The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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This blurb arrived this morning via an e-book list to which I subscribe. Obviously I need to tune up the profile, but it is illustrative of the casual hatred of, and disgust for the masses in the flyover states that our supposed elites feel.

The dismissal of alternative views of politics and culture by the people who style themselves educated and urbane and clever and oh-so-above all of us gun-toting rubes speaks volumes about their intellectual heft. If the blurb writer -- probably a 20-something liberal-arts major from an expensive but not great school who lives in a fifth-floor walk-up in Brooklyn with two roommates -- has ever met someone who owns a gun or voted for Trump or goes to church or thinks that abortion may not be an unalloyed good or can swing a hammer or turn a bolt, I would be surprised.

In a world where sexual harassment allegations regularly dominate news coverage and in which fifty-three percent of white women voted for Donald Trump, F-Bomb presents an urgent and necessary discussion on women’s lives today. Everywhere we turn, there’s evidence anti-feminist bombs have exploded, sometimes detonated by the unlikeliest suspects. Between women who say they don’t need feminism and women who can’t agree on what feminism should be, the challenges of fighting for gender equality have never been greater.
“However you define feminism, read this book...Race, privilege, gender, sexuality; the work to be done, your invitation to the conversation, is here.” —Karen Walton, screenwriter of Orphan Black
The unexamined assumption that feminism in all its forms is a good thing but maybe not for everyone (oh, that's so generous!) is what really fascinates me. Sorry ladies, but feminism is not like gravity...it ain't the law. Nor is some ethereal "gender equality" goal. Besides, what does that mean? That I have the right to give birth? Or maybe it means that women have the right to work in dangerous industries and die as a result of their employment at the same rate as men. Or even that women should no longer assume primacy in all dealings with family courts and custody hearings and child support and alimony and...

Oops! Did I just assume something there? Probably, but since I have no idea what "gender" means to these hyper-partisan, ignorant hacks I probably did. I hope I offended someone, somewhere.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 Not first

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:00 AM (2BgZB)

2 top 3

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 05, 2020 11:01 AM (8D42x)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 05, 2020 11:01 AM (arJlL)

4 Fist

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 05, 2020 11:01 AM (oAY8z)

5 Top Tenneth?

Posted by: stumck at May 05, 2020 11:02 AM (lSZIs)

6 Walton's argument boils down to "This would be so much easier if you all simply agreed with me!"

Very intellectually dishonest.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:02 AM (2BgZB)

7 Feminism is not like gravity....it's like gravy..makes everything better...except jello and ice cream.

Posted by: BignJames at May 05, 2020 11:02 AM (X/Pw5)

8 Joe Biden is a feminist.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:02 AM (cuKeo)

9 For a few days the Moochelle Obama rumpswabbery pieces in the MSM have been rolling.

NOW it's 'How about Mooch for VP?'

funny how that works

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 05, 2020 11:03 AM (oAY8z)

10 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 05, 2020 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

11 NOT a male feminist:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 05, 2020 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

12 Molesting feminists everywhere:

https://youtu.be/m68Pw-KZvvo

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 05, 2020 11:04 AM (Zz0t1)

13 WTF is it with the use of the word "conversation" for "we will lecture you as to what you must believe, and we will humiliate you in the process so you know your place?"

Reading a book isn't a "conversation."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (2BgZB)

14 "In a world where trust fund babies in their mid-twenties deign to lecture others, one persyn of gender-shifting stands up. From the loft apartment xhem rents in Brooklyn a series of tweets demands that all others bow to xhems whims as if it were the ukase of a particularly ill-tempered Romanov czar."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Go Nuts with Hermit's Harangues from the Outrage Outlet! at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (wuzbx)

15 Karen is a Karen.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (aKsyK)

16 I like that stripping can be defined as feminism because it is empowering or something.

Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (MxEKc)

17 UNDER 20?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 05, 2020 11:06 AM (pw+jk)

18 Joe Biden is a feminist.

Bill Clinton, too.

Plenty of rapey feminist 'allies'.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:06 AM (oVJmc)

19 Women are discriminated against !!!

Gender is a social construct !!

Women can have penises too !

Posted by: A pig at the Orwell farm at May 05, 2020 11:06 AM (sZaoP)

20 That I have the right to give birth?

And be called Loretta.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 05, 2020 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

21 Reading a book isn't a "conversation."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (2BgZB)

As you point out, it is code for being hectored and browbeaten and criticized for having the wrong ideas.

Orwell warned us a long time ago, but we didn't listen!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 05, 2020 11:06 AM (dLLD6)

22 Feminism is just a way for ugly women to access attention tht is, otherwise, denied to them.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2020 11:07 AM (gsuwF)

23 PLAY NICE!

*ahem*

*off to actually skim the post*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 05, 2020 11:07 AM (9CkBG)

24 Saw that same book, in no doubt the same ebook email. Yeah, no thanks to that. Once people get A Cause, they just turn their brains off and The Cause is all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 05, 2020 11:07 AM (E+OcO)

25 I don't need to have a *conversation* to be told what to think. Those sentences don't say what you think they do.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 05, 2020 11:07 AM (Xt7n2)

26 Please clap.

Posted by: JEB! at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (jjaLl)

27 Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction thriller television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of one of her fellow clones, Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing Childs' suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on identity.[1]

Sounds like crap.

I'm thinking this Karen Walton person isn't nearly as edgy as she thinks she is.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (2BgZB)

28 Monkeys -- one day they're collecting coins and dancing to organ music, the next day they're ripping your face off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (cuKeo)

29 Feminism is just a way for ugly women to access attention tht is, otherwise, denied to them.
====

Not just ugly women, but empty, damaged, unloved husks who resent their own femininity. No one is more misogynistic than a feminist.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (vg8iE)

30 Old good-think, now bad-think: Believe All Women.

New good-think. Always Believe Joe

Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (MxEKc)

31 It's why I never remarried.

Posted by: Sooner at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (Fs5vw)

32 WTF is it with the use of the word "conversation" for "we will lecture you as to what you must believe, and we will humiliate you in the process so you know your place?"

Reading a book isn't a "conversation."

Interesting choice of words. Reading a book is a "conversation" with an author in a sense however these twits use the word conversation when they really mean monologue.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (KXkkH)

33 For a few days the Moochelle Obama rumpswabbery pieces in the MSM have been rolling.



NOW it's 'How about Mooch for VP?'



funny how that works


If you'll notice, there's always a 'new trend' that comes just before a push for something.
'Joe Biden's Empathy' was a recent one.
These propaganda ops push a Narrative with a Hey New Solution delivered immmediately following.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (oVJmc)

34 True feminism means some victims should shut the fuck up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

35 Elections are now simply a kind of advance auction for stolen goods.

Mooch has no discernable skills to bring to the table other than the possibility of actually being elected. The "experts" will do the rest as far as policy decisions and looting the Treasury.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (3duqG)

36 Feminist bombs? We're all gonna die!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (EgshT)

37 >>Not just ugly women, but empty, damaged, unloved husks who resent their own femininity. No one is more misogynistic than a feminist.


They are just ugly on the inside.

I stand by my assessment.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (gsuwF)

38 Feminism, like all Leftist cant, is just a declaration of war against somebody else.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (oVJmc)

39
Monkeys -- one day they're collecting coins and dancing to organ music, the next day they're ripping your face off.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Riding motorcycles and stealing children.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (aKsyK)

40 How come they can't find nor release any of Joe Biden's papers yet they had no problem unsealing divorce documents of senatorial candidate Jack Ryan when he was leading Obama in that senate race in Illinois?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 05, 2020 11:10 AM (Xt7n2)

41 ---Karen Walton, screenwriter of Orpahn Black


Okay, Karen.


Posted by: Methos at May 05, 2020 11:10 AM (kOpft)

42 Some people need to be offended early and often. That's one thing the Republican establishment never seemed to understand. You can't appeal to everyone. Appealing to reason offends the unreasonable. Does this mean we shouldn't appeal to reason? Of course not.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 05, 2020 11:10 AM (J+mig)

43 Feminism, like all Leftist cant

Wrong vowel

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 05, 2020 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

44 Feminist bombs? We're all gonna die!!!
Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (EgshT)


Biological warfare because you KNOW there's menstrual blood in there.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 05, 2020 11:10 AM (Zz0t1)

45 THE CAUSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXgz055rcxA

Posted by: NOFX at May 05, 2020 11:10 AM (XHw48)

46 Riding motorcycles and stealing children.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (aKsyK)

Smoking cigars and drinking liquor.

Posted by: BignJames at May 05, 2020 11:10 AM (X/Pw5)

47 Booyah. Comment 42!

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 05, 2020 11:11 AM (J+mig)

48 Top fiddy

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 05, 2020 11:11 AM (5/YBP)

49 Perfect equity of outcome - even if it were possible - is a nightmare scenario, probably for most people and certainly for all women. They need to pick up the slack on workplace deaths need to give men some of those extra years they live.

No one wants equity. Everyone wants advantage. Movements like modern feminism and its various post-modern cousins seek to institutionalize those advantages. They just lie about the motivation and outcome. Nothing more.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:11 AM (hYcqw)

50 I like that stripping can be defined as feminism because it is empowering or something.
Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (MxEKc)

It pays the bills, and crap, do I have bills.

(hangs tassels on walker)

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at May 05, 2020 11:11 AM (LZcDP)

51 True feminism means some victims should shut the fuck up.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)



Take those fingers up your cooch like a man, dammit!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:11 AM (cuKeo)

52
If you'll notice, there's always a 'new trend' that comes just before a push for something.
'Joe Biden's Empathy' was a recent one.
These propaganda ops push a Narrative with a Hey New Solution delivered immmediately following.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:09 AM (oVJmc)


And a "Please Donate" button fully active; which is the actual point of the exercise in my opinion.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Go Nuts with Hermit's Harangues from the Outrage Outlet! at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (wuzbx)

53 How fitting that her name is Karen...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (Do5/p)

54 Glad to be here. It was getting kind of peckish in the last thread, what with all the shit slinging going on near the end.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (5/YBP)

55 Monkeys -- one day they're collecting coins and dancing to organ music, the next day they're ripping your face off.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Riding motorcycles and stealing children.

Writing offensive screeds on the intereebz.

Posted by: fluffy at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (LFx46)

56 Nobody has the right to sexually assault women except for Bidens, Clintons, and Kennedys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (+y/Ru)

57 F-Bomb presents an urgent and necessary discussion on women's lives today



==

What does that even mean ??

Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (zr5Kq)

58 Don't all movie promo's start with, "In a world with...", but with a man's voice?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (xfb67)

59 ...I hope I offended someone, somewhere.

While that isn't always my assumed goal, I figure I accomplish this on a regular basis.

When you approach the keyboard with a loaded finger, expect blowback.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (Z4rgH)

60 Avoiding discriminating (telling the difference) on the basis of sex has been a disaster.

And if not an outright logistical disaster, it leaves a tangled taboo-laden mess for the mind.

When people tell me that real anti-discrimination is turning my mind off on more and more occasions, I know that I am listening to somebody who hasn't thought this through critically.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM (Eicbe)

61 40 How come they can't find nor release any of Joe Biden's papers yet they had no problem unsealing divorce documents of senatorial candidate Jack Ryan when he was leading Obama in that senate race in Illinois?
________________

That's obviously different, you raaaaacist!

Check your privilege!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM (k4dH2)

62 Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction thriller television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of one of her fellow clones, Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing Childs' suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on identity.[1]

Sounds like crap.

I'm thinking this Karen Walton person isn't nearly as edgy as she thinks she is.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (2BgZB)

See all the worthless shit I can avoid seeing, merely by not owning a television? You can do it, too, if you try.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM (LZcDP)

63 Are Punk Monkey's nipples pierced?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Andrew C. at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM (DMUuz)

64 Well, at least the blurb writer manages to acknowledge that there are women out there who don't need feminism (That would be all of us with a sense of self worth and morals), as well as women who can't agree on what feminism is (read: they don't believe the blurb writer should be on top of the heap, they think they should instead.)
On the other hand, the poor thing literally can't think past the next two news cycles to realize that books have a longer life span than 14 days on the shelves (if they're any good), and therefore maybe she ought to try to appeal to a wider audience or not tie it to a president she probably think will be voted out in favour of... Biden? this fall. Yeah, might be giving her too much credit on thinking at all.

Posted by: Not From Around Here at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM (5dNjl)

65 Why not President Weinstein?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:14 AM (oVJmc)

66 Reading a book isn't a "conversation."
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (2BgZB)


Depends...do your lips move while you're reading...or do you talk to yourself when you disagree with something pointed out in the manuscript?

