and which are 90 and which are bubblers.

Thanks for that reminder. A few years after moving into the cardboard box, started having trouble with sprinkler valves failing. Place was only about 8 to 10 years old at the time.


Rebuilt the sprinkler manifold with Hunter valves, they're still there over 15 years later.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 01:39 AM (SchxB)

930 Pillow biter, get lost.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:40 AM (w7KSn)

931 You bean visualizing whirled peas?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 01:39 AM (dmOyA)

Mmmmmm no. Reminds me of the Exorcist.
"Jizz mopper" sounds like an interesting occupation to put on your 1040.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:41 AM (rCwaK)

932 Btw, (5gNjG) is a brand new hash. fwiw.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 01:41 AM (Z4rgH)

933 Who gives a shit what Dubya has to say about anything?

Posted by: DonnaV at June 07, 2020 12:44 AM (HabA/)


It's going to be fun using the lefty trope that Bush hates black people against the guy who tells black people they aren't black. What a useless shrub.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 07, 2020 01:41 AM (KnJdm)

934 Howeber, David Lee Roth said Panama ... was the car and not the girl ...
Posted by: Adriane the You Might as well Be Giants Jumping Rope Critic ... at June 07, 2020 01:38 AM (LPnfS)

Packard made a Panama; it was a variant of the Clipper line.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 01:41 AM (dmOyA)

935 Did I mention the 15 Medals of Honor I was awarded last month? 10 posthumously?

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:42 AM (hKLpI)

936
(Oh, BTW, your links are reversed! The one for "Word Association" is the second one and the TKAMockingbird is the first.)
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 07, 2020 01:34 AM (M/9m0)

the beer is a flowin' in Des Moines, WA, and I take no responsibility for my actions.

Hey! With an attitude like that, I could be a rioter!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:42 AM (sy5kK)

937 Ha! I'm still learning "peas" vs. "beans."
Posted by: Miley

Them's fightin' words


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COmu00OVcCA

Posted by: Way Downriver Miklos at June 07, 2020 01:42 AM (QzkSJ)

938 Oohh Jim stormed the barricades in his Hawaiian shirt tonight...

Stood up and ate shit for 12 14 16 hour shifts 27 shifts out of 31 last month went to the ED twice for OJT injuries last month.

Eat shit.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:25 AM (5gNjG)


Well, you eat that much shit, you're GOING to end up in the ED, if only for aggravated indigestion.

Let's talk about what you've done since the mid '70s, and onward, shall we?

I was in front of Federal Magistrates, testifying as to the punks I'd taken down on duty, in 1977.

Were you even BORN, then?

Or did you emerge from Steve Jobs womb, already a keyboard commando at birth?

/break


Okay, reading your shit. (and you write for shit)

Let's assume you're an On Duty badge. And you've been in the shit.

Then you have my thanks for that.

But you've lost my RESPECT for coming in HERE, all Badge Heavy, and not even comprehending the audience to which to present.

There's a LOT of former .mil and .LE, retired or not, who've Seen the Elephant, and yet live to type of it here.

Which makes YOU .. nothing special, really.

That's what galls you, isn't it?

For all your bluster, for all your bravado, for all of your poorly written "daring-do", well.. you're really not all that special, after all.

Some of us here, more than a few. We've been there, seen that, done that and have the scars to show for the doing.

Welcome aboard, Newbie.

Now YOU shut the fuck up and show some respect for your elders. And listen when some of us talk. You might even LEARN something, if of "learning" you are yet able.

Given your lack of humility, excess of bluster, hubris and pride, I doubt of your ability, thereof.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 01:43 AM (QzJWU)

939 With Robin Williams

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:06 AM (sy5kK)


I was watching a medical examiner show on Reelz Saturday night, about the death of Robin Williams. Lots of interesting stuff.

Like most, when I heard of his suicide, I thought, 'WTF? Dude had it all.' Watching the show, I found out that he had, and knew he had, Parkinson's. That was devastating in its own right. But the thing that really got my attention was when they did pathology on his brain. They found Lewey's bodies in his brain. No one knew this before he died. Lewey's Body Dementia is not Alzheimer's, but a different form of dementia. So not only did Williams know he was losing control of his body, he didn't know he was losing control of his mind. There are many symptoms of Lewey's Body Dementia, including paranoia, hallucinations and depression.

On the night before his death, he was apparently exceedingly paranoid and took his collection of classic wristwatches, put them into a sock and took them to a friend's house and told him to take care of them for him.

Also, the disease can cause loss of control of bodily functions, including excessive urination, which probably caused him pain due to an enlarged prostate.

There was also mention of the fact that he put a towel around the belt he hanged himself with, in the front of his neck; this a trick used by people who are into auto-erotic asphyxiation. At one point, he was in a movie where he played a father who finds his son dead from auto-erotic asphyxiation.

So Williams knew he had Parkinson's, didn't know he had Lewey's Body Dementia, was paranoid and in pain and clearly thought the only way out was 'rational' suicide.

While Williams had it all, he was also losing it all, as well, that is losing himself, who he was. His suicide became more understandable/explainable after that show. Very sad.

Posted by: RickZ at June 07, 2020 01:43 AM (Y8PSl)

940 Mmmmmm no. Reminds me of the Exorcist.
"Jizz mopper" sounds like an interesting occupation to put on your 1040.
Posted by: Miley


I would not touch the itemization.

Posted by: Miklos, not a CPA in your State or Province at June 07, 2020 01:43 AM (QzkSJ)

941 Nah, brah. Using a VPN would imply that I gave a shit whether you knew it was me.

Hint: I don't.

Good night, all. Remember to spit the troll out once all the flavor has been chewed away.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 07, 2020 01:44 AM (hKLpI)

942 Oh man. Was reading about John Denver.

I guess he wasn't always Mr. Easygoing. It's claimed at Wikipedia that when he was divorcing Annie Martell (of "Annie's Song") in the early 1980s, he not only almost choked her once, he also took their bed and chainsawed it in half.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 01:44 AM (L2ZTs)

943 Pretty quiet tonight. I expected worse.
Why, it's almost as if AG Barr knows who is financing this crap...

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:45 AM (w7KSn)

944 The ole new house we built with Toro. Lasted long-ish.

I think with went with Lawn Genie on this one. Probably won't be here in 8 -10 years, but no crystal ball.

We've been going back & forth about digging in a new system from scratch or trying to repair the old one.

So we've been patching and playing whack a mole as we fix each leak to see where the next 2 or 3 heads are.

Circuits 3 and 4 are probably re-useable with a few tweaks. Haven't even found the Circuit 1 heads yet.

Ah well. What's a little mud?

Posted by: Adriane the You Might as well Be Giants Jumping Rope Critic ... at June 07, 2020 01:46 AM (LPnfS)

945 936--Hey! With an attitude like that, I could be a rioter!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:42 AM (sy5kK)
-------------------------------
Damned straight!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 07, 2020 01:46 AM (M/9m0)

946 Jim
Sunk New Dawn

At this point, I think Jim and I have promised to buy each other drinks enough that it would be a wash.

So Jim is on my debit drink buying list again.

Posted by: Miklos, happy to meet his obligations at June 07, 2020 01:46 AM (QzkSJ)

947 Oops, I spoke too soon.

https://tinyurl.com/y9kg3vls

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:47 AM (w7KSn)

948 I've learned to fix peas the way Publius likes 'em - a little minced onion, bacon fat and country ham. You come up here to visit when the house is done, Miklos, and I'll show ya.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:47 AM (rCwaK)

949

Jim, deepest respect for who you are and the work you've done.

Time to call it a night brother.

I've been hauled in and dry docked when needed.

Just sayin.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:48 AM (5gNjG)

950 You come up here to visit when the house is done, Miklos, and I'll show ya.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy


Would that be, coincidentally, about the time the okra crop comes in?

Posted by: Miklos, who likes okra, but still at June 07, 2020 01:49 AM (QzkSJ)

951 On the Free Bacon site, we have this:

A state ethics committee ruled on Friday that former Colorado governor and current Senate candidate John Hickenlooper (D.) violated a ban on accepting gifts while in office.

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission decided that Hickenlooper's flight on a campaign donor's private jet, as well as his attendance at a conference in Italy, violated the ban, according to the Colorado Sun. Hickenlooper initially refused to appear at the hearing, prompting the condemnation of a federal judge and members of the commission.


Not just initially, he totally refused to appear.

Do you speak Guilty, motherfucker? Well, do ya?

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 01:50 AM (Z4rgH)

952 Would that be, coincidentally, about the time the okra crop comes in?

Posted by: Miklos, who likes okra, but still at June 07, 2020 01:49 AM (QzkSJ)

Could be, wabbit!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:51 AM (rCwaK)

953 J-I-Z-Z
M-O-P-P
Jizz Mop!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 01:51 AM (kVr0X)

954 Losing yourself. Is overwhelming. Watching it all fade away leads to dark thoughts. Very dark. On that note i wil not give up or give in. Fuck progressive disease. Cheers.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 07, 2020 01:51 AM (0OmEj)

955 Oops, I spoke too soon.

https://tinyurl.com/y9kg3vls
Posted by: navybrat


But see, that's NORTHERN California.

Not like real California.

Posted by: Miklos, wondering what happened to the Bear Republic at June 07, 2020 01:51 AM (QzkSJ)

956 Circuits 3 and 4 are probably re-useable with a few tweaks. Haven't even found the Circuit 1 heads yet.
Cardboard box has a zone that feeds a drip system. So it may be a while before you find anything.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 07, 2020 01:51 AM (SchxB)

957
And for an excellent late night southern blues/rock nitecap, I give you The Allman Brothers, with "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed."

Live from the Fillmore East 1971.

The guitar work was magnificent. And two drummers, playing in synch. Everyone from the band was still alive then.

https://tinyurl.com/yb4xesx7

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 01:51 AM (sy5kK)

958 ..Jim, deepest respect for who you are and the work you've done.

Time to call it a night brother.

I've been hauled in and dry docked when needed.

Just sayin.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:48 AM (5gNjG)



I will buy the first round, and shall be honored to do so.

THIS IS THE WAY OF THE HORDE.

Fight like demons. Reconcile as angels.

Always.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 01:52 AM (QzJWU)

959 J-I-Z-Z
M-O-P-P
Jizz Mop!
Posted by: Cicero

Not also a Dessert Topping.

No

Posted by: Miklos, from Season 1 at June 07, 2020 01:52 AM (QzkSJ)

960 Live from the Fillmore East 1971.

One of my faves. Though I like Eat A Peach quite a bit too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 01:53 AM (Z4rgH)

961 Not just initially, he totally refused to appear.

Do you speak Guilty, motherfucker? Well, do ya?
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 01:50 AM (Z4rgH)

Is Hickenlooper a threat to flip the Senate seat?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 07, 2020 01:54 AM (Wm5SB)

962 Well, I am going to call it a night. Got the engine safely pulled out of the car that I am dismantling. That went real slick. Didn't find any forgotten wires, hoses or cables, either. Engine is still hanging from the hoist. I unbolted the transmission, and withdrew that. Engine will get cleaned up, and installed in a Zip van; it's a good runner.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 07, 2020 01:54 AM (dmOyA)

963 GnuBreed, I saw that about Hickenlooper. I kinda sense he's a strong favorite against the GOP incumbent, but haven't been digging into the CO race.

In another America, long ago yet not that long ago, this kind of thing would be 4 torpedoes amidships to a candidate.

Today? For a Dem, literally a nothingburger, as though it never happened (which it won't, as there's no press, so actual news about it will be minimized, or short-lived). For a GOP, instant vaporization or serious wound.

Who knows, maybe this will play bigger than I'm guessing.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:55 AM (El6T/)

964 Everyone from the band was still alive then.

Hard to play when you're deaf ...

Even harder to play when you're dead ...
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the You Might as well Be Giants Jumping Rope Critic ... at June 07, 2020 01:56 AM (LPnfS)

965 Is Hickenlooper a threat to flip the Senate seat?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 07, 2020 01:54 AM (Wm5SB)


Honestly I don't know. But, it being a Blue state and him winning a number of elections there, I gotta figure he's a danger.

Maybe now, a lesser danger? We shall see.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 01:57 AM (Z4rgH)

966 Just yesterday morning they let me know you had come
Oh man the mess they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I mopped up this jizz
I just can't remember who to send it to...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:57 AM (rCwaK)

967 GnuBreed, you stacking the sand-bags and burning the codes there, are you in the path of some weather?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:58 AM (El6T/)

968 Hard to play when you're deaf ...

Even harder to play when you're dead ...
: -))
Posted by: Adriane the You Might as well Be Giants Jumping Rope Critic ... at June 07, 2020 01:56 AM (LPnfS)

--------

It's all they can do to drag themselves to a polling place to vote Democrat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 01:58 AM (kVr0X)

969 FUCK YES!

I deserved every wall-to-wall correction I got and needed quite a few more or at least would have benefited from quite a few more.

Therapeutic ass-kicking is remarkably therapeutic... In retrospect...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 01:58 AM (5gNjG)

970 I walked out this morning and I mopped up this jizz
I just can't remember who to send it to...
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 01:57 AM (rCwaK)

-------

I think jizz mopping is on the cusp of becoming a new meme.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 01:59 AM (kVr0X)

971 STFU.

Good on ya. And Jim? Great on you.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 07, 2020 02:00 AM (IYHxL)

972 Who is this stfu dude?

Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:01 AM (0OmEj)

973 I think jizz mopping is on the cusp of becoming a new meme.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 01:59 AM (kVr0X)

I confess that I can't stop thinking "jizz mopping" - it's like an ear worm.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 02:02 AM (rCwaK)

974 Just yesterday morning they let me know you had come
Oh man the mess they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I mopped up this jizz
I just can't remember who to send it to...
Posted by: Miley


I heard James Taylor had some "unreleased material".

Posted by: Miklos, ready for beachtime again at June 07, 2020 02:02 AM (QzkSJ)

975 GnuBreed, you stacking the sand-bags and burning the codes there, are you in the path of some weather?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 01:58 AM (El6T/)


Fuck yeah. But not to sweat, I'm on high ground and the winds shouldn't top 40 mph. That's 'a vigorous breeze' in these parts.

Now, a Cat 2 or worse? I start looking at exit paths.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 02:03 AM (Z4rgH)

976 Seems like a new nic.

Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:03 AM (0OmEj)

977 I heard James Taylor had some "unreleased material".
Posted by: Miklos, ready for beachtime again at June 07, 2020 02:02 AM (QzkSJ)


"Oh, I've seen vodka and I've seen gin,
when you mix 'em together your problems just begin..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 02:04 AM (L2ZTs)

978 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 07, 2020 02:04 AM (L2ZTs)

979 Seems like a new nic.
Posted by: USN takin


Sometimes, one admires the aspirations of the young.

Posted by: Niclos at June 07, 2020 02:05 AM (QzkSJ)

980 972 Who is this stfu dude?
Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:01 AM (0OmEj)


---------


Probably a corporate VP who got tired of making a seven-figure salary and gave it all up to make dumb comments on a blog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 07, 2020 02:05 AM (kVr0X)

981 We had some strongish wine around here today some rain too.

Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:06 AM (0OmEj)

982 Huh. 77th anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots in LA. They have another name - with "lake" in it.

Anyway. Recall my deceased WWII USMC friend talking about how large parts of LA were off-limits because of this. He had already been at Guadalcanal (aviation), and was back El Toro with his 2nd squadron when it happened.

He still managed to get some time in the brig in San Pedro, thanks to a brawl with sheriffs after a UCLA game at the Rose Bowl. He was in the chow line at the brig, when a voice from behind the counter yells "Red!" (his nickname) - a high school friend .... who said he didn't expect to see him in *that* chow line.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 02:06 AM (El6T/)

983 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.
Posted by: qdpsteve


And Taco-free?

Something doesn't seem right.

Posted by: Miklos, calendar pretty much clear at June 07, 2020 02:07 AM (QzkSJ)

984 We had some strongish wine around here today some rain too.

Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:06 AM (0OmEj)


Any port in a storm.

Posted by: RickZ at June 07, 2020 02:07 AM (Y8PSl)

985 ..Who is this stfu dude?

Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:01 AM (0OmEj)




I don't know, but he's accepted my offer of a first round, and that with a modicum of grace and aplomb.

Benefit of the doubt, given.

I'll stand for that round of drinks, for real. No bullshit.

Good stuff, too. Pair of shots of Pappy's.

That's in GOOD FAITH. It's when good faith though is trampled, that enemies are made. Conversely, it's when GOOD FAITH is honored and embraced, that FRIENDSHIPS are forged, and alliances made.

I know the path upon which I travel. Friends, are welcomed.

Others are left far behind.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:07 AM (QzJWU)

986 6 to 10" of rain might pose a problem (normally, storm surge and rain and tornadoes are the biggest threats), but I can camp out for a couple of days...

Fuckity, but we just survived TWO FUCKING MONTHS of enforced isolation.

Walk in the park, dude.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 02:09 AM (Z4rgH)

987 GnuBreed, glad to hear it.

thathalfrican - all OK in your world, things quiet in Mpls I assume?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 02:09 AM (El6T/)

988 Huh. 77th anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots in LA.

Not forgotten, Rhomboid Gospodin.

https://tinyurl.com/ydhsvpjr

Posted by: Miklos, unforgetful at June 07, 2020 02:09 AM (QzkSJ)

989 Hard men?

SFPD is hiding in their cars.

The FBI took a knee today.

I have a pistol within reach, I'll be just fine.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 07, 2020 01:12 AM (w7KSn)

---
LOL.

here's irony for you" i have a Norinco 1911A1 and 14 spare mags, each with 7 rounds of Nosler Match Grade 185 grm JHPs stuffed in them at hand.

but it's been quiet all day here in Lost Angels, by all accounts, and there's nothing on Sigalert.com, which s more reliable than the MFM.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 07, 2020 02:09 AM (5RpHt)

990 I heard James Taylor had some "unreleased material".

Posted by: Miklos, ready for beachtime again at June 07, 2020 02:02 AM (QzkSJ)

He's going to let John Kerry have it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 02:10 AM (rCwaK)

991 We had some strongish wine around here today some rain too.

Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:06 AM (0OmEj)

Any port in a storm.
Posted by: RickZ


Brandy, she's a fine girl.

Posted by: Miklos, current landlubber at June 07, 2020 02:10 AM (QzkSJ)

992 976 Seems like a new nic.

Posted by: USN takin now with more deplorable at June 07, 2020 02:03 AM (0OmEj)


Brand spanking new hash and nic, according to Google.

Just another another tiresome troll.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 02:10 AM (Z4rgH)

993 Just a clever troll who knows just enough language, nics, memes and BS to seem sort of legit.

Or an AD dude who wandered in from 2007 pre Barky and has lurked with occasional wandering nics.

Or Bob from Nothing provoking actionable intel.

Or a retired squirrel, grandma, fuckin wit ya....

Or, a STEM cannibal in collander face mask...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:12 AM (5gNjG)

994 redc - *14* spare mags?? That should hold you til the air strike arrives.

I've toyed with getting one of them Norinco repros of the military shotgun (forget - Model 12?), partly to be able to do a whole WWII "heavy metal" thing at 3-gun match (if I can find one), and partly because they slam-fire. Which is probably a terrible feature, but sounds fun.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 02:13 AM (El6T/)

995 Reading Miley tonight, one begins to gain an appreciation for:

1. How lucky a guy Publius is to have snagged such a lass.

or

2. Holy Shit, did Publius even dare imagine the whirlwind wit and savage humor of his chosen mate, here?


(both intended as the highest compliments, 'natch)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:15 AM (QzJWU)

996 Dear Diary,

My orange schwantz is raw and mom hasn't re-upped the supply of my favorite one-handed salty snack. My incel cred status is a lifetime membership.

Posted by: STFU's Left Hand at June 07, 2020 02:16 AM (vGJY7)

997 I knew a Brandy that bought Brandy by the case. Told her just as an internal joke she looked 25. In actuality, she didn't look a nanosecond under 40. But she liked me from then on. Sometimes you just say shit.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 02:16 AM (buTO7)

998 STFU solve america letting republicans were police off. thats STFU why police who hate republicans turn 18 every well as having the voting we can STFU we can't ignore you go backs cooper 47 Trumpf STFU!!!

Posted by: STFU on tap at June 07, 2020 02:19 AM (QzkSJ)

999 Evening All,

I was working on an appropriate lead in for tonight.......

maybe out to the back yard to work on it for a little longer....geezo what a week.

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at June 07, 2020 02:19 AM (u1WYs)

1000 Sometimes you just say shit.
Posted by: Menack


Sometimes?

Posted by: Miklos, a Very Serious Man at June 07, 2020 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

1001 Sometimes you just say shit.

I think STFU's gloryhole fantasies are beyond just saying shit.

Posted by: Unkaren at June 07, 2020 02:20 AM (vGJY7)

1002 (both intended as the highest compliments, 'natch)







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:15 AM (QzJWU)

Awww Jim, so nice of you to say! He snagged me through his wit, intelligence and irreverence. And his dirty mind.
But most importantly, he asked me to come down to SC. So I did. That was pretty ballsy of him.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 02:21 AM (rCwaK)

1003 Right hand.

Left is busy fingerbanging your great grandmother...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:21 AM (5gNjG)

1004 Seems like banhammer time.

Posted by: Unkaren at June 07, 2020 02:23 AM (vGJY7)

1005 I kind of like STEM cannibal in a colander mask...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:24 AM (5gNjG)

1006 Awww Jim, so nice of you to say! He snagged me through his wit, intelligence and irreverence. And his dirty mind.
But most importantly, he asked me to come down to SC. So I did. That was pretty ballsy of him.
Posted by: Miley


Some girls like their "okra".

I guess that's kinda personal.

Posted by: Miklos, who actually needs okra for some gumbo at June 07, 2020 02:24 AM (QzkSJ)

1007 960 Live from the Fillmore East 1971.

One of my faves. Though I like Eat A Peach quite a bit too.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 01:53 AM (Z4rgH)


Yeah, that was the first album after Dwane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident. It was excellent, and that colorful peach on the cover was distinctive.

I liked the next one even more, "Brothers and Sisters", that had "Ramblin' Man" and "Sweet Melissa" on it.

Of course I'm biased, but this PacNW boy always thought that the Allman Brothers Band were one of the most underappreciated musical creations of the post-Beatles period.



Ramblin' Man:

https://tinyurl.com/gso5xqk

Ramblin' Man was recorded after two band members had been killed, Dwane and bassist Barry Oakley.

I can hear the difference.

Oh, what the hell. Blow the doors off.

"Whipping Post", also from Live at Fillmore East.

Let's do this.

https://tinyurl.com/gso5xqk

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 02:25 AM (sy5kK)

1008 Ah STANK.... trolls.....M-22 peanutbutter claymores ....don't forget which side faces out....

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at June 07, 2020 02:26 AM (u1WYs)

1009 Just heard "Little Martha" on my playlist!

Posted by: Unkaren at June 07, 2020 02:27 AM (vGJY7)

1010

Jim SMD Is the single most legit poster tonight, as is so often the case and has been for many years. Question, more than a decade? I'm not sure. In/out here since 2007 and I don't recall exactly when Jim came on board. But his honor knowledge and general decency has characterized what the ONT is supposed to be. Poking him with a stick is an honor. Some of the rest of you need to jump in the pool maskless and work on your survival breathing.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:29 AM (5gNjG)

1011 Some girls like their "okra".



I guess that's kinda personal.

Posted by: Miklos, who actually needs okra for some gumbo at June 07, 2020 02:24 AM (QzkSJ)

I like it all the ways - fried, boiled, you name it. Right now it's only a few inches high, though.
Publius is in the shower singing Steve Martin's "King Tut."

"Buried in his jammies..."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at June 07, 2020 02:29 AM (rCwaK)

1012 Banhammer or Kraken.

Release both.

We shall see which strikes first.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:30 AM (QzJWU)

1013 First!

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:31 AM (rCwaK)

1014 Publius is in the shower singing Steve Martin's "King Tut."

"Buried in his jammies..."
Posted by: Miley

*makes note in "How to get Chicks" to-do list*

*with highlighter*

Posted by: Miklos, learning something every day at June 07, 2020 02:31 AM (QzkSJ)

1015 2006 was when I jumped in after getting banned by LGF..

long time ago.....

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at June 07, 2020 02:32 AM (u1WYs)

1016 I always take behavioral advise from an obviously disturbed individual in a comment section of a blog. Increase your dose of lithium.

Posted by: Unkaren at June 07, 2020 02:33 AM (vGJY7)

1017 LGF... Lol... Lime dog shit... Fertilizer, but so concentrated it burns out the grass...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:34 AM (5gNjG)

1018 *makes note in "How to get Chicks" to-do list*



*with highlighter*

Posted by: Miklos, learning something every day at June 07, 2020 02:31 AM (QzkSJ)

He's got a deep voice. Very nice singing voice, prone to getting stuck on a single line. I've heard "Buried in his jammies" a few times now.

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:34 AM (rCwaK)

1019 Banhammer or Kraken.



Kraken is that name of a spiced rum.


Somebody needs to trademark "Banhammer" right damn quick.

Posted by: Miklosian Importers and Distributors at June 07, 2020 02:34 AM (QzkSJ)

1020 Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 02:09 AM

All good here near as I can tell. You?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 07, 2020 02:35 AM (IYHxL)

1021 I said the wrong thing on FB yesterday and got banned for 24 hours. It wasn't a good thing to drunkenly blurt out, but I appreciate that now we all know the limit.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 02:36 AM (buTO7)

1022 Wouldn't it be cool to be a dragon - fly over these antifa goons and breathe fire on them? Dragons don't give a shit. Like honey badgers.

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:36 AM (rCwaK)

1023 Drudge has reported the Bush swine will support the communists. If you live in Texas and can get at Jeb Jr., whose disgusting queer Dad described him as "the little brown one," please use everything at your disposal to both destroy the bastard and his family and anyone who has ever supported this human garbage.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 07, 2020 02:36 AM (puu6v)

1024 Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:29 AM (5gNjG)

Your name backwards is FUTZ.

Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 02:37 AM (gZ6M8)

1025 *queer grandad, Tranny Poppy.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 07, 2020 02:38 AM (puu6v)

1026 Wouldn't it be cool to be a dragon - fly over these antifa goons and breathe fire on them? Dragons don't give a shit. Like honey badgers.
Posted by: Miley

Ok

But I'm kinda old school stompy.

Posted by: GodMiklosZilla at June 07, 2020 02:40 AM (QzkSJ)

1027 Glad to hear it thathalfrican.

Oh, here's fine. Suburban SoCal, generally misses out on most/all of these sorts of things.

Well at least the direct impact.

One's views of the people in the country and other things might be affected. Might.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 07, 2020 02:40 AM (El6T/)

1028 I cross-linked Ace on my long dead blog's blogroll.

In 2004.

Long dead blog is still on life support, I pay the monthly. So if necessary, I can go and fetch the post featuring the linkage.

I have provenance Another few years here, and you can sell me as an antique.

