Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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Make mine a double!

Crazy week here at Misanthropic Acres. Hope yours was productive. Let's take a peek at a few items that didn't get their fair share of attention here at the AoSHQ. Because we all know, life isn't fair.

  • Ugh, the English language continues to be assaulted by douchebags. H/T Bitter Clinger

  • No shoes, no shirt, no manners, no service.

  • Til death do you part.

  • Maybe spiders aren't so bad after all.

  • Dude!

  • If you know recognize this Florida man.

  • Shit or get off the pot.

  • Oh yeah, like it tastes like the real thing.

  • Does this cocaine make my hair look big?

  • No mention of how much alcohol had been consumed.

  • Just spitballin' here, this may be why there are revolutions.

  • That's quite the Ooops!

  • Too early in the morning to talk politics? I have my thoughts and they aren't popular.

  • Area 51 is just the tip of the iceberg.


    Feel free to comment on these stories or something else in this open thread. The 'ettes don't have cooties. The hallway isn't designed for racing with sharp objects in your hands. And lastly have a great weekend!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




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    1 SCREAM AND --


    No. Too early for that. Good morning, all.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:32 AM (DHNlU)

    2 I see coffee but no nudity. I am disappointed. Or perhaps relieved.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 08:33 AM (NWiLs)

    3 Buenos Dios, Amigos!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:34 AM (GaOgf)

    4 Florida man is neither me nor anyone I know. I fear that my luck will eventually run out.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 08:34 AM (NWiLs)

    5 Fiftieth anniversary of the Moon landing!

    I was off from school that summer (the summer of True Grit and Hurricane Camille), and watched the telecast. I remember being rather disappointed in the quality of the transmission from Luna; I guess I expected it to look like 2001 or Star Trek.

    I remember Esquire riffed on it beforehand, suggesting that Armstrong would mumble something like, "Well, uh, let's see now. . . ."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (DHNlU)

    6 Do I want to click on "Shit or Gt Off the Pot"?

    Is it safe, MisHum, or are you punishing us (again)?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (kQs4Y)

    7 British Foreign Secretary to Iran: "You're in big trouble. Now go to your room. "

    Sad that Britain is now a military paper tiger.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (VkWRL)

    8 Neil Armstrong was pretty low-key, but here he is cutting up on the Bob Hope tours:

    https://twitter.com/polishpatriottm/status/1035839892637536256?lang=bg

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (kQs4Y)

    9 6 Do I want to click on "Shit or Gt Off the Pot"?

    Is it safe, MisHum, or are you punishing us (again)?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (kQs4Y)


    Safe, trust me. I'm a Cob

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (aA3+G)

    10 British Foreign Secretary to Iran: "You're in big trouble. Now go to your room. "

    Oddly enough, barely a whisper about that on the network newz...

    Huh. Wonder why?

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (6qErC)

    11 They stole my boat and my coffee this is Titanic.

    Posted by: saf at July 20, 2019 08:39 AM (5IHGB)

    12 Okay, that was underwhelming. The true test is completing "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire" while at the jakes.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:39 AM (kQs4Y)

    13 Apollo 11.... been watching Bill Whittle's 4 part UTube series.

    I do remember watching the landing and moonwalk IRL. Fuzzy black and white pictures. Was teh cool.

    Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 20, 2019 08:39 AM (3H9h1)

    14 Wouldn't the guys legs need to be amputated after that much time on a toilet seat?

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:40 AM (GaOgf)

    15 Florida Man.

    He's like a super hero, only not.

    Maybe Marvel can do a crappy movie about his exploits.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 08:40 AM (Z+IKu)

    16 10:Who knows, seems almost as if it was expected. False "seizing" in order to ship nuclear supplies followed by spectacularly brilliant diplomacy that shows the world the way?

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 08:41 AM (U7k5w)

    17 Ahh... first link goes to 404...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 08:42 AM (6qErC)

    18 I read the Sun article on Area 51 and other sites. It's just a bunch of speculation and "maybe facts" pulled out of someone's ass. Most people know, for example. that Diego Garcia is a special training ground for young Ensigns who just had their third and last talk with the skipper about career longevity.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (C1Lsn)

    19 Tom Steyer the billionaire self identifies as middle class

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (JFO2v)

    20 "Trust me."

    Now why did I just envision that on a t-shirt.
    With trust at the top, me at the bottom,,, and a big ol' cobra in striking pose right in the middle.

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (27q/y)

    21 Safe, trust me. I'm a Cob
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (aA3+G)


    At least there's no Yoko. It could always be worse!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:45 AM (GaOgf)

    22 I noticed the BJ line had all the stickers!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:46 AM (JFO2v)

    23
    The duck-lipped airliner dustup minx looks crazy.

    You know the rule ...

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 08:46 AM (jGqoT)

    24 Coffee looks weak....

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM (UUBmN)

    25 The Mark Dice/Brian Stelter video posted in the sidebar is pretty great.

    Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM (VRC88)

    26 Finding God at the Starbucks :


    I know we all roll our eyes at the" wokeness" of Starbucks, and some people feel it's practically a moral obligation to never buy anything from them, but I don't that (feel I can never patronize them, I mean) I don't go there a lot but today I did So today spouse and I after weeding at the church before it got incredibly hot and humid-although we were still sweating at 7;00- went to get a coffee there. There was a woman reading the Book of Revelation and I had a nice chat with her. She has the same first name as my sister and goes to a Baptist church which I used to pass everyday on my way to seminary . I gave her a copy of the "Upper Room" the devotions from which I often post from on here. Last time I tried to hand this out someone wearing a cross she said , You people (without asking me what denomination I was) don't believe in the "cardinal doctrines". I guess she thought I was some weird sect or a Jehovah's Witness.

    There was also a man with a huge rather well done tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his forearm. I don't think I've ever seen that tattoo on someone before. I didn't speak to him but I thought that was nice, and meeting someone from near my seminary, a person who was reading the bible was what I call a "God incident". Everyday we can see glimpses of God if we keep our minds and hearts open to that.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM (+0VWg)

    27 I'm out in the 'burbs this AM to get my hair cut, but I have an hour to kill. I could drive over to Target, but then I have to come back to that same mall later because another store I want to hit doesn't open until the God-awful hour of 9AM.

    I'm driving my rental, a bright blue Hyundai Elantra which is a better roller skate than I thought it would be. With any luck, my '15 BMW will be ready after its water damage repair at the dealer by Tuesday. And I've taken a week's vacation, so afternoon naps are more than possible, they are required.

    I'm sitting at a Panera, and two old prospectors * are sitting two tables away discussing their aches and pains. The organ recital: "Oh, my kidneys . . . oh, my gall bladder . . ."

    * Full disclosure: I'm about the same age as they are.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:50 AM (DHNlU)

    28 Trump tweets yesterday about talking to Kanye West about helping his friend ASAP somebody or other, who sounds like they're incarcerated in Sweden? It's gotten more <3's than I've ever seen on a Trump tweet: 598k. Who the heck is ASAP Rocky??

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at July 20, 2019 08:50 AM (JoUsr)

    29 The URL for the manhole story has a 404 error going on.

    Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (/+bwe)

    30 I have driven by Area 25 and my wife claims she saw a space shuttle but not like the one by our house here in Houston.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (JFO2v)

    31 21 Safe, trust me. I'm a Cob
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (aA3+G)


    At least there's no Yoko. It could always be worse!
    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:45 AM (GaOgf)

    See, I'm a nice guy, but dont tell others it can be our little secret

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (aA3+G)

    32 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 08:52 AM (MVjcR)

    33 8 Neil Armstrong was pretty low-key, but here he is cutting up on the Bob Hope tours:

    https://twitter.com/polishpatriottm/status/1035839892637536256?lang=bg
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (kQs4Y)

    Oh, my; that is so wonderful. I hope that gets posted on the main page.

    Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 08:52 AM (VRC88)

    34 23
    The duck-lipped airliner dustup minx looks crazy.

    You know the rule ...
    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 08:46 AM (jGqoT)

    do not slap your nuts against fuckn nutz

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:52 AM (JFO2v)

    35 the "til death do you part" story - that guy should be in jail

    Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 08:54 AM (dm05u)

    36 US secret bases - I lived right near DARPA for years, didn't even know it until it was mentioned in a novel I read. Oh, THAT's why there's so much security around that generic-yet-obviously fortified bland office building!

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 08:54 AM (bDqIh)

    37 Miss Linda came up with me to my work on Thursday so she could ride the shuttle over to the zoo. She wanted to see the new lions. She suggested I could come over on my lunch hour. I said, "Too hot."

    She put on sunscreen, brought water, and wore a floppy wide-brimmed straw hat. And when she got back, even she agreed, "Too hot."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:54 AM (DHNlU)

    38 Everyday we can see glimpses of God if we keep our minds and hearts open to that.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM

    And sometimes Jesus drops it practically in our laps because we're blind, as happened two weekends ago to me!

    Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2019 08:55 AM (/+bwe)

    39 See, I'm a nice guy, but dont tell others it can be our little secret
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (aA3+G)

    I have always suspected as much!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:56 AM (GaOgf)

    40 Moon landing, 1969.

    Watched at neighbors house. Baseball/bowling buddy.

    Life, for this 14 yo was all baseball, fishing, music and girls.

    Right in the middle of the greatest decade for diverse styles of music and the greatest collection of American Steel.

    As a side note, if you put True North American Steel in the utube search you might just find one more example of that horrible music being written nowadays.

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 08:56 AM (27q/y)

    41
    Tom Steyer the billionaire self identifies as middle class

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (JFO2v)


    He ought to identify as Lunatic-American. He's a loon

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:56 AM (MZSrL)

    42 I was just a lass when the moon landing occurred. It was really cool, still is actually. It is good to be an American.

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (GaOgf)

    43 My week started off with not knowing if I had a job after *next* week. My company lost a contract bid to continue our existing US Navy support, and we hadn't heard anything from anyone whether or not it would be protested or not. I was starting to freak out.

    Wednesday I got the offer letter from the new company, with a nice ($15K) raise. This was part of rebidding the contract since we took HUGE cuts ($20K for me) a year and a half ago and lots of people left. I'm not back to where I was, but this is good enough.

    Yesterday I got all the HR paperwork and am filling it out now.

    I need a beer.

    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    44 Another Armstrong story: My mother picked up a color print of the younger Armstrong after reading about him, and kept it for years. The kicker is that she bought it several years before Apollo 11. She said, "He's part of the space program. I'll bet he'll be the first man on the moon."

    What gets me is how she knew.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (DHNlU)

    45 Crazy week here at Misanthropic Acres.
    ________

    Oh, person, FireHorse Stables was nuts! I'm just glad it's the weekend. Working for the person is exhausting. Glad I can relax and watch retrospectives about landing the first person on the --

    -- hey, wait a minute -- perSON???

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 08:58 AM (ta49A)

    46
    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)


    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:58 AM (GaOgf)

    47 First link hopefully working now.
    Thanks.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:59 AM (aA3+G)

    48 Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2019 08:55 AM (/+bwe)

    Yes indeed. What happened two weeks ago to you? if you care to share. I like to hear the stories of "God incidences".

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:00 AM (+0VWg)

    49 My dad, a retired Naval Aviator, made sure I was in front of the TV for all of the Apollo milestones. Sure do miss him.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:00 AM (MVjcR)

    50 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    That is good news.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (aA3+G)

    51 >>Trump tweets yesterday about talking to Kanye West about helping his friend ASAP somebody or other, who sounds like they're incarcerated in Sweden? It's gotten more

    Apparently some hiphop guy.
    He was in Sweden and got attacked, defended himself and was thrown in jail.

    Here's more (remove spaces in link):



    https://twitter.com/culttture/status/

    1152365422894866437

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (bDqIh)

    52 Like I said elsewhere, I hope the Bronie Brigade invades Area 51: I want to see Groom Lake look like the Sahara after El Alamein ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (3JbJY)

    53 "That's one small step for A man..."

    Just wanted to set that record straight.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (wB3g3)

    54 I've got some questions about the 9/11 fund also, MisHum.

    Couple of things...

    Of cours, some volunteers may not have had good insurance coverage, but FDNY and NYPD both have excellent health benefits, so what is the money for? Is more $ needed for treatment or is it just a life insurance type of thing?

    Also, what exactly is it from 9/11 that is killing them? I have asked this of several friends who were "on the job" and all I get back is some variation of, "all kinds of cancer."

    I hate to say it, but cancer gets a lot of us. Are they getting mesothelioma from asbestos? What is it?

    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:02 AM (NtglE)

    55 Neil Armstrong, master of the ad lib --

    When he landed the Eagle, he reported from "Tranquility Base" which wasn't in the script -- just something he came up with. The folks Mission Control were confused for a few seconds, then they got it. Of course! Tranquility Base!!

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 09:02 AM (ta49A)

    56 this is almost 15 years old and real about today

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=260

    example:

    All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the Wests history of racism and colonialism.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (JFO2v)

    57 If you had a time machine, and you went back to, say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they 'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."


    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)

    58
    You people (without asking me what denomination I was) don't believe in the "cardinal doctrines".


    "Why, I am perfectly conversant with the writings of Dizzy Dean, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial and Bob Uecker!" was the proper rejoinder.

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 09:04 AM (jGqoT)

    59 Good morning all.

    Posted by: Muad'dib at July 20, 2019 09:04 AM (UU59y)

    60 Lizzy, relating to DARPA.

    Created this thing called lifelog. Three guesses what that was for.

    "Forced" to shut it down.

    Same day it shut down, this other little site we all know and love started up. MZ

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (27q/y)

    61 Greetings fappers and fappees.

    I'll never forget this day some *mumble* years ago when we landed on the Moon. A bunch of us gathered at a friend's house to watch on telebishion. Some of us had parents and relatives who worked on the Apollo program up in Huntsville and were extremely proud to have had even a small part in that wondrous achievement.

    As I walked back home afterwards, I remember looking up at the Moon and thinking, "Wow, we finally did it. We landed a man on the Moon." Having been a space geek and reading a lot of sci-fi books as a real boy, I never thought we'd do that in my lifetime. I was delighted to have been wrong. Good times.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (HaL55)

    62 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    Congratulations and God bless you in your new job!.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (+0VWg)

    63 I used to do a lot of business with DARPA.

    Posted by: Muad'dib at July 20, 2019 09:06 AM (UU59y)

    64 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 09:04 AM (jGqoT)

    LOL. I don't think she would have made the connection. Probably not a baseball fan.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:06 AM (+0VWg)

    65 Congratulations to Jeff on the restoration of (most of) your salary, and the continued employment. It does lighten the load on your mind to get news like that.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:06 AM (DHNlU)

    66 That looked like the perfect bowl of ramen.

    But I ordinarily think of Japanese people as fairly compliant so I am surprised there was a problem with following the rules.

    There is a sushi place in my neighborhood with 8 seats. No sign. He opens when he wants. No ordering, you eat what he makes. No reservations, and if he has personal guests, there are fewer seats. Always a long line of people hoping to get in.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (EZebt)

    67 "That's one small step for A man..."

    Just wanted to set that record straight.


    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (wB3g3)


    That could be triggering. Better have Big Tech/Minitrue change it to Xir

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (MZSrL)

    68 I don't know how Bob Hope managed to loosen up Neil Armstrong. It's a credit to Hope's people skills.

    mr. creeper lived in the same apartment complex as many of the Mercury astronauts. He said Armstrong was utterly humourless and John McCain was even worse. Alan Shepard, OTOH, was the ultimate astronaut.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (wB3g3)

    69 54 I've got some questions about the 9/11 fund also, MisHum.