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 05, 2020 11:14 AM (5/YBP)

67 65 Why not President Weinstein?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:14 AM (oVJmc)

I'd suggest Epstein for Biden's running mate, except he got Clintoned.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 05, 2020 11:15 AM (J+mig)

68 Orphan Black was okay. I didn't finish it though. Typical BBC production, everyone's gay and obsessed with something stupid.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:15 AM (xfb67)

69 Monkeys -- one day they're collecting coins and dancing to organ music, the next day they're ripping your face off.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Riding motorcycles and stealing children.

Writing offensive screeds on the intereebz.
Posted by: fluffy at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM


Driving trains high on cocaine.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 05, 2020 11:15 AM (ejd/p)

70 Monkeys -- one day they're collecting coins and dancing to organ music, the next day they're ripping your face off.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Riding motorcycles and stealing children.

Writing offensive screeds on the intereebz.
Posted by: fluffy at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (LFx46)


Painting. True story.

Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:16 AM (zr5Kq)

71 That I have the right to give birth?

And be called Loretta.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Just cause its your birthday, don't get carried away.

Posted by: JT at May 05, 2020 11:16 AM (arJlL)

72 It's been interesting watching the "Mrs. America" series on Hulu. They treat Phyllis Schlafly quite fairly, so far. And the feminist portrayals make them look like the harridans they really are.

I'm shocked.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 05, 2020 11:16 AM (7ZQe3)

73 Are Punk Monkey's nipples pierced?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Andrew C. at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM (DMUuz)


If I was a betting man (and I am), I'd be shooting for less than 2:1 odds.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 05, 2020 11:17 AM (Z4rgH)

74 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 05, 2020 11:17 AM (Zz0t1)

75 F-Bomb presents an urgent and necessary discussion on women's lives today
==
What does that even mean ??
Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (zr5Kq)
---
Sales pitch.

It's (somewhat) deliberatively vague but contains words you think you know: "women's lives". And it's about them today, so it plays upon the doubt that you won't be current unless you know the latest on the subject of "women's lives".

Urgent and necessary means buy this book right now to know "today"'s "discussion".

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 11:17 AM (Eicbe)

76 I'm not saying that the NYT didn't deserve an award for Project 1619; I'm just saying that a Julius Streicher award would be more appropriate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

77 I looked up the book on Amazon.

Published 6 Mar 2018.

Has six reviews, three of which are not verified purchases. Danger flag #1, astroturf reviews.

Two of the verified purchases come from reviewers with very little review activity - Danger flag #2, review from friend or family.

This looks like a self-published POS book from someone with an axe to grind.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:17 AM (2BgZB)

78 https://bit.ly/3c7ub2d
*******
Trump Targets Kellyanne's 'Deranged Loser Of A Husband' - Sara A. Carter

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 05, 2020 11:18 AM (Lrula)

79 SPONGE!!!!

Thanks!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 05, 2020 11:18 AM (NWiLs)

80
I'm thinking this Karen Walton person isn't nearly as edgy as she thinks she is.


Come on, repetition of the same old lefty tropes and cliches we've been hearing constantly for decades is ALWAYS edgy!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:18 AM (oVJmc)

81 As you point out, it is code for being hectored and browbeaten and criticized for having the wrong ideas.
==

Hector and Karen
shitting in a tree
s-c-o-l-d-i-n-g

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:18 AM (G546f)

82 >>Sorry ladies, but feminism is not like gravity...it ain't the law. Nor is some ethereal "gender equality" goal



THIS
If one says they are not a feminist, you get, "What, you don't support women's equality?!"

HOWEVER, if you gander at what today's feminists identify as their biggest gripes/injustices, it has absolutely nothing to do with equality - it's about free abortion up to and beyond delivery, a woman having the ability to redefine a sexual encounter as non-consensual hours, day, weeks, months, years decades after the fact, it's about a myriad of ways one can hate men and the nuclear family, hating all things GOP and Christian, and so on.

NOT equality, not even a little bit.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:18 AM (bDqIh)

83 This looks like a self-published POS book from someone with an axe to grind.
Posted by: WitchDoktor

New on Amazon...
"How to self publish a book when you have an axe to grind"

45 reviews already

Posted by: Bruce at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (vd8XM)

84 64 Well, at least the blurb writer manages to acknowledge that there are women out there who don't need feminism



>>>>>


That's not actually in the blurb. All they acknowledge is that there are women out there who think they don't need feminism. I suspect if you read more into her actual argument it would be that those women are wrong and they totally need feminism.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (7FO5t)

85 Happy birthday Inseam!!!
*pushes cupcake And nice bottle of scotch thru USB port*

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (Xt7n2)

86 I like that stripping can be defined as feminism because it is empowering or something.
Posted by: Ripley





Show your shit, bitch.
Here's a buck.


Whoa! Empowering.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (At/8G)

87 Insomniac was born on Cinco de Mayo ?? How festive !

Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (zr5Kq)

88 83 This looks like a self-published POS book from someone with an axe to grind.
Posted by: WitchDoktor

New on Amazon...
"How to self publish a book when you have an axe to grind"

45 reviews already
Posted by: Bruce at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (vd8XM)

=========

I wish I had the money to pay for reviews...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (UWqZJ)

89 This looks like a self-published POS book from someone with an axe to grind.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:17 AM (2BgZB)

Write your own review: "the paper is a little harsh, but in view of the current TP shortage, it's acceptable for the purpose".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (LZcDP)

90
*Munkey*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 05, 2020 11:20 AM (EGyGV)

91 77 I looked up the book on Amazon.

Published 6 Mar 2018.

Has six reviews, three of which are not verified purchases. Danger flag #1, astroturf reviews.

Two of the verified purchases come from reviewers with very little review activity - Danger flag #2, review from friend or family.

This looks like a self-published POS book from someone with an axe to grind.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn!


***

This is very good information.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 05, 2020 11:20 AM (axyOa)

92

My wife watches trashy TV a little, specifically 90 day finacee. There's apparently some dude that makes a living in Russia or some Euro country telling women who can't find a husband to be real women. He's cheesy as hell, and a little over the top with the barefoot-and-pregnant-in-the-kitchen stuff, but it's obviously a message that needs to get out.

If this wanker can make women pay him to tell them to be regular, normal women and not some bullshit feminazi version of a man with a vag, there's obviously a counter-market for a message opposite of this book. Aside from the MGTOW/PUA garbage people, that is.

Posted by: imp at May 05, 2020 11:20 AM (SFOr6)

93 Some current ballot return data for next week's CA-25 special election. This is to fill Katie Hill's seat.


It's all mail in due to the virus. This seat is lean Dem due to having 30k more registered Dems in this district plus the mail in. Not sure if they're allowing ballot harvesting due to the lockdown.


Total ballots mailed 425k.

Returned to date 94.5k or 22%.


Dems 32,853

Indies 18,612

GOP 43,011


To win the GOP will need strong turnout plus win the indie vote.

Posted by: Ha at May 05, 2020 11:20 AM (4Q1w7)

94
The City of East Peoria has started a phased reopening, despite
Governor JB Pritzker's Stay at Home order which is in place through the
end of May.

Non-essential businesses including hair salons and
gyms were allowed to reopen there with social distancing guidelines
starting Friday, May 1.


A second phase starting May 15 would allow bars and restaurants to
reopen at 50% capacity. Churches, playgrounds, theaters, casinos and
some other activities are also included in phase 2 openings.






Of course Jabba the Pritzker says, They're endangering us all!!!! I hear that Orland Park IL is now demanding that Fatso show them the data that he's basing his extension of the lock down on and give them a timeline to reopen. The mayor of Orland Park says we really don't have the Constitutional authority to enforce any of this lock down. Orland Park has had 13 deaths and 12 were in nursing homes according to the mayor


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 05, 2020 11:20 AM (jHagA)

95 I wish I had the money to pay for reviews...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (UWqZJ)



I'll write you a review. It'll be worthy of a cover jacket blurb. Do I have to read the book first?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (cuKeo)

96 Your RL name is not Ignacio or Zaragoza is it ??

Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (zr5Kq)

97 Of course the book was reviewed by a Karen

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (ifmtJ)

98 Feminism is important for fomenting disharmony, mistrust, and hatred.

No thank you.

In my current job, there is one person who attempts to hold me back, and it's a woman.

Posted by: Emmie at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (ouBhA)

99 I see blue-hair porn in this woman's future.

Posted by: Sooner at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (Fs5vw)

100 I liked Orphan Black.
*shrugs*

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (bDqIh)

101
Show your shit, bitch.

Here's a buck.





Whoa! Empowering.


For the woman.

But the man is still a misogynist.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (oVJmc)

102 95 I wish I had the money to pay for reviews...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (UWqZJ)


I'll write you a review. It'll be worthy of a cover jacket blurb. Do I have to read the book first?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (cuKeo)

==========

Who needs to actually read something to know how good it is?

Suckers, that's who.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (UWqZJ)

103 Very good link on Ace's front page about the woman who opens up the beach in SoCal.

Amerika...where the po po wear the masks and the criminals carry flags.


PS...damned shame about BlueBell. I didn't know she grew listeria. But on the pside, she will have the nicest cell in Cell Block D up at the Big House.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (axyOa)

104 NOT equality, not even a little bit.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:18 AM (bDqIh)
+++++++++++
The word that I see most for this is "equity."

Equality is on the input side and is used in the traditional sense (e.g., of opportunity).

They use "equity" to discuss the outcome. As in, "we need equitable distribution of pay" or "equitable board representation."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)

105  F-Bomb presents an urgent and necessary discussion on women's lives today 
== 
What does that even mean ?? 
Posted by: runner

It's like Project 1619.

Jeet Heer@HeerJeet

In all seriousness, the way to judge a work of history is by the productive debates[\b] it provokes. "1619" generated some very dumb knee-jerk reactions but also a lot of serious conversation. I think it's going to be at the center of conversation for many years.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

106 Morning Monkey fans! Indictments today?

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (zUdXR)

107 like that stripping can be defined as feminism because it is empowering or something.
Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (MxEKc)


Don't denigrate stripping as a way of making a living. Way back in the day, I was a stripper.







No, not THAT kind of stripper...I stripped antique furniture.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (5/YBP)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (+y/Ru)

109 Insomniac was born on Cinco de Mayo ?? How festive !
Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (zr5Kq)

Little-known fact: "Cinco de Mayo" is Mexican for "sink full of mayonnaise".

They tend to get that way due to their persistent use of under-sized drain pipes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (LZcDP)

110 And...I gotta say...the flip side books, the fantasy worlds where liberals are on the receiving end of Purge Night or some other natural disasters are also not fun to read. And I'm their target audience.

Good writing needs to be real, even your bad guys shouldn't be cardboard cutouts.

Writing a polemic requires a lighter touch, not a heavier hand.

It FEELS good to write this stuff, but it doesn't persuade and it often doesn't entertain.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (ifmtJ)

111 >>Who needs to actually read something to know how good it is?


What's the Cover look like?

That's how judge a book properly. By its cover.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (XHw48)

112 105 Jeet Heer@HeerJeet

In all seriousness, the way to judge a work of history is by the productive debates it provokes. "1619" generated some very dumb knee-jerk reactions but also a lot of serious conversation. I think it's going to be at the center of conversation for many years.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

=====

Like, the conversation about fraud in modern historical research?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (UWqZJ)

113 >>They use "equity" to discuss the outcome. As in, "we need equitable distribution of pay" or "equitable board representation."


Good point - they switched out the word recently.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

114 I wish I had the money to pay for reviews...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (UWqZJ)

I just downloaded Crystal Embers to my Kindle last night.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)

115 I never knew that Insomniac and JJ Sefton shared a Birthday.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (XHw48)

116 Ooh, and it's only $1.99 for Kindle.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (xfb67)

117 Thanks, Cheriebebe!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (NWiLs)

118 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

I think I misread - Fbomb is the name of that woman's opus. Still, who the hell cares.

Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (zr5Kq)

119 Between women who say they don't need feminism and women who can't agree on what feminism should be, the challenges of fighting for gender equality have never been greater.


It's like the Normandy invasion and 9/11, combined, and it can only be solved with nuclear weapons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (cuKeo)

120 I think it's going to be at the center of conversation for many years.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)
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Only to pursue its implementation as the New Truth. If they don't think they'll win this one, it will vanish and not enter wider conversation at all.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

121 27 Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction thriller television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of one of her fellow clones, Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing Childs' suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on identity.[1]

Sounds like crap.

I'm thinking this Karen Walton person isn't nearly as edgy as she thinks she is.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 05, 2020 11:08 AM (2BgZB)

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Eh, I've watched some of it, and the episodes I've seen have been good. The one actress plays a number of clones, and does a really good job giving each a distinct personality.

