Monday Overnight Open Thread (4/13/20) All Good Things Must Come To An End Edition

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(What, a Mystery Click?)


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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. Frank Zappa


Quote II

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. Frank Zappa


Quote III

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. Frank Zappa

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More Zappa quotes. Quite an intelligent man. I might not have agreed with him on everything. But, he was articulate and thoughtful.


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I don't advocate violence. But, if it were to happen I would understand. Snitches get stitches.

In the sleepy town of Mesopotamia, Ohio, population 3,220, health inspectors got wind of an illicit wedding attended by members of the local Amish community and filed a "notice of violation" against the revelers, according to local news reports.

Vindy.com:

[Kristofer J. Wilster, director of environmental health in Trumbull County], said his report will be turned over to Trumbull County authorities. The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and the county health department investigated the report of a possible wedding celebration involving 300 people, according to a sheriff’s report.
Oh, the humanity.

And how did the authorities find out about this wedding? Why, a snitch, of course, because that's the America we live in now:

According to a caller Tuesday night to Trumbull County 911, an Amish wedding was scheduled to take place Thursday around noon at the Mesopotamia location, which is commonly used for large gatherings. The caller told 911 that food preparation at that location began Wednesday with about 40 people.
I can imagine how that phone call went: "Uh, hello, I'm calling to report a crime about to be committed by the oldspeakers in the Golden Country, where, as you know, they refuse to install telescreens in their homes. I have received intelligence that the traitors will be committing an unauthorized wedding on Thursday. They should not be difficult to round up, seeing as they rarely venture outside their community and travel by horse and buggy..."

Formerly I lived in an area with a large Amish people. Good people, they didn't deserve this.

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Tonight's science class...........


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What constitutes a good gift? Me? I attempt to find something that the recipient would like and not purchase for themself. I don't think these people researched their "pal" very well. H/T CBD

A man who was terrified by his retirement gift from co-workers — a ride in a fighter jet — grabbed the ejector handle in a panic and was launched through the skies 2,500 feet above the ground, says the official government report on the incident.


An image from the report, which details the man’s surprise ejection.Credit: Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety
The ride on March 20, 2019, had been intended as a surprise gift to the 64-year-old man, who was leaving his job at a French defense contractor. His co-workers took him to the Saint-Dizier air base, 100 miles east of Paris, and announced he would be flying in a Dassault Rafale B.

The man had never expressed any desire to fly in a fighter jet and had no military aviation experience, said the report by investigators for France’s aviation safety agency.


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The ONT Musical Interlude

(Don't forget the Mystery Clicks)

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My favorite Zappa LP

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Count them. Three Genius Award Winners.

April 10 (UPI) -- A surprised witness in Russia captured video of an unusual spectacle -- three people floating down a river on a chunk of ice.

The video, filmed Wednesday in Novokuznetsk, shows the three people standing on one of several pieces of ice floating down the river. via UPI


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Happiness.


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Comments

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1 The ONT is here!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 13, 2020 09:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

2 Hey, Mis Hum,,,

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 13, 2020 09:55 PM (HuH1F)

3 Beautiful!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 13, 2020 09:55 PM (UUBmN)

4 Ont!

Posted by: tbodie at April 13, 2020 09:56 PM (jhgxs)

5 4th

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 13, 2020 09:56 PM (VcFUs)

6 I'm only number two,,,

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 13, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

7 Thanks MisHum!

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 09:56 PM (zUdXR)

8 It's like when Lou Gehrig came out of the lineup,

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 13, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

9 Thank you Mis Hum, sorry I haven't said in a while. I really appreciate the work you do here!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 13, 2020 09:57 PM (UUBmN)

10 The Zappa-tude continues!

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 09:57 PM (zUdXR)

11 Glad it's not Mis Hum's awesome ONTs that are coming to an end.

Posted by: Splunge at April 13, 2020 09:57 PM (dOV9E)

12 In under the bell.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at April 13, 2020 09:57 PM (R5lpX)

13 Love the top pic.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (T9Hmo)

14 I'm beginning to suspect this Zappa thing ain't no passing fad.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (+oVP5)

15 Surprise ejection > surprise otter!

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (zUdXR)

16 Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" came to mind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (BiNEL)

17 Kids can be such mean little shits.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (NWiLs)

18 {{{Horde!}}}
Thanks for the ONT, Mis Hum!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (OzQGF)

19 Mellow greeting my fellow hordians!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (a4qVe)

20 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 13, 2020 09:58 PM (JFzNN)

21 yay! this seems like a lot happier set of gray boxes than the previous thread

cheer up morons!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (j9HX3)

22 The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. Frank Zappa

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Zappa is already smarter than Bill Maher.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (XVuno)

23 Who was Zappa's father?? an interesting thing that.

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (k3X1a)

24 Not even top 10

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (ZCEU2)

25 22 The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. Frank Zappa

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Zappa is already smarter than Bill Maher.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (XVuno)

Even without Jesus pics?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:00 PM (aA3+G)

26 Gurl, you thought he was a man, but he was a muffin!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 13, 2020 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

27 Formerly I lived in an area with a large Amish people. Good people, they didn't deserve this.

I remember reading somewhere that the Amish are the biggest operators of puppy mills in the country.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:00 PM (2JVJo)

28 Thank God the Froggie retiree punchout didn't happen in the US, we'd be subjected to two years of NTSB investigation.

Posted by: JEM at April 13, 2020 10:00 PM (8erNz)

29 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 13, 2020 10:00 PM (7WaWV)

30 ONT hottie: Tom Hiddleston would like you to come in and explain why you've been such a bad girl...
TinyURL.com/qm4drjf

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:00 PM (OzQGF)

31 And my show is coming on so I shall bid y'all adieu.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at April 13, 2020 10:00 PM (R5lpX)

32 I lurk 99.99978254% of the time, so this comment is China Lung Rot-strength.

Posted by: Biblio at April 13, 2020 10:01 PM (KILk7)

33 Who was Zappa's father?? an interesting thing that.

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (k3X1a)


Shhhh!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 13, 2020 10:01 PM (BiNEL)

34 Fantastic ONT, MisHum.

The Amish wedding story makes me so mad.

I lived for many years around the Amish. They built three homes for my family. I love them.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

35 So, I'm thinking maaaybee the guy who,took the ride in the fighter jet wasn't liked very much. That's an expensive endeavor either way.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 10:01 PM (a4qVe)

36 Shit. The Dems had the time to steal the SC election in Wisconsin.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (d6Ksn)

37 yay! this seems like a lot happier set of gray boxes than the previous thread

cheer up morons!
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (j9HX3)


Sorry, it's me. I need to either yank myself out of this mood or stay away from the HQ for a couple of weeks.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (2JVJo)

38 Hi MP4!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

39 Back in the Cold War days a maintenance guy working on a fighter at McClellan AFB managed to eject himself into the roof of the hanger the aircraft was parked in.

It was always something going on there.

Posted by: torabora at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (Y274z)

40 Another lovely picture MisHum. As always I appreciate all you do for us.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

41 Zappa-licious

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (66UcN)

42 So this Zapper guy was a singer? Do I have that right?

Posted by: Dr. T at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (Vgw1E)

43 Zappa is already smarter than Bill Maher.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (XVuno)


To be fair, that is not hard to do!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (BiNEL)

44 I need to either yank myself out of this mood or stay away from the HQ for a couple of weeks.

So.. Patsy didn't work? Sad.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

45 Who was Zappa's father?? an interesting thing that.

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (k3X1a)


No, it wasn't Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (2JVJo)

46 Sorry, it's me. I need to either yank myself out of this mood or stay away from the HQ for a couple of weeks.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (2JVJo)


It's not just you, MP4. I think a lot of us are feeling down.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (OzQGF)

47 Happy belated birthday, Jewells!

And I can't hang around tonight but I sure hope Insom had a good first day at his new job.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (d6Ksn)

48 The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get!

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (K22Va)

49 Beautiful picture Mis Hum! Thank you !

And thanks for the Zappa retrospective. Really.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (Y4EXg)

50 I literally have tears in my eyes. I thought "ONT with Zappa" was over. I thought we've been good boys and girls and endured. What a fool I am.

Posted by: Tuna at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (gLRfa)

51 RNC needs a shake up to get busy and win races even in places where they 'can't win'.

Posted by: torabora at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (Y274z)

52 Pretty sure the style guide says two mid 30s hookers are the ultimate retirement gift for a 64 year old man.


Everyone here has read the AoS style guide right?

Posted by: Obligatory at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (WdocV)

53 36: it wasn't stolen, donna. soros bought it. it's his specialty.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (KP5rU)

54 Hi MP4!!!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (TdMsT)


Hello, dear lady!

**Viennese handkuss**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (2JVJo)

55 Thank you Donna!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (dUJdY)

56 I hope next presser we find out that Trump has had the press corps under surveillance and we have footage of their DUI arrests, their bank records with payments from China, and the pics of them in fetish gear.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (oVJmc)

57 Sorry, it's me. I need to either yank myself out of this mood or stay away from the HQ for a couple of weeks.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (2JVJo)

One can yank oneself to a better mood, but it usually doesn't last long.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (NWiLs)

58 Love that guy whose last name starts with a "Z" and has 5 letters......yep! Zevon!

Actually, I like the quotes above from Zappa.....fun!
The music?

*farts*

Posted by: Norman Spiny at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (NSEzS)

59 BTW. That's a beautiful photo Mis. Hum.

Posted by: Tuna at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (gLRfa)

60 That last picture. That was my 20's. I think.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (XhWtx)

61 {{{Horde}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (TdMsT)

62 I'm not averse to another Great Depression. If it saves just one life...

Posted by: Gov. DeWinemom at April 13, 2020 10:05 PM (EgshT)

63 It's not just you, MP4. I think a lot of us are feeling down.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (OzQGF)

That's why I'm going to go read a book now. Being online too much fills me with either rage or hopelessness. Love you all, but I have to do things to keep my mind off this shitstorm.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 13, 2020 10:05 PM (d6Ksn)

64 Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away
Just hold on tight to the handle
And I'll show you something gay
Come fly with me, pretend those otters are not there
Under your seat they'll do a sneak
And your oh-so-tight back hole will flare
Come fly with me, don't pull that lever there
So you said no, and out you go, otter attached down there
A happy landing, and lengthy stranding, who can say just where

Posted by: Zombie Frank Sinatra at April 13, 2020 10:05 PM (dOV9E)

65 MisHum gives you a stiff serving of Zappa because he loves you!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 13, 2020 10:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

66 47 Happy belated birthday, Jewells!

And I can't hang around tonight but I sure hope Insom had a good first day at his new job.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (d6Ksn)

It was just fine, thanks! A little weird starting a new job entirely by remote, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

67 I seem to remember there being a TV show about the activities of a so-called "Amish Mafia."

Wonder if they've gotten the word about this....

Posted by: Dr. T at April 13, 2020 10:05 PM (Vgw1E)

68 Smoker/Player is a pretty damn good album

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 10:06 PM (zUdXR)

69 57 Sorry, it's me. I need to either yank myself out of this mood or stay away from the HQ for a couple of weeks.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (2JVJo)


{{{MP4}}}

Please don't go away.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

70 Oh, and happy belated birthday Jewells!!!

Posted by: Dr. T at April 13, 2020 10:06 PM (Vgw1E)

71 ''Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" came to mind!''

Very evocative piece of music.

Posted by: Tuna at April 13, 2020 10:06 PM (gLRfa)

72 54 Hi MP4!!!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

Hello, dear lady!

**Viennese handkuss**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (2JVJo)

Dude, you have any idea just how many balls have been in that hand?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

73 For those of you sipping coffee-- Thank you.

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 13, 2020 10:07 PM (k3X1a)

74 RNC needs a shake up to get busy and win races even in places where they 'can't win'.

Posted by: torabora at April 13, 2020 10:03 PM (Y274z)


A. Will the CoC checks clear even if we sit on our asses this time out!

B. Is the second place graft still going to require zero effort on our part

These are things we need to know going into an election year (of which we have already pissed away four months)!

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 13, 2020 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

75 Those are good quotes

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:07 PM (G546f)

76 I've decided you can't buy Pringles. No, I won't explain why. It just came to me.

Posted by: Gretchen Whitmer at April 13, 2020 10:07 PM (dOV9E)

77 Thanks Dr.T!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

78 Who's this Frank Zappa fella?

Kidding, my favorite is when he testified to Congress.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (+0AKE)

79 Jewells!!!

How are you dahlin?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (TdMsT)

80 Dude, you have any idea just how many balls have been in that hand?
Posted by: Insomniac

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I was quickly building up a head of steam to defend the lovely Ladyl but then stopped for just a moment and thought, nope, the man has a point.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (Y4EXg)

81 I was required to pet doggeh, then wrestle him, then brush his coat. Now he's laying down still keeping an eye on me.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (G546f)

82 Why should the Amish get special treatment? Are there a lot of Christian weddings that are going forth with 40 people gathered.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (4thlk)

83 I know I've posted this vid before, but here it is for those who don't like Zappa - the early 1960s English singer Helen Shapiro with the song "Look Who It Is." Check out her special guests:

https://tinyurl.com/tprsm8j

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (2JVJo)

84 Pertinent to our Times Zappa: The Central Scrutinizer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeoEKsuf3W4

This is the Central Scrutinizer...
It is my responsibility to enforce all the laws
That haven't been passed yet
It is also my responsibility to alert each and every one of you
To the potential consequences
Of various ordinary everyday activities...


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

85 Whitmer has gone completely around the fucking bend.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

86 Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake

And the Horde can divide up all my shit.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (FyBLL)

87 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Right arm calisthenics can help, but there is a limit on how many times a day you can do this.

Just know that we appreciate you. Your pic links educated me. And i like your posting and writing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (u82oZ)

88 Happy Birthday Jewells!
If belated, I'm sorry I missed it.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (Eb+fP)

89 ''Posted by: Zombie Frank Sinatra at April 13, 2020 10:05 PM (dOV9E)''

LOL. You've got it going Frankie.

Posted by: Tuna at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (gLRfa)

90 One can yank oneself to a better mood, but it usually doesn't last long.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:04 PM (NWiLs)


True. I only have so many pictures of Anna Held.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (2JVJo)

91 And that last picture? Know what we told that kid that plowed into the rung? 'Hey, you'll be ok.'

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (XhWtx)

92 86 Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake

And the Horde can divide up all my shit.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (FyBLL)

Dibs on the chainsaw!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

93 Why should the Amish get special treatment? Are there a lot of Christian weddings that are going forth with 40 people gathered.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (4thlk)


You are missing the point!

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (BiNEL)

94 It'll be a while before she tackles the slide headfirst again.

If she does, she'll be 14 or older, and her parents will have warned her not to do that.

Then, and only then, should they show her that pic.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (Z4rgH)

95 86 Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake

And the Horde can divide up all my shit.
Posted by: Ben Had

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Not quite the words I remember but I think the AoS style guide will allow it.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)

96 Hi Ladyl!! Hope you had a nice Easter. Just me, hubs and the kiddos but we managed to have a nice time. I was able to make them baskets and they were so grateful.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

97 I remember reading somewhere that the Amish are the biggest operators of puppy mills in the country.


this is not all that accurate, they do breed dogs however! honestly they have a very different "take" on this - they consider them somewhat of livestock? but not all Amish dog breeders are cold - many of them are very good to the their dogs. they do tend to line breed overmuch - but then again they do that with themselves!

anyway stop being so negative jeez. I have previously owned two dogs from Amish - very healthy, well tempered, small breeder of a single breed, puppies lived in the house. you just have to do your homework. the ones to avoid have many dogs and many breeds, but even they tend to care for them and socialize the pups just fine

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (j9HX3)

98 Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake

And the Horde can divide up all my shit.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (FyBLL)

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Hmm. Do you have an Insta-Pot?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (XVuno)

99 Dude, you have any idea just how many balls have been in that hand?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:07 PM (NWiLs)


I really miss all those fuzzy balls.

***sniff***

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

100 The Zappa grand finale. Sort of like the end of the 4th of July fireworks display. Go out with a bang.

*Cue the Johnny Carson theme son*

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (7ZQe3)

101 Remember commentor "Amish Tech Support?"

Posted by: CMU VET at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (SYVOv)

102 Thank you Winston.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

103 81 I was required to pet doggeh, then wrestle him, then brush his coat. Now he's laying down still keeping an eye on me.
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (G546f)

Heh. I was on my laptop and my dog stared at me until I put it aside, then climbed into my lap. So now I'm on my phone.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (BSvnu)

104 98 Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake

And the Horde can divide up all my shit.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 13, 2020 10:09 PM (FyBLL)



Don't you DARE die!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (TdMsT)

105 Ben Had

Dibs on the brush pile.
Naw.

You light up our life as the unofficial Horde sweetheart.

** Looks nervously around to see if bluebell is approaching with a shiv. **

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (u82oZ)

106 The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. Frank Zappa


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Actually I could quibble with that. I would say that they are arbitrarily enforced. Randomness at least connotes a certain degree of "fairness".

But that's just being nitpicky.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (m45I2)

107 {{waving}} hi all!

I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words in the Shibumi talks to Rush Limbaugh thread yesterday. I had a splitting headache, and was out of commission in the late afternoon/ evening. I thought it was going to be in the ONT, and never looked elsewhere.

Do'oh!

Posted by: shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (ZCiJZ)

108 Predictably, Twitter has made #TrumpMeltdown one of its top trending things this evening. Good to see CNN still has its megaphone.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 13, 2020 10:12 PM (Vgw1E)

109 ''Hmm. Do you have an Insta-Pot?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (XVuno)''

Yup. Tell us what you've got and we'll discuss among us who gets what.

Posted by: Tuna at April 13, 2020 10:12 PM (gLRfa)

110 {{{......Ladyl......}}}

Perks up at your comment. Tries to beat other 'rons posting.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:12 PM (u82oZ)

111 anyway stop being so negative jeez. I have previously owned two dogs from Amish - very healthy, well tempered, small breeder of a single breed, puppies lived in the house. you just have to do your homework. the ones to avoid have many dogs and many breeds, but even they tend to care for them and socialize the pups just fine
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (j9HX3)


Well, thank you. I'm glad to have that cleared up. Of course, every community has assholes. I appreciate your giving me the straight dope.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:12 PM (2JVJo)

112 Dibs on the chainsaw!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)


I want the crossbow, or a nice set of balanced throwing knives. I need a new hobby.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 13, 2020 10:13 PM (Z4rgH)

113 107 {{waving}} hi all!

I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words in the Shibumi talks to Rush Limbaugh thread yesterday. I had a splitting headache, and was out of commission in the late afternoon/ evening. I thought it was going to be in the ONT, and never looked elsewhere.

Do'oh!
Posted by: shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (ZCiJZ)


You made us proud, Shibumi.

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

114 Thanks for a fun month, MisHum. That was great!

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 13, 2020 10:13 PM (7ZQe3)

115 shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon

You are famous, and the transcript shows you are smarter than Rush. And Rush gets it better than anyone in the media.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (u82oZ)

116 {{{Salty Dog!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (TdMsT)

117 Thanks for the ONT, MisHum.

You're a peach, I don't care what these assholes say about you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (zr7nJ)

118 Obviously the older sister pushed the baby. I have 4 older siblings. I know how this works

Posted by: FromTheOldDays at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (UNyae)

119 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:12 PM (u82oZ)

NaCLy, you need to up your game, you are a distant fith (or maybe sixth).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (BiNEL)

120 112 Dibs on the chainsaw!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

I want the crossbow, or a nice set of balanced throwing knives. I need a new hobby.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 13, 2020 10:13 PM (Z4rgH)

I've got some throwing knives. Haven't practiced in a while, though. If you want a good target you either have to shell out major bucks or make one yourself.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (NWiLs)

121 82 Why should the Amish get special treatment? Are there a lot of Christian weddings that are going forth with 40 people gathered.
Posted by: lowandslow at April 13, 2020 10:08 PM (4thlk)

No body celebrating a religious event should be hounded by the gov't. And that includes the Muzzies.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (aA3+G)

122 Great photo up top, Mis Hum! Thanks for another dandy ONT.

Cute kids...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (WFcrO)

123 You're a peach, I don't care what these assholes say about you.
Posted by: Nurse ratched

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She likes us! She really likes us!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (Y4EXg)

124 Tucker Carlson has as much understanding of the Wuhan flu as Joe Biden. He apparently does not know the difference between a research psychologist and a medical scientist. Tucker looks so sincere and is completely ignorant of his ignorance. Lord save us from these poltroons.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (gSgAd)

125 also I am pretty familiar with the Amish and Mennonites near me in PA. in fact I am related (by marriage) to some

Wolf is an IDIOT, but he's wisely been pretty much leaving them alone. they are doing all their normal things, they are allowed to farm, do construction, go to Sunday services, etc.

They are isolated ALREADY and as this idea that there's some MIASMA of EVIL VIRUS in the air or something is completely fanciful, they are just fine and causing no danger to anyone just living their lives as they normally do.

It is awful that the Ohio wedding was shut down, I don't get it.

When we started this little adventure together, LARGE gatherings were to be closed - like 500 people or more. how did we get to ten? that doesn't make sense!

anyway I definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel now. we've been in lockdown since mid March so this is Week 5 easily for us. last week was rough but this week I am seeing people just basically ignoring this so I'm feeling a lot better about things maybe where you guys are you're a little behind us, but next week you're all gonna be ignoring the "shelter in place" stuff too

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (j9HX3)

126 108 Predictably, Twitter has made #TrumpMeltdown one of its top trending things this evening. Good to see CNN still has its megaphone.
Posted by: Dr. T at April 13, 2020 10:12 PM (Vgw1E)

Of course.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:15 PM (BSvnu)

127 "You are missing the point!"


I got the point, someone snitched on them. My point is why did the Amish think they can break these social distancing dictates without consequences and why are people so eager to defend them.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 13, 2020 10:15 PM (4thlk)

128 I want the crossbow, or a nice set of balanced throwing knives. I need a new hobby.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 13, 2020 10:13 PM (Z4rgH)

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Second prize is throwing knives. Do you know what third prize is?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:15 PM (XVuno)

129 Happiness is overrated.

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 10:15 PM (/DNWp)

130 117 Thanks for the ONT, MisHum.

You're a peach, I don't care what these assholes say about you.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (zr7nJ)

We are very important and influential assholes, thank you so much.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:15 PM (NWiLs)

131 The Zappa will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 10:15 PM (w7KSn)

132 Hey everybody.

I'm back, and listening now to the song "Love Is Like A Rodeo" by Morgan Tyler.

The song actually goes, "love is like a rodeo, ya gotta know when to ride and when to let go..."

Kind of bluesy. Not bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

133 Can Gov. Whitmer be recalled from office? Does MI have that in its laws?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

134 Tucker looks so sincere and is completely ignorant of his ignorance

Tucker started out completely spazzed out about this and freaking out like a little girl

then he got better - is he back to womanish?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (j9HX3)

135 96 Hi Ladyl!! Hope you had a nice Easter. Just me, hubs and the kiddos but we managed to have a nice time. I was able to make them baskets and they were so grateful.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:10 PM (dUJdY)


Jewells--that is wonderful!

I had Easter with my son's family and it was one of the best ever. It restored me,

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

136 No body celebrating a religious event should be hounded by the gov't. And that includes the Muzzies.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (aA3+G)

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Well let's not get carried away with this civil liberty stuff.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (XVuno)

137 You're a peach, I don't care what these assholes say about you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (zr7nJ)


I resemble this remark.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (Z4rgH)

138 I'm back, and listening now to the song "Love Is Like A Rodeo" by Morgan Tyler.

A whole lotta bull?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

139 FZ:

"If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty."

Posted by: freaked at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (Tnijr)

140 I got the point, someone snitched on them. My point is why did the Amish think they can break these social distancing dictates without consequences and why are people so eager to defend them.


because they're not harming anyone and they are free to do so?

they are isolated ALREADY

what on earth! leave them alone, you English!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (j9HX3)

141 117 Thanks for the ONT, MisHum.

You're a peach, I don't care what these assholes say about you.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (zr7nJ

You're so kind, thanks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

142 lowandslow

A insular rural community, already isolated, may not need to follow rules for crowded cities. Do try and keep up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (u82oZ)

143 Fun trivia fact:

Tucker Carlson did a cameo in the one of the very last episodes of The King Of Queens, in a dream sequence.

Tucker (visiting Doug Heffernan in the Manhattan apartment his wife Carrie is trying to force him to move into): "If you ever want to drop by and talk politics, feel free."

Doug: "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

144 >My point is why did the Amish think they can break these social distancing dictates without consequences


maybe they answer to a higher power than government

Posted by: DB- just DB. at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (iTXRQ)

145 Good evening Horde!,

Posted by: Pete Bog at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (Jzz++)

146 MisHum...the Zappa thing.

Let it go bro.

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (Qf83p)

147 144 maybe they answer to a higher power than government
Posted by: DB- just DB. at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (iTXRQ)


Word.

Posted by: Hebrew National Hot Dogs at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (dOV9E)

148 No body celebrating a religious event should be hounded by the gov't. And that includes the Muzzies.


Thank you MisHum - I totally agree!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (j9HX3)

149 Can you imagine what lovely horrors a Horde garage sale would produce?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

150 I agree with Shibumi on this being a bio-attack, as a highly trained backhoe operator with many years of experience, it's plain as can be that the chinee is just offgrade.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (XhWtx)

151 Haven't you heard the joke, "has anyone told the Amish about the national shut down?" They literally live apart from the rest of society and don't have tv's and radios.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (UUBmN)

152 Insom, I'm only up to the second song, Cajun Queen. Jury's still out. :-)

The guy does sound bluesy, like he's listened to his Joe Bonnamassa, so I'm willing to give him some chances...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

153 I got the point, someone snitched on them. My point is why did the Amish think they can break these social distancing dictates without consequences and why are people so eager to defend them.
Posted by: lowandslow

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If they truly were Old Order and the news about the virus wasn't in The Budget they didn't know about it.

But, true, they don't give two shits about government diktats in general.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:19 PM (Y4EXg)

154 Bet the pilot was pretty pissed when his seat didn't eject, but the canopy DID blow.

"Gee, if this was a real emergency, I'd have been unable to punch out, and now I get to return to base with no roof."

That's gotta shake your faith in the plane.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 13, 2020 10:19 PM (hDNne)

155 Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (j9HX3)

Every time I think I'm feeling better something new happens and I get pissed off al over again. Inslee does something stupid, I go to the store and see new restrictions, somebody tells me I'm not staying 6 feet away.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:19 PM (BSvnu)

156 Speaking of shibumi on the Rush show, how come the AoS doesn't have its own podcast?

We could each take turns hosting. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:19 PM (L2ZTs)

157 Tucker should stick to politics and stay away from matters scientific. Very far away.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 13, 2020 10:19 PM (gSgAd)

158 Insom, I hear your first day at the job worked out pretty well.

Any pretty co-workers? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (L2ZTs)

159 There are hundreds perhaps thousands of commenters here who had no problemo with Zappa.

So one or two didn't like Zappa and this forever?

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (Qf83p)

160 ''The Zappa will continue until morale improves.''

More Zappa=improved morale makes no sense.

Posted by: Tuna at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (gLRfa)

161 146 MisHum...the Zappa thing.

Let it go bro.
Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:18 PM (Qf83p)

Guess you didn't read The ONT Headline.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

162 I agree with you about Zappa. I didn't always agree with him either but he was so interesting, I listened anyway.

You could post a different Zappa songs every day for the rest of the year. He was prolific.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (BZuGd)

163 142 lowandslow

A insular rural community, already isolated, may not need to follow rules for crowded cities. Do try and keep up.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (u82oZ)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (A5zUN)

164 Every time I think I'm feeling better something new happens and I get pissed off al over again. Inslee does something stupid, I go to the store and see new restrictions, somebody tells me I'm not staying 6 feet away.


that was me last week Jordan, when everyone was taking the "new restrictions" here super serious

that seemingly is over this week so I'm much more chill

everyone will get bored where you are too, eventually.

no worries you are right to be pissed! just ignore the bad stuff and take care of yourself!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (j9HX3)

165 159 There are hundreds perhaps thousands of commenters here who had no problemo with Zappa.

So one or two didn't like Zappa and this forever?
Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (Qf83p)

I hear Daily Beast is looking for commenters.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

166 Up to track three, "Can't You Hear The Rain."

Has an intro that sounds a bit pop-metal...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

167 The Zappa will continue until morale improves.
Posted by: navybrat


I'll trade you holiday weekend duty if you'll take my place at the unit picnic. I hear that the CAPT booked some fringe nobody dude for the music. Think his name was zapruder, crappa, kappa, something like that. Anyway...I take your holiday weekend duty and you take my place at the unit party, right?

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 13, 2020 10:21 PM (VcFUs)

168 At least the police didn't have any license plates they could write down.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 13, 2020 10:21 PM (2DOZq)

169 Zappa could play better and write than sing, not that his singi ng was bad.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2020 10:22 PM (ZCEU2)

170
Every time I think I'm feeling better something new happens and I get pissed off al over again. Inslee does something stupid, I go to the store and see new restrictions, somebody tells me I'm not staying 6 feet away.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:19 PM (BSvnu)


Yeah--I got scolded at the grocery last week.

I wasn't behind a line that was 10 feet back from the checkout area. I didn't see the damned line.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:22 PM (TdMsT)

171 Pro Tip: Do not use throwing knives for juggling practice.

Posted by: "Three Fingers" Muldoon at April 13, 2020 10:22 PM (m45I2)

172 Can Gov. Whitmer be recalled from office? Does MI have that in its laws?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM (u82oZ)


Yes, she can, and there is a recall petition out there. Unfortunately, it needs over 1 million signatures to get anywhere and it has only a little over 100K right now.

https://tinyurl.com/vhx6ogx

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:22 PM (2JVJo)

173 The Amish around me aren't isolated.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 13, 2020 10:22 PM (4thlk)

174 Daughter planned on getting hitched in May.

Thought to have it at my Mom's, who we have to take care of so she can make it to her own 100th bdy party in June.

