Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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(AMEN!!!)

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It's morning, I'll give you that. Is it a good morning? Too early to tell, the jury is still out.

But, in the meantime, let us peruse some stories that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.

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  • Burn calories? Drink some coffee.

  • Today there is extra credit if you play, "Is it the Florida Man game?"

  • Helmets save lives.

  • Of course it was fake news.

  • Everything is coming up smelling like roses.

  • I'll take the blueberry pancakes and skip the reflection on life.

  • How did she get that toy?

  • The answer is a shotgun. Unless you're Pussyland the U.K.

  • Sure, why not some religion while we are at it.

  • Arizona continues to baffle me.

    Enjoy these stories or something else that tickles your fancy in this open thread. Just a couple of rules, be nice to the 'ettes ponytails, don't run with sharp objects and be nice to one another.

    Have a great weekend!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:04 AM




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    1 Oneth?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:06 AM (HaL55)

    2 Ahhh, covfefe is a wondrous thang.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:07 AM (HaL55)

    3 1 Oneth?
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:06 AM (HaL55)


    Of courseeth

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 29, 2019 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    4
    happy Saturday

    Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2019 09:08 AM (KCxzN)

    5 The sun is up, there is coffee in my mug, life is good.

    Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2019 09:08 AM (hNdOw)

    6 Good morning Horde! Coffee for the win.

    Putting together a bike for granddaughter #2 this morning. Not a 'Frozen' fan but, what the hell are you going to do?

    I do dig the handlebar streamers though - sparkly !!

    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:10 AM (Y4EXg)

    7 "Is it a good morning? Too early to tell, the jury is still out."...It's a Saturday, so it's sure to have it's high points.

    Posted by: mark reardon at June 29, 2019 09:11 AM (cE9m5)

    8 What a treasure trove of weirdness and stupidity!

    The links, not you people.

    Right off the bat, the truth about Bob Dylan is that he's not that good. Never was. And sadly, if you like that style of music, you have to sorta not acknowledge that fact. He's not a genius. He's at best, clever, but frankly I don't much care for cleverness in music, and pretty much every song of his I ever heard, when there was a cover of it, the cover was better. The song posted above sounds like it might be alright... until he opens his mouth.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:13 AM (cY3LT)

    9 Got the first "catch" in my 29-yr-old back this morning when I bent over the sink. Hurt like a mofo.

    You can put heroin in coffee, right?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:14 AM (HaL55)

    10 Joe Cool is COOL, Baby!

    This is great because I'm listening to my Peanuts album:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Anniversary,_Charlie_Brown_(album)

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 29, 2019 09:15 AM (kQs4Y)

    11 6 Good morning Horde! Coffee for the win.

    Putting together a bike for granddaughter #2 this morning. Not a 'Frozen' fan but, what the hell are you going to do?

    I do dig the handlebar streamers though - sparkly !!
    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:10 AM (Y4EXg)


    I need to cut up 2 old dock sections and sink them without anyone knowing about it. Wish me well.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 29, 2019 09:15 AM (aA3+G)

    12 What a surprise - one more crazy redhead. But truth be told, I'm strangely attracted.

    Hmm. . . That would explain more that a few very poor choices in my yut.

    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:15 AM (Y4EXg)

    13 Oh, and finish the prayer there:

    (I'll burn in hell for this)

    Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can;
    Music to accept the things I can't;
    And whiskey to know the difference.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:15 AM (cY3LT)

    14 Good morning!

    Well...more like a dumb morning. I've jumped through too many hoops to get this load.

    It's Anhueser-Busch.

    Anyone want a beer?

    Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2019 09:16 AM (1kfee)

    15 SCREAM AND LEAP!

    Coffee, people? Yes, thank you.

    I'm sitting in a Panera in the suburbs, waiting until my haircut appointment. Any more news on Marianne Williamson?

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2019 09:17 AM (DHNlU)

    16 I need to cut up 2 old dock sections and sink them without anyone knowing about it. Wish me well.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    Any excuse to break out the Westinghouse M-27 Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle innit?

    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:18 AM (Y4EXg)

    17 I need to cut up 2 old dock sections and sink them without anyone knowing about it. Wish me well.

    Just say it's structure for teh fishies so they'll frolic and play and make little baby fishies and all those other things fishies do. You're being a responsible Citizen of the Earf.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:18 AM (HaL55)

    18
    I do dig the handlebar streamers though - sparkly !!
    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:10 AM (Y4EXg)

    You know who else has a sparkly handlebar?

    Posted by: Pete Buttigieg at June 29, 2019 09:18 AM (1kfee)

    19 Getting ready for some Yankee Baseball, here.

    Should probably go hit up the store before it gets started...

    Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2019 09:19 AM (T7U8b)

    20 What a surprise - one more crazy redhead. But truth be told, I'm strangely attracted.

    Hmm. . . That would explain more that a few very poor choices in my yut.
    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:15 AM (Y4EXg)


    It's perfectly acceptable to be attracted. The trick is learning to resist, and frankly, once you get good at that, you can flirt without letting them slip in and steal or break all your stuff.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:19 AM (cY3LT)

    21 12
    What a surprise - one more crazy redhead. But truth be told, I'm strangely attracted.



    Hmm. . . That would explain more that a few very poor choices in my yut.

    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019


    *
    *
    She looks oddly like my Wife No. 2 . . . who never got arrested for anything.

    While I knew her, anyway.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2019 09:20 AM (DHNlU)

    22 Speaking of which...

    I have recently gotten into Dunkin Donuts coffee. Which is unusual for me as I'm a coffee snob. I routinely order 12 ounce bags that run $18-23 and only use a Chemex maker to brew. But I got a craven a couple weeks back when I was set to make a late night trip to the shore (Ocean City, MD). I had anticipated stopping at Dunkin Donuts to get something that'd keep me alert. I remembered doing that the last time and was surprised how decent it was... anyways the trip was canceled at the last minute but I still had that idea in my head and stopped at a DD that night. What surprised me was how I missed warm coffee... usually with a Chemex its Luke warm to start and quickly cools down. Also, they still use styrofoam containers?! Awesome, I tought those were banned years ago. It is still very weak, but they do a very good job of at least not burning the coffee so you get a clean, mild flavor. And its kinda like comfort food in that you can chug the stuff without getting too much caffeine. (With strong coffee it seems you have to have several hours in between small cups to regain an appetite for it).

    Posted by: Serious Cat at June 29, 2019 09:20 AM (Xqo6t)

    23 Hopes lie dead and buried.
    Trains of thought derailed.
    Everything is ruined.
    All good plans have failed.
    Nothing turned out right.
    Bill collectors pound the door.
    My coffee cup is empty.
    I guess I'll have some more.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 29, 2019 09:20 AM (z8tEv)

    24 You're making a fish condominium.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:20 AM (HaL55)

    25 You know who else has a sparkly handlebar?
    Posted by: Pete Buttigieg

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    Who'da thunk that simply being gay would be enough to give a guy the feeling he should run for POTUS.

    Well, DC is full of c**ksuckers so perhaps he's right.

    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:22 AM (Y4EXg)

    26
    Helmets save lives





    Or flatten faces if they are welded by a cigarette smoking Canuck

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 09:22 AM (ZwhdC)

    27 You're making a fish condominium.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:20 AM (HaL55)


    That makes him the fish HOA president for life. The fish have no idea what they're getting into.

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 09:22 AM (t+qrx)

    28 Alexa gets feisty !
    thesun.co.uk/tech/9390172/alexa-insults-man-cancelled-amazon-prime-subscription/

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 29, 2019 09:24 AM (ykYG2)

    29 Looks like Germany has many adolescents in their 60's and 70's too!

    Too bad we let them re-unite back in 1990.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2019 09:24 AM (Z+IKu)

    30 Who'da thunk that simply being gay would be enough to give a guy the feeling he should run for POTUS.

    Well, DC is full of c**ksuckers so perhaps he's right.
    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:22 AM (Y4EXg)


    I'd never heard of Marianne Hufflepuff (or whatever her name is) before yesterday, but she sure looks like she could be the real deal (from the left's point of view).

    It'll be interesting to see if she gains any traction.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:25 AM (cY3LT)

    31 Arizona is not baffling.

    We like guns.

    We like booze.

    What's not to get?

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2019 09:25 AM (k4dH2)

    32 re: the story about American weapons found in Libya - not good, of course, but I'm always surprised at people who are "shocked, shocked!" when weapons that are sold to "allies" in the region end up getting passed around like halloween candy.

    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 09:26 AM (V2Yro)

    33 What's not to get?
    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2019 09:25 AM (k4dH2)


    Sedona?

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 09:26 AM (t+qrx)

    34 Good morning. I clicked on that Dylan link and broke out in a sweat looking at all the warm clothes he's wearing. It's 80 here but feels like 91. It's going to get to 95. And we are going to a wedding this afternoon and the reception is in - a barn. I hope it's a hoity-toity barn with a/c. It's a wedding venue type of place so I'm pretty sure it has some sort of a/c.

    Pretty sure.

    Posted by: bluebell at June 29, 2019 09:26 AM (aXucN)

    35 walked doggeh
    we are now both hot and sweaty
    well he doesn't sweat so

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 09:26 AM (dm05u)

    36 And the Politically Correct Church Of The USA has been a fake church all my life. I swear it only exists anymore as a tax dodge for Soros to put SJW into the newspaper.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 29, 2019 09:26 AM (ykYG2)

    37 Alexa...Siri...Cortana...

    I want one that you just call "Computer." I want to feel like I'm on the Enterprise, dammit!

    Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2019 09:26 AM (1kfee)

    38 I'm sitting in a Panera in the suburbs, waiting until my haircut appointment. Any more news on Marianne Williamson?
    _________________

    Still nuts.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2019 09:27 AM (k4dH2)

    39 Re Dylan: He's at best, clever, but frankly I don't much care for cleverness in
    music, and pretty much every song of his I ever heard, when there was a
    cover of it, the cover was better.


    Agreed. I know he's an icon, but his appeal totes escaped me. Eric Clapton had him on a concert DVD for some reason. Heard he's Christian now, which is never a bad thing, IMHO.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:28 AM (HaL55)

    40 Sedona?
    _____________

    Hey, you gotta put the crazies somewhere.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2019 09:28 AM (k4dH2)

    41 in Marianne Williamson's defence, she was molested in a past life. By aliens.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 29, 2019 09:28 AM (ykYG2)

    42 Linda is playing the Fishdom game on her tablet. She has 3 or 4 aquariums, each with a different theme, and 3 or 4 fish, who all have names like Avery or Eva. Eva, she says, can be rather snarky: After Linda bombs out on a game level, she will pop up a speech balloon: "Let's go shopping! You're good at that!"

    I tell Linda she needs to find a way to type messages to the fish, such as, "Where's my frying pan?" and "Bread crumbs or cornmeal?"

    She's added one decoration that I like, a brunette mermaid with blue C-shells. You can make the mermaid figure larger, but sadly you can't enlarge just the chestal area.

    Aside from the mermaid, of course, I find it all rather boring. Much more exciting, say I, if you could have a shark cruising through at intervals, and you, the game player, need to shoot him with a speargun before he eats the pet fish.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2019 09:28 AM (DHNlU)

    43 I almost ended up moving to Gilbert, AZ, but in the end, didn't. For reasons having nothing to do with the community. Looks like a fine place to live. Not the middle of Phoenix, and not one of the snooty suburbs, but close enough that if you want to mingle with the city folk, you can.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:29 AM (cY3LT)

    44 Hey Robert, is this OTR truck driver Robert? How's that going?

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 09:29 AM (t+qrx)

    45 Bluebell, did you get the dress altered?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 29, 2019 09:29 AM (kQs4Y)

    46 I was wondering if someone blew the margins (I'm on my phone) or if my eyes got worse overnight, but I see it was Eris so I'm not going to say anything.

