The Morning Rant

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And now, a primer on trolls:

Serious question - what purpose does a troll here fulfill?

What good do they think it does for their side?

Posted by: Tonypete at March 11, 2020 11:56 AM (Y4EXg)

Good question.

First, let's list why they're not here:

--They're not here to talk to you.
--They're not here to argue a point with facts and reasons.
--They're not here to get involved in the general conversation.

No, they only have one purpose, and that is: to spread FUD. What's FUD? FUD an acronym for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. The intent is to dispirit, dishearten, and demoralize, to fill their political enemies (us) with a sense of impending doom.

In many cases, what we're seeing is a troll sub-species called a "moby", which is a troll pretending to be on our side but who continually brings up fake news. It gets its name from the musician Moby who once bragged about sneaking on to conservatives blogs and lamenting over one of the Bush daughters getting an abortion (which of course was a lie)

Another name for this type is "concern troll."

But this leads to the next question: why? Why do they think this will work? We can all spot them instantly. We can all see their bogus statistics and their fake hand-wringing for what they are, namely, just another kind of fake news. Few, if any, AoSHQ morons are taken in by any of the various Kurts and Gregs and Nos that show up day after day peddling their crap.

I think they do it because they think it'll work. And how do they know it will work? For the same reason they accuse everyone else of being "haters." It's their go-to insult because progressives themselves are great haters, and, in fact, progressive ideology is basically a license to hate. They project out what they see in themselves.

Bottom line is, they think it'll work on us because they know it'll work on them.

Signs of mental instability are abundant among progressives. Look at their online profiles. Many admit to being on psychiatric medications (anxiety, OCD, and depression) or in counseling. Many do weird things, such as dye their hair florescent green and get various parts of their bodies pierced and tattooed. And consequently spend much energy convincing others (and themselves) that such things are normal, even praiseworthy.

It's a point worthy of debate whether progressivism makes people mentally ill or does it simply attract people who are already mentally ill?

Perhaps we're seeing a bit of both.

At any rate, I am convinced that the progressive mind is a fragile mind, and it needs constant support and affirmation in order to function at a level approaching normality. This is why they hate opposition, *any* opposition. They cannot bear to hear any discouraging words. And why their demands for "tolerance" suddenly become demands for "acceptance" and then "admiration."

So if you go to a progressive blog or discussion group and drop hints that Bernie is crashing or, even better, that because the impeachment attempt failed, Trump automatically gets an additional term, that will send a good number of them into a depression.

These are people who are confused about themselves and the world. Some of them don't even know what gender they are. When I look at someone with fluorescent green hair and various parts of their bodies inked, pierced, or otherwise mutilated, these are not indications of stability.

Although I've thought about doing a little trolling myself. That is, go to a left-wing blog and say stuff like, "You know, I heard Trump's approval numbers are way up today" and "voters may not like Trump, but they absolute despise Joe Biden", or simply "There's just no way Biden can win." But then I feel bad. It would be like beating up on a crippled kid, and I hate to be a bully.



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And Now, the Dulcet Tones of Nick Searcy:

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Friday's celebs: Booker Bradshaw was a very talented guy: actor, singer, and he also wrote for TV shows and movies. In addition, he worked for as the international manager for Motown Records for a while, and supervised such groups as The Temptations and The Supremes when they toured Europe. He had a role in the 70s blaxploitation film Coffy along with actress Pam Grier.



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Comments

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1 Rant!!

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (vd8XM)

2 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (zZbCU)

3 Report: Obama Admin Depleted Stockpile of N95 Masks, Never Restored

Figures.

https://tinyurl.com/ssuoqe8

The Washington Examiner, citing Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times, reported Monday that the Obama administration used millions of N95 masks in the fight against the H1N1 virus in 2009, but did not replace them:

lazy incompetent worst

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (vEIlU)

4 I called 'em over

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 11:14 AM (vd8XM)

5 So CNN is a troll?

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 11:14 AM (88+cf)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 11:14 AM (arJlL)

7 Tater tots?

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (Zm+LZ)

8 I'd of been first but was looking at the who dis pics.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (axyOa)

9 No idea on Who Dis. None.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (2GjZZ)

10

Obama depletes N95 masks.
Obama puts out a Pandemic series on Netflix.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (vEIlU)

11 Two Golden Age of H'wood people. The guy, I think, is the fellow who starred with Bette Davis in Dark Victory and other movies -- George something. She looks something like Virginia Mayo, but she's not. I'm lost.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (rpbg1)

12 8 I'd of been first but was looking at the who dis pics.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (axyOa)

I would have been first but I was watching the dog and ducks video from the sidebar.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (Ez6QX)

13 Tater tots and mustard!

Should be a good group.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (SENHs)

14 Joe is about to give his Corona virus "talk"... Must have heard Cuomo's footsteps

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (5bxa0)

15 group hug!!!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (G546f)

16 Maryland is closing all non-essential businesses and facilities starting at 5 p.m. today, and upping enforcement against large gatherings.

There is no shelter-in-place order being issued, just a "please stay the heck home, for heaven's sake!"

Posted by: Vendette, Turning 29 Once Again at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (nRNOc)

17 The Washington Examiner, citing Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times, reported Monday that the Obama administration used millions of N95 masks in the fight against the H1N1 virus in 2009, but did not replace them:

lazy incompetent worst
Posted by: artisanal 'ette a


Wheres Joe? They should ask him about this

Posted by: LASue at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (LaluL)

18 Not twatwaffles?

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (X/Pw5)

19 Serious question. What IS the function of MUMR? He seems like a Vestigial Organ.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (90T4r)

20 Don't know him but is that Bette Davis?

Posted by: Blanco at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (HltPS)

21 11 Two Golden Age of H'wood people. The guy, I think, is the fellow who starred with Bette Davis in Dark Victory and other movies -- George something. She looks something like Virginia Mayo, but she's not. I'm lost.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (rpbg1)


Yes, the guy's first name is George and I found out that he was Bette Davis' favorite leading man.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (WJy0R)

22 15 group hug!!!!!
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (G546f)

Social distancing!

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (Zm+LZ)

23 George Brent?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (rpbg1)

24 @guypbenson

Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits

Source writes, "not only are these completely unrelated to the coronavirus epidemic, they could prevent companies from participating in the loan programs altogether - directly causing unnecessary layoffs."

Flashback to this quote over the weekend:

"This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision," Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told lawmakers, according to a source on the call.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (cF8AT)

25 Not twatwaffles?
Posted by: BignJames

That's the way I read it at first too.

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (vd8XM)

26 Willowed:

And I knew this was coming - MA guv issues advisory shelter in place effective tomorrow through April 7.

https://tinyurl.com/s98pxox

At least it isn't mandatory. Yet.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (2JVJo)

27 Don't know him but is that Bette Davis?
Posted by: Blanco at March 23, 2020


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Can't be. Her eyes are not bugging out.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (rpbg1)

28 There's no polite way to discuss totwaffles.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (uM6CE)

29 Call Nancy Pelosi's office and tell to stop playing games with our lives.
202-225-4965

Posted by: redridinghood at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (wiXsO)

30 20 Don't know him but is that Bette Davis?
Posted by: Blanco at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (HltPS)


No. I don't think Bette Davis had gams like that. Perhaps you're thinking of Betty Grable, who did. But it's not her, either.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (WJy0R)

31 Elmer Fud: "Shhh! Be vewy, vewy quiet! I'm dispiwiting and demowalizing!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (dfRN6)

32 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (uZuKb)

33 Look, when I was growing up, we had the whooping cough. Now I was a tough kid and let me tell you, I whooped that coughs ass! Mom always said I had nice leg hair.

Do I smell licorice?


I'm Joe Biden and I'm running for Congress!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (SENHs)

34 No, they only have one purpose, and that is: to spread FUD. What's FUD? FUD an acronym for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.


FUDS




Stupidity

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (1Gt0o)

35 "This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision," Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told lawmakers, according to a source on the call.

I pray Trump isn't so desperate he goes for this

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (5bxa0)

36 The intent is to dispirit, dishearten, and demoralize, to fill their political enemies (us) with a sense of impending doom.

_________


So, the media, "elites," and most politicians then ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (b3kZJ)

37 These mental cripples vote.

Why *not* get in thier faces, as their favorite super genius liked to say?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (biaYu)

38 Hey, I'm up early enough to guess today's Who Dis? It's Carole Landis and George Brent. They were in "Out of the Blue" together.

Posted by: Synn at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (7MKQm)

39 Well well...it is possible to wear out the mouse pad. Or at least the soft wrist support thing.
Mine wore a hole in it...damn. That crap oozing out is vile!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (axyOa)

40 Just getting this in the name field.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (41rs/)

41 this was linked by some Moron but it's pretty interesting and might predict the spread

https://healthweather.us

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (G546f)

42 23 George Brent?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (rpbg1)


Yes!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (WJy0R)

43 One square only, please!

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (DMUuz)

44 OM - Very well said.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (CDGwz)

45 REVERSE COURSE!

Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330)@JoeBiden
In times of crisis, the American people deserve a president who tells them the truth and takes responsibility. Donald Trump has not been that president. For months, he falsely told us we had nothing to worry about while praising China's response for managing the coronavirus.

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TRUMP IS NOT RACIST ENOUGH!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (+y/Ru)

46 If Joe Biden's ceiling isn't high enough for them to set up the studio equipment for his shadow briefings, why don't they just lower the floor?

Posted by: AOC at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (786Ro)

47 I effing love Nick Searcy. That video is awesome.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (Ez6QX)

48 Part of the purpose of the trolls is to disrupt the flow of conversation.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:20 AM (I2/tG)

49 38 Hey, I'm up early enough to guess today's Who Dis? It's Carole Landis and George Brent. They were in "Out of the Blue" together.
Posted by: Synn at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (7MKQm)


Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:20 AM (WJy0R)

50 I don't know who she is, but she's mesmerizing.

Posted by: Zumkopf at March 23, 2020 11:20 AM (aOFOa)

51 Fear F Uncertainty U and Despair D should included G...for Gross-out. One stand out troll who visits here never fails to say something really disgusting. Every day.

Posted by: squeakywheel at March 23, 2020 11:20 AM (l0qtp)

52 who dis : Lucille Ball

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:20 AM (zr5Kq)

53 Hey, I'm up early enough to guess today's Who Dis? It's Carole Landis and George Brent. They were in "Out of the Blue" together.
Posted by: Synn at March 23, 2020


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I recognize her name, but I don't think I've ever seen her in anything.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (rpbg1)

54 What do you mean a common malaria drug works?! Fuck me...

Posted by: Bill Gates, Evergreen Project at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (dBiBP)

55 Another example of Mobying is trolls assuming an "extreme right" persona, and posting threats or anti-Semitic screeds, in an effort to discredit the blog.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (miJU3)

56 photo no 4 looks like Ball...

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (zr5Kq)

57 35 "This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision," Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told lawmakers, according to a source on the call.

So, he's cutting his dick off?

Posted by: getting the baned back together, behind the motel at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (mSRNw)

58 3
repost
lazy incompetent worst

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (vEIlU)

To be fair, the tax money that would have been wasted on replenishing the N95 masks was instead used to secure peace in the Middle East by giving it in cash to the ayatollahs in Iran.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (BiNEL)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (BiNEL)

59 53 Hey, I'm up early enough to guess today's Who Dis? It's Carole Landis and George Brent. They were in "Out of the Blue" together.
Posted by: Synn at March 23, 2020

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I recognize her name, but I don't think I've ever seen her in anything.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (rpbg1)

Honestly, most of them I have no clue who they are.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (90T4r)

60 I want totwaffles now.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (KxVoZ)

61 Bottom line is, they think it'll work on us because they know it'll work on them.

___________



Same reason they don't trust their fellow Americans to responsibly own and use firearms -- because they don't trust themselves to do so responsibly.

Posted by: ShainS at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (b3kZJ)

62 For months, he falsely told us we had nothing to worry about while praising China's response for managing the coronavirus.

Fortunately, China's been paying me and Hunter off for years, so I don't criticize China either.

China a problem?

C'mon, man!

Posted by: Senile Joe Biden! at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (I2/tG)

63 Is it bad that I read that as "twat waffles"?

Posted by: Guzalot at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (Rz36l)

64 Yay, got one! "Out of the Blue" came out on Blu-ray a few months ago, so I remembered the pairing (it also has Virginia Mayo in it).

Posted by: Synn at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (7MKQm)

65 Yesterday, the CO governor issued a non-mandatory stay at home 'order' with no enforcement authority.

Oh yeah, this is a totes serious health emergency.

Begun, the walk back has.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (Xesvh)

66 I recognize her name, but I don't think I've ever seen her in anything.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (rpbg1)

What, you got naked pictures?

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (88+cf)

67 I'm going to drown my sorrows in Totwaffles

Posted by: FrodoB,
Kung Flu Fighting at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (gmSu9)

68 Son had two moles removed today. Dermatologist and nurse both came in with masks on.

Posted by: Jmel at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (OeWgo)

69 A couple of observations from the sticks of Kentucky:
1.) Hospitals in major cities saying they only have two or three weeks of supplies left. How many weeks do they normally keep on hand?
2.) 103 cases here in Kentucky. How many don't require hospitalization? I would wager most are just quarantined at home.
3.) Governor Andy Breashear (D) has basically shut down everything. People aren't happy.

No cases in my county. Now if it was the Moonshine Virus, it would be the end of the world here.

Posted by: engineer at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (P0MEW)

70 They still have me locked in this dark closet, but they tell me they are sending out Tweets on my behalf.

Posted by: Senile Joe Biden! at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM (I2/tG)

71 Asked this in the morning thread. What happens when Trump tries to give the all clear and these leftist mayors/governors #resist by refusing to lift various lockdown orders?

Posted by: Dark Helmet at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM (Oka5v)

72 I effing love Nick Searcy. That video is awesome.

I admire the ability to make a piano do that, too.

Posted by: t-bird at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM (98WNR)

73 I recognize her name, but I don't think I've ever seen her in anything.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
su
Looked her up. Committed suicide in '48. She was 29

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM (vd8XM)

74 Prediction: Biden will use a fairly serious racial slur during the campaign, and possibly during a debate.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM (JRaU+)

75 For those of you who have discontinued the use of two spaces after a period, please resume, in order to observe sentence distancing.

Posted by: AoSHQ Assistant Associate Copy Editor at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM (DMUuz)

76 >>>But this leads to the next question: why?

He needed the money. OOOH!

Posted by: The Diceman at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM (l6b3d)

77 Try the bat - tastes like chicken!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (g8Yc+)

78 Morning!

I used to troll over at Daily Kooks.. this was especially fun during the 2016 presidential primaries.. concern troll.. outraged Bernie Bot.. lol..

And yes.. trolling spreads FUD.. libtards are especially vulnerable to this.. why someone would troll here is anyone's guess.. as OM states.. it is easily recognized here.. no one is buying it.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (CjFDo)

79 There is always a danger of labeling anyone who disagrees with the majority opinion a "troll". We here should be especially sensitive to that, since as far as the net is concerned we're definitely a source of contrary opinions.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (q3gwH)

80 55 Another example of Mobying is trolls assuming an "extreme right" persona, and posting threats or anti-Semitic screeds, in an effort to discredit the blog.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (miJU3)


I thought there was another name for that, but I don't remember what it is?

False flag, maybe?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (WJy0R)

81 I looked Carole Landis up. Apparently she played the same role, the sexy cavewoman, in the 1940 One Million BC as Raquel Welch did in the '60s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (rpbg1)

82 No. I don't think Bette Davis had gams like that. Perhaps you're thinking of Betty Grable, who did. But it's not her, either.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020



Gams? GAMS???
Juliet Prowse.

Hubba Hubba...

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (axyOa)

83 3.) Governor Andy Breashear (D) has basically shut down everything. People aren't happy.

Posted by: engineer


People need to remember that come re-election time.


But they won't.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (2GjZZ)

84 I ought to know everybody in "who dis," but I don't.

The woman in the second picture looks familiar, but a lot of actresses from the early 1930s (which is where I am placing the time) were interchangeable, especially if their careers were short.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (2JVJo)

85 i got a piercing on Friday.

on my foot.

when I stepped on a nail.

does that count?