    Couple of things...

    Of cours, some volunteers may not have had good insurance coverage, but FDNY and NYPD both have excellent health benefits, so what is the money for? Is more $ needed for treatment or is it just a life insurance type of thing?

    Also, what exactly is it from 9/11 that is killing them? I have asked this of several friends who were "on the job" and all I get back is some variation of, "all kinds of cancer."

    I hate to say it, but cancer gets a lot of us. Are they getting mesothelioma from asbestos? What is it?
    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:02 AM (NtglE)


    There are a number of policemen and firefighters killed every year in the course of employment. To my knowledge Workers Comp covers them. Most are union members and and unions have benefits for injuries and/or death, life insurance, short term and long term disability.

    Yet the others that I have mentioned don't have super funds set up for them. It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    70 John Glenn?

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 09:09 AM (ta49A)

    71 If you had a time machine, and you went back to,
    say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask
    excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we
    landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd
    have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We
    have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of
    illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands
    of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they
    'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."




    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)


    The left has done everything to tear down and destroy this country and they have been wildly successful. Imagine where we would be in this country without those commie shitheads ruining everything?

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:09 AM (MZSrL)

    72 PRO TIP:
    If you're ever visiting Nicaragua, do not list "Astronaut" as your occupation on the immigration forms.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:09 AM (MVjcR)

    73 Backwards, you bring up an excellent point. I don't think any of us looked at the moon the same after men had been there.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:10 AM (wB3g3)

    74 >>Same day it shut down, this other little site we all know and love started up. MZ

    Yeah, facebook. Odd coincidence, that.


    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:10 AM (bDqIh)

    75 Alan Shepard, OTOH, was the ultimate astronaut.
    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (wB3g3)
    ----
    I would hazard a guess that Shepard and Grissom were fun to party with.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:10 AM (kQs4Y)

    76 Firehouse:. "John Glenn?"

    Duh. Yes.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:13 AM (wB3g3)

    77 It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)
    ~~~~~

    Agreed, MisHum. I'm a native NYer and I spent two weeks near Ground Zero handing out sammiches and water to these guys, so it's not like I don't give a crap. Harsh as it sounds, I'd like to see some cold, hard data.

    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (NtglE)

    78
    Backwards, you bring up an excellent point. I don't think any of us looked at the moon the same after men had been there.


    I waved at them.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (HaL55)

    79 70
    John Glenn?

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019


    *
    *
    I remember my mother quoting some news story around the time of his flight that said he'd never had a cold in his life. Sounds like PR puffery, but he and the other astronauts were certainly in very good shape. Dr. Ken Cooper, the author of Aerobics, the 1960s book laying out his 30-points-a-week cardiovascular fitness program, had worked with a lot of pilots and astronauts, or astronaut hopefuls. He said they all included running a mile or more every day in addition to playing handball or other sports.

    Cooper's name has probably been forgotten in America; his "aerobics" term hasn't. But in Brazil, I'm told, working out (running, walking, swimming) on a daily basis is called "coopering."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (DHNlU)

    80 There is so much wrong with the reportage in that heart surgery article that I can't even begin.

    ...a bypass tube inserted in her femur...

    Stupid reporters, stupid lawyers. Feh.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (mvenn)

    81 I remember a lot about July 20, 1969.

    We were glued to the radio, as there was no live TV broadcast of the landing (it was all over the TV, but it was just the same as the radio). Later that evening, I was ushering a concert at Carillon Park (Dayton, Ohio) with a friend as Boy Scouts. You could feel it in the air, how excited and proud everyone was.
    And that night we watched the televised broadcast from the Moon.
    I sat on the couch next to my Grandmother, who had known the Wright Brothers 60 plus years before. And we talked about what an incredible century it had been.

    From the Wright Brothers to Apollo 11, in the lifetime of a person.
    The last 50 years, maybe not so incredible.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:15 AM (S6Pax)

    82 you had a time machine, and you went back to,
    say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask

    -

    There's a great picture online of Howard Cossell (sp?) standing between Bruce Jenner and OJ Simpson saying "Ladies and gentlemen, I've just returned from the future and you are not going to believe this sh*t."

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 09:15 AM (nL8AQ)

    83 Great news Jeff!!

    Nice list Krebs.
    I would have probably tossed in Lou Brock as a kicker.
    Still have an album I got from little league team when about ten.
    Stan Musial hitting instructional album.

    Includes radio broadcast of his 3000th hit.

    Puts on Harry Carey voice**

    LINE DRIVE THERE IT IS!!!
    INTO LEFT FIELD!!!
    HIT NUMBER 3000!!!
    MUSICAL ROUNDING FIRST ON HIS WAY TO SECOND WITH A DOUBLE!!!
    HOLY COW HE CAME THROUGH!!!

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 09:16 AM (27q/y)

    84 54 IIRC one of the causes of cancer risk at ground zero was from a huge amount of florescent bulbs, the residue, which is very toxic, mixing into the dust cloud. I agree with MH that the fund is an emotional response to a tragic event.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 09:16 AM (C1Lsn)

    85 HAPPY NACHO DAY!!!
    its a beautiful day in the neighborhood, especially since it's 912 days without Hillary NACHO President!

    oh yeah... its also HOT outside! NO SHIT, It's JULY!
    ---/ ..wife turned on Lester(molester) Holt the other night, and he had a man crying about his job and having to work out of a big brown truck without air conditioning delivering packages all over. Dude! Get a job inside coding!
    ("Hello World! It's cool in here")

    Posted by: larro at July 20, 2019 09:16 AM (10GNe)

    86 57 If you had a time machine, and you went back to, say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they 'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."


    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)

    Mohammedan Outreach Programs cost big bucks!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (JFO2v)

    87 50 years ago yesterday Mom and Dad picked us up from Good Counsel Camp in Inverness, and we drove across the state to Cape Kennedy, which it was named at the time. July 20, 1969 was Dad's 36th birthday, and what he wanted to do more than anything to celebrate that day was to be at the Space Station with his wife and children.

    I clearly remember being there and thinking how cool it was to be at Cape Kennedy on the day of the moon landing and on Dad's birthday to boot.

    If he were with us today, he'd be celebrating the day by regaling his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with his memories of the day and reminding us all how proud we should all be to be American and that we live in the greatest country ever.

    Sadly, some of them need a big reminder of that, instead of longing to be like Sweden.

    Anyway, wish Dad could have lived long enough to see "that Marxist" - as he called TFG - out of the White House, and a patriot as President once again. Reagan was one of his idols.

    Dad was born to two legal immigrants in the one of the Irish ghettos in NYC, so had to grow up tough. He admired politicians who were fighters. Although he didn't agree with Guiliani on a lot, he always said we needed more like him who were willing to tell squishes on "our side" and the opposition to go to hell.

    Dad, you got your wish for this country in Donnie Two Scoops. Wish you could be there with us to celebrate. And happy birthday from your eldest!

    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (4pK1/)

    88 Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (NtglE)

    Never thought of you as cold hearted.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (aA3+G)

    89 Today's whiteboard sign:

    After walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong praised God and went back to the rocket, read the Bible and took Holy Communion.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:18 AM (+0VWg)

    90 If you had a time machine, and you went back to, say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they 'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."


    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)



    Well...if you look back, there was a huge political argument about NASA,

    particularly after their YUGE accomplishment of landing a man on the moon.

    Basically, SURPRISE! it was the Democrats/Progtards/Commies who argued that we needed that money here on Earth to help poor people.

    Not use it to get a few rocks from the moon.

    And their views were echoed throughout the Big 3 and all the newspapers.

    It was a stupid argument especially considering all the technological breakthroughs from the space program that found their way into the US economy and created jobs. But, that's not cool, man.

    I've always wondered how much of that was from direct Soviet interference and influence -either by honeypot, bribes, or ideological-unity by the Dims. Cuz the Soviets had to understand by then that they could never compete directly against us in that field. They would always be second at best.

    Anywho, another battle the Democrats won with the Reps not doing much more than staring at their shoes and mumbling.

    What a waste. Had we gone forward America would literally have won the high ground for the next fifty years or so. With a whoie new sector of the economy open and thriving.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:19 AM (2EMYr)

    91 Right now my teen son is on a big road trip w/my parents exploring the west, including Roswell, the satellite array in Socorro, NM and the Titan missile museum, as well as some other recreational places like Moab. Alas, no Area 51 in the itinerary.
    Can't wait to hear all about it,

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)

    92 Most of our flagged tankers carry armed security due to the Somalian piracy issues. Lots of ex military who are very good at maritime security and shooting at people. That and pretty good coordination with our Navy is enough to keep the Iranians off us. It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security. That's really on the head of who ever owns those tankers. Cheap and foolish.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (VkWRL)

    93 I have been eating keto since March. I have not splurged on carbs at all. No bread, cookies, pasta, rice, cakes, etc. at all. I still eat too much but have been steady on weight after losing 12lbs.
    I would totally eat that bowl of ramen!

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (UUBmN)

    94 I'll never forget Shepherd's first words when he got it of the capsule..."Man, what a ride!"

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (wB3g3)

    95 87 50 years ago yesterday Mom and Dad picked us up from Good Counsel Camp ... Dad, you got your wish for this country in Donnie Two Scoops. Wish you could be there with us to celebrate. And happy birthday from your eldest!
    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (4pK1/)

    =====

    Great story, marybeth. :-)

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:21 AM (3JbJY)

    96 87
    50 years ago yesterday Mom and Dad picked us up from Good Counsel Camp
    in Inverness, and we drove across the state to Cape Kennedy, which it
    was named at the time. . . .


    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019


    *

    *

    Cool story, Marybeth!

    I could look it up, I guess, but somebody here is sure to know: When did the base go back to "Canaveral"? It was named that to start, I know, and renamed in 1963 or -64, but when -- and more important, why -- was it changed back?

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:21 AM (DHNlU)

    97 90 natural

    The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

    98 The left has done everything to tear down and destroy this country and
    they have been wildly successful. Imagine where we would be in this
    country without those commie shitheads ruining everything?


    We have all the aerospace engineers in Congress to thank for the Challenger tragedy since they refused to fund a vehicle that was safe during the first 2 minutes of flight when it's under the most physical stress. They considered the crew and vehicle expendable. Dipshits...


    The Murphy Aerospace Company Inc. will be happy to design a Congressional spacecraft. I suppose we should be glad it was able to get off the ground at all.


    It's also a testament to their innumeracy that they didn't grok that NASA at the time more than paid for itself. All that tech they developed was public property and lots of companies, wealth and tax revenue were generated thanks to it.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:22 AM (HaL55)

    99 I'm glad my dad missed obama and sorry he's missing Trump.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:22 AM (MVjcR)

    100 i'll take a look at all this (above) some time later.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:22 AM (Pg+x7)

    101 I hate to say it, but cancer gets a lot of us.

    -
    I saw a lawyer commercial yesterday saying you should sue the asbestos industry if you have cancer even if you smoke because it was the asbestos that got you.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:23 AM (+y/Ru)

    102 ... but they say essence of dead shark is the best shark repellant. maybe the same holds true for raccoons.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:23 AM (Pg+x7)

    103 Berkeley. I got nuthin'.

    Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (v4X1l)

    104 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.
    Posted by: Weasel
    -----
    Your natural empathy shows that you make an excellent caregiver!

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (UUBmN)

    105 What a waste. Had we gone forward America would literally have won the high ground for the next fifty years or so. With a whoie new sector of the economy open and thriving.
    Posted by: naturalfake


    I don't know how old you are or whether you lived through the post- Apollo era, but NOBODY politically wanted to spend more money on space.
    The Viet Nam war was still dragging on, and the New Frontier enthusiasm for the Space Program was evaporated among a lot of politicians.
    The Space Program (NASA, which used to be NACA), was a Cold War victory for the US, but people (academics, the Media, the usual suspects) were already becoming uneasy with the idea of "victory" over Marxist ideology.
    So Nixon did push the Space Shuttle program, which used the cheapest design (up front, of four design approaches discussed) that had the costliest operating budget downstream. Carter actually wanted to kill the Shuttle program, and almost did.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (S6Pax)

    106 It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers
    have not adopted some type of onboard armed security. That's really on
    the head of who ever owns those tankers. Cheap and foolish.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (VkWRL)
    not to mention that from the circumstances, it looks to me as though at least some members of the crews of the tankers involved in the incident yesterday were paid off to turn their ships over. That's always the easiest way to grab something with no shots fired.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (KS7KL)

    107 15 years ago, "mesothelioma lawyer" was the most expensive keyword on google. $63 -- not a typo -- per CLICK.

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (3JbJY)

    108 G'morning, all.

    From sunny Rehoboth Beach.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM (q1BC2)

    109 ... oh, and i expect the first responders fund is going to be drawn on for the next hundred years.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM (Pg+x7)

    110 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.
    Posted by: Weasel
    -----
    Your natural empathy shows that you make an excellent caregiver!
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (UUBmN)
    -------
    It's a burden, but I'm holding up as best as I can.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM (MVjcR)

    111 It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)
    ~~~~~

    Agreed, MisHum. I'm a native NYer and I spent two weeks near Ground Zero handing out sammiches and water to these guys, so it's not like I don't give a crap. Harsh as it sounds, I'd like to see some cold, hard data.
    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (NtglE)


    Yep, hate to say it, but it comes up with military combat vets all the time too. Some undisclosed illness, or maybe even a disclosed illness, and we're attributing it to their time in service.

    Sez who?

    I'm not opposed to rewarding those who serve, and a helluva lot more gratitude might be a better place to start, rather than money, but yeah.. when there are emotional appeals involved, I don't trust the people making the claims.

    Posted by: Bob Mould at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (cY3LT)

    112 It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security.

    -
    It's not cricket!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (+y/Ru)

    113 Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM


    Defenestration of logic, if it saves one child, is no vice.

    H8r!

    Posted by: Proggies Of The World, Untied at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (nsREH)

    114
    What a waste. Had we gone forward America would
    literally have won the high ground for the next fifty years or so.
    With a whoie new sector of the economy open and thriving.



    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019


    *

    *
    I remember thinking that I'd be more than glad to work in Luna City. A temperature-controlled environment with 1/6 the gravity of Earth? Sign me up!

    Of course, with my luck, the steady temp in all the corridors and living quarters in Luna City would be set to 80 F, not 72, to save on energy.

    But you're right. The media and politicians went from "Astronauts are heroes! We need to conquer space!' to "A bunch of rocks??!" in the space of only 10 years. Damned annoying to watch everybody nod their heads at that.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (DHNlU)

    115 And a greeting from Salty, who is off the grid and on vacation.

    Good morning!

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

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (q1BC2)

    116 I could look it up, I guess, but somebody here is sure to know: When did the base go back to "Canaveral"? It was named that to start, I know, and renamed in 1963 or -64, but when -- and more important, why -- was it changed back?

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
    ________

    Just got back from Wikipedia. Johnson ordered the name change in 1963. Floridians in the area, especially residents in the city of Cape Canaveral, didn't like it. Because of this, the name was changed back in 1973.

    The facility is called Kennedy Space Center, but it's located at Cape Canaveral.

    (My question is Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. What's up with that??)

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (ta49A)

    117 91 Right now my teen son is on a big road trip w/my parents exploring the west, including Roswell, the satellite array in Socorro, NM and the Titan missile museum, as well as some other recreational places like Moab. Alas, no Area 51 in the itinerary.
    Can't wait to hear all about it,
    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)
    ---
    The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:

    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)

    118 Marybeth, don't you worry. Dad knows.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (wB3g3)

    119 >>It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security.