My (Hillary voting) sisters were horrified we might kill Mom by doing this.

Then, actually, SonInLaw2B's family and cow-orkers, and Daughter's family and cow-orkers, and friends and distant relations all wanted to be there. Overstress on Mom's was kinda real.

So they changed the venue to some wedding place. Then the Flu hit the fan. Negotiations on the return of the wedding place deposit are ongoing.

At this point, it looks like, maybe, how it will end up, is a gathering of no more than ten* at Mom's after all. Hope they have room for me!

Love in the Age of Overreaction

*Or no more than nine if meeting in the name of Jesus.
mindfulwebworks.com/radical/congregation-and-contagion-take-2

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 10:22 PM (/DNWp)

175 I miss shopping and I don't mean for groceries.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)

176 The canopy on that Rafale would've been worth well over $150k, by itself.

The ejection seat? Something near to a half million, I'd imagine.

If it was a Martin-Baker ejection seat, Monsieur Retiree shall be inducted into the Martin Baker Ejection Tie Club.

This is an exclusive membership, one which you really don't want to join, but will be grateful to do so, when invited.

The only qualification is that a member be an aviator whose life was saved, by riding a Martin Baker ejection seat up, out and away from a (likely) failing aircraft. Or in this case, even an accidental ejection.

Martin Baker gives the new member a special necktie to commemorate the event and which visually sets it's wearer apart, and into that select fold.

Prior to Monsieur Retiree, the Club Membership stood at some 4,083 ejectees.

Pretty. Damn. Impressive.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (QzJWU)

177 I hear Daily Beast is looking for commenters.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

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I may take my commenting business to Yahoo Finance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (XVuno)

178 158 Insom, I hear your first day at the job worked out pretty well.

Any pretty co-workers? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:20 PM (L2ZTs)

Yep, went well. It was all teleconferences so I didn't interact with all that many people. And I generally don't fish off the company pier.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

179 And HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm posting from the beach.

It's calm and 58. Sun will go down in about 25 minutes.

There's a little family who made a small beach fire and are roasting marshmallows with their kiddos.

Beautiful evening.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (zr7nJ)

180 At least the police didn't have any license plates they could write down.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here

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Believe me, the local LEO can recognize the horses pulling the buggies. If you know what to look for, you can tell the buggies apart also.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (Y4EXg)

181 Hi Jordan Hi Nurse!
I see where Inslee is conspiring, or is it colluding, with Brown and Newsome to reopen things.
No timeline of course. They'll wait until just before the state patrol abandons them and the mob rolls up.
I haven't been to the store today and my Fred Meyer's is still reasonably normal.
The 30 something skateboarder in the parking lot taking a leak notwithstanding.
I was too tired to crack his neck.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 13, 2020 10:24 PM (Eb+fP)

182 Can Gov. Whitmer be recalled from office? Does MI have that in its laws?

-=====
This was discussed earlier today. The recall petition requires 25% of the election turnout of ~4.3m. That's a pretty high bar.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 13, 2020 10:24 PM (d6mdH)

183 Ladyl, there's a funny (and un-violent) scene in A Clockwork Orange about a line on the floor.

Alex is waiting to have his personal belongings checked in at the jail...

Guard: "Step forward!"

(Alex casually steps to the counter and begins.)

Guard, EXTREMELY snottily: "Do you see the WHITE LINE VERY CLEARLY MARKED on the ground behind you???"

Alex: "Yes..."

Guard, working up to a screaming boil: "Well, then your toes belong ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT!!!!!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:24 PM (L2ZTs)

184 179 And HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm posting from the beach.

It's calm and 58. Sun will go down in about 25 minutes.

There's a little family who made a small beach fire and are roasting marshmallows with their kiddos.

Beautiful evening.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (zr7nJ)


I'm sooooo jealous...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:24 PM (TdMsT)

185 I like to take drives out to lancaster county actually - the shopping is better and the greenhouses (run by Amish) are open and no worries about social distancing.

ANYWAY every time I go, I think "I wish I was in this community"

they are just living normal lives, not hiding in their houses.

it's wonderful. my kids are always - I swear - they see the Amish boys harvesting or driving a buggy or scootering around and they always look kind of jealous

it's a good life.

they are smarter than we are.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:24 PM (j9HX3)

186 133 Can Gov. Whitmer be recalled from office? Does MI have that in its laws?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:16 PM

Yes, we are working on a recall for the Soros bought wHitler.

Posted by: clutch at April 13, 2020 10:24 PM (9UmRs)

187 Yudishthira's Dice @ 154- We had this happen in a Phantom squadron back in the 60's. RIO popped the canopy, and 'it is said' he was digging around for a Playboy in the cockpit. They had to fly in a canopy by COD, good times.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2020 10:25 PM (XhWtx)

188 Missed it, Amishb doing a little social disobedience?

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2020 10:25 PM (ZCEU2)

189 No body celebrating a religious event should be hounded by the gov't. And that includes the Muzzies.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM (aA3+G)
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I agree!

*opens up sluices in ziggurat*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 13, 2020 10:25 PM (Dc2NZ)

190 169
Zappa could play better and write than sing, not that his singi ng was bad.

I always heard the Strat he played was from Hendrix. Not that it matters much but he was an underrated guitar player, imho.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 10:25 PM (K22Va)

191
I'm sure the top pic is the epicentre of the Covid 19 th nervous virus. R.I.P Rest in Place.

Posted by: saf at April 13, 2020 10:25 PM (5IHGB)

192 Yeah--I got scolded at the grocery last week
I've been 'baaaa-ing' at them, calling them 'Karen's, pointing at the managers office and saying 'he's over there, now fuck off'

Very freeing. Makes my stress evaporate.

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 13, 2020 10:25 PM (VcFUs)

193 What's the Daily Beast?

Do they like assholes like me?

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (Qf83p)

194 Insom, good idea. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (L2ZTs)

195 Yep, went well. It was all teleconferences so I didn't interact with all that many people. And I generally don't fish off the company pier.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

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You didn't get up and walk way in frame without pants on, did you? I understand that's a thing now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (XVuno)

196 And HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm posting from the beach

that's awesome Nurse!

I was just outside here - pretty night - many stars

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (j9HX3)

197 '' I miss shopping and I don't mean for groceries.''

You can say that again. Online ordering ain't ringing my chimes any more. Except, of course, ordering your creations.

Posted by: Tuna at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (gLRfa)

198 When MisHum wrote that all good things must come to an end, he was talking about my streak of 6 straight "FIRSTs" on the ONT. I would not be surprised to find that I was set up.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (HuH1F)

199 Yahoo Finance?


::scribbles notes::

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (Qf83p)

200 Who was Zappa's Father and---what did he do?

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 13, 2020 10:27 PM (k3X1a)

201 Ladyl.. was in the post office today mailing an order and they had the damn duct tape we all had to abide by. Anyway.. one lady in front of me and 2 people at the counter. This one lady at the counter was yammering on and on with the person helping her. Lady in front of me clearly getting agitated. Get ON WITH IT WILL YA!! lol.. I wasn't in a huge hurry so just watched. She finally gets up there and throws her package on the counter forgetting there was now plexiglass installed. Flew right back in her face. lmao!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:27 PM (dUJdY)

202 Sorry, it's me. I need to either yank myself out of this mood or stay away from the HQ for a couple of weeks.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:02 PM (2JVJo)


isolation is a very bad idea when you are feeling low. It means the only person around to reinforce your mood is you, and you start spiraling down to worse and worse levels.

So stay, and please to smile so we don't have to break your legs find new and novel ways to make that frown turn upside down.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2020 10:27 PM (WyVLE)

203 MisHum's Zappapalooza may be over, but Frank has more you haven't heard yet. Lots more.

I'm a tad disappointed that we didn't get the full Mothers of Invention/Plastic Ono Band Fillmore concert (1971?).

On Vulcan, we have an old saying, "Only Zappa could grok Yoko's oeuvre."

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 10:27 PM (/DNWp)

204 Misanthropic Humanitarian

That top picture is wonderful.

Climbing that couloir to the right in the summer would be tricky. Lots of rocks falling would make it a shooting gallery.

I appreciate the Frank Zappa quotes. He was an artist and a thinker.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

205 Jewells and Tuna, yup.

I actually dreamt a few nights ago that I was just happily wandering around through one of the stores in my nearby mall. (Supposedly it was JCPenney, but the merchandise was actually varied and interesting!)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

206 Has anyone here ever ordered clothes online?

I could never buy clothes without trying them on.

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (Qf83p)

207 That "Look Who It Is" is a serious ear worm. I must find some way to thank you for that.

I mentioned that tune before here, it was a catchy hook, and she was an interesting performer. A confident woman is always smoking sexy, and she had it in spades, even if she looked a little strange.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (E5DvK)

208 I hear ya Tuna.. oh and thank you Sales have slumped but eh... this too shall pass.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

209 I'm over anecdotal. Ukraine quid pro quo is anecdotal. Colonel Vindeman is anecdotal. Bob Mueller is anecdotal.

Evidence based medicine is not anecdotal.

Words have meanings.

Posted by: dr kill at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (q1SZO)

210 Hey MisHum,
Thank you for 'the Zappa month', and the live version
of "Muffin Man".

Posted by: gdgm+ at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (ExnWy)

211 grabbed the ejector handle in a panic

When I had my T-38 orientation flight during AFROTC Field Training these redacted years ago, once we had been shown where the handles were, and told how to use them (sit all the way back in the seat, make sure both feet are in the tray, grab hold and squeeze), we were told not to even think about touching them unless the Instructor Pilot told us to.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (qyH+l)

212 119 Commissar Hrothgar

I'm time sharing posting with chores. I will be behind the curve, alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:29 PM (u82oZ)

213 Shopping - that's why I go to lancaster county - don't tell anyone but some of the garden centers there are still letting you walk around their shops

they do have more than plants!

and the Targets there are WAY more stocked with cute things

it's not shopping-shopping but it's better than Wegmans and I'm boycotting Amazon in general

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:29 PM (j9HX3)

214 Swear my typing skills are getting worse.
Anyway, punching yourself out off a fighter jet isn't done accidentally, assuming a French jet is much different than a American et.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2020 10:29 PM (ZCEU2)

215 Eleven.. I have to try stuff on or at least get a good guess if I see it on the rack. Stuff online? Maybe once or twice and I learned my lesson.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:29 PM (dUJdY)

216 Heh. I was on my laptop and my dog stared at me until I put it aside, then climbed into my lap. So now I'm on my phone.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:11 PM (BSvnu)

Omg the puppeh eyes stare
it's relentless!

"no can defend" - Master Miyagi

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:30 PM (G546f)

217 Hiya Winston!

Anyone who gets their asses here will have a place to sleep and I will cook for you.

I hate seattle politics.

But I was here first. Fuck these Motherfuckinghamsterfuckers. I'm not leaving.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:30 PM (zr7nJ)

218 From all the whining about Zappa you'd think that the ONT is some folks only source of music.

Jeez the bitching is even more tedious than daylight savings.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 13, 2020 10:30 PM (d6mdH)

219 I have said it before, but I really hope PDT lurks here and before he leaves office, I hope he gives the blog a shout out.

Posted by: jmel at April 13, 2020 10:30 PM (OeWgo)

220 >>>I'm a tad disappointed that we didn't get the full Mothers of Invention/Plastic Ono Band Fillmore concert (1971?).

Once in awhile I'm selfish. You get the full Just Another Band from LA which is my favorite FZ album.

Besides I never promised you I could fit you in a $50 suit.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

221 Time to rinse this glass and put it back in the freezer. Ham n' eggs in the am, yo.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2020 10:30 PM (XhWtx)

222 I'm time sharing posting with chores. I will be behind the curve, alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:29 PM (u82oZ)


A likely enough excuse, we'll give you a pass on this one!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (BiNEL)

223 None of the planes I flew even had ejector seats. I was on my own.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (XVuno)

224 You didn't get up and walk way in frame without pants on, did you? I understand that's a thing now.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:26 PM (XVuno)

No. Stood on my chair and did a bump and grind, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

225 A high school classmate of mine has a tie from Martin-Baker.

He calls it the most expensive tie someone else ever bought for him.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)

226 206 Has anyone here ever ordered clothes online?

I could never buy clothes without trying them on.
Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (Qf83p)

I bought a windbreaker jacket for myself and some slippers for Mom. Worked out pretty well, everything fit as expected.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (A5zUN)

227 I'm ok with the end of civilization, even if it saves just one life. Not sure I would want be around to count and make sure, tho.

Posted by: klaftern at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (RuIsu)

228 rld with coffee: Who was Zappa's father?? an interesting thing that.

We don't even really know if Mr Green Jeans' jeans were really green - the dang thing was in black and white.

Grayscale as the kids say today.

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (/DNWp)

229 Eleven.. I have to try stuff on or at least get a good guess if I see it on the rack. Stuff online? Maybe once or twice and I learned my lesson.
Posted by: Jewells45


Right?

I'm a dude and shit never fits me right. I wouldn't even think about buying clothes without trying on.

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (Qf83p)

230 >>At least the police didn't have any license plates they could write down.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here

Lucky they weren't in Indiana. They have buggy plates there.

Posted by: Aviator at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (2cuLk)

231 But I was here first. Fuck these Motherfuckinghamsterfuckers. I'm not leaving.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:30 PM (zr7nJ)

And you like sea otters too, right?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

232 219 I have said it before, but I really hope PDT lurks here and before he leaves office, I hope he gives the blog a shout out.


oh I think about this all the time!

one day he's gonna say "And one more thing. If Black Orchid doesn't start using proper capitalization on Ace's blog, I'm going to be very disappointed in her."

well, one can dream

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:32 PM (j9HX3)

233 201 Ladyl.. was in the post office today mailing an order and they had the damn duct tape we all had to abide by. Anyway.. one lady in front of me and 2 people at the counter. This one lady at the counter was yammering on and on with the person helping her. Lady in front of me clearly getting agitated. Get ON WITH IT WILL YA!! lol.. I wasn't in a huge hurry so just watched. She finally gets up there and throws her package on the counter forgetting there was now plexiglass installed. Flew right back in her face. lmao!
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:27 PM (dUJdY)


LOL! A video of that would have been an internet sensation!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:32 PM (TdMsT)

234 MisHum....


About that month of Seals & Croft....I wish to withdraw.

Now then, Johnny Paycheck is polling + 5 to 10 in fly over states....

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:32 PM (kFkpX)

235 No. Stood on my chair and did a bump and grind, though.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

*shudder*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 13, 2020 10:32 PM (A5zUN)

236 Thank you for your kind words everyone.

If I can talk to Rush Limbaugh, ANYONE can call in and talk to him. Also, I did write down the points I wanted to make. I was kind of surprised that he took the idea of a "weapon" in a different direction, but it was a very cool experience, and now I can say I talked to someone with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And I'm so happy I've been able to share it with the horde.

And a bit shout out to Mis Hum!!!

Posted by: shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon at April 13, 2020 10:32 PM (ZCiJZ)

237 How about 30 days of... Journey?

(ducks)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:33 PM (L2ZTs)

238 206
Has anyone here ever ordered clothes online?

Sure. Only shirts I wear in the winter are Carhartts. Had to do some reading but found my size pretty easily. Might be tougher for girls.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 10:33 PM (K22Va)

239 ...no screams were heard in the night on account of his stuffing...


...except from the Press Corps

Thanks, MsHum

Bravo
ENCORE

Posted by: NaNuk's mama cried at April 13, 2020 10:33 PM (10GNe)

240 We lived on the far NE side of Fort Wayne IN for a while in the 90s, right up against where the suburban houses stop and the farms begin, and it was entirely Amish farms going way out there.

The Amish of Allen and Steuben counties lived on middle-sized farms, and rode in open buggies, no cabs, no canopies over. Think "buckboard" from the western films you've seen.

The stores in this part of Fort Wayne had wagon tie-ups for the one-horse rigs these folks used for going out and about. We saw Amish in the stores and out in the parking lots almost everytime we shopped.

They of course use no electricity on their farms and in their homes, but they seemed to permit common usage of a single electrified shed along a gravel road, in which was a freezer and a fridge. Who knows what they kept in there, maybe meds that needed to be cold, or . . . ice cream.

We are at the Meijers supercenter one summer night after dark, hardly anyone in the store, checking out on the one register operating. Behind us, and no one behind them, were an old Amish couple, him tall and gaunt, sort of an old Amish Abe Lincoln, and she is tiny, 90 pounds max, old style bonnet with an almost-circular brim almost like a tunnel.

They are checking out close to 20 half gallons of store-brand strawberry ice cream.

I was always trying to chat up Amish if I saw an opening, just to experience that little interface with the alternative universe of theirs, so I go and see if she wants to answer my question.

I lean over, look into her sweet face inside that bonnet tube, and say, "Hello, ma'am. Whatcha gonna do with all that strawberry ice cream."

She looks way up at Jonah, let's call him that, and he nods and smiles. She grins and says to me, "We're havin' a weddin'!"

And I knew where they were heading after they left Meijer's. And why they have a community freezer.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 13, 2020 10:33 PM (+fPHo)

241 How about 30 days of... Journey?

(ducks)
Posted by: qdpsteve
---
might as well have said Air Supply...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 13, 2020 10:34 PM (UUBmN)

242 thanks for the ear worm...

Backatcha!


https://tinyurl.com/rea9nrw

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 13, 2020 10:34 PM (jAUUP)

243 I have to order one of the boys' pants online

he is an IMPOSSIBLE size poor guy!

really have no choice - he's like a 26 waist and 34 length

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:34 PM (j9HX3)

244 Shibumi, I heard that call in real time and I thought you did just great.
Your voice was a little on the low volume side, but your message was loud and clear.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 10:34 PM (w7KSn)

245 lin-duh, you're thinking of Starship. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

246 Thanks for the ONT, MisHum.

You're a peach, I don't care what these assholes say about you.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:14 PM


"assholes" is Nurse ratched code for some Doctors, woodpeckers, and otters, correct?

Otherwise, I agree with the first sentence unequivocally, and the second in a non-gay, like-a-Viking way.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 13, 2020 10:35 PM (DMUuz)

247 None of the planes I flew even had ejector seats. I was on my own.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (XVuno)


Vic told Wilbur Wright that he didn't need any damn ejector seat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:35 PM (2JVJo)

248 How about 30 days of... Journey?

(ducks)
Posted by: qdpsteve

--------

We wouldn't be able to stop believin' for 30 days.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:35 PM (XVuno)

249 Ace should get a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

And also MisHum of course.

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:35 PM (Qf83p)

250 shibumi,
You're a rockstar. I would have lost my voice, shit my pants and fallen over.

You have such poise!

Congrats!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 10:35 PM (zr7nJ)

251 236 Thank you for your kind words everyone.

If I can talk to Rush Limbaugh, ANYONE can call in and talk to him. Also, I did write down the points I wanted to make. I was kind of surprised that he took the idea of a "weapon" in a different direction, but it was a very cool experience, and now I can say I talked to someone with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And I'm so happy I've been able to share it with the horde.

And a bit shout out to Mis Hum!!!
Posted by: shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon at April 13, 2020 10:32 PM (ZCiJZ)

It was my pleasure.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:35 PM (aA3+G)

252 grabbed the ejector handle in a panic and was launched through the skies 2,500 feet above the ground

Man's first comment when they found him:

"LET'S DO THAT AGAIN!"

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (/DNWp)

253 Now I'm listening to some Charlie Rich.

Hey
did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world?...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

254 That's a great story Les!

So sweet. Love it!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (j9HX3)

255 Allahpundit is all upset that AOC isn't following Bernie's lead, and endorsing Beijing Biden for President.

It doesn't seem to occur to him that AOC doesn't want Biden to win. She gets gets a lot more publicity as the leader of the brave Resistance than she would as a congressman with a Democratic Administration.

Biden losing also means that the radicals take over the Democratic Party - they can argue that the Democrats put up "electable" candidates twice in a row and lost, and that now it is time to nominate an ideologue. Having Trump in for a second term is also great for left-wing organizing.

She has also doubtless noticed that Biden is a terrible, terrible candidate - withholding the endorsement partially insulates her from criticism when Biden loses.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (I2/tG)

256 Has anyone here ever ordered clothes online?

I could never buy clothes without trying them on.
Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:28 PM (Qf83p)



I order tennis clothes and shoes online all the time. I order the same brand and style of shoes and they always fit. Tennis skirts are tricky because they always seem to run a little big.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (TdMsT)

257 241

REO Speed Wagon.....?

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (kFkpX)

258 Ladyl I know right?? I wish I had thought of it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (dUJdY)

259 I liked Zappa. One year I named my fantasy football team for Zappa songs. The best team performance was by The Central Scrutinisers.

Posted by: dr kill at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (q1SZO)

260 grabbed the ejector handle in a panic
----
Have a cousin who had to punch out in Desert Storm. Canopy didn't open. Lucky to survive it. Long recovery.

Posted by: BluesFish at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (WQZ1O)

261 what on earth! leave them alone, you English!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:17 PM (j9HX3)

yep!

Their shops are closed I think (at least the touristy ones)
I onky know this because apparently one of the Zook's quilting supply shops actually has a website (! I guess they are Mennonite?) and the site says store is closed but you can buy online.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (G546f)

262 Thanks Nurse.
We do need to get a MoMe ready for after the end of this stupidity. Enjoy the beach and the sunset. It looks great from here.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (Eb+fP)

263 Frank's dad was a chemist. His dad brought home some mercury one time and Frank had fun smashing it with a hammer and watching it splatter all over the room.

Posted by: freaked at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (Tnijr)

264 STYX?

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (kFkpX)

265 rld with coffee: Who was Zappa's father?? an interesting thing that.

We don't even really know if Mr Green Jeans' jeans were really green - the dang thing was in black and white.

Grayscale as the kids say today.
Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (/DNWp)


It's an urban legend, boosted by the fact that Zappa recorded a song called "Son of Mr Green Genes." Zappa's dad was a chemist / mathematician.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (2JVJo)

266 Nightwatch, Kansas!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

267 One more Rush comment: really, it's like having a phone conversation. Really. When you're on hold, you hear the program, but when he comes on it's just a phone call. The only thing different about it is that if you try to interrupt him... you cannot. LOL. Your mic is not open.


So really, it's not that hard.

Posted by: shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (ZCiJZ)

268 I am using the five-four club. All my best clothes come from there. They have had a few strange items but on average they are better than what I have bought in a store.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 13, 2020 10:38 PM (LxTcq)

269 Never flew in anything with ejection seats, but we got to try out the Wire Strike Protection System once on an UH60, MOC ok. I've always wanted to write Sikorsky and thank them for that, because it could have turned out very badly.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 13, 2020 10:38 PM (E5DvK)

270 Mis Hum is a quitter!


Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2020 10:38 PM (5ua3Z)

271 Posted by: shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon

I listen every day to Rush so I'm sure I heard you. I hope you got a transcript and audio of it. You may not get a chance again.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 10:38 PM (K22Va)

272 Mis Hum is a quitter!
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2020 10:38 PM (5ua3Z)


Quiet you! You'll doom us all!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (L2ZTs)

273 "You had Government employees make a campaign video, which you then aired during a national emergency press conference!!"

"Oh really? All I did was have my staff make a video compilation video of what you media people have said on the air and in print, and then showed it to you. If this is a campaign video, then you must be working for my campaign. Are you?"

Posted by: davidt at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (l3+k2)

274 Mis Hum is a quitter!

Thank Gerd.

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (Qf83p)

275 Hello Dear, how was your day?

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (Lhcx9)

276 I onky know this because apparently one of the Zook's quilting supply shops actually has a website (! I guess they are Mennonite?) and the site says store is closed but you can buy online.


ha ha those places are run by non-Amish but have some Amish involved (I guess the "founder" was?)

they can have websites - they just don't run those themselves

it's springtime and they're just going about their normal spring things and I love it. the little farm stands are set up and you can go in some of their little shops

again the one thing Wolf has done right is let them be

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (j9HX3)

277 255 Allahpundit is all upset that AOC isn't following Bernie's lead, and endorsing Beijing Biden for President.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 13, 2020 10:36 PM (I2/tG)


It was perhaps the worst-delivered line in the movie 48 Hours, but it certainly applies here to AOC:

Who gives a f*ck what YOU THINK?

Posted by: Splunge at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (dOV9E)

278 Have a cousin who had to punch out in Desert Storm. Canopy didn't open. Lucky to survive it. Long recovery.
Posted by: BluesFish

---

Isn't that what killed Goose?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)

279 Nazareth, if we are just tossing out band names.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (A5zUN)

280 COVER YOU EARS!!!!


Alan Parsons Project...........or I'll hit you again


With Jon Luc Ponty.....

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (kFkpX)

281 I buy everything online. I sometimes get a few things that don't work out. I hate shopping for clothes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (Lqy/e)

282 About that month of Seals & Croft....I wish to withdraw.

==

I always get the confused with Simon and Garfunkle

how about a mash up?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (G546f)

283 btw some Mennonites are more strict than some orders of Amish - there are Mennonite clans that are close to Old Order Amish

but in general, yes "Mennonite" seems to refer to the more liberal branches of Brethren.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (j9HX3)

284 Hey, I LIKE Alan Parsons Project. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

285 ..Swear my typing skills are getting worse.
Anyway, punching yourself out off a fighter jet isn't done accidentally, assuming a French jet is much different than a American et.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2020 10:29 PM (ZCEU2)



This would be: [ x ] Incorrect.

https://tinyurl.com/v92udtc


Safe link. Story includes photos. F-14, sans-canopy.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (QzJWU)

286 I'm more interested in LadyL's tennis skirts right now.

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (Qf83p)

287 Isn't that what killed Goose?
Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)

--------

Don't remind me of Goose

Posted by: Ice Man at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (XVuno)

288 266

But they carried on so well......

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (kFkpX)

289 Just another day in paradise.............

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

290 I know the band that will please everyone.

30 days of Thin Lizzy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (L2ZTs)

291 Shibumi saw another blog article today thinking the Chinese lab knew what they were doing letting it get out

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (ZCEU2)

292 Trump was a Boss today. He must have studied with Yoda, because he was a Jedi today!

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (Lhcx9)

293 No. Stood on my chair and did a bump and grind, though.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)


You are going to be one of those fun co-workers!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

294 My tennis club usually has a crawfish boil end of April. Since the county / city made them close, the owner is having a drive through crawfish boil. They are going to hand out a bucket of mud bugs and beer for each ticket in the car.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (2DOZq)

295 I've struck up friendships with Amish on multiple cross-country train trips. They carry cell=phones, And I asked a Mr. Miller about that. He said their wodd-shops etc. have electricity, but they choose to do without in their homes. A lifestyle choice, he called it.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 13, 2020 10:42 PM (HuH1F)

296 294 My tennis club usually has a crawfish boil end of April. Since the county / city made them close, the owner is having a drive through crawfish boil. They are going to hand out a bucket of mud bugs and beer for each ticket in the car.


that's awesome Kilroy! see, American ingenuity!

we can figure stuff out, if left to our devices

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:42 PM (j9HX3)

297 No. Stood on my chair and did a bump and grind, though.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)


You are going to be one of those fun co-workers!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

---------

If by "fun" you mean "spends a lot of time in HR," then yes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:42 PM (XVuno)

298 The Amish will invent Faster then Light Travel.

Book it.

Posted by: eleven at April 13, 2020 10:42 PM (Qf83p)

299 Isn't that what killed Goose?
Nope, F14 got into a flat spin, when they initiated ejection the canopy separated but got caught in the burble above the plane. Goose's seat then hit the canopy.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 13, 2020 10:43 PM (S/rwf)

300 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (aA3+G)


Thriving and Surviving! Someone at Mr. H's workplace tested positive for Covid-19. They sent everybody home for the next 2 days to sanitize the plant.

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:43 PM (Lhcx9)

301 Electricity is the utility of the Devil.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:43 PM (XVuno)

302 286

tennis skirts?

the thinly bleached....barely..tennis skit.skir..its???

Those?

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:43 PM (kFkpX)

303 Stood on my chair and did a bump and grind, though.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)


No more wine for you.

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:44 PM (Lhcx9)

304 Frank had fun smashing it with a hammer and watching it splatter all over the room.

What self respecting American kid hasn't "accidentally" broke an old thermometer to get the mercury out to play with and shine an old dime with?

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 10:44 PM (K22Va)

305 Nightwatch

Dude. You're drooling on the blog.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:44 PM (u82oZ)

306 Never utilized an ejector seat to egress an airframe, but did ride a simulator that shot you 40 feet or so up on rails. Interesting because you pulled the handles, and the next thing you knew, you were sitting 40 feet up. Absolutely zero sensation of vertical movement; it was as If you'd been transported.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 13, 2020 10:44 PM (DMUuz)

307 As for me, my mind is made up.
We are the victims of an attack.
A Biological and Economic attack.
So far, they are succeeding and we are in near total retreat.
It sucks, but there it is.
They would burn the entire world down to defeat Trump.
And, they are doing it, right now, while we speak.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 10:45 PM (w7KSn)

308 Hey, I LIKE Alan Parsons Project. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)


He does have some funky opening instrumentals ...

- Lucifer
- Hyper-Gamma-Spaces
- I, Robot

Posted by: Adriane the Spaghetti Code Critic ... at April 13, 2020 10:45 PM (LPnfS)

309 Nightwatch is the reason the 'ettes have to wear skorts...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:45 PM (L2ZTs)

310
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake...

** Child screams, spends hours staring at ceiling


Rockabye baby, in the tree top
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks,
the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

** Child screams, spends hours staring at ceiling

etc

Are you still awake, honey? Let me read you a little fairy tale. There was this brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel...

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 10:45 PM (/DNWp)

311 Adriane, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:45 PM (L2ZTs)

312
tennis skirts?

the thinly bleached....barely..tennis skit.skir..its???

Those?
Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:43 PM (kFkpX)


Yes darling.