    Posted by: bluebell at June 29, 2019 09:29 AM (aXucN)

    47 Eris, I'm heading down to do that now! Wish me luck!

    Posted by: bluebell at June 29, 2019 09:30 AM (aXucN)

    48 25
    Who'da thunk that simply being gay would be enough to give a guy the feeling he should run for POTUS.

    Well, DC is full of c**ksuckers so perhaps he's right.

    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:22 AM (Y4EXg)


    My suspicion is that DC is as gay as San Francisco. They're just more closeted.

    Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2019 09:30 AM (sdi6R)

    49 From the oddball items:

    scented flatulence pills - do they come in extra-foul poop, in case your farts already are too pleasant?

    "The RSPCA and RSPB have been no help whatsoever, they seem to put the rights of these birds above those of people, which is ridiculous," Roy said.

    Ha. Another soul enlightened about whose side these "helpful" organizations are on.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 29, 2019 09:30 AM (z8tEv)

    50 Ambassador Stevens was killed and the embassy leveled with the weapons provided by Hillary.

    But she made the Tripoli Slave Markets run on time.

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 29, 2019 09:32 AM (Ndje9)

    51 45 Bluebell, did you get the dress altered?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 29, 2019 09:29 AM (kQs4Y)

    47 Eris, I'm heading down to do that now! Wish me luck!
    Posted by: bluebell at June 29, 2019 09:30 AM (aXucN)


    If someone hasn't already done the "pray I don't alter it any further" thing, then I just don't know what to say.

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 09:32 AM (t+qrx)

    52 Haircut time, all. Think of Marianne Williamson dancing, of Squaw Warren being captured by the cavalry, of Donkey-Chompers working the stripper pole, and hold good thoughts.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 29, 2019 09:33 AM (DHNlU)

    53 in Marianne Williamson's defence, she was molested in a past life. By aliens.
    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 29, 2019 09:28 AM (ykYG2)


    That would explain one other thing too, which is that you can tell she's had "work" done, but not the typical botch job human doctors do.

    So good on her. I for one will prefer our alien overlords, to the ones we have now. She could serve as a goodwill ambassador, spilling positive vibes all over the space ships.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:34 AM (cY3LT)

    54 Have mentioned before that I was born and spent my first 45 years in South Bend. Loved it there.
    Spent Thursday overnight in SB. We were there for the Senior US Open. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice downtown SB is. Lots of improvements and a few more in the works. Including something finally being done with the abandoned College Football Hall of Fame building.
    I still contend that these improvements while under the reign of Mayor Pete still are more from pressure from ND then anything else. The changes to the north side of SB are impressive. Especially right off of campus and the area around Memorial Hospital. Guess who the two largest employers in SB?

    Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at June 29, 2019 09:34 AM (5vDKw)

    55 Someone here (maybe BurtTC) recommended -

    Peet's "Alma de la Tierra" coffee.

    I like Peet's "Big Bang" and "Major Dickason's Blend", so when I saw it in the store, I decided to give it a whirl.

    Drinking it right now!

    Good coffee. I'd place it 2nd in deliciousness behind "BB" but ahead of "MDB".

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 09:35 AM (Uu+qG)

    56 Morning, y'all! Nice AM, so coffeve for all...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:35 AM (6qErC)

    57 Right off the bat, the truth about Bob Dylan is that he's not that good. Never was.

    Posted by: BurtTC

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    I like to say he is the Willie Nelson of folk rock. In other words, he should stick to writing, not performing. Which I wish both of them would.

    Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2019 09:36 AM (XUyTm)

    58 35 walked doggeh we are
    now both hot and sweaty well
    he doesn't sweat so
    Posted by: vmom


    Rearranged for haiku.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 29, 2019 09:36 AM (z8tEv)

    59 Qualitatively-neutral antemeridian greetings!

    Posted by: Insomniac at June 29, 2019 09:37 AM (ywNoU)

    60 And the Politically Correct Church Of The USA has been a fake church all my life. I swear it only exists anymore as a tax dodge for Soros to put SJW into the newspaper.
    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 29, 2019 09:26 AM (ykYG2)


    It's so strange, when you see the buildings, they all look so cute and quaint. They look like Americana... Then when you realize the humans inside are bugnuts.....

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:37 AM (cY3LT)

    61 Hog, I think I have to alter the dress once first before I start making noise about not altering it any further.

    Posted by: bluebell at June 29, 2019 09:37 AM (GoCAj)

    62 Think of Marianne Williamson dancing"

    Had to search for an image - seems that half of the pics are of her wagging an index finger, so.... no.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:39 AM (6qErC)

    63 I need to cut up 2 old dock sections and sink them without anyone knowing about it. Wish me well.
    ---
    er, ok, I know nothing!

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:39 AM (r/xAU)

    64 Hey Robert, is this OTR truck driver Robert? How's that going?
    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 09:29 AM (t+qrx)

    Right now I'm Getting loaded up on booze.

    I mean in that professional way, not like in that happy fun way.

    Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2019 09:39 AM (1kfee)

    65 Anybody in NC? What's the weather like today?

    Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2019 09:39 AM (VkWRL)

    66 my idea of altering a dress is a couple of safety pins and a side prayer they don't come undone.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:40 AM (r/xAU)

    67 the Politically Correct Church Of The USA has been a fake church all my life."

    Yeah. The pic of the "leadership" said it all...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:41 AM (6qErC)

    68 Someone here (maybe BurtTC) recommended -

    Peet's "Alma de la Tierra" coffee.

    I like Peet's "Big Bang" and "Major Dickason's Blend", so when I saw it in the store, I decided to give it a whirl.

    Drinking it right now!

    Good coffee. I'd place it 2nd in deliciousness behind "BB" but ahead of "MDB".

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 09:35 AM (Uu+qG)


    I buy a bunch at a time, and I think my mouth gets used to is, so I don't appreciate it as much as I should. So I'll then buy some other coffee, usually flavored in some way, and by the time I get tired of that, and return to Alma in a Tiara, I can enjoy it as I did before.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:42 AM (cY3LT)

    69 PC-USA recently released membership numbers for 2018 - they lost another 4.4% for the year, they lost 4.5% of their members the year before, they have been consistently losing from 4.5% - 5% per year for at least 10 years now.

    They were at 2.5 million members 20 years ago. They're at 1.35 million today.Looking at the age breakdown, they're now locked into a pattern where they lose a significant amount every year just due to age, and young people aren't joining.

    They've got maybe 20 years left, tops.

    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 09:46 AM (V2Yro)

    70 >> my idea of altering a dress is a couple of safety pins and a side prayer they don't come undone.
    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:40 AM (r/xAU)

    Ha! I used to do clothing alterations for a living. I still use the safety pin method for myself!

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 09:46 AM (Z/jzm)

    71 wacky witch williamson waltzing

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 09:47 AM (dm05u)

    72 My Life, does this mean I can claim professional seamstress status?

    I can identify with anything I want!

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:48 AM (r/xAU)

    73 Right off the bat, the truth about Bob Dylan is that he's not that good. Never was.

    Posted by: BurtTC

    ---

    I like to say he is the Willie Nelson of folk rock. In other words, he should stick to writing, not performing. Which I wish both of them would.
    Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2019 09:36 AM (XUyTm)


    There are so very few true artists, when it comes to songwriting, but there are many many great performers.

    What is quite rare are the people who combine both.

    It's like a great fielding shortstop who was also a great hitter. There have been a few, but not many. What is in abundance are great fielders who were tolerable hitters, and great hitters who could more or less play the position, but shouldn't have.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:48 AM (cY3LT)

    74 I know that inferior beans are normally used in flavored coffee, but I do like a bit of pecan flavor in my coffee.

    Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2019 09:48 AM (XUyTm)

    75 Having spent a lot of time around Clearwater, FL, got to know the Church of Scientology. I understand you can't join unless you have lots of money. Clearwater is the eastern headquarters. Anyone here a member who looks dazed and always on the cell phone, and wears white shirts and blue pants??They own most of downtown Clearwater.

    Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2019 09:48 AM (fD+Pl)

    76 You are the hot water that flows over the coffee grounds that are God becoming the woke wake up juice of color that powers America. Froth your cream and make yourself cappuccino.

    Posted by: Marianne Williamson at June 29, 2019 09:48 AM (+y/Ru)

    77 69 PC-USA recently released membership numbers for 2018 - they lost another 4.4% for the year, they lost 4.5% of their members the year before, they have been consistently losing from 4.5% - 5% per year for at least 10 years now.
    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 09:46 AM (V2Yro)


    Their appeal is becoming more selective.

    Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2019 09:49 AM (sdi6R)

    78 Willow, of course! Thems the rulez

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 09:49 AM (Z/jzm)

    79 my sewing skills stops at pillows, nice squares, sometimes I may add fringe , although I did upholster an easy chair with old chenille quilts that looks presentable.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:49 AM (r/xAU)

    80 BTW, anyone else catch the BMW kerfuffle? Their head of product development dared to speak the truth: he openly said "there's no public demand for EVs, just [regulators] demand for EVs..." (paraphrase)

    The EU is pissed. Harshly worded letters will undoubtedly follow...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (6qErC)

    81 PC-USA recently released membership numbers for 2018
    - they lost another 4.4% for the year, they lost 4.5% of their members
    the year before, they have been consistently losing from 4.5% - 5% per
    year for at least 10 years now.



    They were at 2.5 million members 20 years ago. They're at 1.35
    million today.Looking at the age breakdown, they're now locked into a
    pattern where they lose a significant amount every year just due to age,
    and young people aren't joining.



    They've got maybe 20 years left, tops.

    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 09:46 AM (V2Yro)


    Odd how being more "diverse" and "welcoming all" sends membership plummeting. The left destroys everything it touches

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (ZwhdC)

    82 PC-USA recently released membership numbers for 2018 - they lost another 4.4% for the year, they lost 4.5% of their members the year before, they have been consistently losing from 4.5% - 5% per year for at least 10 years now.

    They were at 2.5 million members 20 years ago. They're at 1.35 million today.Looking at the age breakdown, they're now locked into a pattern where they lose a significant amount every year just due to age, and young people aren't joining.

    They've got maybe 20 years left, tops.
    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 09:46 AM (V2Yro)


    How much overlap, between PC-USA and CPUSA?

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (cY3LT)

    83 I just finished a cup of Major Dickason's Blend and going to make a cup of their Cafe Domingo with a shot of Hershey's Dark Chocolate syrup. I'll have to see if I can find Alma de la Tierra at the grocery store and give that a try soon.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (HaL55)

    84 ty My Life, I knew i'd fit in somewhere.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (r/xAU)

    85 I can only sew by hand, dunno how to use a machine

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (dm05u)

    86 vmom, much easier than sewing by hand, if you have an interest start with pillows nice straight lines nothing scary.

    of course that's where I stopped.

    'machine for sale' lol

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:51 AM (r/xAU)

    87 Something something...

    OMG, the womens soccer teams make 6 times less than the mens soccer teams for the WOrld CuP.

    I wonder if the US will Boy..er...girl?cot the rest of the tournament? Will the player that won't go to the White House if invited quit playing and take a knee?

