Sunday Overnight Open Thread (4/5/20) Hoping You Get Your Money's Worth Edition

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(Lake Superior, Saxon Harbor, WI)


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The Quotes of The Day


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Quote XXII

"This unanticipated shock to our business has been acute, forcing us to make difficult decisions to ensure that Under Armour is positioned to participate in the eventual recovery of demand," Patrik Frisk, CEO and president,Under Armour


Quote XXIII

“He lived on his own but would go out every day. Dan had diabetes and was classed as a high-risk person so after lockdown he was unable to go out which we think pushed him over the edge.

“We were concerned about him being in isolation and stayed in touch but were not able to see him. We tried our best and let him know we were there for him" Chelsea Furniss


My heart goes out to the Furniss family.

Quote XXIV

“That’s the real evil of this type of programming,” “We believe it delayed and interfered with a prompt and adequate response to this coronavirus pandemic within the state of Washington.”Arthur West


Quote XXV

“In just ten days, we discovered that neither the tampon issue, nor the participation of transsexuals in the Olympic Games, nor the climate emergency were real problems, nor emergencies, nor anything of the sort. They were just fictitious problems, the pastimes of a generation that hadn’t known tragedy.” – Itxu Diaz, National Review

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Dear MisHum ...


Am guessing you -- and possibly the ONT coterie -- might enjoy this.

While I may not visit the ONT regularly, my soul is always warmed when I do.

Thank you,
Kathy


No we thank you Kathy. A very nice Hat Tip.


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We can't escape the Kung Flu. It is changing your sex life.

Most people in lockdown, as 75% of Americans are at the moment, are probably experiencing big changes to their usual routine. There’s no office commute, no school bus shuttle; there are no parties to attend, no group dinners to plan. It’s unsurprising, then, that for a lot of people, those changes may also be affecting their sex life.

For some, less sex during the pandemic is a given—for those who are self-isolating while single, making their usual sex lives too risky, or those whose partners are away or sickened by the virus. Meanwhile, those with the option of having more sex might well be taking it: Condoms may become the next item to be in short supply worldwide, while some have speculated that maternity wards will see an uptick in mothers giving birth nine months after the lockdowns began.

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No complaints here. We had over 3" of the white global warming data Friday night.


Old article but it was linked to this at Instapundit


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It's not bias. It's not misinformation. But, if you insist on calling me racist. That's Mr. Racist to you.

Word Police Strike Again: Grammarly Says Using Wuhan Coronavirus ‘Can Encourage Bias and Misinformation’


Stop caving to China’s propaganda campaign. The outbreak began in Wuhan, China. Deal with it.

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This is a Smart Military Blog TM. And there is probably a Moron who has $1.3 million burning a hole is his/her pocket. 1944 Gruman Wildcat for sale.

History: The F4F Grumman Wildcat began life on Grumman’s drawing boards as a biplane, but nevertheless became the Navy’s first monoplane fighter aircraft.

The Wildcat has no hydraulic system and a very simple electrical system. The landing gear is cranked up and down (28 cranks), and the flaps are vacuum powered.

Despite its simplicity, the Wildcat was a great technological advance over its biplane predecessors when it entered service in the late 1930’s.

Pretty cool plane.


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Covid-19 Shmoid-19, let's have some fun. Now, that's an 'Ette.

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You cannot invade a Zoom conference (Zoombombing).

Federal prosecutors are now warning pranksters and hackers of the potential legal implications of “Zoombombing,” wherein someone successfully invades a public or sometimes even private meeting over the videoconferencing platform to broadcast shock videos, pornography, or other disruptive content.

The warning was posted as a press released to the Department of Justice’s website under the US Attorney’s office for the state’s Eastern district with support from the state attorney general and the FBI.

More and more of the world is increasingly self-quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and core pillars of society like public education and policy are moving from in-person meetings to remote conference calls on platforms like Zoom. In turn, that’s led to an uptick in conference call hacking and pranks. The most vulnerable forums are those of school classrooms, political meetings, and other sensitive gatherings including minors or confidential information. And as The New York Times reported on Friday, the weaponization of Zoom, not just for pranks but for harassment campaigns, has become a pressing concern at the highest levels of law enforcement as growing online groups gather on Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, and 4Chan to coordinate attacks.


However, if you are the Federal Government, no f*cking problem.

The Department of Health, under amendments to the National Disaster Act, now has permission to keep a database and track citizens who have tested positive for COVID-19, are suspected to be positive or are in contact with a positive patient.

“The National Department of Health shall develop and maintain a national database to enable the tracing of persons who are known or reasonably suspected to have come into contact with any person known or reasonably suspected to have contracted COVID-19,” the regulations state.

This will include:

First name
Last name
Identity number/Passport number
Residential address
Work address/Other addresses where they could be located
Cellphone number
COVID-19 test results
The personal details of all known or suspected contacts of anyone who has tested positive for the virus
As well any other information the department considers necessary for contact tracing.

No, I don't see any possibilities of misuse here whatsoever. I also have a Bridge to Nowhere for sale.

Now here's a perfect example of Zoombombing.

Zoom has become an indispensable communications tool while America is stuck in COVID-19 quarantine. From church services to "quarantini" cocktail hours, online "6-feet-a-partays," family reunions, college lectures and company meetings, the online meeting platform has met the demand for people hungering for a way to keep in touch while being sequestered.

Zoom is so popular that buyers have rushed to the NASDAQ to see how it's doing on the market and buying the stock, which, by the way, isn't the company with the ticker symbol ZOOM. Oops.

But someone always ruins the fun for the rest of us – or adds to it, depending on your sense of humor and tolerance.

It turns out that when you advertise the Zoom meeting link that anyone can access, you stand the risk of a prankster infiltrating the meeting. Strippers, hijackers, and sickos all have attended college lectures, classes and a man defending his Ph.D. thesis with bad jokes, pornography, and disgusting comments.


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When The Sewer Twitter makes a mistake, why is always in favor of the big and powerful? Rhetorical.

A New York university was given access to the parody account of a student at the college who used the account to make fun of the school.

A Twitter account under the name @SUNYGeneeso that was operated by student Isaiah Kelly, according to Business Insider, had been using the handle to poke fun at the college for its handling of recent events on campus, which included a power failure and the library being closed due to an asbestos infection.

"Twitter determined the account violated their policy on account impersonation and turned access over to us." Tweet This
When the account had been locked initially, the student was sent a notification informing him that the email address had been changed.

According to Kelly, the email that had supposedly gained access to the account belonged to an administrator, which in turn allowed the person to edit the profile, which included changing the banner and removing some of the tweets from the account.

The student did get back access to the account, but it had been suspended for violating Twitter’s policy on impersonation.


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Doctors are supposed to be so smart. Just what in the hell did you think was going to happen when you told people to stay put? Most of mankind is not prepared to be couch potatoes 24/7.

Doctors are urging Brits to avoid gardening or DIY jobs around the house during the coronavirus lockdown.

They are concerned that work may result in injuries that could add to the strain that hospitals are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons is urging Brits to avoid starting any task that could lead in a traumatic injury as it could divert NHS staff and resources away for the current coronavirus crisis at hand.

Wankers.

After preparing tonight's ONT I found out first hand about our local hospital's emergency room. I didn't get bitched at. Needless to say The ONTs are going to be scant for a period of time.

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Life continues, even in death.

Hundreds of mourners on motorbikes flouted the ban on large crowds and swarmed the streets outside a Queens funeral home Friday — while two NYPD cops even directed traffic, The Post has learned.

The streets were filled with the high-speed funeral procession at about 10:30 a.m. at the Leahy McDonald Funeral home at 111th Street and Atlantic Avenue — prompting outrage from leaders of one police union over the unsafe conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Now more Lunacy!” the Sergeants Benevolent Association wrote as it tweeted a video showing scores of motorcycles and ATVs at the funeral.


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What appears to be the perfect tool for social distancing, is in short supply.

You may or may not want babies, but sure as hell not right now. And you don't want STDs at any point in time. That's why you use protection. But you're not going to be able to maintain your reputation as a man who always traps his seed with the vigilance of a big game hunter if the coronavirus causes a world-wide condom shortage -- and it might.

The pandemic has shut down everything, including the Malaysia-based Karex -- the company that makes one out of every five condoms in the world in their three factories in China and India. Both countries are in heavy lockdown, to stop the spread of coronavirus, leading to all three factories going an entire week without making a single horny hoodie. A week-long disruption in the manufacturing line means there will be 100 million fewer condoms available in the near future to keep your streak of making your sperm feel like they've narrowly escaped an exploding Death Star only to be ensnared in another one of your dastardly latex contraptions alive.

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The ONT Musical Interlude

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This is not the AoSHQ Cob Dental Plan. Genius Award Winners.

An ex-receptionist says a New Jersey dental office is a hotbed of drug and alcohol use where her boss took hard liquor shots out of dental cups and threw a booklet at her for blowing the whistle, a new lawsuit alleges.

Nadia Zevallos says she was driven out of the American Dental Center in Union after complaining about the rampant party culture promoted by her supervisor Lilly Almeida, according to her Union County lawsuit filed Thursday.

The 39-year-old Belleville, New Jersey, woman says she saw Almeida drink hard liquor out of dental cups, eat marijuana jello shots and pot brownies while on the job, the court papers allege.

Almeida also allegedly pushed these edibles and drinks on other employees who partook in the partying, including a dental assistant who handled patients, the court documents say.

Zevallos was also offered the drugs and alcohol but passed, the court filings say.


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Tonight's Feel Good Stories of The Day Via Photos.

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1 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 05, 2020 09:31 PM (JFzNN)

2 How are you MinHum?

Posted by: wing at April 05, 2020 09:33 PM (JFzNN)

3 should be MisHum

Posted by: wing at April 05, 2020 09:33 PM (JFzNN)

4 Thanks for the ONT.

You all had snow again? One thing I have liked has been the weather has been pretty nice. Except when I washed the car.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (A5zUN)

5 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:35 PM (Do5/p)

6 "I was told there would be no Yoko." - F. Zappa

Posted by: filbert at April 05, 2020 09:35 PM (NiXyF)

7 2 How are you MinHum?

Posted by: wing at April 05, 2020 09:33 PM

Is that like Mini Me?

MisHum, MinHum... is there a MaxHum too?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:36 PM (Do5/p)

8 6 "I was told there would be no Yoko." - F. Zappa
Posted by: filbert at April 05, 2020 09:35 PM (NiXyF)

I call BS on that quote

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:36 PM (aA3+G)

9 Hey everybody.

Read today that the next 7-10 days are expected to be the worst for CV in the US.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (L2ZTs)

10 Willowed:

If the US death toll is estimated to be 100k, I'll take the under in case anybody wants to make a friendly wager.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:50 PM (Bv5VB)

We'll take that action!

Now we just have to make sure *every* fatality is marked as COVID-19 from now on.
Posted by: This... is China News Network



They're already doing it.

https://tinyurl.com/rtpwzah

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (Bd48Y)

11 2 How are you MinHum?
Posted by: wing at April 05, 2020 09:33 PM (JFzNN)

I'm good thanks for asking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (aA3+G)

12 I call BS on that quote
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:36 PM (aA3+G)


Come on, I got it straight from Bullshirt's Quotations!

Posted by: filbert at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (NiXyF)

13 Wow, early! Thanks!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (UUBmN)

14
Bacchus isn't practicing social distancing. Nor is he or his entourage wearing masks and gloves.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (mht8P)

15 Doctors are urging Brits to avoid gardening or DIY jobs around the house during the coronavirus lockdown.

They are concerned that work may result in injuries that could add to the strain that hospitals are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


So they prefer people to stay at home doing nothing, getting obese and developing diabetes? I guess that's one way to flatten the curve of doctor visits.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:38 PM (Do5/p)

16 13 Wow, early! Thanks!
Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (UUBmN)

You're welcome
Its part of the In-Network Plan

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:38 PM (aA3+G)

17 Sneeked in early

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 09:39 PM (ZCEU2)

18 Good evening, Horde!

MisHum--did you go to the emergency room?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (TdMsT)

19 Zappa, Yoko, and Selenus moobs.

MisHum giveth, and he taketh away.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

20 Be somewhat disappointed if there wasn't any Zappa

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (ZCEU2)

21 Notice the people who are sad for your happiness, and happy for your sadness. They're the ones who deserve a slow painful death at your hands. - Pissed-off Anonymous.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:41 PM (XRarA)

22 Oh, Jethro Tull! Every fat man picture tells a story.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

23 People who are sad for your happiness and happy for your sadness are often your spouse or middle management.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:41 PM (NWiLs)

24 How can that petite thing down a mug like that and keep her abs? I have to say, "That's impressive."

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (6eEQ+)

25
Let me see if I can get this straight. All deaths in the US will now be attributed to COVID-19 but no deaths in China will be. Sumthin' like that?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (mht8P)

26 Oh Insom...

#21

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (XRarA)

27 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

You notice all of the little details.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:43 PM (aA3+G)

28 Wankers.
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None of that--repetitive stress injuries, you know!

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 09:43 PM (Eicbe)

29 Eris, I watched that video of Critical Drinker destroying with fire Alien Covenant/ What a dumpster fire of a movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:44 PM (XRarA)

30 Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (TdMsT)

Yup, I'm good for another 3 months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:44 PM (aA3+G)

31 That last picture is that stupid Tiger King show I keep hearing about, isn't it?

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 05, 2020 09:45 PM (eeXs4)

32 I knew it. I just knew it. Hit us with a naked fat person, huh? Dang, and I stayed awake for that.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 09:45 PM (XhWtx)

33 "After preparing tonight's ONT I found out first hand about our local hospital's emergency room."

What? Are you ok?

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 09:45 PM (Tnijr)

34 qdpsteve thats until there gone then it will be the nxt 7 -10 days after that.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 09:45 PM (ZCEU2)

35 24 How can that petite thing down a mug like that and keep her abs? I have to say, "That's impressive."
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (6eEQ+)


She stuck her finger down her throat afterward.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:45 PM (TdMsT)

36 Let me see if I can get this straight. All deaths in the US will now be attributed to COVID-19 but no deaths in China will be. Sumthin' like that?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Looks like it.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 09:46 PM (Bd48Y)

37 29 Eris, I watched that video of Critical Drinker destroying with fire Alien Covenant/ What a dumpster fire of a movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:44 PM (XRarA)
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I hate it more with each contemplation of its existence, but it has given us some prime Critical Drinker.

Naaaaahh, it'll be fine!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

38 That last picture is definitely a late Imperial Rome, say 4th Century AD, Saturnalia and the one in the cart is some great great great grandfather to both Nadler and Michael Moore.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:46 PM (XRarA)

39 evening Ladyl

Posted by: wing at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (JFzNN)

40 while some have speculated that maternity wards will see an uptick in mothers giving birth nine months after the lockdowns began.

To babies bearing a striking resemblance to the pool boy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

41
Because I have nothing else to do, the Official AoSHQ Classical Music Playlist of White Supremacy and Heartless Greed (TM) grinds on. By the time the flash drives for the previous requesters come, it may be 2600 pieces.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (mht8P)

42 All hail Mr. Humanitarian!

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistries Appreciation Association, AoSHQ Battalion at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (DMUuz)

43 I am not feeling well. I have a slight tightness in my chest and feel a bit feverish. No cough though. I tried to go to bed early but can't sleep - because I am afraid.

I hope I am just imagining things and will feel better tomorrow.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (d6Ksn)

44 Anyone else's wife just sitting around in a dirty bathrobe watching "The Goop Lab" over and over? FML.

Posted by: Brad Falchuk at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (2N7oZ)

45 "Doctors are urging Brits to avoid gardening or DIY jobs around the house during the coronavirus lockdown."

Yes, everyone, wrap your self in bubble wrap and DO NOT MOVE for the next one to twelve months. It's the only reasonable solution. There is Wuhan Corona and that is the only illness to worry about ever.

Wankers is right. Bollocks to all that.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:48 PM (6eEQ+)

46 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (d6Ksn)

Be well!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:48 PM (aA3+G)

47 26 Oh Insom...

#21
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (XRarA)

I find these statements consistent and even complementary.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:48 PM (NWiLs)

48 Eris, the only thing fine about that movie was Ridley's paycheck.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (XRarA)

49 43 I am not feeling well. I have a slight tightness in my chest and feel a bit feverish. No cough though. I tried to go to bed early but can't sleep - because I am afraid.

I hope I am just imagining things and will feel better tomorrow.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (d6Ksn)


{{{Donna}}}

Take care of yourself.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (TdMsT)

50 Got to stop taking afternoon naps.I shouldn't be up now.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (ZCEU2)

51
Wankers is right. Bollocks to all that.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:48 PM (6eEQ+)


A load of codswallop. Sod 'em for the rent.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (mht8P)

52 Is that a real poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (I2/tG)

53 NJ desperately looking for experienced COBOL coders.

https://tinyurl.com/rw587zt

Well no f**ing shit. Yet when we all told the suits 20 or 25 years ago "Hey dumbass, upgrade or replace these dinosaur systems 'cause they are just barely holding together." they just ignored us. Sorry not in the budget.

It's funny isn't it, that experienced, senior level people are well, experienced and know what the hell they are talking about.

LOLGF

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (Y4EXg)

54 MisHum, I hope you're okay. The ER is not a place you want to go to in the best of times. This ain't the best of times.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (/669Q)

55 Evening all.

This will all start winding down soon, and then we can all get back to business.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (Bv5VB)

56 Wing!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (TdMsT)

57 Ladyl: "She stuck her finger down her throat afterward."

Hmm. Good call. Every dude I've seen guzzle like that looks like the Michelin Man but with less definition.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (6eEQ+)

58 Very much liked, and laughed at, Kathy's contribution to the ONT

Posted by: cfo mom at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (RfzVr)

59 35 24 How can that petite thing down a mug like that and keep her abs? I have to say, "That's impressive."
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (6eEQ+)


She stuck her finger down her throat afterward.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:45 PM (TdMsT)

Maybe. Although, champion female competitive eater Molly Schuyler is a tiny little thing and there's no indication she's bulimic.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (NWiLs)

60 I've borrowed a scanner from my sister and have been slowly going through my old pictures and scanning them onto the laptops. They were getting discolored. I used to be well travelled.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (eeXs4)

61 And didn't we have that last picture on an art thread before? If not, it was something similar.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (/669Q)

62 Donna keep a temperature check on yourself

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (ZCEU2)

63 I hope those looking for COBOL programmers get swarmed by Kobolds*

*giggles*

Spellchecker wants to replace Kobolds with "Cuckolds"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (XRarA)

64 Has anyone (other than NJ) even used COBOL since the late 70s/early 80s?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (NWiLs)

65 She stuck her finger down her throat afterward.
Posted by: Ladyl

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Ladyl, respectfully, I'm not at all sure she'd even notice a finger.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (Y4EXg)

66 Maybe. Although, champion female competitive eater Molly Schuyler is a tiny little thing and there's no indication she's bulimic.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (NWiLs)


{{{Insom}}}

Some people clearly have won the metabolism lottery.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (TdMsT)

67
How can that petite thing down a mug like that and keep her abs? I have to say, "That's impressive."
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (6eEQ+)


In some respects, impressively non-petite.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (mht8P)

68 63 I hope those looking for COBOL programmers get swarmed by Kobolds*

*rolls for initiative*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (NWiLs)

69 the obe day more family singers are really cute

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (G546f)

70 Donna , do you have any zinc tablets? Take one if you do.

I'll say a prayer for you. Feel better!

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (/669Q)

71 {{{{{Horde}}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (/UQ/R)

72 55 Evening all.

This will all start winding down soon, and then we can all get back to business.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM

You must live in a red state.

Michigan's original 'stay-at-home' order expires on Tuesday.

But if Half-Whitmer has her way, Michiganders will not be getting back to business until mid-June.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (Do5/p)

73 61 And didn't we have that last picture on an art thread before? If not, it was something similar.
Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (/669Q)


This isn't the Mid Day Art Thread.
It's The ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (aA3+G)

74 66 Maybe. Although, champion female competitive eater Molly Schuyler is a tiny little thing and there's no indication she's bulimic.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:50 PM (NWiLs)


{{{Insom}}}

Some people clearly have won the metabolism lottery.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}}

Yes, yes they did.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (NWiLs)

75 That delight is "The Triumph of Bacchus" by Flemish painter Cornelis de Vos.

That would be a great thing to have on black velvet in my vomitorium.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

76 Ladyl, respectfully, I'm not at all sure she'd even notice a finger.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (Y4EXg)


Uh, um. Hmmm.

I bet you didn't notice her fingers!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (TdMsT)

77
But if Half-Whitmer has her way, Michiganders will not be getting back to business until mid-June.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (Do5/p)


She's getting paid, so there's no rush.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (mht8P)

78 Good night horde, stay well please.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (ZCEU2)

79 {{{WDS!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (TdMsT)

80 FIRST!!!

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (Lhcx9)

81 That would be a great thing to have on black velvet in my vomitorium.

Don't forget the black light. Or maybe you should.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (XRarA)

82 Anna Puma: "Spellchecker wants to replace Kobolds with 'Cuckolds'"

Ha! Everything's been South Parked grammatically and Idiocracied philosophically. Strange age we live in. Some very stupid times.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (6eEQ+)

83 Donna, zinc lozenges, vitamin C, and do you have access to a sauna?

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (ouBhA)

84 65 She stuck her finger down her throat afterward.
Posted by: Ladyl

---

Ladyl, respectfully, I'm not at all sure she'd even notice a finger.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (Y4EXg)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE'S SUGGESTING SHE TAKES APPENDAGES OF SIGNFICANTLY GREATER LENGTH AND GIRTH DOWN HER THROAT ON A REGULAR BASIS.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (NWiLs)

85 COBOL, Schmobol.

Posted by: Fortran at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (l3+k2)

86 Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:52 PM (/669Q)

Yes, I have zinc. Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (d6Ksn)

87 Has anyone (other than NJ) even used COBOL since the late 70s/early 80s?
Posted by: Insomniac

---
JPMorgan has a small group. The MF apps on the big iron is where the high transaction updates are done. IIRC the SABRE app for airlines (reservations) was COBOL based until recently.

They pay them a shit ton too.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (Y4EXg)

88 77
But if Half-Whitmer has her way, Michiganders will not be getting back to business until mid-June.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (Do5/p)

She's getting paid, so there's no rush.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (mht8P)

Ever notice how the people who want this country shut down are independently wealthy or sucking off the taxpayer teat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (aA3+G)

89
IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE'S SUGGESTING SHE TAKES APPENDAGES OF SIGNFICANTLY GREATER LENGTH AND GIRTH DOWN HER THROAT ON A REGULAR BASIS.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (NWiLs)


I get that, big guy.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (TdMsT)

90 Ladyl dahlin!

ALH.....lol! You trying to be Sponge?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (/UQ/R)

91 evenin horde.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (s9Eo8)

92 Donna, you take good care of yourself.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (NWiLs)

93 Donna - if you have Zicam or Cold-Eez use it!

personally I wonder why the zicam nose swab thingies wouldn't be super helpful for this virus - it sure knocks out colds - especially if you use it when you first feel symptoms?

anyway just a thought!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (j9HX3)

94 Ever notice how the people who want this country shut down are independently wealthy or sucking off the taxpayer teat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM

She's just following orders.

Posted by: George Soros at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (Do5/p)

95 Lovely photo of Lake Superior up top, Mis Hum. Thanks for another dandy ONT!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (WFcrO)

96 So, Riverside County, California is requiring that you wear a mask if you leave your home.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the top health officer in the state's fourth-most populous county, said "not everybody's getting the message" about social distancing while in public, so officials were forced to "change from saying that you should to saying that you must."

The order issued Saturday also prohibits all gatherings except for family members living in the same home, according to a county statement. Police would enforce the regulations "as they deem necessary," the statement said.


You can be gardening by yourself in your backyard, and be arrested if you aren't wearing a mask.

Note that Riverside County was telling people a week ago that masks weren't necessary.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (I2/tG)

97 Michigan's original 'stay-at-home' order expires on Tuesday.

But if Half-Whitmer has her way, Michiganders will not be getting back to business until mid-June.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:53 PM (Do5/p)
---
Not that I won't be out and about (like Bacchus!) anyway, but the 'Rona is supposed to spike in the middle of the month. Is it over this Tuesday?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

98
I hope I am just imagining things and will feel better tomorrow.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 09:47 PM (d6Ksn)

Donna, 9 out of 10 ppl sent by their docs for covid testing coz of symptoms turn out negative
It's very likely that you do not have it
Get some rest and feel better
*prayers*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (G546f)

99 A riddle for you all:Q. If Frank Zappa had ever done and album about filial ingratitude, what would he have called it?A. "Dweezils Ripped My Flesh", of course.
I thought of that years ago, but had never heard the song to which it alludes (or any other FZ as far as I know) until just now. The music was not actively offensive. Wish I could have understood even some of the lyrics.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (61477)

100 85 COBOL, Schmobol.
Posted by: Fortran at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (l3+k2)

FORTRAN schmortran.

Posted by: Basic at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (TdMsT)

101 95 Lovely photo of Lake Superior up top, Mis Hum. Thanks for another dandy ONT!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (WFcrO)


You're welcome.
i was essential that day

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (aA3+G)

102 Skip, here's what I'm assuming the future CV timeline is:

- Remainder of April: getting over the worst hump of CV cases
- May: clearing out most of the rest, and gubmint instruction on how to keep CV from returning, plus maybe the beginnings of a huge vaccination program
- June 1: things are finally opening up again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (L2ZTs)

103
re the New Jersey party dentist -

Who knew, that Jennifer Aniston character in Horrible Bosses is real!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (oGNNA)

104 Don't forget the black light. Or maybe you should.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (Dc2NZ)

105 Evening all

Busy day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (85Gof)

106 Hadrian the Seventh: "In some respects, impressively non-petite."

I guess what fat is there has positioned itself optimally. Yet another impressive trick.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (6eEQ+)

107 Where the @*$^ did my carriage-returns go? Shouldn't they at least be **#ing spaces?

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (61477)

108 Pinky, "What SNOBOL for Windows?"

The Brain, "I am going to hurt you."

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (XRarA)

109
Is it over this Tuesday?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (Dc2NZ)


You have to stay locked up until we're doing as well as the PRC.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (mht8P)

110 re the New Jersey party dentist -

Who knew, that Jennifer Aniston character in Horrible Bosses is real!
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 09:58 PM (oGNNA)
---------

I was thinking who knew that NGU was a woman?

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:59 PM (/669Q)

111 95 Lovely photo of Lake Superior up top, Mis Hum. Thanks for another dandy ONT!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM (WFcrO)


Yes--great ONT, MisHum.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

112 97

Not that I won't be out and about (like Bacchus!) anyway, but the 'Rona is supposed to spike in the middle of the month. Is it over this Tuesday?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 09:57 PM

Her original order expires on 04/06/20, I think.

But she wants to extend by 70 days.

She already cancelled school for the rest of the year last week.

10 more weeks... yay...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 09:59 PM (Do5/p)

113 - June 1: things are finally opening up again.


"things" have to start opening up before the end of April my man

so, my timeline includes OPENING UP the areas with very low incidence, while keeping social distancing but allowing people to work (maybe with masks)

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:00 PM (j9HX3)

114 ARC, Riverside County is interesting.

Most of its population is in the far western portion of the county: Corona (yes really the name of the town), Riverside, Norco, Moreno Valley, Eastvale, et cetera.

Then there's not much until you get to Banning/Beaumont/Cabazon, then Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and finally, Indio (where Coachella takes place more or less). There's civilization but not nearly to the extent of Corona/Riverside.

Then there's nothing until Blythe, right at the Arizona border. Blythe isn't very big either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:00 PM (L2ZTs)

115 what I learned today:

standing in line makes me crabby

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:00 PM (G546f)

116

Current COBOL standard is COBOL-2014 (I just looked it up). New COBOL code is still be written. Big banks, govts, and other with big iron still use it.

There are a number of COBOL compilers available for Linux, including GnuCOBOL, which any distro should have in the package database.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (f1Vqw)

117 Black Orchid, fair point and I empathize/hope that 100%.

Unfortunately I'm stuck in the LA/Orange County area, a/k/a Overpopulated With Idjits Central.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (L2ZTs)

118 115 what I learned today:

standing in line makes me crabby
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:00 PM (G546f)

Und how long has ziss been ze case? Tell me your first memory of standing in line...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (NWiLs)

119 Bonsoir, fappettes et fappeurs!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (7WaWV)

120 Ever notice how the people who want this country shut down are independently wealthy or sucking off the taxpayer teat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (aA3+G)


Good thing they are motivated to protect you for your own good!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (BiNEL)

121 - Remainder of April: getting over the worst hump of CV cases
- May: clearing out most of the rest, and gubmint instruction on how to keep CV from returning, plus maybe the beginnings of a huge vaccination program
- June 1: things are finally opening up again.


- June 2-15th - people stagger out of their homes and come into contact with the virus because IT IS PART OF THE WORLD NOW and then cases shoot up again
- June 16 - back on LOCKDOWN! enjoy!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:02 PM (j9HX3)

122 standing in line makes me crabby
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:00 PM (G546f)

What? You have the crabs?

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 10:02 PM (s9Eo8)

123 Current COBOL standard is COBOL-2014 (I just looked it up). New COBOL code is still be written. Big banks, govts, and other with big iron still use it.

There are a number of COBOL compilers available for Linux, including GnuCOBOL, which any distro should have in the package database.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (f1Vqw)

Huh. I thought it was a dead language. Like Latin.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

124 115 what I learned today:

standing in line makes me crabby
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:00 PM (G546f)

You were never a terrible 2 were yo?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:02 PM (aA3+G)

125 Unfortunately I'm stuck in the LA/Orange County area, a/k/a Overpopulated With Idjits Central.


maybe so, but you guys are actually doing well with this thing. low humidity, good temps and lots of sun - bad new for Mr Corona

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (j9HX3)

126 Black Orchid, that's the DNC's plan.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (L2ZTs)

127 Hoping You Get Your Money's Worth Edition

So far so good. Worth every penny I paid for it, less Internet sales tax.

Now to read the content beyond the title.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Jerusalem Report
at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (AoLFQ)

128 Black Orchid, I hope so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (L2ZTs)

129 That is a lovely picture. Even though I am a cheesehead, I have never been to Lake Superior. We went up north on vacation every year, but got no further north than Eagle River (which is pretty far north).

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (d6Ksn)

130 The media, yesterday: "Sure the blue cities are getting hit the hardest by the coronavirus virus, but the "mighty ocean of coronavirus" is about to hit Trump-supporting areas, particularly The South. It will be just great!"

The media, in #twoweeks: "Trump ignored the virus because he knew that it would ravish the blue cities, and leave the Trump-supporting areas mostly untouched."

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (I2/tG)

131 my tweet of the day

"Media mean girl tweets about Trump like he's the ex that dumped their ass."

https://twitter.com/votermom/status/
1246949632497893376

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:04 PM (G546f)

132 maybe so, but you guys are actually doing well with this thing. low humidity, good temps and lots of sun - bad new for Mr Corona
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (j9HX3)

I thought humidity helped kill the virus.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 10:04 PM (d6Ksn)

133 I was thinking who knew that NGU was a woman?

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:59 PM (/669Q)

Ouch

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:04 PM (85Gof)

134 Anna Puma: "Spellchecker wants to replace Kobolds with 'Cuckolds'"

But since "Kobolds" don't exist and Cuckolds do, it seems logical!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:04 PM (BiNEL)

135 Anyone watch the George Staphylococcus interview with Joey Bidet? Or that hasn't been aired yet because they need to edit Bidet's responses ala Prof. Gil?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 10:04 PM (XRarA)

136 Huh. I thought it was a dead language. Like Latin.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:02 PM

Sanscrit? You're majoring in a 5000-year old DEAD language.

Okay... (searches through theses...)

Latin. Best I can do.

Posted by: James Droz Andrews at April 05, 2020 10:04 PM (Do5/p)

137 Ever notice how the people who want this country shut down are independently wealthy or sucking off the taxpayer teat.

All the schools in Oregon are shut down.

Think the teachers and administrators are still getting paid?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (I2/tG)

138 She's getting paid, so there's no rush.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (mht8P)

Ever notice how the people who want this country shut down are independently wealthy or sucking off the taxpayer teat
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


I've said that since we started shutting down.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (Bd48Y)

139 Ming Hum the merciless?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (2ygtH)

140 You were never a terrible 2 were yo?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

I was probably awful

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (G546f)

141 Norco, California--Horsetown USA!

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (MP9/9)

142 the lady chugging the beer seems likeable and smart

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (iTXRQ)

143 In the midst of all this corona crap, I've never seen my children, their spouses and my grandchildren so relaxed and happy.

My DIL is off all her autoimmune meds and is walking more than six miles a day.

My friend Jean just had chemo this week. Her numbers right now are really good and she feels great.

I have so much for which to be grateful.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

144
Current FORTAN standard is Fortan 2018. Fortran is very much alive and well, and remains the lingua franca of scientific computing.

With this stupid WuFlu going around, I got interested in the SIR equations again. Among other things, I downloaded the Livermore Labs ODEPACK, public domain numerical solvers. Written in Fortran, of course, and I've been playing with then with the Intel Fortran compiler (2019 version) for the past couple of days.

Intel's compiler hiccuped on some of it, but some options fixed that, to tell the compiler to ignore some "questionable practices" that were common when the original routines were written.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (f1Vqw)

145 Misanthropic Humanitarian

I hope you are OK. There are easier ways to meet nurses. Like MoMeets.

Great picture of Lake Superior, but that harbor does not look very protective.

In any event, get well soon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (u82oZ)

146 First time I saw Frank live it was the Overnight Sensation tour. Riverside Theater, Milwaukee. That was one of his great all time bands

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

147 Behind that quiescent beach scene up top...

Frank Zappa - Road ladies

Did I mention the Zappa groupie I knew in college who dragged me to Chicago to watch 200 Motels?

Oh, yeah, I did.

She and I were 'just friends.'

Posted by: mindful webworker
Jerusalem Report
at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (AoLFQ)

148 Think the teachers and administrators are still getting paid?
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (I2/tG)


I'd be surprised if they weren't.

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (ouBhA)

149 MisHum,
Thank you for the ONT.

Gonna lurke. Motorcycle repair is going slowly and my eeyore nature is too strong tonight.

The rest of you guys (and 'ettes) rock.

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (VcFUs)

150 {{{WDS}}]!!!

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (ouBhA)

151 the lockdown was to "flatten the curve" but the actual people infected who live under that nice flat curve? their numbers don't change, they just get squished into a longer timeframe

so the new focus on "new cases" is irking me A LOT because that doesn't matter, in a few years we will all, one way or another, have had exposure.

what matters is hospitalizations and of course, deaths.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (j9HX3)

152 "The Department of Health, under amendments to the National Disaster Act, now has permission to keep a database and track citizens who have tested positive for COVID-19, are suspected to be positive or are in contact with a positive patient."

The U.S. doesn't have a "Department of Health." This is an order from South Africa (see links in the article). Which doesn't mean that the U.S. couldn't issue a similar order, but it hasn't.

Posted by: Ms. Johnnie at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (qB8iS)

153 but got no further north than Eagle River (which is pretty far north).
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (d6Ksn


LMAO

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

154 MisHum, in your rural area, how's the compliance with state edicts?

I'd bet it's not hard for you to find an open bar still.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (L2ZTs)

155 Mis Hum is sick? Get well soon, MH!

The weather was nice here today. Warm and sunny.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (d6Ksn)

156
Ever notice how the people who want this country shut down are independently wealthy or sucking off the taxpayer teat
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Didn't Bill Gates call for a shut down lasting more than a year?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (aKsyK)

157 Trump has been on TV for three hours a day for a month straight and will likely be on TV for another 3 hours a day for another month.

Anyone who tries to say Trump "ignored" the virus should be shot.

Posted by: Paolo at April 05, 2020 10:08 PM (o1fzk)

158 ARC, Riverside County is interesting.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the top health officer in the state's fourth-most populous county, said "not everybody's getting the message" about social distancing while in public, so officials were forced to "change from saying that you should to saying that you must."

This is how you address serfs, not free citizens.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 10:08 PM (I2/tG)

159 {{{Salty Dog!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:08 PM (TdMsT)

160 wait, WHY did Mis Hum go to the ER?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:08 PM (G546f)

161 Also MisHum, will the Marley switchover be April 13 or April 20? :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:08 PM (L2ZTs)

162 I have so much for which to be grateful.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (TdMsT)


Uplifting news!

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:08 PM (ouBhA)

163 I thought humidity helped kill the virus.


no evidence either way on humidity. temp helps. my guess is - since it's like a cold - it likes humidity just fine, hates dry heat

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:09 PM (j9HX3)

164 I have so much for which to be grateful.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}} I am so happy for you! These are all treasures beyond compare!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:09 PM (BiNEL)

165 Questions questions questions.

One final note for you MisHum: look what you made me buy at Discogs!!

https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-Strictly-
Commercial-The-Best-Of-Frank-Zappa/master/149709

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:09 PM (L2ZTs)

166
but got no further north than Eagle River (which is pretty far north).

Posted by: DonnaV


Eagle River?! Are you a Flackenbach too?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:09 PM (2ygtH)

167 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (u82oZ)

Thanks Salty
My attending nurse couldnt understand why I was asking her if she was the almost world famous Nurse Ratched

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:09 PM (aA3+G)

168 I'm going to try to sleep again. Good night horde, and thanks for the well wishes.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 10:09 PM (d6Ksn)

169 156

Didn't Bill Gates call for a shut down lasting more than a year?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM

Yep. Follow the money...

Funny how not allowing anyone to develop long-term immunity to the virus is working in his favor...

https://bit.ly/2V0vYyG

Posted by: James Droz Andrews at April 05, 2020 10:10 PM (Do5/p)

170 Anyone who tries to say Trump "ignored" the virus should be shot.


According to my TDS afflicted co workers, Trump ignored it, underplayed it, reacted to late to it, doesn't listed to scientists, didn't listen to his IC, and is criminally liable for every death. Seriously. TDS has no cure. Sufferers should be purged with fire.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 05, 2020 10:10 PM (eeXs4)

171 I've decided I'm gonna start watching one movie a night to get me through quarantine.

My choices for tonight:

- Say Anything
- The Outlaw Josey Wales
- Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (original 1974 version)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:10 PM (L2ZTs)

172 This is how you address serfs, not free citizens.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 10:08 PM (I2/tG)


Comrade citizen, this what happens when the people don't pay attention to those they elect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:10 PM (BiNEL)

173 to tell the compiler to ignore some "questionable practices" that were common when the original routines were written.
Posted by: publius

---

When we wrote them, those were called "Brilliant workarounds".

LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 10:11 PM (Y4EXg)

174 Puddleglum, fire is almost too good for them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

175 Anyone who tries to say Trump "ignored" the virus should be shot.



Cripes, at some point he'll be declared patient zero.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:11 PM (2ygtH)

176 According to my TDS afflicted co workers, Trump ignored it, underplayed it, reacted to late to it, doesn't listed to scientists, didn't listen to his IC, and is criminally liable for every death. Seriously. TDS has no cure. Sufferers should be purged with fire.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 05, 2020 10:10 PM (eeXs4)

don't forget he called it a hoax and i heard he went over to the Federal supply of masks and pissed on them like he did in russia and that bed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:12 PM (85Gof)

177 Funny how not allowing anyone to develop long-term immunity to the virus is working in his favor...


it's interesting b/c the only reason I can see now for Fauci to be SO DEADSET against HCQ/zinc treatment - which is being used to great effect ALL OVER THE WORLD - would be to sandbag

why would he want to stretch this out??!? it is a race between us getting OVER this, and his interests coming up with a new pricy vaccine?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:12 PM (j9HX3)

178 According to my TDS afflicted co workers, Trump ignored it, underplayed it, reacted to late to it, doesn't listed to scientists, didn't listen to his IC, and is criminally liable for every death. Seriously. TDS has no cure. Sufferers should be purged with fire.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 05, 2020 10:10 PM (eeXs4)

I am in agreement, although this would take out my BiL too. I'm sure his children will miss him.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

179 Dr. Cameron Kaiser

A quote from Cameron Kaiser, 2013: "Riverside County, like the rest of the country, is moving from the era of communicable disease to the era of chronic disease."

Good prediction, champ.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM (I2/tG)

180 Ouch
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:04 PM (85Gof)
--------

Sorry NGU. You are the only NJ dentist I know, therefore all stories about NJ dentists must be about you. It's science. Or math. Statistics, maybe. Something.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM (/669Q)

181 I'm not a huge fan of Fauci, but to an extent he inoculates PDT from the worst CV handling criticism.

A lot of lefties hate PDT but like Fauci. Every day the prez doesn't fire him, they lose.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM (L2ZTs)

182 164 I have so much for which to be grateful.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}} I am so happy for you! These are all treasures beyond compare!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:09 PM (BiNEL)


{{{Hrothgar}}}

Yes--I'm feeling really joyful about those things.

Plus, dear Insom got a job, just to put the icing on the cake!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

183 Ladyl, me too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:14 PM (L2ZTs)

184 Plus, dear Insom got a job, just to put the icing on the cake!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

It really was just about making y'all happy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:14 PM (NWiLs)

185 {{{......Ladyl......}}}. You are indeed blessed.

Tip o ta hat to you, Commissar Hrothgar.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:14 PM (u82oZ)

186 Am guessing you -- and possibly the ONT coterie -- might enjoy this.

Ah, so very much enjoyed.

The von Trapped Family Singers

Posted by: mindful webworker
Jerusalem Report
at April 05, 2020 10:14 PM (AoLFQ)

187 Yep. Follow the money...

Funny how not allowing anyone to develop long-term immunity to the virus is working in his favor...

https://bit.ly/2V0vYyG
Posted by: James Droz Andrews at April 05, 2020




meh

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 10:14 PM (HALdu)

188 Ladyl, I'm so glad your family and your friend Jean are all doing well. I remember how sick your DIL was for so long.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:15 PM (/669Q)

189 And didn't we have that last picture on an art thread before? If not, it was something similar.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (/669Q)

Vaguely similar.

If you are a Red Sox fan...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:15 PM (dLLD6)

190 it is a race between us getting OVER this, and his interests coming up with a new pricy vaccine?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 10:12 PM (j9HX3)


Oh come on,at some point I think you have made enough money!

Posted by: Commissar Barky O'Bama at April 05, 2020 10:15 PM (BiNEL)

191 And Hi, Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

184. Wait. Do you have a full time job, with pay and bennies, or not?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:15 PM (u82oZ)

192 184 Plus, dear Insom got a job, just to put the icing on the cake!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

It really was just about making y'all happy.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:14 PM (NWiLs)


Well of COURSE!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:15 PM (TdMsT)

193 Herd immunity is 70%, or 230 million Americans. Let's all sneeze on each other to reach our goal.

#FightFor230

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (LxTcq)

194 New Jersey is summoning the Lords Of COBOL, so this old comic is green again-
dilbert.com/strip/1997-11-04

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (ykYG2)

195 Tip o ta hat to you, Commissar Hrothgar.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:14 PM (u82oZ)


NaCly me good man, how do you be?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

196 Anyone who tries to say Trump "ignored" the virus should be shot.

Everyone come on down for Chinese New Year celebrations!

No reason to stay away!

Posted by: Democrats! at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (I2/tG)

197 Don't be a dumbass. [CBD]

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

198 TDS has no cure. Sufferers should be purged with fire.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 05, 2020 10:10 PM (eeXs4)
---
Pluck out the Stone of Folly, followed by a course of leeches and perhaps a mustard plaster.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (Dc2NZ)

199 Critical Drinker has a review of 'Unforgiven' over on Youtube. He loves it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (ykYG2)

200 >> When we wrote them, those were called "Brilliant workarounds".

The questionable practices were simply using a big ol' array for multiple purposes. The main program, which calls the Livermore routines, must declare an array for works space. Different routines in the code use it for different purposes, declaring it as various different sizes and dimensions.

That's very bad to a modern compiler, but was common in the days of memory at a premium.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (f1Vqw)

201 I was thinking who knew that NGU was a woman?

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:59 PM (/669Q)

I know NGU.

For a woman, she is really, really ugly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (dLLD6)

202 I feel lucky too, Ladyl.

My niece in law who has wuflu is tired, but afebrile and is feeling better (she's 50 so not a kiddo) and so far my nephew and their 15yo are fine. I encouraged her to try proning and it's been a success.

My husband and I are fine, the boys are now used to being put of school and while we're cooped up, we're really ok!

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (ONvIw)

203 Well, I made my first claim for unemployment today.

What did you do today?

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (Lhcx9)

204 181

I'm not a huge fan of Fauci, but to an extent he inoculates PDT from the worst CV handling criticism.

A lot of lefties hate PDT but like Fauci. Every day the prez doesn't fire him, they lose.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM

I dunno. I am of the opposite opinion. If the Left likes one of President Trump's people, it's not because that person is a help to President Trump.

Trump following Fauci's advice to shut down the economy, because this virus was supposedly so dangerous, is why Trump now has no possible way (politically) to start things back up again.

There will be cases and infections and deaths for months. The media and Democrats will blame every one on Trump for "not listening to his advisers" and "putting money over people's lives", etc.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (Do5/p)

205 Yes--I'm feeling really joyful about those things.

Plus, dear Insom got a job, just to put the icing on the cake!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:13 PM (TdMsT)


All good things indeed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (BiNEL)

206 Saxon Harbor got wiped out in the flood of 2016...

https://tinyurl.com/wx7brju

Posted by: davidt at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (l3+k2)

207 Lake Superior, eh? Think you're better than us, huh?

What other superlative place names do we have in this country?

Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Park
Great Smoky Mtns Nat'l Park

And of course that all time AOSHQ favorite:

The Grand Tetons!

Others?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (m45I2)

208 I know NGU.

For a woman, she is really, really ugly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (dLLD6)

hey I've been told i have a nice ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (85Gof)

209 Clyde, hmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

210 I know NGU.

For a woman, she is really, really ugly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (dLLD6)

hey I've been told i have a nice ass
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (85Gof)

Or was it I am an ass?

Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (85Gof)

211
188 Ladyl, I'm so glad your family and your friend Jean are all doing well. I remember how sick your DIL was for so long.
Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:15 PM (/669Q)


Thank you, Bluebell! She has a bunch of autoimmune problems, and it's miraculous she is doing so well. I'm glad she's being really active, too.

And Jean--well I don't want to live in a world without Jean in it.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

212 Grand Canyon comes to mind

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 05, 2020 10:19 PM (7ZQe3)

213 Anyone out there tonight still making masks?

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:19 PM (ONvIw)

214 I watched four episodes of Counterpart.

'Checkpoint Charlie' noir / spy thriller except that it's not East and West Berlin, it's This Berlin and Mirror Universe Berlin.

So far, so good.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (ykYG2)

215 hey I've been told i have a nice ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (85Gof)

I have absolutely nothing to say about this.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (dLLD6)

216 I'm in Michigan. If Gretchen Whitmer and I were walking down the street and she stepped out in front of a speeding car, I would not make any attempt to save her - not even "Hey, look out." She is a useless, stupid, evil, conniving, lying, b!tch.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (RfzVr)

217 We are well.

Went for a mile walk, looking at distant fields outlined in orange flames as the end of the prairie burning winds down. It is a beautiful night.

We used to be able to burn in April, but Kansas City, which is down wind, complained to the EPA. Now it takes some clout to burn in April.

I trust you, Conor, and any itinerant groupies are doing well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

218 163 UV light kills viruses; the missing piece on the contagion puzzle is that once infected (maybe exposed) you are your own worst enemy; recirculating the virus. Get outside my friends.

Posted by: SF jeff at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (kJqpv)

219
My niece in law who has wuflu is tired, but afebrile and is feeling better (she's 50 so not a kiddo) and so far my nephew and their 15yo are fine. I encouraged her to try proning and it's been a success.

My husband and I are fine, the boys are now used to being put of school and while we're cooped up, we're really ok!

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (ONvIw)


That is wonderful, CN!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (TdMsT)

220 {{{ALH}}} hope it gets better

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 10:21 PM (ykYG2)

221 184. Wait. Do you have a full time job, with pay and bennies, or not?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:15 PM (u82oZ)

Next week!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:21 PM (NWiLs)

222 212 Grand Canyon comes to mind
Posted by: Pete Seria at April 05, 2020 10:19 PM (7ZQe3)

No shit

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 05, 2020 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

223 Bacchus isn't practicing social distancing. Nor is he or his entourage wearing masks and gloves.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (mht8P)


His biggest need is to practice 6 foot distancing from his fork.

Mis Hum, how serious was your injury? (or just give me a comment # to refer to).

PS Get healed soon.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 10:22 PM (Z4rgH)

224 Nevergiveup

Good evening, Sir.

It looks like NYC is trying to bum rush the USNS Comfort to accept COVID-19 patients. Is there any big city mayor stupider and more corrupt than Wilhelm?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:22 PM (u82oZ)

225 The cockpit on that Wildcat's got three or four generations of stuff in there.

But it's not like you're buying it to fly cross-country from AZ to MN in mid-winter anyway...

Posted by: JEM at April 05, 2020 10:22 PM (8erNz)

226 Eris,

Critical Drinker on the 2018 Predator movie. Yet another dumpster fire of really stupid writing.

https://youtu.be/8jRTUeGflCM

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 10:22 PM (XRarA)

227 Leg day is twice a week for me. I have an ass like a young Keifer Sutherland.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (LxTcq)

228 That's very bad to a modern compiler, but was common in the days of memory at a premium.
Posted by: publius

---

Oh yeah - the stuff we pulled when memory was very dear. Like storing data on screen, but made 'invisible', by setting the field attributes creatively.

I'm sure my name is still on some real crap.

Good times, good times. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (Y4EXg)

229 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

That needs a NSFW.

Not everyone reads at home.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (dLLD6)

230 So that group is suing Fox News for NOT yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (m45I2)

231 "In just ten days, we discovered that neither the tampon issue, nor the participation of transsexuals in the Olympic Games, nor the climate emergency were real problems, nor emergencies, nor anything of the sort. They were just fictitious problems, the pastimes of a generation that hadn't known tragedy"

--------

That's a profound quote.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (XVuno)

232 prayers for your niece -in-law, CN

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (G546f)

233 Please, sir... may I have more Zappa?

Posted by: BluesFish at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (WQZ1O)

234 Kathy, thank you for the link to the "One Day More" video. It's really cute.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (/669Q)

235 CBD, oops sorry.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (L2ZTs)

236 Awesome elderly gentleman (prolly mid 80s) walks our road quite a bit. Saw him today and asked if he was socially distancing. He said., "I would but the women just won't stay away from me."...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (2ygtH)

237 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 10:21 PM (ykYG2)

Actually, it's a good thing for me. I can postpone retirement for a few more months and get more from social security.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (Lhcx9)

238 Others?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (m45I2)
* * * *

Grand Mesa, Colorado
Grand Canyon, Arizona

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (WFcrO)

239
The Grand Tetons!

Others?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (m45I2)


Not a place, but a great institution: TBDBITL

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (TdMsT)

240 Trump following Fauci's advice to shut down the economy, because this virus was supposedly so dangerous, is why Trump now has no possible way (politically) to start things back up again.

There will be cases and infections and deaths for months. The media and Democrats will blame every one on Trump for "not listening to his advisers" and "putting money over people's lives", etc.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (Do5/p)


In my usual depressed mode, I think "they" finally managed to get Trump in an inescapable box!
After all, a disastrous economic downturn that brutalizes the peasants but gets rid of Trump is a very small price for the peasants to pay, and besides, maybe this time they will learn their lesson!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (BiNEL)

241 That is wonderful, CN!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (TdMsT)

Thanks and I'm happy for you too. Glad your DIL is doing so well.
My niece's case is special as she has a hx of asthma and came through this fine. And if any one was going to kvetch and milk this it would be her and she's only a bit sleepy, still. You don't hear much about survivors, so here's one who weathered the storm without rigors and without broken veneers.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (ONvIw)

242 215 hey I've been told i have a nice ass

Some (more than I'd care to recount) years ago a girlfriend at the time told me I had no ass.

Of course, I was biking 100+ miles a week at the time, so there was a reason for that.

Posted by: JEM at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (8erNz)

243 ..
hey I've been told i have a nice ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (85Gof)



That's cool. So, what is your donkey's name?


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (QzJWU)

244

Americans braced for what the nation's top doctor warned Sunday would be "the hardest and saddest week" of their lives.

"This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,'' U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told "Fox News Sunday."


Does the worst week in history start at midnight tonight or did it start at midnight last night?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (aKsyK)

245 Muldoon

What can I say. We are a country filled with marvels. Like the Crestones.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (u82oZ)

246
Please, sir... may I have more Zappa?

Posted by: BluesFish



What day are we on?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:25 PM (2ygtH)

247 233 Please, sir... may I have more Zappa?
Posted by: BluesFish at April 05, 2020 10:23 PM (WQZ1O)


Be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 10:25 PM (Lhcx9)

248
It looks like NYC is trying to bum rush the USNS Comfort to accept COVID-19 patients. Is there any big city mayor stupider and more corrupt than Wilhelm?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:22 PM (u82oZ)

Yeah, This could turn out to be a disaster. As I said from the Get go, I would never have sent either the Comfort or The Mercy..field hospitals yes, those ships no. And we are also staffing the make shift hospital at the jacobs javits convention center

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:25 PM (85Gof)

249 Anyone out there tonight still making masks?
Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:19 PM (ONvIw)
----------

I'm making some tomorrow to send to my daughters who live in NY and Boston in their Easter boxes. And I'm going to make some for us because I have the feeling that any day now my governor will make it mandatory.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:25 PM (/669Q)

250 213 Anyone out there tonight still making masks?
Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:19 PM (ONvIw)

was gonna, but got sleepy

I'm trying to figure out the simplest way to do a mask if just hand stitching, but with pocket and nose wirr

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (G546f)

251 Grand Canyon comes to mind
Posted by: Pete Seria



*******

Yikes! I missed an obvious one. Thanks!

I'm sure there are more.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (m45I2)

252 Good evening all!

So I have a question: is there any evidence to suggest deaths from straight-up pneumonia and other illnesses are being officially attributed to Wuhan flu? I keep seeing people argue this but have no way of cross-checking it (and obviously the media won't look into it, true or not).

Posted by: Dr. T at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (Vgw1E)

253 246
Please, sir... may I have more Zappa?

Posted by: BluesFish



What day are we on?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:25 PM (2ygtH)

Obviously not day 30

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

254 {{{Jim!!!}}}

The BIRTHDAY BOY is here!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

255 How does one make masks, bluebell, if sewing is a challenge?

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (p1jKL)

256
Americans braced for what the nation's top doctor warned Sunday would be "the hardest and saddest week" of their lives.

If not the final one.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 10:27 PM (mht8P)

257 Nevergiveup

Wow. The regular military medical facilities must be stretched very thin. Hope you, the Medical, Dental, and Nurse Corps are hanging in there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

258 Got to the bottom of the poaste, finally.

My man Bacchus!! Naked, but not on his ottoman!

Posted by: mindful webworker
Jerusalem Report
at April 05, 2020 10:27 PM (AoLFQ)

259 Doctors are urging Brits to avoid gardening or DIY jobs around the house during the coronavirus lockdown.

Funny, my friend on Staten Island did that very thing today. Mowed the grass, weeded the yard and the flower bed, put out mulch and some plants in pots, made the water hose 'orderly' by coiling it properly; general yard work. She felt happy to have done so, like she actually accomplished something. She also said she'll probably feel it tomorrow but at least she won't have to commute.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2020 10:27 PM (Y8PSl)

260 Do you live close to Lake Superior, MisHum? That's a nice picture up top. Does that lake freeze over during the winter?

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (Lhcx9)

261 hey I've been told i have a nice ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (85Gof)

I'll take your word for it

*waives pic requirement*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (G546f)

262 Others?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:18 PM (m45I2)

Grand Central Terminal?

Grand Central Oyster Bar?

Grand Banks?




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (dLLD6)

263 Huh. I thought it was a dead language. Like Latin.

Lingua latina non est mortua. It is the official language of Vatican City, including the Vatican's radio and TV broadcasts. Radio Bremen sometimes broadcasts in Latin. There is also a Latin version of Wikipedia called Vicipaedia, with about 132,000 articles as of 2020.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/l6f7nzu

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (pPNCa)

264
I was thinking who knew that NGU was a woman?

Posted by: bluebell

=======

Haha, didn't know that about NGU -- the being a New Jersey dentist, that is.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (oGNNA)

265
Thanks and I'm happy for you too. Glad your DIL is doing so well.
My niece's case is special as she has a hx of asthma and came through this fine. And if any one was going to kvetch and milk this it would be her and she's only a bit sleepy, still. You don't hear much about survivors, so here's one who weathered the storm without rigors and without broken veneers.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM (ONvIw)


Oh gosh, I'm glad she made it through okay.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

266 Yikes! I missed an obvious one. Thanks!

I'm sure there are more.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (m45I2)
---------

Great Dismal Swamp.

We aim low here in Virginia.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (/669Q)

267 Critical Drinker has a review of 'Unforgiven' over on Youtube. He loves it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 10:17 PM (ykYG2)


Great movie. Really, breaks the mold for Westerns.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (Z4rgH)

268 Hadrian the Seventh

Are you hinting there is another of your stellar complications in the works? Because that would be super.

Is a repeat of my free-will donation still desired?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:29 PM (u82oZ)

269 We are a country filled with marvels. Like the Crestones.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


*******

I know you've mentioned you are familiar with that area. Did you live there or just know it from visiting?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:29 PM (m45I2)

270 I trust you, Conor, and any itinerant groupies are doing well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (u82oZ)


Sadly, I have to report that Conor attracts more groupies than I do whilst we are out walking!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:29 PM (BiNEL)

271 Great Dismal Swamp.

We aim low here in Virginia.
Posted by: bluebell

---

The Great Plains.

(Which really doesn't make much sense if they're plain, does it?)

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (Y4EXg)

272 I thought last week was supposed to be peak hospitalizations for NY
did they get squeezed to next week?

and this coming week was supposed to be PA's peak wek - dunno if it will be

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (G546f)

273 If pneumonia and flu death numbers are way down over last year, and I have seen a graph that shows that, then it would strongly suggest that the big W is correlated but not causing death.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (LxTcq)

274 The regular military medical facilities must be stretched very thin. Hope you, the Medical, Dental, and Nurse Corps are hanging in there.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

Well the MTFs are not seeing any elective procedures so the Active Duty that were pulled from there are missed, but not as much as the last time the Comfort and Mercy went out. And we are MOBBING a lot of Reservists.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (85Gof)

275 260 Do you live close to Lake Superior, MisHum? That's a nice picture up top. Does that lake freeze over during the winter?
Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (Lhcx9)

Yes.

And portions of it freezes.
It rarely completely freezes over
Ala lake effect snow.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

276
Sadly, I have to report that Conor attracts more groupies than I do whilst we are out walking!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:29 PM (BiNEL)


That is as it should be!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

277 How does one make masks, bluebell, if sewing is a challenge?
Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 10:26 PM (p1jKL)
--------

Hi IC! Someone here, Eris maybe? posted a link yesterday to making one by folding up a bandanna and using two hair elastics. I'll see if I can find the comment.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (/669Q)

278

Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (aKsyK)

279 Ah, well I guess I wasn't the only one to notice that talk.

Still, how plausible is this?

Posted by: Dr. T at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (Vgw1E)

280 GnuBreed, the HQ once had a map of the 57 50 States, and on each state was captioned the best-selling movie that was set there.

Wyoming got 'Unforgiven'. I think I posted something like, "yeah, Wyoming totally wins this one"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (ykYG2)

281 *waives pic requirement*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (G546f)


Thank you for that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:31 PM (BiNEL)

282 Thanks bluebell! I'll go look too

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 10:31 PM (p1jKL)

283 Hope all is well Mis Hum.
Grandaughter spent the morning at the ER getting her finger x-rayed.
On the upside she were the only patient there.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:31 PM (axyOa)

284 *waives pic requirement*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:28 PM (G546f)

Thank you for that!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:31 PM (BiNEL)

Jesus tough crowd

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:31 PM (85Gof)

285 Margins? [CBD]

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:32 PM (BiNEL)

286 I guess The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a 'superlative', but not quite a geographic feature.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (m45I2)

287 Nevergiveup



Wow. The regular military medical facilities must be stretched very
thin. Hope you, the Medical, Dental, and Nurse Corps are hanging in
there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

Last I saw, one hospital ship had 3 people and the other 20.
How much thinner can those poor ships be stretched?

Posted by: Does that qual as as sarcasm? at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (/LQkF)

288 Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 10:31 PM (p1jKL)

285

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

289 283 Hope all is well Mis Hum.
Grandaughter spent the morning at the ER getting her finger x-rayed.
On the upside she were the only patient there.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:31 PM (axyOa)

Sounds familiar.
Hope she is ok

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

290

Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps.

https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (aKsyK)

291 I beg pardon. It was Commentor.
*******
6 For those of you who are sewing challenged, here is a video of how to make a simple mask from a bandana.

https://tinyurl.com/vxyjtex
Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (ZLI7S)

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (/669Q)

292 Muldoon

I spent a fair amount of time climbing in the Crestones. Led some groups there while I was younger, and traveled all around them Spring Break, 2018. Finally visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve that trip.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

293 MH,

If you don't tell us details, we will assume it was one of those "anal foreign object" incidents.