I have about 20 of them.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

313 I got some housework done today. It was non-stop excitement, too.

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:46 PM (Lhcx9)

314 Excuse me....I have to go tend to the laundry.

BRB

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:46 PM (kFkpX)

315 307 As for me, my mind is made up.
We are the victims of an attack.
A Biological and Economic attack.
So far, they are succeeding and we are in near total retreat.
It sucks, but there it is.
They would burn the entire world down to defeat Trump.
And, they are doing it, right now, while we speak.
Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 10:45 PM (w7KSn)


I think I agree with you.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

316 I remember Zappa shutting down a proto-SJW reporterette from one of the music rags. From memory, it was something like:
Zappa: "My new album has everything in it that America loves, and that is beer and tits."
Snotty reportette: "Excuuuse me! I don't like either one of those things, and I am 51% of America."
Zappa: "Well, if you don't like them maybe you should go have them chopped off."


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 13, 2020 10:47 PM (mNq/0)

317 263 Frank's dad was a chemist. His dad brought home some mercury one time and Frank had fun smashing it with a hammer and watching it splatter all over the room.
Posted by: freaked at April 13, 2020 10:37 PM (Tnijr)

we played with mercury as kids
broken thermometer
it forms beads that are impossible to pick up

btw doggeh is asleep now and his legs were randomly twitching
dreaming of chasing cars and critters, prolly

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:47 PM (G546f)

318 Isn't that what killed Goose?
Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)


If you're going to lay a Golden Egg, my advice would be to do it private. Or with Sandy Duncan & Fred Mcmurray ...

Posted by: Adriane the Spaghetti Code Critic ... at April 13, 2020 10:47 PM (LPnfS)

319 As for me, my mind is made up.

We are the victims of an attack.

A Biological and Economic attack.

I agree. If I were them I'd throw another virus at us. I really hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 10:48 PM (K22Va)

320 300 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (aA3+G)


Thriving and Surviving! Someone at Mr. H's workplace tested positive for Covid-19. They sent everybody home for the next 2 days to sanitize the plant.
Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:43 PM (Lhcx9

Be well.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

321 307 navybrat, holed up

+ 6.022 x 10²³

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

322 The Amish I observed while living near them in Indiana, were, like us English (to them, we are "English"), a varied bunch. Many of them were surprisingly into English stuff.

Like booze. And cigarettes.

The women mostly looked a little hard to me, but I guess that's the life they live on the farms.

One of my first encounters with them was at a Target store right up the road, and I am going to the service counter to do a return.

In front of me is an Amish woman, maybe middle 30s, and she is returning a half dozen Fisher Price ride-on toys. She's just standing there, all the toys on the counter top, no boxes or cartons, looking bored with the wait, while the counter clerk is talking to her manager, likely asking, "can we refund for these toys that looked like they got dragged here through the gravel all the way from Grabill?"

She got her refund. Probably the stare.

We knew a couple named Jacob and Mary Yoder, down the road from the Meijers. Met them looking for free kitty cats. Jacob and Mary had eleven children, and one hundred and eleven grandkids that day we checked out their new litter, out in the barn.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 13, 2020 10:48 PM (+fPHo)

323 Breaking.

Posted by: WIND at April 13, 2020 10:49 PM (Eicbe)

324 we played with mercury as kids
broken thermometer
it forms beads that are impossible to pick up

-------

You rich people with your mercury. We played restaurant and had to make nachos out of lead paint chips and asphalt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:49 PM (XVuno)

325 When I went to certify for unemployment I got a message from the website saying that I did not need to certify or do a job search each week because my employer has filed for me.
Is that weird? Should I be concerned?

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:49 PM (Lhcx9)

326
294 My tennis club usually has a crawfish boil end of April. Since the county / city made them close, the owner is having a drive through crawfish boil. They are going to hand out a bucket of mud bugs and beer for each ticket in the car.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (2DOZq)


You're lucky.

My club closed down right away, and isn't opening until the second week of September.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

327 Just received notification that our SIP has been extended to May 8 and everyone over 10 must wear a cloth face covering when in a public building, transportation, pumping gas, etc. you can still a walk outside without one if you can maintain the 6 feet. This is for Travis county aka Austin.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 13, 2020 10:50 PM (UUBmN)

328 Trump, if he like Yoda spoke, a hoot of a press conference be it would.Actually, he should put up a simple chart explaining Yoda-speak grammar (it's not exactly SOV) and tell the press corps that they must give their question in that format. If they can't it's too complex for them to understand.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 13, 2020 10:50 PM (KAi1n)

329
You rich people with your mercury. We played restaurant and had to make nachos out of lead paint chips and asphalt.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:49 PM (XVuno)


Nachos hadn't been invented when I was a kid.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

330 The Amish I observed while living near them in Indiana, were, like us English (to them, we are "English"), a varied bunch. Many of them were surprisingly into English stuff.

Like booze. And cigarettes.

----

Les, even more so during Rumspringa! lol

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 10:51 PM (Y4EXg)

331 I just remembered that years ago I heard someone describe the British as "Germans with a lobotomy." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:52 PM (L2ZTs)

332 lin-duh

Sorry to hear you are in the clutches of control freaks that do not know science.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:52 PM (u82oZ)

333 caught this over at the Althouse site.
New Yorker article about what a crackpot Greta Thunderburp is

https://tinyurl.com/wby7n3h

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at April 13, 2020 10:52 PM (4a9Vv)

334 Ah, nachos.
The disco-era snack... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:52 PM (L2ZTs)

335
321 307 navybrat, holed up

+ 6.022 x 10²³
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

I know that number!
are we making guacamole?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 10:52 PM (G546f)

336 really have no choice - he's like a 26 waist and 34 length
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:34 PM (j9HX3)

Heh, you have one of those too?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:53 PM (OzQGF)

337 When I went to certify for unemployment I got a
message from the website saying that I did not need to certify or do a
job search each week because my employer has filed for me.

Is that weird? Should I be concerned?
Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:49 PM (Lhcx9)


well, what probably happened is that your employer did file for all the people he laid off, and may have stated that he plans to open the positions back on when the governor says he can.
If you are worried call your employer and ask

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2020 10:53 PM (WyVLE)

338 vmom 2020

If you like. Thats a lot of food, however.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:53 PM (u82oZ)

339 309 Nightwatch is the reason the 'ettes have to wear skorts...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:45 PM (L2ZTs


Is that like a push up bra?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (vs2ae)

340 BREAKING NEWS FROM CNN:
Man crushed by steamroller dies of Coronavirus!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

341 This upcoming battle, and a battle is, the one needed to reopen the economy, is going to be like Gettysburg or D-Day, the most consequential event of our lives, and out country's life.

You could hear those battle lines being drawn today in the epic presser, with the reporters essentially telling the President, "No, you cannot reopen the economy or the country. We decide when you can. And if you try without our OK, you will regret it."

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (+fPHo)

342 Nachos hadn't been invented when I was a kid.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

------

Huh? Nachos were invented by the ancient Egyptians. It's what they ate when they went bowling.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (XVuno)

343 Last time I checked the Constitution gave us the right to freely associate and say what ever we thought , not always a good idea, but I digress.

I am beyond tired of this shutdown.

What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (Lhcx9)

344 Heh, you have one of those too?


oh yeah the poor kid. and now it's getting warm - where I'd love him to wear shorts (cos easier to fit!) he hates showing how skinny he is so won't wear them

I mean the 26 inch waist is like, with a belt tightened!

he's like a big bundle of sticks lol

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (j9HX3)

345 293 No. Stood on my chair and did a bump and grind, though.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)


You are going to be one of those fun co-workers!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

Yes. Yes I am.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

346 AlaBAMA, no.
A skort has shorts built in underneath the skirt so lusty guys can't sneak a peek.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

347 > but in general, yes "Mennonite" seems to refer to the more liberal branches of Brethren.
Yeah, there's a whole spectrum of them. I think in general each congregation, or small group of related congregations, sets its own rules. They don't have any kind of central authority like a Pope or the Southern Baptist Convention or whatever.
There's one group that drives cars, but considers chrome to be a sinful frippery. If they buy a car that has any chrome on it they'll paint it black.
Those groups are known as "Black Bumper Mennonites".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 13, 2020 10:55 PM (mNq/0)

348 Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:49 PM (Lhcx9)

Maybe they listed you as laid off? I'm not sure how that works.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:55 PM (OzQGF)

349 346 AlaBAMA, no.
A skort has shorts built in underneath the skirt so lusty guys can't sneak a peek.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)


Well what idiot invented those??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 10:55 PM (vs2ae)

350 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (Lhcx9)

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:55 PM (NWiLs)

351 AlaBAMA

Let us know if your browser starts showing you interesting ads.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (u82oZ)

352 346 AlaBAMA, no.
A skort has shorts built in underneath the skirt so lusty guys can't sneak a peek.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

--------

So going commando in a skort is right out then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)

353 Yes. Yes I am.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)


Well --you are an attorney so you will know exactly what you can get away with!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

354 You can go back outside when I say so. Maybe 2023. We'll see.

Posted by: Gov. DeWinemom at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (EgshT)

355 AlaBAMA, no.

A skort has shorts built in underneath the skirt so lusty guys can't sneak a peek.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)



Is that like "Kiltsers"?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (WyVLE)

356 navybrat, holed up

+ 6.022 x 10²³
Posted by: NaCly Dog
-------

Avacado's number,I would know it anywhere.

Posted by: A Mole at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (plu6+)

357 May I suggest 30 days of Abba. That would be great.

Posted by: Fernando at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (/LQkF)

358 Maybe they listed you as laid off? I'm not sure how that works.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:55 PM (OzQGF)

All my paperwork said I was furloughed. My company email is still active, and I was told to keep my id badge for when I got called back to work.

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (Lhcx9)

359 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (Lhcx9)


Besides herding reporters into a live-action version of The Most Dangerous Game?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (2JVJo)

360 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 13, 2020 10:55 PM (mNq/0)

We have Hutterites around here. I'm not sure where they fall on the strictness spectrum.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (OzQGF)

361 351 AlaBAMA

Let us know if your browser starts showing you interesting ads.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (u82oZ


Nope. Same old ads for Nestle Quik and Asian massage parlors.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (vs2ae)

362 Today was hubs first day on home quarantine.
I cooked breakfast, I made lunch, we had an afternoon snack. He said today was the best day ever! He's lucky he's cute with a great ass!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (a4qVe)

363 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH

Wrinklefest in a private pool?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (u82oZ)

364 So going commando in a skort is right out then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)


"pointless"

The word is "Pointless"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2020 10:58 PM (WyVLE)

365 re 346: what we called coulottes (whoever it was spelled) when I was in high school many years ago.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at April 13, 2020 10:58 PM (4a9Vv)

366 I am beyond tired of this shutdown.

What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (Lhcx9)


Virtual museum tours ...

Free (short) films movies from independent studios:
Youtube // Omeleto channel

Posted by: Adriane the Spaghetti Code Critic ... at April 13, 2020 10:58 PM (LPnfS)

367
What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH
---------

Gratuitously sneeze on people.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 10:59 PM (plu6+)

368 362 Today was hubs first day on home quarantine.
I cooked breakfast, I made lunch, we had an afternoon snack. He said today was the best day ever! He's lucky he's cute with a great ass!
Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (a4qVe)


Don't keep feeding him like that or you'll lose the ass you hold dear.

Make him do squats or something.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 10:59 PM (vs2ae)

369 > If I were them I'd throw another virus at us.

Sounds like a good way to get a bunch of W87s and W88s, post-paid special delivery.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (mNq/0)

370 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH

Hugging female friends and shaking hands with male friends.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (u82oZ)

371 347 > but in general, yes "Mennonite" seems to refer to the more liberal branches of Brethren.

Yeah, there's a whole spectrum of them. I think in general each congregation, or small group of related congregations, sets its own rules.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

---

Yes, right. There is no central authority. The local Bishop sets rules and policy. It's know as The Ordnung - the order. Never written down and totally under the control of the local Bishop.

The range of rules is quite vast.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (Y4EXg)

372 mallfly, yup.
Many HS cheerleaders wear skorts so they don't have to worry about the young women's skirts flying too high in the breeze...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

373 Gratuitously sneeze on people.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 10:59 PM (plu6+)

You can do that now.

Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (Lhcx9)

374 ALH in PA ppl filing for unemployment don't have to do the "searching for a job" thing during this lockdown

might be same there

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (G546f)

375 365 re 346: what we called coulottes (whoever it was spelled) when I was in high school many years ago.
Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at April 13, 2020 10:58 PM (4a9Vv)


coulottes (i dunno spelling either : -)) ) are usually much longer than skorts ...

Posted by: Adriane the Spaghetti Code Critic ... at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (LPnfS)

376 Today was hubs first day on home quarantine.
I cooked breakfast, I made lunch, we had an afternoon snack. He said today was the best day ever! He's lucky he's cute with a great ass!
Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (a4qVe)

-------

I had a great ass once, but that was years ago.

Posted by: Juan Valdez and his Donkey at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (XVuno)

377 amish, tennis shorts, trump meltdown, this place is full of variety.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (KP5rU)

378 367
What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH
---------

Gratuitously sneeze on people.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 10:59 PM (plu6+)

***SNORT**SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:00 PM (aA3+G)

379 Rodrigo Borgia

We need more ABM sites on the West Coast first.

There are a lot of ways we can mess with the Chinese. But right now they are failing on their own. Don't give them a unifying outside force.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:01 PM (u82oZ)

380 We are dancing to their tune.
They made the virus, they can make the vaccine.
We are being played, it's all scripted out.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 11:01 PM (w7KSn)

381 Don't keep feeding him like that or you'll lose the ass you hold dear.

Make him do squats or something.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 10:59 PM (vs2ae)

Hmmmm, well I do hold that @ss
Tomorrow we'll have salad LOL!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:01 PM (a4qVe)

382 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH


Meth fueled drunken gay orgies. Duh

Posted by: Florida Man! at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (ykYG2)

383 There are a lot of ways we can mess with the Chinese. But right now they are failing on their own. Don't give them a unifying outside force.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

---

Sure would be a shame if a few of their subs became "overdue".

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (Y4EXg)

384 Hmmmm, well I do hold that @ss
Tomorrow we'll have salad LOL!
Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:01 PM (a4qVe)

I guess we aren't doing phrasing anymore...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

385 Mike, MisHum will pay you to gratuitously sneeze on Gretchen Whitmer a couple times...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

386 I had a great ass once, but that was years ago.
Posted by: Juan Valdez and his Donkey
----------

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Balaam at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (plu6+)

387 yawn

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (oAY8z)

388 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (Lhcx9)

I'm gonna go out to dinner someplace nice. Then I think hubs & i will go away somewhere for a long weekend.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (OzQGF)

389 I agree. If I were them I'd throw another virus at us. I really hope I'm wrong.
Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 10:48 PM (K22Va)

I expect another virus from them.
This was sort of a ranging shot.
Next one will be on target.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 11:03 PM (G546f)

390 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?

I'm not sure but some smart ass in my family sent a t-shirt that says "I have been practicing social distancing for years". Probably just do what I've been doing.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 11:03 PM (K22Va)

391 There's one group that drives cars, but considers
chrome to be a sinful frippery.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Ahem. Chrome is not a sinful frippery.

Posted by: Robert Fripp at April 13, 2020 11:03 PM (KAi1n)

392 I will celebrate the end of lockdown with a delicious meal at Acapulco in Marina Pacifica.

I hope they have plenty of chips and salsa on hand because I intend to wipe them out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

393 ***SNORT**SNORT***
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Seasonal allergies...nothing I can do about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:03 PM (plu6+)

394 I'm gonna go out to dinner someplace nice. Then I think hubs & i will go away somewhere for a long weekend.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (OzQGF)

---------

Dayton is nice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:03 PM (XVuno)

395 Vlad: Jeez the bitching is even more tedious than daylight savings.

I've been thinking a lot about how hard it is lately to get people to take the crusade against the tyranny of Daylight Saving Time seriously.

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 11:03 PM (/DNWp)

396 Sinful frippery sounds like fun!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:04 PM (NWiLs)

397 when the lockdown is over I'm driving all over the damn place

and when they let Kennett Creamery open for the season, I will be there with my friends having some beers

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:04 PM (j9HX3)

398
Folks were are in Cloud Cuckoo land of fiscal and monetary policy. As of Friday close of business, Uncle Sam has about $890B in his checking account at the Fed.

The federal govt. maintains an electronic account at the federal reserve, dealing in electronic M0 directly. And now it has close to $1T in cash on hand.

Why you may ask. Well, short term T-bills are trading at 0% interest, so this week, Uncle went on T-bill borrowing spree.

This $1T is getting ready to start spewing that stimulus money out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:04 PM (rCwaK)

399 Tonypete

That is for the NK subs. Totally believable.

What we need is plausible deniability for the PLAN subs. I have some ideas, but OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:04 PM (u82oZ)

400 old guy i knew told me, chrome don't make money.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 13, 2020 11:04 PM (KP5rU)

401 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH

I just want to go into shops and browse!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 11:04 PM (G546f)

402 Vegas thinks it might open May 1st. Hubs wants to go. Round trip airfare from Chicago on American is 75 bucks!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:05 PM (a4qVe)

403 Nothing wrong with some 80s bands like Alan Parsons, Super Tramp, Manfred Mann. Just saying...

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 11:05 PM (zUdXR)

404 382 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH

Meth fueled drunken gay orgies. Duh
Posted by: Florida Man! at April 13, 2020 11:02 PM (ykYG2)

Good because even the damn Genius Winner stories are usually full of this kung flu shit.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:05 PM (aA3+G)

405 Sounds like a good way to get a bunch of W87s and W88s, post-paid special delivery.

Godamn I hope they're not that dumb.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 11:05 PM (K22Va)

406 vmom, sounds great. Only problem is the hyperactive sales staff.

"Can I help you?"
"No thanks, just looking"
"Do you need help finding anything?"
"No thanks, still looking"
"Can I assist you with finding something?"
"No, again..." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

407 Mercury is safe until heated to a gaseous state. Then it is very much not safe.

Posted by: klaftern at April 13, 2020 11:06 PM (RuIsu)

408 402 Vegas thinks it might open May 1st. Hubs wants to go. Round trip airfare from Chicago on American is 75 bucks!


oh I'm tempted too cheriebebe!

sounds like a great plan! I like to live dangerously - that's my post-house-arrest plan in a nutshell!

live. dangerously!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:06 PM (j9HX3)

409 If ya really want to set off the Karens at the grocery stores, change your phone ringtone to the sound of coughing.

Posted by: BluesFish at April 13, 2020 11:06 PM (WQZ1O)

410 Cheriebebe, I'm drooling at the thought :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

411 Can I help you?"
"No thanks, just looking"
"Do you need help finding anything?"
"No thanks, still looking"
"Can I assist you with finding something?"
"No, again..." :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

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You're going to all the wrong pr0n shops.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:06 PM (XVuno)

412 409 If ya really want to set off the Karens at the grocery stores, change your phone ringtone to the sound of coughing.


this is quite clever! I might do a sneeze tho, to mix it up

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (j9HX3)

413 There's one group that drives cars, but considers
chrome to be a sinful frippery.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

---

I know of a case where an Amish man was gravely injured by a buzz saw. A neighboring Amishman took him to the hospital in a previously hidden car. Saved his life.

Both families were shunned. Shunning is about the worst thing that can happen to you. Your immediate family is ordered to shun you also - if you don't - you're out too.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (Y4EXg)

414 If ya really want to set off the Karens at the grocery stores, change your phone ringtone to the sound of coughing.
Posted by: BluesFish
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I like it...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (UUBmN)

415 Bouncy Stuff ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/u52mtfn

https://tinyurl.com/uqo3s96

https://tinyurl.com/wppuf6p

https://tinyurl.com/rht8nf7

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (qAR6u)

416 "Can I help you?"
"No thanks, just looking"
"Do you need help finding anything?"
"No thanks, still looking"
"Can I assist you with finding something?"
"So...want to get a drink later?"

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (axyOa)

417 Cicero, for me at those places it's more like:

"Please don't touch that"
"You don't want to touch that"
"Are you sure you want to touch that"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

418 I just want to go back to church.

Still cannot believe this is a thing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (vs2ae)

419
Paul Krugman says reopening the economy in the next few weeks "would be crazy".

So there you, go, it's time to reopen, 'cause Krugman says not to. Paul Krugman is always wrong.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:08 PM (rCwaK)

420 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH at April 13, 2020 10:54 PM (Lhcx9)

Stay away from people because I want too, rather than I have too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2020 11:08 PM (Rz2Nc)

421 OK, think it's time for bed. Hope tomorrow is a better day.

Have a lovely night, everyone.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 11:08 PM (2JVJo)

422 421 OK, think it's time for bed. Hope tomorrow is a better day.

Have a lovely night, everyone.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 13, 2020 11:08 PM (2JVJo)

Rest well, amigo.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

423 Goodnight Mary

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:09 PM (L2ZTs)

424 Hubs is booking it. American is allowing refunds thru the end of June. A rental suv is 30 bucks for the weekend and we're going to stay at the Bellagio. Granted the Bellagio is "cheaper" than it usually is, but not cheap-cheap

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:09 PM (a4qVe)

425 G'night MP4!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 11:09 PM (OzQGF)

426 So there you, go, it's time to reopen, 'cause Krugman says not to. Paul Krugman is always wrong.


excellent indicator!!!

things are gonna look a LOT different in a week guys

book it!

Wolf had a weird two minute press conference tonite I was thinking he had something important to say but he literally said nothing.

I think he felt he had to try to pre-empt the State Senate voting on the reopening of businesses bill tomorrow? I don't know. he literally had nothing to say. he kept going on about "the new normal" it was super weird. that guy is not very bright.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:09 PM (j9HX3)

427 Good night, MP4.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:09 PM (TdMsT)

428 407 Mercury is safe until heated to a gaseous state. Then it is very much not safe.
Posted by: klaftern at April 13, 2020 11:06 PM (RuIsu)

It's why the Mad Hatter was mad.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (NWiLs)

429 kbdabear

You are a giver. Harmonic motion for the win.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (u82oZ)

430 Oh man!
kbdabear. These are better than Jasmine Bleeth running along the beach in slomo.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (axyOa)

431 It's been awhile but I used to do seasonal work. If your employer is going to call tou back, you don't have to do a job search.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (Lqy/e)

432 More Bouncy Stuff ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/qwgnfwe

https://tinyurl.com/wmg5zxy

https://tinyurl.com/rnkfrnn

https://tinyurl.com/u2slyhr

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (qAR6u)

433 424 Hubs is booking it. American is allowing refunds thru the end of June. A rental suv is 30 bucks for the weekend and we're going to stay at the Bellagio. Granted the Bellagio is "cheaper" than it usually is, but not cheap-cheap


awesome I'm gonna look into this tomorrow! good luck cheriebebe

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (j9HX3)

434 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Have a great night.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (u82oZ)

435 Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:09 PM (a4qVe)

Nice! We went through Mccarran airport a couple of weeks ago and it was like a friggin ghost town.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 11:10 PM (OzQGF)

436 I've never been to Vegas. Would like to go someday.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

437 The people that want to keep this country shut down are the same people that believe in a living wage, from the tree called 'magic money tree'.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (vs2ae)

438 Paul Krugman is a turd.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (axyOa)

439 Have a peaceful rest MP4

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (a4qVe)

440 Might be a sudden rash of Chinese ships visiting Davy Jones' locker.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (K22Va)

441 Even More Bouncy Stuff ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/vwzkwyo

https://tinyurl.com/wr73rux

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (qAR6u)

442 How-do-you U morons, what's going on?

I'm working from home so still getting a paycheck, but others were asking about the government pay out today., its not in my checking account. I think this financial bailout is going to be a complete klusterfuk.

And good for Sam Keep On Keepin On.

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (5L8zM)

443 436 I've never been to Vegas. Would like to go someday.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

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And you call yourself an American?

I have cocktail waitresses who know me there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:12 PM (XVuno)

444 Goodnight MP4

Sleep well and feel the comfort of God's love surround you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:12 PM (U2p+3)

445 Might be a sudden rash of Chinese ships visiting Davy Jones' locker.
Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (K22Va)


One thing's for sure, you don't wanna smell Davy Jones' dirty sweat socks. Bleah!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

446 436 I've never been to Vegas. Would like to go someday.


i like it Insom but it's definitely a weird place

you have to just kind of go with it

and I'd recommend NOT gambling!!!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:12 PM (j9HX3)

447 Black Orchid hope you find really good deals!!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:12 PM (a4qVe)

448 It has to be said. You sir, kbdabear, are a great American

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 11:13 PM (zUdXR)

449 Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (5L8zM)

Mine is showing up at my bank as pending on April 15.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 11:13 PM (OzQGF)

450 438 Paul Krugman is a turd. fucking piece of worthless shit not good enough to be used for manure on a shit field.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (axyOa)

maybe i should cut back on the coffee after 9

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:13 PM (aA3+G)

451 eleven: I'm a dude and shit never fits me right. I wouldn't even think about buying clothes without trying on.

You can now get 3D scans of your foot (no X-rays like the good old days, though), and have custom shoes made. So I heard.

Likewise, with 3D scan tech you should be able to buy what actually fits you, custom-stitched.

Of course, at this point, the NSA has your full body scan, your footprint, and probably your starfish pattern... why does every tech good thing come with horror attached?

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 11:13 PM (/DNWp)

452 If any governor or mayor says at a news presser "I don't enjoy making these decisions" he or she is lying.

They're jerking off to the dopamine hits from power projection and controlling peoples lives. It's why they sought the office in the first place, not "serving the people"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:13 PM (qAR6u)

453 I for one know that it time to get off my ass, drop 20 off of my lard frame and get as "yoked" as possible for JULY.

June if I take a chance with some .....special enhancements....(hey the Seals use this stuff so)

maybe not the telephone poles and rubber boats clocking in at 800 lbs +....still

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (kFkpX)

454 here's the real Picard trailer, courtesy RLM
youtube.com/watch?v=Ao99bNrJ_1Q

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (ykYG2)

455 443 436 I've never been to Vegas. Would like to go someday.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

--------

And you call yourself an American?

I have cocktail waitresses who know me there.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:12 PM (XVuno)

*shrugs* Never had the scratch to take a vacation.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

456 Meh. I don't care for Vegas.

I'd rather go sailing. Somewhere warm and windy. With lots of fresh fish and lobsters.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (U2p+3)

457 Honeymooned in Vegas. Long long time ago...

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (zUdXR)

458 Vegas is fun! What I like is how time doesn't exist there, the restaurants are great including the normal ones. Plus a craps table when it's on a roll is a ball!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:15 PM (a4qVe)

459 450 438 Paul Krugman is a turd. fucking piece of worthless shit not good enough to be used for manure on a shit field.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (axyOa)

maybe i should cut back on the coffee after 9
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:13 PM (aA3+G)

I thought that was quite restrained, considering the subject matter.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

460 nd you call yourself an American?

I have cocktail waitresses who know me there.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:12 PM (XVuno


Restraining orders!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 11:15 PM (vs2ae)

461 shrugs* Never had the scratch to take a vacation.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

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Now that you're flush someone needs to set up a Vegas MoMee.

Someone, not me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:15 PM (XVuno)

462 Goodnight Mrs.Calabash, wherever you are.

Posted by: dartist at April 13, 2020 11:16 PM (K22Va)

463 So going commando in a skort is right out then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)


You can definitely go commando in a tennis skirt.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

464 461 shrugs* Never had the scratch to take a vacation.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (NWiLs)

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Now that you're flush someone needs to set up a Vegas MoMee.

Someone, not me.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:15 PM (XVuno)

Flush will take a little time. Have to get out of the hole first.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:16 PM (NWiLs)

465 Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (U2p+3)

Sounds delightful.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (aA3+G)

466 Cicero (@cicero)

There were two MoMeets in Vegas. The survivors never talked about it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (u82oZ)

467 Paul Krugman is a turd. fucking piece of worthless shit not good enough to be used for manure on a shit field.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:11 PM (axyOa)

maybe i should cut back on the coffee after 9
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:13 PM (aA3+G)

I thought that was quite restrained, considering the subject matter.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)


Restrained yet dignified.
Subtle, yet sends a message.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (axyOa)

468 Oh jees, Ladyl...

Now you've done it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (U2p+3)

469 463 So going commando in a skort is right out then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)


You can definitely go commando in a tennis skirt.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

Well. This just keeps getting better and better!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

470 Nurse, I love those kinds of trips too! Vegas is just good for a few days of silliness.
We were in Aruba that's another different but very fun trip.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (a4qVe)

471 We should all go to Jane Doh's island and laugh at the Karens.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (vs2ae)

472 463

AAAAhhhhhh jeeez....you had to go there?

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:18 PM (kFkpX)

473 Vegas is fun! What I like is how time doesn't exist there, the restaurants are great including the normal ones.

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Vegas is over-the-top American garishness and one upmanship at its most extreme best. An oasis of exuberance in a landscape of caution and beige.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:18 PM (XVuno)

474 You can definitely go commando in a tennis skirt.
Posted by: Ladyl

Thread Winner. Shut er down folks we have a winner.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:18 PM (u82oZ)

475 468 Oh jees, Ladyl...

Now you've done it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (U2p+3)

Most of them have built in shorts!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

476 Pics or it didn't happen

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 13, 2020 11:19 PM (zUdXR)

477 It is time to douse CNN is something flammable and strike a flint.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 13, 2020 11:19 PM (XrCyE)

478 Have a great night everyone.

May you dream of lighting Karens and Dem governors with the torch of American Liberty.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 13, 2020 11:20 PM (u82oZ)

479 So going commando in a skort is right out then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)


You can definitely go commando in a tennis skirt.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

Well. This just keeps getting better and better!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (NWiLs)


***

Soooo...I'm thinking wearing my kilt to a MoMe is a good thing.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:20 PM (axyOa)

480
And there's another crazy thing. Short term T-bill rates are hovering around zero. During the last week in March, those sort term rates actually went negative for a while.

But guess what. Treasury has a rule that auction rates can't go negative. Only to zero. This was enormous bonus to the primary dealers. They buy T-bills at 0, and sell them on the secondary market for more,negative yield.

This is a total freebie to the primary dealers (big banks who have the ability to scare up tens of billions of dollars at pop when Uncle has to borrow money).