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (ZCiJZ)

86 71 Asked this in the morning thread. What happens when Trump tries to give the all clear and these leftist mayors/governors #resist by refusing to lift various lockdown orders?


I can tell you that here in PA we will rebel - everyone is gonna head out.

Wolf will turn tail.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (j9HX3)

87 What do you mean a common malaria drug works?! Fuck me...

Posted by: Bill Gates, Evergreen Project at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (dBiBP)


Come on CDC, it is clear that no off-patent drug can possibly work!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)

88 I don't use two spaces after a period because it makes you look old. Seriously-it's used in forensics to determine if the person who typed something is an old fogey.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

89 What happens when Trump tries to give the all clear and these leftist mayors/governors #resist by refusing to lift various lockdown orders?

Mass popular revolt, I suspect.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (I2/tG)

90 Nancy's actions show how serious the Democrats are about this virus. Not. At. All.

Posted by: Mikey NTH Come to thePanic Party at The Outrage Outlet! at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (C0unq)

91 Gams. Huh. Funny word, that.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (90T4r)

92 I effing love Nick Searcy. That video is awesome.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (Ez6QX)

I couldn't make out the words. Needs subtitles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (miJU3)

93 Prediction: Biden will use a fairly serious racial slur during the campaign, and possibly during a debate.

I think it's more likely he'll develop a slur. I shouldn't feel sorry for the man, but I do.

Posted by: t-bird at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (98WNR)

94 Willowes from last thread.

514 Well, my useless fuckstick of a governor is closing Wisconsin for non-essential business starting tomorrow.

Over a total of 500 infected and 4 deaths (old and prior conditions)

Types.
Deletes.

Posted by: Gman at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (Xhndx)

95 There was a chapter on Carole Landis in Hollywood Babylon. It didn't end well.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

96 Some trolls exist just to be assholes, stir up shit, then cry that the other person started it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

97 If you test positive for Chinese Lung Rot does that mean you are Batman?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (ZLI7S)

98 I think the trolls and mobys are talking to the lurkers not so much the active posters

there are probably still tenne lurkers:posters

it's just getting that "noise" out there

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (j9HX3)

99 ABC news still has me banned for life as a "troll" because I once said something on their site about Mohammed and 9 year old girls.

It was true.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (q3gwH)

100 https://tinyurl.com/rvn6thp Bailing out Corporations....

Posted by: jeff carter at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (q/+md)

101 And George Brent was married six times!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (rpbg1)

102 One thing I have noticed about the trolls here is that they really proliferate during election seasons. So think the DNC and some of their PACs are financing them.

Posted by: Vic at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (mpXpK)

103 63 Is it bad that I read that as "twat waffles"?
Posted by: Guzalot at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (Rz36l)


Many other morons probably did, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (WJy0R)

104 Is it bad that I read that as "twat waffles"?

Posted by: Guzalot at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (Rz36l)

My brother!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (BiNEL)

105 85 i got a piercing on Friday.

on my foot.

when I stepped on a nail.

does that count?
Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (ZCiJZ)

Not unless you got it in a Wet Market.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (90T4r)

106 Asked this in the morning thread. What happens when Trump tries to give the all clear and these leftist mayors/governors #resist by refusing to lift various lockdown orders?

Posted by: Dark Helmet at March 23, 2020 11:23 AM



They will get lifted 30 seconds after the recall initiative is filed.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (axyOa)

107 Asked this in the morning thread. What happens when Trump tries to give the all clear and these leftist mayors/governors #resist by refusing to lift various lockdown orders?
Posted by: Dark Helmet


They should be held answerable and accountable to their constituents.

Just think. We get to do this again in November when the annual flu season starts.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (2GjZZ)

108 Listen you dog fat pony totwaffles! Unlike Trump I would've been all over Xi Jin Pooh to put the kibosh on that cat virus like crazy on glue.

Posted by: Joe Biden LIVE from his basement at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (786Ro)

109 I have no eyed deer who she dat is, but...

Hubba hubba. Nice pins on that dame.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (HaL55)

110 I saw twatwaffles too!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (JFO2v)

111 And then there are the trolls who are the disruptors: they destroy any possibility of an engaging discussion or ideas or views that run contrary to their progressive religion.

For example, I have been reading the blog Bookwormroom for over a decade, and there are some really intelligent and insightful commenters there. Great discussions even if not 100's of comments long. However in the past year the site has been invaded by one or two trolls who are toxic and destroy most conversations. Worse, people feel the need to argue with them as if they can be persuaded, shamed, or silenced. They don't understand that to respond to a troll is to let them divert the meaningful, valuable conversation that would happen without them there.


*Note: AoSHQ troll engagement is really effective, but is unique primarily because this is not on Disqus; the trolls can't go down and kill every thread as they do with nested discussion/commenting systems.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (bDqIh)

112 >>The Washington Examiner, citing Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times, reported Monday that the Obama administration used millions of N95 masks in the fight against the H1N1 virus in 2009, but did not replace them


To be honest, they were distracted by getting spit upon by those Tea Partiers at the time. Be thankful that was all they fucked up.

Posted by: Roy at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (ABjxW)

113 Same reason they don't trust their fellow Americans to responsibly own and use firearms -- because they don't trust themselves to do so responsibly.

Posted by: ShainS
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This is the most accurate thing you will read online today.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (41rs/)

114 Call Nancy Pelosi's office and tell to stop playing games with our lives.
202-225-4965
Posted by: redridinghood at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (wiXsO)


Now that's comedy gold. Do you think she cares what anybody who doesn't hand her a hundred thousand in cash has to say?

Bitch should be strung up from a lamppost.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (2JVJo)

115 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (Zz0t1)

116 Israeli doctor in Italy: We no longer help those over 60

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (3aI0K)

117 Willowed
Gretchen Whitmer is a lying slimeball. First she had to go back and review the history of Covid 19 in Michigan in her sing song baby talk since she thinks residents have the understanding of 4 year olds. Then she said that Trump told them on the phone that the Governors were "on their own". which is a bald face lie. It's been proven via other governors that were on the call. She then began to almost cry , saying that the federal government only sent Michigan enough masks, gowns, etc. for one shift at one hospital. Then she went on with talking about the models that say if Michigan stays on this trajectory, over a million Michigan residents will need to be hospitalized for Covid 19, and there is only 100,000 beds in Michigan.

I turned it off at that point, my understanding is this is a three week lockdown. We have already had almost ten days of this crap, because virtually nothing is open.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (4ywJ2)

Posted by: Jen the original at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (4ywJ2)

118 @guypbenson

Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits

Source writes, "not only are these completely unrelated to the coronavirus epidemic, they could prevent companies from participating in the loan programs altogether - directly causing unnecessary layoffs."

Flashback to this quote over the weekend:

"This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision," Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told lawmakers, according to a source on the call.
Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (cF8AT)


They are the most disgusting inhumans roaming the earth.

McConnell really needs to make this clear that this is what they are doing.

When even the NYTimes points out what the Dems are doing is wrong, it's time for the full court press.

Bring them to their knees.

Democrats who voted against it in the Senate are just as despicable. Stop listening to nastynancy

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (vEIlU)

119 I don't really care if they pass 2 trillion in spending anyway. Let Pelosi take the blame if it causes mass problems. The bitch.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (U5lak)

120 16 Maryland is closing all non-essential businesses and facilities starting at 5 p.m. today, and upping enforcement against large gatherings.


I would say those business are quite essential to the livelihood of their owners and employees. But who gives a shit about them?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (H8QX8)

121 Who Dis - Carole Landis

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (Xhp1L)

122 Some trolls exist just to be assholes, stir up shit, then cry that the other person started it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (NWiLs)


Darn good thing that has never happened here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (BiNEL)

123 Muse....that's a great little essay/observation on trolls...never gave 'em much thought.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (X/Pw5)

124 The lady in the bottom pic with the gentleman is Ruth Chatterton. She was great in 'Dodsworth', one of my all-time favorite movies.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (COzlW)

125 There is another kind of trolling, it's sort of anthropological or exploratory...

You go somewhere like Democratic Underground and see how absurdly far you can push one of their favorite arguments or a lines of logic before anyone expresses any concern or resistance. So for a simple example, if they are all agitating for $20/hour minimum wage, propose $50 while citing the rationales they have offered for going to $20.

Be warned, it can be depressing.

Posted by: Matt in Arizona at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (ft1QJ)