    Tune in for double standards are us.

    Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2019 09:52 AM (vd8XM)

    88 Re Dylan: He's at best, clever, but frankly I don't much care for cleverness in
    music, and pretty much every song of his I ever heard, when there was a
    cover of it, the cover was better.

    Agreed. I know he's an icon, but his appeal totes escaped me. Eric Clapton had him on a concert DVD for some reason. Heard he's Christian now, which is never a bad thing, IMHO.
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 09:28 AM (HaL55)


    Nobody has to like Dylan but his refusal to be co opted by the left has been a long term source of entertainment for me, starting when the folkies were jerking each other off thinking they had a new Woodie Guthrie and Bob says "LOLGF; go listen to Arlo because I wanna rock".

    Posted by: Captain Hate at June 29, 2019 09:52 AM (y7DUB)

    89 They've got maybe 20 years left, tops.
    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 09:46 AM (V2Yro)

    Hopefully I can pick up lots of those "Hate has no home here" and "Hate is not a family value" signs cheap.

    They make great poster boards for rifle and pistol targets.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2019 09:52 AM (Z+IKu)

    90 >>I did upholster an easy chair with old chenille quilts

    That sounds cool, Willow! I have to do a re-upholstery job for a recliner. Never done it before. I'm putting it off.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 09:52 AM (Z/jzm)

    91 I still like 'lay lady lay'

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:53 AM (r/xAU)

    92 can't you just use staples to re upholster?

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 09:53 AM (dm05u)

    93 I can tell you exactly what happened to the PC-USA over the last 10 years. (first of all, the Southern Presbyterians should never have rejoined the Northern branch, that was a huge mistake) But I was in that church, and until about 10 years ago or so there was about a 50/50 split between the Libs and Conservatives, and most agreed to keep politics out of it.

    And then the Libs felt an opportunity to grab power, since they had the balance of the clergy, and they started to push things there were. And when conservatives complained, they started to get very open about how it would be a lot better, in the name of civility and all that garbage, if any complainers just left and found new churches.

    And, much to nobody's surprise, the conservative half said "well, you've wrecked it already, so.. bye!" But the PC Leadership was actually very happy, because they've decided that a dying church where they have absolute control is much, much, better than a living, growing church that might not do everything they want.

    that's the liberal mindset in a nutshell. Now that church is on path to it's death, and it's too late to change course, because everyone who had the skills needed to save it has said "screw it, we're out of here."

    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 09:53 AM (V2Yro)

    94 be nice to the 'ettes ponytails

    Reporting for duty!

    Posted by: Joe Biden at June 29, 2019 09:53 AM (uX0nD)

    95 i drink way too much coffee

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 09:54 AM (dm05u)

    96 80 BTW, anyone else catch the BMW kerfuffle? Their head of product development dared to speak the truth: he openly said "there's no public demand for EVs, just [regulators] demand for EVs..." (paraphrase)

    The EU is pissed. Harshly worded letters will undoubtedly follow...
    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (6qErC)

    When I was selling cars I met a guy who was driving some odd looking BMW EV. He said that with tax incentives, dealer rebates & other perks he was basically leasing it for free.

    Posted by: josephistan at June 29, 2019 09:54 AM (Izzlo)

    97 Bob Dylan is an acquired taste.

    Taste. You should acquire some.

    Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2019 09:54 AM (lGHQg)

    98
    can't you just use staples to re upholster?

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 09:53 AM (dm05u)


    A heavy duty stapler works just fine, just use the right length of staple.

    Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (fD+Pl)

    99 my life, it was tough for me, because I had never tried it, put it was a very comfy feather chair .. mostly tucking and using upholstery tacks and strips for holding tucks etc. and of course the pillows which hides sins.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (r/xAU)

    100 I learned how to sew as a 10 year old. Grateful that I learned. Mom made a lot of our clothes. Of course, I hated it that. Especially since my older sister would get the same outfit and I got her hand me downs. Wearing the same dress for years was embarrassing as a kid. Ha! I didn't know how poor we were then

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (Z/jzm)

    101 We had a lot with a barn on it in Chesco. Too bad it was way before barn weddings became a thing.

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (7Am4g)

    102 I never liked Bob Dylan much either. I suspect his early "greatness" stemmed from the fact that he did a lot of political songs and was clever enough to pick the ideologically correct side.

    From time to time I hear some of his more recent music on the radio and I actually prefer it to his "classic" stuff. Now that he's got a growly old-guy voice I like him a lot better than when he sounded like a Jewish teenager pretending to be a Delta bluesman.

    Posted by: Trimegistus at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (OHblf)

    103 i drink way too much coffee"

    Hmmm. Appears to be "english", but can't make out the phrase...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (6qErC)

    104 I also say that Willie Nelson is the Bob Dylan of country music.

    Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (XUyTm)

    105 How much overlap, between PC-USA and CPUSA?

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM



    Well, commies disdain the idea of religion and God in general and the idea of Christians in particular, so I'd say at least 75% overlap.

    Posted by: Bert G at June 29, 2019 09:56 AM (OMsf+)

    106 I can only sew by hand, dunno how to use a machine
    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 09:50 AM (dm05u)


    https://stoatnet.org/sewing.gif

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 09:56 AM (t+qrx)

    107 Hopefully I can pick up lots of those "Hate has no home here" and "Hate is not a family value" signs cheap.



    They make great poster boards for rifle and pistol targets.



    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2019 09:52 AM (Z+IKu)


    I wonder if the Hate Has No Home Here types if that includes not hating Trump supporters? I'll hang up and listen to my answer

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 09:56 AM (ZwhdC)

    108 Vmom, I think so. This particular recliner looks fairly easy to do which is why I took it on. It was my grandmothers. But it has wood on the front of the arms. I'm not sure how to get that off without wrecking it.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 09:57 AM (Z/jzm)

    109 driving some odd looking BMW EV. He said that with tax incentives, dealer rebates & other perks he was basically leasing it for free."

    The 1st gen i3? Odd little duck, and yeah - between Fed/state/local goodies, plus artificially inflated residuals, there were seriously silly payments. Neighbor in VA showed me the paperwork on his - net of 28 bucks/month.

    He has a V8 F150 Platinum now...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:58 AM (6qErC)

    110 Hogmartin, that is adorable. My cat only sits next to my machine under the nice warm light

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 09:59 AM (Z/jzm)

    111 Probably get willowed as usual but here goes...

    As we know, Gillette managed to piss off a lot of us with their "toxic masculinity" nonsense, so many of us who shave have been looking for alternatives where our shaving accouterments are concerned.

    I'd been using Gillette razors, blades, shave cream and so forth all my life. But now I've made a switch, and found it to be rather surprising. First I switched to Barbasol shave cream (no mention of Gillette or P&G anywhere on the can) and it works quite well. Then I got a Schick "Hydro" razor and damned if between the two I got a better shave than I ever got from the Gillette stuff. Problem solved...

    Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at June 29, 2019 10:00 AM (p0pYQ)

    112 My life I would try gingerly , maybe use a small hammer and flat tool screwdriver and pry off? ?

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:00 AM (r/xAU)

    113 207 165: I noted that too. While she was missing it was "sugar baby" and "daddy kink" all the time. Now that's she's dead it's been removed. Maybe media guilt at touting that lifestyle, maybe to decrease the propensity of some to discount her killing.
    Posted by: CN at June 29, 2019 08:27 AM (U7k5w)

    Usually I'm not wild about remakes, but "All Along the Watchtower" is a good exception.

    Dylan's original version is just bad.
    Jimmie Hendrix' version is iconic.
    Bear McCreary's version is the best of all!

    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (V2Yro)

    114 I wouldn't listen to Bob today, his voice sounds like he gargled broken glass followed by a Draino chaser. I get that.

    And he's written and performed plenty of sucky songs, but he has some real gems. I like the fact that while he is undoubtedly fairly lefty, he doesn't lecture me or admonish me over stupid crap like say, Neil Young, who isn't even American. Shut up and play. It's amazing how performers are willing to piss off half the country, potential customers. That's just stupid.

    Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (lGHQg)

    115 The Oort, I saw a newer?? gillette commercial yesterday using a fireman .

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (r/xAU)

    116 Perhaps something's in the Euro water, as an Audi dude publicly went w/ "Lamborghini will stay with normally aspirated gasoline engines" as well...

    The EU isn't as monolithic as we might think...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (6qErC)

    117 Holy Crud..

    Chicago totals after the first quarter is

    2 killed
    22 wounded

    Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2019 10:02 AM (vd8XM)

    118 Willow, yeah. It doesn't need to be done for a while, so I can play with it. But it is for our "up north" place, whenever that gets done and use-able. Lucky for me that is going very slowly!

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 10:02 AM (Z/jzm)

    119 God Bless America! I am so thankful to be an American. I care for a brain damaged disabled person who happened to fall last night, only injury {thank God} was a bruise. Damage was one broken bathroom convenience - that's a hell of a fall. Only in America can one go out on a Saturday morning purchase a new bathroom fixture. What's more I had my choice of between 20 to 30 such fixtures. Good old American Standard for me. What a great country! Now awaiting a plumber this A.M. for installation. {I know my limitations.}

    Posted by: Locke Common at June 29, 2019 10:03 AM (HSjGz)

    120 My life: Your adult ed program might have a re-upholstery class. I took one every time I did a piece. Taught by a pro, who offered advice, occasionally loaned tools, and told us the best kinds of batting and foam and fabric and where to find them cheapest.

    Posted by: Wenda (sic) at June 29, 2019 10:03 AM (BCg2A)

    121 I agree that Dylans voice is just a normal guys voice, I think that's why I like it.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:04 AM (r/xAU)

    122 >>Your adult ed program might have a re-upholstery class.

    Wenda, great idea! Thanks, I will look into that.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 10:04 AM (Z/jzm)

    123 The Oort, I saw a newer?? gillette commercial yesterday using a fireman .

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (r/xAU)


    You sure it wasn't a firetranny?

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 10:04 AM (ZwhdC)

    124 My Life, wish you luck on your new place! and the chair.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:05 AM (r/xAU)

    125 the Politically Correct Church Of The USA has been a fake church all my life."

    Yeah. The pic of the "leadership" said it all...
    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 09:41 AM (6qErC)



    I have to give it to the Left (and most likely Russia which initially funded all of this horseshoe)-

    they have infiltrated and destroyed most of the organizations, education, culture, and ideas that made Western Civilization and especially America great.

    Like islam going all-jihaderiffic, the Left has gained enough power to enter it's Maoist phase here in the US.

    I guess 2020 really will tell the story of where we are.

    Unless, the Dims suffer a defeat worse than McGovern gave them, I fear that we're headed for bleak times.

    Who knew that our tolerance was simply another weapon of the Left? Cuz tolerance is nowhere to be found on the Left once they gain power.

    Ah, well. Momento mori and all that.

    If the Left wins, what does it have to offer?

    Nothing. Except hate and the enemy of the day.

    That's not a culture to build on.

    The Russian and/or Chinese model?

    Thug politics with benefits only for the politically connected?

    No thanks.

    Islam?

    Seriously? A slide back to the primitive? All the thug politics of the Left plus cast-iron ignorance?

    Yeah, sure. Gimme some of that.

    So...like 2016, we're going to be attacked and lied to by almost everyone out there, but-

    we must forge ahead. Not lose hope. And simply do our best. We must do our duty to vote no matter what and support the right people in the primaries and the general.