Treasury should be able to go negative itself, and reap the benefits directly. This is just a rule, not a law, so they could change it.

Why this rule exists no one knows, save negative rates might just make Treasury's computer programs hiccup, or something.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:20 PM (rCwaK)

481 It's an urban legend, boosted by the fact that Zappa recorded a song called "Son of Mr Green Genes." Zappa's dad was a chemist / mathematician.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Thank you for explaining the joke, Ben.

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (/DNWp)

482 475 468 Oh jees, Ladyl...

Now you've done it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:17 PM (U2p+3)

Most of them have built in shorts!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:18 PM (TdMsT


Tis true. I've seen female tennis players store balls in there.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (vs2ae)

483 Soooo...I'm thinking wearing my kilt to a MoMe is a good thing.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:20 PM (axyOa)

*record scratch*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (NWiLs)

484 473 Vegas is fun! What I like is how time doesn't exist there, the restaurants are great including the normal ones.

-------

Vegas is over-the-top American garishness and one upmanship at its most extreme best. An oasis of exuberance in a landscape of caution and beige.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:18 PM (XVuno)

Different strokes for different folks. I'm glad you enjoy it.

Personally our cabin off the grid rocks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

485 Well. This just keeps getting better and better!

No, it doesn't. The inevitable out come is fat Germans in speedos on a Thai beach.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (XrCyE)

486
I'd rather go sailing. Somewhere warm and windy. With lots of fresh fish and lobsters.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:14 PM (U2p+3)


I'm supposed to go to Maine in June. If it is called off, I will really lose my shit.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (TdMsT)

487 Vegas is a trip. I do not gamble. Well, sometimes play the quarter slots for a little bit. Wife and I once stayed at the Excalibur for a pittance. What amazed me is when I had to get up to whizz at 0300 I looked out the window onto las Vegas Blvd and it was still crawling with people.

got up for breakfast, and it was still people. Everywhere.

Truly a strange slice of Americana.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Mischa's Hooman Servant at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (x8Wzq)

488 O-O

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (kFkpX)

489 You can definitely go commando in a tennis skirt.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

Ladyl, are you Tennis Girl??

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rcj2pub

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (OzQGF)

490 You can definitely go commando in a tennis skirt.
Posted by: Ladyl

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You have my attention!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (Y4EXg)

491 Farmer, mine showed up today but it's pending till the 15th.

Amazon delivered my groceries so quietly that my watch dogs didn't notice. I may have to try this again. The grocery store I go to doesn't carry pork products.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (Lqy/e)

492 (/).........yup......

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:22 PM (kFkpX)

493 485 Well. This just keeps getting better and better!

No, it doesn't. The inevitable out come is fat Germans in speedos on a Thai beach.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (XrCyE)

Way to kill the vibe, dude.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:22 PM (NWiLs)

494
You have my attention!
Posted by: Tonypete at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (Y4EXg)


LOL.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:22 PM (TdMsT)

495 Soooo...I'm thinking wearing my kilt to a MoMe is a good thing.
Posted by: Diogenes
------

GCE done beat you to it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:23 PM (plu6+)

496 You can definitely go commando in a tennis skirt.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

*cough*

Is it possible to die of blushing?

Gonna lie down for a bit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Mischa's Hooman Servant at April 13, 2020 11:24 PM (x8Wzq)

497 Personally our cabin off the grid rocks.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

Bears. Bears and Bobcats concern me being in a cabin off the grid. I do bet it's amazing tho.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:24 PM (a4qVe)

498 Ladyl, are you Tennis Girl??

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rcj2pub
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (OzQGF)


I only wish...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:25 PM (TdMsT)

499 Acosta is very flammable.

Posted by: klaftern at April 13, 2020 11:25 PM (RuIsu)

500 Soooo...I'm thinking wearing my kilt to a MoMe is a good thing.
Posted by: Diogenes
------

GCE done beat you to it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:23 PM (plu6+)

Awesome then.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 13, 2020 11:25 PM (axyOa)

501 Personally our cabin off the grid rocks.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

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Does your cabin have Aerosmith live four nights a week followed by a dry-aged wagyu ribeye and 20 year-old scotch?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:25 PM (XVuno)

502 Soooo...I'm thinking wearing my kilt to a MoMe is a good thing.
Posted by: Diogenes

I need to get a kilt. Even got me my own clan colors. Green, with black, white and red lines.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Mischa's Hooman Servant at April 13, 2020 11:26 PM (x8Wzq)

503 Bears. Bears and Bobcats concern me being in a cabin off the grid. I do bet it's amazing tho.
Posted by: Cheriebebe
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Geeze. We have bears in the yard with regularity. Pests.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:26 PM (plu6+)

504
I'm supposed to go to Maine in June. If it is called off, I will really lose my shit.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (TdMsT)

Annual MN fishing trip is in June and is in danger of being canceled. Bummer as I had a week of fishing tunes and Zappa tunes planned.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:26 PM (aA3+G)

505
I remember Tennis Girl well. One of the classics.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:26 PM (rCwaK)

506
Annual MN fishing trip is in June and is in danger of being canceled. Bummer as I had a week of fishing tunes and Zappa tunes planned.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:26 PM (aA3+G)


Oh MisHum, that's too bad...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:27 PM (TdMsT)

507 We have Hutterites around here. I'm not sure where they fall on the strictness spectrum.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 13, 2020 10:57 PM (OzQGF)

Alberta has lots of Hutterites. They live communally. They use electricity, but shun TV and radio for entertainment. When it comes to farming, they are right on the bleeding edge of technology.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2020 11:27 PM (miJU3)

508 What I like about Vegas other than it's unapologetic about its tackiness, is that you can eat really good at almost any hotel's buffet.

Buffets might be a thing of fond past memories in our strange new times, but then again people who visit Vegas don't tend to be the cautious type

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:28 PM (qAR6u)

509 Geeze. We have bears in the yard with regularity. Pests.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:26 PM (plu6+)

Holy jeez I would croak!! They scare the HECK outta me!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:28 PM (a4qVe)

510 The green tartans are called "hunting" tartans. There are usually two different tartans per clan.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 13, 2020 11:28 PM (Lqy/e)

511
Does your cabin have Aerosmith live four nights a week followed by a dry-aged wagyu ribeye and 20 year-old scotch?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:25 PM (XVuno)

Not a big aerosmith fan
I'm ok with regular ribeyes.
Dont touch the stuff but if i did i could have it there.

Can you walk out your front door and pee?
Can you be in the back yard and shoot off every gun in that didn't fall out of the canoe?

Diff strokes man, glad you like it. Not my cup of coffee

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (aA3+G)

512 Well the washer just finished....think I'll do Fluff dry on this load....... helps keep the fabric softener...... enmeshed....thoroughly within the garmets......

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (kFkpX)

513 510 The green tartans are called "hunting" tartans. There are usually two different tartans per clan.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 13, 2020 11:28 PM (Lqy/e)

Then there's just the plain white.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (NWiLs)

514 I remember Tennis Girl well. One of the classics.

Surpassed by National Lampoon's frogs' legs.

https://tinyurl.com/ubxfj3g

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (XrCyE)

515 Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:27 PM (TdMsT)

The same goes for your ME trip

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (aA3+G)

516
Tis true. I've seen female tennis players store balls in there.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (vs2ae)

When I am serving, I put the second ball in the waistband, not the pocket.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

517 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?
Posted by: ALH
---------

Gratuitously sneeze on people.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 10:59 PM (plu6+)
---
Ah, back to normalcy.

Posted by: Axeman at April 13, 2020 11:30 PM (Eicbe)

518 When I am serving, I put the second ball in the waistband, not the pocket.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

Ow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 13, 2020 11:30 PM (NWiLs)

519 Holy jeez I would croak!! They scare the HECK outta me!


you're smart to be afraid of bears. I think a lot of people aren't, which is why around our cabin some feed them, which is extraordinarily bad.

there's one one nearby that is really used to people. he's like a town mascot? they're still wild animals and wicked smart too! do not mess with bears

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:30 PM (j9HX3)

520 505

Then you are a fan of
Gryocopter Girl"?......No?

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:31 PM (kFkpX)

521 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over?

Laugh at the Phillies?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 13, 2020 11:31 PM (XrCyE)

522 Personally our cabin off the grid rocks.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

I wish, the lake place I wanted you had to go up to the main road to get cell phone reception. My wife saw how that would go. Place we got is nice, highspeed Internet now. When we bought it just had over the air antenna. The hobby farm will wind down in next 5-10 years, then lake living full time.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2020 11:31 PM (Rz2Nc)

523 "Who was Frank Zappa's father?"


Harold Pincus Keliher?

Posted by: Dancing fool at April 13, 2020 11:32 PM (YVnLS)

524

I have seen education videos of women playing tennis. They were indeed going commando. They hit the balls around for a few seconds. Then things took an interesting turn....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:32 PM (rCwaK)

525
I wish, the lake place I wanted you had to go up to the main road to get cell phone reception. My wife saw how that would go. Place we got is nice, highspeed Internet now. When we bought it just had over the air antenna. The hobby farm will wind down in next 5-10 years, then lake living full time.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2020 11:31 PM (Rz2Nc)


I can't remember--you're not at Apple Valley are you?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

526 our cabin has no cell service in the valley

that's the best thing about the place

after a couple of days, it's like my brain turns back on. you feel AMAZING by the end of the week

good stuff

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:33 PM (j9HX3)

527 Never forget that it's the Karens who enable a police state. There are never enough police to make it work otherwise.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:34 PM (qAR6u)

528
Surpassed by National Lampoon's frogs' legs.

https://tinyurl.com/ubxfj3g
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (XrCyE)


That's sad.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:34 PM (TdMsT)

529 I'm fairly certain that Zappa never had his nipples pierced.

Posted by: Fritz at April 13, 2020 11:34 PM (95j/9)

530 Diff strokes man, glad you like it. Not my cup of coffee
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:29 PM (aA3+G)

--------

Yep. Vegas isn't good as a steady diet. I get the cabin vibe on weekends when Mrs. Cicero and I hole up on our (modest) boat eating sushi and drinking cheap white wine. If it weren't for the sea lions it would be perfect.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:35 PM (XVuno)

531 after a couple of days, it's like my brain turns back on. you feel AMAZING by the end of the week

good stuff
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:33 PM (j9HX3)

That sounds really amazing! Detox for the soul. You're lucky to have found a happy place.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:35 PM (a4qVe)

532 Frank Zappa was one hell of an exterminator. As a musician he ranked right up there with my mother in law.

Posted by: I am not corey Booker at April 13, 2020 11:35 PM (Ju2mK)

533 Bouncy Stuff ONT Compliance Pics

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:07 PM (qAR6u)

Geeze. More gifs misleadingly labeled as "Pics".

Twatter + gifs locks up the Brave browser. Gifs work on other platforms. Maybe you should find another site to host your fine photos.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2020 11:35 PM (miJU3)

534 good night guys! I am still working

we're actually doing better this week, another reason I feel like things are winding down?

sales / client projects are picking up

everyone seems raring to go!

one way or another, business is going to be back in session around here. I feel like TPTB are somehow in the know of something we aren't privy to, and whatever it is it's good news b/c the week has started just completely differently - in a good way

good night all! no matter what, it's a virus. it's 8 weeks and done. no worries! we're doing great.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 11:35 PM (j9HX3)

535
Of course, at this point, the NSA has your full
body scan, your footprint, and probably your starfish pattern... why
does every tech good thing come with horror attached?

Posted by: mindful webworker


The Krell had the same question, you know


Posted by: Kindltot - definitely not going back to Altair IV! at April 13, 2020 11:36 PM (WyVLE)

536 Zappa's father, Department of Defense. I'm sure you're as shocked as I was. Seems like that's most of that era's pedigree.

From Wiki

"Frank, the eldest of four children, was raised in an Italian-American household where Italian was often spoken by his grandparents. The family moved often because his father, a chemist and mathematician, worked in the defense industry. After a time in Florida in the 1940s, the family returned to Maryland, where Zappa's father worked at the Edgewood Arsenal chemical warfare facility of the Aberdeen Proving Ground run by the U.S. Army. Due to their home's proximity to the arsenal, which stored mustard gas, gas masks were kept in the home in case of an accident."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 13, 2020 11:36 PM (ZQEWK)

537 I look forward to a day when I can do a digital vacation.

Right now, Office phone, Cell phone, E-mail, Doxy.me, Zoom, and a friggin Security 2-way radio with 2 channels to monitor.

No wonder I'm drinking more.....

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:37 PM (kFkpX)

538

Looking at the DTS for Friday, I see the govt. shit out around $17B on HHS items I've never seen before. This must be the new hospital "bailout" funds in the stimulus bills.

CDC got a $25B cash payment as well.

Look here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/uo6jt99

This is the DTS for Friday. Note all the HHS cash going out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:37 PM (rCwaK)

539
Holy jeez I would croak!! They scare the HECK outta me!
Posted by: Cheriebebe
---

Here's one grazing on cherries fallen from the tree close to our porch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:37 PM (plu6+)

540 ..Tis true. I've seen female tennis players store balls in there.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (vs2ae)



That wasn't a female tennis player.

It was Renee Richards.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 13, 2020 11:38 PM (QzJWU)

541 @529

Nor tattoos, Zappa wasn't down on following trends..

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 13, 2020 11:38 PM (32cxs)

542 522 Personally our cabin off the grid rocks.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

I wish, the lake place I wanted you had to go up to the main road to get cell phone reception. My wife saw how that would go. Place we got is nice, highspeed Internet now. When we bought it just had over the air antenna. The hobby farm will wind down in next 5-10 years, then lake living full time.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2020 11:31 PM (Rz2Nc

I have a booster for my cell phone in the truck.
Some days the service is passable. Usually have to drive somewhere though.

When we first bought we were 6 miles from electricity. Down to 2.5 miles. To run power would be $100K+ not going to do it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:38 PM (aA3+G)

543 Here's one grazing on cherries fallen from the tree close to our porch.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Duh. Link: https://tinyurl.com/utx32ff

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:38 PM (plu6+)

544 I need a desert run...up past Boron...maybe over the pitch into Death Valley

have to do back roads the main gates are closed for sure.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:40 PM (kFkpX)

545
'scuse me, error. CD got $25M on Friday. Millions and billions are easy to confuse. The DTS round to the nearest million, so millions are like pennies.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:40 PM (rCwaK)

546 I can't remember--you're not at Apple Valley are you?
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

No, Charles Mills, I wanted Leesville. Now I would like Charles Mills full time or one of the lakes on South Carolina/Georgia border.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2020 11:41 PM (Rz2Nc)

547 Mike that is a lean young bear! Do you just stay inside and hope he doesn't come in?!
Truly, I would never sleep knowing they were lurking!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 13, 2020 11:41 PM (a4qVe)

548 A song for our times:

Stereolab -- "Transporte Sans Bouger"

(Translate it yourselves, mofos)

https://youtu.be/_ao8jr4otlU

Posted by: logprof at April 13, 2020 11:42 PM (5GAK2)

549 Shibumi saw another blog article today thinking the Chinese lab knew what they were doing letting it get out


Yep. it's slowly trickling out. RedState had a bit from german researchers that say the virus is not transmitted by casual contact. So... that bit of info might be another bit of propaganda from the ChiComs.

Posted by: shibumi says CV19 is a bioweapon at April 13, 2020 11:42 PM (ZCiJZ)

550 MisHum, you should find and post the photo of FZ and his parents. I think it was from Life Magazine. He's standing behind the sofa, with his folks sitting on the sofa. It's a wonderful shot. They look like, "Yep. Somehow this is our son."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 13, 2020 11:44 PM (ZQEWK)

551 Mike that is a lean young bear! Do you just stay inside and hope he doesn't come in?!
Truly, I would never sleep knowing they were lurking!
Posted by: Cheriebebe
-----

If they are not with cubs, they are pretty stand-offish. I usually shoo them away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2020 11:45 PM (plu6+)

552
At this point, this is my best guess on what happened.

Chicom batwoman, trained at the knee of American scientists in GOF research was using a NIH grant to GOF around with bat coronviruses at the Wuhan lab.

She had had a little ooopsie and containment was breached.

This neatly explains why our own deep state experts are so quick to poo-pooh such theories. They are up to their own little eyeballs in it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:45 PM (rCwaK)

553 "Yep. it's slowly trickling out."

Leaking out!?
It is apparent.
And guess what?
This is just the start.
They have another.
And another, and another.
And the bitch of it is, WE PAID FOR IT.
We financed the lab.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 11:46 PM (w7KSn)

554 Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 13, 2020 11:44 PM (ZQEWK)

Maybe the next time we have a Zappathon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:47 PM (aA3+G)

555 Maybe the next time we have a Zappathon
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:47 PM (aA3+G)

-------

Twist the knife.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2020 11:47 PM (XVuno)

556 Shibumi saw another blog article today thinking the Chinese lab knew what they were doing letting it get out

Battle space prep.

Not really kidding.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 13, 2020 11:47 PM (XrCyE)

557 I love being out of range. It's liberating.

Happens fairly frequently out here in the mountains and on the coast. Backpacking in the rain forest is the best.

There are black bears. And Roosevelt elk. And loads of deer. And the wolves are coming back.
What a great time to be alive.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:48 PM (U2p+3)

558 Crap.
I am beyond depressed.
I should stop.
Be well, horde, as ye may be.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 11:48 PM (w7KSn)

559 "Unfriend" is trending on Twitter

So much for the "We're All in This Together" slogans from politicians and corporate ads

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:48 PM (qAR6u)

560 461 Cicero
That's a great idea. I was at the first Vegas Moeme and it was a freaking blast. Met some of the greatest people in the world, truly.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 13, 2020 11:48 PM (5L8zM)

561 With 60+ albums, not counting bootlegs, an annual Zappathon is feasible.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 13, 2020 11:49 PM (ZQEWK)

562
And just keep in mind that University of NC project actually created Capt. Trips. A souped up H5N1 avian flu. That, along with some lab accidents, was one of the reasons the feds put a hold on GOF research. Which they then restarted in 2017.

Since Chicoms,including batwoman were working under that -- open Chicom intel infiltration! -- we can assume the Chicoms have that Capt. Trips virus.

American money and expertise did that. And gave it to the Chicoms.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:50 PM (rCwaK)

563 "DO IT."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 13, 2020 11:50 PM (ZQEWK)

564 Leaking out!?
It is apparent.
And guess what?
This is just the start.
They have another.
And another, and another.
And the bitch of it is, WE PAID FOR IT.
We financed the lab.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 13, 2020 11:46 PM (w7KSn)

President Trump needs to set up a President's Commission to investigate this, with the power to compel witnesses and recommend prosecutions.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2020 11:50 PM (miJU3)

565 Color photos of Constantinople from the 1890's

https://preview.tinyurl.com/tm2r284

These rare color views of the capital of the Ottoman Empire at the close of the 19th century were produced using the Photochrom process.
The Photocrom process was a type of photo lithography with multiple stones for each color and gradation of color.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2020 11:50 PM (WyVLE)

566 This neatly explains why our own deep state experts are so quick to poo-pooh such theories. They are up to their own little eyeballs in it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:45 PM (rCwaK)

The drones were sneering that people who believe that are against SCIENCE! and are mouth breathing Trump voters

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2020 11:51 PM (qAR6u)

567 joke going around Twitter:

"Which sold out faster this month, toilet paper or Bernie Sanders?'

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 11:53 PM (G546f)

568 Shibumi saw another blog article today thinking the Chinese lab knew what they were doing letting it get out
---
My trouble with a deliberate release was that it was inside their own borders. I get there are over a billion people in China, so they're expendable. But it would be like our Deep State releasing it in Chicago figuring flights out of O'Hare would spread it around. I mean, yes, but how do you prevent it getting back to you? Last I noticed, the CCP weren't exactly spring chickens.

Now optimizing the damage to everyone else once it's already out, yeah, they clearly did that.

Posted by: Methos at April 13, 2020 11:53 PM (kOpft)

569 You know how the Bible talks about the mark of the beast to buy or sell anything??? Now we can't go into public to buy or sell anything without a mask...hmmmm. Things that make you wonder...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 13, 2020 11:54 PM (UUBmN)

570 "Unfriend" is trending on Twitter



So much for the "We're All in This Together" slogans from politicians and corporate ads
---
The progs are all ready to #RideWithChina

Posted by: Methos at April 13, 2020 11:54 PM (kOpft)

571 565 Kindltot

Amazing photos!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 13, 2020 11:55 PM (ZQEWK)

572 T......that is the one and only Vegas MoMe.......there has not been another!

{{{{{{Farmer and Mrs.}}}}}}}

And LOL......harry Reid

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 13, 2020 11:55 PM (/UQ/R)

573 K O K....work.....9 hours....plenty of sleep ...at least it was 3 weeks ago

Be safe, QUESTION AUTHORITY....Daily....and in 2 weeks... 3 times a day up to 4 and double that every week after.

Do not let them think this was a needed and acceptable move FOR ANYTHING. EVER!

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 11:55 PM (kFkpX)

574 I have a booster for my cell phone in the truck.
Some days the service is passable. Usually have to drive somewhere though.

When we first bought we were 6 miles from electricity. Down to 2.5 miles. To run power would be $100K+ not going to do it.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 13, 2020 11:38 PM (aA3+G)

Sounds perfect! Years back the wife would have been ok with off the grid, she was a rock climber. Now she wants comforts, I like being around her, and she tolerates me.

And with that, it's time for bed.

Goodnight all!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2020 11:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

575 Posted by: Methos at April 13, 2020 11:53 PM (kOpft)

yeah

it was a biological Chernobyl, but they managed to export the "radiation"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 13, 2020 11:57 PM (G546f)

576
I'm sure this was accidental release,too. I'm sure the Chicoms have much better actual bioweapon agents which they would use.

I mean, I'm certain they have that H5N1 Franken flu Capt. Trips that was created in the UNC lab.

Seriously, I'm not joking about Capt. Trips. That project scared the shit of some experts, who said it would make Spanish Flu look like a mild cold if it were released.

This pisses me off so much, scientists, with US govt. funding, intentionally souping up viruses in the lab to see how infectious and deadly they can make them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2020 11:57 PM (rCwaK)

577 Maybe they created a vaccine for it before release. Would be interesting to know if the chicom army and commie party elites had an outbreak. If not then hmmm....

Posted by: Pliney at April 13, 2020 11:57 PM (nzKWW)

578 Zappa was articulate in his words of wisdom. The music was above average and eclectic.

Unlike she who will remain nameless. Who was inarticulate, below average and vocally banal.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 13, 2020 11:58 PM (e1mEI)

579 04 NOV 2020 can't get here soon enough for me...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 13, 2020 11:58 PM (7WaWV)

580 >>At this point, this is my best guess on what happened.

or

https://tinyurl.com/w8wtyh7

Posted by: JackStraw at April 13, 2020 11:58 PM (ZLI7S)

581 MisHum,
Dreams do come true. Good for you. I hope someday to be as blessed. For now, though, it's life in the city.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:59 PM (U2p+3)

582 Maybe they created a vaccine for it before release. Would be interesting to know if the chicom army and commie party elites had an outbreak. If not then hmmm....
Posted by: Pliney at April 13, 2020 11:57 PM (nzKWW)

Good luck getting that data!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 13, 2020 11:59 PM (miJU3)

583 I just checked the virus related deaths for OH - updated today.

It looks like we peaked on Friday. Although I don't trust the stats at all - I believe them to be overstated.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 14, 2020 12:00 AM (Y4EXg)

584 tennis skirts?

the thinly bleached....barely..tennis skit.skir..its???

Those?
Posted by: Nightwatch at April 13, 2020 10:43 PM (kFkpX)


Yes darling.

I have about 20 of them.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 13, 2020 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

Is it warm in here? Or just me?

Posted by: free tibet at April 14, 2020 12:00 AM (Ry8mf)

585
Why should Biden be briefed on anything? He's not the nominee yet.

I think he's officially the Placeholder for the Presumptive Nominee. You gotta respect that.


Here's the "tell" that Barky has endorsed Ol' Puddin' Head -- he allows Sundown Joe to start using his designs of seals for the quasi-official offices he'd begin occupying, starting with "Office of the Democratic Candidate for President of the United States".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (pNxlR)

586 576 ...This pisses me off so much, scientists, with US govt. funding, intentionally souping up viruses in the lab to see how infectious and deadly they can make them.

Posted by: publius

But we have at least one governor (Inslee D- WA) who's a firm believer in science!

Posted by: Rex B at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (YVnLS)

587
The Chicoms have utterly infiltrated academia here. And American universities have gone multi-national and globalist.

Their allegiance no longer lies with the United States.

It's time for that to be remedied.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (rCwaK)

588 Low intelligence Pelosi worshiping scientists.

"We have to create the plague to know what's in it."

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (e1mEI)

589
WTF?






We have an oldies channel on (something
called STIRR - Filmrise Classic TV) watching an old Greatest American
Hero, and the symbol on the dude's ugly red outfit is the Chinese
word for China!



Coincidence?



tinyurl.com/wrbkxhj



(Logo)

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 14, 2020 12:03 AM (ufFY8)

590 starting with "Office of the Democratic Candidate for President of the United States".
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (pNxlR)

That's a lot of text to fit on a shithouse door.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:03 AM (miJU3)

591 Ok. I'm outta here. No more Wuflu for me.

Smooches hordlings.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 14, 2020 12:04 AM (U2p+3)

592 Posted by: nurse ratched at April 13, 2020 11:59 PM (U2p+3)

Thanks your world has some natural beauty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2020 12:04 AM (aA3+G)

593 Nighty, night, Nurse.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:05 AM (miJU3)

594 Ha. Wikipedia set me straight.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 14, 2020 12:07 AM (ufFY8)

595 Hokay dokay...

How we will look back upon these days and laff...

...just like we do about 9/11...

Final Frank Factoid...

When many groups/labels were battling bootleg tapes of concerts, Frank wisely went 'round to conclaves and bought up copies of bootlegs, copyrighted and released them on his own label. Economically wise and artistically encompassing.

Frank is my hee-roe. For certain values of.

It is past Twelve on Ace's clock. It is past 11 on my clock. This means it's past 10 in God's Time. Late for bed. ..

Nitey nite, Hordian Hero Squadron. 'Til we meatigan.

ZZZZzz...___ * ___

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 14, 2020 12:07 AM (/DNWp)

596 But we have at least one governor (Inslee D- WA) who's a firm believer in science!
Posted by: Rex B at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (YVnLS)

Science isn't a belief system. It's an ordered and rigorous way to investigate natural phenomena.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:07 AM (miJU3)

597 Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2020 11:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

Glad it works for you two

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2020 12:08 AM (aA3+G)

598 593 Nighty, night, Nurse.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:05 AM (miJU3)

And don't let the Inslee bugs bite.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 14, 2020 12:08 AM (e1mEI)

599
Bogus, or not bogus, the 04/13 CDC stats have been posted:

-------CASES-----------------------------DEATHS
2020-04-09 459,989(+8.0%) 16,466(+13%)
2020-04-10 493,567(+7.2%) 18,544(+12%)
2020-04-11 525,436(+6.5%) 20,454(+10%)
2020-04-12 553,493(+5.3%) 21,936(+7.3%)
2020-04-13 578,178(+4.4%) 23,398(+6.6%

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2020 12:09 AM (plu6+)

600 Their allegiance no longer lies with the United States.

It's time for that to be remedied.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (rCwaK)


So we trade university professors/admins to the Chinese for . . . nothing. Best trade the US can make.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 12:10 AM (Y8PSl)

601 >> We have to create the plague to know what's in it."

That is basically the rationale for GOF research. They claim it better informs them how viruses mutate to become able to infect humans and become more infectious and deadly.

Even if that is true, the risks completely overwhelm any such benefit.

As far as I'm concerned the only safe place to be doing that shit would be on a Moonbase, an even then with an orbiting nuclear weapons platform to be able to nuke it from lunar orbit if necessary. To be sure.

And even then, the "dual use" nature of this is such I doubt I'd even do that. The knowledge could get out and into enemies and nutjobs hands.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 12:10 AM (rCwaK)

602 About the Rafale B accident, can I request half a hat-tip for posting it in the art thread this morning?

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86post=386663#c32532570

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:10 AM (EPzYj)

603 >> So we trade university professors/admins to the Chinese for . . . nothing

What I was thinking about doing with these traitors is something else. Which I won't mention here, of course.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 12:11 AM (rCwaK)

604 #548 my French relatives are loving it

Prescient, considering it was made in 1994.

Now get off my lawn!

Posted by: logprof at April 14, 2020 12:11 AM (oZuI0)

605 Science isn't a belief system. It's an ordered and rigorous way to investigate natural phenomena.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Agreed. Just going by what he claimed Inslee told VP Pence early on in a phone conversation. To which I recall Trump referred to Jay as a snake.

Posted by: Rex B at April 14, 2020 12:12 AM (YVnLS)

606

Having missed most of their work when they were still alive, and after this month of Zappaology, I believe an MBA-level class, I would compare Frank's mind to Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Both had an uncanny ability to comment on the social issues of the day with fearless insight that humiliated anyone who dared stand in the way.

Be it a whitewash on a fence, or watching out where to walk in the snow, brutally honest commentary with style.

Another phrase that comes to mind is genius.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 14, 2020 12:13 AM (sy5kK)

607 MisHum, glad you finally got to "Muffin Man." Bongo Fury with Beefheart is the best Zappa album. Opaque melodies that would bug most people.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 14, 2020 12:13 AM (jK8Z7)

608 That's a lot of text to fit on a shithouse door.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:03 AM (miJU3)


ODC POTUS.