126 Because I'm so far behind...

N.J. restaurant owner takes out $50,000 loan to pay employees during shutdown:
https://tinyurl.com/rr5s232
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:02 AM (WI7YS)
~~~~~

That's my pizza shop, Fen!

*struts around like a peacock*

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (sGotD)

127 I shouldn't feel sorry for the man, but I do.

I'll feel sorry for him as soon as he retires, to spend his declining years in peace.

If he wants to be President of the United States, I have no sympathy for him whatsoever.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (I2/tG)

128 24
@guypbenson



Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:



1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions

2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines

3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits



Source writes, "not only are these completely unrelated to the
coronavirus epidemic, they could prevent companies from participating in
the loan programs altogether - directly causing unnecessary layoffs."



Flashback to this quote over the weekend:



"This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our
vision," Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told lawmakers, according
to a source on the call.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (cF8AT)


First the Dems and their media allies whip the public into a panic over the virus.

Then the Dems hold hostage the EMERGENCY funding to fight said virus.

In full view of the panicking public.

Wasn't it just last week Joy Reid on The View criticized Pelosi for including abortion funding in the bill?

Posted by: davidt at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (l3+k2)

129 In high school in the late 70's, I had a friend whos nickname was Moby cause he a such a Dick. I always thought that calling somebody a Moby was just because they were a dick, not that Moby was an actual person. Just proves that Ace is the place to get a quality education.

Posted by: engineer at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (P0MEW)

130 @71 I think in Illinois, Pritzker will drop the lock-down quickly. And blame Trump for any further deaths.

Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (L3Rsz)

131 Booker Bradshaw was a Hahvahd man?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (iuFgi)

132 105 85 i got a piercing on Friday.

on my foot.

when I stepped on a nail.

does that count?
Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (ZCiJZ)

Did you get a tetanus shot?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (NWiLs)

133 Donny Two Scoops is a PhD level troll. Twatter is the platform. He stomps on all the right nuts and makes them howl with impotent rage. It's hilarious. I trolled a good bit on the Twatter too before I got expelled for trolling Chuck Tard a bit too effectively. A delicate bunch they...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (flINI)

134 The trolls are an extension of the DNC-media. They are on a demoralization campaign. Think Tokyo Rose for the 21st century. All they want to do is demoralize our side.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (jvCdG)

135 totwaffle thing is hilarious. Do not click on the twitterer(?) to find more posts.

You've been warned.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 23, 2020 11:29 AM (s9Eo8)

136 68 Son had two moles removed today. Dermatologist and nurse both came in with masks on.
Posted by: Jmel at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (OeWgo)

Pest control would've been cheaper.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:29 AM (NWiLs)

137 I'm really not enthusiastic about doing a TARP 2.0

It seems like time we did this, we regretted it, and it was only to help McCain get elected.

None of it really worked, unemployment doubled and we went into a nasty recession.

Just give individuals a temporary tax holiday.

The only industry I'm sort of open to a bailout are the airlines.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:29 AM (sjTfF)

138 130 @71 I think in Illinois, Pritzker will drop the lock-down quickly. And blame Trump for any further deaths.


exactly - once these asshole governors can pass the buck to PDJT, they surely will

especially cowardly Gov Wolf

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:29 AM (j9HX3)

139 Wolf will turn tail.
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!

Is he up for re-election this fall ?

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 11:29 AM (arJlL)

140 i got a piercing on Friday.

on my foot.

when I stepped on a nail.

does that count?
Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (ZCiJZ)

Are your tetanus shots current?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:29 AM (miJU3)

141 Does the Who Dis lady have two different color eyes?

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (sGotD)

142 Time for all government employees at all levels to start losing paychecks.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (sX1BW)

143 Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits


and the only clip Canada is showing is Schumer saying that the Republicans are basically just handing over money to corporations and not helping government employees

Seriously.

They dare not show McConnell's response from yesterday. They only ever show Schumer or nastynancy clips. They only interview Politico or NYtimes freaks.

They constantly say how bad Trump is doing, and how bad the US is bumbling this pandemic. How horrible it is in the US.

Sorry, I rant about this a lot but it is infuriating how sick and desperate the Canadian media is too.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (vEIlU)

144 And George Brent was married six times!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:26 AM (



I got to see him play in one of his final games.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (axyOa)

145 Then she went on with talking about the models that say if Michigan
stays on this trajectory, over a million Michigan residents will need to
be hospitalized for Covid 19, and there is only 100,000 beds in
Michigan.



Yeah, obviously she is trying to out virtue signal crazy health authority in OH, who said about ten days ago that 100,000 people in Ohio were already sick.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (ZCiJZ)

146 My hoo-ha has taken up jigsaw puzzles for the lockdown.

Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (sWM8x)

147 Then she went on with talking about the models that say if Michigan stays on this trajectory, over a million Michigan residents will need to be hospitalized for Covid 19, and there is only 100,000 beds in Michigan.

Piker. 23.5 million people will have the CCP virus in the next two weeks in my state!

Truly!

Posted by: Gavin Newsom! at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (I2/tG)

148 Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Totwaffles:
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Anyone who doesn't go read that is missing some serious humor. I may have developed an Ada Powers crush...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (CDGwz)

149 >> Asked this in the morning thread. What happens when Trump tries to give the all clear and these leftist mayors/governors #resist by refusing to lift various lockdown orders?


They have to stand by their decision.

Why is it that Lefty leaders and the MSM are demanding, again and again, that Trump take over -- order a nationwide lockdown, take over private businesses, etc.? Because they want Trump to be politically accountable, they want him to provide cover for their incompetence and poor decision. He is not going to do that.

Left mayors and governors will have accountability and they are scared to death of that.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (bDqIh)

150 >>That's my pizza shop, Fen!

Irish pizza? Potato toppings?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)

151 You used to able to get a tetanus shot at a pharmacy

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 11:31 AM (uZuKb)

152 Who Dis - Carole Landis
Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM

She had such a sad life. Was prostituted by industry execs, ended up killing herself when her married lover, Rex Harrison, dumped her. She was great in 'Turnabout', "a sex-switch comedy". She and her husband wake up one morning to find they're inhabiting each other's body.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 23, 2020 11:31 AM (COzlW)

153 ha! George Brent

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 11:31 AM (Xhp1L)

154 My hoo-ha has taken up jigsaw puzzles for the lockdown.
Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow
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Just keep it away from my waffle iron.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:31 AM (CDGwz)

155 Gov Hogan is letting his fascist flag fly. I should have voted for that idiot Brown. At least with him I would expect this stupid shit. 5pm shut down. That is when I head out. Fuck him.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (flINI)

156 I don't use two spaces after a period because it
makes you look old. Seriously-it's used in forensics to determine if the
person who typed something is an old fogey.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

I prefer to be called a classic.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (q1Pj5)

157 146 My hoo-ha has taken up jigsaw puzzles for the lockdown.
Posted by: Gwyneth Paltrow at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (sWM8x)

That alone will rid the population of a virus epidemic.

Posted by: Roy at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (ABjxW)

158 McConnell really needs to make this clear that this is what they are doing. ...
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (vEIlU)


Have you seen the speech he made in the Senate? It's as close to hair on fire as you'll ever see from a turtle. He called them out, including Schumer and Pelosi by name and made it crystal clear who was doing this, and why.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (T6t7i)

159 Are your tetanus shots current?

LOL. Maybe. Maybe not. I made a bunch of calls Saturday, and then just capitulated and realized I needed one. I tried to go to a CVS Minute Clinic (they make appointments now and had none available) and then, ended up at the pharmacy of a local grocery store. Which was kind of perfect, since I did not want to to urgent care, a doctors office or the hospital.


/who knew you could get tetanus shots at the grocery store?

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)

160 Did not George Bret play for the Royals?

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (uZuKb)

161 YOU get a totwaffle!

and YOU get a totwaffle!

and YOU get a totwaffle!

EVERYONE gets a totwaffle!

Posted by: Oprah at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (CjFDo)

162 Our line leader got pierced inside his thigh with a 16 penny framing nail. Just inches from his dangly bits. We laughed.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, channelling ghosts of Occupied Philippine's Past at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (Vy7tf)

163 >>Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits



Un-freakin-believable. Going for the brass ring of cronyism during a pandemic.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (bDqIh)

164 I'd like to see PDTS shut down all non-essential government for the duration of this health care emergency. Shut down, without pay. Just like we're getting shut down.

Congress included. No staff, just congress. DO your won work, you worthless fucksticks.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (Xesvh)

165 >>> 63 Is it bad that I read that as "twat waffles"?
Posted by: Guzalot at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM


Is it bad that I read that as twat-waffen? Armed vagina? Yikes! Sounds a little too dentata.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (l6b3d)

166 Same reason they don't trust their fellow Americans to responsibly own and use firearms -- because they don't trust themselves to do so responsibly.


What's worse is that they can't seem to recognize the value of learning how to safely operate a potentially dangerous piece of equipment. They are forever cowed by an inanimate object when there's no reason for it. I'm surprised they can drive a vehicle.

Somebody decided we needed a feminized society for some strange reason. This is what you get: a generation of weaklings.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (HaL55)

167 163 >>Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits



Un-freakin-believable. Going for the brass ring of cronyism during a pandemic.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (bDqIh)

You expected something else?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (NWiLs)

168 I don't use two spaces after a period because it
makes you look old. Seriously-it's used in forensics to determine if the
person who typed something is an old fogey.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

I prefer to be called a classic.


Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM



It's retro. Kinda like typing was before keyboarding.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (axyOa)

169 As of this morning

As part of its state of emergency, the Nova Scotia government is restricting traffic coming into the province at all entry points, including the Trans-Canada Highway between Aulac, N.B. and Amherst.

All land, air and sea entry points are being closely managed beginning at 6 a.m. Nova Scotians should only leave the province if essential.

Anyone entering the province will be stopped, questioned and told to self-isolate for 14 days.


They are going to charge a person $1000 a day for each day not self isolating. $7500 a day for businesses, I think I heard.

Their little island could get wiped out.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (vEIlU)

170 I can tell you that here in PA we will rebel - everyone is gonna head out.

Wolf will turn tail.
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (j9HX3)

Wish I could say the same for us in NJ but we have lots of Concerned Wine Moms here in the northern part of the state. On the other hand, the best thing we have going for us is this is probably the first time they've had to actually sit home with the kids all day instead of having round the clock daycare/nannies.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (Oka5v)

171 @ 164 Ooooh...I like that.

Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (L3Rsz)

172 @CalebJHull

This is how Joe Biden started his address to the country on coronavirus...

He's so bad at this

https://tinyurl.com/wxnj5on

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (cF8AT)

173 Time for all government employees at all levels to start losing paychecks.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:30 AM (sX1BW)


Time to let most of them go. Every phony government shut down shows how many of them are completely unnecessary and a complete waste of our money

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (Zx+N3)

174 Maryland is closing all non-essential businesses and facilities starting at 5 p.m. today, and upping enforcement against large gatherings.


I would say those business are quite essential to the livelihood of their owners and employees. But who gives a shit about them?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice


People have no clue how intertwined businesses are.

Would they claim a fast food restaurant is non essential? Serious question. Where do truckers eat?

Are gas stations non essential? Where do truckers fill up? Hell, where do police fill up? Not every pd has a gas tank. Most smaller ones have an account at the local stop and rob.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (2GjZZ)

175 Went to Instapundit (mostly alright) and made the mistake of clicking an interview with the guy who helped eradicate small pox. He was mostly interesting except for the shot a Trump about him cutting the funding of the Pandemic Czar and staff. Not sure how keeping a bloated staff would have prevented much of whats going on but whatever. Skip the comments. Just #ORANGEMANBAD over and over again. Guy at work, who watches MSNBC religiously, has made similar statements. MSM needs to be purged with fire.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (Kohql)

176 Here there are trolls who are butthurt banned commenters disrupting for revenge.

Posted by: davidt at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (l3+k2)

177
Trump's needs to do a page by page fisking of Pelosi's disgusting extortion bill at the next presser.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (pS94+)

178 Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits



Un-freakin-believable. Going for the brass ring of cronyism during a pandemic.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (bDqIh)

You expected something else?
Posted by: Insomniac

_______________

They feel they can do this because the media won't cover it and if the stock market drops further, it probably just helps Biden.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (sjTfF)

179 Hey, I'm up early enough to guess today's Who Dis? It's Carole Landis and George Brent. They were in "Out of the Blue" together.
Posted by: Synn at March 23, 2020

*
*

I recognize her name, but I don't think I've ever seen her in anything.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (rpbg1)


She was in 1944s Four Jills in a Jeep, with Kay Francis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair.

https://tinyurl.com/vqe2nff

She also had an affair with Rex Harrison, but when he refused to marry her, she killed herself.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (2JVJo)

180 I don't use two spaces after a period because it makes you look old. Seriously-it's used in forensics to determine if the person who typed something is an old fogey.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

I actually took a year of typing in high school, and did not do well, truth be told, but we were told to always double-space after a period, and it does look better that way. Because typewriters don't "kern". They are dumb machines that just make marks or spaces on paper in response to operator input. Computer text handlers, mostly, have some kerning built in, and adjust the word spacing to look pleasing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (miJU3)

181 156 I don't use two spaces after a period because it
makes you look old. Seriously-it's used in forensics to determine if the
person who typed something is an old fogey.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)
I prefer to be called a classic.
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (q1Pj5)


I'm afraid I've moved on to antique.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (kUmUV)

182 Another thing I think trolls do is they make this a less pleasant place to visit. They stink the joint up.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (Uu+Jp)

183 Landis was reportedly crushed when [Rex] Harrison refused to divorce his wife for her; unable to cope any longer, she committed suicide in her Pacific Palisades home at 1465 Capri Drive by taking an overdose of Seconal. Harrison was the last person to see her alive, having had dinner with Landis the night before she committed suicide.

The next afternoon, Harrison and Landis' maid discovered her on the bathroom floor. Harrison waited several hours before he called a doctor and the police. According to some sources, Landis left two suicide notes, one for her mother and the second for Harrison, who instructed his lawyers to destroy it. During a coroner's inquest, Harrison denied knowing any motive for her suicide and told the coroner he did not know of the existence of a second suicide note.

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It's a glamour profession.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (+y/Ru)

184 >>The trolls are an extension of the DNC-media. They are on a demoralization campaign. Think Tokyo Rose for the 21st century. All they want to do is demoralize our side.


PAID trolls (ShareBlue) as well as bots (founder of LinkedIn).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (bDqIh)

185 [iHave you seen the speech he made in the Senate? It's as close to hair on fire as you'll ever see from a turtle. He called them out, including Schumer and Pelosi by name and made it crystal clear who was doing this, and why.
Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:32 AM (T6t7i)

Not everyone had a chance to see it.

Somehow they need to get this out countrywide. I hope Trump brings it up. He has the podium, and it is his only way to talk to the nation.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (vEIlU)

186 I know we have a large number of very competent fix-it types here. I am not one of them.

Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench? As in, do you find that it works? How long, on average, does it take? Any tips to make things go better?

I shall hang up the phone and read. Many thanks.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (/669Q)

187 I can tell you that here in PA we will rebel - everyone is gonna head out.

Wolf will turn tail.
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!



Did they shut down all liquor stores?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (2GjZZ)

188 I really should buy a copy of Justified so I can be sure to hear the wisdom of Chief Deputy Art Mullen.

Posted by: Big V at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (XEC2p)

189 The GOP should've been calling this a disaster relief bill and not an economic stimulus. Standing in the way of "disaster relief" is a lot harder to pull off.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (FzKq5)

190 Wait! Tater tots are used for tot-waffles? Oh noes! I've been doing it all wrong! I've been rounding up the neighborhood 3 and 4 year olds for my tot-waffles. Been awfully hard to stuff those little suckers into the waffle iron, but I managed somehow. Now I find out 'twas all for nuttin . . . . . . . dang!

Posted by: Guy what likes to help out at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (k4dH2)

191 Greg Gutfeld once described Moby as looking like a "used lollipop on the floor of a barber shop."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (KxVoZ)

192 Darn good thing that has never happened here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


I'd have made that comment first, but I was busy cleaning up your mess. It was unpleasant.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (T6t7i)

193 183 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (+y/Ru)


Rex Epstein...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (pS94+)

194 Piker. 23.5 million people will have the CCP virus in the next two weeks in my state!



Truly!


Yeah. We all knew that CA was going to go Max Max. The gays and liberals will surrender immediately; I think the real fight will be between the mexican gangs and the roof Koreans.

/my money might be on the mexicans, since koreans might be more prone to get chinese flu

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (ZCiJZ)

195 137 I'm really not enthusiastic about doing a TARP 2.0

It seems like time we did this, we regretted it, and it was only to help McCain get elected.

None of it really worked, unemployment doubled and we went into a nasty recession.

Just give individuals a temporary tax holiday.

The only industry I'm sort of open to a bailout are the airlines.
Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:29 AM (sjTfF)

Airlines we need to prevent greater consolidation(which would happen in a bankruptcy). Oil industry we ought to do something(because OPEC destroying competitors so it can then jack up prices is not a good thing), whether that be applying diplomatic pressures or temporary lending, or some combination thereof.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (Zm+LZ)

196 Unpopular opinion (maybe) - we are better off without any bipartisan deal. The only thing that is going to save us is opening the country back up. Once that is done, then we can figure out a deal. All a deal will do now is give these tyrants and excuse for extending these lockdowns.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (sX1BW)

197 Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench? As in, do you find that it works? How long, on average, does it take? Any tips to make things go better?

I shall hang up the phone and read. Many thanks.
Posted by: bluebell

__________________

PB Blaster is better (but the fumes are strong)

What are you trying to free?

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:36 AM (sjTfF)

198 What do you want to put liquid wrench on?

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (uZuKb)

199 I don't troll left-wing sites because my life isn't empty and pointless.

I assume that those things that troll here have empty, pointless lives.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (BeYX8)

200 Actually, I think if Trump gives the all clear, state governors will go along. If things go well, they'll tout their actions in keeping their residents safe. If there's a resurgence in the disease, it'll be Trump's fault.

That's why some govs are pushing for a national lockdown. They want to abdicate responsibility.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (CAJOC)

201 Blago ,without this bill (and maybe even with it) our economy it in two weeks is going to be in twice as we a shape as it was at the darkest point of 1931. I'm running the numbers - nothing like this has ever come close to happening before.

We made need to add $4 to $5 Trillion in New debt just to survive this year. I don't think that's a good thing to do at all, but every other option is worse. These shutdowns are economic death sentences.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (q3gwH)

202 The spending bill for coronavirus stimulus is stalled in the Senate because a number of Republicans or out with the virus and the Democrats are being stick in the mud communists wanted everything from the kitchen sink to the country store. Frankly I don't GAD whether they pass any of the shit or not, and I sure don't think we should give PeeLousy even the time of day. She is playing politics with people's lives now and should be called out for it.


https://tinyurl.com/rk2xczf