    From what I saw this week of the Dim 'debate" I don't want any of those people running the country or even an ice cream truck.

    Forge on.

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 10:05 AM (Uu+qG)

    126 TheQuiet, I didn't see a purse. lol

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:05 AM (r/xAU)

    127 Will the player that won't go to the White House if invited quit playing and take a knee?

    Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2019 09:52 AM (vd8XM)

    Trump should invite her to a Waffle House.

    Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2019 10:06 AM (ykq7q)

    128 horseshoe = horse shit

    Tnx auto cucumber!

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 10:06 AM (Uu+qG)

    129 Morning horde!

    Graduation party today. It's going to be hot and humid. Maybe I'll just throw the card out the window of my car as I pass by the house.

    Posted by: mpfs, Waiter, I'll have the Juan de Fuca Plate at June 29, 2019 10:06 AM (I7Wzx)

    130 Holy Crud..



    Chicago totals after the first quarter is



    2 killed

    22 wounded

    Posted by: Bruce at June 29, 2019 10:02 AM (vd8XM)


    It's going to be a hot weekend. It should look like the Battle of the Somme when it's over

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 10:06 AM (ZwhdC)

    131 43 I almost ended up moving to Gilbert, AZ, but in the end, didn't. For reasons having nothing to do with the community. Looks like a fine place to live. Not the middle of Phoenix, and not one of the snooty suburbs, but close enough that if you want to mingle with the city folk, you can.
    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 09:29 AM (cY3LT)
    ----------------

    Lived in Gilbert, AZ, for 3 years. Fine town.

    Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 29, 2019 10:07 AM (WEBkv)

    132 Trump should invite her to a Waffle House."

    Hey - whatever happened to the invite by the media idiot (redundant, I know) to the Kolledge football champions after their WH Big Mac attack?

    Wasn't he babbling about lobster or something?

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:07 AM (6qErC)

    133 Thanks Willow, it's a family project and it's one of those "oh great, now we have to deal with this" kind of thing. I have a brother and nephews who are capable of doing pretty much everything building and carpentry-wise but it's 250+ miles away and hit and miss weekends. Mom keeps saying she hopes it's done before she dies. I tell her I hope it's done before it kills me! HA!

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 10:08 AM (Z/jzm)

    134 wendas idea is a great one, I should have tried that, could have saved myself some tears . and maybe tried to save a couch I loved.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:08 AM (r/xAU)

    135 'Homie Has Nn Hate Here', or 'Nn Hate Here, Homez!'

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 10:08 AM (7Am4g)

    136 and maybe tried to save a couch"

    Sounds suspiciously like a West Virginia U thing...

    oh, wait.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:08 AM (6qErC)

    137 This will play well with suburban moms....

    @JerryDunleavy

    The national press secretary for Kamala Harris says that she supports busing in 2019. Interesting.

    https://tinyurl.com/y54szd9c

    Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2019 10:09 AM (cF8AT)

    138 My Life, oy, that's a lot of pressure. But, You can do it. anything will probably be better than what it looks like now?

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:09 AM (r/xAU)

    139 17 I need to cut up 2 old dock sections and sink them without anyone knowing about it. Wish me well.

    Just say it's structure for teh fishies so they'll frolic and play and make little baby fishies and all those other things fishies do. You're being a responsible Citizen of the Earf.

    My current gig! Been doing it since 2007. In the ocean though.

    Posted by: Agitator at June 29, 2019 10:10 AM (m9DnX)

    140 115 The Oort, I saw a newer?? gillette commercial yesterday using a fireman .
    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (r/xAU)
    ------------

    they run that stupid *&^$^%&( commercial between innings on mlb.tv

    The version you saw was probably a bit more "rugged" because the first version had soothing music and the fireman was not exactly dripping with testosterone. Second version, they put a rock track behind fireman and cut out the sensitive fireman crap.

    Still a crap commercial, but, the second version is a bit more tolerable.

    Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 29, 2019 10:10 AM (WEBkv)

    141 Anon, is that where I have to drag it around on my back? until everyone feels a need to GoFundMe?

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:10 AM (r/xAU)

    142 is that where I have to drag it around on my back?"

    Heh. But no. There was a WVU thingy about burning couches after winning games...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:11 AM (6qErC)

    143 Headed back home from the beach, sadly.

    Is it wrong that as I cruise down the interstate when I see cars broken down in the side of the road that I envision them as failed competitors in a real life Cannonball Run race-type movie rather than feeling empathy?

    Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 29, 2019 10:12 AM (atiIV)

    144 I have to give it to the Left . . .

    Posted by: naturalfake
    ________

    As do I. One thing I'll thank them for is the current USWNT. I've been looking for a reason to not cheer them on in the Women's World Cup, and they gave me one. Politics. Of course, it's politics.

    Posted by: FireHorse at June 29, 2019 10:12 AM (ta49A)

    145 'Homie is no H8r'

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 10:13 AM (7Am4g)

    146 Anon, I wasn't so hateful to my couch , I just donated it to goodwill hoping someone would have mercy on it.

    back of couch was shredded by my daughter cat.

    a 4 k down couch, fringed, beautiful! Really took time to like the cat again.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:13 AM (r/xAU)

    147 Neil Young, who isn't even American. Shut up and play. It's amazing how performers are willing to piss off half the country, potential customers. That's just stupid.
    Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (lGHQg)


    Neil can be a real dickweed, especially about that weird sound system he's been pimping like a deaf lunatic, but he's never pissed on his core audience. Contrast that to the Dixie Chicks who, in addition to giving a big middle finger to country fans which was pretty much all they had, sicced their ambulance chasers on fans that made their out of print stuff available on websites. I don't think either of those worked out well.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at June 29, 2019 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

    148 Is it wrong that as I cruise down the interstate when I see cars broken down in the side of the road that I envision them as failed competitors in a real life Cannonball Run race-type movie rather than feeling empathy?
    Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 29, 2019 10:12 AM (atiIV)


    Don't ask me, I do the same but with Death Race 2000.

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 10:14 AM (t+qrx)

    149 Most definitely, Willow.

    Grandma had it redone I think in the 70s. Wow, some really ugly fabric. It held up, but Yikes, Bad with a capital B! It matched her burnt orange sofa, which was in awesome structural shape, so I had that redone professionally. The guy who did it remembered doing it the 1st time! He was probably 80 years old, still doing upholstery. Gotta love it.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 10:15 AM (Z/jzm)

    150 So...I was banned from Ravelry for 10 days. Obviously, I haven't been posting there, so can't have commited any new violations of their policy.
    Today, I received an email from them, banning me for 30 days. And the content that triggered this? They left that blank. This means they are banning me for what I've said on the Internet AND ON MY OWN WEBSITE!!!
    I'm sure I can go on Discus and have people tell me how this is all perfectly okay. I think I'll keep doing it and see if I can hit that permaban.

    Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2019 10:15 AM (Lqy/e)

    151 121 I agree that Dylans voice is just a normal guys voice, I think that's why I like it.
    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:04 AM (r/xAU)

    If Dylan has a "normal" voice I must be freakin' Enrico Caruso, I guess.

    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 10:15 AM (V2Yro)

    152 Just say it's structure for teh fishies so they'll frolic and play and make little baby fishies and all those other things fishies do. You're being a responsible Citizen of the Earf.

    My current gig! Been doing it since 2007. In the ocean though.
    Posted by: Agitator

    Hey, same here!

    Posted by: Bruno Tattaglia at June 29, 2019 10:15 AM (knNho)

    153 Just hit the tip jar for $7.40
    .
    https://abc.nc.gov/Pricing/ViewItem/70271
    .

    Posted by: FireNWater at June 29, 2019 10:16 AM (S4rpa)

    154 I don't think either of those worked out well."

    Indeed. Watched a bit of the DC's actions afterwards, and realized their management had likely kept a lid on their overt stupidity, but once that was gone, all bets were off...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:16 AM (6qErC)

    155 wiggles eyebrows at Tom.

    spouse also has a great low guys voice and sings to me all the time.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:16 AM (r/xAU)

    156 Don't ask me, I do the same but with Death Race 2000.
    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 10:14 AM (t+qrx)

    Whenever I see someone on one of those motorized wheelchairs near the road, I still have to stifle the urge to shout out "a WHOPPING 75 Points!!!"

    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 10:17 AM (V2Yro)

    157 Re: the hate has no home here people.
    I would prefer an honest admission that they intensely hate anyone who disagrees with them.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 29, 2019 10:18 AM (JgA4k)

    158 My Life, ugh, the 70s burnt orange hm,, tiptoes away.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:18 AM (r/xAU)

    159 65 Anybody in NC? What's the weather like today?
    Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2019 09:39 AM (VkWRL)

    Beautiful at the beach. 82 degrees and a slight high overcast. Very light winds and relatively calm seas. Great day to go fishing, but......another month or so of recovery.

    Posted by: Agitator at June 29, 2019 10:19 AM (m9DnX)

    160 "How much overlap, between PC-USA and CPUSA?"

    Christianity is as organic/grassroots as it comes ... it is individual choice to become Christian (in the heart) and to live as a Christian.

    But when it comes to the institutions of Christianity, there is top down effort to control, so Soviets worked hard at infiltrating the Christian institutions (along with their march through the other institutions).


    America was a main target, but some in South America have a lot to say about the obvious infiltration there as well (where the Catholic Church is more dominant). The commies are so proud of their commie pope, just like they must be of America's first red diaper baby US Prez, Barack the Red.


    The message is in the gospels .... the Jew and Gentile people loved Jesus, but the institution had been infiltrated (JC told the Pharisees they were of their father the Devil). Nothing new under the sun I guess.

    Posted by: illiniwek at June 29, 2019 10:19 AM (Cus5s)

    161 I'd make up one of those Homie signs but the HOA doesn't allow it. It would really confuse the virtue signallers and they'd go crazy trying to locate one so they could keep up.

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 10:20 AM (7Am4g)

    162 Yeah, hate has no home here, but I hate your guts. And we're not trying to suppress your speech except that we are.

    Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2019 10:20 AM (Lqy/e)

    163
    I think the DCs have a new album coming out...next month?

    Someone was touting it on the radio.

    so...has what? ten years of obscurity been enough?

    Or will they double down on stupid?


    I suppose I can now relate to their W hatred now that W's been revealed as just another middle and working class hating dickweed of the GOPe.

    But, DC's constant and continuing anti-American hatred and SJW-stylings make them a no-go for me.

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 10:22 AM (Uu+qG)

    164 You are the hot water that flows over the coffee
    grounds that are God becoming the woke wake up juice of color that
    powers America. Froth your cream and make yourself cappuccino.

    Posted by: Marianne Williamson at June 29, 2019 09:48 AM (+y/Ru)

    That sounds a lot like St. James of Comey. I don't know if we should get those two together or keep them far apart from each other. Call it "the Ghostbusters" Conundrum.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 10:22 AM (HaL55)

    165
    100 I learned how to sew as a 10 year old. Grateful that I learned. Mom made
    a lot of our clothes. Of course, I hated it that. Especially since my
    older sister would get the same outfit and I got her hand me downs.
    Wearing the same dress for years was embarrassing as a kid. Ha! I didn't
    know how poor we were then


    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 09:55 AM (Z/jzm)
    --------------
    Sounds like my story - except my younger sister was taller than me so I got her hand-me-downs! I am so grateful my mom taught me to sew, especially for alterations and Halloween or school play costumes

    Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 29, 2019 10:23 AM (XXNQ+)

    166 Anybody in NC? What's the weather like today?

    Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2019 09:39 AM (VkWRL)

    Wilmington or Boone?