I'd also note, too, that, according to IMDB, Karen Walton has "written by" credit on four episodes (out of 50), so not exactly the driving force behind the show.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (CAJOC)

122 Sefton shares all the birthdays
he's a gover

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (G546f)

123 Like, the conversation about fraud in modern historical research?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (UWqZJ)

Can you say Michael Bellisiles?

Posted by: BignJames at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (X/Pw5)

124 giver

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:25 AM (G546f)

125 Hector and Karen
shitting in a tree
s-c-o-l-d-i-n-g
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:18 AM (G546f)


Ha! Perfect!

Posted by: Emmie at May 05, 2020 11:25 AM (ouBhA)

126 They speak of equity for all the good stuff yet have no desire for equity regarding the hard and unpleasant stuff.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 05, 2020 11:25 AM (Xt7n2)

127 But the man is still a misogynist.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles



You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 11:25 AM (At/8G)

128 96 Your RL name is not Ignacio or Zaragoza is it ??
Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (zr5Kq)

No los son mi nombre.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 05, 2020 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

129 My feminist rant of the day:
I'M TIRED OF COOKING

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:25 AM (G546f)

130 If the oh so good men of the left are out raping and jamming fingers of our private love holes, those evil republican men must be horrid.

Posted by: Karen from HR at May 05, 2020 11:25 AM (pw+jk)

131 "I like that stripping can be defined as feminism because it is empowering or something.

Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2020 11:05 AM (MxEKc)



Don't denigrate stripping as a way of making a living. Way back in the day, I was a stripper.




Posted by: Traveling Man"


I would never denigrate strippers and consider it an honor to help put them through veterinary and nursing school.

Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (MxEKc)

132 >>"the way to judge a work of history is by the productive debates it provokes."


What a load of horsesh#t.
And define "productive."

I'm thinking he means starting a discussion about how racists America is, and has been since its founding so SHUTUP, WHITEY is what he thinks is productive -- for *his* agenda.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (bDqIh)

133 Alright, break's over, gotta get back to it. Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

134 First thing that showed up on Amazon for F Bomb was some chocolate/macadamia nut butter.

This seems way more urgent.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (xfb67)

135 110 And...I gotta say...the flip side books, the fantasy worlds where liberals are on the receiving end of Purge Night or some other natural disasters are also not fun to read. And I'm their target audience.

Good writing needs to be real, even your bad guys shouldn't be cardboard cutouts.

Writing a polemic requires a lighter touch, not a heavier hand.

It FEELS good to write this stuff, but it doesn't persuade and it often doesn't entertain.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (ifmtJ)

=========

Speeches tend to be boring to read.

Characters need depth to be interesting.

And there's always the need to show instead of tell, and most writers don't have the ability or understanding to do that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (UWqZJ)

136 Morning Monkey fans! Indictments today?
Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 05, 2020 11:22 AM (zUdXR)



They're scheduled to be announced immediately following Steiner's counterattack.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (cuKeo)

137 -ism: A belief + femin(ine): relating to the female sex of a species

--> The doctrine of no sex differences.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (Eicbe)

138 You want to know what really drives them nuts? It's the trad wife movement. Once you mention the words "obedient" or "submissive", they go insane. The thing is, it should be a choice. And just because you disapprove of it doesn't mean you should be able to censor it.

Also, mommie blogs are evil and contribute to men getting cut our of their children's lives. I've seen several where the blogger winds up divorcing, then trying to sell that lifestyle.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (JKNZq)

139 114 I wish I had the money to pay for reviews...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:19 AM (UWqZJ)

I just downloaded Crystal Embers to my Kindle last night.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)

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I hope you enjoy it!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (UWqZJ)

140 wait

HAPPY BIRTHDAY INSOM!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (G546f)

141
I just downloaded Crystal Embers to my Kindle last night.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM



I saw Crystal Embers when she was on stage at The Night Moves in Tacoma in 2009. Damn...she had moves!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (axyOa)

142 123 Like, the conversation about fraud in modern historical research?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (UWqZJ)

Can you say Michael Bellisiles?
Posted by: BignJames at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (X/Pw5)

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Probably not. That's a last name with too many consonants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (UWqZJ)

143 Thanks, Cheriebebe!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (NWiLs)

Anytime my bodaciously employed friend!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (Xt7n2)

144 "Karen"? I think the author should use a different pen name. No cultural awareness. I'll pass.

Posted by: Sapwolf at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (nuv3n)

145 Hey lets compromise and do everything my way.

Posted by: Karen from HR at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (pw+jk)

146 They use "equity" to discuss the outcome. As in, "we need equitable distribution of pay" or "equitable board representation.

I won't be satisfied until we all have horses to ride. IOW, we're equistrians.

Posted by: pep at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (T6t7i)

147 99 I see blue-hair porn in this woman's future.
Posted by: Sooner at May 05, 2020 11:21 AM (Fs5vw)

I know a certain Senator from AZ who'd be a shoe-in for that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:27 AM (ifmtJ)

148 >>>In my current job, there is one person who attempts to hold me back, and it's a woman.
Posted by: Emmie

Anecdotal, but worst boss my wife ever had? A woman.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 05, 2020 11:28 AM (+AVpa)

149 Cherry Ames: Feminist Nurse

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:28 AM (cuKeo)

150 Between women who say they don't need feminism
and women who can't agree on what feminism should be, the challenges of
fighting for gender equality have never been greater.





It's like the Normandy invasion and 9/11, combined, and it can only be solved with nuclear weapons.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM (cuKeo)

Let's start with the Ivy Leagues! I will also accept kinetic energy weapons.

Posted by: pookysgirl is running out of patience at May 05, 2020 11:28 AM (XKZwp)

151 ... there's evidence anti-feminist bombs have exploded...


************

At first glance I thought this said 'anti-feminist boobs have exploded' and that made me sad.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 11:28 AM (Fc5rx)

152 >>Like, the conversation about fraud in modern historical research?

Or the conversation about fraud in national security issues.

It's easy to fool people today. Almost nobody does real research on anything anymore.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 05, 2020 11:28 AM (ZLI7S)

153 Taco Tuesday puttin' on the Ritz.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (aKsyK)

154 Speeches tend to be boring to read.

Characters need depth to be interesting.

And there's always the need to show instead of tell, and most writers don't have the ability or understanding to do that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:26 AM (UWqZJ)

Yep, the ONE unbreakable rule of writing: Don't be boring.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (ifmtJ)

155 I want a taco. It's Tuesday. It's Cinco de Mayo. But there are no tacos. ... sad face.

off to raid my taco barren refrigerator

Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (l6b3d)

156 In my current job, there is one person who attempts to hold me back, and it's a woman.

Posted by: Emmie



Anecdotal, but worst boss my wife ever had? A woman.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 05, 2020 11:28 AM (+AVpa)

===
I'd like a word with both of your managers.

Posted by: Karen from HR at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (pw+jk)

157 Like, the conversation about fraud in modern historical research?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:23 AM (UWqZJ)
++++++++++++
This is akin to the one conversation I still remember from my many meetings with my history academic advisor in college. He was the chair of the department and had a nice library in his office.

One day when we were meeting, I noticed that he had a volume by Paul Johnson and he is a historian I like. I asked my advisor what he thought about Johnson.

His response was, "He's fine. He doesn't do anything particularly innovative, but he's fine."

By my thought, "innovation" in the study of history can really only mean one of three things:
1) You crack a dead language and open up new primary source material
2) You identify a way to find additional primary source material that no one thought of before
3) You're torturing the facts to match your prejudices, or just making shit up

Be very wary of "innovation" in history. This one conversation has really stuck with me...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (hYcqw)

158 Anecdotal, but worst boss my wife ever had? A woman.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 05, 2020 11:28 AM (+AVpa)

Best boss I ever had? A woman.

Worst boss I ever had? A woman.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (dLLD6)

159 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTqipTcwxyA

This is another video of the protest at the CA capitol

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (Lqy/e)

160 "the way to judge a work of history is by the productive debates it provokes."

By that standard, I guess Mein Kampf is one of the best and most important histories ever written.

Posted by: pep at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (T6t7i)

161 154
Yep, the ONE unbreakable rule of writing: Don't be boring.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (ifmtJ)

=========

Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Dekalog should be mandatory viewing for anyone trying to make "serious" art with a message.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (UWqZJ)

162 Mia Malakova, feminist bubble butt.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (pw+jk)

163 I just left a review. Let's see if it gets authorized...

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (xdlsn)

164 best and worst bosses I've had - both women

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (G546f)

165 Listening to Glenn Beck- I know - and he has on KT McFarland and while she's not offering up anything earth shattering she is cementing the fact the FBI tried to destroy Trump through Flynn.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (C5RrW)

166 157 His response was, "He's fine. He doesn't do anything particularly innovative, but he's fine."

By my thought, "innovation" in the study of history can really only mean one of three things:
1) You crack a dead language and open up new primary source material
2) You identify a way to find additional primary source material that no one thought of before
3) You're torturing the facts to match your prejudices, or just making shit up

Be very wary of "innovation" in history. This one conversation has really stuck with me...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (hYcqw)

=========

Insight seems like it would be more important than innovation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (UWqZJ)

167 58 Don't all movie promo's start with, "In a world with...", but with a man's voice?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (xfb67)
____________________


Then you would enjoy the movie "In A World"

(Trailer: https://tinyurl.com/ybsstmrf)

Posted by: stumck at May 05, 2020 11:31 AM (lSZIs)

168 >>the challenges of fighting for gender equality have never been greater.


Biggest challenge is you've won, so now you're digging for examples of inequality and only coming up with things like "manspreading" and "mansplaining."

Feel free to go fight the good gender equality fight in, say, Afghanistan where there are legitimate challenges.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:31 AM (bDqIh)

169 There is nothing in this book about making sammiches!

One star. Do not recommend.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at May 05, 2020 11:31 AM (xdlsn)

170 True Feminism is as ethereal as a funny female comedian.

Posted by: Fritz at May 05, 2020 11:32 AM (2Mnv1)

171 Don't all movie promo's start with, "In a world with...", but with a man's voice?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (xfb67)
+++++++++++++
Except when they don't and it causes friction:
https://youtu.be/fVDzuT0fXro

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:32 AM (hYcqw)

172 Between women who say they don't need feminism and women who can't agree on what feminism should be, the challenges of fighting for gender equality have never been greater.

*********

???

Usually the tip-off to a "studies" major is that you have to read a sentence 3 or 4 times to get the gist of it, and even if you are able to get to the point of understanding what they arre saying, it makes no sense.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 11:32 AM (Fc5rx)

173 115

I never knew that Insomniac and JJ Sefton shared a Birthday.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2020 11:24 AM

With all the birthdays J.J. Sefton has celebrated over the past few months, he's got to be, what, 150 years old by now?

I hope I am as sharp and quick witted as he, when I am his age!

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 05, 2020 11:32 AM (Do5/p)

174 There is nothing in this book about making sammiches!

One star. Do not recommend.
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (G546f)

175 58 Don't all movie promo's start with, "In a world with...", but with a man's voice?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (xfb67)


Not anymore. That voice guy died a few years back.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (q1Pj5)

176 My best and worst boss were both men.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (Ez6QX)

177 This may be The Morning Rant, but I have Morning Wood.

After San Diego politicos sent complaining letters to the Trump administration about CCP virus critically ill Mexicans crossing the border, seeking medical help, and begging for financial help, Trump had this response :

Mexico is sadly experiencing very big CoronaVirus problems, and now California, get this, doesn't want people coming over the Southern Border. A Classic! They are sooo lucky that I am their President. Border is very tight and the Wall is rapidly being built!
252K
8:42 AM - May 4, 2020


Trump, get this, reads AoSHQ!

Or at least that is a reasonable supposition.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (Z4rgH)

178 There is nothing in this book about making sammiches!


That's what I was thinking. This book might have been saved with a few delicious Horde recipes stolen from The Deplorable Gourmet tucked into the pages.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (cuKeo)

179 Well now I don't have to worry that I missed Orphan Black when it was on.

Posted by: DaveA at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (FhXTo)

180 Speeches tend to be boring to read.

Characters need depth to be interesting.

And there's always the need to show instead of tell, and most writers don't have the ability or understanding to do that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts


I have a book on The Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century.
Yeah, reading them can be boring...but some still stand out. Churchill, King, Patton. OK, Patton isn't in the book but I've read the draft to his D-Day speech. It is just as stirring on paper as it was delivered by Scott in the movie.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (axyOa)

181 I would like any actual attorney here to explain the down side of what I am about to propose. I am not asking for legal advice - nor do I expect you to give any.