I things everything came out OK.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (LWu6U)

294 Culture

https://tinyurl.com/tduclh4

https://preview.tinyurl.com/tduclh4

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (ePWRo)

295 In a just world, Mayor Garcetti in LA would make the following announcement in a month:

"Given the severe drop in CV cases, we're now advising that wearing a mask is no longer necessary. Except for a few exceptions: Kathy Griffin and Lena Dunham. You bitches are fugly!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

296 IC here is a no sew mask from.a tshirt

forward a bit to get past the talkies

https://youtu.be/VqHHViHKfrg

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (G546f)

297 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)

298 That is as it should be!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)


Fair lady, I am wounded by that remark, but Conor is nodding sagely and agrees with you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (BiNEL)

299 As far as the VA is concerned, mental health is non-essential.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (RU4sa)

300 Those looking at zoom as a way to tele-work may be in for quite the shock.


Zoom, the video conferencing software everyone is using to have meetings in the time of "Chinese global pandemic" was created and developed by a Chinese dude.


If you ever wonder how the Chinese steal IP and secrets, this is but one vector.


Wonderful.


There is no escaping this bullshit.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (U8WBs)

301 Grandaughter spent the morning at the ER getting her finger x-rayed.

On the upside she were the only patient there.

Posted by: Diogenes



Yep, the kiddos getting sick/hurt is the worst.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (2ygtH)

302 Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well. I apologize for being really drunk last night; tonight, I'm much, much less drunk.

Walking along the local nature walk, it struck my how the Current Unpleasantness has really affected dogs. Dogs (for the most part) are very friendly and gregarious and love being petted and fussed over, and now they don't get that. I did the Vir Cotto finger wave at them, and it was obvious they wanted to jump on me and cover me with dog kisses, but it just wasn't feasible.

(The owners totally understood, by the way, and were really nice, but I bet the doggos were like, "I'm not getting petted? What the hell, what dark sorcery is this?!")

Hope you all have a great Monday. Nothing has really changed for me; I've been doing Social Distancing for decades now. I miss restaurants, though, as it means I gotta eat my own cooking.

Anyway, love you all, as always.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (l9m7l)

303
Last I saw, one hospital ship had 3 people and the other 20.
How much thinner can those poor ships be stretched?
Posted by: Does that qual as as sarcasm? at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (/LQkF)

Well those are old numbers. Requirements and procedures for letting patients on have changed. And they are considering treating COVID patients.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (85Gof)

304 the Crestones

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

Isn't that an a capella group?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (dLLD6)

305 Sadly, I have to report that Conor attracts more groupies than I do whilst we are out walking!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

I totally disagree that this is right. But the good news is you are not at the Villages of Florida, where I am sure you would be a star.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (u82oZ)

306 I'm making some tomorrow to send to my daughters who live in NY and Boston in their Easter boxes. And I'm going to make some for us because I have the feeling that any day now my governor will make it mandatory.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:25 PM (/669Q)


Some doc on bluprint/craftsy is recommending masks made of HEPA filters for those who need protection, and there's a video there.

I have a supply, but I made couple non-HEPA mask today and tried a new shape. The n95s are tough to seal on me, so I based my "shopping mask" on a cheap synagogue freebie yarmulke. I used a long garbage bag type twisty for the nose bridge and some elastic, and this shape gave me a better seal than the pleated one, as it completely covered my chin and went under the neck. I had no luck making a pleated one work well

I'm going to look around the house for HEPAS tomorrow.

Are you using woven fabric or a jersey?

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (ONvIw)

307 I guess The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a 'superlative', but not quite a geographic feature.
Posted by: Muldoon



All this time I thought it was the best little whorehouse on the prairie.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (axyOa)

308 297 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)

Perps
Preps

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:36 PM (cJiNU)

309 Great Dismal Swamp.


******

Nice. In an oxymoronic kind of way.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:36 PM (m45I2)

310 Yes, Hrothgar, that's the very one!

I tried it just to see - I had better luck folding the bandanna differently. I turned it so it was like a diamond, pulled the top corner down about a third of the way, then pulled the bottom corner up about the same, then folded as in the video from there. After I slipped the hair ties on the ends, I tied the left and right corners together in the middle instead of tucking one end in the other as she did.

I hope that makes sense. It probably would make more sense if you had a bandanna in front of you.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:36 PM (/669Q)

311 UPPER

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:36 PM (G546f)

312 Well those are old numbers. Requirements and procedures for letting patients on have changed. And they are considering treating COVID patients.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (85Gof)

That sounds like a bad idea. I'm sure that the hospitals want to push as many wuflus off on the Navy, but that was not the deal.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:36 PM (ONvIw)

313 I can attest catching the flu right now is not a fun experience, whether it's the China Lung Rot or not, because there will be a non-trivial percentage of your mind that thinks "I'm dead, aren't I".

Lots of fluids help, but they need to be electrolyte laced or you'll be pissing every five minutes, and that's no good.

Two tablespoons sugar and a teaspoon of salt in a liter of water works really well. I like to mix baking soda in sometimes. Sodium citrate if you have it.

Fever is scary, but it is necessary. Even 104 or more isn't really cause for concern, though I never saw that high. Lots of chills and night sweats though. That's where electrolyte replacement comes in.

Mixed nuts - almonds, cashews, hazlenuts, pecans, have lots of magnesium and zinc and potassium. Good protein too.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (d2mYc)

314 Fair lady, I am wounded by that remark, but Conor is nodding sagely and agrees with you!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (BiNEL)


Lol!

I was teasing you, Hrothgar!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

315 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:32 PM (BiNEL)
* * * *

Thanks for the mask video. That looks so easy!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (WFcrO)

316 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)
-----

PREPS

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (/669Q)

317 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

******

Upper

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (m45I2)

318 Well those are old numbers. Requirements and
procedures for letting patients on have changed. And they are
considering treating COVID patients.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (85Gof)

Got any new numbers?

Posted by: Go Fish at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (/LQkF)

319 Margins blown, dammit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (cJiNU)

320 In my usual depressed mode, I think "they" finally managed to get Trump in an inescapable box!

After all, a disastrous economic downturn that brutalizes the peasants but gets rid of Trump is a very small price for the peasants to pay, and besides, maybe this time they will learn their lesson!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM

Yep, it seems he was faced with two bad options concerning the pandemic...

--- ride it out like we did with H1N1 and other viruses and have the media crucify him over every death, pointing out all the warnings he was given
--- crash the economy through encouragement of "social distancing", but still get blamed for everything

He chose option 2 probably because he felt he could make the case to the American people that the economy can be brought back, but can't do the same with someone who dies.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (Do5/p)

321
Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)

=======

Is the word game online? I love word games like that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (oGNNA)

322 Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (RU4sa)

{{{SMH}}}

In case you missed this grammie winger post in the morning thread:

"Nobody's abandoned anybody. If anything, my husband is trying twice as hard to keep watch over the flock. The pews may be empty, but so is the grave.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 05, 2020 09:31 AM (lwiT4)


Regards ~H

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (BiNEL)

323 CharlieBrown'sDildo

The Crestones are a group of 13-14,000 foot peaks in the Sangre de Cristo Range in Colorado. There is an incredible mountain wall showcasing Crestone Peak and Crestone Needle. Simply stunning vistas abound. And some tough climbs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (u82oZ)

324 Got any new numbers?
Posted by: Go Fish at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (/LQkF)

Not that I can make public no

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:39 PM (85Gof)

325 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)
* * * *

PREPS

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 05, 2020 10:39 PM (WFcrO)

326
the Crestones
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Isn't that an a capella group?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


They do singing commercials for tooth paste.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:39 PM (aKsyK)

327 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:36 PM (cJiNU)

Unfortunately those aren't accepted.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:39 PM (2DOZq)

328 Thanks, Hrothgar.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 10:39 PM (RU4sa)

329 297 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)


Supper, but that's six letters.

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:39 PM (ouBhA)

330 I was teasing you, Hrothgar!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)


Breaths sigh of relief!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (BiNEL)

331 Bluprint and Joann fabric are both giving away mask patterns a blueprint has videos.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (ONvIw)

332 297 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)


Upper

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (ouBhA)

333 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.



Scum Sucking Siberian Snow Pimp?


Oh. Wait. A five letter word. Not five words.
Never mind.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (axyOa)

334 have a supply, but I made couple non-HEPA mask today and tried a new shape. The n95s are tough to seal on me, so I based my "shopping mask" on a cheap synagogue freebie yarmulke. I used a long garbage bag type twisty for the nose bridge and some elastic, and this shape gave me a better seal than the pleated one, as it completely covered my chin and went under the neck. I had no luck making a pleated one work well


Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (ONvIw)

what shape do you mean?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (G546f)

335 Even 104 or more isn't really cause for concern,

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (d2mYc)

That's crap. Febrile seizures are life threatening. And 104 is a danger signal.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (dLLD6)

336
Hope you all have a great Monday. Nothing has really changed for me; I've been doing Social Distancing for decades now. I miss restaurants, though, as it means I gotta eat my own cooking.

Anyway, love you all, as always.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (l9m7l)


Good evening, Beckoning Chasm. I'm glad you're here.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

337 usurp?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (2ygtH)

338 SPRUE

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (iTXRQ)

339 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (oGNNA)

Free app called Word Collect.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (2DOZq)

340 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

---

Preps.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (RU4sa)

341 If they want to require or mandate wearing a mask in public for me, they damn well better issue me one.

These modern day authoritarians aren't very competent

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (d2mYc)

342 297 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)


Preps

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (ouBhA)

343 Perps

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (Do5/p)

344 Are you using woven fabric or a jersey?

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (ONvIw)
-------

Both. I'm making the outside woven, and the lining out of a men's T-shirt because I read those are pretty effective.

I'm not worried about trying to put in a liner like a filter or vacuum cleaner bag, because I'm not making these for use in a hospital. It's really more to keep us from touching our faces and protecting others just in case we sneeze or something.

If it got to the point where I had to worry about liners, I know there are videos that show how to do those, plus wires for the nose, etc.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (/669Q)

345 Thanks, Hrothgar.
Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 10:39 PM (RU4sa)


I immediately thought of you, but knew you rarely do mornings!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

346
I enjoy both of the Zappa songs, never heard them before.

Being drowned by English rock and blues as a kid, I heard very little Zappa. Not that I'm complaining. Clapton is a little g god. Hendrix went to England and influenced a lot of them, after dropping out of Garfield HS in Seattle in the mid 60's.



Then again, I like the blues more than at least 60% of all self-identified Democrats. At least.


Oh, and can we drink during the final, Prof Hum?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (sy5kK)

347 Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (LWu6U)

Ha.
Forget the injury and enjoy the Zappa.

Put it this way
I'm alive and well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

348 Thank you, LadyL.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (l9m7l)

349 218 163 UV light kills viruses; the missing piece on the contagion puzzle is that once infected (maybe exposed) you are your own worst enemy; recirculating the virus. Get outside my friends.
Posted by: SF jeff at April 05, 2020 10:20 PM (kJqpv)

Here is an interesting bit of useless trivia:

UV light does not 'kill' viruses. What it does is render them sterile, so that they cannot reproduce.

In the end its a meaningless difference. But hey... SCIENCE!

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (s9Eo8)

350 Here are a some DIY masks.

http://tinyurl.com/vvgqlt4
this one also has a link to a youtube illustration

http://tinyurl.com/yx5tlxsa
this one is a simple how to sew one

http://tinyurl.com/umc3vl7
James Woods viewed this at his twitter site

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (yTd+z)

351 333 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.



Scum Sucking Siberian Snow Pimp?


Oh. Wait. A five letter word. Not five words.
Never mind.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (axyOa)

Supper or uppers.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

352 I am stuffing a sock in my mask to uhh make me look more prodigious... LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (85Gof)

353 SPRUE


And there IS a code for that.

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K90.1
Tropical sprue; Tropical steatorrhea

OR

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K90.0
Celiac disease: Nontropical sprue;

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (m45I2)

354
usurp?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp


And now we know why Sister Agnes told my parents I couldn't speel.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (2ygtH)

355
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 10:38 PM (oGNNA)

Free app called Word Collect.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here

========

Thanks.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (oGNNA)

356 Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here

probably late, perps.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 10:42 PM (vF+fs)

357 Bertram Cabot, Jr. and CharlieBrown'sDildo

Learned something new. Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:43 PM (u82oZ)

358 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP that's not Purse or Super.

Trying to complete a level on a word game and I'm stuck.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:34 PM (2DOZq)

Upper
Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (ouBhA)

Son of a Bitch ! I had the six letter word which was Supper. How didn't I see upper. Son of a Bitch!

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:43 PM (2DOZq)

359 Oh, and can we drink during the final, Prof Hum?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (sy5kK)

Of course you can.
Silly Moron

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

360 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/srye34h

https://tinyurl.com/u9vgsyb

https://tinyurl.com/r8fqn4n

https://tinyurl.com/vz8ujz2

https://tinyurl.com/tgre4aq

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (qAR6u)

361 what shape do you mean?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (G546f)

Like a beanie type hat. I put in some elastic along the bottom so it would hug my face.

I'm not sure why no one has designed a wuflu mask that fits with a nice silicone seal like a swim mask, since it covers the most of the face and is breathable, the seal seems to be the danger zone

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (ONvIw)

362 These modern day authoritarians aren't very competent

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (d2mYc)


Authoritarianism does not require competence because it might make you hesitate!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (BiNEL)

363 36 Let me see if I can get this straight. All deaths in the US will now be attributed to COVID-19 but no deaths in China will be. Sumthin' like that?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


You are a fast learner. Believe everything we say.

Posted by: Progda at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (sy5kK)

364 Muldoon.
What level you on?
I'm at 146.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (axyOa)

365 Kilroy, are you gonna let us know if one of our word suggestions was correct?

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (ouBhA)

366 Good night, everyone! I'm out.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:45 PM (/669Q)

367

Covid UV treatment

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=Bi3-CEbsxvA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:45 PM (aKsyK)

368 Some doc on bluprint/craftsy is recommending masks made of HEPA filters for those who need protection, and there's a video there.

I have a supply, but I made couple non-HEPA mask today and tried a new shape. The n95s are tough to seal on me, so I based my "shopping mask" on a cheap synagogue freebie yarmulke. I used a long garbage bag type twisty for the nose bridge and some elastic, and this shape gave me a better seal than the pleated one, as it completely covered my chin and went under the neck. I had no luck making a pleated one work well

I'm going to look around the house for HEPAS tomorrow.

Are you using woven fabric or a jersey?


Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:35 PM (ONvIw)


*!*

Why hasn't anyone tried making a mask by spraying a cloth mask with a coat of Flex-Seal?


I mean, like dude, the results would be breathtaking!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (QzJWU)

369 If it got to the point where I had to worry about liners, I know there are videos that show how to do those, plus wires for the nose, etc.
Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (/669Q)

I've been experimenting, but I wear my masks out just because it appears to be expected

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (ONvIw)

370 Have a wonderful night everyone. Thanks for the learning and conversation.

May your dreams be sweet, and with sound decision making, we only have a week left in isolation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

371 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/u7wvrr4

https://tinyurl.com/w3e638s

https://tinyurl.com/r3x7yvp

https://tinyurl.com/ssrx4u9

https://tinyurl.com/w5w6xro

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (qAR6u)

372 thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (vwf8z)

373 Kilroy, are you gonna let us know if one of our word suggestions was correct?
Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:44 PM (ouBhA)

See 358. #%*%#$&

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (2DOZq)

374 Goodnight, NaCly!

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (ouBhA)

375 I mean, like dude, the results would be breathtaking!

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (QzJWU)

ISWYDT

guaranteed to prevent death from wuflu

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:47 PM (G546f)

376 Kilroy, it's frustrating when you can't see something right in front of you, huh?

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:47 PM (ouBhA)

377 I've been experimenting, but I wear my masks out just because it appears to be expected

Posted by: CN


I have a mask that essentially would only filter gravel, but they want masks. I'll give em masks.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 05, 2020 10:48 PM (2ygtH)

378 375 I mean, like dude, the results would be breathtaking!

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (QzJWU)

ISWYDT

guaranteed to prevent death from wuflu
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:47 PM (G546f)

Depends if you are going to wear a boat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

379 ok this question is for the ettes - is it just me or is the Surgeon Gener a hottie?


He's not ghey is he?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (G546f)

380
Are you hinting there is another of your stellar complications in the works? Because that would be super.

Augmentation of the previous lists with some revisions and improvements. You may view the current state of things by clicking on the link in my nic.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (mht8P)

381 Interesting thing about the F4F Wildcat.

Even though the F6F replaced it (and the F6F was MUCH better) the F4F stayed in production until the end of the war. It was smaller than the F6F and better suited for the escort carriers... and we made a LOT of the escort carriers!

Posted by: ArthurK at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (T+HB1)

382 So.
kbdabear with five links.
Two pics per link.
Two hotties per link.
That's four times five...

**carries the one**

A whole lotta bewbs!!!

And every one of those ladies is sheltering in place.
Somewhere
Probably alone.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (axyOa)

383 That's crap. Febrile seizures are life threatening. And 104 is a danger signal.

Well it needs to be monitored, certainly. But apparently it isn't unusual for the flu.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 10:50 PM (d2mYc)

384 In my usual depressed mode, I think "they" finally managed to get Trump in an inescapable box!

After all, a disastrous economic downturn that brutalizes the peasants but gets rid of Trump is a very small price for the peasants to pay, and besides, maybe this time they will learn their lesson!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:24 PM


Not inescapable, but definitely thorny. I think he has made it plain that he leans towards firing the economy back up as soon as possible (ie, politically so).

But with places like the WaPo running an editorial today titled "Worst President Ever", look at the headwinds. He needs the James T. Kirk Kobayashi Maru solution.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 10:50 PM (Z4rgH)

385 Viva Zappa!

Posted by: RoaringChicken at April 05, 2020 10:50 PM (p5zwj)

386 super

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (gSgAd)

387 Well, Mis Hum, I hope you get well soon.

Thanks for the content.

I shall read the comments after work in the wee hours.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (LWu6U)

388
These modern day authoritarians aren't very competent

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 10:41 PM (d2mYc)


As used to be said of the Habsburgs, oppression tempered by incompetence.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (mht8P)

389 I thought a sprue was related to injection molding.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (cJiNU)

390 That's crap. Febrile seizures are life threatening. And 104 is a danger signal.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 10:40 PM (dLLD6)

I concur. 104 is unsafe for most people and it's probably time for IV fluids and more aggressive action especially in kids, and if Tylenol failed.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (ONvIw)

391 May your dreams be sweet, and with sound decision making, we only have a week left in isolation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:46 PM (u82oZ)


I think we are all going to be very shocked when we finally wake up!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (BiNEL)

392
He's not ghey is he?
Posted by: vmom 2020

No I don't think so. What makes the lisp is the little connector thingy under the tongue is too short.

He's married with 3 really cute kids.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (vF+fs)

393 The Crestones are a group of 13-14,000 foot peaks in the Sangre de Cristo Range in Colorado.


And the town of Crestone is an odd little out-of-the-way village of 127 people at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mtns (western side) that is home to:

"...more than two dozen ashrams, monasteries, temples, retreat centers, stupas, labyrinths, and other sacred landmarks. There's even a ziggurat, a structure modeled on the temples of ancient Babylon.

https://tinyurl.com/Crestone-colorado

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:52 PM (m45I2)

394 379 ok this question is for the ettes - is it just me or is the Surgeon Gener a hottie?

He's not ghey is he?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (G546f)


Nice looking man. He better hope that Trump doesn't notice that he's black though, because he might get fired. /s

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:53 PM (ouBhA)

395 Well damn.
kbdabear throws in five more links.
The model is blown.

Oh. Those lonely ladies.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:53 PM (axyOa)

396 I bought some hepa vacuum bags just in case it comes to lining homemade mask. I can't sew and don't have a sewing machine so it would probably just be a piece of the bag sandwiched between the layers of a bandanna or T-shirt.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 10:54 PM (UUBmN)

397
I shall read the comments after work in the wee hours.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (LWu6U)

Thank you and have a good evening at wirk

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

398

Did I see the phrase "I have a nice ass" somewhere above? Remember the rule about pics.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:54 PM (rCwaK)

399 Did not click on da zappa link. Zappa overload. Zappa has some great stuff, very unique,but saturation diminishes that. Went here instead. Think it is apropos to this sideways fook that is being perpetrated.



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GpAUDOI24Oo

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 10:54 PM (NXJEt)

400 ok this question is for the ettes - is it just me or is the Surgeon Gener a hottie?

He's not ghey is he?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (G546f)
* * * *

I haven't seen all that much of him (no TV) but he is certainly nice looking. And there is no pinging on my Gaydar.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 05, 2020 10:54 PM (WFcrO)

401 The Crestones were pimps. They could never have outfought the Flintstones.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 10:55 PM (XVuno)

402 I doubt the ladies are lonely, but then again, I doubt ladies like that exist. At least not in my world.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 05, 2020 10:55 PM (gSgAd)

403 396 I bought some hepa vacuum bags just in case it comes to lining homemade mask. I can't sew and don't have a sewing machine so it would probably just be a piece of the bag sandwiched between the layers of a bandanna or T-shirt.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 10:54 PM (UUBmN)

Consider a glue gun or some wonder under tape?

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 10:56 PM (ONvIw)

404 398

Did I see the phrase "I have a nice ass" somewhere above? Remember the rule about pics.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:54 PM (rCwaK)


NGU never knew you cared!

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:56 PM (ouBhA)

405
While gone from our collective modern memory, we've been down this face mask road before. During the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, it became mandatory all over the country to wear masks. Fine and jail time for those who didn't.

Hell, the tobacco companies even made masks with little flaps to allow one to smoke.

If you look a pictures from that era, you'll see everyone wearing masks.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:56 PM (rCwaK)

406 I have an app called Word Scapes, but I don't like it because it rejects real words like cant and lee, but accepts words like lite and pics.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 10:56 PM (6ofTb)

407 The surgeon general comparing this farce to Pearl Harbor or 9/11 negates any good looks as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 10:56 PM (RU4sa)

408 Muldoon.
What level you on?
I'm at 146.
Posted by: Diogenes


*******

Say what? You lost me there.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 10:56 PM (m45I2)

409 Since MisHum posted a link to Beer and Boobs...

Here's a few more for your enjoyment

https://tinyurl.com/wk492k7

https://tinyurl.com/s4z5n6a

https://tinyurl.com/r63ffgc


Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 10:56 PM (qAR6u)

410 ..I thought a sprue was related to injection molding.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM (cJiNU)




And casting lead, be it bullets, fishing sinkers or old fashioned lead soldier models.

I used to have a source for unlimited quantities of lead wheel weights. Ain't seen those in a while, now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 10:57 PM (QzJWU)

411 ok this question is for the ettes - is it just me or is the Surgeon Gener a hottie?

He's not ghey is he?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05,



harvey weinstein kind of makes the question unnecessary.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 10:57 PM (HALdu)

412 This is a Smart Military Blog TM. And there is probably a Moron who has $1.3 million burning a hole is his/her pocket. 1944 Gruman Wildcat for sale.

(checks wallet)

Well, sh*t.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 10:58 PM (dOV9E)

413 If one does not mind looking a bit goofy, truncated women's stockings hold hepa material over the mouth/ nose nicely. I do suggest doubling the stocking and not wearing it over the eyes. Unless you enjoy the look.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 05, 2020 10:58 PM (gSgAd)

414 Sock Monkey, I saw your comment the other day, and I appreciated it.

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 10:58 PM (ouBhA)

415 Did I see the phrase "I have a nice ass" somewhere above? Remember the rule about pics.
Posted by: publius
---
Well, if you really want to see nevergiveup's ass....

Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 10:58 PM (UUBmN)

416 We know Arthur West here in Olympia, WA! He's been suing people to make a living for himself for a loooong time -- decades. At least back to when George W Bush was first elected. He sued the Port of Olympia multiple times, and many other businesses and entities on one pretext or another over the years. He knows they'll most likely cave and settle, and then he gets money. If they fight back, he doesn't lose anything and still gets liberal sympathy and publicity. When a 'group' (mostly it's just him) he forms gets too much negative notoriety, he disbands it and forms a new one. A real sleazeball.

Posted by: Starboardhelm at April 05, 2020 10:58 PM (hOtJL)

417 Didn't Bill Gates call for a shut down lasting more than a year?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (aKsyK)

Some tech writer was lobbying to make Bill Gates the "COVID-19 Czar"

The clown obviously never used Windows 10

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 10:59 PM (qAR6u)

418 Anybody here have one of these? Looks nice to me.

https://tinyurl.com/wymrsxg

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

419 No I don't think so. What makes the lisp is the little connector thingy under the tongue is too short.

He's married with 3 really cute kids.
Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 10:51 PM

And....?

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at April 05, 2020 11:00 PM (rBtIz)

420 Starboardhelm,
Are you in Olympia? My hippie brother lives there...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 11:01 PM (UUBmN)

421 No I don't think so. What makes the lisp is the little connector thingy under the tongue is too short.

He's married with 3 really cute kids.
Posted by: Infidel at April 05,




down

lo

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 11:01 PM (HALdu)

422 Some tech writer was lobbying to make Bill Gates the "COVID-19 Czar"

The clown obviously never used Windows 10
Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 10:59 PM (qAR6u)

Gates is ignoring his own gaggle of experts from his Event 201 conference at JHU. They said no travel restrictions and no cut in trade. And that conference was just last October.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 11:01 PM (ONvIw)

423
BoJo has been taken to the hospital, "purely as a precaution" they say. Bojo is about at the time frame (~10 days) where, if it's going to be really bad, things start going down fast.

Also the fired capt. of the Teddy Roosevelt has tested positive for the crap as well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:01 PM (rCwaK)

424 The people they say that I have a nice ass too.

Posted by: Juan Valdez and his Donkey at April 05, 2020 11:03 PM (XVuno)

425 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:01 PM (rCwa

Who is BoJo?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 11:03 PM (2DOZq)

426 Wasn't there a TV show? BoJo And The Bear?
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

427 Who is BoJo?
Posted by: Kilroy

Boris Johnson, UK.PM

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:04 PM (G546f)

428 >> Who is BoJo?

ScarJo's ugly sister.

No, is's Boris Johnson, prime minister of the UK. The one with the crazy hair. Boris musses his hair before public appearances.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:04 PM (rCwaK)

429 Who is BoJo?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 11:03 PM (2DOZq)

Boris Johnson

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 11:04 PM (ONvIw)

430 Who is BoJo?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 11:03 PM (2DOZq)


Maybe Boris Johnson

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 11:04 PM (ouBhA)

431 The people they say that I have a nice ass too.
Posted by: Juan Valdez and his Donkey
----
Is this really about your beans???

Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 11:05 PM (UUBmN)

432 I think we should nuke China

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:05 PM (G546f)

433 353 SPRUE


And there IS a code for that.

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K90.1
Tropical sprue; Tropical steatorrhea

OR

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K90.0
Celiac disease: Nontropical sprue;
Posted by: Muldoon a


OH MY GOSH


Thank you so so so so much for this. I could hug you.

Posted by: Moki at April 05, 2020 11:05 PM (mFoNl)

434 Who is BoJo?
Posted by: Kilroy



runs track and field, funky nails



Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 11:05 PM (HALdu)

435 Finally visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve that trip.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

*******

I've never been up into the Crestones. We cruise past there on the west side en route to our place along Hwy 160 pretty regularly, and have driven up the Wet Mtn Valley side (Westcliff, Silvercliff area).

We hang out more down around La Veta and have done some hikes down there.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 11:06 PM (m45I2)

436 FloJo, not BoJo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

437 Thank you so so so so much for this. I could hug you.

Posted by: Moki at April 05, 2020 11:05 PM (mFoNl)

*blows whistle*
Social Distance!
6 Feet away! Back away from the doctor!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:06 PM (G546f)

438

BoJo's pregnant girlfriend is also sick.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:06 PM (rCwaK)

439 FloJo, not BoJo.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05,



think you are confusing them with BloJo

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 11:07 PM (HALdu)

440 WiChu > BoJo

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 11:08 PM (2DOZq)

441 *blows whistle*
Social Distance!
6 Feet away! Back away from the doctor!
Posted by: vmom 2020


Sorry!!! I don't know what I was thinking!!!

Posted by: Moki at April 05, 2020 11:08 PM (mFoNl)

442 BoJo's pregnant girlfriend is also sick.
Posted by: publius

well that sucks
poor baby

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:09 PM (G546f)

443 are we sure she is preggers and not really full?

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 11:09 PM (HALdu)

444 We're hearing documented claims that Beaujolais wine may be infected with the coronavirus.

Posted by: CNN at April 05, 2020 11:10 PM (UIhow)

445 I hear the shutdown has really hit Golden Corral hard. They're taking the chocolate fountain door to door...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

446 432 I think we should nuke China
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:05 PM (G546f)

---

You realize they have nukes also.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 11:12 PM (RU4sa)

447
Boris' girlfriend is named Carrie Symonds. Here's the piece on her being sick:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8187653

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:12 PM (rCwaK)

448
Ever notice how the people who want this country shut down are independently wealthy or sucking off the taxpayer teat
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (aA3+G)



Why yes, I thought I was the only one who noticed that, which would make me an outlier and statistically insignificant.

I really believe that to set these people right, we need to unleash the lamp post and rope national reserve.

This problem would be solved in a few days, a week tops.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:14 PM (sy5kK)

449 You realize they have nukes also.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 11:12 PM (RU4sa)

I guess we better nuke all their nukes first
problem is they'd know before we dud, what ill all their spyware

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:14 PM (G546f)

450 Posted by: Bruce Jenner at April 05, 2020 11:00

You are a freak of nature and attention whore.


World of difference.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 11:14 PM (vF+fs)

451 >> You realize they have nukes also.

Yes. Some of our best, thanks to Chinese spying under Clinton. They stole the crown jewels of our nuclear secrets, those non-spherical fission trigger devices that fit nicely in conical warhead cones, allowing more firepower to fit in one missile MIRV.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:15 PM (rCwaK)

452 I would have been first but I've been watching that girl drink beer for the past hour. Amazingly she's not drunk yet.

Keeper!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:15 PM (SENHs)

453 Starting a nuclear war isn't a good idea.

Just saying.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 11:16 PM (RU4sa)

454 25
Let me see if I can get this straight. All deaths in the US will now be attributed to COVID-19 but no deaths in China will be. Sumthin' like that?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (mht8P)


And who says we don't have viewers anymore?

Posted by: Progda at April 05, 2020 11:16 PM (sy5kK)

455 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:14 PM (sy5kK)

Be careful, very careful

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:16 PM (aA3+G)

456 Yes. Some of our best, thanks to Chinese spying under Clinton. They stole the crown jewels of our nuclear secrets, those non-spherical fission trigger devices that fit nicely in conical warhead cones, allowing more firepower to fit in one missile MIRV.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:15 PM (rCwaK)

--------

Well sure, but do you have any idea how much they donated the the Clibton re-election committee?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 11:17 PM (XVuno)

457 So it's been a week since I came down sick. All the symptoms. High fever, racking cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chest pains and headaches. Thought I was on the uptick yesterday. Went out to the garden and turned over a couple of compost piles. Forty minutes later I'm inside, flat on my back, feeling like someone had hit me with a 2×4. Mrs. Sock wanted to take me to the ER. I nixed that. Told the wife that I'll know if it's time to go. Daughter, the RN, came out this morning.and checked me out. She got me to agree that if my blood oxygen level goes down 2 pts I will go to the ER. Left one of her spares and Mrs. Sock sticks it on my finger every chance she gets. It's gone up 2 pts since this morning but I still feel like crap.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:17 PM (NXJEt)

458 We have about 9700 total deaths in the US right now. People better start dying pretty fast to get 150,000-250,000. I don't think it's going to happen.

Posted by: Abby at April 05, 2020 11:17 PM (SM/op)

459 Or Clinton. Whatevz.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 11:18 PM (XVuno)

460 453 Starting a nuclear war isn't a good idea.

==

that's true but ...
the only thing worse than starting a nuclear war would be reacting to a nuclear war

(to be clear my original comment about nuking China was facetious)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:19 PM (G546f)

461 Well sure, but do you have any idea how much they donated the the Clibton re-election committee?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 11:17 PM (XVuno)

Who accompanied Clinton to China as his advance man and operative?

Paige Reffe, also known as Dr Birx husband. The inbred nature of DC never ends.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 11:19 PM (ONvIw)

462 451 >> You realize they have nukes also.

Yes. Some of our best, thanks to Chinese spying under Clinton. They stole the crown jewels of our nuclear secrets, those non-spherical fission trigger devices that fit nicely in conical warhead cones, allowing more firepower to fit in one missile MIRV.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:15 PM (rCwaK)


Don't forget the guidance systems for the missiles that Bill let the Chinese steal, too.

Thanks to Bill and Co., those Chinese missiles of American design can now accurately hit US cities.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:19 PM (sy5kK)

463 A real sleazeball.
Posted by: Starboardhelm

Is he related to Tim Eyeman?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:19 PM (NXJEt)

464 Remember when the Clintons let China launch our satellites?

And it accidentally blew up?

And no one bothered to check if the parts from the satellite were in the wreckage?


Good times.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:19 PM (SENHs)

465 OK, I just realized that I need to get to Ohio (my dad just died this afternoon) and I have no idea where I can stop to go to the bathroom on the way. I've always used fast food restaurants, rest stops and gas stations in the past. Are any of them open? Sorry, in a little bit of shock here...

Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:20 PM (6lKe4)

466 465 OK, I just realized that I need to get to Ohio (my dad just died this afternoon) and I have no idea where I can stop to go to the bathroom on the way. I've always used fast food restaurants, rest stops and gas stations in the past. Are any of them open? Sorry, in a little bit of shock here...

Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:20 PM (6lKe4)

Oh no, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 11:21 PM (ONvIw)

467 Prayers up, Iris.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 11:21 PM (RU4sa)

468 >> People better start dying pretty fast to get 150,000-250,000.

The IHME model is predicting about 94K deaths total from this, with the peak death rate occurring in about 11 days at 2600 deaths per day. The death curves have been pretty accurate so far. The hospitalization predictions have been high for most states by a factor of four.

When we hit the peak, total deaths will still be less than half of the asymptote, owing to the long tail of the death rate curve.

They're going to update it tomorrow with the past few days worth of data, refitting the curves, and we'll see what happens.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:22 PM (rCwaK)

469 Sock Monkey, I did not know you had the wuflu

please don't exert yourself

I know (from when my anemia was bad in the past) that lacking oxygen in your blood can make you go from ok to flat on your back in 5 minutes. And that's without a virus

Can you get the hydroxychloroquine treatment?

prayers

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:22 PM (G546f)

470 465-so sorry for your loss
I am sure truck stops are open. Trucks are rolling

Posted by: Abby at April 05, 2020 11:22 PM (SM/op)

471 465 OK, I just realized that I need to get to Ohio (my dad just died this afternoon) and I have no idea where I can stop to go to the bathroom on the way. I've always used fast food restaurants, rest stops and gas stations in the past. Are any of them open? Sorry, in a little bit of shock here...

Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:20 PM (6lKe4)


Sorry to hear this horrible news!

Walmart's are open. I'm most places convenient stores are considered essential.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:22 PM (SENHs)

472 Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:17 PM (NXJEt)


Sock, get better, or I will come over there and beat you to a pulp.

And even with the cheaper gas prices, that is still more than I want to spend.

C'mon, man, get better soon.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:22 PM (sy5kK)

473 Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:17 PM (NXJEt)

Rest and regain your strength

Get well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

474 Iris, I am so sorry for your loss

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:23 PM (G546f)

475 Iris, where are you driving from?

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 11:23 PM (vF+fs)

476 Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:20 PM (6lKe4)

So sorry about your dad, Iris. You should be okay with the mini-mart type gas stations. My MIL died last week and we flew to Las Vegas and then rented a car to drive down to Kingman.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 11:23 PM (6ofTb)

477 Here's a radical approach to this Covid 19 nonsense:

Set up centers in every major city in every state whereby healthy adults between, say, 21 and 45 are exposed to the virus then treated over the recovery period. Once they test negative, they donate a pint of plasma to treat those who are in advanced stages. We thus proactively flatten the curve, and build a stockpile of antibodies that can push back on this virus. It's already being done.. wwwdotksladotcom/2020/04/05 replace dots with punctuation...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at April 05, 2020 11:24 PM (5WpEK)

478 471 465 OK, I just realized that I need to get to Ohio (my dad just died this afternoon) and I have no idea where I can stop to go to the bathroom on the way. I've always used fast food restaurants, rest stops and gas stations in the past. Are any of them open? Sorry, in a little bit of shock here...

Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:20 PM (6lKe4)


Sorry to hear this horrible news!

Walmart's are open. I'm most places convenient stores are considered essential.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:22 PM (SENHs)


Truck stops are your friend, just be careful you don't park your car in a truck spot, that pisses off everyone.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:24 PM (sy5kK)

479 Iris, PA turnpike opened the rest stops (coz truckers)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:24 PM (G546f)

480 >>OK, I just realized that I need to get to Ohio (my dad just died this afternoon) and I have no idea where I can stop to go to the bathroom on the way. I've always used fast food restaurants, rest stops and gas stations in the past. Are any of them open? Sorry, in a little bit of shock here...

Posted by: Iris

So sorry, that's terrible.

My wife drove from Oklahoma to Michigan and back a week ago. Everything was open along the interstate and she had no problems. Probably the same along your route, trucks are still traveling.

Posted by: Aviator at April 05, 2020 11:25 PM (2cuLk)

481 Ahh, thank you so much. I know my dad was declining but I guess I was in denial. I just talked with him yesterday!! He died peacefully in his sleep but I have no idea what we'll be able to do for the funeral with all the restrictions. And I don't want anyone to get sick!

Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:26 PM (6lKe4)

482 What's a five letter word from the letters USPERP

Anybody else here ever play Jotto? Secret 5-letter word, and 5-letter word guesses give you clues to the letters.

When we were kids, we had the Official Jotto Pads, and you can find the game forms online, but you can play it with just a pen and paper...

...as long as you MAKE SURE that you confine yourself to five-letter words.

Back in HS, I was playing friend D, and I just could not make out what his secret word was no matter how many guesses I had. Turned out his secret 5-letter Jotto word had a double 'c' and a double 'h' - "church."

D was asshoe.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Jerusalem Report
at April 05, 2020 11:26 PM (AoLFQ)

483 Hmm, my pillow now has towels.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 11:26 PM (vF+fs)

484 I hope Boris Johnson gets better quickly. Years from now they will think that it was an interesting phenomenon that Trump and Boris Johnson rose to power at the same time.

Anyone heard anything more about Trudeau's wife and Her diagnosis?

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 11:27 PM (5H1w6)

485 481 Ahh, thank you so much. I know my dad was declining but I guess I was in denial. I just talked with him yesterday!! He died peacefully in his sleep but I have no idea what we'll be able to do for the funeral with all the restrictions. And I don't want anyone to get sick!
Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:26 PM (6lKe4)


You take care of your dad. Stop worrying about the rest.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:27 PM (SENHs)

486 Iris, I have personally found that hotels along the highway have nice, clean restrooms in their lobbies. Just hope most are still open on your route.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 11:27 PM (L2ZTs)

487

When they get those blood antibody tests up and running at scale, we can test the general population and see how many are recovered and immune. They can then go out and work without worry to themselves or others.

The Krauts are ramping this up now. Those who are immune will get a "certificate of immunity" and be allowed to go back in public.

This is also very good for doctors and nurses. Those who are immune won't have to worry with the PPE, and can be the ones who directly handle the WuFlu patients.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:28 PM (rCwaK)

488 463 A real sleazeball.
Posted by: Starboardhelm

Is he related to Tim Eyeman?
Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:19 PM (NXJEt)

Would you rather have Jay Inslee or Tim Eyeman:

as a neighbor

baby sit your kids

have a beer with

invite to your backyard BBQ



Tim Eyeman is a self-centered jerk, but he is not a Chinese Communist puppet like Jay Inslee.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:28 PM (sy5kK)

489 Condolences Iris.
Safe travels and be well in these uncertain times

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:28 PM (aA3+G)

490 Anyone heard anything more about Trudeau's wife and Her diagnosis?

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 11:27 PM (5H1w6)

She's still an idiot

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:29 PM (qAR6u)

491 any news from gushka? still sick?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:29 PM (G546f)

492 She's still an idiot
Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:29 PM (qAR6u)

---------

And it might be terminal.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 11:29 PM (XVuno)

493 Iris. Prayers up for you, ma'am. And my sincere condolences.

You said you're going to Ohio. Might I ask where you're starting from?

Might just be some Horde along your route, and who knows? Maybe a few of 'em can offer some hospitality as a waypoint and rest stop for you as you roll.

Safe travels to you!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 11:30 PM (QzJWU)

494 Rest and regain your strength

Get well
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Been considering target practice from the veranda. Mrs. Sock made some statements that made me reconsider. Admittedly I'm not a good patient. I don't do well flat on my back. This stuff is an ass kicker and I'm sure if you had underlying issues you would be on thin ice. That being said, this lockdown is complete bullshit.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:31 PM (NXJEt)

495 Feelin' pretty sprue for my age.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 05, 2020 11:31 PM (COzlW)

496 457 So it's been a week since I came down sick. All the symptoms. High fever, racking cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chest pains and headaches. Thought I was on the uptick yesterday. Went out to the garden and turned over a couple of compost piles. Forty minutes later I'm inside, flat on my back, feeling like someone had hit me with a 2x4. Mrs. Sock wanted to take me to the ER. I nixed that. Told the wife that I'll know if it's time to go. Daughter, the RN, came out this morning.and checked me out. She got me to agree that if my blood oxygen level goes down 2 pts I will go to the ER. Left one of her spares and Mrs. Sock sticks it on my finger every chance she gets. It's gone up 2 pts since this morning but I still feel like crap.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:17 PM (NXJEt)

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

You gotta take it easy, man. I've had similar things happen with less troublesome illnesses. After feeling like crap for a while, I want to get moving at the first sign I'm feeling better. Never works. I just start to feel like crap again.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 05, 2020 11:31 PM (CAJOC)

497 453 Starting a nuclear war isn't a good idea.
Just saying.
Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 11:16 PM (RU4sa)


Crap. OK, what ideas do you have for entertaining myself in quarantine, if that one's so bad, according to you?

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:32 PM (dOV9E)

498 I remember COBOL programmer jokes about being obsolete in the '80's.

And being a sales guy instead of a programmer, I always thought, "hmmm, then why are so many critical applications still running on COBOL programs?

Looks like the joke was on those that relied on the critical applications, not the programmers.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:33 PM (sy5kK)

499 That being said, this lockdown is complete bullshit.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:31 PM (NXJEt)

The lovely and talented Mrs. MH and I went out on a nonessential ride today.
We needed to escape the hood for an hour or so

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:33 PM (aA3+G)

500 >> what ideas do you have for entertaining myself in quarantine,

Pornhub.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:34 PM (rCwaK)

501 497 453 Starting a nuclear war isn't a good idea.
Just saying.
Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 11:16 PM (RU4sa)

Crap. OK, what ideas do you have for entertaining myself in quarantine, if that one's so bad, according to you?
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:32 PM (dOV9E)

----------

Just no land wars in Asia please.

Posted by: Vizzini at April 05, 2020 11:34 PM (XVuno)

502 500 >> what ideas do you have for entertaining myself in quarantine,

Pornhub.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:34 PM (rCwaK)


What does he do with the other 23 hours and 56 minutes?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:34 PM (SENHs)

503 I'm late...

But Mis Hum didn't disappoint, Dina Mo Hum made the play list.

[[[raucous applause]]]

Posted by: browndog at April 05, 2020 11:35 PM (gD6Ka)

504 The lovely and talented Mrs. MH and I went out on a nonessential ride today.
We needed to escape the hood for an hour or so


well don't do that in PA did you see a girl was stopped by the cops here today and fined for taking a drive?!?!!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:35 PM (j9HX3)

505 502 500 >> what ideas do you have for entertaining myself in quarantine,

Pornhub.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:34 PM (rCwaK)


What does he do with the other 23 hours and 56 minutes?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:34 PM (SENHs)

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

Sleep

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 05, 2020 11:35 PM (CAJOC)

506 The lovely and talented Mrs. MH and I went out on a nonessential ride today.
We needed to escape the hood for an hour or so
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:33 PM (aA3+G)

I saw some assholes on Nextdoor today because they saw cars going by with "too many people" in them.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 11:36 PM (6ofTb)

507 well don't do that in PA did you see a girl was stopped by the cops here today and fined for taking a drive?!?!!
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:35 PM (j9HX3


Welcome to martial law.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:36 PM (SENHs)

508 >> What does he do with the other 23 hours and 56 minutes?

refractory period for more Pornhub.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:36 PM (rCwaK)

509 Admittedly I'm not a good patient. I don't do well flat on my back.

==

Sock.Monkey, that reminds me - try resting on your side (right side) or on your stom - might breath easier

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:36 PM (G546f)

510 well don't do that in PA did you see a girl was stopped by the cops here today and fined for taking a drive?!?!!
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:35 PM (j9HX3)

Oh that's bullshit!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 11:37 PM (6ofTb)

511 Welcome to martial law.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05,




martial marital

tomato tomato

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 11:37 PM (HALdu)

512 The lovely and talented Mrs. MH and I went out on a nonessential ride today.
We needed to escape the hood for an hour or so

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:33 PM (aA3+G)

I go out for rides just to keep from going stir-crazy. If the gestapo pulls me over, I just tell them I'm looking for a place that has toilet paper

Sometime not too far away with the weather getting nicer, the possibility of mass civil disobedience like the 55 MPH speed limit goes way up, Karens be damned

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:38 PM (qAR6u)

513 123 Current COBOL standard is COBOL-2014 (I just looked it up). New COBOL code is still be written. Big banks, govts, and other with big iron still use it.

There are a number of COBOL compilers available for Linux, including GnuCOBOL, which any distro should have in the package database.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (f1Vqw)

Huh. I thought it was a dead language. Like Latin.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 10:02 PM (NWiLs)


In the late 70's, and much of the '80's, COBOL was king for larger infrastructure, like banks and insurance companies that bought COBOL applications..

They ain't gonna give that investment up without a fight.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:38 PM (sy5kK)

514 Would you rather have Jay Inslee or Tim Eyeman:

as a neighbor

baby sit your kids

have a beer with

invite to your backyard BBQ



Tim Eyeman is a self-centered jerk, but he is not a Chinese Communist puppet like Jay Inslee.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Closest neighbor is a good 400 yards away. I will break bread with anyone. I would never let any middle age man , who was not a family member, babysit my "kids". Inslee is definitely the more egregious piece of shit but Eyeman is still a parasite.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:38 PM (NXJEt)

515
well don't do that in PA did you see a girl was stopped by the cops here today and fined for taking a drive?!?!!
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:35 PM (j9HX3)

I saw that
Fortunately or unfortunately I live in WI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:38 PM (aA3+G)

516 The lovely and talented Mrs. MH and I went out on a nonessential ride today.
We needed to escape the hood for an hour or so

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April




unicycles?

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 11:38 PM (HALdu)

517 well don't do that in PA did you see a girl was stopped by the cops here today and fined for taking a drive?!?!!
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!

that was weird

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:39 PM (G546f)

518 a new Australian war movie.

emus are involved

https://invidio.us/watch?v=YLR26diwP4A

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2020 11:39 PM (rb4zU)

519 I swear if I see one of you morons leading fifty cop cars on a five hour police chase, I'm gonna laugh my ass off.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 05, 2020 11:39 PM (SENHs)

520 Mark Levin had her on - she is gonna be rich after she sues our state - there HAVE to be lawyers lining up to represent her!

honestly the situation in PA is getting utterly ridiculous. and the staties are way way too enthusiastic about enforcing Czar Wolf's edicts!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:39 PM (j9HX3)

521
Me being the nut I am, I have the old MS Cobol compilers for DOS, a couple versions. All a MicroFocus version or two. It was DOS only.

There are some Windows version. A .NET Cobol I think. Anyway, Linux has a few, and I may fire up a Virtual machine and download and install GnuCOBOL just to play with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 11:40 PM (rCwaK)

522 I saw some assholes on Nextdoor today because they saw cars going by with "too many people" in them.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 11:36 PM (6ofTb)

Papers and Stazi sympathizers in Amerika, disgusting

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:41 PM (aA3+G)

523 129 That is a lovely picture. Even though I am a cheesehead, I have never been to Lake Superior. We went up north on vacation every year, but got no further north than Eagle River (which is pretty far north).
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 05, 2020 10:03 PM (d6Ksn)



MisHum, a fellow Wisconsinite no less, is imploring you to expand your horizons.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:41 PM (sy5kK)

524 Sock.Monkey, that reminds me - try resting on your side (right side) or on your stom - might breath easier
Posted by: vmom 2020

I have tried everything except sleeping upside down.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:41 PM (NXJEt)

525 Thank you all for your prayers. I am starting from Maryland. I have actually attended an OH MoMe (planned my visit with my dad).

I think I will be making phone calls and figuring out what we can do tomorrow. Probably will not drive until Tuesday.

I found the paperwork for the funeral and cemetary tonight. But with restrictions don't know what we'll do now. We may end up with a memorial later for family and friends.

I was just there in March - I got to see him two days and then everything was closed for the virus. He was in assisted living and moved to the nursing home side March 12. I totally agree with their restrictions - their population IS the vulnerable population.

Posted by: Iris at April 05, 2020 11:41 PM (6lKe4)

526 I'm super pissed about people getting fined in the parking lot of the minimall in Claymont - for having PA plates in a delaware shopping center? that's new.

I asked the Sprouts I go to (which is in DE) and they said there was no problem with me shopping there. people in Chadds Ford are literally stuck if they can't shop in delaware, they are RIGHT THERE!

completely asinine

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:42 PM (j9HX3)

527 Yeah Wolf is a control freak

also hus tranny dr nanny has new rules for buildings that are open to the public - about cleaning and having security guard entrances and ensure social distancing etc

like sharia police

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:42 PM (G546f)

528 NextDoor is good for seeing which of your neighbors are fascist Brownshirt so you can avoid them.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (UUBmN)

529 Iris I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing.

Best of luck to you with everything - that sounds like it's going to be challenging. I hope everything works out all right for you.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (j9HX3)

530
I have tried everything except sleeping upside down.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:41 PM (NXJEt)

that's the secret cure
hang like a bat

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (G546f)

531 Prayers for you and your family, Iris.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (vF+fs)

532 89
IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE'S SUGGESTING SHE TAKES APPENDAGES OF SIGNFICANTLY GREATER LENGTH AND GIRTH DOWN HER THROAT ON A REGULAR BASIS.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 05, 2020 09:55 PM (NWiLs)


I get that, big guy.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:56 PM (TdMsT)

My tears are because of laughter. These are not crocodile tears, but real, actual tears.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (sy5kK)

533 that's the secret cure
hang like a bat
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (G546f)

---------

The hair of the dog cure for the Wuhan Bat Flu?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 11:45 PM (XVuno)

534 "Directly from my heart to you" is one of Zappa's few covers. It was written by R.W. Penniman, better known as "Little Richard". Yes, the tutti fruitty, oh Rudy guy.

Posted by: steve at April 05, 2020 11:45 PM (TTy55)

535 also hus tranny dr nanny has new rules for buildings that are open to the public - about cleaning and having security guard entrances and ensure social distancing etc


I'm sorry it chafes me that that weirdo is some kind of "health expert" in any way. He is a transvestite who thinks he can become a female by putting on a bad wig. Clearly he is not capable of understanding reality or human biology in any way!

This is who we are being ruled by. Disgusting. And Wolf is probably taking his private plane to his Bermuda mansion every weekend anyway.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:45 PM (j9HX3)

536 528 NextDoor is good for seeing which of your neighbors are fascist Brownshirt so you can avoid them.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (UUBmN)

Living in the middle of nowhere i had never heard of this.
A quick search tells me its not a service for me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:45 PM (aA3+G)

537 Evening.

So Drudge *spit* links to WaPo *spit* which puts everything behind a paywall but Drudge links it quoting that Dr. Birx bitch saying we shouldn't go to grocery stores.

Am I the only one sensing that Birx might be kind of, I don't know, insane? Like clinically, certifiably, batshit fucking crazy?

Trump needs to shitcan that bitch along with Fauci and then deport them to Antarctica.

Fuck them.

Fuck the "experts".

Fuck the left.

Fuck the State.

Posted by: Robert at April 05, 2020 11:46 PM (etE+3)

538
Did I mention the Zappa groupie I knew in college who dragged me to Chicago to watch 200 Motels?

Oh, yeah, I did.

She and I were 'just friends.'
Posted by: mindful webworker
Jerusalem Report
at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (AoLFQ)


Mindful webworker, you just keep telling that story, and we will lie our azzes off and cover for you.

Cuz that's what Morons do for each other.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 11:46 PM (sy5kK)

539 Iris oh, so sorry for your loss. Condolences from here.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 11:47 PM (5H1w6)

540 well don't do that in PA did you see a girl was stopped by the cops here today and fined for taking a drive?!?!!

OMG! Did the cops make it home safely?

Posted by: Methos at April 05, 2020 11:47 PM (kOpft)

541 536 528 NextDoor is good for seeing which of your neighbors are fascist Brownshirt so you can avoid them.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (UUBmN)

Living in the middle of nowhere i had never heard of this.
A quick search tells me its not a service for me
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:45 PM (aA3+G)


It has its value, from time to time. Alerts about scumbags coming into the neighborhood and breaking into cars. A lifeline of good information during local disasters like fires and earthquakes. And, recently, a woman offering to share her sourdough starter.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (dOV9E)

542 all this order for pickup is really a lot of work for the store employees, btw

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (G546f)

543

The English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull is being treated for coronavirus in a London hospital.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (aKsyK)

544 528 NextDoor is good for seeing which of your neighbors are fascist Brownshirt so you can avoid them.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (UUBmN)

Maybe the only thing it's good for.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (cJiNU)

545 I see by the calendar that Ramadan starts this month on the 24th...

The authorities are likely to be caught in a Liar's Paradox

So are the powers that be going to let them pack the mosques to go ass up for Allah? That would tell everyone that Wuhan Flu isn't as deadly and contagious as they've been saying.

On the other hand, if they say it is as deadly, wouldn't they be saying they're letting the muzzies pack their houses of worship because they don't give a shit if they kill each other with the disease



Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (qAR6u)

546

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 11:49 PM (aKsyK)

547 542 all this order for pickup is really a lot of work for the store employees, btw


and they're not covering costs

and ingredients are getting harder and harder to get, and more expensive

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:49 PM (j9HX3)

548 Iris, my condolences. As Alabama said, take care of your father and ignore the rest. I lost my father a year ago. My prayers will be going up for safe travels, healing and strength. God bless

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 05, 2020 11:49 PM (NXJEt)

549 It has its value, from time to time. Alerts about scumbags coming into the neighborhood and breaking into cars. A lifeline of good information during local disasters like fires and earthquakes. And, recently, a woman offering to share her sourdough starter.
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (dOV9E)

Hopefully not Gwyneth Paltrow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 11:49 PM (NWiLs)

550 549 It has its value, from time to time. Alerts about scumbags coming into the neighborhood and breaking into cars. A lifeline of good information during local disasters like fires and earthquakes. And, recently, a woman offering to share her sourdough starter.
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (dOV9E)

Hopefully not Gwyneth Paltrow.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 11:49 PM (NWiLs)


Well played.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:50 PM (dOV9E)

551

Singer Pink has revealed that she has recovered after testing positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The three-time Grammy award winner said that she started showing symptoms two weeks ago. She has since been retested and is now negative for the virus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

552 apparently the bronx zoo tiger thing is kind of fake

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:51 PM (j9HX3)

553 Nextdoor should be renamed to Karens.com

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:51 PM (qAR6u)

554 It has its value, from time to time. Alerts about scumbags coming into the neighborhood and breaking into cars. A lifeline of good information during local disasters like fires and earthquakes. And, recently, a woman offering to share her sourdough starter.
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:48 PM (dOV9E)

Hopefully not Gwyneth Paltrow.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 11:49 PM (NWiLs)

You wouldn't eat Gwyneth's sourdough?

Well...more for me...

Posted by: Robert *wink* at April 05, 2020 11:51 PM (bagcT)

555 I'm not too worried about getting pulled over. Our governor may be an asshoe but our sheriff seems like a cool guy. I think he was one of the WA sheriffs who said he wouldn't enforce the new gun laws.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (6ofTb)

556 well, Italian is sort of Latin-2014.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (ykYG2)

557 536 528 NextDoor is good for seeing which of your neighbors are fascist Brownshirt so you can avoid them. 
Posted by: lin-duh at April 05, 2020 11:43 PM (UUBmN) 

Living in the middle of nowhere i had never heard of this. 
A quick search tells me its not a service for me

=====

It helps to bring neighborhood lost dogs and cats back together with owners.

Posted by: Floridachick at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (iirbI)

558 555 I'm not too worried about getting pulled over. Our governor may be an asshoe but our sheriff seems like a cool guy. I think he was one of the WA sheriffs who said he wouldn't enforce the new gun laws.


Staties

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (j9HX3)

559 "This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,'' U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told "Fox News Sunday."

Anyone else intrigued by the surgeon general comparing this to the only two previous surprise attacks on American soil?

Posted by: Slash buzz at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (q9hLt)

560 Are you a retard who's also heavily drugged? Do you somehow own a business in this terribly hampered state? Great! Try Constant Contact!!!

I hate these ads. Very, very dumb. Insulting, even.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (bHn3G)

561 552 apparently the bronx zoo tiger thing is kind of fake
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:51 PM (j9HX3)


You can't be too careful. I think Adam Schiff should go around to all the zoos and take each tiger's temperature with a rectal thermometer. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (dOV9E)

562 Singer Pink has revealed that she has recovered after testing positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The three-time Grammy award winner said that she started showing symptoms two weeks ago. She has since been retested and is now negative for the virus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

All this attention grabbing by the celebrities claiming they've got coronavirus and then recovering just fine is going to backfire, at least with people with IQ's over room temperature

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:53 PM (qAR6u)

563 537Birx' husband is a huge Clinton operative, Paige Reffe.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 11:54 PM (ONvIw)

564 oh ok the tiger thing is real - except I guess - and this is weird - people in NY were bitching b/c the tigers in the zoo were getting tested while normal people can't get tested in NYC

?!?!?

I still don't get why it's so hard to get tested!

anyway the tigers are fine, they got a special "tiger test" for it, they didn't "waste" a real human test.

or something. I read the dumb article so you don't have to. the tigers are fine. no other animals have it. they had very mild symptoms (the tigers)

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:54 PM (j9HX3)

565 It helps to bring neighborhood lost dogs and cats back together with owners.

Posted by: Floridachick at April 05, 2020 11:52 PM (iirbI)

That's the only reason I look at the notifications

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:54 PM (qAR6u)

566 I'm surprised Marianne Faithfull is still alive at all.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2020 11:54 PM (bHn3G)

567 Anyone else intrigued by the surgeon general comparing this to the only two previous surprise attacks on American soil?


I figured he was giving the green light to bomb China?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:55 PM (j9HX3)

568 563 537Birx' husband is a huge Clinton operative, Paige Reffe.


so not shocked

sick of Birx, Fauci AND our weird (sorry) Surgeon General. that guy seems ... he's not a quick thinker, is he?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:56 PM (j9HX3)

569 ..Evening.

So Drudge *spit* links to WaPo *spit* which puts everything behind a paywall but Drudge links it quoting that Dr. Birx bitch saying we shouldn't go to grocery stores.

Am I the only one sensing that Birx might be kind of, I don't know, insane? Like clinically, certifiably, batshit fucking crazy?

Trump needs to shitcan that bitch along with Fauci and then deport them to Antarctica.

Fuck them.

Fuck the "experts".

Fuck the left.

Fuck the State.

Posted by: Robert at April 05, 2020 11:46 PM (etE+3)



Winston Churchill (indomitable, indispensable) had the exact right quote on that problem.

"..Experts must be on tap, and not on top. Specialists should be on tap, never on top. Scientists should be on tap, but not on top."


Trump is the right man to have at the Top, right now.

He's positively Churchillian in his powers, energies and appreciations.

Trump would, like Churchill, take a walk through London during the Blitz.

Hillary would merely get blitzed, bombed and embollared.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 11:56 PM (QzJWU)

570 I figured he was giving the green light to bomb China?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE

yeah, but SMH said no
*pouts*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 11:56 PM (G546f)

571 566 I'm surprised Marianne Faithfull is still alive at all.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2020 11:54 PM (bHn3G)

That makes 2 of us

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2020 11:57 PM (aA3+G)

572 Whatevers.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 11:58 PM (RU4sa)

573 All this attention grabbing by the celebrities claiming they've got coronavirus and then recovering just fine is going to backfire, at least with people with IQ's over room temperature

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 11:53 PM (qAR6u)

Chris Jericho (the wrestler) did an interview on his podcast with the singer of an all girl Queen cover band called The Killer Queens. So she had gotten in and they spent the hour talking about her experience.

It was interesting because she goes into great detail about her experience.

Also, and most importantly, and keeping in mind I don't know what she looks like, but by GAWD this woman has a sexy, SEXY voice. Just...if her body matches the voice she must surely be super delicious.

Posted by: Robert *wink* at April 05, 2020 11:58 PM (oOFMP)

574 ok good night grey box peeps!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 05, 2020 11:58 PM (j9HX3)

575


Corona Tiger King

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 11:59 PM (aKsyK)

576 Marianne looked more or less dead by the time she did that video with Metallica.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 06, 2020 12:00 AM (bHn3G)

577 Whatevers.
Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020



You know, fine ette that you are with the f was finier

Posted by: not so at April 06, 2020 12:00 AM (HALdu)

578 Misanthropic Humanitarian: The lovely and talented Mrs. MH and I went out on a nonessential ride today.

NOTED AND SUBTRACTED FROM YOUR SOCIAL POINTS RECORD

Posted by: Next Door Reich at April 06, 2020 12:00 AM (AoLFQ)

579 I am thinking that for most couples in their late 20s through mid 40s, there is a lot of boinking going on.
Congrats. Here is to love.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2020 12:00 AM (2BZBZ)

580
Anyone else intrigued by the surgeon general comparing this to the only two previous surprise attacks on American soil?