    Posted by: BignJames at June 29, 2019 10:24 AM (ykq7q)

    167 Sink dock sections here and you'd get a visit from the DNR Nazis from hell. They were still trying to get us to remove an old 1930s era boat, not ours, that sank near our dock. It was so rotten that you couldn't even pull up boards from it any more. The contractor they sent out couldn't do any better.

    Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2019 10:24 AM (Lqy/e)

    168 If your car broke down in an unfamiliar neighborhood, would you go to a house with a hate has no home here sign for help?

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 29, 2019 10:24 AM (JgA4k)

    169 My Life, ugh, the 70s burnt orange hm,, tiptoes away.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:18 AM (r/xAU)



    The 70s?

    Burnt Orange?


    HOOK'EM HORNS, BABY!!!!!

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 10:25 AM (Uu+qG)

    170 The Oort, I saw a newer?? gillette commercial yesterday using a fireman .

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:01 AM (r/xAU)


    You sure it wasn't a firetranny?

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 10:04 AM (ZwhdC)

    Yeah, I saw that fireman commercial too. Only there was something "off" about that guy. As someone else commented, he seemed a bit short in the testosterone department. Odd...

    Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at June 29, 2019 10:26 AM (p0pYQ)

    171 Truth:

    https://bit.ly/2X7Hp6Q

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2019 10:27 AM (+y/Ru)

    172 I have sanding to do, I think it's one of the worst jobs ever . pushes self out of room.

    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:27 AM (r/xAU)

    173 "So...I was banned from Ravelry for 10 days.
    Obviously, I haven't been posting there, so can't have commited any new
    violations of their policy.


    Posted by: notsothoreau"

    The tech left has decided that Trump will not win in 2020, BAMN. If that means massive fraud, cheating etc... so be it, it is on the right side of history. While they can't completely shut down conservative/Trump supporters (yet) they are going to make coordinated communication and response to the massive fraud difficult. Ravlery is just a small site but they are clearly getting on-board with what Google signaled will be their official policy. (i.e No More Trump. Period.)

    Posted by: Ripley at June 29, 2019 10:27 AM (MxEKc)

    174 DCs have a new album coming out...next month? "

    It's been "coming out" for a couple of... years, IIRC.

    Their "tour" a few years back was a joke. Several thousand per venue, tops, w/many dates cancelled.

    the Fork, stick it in them. They're past done.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:27 AM (6qErC)

    175 This means they are banning me for what I've said on the Internet AND ON MY OWN WEBSITE!!!

    that is awful

    shame on any Ravelry community members who remain, if they treat people like this

    Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 29, 2019 10:27 AM (Rarvo)

    176 John Roberts sucks cock by choice

    Posted by: monkey at June 29, 2019 10:28 AM (4C0+v)

    177 When we moved to NC years ago, we had to figure out the way the weather guys give the forecast here. It's mountains, then foothills, then piedmont, then Sandhills and finally the coast. You get the whole state instead of just your city. It's hot as balls in the piedmont today. Mid 90s and air quality alert.

    Posted by: NCKate at June 29, 2019 10:28 AM (lknvV)

    178 John Roberts sucks cock by choice

    It is known.

    also, I mean, come on - Jesuit education

    Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 29, 2019 10:28 AM (Rarvo)

    179 would you go to a house with a hate has no home here sign for help?"

    It's a guar-an-tee they have no clue how to help, so... no.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:29 AM (6qErC)

    180 168. no I'd use my cell phone and call my BF

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 10:29 AM (7Am4g)

    181 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2019 09:52 AM (Z+IKu)


    I wonder if the Hate Has No Home Here types if that includes not hating Trump supporters? I'll hang up and listen to my answer
    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 09:56 AM (ZwhdC)


    I really don't like the confrontations that occur at lefty events, when conservatives show up, but there is video out there of people asking the sign holders about how much they love everybody, and just want the hate to stop, you guys, but then when they're asked about Trump, it's like a raging monster of vile hatred comes out. Not the slightest hint of self-awareness.

    This is why I despair. True insanity reigns amongst, literally, about half the population. I don't know how a nation overcomes that, without massive bloodshed.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:29 AM (cY3LT)

    182 According to a headline on the Michelle Malkin site things banned by Ravelry includes knitting with the words God is love.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 29, 2019 10:29 AM (JgA4k)

    183 Regarding the Arizona gun club. It works perfectly fine and is no big deal. My local range has a bar and restaurant attached.

    When you buy a drink, they stamp your hand with one of those blacklight stamps. When you rent a lane on the range, you have to put your hands under a blacklight first.

    Last weekend while I was there, the county sheriff was filming something in the restaurant for charity, so this place is definitely not flying under the radar. The place is practically printing money.

    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 10:30 AM (PHotS)

    184 @130 It's going to be a hot weekend. It should look like the Battle of the Somme when it's over++++++++Nah, got a total SJW mayor now so everything is going to be jam up and jelly tight. Well, you can be sure that the totally cowed MFM won't be laying anything untoward at her doorstep, anyway.

    Posted by: Old Dude at June 29, 2019 10:30 AM (LGXGf)

    185 150 So...I was banned from Ravelry for 10 days. Obviously, I haven't been
    posting there, so can't have commited any new violations of their
    policy.
    Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2019 10:15 AM (Lqy/e)

    -----------------
    It's probably too much to hope that "get woke, go broke" will befall them, but there are a lot of knitters who are leaving. I still have my account for now, but saved all the patterns I had in my queue and delete everything else - pics, group memberships, etc.

    I don't remember if it was you or Polliwog who recommended
    ourunraveled.com (thanks to whoever mentioned the site). It looks like a very promising alternative.

    Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 29, 2019 10:31 AM (XXNQ+)

    186 Irony:

    https://bit.ly/2xqzhnf

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2019 10:31 AM (+y/Ru)

    187 So "Arizona" comes up and no Winslow, Sinema, or Mark Lindsey?

    Hmmm.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:32 AM (6qErC)

    188 I agree that Dylans voice is just a normal guys voice, I think that's why I like it.
    Posted by: willow at June 29, 2019 10:04 AM (r/xAU)

    If Dylan has a "normal" voice I must be freakin' Enrico Caruso, I guess.
    Posted by: tom servo at June 29, 2019 10:15 AM (V2Yro)


    Hello, Enrico! It'sa me, Luciano!!

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:32 AM (cY3LT)

    189 Have a good day, all.

    Daughter and son-in-law stopped in to grab my late mother-in-laws dining room table and chairs. Gotta help them get it to their house cuz I have the truck

    Posted by: My life is insanity at June 29, 2019 10:33 AM (Z/jzm)

    190 I'm sitting here waiting for my water delivery. For over 20 years I got 5 gallon bottles from a local company with nary a problem. It's also a good way to build up a stockpile of drinking water for prepper purposes.

    Back in March I received a letter saying that Ready Refresh by Nestle would handle my water delivery going forward. It turned out that they bought the local company. Since then it's been one screwup after another. On their website I can see when my next delivery will be, and I can leave instructions where to deliver the bottles.

    Trouble is, they keep delivering the new bottles to the front porch instead of the side door where I leave my empties. Even better, the delivery date keeps changing without notice. Last month I was expecting a delivery on 6/10. It arrived on 6/7 while I was at work, and needless to say I hadn't left my empties out.

    I called Customer Service and was on hold for 45 minutes. I explained the problems and the guy said there had been a glitch with the delivery dates but it's fixed now. He confirmed that the next delivery would be on 7/1 and they would leave it by the side door as I instructed.

    Since then I've checked the website every few days and it still showed 7/1 as the next delivery. On Friday I looked again and it said 6/29! If I hadn't checked it yesterday I would have been taken by surprise once again.

    My empties are by the side door and I'm sitting here keeping an eye out, prepared to intercept the driver if I see him heading for the front porch.

    Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2019 10:33 AM (sdi6R)

    191 Jordan Peterson is launching a website that welcomes non-leftist speech.

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 10:35 AM (7Am4g)

    192 RE: the scented flatulence pills...
    ...In Living Color wants their royalty payment:
    https://tinyurl.com/y32lpknr


    Posted by: Shepherd Lover at June 29, 2019 10:36 AM (Qrixg)

    193 I actually like the death cafe. I don't actually want to sit in a coffin, but it's a good reminder. I'm going to start consciously asking myself if I'm living a valuable life each morning.

    Right now I think I am. But I think that can slowly change for people without them noticing. If you ask every day, you'll notice when you start to suck.

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2019 10:36 AM (5aX2M)

    194 Notsothoreau, unless the Ravelry TOS says they can track you everywhere,that seems illegal

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 10:37 AM (dm05u)

    195 Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw.
    Had two big horns and a wooly jaw.
    Wooly bully, wooly bully.
    Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully

    https://bit.ly/3232fIi

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2019 10:37 AM (+y/Ru)

    196 I didn't post about ourunraveled.com, but I have been spreading the word. Takes some of the heat off me setting up another forum, although I am still working on it. I am a bit concerned that the new forum is not taking attacks by trolls seriously enough. I expect a major concerted effort by trolls on anything resembling a conservative site.
    The woman that published the triggering "Trump 2020" cowl pattern is at the new forum.

    Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2019 10:37 AM (Lqy/e)

    197 I wonder if all the Dylan haters opining on his terrible voice ever actually spent time listening to his albums.

    Yes, it's an acquired taste, but is his singing voice on Highway 61 Revisited or Blood on the Tracks really that bad ? Especially compared to all the screeching, screaming, shouting and caterwauling that passes for "good singing" in rock music?
    Not too mention the high-pitched girly voice mewling of say, Geddy Lee and Jon Anderson?

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 10:37 AM (NFEMn)

    198 I suppose I can now relate to their W hatred now that W's been revealed as just another middle and working class hating dickweed of the GOPe.

    But, DC's constant and continuing anti-American hatred and SJW-stylings make them a no-go for me.

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 10:22 AM (Uu+qG)


    I never liked them, because they're wholly unoriginal.

    At least one of their more popular songs was written by a woman named Patti Griffin. Helluva songwriter, and a top notch performer as well. The rare combination.

    She's still at it, and probably has enough of a following that she's making a good living doing what she does, but she's sorta my go-to example of how upside down the music industry is. Acts like Dixie Chicks were making tons of money, hand over fist, and people like Griffin have to scrape by, barely a blip on the public radar.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:38 AM (cY3LT)

    199 ''Putting together a bike for granddaughter #2 this morning. Not a 'Frozen' fan but, what the hell are you going to do?

    I do dig the handlebar streamers though - sparkly !!
    Posted by: Tonypete at June 29, 2019 09:10 AM (Y4E''

    Grandpas rock!

    Posted by: Tuna at June 29, 2019 10:38 AM (jm1YL)

    200 According to a headline on the Michelle Malkin site things banned by Ravelry includes knitting with the words God is love.