Acronyms. DC's big on acronyms.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 12:13 AM (Y8PSl)

609 One misplaced note is a mistake.
Two or more are called jazz.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 14, 2020 12:15 AM (QMwOT)

610 -------CASES-----------------------------DEATHS
2020-04-09 459,989(+8.0%) 16,466(+13%)
2020-04-10 493,567(+7.2%) 18,544(+12%)
2020-04-11 525,436(+6.5%) 20,454(+10%)
2020-04-12 553,493(+5.3%) 21,936(+7.3%)
2020-04-13 578,178(+4.4%) 23,398(+6.6%
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2020 12:09 AM (plu6+)

I don't even have to graph it to see an unbroken downward trend line.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:16 AM (miJU3)

611 Left Coast Dawg- What a suckup. (smile)

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:16 AM (HuH1F)

612 Agreed. Just going by what he claimed Inslee told VP Pence early on in a phone conversation. To which I recall Trump referred to Jay as a snake.
Posted by: Rex B at April 14, 2020 12:12 AM (YVnLS)

To be clear, I was mocking Inslee, not you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:17 AM (miJU3)

613 I have to say, I found Zappa interesting. I just didn't like him.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:18 AM (HuH1F)

614 If one insists on promoting the jackass that is Zappa then one should go all out and include Kiss in the lot.

I do however admire Gene Simmon's taste in ladies.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 14, 2020 12:19 AM (QMwOT)

615 I like to remind people where I live who talk about "risk to lives" that we live in Florida.

Florida has a million things waiting in line to kill you.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 12:19 AM (qAR6u)

616 And every time I view a picture of a Rafale, I have to ask what possessed the French to copy the TF-102 intake concept?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/tgkwygc

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:19 AM (EPzYj)

617 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 14, 2020 12:13 AM (jK8Z7)


Next he plays the bernakas

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2020 12:19 AM (aA3+G)

618 ..About the Rafale B accident, can I request half a hat-tip for posting it in the art thread this morning?

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86post=386663#c32532570


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:10 AM (EPzYj)



HAT, TIPPED. (graciously so!)

Now, go visit my#285 in this thread.

I think you'll enjoy the *other* inadvertent ejection story in the tiny url link.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2020 12:20 AM (QzJWU)

619 I don't even have to graph it to see an unbroken downward trend line.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------
You did that without an app?
Boomer.

;-)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2020 12:20 AM (plu6+)

620 33 Who was Zappa's father?? an interesting thing that.

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 13, 2020 09:59 PM (k3X1a)

He wasn't a barber; that's for sure.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 14, 2020 12:20 AM (QMwOT)

621 Didn't Neptunis Lex die in a Rafale?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:22 AM (HuH1F)

622
Florida has a million things waiting in line to kill you.
Posted by: kbdabear
------

Honest...I'm just a King snake.

Posted by: Coral Snake at April 14, 2020 12:22 AM (plu6+)

623 The mystery click is perfect. Saved for a full listening tomorrow. Thanks.

Posted by: From that time at April 14, 2020 12:24 AM (aAQRl)

624 NeverTrumpaloo douchebag alert:

@Newsweek 49m
Michigan Rep. Justin Amash floats potential run for president against Donald Trump

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 14, 2020 12:24 AM (yoy3Z)

625 ..Didn't Neptunis Lex die in a Rafale?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:22 AM (HuH1F)



An Israeli made Kfir jet.

I believe that's a Mirage derivative, but I'll defer to Anna as to the veracity of that?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2020 12:25 AM (QzJWU)

626 615I like to remind people where I live who talk about "risk to lives" that we live in Florida

Florida has a million things waiting in line to kill you

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 12:19 AM (qAR6u




Let's see,

Mosquitoes
Alligators
Crocodiles
Illegals driving (drunk the only way they know how)
Donna Shalala
The Fl AG scheming to deny citizens ccw

Posted by: Floridachick at April 14, 2020 12:25 AM (5ubh6)

627 Long time lurker here. I want to give a shout out to my wife. She works in food service in a hospital and shows up every day. Remember the people who make life easier for the rest of us.

Posted by: charles w at April 14, 2020 12:25 AM (U6TH0)

628 Neptunus Lex was in an F-21A when things went Tits-Up for him.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:25 AM (EPzYj)

629 Thaanks, Jim. You're right. I knew that, it just doesn't roll off the tongue.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:26 AM (HuH1F)

630 Charles W. Our thanks to your wife.

Posted by: Akua Makana at April 14, 2020 12:27 AM (YkUJb)

631 F-21A - what happens when you let Israeli gear-heads fit a big honking American motor in a little French hot-rod.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:27 AM (EPzYj)

632 Thanks out to your wife charles w, hope she and you are doing well! And you don't have to lurk

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 14, 2020 12:28 AM (/UQ/R)

633 My son had to memorize all these things (AF Inte). He says, if you knew everything I know, your fuzzy litttle head would explode."

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:29 AM (HuH1F)

634 Sun Sentinel , Ft. Lauderdale newspaper said that Broward Co. would invite all residents to vote by mail.

Posted by: Akua Makana at April 14, 2020 12:29 AM (YkUJb)

635 The Amish treat their woman somewhat better than their animals. They treat their animals in ways that would diminish your respect for the Amish measurably. Very few people ever, ever get to genuinely get an insider's view of their lives. One of my clients has been a driver for these people for many, many years. The Amish have zero respect for the English. Fine. They get none from me as well.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 12:30 AM (Vy7tf)

636 Apparently the Kfir was not easy to keep in the air safely.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:30 AM (HuH1F)

637 Poofter's Froth, Wyoming, Plans Ahead.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 14, 2020 12:31 AM (jK8Z7)

638 Jim, yeah that misadventure was talked about over in the comments of This Ain't Hell in regards to the Rafale B accident. 'Ooopps' doesn't quite cover it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:31 AM (EPzYj)

639 This gin and tonic is mighty fine. I can feel my red blood cells strapping on body armor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:32 AM (miJU3)

640 Anna Puma- link? I came to Lex late, but I admired him. The man could write.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:32 AM (HuH1F)

641 125 also I am pretty familiar with the Amish and Mennonites near me in PA. in fact I am related (by marriage) to some


Heh. Related to one means you are related to all of them.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 12:33 AM (Vy7tf)

642 Michigan Rep. Justin Amash floats potential run for president against Donald Trump

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 14, 2020 12:24 AM (yoy3Z)


Fibrous shit doesn't float.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 12:33 AM (Y8PSl)

643 Link to what?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:33 AM (EPzYj)

644
And even then, the "dual use" nature of this is such I doubt I'd even do that. The knowledge could get out and into enemies and nutjobs hands.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 12:10 AM (rCwaK

NAAAA! IT'LL BE FINE!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew, drinking at April 14, 2020 12:33 AM (e1mEI)

645 Justin 'Chinese Harbor Freight' Amash?

Dude, just go away.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:34 AM (EPzYj)

646 This gin and tonic is mighty fine. I can feel my red blood cells strapping on body armor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:32 AM (miJU3)



Sounds like you have achieved Kolinahr.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 12:34 AM (9Om/r)

647 it's wonderful. my kids are always - I swear - they see the Amish boys harvesting or driving a buggy or scootering around and they always look kind of jealous

it's a good life.

they are smarter than we are.
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 13, 2020 10:24 PM (j9HX3)

They go to school until the 8th grade. How 'smart' can they be? Know many Amish Doctors and engineers, do you?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 12:34 AM (Vy7tf)

648 AOP- I've been requiring Mrs. Simple to have a gin and tonic every day since Chinese Lung Aids began (I join her). A little quinine every day keeps the Grim CHINESE Reaper away.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:35 AM (HuH1F)

649

This was a fun place to come to.Thanks for telling me to get the fuck out.

Posted by: Kazi at April 14, 2020 12:36 AM (0x00j)

650 What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over

====
Hunting Karens?

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 12:36 AM (d6mdH)

651 NTSB still has not released the cause of the fatal Collings Foundation B-17G crash, but the FAA has revoked their permit to carry passengers from what has to be preliminary findings.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:36 AM (EPzYj)

652 Anna- links to comments in This Ain't Hell? If I have to find them myself, I probably won't. I thought you might have them marked.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:38 AM (HuH1F)

653 Thanks for telling me to get the fuck out.

Posted by: Kazi at April 14, 2020 12:36 AM (0x00j)


Okay, if you insist.

Get the fuck out!

/?!?

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 12:38 AM (Y8PSl)

654 Charles w, many thanks to your wife!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 14, 2020 12:38 AM (G546f)

655 295 I've struck up friendships with Amish on multiple cross-country train trips. They carry cell=phones, And I asked a Mr. Miller about that. He said their wodd-shops etc. have electricity, but they choose to do without in their homes. A lifestyle choice, he called it.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 13, 2020 10:42 PM (HuH1F)

Not accurate. The bishop within the community decides what is harem and what is not. No electricity in the house unless they have a generator nor telephone landlines as this 'connects' them to the English world. We are mere zoo spectacles to the Amish.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 12:38 AM (Vy7tf)

656 This was a fun place to come to.Thanks for telling me to get the fuck out.
Posted by: Kazi at April 14, 2020 12:36 AM (0x00j)

Nobody is telling you to get the fuck out. But you might think about not whining so much about the music selections.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:38 AM (miJU3)

657 Here is the This Ain't Hell post on the Rafale B accident.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=98280

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:39 AM (EPzYj)

658 Get the fuck out of the city.

Posted by: Balki Bartokamous at April 14, 2020 12:39 AM (lwwTC)

659 585 Here's the "tell" that Barky has endorsed Ol' Puddin' Head -- he allows Sundown Joe to start using his designs of seals for the quasi-official offices he'd begin occupying, starting with "Office of the Democratic Candidate for President of the United States".
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 14, 2020 12:02 AM (pNxlR)


Eh, I won't believe it until he hands off the fake Greek columns.

Posted by: Splunge at April 14, 2020 12:40 AM (dOV9E)

660 Or gifts him the Seal of the President-Elect.

As a Hawaiian good luck token.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:41 AM (EPzYj)

661 "What are your suggestions for fun things to do after the lock down is over"

Recalling tyrannical goobernors.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 14, 2020 12:41 AM (x9ggt)

662 They go to school until the 8th grade. How 'smart' can they be? Know many Amish Doctors and engineers, do you?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 12:34 AM (Vy7tf)

When you see what they can fix and build with basic tools and no computers, they seem to get along ok without engineers.

There are Amish and Mennonite doctors, and veterinarians are almost as important to their communities.

I'll also bet that an Amish kid is more literate than your average public school seat filler, and knows more science and probably more history.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 12:41 AM (qAR6u)

663 Thanks everyone!!!!

Posted by: charles w at April 14, 2020 12:41 AM (U6TH0)

664 Kvetchen Gretchen needs to put in prison with a rapist cellmale who identifies as female...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:42 AM (EPzYj)

665 Sorry, Anna. Thia Ain't Hell was about the Rafale, not Kfir and Lex. My mistake.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:42 AM (HuH1F)

666

AVENGE ME

Posted by: THE HAG at April 14, 2020 12:42 AM (lwwTC)

667 Or gifts him the Seal of the President-Elect.

As a Hawaiian good luck token.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:41 AM (EPzYj)


I knew obama was going to be a frigging asshole, but when I saw that shit I was convinced he was an asshole of galactic proportions.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 12:42 AM (9Om/r)

668 Yeah, that Seal of the President-Elect was definitely cornhole-shaped.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 14, 2020 12:45 AM (x9ggt)

669 I knew obama was going to be a frigging asshole, but when I saw that shit I was convinced he was an asshole of galactic proportions.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 12:42 AM (9Om/r)


And you would be right.

Not one esteemed member of the propaganda media ever questioned it, to this day.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 12:45 AM (Y8PSl)

670 When the lockdown ends, we need to turn the economy to just producing tar and feathers for a while.

Posted by: Splunge at April 14, 2020 12:45 AM (dOV9E)

671
@Newsweek 49m
Michigan Rep. Justin Amash floats potential run for president against Donald Trump
Posted by: weft cut-loop


They all float down there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2020 12:46 AM (aKsyK)

672 Preliminary NTSB report on the crash of IAI F-21C2 N404AX.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/qm8ouhv

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:46 AM (EPzYj)

673 Cicero- I don't think we disagree. The Amish I have talked to don't have telephones or electricity IN THEIR HOUSES. (Not shouting.) They habe propane refrigerators, and propane whatever elses. The ones I have met have cell phones, phones in their businesses, and travel on trains.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:47 AM (HuH1F)

674 So Plinkett is going to do Star Trek Picard. They teased it today.

His last one for Star Wars was disappointing but I don't care. I'm all about the Plinkett.

Posted by: ... at April 14, 2020 12:49 AM (lwwTC)

675 There are Amish and Mennonite doctors, and veterinarians are almost as important to their communities.

I'll also bet that an Amish kid is more literate than your average public school seat filler, and knows more science and probably more history.
Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 12:41 AM (qAR6u)

We live among the Amish here. After the 8th grade your formal education stops. You have zero access to any knowledge outside of your community. None. History? Of Germany, perhaps. Or of the Church elders. Not American history. Why would the Amish desire to learn about a culture they detest?

We had a storm blow through a few years ago and I drove around our country block to check in on an older neighbor who had a tree down on his house. When i got there, two Amish guys were standing over his tractor trying to jump start it and HAD NO CLUE what they were doing. They were for all intents and purposes, 'ignorant field hands'. The smart Amish are businessmen - the top 5 % of a community. The rest are worker bees.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 12:49 AM (Vy7tf)

676 Let's see,

Mosquitoes
Alligators
Crocodiles
Illegals driving (drunk the only way they know how)
Donna Shalala
The Fl AG scheming to deny citizens ccw

Posted by: Floridachick at April 14, 2020 12:25 AM (5ubh6)

Hurricanes
Lightning (FL is the lightning capitol of the world)
Tornadoes
Red Tide
Sinkholes
Snakes
Killer Bees
Old people and tourists' driving
Every bad section of every town and city
Florida Man
Drunk Boaters

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 12:49 AM (qAR6u)

677 Splunge. There aren't enough tar or feathers.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:49 AM (HuH1F)

678 STP needs an additive for the writers - the spark of creativity.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:49 AM (EPzYj)

679 Every bad section of every town and city
Florida Man
Drunk Boaters
Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 12:49 AM (qAR6u)

Broward County democrats.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:51 AM (miJU3)

680 Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:49 AM (EPzYj)

How is the book coming, Anna?

Posted by: ... at April 14, 2020 12:52 AM (lwwTC)

681 "Isn't".

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:52 AM (HuH1F)

682 639

G&T.....my 1st cocktail when I turned 21.

Served to me (at suggestion) by "Brother Mike" the bartender at the Enlisted Men's Club...

Navy Regional Medical Center, Oakland October, 21st, 1978, 7:30 PM.

The lime twist, the bubbles, yep, I had arrived.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 14, 2020 12:53 AM (kFkpX)

683
When this lockdown is done, my life won't materially change, since I haven't participated a whole lot.
I don't see this as being dramatically worse than flu, either will kill you, especially the elderly (me) and co morbid.
Calling it novel is disingenuous, all the viruses were novel at first occurrence.
I'm also thinking that random testing (as in Texas) will show antibodies present in many people.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2020 12:54 AM (KATBx)

684 When the lockdown ends, we need to turn the economy to just producing tar and feathers for a while.

Posted by: Splunge at April 14, 2020 12:45 AM (dOV9E)

For the time being I'm sure we could do something with the shit ton of old tires laying around.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 12:55 AM (9Om/r)

685 Even if that is true, the risks completely overwhelm any such benefit.



As far as I'm concerned the only safe place to be doing that
shit would be on a Moonbase, an even then with an orbiting nuclear
weapons platform to be able to nuke it from lunar orbit if necessary. To
be sure.

---
We have science-y people in Antarctica who could be doing that sort of thing. Maybe make a documentary about how it turns out.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 12:56 AM (kOpft)

686 662 They go to school until the 8th grade. How 'smart' can they be? Know many Amish Doctors and engineers, do you?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom!

As a 3rd grader, watching reruns of the Beverly Hillbillies, I was afraid that I would get stupider by the time I finished 6th grade.
I now worry about that with every kid in public school.

Posted by: Downcast at April 14, 2020 12:57 AM (xgpfE)

687 For the time being I'm sure we could do something with the shit ton of old tires laying around.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 12:55 AM (9Om/r)

Melted rubber is some sticky, and good for third-degree burns. It would make an acceptable feather adhesive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:57 AM (miJU3)

688 673 Cicero- I don't think we disagree. The Amish I have talked to don't have telephones or electricity IN THEIR HOUSES. (Not shouting.) They habe propane refrigerators, and propane whatever elses. The ones I have met have cell phones, phones in their businesses, and travel on trains.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:47 AM (HuH1F)

These are the businessmen. There will be allowed ONE PHONE per community otherwise for emergency purposes. Each community has its' own dictates, but all pretty much fall in line with 'English bad'. I know a guy that lives just a couple of miles up the road I interact with fairly often. Amish until Rumspringing. He bailed. Went back to school and works in the R and D department in the RV industry. Rides to work on his Harley. Most Amish and Mennonite around me do not have electrical appliances in their homes to justify a generator. Yeah, they might have a propane fridge, but ptomaine and botulism are real things even to the Amish. They must have refrigerated storage tanks for milk operations so yes, electricity is allowed into the dairy farm via a line from the road, but only because the State law demand it.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 12:58 AM (Vy7tf)

689 We have science-y people in Antarctica who could be doing that sort of thing. Maybe make a documentary about how it turns out.
Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 12:56 AM (kOpft)

I thing I have seen that movie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:58 AM (miJU3)

690 For the time being I'm sure we could do something with the shit ton of old tires laying around.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 12:55 AM (9Om/r)



Melted rubber is some sticky, and good for third-degree burns. It would make an acceptable feather adhesive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 12:57 AM (miJU3)

I was thinking a tad more creative than that. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 12:58 AM (9Om/r)

691 Quick question for the Horde:

Can you explain the plot of every episode of a TV series, for instance Star Trek, in one sentence? :-)

(I was inspired by watching a bit of Sons Of Anarchy with my nephew today. Seems in every single episode, somebody gets killed.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2020 12:59 AM (L2ZTs)

692 Laughing at some replies to the Hillsborough County FL (Tampa) 9pm to 5am curfew just ordered;

"I guess you're most likely to get coronavirus between 9pm and 5am"

Meanwhile, Pinellas County (St Pete, Clearwater) is considering reopening their beaches soon.

The Hillsborough curfew is likely in answer to some loud late night parties going on in parts of Tampa

Enforcing that could make things a little sporty

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 12:59 AM (qAR6u)

693 Quick question for the Horde:



Can you explain the plot of every episode of a TV series, for instance Star Trek, in one sentence? :-)



(I was inspired by watching a bit of Sons Of Anarchy with my nephew today. Seems in every single episode, somebody gets killed.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2020 12:59 AM (L2ZTs)

the original series-Green bitch doinking he- man charting the galaxy.
TNG-Insufferable douchebag cruising the galaxy on his couch.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 01:01 AM (9Om/r)

694 691 StarTrek
Kirk discovers a new world, breaks a Federation rule (usually the Prime Directive) and boinks an alien hottie

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 14, 2020 01:02 AM (G546f)

695 Can you explain the plot of every episode of a TV series, for instance Star Trek, in one sentence?
---
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise, her five year mission to seek out new life and new civilizations so James Kirk can get laid, to explore strange new worlds, and boldly go where no one aside from the native aliens have gone before.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:02 AM (kOpft)

696 Original series: Uhura never takes her uniform off, so don't bother.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 01:02 AM (miJU3)

697
old tires are being put to use ground up, as a road substrate with an overlay of a dense asphalt/concrete topping (how those two materials meld together is beyond me)

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 14, 2020 01:03 AM (kFkpX)

698 Berserker and vmom, thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2020 01:03 AM (L2ZTs)

699 It's never lupus, except the one time.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:03 AM (kOpft)

700 As I recall, the plot of every Miami Vice episode:

- Drug deal goes down, somebody gets killed, Crockett & Tubbs solve the crime while looking oh so 1985 Rico Suave.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2020 01:04 AM (L2ZTs)

701 589

That's messed up and prophetic. Kinda like the Wal Mart brand of China-made clothing is called "Faded Glory". That always pissed me off. It's like they're laughing at us with the brand name itself.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 14, 2020 01:04 AM (ZQEWK)

702 693

Every crewmember wearing a red shirt ...dies in every episode.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 14, 2020 01:05 AM (kFkpX)

703 Cicero- thanks for the information. I've enjoyed those I've met.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 01:05 AM (HuH1F)

704 Macleod wins a sword fight.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:05 AM (kOpft)

705 Can you explain the plot of every episode of a TV series, for instance Star Trek, in one sentence? :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2020 12:59 AM (L2ZTs)


Don't be a red shirt ensign on an away mission.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 01:06 AM (Y8PSl)

706 TNG- Cruising the galaxy settling paternity suits from TOS.

Posted by: klaftern at April 14, 2020 01:06 AM (RuIsu)

707 On the next episode of Justified, someone tries to fuck with Raylan and fails.

Posted by: ... at April 14, 2020 01:06 AM (lwwTC)

708 old tires are being put to use ground up, as a road substrate with an overlay of a dense asphalt/concrete topping (how those two materials meld together is beyond me)
Posted by: Nightwatch at April 14, 2020 01:03 AM (kFkpX)

They put a coating of "rubber crumb" on the porch and steps of the town post office near my Alberta home. Surprisingly, it is holding up. I figured for sure it would flake off with the freeze-thaw cycles. But it smells like a tire shop in Summer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 01:06 AM (miJU3)

709 Buffy wins the fight but winds up miserable anyway.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:06 AM (kOpft)

710 Only 20% of the electorate in Broward Co. is Republican. So why the push to have us all vote by mail?

Posted by: Akua Makana at April 14, 2020 01:07 AM (YkUJb)

711 The villain, who for some reason was costumed up as some sort of paranormal entity, would have gotten away with it if not for the damn kids and their dog.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:07 AM (kOpft)

712 Kinda like the Wal Mart brand of China-made
clothing is called "Faded Glory". That always pissed me off. It's like
they're laughing at us with the brand name itself.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 14, 2020 01:04 AM (ZQEWK)

I never understood that name or knew what it was. Thank you. Now it's pissing me off.

And yes, that's exactly the kind of shit the commie left - in all countries - does. They love laughing at you. They just did it during shampeachment where each one kept draping themselves in "their patriotism". They were mostly (like 95%) just trying to piss us real patriots off.

Posted by: ... at April 14, 2020 01:08 AM (lwwTC)

713 611 Left Coast Dawg- What a suckup. (smile)
Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 12:16 AM (HuH1F)


Like I mentioned here sometime last month, I never heard Zappa when I was growing up. Lots of hard rock, English rock, Southern rock, and some country. Heck, I also like some classical from time to time.


So all this was new to me, and I learned a lot about Zappa in general.

I really do get that some people hate Zappa music, because it does not fit a specific box that most music resides in.

Wish that there was more exposure to Zappa when I was growing up. But that is the way it goes, and this last month of Zappaology, taught by Professor MisHum, has been a lot of fun for me.


How about a month of Allman Brothers? All the kids are in bands too, and Derek Trucks is married to, and plays with, Susan Tedeschi, a greatly underrated talent. She reminds me of a younger Bonnie Raitt.

Today, in memory of John Prine, her band released a live performance of "Angel from Montgomery", a Prine song that Bonnie Raitt made famous about 20 some odd years ago.

https://tinyurl.com/u5eyhn4

Lots of multi-generational stuff to pick from.

The Allman Brothers Live at the Filmore East is in my top 10 albums of all time.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 14, 2020 01:08 AM (sy5kK)

714 Can you explain the plot of every episode of a TV series, for instance Star Trek, in one sentence? :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2020 12:59 AM (L2ZTs)

"The best diplomat I know is a fully charged phaser bank" - Scotty

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:08 AM (qAR6u)

715 Only 20% of the electorate in Broward Co. is Republican. So why the push to have us all vote by mail?
Posted by: Akua Makana at April 14, 2020 01:07 AM (YkUJb)

So they can reduce that to 5 percent?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 01:08 AM (miJU3)

716 Tis time.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe, stay warm and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2020 01:09 AM (KATBx)

717 Jack tortures and murders some dude who probably deserved it.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:09 AM (kOpft)

718 Reaching way back, yes Jim I believe the Kfir was considered a Mirage copy, er, derivate of sorts.

The Israel Military Industries rep in the US at the time called it the "Mirage-a-le", which he explained as a Hebrew equivalent of "Mirage-nik" or similar expression in other languages.

Around the same time, heard tell (I think from the BAe office in the US, but memory not 100%) that a similar ejection incident took place in the august nation of Zimbabwe.

The air force minister/defense minister somebody like that was given a ride in the family model of the British Aerospace small jet trainer (er, forget - AlphaJet was the Euro version, looked identical).

Anyway - same-same. First violent maneuver, guy ejects them both.

I might have had high-g experiences, but I never thought of ejecting. Pretty violent. Most safety orientation was about releasing the 5 buckles on various belts and getting out *without* accidentally touching the ejection lever, for ground evacuation.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 01:09 AM (El6T/)

719 703 Cicero- thanks for the information. I've enjoyed those I've met.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 14, 2020 01:05 AM (HuH1F

No problem, and my intention was not to belittle your knowledge or offend. I have worked with the Amish in the mobile home industry, and buy some foodstuffs from them sometimes. I have had them visit my yard sale! I studied them a bit. I honestly have no respect for them. (shrugs) And this comes from a guy that lives about as close to the erf as anyone not Amish.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, Doctor Ruth-less at April 14, 2020 01:10 AM (Vy7tf)

720 The Doctor fixes it with his sonic screwdriver, unless the writers thought fixing everything with the sonic screwdriver was boring, in which case it was something else, and in any case he either commits genocide casually or preaches about his disdain for violence.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:11 AM (kOpft)

721 Sisko kicks somebody's ass.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:13 AM (kOpft)

722 Dang....did it again

night.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 14, 2020 01:13 AM (kFkpX)

723 Tires that are cooked too long or too hot will lose their elasticity and eventually bake until they crumble to dust. Our tire factory used to have a boiler that burned them as fuel, but it was messy and got mothballed. Our main recycler chops them up for mulch, exercise matting, and basketball court flooring. As far as I know, they don't have a contract with a road construction material company.

Posted by: Downcast at April 14, 2020 01:14 AM (xgpfE)

724 I actually spent a half hour at the office today! Wasn't doing much, but it needed doing, and I did it!

In other news, I can now be fairly certain they didn't decide to just relocate and not tell me where during the "shutdown"...

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 14, 2020 01:14 AM (CUU+W)

725 The plan will come together.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:14 AM (kOpft)

726 627 Long time lurker here. I want to give a shout out to my wife. She works in food service in a hospital and shows up every day. Remember the people who make life easier for the rest of us.
Posted by: charles w at April 14, 2020 12:25 AM (U6TH0)


Damn straight!

And charles w, don't be a stranger!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 14, 2020 01:14 AM (sy5kK)

727 Michigan Rep. Justin Amash floats potential run for president against Donald Trump

=====
Isn't Amash in deep with Chinese business interests? Which, given the nature of China, means cozy with the CCP.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 01:14 AM (d6mdH)

728 Banner tries to connect, but Hulk smash, and he's back on the road again.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:16 AM (kOpft)

729 James T Kirk was Shatner in sci-fi form

Jolene Blalock, who played the hot Vulcan officer in "Enterprise" remembered a Trek Convention where she was at the dias answering fan questions next to The Shat. She remembered that he couldn't keep his hand off her ass.

I love The Shat

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:16 AM (qAR6u)

730 As long as the Dukes can find a river to jump, it'll turn out okay.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:18 AM (kOpft)

731 AOP, they got rid of our last Republican representative through redistricting a few years ago. My only guess is that this might be a number of people voting, thing.

Posted by: Akua Makana at April 14, 2020 01:19 AM (YkUJb)

732 The Duke boys jump something, making Roscoe P. Coltrane crash-out and Boss Hogg throw a fit.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 14, 2020 01:19 AM (Ckg4U)

733 Things look bleak, but then they form Voltron and cut the Robeast in half.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:19 AM (kOpft)

734 Dawg, I listen to a lot of Tedeschi Trucks Band. One of my favorite Pandora stations is a mix of that and Joe Bonamassa.

Allman Brothers (and Gov't Mule) I can live without. Guitar solos just go nowhere forever.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 14, 2020 01:20 AM (ZQEWK)

735 Well, I am going to call it a night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2020 01:20 AM (miJU3)

736 A month of Dire Straits would be good therapy.

Always is.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2020 01:20 AM (QzJWU)

737
Re the Moonbase thing. I always assumed that if the US govt were creating Capt. Trips (and really if there's any need for that, I don't know. When you've got enough nukes, is there any need for Capt. Trips?) that it would be done in some Area 51 type facility, and deep underground.

And with a nuclear self-destruct device that turn the whole facility into plasma if containment were breached.

And the secrecy would be that anyone would be shot if they ever even hinted at any of it.

But it turns out they just said funded a bunch of academic researchers to create a Capt Trips, and let foreign scientists just come right in willy nilly. And even funded foreign agencies to do it directly.

Besides Wuhan, NIH has been funding similar shit in other countries over the past couple of decades.

One can only conclude these people are insane.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:21 AM (rCwaK)

738 G'Night, Alberta Oil Peon.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 14, 2020 01:21 AM (Ckg4U)

739 But it turns out they just said funded a bunch of academic researchers
to create a Capt Trips, and let foreign scientists just come right in
willy nilly. And even funded foreign agencies to do it directly.



Besides Wuhan, NIH has been funding similar shit in other countries over the past couple of decades.



One can only conclude these people are insane.

---
But China's on the UN Security Council, so they must be trustworthy
/deep state mentality

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 01:23 AM (kOpft)

740 My vote is still for Bob Marley and the Wailers month.

That's every month for me, anyway, but still...

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 14, 2020 01:25 AM (ZQEWK)

741
660 Or gifts him the Seal of the President-Elect.

As a Hawaiian good luck token.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2020 12:41 AM (EPzYj)



I hate this history revisionism. People seem to forget that this stupid seal wasn't for his made up office of the President-Elect. He actually debuted it DURING the election. It made one appearance that I can remember and they were heavily criticized so they hid it away until he won the election and it was repurposed to his stupid made up office.

Check it out. Post on the HQ from June 20, 2008 even before he had the nomination secured.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/267118.php


Original image has been memory-holed by CNN but there is a Slublog photoshop proving the existence at the time and the CNN article is still readable.