Posted by: Vic at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (mpXpK)

203 Nick Searcy is a national treasure. That was a great song. I had no idea he could play piano. Very talented guy. His Twitter feed is hilarious. He takes no crap off anyone.

The tot waffle looks interesting. Sent to GF for her to try and make it. I also read it as twatwaffle and I get confused somewhat. Haha.

No idea on the old actor people but she is very pretty.

Hope everyone is doing as well as they can. Rainy, gloomy day here in VA.

Posted by: turambar at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (Gylu/)

204 There was a chapter on Carole Landis in Hollywood Babylon. It didn't end well.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)


HB needs to be taken with a yuge grain of salt. A lot of what Anger wrote was either unsourced rumor or outright lie

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (2JVJo)

205 Biden said China is not a threat, is not competition , would not have shut down travel, called travel ban racist, and couldnt correctly name chinas current leader. I hope some brave reporter asks him about these recent and significant claims


I can dream

Posted by: LASue at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (LaluL)

206 Good rant. However, I thought "No" was a sock.

I picked up a scratched off a lottery ticket from the floor of the supermarket which I thought was trash. Someone didn't see-or didn't care- that they had won $20.00. Found money. Not much but still thankful to God for an unexpected blessing!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (WI7YS)

207 Very true about the need for affirmation. This is why they test the conversational waters with pointless political jabs, even in the most innocuous discussions, just to see where your inclinations lie.

Because they have to be surrounded by reflective surfaces!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (Dc2NZ)

208 198 What do you want to put liquid wrench on?
Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (uZuKb)

liquid bolts.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (6FeV1)

209 Great commentary, OM. And Cream of Bat...yum!

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (JoUsr)

210 They feel they can do this because the media won't cover it and if the stock market drops further, it probably just helps Biden.
Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:34 AM (sjTfF)


And it has always worked.

Let's see how the Trump administration handles this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (vEIlU)

211 Isn't the chick standing with George Brent, Kay Fwancis ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (rpxSz)

212 >>You expected something else?

Nope, but it doesn't make seeing it happen any less horrifying.

Same for the NYT and other news organizations hyping the "hydrochloraquine (sp?) can KILL you (*if you take too much)" headlines.

They want more people to die, and they are happy to help that happen.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (bDqIh)

213 This is getting serious. Actors are now telling us to stay home.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (ZLI7S)

214 Andrew Cuomo is going to be the nominee. no way that Biden makes it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (Hao8D)

215 i'm gonna go home and make the shit out of those totwaffles.

Posted by: grease nuts at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (HVMmF)

216 Actually, I think if Trump gives the all clear, state governors will go along. If things go well, they'll tout their actions in keeping their residents safe. If there's a resurgence in the disease, it'll be Trump's fault.

That's why some govs are pushing for a national lockdown. They want to abdicate responsibility.
Posted by: No One of Consequence


10th Amendment bitchez!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (2GjZZ)

217 don't use two spaces after a period because it
makes you look old. Seriously-it's used in forensics to determine if the
person who typed something is an old fogey.

-

It would be interesting to see a Venn diagram of that and people who know why a computer has a 'return" key.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (41rs/)

218 Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench? As in,
do you find that it works? How long, on average, does it take? Any tips
to make things go better?



I've used it before. It works. Spray it on. Wait. Maybe 15 or 20 minutes? Try again. If it doesn't work, spray more on and wait.

That being said, I had rusted on license plate screws that took days to loosen using a wide variety of methods.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (ZCiJZ)

219 I shall hang up the phone and read. Many thanks.
Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (/669Q)


Liquid Wrench is a penetrating oil, in other words to work it needs to penetrate. Apply it in a manner that will allow gravity to let it flow into the stuck part. I'd let it wait for the better part of an hour at least. I've had mixed results with it, lot depends on how much that part has seized up.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (kUmUV)

220 Ah, two nibbles! Here's the situation.

It's for removing the venturi bolts from our 16-year-old gas cooktop. One burner is recalcitrant and we got an alarmingly high quote from the repair guy to fix it, mainly because of parts, but also because the odds are good that due to the age of the cooktop, the bolts would have to be drilled out of all the burners, thus ruining them and something else below them.

My thought is that if we could get the cooktop apart ourselves, we could remove the offending part from the one burner and then close it up. That burner would no longer work, but I could easily live with that.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (/669Q)

221 Son had two moles removed today. Dermatologist and nurse both came in with masks on.
Posted by: Jmel at March 23, 2020 11:22 AM (OeWgo)

Pest control would've been cheaper.

-
Slap hot iron to it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)

222 These celebrity PSA's that Cuomo is showing off look like hostage videos.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (TLxpZ)

223 Well, guess I could start undecorating the Christmas Tree.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (q1Pj5)

224 204 There was a chapter on Carole Landis in Hollywood Babylon. It didn't end well.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

It never does with Sexy Rexy

Posted by: REDACTED at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (rpxSz)

225
I prefer to be called a classic.
Posted by: Count de Monet
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Mid-century

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (CDGwz)

226 Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench?

If you mix Liquid Wrench with Liquid Smoke you get Liquid Smoke Wrench.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (u7stp)

227 Carole Landis what a great beauty. Her suicide and the situation that led to it is sordid and tragic.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (j3npP)

228 Trump should announce that if Congress doesnt act by COB, he will declare a withholding holiday by forloughing all the IRS crank turners

Posted by: Jean at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (B7KlG)

229 In high school in the late 70's, I had a friend whos nickname was Moby cause he a such a Dick. I always thought that calling somebody a Moby was just because they were a dick, not that Moby was an actual person. Just proves that Ace is the place to get a quality education.
Posted by: engineer at March 23, 2020 11:28 AM (P0MEW)

The actual "singer/performer" Moby is a dick, or at least was. He's been pretty invisible lately. Maybe he grew up?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (miJU3)

230 Bitch should be strung up from a lamppost.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:27 AM (2JVJo)

In a perfect world, a weapons test dummy on the series forged in fire.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (9Om/r)

231 Somehow they need to get this out countrywide. I
hope Trump brings it up. He has the podium, and it is his only way to
talk to the nation.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette


Agreed, although I think it's best that others rather than Trump do the callouts. Trump needs to put himself above the fray right now, not because the Dems don't deserve it, and not because he isn't the best at it, but just so they can't continue the "Trump's being partisan" propaganda. There are others who can do the job.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (T6t7i)

232 Didn't Aquaman used to date Liquid Wench?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (oVJmc)

233 They People in california who get Coronavirus will mainly be the illegals. No social distancing going on there, at all

Posted by: LASue at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (LaluL)

234 I shall continue to place two spaces after the period.

Or would have, had there been another sentence immediately following the first.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (QzJWU)

235 Someone didn't see-or didn't care- that they had won $20.00. Found money. Not much but still thankful to God for an unexpected blessing!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:38 AM (WI7YS)
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Huzzah! I prefer to think it was left for you by an angel.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (/669Q)

236 @TrumpWarRoom

WATCH: Joe Biden stumbles, loses his train of thought, and has to signal to staff that he needs help.

https://tinyurl.com/s4c3e7q

(watch his right hand...think he's telling the prompter person to speed up the feed.)

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (cF8AT)

237 Blago ,without this bill (and maybe even with it) our economy it in two weeks is going to be in twice as we a shape as it was at the darkest point of 1931. I'm running the numbers - nothing like this has ever come close to happening before.

We made need to add $4 to $5 Trillion in New debt just to survive this year. I don't think that's a good thing to do at all, but every other option is worse. These shutdowns are economic death sentences.
Posted by: Tom Servo

___________________

I remember hearing the same things why we needed to bailout Wall Street and the Car companies.

If we have to add $4-$5 trillion (about what the Iraq War cost) just to get back to normal, I'm starting to think I should just liquidate and go to physical gold. Our currency is going to be toilet paper pretty soon.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (sjTfF)

238 I usually use Sili-kroil.

Basically the same stuff, but i've only ever seen it fail in rare cases. In which case, the only recourse was a torch or just cutting the fastener away.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (6FeV1)

239 Liquid Wench >>> Water Boy

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (oVJmc)

240 >>This is getting serious. Actors are now telling us to stay home.


While sitting in multi-million dollar homes, telling people whose financial survival may depend on working.

There's some real privilege being shown with this crisis. Wealthy people are shaming others for working, as if everyone could afford an unpaid 2-3 week staycation.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (bDqIh)

241 197
Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench? As in,
do you find that it works? How long, on average, does it take? Any tips
to make things go better?



I shall hang up the phone and read. Many thanks.

Posted by: bluebell


I have used it, or something similar since I was a MM in the Navy. Yes, it works. Squirt it around the base of the not and let it sit for an hour or so then break the nut loose.

Posted by: Vic at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (mpXpK)

242 Well, guess I could start undecorating the Christmas Tree.
Posted by: Count de Monet
--

You jest, but we have a couple of boxes of stuff that haven't been returned to the attic yet.

*!*

Uh...I guess now would be a good time to do that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (CDGwz)

243 Well, guess I could start undecorating the Christmas Tree.
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (q1Pj5)
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Let's not be hasty.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (/669Q)

244 Getting bored from being outside, but did accomplish alot.

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (ZCEU2)

245 That's why some govs are pushing for a national lockdown. They want to abdicate responsibility.

Which might be why Trump is giving the responsibility to the governors.

Also... it's stupid to do the same thing in West Virginia that you do in New York.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:42 AM (ZCiJZ)

246 don't use two spaces after a period because it makes you look old. Seriously-it's used in forensics to determine if the person who typed something is an old fogey.

-
Huh! I just use spelling and grammar to spot the millennials.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)

247 Who dis?

Conrad Bain?

Posted by: klaftern at March 23, 2020 11:42 AM (RuIsu)

248 Mid-century
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:40 AM (CDGwz)


In 5 years we'll be closer to mid-century than we will be to the beginning of the century.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 23, 2020 11:42 AM (kUmUV)

249 PB Blaster is better (but the fumes are strong)

Forsooth !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (arJlL)

250 If we have to add $4-$5 trillion (about what the Iraq War cost) just to get back to normal, I'm starting to think I should just liquidate and go to physical gold. Our currency is going to be toilet paper pretty soon.
Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (sjTfF)

"liquidating" would be going to 100% currency... so then what would going to 100% real commodities (e.g. gold) be?

Ensolidating?

Solidifying?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (6FeV1)

251 The spending bill for coronavirus stimulus is stalled in the Senate because a number of Republicans or out with the virus and the Democrats are being stick in the mud communists wanted everything from the kitchen sink to the country store. Frankly I don't GAD whether they pass any of the shit or not, and I sure don't think we should give PeeLousy even the time of day. She is playing politics with people's lives now and should be called out for it.


https://tinyurl.com/rk2xczf
Posted by: Vic at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (mpXpK)


Yesterday, in the presser Trump addressed the possibility of allowing those quarantined to vote anyway. I am not sure where that went, but it should be the case.

After all, those in quarantine are in a unique position to understand the consequences of helping the American people right away.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (vEIlU)

252 Contrary opinions occasionally expressed here:

Ginger
9mm
Crossbows
Star Wars
Beans in chili
non-Texan BBQ
non-wearing of pants on The Book Thread
Glock perfection
taupe
Veronica

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (DMUuz)

253 "This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision," Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told lawmakers, according to a source on the call.

I pray Trump isn't so desperate he goes for this

--

And conversely, that he rips them all collectively a set of new a-holes over this. I think he could blister them for what they're attempting and the public would be on his side. All most Americans (normal ones, that is) care about is getting things back to normal and concentrating efforts on fighting the China Virus. Not fulfilling a panoply of leftist wet dreams.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (JoUsr)

254 Social distancing in Montana or North Dakota does not have the same dynamics as, say New York.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (90T4r)

255 Re-direct the TARP funds they still get every year.

Posted by: davidt at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (l3+k2)

256 >>The actual "singer/performer" Moby is a dick, or at least was. He's been pretty invisible lately. Maybe he grew up?


No. Last I saw he had been up to no good with Adam Schiff, something related to the Russiagate shenanigans.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (bDqIh)

257 This is the video where I got the idea for the Liquid Wrench. My cooktop has this same problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU483jFOXIU

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (/669Q)

258 >>Well, guess I could start undecorating the Christmas Tree.

It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

259 smooth peanut butter

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (DMUuz)

260 We have been talking for years now about civil war - it occurs to me that This is It. Our enemies were never going to attack us openly with force, we were too strong. So now instead they have chosen to annihilate our economy and put us all back into a Greater Depression, one that is going to take a decade of socialism to overcome - if ever.

This is it, it's happened.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (q3gwH)

261 Tami - there was another one where he froze at the podium for ten seconds before Jill raced over to shake him.


It's insane he's this far gone and running for President.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (SENHs)

262 A million people in Michigan needing hospitalization? A population of just under 10 million means over 10% of the population will need hospitalized, if everybody in the state has it? It isn't that contagious. I'm calling BS on that one.

Posted by: engineer at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (P0MEW)

263 I like to troll at The Hill on occasion.

Usually stuff like: "Is it Mueller Time yet?"
"Are the walls closing in for real this time?"

Posted by: Horus Hearsay at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (DB16e)

264 Don't forget they lie and hate all in the name of the Cause they have given their souls to, because that Cause is the external validation for their lives.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (Mp5k2)

265 That's why some govs are pushing for a national lockdown. They want to abdicate responsibility.

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

There is little individual risk in following a crowd. But great collective risk.

Bold leadership is needed at a time like this. From someone who is willing to take risks. This is why we elected Trump. This is his chance to shine. He has set out a 15 day goal - about a week remaining. He probably needs to follow that through, but he then needs to lead us out of this.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (sX1BW)

266 Same for the NYT and other news organizations hyping the "hydrochloraquine (sp?) can KILL you (*if you take too much)" headlines.


==

I twatter yelled at some journo bint yesterday that she should to promise not to take it if she gets the china virus

pointless but satisfying

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (G546f)

267 That Nick Searcy video made me smile bigger than I have in quite a while. Such pure enjoyment. Just adorable. And funny. Love that man!

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (2GPSc)

268 Crunchy PB>Smooth PB.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (90T4r)

269 A national lockdown is absurd because it would be enforced by local law enforcement. There is no federal police force.

When local pols are begging the feds for unfunded mandates, be suspicious.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (oVJmc)

270 @Bencjacobs

Biden refers to "Governor Charlie Parker of Massachusetts" when listing statewide elected who have shown leadership combatting the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (cF8AT)

271 Nick Searcy for President 2024

Because The Lib Shaming Must Go On

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (Z4rgH)

272 This is it, it's happened.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (q3gwH)

i fear you are correct.

I only hope that their incompetence and naked barbarism is enough to see us through to a happy(-ish) future.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (6FeV1)

273 I have used it, or something similar since I was a MM in the Navy. Yes, it works. Squirt it around the base of the not and let it sit for an hour or so then break the nut loose.
Posted by: Vic
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A. Shake the container before use

B. (Important) After wetting whatever it is, tap around on the object at different angles for 20-30 seconds.

C. Let sit for as long as practicable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (CDGwz)

274 262 A million people in Michigan needing hospitalization? A population of just under 10 million means over 10% of the population will need hospitalized, if everybody in the state has it? It isn't that contagious. I'm calling BS on that one.


of course it's BS

in a few days it will be clearer than it is today that the danger is centered in NYC/LA/other big shithole cities and a whole lot of the governors are over-reaching

of course it will be very tough to find that information out!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (j9HX3)

275 266 Same for the NYT and other news organizations hyping the "hydrochloraquine (sp?) can KILL you (*if you take too much)" headlines.

Tylenol can kill you if you take too much. Hell, so can water for that matter.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (NWiLs)

276 Fig Newtons >>> Oreos

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (T6t7i)

277 261 Tami - there was another one where he froze at the podium for ten seconds before Jill raced over to shake him.


It's insane he's this far gone and running for President.
Posted by: Joe Biden at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (SENHs)

Yeah, that one was from the other day. This one is from this morning.

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (cF8AT)

278 Must watch the nick searcy link

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (nRWPy)

279 Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench?
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All of the penetrating oils work to some extent to help loosen stuck bolts. I prefer PB Blaster or Kroil, but any of them will help. Spray it on, then tap the bolt lightly with a hammer a few times, then let it sit for a while. Most stuck bolts will come loose after a few minutes. For really bad ones, reapply and continue to wait. I've had some that took several hours to finally break loose.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (sWM8x)

280
Nick Searcy is a national treasure. That was a great song.

It would be even better if I could hear his vocals over the piano.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (aKsyK)

281 @Bencjacobs

Biden refers to "Governor Charlie Parker of Massachusetts" when listing statewide elected who have shown leadership combatting the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:45 AM (cF8AT)


Bird is back!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (aS1PU)

282 I can tell you that here in PA we will rebel - everyone is gonna head out.

Wolf will turn tail.
____________________

I think that unless the numbers of infected really swell here this week, AZ goes back to work next week. Everybody I've talked to here is pissed off, even the old people.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (k4dH2)

283 "CNN orders people to lie from home.." LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (WI7YS)

284 It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM

There's still hope for you if you haven't yet broken out the feather duster.

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (2GPSc)

285 Biden saying it's Trump's fault we're on lockdown. They're incredible.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (jvCdG)

286 Bold leadership is needed at a time like this. From someone who is willing to take risks. This is why we elected Trump. This is his chance to shine. He has set out a 15 day goal - about a week remaining. He probably needs to follow that through, but he then needs to lead us out of this.

agree! Phase one is going fine.

on to Phase II. which cannot be "healthy young people in isolation"

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (j9HX3)

287 Biden has become a sad joke. He's irrelevant.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)

288 $5 trillion deficit.

At least.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (fNWtj)

289 Biden refers to "Governor Charlie Parker of Massachusetts" when listing statewide elected who have shown leadership combatting the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami
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Ah. 'Bird', I knew him well.

Posted by: Joey at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (CDGwz)

290 Donny Two Scoops should just suspend CC payments, auto loans, and Mortgage payments for 3 to 6 months instead of throwing around Trillions in fiat currency to satisfy dem constituents.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (flINI)

291 You jest, but we have a couple of boxes of stuff that haven't been returned to the attic yet.



*!*



Uh...I guess now would be a good time to do that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (CDGwz)

Not jesting. An Easter Tree is as far as I go.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (q1Pj5)

292 There's still hope for you if you haven't yet broken out the feather duster.

Posted by: One of the quiet ones


Feather boas are right out!

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (T6t7i)

293 Talked to my democrat buddy in CT today. He was spouting off that nonsense that Trump called the virus a hoax. Told him to go search to see that was not true. I doubt he will.


Heck even snopes says it isn't true. But they use a "mixture" rating to make Trump still look bad because he did use the word hoax at a political rally.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (JUOKG)

294 I think that unless the numbers of infected really swell here this week, AZ goes back to work next week. Everybody I've talked to here is pissed off, even the old people.