    -
    That's hate speech.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 29, 2019 10:39 AM (+y/Ru)

    201 don't remember if it was you or Polliwog who recommended
    ourunraveled.com (thanks to whoever mentioned the site). It looks like a very promising alternative.
    Posted by: Hoplite Housewife

    I haven't been to Ravelry in so many years ... should I dig up my old password just to delete my account?

    will check out ourunraveled.com

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 10:39 AM (dm05u)

    202 Jimmy Carter finally found a Soviet-backed election result he didn't want to rubber-stamp!

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 29, 2019 10:40 AM (Ndje9)

    203 Good morning Hordemates.

    Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2019 10:41 AM (axyOa)

    204 So...I was banned from Ravelry for 10 days.
    Obviously, I haven't been posting there, so can't have commited any new
    violations of their policy.
    Today, I received an email from them,
    banning me for 30 days. And the content that triggered this? They left
    that blank. This means they are banning me for what I've said on the
    Internet AND ON MY OWN WEBSITE!!!
    I'm sure I can go on Discus and
    have people tell me how this is all perfectly okay. I think I'll keep
    doing it and see if I can hit that permaban.


    Posted by: notsothoreau at June 29, 2019 10:15 AM (Lqy/e)


    Doubleplus ungood think will not be tolerated by the tolerant, diverse and inclusive Ravelry!!!!

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 10:41 AM (r6uft)

    205 I've been thinking about Ravelry and other similar sites like Pinterest. I think the way to respond to their overt bias is to post outrageous things that their political tribe would be ok with, but normals would find offensive.

    A knitting pattern that says "Congratulations on your abortion, looking forward to having you back at the strip club" for example.

    Ratchet the things up to see how far you can get before they have to ban you. "Congratulations on killing that 8 month parasite by piercing its skull, can't wait to have you back on stage stuffing dollar bills up your twat"

    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 10:42 AM (PHotS)

    206 > John Roberts sucks cock by choice

    It is known.

    also, I mean, come on - Jesuit education
    Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 29, 2019 10:28 AM (Rarvo)


    If he were a Calvinist, he wouldn't have any choice?

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 10:43 AM (t+qrx)

    207 201 I haven't been to Ravelry in so many years ... should I dig up my old password just to delete my account?
    ---------
    It's probably worth doing in order to depress their numbers. I'm going to grab a few more patterns from the site and then delete my account.

    Notsothoreau - good luck with your own site - keep us posted!

    Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 29, 2019 10:43 AM (XXNQ+)

    208 I wonder if all the Dylan haters opining on his terrible voice ever actually spent time listening to his albums.

    Yes, it's an acquired taste, but is his singing voice on Highway 61 Revisited or Blood on the Tracks really that bad ? Especially compared to all the screeching, screaming, shouting and caterwauling that passes for "good singing" in rock music?
    Not too mention the high-pitched girly voice mewling of say, Geddy Lee and Jon Anderson?
    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 10:37 AM (NFEMn)


    There's a wide chasm between hate and dislike.

    I can't think of any good reason why anyone would take offense to it.

    I can't stand hearing his voice. Whereas one of my favorite "singers" from back in the day was Paul Westerberg of The Replacements. One of the all-time greatest screamers.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:45 AM (cY3LT)

    209 205 That is excellent plan!

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 10:45 AM (7Am4g)

    210 She's still at it, and probably has enough of a following that she's
    making a good living doing what she does, but she's sorta my go-to
    example of how upside down the music industry is. Acts like Dixie
    Chicks were making tons of money, hand over fist, and people like
    Griffin have to scrape by, barely a blip on the public radar.

    I wonder if the DC's had any of their master tapes destroyed in that UMG fire that they lied about for 11 years? That really shows just how screwed up parts of the music industry was/is. It's art, and uniquely American art too, but they just treated it like it was a cassette tape that got jammed in the player. An awful lot of really good music was lost and people who are talking about it on YT are being throttled or demonetized.
    I think it's time to break up the tech monopolies. Bill Whittle has a good video about this here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bWfIikxqw0

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 10:46 AM (HaL55)

    211 because they're wholly unoriginal"

    Most aren't. They were "country lite", and modestly entertaining and easy to listen to...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 29, 2019 10:46 AM (6qErC)

    212 Jimmy Carter finally found a Soviet-backed election result he didn't want to rubber-stamp!
    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 29, 2019 10:40 AM (Ndje9)


    I saw his picture pop on on one of the crappy "local" news sites yesterday, and was so disappointed when it didn't have the word "Dead" in the headline.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:48 AM (cY3LT)

    213 According to a headline on the Michelle Malkin site things banned by Ravelry includes knitting with the words God is love.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 29, 2019 10:29 AM (JgA4k)


    So they are going full Soviet

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 29, 2019 10:48 AM (r6uft)

    214 Not sure why you'd find that Arizona gun club baffling. It was always our rule during camping trips that even one sip meant you were done shooting for the day: no exceptions.

    Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at June 29, 2019 10:48 AM (o7l6R)

    215 That little girl insisted we vote for Obama/Biden, even though Barry was putting children in Obamacages and Joe is a Klansman.

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 29, 2019 10:49 AM (Ndje9)

    216 I frequent a website devoted to music with STRICT rules forbidding political commentary. But I've noticed that if someone drops a comment with a vague--or even overt--anti-Trump ( or a pro-Left) message, it will stay there for days, weeks even. But if someone responds directly to that with a pro-Trump or anti-Left comment of their own, THAT message (and often -but not always--the original comment) is flagged and removed.
    In other words, it can be an anti-Trump orgy--until someone responds. THEN , it's political.

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 10:49 AM (NFEMn)

    217 Patty Griffin is awesome

    1000 Kisses
    Children Running Through

    - both really great albums

    also look for Nickel Creek

    Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 29, 2019 10:50 AM (Rarvo)

    218 In other words, it can be an anti-Trump orgy--until someone responds. THEN , it's political.

    ---

    Ah, I see you have been introduced to The Reddit Rule.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:51 AM (SYNdr)

    219 chopping a pork loin into doggy sized meals

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 10:51 AM (dm05u)

    220 mmm-chicken fried chicken biscuits and gravy.

    Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2019 10:51 AM (7LXZS)

    221 Heck, the odds are good that you're talking about a forum on Reddit.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:51 AM (SYNdr)

    222 At least one of their more popular songs was written by a woman named Patti Griffin. Helluva songwriter, and a top notch performer as well. The rare combination.

    She's still at it, and probably has enough of a following that she's making a good living doing what she does, but she's sorta my go-to example of how upside down the music industry is. Acts like Dixie Chicks were making tons of money, hand over fist, and people like Griffin have to scrape by, barely a blip on the public radar.
    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:38 AM (cY3LT)

    Trivia--Patti Griffin's been banging Robert Plant for the past decade or so.

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 10:52 AM (NFEMn)

    223 Other patterns...

    "Democrat 2020, because paying for free healthcare for the rest of the world is the right things to do"

    "Democrat 2020, because even misunderstood foreign rapists deserve food stamps"

    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 10:53 AM (PHotS)

    224 Dear Jimmy Carter,

    Thank you.



    Again.

    Posted by: Iran at June 29, 2019 10:53 AM (Wpxb8)

    225 In other words, it can be an anti-Trump orgy--until someone responds. THEN , it's political.

    ---

    Ah, I see you have been introduced to The Reddit Rule.
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:51 AM (SYNdr)

    To me, it's akin to Catholic School or the NFL--the one who RESPONDS , is the one flagged....or clocked in the head.

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 10:54 AM (NFEMn)

    226 I think it's time to break up the tech monopolies. Bill Whittle has a good video about this here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bWfIikxqw0
    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 10:46 AM (HaL55)


    Absolutely a test case for the survivability of America. Either we fix this, or we're a third world shithole.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:55 AM (cY3LT)

    227 Heck, the odds are good that you're talking about a forum on Reddit.
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:51 AM (SYNdr)

    It's not a Reddit site. It's actually a very good one.

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 10:55 AM (NFEMn)

    228 No one ran the dishwasher last night.... so I'm drinking cold brewed ice coffee this morning ...

    Posted by: lin-duh at June 29, 2019 10:56 AM (UUBmN)

    229 Bob Dylan, not all that. And that fuckin Einstein: all attitude.

    Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 29, 2019 10:56 AM (8ZmvG)

    230 vmom - you could activate your Ravelry account to cause trouble among the intersections.

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 10:56 AM (7Am4g)

    231 According to a headline on the Michelle Malkin site things banned by Ravelry includes knitting with the words God is love.


    So Che needlepoint is all that's left.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 29, 2019 10:56 AM (oVJmc)

    232 If everyone raises their hand in agreement, I'm thinking the Democrats and media don't know what the point of a debate is.

    Posted by: Common Sense at June 29, 2019 10:57 AM (Wpxb8)

    233 Start putting up needlepoints of suras from the Koran.


    See what they do.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 29, 2019 10:57 AM (oVJmc)

    234 "Democrat 2020, because six year old boys who want to wear dresses should be castrated"

    "Democrat 2020, because lesbians should be forced to have sex with transgenders"

    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 10:57 AM (PHotS)

    235 So Che needlepoint is all that's left.
    ----
    My husbands step sister did a needlepoint of "the one" a few years back....

    Posted by: lin-duh at June 29, 2019 10:58 AM (UUBmN)

    236 Re: Dixie Chicks and crappy music

    You know that troubadour that is singing in There's Something About Mary? That guy's name is Jonathan Richman. The drummer with him is named Tommy Larkins. They've been touring out of a white E250 van for two or three decades now, and if you keep your eyes open for them it's one of the best shows you'll ever see.

    He was the front man for a group called the Modern Lovers back in the 70s and 80s, and if you've ever seen Repo Man they're the ones that did the Pablo Picasso song.

    Some of the best songs and lyrics you'll ever hear, and playing to groups of 100 people at a time and each show is one of the best, most fun, and most entertaining shows you'll ever see. And he and Tommy will arrive in an E250 that they drive from show to show.

    See also: Man or Astroman

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:58 AM (SYNdr)

    237 230 vmom - you could activate your Ravelry account to cause trouble among the intersections.
    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 20

    yeah, Dave in Fla has some interesting suggestions LOL

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 10:58 AM (dm05u)

    238 so I'm drinking cold brewed ice coffee this morning ...
    Posted by: lin-duh at June 29, 2019 10:56 AM

    Um...is there a different kind of iced coffee?

    Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2019 10:58 AM (o0jk5)

    239 182 According to a headline on the Michelle Malkin site things banned by Ravelry includes knitting with the words God is love.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 29, 2019 10:29 AM (JgA4k)----------------"God is Love" was knitted in rainbow colors, so that may have been a sin in the eyes of the perpetually offended. The woman has an Etsy store that sells pro-Trump knitting patterns. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Etsy shuts her down.

    Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 29, 2019 11:00 AM (XXNQ+)

    240 Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 10:38 AM (cY3LT)

    Trivia--Patti Griffin's been banging Robert Plant for the past decade or so.
    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 10:52 AM (NFEMn)


    F'n Robert Plant... the man has had more than his share already.

    Patti is not exactly a ravishing beauty, but she looks like she's be a firecracker in the sack.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:01 AM (cY3LT)

    241 too much werk though - I've been so low energy lately

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 11:01 AM (dm05u)

    242 You know that troubadour that is singing in There's Something About Mary? That guy's name is Jonathan Richman. The drummer with him is named Tommy Larkins. They've been touring out of a white E250 van for two or three decades now, and if you keep your eyes open for them it's one of the best shows you'll ever see.


    MORON ROBBIE! Jonathan!!!

    Love him SO MUCH. his shows are FANTASTIC

    Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 29, 2019 11:01 AM (Rarvo)

    243 Well, there is coffee you brew with hot water that you pour over ice and there is coffee that you brew in cold water by steeping it for 24 hours then using...