I figured he was giving the green light to bomb China?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!


Fat Boy and Little Man

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2020 12:01 AM (aKsyK)

581 Great picture of Lake Superior, but that harbor does not look very protective.

In any event, get well soon.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (u82oZ)

Definitely looks like a lee shore to be avoided. Does not look inviting, like a nice palm-lined Caribbean beach.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (miJU3)

582 Hillary would merely get blitzed, bombed and embollared.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 11:56 PM (QzJWU)

That was a question what popped into my mind.

TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION!!!!!!!!

How would things be right now if Hilary Clinton were President?

Posted by: Robert at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (7HcSm)

583 Ugh, looks like I'm going to be sleeping on the couch tonight. Mr. Jordan61 has the jimmy legs.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (6ofTb)

584 193 Herd immunity is 70%, or 230 million Americans. Let's all sneeze on each other to reach our goal.

#FightFor230
Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 05, 2020 10:16 PM (LxTcq)


230 is the most common .45 round bullet weight.


Coincidence?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 06, 2020 12:03 AM (sy5kK)

585 How would things be right now if Hilary Clinton were President?


We wouldn't be worried about caronovirus because those of us who lived through the war with Russia would be trying to survive the radioactive fallout.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 06, 2020 12:04 AM (SchxB)

586
Definitely looks like a lee shore to be avoided. Does not look inviting, like a nice palm-lined Caribbean beach.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2020 12:05 AM (aKsyK)

587 Mr. Jordan61 has the jimmy legs.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (6ofTb)

duct tape

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 06, 2020 12:05 AM (G546f)

588 I'm not too worried about getting pulled over. Our governor may be an asshoe but our sheriff seems like a cool guy. I think he was one of the WA sheriffs who said he wouldn't enforce the new gun laws.


Staties
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE

SIl is a DPA in your county Jordan. We had the discussion about scofflaws and us morans thumbing our nose at Inslee the Interpolator. Even if it's a WSP pulling you over it will be a misdemeanor offense. You know what will happen to all those misdemeanors when the courts open back up? They will be summarily dismissed. The courts are already puckered about there backlog.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 06, 2020 12:05 AM (NXJEt)

589 Mr. Jordan61 has the jimmy legs.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (6ofTb)

He starts dancing like Jimmy Stewart in his sleep?

Posted by: Robert at April 06, 2020 12:06 AM (7HcSm)

590 How would things be right now if Hilary Clinton were President?

You mean Tim Kaine. In this contrafactual the disease would have got to DC sooner and Hillary would be in the ICU from it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 06, 2020 12:07 AM (ykYG2)

591 I really think the best way to do a drive is to pick a local town, then have Maps route you without using the freeways. I know how to get to these towns on the main roads but haven't been on these back roads. But I have decided I'm ready for a different kind of forest. Pretty tired of doug fir.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 06, 2020 12:08 AM (Lqy/e)

592 LeftCoast Dawg: Mindful webworker, you just keep telling that story, and we will lie our azzes off and cover for you.
Cuz that's what Morons do for each other.


*involuntary sniffle*

Y'all are so true-blue!

Posted by: mindful webworker
Jerusalem Report
at April 06, 2020 12:08 AM (AoLFQ)

593 582 How would things be right now if Hilary Clinton were President?
Posted by: Robert at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (7HcSm)


Bernie Sanders garroted by mysterious assailant

Fort Knox gold supply relocated to the basement of a house in Chappaqua

Republicans who want to visit the White House must do so on their knees.

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2020 12:08 AM (dOV9E)

594 He starts dancing like Jimmy Stewart in his sleep?
Posted by: Robert at April 06, 2020 12:06 AM (7HcSm)

*snort*

It feels like trying to sleep on a train that's jolting all over the place. HE sleeps right through it, the bastard.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:10 AM (6ofTb)

595
We wouldn't be worried about caronovirus because those of us who lived through the war with Russia would be trying to survive the radioactive fallout.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair


We'd be asking the old man in the cave what's safe to eat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 06, 2020 12:10 AM (aKsyK)

596 How would things be right now if Hilary Clinton were President?

Posted by: Robert at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (7HcSm)


Her drunken press conferences would be a hoot.

Also, the media would be over-the-top obsequious in praising her before asking her a softball question. "Dear Glorious and Wonderful Madame President, . . ." The press' questions would look like something out of the Kims' North Korea or Saddam's Iraq.

There would be no criticism of her non-handling of the Wuhan Virus crisis. She would give us her favorite cookie recipe instead.

Posted by: RickZ at April 06, 2020 12:11 AM (Y8PSl)

597 Good evening roonz and roonettez!

Well, actually I guess its morning here at the Refuge, but whatever.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 06, 2020 12:11 AM (ZXnzo)

598 Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 06, 2020 12:05 AM (NXJEt)

Good to know! I'm actually an essential worker so I can just flash my SIDA badge at them, but it pisses me off that that would even be necessary.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:12 AM (6ofTb)

599 Jordan, has he tried magnesium supplements gor restless leg?

The more absorbed kind, like mg glycinate

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 06, 2020 12:13 AM (G546f)

600
Re Herd immunity. From the basic SIR equations, that level is 1 - 1/R0. They've just upped the estimates for WuFlu R0 from 2 - 2.4 to 3.0 - 3.1

For R0 = 2, herd level would be just 50%. For R0 = 3, that gets it to 2/3. For R0 = 3.1, that's 68%.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 06, 2020 12:13 AM (rCwaK)

601 I am thinking that for most couples in their late 20s through mid 40s, there is a lot of boinking going on.
Congrats. Here is to love.

Posted by: JAS at April 06, 2020




yeah that is how most girls work though stress.

Posted by: not so at April 06, 2020 12:13 AM (HALdu)

602 I go out for rides just to keep from going stir-crazy. If the gestapo pulls me over, I just tell them I'm looking for a place that has toilet paper

1. I'm gonna steal that on kd.
2. Let us know if you find any.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 06, 2020 12:14 AM (NXJEt)

603 599 Jordan, has he tried magnesium supplements gor restless leg?

The more absorbed kind, like mg glycinate
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 06, 2020 12:13 AM (G546f)

No, he's on gabapentin and something else I can't remember, but they don't always work. I'll suggest the magnesium (or maybe I'll just buy it and sneak it into his drink )

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:16 AM (6ofTb)

604 How would things be right now if Hilary Clinton were President?

Posted by: Robert at April 06, 2020 12:02 AM (7HcSm)



We would be treating the coronavirus thing the same way we did the swine and bird flus, there might be stories but there wouldn't be panic and insanity.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 06, 2020 12:17 AM (ZXnzo)

605 382 So.
kbdabear with five links.
Two pics per link.
Two hotties per link.
That's four times five...

**carries the one**

A whole lotta bewbs!!!

And every one of those ladies is sheltering in place.
Somewhere
Probably alone.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 10:49 PM (axyOa)

I am suddenly so very sad.

I would volunteer to keep any of those lassies entertained.

Any of them.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 06, 2020 12:18 AM (sy5kK)

606 I got to wondering if a HEPA vacuum bag would be too hard to breath through. Vacuums are operating under pretty good pressure. I didn't find a yes/no answer but did find some web article saying that if a mask is too non-porous air can only come in around its edges. Also warned that the vacuum bags are made with fibers that good be bad for your lungs. Decided I'd stick with fabric for any mask I craft. Probably something along the "t-shirt dust mask" (search youtube) We have a few flimsy dust (not N-95 or surgical) masks so can go out with one of those just for the ' yeah sure, I'm wearing a mask, keeping everyone safe ' kabuki theatre effect.

I think the main thing with masking is 'change em frequently. throughout the day and sanitize at the end of the day' Maybe put the paper ones in a warm oven. I read that they have determined 140 F for 30 minutes kills this virus'. Cloth ones could just be washed with bleach I'd think.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 06, 2020 12:21 AM (T9Hmo)

607 Going to dose my self with Guaifenesin /Acetaminophen take a hit of albuterol and go try the hanging upside down thing. Thanks for the Ont Mishum. Thanks morans.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 06, 2020 12:21 AM (NXJEt)

608 Posted by: Sock Monkey...who are these men of lust, greed and power? at April 06, 2020 12:21 AM (NXJEt)

Feel better, Sock Monkey!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:23 AM (6ofTb)

609 publius -I notice that the IHME COVID19 model has altered considerably.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2020 12:23 AM (fUKvD)

610 Unpopular opinion: Otters are adorable

https://youtu.be/3Fifs4hpg4I

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 06, 2020 12:24 AM (LxTcq)

611

Well, the IHME model is in the process of updating with the last few days of data. The national total hasn't yet been updated, but I think NYC peak and total deaths have come down.

For my state, SC, the projections have come way down. Only 442 total deaths, and peak death rate of 14 per day.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 06, 2020 12:26 AM (rCwaK)

612 Went to the store today to pick up some weed killer, cause the darn weeds don't get the 'rona. While leaving I notice two three hundred pounders (conservatively speaking) getting out of their vehicle wearing nitrile gloves and surgical style masks.

All I could think was, "Sure, now you're worried about your health."

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 06, 2020 12:27 AM (SchxB)

613 I hope FOX's lawyers bring an anti SLAPP motion asap. They will win and get attorneys fees and sanctions. See, e.g., Trump's successful anti SLAPP motion against Stormy Daniels.
LOL.

Posted by: LASue at April 06, 2020 12:27 AM (Ed8Zd)

614 All I could think was, "Sure, now you're worried about your health."
Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 06, 2020 12:27 AM (SchxB)

LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:28 AM (6ofTb)

615
Previous run for SC had 1100 total deaths and I forget what the peak death rate was. Now it's 442.

I await the national aggregate.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 06, 2020 12:29 AM (rCwaK)

616 For impressive subdivision bands I wound go with Garden of the Gods.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 06, 2020 12:30 AM (5p7BC)

617 603 Jordan61
That's interesting I'm also on gabapentin for back / sciatic issues. And I've read about several other people here being on it. I guess it's an off-label thing that's been done for years.

Posted by: Farmer at April 06, 2020 12:30 AM (5H1w6)

618 I guess I should go to bed. I still have a job to go to, for the time being anyway.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 06, 2020 12:30 AM (6ofTb)

619

The IHME was way off on hospitalization and resource usage. I think they've updated that and the projections are way down there as well.

For SC, there are now no projected shortages for anything by a long shot.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 06, 2020 12:30 AM (rCwaK)

620 Evenin' Horde.

One benefit of the Hysteria: Gym bunnies can't go to the gym. So the don their gym bunny costumes and jog down my street. Brightens the day, a bit.

Posted by: Average Guy at April 06, 2020 12:31 AM (BaHwF)

621 Does anyone else have a hunch hoarding is still going on?

It seems very strange to me that I still can't find any TP at the stores, no matter what.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 06, 2020 12:32 AM (L2ZTs)

Gun Thread: Lockdown - Response to Covid-19 Edition [Weasel]

lockdown pic scaled.jpg

First of all, it's the Chinese Flu, and second of all, the official Gun Thread response is thanks a lot, China. In fact, fuck you China, and the dragon you rode in on. I really appreciate sitting at home on some sort of half-ass lockdown watching the U.S. economy get beaten to shit because of your incompetence. You have disgraced yourselves and brought great shame on your ancestors, Asshoe!

Now, let's get to some gun stuff below, shall we?

A question that comes up from time to time in the comments and in email I receive is:

What Kind of Gun Should I Buy?
It seems like a simple question, but the answer is a little more complicated, and anyone who simply says "buy X" without knowing anything else isn't doing you any favors. In order to make an informed recommendation a little more information is needed; primarily the intended use, and to a lesser degree some information about the shooter. A big strapping guy with large hands who plans to shoot a lot is going to have a different range of options than, say, a petit gal who is looking for something only for self-defense after an initial familiarization. Before we dig in, one fact needs to be emphasized and that's not all guns do everything well. Shotguns, rifles and handguns, depending on the configuration, all have strengths and weaknesses. For example, you don't see a lot of duck hunters outfitting themselves with .22 cal target pistols. Can you kill a duck with a .22 cal target pistol? Sure. Is it the best tool for the job? Nope.

Current headlines are reporting record firearms sales for the month of March. Examples are here, here, and here. What gives? Well, uncertainty for one thing. The threat of social disorder and mayhem is always a great motivator when it comes to people thinking about protecting themselves, their loved ones, and their stuff.

So let's assume that what everyone has on their mind is self-defense and protecting their property which narrows the field down a bit.

Long Guns
So named because they're longer than short guns, this group covers rifles and shotguns. While obviously not practical for concealed carry, a shotgun in 12 ga or 20 ga can make a fine general purpose home defense weapon. Look for something with a barrel length in the 18 inch range, which, when loaded with buckshot, will make a formidable weapon. Although rifles will work in a pinch, they are better left to shooting at longer distances. Because of the high velocity of the rounds, over-penetration can be a concern as the bullets can easily penetrate a person and then the walls of your house, before heading outside to meet your neighbors.

Handguns
I suspect handguns are what most people are thinking of when they decide they need to arm themselves. Depending on where you live, a handgun can be concealed when you go out (a permit is generally required) or kept handy inside your home, for example, in a bedside drawer. Use common sense in securing any weapon if there are youngsters around.

Modern handguns are made in two basic types, revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. On the plus side for revolvers is they are extremely simple to use. Once loaded, it is simply a matter of pointing and pulling the trigger. The downside, if you want to call it that, is they are usually limited to six and sometimes seven rounds. Pistols, on the other hand, generally have a higher ammunition capacity, some with as many as 15 rounds, but their operation is more complicated. Making them ready to fire requires inserting the magazine and loading a round into the chamber and there are often external safeties to deal with. These operations can complicate their use in a high-stress situation, especially if a shooter hasn't trained for such.

Please Just Shut Up and Give Us a Recommendation
Don't get snippy! For a first time gun owner, someone who has little or no experience with firearms who decides one day to arm themselves, I'd recommend a revolver in .38 Special. For decades this cartridge was the standard for police sidearms, and with self-defense ammunition it has plenty of stopping power. As I mentioned above, revolvers are completely safe until you start pulling the trigger. You can tell instantly if it's loaded, they are utterly reliable, there is nothing to jam, and cleaning and maintenance is simple. If you are going to buy one gun and stick it in a drawer and forget about it, you want a revolver.

It pains me somewhat to write that last sentence, but I'm enough of a realist to know that happens a lot. I firmly believe every gun owner should become familiar with the operation of every weapon they own, and then periodically take it to the range to maintain at least some basic level of proficiency with it. This doesn't mean you have to go all nutty and spend your life at the gun range, but you owe it to yourself and the rest of the world to know what in the hell you're doing with the deadly weapon in your hands. For those perspective purchasers that fit into this category, please, please, please make the effort to learn basic gun handling safety and marksmanship. If you don't know what you're doing, we're all better off without you owning a gun.

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What better way is there to spend your time in lockdown than with a Jerry Miculek instructional video? Well, a WeaselAcres video is of course better, but I mean what normal videos are better? None! Here "Jer" discusses and demonstrates speed and accuracy.

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This guy makes all sorts of videos and examines everday stuff from an engineering perspective through the use of slow-motion photography. I've enjoyed all the ones I've watched so far and this is no exception!

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Last week our pal CK mentioned a planned trip into the Utah desert to find a place to shoot, and here's a report.

The desert exploration is a success. I've really enjoyed exploring all the BLM and Forest Service land around here. I ran river trips all over the west for 20 years and it's like the good old days. I love wandering around in the sticks. As I was driving out I80 I noticed that the DWR range had reopened so I continued to Dell (about 2/3 of the way between Salt Lake and Wendover), found a nice spot and had a nice shoot. On the way home I stopped at the DWR range and shot some more. Utah is a nice place to shoot. I should be skiing 5 days and shooting on Saturdays but that's on hold so shooting a couple or 3 days is nice.

CK 1 scaled.jpg
Amazing scenery

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It's helpful to take a few warm up shots at 3 meters

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Public range

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Shooting bench improvements

The western United States is one of my favorite places to shoot. In the desert the air is clear and with such low humidity, the conditions can be just about perfect for long range shooting. I am really, really envious! How about you all - do you have public lands available for shooting?

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As many of you know, I'm a big plan of plinking, or target shooting just for fun and not worrying about scores or making super-teensy groups. Recently, our pal Recreant sent an email describing the same thing.

At the end of your gun thread you always ask if we've been to the range lately. We live in the country so the range is our backyard. I like to plink. I chase cans down the driveway. I put so many holes in a can I can't tell whether or not I'm hitting it. I hang a can from a tree branch by the pull-tab and shoot it until it falls off. The "ball and chain" mocked me as a slayer of cans so I bought a spinner target from Amazon. A .22 LR makes that sucker spin, but a .45 ACP really makes it dance! I have a S & W Victory, a Taurus TX 22 and my trusty Ruger 10/22. I shoot my brother's old Marlin .22 "Autoloader" occasionally, but its a bitch to clean as there's no feature to keep the bolt open.

I'd be interested to know what the other gun morons do in their backyard (keep it clean guys and gals).

Well how about it? Sounds like Recreant has the ideal setup with a range in the backyard. For those of you living in the country, what sort of setup do you have?

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Our pal FungusBoy who has the street name "Little G Money" found this instructional video on gangster style shooting by Jerry Miculek very helpful.

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

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Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (af5xa)

2 Gubs!

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (HuH1F)

3 Bang!

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (vwf8z)

4 Darn. Late to the party...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 05, 2020 07:01 PM (HuH1F)

5 Bullseye

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (R5lpX)

6
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
Because: Reasons!!!
at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (tfjoP)

7 Miculek isn't human. He's something else. Better. Faster.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:03 PM (NWiLs)

8 White House briefing:

https://tinyurl.com/y9xzokbl

Posted by: Panhandler at April 05, 2020 07:04 PM (S/rwf)

9 We wouldn't want the Chinese to lose face now, would we?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 07:05 PM (aKsyK)

10 Revolvers CAN malfunction. I don't think it's common but it does happen, and when it does you're fucked if it locks up the cylinder. At least with a pistol you can clear things like FTFs and FTEs without having to go to a gunsmith. You hope that won't happen in any event, because seconds count.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (NWiLs)

11 No range this week, but all three weapons (two rifle and a sidearm) got thoroughly cleaned.

My whole basement smells like number 9.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (T8HPM)

12 Miculek isn't human. He's something else. Better. Faster.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:03 PM (NWiLs)


Wholly plausible.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (t+qrx)

13 11 No range this week, but all three weapons (two rifle and a sidearm) got thoroughly cleaned.

My whole basement smells like number 9.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (T8HPM)

All. Three.

*points*
*laughs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (NWiLs)

14 ahhh
brimstone

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (G546f)

15 As I promised last week, my collection of shells
30mm from a A-10 Gau-8a, 20mm from M61 Vulcan used on fighters like F-15 and a 50 cal casing which we use to dig up in England and a 9mm just for scale
https://i.postIMG.cc/pL0sdyRj/20200403-104833.jpg

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (ZCEU2)

16 7 Miculek isn't human. He's something else. Better. Faster.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:03 PM (NWiLs)
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Crazy, isn't it?

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (MVjcR)

17 Funny thing, even lo 4 on decades after constant training with small arms, my first 3 shots are my most accurate.
I can go straight up and hit the center ring with my 45ACP or my 5.7 at 40' and each successive shot is usually off to the lower right. Still in the lethal areas but aggravatingly off center.
I think I know why, I mean besides aging problems with vision. But want to hear others suggestions.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 07:07 PM (af5xa)

18 Ah, now I know who put all the holes in every, and I mean every road sign in Nevada. Except maybe Las Vegas.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 07:07 PM (PWsjb)

19 ranges are closed here in #Failifornia, and i'm not sure if there are any federal lands nearby that are open for shooting...

besides, someone would have a shit hemorrhage at the sound of gun fire, call the cops, and they would undoubtedly overreact, no matter how legal it was, because of course they would.

we've got a slienced 22cal Benjamin air rifle w/scope, but i have to find the scuba tank to recharge it from. i'm not sure, but it may be behind the "pile o'ammo", which means i'm not accessing it soon.

there is also a CO2 pistol, which isn't that accurate, and a full auto CO2 rifle that has never been out of the box... yet.

hmmmmmn.... i think i need to rectify that soon.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (vwf8z)

20 >>> 13 11 No range this week, but all three weapons (two rifle and a sidearm) got thoroughly cleaned.

My whole basement smells like number 9.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (T8HPM)

All. Three.

*points*
*laughs*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (NWiLs)

Gosh, Insom, it's not very nice to make fun of people after their canoe accidents.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (0ReGO)

21 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (NWiLs)

I know, i know. But it's not zero.

And I'm using my time with each one to realize other platforms I want to try.

I think ringing steel at 1,000m is a worthy ambition.

That requires another rifle...

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (T8HPM)

22 Since our range is an outdoor range owned by the USFS, haven't been to the range lately. Some one was building a new gun shop with indoor range, but the Chinese Krud hit before they finished building it.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (R5lpX)

23 Funny thing, even lo 4 on decades after constant training with small arms, my first 3 shots are my most accurate.
Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 07:07 PM (af5xa)


I'm the exact opposite. I start out lousy and get marginally better after a few magazines.

I probably need to practice more.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (t+qrx)

24 What Kind of Gun Should I Buy?
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one of each...

#duh

;-)

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (vwf8z)

25 I think ringing steel at 1,000m is a worthy ambition.

That requires another rifle...
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (T8HPM)

Yes it is, and yes it does. Chop chop!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:09 PM (NWiLs)

26 Regarding over penetration: Law enforcement moved away from pistol caliber SMGs like the MP5 and Colt SMG (9mm) to the .223/5.56 AR platform because they found less over-penetration in the rifles.

Posted by: elliot at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (k94B5)

27 What Kind of Gun Should I Buy?
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one of each...

#duh

;-)
Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (vwf8z)

Several, regarding shotguns. I want a tactical shotgun in each room of my house.

Just seems like good policy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (x8Wzq)

28 Furthest I've shot was 500 yards with a Barrett bolt-action single shot .50BMG. Fun as hell.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (NWiLs)

29 Planning on getting a Ruger Wrangler.22lr pistola once we unlock down.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (Bd48Y)

30 But want to hear others suggestions.

As you fire the weapon it tends to get lower, you are dropping your head to follow weapon and thus are starting to shoot low and off. Keep your head up, keep your eye on the target, bring the weapon back up to your eye, NOT your eye down to the weapon.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 05, 2020 07:11 PM (S/rwf)

31 Massachusetts shut down all licensing, including renewals. A licensed is required for lawful simple possession in MA. Possession with an expired license is a crime, so they've are minting new criminals every day now for people unable to renew.

The state shut down all commercial FFL's and ranges as 'non-essential' after initially designating them essential. Our cuck Rino governor bent over for the tyrant Karen AG. Local police have also been harassing private clubs to shut down even though they have zero legal authority to do so.

The state also shut down the online transfer portal making impossible to conduct private sales lawfully.

Oh and for shits & giggles all online training courses, including LEOUSA courses were ordered shut down by the Mass State Police, because they don't want people to even be able to take an online safety course at this point.

The 2A in MA is meaningless now because of all this fuckery and if the DoJ Civil Rights Division had any balls a good number of officials in MA would be prosecuted under 18 U.S. Code 242.Deprivation of rights under color of law.

Posted by: Oh no! Not the bees! at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (N5dam)

32
What Kind of Gun Should I Buy?

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XM109. With the XM1049 HE/DP ammunition.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (II2Y0)

33 What kind of gun should I buy?

That's easy.

Kimber Custom II..no, wait...Fulton Armory M1 Garand..no, wait, Fulton Armory M1A...no, no, no, custom rifle, 6.5 Creedmore.

Yeah, that's it, that's the tick....

Crud..Ackley Improved 250 Savage?

https://tinyurl.com/y9ge7nvf

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (WEBkv)

34 What kind of gun should I buy?

ALL TEH GUNZZZ!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (NWiLs)

35 Random thing I remember reading maybe 30 years ago, so the details are probably off:

Guy took the bullets out of .22 catridges and shoved the powder-filled case into the cavity of a hollowpoint .45-70. Shot them out of a trapdoor Springfield at a rocky cliffside
a few hundred yards away and watched them explode.

Very irresponsible. Must try.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (j4zcI)

36 We actually went to the range yesterday! It's technically "outdoors" so was still open. I don't think many people realize it because it was empty. Got in some more rounds on the new Sig and was really comfortable with my Ruger

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (/UQ/R)

37 good afternoon, all.

And a special shout out to Weasel for his gun thread! Much appreciated!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (WEBkv)

38 just occurred to me thatmy common the food thread is also on topic here:

if I ever survive this lockdown, I'm eating ALL the cannoli

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (G546f)

39 I wish I had something to add to this thread, but I don't.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (2JVJo)

40 I usually shoot out on state DNR lands. Wide open, nothing around for several miles and just off an unmaintained county road. Naturally all state lands are closed because the Flu Manchu is on the loose.
WA state has a lot of fascist restrictions in place and I'm at a near constant rage stroke.
It's scrub steppe land and contoured nicely for setting targets up to 300 yards out.
Pistol, shotgun and rifle are all good to go for these areas.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (TYQsd)

41 Greetings, fellow hoplophiles. May almost all your Magnums be .41.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (DMUuz)

42 Practice shooting with either hand, both hands, and gangster style. No telling what you will need to do to prevail over your attackers.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (XhWtx)

43 Regarding over penetration: Law enforcement moved away from pistol caliber SMGs like the MP5 and Colt SMG (9mm) to the .223/5.56 AR platform because they found less over-penetration in the rifles.
Posted by: elliot at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (k94B5)


I've heard this also (specifically with 5.56mm). I seem to recall The Box o' Truth doing some tests along the lines of what does/doesn't overpenetrate drywall.

https://tinyurl.com/vx37xlx

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (t+qrx)

44 Bought a new Ruger SR22 (.22lr) pistol last Tuesday. Filled out the 4473 and found out that they are so backed up in CO that it would take 6 to 8 days to get the gun. Talked to the sales gal and asked her if they had a lot of first time buyers during the great gun rush of 2020. She said yeah, and when I asked her how surprised they were that they had to fill out the form and wait, she said all of them. Most thought they could just waltz in, buy the gun and a box of shells, and walk out the door.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (VNmG1)

45 I did get to the range. West Coast Armory being closed started to affect LEO and Mil training, so since they aren't Little People, they had to open the range.

Works for me.

Took my CZ P-07 and the Taurus TX-22 and a bucket of copper washed .22 LR I bought from Academy just before the panic buying started. Unlike the other bucket of soft lead .22's, these copper washed 36 grain HP fed and fired no problem. But the odd thing is....I saw several rounds hit the paper SIDEWAYS at 7 yards, out of a 4" pistol barrel. I can't recall ever seeing that before.

The sights on the TX-22 are still off and I need to get some eyeglass repair kits to adjust the tiny ass rear sight screws. But I'm pretty happy with how well the gun functions. I still prefer the Kadet adapter on my CZ, for accuracy and reliability.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:15 PM (d1uFV)

46 brought home a new, to me, gub this week. just happened to stop by the toy store to drop off some eggs for the staff, and they were, for the first day in weeks, not full to ordered capacity, with a waiting list.

went back to the truck, got my gub case and red tape, and made my 2nd CnR acquisition.

i sent some pics to Weasel, so we might see another episode of "WTF is this" in a future thread. i sure as hello had never heard of them before i saw this specimen. not museum quality, by any stretch, but it fits into our basic collection philosophy "weird, unusual and affordable*"

* for various values of the term, based on herself's interest level and current funding status

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:15 PM (vwf8z)

47 Just curious, but is the facility pictured above-the-fold one where bluebell has served?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 07:15 PM (DMUuz)

48 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (WEBkv)
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Thanks, blake!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:16 PM (MVjcR)

49 Several, regarding shotguns. I want a tactical shotgun in each room of my house.



Just seems like good policy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (x8Wzq)

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i meant one of each model and caliber made...


Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:16 PM (vwf8z)

50 Several, regarding shotguns. I want a tactical shotgun in each room of my house.

Just seems like good policy.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (x8Wzq)

Looks around the room.

Nods in agreement.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:17 PM (d1uFV)

51 Massachusetts shut down all licensing, including renewals. A licensed is required for lawful simple possession in MA. Possession with an expired license is a crime, so they've are minting new criminals every day now for people unable to renew.


For realz? Some Moron told me that MA had got better since I lived there. It was a may issue state, by municipality, and became must issue.

What up?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 07:17 PM (gd9RK)

52 Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:15 PM (vwf8z)
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Next week!!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:18 PM (jUqIO)

53 Miculek isn't human. He's something else. Better. Faster.

My theory is that JM is a cyborg sent from the future to teach us how to defend ourselves from a coming attack by aliens disguised as cardboard rectangles. Prove me wrong.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 07:18 PM (qc+VF)

54 "and made my 2nd CnR acquisition."

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Why so coy? We wanna hear what you got. The first one, too. CnRs are always the most interesting.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (j4zcI)

55 My office mate, whom I miss since we started working remotely, has a hammerless .38 that she likes. She's not a big gun enthusiast, and so finding something that she found comfortable was a good thing.

I still like the 1911 design, but money is tight.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (x8Wzq)

56 Crazy, isn't it?
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (MVjcR)
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Yeah, the Miculek will take third place, overall, in national pistol shooting competitions, with a revolver, going up against guys shooting semi-auto's.

That's insane.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (WEBkv)

57 47 Just curious, but is the facility pictured above-the-fold one where bluebell has served?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 07:15 PM (DMUuz)
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I'm not allowed to say, but yes.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (jUqIO)

58 Mark!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (NWiLs)

59 41 Greetings, fellow hoplophiles. May almost all your Magnums be .41.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (DMUuz)

I put my .357 with a .44 during lockdown. No .41s yet.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (KnJdm)

60
Keep your head up

Good advice.

Posted by: Rod Argent at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (aKsyK)

61 The chicoms have made mello Mr. Teddy bear Weasel angry. They will not like angry Weasel.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:21 PM (BQEAt)

62 I put my .357 with a .44 during lockdown. No .41s yet.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (KnJdm)
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Maybe you need to take them to a qualified breeder, like your local gun store.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:21 PM (WEBkv)

63 "I put my .357 with a .44 during lockdown. No .41s yet."

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Well played, sir, well played.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:21 PM (j4zcI)

64
Why so coy? We wanna hear what you got. The first one, too. CnRs are always the most interesting.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (j4zcI)
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You have to guess next week!!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:22 PM (MVjcR)

65 Thanks for another gun thread Weasel. I liked the video on the cannon shoot.

They did a cannon shoot against a water-filled 55 gallon drum at my Hunter Safety class (circa 1980). A great way to get antsy teenage boys to pay attention to the instructors.

They also did a race to cut a 2x4. An AR15 versus 4 guys shooting black powder (I think 50 cal balls). The black powder guys won. The AR15 velocity was so high at that range the holes almost healed after each shot.

Good times!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at April 05, 2020 07:22 PM (tkyK5)

66 You have to guess next week!!
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:22 PM (MVjcR)
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Hmm, I bet I can guess: You pull on a little metal tab and it goes "Boom!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:23 PM (WEBkv)

67 cdnnaports.com is selling a Walther Creed 9mm for $269. Best firearm deal in American today. Good reviews on YouTube.

Posted by: Esteve at April 05, 2020 07:23 PM (2IA0F)

68 62 The chicoms have made mello Mr. Teddy bear Weasel angry. They will not like angry Weasel.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:21 PM (BQEAt)
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Yeah!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:23 PM (MVjcR)

69 "You have to guess next week!!"

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[rubs toe slowly in dirt]

Ooookaaayyyy.....

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (j4zcI)

70 I hate to disagree with Weasel, but I honestly gotta say I'd rather teach a new user how to use a Glock/M&P/XD9/Etc polymer striker fired automatic.

Teaching a new shooter to use a striker fired 9mm automatic isn't much harder than teaching them how to load and reload and accurately shoot a .38 revolver.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (d1uFV)

71 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (arJlL)

72 Went with the .22 pistol because 1) I have 4,000 rounds of it. 2) With the arthritis getting worse in my hands, it's getting harder to handle the 1911. Sad, because I have 1,000 rounds of .45 acp. And my sister just gifted me her late husband's .12 gauge and and a double barrel .20 gauge shotgun. Now I have 2 .12 gauge shotguns, but I only have about 100 rounds of shot and 40 rounds of slugs. Can't wait to shoot the double barrel.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (VNmG1)

73 Gunga la gunga

Posted by: JT at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (arJlL)

74 68 cdnnaports.com is selling a Walther Creed 9mm for $269. Best firearm deal in American today. Good reviews on YouTube.
Posted by: Esteve at April 05, 2020 07:23 PM (2IA0F)

I have one. Solid 9mm pistol.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:25 PM (NWiLs)

75 Posted by: Pillage Idiot at April 05, 2020 07:22 PM (tkyK5)
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My pleasure, PI!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:25 PM (jUqIO)

76 Gunga la gunga
Posted by: JT at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (arJlL)
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glad you have that going for you.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:25 PM (WEBkv)

77 Took both of my Egyptian Rasheeds out to distance this week.

The rear sights are labeled in their language, so I had to look up "100" in Egyptian and figured it out from there....

These carbines are actually marked "Made in the U.A.R" which was the short lived United Arab Republic between Egypt and Syria from 1958 to 1961. Socialists gotta Social.

Now for the good part. These carbines use the same type of sight as the AKM. Both proved to be very accurate out to 600 yards. From 150-250-350-400-500-600 yards it was very easy to adjust the rear slider and pound the steel target two or three times in a row with no issues with off the shelf ammo, old Norinco 7.62 x 39 mm in the old yellow boxes and some mystery Russian stuff on stripper clips.

Sweet shooters. Who would have guessed but I gotta give the Egyptians credit for producing a nice weapon.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 07:26 PM (Z+IKu)

78 Evening, Gub Horde. Evening, Boss.
I have question: is it possible that the mighty and vaunted 6.5 Creedmore shooting 140 g. ELD bullets is not completely stable until after 100 yards?

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:26 PM (I/Eow)

79 Teaching a new shooter to use a striker fired 9mm automatic isn't much harder than teaching them how to load and reload and accurately shoot a .38 revolver.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (d1uFV)


One point in favor of the striker auto for beginners, in my opinion: Unless it's a DAO revolver, once cocked, it cannot be made safe without pulling the trigger.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:26 PM (t+qrx)

80 59 Mark!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (NWiLs)

Hey brother!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (d1uFV)

81 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (NWiLs)

Hey brother!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (d1uFV)

How's life in lockdown?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (NWiLs)

82 underway now

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
White House news conference at 6:45 P.M. Eastern. Thank you!

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (M5wRT)

83 At one time, I may have known someone who drilled shotgun slugs, filled the cavity with flash powder and glued a shotgun primer in the nose. A junk car door was shot with interesting results, for science, strictly science.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (bML9A)

84 79 Evening, Gub Horde. Evening, Boss.
I have question: is it possible that the mighty and vaunted 6.5 Creedmore shooting 140 g. ELD bullets is not completely stable until after 100 yards?
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:26 PM (I/Eow)
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Yes. Excessive runout in the bullet/cartridge/bore alignment can cause yaw when the bullet leaves the barrel which can take a second to stabilize.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:29 PM (jUqIO)

85 82 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (NWiLs)

Hey brother!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (d1uFV)

How's life in lockdown?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (NWiLs)

Less than fun. I'm watching Mifune movies on the Criterion streaming channel...trying to cram in as much as I can during the two week free trial.

But otherwise, good as it can be in this insane state in these insane times.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (d1uFV)

86 To back up Weasel's piece on advising first time gun buyers. Assume nothing.

I've mentioned in the past where I helped some very petite young women, early 20s, on handgun use and purchase. Did they end up with little semi autos or 22lr revolvers? Nope. They preferred shooting a chunky DA revolver in 44 special and purchased a GP100 in 357 magnum. The guns just about outweighed them. And the girl with the GP100 was damn accurate, even with rapid fire drills.

Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (7EjX1)

87 Good evening, Horde!

I am happy to report the acquisition of a fine piece.

S&W Model 66-1, 4" barrel, in pristine condition. I think the original owner put maybe a cylinder of ammo through it. Original box and documents (including 4473). Manufactured in 1978 and purchased hearly Jan 1979. I believe the revolver sat in its box on a shelf in a closet lo these many years.

The box is even in excellent condition. No handling marks, no powder residue on the face of the cylinder. Very faint powder line in the top strap, but no cut can be felt by my fingernail.

Pics next week. Not sure when I can get a chance to shoot it. Handles nicely!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (di1hb)

88
I shoot black powder some, and am used to the double sound from the cap, then the powder, but was surprised at the apparent double "bang" from the cannon barrels.
What's that about?

Posted by: MarkY at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (7M6jj)

89 All. Three.

*points*
*laughs*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (NWiLs)

*Hangs head in shame*
That's all I have, also. And I haven't been to a range in well over two years. How'm I gonna survive the end of times??

Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (OX9vb)

90 "Unless it's a DAO revolver, once cocked, it cannot be made safe without pulling the trigger."

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Depress cylinder latch.
Swing out cylinder.
Pull trigger without fear.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (j4zcI)

91 Sad, because I have 1,000 rounds of .45 acp.


Posted by: Old Blue

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I'm not sure of the mechanics of how it would be done legally, but I would be willing to help you re-home that 45ACP ammo...
Wouldn't want it to be orphaned and feel unloved.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (af5xa)

92 Less than fun. I'm watching Mifune movies on the Criterion streaming channel...trying to cram in as much as I can during the two week free trial.

But otherwise, good as it can be in this insane state in these insane times.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (d1uFV)

I hear you. These are very stupid times indeed. Makes it all the more important to stay occupied as much as possible, I think.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (NWiLs)

93 How many people do you have in your household unit big enough/old enough to handle firearms proficiently? Let's say 2 which is what we have here. Each of your troops should have a tactical shotgun (Mossberg 590), a battle rifle (AR15), and a handgun (like a G17). Plus a .357 double action revolver and an AK. The ammo allowance is a minimum of 1K for each firearm so that's 10K rounds assorted. See where we're going here? Defending your home is serious business enough and we have not even talked about outside maneuver.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (XhWtx)

94 *Hangs head in shame*
That's all I have, also. And I haven't been to a range in well over two years. How'm I gonna survive the end of times??
Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM


Do you at least have a good colander that you can turn into a face mask?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (ejd/p)

95 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (di1hb)
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Sweet! Congratulations!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (MVjcR)

96 Heard an new to me term a while back- simunition. Is this another word for blanks or something different?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (BQEAt)

97 Pics next week. Not sure when I can get a chance to shoot it. Handles nicely!
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (di1hb)

Congrats on a fine aquisition!

I inherited a pair of k-frames and they are beautiful revolvers.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (s9Eo8)

98 Old Blue, you're gonna love that Ruger SR22. Great little shooter and fits my hands nicely. Mimics its big brother semiautos in various calibers. Great for teaching new shooters.
Talk about a plinking pistol.

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (I/Eow)

99 How'm I gonna survive the end of times??

Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (OX9vb)

You'll be fine. You know us :-)

If you have a skill and can operate a weapon platform, you'd be welcome here, probably at Weasel's, and amultitude of other places.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (T8HPM)

100 Our backyard range is down a hill to a creek bottom with swamp and woods behind it. We usually just shoot .22 and sometimes 9mm so I don't get rusty. Anything larger we go down to the family farm where you can shoot whatever you want.

I save old light bulbs to use for targets. The little candelabra ones are fun.

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 07:34 PM (Tnijr)

101 "S&W Model 66-1, 4" barrel, in pristine condition."

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Yummy. And ampersanded, even! Is that the stainless version of the Model 19?

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (j4zcI)

102
You'll be fine. You know us :-)

If you have a skill and can operate a weapon platform, you'd be welcome here, probably at Weasel's, and amultitude of other places.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (T8HPM)
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Yep!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (MVjcR)

103
Open Blogger; also carry Sig 239 in 9mm. Where can I buy more mags?

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (WX+x0)

104 How level are most of the ranges that you shoot at?

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (Tnijr)

105 Depress cylinder latch.
Swing out cylinder.
Pull trigger without fear.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (j4zcI)


I've only ever owned one revolver, and I don't have it anymore, but I could've sworn the cylinder was locked when it was cocked and couldn't be unlatched (it was pushed towards the forcing cone).

Is that not common? Am I misremembering?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (t+qrx)

106 97 Heard an new to me term a while back- simunition. Is this another word for blanks or something different?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (BQEAt)

They're like paintball for actual firearms.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (NWiLs)

107 Shotgun Day! Got out to a buddies farm this afternoon and patterned my turkey gun (Benelli SBEII). Not a very enjoyable experience, but necessary. But I also managed to put about 60 rounds through the Tavor TS12. It hiccuped a few times, but never on 2 3/4" heavy stuff. And that's what it's designed to shoot.

Posted by: PacosMojo at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (ivZ+f)

108 91 "Unless it's a DAO revolver, once cocked, it cannot be made safe without pulling the trigger."

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Depress cylinder latch.
Swing out cylinder.
Pull trigger without fear.


Nope. Not for a S&W double action at least. I just went and tried it with a model 60 because I was thinking the same thing. Cylinder latch is locked when the hammer is cocked.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (qc+VF)

109 Buddy of mine bought a replica Navy model cap and ball revolver.

I got a chance to shoot it a while back. Those things are FUN as hell to shoot. It's a very different experience.

Also very interesting to load.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (s9Eo8)

110
Open Blogger; also carry Sig 239 in 9mm. Where can I buy more mags?
Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (WX+x0)
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I haven't bought magazines in a while. Have you tried an online place like Midway?

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:37 PM (MVjcR)

111 Why so coy? We wanna hear what you got. The first one, too. CnRs are always the most interesting.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (j4zcI)

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because this one is an oddity, and, as Weasel poasted just above you, it will be part of next week's gub thread.

my first was a 1954 Ruger Mk 1, just because Herself want's all the things, and the price was right.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 07:38 PM (vwf8z)

112 Yes. Excessive runout in the bullet/cartridge/bore alignment can cause yaw when the bullet leaves the barrel which can take a second to stabilize.
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:29 PM (jUqIO)

These are seated long, right close to the lands.
Please tell me about "excessive runout".

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:38 PM (I/Eow)

113 "S&W Model 66-1, 4" barrel, in pristine condition."

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Yummy. And ampersanded, even! Is that the stainless version of the Model 19?
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto


We carried those at the prison farms.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (Bd48Y)

114 104
Open Blogger; also carry Sig 239 in 9mm. Where can I buy more mags?
Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (WX+x0)

Sigsauerguns dot com

They aren't cheap.

You might also check Mec Gar

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (d1uFV)

115 Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (af5xa)

Thanks Sarge! I'll keep you in mind if I decide all that ammo needs a new home

Posted by: Old Blue at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (VNmG1)

116 Insom, Thanks, This may be the answer to the scoot and shoot function at the MoMe. No need to worry about stray shots.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (BQEAt)

117 117 Insom, Thanks, This may be the answer to the scoot and shoot function at the MoMe. No need to worry about stray shots.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (BQEAt)

They're expensive and require conversion kits, also expensive.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:40 PM (NWiLs)

118 Open Blogger; also carry Sig 239 in 9mm. Where can I buy more mags?
Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (WX+x0)
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I haven't bought magazines in a while. Have you tried an online place like Midway?
Posted by: Weasel


PSA & CDNN.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 07:40 PM (Bd48Y)

119 Please tell me about "excessive runout".
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:38 PM (I/Eow)
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Runout is when the bullet isn't in perfect alignment with the case and starts down the barrel at an offset. You need another tool to measure it.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:41 PM (jUqIO)

120 Used some down time today to reload 700 rounds of 9mm. Well, the first 200 went to refilling empty magazines.
Shades of the SCOAMF there is a run on ammo and reloading supplies. I use Berry's a lot, and their heavier offerings are all sold out.
Has anybody else notice a behavior in 9mm where lighter rounds, 124g and lower, tumble rather than spiral? Happens to me with factory rounds and reloads on several non-canoe accident survivors.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at April 05, 2020 07:41 PM (bIrK9)

121 *Hangs head in shame*
That's all I have, also. And I haven't been to a range in well over two years. How'm I gonna survive the end of times??
Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (OX9vb)
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"Beware the man with one gun, for he surely knows how to use it."

It isn't quantity; it's about proficiency.

that said, if you know what you have, and you've used them, then you're ahead of a lot of people in this country. Especially the yahoos that ran out and just had to buy a gun, never mind they probably have very little idea how to use their purchase.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (WEBkv)

122 Ah, I stand corrected. Cylinder does indeed lock up.

Shows how many times that has been an issue.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (j4zcI)

123 Weasel , no but will do. Bought a pair of 239s and will give grandson the new one. Thought I'd try to get some extra mags for him. He is truly a man of arms. Couldn't be more proud.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (WX+x0)

124 Insom, Thanks, This may be the answer to the scoot and shoot function at the MoMe. No need to worry about stray shots.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (BQEAt)


If you're talking about Simunitions, I don't believe they're available for non-LEO or military. It's a kit, you swap out the barrel for a blue one.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (t+qrx)

125 96 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (di1hb)
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Sweet! Congratulations!
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (MVjcR)


Thanks!

Interesting how I came by it. Several months ago, Son came across it and called me about it. He does call every so often for firearms advice. He told me the condition and price and I advised him to jump on it, so he did.

This morning, he called to say he was going to drop by to visit. He lives an hour or so south of us, but was coming up to purchase a couple of H&R single shots - a 10 Ga shotgun and a 22 Hornet. Fellow he was dealing with is a S&W fan and the two of them got to talking . . .

Son felt it was too nice a piece to just shoot for fun (I disagee. Besides, it's called a "Combat Magnum") and he's not into collecting S&W's, so he was wanting to sell the Model 66 I told him to buy. He asked advice on pricing, etc.

I finally told him, "If he doesn't want to meet your price, heck, I'd love to buy it myself."

He said, "Sold, Dad" and just wanted what he paid for it, which was a very nice price.

I am tickled. Now, I need to get that Model 610. Son got one in the Fall and I took it to the range one day. That one has a 6" barrel and shooting 10mm from it is a joy.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (di1hb)

126 Clean up on aisle 52.

Posted by: PacosMojo at April 05, 2020 07:43 PM (ivZ+f)

127 Insom, can you give me a rough ballpark figure or a place to look?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:43 PM (BQEAt)

128 124 Weasel , no but will do. Bought a pair of 239s and will give grandson the new one. Thought I'd try to get some extra mags for him. He is truly a man of arms. Couldn't be more proud.
Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (WX+x
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Nice! Some other good suggestions just above.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:43 PM (jUqIO)

129 Buddy of mine bought a replica Navy model cap and ball revolver.
I got a chance to shoot it a while back. Those things are FUN as hell to shoot. It's a very different experience.
Also very interesting to load.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (s9Eo

Very Cool GH!

Old skool......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 07:44 PM (Z+IKu)

130 Do you at least have a good colander that you can turn into a face mask?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (ejd/p)

Yes!

Also, I can sew, and I have one of those human-powered sewing machines, so there's that. I can earn my keep.

Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:44 PM (OX9vb)

131 Thanks rickb223.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:44 PM (WX+x0)

132 Pistol mags--Chip McCormick, Greg Cote, MagShack. There are many.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 07:44 PM (XhWtx)

133 I went looking for a project gun yesterday,and came up with a classic American sock drawer gun, an Iver Johnson Cadet, .32 SW long. These were made from the 60s to the end of the trail for IJ in the late 80's early 90's (at least in Fitchburg, MA). This didn't need too much, having just a few rust freckles. It appears to have had the usual five to ten rounds run through it and thrown in a drawer, not even having any flash on the front of the cylinder. What it needs, and it functions fine without it, is the loading gate and screw. I Imagine the proud owner in the sixties just had to take the thing off, dropped the screw in the shag carpet, and lost track of the loading gate. I went to Numrich, and they have the gate and screw, but the Governor has them closed, thank you. Anyway, I took it over to the levee, ran twenty rounds through it (came with a box and a half), and remembered 32s are fun to shoot.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 05, 2020 07:45 PM (C1Lsn)

134 It pays to go to estate sales. Here is a new pretty that I picked up for cash this week.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMpmhpr

This little pistol may have one of the best triggers that I have squeezed. Custom M1911 good. About 1/8 of take up and then it comes up unmistakably on the sear and then about 3-4lbs later breaks like a glass rod.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 07:45 PM (yQpMk)

135 hogmartin, Thanks. So much for that idea.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:45 PM (BQEAt)

136 Miculek 12 rounds from a revolver in under 3 seconds;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNFW8eSzb44

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at April 05, 2020 07:45 PM (3DZIZ)

137 Very Cool GH!

Old skool......
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 07:44 P

It was awesome, but I couldn't hit crap with it.

How in the hell those old school gunfighters could do 100 yard shots, I have no idea.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:46 PM (s9Eo8)

138 Ben Had:

https://simunition.com/en/

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:46 PM (t+qrx)

139 102 "S&W Model 66-1, 4" barrel, in pristine condition."

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Yummy. And ampersanded, even! Is that the stainless version of the Model 19?
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (j4zcI)


Yes, exactly. And it's an early enough version to have the pinned barrel and counter-bored (i.e. recessed) chambers. Gonna be on a S&W bender this year, I think!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 07:46 PM (di1hb)

140 Also, I can sew, and I have one of those human-powered sewing machines, so there's that. I can earn my keep.

Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:44 PM (OX9vb)

Aaaaaand welcome to Nearsider Alamo.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at April 05, 2020 07:46 PM (T8HPM)

141 not sure the revolver makes sense as a recommendation to a new gun owner.

if somebody is going to wander down the road to having too many guns in too many calibers then maybe.

however, if you are somebody that is the average age of a hq commenter that has never owned even a gun you are not going to be somebody that is going to own many guns.

if you are going to own a gun then you should get a 9mm semi-auto that holds 15-17 rounds.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (HALdu)

142 hogmartin, Thanks. So much for that idea.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:45 PM (BQEAt)


Unless you happen to know any local LEOs.

*walks away whistling nonchalantly*

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (t+qrx)

143 Also, I can sew, and I have one of those human-powered sewing machines, so there's that. I can earn my keep.



A skilled sandwich technician is always welcome.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (bML9A)

144 52 Over 1000 so far of US doctors who have seen and treated SARS2 have had to sign a petition to send in to Fox News and to spread around the conservative conspiracy groups that this is real and to stop downplaying it because it's getting people killed.
t. multiple doctors who are friends of my family
Posted by: it begins... at April 05, 2020 07:18 PM (MRjKr)

where where they 2-3 months ago, if they are so fucking smart

popping ass pimples, probs

PS Fuck you

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (rpxSz)

145 Spare mag advice for newbies:

If you buy aftermarket mags, Mec-Gar are excellent. They build mags for many OEMs.

Triple K and Pro Mag are to be avoided.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (j4zcI)

146 OK, then.
Another tool.
And what would that be, Boss?

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (I/Eow)

147 146 OK, then.
Another tool.
And what would that be, Boss?
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (I/Eow)
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Runout measurer!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:48 PM (jUqIO)

148 Thanks Eromero. AoS never fails.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:48 PM (WX+x0)

149 145....

Definitely concur regarding Pro Mag.

Posted by: PacosMojo at April 05, 2020 07:48 PM (ivZ+f)

150 not sure the revolver makes sense as a recommendation to a new gun owner.


I would disagree. The point-and-click interface is good for noobs. They don't have to practice their manual of arms before they can rely on it going bang.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 07:48 PM (yQpMk)

151 127 Insom, can you give me a rough ballpark figure or a place to look?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:43 PM (BQEAt)

Hogmartin may be right about the availability to civilians, but definitely check their website.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 07:48 PM (NWiLs)

152 Trump should just tell'em to fuck off.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:49 PM (WX+x0)

153 Oh, and another thing about Son's visit. We decided to go halvsies on a Dillon press. While that is good news, the great part about it is where I put him to work helping re-organize the basement. The former "Holly Hobby" room (where he and I built many a model rocket, but is now just holiday decoration storage) will become a full fledged reloading room.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 07:49 PM (di1hb)

154 I don't know if this means anything or has significance but on a couple of gun forums there have been more than usual the number of questions about getting SA revolvers. This is mostly for fun plinking. The questioner may be experienced with autos or long guns but not SAs.

One poster had a choice of a Ruger Blackhawk in 30 Carbine, 357, or 41 magnum and wanted suggestions for the caliber and why. I was pleased, and surprised, when most pushed the 41 magnum. Other questions concerned getting started with cap and ball percussion revolvers. I can think of many reasons to go with SA revolvers but don't know what's prompting greater interest.

Just an observation.

Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 07:49 PM (7EjX1)

155 if you are going to own a gun then you should get a 9mm semi-auto that holds 15-17 rounds.
Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (HALdu)

The counterpoint to that would be that clearing malfunctions takes practice.

If a dud round shows up in the cylinder of a revolver, just pull the trigger again.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:49 PM (s9Eo8)

156 no matter what

you can't beat something

with nothing

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (rpxSz)

157 Also, I can sew, and I have one of those human-powered sewing machines, so there's that. I can earn my keep.
Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:44 PM


Cool. I have my grandmother's old Singer. It's currently doing duty as a table in my upstairs hall.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (ejd/p)

158 Why doesn't Trump test out our trebuchet treatment with little beardy twat reporters?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (DY3v8)

159 When I went in to fill out the 4473 on the Ruger, this young kid comes in and says he wants to buy a gun. Guy asked him for carry or home defense and the kid says both. Sales guy pulls a Glock off the rack, clears and safes the gun and hands it to the kid. First thing the kid does is put his finger on the trigger. I really really really wanted to tell him to get his booger hook off the bang stick, but it wasn't really my place. A future firearm accident in the making.

Posted by: Old Blue at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (VNmG1)

160 How level are your ranges? It seems out here I'm nearly always shooting uphill. Not too much, but I'm usually shooting towards a mountain.

Posted by: ck at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (Gf0Po)

161 April, I have a human-powered one as well as an electric. I do need a new "leather strap" for the human-powered one. Maybe the vac/sewing repair shop could make me one. Any other ideas?

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (vF+fs)

162 The best gun is always the gun you have with you.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (yQpMk)

163 >>>For a first time gun owner, someone who has little or no experience with
firearms who decides one day to arm themselves, I'd recommend a
revolver in .38 Special. For decades this cartridge was the standard for
police sidearms, and with self-defense ammunition it has plenty of
stopping power.<<<

Just want to point out that if you're also planning for the burning times, when ammo may be hard to come by, .38 Special will fit in a .357 Magnum(or so I've been told). So if you have a .357 Mag, there are two calibers that will fit, and it's a good self defense revolver.

Posted by: davidt at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (l3+k2)

164
How in the hell those old school gunfighters could do 100 yard shots, I have no idea.
Posted by: ghbucky

Supposedly, longest ever recorded truly was Wild Bill Hickok in Springfield, Mo., at about 25 yards.
He used his left arm to steady his pistol.

Posted by: MarkY at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (7M6jj)

165 Follow the money...

https://bit.ly/34aKCaQ

Bill Gates (of Event 201 and major donor to the WHO fame... among other things...).
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Then a few seconds later, at 33:45, Gates drops another bomb:

We don't want to have a lot of recovered people [ ... ] To be clear, we're trying --- through the shut-down in the United States --- to not get to one percent of the population infected. We're well below that today, but with exponentiation, you could get past that three million [people or approximately one percent of the U.S. population being infected with COVID-19 and the vast majority recovering]. I believe we will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain."

It appears that rather than let the population be exposed to the virus and most develop antibodies that give them natural, long-lasting immunity to COVID-19, Gates and his colleagues far prefer to create a vast, hugely expensive, new system of manufacturing and selling billions of test kits, and in parallel very quickly developing and selling billions of antivirals and vaccines.

And then, when the virus comes back again a few months later and most of the population is unexposed and therefore vulnerable, selling billions more test kits and medical interventions.

Right after that, at 34:14, Gates talked about how he sees things rolling out from there.

Eventually what we'll have to have is certificates of who's a recovered person, who's a vaccinated person [ ... ] Because you don't want people moving around the world where you'll have some countries that won't have it under control, sadly. You don't want to completely block off the ability for people to go there and come back and move around. So eventually there will be this digital immunity proof that will help facilitate the global reopening up."

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (Do5/p)

166 146 OK, then.
Another tool.
And what would that be, Boss?
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (I/Eow)
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It's a little gizmo that measures concentricity. A concentricity gage.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (jUqIO)

167 OK, then.
Another tool.
And what would that be, Boss?
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (I/Eow)
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Runout measurer!
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:48 PM


Weasel will be here all week, folks. Try the veal!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (ejd/p)

168 Weasel is your range pretty level? I suppose it doesn't matter too much as long as the target height is the same as the shooter, but our case targets would need to be 20' up to be level.

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (Tnijr)

169 Autos have a softer, slower recoil impulse than revolvers too.

This can never be answered; if you want a gun - one gun - go shoot both types.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (t+qrx)

170 Grump 928 - that Beretta is an eye-talian beauty.

And a threaded barrel? Secret-agent gun right there. You need a fine suit to go with that.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (j4zcI)

171 hogmartin, index finger to chin, hmmmm.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:52 PM (BQEAt)

172 Supposedly, longest ever recorded truly was Wild Bill Hickok in Springfield, Mo., at about 25 yards.
He used his left arm to steady his pistol.
Posted by: MarkY at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (7M6jj)

Ahh, you are right. 75 ft per Wikipedia.

I thought I had read somewhere it was a 100 yd shot.

Musta read it on the internet.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:52 PM (s9Eo8)

173
Hickok shootout.
https://tinyurl.com/tslqoyt

Posted by: MarkY at April 05, 2020 07:53 PM (7M6jj)

174 Cool. I have my grandmother's old Singer. It's currently doing duty as a table in my upstairs hall.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 07:50 PM (ejd/p)

I've got a couple of Consews

IF you ever want to get serious

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 07:53 PM (rpxSz)

175 The counterpoint to that would be that clearing malfunctions takes practice.

If a dud round shows up in the cylinder of a revolver, just pull the trigger again.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020



It is sometimes worse with a revolver but sure.

The thing is, if you are new to guns, would you rather have the mag depth of a revolver or a semi auto?

Would you rather have to train to speed reload a revolver or a semi auto?

Going with the revolver is good if you are interested in starting from scratch and going to dojo master, however, if you need to get up to speed for home defense fast get the semi-auto.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 07:53 PM (HALdu)

176 Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 07:53 PM

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 07:54 PM (ejd/p)

177
ghbucky
Course Little Big Man coulda beat that!
("I was a terrible liar in my gunfighting days")

Posted by: MarkY at April 05, 2020 07:54 PM (7M6jj)

178 "I can think of many reasons to go with SA revolvers but don't know what's prompting greater interest"

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Westworld.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 07:54 PM (j4zcI)

179 Course Little Big Man coulda beat that!
("I was a terrible liar in my gunfighting days")
Posted by: MarkY at April 05, 2020 07:54 PM (7M6jj)

Ha!

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:55 PM (s9Eo8)

180 Miculek is fast, fast, fast. The pioneer of this kind of shooting was "Lightning" Ed McGivern. Guy put 5 rounds into an ace of spades in 5/8 of a second. Short, dumpy looking guy like me. I believe that shooting by McGivern had Underwriters lab watching.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 05, 2020 07:55 PM (C1Lsn)

181 Reporters telling Trump he should let the science determine if HZ drugs work.

Trump should tell him, "Look, we know with decades of certainty that at the worst the drugs will not hurt most patients, and those in that small risk group are well known. So there is literally near zero downside to giving them the drugs. *AND* in order to do what you pretentiously call "letting science determine" efficacy means leaving half of some statistically large group to die when we know with certainty that at the very least, we could give them something that has a high probability of helping according to observed case studies. So what person you love would you let suffer to die for science?"

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 07:55 PM (af5xa)

182 And a threaded barrel? Secret-agent gun right there.

It has a somewhat less than common 1/2 x 20 thread. It came with an adapter to take it to X 24 but because the diameters are so close it is quite long. I'm going to get a 1/2 x 20 to 5/8 x 24 adapter. That will allow the barrel to be inside the adapter outer threads and so be short, and coincidentally, is the size of the rifle adapter that I have for my existing can.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 07:56 PM (yQpMk)

183 87 ... "S&W Model 66-1, 4" barrel, in pristine condition. I think the original owner put maybe a cylinder of ammo through it."

IMG, Congrats on the model 66. There should be several centuries of fun shooting in it. They have a sterling reputation. Everyone should own at least one K-frame Smith.

Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 07:56 PM (7EjX1)

184 168 Weasel is your range pretty level? I suppose it doesn't matter too much as long as the target height is the same as the shooter, but our case targets would need to be 20' up to be level.
Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 07:51 PM (Tnijr)
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Mine is pretty level, with a hill rising behind the targets.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:56 PM (jUqIO)

185 161 Infidel, I need a new strap, too. I found one on amazon. Haven't bought it yet, but it's not expensive, if I remember correctly. Like, 15-20 bucks. I better get on that.

Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:57 PM (OX9vb)

186 Weasel writes
The threat of social disorder and mayhem is always a great motivator when it comes to people thinking about protecting themselves, their loved ones, and their stuff.

It's not a threat, it's a promise. This leads to GnuBreed's Law, which sez

After a natural disaster, the looters ALWAYS come out.

This one (natural or Chinese engineered, same diff here) is no exception. Reports of business burglaries are soaring in Houston, and especially NYC. Businesses forced to close are boarding up their windows all over, like in Beverly Hills!, Chicago's Magnificent Mile, SF, NYC, and so on.