    These are the people who have unarmed police, have outlawed not just guns, but knives and have made it a crime to defend yourself, so . . .

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:28 AM (bDqIh)

    120 I could look it up, I guess, but somebody here is sure to know: When did the base go back to "Canaveral"? It was named that to start, I know, and renamed in 1963 or -64, but when -- and more important, why -- was it changed back?
    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


    It's still Kennedy Space Flight Center, but the landmass reverted to being called Cape Canaveral back in the 1990's, I think.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:28 AM (S6Pax)

    121 117 91 Right now my teen son is on a big road trip w/my parents exploring the west, including Roswell, the satellite array in Socorro, NM and the Titan missile museum, as well as some other recreational places like Moab. Alas, no Area 51 in the itinerary.
    Can't wait to hear all about it,
    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)
    ---
    The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:

    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)

    =====

    Second that. Las Vegas has a number of cool museums, if you are not into gambling and strippers ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:28 AM (3JbJY)

    122 "Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (KS7KL)"

    I'm hearing from some people in the know there is some "weirdness" with these vessels. No armed security, high degree of cooperation with IRGC, low level of distress and coordination with British Navy.

    I'm guessing that's why this has partially taken the slow walk. Well, that plus the civilian government is weak.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (VkWRL)

    123 Slides Mrs. Weasel through USB port so she can ring for service

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (aA3+G)

    124 It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security.

    -
    It's not cricket!
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler
    -----
    I heard that the ships don't have armed security because of the insurance companies.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (UUBmN)

    125 LOL Herman Cain tweet:


    Maybe we can replace it with something like "Hey hey, ho ho, anti-Semitic bigots who marry their brothers have got to go!"

    Posted by: vmom doing CPR on mostly dead bookhorde blog at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (dm05u)

    126 After walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong praised God and went back to the rocket, read the Bible and took Holy Communion.

    -
    Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    127 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.
    Posted by: Weasel
    -----
    Your natural empathy shows that you make an excellent caregiver!
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (UUBmN)
    -------
    It's a burden, but I'm holding up as best as I can.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM


    Boredom has been shown to cause significant setbacks in wrist recovery. A trip to one or more of the LGSs is indicated.

    Posted by: Dr. Duncanthrax at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (nsREH)

    128 VIA, thanks for the relay from Salty. The day can begin now.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (wB3g3)

    129 The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:



    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/



    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)



    =====



    Second that. Las Vegas has a number of cool museums, if you are not into gambling and strippers ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019


    *
    *
    Oh -- THAT Las Vegas. There's one in New Mexico, too, and I thought, since the Alamogordo site is in NM, a museum devoted to atomic testing might be in that state as well. I'm sure there's some kind of historical site for visitors down in the SE desert, though.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (DHNlU)

    130 I remember thinking that I'd be more than glad to work in Luna City. A temperature-controlled environment with 1/6 the gravity of Earth? Sign me up!

    -
    Lose weight with this one weird trick!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:33 AM (+y/Ru)

    131 >>The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:

    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/
    - - -
    Oh, that looks interesting!
    They're not making it into NV, but I am filing that away - thanks!

    I love road trips, and there a so many interesting, fun, beautiful places to visit in this country.

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:33 AM (bDqIh)

    132 We're going through Roswell, NM on the way to Colorado. In fact we're overnighting at the Walmart there so I'm sure we'll encounter some interesting alien stuff!

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:33 AM (UUBmN)

    133 Carter actually wanted to kill the Shuttle program, and almost did.

    TFG (The gay/muzzie Imbecile) retired the Shuttle fleet when the oldest one still had many serviceable hours left on its airframe. They were designed to withstand 125 flights and IIRC, the oldest one didn't make 1/3 of them yet. I'd have to look up the exact figures, but that's in the ballpark.

    Then we paid the Russians brazillions of dollars to do what we once did: deliver people and payloads into LEO.


    Did I mention that progressives are low-functioning retards who cannot count and need instructions to fap?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (HaL55)

    134 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    =====

    Buzz has never been one to give a crap ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (3JbJY)

    135 The Miss World America organization is under fire after stripping a President Donald Trump - supporting model of her Miss Michigan title over "racist, Islamophobic, and insensitive" tweets.



    Kathy Zhu, 20, is a University
    of Michigan student who won the 2019 Michigan World America title on
    Sunday. However, her reign was cut short after organizers became aware
    of Zhu's controversial Twitter account days later.




    Kathy Zhu wrote: Someone called me an islamophobic for not wanting to put on a hijab.


    Someone called me a racist because I recognize that black people kill more blacks than police do.


    Good luck to those who are as gullible as this.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (fIpKq)

    136 Make sure you keep up with blood screening on Keto, especially cholesterol. I am not a fan of keeping your body in that state for a long period. That plus your body needs a certain amount of "good" carbs for energy. Also make sure you have a regular exercise program every day and keep up with it. That's where you will really lose the weight, gain muscle tone and work your cardiovascular system.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (VkWRL)

    137 62 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    Congratulations and God bless you in your new job!.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (+0VWg)

    The funny thing is, it's the *same* job, just with a new company. Government contracting can be like that.

    But the raise 3/4 back to where I was is nice, and the folks at the new company are awesome.

    Other bennies - I get to sell back my vacation time at the old company to the tune of about $5K - I had 280 hours banked. I also used up my entire $2700 of FSA already and don't have to pay back 5 months of it - AND - the new company's FSA year started at the beginning of July so I can start a *new* one nearly full at $2475.

    Only drawback is I have zero vacation days now because new company.

    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (YnfZf)

    138 129 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    =====

    Haven't been to the Las Vegas in New Mexico, but Trinity Site is open twice a year for public visits. Worth the long drive out there ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:35 AM (3JbJY)

    139 Time to deal with the wheeking piglet and filthy floors. Back in a while for the Pet Thread. Keep yer hand on it, Horde.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:35 AM (wB3g3)

    140 Oh hell, when was the last time I changed that sock?

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:36 AM (cY3LT)

    141 ... and btw, for a good time view "apollo 11: the complete descent". it's a video that tracks the descent of the lander from its lunar orbit at c.4000 mph to its soft landing in about 15 minutes, combining the onboard film shot by aldrin's camera with nasa & astronaut dialogue in real time (with transcriptions for clarity). it was truly a risky and dangerous proposition.

    via instapundit and also on youtube.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:36 AM (Pg+x7)

    142 have a close relative who's a millenial, she finally (although unintentionally) helped me to finally understand the whole Beto movement. (she's actually almost the perfect millenial, in that she was all for Beto, put signs out, told people how great he was, and then got busy and forgot to vote)
    So a couple days I was by her house, and her Beto signs were finally in the trash, and I asked how she could bear to part with them, and she just said "oh he's over". And I knew in spite of her past devotion, she'll never have a thought about him again.
    The Beto phenom was a pop culture thing that rarely spills over into politics, maybe this will happen more and more in the future. Almost none of his followers cared about his ideas, or cared what he said, or what he had done (nothing). What they cared about was that all the Cool Kids said Beto was Cool, and anybody who wanted to be Cool had to be for Beto. Maybe somebody will try to figure out how he ignited this (his father in laws mega millions had a lot to do with it, I think) but that was all he ever had.
    BUT - as soon as he lost, and especially after new, more Cool players started to show up in the Dem primary race, suddenly the Cool Kids were bored with him (no one can hold that peak long) and everyone else who was susceptible - wait a minitt, not cool anymore, and 95% of his support walked out for that reason alone. because that's the only thing he ever had going for him.
    The greatest irony is that I'll bet that Beto himself doesn't understand what happened, and doesn't understand why he's been kicked to the curb so quickly. Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)

    143 130
    I remember thinking that I'd be more than glad to work in Luna City. A
    temperature-controlled environment with 1/6 the gravity of Earth? Sign
    me up!



    -

    Lose weight with this one weird trick!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019


    *

    *
    Yep! I've thought back, and realized that if I had studied computer programming in the early and mid-'70s, and if our space program had rocketed ahead as it should have, NASA would have needed computer people -- including some to install and maintain and code computers in Luna City itself. Spend a six-month tour on the Moon (exercising hard every day so as not to lose muscle tone), bank all my pay, and I could have come home in say 1977 and bought myself a really nice house, anywhere!

    Of course I probably would have wound up like the couple in the Heinlein story, "It's Great to be Back!", who are disappointed with everything about Earth after their time in Luna, and can't wait to go back.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (DHNlU)

    144 I have driven by Area 25 and my wife claims she saw a space shuttle but not like the one by our house here in Houston.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (JFO2v)

    Your neighbor has a space shuttle parked by the house? Man, the HOA is going to be all over that using the 'no RVs or campers or boats stored, except in the garage' rule.

    Posted by: Count de Monet at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (5v5Zx)

    145 I figure that if NYC has enough money to give to illegal aliens, they can take care of their own employee's medical benefits.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:38 AM (I5SAg)

    146 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?



    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)





    The soy bois and xirs who have never ventured out of their parents' basement calling him a coward. They are completely detached from reality

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:38 AM (fIpKq)

    147 Please never let it be forgotten that Former F.B.I director, James Comey, is a b@#ch-@ss cowardly piece of s#i+
    This
    spineless excuse for a human being, actually hid behind curtains to avoid talking to
    Donald Trump. Comey hid behind curtains like a child hides behind his mother's dress.

    That's not a rumor. That's confirmed. Comey admitted it on CNN. The video is on youtube.
    The
    F#$%ing Director of the F#$%ing F.B.I. admitted on national F#$%ing
    television that he was afraid to talk to someone. Comey was actually
    proud of his cowardice, and basked the adulation of The Media. Are you
    f@#$ing kidding me?

    I'm not "Billy
    Badass". I'm not a big guy. I can't think of one adult that I know,
    and think, "Sure, I could beat them in a fight. No problem."

    However,
    I have gone nose-to-nose with bigger guys than me. Hell, I've gone
    nose-to-nose with an amateur boxer who out-weighed me by 60lbs. He
    would've destroyed me in one punch. No doubt. But, I told him, "If you
    want to do that, then you're going to have to kick my ass first."
    Thanks to him, we didn't actually fight.
    I didn't hide behind curtains. The Former Director of the F.B.I. did.

    It's hard to believe that such a spineless piece of garbage was actually in charge of the F.B.I.
    I
    hope James Comey is forever remembered as the 6'8" guy who hid behind
    curtains. What an embarrassment. I would be ashamed to be his wife or
    his son.

    Posted by: qzy at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (gLlOF)

    148 142 ... Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)

    =====

    So, he's heading to CNN?

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (3JbJY)

    149 >>Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    - - -

    Social media is weird.

    If you met Buzz in person (if you were that lucky) would you really be so petty as to say something like those tweet to his face? Why is it normal to tweet-speak to a person that way?

    "Oh, you landed on the moon, but you also met Trump so you're nothing to me now!"

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (bDqIh)

    150 134 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    =====

    Buzz has never been one to give a crap ...
    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (3JbJY)

    especially here:

    https://tinyurl.com/yyw46k5l

    I lol every time . . .

    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (4pK1/)

    151 It's Saturday! Why isn't there a bottle of Bailey's featured next to that cup of coffee?

    Mornin'

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:40 AM (WEBkv)

    152 Your neighbor has a space shuttle parked by the house? Man, the HOA is going to be all over that using the 'no RVs or campers or boats stored, except in the garage' rule.
    Posted by: Count de Monet
    ---
    Don't get me started on unregulated power hungry HOA's. You can hardly buy a house in Texas anymore that doesn't have one unless it's in the boonies.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:41 AM (UUBmN)

    153 As a college student my brother was abducted at a gas station in Las Vegas New Mexico by a group of men, forced into their car,taken into the hills, savagely beaten and abandoned. He hiked out to a main road. In my opinion there is not much to recommend the town. It's pretty much a dump.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 09:41 AM (mvenn)

    154 Google Somali Pirates vs Private Security guards. Watch a few of the better live fire exchange videos.

    There's a reason almost everybody has armed security going into the Gulf.

    It stopped because if people are armed and a good shot, an incoming skiff or fast boat is a sitting duck.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:42 AM (VkWRL)

    155 150 especially here:

    https://tinyurl.com/yyw46k5l

    I lol every time . . .
    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (4pK1/)

    Shoulda curb-stomped that soy boy ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:42 AM (3JbJY)

    156 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    No, but I'm sure Buzz Aldrin, being the little snowflake he was, retreated to his safe space./s

    I guess people feel that the need to share their political convictions in some of the rudest ways possible, because of course, that would get everyone off the Trump train/s.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:42 AM (+0VWg)

    157 So my 9 year old granddaughter has expressed a desire to be baptized. She has two questions. How long do they keep you under, and who baptized John the Baptist? I have the answer to the first, but not the second.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

    158 Texas is funny that way. Virtually no zoning laws. You buy a house and your neighbor turns his into a noisy, stinky anything. People want HOAs so their neighbors cannot park their cars on the lawn, etc.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:44 AM (I5SAg)

    159 I lol every time . . .

    Oh yeah. Go Buzz!


    I saw him walking through the Huntsville airport once. His gait tells you you wouldn't want to mess with him.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (HaL55)

    160 I am pretty sure the answer to the second question is "The Essenes." They were big into ritual cleansings.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (I5SAg)

    161 I am pretty sure the answer to the second question is "The Essenes." They were big into ritual cleansings.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (I5SAg)



    Thanks. I'll search the intertubes for stuff on the Essenes. She is very inquisitive about the whole thing.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

    162 Texas is funny that way. Virtually no zoning laws. You buy a house and your neighbor turns his into a noisy, stinky anything. People want HOAs so their neighbors cannot park their cars on the lawn, etc.
    Posted by: JAS
    -----
    A few ordinances would take care of it. No non-working vehicles on residential lots unless garaged. No overgrown yards/trees/shrubs. Vehicles must be on paved areas. Etc. hell, many of these are already on the books.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (UUBmN)

    163 106 from the circumstances, it looks to me as though at least some members of the crews of the tankers involved in the incident yesterday were paid off to turn their ships over.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (KS7KL)

    Evidence clear enough that they can be charged?

    Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 09:48 AM (VRC88)

    164 Kathy Zhu wrote: Someone called me an islamophobic for not wanting to put on a hijab.

    -
    Hijab: ultimate cool

    Handmaid's Tale outfit: ultimate evil

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:48 AM (+y/Ru)

    165 Oh, except Austin where you can camp wherever the hell you want if you're "homeless"! *spit*

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (UUBmN)

    166 Matteo Lambert, a 9-year-old
    from Vienna, Virginia, asked Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo
    for a "moonshot" ahead of their game against the San Diego Padres on
    Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, a big ask for any player in the
    league.




    Rizzo, though, delivered.



    Rizzo drilled a grand slam 366
    feet over the left field wall in the third inning of the Cubs' 6-5 win
    against the Padres on Friday, marking his first home run since June 15.


    Lambert helped organize a group who is running a 5K race in Grant Park
    in Chicago this weekend to help raise money for children who have
    cancer. He stopped by the dugout before the game to deliver a letter to "Mr. Rizzo" with the goal to "help kids be kids!"


    "That was for him," Rizzo said, via 670 The Score "He is running a 5K tomorrow for kids with cancer. It was cool he could come out and hang here."