    Posted by: lin-duh at June 29, 2019 11:02 AM (UUBmN)

    244 Dylan has an annoying voice, but is a great poet.

    It's just... he's not cool enough for me to get over the voice. I like him well enough, but I don't love Dylan like some people.

    For me, my guy is Geddy Lee. Annoying voice, but an amazing bassist, and Neil Peart's lyrics are the shit.

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2019 11:02 AM (5aX2M)

    245 But the PC Leadership was actually very happy, because they've decided that a dying church where they have absolute control is much, much, better than a living, growing church that might not do everything they want.

    "Here at least
    we shall be free; the Almighty hath not built
    Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
    Here we may reign secure, and in my choice
    to reign is worth ambition though in Hell"

    Posted by: Stan at June 29, 2019 11:03 AM (ykYG2)

    246 F'n Robert Plant... the man has had more than his share already.

    Patti is not exactly a ravishing beauty, but she looks like she's be a firecracker in the sack.
    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:01 AM (cY3LT)

    It's good to be a Blonde Rock God.

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 11:04 AM (NFEMn)

    247 "Democrat 2020, because the homeless should be moved into your house, hater"

    "Democrat 2020, because we all know America sucks"

    "Democrat 2020, because your mythical Sky Man is just made up bullshit"

    "Democrat 2020, because you have more money than you need"

    "Democrat 2020, because nothing shows a mother's love like an abortion"

    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 11:04 AM (PHotS)

    248 you put your coffee maker in the dishwasher?

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 11:06 AM (dm05u)

    249 For me, my guy is Geddy Lee. Annoying voice, but an amazing bassist, and Neil Peart's lyrics are the shit.
    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2019 11:02 AM (5aX2M)

    No doubt Geddy Lee is a great bassist--everyone in progressive rock is a first rate musician. But that voice!

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 11:06 AM (NFEMn)

    250 See also: Man or Astroman
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:58 AM (SYNdr)


    Yes, do this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km-dh7IBgYo

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 11:06 AM (t+qrx)

    251 Love him SO MUCH. his shows are FANTASTIC

    -

    Try to catch a valentine's day date if you ever can. I've been lucky enough to see two, and I'm convinced those performances are worth an overnight stay. Possibly even a flight and hotel.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:08 AM (Lwfjs)

    252 Re: Dixie Chicks and crappy music

    You know that troubadour that is singing in There's Something About Mary? That guy's name is Jonathan Richman. The drummer with him is named Tommy Larkins. They've been touring out of a white E250 van for two or three decades now, and if you keep your eyes open for them it's one of the best shows you'll ever see.

    He was the front man for a group called the Modern Lovers back in the 70s and 80s, and if you've ever seen Repo Man they're the ones that did the Pablo Picasso song.

    Some of the best songs and lyrics you'll ever hear, and playing to groups of 100 people at a time and each show is one of the best, most fun, and most entertaining shows you'll ever see. And he and Tommy will arrive in an E250 that they drive from show to show.

    See also: Man or Astroman
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:58 AM (SYNdr)


    Jonathan Richman has had a spotty career, in that lots of his solo work is unlistenable, but some of it is wonderful and strange. Modern Lovers were a coming together than seems like it doesn't belong on this planet, it's so damned perfect.

    Recorded in '71 and '72, released in '76, and truly sounds timeless. Actually sounds "retro" in some ways that are a paradox.

    Way before my time, but... bringing this back to the original point, Richman isn't exactly Pavarotti, but I'd listen to his voice over Dylan's every day.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:08 AM (cY3LT)

    253 You know that troubadour that is singing in There's Something About Mary? That guy's name is Jonathan Richman. The drummer with him is named Tommy Larkins. They've been touring out of a white E250 van for two or three decades now, and if you keep your eyes open for them it's one of the best shows you'll ever see.

    He was the front man for a group called the Modern Lovers back in the 70s and 80s, and if you've ever seen Repo Man they're the ones that did the Pablo Picasso song.

    Some of the best songs and lyrics you'll ever hear, and playing to groups of 100 people at a time and each show is one of the best, most fun, and most entertaining shows you'll ever see. And he and Tommy will arrive in an E250 that they drive from show to show.

    See also: Man or Astroman
    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 10:58 AM (SYNdr)

    You know who's still putting out great music?
    Nick Lowe

    Posted by: JoeF. at June 29, 2019 11:08 AM (NFEMn)

    254 OK, success. The Ready Refresh driver showed up and went to the side door where I left my empty bottles. That's good.

    I went out and talked to him anyway, to tell him about the ever-changing delivery dates. He said there have been problems absorbing the previous company's customers, and they're rearranging the schedule to get everyone on the same page. I'm not sure how much I believe that, but at least I didn't have to wait on hold for 45 minutes to mention it.

    Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2019 11:09 AM (sdi6R)

    255
    Why do breakfast places have such wimpy coffee?

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2019 11:09 AM (Ms4aF)

    256 Ok so, question - whose "Lay, Lady, Lay" is the best rendition (there are so many)? I've narrowed it down to Bob Dylan and Isaac Hayes.

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2019 11:10 AM (5aX2M)

    257 I'm not sure how much I believe that, but at least I didn't have to wait on hold for 45 minutes to mention it.
    Posted by: rickl at June 29, 2019 11:09 AM (sdi6R)

    yes, sometimes we appreciate the plausible excuse - at least they're making the effort to keep you

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 11:11 AM (dm05u)

    258 I guess a simple test would be to see if they would ban...

    "Abortion is Love"

    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (PHotS)

    259 255
    Why do breakfast places have such wimpy coffee?

    ------

    Because old folks sit there for ten hours drinking it and they don't want to be all cranked like Beto.

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (5aX2M)

    260 "Trans Abortion Rights!"

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (dm05u)

    261 I used to knit and it never occurred to me to knit anything political. Still wouldn't. Someone in my fam put a sweater on a 9 month old kid, it had a commie donkey on it. What happened to fire trucks and baseballs?

    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (7Am4g)

    262 Yes, do this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km-dh7IBgYo
    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 11:06 AM (t+qrx)

    -

    I was college aged and in Alabama when they started up and probably saw them a dozen times. I was also lucky enough to catch the Clone Tours where they sent other bands out to perform as them.

    They were so great.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (Lwfjs)

    263 What happened to fire trucks and baseballs?
    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (7Am4g)

    patriarchy presuming gender!!!!

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 11:13 AM (dm05u)

    264 The best part of Reason: Remy, on the Dem debates. Heh.

    Morning all!

    Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2019 11:14 AM (bDqIh)

    265 Link:
    https://reason.com/video/remy-democratic-

    debate-the-rap/

    Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2019 11:14 AM (bDqIh)

    266 >>He was the front man for a group called the Modern Lovers back in the 70s and 80s, and if you've ever seen Repo Man they're the ones that did the Pablo Picasso song.

    Roadrunner.

    Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2019 11:14 AM (PxX58)

    267 They were so great.
    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (Lwfjs)


    I think they released more hours of recordings during the 1990s than there were actual hours of time in the whole decade.

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 11:15 AM (t+qrx)

    268 Usually I'm not wild about remakes, but "All Along the Watchtower" is a good exception.

    Dylan's original version is just bad.
    Jimmie Hendrix' version is iconic.
    Bear McCreary's version is the best of all!

    Dave Mason!!

    Posted by: free tibet at June 29, 2019 11:15 AM (asM0l)

    269 Jonathan Richman's live monologue about Bermuda is one of the greatest things you'll ever listen to:

    https://youtu.be/t_SYDA-jVPg

    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:15 AM (Lwfjs)

    270 >>He was the front man for a group called the Modern Lovers back in the 70s and 80s, and if you've ever seen Repo Man they're the ones that did the Pablo Picasso song.
    --------------------------
    Roadrunner.
    Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2019 11:14 AM (PxX5


    Coyote!

    Coyote was never called an asshole.....

    Not in New York.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:15 AM (cY3LT)

    271
    Sorry, sitting around for ten hours (or just lingering) is just plain rude. Like going to Starbucks to use their Wifi and not ordering anything.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2019 11:16 AM (Ms4aF)

    272 I'm currently trying out the Dissenter browser. Its by the same guys who set up Gab, and they released a browser that supposedly isolates you from all the usual online mega powers as much as you can online. It runs fairly well, so far. Pretty much like Chrome.

    If you want to take a look, here is the link

    https://dissenter.com/download

    Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 29, 2019 11:16 AM (39g3+)

    273 Thanks for dissemter. I'll have a look.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:17 AM (Lwfjs)

    274 how does dissenter compare to brave?

    Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 29, 2019 11:18 AM (dm05u)

    275 Oh, he says "sh*t" in that Bermuda link. Just so you know.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:19 AM (Lwfjs)

    276 I'll grab a copy of Dissenter.

    But how sad is it that Americans need a samizdat browser?

    Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 29, 2019 11:19 AM (5aX2M)

    277 Good morning!

    Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 29, 2019 11:19 AM (u82oZ)

    278 Ok so, question - whose "Lay, Lady, Lay" is the best rendition (there are so many)? I've narrowed it down to Bob Dylan and Isaac Hayes.

    I'm fond of the Buddy Guy version.

    Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 29, 2019 11:20 AM (39g3+)

    279 how does dissenter compare to brave?

    It loads faster for me, but it is new so there aren't the addons available for it yet

    Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 29, 2019 11:21 AM (39g3+)

    280 Was up late last night working on my startup's lab workshop design.

    And now I have to get ready to drive my County Commissioner in a small town parade.

    Population 163. Now that's rural.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 29, 2019 11:23 AM (u82oZ)

    281 Modern Lovers' "Old World":

    https://tinyurl.com/y5yyst6j

    Such a wonderful commentary on the times in which it was recorded. Innocent and kind and as sharp a statement on the world at that time as anything the strident lefties were doing.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:23 AM (cY3LT)

    282 He was the front man for a group called the Modern Lovers back in the 70s and 80s, and if you've ever seen Repo Man they're the ones that did the Pablo Picasso song.

    Richman and the Modern Lovers did the original recording. The Burning Sensations did the recording for Repo Man,,,

    Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 29, 2019 11:23 AM (7s3Gx)

    283 Jonathan Richman has had a spotty career, in that lots of his solo work is unlistenable, but some of it is wonderful and strange. Modern Lovers were a coming together than seems like it doesn't belong on this planet, it's so damned perfect.

    Recorded in '71 and '72, released in '76, and truly sounds timeless. Actually sounds "retro" in some ways that are a paradox.

    Way before my time, but... bringing this back to the original point, Richman isn't exactly Pavarotti, but I'd listen to his voice over Dylan's every day.
    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:08 AM (cY3LT)



    Saw JR back in the day.

    When his concerts might include this thoroughly charming song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Z6WBo_auc


    As well as this one, which your enjoyment of will totally depend on your tolerance for twee. However, your young children will lo-o-o-o-o-o-ove it:

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


    And he really did sneak into town. I didn't know he was still touring, but damned if he wasn't in town a few months ago.

    I would've gone, had I known.


    His recent stuff is often in Spanish and concerns more adult themes.

    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 11:26 AM (Uu+qG)

    284 I just went to Google play. Seems that they want to to know anal sex between men is crucial for programs you are looking for and has been for decades.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:26 AM (Lwfjs)

    285 Have a blessed day everyone.

    May your fellow drivers not be texting or watching cat videos on the road. And stay away from that guy playing a trombone at traffic lights.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 29, 2019 11:27 AM (u82oZ)

    286 >I used to knit and it never occurred to me to knit anything political.
    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (7Am4g)

    I saw something a few days ago from the NYT (I think) that said knitting has always been political.