*business idea -- crowbar resistant plywood*

And it won't take long for them to move on to individuals. And police in multiple jurisdictions are NOT responding to home burglaries. File a report online, they instruct us. La de dah.

And lastly, I can't help but note that all the places resorting to boarding up so far are Dem led. Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 07:57 PM (Z4rgH)

187 Reporter telling Trump he was standing too close to Pence.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:57 PM (cF8AT)

188 And now the "concerned reporters" are on Trump about why he isn't wearing a mask and is allowing his team get close to him...

Because they just HAVE to find something to pick at and bitch about him over.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 07:58 PM (af5xa)

189 Well, OK, then!

Here's what's been happening: My reloads are the tits - .5", except for one flyer a full inch right. Factory Match ammo, less than inch, with a couple of flyers right.
Same above rounds, destroying clays at 300 yds, so I'm thinking that looong bullet has got to be going in straight to the lands or it will yaw a bit until further down range.
So, any suggestions on the bullet thingamajiggy?

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:58 PM (I/Eow)

190 Some big hulking dude just kicked in your door and you can only get off one shot. What should it be? With that .38 special you better hope to hit a vital organ with your one slug.

12ga 00 buck is nine .33 cal slugs. I like those odds a little better.

Seriously though, some villains are damn near bullet proof taking several slugs and surviving.

Posted by: TakeFive at April 05, 2020 07:59 PM (uvVVT)

191 "anyone who simply says "buy X" without knowing anything else isn't doing you any favors"

Truth. No product worth spending real money on is one size fits all. Speaking as someone in sales, qualifying is everything. Know your customers, or get used to returns.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 05, 2020 07:59 PM (5ThFE)

192 Go back and take another look at the situation I described - a recommendation for someone who is going to buy a gun, maybe shoot 50 rounds through it, and stick it in a sock drawer. That's who I'd recommend a revolver to. Plus, I like revolvers.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:59 PM (jUqIO)

193 Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 07:57

I guess I would have to measure first. Mine is a Singer with six side drawers. It belonged to my great aunt. Daughter has the one that belonged to my mother, a White with four side drawers.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 08:00 PM (vF+fs)

194 Mr Weasel, I am trying to bolster the morale of my staff by creating promotion opportunities. What size artillery shell should I use to create these openings?

Posted by: Kim Jong Un at April 05, 2020 08:00 PM (DY3v8)

195 Plus, I like revolvers.


Begun the action wars have.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 08:00 PM (yQpMk)

196 And it won't take long for them to move on to individuals. And police in multiple jurisdictions are NOT responding to home burglaries. File a report online, they instruct us. La de dah.


I'll just drag the body out to the curb. They can pick it up when they have time.

That's what sucks about this quarantine. I'm home 24/7 now.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:01 PM (Bd48Y)

197 147 146 OK, then.
Another tool.
And what would that be, Boss?
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:47 PM (I/Eow)
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Runout measurer!
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 07:48 PM (jUqIO)


Heh. The thing that goes round!

Look up concentricity gauge.

Another thing that can happen with seating runout (bullet in the bore and not pointed exactly down the bore's centerline) is bullet deformation.

There's a lot of force kicking that bullet in the butt and things aren't line up. It's worst with soft cast bullets, but it can happen to a jacketed one.

So center of gravity is not on the center of rotation, until the bullet leaves the muzzle. Along with yaw, the bullet makes a lateral jump as the center of rotation moves to the center of gravity.

Won't make a lot of difference at short ranges, but it will mess you up at long range.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 08:01 PM (di1hb)

198 "12ga 00 buck is nine .33 cal slugs. I like those odds a little better."

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Yeah, if you're only buying one gun and you're certain you're not going to carry, I like Mr. 870 for home defense.

What's the old joke? "I use my pistol to get to my shotgun."

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 05, 2020 08:02 PM (j4zcI)

199 192 Weasel, another advantage to revolvers for the night stand or dresser drawer is spring compression, or lack thereof. I know it isn't a problem anymore with modern metallurgy, but there's always the chance. Wolf sells a lot of replacement springs, and not just for trigger jobs.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 05, 2020 08:02 PM (C1Lsn)

200 I was looking at WeaselWisdom above, my only answer is that people need to find a firearm they are comfortable with, because comfort=practice.

454 Casull is cool, but might make one shy away from regular practice.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 08:02 PM (WEBkv)

201 190
Some big hulking dude just kicked in your door and you can only get off
one shot. What should it be? With that .38 special you better hope to
hit a vital organ with your one slug.



12ga 00 buck is nine .33 cal slugs. I like those odds a little better.



Seriously though, some villains are damn near bullet proof taking several slugs and surviving.





Posted by: TakeFive
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The right answer is NOT caliber based, it is user based.
The right weapon is the one the shooter and deploy quickly and with accuracy. A .45 hole in the door frame is far less efficient than a .22 hole in the middle of the intruders chest and forehead.

I swear I do tire of the caliber wars.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 08:02 PM (af5xa)

202 As for .38 special: I'd say step up to a .357. You have the option of using .38, .38 +P, and .357 increasing your ammo sourcing options.

Posted by: TakeFive at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (uvVVT)

203 Here comes the new gotcha served up by NBC and all others are running with it in seconds.

TRUMP DENIES PROMOTING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE. HE LIES. HE LIES.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (+fPHo)

204 Yep on 38 and 357. Have a S&W 6 shooter model 19 and practice with 38 loads, but carry .357 defensive load. Have often carried 6 shooter as backup to sig 239. I wear clip on suspenders (Dickie brand) with belt. Easy to carry both guns and reloads, weight on shoulders.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (WX+x0)

205
So, any suggestions on the bullet thingamajiggy?
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 07:58 PM (I/Eow)
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Try either 21st Century Shooting, or PMI. I think Sinclair makes one too.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (jUqIO)

206 And it won't take long for them to move on to individuals. And police in multiple jurisdictions are NOT responding to home burglaries. File a report online, they instruct us. La de dah.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 07:57 PM

Can I shoot an intruder in the face, dump them in the alley dumpster, and then just file an online report? Um... asking for a friend.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (5ThFE)

207 Drove Mrs. E's truck to work the other day. Reached in the back floorboard looking for the windshield sunscreen and felt a rifle case. She needs to clean out her truck.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (XhWtx)

208 OMG...a reporter just ask "why not just shut everything down. We still have grocery stores open. Shouldn't you just shut it all down."

I may throw a large object at my TV....

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (cF8AT)

209 Infidel, I just looked again--you can get a 100 ft roll of the leather belting for $95. And there are lots of kits for the hooks to hold the ends together, under $10 for just hooks up to over $100 for multi-tool kits and pieces.

Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 08:04 PM (OX9vb)

210 And of course. Ventilators. You said lies.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 08:04 PM (+fPHo)

211 Drove Mrs. E's truck to work the other day. Reached in the back floorboard looking for the windshield sunscreen and felt a rifle case. She needs to clean out her truck.
Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (XhWtx)
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She sounds prudent, especially in this day and age.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 08:05 PM (WEBkv)

212 More with the revolver thing

I have had some of my very good friends who insist they are conservative get something of an education recently.

They have retreated to their homes or fortresses and decided to buy guns. They have found that there are background checks and you do not just get to walk in and walk out with an armory.

fun times, laughs for everybody.

Anyway, some of them have been trying to find good stuff but there is nothing to be had so they are buying whatever they have.

some have started with a revolver, then found a semi auto, then found a shotgun.

They have no experience with any of these and it is very unlikely that they are going to be qualified with any of them.

However, the thing that they are most likely to find useful and use in some way to defend their home is the semi-auto handgun.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:05 PM (HALdu)

213 "why not just shut everything down. We still have grocery stores open. Shouldn't you just shut it all down."

Shut down the networks.

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 08:05 PM (Tnijr)

214 How in the hell those old school gunfighters could do 100 yard shots, I have no idea.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:46 PM


Admittedly not standing one-hand shooting, but check out metallic silhouette matches.

Chickens silhouettes are set at a distance of 50 yards, pigs at 100, turkeys at 150, and rams at 200.

Elmer Keith could do 600 yd. shots w/a .44 Magnum w/6" barrel.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:05 PM (DMUuz)

215 Saw an interview with Miculek once where he explained that to learn to shoot fast was simple....he shot and shot and shot and shot.....then shot some more.

It's what he did and does.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 08:05 PM (Z+IKu)

216 1966 Remington Wingmaster
Savage 7s 22 Auto
Couple of more tube fed Remington 22s
That's all I got and I'm fine with it - the shotgun I can use for hunting and home defense (supremely unlikely) - and I guess the 22s are lethal enough with hollow points. I aint spending any more on guns. Precious money spent on tractor and garden is a far wiser investment.

Posted by: TeleSkier at April 05, 2020 08:07 PM (ua1m6)

217 215 I'd just like to know what Miculek does to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 05, 2020 08:07 PM (C1Lsn)

218 Gubs!

Nice bump for the firearm and ammo industries out of this mess. So there's that.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:07 PM (El6T/)

219 Admittedly not standing one-hand shooting, but check out metallic silhouette matches.

Chickens silhouettes are set at a distance of 50 yards, pigs at 100, turkeys at 150, and rams at 200.

Elmer Keith could do 600 yd. shots w/a .44 Magnum w/6" barrel.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:05 PM (DMUuz)

I've shot them in Field Pistol Class (max range 100yds with pistol calibers, unsupported). I used a very old Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Mag.

The day I knocked the pig over was a good day.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 08:07 PM (s9Eo8)

220 RIP Tom Desmpsey

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 08:08 PM (x8Wzq)

221 Heya Horde!

I'd be interested to know what the other gun morons do in their backyard (keep it clean guys and gals).

I was planning to talk about my backyard shooting setup anyway, now I'll be on topic. Thanks Recreant!

I've finally gotten around to making improvements to my little backyard range. I'm in the middle of some Pacific Northwest greenery here, so my longest sight line is about 20-25 yards, shooting slightly downward into the base of a big stump in front of a small hill.

I guess I don't need to go over the whole story; The summary is that I've added a stack of sandbags with a concrete slab behind, and some tarps above and below to keep sand in and water out. I'm interested to see how much lead the sandbags will be able to handle.

Posted by: Lazy Messenger at April 05, 2020 08:08 PM (KP12d)

222 Sorry I'm late.

Let me just jump in and say revolvers are awesome.

FIGHT!

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:09 PM (cfSRQ)

223 Mrs. E is a very smart lady. She never travels without a friend.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 08:09 PM (BQEAt)

224 I am so grateful we have Trump instead of Hidabeast, but I do wish he could take advice on how to answer these reporters.

He really needs to talk less, be more concise in his answers, because long winded answers are just fodder for them to misquote and twist.
If the answer is off topic refuse to answer, say that isn't the point of this briefing.
If it is a loaded question based on assertions he disagrees with simply say, I reject your assertion, try again from a point where we can at least agree on the premise of your question. The point of the briefing is for us to disseminate information, not for your to disseminate opinion.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 08:09 PM (af5xa)

225 Let me just jump in and say revolvers are awesome.

FIGHT!
Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:09 PM (cfSRQ)
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Yes, they are.

I prefer 1911's, because they're awesome too.

Just like Glocks are awesome.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 08:10 PM (WEBkv)

226 A safe distance for Trump from the press would be about 800 yards. From that distance, they would be well within mortar range.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 05, 2020 08:10 PM (DY3v8)

227 As for .38 special: I'd say step up to a .357. You have the option of using .38, .38 +P, and .357 increasing your ammo sourcing options.
Posted by: TakeFive



+1.

I would never own a .38 simply because of the versatility of a .357.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:10 PM (Bd48Y)

228 "129 Buddy of mine bought a replica Navy model cap and ball revolver.
I got a chance to shoot it a while back. Those things are FUN as hell to shoot. It's a very different experience.
Also very interesting to load.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (s9eo

Very Cool GH!

Old skool......"
*******
I've had a stainless Ruger Old Army percussion 7-1/2 inch barrel revolver for close to 30 years. Before my eyes got funky I could put all six inside a Copenhagen lid at 40 yds. Even shot a doe with it. Used the .457 round ball over 42 grains of 3F black powder for hunting.

Posted by: Cosda at April 05, 2020 08:10 PM (6ObvH)

229 454 Casull is cool, but might make one shy away from regular practice.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


Easy peasy. ;-) A Casull will also fire .45 Colt, although probably not as accurately.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:10 PM (DMUuz)

230 Ruger Old Army percussion

Oh, wow! I had no idea they made them!

Thanks!

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 08:11 PM (s9Eo8)

231 I'd just like to know what Miculek does to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.
Posted by: bill in arkansas



Trigger jobs.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:12 PM (Bd48Y)

232 I have always thought it would be interesting if there was a centerfire equiv of .22lr so you could have a huge mag and see how that worked vs a few bigger rounds.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:12 PM (HALdu)

233 My best good friend's dad and uncle were crazy good shots, with old weapons and iron sights.

Part of it is because they never had to wear glasses. Good optic genes I guess. Friend still does not need eyeglasses, whereas I am contemplating tri-focals, and flip-down monocles, and jewelers scopes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 08:12 PM (x8Wzq)

234 However, the thing that they are most likely to find useful and use in some way to defend their home is the semi-auto handgun.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:05 PM (HALdu)

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Based on what?

Look, I own many, many autoloaders. I even built one out of spare parts!

Autoloaders have a friend in me.

But I started my odyssey with a revolver, and it is a great way to get into shooting.

What's more, revolvers are complimentary. Let me give you a very basic example.

Let us say you want to shoot on some private land. Nothing special, nothing elaborate, just a stump and a target.

An autoloader is going to dump brass *all over the place*. Then you either get to pick it up on hands and knees, deal with a ground cloth or have it get caught in the mower, etc.

Revolvers? No problem.

They are simple, effective and a great foundation upon which to build a larger collection.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:12 PM (cfSRQ)

235 157 ... "I have my grandmother's old Singer. It's currently doing duty as a table in my upstairs hall."

Mrs. JTB has a treadle White brand sewing machine from her grandma who bought it used in the 1920s. Family legend is it was used to sew uniforms for the Spanish-American War. It has all the attachments and still works.

I'm encouraged something that old still functions. Gives me hope for myself. :-)

Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 08:12 PM (7EjX1)

236 I have always thought it would be interesting if there was a centerfire equiv of .22lr so you could have a huge mag and see how that worked vs a few bigger rounds.
Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:12 PM (HALdu)

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FN 5.7

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 08:13 PM (WEBkv)

237 Oh, wow! I had no idea they made them!


They don't anymore and have become priced accordingly. They are cool though. They are what we would have today if metal cartridges had never been invented.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 08:13 PM (yQpMk)

238 Bringing this in from the First-World Problems thread, where I've been hanging out:

471 My favorite part of the news conference so far was Admiral Polowczyk mispronouncing the name of Dr. Birx.

; )
Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (M5wRT)

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:13 PM (M5wRT)

239 I think the first-timer should get a revolver. Far easier to understand. Easier to see whether loaded. Action exposed.

Get a middleweight 38 and shoot it for 1000 rounds and then go for another 1000. Then maybe see how a 9mm semiauto feels.

But first do the wheel gun.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 08:14 PM (+fPHo)

240 re Trump

it is interesting that he closed down travel very quickly where obama decided not to do the same with ebola, even though obama knew the national emergency stocks were way down, since he ran them down.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:14 PM (HALdu)

241 Just like Glocks are awesome.



Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
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Another Zima drinker. Sheesh.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:14 PM (cfSRQ)

242
I'm encouraged something that old still functions. Gives me hope for myself. :-)
Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 08:12 PM (7EjX1)
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Ha! You and me both, brother!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:14 PM (jUqIO)

243 I prefer 1911's, because they're awesome too.

Just like Glocks are awesome



Firearms are awesome but bows are for fags. Paul Ryan uses a bow.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 08:15 PM (bML9A)

244 You can bet the first time someone handed Miculek a firearm, everyone there said "holy shit, that kids a natural" and then 10 million shots later he's unbelievable. That's a combo of natural talent and tremendous dedication.

Posted by: ck at April 05, 2020 08:15 PM (Gf0Po)

245 Now I don't agree with not so very often but I am much more comfortable with our semis than I am with our revolvers

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 05, 2020 08:15 PM (/UQ/R)

246 Another Zima drinker. Sheesh.
Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:14 PM (cfSRQ)
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Hey, one does not refuse booze, even Zima, if it's the only booze available.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 08:15 PM (WEBkv)

247 I agree with the 38 revolver recommendation.

I might suggest a 357, actually, and that the newbie use 38 cowboy ammo for practice, and 38+P for self-defense, if it's going to be a nightstand gun.

Bigger gun, easier to control; and if it has a 4" or 6" barrel, that 38+P becomes a lot more effective.

I carry a 38 revolver, because I know I don't get to the range as often as I should, and no matter how bad my form, it's going to go kaboom every time I pull the trigger.

S&W and Ruger are good. Anything else, you're taking a chance, or you're spending big money. You get a lot for your money with S&W and Ruger.

Posted by: Pastafarian at April 05, 2020 08:16 PM (sgHEm)

248 Well, need to run.

I can feel the stinkeye of the wife, even through the walls.

Later, all!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 08:16 PM (WEBkv)

249 Now I don't agree with not so very often but I am much more comfortable with our semis than I am with our revolvers
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 05,



in fairness, you have that slick high speed, go fast, semi, so makes sense.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:17 PM (HALdu)

250 Hey, one does not refuse booze, even Zima, if it's the only booze available.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 05, 2020 08:15 PM (WEBkv)

Disagree. Zima, and Coors Light. No go. Nasty.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 08:17 PM (x8Wzq)

251 Bows are for people who find hunting with a rifle unchallenging. I worked with a guy like that. He was a deer slayer for sure. After a while, he even found bow hunting to be too easy so he started hunting deer with a spear. I used to joke with him that one day I would be in the woods and a deer would come by dragging him along with his teeth latched to the deer's throat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 08:17 PM (yQpMk)

252 Clear answer: buy one of each. Or two. Try them all out, see what works best.

Just joking of course.

But often - I hope in this case it happens - first gun purchase is a gateway drug to the full pathology.

I enjoy revolvers and semis, shotguns and rifles.

If I could get grenade launchers or field artillery, or especially a 20mm Oerlikon or 23mm ZSU (mounted on a Japanese truck, so, technically, a "technical", in 3rd World warfare parlance), I'd enjoy those.

And let's not forget mines, mostly claymores and such. Though yuuuge naval mines have always fascinated me - but I can't think, right off, of a good use I'd have for them.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:17 PM (El6T/)

253 202
As for .38 special: I'd say step up to a .357. You have the option of
using .38, .38 +P, and .357 increasing your ammo sourcing options.

Posted by: TakeFive at April 05, 2020 08:03 PM (uvVVT)

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Depends.

If you are going for a light carry weapon, .38 special is fine. The extra weight needed to shoot .357 combined with the fury of firing magnums through a small frame make it less than ideal.

But...

If you go in for a full sized (4+ inch barrel) then go magnum or go home.

In fact, I'd go all-in on the six-inch barrel, which will put most wonder 9s to shame at the range.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:18 PM (cfSRQ)

254 I prefer 1911's, because they're awesome too.

Just like Glocks are awesome



Firearms are awesome but bows are for fags. Paul Ryan uses a bow.
Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05,




friend got into bow hunting because he was incapable of missing with a gun.

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:19 PM (HALdu)

255 Easy peasy. ;-) A Casull will also fire .45 Colt, although probably not as accurately.

Just get the S&W 460XVR and you can shoot the .460 S&W Magnum too. The extra weight plus the ability to mount a scope will definitely help with accuracy. Plus with the 2400 fps .45 caliber projectile, no lift for harvesting deer at 0-250 yards with a 200 yrd zero'd gun.

Posted by: 🐧 at April 05, 2020 08:19 PM (uYQjf)

256 @230 Ruger Old Army percussion
Oh, wow! I had no idea they made them!
Thanks!
******
It's a massive revolver, more or less a percussion Super Blackhawk. It's got adjustable sights and can be loaded to almost twice the powder load of the civil war replicas. Drawback is the conical bullets are not readily available unless you cast your own, but the .457 round ball is extremely accurate out of it.

Posted by: Cosda at April 05, 2020 08:20 PM (6ObvH)

257 He was a deer slayer for sure. After a while, he even found bow hunting to be too easy so he started hunting deer with a spear. I used to joke with him that one day I would be in the woods and a deer would come by dragging him along with his teeth latched to the deer's throat.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05,



we know the same guy?

Posted by: not so at April 05, 2020 08:20 PM (HALdu)

258 Hey, one does not refuse booze, even Zima, if it's the only booze available.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
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My wife says the way to drink Zima is to put a Jolly Rancher into it first and let it dissolve.

I'm also told men would admit to drinking wine coolers.

This mode of thought is alien to me.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:20 PM (cfSRQ)

259 I guess the 22s are lethal enough with hollow
points. I aint spending any more on guns. Precious money spent on
tractor and garden is a far wiser investment.

Posted by: TeleSkier
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

You got that right. And the Russian army will tell you so from very painful first hand experience. The Chechians employed the 22LR to great effect for close range sniping. The already quiet round could be quite effectively silenced with a simple plastic soda bottle making it near impossible to know where the shot came from and the wounds were still quite effective.
https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/20120830.aspx

Some of the teams I worked with back in my uniformed and post service days always had a 22LR weapon on them. A fantastic point contact dispatch weapon without waking the whole neighborhood. Just sayin.

It is also good to be mindful of how loud a big caliber weapon is if fired from inside your home. Will you be able to hear your family members or any other intruders *after* you've fired your big gun in your hallway?

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 08:20 PM (af5xa)

260 RESPIRATOR QUESTION.

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:22 PM (M5wRT)

261 Hey, one does not refuse booze, even Zima, if it's the only booze available.

Posted by: blake
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True. Especially if on the lake and that's all that's on the 'toon. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 08:22 PM (Dhht7)

262
I used to joke with him that one day I would be in the woods and a deer would come by dragging him along with his teeth latched to the deer's throat.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Punch deer in jaw.

Posted by: Mongo at April 05, 2020 08:23 PM (aKsyK)

263 RESPIRATOR QUESTION.
Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:22 PM (M5wRT)


But this is the ventilator thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 08:23 PM (t+qrx)

264 Hilarious end to the presser.

"You know, you should be *thankful* for what they've done (Army Corps of Engineers, other military/logistics support), not always asking wise-guy questions"

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:23 PM (El6T/)

265 Re the 'crotch grab'...

The last two guys dragged out of the Lassen County jail (still exists) and lynched from a nearby tree(gone) were Mexican Bob and....Holden Dick.

Posted by: torabora at April 05, 2020 08:23 PM (Y274z)

266
https://tinyurl.com/smcug6c
I shoot the .457 out of this. The .452 didn't give me a complete swage ring... made me uneasy.
They are a hoot, and you can download them for kids, wimmens, whatever.

Posted by: MarkY at April 05, 2020 08:24 PM (7M6jj)

267 Speaking of deer, I finally managed to get pics of some with the trail cams at the farm.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:24 PM (jUqIO)

268 PDT ended the question session with a well-deserved dump on the ugly bum from AP.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 08:24 PM (+fPHo)

269 He was a deer slayer for sure. After a while, he even found bow hunting
to be too easy so he started hunting deer with a spear. I used to joke
with him that one day I would be in the woods and a deer would come by
dragging him along with his teeth latched to the deer's throat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05,

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I knew a guy who was into hunting deer with sword and spear.

Emphasis on past tense. I think he's using stone weapons by now. For grizzly bears.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:24 PM (cfSRQ)

270 In fact, I'd go all-in on the six-inch barrel, which will put most wonder 9s to shame at the range.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:18 PM (cfSRQ)

If you're interested in "magnum" loads for less than a 45 on a short barrel, just get the 45...

The nice thing about the 38 was the six incher, the standard round was great for that barrel and accuracy was decent, if not up to the 9MM, which I fired at the end of my career in the Navy and found to be a great weapon for putting rounds on target.

Posted by: Boswell at April 05, 2020 08:25 PM (32YRo)

271 268 PDT ended the question session with a well-deserved dump on the ugly bum from AP.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 08:24 PM (+fPHo)


That was amazing. He has endless patience for answering their questions, and none at all for their gotchas.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (dOV9E)

272 First time online ammo purchase. Used AmmoSeek and ordered from Outdoor Limited.

Looking forward to delivery.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (MQ0v4)

273 True. Especially if on the lake and that's all that's on the 'toon. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 08:22 PM (Dhht7)

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I'm pretty sure that scenario's clear to all of us here.

Did the antibiotics work?

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (cfSRQ)

274 For at least some of its "negative treatments" of enemy terrorist leadership (hits), Mossad/other Israeli actors used suppressed .22 pistols (not sure which kind). In many typical urban environments, a very discreet tool. And I know some Mafia hits in the US were done this way.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (El6T/)

275 Looking at the Colt Defender
anyone here have any experience with?

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (iTXRQ)

276 Number 1 etiquette rule in ETEX--Never go out naked (unarmed). And don't forget to say 'please' and 'thank you'. An armed society is a polite society. It is known.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (XhWtx)

277 Then get a 20ga or .410. Both effective weapons.

My point is not a caliber pissing contest, but solely practicality. In a stressful I doubt my ability to place a shot. Lots of shot increase the probability of a hit.

One of the fathers I knew from my kid's school was shot 9 times in a road rage incident and survived. It's not like the movies where one shot always drops you.

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Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April

The right answer is NOT caliber based, it is user based.
The right weapon is the one the shooter and deploy quickly and with accuracy. A .45 hole in the door frame is far less efficient than a .22 hole in the middle of the intruders chest and forehead.

I swear I do tire of the caliber wars.

Posted by: TakeFive at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (uvVVT)

278 speaking of the wide open spaces, I was stationed in the high desert way back as a young string bean. Yeah, that was awesome for practice, and it didn't hurt that my dorm roommate was assistant base armorer. :-) Good buddy-access to the base range.
Now, though, I take nearly equal pleasure in N. Georgia. Why, sometimes you can get a clear shot as long as 10 yards between trees.
Lots of squirrel though.

Posted by: Oh Look. Squirrel. Not the usual intent. heh at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (64PZ4)

279 260
RESPIRATOR QUESTION.

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:22 PM (M5wRT)


.45 is better.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at April 05, 2020 08:27 PM (TLxpZ)

280 I am done with this ignoramus press.

I look at it and ask how much more done could I be?

Right, right?

And the answer is none. None more done.

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 08:27 PM (Eicbe)

281 272 First time online ammo purchase. Used AmmoSeek and ordered from Outdoor Limited.

Looking forward to delivery.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (MQ0v4)
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Good job!!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:27 PM (jUqIO)

282 Hello Horde! What are we talking about besides the Kung-Flu! Back as soon as I catch up

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at April 05, 2020 08:27 PM (gMngZ)

283 Deplorable unperson, been a while since I bought ammo, but one of my last purchases was from Outdoor Limited, they were good.

Reload most everything I shoot, I was topping off some specialty ammo (self-defense, or shotgun) for my last online buys.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:27 PM (El6T/)

284 I knew a guy who was into hunting deer with sword and spear.

Emphasis on past tense. I think he's using stone weapons by now. For grizzly bears.
Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:24 PM (cfSRQ)

I always cuffed and tied myself to a tree when I went looking for doe

just to make it fair

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 08:28 PM (rpxSz)

285 But this is the ventilator thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 08:23 PM (t+qrx)

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We also discuss heaters.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:28 PM (cfSRQ)

286 When I was just a wet-behind-the-ears graduate, my mentor invited me out shooting. He brought his AR-15, a thing I'd never seen before. As we approached the range, he told me, in his East European accent, "Everyone is very polite, because they are all armed to the teeth."

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 08:28 PM (dOV9E)

287
BoJo has been taken to the hospital. They say it's "just a precaution." WuFlu may take out BoJo.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (f1Vqw)

288 Tim Blair takes down Australian Consulate General of the People's Republic of China because they took issue with Australia's coverage of the virus.

It's a thing of beauty and was published in The Daily Telegraph. It's a bit long but so worth it.

https://tinyurl.com/r7xcjxt

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (cF8AT)

289 My home gun is an S&W Model 547 K frame in 9mm. I have an extra 38/357 cylinder so can adapt to ammo availability. Pick it up, pull the trigger.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (S/rwf)

290 Ruger Old Army percussion

=====

Oh, wow! I had no idea they made them!
Thanks!
Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 08:11 PM


IIRC, they quit making them in 2008. You'll have to find a used one.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (DMUuz)

291 Rookie question:

When I look up .308 ammo on say ammoseek or somewhere else, links also come up for 7.62x51 (I think that's right, going from memory at the moment).

Are they one and the same, or do I need to make sure I get the right one?

Thanks.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (Bv5VB)

292 267 Speaking of deer, I finally managed to get pics of some with the trail cams at the farm.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:24
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Farm? I'm up to herd 25 traversing my yard in the city.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (Dhht7)

293 220 Pug Mahon at 75 years wonder where he was at end, didn't see that only he had the rone

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (ZCEU2)

294 Got to the range yesterday for the first time in 3 months. Wasn't really a range day, just the range portion of my Texas LTC.

Posted by: Aviator at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (2cuLk)

295 Wish I had some kind of SUV with clearance, only have a regular car, as then I could explore a bit of the desert only 1.5 hours away. Plan to remedy this at some point. There's BLM land closer, but fairly "crowded" (a few ideal shooting spots with backstops, lots of shooters who like to use them).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (El6T/)

296 Kodiak brown bears, hunting naked with a spoon, a manly sport.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 08:30 PM (bML9A)

297 Or 7.62x39, I think y'all know what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:30 PM (Bv5VB)

298 I'm thinking about getting a S&W M&P 15-22....but I already have a Ruger 10/22 takedown. That's pretty much all I need for a .22 rifle. But I kinda WANT the M&P

So I'm torn.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 08:30 PM (d1uFV)

299
hogmartin, index finger to chin, hmmmm.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 07:52 PM


whatever nefarious scheme you come up with, you have to consummate the deal in the HEB parking lot

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
Because: Reasons!!!
at April 05, 2020 08:31 PM (tfjoP)

300 I swear I do tire of the caliber wars.
Posted by: TakeFive at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (uvVVT)


Yep. Best caliber for anyone is the one they'll use.

Under my bed - which is the only gun that's always in arm's reach when I'm catching a snooze - is a cut-down Remington 37 loaded with bird shot and no plug.

I trust it.

Posted by: I Am No One at April 05, 2020 08:31 PM (UqKfP)

301 287
BoJo has been taken to the hospital. They say it's "just a precaution." WuFlu may take out BoJo.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (f1Vqw)


"Just a precaution." The UK also calls bracing a suspect "assisting the police with their inquiries." That said, I hope this is merely being cautious. Reports are that they're checking him out because his symptoms are persisting. I do not like that it's happening at just about the usual point in the timeline for the Commie virus to begin its deadly lung attacks.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 08:31 PM (dOV9E)

302 292 267 Speaking of deer, I finally managed to get pics of some with the trail cams at the farm.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:24
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Farm? I'm up to herd 25 traversing my yard in the city.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (Dhht7)
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Yeah, I've seen just as many here at home just outside of D.C. I have seen plenty at the farm, just never caught them on film!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:31 PM (jUqIO)

303 296 Kodiak brown bears, hunting naked with a spoon, a manly sport.
Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 08:30 PM (bML9A)

I presume this is the "first liar aint got a chance" section of the program

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 08:32 PM (rpxSz)

304 285 But this is the ventilator thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 08:23 PM (t+qrx)

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We also discuss heaters.
Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:28 PM (cfSRQ)

And breathalyzers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 08:32 PM (NWiLs)

305 Just asking because I have no idea, but, wouldn't trigger pressure be a big deal for a first time gun user?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 08:32 PM (BQEAt)

306 Tim Blair takes down Australian Consulate General of the People's Republic of China because they took issue with Australia's coverage of the virus.

Next up, Tim Blair disappears.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 08:33 PM (I2/tG)

307 228 ... "I've had a stainless Ruger Old Army percussion 7-1/2 inch barrel revolver for close to 30 years. Before my eyes got funky I could put all six inside a Copenhagen lid at 40 yds. Even shot a doe with it. Used the .457 round ball over 42 grains of 3F black powder for hunting."

Cosda, You have the best percussion revolver ever made, IMHO. The cap and ball competitors use them almost exclusively. I'm hoping to get good enough to shoot my ROAs up to their potential. As much as I enjoy my Colt and Remington repros and as accurate as they are, nothing beats the ROA.

Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 08:33 PM (7EjX1)

308 296
Kodiak brown bears, hunting naked with a spoon, a manly sport.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 08:30 PM (bML9A)

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Tell me more about these "bears!"

Posted by: Shep! at April 05, 2020 08:33 PM (cfSRQ)

309 A .45 hole in the door frame is far less efficient than a .22 hole in the middle of the intruders chest and forehead.

I swear I do tire of the caliber wars.

Posted by: TakeFive at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (uvVVT)

This is the logic the Navy and Army struggled with, but most of it had to do with enemy distance typical in fighting...the 45 was meant for close quarters, of course, and stopping power, the 9MM was meant for accuracy on target, which had its own stopping power to be sure. If you've been in close quarters, as my Dad was, with the enemy, you felt a lot more confident that you could stop the enemy's advance with a "John Wayner" than a pea shooter, so changing that mind set was something the military struggled to reverse in my later years.

Posted by: Boswell at April 05, 2020 08:33 PM (32YRo)

310 291 Rookie question:

When I look up .308 ammo on say ammoseek or somewhere else, links also come up for 7.62x51 (I think that's right, going from memory at the moment).

Are they one and the same, or do I need to make sure I get the right one?

Thanks.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (Bv5VB)

7.62x51 tends to be loaded a bit hotter than stock .308. They are the same dimensionally, but some older rifles in .308 may not like the x51, from what I recall.

Folks please correct me if I'm wrong.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 08:33 PM (d1uFV)

311 Tell me more about these "bears!"
Posted by: Shep! at April 05, 2020 08:33 PM (cfSRQ)



hot to frot

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (rpxSz)

312 263 RESPIRATOR QUESTION.
Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:22 PM (M5wRT)

But this is the ventilator thread.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 08:23 PM (t+qrx)

heh

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (M5wRT)

313 Cheap 150gr .308 reloading bullets are pretty much non-existent. Fortunately almost all my brass is full but that's the way I like to keep it.

Posted by: ck at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (Gf0Po)

314 Hi guys.

I love my S&W .357. I need to take it back out to the range when I get there.

Haven't been in a month. Makes me sad.

Back to the battlefield in the morning. Y'all be good.

Wash your hands
Keep your hands away from your face
Stay home if you're sick.

This will be over soon.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (fF8HX)

315 Another great gun thread Weasel!
Haven't been able to practice my shooting much lately because it is extremely wet here.I have been able to cook a little. Did a nice smoked salmon today, oops wrong thread!I'll be lurking.

Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (gtu9W)

316 Futures up sharply.

Posted by: The Shape of Vodka at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (2oYEN)

317 305 Just asking because I have no idea, but, wouldn't trigger pressure be a big deal for a first time gun user?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 08:32 PM (BQEAt)


It was for me. Not worried about needing too much pressure, but terrified of the idea that my first shot on a semi would be hard, and the rest would be super-easy. Seemed like a bad mix with stress.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (dOV9E)

318 rhomboid/Weasel - thanks! I have been meaning to do it for a long time.


My usual habit is to browse the gun shop , wish, drool , check my wallet, sigh deeply and walk out the door with 3 or 4 boxes with my gun lust unsated but my budget intact.


Trying to get my mind on anything other than the cavitating engine of our economy and how far away some of my dream gun purchases may be at this point. And how close the possibility of selling some of my own hardware may be.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 05, 2020 08:35 PM (MQ0v4)

319 7.62x51 tends to be loaded a bit hotter than stock
.308. They are the same dimensionally, but some older rifles in .308
may not like the x51, from what I recall.



Folks please correct me if I'm wrong.


Other way - not trying to be snide.

.308 is hotter than 7.62. But 5.56 is hotter than .223.

Posted by: I Am No One at April 05, 2020 08:35 PM (UqKfP)

320 305 Just asking because I have no idea, but, wouldn't trigger pressure be a big deal for a first time gun user?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 08:32 PM (BQEAt)
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Hmmmm.. I don't know that it's ever come up with the first time shooters I've taken to the range. I usually have them dry fire first, and the trigger pull on DA revolvers is something like 6 or 7 pounds, so not huge.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:36 PM (jUqIO)

321 A 'Karen' with the client I'm currently with told an interesting story of a friend of hers from Germany visiting here in Texas. This friend, more than anything, wanted to go to a range and shoot an AR-15. She had served in the German Army, but she had not only never shot one during training or her 'career', she'd never even carried one. Apparently they had a few for the trainees, and some old Mausers to be carried around, but 50% of the trainees were issued sticks in lieu of either of those.

That would not be a particularly hard wish to grant here, but being a Karen, she had no idea of even where to begin.

I imagined that gap named Fulda growing wider and wider during the telling of the story.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:36 PM (DMUuz)

322 When I look up .308 ammo on say ammoseek or somewhere else, links also come up for 7.62x51 (I think that's right, going from memory at the moment).

Are they one and the same, or do I need to make sure I get the right one?


It's similar to the.223/5.56 situation. SAAMI spec vs. NATO spec. At the extreme ends of the pressure and size tolerances, one is slightly out of range for the other. So if you were to get ahold of the hottest possible in-spec example of one, it could, in theory, be unsafe in the other. But this is all gun geek sophistry. In the real world, they are safely interchangeable.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 08:36 PM (qc+VF)

323 And breathalyzers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 08:32 PM (NWiLs)

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Not a problem.

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at April 05, 2020 08:36 PM (cfSRQ)

324 287 BoJo has been taken to the hospital. They say it's "just a precaution." WuFlu may take out BoJo.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 08:29 PM (f1Vqw)

He looked like crud.

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:37 PM (M5wRT)

325 If someone tries to tell me that .22LR isn't lethal...

I like to point out that a record polar bear was taken with a single shot 22 rifle.

https://tinyurl.com/vupxtnk

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 08:37 PM (s9Eo8)

326 316 Futures up sharply.
Posted by: The Shape of Vodka at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (2oYEN)

talk to me over the first cup of coffee

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 08:37 PM (rpxSz)

327 DB @ 275- Mrs. E's first carry was a Colt Defender. It is a fine firearm and she loved it and we still carry it once in a while. Her current carry is a Kimber micro9 and the Defender lives in the safe now.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 08:37 PM (XhWtx)

328 Bows are for people who find hunting with a rifle unchallenging. I worked with a guy like that. He was a deer slayer for sure. After a while, he even found bow hunting to be too easy so he started hunting deer with a spear. I used to joke with him that one day I would be in the woods and a deer would come by dragging him along with his teeth latched to the deer's throat.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


He should come out and do that with 350 lb feral boars.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:38 PM (Bd48Y)

329 315 Another great gun thread Weasel!
Haven't been able to practice my shooting much lately because it is extremely wet here.I have been able to cook a little. Did a nice smoked salmon today, oops wrong thread!I'll be lurking.
Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (gtu9W)
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Thanks rancherbob! Always a pleasure to have you here.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:39 PM (jUqIO)

330 What's the old joke? "I use my pistol to get to my shotgun."

That's my plan in the County of Crooks. Coppers getting sick were already laying down because the mayor wants to prosecute and the SA is letting all the shitheads go. Wait until it gets warm enough to be outside. I'm not anywhere near as experienced as most in here but I can load and fire a shotgun and a pistol. Why I didn't listen to Weasel I'll never know, lol.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 08:39 PM (K22Va)

331 230 ... "Ruger Old Army percussion

Oh, wow! I had no idea they made them! "

ghbucky,

Ruger discontinued the Old Army in 2008. They can still be found on the used market but the prices are high. If you are a serious percussion revolver fan, it's worth looking for a deal on one (or more). Over the years I've found three of them and never paid more than 400 bucks but I was damn lucky. Two of them had never been fired.

Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 08:40 PM (7EjX1)

332 Wash your hands
Keep your hands away from your face
Stay home if you're sick.

This will be over soon.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (fF8HX)

thank you, Nurse. I have cheap plastic gloves in both vehicles, because gas station pumps are one of the few things that skeeves me out. I have some masks, but that's only if I go to a store that rilly wants me to be masked. So far that has not happened.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 08:40 PM (x8Wzq)

333 For at least some of its "negative treatments" of enemy terrorist leadership (hits), Mossad/other Israeli actors used suppressed .22 pistols (not sure which kind).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (El6T/)




Allegedly the very model 71 Beretta I acquired this week, fitted with a suppressor.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 08:41 PM (yQpMk)

334 Hmmmm.. I don't know that it's ever come up with the
first time shooters I've taken to the range. I usually have them dry
fire first, and the trigger pull on DA revolvers is something like 6 or 7
pounds, so not huge.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:36 PM (jUqIO)

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One thing I like about revolvers, especially for self-defense, is the deliberate way you can use them.

Most of the time I practice, I do so in single-action. This not only makes the trigger easier, but it forces me to slow down, concentrate, focus.

It forces that extra moment of contemplation, so you don't just jerk the trigger and send a shot who-knows-where.

Over the last couple of threads I've seen people talking about "needing" extra rounds because they aren't sure they will be accurate.

I shudder. Where are those bullets going to go? Sure, if you're being swarmed by whirling Dervishes, ammo may be an issue, but mag-dumping 15+ rounds while under stress seems bad.

Seems to me that I want every shot to count and that the risk profile is heavily on the side of shooting too soon rather than too late.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:41 PM (cfSRQ)

335 Davy Crockett killed a bear with a knife....in the dark.

Posted by: torabora at April 05, 2020 08:41 PM (Y274z)

336 like to point out that a record polar bear was taken with a single shot 22 rifle.

https://tinyurl.com/vupxtnk

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 08:37 PM (s9Eo

A spoon can be lethal if you know how to use it right...my Dad told me something I never forgot: "10% of war is what your weapon can do if used correctly, the rest is in your head..."

Meaning, they gave soldiers massive firearms so they felt confident they could stop the enemy, even if a spoon might have worked if used by Bruce Lee...

Posted by: Boswell at April 05, 2020 08:41 PM (32YRo)

337 Why I didn't listen to Weasel I'll never know, lol.
Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 08:39 PM


There an old saying that "The best time to plant a tree was thirty years ago. The next best time is now."

Listen to Weasel.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:42 PM (DMUuz)

338 and never paid more than 400 bucks but I was damn lucky. Two of them had never been fired.
Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 08:40 PM (7EjX1)

Thanks. I'm not a collector. If I could have picked one up for a couple hundred, I might have done it just for fun, but if I'm going to have to get spendy for one, I have other more useful guns I'd get instead.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 08:42 PM (s9Eo8)

339 But this is all gun geek sophistry. In the real world, they are safely interchangeable.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 08:36 PM (qc+VF)

Concur.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 08:42 PM (Z+IKu)

340 ICYMI--- CCi and Speer sell direct online now, according to my friend. Check it out:



speer-ammo.com/


cci-ammunition.com/

Posted by: JQ at April 05, 2020 08:42 PM (whOIk)

341 Davy Crockett killed a bear with a knife....in the dark.
Posted by: torabora at April 05, 2020 08:41 PM (Y274z)

Kilt him a b'ar, when he was only three.

Davy
Davy Crockett
King of the Wild Frontier...

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 08:43 PM (x8Wzq)

342 AltonJackson, maybe we have a change of venue and have the MoMe in the HEB parking lot.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 08:43 PM (BQEAt)

343 He should come out and do that with 350 lb feral boars.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:38 PM


hogmartin is considering that very thing as a precursor to the TxMoMe.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:44 PM (DMUuz)

344 314: best advice

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 08:44 PM (ONvIw)

345
When you see BoJo with well combed hair, you'll know the end is near.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 08:44 PM (f1Vqw)

346 @ by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 08:33 PM (I2/tG)

307 228 ... "I've had a stainless Ruger Old Army percussion 7-1/2 inch barrel revolver for close to 30 years. Before my eyes got funky I could put all six inside a Copenhagen lid at 40 yds. Even shot a doe with it. Used the .457 round ball over 42 grains of 3F black powder for hunting."

Cosda, You have the best percussion revolver ever made, IMHO. The cap and ball competitors use them almost exclusively. I'm hoping to get good enough to shoot my ROAs up to their potential. As much as I enjoy my Colt and Remington repros and as accurate as they are, nothing beats the ROA.
*************
Agreed. Ruger made a modern black powder revolver from scratch rather than a replica.

Posted by: Cosda at April 05, 2020 08:45 PM (6ObvH)

347 like to point out that a record polar bear was taken with a single shot 22 rifle.

https://tinyurl.com/vupxtnk

Posted by: ghbucky


How many polar bears have taken out hunters and do you feel lucky enough?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:45 PM (Bd48Y)

348 Don't see any way to buy direct from CCI

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 05, 2020 08:45 PM (d1uFV)

349 345 When you see BoJo with well combed hair, you'll know the end is near.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 08:44 PM (f1Vqw)


I saw a picture of him like that. It was disturbing.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 08:45 PM (dOV9E)

350
Listen to Weasel.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:42 PM (DMUuz)
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Can someone please tell that to WeaselWoman?

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:45 PM (jUqIO)

351 Listen to Weasel.

Sure, now you tell me.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 08:45 PM (K22Va)

352 I did have a jam on my .357. It was after running a few hundred rounds of .38 through her. I didn't clean her up and the .357 didn't fire.

Cleaned her up and all was good.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:46 PM (fF8HX)

353 AltonJackson, maybe we have a change of venue and have the MoMe in the HEB parking lot.

DIBS on the Collins Street Bakery end!

Posted by: Panhandler at April 05, 2020 08:46 PM (S/rwf)

354 AltonJackson, maybe we have a change of venue and have the MoMe in the HEB parking lot.

Grackle hunt!

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 08:46 PM (qc+VF)

355 #321 IIRC Failornia won't let you do that legally. It's a gun you see so you can't borrow one.

I am ruled by stupid.

They still have the plastic bag at grocery stores ban in place and New York trotted one out March 1. So bring your Chinese Flu infested stuff to the grocery store.

Posted by: torabora at April 05, 2020 08:46 PM (Y274z)

356 Wash your hands

Keep your hands away from your face

Stay home if you're sick.



This will be over soon.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (fF8HX)


Not
according to my one sister-in-law. It's never going to end and we're
all going to die if we all don't stay at home forever!!! The daily world
is coming to an end call is fun. The latest one was a nationwide milk
shortage. Why? Because they couldn't get any on their online grocery
order. So her husband had to brave it and go to a store. From the
description you'd think he crossed no man's land under a hail of coughs
and sneezes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 05, 2020 08:46 PM (3bFb9)

357 rancherbob, missed you this afternoon.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 08:46 PM (BQEAt)

358 hogmartin is considering that very thing as a precursor to the TxMoMe.
Posted by: Duncanthrax


I wouldn't hit those bullet sponges with anything less than a 30 rd magazine.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:47 PM (Bd48Y)

359 My point is not a caliber pissing contest, but
solely practicality. In a stressful I doubt my ability to place a shot.
Lots of shot increase the probability of a hit.



One of the fathers I knew from my kid's school was shot 9 times in a
road rage incident and survived. It's not like the movies where one
shot always drops you.

Posted by: TakeFive

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Oh yes we will quite agree on the great benefit of large capacity magazines and mag fed weapons, meaning yes I greatly prefer a Semi Auto pistol over a revolver!

My personal first hand experience and first person observation is that if a surprise conflict erupts on you, even most hard core operators will be hard pressed to hit anything but air with their first shots, so if you aren't... Those will be mostly for the benefit of letting your adversary know that you are armed and dead serious and now would be the best time for them to be dropping their head and getting the F' away.
That is why we focused so hard on our opening shots and instinctive shooting and why even now nearly 40 yrs later my first shots are usually my best shots... when I'm calm.
Hit me with a full shot of adrenaline, sleepy eyes and a dark house and my opening shots will likely need several more following shots to get the job done. (not that I'm suggesting shooting anything while in that situation, but sometimes choices are made for us). So yes to preferring an auto pistol since I can load a new mag while blind.

If my FN 5.7 wasn't so damn loud, I'd prolly consider it the perfect house gun. Especially with the fragmenting target round that wont go through the plaster walls. It gives me 30 rounds per mag to get it right.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 08:47 PM (af5xa)

360 I'm pretty sure the hot brass from a fired weapon will be Chinese Flu free.

So recycle it.

Posted by: torabora at April 05, 2020 08:47 PM (Y274z)

361 Hmmm... maybe only Speer sells directly... I dunno, not my industry.

Posted by: JQ at April 05, 2020 08:47 PM (whOIk)

362 Wash your hands
Keep your hands away from your face
Stay home if you're sick.

This will be over soon.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM


Damned hard to sip scotch without putting my hand near my face.


Just sayin'

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 08:48 PM (axyOa)

363 At any rate, at least Speer will sell directly!

Sorry if any of my info was incorrect.

Posted by: JQ at April 05, 2020 08:49 PM (whOIk)

364 Well, got here late and leaving early, but always a pleasure!
Till next week!

Thanks again, Weasel.

Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:49 PM (cfSRQ)

365 This will be over soon.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (fF8HX)

Wanna know how else you can tell this will be over soon? The level of hype that's being spewed out from these "leaders" and "experts."

Just this weekend I've heard "Hell Week," "Our Pearl Harbor" and "Our 9/11." Sheesh before long it'll be "ALIENS HAVE ARRIVED!!!!"

If the US death toll is estimated to be 100k, I'll take the under in case anybody wants to make a friendly wager.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:50 PM (Bv5VB)

366 rickb223, head shots are your friend!

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 08:50 PM (I/Eow)

367 Great thread as always, Weasel!

Off to bed. Even teleworking, the day starts early.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at April 05, 2020 08:51 PM (zggXQ)

368 362 Damned hard to sip scotch without putting my hand near my face.
Just sayin'
Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 08:48 PM (axyOa)


After all the warnings, you're still not loading it into a SuperSoaker and firing it into your mouth?

Shaking my head.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 08:51 PM (dOV9E)

369 364 Well, got here late and leaving early, but always a pleasure!
Till next week!

Thanks again, Weasel.
Posted by: Former Gun Owner A.H. Lloyd at April 05, 2020 08:49 PM (cfSRQ)
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My pleasure, AHL! Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:51 PM (jUqIO)

370 Bob the Bilderberg, you owe me a glass of wine for that one!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 08:51 PM (BQEAt)

371 Posted by: TSgt Ciz

It gives me 30 rounds per mag to get it right.
----------------
No such luck here.

Forget it Jake. It's California

Posted by: TakeFive at April 05, 2020 08:52 PM (uvVVT)

372 367 Great thread as always, Weasel!

Off to bed. Even teleworking, the day starts early.
Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at April 05, 2020 08:51 PM (zggXQ)
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Thanks TDSOBVO! 'Night!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:52 PM (jUqIO)

373 Damned hard to sip scotch without putting my hand near my face.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Diogenes

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Use a bigger glass my friend.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 08:52 PM (Y4EXg)

374 Too bad about CCI sales, would love to order a brick of Stingers directly... stockpile dwindling!

Posted by: JQ at April 05, 2020 08:52 PM (whOIk)

375
Oh Lord, DM headline "Doctors facing temptations of Euthanasia".

IN Catalonia,Spain, if you're too old, they're just going to give you morphine, to ease your suffering. No other treatment whatsoever.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM (f1Vqw)

376 Damned hard to sip scotch without putting my hand near my face.


Just sayin'
Posted by: Diogenes

Use a straw.

A Paper straw

Posted by: Bruce at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM (vd8XM)

377 And let's not forget mines, mostly claymores and
such. Though yuuuge naval mines have always fascinated me - but I can't
think, right off, of a good use I'd have for them.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 08:17 PM (El6T/)

---
bury them or place them in a culvert under a road, and attach a trip wire to one of the horns...

mine proof *that*.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM (vwf8z)

378 Bob the Bilderberg, you owe me a glass of wine for that one!

I look forward to the day I can make good on that.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM (qc+VF)

379 Public Range!!
In SE Wisconsin, (Eagle), the State owns the McMiller range. Very nice facility with ranges from 50 feet out to 300 yards, plus shotgun (trap) and bow-and-arrow (!) with target vinyl Bambis set up on a pathway through the woods.
Also sells ammo and (last time I was there) had a dining area set up indoors for BYO chow. Saturdays are usually busy especially in the run-up to deer hunting season, but wait times are almost always less than 30 minutes.
Good range-masters, too!

Posted by: dad29 at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM (5QjOf)

380 So I'll be heading back to the farm this week. Any requests for video content?

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM (jUqIO)

381 You know - if I was John Wick - I guess I'd only need a Derringer. Or a pool cue. Maybe a stick half as long as a pool cue. Or a rope about that long - just to make it sporting.


And I could enjoy the moment, calm and cool and collectively, while I analyzed the threat vectors, calculated my odds, enjoyed the moment like a bored Mack Bolan roused from a deadly slumber. Then, once the bogey was cashiered with surgeon-like precision, I could shake off my manly sweat, put April's ankles around her ears where they belong, and maybe make Johnny some waffles in the morning. You know - if it suited me.

But, until then, I think I'm going to settle on grabbing something that slings a great big cloud of lead - and something that shoots smaller, tighter wads of lead. And the more the better for both of 'em. Of course, I might keep a third lead projector in the nightstand that's kind of simple to use and sorta' in between.

But that's just me. I'm no Mack Bolan or John Wick.

Posted by: I Am No One at April 05, 2020 08:54 PM (UqKfP)

382 My response to the stay-the-f*ck-away-from me orders is to make damn sure I take a nice long walk every day. Wearing my new sporty and stylish DJT Punisher ball cap.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 08:54 PM (x8Wzq)

383 357
rancherbob, missed you this afternoon.



Salmon had my full attention! I would've been there otherwise.

Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 08:54 PM (gtu9W)

384 Damned hard to sip scotch without putting my hand near my face.



Just sayin'

Posted by: Diogenes
--------------------
A very long straw?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 05, 2020 08:54 PM (Mm4NK)

385 Thanks for the thread weasel. I'm sorry I went off topic a bit.

We all need to make an effort to give each other a respite from current events. It would be nice if we were more respectful of specialty threads. Myself included.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:55 PM (fF8HX)

386 Simmunition would price too many out of shooting in an action bay.

I'm scheduled to be up at The Ranch, maybe a week before all this lock down officially ends. I'll make a phone call to confirm or shift the date.

The pistol bay there can be significantly improved, making it safe for Run&Gun opportunities.

What we *will* need though for Run & Gun, is some manifestly WELL qualified and experienced Range Safety Officers, to stay right on the heels of each and every shooter throughout the run.

Takes some balls to reach out from behind, to a going shooter with a hot gun, and do the emergency clampdown on a run in the midst of going sideways.

But, that's what it takes, that's how it's done.

That, and good walk throughs and safety briefings, first.

Run & Gun can be all kinds of fun, but for those who've never shot beyond the "Square Range" format, it can be more than a bit intimidating.

Let's keep it light, let's keep it fun.

Let's keep it SAFE.

Just enough challenge in the stages to be interesting. Not so challenging as to be a distraction, in and of themselves.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 08:55 PM (QzJWU)

387

Frog doctors are worried they may run out of morphine as well, so they're "tempted" to "accelerate the dying process".

So, shoot 'em in the head?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 08:55 PM (f1Vqw)

388 Use a bigger glass my friend.
Posted by: Tonypete



This is why I always stay here. Great advice such as this.
You are a great friend.

**pulls down German bier mug from shelf**

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 08:56 PM (axyOa)

389 I'm pretty sure the hot brass from a fired weapon will be Chinese Flu free.

So recycle it.
Posted by: torabora at April 05, 2020 08:47 PM


Cartridge brass is generally 80% copper, and appears to be a surface the Chinese Flu survives the shortest on.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 08:56 PM (DMUuz)

390 So I'll be heading back to the farm this week. Any requests for video content?
Posted by: Weasel

---

If you could show us something in a phased plasma rifle in a 40 watt range that would be great!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM (Y4EXg)

391 rickb223, head shots are your friend!
Posted by: RI Red


If you are on Facebook, look up Rougarou Hog Control. You get a headshot on the first one. The other 9 or 10 take off and suck up rounds.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM (Bd48Y)

392 385 Thanks for the thread weasel.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:55 PM (fF8HX)

Is there a thread weasel here?

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM (M5wRT)

393 Hi dad29! Nice to see a new nic here. Welcome!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM (MVjcR)

394 Grackle hunt!
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 08:46 PM (qc+VF)

I can remember walking around late at night in downtown
Houston

like 15 yrs ago, the number of grackles in the trees was frightening, thousands of them

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM (rpxSz)

395 When wives shoot their husbands they rarely miss because they're so used to pointing at them while fighting.

Posted by: The Shape of Vodka at April 05, 2020 08:58 PM (2oYEN)

396 385 Thanks for the thread weasel. I'm sorry I went off topic a bit.

We all need to make an effort to give each other a respite from current events. It would be nice if we were more respectful of specialty threads. Myself included.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:55 PM (fF8HX)
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Pish! Don't mention it! Always nice to have you here.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:58 PM (MVjcR)

397 Is there a thread weasel here?
Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM (M5wRT)

This is why I keep coming around here. You all are the best.

Posted by: April at April 05, 2020 08:59 PM (OX9vb)

398 380
So I'll be heading back to the farm this week. Any requests for video content?

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM

Tannerite!

Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 08:59 PM (gtu9W)

399 if I may. Even home defense shotguns need to be aimed. Pattern one at seven yds. To see what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Awkward davies at April 05, 2020 09:00 PM (iviHh)

400 376 Damned hard to sip scotch without putting my hand near my face.

take a used latex glove and make you a teat bag

I've heard it works

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 09:00 PM (rpxSz)

401 #51,

MA is still May Issue and it is most certainly not Shall Issue. Even if issued a license a Chief of Police can put "restrictions" on a license making a Licence to Carry effectively a 'no carry' "License to Cary". Even after Heller and Miller the commonwealth changed the one Shall Issue FID card to May Issue. They effectively ignored the unanimous Caetano ruling from SCotUS too. Utter contempt for the Constitution and the little people.

Posted by: Oh no! Not the bees! at April 05, 2020 09:01 PM (N5dam)

402

If you could show us something in a phased plasma rifle in a 40 watt range that would be great!
Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM (Y4EXg)
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I'll check the gun safes!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:01 PM (MVjcR)

403
The common thread weasel is like a scalp weasel, but more sneaky and stealthy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 09:01 PM (f1Vqw)

404 Is there a thread weasel here?
Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 08:57 PM


Don't ask the question if the answer will scare you.

Posted by: Surprise Otter at April 05, 2020 09:02 PM (DMUuz)

405
Sorry to keep posting news shit, but the captain of the Teddy Roosevelt -- the fired one -- has tested positive for the WuFlu.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 09:02 PM (f1Vqw)

406
Tannerite!
Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 08:59 PM (gtu9W)
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In the middle of 30,000 pine trees?

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:02 PM (MVjcR)

407 I'm watching The Storyteller on prime ... John Hurt and a bunch of muppets ... and I am spotting a young Sean Bean and Alison Doody.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 05, 2020 09:03 PM (LxTcq)

408 https://tinyurl.com/ycw44leo


Interesting fatality results for 22LR, but that % not incapacitated is pretty bad.
Of course, rifles and shotguns lead the pack.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 05, 2020 09:03 PM (Mm4NK)

409 Dip your fingers into the scotch, sterilizing them, then pick up the glass with your sterilized hand

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (ZCEU2)

410 In the middle of 30,000 organic, free-range pine trees?
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:02 PM


FIFY. Branding, you know!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (DMUuz)

411 406


Tannerite!

Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 08:59 PM (gtu9W)

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In the middle of 30,000 pine trees?

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:02 PM



Quess you don't want to be on the national news.

Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (gtu9W)

412 410 In the middle of 30,000 organic, free-range pine trees?
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:02 PM

FIFY. Branding, you know!
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (DMUuz)
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Right!!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:05 PM (MVjcR)

413 Man, this thread costs me money every damn week!

I love it.

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 09:05 PM (I/Eow)

414 Posted by: Oh no! Not the bees! at April 05, 2020 09:01 PM (N5dam)

I'm in the southern Berkshires and it's never been a problem around here

you must be inside of 495

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 09:05 PM (rpxSz)

415 Interesting fatality results for 22LR, but that % not incapacitated is pretty bad.
Of course, rifles and shotguns lead the pack.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert

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Wow, those numbers blow me away!

Posted by: Zombie Bobby Kennedy at April 05, 2020 09:06 PM (Y4EXg)

416 Quess you don't want to be on the national news.
Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (gtu9W)
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He doesn't want to waste all that potential toilet paper. There's gold in them there trees.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:06 PM (/669Q)

417 torabora, I absolutely do not know the official status of things, but around here in CA the stores are giving you paper bags for free and not really allowing reusables in the store. So, de facto, disposable/plastic bag ban suspended.

And I'm wondering if I should go visit a former colleague range officer over in AZ - to use the nice local ranges (if they're open).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 09:06 PM (El6T/)

418 Weasel. do not listen to rancherbob.

I would like a video of --- Oh well, never mind.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 09:07 PM (BQEAt)

419 This is the logic the Navy and Army struggled with,
but most of it had to do with enemy distance typical in fighting...the
45 was meant for close quarters, of course, and stopping power, the 9MM
was meant for accuracy on target, which had its own stopping power to be
sure. If you've been in close quarters, as my Dad was, with the enemy,
you felt a lot more confident that you could stop the enemy's advance
with a "John Wayner" than a pea shooter, so changing that mind set was
something the military struggled to reverse in my later years.