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (WJUXr)

    167 The greatest irony is that I'll bet that Beto himself doesn't understand what happened, and doesn't understand why he's been kicked to the curb so quickly. Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)

    Maybe LIVs have taken a second look and realized he's more goofy than cool and also realized they realized they really don't want a slacker from the skateboard park as president.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (JgA4k)

    168 A few ordinances would take care of it. No non-working vehicles on residential lots unless garaged. No overgrown yards/trees/shrubs. Vehicles must be on paved areas. Etc. hell, many of these are already on the books.
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (UUBmN)

    =====

    As likely to be enforced as the stop sign laws. HOAs much more invested in their community. Helps maintain property value. Easy solution to not liking HOAs: Don't live in one. (Btw, the same solution to immigrants who hate America ...)

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (3JbJY)

    169 The greatest irony is that I'll bet that Beto himself doesn't understand what happened, and doesn't understand why he's been kicked to the curb so quickly. Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)


    Beto is in a long line of these fellas. Going back at least to Eugene McCarthy. Possibly even farther, and one could make a case that some of the elected Presidents were just the latest flavor of the month, who happened to time it right and get elected.

    Of course Bobama and Bubba fall into those categories, but so does JFK, so did Woodrow Wilson, and Peanut Farmer.

    Our more recent dud candidates who eventually became embarrassments, John Edwards, Bernie, Howie Dean, these guys are truly awful human beings, and it's mystifying that they were once considered cool, but that's our Democrat Party. Idiots through and through. Gullible and angry and irrational is no way to go through life, xon.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (cY3LT)

    170 It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
    -------

    As it has been phrased here by a Moron, an attempt to substitute compassion for good judgement.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (CDGwz)

    171 grammie, I don't know if all Christians believe this, but we Catholics believe that John was baptized by Jesus when both were still in their mothers' wombs when Mary went to visit Elizabeth. I'll see if I can dig up a reference if you like.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (aXucN)

    172 157 So my 9 year old granddaughter has expressed a desire to be baptized. She has two questions. How long do they keep you under, and who baptized John the Baptist? I have the answer to the first, but not the second.
    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:43 AM (lwiT4)
    ------------

    Not so much baptized as anointed by God to let everyone know of the coming of the Messiah.

    John baptized with water but let everyone know he was nothing compared to the one who was to come and would baptize with the Holy Spirit.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (WEBkv)

    173 "That was for him," Rizzo said, via 670 The Score
    "He is running a 5K tomorrow for kids with cancer. It was cool he could
    come out and hang here."

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (WJUXr)



    I think Rizzo does a lot of stuff for pediatric cancer, doesn't he? I see a lot of pics of him in hospitals.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:51 AM (lwiT4)

    174 158
    Texas is funny that way. Virtually no zoning laws. You buy a house and
    your neighbor turns his into a noisy, stinky anything. People want
    HOAs so their neighbors cannot park their cars on the lawn, etc.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:44 AM (I5SAg)
    slight correction on that; inside incorporated City Limits, cities are allowed to place almost any zoning restrictions they wish on property. (Houston is famous for being the only big city that doesn't) However, County Governments don't have this power, so if you're anywhere outside an incorporated city limit, then the situation is as you described, and that's where HOA's come in.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:52 AM (KS7KL)

    175 I am pretty sure the answer to the second question is "The Essenes." They were big into ritual cleansings.
    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (I5SAg)


    Yes, it's a significant part of the reason why it's assumed Jesus was Essene.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:52 AM (cY3LT)

    176 90
    I've always wondered how much of that was from direct Soviet interference and influence -either by honeypot, bribes, or ideological-unity by the Dims. Cuz the Soviets had to understand by then that they could never compete directly against us in that field. They would always be second at best.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:19 AM (2EMYr)


    I think you put your finger on it. We know that the Soviets were involved with the "antiwar" movement at the time. That's also when the environmental movement started. For decades, they had bragged that socialism would eventually outproduce capitalism and give the workers a higher standard of living. Not only did that prove to be untrue, they were falling farther and farther behind. All of a sudden, the argument flipped 180 degrees. Now it was, "America is using more than its fair share of the world's resources. We have to tighten our belts and lower our standard of living for the good of the Earth." We're still hearing that today.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (sdi6R)

    177 A few ordinances would take care of it. No non-working vehicles on residential lots unless garaged. No overgrown yards/trees/shrubs. Vehicles must be on paved areas. Etc. hell, many of these are already on the books.
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (UUBmN)
    -----------------

    If I had a choice between my neighbor having a car on his lawn and giving the local city council the idea "there outta be a law" I vote for the car on the lawn every single time.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (WEBkv)

    178 "That was for him," Rizzo said, via 670 The Score
    "He is running a 5K tomorrow for kids with cancer. It was cool he could
    come out and hang here."

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (WJUXr)



    I think Rizzo does a lot of stuff for pediatric cancer, doesn't he? I see a lot of pics of him in hospitals.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:51 AM (lwiT4)


    As anti-Cub as I am, I've always been of the impression Rizzo is a fine human being.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (cY3LT)

    179 Easy solution to not liking HOAs: Don't live in one. (Btw, the same solution to immigrants who hate America ...)
    Posted by: Kingsnake
    ----
    easier said than done. I get it, really. Some are better than others. I just think they have way too much power and much of it is unchecked.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (UUBmN)

    180 John baptized with water but let everyone know he
    was nothing compared to the one who was to come and would baptize with
    the Holy Spirit.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (WEBkv)



    Exactly. I stumble over my words in trying to explain these things to a 4th grader. She gets it to a certain point. I'll have to leave it to the Holy Spirit to fill in the gaps and correct any errors in my explanations. Mom is working with her to make sure she knows the significance of the step she's taking.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

    181 grammie -

    If you're interested in the Catholic viewpoint, here it is:

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08486b.htm

    The relevant scripture verses are Luke 1:15 and Luke 1:41.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 09:55 AM (aXucN)

    182 Thanks bluebell. Let me take a look ......

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:57 AM (lwiT4)

    183 "The Terror" Season 2 looks like it could be good.

    Depends on how PC-SJW they go, since they're highlighting the word 'infamy' as in

    "The Terror: Infamy"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ZSie64No89s


    Even if they go all SJW, they'll never mention FDR and the Dims going all out for internment.

    Eh, still looks well done from the commercial.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:57 AM (2EMYr)

    184 Peter Thiel talks about the future with Eric Weinstein

    https://youtu.be/nM9f0W2KD5s

    Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (LxTcq)

    185 Exactly. I stumble over my words in trying to explain these things to a 4th grader. She gets it to a certain point. I'll have to leave it to the Holy Spirit to fill in the gaps and correct any errors in my explanations. Mom is working with her to make sure she knows the significance of the step she's taking.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:54 AM (lwiT4)
    --------------

    Grammie, I think it's amazing your granddaughter asked that question.

    Good luck!

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (WEBkv)

    186 I tend to be cynical, so when I hear a story like above about a ballplayer hitting a home run on-demand for some kid I wonder how many times a big league player was asked to hit one out for little Billy and didn't come through. Those stories never get published.

    Similar to Michelle Kwan saying "anybody can be an Olympic champion." Except for the many millions who can't.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (mvenn)

    187 >> Oh, except Austin where you can camp wherever the hell you want if you're "homeless"! *spit*
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist!

    Well, they are prohibited from doing that within so many feet of a governmental building aren't they? Our betters don't have to smell them or get their shoes dirty.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (2cuLk)

    188
    The Houston Area Hound Association is having the drawing for its silent raffle today. The proceeds go into a scholarship fund named after a talented young handler who died of a brain tumor on her 22nd birthday.

    The star item up for bidding, the one attracting the most bids, the one there will almost be fights over: a pair of scissors.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 09:59 AM (TubSh)

    189 Now it was, "America is using more than its fair share of the world's resources. We have to tighten our belts and lower our standard of living for the good of the Earth." We're still hearing that today.
    Posted by: rickl


    Well, that sort of explains "Seinfeld" on TV.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:59 AM (S6Pax)

    190 175: And Jews have our mikveh. even for men.

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 09:59 AM (U7k5w)

    191 Something to hum to yourself today...

    The Green Hills of Earth

    Let the sweet fresh breezes heal me
    As they rove around the girth
    Of our lovely mother planet
    Of the cool, green hills of Earth.

    We've tried each spinning space mote
    And reckoned its true worth:
    Take us back again to the homes of men
    On the cool, green hills of Earth.

    The arching sky is calling
    Spacemen back to their trade.
    ALL HANDS! STAND BY! FREE FALLING!
    And the lights below us fade.

    Out ride the sons of Terra,
    Far drives the thundering jet,
    Up leaps a race of Earthmen,
    Out, far, and onward yet ---

    We pray for one last landing
    On the globe that gave us birth;
    Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
    And the cool, green hills of Earth.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 10:01 AM (S6Pax)

    192 Wow bluebell! There's a lot to chew on in your link! I'm bookmarking it.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (lwiT4)

    193 187: Texas has GOP governors and presumably legislators, kick the homeless to San Francisco where they belong. NYC likes to bus out their mentally ill. just do it.

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (U7k5w)

    194
    As anti-Cub as I am, I've always been of the impression Rizzo is a fine human being.

    Posted by: BurtTC


    As anti-Yankees as I am, the players seem to be talented, hard-working, likeable professionals. I have nothing against them. The fawning media and the overbearing fans, on the other hand...

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (TubSh)

    195 Hope it helps, grammie. It's amazing what kids will think about and ask about, that we adults only take for granted. I'm so glad she asked you. I think questions like that really help with our faith journey.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 10:03 AM (aXucN)

    196 As anti-Yankees as I am, the players seem to be talented, hard-working, likeable professionals. I have nothing against them. The fawning media and the overbearing fans, on the other hand...
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (TubSh)
    --------------

    Eh, could be worse, could be a Boston Red Sox fan. Talk about insufferable....

    ...oops, uh, bluebell, didn't see you over there.....

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:03 AM (WEBkv)

    197 Party like it's 1349!

    Dr. Drew Warns of Imminent Bubonic Plague Outbreak In LA...

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:04 AM (+y/Ru)

    198 197: are we expecting casualties?

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:04 AM (U7k5w)

    199 Good morninsk from communist workers paradise of Moscow, comradeskis!

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:06 AM (v4v6L)

    200 Need some blade runners.

    Sex robots 'roam streets' with humans after upgrade...

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:06 AM (+y/Ru)

    201 Morning, Horde! Half coffee half hot chocolate for me as the temperature screams towards 40+ with the humidex and I sit pricing hockey figurines. Fortunately for me, my A/C is top-notch.

    Spiders are the tits. To bad my daughters hate them so much.

    Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 10:06 AM (IDjUx)

    202 198 197: are we expecting casualties?
    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:04 AM (U7k5w)
    -----------------

    Expecting? Politicians are hoping for casualties, so they can rush in, spend oodles of money and look good in the process while giving speeches to the local nooze outfits.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (WEBkv)

    203 Easy solution to not liking HOAs: Don't live in one. (Btw, the same solution to immigrants who hate America ...)
    Posted by: Kingsnake
    ----
    easier said than done. I get it, really. Some are better than others. I just think they have way too much power and much of it is unchecked.
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (UUBmN)


    Yes, it's possible to move into a home and not realize what overbearing assholes your neighbors are.

    Mine started out that way here, but a bunch of the old shitheads died, so now it's pretty much cooled off.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (cY3LT)

    204 202: Could kill off their base, though

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (U7k5w)

    205 Incredible thread about the Flynn prosecution.

    https://tinyurl.com/y2xljt5d

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:08 AM (K/2j/)

    206 204 202: Could kill off their base, though
    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (U7k5w)
    --------------

    50 million abortions later, the Democrats are still a viable political party, so, history suggests it won't matter.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:08 AM (WEBkv)

    207 I'm not a HOA fan, heard too many horror stories, but I can see where they could be useful in, say, Houston. If I were to buy there, I would have to scrutinize the HOAs I might move into to ferret out what works for me. Rule of thumb: less is more.

    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 10:10 AM (YnfZf)

    208 And Jews have our mikveh. even for men.

    I always figured that was the answer. John's own baptism might have taken place at the Temple, but it's also possible the Essenes did it.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ykYG2)

    209 I took my kiddos to their first concert last night. We had a blast even though is was hotter than Hell's half acre. There was very little assholery, and we only caught a whiff of stink weed at the very end of the night. My monkeys had a great time watching the show and the other concert goers. I had a great time watching the joy on their faces.

    Posted by: no good deed at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (MmFTx)

    210 I read somewhere (I forget where) that a woman in Florida racked up over $200,000 in fines because her lawn wasn't moved and the water in her swimming pool was nasty.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ta49A)

    211 As anti-Cub as I am, I've always been of the impression Rizzo is a fine human being.

    Posted by: BurtTC

    As anti-Yankees as I am, the players seem to be talented, hard-working, likeable professionals. I have nothing against them. The fawning media and the overbearing fans, on the other hand...
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (TubSh)


    I've been drifting further and further away from baseball over the past several years, and I realize the players are pretty much the same as they've ever been.

    Well, the homeless beard look is rather recent, but other than that... and I'm convinced some level of steroid use is still tolerated, but other than that...

    The thing that has pushed me away is the management of the game, in all the small and large ways it's changed over the past few decades. Some of it is annoyance, and some I hate way more irrationally than I care to admit, like the bullshit stats that are used these days. And the lingo around it all, like we're all insiders and now use words like "rake" when talking about hitting. Shut up! You shut up already! You're not an insider if everyone else is in here with you!!

    Gah!!!

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (cY3LT)

    212 I always figured that was the answer. John's own baptism might have taken place at the Temple, but it's also possible the Essenes did it.
    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ykYG2)

    ---------

    Frikkin Essenes had their fingers in everything.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (v4v6L)

    213 Plague is endemic (exists continuously in a region at low level of occurrence) in the US.. I suspect that Dr. Drew's prediction is sensationalistic. There may be picked of outbreak but not likely to become a wide epidemic.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (mvenn)

    214 no good deed @ 209 --

    Who'd you see?

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (ta49A)

    215 From the NYT:

    Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

    -
    It was either leave or be arrested for trespass?

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (+y/Ru)

    216 210 I read somewhere (I forget where) that a woman in Florida racked up over $200,000 in fines because her lawn wasn't moved and the water in her swimming pool was nasty.
    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ta49A)
    -------------

    On a house she no longer owned because it had been foreclosed on.

    The article is linked above. The one that has "revolution" in the link.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:14 AM (WEBkv)

    217 208Mikvehs require "living water" so rivers would do nicely, and back then I'm sure they did less transporting of water for ritual bathing

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:14 AM (U7k5w)

    218 This'll put Blotto back on top again.

    Beto's new fundraising appeal . . . for Ilhan Omar

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:15 AM (+y/Ru)

    219 And the lingo around it all, like we're all insiders and now use words like "rake" when talking about hitting. Shut up! You shut up already! You're not an insider if everyone else is in here with you!!

    Posted by: BurtTC
    ________

    Left it for good around '93 and never regretted it. The bullcrap insider jargon is one of the reasons. Looking back, I think my first step away was when I first heard the term "ribbies."

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:16 AM (ta49A)

    220 Eh, could be worse, could be a Boston Red Sox fan. Talk about insufferable....

    ...oops, uh, bluebell, didn't see you over there.....
    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:03 AM (WEBkv)


    During the recent hockey thing, which I don't care about at all, a friend of mine who is from Boston, was saying he hoped the Bruins would beat the St. Louis Blues. They hadn't won a professional championship in something like 3 months, so he thought they were due.