Or, just saw me in half and count the rings. Either way, I'm just another old fvck on the 'net.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:40 AM (QzJWU)

1029
What a week of nonsense.

One good thing, a friend who never takes much seriously in political or social matters opened a conversation this week about firearms. He doesn't have any.
In the past, his answer was always, "you live close, and I'll just borrow one from you." Now, he is having the conversation, but most local gun stores are pretty cleaned out to test them before he buys.

Still, at least he started the conversation this time. It was something on his mind, for some crazy reason.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 02:41 AM (sy5kK)

1030 But I'm kinda old school stompy.
Posted by: GodMiklosZilla


Really


It's the crunchy part that really makes it.

Posted by: GodMiklosZilla at June 07, 2020 02:41 AM (QzkSJ)

1031 I FUTZd your mother!

She liked it and begged for more?

Stop it. This is simply too easy.

Stop with the softballs. Toss out some harder ones.

After 15 years here screwing with you at this level is like a white belt...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:41 AM (5gNjG)

1032
Rockin' Tut....Tut...Rockin' Tut.

The ladies liked his style (falsetto).

A condo made of stone-a.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 02:41 AM (rCwaK)

1033 But what is tragic for me today......

June 6th, 1944...barely a mention because of course....George.... "Just another of the millions of Black men murdered by Terrorist Police men throughout the history of our RACist Country....just like South Africa!!!!!

MSM is full coke whore.....and the SJW are sucking that dick.

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at June 07, 2020 02:44 AM (u1WYs)

1034 Stompy Boots......sigh

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at June 07, 2020 02:45 AM (u1WYs)

1035 >> did Publius even dare imagine the whirlwind wit and savage humor of his chosen mate, here?

That right there is what attacted me to her. Big time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 02:45 AM (rCwaK)

1036 I'm sorry you had so many uncles growing up. BTW, they weren't really your uncles. And that wasn't petroleum jelly.

Posted by: STFU's Mom at June 07, 2020 02:46 AM (vGJY7)

1037 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 02:45 AM (rCwaK)

I forgot. Who you with?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 07, 2020 02:47 AM (IYHxL)

1038 I FUTZd your mother!



She liked it and begged for more?



Stop it. This is simply too easy.



Stop with the softballs. Toss out some harder ones.

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:41 AM (5gNjG)

Yeah that's real next level shit right there. On next week's episode we discover that you're rubber and the ONT is glue.

Tune in to find out what happens to whatever we say!




Posted by: ... at June 07, 2020 02:48 AM (gZ6M8)

1039 Gotta get back to my online course. See everyone on the EMT!

Posted by: Unkaren at June 07, 2020 02:48 AM (vGJY7)

1040 ..That right there is what attacted me to her. Big time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 02:45 AM (rCwaK)



Park the tractors, then. You have an easy career ahead of you, breaking wild Mustangs herded in from the American West.

*compliment*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:49 AM (QzJWU)

1041 Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:40 AM (QzJWU)

Jim, here in MS, a car is classed as an antique when it hits 25 years old. Qualifies for a lifetime tag and everything. For furniture, iianm, it's 50 years.

Do you still have your crib?

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 02:49 AM (Z4rgH)

1042 I'm to the snoozer, y'all.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 07, 2020 02:51 AM (QzJWU)

1043
MSM is full coke whore.....and the SJW are sucking that dick.
Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at June 07, 2020 02:44 AM (u1WYs)


Full coke whore.

I knew a gal, sweet, kind, smart, and really pretty, who chose that path, decades ago when everyone was young. Went to high school together, had a few common friends.

The last time I saw her after a number of years, at a bar one night by accident, she was essentially whoring herself out to get high. I was maybe closing in on age 30. She looked more like 50.

I remember finishing my drink and getting in my car to go home, sitting in the parking lot and fighting off tears. Her life was gone.

That has seldom happened to me in my adult, now gray-haired life.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 02:52 AM (sy5kK)

1044 After 15 years here screwing with you at this level is like a white belt...

Posted by: STFU at June 07, 2020 02:41 AM (5gNjG)

Is that what you're trying to do?Huh. I thought you were just acting like a drunk 'ron.

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:52 AM (rCwaK)

1045 Good night, Jim!

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:56 AM (rCwaK)

1046 LOL, AoS has fifteen-year trolls. That's the shit right there.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 02:56 AM (buTO7)

1047
Who I with? Her Grace, Miley.

Speaking of tractors, I let Miley's brother drive a couple of tractors this afternoon. First time in his life he had ever driven one. I started him on the little 3910, and he did so well, I decided I'd let him try the big boy with the 15' mower behind it.

I let him ride a few rounds with me, then put him in the seat. He did really well. He'll have to get some experience to get things coordinated fully and smoothly, but he done good for his first time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 02:57 AM (rCwaK)

1048 LOL, AoS has fifteen-year trolls. That's the shit right there.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 02:56 AM (buTO7)

When is a blog classified as "antique"?

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:58 AM (rCwaK)

1049 I let him ride a few rounds with me, then put him in
the seat. He did really well. He'll have to get some experience to get
things coordinated fully and smoothly, but he done good for his first
time.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 02:57 AM (rCwaK)

Publius is an only child, but now he has a brother. I love that they get along so well. Kevin had so much fun today!

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:59 AM (rCwaK)

1050 LOL, AoS has fifteen-year trolls. That's the shit right there.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 02:56 AM (buTO7)


I'm sure that claim is as trustworthy as a NYT article.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 07, 2020 03:00 AM (Z4rgH)

1051
I'm checking out for tonight.

Enjoy those Allman Brother links.

Thanks to all my gray box friends here.


Discussing events here is much cheaper and more effective than psychiatrist sessions.

Wonder if I can write off my internet charge as a medical expense?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 07, 2020 03:00 AM (sy5kK)

1052 Am I nuts or is (#99 an Artificial Intelligence program designed to troll or even sway opinion that just isn't up to snuff or hasn't learned enough to appear human yet?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at June 07, 2020 03:00 AM (Wm5SB)

1053 RickZ,
Glad you are feeling better. That is great news.

Its been a tiring week. Fending off the politically correct crocodiles all around me. And if I get one more of these inane emails from a retailer, for goodness sake, posturing as woke and supportive of black lives matter, I will puke. I responded to the one from the Gaines's because I thought it was so unnecessary, and not true to them.

If I had the dough I'd start a retail company which explicitly bills itself as a RETAILER of (fill in the blank) not a political organization.

These creeps are constantly employing the tactics of boycotts to bully people. Figuratively "taking the knee".

And then I hear about the GOLD PLATED COFFIN (Is this true?) for George Floyd?! Gimme a break. The family is cashing in.

If someone wants to show a real witness about racial issues, let's return to the Charleston SC church where the nutjob racist shot up people in church. Those folks talked about forgiveness, and had some dignity. Nobody rioted at that.

Posted by: groovygirl at June 07, 2020 03:01 AM (ybC9u)

1054 When is a blog classified as "antique"?
Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 02:58 AM (rCwaK)
---
I could be wrong, but I think the underlying code of this blog stopped being officially supported by the developer about 2005. But you don't change what works.

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 03:01 AM (buTO7)

1055
I let him ride a few rounds with me, then put him in the seat. He did really well. He'll have to get some experience to get things coordinated fully and smoothly, but he done good for his first time.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 07, 2020 02:57 AM (rCwaK)


next, get him to paint the fence.

Posted by: Tom Sawyer at June 07, 2020 03:03 AM (sy5kK)

1056 Ten years ago, ONT would get about 600 posts, maybe a little more, now its consistently above 1000

Posted by: Menack at June 07, 2020 03:04 AM (buTO7)

1057 Somebody needs to trademark "Banhammer" right damn quick.

Posted by: Miklosian Importers and Distributors at June 07, 2020 02:34 AM (QzkSJ)

I'm trying to think of the best type of booze to carry that name.

Posted by: Miley, the Kraken at June 07, 2020 03:07 AM (rCwaK)

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

Alexander the Awful

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

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

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

A Brief Background

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

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

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

Dewey the Great

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

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

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

Fortune Favors the Bold

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

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

A Disjointed Whole

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

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

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

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

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

Are Any of the Cuts Good?

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

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

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

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

So...Why?

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

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

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

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

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:

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

Next in my Netflix Queue:

Take Shelter

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:

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

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

2 Grab the popcorn

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

3 Not First.

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

4 I like gladiator movies!

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

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

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

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

Ever been in a Turkish prison?

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

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

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

8 I was so looking forward to Alexander
imagine my disappointment

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

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

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

10 Not yet! On my bucket list

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

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

Don't think ever saw Alexander the Great

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

12 I could not get through Alexander. Just awful.

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

13 the BIGGEST problem was Colin Farrel.as Alexander

just so.cringe

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

14 13 the BIGGEST problem was Colin Farrel.as Alexander

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

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

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

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

15 Both were meh.

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

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

Who would have been a great Alexander?

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

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

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

18 But Lawrence of Arabia is perfect.

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

19 Bride of Frankenstein on Sven.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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His Bob Dylan number is my favorite.

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

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

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

27 Who would have been a great Alexander?


Young Daniel Day-Lewis.

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

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

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

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

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

30 Young Ralph Fiennes.

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

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

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No, Peter Lorre.

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

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

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

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

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

33 Young Jim Broadbent. Kidding. Maybe Priam.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who's your leading man?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


lol, right?

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

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

Who's your leading man?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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That guy needed to make far more movies.

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

Hollywood really turned their back on him.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Who's your leading man?

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

And yet. And yet.

Perhaps the Greatest Film Ever Made.

Dear Lord, I love "Lawrence of Arabia."

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

57 Today "M".

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

60 I would watch anything directed by John Milius.

Milius directs Jane Austen!

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

61

Willowed

532
Very late to HQ for me.

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


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

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

Now I have some reading to do. Thanks TJM.

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

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

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

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

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

64
Short version of Alexander's life:

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

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

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

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

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

66 60 I would watch anything directed by John Milius.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

69 Milius is highly underrated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

75 69 Milius is highly underrated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

80 Who would have been a great Alexander?

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Heath Ledger?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He's great in The New World.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

91 I liked Collin Farrell the best in Ondine.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Call it: Bastards Fight the Great War.

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

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

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


That must have been one hell of a honeymoon

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

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

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

97
"Live Free" the best Die Hard movie?

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

102 Just how gay were the gay scenes?

Asking for Bers.

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

103 102 Just how gay were the gay scenes?

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

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Embracing and implication.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



I rewound that a few times.

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

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


Well, ok then.

For a minute there, I was getting worried.

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

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

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

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

Not great, not necessary, but pretty good.

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

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

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

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

which one did you see, TJM?


Are you singing "Que Sera Sera?'?

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

which one did you see, TJM?


Are you singing "Que Sera Sera?'?

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

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

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

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


But you would lose peak Angelina Jolie.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Their instant offerings have always been meager.

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

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

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

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

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

Hitchcock made that awful movie?

North by Northwest sucked. Painful.

Strike Two, Alfred.

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

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

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

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

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you are not wrong

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

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

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

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

132 Evening.

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

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

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

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

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

134 Corey Booker loves gladiator movies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Betting he has seen a grown man naked, too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Not old.

Perhaps blind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

147 BRB gotta release the kraken.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You noticed too?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surely it was nonsense, right?

Sorry, didn't mean to call you Shirley.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movies I saw since last time & really liked:

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


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

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

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

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

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

Madison

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

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

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

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Roger Ebert had a rule:

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

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

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

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

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


Love that movie, so silly!

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

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

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

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

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

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

and this is How Mystery Science Theater 3000 was born.

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

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

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

162 Speaking of perspective...

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

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

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

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

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

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

What could go wrong?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


That must have been one hell of a honeymoon

Posted by: TheQuietMan

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

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

167 Oliver Stone.....meh.

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

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

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

168 Battle elephants. How kewl is that?

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

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

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

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I'm getting verklempt...

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

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

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

171 thanks Kallisto

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

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

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


Just exactly what are you inferring?

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

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

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

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

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

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

175
Are they archived somewhere?
Posted by: navybrat,

Got their own channel on Pluto.

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

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

Interesting way to look at it.

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

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

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








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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

180 *Not TCM, Criterion channel, my bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prometheus STILL sucks!

So, life is good.

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

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

We'll just talk amongst ourselves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In deep shit or in deepest shit?

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

192
I saw an old style Hollywood epic this week -

"55 Days at Peking"

on a beautiful blu-ray. Really fabulous picture.

The downside?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

195 Bride of Frankenstein is half over on Svengoolie.
MeTV

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ahh!

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

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

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

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



I used to love those.

I forgot all about them.

Are they archived somewhere?

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


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

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

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



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

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

200 Battle elephants. How kewl is that?

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

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see the last LOTR movie climactic battle scene

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

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

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

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

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

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


They have an official YouTube channel.

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

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

203 177 Deplorable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Which version of The Saint?

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

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

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

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

It's one of my favorite movies ever

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

211 Decisions, decisions . . .

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

History Channel it is.

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

212 RE: AMC

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

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

213 Oyage!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And need I mention his stellar turn in Repo Man?

Harry Dean Stanton was the Man.

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

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






DO IT.

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

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

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

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


Love "8MM".

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

Terrific stuff if you never seen it.

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

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

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

225
Best movie ever:

Lavalantula
Sharknado
Megashark vs Megacrocodile

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

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

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

A nice movie.

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

227 Harry Dean Stanton was the Man.

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

He was also Roman Grant in Big Love.

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

228 I like gladiator movies!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm partial to the Roger Moore Saint.

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

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

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

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

231 219 No One

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

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

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

232
Got both- George Sanders and Hugh Sinclair

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

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

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

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

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

235 Ok then

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

236
*cough*

dammit.

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

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

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

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

btw, Battleground IS a Christmas Movie.

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

239 Got both- George Sanders and Hugh Sinclair.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






Cheater.

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

244 I'm partial to the Roger Moore Saint.

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


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

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

245

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

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

246 224 Naturalfake

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

Cage: "Congratulations."

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

247 Plate o' shrimp.

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

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

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

249
Suck it, barrel.
Posted by: GnuBreed

I'm watching you.

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

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


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


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

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

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

On redeemable thing: Elizabeth Shue was hot.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

256 Samurai movies are better than gladiator movies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was shocked to discover how hot she was.

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

261 On redeemable thing: Elizabeth Shue was hot.

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


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

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

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

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

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

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:22 PM (V2Yro)

263 Hate Kingdom of Heaven. Portrays all the characters as largely non-religious. Portrays devout on each side as being crazy fanatics only. Even Bloom's character threat about destroying stuff was "All the things that drive men mad."

Fuck Ridley Scott.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:22 PM (Z7lwY)

264 All the original Saint TV episodes are available on
Tubi, for free. I just finished watching them and they held up really
well, very entertaining.


Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 06, 2020 09:18 PM (2N7oZ)


It's an entertaining series and Roger is good in the role. Fe TV runs it on the weekend

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:23 PM (fI5R4)

265 How about "Agora"? It's on Amazon Prime right now. Very nicely done, but totally a-historical and takes the old schtick that Christianity ushered in the Dark Ages and prevented the Scientific Revolution from taking place a millennium early. It's weird how many laypeople believe that and how few historians do.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (ynUnH)

266 207 Bet Emperor Wolf will keep the area AMC's shut down until August or September.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (6f16T)



Not like there are any movies being released yet anyways.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (Z7lwY)

267 Samurai movies are better than gladiator movies

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:20 PM (6f16T)


You might want to skip 47 Ronin then.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (Z4rgH)

268 Put me down as someone who prefers Hitchcock's remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much to his original. Jimmy Stewart is excellent, and Doris Day really could act. When Stewart informs her that their son has been kidnapped, it's one of the best husband and wife scenes Hitchcock ever filmed.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (Q4TGw)

269 266 207 Bet Emperor Wolf will keep the area AMC's shut down until August or September.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:04 PM (6f16T)



Not like there are any movies being released yet anyways.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (Z7lwY)

========

Chris Nolan is releasing Tenet in theaters no matter what.

Analysts (whoever they are) predict that 90% of theaters will be open by mid July, when Tenet comes to theaters.

The most recent trailer made a bit of a big deal about the theater thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (LvTSG)

270 Welp, History Channel just did the piano-music BLM promo thing.

Off to Roku and Rifftrax.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (NiXyF)

271 Actually, I watched Rebecca earlier today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:08 PM (LvTSG)

I love Rebecca: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

I love everything about it. George Sanders at his unctuous best

Posted by: browndog at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (BgMrQ)

272 Anyone else have a soft spot for Romy and Michele or is just me? I think it's a funny movie and I am pretty selective about comedy.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (gZ6M8)

273 And that is why they cast her. But all my world shattering Science discoveries are written on a series of PostIt notes too.

And dammit, I'm so smaht I forget to even number them.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:22 PM (Z4rgH)

Hey now, I will have you know my greatest ideas ever have wound up on Post-It notes. In my office, I treat Post-It notes like cigarettes in jail.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (ejsiI)

274 Bride of Frankenstein is mentioned upthread.

I recently picked up at WalMart, cheap, a six movie collection of the original Universal Pictures monster movies.

Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy.

These movies were a passion of mine as a kid, and I've been thoroughly enjoying revisiting them.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (l3+k2)

275 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...

the best I can do is "And God Created Woman," directed by schlockmeister Roger Vadim, & starring his teenage girlfriend... some kid named Brigitte Bardot.

Guess what I liked?




Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (Cssks)

276 Romy and Michele is pretty funny. Mira Sorvino is an Italian doll.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (DY3v8)

277 276 Romy and Michele is pretty funny. Mira Sorvino is an Italian doll.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (DY3v

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"She's...difficult."
-Harvey Weinstein

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (LvTSG)

278 I did see 47 Ronin, yeah wasn't that good.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (6f16T)

279 275 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...

I actually liked Ishtar when it first came on cable.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (vuisn)

280
I love Rebecca: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.



I love everything about it. George Sanders at his unctuous best

Posted by: browndog at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (BgMrQ)


He was very good as a cad

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (fI5R4)

281 I think one of my favorites bad movies is The Fifth Element.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (d1uFV)

282 278 I did see 47 Ronin, yeah wasn't that good.
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:28 PM (6f16T)

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My digital copy of Touch of Evil that came with the disc ended up being a digital copy of 47 Ronin for some reason.

So, I own it. It is not good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (LvTSG)

283 I just finished a movie.. It was ..meh. BUT I did watch a good one the other night called The Vast of Night. Excellent!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (dUJdY)

284 Also, Pluto TV has an MST channel. they play the same ones over and over again for a while, but they occasionally update, kind of on a monthly basis, it seems.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY

Comet and IFC on cable also run a few episodes each week. Comet has a very limited library and reruns the same ones. But, hey, EEgah!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:29 PM (VNfwt)

285 In my office, I treat Post-It notes like cigarettes in jail.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (ejsiI)


But the paper hit is atrocious. Bible pages work better as rolling papers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (Z4rgH)

286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Showgirls. Guess why I like it.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)

287
272 Anyone else have a soft spot for Romy and Michele or is just me? I think it's a funny movie and I am pretty selective about comedy.
Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (gZ6M


I think it is hilarious, but Michelle's dream sequence was the weakest part of the story. For as much as she became a complete and obnoxious leftist shrew shortly afterward, Janine Garafalo was perfect as the bitingly sarcastic classmate.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (pNxlR)

288 286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Showgirls. Guess why I like it.
Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)

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The grounded, realistic performances?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:31 PM (LvTSG)

289 I liked Sanders better as the good guy in Foreign Correspondant. He has a likeable face.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:31 PM (Q4TGw)

290 How about "Agora"? It's on Amazon Prime right now. Very nicely done, but totally a-historical and takes the old schtick that Christianity ushered in the Dark Ages and prevented the Scientific Revolution from taking place a millennium early. It's weird how many laypeople believe that and how few historians do.

Posted by: Jim S. at June 06, 2020 09:24 PM (ynUnH)



Rachel Weisz naked, albeit, not very romantically.

*touches nose*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 09:31 PM (yQpMk)

291
Showgirls. Guess why I like it.
Posted by: davidt


It shows, uh ... I'll get it, uh ... girls?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (pNxlR)

292 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked..

Is Starship Troopers bad? Because I watch it every time I stumble across it.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (VNfwt)

293 243
Close tag in the nic ftw! Suck it, barrel.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 06, 2020 09:13 PM (Z4rgH)



Cheater.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 06, 2020 09:15 PM (EGyGV)

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Some folks just don't get the thrill of commenting without a net.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (CAJOC)

294
Shout TV has a big BLM message on their site. F them.
Posted by: TheQuietMan


I'm not getting that message when I go to Shout TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (aKsyK)

295 286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Showgirls. Guess why I like it.


Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)



Bound is better.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (Z7lwY)

296 Haven't seen Alexander, and don't intend to. I take it that "the Indian battle" is the Malian siege, as Alexander wasn't wounded at Hydaspes. (Arrian's Alexander is one of the few land war books I really studied, along with other.)

I will give it this much: It's a good touch that Ptolemy is the narrator, as his lost history is the source for Arrian.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (ZbwAu)

297 Roku has a sci-fi channel, and during they play episodes of the short-lived Canadian detective/vampire thing called Blood Ties.

I only say this because the 2007 version of Christina Cox is extremely hot, especially when she wears her pr0n-librarian glasses.



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (ufFY8)

298 I love how all of these guys are so clean-shaven like Neo in the Matrix Trilogy.

"My shaver has 6 blades, bitches!" said Alexander the Babyface.

Posted by: Fritz at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (95j/9)

299 I've been doing a Roy Scheider film festival lately. Just saw The Seven-Ups last night. This week I've also watched 52 Pickup, Sorcerer, and 2010. The French Connection is tonight, with Marathon Man on deck for tomorrow.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:34 PM (Q4TGw)

300 296 Haven't seen Alexander, and don't intend to. I take it that "the Indian battle" is the Malian siege, as Alexander wasn't wounded at Hydaspes. (Arrian's Alexander is one of the few land war books I really studied, along with other.)

I will give it this much: It's a good touch that Ptolemy is the narrator, as his lost history is the source for Arrian.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (ZbwAu)



All I know is from some other review I watched where he criticized it for taking place in a jungle. The "Indian" battles I believe took place in what is modern Pakistan, not jungles.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (Z7lwY)

301 Anatomy of a Murder is a great flick. Lee Remick was so lovely it hurt, Jimmy Stewart was excellent, and George C. Scott was perfect as the hard-nosed "pro from dover" prosecutor from out of town.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (U2zca)

302 The battle between Achilles and Hector in Troy is fun.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (l3+k2)

303 272 Anyone else have a soft spot for Romy and Michele or is just me? I think it's a funny movie and I am pretty selective about comedy.
Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 09:26 PM (gZ6M

I love that movie - it's the story of my younger sister and her best friend, and they both did grow up in the 80's. So when I watch that movie, I keep thinking "oh yeah I remember when that happened."

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (V2Yro)

304 300
All I know is from some other review I watched where he criticized it for taking place in a jungle. The "Indian" battles I believe took place in what is modern Pakistan, not jungles.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (Z7lwY)

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Cause if there's one thing to complain about in Alexander, it's that they filmed the Indian battle (which is an amalgamation of a couple of battles) in a jungle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (LvTSG)

305 From now on it is decreed.....
One may not eat strawberries unless one puts a Twinkie underneath them.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (myjNJ)

306 >>Shout TV has a big BLM message on their site. F them.


Xfinty did that with its search function. Amazon, too.

The corporate nudging isn't even subtle.
Two weeks ago its they were pushing media to cope with staying home, and the with the snap of some exec's fingers, they're pushing BLM fare.

Gosh, it's almost as if they're admitting their media is propaganda/designed to instill proper groupthink?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (bDqIh)

307 I'm not getting that message when I go to Shout TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (aKsyK)


Shout Factory TV has one.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (fI5R4)

308 Buddy of mine in Florida worked on that Seaquest show that Roy Scheider was in. Said he was a total SOB to work with.
Then again, I probably couldn't blame the guy.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (vuisn)

309 I will fight anyone who thinks Troy was fine, great looking movie, screwed up the whole story.

Posted by: Mommyelf at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (+fQnn)

310 So I took a break from the thread to walk the dogs. I saw something that upset me and I don't know what to think.

Just down the block, a family has a son who is a local police officer. As I was walking by, he pulled his squad car in the driveway, as I've seen him do a thousand time before. He was opening the garage door when a small shit-box car pulled up to the curb and stopped. In the car were two white millenials fems and a young black male driver. The white passenger appeared to be texting information furiously about the address. The cop was staring at them wondering what was going on. As he approached the car it drove off.

I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (VNfwt)

311 302
The battle between Achilles and Hector in Troy is fun.


Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (l3+k2)

If I recall, Achilles was an arrogant asshoe in that film.
lol

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (ufFY8)

312 Craig's Bond is probably the closest to Connery's..
There was a rough, almost sadistic nature to Connery's Bond that Craig seems to possess as well.
And a thrill of the chase.. both seem to get off on it..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (CjFDo)

313
I liked Sanders better as the good guy in Foreign Correspondant. He has a likeable face.
Posted by: Rusty Nail


You don't usually think of Edmund Gwenn as an assassin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (aKsyK)

314 Oliver Stone has proven he can write very well and make a compelling movie, I just think he picked all the wrong things to focus on and tell the story about in his Alexander movie.

While probably it stands for everything he hates, he should have used the excellent novel Pressfield wrote (Virtues of War) as the outline for the story. It does such a good job covering a very long story very fast with the main important parts hit and a great theme of examining why Alexander and his troops were so effective and why it all stumbled and fell apart.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (KZzsI)

315 Chris Nolan is releasing Tenet in theaters no matter what.



Analysts (whoever they are) predict that 90% of theaters will be open by mid July, when Tenet comes to theaters.



The most recent trailer made a bit of a big deal about the theater thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (LvTSG)

I'm hoping it's good.


Pluto does have channels where they play the same shows, like the older Dr Who episodes, on replay. Somehow Comet shows more scifi than it's misnamed competitor.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (o+S+U)

316 Yep http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/

Not really surprised, half the MST3K cast is liberal, especially Joel and Frank Coniff

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (d1uFV)

317 On Oliver Stone

The first time I saw Platoon I was blow away. I know lots of vets hate the film. The thing is, I don't go to the theater for a history lesson.

My two biggest complaints about the film?

Turning Barnes into a cold blooded murderer. There is no true villain in the plot until the point when Barnes murders Elias. And by doing so Stone forces viewers to side with the antiwar Elias camp.

The other is a bit more subtle.

Stone divides the platoon into two groups: the cool kids camp and the dull white boy camp.

The cool kids are all purple heart recipients, they've a cool, semi dark clubhouse with christmas lights, soul music and Grace Slick and hammocks and reefer.

The dullards live in a stuffy, sweaty, brightly lit tent-room sleeping on hard cots, drinking warm Bud and listening to country music (and one guy has tiny religious altar).

One of the best scenes in film history is when a very drunk Barnes stumbles into the "heads" clubhouse and waxes insolent.

Drop the Barnes murder and the film gets more interesting. Even half the black dudes know that following Barnes is their best chance at survival.

Posted by: 13times at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (K3B2k)

318 275 I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...


Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (Cssks)

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I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I'm reliable told is a bad movie.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (CAJOC)

319 Stone has a show on netflix, the real history of the world or some such horseshit. He puts Alex Jones to shame as far as out there conspiracies. Oh, and I watched the show Conspiracies too. What a laugh. My alien brothers are safe.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (iymtC)

320 308 Buddy of mine in Florida worked on that Seaquest show that Roy Scheider was in. Said he was a total SOB to work with.
Then again, I probably couldn't blame the guy.
Posted by: Dr. Varno


I loved that show. Scheider was great in that role. I really wish they hadn't jacked it up with the really out there sci-fi.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (myjNJ)

321 Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy.

These movies were a passion of mine as a kid, and I've been thoroughly enjoying revisiting them.
Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:27 PM (l3+k2)

1970's - box of dry cereal to crunch on with my cousin. Sleep over. Creature Feature!

Posted by: cicero kaboomerang kid at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (Vy7tf)

322 314 Oliver Stone has proven he can write very well and make a compelling movie, I just think he picked all the wrong things to focus on and tell the story about in his Alexander movie.

While probably it stands for everything he hates, he should have used the excellent novel Pressfield wrote (Virtues of War) as the outline for the story. It does such a good job covering a very long story very fast with the main important parts hit and a great theme of examining why Alexander and his troops were so effective and why it all stumbled and fell apart.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (KZzsI)

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I think a 3 hour movie about the Asian campaign could have been great, but trying to capture so much of Alexander's childhood and pointing arrows between events in the two timelines was both too simplistic and too much at the same time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (LvTSG)

323
Shout Factory TV has one.
Posted by: TheQuietMan


I just went there and started watching a MST3K ep and got no such message.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)

324 I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM (VNfwt)

Did you get the car plate? Do your or any of your neighbors have cameras that would catch the info. Using that info, you can track them down.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (o+S+U)

325 TJM, thank you for your literate, incisive review of Alexander. I enjoy reading good criticism and yours is always top drawer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (kVr0X)

326
298 I love how all of these guys are so clean-shaven like Neo in the Matrix Trilogy.

"My shaver has 6 blades, bitches!" said Alexander the Babyface.


Posted by: Fritz at June 06, 2020 09:33 PM (95j/9)



The Alexander mosaic in Pompeii is him clean shaven with rockin' sideburns. Almost every single antiquity image of him you can find is clean shaven. Perhaps meant to indicate his youth and early death?

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (Z7lwY)

327 I found Troy really dull and slow, which is incredible given the tale. I think leaving out the gods made it stale.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (KZzsI)

328 Saw Platoon 1st early showing day, came out and line was around the theater

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (6f16T)

329 Scheider and Spielberg did not get on while filming Jaws. Spielberg never worked with him again.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (Q4TGw)

330 317 One of the best scenes in film history is when a very drunk Barnes stumbles into the "heads" clubhouse and waxes insolent.

Drop the Barnes murder and the film gets more interesting. Even half the black dudes know that following Barnes is their best chance at survival.
Posted by: 13times at June 06, 2020 09:38 PM (K3B2k)

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I've always seen Platoon as the comic book version of the Vietnam War, not serious cinema.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (LvTSG)

331 I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

That's scary. Bet that cop doesn't sleep very well tonight.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (dUJdY)

332 >>I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.


That is bad, really bad.
Antifa has harassed Andy Ngo at his home, threatened his family, tried to break in in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (bDqIh)

333 312 Craig's Bond is probably the closest to Connery's.

Craig's Bond is the closest to Fleming's.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (vuisn)

334 Just saw The Seven-Ups last night.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 06, 2020 09:34 PM (Q4TGw)
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The big chase scene for that was filmed in my old neighborhood. It's so funny to watch if you know the area because they used one stretch of 96th Street, between Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway and filmed it from about six different angles. So, it looks like the chase goes on for a mile, but they never get off the one block.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (sGotD)

335 325 TJM, thank you for your literate, incisive review of Alexander. I enjoy reading good criticism and yours is always top drawer.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (kVr0X)

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Thank you very much.

I got my hair cut today, so I think the Youtube stuff is coming soon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (LvTSG)

336 Ok name your favorite Lee Marvin roll that would.have been better with James Coburn. Definently paint your wagon

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 06, 2020 09:41 PM (9dzlp)

337 Did you get the car plate? Do your or any of your neighbors have cameras that would catch the info. Using that info, you can track them down.
Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre

I did not get the tag, but we have a very healthy Ring doorbell community here. Why, we've even got a bobcat in the neighborhood!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (VNfwt)

338 295 286 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked...
Showgirls. Guess why I like it.
Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:30 PM (l3+k2)
Bound is better.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:32 PM (Z7lwY)

One of my favorite "Bad Movies" is The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) Probably one of the most racist movies I can think of, full of talk about how the white Europeans are all naturally superior to the devolved orientals. Bad acting too, EXCEPT for the two Big Stars who got roped into this, Boris Karloff and Myrna Loy, playing Fu Manchu and his sex starved evil daughter. This is Myrna Loy's sexiest, steamiest movie by FAR and it's worth watching just for that.

So what makes it fun is those two seem to have recognized it was an awful script, and they look like they're having a competition with each other to see who can overact the most outrageously in each scene they're in. It's like they're winking at each other and saying "hey, get a load of this!" And when you key into that aspect of this movie, it gets absolutely hilarious.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (V2Yro)

339 I loved that show. Scheider was great in that role. I really wish they hadn't jacked it up with the really out there sci-fi.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 09:39 PM (myjNJ)

I never cared for it. It was too.....squishy. I don't know how to describe it.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (o+S+U)

340 ONT

Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 09:43 PM (t+qrx)

341 304 300
All I know is from some other review I watched where he criticized it for taking place in a jungle. The "Indian" battles I believe took place in what is modern Pakistan, not jungles.
Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:35 PM (Z7lwY)

==========

Cause if there's one thing to complain about in Alexander, it's that they filmed the Indian battle (which is an amalgamation of a couple of battles) in a jungle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 09:36 PM (LvTSG)



Oh he criticized more than that. About the only thing he seemed happy about was that they took the "brave" position of portraying Alexander as bisexual and how dare that potentially damage its box office receipts.

https://youtu.be/DzHQuAz0N60

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (Z7lwY)

342
I did not get the tag, but we have a very
healthy Ring doorbell community here. Why, we've even got a bobcat in
the neighborhood!

Posted by: Blutarski

.........
Ring is worthless for that kind of stuff..
Most people have scrunched the viewing area to just right in fron of their door so as not to be bothered every time a car goes down the street.
It doesn't pick up license plates anyway.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (CjFDo)

343 >>>I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I'm reliable told is a bad movie.

The movie that forced Connery into retirement.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (vuisn)

344 I did not get the tag, but we have a very healthy
Ring doorbell community here. Why, we've even got a bobcat in the
neighborhood!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:42 PM (VNfwt)

Might as well use Big Brother to your advantage. The cops probably have a deal with Amazon to request images from the cameras. Might want to talk with the cop and let him know they can find out who it is.


Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:45 PM (o+S+U)

345 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (JVgnl)

346 259
I watched again last night, for the first time in years, Anatomy of a Murder.
It truly is an outstanding film.....

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 06, 2020 09:21 PM (pNxlR)
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Several years ago on a family vacation, we were staying in a mountain cabin that had a VCR and a bunch of tapes. Two of the movies we watched were Anatomy of a Murder and The Days of Wine and Roses. We saw DWR first.

After seeing AofM a day later, a couple of my kids didn't believe it was the same actress as in DWR. And it's not as if the make-up/costuming/hair was so different.

Lee Remick was very good.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (M/9m0)

347 I just went there and started watching a MST3K ep and got no such message.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 09:40 PM (aKsyK)


It's there when I go there. They are fighting the scourge of racism and will donate a portion of this month's sales to organizations fighting social injustice and inequality. It's on the top half of the page. If you scroll through the 10 slides that's one of them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (fI5R4)

348 If that cop is at all competent, he got that license plate number.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (l3+k2)

349 The movie that forced Connery into retirement.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 06, 2020 09:44 PM (vuisn)

Connery had turned down a chance to be in some movie that turned into a blockbuster because he didn't understand it. He took TLoEG even though he didn't understand it.

The idea wasn't bad. It simply did work as a film. Plus, they had to shoot Connery doing action so you couldn't tell it wasn't Connery. Plus the CGI was horrible.

Posted by: WOPR - Looking for Filthy Lucre at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (o+S+U)

350 I'm a little worried that the Antifas will be in the neighborhood tonight.

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:37 PM


I've got two cops here, equidistant three houses down in each direction from my house. And I've got a Gadsen flag on the pole out front below the U.S. flag. Why yes, there are multiple firearms in access, lol.

Posted by: Bert G, new CW2 podisode at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (OMsf+)

351 The Pushover with Fred MacMurry was her first big one. Pretty good. It was her first major pic.

I fell in love with her and women when I saw Picnic.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 09:48 PM (Fk2WS)

352 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.



Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM


Here's the link: https://tinyurl.com/y8axvgo7

Posted by: Bert G, new CW2 podisode at June 06, 2020 09:49 PM (OMsf+)

353 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine

Thank you!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:49 PM (VNfwt)

354 Blutarski. From WZ. Cop followed home. IPad not letting me Bitly or tinyurl. Go to Weasel Zippers and scroll down a bit.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 09:47 PM (JVgnl)


https://tinyurl.com/y8axvgo7

Posted by: hogmartin at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (t+qrx)

355 I like how they threw Molotov cocktails and they're described as Protesters. Okay, then!

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 09:50 PM (VNfwt)

356 44 -- Two actors saved Troy from being a total wash -- Sean Bean and Brian Cox. Sadly, not even Peter O'Toole was able to help save that piece of dreck.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at June 06, 2020 09:51 PM (Fqz1z)

357 >>>I'm trying to think of a genuinely BAD movie that I actually liked..<<<

The English Patient

Dear G_d, forgive me.

Posted by: Fritz at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (95j/9)

358 Braveheart was an awesome movie, and if any of you morons haven't seen it, you must seek it out.

I credit that one movie with sparking a consuming interest in me for English history, then European history, then Roman history, then Greece and Persia, Egypt, ad infinitum. Hundreds of books later the development of Western civilization is still one of my main reading time passions. It was that silly movie that started it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (kVr0X)

359 I did enjoy Walk Hard quite a bit, though. John C Reilly is consistently entertaining and he was great in that role.

I liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I'm reliable told is a bad movie

I liked it okay but compared to the graphic novel its based on its weak.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (KZzsI)

360 I love that to portray a man with one of the most famous profiles ever minted, they chose a snub-nosed Irishman.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (Dc2NZ)


To be honest, they forgot his horns, too.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (WyVLE)

361 We are watching Dr/ Zhivago tonight. All about a civilized society taken over by commies.
Sound familiar?

Posted by: PJ at June 06, 2020 09:52 PM (qlTN9)

362 "Mask of Fu Manchu" is tremendous fun and one of Karloff's best role.

I saw it for the first time about three weeks ago.

Loved the bell torture.

It captures the earliest Fu Manchu books really well.

Not to be taken seriously.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (rTZNj)

363 Not worried about Antifa/BLM where I live, because they'd got lost, & I don't imagine they have much tolerance for delayed gratification. Just a guess.

I dunno if I mentioned this the last time there was a movie thread, or not, but anyway...

"Reversal of Fortune" blew my socks off. Jeremy Irons as Claus von Bulow, & Ron Silver as Alan Dershowitz. A fascinating film about a famous case ON APPEAL is counterintuitive, but... it worked.

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:54 PM (Cssks)

364 Who would have been a great Alexander?


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Mark Wahlberg

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 06, 2020 09:55 PM (h1jJh)

365 I've always seen Platoon as the comic book version of the Vietnam War, not serious cinema.

Its entertaining but like almost all of Stone's work, too heavy handed to make the point. There's a book out there called Brennan's War I would love to see done as a series Band of Brothers style. Vietnam from the POV of a Forward Observer for artillery, for multiple years of service. Early in the war to late, how the soldiers and culture, attitudes etc changed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:56 PM (KZzsI)

366 The first time I saw Platoon I was blow away. I know lots of vets hate the film. The thing is, I don't go to the theater for a history lesson.



Everyone is too old for the roles.

Oliver Stone getting blown up was the highlight of the movie.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 09:56 PM (yQpMk)

367 I have no idea but I always took the use of the phrase "pros from Dover" as a dark reference to the fact that Dover AFB is the largest military mortuary and the Doctors there don't exactly work with live subjects.

I assume it's used in a broad context today and maybe then, IDK


Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 09:57 PM (JgrP5)

368 Who would have been a great Alexander?

Anthony Quinn

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 06, 2020 09:59 PM (KZzsI)

369 357 Fritz

That was another film I think people were afraid to admit they disliked.

Btw, I certainly did. WTF was that? I read the book too. YAWN!

Posted by: mnw at June 06, 2020 09:59 PM (Cssks)

370

Brian Cox only makes films better.

@TJM A comic book adaptation of Vietnam is what makes the film enjoyable. Great cinema gets me into the theater. Serious cinema? Not so much.

Posted by: 13times at June 06, 2020 10:00 PM (K3B2k)

371 I can feel the air going out of the riots

sorry , protests :O

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 10:04 PM (JgrP5)

372 The first time I saw Platoon I was blow away. I know lots of vets hate the film. The thing is, I don't go to the theater for a history lesson.
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Number me among those who intensely disliked it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 10:05 PM (l0Lgi)

373 We are watching Dr/ Zhivago tonight. All about a civilized society taken over by commies.
Sound familiar?
Posted by: PJ
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A fine film.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (l0Lgi)

374 373 We are watching Dr/ Zhivago tonight. All about a civilized society taken over by commies.
Sound familiar?
Posted by: PJ
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A fine film.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 10:07 PM (l0Lgi)

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Obi Wan Kenobi is in it!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:10 PM (kVr0X)

375 Eric Bana was good in Troy as the tormented Hector.

Posted by: Jmel at June 06, 2020 10:11 PM (OeWgo)

376 Thanks for the Quarantine Kids. That is the cutest family. Loved theGranny joke.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:13 PM (gLRfa)

377 ONT has been up for weeks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 10:13 PM (kVr0X)

378 @376

Oops. Wrong thread.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:14 PM (gLRfa)

379 @377

I know. You'd think I've been around here long enough to know which thread I'm posting on.

Posted by: Tuna at June 06, 2020 10:15 PM (gLRfa)

380 I've never seen the man who knew too much, but I thoroughly enjoyed the man who knew too little.

Posted by: Downcast at June 06, 2020 10:26 PM (xgpfE)

381 @318 --

I watched LoEG a couple of weeks ago. Even accepting that it would be completely different from the comics, I thought it was like a scratched CD. Choppy flow.

I feel for movie critics. They have to waste hours on so much drek.

Posted by: Weak Geek at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (u/nim)

382 I feel for movie critics. They have to waste hours on so much drek.

Posted by: Weak Geek at June 06, 2020 11:05 PM (u/nim)



They get paid for it.

Posted by: buzzion at June 06, 2020 11:10 PM (Z7lwY)

383 @367 --

I only saw the phrase "pros from Dover" in the novel "M*A*S*H." Hawkeye and Trapper were summoned to Japan on an emergency case. They brought their golf clubs along to use the base's course.

Posted by: Weak Geek at June 06, 2020 11:16 PM (u/nim)

384 Fuqua's Arthur is one of my favorite movies of all time. The weaponry was fearsome and it showed how each battle-hardened warrior had his individual style and gear. The scene on the ice was incredible. It was a fascinating time in history and each character was nicely developed.

Posted by: tforeman88 at June 06, 2020 11:42 PM (D8IHO)

385 How do we feel about coincidences?

I watched Oliver Stone's JFK YESTERDAY on a whim for the first time ever, then realized I had seen other Stone flicks like a decade ago.

Afterwards I read a bit about Alexander and a few other Stone projects and moved on.

I've only been back on AOS for about a week after years and years of absence.

This being the 3rd or 4th day that I'm reading every post more or less.

So within only the span of about 2 days, I read about Alexander and Oliver Stone and then a long post about Oliver Stone pops up on the ONLY blog I read about a movie I was specifically curious about.

Some folks say they don't believe in coincidence but I don't know what meaning to take away from things like this. Happens in my life all the time. Weekly if not daily.

I genuinely don't see how it could be a misperception ego thing. I don't read about more than a topic or two in a day.

Things like this are strange to me. I know no one will really care but I am curious on people's feelings on coincidences in general.

Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (gqvXZ)

386 Things like this are strange to me. I know no one will really care but I am curious on people's feelings on coincidences in general.
Posted by: Rorschach at June 06, 2020 11:57 PM (gqvXZ)

I was just thinking of the Police song "Synchronicity".

but the fact that the Impeachment scam started as soon as the Mueller scam fell apart, and then the Wuhan Scare started just as impeachment fell apart, and then the Passion of St. George started just as the WuFlu scare fell apart - yeah, that really is all just one big coincidence.

okay, a long continuing series of incredibly well timed coincidences. Nothing to see here, move along, folks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 07, 2020 12:26 AM (V2Yro)

387 So James, you and I are about the same age and both apparently AOS addicts. Your taste in cinema is maybe about the worst it can be. I want to agree with your fever dreams of what film should be but I just can't do it. Stop overthinking everything and wanting to be like the "real" critics with your head stuck up your ass and just go with your gut. Like it or not it doesn't take much to figure out.

Posted by: Fletch at June 07, 2020 12:30 AM (xhwIo)

388 Tommy doesn't know what day it is.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 07, 2020 12:52 AM (vuisn)

389 36
His Bob Dylan number is my favorite.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (LvTSG)

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Indeed... but this one is apropos at the moment... "I stand, yes I do, for the Christ-killin' Jew..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMPmimxDTsQ

--

Let's Duet....I was playing the soundtrack one day while my mother-in-law was visiting. She's from Texas, so she was grooving. But when she heard the opening lyric ("In my dreams you're blowin' me......some kisses), she just about had a heart attack.

Posted by: Democrat Governor at June 07, 2020 02:03 AM (HEiLh)

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 06-06-2020

GM judit polgar 01.jpg
GM Judit Polgár (HUN)

TheJamesMadison will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (127)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Do not forget the bishop on c4


20200606 - Problem 1.jpg
6nk/R4R2/1p4b1/p1p1p3/2B1P2B/1P5P/P1rq1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1



Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1154)

Goal: Black can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: The g3 square is White's fatal weakness


20200606 - Problem 2.jpg
5r1k/bp4p1/p3p3/P2nNn2/1PQ4p/3P3P/3BR1P1/1B5K b - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1152)

What is the quickest wherein Black can forcibly obtain an overwhelming position?


20200606 - Problem 3.jpg
6k1/p3pp1p/2rp1n1Q/5PpP/1p4P1/5P2/1q6/2R1RK2 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




20200606 dress pr0n 01.jpg




20200606 dress pr0n 02.jpg




20200606 dress pr0n 03.jpg




20200606 dress pr0n japan.jpg
Greetings From Japan




20200606 dress pr0n kate.jpg




20200606 dress pr0n melania.jpg

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


20200606 - Problem 1.jpg
6nk/R4R2/1p4b1/p1p1p3/2B1P2B/1P5P/P1rq1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Bf6+ Nxf6
2.Rf8+ Ng8
3.Rxg8#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


20200606 - Problem 2.jpg
5r1k/bp4p1/p3p3/P2nNn2/1PQ4p/3P3P/3BR1P1/1B5K b - - 0 1

1...Ng3+
2.Kh2 Bg1+
3.Kxg1 Rf1+
4.Kh2 Rh1#


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20200606 - Problem 3.jpg
6k1/p3pp1p/2rp1n1Q/5PpP/1p4P1/5P2/1q6/2R1RK2 b - - 0 1

In this problem, move order is important.

1...Ne4!

This has to come first to protect g5 (it also threatens mate) Not 1...Rxc1 2.Qxg5+ (2.Rxc1 Qxc1+) 2... Kh8 3.Rxc1 and the win goes poof.

2.fxe4

Pretty much forced. And now it is safe to simplify:

2...Qxc1
3.Rxc1 Rxc1+
4.Kf2 f6 and wins


Hope to see you all next week!


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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:20 PM




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1 When I see that picture of Judit Polgar I see a smiling chess assassin.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (0xU82)

2 First!

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (9tU8U)

3 Good grief. I was first. I'm never first.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:23 PM (0xU82)

4 oh man.....

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:23 PM (9tU8U)

5
Joan Blondell in the B/W photo?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (W/gIX)

6 That woman in the electric blue looks like she comes from the planet Xenon 6.


Band W is Joan Blondell?

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:25 PM (T6t7i)

7 Love that classic, tailored look. Melanie carries off well just about like everything else.

Posted by: jazzusounty at June 06, 2020 05:25 PM (/+Jui)

8 Good grief. I was first. I'm never first.

Well congratulations!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (dUJdY)

9 Late to this party

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (6f16T)

10 That woman in the electric blue looks like she comes from the planet Xenon 6.

She does appear to be levitating.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (0xU82)

11
I nooded. Excuse me while I go wash up.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (9tU8U)

12 Woman in the four-part colonial picture looks like Kathleen Turner, when she was young and hawt.

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (T6t7i)

13 Tom Winter@Tom_Winter
NBC News: The suspect in Wednesday night's stabbing of a NYPD officer in Brooklyn was recorded saying "Allahu Akbar" 3 times during the incident, the NYPD says.

But they're urging caution in assigning an ideology or specific motive based on what they've found so far in the case.

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Yeah, wouldn't want to go off half cock.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (+y/Ru)

14 12
Woman in the four-part colonial picture looks like Kathleen Turner, when she was young and hawt.


Correction: three-part. Higher math confuses me.

Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (T6t7i)

15 OMG Oregon has TWIN MUSES?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:28 PM (WwTwF)

16 Joan Blondell in the B/W photo?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM
...................................................

Right. Shows when i did a search for JB with black gown.

Posted by: Lump at June 06, 2020 05:29 PM (Ah1h3)

17 Ginger Chess lady makes me feel funny.

Posted by: RI Red at June 06, 2020 05:29 PM (81P5W)

18 First pic of the lady is Joan Blondell?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:29 PM (rpbg1)

19 A guy in a Smart Car blew past me and one other car on the highway just a little while ago.
Something about it made me laugh. He must be a frugal thrill seeker.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:30 PM (0xU82)

20 5
Joan Blondell in the B/W photo?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (W/gIX)


Yes. Leftover 'who dis' pic from a few days ago. I have more.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (e0p0c)

21 Is there never going to any Susan Hayward appreciation around here?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (JinpT)

22 If OM had a brother who was an Italian chef, would he be an OreganoMuse?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (0xU82)

23 19 A guy in a Smart Car blew past me and one other car on the highway just a little while ago.
Something about it made me laugh. He must be a frugal thrill seeker.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:30 PM (0xU82)

He must have gotten the hamster some five star Meth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (A5zUN)

24 I'm still in the "Gone With The Wind" era of women' s dresses.
Women sure carried around a lot of linen, must of been real heavy when you got wet in the rain. But of course any fine women would have Rhett to carry them through the puddles.

Posted by: Colin at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (B+Lak)

25 Really hoping Biden caves to his batshit crazy base and supports defunding police departments.


Posted by: Ha at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (SJDa9)

26 9 Late to this party

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:26 PM (6f16T)


No, you're not. #9 is hardly late.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (e0p0c)

27 Willowed from the Pet Thread:

Two years back I found a shorthaired black stray cat in my parking lot at home. He was sick -- he looked like he had the superflu. I managed to get him into a carrier and brought him as a "found" animal to the SPCA. They tried heroically to bring him back to health, but he was FeLV positive and very weak, and after 5 weeks they had to put him to sleep.

They'd asked me to name him, and so I said "Paladin": He wore black, and was a knight without armor in a savage land.

At least I gave him 5 weeks of comfortable life, regular meals, and not having to dodge cars or coyotes. If there is a credit register in the Hereafter, St.Peter, please make a note of this to counterbalance some other stupid things I've done. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (rpbg1)

28 13 Tom Winter@Tom_Winter
NBC News: The suspect in Wednesday night's stabbing of a NYPD officer in Brooklyn was recorded saying "Allahu Akbar" 3 times during the incident, the NYPD says.

But they're urging caution in assigning an ideology or specific motive based on what they've found so far in the case.

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Yeah, wouldn't want to go off half cock.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (+y/Ru)

OK, so let's put forth this challenge.

Every Protester. Every Rioter. Every Looter.

Convert to Islam or you're not REALLY anti-cop like this dude was.

Posted by: Allie at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (vmRc0)

29 Is anything burning tofay?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (myjNJ)

30 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (arJlL)

31 21 Is there never going to any Susan Hayward appreciation around here?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (JinpT)


Susan Hayward was the 'who dis' gal two three months ago.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (e0p0c)

32 Blonde woman in pretty long blue dress has an expression on her face that makes her seem like she's going to her execution.

I like the House of Worth 1880's purple and white dresses.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (+eVzC)

33 If your not first, your late

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (6f16T)

34 How responsible of Kate to recycle an 80's prom dress!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

35 Intermediate problem appears to be a re-run. Beginner was tricky ... took me ages.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (AHq56)

36 The lady in the first dress forgot to wear her corset. It kills the historic look of the dress.

For most women, corsets were worn not to make the waist a lot smaller necessarily but to change the shape of the waist. Instead of being an oval shape (seen in cross section from above) which makes the waist look wider, the corseted waist is a round shape which makes the waist look narrower. It was a very flattering look that even portly women could achieve with the right underpinnings.

BTW I look forward to seeing the dresses every week. Thank you!

Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (h7GHl)

37 Helos are up AGAIN in lower Manhattan: after 2 nights of thunderstorms, the mobs are back. They're not letting up, people. What is their endgame?

Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (+0Ebw)

38 I bought a hummingbird feeder and when I put it up a few days ago I couldn't find an S hook to save my soul. Several junk drawers and the tool box yielded nothing so I improvised and used paper clip. I just went to change the food.. there's an S hook attached to the inside lid. DOH!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (dUJdY)

39 I think I got the first one, but I shall wait.
starts with Bish to F6...

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (4a9Vv)

40 When I see that picture of Judit Polgar I see a smiling chess assassin.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy


No kidding.
A smile like that tells me she knows she's gonna have fun. With the chess too.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 06, 2020 05:35 PM (axyOa)

41 32 Blonde woman in pretty long blue dress has an expression on her face that makes her seem like she's going to her execution.

I like the House of Worth 1880's purple and white dresses.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (+eVzC)

Kind of looks like she is contemplating a date with Adam Schiff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (A5zUN)

42 Roberts' swing vote to uphold disparate treatment of churches in the CA Virus Shutdown was craven. I put it to Roberts' foolish attempt to make SCOTUS look like it's above politics, the Constitution be damned.

Roberts' vote looks worse still, now that the Virus Shutdown has been exposed as bureaucratic totalitarian overkill as the distancing rules get ignored for mass protests, but enforced for masses.

Despite SCOTUS decorum, I picture frat boy justice Kavanaugh muttering *blowjob* a la Animal House whilst looking directly at Dean Wormer Roberts at SCOTUS weekly meetings.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (9TdxA)

43 Chess vixen can [insert chess move name] me anytime.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (5v5Zx)

44 "Really hoping Biden caves to his batshit crazy base and supports defunding police departments."