Posted by: Boswell
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Actually the quote you pulled is from me. The previous poster messed up when he edited in his comment to my post.

The reason the military went to the .45 in the first place was about stopping power. But that is an entirely different discussion than when talking to civilians. Military use is going to be young people of good health who will be expected train extensively to attain proficiency and to have a predilection to fire their weapon. Thus the .38 Long Colt was replaced with the .45 because accuracy was considered to be about on par and stopping power plus the ability to reload with a mag meant it was magnitudes better.
the 9mm replaced the .45 because of a number of reasons but mostly because of the extra rounds per ma and the ability to carry more rounds into the field. It was also kinder and cheaper to shoot to proficiency.
My contacts in the military are telling me that there is interest in looking for a little more umph once more.
But again, what is right for the service member who shoots Gov ammo on a constant basis to develop proficiency is different than what would be right for any one of the ettes or non military Morons.
I would near gleefully go for my 1911, that I carried while in service, but I would shudder to think of my wife doing so. She's probably shoot the dog.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 09:07 PM (af5xa)

420
Quess you don't want to be on the national news.
Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (gtu9W)
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Not like that!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:08 PM (MVjcR)

421 Miculek isn't human. He's something else. Better. Faster.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Wholly plausible. Posted by: hogmartin

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Guy at my shooting league could empty his revolver, reload it, and empty it again before anyone else could get through a magazine in their semi's, and he'd score much better to boot.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 05, 2020 09:08 PM (Mm4NK)

422 Grackle hunt!

Those things come in packs to my garden to do my tomatoes harm. If you shoot the scout they move on. Retirement.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 09:08 PM (K22Va)

423 My first hand gun is a SandW MAndP 9mm compact. It was recommended by a police officer friend. It's OK. I don't have anything to compare it to. Don't care much for the trigger.

Posted by: Ronster at April 05, 2020 09:08 PM (d+o+d)

424 413 Man, this thread costs me money every damn week!

I love it.
Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 09:05 PM (I/Eow)
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Call me if you would like to discuss!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:09 PM (MVjcR)

425 418 Weasel. do not listen to rancherbob.

I would like a video of --- Oh well, never mind.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 09:07 PM (BQEAt)
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I'll come up with something, but no more outtakes!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:09 PM (MVjcR)

426 I'm in the southern Berkshires and it's never been a problem around here

you must be inside of 495
Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 09:05 PM


I used to be on the north shore and my city was very friendly to carry permits. I assume it's even better out here in the 413.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:10 PM (ejd/p)

427 He doesn't want to waste all that potential toilet paper. There's gold in them there trees.



Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:06 PM


Hi Bluebell,
It's so wet here you couldn't start a fire in the woods with a flamethrower.

Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 09:10 PM (gtu9W)

428 Late in the thread, maybe better next week.
Muzzle brakes?

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 09:11 PM (I/Eow)

429 Damned hard to sip scotch without putting my hand near my face.

Spill some on your hands. It kills everything.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 09:11 PM (K22Va)

430 416 Quess you don't want to be on the national news.
Posted by: rancherbob at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (gtu9W)
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He doesn't want to waste all that potential toilet paper. There's gold in them there trees.
Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:06 PM (/669Q)
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You better believe it!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:12 PM (MVjcR)

431 So I'll be heading back to the farm this week. Any requests for video content?
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM


Now there's a comment no Moron will pounce and seize on.

No, siree. That low hanging fruit will be completely ignored...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:13 PM (ejd/p)

432 I'm likely to complete all my reloading tasks during this thing. Ammo cans will be full, will even have primed 30-06 brass for next round with that. Really should disassemble and clean one of the M1 carbines, or give the repro one another coat of BLO for nice walnut stock. Think I did the 1911 not long ago.

CZ-83, still a bit leery. Pin holding the extractor seemed frozen when I first got it and tried to at least disassemble the slide, and the intertoobs have tales of woe about re-assembling the trigger assembly if you do a 100% take-down. It's a surplus gun.

I now have evolved to careful, as opposed to manic, cleaning of my guns - to maintain functionality, or prevent any kind of damage - otherwise, wipe it down and keep the bore clear.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 09:13 PM (El6T/)

433 "like to point out that a record polar bear was taken with a single shot 22 rifle. "

Ever see "Nanook of the North".? He killed a f'n walrus with a harpoon.

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 09:13 PM (Tnijr)

434 275 Looking at the Colt Defender
anyone here have any experience with?
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 05, 2020 08:26 PM (iTXRQ)


Hey, DB. I have one in Stainless.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 05, 2020 09:14 PM (di1hb)

435 Weasel, I rescind that. Tannerite= big hole in the ground=stock tank= government grant Listen to rancherbob.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 09:14 PM (BQEAt)

436 431 So I'll be heading back to the farm this week. Any requests for video content?
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 08:53 PM

Now there's a comment no Moron will pounce and seize on.

No, siree. That low hanging fruit will be completely ignored...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:13 PM (ejd/p
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No kidding.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:14 PM (MVjcR)

437 Spill some on your hands. It kills everything.
Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 09:11 PM


Spill. Scotch.

O_o

I can't even....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:14 PM (ejd/p)

438 I used to be on the north shore and my city was very friendly to carry permits. I assume it's even better out here in the 413.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:10 PM (ejd/p)

they pretend to pass laws to protect us and we pretend to follow them

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 09:14 PM (rpxSz)

439
Is there a thread weasel here?
Posted by: m


No, but there's a garden weasel.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 09:15 PM (aKsyK)

440 435 Weasel, I rescind that. Tannerite= big hole in the ground=stock tank= government grant Listen to rancherbob.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 09:14 PM (BQEAt)
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Now there's an idea!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:15 PM (MVjcR)

441 On setting up a run & gun:

If they are new to the practical shooting format, be sure to have them go SLOW at first. It took me a while before I was willing to start upping the speed... well, what I consider speedy is pretty slow for a lot of the good ones.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 09:16 PM (s9Eo8)

442 Hang the bottle upside down and start an IV. It is known.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 09:16 PM (XhWtx)

443 they pretend to pass laws to protect us and we pretend to follow them
Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 09:14 PM


I've been told I live in a nice, gun-friendly town.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:16 PM (ejd/p)

444 Spill. Scotch.

Soon as I hit post I knew it was a mistake.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 09:16 PM (K22Va)

445 My contacts in the military are telling me that there is interest in looking for a little more umph once more.
But again, what is right for the service member who shoots Gov ammo on a constant basis to develop proficiency is different than what would be right for any one of the ettes or non military Morons.
I would near gleefully go for my 1911, that I carried while in service, but I would shudder to think of my wife doing so. She's probably shoot the dog.
Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 09:07 PM (af5xa)

...

In the article about stopping power he comments on the effect of the 9mm results being skewed by ball ammo in the military.

Seems like it might be "easier" to switch to a different bullet rather than change calibers, but I know that ain't happening.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 05, 2020 09:17 PM (yL25O)

446 380 weasal
I'd like to see and aerial view of your farm from say Google Earth, could you post that. As an entirely different type of farmer, corn and soybeans here, I'm interested in the looks of a tree farm.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 09:17 PM (5H1w6)

447 >>> 365 This will be over soon.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 08:34 PM (fF8HX)

Wanna know how else you can tell this will be over soon? The level of hype that's being spewed out from these "leaders" and "experts."

Just this weekend I've heard "Hell Week," "Our Pearl Harbor" and "Our 9/11." Sheesh before long it'll be "ALIENS HAVE ARRIVED!!!!"

If the US death toll is estimated to be 100k, I'll take the under in case anybody wants to make a friendly wager.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:50 PM (Bv5VB)

We'll take that action!

Now we just have to make sure *every* fatality is marked as COVID-19 from now on.

Posted by: This... is China News Network at April 05, 2020 09:17 PM (0ReGO)

448 No such luck here.



Forget it Jake. It's California


Posted by: TakeFive
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Yeah, that is a bum situation. Do you choose your best bet for survival or legality.
Glad I'm not in your situation. The simplest solution is lots of extra mags. Heck, even with the bigger mags I already do that, but in your case I would REALLY do that, hidden like Easter eggs in the house.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 05, 2020 09:18 PM (af5xa)

449 Ben Had, are you saying that you'll let us blow up shit and make holes in the ground?
Please to reserve space at TXMoMe.

Posted by: RI Red at April 05, 2020 09:18 PM (I/Eow)

450 446 380 weasal
I'd like to see and aerial view of your farm from say Google Earth, could you post that. As an entirely different type of farmer, corn and soybeans here, I'm interested in the looks of a tree farm.
Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 09:17 PM (5H1w6)
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I have a drone and can take some shots, sure.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:19 PM (MVjcR)

451 Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:06 PM (/669Q)

Bluebell, you were mentioned up-thread. At nos. 47 and 57.

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 09:19 PM (M5wRT)

452 451 Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:06 PM (/669Q)

Bluebell, you were mentioned up-thread. At nos. 47 and 57.
Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 09:19 PM (M5wRT)
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I wouldn't bother looking at those.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:20 PM (MVjcR)

453 Oh really, Weasel? Guess I need to go take a look.

BRB.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:22 PM (/669Q)

454 Uh oh.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:23 PM (MVjcR)

455 loooooooong pause

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 09:24 PM (M5wRT)

456 I don't like it. Too quiet.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:24 PM (MVjcR)

457 RI Red, the MoMe is at rancherbob's place and you see who brought up the tannerite didn't you!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 09:25 PM (BQEAt)

458 I don't like it. Too quiet.
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:24 PM


Shivs don't make noise.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:26 PM (ejd/p)

459 Weasel, you shouldn't have published that picture of my house without my permission. I didn't have a chance to dust.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:26 PM (/669Q)

460 458 I don't like it. Too quiet.
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:24 PM

Shivs don't make noise.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 09:26 PM (ejd/p)
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I know!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:26 PM (MVjcR)

461 I wouldn't bother looking at those.
Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:20 PM


Either a rookie mistake, or a B're Rabbit ploy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at April 05, 2020 09:26 PM (DMUuz)

462 459 Weasel, you shouldn't have published that picture of my house without my permission. I didn't have a chance to dust.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:26 PM (/669Q)
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Sorry!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:27 PM (MVjcR)

463 Anyone need live targets for a live fire exercise?

Two scumbags busted stealing medical supplies

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=97991

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 09:27 PM (XRarA)

464 I really need to do a little painting too. All that white looks so institutional.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:27 PM (/669Q)

465 ..If they are new to the practical shooting format, be sure to have them go SLOW at first. It took me a while before I was willing to start upping the speed... well, what I consider speedy is pretty slow for a lot of the good ones.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 05, 2020 09:16 PM (s9Eo8



You are entirely correct.

Pacing shooters who are new to action shooting stages is serious business.

Vests w/ plates are the RSO's fashion statement of note, of course.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 09:28 PM (QzJWU)

466 464 I really need to do a little painting too. All that white looks so institutional.
Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:27 PM (/669Q)
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Let the state do it!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:29 PM (MVjcR)

467 I really need to do a little painting too. All that white looks so institutional.
Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 09:27 PM


Puce and seafoam were mentioned in an earlier thread today.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at April 05, 2020 09:29 PM (DMUuz)

468 Man, this thread costs me money every damn week!


You would just blow it on food or rent anyway.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 09:30 PM (yQpMk)

469 Well, literally 50% of every single person currently testing positive right now would have to die to get anywhere near the CDC's last week prediction of 100K to 250K dead in the US. The death rate is less than 10K out of a tiny subset of Americans who have been actually tested and came back positive - after two weeks of being at home anyway ...you can't even get a test at all for COVID-19 in New York unless you visit a clinic and are considered life threatened...ie over 103 fever and have life threatening conditions - so 90% of everyone going to the doctor right now in NY with an upper respiratory infection and fever gets sent home with no testing at all...

Bottom line, you'll never get tested for COVID-19 in New York unless you're going to hospitalized. So there is absolutely no way to know if you'll ever get this and just move on.

Posted by: Boswell at April 05, 2020 09:30 PM (32YRo)

470 I have a few guns. Some never fired. Never fired my Gfathers 300 Savage. Never fired Gfathers 28 ga. shotty. Never fired the Hawkins 52cal. kit gun I put together. I have fired the .22 cal dropping block a lot. I really like my newly purchased Henry .410. Very expensive .410, but you only live once.

Posted by: Ronster at April 05, 2020 09:31 PM (d+o+d)

471 Time for my 9:30 thank you comment. So Thank You all for stopping by each week and spending some time here. Y'all are the best!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:31 PM (MVjcR)

472 Thank you Weasel!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 05, 2020 09:33 PM (/UQ/R)

473 Wanna know how else you can tell this will be over soon? The level of
hype that's being spewed out from these "leaders" and "experts."



Just this weekend I've heard "Hell Week," "Our Pearl Harbor" and
"Our 9/11." Sheesh before long it'll be "ALIENS HAVE ARRIVED!!!!"



If the US death toll is estimated to be 100k, I'll take the under in case anybody wants to make a friendly wager.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy



Total deaths from motor vehicle accidents - 1918 : 10,390


Total deaths from COVID US - 2020 : 7,616

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (MQ0v4)

474 If the US death toll is estimated to be 100k, I'll take the under in case anybody wants to make a friendly wager.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:50 PM (Bv5VB)

We'll take that action!

Now we just have to make sure *every* fatality is marked as COVID-19 from now on.
Posted by: This... is China News Network



They're already doing it.

https://tinyurl.com/rtpwzah

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (Bd48Y)

475 Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 05, 2020 09:33 PM (/UQ/R)
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You are most welcome.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (MVjcR)

476 This is the most anticipated thread of the week. Thank you, Weasel.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (yQpMk)

477 Weasel--More outtakes,please!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (TdMsT)

478 ONT is nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (A5zUN)

479
The entire thing is a mass hysteria. All of it. From the individual shopper-on-the-street to the White House.

This is going to be remembered along with daycare Satanists and Salem Witches as an object lesson in mob psychology.

Everyone is swept along in the hysteria, whether or not he's actually hysterical himself. It's fuckin' crazy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2020 09:35 PM (II2Y0)

480 Si senor weasel. Muchas gracias y buenas noche.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 09:35 PM (XhWtx)

481 Did I tell you guys I dug up (literally, from under the XXXXXXX XXXX) one of my Nagant pistols? I was curious as to how well it (and the ammo) had weathered 10+ years of not a canoe accident. Yup, still shoots. Yup, still has what must be a 16lb trigger pull.

I'm a bury it again, and it's brother. Somewhere else

McGyver, over

Posted by: McGyver at April 05, 2020 09:35 PM (gMngZ)

482 Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (yQpMk)
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Thanks Grump!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (MVjcR)

483 477 Weasel--More outtakes,please!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (TdMsT)
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Well.... ok.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (MVjcR)

484 Weasel, Thank You. Love Ya

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (BQEAt)

485 480 Si senor weasel. Muchas gracias y buenas noche.
Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 09:35 PM (XhWtx)
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Con mucho gusto! Buenas noche, amigo!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:39 PM (MVjcR)

486 484 Weasel, Thank You. Love Ya
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 09:37 PM (BQEAt)
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Same here, my friend. Same here.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:39 PM (MVjcR)

487 Weasel - thanks as always!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (Y4EXg)

488 Hmm, Sunday ONT is early lately. Maybe they're trying to tell us something. Thanks again, Weasel, for another great gun thread.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (qc+VF)

489 487 Weasel - thanks as always!
Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (Y4EXg)
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You're welcome Tonypete!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:41 PM (MVjcR)

490 Weasel. Your product on the Gun Thread remains consistently excellent.

There are hundreds of established gun-writers out there, many having been publishing for decades. Big names in the print industry, going back to pre-internet days.

There are thousands of aspiring "wanna-bees", with their various blog and you tube platforms.

At this point though?

You're at most, a half-step behind the Big Names in the gunblog world.

And closing fast.

Couldn't happen for a better Weasel, I'd say!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 09:41 PM (QzJWU)

491 488 Hmm, Sunday ONT is early lately. Maybe they're trying to tell us something. Thanks again, Weasel, for another great gun thread.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 09:40 PM (qc+VF)
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My pleasure, BtB. Thanks for being here!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (MVjcR)

492 Weasel,

Thanks, as always, for the thread. Always a good time. Any thread that involves Ruger Old Army revolvers is a success. Have fun down at the Farm.

Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (7EjX1)

493 474 If the US death toll is estimated to be 100k, I'll take the under in case anybody wants to make a friendly wager.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 05, 2020 08:50 PM (Bv5VB)

We'll take that action!

Now we just have to make sure *every* fatality is marked as COVID-19 from now on.
Posted by: This... is China News Network



They're already doing it.

https://tinyurl.com/rtpwzah
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 09:34 PM (Bd48Y)

That guidance (NVSS COVID-19 Alert No. 2; dated March 24, 2020) has since been updated.

NVSS Vital Statistics Reporting Guidance, Report No. 3; dated April 2020:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/vsrg/vsrg03-508.pdf

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 09:44 PM (M5wRT)

494 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 09:41 PM (QzJWU)
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Thanks Jim. I appreciate the kind words!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:44 PM (MVjcR)

495 Posted by: JTB at April 05, 2020 09:42 PM (7EjX1)
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Thank you, JTB. I really appreciate you being here every week!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (MVjcR)

496 I left specific instructions to avoid soul warming.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 05, 2020 09:49 PM (JCrfD)

497 Thanks Weasel!

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (K22Va)

498 497 Thanks Weasel!
Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 09:51 PM (K22Va)
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You're very welcome dartist. Nice to have you here.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 09:54 PM (MVjcR)

499 As if anyone is going to read this, the bestest, fastest, most comfortable holster for almost any modern automatic is the Azulagunholsters dot com cross draw seated holster in leather. $49.00 delivered.

Fits a 1-1/2" belt. It's outside the belt, but when worn under a loose shirt (especially if you have a belly) it's invisible. And available. It's right there. You can touch the gun through the shirt to hold it, if necessary.

No thumb snap. It simply sits there, in its leather pocket, always ready. And it's leather, meaning it softens and conforms with age. But it is still easy to reholster; the pocket is reinforced so it doesn't collapse.

You can cross draw from seated position or standing.

And it can take a really large gun, if you want. Even an FN FNX45, which is 15 rounds of delicious .45ACP.

Posted by: Dan at April 05, 2020 10:01 PM (+NG5U)

500 Oh, c'mon! We gotta make 500!

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at April 05, 2020 10:02 PM (qc+VF)

501 And we did! Thanks BtB!

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 10:06 PM (MVjcR)

502 Milled out two receivers today, not including "fixing" the one I f'ed up. Sending it to a local place, where they can re-aluminize (is that a word?) the area that received some overly enthusiastic milling. I get one of these built and I'm gonna brag, brag, brag

McGyver, over

Posted by: McGyver at April 05, 2020 10:07 PM (gMngZ)

503 TSgt Ciz - interesting thanks for the insight.

Posted by: TeleSkier at April 05, 2020 10:37 PM (ua1m6)

504

This is your greatest ever Black President Barky Hussein
Obama speaking. I am concerned that Prince Charles of the UK is sick and may becoming
extinct. Although, he has mild symptoms of covid19 I hope they get worse. I am
sending Prince Charles and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson my new Carbon-monoxide
Ventilator, and several US absentee ballots and 2 busts of Winston Churchill
because I am part Afro- Kenyan. If either UK politicians expire I am will to
fill their political positions for free. I am offering any gay UK citizen free
plane fair to attend my Folsom bath house $4K per bun fund raiser. Good
evening.



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Posted by: Barkier One at April 05, 2020 11:11 PM (ZA5QI)

505 Second try. This is Barky Hussein Obama speaking. I am concerned that Prince Charles of the UK is sick and may becoming extinct. Although, he has mild symptoms of covid19 I hope they get worse. I am sending Prince Charles and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson my new Carbon-monoxide Ventilator, and several US absentee ballots and 2 busts of Winston Churchill because I am part Afro- Kenyan. If either UK politicians expire I am will to fill their political positions for free. I am offering any gay UK citizen free plane fair to attend my Folsom bath house $4K per bun fund raiser. Good evening.

Posted by: Barkier One at April 05, 2020 11:16 PM (ZA5QI)

506 The demorats worked far in advance of this flu crisis to capitalize on it when it finally happened. Demanding the consolidation of schools (people concentrations), demanding the borders be open to bring eradicated sicknesses back to America, demanding China get critical industries moved to China, we would then be dependant on, and the economic weakening of America. Not forgetting energy dependence demorats have forced on America over many decades, causing expensive shortages of energy and high prices, like Obama insisting America had to have $10 a gallon gasoline. Dermorats have their fingerprints all over this invented crisis, oh yeah, they say blame President Trump, while demorats delayed actions as long as they could get away with-Pelosi.

Posted by: ron n. at April 05, 2020 11:49 PM (om5HK)

507 In the Barrel, no one can hear you bark.

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2020 12:11 AM (fUKvD)

Food Thread: When Life Gives You Social Distancing And Duck, Make Duck Fat.

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Passover starts this week, Easter is next Sunday (Holy Week begins today), and many of us who are accustomed to gathering with family for the Seder or going to church and then home for an Easter meal will be floundering a bit...unsure what to do and whether these important holidays (the most important in Christianity) will go relatively unnoticed.

While the more public celebrations are of course tamped down to nothing by Sino-Lung-Rot, that does not doom us to leftovers and a lonely table. Make something of it...whether it is one or two or 20 at your table, make your favorite holiday meal and enjoy it with the same pleasure had this week been normal. In fact, take greater (or perhaps different) pleasure in it; we have the rare opportunity to be focused on the more spiritual aspects of the holidays because of the enforced ease of preparing for only a few rather than the teeming hordes that descend upon some of us....

That doesn't mean that we should discard traditional foods though. I'll be making matzoh ball soup and my (better) version of gefilte fish and a flourless chocolate cake of my own design (that's a lie...I got the recipe from Bluebell, and it is fantastic!) and of course the Seder plate and the other things that make Passover special.

So...what is the Horde going to do that's different, aside from the obvious? Any interest work-arounds? Any new dishes that just won't work for crowds?

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I roasted a duck last night, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. Of course one reason to roast duck is for the fat, which is perhaps the best cooking fat around. I trimmed the excess skin and fat and rendered it for about an hour. I was left with about 10 ounces of beautiful duck fat that is going to be used to great effect in my matzoh balls!

Then I roasted the duck at 300 degrees for four hours. Yup...four whole hours! it rendered another 12 ounces or so of fat, but this was flavored just a bit by the slowly roasting skin and meat. That's not a bad thing, but it is different than the first batch. And now that I think about it, maybe I should use the more intensely flavored fat for the matzoh balls. Ah...first-world problems.

I then put the duck into a very hot oven for about 15 minutes to brown and crisp the skin. It turned out wonderfully, although next time I think I will back off a bit on the time, because the leg that I had was, perhaps, just a bit dry. Maybe. I still gobbled it down with great glee and gusto.

And yes, I made cracklin's from the rendered skin (gribenes in Yiddish) and ate them all. In about 30 seconds of frantic spooning into my mouth.

I recommend to everyone who likes to cook and has access to good domestic duck to try this. I am a cheap bastard, so the financial calculation is easy. Duck fat is stupidly expensive in the stores, and I can make more than a pint and get a roast duck in the bargain for less than the cost of that much fat from one of the gourmet purveyors.

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Anybody else like kimchi? I think it is a fantastic food, and it's one of the things I miss about living in California...the easy access to good kimchi (from friends and commercially).

This batch is from commenter "Wee Creek Farm Girl," who had better tell us how well it turns out, because it sure looks good.

In fact, I would be willing to be a taster if she needs help. What can I say? I'm a giver.

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From commenter (and Bay Area denizen) "LeBoulanger" comes something new to me. I had no idea that there was a small industry dedicated to home roasting of coffee! Wow...people are amazing.
Anyone else out there roast their own coffee? A good roaster is a bit expensive, but I've made it up many times over because high quality green coffee beans cost far less than retail beans from a quality roasting company. The quality is excellent, and I find it enjoyable and rewarding. This a batch from a farm in Costa Rica:
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He tells me that it is cost effective (high quality beans are inexpensive) and fun. I guess after the sunk cost of the roaster (there are some pricey home versions) and the learning curve it is just coasting. I am intrigued!

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From commenter "Bitter Clinger" comes a rather festive pina colada and a recipe too!

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When life hands you Coronavirus, make Pina Coladas.

Pina Colada Mix:

1 15 oz can Coco Lopez
1 20 oz can Pineapple Chunks (in juice, not syrup)

Blend until smooth.

Pina Colada:

In a blender add

2 oz Papa's Pilar 24 Dark Rum
Ice (Use glass you are serving in to measure the amount of ice)
Piña Colada mix to the level of the ice

Blend until smooth.

Garnish with fresh pineapple.

Cheers!


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Food and cooking tips, Large-breasted Muscovy ducks, young wild pigs, bartenders who use vermouth in Martinis, crisp bacon (although I am moving toward less crisp), low-temperature-roast chicken, and good tomatoes that aren't square, pale pink and covered with Mestizo E.coli: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit. And yes, shaking a Manhattan is blasphemy...it's in the Bible!

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1 Rings dinner bell

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 04:01 PM (ZCEU2)

2 i hoist a red to the food thread!

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 04:01 PM (N7HnM)

3 Dutifully called them I did

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 04:02 PM (ZCEU2)

4 I'll be on a videoconference seder with mom/dad and sis/BiL/nephew on Wednesday.

I'm bringing matzo ball soup.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:03 PM (t+qrx)

5 My seder will go on without a few of the guests. The grandsons come here daily for childcare so no foul having them and parents over. The out of towners will stay home. A bit of a drag, but nothing you can do

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 04:04 PM (ONvIw)

6 I like the smell of coffee way better than the taste (yes, I am a heathen I know). I need a coffee roaster candle.

Dinner tonight is throwback to childhood...chicken fingers with honey mustard, oven fries and salad. Because why not.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at April 05, 2020 04:04 PM (ssqLp)

7 My laziness today dooms me to (delicious) leftovers.

Gotta make room for fresh leftovers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 04:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

8 That kimchi looks really good.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:05 PM (t+qrx)

9 You're a good man Skip.

Don't worry, I won't pass that info around.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 04:06 PM (Y4EXg)

10 Oh and pina coladas...a friend and I tried to make them once, but made the mistake of using coconut milk instead of the coconut cream. Awful and there was no saving them, but we drank them anyway. Not gonna waste booze!

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at April 05, 2020 04:06 PM (ssqLp)

11 Love fermented homemade kimchi. Good for the gut too.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 04:07 PM (K22Va)

12 Got a 9lbs brisket in the smoker since 7AM. For the missus and I only tonight, and throughout the week.

Posted by: Defenestratus at April 05, 2020 04:09 PM (9V81o)

13 Watching our Palm Sunday service online was sad and weird.


Pastor has canceled his plan to try to hold an Easter outdoor service in the church's large backyard.

Anyhow, I'm scaling way back our Easter dinner. I usually do a ham, leg of lamb, lots of sides.

It will just be us, our son, and our Zimbabwean son, who is an RA living on campus.


Trying to decide whether to do some racks of lamb, roasted lamb, or just stick with a ham. It feels weird to have such a toned-down dinner.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:09 PM (ptqGC)

14 Grilled salmon and asparagus tonight.

Gonna check out that coffee roaster!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 05, 2020 04:10 PM (C+yOi)

15 Yum, brisket. We haven't tried one on the smoker yet, but it is probably the next thing we will do. Had success with pork shoulder and ribs so far. Just have to find one in the store.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at April 05, 2020 04:10 PM (ssqLp)

16 I'm sitting here smelling the goodness of the birthday dinner my daughter is preparing for me. Enchiladas, Tacos, Rotel dip and Guacamole. Yummers!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:11 PM (dUJdY)

17 Fresh ground coffee is much better, but wife is using her grinder ( it was a present to her) for other means so haven't bought whole beans in a long time.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 04:12 PM (ZCEU2)

18 anyone want to opinionate on if/when duck fat is better than goose?i love cooking goose, mostly for the fat; but have never done a duck

Posted by: gilbar at April 05, 2020 04:12 PM (FhaHH)

19 I take it Elijah is expected to be a no-show this year.

Posted by: WTP at April 05, 2020 04:12 PM (WQfDg)

20 Found two YUGE long-stemmed artichokes at Fresh Market yesterday, the size of babies heads. I've never bought the long-stemmed ones, but I guess you peel the stems and cut them into manageable pieces and steam them along with the rest of the artichoke.

My husband loves them so much, he said that's all he wants for dinner. That, and a few cocktails.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:12 PM (ptqGC)

21 >>>I am a cheap bastard, so the financial calculation is easy.<<<

You're just baiting the hobbits now.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2020 04:12 PM (95j/9)

22 What kind of mason jars are those? I take it they are handy for fermentations.

I'd really like to make some red sauerkraut, but my one effort was a Fail.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 04:13 PM (Z4rgH)

23 So, takeout pizza has gotten really expensive and doesn't even taste that good. So I don't want to buy it anymore. But. I tried to make my own pizza once, and what I made was flatbread. It was pretty good, mind you, but it was not pizza. Does anyone have a good pizza crust recipe? Any tips, especially for thin and/or personal size crusts? How about pizza sauces, especially ones that aren't tomato-based, or if they are, do not have the nauseating* flavor of tomato? And tips for cooking - how hot does the oven have to be? Can/should we grill them?

*yes I mean that. I've tried tomatoes many times and in many forms. I can stand them in spaghetti or marinara sauce since it's so heavily flavored, but otherwise, tomatoes give me the dry heaves. (What were y'all saying about a food thread for picky eaters?)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 05, 2020 04:13 PM (rWZ8Y)

24 Snack time. Pass the peanuts.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 04:13 PM (Lhcx9)

25 I scored seriously inexpensive Butterball turkeys at Thanksgiving, so the final one gets to be Easter dinner. I'm not a fan of ham, so it was a double score for me. Just the husband and kiddos, but I need to do it up right for the soon-to-be seven-year-old whose birthday falls on Good Friday this year. That flourless chocolate cake sounds like a contendah.

Tonight's dinner is slow-cooked pork shoulder. Thank God I caught Aldi on a stocked day this week!

Posted by: Catherine at April 05, 2020 04:13 PM (rSY7i)

26 I'm sitting here smelling the goodness of the
birthday dinner my daughter is preparing for me. Enchiladas, Tacos,
Rotel dip and Guacamole. Yummers!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:11 PM (dUJdY)


That sounds delicious. Happy birthday!

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at April 05, 2020 04:14 PM (ssqLp)

27 16 I'm sitting here smelling the goodness of the birthday dinner my daughter is preparing for me. Enchiladas, Tacos, Rotel dip and Guacamole. Yummers!
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:11 PM (dUJdY)

Dang, you go gurl. me likey spicey.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at April 05, 2020 04:14 PM (Vy7tf)

28 I'm sitting here smelling the goodness of the
birthday dinner my daughter is preparing for me. Enchiladas, Tacos,
Rotel dip and Guacamole. Yummers!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:11 PM (dUJdY)


Happy Birthday, Jewells! That dinner sounds delish!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:14 PM (ptqGC)

29 Watching our Palm Sunday service online was sad and weird.

Anyhow, I'm scaling way back our Easter dinner. I usually do a ham, leg of lamb, lots of sides.


Posted by: Jane D'oh

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We watched Mass online also. Very, very odd feeling. It was odd not hearing any babies cry out during a 30 minute gospel.

I normally will cook a ham for the ravenous multitudes but it will just be the two of us this year. Not yet sure what I'll make. My wife is just sick she can't make Easter baskets for the grandbabies.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 04:15 PM (Y4EXg)

30 Happy Birthday, Jewels!

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 04:15 PM (Lhcx9)

31 We're doing a mini Thanksgiving tonight. Turkey breast, stuffing, corn, rolls.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 04:15 PM (6ofTb)

32 12
Got a 9lbs brisket in the smoker since 7AM. For the missus and I only tonight, and throughout the week.

Posted by: Defenestratus


I've long wrestled with the timing problem for brisket. For a 9-10 lb brisket, I often have to delay dinner because it isn't done (I cook it low and slow at 225-230 F). A couple of weeks ago, I bought a 13 lb Prime brisket at Costco, trimmed it up a bit, injected it, put the rub on, and put it in the smoker at 11 pm. I got up the next morning, wrapped it in butcher paper, and continued. It finished up about 4 pm, and that was with a brief period at 260 F. I let it rest for an hour, and then we had dinner. Three people consumed all of it in two dinners plus a few sandwiches. It was, hands down, the best brisket I've ever made. This is the way I'm going from now on.

Posted by: pep at April 05, 2020 04:16 PM (T6t7i)

33 Going to do a brisket tomorrow in my new pellet grill.

I went all out and bought the Trager 780. Bought it online at Bass Pro with free delivery.


Light years beyond my old off brand broken one that I bought 7 years ago at Cabelas.


It even does WiFi.


Did some ribs in it the other day and they came out great.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 04:16 PM (JUOKG)

34 My wife is just sick she can't make Easter baskets for the grandbabies.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 04:15 PM (Y4EXg)

Go buy the junk and mail it to them. Use a medium flat rate priority box.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 04:16 PM (Lhcx9)

35 Just got back from the weekly grocery run to Sam's. Scored a 10 lb chub of 90/10 ground beef and 10 lbs of chicken breasts.

Finished dividing up and vacuum packing the meat. Sam's had pretty much everything except for toilet paper. Still.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 04:17 PM (Bd48Y)

36 The hotel in PR that my dive shop was located in used to have a pina colada making demonstration every Wednesday afternoon. A couple of the bar tenders would set up a makeshift bar by the pool and mix up huge quantities of coladas for the guests.

More than one Wednesday we closed early, grabbed a couple pitchers and sat on our back deck overlooking the ocean. It was a very good job.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 04:17 PM (ZLI7S)

37 Good idea ALH!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 04:17 PM (Y4EXg)

38 I made pot roast for Sunday lunch. My daughter came over. It was nice!

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 04:17 PM (Lhcx9)

39 20
Found two YUGE long-stemmed artichokes at Fresh Market yesterday, the
size of babies heads. I've never bought the long-stemmed ones, but I
guess you peel the stems and cut them into manageable pieces and steam
them along with the rest of the artichoke.


Artichokes, or baby's heads?

Posted by: pep at April 05, 2020 04:17 PM (T6t7i)

40 Mrs. Peel, ever tried making your own alfredo for pizza sauce? Stick of butter, salt and garlic to taste, heavy whipping cream and (not the green can) grated Parmesan cheese. I can't imagine a pleasant world without tomatoes, but I make my own alfredo sauce occasionally to match with shrimp and our asparagus when it arrives every spring.

Posted by: Catherine at April 05, 2020 04:18 PM (rSY7i)

41 Whip a few ounces of Midori into that pina colada recipe and you'll have a new favorite brain freeze.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 05, 2020 04:18 PM (9Om/r)

42 [iFinished dividing up and vacuum packing the meat. Sam's had pretty much everything except for toilet paper. Still.

Posted by: rickb223

My wife mocked me when I bought a vacuum packer. She doesn't anymore. They are indispensable.

Posted by: pep at April 05, 2020 04:19 PM (T6t7i)

43 24 year rum seems kind of a waste on a pina colada.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 04:20 PM (A5zUN)

44 Every other month I go to Dollar General and buy a bunch of their little craft kits plus Reese's peanut butter cups and mail them to the GrandGirl.
She is always thrilled to receive a package from Gma.
At most, I spend 35.00, including the shipping.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 04:20 PM (Lhcx9)

45 My wife mocked me when I bought a vacuum packer. She doesn't anymore. They are indispensable.
Posted by: pep


I've vac packed everything from food to important papers to ammo.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 04:21 PM (Bd48Y)

46 Any expensive liquor in a mixed drink is a waste

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 04:22 PM (ZCEU2)

47 Matzo ball soup, the hogmartin way:

constituent parts of 1 chicken with bones/skin (you're supposed to use a stewing hen, but I just get a tray of whole cut-up chicken)
parsnips
carrots
2 leeks, snapped but not cut
big bunch of dill
salt (I salt the water to taste before boiling, just enough that I can taste it, then add whatever it needs at the end)

Bring 1 gallon water to a boil with salt, leeks, 3/4 of the dill, and 2 parsnips. Reserve a bit of dill, parsnip, and carrot for the end, because whatever vegetables go in during the simmer will get straight wrecked and will be discarded. Put chicken parts in the boiling water then immediately reduce to a simmer so it doesn't re-boil. Simmer for a few hours. Most matzo ball recipes chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two, so do that part now.

Once the stock is properly simmered (~3 hours), pull the chicken out and pull the meat off. Do whatever you want with that. It won't be needed for the soup. Remove the vegetable carcasses and discard. Strain the broth well, slice 1 or 2 each of the remaining carrots/parsnips, then do whatever you do with matzo balls, and put them in. Finally, chop up the remaining dill and make it rain.

Important: don't bring it to a boil while it's simmering, or it'll get cloudy. Just keep it at a simmer. And don't skim it; you should be able to put the pot in the refrigerator overnight and walk across the layer of chilled fat the next day without falling in.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:22 PM (t+qrx)

48 20 Found two YUGE long-stemmed artichokes at Fresh Market yesterday, the size of babies heads. I've never bought the long-stemmed ones, but I guess you peel the stems and cut them into manageable pieces and steam them along with the rest of the artichoke.

My husband loves them so much, he said that's all he wants for dinner. That, and a few cocktails.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:12 PM (ptqGC)

Stuff them! One of my top 5 favorite meals.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:23 PM (cF8AT)

49 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 05, 2020 04:13 PM (rWZ8Y)

That's a huge topic!

But...white pizzas are great, and there are tons of recipes for good pizza dough. Just be gentle when you form it and cook it in the hottest oven you can manage!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 04:23 PM (dLLD6)

50 I made beanie weanie
couple oreos for dessert
and a rather delightful '20 Diet Coke
livin' the dream, guys

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 05, 2020 04:23 PM (iTXRQ)

51 The crust is the part I'm really stuck on. I have a ton of ideas for pizzas (roasted garlic with grilled chicken, maybe a pesto sauce? Or a white pizza with spinach. No one else in my house would eat either of those...), but the one time I tried to make it, the crust was like 2" thick. I'm good at cookies and cakes but have very little experience with breads.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (rWZ8Y)

52 Yay food!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (VFSL0)

53 There is something in the crock pot. no idea what it is. Meat. Crock Pot Meat. It'll do.

Posted by: jsg at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (POXG+)

54 One of my top 5 favorite meals.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:23 PM (cF8AT)

Stuffed baby heads?

Man...you are weird.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (dLLD6)

55 My buddy in the Army (half Korean, but with the whitest name ever - think of a name like Brian Nelson) gave me some of his mother's kimchi, and I loved it. It's one of those things where every family has its own version. His mom's was spicy, but not all heat. Very tasty. Another buddy had married a Korean girl and her kimchi was good too, but more mild.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (x8Wzq)

56 I'm good at cookies and cakes but have very little experience with breads.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel


I've been watching a lot of travel/cooking shows and I want to make naan bread.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 04:26 PM (Bd48Y)

57 >>Stuffed baby heads?

>>Man...you are weird.

Well she is a bear.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 04:26 PM (ZLI7S)

58 Stuffed baby heads?

Man...you are weird.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (dLLD6)

Great with maple syrup.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:27 PM (cF8AT)

59 Going to be a lonely Easter. Kidlet has to work and sil is prepping for back surgery. I'll do a ham steak, scalloped potatoes and cuc salad. May try to make a Lemon Angel Food cake from scratch and take 1/2 to the kids.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 04:28 PM (vF+fs)

60 Told young son in Kuwait that I'm dosing his mon and I with a daily prophylactic of juniper hydroquinine. He was concerned we were self-medicating Told him the British military invented it and have used it for centuries. Heck, even the late Queen Mum used it in large doses for most of her hundred-plus years.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 05, 2020 04:28 PM (HuH1F)

61 I really like kimchee, goes with so many dishes.

Posted by: Ha at April 05, 2020 04:29 PM (odrqb)

62 I have a home coffee roaster. Yes, fresh roasted coffee beans taste dramatically better than what you buy in the store.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 04:29 PM (Uu+Jp)

63 {{Infidel}}

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:29 PM (dUJdY)

64 I really like kimchee, goes with so many dishes.
Posted by: Ha at April 05, 2020 04:29 PM (odrqb)


I've been meaning to try kimchi macaroni and cheese, one of these days.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:30 PM (t+qrx)

65 63 .

Posted by: saf at April 05, 2020 04:29 PM (5IHGB)



That's the most lucid posting I've ever seen from you.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 05, 2020 04:30 PM (7s3Gx)

66 Told young son in Kuwait that I'm dosing his mon and I with a daily prophylactic of juniper hydroquinine. He was concerned we were self-medicating Told him the British military invented it and have used it for centuries. Heck, even the late Queen Mum used it in large doses for most of her hundred-plus years.
Posted by: Charles the Simple


ISWYDT.
Gin & tonic.

Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 04:30 PM (Bd48Y)

67 58 Stuffed baby heads?

Man...you are weird.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (dLLD6)

Great with maple syrup.
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:27 PM (cF8AT)


Waffle tots!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 04:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

68 67 58 Stuffed baby heads?

Man...you are weird.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (dLLD6)

Great with maple syrup.
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:27 PM (cF8AT)


Waffle tots!
Posted by: All Hail Eris

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And Lady Fingers!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 04:31 PM (Y4EXg)

69
my mom called a bit ago.....she told me to make a leg of lamb, veges and enough wine for all and a bottle of sherry for her.

at 89, she is fed up with this chineseflu.
wants nothing more than to be with family and go to church.

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 04:31 PM (N7HnM)

70
"I roasted a duck last night, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. "

The duck wasn't.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 05, 2020 04:32 PM (WlF9n)

71 Happy Birthday Jewells, elbow hugs to you!

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 04:32 PM (vF+fs)

72 I've been meaning to try kimchi macaroni and cheese, one of these days.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:30 PM (t+qrx)
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It's good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 04:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

73 Need to call aunt to see if Easter dinner is a go or not, no idea at all

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 04:33 PM (ZCEU2)

74 I've been meaning to try kimchi macaroni and cheese, one of these days.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:30 PM

Never heard of that, sounds interesting.


Oh and now I'm looking at coffee roasters. Think I may buy one.

Posted by: Ha at April 05, 2020 04:34 PM (odrqb)

75 Happy Birthday, Jewells. So nice that your daughter is preparing your birthday dinner. Enjoy!

Posted by: washrivergal at April 05, 2020 04:34 PM (VuPN9)

76 "I roasted a duck last night, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. "

The duck wasn't.
Posted by: Gooshy at April 05, 2020 04:32 PM (WlF9n)

DES-PIC-able bastard.
-Daffy

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 04:34 PM (A5zUN)

77 Easter dinner at Mom's will be lamb burgers and cucumber salad.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 04:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

78 I am going to support a local and very good Italian restaurant by getting take out of a pizza and penne with meatballs. My friend gave me a gift certificate as a way to support local businesses. Everybody knows by now I don't like to cook on Sunday afternoon or evening if I can avoid it. and since I have spent about three hours in the car yesterday and today delivering crosses made from last years palms and a little prayer for Palm Sunday I am definitely lazy cooking wise.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 04:35 PM (WI7YS)

79 My mother is 80. She's making fish Friday (bless her, since she hates fish but Dad and I love it), a turkey for Easter, and has a ham for sometime in the week.

She and Dad are going grocery shopping in the big city sometime this week, possibly Sam's Club. Very brave octogenarians!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 04:36 PM (/+bwe)

80
Gotta love Daffy!

Posted by: Gooshy at April 05, 2020 04:37 PM (WlF9n)

81 Easter dinner at Mom's will be lamb burgers and cucumber salad.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 04:34 PM (Dc2NZ)


Righteous.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:37 PM (t+qrx)

82 Happy 29th birthday, Jewells! And many happy returns!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 04:37 PM (/+bwe)

83 Corned beef was on sale after St. P's day so I slow baked a corned beef brisket at low temp with the top packed with brown sugar according to a recipe I found online.

Seemed a little strange but it tasted great, very tender. And I made a reduction sauce with the drippings using a little balsamic vinegar. Went well with the potatoes. Everyone was pretty happy with it.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 04:37 PM (l6b3d)

84 Okay, a lot of stuff in my wheelhouse this week. First, pizza crust recipe. Don't usually like Bobby Flay but he has the best pizza dough recipe. You have to pick the toppings. Have made it on the grill and in the oven. Pro tip: the hotter the heat source the better.

https://tinyurl.com/y2aa4nlj

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 04:38 PM (fTtFy)

85 What kind of mason jars are those? I take it they are handy for fermentations.



I'd really like to make some red sauerkraut, but my one effort was a Fail.

www.masontops.com

If you google homemade sauerkraut you'll find a ton of recipes. I found that if I weighed the salt in grams I was more successful. Each brand weighs out differently.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 04:39 PM (K22Va)

86 the salsa video mirrors the mimics the music industry

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 04:39 PM (rpxSz)

87 There will be no Easter dinner this year.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 04:39 PM (NWiLs)

88 I've been using my instapot more and more often. A very versatile piece of equipment. Thinking back, I probably could of gotten by with just that as a college kid and done pretty good.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 04:40 PM (l6b3d)

89 I've heard you can roast coffee in a popcorn popper. You can use the type that is a pot with a paddle that rotates around the bottom to keep beans from burning on the bottom. And I believe one of our own Morons uses a hot air popper.

Posted by: Emmie's kitteh at April 05, 2020 04:40 PM (ouBhA)

90 Second, brisket. CBD, I finally tried your friend's sous vide/smoker recipe this week. It was magnificent. Best I ever made at home and husband says it's in the running for best he's ever eaten at a commercial establishment. (We are Texans: that's high praise.) I will never do anything else. Plus, used the cheapest brisket possible because of what's available these days.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 04:41 PM (fTtFy)

91 bluebell's recipes definitely are worth waiting for, but for goodness' sake, don't shiver in anticipation, m'kay?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 04:42 PM (DMUuz)

92
88 i find the same. using it more than ever.

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 04:42 PM (N7HnM)

93 And it was a good day today in spite of all this bullshit going on. I got my stuff out and I got inspired!! Felt so good to make some pretties Even if I don't sell them.. it felt nice.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:43 PM (dUJdY)

94 https://preview.tinyurl.com/rgdjfhj

Roast coffee on the grill

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 04:44 PM (ouBhA)

95 If you google homemade sauerkraut you'll find a ton of recipes. I found that if I weighed the salt in grams I was more successful. Each brand weighs out differently.
Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 04:39 PM


The best salt I've found for sauerkraut (or any fermentations) is Redmond Real Salt (https://redmond.life/realsalt/).

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 04:45 PM (DMUuz)

96 I love your bracelets, Jewells. I stopped wearing them in general because of the teeny-tiny clasps. Those slip-ons and especially the big coil ones are fantastic!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 04:45 PM (/+bwe)

97 Bone Apertite, ya'll

Happy Birthday Jewells and a belated wish to Jim SND.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM (BQEAt)

98 I have decided to start making cooking/baking "how to" videos. I have had at least 10 people ask me for my recipes for this or that, so I figure must be a huge reservoir of potential viewers out there. I know there is a lot of competition on you tube but by being so handsome, charming and witty I figure I should get rich. If only I can figure out how. I do have plenty of time. What to call my show....

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM (ofIwF)

99 Chicken Fried Steak and Home Made Fries tonight, and yes I capitalized.

Posted by: rammajamma at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM (SwWMX)

100 1. I LOVE kimchi. My Japanese wife makes homemade with inspiration from a Korean friend. Ambrosia!!!

2. I have a friend who roasts his coffee beans in an air popper. Hmmm.

Posted by: Mikey at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM (qV2Ee)

101 Zoom meeting a pic of a ham sandwich to my sister might be amusing but it's not going to be anywhere near the foodie casserole she always whips up.

Posted by: DaveA at April 05, 2020 04:48 PM (FhXTo)

102 Good chance next week KT might have pictures from a coffee farm soon.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 04:48 PM (ZCEU2)

103 And finally home roasting of coffee. Oh lordy. I have been living in this world for 20 years. Husband is the coffee maven. He knows about all there is to know for a home roaster.

We've been buying green beans from Sweet Maria's for 20 years. Had an expensive roaster, but there's a subculture race-to-the-bottom for the cheapest way to roast your coffee so we are now at a combination of: (1) old wok, (2) induction cooktop, and (3) two $10 heat guns from Harbor Freight. No really.

I get home roasted, freshly ground, freshly brewed cappuccino every morning. And yes, I am the luckiest woman in central Texas. Possibly the USA.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 04:49 PM (fTtFy)

104 A popcorn popper can be used to roast coffee. Expect a lot of smoke.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 04:49 PM (94WAg)

105 I will miss the elderly couple we've had over for Easter dinner the past several years. He's the 94 y.o WWII vet who came ashore at Normandy. CBD, I sent you the video of the TV interview he did here.

Welp, his dementia-suffering wife is divorcing him and he's not contesting it. Her granddaughter has moved her into a nearby memory care facility, and his daughter has moved him into an assisted living facility until the Bat Soup flu passes and she can move him to Michigan to live hear her.

He face timed us a little while ago, to tell us how much he loves and misses us. I thought he was going to cry. We promised him we would come to visit him as soon as we're allowed.

What a sad Easter table mine will be.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:49 PM (ptqGC)

106 Jewells! Happy birthday! Just wrote you back. Love the pictures of the bracelets and can't wait to get them. Thank you so much.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 04:50 PM (/669Q)

107 Had an expensive roaster, but there's a subculture race-to-the-bottom
for the cheapest way to roast your coffee so we are now at a combination
of: (1) old wok, (2) induction cooktop, and (3) two $10 heat guns from
Harbor Freight. No really.[i/]

You have a cook top? Luxury! We roast ours over a dung fire. It's difficult to keep the cows from moving while we're roasting.

Posted by: pep at April 05, 2020 04:52 PM (T6t7i)

108 >>> 99 Chicken Fried Steak and Home Made Fries tonight, and yes I capitalized.
Posted by: rammajamma at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM


Oooh! And the white pepper gravy?

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 04:52 PM (l6b3d)

Posted by: pep at April 05, 2020 04:52 PM (T6t7i)

110 Since son#2 can't make it home we're skipping supper, but sticking with modified brunch menu with some virus modifications, due to lack of resources.

Brunch will be Baked Mexican Egg Scramble, Butter pecan coffee cake*, Millionaire Bacon, Smoked Salmon, and Mimosa's. It's enough to keep the traditional feel.

*Sarah Lee will be providing the coffee cake, since I can't find canned biscuits to make monkey bread.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 04:53 PM (Dhht7)

111 Happy birthday Jewells!

Enjoy your homemade dinner!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:53 PM (cF8AT)

112 Thanks Naughty Pine! I love love making stuff for ya'll.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:53 PM (dUJdY)

113 I had some tequila/lime pork chops left over so I decided to shred them and make tacos out of it. I have a new favorite.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 04:53 PM (BQEAt)

114 Jane D'oh, that is heart-breaking. I hope you can keep in touch with him even when he moves here near his daughter.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 04:54 PM (/+bwe)

115 Welp, his dementia-suffering wife is divorcing him and he's not contesting it. Her granddaughter has moved her into a nearby memory care facility, and his daughter has moved him into an assisted living facility until the Bat Soup flu passes and she can move him to Michigan to live hear her.


Divorced at 94?!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:55 PM (cF8AT)

116 Here's my recipe for the pizza crust:

1 Tbsp yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
3 cups bread flour
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

It's a little more bread-like than I would prefer, but my family likes it.

I usually throw the yeast, sugar, and water together for 10 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. Let it rise once, and hand stretch the dough.

I also prick the dough with a fork after shaping, and throw it into a 475 degree oven for 1 minute. Pull it out, add your sauce and toppings, and put it back in for 7 more minutes (or to whatever doneness you prefer)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 05, 2020 04:55 PM (CAJOC)

117 I see you're using the same Haggadah as us, although we're short one copy and fill in with the old Maxwell House standby.

A ziesen pesach to all!

Posted by: 370H55V at April 05, 2020 04:55 PM (WusEB)

118 Sometime earlier this week I watched a video about making fat washed liquor. Specifically, bacon fat washed bourbon.
Directions were to gently cook off the bacon, pour off the fat and put the liquid in the freezer long enough for the fat to solidify and be removed.
Mix bourbon and bacon fat according to recipe and use in cocktail.
Any fat can be used, for instance butter.

I love bacon but I'm not sure about bacon flavored bourbon.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 04:56 PM (94WAg)

119 Happy B'day Jewells!!!

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 04:56 PM (Dhht7)

120 115 Welp, his dementia-suffering wife is divorcing him and he's not contesting it. Her granddaughter has moved her into a nearby memory care facility, and his daughter has moved him into an assisted living facility until the Bat Soup flu passes and she can move him to Michigan to live hear her.


Divorced at 94?!
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:55 PM (cF8AT)

That is severely fucked up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 04:56 PM (NWiLs)

121 I think I'll pull out the frozen spiral cut ham and use it in beans, fried with eggs, sandwiches, etc. until it's coming out of my ears. Then take the bone with a lot of meat on it and make some awesome garlic split pea soup. That should kill near a month of corona.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 04:56 PM (K22Va)

122 Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:57 PM (dUJdY)

123 It's Jewells' birthday? Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 04:57 PM (NWiLs)

124 Thanks Insom!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 04:57 PM (dUJdY)

125 I love bacon but I'm not sure about bacon flavored bourbon.


Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 04:56 PM

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We tried bacon flavored vodka at the VFW to make Bloody Mary's. It did not go over well.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 04:57 PM (JUOKG)

126 I had some tequila/lime pork chops left over so I decided to shred them and make tacos out of it. I have a new favorite.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 04:53 PM (BQEAt)


That sounds good!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:58 PM (ptqGC)

127 Happy Birthday Jewells45!

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 04:59 PM (K22Va)

128 98 I have decided to start making cooking/baking "how to" videos. I have had at least 10 people ask me for my recipes for this or that, so I figure must be a huge reservoir of potential viewers out there. I know there is a lot of competition on you tube but by being so handsome, charming and witty I figure I should get rich. If only I can figure out how. I do have plenty of time. What to call my show....

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM (ofIwF)

"A moron in the kitchen"?
"Morons CAN cook!"?
"Hold muh beer in the kitchen"?

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:59 PM (cF8AT)

129 Welp, his dementia-suffering wife is divorcing him and he's not contesting it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:49
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???? WTH? Something smells fishy here.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:00 PM (Dhht7)

130 The cocktail I saw made with bacon bourbon involved maple syrup. I can hear CBD saying NO NO NO.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 05:00 PM (94WAg)

131 Welp, his dementia-suffering wife is divorcing him and he's not contesting it.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:49

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???? WTH? Something smells fishy here.


Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:00 PM

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Yep. Someone is after whatever money is there.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 05:01 PM (JUOKG)

132
Art R.

I been doing the (dedicated) wok to roast green coffee for a decade now.
and someone above mentioned Sweet Maria a a source of green beans. i buy from them and they deliver.

When roasting in a wok you must be there the whole time tending your beans. keep 'em moving and know the signs of that second pop crack and to cool immediately, depending on choice of roast.

usually i roast beans and then grill something

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 05:02 PM (N7HnM)

133 Welp, his dementia-suffering wife is divorcing him and he's not contesting it.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 04:49

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???? WTH? Something smells fishy here.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:00 PM (Dhht7)


She's been really mean and cruel to him for a long time. I think they both decided they'd rather live in some sort of peace than together. He's her third husband (she was widowed twice). It's terribly sad for both of them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:02 PM (ptqGC)

134 Happy birthday, Jewells!

This is what we used to recite in a little church in central Texas for birthdays:

Many happy returns on the day of thy birth;
May sunshine and gladness be given.
And may the dear Father prepare thee on earth
For a beautiful birthday in heaven!

Posted by: Emmie at April 05, 2020 05:03 PM (ouBhA)

135 Jane, it is a really simple recipe. I'm thinking I will make up a bunch for the pre-MoMe drinks and appetizers in the barn at my house.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:03 PM (BQEAt)

136 so there's a click bait ad on the frontpage with "cute puppies and the tag "Vets warn: the one meat all dogs should avoid"

and I think- Bat! right?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 05:04 PM (G546f)

137 The roasters are WAY overpriced, and only roast (typically) 1/2 cup at a time. They tend to have digital controls and LCD display, that hork due to the heat. Guess where they are made. Junk. Ask me how I know.

All you really need is a cast iron frying pan. You can be sure the folks down in Jamaica, Costa Rico and Brazil, etc, aren't using foo-foo $300 air roasters.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 05:04 PM (d2mYc)

138 Jewells, Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 05:04 PM (G546f)

139 I made this low-carb chicken, cheese and artichoke dish last night, and my husband said it was one of the best chicken dishes I've ever made:

https://tinyurl.com/sfcy8p5

It was so quick and easy to make, and you could eat the sauce that tops the chicken with a spoon. Omg.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:05 PM (ptqGC)

140 Krustiest

You are totally on point--as far as I am told. Listening to the cracks is the trick and I have even had the patience to listen to it occasionally.

Got several pounds of Sweet Maria's beans waiting to be roasted as soon as the weather gets better.

But yeah, you should roast outdoors. Definitely.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 05:05 PM (fTtFy)

141 The whole Sabin clan normally would gather at daughter's house for Easter dinner. (Some times SIL 's parents tag along, but they just sit there like bumps on a log. Party poopers.) Daughter would cook a ham in the slow cooker and a leg of lamb in the sous vide followed by grilling to make it nice and crispy. The rest of us would bring the side dishes and desserts. But, of course, that's out the window this year.

I'm not allowed to eat ham and the XO will not eat lamb under any circumtances. I'm not supposed to eat potatoes either. So we are going to have a couple of good steaks and garlic bread. Whoop-de-do!!!!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 05:05 PM (w96zf)

142 A ziesen pesach to all!

Posted by: 370H55V at April 05, 2020 04:55 PM (WusEB)

That's not my Seder table...that is a photo I found on the internet. I looked for a photo of mine but couldn't find one!

And now that I think about it I should have taken a photo of all of my Seder plates!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 05:05 PM (dLLD6)

143 Does anyone know when the WH presser is suppose to be on? Trump tweeted that it would be on in a 'short while' two hours ago.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:08 PM (cF8AT)

144 Jane, that looks really good!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 05:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

145 Does anyone know when the WH presser is suppose to be on? Trump tweeted that it would be on in a 'short while' two hours ago.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:08 PM (cF8AT)


I thought they were only going to have the presser if there was new news to report?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:09 PM (ptqGC)

146 Happy Birthday, Jewells, and many more.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 05, 2020 05:09 PM (a4EWo)

147
Art of Rondelet...

central Texas...

your nick presumes a male but...

i shall stop.

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 05:09 PM (N7HnM)

148 No, Krustiest. I'm a girl. Like Ben Had.

Don't mess with Texas women. Better to interact with us as men. Not that we mind being women. Just not THOSE women,

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 05:11 PM (fTtFy)

149
Jane, that looks really good!



Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 05:08 PM (Dc2NZ)


It really is! I've made a lot of chicken dishes in my time, and that is one of the best. My husband said it wouldn't hurt his feelings if I made it once a week.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:11 PM (ptqGC)

150 UK PM Boris Johnson in the hospital with Chinese Beer Flu

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 05, 2020 05:12 PM (cknjq)

151 Oh I just reread his tweet. The task force meeting was in 'a short while'. Unsure about having a presser...

Nevermind...carry on.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:12 PM (cF8AT)

152 Remove the duck skin, slice into small squares, throw it in a pot with a half cup or so of water. Cook until the fat is all rendered and skin is crispy.

Remove the duck breasts. Season with herbs, cover with salt on all sides, put in the fridge for a week. Remove from salt, rinse, wrap with cloth, and hang in the basement for another 2 weeks. Slice prosciutto thin.

Everything else gets broken down, thrown in a shallow pan with the duck fat and roasted for 2-3 hours to make confit.

Posted by: egd at April 05, 2020 05:12 PM (v9lde)

153 Don't mess with Texas women. Better to interact with us as men. Not that we mind being women. Just not THOSE women,
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 05:11 PM (fTtFy)

This statement confuses me.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 05:12 PM (NWiLs)

154 It was so quick and easy to make, and you could eat the sauce that tops the chicken with a spoon. Omg.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:05 PM (ptqGC)

That looks really good!

I may make it even though I'd have to down a whole bottle of lactaid pills.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:13 PM (cF8AT)

155 That looks really good!



I may make it even though I'd have to down a whole bottle of lactaid pills.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:13 PM (cF8AT)


Go for it! I *may* have added extra parm on top before placing the casserole in the oven.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:15 PM (ptqGC)

156 Just got off the phone with my parents. Nothing exciting. Found out our glorious governor Beshear is trying to keep anyone from entering or leaving the state. So I am now planning a day trip out of state. Maybe drive up to Muncie and see my grandparent's old house. Would be a nice drive.

While on the phone, noticed some nails in the boards of the balcony were coming up, so got the claw hammer out and pounded those little bastards back in. Excitement!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 05:15 PM (A5zUN)

157 @jason_meister 9 minutes ago

BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for #coronavirus in what officials say is the first known infection of an animal in the U.S.

Da fuq?!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:16 PM (cF8AT)

158 i i i i i i
( ______l

Jewells made a birthdah cake for you, hope it comes out

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

159 Hi all,
Sorry I am late to the party. Gnubreed, the jars I use are Ball wide mouth quart jars. Easier to pack it all in there. I am fairly new to fermenting but the key to the salt is not to use iodized salt, it kills the ferment, I use Himalayan sea salt. The tops on the jars are fermentation airlocks in silicone. Got them online, not too expensive, they let the gases out and over flow of juices so the jars don't explode and you don't have to burp them. The batch will be done tomorrow so I will let you know how it came out next week. Hang in there everyone!

Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at April 05, 2020 05:17 PM (Eeh1E)

160 Does anyone know when the WH presser is suppose to be on? Trump tweeted that it would be on in a 'short while' two hours ago.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:08

Wasn't it you that shared his tweet saying he may not have it if nothing new to report. I was figuring he opted not to have it.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:17 PM (Dhht7)

161 Amen. Art Rondelet

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:17 PM (BQEAt)

162 Go for it! I *may* have added extra parm on top before placing the casserole in the oven.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:15 PM (ptqGC)

Good girl!

I'd probably use real garlic rather than power.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:17 PM (cF8AT)

163 Close try again

i i i i i i
(________)

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

164 Tried the corned beef hash with lower carb turnips instead of potatoes as shown in a Serious Keto video.

Everyone thought it was great; no one could tell those white chunks were turnips.

I don't think Steve gave the net carbs or macros in the video, but I didn't care. :-)

Posted by: Gem at April 05, 2020 05:18 PM (65i3Q)

165 BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for #coronavirus in what officials say is the first known infection of an animal in the U.S.

Da fuq?!
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:16 PM (cF8AT)

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Tiger Handler at April 05, 2020 05:18 PM (A5zUN)

166 Wasn't it you that shared his tweet saying he may not have it if nothing new to report. I was figuring he opted not to have it.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:17 PM (Dhht7)

Yes, I read it wrong. See 151.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:19 PM (cF8AT)

167 Ben--

You da man, um, girl!

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 05:19 PM (fTtFy)

168 BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for #coronavirus in what officials say is the first known infection of an animal in the U.S.

Da fuq?!
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:16 PM (cF8AT)

*shifty eyes*
Posted by: Tiger Handler



F'n Carole Baskin!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 05:19 PM (Bd48Y)

169 Ah, here it is...
---------------------
312 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago

I will be having a White House CoronaVirus Task Force meeting in a short while. May or may not do a News Conference after the meeting, depending on new information. Talks & meetings today are proving promising, but a rough two weeks are coming up!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 03:35

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:20 PM (Dhht7)

170 Hah, just read your @166 Tami.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:21 PM (Dhht7)

171 Nice Hot Top roaster. I've gotten way into the roasting game, and there is just no comparison with most coffee you can buy, partly because you're likely to be using better beans, and partly because it can be hard to find coffee that was roasted in the last two weeks, which is about the time that the "stale coffee" flavor, that, to many people is the taste of coffee, starts to creep in.

If you want to get started with roasting, a good way to start is how I did (we'll ignore my initial attempts to do it in a cast iron pan) -- with a hand-cranked popcorn roaster.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 05:21 PM (dOV9E)

172 Art- right back to ya.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:21 PM (BQEAt)

173
Know that I have the greatest respect for the women of Texas!

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM (N7HnM)

174
Just watched the F1 Esports Pro Exhibition, 15 laps at Melbourne, and I'm guessing the real thing wishes they could put on a show that good.
The leader had checked out, but there was an entertaining battle for 4th, part of an 8 car pack that stayed together.
Thumbs up.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM (WlF9n)

175 On the next episode of Tiger King...

Posted by: Gem at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM (65i3Q)

176 Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 05:00 PM (94WAg)

Maple syrup is the perfect sweet component for a Manhattan!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM (dLLD6)

177 Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital 10 days after testing positive.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM (ZLI7S)

178 "A moron in the kitchen"?

"Morons CAN cook!"?

"Hold muh beer in the kitchen"?



Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:59 PM (cF8AT)


How about "How to Cook Like a Moron"? Just need to get one of those chef's shirts and funny hats. And a tripod.

Posted by: Javems at April 05, 2020 05:23 PM (ofIwF)

179 So, I just ordered my first pick order of the stay home order from polesmoker. Texas Roadhouse. Ordered an extra raw steak for the freezer and nice tip. Pick up at the top of the hour.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 05:23 PM (vF+fs)

180 Jane, That chicken looks so very delish, I'm going to grab the ingredients the next time I go to the market. I am salivating just thinking about it. Have you tried other recipes from that site? It looks interesting.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 05, 2020 05:23 PM (a4EWo)

181 157 BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for #coronavirus in what officials say is the first known infection of an animal in the U.S.

Da fuq?!
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:16 PM (cF8AT)


I'll stay out on the path, while Jim goes into the cage and tests the tiger for coronavirus.

When life tests you, it's good to have the helping hand of Mutual of Omaha, for all your life insurance needs.

Posted by: Zombie Marlon Perkins at April 05, 2020 05:23 PM (dOV9E)

182 177 Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital 10 days after testing positive.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM (ZLI7S)

Yikes. Prayers up, to counteract the evil shit that is now undoubtedly being said.

Posted by: Gem at April 05, 2020 05:24 PM (65i3Q)

183 Insom, all confusion will be cleared up when you come to the MoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:24 PM (BQEAt)

184 With just three of us, this is be a small Seder.
While others were fighting over the TP, I hoarded the good matzoh at the store.

Posted by: TexasJew at April 05, 2020 05:25 PM (c+cGk)

185 177 Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital 10 days after testing positive.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM (ZLI7S)

I read a couple of days ago his pregnant girlfriend has it too but was mostly over it.

The most surprising thing about that story was that he had a pregnant girlfriend.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:25 PM (cF8AT)

186 Thanks again everyone!! Enjoying my birthday!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 05:25 PM (dUJdY)

187 The most surprising thing about that story was that he had a pregnant girlfriend.
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:25 PM (cF8AT)

This hair gets all the chicks.

Posted by: Boris at April 05, 2020 05:26 PM (A5zUN)

188
Roasting your own coffee beans is great.

I started and ran a coffee roasting company for about 15 years. Every growing season with each bean, I had to roast and taste the batch of beans to compare with last season's crop, and adjust flavor profiles accordingly, kind of like red wine grapes, but the finished product is a whole lot cheaper.

Many times I would make a pot of coffee and taste a few ounces. Tasters just throw some grounds in a cup, pour hot water on it, and use a spoon. I found that I would get a better sampling if I made a batch using the same equipment as my customers (offices and independent restaurants). Lots of left over coffee.

The oils in coffee beans turn rancid from the oxygen in the air over time. Those bags of gourmet coffee in the store you buy, there is a little one-way degassing valve, usually in the front built into the bag.

They bag and seal the beans soon after cooling, so they continue to degas for about 5 days, which is carbon atoms of a cooked item pushing away those oxygen atoms in the air that are trying to get into the bag.

Rancid coffee oils are similar to rancid olive oil. You can roast a batch to last you 3 weeks if you keep the roasted coffee in an airtight container in the shelf, never ever in the refrigerator.

There are a few old popcorn air poppers that work well, but eventually the oils clog them up and there is no way to clean them.


The best source for a home roaster for a variety of beans sold in small quantities is Sweet Maria's, in Oakland, CA but they ship everywhere.

https://www.sweetmarias.com/

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 05:26 PM (sy5kK)

189 Did I read that Kate is preggers again? If so, you go, girl.

Posted by: Gem at April 05, 2020 05:27 PM (65i3Q)

190 Gooshy...isn't that more or less how the real thing goes except that the battle is for 7th? (I say this as someone who is looking forward to the season resuming)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 05, 2020 05:27 PM (rWZ8Y)

191 Watching Hunt for Red October.

Beverley Crusher is telling the Coffee is for Closers guy that he is going to be late.

Darth Vader!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 05:28 PM (A5zUN)

192 When life gives me social distancing and duck, I get to have all the duck.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:28 PM (BQEAt)

193 I always enjoy the food thread, CBD!
Got some ribeyes for the grill tonight..

any suggestions on some different way to prepare russet potatoes to go with the steaks?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:29 PM (CjFDo)

194 186 Thanks again everyone!! Enjoying my birthday!
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 05:25 PM (dUJdY),

Oh, happy b-day, Jewells! Hope it's sunny, you have lots of presents, and you have fun things to eat!

Posted by: Gem at April 05, 2020 05:30 PM (65i3Q)

195 I just put a 2" thick NY strip on the pellet grill. I'll get it to about 110F then reverse sear both sides.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 05, 2020 05:30 PM (aVmAZ)

196 188 The best source for a home roaster for a variety of beans sold in small quantities is Sweet Maria's, in Oakland, CA but they ship everywhere.

https://www.sweetmarias.com/
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 05:26 PM (sy5kK)


Second this. I've gotten many, many great beans from them, almost all under $8/lb. They go a great job of providing useful descriptions of the taste profile of the coffee. That helps you to pick out things you're likely to like, but it's also handy because if you're not getting those flavors out of it, you want to think about how to adjust your roast. Also they roast at a variety of darkness levels and give a recommended range for that bean.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 05:30 PM (dOV9E)

197 From the previous thread:

"The best part of course is that it is now perfectly acceptable to look at someone in a store or on the street and say, "Get the fvck away from me," something that many of us have wanted to do for most of our lives but were constrained by convention."

Mrs Eeyore really liked that. (Though I cannot imagine her doing so. Too many generations of the Virginia of yore. But she'd like to.)

Posted by: Eeyore at April 05, 2020 05:30 PM (ZbwAu)

198 Who was that tiger getting Wuhan flu from? And does this prove every living thing in NY has it so best nuke the city now.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 05:31 PM (ZCEU2)

199 What kind of beans are you using now LCD? A blend?

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 05:31 PM (Tnijr)

200 >
183 Insom, all confusion will be cleared up when you come to the MoMe.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 202


Amen

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 05, 2020 05:31 PM (aVmAZ)

201 Happy Birthday, Jewells. May God bless your birthday year!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 05:32 PM (WI7YS)

202 Fridge went out for the last time last week (got new one Saturday, boy are those new LED lights bright in there). We are blessed to have an ancient large cooler from my in-laws that holds cold amazingly, but my veggie and fruit pickle containers were too large to go in and I have to start over. I have some carrots and green beans to start on the veggie one and some Clementines that are a little past their best that I may use for the fruit one.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2020 05:32 PM (uquGJ)

203 A question which just occurred to me, but from the Book Thread. How much of the current decline in IQ is simply due to Joe Biden?

Posted by: Eeyore at April 05, 2020 05:32 PM (ZbwAu)

204 183 Insom, all confusion will be cleared up when you come to the MoMe.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:24 PM (BQEAt)

Well alrighty then!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 05:32 PM (NWiLs)

205
I look foward to meeting the morons at the next Tx mome.

Especially Art and Ben. We will have fun.

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 05:32 PM (N7HnM)

206 198 Who was that tiger getting Wuhan flu from? And does this prove every living thing in NY has it so best nuke the city now.
Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 05:31 PM (ZCEU2)

Good enough for me.

We need to light of of these bastards off to make sure they still work anyway.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 05:32 PM (A5zUN)

207
Gooshy...isn't that more or less how the real thing goes except that the battle is for 7th?

pretty much, yeah. Any spot that pays points. I haven't bothered with the real thing in years, but there's a little bit more aggression here, I think. And it could easily get very competetive; tens of thousands for gear. vs. 20 million or more for a car. Or whatever they go for now.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 05, 2020 05:33 PM (WlF9n)

208 Maud'dib, Benny says Thank You but what are you going to eat?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:33 PM (BQEAt)

209 I joke about Maple Syrup and French Toast, but what, CBD, is your aversion to that particular delicacy? ( I add peanut butter, also.)

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 05, 2020 05:33 PM (R5lpX)

210 krustiest, we look forward to meeting you also.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:35 PM (BQEAt)

211 Heh they have a $20 hot air popper on Sweetmarias. I think we still have one of those. If we do coffee beans in it will they taste like popcorn?

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 05:35 PM (Tnijr)

212 We had sucky prime rib from a local restaurant last night. I need to ask them what the deal is, because they used to be real good.

Tonight, we're having home made Pizza.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 05, 2020 05:36 PM (R5lpX)

213 Happy Birthday Jewels!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:37 PM (CjFDo)

214 happy birthday, Jewells! Sending you virtual cupcakes and champagne.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 05:37 PM (a0IVu)

215 Thanks again everyone!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 05:38 PM (dUJdY)

216 Thanks again everyone!! Enjoying my birthday!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 05:25 PM (dUJdY)


Imma bout to pour a Tito's and toast your birthday! And to many, many more!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 05:39 PM (ptqGC)

217 For Easter we will be eating whatever is left here... haven't been to the grocers for a month... Did get a Costco order through and Daughter has picked up some stuff, so we're okay

Posted by: It's me donna at April 05, 2020 05:39 PM (5bxa0)

218
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 05, 2020 05:25 PM (dUJdY)


Happy Birthday! Twenty -Nine?

Posted by: It's me donna at April 05, 2020 05:39 PM (5bxa0)

219 I'm on a beef stew tear. I made a Chinese beef with garlic recipe, which has 6 lbs of beef shank and 1/2 lb of peeled garlic cloves. Yes, 1/2 lb. You brown the cloves thoroughly in the oil, and they tame down like roasted garlic does, and add a huge savory quality to the sauce. You'd think it would have to be overwhelming, but it's not.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 05:39 PM (dOV9E)

220 Chi-Town Jerry, You might not have time to do these today, but if you soften one stick of butter and mix it with one envelope of Lipton onion soup until it is a paste-like consistency, then take your russets or any kind of potato and slice into four or five slices, add the paste between the slices and sort of put the potato back together again and wrap in foil (I usually double wrap, because they leak a lot of that butter). Bake at 400 for at least an hour and fifteen minutes. My Mom always called them potatoes a la David, because my brother loved them so much. Any leftovers are darn good in a fry pan the next morning for breakfast taters.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 05, 2020 05:40 PM (a4EWo)

221 I just put a 2" thick NY strip on the pellet grill. I'll get it to about 110F then reverse sear both sides.

Posted by: Muad'dib

..............
Does it get any smoke flavor? I can't imagine it stays in for very long?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:40 PM (CjFDo)

222 Happy Birthday Jewells.

Sorry, watching Hunt for Red October. James Bond is breaking some guy's neck.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 05:40 PM (A5zUN)

223 Hopefully we will make the Texas MoMe this year. Last year we couldn't because of...reasons.

We really want to be there.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 05, 2020 05:40 PM (fTtFy)

224 Philosophical question: If CNN reports and nobody is at the airport does it make a sound?

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 05:40 PM (Eicbe)

225 Going simple for dinner. Taters and kielbasa in olive oil and seasonings, roasted in the oven for a while.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 05:41 PM (x8Wzq)

226 224 Philosophical question: If CNN reports and nobody is at the airport does it make a sound?
Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 05:40 PM (Eicbe)


False premise. CNN hasn't done reporting in years.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 05:41 PM (dOV9E)

227
"If CNN reports and nobody is at the airport does it make a sound?"
it's more of a fart then a sound

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:42 PM (LfHBm)

228 any suggestions on some different way to prepare russet potatoes to go with the steaks?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:29
-----------------------------
Poke'm with a fork. Rub with oil oil, butter, or Crisco. Cover with kosher salt, seasoned salt, or whatever's your poison. Wrap in foil and toss grill for about an hour at 350.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:42 PM (Dhht7)

229 I will watch live streaming Easter Mass. Easter also just happens to be our 40th wedding anniversary. We are going to make fillet on the grill, open a bottle of good wine, and have martinis and cigars on the patio if it is warm enough. Alone is not a problem.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 05, 2020 05:42 PM (Vf4Y7)

230 Hubby saw a dish on a cooking show. He gave me the ingredients and I made it. Pretty good. Basically tacos made in a cast iron skillet in the oven. Topped with chips and cheese. I scooped and ate. He had his in tortillas. Margarita for me.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 05, 2020 05:42 PM (JVgnl)

231 Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz
.........
Thanks Debby! Not today as I am trying not to git the store too often, but I will keep this recipe for later! Sounds interesting! I'll get some Lipton's next shopping outing.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:43 PM (CjFDo)

232 We had carry out BBQ tonight from a family joint that was recently listed in Texas Monthly as one of the best 25 new BBQ in Texas. Hope they survive through this crap.

Posted by: Aviator at April 05, 2020 05:44 PM (2cuLk)

233 I'd like to order some green bean for Mrs f'd but have no idea what kind. She's the coffee conisour and makes iced coffee and espresso sometimes too. I like a good cup of coffee, but usually one Sams kuerig cup a day suits me ok.

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 05:44 PM (Tnijr)

234 Poke'm with a fork. Rub with oil oil, butter, or
Crisco. Cover with kosher salt, seasoned salt, or whatever's your
poison. Wrap in foil and toss grill for about an hour at 350.





Posted by: olddog in mo
.......
yeah.. that's roughly what I usually do.. I shoulda said so..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:45 PM (CjFDo)

235 PDT is going to have an Easter Sunday presser and there is going to be a huge meltdown

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 05:46 PM (PUmDY)

236 Easter also just happens to be our 40th wedding anniversary. We are going to make fillet on the grill, open a bottle of good wine, and have martinis and cigars on the patio if it is warm enough. Alone is not a problem.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 05, 2020 05:42
--------------------------------
Congratulations. Sounds like a wonderful a day. Looking foward to my 40th in Dec.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:46 PM (Dhht7)

237 Taters...about 6 to 9 minutes in the microwave, depending on size.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 05, 2020 05:46 PM (R5lpX)

238

"Poke'm with a fork. Rub with oil oil, butter, or

Crisco. Cover with kosher salt, seasoned salt, or whatever's your

poison. Wrap in foil and toss grill for about an hour at 350.
"
You only forgot the freshly ground pepper..

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:47 PM (LfHBm)

239 Taters...about 6 to 9 minutes in the microwave, depending on size.

Half way through be sure to turn them over

Posted by: It's me donna at April 05, 2020 05:47 PM (5bxa0)

240 Was planning to have sous vided lamb leg finished on the grill. It's been sealed and waiting in the RMBSMom's freezer for over a month. Looks like I'll be doing some nice lamb loin chops by myself instead.

On the plus side, I definitely do not have the Egg Drop Croup. Yay me!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 05:48 PM (ejd/p)

241 WH 7pm et

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 05:49 PM (WX+x0)

242
"PDT is going to have an Easter Sunday presser and there is going to be a huge meltdown"

ayeaw hope he had pillow man Lindel there too...

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:49 PM (LfHBm)

243 >
Does it get any smoke flavor? I can't imagine it stays in for very long?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:40 PM (CjFDo)


It does. It takes about an hour at 225 to get the meat center to 110.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 05, 2020 05:49 PM (aVmAZ)

244 any suggestions on some different way to prepare russet potatoes to go with the steaks?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:29

Hasselback Potatoes - So good!

This site has great directions: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ugy6buw

Posted by: batterup at April 05, 2020 05:49 PM (K4I9O)

245 {{{Jewells!!!}}}


Happy birthday!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 05:49 PM (TdMsT)

246 yeah.. that's roughly what I usually do.. I shoulda said so..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:45
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Ok, then how about this. Dice the russets. Add diced onions and green peppers (or any color.) Throw in lots of butter and pepper. Salt as desired. Wrap in foil and toss on grill.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:51 PM (Dhht7)

247 any suggestions on some different way to prepare russet potatoes to go with the steaks?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:29


Go to Food Wishes on YouTube and search for the Fondant potato recipe. I make it with smashed garlic and rosemary to flavor. It rocks. Trust me on this.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (ejd/p)

248 Open the presser with prayer and the laying on of hands. That ought to finish off the devil press.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (WX+x0)

249 > 208 Maud'dib, Benny says Thank You but what are you going to eat?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 05:33 PM



Sis, he weighs 67 pounds at 9 months. The boy needs something other than my steak. Like some cottage cheese and celery.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (aVmAZ)

250 You only forgot the freshly ground pepper..

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:47 PM
---------------------------
I put that on after cooking when it's on the plate.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (Dhht7)

251 248 Open the presser with prayer and the laying on of hands. That ought to finish off the devil press.
Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (WX+x0)

Fill the fire suppression system with holy water then set the sprinklers off.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (NWiLs)

252 Press briefing at 7 pm.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 05:53 PM (ZLI7S)

253 ----------------------------------

Ok, then how about this. Dice the russets. Add diced onions and
green peppers (or any color.) Throw in lots of butter and pepper. Salt
as desired. Wrap in foil and toss on grill.

Posted by: olddog in mo
.............
That sounds good.. I was just looking at recipes on the internet, but most look like too much work.. (I'm basically lazy)

This sounds doable. Thanks!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 05:54 PM (CjFDo)

254 JS, you watch that Eugene show? Pretty awesome

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 05:55 PM (PUmDY)

255 BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for #coronavirus
in what officials say is the first known infection of an animal in the
U.S.



Da fuq?!




Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:16 PM

---

Gonna toss the B$ flag on this.


We ain't even testing people who go to the hospital with symptoms and they tested a Tiger?


I will take "Things that did not happen" for $1,000 Alex.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 05:56 PM (JUOKG)

256 Hasselback Potatoes - So good!

This site has great directions: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ugy6buw

Posted by: batterup at April 05, 2020 05:49
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Comment @220 Debbie Wasserman Schultz recipe sounded like a modified version of this. I couldn't remember the name Hasselback. Haven't made them yet, but it's on my bucket list.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:56 PM (Dhht7)

257

"I put that on after cooking when it's on the plate."

does the pepper lose it's bite if on while cooking? or just your preference?

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:57 PM (LfHBm)

258 Wonderful, olddog! You and the Mrs deserve a good anniversary. I hope all this Chinese flu nonsense is over by then.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 05, 2020 05:57 PM (Vf4Y7)

259 anyone else not able to find active dry yeast in the stores? (or flour, for that matter)

even King Arthur Flours on line is out... but i think there is still some available on Amazon.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 05:57 PM (vwf8z)

260 259 anyone else not able to find active dry yeast in the stores? (or flour, for that matter)


Yes... And sugar, and chocolate chips...

Posted by: It's me donna at April 05, 2020 05:57 PM (5bxa0)

261 Tonight, the lovely and delightful Mrs naturalfake is going to make-

Karaage or Japanese Style Fried Chicken

She usually goes whole hog when she makes this and we have a variety pack of 5 or 6 different flavors as well as tempura style fried veggies to go with it.

As much as I love regular fried chicken with biscuits and gravy, this is just as good and a nice change of pace.


Yesterday, i made BBQ'd Pork Ribs.

Ho-hum, another perfect batch. They disappeared in a cloud of smoke and clatter of meat-stripped bones.

Had Gimlets with them as well as fresh guacamole.

Nice meal.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2020 05:57 PM (z0XD8)

262 Yum! Thanks for another quality Food Thread, CBD!

We're still on the fence abt mini-Seders for mrs ibguy and myself. Just not the same without a crowd.

I did make a trial run of soft matzah.

Oh. My. Gosh.

Absolutely delicious (and NOTHING like the oversized saltines from a box). Now to decide if I want to do a whole batch and bigger pieces.

Posted by: ibguy at April 05, 2020 05:58 PM (EHVbt)

263
Gonna toss the B$ flag on this.


We ain't even testing people who go to the hospital with symptoms and they tested a Tiger?


I will take "Things that did not happen" for $1,000 Alex.



Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 05:56 PM (JUOKG)

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i'll take "things then announce to keep the public panicked" for $10,000, Alex.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 05:59 PM (vwf8z)

264 Tiger probably checked himself in with a fever, happens you know

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 05:59 PM (ZCEU2)

265
251 Insomniac...

Epic...

Bravo.

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 05:59 PM (N7HnM)

266 "Gonna toss the B$ flag on this. "


You think that's bad?

"Monkeys and apes chain smoking cigarettes as coronavirus panic grips planet

Zoo animals have been unable to kick their tobacco habit as the killer pandemic sweeps the globe"

https://tinyurl.com/wt9uzqe

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 05:59 PM (Tnijr)

267 >>> BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for #coronavirus in what officials say is the first known infection of an animal in the U.S. Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 05:16 PM

I for one welcome our new tiger-bat-mexican beer overlords.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 06:00 PM (l6b3d)

268 does the pepper lose it's bite if on while cooking? or just your preference?

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:57
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Just my preference for baked 'taters. Otherwise I use it in other cooked foods.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 06:00 PM (Dhht7)

269 176 Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 05:00 PM (94WAg)

Maple syrup is the perfect sweet component for a Manhattan!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM

I misjudged you. My apologies.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 06:01 PM (Uu+Jp)

270 Nope, missed it.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 06:02 PM (ZLI7S)

271 251 248 Open the presser with prayer and the laying on of hands. That ought to finish off the devil press.
Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (WX+x0)

Fill the fire suppression system with holy water then set the sprinklers off.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 05:52 PM (NWiLs)

I dunno; with that crowd, a full on exorcism is called for.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 06:02 PM (a0IVu)

272 Maple syrup is the perfect sweet component for a Manhattan!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM


The RMBSDad once picked up a maple infused bourbon. It was actually pretty good. Never made a Manhattan out of it, though.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 06:03 PM (ejd/p)

273 I'm smoking a couple of centre cut porkchops for dinner.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 06:03 PM (Uu+Jp)

274 Gotta find more of those vacuum sealed bags. About the only thing I ran out of. Ziplock I believe. I assume they still sell them somewhere. I love the little pump I have.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 06:03 PM (PWsjb)

275 Press briefing at 7 pm.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 05:53
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Must be a lot of disagreeing going on.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 06:03 PM (Dhht7)

276 Yes... And sugar, and chocolate chips...

Posted by: It's me donna at April 05, 2020 05:57 PM (5bxa0)

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i've got about 100#s of sugar left over from when we fed hummingbirds year round... i had to stop due to bee sting reactions swelling my fingers.

getting anti-venom injections at the VA, so we will likely start again, after the panic-demic is over and i get the back yard cleaned up.

and we gave away all our chocolate chips last fall, as they have soy lecithin in them, and my body decided it was allergic to soy in any form or amount.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 06:03 PM (vwf8z)

277 Oh boy.


Husband just now: "Don't you want to join me and my family on Zoom in a few minutes?"

Me: "Do you want those artichokes for dinner tonight?"

Husband: "Well, hurry up and make them so I can get outta family Zoom!"

Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 06:03 PM (ptqGC)

278 even King Arthur Flours on line is out... but i think there is still some available on Amazon.

Check the prices. I found way overpriced stuff they're letting go on Amazon.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 06:03 PM (K22Va)

279 Maple syrup is the perfect sweet component for a Manhattan!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM

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and French Toast!

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 06:04 PM (vwf8z)

280 Roses are red
Violets are purple
Sugar is sweet
And so is maple surple

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 06:05 PM (x8Wzq)

281 Maple syrup is the perfect sweet component for a Manhattan!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM

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and French Toast!
Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 06:04 PM


And that's when the fight started, officer...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 06:05 PM (ejd/p)

282 Since I couldnt get any recommendations I was going to order the first coffee bean on the list at Sweetmarias but read the description. This is coffee?


"Underlying creme brulee sweetness, complex Darjeeling tea, all spice, lemon spritz and apple notes as the coffee cools. Light and bright, or dark and chocolatey. You decide!"

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 06:05 PM (Tnijr)

283 and French Toast!
Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 06:04 PM (vwf8z)

I always hear "French Toast" with a drunken Leslie Mann voice.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 06:06 PM (x8Wzq)

284 Duck ! CBD, did you stuff it ? It looks like you did the reverse of what cookbooks advise - roast at high temp (400+) for 15 mins then lower and continue roasting till done. Do you lay it on back or breast side down ?

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

285 Flour disappearing while can understand it for the apocalypse, bread except first week has been reasonable to find from what I see.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 06:07 PM (ZCEU2)

286 Open the USA on April 15. This is war and the homeland has been attacked. We will win but not if we don't start ASAP.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 06:07 PM (WX+x0)

287 not reverse - opposite is what I meant. anyway, most French chefs do it that way - high then low.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 06:07 PM (zr5Kq)

288 I've never had good duck. But then, I've only had it a few times. Is there a trick? Avoid wild ducks? Or something?

Pretty skittish about it, all in all.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 06:07 PM (x8Wzq)

289
Maple syrup is the perfect sweet component for a Manhattan!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 05:22 PM


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and French Toast!





Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 06:04 PM

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And on smoked pecans.


I make some killer maple syrup smoked pecans. They are like crack cocaine.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 06:07 PM (JUOKG)

290

"Just my preference for baked 'taters. Otherwise I use it in other cooked foods."

awh see you had me thinking i was doing it wrong, heehee, I do
put it on last on mashed taters but the taters in foil I want it ready
when it's ready..I also like onions in the mix with lot's an lot's of butter..

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:08 PM (LfHBm)

291 >>Do you lay it on back or breast side down ?

Wait. Let me get a cigarette.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 06:08 PM (ZLI7S)

292 Duck or geese? Because geese are a bit dry. But still can make a good one.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

293 291 >>Do you lay it on back or breast side down ?

Wait. Let me get a cigarette.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 06:08 PM (ZLI7S)

How you play with your duck, is your personal business.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

294 Okay, here's a new cocktail that if you can use on your upcoming festive occasions should you wish.

It just a variation on the Martini, but a particularly good one. The measurement are more like a Manhattan though.

If you can, use the same ingredients and you will have a can't miss cocktail:

The Martooni

2 oz Harahorn Gin

1/2 oz Contratto Vermouth Blanco

1/2 oz Cap Corse Quinquina

Shake with ice. Strain. Garnish with lemon peel twisted over the top and rubbed around the rim.

Drink!

The Harahorn is a high proof (92) Norwegian small batch gin. It's a London Dry style gin heavy on the juniper and with some Norwegian botanicals like blueberries. Extremely smooth yet flavorful enough to stand up in a cocktail.

Contratto Vermouth Blanco is simply the most flavorful vermouth I've found. Try it in a Manhattan sometime. Yum. And it's flavorful enough to stand up to the rye.

The Cap Corse is a Quinquina which is basically a dry vermouth with quinine. Lots of flavor with some nice bitterness.

All three blend really well together to produce something more and deeper than just 3 likkers mixed together.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2020 06:10 PM (z0XD8)

295 Avoid wild ducks?


Wild ducks are amazing as long as they're the kind that eats watercress and such. Duck that eat fish for a living are inedible.

Sea ducks can not be saved by a Cordon Bleu trained chef. This is not speculation.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 06:11 PM (gd9RK)

296
i found arthurs flour both bread and all purpose unbleached.

i can make bread agian.

biga is chomping at the bit.

Posted by: krustiest at April 05, 2020 06:12 PM (N7HnM)

297 I've never had good duck. But then, I've only had it a few times. Is there a trick? Avoid wild ducks? Or something?
Pretty skittish about it, all in all.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 06:07 PM (x8Wzq)

Yup...I had a friend who did lots of water fowl hunting all over the world. Ducks, geese, other weird water birdees.

He used to give me their breasts with part of the wing still attached so you could tell what kind of bird it was.

I have cooked them all with all kinds of recipes and all tasted liked salty crap.

Even tried a raspberry reduction with one kind of duck and it came out tasting like salty raspberry crap.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 06:12 PM (Z+IKu)

298 @amber_athey

NEW: A senior admin official tells me that China forced Italy to buy back the same PPE they had donated to China at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak

"China then has sent Italian PPE back to Italy ... and charged them for it," the official said.

https://tinyurl.com/t6myfab

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 06:12 PM (cF8AT)

299 How about this one:

"Clover honey sweetness reaches a floral peak, with fruited notes of orange marmalade, peach preserves, apricot fruit roll ups and lemon rind. Hints of tenedam, ginger chews and Earl Grey. "


F' it I give up.

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 06:13 PM (Tnijr)

300 I'm smoking a couple of centre cut porkchops for dinner.

I'm smoking Doral's with lots of Modelo's for dinner.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 06:13 PM (Dhht7)

301 This year for Passover Dr. Mrs. T. is sticking firmly with tradition. (Chorus: "Tradition! Tradition! Tra-di-tionnn, Tradition!")

For her that means a gigantic brisket, braised with tomatoes and herbs, sauteed potatoes (which may well get sauteed in duck fat, as we have a jar from the last time I cooked a duck), balsamic-roasted brussels sprouts, and a salad.

Followed by chocolate bunnies, because I have a funny sense of humor.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 05, 2020 06:15 PM (DKCFT)

302 Maple syrup glazed pecans sound entrancing. I wonder if the maple syrup would burn while the pecans are roasting, or if you would have to do it another way, more like pralines.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 06:16 PM (/669Q)

303

"Maple syrup and French Toast!"

and just toast and butter.. and you fookers better be using
Real Vermont Maple and not that crap justina trudeau sends down here...or the acid rain infested Mi crap or the aunt jemima's imitation...


Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:16 PM (LfHBm)

304 Little nervous from the fall

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 06:17 PM (PUmDY)

305 and just toast and butter.. and you fookers better be using
Real Vermont Maple and not that crap justina trudeau sends down here...or the acid rain infested Mi crap or the aunt jemima's imitation...


Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:16 PM (LfHBm)
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I happen to like real Wisconsin syrup, myself.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 06:17 PM (/669Q)

306 "Clover honey sweetness reaches a floral peak, with fruited notes
of orange marmalade, peach preserves, apricot fruit roll ups and lemon
rind. Hints of tenedam, ginger chews and Earl Grey. "


I wonder if anyone would notice if you slipped "feces" into this list. Does anyone really read, much less take seriously, such BS?

Posted by: pep at April 05, 2020 06:17 PM (T6t7i)

307 Wisconsin MAPLE syrup. I could swear I typed the word maple. I don't know where it went.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 06:18 PM (/669Q)

308 Have to check beanervt but think Pa produces more maple syrup than Vermont actually.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 06:19 PM (ZCEU2)

309 Wisconsin brandy obsession is my big problem with them

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 06:19 PM (PUmDY)

310 "Does anyone really read, much less take seriously, such BS?"

Well I read it. They would be better off saying "This coffee is really good and doesn't taste like that crap they have at McD's"

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 06:19 PM (Tnijr)

311 115 Tami

>> Divorced at 94?!

Wanted to wait 'til the kids died.

#JustThePunchline

Posted by: ibguy at April 05, 2020 06:20 PM (EHVbt)

312 Wisconsin MAPLE syrup. I could swear I typed the word maple. I don't know where it went.
No problem bluebell, the horde knew what you meant, it is a hive mind after all.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 05, 2020 06:20 PM (S/rwf)

313

"I'm smoking Doral's"

I'm smoking some "head band" weed and it's awsome shit.....

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:20 PM (LfHBm)

314 *throws olddog a pack of Marlboro's*

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 06:21 PM (BQEAt)

315 "JustThePunchline
Posted by: ibguy "

Oh that's awful.

* snicker *

Posted by: freakdd at April 05, 2020 06:21 PM (Tnijr)

316 beanervt I would be wrong, Pa is 5th to 7th, Vermont 1st,but Quebec blows us away with 6.5 million gallons

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 06:22 PM (ZCEU2)

317 @realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago

White House news conference at 6:45 P.M. Eastern. Thank you!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 06:23 PM (cF8AT)

318 Cooking frozen pizza for dinner. Not as bad as it sounds. Quality of frozen pizzas have improved tremendously.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 06:23 PM (2DOZq)

319

" Pa produces more maple syrup than Vermont"
Quality Skip,,, not quantity..how much shit has the Maples in Pa
ingested into their trunks?? Vt's are pure snow driven ....

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:23 PM (LfHBm)

320 Hey everybody.

I've heard kimchi is good on a hot dog...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:25 PM (L2ZTs)

321 @realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago

White House news conference at 6:45 P.M. Eastern. Thank you!
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 06:23 PM (cF8AT)


Wonder if he will mention Cuomo sending raiding parties into the hinterland to seize underutilized medical equipment to redistribute to NYC?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 06:27 PM (1g7ch)

322 Hey everybody.

I've heard kimchi is good on a hot dog...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:25 PM (L2ZTs)

Hmmm. This sounds plausible. Need to find a nice Korean lady to sell me kimchi so's I can test this out.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 06:27 PM (x8Wzq)

323 I've heard kimchi is good on a hot dog...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:25 PM (L2ZTs


Well, Kimchi is basically spicy relish.

Ducks and hides behind barrel.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 05, 2020 06:27 PM (R5lpX)

324

"I've heard kimchi is good on a hot dog..."

i heard kate middleton is>>>

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:28 PM (LfHBm)

325 beanervt, Kate is wonderful but too expensive for me

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:28 PM (L2ZTs)

326 Hey everybody.

I've heard kimchi is good on a hot dog...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:25 PM (L2ZTs)


Good with cottage cheese.

Also, the only good use I have found for tofu is to slice, fry to golden brown on both sides, then pickle in kimchi sauce.

Goes with cottage cheese too.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 06:29 PM (1g7ch)

327 Re drinking in the morning, I give you Mike Cross (an old acquaintance) and "Whiskey 'afore breakfast": https://tinyurl.com/v4dxugw

Posted by: Al Gore at April 05, 2020 06:29 PM (fUKvD)

328 I'm in a hot dog mood.
I should probably get over to my nearby Italian market and pick myself up some giardinera.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:29 PM (L2ZTs)

329 Wonder if he will mention Cuomo sending raiding parties into the hinterland to seize underutilized medical equipment to redistribute to NYC?
Posted by: Burnt Toast


How can there be underutilized medical equipment? I was told that every hospital is overflowing with Covid-19 patients.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 06:29 PM (Bd48Y)

330

"Kate is wonderful but too expensive for me

Posted by: qdpsteve"
ya Steve and you gotta be all royal and shit too...

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:30 PM (LfHBm)

331 Crap /Gore

Posted by: Mike hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 06:30 PM (fUKvD)

332 Kimchee..very spicy. Or it can be. I've seen plain fermented cabbage sold in Korean stores.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 06:30 PM (zr5Kq)

333 Go to Food Wishes on YouTube and search for the
Fondant potato recipe. I make it with smashed garlic and rosemary to
flavor. It rocks. Trust me on this.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState

...........
Thanks! This is very much like a newer recipe that seems to be all over the food blogs called "melting potatoes". But those are only about an inch thick as opposed to Chef John's 2 inches or so.
At some point I will try these!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 06:30 PM (CjFDo)

334 Thanks for the recommendations everyone.

I also want to run to Ralphs and pick up some shaved steak, provolone and french rolls for homemade cheesesteaks. I already have the cherry peppers and onions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:31 PM (L2ZTs)

335 Were having French toast with maple syrup and sausage for supper. Not fancy tonight but I haven't had that for months.

Posted by: Archer at April 05, 2020 06:31 PM (G9rWV)

336 I've never had kimchi. How much is it like sauerkraut?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 06:31 PM (gd9RK)

337 How can there be underutilized medical equipment? I was told that every hospital is overflowing with Covid-19 patients.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 06:29 PM (Bd48Y)


If it is not utilized in NYC it is underutilized?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 06:31 PM (1g7ch)

338 Bander, they're both cabbage, I know that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:32 PM (L2ZTs)

339 Kimchee..very spicy. Or it can be. I've seen plain fermented cabbage sold in Korean stores.
Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 06:30 PM (zr5Kq)


Plain would be 'kraut.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 06:32 PM (1g7ch)

340 Plain would be 'kraut.
Posted by: Burnt Toast



Mmmmmmm. On a brat with mustard and a cold beer.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 06:33 PM (Bd48Y)

341 Spicy kraut on a hot dog sounds good.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 06:33 PM (gd9RK)

342 If your into Chinese food, I see all the takeouts are closed around here. the neon open signs are off, one has for lease sign on the window.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 06:33 PM (PWsjb)

343 I've never had kimchi. How much is it like sauerkraut?

Posted by: Bandersnatch...........
With the smell of 1000 dirty socks and jock straps..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 06:33 PM (CjFDo)

344 If your into Chinese food, I see all the takeouts are closed around here. the neon open signs are off, one has for lease sign on the window.
Posted by: Colin


Most, if not all restaurants are going to be like that.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 06:34 PM (Bd48Y)

345 Colin, in my neighborhood some poor sod opened up a Panda Express right before the CV pandemic hit.

Now there's a fast food manager who's loving life right now. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:34 PM (L2ZTs)

346 The way we describe flavors always sounds weird and often kind of silly. Consider the strange comparisons made when describing how some wines taste. "Notes of granite and citrus" is odd-sounding, but if you've had some pinot grigios you know exactly what they're trying to describe.

I think it's because we don't have a color spectrum or a musical scale for flavors/odors. We can only liken them to other things. I suppose if you have a home spectroanalysis machine you might be able to pinpoint what molecules a given wine (or honey) contains.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 05, 2020 06:35 PM (DKCFT)

347 Maple syrup glazed pecans sound entrancing. I wonder
if the maple syrup would burn while the pecans are roasting, or if you
would have to do it another way, more like pralines.





Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 06:16 PM

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You smoke them at 225, the maple syrup doesn't burn at low temps. But you can't leave them in too long or you wind up with smoked pecan brittle.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 06:35 PM (JUOKG)

348 rickb, I don't know about all the restaurants.

I've shared before: my favorite Mexican restaurant nearby me in SoCal, Acapulco, is delivering pitchers of margaritas. I think they're gonna be okay...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:35 PM (L2ZTs)

349 I've never had kimchi. How much is it like sauerkraut?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 06:31 PM (gd9RK)


Main ingredients for kimchi are crushed red pepper (use the stuff from korean market, get the 10# bag), garlic, fish sauce, maybe some sesame oil, shrimp fry, cabbage, daikon, for your basic recipe... not at all like 'kraut, but if mild enough you might pick up a similar tang. But if you like spicy it will grow on you.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 06:36 PM (1g7ch)

350 Appears most Wuhan flu patients don't get hospitalized, they get drugs and tough it out at home.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 06:36 PM (ZCEU2)

351 Colin, in my neighborhood some poor sod opened up a Panda Express right before the CV pandemic hit.

Now there's a fast food manager who's loving life right now. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve


We had a ka-bob joint open up the week before we went to WFH.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 06:36 PM (Bd48Y)

352 I've never had kimchi. How much is it like sauerkraut?



Both fermented. Sauerkraut is sour. Kimchee is spicy. Differed type of cabbage for kimchee - napa. Spicing is red pepper, or a variant of , garlic. Often there are scallions in it.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 06:36 PM (zr5Kq)

353 I should probably get over to my nearby Italian market and pick myself up some giardinera.

On a hotdog? Where you from man? Sport peppers go on hotdogs. Giardinera goes on beefs and sassich sangwiches. Teasing

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 06:38 PM (K22Va)

354 Easy potato recipe. Foil on a baking sheet enough to cover the potatoes and seal.. Layer of bacon. Layer of sliced potato. Layer of thinly sliced onion. Salt and pepper. Repeat potato and onion layer. Salt and pepper. Repeat one more time. Top with pats of butter. Cover with foil. Place on grill and cook until potatoes are tender. Good even when slightly cooled. Try not to burn the bacon.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 05, 2020 06:38 PM (JVgnl)

355 My very early years were spent on my dads dairy farm. He collected the sap and I went around with him. A huge pan in a building was where it went with a wood fire under neath. I wonder what ever happened to that pan.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 06:38 PM (PWsjb)

356

"delivering pitchers of margaritas. I think they're gonna be okay..."

Yeah Steve,,, mexican bugs smash china bugs...no worries..

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:38 PM (LfHBm)

357 Trump's up per Trump at 6:45
WH site says 7:00

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 06:39 PM (yTd+z)

358 Wonder if he will mention Cuomo sending raiding parties into the hinterland to seize underutilized medical equipment to redistribute to NYC?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 06:27 PM (1g7ch)

Wonder if he'll give them back...

@EpochTimes 29 minutes ago

"Discharge rate is way up and that's great news," @NYGovCuomo.

#Hospitals in #NewYork have discharged more #CCPVirus patients than they have hospitalized for 4 days in a row, according to the latest data from the state.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 06:39 PM (cF8AT)

359 NY Times Headlines: "Trump hates Tigers and is a cat racist person"........

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at April 05, 2020 06:39 PM (qM84C)

360 dartist, thanks LOL...

I discovered Vienna Beef giardinera going to Mustards in Long Beach and now Los Alamitos. They sell both Chicago dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. I like both the giardinera and sport peppers on my red hot.

One time I tried the giardinera on my Wrigley Field Firedog and OMG, heaven. I also like it on my chili cheese dog there.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:40 PM (L2ZTs)

361 357 Trump's up per Trump at 6:45
WH site says 7:00

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 06:39 PM (yTd+z)

I'm guessing between 7:15 and 7:30.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 06:40 PM (cF8AT)

362 At some point I will try these!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 06:30 PM


I'll channel my inner Zod.

You will do this.

You will do this now.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 06:40 PM (ejd/p)

363 I'll channel my inner Zod.

You will do this.

You will do this now.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 06:40 PM (ejd/p)
---------

Beautifully mutated.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 06:42 PM (/669Q)

364 beanervt, and they're DELIVERING THE MARGARITAS TO YOUR DOOR. Hard to beat that. Folks I know here will gladly pay extra for that privilege right now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:42 PM (L2ZTs)

365 Zod scares me.

Zod is scary.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 06:43 PM (x8Wzq)

366

" A huge pan in a building was where it went with a wood fire"

Hey Colin,, it's a evaporator pan and their made out of stainless steel so should be still good if you can find it.. People with maples will usually let you tap their trees if you give them some of the product...

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:44 PM (LfHBm)

367 We have a big liquor superstore in or town that delivers.

Been seeing their little Japanese scamper vans all over the place lately.

wine moms shall not be denied.

Oh, and other functional drunks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 06:45 PM (x8Wzq)

368 Zod is awesome when it is real

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 06:45 PM (PUmDY)

369 Beautifully mutated.
Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 06:42 PM


I try.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2020 06:45 PM (ejd/p)

370 beanervt, and they're DELIVERING THE MARGARITAS TO YOUR DOOR. Hard to beat that. Folks I know here will gladly pay extra for that privilege right now.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Wonder if you could get the topless club to do that?

Business idea!!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 06:46 PM (Bd48Y)

371

" Folks I know here will gladly pay extra for that privilege right now."
Well ya.. here you can only get one drink takeout with a meal...but I've got a half gal of vodka and 1/2 fifth of kalua so lifes good...

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:47 PM (LfHBm)

372 rickb223, didn't you hear of Boober Eats?

Shocked CBD hasn't written about this yet:

https://www.kxl.com/boober-eats-is-no-more-but-lucky-devil-lounge-wont-quit/

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:48 PM (L2ZTs)

373 Husband just now: "Don't you want to join me and my family on Zoom in a few minutes?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 06:03

He might want to rethink using Zoom. Link goes to Twitchy.

https://tinyurl.com/zoom-privacy-plot

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 06:48 PM (Dhht7)

374 I discovered Vienna Beef giardinera going to Mustards in Long Beach and
now Los Alamitos. They sell both Chicago dogs and Italian beef
sandwiches. I like both the giardinera and sport peppers on my red hot.

The stuff is addicting. They keep bowls of it in restaurants to spoon on whatever. I didn't think you could get an Italian beef anywhere else but around Chicago. Have friends in Wisconsin who had no idea what it was.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 06:48 PM (K22Va)

375 I had to look up giardiniera. Seems to be a Chicago thing?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 06:50 PM (gd9RK)

376 dartist, yup.

Mustards is a Chicago-style hot dog place that apparently used to have several locations in SoCal. I think at their height they were in Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Tustin and maybe a few other spots.

They're now down to one last location in Los Al. Glad they're there as no one sells a Vienna Beef Chicago dog here that's anywhere as delicious as theirs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:51 PM (L2ZTs)

377 Got Fox on, against my better judgement, waiting to see if presser happens. But they are saying WHO assisted China's coverup.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 06:51 PM (ZCEU2)

378
Someone mention day drinking?

https://tinyurl.com/wjh7g9q


Posted by: Gooshy at April 05, 2020 06:51 PM (WlF9n)

379 Mayer throwing Sleepwalk into a Sugaree is very great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 06:51 PM (PUmDY)

380 >>>On the next episode of Tiger King...<<<

Tiger tenderloin. Does it work better with a mango chutney or a habanero glaze?

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2020 06:51 PM (95j/9)

381

"Wonder if you could get the topless club to do that?



Business idea!!"

Take out topless,,, you got a gold mine there Rick

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 06:51 PM (LfHBm)

382 rickb223, didn't you hear of Boober Eats?

Shocked CBD hasn't written about this yet:

https://www.kxl.com/boober-eats-is-no-more-but-lucky-devil-lounge-wont-quit/
Posted by: qdpsteve


LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2020 06:52 PM (Bd48Y)

383 Bander, apparently so.
I describe it to people as "Italian salsa."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:53 PM (L2ZTs)

384 Soup's on

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 06:54 PM (yTd+z)

385
Tiger tenderloin. Does it work better with a mango chutney or a habanero glaze?
Posted by: Fritz

Uncle Ted should know.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 05, 2020 06:54 PM (WlF9n)

386 Bander, and then I also learned about 10 years ago that New Orleans has its own variant of giardiniera, called Muffaletta. Also delicious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:54 PM (L2ZTs)

387 White House briefing:

https://tinyurl.com/rnpk4ha

Posted by: Panhandler at April 05, 2020 06:55 PM (S/rwf)

388 They're now down to one last location in Los Al. Glad they're there as
no one sells a Vienna Beef Chicago dog here that's anywhere as delicious
as theirs.

Those are the main dog brand around here. Just ordered some with Rosen's buns to make my own at home while we're locked up.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 06:55 PM (K22Va)

389 Dr Brix and General (logistics) on stage.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 06:56 PM (WX+x0)

390 dartist, good choice. :-)
Now I just wish I could find poppy seed hot dog buns. Outside of Vienna Beef's mail order services at their site and Amazon, I can't find any. I guess I could place a custom order at a bakery or panaderia.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 06:56 PM (L2ZTs)

391 then I also learned about 10 years ago that New Orleans has its own variant of giardiniera, called Muffaletta. Also delicious.


I should go on a food tour of America's great cities. Oh, wait.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 06:56 PM (gd9RK)

392 Trump's arrival: elephant howdah or palanquin?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 06:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

393 Report from texas roadhouse online order/pick up. I'm stuffed. Not as good as eating there in person. All the potato fixins come in separate containers. Same with salad. Steak was good. The extra steak I ordered for freezer came vacuum packed and with a container of spice mix. They seemed very organised.

Only down side, it wasn't very warm by the time I got home, but that is to be expected.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 06:57 PM (vF+fs)

394 She's wearing plaid to go with the general's camo.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 06:58 PM (yTd+z)

395 Presser starting...

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 06:58 PM (cF8AT)

396 The President is up

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 06:59 PM (ZCEU2)

397 DJT up

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 06:59 PM (WX+x0)

398 I'm not planning anything special for Easter. If I thought the President stood a chance of coming out that morning and announcing that all restrictions on businesses were cancelled, I would probably make myself a nice turkey dinner with all the fixings (yes, I know Easter is supposed to be ham, but I don't like ham).

But I expect he will be suckered into keeping the country shut down until the end of May, now, so I will probably just make myself a bowl of popcorn and watch the Zeffirelli Jesus of Nazareth.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2020 06:59 PM (2JVJo)

399 One time I tried the giardinera on my Wrigley Field Firedog and OMG, heaven. I also like it on my chili cheese dog there.

Posted by: qdpsteve
....
That stuff is heaven on an Italian Sub!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 05, 2020 06:59 PM (CjFDo)

400 Trump's arrival: elephant howdah or palanquin?


Hah. You pushed my palanquin button.

Here she comes in her palanquin
On the back of an elephant
On a bed made of linen and sequins and silk
All astride on her father's line
With the king and his concubines
And her nurse with her pitchers of liquors and milk
And we'll all come praise the infanta
And we'll all come praise the infanta

https://youtu.be/nFlTBJdpy5A

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (gd9RK)

401 Trump's arrival: elephant howdah or palanquin?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 06:56 PM (Dc2NZ)
--------
Evel Knievel

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (/669Q)

402 Infidel...Thanks for the update on Texas Roadhouse. I was thinking of trying it, since they are about a mile from my house. Now I know what to expect when it arrives.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (PWsjb)

403 375
I had to look up giardiniera. Seems to be a Chicago thing?

I'm surprised if it is. A lot of old Italians make a fermented version of it so maybe it came from that.

https://tinyurl.com/w6xjvpd

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (K22Va)

404 Y'all get the feed before I do.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:00 PM (yTd+z)

405 Trump's going to nuke New York

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 05, 2020 07:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

406 Now I just wish I could find poppy seed hot dog buns.

Look for Rosen's buns.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (K22Va)

407


"Trump's going to nuke New York"

Kool but use a nutron bomb to save the infrastructure..

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (LfHBm)

408 God bless him.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (Vf4Y7)

409 Gub thread.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (oVJmc)

410 Watch the press when it is question time today. Full on press to quell any hope.

Mr President Mr President!!! What do you say to those in New York who need ventilators and cannot have them????!!!

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (+fPHo)

411 May start using USHS Comfort for COVID patients.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:02 PM (cF8AT)

412 My GF is now interested in making kimchi. I have been making sauerkraut with chili and garlic for a while, but she finds it too salty.

She is also interested finally in getting Korean cookbooks and learning how to actually make the food she is often faking through as well.


By the way, if no-one has mentioned it, from personal experience the higher 11+ scale for hot sauce wraps the needle around the peg just short of "Korean"

Posted by: kindltot at April 05, 2020 07:03 PM (rb4zU)

413 chi-town, thanks for the tip!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:04 PM (L2ZTs)

414 The Donald saved N.Y. Impeach!

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:04 PM (WX+x0)

415 Sounds like things may lighten up for most of the Country. I sure hope so.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 07:05 PM (vF+fs)

416 Only down side, it wasn't very warm by the time I got home, but that is to be expected.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 06:57
--------------------------
Did you have options on how to order it? I ordered rare from local steak house the other day. Put in oven to heat up. Came out Med-Med Rare and was hot.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:05 PM (Dhht7)

417 Primerib, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, and side salad here at the Fort Eromero CPO Mess.

Posted by: Eromero at April 05, 2020 07:05 PM (XhWtx)

418 Pricksker!

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 07:05 PM (WX+x0)

419 you are welcome, colin.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (vF+fs)

420 Now I'm very tempted to venture out for some of those Chicago dogs, as well as for the stuff for cheesesteak sandwiches.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:06 PM (L2ZTs)

421 Porky Pritzker came out with a mask on his fat face today.

Posted by: lizabth at April 05, 2020 07:07 PM (L3Rsz)

422 Did you have options on how to order it? I ordered rare from local steak house the other day. Put in oven to heat up. Came out Med-Med Rare and was hot.
Posted by: olddog in mo,

I did. Should have thought of that. Ordered med. rare.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 07:07 PM (vF+fs)

423 Pritzger and the shit mayor never miss a chance to rip Trump.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 07:07 PM (K22Va)

424 Also, he can't seem to get the supposed special unemployment for the self-employed going. Too busy with other stuff! He's thinking about forcing folks to have their temps taken to buy stuff at stores.

Posted by: lizabth at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (L3Rsz)

425 Fortunately, I am close to the free state of IOWA. IF they'll let me over the bridge to shop.

Posted by: lizabth at April 05, 2020 07:08 PM (L3Rsz)

426 I swear to ghu
if I survive the pandemocalypse
gonna eat all the cannoli
ALL

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 07:09 PM (G546f)

427 He's not going to talk about ivermectin.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (yTd+z)

428 Also, he can't seem to get the supposed special unemployment for the
self-employed going. Too busy with other stuff! He's thinking about
forcing folks to have their temps taken to buy stuff at stores.

Can't stand to look at him during these times.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (K22Va)

429 Porky Pritzker came out with a mask on his fat face today.


Posted by: lizabth at April 05, 2020 07:07 PM (L3Rsz)


It was so big to cover his face you could still see the Ringling Bros logo on it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 05, 2020 07:10 PM (6bQvJ)

430 I've a flutter pumper and have take zPack.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:11 PM (yTd+z)

431 Vmom, I've got a head start on you. Working on my Covid 19. Son's birthday yesterday (so cake), husbands is tomorrow (so more cake).

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:11 PM (/669Q)

432 vmom, I got dibs on the creme brûlée

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:11 PM (L2ZTs)

433 I know, Dartist. Looking at Pritz is unhealthy for the blood pressure.

Posted by: lizabth at April 05, 2020 07:11 PM (L3Rsz)

434 Welp, husband's missing the presser. Prog Family Zoom is up. I can actually hear his NYC sister all the way down the hall from his office.


Oh, she and her husband escaped The World's Greatest City to their country place.

She's telling everyone how to survive the 'Rona. Gah, she's loud.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (ptqGC)

435 431 Vmom, I've got a head start on you. Working on my Covid 19. Son's birthday yesterday (so cake), husbands is tomorrow (so more cake).

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:11 PM (/669Q)

I'm so jealous....

Most of the Easter candy I bought was stuff I didn't like so I wouldn't eat it.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (cF8AT)

436 First time he's suggested taking HC as a prophylactic.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (yTd+z)

437 314 *throws olddog a pack of Marlboro's*

Posted by: Ben Had at April 05, 2020 06:21 PM

*Caught it* Thanks.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (Dhht7)

438 Jane, you need a nice pair of noise cancelling head phones.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (/669Q)

439 Jane, so long as she keeps politics out of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (L2ZTs)

440 I'd eat those malaria pills like candy if I was a cop or first responder or nurse.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (K22Va)

441 Seen at the supermarket the other day:

Hot Tamales candy-flavored Peeps. No, this is NOT a joke.

OTOH I also found Coca-Cola-flavored Tic Tacos and they are great. Basically nice tarty sugar tablets.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (L2ZTs)

442 Tic Tacs!! Not tacos!! Aaarrrggghh!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:13 PM (L2ZTs)

443 Most of the Easter candy I bought was stuff I didn't like so I wouldn't eat it.
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (cF8AT)
-------

Yeah Tami but I'll be fat and you won't.

It's all full of dairy anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (/669Q)

444 Hey bluebell!
Thought of you and Weasel this morning 'cuz I had some EggMcMorons for brunch.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (L2ZTs)

445 Jane, so long as she keeps politics out of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (L2ZTs)


LOL! Husband lost it with his sibs (all retired and living on pensions) when they started blaming PDT for the plague.

He told them after keeping his mouth shut for eight, long, miserable years, he wanted them to STHU.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:15 PM (ptqGC)

446 Jane, good!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:16 PM (L2ZTs)

447 Presidential Presser Greetings, Horde!

.. and I just finished a couple bowls of really good, home-made chicken soup.

Wish I could send'ya a bowl, Jewells. Birfday Soup for us both!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 07:16 PM (QzJWU)

448 I checked to see if I'd kept the malaria meds my doc prescribed that I hated taking, and replaced with other in Africa.

Nope. I guess I tossed them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:16 PM (ptqGC)

449 444 Hey bluebell!
Thought of you and Weasel this morning 'cuz I had some EggMcMorons for brunch.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (L2ZTs)
---------

Famously found in The Deplorable Gourmet!

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:16 PM (/669Q)

450 434 Welp, husband's missing the presser. Prog Family Zoom is up. I can actually hear his NYC sister all the way down the hall from his office.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM
---------------------------
Did you see my comment at @373 regarding Zoom?
I'll repost the link.
https://tinyurl.com/zoom-privacy-plot

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:17 PM (Dhht7)

451 I see some are talking about Italian beef sandwiches. We just had some as we always pick up a couple from Portillo's when we go to the doc in DeKalb. Always good.

Lucked out for dinner tonight, jewels was digging in the freezer and found a couple of lobster tails. That sounds good. I'm fixing a salad with my greens from the AeroGarden. Not sure if she has anything else in mind to go along, but that's enough for me.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 07:17 PM (5H1w6)

452 Seen at the supermarket the other day:

Hot Tamales candy-flavored Peeps. No, this is NOT a joke.



Okay, I would've eaten a ton of those when I was a kid.

I loved Hot Tamales.

Even now I'd still like to try one.

Not sure that's worth buying a whole box though.

Hmmmm.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2020 07:18 PM (z0XD8)

453

" couple bowls of really good, home-made chicken soup."

Ohs nose Jim you got teh huanne fru???

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:18 PM (LfHBm)

454 Did you see my comment at @373 regarding Zoom?

I'll repost the link.

https://tinyurl.com/zoom-privacy-plot

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:17 PM (Dhht7)


Yes, I did see it. Husband's aware. Thanks.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (ptqGC)

455 151 countries had CoVid yesterday. Today it's 182

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:19 PM (yTd+z)

456 Birx

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (yTd+z)

457 This is hysterical.


Just learned that Zoom, the video conferencing software everyone is using to have meetings in the time of "Chinese global pandemic" was created and developed by a Chinese dude.


If you ever wonder how the Chinese steal IP and secrets, this might be one vector.


Wonderful.


There is no escaping these people.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (U8WBs)

458 Yeah Tami but I'll be fat and you won't.

It's all full of dairy anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM (/669Q)

Ha...don't bet on that!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (cF8AT)

459 I just got an air fryer. So far, i really like it. I may try it on the duck leftovers next.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 05, 2020 07:21 PM (Lqy/e)

460 DC getting worse.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:21 PM (yTd+z)

461 38 states have less than 50 cases per 100,000.

Thirty
Eight!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:22 PM (cF8AT)

462 I'm still making an Easter basket for our son. I've always done it. And if Zimbabwean son is able to come to my scaled-down Easter dinner, he'll get one too. He's been confined to his campus dorm (he's an RA) and is going stir crazy. Poor kid. At least he's not back home.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:22 PM (ptqGC)

463 38 states have less than 50 cases per 100,000.



Thirty

Eight!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:22 PM (cF8AT)


REEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:23 PM (ptqGC)

464 Just univited SIL from coming over this week to see her sister, my wife. She's caught the WuFlu Panic Disease. Don't need that sh*t here. She's gone full retard.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:23 PM (Dhht7)

465 ..Ohs nose Jim you got teh huanne fru???


Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:18 PM (LfHBm)



Nope. But thanks for asking!

I make this soup five or six times a year. It's beyond merely "good".

That said, it *will* clear your sinuses! It's not a HOT soup, but it does have a bit of kick.

The hens I'd roasted start out as a Caribbean Jerk recipe, and then in the soup I'll use a fair amount of Cajun seasonings.

Deep, rich, lingering flavor. It does not in any way resemble any "canned" chicken soup, ever.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (QzJWU)

466 She needs epaulets.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (yTd+z)

467 Jane, how many do you usually have for Easter dinner? I miss big old family dinners, so many are gone now. Doesn't the Sun have a girlfriend? Is she coming or does she have her own family deal? Even scale down sounds like you are going to have a great holiday dinner.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 07:26 PM (5H1w6)

468 Yeah Tami but I'll be fat and you won't.

It's all full of dairy anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:14 PM
-----------------------------
Not fat. Voluptuous!

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:26 PM (Dhht7)

469 Lol, olddog. Don't forget, you get to describe my muu-muus.

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (/669Q)

470

"Deep, rich, lingering flavor. It does not in any way resemble any "canned" chicken soup,"

Is it like a crock pot with chicken skeleton and everything simmering

for hours Jim""

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:27 PM (LfHBm)

471 Not at my height olddog....

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:28 PM (cF8AT)

472 Hey, Tami. This is the company my long-stemmed artichokes came from. They have some great recipes. My thistles are simmering right now.

https://tinyurl.com/tk8tg5j

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:28 PM (ptqGC)

473 All this food talk sent me into a coma, er, nap.

So thanks for the responses on fermentation and mason jar tops.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 07:29 PM (Z4rgH)

474 Military is going to push HC into pharmacies and hospitals.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:29 PM (yTd+z)

475
Jane, how many do you usually have for Easter dinner? I miss big old
family dinners, so many are gone now. Doesn't the Sun have a girlfriend?
Is she coming or does she have her own family deal? Even scale down
sounds like you are going to have a great holiday dinner.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 07:26 PM (5H1w6)


I used to have around 14. Not a huge crowd, but my family is gone except my prog sister who doesn't believe in Easter. Husband's family stays in NY and Atlanta, so I always invited people with no family, or lonely foreign students and an elderly couple we were very close to, who are no longer a couple.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (ptqGC)

476 Nope. But thanks for asking!

I make this soup five or six times a year. It's beyond merely "good".

That said, it *will* clear your sinuses! It's not a HOT soup, but it does have a bit of kick.

The hens I'd roasted start out as a Caribbean Jerk recipe, and then in the soup I'll use a fair amount of Cajun seasonings.

Deep, rich, lingering flavor. It does not in any way resemble any "canned" chicken soup, ever.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 07:24 PM (QzJWU)



You make that soup with bats and then you'd really have something.


Posted by: Xi Jinping at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (z0XD8)

477 Pence looks so tired, poor man.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (a0IVu)

478

"So thanks for the responses on fermentation and mason jar tops.

Posted by: GnuBreed"

You missed the important part Gnu,,, ya gotta burp 'em too.

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (LfHBm)

479 Says my Wal-mart has them. They do have artichokes, not sure I've ever noticed the brand.

IF I ever am able to get groceries from there again, I'll pay attention to the brand.

At this point I'd be excited to just get a pickup date for my groceries.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:32 PM (cF8AT)

480 Lol, olddog. Don't forget, you get to describe my muu-muus.

Posted by: bluebell
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Heh. I forgot about that.


[i[Not at my height olddog....

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:28
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5'2? 5'3"?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (Dhht7)

481 I knew you were a kind soul Jane for meeting your posts here 4 years. Hope they let the Zimbabwean ra out to join you.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (5H1w6)

482 Happy birthday, Jim!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (TdMsT)

483 Oops, format error.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (Dhht7)

484 Yes, olddog.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:34 PM (cF8AT)

485
You make that soup with bats and then you'd really have something.


Posted by: Xi Jinping

I'm on a Szechuan Radio
I'm on a Szechuan wu-hu radio

I wish I was in Xiamen
Eating infected bat ramen

Posted by: Bowl of Voodoo at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (gKc9y)

486 I guess everyone's bored.

Just got a call from an old high school friend.

He's fine but it sounds like he's going stir crazy.


The Great Bore-a-Thon of 2020 continues.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (z0XD8)

487 ..You make that soup with bats and then you'd really have something.

Posted by: Xi Jinping at April 05, 2020 07:31 PM (z0XD




You all can't even manage to serve up any Panda at Panda Express.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (QzJWU)

488
I knew you were a kind soul Jane for meeting your posts here 4 years. Hope they let the Zimbabwean ra out to join you.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (5H1w6)


Awww....thanks.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:35 PM (ptqGC)

489

"
Military is going to push HC into pharmacies and hospitals."

I'd rather they just pushed the biotch *hellery clintion* over a cliff....

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (LfHBm)

490 underway now

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

1h
White House news conference at 6:45 P.M. Eastern. Thank you!

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (M5wRT)

491 Happy Birthday Jim Sunk New Dawn!

Posted by: washrivergal at April 05, 2020 07:36 PM (VuPN9)

492 glimmer of hope...let's hope and pray.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 07:37 PM (a0IVu)

493 Is it Jim's birthday? If so happy birthday! Or is he joining JJ and having birthdays all the time?

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 07:38 PM (5H1w6)

494 ..Happy birthday, Jim!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (TdMsT)




Thank you, ma'am!

And HAPPY BIRFDAY to you, too, Jewells!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (QzJWU)

495 Tami, there's a cheese and garlic roasted artichoke recipe I'm doing next. Omg. I emailed you a pic of the monster artichokes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (ptqGC)

496 General has to explain warehousing to reporter.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:40 PM (yTd+z)

497 Jim SND! Happy birthday!

Posted by: bluebell at April 05, 2020 07:40 PM (/669Q)

498 Ambassador is in hospital. Who?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:41 PM (yTd+z)

499 @kayleighmcenany

In the last 7 days, FEMA has airlifted supplies from "every corner of earth." Since last Sunday, cargo planes have delivered:

300 MILLION gloves
Almost 8 MILLION masks
3 MILLION gowns

"& many fully loaded cargo plains are right now on their way!"

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:41 PM (cF8AT)

500 A C O S T A

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (yTd+z)

501 495 Tami, there's a cheese and garlic roasted artichoke recipe I'm doing next. Omg. I emailed you a pic of the monster artichokes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (ptqGC)

Got it! I replied.

Look up my artichoke recipe in the AOS cookbook. It's a bit of extra work but worth it.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (cF8AT)

502 490 underway now

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Posted by: m April 05, 2020 07:36
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That's so one hour ago.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (Dhht7)

503 Oh and I forgot, happy birthday to Jules also. Well dang that should be j e w e l l s. The other spelling pops up because that's my wife. However when I'm talking about her the voice recognition will never spell it that way. I know, first world problems.

Posted by: Farmer at April 05, 2020 07:43 PM (5H1w6)

504 Look up my artichoke recipe in the AOS cookbook. It's a bit of extra work but worth it.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:42 PM (cF8AT)


That looks delish. Imonna do that one, too. It's "high artichoke season" now. I'm looking forward to the baby ones at Fresh Market.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:44 PM (ptqGC)

505


are we gonna have earth shattering techtonics above and beyond the present
with a Ron and Ette having a birthday on the same day?????

HAPPY B DAY Jewells and Jim

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:45 PM (LfHBm)

506 Trump needs to cut these pressers short. I heard today that CNN's idiot viewers, who haven't seen the full pressers, are getting their "info" from Acosta and the other paid liars.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:45 PM (ptqGC)

507 Saw this on FB:

Day 7 at home and the dog is looking at me like,
"See, this is why I chew the furniture."

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 07:46 PM (cF8AT)

508

""See, this is why I chew the furniture."





Posted by: Tami"
winner winner chicken dinner...

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 07:49 PM (LfHBm)

509 Happy birthday Jewells! I said it up thread--but in case you missed it.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 07:52 PM (TdMsT)

510 Time to call my husband to dinner. He's lost it with his prog family and is yelling at them.

He never does that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 07:58 PM (ptqGC)

511 Happy Birthday, Jim, is today the actual day.My Hubby's B-day is this week and number 1 son is next week and we have an anniversary in there too. I love the month of April, even with all this crappy virus, spring is happening all around us.
Your soup sounds delicious!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 05, 2020 07:59 PM (a4EWo)

512 The 1950s when they had big dollars.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 08:01 PM (yTd+z)

513 Debbie.. yes'm, today is the actual day.

Spring is here, and we're all ready to be Sprung!

*runs metal coffee cup across house-cell door*

Warden! Let us outta here!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 08:02 PM (QzJWU)

514 Happy B'day Jim.

*slips cell key thru the bars*

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 08:06 PM (Dhht7)

515 In IL the governor couldn't do his job.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 08:10 PM (yTd+z)

516 Still freezing overnight here, so made Yankee Pot Roast last night. Our favorite comfort food plus: takes the chill off the house. Bonus!

Leftovers tonight so no extra cooking-- double bonus.

Back to the work/grind tomorrow. Sad!

Posted by: JQ at April 05, 2020 08:31 PM (whOIk)

517 Hmmm... maybe only Speer sells directly... I dunno, not my industry.

Posted by: JQ at April 05, 2020 08:47 PM (whOIk)

518 Oops.

Posted by: JQ at April 05, 2020 08:47 PM (whOIk)

519 Jim, I've only got 4 Roses here,I'll drink a glass to you, ad multos annos to you my friend, many happy returns of the day. I caught Jewells upthread. So nice the a Ron and an Ette share a B-day!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 05, 2020 09:04 PM (a4EWo)

First-World Problems...Part Deux...The Advantages Of Social Distancing

There are gems hidden in this social experiment cum economic disaster that we are currently immersed in. The best part of course is that it is now perfectly acceptable to look at someone in a store or on the street and say, "Get the fvck away from me," something that many of us have wanted to do for most of our lives but were constrained by convention.

And I must admit that it is a pleasure to see so many more people taking leisurely strolls around my little town...some alone, some with wives or husbands, and many with children and dogs in tow. We make it a point to say hello to everyone we pass, and it is a sad reflection of our times that some people seem startled by that simple bit of humanity. But it is balanced by those who smile and wave and say something silly and chipper and upbeat.

So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?

The usual prize, A one year Platinum Membership with Troll-B-GonTM and ampersand utility for the best ones, or at least the most revealing and embarrassing ones!

Posted by: CBD at 02:15 PM




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1 I loooove staying away from all the liberals around here.

Posted by: zombie at April 05, 2020 02:16 PM (N9G0H)

2 It has never been a better time to be a misanthrope. I generally glare banefully at everyone and give off a "Don't bug me!" vibe -- but now that's considered normal!

Posted by: zombie at April 05, 2020 02:17 PM (N9G0H)

3 Woke up to seeing a deer resting on my front lawn. She probably would have been there any how, but still.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 02:19 PM (Uu+Jp)

4 So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?

A detail that the panic-mongers don't want to admit:

Death of all types have plummeted in the US since this whole thing started. There are amazing stats out there proving this. Communicable diseases are way DOWN because everyone's avoiding everyone else. Work accidents way down. Car accidents way down. etc.

This is actually the safest time to be alive!

Posted by: zombie at April 05, 2020 02:20 PM (N9G0H)

5 hi ya

Posted by: FrodoB at April 05, 2020 02:20 PM (dQF3z)

6 The Dildo looks so sexy in his stompy boots.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 02:20 PM (gd9RK)

7 The only silver linings I see is the number of influenza cases are down and people will now stay home from work when they are sick because co-workers won't stay silent anymore.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 02:21 PM (2DOZq)

8 "So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?"

Nothing. It's all bullshit.

Now eleven weeks of this crap and we just had our first death in a county of 280k. Eleven weeks of 'we'll know more in two weeks.'

More people have committed suicide in my county than have died from the coronavirus.

It's bullshit. All of it.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at April 05, 2020 02:21 PM (jWe5r)

9 Posted by: zombie at April 05, 2020 02:20 PM (

On the flip side, more home accidents and less healthy eating and exercising.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 02:24 PM (2DOZq)

10 I've noticed the look of stay away from me as I walk around my town. I've seen people cross the street (with their dog) as I approach. Of course some did that before, as their dog wasn't as friendly toward strangers, or wanted to make friends with you. Lets hope we all bring back the smile down that dusty road into the future.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 02:24 PM (YFKV9)

11 I agree with the sentiment of "just get the fuck away from me". At least now I have an excuse other than Get off my lawn!!

Posted by: Boliver Shagnasty at April 05, 2020 02:26 PM (fJ+BQ)

12 Hubby washed some dishes last night! Without being asked or anything.
ITEOTWAWKI

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 02:26 PM (petB+)

13 We had some friends of our youngest son come by this morning to take pictures of their kids in our bluebonnets - we have known this couple for a decade. I was astonished how stilted it all was, not getting close, us not offering and them not wanting to stay for lunch, no handshakes or hugs for them or the kids. And afterward we talked about why they would possibly put them or their kids at risk, or us. Sad, stupid times in America I think.

Posted by: rammajamma at April 05, 2020 02:27 PM (SwWMX)

14 Something to be said for the price of a restaurant meal (takeout) without a couple or three $5.50 beers tacked on.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 02:27 PM (m45I2)

15 4 So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?

A detail that the panic-mongers don't want to admit:

Death of all types have plummeted in the US since this whole thing started. There are amazing stats out there proving this. Communicable diseases are way DOWN because everyone's avoiding everyone else. Work accidents way down. Car accidents way down. etc.

This is actually the safest time to be alive!
Posted by: zombie at April 05, 2020 02:20 PM (N9G0H)

Quite the little exposition of the security versus liberty balancing act.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 05, 2020 02:27 PM (KnJdm)

16

Dr. Anthony Fauci has achieved a new level of fame for a scientist.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is turning his friendly face into a bobblehead.

The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 02:28 PM (aKsyK)

17 The tests came back negative on our possible exposures at work so I get to return to my dungeon office at the closest facility on Monday (literally three blocks from my house). I have been forced to work at the Hot Zone office since the troubles began, which really has never made any sense since I can work from anywhere that has an internet connection 99% of the time but, policy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 02:29 PM (yQpMk)

18 The Great Unmasking has accelerated. So so so many truly awful people have revealed themselves in the last few weeks that had avoided it before.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 05, 2020 02:29 PM (ijEPD)

19 Something to be said for the price of a restaurant meal (takeout) without a couple or three $5.50 beers tacked on.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 02:27 PM (m45I2)

Around my neck of the woods a lot of restaurants are selling booze as part of their takeout options. Governments allowing them to do so...

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 02:29 PM (nRNOc)

20 The sheer volume of increased organization of closet contents across the nation boggles the mind.

I put in shelves and my wife re-organized our emergency food stores.

Found a pair of flip-flops I haven't seen in six years.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (m45I2)

21 Also, I paid $1.69 for gas last week, which is one bright spot in rumpus.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

22 12 Hubby washed some dishes last night! Without being asked or anything.
ITEOTWAWKI
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 02:26 PM (petB+)

Alien pod people have abducted him and replaced him with a lookalike.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (KnJdm)

23 @12 Wow, give him a yummy! People being alone together for all this bull are learning again to be nice and try to get along. Maybe this is going to rain on SOME peoples parade!

Posted by: Boliver Shagnasty at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (fJ+BQ)

24 My grandsons' schooling is better, because I am doing it myself!

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:31 PM (ONvIw)

25 Around my neck of the woods a lot of restaurants are selling booze as part of their takeout options. Governments allowing them to do so...

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 02:29 PM (nRNOc)

Which should always have been the policy, and should be the policy going forward.

Lots of luck with that...

Posted by: Parker at April 05, 2020 02:31 PM (zV/fi)

26 >>The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

Almost life size then.

Posted by: Aviator at April 05, 2020 02:31 PM (2cuLk)

27 The Dildo looks so sexy in his stompy boots.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05,

Only at the hq would that be a normal comment.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 02:32 PM (vF+fs)

28 Alien pod people have abducted him and replaced him with a lookalike.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (KnJdm)

How do I get a signal through to those pod people?

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:32 PM (ONvIw)

29 I didn't wish for a 12 inch pianist!

Posted by: Just the Punchline at April 05, 2020 02:32 PM (yQpMk)

30 At least if your a bank robber, walking into a bank (that has real inside banking now) with a cute mask wouldn't be noticed until you pull out you gun. Before this even wearing a hat was discouraged.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 02:32 PM (YFKV9)

31 Social distancing makes sense, to a point. My wife does not agree. She insists her safe space cannot be invaded. Ah, love.

Posted by: The House Bitch at April 05, 2020 02:32 PM (bi73b)

32 The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.


********

So, a poorly constructed model, then?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (m45I2)

33 Finding positive in this situation is tough, since the daily folderol does tend to angry up the blood. But I do have plenty of time to deal with those chores I've been putting off for a while, now that the excuses are few and far between. This weekend I finally got around to straightening up that woodpile that fell over last winter. Though I hit a bit of a snag today, when I found that a skunk had taken up residence under the pile. So that project is on hold until I can convince Mr. Stinkypants to find a better place to den.

Posted by: Equirhodont at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (+2GwM)

34 We make it a point to say hello to everyone we pass, and it is a sad reflection of our times that some people seem startled by that simple bit of humanity. But it is balanced by those who smile and wave and say something silly and chipper and upbeat.

The last couple of weeks most at the grocery were nice and courteous. This morning not so much since Gov issued stay at home order starting tomorrow.

The nastier ones were 29++ and wearing masks. I'm only 29+ and was maskless.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (Dhht7)

35 Certainly, I've spent far less money during these weeks, than before.

Pity of it is though, I've not had a paycheck now for the past three weeks, and none in sight into the foreseeable future.

I've been self-employed before, looks like it's gonna be time to do so, once again.

Just trying to decide whether to be a slumlord, a small rancher or such. Don't want to buy a pub, 'cause you end up being a slave to the business, and you're always having to make sure your bartenders aren't on the skim.

Uncle Palp rose to fame and fortune in the Coin-Op laundry business, and has now retired away from us while swimming like Scrooge McDuck in his money pit.

But today?

Today I'll sit in the teak rocking chair on the front porch, light a cigar, sip a beer, and contemplate the day.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (QzJWU)

36 So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?


My 40-minute commute has become an 18-minute commute.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (XVuno)

37 I think this whole operation is going to bring people together much more than anything in the past 19 years. Go back to our American roots!

Posted by: Boliver Shagnasty at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (fJ+BQ)

38 Haven't seen mom for almost 4 weeks. Only downside. Her assisted living home barred visitors, only allowing essential personnel in. I can drop stuff off for her but unfortunately the thing she craves are library books. Library has been closed for 3 weeks. Going to try a Kindle for her. I'll pre-load it and drop it off with detailed instructions. She figure out her cell phone, we'll see about the Kindle.
Upside is that the honey-do list is getting whittled down. I have the cleanest garage floor around.
Don't miss people, pretty much a homebody. Hubby and dog are enough for me.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (JVgnl)

39 This is a marvelous time to be an introvert. Not only does nobody question me wanting to be home to read, listen to music, or play Skyrim, it's worthy of praise! And if mask-wearing becomes the norm, so much for public facial recognition everywhere.

Posted by: Empire1 at April 05, 2020 02:34 PM (K4ry4)

40 I haven't done anything too different than usual.

Gun range I visit has been open and the fellas that own it said "hell no, we don't close" so there is that.

Local watering holes are closed. Restaurants that are open are "to go" only. Few of the whores I know here and there are still open for business.

All is well.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 02:34 PM (Z+IKu)

41 ditto'd from last thread ...

I'm still trying to figure out how to make them Easter baskets. All the places I went to get little goodies are closed.

Plastic 1 gallon drinking water bottle and be cut into a container ...

If you meant filling the basket ... little cookie & goldfish type bags of snacks from the grocery store.

You can use onion skins to dye eggs yellow - i've heard. Never actually done it.

Best of luck to you and your family.

Posted by: Adriane Wot Sez 'Oy!' A Lot These Days ... at April 05, 2020 02:34 PM (LPnfS)

42 Fewer robo-calls.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:35 PM (cg4r6)

43 I was supposed to play tennis at 3:00.

The USTA came out with a statement yesterday saying that no one should play. The coach we've been playing with won't play now.

This is going to be a long, boring month.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 02:36 PM (TdMsT)

44 So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?

Honestly? I've got nothing.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:36 PM (6ofTb)

45 7 The only silver linings I see is the number of influenza cases are down and people will now stay home from work when they are sick because co-workers won't stay silent anymore.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 05, 2020 02:21 PM (2DOZq)

I have always been a hand-washer and really disliked having to touch salt shakers, ketchup bottles, etc... at restaurants because I assumed they had not been cleaned properly since they were unpacked from their delivery boxes. Having to touch the chair to pull it under the table and then pick up a sandwich or slice of pizza was something I did, but I had to put my thoughts on "IGNORE." I hope the cleanliness of shared items and surfaces in restaurants lasts.

Posted by: PennaLady at April 05, 2020 02:36 PM (8HBLI)

46 39 This is a marvelous time to be an introvert. Not only does nobody question me wanting to be home to read, listen to music, or play Skyrim, it's worthy of praise! And if mask-wearing becomes the norm, so much for public facial recognition everywhere.
Posted by: Empire1 at April 05, 2020 02:34 PM (K4ry4)

I think more people will be amenable to voluntarily, with no CDC updates, wear masks during a bad flu season. All in all this has been shitty, but the grandsons' schooling with me has been great. The older one jumped several reading levels and is well beyond the year's expectations.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:37 PM (ONvIw)

47 Finally know someone personally with the wuflu
Hubby's 30 year old 2nd coz in Brooklyn has it.
Said he had to go to the ER twice couldn't breathe but has been 4 days without fever now so that's good

Said it was like trying to breathe thru a straw after running a marathon

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 02:37 PM (kv9Mt)

48 Top 50?

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at April 05, 2020 02:37 PM (ivC00)

49 42 Fewer robo-calls.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:35 PM (cg4r6)

I hadn't noticed that but you're right. They haven't figured out how to work from home yet. Whew

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:38 PM (ONvIw)

50 Ohh... I thought you said "What is butter"... you got me all moist, you bastard.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 05, 2020 02:38 PM (igzmT)

51 People who are not walking dogs regularly, are working from home, there's probably a lot of physical damage being done. Not moving around is a killer, in the long run.

When the "social distancing" experiment is over, there will be a strong uptick in heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a whole variety of other ailments.

Deaths will be delayed, but they won't be put off. This experiment is going to have costs that no one can accurately tally.

And the MAIN point of social distancing is slowing the rise in virus cases. Not reducing them. The social experimenters assumed from the beginning there would be just as many cases of virus, regardless, but this way our hospitals are not overwhelmed with too many sick people all at once.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 05, 2020 02:39 PM (hku12)

52 Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 02:37 PM (kv9Mt)

I wish one of my second cousins would get it. Specifically, the douche with the late night talk show.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (6ofTb)

53 47: Me too. I got the weekly family update from my SIL and a nephew's wife has it. No trip to the hospital or intervention needed yet, so we'll see.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (ONvIw)

54 There's some poor bastard out there, married for over thirty years, who finds out his wife has every episode of "The View" on dvr and she starts to binge watch them. At the guy's arraignment...

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (C1Lsn)

55 I'm teaching online. The two autistic kids from first period have really come out of their shells and participate more than ever. When I ask how everyone is doing the introvert from seventh period says it's never been better for introverts.

Everyone else is a mixed basket. I don't like literally phoning it in because my style is to stalk the room and point at kids' noses to get them to participate and if I drive to their homes I don't know if their moms will let me in.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (gd9RK)

56 Only my state rep calls now
And the car service station to say they're open and will pickup and deliver your car for service

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (petB+)

57 The only silver linings I see is the number of influenza cases are down and people will now stay home from work when they are sick because co-workers won't stay silent anymore.

Posted by: Kilroy

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Could it be the # of flu cases and deaths are being counted as WuFlu cases instead? I don't know but I do know I don't trust many compilers of health statistics these days.

I'm hopeful the families out walking and high number of kids playing outside continues after all this hoopla. Many of my neighbors have voiced the same view.

If we recover from the financial impacts of this mess perhaps there is a silver lining indeed.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 02:41 PM (Y4EXg)

58 Right...I haven't received a robo call in quiet a while. Most probably come from some far away shit hole, but my phone has been quiet. Now we will be hit with fake masks/gloves/secret supplements that cure everything/ on and on.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 02:41 PM (YFKV9)

59 @35 This should have been practiced (that has been forgotten for some time time now). CHILL!! Most have forgotten that magic pill. It used to be used in our generation before everyone got their panties in a wad for OMG! NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT!! Run to safe space...

Posted by: Boliver Shagnasty at April 05, 2020 02:41 PM (fJ+BQ)

60 Well, for years, I've wondered what I would ever do with this (well, one of these), that I inherited from an older fellow-engineer/hoarder. Some of us just cannot toss out stuff that *might* be useful some day.

https://tinyurl.com/w279otn

The day has arrived. Kludging together a chamber in which to install it. I also inherited from him an attic fan timer, perfect for controlling the bulb.

Report to follow. Fear not, btw, I am fully aware of the cautions associated with both UV and ozone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (cg4r6)

61 if I drive to their homes I don't know if their moms will let me in.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (gd9RK)

Hopefully the hot ones will....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (dLLD6)

62 And...I just saw that I stomped Ace!

Whoops.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (dLLD6)

63 The USTA came out with a statement yesterday saying that no one should play. The coach we've been playing with won't play now.

This is going to be a long, boring month.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 02:36
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Does coach work for the USTA? Or is he one of those "coaches" with hot bod, but short on brains?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (Dhht7)

64 Pondering a bike ride, so if I'm not back in the hour you know I've hauled in for defying the home arrest.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (ZCEU2)

65 16

Dr. Anthony Fauci has achieved a new level of fame for a scientist.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is turning his friendly face into a bobblehead.

The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 02:28

I hope it has a spike in the bottom, so it sticks easily into the pink disinfecting puck in the urinal.

Posted by: Roy at April 05, 2020 02:43 PM (ABjxW)

66 62 And...I just saw that I stomped Ace!

Whoops.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (dLLD6)

*snort*

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:43 PM (6ofTb)

67 Another nice update, after over 3 weeks my local store had TP and bleach. The bread aisle was normal, and there was plenty of milk, meat and eggs.

Maybe actually cooking the occasional meal, and developing the skills to do so, will be a nice result of this hellacious experience.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:43 PM (ONvIw)

68 "Shelter in place" has already been my lifestyle for the last decade.

Posted by: Chris M at April 05, 2020 02:44 PM (6XZdO)

69 if I drive to their homes I don't know if their moms will let me in.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (gd9RK)

Hopefully the hot ones will....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (dLLD6)



Have you considered a future in screenwriting?

Posted by: Valley Porn Inc. at April 05, 2020 02:44 PM (gd9RK)

70 Get the fvck away from me
What about spelling fuck out on the front page? or is that reserved for our esteemed host. And when do we go back to baked host?

Posted by: DaveA at April 05, 2020 02:44 PM (FhXTo)

71 I've liked going on long walks, and getting up a little bit later.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 02:44 PM (l6b3d)

72 The noods are coming fast and hard today

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:44 PM (rpxSz)

73 I hope it has a spike in the bottom, so it sticks easily into the pink disinfecting puck in the urinal.
Posted by: Roy at April 05, 2020 02:43 PM (ABjxW)

Now this is a great idea, make a Birx-Reffe one and I'm in

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:44 PM (ONvIw)

74 Now, that girl standing there on the street that you would definately bang, is really a hooker. No doubt about it, and probably running a discount too.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 05, 2020 02:45 PM (8JqLB)

75 The USTA came out with a statement yesterday saying that no one should play.

Posted by: Ladyl

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Interesting. Is it time to now add the USTA to the list of most fascist, totalitarian orgs in the world?

1. NCAA
2. IOC
3. Formula 1
4. NASCAR

There's more but the point is made.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 02:45 PM (Y4EXg)

76 Pondering a bike ride, so if I'm not back in the hour you know I've hauled in for defying the home arrest.
Posted by: Skip
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If you get pulled over, start coughing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:45 PM (cg4r6)

77 I would expect actual Flu fatality numbers to fall.

In addition, I expect:

Lots of donations to Salvation Army and Goodwill.
Because everyone is getting organized.

Less cars parked on the streets as $6,000 in junk in garages is replaced with $30,000 cars.

Business Office construction takes a big hit.
Home offices abound, leading to
much more high speed connectivity demands.

A rational response would be to move pharmaceuticals and API synthesis to the US. Puerto Rico too, if Congress gets it's head out of it's ass.

People who want to shackle Americans will self-identify. There needs to be social and voting feedback on the people in error.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 02:45 PM (u82oZ)

78 Many people are watching daily new case rates or reported COVID deaths as indicators of when the epidemic is easing.

I think that perhaps a better metric of when the crisis has passed is when TP returns to the store shelves.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 02:46 PM (m45I2)

79 Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:43 PM (ONvIw)

We WERE getting back to normal, but I think Inslee's announcement extending the lockdown to May 4 drove everyone batshit again. The commissary was wiped out again today.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:46 PM (6ofTb)

80 ----------------------------
Does coach work for the USTA? Or is he one of those "coaches" with hot bod, but short on brains?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (Dhht7)


No--he doesn't work for USTA, but he is a high school coach and probably feels he has to adhere to their guidelines. The stupid part is, tennis is much safer than being on our bike trail, with is jammed with people.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 02:46 PM (TdMsT)

81 62 And...I just saw that I stomped Ace!

Whoops.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (dLLD6)

Ace got shelved ??

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:46 PM (rpxSz)

82 Far less traffic. People in the grocery store much more polite. I miss the work schedule. I find myself lacking motivation to get much done around the house.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 02:46 PM (vF+fs)

83 ...everyone is doing the introvert from seventh period...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 02:40
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Oh my!!

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM (Dhht7)

84 My sister who is an embroiderer is making masks; apparently there is a huge demand for sports-team masks.

Posted by: norrin radd at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM (T8VOr)

85 Kilroy wasn't here

More home accidents = babies. Stand by, November.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM (u82oZ)

86 And...I just saw that I stomped Ace!

Whoops.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Just be glad that AtC isn't a cob. The cost would be a lot higher...and considerably more painful.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM (cg4r6)

87 I'm saving a fortune in bar bills and steak dinners.

Posted by: Mr. W at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM (2cPC8)

88 Reading in a California paper (SF Chronicle I think) that should people be fined or arrested if they don't observe social distancing. In SF I can steal anything under 1000 dollars, no problem. But if I fail to keep the 6 ft. while doing it I can be arrested, and jail??

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM (YFKV9)

89 I'm teaching online. The two autistic kids from first period have really come out of their shells and participate more than ever. When I ask how everyone is doing the introvert from seventh period says it's never been better for introverts.

Everyone else is a mixed basket. I don't like literally phoning it in because my style is to stalk the room and point at kids' noses to get them to participate and if I drive to their homes I don't know if their moms will let me in.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 02:40 PM (gd9RK)


I don't want to get too detailed here, and I certainly don't want to overgeneralize...

However, I have some folks with whom I deal, who have autism as a secondary diagnosis. I'm somewhat surprised at how well they are dealing with all this change. I could speculate why, but don't want to get that specific here.

The ones who seem to be struggling the most, there's a clear personality disorder involved, and again, oversimplification is that it's about not getting enough attention.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 05, 2020 02:48 PM (hku12)

90 Gin and tonics.

Posted by: WTP at April 05, 2020 02:49 PM (WQfDg)

91 Well, I don't go out much, hate sports, hate people and I'm OCD

my time has come

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:49 PM (rpxSz)

92 Through brief "across-the-street" conversations, I'm finally getting to know our "seasonal" (snow-bird) neighbors a bit. Shared inconveniences and fewer distractions seem to generate community--for me, at least.

Posted by: Blue Moon at April 05, 2020 02:49 PM (se0K+)

93 Polearms are coming back into fashion. They're perfect for maintaining distance without having to say a word.

Posted by: Not Enough Lampposts at April 05, 2020 02:49 PM (1wz/O)

94 90 Gin and tonics.
Posted by: WTP at April 05, 2020 02:49 PM (WQfDg)

Tonic anyway, although my plum gin remnant tasted great with the tonic...alas it is gone.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:50 PM (ONvIw)

95
Interesting. Is it time to now add the USTA to the list of most fascist, totalitarian orgs in the world?

1. NCAA
2. IOC
3. Formula 1
4. NASCAR

There's more but the point is made.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 02:45 PM (Y4EXg)


Yes.

The shitheels.

And I say this as a USTA player.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 02:50 PM (TdMsT)

96 My sister who is an embroiderer is making masks; apparently there is a huge demand for sports-team masks.
Posted by: norrin radd at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM (T8VOr)


Seriously, if you can sew, and you can set up your own Ebay or Etsy store, get on it!

Lots of money to be made in the next few weeks.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 05, 2020 02:50 PM (hku12)

97 In addition, I expect:



Lots of donations to Salvation Army and Goodwill.

Because everyone is getting organized.




Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 02:45 PM (u82oZ)

Problem is a lot of thrift stores, Goodwill in particular, were already being extremely picky or outright refusing donations because of the glut of donations from the Marie Kondo Effect and from downsizing older Boomers or family members dealing with their estates.

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 02:50 PM (nRNOc)

98 I got boodles and boodles of gin

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (rpxSz)

99
Went to Costco in Pearland, principally to buy a whole-house WiFi system and, even more importantly, margarita mix for Her Majesty.

No cleaning supplies, but otherwise not out of anything. Lots of paper towels and toilet paper. Fully stocked with meat and bread. The store wasn't particularly crowded (got there at about 11:00) and about half the people were wearing masks.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (mht8P)

100 Same thing in our neighbourhood: I've *never* seen so many people walking around. There are more kids in this area than I'd realized before, too. They're playing in their front yards with a parent observing. It's kind of nice. I used to walk down the side streets and never see a soul; now there's constantly someone coming toward me or walking down the other side of the road. It feels more like a neighbourhood now.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (t+mAj)

101 I can't get stuck babysitting any of the grandkids. The parents of the three younger ones (The fourth is 20, so I already babysat him years ago) all go out for groceries and other necessities, so they are afraid of bringing germs home to the kids and the kids transferring them to me.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (w96zf)

102 Many people are watching daily new case rates or reported COVID deaths as indicators of when the epidemic is easing.

I think that perhaps a better metric of when the crisis has passed is when TP returns to the store shelves.
Posted by: Muldoon
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As a matter of academic interest, I have been following the IHME site ( https://preview.tinyurl.com/qodrp83 ) , curious as to how well their model is performing. It is normally updated every 24 hrs. Oddly, it has not been updated since April 1.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:52 PM (cg4r6)

103 Queen Elizabeth's address is coming up in a few minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAmH36G1Xv8

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 05, 2020 02:52 PM (sWM8x)

104 Reading in a California paper (SF Chronicle I think)
that should people be fined or arrested if they don't observe social
distancing. In SF I can steal anything under 1000 dollars, no problem.
But if I fail to keep the 6 ft. while doing it I can be arrested, and
jail??





Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 02:47 PM

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You will get tossed into a jail cell with 12 other people like that woman who got arrested in NYC yesterday.


Gonna be a $hitload of Civil Rights violations lawsuits when this is all over.

And I have no clue which way SCOTUS will go because there are gonna be a bunch that wind up there. ACLU already has some in the works.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 02:52 PM (JUOKG)

105 I' only have to fill my car's gas tank twice a month, maybe less.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 02:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

106 Another nice aspect of this, from a healthcare perspective, is the emphasis on responses to viruses generally. Not only the HCQ (which Fauci was wild about for MERS), but other experiments are bringing positive results. I read that the Aussies are using ivermectin with success. Who would have guesses that?

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:53 PM (ONvIw)

107 Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (w96zf)

nice knowing you

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:53 PM (rpxSz)

108
I expect:
Lots of donations to Salvation Army and Goodwill.
Because everyone is getting organized.


They may be afraid to accept donations, fearing contagion.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 02:53 PM (aKsyK)

109
Queen Elizabeth's address is coming up in a few minutes.

"To my good and loyal subjects, we *cough* are faced with *cough, cough* an unprecedented crisis *hack, wheeze, collapse*..."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 02:54 PM (mht8P)

110 A billion more home cooked meals this year compared to the same time frame of last year.

Readership of CBD's Food Thread oughta SOAR!

*shameless ploy to snag a Platinum membership*

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 02:54 PM (Z4rgH)

111 I can pop by the local microbrewery and fill up a growler and genuinely believe I'm being a good person supporting local business.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 02:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

112
No cleaning supplies, but otherwise not out of anything. Lots of paper towels and toilet paper. Fully stocked with meat and bread. The store wasn't particularly crowded (got there at about 11:00) and about half the people were wearing masks.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (mht8P)


I was going to join Costco in Columbus until my close buddy told me that he went a couple of days ago and over 100 people were waiting to get in.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 02:54 PM (TdMsT)

113 If any of you are working from home you might turn off any Amazon thingy that has Alexa or really any self inflicted bugging device.

I've heard from some IT people that there's recently been documented cases of companies proprietary work related stuff being made available to 3rd parties through these devices. So no matter if you're on an encrypted line for a web meeting you still might be compromised. Just turn those things off in your house during a meeting.

I didn't ask why that wasn't already done via people's phones which also do that recording stuff.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 02:54 PM (l6b3d)

114 98 I got boodles and boodles of gin
Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (rpxSz)

Lucky you. I go to the senior shopping hours which end about an hour before the wine and spirit department opens. None for me.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:55 PM (ONvIw)

115 I'm exercising more - cardio kickboxing and zumba lessons online and seeing to my daughter's education has been an eye opener.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 02:55 PM (a0IVu)

116
I was going to join Costco in Columbus until my close buddy told me that he went a couple of days ago and over 100 people were waiting to get in.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 02:54 PM (TdMsT)


Ours had a limit of two people per membership card.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 02:55 PM (mht8P)

117 You will get tossed into a jail cell with 12 other people like that woman who got arrested in NYC yesterday.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 02:52 PM (JUOKG)


Last night I was reading about someone in Grand Cayman who just got sentenced to four months for violating curfew. They have a 7pm-5am curfew in place. During the day you're allowed out for 90 minutes a day to exercise, or to make grocery store trips.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:55 PM (6ofTb)

118 I got boodles and boodles of gin

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:51 PM (rpxSz)


But do you have boodles of Boodles?

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 02:56 PM (Z4rgH)

119 "To my good and loyal subjects, we *cough* are faced with *cough, cough* an unprecedented crisis *hack, wheeze, collapse*..."



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 02:54 PM (mht8P)


Isn't that our beloved Hillary....

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 02:56 PM (YFKV9)

120 I expect:
Lots of donations to Salvation Army and Goodwill.
Because everyone is getting organized.

They may be afraid to accept donations, fearing contagion.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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The charities are suffering. Donations of food, and volunteer hours have dropped precipitously. I delivered about 40 lbs. of canned goods (long story) two days ago to our local food bank, and it was if I was the second coming.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:56 PM (cg4r6)

121 I've had very few changes to my lifestyle from social distancing and even those were minuscule. Being a recluse out in the stix apparently has its advantages. I was born for this.

When it's over I'll be like Gene Wilder in the movie "Stir Crazy" when the guards were taking him out of the hole (solitary).......

"Come on Guys, just give me a few more months, I was really starting to get into my head."

Posted by: The Walking Dude at April 05, 2020 02:56 PM (cCxiu)

122 Is TrollBGon an ointment or a spray? Maybe its like an ant trap - trolls crawl in and never leave.

Posted by: Boswell at April 05, 2020 02:57 PM (32YRo)

123 A neighbor tried to give me a lamp yesterday, said I didn't need one try goodwill or thrift shop. She said they are all closed, I said people leave stuff by the dumpster sometimes, and there it was sitting this morning.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 05, 2020 02:57 PM (8JqLB)

124 "The day has arrived. Kludging together a chamber in which to install it. I also inherited from him an attic fan timer, perfect for controlling the bulb."

That's pretty cool! I didn't know they made UV bulbs that are basically incandescent. The hot filament excites the Hg vapor to emit at 253nm. I recently saw some new LEDs that peak at 275nm, which is still UVC. Those might be useful going forward, if they're cheap enough.

Posted by: Chris M at April 05, 2020 02:57 PM (6XZdO)

125 Problem is a lot of thrift stores, Goodwill in particular, were already being extremely picky or outright refusing donations because of the glut of donations from the Marie Kondo Effect and from downsizing older Boomers or family members dealing with their estates.

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 02:50
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I've often wondered if there's not a biz opportunity here. I had to clear out my son's condo after he passed. He lived several hours away. Would have been nice to call one number and have it all handled.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 02:57 PM (Dhht7)

126 As a matter of academic interest, I have been
following the IHME site ( https://preview.tinyurl.com/qodrp83 ) ,
curious as to how well their model is performing. It is normally updated
every 24 hrs. Oddly, it has not been updated since April 1.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:52 PM

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That's because they have been busted for being consistently wrong.


Gatewaypundit has an article about it and there was one on Twitchy earlier this morning also.

They have been off on nearly every data point they put out about hospitalizations. Sometimes by a huge factor.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 02:58 PM (JUOKG)

127 But do you have boodles of Boodles?
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 02:56 PM (Z4rgH)

nope, oodles of Tanqueray

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:58 PM (rpxSz)

128 The bad part is that i am drinking a lot more too. Might need the 12 step program once all this is over.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 02:58 PM (a0IVu)

129 In line to a store
More than half wearing masks
Except the one lady coughing
And the middle aged couple smooching
Seriously why take a companion to a store to use up distancing space

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 02:58 PM (petB+)

130 The charities are suffering. Donations of food, and volunteer hours have dropped precipitously. I delivered about 40 lbs. of canned goods (long story) two days ago to our local food bank, and it was if I was the second coming.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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As an aside, you know who *has* maintained their volunteer hours/activities? The people who work here:
https://tinyurl.com/y5eykhqz

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (cg4r6)

131
WiFi set up. Maybe this will keep Her Majesty happy for a while. She's Death to Electronics. All computer-like items malfunction at her touch. Needless to say, I'm the IT guy at Schloss Hadrian.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (mht8P)

132 I read that the Aussies are using ivermectin with success. Who would have guesses that?
Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:53 PM (ONvIw)

Really? Well I have tons of Heartgard for my dogs.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (6ofTb)

133 Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture

We will get our time together, and we can have long, bitter laughter at the recent past.

Are you interested in the Texas Mo Meet?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (u82oZ)

134

Due to my work commute I usually have to fill up my car every 5 days. Working from home I haven't been to a gas station in 3 weeks. I'd rather do the commute than go through this

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (ddiFP)

135 >>> 106 Another nice aspect of this, from a healthcare perspective, is the emphasis on responses to viruses generally. Not only the HCQ (which Fauci was wild about for MERS), but other experiments are bringing positive results. I read that the Aussies are using ivermectin with success. Who would have guesses that?
Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:53 PM


That could be good. But I'd be afraid that a large change in response to a virus could produce a large change in the mutation direction of the virus. Just my scifi sense tingling.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (l6b3d)

136 It probably doesn't help that the weather has been shitty.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (vF+fs)

137 Filled up my car for the first time in over a week. Gas was $1.39/gal. Only downside, I only needed half a tank.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 05, 2020 03:00 PM (CAJOC)

138 The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.


Should go great with those Great LeftWingers votive candles they made up a few years ago.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 03:00 PM (oVJmc)

139
I read that the Aussies are using ivermectin with success.

You won't get heartworm either!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 03:00 PM (mht8P)

140 Hadrian the Seventh

I want to thank you again for your gift of great music.

From what I'm seeing, the Columbus job did not go through. I'm sad about that.

And healing thoughts for the premature loss of your wonderful dogs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (u82oZ)

141 Really? Well I have tons of Heartgard for my dogs.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:59 PM (6ofTb)

Heartgard might be more than just ivermectin, IIRC.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (ONvIw)

142 I've been burning more gas than ever, since I'm still working 5 days/week, and I quit taking the train.

Posted by: Chris M at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (6XZdO)

143 I want my liberty back.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (axyOa)

144 The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.





Should go great with those Great LeftWingers votive candles they made up a few years ago.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 03:00 PM (oVJmc)


They have a lot of false gods and idols, don't they

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (ddiFP)

145 They have been off on nearly every data point they put out about hospitalizations. Sometimes by a huge factor.
Posted by: Mr. Scott
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Their 'Deaths Per Day' have been a bit off, but not seriously so, and certainly within the (admittedly wide) latitude of their projection. Haven't looked at the other numbers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (cg4r6)

146 The Bologna virus. Gettin tired of this.

Posted by: Citizen of Bureaustan at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (ldmQR)

147 Trump is asked to react to Biden. "If you go the Federalist article, most of you won't, because you don't want to..."

https://youtu.be/Id6Uq8sZKoM

Did this happen yesterday? Am I behind the curve on this.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (LxTcq)

148 143 I want my liberty back.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (axyOa)

^ this

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (6ofTb)

149 Widespread focus on adopting a bit more self-reliant mindset, the fact the dark side of globalism can no longer be hidden or handwaved off, lighter traffic to work, more remote working, lead pipe cinch reelection prospect for President Trump, hopefully wider spread skepticism of disaster models, and accelerated political unmasking of opportunist tyrants (i.e., democrats).

But it's hard to overlook the widespread unemployment, unnecessary restrictions on freedom, and tyrannical precedents being created. I just hope more people are repulsed than excited by the latter...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (vuujo)

150 I'm having a Sunday afternoon nap and the dog is snoring beside me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

151 DO NOT BE POPPING HARTGARD WITHOUT A DRS RX

DONT BE WANDA

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (petB+)

152 The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.
----

I want an Adam Schiff bobblehead.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (cg4r6)

153 I like it because it makes being outgoing a subversive act. Which, naturally, encourages me to be more outgoing lately.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

154 Here are a some DIY masks.

http://tinyurl.com/vvgqlt4
this one has a link to a youtube illustration

http://tinyurl.com/yx5tlxsa
this one is a simple how to sew one

http://tinyurl.com/umc3vl7
James Woods viewed this at his twitter site

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (yTd+z)

155 Other than a bunch of weirdo not-asians wearing masks in stores stocked with everything but TP, nothing changed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (1g7ch)

156 Here's a link to some of the info on ivermectin https://tinyurl.com/run365w

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (ONvIw)

157 I go to the senior shopping hours which end about an hour before the wine and spirit department opens. None for me.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 02:55
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That's only a problem on Sunday here. M-Sa senior shopping hrs 6-7a. Spirit hours start at 6a, too. Sunday spirit sales don't start until 9a.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (Dhht7)

158 Bill Gates was on Fox News Sunday. Jabbering heads are still crediting his "Next thing that kills 10 million is pandemic" as being germane to to Covid-19.

But one of the most interesting things Gates said was that of all the countries, Taiwan had the best response.

But, what is unique about Taiwan?

They have a *universal* and *fundamental* distrust of China.

In America we have a presidential candidate with a healthy distrust of China and we have the most likely opponent who this year told us that China was not a bunch of bad dudes.

So the country that reacted the best to China is that country that didn't trust China and shut down flights to and from China as soon as they could.

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (Eicbe)

159
Like I've said before: I've never been down with this Continental slop of kissing and hugging upon meeting -- literally meeting, as in the first time you meet someone. I think Europe is where Americans got it from, along with some a few other starry-eyed notions about Old World sophistication and American barbarism.

Pah! Straighten your back, stick out your hand, and SHAKE, American-style. Look the other person frankly in the eye from a distance such that you can gauge a bit of their character, not the scent of their hair.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 03:04 PM (oGNNA)

160 Feeling very Soviet right now

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:04 PM (petB+)

161
From what I'm seeing, the Columbus job did not go through. I'm sad about that.

I tell myself I just haven't heard anything - I wrote last week to inquire - and that they're probably as screwed up now as most other companies, but all the same I'm not optimistic.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 03:04 PM (mht8P)

162 I'm having a Sunday afternoon nap and the dog is snoring beside me.
Posted by: Northernlurker
------
Mike Hammer's Cat - Snoozing beside me on the sofa

Mike Hammer's fuzzy little dog - Snoozing in her bed

The pressure to follow suit is awful.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:04 PM (cg4r6)

163 Ours had a limit of two people per membership card.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 02:55
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Sam's Club is doing that now, too.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:04 PM (Dhht7)

164 That's only a problem on Sunday here. M-Sa senior shopping hrs 6-7a. Spirit hours start at 6a, too. Sunday spirit sales don't start until 9a.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (Dhht7)

NJ here

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:05 PM (ONvIw)

165 I'm ready to sic the Stasi on the smooching couple

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:06 PM (petB+)

166 Their 'Deaths Per Day' have been a bit off, but not seriously so, and certainly within the (admittedly wide) latitude of their projection. Haven't looked at the other numbers.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (cg4r6)

Break ever point for the King Flu Freakout is on order of 10,000 per day. (not considering economic impacts, just cumulative total of lockdown time as lost 'lifetimes').

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 03:06 PM (1g7ch)

167 I want an Adam Schiff bobblehead.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (cg4r6)


And thirteen coils?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 03:06 PM (yTd+z)

168 Hadrian the Seventh

Insomniac got a full time job. Insomniac!

You will be fine. And I have two ideas for you as gap fillers if you are interested.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:06 PM (u82oZ)

169 Feeling very Soviet right now

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:04 PM (petB+)


Depressingly so

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 05, 2020 03:06 PM (ddiFP)

170 I find myself watching lots of stupid YouTube videos. I like the ones where they show RR crossings in Italy where the gates come down 10 minutes before the train comes. Short train of 2 passenger cars...You can have a picnic and some wine while waiting. That would never work here in the USA.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:07 PM (YFKV9)

171 151 DO NOT BE POPPING HARTGARD WITHOUT A DRS RX

DONT BE WANDA
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (petB+)

I wasn't going to. I was kidding.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:07 PM (6ofTb)

172 Even the Soviets had TP.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 03:07 PM (1g7ch)

173 160 Feeling very Soviet right now
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:04 PM (petB+)

no shaving, huh ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 03:08 PM (rpxSz)

174 171 151 DO NOT BE POPPING HARTGARD WITHOUT A DRS RX

DONT BE WANDA
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (petB+)

I wasn't going to. I was kidding.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:07 PM (6ofTb)

Of course you were kidding. It's just a normal reaction to potentially fabulous news

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:08 PM (ONvIw)

175 Burnt Toast

Debatable. Flat wood chips of birch does not make it TP. Soviet Union sure screwed everything up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (u82oZ)

176 Im quite content with my own company. Cutting down on outings has encouraged me to call family and friends that I normally wouldn't because I had social overload.

At the store this morning, I realized I usually give people about 6 ft distance anyway, just for their and my privacy.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (IDhUW)

177 I know Jordan, so was I

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (petB+)

178 172 Even the Soviets had TP.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 03:07 PM (1g7ch)


overruns of Stoli labels

not quite the same

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (rpxSz)

179 I want an Adam Schiff bobblehead.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM (cg4r6)


If it comes with some of his fingernail or hair clippings, I'm in.

My new hobby -- gris-gris dolls.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (Z4rgH)

180 When it's over I'll be like Gene Wilder in the movie "Stir Crazy" when the guards were taking him out of the hole (solitary).......
"Come on Guys, just give me a few more months, I was really starting to get into my head."
Posted by: The Walking Dude at April 05, 2020 02:56 PM (cCxiu)

Oh, great scene.

Off to find it......thanks Dude!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (Z+IKu)

181 I'll have you knowI shaved this morning

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (petB+)

182 Mask wearing has increased to the point where yesterday I became self-conscious about being one of the only non-masked people at the supermarket.

All of a sudden not dressing like a terrorist made me feel like a terrorist.

I shall now don an improvised mask.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:10 PM (gd9RK)

183 177 I know Jordan, so was I
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (petB+)

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:10 PM (6ofTb)

184 Back, some out bike riding, walking dogs or jogging, othing of course going on at township park.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:10 PM (ZCEU2)

185 I'll have you knowI shaved this morning
Posted by: vmom 2020

---

Go on . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:11 PM (Y4EXg)

186 Bet 3/4 people at grocery stores had them on.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:11 PM (ZCEU2)

187 I am grateful my pool builder deemed it essential to have the guys lay coping today.

Posted by: DanMan at April 05, 2020 03:11 PM (kFOoV)

188
If it comes with some of his fingernail or hair clippings, I'm in.

My new hobby -- gris-gris dolls.
Posted by: GnuBreed
---------

Dr. John? Is that you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:11 PM (cg4r6)

189 Suddenly, 12 million illegal aliens jobs were deemed 'unessential'.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at April 05, 2020 03:11 PM (Vy7tf)

190 I shall now don an improvised mask.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:10 PM (gd9RK)

Oh dear...I am picturing all sorts of crazy things.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:11 PM (6ofTb)

191 Larry Tribe has blown the lid off Trump's lies!


Laurence Tribe@tribelaw

What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that tradeoff.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (+y/Ru)

192 Even the Soviets had TP.


When they did it was full of splinters. I'm not kidding. And when they didn't there were pages from glossy magazines which are not so effective and had to be put in a bin rather than flushed.

I used a Time magagzine in Minsk. Good use for it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (gd9RK)

193 I'm sick of my grocery store looking like its been looted by zombies. And I am sick of idiots living in my area who bitch and moan about people not adhering to SIP; fucking nags.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (a0IVu)

194 First rain in weeks.

Probably going to kill everything that is touches as it is saturated with airborne Kung Flu.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (1g7ch)

195 Yesterday the big news here in town was a missing man. He was found and now the town cops can relax...No, it wasn't uncle Joe.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (YFKV9)

196 But that Shiffty bobblehead will only take 1 .22 to destroy it.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (ZCEU2)

197 Media Bias and a failed president.

Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo
@25:35 (during display of China Coronavirus Campaign image) the chyron states:

Some US states and cities have received unusable medical equipment from the nation's medical stockpile as they seek desperately needed supplies to fight the [Chinese] coronavirus pandemic ... Nearly 6,000 masks sent to Alabama had dry rot and a 2010 expiration date, while more than 150 ventilators sent to Los Angeles were broken and had to be repaired... an Oregon official said several shipments of equipment were well past their expiration dates, ...on and on
_O'Fiddlesticks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kt8Q3qapBk

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (yTd+z)

198 181 I'll have you knowI shaved this morning
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:09 PM (petB+)

POIDH

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 03:13 PM (rpxSz)

199 IC

I know. If I wanted to be nagged I would get married.

Uh. Oops.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:13 PM (u82oZ)

200 Larry Tribe has blown the lid off Trump's lies!


Laurence Tribe@tribelaw

What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that tradeoff.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (+y/Ru)


Another guy who did not watch the State fo teh Union.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 03:13 PM (1g7ch)

201 Probably going to kill everything that is touches as it is saturated with airborne Kung Flu.
Posted by: Burnt Toast

----

If the acid rain doesn't kill all plant life on earth first.

Wait, it didn't?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:13 PM (Y4EXg)

202 21 Also, I paid $1.69 for gas last week, which is one bright spot in rumpus.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

$1.40 cash price in N. Indiana Friday. I predict $1.20 by the end of April.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (Vy7tf)

203 No trespassing sign on the front door and sitting on my glider reading my kindle with my AR-15 beside me.
Pondering the wisdom of that great Australian man of letters, Chopper Reid. "Harden the fuck up."

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (bML9A)

204 I've noticed a lot of people seem to be blatantly ignoring traffic laws. Especially u-turns in random places or blowing through stop signs. Either they think the cops wont bother them or we have already in the post-apocalypse and Mad Max rules.

Posted by: Ripley at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (MxEKc)

205 I want an Adam Schiff bobblehead.


*********

Should be available soon.
The company is trying to find a weaker spring.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (m45I2)

206 Personally think every illegal job is nonessential

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (ZCEU2)

207 vmom 2020

I'll give you a How are you doing? for morale purposes.


But in reality, only virtual hugs {{......vmom 2020......}}.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (u82oZ)

208 Mask wearing has increased to the point where yesterday I became self-conscious about being one of the only non-masked people at the supermarket.


The same people avidly wearing masks today were refusing to wear masks last week when the Medical Disease Bureaucrats told them they shouldn't.


We should all blindly obey the *E*X*P*E*R*T*S!!!!!!* every time they change their totally-science-based directives.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (oVJmc)

209 202 21 Also, I paid $1.69 for gas last week, which is one bright spot in rumpus.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

$1.40 cash price in N. Indiana Friday. I predict $1.20 by the end of April.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (Vy7tf)

We're still at $2.30-ish in eastern WA.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (6ofTb)

210
Laurence Tribe@tribelaw

What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that tradeoff.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (+y/Ru)
---
What if you were to learn that Trump's delay is the only thing that saved us from an alien invasion?

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (Eicbe)

211 202 21 Also, I paid $1.69 for gas last week, which is one bright spot in rumpus.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

$1.40 cash price in N. Indiana Friday. I predict $1.20 by the end of April.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (Vy7tf)
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.95 cents a gallon in central Virginia last weekend.

Posted by: Weasel at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (MVjcR)

212 I predict day a nation get back to work order gas is $2 at least

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (ZCEU2)

213 107 -- Redacted -- No, I don't hate my grandkids. I just like a little notice that they are on the way.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (w96zf)

214
Also, I paid $1.69 for gas last week, which is one bright spot in rumpus.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 05, 2020 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

$1.40 cash price in N. Indiana Friday. I predict $1.20 by the end of April.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (Vy7tf)

We're still at $2.30-ish in eastern WA.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (6ofTb)


$1.39 at Costco and Sam's here in Brazoria County, TX.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (mht8P)

215 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (Zz0t1)

216 What if you were to learn that Trump's delay is the only thing that saved us from an alien invasion?
Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (Eicbe)

Border crossings ARE down, so that's another silver lining.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (ONvIw)

217 So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?



==


Many were asking for "cleansing fire" or something similar. Now we got it. I see things shaken into their proper place. Much unnecessary is being swept away.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (zr5Kq)

218 Personally think every illegal job is nonessential
Posted by: Skip
--------

I would 'counter-productive'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (cg4r6)

219 Global Advice:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (Zz0t1)

220 Unless the supermarkets and every other kind of retail store with long aisles (looking at you, Target), change their floorplans and have aisles wide enough for two carts to pass and maintain six feet of space, the "social distancing" simply does not work.

And the self-checkout stands with their touchscreen controls aren't gonna make it in our new world of I-can't-touch-anything.

And the restaurants that think they are cool and hip that want to flip that iPad around to you so you can "complete your transaction" by touching that yukky screen, they aren't going to pass muster in our new world.

Cash? Who want's ever again to use it?

Hotels? Sleep in a room made up by a third-world maid, and hope she sanitized every single possible surface in there. I think I'll sleep in my car. Or in my tent out back on that grassy patch where every dog from here to Seattle has shat upon.

The list can go on forever.

We need the Fed to en-chip every single one of us like dogs get chipped. Only our chips will be super high RFID and capable of handling all the transactions of everyday life, so our snowflake hands remain ever-clean.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:17 PM (+fPHo)

221 Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture

Duct tape, an unfinished wall [redneck time outs], and story time?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:17 PM (u82oZ)

222  I want my liberty back. 
Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM (axyOa) 

^ this

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:02 PM




Welcome to America 2020.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at April 05, 2020 03:17 PM (odrqb)

223 Dr. John? Is that you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:11 PM (cg4r6)


Did he do I put A Spell On You?

Here's CCR's version --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeXqtzusIU0

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 03:18 PM (Z4rgH)

224 illegal job is nonessential

Posted by: Skip


Who the hell is going to mow all those lawns...local kids don't do that anymore.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:18 PM (YFKV9)

225 Before we "learn" something, there needs to be a probability that there are facts it represents.

Nutty conspiracy theories don't usually have those facts.

What a Buffoon this proguesser is.

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:18 PM (Eicbe)

226 One of my neighbors claims he's saved at least $500 since the bars were closed. He's single, no girl friend, so he would get off work and go to the bar.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (w96zf)

227 213 107 -- Redacted -- No, I don't hate my grandkids. I just like a little notice that they are on the way.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 03:16 PM (w96zf)

I never said you did

now, how about the kid's view ??

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (rpxSz)

228 Seriously these guyz need quit treating shopping as a dating event

Also lady in front of me
The mask is supposed to cover your nose too
Not just your mouth

Jeeze I've turned into Karen

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (petB+)

229 Its a beautiful day here on the plains north of Denver. Cut the lawn, edged it and swept it all, while waving to at least 10 couples walking their kids and dogs. The only complaint I have is the scolds on the neighborhood app bitching about people being out of the house.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (C+yOi)

230 I'm sick of my grocery store looking like its been
looted by zombies. And I am sick of idiots living in my area who bitch
and moan about people not adhering to SIP; fucking nags.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (a0IVu)


Same here. I ventured out to Fresh Market yesterday, and it was a sea of calm and civility in the midst of the madness everywhere else. Very few shoppers, and we practiced staying the hell away from each other, while being pleasant and civil.


I scored two YUGE artichokes with insanely long stems, and we'll have them as our dinner tonight.

Then, against my better judgement, I stopped by the local Crackhead Kroger on the way home, to pick up some vitamin supplements.


This actually happened between my cashier and her bag gurl:
"If you's itchy an' runny down there [points to crotch] you needs to see a doctor."

I stared in horror, and beat feet out of the store. I wiped every single thing down with sanitizing wipes before even putting the plastic bags in my car trunk.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (ptqGC)

231 Les Kinetic

I use fast food napkins for all touch screens and door handles in public. Over a set of running gloves.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (u82oZ)

232 Personally think every illegal job is nonessential
Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:14 PM (ZCEU2)
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No job is illegal.