    I think he was only partially kidding.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:16 AM (cY3LT)

    221 Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

    That still small voice you're not listening to is saying, "I've stopped the bleeding, now make amends"

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (ykYG2)

    222 Mikvehs require "living water" so rivers would do
    nicely, and back then I'm sure they did less transporting of water for
    ritual bathing

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:14 AM (U7k5w)



    My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least in her pictures.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

    223
    I would humbly suggest that "Cape Kennedy" as a geographical appellation ought to be reserved for a location on Chappaquiddick Island, MA.

    For The Swimmer, Lion of the Senate!

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 10:18 AM (jGqoT)

    224 Buzz Aldrin punching someone in the face who said "I want you to swear on the Bible you walked on the moon. You're coward, liar and a thief." Good for Buzz.!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:18 AM (+0VWg)

    225 This weather is DISGUSTING !!!!!! That is all

    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:18 AM (BqBId)

    226 Rule of thumb: less is more.
    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 10:10 AM


    This is my heuristic when it comes to clothes, as well.

    Posted by: Lena D. at July 20, 2019 10:19 AM (ldJ5T)

    227 Morning all

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 10:19 AM (m8J9w)

    228 I was planning on heading out early this morning but the dog won with those sad eyes. I'm such a softie.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 20, 2019 10:19 AM (JgA4k)

    229 Firhorse, we saw a new band, Ra Ra Riot, as the opening act. Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind were the headliners. They all put on an entertaining show.

    Posted by: no good deed at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (MmFTx)

    230 some fat turd, who never served, calling a Korean air vet with 66 missions, a 'coward'. i hope his own teeth tasted great.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (ykYG2)

    231 And the lingo around it all, like we're all insiders and now use words like "rake" when talking about hitting. Shut up! You shut up already! You're not an insider if everyone else is in here with you!!

    Posted by: BurtTC
    ________

    Left it for good around '93 and never regretted it. The bullcrap insider jargon is one of the reasons. Looking back, I think my first step away was when I first heard the term "ribbies."
    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:16 AM (ta49A)


    Heh, wow. A term I've heard a million times, and never once reacted to it that way. But yeah, I guess we are talking about irrationality, so that's fine.

    I can't explain why "rake" bothers me as much as it does. Or "statcast" stats like exit velocity and "WAR." It makes me want to punch people in the mouth, and even that I can't explain. Why the mouth and not the nose, for example?

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (cY3LT)

    232 222: I understand it's pretty dirty

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (U7k5w)

    233 Max Boot @MaxBoot
    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.
    *******
    Maxipads Boot is having a SADZ

    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)

    234 I hope Buzz is still a practicing Christian. If so, he's definitely from the "muscular school" of Christianity which was quite popular in the late 1800's and early 1900's, and I guess was for Buzz.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (+0VWg)

    235
    Were Berkeley city council member Rigel Robinson to show up at my dwelling's door, I'd tell him, "Beggone, afore I sic the dogs on ye!"

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (jGqoT)

    236 Good morning, all you champions of truth, justice, and the American way!

    I was thinking, maybe I should quit coffee for a while, see if it matters to my health. Then up pops this thread. Hahaha. *sssiiipppp*

    FenelonSpoke #224:
    Buzz Aldrin punching someone in the face who said "I want you to swear on the Bible you walked on the moon. You're coward, liar and a thief." Good for Buzz.!

    Just re-watched that.

    It's a sad, tragic moment in American history...

    ...that Buzz would lose it like that and punch that fellow out...

    ...and we didn't get any better footage of the punch and the aftermath.

    That woman in yellow who blocked the camera was obviously a foreign agent. Possibly an extraterrestrial.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:22 AM (+npba)

    237
    Maxipads Boot is having a SADZ
    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)


    He's having a heavy flow day, from the sound of things.

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 10:23 AM (jGqoT)

    238 Oh -- THAT Las Vegas. There's one in New Mexico, too, and I thought, since the Alamogordo site is in NM, a museum devoted to atomic testing might be in that state as well. I'm sure there's some kind of historical site for visitors down in the SE desert, though.
    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (DHNlU)

    The National Atomic museum is in Albuquerque, after it got moved off of Kirkland AFB. And there's a store on the square that was the cover address for all those out at Los Alamos (that may be up at Santa Fe, rather than ABQ). There is, or used to be, a visitors center at the Very Large Array.

    Posted by: Fox2! at July 20, 2019 10:23 AM (MwFQu)

    239 My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least in her pictures.
    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)


    I hope she left a scathing Yelp review.

    Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:24 AM (t+qrx)

    240 My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple
    of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least
    in her pictures.


    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)
    setting for the story of Naman, the Syrian General, and Elisha, in 2 Kings. Naman has leprosy and is told the Prophet of Israel can cleanse him, Elijah tells him to wash himself 7 times in the Jordan River. Naman gets all pissed off and starts to leave, saying (paraphrased) "Why would this so-called Prophet send me to go wash myself in that nasty muddy river when there are plenty of clean rivers in the mountains of Syria I could wash myself in!!!" But his servants are more sensible, and say "come on, if the Prophet had asked you to do something hard, you would have done it, so why not do this easy thing?" So they talked him into it, and he was cleansed.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:24 AM (KS7KL)

    241 233 Max Boot @MaxBoot
    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.
    *******
    Maxipads Boot is having a SADZ
    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)

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

    Personally, I want to know why so many still trust government

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (WEBkv)

    242 From the NYT:

    Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

    -
    It was either leave or be arrested for trespass?
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (+y/Ru)


    Quotas. Gotta fill those orders.

    Lots of moving parts.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (cY3LT)

    243 My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least in her pictures.
    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

    -------

    The thing I remember most about the Jordan River is that, with a good running start, you could jump over it.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (v4v6L)

    244 "morning, Doc.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (q1BC2)

    245 Eh, could be worse, could be a Boston Red Sox fan. Talk about insufferable....

    Posted by: blake
    ________

    Anecdote: In 2004, the Red Sox had a winning streak -- I forget how many, maybe 13 games. I wasn't following baseball, but this was on the news. For some reason, I filed that away.

    Then the Red Sox were in the playoffs. This one Red Sox fan I knew was morose because they were down 3-0 in their series against the Yankees. I said that the Red Sox know how to win and I wouldn't out it past them to win four in a row and win the series. But he, being the greater baseball fan, proved me wrong. All the history and statistics and baseball stuff made it impossible. Besides, I was a Yankees fan (which wasn't true) so anything I said was dismissed (even if it to buoy the spirits of a Red Sox fan).

    So the arguments with baseball fans is another reason I just avoid the topic altogether. Too many of them really, really like to argue.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (ta49A)

    246 Who baptized John the Baptist? A non-dancer?

    Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (ldJ5T)

    247 The Rev. Bill Owens, a former Memphis pastor who heads the Coalition of African-American Pastors, called on Nike in a petition to end its relationship with Colin Kaepernick and produce "a select run of the Betsy Ross shoes for the benefit of veterans groups and organizations that help military families."

    . . . .

    In his letter to the president of Nike, Owens wrote that Kaepernick's views "are fringe opinions."

    "Removing the Betsy Ross flag shoes at his behest implies that your company shares his negative view of America, its founders, and the woman who designed the first flag," he wrote. "... For a long time, sport has been something that brings Americans together. Nike has been one of the companies we associate with 'Team USA.' Please don't tarnish that legacy by continuing to cater to anti-American politics."

    https://bit.ly/2JHkVGa

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:26 AM (+y/Ru)

    248 "Why would this so-called Prophet send me to go wash myself in that
    nasty muddy river when there are plenty of clean rivers in the mountains
    of Syria I could wash myself in!!!"



    The EPA should get right on that.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:26 AM (lwiT4)

    249 >>So the arguments with baseball fans is another reason I just avoid the topic altogether. Too many of them really, really like to argue.

    Since the very first baseball gaming, arguing has been a part of baseball. Advanced stats has taken it to a whole new level.

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:27 AM (K/2j/)

    250 My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least in her pictures.
    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

    I hope she left a scathing Yelp review.
    Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:24 AM (t+qrx)


    Heh. Yeah, I've seen pictures. Grimy little river, it is.

    Living near this gargantuan monster of a muddy river here, I'm always a bit mirthful when people talk mention these other so-called rivers, and how great they are.

    You're an open sewer, Jordan. Has anyone ever driven a car into you, then get sucked down into the muck so deeply and quickly the car was never found again?

    Then you ain't a real river. Poser.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:28 AM (cY3LT)

    251 no good deed --

    I actually have heard of one of those acts (Third Eye Blind) and they strike be as talented. I'm glad you enjoyed the show!

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:28 AM (ta49A)

    252 HOAs definitely have a place.

    And a well run HOA, with clear goals and rules will maintain property values.

    And as said earlier, don't like HOA's?

    Don't buy a home there.
    It's not like it's a secret that the organization exists, and you don't know it till after the closing.

    And if the HOA governance gets out of control...
    Most of them have Board elections every year.

    Run for a position, or sit in the bleachers nd yell 'you guys suck!!!'

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 10:28 AM (q1BC2)

    253 No doubt Ayanna Pressley would consider Rev. Bill Owens as not having an "authentic" Black voice, and no doubt Rev. Owens would be devastated by that. 's

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:29 AM (+0VWg)

    254 setting for the story of Naman, the Syrian General, and Elisha, in 2 Kings. Naman has leprosy and is told the Prophet of Israel can cleanse him, Elijah tells him to wash himself 7 times in the Jordan River. Naman gets all pissed off and starts to leave, saying (paraphrased) "Why would this so-called Prophet send me to go wash myself in that nasty muddy river when there are plenty of clean rivers in the mountains of Syria I could wash myself in!!!" But his servants are more sensible, and say "come on, if the Prophet had asked you to do something hard, you would have done it, so why not do this easy thing?" So they talked him into it, and he was cleansed.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:24 AM (KS7KL)
    -----------

    I think it was Elisha, not Elijah. Anyway, reading about Naaman is interesting, because it's obvious his servants think highly of him because they're willing to speak to him, and, better yet, Naaman is willing to listen.

    The part where Elisha comes out and Naaman is sort of put out by Elisha's attitude, because Naaman obviously expected a lot more ritual in order to be cleansed, is rather amusing.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:29 AM (WEBkv)

    255 246 Who baptized John the Baptist? A non-dancer?
    Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (ldJ5T)
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    Todd the Lifeguard, although this is strictly apocryphal.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:29 AM (v4v6L)

    256 Has anyone ever driven a car into you, then get sucked down into the muck so deeply and quickly the car was never found again?

    Dammit!

    Posted by: Ted! at July 20, 2019 10:30 AM (ykYG2)

    257 You're an open sewer, Jordan. Has anyone ever driven a car into you, then get sucked down into the muck so deeply and quickly the car was never found again?

    Then you ain't a real river. Poser.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:28 AM (cY3LT)
    --------------

    The Mississippi: To thick to drink; to thin to plow.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:30 AM (WEBkv)

    258 For The Swimmer, Lion Manatee of the Senate!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    259 Max Boot @MaxBoot
    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.
    *******
    Maxipads Boot is having a SADZ
    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)

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

    Personally, I want to know why so many still trust government
    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (WEBkv)


    Imagine being Max Boot, seeing a stat like that, and instantly "knowing" why people think the way they do.

    Imagine what other cockamamie bullshit nonsense must also be rolling around in that peapod of a skull of his. This is why I don't get mad at the nevertrumpers. They're miserable wretched human beings, and they know it. Or if they don't know it, they're by definition, clinically insane.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:32 AM (cY3LT)

    260 Maximum Booty @MadLibs
    [Random dart hit] has [some statistic presented as a bad thing]. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have [something something]... tea party [something something]... No other explanation possible. It's the Republicans!

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:32 AM (+npba)

    261 Since the very first baseball gaming, arguing has been a part of baseball. Advanced stats has taken it to a whole new level.
    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:27 AM (K/2j/)
    -------------

    The only new stat I really appreciate is: WHIP.

    The rest, eh.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:32 AM (WEBkv)

    262 233 Max Boot @MaxBoot
    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.

    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)


    So we're supposed to trust the government... just because?

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:33 AM (sdi6R)

    263 JackStraw - Do the Mets have any stats this season?

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:34 AM (lwiT4)

    264 Not my finest performance last night. Took Heidi to a steakhouse. Had vodkas on a days empty stomach. Hit me like a train. Asked for more blue cheese dressing for my salad. Picked up dish of dressing and then it was a slow motion film. Slipped from my hand, bounced on the table, I tried t grab it and knocked it to the floor where in bounced and spun, blue cheese spraying the legs of the people at the table cross from us and Heidis for good measure. Ugh.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:34 AM (l0HIT)

    265 And Rev. Owens will be get all kinds of hate mail-which again, will change his opinions. Good job, leftists.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:34 AM (+0VWg)

    266 "So we're supposed to trust the government... just because?"

    "Just because' is rather simplistic.


    Better to go with 'because they said so'

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 10:35 AM (q1BC2)

    267 Last weekend the French quarter was basically closed for the hurricane that wasn't, except for the hotel ones.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 10:35 AM (PUmDY)

    268 If there's anything a Jew knows, it's how an overpowerful government is wholly benevolent and will never turn on us.

    Lech tizdayen, Maxie.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:36 AM (ykYG2)

    269 Since the very first baseball gaming, arguing has been a part of baseball. Advanced stats has taken it to a whole new level.

    Posted by: JackStraw
    ________

    The guy -- a life-long, die-hard Red Sox fan -- seemed more pleased that he won this argument and proved -- PROVED!! -- that his Red Sox were going to fail to win the World Series than in the fact that, for the first time 436 years, the Red Sox won the World Series.

    I supposed I should've written this off as an aberration, but he isn't.

    (And please note that I typed "Red Sox" in every reference. Not "Bosox." Terms like Bosox, Chisox, Twinkies, Stros, Brew Crew, A's, M's, O's, Amazins, Halos, Nats, Bucs, Cards, Cubbies, Yanks, Phils, etc. are way overused.)

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:36 AM (ta49A)

    270 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:34 AM (l0HIT)

    --------

    Hah!

    Oh. So sorry to hear that.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:37 AM (v4v6L)

    271 >>JackStraw - Do the Mets have any stats this season?

    It's too hot to fight today. Particularly with a fan of a team that hadn't won since before man flew at Kitty Hawk and after a grand total of one win now thinks they invented the game.

    I'll simply respond with yes. Pete Alonso set the NL rookie record for HR's before the all-star game, in which he also won the HR derby.

    Wait till next year. No, I'm not bitter. Why do you ask?

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:37 AM (K/2j/)

    272 The part where Elisha comes out and Naaman is sort
    of put out by Elisha's attitude, because Naaman obviously expected a lot
    more ritual in order to be cleansed, is rather amusing.



    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:29 AM (WEBkv)
    yes, it's a good story about things not always being what you expect them to be. As for Elisha/Elijah - heh, look carefully at the first line of the post you quoted.My father in law, a devout baptist throughout his life, always said his favorite bible story of all was where Elisha calls two bears out of the woods who tear a group of young men - because they had been following Elisha on the road and shouting "go up, you baldhead!!!" Well it's pretty obvious why he liked that story so much.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:38 AM (KS7KL)

    273 Terms like Bosox, Chisox, Twinkies, Stros, Brew Crew, A's, M's, O's, Amazins, Halos, Nats, Bucs, Cards, Cubbies, Yanks, Phils, etc. are way overused.

    Can we still use Bungles for NFL season?

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:38 AM (ykYG2)

    274 Anecdote: In 2004, the Red Sox had a winning streak -- I forget how many, maybe 13 games. I wasn't following baseball, but this was on the news. For some reason, I filed that away.