Posted by: buzzion at April 14, 2020 01:27 AM (Z7lwY)

742 Jolene Blalock, who played the hot Vulcan officer in "Enterprise" remembered a Trek Convention where she was at the dias answering fan questions next to The Shat. She remembered that he couldn't keep his hand off her ass.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:16 AM (qAR6u)

Do a search for Jolene Blalock and you'll see why Shatner couldn't control himself.

If the Trek Universe tossed the soyboys and old commies like Picard and did a series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:28 AM (qAR6u)

743
Agreed. All hail The Shat (pbuh), and that stands for pussy be upon him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:30 AM (rCwaK)

744
More Tedeschi Trucks Band, from 2011, live.

Midnight in Harlem. Who said southern blues is dead?

aka, kinda, Allman Bros Band, generation/version 2.0


Derek Trucks on guitar solo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GkdCiqsFUI

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 14, 2020 01:30 AM (sy5kK)

745
Do an image search on Jolene Blalock. It will be worth your while.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:32 AM (rCwaK)

746 742 Jolene Blalock, who played the hot Vulcan officer in "Enterprise" remembered a Trek Convention where she was at the dias answering fan questions next to The Shat. She remembered that he couldn't keep his hand off her ass.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:16 AM (qAR6u)

Do a search for Jolene Blalock and you'll see why Shatner couldn't control himself.

If the Trek Universe tossed the soyboys and old commies like Picard and did a series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse.
Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:28 AM (qAR6u)


If I were to ever be in the same room as Jolene Blalock, I would be Biden-sniffing her until the security showed up and hauled me away.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 14, 2020 01:32 AM (sy5kK)

747 Do a search for Jolene Blalock and you'll see why Shatner couldn't control himself.



If the Trek Universe tossed the soyboys and old commies like Picard
and did a series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive
the corpse.



Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:28 AM (qAR6u)

2 great racks is a definite good start.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 01:32 AM (9Om/r)

748 >> series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse.

And lots of Orion green chicks.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:33 AM (rCwaK)

749 If the Trek Universe tossed the soyboys and old commies like Picard and did a series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:28 AM (qAR6u)


Throw in a little Terry Ferrell (Jadzia Dax) and you'd definitely have a winner.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 01:33 AM (Y8PSl)

750

And some very hot she-Klingons. One would have to train for a session with a she-Klingon. Better just use the holodeck, with the safeties.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:34 AM (rCwaK)

751 461 Cicero
That's a great idea. I was at the first Vegas Moeme and it was a freaking blast. Met some of the greatest people in the world, truly.
T

Well this didn't post earlier so I'm going to try it again. I just want to add hope you're doing well slap just saw you posted Keep On Keepin On.

Posted by: Farmer at April 14, 2020 01:35 AM (5L8zM)

752 748 >> series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse.

And lots of Orion green chicks.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:33 AM (rCwaK)

And lots of green jello

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:35 AM (qAR6u)

753 749 If the Trek Universe tossed the soyboys and old commies like Picard and did a series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:28 AM (qAR6u)

Throw in a little Terry Ferrell (Jadzia Dax) and you'd definitely have a winner.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 01:33 AM (Y8PSl)



Leeta.


Her and Seven of Nine together.

Posted by: buzzion at April 14, 2020 01:36 AM (Z7lwY)

754 Goodnight all, thanks for the chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2020 01:41 AM (L2ZTs)

755 Throw in a little Terry Ferrell (Jadzia Dax) and you'd definitely have a winner.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 01:33 AM (Y8PSl)

Lets hope by now she don't look like Lwaxana Troi.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 01:41 AM (9Om/r)

756 ST TNG went teh ghey when they changed the uniforms to spandex bicycle suits

Deanna Troi's boobs were crying to the galaxy to be set free

Had to settle for some cameltoe when Deanna and Beverly were in the gym

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:42 AM (qAR6u)

757 732 The Duke boys jump something, making Roscoe P. Coltrane crash-out and Boss Hogg throw a fit.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 14, 2020 01:19 AM (Ckg4U)

Cletus faps in his cruiser dreaming of jumping Daisy Duke

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:45 AM (qAR6u)

758

One of my favorite Trip and T'Pol moments:

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

Harder, harder, she says.

I'm just imagining sex talk with a she-Vulcan. Lots of logic. It is only logical,commander, that I assume the position you find most stimulating... Please direct me.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:46 AM (rCwaK)

759 One of my favorite Trip and T'Pol moments:

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

Harder, harder, she says.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:46 AM (rCwaK)

Naked SIDEBOOB at 0:17!!!

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:51 AM (qAR6u)

760 So 3 ONT with Buffalo Springfield is a bridge too far?

Posted by: parker at April 14, 2020 01:52 AM (LN9tx)

761 760 So 3 ONT with Buffalo Springfield is a bridge too far?

Posted by: parker at April 14, 2020 01:52 AM (LN9tx)

What it is ain't exactly fair....

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:53 AM (qAR6u)

762 green jello
Posted by: kbdabear


Little pig, little pig, let me in!

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 14, 2020 01:56 AM (LWu6U)

763 One of my favorite Trip and T'Pol moments:



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



Harder, harder, she says.



Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:46 AM (rCwaK)



Definitely had to have it duct taped to his leg for that scene. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 01:57 AM (9Om/r)

764

Here one of many hot Tripp on T'Pol action montages:

Nekkid T'Pol from the back with a little ass top visible here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw-sIqV_DF4

Just search for Tripp and T'Pol on Youtube and you'll find more good clips.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:59 AM (rCwaK)

765 Did a search on Marina Sirtis to see how she's been holding up. Not too bad for a chick in her mid 60's. Looks like she's sporting some new boobs too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 02:02 AM (9Om/r)

766

IIRC, a few episodes of Enterprise dealt with the Orion Slave Girls. Here it was revealed that the green chicks weren't the slaves, but in reality the masters. Their wiles gave them utter control of the men, and any men. They just pretend to be submissive. Like women in real life can learn to do. Let the me think they're in command....

Tripp, steeped in logical Vulcan poontang, gained immunity from the Green Chick mojo, and was able to save the ship from takeover by the Green Chicks.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:03 AM (rCwaK)

767 752 748 >> series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse.

And lots of Orion green chicks.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:33 AM (rCwaK)

And lots of green jello
Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:35 AM (qAR6u)

So the ST future is actually Lutheran?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 14, 2020 02:06 AM (sy5kK)

768 Jolene Blalock, who played the hot Vulcan officer in
"Enterprise" remembered a Trek Convention where she was at the dias
answering fan questions next to The Shat. She remembered that he
couldn't keep his hand off her ass.



I love The Shat



Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 01:16 AM (qAR6u)

To be fair, I would have my hand on her ass as much as possible too.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 14, 2020 02:07 AM (ufFY8)

769 I'm just imagining sex talk with a she-Vulcan. Lots of logic. It is only logical,commander, that I assume the position you find most stimulating... Please direct me.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 01:46 AM (rCwaK)

In Search for Spock when they take zombie Spock to the mountain to be revived by the old bag, you see Vulcan maidens carrying the litter to the altar. They're wearing long white robes made of very thin material that reveals quite a bit when the light hits just right. Basically long negligees.

While The Shat was trying to keep his serious face, the movie was directed by Leonard Nimoy. Lenny himself was a big fan of the naked female form going by his published photography book.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 02:09 AM (qAR6u)

770 Working on other stuff today and tonight but that presser was epic. My personal favorite was when Trump called WTO and WHO "the Bobsey twins". Then said that the suit we won against WTO for $7B was "very nice". Kind of segues well with the idiotic question about whether China will pay...Of course the dealmaker Trump said "you think I"d tell you?"
He knows that keeping them guessing (both the idiot press and our enemies like China (his "friends") is what works.
One more favorite line was when he said that the captain of USS Roosevelt "was no Ernest Hemingway".
Well worth watching it on replay if you didn't catch it live.

Love the Horde. I giggle through the comments.

Posted by: groovygirl at April 14, 2020 02:11 AM (ybC9u)

771

There are some famous still from TOS, where Kirk, Bones, and Spock are standing there with shit eating grins on their faces. Nimoy is trying to suppress his to be in Spock character.

They had just witnessed a wardrobe malfunction by one of the chicks in one of those flimsy alien chick outfits. Her boobs had just popped out.

I'm going to try to find that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:12 AM (rCwaK)

772 Re. case numbers--trends all good today. US as a whole and all the states I follow showed lower # of cases--many well below peak number of cases in one day. All also showed lower daily deaths except NC (only up by 5 from prior peak day).
The trend is good. Also stats showing that close to 90% of deaths accounted for my elderly (75+), those in nursing homes, those with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, or obesity (or long term sicknesses such as cancer). No celebration of death but good to see the trend improve.

Posted by: groovygirl at April 14, 2020 02:14 AM (ybC9u)

773 Alice says Mel, kiss my grits and Mel looks shocked. Every.Time.

Posted by: First Post Today at April 14, 2020 02:18 AM (zcvbQ)

774

The wardrobe malfunction was in Mudd's Women. One of the gals tits did indeed pop out when she lifted her arms above her head.

The costume design protocols for TOS were based on what they called the Theis Titillation Theory. The idea is that the sexiness of a costume was proportional to the perceived propensity for it to fail, and parts to pop out, and this made it even sexier than nudity itself.

Rodenberry embraced this with gusto.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:21 AM (rCwaK)

775

Chicoms are taking advantage of the crippled USS Teddy Roosevelt. They are moving their own aircraft carrier and othe naval assets to threaten Taiwan.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:22 AM (rCwaK)

776

The TR and Ronald Reagan are the only two carriers in the Pacific, and both are in dock because of coronavirus.

Chicoms are flexing their naval muscle.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:24 AM (rCwaK)

777 Suffering from conspiracy syndrome, but who ordered a carrier to visit a port with covid-19 and send men ashore? Some Deep Stater? Obama appointments to DOS and Pentagon?

Posted by: Paranoia Can Be a Defense Mechanism at April 14, 2020 02:28 AM (zcvbQ)

778 Chicoms are taking advantage of the crippled USS Teddy Roosevelt. They
are moving their own aircraft carrier and othe naval assets to threaten
Taiwan.

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This is the part of the movie where the one general/admiral who disappears for the rest of the film says "This is just for show, they're not really going to..."

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 02:29 AM (kOpft)

779 Um - how about terrible judgement by a CO who's since been relieved?

Just throwing out a wild theory there.

And of course I/we don't know, yet.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 02:31 AM (El6T/)

780
If anybody still doesn't understand why the Captain of the TR fucked up big time, this is why.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:31 AM (rCwaK)

781 It's probably worth asking, but what do Taiwan's defenses look like against just the carrier?

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 02:31 AM (kOpft)

782 I will take the under that communist china invades taiwan.

Posted by: raimondo at April 14, 2020 02:31 AM (liNK+)

783 I will take the under that communist china invades taiwan.
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Well, nobody invades with just aircraft. Might bomb something to make a point, though. Might set up a blockade, depending on what they've got to work with and what Taiwan has to clear the waters.

Of course, if China actually does either of those things the probability of the kung flu release being accidental becomes vanishingly small.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 02:36 AM (kOpft)

784 A single carrier and even its group would not do much against Taiwan, which has ample resources to deal with something like that.

But hard to imagine Beijing would want to add to its current half-dozen overflowing plates of trouble at this time.

Haven't checked internal Chinese media but remember the regime plays to what is truly one of the world's most atavistic and primitive kinds of bigotry and nationalism in the Chinese populace, a factor few seem to know about. Some impotent show-boating right now would be consistent with a regime under tremendous pressure and no relief in sight.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 02:37 AM (El6T/)

785 Watching the Trump presser. Lady YD has never watched the Q&A before. She is not a Trump fan, but is SHOCKED, like jaw-dropped, at the conduct of the press corps. Most specifically, the blonde who Trump told "You know you're a fake!"

She said "Oh my G-d, if that were me I'd quit my job, change my hair, and disappear."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 14, 2020 02:37 AM (hDNne)

786 Did a search on Marina Sirtis to see how she's been holding up. Not too bad for a chick in her mid 60's. Looks like she's sporting some new boobs too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2020 02:02 AM (9Om/r)


Yeah, maybe, but her brain is shot through with TDS. That's never a good look.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 02:38 AM (Y8PSl)

787 One of China's crises right now is the relocation of foreign production (it was already a crisis before the bug). Attacking Taiwan - one of the biggest investors and financial forces on the mainland - is probably too inept even for *this* particular crew in Beijing.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 02:39 AM (El6T/)

788
Chicoms are poking us in the eye, flexing their muscles. They want to see what they can get away with.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:39 AM (rCwaK)

789 Oh - and Taiwan, and Hong Kong, are objects of intense resentment and envy by most Chinese. For obvious reasons. There's plenty of animus to manipulate. But hard to see the mileage in something that will only add to your problems and possible growing isolation.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 02:42 AM (El6T/)

790 Noticed tonight that Switzerland reported a new low of 273 new cases, that's 3 weeks since their peak of 1.3k cases, so it's looking like a ~2 month cycle from start to end of that endemic (first cluster of 7 cases reported 2/27. Hopefully contact racing, surveillance, and social mitigation, no large events, can allow them to open up for business/school and keep virus under control.

Meanwhile, South Korea had a another day of just 27 new cases (7 caught at the airport); makes me wonder if they'll get to zero before Summer arrives.

Posted by: Serious Cat, disappointed Arby's customer at April 14, 2020 02:42 AM (zqs/f)

791 The Chinese are not good neighbors.
Chinese dams held back Mekong waters during drought, study finds

Goes to Reuters
https://tinyurl.com/wlxlo8k

The Chinese are everything they accuse capitalists of, only worse.

Posted by: Paranoia Can Be a Defense Mechanism at April 14, 2020 02:43 AM (zcvbQ)

792

I think PDT should formally recognize Taiwan. And there is talk of doing that going around.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:47 AM (rCwaK)

793 Beijing really faces potential disaster all around.

If the useless Euros (sorry, including the UK) spurn the Huawei 5G offensive, the slide will intensify.

Hey Boris, nice to see you're out of the hospital (and it's pretty funny that you obsequiously thank the NHS for your care - as if almost any UK subject could get that kind of care!).

Oh - there's a call for you from the White House. About that 5G thing ......

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 02:47 AM (El6T/)

794

Formally recognize Taiwan and have PDT make a state visit to Taiwan. Full diplomatic recognition.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:50 AM (rCwaK)

795 Haven't heard former gov. huckaboob braying his mantra on government spending lately. "Its your money. You know how to spend your money better then government does." They would just waste it spending it on ventilators and surgical masks. Where is conservative bromide that you want government so small it could be drowned in a bathtub! Haven't heard that one lately either.

Posted by: raimondo at April 14, 2020 02:50 AM (liNK+)

796 Oh, a different raimondo is on deck. I don't like when they give us a semiliterate raimondo. I like fully illiterate, havering-aphasia raimondo way more.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 14, 2020 02:55 AM (hDNne)

797 793 Beijing really faces potential disaster all around.

If the useless Euros (sorry, including the UK) spurn the Huawei 5G offensive, the slide will intensify.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 02:47 AM (El6T/)

A friend on an email list who is part Chinese and keeps track of things there says they have other serious problems, such as food staples such as hogs and chickens dying off from viruses, and locusts eating up soy fields in western China.

That said, a wounded and cornered animal can be extremely dangerous

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2020 02:56 AM (qAR6u)

798 Taiwan recognition not happening. Also not the play, anyway. Currently winning a trade war with Beijing, which is their center of gravity. And this episode was just what they didn't need (but they earned it).

Taiwan is the hottest regime-supportive button in the average jingoistic Chinese mindset. Whereas economics, and economic consequences of CCP mismanagement and corruption, are potentially active anti-regime buttons in most Chinese.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 02:58 AM (El6T/)

799 China suffered catastrophic reduction in swine numbers due to disease last year (pork the most important meat protein there). Their finances are mysterious but likely shaky. The regime will likely hang on but circumstances, their own ineptitude, and Trump have them in a disadvantageous position.

Which is nice.

And they probably realize now they'll be getting no relief from OrangeManBad come November.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 03:02 AM (El6T/)

800 rhomboid

Signing the trade agreement, before COVID-19 Wuhan, meant that their stellar Intel service assumed a Trump reelection. Otherwise they would not have signed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:15 AM (u82oZ)

801 I plan to tell my Federal Senator (Moran (R-KS) ) that farm trade needs a strong US Navy. He blew me off when I told him at the Wamego Parade, July 4th 2014, that US Navy leadership was in very big trouble.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:17 AM (u82oZ)

802 Yes NaCly, I should have noted that - the submission to Trump's trade demands back then was widely seen as their acceptance of Term Two - The Reckoning.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 03:19 AM (El6T/)

803 When Trump commented about Capt. Crozier's decision (presumably?) to do a port call in Vietnam at the briefing/media smack-down today, I was wondering if that was welcomed by the Navy or DOD?

It's not a UCMJ matter, so undue command influence presumably not on the table - but NaCly do you think it's a good idea for a CiC to weigh in, even a little, on this kind of situation?

(not that "this kind of situation" describes something that happens very often, of course)

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 03:21 AM (El6T/)

804 I think PDT should formally recognize Taiwan. And there is talk of doing that going around.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2020 02:47 AM (rCwaK)

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*that* would be so "Jack Ryan" of him....

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 14, 2020 03:25 AM (5ua3Z)

805 Oh - and Taiwan, and Hong Kong, are objects of intense resentment and
envy by most Chinese. For obvious reasons. There's plenty of animus to
manipulate. But hard to see the mileage in something that will only
add to your problems and possible growing isolation.
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Fair enough, but when was the last time anyone started a war that turned out to be a good idea?

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 03:26 AM (kOpft)

806 He is commenting with 20/20 hindsight. Not usually a good move to shame senior officers.

But this needs to be understood by Big Navy that they screwed up, and are endangering peace.

Yes, he was right to comment on a port visit that took out our forward-deployed tip of the spear CVN.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:26 AM (u82oZ)

807 "Its your money. You know how to spend your money better then government
does." They would just waste it spending it on ventilators and
surgical masks. Where is conservative bromide that you want government
so small it could be drowned in a bathtub! Haven't heard that one lately
either.
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Weird how your big state governments, and your president didn't think buying ventilators and surgical masks was a priority.

As far as the 'bromide' goes, I don't know about everyone else here, but I pretty much gave up on that when the best the GOP could come up with was Paul Ryan's "This only works if I get 5% growth forever" plan.

Posted by: Methos at April 14, 2020 03:30 AM (kOpft)

808 Methos and rhomboid
They talk of the Trap of Thucydides. Pshaw.

This is similar to the rise of the Imperial German Navy.

We have a nation with a big chip on its shoulder, a maximum leader for life, seemingly unconstrained, territorially aggressive, with a new and rising Navy. Very 1912 feel to it.

Our margin of safety at sea is gone. Bad USN decisions almost everywhere. All we gots is boomers and Minuteman IIIs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:32 AM (u82oZ)

809 Rhomboid, what do you think of sending plans for firearms 3-D printing to Hong Kong?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:34 AM (u82oZ)

810 Back to lurking / sleeping

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:44 AM (u82oZ)

811 NaCly, I think the moral hazard of that is off the charts.

Since we're clearly not prepared to actually do what would be necessary to change any outcome in Hong Kong (whatever that might even be), it puts us in a tough spot.

Historically we'd restrict ourselves, where there was no prospect of direct effective intervention, to principled objections, and in select cases "sanctions" - but here obviously all the normal options are just sort of lame, or mooted by our ongoing relationship/competition with Beijing.

It's a weird situation, but "arming" Hong Kong seems nutso from every angle.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 14, 2020 03:46 AM (El6T/)

812 John Prine has cocktail named after him!

https://tinyurl.com/Prineta

Of course I effed the tinurl.

Posted by: scottst at April 14, 2020 03:47 AM (/QQch)

813 rhomboid

Got it. Any ideas? Banning Chinese students will only work if we reform education. Because we got nothing in the pipeline.

That hits all Universities in the heart.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:49 AM (u82oZ)

814 Good Morning Morons today is Tuesday, April 14, 2020. On this day in 1865 President Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next day mostly due to an inept doctor digging around in his brain.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

815
So, I don't have to efile a tax filing extension bc the date was moved to July 15?

Wasnt the Boston Marathon bombing 7 years ago? That guy & yhr wife shd have been executrd by now.

Posted by: MHK at April 14, 2020 04:00 AM (iQIUe)

816 Fox's 'this day in history'.


https://tinyurl.com/thptyvq

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

817 Trump defends his actions on the Koronakrap. This Fox article makes it sound like he was defending against comments by Dr Fauci but in truth 99.9% of the attacks against him are coming from the Democrats and their lackeys in the MFM.


https://tinyurl.com/rkv9rcw

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

818 If you have not got your stimulus check yet you will soon be able to track its progress on line.


https://tinyurl.com/wfr5wpm

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

819 Trump says he has total authority in the call to reopen States.


https://tinyurl.com/yd74dwhd

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

820 RAMIREZ is back


https://tinyurl.com/welwsdz


And that's it for today. Its still all koronakrap hype out there.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

821 Thanks Vic

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at April 14, 2020 04:05 AM (IYHxL)

822 Vic! Thank you for the history and links. Much appreciated.

Only Lincoln was more hated that Trump.

I also only go to Ramirez when you link him, these days.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:06 AM (u82oZ)

823 Vic

Are you up early? And how are you and your lovely wife holding up?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:07 AM (u82oZ)

824 We have a nation with a big chip on its shoulder, a maximum leader for life, seemingly unconstrained, territorially aggressive, with a new and rising Navy. Very 1912 feel to it.

Our margin of safety at sea is gone. Bad USN decisions almost everywhere. All we gots is boomers and Minuteman IIIs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:32 AM (u82oZ)


I think you're overestimating the capability of the ChiCom Navy. While they may get a shot in first and could very well bloody our nose, their ships and sailors will not be able to retain viability after our counterstrike. They simply have no blue-water seafaring tradition in both construction and ship management/handling to be taken very seriously at the moment. Like I said, they could hurt us, but they won't survive any prolonged naval combat. Our subs are so much better than theirs and they, along with out carrier air wings, will be a significant factor in any naval war with the ChiComs.

The ChiCom Navy is not the Empire of Japan's Navy in 1912 (fresh off the Port Arthur victory). The ChiComs are more like Peter the Great attempting to create a Russian blue-water navy. It only took another few hundred years for that to come to fruition, but even now that navy has sunk back to second-rate status from its Soviet heyday.

IMAO, the ChiComs are bluffing with their naval moves and we will call anything they raise, to their detriment.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 04:09 AM (Y8PSl)

825 Mornin', all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:13 AM (N4ZRs)

826 I also only go to Ramirez when you link him, these days.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:06 AM (u82oZ)

Ramirez was down yesterday.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:14 AM (mpXpK)

827 I have the old game 7th Fleet. I wonder if there are updates to today. I want there to be deterrence.

The Chinese are getting lots of experience off of Somalia, and logistics to the SCS. Plus a SOSUS net there.

Yes there are counters to all of that.

We have a culture problem in leadership,. Those 7th Fleet JAGMANS were beyond brutal.

The CNO is working the issue. Can we fix it in time?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:15 AM (u82oZ)

828 Checking in, how is everyone?

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:16 AM (ZCEU2)

829 823
Vic



Are you up early? And how are you and your lovely wife holding up?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:07 AM (u82oZ)

I'm almost always up early. And wifey is OK I guess, I think I posted on here a few weeks ago she moved out 2 years ago. But my damn counter-top ice maker went tits up yesterday. The one in the refer has been out for years.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:17 AM (mpXpK)

830 >> Checking in, how is everyone?
Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:16 AM (ZCEU2)

Woke up with my jaw clenched.

How are you doing, Skip?

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:18 AM (N4ZRs)

831 Vic

Does the Warden allow conjugal visits?

This is the first I heard of that. It sounds really bad. Hope you are coping. And prayers of support for you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:20 AM (u82oZ)

832 They simply have no blue-water seafaring tradition in both construction and ship management/handling to be taken very seriously at the moment.

China owns virtually the entire commercial shipbuilding industry. At this time they are much more capable of producing warships than we are, and that should be obvious from the inability of the USN to get new classes in the water. Look what happened to LCS - the shipyard was unable to do the welding properly, and the hulls started to crack.

Military hardware is based on civilian industry. If we don't claw back some of that industry from the Chinese we will be unable to compete.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 04:20 AM (wGeit)

833 One can yank oneself to a better mood, but it usually doesn't last long.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Tough day at the office ?

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 04:21 AM (arJlL)

834 831
Vic



Does the Warden allow conjugal visits?



This is the first I heard of that. It sounds really bad. Hope you are coping. And prayers of support for you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:20 AM (u82oZ)

Hell, the conjugal visits were cut off long before she moved out.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:21 AM (mpXpK)

835 Ace's liver

Cogent and true.

The Ford class issues is a big tell we are in trouble.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:21 AM (u82oZ)

836 A few states must have all but stopped, Pennsylvania now in 9th jumping from 12th to 10th to 9th and only had 17 more deaths in last 24hours.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:22 AM (ZCEU2)

837 Vic

I hear the Villages in FL are looking for good men.

You could have a coterie of groupies. But glove up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:23 AM (u82oZ)

838 I still use my old fashioned ice tray in the freezer. Metal tray with the sectioned piece that fits into it with the pull lever. Love those cubes! (I have the newer type too, but the cubes are smaller, and they're not as much fun to release)

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:23 AM (N4ZRs)

839 835 Ace's liver

Cogent and true.

The Ford class issues is a big tell we are in trouble.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:21 AM (u82oZ)


Zumwalt is even worse. We spent sixteen billion dollars on a class that literally has no purpose.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 04:23 AM (wGeit)

840 I used to here all kinds of shit about the "mighty" Russian Navy back when I was in the Navy. We desided to play games with them one year while on our way over to WESPAC. They were shit. The Chinese are even shittier than the Russians.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:24 AM (mpXpK)

841 Ace's liver

With no guns. No missiles, and no good radar.

NAVSEASYSCOM has done a lot of damage.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:24 AM (u82oZ)

842 Our esteemed governor has now banned outside the window visits with your relative in an assisted living or senior care center. What a guy.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:24 AM (N4ZRs)

843 Could be better but hanging in. Yesterday only had a couple of sips of coffee and shortly after 7am me and cat fell asleep on the couch until after 10am

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:25 AM (ZCEU2)

844 837
Vic



I hear the Villages in FL are looking for good men.



You could have a coterie of groupies. But glove up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:23 AM (u82oZ)

I have no desire what-so-ever in moving to FL.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:25 AM (mpXpK)

845 Vic

When you were in, the USN was the undisputed big leagues Navy of the world, with sound commanders and great Chiefs and sailors.

Now, not so much.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:26 AM (u82oZ)

846 Aww cat naps are the best!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:27 AM (N4ZRs)

847 844 Vic

We know you are pretty smart. This confirms it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:27 AM (u82oZ)

848 838
I still use my old fashioned ice tray in the freezer. Metal tray with
the sectioned piece that fits into it with the pull lever. Love those
cubes! (I have the newer type too, but the cubes are smaller, and
they're not as much fun to release)

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:23 AM (N4ZRs)

I hated those old aluminum ice trays with the pull lever. I always managed to break the pull lever. The plastic trays work better, which is what I now have in the freezer.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:27 AM (mpXpK)

849 Assisted living homes are what should have been locked down. In Minnasota almost %60 of all fatalities were from them. Suspect Washington was too.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:28 AM (ZCEU2)

850 840 I used to here all kinds of shit about the "mighty" Russian Navy back when I was in the Navy. We desided to play games with them one year while on our way over to WESPAC. They were shit. The Chinese are even shittier than the Russians.
Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:24 AM (mpXpK)


Have we had a successful class since Arleigh Burke? That was thirty years ago.

I feel like a lot of people are so used to absolute US naval superiority they just assume that will always be the case. The Chinese can't fight in open water, but they could hurt us very badly if we take the fight in the South China Sea.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 04:28 AM (wGeit)

851 Mr. I was denied disability through SocSec. I am surprised it went so fast, we were told it would take 3-6 months before we heard. I'm not really up for fighting it.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:29 AM (N4ZRs)

852 Florida is to hot

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:30 AM (ZCEU2)

853 I seem to remember there being a TV show about the activities of a so-called "Amish Mafia."

Flaming cotton bags of horse poop placed upon certain front porches.......

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 04:31 AM (arJlL)

854 Ace's liver

No.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:31 AM (u82oZ)

855 850 I feel like a lot of people are so used to absolute
US naval superiority they just assume that will always be the case. The
Chinese can't fight in open water, but they could hurt us very badly if
we take the fight in the South China Sea.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 04:28 AM (wGeit)

There is no reason take any ships into the South China Sea to wipe out their scrawny Navy. You can launch strikes from 200 miles out.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:32 AM (mpXpK)

856 JT

Clop Clop. Bang Bang. Clop Clop.

Amish drive by shooting.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:32 AM (u82oZ)

857 Most were here, almost right away. Done by management of the homes, before governor Evers shut down the state. But he now says you cant even go to the outside of the window of your loved one's room to talk through a closed window!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:33 AM (N4ZRs)

858 Vic

We need help from Guam and the USAF.