Goal: sue Democrats for violating our Constitutional rights. Tool: 42 U.S. Code 1983.
How much - spitball only - not trying to hold anyone to a contract number - does such a lawsuit cost to pursue? Just looking for an order of magnitude range $1,000 - $10,000, $10,000 - $100,000 etc.

Posted by: An Observation at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (o/upK)

182 161 154
Yep, the ONE unbreakable rule of writing: Don't be boring.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (ifmtJ)

=========

Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Dekalog should be mandatory viewing for anyone trying to make "serious" art with a message.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (UWqZJ)

I was unaware of this series. I'll have to check it out, thanks.

Other good novels that may persuade:
Les Miserables
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Animal Farm
Brave New World
The Jungle and Of Mice and Men (sadly)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (ifmtJ)

183 Jeet Heer@HeerJeet

In all seriousness, the way to judge a work of history is by the productive debates it provokes. "1619" generated some very dumb knee-jerk reactions but also a lot of serious conversation. I think it's going to be at the center of conversation for many years.


Go fuck yourself, Jeet; that's my conversation with you, pussyboy.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (y7DUB)

184 180
I have a book on The Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century.
Yeah, reading them can be boring...but some still stand out. Churchill, King, Patton. OK, Patton isn't in the book but I've read the draft to his D-Day speech. It is just as stirring on paper as it was delivered by Scott in the movie.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (axyOa)

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If John Galt wasn't in there then it's crap!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (UWqZJ)

185 If John Galt wasn't in there then it's crap!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (UWqZJ)
+++++++++++
Three and a half hours is a bit much...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (hYcqw)

186 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
and upwards under his rib cage

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (G546f)

187 Later Gang.
I'm off to stand in the Over 29 line at Costco for the early bird shopping.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (axyOa)

188 76 I'm not saying that the NYT didn't deserve an award for Project 1619; I'm just saying that a Julius Streicher award would be more appropriate.
_______________

Hey, just because Project 1619 is factually wrong and historically inaccurate doesn't mean that it isn't great writing!

In writing about history, one's passion for depicting oneself as a perpetual victim of raaaaaacism, and depicting all white people as vicious raaaaaacists and all non-white people as noble and fine and super-human and the ones secretly responsible for creating everything of value in the world, is what's really important!

And Project 1619 really fits that bill!

Posted by: Pulitizer Prize Committee at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (k4dH2)

189 Between women who say they don't need feminism and women who can't agree on what feminism should be, the challenges of fighting for gender equality have never been greater.

*********

???

Usually the tip-off to a "studies" major is that you have to read a sentence 3 or 4 times to get the gist of it, and even if you are able to get to the point of understanding what they arre saying, it makes no sense.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 11:32 AM (Fc5rx)



I admire an author who can write a sentence in which the first half has nothing to do with the second half.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (cuKeo)

190 I am calling the police because I overheard two pigs telling a joke, "Why are women's feet are so small? So they can closer to the stove." and it is not amusing. I feel wounded and would like to have a conversation with their managers.

Posted by: Karen from HR at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (pw+jk)

191
Don't all movie promo's start with, "In a world with...", but with a man's voice?

Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (aKsyK)

192 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
and upwards under his rib cage
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (G546f)
++++++++++
Thus the "rib-sticking meal."

Wait, that's not what you were going for, was it?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (hYcqw)

193 164 best and worst bosses I've had - both women
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (G546f)

Ditto

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (ifmtJ)

194 My little lawsuit with the state was $25k. Yours would be at least $100k

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (JKNZq)

195 I would like any actual attorney here to explain the
down side of what I am about to propose. I am not asking for legal
advice - nor do I expect you to give any.

Goal: sue Democrats for violating our Constitutional rights. Tool: 42 U.S. Code 1983.
How
much - spitball only - not trying to hold anyone to a contract number -
does such a lawsuit cost to pursue? Just looking for an order of
magnitude range $1,000 - $10,000, $10,000 - $100,000 etc.



Posted by: An Observation at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (o/upK)


Dismissed due to lack of standing.

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (q1Pj5)

196 Sorry, hat-tip PJ Media for my #177.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (Z4rgH)

197 "[...] the challenges of fighting for gender equality have never been greater."

Well, that's a pants load.

Posted by: aelfheld at May 05, 2020 11:36 AM (IxDhF)

198 187 Later Gang.
I'm off to stand in the Over 29 line at Costco for the early bird shopping.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (axyOa)

Don't forget your mask.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:36 AM (Ez6QX)

199 How much - spitball only - not trying to hold anyone to a contract number - does such a lawsuit cost to pursue? Just looking for an order of magnitude range $1,000 - $10,000, $10,000 - $100,000 etc.

Posted by: An Observation at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (o/upK)


Keep going...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:36 AM (cuKeo)

200 182
I was unaware of this series. I'll have to check it out, thanks.

Other good novels that may persuade:
Les Miserables
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Animal Farm
Brave New World
The Jungle and Of Mice and Men (sadly)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (ifmtJ)

=========

Kieslowski was one of the great Polish filmmakers, freed by the end of the Soviet Union. I've never seen anything he made before the fall of the Iron Curtain, but I've seen everything from The Dekalog on. He was great.

The Double Life of Vernoique and The Three Colors trilogy were the other major works.

Kubrick admired him so much that he wrote an introduction to the published Kieslowski screenplays. "I am always reluctant to single out some particular feature of the work of a major filmmaker because it tends inevitably to simplify and reduce the work... They [dramatize life] with such dazzling skill, you never see the ideas coming and don't realize until much later how profoundly they have reached your heart."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:36 AM (UWqZJ)

201
Insight seems like it would be more important than innovation.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (UWqZJ)



Yeah seems like the bigger thing would be to be able to understand and apply the way the historical people you are studying saw themselves and why they did something, rather than applying your modern take to why it was done.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (7FO5t)

202 My little lawsuit with the state was $25k. Yours would be at least $100k
Posted by: notsothoreau at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (JKNZq)



Hah. The last case I tried for less than $100k was in the 1980s.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (cuKeo)

203 The fatal flaw at the heart of the "1619" projects is, that the United States did not exist, the first permanent settlement wouldn't take place until 20 or so years later.

And the world was controlled and fought over by the British, Dutch, Spanish and French.


And slavery was imposed on the colonies, not generated by the colonies.


So if there is a beef, take it up with the world powers of the time.

Also...

Fun Fact:

There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now inhabit America, their families arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, well after slavery had ended and have zero connection to it.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (xQklc)

204 193 164 best and worst bosses I've had - both women
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:30 AM (G546f)

Ditto
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (ifmtJ)

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

Same here. I still have lunch with my best boss (or used to, before the lockdown). Thing I remember most about my worst boss - she bought hundreds of dollars of cookbooks for her kitchen purely for decoration.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (CAJOC)

205 I admire an author who can write a sentence in which the first half has nothing to do with the second half.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:35 AM (cuKeo)
+++++++++++++
Oh, they're related and it isn't that hard to parse. The translation into plain language just underscores what a silly bint the authoress is.

"I am trying to solve the problem of "gender equality" and am having trouble because some people disagree with my definition of what "gender equality" means, and some people don't even acknowledge it as a problem at all."

But it sounds stupid when you put plainly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (hYcqw)

206 "Gender Equality" they chime while blaming the lack of it all on "men" who correspond largely to males, seemingly influenced too much by testosterone, a natural input of the male member.

I wish "intellectuals" would stop saying such dumb shit.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 11:38 AM (Eicbe)

207 203 There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now inhabit America, their families arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, well after slavery had ended and have zero connection to it.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (xQklc)

=============

1653.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:38 AM (UWqZJ)

208 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
and upwards under his rib cage

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (G546f)


Is this from The Contemplations Of Bluebell?

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 05, 2020 11:38 AM (Z4rgH)

209 Feminism is like men are predators, evil, and molesters, then worshipping rapist, molester, sexual predators like slick willy, biden, demorats.
Femi-Nazi, brain washed dupes for sure!

Posted by: ron n. at May 05, 2020 11:39 AM (om5HK)

210 There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now inhabit America, their families arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, well after slavery had ended and have zero connection to it.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (xQklc)
++++++++++++
Doesn't matter, Thomas. Everyone in the target group shares national and/or racial guilt. The sins of the father shall be paid for by the son, even if he wasn't even really your father.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:39 AM (hYcqw)

211 Just got a 30 day ban from Fb for posting a historical picture of Hitler saluting. LOL

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 11:39 AM (At/8G)

212 Greatest speeches of all time were heard by many of us arriving at recruit training. You heard words you never heard before and knew right then and there what your "new normal" was going to be.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (C1Lsn)

213 Offending people? Heh, I'm told I have a gift....

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (o2MD2)

214 North Americans like Karen Walton suffer from privilege all right, the privilege of living comfortably while exerting little or no effort to do so.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (NVYyb)

215 Speaking of Feminist pitchers, forever Leader Obama to deliver nationwide commencement speech to graduating high school seniors on May 16 to be aired by all of the nets. Will likely coincide with the bloodless coup against Biden.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (DY3v8)

216 I can trace my lineage back to The Mayflower on one side of my family. The other side came here from Scotland in the 1880s.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (pw+jk)

217 North Americans like Karen Walton suffer from privilege all right, the privilege of living comfortably while exerting little or no effort to do so.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (NVYyb)
++++++++++++
Not true! Those mental gymnastics are *exhausting.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (hYcqw)

218 58 Don't all movie promo's start with, "In a world with...", but with a man's voice?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:12 AM (xfb67)


Not anymore. That voice guy died a few years back.
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 05, 2020 11:33 AM (q1Pj5)

********

My dad went to Duluth Central High School with him. Donald LeRoy LaFonaine died in 2008

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (flINI)

219 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
and upwards under his rib cage

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:34 AM (G546f)


I read that in the traditional way of hara kiri, there is a specific pattern that the suicide enthusiast must follow once the dagger has been thrust into the bowels. I imagine in most cases the pattern gets a little sloppy toward the end.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (cuKeo)

220
My little lawsuit with the state was $25k. Yours would be at least $100k

Thanks for the info.

Posted by: An Observation at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (o/upK)

221 218
My dad went to Duluth Central High School with him. Donald LeRoy LaFonaine died in 2008
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (flINI)

==========

His eulogy began, "In a world without Donald LeRoy..."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (UWqZJ)

222 Will likely coincide with the bloodless coup against Biden.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (DY3v

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

All smotherings!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (CAJOC)

223 The unexamined assumption that feminism in all its forms is a good thing

LOL.

A state legislator in Oregon is in trouble.

Diego Hernandez grew up in Portland, got a college degree (in political science and ethnic studies, of course), taught briefly, and got elected to the Oregon House at age 29. In the legislature, he has pursued the usual causes - drivers licenses for illegals, lowering the voting age to 16, etc., and was perceived as having a promising career as a Professional Hispanic.

He also likes the ladies.

He first came to prominence because he allegedly kept a list of female lobbyists in the state capital ranking them in order of attractiveness. Horrors! It was shocking to learn that 1) heterosexual males rank females in order of attractiveness, and 2) that female lobbyists are frequently hired on the basis of their looks.

The legislature investigated this (really) and deemed this not proven.

Well recently, an ex-girlfriend (his predecessor in the legislature, ironically) filed a restraining order against him. Apparently he liked to yell at her, and was in the habit of occasionally taking narcotics. They patched things up, and ex-girlfriend withdrew the complaint.

Now there is a new accusation - seven anyonomous women have now formally accused him of harassment, and the legislature is investigating.

Not quite Harvey Weinstein territory:

The alleged harassment was both verbal and physical - it involved touching - said Jackie Sandmeyer, the interim legislative equity officer, during a virtual hearing of the House special committee.

The head of the Oregon House Democrats has demanded that Hernandez resign, in advance of the investigation.

The subtext is this: the head of the Oregon House Democrats demanding Hernandez's resignation is a lesbian, and Jackie Sandmeyer, "the interim legislative equity officer" refers to herself as "they", has a very short haircut, and likes to wear tailored suits. She's a villain straight out of an Ayn Rand novel, and I'm sure that she has absolutely no bias against male heterosexuals. /s

Obviously, I can't stand the guy's politics, but I hope he stands tough - the primary election is this month, and he has no opponent, and it is a safe Democratic district. This appears to be a palpable railroading of someone for being a male heterosexual by people who hate male heterosexuals.