Posted by: Soros Prosecutor at April 05, 2020 03:20 PM (Eicbe)

233 Larry Tribe has blown the lid off Trump's lies!





Laurence Tribe@tribelaw



What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re
COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the
economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate
acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that
tradeoff.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (+y/Ru)

This makes my head hurt. When conducting an impeachment trial the Senate is supposed to consider the articles of impeachment the House has given them. So essentially he is saying that under this bizarre conspiracy theory the Senate should have disregarded its constitutional responsibility and thus part of the very foundation this country was built upon.
Plus everyone and their pet canary knew there was no way the Senate was going to convict Trump.

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 03:20 PM (nRNOc)

234
Laurence Tribe@tribelaw

What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that tradeoff.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (+y/Ru)



Retweet if wouldn't be surprised to find out Lawrence Tribe is a pedophile necrophiliac.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 03:20 PM (oVJmc)

235 So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?


For me, it was a new experience to walk into a bank while wearing a mask without having to worry about being shot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:20 PM (XVuno)

236
I've been burning more gas than ever, since I'm still working 5 days/week, and I quit taking the train.
Posted by: Chris M

=======

Gas is cheep -- but I have no place to go.

I was spending tons on transportation and AirBnB, now saving all that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 03:21 PM (oGNNA)

237
Unless the supermarkets and every other kind of retail store with long aisles (looking at you, Target), change their floorplans and have aisles wide enough for two carts to pass and maintain six feet of space, the "social distancing" simply does not work.

I think there's a big difference in potential exposure between passing by someone at under six feet in a supermarket aisle and sitting for an hour around a table at a restaurant or in a pew at church.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 03:21 PM (mht8P)

238 210
Laurence Tribe@tribelaw

What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that tradeoff.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:12 PM (+y/Ru)
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What if you were to learn that Trump's delay is the only thing that saved us from an alien invasion?
Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:15 PM (Eicbe)

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So, does Tribe believe an economic turndown would have affected Trump's acquittal? If so, that's just further evidence the impeachment was a sham.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 05, 2020 03:21 PM (CAJOC)

239 Also, reliance on foreign labor/products - corporations and even mid to small businesses are being disabused of that forcibly. The chickens came home to roost. Unfortunately we are slightly caught in the middle. Not for long.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 03:21 PM (zr5Kq)

240 All of you with your low gas prices and nice weather are making me jealous.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:21 PM (6ofTb)

241 LOL Jane

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (petB+)

242 Ivermectin tablets are also used off-label for a number of other conditions.


Searching off label use for medications is impossible.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (yTd+z)

243
This actually happened between my cashier and her bag gurl:
"If you's itchy an' runny down there [points to crotch] you needs to see a doctor."

I stared in horror, and beat feet out of the store. I wiped every single thing down with sanitizing wipes before even putting the plastic bags in my car trunk.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (ptqGC)

OMG....

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (a0IVu)

244 The only complaint I have is the scolds on the neighborhood app bitching about people being out of the house.

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Probably didn't even apply in triplicate for a walking permit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (+y/Ru)

245 >>>And...I just saw that I stomped Ace!<<<

You shall be placed in quarantine and subjected 24/7 to compilations of the Zappa omnium-gatherum.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (95j/9)

246
Did he do I put A Spell On You?

Posted by: GnuBreed

They call me, Dr. John, The Night Tripper
Got my sizzling Gris-Gris in my hand
Day trippin' up, back down the bayou
I'm the last of the best
They call me the Gris-Gris man
Got many clients
Come from miles around

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (cg4r6)

247 221 -- NaCly -- You're assuming I have enough wall space. And we gave my oldest son the GSD 's crate for his pit bull.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (w96zf)

248 What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19

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I see they are making up another em-peach. Time for the feds to star investigating these people.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (zr5Kq)

249 Vmom: You know the rules! PICS!!!

Posted by: Boliver Shagnasty at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (fJ+BQ)

250 I get to pump my own gas now that the Oregon governor has suspended the law that you need some gubby to pump it for you.

Posted by: Beartooth at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (y0S2P)

251 Could go burn up another 2 cups of gas in the chainsaw

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (ZCEU2)

252 They have been off on nearly every data point they put out about hospitalizations. Sometimes by a huge factor.

Posted by: Mr. Scott

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Their 'Deaths Per Day' have been a bit off, but not seriously so,
and certainly within the (admittedly wide) latitude of their projection.
Haven't looked at the other numbers.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:01 PM

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It was their hospitalization numbers. The death numbers they were pulling from the either the John Hopkins or CDC websites IIRC.


But the main problem was they were projecting 2-10 times the number of hospitalizations that were actually occurring.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (JUOKG)

253 It has been really nice being able to get outside in this warm, pleasant weather. But allergies. Seeing families out for bike rides and walks together has also been nice.

Scolds on Nextdoor are furious that *anyone* is going outside. It's incredible.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (ptqGC)

254 I use fast food napkins for all touch screens and door handles in public. Over a set of running gloves.
Posted by: NaCly

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I've taken to carrying a monster container of Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide wipes with me everywhere. I try to use them but I'm sure sterile technique is violated all over the place.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (Y4EXg)

255
Maybe I'll go cough around the property line.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (mht8P)

256 living in CA and being in house arrest, I am really saving on gas. Spending it all on amazon shopping and booze.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (a0IVu)

257
For me, it was a new experience to walk into a bank while wearing a mask without having to worry about being shot.
Posted by: Cicero

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And gloves.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (cg4r6)

258 242 Ivermectin tablets are also used off-label for a number of other conditions.


Searching off label use for medications is impossible.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (yTd+z)

Try Medscape?

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (ONvIw)

259 My favorite is walking down the sidewalk in my residential neighborhood, and having people walking the opposite direction make a point - when I don't leave the walk - of veering off into the grass to avoid me.

I give them my brightest smile, and warmest "Hello!"

Posted by: One-eyed cat peepin' in the seafood store at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (/sTHK)

260 Hadrian, haven't the pups already peed on every inch of that line though?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (petB+)

261 One of my neighbors claims he's saved at least $500
since the bars were closed. He's single, no girl friend, so he would get
off work and go to the bar.



Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM

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Talked to one of our VFW member today, he said he has saved over $750 since we closed. He was spending as much as $50 a day in there 7 days a week.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (JUOKG)

262 Scolds on Nextdoor are furious that *anyone* is going outside. It's incredible.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (ptqGC)

My Nextdoor scolds are scoldier than your Nextdoor scolds!

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (nRNOc)

263 So, does Tribe believe an economic turndown would have affected Trump's acquittal? If so, that's just further evidence the impeachment was a sham.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 05, 2020 03:21 PM (CAJOC)
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Kinda where my mind was.

Except that almost every Dem voted for Impeachment/Removal.

And the Dems are a blight upon the American republic. The likelihood of FDR becoming a dictator became so obvious that even *his* Congress resisted him loading the Supreme Court.

But he cemented his control over the media through his regulatory agencies.

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:25 PM (Eicbe)

264 The closer you are, the longer you touch, the more cooties can crawl onto your clothes; the more of their air you breathe.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 03:25 PM (yTd+z)

265 Talked to one of our VFW member today, he said he has saved over $750 since we closed. He was spending as much as $50 a day in there 7 days a week.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

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And probably not your best customer!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:25 PM (Y4EXg)

266 1. We seized control of the Fed from the Paysuer family. 2. We're attacking human trafficking and drug cartels. 3. This is the last straw for the EU.

Posted by: ck at April 05, 2020 03:25 PM (Gf0Po)

267 262 Scolds on Nextdoor are furious that *anyone* is going outside. It's incredible.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:23 PM (ptqGC)

My Nextdoor scolds are scoldier than your Nextdoor scolds!
Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (nRNOc)

Try CA liberals. Bitching and picking fights with anyone who dares to disagree with them.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (a0IVu)

268 When we all fully realize the true cost of dining and drinking out, and the savings realized by not, it's gonna change our habits so as to save $$$.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (+fPHo)

269 One big benefit of this disaster is learning who people in my community actually are. The Trump-haters and scolds' names I'm remembering.

Will "socially distance" myself from them permanently when this is all over.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (ptqGC)

270 My truck hand wipes are running out, as soon as get in truck after store I clean my hands.

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (ZCEU2)

271 For me, it was a new experience to walk into a bank while wearing a mask without having to worry about being shot.
Posted by: Cicero

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And gloves.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (cg4r6)
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And a note...

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (Eicbe)

272 Your lucky you get disposable plastic bags. Here in Cuomo country we still use those nasty cloth bags. Got to save the planet you know, come hell or high water. I wonder in NYC with everyone using them, if that doesn't help spread the virus. No one talks about that, especially the MFM.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (YFKV9)

273 My wife has discovered tik-tok. She's blowing up my phone. Think I'll go looking for WuFlu party to attend.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (Dhht7)

274 It is now acceptable to be seen in a hockey mask.

Now, I wear a real mask underneath. But the hockey mask really adds a punch to my walking about speechifying with the Mr. Microphone.

I am gravely disappointed at your failure to wear masks.....

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (e1mEI)

275 My Nextdoor scolds are scoldier than your Nextdoor scolds!

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (nRNOc)


Are not! lol

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (ptqGC)

276
I've taken to carrying a monster container of Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide wipes with me everywhere. I try to use them but I'm sure sterile technique is violated all over the place.
Posted by: Tonypete
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Shopping cart handles have transitioned from being the nastiest, most germ-laden thing in the cosmos, to a surface that is totally sterilized, and immediate death to any organism that comes in contact..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (cg4r6)

277 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (i3fsK)

278 248 What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19


Has Tribe gotten word there is a new anonymous mystery 'whistleblower' with a complete bullshit allegation....?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 03:28 PM (oVJmc)

279 I haven't seen my nextdoor neighbors in months. They're all in another state somewhere, hunkering down.

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:28 PM (Eicbe)

280 277 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.

***************

Now there's a woman that knows how to trigger the suburban Stasi so their heads explode. I salute thee, madam.

Posted by: Two Weeks Saying China Is ASSHOE at April 05, 2020 03:28 PM (+dsLj)

281 And a note...
Posted by: Axeman
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What have you got to lose? Give it a try.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:28 PM (cg4r6)

282 Tonypete

We still have no community spreading of CV-19. I can run some risks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:28 PM (u82oZ)

283 Tiny store can only allow 5 ppl in

Dumbass smoochy couple go in together anyway

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:29 PM (petB+)

284 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (i3fsK)



Did you happen to see my lost shaker of salt?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:29 PM (XVuno)

285 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (i3fsK)


Brian Kemp ordered all of Georgia's beaches reopened Friday evening. So of course the teenagers, after being told not to party on the beaches, gathered on Tybee Island once again.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:29 PM (ptqGC)

286 277 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (i3fsK)

Grrr. It f*cking SNOWED here this morning.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:29 PM (6ofTb)

287 It's overcast.

Can't go to church.

Can't see my grandbabies.

Nothing good about being under house arrest.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 03:29 PM (RU4sa)

288 My Nextdoor scolds are scoldier than your Nextdoor scolds!


Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 03:24 PM (nRNOc)

Are not! lol




Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (ptqGC)

Are too!
So there!
*Calls my mom to complain*

Posted by: Vendette at April 05, 2020 03:29 PM (nRNOc)

289 Yeah, it's like having a 6 foot force field out in front of you, as you go along, the snotty snowflakes leaping and dodging so as to avoid getting zapped by your "force."

May the force be with you.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:30 PM (+fPHo)

290 Nurse watch walking on pop tops

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:30 PM (ZCEU2)

291 The guv'nor has shut down my yard crew.
Just mowed the yard. It was looking like a crap hole.
Meanwhile Grandaughter just got xray of her finger she banged up making cookies. (Don't ask).
Not broken.
She and daughter were just about the only people in the hospital.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 03:30 PM (axyOa)

292 Was going to go into Sam's after getting gas, as the parking lot was surprisingly not too full. Then I noticed the line stretching the full length of the building.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 05, 2020 03:30 PM (CAJOC)

293 Apparently, the chair of the Harvard chemistry department has been arrested for concealing ties to the lab in Wuhan and two other chinese students for espionage. Treason at Harvard, glorious.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at April 05, 2020 03:30 PM (bML9A)

294 Oh lord
Now a family with kids in line
Da fuq ppl

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:31 PM (petB+)

295 Sorry. no offence intended... LONG time lurker. Feel like all youse beez like fam.

Posted by: Boliver Shagnasty at April 05, 2020 03:31 PM (fJ+BQ)

296 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (i3fsK)



Chillin our at Open Sores eh?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 03:31 PM (axyOa)

297 Brian Kemp ordered all of Georgia's beaches reopened Friday evening. So of course the teenagers, after being told not to party on the beaches, gathered on Tybee Island once again.

This is why we can't have nice things.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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Jane...Bridge, Jane, the bridge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:31 PM (cg4r6)

298 {{{...... SMH......}}}

Write this all down so your g-babies will have your voice in a letter.

Or save it and give to then at HS graduation. Family history in the making.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:32 PM (u82oZ)

299 Two people have been diagnosed with the corona here. They are the 19th and 20th cases in a town of 26,000. I fear that if this does not end soon it is going to drag on for months. I miss junk food. Life is hard.

Posted by: Undesignated Whiner and Complainer at April 05, 2020 03:32 PM (bi73b)

300 Husband's response to finding out about ivermectin:"Good dog, Rusty"

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:32 PM (ONvIw)

301 My favorite is walking down the sidewalk in my residential neighborhood, and having people walking the opposite direction make a point - when I don't leave the walk - of veering off into the grass to avoid me.

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When I was a kid, we played the hiding-from-cars game. We'd be playing cops and robbers or something then a car would drive down the street and we'd dive behind bushes or whatever. May need to take that up again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:32 PM (+y/Ru)

302 Talked to one of our VFW member today, he said he has saved over $750 since we closed. He was spending as much as $50 a day in there 7 days a week.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 03:24
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He's saving more than me. Only go 5 days a week and spent $20 a day.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:32 PM (Dhht7)

303 The "scolds" aren't scolds (OK, maybe they're that, too) - they're stupid, and/or ignorant (but they probably already demonstrated that in various ways long before now).

There's nothing the slightest bit risky about being outside and active. It's all about proximity or contact.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:33 PM (El6T/)

304 Treason at Harvard, glorious.
Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade
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*?*

Isn't that their normal state?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:33 PM (cg4r6)

305 Nice sentiment, Salty.

Posted by: SMH at April 05, 2020 03:33 PM (RU4sa)

306 Talked to one of our VFW member today, he said he
has saved over $750 since we closed. He was spending as much as $50 a
day in there 7 days a week.

Posted by: Mr. Scott



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And probably not your best customer!


Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:25 PM

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No he is not. My best customer left with a $450 bar tab that she did not pay. The bartender let her go without paying for it because she said she did not have her card with her.


All told I have over $1,100 in unpaid bar tabs sitting on my Clover. Pretty sure I am not going to get all of that back when we are allowed to re open.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 05, 2020 03:33 PM (JUOKG)

307 It's apparent when you observe the activity in your typical mixed-demographic WalMart, that the wine-mom demographic (and I include both sexes and most ages) is trying to be observant, while most of the POCs, and the Caucasians with bad tattoos, don't give a shit.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:34 PM (+fPHo)

308 When I was a kid, we played the hiding-from-cars game. We'd be playing cops and robbers or something then a car would drive down the street and we'd dive behind bushes or whatever. May need to take that up again.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:32 PM (+y/Ru)

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In the Arab world, this is game is quaintly called "being a pedestrian."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 05, 2020 03:34 PM (II2Y0)

309 Redacted -- When they were younger, the grandkids were a little terrified of Gran, because Gran didn't beg, negotiate, or take no for an answer. And Gran would chew them out for inappropriate behavior. Now that they are getting older, they think Gran is kind of cool. Gran doesn't act all stuffy and uptight like their other grandmothers, and Gran gives them the bestest books for Christmas and birthdays.

Years back, we were all gathered at daughter's house to celebrate a birthday with a cookout. Daughter-in-law was trying to coax granddaughter into eating a hot dog. Gran listened for a few minutes then asked the kid if she wanted ketchup or mustard on her hot dog. Kid said ketchup and ate every bite without a squawk.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 05, 2020 03:34 PM (w96zf)

310 At least all students pass now, no worry. But the local technical college is still holding their engineering students feet to the fire. My neighbors son is very busy in front of his computer most days. And getting ready for exams.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:34 PM (YFKV9)

311 When I put on my mask, I make it a point to mimic the accent and inflection of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2020 03:34 PM (95j/9)

312 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago

I will be having a White House CoronaVirus Task Force meeting in a short while. May or may not do a News Conference after the meeting, depending on new information. Talks & meetings today are proving promising, but a rough two weeks are coming up!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 03:35 PM (cF8AT)

313 Jane...Bridge, Jane, the bridge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:31 PM (cg4r6)


No bridge to Tybee. I was thinking of driving out tomorrow and having a nice walk on the beach. But the Tybee mayor (D-womyn) is sending the police out to make sure no one brings a chair to sit on while watching the surf. She's furious with Kemp for re-opening the beach.


Oh, and Savannah's prog mayor has stopped dry brush and yard waste pickup in the city. My husband said Van Johnson, big Tank Abrams supporter, is doing his best to turn the city into Baltimore. Thanks, libs!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:35 PM (ptqGC)

314 There's nothing the slightest bit risky about being outside and active. It's all about proximity or contact.




Yeah. can be outside. replay of mardi gras/florida spring break are not recommended.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 03:35 PM (zr5Kq)

315 I miss junk food. Life is hard.
Posted by: Undesignated
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Two weeks ago, I asked myself, "What is the most important consumable for me?" The answer was obvious, honey buns. Stocked up with a 3 month supply.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:35 PM (cg4r6)

316 Trump should announce a possible cure with ivermectin, Birx-Reffe will cut her wrists on live TV

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:35 PM (ONvIw)

317 Friends of ours up in NC told us the beaches there are not closed.

Here in FL, the f^cking spring breakers ruined it for us.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (+fPHo)

318 At the beach drinking a margarita is a bit different than y'all imagine.

It's 50 outside. I'm wearing a fleece coat and a hat. The winter ducks are swimming by picking seaweed out of the surf.

Mountains are mostly hiding.

The briny smell of the beach and the sound of the waves is calming and invigorating at the same time.

Wish y'all were here.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (i3fsK)

319
Here in Cuomo country we still use those nasty cloth bags. Got to save the planet you know, come hell or high water. I wonder in NYC with everyone using them, if that doesn't help spread the virus. No one talks about that, especially the MFM.
Posted by: Colin

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I'm surprised by that. Here in Newsom Nation if you bring your own bag, you have to pack it yourself. That was last week. This week, if you bring your own bag, you can't set it on any surface in the store, especially the checkout counter or bag area. They'll put your things either in a di$po$able bag (which you pay for) or into the cart -- that's it. You wanna use your own, free bags, you pack them from the cart.

Then there's a team of cheery, t-shirted, masked employees (they're HIRING at Stader Brothers) wiping the heck out of every cart that comes back in.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (oGNNA)

320 Trump should announce a possible cure with ivermectin, Birx-Reffe will cut her wrists on live TV



Why Birx particularly ?

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (zr5Kq)

321 There's nothing the slightest bit risky about being outside and active. It's all about proximity or contact.


I have scrupulously avoided mosh pits since this whole thing began.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (XVuno)

322 I found a new use for my fishing buffs.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (ZLI7S)

323 I go into the liquor store wearing a mask and gloves, wondering how that will go.

Guy behind the counter is geared up the same way.

Posted by: blaster at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (ZfRYq)

324 You know, CBD, at the rate you're awarding Plantinum Memberships, the 1-percenters aren't going to be 1-percenters.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (DMUuz)

325 Shocked at the masks this morning, shopping - probably 80%. Anyway, store was mostly empty, just about everything in stock (even some t.p.).

Thought the guidance was fairly narrow, need to go read it I guess (had only heard it described, but by someone who ought to know). Of course it's harmless, so whatever.

All the kids working in the store were wearing them, but with hours of exposure to hundreds of people, that seems to be logical.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (El6T/)

326 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago



I will be having a White House CoronaVirus Task Force meeting in a
short while. May or may not do a News Conference after the meeting,
depending on new information. Talks meetings today are proving
promising, but a rough two weeks are coming up!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 03:35 PM (cF8AT)


I have to say, while husband and I were watching the presser yesterday, all of Trump's constant "It's going to get worse, really, really worse. Lot's of people are going to die. It's going to be really bad....."

My husband yelled at the TV: "For G-d's sake STOP IT, Trump! That's not helping, and you're sounding like Fauci."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (ptqGC)

327 Duncanthrax

We're at 325 comments. CBD, pick a winner, already.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:39 PM (u82oZ)

328 At Safeway the other day, I heard the checker say to the guy behind me, as I was leaving with my plastic bags, you have to pack your own groceries in your cloth bags. As he picked them up and moved them to the end of the counter.

smfh.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 03:39 PM (vF+fs)

329 Guy behind the counter is geared up the same way.
Posted by: blaster at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (ZfRYq)

Twinsies!

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:39 PM (ONvIw)

330 I hope Trump announces a new cure that is 100% effective and requires the use of 100 plastic straws.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 03:39 PM (oVJmc)

331 We're at 325 comments. CBD, pick a winner, already.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 0



Pick me!!!
Pick me!!!
I'm out of commas and ampersands and this cardboard membership sucks.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 03:40 PM (axyOa)

332 I was looking for a reason to disconnect from WalMart, and their new PC entry policy did it.

Never again. And the closest store of any kind to us, is a Walmart supercenter.

Have they all gone to restricting the total number of customers inside?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:40 PM (+fPHo)

333
Why Birx particularly ?
Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (zr5Kq)

I think Fauci's gonna cool it a bit, and Birx husband is a total Clintonisto

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:40 PM (ONvIw)

334 Blonde M., I axed this morning but the kids didn't know exactly what happened with the idiotic disposable bag ban - it's obviously lifted, but I thought it was a state law, pretty sure it is. So the geniuses in Sacto lifted the ban?

Several customers were joking about whether there would be *any* learning curve, and the ban would be repealed after this episode. Rhetorical question, sorta.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:41 PM (El6T/)

335 I hope Trump announces a new cure that is 100% effective and requires the use of 100 plastic straws.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 05, 2020 03:39 PM (oVJmc)


And the pelt of a baby seal.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:41 PM (XVuno)

336 All the kids working in the store were wearing them, but with hours of exposure to hundreds of people, that seems to be logical.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (El6T/)


Mask guidance will get more specific. And more required than guidance.

You will need to wear them in public. And you should. They work both ways. Anything is better than nothing, a bandana or surgical mask will catch inbound droplets and way better than the inside of your elbow for sneezing/coughing.

Posted by: blaster at April 05, 2020 03:41 PM (ZfRYq)

337 Mr. Peebles

Home ventilators. Now with plastic straws. I like the way you think.

Subvert the stupid progressive paradigms.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:41 PM (u82oZ)

338 Wish y'all were here.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:36 PM (i3fsK)



You could send us pictures, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:42 PM (gd9RK)

339 May or may not do a News Conference after the meeting, depending on new information. Talks & meetings today are proving promising, but a rough two weeks are coming up!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 03:35
--------------------------
Hmmm. It's scheduled for 3:30EDT. Guess, we'll see. Well, if he cancels I think you can catch f-tard Fauci on Cspan tonight at 8p EDT.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:42 PM (Dhht7)

340 Have they all gone to restricting the total number of customers inside?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:40 PM (+fPHo)

We drove past our local one on the way home from the commissary. There were tons of cars in the parking lot but nobody outside, so I guess they aren't doing it here yet.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:42 PM (6ofTb)

341 And the pelt of a baby seal.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:41 PM (XVuno)


Freshly clubbed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 03:42 PM (1g7ch)

342 Fishing buffs?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:43 PM (gd9RK)

343 They could do without any question period, its all MSM trying to get gotchas anyway

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:43 PM (ZCEU2)

344 The Publix near me has an employee outside whose sole job is to wash down all the carts with bleach solution all day.


Fresh Market was spotless, too, with tape down to separate people at the meat and seafood cases, and at the cashiers. The cashiers are sanitizing the counters and everything after every customer.

There was one older-looking millennial, masked, gloved, with her precious cloth bags, and she took forever to make sure her purchases were placed just so in her Gaia-saving earf bags.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:43 PM (ptqGC)

345 I have to say, while husband and I were watching the presser yesterday, all of Trump's constant "It's going to get worse, really, really worse. Lot's of people are going to die. It's going to be really bad....."

My husband yelled at the TV: "For G-d's sake STOP IT, Trump! That's not helping, and you're sounding like Fauci."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (ptqGC)


Yes but.

For the next ten days or so 1500 people or more will die each day. That is pretty bad. So another 20k on top of 10k.

Posted by: blaster at April 05, 2020 03:44 PM (ZfRYq)

346 "Get the fvck away from me,"
Wife has said that since this thing began... and daughter has always said I'm anti-social so this is not a very big issue for me.

Posted by: SouthTexas at April 05, 2020 03:44 PM (IMul7)

347 Hmmm. It's scheduled for 3:30EDT. Guess, we'll see. Well, if he cancels I think you can catch f-tard Fauci on Cspan tonight at 8p EDT.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:42 PM (Dhht7)

I don't see anything on whitehouse.gov, where I usually watch.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:44 PM (6ofTb)

348 I'm out of commas, and ampersands, and this cardboard membership sucks.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 05, 2020 03:40 PM


Added the commas missing above for you, and here's some ampersands to tide you over:

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

We're all in this together!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 03:45 PM (DMUuz)

349 >>Fishing buffs?

https://tinyurl.com/ug9nt7c

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 03:45 PM (ZLI7S)

350 All told I have over $1,100 in unpaid bar tabs sitting on my Clover. Pretty sure I am not going to get all of that back when we are allowed to re open.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

The Post I am familiar with is cash only, for every drink (no open tabs), for just this reason.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:45 PM (Y4EXg)

351 I can continue in my hermit ways, only this time without being judged. Yes!

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at April 05, 2020 03:46 PM (9hauA)

352 Yes, the reporters asking gotchas questions at the end of Trumps talk add nothing to the report! Its just wastes time, and nothing new is learned except how stupid the "press" is. But of course I'd guess Trump out of habit does it.

Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:46 PM (YFKV9)

353 242 Ivermectin tablets are also used off-label for a number of other conditions.



Searching off label use for medications is impossible.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 03:22 PM (yTd+z)

---
"ivermectin off label use" got this as the 5th or 6th return

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3043740/

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 03:47 PM (vwf8z)

354 Cousin the nurse told me yesterday a dust mask or bandana are ineffective. Don't bother.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 03:47 PM (vF+fs)

355 My wife has discovered tik-tok. She's blowing up my phone. Think I'll go looking for WuFlu party to attend.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:26 PM (Dhht7)


Tell her that tik tok is a Chinese spyware app and it needs to be deleted pronto.

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

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2020 03:47 PM (Z4rgH)

356 Colin

GEOTUS is showing every thinking person how stupid the press are. Some people are really slow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:48 PM (u82oZ)

357 277 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 03:27 PM (i3fsK)

Enjoy!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 05, 2020 03:48 PM (IDhUW)

358 >>Fishing buffs?

https://tinyurl.com/ug9nt7c



Oh, I didn't know they were called that. Fishermen of my generation face skin cancer like a man.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:48 PM (gd9RK)

359 I don't see anything on whitehouse.gov, where I usually watch.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:44
-------------------------------
I got the time from Cspan. Whitehouse.gov doesn't usually post upcoming times and that's where I watch too.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 03:49 PM (Dhht7)

360 We're at 325 comments. CBD, pick a winner, already.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:39 PM (u82oZ)

You do the honors!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 03:49 PM (dLLD6)

361 I'm at the beach drinking a margarita.
Posted by: Nurse ratched

---

You have a beach?

Luxury!!

We have to make do with a rain filled, pestilence infested mud puddle.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:49 PM (Y4EXg)

362 I got furloughed on the same day I was going to submit my retirement resignation. This is good because I can put off making a social security claim for a few months, and the longer you wait to file the more you get per month.
Plus, the 401k will have a few months to recover.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2020 03:50 PM (Lhcx9)

363
94-year-old queen looks a lot better than Joe Biden. PLUS, they say she wrote her own speech.

https://youtu.be/x3fDQUNI-O8

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 03:50 PM (oGNNA)

364 >>Oh, I didn't know they were called that. Fishermen of my generation face skin cancer like a man.

I'm a very sensitive person.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 03:50 PM (ZLI7S)

365 The 7-inch Dr. Fauci bobbleheads cost $25 and are available for pre-order. They are expected to ship in July.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 05, 2020 02:28 PM (aKsyK)

Can you get one of him licking Hillaroid's taint?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 03:51 PM (miJU3)

366 I have to say, while husband and I were watching the presser yesterday, all of Trump's constant "It's going to get worse, really, really worse. Lot's of people are going to die. It's going to be really bad....."

My husband yelled at the TV: "For G-d's sake STOP IT, Trump! That's not helping, and you're sounding like Fauci."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:38 PM (ptqGC)


Expectations management.

If he didn't say anything, and a bunch of people died, the MSM would mess themselves and smear it all over Trump.

If, OTOH, he says this, and it's not so bad, he avoids getting smeared and invites the conclusion that his policies are working.

No brainer to pick the latter.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 03:51 PM (YqDXo)

367 94-year-old queen looks a lot better than Joe Biden. PLUS, they say she wrote her own speech.



https://youtu.be/x3fDQUNI-O8

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 05, 2020 03:50 PM (oGNNA)


Her speech was great. She's a very sharp lady.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 05, 2020 03:53 PM (ptqGC)

368 I'm a very sensitive person.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 03:50 PM


Many claim that here.

What's the difference between ecru, taupe, & fawn?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 03:53 PM (DMUuz)

369 Plus, the 401k will have a few months to recover.
Posted by: ALH

---

I wouldn't worry about the 401k too much unless you were planning on pulling out the entire amount at this time. As you said, over time it will probably recover.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:53 PM (Y4EXg)

370 If, OTOH, he says this, and it's not so bad, he avoids getting smeared and invites the conclusion that his policies are working.

No brainer to pick the latter.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 03:51 PM (YqDXo)

Not sure on that one. If the media does a 180 (and at this point who the hell knows what direction they are facing) they can then try to pin the economic dislocation and trials on Trump while saying they were against the lockdowns from the beginning.

At least, that is what I think they will try to do.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 03:53 PM (A5zUN)

371 "First, I would like to thank the Academy ..." /electric prod /

☣ struggles to open bio-safe envelope ☣

Aaand the winneer of A one year Platinum Membership with Troll-B-GonTM and ampersand utility for the best one goes to:

zombie in comment #4.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (u82oZ)

372 Gotta love how this whole situation has obliterated every progressive would-be policy prescription. Globalism, climate change, open borders, international law and institutions, mass transit, high-density housing, government schools, regulation-bureaucratic controls, right down to banned plastic bags are all shown to be not just anti-liberty and anti-sovereignty--they are now revealed to be deadly and unworkable. This situation has set them back at least a generation.

Posted by: Lawrence L at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (Uu7xZ)

373 So that project is on hold until I can convince Mr. Stinkypants to find a better place to den.
Posted by: Equirhodont at April 05, 2020 02:33 PM (+2GwM)

Wuhan wet market, FTW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (miJU3)

374 Anytime my husband refers to Fauci he says "That little butt F-er Fauci"....don't ask me why he came up with that name. I just nod and say 'yes, dear...'.

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (cF8AT)

375 What's the difference between ecru, taupe, & fawn?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 03:53 PM (DMUuz)


I got it. The ecru is extinct.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (XVuno)

376 CBD, is that what you needed?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (u82oZ)

377 No one told me there were to be winner and loser on this thread

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (ZCEU2)

378 The briefings have varied greatly in quality, from both sides. There have been quite a few good questions and interactions with the press, and not just on the bug.

The exchange on the IC IG firing was classic, that one involved a typical speech/comment posing as a question, but Trump gave the perfect blunt answer. Ditto with the "follow-up". Summarized: I fired him because he had done a terrible job, and it's my decision, not a question of which advisers thought what.

Have noted before that most seem never to have seen a press conference. With the exception of the orwellian farces when the non-entity was president, they typically involve lots of challenging questions and some attitude and a few stupid questions. True for pressers below presidential level too. Nature of the business.

The crudeness of the hostility and ignorant challenges are indeed at "historic, unprecedented" levels with Trump, but matter of degree, not kind. Ditto with the "coverage". Seems like many people were isolated from the "news" from 2003-2008.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (El6T/)

379 Dustbunnies are a substandard toilet paper substitute.

Posted by: klaftern at April 05, 2020 03:55 PM (RuIsu)

380 Fishing buffs?

-
Go with one of these. Not only does it reduce airborne pathogens, it also encourages social distancing.

https://amzn.to/39M73nZ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 05, 2020 03:55 PM (+y/Ru)

381 >>What's the difference between ecru, taupe, & fawn?

Yes.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 03:55 PM (ZLI7S)

382 No one told me there were to be winner and loser on this thread
Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (ZCEU2)


Yes, but all will receive a participation trophy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:55 PM (XVuno)

383 377 No one told me there were to be winner and loser on this thread
Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (ZCEU2)

Well, there are always us losers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 03:56 PM (A5zUN)

384 374 Anytime my husband refers to Fauci he says "That little butt F-er Fauci"....don't ask me why he came up with that name. I just nod and say 'yes, dear...'.
Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (cF8AT)

Mine is sticking with Dr. Fucky.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:56 PM (6ofTb)

385 My husband yelled at the TV: "For G-d's sake STOP IT, Trump! That's not helping, and you're sounding like Fauci."



...


If, OTOH, he says this, and it's not so bad, he avoids getting smeared and invites the conclusion that his policies are working.

---

And Trump can always fall back to "I'm a real estate guy, not a doctor. How was I supposed to know the CDC's models aren't any better than those global warming buffoons' "

Posted by: Methos at April 05, 2020 03:56 PM (kOpft)

386 Yes, but all will receive a participation trophy.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 03:55 PM (XVuno)

They're called back massagers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 03:56 PM (A5zUN)

387 Skip, Skip, Skip

Read the content. It was all there.

I know you aren't here to sniff the 'ettes hair. You are smarter than that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:56 PM (u82oZ)

388 The Dildo looks so sexy in his stompy boots.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 02:20 PM


You're saying CBD and AtC wear the same shoe size?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM (DMUuz)

389 zombie in comment #4.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (u82oZ)

Heh...I approve, although now I need another one for the more personal...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM (dLLD6)

390 Mine is sticking with Dr. Fucky.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 03:56 PM (6ofTb)

Mine just says "Shut that bastard off"

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM (ONvIw)

391 What's the difference between ecru, taupe, & fawn?
Posted by: Duncanthrax
--------

Puce, you left out puce.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM (cg4r6)

392 If he didn't say anything, and a bunch of people died, the MSM would mess themselves and smear it all over Trump.

I think that is behind almost everything said at the pressers. Bastards can't wait for the slightest thing to twist against Trump. I think he's doing a great job.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM (K22Va)

393 One of the local watering holes in my AO has two signs behind the bar.

1) No credit. Please do not ask.

2) No shirt, no shoes, no pants, no service.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 05, 2020 03:58 PM (Z+IKu)

394 Puce, you left out puce.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM (cg4r6)

I think seafoam is in there somewhere.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 03:58 PM (A5zUN)

395 It appears to be a wild fringe conspiracy theory here, but maybe, just maybe, Trump is looking at the facts and risks and making a judgement call.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:58 PM (El6T/)

396 They're called back massagers.


You get more if you tip $20.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:58 PM (gd9RK)

397 It appears to be a wild fringe conspiracy theory here, but maybe, just maybe, Trump is looking at the facts and risks and making a judgement call.

Posted by: rhomboid

---

Whoa, whoa!!! Let's not go all crazy pants here!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 03:59 PM (Y4EXg)

398 395 It appears to be a wild fringe conspiracy theory here, but maybe, just maybe, Trump is looking at the facts and risks and making a judgement call.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:58 PM (El6T/)

This could be, but I think he'll stick with Easter.

Posted by: CN at April 05, 2020 03:59 PM (ONvIw)

399 No one told me there were to be winner and loser on this thread
Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM


Dude. Despite AOC's misconceptions and gaslighting on the subject, there aren't enough sprinkles for *everyone*.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 03:59 PM (DMUuz)

400 Way late to this thread, but nick/comment post winner:

This is actually the safest time to be alive!
Posted by: zombie at April 05, 2020 02:20 PM (N9G0H)

Posted by: hogmartin at April 05, 2020 04:00 PM (t+qrx)

401 Not sure on that one. If the media does a 180 (and at this point who the hell knows what direction they are facing) they can then try to pin the economic dislocation and trials on Trump while saying they were against the lockdowns from the beginning.

At least, that is what I think they will try to do.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 03:53 PM (A5zUN)


Yes, but now the media are like a vector of minuscule magnitude. It doesn't much matter which way they point.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:00 PM (YqDXo)

402 I did afterward

Posted by: Skip at April 05, 2020 04:00 PM (ZCEU2)

403 392 If he didn't say anything, and a bunch of people died, the MSM would mess themselves and smear it all over Trump.

I think that is behind almost everything said at the pressers. Bastards can't wait for the slightest thing to twist against Trump. I think he's doing a great job.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM (K22Va)

Yesterday Acosta said to him "You said this virus was going away and it's now April and it hasn't gone away."

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:00 PM (cF8AT)

404 Cold Cold Cold is a great song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 04:01 PM (PUmDY)

405 Mustn't nap...mustn't na....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 04:01 PM (cg4r6)

406 Lawrence L @372 for the win.

Posted by: runner at April 05, 2020 04:01 PM (zr5Kq)

407 Laurence Tribe@tribelaw

What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that tradeoff.
_________________

What if we were to learn that Larry Tribe has 27 bodies of dead boys he buggered and murdered buried in his basement? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised that Tribe's a nasty, vicious perv!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 05, 2020 04:01 PM (k4dH2)

408 FOOD NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at April 05, 2020 04:01 PM (ZCEU2)

409 389 CharlieBrown'sDildo

Have either Skip, Jane D'Oh or that legend, Aetius451AD, pick the next winner.

See, Aetius451AD, I go back and notice your kind words, Good night, Salty.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 05, 2020 04:02 PM (u82oZ)

410 Wash the corona off your hands come upstairs. It's time to eat!

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 04:02 PM (K22Va)

411 PSA re masks, check out this suggestion of using blue shop towels as the basis for masks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mai-UqdNRi8

Nonwoven fabrics, which Tsai did years of research on to improve medical masks, are made of individual fibers or filaments that are bound together mechanically, thermally or chemically. They are not knit or woven together, like most cotton.

Not all nonwoven fabrics are ideal for masks. Wet wipes are made of nonwoven fabric but are too porous, Tsai said. Vacuum bags are also generally made of nonwoven fabric but are not breathable. Tsai recommended using car shop towels as mask material. The towels, available in rolls and often blue in color, would do a better job of filtering droplets than cloth, he said. The material is "very strong," he said. "And it can be washed with soap and water and reused." There are YouTube videos that offer tutorials on using this material.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:02 PM (YqDXo)

412 So what nic is Tribe using here? Analytical approach fits right in.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 04:02 PM (El6T/)

413
You get more if you tip $20.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
----

Second Chakra, dude, second Chakra

Posted by: Al Gore at April 05, 2020 04:03 PM (cg4r6)

414 Its just wastes time, and nothing new is learned
except how stupid the "press" is. But of course I'd guess Trump out of
habit does it.


Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:46 PM (YFKV9)

---
you just articulated *exactly* why he does it...

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 04:04 PM (vwf8z)

415 Puce, you left out puce.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 03:57 PM

=====

I think seafoam is in there somewhere.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 03:58 PM


Good job, gentlemen, those are definitely shades the knowledge of which the 'ettes will appreciate in their sensitivity evaluations. However, they're not in the same color family.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 05, 2020 04:04 PM (DMUuz)

416 https://tinyurl.com/w279otn

The day has arrived. Kludging together a chamber in which to install it. I also inherited from him an attic fan timer, perfect for controlling the bulb.

Report to follow. Fear not, btw, I am fully aware of the cautions associated with both UV and ozone.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 02:42 PM (cg4r6)

I remember messing with one of those. Bought it the department store for a couple of bucks. Mine ran on line voltage. I used it as a UV source to illuminate black light posters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 04:04 PM (miJU3)

417 Laurence Tribe@tribelaw

What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn't be surprised by his making that tradeoff.


What if we were to learn that Tribe suppressed eye-opening information re the Mocha Messiah's intellectual gifts, and retroactively praised him to the skies, so that Tribe could feel better about himself for having advanced the cause of a Negro? Hmmm?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:04 PM (YqDXo)

418 372 Gotta love how this whole situation has obliterated every progressive would-be policy prescription. Globalism, climate change, open borders, international law and institutions, mass transit, high-density housing, government schools, regulation-bureaucratic controls, right down to banned plastic bags are all shown to be not just anti-liberty and anti-sovereignty--they are now revealed to be deadly and unworkable. This situation has set them back at least a generation.
Posted by: Lawrence L at April 05, 2020 03:54 PM (Uu7xZ)


This.

Anyone who advocates any of those policies after this is over will - and should be - pelted with rotten vegetables.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:07 PM (YqDXo)

419 What if we were to learn that Tribe suppressed eye-opening information re the Mocha Messiah's intellectual gifts, and retroactively praised him to the skies, so that Tribe could feel better about himself for having advanced the cause of a Negro? Hmmm?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:04 PM (YqDXo)



Who cares about Tribe. He lost his mind years ago, and I say that as someone who bought and read his books on constitutional law.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 04:07 PM (XVuno)

420 This is the WaPo 'fact checker'....got that? FACT checker....

@GlennKesslerWP

Line from Trump's State of the Union address that did not age well: "Incredibly, the average unemployment rate under my administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country."

As we noted in our fact check at the time: "This is worth fact-checking because the average over three years is hardly comparable to a four- or eight-year average for other presidents." Imagine what the average will end up by the conclusion of Trump's term.

This is an example of how manipulated stats can backfire on politicians. You shouldn't be comparing yourself to full-term presidents before your term is up. Things can happen that make such claims appear foolish in retrospect.

It's also an example of how it's foolhardy for any president to brag about the state of the economy on their watch. They have little to do with broad economic trends, good or bad.


He was beat up pretty soundly in the replies...

Reply 9.7K Retweet 599 Like 2.7K

https://tinyurl.com/rtgcery

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 04:07 PM (cF8AT)

421 First real day of springlike weather so the usual number of joggers and families walking their toddlers. I only talk to the neighbors directly behind me, as we are the only generational locals around here.

The others are mostly dislocated StatRats and refugees from North Jersey so there is little in common to talk about.

Posted by: BluesFish at April 05, 2020 04:10 PM (awqwy)

422 332 I was looking for a reason to disconnect from WalMart, and their new PC entry policy did it.

Never again. And the closest store of any kind to us, is a Walmart supercenter.

Have they all gone to restricting the total number of customers inside?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:40 PM (+fPHo)

Costco had a system with channels made from shopping carts. Disney line flashbacks.
But have fun. As I funneled toward the entrance spent my time running a used wet wipe over each and every shopping cart handle. Surprising numbers of people noticed and most seemed amused. Lots of masks worn by scrupulous perimeter observers. Crowders not so much.
Since I had a short list the line monitors excused me from line and I got to use self checkout kiosk. Saved at least 20 minutes.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 05, 2020 04:11 PM (e1mEI)

423 Bookmarked them both.

Thanks

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 04:15 PM (yTd+z)

424 My wife and I are the definition of high risk. She's on Methotrexate and I have a history of 3 stents. 10 days ago we took advantage of Meijer grocery who has an early opening 7-8am for geriatric and high risk. We all walked in with gloves on, picked out a sanitized cart and did our shopping. It was almost surreal how mannerly and courteous the crowd was. Today we placed a home delivery order with our local Aldi, hoping to get a delivery in the next couple days before we ran out of produce. For less than $10 their staff picked, packed and delivered our 6 bags over 5 miles from the store in less than 2 hours from our order. Meanwhile the staff at our local Amazon distribution center has tested positive. We've not missed a single minute in our regular monthly deliveries through Amazon. Thank you Jesus and everyone who's working through this. Without you, we might already be another statistic.

Posted by: MrObvious at April 05, 2020 04:17 PM (5prN7)

425 So far I have not seen the limited entry policy at any of the stores in my AO. And they all seem to have fairly streamlined cleaning policies with the carts and baskets, and they are fairly well stocked with the exception of the usual TP and wipes. All in all, as I've said before, my town is handling all this BS very well.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 04:19 PM (x8Wzq)

426 Mask wearing has increased to the point where yesterday I became self-conscious about being one of the only non-masked people at the supermarket.

All of a sudden not dressing like a terrorist made me feel like a terrorist.

I shall now don an improvised mask.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 05, 2020 03:10 PM (gd9RK)

I was in three stores yesterday, sans mask, and unmasked people outnumbered the masked up ones quite handily. And nobody gave me the stinkeye for being unmasked.

But you what would be a good seller? Masks with "Fuck China" printed on them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 04:22 PM (miJU3)

427 It's apparent when you observe the activity in your typical mixed-demographic WalMart, that the wine-mom demographic (and I include both sexes and most ages) is trying to be observant, while most of the POCs, and the Caucasians with bad tattoos, don't give a shit.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 05, 2020 03:34 PM (+fPHo)


Knock me over with a feather.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:22 PM (YqDXo)

428 I signed up with Instacart and will finish my first full week today. It's pretty good money and gets me out of the house. It's interesting to see where the food shortages are. One store will have plenty of eggs but limited chicken. The next store is the opposite. Do your shopping early because the shelves are definitely bare by the evening, although they're restocking during the day. I don't foresee a return to 24-hour stores for a while because the product is not there to buy. And it's not hoarding. People legitimately need to buy more groceries because they're eating all their meals at home now.

Hmm, something good about the quarantine. I can use the plastic bags with impunity. And when I'm shopping an order for someone who wants a lot of organic food, I enjoy substituting higher priced items when the product they want is not available. If they're stupid enough to waste their money on organic, I figure they can afford it. And I also enjoy putting their stuff in as many plastic bags as I can knowing they probably believe in global warming. I guess I'm not a nice person.

Posted by: Biancaneve at April 05, 2020 04:23 PM (hkMx0)

429 Stay well and stay strong, MrObvious!

Meanwhile, listen to the Queen's address to the nation, delivered just an hour ago. As you'd expect she's classy and dignified, and, it seems, in this instance playing the perfect role of her position - thanks, encouragement, and perspective (loved the segue and photo of the war-time address she did with her sister).

Wish I could say the UK she refers to, and its virtues, are as strong as she (of course) asserts, but oh well.

https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 04:24 PM (El6T/)

430 I was looking for a reason to disconnect from WalMart, and their new PC entry policy did it.

The lovely Mrs Guevara is a big fan of our Wal-Mart. She orders stuff online, drives through and they place the order in the trunk. No sweat.

If they don't have exactly what she ordered, they substitute something similar of equal or greater value, and eat the difference in cost, if any.

Can't beat that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:25 PM (YqDXo)

431 395 It appears to be a wild fringe conspiracy theory here, but maybe, just maybe, Trump is looking at the facts and risks and making a judgement call.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 03:58 PM (El6T/)


If it is a wild fringe conspiracy theory, I subscribe to it, too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:27 PM (YqDXo)

432 Boris Johnson was just hospitalized 10 days after testing positive for Covid.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 04:28 PM (ZLI7S)

433 Not a lot of masked folks in my town. the ones who do are the ones you would expect to, soy-boyz and wine-moms. And a few older gents who look like Alex Jones fans.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 05, 2020 04:28 PM (x8Wzq)

434 The others are mostly dislocated StatRats and refugees from North Jersey so there is little in common to talk about.
Posted by: BluesFish at April 05, 2020 04:10 PM (awqwy)
~~~~~

Where are you, BluesFish? I'm in Monmouth Cty.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 05, 2020 04:28 PM (sGotD)

435 >>It appears to be a wild fringe conspiracy theory here, but maybe, just maybe, Trump is looking at the facts and risks and making a judgement call.

Posted by: rhomboid

I think this is true. I think he is listening to the dire predictions he is hearing. How valid some of those predictions are is questionable.

Posted by: Aviator at April 05, 2020 04:30 PM (2cuLk)

436 Where are you, BluesFish? I'm in Monmouth Cty.
Posted by: IrishEi at April 05, 2020 04:28 PM (sGotD)
----
Toms River. Born and raised in Point Pleasant.

Posted by: BluesFish at April 05, 2020 04:32 PM (awqwy)

437 >>> Toms River. Born and raised in Point Pleasant.
~~~~~

Howdy neighbor! Belmar.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 05, 2020 04:39 PM (sGotD)

438 Fishing buffs?

https://tinyurl.com/ug9nt7c
Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 03:45 PM (ZLI7S)

They are in camo, so the fish don't recognize you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 04:40 PM (miJU3)

439 They are going to have a meeting today but we don't know for sure if they have a briefing.

From his twitter: "May or may not do a News Conference after the meeting..."

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 04:40 PM (yTd+z)

440 438 Fishing buffs?

https://tinyurl.com/ug9nt7c
Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 03:45 PM (ZLI7S)

They are in camo, so the fish don't recognize you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 04:40 PM (miJU3)


Shark bite fever

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 04:41 PM (yTd+z)

441 I think this is true. I think he is listening to the dire predictions he is hearing. How valid some of those predictions are is questionable.
Posted by: Aviator at April 05, 2020 04:30 PM (2cuLk)


Very questionable, given the manifest flakiness of the data, and the inevitable problems with modeling anything, as a model is an abstraction of the reality. Is it an accurate and useful abstraction? In some contexts, yes, maybe. In other contexts, no.

Consider a map. It's a representation, an abstraction, of geographical reality. The distance between two geographical points is represented by the distance between two points on the map. So for judging distances as the crow flies, it's a useful abstraction. If, however, we need to traverse that distance on the ground, it may not be a useful abstraction if there's, e.g., a mountain range or ocean along the path.

Our present case re modeling corona virus is more like a map from the 16th century, a dodgy representation with a whole section of the map reading "here be monsters."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 05, 2020 04:42 PM (/pTOt)

442 I was looking for a reason to disconnect from WalMart, and their new PC entry policy did it.

-
Your attitude is being noticed.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood For-Your-Own-Good Health Gestapo at April 05, 2020 04:43 PM (+y/Ru)

443 Bartiromo, this morning, was referring to it as the CCP virus.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 04:44 PM (yTd+z)

444 I am literally (blog site def 29) and what the hell is up with the surly 29, 29 plus people in public these days. Shit people we are 2/3rds dead anyway.

Posted by: rammajamma at April 05, 2020 04:45 PM (SwWMX)

445 >>They are in camo, so the fish don't recognize you?

I blend like a ninja.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 05, 2020 04:46 PM (ZLI7S)

446 "So the country that reacted the best to China is that country that didn't trust China and shut down flights to and from China as soon as they could.
Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 03:03 PM (Eicbe)"
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Now trademarked as the "China is Asshole" axiom of pandemics.

Posted by: theATL at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM (TwFHr)

447 I find myself watching lots of stupid YouTube videos.
Posted by: Colin at April 05, 2020 03:07 PM (YFKV9)




I'm watching a lot of snarky Harry and Meghan videos, and very weirdly, they seem to be largely Chinese, with what sounds like an auto-translated English voiceover. I don't know what the connection is, but it's very inscrutable. However, this means I'm subjected to endless ads for MasterClass lessons by celebrities. It's driving me nuts; I swear they're doing this just to make me pay for YouTube plus or whatever it's called. I do NOT want to take lessons from Bob Iger, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, and a galaxy of leftist Hollywood fruitloops. (Well, Werner Herzog sounds like he might be interesting, but he's the only one!)

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 05, 2020 04:47 PM (t+mAj)

448 "Age of Consent", Helen Mirren and James Mason

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 04:53 PM (yTd+z)

449 I can sit in the hot tub and listen to the crickets without a car roaring past every 3 seconds, plus the city lights aren't so bright these days!

Posted by: Grad School Fool at April 05, 2020 04:53 PM (Tia6s)

450 Really excellent food, long walks, time to think and get in touch with remote friends.
Sorry for all those who are worried and/or temporarily out of work.

Posted by: PG at April 05, 2020 04:54 PM (iqCkn)

451 The self-checkout at Krogers yelled at me for using "too many bags." Had to get an over-ride from a masked attendant.

Shopping is already a grim and dire enough event these days. I said, a 6-pack of Bai water takes a whole bag, and I have meat which I do not want in with my other items, so that's a bag...jeesh, if you people are going to banish my reusable bags overnight and force me to use plastic, at least recalibrate your machines so people don't need an override for the great sin of needing 6 bags for 24 items.


Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 05, 2020 05:00 PM (KxVoZ)

452 Political social distancing...looking at you China...take your polical proxies back with you.

Take these commie lovers to China. Those lovers will teach ya how to really hold your chopsticks.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at April 05, 2020 05:01 PM (LDPYF)

453 JS, did you watch?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 05:02 PM (PUmDY)

454 And for the Michiganders - your Governor looks like the pyscho ex GF on Two and Half Men - WTH?

Posted by: rammajamma at April 05, 2020 05:03 PM (SwWMX)

455 " your Governor looks like the pyscho ex GF on Two and Half Men - WTH?"

That's why pedo joe want's her for his VP,, good smelling hair and a psycho biotch

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:06 PM (LfHBm)

456
Sorry for all those who are worried and/or temporarily out of work.
Ditto,, our hospital has the same number of deaths as health care peeps that have caught it from them..22

Posted by: beanervt at April 05, 2020 05:10 PM (LfHBm)

457 Ah, here it is...
---------------------
312 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago

I will be having a White House CoronaVirus Task Force meeting in a short while. May or may not do a News Conference after the meeting, depending on new information. Talks & meetings today are proving promising, but a rough two weeks are coming up!

Posted by: Tami at April 05, 2020 03:35

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 05, 2020 05:19 PM (Dhht7)

458 228 Seriously these guyz need quit treating shopping as a dating event

Also lady in front of me
The mask is supposed to cover your nose too
Not just your mouth

Jeeze I've turned into Karen
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 05, 2020 03:19 PM (petB+)

I was gonna say.

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 05:23 PM (M5wRT)

459 Poor BoJo has been hospitalized. Hope he makes it.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 05:24 PM (a0IVu)

460
459 Poor BoJo has been hospitalized. Hope he makes it.

Posted by: IC at April 05, 2020 05:24 PM (a0IVu)


Whatever this virus is it catching on.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p8Aq5BM9io

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 05:29 PM (yTd+z)

461 What is this Karen. Can gerunding it?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at April 05, 2020 05:37 PM (LDPYF)

462 @85 --

More home accidents = babies.

My son said that's the opposite of social distancing.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 05, 2020 05:42 PM (u/nim)

463 Same old s**t, different day.
Now get off my grass before I drop a load of rock salt on you.

Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at April 05, 2020 05:54 PM (qZdIZ)

464 Aisha is gorgeous.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 05, 2020 06:04 PM (PUmDY)

465 Best part of social distancing: I can look at cashiers who needlessly talk and offer me a credit card, with death in my eyes, and they cower in fear.

Posted by: FlimFlammed at April 05, 2020 06:17 PM (ZTDnL)

466 Trump's up 6:45 or 7:00

Posted by: Braenyard at April 05, 2020 06:40 PM (yTd+z)

467 Maybe Ace of Spades Election HQ can do this since they are so good with them numbers. The number of deaths from COVID19 and the lockdown as compared to the normal death rates from accidents, violence and other deaths sans COVID 19. The result will probably be WHY THE FUCK DID WE BOTHER.(!)

Posted by: MantuaBill at April 05, 2020 06:40 PM (tr21G)

468 I like not having a shopping cart shoved up my ass in the check out line at the supermarket.

Posted by: Ronzoni at April 05, 2020 07:12 PM (fCQnl)

469 This is hysterical.


Just learned that Zoom, the video conferencing software everyone is using to have meetings in the time of "Chinese global pandemic" was created and developed by a Chinese dude.


If you ever wonder how the Chinese steal IP and secrets, this might be one vector.


Wonderful.


There is no escaping these people.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 05, 2020 07:20 PM (U8WBs)

470 underway now

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

1h
White House news conference at 6:45 P.M. Eastern. Thank you!

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 07:30 PM (M5wRT)

471 My favorite part of the news conference so far was Admiral Polowczyk mispronouncing the name of Dr. Birx.

; )

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 07:33 PM (M5wRT)

472 PDT Q&A

Posted by: m at April 05, 2020 07:39 PM (M5wRT)

473 "So...what is better about this temporary dislocation?"

Nothing. It's all bullshit.

Now
eleven weeks of this crap and we just had our first death in a county
of 280k. Eleven weeks of 'we'll know more in two weeks.'

More people have committed suicide in my county than have died from the coronavirus.

It's bullshit. All of it.


This.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 05, 2020 07:58 PM (MQ0v4)

474 With very little to spend money on my wife and I have become very big tippers, of course when we can.

Posted by: bacon bits at April 05, 2020 09:19 PM (AkKLr)

Controversial Theory: The Deposed Former Members of Conservative, Inc. Are Not Bright

blazingcross

anotherblazingcross


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1
Yikes!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 05, 2020 02:01 PM (4DCSq)

2 that is idiotic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 05, 2020 02:01 PM (q3gwH)

3 Afternoon all!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 02:01 PM (Y4EXg)

4 Good. Lord.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:01 PM (uJjzV)

5 Don't ever give up.

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 02:02 PM (WX+x0)

6 very sparkly !!

Posted by: REDACTED at April 05, 2020 02:03 PM (rpxSz)

7 Wow.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 05, 2020 02:03 PM (OuZMr)

8 There is always more dumbness to go around than one can imagine.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 05, 2020 02:04 PM (Y4EXg)

9 David Duke would be proud.

Posted by: Flyguy at April 05, 2020 02:04 PM (v30M8)

10 WTF?

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 02:04 PM (vF+fs)

11 Need to get of the lights and add a couple plaster saints around it.

Posted by: Catholic Alex In Exile at April 05, 2020 02:04 PM (SgjGX)

12 Where can I get some of those hoods and robes? They seem more effective than just wearing a hand woven mask.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 05, 2020 02:04 PM (hku12)

13 EE needs a blanket party, stat.

Posted by: Infidel at April 05, 2020 02:05 PM (vF+fs)

14 Oh and hi Ace! Hope you are staying safe and sane.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 05, 2020 02:05 PM (uJjzV)

15 It's obvious that most people need to reduce their social media interactions by 90%.

Posted by: Fingerbang Biden at April 05, 2020 02:05 PM (vGJY7)

16 Mask wearing is an old Democrat tradition.

Burning crosses is also an old Democrat tradition.

I don't get it.

So, the bottom picture shows Democrats at a campaign rally, right?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 05, 2020 02:05 PM (3eV0J)

17 They might be popular with Virginia Dems.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 02:06 PM (l6b3d)

18 I think what i just did was called a "guffaw". I'm alone...so I could be wrong.

It was kind of a "Ed McMahon laugh burst" thing.

Posted by: nip at April 05, 2020 02:06 PM (Izot6)

19 Wow! This Erickson chap seems a little thick.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 05, 2020 02:06 PM (Uu+Jp)

20 The Joy of the Lord is my strength.

Posted by: Axeman at April 05, 2020 02:07 PM (Eicbe)

21 I think he has a newsletter!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at April 05, 2020 02:07 PM (vGJY7)

22 I think what i just did was called a "guffaw". I'm alone...so I could be wrong.

It was kind of a "Ed McMahon laugh burst" thing.
Posted by: nip at April 05, 2020 02:06 PM (Izot6)


That's one of the first symptoms of China Wuwu virus.

Make burial plans.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 05, 2020 02:07 PM (hku12)

23 Earache Earacheson is a virtue signaling dumb mass.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 05, 2020 02:07 PM (flINI)

24 Ok, then.
Anywho, may everybody feel blessed and hopeful this Palm Sunday.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 05, 2020 02:07 PM (r+sAi)

25 Good afternoon, Horde!

I've spent the day ordering things on Amazon to be shipped directly to my grandlovies.

I've given up hope of seeing them on Easter.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 02:07 PM (TdMsT)

26 >>> It was kind of a "Ed McMahon laugh burst" thing.
Posted by: nip at April 05, 2020 02:06 PM

YES! You are correct sir!

Posted by: banana Dream at April 05, 2020 02:08 PM (l6b3d)

27 I think he has a newsletter!
Posted by: Concerned People's Front,

I keep one or two in the bathroom

Posted by: Bruce at April 05, 2020 02:08 PM (vd8XM)

28 You know I have lived in the South almost my entire life and the only time I ever saw a KKK march was in MD in the 70s.

Posted by: Vic at April 05, 2020 02:08 PM (mpXpK)

29 Wowsa. Speechless I am

Posted by: Second City Wet Blanket at April 05, 2020 02:08 PM (MEbkQ)

30 Where can I get some of those hoods and robes?

Boll & Branch. Use promo code 'SHAPIRO'.

Posted by: John Bradley at April 05, 2020 02:09 PM (W0OpG)

31 Cuomo at briefing says that over the last few days deaths and new hospitalizations are down.

Posted by: Ha at April 05, 2020 02:09 PM (odrqb)

32 What Vic said. Never saw KKK anything in the heart of dixie (Bama).

Posted by: azalea city at April 05, 2020 02:10 PM (WX+x0)

33 Good afternoon, Horde!

I've spent the day ordering things on Amazon to be shipped di