    Outside of knitting campaigns for socks and caps for soldiers in both world wars and the crocheted or knit poppies for last November's Remembrance Day, I can't think of anything that would remotely be considered political about knitting.

    "Ooh, those are awesome socks, I gotta knit me some" is my only motivation.

    Posted by: all doubt removed at June 29, 2019 11:27 AM (S2eH9)

    287 Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:08 AM (cY3LT)


    Saw JR back in the day.

    When his concerts might include this thoroughly charming song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Z6WBo_auc


    As well as this one, which your enjoyment of will totally depend on your tolerance for twee. However, your young children will lo-o-o-o-o-o-ove it:

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


    And he really did sneak into town. I didn't know he was still touring, but damned if he wasn't in town a few months ago.

    I would've gone, had I known.


    His recent stuff is often in Spanish and concerns more adult themes.
    Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2019 11:26 AM (Uu+qG)


    I'll give 'em a listen in a bit. Got Road Runner blasting right now... can't stop in the middle of that.

    Good gracious, there aren't more than a handful of greater songs ever recorded in the history of ever.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:28 AM (cY3LT)

    288 Richman has some great kid-related songs. Not Yet Three and Roller Coaster by the Sea come to mind as two really charming examples.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie, the Return of Moron Robbie, now in theaters at June 29, 2019 11:29 AM (Lwfjs)

    289 With respect to the gull problem, a shotgun would attract too much attention and also be overkill.
    I would recommend a pump-up air rifle combined with the ability to keep your mouth shut.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 29, 2019 11:30 AM (JUUk1)

    290 Just the pot, lid, filter basket go into the dishwasher and I was too lazy to wash them by hand and grind the beans so ice coffee it is. No biggie!

    Posted by: lin-duh at June 29, 2019 11:30 AM (UUBmN)

    291 Dave Mason!!
    Posted by: free tibet at June 29, 2019 11:15 AM (asM0l)

    Dave Mason also wrote Feelin' Alright. But, Joe Cocker owned that song with his rendition. A lot of people have tried that song. Grand Funk, Stephen Stills, and others, but Cocker did the definitive version. Cocker is also the only person I've heard that did a better version of a Beatles song than the Beatles.

    Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 29, 2019 11:30 AM (m79Dg)

    292 >I used to knit and it never occurred to me to knit anything political.
    Posted by: kallisto at June 29, 2019 11:12 AM (7Am4g)

    I saw something a few days ago from the NYT (I think) that said knitting has always been political.
    Posted by: all doubt removed at June 29, 2019 11:27 AM (S2eH9)


    No idea what they're talking about.

    Posted by: Mme Defarge at June 29, 2019 11:31 AM (t+qrx)

    293 I have a solo Dave Mason album and its good stuff. Its not great, but its enjoyable.

    Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 29, 2019 11:31 AM (39g3+)

    294 How many of the horde live in Idaho or Wyoming?

    Posted by: lin-duh at June 29, 2019 11:32 AM (UUBmN)

    295 If I sold thousands of books a month and my family was gone I would live in Wyoming. Its run really well and there are so few people its basically ignored by the rest of the nation. Plus, its very beautiful there.

    Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 29, 2019 11:34 AM (39g3+)

    296 > Outside of knitting campaigns for socks and caps for soldiers in both
    world wars and the crocheted or knit poppies for last November's
    Remembrance Day, I can't think of anything that would remotely be
    considered political about knitting.

    They're probably imagining the tricoteuses from the Reign of Terror, knitting beside the guillotine.




    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 29, 2019 11:34 AM (JUUk1)

    297 Well I have Dissenter up and running. We will see how it goes. I had been using Iron, so it's not a big switch.

    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 11:35 AM (PHotS)

    298 The times I've been to WY it has been windy as all get out.

    Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2019 11:35 AM (geJF8)

    299 285 Have a blessed day everyone.

    May your fellow drivers not be texting or watching cat videos on the road. And stay away from that guy playing a trombone at traffic lights.
    Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 29, 2019 11:27 AM (u82oZ)

    Carl Hiassen has a book open with a gal shaving her beaver driving down A1A. Claims it was something he actually saw.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:36 AM (JFO2v)

    300 271
    Sorry, sitting around for ten hours (or just lingering) is just plain rude. Like going to Starbucks to use their Wifi and not ordering anything.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2019 11:16 AM (Ms4aF)

    I go for a clean place to shoot up and take a dump.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:38 AM (JFO2v)

    301 Dave Mason also wrote Feelin' Alright. But, Joe Cocker owned that song
    with his rendition. A lot of people have tried that song. Grand Funk,
    Stephen Stills, and others, but Cocker did the definitive version.
    Cocker is also the only person I've heard that did a better version of a
    Beatles song than the Beatles.


    It's tough to do a really good cover version of most pop songs. But yeah, JC's version of that was teh shiznit. He was a monster at making someone else's song his own.


    Funny how blues and jazz is composed of almost as many covers as originals. And they're all pretty good if you enjoy those genres. The campus jazz station down here has about 5 different versions of Night in Tunisia in their rotation currently.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 11:38 AM (HaL55)

    302 Carl Hiassen has a book open with a gal shaving her beaver driving down A1A. Claims it was something he actually saw.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:36 AM (JFO2v)

    Weird. Beavers aren't native to Florida. And they can't drive, either.

    Posted by: Insomniac at June 29, 2019 11:39 AM (ywNoU)

    303 How many of the horde live in Idaho or Wyoming?
    Posted by: lin-duh at June 29, 2019 11:32 AM (UUBmN)


    I would be in Wyoming right now, but made the decision not to go, having nothing to do with Wyoming. All the things others complain about, it's what attracted me in the first place.

    Wide open spaces. Cold, stark beauty. Great expanses of nothingness, punctuated with gorgeous not-of-this-world mountain ranges.

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:39 AM (cY3LT)

    304 Basically, Disssenter is creating a parallel comment stream associated with any URL. It doesn't crack you into the 'official' one.


    But, if enough people were to start using it, the 'official' one could dwindle.

    It's segregation between the SJW-approved and the Outcasts, but it is a way to maintain the networking of the Right over the heads of the censors.

    Until they start checking to see that you have the app installed and if you do they block your access. Still, it's a workaround.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 29, 2019 11:39 AM (oVJmc)

    305 I saw something a few days ago from the NYT (I think) that said knitting has always been political.

    --

    Yep, all those little old ladies sitting around alleviating boredom by making something useful were doing it to fight the patriarchy.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 11:40 AM (SYNdr)

    306 Disssenter is creating a parallel comment stream associated with any URL. It doesn't crack you into the 'official' one.

    And they have just released a stand alone browser to compete with Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc

    Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 29, 2019 11:41 AM (39g3+)

    307 247 "Democrat 2020, because the homeless should be moved into your house, hater"

    "Democrat 2020, because we all know America sucks"

    "Democrat 2020, because your mythical Sky Man is just made up bullshit"

    "Democrat 2020, because you have more money than you need"

    "Democrat 2020, because nothing shows a mother's love like an abortion"
    Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2019 11:04 AM (PHotS)

    "Democrat 2020, because nothing is better than and illegal alien, NADA"

    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:41 AM (JFO2v)

    308 Sorry, sitting around for ten hours (or just lingering) is just plain rude. Like going to Starbucks to use their Wifi and not ordering anything.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2019 11:16 AM (Ms4aF)

    I go for a clean place to shoot up and take a dump.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:38 AM (JFO2v)


    Well that's just good sense. Who wants to end a couple days of sweating and constipation (and/or diarrhea) by going to some place full of dirty needles?

    Posted by: BurtTC at June 29, 2019 11:42 AM (cY3LT)

    309
    No doubt Geddy Lee is a great bassist--everyone in progressive rock is a first rate musician. But that voice!
    Posted by: JoeF.


    It's better than it used to be.

    Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 29, 2019 11:42 AM (aKsyK)

    310 ''Ok so, question - whose "Lay, Lady, Lay" is the best rendition (there are so many)? I've narrowed it down to Bob Dylan and Isaac Hayes. ''

    Bob Dylan most definitely

    Posted by: Tuna at June 29, 2019 11:43 AM (jm1YL)

    311 Nood baboons

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at June 29, 2019 11:43 AM (SYNdr)

    312 Carl Hiassen has a book open with a gal shaving her beaver driving down A1A. Claims it was something he actually saw.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:36 AM (JFO2v)

    Weird. Beavers aren't native to Florida. And they can't drive, either.
    Posted by: Insomniac at June 29, 2019 11:39 AM (ywNoU)


    Maybe it was a nutria.

    Posted by: hogmartin at June 29, 2019 11:43 AM (t+qrx)

    313 "Democrat 2020, because the homeless should be moved into your house, hater"

    "Democrat 2020, because we all know America sucks"

    "Democrat 2020, because your mythical Sky Man is just made up bullshit"

    "Democrat 2020, because you have more money than you need"

    "Democrat 2020, because nothing shows a mother's love like an abortion"

    "Democrat 2020, because nothing is better than and illegal alien, NADA"

    ***

    "Democrat 2020, because all men are rapists unless they claim to be a woman, then they're totally safe in your daughter's locker room"

    "Democrat 2020, because tobacco is the worst evil ever, but weed should be mandatory."

    "Democrat 2020, because racism is the worst evil ever, but whitey is a monster we should all hate"

    Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 29, 2019 11:44 AM (39g3+)

    314 302 Carl Hiassen has a book open with a gal shaving her beaver driving down A1A. Claims it was something he actually saw.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:36 AM (JFO2v)

    Weird. Beavers aren't native to Florida. And they can't drive, either.
    Posted by: Insomniac at June 29, 2019 11:39 AM (ywNoU)

    The lady was driving the beav just getting a trim.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2019 11:44 AM (JFO2v)

    315 Funny how blues and jazz is composed of almost as many covers as originals. And they're all pretty good if you enjoy those genres. The campus jazz station down here has about 5 different versions of Night in Tunisia in their rotation currently.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 11:38 AM (HaL55)
    -----------

    Many of the be-bop songs used the chord structures of old standards. They would cut out the lyrics and melody lines and put their in their own but the structure and chords would be from the original.

    Posted by: Be Bop Forever at June 29, 2019 11:48 AM (15YFN)

    316 OK, B'Gal's up, gotta help her achieve functionality.

    Y'all try to behave.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 29, 2019 11:58 AM (HaL55)

    317 And now I have to get ready to drive my County Commissioner in a small town parade.



    Population 163. Now that's rural.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 29, 2019 11:23 AM (u82oZ)

    281
    Modern Lovers' "Old World":

    +++
    LOL. Sounds like you'd have to round-up all the cats and dogs and livestock and stick them on the sidewalks so you would have some sort of audience.

    Posted by: washrivergal at June 29, 2019 12:04 PM (9+jnX)

    318 Trump surrendered to China
    Again

    Posted by: Kurt at June 29, 2019 12:05 PM (i7Geg)

    319 Last!

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 29, 2019 12:06 PM (ykYG2)

    320 Just finished my fourth cup of coffee with heavy cream.Almost as good as ....

    Posted by: Red at June 29, 2019 02:25 PM (nO7IA)

    321 A little whiskey in that coffee goes a long way to smoothing things out, Snoopy.

    Posted by: TheHoser at June 29, 2019 02:29 PM (IDjUx)

    322 tablet sign in

    Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2019 04:51 PM (Dh1wo)

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