The guy really is not in charge of his own self anymore, comes off as a muttering idiot.

Posted by: navybrat, waiting by the door with a 2 x 4 at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (w7KSn)

45 OM, dang, I missed it. Thank You.

Back Street is a favorite.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (JinpT)

46 Hey everybody.
All Hail Eris, LOL!

Semi-related... it's being floated (not sure by who, but it might be Markle's PR flacks) that when Meghan and Katherine had their supposedly huge fight during the dress fitting for the former's wedding, it was because...

Kate wanted the girls to wear tights with their dresses, and Meghan thought that was ridiculous.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (L2ZTs)

47 Really hoping Biden caves to his batshit crazy base and supports defunding police departments.







Posted by: Ha at June 06, 2020 05:31 PM (SJDa9)


I've already read that police unions have come out against him because he's caving to the left.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (W/gIX)

48 How responsible of Kate to recycle an 80's prom dress!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

MEOW !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:36 PM (arJlL)

49 #1 R - a8, think Black can't do better to stop the next B - f6#

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:37 PM (6f16T)

50 God bless you, Wolfus....did you post this story a couple years ago when this happened? Seemed like some other person posted a story of a little kitty that he took care of and didn't make it....Anyway, .at least he knew he was loved in his last weeks.....

Now it's reallllly dusty in here....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:37 PM (GDpRb)

51 >>> 34 How responsible of Kate to recycle an 80's prom dress!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

Clearly you never saw *my* 80's prom dress...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (0ReGO)

52 So I just got back from watching the Michael Park documentary, "In his own words" on Clarence Thomas. It was very good. My son went with me. It was nice of my friend to tape it because she's a liberal-not leftist-but I don't think that she's an admirer of Clarence Thomas.

Joe Biden was a smirking jerk even back then.

Kieran asked me if someone put Anita Hill up to lying about Thomas. I said I'm sure of it, but I don't know what she got out of it. Interesting how they tried to same approach with Kavanaugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (+eVzC)

53 re 37: revolution. this time the workers will rise up and overthrow the system, etc etc

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (4a9Vv)

54 A few weeks ago I decided to start wearing a corset. I still do not own a corset. Of course, last week I decided I wanted to wear a beehive hairdo. Then I got my hair cut short without ever wearing a beehive hairdo.
I'm fickle like that.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (myjNJ)

55 re 62: after a while she got some fame.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (4a9Vv)

56 35 Intermediate problem appears to be a re-run.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (AHq56)


Aargh. I checked, couldn't find anything. Do you have a link to the chess thread I first used it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (e0p0c)

57 Ferguson was the first big lie to start this and they still push St Michael Brown.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (6f16T)

58 We are getting some crazy wind along with the thunderstorm here. No hail though.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (0ReGO)

59 If your not first, your late

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:33 PM (6f16T) u're

you're. Know it. Live it. Love it.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Grammarian at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (5v5Zx)

60 Chess Thread Hurra!

Hungarian broads are better looking than Bulgar broads.

And never trust a Bulgar or a democrat.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (Z+IKu)

61 29 Is anything burning today?

Too near here six cars in a carport and the apt above were destroyed by fire last night. Mechanical failure? Have seen in past. Neighbor grudge arson under the cover of riot? Local said under investigation. Van Nuys, CA near walmart.

Otherwise, krak's burning dumpster of a fuck you to morons behind enemy lines this morning.

Posted by: banned on the street at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (8AuSd)

62 Watching TV news is like watching a minstral show that is lionizing a career criminal.

And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

63 Clearly you never saw *my* 80's prom dress...
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

You're an 'Ette.

I'm confident that you looked Mahvelous !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (arJlL)

64 Has DC burned to the ground yet?

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:41 PM (AJ2LA)

65 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (6f16T)

66 apparently Philly is packed for peaceful protests* today - weather is near 90
a couple got married at the protest

*so far

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (WwTwF)

67 Defense Secretary Mark Esper Orders National Guard in D.C. to Disarm, Wear Soft Caps Instead of Helmets

How long is PDT going to put up with this insubordinate asshoe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (85Gof)

68 14 12
Woman in the four-part colonial picture looks like Kathleen Turner, when she was young and hawt.

Correction: three-part. Higher math confuses me.
Posted by: pep at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (T6t7i)
.........................................................................

Twitter link picture turned out to be Saoirse Ronan from the movie Little Women.

Posted by: Lump at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (Ah1h3)

69 also, it was noted on Twitchy that Stupid Sanders posted a pic of troops landing at Normandy with something about "the biggest antifa action in history"

you just know that if he had been around then, he would have been picketing outside the White House until the day before Barbarossa.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (4a9Vv)

70 BTW I look forward to seeing the dresses every week. Thank you!
Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:34 PM (h7GHl)


I'm glad you enjoy them. And thank you for the historic info on corsets, which I had no knowledge of.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (e0p0c)

71 Just saw one of the little guys at the hummingbird feeder a moment ago.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (B6WO/)

72 >>> 63 Clearly you never saw *my* 80's prom dress...
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

You're an 'Ette.

I'm confident that you looked Mahvelous !
Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (arJlL)

(blushes)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (0ReGO)

73 aww, I like it when Don and Melania hold hands

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (jtqoO)

74 Speaking of Ferguson.....that fuckwit Neil Ferguson whose bullshit model caused much of the Wuhan panic needs to face some consequences. He won't of course, but he needs to.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (AJ2LA)

75 IIRC there was little to Anita Hill's allegations. He was hitting on her some but then he backed off. He made some minor off color jokes. She followed him to a new job. That's it

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (9TdxA)

76 Surely at least a few Dems must see that if Biden is elected someone other than he will be pulling the strings and making policy decisions--and that it will be someone other than whoever is chosen to be VP. Don't they and anyone in the media have any curiosity who that string puller running the country would be?

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (tkNkP)

77 Joan Blondel was great as Ladyfingers in the movie The Cincinnati Kid.

If anyone who has seen and likes that movie is interested, I have a spoiler-type challenge/question about it.

Posted by: davidt at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (l3+k2)

78 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

79 Esper needs something pretty in pink-- Like a fucking pink slip.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (JinpT)

80 God bless you, Wolfus....did you post this story a couple years ago when this happened? Seemed like some other person posted a story of a little kitty that he took care of and didn't make it....Anyway, .at least he knew he was loved in his last weeks.....

Now it's reallllly dusty in here....
Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020


*
*

I might have posted it back then; I don't recall. It's just that the Pet Thread is active for such a short time. Plus, two years ago, I didn't have home Internet, and I rarely posted on the Pet Thread at all. Anyway, thanks for remembering.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (rpbg1)

81 Ferguson was the first big lie to start this and they still push St Michael Brown.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:39 PM (6f16T)

So soon forgotten. Sigh.

Posted by: George Zimmerman, White Hispanic at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (5v5Zx)

82 Michelle Malkin, fresh off her twitter ban, says we're going to wake up on November 4th shocked to see that Trump lost. She claims he's ceded his domestic presidency to Jared Kushner.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (H8QX8)

83 Watching TV news is like watching a minstral show that is lionizing a career criminal.

And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

Future generations will point and laugh at and study this folly. Just like we did at McCarthyism and questioning how Germans allowed their Jewish neighbors to be murdered and how North Koreans and communist Chinese could allow themselves to be enslaved to the state group think.

Apparently its all too easy when the media is complicit.

Posted by: LASue at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

84 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.





Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)


It's complete communism. Do not cross the party line or else

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (W/gIX)

85 Esper needs something pretty in pink-- Like a fucking pink slip.

Posted by: Ben Had

LOL !!

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (arJlL)

86 >>> 76 Surely at least a few Dems must see that if Biden is elected someone other than he will be pulling the strings and making policy decisions--and that it will be someone other than whoever is chosen to be VP. Don't they and anyone in the media have any curiosity who that string puller running the country would be?
Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 05:43 PM (tkNkP)

They probably already have guesses and approve of them all.


NGU, I'm just... typing and deleting.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (0ReGO)

87 re 75: Thomas denied ever asking her out. She might have made it all up.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (4a9Vv)

88 @56 No link. I just remember the problem and I *think* I saw it here ... but it might have been just similar.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (AHq56)

89 Putting the National Guard in harm's way without weapons or helmets . . .

Are they expecting an incident where NG troopers get attacked by the mob?

I'm just that cynical now.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (NiXyF)

90 65 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (6f16T)


The Democrats are in the process of self-immolation. I see nothing good coming out of this for them at all. Nothing whatsoever.

All they're doing is catering to their 20% kook base.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (e0p0c)

91 That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

___

Why? Because sports reporters are as leftwing as regular news reporters and they want everyone to bend their knee (literally). The question isn't what do you think of BLM. The question is really, do you dare not praise your enemies?

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (AJ2LA)

92 I love Malkin but I pray to God she's wrong about that

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (WwTwF)

93 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

Actually I was talking about a school guard who did not agree with the party line

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (85Gof)

94 >>> 91 That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (0xU82)

___

Why? Because sports reporters are as leftwing as regular news reporters and they want everyone to bend their knee (literally). The question isn't what do you think of BLM. The question is really, do you dare not praise your enemies?
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (AJ2LA)

Don't be the first to stop clapping, comrade.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (0ReGO)

95 I got this in an e-mail. It's from the Family Research Council about suggestions for prayer during civil unrest. I thought the points were good ones:

https://tinyurl.com/yansg5th

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (+eVzC)

96 Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 05:44 PM (H8QX

That makes ZERO sense.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (IYHxL)

97 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just a

Nor can you refuse to care. A non-answer is as bad as the wrong answer to this mob.

Unless you're Dennis Rodman, who sat behind my hubby on the flight to LA yesterday and thankfully was one of the few NOT wearing a stupid mask.

When Dennis Rodman is the voice of sanity....!?!?!?

Posted by: LASue at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (Ed8Zd)

98

SecDef Esper.....cowardly traitor. Via Breitbart:

https://tinyurl.com/y8g5w6n6

Esper should be out of work before midnight, I hope.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (9tU8U)

99 It's complete communism. Do not cross the party line or else
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (W/gIX)


I propose we start calling it Stalinism instead of communism.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (NiXyF)

100 Garcetti is giving $150M to BLM, which will be taken out of the police budget. And $148.5M of that will be used by BLM to fund Democrat candidates in California.

Always, always, always follow the money. This is all about getting more power for Democrats.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (AJ2LA)

101 I don't think Trump ceded his domestic agenda to
his son in law.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (+eVzC)

102 73 aww, I like it when Don and Melania hold hands
***

Me too. They look good together.

Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (h7GHl)

103 Jewells45 I'm sure you know this, but the sugar water nectar needs to be changed out every several days in hot weather. It will spoil and mildew, this is deadly to them. I fill mine maybe 1/2 or 1/3 full. Wash carefully and sanitize, rinse etc. Jus sayin'.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (B6WO/)

104 If Biden gets elected, peace be unto him, Ron Klain will be his chief of staff. I don't know who will pull Klain's strings but can guess.

Klain was Obama's Ebola Czar for a hot minute to deflect from what should have been a huge scandal.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (9TdxA)

105 Posted by: LASue at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

McCarthy was right. An asshole but right

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (IYHxL)

106 thanks to whoever posted the Gugi Edgely short sf film - it's really good
and she is smoking hawt as ever

"Hashtag"
https://youtu.be/krkk8eyx-lU

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (WwTwF)

107
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (mFAPq)

108 27 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:32 PM (rpbg1

Neighbors did this for the old neighborhood fighter cat who recently passed. Had a crate out of the rain with heating pad. Couldnt take inside, other cats. But made him comfy. He used to know when I was grilling, would toss him small warm bits to gum, very few teeth.

Posted by: banned and teh critters at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (8AuSd)

109 Putting the National Guard in harm's way without weapons or helmets . . .

Are they expecting an incident where NG troopers get attacked by the mob?

I'm just that cynical now.
Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (NiXyF)

I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight

Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (YI5pA)

110 That's what I hate about sports reporters questioning athletes about BLM. There's only one acceptable answer allowed. You can't even give a nuanced acceptable answer.
So why ask?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker


( *Drew Brees ruefully nods* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:50 PM (e0p0c)

111 well, I have a million very important things to do tonight, so I'm going to the liquor store.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at June 06, 2020 05:50 PM (4a9Vv)

112 It's complete communism. Do not cross the party line or else


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:45 PM (W/gIX)

Amazing the power they've secured and now wield, increasingly brazenly, totally unafraid of any cost to them. They believe this is their moment. I understand their confidence. The resistance is fitful and feeble, unsure of itself, careful not to offend.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM (H8QX8)

113 I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight
Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (YI5pA)

excuuuuse me, it's "community of looters"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM (WwTwF)

114 >>> 90 65 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (6f16T)

The Democrats are in the process of self-immolation. I see nothing good coming out of this for them at all. Nothing whatsoever.

All they're doing is catering to their 20% kook base.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (e0p0c)

I tend to agree about this, and I'm not worried about Jared Kushner or anyone else in the immediate family. What ha, concerns!! me is, how many states will pull mandatory mail-in voting out of their asses.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 06, 2020 05:52 PM (0ReGO)

115 Advanced Problem.

1. ... Qxc1
2. Rxc1 Rxc1+
3. K any Nxg4
4. fxg4 f6

And the white Q can't move. Black just queens the a pawn, first moving his rookto c3 where the white K can't get at the passed pawns ... or he could win a bit fasterqueening the b pawn but that would be more work on my part.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:52 PM (AHq56)

116
I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight
Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM

excuuuuse me, it's "community of looters"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM


persons of loot

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (mFAPq)

117 Chest thread!

Blue dress lady is proof that resting bitch face can be hot on some women. There's a reason it wasn't weeded out of the gene pool.

Science!

Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (QCc6B)

118 I just took dad to get a haircut since Governor God graciously let barbers resume work, and now I get to go shopping for food.

I decided I hate most people.


Also, virtue signalling got Dennis Rodman a trip to North Korea, where I suspect he saw what was behind the curtain.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (WyVLE)

119 Hypothetical Chess problem.

Standard initial setup. Black player is not allowed to take White pawns off board (no real reason, Black player just doesn't want to). How does Black player win?

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (kOpft)

120 I'm expecting the looting community to try to storm the White House tonight
Posted by: Josephistan at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM

excuuuuse me, it's "community of looters"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:51 PM

persons of loot
Posted by: AltonJackson at June 06, 2020 05:53 PM (mFAPq)


yutes of loots ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 05:54 PM (LPnfS)

121 Defense Secretary Mark Esper Orders National Guard in D.C. to Disarm, Wear Soft Caps Instead of Helmets



How long is PDT going to put up with this insubordinate asshoe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:42 PM (85Gof)


He needs to be out of a job now. It's beyond obvious he's working against the president

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 05:55 PM (W/gIX)

122 67. Esper knows full well that LE guarding the WH were hit with pavers and sent to the hospital with concussions. And the disarming part speaks for itself. Helmets are basic PPE. Esper wants NG troops to get hurt and/or die. Well at least the mutt is showing his ass in spectacular bonobo fashion.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 05:55 PM (jtqoO)

123 Question -- has anybody in the Nacogdoches area dealt with Brazos Transit? Looks like we may have to have some major work on the car, and if we can't get a loaner, I'll need something for shopping.

Posted by: Empire1 at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (FbaiB)

124 I yield to the siren call of the napping couch. Adios.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (5v5Zx)

125 If they came for the statues, they'll come for confederate apparel from museums.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (wiXsO)

126 115 Advanced Problem.
1. ... Qxc1
2. Rxc1 Rxc1+
3. K any Nxg4
4. fxg4 f6
And the white Q can't move. Black just queens the a pawn, first moving his rookto c3 where the white K can't get at the passed pawns ... or he could win a bit fasterqueening the b pawn but that would be more work on my part.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:52 PM (AHq56)


This is the line I first found. But it doesn't work:

1...Qxc1
2.Qxg5+

Now what do you do?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (e0p0c)

127 I'm starting to think maybe all this psycho far left insanity is an op. No not a leftist op. A right wing constitutionalist op.

Can you think of any better way to make more people hate the left and the media and most of the government?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (myjNJ)

128 The White House is being targeted for capture and destruction because it's one on the few buildings black people built. If Trump allows the White House to fall or be occupied, which s floating around as a way to own the libs, the War against this Maoist Cultural Revolution taking place will be lost.... if it's not already. DC has already fallen btw.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (v8OxE)

129 52---Kieran asked me if someone put Anita Hill up to lying about Thomas. I said I'm sure of it, but I don't know what she got out of it.....
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 05:38 PM (+eVzC)
-------------------------------
What did she get out of it? Thunderous applause, a fat tenured position, book sales, speaking engagement$, and a place in the pantheon of left-wing saints. She has cashed in yuuuugely.

Go to the Museum of African American History in DC. You will see an exhibit on the great Anita Hill --- but no other mention of Clarence Thomas.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 05:57 PM (M/9m0)

130 Beautiful cat story, Wolfus!

Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020 05:57 PM (QCc6B)

131 I'm here.
It was sweltering hot today and all those dresses look hot and uncomfortable except for Melania who is gorgeous and cool as a cucumber in the dress.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (QzF6i)

132 Hey Ben Had, if you're still here, just saw you said in the pet thread that pico hijo is little brother. Wouldn't it be pico hermano? Hijo means son.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (OzQGF)

133 127 I'm starting to think maybe all this psycho far left insanity is an op. No not a leftist op. A right wing constitutionalist op.

Can you think of any better way to make more people hate the left and the media and most of the government?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 06, 2020 05:56 PM (myjNJ)

What? This is literally a Maoist Cultural Revolution in the overt early to middle stages.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (v8OxE)

134 @115 Ooops

Advanced Problem.

1. ... Qxc1
2. Rxc1 Rxc1+
3. K any Ne4
4. fxe4 f6

Same comment. @115 allows Qxg5+

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (AHq56)

135 Kate is wearing that 'difficult green' except now with textured reflective surface goodness. GAH

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (jtqoO)

136 Some good (sane?) news:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday that two elite lawyers accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department vehicle last weekend should not receive bail and must return to jail.

**Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (LPnfS)

137 Esper is putting guys under his direction in danger.

This is beyond insubordination.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (JinpT)

138 too many chinks

Posted by: angsterdamn at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (gMabG)

139 Blue dress. Too much eye shadow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (CTJwJ)

140 Japanese girl in kimono looks as sweet as a cherry blossom

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:59 PM (WwTwF)

141 @126
Qxg5 ... ha!!

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 05:59 PM (AHq56)

142 Left is intent on scaring the suburbs and alienating Hispanics. And mobilizing Deplorables. White non college is 3x blacks. They'll get black turnout and white city hipsters.

So a result like 2016, but more so. Biden will win deep blue enclaves and lose everywhere else. Hillary's Archipelago redux.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 05:59 PM (9TdxA)

143 How da fuk did this Esperbutt get to be secdef?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (WwTwF)

144 Jordan61, I'm sure you are right. My Spanish never was very good.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (JinpT)

145 102 73 aww, I like it when Don and Melania hold hands
***

Me too. They look good together.
Posted by: Nancy B. at June 06, 2020 05:48 PM (h7GHl)

Me three, but she looks PISSED in that pic. Gorgeous as always, but pissed.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (OzQGF)

146 Anita Hill. Yeah, the tenured position alone is basically a lifetime guarantee of a paycheck. And what meaningful scholarship has the professor produced? That sound you are hearing is crickets.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - does a bear shit in a wig? at June 06, 2020 06:01 PM (H5knJ)

147 144 Jordan61, I'm sure you are right. My Spanish never was very good.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (JinpT)

I mostly know that one because my father-in-law calls me Hija.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 06:01 PM (OzQGF)

148 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 06, 2020 05:57 PM (M/9m0)

I think she got thunderous applause and support, but I don't expect her tenured position came immediately. It would hard for her not to get tenure. She is a black woman.

I find it difficult to think of Clarence Thomas-from what I know of his background to ever say stuff about "pubic hair on a coke can."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:01 PM (+eVzC)

149 How da fuk did this Esperbutt get to be secdef?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:00 PM (WwTwF)

Trump nominated him?

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 06:02 PM (BAsqb)

150 The White House is being targeted for capture and destruction because it's one on the few buildings black people built. If Trump allows the White House to fall or be occupied, which s floating around as a way to own the libs, the War against this Maoist Cultural Revolution taking place will be lost.... if it's not already. DC has already fallen btw.
Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen

Second look at Mara Lago?

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:02 PM (UPF6H)

151 That makes ZERO sense.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 06, 2020 05:47 PM (IYHxL)

Her logic, based on her rhetorically militant view of the Left in modern history, is that Trump has forsaken his posture of non-negotiable anti-establishment patriotism when it came to seditious threats to the Constitution (posited over and over in his campaign) with a Kushner-influenced imperative to unifying America through compromise and deal-making (which she ascribes to the same fatal delusions long held by the GOPe).
Malkin is an uncompromising warrior, and believes Trump won because he presented himself as one too. She's disappointed in his performance in this crucial moment.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (H8QX8)

152 Common Tater, yes I have already changed it 3 times as it is so very hot here. Every evening. I just bought it. Didn't want to make it sound like I was just letting it sit. I changed it twice before I saw the stupid S hook!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (dUJdY)

153 2 Hey Ben Had, if you're still here, just saw you said in the pet thread that pico hijo is little brother. Wouldn't it be pico hermano? Hijo means son.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 05:58 PM (OzQGF)

Hermanito or pequeno hermano talvez

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (7bcfy)

154 Madamemayhem except its hard core Leftists saying that, and they are not secret Republican operatives.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:04 PM (6f16T)

155 too many chinks
Posted by: angsterdamn
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I used to stack f***s like that five feet high in Korea... use 'em for sand bags.

Posted by: Walt Kowalski at June 06, 2020 06:04 PM (1554F)

156 Trump nominated him?
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 06:02 PM (BAsqb)

yeah, but how did he manage to pass himself off as a good guy?

*looks at pic*
he looks like Comey

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (WwTwF)

157 Beautiful cat story, Wolfus!
Posted by: Max Power at June 06, 2020


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I have others, but will save them for another day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (rpbg1)

158 Comment on Advanced problem.
The point of Qxc1 is that it guards g5. The response Rxc1is not forced but white has no other better move.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (AHq56)

159 osted by: Walt Kowalski at June 06, 2020 06:04

I've missed you Walt!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (UPF6H)

160
OK... I won't dispute that the reverse of the St. Gaudens Double Eagle is the most beautiful American coin design. But I'm going against informed opinion and saying that the obverse of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar by his protege Weinman is better. Also, while St. Gaudens' Liberty is a dignified lady, Weinman lets you know she can be a dirty girl, too.

I'll also say, if I take their works on balance (Double Eagle and Indian Head Eagle vs the WL Half and the Mercury Dime), I think Weinman was the more talented of the two at coin design.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (tDHKc)

161 Hermanito or pequeno hermano talvez
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:03 PM (7bcfy)

Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (OzQGF)

162
And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.



Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 05:40 PM (85Gof)

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Proving that our First Amendment right is largely ornamental and has no basis in reality in today's new world order.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (UAOfD)

163 FenelonSpoke

That blue dress and her expression reminds me of a Vestal Virgin who is about to be interred for misbehavior.

In my world, a smile and a happy outlook cover many fashion and body issues. That is much hotter to me than the usual male standard.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 06:07 PM (u82oZ)

164 And what I particularly enjoyed in the film about Clarence Thomas was the reflections on his faith. His wife said that when he came forward after the revelations about Anita Thomas were leaked they had some friends in a prayer group come over and they were praying he put on the full armor of God

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:08 PM (+eVzC)

165 Have a great evening, everyone.

Taking Mrs Salty out to dinner. At a sorta local restaurant. Local is relative in rural areas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 06:08 PM (u82oZ)

166 All they're doing is catering to their 20% kook base.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor
Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 05:46 PM (e0p0c)


I'd like to think that. But the Left's message has spread and is spreading beyond its kooky base as never before.One cannot dismiss the cultural saturation of its propaganda.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:08 PM (H8QX8)

167 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.
Posted by: Jordan61 at

I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)

168 142 Left is intent on scaring the suburbs and alienating Hispanics. And mobilizing Deplorables. White non college is 3x blacks. They'll get black turnout and white city hipsters.

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Suburban wine moms aren't scared, they're tweeting pictures of their Dakotas and Brooklyns holding Black Lives Matter signs.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (AJ2LA)

169 There are many fake Joan Blondell pics on the net;
however, her hands and arms in this picture cause me to think a couple of those are real.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (Fk2WS)

170 Hubby had the local news on for 8 minutes, even he couldn't take more then that.
George Floyd then Covid then Floyd then Covid then Floyd & Covid, you get the idea. They did talk about the weather for 20 seconds. Grrrrrrrrr, when will it end?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (JVgnl)

171 Proving that our First Amendment right is largely ornamental and has no basis in reality in today's new world order.


Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:06 PM (UAOfD)

It's becoming a "parchment right," as the rights were in the Soviet Constitution.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (H8QX8)

172 Wasn't an appellate court supposed to smack the shit out of "Judge" Sullivan some point soon?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (aR6C/)

173 If the left is giving up on Hispanics and Latinos in general, that's practically a gift to the GOP IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 06, 2020 06:11 PM (L2ZTs)

174 FenelonSpoke

Ephesians 6:12-18 is my go to Scripture text these days.

GTG.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 06:11 PM (u82oZ)

175 172 Wasn't an appellate court supposed to smack the shit out of "Judge" Sullivan some point soon?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (aR6C/)


_____

Sullivan is a tax. All good.

Posted by: John Roberts at June 06, 2020 06:11 PM (AJ2LA)

176 It's becoming a "parchment right," as the rights were in the Soviet Constitution.


Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:10 PM (H8QX
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Indeed.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (UAOfD)

177
Suburban wine moms aren't scared, they're tweeting pictures of their Dakotas and Brooklyns holding Black Lives Matter signs.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (AJ2LA)


After "peaceful" protestors ransacked downtown Naperville IL and threw an explosive at police the next day the nitwits were putting BLM signs over the smashed out store fronts to show how down with the cause they are. And to further prove their stupidity they marched for the rest of the week shutting down the downtown area so the businesses have not been able to open. I was hoping the barbarians would have shown up at one of the Karens rallies

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (W/gIX)

178 140 . vmom I agree. That is a beautifully staged and styled photo.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (jtqoO)

179 Won't it be amusing if by the time fall rolls around everything is back to normal and masks and social distancing are a thing of the past and all major sporting events have been cancelled because greedy, elite athletes were unwillinig to give salary or be "exposed".They've already cancelled the Boston Marathon which had been postponed to September.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (QzF6i)

180 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.
Posted by: Jordan61 at

I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)

Or poco hermano, I think poco means little bit

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (7bcfy)

181 158 Comment on Advanced problem.

The point of Qxc1 is that it guards g5. The response Rxc1is not forced but white has no other better move.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:05 PM (AHq56)


Hmmm...