    Then the Red Sox were in the playoffs. This one Red Sox fan I knew was morose because they were down 3-0 in their series against the Yankees. I said that the Red Sox know how to win and I wouldn't out it past them to win four in a row and win the series. But he, being the greater baseball fan, proved me wrong. All the history and statistics and baseball stuff made it impossible. Besides, I was a Yankees fan (which wasn't true) so anything I said was dismissed (even if it to buoy the spirits of a Red Sox fan).

    So the arguments with baseball fans is another reason I just avoid the topic altogether. Too many of them really, really like to argue.
    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (ta49A)


    It was the great Yankee, Yogi, who said it ain't over til it's over, and that's true.

    Baseball has all its history, and your friend was right, in that history was on the side of the series being over... except it wasn't. So he was wrong, he violated the one most sacrosanct rule of baseball, the Yogi rule.

    In '13, when the steroid raging Red Sox were beating the Cardinals (again), I turned off Game 6, because I "knew" it was over. A friend of mine sent me a text and told me the Cardinals had come back and won the game!

    Which they hadn't, but just two years earlier, in Game 6 of the '11 World Series, the Cards had come back from a seemingly insurmountable deficit to win that game, then the 7th game, to win the title.

    For a moment, my friend had me convinced it happened again... which alas, is the lesson of baseball. No, it ain't over until it is, and all your statcasting won't ever change that.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (cY3LT)

    275 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:34 AM (l0HIT)

    They serve long pig (Is that the name?) at the Steak House?

    Well, I'm sure the restaurant is used to people spilling things, and it's not as if you were deliberately trying to assault the other people with dressing.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (+0VWg)

    276 Hah!

    Oh. So sorry to hear that.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:37 AM (v4v6L)

    once I ate my meal and sobered up a bit, we started snickering about it. On the ride home we were hooting about it.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (l0HIT)

    277 I'll simply respond with yes. Pete Alonso set the NL rookie record for
    HR's before the all-star game, in which he also won the HR derby.



    That's a very respectable stat. See? We agree on something baseball-related. For now. Take a picture.



    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (lwiT4)

    278 JS, aren't you from Boston?

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 10:40 AM (PUmDY)

    279 We liked *urrrp* that story too.

    Posted by: the two bears at July 20, 2019 10:41 AM (ykYG2)

    280 Well, I'm sure the restaurant is used to people spilling things, and it's not as if you were deliberately trying to assault the other people with dressing.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (+0VWg)

    If I had my sh*it together at all I would have deadpanned the other table. "Try the blue cheese. Its delish."

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:41 AM (l0HIT)

    281 once I ate my meal and sobered up a bit, we started snickering about it. On the ride home we were hooting about it.
    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (l0HIT)

    --------

    For the sake of the other motorists, I hope this was a rideshare.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:41 AM (v4v6L)

    282 The nice thing about Mrs VIA getting a brand new iPad?

    Realizing that her POP e-mail account still has 57,000 e-mails on the server.

    Yeh, that was a fun project for last night.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 10:42 AM (q1BC2)

    283 once I ate my meal and sobered up a bit, we started snickering about it. On the ride home we were hooting about it.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (l0HIT)
    And then your parents looked at you and said "We can't take you ANYWHERE!!!!"

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:42 AM (KS7KL)

    284 For the sake of the other motorists, I hope this was a rideshare.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:41 AM (v4v6L)

    Heidi. 1 glass of wine. So yeah, shared the ride!

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:43 AM (l0HIT)

    285 >>JS, aren't you from Boston?

    Lived there for many years. About 8 blocks from Fenway. For a while, Jonathan Papelbon was my neighbor.

    Like 'em or hate 'em or not have any respect for them because of the abomination that is the Designated Hitter, Fenway is one of the coolest baseball parks on the planet.

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:43 AM (K/2j/)

    286 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:41 AM (l0HIT)

    One time when spouse ad I were dating we went to a steak house and ordered one Irish coffee each after the meal. They must have put half a cup of whiskey in it because were pretty sauced after dinner. Made it home through.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:44 AM (+0VWg)

    287 And then your parents looked at you and said "We can't take you ANYWHERE!!!!"

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:42 AM (KS7KL)

    Lol. No kidding Tom. Heidi was very graceful about it. Had a friend pass dead out at a restaurant. Face planted in his pasts. So it wasn't that.

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:45 AM (l0HIT)

    288 You're an open sewer, Jordan. Has anyone ever driven a car into you, then get sucked down into the muck so deeply and quickly the car was never found again?

    Then you ain't a real river. Poser.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:28 AM (cY3LT)
    --------------

    The Mississippi: To thick to drink; to thin to plow.
    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:30 AM (WEBkv)


    It's possible to "swim" in the Missisloppy, just north of St. Louis. People think that must be impossible, but it's not. There are spots where the current is powerful on one side it, and gentle on the other, with mucky, slimy, swimmable water on the other.

    I don't know why anyone would, but I have. Not in years, and it's so incredibly ugly, I can't understand why people gravitate to it, but there are (or were) houses on stilts, and a friend of mine's family had one as a "recreation" spot.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:45 AM (cY3LT)

    289 yes, it's a good story about things not always being what you expect them to be. As for Elisha/Elijah - heh, look carefully at the first line of the post you quoted.My father in law, a devout baptist throughout his life, always said his favorite bible story of all was where Elisha calls two bears out of the woods who tear a group of young men - because they had been following Elisha on the road and shouting "go up, you baldhead!!!" Well it's pretty obvious why he liked that story so much.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:38 AM (KS7KL)
    -----

    Heh, second look, yep.

    Interesting context about the "kids" story, from what I understand. These were not the "innocent yutes" of days past, but closer to the "spark of humanity" MS13 types.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:45 AM (WEBkv)

    290 All this baseball talk is taking me back to probably my favorite all time line here.

    BALL ONE!!! CUBS WIN!!!

    Right up there with "...in the history of things happening."

    Thanks for the laughs lady.
    You take care, ya hear?

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 10:45 AM (27q/y)

    291 One time when spouse ad I were dating we went to a steak house and ordered one Irish coffee each after the meal. They must have put half a cup of whiskey in it because were pretty sauced after dinner. Made it home through.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:44 AM (+0VWg)

    --------

    St. Dunnagin is the patron saint of drunk motorists.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:46 AM (v4v6L)

    292 Max Boot @MaxBoot

    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due
    mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea
    party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies
    such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.

    *******



    Just..WHO... is... THIS.... DOUCHEBAG???

    Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 20, 2019 10:46 AM (9Om/r)

    293 Agree, that and Wrigley.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 10:47 AM (PUmDY)

    294 Had a friend pass dead out at a restaurant. Face planted in his pasta

    "On second thought, I think I'll have the burger."

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:47 AM (ykYG2)

    295 Thanks for the laughs lady.

    You take care, ya hear?

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 10:45 AM (27q/y)


    Haha - I remember that, teej, I was so excited I about pulled out all my eyelashes. What fun that was! You take care as well, my friend.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:47 AM (lwiT4)

    296 Just..WHO... is... THIS.... DOUCHEBAG???

    Just another Pierre Omidyar salad-tosser.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:47 AM (ykYG2)

    297 I don't know why anyone would, but I have. Not in years, and it's so incredibly ugly, I can't understand why people gravitate to it, but there are (or were) houses on stilts, and a friend of mine's family had one as a "recreation" spot.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:45 AM (cY3LT)
    --------------

    In the spring, when I lived in Minneapolis, I'd go to the Stone Arch Bridge that goes over the Mississippi to look at the river during the spring thaw. Gave one a real appreciation for the term, "raging river."

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (WEBkv)

    298 St. Dunnagin is the patron saint of drunk motorists.
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:46 AM (v4v6L)

    I didn't know that there was a patron Saint for that.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (+0VWg)

    299 They must have put half a cup of whiskey in it because were pretty sauced after dinner. Made it home through.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:44 AM (+0VWg)


    Wow Fen...what a wild story Hope the horde can even read it. (teasing)

    Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (l0HIT)

    300 I also remember that claptrap about the Space program and "We need the money for the people down here!" And yes it came from the Soviets--indirectly of course--just like the Soviets inspired and bankrolled the Weatherman and all the 60's/70's radical groups. They paid to get that talking point out there, and the (mostly) unaware bleeding hearts and do-gooders did the rest....

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (NFEMn)

    301 I'm a-gonna go check out the links in the post now.

    Maybe catch up on earlier comments here, and the EMT, and the ONT after I hit the hay.

    Maybe I'll emerge in time for the Pets.

    🐢
    🐢
    🐢
    🐢
    🐢

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (+npba)

    302 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 10:34 AM (l0HIT)

    ===

    Don't feel bad. Clumsy is cute.
    Dick van Dyke
    John Ritter
    Chevy Chase

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (7ZSzf)

    303 >>Just..WHO... is... THIS.... DOUCHEBAG???

    A member in good standing of the Council on Foreign Relations uniparty permanent DC establishment that had run our foreign policy for decades pre-Trump.

    Trump has exposed them as self-important, know nothing hacks.

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:49 AM (K/2j/)

    304 I didn't know that there was a patron Saint for that.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (+0VWg)

    --------

    For all your theological needs, I'm here. After all, I'm a lawyer.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:49 AM (v4v6L)

    305 Fenway is one of the coolest baseball parks on the planet.
    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:43 AM (K/2j/)


    Only competition anymore is Wrigley.

    I don't know how St. Louis got it so wrong, and I'm probably a minority for saying so, but I hate their new(ish) park. It's like they said "hey, everyone else has gone retro with their ballparks, let's make the most generically sterile retro park we can think of." And they did.

    Compared to the others of this era, Washington, Pittsburgh, Philly, and a few others, the St. Louis park is so dull and lifeless, it's pathetic.

    Back when they jumped on the "cookie cutter" style in the 60s, they managed to have the one distinct park from that era. But somehow they blew it with this one.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:50 AM (cY3LT)

    306 A sweet little neocon.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 10:50 AM (PUmDY)

    307 (And please note that I typed "Red Sox" in every reference. Not "Bosox." Terms like Bosox, Chisox, Twinkies, Stros, Brew Crew, A's, M's, O's, Amazins, Halos, Nats, Bucs, Cards, Cubbies, Yanks, Phils, etc. are way overused.)
    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:36 AM (ta49A)

    ===

    Absolutely

    Posted by: New York Knickerbockers at July 20, 2019 10:50 AM (7ZSzf)

    308 They tweet at Buzz because they know to diss Buzz in real life is to get your smug face punched.

    That day, he became my hero all over again.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 10:51 AM (kQs4Y)

    309 Max Boot needs to change his name to Max Asshead.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 10:51 AM (Z+IKu)

    310 For a moment, my friend had me convinced it happened again... which alas, is the lesson of baseball. No, it ain't over until it is, and all your statcasting won't ever change that.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (cY3LT)

    I remember 2004 vividly and the truth is the Yankees lost the series in game 4 because once the Sawx one that one, ALL the pressure was on the Yankees. Boston had literally NOTHING to lose because, according to the stats, baseball lore and the odds, they had already "lost."

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 10:52 AM (NFEMn)

    311 Max Boot's parents were Ukrainian emigre's, clearly he longs for the days of Big Bro Joe. I love how he thinks that the Only Reason confidence in Government is down is because People Say Mean Things!!!
    I think I heard Pres Maduro in Venezuela saying the exact same thing recently.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:52 AM (KS7KL)

    312 Cannibal Bob: Wow Fen...what a wild story Hope the horde can even read it. (teasing)

    It's always heartwarming (or something) when FenelonSpoke lets us have a glimpse of her "letting her hair down."*

    *Figuratively speaking, Fen. Figuratively; I didn't forget.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:54 AM (+npba)

    313 I don't know why anyone would, but I have. Not in years, and it's so incredibly ugly, I can't understand why people gravitate to it, but there are (or were) houses on stilts, and a friend of mine's family had one as a "recreation" spot.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:45 AM (cY3LT)
    --------------

    In the spring, when I lived in Minneapolis, I'd go to the Stone Arch Bridge that goes over the Mississippi to look at the river during the spring thaw. Gave one a real appreciation for the term, "raging river."
    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:48 AM (WEBkv)


    I've been watching the '87 World Series recently... (yes, don't judge me), and McCarver (part of the ABC crew at the time) tossed out an interesting factoid... "The Metrodome is closer to the Mississippi river than Busch Stadium is."


    I'm not sure I believe him, but hell, maybe.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:54 AM (cY3LT)

    314 Fenway is one of the coolest baseball parks on the planet.


    Fenway is the Platonic ideal of baseball parks, which is why ever since the Baltimores decided that the toilet bowl design was wearing thin all of the parks have been based on Fenway.

    One that looks funny is the Phillies'. I've only seen it from the air. Fenway is Fenway because it was crammed into an urban setting. The Phillies' Fenway is in a vast expanse of parking lot. I'm sure it looks nice on the inside.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

    315 It's always heartwarming (or something) when FenelonSpoke lets us have a glimpse of her "letting her hair down."*

    --------

    "jacuzzi" is the magic word here.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:55 AM (v4v6L)

    316 I started drifting away from baseball after the 1994 strike. Then came the steroid era and home run records being broken every day. Then the constant fiddling with the rules. I still haven't come to terms with the DH. And I don't even know what most of the new stats mean.

    Somewhere the powers that be decided that all people want to see is home runs. It seems like everything today is either a home run or a strikeout.

    Not me. I think I would have been happier in the "deadball era" from 1900-1920. It sounds like there was more strategy back then. Batters put the ball in play, and games were much shorter than today, often under two hours.

    And all the pitching changes! The manager thinks, "Hmm. Pitcher A retires batter Y 1% more often than Pitcher B does. I'll put Pitcher A in to face Batter Y, then put Pitcher B in to face Batter Z." Or something like that.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:56 AM (sdi6R)

    317 For a moment, my friend had me convinced it happened again... which alas, is the lesson of baseball. No, it ain't over until it is, and all your statcasting won't ever change that.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:39 AM (cY3LT)

    I remember 2004 vividly and the truth is the Yankees lost the series in game 4 because once the Sawx one that one, ALL the pressure was on the Yankees. Boston had literally NOTHING to lose because, according to the stats, baseball lore and the odds, they had already "lost."
    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 10:52 AM (NFEMn)


    Yeah, being a Cardinals fan at the time, watching how Game 1 of the World Series unfolded, it was pretty darned clear how that series was going to go. And it did.

    Sometimes math don't explain it. Sometimes that intangible inevitability takes over and doesn't let go.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:57 AM (cY3LT)

    318 Max Boot's parents were Ukrainian emigre's, clearly he longs for the days of Big Bro Joe. I love how he thinks that the Only Reason confidence in Government is down is because People Say Mean Things!!!
    I think I heard Pres Maduro in Venezuela saying the exact same thing recently.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:52 AM (KS7KL)


    I don't think Boot is a "red." On the contrary. But I think he--along with people like Ralph Peters--totally lost it with Trump and actually BELIEVED with every fiber of their being -unlike the cynics in the Deep State--that Trump was indeed colluding and conspiring with Putin.

    I remember Boot in tears on Tucker's show talking about Trump doing Putin's bidding.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 10:59 AM (NFEMn)

    319 I went back to look at the content on the ONT....
    That golden peeing on the pups was hilarious!

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 10:59 AM (UUBmN)

    320 Max Boot @MaxBoot
    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.

    ---

    It's like Hillary complaining that the investigation into her illegal server cost her votes, or the people heartbroken because some dumbass drowned his kid trying to illegally enter the United States.

    Hey Max, you know what would've prevented the government being criticized or the agencies like the IRS, EPA, and FBI from being defamed?