Bonus points if he claims that he is being discriminated against for his macho Hispanic culture, which has the advantage of being true.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (I2/tG)

224 Can we get rid of U.S. Department of Labor ? It's working against American workers' interests.

Posted by: runner at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM (zr5Kq)

225 215 Speaking of Feminist pitchers, forever Leader Obama to deliver nationwide commencement speech to graduating high school seniors on May 16 to be aired by all of the nets.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (DY3v

UGH

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

226 @207

Fathers side came in 1874, mothers side arrived in 1909.

My family has zero connection or responsibility for slavery.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (xQklc)

227
Just got a 30 day ban from Fb for posting a historical picture of Hitler saluting. LOL
Posted by: rickb223


It would have been deemed acceptable if you had photo shopped Trump's face over Hitler's.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (aKsyK)

228 @211 What was their reason rickb? I have a morbid curiosity towards the totalitarian rationales FB and Twitter use.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (NVYyb)

229 226 @207

Fathers side came in 1874, mothers side arrived in 1909.

My family has zero connection or responsibility for slavery.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (xQklc)

==========

I found a will where my several greats grandfather gifted his nine slaves to his children.

I also have people who fought on both sides of the Civil War.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (UWqZJ)

230 Equality in mathematics is well-formed.

"Equality" of people is anything but well-formed. It's not even empiric.

All fundamental naturalists should eschew the idea of "equality" as not really evidenced in nature, and yet something we overlay onto nature. (As perhaps part of our "divine spark"/image of God nature, which has no role in naturalism.)

As it is not an empiric quality in beings whose total definition is only found empirically (a harder take on Sartre), there is really no such thing as "equality" outside of a system that is universal because it is abstracted from every detail.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 11:43 AM (Eicbe)

231 225 215 Speaking of Feminist pitchers, forever Leader Obama to deliver nationwide commencement speech to graduating high school seniors on May 16 to be aired by all of the nets.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (DY3v

UGH
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

How many times will he refer to himself?
How many times will he say uh, uh?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 05, 2020 11:44 AM (Uu+Jp)

232 I found a will where my several greats grandfather gifted his nine slaves to his children.

Might I inquire, were any of them dwarfs perchance?

Posted by: Peter the Great at May 05, 2020 11:44 AM (cuKeo)

233 All these SJW degrees that women get are funnier it you tack, "and Feline Husbandry" to the end.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:44 AM (1ISKN)

234 231 Speaking of Feminist pitchers, forever Leader Obama to deliver nationwide commencement speech to graduating high school seniors on May 16 to be aired by all of the nets.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (DY3v

UGH
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

How many times will he refer to himself?
How many times will he say uh, uh?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 05, 2020 11:44 AM (Uu+Jp)

=========

He'll say anything on the teleprompter. "Go fuck yourself, San Diego."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:44 AM (UWqZJ)

235 "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach and upwards under his rib cage". Always hold the Kabar fighting knife with your thumb where it says KABAR or Olean, NY. Slides in a lot easier.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 05, 2020 11:45 AM (C1Lsn)

236 232 I found a will where my several greats grandfather gifted his nine slaves to his children.

Might I inquire, were any of them dwarfs perchance?
Posted by: Peter the Great at May 05, 2020 11:44 AM (cuKeo)

==========

Compared to you? Yes. All of them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:45 AM (UWqZJ)

237 One thing is certain: someone won't let him be clear. Bonus points for when he refers to "these divisive times". You know, unlike when he healed the nation.

Posted by: pep at May 05, 2020 11:45 AM (T6t7i)

238 Its OK if you do not have any family connection to slavery, thats why the commies add "Jim Crow" and "institutional racism" to the reasons needed for reparations.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 05, 2020 11:45 AM (svbBD)

239 >>> The way to a man's heart is through his stomach and upwards under his rib cage
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May

Updated note-to-self: in addition to Bluebell and, after last night, Nurse, add Vmom to list of ettes to not ever piss off.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 05, 2020 11:45 AM (+AVpa)

240 The head of the Oregon House Democrats has demanded that Hernandez resign, in advance of the investigation.

If there is a hearing, I hope they televise it. With sports gone I could really use a diversion and blue on blue cage fighting could really be a great filler.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 11:45 AM (NVYyb)

241 best and worst bosses I've had - both women
Posted by: vmom


Yep. And the best one passed away from breast cancer at 39.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 11:46 AM (At/8G)

242 216

I can trace my lineage back to The Mayflower on one side of my family. The other side came here from Scotland in the 1880s.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM

Rand McPherson: Hi, well well, I see we have a new pledge. Mayflower material I presume?

Tom Lawrence: Huh?

Rand McPherson: It's a boat... your ancestors obviously didn't come over on it. But hey, it's the 90s, we'll take whatever we can get.

https://bit.ly/2W3YSzM

Posted by: PCU at May 05, 2020 11:46 AM (Do5/p)

243 Why the fuck is Obama going to give a speech on all the networks?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:46 AM (1ISKN)

244 My feminist rant of the day:
I'M TIRED OF COOKING


vmom's making sammiches!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 05, 2020 11:46 AM (yalAf)

245 Are Punk Monkey's nipples pierced?



Asking for a friend.



Posted by: Andrew C. at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM


I want to see his Prince Albert!

Posted by: Pete Bootyjudge at May 05, 2020 11:47 AM (OMsf+)

246 Oh, the subtitle: "F-Bomb: Dispatches from the War on Feminism"

From Amazon book summary:
From pop icons to working mothers, women are abandoning feminism in unprecedented numbers. Even scarier, they are also leading the charge to send it to its grave. Women head anti-feminist PR campaigns; they support anti-feminist politicians; they're behind more than 70 lawsuits across North America to silence the victims of campus rape; they participated in Gamergate, the violent, vitriolic anti-women-in-technology movement; and they're on the front lines of the fight to end reproductive rights. . .

F-Bomb takes readers on a witty, insightful, and deeply fascinating journey into today's anti-feminist universe as investigative journalist and feminist Lauren McKeon explores generational attitudes, debates over inclusiveness, and differing views on the intersection of race, class, and gender.

She asks the uncomfortable question: If women aren't connecting with feminism, what's wrong with it? And she confronts the difficult truth: For gender equality to prevail, we first need to understand where feminism has gone wrong and where it can go from here.



Why aren't other women buying into our feminist agendaaaaaa?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:47 AM (bDqIh)

247 SJW degrees are certified stupidity. And just as useless.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 11:47 AM (o2MD2)

248 225 215 Speaking of Feminist pitchers, forever Leader Obama to deliver nationwide commencement speech to graduating high school seniors on May 16 to be aired by all of the nets.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (DY3v

UGH
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

How many times will he refer to himself?
How many times will he say uh, uh?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 05, 2020 11:44 AM (Uu+Jp)

I'm sure all the HS grads will tune right in for that one.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 05, 2020 11:47 AM (fpTcW)

249 >>Why the fuck is Obama going to give a speech on all the networks?


Uh, what?
When is that happening?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:48 AM (bDqIh)

250 This is to fill Katie Hill's seat.

Geez! Give it a rest already.

Posted by: Katie Hill at May 05, 2020 11:48 AM (qc+VF)

251 SJW degrees are certified stupidity. And just as useless.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 11:47 AM (o2MD2)
++++++++++++
They can be quite useful. Look at the world around you. Some of them are stupid, but many are good old-fashioned evil and they are doing their work in the world.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:48 AM (hYcqw)

252 What was their reason rickb? I have a morbid curiosity towards the totalitarian rationales FB and Twitter use.
Posted by: Huck Follywood



"We don't allow praise or support of dangerous individuals or organizations on Fb"

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 11:48 AM (At/8G)

253 There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now inhabit America,
_________________

I am a direct descendant of Virginia colonists.

It's true that most people living in the U.S. today are descended from relatively recent arrivals here, but it's certainly not true for the millions of us who are descendants of the colonists that there are "very few" of us around.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 05, 2020 11:48 AM (k4dH2)

254 I'm here.
Caught two more mice last night. Now 5 total. Might have to change my nic from Willow's Apprentice to Mighty Mouse Hunter.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (QzF6i)

255 O'Zeroes speeches can be reduced to one word; 'I'.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (o2MD2)

256 203 There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now inhabit America, their families arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, well after slavery had ended and have zero connection to it.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (xQklc)

=============

1653.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:38 AM (UWqZJ)


On my Mother's side. Father's side was German and Bohunk, immigrated around the turn of the century.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (5/YBP)

257 249 >>Why the fuck is Obama going to give a speech on all the networks?


Uh, what?
When is that happening?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:48 AM (bDqIh)

Oh God, I just looked it up. It's not just him, it's BOTH of them.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (Ez6QX)

258 "We don't allow praise or support of dangerous individuals or organizations on Fb"
Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 11:48 AM (At/8G)
++++++++++++++
Can you ask them to define their terms? Or provide their rubric or standard they use to determine who is "dangerous?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (hYcqw)

259 I can trace my lineage back to The Mayflower on one side of my family. The other side came here from Scotland in the 1880s.



Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM


Descendant of John Howland here. My Scots came over in the 1850s and went to Salt Lake City, mostly with the Willie Handcart Company.

Posted by: Bert G at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (OMsf+)

260 There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back
to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now
inhabit America, their families arrived in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries, well after slavery had ended and have zero connection to it.


I have a direct ancestor who drew a revolutionary war pension.

One of the engineers I worked with at NASA predates that by quite a bit: his family has been in what is now Texas since 1513.

Posted by: An Observation at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (o/upK)

261 256
1653.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:38 AM (UWqZJ)

On my Mother's side. Father's side was German and Bohunk, immigrated around the turn of the century.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (5/YBP)

=========

1653 was my dad's paternal side. His maternal side was here by the 18th century, I believe (her side is hard to research for reasons). My maternal grandfather's side was here since the 18th century and my maternal grandmother's family came to French Canada in the early 19th century.

I'm American. No hyphen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (UWqZJ)

262 Oh God, I just looked it up. It's not just him, it's BOTH of them.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM

Kickoff of her run for Vice President?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (Do5/p)

263 @229

Yes, but you are outlier, most peoples families arrived during the two great immigration periods which were after the civil war.


So that Italian and Polish immigrant of the 1880s - 1930's bears zero guilt for the institution of slavery.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (xQklc)

264 Why the fuck is Obama going to give a speech on all the networks?

Because Joe can't? Biden would forget where in the paragraph he is halfway through and start free-form mumbling about Roosevelt or condemn Trump for the 600,000 covid dead.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (NVYyb)

265 And the note was from a Karen no less.


How ironic.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 05, 2020 11:51 AM (Ozpxd)

266 I found a will where my several greats grandfather gifted his nine slaves to his children.

I also have people who fought on both sides of the Civil War.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:42 AM (UWqZJ)

Mine were Tennessee Unionists. Our reparations, even if it could be argued that we owed any for a national sin we never partook in, were paid in blood.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 05, 2020 11:51 AM (J+mig)

267 263 @229

Yes, but you are outlier, most peoples families arrived during the two great immigration periods which were after the civil war.


So that Italian and Polish immigrant of the 1880s - 1930's bears zero guilt for the institution of slavery.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (xQklc)

==========

The Irish who came over in the 1860s and immediately started fighting in the Civil War on the Union side had better pay their reparations to all those black slaves they oppressed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:51 AM (UWqZJ)

268 Michelle Obama already working on her cabinet. First Minister for Murder Hornet Control to be Jamie Gorelick.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (DY3v8)

269 See all the worthless shit I can avoid seeing, merely by not owning a television? You can do it, too, if you try.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 11:13 AM (LZcDP)

Well, I own one, but I use it mostly for information. Above all, if I find a way to watch sporting events via streaming, then TV is doomed in my home.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (zqhdn)

270 So, of course, there would be differences in our takes on "gender equality". And the different takes would result in different weights in people's lives.

And it's stupid to say "gender equality" when you blame one sex, associated to one gender, for all the "inequality" in the world.

The facts, as stated, observe this unequal distribution of "bad will" if you will.

Taken as natural, it could be seen as nature expressing different genes. Taken as intentional, it is no less a statement of "gender differences".

What you are really saying is that there OUGHT to be something resembling more of an "equality" among sexes (genders). And then it should be noted that Naturalistically, OUGHT never created anything in Nature.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (Eicbe)

271 >>Kickoff of her run for Vice President?


There's grass on the field, Boys.

Posted by: Michelle Obama's landing Strip at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (DyLxx)

272 >>There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now inhabit America,

The town I used to live in Massachusetts is one of the oldest in the country and it still does town meetings that people attend in large numbers.