glad to hear this! good for Arizona

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (j9HX3)

295 152. Yep. Rex Harrison actually had to flee H'wood in disgrace. His wife Lili Palmer went with him. Back in England, Rex dumped Lili for Kay Kendall, a very attractive brunette. Kay died from cancer shortly after their wedding. That Rex Harrison was a true ladykiller.

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (Xhp1L)

296 Now Biden is Lincoln.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (jvCdG)

297 Carol Landis... damn, that girl was cute.

Posted by: Al Crapton at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (S/qiR)

298 Every time I see the totwaffle posts, I read it as twatwaffle. I can't seem to help it. I probably need help.

Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (MmFTx)

299 Cali gov gavin cueing up alice cooper:

School's out forever!

Posted by: getting the banned yawn at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (HR+Ma)

300 More Joe video:

https://tinyurl.com/tr6fkl8

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (cF8AT)

301 It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)


He's going around the bend, folks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (Z4rgH)

302 It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

Damn, that was a close call. Good thing you dodged that bullet.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (s9Eo8)

303 Today's Who Dis are tough. On the Old Hollywood pics, at least I can usually recognize a face, even if the name completely escapes me. I don't recognize either of these two. With only a slightly vague recognition the first picture of the male. Calling MP4 to the courtesy phone!

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (JoUsr)

304 ..Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench? As in, do you find that it works? How long, on average, does it take? Any tips to make things go better?

I shall hang up the phone and read. Many thanks.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (/669Q)



If you have one of those "jet" type propane torch-lighters, apply about one-full minute of heat to the fastener in question, and then hit it with the Liquid Wrench.

The heated parts will help with the capillary action of the penetrant.

I'd send some Kroil to you through the USB port, but it'd seep out of the inntertubes by time it got to you.

Kroil, flat out works.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (QzJWU)

305 using Liquid Wrench?

Yes it often works. Everything else is variable. Tapping the stuck nutz with a wrench and/or warming the nut may speed it up.

Posted by: DaveA at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (FhXTo)

306 Probably good to keep this in mind: while some celebrities are random idiots/jerks, a lot of them -- probably more than we would think -- are actively coordinating with the DNC and specific Democrat leaders to get the DNC's message out.

Recall ow Jimmy Kimmell was coordinating with Schumers office when injecting sob stories about his son's heart issue during his show's monologue, selling Obamacare and slamming Trump. Recall how Obama's had a team on his admin whose job was to coordinate with Hollywood in getting his policies/talking points hyped in their tv show and movies.

There's also a JournoList (some twitter chat group) for celebrities to coordinate their progressive messaging with various DC and progressive activist people.

They are useful idiots, propagandists for the Democrats and their activist donors.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (bDqIh)

307 Fig Newtons >>> Oreos

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (T6t7i)

no no no no.....Hey, I love fig newtons...but they're not better than oreos.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (X/Pw5)

308 Sean Davis making great points.


It's time for government officials to share in the sacrifices that have been forced down the throats of the American citizenry. None of these government officials should be collecting so much as a dime in pay while they deny their own communities the right to earn a living.

Enough is enough. Our nation cannot be held hostage indefinitely by government bureaucrats who continue to get paid with our money while denying tens of millions of Americans their right to work and provide for their families.

Unlike millions of American families whose businesses and livelihoods have been destroyed by the forced government closures, neither Anthony Fauci nor any of the other government bureaucrats demanding indefinite closures has missed a single paycheck.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (vEIlU)

309 He looks like he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (jvCdG)

310 Liquid Hammer is pretty cool too.

Posted by: klaftern at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (RuIsu)

311 163 >>Via senior GOP aide, Schumer/Pelosi now pushing these demands amid pandemic-fueled economic collapse:

1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits



Un-freakin-believable. Going for the brass ring of cronyism during a pandemic.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:33 AM (bDqIh)


Push it, Nancy. Push it, Chuck.
Trump thinks there may be a game changer report Wednesday. If the French antidotes are accurate he's right and the Dems have lost again.

America wins again.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (XathI)

312 It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

He's going around the bend, folks.

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

That would be a terrible idea. Do not suck up the Coronavirus. Leave it in the carpet where it can do no harm.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (sX1BW)

313 Bold leadership is needed at a time like this. From someone who is willing to take risks. This is why we elected Trump. This is his chance to shine. He has set out a 15 day goal - about a week remaining. He probably needs to follow that through, but he then needs to lead us out of this.
Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (sX1BW)
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I fully expect PDT to call for massive tax cuts for businesses and also incentives for businesses to move back to the US.

I can't wait for the howls from Democrats.

And, maybe, just maybe, if the GOP retakes the House, we can get some fiscal sanity and get rid of the omnibus funding crap that's currently being done.

Thanks, Ryan, you jackass.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (WEBkv)

314 As Democrats in DC block the vote, it should truly make abundantly clear to all that the D in Democrat means one thing -

Damn all of you!

For a party that says it cares, it is willing to take hostage the lives, fortunes, and happiness of every American citizen in order to put its grubby paws on power.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (Mp5k2)

315 I'm a big believer that the best way to deal with the trolls is not to ignore them. Because they don't care if you ignore or engage as OM states above. They are happy to have their shot spewed on the blog. I believe the truly best way to deal with the trolls would be to quickly edit their posts into nonsense. That has what has always frustrated trolls the most previously. After that is the removal of their posts. But editing to make them ridiculous is still the best method.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (G2zl5)

316 263 I like to troll at The Hill on occasion.
Usually stuff like: "Is it Mueller Time yet?"
"Are the walls closing in for real this time?"
Posted by: Horus Hearsay at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (DB16e)


That's a different kind of trolling.

It's more like taunting.

Taunt-trolling?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (WJy0R)

317 I vacuum every day.

Is that weird? I also have two little robot vacuums, one runs in my home office during the night, the other in the master bedroom during the day . That way i just have to do a quick run of the open areas and kitchen/dining with the vacuum

yes I have dogs

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (j9HX3)

318 Liquid Hammer is pretty cool too.
Posted by: klaftern at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (RuIsu)


Can't touch this.

Posted by: MC Hammer at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (aS1PU)

319 I was making a rather lame internet bet with publius yesterday; he, like many , is of the opinion that the virus scare will drive gold prices up.

I have the contrary opinion, I believe the oil war (still happening) is going to force russia to dump it's gold stores, driving the price below $500 by the end of the year.

This is why waves of deflation are so hard to cope with, prices of *all* commodities collapse, even the metals.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (q3gwH)

320 I'd like to enlist in taking out trolls. Email me. 's'

Posted by: Sherpa_K2 at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (BsCoj)

321 Oreos taste like chalk.

Hydrox is where it's at.


(fight me.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (6FeV1)

322 Bluebell using a torch to heat the bolts can help, too, but let it soak first. Definitely don't get the lighter out while you're spraying the aerosol.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (41rs/)

323 "They People in california who get Coronavirus will mainly be the illegals. No social distancing going on there, at all



Posted by: LASue "



They are having parties and get togethers here in Atlanta with no slowdown that I can see. They will also swamp the emergency rooms for just a sniffle. And every single one must be given top-notch treatment or else we are all racist.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (MxEKc)

324 Went shopping yesterday. Wal-Mart was not as crowded as usual. Not a lot in the meat section. Found what we needed though. 10 pound log of ground beef will last awhile. Plenty of eggs and milk. Cleaning supplies, bread, toilet paper, and potatoes were extinct. Same with flour and yeast.
Stopped at four other stores and found the same problem. No tp, bread , flour, or yeast. Did find some potatoes. Still, the stores were not crowded and everyone we talked to said the same thing...... "This is so stupid".
Here in our part of Indiana there have been 0, zero, cases of this Chinese lung rot. But the locusts are still strip mining the stores. It's truly unbelievable.
I really think this is gonna be done in two weeks or less. Stores are rationing and restocking. People are starting to see that there is no lock down and it couldn't be enforced anyway. Starting to understand that this is manufactured panic and hysteria. People are getting tired of the nonsense.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (myjNJ)

325 Democrats are demanding that Joe Biden deliver daily news conferences on the Oriental Lung Death.

I am betting his campaign will be releasing carefully edited pre-recorded messages from the candidate. If they do 56 takes, they'll have enough material for a three-minute video.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (BeYX8)

326 303 Today's Who Dis are tough. On the Old Hollywood pics, at least I can usually recognize a face, even if the name completely escapes me. I don't recognize either of these two. With only a slightly vague recognition the first picture of the male. Calling MP4 to the courtesy phone!
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (JoUsr)


Correct answer is at #38.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (WJy0R)

327 Rule of Thumb, Featured on Drudge/ headline = Red Herring.

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (zr5Kq)

328 301 It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

He's going around the bend, folks.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (Z4rgH)

I have a shameful confession to make. I got so bored and restless yesterday I...I...cleaned my kitchen! I sanitized the countertops and everything!

*sobs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (NWiLs)

329 WUWT has a great article up re Euro Greens

Posted by: Jean at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (B7KlG)

330 Thank you all, for all the tips and hints. We will probably give this a go at some point.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (/669Q)

331 21 March 1962: A black bear named "Yogi" was ejected from a supersonic Convair B-58A Hustler to test the B-58's escape capsule. Ejected at 35,000 feet (10,668 meters) from a B-58 flying at Mach 1.3 (approximately 870 miles per hour/1,400 kilometers per hour), the bear landed unharmed 7 minutes, 49 seconds later.

-
Yeah, well, I'll bet he was pissed off.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (+y/Ru)

332 Great video from Nick Searcy, who has balls as big as church bells for not being afraid to be not only a conservative, but for saying he's with Trump. Singing "you may say I'm a Trumper, but I'm not the only one", was clever and immediately makes the lyrics of John Lennon's song "Imagine" better.

Posted by: CoolHandLuke at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (U2+zT)

333 @CNN

American vodka company Tito's Vodka says it plans to use its distillery to make hand sanitizer.


NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (cF8AT)

334 Carole Landis was a sad story. She was beautiful and had a tremendous rack (google her) but had "issues", chief among then, "Rex Harrison."

Sordid details.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (CqE5x)

335 French antidotes


With little feathers on them?

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (HR+Ma)

336 321 Oreos taste like chalk.

Hydrox is where it's at.


(fight me.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (6FeV1


Dude.


Duuuudddde.

**shakes head**

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (SENHs)

337 I have a shameful confession to make. I got so bored and restless yesterday I...I...cleaned my kitchen! I sanitized the countertops and everything!

*sobs*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (NWiLs)


How the hell do you expect to build immunity if you go around cleaning stuff?

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (aS1PU)

338 I prefer to think it was left for you by an angel.
Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:41 AM (/669Q)

You have a sweet spirit, dear.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (WI7YS)

339 Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench? As in, do you find that it works? How long, on average, does it take? Any tips to make things go better?

I shall hang up the phone and read. Many thanks.
Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:35 AM (/669Q)

Yes, it works. Most "penetrating oils" work, WD40 perhaps being the least effective in that role. Might take a few seconds, might take days, depending upon the nature of the stuck parts and what makes them stuck. Heat usually helps, if it can be applied safely.

Tell us what it is that you are trying to get unstuck. Some fasteners have features that require special treatment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (miJU3)

340 325
Democrats are demanding that Joe Biden deliver daily news conferences on the Oriental Lung Death.



Sheesh, that would kill him for sure.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (T6t7i)

341 Well.. I don't get this bailout crap..

Simpler steps:

Step 1 - make unemployment easier to get.. maybe increase the amount you can get temporarily.. THOSE are the people who really need help right now.

Step 2 - Industries.. tax breaks for airlines and other affected industries. Step #1 takes care of their employees, so they don't have to. How much are they really losing when they are not spending $$ on salaries and fuel?

Posted by: Oprah at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (CjFDo)

342 >>I twatter yelled at some journo bint yesterday that she should to promise not to take it if she gets the china virus

pointless but satisfying
- - -

heh.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (bDqIh)

343 Victor Laslo? (Paul Henreid)

Posted by: Chuck C at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (r6GXX)

344 damn Oprah sock!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (CjFDo)

345 >>Bluebell using a torch to heat the bolts can help, too, but let it soak first. Definitely don't get the lighter out while you're spraying the aerosol.

What could possibly go wrong with this plan?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (ZLI7S)

346 That Rex Harrison was a true ladykiller.


Can't see that at all. He must have been quite the manipulator.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (oVJmc)

347 will allow gravity to let it flow into the stuck part.

It will wick in via capillary action if you can't orient the connection downwards.

Posted by: DaveA at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (FhXTo)

348 I was gonna clean my bathroom today, then I came to my senses !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (arJlL)

349 Oreos taste like chalk.

Hydrox is where it's at.


(fight me.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Can you get double stuff, dark chocolate hydrox?

Posted by: Jean at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (B7KlG)

350 I agree with Jim above, Kroil and heat. If the area is small such as one screw or a small bolt, use a soldering iron to precisely apply heat to the area. Small Soldering irons do not generate enough heat to cause other problems.

Posted by: whig at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (EUDB2)

351 Yeah, well, I'll bet he was pissed off.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (+y/Ru)

Holy Sh!t!

Who put the bear in the escape capsule and who let him out???

Posted by: ghbucky at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (s9Eo8)

352 Yeah, well, I'll bet he was pissed off.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (+y/Ru)

Heyyyy, Boo-Boo! What say we go find us a pic-a-nic--AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (6FeV1)

353 >>Democrats are demanding that Joe Biden deliver daily news conferences on the Oriental Lung Death.


Excellent!
This is probably the worst idea his campaign has had.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (bDqIh)

354 is it just me or is Instapundit kind of just lame lately?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (j9HX3)

355 I'd send some Kroil to you through the USB port, but it'd seep out of the inntertubes by time it got to you.

Kroil, flat out works.


Jim
-----

Pfft. We bust your nuts.

Posted by: PB Blaster at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (CDGwz)

356 Liquid Hammer is pretty cool too.
Posted by: klaftern at March 23, 2020 11:49 AM (RuIsu)

Can't touch this.
Posted by: MC Hammer at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (aS1PU)

********

Poseur

Posted by: Jan Hammer at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (flINI)

357 317 I vacuum every day.

Is that weird? I also have two little robot vacuums, one runs in my home office during the night, the other in the master bedroom during the day . That way i just have to do a quick run of the open areas and kitchen/dining with the vacuum

yes I have dogs
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (j9HX3)

I have two Roombas, I love them! When we were shopping for our couch, I sat down on it then bent down to look how high off the ground it was. I said to the salesman, "will my Roomba fit under this?" He looked at me for a second and said, "Nobody has ever asked me that. I don't know."

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (Ez6QX)

358
We have been talking for years now about civil war - it occurs to me
that This is It. Our enemies were never going to attack us openly with
force, we were too strong. So now instead they have chosen to
annihilate our economy and put us all back into a Greater Depression,
one that is going to take a decade of socialism to overcome - if ever.




I think China has attacked the west. They could have known about this months before, but let their people spread it. China doesn't care if it loses a few million, or more than that. If they can destroy the western economies and they control the flow of meds, they rule the world.

/yes, I know I am crazy.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (ZCiJZ)

359 Bluebell
PB Blaster works better but Liquid Wrench is a reasonable alternative.
Gravity is your friend
Beware of fumes.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (BiNEL)

360 I have a "Wagner Power Stripper." It's a heat gun that you can use to strip paint or loosen bolts, etc. You gotta be careful not to start fires though.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (nRWPy)

361 Well.. I don't get this bailout crap..

Simpler steps:


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

Even simpler.

Open the country back up.

Nothing else matters.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (sX1BW)

362 It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

it's the Corona Clean Up
highly contagious

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (G546f)

363 Step 2 - Industries.. tax breaks for airlines and other affected industries. Step #1 takes care of their employees, so they don't have to. How much are they really losing when they are not spending $$ on salaries and fuel?

Posted by: Oprah at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (CjFDo)

They were long on oil futures(hedging fuel costs) so they're not actually seeing benefits from it. Stupid, I know.

Posted by: Someguy at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (Zm+LZ)

364 have a shameful confession to make. I got so bored and restless yesterday I...I...cleaned my kitchen! I sanitized the countertops and everything!

*sobs*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (NWiLs)


Oh. Dear.

I believe that is one of the signs of the End Times.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (TdMsT)

365 Can you get double stuff, dark chocolate hydrox?
Posted by: Jean at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (B7KlG)

That's like putting a pink fuzzy steering wheel cover on a Bentley.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (6FeV1)

366 Ah, two nibbles! Here's the situation.



It's for removing the venturi bolts from our 16-year-old gas
cooktop. One burner is recalcitrant and we got an alarmingly high quote
from the repair guy to fix it, mainly because of parts, but also
because the odds are good that due to the age of the cooktop, the bolts
would have to be drilled out of all the burners, thus ruining them and
something else below them.



My thought is that if we could get the cooktop apart ourselves, we
could remove the offending part from the one burner and then close it
up. That burner would no longer work, but I could easily live with
that.






Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM

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If those bolts have been in that stove for 16 years with countless heating and cooling cycles, they are most likely not coming out without being drilled out.


Odds are fair that if you put enough torque on them, you will snap the heads off without moving the bolt at all no matter how much oil you soak them with.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (JUOKG)

367 Went shopping yesterday. Wal-Mart was not as crowded as usual. Not a lot in the meat section. Found what we needed though. 10 pound log of ground beef will last awhile. Plenty of eggs and milk. Cleaning supplies, bread, toilet paper, and potatoes were extinct. Same with flour and yeast.
Stopped at four other stores and found the same problem. No tp, bread , flour, or yeast.



Posted by: Madamemayhem


Where did all these Betty Crocker's come from???
No flour. No yeast. No powdered milk. No Clabber Girl baking powder. WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (2GjZZ)

368 Keep thinking this is all just a Crash the Economy Op, coordinated by Deep State, China, and Dr. Evil types.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (90T4r)

369 It's worth noting that some manufacturers are jerks and will use reverse threads, too. That probably isn't the case here, but I've seen it in odd places before.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (41rs/)

370 Heyyyy, Boo-Boo! What say we go find us a pic-a-nic--AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (6FeV1)


Traveling at mach 1.3 means he hit the ground before you heard him.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (kUmUV)

371 Oreos taste like chalk.

Hydrox is where it's at.


(fight me.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:50 AM (6FeV1)

Try 'em w/dairy milk instead of milk of magnesia.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (X/Pw5)

372 I believe you shouldn't clean. That way your viruses can fight the Chinese viruses.


WWIII virus wars

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (SENHs)

373 I was gonna clean my bathroom today, then I came to my senses !
Posted by: JT
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I briefly considered scrubbing the commodes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (CDGwz)

374 Yogi, "Hey Mr. Forest Ranger! What did ya put in my pic-a-nic snack?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (Mp5k2)

375 Who put the bear in the escape capsule and who let him out???

Posted by: ghbucky


Was beink Vasily, Hero of Soviet Union (posthumous).

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (T6t7i)

376 Oreos are vegan

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (nRWPy)

377 301 It's getting crazy. I almost started vacuuming this morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

He's going around the bend, folks.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (Z4rgH)

I have a shameful confession to make. I got so bored and restless yesterday I...I...cleaned my kitchen! I sanitized the countertops and everything!

*sobs*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (NWiLs)

********

*sheepishly raises hand*

I can now eat off of my garage floor

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (flINI)

378 232 Didn't Aquaman used to date Liquid Wench?

And then they had L'il Droplet


Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (KxVoZ)

379 Irish pizza? Potato toppings?
Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)
~~~~~