OK, then this happens:

1...Qxc1
2.Rxc1 Rxc1+
3.Ke2 b3
4.Qxg5+ and Black is forked.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (e0p0c)

182 177. Remember, Twitter is not real life.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (jtqoO)

183 The Breitbart link @98 has disqus comments coming very quickly ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (AHq56)

184 3 Good grief. I was first. I'm never first.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 05:23 PM (0xU82)
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Inadvertent first is the best first.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (MVjcR)

185 179
Won't it be amusing if by the time fall rolls around everything is back
to normal and masks and social distancing are a thing of the past and
all major sporting events have been cancelled because greedy, elite
athletes were unwillinig to give salary or be "exposed".They've already
cancelled the Boston Marathon which had been postponed to September.


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:12 PM (QzF6i)

++++
I sure hope the heck that I am amused in the fall. About anything.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (UAOfD)

186 So King Lockdown, Gov. Charlie Baker (RINO-MA) has announced "Phase 2" of his 4-phase "re-opening Massachusetts" plan, started 3-weeks ago.

Among the highlights of this ludicrously timid plan, day care centers can re-open, but day-program services for adults must wait at least another 3-weeks for "Phase 3". The net for me is that my son (22-year old autistic adult living in a group home) is at least 3-weeks away from getting back to his day program (which he enjoyed) - and I'm at least 3-weeks away from being able to see him again in person.

And yet, Charlie Lockdown is completely insulated because he's a leftist NeverTrump "Republican" and the Massachusetts legislature is among the more corrupt, useless, and gutless legislative bodies in the country.

I am so fucking furious at this point that I'm gonna start breaking shit if I can't get my heart rate down soon.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (DU2N9)

187 Other threads: is a hot dog a sandwich?

Chessdress thread: is a kimono a dress?

Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 06:15 PM (P1f+c)

188 I don't know about the alienating Hispanics thing. BLM is basically fuck white people. And while not all Hispanics feel that way, enough do that this will not make then less receptive to the Dem message.

Remember the Dems have built a coalition of disparate groups whose goal is to take shit from those who have and give it to them, and stoke racial grievances. As long as Dems keep promising amnesty, free this and free that to Hispanics, they'll happily vote Dem regardless of what they do for BLM.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:15 PM (AJ2LA)

189 Who was the Seattle running back who refused to talk to the media a few years ago?

He may have the brain of a fly, but that is how you talk to the media in today's environment.

People, especially pro athletes, are dumb.

Oh look, Manhattan time. One cherry please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:16 PM (Z+IKu)

190 To continue @181:

3...Rc2+
4.Kd1 Rc3
5.Ke2 Rc2+

...and it's hard to see a win for Black at this point.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:17 PM (e0p0c)

191 189 Who was the Seattle running back who refused to talk to the media a few years ago?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:16 PM (Z+IKu)


I think that was Marshawn Lynch?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:17 PM (e0p0c)

192 My last comment was directed to Not Amused.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (jtqoO)

193 In 2016, election coverage was 24/7 from January through November.

But now? It's like it's not happening.

The gaslighters are trying to pretend in some ways that there is no election because they don't want people to realize that everything they see and hear is in fact targeted election propaganda.

In some ways I think they don't want to he caught with millions of hours all their bullshit predictions and polling when Trump wins again. But I think it's more that they know it didn't work last time so they're going with a different angle - bad news and CHAOS all the time.

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (uEbPt)

194 180 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.
Posted by: Jordan61 at

I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)

Or poco hermano, I think poco means little bit
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (7bcfy)
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I looked it up and pico hijo translated as "peak son" or something. I would have bet you a nickel it was little brother or close to it. WeaselWoman was quick to correct me, as usual.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (MVjcR)

195 I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)


Isn't pico like a spur or something prickly.
I've heard it used in reference to a rusty car.
Also Pico de Gallo

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (Fk2WS)

196 @181 No.

3. Ke2 Ne4 (guards g5)
4. fxe4 f6 ( guards g5)

And the comment to my first solution applies.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AHq56)

197 182 177. Remember, Twitter is not real life.
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (jtqoO)

By Twitter I meant all social media including FB, IG and the rest. Twitter is skewed heavy young Dem. Granted. But FB is pretty universal and if anything skews old.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AJ2LA)

198 BLM will do nothing for Hispanics.

Posted by: klaftern at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (RuIsu)

199 Wow, Brit builds a matchstick Royal Navy that is astounding.

https://youtu.be/Z5IT90vZBRo

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (ecW2Y)

200 this made me grin


https://twitter.com/MericanAsFuck/status/
1269035241689059328

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (WwTwF)

201 186 - Doc J - can you ask your state rep to assist?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (jtqoO)

202 193

Good point. In the MSM it's like there is no election this year. They'll throw out a poll every now and then, but other than that it's non-stop WuhanFlu/Riots.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (AJ2LA)

203 I sure hope the heck that I am amused in the fall. About anything.
Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:14 PM (UAOfD)


I hear ya. It's very hard not to get depressed over this shit. I try to stay optimistic. Getting harder to do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (dUJdY)

204 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (ecW2Y)

How is the book coming Anna?

Posted by: ... at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (uEbPt)

205 So have they burned down the White House yet?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (Zmnko)

206 194
180 Thanks, CaliGirl! My husband speaks zero Spanish. I only know what I
remember from Spanish class mumbledly mumbledy years ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at



I'm guessing, I don't think pico means small or little.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (7bcfy)



Or poco hermano, I think poco means little bit

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:13 PM (7bcfy)

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I looked it up and pico hijo translated as "peak son" or something.
I would have bet you a nickel it was little brother or close to it.
WeaselWoman was quick to correct me, as usual.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 06:18 PM (MVjcR)

+++
I had a parrot named Chico, which I believe means small, or small boy.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (UAOfD)

207 Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AJ2LA)

Funny. I don't have faceplant, tho I was looking up some office mates pages. Enlightening. Not surprising.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (UPF6H)

208 baby problem:

1. Bf6+ Nxf6
2. Rf8+ Ng8
3. Rxg8#

?

Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (P1f+c)

209 Hispanics have low turnout. Pandering to blacks isn't going to help. Wait until Biden starts talking reparations

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (9TdxA)

210 And the other thing... business has been shit. No shows..not sure what Fall will bring but it's usually when I sock away everything from those to be able to make my annual trip to see my daughter. The shop is.. blech.. if not for you kind folk I would have zero sales the past 2 months. For real.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (dUJdY)

211 186 - Doc J - can you ask your state rep to assist?
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (jtqoO)

I did - he in so many words told me to get lost. He hasn't had a contested race since 2004 and my district went 70/30 for Felonious.

He's also a member of the Democrat leadership in the legislature so you know they ain't gonna do jack shit.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (DU2N9)

212 BLM will fuck the hispanics 6 ways from Sunday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (85Gof)

213 I avoid all so called "news". I can't control the stupidity of the asswipes in the world. BTM, MFM, looters, thugs, sellouts, and just pure ol' scum. They are all just trash I don't want to waste my time with.

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 06:24 PM (7cc/Y)

214 199
Wow, Brit builds a matchstick Royal Navy that is astounding.

https://youtu.be/Z5IT90vZBRo


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (ecW2Y)

That is something.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:25 PM (H8QX8)

215 Jewells, I'm sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:25 PM (JinpT)

216 A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

https://t.co/gy3bFTrPzY

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

217
I hear ya. It's very hard not to get depressed over this shit. I try to stay optimistic. Getting harder to do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (dUJdY)

+++We're driving down the rockiest of roads right now. Finding amusements and distractions are the only way to cope without totally going out of one's mind.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (UAOfD)

218 Just wanted to report that Blake's "Flannelmouth" hard cider is pretty great.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

219 197 oh OK, I get it. Now it's *all* SM. Alright, I'll play. Do you honestly think that any scared mommy on FB, IG, ND or what the fuck ever - is going to share their true feelings in this charged atmosphere?

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (jtqoO)

220 "Yeah, wouldn't want to go off half cock."

JEF agrees wholeheartedly.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (5irU9)

221 I had a parrot named Chico, which I believe means small, or small boy.
Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:21 PM (UAOfD)

Parrot stories always welcome.

Posted by: keep your eye on teh birdie, banned at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (NIvVo)

222 Ben Had.. I sort of expected it really. So many people out of work, watching their pennies. And I'm so upset with Etsy over their BLM bullshit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (dUJdY)

223 I kinda wish I gave a shit about the NFL so I could stop giving a shit about it now.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (AJ2LA)

224 Suburban wine moms aren't scared, they're tweeting pictures of their Dakotas and Brooklyns holding Black Lives Matter signs.
Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:09 PM (AJ2LA)
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What about us, Mom?

Posted by: Olive and Declan at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

225 And I'm so upset with Etsy over their BLM bullshit.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (dUJdY)

Ok, what did they do

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (85Gof)

226 219 197 oh OK, I get it. Now it's *all* SM. Alright, I'll play. Do you honestly think that any scared mommy on FB, IG, ND or what the fuck ever - is going to share their true feelings in this charged atmosphere?
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (jtqoO)

____

You have your opinion, I have mine. Good enough?

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:30 PM (AJ2LA)

227 ++
I had a parrot named Chico, which I believe means small, or small boy.
Posted by: washrivergal at Jun

I think chica means cute girl in Spanglish? Like odelay chica, que paso ese

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:30 PM (7bcfy)

228 Trump at the WH this evening.
I am crawling out of my own skin lately.
I fucking hate the left.
I remember when doing something harmless like standing with open carry at govs office was HORRIBLE, but now it's cheered on to kill whitey..

Where are we?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 06, 2020 06:31 PM (aR6C/)

229 NGU.. they sent all sellers an email about how they stood with BLM.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:31 PM (dUJdY)

230 What about us, Mom?
Posted by: Olive and Declan at June 06, 2020 06:29 PM (Dc2NZ)

225 And I'm so upset with Etsy over their BLM bullshit.

___

LOL. On my streets there is a Declan and an Olivia (close enough).

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:32 PM (AJ2LA)

231 The only social media I have left is LinkedIn - strictly for work-related purposes. As I go through my feed I find myself unfollowing any and all of the following...
1) Any person or company who has changed their logo to a rainbow
2) Anyone who virtue signals about "our racial problems"

I pretty much expect my feed to be empty by the end of the month, which will be fine with me.

FTS.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:32 PM (DU2N9)

232 Oh and to top it off I have some stalker sending me messages on FB jewelry page. I can't figure out how to block him.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

233 Re-reading the Founder's papers. Trying to find what wisdom they had for the comfortable (all of us) and how we measure the fight against what the cost is to our children and their children. My life is forfeit, the larger life is the current question.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (xceTB)

234 Parrot stories always welcome.

Posted by: keep your eye on teh birdie, banned at June 06, 2020 06:28 PM (NIvVo)

+++
I have a million of 'em with Chico. One being, he hated all males, so he would bite, squawk, raise all kinds of hell the moment either my husband or son came near.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (UAOfD)

235 219 197 oh OK, I get it. Now it's *all* SM. Alright, I'll play. Do you honestly think that any scared mommy on FB, IG, ND or what the fuck ever - is going to share their true feelings in this charged atmosphere?
Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:27 PM (jtqoO)
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What can you do? If you say nothing, you're not a good ally. If you say something in support, you're co-opting their struggle. If you say all lives matter, you're minimizing their pain from your position of privilege. And if you are crazy enough to object, you will be burned at the stake.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

236 DocJ - try an advocacy group for autistic children. Keep knocking on doors, there's bound to be some relief. Maybe even direct to your son's residence manager? The county official they report to. Just start knocking on doors. It's for your son, so worth it.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:34 PM (jtqoO)

237 Meanwhile I'm reading Walden (Thoreau). Had now idea how much of a "Fight Club" vibe it had. Very surprising.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:35 PM (DU2N9)

238 232 Oh and to top it off I have some stalker sending me messages on FB jewelry page. I can't figure out how to block him.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)
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Is he angry that you don't make jewelry for Prince Albert piercings?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

239 PJ Media LA mayor calls cops "killers" and is ready to defund police and give money to the protest groups, to the tune of $100,000,000
Posted by: Skip

Do it! Teach those sumbiches to vote for you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:36 PM (+y/Ru)

240 235. And then you get doxxed, lol

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:36 PM (jtqoO)

241 As a Mass resident also, I really feel for you, doc J. I live alone and when they closed my gym I was devastated. They are manipulating the statistics to make things look worse than they are. Just when the stats started to look like we were done they decided to add presumed cases and deaths causing a huge spike in the graphs. This is the second time they have done this. The first was supposedly an "error" but they put the update in one days stats causing a huge spike.
My "friends" are such typical liberals that they wouldn't even think about visiting me.
I am sick to death of this state.
I used to run community residences so I truly understand.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:36 PM (QzF6i)

242 196 @181 No.
3. Ke2 Ne4 (guards g5)
4. fxe4 f6 ( guards g5)
And the comment to my first solution applies.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:19 PM (AHq56)


4.fxe4 is the wrong move.

4.f6 Nc3+
5.Kd3 Rd1+
6.Kc4 exf6
7.Qxf6 Nd5
8.Qxg5+ Kf8
9.h6 Nc7
10.Qg7+ Ke7
11.Qxh7

...and ?

This might eventually win. But there's a quicker line. Namely, Ne4 needs to come first, before Qxc1.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (e0p0c)

243 Porquito means little

Mucho trabajo, porquito dinero (much work little money)

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (Lqy/e)

244 Powerline's Week in Pictures:

https://tinyurl.com/y7b5jg9t

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

245 Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:34 PM (jtqoO)

The Arc (main advocacy group in the area, of which Mrs. DocJ and I are quite active) have been pushing. Lockdown Charlie ignores them.

I deeply appreciate your sentiments, but I'm past the point of knocking on doors, if you catch my drift.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (DU2N9)

246 NGU.. they sent all sellers an email about how they stood with BLM.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:31 PM (dUJdY)

Sigh. Ok, thanks

I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (85Gof)

247 LinkedIn is now Facebook for work. Stopped using it long ago. I still have an account but never engage anymore.

Posted by: Not Amused at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (AJ2LA)

248
I think chica means cute girl in Spanglish? Like odelay chica, que paso ese

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 06, 2020 06:30 PM (7bcfy)

+++Yeah, I think that is right. After all of the years of Spanish I was required to take in school, I absorbed very little.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (UAOfD)

249 The girl in the blue dress looks stoned.
Probably is.
The wee Japanese lass is quite fetching.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at June 06, 2020 06:38 PM (QMwOT)

250 I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

251 ?
Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 06:22 PM (P1f+c)


Yes!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (e0p0c)

252 The wee Japanese lass is quite fetching.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at June 06, 2020 06:38 PM (QMwOT)

Yes aren't they all
Okinawa was an experience

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (85Gof)

253 Scroll down to the video, and listen to a candidate for office espouse arson and terror


https://tinyurl.com/y8zn8fqu

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (3D/fK)

254 I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

Ofcourse not you...What do you sell?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (85Gof)

255
BLM will do nothing for Hispanics.

Posted by: klaftern at June 06, 2020 06:20 PM (RuIsu)


According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago and Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (EZlRU)

256 Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.
Posted by: Jewells45

I had forgotten to mention my latest delivery is wonderful.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (UPF6H)

257 How about #1
B - f6+, N x f6;
R - a8+, N - g8
R x g8 #

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:42 PM (6f16T)

258 Ofcourse not you...What do you sell?

Handmade jewelry.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:42 PM (dUJdY)

259 Oh thanks Infidel! Sorry I couldn't find a chain like that one in a different length.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:43 PM (dUJdY)

260 212
BLM will fuck the hispanics 6 ways from Sunday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:23 PM (85Gof)

Seis ways from Domingo, h8tr.


Posted by: Random Karen at June 06, 2020 06:43 PM (ufFY8)

261 @242 Namely, Ne4 needs to come first, before Qxc1.

Oh. I missed f6 ... which is why I originally had Nxg4 ...
I'll look at yours then.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (AHq56)

262 Really don't look at the dresses here much, are the 2 twins or a double picture?

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (6f16T)

263 No worries, Jewells, I'm still on the hunt.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (UPF6H)

264 Jewells has no idea I'm going to say this.

She makes lovely jewelry but you haven't seen anything until you see the Rosaries she makes.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (JinpT)

265 243 Porquito means little

Mucho trabajo, porquito dinero (much work little money)
Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 06:37 PM (Lqy/e)

Poquito.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (NWiLs)

266 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)

267 The brand new OP the Marxist left is as follows:

- taking a picture from Facebook of their target (The Right and Whites),
- downloading it,
- using Snapchat to add something racist (or whatever ism),
- uploading the picture to reddit or Twitter or some other platform

the person is then destroyed for life based on a lie.

(Friendly advice, scrub all personal and family pictures from social media)

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (v8OxE)

268
According
to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago
and Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their
neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt
it will change any voting patterns in November


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (EZlRU)


It's a good excuse to get their violence freak on.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (ufFY8)

269 254 I have ordered a few things from them in the past..no more

Except me I hope! Not my fault they are flaming libs.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:39 PM (dUJdY)

Ofcourse not you...What do you sell?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:40 PM (85Gof)

Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:46 PM (NWiLs)

270 262 Really don't look at the dresses here much, are the 2 twins or a double picture?
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:44 PM (6f16T)


Think it's a double picture.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:46 PM (e0p0c)

271 Yay me! Just had a storm pas over with 80mph gusts. Tore the skylight right off the roof over our bathroom. So now it's tarped over, and I am praying no more storms pass through tonight.

A tree out back snapped in half as well, 12 inch trunk. Just glad it didn't hit the house.

after this, and three roof and ehicle damaging hailstorms over years, I am ready to move somewhere less, well, robust.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 06:46 PM (x8Wzq)

272
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a
large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing
support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United
States.


His bank declined to confirm whether there was a deeper
meaning behind the photograph, but Dimon had previously voiced sympathy
for the demonstrations, stating that Chase was "committed to fighting against racism and discrimination wherever and however it exists."




Gee, it would be terrible if Chase Banks got hit and hit bad

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:47 PM (EZlRU)

273 Well I was close. I know how to say it's hot out and that's about it

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 06:47 PM (Lqy/e)

274 Handmade jewelry.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:42 PM (dUJdY)

Linkie?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:47 PM (85Gof)

275 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup

It's like the old Twilight Zone episode It's a Good Life in which six year old Billy Mummy sends people to the cornfield if they don't cater to every childish whim.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (+y/Ru)

276 DocJ - yes, you want to kick in doors, amirite? Just keep a cool head, perhaps something will break.

Posted by: kallisto at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (jtqoO)

277 NGU - I think her link is in her signature. She makes lovely jewelry.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (lwiT4)

278 NGU - I think her link is in her signature. She makes lovely jewelry.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (lwiT4)

Ok thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (85Gof)

279 1. ... Ne4
2. Rxc6

Doesn't look right ... oh, wait ...
2. ... Ng3+
So fxe4 is forced. That's what I missed.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (AHq56)

280 Thank you Ben

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

281
It's
like the old Twilight Zone episode It's a Good Life in which six year
old Billy Mummy sends people to the cornfield if they don't cater to
every childish whim.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:48 PM (+y/Ru)


THAT was a creepy episode.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (ufFY8)

282
It's a good excuse to get their violence freak on.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (ufFY


I don't know if it's related but during the riots/looting in Cicero, 2 Hispanic guys were killed. Maybe they went after the wrong guys and it's revenge time

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (EZlRU)

283 Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

LOL!! Thanks.. I needed the laugh!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

284 I had a Mynah Bird in the early 70's

Melvyn

one loud motherfucker

Mostly said "I mean, I mean in jail"

and "wada say, fatso"

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (JgrP5)

285 266
So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next
month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my
blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.


Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)

++++
So very sorry to hear this. You've both put in so much time and energy just trying to get the church doors open again. How very disheartening for both of you.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (UAOfD)

286 I think a lot of people who expected to work a few more years have decided to retire now. These zoom meetings are brutal and exhausting.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (QzF6i)

287 I think that was Marshawn Lynch?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 06:17 PM (e0p0c)

Yup, that's him.

Told the media nothing. Smart.

Thanks OM!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (Z+IKu)

288 And now apparently it is forbiden to take issue with BLM and you cn and will lose your job over it. 

Posted by: Nevergiveup 


That's just phase 1 of the revolution.

Posted by: Pol Pot at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (SJDa9)

289 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.

Sorry to hear that grammie. In more ways than one!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (dUJdY)

290 According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago vand Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November


Posted by: TheQuietMan

Historically, where law enforcement refuses to their job, vigilantism erupts.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (+y/Ru)

291 According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago and Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:41 PM (EZlRU)

Good. The Latin Kings stomping the shit out of Antifa is something I'd pay good money to watch.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (NWiLs)

292 I don't think these wine moms are scared at all. They want yo be seen by everyone as compassionate. They want to be able to tell their friends how horrible other people are, as they let their Hispanic housekeeper take care of their children and lawn. As long as other people see how they are filled with guilt for being white, they don't think the BLM movement will touch them.

Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (GWvAY)

293 People like Michelle Malkin have been correct for the last 2 decades about Marxism, and people like her are consistently pushed out of the mainstream Conservatives and Right. Really makes you think.

Posted by: Gov. Stretchin Gretchen at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (v8OxE)

294 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next

month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my

blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.




Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)



Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)

295 This dent repair made me laugh:

https://tinyurl.com/ybkncukc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (+eVzC)

296 I wonder where the left is going to build their "Treblinkas" ?

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (JgrP5)

297 283 Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

LOL!! Thanks.. I needed the laugh!
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

Try saying it five times fast!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (NWiLs)

298 If you can profess Trump hate on your Facebook page, your Twitter feed, with stickers on your car, pinups in your cube . . .

. . . and keep your job,

Then how can you lose it for professing disdain for BLM?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (+fPHo)

299 The video of the University of Texas punks attack the black cop really got my blood boiling. I imagined havoc. Calmed me down bit.

Posted by: Javems at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (ofIwF)

300 So, Rev has decided to throw in the towel, er, I mean, semi-retire next month. He's pretty much done. This is really going to cut into my blogging time. I need to find him a hobby that doesn't involve me.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)


I got it ! Cooking ! Gourmet.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (zr5Kq)

301 Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)



Don't think I haven't suggested that!!

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (lwiT4)

302 Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:45 PM (lwiT4)

Sorry to hear that, grammie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (+eVzC)

303
Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)

++++
Good one.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (UAOfD)

304 I got it ! Cooking ! Gourmet.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (zr5Kq)



Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

305 Guess what I just discovered - lavender scented Vicks Vaporub!
Trying it out for my sinus issues

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (WwTwF)

306 292 I don't think these wine moms are scared at all. They want yo be seen by everyone as compassionate. They want to be able to tell their friends how horrible other people are, as they let their Hispanic housekeeper take care of their children and lawn. As long as other people see how they are filled with guilt for being white, they don't think the BLM movement will touch them.
Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 06:51 PM (GWvAY)

You're right, they are not scared, they are pissed.

Have spoken to a few of my old clients in River Oaks and they are pissed off

and in the Park Cities as well

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (JgrP5)

307 Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.

They closed the dog park my husband takes the dog to so he thought maybe go protest with the other dog people.. His sign idea"Black Labs matter " I said I don't think that's a good idea

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (Zmnko)

308 That Joan pic. That'll cause MP4 to have to break out the smelling salts. Oh, yes.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (O+I8R)

309
Out on 805 southbound in San Diego about 2 pm local time, I saw a large caravan of BLM types. They exited onto State Route 52, and then I-15 south. Headed downtown apparently. I assume they came from up north, L.A. etc.

Signs on cars, fists in the air, honking horns, and from what I could see, 100% white.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (t5m5e)

310 Sorry to hear that, grammie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:53 PM (+eVzC)



He spoke to the head elder again this afternoon. Still NO. I think the fight has gone out of him. He actually is looking into prison ministry as a possibility. Just as a volunteer.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (lwiT4)

311 Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:50 PM (JgrP5)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (+eVzC)

312 I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

he'll have you baking file cakes in no time

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (WwTwF)

313 297 283 Seashells. By the seashore. From a she shed.

LOL!! Thanks.. I needed the laugh!
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (dUJdY)

Try saying it five times fast!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (NWiLs)

-------------------------

It
It
It
It
It

I don't see what the big deal is...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (CAJOC)

314 grammie as a life long hobbyist I think he needs to find one, you might be able to help direct him to find one but to turn out well it must be his decision.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (6f16T)

315
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a
large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing
support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United
States.


He was actually bowing before his master the almighty dollar.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (aKsyK)

316 You're right, they are not scared, they are pissed.



Have spoken to a few of my old clients in River Oaks and they are pissed off



and in the Park Cities as well

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 06:55 PM (JgrP5)

I really hope so because all I'm seeing is a lot of virtue signaling nitwits showing that they are down with the cause

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (EZlRU)

317 He spoke to the head elder again this afternoon. Still NO. I think the fight has gone out of him. He actually is looking into prison ministry as a possibility. Just as a volunteer.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (lwiT4)

Head elder is a pussy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (NWiLs)

318 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.


Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

++++Not a bad idea. The way it's lookin' the inmates may be familiar faces.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (UAOfD)

319 Melania looks tired and irritable; I wonder if it's the heat.
And Duchess Kate should have that dress re-fitted, to get rid of those stupid exaggerated shoulders. Either that or give it to her daughter to play with.

Posted by: Annalucia at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (S6ArX)

320 Oh and to top it off I have some stalker sending me messages on FB jewelry page. I can't figure out how to block him.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 06:33 PM (dUJdY)


Is asking FB to do it for you an option?

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 06:57 PM (LPnfS)

321 Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (lwiT4)

I'm sorry that the Elders are so intransigent. That sounds so painful.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (+eVzC)

322
The woman in blue is attempting to psychically blow up someone's head.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (rTZNj)

323 According to Second City Cop and a few other sources Hispanic gangs in Chicago vand Cicero have been beating the shit out of rioters who enter their neighborhoods/territories. They want nothing to do with them but I doubt it will change any voting patterns in November


Posted by: TheQuietMan

What they should do is hire Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn to kick some ass.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (+y/Ru)

324 Reopen the church and say that every service is a memorial to St. George.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 06:52 PM (EZlRU)
++++
Good one.
Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (UAOfD)

Yup......excellent idea.

Watch that old "Sanford and Son" episode where Fred started his own church to dodge taxes and rake in the cash.

Lotta dumb libs out there will send you beaucoup bucks.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (Z+IKu)

325 Grammie, was the reverend able to hold services?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 06:58 PM (Dc2NZ)

326 @315
Maybe he found a penny!!

Posted by: Case at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (7cc/Y)

327 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)


Sorry, no disrespect, but not at his age don't you think ? And how much does he know about the ghetto ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (zr5Kq)

328 grammie, I'm so sorry. You have been a pillar of strength here, along with Fen! Good luck on finding him a hobby.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (UPF6H)

329 Inter

1. ...Ng3+
2. Kh2 Bg1+
3. Kxg1 Rf1+
4. Kh2 Rh1#

Posted by: jsg at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (fDIwz)

330 It
It
It
It
It

I don't see what the big deal is...
Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (CAJOC)


A hand with a red balloon reaches out from the computer screen ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (LPnfS)

331 That 1,000 yard stare by blue dress makes me think she is a Stepford wife.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (6f16T)

332 Head elder is a pussy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (NWiLs)



No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)

333 319
Melania looks tired and irritable; I wonder if it's the heat.
And
Duchess Kate should have that dress re-fitted, to get rid of those
stupid exaggerated shoulders. Either that or give it to her daughter to
play with.