Missile defense in Guam should be a top priority.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:33 AM (u82oZ)

859 851
Mr. I was denied disability through SocSec. I am surprised it went so
fast, we were told it would take 3-6 months before we heard. I'm not
really up for fighting it.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:29 AM (N4ZRs)

My FIL was turned down three times for disability and he had bad heart disease. He had an advocate who had just about turned it around but he died before it being fixed. It is standard practice for them to automatically turn down disability unless you are an unwed black mother in Detroit.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:35 AM (mpXpK)

860 Yeah. Mr. I doesnt fit that description!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:36 AM (N4ZRs)

861 855 850 I feel like a lot of people are so used to absolute
US naval superiority they just assume that will always be the case. The
Chinese can't fight in open water, but they could hurt us very badly if
we take the fight in the South China Sea.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 04:28 AM (wGeit)

There is no reason take any ships into the South China Sea to wipe out their scrawny Navy. You can launch strikes from 200 miles out.
Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:32 AM (mpXpK)


The concern is we can no longer effectively oppose a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. We just don't have the juice in that theater.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 04:38 AM (wGeit)

862 Mr. I was denied disability through SocSec. I am surprised it went so fast, we were told it would take 3-6 months before we heard. I'm not really up for fighting it.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:29 AM (N4ZRs)


Fight it first on your own, gathering lots of documentation, as being denied the first time applying is unfortunately normal. If after another two or three attempts, then hire one of those disability claims lawyers. But I wouldn't hire them yet because you do have to pay them, usually a hefty portion of whatever back SS disability you receive.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 04:38 AM (Y8PSl)

863 I don't buy the outside germs are just blowing in the wind idea. If it were the case the super germ Covid-19 would infect 1/2 the planet so we might as well just get on with seeing who lives and die

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:39 AM (ZCEU2)

864 It's really not that much more $ a month, he could make it up with a part time job yo supplement the soc sec. And maybe it would be better for his psyche if he wasnt tagged disabled. He's having a hard enough time getting over losing a job he loved and wasnt ready to leave.

The insurance issue is what is the killer. He wouldve been able to be on medicare earlier if he got disability.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:40 AM (N4ZRs)

865 Ace's liver

The new Chinese LPHs will be hard to stop. Plus Taiwan needs a lot of ABMs.

I heard the first in class LPH had a big shipyard fire. We have those too.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:43 AM (u82oZ)

866 NY was down to 674 deaths in 24 hours, they have been 100 more than that daily.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:43 AM (ZCEU2)

867 864 The insurance issue is what is the killer. He wouldve been able to be on medicare earlier if he got disability.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:40 AM (N4ZRs)

Speaking from experience Medicare is not that hot without a Supplement F policy and even then it is not as good as what the typical big company health insurance provides.

How old is he? You automatically go on Medicare at 65.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:44 AM (mpXpK)

868 I've got some throwing knives. Haven't practiced in a while, though. If you want a good target you either have to shell out major bucks or make one yourself.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Or tell a homeless guy that ya wanna take his picture.......

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 04:44 AM (arJlL)

869 Skip

Every death was due to China lying, open border freaks, and the media not doing their job.


I wonder if our intel community actually knows anything useful, or were good at warning us.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:44 AM (u82oZ)

870 When I officially get up am making a big fried potato, ham and scrambled eggs breakfast

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:45 AM (ZCEU2)

871 The insurance issue is what is the killer. He wouldve been able to be on medicare earlier if he got disability.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:40 AM (N4ZRs)


That's enough of a reason to fight right there.

FYI: 6 month waiver on SS payments from the date declared disabled and a 29 month waiver on being eligible for Medicare from the date declared disabled.

That 29 month waiver really fucked me. I was deemed disabled but I couldn't get Medicare? That was a real kick in the nuts -- and the checking account.

Posted by: RickZ at April 14, 2020 04:45 AM (Y8PSl)

872 Skip

Mmmmm. Except for the potatoes. Going keto.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:46 AM (u82oZ)

873 >> I don't buy the outside germs are just blowing in the wind idea. If it were the case the super germ Covid-19 would infect 1/2 the planet so we might as well just get on with seeing who lives and die
Posted by: Skip

Agreed.

Owners of place I work called me yesterday. They decided to put plexi glass up by counters. For our safety, etc. I get it. But it makes me sad. A visual reminder of the customer's fear of all this.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:46 AM (N4ZRs)

874 Listening to President Trump yesterday laying out the time line they might have been caught unaware

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:47 AM (ZCEU2)

875 >>Speaking from experience Medicare is not that hot without a Supplement F policy and even then it is not as good as what the typical big company health insurance provides.

How old is he? You automatically go on Medicare at 65.9
Posted by: Vic

He will be 64 end of May. And yeah, but I'm losing my insurance through his work, too. Just another big bill to deal with. I know supplemental isn't cheap either, I pay my mom's.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:50 AM (N4ZRs)

876 The problem was China was hiding the problem for a long time while they were exporting a ton of assholes to the US. And what really pisses me off is the head of WHO was warned by Taiwan way back in Dec about this shit and he stifled it because "he did not want to embarrass the commies". The head of WHO should be prosecuted for mass murder.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:50 AM (mpXpK)

877 I was laughing out loud, listening to Trump's smack down. The one reporter asking questions was on the verge of tears. More of that, please.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:52 AM (N4ZRs)

878 876. Vic.

Agree. Rational policy making should come into focus. But unlikely.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:52 AM (u82oZ)

879 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:52 AM (u82oZ)

880 875 He will be 64 end of May. And yeah, but I'm losing
my insurance through his work, too. Just another big bill to deal with.
I know supplemental isn't cheap either, I pay my mom's.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:50 AM (N4ZRs)

I am so sorry. Under my old "work" policy I had company insurance until 65 when medicare took over. Now my old company has no health insurance at all when you retire. (I retired at 50)

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:53 AM (mpXpK)

881 Going to try and nap a bit.

Have fun!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:53 AM (u82oZ)

882 878 Agree. Rational policy making should come into focus. But unlikely.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 04:52 AM (u82oZ)

Trump is no friend of China and he is looking into that now.l

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:54 AM (mpXpK)

883 Time to go fix some breakfast. BBL

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 04:56 AM (mpXpK)

884 That sounds good, Skip. I have leftover ham, but spent too much time deciding whether to get up to make a decent breakfast.

Have to head out as soon as the coffee is done.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 04:59 AM (N4ZRs)

885 23,448 deaths total, 1,751 more last 24 hours
NY with 10, 059 and NJ with 2,443 are still %53 of the country's total fatalities.
NJ which had dropped 3 days in a row with 100s jumped up 956 and if so only 795 for the rest of the country. Very odd.
Pennsylvania has 524, 17 more deaths yesterday
Not sure how many but Florida had a few less than 17 as they swiched places with Pa since yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 05:02 AM (ZCEU2)

886 Thanks to mishum: I had never heard Zapa live. And here I thought I couldn't like his garbage any less.

Posted by: Jace at April 14, 2020 05:02 AM (etctz)

887 I should get up officially, I'm hungry

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 05:03 AM (ZCEU2)

888 Well!

I do decleah.

Ya'll people still non-distant communicatin' and whatnot.

Now I tole ya'll people, fuh yo own good.

An I'm a lawlah. And Guvna, let me specify Guvna.

And accordin' to muh current Order, based on the the Common Law as understood by Muh Predecessor, Goerge III:

"Shrimp and grits may be served, if the Shrimp (as defined by the South Carolina Code of Laws) are separated from the Grits (as defined by the South Carolina Code of Laws) by a distance of six fingers (as defined by the South Carolina Code of Laws).

Y'all come back now, heah?

Posted by: Henry McMaster, or maybe McMiklos at April 14, 2020 05:06 AM (QzkSJ)

889 Maybe have breakfast then go back to bed or the couch a few hours agaikn.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 05:06 AM (ZCEU2)

890 Or nap a little more now. Let me think about it some.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 05:08 AM (ZCEU2)

891 Good morning, Horde

Posted by: fluffy at April 14, 2020 05:09 AM (NGm/n)

892 Woke up wide awake around 3ish. Cannot go back to sleep

Sucks.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at April 14, 2020 05:10 AM (IYHxL)

893 Breakfast is always a good option.

There is nothing that says "The Kingdom was lost for lack of a Breakfast".

Posted by: Miklos, King's farrier (ex) at April 14, 2020 05:12 AM (QzkSJ)

894 By end of the week this keeps dropping this can't continue in lockdown.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 05:16 AM (ZCEU2)

895 From your lips to Trump's ears, Skip! I pray he is able to turn this around.

Have a good day, all. Try not to let the insanity get to you!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 14, 2020 05:22 AM (N4ZRs)

896 .americanthinker.com/viruses 101 how overprotecting people from covid-19 could make it more lethal
https://tinyurl.com/rjmwbgv

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 05:25 AM (ZCEU2)

897
On YouTube, the tag for a cnn vid called the presser clip show yesterday a trump propaganda film. Oddly, 'propaganda' was in scare quotes.

It's like they don't even get themselves anymore.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 05:31 AM (C0UUk)

898 Assisted living homes are what should have been locked down. In Minnasota almost %60 of all fatalities were from them. Suspect Washington was too.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 04:28 AM (ZCEU2)

In Maryland, 9% of all deaths (24 out of 262) have been from a single nursing home. And it was reported last week that 90 different homes have cases.

Posted by: Serious Cat, disappointed Arby's customer at April 14, 2020 05:32 AM (zqs/f)

899
Local nursing home got hit hard.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 05:36 AM (C0UUk)

900 If the Trek Universe tossed the soyboys and old commies like Picard and did a series starring Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan, it would revive the corpse. a white hole of hotness that would destroy the multiverse.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 05:38 AM (d6mdH)

901 Its so brave of our beloved Governor Cuomo to maybe allow drive in theaters to open...of which there are hardly any left.Why don't he open the beaches from January to April and then close them for the summer...

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 05:45 AM (qpfpw)

902 Opening the local TV news this am on line...Trump lost it and was a meanie to the press. Networks probably will stop carrying those pressers, as its all Trump propaganda...They should know.

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 05:49 AM (qpfpw)

903 Jill Karofsky for the win.

Lmfao.

Posted by: Winning at April 14, 2020 05:49 AM (EdQf/)

904 Communist party chairman Murphy and my Emperor Wolf are going to keep me under house arrest as long as Cuomo will his minions

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 05:52 AM (ZCEU2)

905 Thanks to mishum: I had never heard Zapa live. And here I thought I couldn't like his garbage any less.
Posted by: Jace

Uh-oh

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 05:53 AM (arJlL)

906
What Vlad said. Jolene Blalock is no sjw, understands and likes men, and is probably a Moron.
If you get a chance, the DVD commentary for Starship Troopers 3 is revealing.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 05:54 AM (C0UUk)

907 Well I had my two sausage biscuits and taken my morning drugs. So I am ready to go. And I have to go to the store today. I have put it off so long I am out of everything now.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 05:54 AM (mpXpK)

908 Donny Two Scoops is finally casting some serious derision upon certain members of the press who have solidly *earned* it.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 14, 2020 05:55 AM (ufFY8)

909 A very young FZ on the Steve Allen Show

https://youtu.be/DqL9MlZCjhw

Posted by: HammerDog at April 14, 2020 05:57 AM (mVUH3)

910
Somebody needs to make a highlight reel of that press conference; twas a thing of beauty.

So, this would be week 2 of The Great Zappa Feud, then?

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 05:58 AM (C0UUk)

911 Morning!

New rules for the press portion of the update.
The questions need to be written out and handed in. One question only please. Duplicates will not be considered.

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 06:02 AM (vd8XM)

912 https://www.foxnews.com/auto/stirling-moss-dead-racing
Aged 90 died yesterday,

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:03 AM (ZCEU2)

913 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 14, 2020 06:03 AM (Dhht7)

914 Heh, A Sean Spicier tweet;

"To further slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan's Governor Whitmer has banned sharing of the same wifi signal"

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 06:04 AM (vd8XM)

915 Early is best for a store trip, anyplace with a long line will be tedious.
My mom said she dragged my dad to the store early one day last week to beat the long lines.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:08 AM (ZCEU2)

916 IRS TREAS 310
Uncategorized
$2,400.00

Got my money

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 06:09 AM (JFO2v)

917 mornin yall. Virus deaths trending downward here in the past week in our county of 155k. Down from one to zero.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2020 06:09 AM (Tnijr)

918 Chicoms are taking advantage of the crippled USS Teddy Roosevelt. They are moving their own aircraft carrier and othe naval assets to threaten Taiwan

====
Starting to look more and more like Tom Clancy's Executive Orders except without the Saudiphilia
and Israliphobia.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:10 AM (d6mdH)

919 LOL, Saturn 3 is on one of these channels on STIRR, that I discovered last night. Farah Fawcett and KIRK DOUGLAS.

wtf???


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 14, 2020 06:12 AM (ufFY8)

920
Stirling Moss was one of the greats in F1 and a true gentleman.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:12 AM (C0UUk)

921 and Harvey Keitel.
From 1980.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 14, 2020 06:13 AM (ufFY8)

922 Racers especially in the early years layed their lives on the line every lap.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:14 AM (ZCEU2)

923 916 IRS TREAS 310
Uncategorized
$2,400.00

Got my money
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 06:09 AM (JFO2v)

Hookers and blow ?

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 06:15 AM (2orW4)

924 IRS TREAS 310
Uncategorized
$2,400.00

Got my money
Posted by: rhennigantx

I found eleven cents yesterday

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 06:16 AM (arJlL)

925 rhennigantx. Yep, mine showed up this morning. $85, not sure why they bothered. I guess I can go out and by tp and paper towels, if I can find them.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 14, 2020 06:17 AM (JVgnl)

926 Haven't checked internal Chinese media but remember the regime plays to what is truly one of the world's most atavistic and primitive kinds of bigotry and nationalism in the Chinese populace, a factor few seem to know about. Some impotent show-boating right now would be consistent with a regime under tremendous pressure and no relief in sight.

=====
Historically is this what a dynasty does when it begins to lose the Mandate of Heaven, and has that ever worked?
I wouldn't know who to ask about this, certainly no one from a university since they would be most likely in Beijing's back pocket.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:17 AM (d6mdH)

927
The Chinese are world class chumps if they they think the TR is seriously affected.
And it's a guaranteed fact that there's at least an SSN and an SSGN in range, and boomers are always out there.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:17 AM (C0UUk)

928 923 916 IRS TREAS 310
Uncategorized
$2,400.00

Got my money
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 06:09 AM (JFO2v)

Hookers and blow ?
Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 06:15 AM (2orW4)

yep a waste the rest

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 06:18 AM (JFO2v)

929 Suggest saving it towards the inflation thats coming

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:19 AM (ZCEU2)

930 Yeah, maybe, but her (Sirtis) brain is shot through with TDS. That's never a good look.

-====
This is true but I've seen video of her on panels and she comes off as more than a bit of an ass.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:20 AM (d6mdH)

931
Skip, The Quick And The Dead is on Roku, for free.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:20 AM (C0UUk)

932 Now Farrah was in bed with Kirk Douglas, when Harvey Keitel barged in, to take her away.
Big fight, while Farrah is running around in a skimpy white nightie and white panties.
Kirk gets hit on the head, and Farrah crawls away, nice butt shot.
Kirk is now alive and they go. Unfortunately, Farrah changed into a space jump suit.
LOL

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 14, 2020 06:21 AM (ufFY8)

933 Chicoms are poking us in the eye, flexing their muscles. They want to see what they can get away with

=====
If Hillary were president it would be the whole Ghoddamned store!

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:23 AM (d6mdH)

934
You guys talking about Saturn 3?
Didn't care for it.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:23 AM (C0UUk)

935 925
rhennigantx. Yep, mine showed up this morning. $85, not sure why they
bothered. I guess I can go out and by tp and paper towels, if I can find
them.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 14, 2020 06:17 AM (JVgnl)

I ordered a case of TP from Amazon yesterday.

Posted by: Vic at April 14, 2020 06:24 AM (mpXpK)

936 Thank you Lord for another day.

And Chobani yogurt.

But mostly the Internal Combustion Engine.

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 06:24 AM (2orW4)

937 Gooshy Never saw that

Heard some medical expert say from now on we will have to be doing lots of these personal safety procedures from now on.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:25 AM (ZCEU2)

938 You guys talking about Saturn 3?

Didn't care for it.



Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:23 AM (C0UUk)

Yes.
I have it on in the background, with no sound, while listening to The Cult.I glance at it and see Farrah run around in her literally 1980's hair.


Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 14, 2020 06:25 AM (ufFY8)

939 Goede morgen horde. Back on duty today, going to try to create a greater sense of normalcy this week.

Tried to get Boy Franpsycho connected with his training program yesterday and it was a fail. We met with the teachers last week who set up an entire program on Zoom. Then the school district decided Sunday to ban the use of Zoom, so the online meetup Monday was a disaster, the teachers' efforts are pissed away, and Boy Franpsycho spends another week without enough to do.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 14, 2020 06:25 AM (EZebt)

940 Farah with Kirk was totally unbelievable. He looked old enough to be her grampa.

But that was not important to my teenage self.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 14, 2020 06:28 AM (EZebt)

941 Then the school district decided Sunday to ban the use of Zoom,

Why did they do that?

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 06:30 AM (vd8XM)

942 937 Gooshy Never saw that

Heard some medical expert say from now on we will have to be doing lots of these personal safety procedures from now on.
Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:25 AM (ZCEU2)

I think hospitals, doctors offices, and assisted living centers need to change. As in the long term people will be more careful.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 06:30 AM (JFO2v)

943 @869
The US IC is not good at anything except spying on internal enemies.

They didn't know shit until everyone else did.

Their budget should be zeroed out but it will probably be expanded to deal with "bio threats."

This is bullshit.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 06:31 AM (32cxs)

944 A friend on an email list who is part Chinese and keeps track of things there says they have other serious problems, such as food staples such as hogs and chickens dying off from viruses, and locusts eating up soy fields in western China.

That said, a wounded and cornered animal can be extremely dangerous

====
Is this what losing the Mandate of Heaven looks like?
Xi and the rest of his tools must be shitting bricks.
The behind the scenes maneuvering must be intense.

I wonder what kind of intelligence Trump must be getting from the CIA and advice from State. More than likely nothing calculated to be of benefit to the United States.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:32 AM (d6mdH)

945 Somewhere this week saw that Zoom is a Chinese controlled invention

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:32 AM (ZCEU2)

946 I think hospitals, doctors offices, and assisted living centers need to change. As in the long term people will be more careful.
Posted by: rhennigantx

My SIL works as a CNA in a local hospital. Before all of this they would have a patient in the room and the whole firkkin family would show up to visit them for hours and hours. And of course she would be expected to be a waitress and cleaning staff for them.

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 06:34 AM (vd8XM)

947 I'd expect that if Biden becomes President. The press will treat him very, very differently. Soft questions, lots of smiles, respect for the office, etc. What did you have for breakfast Mr President, did you enjoy your nights rest.

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 06:34 AM (qpfpw)

948 @945
Zoom was created by a Chinese national, who became a "US" citizen, it's servers are in China.

So they are about as safe as Wuhan Wet Market is sanitary.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 06:35 AM (32cxs)

949 799 China suffered catastrophic reduction in swine numbers due to disease last year (pork the most important meat protein there). Their finances are mysterious but likely shaky. The regime will likely hang on but circumstances, their own ineptitude, and Trump have them in a disadvantageous position.

Which is nice.

And they probably realize now they'll be getting no relief from OrangeManBad come November.

=====
They'll be desperate for the Treason Partei to win the White House. Look for them to really ramp up their collaoration wit the presstitutes.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:37 AM (d6mdH)

950
Skip, it was also called One by One, narrated by Stacy Keach. Sometimes pointlessly sensationalistic, and it didn't hold back on the graphic wrecks, but it really points up the differences in safety then (early 70s) and now. And Keach is superb.
Its showing on Crackle.
Be advised it comes right out of the gate with the Tom Pryce vs fire extinguisher guy tragedy, so not everyone's cup of tea.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:37 AM (C0UUk)

951 I have worked inside assisted living facilities often, did a 5 part small job just last year, just being in them I feel the germs trying to jump on me.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:37 AM (ZCEU2)

952 1000's looking doable.

Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 06:40 AM (M5wRT)

953 I just got airdropped 1200 USD. It's a high inflation shitcoin, so what should I convert it to?

Posted by: schizoid at April 14, 2020 06:42 AM (El4pO)

954
It's 6:41 am and I have not washed my hands,,,

REBEL YELL .......................

Posted by: saf at April 14, 2020 06:42 AM (5IHGB)

955 If the Navy is not taking EXTREME measures to ensure that the subs are Covid free then it is truly run by idiots/traitors, and jidging by the last few years that's more possible than is comfortable.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:42 AM (d6mdH)

956 952 1000's looking doable.
Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 06:40 AM (M5wRT)

****

I don't know - it may take some work.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 14, 2020 06:42 AM (XTPk2)

957 You know - some filler posts.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 14, 2020 06:43 AM (XTPk2)

958 maybe some puff posts with no content -

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 14, 2020 06:43 AM (XTPk2)

959 I have seen Nikki Lauda's crash numerous times and every time its as frightening as the first time.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:44 AM (ZCEU2)

960
1000's looking doable.
Posted by: m

Yeah, this is the ONT Cleanup Crew. We can do anything.
Well, the glow-in-the-dark stains by the Barrel can be a bit tricky...

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:44 AM (C0UUk)

961 I have a relative in a nursing home. Its very rural, and no visitors allowed. Its run and attached to a small hospital. So far, nothing has happened. The county in upstate NY has had very few cases, but an influx on people moving into their upstate camps, has strained the one local supermarket, and convince stores.

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 06:44 AM (qpfpw)

962 1K depends on when JJ shows up.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:45 AM (ZCEU2)

963
OK 6:44 am and I DID wash my hands for 19 seconds ONLY.....I can't take it any more!!!!

Posted by: saf at April 14, 2020 06:45 AM (5IHGB)

964 1K depends on when JJ shows up.
Posted by: Skip

Lassie ! Go distract JJ !

Good Girl !

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 06:47 AM (arJlL)

965 Have 2 potatoes frying but they didn't brown much but tossed in ham and 2 scrambled eggs.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:47 AM (ZCEU2)

966 Have mentioned it before, depends on the home. Mom's independent/assisted living home has had zero infections. Just under 300 residents. They are on week 5 of their lockdown. Of course, it's privately owned and operated so much better control. They have been following all of DeWine's orders. These are the types of places that need the policing, not the local Lowe's.
Knock wood that the WuFlu stays out of mom's place and every other nursing/independent/assisted home in the US.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 14, 2020 06:48 AM (JVgnl)

967 Listening to Chris Stigall 990am, saying the field hospitals set up weeks ago are being taken down because they are not needed

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:49 AM (ZCEU2)

968 Whats a "convince store?"...........pst wanna but some T.P in english accent ?

Posted by: saf at April 14, 2020 06:49 AM (5IHGB)

969 965 Have 2 potatoes frying but they didn't brown much but tossed in ham and 2 scrambled eggs.
Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:47 AM (ZCEU2)

Frying in butter?

Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 06:49 AM (M5wRT)

970 It's a weird situation, but "arming" Hong Kong seems nutso from every angle

=====
You both seem to assume that Hong Kongers posess no agency, and that we are the only way they could acquire the technology.

Anyway, I'll bet that the bottlenecks will be powder and primers. This would be a good topic for the Gub Thread.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:49 AM (d6mdH)

971 Most of the 10s of thousands of ventilators being made will not be needed.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:50 AM (ZCEU2)

972 Whats a "convince store?"...........pst wanna but some T.P in english accent ?
Posted by: saf

Ya go in.....and some nitwit tries to CONVINCE you to buy sumpin' !

We've all been there.

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 06:51 AM (arJlL)

973
Argh, the F1 documentary is NOT on Crackle. Search Roku for One by One (1974), its on Watch Free Flix.
Sorry 'bout that.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:51 AM (C0UUk)

974 Listening to Chris Stigall 990am, saying the field hospitals set up weeks ago are being taken down because they are not needed
Posted by: Skip

Those seemed a little ridiculous to begin with.
And all of the rented refrigerated warehouse morgues

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

975 Also need to mention. So glad we moved mom to her current home. Her last assisted living home didn't clean her apartment for 5 weeks. We were out of town for a month and when we returned the odor drove us out of her place. I cleaned it myself the next day. When they found out I cleaned it, they instituted new policies for cleaning. They also fired the help that had been slacking.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 14, 2020 06:52 AM (JVgnl)

976 My old cat is getting very needy, this home arrest is spoiling her with lots of lap time and now wants it all the time.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:53 AM (ZCEU2)

977 960
1000's looking doable.
Posted by: m

Yeah, this is the ONT Cleanup Crew. We can do anything.
Well, the glow-in-the-dark stains by the Barrel can be a bit tricky...
Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:44 AM (C0UUk)

You go commenters
Mis Hum needs a new pair of shoes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2020 06:53 AM (aA3+G)

978
I have it on good authority from an angel that JJ will not arise from his man cave until he smells the Cawfee and kosher bacon. My word as a Biden.

Posted by: saf at April 14, 2020 06:53 AM (5IHGB)

979 Ya go in.....and some nitwit tries to CONVINCE you to buy sumpin' !

We've all been there.
Posted by: JT

Not nitwits, nice college ladies.
A gentleman's club

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

980 Mr. saf, you're making some sense! Also catching spelling errors. Pretty cool.

Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 06:54 AM (M5wRT)

981 Breakfast isn't my most picturesque but it will be filling

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:54 AM (ZCEU2)

982 I read the article about the Amish, and one thing stood out for me. Being from NE Ohio, population of Niles and Warren way down from the good times, population for the little town of Mesopotamia up. This is probably from gentrification. In the 80's the then "yuppies" started moving out of Cleveland, occupying lake shore towns as far east as Fairport Harbor. Now, the smart set has probably on the march into Amish country, and they bring Karens. Towns like Burton, Chardon, and Middlefield are probably infested. Geraldo set up housekeeping in Chagrin Falls.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 14, 2020 06:54 AM (C1Lsn)

983 Not nitwits, nice college ladies.
A gentleman's club
Posted by: Bruce

Well, that's different.

They gotta pay for books !

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 06:55 AM (arJlL)

984 Whats a "convince store..Bad spelling...I picked the wrong suggestion given to me. Anyway Convenience store/gas station like Wa Wa, or Sheetz or Speedy, etc.

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 06:56 AM (qpfpw)

985 "953 I just got airdropped 1200 USD. It's a high inflation shitcoin, so what should I convert it to?

Posted by: schizoid at April 14, 2020 06:42 AM (El4pO)"


Well, personally I'm'a take Colonel Schlichter's advice & buy guns & ammo, specifically a new flattop AR and lots of fodder for same.


G'mornin' folks !

Grim mood this morning.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 06:56 AM (cqteU)

986 Good morning all!

JJ fell down the well?

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at April 14, 2020 06:56 AM (4wSyT)

987 There is an Amish community not far from here.

I hope they find this Karen Not See person and figuratively burn her at the stake.

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 06:57 AM (2orW4)

988 I have it on good authority from an angel that JJ will not arise from his man cave until he smells the Cawfee and kosher bacon. My word as a Biden.
Posted by: saf

Kosher bacon ?

That's where the Rabbi rides the pig around the barnyard, right ?

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 06:57 AM (arJlL)

989 952 1000's looking doable.

Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 06:40 AM (M5wRT)

It will never happen.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 06:57 AM (zqs/f)

990 I'm sure many are experiencing depression and stress over what's happening to our country right now, i.e., the Ruin Project being conducted by the Democrat Media complex. I am. I go to bed thinking about it, and wake up thinking about it. I'm trying to focus on work, but to consider that the gifts and wonders of our country, our legacy, are being put to the fire by such a collection of Marxist punks, drives me to extremes of distress and frustration.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 14, 2020 06:57 AM (H8QX8)

991

Fill in the Grey Boxes and WIN A PRIZE.

Posted by: saf at April 14, 2020 06:58 AM (5IHGB)

992 989 952 1000's looking doable.

Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 06:40 AM (M5wRT)

It will never happen.
Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 06:57 AM (zqs/f)

Will, too.

Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 06:58 AM (M5wRT)

993 Pushing the rock, boss.

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 06:58 AM (2orW4)

994 927
The Chinese are world class chumps if they they think the TR is seriously affected.
And it's a guaranteed fact that there's at least an SSN and an SSGN in range, and boomers are always out there.
Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:17 AM (C0UUk)


In the event of an invasion the Chinese carrier is expendable. It's old Russian junk that they've been using as training wheels, and they've packed far more aircraft on it than they can operate. Officially the carrier's complement lands back on the ship and the rest on the mainland, but I don't think they expect it to survive.

The big threat to Taiwan is tens of thousands of short range ballistic missiles. The Chinese government has had spies combing the island for decades. Won't be much left in the way of defensive assets if they decide to cut loose.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 06:58 AM (wGeit)

995 @974
Also turning factories over to make ventilators that will never be needed.

Remember Nipples Cuomo screaming he needed 40k ventilators?

This whole thing is one steaming pile of bullshit.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 06:58 AM (32cxs)

996 Good morning all!

JJ fell down the well?
Posted by: One of the quiet ones


Naw, Lassie's doing a suggestive dance !

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 06:58 AM (arJlL)

997 Huzahh

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (32cxs)

998 Now!!

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (32cxs)

999 Forgot about the Amish discussion from the start of the ONT. All Amish communities are not the same. The Bishops of the districts set the rules. What is allowed can vary wildly from state to state, even within the state. I believe it's NY that has a northern community that really doesn't speak English.
I've lived near Amish communities in IN, MI, OH and PA. Different rules for using modern stuff in all of them.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (JVgnl)

1000 1 K winner ?

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (2orW4)

1001 Yes

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (32cxs)

1002 Got It now

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (ZCEU2)

1003
I completely forgot - One by One, being 1974, naturally has a healthy dollop of grid girls. And a French beach scene. And the Watkins Glen Snakepit. And F1 cars getting completely airborne.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (C0UUk)

1004 Drats!!!

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (32cxs)

1005 Boom !

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 06:59 AM (2orW4)

1006 Today's the day for my weekly jaunt outta the house to brave the masked Kroger hoards for my weekly vittles. Last week I came up on the reduced-meat guy just marking down 2 humongous tenderloin steaks, 9 bucks! I hope to luck out again this morning, during old-people's hour.

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at April 14, 2020 07:00 AM (4wSyT)

1007 985 "953 I just got airdropped 1200 USD. It's a high inflation shitcoin, so what should I convert it to?

Posted by: schizoid at April 14, 2020 06:42 AM (El4pO)"


Well, personally I'm'a take Colonel Schlichter's advice & buy guns & ammo, specifically a new flattop AR and lots of fodder for same.