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Joe Division: Plugs will tear us apart again at July 20, 2019 10:59 AM (FDYO5)

    321 Clarification: I'm not against the occasional use of nickname and cutesy terms. (I actually liked Lloyd Lindsey Young's use of "thunderboomers" when he did the weather.) But . . .

    In the late '90s, a guy said to me, "How 'bout those B-men?" I said, "Who are the B-men?" "The Broncos!" I said, "I've been a Broncos fan for over 20 years. We don't call them that."

    Chris Berman went from entertaining to a scourge rather quickly.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:59 AM (ta49A)

    322 Fenway is the Platonic ideal of baseball parks, which is why ever since the Baltimores decided that the toilet bowl design was wearing thin all of the parks have been based on Fenway.

    One that looks funny is the Phillies'. I've only seen it from the air. Fenway is Fenway because it was crammed into an urban setting. The Phillies' Fenway is in a vast expanse of parking lot. I'm sure it looks nice on the inside.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)


    From the air the Philly park looks like the Liberty Bell, which is pretty cool.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:00 AM (cY3LT)

    323 Yeah, being a Cardinals fan at the time

    I was an Astros fan at that time. That sucked.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 11:00 AM (ykYG2)

    324 Rickl, very jealous of your having gone to that spac show.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:00 AM (PUmDY)

    325 Yeah, being a Cardinals fan at the time, watching how Game 1 of the World Series unfolded, it was pretty darned clear how that series was going to go. And it did.

    Sometimes math don't explain it. Sometimes that intangible inevitability takes over and doesn't let go.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:57 AM (cY3LT)

    The Yankees weren't totally "clean"--no team in baseball was--but the Red Sox that year were a dirty team and they had the baseball establishment (George Mitchell and his biased report) covering for them.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (NFEMn)

    326 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:49 AM (v4v6L)

    Well, I DO know that St Thomas More is the Patron Saint for lawyers. Of course he was beheaded . I hope you won't be.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (+0VWg)

    327 Reading the links up top...

    The man gets booze and sexual favours in return for cleaning and child care

    Ye gads! As co-operative as I've occasionally been in "women's work," (and Milady's tackled many of my jobs time to time), never would we think of keeping track of, so to speak, tit for tat.

    I'm sure it's been said...

    That's not a man.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (+npba)

    328 Hey Max, you know what would've prevented the government being criticized or the agencies like the IRS, EPA, and FBI from being defamed?


    Oh wait, I know this one. Fidelity? Bravery? Integrity? Naw, none of that shit.

    Posted by: no good deed at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (MmFTx)

    329 Plato was a pimp. He could never have outthoughtThales of Miletus.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 11:02 AM (v4v6L)

    330 I think singles should be the most common hits and home runs the rarest. That's sort of how it was 100+ years ago.

    Come on, which is more exciting: A batter hitting the ball into the stands and standing there admiring his handiwork, or flying around the bases for a triple or inside-the-park home run? Time to re-deaden the ball.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:03 AM (sdi6R)

    331 That's not a man.

    Posted by: mindful webworker
    ________

    Yeah, but how many men's pit-stained T-shirts get donated?

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:03 AM (ta49A)

    332 Yeah, being a Cardinals fan at the time, watching how Game 1 of the World Series unfolded, it was pretty darned clear how that series was going to go. And it did.

    Sometimes math don't explain it. Sometimes that intangible inevitability takes over and doesn't let go.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:57 AM (cY3LT)
    --------------

    Yeah, stats are all well and good, but, in the end, baseball is played by people.

    By the way, watching the World Series is interesting, to me, because it's obvious the manager who places stats over "feel for the actual game" is probably going to lose every single time.

    Stats pretty much go out the window in a short series.

    Guys with career a career BA of 235 get hot, and hit over 300..yet, the manager pinch hits for the guy with the hot bat?

    Likewise, a mediocre pitcher has a hot streak yet, is lifted, due to stats, in a short series?

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 11:03 AM (WEBkv)

    333 Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:54 AM (+npba)

    I have short hair. There's not much to let down but that was **** mumble mumble**** years when I had hair past my shoulders so I guess I might have let my hair down.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 11:03 AM (+0VWg)

    334 Chris Berman went from entertaining to a scourge rather quickly.
    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:59 AM (ta49A)

    Von "PURPLE" Hayes! Tim "PURPLE" Raines!

    Jim "Two Sihouettes On" De Shaies.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:04 AM (NFEMn)

    335 From the air the Philly park looks like the Liberty Bell, which is pretty cool.


    Huh. I did not notice that.


    I hate Chris Berman. Sportsguys sometimes come up with catch phrases on the spur of the moment ("expect anything different!?). Berman sits in his lair seething over catch phrases and trying to shoehorn them into coverage.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:04 AM (fuK7c)

    336
    Well, I DO know that St Thomas More is the Patron Saint for lawyers. Of course he was beheaded . I hope you won't be.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (+0VWg)

    -------

    Funny. Even though I'm not Catholic, for years I carried around a little medal of Thomas More for good luck in court. I lost it years ago and I've been on a losing streak ever since.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 11:04 AM (v4v6L)

    337 Somewhere the powers that be decided that all people want to see is home runs. It seems like everything today is either a home run or a strikeout.

    Not me. I think I would have been happier in the "deadball era" from 1900-1920. It sounds like there was more strategy back then. Batters put the ball in play, and games were much shorter than today, often under two hours.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:56 AM (sdi6R)


    Bill James is famous for his stat analysis, but he's also a baseball historian, with almost nobody close to being his equal.

    He says the '50s were held up as some sort of ideal by baseball writers who cut their teeth in the 50s. Lots of New York writers who loved their Yankees and/or Dodgers (and why wouldn't they), and so thought the game was at its peak then.

    It wasn't.

    The numbers.. and yes, Bill James uses numbers, prove otherwise, that attendance was dropping dramatically all around the country, and the reason the Dodgers and Giants moved out west is not because the owners were greedy. They moved out west because if they hadn't they would have gone out of business before the decade was out.

    James speculates this is mostly because the game got so boring. It was home runs and strike outs and walks, and not much else.

    Much like today.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:05 AM (cY3LT)

    338 The man gets booze and sexual favours in return for cleaning and child care

    Ye gads! As co-operative as I've occasionally been in "women's work," (and Milady's tackled many of my jobs time to time), never would we think of keeping track of, so to speak, tit for tat.

    I'm sure it's been said...

    That's not a man.
    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (+npba)

    But wait. Isn't that he really does work??

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:05 AM (NFEMn)

    339 We literally had government agencies getting illegal warrants before illegally spying on private citizens - all the way up the opposing party presidential candidate - at the direction of the sitting Democrat POTUS, but we're not supposed to criticize the agencies.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Joe Division: Plugs will tear us apart again at July 20, 2019 11:06 AM (FDYO5)

    340 I'm glad that nobody demonized government before Trump became President. LOL.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 11:07 AM (+0VWg)

    341 I had time off from my summer job and watched every minute of the continual coverage of the moon landing. Can't recall how long that was but it went on for a couple of days or so. A LOT of coffee was consumed during it.

    It was a sad day for a young boy when I realized, sometime during the Gemini Program, that I was going to be way too big to be an astronaut. Even with the roomier capsules later, I would have taken up too much room. Bummer.

    Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 11:08 AM (bmdz3)

    342 Purple Raines was in my brain, lately things don't seem the same

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 11:09 AM (ykYG2)

    343 Yeah, being a Cardinals fan at the time, watching how Game 1 of the World Series unfolded, it was pretty darned clear how that series was going to go. And it did.

    Sometimes math don't explain it. Sometimes that intangible inevitability takes over and doesn't let go.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:57 AM (cY3LT)

    The Yankees weren't totally "clean"--no team in baseball was--but the Red Sox that year were a dirty team and they had the baseball establishment (George Mitchell and his biased report) covering for them.
    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (NFEMn)


    Yeah, I don't think anyone was clean then, and still think it's tolerated way too much. I've never been certain Albert Pujols' entire career is explained by anything better than solid use of chemistry.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:09 AM (cY3LT)

    344 Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:01 AM (NFEMn)


    Yeah, I don't think anyone was clean then, and still think it's tolerated way too much. I've never been certain Albert Pujols' entire career is explained by anything better than solid use of chemistry.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:09 AM (cY3LT)


    By "anyone" I mean any given team. Individual players, sure.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:09 AM (cY3LT)

    345 We literally had government agencies getting illegal warrants before illegally spying on private citizens . . .

    Posted by: Moron Robbie
    ________

    Law enforcement at the top-most levels have become political organs. Law enforcement at the bottom-most levels have become profit-and-loss centers, funding local governments with traffic tickets. But believe the cop if you're on a jury because something.

    Yeah OK.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:10 AM (ta49A)

    346 337
    They moved out west because if they hadn't they would have gone out of business before the decade was out.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:05 AM (cY3LT)


    There is a famous photo of the Boston Braves' ballpark taken around 1952 or 53 showing one single fan sitting in a bleacher section. They headed to Milwaukee shortly thereafter.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:11 AM (sdi6R)

    347 Well, time to go be productive.

    Later, all!

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 11:12 AM (WEBkv)

    348 There is a famous photo of the Boston Braves' ballpark taken around 1952 or 53 showing one single fan sitting in a bleacher section.

    He must have farted !

    Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:13 AM (arJlL)

    349 Why doesn't Sirius have a Stones channel?

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:13 AM (PUmDY)

    350 Yeah, I don't think anyone was clean then, and still think it's tolerated way too much. I've never been certain Albert Pujols' entire career is explained by anything better than solid use of chemistry.
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:09 AM (cY3LT)

    I've grown cynical of that whole era and the fact that pitchers did that shit too makes me think, "Fuck it--it was even in the cheating."

    I'm still not convinced that supposedly "clean" players like Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas were all that pure.

    And Rickey Henderson was more ripped in his 20th year in the game --and beyond--than he had been when he was in his 20's. No one can convince me that he wasn't heavily using in order to stretch and extend his career.
    He played until he was 44.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:14 AM (NFEMn)

    351 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)
    *********
    Try PNC Park in Pittsburgh
    *********
    Sadly MLB & The Huge Markets don't give a fuck about small Market teams & especially their Fans

    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 11:14 AM (BqBId)

    352 >38 Everyday we can see glimpses of God if we keep our minds and hearts open to that.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM

    And sometimes Jesus drops it practically in our laps because we're blind, as happened two weekends ago to me!

    God winks, Naughty, Godwinks

    Posted by: Kactus at July 20, 2019 11:14 AM (JdMSR)

    353
    Law enforcement at the top-most levels have become political organs. Law enforcement at the bottom-most levels have become profit-and-loss centers, funding local governments with traffic tickets. But believe the cop if you're on a jury because something.

    Yeah OK.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:10 AM (ta49A)

    --

    I've reached the point where I'm 100% okay with a few criminals needing to be handled at local levels because we disbanded the FBI. Their presence is not worth the damage to citizens and freedom.

    And I'm not the only person who would now have a hard time saying "guilty" if I'm ever on jury duty in a federal case involving an FBI investigation, and it's entirely because of the FBI's actions in showing what they have become.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Joe Division: Plugs will tear us apart again at July 20, 2019 11:15 AM (FDYO5)

    354 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 11:04 AM (v4v6L)

    You can probably order another one from Amazon o from a more spiritual avenue EWTN-which is the Catholic station. For some reason they send me ads about religious items.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 11:15 AM (+0VWg)

    355 Why doesn't Sirius have a Stones channel?
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:13 AM (PUmDY)

    Lord knows they have a big enough catalog to sustain one.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:15 AM (NFEMn)

    356 From the air the Philly park looks like the Liberty Bell, which is pretty cool.

    ----------------------
    Huh. I did not notice that.


    I hate Chris Berman. Sportsguys sometimes come up with catch phrases on the spur of the moment ("expect anything different!?). Berman sits in his lair seething over catch phrases and trying to shoehorn them into coverage.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:04 AM (fuK7c)


    I think it's fairly subtle, but it's there. I just noticed, looking for decent pics of it, ye old Veterans stadium appears to have a similar design to it, the shape of the field, how it fans out toward the outfield.

    Somebody knew what they were doing.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:15 AM (cY3LT)

    357 Why doesn't Sirius have a Stones channel?
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:13 AM (PUmDY)

    Because Roger Stone sounds like a castrated whale

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:16 AM (m8J9w)

    358 The Red Sox have been sold out for so long and so consistently that going to Fenway is not cheap. I have wondered how my father (who didn't really care about baseball) was able to take me to so many games. He was not a guy to spend money.

    Then I saw a documentary about the 1967 "impossible dream" season. On Opening Day there were about 6,000 people in the stands.

    The '66 team had been the worst team in baseball, but still.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:17 AM (fuK7c)

    359 BNL NEWS @BreakingNLive
    BREAKING: Iran has forced an Algerian tanker to enter its waters, unclear why. Comes after two U.K. tankers were seized by Iran yesterday

    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 11:17 AM (BqBId)

    360 The Montreal Expos had a loyal following -- just not a big enough following. Then they announced their move.

    Youppi, the popular Expos' mascot, prepared for the move. The Nationals (as they were renamed) said No, you're not part of our future.

    Then the Montreal Canadiens, rich with tradition and never seeing the need for a mascot, hired Youppi.

    In the world of sports, there's something different, special and good about hockey.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:18 AM (ta49A)

    361 In June the U.S. military began moving equipment and hundreds of troops back to a military base in Saudi Arabia that the U.S. deserted more than 15 years ago, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the deployment.

    Over the coming weeks the deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base, intended to counter the threat from Iran, will grow to include fighter jets and Patriot long-range missile defense systems, the officials said. The Patriots have already arrived at the base and should be operational in mid-July, while the aircraft are expected to arrive in August.


    The second tanker, the Mesdar, was released with a warning. Iran still has the first British tanker

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:18 AM (m8J9w)

    362 I hate Chris Berman. Sportsguys sometimes come up with catch phrases on the spur of the moment ("expect anything different!?). Berman sits in his lair seething over catch phrases and trying to shoehorn them into coverage.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:04 AM (fuK7c)

    Anyone ever listen to John Sterling, the radio guy for the Yankees?
    He lives to launch into his increasingly irritating convoluted and corny home run calls, specific to each player on the team.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:19 AM (NFEMn)

    363 President Trump said he would personally vouch for rapper A$AP Rockys bail.


    The commander-in-chief said Saturday he made the promise in a phone call with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

    Racist!

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:20 AM (m8J9w)

    364 Anyone ever listen to John Sterling, the radio guy for the Yankees?
    He lives to launch into his increasingly irritating convoluted and corny home run calls, specific to each player on the team.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:19 AM (NFEMn)


    Ah give the old guy a break. I have a hunch he will not be with us much longer

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:21 AM (m8J9w)

    365 They moved out west because if they hadn't they would have gone out of business before the decade was out.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:05 AM (cY3LT)

    There is a famous photo of the Boston Braves' ballpark taken around 1952 or 53 showing one single fan sitting in a bleacher section. They headed to Milwaukee shortly thereafter.
    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:11 AM (sdi6R)


    Yeah, I doubt many people know the Braves came from Boston. I watched a couple documentaries recently, on the early days of the Milwaukee Braves! Very cool films, and they were raving about the attendance.

    The films were sales pitches, but I don't care, obviously. Seeing them talk about that exciting new player, Henry Aaron, it's fascinating stuff.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:22 AM (cY3LT)

    366 Lord knows they have a big enough catalog to sustain one.

    ---

    That's not how sirius/XM works.