The front row in the hearing room are reserved for long time residents, most of whom can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower or similar times.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (ZLI7S)

273 There are very few people that can trace their lineage all the way back to the founding and the vast overwhelming majority of people that now inhabit America, their families arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, well after slavery had ended and have zero connection to it.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:37 AM (xQklc)

As the various lineages interbreed this number will tend to increase rather than decrease. It may be an issue of 'inability to trace' more so than descent.

Posted by: Someguy at May 05, 2020 11:53 AM (Zm+LZ)

274 We won't have gender equality until all the holes are plugged.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 05, 2020 11:53 AM (1ISKN)

275 How ironic.

It's like raaaay-eee-yaaain

Posted by: Alanis M. at May 05, 2020 11:53 AM (IvOed)

276 Can you ask them to define their terms? Or provide their rubric or standard they use to determine who is "dangerous?"
Posted by: Joe Mannix


I don't care enough to. I probably should have used a picture of Stalin. He was the good commie.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 11:53 AM (At/8G)

277 Michelle Obama already working on her cabinet. First Minister for Murder Hornet Control to be Jamie Gorelick.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (DY3v
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Wow. Seems to me that Andrew Killmo is making the case that he's much better at murder than the others.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 11:53 AM (Eicbe)

278 Does the former Grifter-in-Chief want to exercise power again, or does this ambition lie with Moochelle?
Or, it is the DNC simply seeking power?
Do I embrace the power of 'and' here?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (ufFY8)

279 She's a villain straight out of an Ayn Rand novel, and I'm sure that she has absolutely no bias against male heterosexuals. /s





Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 11:41 AM


You really should read Schlicter's Kelly Turnbull/People's Republic books.

Posted by: Bert G at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (OMsf+)

280 1653 was my dad's paternal side. His maternal side was here by the 18th century, I believe (her side is hard to research for reasons). My maternal grandfather's side was here since the 18th century and my maternal grandmother's family came to French Canada in the early 19th century.

I'm American. No hyphen.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (UWqZJ)

Dad's side left France in 1653, finally made it to what is now America in 1656.

Direct Ancestor in the French and Indian War, another was at Valley Forge.

Yup, American. PERIOD.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (NgKpN)

281 I could join the Sons of the Confederacy tomorrow, if I wanted. My great grandmother was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and it's super easy to prove my connection to her.

I think I could also join the Sons of the American Revolution, but the paperwork would take me some time to collect, assuming it all still exists. Father and son ancestors, John and Shadrack, fought in the North Carolina militia.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (UWqZJ)

282 263 @229

Yes, but you are outlier, most peoples families arrived during the two great immigration periods which were after the civil war.


So that Italian and Polish immigrant of the 1880s - 1930's bears zero guilt for the institution of slavery.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:50 AM (xQklc)


I think there was a bit of an initial surge of Germans before though. They were fleeing the revolutions of 1849. And then it seems like a bunch of them fought for the Union.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (7FO5t)

283
North Americans like Karen Walton suffer from privilege all right, the privilege of living comfortably while exerting little or no effort to do so.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 11:40 AM (NVYyb)







$10 says she's either:

Married to a soy-ish male who brings in a boatload of money so that she doesn't really HAVE to work

Trust fund, although she hates daddy for providing it

Lives alone in a studio apartment with 12 cats, paycheck to paycheck on her Associate Professor salary because she spends 50% of her income on materials to build giant paper mache puppet heads for the protest du jour.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (EGyGV)

284 @267

My main point was not denigrating anyone who has historical ties going back before the end of the civil war.


My main point is the 1619 project is ahistorical bullshit and propaganda.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (xQklc)

285 Africanized Bees vs. Murder Hornets

I'd watch that movie.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (1ISKN)

286 My grandparents came here from Germany in the 1920s and 30s. Thank God for that!

Posted by: Chris M at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (eAZVt)

287 If there is a hearing, I hope they televise it. With sports gone I could really use a diversion and blue on blue cage fighting could really be a great filler.

Televising it would be great - I'm sure Jackie Sandmeyer, "the interim legislative equity officer" and Witchfinder General, would become nationally famous, which is why they won't televise it.

The Oregon Democrats are between a rock and a hard place - it's too late to run someone against him in the primary, he going to get elected in the general, and I'd like to see the Oregon legislature try to expel a Hispanic legislator because he occasionally told women that they had a nice ass, or whatever the horrific charges against him are.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 11:55 AM (I2/tG)

288 271
>>Kickoff of her run for Vice President?





There's grass on the field, Boys.

Posted by: Michelle Obama's landing Strip at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (DyLxx)

And a small tower.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 05, 2020 11:55 AM (ufFY8)

289 Zoobama's speech will kick off a whole new Presidential campaign style, one in which the candidate never makes a public appearance and communicates to the voters solely through other not-senile people.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 11:56 AM (NVYyb)

290 Michelle is a lazy bitch who enjoys the trappings of power, i .e. wealth and doesn;t give a rat's ass about governing which would involve actually working.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 05, 2020 11:56 AM (QzF6i)

291 My family came to America on a wooden ship with Peter Sellers, invaded, and conquered! How 'bout that ?

Posted by: ron n. at May 05, 2020 11:56 AM (om5HK)

292 You really should read Schlicter's Kelly Turnbull/People's Republic books.

Read them all. Yep, Jackie Sandmeyer would have a bright future in the People's Republic.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 11:56 AM (I2/tG)

293 >> Michelle is a lazy bitch who enjoys the trappings of power, i .e. wealth and doesn;t give a rat's ass about governing which would involve actually working.


She is also a bitter bitch and an idiot. I welcome her jumping into the race.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (DyLxx)

294 effing effers

PA ALSO told nursing homes to accept Wuflu positive patients!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yahz8cla

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (G546f)

295 One of the tragedies of checking your ancestors if I found out I'm a 6th cousin to our former president. And, yes, they were slave owning, Indian fighting settlers from one of the first families in both Kentucky and Virginia. Luckily, my ancestor went to Tennessee instead.

Posted by: Dempsy at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (HDCbD)

296 I am so gosh darn proud of all those 8 year olds that are graducating 6th grade and will soon vote for me. Why when I was young, and this is no malarkey, we would sit around the phonograph and listen to 8 track tapes. We had all the greats like John Legend and Katy Perry singing Beethoven's Fifth. It was a wonderful time.

So keep on going to school like you have all this year and don't take any wooden pennies.

Vote for Trump.. I mean vote for Hilary. No, I didn't do that right. Well you know the thing. I'll be here all lunchtime. So don't do drugs unless it's paste. Paste is 23 skidoo.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (pw+jk)

297 I want a taco. It's Tuesday. It's Cinco de Mayo. But there are no tacos. ... sad face.

off to raid my taco barren refrigerator
Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM


Derailed by Corona. Oh, the irony....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (ejd/p)

298 Oh God, I just looked it up. It's not just him, it's BOTH of them.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 05, 2020 11:49 AM (Ez6QX)



And both will state voting multiple times during this address.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (Ozpxd)

299 290 Michelle is a lazy bitch who enjoys the trappings of power, i .e. wealth and doesn;t give a rat's ass about governing which would involve actually working.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 05, 2020 11:56 AM (QzF6i)


Yeah she's even lazier than her husband. And he's incredibly lazy. But he loved standing in front of crowds and receiving the adulation and I don't think she even likes doing that.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 05, 2020 11:58 AM (7FO5t)

300 295 One of the tragedies of checking your ancestors if I found out I'm a 6th cousin to our former president. And, yes, they were slave owning, Indian fighting settlers from one of the first families in both Kentucky and Virginia. Luckily, my ancestor went to Tennessee instead.
Posted by: Dempsy at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (HDCbD)

============

I'm first cousin ten times removed to the first appointed senator from Delaware.

His wife died and then he spiraled into depression and alcoholism.

History!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 11:58 AM (UWqZJ)

301 off to raid my taco barren refrigerator
Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (l6b3d)
+++++++++++++
Better that that a refrigerated barren taco...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 11:58 AM (hYcqw)

302 >>I think I could also join the Sons of the American Revolution, but the paperwork would take me some time to collect, assuming it all still exists. Father and son ancestors, John and Shadrack, fought in the North Carolina militia.


Yep, I could do Daughters of the Revolution (paternal grandmother was a member) - father's family can be traced back to colonial MA. A prominent member, even.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 11:59 AM (bDqIh)

303
Michelle Obama already working on her cabinet. First Minister for Murder Hornet Control to be Jamie Gorelick.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:52 AM (DY3v







Gorelick?

We're doomed.

And I, for one, welcome our Asian Murder Hornet overlords.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 05, 2020 11:59 AM (EGyGV)

304 She's a villain straight out of an Ayn Rand novel, and I'm sure that she has absolutely no bias against male heterosexuals.

Ironically enough, Alanis, I've been trying to re-read The Fountainhead. Ugh. Talk about characters who describe their inner motivations...on every single page. About as subtle as a drill instructor.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:59 AM (DY3v8)

305 Feminism is just a way for ugly women to access attention tht is, otherwise, denied to them.

As Rush Limbaugh said 30 years ago. And it's more true than ever, because the "feminist leaders" have gotten much uglier.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (ZGrMX)

306 Do you like blue on blue vicious arguments?


Then you'll love this one, in which a city councilwoman in Trenton goes after the carpetbagger new mayor on a public phone conference call. Let's just say she opens slowly, with accusations of pedophilia, and then accelerates. The local newspaper supplies a transcript if the phone audio is too indistinct.


https://tinyurl.com/yczyddv8

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (NVYyb)

307 I'm first cousin ten times removed to the first appointed senator from Delaware.

10 times removed for a first cousin? You double as a rabbit in your spare time?

Posted by: Dempsy at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (HDCbD)

308 One of the tragedies of checking your ancestors if I found out I'm a 6th cousin to our former president. And, yes, they were slave owning, Indian fighting settlers from one of the first families in both Kentucky and Virginia. Luckily, my ancestor went to Tennessee instead. 
Posted by: Dempsy

Unclean! Unclean!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (+y/Ru)

309 >>> I think there was a bit of an initial surge of Germans before though. They were fleeing the revolutions of 1849. And then it seems like a bunch of them fought for the Union.
Posted by: Buzzion

My dad's side came from Germany, 1850, I believe. Bought farmland in central IA. Family still farms some of the original land.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (+AVpa)

310 304 She's a villain straight out of an Ayn Rand novel, and I'm sure that she has absolutely no bias against male heterosexuals.

Ironically enough, Alanis, I've been trying to re-read The Fountainhead. Ugh. Talk about characters who describe their inner motivations...on every single page. About as subtle as a drill instructor.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:59 AM (DY3v

==========

Ayn Rand is for high school seniors. In college, they need to be exposed to The Road to Serfdom to course correct them before they end up spiraling into full on anarchy/communism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 12:01 PM (UWqZJ)

311 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach


*********

Having performed several hundred heart catheterizations in children, I rate this as "FALSE".

The way to a man's heart is percutaneous needle puncture of the femoral vein with insertion of a catheter over an exchange wire by Seldinger technique, then advancing antegrade via the inferior vena cava to the right atrium. YMMV

Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 12:01 PM (Fc5rx)

312 Had an Uncle who fought in the Winter War. In Finland. Kill a Commie for Mommie.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 05, 2020 12:01 PM (C1Lsn)

313 311 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach


*********

Having performed several hundred heart catheterizations in children, I rate this as "FALSE".

The way to a man's heart is percutaneous needle puncture of the femoral vein with insertion of a catheter over an exchange wire by Seldinger technique, then advancing antegrade via the inferior vena cava to the right atrium. YMMV
Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 12:01 PM (Fc5rx)

=========

Incomplete without a code.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 12:01 PM (UWqZJ)

314 Ironically enough, Alanis, I've been trying to re-read The Fountainhead. Ugh. Talk about characters who describe their inner motivations...on every single page. About as subtle as a drill instructor.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 05, 2020 11:59 AM (DY3v
++++++++++++++
Way more subtle than Atlas Shrugged. I suspect it is because somehow people missed a point. I imagine Rand's internal thought process went something like, "You people misunderstood my book that was not about an architect. To compensate and make the point more clearly, I will write you a three-volume tome that is not about a railroad."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 12:01 PM (hYcqw)

315 I saw a great statement of the stupidity of where we are now;


Pubs closed....border still open.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 05, 2020 12:02 PM (WdocV)

316 I think the Mooch is happy to be celebrity donation-bait. I cannot imagine she'd actually agree to be part of the ticket.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 05, 2020 12:02 PM (dfRN6)

317 Step 1: Eliminate all males and reproduction.

Step 2: Finally save the planet.
Step 3: ???

Step 4: PROFIT!!!