Posted by: Annalucia at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (S6ArX)

++++
Donald has a grimace on his face also. They are both looking at something they do not wish to encounter. Maybe it is the Obama's or the Clinton's.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (UAOfD)

334 After speaking out last weekend about the death of George Floyd, Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott is committing to using his platform and his voice to "affect lasting change."


At the same time, Jonathan announced he is donating to four nonprofits working nationwide:the NAACP, Fair Fight, The Conscious Kid, and the ACLU.




Everyone is bending the knee

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (EZlRU)

335 Is asking FB to do it for you an option?

That's my next move if it doesn't stop by tomorrow.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

336 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)

There was a time a few years back I thought about working for the State Prison system as a Dentist. I know some Military Dentists that do, and it is kinda a sweet gig.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:01 PM (85Gof)

337 French jets flyover in Normandy, in formation, contrailing red white and blue smoke.

Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.

Posted by: Redenzo at June 06, 2020 07:01 PM (E7vND)

338 Is the Mae West ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (zr5Kq)

339 Good luck on finding him a hobby.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (UPF6H)



I'm thinking long distance trucking. He could be gone weeks at a time and I could hang out here all I want.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (lwiT4)

340 So fxe4 is forced. That's what I missed.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at June 06, 2020 06:49 PM (AHq56)


Yes. Protects the pawn on g5 AND threatens mate.

And move that does two things at once is usually a good one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (e0p0c)

341 Everyone is bending the knee
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (EZlRU

Not me. Not me ever

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (85Gof)

342 337 French jets flyover in Normandy, in formation, contrailing red white and blue smoke.

Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.

Let's celebrate here in the US with anti- American marches!

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (Zmnko)

343 I feels there is serious, pent up demand for sanity. But no leader.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (zr5Kq)

344 327 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)


Sorry, no disrespect, but not at his age don't you think ? And how much does he know about the ghetto ?
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 06:59 PM (zr5Kq)

Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (NWiLs)

345 Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.

Let's celebrate here in the US with anti- American marches!
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:02 PM (Zmnko)

Gives me a heavy heart.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (85Gof)

346 314
grammie as a life long hobbyist I think he needs to find one, you might
be able to help direct him to find one but to turn out well it must be
his decision.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 06:56 PM (6f16T)


Don't take up baking, unless you have a few pounds to spare.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (ofIwF)

347 I'm thinking long distance trucking. He could be gone weeks at a time and I could hang out here all I want.
Posted by: grammie winger

Or sign him into a slow boat to China.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 07:03 PM (+y/Ru)

348 I don't get the Kate fascination.
She always looks low rent to me.
May I say as a MA resident, "Charlie Baker sucks dog dicks."



Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Finger at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (a1s18)

349 Gives me a heavy heart.

Breaks mine too

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (Zmnko)

350 No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)


Start your own ministry for shut-ins of the non criminal kind? Work with an established hospice as a chaplain?

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (LPnfS)

351 No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)


In happier news, my church is reopening for a full service tomorrow, as the county swings into "Phase II" of the reopening schedule. Before, we had to do two little services, but now we can do one big one, just like we did in the Before Times.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (e0p0c)

352 350 No kidding. They shut the church down before the lockdown even went into effect. First week of March was our last service.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (lwiT4)

Start your own ministry for shut-ins of the non criminal kind? Work with an established hospice as a chaplain?
Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (LPnfS)

There's always televangelism.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (NWiLs)

353
Has anybody covered the fake teargas story? Liberal Hivemind had some video that caught it, but he didn't mention it.
Or am I way behind, as usual?

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 07:05 PM (9tU8U)

354 Insom - he's done prison ministry before, although it's been many many years. He also has experience with special needs kids. Maybe he could be a substitute teacher. Don't worry - I'll be sure to find him something!

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:05 PM (lwiT4)

355 Insom bringing the funny today!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 07:05 PM (dUJdY)

356 341 Everyone is bending the knee
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (EZlRU


no they are not

at best, unscientific data

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (JgrP5)

357 Liberty. Very nice. The USA saved the world. Wonderful remembrance.
Posted by: Redenzo


Those are also the national colors of the French flag, the French tri-color.

I think they are doing it for that reason.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (ZCiJZ)

358 Donating money to the NAACP is like flushing money down the toilet

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (Zmnko)

359 What about ministering to the military ? Law Enforcement ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (zr5Kq)

360 grammie, he could go walter white and start a meth lab

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (WwTwF)

361 Insom - televangelism is out. He looks horrible in eyeliner.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (lwiT4)

362 Oh please no. He's worse than me. I'm thinking prison. Prison ministry, I mean.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 06:54 PM (lwiT4)


I did a bit of work with some cons and ex-cons a while back. It was the most frustrating, depressing task I ever tried to do, and I sucked real bad at it. Should the Rev go that route, I hope he's way better at it than me.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (e0p0c)

363 I know hospitals have chaplains. I am full of ideas ! Just ask me !

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (zr5Kq)

364 361 Insom - televangelism is out. He looks horrible in eyeliner.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (lwiT4)

That you state this as a known fact is disturbing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (NWiLs)

365 Donald has a grimace on his face also.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 06, 2020 07:00 PM (UAOfD)

Change that to

"Ronald has a Grimace on his face"

and you've got a whole new meaning.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (CAJOC)

366 341; it's like a flu shot, probably won't work, but if someone accostsvyou about it, you'll do it to keep your job

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:07 PM (ONvIw)

367 grammie, he could go walter white and start a meth lab
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:06 PM (WwTwF)


Call Saul !!! For all of your Road to Damascus needs ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (LPnfS)

368 runner - military has their own chaplains, but police officers might be a possibility. One pastor he knew used to be the chaplain for the New York Jets. Maybe he could do something like that

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (lwiT4)

369
he's done prison ministry before, although it's been many many years. He also has experience with special needs kids.

--------

I have a job for him, once I finish incarcerating all Congressmen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (tDHKc)

370 oh oh oh I know!
bartender!
it's a lot like ministering, in its own way

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (WwTwF)

371
I'm thinking long distance trucking. He could be gone weeks at a time and I could hang out here all I want.
Posted by: grammie winger at J

lol *smootches*

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 07:09 PM (UPF6H)

372 Beginner:
bf6+ knight takes bishop
rf8+ knight to g8r takes knight at g8 mate

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 07:09 PM (r8gGP)

373 @ grammie winger

hmmmm

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (zr5Kq)

374 oh oh oh I know!
bartender!
it's a lot like ministering, in its own way


Scotch and soda holy water, please ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (LPnfS)

375 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 07:08 PM (tDHKc)



How is your wee one doing?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (lwiT4)

376 The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United States.

--------

Maybe he just went full Scrooge McDuck.

You never go full Scrooge McDuck.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:10 PM (kVr0X)

377 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:04 PM (e0p0c)

Congratulations!.

We are having a service behind the church where "in the day" they used to have revival services. It's the next step to actually getting IN the church

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:11 PM (+eVzC)

378

Korea Girl sandwich! I'll bring the meat...

Posted by: Ped Xing at June 06, 2020 07:11 PM (tf+I0)

379 The CEO of JPMorgan Chase was photographed taking a knee in front of a large bank vault on Friday, sparking speculation that he was expressing support for anti-racism protests that have spread across the United States.

Maybe he dropped a quarter

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:11 PM (0xU82)

380 Oy.

back out to the chores ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music History Critic ... at June 06, 2020 07:12 PM (LPnfS)

381 Love the historical dresses.

Kate looks good in green, but I don't love that fabric.

What a great summer dress FLOTUS has on!

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:12 PM (kIHih)

382 A man identifying himself as Ace Burns delivered an ominous threat to New Yorkers Saturday during a live interview on Fox News, warning that protesters could set fire to Manhattans storied Diamond District if New York leaders don't meet their demands.

Becauses, no doubt, JOOOOS

Anyone gonna arrest this fine gentle giant trying to improve his life for making terrorist threats?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (85Gof)

383 All these businesses, celebs, fools and douche bags donating money to the BM's of the world will make not one bit of difference.

The money will be wasted, the promises of "change" forgotten and 20 years from now some rapper/country artist/femdom will be rapping about ridin dirty.

One big circle jerk.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (Z+IKu)

384 The money will be wasted, the promises of "change" forgotten and 20 years from now some rapper/country artist/femdom will be rapping about ridin dirty.

One big circle jerk.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (Z+IKu)

---------

A circle jerk and Bentleys. Mostly Bentleys.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:15 PM (kVr0X)

385 No.

Posted by: good goy at June 06, 2020 07:15 PM (GJNDp)

386 They are looking to take out the White House.

And why wouldn't they think that's a reasonable possibility when every time they've marched and demanded something else be torn down to appease them, it was done?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yahrjxym

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 07:16 PM (kOpft)

387 (GJNDp)


?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:16 PM (lwiT4)

388 Posted by: good goy at June 06, 2020 07:15 PM (GJNDp)

Fuck you asshole.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:16 PM (85Gof)

389 The Japanese girl is very cute.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:17 PM (HEosa)

390 Oops. Looks like someone is dropping the dime on them sneaky Jooos upthread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:17 PM (kVr0X)

391 protester demands end to killings ... and some p*ssy

https://youtu.be/3E1vnknFdEY

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:17 PM (WwTwF)

392 Hope some Air Force fighter aircraft are armed and ready to defend the White House

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (6f16T)

393 I really hope so because all I'm seeing is a lot of virtue signaling nitwits showing that they are down with the cause. Posted by: TheQuietMan

Yep. I thought Naperville getting trashed would wake them up. But no. Since then, protests in Lake Forest and Buffalo Grove--all virtue signaling.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (tkNkP)

394 somebody wants tonsils removed with a hot poker

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (zr5Kq)

395 They're protesting in Lake Forest?? I thought they had people for that.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (lwiT4)

396 Any estimate on crowd size yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (JinpT)

397 Oh my, we have a strutting Dumbkopffuhrer visiting?

He should join Widestance Pepe somewhere, they can argue over Who's White During the Struggle, or something.


Meanwhile, what did I miss? Is DC burning? Anywhere else? Did Floyd's body fall out of the casket, a la Khomeini, when the Ghanaian funeral dancers tossed it around over-head? Or did I dream that part?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:21 PM (El6T/)

398 396 Any estimate on crowd size yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (JinpT)

in btwn Don'r care and don't give a shit

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:21 PM (JgrP5)

399 Lake Forest, IL median income : $175,840. Not as high as other north shore burbs, but up there.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (zr5Kq)

400 OAN said 20 policeman have been shot in the last week

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (6f16T)

401 Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful protestors" out of their area.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (hKLpI)

402 216 A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

https://t.co/gy3bFTrPzY
Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?

Unbelievable.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:23 PM (kIHih)

403 How Tucker Carlson ought to interview a BLM spokes person.
Tucker: "Welcome to the program, Sir. I agree with you that Black Lives Matter. Please tell our audience what other lives matter."

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 07:23 PM (r8gGP)

404 401 Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful protestors" out of their area.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (hKLpI)

the good guys

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (JgrP5)

405 OAN said 20 policeman have been shot in the last week

==

But it was for a good cause !

-BLM

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (zr5Kq)

406 Lake Forest, IL median income : $175,840. Not as high as other north shore burbs, but up there.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (zr5Kq)



I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (lwiT4)

407 How about #1
B - f6+, N x f6;
R - a8+, N - g8
R x g8 #
Posted by: Skip


The second move has to be with the other rook (Rg, otherwise black can interpose the queen first, and stretch things out for another turn.

Posted by: mikeski at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (P1f+c)

408 401 Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful protestors" out of their area.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth)


Hmm, I guess I will keep dad's last set of clubs. I have bats too.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (UPF6H)

409 Any estimate on crowd size yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 07:20 PM (JinpT)

--------

The Park Service and the BLM organizers have settled on a compromise estimate since they couldn't agree on the actual count.

Officially there are a shitload of mourners in attendance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (kVr0X)

410 Japanese girls seem to specialize in being cute and adorable. I'm sure it's just an illusion but it's a good one.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:25 PM (HEosa)

411 Didja see Nursing Home Andy taking a victory lap?

Andrew Cuomo@NYGovCuomo
We did the impossible.

On Monday NYC will open phase one.

We didn't just flatten the curve - we crushed it. #NYTough

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 07:26 PM (+y/Ru)

412 Was flipping through the cable news, didn't see DC live, mostly talking heads

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:26 PM (6f16T)

413 I have been unfollowing most of my craft IG and YouTubers because of this BLM/antifa BS. These are wine moms who crochet. or needlework or watercolor or review cozy mysteries who seem to think that I give 2 shits about their politics. These women have children and just talk about crafting or books are suddenly down with the black man. Some aren't even in the US. Trashing Trump and conservatives like we sacrifice blacks for dinner.

Posted by: Megthered at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (x6O5L)

414 Think the Fishtown/Phila baseball bats and golf club thing was a few days ago. I read that Phila PD - somebody - initially gave their blessing, then later some brass denounced it.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (El6T/)

415 Yep.
I thought Naperville getting trashed would wake them up. But no.
Since then, protests in Lake Forest and Buffalo Grove--all virtue
signaling.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (tkNkP)


According to the Naperville police twitter, 200 people marched yesterday but they weren't all locals. Cops got wise to 30 in the crowd who were there to do more than virtue signal and made 2 arrests. It's a pity the mayhem didn't start in the middle of the wine moms virtue signaling. I would have paid to see that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (EZlRU)

416 Well, isn't THIS special: our company set up a Go Fund me campaign where they'll match our donations to the NAACP and BLM.
AND, extra special hotness: the organizing entity can SEE WHO donated, EVEN if you do it anonymously -- so we're forced, contra NYS labor laws [insert joke here] to contribute $$$ to our enemies, or go on the Maoist Shit list. Forever labeled as white supremacists.

We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.

Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (+0Ebw)

417 ANTIFA cancelled their protest in Placerville, CA today when the Hell's Angels said they would be meeting them there


https://twitter.com/DeAnna4Congress/status/
1269358600453083137

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:28 PM (WwTwF)

418 > Think the Fishtown/Phila baseball bats and golf club thing was a few days ago.

You're right, so it was. I just saw it in my new Twatter feed for some reason.

I'm guessing that Fishtown was not looted and burned.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (hKLpI)

419 I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions.


Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (lwiT4)


Emo Phillips joke about the Chicago northshore burbs. There was a blackout in Lake Forest (pause) but the police showed up and asked him to leave

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (EZlRU)

420 I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:24 PM (lwiT4)

Hispanics/Latinos.

I am willing to bet that those protesting are millennials or zillenials whose mommy and daddy are filthy rich and don't know how to entertain their precious. "Protest ? Go right ahead dear. Wear sunscreen."

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (zr5Kq)

421 this is all going to be turned back to the blue cities.

and eventually, they will tire of it

this bullshit has no core

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (JgrP5)

422 > Hmm, I guess I will keep dad's last set of clubs. I have bats too.

I remember during the bad riots in the UK about 15-20 years ago that Brits developed a sudden and unaccountable fascination with baseball. As I recall, baseball bats made the top ten best-selling items on amazon.co.uk.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (hKLpI)

423
392 Hope some Air Force fighter aircraft are armed and ready to defend the White House
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (6f16T)

---

That would provide the Left with an incident they would use for propaganda, for the next hundred years.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (t5m5e)

424
Locals in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia have taken to the
street with baseball bats and golf clubs to keep the "peaceful
protestors" out of their area.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth)



People in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago were in front of their homes and businesses with bats and pipes to protect them. Lightfoot said she wouldn't not stand for any vigilantism. Rioting and looting - yes. Protecting your home or business - no

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (EZlRU)

425 Yup, retired in 2014 to coach.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:31 PM (ONvIw)

426 On a lighter note: Johnny Carson with talking Myna
Bird. There are actually two different clips spliced together, but the one that stops around 1:54 is the best one:

https://tinyurl.com/y8wurpas

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (+eVzC)

427 NY didn't crush any curves, doubtful they affected any curves. If any lives were "saved", it's impossible to say, since the entire purpose of "curve flattening" was the *timing* of acute cases, not reducing the total number thru the course of the epidemic - only "saved" lives would have been from those directly attributable to no access to acute care. No instances known. And NYC was the only place that even came close to maxing out, most places delivered body blows to hospitals and medicine generally by emptying them and watching them sit unused.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (El6T/)

428 416 Well, isn't THIS special: our company set up a Go Fund me campaign where they'll match our donations to the NAACP and BLM.

******
Beverly, how are you? I was thinking about you the other night. Hopefully things have calmed down in your area.

Your work expecting you to contribute to any cause is just wrong.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (kIHih)

429 *where is everybody ? feels walls ...

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (zr5Kq)

430 Did the comments go boom while I was gone?

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (DU2N9)

431 Solutions up, TJM's movie thread presumably will be up later.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (e0p0c)

432 Guess not.

Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (DU2N9)

433 417 ANTIFA cancelled their protest in Placerville, CA today when the Hell's Angels said they would be meeting them there


https://twitter.com/DeAnna4Congress/status/
1269358600453083137
Posted by: vmom 2020



That's just,,,I don't know. Heinlein's Crazy Years meets Interesting Times?

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (HEosa)

434 430 Did the comments go boom while I was gone?
Posted by: DocJ at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (DU2N9)


Just a glitch in the Matrix. Pay it no mind.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:33 PM (e0p0c)

435 I am willing to bet that those protesting are millennials or zillenials whose mommy and daddy are filthy rich and don't know how to entertain their precious. "Protest ? Go right ahead dear. Wear sunscreen."
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM (zr5Kq)

since the malls and movie theaters are closed

the parents see this as an answer to baby sitting

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:33 PM (JgrP5)

436 https://twitter.com/DeAnna4Congress/status/
1269358600453083137
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 07:28 PM (WwTwF)

I'd love to think they were in DC, but alas.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:33 PM (ONvIw)

437 The Other McCain has an article up about the Protesting for BLM is the new religion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:34 PM (+eVzC)

438 426 On a lighter note: Johnny Carson with talking Myna
Bird. There are actually two different clips spliced together, but the one that stops around 1:54 is the best one:

https://tinyurl.com/y8wurpas
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (+eVzC)


Hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (e0p0c)

439 We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.
Posted by: Beverly

Just put in $0.01, it will cost them more to process it and you'll make the 'good employee' list.


Start looking for another place to work, though.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (VcFUs)

440 REDACTED, you are right. As soon as mall and movie theaters open it will overtake current zest for protest.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (zr5Kq)

441 Seeing all these idiots (mostly younger) wearing masks (anywhere, but especially outside), "protesting" without having the slightest familiarity with the facts and merits of what they think they're "protesting", I'm provisionally writing the country off.

The emptiness of their minds and the olympian scale of their arrogance and moral narcissism, rightly compared to Maoist yute during the Cultural Revolution.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (El6T/)

442
Hope some Air Force fighter aircraft are armed and ready to defend the White House
Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:19 PM (6f16T)

---

That would provide the Left with an incident they would use for propaganda, for the next hundred years.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug


Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would reunite to sing about it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (aKsyK)

443 Lake Forest, IL median income : $175,840. Not as high as other north shore burbs, but up there.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:22 PM (zr5Kq)

I would be willing to bet that if there are black people in Lake Forest, most are in, what should I say - service positions. Posted by: grammie winger

Halas Hall, Bears training facility, is in Lake Forest. Lake Foresters just making sure the players know their issues are understood. They did board up the windows in their small business district in advance though (perhaps sending a somewhat contradictory message) but from what I understand the protest was very peaceful and virtue-signally.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (tkNkP)

444 Donald smirking at freshly burned press.
Melania planning to actually burn press.

Posted by: DaveA at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (FhXTo)

445 Wuhan flu cases are skyrocketing in Seattle again. Hmmm. Almost as if having thousands of rioters, errr I mean peaceful protestors together for a week is not safe social distancing. Im sure it will be blamed on Trump though.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (8gRYD)

446 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would reunite to sing about it.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (aKsyK)

Well only if they put up a handicapped ramp for them to get up onto the stage

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (85Gof)

447 https://tinyurl.com/y8wurpas
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:32 PM (+eVzC)
Hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:35 PM (e0p0c)


I actually remember seeing the "ha ha ha" clip when it originally aired.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (e0p0c)

448 Anyone gonna arrest this fine gentle giant trying to improve his life for making terrorist threats?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:13 PM (85Gof)

No they're gonna lick his balls...Wilhelm will do it, unless he prefers the crazy daughter.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (ONvIw)

449 > A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

> Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

> Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?

I've been trolling the shit out of Twatter communists by pointing out that he was a brave Hispanic man, likely of indigenous descent, who was merely defending his homeland against would-be white colonizers.

As that evil fuck Alinsky said, make them live up to their own rulebook.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (hKLpI)

450 We are swimming in a sea of lies and collaboration.

East Germany had nothing on us.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (yQpMk)

451 I am willing to bet that those protesting are millennials or zillenials whose mommy and daddy are filthy rich and don't know how to entertain their precious. "Protest ? Go right ahead dear. Wear sunscreen."
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:29 PM

After the protest they're going to gather at Olivia and Madison's house (it's closest) for some White Claws.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (kIHih)

452 My church is meeting tomorrow-maximum 40 people and social Distancing. I'm not sure if we're allowed to sing.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (0xU82)

453 Some of the faculty at GWU Law, my old school, has tried unsuccessfully to take back an honorary degree the school gave to AG Bill Barr.

The school regularly importunes me to leave a bequest to them in my will.

I would very much like to replay as to how many fucks I do not give about a "woke" law school.

Posted by: Flea Bailey at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (AD32I)

454 What Beverly described is the most alien, infuriating, and outrageous element - of many - of the Idiot Gleichschaltung now apparently swamping the country.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (El6T/)

455 Halas Hall, Bears training facility, is in Lake Forest.


They have a very nice obstetrics hospital there too, that's where all my grandchildren were born.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (lwiT4)

456 Halas
Hall, Bears training facility, is in Lake Forest. Lake Foresters just
making sure the players know their issues are understood.
They did board up the windows in their small business district in
advance though (perhaps sending a somewhat contradictory message) but
from what I understand the protest was very peaceful and
virtue-signally.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 07:36 PM (tkNkP)


The protest was invitation only

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (EZlRU)

457 I saw Sea of Lies open for Seal at the Thunderdome back in 2000.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:39 PM (zr5Kq)

458 Bongino report - 17 people have lost their lives so far in these protests/ looting, but only St George's counts.

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:39 PM (6f16T)

459 > The protest was invitation only

Probably had valet parking and a rope-line with bouncers to keep the riff-raff out.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:39 PM (hKLpI)

460 My church is meeting tomorrow-maximum 40 people and social Distancing. I'm not sure if we're allowed to sing.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (0xU82)



Probably not.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:40 PM (lwiT4)

461 The school regularly importunes me to leave a bequest to them in my will.

I would very much like to replay as to how many fucks I do not give about a "woke" law school.
Posted by: Flea Bailey at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (AD32I)

I get similar requests "don't you want to help students?"
I say "fuck no, leave me alone, the little bastards can take out loans" . It doesn't work.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:40 PM (ONvIw)

462 Well, isn't THIS special: our company set up a Go Fund me campaign where they'll match our donations to the NAACP and BLM.
AND,
extra special hotness: the organizing entity can SEE WHO donated, EVEN
if you do it anonymously -- so we're forced, contra NYS labor laws
[insert joke here] to contribute $$$ to our enemies, or go on the Maoist
Shit list. Forever labeled as white supremacists.

We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.


Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (+0Ebw)


Truly Soviet.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (EZlRU)

463 A Mexican in McAllen responds to BLM

> Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 06:26 PM (Fk2WS)

> Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?

I've been trolling the shit out of Twatter communists by pointing out that he was a brave Hispanic man, likely of indigenous descent, who was merely defending his homeland against would-be white colonizers.

As that evil fuck Alinsky said, make them live up to their own rulebook.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:37 PM (hKLpI)


Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.

Figures.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (NiXyF)

464 Probably not.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 06, 2020 07:40 PM (lwiT4)

Tell them you're singing hymns in honor of St George and they'll come join you. Call every service a memorial

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:42 PM (ONvIw)

465 458 Bongino report - 17 people have lost their lives so far in these protests/ looting, but only St George's counts.
Posted by: Skip



Once his usefulness has been completed and he's finally buried into the ground, that family will be Cindy Sheehan'd. The Needs of the Revolution will move on.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 06, 2020 07:42 PM (HEosa)

466 Turns out the 75-year old "peace activist" was inciting violence. He was hand-scanning the police to wiretap or even jam their communications. The info would be passed on to his ANTIFA buddies to attack police. That old son of a bitch is a domestic terrorist, not a victim. Fuck him.

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (Ndje9)

467 > Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.

Someone (Tom Servo, I think) is familiar with the area and says he's probably related to half the town. Not likely anything serious will happen to him.

But if someone hears of a bail or defense fund, please do post it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (hKLpI)

468 I miss Johnny Carson.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (UPF6H)

469 We have the choice of ponying up to the Mafia, or risk losing our jobs.

Posted by: Beverly at June 06, 2020 07:27 PM (+0Ebw)

Truly Soviet.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (EZlRU)


Companies use the same trick to coerce "voluntary" "donations" to United Way.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (NiXyF)

470 466 Turns out the 75-year old "peace activist" was inciting violence. He was hand-scanning the police to wiretap or even jam their communications. The info would be passed on to his ANTIFA buddies to attack police. That old son of a bitch is a domestic terrorist, not a victim. Fuck him.
Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (Ndje9)

He deserved what he got, if spying for antifa.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (ONvIw)

471 "Skyrocketing" cases of C-19 aren't of any consequence, if the "protesters" aren't elderly and/or medically compromised. The IFR is almost surely vastly over-estimated at twice influenza (0.10 vs 0.26), and the more confirmed cases, the clearer that will be.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:44 PM (El6T/)

472
Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.

Figures.
Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (

The police: we're receiving no support and being left twisting in the wind by everyone while thugs run loose

Also the police:

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (wt2Wd)

473 Did you hear the Ponytails yelling for someone to call 911?




Someone should have yelled, We did. But they've been defunded

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (EZlRU)

474 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (El6T/)

475 Skyrocketing!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (EgshT)

476 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (El6T/)

All I know is that the old fuck was a professional rabble rouser and well known to the Police. And he did not follow orders to withdraw and reached out to touch the police. He got what he deserved

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (85Gof)

477 > It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions.

I've seen no confirmation, but he was clearly doing something hinky down around the cop's belt area.