G'mornin' folks !

Grim mood this morning.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 06:56 AM (cqteU)


And reloading supplies.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 07:00 AM (wGeit)

1008 I'm trying to focus on work, but to consider that the gifts and wonders of our country, our legacy, are being put to the fire by such a collection of Marxist punks, drives me to extremes of distress and frustration.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice

You think you got it bad?
Oprah's got one of those we're all in this together commercials.
She's trapped inside her 1000 acre, 500 bedroom house!

Poor poor Oprah

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 07:00 AM (vd8XM)

1009 Have done my part for 1000. Time for breakfast.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at April 14, 2020 07:00 AM (JVgnl)

1010 I like ammo but I think it's overbought.

Posted by: schizoid at April 14, 2020 07:00 AM (El4pO)

1011 987 If they find the Karen, they can invite her to the next post barn raising social. Then the Yoder male cousins, all 36 of them,will have a treat for her.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 14, 2020 07:00 AM (C1Lsn)

1012 Mr. Smoot, you got a compliment given to you in the Task Force Briefing Thread:

Posted by: Getcha Pull at April 13, 2020 08:39 PM (aR6C/)

Posted by: m at April 14, 2020 07:01 AM (M5wRT)

1013 My Moms place on week 4 of lock down. She is feeling very sad and lonely. It will go to the 30th and be re evaled.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

1014 970 It's a weird situation, but "arming" Hong Kong seems nutso from every angle

=====
You both seem to assume that Hong Kongers posess no agency, and that we are the only way they could acquire the technology.

Anyway, I'll bet that the bottlenecks will be powder and primers. This would be a good topic for the Gub Thread.
Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 06:49 AM (d6mdH)

**

Wait - wut? I am in HK. Who is talking about arming Hong Kongers? They would not have the vaguest idea how to use firearms here. Although I do have to say, their use of sports equipment during the sieges of a few of the universities was quite clever.

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 14, 2020 07:02 AM (XTPk2)

1015 Yes, Aces liver, that project was already underway.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 07:02 AM (cqteU)

1016 I looked in the mirror and I would almost fit in with a band playing an air force base in 1984.

I need a haircut.

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 07:02 AM (2orW4)

1017
Posted by: Ace's liver

That chinese carrier went up in smoke last week, on fire stem to stern.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:03 AM (C0UUk)

1018 999 Yeah, the Amish do have certain rules set down by the local hierarchy. Curious in NE Ohio, if somebody is gravely ill or having a rough pregnancy, you'll see a temporary phone box far from the house, by the road.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 14, 2020 07:04 AM (C1Lsn)

1019 Saying goodbye to Grid girls was the stupidest thing done lately. It was usually well done promotion and nothing more.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:04 AM (ZCEU2)

1020 813 rhomboid

Got it. Any ideas? Banning Chinese students will only work if we reform education. Because we got nothing in the pipeline.

That hits all Universities in the heart.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2020 03:49 AM (u82oZ)

======
Don't necessarily have to go whole hog. You could start by shutting down the Confucius Institutes that funnel money to the Unis and also keep control of Chinese students. Make it part of a general blackening of the Mainland and the CCP.
Play up the fact that Mao destroyed traditional culture on the mainland and that it only exists on Taiwan and pockets overseas. Of course Whorreywood would be your enemy in this endeavor.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 07:04 AM (d6mdH)

1021 Taiwan is the home of many of the giant electronic companies, not China.But the manufacturing of computers still depend on China for many of the little parts found in Computers. A few not available parts, can shut down the making of mother boards, etc.But now that China doesn't have any new cases of the virus, they can get back to full production..../sarc

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 07:04 AM (qpfpw)

1022 1017
Posted by: Ace's liver

That chinese carrier went up in smoke last week, on fire stem to stern.
Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:03 AM (C0UUk)


Seriously? I didn't hear about that. What is it with Russian carriers? Did they forget to make a sacrifice to the sea gods?

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 07:05 AM (wGeit)

1023 When I started religiously watching F-1 in 1997 I was getting both monthy magazines. Still will pull out a copy of whatever race is up to look at it.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:06 AM (ZCEU2)

1024 you'll see a temporary phone box far from the house, by the road.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 14, 2020 07:04 AM (C1Lsn)


Around here if you notice, you see the little building just off the road with a phone line running to it. They have been there for years.

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 07:07 AM (qpfpw)

1025

OK we made the BIG 1,000 bring on the art thread and let JJ passover one Morning Report.

Posted by: saf at April 14, 2020 07:07 AM (5IHGB)

1026 Oh, that's a different ship.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 07:07 AM (wGeit)

1027 1018 999 Yeah, the Amish do have certain rules set down by the local hierarchy. Curious in NE Ohio, if somebody is gravely ill or having a rough pregnancy, you'll see a temporary phone box far from the house, by the road.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 14, 2020 07:04 AM (C1Lsn)

Ha. Some of the ones around here have cell phones. Provided by an employer like a building contractor, of course.

There used to be an 'outhouse' on a corner with a phone inside as you suggest in their community a few years ago. Wonder if it's still there.

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 07:07 AM (2orW4)

1028 you'll see a temporary phone box far from the house, by the road.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Our Amish have those sprinkled around here, with a solar panel on top.
Or it's a solar-powered outhouse...

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:09 AM (C0UUk)

1029 Yeah, the Amish do have certain rules set down by the local hierarchy. Curious in NE Ohio, if somebody is gravely ill or having a rough pregnancy, you'll see a temporary phone box far from the house, by the road.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Do they know how to use a phone ?

Are they allowed to use it ?

D'ya think Amish teenagers use it to make prank calls ?

"Hey lady, your refrigerator's running !"

Zeke "What's a refrigerator?"

Clem "I dunno"

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 07:09 AM (arJlL)

1030 1022 Was going to say tends to happoen to the Russian navy every once in a while

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:10 AM (ZCEU2)

1031 Fauci very happy to politicize medicine to activist way of thinking. He accepted the idea that AIDS was transmitted by sex. So everyone was going to die of AIDS. About 99.9% of new cases every year are anal sex and IV drug sharing of needles.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 07:10 AM (JFO2v)

1032 1020 Universities deserve the hit. And we have plenty of students stuck in lesser schools because admissions to business schools and better programs are limited enrollment. Why on earth are we training Chinese and allowing universities to push up prices due to bidding for spots?
I support firm and lower limits. And I do not believe their scores on admission exams. . Enough

Posted by: CN at April 14, 2020 07:11 AM (ONvIw)

1033 That chinese carrier went up in smoke last week, on fire stem to stern.
Posted by: Gooshy

That was a firefighting drill.

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 07:11 AM (arJlL)

1034 "999 ...
All Amish communities are not the same. The Bishops of the districts set the rules. What is allowed can vary wildly from state to state, even within the state. I believe it's NY that has a northern community that really doesn't speak English. ... "


That's my understanding, too.

My part of WI is fairly strict Old Order Amish.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 07:12 AM (cqteU)

1035 @1021

Literally ever CPU, semi-conductor, electronic component, micorcontroller, integrated circuit and battery of all types is made in China.


We are not bringing any of that back without a massive state/fed/business effort to do so.

So hopefully the commission to "Open The Country" looks at this issue.

Otherwise we were just put through hell for nothing.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 07:13 AM (32cxs)

1036
Seriously? I didn't hear about that. What is it with Russian carriers? Did they forget to make a sacrifice to the sea gods?
Posted by: Ace's liver

It was the brand new amphib assault ship* that's been talked about lately.

*I know, not a carrier, but I get nowhere making that distinction so I gave up. Everything you read about it calls it a carrier.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:13 AM (C0UUk)

1037

CNN's Don Lemon calls President Donald Trump's coronavirus briefing a total meltdown, and says he wants the President to tell him how he's going to save the lives of his friends and loved ones. #CNN #News

Keep milking it Don.

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 07:14 AM (qpfpw)

1038 I believe it's NY that has a northern community that really doesn't speak English. ... "


What do they speak ?

I guess that's so they can't be tempted to order a pizza.

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 07:14 AM (arJlL)

1039 1034 The crowd around Middlefield, OH, did a lot of hand wringing, meetings, and finally voting when the state said they needed the slow moving vehicle triangle on the back of the buggy. That was in the 70's or 80's.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 14, 2020 07:15 AM (C1Lsn)

1040 1034 "999 ...
All Amish communities are not the same. The Bishops of the districts set the rules. What is allowed can vary wildly from state to state, even within the state. I believe it's NY that has a northern community that really doesn't speak English. ... "


That's my understanding, too.

My part of WI is fairly strict Old Order Amish.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 07:12 AM (cqteU)


Where my mother's family lives in PA they're allowed electronic doodads provided these things don't distract them from worship. That seems like a rule that could be interpreted pretty flexibly.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 07:15 AM (wGeit)

1041 In the gray dawn, I look out on the deck, and a dusting of snow is on it.

That's different.

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 07:16 AM (vd8XM)

1042
That was a firefighting drill.
Posted by: JT

So that's what they call it now. Good to know, thanks!

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:16 AM (C0UUk)

1043 Using the SS $$ for video install at the Cowtown home. Have a group of fence jumpers renting house close by. Multiple cars/paper plates, many kids, odd mix adults, teenagers , wrecked cars, repo last week out front of late model suv.

Posted by: azalea city at April 14, 2020 07:17 AM (WX+x0)

1044 What do they speak ?



I guess that's so they can't be tempted to order a pizza.

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 07:14 AM (arJlL)

Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsilfannisch. It's a dialect of German. It is heavily influenced by English.

Posted by: Trivia Trivia and Trivia at April 14, 2020 07:18 AM (/LQkF)

1045 Did you know Amish people bowl 15 frames ?

Posted by: jsg at April 14, 2020 07:21 AM (2orW4)

1046 I visit a Amish/Mennonite store which is large and all the workers wear the usual clothing you would expect. The young ladies look really nice in their long dresses, and tea strainer hats...Its actually supermarket size, but with lots of spices/ and home packed ingredients in plastic containers. Good bread and meats, and all sort of baked goods. Butter from Ohio, and on and on. they do use scanners at checkout, so probably mostly Mennonite.

Posted by: colin at April 14, 2020 07:21 AM (qpfpw)

1047 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at April 14, 2020 07:21 AM (YQ0xj)

1048 What is it with Russian carriers?


Incompetence.


Mornin' all.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at April 14, 2020 07:22 AM (0CeRG)

1049
The movie Witness has the funniest line pointing up the differences in cultures...
Harrison Ford asks McGillis where he can find a phone; she tells him a nearby family. He does a wtf double take and she explains,

"Oh, they're Mennonites."

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:22 AM (C0UUk)

1050 I actually see lots of Amish carpenters at jobs. These very large apartments here are very often made of wood and they build them.
So modern tools have taken over for them at work. Remember 20 years ago we hired some as sub-contractor and the boss would have a cell phone kept in the chicken coop and any power tools were only from generators. They still all come to work in large crew cabs, often a non Amishman driving with 8 guys stuffed in for the long commute.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:22 AM (ZCEU2)

1051
Mostly Amish construction crew that built the Ark in northern KY.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:24 AM (C0UUk)

1052 A few of my Great grandparents were Dutchman so always consider myself too.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:25 AM (ZCEU2)

1053 That Amish wedding snitch needs a ride in a fighter jet where somebody hits the ejector handle by "accident."

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at April 14, 2020 07:26 AM (O+I8R)

1054
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 14, 2020 07:27 AM (ssAXQ)

1055 I see on my MSN home page that Gov. Noem is getting "the treatment" for not locking us down. With I might add the most unflattering picture of her out there.

In unrelated news I see 3 of the biggest movers premarket are cruise lines. Hmmm

Posted by: Molly k. at April 14, 2020 07:27 AM (pufNE)

1056 Morning

i see that cock sucker acoasta is in full rant

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2020 07:28 AM (85Gof)

1057 States with less than 100 deaths need to open up for sure. Granted 100 desths in 50 states is 5,000 but as Rush pointed out 7,000 people die every day her from something.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:30 AM (ZCEU2)

1058 Morning

i see that cock sucker acoasta is in full rant
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Trump! should start asking some of the buttwipes to repeat their question. At least three or four times.

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 07:31 AM (vd8XM)

1059 morning Captain !

Posted by: JT at April 14, 2020 07:31 AM (arJlL)

1060 1049
The movie Witness has the funniest line pointing up the differences in cultures...
Harrison Ford asks McGillis where he can find a phone; she tells him a nearby family. He does a wtf double take and she explains,

"Oh, they're Mennonites."
-------------------------
Best part of that movie was teh bewbs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 14, 2020 07:31 AM (fLT6I)

1061 1057 States with less than 100 deaths need to open up for sure. Granted 100 desths in 50 states is 5,000 but as Rush pointed out 7,000 people die every day her from something.
-----------------------------
Fence the Globalist Wet Markets and let the Americans have their country back. Sound familiar?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 14, 2020 07:33 AM (fLT6I)

1062 Keep milking it Don.

He likes to practice.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at April 14, 2020 07:33 AM (0CeRG)

1063 We are a nation of wimps, pussies, and soyboys. Life can be a bitch. We get old, we get hurt, we get sick. The question is can you recover and get back on with your life.

It is time to move on!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

1064 This video thing needs to happen again. It can't be a one-off. Double down.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 14, 2020 07:34 AM (H8QX8)

1065 Around here air and hydraulic tools, run by a gas or diesel engine are okay, as is battery powered lighting.

Some really creative use of small gas engines; I saw a new DeWalt chopsaw the other day that had been converted, looked like a small chainsaw motor replacing the electric one.

Big woodworking / machine shops are all belt driven from line shafting, again engine driven.

Traces of solar panels to charge batteries are creeping in.

On the other hand, one community around here is considered pretty wild because they are allowed to play harmonicas.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 07:34 AM (cqteU)

1066
Best part of that movie was teh bewbs.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Kelly Mcgillis ftw!

Posted by: Gooshy at April 14, 2020 07:35 AM (C0UUk)

1067 We are a nation of wimps, pussies, and soyboys. Life can be a bitch. We get old, we get hurt, we get sick. The question is can you recover and get back on with your life.

It is time to move on!
Posted by: rhennigantx

When I went in for my knee replacements. The kept asking how the pain was on the 1 to 10 scale.
With some of the stuff that's happened to me over the years, it's hard to get much higher than a 5

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 07:35 AM (vd8XM)

1068 Texas has 30 M people and about 300 deaths. I cannot find out the numbers but my guess is average age of death was greater than 78 or 79.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 07:35 AM (JFO2v)

1069 States with less than 100 deaths need to open up for sure. Granted 100 desths in 50 states is 5,000 but as Rush pointed out 7,000 people die every day her from something.

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:30 AM (ZCEU2)

The rule from the IHME model is that a state may not open up until it has less than 0.3 deaths per million residents per day. So, for example...

New York ... 6 deaths per day
Maryland ... 2 deaths per day
Delaware ... 1/3rd deaths per day

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 07:36 AM (zqs/f)

1070 If only the Lung Chow Mien could gain a beach head in Manhattan Media news reporting would improve.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 14, 2020 07:39 AM (fLT6I)

1071 Shaping up to be nice if cooler day so going out to play

Posted by: Skip at April 14, 2020 07:40 AM (ZCEU2)

1072 That Gretchen Witless maniac...what a piece of work!

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at April 14, 2020 07:40 AM (O+I8R)

1073 Mornin' shut-ins.

Keep waiting to wake up from this nightmare, but nope.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 14, 2020 07:40 AM (SAK2A)

1074 How is it that CA is always the first to report their deaths while CT is always the last? Does CT suffer from poor math skills?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 14, 2020 07:41 AM (fLT6I)

1075 How come the WH press corps doesn't wear masks? Are they privileged or something?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 14, 2020 07:43 AM (fLT6I)

1076 The rule from the IHME model is that a state may not open up until it has less than 0.3 deaths per million residents per day. So, for example...

New York ... 6 deaths per day
Maryland ... 2 deaths per day
Delaware ... 1/3rd deaths per day
Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 07:36 AM (zqs/f)

That's an idiotic standard. Remember, the reason for all of the shutdowns was so that the Hospital system would not be overloaded by too many cases. Therefore, the ONLY significant number is the number of new hospitalizations per day. If that number is equal to or less than the number of people leaving hospital per day, then there is absolutely no danger of crashing the system, and therefore things should begin to open up as soon as that point is reached.

The numbers of deaths is absolutely immaterial to that decision. It's an emotional number, but meaningless.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 07:44 AM (V2Yro)

1077 Some state governors did not like Trump saying he had power to 'reopen' states - they got some Constitutional lawyers to tell them that and are shouting from the rooftops - I hope everyone hears that they think they can force people to stay in their homes (etc) and there is nothing the federal government can do about it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 14, 2020 07:44 AM (1g7ch)

1078 Delaware ... 1/3rd deaths per day

That one-third dead guy in Delaware must have an interesting story.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 14, 2020 07:44 AM (SAK2A)

1079 That one-third dead guy in Delaware must have an interesting story.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 14, 2020 07:44 AM (SAK2A)

He works for Dupont

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2020 07:45 AM (85Gof)

1080 He works for Dupont
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2020 07:45 AM (85Gof)

Or it might be Biden.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 14, 2020 07:46 AM (SAK2A)

1081 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

This video thing needs to happen again. It can't be a one-off. Double down.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 14, 2020 07:34 AM (H8QX


If I were the press secretary, I would not have that "The White House" oval behind my podium. I would have a yuge poster with Iowahawk's "Modern journalism is all about deciding what stories the media should hide because they might reflect badly on Democrats."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 14, 2020 07:47 AM (2JVJo)

1082 Sup, y'all?

Posted by: Weasel at April 14, 2020 07:48 AM (MVjcR)

1083 After yesterday there is absolutely no doubt remaining that the media is the enemy of the President.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (JUOKG)

1084 And lo, Weasel didst 'sup with his disciples.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (NWiLs)

1085 1083 After yesterday there is absolutely no doubt remaining that the media is the enemy of the President.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (JUOKG)

and hates you and you and you!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 07:50 AM (JFO2v)

1086 Amazing that state's rights are a thing again.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at April 14, 2020 07:50 AM (xceTB)

1087 The numbers of deaths is absolutely immaterial to that decision. It's an emotional number, but meaningless.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 07:44 AM (V2Yro)


At the hospital load value, it seems the only important number is the number of people that haven't recovered "yet" and still require hospitalization (not in home care/recovery).
Where are they?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 07:50 AM (BiNEL)

1088 1083 After yesterday there is absolutely no doubt remaining that the media is the enemy of the President.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (JUOKG)

Meaning that they are the Enemies of the American People.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 07:50 AM (V2Yro)

1089 Amazing that state's rights are a thing again.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at April 14, 2020 07:50 AM (xceTB)

But only in Democrat states

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 07:50 AM (BiNEL)

1090 After yesterday there is absolutely no doubt remaining that the media is the enemy of the President.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (JUOKG)


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 14, 2020 07:50 AM (2JVJo)

1091 After yesterday there is absolutely no doubt remaining that the media is the enemy of the President.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (JUOKG)


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 14, 2020 07:51 AM (2JVJo)

1092 Oh, for fucks sake

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 14, 2020 07:51 AM (2JVJo)

1093 @1076

The models are nonsense, anyone allowing a "model" to dictate or inform their actions is ignorant and dangerous.


The models said there would be 2.5 million deaths.

The models said our hospitals would be overrun.

The models said we would need tens of thousands of ventilators.


It was all made up bullshit to achieve an effect.


Which they did.


A lot of people need to pay a heavy price for this scam.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 07:52 AM (32cxs)

1094 Trump absolutely destroyed cnn yesterday. There is nothing but "Trump lied" stories all over the place this morning.


Not a single one refute anything Trump said or showed, all they say is that he is a big meanie and liar.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 07:53 AM (JUOKG)

1095 Yeah, the Amish do have certain rules set down by the local hierarchy.

The hierarchy in Mesopotamia, where that story happened, are pretty smart. They must have been aware of the perils of inbreeding and brought in some outsiders, because the kids in the area all look normal and not a batch of recessive genes. They work in local stores and are indistinguishable from regular kids.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 14, 2020 07:53 AM (y7DUB)

1096 That one-third dead guy in Delaware must have an interesting story.
____________

I'm only dead below the waist.

Not such an interesting story. Wife kicked me in the 'nads. Hard.

Posted by: one-third dead guy in DE at April 14, 2020 07:54 AM (k4dH2)

1097 The hierarchy in Mesopotamia, where that story happened, are pretty smart. They must have been aware of the perils of inbreeding and brought in some outsiders, because the kids in the area all look normal and not a batch of recessive genes. They work in local stores and are indistinguishable from regular kids.
Posted by: Captain Hate

There's only so much work for a banjo player

Posted by: Bruce at April 14, 2020 07:54 AM (vd8XM)

1098 Hallo, AltonJackson

Posted by: hogmartin at April 14, 2020 07:54 AM (t+qrx)

1099 On the other hand, one community around here is considered pretty wild because they are allowed to play harmonicas.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 07:34 AM (cqteU)


Next thing you know, they will be allowing dancing in the town square!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 07:54 AM (BiNEL)

1100 The numbers of deaths is absolutely immaterial to that decision. It's an emotional number, but meaningless.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 07:44 AM (V2Yro)

Well, if I understand their reasoning correctly, they believe at that number of deaths they can keep the outbreak from spreading through mass testing and "infection detectives" to the point where nobody is dying from it anymore. They say details of that plan will come at a later date.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 07:56 AM (zqs/f)

1101 Good morning all. Here is my service, to trigger the morning news dump:

The french ejector story reminds me of perhaps the funniest Onion story ever - the one about the Blue Angels letting air show attendees take their jets for rides.

Posted by: goatexchange at April 14, 2020 07:57 AM (OuXnh)

1102 So, JJ is going to be late to his own funeral?

Posted by: JAS at April 14, 2020 07:57 AM (2BZBZ)

1103 A lot of people need to pay a heavy price for this scam.
Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 07:52 AM (32cxs)


This is not a just world.

Now let me introduce you to the latest global climate change models, and the sacrifices they will require from the masses, er, um, brave citizens!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 07:57 AM (BiNEL)

1104 Around here air and hydraulic tools, run by a gas or diesel engine are okay, as is battery powered lighting.

That makes no sense to me.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 07:58 AM (wGeit)

1105
hey, hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 14, 2020 07:58 AM (ssAXQ)

1106 Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 07:56 AM (zqs/f)

I think the use of number of deaths as a metric is because it is a specific value traceable to verifiable records (all though rampant cooking of the books affects the accuracy of any subsequent predictions).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 08:00 AM (BiNEL)

1107 Funerals are over rated. At least from the honory's point of view

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 14, 2020 08:01 AM (85Gof)

1108 I like the movie "Witness." And yes, the bewbs were nice too.

Posted by: JAS at April 14, 2020 08:01 AM (2BZBZ)

1109 1099 On the other hand, one community around here is considered pretty wild because they are allowed to play harmonicas.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 14, 2020 07:34 AM (cqteU)

Next thing you know, they will be allowing dancing in the town square!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 07:54 AM (BiNEL)

the old mill is outside city limits

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 08:02 AM (JFO2v)

1110 @1103

Exactly, it just astounds me that you have people even uttering the words, the IMHE model predict.


They are garbage, being put together by people with an agenda.


They are continually being revised based on real world data.


You know what you call a model that has to be continually revised?


You call that bullshit and the literal opposite of science.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 08:02 AM (32cxs)

1111 Well, if I understand their reasoning correctly, they believe at that number of deaths they can keep the outbreak from spreading through mass testing and "infection detectives" to the point where nobody is dying from it anymore. They say details of that plan will come at a later date.
Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 07:56 AM (zqs/f)

That is an exercise in massive goalpost moving. This economy cannot survive - this country cannot survive - by shutting down everything until we "stop" the virus. The stated goal from the beginning was simply to slow down the progression of it so that our health care system was not overloaded.

here's a hard fact, but still a fact - given the UNDER use of the medical system currently, we actually would be much better off as a group if it started to spread, ie more of us being exposed, faster now. That's the only way to get over this, also the best way to avoid the fear of a new outbreak in the fall.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 08:02 AM (V2Yro)

1112 IDK, If you are in paradise and you get to view your own funeral, it could be amusing.

Posted by: JAS at April 14, 2020 08:03 AM (2BZBZ)

1113 1108 I like the movie "Witness." And yes, the bewbs were nice too.

Posted by: JAS at April 14, 2020 08:01 AM (2BZBZ)


Too bad they were attached to such a nutcase.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 08:03 AM (wGeit)

1114 Around here air and hydraulic tools, run by a gas or diesel engine are okay, as is battery powered lighting.



That makes no sense to me.


Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 07:58 AM

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The Amish meat market/smoke house that I used to go to in Lancaster, PA had a phone in it. The guy said they were allowed to have it and got some sort of exemption to have it in his store.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 08:03 AM (JUOKG)

1115 1084 And lo, Weasel didst 'sup with his disciples.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (NWiLs)
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How'd it go yesterday?

Posted by: Weasel at April 14, 2020 08:03 AM (MVjcR)

1116 "Now let me introduce you to the latest global climate change models, and the sacrifices they will require from the masses, er, um, brave citizens!


Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar"

Were All In This Together! Especially you middle class Americans without yachts and mansions and private jets. You can be proud of your sacrifice for us, er, the world.

Posted by: Youe Betters at April 14, 2020 08:04 AM (MxEKc)

1117 Everything must remain locked down until there are no deaths from any cause whatsoever for at least #twoweeks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 14, 2020 08:04 AM (NWiLs)

1118 The nicer the rack, the more missing cards from the stack.

Posted by: JAS at April 14, 2020 08:04 AM (2BZBZ)

1119 You call that bullshit and the literal opposite of science.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 14, 2020 08:02 AM (32cxs)


The Oracle at Delphi was more trustworthy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 08:05 AM (BiNEL)

1120 here's a hard fact, but still a fact - given the
UNDER use of the medical system currently, we actually would be much
better off as a group if it started to spread, ie more of us being
exposed, faster now. That's the only way to get over this, also the
best way to avoid the fear of a new outbreak in the fall.


Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 08:02 AM

---

Oh, it's gonna come back in the fall and the idiots will panic again and shut everything down based on those "models".

We are delaying our move until next spring/summer because we know what is going to happen in the fall. We were going to move in the October November time frame but I suspect we will be under lock down by that time when the virus reappears.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 14, 2020 08:05 AM (JUOKG)

1121 Nood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 14, 2020 08:06 AM (idXA8)

1122 Everything must remain locked down until there are no deaths from any cause whatsoever for at least #twoweeks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 14, 2020 08:04 AM (NWiLs)


Dayum Insom, I didn't know you had gotten a government job!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2020 08:06 AM (BiNEL)

1123 nood

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 14, 2020 08:06 AM (JFO2v)

1124 here's a hard fact, but still a fact - given the UNDER use of the medical system currently, we actually would be much better off as a group if it started to spread, ie more of us being exposed, faster now. That's the only way to get over this, also the best way to avoid the fear of a new outbreak in the fall.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 08:02 AM (V2Yro)


Sure, if you assume we won't develop treatments or a vaccine in any reasonable time frame. If that's not the case, by exposing more people you're going to see a lot more death than necessary.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 14, 2020 08:06 AM (wGeit)

1125 Exactly, it just astounds me that you have people even uttering the words, the IMHE model predict.

I tune out any fucking comment containing that type of dogshit. There should be an open thread for that monkey spanking that sane people can avoid.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 14, 2020 08:07 AM (y7DUB)

1126 1019 Saying goodbye to Grid girls was the stupidest thing done lately. It was usually well done promotion and nothing more.

===
Eh, the FemiNazis need the societal scalps for whatever demonic ritual they celebrate in order to get those hair colors.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 14, 2020 08:07 AM (d6mdH)

1127 The nicer the rack, the more missing cards from the stack.

Posted by: JAS at April 14, 2020 08:04 AM (2BZBZ)


Words to ponder.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 14, 2020 08:07 AM (2JVJo)

1128 1115 1084 And lo, Weasel didst 'sup with his disciples.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 14, 2020 07:49 AM (NWiLs)
----
How'd it go yesterday?
Posted by: Weasel at April 14, 2020 08:03 AM (MVjcR)

Heya! It went fine. Lots of videoconference orientation and training. Most of this systems stuff doesn't get mastered until you do it a lot, anyway.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 14, 2020 08:08 AM (NWiLs)

1129 here's a hard fact, but still a fact - given the UNDER use of the medical system currently, we actually would be much better off as a group if it started to spread, ie more of us being exposed, faster now. That's the only way to get over this, also the best way to avoid the fear of a new outbreak in the fall.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 14, 2020 08:02 AM (V2Yro)

I think I agree, especially with respects to schools and colleges. I'm keeping a close eye on Sweden, which is not closing any businesses or schools. So far they're doing all right and are coming in under the IHME death predictions. But oddly, the model says...

"Our projections assume that Sweden will implement 3 out of 4 social distancing measures by April 19, 2020."

I dunno where they're getting the idea that Sweden will reverse course; they are already down in new cases from their highs water mark.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 14, 2020 08:11 AM (zqs/f)

1130 I just want to thank you for all the Zappa. MORE!

Posted by: rechill at April 14, 2020 09:56 AM (lYLWl)

1131 Because he knew music didn't always have to be super serious, Zappa is too often overlooked despite being one of the greatest modern era guitarist (2nd behind Beck in my eyes) probably the greatest composer and band leader of the last 70 years and one of the more intelligent entertainers ever (unlike today's celebrities who think they're intelligent but couldn't give they're own, unrehearsed, answer to what they ate for breakfast.) He also had the greatest ear for finding musicians, with his band always having the best of the best (another tie in with Jeff Beck, I'm guessing one of the Vinnies mentioned in this version of Muffin Man was Vinnie Colaiuta, one of Jeff's long time drummers.)

He should honestly be mentioned alongside Hendrix, the Stones and the Beatles when people talk about great music, because he was better than them in almost all aspects.

Posted by: Rbastid at April 15, 2020 10:34 PM (mF3Es)

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