Yeah. So? You guys serve your pizza in strips.

And at least we don't try to make people drink cabinets or eat hermit cakes.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (sGotD)

380 If I troll a progressive site, I always use sources that they themselves would use (NYTimes, WaPo,etc) and then dispense information that I would never question myself.

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (3aI0K)

381 I have two Roombas, I love them!

they are the BEST!

I have two very hairy large dogs and my family has allergies on top of it

I definitely need the Roombas going every day and to vacuum/sweep myself too

especially now when the dogs bring in SO MUCH pollen

Jordan you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get the dog hair out of the roombas each day tho ugh

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (j9HX3)

382 /yes, I know I am crazy.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (ZCiJZ)


Oh come on comrade , people steeped in the traditions of Chairman Mao would never risk harming their own people to further the cause of Chinese hegemony!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (BiNEL)

383 354 is it just me or is Instapundit kind of just lame lately?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM (j9HX3)

Yeah, me too. I am finding it less and less desirable to go there.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (90T4r)

384 Step 2 - Industries.. tax breaks for airlines and other affected industries. Step #1 takes care of their employees, so they don't have to. How much are they really losing when they are not spending $$ on salaries and fuel?

Posted by: Oprah




NO TAX BREAKS FOR CRUISE LINES.

You register under different country's flags for tax purposes, no bail outs for you.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (2GjZZ)

385 Even simpler.

Open the country back up.

-

Close the borders. Open the country.

I'm told there's a great deal of foriegn work visas being granted right now for some bizarre reason.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (41rs/)

386 Sunday at Safeway - out of TP, Flour, yeast, frozen and canned vegetables, potatoes.

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (gmo/4)