All the cop has to say is "I thought he was going for my gun", which may well be what he DID think.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (hKLpI)

478 IMHO

for every person that is protesting

two Trump voters are created (or saved)

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (JgrP5)

479 We're back in business!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (EgshT)

480 What? No celebrations here over Biden clinching the Dem nomination this week?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (El6T/)

481 My temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (zr5Kq)

482 Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 07:38 PM (0xU82)

We social distanced last week and we were certainly going to sing on Pentecost Sunday. We don't have a choir. It might be a problem with a choir but if you're sitting six feet apart it's ridiculous not to sing, IMO, but I'm not a Dr. We have to sing ""Holy Holy Holy" on Trinity Sunday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:48 PM (+eVzC)

483 481 My temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:47 PM (zr5Kq)


kinda high for a vampire

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:48 PM (JgrP5)

484 Buffalo old guy looked like he took the fall

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:48 PM (9TdxA)

485 My temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?

We'd better be sure. Roll up that sleeve.

Posted by: The Fauci-Gates Consortium at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (EgshT)

486 temperature is 97.3...I am good, right ?
Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020

If Fahrenheit, yes.

If Celcius... I call dibs on runner's gun collection.

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (wt2Wd)

487 Minneapolis Mayor Freybrain apparently went out to rap with the "protestors", "hang wid' his homies", as it were.

Apparently they insulted the hell out of him and told him to go the fuck home. So he did, like the candyassed soyboy he is.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (hKLpI)

488 Lawrence of Arabia coming up on TCM

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (9TdxA)

489 Yeah, I'll only step up on the platform as presiding judge at this drum-head tribunal to agree that the old guy is entirely responsible for his problems, as he was ignoring repeated legitimate normal police direction to clear the way during a large street-sweep operation.

I was just wondering about the "scanning" speculation, if it had received substantial confirmation from any source.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (El6T/)

490 74 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.
****

If you look closely at the video, the old guy walks toward a cop and passes what looks like a cell phone over and along the cop's arm, where I *think* his radio is attached. So he may have been trying to capture the frequency the police were using to communicate.

I also think the guy's age led directly to his falling backward. It's very common for geezers (I am one) to have poor balance.

In any case what happened doesn't rise to a firing offense.

Posted by: Flea Bailey at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (AD32I)

491 Just remember that for every person that is the street, like in NYC

there are hundreds that are not, maybe thousands

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (JgrP5)

492
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would reunite to sing about it.
One of these, er, gentlemen just asked my B-I-L to take his equipment from a LA warehouse and bring it to Bakersfield for safekeeping. Guess the libtard.

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (a1s18)

493 Lawrence of Arabia coming up on TCM
Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:50 PM (9TdxA)

Yup. Decent movie and will kill the rest of the evening. Thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (85Gof)

494 If Fahrenheit, yes.

If Celcius... I call dibs on runner's gun collection.
Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:49 PM (wt2Wd)



Of course it's Fahrenheit. I am not a commie.

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (zr5Kq)

495 Bride of Frankenstein coming up on Sven

Posted by: Blutarski at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (VNfwt)

496 > One of these, er, gentlemen just asked my B-I-L to take his equipment from a LA warehouse and bring it to Bakersfield

What, out there in White Supremacist Jesusland?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:51 PM (hKLpI)

497 The Purge coming up in DC

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:52 PM (wt2Wd)

498 Is the bit about the Buffalo old guy actually confirmed? It was the immediate speculation by some, based on his actions. Sort of thing that really needs to be confirmed out the wazoo before people start clinging to it, bitterly or otherwise.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (El6T/)


I don't know about confirmed, but he definitely was holding up a cell phone to two different officers' comm equipment . . . a third cop came up from behind the first two and he's the one who started pushing the guy back.

I speculate that the third cop saw that the guy was trying to electonically scan the first two cops and decided that was a bad thing to do.

Also, isn't it just a tad interesting that the entire 70+ of the Buffalo swat team all resigned in support of the cops in the incident?

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:52 PM (NiXyF)

499 Apparently Texas Chainsaw Patriot has been arrested.



Figures.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 07:41 PM (



The police: we're receiving no support and being left twisting in the wind by everyone while thugs run loose



Also the police:

Posted by: Vanya at June 06, 2020 07:45 PM (wt2Wd)

+1

Posted by: Methos at June 06, 2020 07:52 PM (kOpft)

500 And I like the "Greetings From Japan" picture. Very pretty Spring like Kimono.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (+eVzC)

501 Ignoramus - you mean he "took a fall" as in a faked fight? Looks like he might have, but if true, clearly miscalculated his athletic ability.

Lawrence of Arabia is a movie that needs a giant screen and excellent sound. One of the few DVDs I own.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (El6T/)

502 Prometheus coming up on Nickelodeon. Wait, what?

Posted by: The Fauci-Gates Consortium at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (EgshT)

503 Floyd family will get a settlement north of $10 million. Garner family got $6 million.

Why their lawyer is pushing for Murder One, to drive up the settlement

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (9TdxA)

504
I'd bet on Young first, then Crosby.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (DCVgi)

505 So Buffalo old guy probably took one for the team

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 07:53 PM (6f16T)

506 Mmmm, Japan.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:54 PM (El6T/)

507 What, out there in White Supremacist Jesusland?

Funny shit! NIMBY musician say what?

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 07:54 PM (a1s18)

508
My temp is usually in the 97s.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 07:55 PM (tDHKc)

509 Buffalo old man was hardly pushed. His reaction backwards looks exaggerated. Then he couldn't control it

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 06, 2020 07:55 PM (9TdxA)

510 "Lawrence of Arabia is a movie that needs a giant screen and excellent sound. One of the few DVDs I own."

Yeah, that didn't flow very well.

Actually meant to try to see it on a big screen up in LA back in September, but forgot. There's a company that screens the classics in theaters occasionally.

But since big screens are mostly gone, I'm OK for seeing it now and then at home.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:56 PM (El6T/)

511 503 Floyd family will get a settlement north of $10 million. Garner family got $6 million.


They're already pushing each other out of the way to get to the mike to claim their share...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (Zmnko)

512 Masses of people who apparently "can't breathe" lying down on the freeway in south FL.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (El6T/)

513 That video of Mayor Frey with those hoodlums is something. Go find it and watch.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (xPl2J)

514 My temp is always 103

dee dee dum dee

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (JgrP5)

515 512 Masses of people who apparently "can't breathe" lying down on the freeway in south FL.

Car runs over them they won't be breathing

Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (Zmnko)

516 I'd bet on Young first,
Hannah, what do we have for our winner tonight?

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (a1s18)

517 > Apparently they insulted the hell out of him and told him to go the fuck home. So he did, like the candyassed soyboy he is.

https://tinyurl.com/freybrain

I recommend skipping past the communist rhetoric (which we've all heard before) and going right to the beginning of Mayor Freybrain's Game-of-Thrones-style "Walk of Shame" at 02:00, or thereabouts.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (hKLpI)

518 "Say Black lives matter
Say Black lives matter
Say Black lives matter

We're not here for ourselves
We're here for our ancestors

[And reparations money]

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (Fk2WS)

519 512 Masses of people who apparently "can't breathe" lying down on the freeway in south FL.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (El6T/)

Run them over.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (NWiLs)

520 They're already pushing each other out of the way to get to the mike to claim their share...
Posted by: It's me donna at June 06, 2020 07:57 PM (Zmnko)

If they are pushing people out of the way, then my money is on the mother of his daughter....Have you seen the arms on that women? They are bigger than an nfl lineman's thighs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (85Gof)

521
Hannah, what do we have for our winner tonight?

Woohoo!

Posted by: Pelosi's Filthy Fingers

Uh oh....

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (DCVgi)

522 > We're not here for ourselves
> We're here for our ancestors

> [And reparations money]

And new iMacs.
And big-screen TVs
And Louis Vuitton handbags

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:59 PM (hKLpI)

523
I recommend skipping past the communist rhetoric (which we've all heard before) and going right to the beginning of Mayor Freybrain's Game-of-Thrones-style "Walk of Shame" at 02:00, or thereabouts.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (hKLpI)

------

Wut a fag

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (tDHKc)

524 NOOD Alexander

Posted by: runner at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (zr5Kq)

525 Want to understand why there are so many people rioting and protesting? OK, half the country has an IQ below average.

Posted by: An Observation at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (r8gGP)

526

Kimono my house

https://tinyurl.com/y8cmf7o8

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 06, 2020 08:01 PM (aKsyK)

527 Wondering if I'll watch Gutfeld tonight, if it's on. Am not in the mood for Tyrus.

Could put on Band of Brothers, being D-Day and all.

That old man in Buffalo fell over like he was the Bills defense in a Super Bowl.

So is it 40 days of mourning and penance for St George? Do we get to celebrate Independence Day this year?

Oh, and Judit's kind of cute but I try to steer clear of Judiths.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 06, 2020 08:02 PM (DY3v8)

528 Apparently they insulted the hell out of him and told him to go the fuck home. So he did, like the candyassed soyboy he is.



https://tinyurl.com/freybrain



I recommend skipping past the communist rhetoric (which we've all
heard before) and going right to the beginning of Mayor Freybrain's
Game-of-Thrones-style "Walk of Shame" at 02:00, or thereabouts.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 06, 2020 07:58 PM (hKLpI)

And that's what you get soy boy for trying to appease the mob. The mob still hates you no matter what

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (EZlRU)

529 https://tinyurl.com/y9pbh5r2

Conservative Treehouse post about the Buffalo incident.

Posted by: filbert at June 06, 2020 08:03 PM (NiXyF)

530 He deserved what he got, if spying for antifa.

Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (ONvIw)


Did he live?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (Fk2WS)

531 WOW--it gets even better. Not only was Grandpa Antifa wiretapping the police, HE WAS WEARING A HOLLYWOOD STUNT BLOOD BAG.

You can easily see the tubes on his mask. Pure Theater. Check it out--Posobeic.

Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 08:04 PM (Ndje9)

532
Very late to HQ for me.

I went to bed late, but after reading Krak's 6am post. I bitched, but it was the beer talking.

Woke up late, did a few hours of basic chores, and read JJ's response from NYC, which is unfortunately close to mine, living in a suburb south of Seattle.

I get both perspectives. As an actual Seattleite, born in the city in the 50's, I have seen this area go from a very blue collar area, albeit fiercely independent, to a Blue-Hive buzzing center in the populous area of WA. WA state has such an abundance of incredible geography, more than a single soul could ever experience in a single lifetime.

I'm not moving.

I saw JJ quote "someone from Seattle say they were born here and they are not leaving". Hey! JJ is talking about ME! I've gone on some giant rants about not leaving! Oh, wait. Not me, it's nurse rached, I realized in a few seconds. But that's ok, she is the unofficial CEO of the PacNW Morons. Oregon Muse is our unofficial Chairman of the Board. I like our leaders.

Oh yeah, leaders. Real leaders are elected. And the left coast states are all blue now, with mostly red in the countrysides. But look under the covers, peel back a couple of layers of onion, and what you will find is a corrupt voting system that keeps them in place.

The voting system has been corrupted. Motor Voter states are Blue states for a reason. I saw it with my own eyes when I renewed my driver's license a few years ago.

Everyone who gets a new driver's license gets a card to fill out, check a single box saying they are able to vote, and *BOOM!* you're registered to vote. Even the Latino guys in their '40's that can't speak a single word of English, and need their daughter to translate with the clerk.

It's THAT easy. Another non-citizen added to the voting rolls.

And this corruption has been going on since the early to mid 90's. At first, the non-citizens were slow to do it, fearing to be deported. But after a full generation of NOBODY being deported, countless thousands are now stepping right up and stealing citizen rights.

And the Blues want this, it is how they have gained power.

More proof of this was in Colorado in 2016. Lots of non-citizens have transitioned from California and south of the border. A few days after Trump won, there were something like 4,000 registered, seasoned (previously voted in an election) who DE-REGISTERED!

That has never happened before. Anywhere. Why? Because on a few of Trump's rants in the campaign, he said he would root them out of the rolls, and my speculation is that they were not citizens and did not want to be deported.

They may not be citizens and want a say it what is going on (they probably have good jobs, families, and pay lots of taxes, too) and since no government official is stopping their friends who have been voting for years, they have jumped on this train, too.

How to fix this? Well, the state election boards are so totally corrupt, or ignore this completely, like the Repub Secretary of State in WA. She is compliant to the corruption, even though she swears she is pure as a newborn baby. In other words, there is no force to stop the voter roll corruption.

So, a Federal law must be passed that says voter rolls are so corrupt that they need to be thrown out, and if your state wants to count for FEDERAL elections, you must certify each voter is indeed a US citizen.

This is actually easier than you would think. Anyone born after WWII is at least 75. Every birth is registered, and that data is online. Every naturalized citizen was made one by a federal court action, and there is a docket number for that, too.

If someone is 91, and somehow their birth certificate wasn't registered, either spend some extra resources to find it, or heck, there are so few people over 75 in our population today, just give them a pass.

Until YOUR state has done this, none of your votes will count in the Presidential race. I would add Reps and Senate positions, but President directly affects everyone.

The Left would scream. I don't care. The alternative for both left and right is much worse.


And watch the Left coast states turn beet red overnight.

I'm sure by now I have willowed myself.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 06, 2020 08:05 PM (sy5kK)

533 Judit's sisters are also world class chess players.


Their father is a lunatic who wrote a book "How to Raise Perfect Children".

The first time I met Judit, her father insisted on a linguistic challenge.

I held my own until Esperanto. Judit spoke and I did not.

Posted by: Miklos, former chess tournament organizer at June 06, 2020 08:06 PM (QzkSJ)

534 I'm seriously getting pissed off.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (3H9h1)

535 I can't breathe.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Ted Kennedy at June 06, 2020 08:07 PM (EgshT)

536 I can't breathe.

Posted by: Remnants of American Civic Culture at June 06, 2020 08:11 PM (El6T/)

537 If that claim about the Buffalo old dude is correct, boy howdy. Don't see how there could be any doubt - wasn't he hospitalized? Weren't there medical bulletins?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:13 PM (El6T/)

538 From CT:

"charged with second degree assault after they shoved a 75-year-old peace activist to the ground Thursday causing him to crack his head open on the sidewalk, "


More correctly, procedure would be to grab him, turn him around, cuff him, and arrest him.
And seize the devices as evidence.

What they did is like the same dumb crap that Chauvin did.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 08:16 PM (Fk2WS)

539 My echo can't breath

Posted by: REDACTED at June 06, 2020 08:18 PM (JgrP5)

540 Turns out the 75-year old "peace activist" was inciting violence. He was hand-scanning the police to wiretap or even jam their communications. The info would be passed on to his ANTIFA buddies to attack police. That old son of a bitch is a domestic terrorist, not a victim. Fuck him.
Posted by: BLM--Burn, Loot and Murder at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (Ndje9)

He deserved what he got, if spying for antifa.
Posted by: CN at June 06, 2020 07:43 PM (ONvIw)


He got DRT?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 08:25 PM (1g7ch)

541 Not be left out, the sad plummeting husk of the UK today featured vandalism of the Churchill monument (D-Day), and a woman cop seriously injured when idiots threw bricks at her horse, spooking it, resulting in her bashing her head into a traffic light.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:31 PM (El6T/)

542 https://tinyurl.com/y9pbh5r2

Conservative Treehouse post about the Buffalo incident.
Posted by: filbert

Cernovich was right. Police need to take a 2 to 3 day holiday/sickout. Sorry LCD , but F the blue cities. Just make sure if you live in one that you're locked and loaded.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 08:38 PM (rfDSa)

543 Oh - monument to Abe Lincoln in London also vandalized.

Nice.

I've been hoping against hope some kook would chisel out the MLK monument near the Capitol - it would be an entirely appropriate gesture for these people who completely reject every element of MLK's philosophy (the "protesters").

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:40 PM (El6T/)

544 What they did is like the same dumb crap that Chauvin did.
Posted by: Braenyard

It's called the heat of the moment and having been on the job, at a high level of stress , for a significant number of days. So no , it isn't the same shit as Chauvin.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (rfDSa)

545 BLM "leader" today on live TV threatened to burn down the Diamond District (= joooos) unless idiot governor and idiot mayor of NY/NYC do something they're demanding.

I imagine the ADL is too busy beclowning themselves with efforts to show how down with the racist-authoritarian cause they are to notice.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:44 PM (El6T/)

546 BLM "leader" today on live TV threatened to burn down the Diamond District (= joooos) unless idiot governor and idiot mayor of NY/NYC do something they're demanding.

I imagine the ADL is too busy beclowning themselves with efforts to show how down with the racist-authoritarian cause they are to notice.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:44 PM (El6T/)



Is BLM officially a terrorist organization yet?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 06, 2020 08:51 PM (1g7ch)

547 And continuing my roll.

For days I've chided the NFL for not being as stupidly racist and so publicly in love with genocidal tyranny (Chinese regime) as the NBA.

Of course the NFL unlike the NBA is not really a global "brand".

But they've answered my challenge. Denver Broncos announce "If you ain't with us, you against us" - clearly in support of whatever the hell it is the racist airheads in the streets claim to believe they want. Oh - "change".

The twitter comments are hilarious, and acid.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 08:56 PM (El6T/)

548 It's called the heat of the moment and having been on the job, at a high level of stress , for a significant number of days. So no , it isn't the same shit as Chauvin.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 06, 2020 08:42 PM (rfDSa)


They were standing there. There was no heat of the moment. They didn't follow procedure.
Instead of making a solid arrest
they cracked a head.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 08:57 PM (Fk2WS)

549 Just saw a clip of the Minneapolis mayor whelp doing the walk of shame. He is not sufficiently down with the struggle.

自我批判

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at June 06, 2020 09:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

550 Checked 3 DC feeds at periscope. A band playing on one and people milling around on the other two.

It doesn't look like they are going to attempt to burn the house down.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 09:18 PM (Fk2WS)

551 Eris, everyone on "right side" twitter is celebrating and mocking this thing with the child mayor of Mpls.

I suppose because most of those people, though far less stupid, ignorant, alien in their values, or racist, like "liberal" dimwits with a public profile, really don't know how to do much except through rhetorical bricks.

I am not laughing a bit.

Not because maoist Gleichschaltung ("it's global, it's diverse!") will prevail. It won't. But that it has *any* presence, traction, at all in the US, anywhere, is sickening.

Many will harp on the electoral backlash that *seems* likely. Thing one. Obama was nominated and actually elected twice - there IS no bottom on American political degradation, not any more. Thing two. Even in the likely event Trump is re-elected, so what: these people these hollow and collapsed institutions, these forgotten/rejected/slandered civic values and traditions are clearly just gone for an enormous part of the country.

There will be drinking tonight!

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 09:21 PM (El6T/)

552 Braenyard everything I saw had "street party vibe" lovingly applied as a description (DC events). (vomit)

Oh - and the idiot DC govt. has renamed some street near the WH "Black Lives Matter Place" or something.

The mind is beyond boggling.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 06, 2020 09:23 PM (El6T/)

553 If only I'd bought that pint of ice cream.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 06, 2020 09:25 PM (Fk2WS)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Hello Morons. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take a load off and enjoy the world of animals.

While we are enjoying the world of animals, let's leave the news and current events outside the front door.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.



(H/T Miley)

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Meet The PetMorons


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Kneel before the cute.

Picked him up yesterday in Mississippi (also did the Faulkner gravesite and Rowan Oak residence visit--just the grounds, entry not permitted). Heading back today. Canis Zod Sr. is unaware that she's about to have a little brother to boss around.

Carpe Canis--Seize The Dog!

Who walks on paws observes the laws
of rowdy play and dog-romp folly--
Beagle, mutt, or thin-faced collie
To every canine comes the rule:
Don't snap, don't jump, don't act the fool--

'Mongst other dogs who are your betters.
Whose owners long have used the letters
AKC to their canines ascribe
A higher class of the dog-tribe.

Nose-to-tail is the doggish grace
(not so unlike the human race);
To ken your kin and to be known.
By smelling hinds and licking faces
The dog observes its doggish graces
Their own dog-whistle, their own dog-phone:
"I'll please mind yours, please mind my own."

For us, the owners of said hounds,
As duly, daily we make the rounds
Bagging their leavings, keeping vigil
At the slightly-smelly unkempt dog-temple:

'Tis clear to him who is observant--
Who is the master, and who the servant.

Paul

Cute puppeh. How is the home life? Shoes and furniture still all in one piece? The joys of cuteness bring much responsibility. We appreciate your submission today.

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My sister-inlaw managed to get a decent picture of Annie Apple “helping” with removal of wind debris. It happened to be on the 90 day mark of Annie’s life. Now if I could get Annie to bring the sticks to a burn pile this might be a money maker. Annie however thinks all the sticks are her chew toys. Is there such thing as a beaver Rottweiler mix? - Big V

Look at those adorable eyes. Those eyes say "I'm a big helper Big V." I believe you have the first Beavweiler mix.

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Here are some pics of my pals Django Sunshine , older dog that just passed,and Gibson younger dog passed in oct '19. Gibson was named by breeder after the drink. I liked the name because I love Gibson guitars that have a big full tone, so it fit - Matt

Well those two dogs certainly appeared to have been the best of friends. So sorry to hear they have passed. It must be awfully quiet around the house. Thanks for sharing.

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This is Dutchess, our hard-luck 4-year-old Borzoi girl, in her exercise pen.

She's had nothing but troubles all her life. She developed epilepsy at 18 months, was bitten by a water moccasin, had a urinary tract infection, got bromine poisoning from her medication that made her a near vegetable and most recently broke her hock, requiring 12 weeks of confinement.

For all this, she's a bright, merry little girl. She asks for nothing except a little affection (and her dinner at 7:00). And anything she gets she returns tenfold. There's a lesson there for us bipeds. - Hadrian the Seventh

Wow, Duchess has had a string of bad luck, but clearly is loved by you folks. A beautiful animal with the disposition to match. Thanks for sharing with us today.


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Hello there,

I live in North Texas, where it is not uncommon to spot bobcats out and about in residential neighborhoods. They usually come out under the cover of darkness, but not always. For example, this afternoon I was out walking my dog (who has an unusual respect for felines), and I spotted this beautiful kitty. He was a big boy - about twice the size of my pup, that weighs 16 lbs. The kitty was lounging under the tree, watching something above him (possibly a nest or some squirrels). He let me come up within about 6 feet of him and I was lucky enough to take a bunch of pictures of him with my phone.

I realize that this is a pet thread, and this is technically not a pet, but I did name him Bob (great name for a bobcat) and he was just lovely.

Thank you,
Mimi S (longtime lurker).

Yes, the thread is called the Pet Thread. But, we celebrate all animals including the wild ones that may visit your neighborhood. Awesome photo of this bobcat. Thanks for sharing with us Mimi.


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This is Murphy. Murphy defied a lot of expectations.

First, he was expected to run the streets until he got hit by a car and died. That's what his previous owners did to him - they put him out the front door when they decided to move to a place where he wasn't wanted. Fortunately, he was discovered by the director of the rescue group we were fostering dogs for. He was number two out of about thirty-five foster dogs to come through my home.

Second, he was expected to get adopted by someone pretty soon after he came to us. Well, no. I was informed by my other half that he wasn't going anywhere after about 48 hours. That was nearly ten years ago.

Third, he was expected to be a calm little house dog. Well, no. He had a habit of stealing things and running out through the dog door into the back yard with them. Particularly interesting was when he found my wallet and scattered all of my bank cards out in the yard. He calmed down pretty quickly after that episode; people who foster dogs will tell you that there is typically a behavioral adjustment period when mischief can be expected.

Fourth, he was expected not to do anything in dog sports. Well, no. After one of my Standard Schnauzers washed out of Agility, I put him in classes. He earned a lot of first- and second-tier titles before arthritis compelled his retirement, and was really a fun dog to handle in that sport.

Fifth, he was not expected to go very far in Barn Hunt. He used to just sit on the edge of the ring and look at me as if to say "I don't like this, I don't understand it, please leash me up and take me out." Well, no. After a bit of retraining, he earned a bunch of titles in that sport, and was well on his way to a championship.

Sixth, he was - as a mutt - not expected to be very smart. Well, no. I started a routine of giving the Schnauzers a very nice treat for coming in from the back yard in a timely fashion whenever they started barking and carrying on too much for the neighborhood standards of noise. Murphy learned fairly quickly that when the Schnauzers started making noise, he should go into the back yard, sit quietly and looking at the door, and wait for my signal - then he could come in with them and get a treat for himself as well.

Murphy started having trouble about mid-April. He just wasn't eating well, and seemed uncomfortable. After some confusion between our vet and the specialists, he spent about a week in the hospital and underwent a lot of tests. He went for about a week without eating anything at all, and just drinking a small amount of water. He was eventually diagnosed with multiorgan cancer, and given about two weeks to live.

We brought him home on Friday 4/24. He seemed to be happy to be home - his tail was up and his eyes were bright - but he just wasn't doing well, and he still wasn't eating. And I was trying home-cooked turkey meat out on him.

The next morning, we made the last trip to the vet and he died in my girlfriend's arms. His ashes came home with us on Monday.

Rest easy, Murphy. You really were a great little dog and I will miss you like crazy. - Mark

Do you know what I hate about being the Pet Thread Cob? It is reading the stories of such wonderful animals, the love you Morons have for them and their short existence on this vale of tears. Mark you gave Murphy one hell of a life.


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My Wuhan Harli (Pet Thread) Or not, as you will! But she's cute - Miley

She is cute Miley. How to do you keep that mask on her? Thanks for sharing this photo and the video.


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Good afternoon, Mis Hum!

I know you probably have loads of pics to put on the pet thread, but have wanted to post this pic of our indoor kitties for a while. These are Charlie (black and white Maine Coon,-16 yrs) and Andy (Maine Coon? -13 yrs) Andy is the talkative one, Charlie more subdued. We took in these bad boys when their owner (a friend of ours) needed to go to a Nursing Home last summer, and they were at the vet's office for about 6 weeks before we got them. They had never lived anywhere else. Unfortunately, she was unable to leave the home and passed away about 2 months after she got there, but she was able to learn from my husband that her kitties were being loved, cared for and spoiled by people she knew, so I hope that helped her anxiety. Initially, Charlie was very hesitant and shy, and hunkered under the bed down in the basement for 2 months until we slowly got him to come upstairs. We took it very slowly, and now he has settled in and is very affectionate and cuddly- and the boys hover around my husband when he gets home -(they could give a rip of I'm around or not!) They are ever so sweet and mellow, and I think Charlie got the name because of his cool black mustache (kinda like Charlie Chaplin, maybe?). They are both neutered an declawed, so are indoors all the time. As you see, they have it really tough.......Emoji

Love and enjoy the Pet Thread! - misslurk'ette

A rough life? Let's put it this way, if you ever want to take in a 29 year old Cob, please let me know. You and your hubby have big hearts and adorable looking kittehs. Thanks for sharing today.


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Hello Mis Hum from across the Atlantic in Northern Ireland from an Ulster Moron in the UK in an unnervingly sunny County Down. I post as Sir Ian Botham.
Just wanted to post a couple of pics of the true ruler of our house, Deano, named by my daughter after Dean Martin.
Deano is an autocratic eleven year old Jack Russell who when not posing like a runway supermodel while on a walk along the shore, is far more often to be found snoring and wantonly displaying his wedding tackle to all in sundry.
Which, to be fair, if I had a Hampton Wick a quarter the length of my body, then I'd be showing it off at every possible opportunity too. - Sir Ian Botham.