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump Murder Hornet at May 05, 2020 12:03 PM (WqPYg)

318 Ironically enough, Alanis, I've been trying to re-read The Fountainhead. Ugh. Talk about characters who describe their inner motivations...on every single page. About as subtle as a drill instructor.

Ayn Rand had her limitations as a novelist, but she nailed the essence of the left-wing political class in Atlas Shrugged.

I could easily see Jackie Sandmeyer, "the interim legislative equity officer" and Witchfinder General, with a riding crop.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:03 PM (I2/tG)

319 >>> Ironically enough, Alanis, I've been trying to re-read The Fountainhead. Ugh. Talk about characters who describe their inner motivations...on every single page.

Sometimes we require a little bit more than a single page.

Posted by: John ...and further more... Galt at May 05, 2020 12:03 PM (l6b3d)

320 318 Ironically enough, Alanis, I've been trying to re-read The Fountainhead. Ugh. Talk about characters who describe their inner motivations...on every single page. About as subtle as a drill instructor.

Ayn Rand had her limitations as a novelist, but she nailed the essence of the left-wing political class in Atlas Shrugged.

I could easily see Jackie Sandmeyer, "the interim legislative equity officer" and Witchfinder General, with a riding crop.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:03 PM (I2/tG)

===========

I always saw Rand as a moralist in the vein of comic books. Big heroes. Big villains. Obvious points.

Her writing lacks subtlety, so it has limited appeal after a certain point of learning.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 12:04 PM (UWqZJ)

321 I only know my ancestors up to my grandparents
nothing exciting
3 out of 4 got married and settled in countries not of their birth

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 12:04 PM (G546f)

322 Oh shit, didn't catch that the Alpaca member of The Squad is now gone full que-ball with drawn on eyebrows. Looks like quite the freak.

Guess it takes a lot to get any attention in leftist politics these days.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 12:04 PM (1ISKN)

323 I've got the right to give birth so give me your seed big boy!

Posted by: Don Lem On at May 05, 2020 12:04 PM (fE0NM)

324 Ayn Rand liked it rough.
Just sayin.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 05, 2020 12:05 PM (88+cf)

325 297 I want a taco. It's Tuesday. It's Cinco de Mayo. But there are no tacos. ... sad face.

off to raid my taco barren refrigerator
Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM

Derailed by Corona. Oh, the irony....
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (ejd/p)

Taco Bell drive through is open.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 05, 2020 12:05 PM (NgKpN)

326
243 Why the fuck is Obama going to give a speech on all the networks?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 11:46 AM (1ISKN)


Cinquo de quartro, natch!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 05, 2020 12:05 PM (pNxlR)

327 /cheapJokeSock

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 05, 2020 12:06 PM (qc+VF)

328 I want a taco. It's Tuesday. It's Cinco de Mayo. But there are no tacos. ... sad face.

off to raid my taco barren refrigerator
Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM

Derailed by Corona. Oh, the irony....
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (ejd/p)

Taco Bell drive through is open.
Posted by: Romeo13


They said they wanted tacos.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 12:06 PM (At/8G)

329 Scientists: Billions will Suffer from 'Unlivable' Heat by 2070


Bad news for everyone who plans on being alive in 50 years: Scientists predict the average temperature in the year 2070 will be "nearly unlivable."

That's according to a study published Monday by Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

You mean we're not all going to be dead from Flu Manchu by the end of the year?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 05, 2020 12:07 PM (Pnjx3)

330 >>Step 1: Eliminate all males and reproduction.

Step 2: Finally save the planet.
Step 3: ???

Step 4: PROFIT!!!
- - - -

1. Destroy the family, including marriage and childbearing

2. Destroy men to the point that they'd rather be women.

3. SSM marriage with gay men paying women to incubate their babies and transgender men becoming uber-feminists (e.g. Charlotte Clymer and Brianna Wu).

4. Women who disagree with #3 above kicked out of Feminist club.

Hey, wait a minute. . .!!??
3.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:07 PM (bDqIh)

331 Scientists: Billions will Suffer from 'Unlivable' Heat by 2070
***

You mean like when it gets to 80F in Germany?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (WdocV)

332 #313 you're okay with your Death Panel.
... right?

Posted by: torabora at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (fE0NM)

333 Ironically enough, Alanis, I've been trying to re-read The Fountainhead. Ugh. Talk about characters who describe their inner motivations...on every single page. About as subtle as a drill instructor.

To be fair, a lot of real-life Commies and other idiots are very willing to go on at length about their plans and motivations. A lot of what the media does is attempting to obfuscate or suppress that stuff.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (ZGrMX)

334 Move to southern Louisiana, we have "unlivable heat" 9 months of the year.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (1ISKN)

335 Sadly, people often need basic concepts spelled out very, very slowly and clearly. Not because they are dumb, but because they've spent a lifetime being carefully educated not to understand them, or even see that they exist. Rand understood this. She was writing counter-agitprop, not literature.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (5jaxN)

336 I think the Mooch is happy to be celebrity donation-bait. I cannot imagine she'd actually agree to be part of the ticket.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 05, 2020 12:02 PM (dfRN6)
-------------------------

Never discount the pull of unlimited power over others. Especially someone like Mooch, who has openly, for years, talked about her childhood growing up on Chicago's southside. She is looking for the revenge she wasn't able to savor as first lady.

Barky wanted to rule over others, but he was happy to be the figurehead while others did the ruling. He's a good time guy, like Clinton.

Mooch is a dangerous candidate because with her it will be personal, and she will not take a break from it because it will animate her every move. If they make her the right kind of deal this could be a very dicey election.

Posted by: Boots at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (oGBso)

337 Then you'll love this one, in which a city councilwoman in Trenton goes after the carpetbagger new mayor on a public phone conference call. Let's just say she opens slowly, with accusations of pedophilia, and then accelerates. The local newspaper supplies a transcript if the phone audio is too indistinct.


https://tinyurl.com/yczyddv8
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (NVYyb)

Hee, hee, hee.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (LZcDP)

338 I prefer Fajitas to tacos. Mmmm....shrimp fajitas with carmelized onions.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (QzF6i)

339 Scientists: Billions will Suffer from 'Unlivable' Heat by 2070
...
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 05, 2020 12:07 PM (Pnjx3)
++++++++++++
No sale. "Scientists" told me that we cross the Rubicon into inevitability in about 8-10 years. What do I care about what will happen in 50 years when my ability to change that outcome is going to vanish? I mean, even if I buy into their brain-dead arguments, there is no way to make me care about this.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (hYcqw)

340 316. I agree. It is a lot of work.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 05, 2020 12:09 PM (svbBD)

341 >>Oh shit, didn't catch that the Alpaca member of The Squad is now gone full que-ball with drawn on eyebrows. Looks like quite the freak.


alopecia.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:09 PM (bDqIh)

342 335 Sadly, people often need basic concepts spelled out very, very slowly and clearly. Not because they are dumb, but because they've spent a lifetime being carefully educated not to understand them, or even see that they exist. Rand understood this. She was writing counter-agitprop, not literature.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (5jaxN)

=========

Rand definitely has her uses. I just think they tend to be focused on the young and impressionable. It worked for me.

The problem is that because she lacks subtlety in her thinking process, her ideology can easily lead to anarchism which is very closely tied to red book communism.

Rand needs to be paired with other writers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 12:09 PM (UWqZJ)

343 That's what I said, alpaca.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 12:09 PM (1ISKN)

344
Dad's side of the family came from Ireland in the late 1840s (potato famine time). Mostly factory workers in Ohio ever since.

Mom's side came from Durango in 1910. My great-great-grandfather worked for the railroad in Mexico and owned a small silver mine in the mountains. Saw the Revolution coming against Diaz, and sent his kids north to family in El Paso to wait it out. Died about 3 weeks later when Pancho Villa's men went on a rampage through Durango. GGGF was checking on the mine when the banditos came through.

According to family lore, it was Villa himself that shot him, but that's actually bullshit, Villa was up north in Chihuahua when the raid happened. Other stories was that the GGGF was gutshot in the gunfight and barricaded himself in the mine, bleeding out a day later.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 05, 2020 12:09 PM (EGyGV)

345 Try to track your ancestors when they're scotch irish hill people. They didn't want to be tracked. And I have two generations of traveling circus performers my dad and his dad were tight rope/trapeze etc... These are people that kept a low profile. Nobody knew who they were and where they came from and that's the way they liked it.

And records went to shit during the dust bowl. Kids being orphaned and sold off as essentially farm work slaves in nearby towns.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 12:10 PM (l6b3d)

346 Scientists: Billions will Suffer from 'Unlivable' Heat by 2070

I remember being alive when it was 123 in Phoenix one time.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 05, 2020 12:10 PM (88+cf)

347 Who could have ever imagined that Taco Tuesday would fall on Cinco de Mayo, but it would all be wrecked by a virus named after a Mexican Beer?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 05, 2020 12:10 PM (V2Yro)

348 Happy Cinco de Mayo... if there is one tiny little good thing about the ronna' virus it's that the yearly stabbings and shootings and drunk driving in an area in My County called "little tijuana" will be curtailed a bit...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 05, 2020 12:10 PM (5bxa0)

349 How many dead from the Killer Hornets so far?

Posted by: torabora at May 05, 2020 12:10 PM (fE0NM)

350 Yeah Atlas Shrugged was far too "on the nose" for me to enjoy it. I mean when the villain of your book is called Baron Von Statecontrol, I think I get it.

Posted by: ... at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (4dMoq)

351 347 Who could have ever imagined that Taco Tuesday would fall on Cinco de Mayo, but it would all be wrecked by a virus named after a Mexican Beer?

Tuesday is Reds tamale day!... I guess that dates me.. LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (5bxa0)

352 349 How many dead from the Killer Hornets so far?
Posted by: torabora at May 05, 2020 12:10 PM (fE0NM)

==========

You'll never believe what the models say.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (UWqZJ)

353 346 Scientists: Billions will Suffer from 'Unlivable' Heat by 2070

I remember being alive when it was 123 in Phoenix one time.
Posted by: Roland THTG at May 05, 2020 12:10 PM (88+cf)

me too. It's funny that if you look at records now, all of those have been "downgraded" because it really wasn't as hot as all of our thermometers said it was. Because, reasons.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (V2Yro)

354 Scientists: Billions will Suffer from 'Unlivable' Heat by 2070

***

Whitmer: Stay-At-Home order extended to July 16, 2071.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (Fc5rx)

355 Rush just said that Fauci calls him every night at 11:00pm

SMH

Posted by: IrishEi at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (sGotD)

356 "Barack and Michelle Obama will both give commencement speeches at the event, which will also have Lady Gaga, the South Korean boy band BTS and Robert Gates, the former defense secretary."

WTF kind of world did I wake up in this morning?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (1ISKN)

357 What's funny about Quatro de Cinco this year is that Corona is advertising about it.

Remember the early media freakout that 40% of people blamed the beer for the virus, but it turns out the actual survey said 40% just thought the beer was shit?

Posted by: Ian S. at May 05, 2020 12:12 PM (ZGrMX)

358 "No sale. "Scientists" told me that we cross the Rubicon into inevitability in about 8-10 years."

The scientists have angered Gaia. String them up!

Posted by: Chris M at May 05, 2020 12:12 PM (eAZVt)

359 Mooshell's taco is surrounded by steel wire bristles that can only be cut by dykes.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 12:12 PM (o2MD2)

360 Yesterday brought up a column Susanne Venker had published, about our fair country being populated by over-mommied men. She's done great work on how destructive feminism is. She's also Phyllis Schlafley's daughter in law.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 05, 2020 12:12 PM (7Fj9P)

361 Now just how in the hell can we celebrate a Mexican Military victory when THE BARS ARE CLOSED???


America has gone to hell.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 05, 2020 12:12 PM (NgKpN)

362 Also, while her prose is clumsy and lacks nuance, Rand's writing was like Faulkner compared to Upton Sinclair's agitprop. That shit was unreadable.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM (5jaxN)

363 155 I want a taco. It's Tuesday. It's Cinco de Mayo. But there are no tacos. ... sad face.

off to raid my taco barren refrigerator
Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 11:29 AM (l6b3d)
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You can easily make taco shells out of cheese you have on hand. I usually use cheddar but any of the other common ones like mozarella, Monterey Jack, etc. should work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxAI3E6kR8U

Posted by: Augustine at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM (Alp4m)

364 359
Mooshell's taco is surrounded by steel wire bristles that can only be cut by dykes.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 12:12 PM (o2MD2)

With a small tower in the middle.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM (ufFY8)

365 As a male feminist, Joe Biden loves to show women how much he appreciates their vaginas.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM (ftFVW)

366 >>It's funny that if you look at records now, all of those have been "downgraded" because it really wasn't as hot as all of our thermometers said it was. Because, reasons.