387 Oreos are vegan
Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (nRWPy)
~~~~~

As are Slim Jims!

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (sGotD)

388
*sheepishly raises hand*

I can now eat off of my garage floor
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (flINI)

My basement could be used as an operating room.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (TdMsT)

389 russia to dump it's gold stores, driving the price below $500 by the end of the year.

Steiner will come?

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (HR+Ma)

390 514 Well, my useless fuckstick of a governor is closing Wisconsin for non-essential business starting tomorrow.

Over a total of 500 infected and 4 deaths (old and prior conditions)

Types.
Deletes.
Posted by: Gman at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (Xhndx)


Useless fuckstick of a governor? You're going to have to narrow that down a little.

I'm assuming you live in Wi but with the way politicians are over-reaching it wouldn't be a suprise if the governor of a different state tried to close a neighbor.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (z79tQ)

391 A million people in Michigan needing hospitalization? A population of just under 10 million means over 10% of the population will need hospitalized, if everybody in the state has it? It isn't that contagious. I'm calling BS on that one.
Posted by: engineer at March 23, 2020 11:44 AM (P0MEW)

She says she was "listening" to epidemiolgists from John Hopkins and University of Michigan. I'm sure she is and they are using models, as we have been told, that have zero mitigation included in them.
This is nothing but an attempt to gain national attention, making her look like she is doing what the federal government run by Trump won't do.
Apparently, Trump was supposed to forecast this pandemic last year and demand companies shut down their current production and switch to medical PPE.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (4ywJ2)

392 The other reason they're here is that if anyone who hasn't been reading wanders in, they won't know who the trolls are, and "silence implies assent" is still a thing.

Posted by: SDN at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (K9d/B)

393 373 I was gonna clean my bathroom today, then I came to my senses !
Posted by: JT
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I briefly considered scrubbing the commodes.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (CDGwz)


But then I got high.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (90T4r)

394 Keep thinking this is all just a Crash the Economy Op, coordinated by Deep State, China, and Dr. Evil types.

-----------

I don't think it is direct coordination. It is just a mindset they all have. Only government can save you. Only submitting to us government experts can save you.

And our public is so risk averse now, it is the perfect time to do this.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (sX1BW)

395 Had Mike Gallagher on, he was all for this lock down if it saves just 1 life. But if we are going down that road next year everyone stay home from February through March for the seasonal flu which will save 10s of thousands.
Nation speed limiters to 35 mph is another big life saver.


Don't get me started on abortion bans.

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (ZCEU2)

396 What is the offending gas burner doing? Leaking?

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (nRWPy)

397 I briefly considered scrubbing the commodes.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

More than ONE ?

You must be rollin' in dough !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (arJlL)

398 Tell us what it is that you are trying to get unstuck. Some fasteners have features that require special treatment.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:52 AM (miJU3)
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AOP, I posted this above, but it's the venturi thingies on my cooktop. I have the same problem as discussed in this video.

And fear not, everyone, I'm pretty much an idiot but I do know enough to unplug the cooktop and turn off the gas before doing anything like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU483jFOXIU

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (/669Q)

399 >>is it just me or is Instapundit kind of just lame lately?



Yes, and repetitive.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (bDqIh)

400 our 16-year-old gas cooktop.

It's flammable so be careful. It can't hurt to try if you don't snap the bolts by overMoroning. Drill and retap isn't that hard. There are tools for pulling out the rest of the bolt if you snap the head off but IDR what they're called.

Posted by: DaveA at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (FhXTo)

401 For the record, it was "lying dog faced pony soldier".

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (y7DUB)

402 Biden's speech summarized:

1. Trump didn't act fast enough, thats why we're on lockdown. It's his fault for not seeing this coming.

2. This isn't the time for petty politics.

These assholes know they are assholes I'm pretty sure of it.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (jvCdG)

403 I'm told there's a great deal of foriegn work visas being granted right now for some bizarre reason.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (41rs/)

The borders are closed. The above is BS.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (4ywJ2)

404 But then I got high.
Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (90T4r)

"PB Blaster" is actually his favorite strain of the ganj.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (6FeV1)

405 Glad it's not just me re: Insty. I thought it was just me.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (KxVoZ)

406 My basement could be used as an operating room.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:56 AM (TdMsT)
---------------

*note to self: do not turn back on Ladyl if inspecting basement cleanliness.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (WEBkv)

407 397
I briefly considered scrubbing the commodes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.



More than ONE ?



You must be rollin' in dough !

Posted by: JT


Why? You just drill an extra hole in the board.

Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (T6t7i)

408 Plutonium kills viruses, right?

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (gmo/4)

409
The borders are closed. The above is BS.

-

This is good to know. Thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (41rs/)

410 My basement could be used as an operating room.
Posted by: Ladyl

!

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (arJlL)

411 I have a "Wagner Power Stripper." It's a heat gun that you can use to strip paint or loosen bolts, etc. You gotta be careful not to start fires though.
Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:53 AM

Great for caramelizing your creme brulee, too.

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (2GPSc)

412 NO TAX BREAKS FOR CRUISE LINES.

You register under different country's flags for tax purposes, no bail outs for you.

Posted by: rickb223

______________

That's exactly one of the ones I have no problem watch going under.

They almost never hire Americans either if you've ever been on a cruise. Way cheaper to get someone on a visa.

So foreign company with foreign workers on something that is completely frivolous that has almost zero critical importance to our economy. It would be like bailing out Gucci or Louis Vuitton.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (sjTfF)

413
*note to self: do not turn back on Ladyl if inspecting basement cleanliness.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (WEBkv)


Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (TdMsT)

414 I have a shameful confession to make. I got so bored and restless yesterday I...I...cleaned my kitchen! I sanitized the countertops and everything!

*sobs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (NWiLs)


Imagine -- You're not the only one.

*hangs head*

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (Z4rgH)

415 I've got to vacuum at some point, the dog hair is blowing around like big tumbleweeds, but with everyone here, they'll freak.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (nRWPy)

416 Unemployment help does nothing for the millions of restaurant and small business owners who now can't work. The unemployment system is not set up to help them at all, but they are the actual backbone of the economy.

That is why the unemployment system is woefully inadequate at this time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (q3gwH)

417 Biden refers to "Governor Charlie Parker of Massachusetts" when listing statewide elected who have shown leadership combatting the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami
-------

Ah. 'Bird', I knew him well.

-
Lieutenant Governor Dizzy Gillespie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (+y/Ru)

418 This is nothing but an attempt to gain national attention, making her
look like she is doing what the federal government run by Trump won't
do.

Apparently, Trump was supposed to forecast this pandemic last year
and demand companies shut down their current production and switch to
medical PPE.


Biden said he's going to have a female VP.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (ZCiJZ)

419 If those bolts have been in that stove for 16 years with countless heating and cooling cycles, they are most likely not coming out without being drilled out.


Odds are fair that if you put enough torque on them, you will snap the heads off without moving the bolt at all no matter how much oil you soak them with.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2020 11:54 AM (JUOKG)
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Sigh. That's what the repair guy said this morning. The cost of doing all that and then fixing all that again is ridiculous.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (/669Q)

420 I have a shameful confession to make. I got so bored and restless yesterday I...I...cleaned my kitchen! I sanitized the countertops and everything!

*sobs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:51 AM (NWiLs)


Slipping a Gin and Tonic through usb, drink it while the ice is cold, you'll feel better.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (XathI)

421 The borders are closed. The above is BS.


You should post that on the Book Thread !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (arJlL)

422 "I think China has attacked the west. They could have
known about this months before, but let their people spread it. China
doesn't care if it loses a few million, or more than that. If they can
destroy the western economies and they control the flow of meds, they
rule the world.

Posted by: shibumi"

China attacking the west with the virus makes no sense in that it would/will destroy their markets for their endless mountains of crap. Who else is gong to buy their junk, Africans? South American indigenous people?
This virus pandemic was good old fashioned communist incompetence and and coverup.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 12:00 PM (MxEKc)

423 They do it because it is a species of lie, and lying is their master's tool, from calling murder "choice" to labeling hope "false." It's all they have and their comeuppance is the rectification of names, which always, eventually, comes.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 23, 2020 12:00 PM (87EdW)

424
You must be rollin' in dough !
Posted by: JT
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Yep. Filthy with the stuff. Got so much we don't even know where it all is. I was hoping some might turn up in the commode.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 12:00 PM (CDGwz)

425 All you bored out of work people want to make some money? I need my garage cleaned and organized...hell, I need my whole house done. I can pay cash but I expect attention to detail in spite of the fact that it appears we haven't cleaned in years. When that's done I need some painting, inside and out...
I can't do it myself because I have to click my mouse at least every 5 minutes so it looks like I'm active...

Posted by: lin-duh at March 23, 2020 12:00 PM (UUBmN)

426 https://bit.ly/2QGQ3Zo
*********
Coronavirus disease 2019: the harms of exaggerated information and non evidence based measures Ioannidis -European Journal of Clinical Investigation Wiley Online Library

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 12:00 PM (N54ux)

427 Jordan you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get the dog hair out of the roombas each day tho ugh
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (j9HX3)

Do you have the kind with the brush rollers or the rubber rollers? I have one of each. The brush rollers are a royal pain in the ass to clean, but the rubber rollers are really easy.

Sadly I am down to one pup as of last month, and he's not as much of a shedder as my other one was.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (Ez6QX)

428 That is why the unemployment system is woefully inadequate at this time.

And... what about all the self employed people who cannot get unemployment but have lost clients because of this? And have to pay their own really pricey health insurance? They are always thrown under the bus.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (ZCiJZ)

429 Glad it's not just me re: Insty. I thought it was just me.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 11:58 AM (KxVoZ)


Every time someone quotes from there my thought is that someone wastes more time on the internet than I do.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (y7DUB)

430 Biden said he's going to have a female VP.
Posted by: shibumi

If he picks Mooch, won't he be surprised !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (arJlL)

431 Great for caramelizing your creme brulee, too.



OMG!!!!!!!! I was thinking I might get a kitchen torch but seemed silly.


I CAN USE THE WAGER POWER STRIPPER!!

GENIUS!

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (nRWPy)

432 You think cleaning is bad? Get this:

I am doing the photos that I've said I was going to do since *mumblety mumble*

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (sGotD)

433 I've had good luck with stuck bolts by melting natural bee's wax into the thread. You have to get the thread vertical, and then start melting the wax. It will flow into the thread. Old gunsmith I knew had success with this method loosening barrels.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (C1Lsn)

434 Don't think my heat gun which will strip paint would make great creme brulee

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (ZCEU2)

435
Slipping a Gin and Tonic through usb, drink it while the ice is cold, you'll feel better.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (XathI)


Hey! Gin and tonic is MY drink!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (TdMsT)

436 I cleaned and sanitized my work apt.

*sigh*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (3/G+L)

437 I am doing the photos that I've said I was going to do since *mumblety mumble*
Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (sGotD)
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I have a job for you when you're finished with yours.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (/669Q)

438 It's for removing the venturi bolts from our 16-year-old gas cooktop. One burner is recalcitrant and we got an alarmingly high quote from the repair guy to fix it, mainly because of parts, but also because the odds are good that due to the age of the cooktop, the bolts would have to be drilled out of all the burners, thus ruining them and something else below them.

My thought is that if we could get the cooktop apart ourselves, we could remove the offending part from the one burner and then close it up. That burner would no longer work, but I could easily live with that.
Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:39 AM (/669Q)

Aha! It a gas cooktop, so presumably heat-resistant. Close the gas valve to the range. Using a hand-held propane torch, heat the stuck screws red-hot, if you can, and then allow to cool. They should come out after that. Heat/cool cycles help to break the rust bond between a screw and the female thread.

There is probably a YouTube tutorial on making this repair, maybe several. View them all; some are much better than others.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (miJU3)

439 The Democrats are obviously taking advantage of the absence of 3 Republican Senators---and I can't be the only one who notes that it's 3 senators who often have their OWN agendas that are sometimes at odds with the president---especially Pierre Infecto....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (CqE5x)

440 China attacking the west with the virus makes no sense in that it
would/will destroy their markets for their endless mountains of crap.
Who else is gong to buy their junk, Africans? South American indigenous
people?
This virus pandemic was good old fashioned communist incompetence and and coverup.


Will it destroy the markets for endless mountains of crap? IDK.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (ZCiJZ)

441 I keep pointing out that the peer reviewed study on Internet Trolls discovered that they were psychopaths. They think they are deeply wounding us with their propaganda - when in reality they are just flys - they eat shit and bother people.

Posted by: An Observation at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (HafZq)

442 The bills are almost dry, boss!

Posted by: US MINT at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (fNWtj)

443 So yesterday, I made meatloaf and I was thinking "What if I don't have any bread or breadcrumbs?" I thought about Tater Tots. Microwave some to defrost them and then mix them in with the ground beef.
Yes. I have moments of adequacy.

Posted by: JAS at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (2BZBZ)

444 428 That is why the unemployment system is woefully inadequate at this time.

And... what about all the self employed people who cannot get unemployment but have lost clients because of this? And have to pay their own really pricey health insurance? They are always thrown under the bus.
Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (ZCiJZ)

Everyone go down to the Unemployment Office, and stand around and sit for hours. Wait

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (90T4r)

445 Biden picking a female is his only hope. Even then...

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (SENHs)

446 WMAL playing national anthem.


Why is that sorta scary?

But I still stood up.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (nRWPy)

447 I sure hope there is a game changing report on wednesday, something dramatic has to happen.

I've been hoping for a brand new Placebo cure that will be mandatory for all. Then all deaths can be blamed on complications, and everyone will think they're safe.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (q3gwH)

448 Did Rex Harrison and his wife Lily Palmer have five dancing daughters?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (FTlwv)

449 China attacking the west with the virus makes no sense in that it would/will destroy their markets for their endless mountains of crap. Who else is gong to buy their junk, Africans? South American indigenous people?
This virus pandemic was good old fashioned communist incompetence and and coverup.

-----------

It isn't about enriching their country. It is about maintaining their power. Communists don't care about making their country rich. Only themselves and only through lording over everyone.

That being said, I may agree with your last statement. But a communists never lets a crisis go to waste.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (sX1BW)

450 Lt. Gov. Dizzy Gillespie flirted with me at a bar in DC once. My brush with greatness! If only I could've voted for him.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (COzlW)

451 Good morning all. We are getting serious cabin fever and its only been a few days. Ugh! Still keep your heads up.

Thanks for the troll alert, I haven't been posting much if at all the last couple years, so I have missed all the fun.

BTW - who does the gun thread? I want to thank him and prostrate before him. He kept saying "buy ammo". Well we did, and now you can't get ammo anywhere around here. So thankful I read this blog! Of course, our ammo closet would put the Las Vegas guy to shame, but since we participate in Steel tournaments, I am not worried.

Ya'll please stay safe, but don't live in fear. We are trying to be "normal" as we can, considering the stupid democrats in charge of our city have shut everything down. What idiots. We have had a total of 30 cases for over a million people. Geez. One death, that person , God rest their soul, was over 80 with other health issues.

Sorry for the rambling but honestly reading the comments just lifts my spirits. Thanks very much!!!

Posted by: satrose at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (nycWw)

452 435
Slipping a Gin and Tonic through usb, drink it while the ice is cold, you'll feel better.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (XathI)


Hey! Gin and tonic is MY drink!
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (TdMsT)

Hah hah!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:03 PM (NWiLs)

453 Do you have the kind with the brush rollers or the rubber rollers?

mine have one of each? the rubber one is HARDER b/c their hair gets INSIDE the central "pin" - the brush at least grabs the hairs so that one doesn't get the locked in hair inside of it

eh it's fine I just have to really use them EVERY day so it's not too much hair for them

two GSDs = a LOT of hair and dander

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:03 PM (j9HX3)

454 Kroger update. Shopped during the old folk allowed time 7-8 am. Had tp, bottled water which have been non existent. 3 8oz packages of butter. All else wiped out. Scored a box of disposable gloves which I use while stripping and staining antique furniture. Have 3 pieces I'm working on.
Had Tamiflu and vitamin C and D. No zinc at all.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 23, 2020 12:03 PM (JVgnl)

455 Liquid wrench or PB blaster are good, helps to apply the day before, or heat with a heat gun or propane torch and soak. Depends on exactly what you are trying to take apart. Allways have some handy myself. WD40 is overrated, but if thats all you have ....

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at March 23, 2020 12:03 PM (7lKeD)

456 Anybody in the Little Rock area come to the Grand Take-Out Opening of my restaurant next week.
The week after, give the homeless dude in front of that closed restaurant a dollar. And some Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: JB at March 23, 2020 12:03 PM (TO8Xm)

457 China attacking the west with the virus makes no sense in that it would/will destroy their markets for their endless mountains of crap. Who else is gong to buy their junk, Africans? South American indigenous people?
This virus pandemic was good old fashioned communist incompetence and and coverup.
Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 12:00 PM (MxEKc)

I agree with . But like the Democrats, they aren't above taking advantage of this.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (CqE5x)

458 443: potatoes work fine in meat loaves, just as moist

Posted by: CN at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (ONvIw)

459 There are tools for pulling out the rest of the bolt if you snap the head off but IDR what they're called.

EZouts or screw extractors.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (SchxB)

460 Unemployment help does nothing for the millions of restaurant and small business owners who now can't work. The unemployment system is not set up to help them at all, but they are the actual backbone of the economy.

That is why the unemployment system is woefully inadequate at this time.
Posted by: Tom Servo

__________________

I just don't know how you bail these types of businesses out. Just about every person has a restaurant investment story where they went bankrupt. My parents and in laws had both invested in restaurants that tanked.They have such a high rate of failure anyway.

If we give them loans, how do we make sure they pay them back?

And also, EVERYONE's buisness is being effected, does everyone get a bailout? Or just the ones with the best lobbyists.

To me something like a tax holiday makes more sense, that way everyone get in on it.

Some industries like airlines I understand you probably need to prop up.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (sjTfF)

461 I keep forgetting one important point

To the Democrats this is all a game, none of us are real. We are just props to be used in their Game for Power.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (Mp5k2)

462 Of course Bid n will pick a female running mate, he isn't sniffing guys hair now is he?

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (ZCEU2)

463 I've been hoping for a brand new Placebo cure that will be mandatory for all. Then all deaths can be blamed on complications, and everyone will think they're safe.


works for me tom!!!

I'd even participate in a "isolation and infection" thing just to get the damn bug and get over it

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (j9HX3)

464 I'm putting on my tinfoil hat and going for the theory that this is a plot to Get Trump.

Posted by: torabora at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (EqMbh)

465 Does one really need instructions to make totwaffles? I think the picture of the bag of tots next to the waffle maker pretty much sums it up.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (mQoUp)

466 How do these Virtual Happy Hours work as far as music? Everyone can't be listening to their own. It would be a cacophony as well as destroying the sense of all being in the same place.

Maybe one person could set up a separate device on Zoom near a speaker, and keep the volume low. so everyone can hear it but not too loud? Off to do some searchin' Some folks at my company wants to start doing them.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (KxVoZ)

467 376 Oreos are vegan
Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (nRWPy)


The white filling in Oreos used to be made from lard and sugar. Not exactly vegan. Are they making it out of tofu now?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (WJy0R)

468 Lest we forget!

Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (fNWtj)

469 Don't think my heat gun which will strip paint would make great creme brulee
Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM

Yes, it does really work, just to lightly caramelize the top.

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (2GPSc)

470 Shredded tator tot meatloaf? My God, man, that's coroningenuity right there.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (COzlW)

471 So is China open for business now? Also the IOC is still planning to hold Olympics in July. A lot of governing bodies are requesting a postponement.

Seems Asia is on the downside of the curve.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (5IbVn)

472
461 I keep forgetting one important point

To the Democrats this is all a game, none of us are real. We are just props to be used in their Game for Power.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (Mp5k2)


Brief and accurate.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (TdMsT)

473 Fox is starting to remind me of the news segment during Joker Products time.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (ZLI7S)

474 Rex Harrison sure got around.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (CqE5x)

475 You have one burner that won't light?

Just use a lighter. I always have the most frequently used/cleaned one that won't light and this gas stove is only a year old.

Aren't you fancy with your wanting it to light with the dial.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (nRWPy)

476 Yep. Rex Harrison actually had to flee H'wood in disgrace. His wife Lili Palmer went with him. Back in England, Rex dumped Lili for Kay Kendall, a very attractive brunette. Kay died from cancer shortly after their wedding. That Rex Harrison was a true ladykiller.
Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (Xhp1L)


I know a very disgusting story about Harrison and Kendall which I will never repeat here. Ask me if you ever meet me and have enough booze on hand.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (2JVJo)

477

Who Dis? : Two dead people prolly..EXHUME HER LEGS Oh? fuggetaboutit.

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (5IHGB)

478 We cannot get through to the Texas Workforce commission. At. All.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (Zz0t1)

479 Biden refers to "Governor Charlie Parker of Massachusetts" when listing statewide elected who have shown leadership combatting the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami
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Ah. 'Bird', I knew him well.

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Lieutenant Governor Dizzy Gillespie.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:59 AM (+y/Ru)


Troo fact: Coupe Deval's father was long time Sun Ra Arkestra saxophonist Laurdine "Pat" Patrick. Excellent musician but probably a not so good dad.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (y7DUB)

480 I can't do it myself because I have to click my mouse at least every 5 minutes so it looks like I'm active...
Posted by: lin-duh at March 23, 2020 12:00 PM (UUBmN)

Hubs & I were discussing working from home, and son chimed in and said he has some kind of auto-click program that'll make it look like you're working.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (Ez6QX)

481 >>> Another name for this type is "concern troll."

Steps to concern trolling.
1. Announce fake conservative credentials (lifelong Republican who voted for Nixon)
2. Assert broad agreement with conservative platform points (I've always supported gun rights, restriction on abortion, reductions in entitlements etc etc etc)
3. Flash you ugly butt (BUT now I've heard)
4. Announce your handwringing, and deep deep deep concern this will *hurt* conservatism, by alienating the "middle" or is just too conservative. (I'm concerned this just goes too far)

What I've learned over the past 4 years.

"Conservative" media was actually professional concern trolls paid by communists to make damn well sure the most we would ever do is slow them down.

Posted by: mikethemoose at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (Y6UV7)

482 467 376 Oreos are vegan
Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 11:55 AM (nRWPy)

The white filling in Oreos used to be made from lard and sugar. Not exactly vegan. Are they making it out of tofu now?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (WJy0R)

Pretty sure it's hydrogenated vegetable shortening now.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (NWiLs)

483 They are always thrown under the bus.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM (ZCiJZ)


Comrade, comes the revolution, everyone will have a Civil Service government job, sweet salary, free health care, and pension, da!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (BiNEL)