    I listen to two or three channels. On each they seem to have bought one best-of CD of the genre, press the "repeat" button on the player, and let it roll day in and day out.

    I'm sure it's related to royalties, but jeez there's a lot of music out there.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Joe Division: Plugs will tear us apart again at July 20, 2019 11:22 AM (FDYO5)

    367 "That's not how sirius/XM works. " was meant in a joking sense, btw. It came across sounding smarmy and I'm sorry about that.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Joe Division: Plugs will tear us apart again at July 20, 2019 11:23 AM (FDYO5)

    368 The Nola show poster has the lick icon done in Mardi Gras beads.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:24 AM (PUmDY)

    369 That's not how sirius/XM works.

    I listen to two or three channels. On each they seem to have bought one best-of CD of the genre, press the "repeat" button on the player, and let it roll day in and day out.

    I'm sure it's related to royalties, but jeez there's a lot of music out there.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Joe Division: Plugs will tear us apart again at July 20, 2019 11:22 AM (FDYO5)

    367 "That's not how sirius/XM works. " was meant in a joking sense, btw. It came across sounding smarmy and I'm sorry about that.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - Joe Division: Plugs will tear us apart again at July 20, 2019 11:23 AM (FDYO5)


    Well what ever, but without Sirius i would go crazy making some of the long drives I do. It keeps me sane, well relatively

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:25 AM (m8J9w)

    370 Why doesn't Sirius have a Stones channel?
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:13 AM (PUmDY

    Because the Stones suck.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 11:26 AM (ywNoU)

    371 Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:09 AM (cY3LT)

    I've grown cynical of that whole era and the fact that pitchers did that shit too makes me think, "Fuck it--it was even in the cheating."

    I'm still not convinced that supposedly "clean" players like Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas were all that pure.

    And Rickey Henderson was more ripped in his 20th year in the game --and beyond--than he had been when he was in his 20's. No one can convince me that he wasn't heavily using in order to stretch and extend his career.
    He played until he was 44.
    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:14 AM (NFEMn)


    Yep. Henderson strikes me as a guy who managed to get away with it, because he wasn't mashing home runs (or striking people out), but his sustained level of play is not natural, nor was his muscle growth in his late 30s/early 40s.

    Griffey and Thomas, as well as Jeff Bagwell and Jim Thome are all suspect, but they managed to have a career arc that didn't include getting better in their late 30s, so everyone assumes they must have been clean. I think that's more wishful thinking than anything else.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:26 AM (cY3LT)

    372 Sirius seems to be built on cross promotion. Billy Joel does a show for Howard Stern and then there's a Billy Joel channel for a while. Craig Ferguson appeared on the Stern show when he got a Sirius show.

    The Stones could probably get a channel if they cared and wanted to provide any corporate benefit to Sirius, but I doubt that they do.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:26 AM (fuK7c)

    373 The Beatles channel is cool because they play the covers done by others.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:27 AM (PUmDY)

    374 Well what ever, but without Sirius i would go crazy making some of the long drives I do. It keeps me sane, well relatively

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:25 AM (m8J9w)

    -

    Same here. I keep a subscription just to have reliable access to classical music.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 11:28 AM (FSE9b)

    375 Because the Stones suck.
    Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 11:26 AM (ywNoU)

    ---------

    *piano music stops*

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 11:28 AM (v4v6L)

    376 Guys with career a career BA of 235

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 11:03 AM (WEBkv)

    Makes $5mil/yr.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 20, 2019 11:28 AM (ykq7q)

    377 Why doesn't Sirius have a Stones channel?
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


    Asking the important questions.

    Shibumi and I have had the same conversation.

    And why not The Who having their own channel?

    Tom Petty? Bruce Springsteen (ugh)? Pearl Jam? Jimmy Buffett? The Grateful Dead?

    They all have their own channel (along with Elvis and the Beatles), so why not the Stones?

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 11:29 AM (S6Pax)

    378 @hthjones

    BREAKING: footage has been released of the IRGC operation to seize a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday

    Video: https://tinyurl.com/y47dcf7v

    Posted by: Tami at July 20, 2019 11:30 AM (cF8AT)

    379 *piano music stops*

    Posted by: Cicero
    ________

    Well, the Rolling Stones do suck, you know.

    *bartender ducks behind the bar*

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:30 AM (ta49A)

    380 I am sure if Sirius paid enough, the Stones would agree.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:31 AM (PUmDY)

    381 Welp, since it's 6:30 pm in Russia I'm going downstairs to get drunk. Later losers.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 11:31 AM (v4v6L)

    382 hey Cicero, a good friend who is involved in a lawsuit against a couple of hospitals for hiring a sexual predator called me last night sobbing after a taped deposition that lasted two days. She said the defendant's lawyers were horrible bullies. Today I called her to see how she was doing....and she told me my name came up during the deposition so I"ll probably be called as a witness.
    So how fucked am I?

    Posted by: vivi at July 20, 2019 11:32 AM (11H2y)

    383 Guys with career a career BA of 235

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 11:03 AM (WEBkv)

    Makes $5mil/yr.
    Posted by: BignJames at July 20, 2019 11:28 AM (ykq7q)


    .236, thank you.

    If I played today I'd be a superstar, not a dumb joke, like everybody says. I want RESPECT!

    Posted by: Dave Kingman at July 20, 2019 11:32 AM (cY3LT)

    384 Why doesn't Sirius have a Stones channel? "

    IIRC, they did. Then their "fan base" died off...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 11:32 AM (6qErC)

    385 *bartender ducks behind the bar*


    *jumps over the bar and grabs the neck of a bottle*


    The Rolling Stones are and have always been the world's greatest rock and roll band.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:32 AM (fuK7c)

    386 So how fucked am I?

    Posted by: vivi at July 20, 2019 11:32 AM (11H2y)


    Buy a case of KY jelly

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:32 AM (m8J9w)

    387 Yeah, I doubt many people know the Braves came from Boston.
    .
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:22 AM (cY3LT)

    They were the Boston Beaneaters first.

    Posted by: BignJames at July 20, 2019 11:33 AM (ykq7q)

    388 386 - yep, I thought so.

    Posted by: vivi at July 20, 2019 11:34 AM (11H2y)

    389 footage has been released of the IRGC operation to seize a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday "

    Rigged, then. Else why did they slow?

    I smell a rat. Bigley.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 11:34 AM (6qErC)

    390 My serious answer:

    Look at a clock and take note of the time. Now listen to The Beatles. Listen to covers of The Beatles. Listen to Wings and George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys and anything else that's Beatles-related. When you get sick of this, take note of the time again.

    Do the same for The Rolling Stones. (You might need a stopwatch.) A typical listener will tune out relatively quickly, I'd imagine.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:35 AM (ta49A)

    391 Yeah, I doubt many people know the Braves came from Boston.
    .
    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 11:22 AM (cY3LT)

    last Team Babe Ruth played for or hit a home run for

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:35 AM (m8J9w)

    392 NASA TV coverage has started. Soyuz MS-13 will launch to the ISS at 12:28 pm EDT.

    https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

    Or you can watch it in Russian:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB3PhS-96M

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:36 AM (sdi6R)

    393 From Think Progress:

    "Trump policies push parts of Florida and Texas to endure five months a year of a heat index over 100 degrees."

    -
    Yeah, boy, prior to 2017 you always had to have a sweater with you in Florida and Texas.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

    394 *jumps over the bar and grabs the neck of a bottle*

    The Rolling Stones are and have always been the world's greatest rock and roll band.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch
    ________

    When their thoughts at last grow too big for their skulls

    It's the nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms

    (Don't report this.)

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:38 AM (ta49A)

    395 Deposition practice:

    https://youtu.be/A6KC2UNawYY

    Would it be okay if I wear a mask?
    Do you have a mask?
    Don't you worry about that.

    (later family gets angry and knocks a lamp over on mama's head)

    OH LAWD CALL AN AM-BOW-LANCE! We're going to sue!

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 11:39 AM (FSE9b)

    396 > Yeah, boy, prior to 2017 you always had to have a sweater with you in Florida and Texas.

    Texas and Florida never went above 80 degrees in July before Trump.

    It's science, dude. Why do you hate and deny science?

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 11:39 AM (GDooN)

    397 > Do the same for The Rolling Stones. (You might need a stopwatch.) A
    typical listener will tune out relatively quickly, I'd imagine.
    And yet somehow they're still selling out stadiums, nearly 60 years after they were formed. It is a puzzlement.


    Nah, I could listen to classic Stones all day.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 11:41 AM (GDooN)

    398 > Listen to Wings and George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys and anything else that's Beatles-related.

    I'm already sick of that and I haven't even started.
    Beatles: good. Beatles knock-offs (including ones that include former Beatles): suck hind tit.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 11:43 AM (GDooN)

    399 Even disco Stones like Miss You is awesome.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:43 AM (PUmDY)

    400 Rolling Stones greatest band?

    Opinions are like noses everyone has one
    Unless you're a leper's I suppose

    Posted by: Mis. Hum. Phone at July 20, 2019 11:44 AM (aA3+G)

    401 I'm so brain dead that just doing a blog post takes forever but here's one

    shilling 3 Moron authors series that are on Kindle Unlimited because there is a KU deal right now - 3 months for the price of one

    linky in nicky

    Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 11:44 AM (dm05u)

    402 393 From Think Progress:

    "Trump policies push parts of Florida and Texas to endure five months a year of a heat index over 100 degrees."

    -
    Yeah, boy, prior to 2017 you always had to have a sweater with you in Florida and Texas.
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 11:36 AM (+y/Ru


    I'm trying, and failing, to think of a Trump policy that would have impacted the weather in Florida and Texas. The closest thing I can come up with is not sending US taxpayer money to rich people in other countries so they can care about the environment without competing time demands of having to do something productive to earn income.

    Posted by: Emmie at July 20, 2019 11:46 AM (4HMW8)

    403 > Even disco Stones like Miss You is awesome.
    Yep. The number of different genres represented on the Some Girls album is...impressive. Disco (Miss You), country (Far Away Eyes), raunchy blues (the title track), new wave-ish stuff (Shattered)...

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 11:47 AM (GDooN)

    404 Funny news story of the week is Michigan man cited for failure to leash his pet alligator.

    Michigan man!

    Posted by: sinmi at July 20, 2019 11:47 AM (A5IVt)

    405 It's hot everywhere. Temperature over 100 at Baikonur.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:47 AM (sdi6R)

    406 > It's hot everywhere. Temperature over 100 at Baikonur.

    Not here in Alaska any more, thank god. We're back to normal summer temperatures.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 11:48 AM (GDooN)

    407 Trump and Putin are colluding on the weather, apparently.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:48 AM (sdi6R)

    408 My Dad was in Vietnam while Mom and brother and i watched the moon landing on the 19" black and white teevee on the wireframe rolling cart in the dining room.

    I can still see that moment in my mind. I'm in the same house right now.
    ***********

    Hey Jeff. Congrads on new job. Good luck to you other morons in the hunt.

    Posted by: torabora at July 20, 2019 11:48 AM (Y274z)

    409
    They all have their own channel (along with Elvis and the Beatles), so why not the Stones?
    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron


    Is there a Slim Whitman channel? Zamfir?

    Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:49 AM (aKsyK)

    410 Nood moon landing.

    Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 11:50 AM (GDooN)

    411 Trump policies push parts of Florida and Texas to endure five months a year of a heat index over 100 degrees."

    Hmm. Forecast is for surprisingly low temps next week, so...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 11:50 AM (6qErC)

    412 405 It's hot everywhere. Temperature over 100 at Baikonur.
    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:47 AM (sdi6R)


    I think one of the reasons totalitarians hate people over 29 is because we remember other times in the past when the temps were over 100.

    Posted by: Emmie at July 20, 2019 11:50 AM (4HMW8)

    413 nood

    Posted by: HA at July 20, 2019 11:50 AM (MAstk)

    414 >>Jim "Two Sihouettes On" De Shaies.

    Oddibe "Young Again" McDowell is a personal favorite.

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 11:51 AM (K/2j/)

    415 watched the moon landing on the 19" black and white teevee on the wireframe rolling cart

    Heh, we had the same. All four of us were watching. It was so amazing!

    Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 11:51 AM (BLFnH)

    416 Heh - if you like the Stones, more power to you.

    Also - if you like The Beatles, try ELO.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 11:52 AM (ta49A)

    417 Sunny and 58 here in Seattle


    The Stones suck

    I prefer Eric Clapton

    Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:52 AM (PkVlr)

    418 Yep. The number of different genres represented on the Some Girls album is...impressive.


    You could make a few solid country albums from the Stones' catalog. They have released pure blues albums.

    They are genre-fluid.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:52 AM (fuK7c)

    419 Anyone ever listen to John Sterling, the radio guy for the Yankees?
    He lives to launch into his increasingly irritating convoluted and corny home run calls, specific to each player on the team.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:19 AM (NFEMn)


    Ah give the old guy a break. I have a hunch he will not be with us much longer
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:21 AM (m8J9w)

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 11:56 AM (NFEMn)

    420 Mick's Wandering Spirit lp is fantastic. Evening Gown is an amazing country song.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:57 AM (PUmDY)

    421 Yep. The number of different genres represented on the Some Girls album is...impressive.


    You could make a few solid country albums from the Stones' catalog. They have released pure blues albums.

    They are genre-fluid.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:52 AM (fuK7c)

    I'm being willowed but I just want to say that The Stones came from an era where you had to play live in clubs in so you had to know how to play rock, blues, country, R&B---which really are not that much different than each other structurally.

    The influences of the individual Stones were all of that, plus jazz (Charlie Watts.)

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:00 PM (NFEMn)

    422 Speaking of The Stones, there's a You Tube video up of them doing "Bob Willis is Still the King" in Dallas.
    They are very convincing as a country band--and they blow what passes for country these days totally out of the water.

    Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:02 PM (NFEMn)

    423
    Over the coming weeks the deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base, intended to counter the threat from Iran, will grow to include fighter jets and Patriot long-range missile defense systems, the officials said. The Patriots have already arrived at the base and should be operational in mid-July, while the aircraft are expected to arrive in August.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 11:18 AM



    I deployed to PSAB (aka Al's Garage for Al Kharg) in '98 supporting Operation Southern Watch. Lived in tent City.

    120 degrees every day... But it was a dry heat!

    Posted by: Spun & Murky at July 20, 2019 12:04 PM (4DCSq)

    424 It's still Kennedy Space Flight Center, but the landmass reverted to being called Cape Canaveral back in the 1990's, I think.
    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:28 AM (S6Pax)


    KSC and CCAFS are two separate chunks of real estate. Different gates and security... but once in one there are connections between the two. CCAFS security can and will stop you if you cross over from KSC with certain types of vehicles.

    Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 20, 2019 12:33 PM (1g7ch)

    425 Texas is funny that way. Virtually no zoning laws. You buy a house and your neighbor turns his into a noisy, stinky anything. People want HOAs so their neighbors cannot park their cars on the lawn, etc.
    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:44 AM (I5SAg)

    My "lawn" is covered by cars. less grass to mow.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 12:34 PM (abNpZ)

    426 Sportsguys sometimes come up with catch phrases on the spur of the moment ("expect anything different!?).

    ==========
    When the Tigers opened Comerica Park the assh*le sportswriters in Detroit tried to christen it 'CoPa'. That went nowhere fast!

    A generation earlier they tried to hang PonMet on the Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium, which eventually became rhe Silverdome.
    Sportswriters are idiots!

    Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at July 20, 2019 12:40 PM (dmoiP)

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