Ya know, we do try to run a family friendly thread here. But your descriptions were just too good to pass up. Your contribution today does give credence to the "all most world famous Pet Thread" claim. Thank you for sharing.

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Well, that wraps up another Pet Thread. Thanks to all who contributed this past week. And thank you all for reading, comments and the encouraging emails.

If you have something pet or animal related you can submit to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:14 PM (6f16T)

2 Hola.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:17 PM (U2zca)

3 Here, kitty-kitty!

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:18 PM (U2zca)

4 Come on in, the water is fine.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (U2zca)

5 Skateboarding Taddy is rad, but I'm more impressed that his owner has a cat that remains chill inside a moving vehicle.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

6 Dutchess really a cat reincarnation with 9 lives?

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (6f16T)

7 Is this thing on?

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (U2zca)

8 I hate most people.

I hate myself.

But my true red-hot burning hatred is reserved for people who just throw an unwanted pet out the door without caring whether it dies or not. I wish I had the power to hurt them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 03:22 PM (2JVJo)

9 Too much cute today, and then there are the dignified animals. And the ones who would like to be dignified. And the ones who don't care if they are dignified.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 03:24 PM (BVQ+1)

10 Great pets this week.
A bright spot in a gloomy world.

Posted by: navybrat loves the petz at June 06, 2020 03:25 PM (w7KSn)

11 Whoa, read the content! Greetings pet owners. We are currently pet free with plans to stay that way. We enjoy the heck out of our kid's pets tho.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 03:25 PM (zUdXR)

12 Murphy looks like he was a lot of fun. And poor Dutchess, to have had so many crappy things happen to her in her young life. Wish I could give her a hug. What a sweet girl. Hope her luck changes for the better very soon.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 06, 2020 03:26 PM (k4dH2)

13 I totally forgot to send in a picture of my elderly Maine Coon this week, but I'll try and remember early next week.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 03:26 PM (+oVP5)

14 What a wonderful group of pets. Excellent photos and such great stories. Their personalities all came alive even if some of the animals are no longer with us. What would we do without pets to love us and take care of us in crazy times like these?

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 03:28 PM (tkNkP)

15 Nice Pets Y'all!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 03:32 PM (Z+IKu)

16 Love all the pets etc. today, as usual. Especially liked Sir Ian Botham's post. My six times great grandparents came here from the village of Killyleagh in County Down around 1770. Glad they did.

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at June 06, 2020 03:32 PM (ANssJ)

17 Those are some beautiful pets.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

18 Poor Duchess.. sure has had a string of bad luck.

All wonderful pets ya'll. My favorite part of Saturday!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (dUJdY)

19 Love that bobcat!! Miley, you were brave to get so close, what a beautiful pic.

And love all the others, as usual. MPPPP, agree with your anger. I have a couple of cats I think were thrown out (not together) although don't really know. Like they used to be loved, and then... Can only try to make it up to them.

Posted by: skywch at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (Y/Ps0)

20 Ah, the most pleasant thread. Thank you!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 03:34 PM (UPF6H)

21 Coworker was in the hills earlier this week and came upon pups left by the side of the road. Waited for help (was probably on bike) and they took them to the shelter. She couldn't get one off her mind and went up and adopted the little cutie.

I work with great people.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 03:40 PM (UPF6H)

22 Black labs matter

Posted by: Silence is violence at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (eHW9l)

23 Snowboarding cat wins Internets.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (QLPEO)

24 Oh my gosh, the pic with Django Sunshine and Gibson looks EXACTLY like a pic a took a few years back with my beagles Sam and Buck, with Buck using Sam as a pillow! We lost Sam back in February, sadly, but your pic made me smile! Thank you for sharing, Matt!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (OzQGF)

25 Robins are nesting somewhere around the yard. Last year Paisley got a baby. I hope we can avoid that this year but I suppose predators gonna predate.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 03:50 PM (Uu+Jp)

26 Dgs are happy because my friend came in the house today to give them pets. They love me but miss having visitors.

Rain and clouds today so all the pups are napping now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 03:50 PM (Lqy/e)

27 And the lab pup looks a lot like my Wallace. We got him because the owners were told they couldn't have a large dog. At 10 weeks, it was obvious he would be big. One of the best dogs ever and much loved by my first husband. He just never got over my husband's death and died from pnuemonia several months later.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 03:53 PM (Lqy/e)

28 What a great group of pets. And the Bobcat. It's rare to see them and coyotes here, but deer don't care.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 03:53 PM (u82oZ)

29 About two and a half years ago we adopted two little parakeets from an area animal shelter. We were told a student from the university there had surrendered them and that they had been neglected. This week, one of them, who we named Jupiter, passed away. She was a beautiful little bird, main body was turquoise and her head was yellow. She was always very quiet, not like her surviving friend BlueMoon, who's chirping his head off as I sit here and type this. RIP Jupie.
Beautiful pets and stories this week, as usual.

Posted by: Nan at June 06, 2020 03:56 PM (tXYtV)

30 I have a cat.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 06, 2020 03:56 PM (kVr0X)

31 Saw a black coyote gliding down the street at about 3 in the morning quite as fog.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 03:57 PM (QLPEO)

32 Glad I was able to share, and thanks for posting my pic today! We are known as total animal suckers around here, and have taken in several pets as a result.

Loved all the stories, pictures (lol, Miley) pets, and kindness of the people who posted and told about their pets. (well, maybe not Bob, You all are good humans! Murphy's story was so sweet - somehow pets just come into our lives at random when we most need them.

Our Murphy story goes like this: several years ago, I found a pure-bread long-haired dachshund dog along our gravel road. He looked so tired, thin, and was just running along side the road with his little short legs. I ran home to get some doggie treats, and he was so shy I had to throw them out my driver side window, as he wouldn't come to the car. After several tries, I finally got him to come closer, and put him in the back seat. In a couple seconds, he was up on my lap and laid down. Took him home, and he gobbled food down like he was starving. Called the sheriff, and the two vets to see if anyone had missed a dog. Anyhoo, no one claimed him, and after I had him neutered, checked over and given shots, one of the vet's daughter took him to her parents west of here on a ranch, and now he lives La Vida Loca. Rides on the mower, and is as fat and happy as can be. My husband said- "I hope that doesn't happen to me if you find me along the side of the road" . LOL - I told him "don't piss me off", in a kind and loving way, of course! The dog just looked like a "Murphy" to me - so "Murphy" it was!

So the moral of the story is, I guess we could take in a 29 year old COB, if you ever need a place. You have to be housebroken, though

Sorry so long - although all the threads are wonderful, the pet thread is especially my favorite. Just thank you!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 03:58 PM (GDpRb)

33 yay petzzzz!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 03:59 PM (WwTwF)

34 I used to get an occasional bobcat in my back yard but its been several years since the last one. I don't think they care much for California anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 03:59 PM (kVr0X)

35 Praying Parrots

A lady goes to her priest one day and tells him, "Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots, but they only know how to say one thing."

"What do they say?" the priest inquired.

"They say, 'Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?'"

"That's obscene!" the priest exclaimed, then he thought for a moment. "You know," he said, "I may have a solution to your problem. I have two male talking parrots, which I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house, and we'll put them in the cage with Francis and Peter. My parrots can teach your parrots to praise and worship, and your parrots are sure to stop saying that phrase in no time."

"Thank you," the woman responded, "this may very well be the solution."

The next day, she brought her female parrots to the priest's house. As he ushered her in, she saw that his two male parrots were inside their cage holding rosary beads and praying.

Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them.

After a few minutes, the female parrots cried out in unison:

"Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?"

There was stunned silence.

Shocked, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and exclaimed:

"Put the beads away, Frank. Our prayers have been answered!"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (u82oZ)

36 My accomplishments are few, but I will claim victory because I am awake on a Saturday afternoon. Yay me.

This is such a totally odd year because none of the usual abandoned animals from the college crowd. Eerily quiet.

Sniffling and coughing away, is it pet dander allergies or pollen allergies; must be memorex.


Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (MIKMs)

37 I showed my cats the Taddy vid and told them they need to up their game.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM (2DOZq)

38 Misslurk'ette bless you for taking in that pup. Dachshunds are my absolute favorite and I love the long haired ones though have never owned one.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM (dUJdY)

39 lol NaCly!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:02 PM (dUJdY)

40 I'm tearing up about Murphy now - what a sweetheart

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 04:03 PM (WwTwF)

41 Saw a black coyote gliding down the street at about 3 in the morning quite as fog.


Spirit coyote?

Impending black swan coyote event?

I got a bad feeling about this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 04:03 PM (kVr0X)

42 Thanks, Jewells! I think people know we are total suckers for animals, so sometimes they just drop them off, or we find them. I was surprised to see that this looked like an expensive, pure-bread animal that someone just dropped along the road. Makes you wonder which one is the animal?

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:04 PM (GDpRb)

43 Parrot joke - good one, NaCly!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:05 PM (GDpRb)

44 Sir Ian Botham.

Love that pup you got. Looks like he has a lot of character (or mischief).

As an side, my ancestor's on Pa's side hale from County Down. Came to Colonial America in the 1750s.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 04:07 PM (x8Wzq)

45 misslurk'ette

That is an excellent question. We passed by a box of kittens on the side of a rural road. I pulled over, but the car behind me was faster, and got the entire box.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:07 PM (u82oZ)

46 OH MY GOSH THAT PUPPY!!!!!!!

Lab puppies are the cutest things ever, and I say that as a lover of all things Newfoundland and German Shepherd. Congrats on a great looking pup.

A stellar pet thread today, MisHum!! The Horde has a fantastic array of wonderful pets.

Posted by: Moki at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (/H+aK)

47 God bless you, NaCly - we do what we can....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (GDpRb)

48 Wonderful pictures. Such pretty pets! I love Deano, so proud in his new walking jersey!
And Taddy, who skis better than I ever could!
And the new babies and the old ones who have passed over.
When I move to a safer neighborhood I hope to acquire one too.

Posted by: PJ at June 06, 2020 04:09 PM (qlTN9)

49 Thanks for posting Young Zod, MisHum.

I showed him his fame. He licked the screen.
Then he scampered behind the loveseat and began to urinate.

Posted by: Zod at June 06, 2020 04:09 PM (XzT/D)

50 Oh - did you mean that the car ran over the kitties, NaCly? Maybe I misunderstood - OMG -

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:10 PM (GDpRb)

51
I showed him his fame. He licked the screen.
Then he scampered behind the loveseat and began to urinate.

Posted by: Zod

lol, gotta luv the puppies!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 04:10 PM (UPF6H)

52 >>Lab puppies are the cutest things ever, and I say that as a lover of all things Newfoundland and German Shepherd. Congrats on a great looking pup.
Posted by: Moki at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (/H+aK)

Thanks, he's a blast. Jumps into my lap when I'm on the floor, curls up, starts chewing on [enter object]. Great little pup.

Posted by: Zod at June 06, 2020 04:11 PM (XzT/D)

53 Mis Hum. Did you get my e-mail about my wee man Kink? I buried him on Wednesday. My little mate and friend. God bless you. See you on the other side.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:11 PM (2RzPW)

54 But my true red-hot burning hatred is reserved for people who just throw an unwanted pet out the door without caring whether it dies or not. I wish I had the power to hurt them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020


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I've told this story before, but that was how I came to adopt my Wolf cat. His people (word loosely used) lived near Miss Linda, and he was a part-time outdoor cat, which was how we made his acquaintance. Then his clowns got evicted. Did they come around to their neighbors and say, "Listen, we can't take this nice black cat, would you adopt him?" Nope. They left him behind to scrounge a living door-to-door or get run over.

I took him in, and we both got lucky that day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:12 PM (rpbg1)

55 I got a bad feeling about this.


Story of my life.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 04:13 PM (QLPEO)

56 NZFrank, I saw your earlier post about Kink the other day, said a prayer. It's so hard to lose them, especially suddenly. Best wishes.

Posted by: skywch at June 06, 2020 04:13 PM (Y/Ps0)

57 My accomplishments are few, but I will claim victory because I am awake on a Saturday afternoon. Yay me.

My accomplishment was taking my motorcycle out of storage, which was co-opted by my falling over after the inspection sticker and snapping off the ball end of my hand brake.

The guy at the shop told me not to worry, he's seen much worse, but it was still damned embarrassing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 04:14 PM (2JVJo)

58 As my kids mentioned just this week, we can't imagine life without New Old Dog. Our League of Extraordinary Elderly Pets is doing very well and deciding that their babysitting/herding of the Visigoth is pretty much over.

Old Dog wants a nap after lunch; Old Cat wants access to litterbox (door closed against toddler incursions); New Old Dog WANTS HIS NAP.

New Old Dog claims a corner of the couch and sets his jaw and determinedly closes his eyes. He won't open his eyes for the Visigoth's kisses, playtime seductions, or anything else.

New Old Dog keeps his eyes closed at naptime. Funniest thing I have ever seen.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:15 PM (MIKMs)

59 The older cat, Chekov D. Siberian, is now on a hydrolyzed protein diet of dry food. So far so good about his digestive issues. I can't let him eat anything else, so when I give Wolf, the big black cat, his dinner and breakfast, it either has to be the hydrolyzed too (and this stuff ain't cheap), or I have to stand guard while Wolf eats his Purina so Chekov won't waltz over and get some. He's done it once, and his digestive problem came back briefly.

I also treated them for the next three months, I hope, with Bravecto topical flea treatment. Chekov was fine about it. Wolf submitted, then ran off and hid under the bed for an hour. He's scratching hardly at all now.

Next step is to remove them, cover food surfaces and so forth, and use the flea equivalent of Zyklon B in the house. It works -- it even got rid of roaches! -- but it's a lot of prep and cleanup after.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:20 PM (rpbg1)

60 Skywch, thank you for your kind words and thoughts. His twin sister Blink is lost and crying for.him to come in the door. I keep looking for him, my little black monster.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:22 PM (2RzPW)

61 Snowboarding kitteh!

He shreds more than just the arm of the couch!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 04:24 PM (m6mPz)

62 there's an 'ette near me here that can never poast on the HQ...

what does she have to turn off on her phone to avoid the red screen of fail?

smart punctuation?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 04:25 PM (5RpHt)

63 NZFrank - sorry to hear about your kitty - don't they just grab your heart and won't let go? We have many loved pets buried in our backyard by the trees, and it never gets easier. My condolences to all of you who mourn for your buddies...if I didn't live so far away, you could have one of our outside cuties....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:26 PM (GDpRb)

64 Doggie knows I have go out soon so she's doing nose nudges with my arm.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 04:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

65 Thanks for another wonderful Pet Thread, Mis Hum! I just love all the Pet Morons featured here!

I can certainly understand how hard it must be to be the Pet Thread Cob, reading the stories of great pets, superb owners, and knowing we are blessed to have these wonderful pets for only a brief period. I am so glad you share those stories with the Horde because there sure is a lot of love here. Thanks for all you do!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (WFcrO)

66 if I didn't live so far away, you could have one of our outside cuties....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:26 PM (GDpRb)

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maybe air freight him one?


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (5RpHt)

67 I'm in love with every fur moron on this thread.

Duchess sure is a fighter.

And Harli is very fetching in her Kung Flu mask.

Let me know, Horde, if you need a pet sitter!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (TdMsT)

68 there's an 'ette near me here that can never poast on the HQ...

what does she have to turn off on her phone to avoid the red screen of fail?

smart punctuation?
Posted by: redc1c4


Yes, but it may be part of the browser she is using.

Try using this website to remove the extra html formatting:

https://www.striphtml.com/

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (ZxG8D)

69 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)

70 - red1c4

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:33 PM (GDpRb)

71 I needed to see that snowboarding kitty video today, made me smile! I miss ski season...

Posted by: Nan at June 06, 2020 04:33 PM (tXYtV)

72 OK, folks, I'm going to take a little nap before dinner.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (2JVJo)

73 Hadrian, thank you for posting a photo of Duchess. She has been the recipient of many prayers on her behalf and I hope her health and her luck continues to improve! She's adorable.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (WFcrO)

74 The Pet Thread remains the one thread I dare not miss, even if I cannot get to it in real time. It is an amazing place with great pictures of beloved animals and reminders of the bond that good and decent humans can establish with members of diverse and quite different species. Even though I invariably find it gets quite dusty in here after I read a Pet Thread, I never fail to come away feeling there might still be a speck of hope for humanity yet.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (mMLSg)

75 I'm trying to train the corgi puppy, six months old next week, in some basic obedience.

My goal is to have her so well trained and so focused on me (and this is paramount) so I can walk around anywhere and she won't leave my left side.

But she has wild puppy impulses and it's hard to get her focused.

I am taking her to both the Lowe's and Home Depot here in town, daily, my treat pouch full of goodies, because those places are perfect settings, full of people, forklifts, noise, strange smells, and girls that want to pet her.

We stop a lot. She sits when we stop. Every time she looks at me she gets a nibble. Every time. YES! is the marker word.

I can readily get her to SIT and DOWN on command at home, but the DOWN is needing some work in the stores. We are getting there.

She loves attention and can sense anybody coming her way that is noticing her, and goes into full pull and jump if it is someone going "Oh! What a cute dog." This is the challenge. We want her to go , nose in air, and IGNORE a come-on.

She needs to act like Megan Markle ignoring a commoner.

Need to learn how to train for this behavior. Any hints are appreciated.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (+fPHo)

76 We stop a lot. She sits when we stop. Every time she looks at me she gets a nibble. Every time. YES! is the marker word.


Try holding your treat on your forehead when you want her to look at you.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (Uu+Jp)

77 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)



{{{Ladyl}}}, I am shocked that you would laugh at NaCLy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (mMLSg)

78 The Pet Thread remains the one thread I dare not miss, even if I cannot get to it in real time. It is an amazing place with great pictures of beloved animals and reminders of the bond that good and decent humans can establish with members of diverse and quite different species. Even though I invariably find it gets quite dusty in here after I read a Pet Thread, I never fail to come away feeling there might still be a speck of hope for humanity yet.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (mMLSg)
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^^^THIS^^^ You said it far better than I ever could!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:39 PM (WFcrO)

79 Hadrian, thanks for the update and picture of Duchess, she looks like a lovely dog and I am glad she has you all to care for her!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:39 PM (mMLSg)

80 77 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}}, I am shocked that you would laugh at NaCLy!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (mMLSg)


Darling {{{Hrothgar}}}!!!

Salty Dog is a very funny guy!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:41 PM (TdMsT)

81 Reminds me about last week's PT, a cute as a bug black and white American Bull Terrier in the 'sploot' position. Kids call it sploot when they are stretched out like that.

Even if I don't make it in person, I laugh. (No, I don't cry. I might sniffle a little, but that is allergies.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:42 PM (MIKMs)

82 Salty-

I may have heard that joke before you were born, but its STILL funny, and of course, I laughed !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:43 PM (arJlL)

83 So sorry for all the pets losses. That is a great pic of Murphy, and a great story, too.

Welcome to the wee pups, I'm sure they will bring much joy.

Thank you all for sharing your handsome and lovely pets.

Noodle the Kitteh will turn 17 in July. She tried to jump over the arm of the recliner the other day and didn't make it. The expression on her face was shock followed by "I totally meant to do that." Then she flicked her tail and walked away. But she's moving pretty slowly nowadays. Probably sleeps 20 hours a day.



Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 04:43 PM (kIHih)

84 Come to this smart military blog for the heartwarming pictures of loved pets, stay for the social commentary. And the plucky comic relief.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:44 PM (u82oZ)

85 Noodle the Kitteh will turn 17 in July. She tried to jump over the arm of the recliner the other day and didn't make it. The expression on her face was shock followed by "I totally meant to do that." Then she flicked her tail and walked away. But she's moving pretty slowly nowadays. Probably sleeps 20 hours a day.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020


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Seventeen! I had one big fellow who made it to 16.5. Have you had her the whole time?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

86 Black Kittehs Matter!

mh this Pet thread has pinned the cuteness meter.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (EZebt)

87 PET THREAD!!!!

WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

88 WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!
Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)
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Congratulations to the whole Weasel clan on your new addition!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:48 PM (WFcrO)

89 Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

Awesome ! What's your guess to his other heritage?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:49 PM (2DOZq)

90 Duchess is what we have named one of our dog's personalities.

He is "Duchess" for the hour or two after his bath when he is all primped up, drying off in a sunny spot.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 06, 2020 04:51 PM (EZebt)

91 Ya know, speaking of pet losses, this past year, THREE of my neighbors lost their dogs (old age) and it kinda left a big hole in the neighborhood.

I was friends with ALL 3 three of those dogs.

They've all since gotten new pups, and now I have 3 new friends.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:51 PM (arJlL)

92 Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (+fPHo)

No hints from me, I would be the one heading toward you exclaiming, "I LOVE corgis!!"

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (OzQGF)

93 Happy Pet Thread Day!

Weasel, Congratulations on the new addition to the Weasel family.

Does he have a name yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)

94 PET THREAD!!!!

WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!
Posted by: Weasel

NICE !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:53 PM (arJlL)

95 Congrats on the new Weaseldog - whom I'm sure will have a very tough life - will look for pictures!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:53 PM (GDpRb)

96 89 Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

Awesome ! What's your guess to his other heritage?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:49 PM (2DOZq)
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Hard to say. WD is a min pin / chi mix, but WDv2's face is different. Her whole face seems a little wider and her eyes are farther apart and not as buggy looking.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

97 Let me know, Horde, if you need a pet sitter!
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Let me know, Horde, if you could adopt me!

If there is reincarnation, let me come back as a Horde pet.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (MIKMs)

98 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (+y/Ru)

99 Does he have a name yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)
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Little Joe (Jose)

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (MVjcR)

100 It has been a good day in the cattery.. four kittens are going to to new homes! The covid thing has been good for the pet biz..

Posted by: Catman at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (hjt26)

101 YAY Weasel!! Can't wait to see pics. Six pounds.. damn he is tiny!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (dUJdY)

102 Good job. Mr Weasel.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (2RzPW)

103 Seventeen! I had one big fellow who made it to 16.5. Have you had her the whole time?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

Yep. She was born in a garage 2 houses down. We almost got a one of her brothers, too, an adorable tuxedo, but at the last second another neighbor decided she would take him. They named him Oreo, of course. They moved away and I wonder if he's still alive.

The neighbors who were feeding the mom cat finally trapped her and had her spayed, but for years we had cats that looked just like Noodle roaming the block.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 04:58 PM (kIHih)

104 Weasel. pico hijo is little brother in Spanish.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:00 PM (JinpT)

105 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.
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Laughing. Crazy black lab could open anything and just for fun throw stuff around. Rottie would open anything and apologize for making a mess. German Shepherds would open anything and sneakily deny it.

I hope Charlie is at least neat and tidy in his curiosity.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (MIKMs)

106 Noodle sounds like a total diva, and at almost 17 - awesome!

Charlie is shrewd poodle!

LOVE corgi's

And I've always wanted to see a pic of Duchess, Hadrian - she's beautiful, well-loved and cared for.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (GDpRb)

107 Beautiful pet morons!

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2020 05:03 PM (wiXsO)

108 misslurk'ette,

Hadrian has a very lovely website.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:06 PM (JinpT)

109 Remember the all-purpose excuse:

The cat did it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:07 PM (MIKMs)

110 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020


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Chekov's late aunt Tatiana the Wonder Siberian used to pull open a kitchen drawer and fish inside for her toys. And one night I took a wire twist tie that she found on the floor away from her, put it with other twists in a plastic bag, and stashed it on the second shelf of a kitchen cabinet.

Darned if she didn't watch me, then leap to that counter, pull open the cabinet, and start fishing inside where she'd seen me put the bag!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (rpbg1)

111
"Put the beads away, Frank. Our prayers have been answered!"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (u82oZ)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (WwTwF)

112 Love the pic of Dutchess! What a trooper!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (WwTwF)

113 OK, it's a little current eventy but definitely pet related.

https://bit.ly/3f0VLPN

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 05:11 PM (+y/Ru)

114 YouTube has a bunch of videos of dog owners who arrive at a mess, and ask their dogs "did you do this?" and the dogs actually look contrite.

Cats would never own up to it.

Posted by: navybrat loves the petz at June 06, 2020 05:11 PM (w7KSn)

115 Does he have a name yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)
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Little Joe (Jose)
Posted by: Weasel

Well, then, you GOTTA get a HOSS !

(Ben Had can shoe him for ya !)

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (arJlL)

116 I know, Hadrian, I've visited your website a couple times, and have admired all the beautiful Borzoi's you've bred and shown over the years..how did you get to love Borzoi's? Never really heard of them before I went to your site. Are they what we called a Russian Wolfhound?

Anyway, beautiful dogs....!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (GDpRb)

117 I'm watching you guys.

Posted by: Bobcat from the NSA at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (r+sAi)

118 Murphy must be the chosen name of scrappy, will to live, abandoned dogs.

My Murphy was found in a bar ditch at the tender age of 5 weeks with a ruptured diaphragm. Part wire haired Doxie and Queen of her world. I shared her life for 17 years.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:15 PM (JinpT)

119 Ben Had - getting dusty in here......

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:16 PM (GDpRb)

120 Murphy is the name of my car mechanic.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:18 PM (arJlL)

121 Someone upthread said it better than I could - Mis Hum has to hear all the sad when loved family member pets pass.
Congrats Weasel on WD2! I want to hear duets at the end of your videos.

Posted by: RI Red at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (81P5W)

122 104 Weasel. pico hijo is little brother in Spanish.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:00 PM (JinpT)
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Ha! I thought so! WeaselDod should've also mentioned it.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (MVjcR)

123 I have trouble imagining what kind of cat should be named Murphy, or that I would name Murphy. Wolf the giant black cat got his name from me because he was long and rangy, very social, and wolves do come in black -- and anybody can name his black cat Midnight, but it takes some imagination to name a cat Wolf.

If I'd been familiar with the 1950s Western series Have Gun -- Will Travel at the time, I might have named him Paladin.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (rpbg1)

124

NOOOOOOD!
you mutants......

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (9tU8U)

125 Murphy is the name of my car mechanic.
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Murphy is my granddog. Boredor (border collie/labor mix) bundle of energetic mischief. When kid bought her (paid real $$$), his wife wanted to name their baby Murphy. Thank heavens the dog got the name and the baby has a real name.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (MIKMs)

126 Speaking of Paladins . . . two years back I found a shorthaired black stray cat in my parking lot at home. I couldn't take him in -- I have 2 felines already, and I'm wary of bringing unvetted animals inside. So I left him some dry food.

The net time I saw him, he was sick -- he looked like he had the superflu. I managed to get him into a carrier and brought him as a "found" animal to the SPCA. They tried heroically to bring him back to health, but he was FeLV positive and very weak, and after 5 weeks they had to put him to sleep.

They'd asked me to name him, and so I said "Paladin": He wore black, and was a knight without armor in a savage land.

At least I gave him 5 weeks of comfortable life, regular meals, and not having to dodge cars or coyotes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (rpbg1)

127 and anybody can name his black cat Midnight, but it takes some imagination to name a cat Wolf
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My black cat is named Sunshine.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:30 PM (MIKMs)

128 Hadrian -- if you happen