484 No. Last I saw he had been up to no good with Adam Schiff, something related to the Russiagate shenanigans.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 23, 2020 11:43 AM (bDqIh)

Ah, so. Thanks for the update.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (miJU3)

485 We had a brisket in the freezer so my husband bqq'ed it Saturday. Yesterday, I melted some Velveta (childhood memories) put in a can of Rotel, and the rest of the chopped up brisket. MMMMM... imitation cheese goodness! My goodness I had forgotten how horrible/wonderful Velveta is. If I were younger I would have had my husband roll in it so I could lick it off. ......

Posted by: satrose at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (nycWw)

486 Aha! It a gas cooktop, so presumably heat-resistant. Close the gas valve to the range. Using a hand-held propane torch, heat the stuck screws red-hot, if you can, and then allow to cool. They should come out after that. Heat/cool cycles help to break the rust bond between a screw and the female thread.

There is probably a YouTube tutorial on making this repair, maybe several. View them all; some are much better than others.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 12:02 PM (miJU3)
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So you think it's worth trying? After seeing a couple comments on here I started doubting whether I should try.

I don't actually want to fix that burner, because the parts are ridiculously expensive and also because the guy said that by replacing those it could cause the something-or-others on the other burners to go within the next year or so, necessitating another large repair bill.

I would be perfectly happy to continue using my cooktop less the one burner. I don't want to use it while that igniter continually clicks, however, because it sparks. I briefly wondered if I could just set a big pot of water on it and just let it click away forever until it wears itself out, but I don't think that's probably a good idea.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (/669Q)

487 Everyone go down to the Unemployment Office, and stand around and sit for hours. Wait


Unemployment is all online now. Plus government offices are closed.

Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (ZCiJZ)

488 I'm starting a rumour that Biden is out of sight because healing up from his sex change operation.

Posted by: torabora at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (EqMbh)

489 I want a Terrible Two totwaffles.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (COzlW)

490 I'm putting on my tinfoil hat and going for the theory that this is a plot to Get Trump.

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I'm with JJ. It's less about Trump and more punishing us for rejecting their advances. We wanted to see other people, so they're going to destroy us and everything we love.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (41rs/)

491 Rush is still gone

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2020 12:07 PM (aKsyK)

492 Palm oil/canola oil, not lard anymore

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:07 PM (nRWPy)

493 Some of the neighborhood kids here were going door to door asking for odd jobs...raking lawns, helping clean garages, etc. I figured "good for them!"

But no, some busybody complained and now the HOA Prez is "strongly discouraging out of an abundance of caution the practice of going door to door."

Bitch can clean her own fucking garage.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 23, 2020 12:07 PM (Ve//x)

494 472
461 I keep forgetting one important point

To the Democrats this is all a game, none of us are real. We are just props to be used in their Game for Power.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:04 PM (Mp5k2)


Brief and accurate.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (TdMsT)

You mean We the People are commodities, that have become collateral damage????

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 12:07 PM (90T4r)

495 I've been hoping for a brand new Placebo cure that will be mandatory for all. Then all deaths can be blamed on complications, and everyone will think they're safe. ----

I've been saying positive updates on a vaccine would quell a lot of the panic. Of course that's probably why I haven't heard any reporting on it. I did read they have started the human trials.


Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (5IbVn)

496 I have to say it's a medical certainty that anyone who has #Resist or similar in their Twitter profiles suffers from undiagnosed brain damage.

The aggressive stupidity is also a clue.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (gRSdG)

497 I'm starting a rumour that Biden is out of sight because healing up from his sex change operation.

So a Bidet with bolt-on boobs...

Eeewwww

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (Mp5k2)

498 Rush sounds tired.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (3/G+L)

499 Oh, it's clicking? Hmmmm

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (nRWPy)

500 487 Everyone go down to the Unemployment Office, and stand around and sit for hours. Wait


Unemployment is all online now. Plus government offices are closed.
Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (ZCiJZ)


Heh. Well it's been a while, shibumi.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (90T4r)

501 I almost allowed myself to believe that this Virus Panic is the work of the Deep State---not the "virus" part, just the "panic.'--but I got to thinking--Open Borders and Socialized Medicine--are not going to come out of this smelling like a rose....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (CqE5x)

502 If I were younger I would have had my husband roll in it so I could lick it off. ......
Posted by: satrose at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (nycWw


Doctor: How did you get these second degree burns?

Your husband: don't ask me that

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (SENHs)

503 dagny, the gas part of the burner works fine. It's just that when the burner is turned off, the igniter keeps clicking. Forever. When I turn the burner on, it lights just fine and the clicking stops.

So I've been keeping the cooktop unplugged, and when I need to use it, I use that burner.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (/669Q)

504

SHELTER @ MY PLACE. 18-33 year old Hotties...one at a time now I'm NO PAOLO.

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (5IHGB)

505 Unemployment is all online now. Plus government offices are closed.
Posted by: shibumi at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (ZCiJZ)

We used to stand "on line" to collect.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (CqE5x)

506 "490 I'm putting on my tinfoil hat and going for the theory that this is a plot to Get Trump.

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I'm with JJ. It's less about Trump and more punishing us for rejecting their advances. We wanted to see other people, so they're going to destroy us and everything we love."

They will go balls to the wall to implement the Green New Deal after the economic devastation emerges from the overreaction they pushed.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (puu6v)

507 ? I also have two little robot vacuums, one runs in my home office during the night, the other in the master bedroom during the day . That way i just have to do a quick run of the open areas and kitchen/dining with the vacuum

yes I have dogs
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020


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If I ever have a house, it will have tile or wood flooring, and I can envision me getting a Roomba to clean up once a day and scare the cats. The felines are both longhairs, but when they shed it's in clumps, so it's easier to vacuum after them. But it would be nice to have a robot do a lot of the work.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (rpbg1)

508 Rush sounds tired.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (3/G+L)

*********

Alarmingly so.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (flINI)

509 I went out for a little bit and traffic was very light. I just looked out my window, and two ladies on horseback. There's a boarding stable about 3/4 mile from here, but it's the first time I've seen any up here.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (C1Lsn)

510 Don't think my heat gun which will strip paint would make great creme brulee
Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 12:01 PM

Yes, it does really work, just to lightly caramelize the top.
Posted by: One of the quiet ones


Heck, the Bernzo-matic gas brazing torch will do that. Propane. Oxy-propane. MAPP Gas.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (2GjZZ)

511 ace up

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (d7Ww2)

512 He would have a smile of his face even with burns on his but

Posted by: satrose at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (nycWw)

513 476 Yep. Rex Harrison actually had to flee H'wood in disgrace. His wife Lili Palmer went with him. Back in England, Rex dumped Lili for Kay Kendall, a very attractive brunette. Kay died from cancer shortly after their wedding. That Rex Harrison was a true ladykiller.
Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (Xhp1L)

I know a very disgusting story about Harrison and Kendall which I will never repeat here. Ask me if you ever meet me and have enough booze on hand.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (2JVJo)

Tease

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (ifmtJ)

514 From The Philosopher:

https://tinyurl.com/y7a74xjo

Posted by: Eeyore at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (ZbwAu)

515 When I have Tater Tots I bake those suckers until they're almost burnt.

But.....I have a waffle iron.

AND a FORMAN GRILL!!!!

I like them with burgers and with Omaha Steaks pub style cod.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (T09ml)

516 Today I tried sharing a hopeful perspective about COVID19 with some Democrats I know. Result: total freaking freakout. They only tolerate hearing doom and gloom, almost as if they're revelling in the panic and economic crash like it was an orgasmic ambrosia, or a drug that takes them where TDS only promised. Don't waste your time trying to talk with them about it.

Posted by: MarjBaldwin at March 23, 2020 12:10 PM (C3tIt)

517 "But no, some busybody complained and now the HOA
Prez is "strongly discouraging out of an abundance of caution the
practice of going door to door."



Posted by: WitchDoktor:''

Yes, sitting around playing video games and watch YouTube will be much better for them. She probably has delusions kids are going to read books 12 hours a day.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (MxEKc)

518 War Turtle going to war.

Posted by: azalea city at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (WX+x0)

519 Palm oil/canola oil, not lard anymore

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:07 PM (nRWPy)


I used palm oil for the first time recently to make rolls and they came out perfectly!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (BiNEL)

520 >>Biden announced he's going to have a female VP

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I CAN'T IMAGINE HAVING A VAGINA COULD MAKE PENCE'S WORK LEADING THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN IT ALREADY IS.

"LUXURY BELIEFS," INDEED.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (bDqIh)

521 but I got to thinking--Open Borders and Socialized Medicine--are not going to come out of this smelling like a rose....
Posted by: JoeF. at March 23, 2020 12:08 PM (CqE5x)

Could be unforeseen consequences on their part. The primary objective, if it was an op, was to tank the economy. It was always a last-ditch nuclear option, and those unknowns were a reason why. But when shampeachment failed, they went with it.

(Aluminum foil hat off.)

* because saying "tin foil" makes you sound old!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (KxVoZ)

522 I don't actually want to fix that burner, because the parts are ridiculously expensive and also because the guy said that by replacing those it could cause the something-or-others on the other burners to go within the next year or so, necessitating another large repair bill.


Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:06 PM (/669Q)
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I should have added that my idea is to get in there, if I can, and just remove the two offending pieces from that one burner. That would render that burner useless, but I would be fine with that rather than spending a mint to either fix it or getting a new cooktop. The other burners all work perfectly fine.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (/669Q)

523 I dunno who dat is but she's sure a cutie. Carole Landis, who was in a ton of bit parts like "girl at king's feast" and "line dancer." I haven't seen her in any major role.

It looks very much like the Chloroquine treatment is working, even Cuomo is ordering it used. I'm reading reports of people who were on death's door being turned around and getting better. IF this stuff really works as it seems to... this could wrap up very quickly.

So quickly, in fact, that this idiotic "stimulus" package may never get passed. Which would be very good. Bloating the debt to hand out bailouts to friends of congress is stupid today just as it was in 2009. Just because the president isn't a Democrat doesn't magically transform a bad idea into a good one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (KZzsI)

524 Why do the airline industries need to be propped up?

Why can they not go into bankruptcy like they always do.

They are almost the perfect industry for bankruptcy. All asset based, with union labor that often needs to be readjusted.

The demand for air travel will once again emerge.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (sX1BW)

525 Fun News : "FUD" was the slang for pussy when I grew up in Scotland. You can call me ELMER!!!

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (5IHGB)

526 Would anyone care to give me any hints about using Liquid Wrench?

Metric, or regular?

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (88+cf)

527 81
I looked Carole Landis up. Apparently she played the same role, the sexy cavewoman, in the 1940 One Million BC as Raquel Welch did in the '60s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (rpbg1)


Poor baby committed suicide at 29. Rex Harrison found her body.

Posted by: Javems at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (ofIwF)

528 I have to say it's a medical certainty that anyone who has #Resist or similar in their Twitter profiles suffers from undiagnosed brain damage.

The aggressive stupidity is also a clue.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 23, 2020


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Oh, they've been diagnosed, all right. By anyone sane.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (rpbg1)

529 #486 I fixed my 40 year old Maytag stove oven with a used fifty buck t-stat from eBay.

Deal.

Much better than buying a new stove.

Used some of the money saved on my car insurance deductible for a hit and run parking lot on my new Corolla.

Dangnabit.

Posted by: torabora at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (EqMbh)

530 Did Rex Harrison and his wife Lily Palmer have five dancing daughters?

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I'm watching a documentary on Sonny Listen. He was the 24th of 25 children.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 12:12 PM (+y/Ru)

531 Trolls? I am sure I not the only moron that was around back when Mitt ran and we had two or three Mormon trolls always telling us the "Magical Underwear" was just fine. They flooded the blog for about two months, now? Obviously, Mitt was paying them. They got very tiresome.

Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (g9dL3)

532 Cheap ass Cuomo he is ordering it USED!!!

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (5IHGB)

533 Kroil, flat out works.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 11:48 AM (QzJWU)

It does. Another product I like is Gibbs Oil.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (miJU3)

534 Rex Harrison may have been a scumbag but he was an entertaining actor. I find almost without exception that its best to know as little as possible about the private lives and thoughts of actors and artists. They almost always not just let you down but repulse you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:13 PM (KZzsI)

535 Bloating the debt to hand out bailouts to friends of congress is stupid today just as it was in 2009. Just because the president isn't a Democrat doesn't magically transform a bad idea into a good one.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:11 PM (KZzsI)

********

Can ANYONE tell me where the Trillion dollars from '09 went? Anyone? How were our lives bettered by passing that stimulus?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (flINI)

536 I'm trying to start a Chinese collusion rumor

https://twitter.com/votermom/status/
1242118132241764352

Is #NancyPelosi Colluding with #China to destroy America with bio-warfare?
#PelosiHatesAmericans

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (G546f)

537 55 Another example of Mobying is trolls assuming an "extreme right" persona, and posting threats or anti-Semitic screeds, in an effort to discredit the blog.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (miJU3)


The Night of Killgore Trout at Hotair back in 2009 is an example.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (gRSdG)

538 I dropped a large container of cream of tomato soup on my Home Theater room carpet a few days ago. I was not a happy camper. Probably will tile the room after this crap is over with.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (5IbVn)

539 You mean We the People are commodities, that have become collateral damage????

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 12:07 PM (90T4r)


Even less than commodities, commodities are recognized to have intrinsic value!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:14 PM (BiNEL)

540 #528

You can bet when the communists take over the level of medical care you get will be predicated on your social credit score.

MAGA hat? No ventilator for you. And bat soup for lunch.

Posted by: torabora at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (EqMbh)

541
Just half listened to Gunner Cuomo deliver a rambling press conference mostly congratulating himself on what a fine job he's done thus far with covid19.

If there were any true concern for his constituents you'd need an electron microscope to find it. This is pre-positioning in case Biden self destructs.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (KATBx)

542 Can ANYONE tell me where the Trillion dollars from '09 went? Anyone? How were our lives bettered by passing that stimulus?

It bought a lot of signs claiming that it was being spent at a location.

By the way, see how they do a "continuing resolution" every year instead of a budget? That's because they keep sending out the stimulus money out every year. Its ongoing, not just a one-time thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (KZzsI)

543 Nood if no one called it

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (41rs/)

544 Open Borders and Socialized Medicine--are not going to come out of this smelling like a rose....

Well they ought not, but the people who control education and the flow of information will make sure that doesn't get any coverage. Although open borders has surely taken a pretty big hit; the argument pretty much makes its self.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:17 PM (KZzsI)

545 Hunter Biden was Obama's point man in China.

Anybody got his itinerary and calendar?

No coinky dinky here.

Collusion straight up.

Posted by: torabora at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (EqMbh)

546 By the way, see how they do a "continuing resolution" every year instead of a budget? That's because they keep sending out the stimulus money out every year. Its ongoing, not just a one-time thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2020 12:15 PM (KZzsI)


Never get in the way of the Congressional Gravy Train!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (BiNEL)

547 So is China open for business now? Also the IOC is
still planning to hold Olympics in July. A lot of governing bodies are
requesting a postponement.



Seems Asia is on the downside of the curve.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 12:05 PM (5IbVn)

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Trump told a media liar that Abe was still mulling over what to do about the Olympics and would have a decision soon.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 23, 2020 12:18 PM (pw+jk)

548 I don't actually want to fix that burner, because the parts are ridiculously expensive and also because the guy said that by replacing those it could cause the something-or-others on the other burners to go within the next year or so, necessitating another large repair bill.
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try Amazon for those parts.

I have found parts on Amazon one fifth the price compared to Sears Parts Direct and other sites.

You have to know the specific part # though..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (CjFDo)

549 I dashed out for a few supplies and to gas up the car. The station I spotted for $1.59/regular is an automated, credit/debit card only place. I didn't want to use my Visa, so I passed. Besides, the Exxon nearest me is at $1.72, and I get .06/gallon off when I use my Exxon card, so the $1.59 would not have been a big saving.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (rpbg1)

550 548 I don't actually want to fix that burner, because the parts are ridiculously expensive and also because the guy said that by replacing those it could cause the something-or-others on the other burners to go within the next year or so, necessitating another large repair bill.
.............

try Amazon for those parts.

I have found parts on Amazon one fifth the price compared to Sears Parts Direct and other sites.

You have to know the specific part # though..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (CjFDo)

repairclinic.com (and others like it) is hugely helpful, and their prices are pretty good. They often give the manufacturers PN in their listing. Still pays to cross-shop though.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (gRSdG)

551 dagny, the gas part of the burner works fine. It's just that when the burner is turned off, the igniter keeps clicking. Forever. When I turn the burner on, it lights just fine and the clicking stops.

So I've been keeping the cooktop unplugged, and when I need to use it, I use that burner.

That's so weird, so it's a glitch in the electrical system between the burner and switch. That must be maddening.

Hand grenade.

I'm going back down to the sewing machine one look ast time, then I'm going to take it out in the yard and Hillary Clinton it.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:22 PM (nRWPy)

552 I hope schumer gets covid and it's as nasty as promised...

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 12:23 PM (8D42x)

553 I'll go retweet you vmom

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 12:24 PM (nRWPy)

554 Thanks, Chi-Town Jerry and Jeff Weimer. I was thinking of looking for the parts online myself. The problem with the two offending pieces is that there is circuitry involved. This burner can go off and on intermittently to keep things at an extra-low simmer. So the two pieces alone are hundreds of dollars each.

I'll take a look though.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:26 PM (/669Q)

555 I'm sure this has been brought up before, but why would anyone eat anything in sonal proximity to a twatwaffle? Or thotwaffle?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 12:29 PM (JpC1C)

556 Re: Liquid Wrench

It works well - so does PB Blaster. WD40, not so much. At all.

None of these products will work in 15 minutes or an hour, generally speaking. Not on a fastener that is really rusted. Patience, measured in days, not hours. Spray the offending article and let it soak. "Shocking" the assembly with light to medium taps with a hammer works, it tends to break the rust bonds. Spray again the next day. Be patient, beat with a hammer, and let it do its magic. After several days I've seen fasteners come loose almost finger tight!

Posted by: Common Tater at March 23, 2020 12:30 PM (bG/5x)

557 276 Fig Newtons >>> Oreos
Posted by: pep at March 23, 2020 11:46 AM (T6t7i)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 23, 2020 12:31 PM (M/9m0)

558 PB Blaster really attracts the ladies, btw - from out of nowhere they'll approach you and say "WTF IS THAT SMELL!!??!"

Posted by: Common Tater at March 23, 2020 12:32 PM (bG/5x)

559 And fear not, everyone, I'm pretty much an idiot but I do know enough to unplug the cooktop and turn off the gas before doing anything like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU483jFOXIU

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 11:57 AM (/669Q)

Watched a bit of that video. Should be a piece of cake. The venturis are brass, which usually does not seize in place badly.

1. Be sure to use a six-point socket as shown in the video. A 12-point socket or adjustable wrench might round of the corners of brass hex, making removal impossible, short of drilling.

2. If you do resort to heat, allow the brass to cool completely before wrenching on it. Brass has a higher coefficient of thermal expansion than the (presumably) cast iron it is screwed into, so the hotter it gets, the tighter the thread. You can make this work for you by heating the part with the torch, and then applying ice cubes only to the brass, to cool it and shrink it away from the base.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (miJU3)

560 Kurt Schlichter in his inimitable style:

"Here are some people who are useless, especially now: Performance artists, diversity consultants, magic crystal healers, sociology TAs, members of the mainstream media, and gender-unspecified entities who brew kale kombucha."

And as I was reading that, I realized. All these people are parasites living off normal people.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at March 23, 2020 12:33 PM (T09ml)

561 Census questionnaire filled out. It would have been such an enormous burden to have had to answer another question about being a citizen.

Posted by: An Observation at March 23, 2020 12:35 PM (HafZq)

562 Dunno why we're not supposed to troll-bait here. They're here to cause trouble, might as well give it back, hard. They're not very brave, either.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 23, 2020 12:45 PM (W+kMI)

563 So I've been keeping the cooktop unplugged, and when I need to use it, I use that burner.
Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:09 PM (/669Q)

Do you have to have the cooktop plugged in for the gas to flow when the burner knob is opened? Because, if not, I would tempted just to leave it unplugged, and use a barbecue lighter to light all the burners.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (miJU3)

564 Do you have to have the cooktop plugged in for the gas to flow when the burner knob is opened? Because, if not, I would tempted just to leave it unplugged, and use a barbecue lighter to light all the burners.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 12:46 PM (miJU3)
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Hm, I don't know. I'll give it a try.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:47 PM (/669Q)

565 145 Then she went on with talking about the models that say if Michigan
stays on this trajectory, over a million Michigan residents will need to
be hospitalized for Covid 19, and there is only 100,000 beds in
Michigan.



Yeah, obviously she is trying to out virtue signal crazy health authority in OH, who said about ten days ago that 100,000 people in Ohio were already sick.
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I heard that, Ohio's health director didn't get her post by being an informed, investigative professional. She sounds like one of my female classmates back in school who had to do a report but didn't want to come across as a "brainer".


Posted by: exdem13 at March 23, 2020 12:50 PM (W+kMI)

566 AOP, I tried it. The regular burners will light that way. The broken one and the other one like it (with intermittent off and on capability) won't. But it's nice to know that I can use those other burners without having that clicking noise all the time while we figure out what to do. Thank you!

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:51 PM (/669Q)

567 550 548 erry at March 23, 2020 12:20 PM (CjFDo)

repairclinic.com (and others like it) is hugely helpful, and their prices are pretty good. They often give the manufacturers PN in their listing. Still pays to cross-shop though.
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Another reason I come here. Lots of people know useful stuff and are ready to share it when needed.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (W+kMI)

568 Another reason I come here. Lots of people know useful stuff and are ready to share it when needed.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 23, 2020 12:52 PM (W+kMI)
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Isn't it wonderful? People here are so kind.

I am going to copy and paste the helpful comments into a Word doc so my husband and I can figure out our next step. I'm just terrified of further ruining something that is only partially ruined right now. I've got to take that leap of faith, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 12:58 PM (/669Q)

569 I really really like and appreciate all regular and lurker morons (who comment useful info once in a while). Take care and stay safe.

Posted by: Floridachick at March 23, 2020 01:03 PM (9C9xC)

570 The AoS HQ 1990s-like forum is the worst place for trolling. No upvoting, no astroturfing, no picture embedding, no integration with corporate platforms.

Trolls are literally wasting time posting here.

Posted by: nono at March 23, 2020 01:10 PM (S+sVl)

571 Anderson Cooper : Here for your dick with my ready mouth.

Posted by: Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup at March 23, 2020 01:46 PM (xZjSg)

572 Eva Gabor and Bela Legosi?

Posted by: stumck at March 23, 2020 01:49 PM (w9Wax)

573 Eva and Bela are both Hungarian?

Posted by: stumck at March 23, 2020 02:26 PM (w9Wax)

574 Coffy is a great flick, particularly if you like lots of nekkid bewbs.

I had a friend of mine try to concern-troll me a few years back. He did it one too many times and became an ex-friend. This was a guy who spent all of his 20s playing death metal and smoking pot, so the "Why can't you be more sensitive, like me?" routine fell flat immediately.

Posted by: Chris W at March 23, 2020 02:28 PM (HPcI7)

575 SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS BY THE SEASHORE

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 23, 2020 04:09 PM (FLiOE)

576 The Mobys are here because they are PAID by Media Matters to be here, that is by George Soros. Commie garbage.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at March 23, 2020 04:36 PM (wh9C3)

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