Reminds me of the time I went to Dubai and asked a local colleague how those men could work construction in such heat. Was told that by law, they could not work if it got above 114 F -- and oddly enough, it never ever got hotter than 114F.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM (bDqIh)

367 361 Now just how in the hell can we celebrate a Mexican Military victory when THE BARS ARE CLOSED???


ronna' virus is Racist!

Posted by: It's me donna at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM (5bxa0)

368 Cripes!

I meant to say that FAUCI CALLS FREDO every night.

Apologies.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 05, 2020 12:14 PM (sGotD)

369 Remember the early media freakout that 40% of people blamed the beer for the virus, but it turns out the actual survey said 40% just thought the beer was shit?

Posted by: Ian S. at May 05, 2020 12:12 PM (ZGrMX)

I remember getting my dog vaccinated for corona virus abt 25 years ago.

Posted by: BignJames at May 05, 2020 12:14 PM (X/Pw5)

370 With a small tower in the middle.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM (ufFY

Not that small.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at May 05, 2020 12:14 PM (ftFVW)

371

Whitmer: Stay-At-Home order extended to July 16, 2071.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (Fc5rx)

Hey, that's my birthday! I'll still be 29!

Posted by: Moki at May 05, 2020 12:14 PM (mFoNl)

372 Frankly, at some point the answer to most of these Blue State governors is, suck my greasy dick.

You can't reason with despots.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:15 PM (OvKdi)

373 I meant to say that FAUCI CALLS FREDO every night.

Apologies.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 05, 2020 12:14 PM (sGotD

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Well, I guess that means they're an item. Not just a booty call.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 05, 2020 12:15 PM (5jaxN)

374 And I have two generations of traveling circus performers my dad and his dad were tight rope/trapeze etc... These are people that kept a low profile. Nobody knew who they were and where they came from and that's the way they liked it."

Gypsy's, tramps, and thieves
We'd hear it from the people of the town
They'd call us gypsy's, tramps, and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 05, 2020 12:15 PM (V2Yro)

375 All the Mexicans at work roll their eyes at "cinco de mayo". They're having Portillo's for lunch today.

Posted by: Chris M at May 05, 2020 12:15 PM (eAZVt)

376 Whitmer: Stay-At-Home order extended to July 16, 2071.
Posted by: Muldoon


These governors have no legitimate reason for the shutdown.
They should lose in court.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 12:16 PM (At/8G)

377 Of all the retread-marxist flavors, feminism has to be the stupidest.

The idea that you can anathematize half of the human race for your will to power is just a non-starter.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 05, 2020 12:16 PM (UdCe2)

378

I love how the weather websites have screaming headlines of what the weather is going to be in 50 years from now but they can't get the weather right 12 hours from now.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 05, 2020 12:17 PM (Pnjx3)

379 "Whitmer: Stay-At-Home order extended to July 16, 2071. "

I predict the people of Michigan are largely going to tell her to F off.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:17 PM (OvKdi)

380 Speaking of f-bombs:

Check out Caleb Hull's twitter feed for the WV governor's cautionary reopening broadcast.

I think I'm moving to West Virginia.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 05, 2020 12:17 PM (PuyHG)

381 337 Then you'll love this one, in which a city councilwoman in Trenton goes after the carpetbagger new mayor on a public phone conference call. Let's just say she opens slowly, with accusations of pedophilia, and then accelerates. The local newspaper supplies a transcript if the phone audio is too indistinct.


https://tinyurl.com/yczyddv8
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (NVYyb)

Hee, hee, hee.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (LZcDP)

The funny thing is, they're *all* Democrats, but you can't find that word in the article at all. I guess you would know that they're Dems because the article doesn't say so.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 05, 2020 12:18 PM (iuFgi)

382 >>I meant to say that FAUCI CALLS FREDO every night.


Fauci calls Obama every night?

Why? How is that not gross interference by a former president (I know, I know).

PLEASE let it be that Trump has been tracking Obama's calls to current administration/key federal department heads because if Obama really speaks to Fauci daily, then there have got to be many others he is regularly conversing with from his shadow WH in DC 1 mike away from Trump.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:18 PM (bDqIh)

383 >>> You can easily make taco shells out of cheese you have on hand. I usually use cheddar but any of the other common ones like mozarella, Monterey Jack, etc. should work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxAI3E6kR8U
Posted by: Augustine at May 05, 2020 12:13 PM

That's interesting thanks! I've sucked at making cheese chips in the past using an oven but I might have to give that a try.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 12:19 PM (l6b3d)

384 Whitmer: Stay-At-Home order extended to July 16, 2071.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 05, 2020 12:11 PM (Fc5rx)

Hey, that's my birthday! I'll still be 29!
Posted by: Moki

Guess ya don't want Spam for a gift ?

Posted by: JT at May 05, 2020 12:19 PM (arJlL)

385 Frankly, at some point the answer to most of these Blue State governors is, suck my greasy dick.

You can't reason with despots.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:15 PM (OvKdi)

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LOL. I got a laugh from the old lady the other when the Guv was on the news and I said "Yeah, whatever. He can take a knee, smile like a donut, and gargle on my greasy Jewish hog."

Moron minds think alike.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 05, 2020 12:19 PM (5jaxN)

386 I think I'm moving to West Virginia.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 05, 2020 12:17 PM (PuyHG)



At this point, I'd like to move anywhere where I can get a haircut, eat in a restaurant, and try on a bathing suit at Kohls.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:19 PM (lwiT4)

387 The funny thing is, they're *all* Democrats, but you can't find that word in the article at all. I guess you would know that they're Dems because the article doesn't say so.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 05, 2020 12:18 PM (iuFgi)

Well, I sort of assumed they were...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 12:19 PM (LZcDP)

388 I think I'm moving to West Virginia.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 05, 2020 12:17 PM (PuyHG)

Me too.

Posted by: spypeach at May 05, 2020 12:19 PM (Up/Jb)

389 Stay-At-Home order extended to July 16, 2071.

She has to stay ahead of Warden Kate Brown of Oregon, who has extended the state shutdown until July 6th.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:20 PM (I2/tG)

390 Then you'll love this one, in which a city councilwoman in Trenton goes after the carpetbagger new mayor on a public phone conference call. Let's just say she opens slowly, with accusations of pedophilia, and then accelerates. The local newspaper supplies a transcript if the phone audio is too indistinct.


https://tinyurl.com/yczyddv8
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 12:00 PM (NVYyb)

Hee, hee, hee.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2020 12:08 PM (LZcDP)

The funny thing is, they're *all* Democrats, but you can't find that word in the article at all. I guess you would know that they're Dems because the article doesn't say so.
Posted by: Darrell Harris


Also not a carpetbagger. Yankees in yankeeland aren't carpetbaggers. Could be a lot of things, but not carpetbaggers.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 12:20 PM (At/8G)

391 What the he'll is CiNC doing bailing out these Blue States? To make things more stupid he's now asking them to follow the law and not be sanctuary cities. Is t that already illegal?

So bribe them to...follow the law? WTF

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:20 PM (OvKdi)

392 Some good news anyone? Here are two ER doctors in Chicago taking time out from treating the Chinese Attack Virus victims, and catching their breath before the Killer Chinese Hornets reach town, and getting married. It's a girl marrying a guy this time, too, so there is some novelty.

https://tinyurl.com/y8wvoh79

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 12:21 PM (NVYyb)

393 PA ALSO told nursing homes to accept Wuflu positive patients!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yahz8cla
Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 05, 2020 11:57 AM (G546f)
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You cannot be trusted to not infect old people, so the State will have to ensure that old people are infected.

This is the brain-ooze from the 14th amendment. I guarantee you this is an "anti-discrimination" reading.

Or this simply could be a sub-ideological "euthanasia"-by-stealth type of thing.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 12:21 PM (Eicbe)

394 Ayn Rand had her limitations as a novelist, but she nailed the essence of the left-wing political class in Atlas Shrugged.

I could easily see Jackie Sandmeyer, "the interim legislative equity officer" and Witchfinder General, with a riding crop.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:03 PM (I2/tG)
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She needed an editor to tell her "It's great Ayn, now take out about 300 pages."

Posted by: WisRich at May 05, 2020 12:21 PM (G0vdT)

395 Warden Kate Brown of Oregon, who has extended the state shutdown until July 6th.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:20 PM (I2/tG)



That's absurd. How can she possibly predict the course of events between now and two months from now? Why would she think things are going to remain static?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:21 PM (lwiT4)

396 I drove 20 minutes south of me to a Hobby Lobby that was open. I'm in Heaven. Too bad my town didn't benefit from the dollars spent there.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 05, 2020 12:23 PM (dUJdY)

397 I remember reading of one study that "Proved" the more people died as temperatures got higher over time. But when you looked at the study, it was of some Norwegian coastal village from the 1940's to the 1960's, and average summer temperatures had gone from 64 degrees F to 66 degrees F. Oh and the local economy had cratered so all of the young people moved away and it became a town of only old people.

BUT of course this PROVED that Deaths were Much Higher during those horrible burning summers when it got up to 66 degrees F.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 05, 2020 12:23 PM (V2Yro)

398 I predict the people of Michigan are largely going to tell her to F off.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:17 PM (OvKdi)
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The legislature already told the state that Whitless does not have the power to make businesses stay closed past May 18th.

Posted by: Axeman at May 05, 2020 12:24 PM (Eicbe)

399 Fauci calls Obama every night?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:18 PM (bDqIh)
~~~~~

Not Obama, Fredo Cuomo. Sorry about that.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 05, 2020 12:24 PM (sGotD)

400 The people I k ow from rural Oregon won't be complying with any of that. I would bet my life on it.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:24 PM (OvKdi)

401 NYPost: "Can parents survive months of hell as the coronavirus cancels summer camps? https://trib.al/Qnq1fV8"


"hell" ?


Oof

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:25 PM (bDqIh)

402 That's absurd. How can she possibly predict the course of events between now and two months from now? Why would she think things are going to remain static?



Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:21 PM (lwiT4)



Because she can.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 05, 2020 12:25 PM (Ozpxd)

403 Not Obama, Fredo Cuomo. Sorry about that.

Do they talk about what they're going to wear the next day?

Posted by: spindrift at May 05, 2020 12:25 PM (IvOed)

404 I'm first cousin ten times removed to the first appointed senator from Delaware.

--

My gggggg-uncle was Thomas Stone, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (O+I8R)

405 388 I think I'm moving to West Virginia.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 05, 2020 12:17 PM (PuyHG)

Me too.
Posted by: spypeach at May 05, 2020 12:19 PM (Up/Jb)
===

Women in West Virginia seem to appreciate the second amendment as well. Unlike all the blue state Karens:

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

Posted by: Augustine at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (Alp4m)

406 The people I k ow from rural Oregon won't be complying with any of that. I would bet my life on it.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:24 PM (OvKdi)



The thing is, what if your business is licensed to do a certain thing, like serve alcohol or cut hair? Couldn't the state pull your license and goodbye business?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (lwiT4)

407 That's absurd. How can she possibly predict the course of events between now and two months from now? Why would she think things are going to remain static?

My Oregon county of a third of a million people is averaging three new cases of CCP virus a day.

Warden Kate Brown went from shutting down the state to "flatten the curve" to saying that the state can't reopen until it can contact trace every new case of CCP virus. She refuses to give even an estimated date for reopening, and refuses to allow rural counties with few CCP virus cases from partially reopening, which even Washington state is doing.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (I2/tG)

408 Rush: "NYT receives pulitzer for 1619 project" WTF!!

Posted by: Sherpa_k2 at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (YB1W6)

409 >>Not Obama, Fredo Cuomo. Sorry about that.


OH, OK!

Never mind.

Posted by: Roseann Rosannadanna-Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (bDqIh)

410 Good luck to you 'rons and 'ettes behind enemy lines.

We are praying for you in Tennessee.

If things get hairy, we will be there.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (YA914)

411 I think if Whitmer wants to be a queen, she should be treated like one. Anne Boleyn.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (OvKdi)

412 The thing is, what if your business is licensed to do a certain thing, like serve alcohol or cut hair? Couldn't the state pull your license and goodbye business?
======

Why, yes. Yes, we can!

Posted by: Governor of Maine at May 05, 2020 12:27 PM (vg8iE)

413 I'm directly related to a bunch of wretched peasants in Europe.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 05, 2020 12:27 PM (5jaxN)

414
UV radiation can lead to respirator reuse in COVID-19 battle, report says


a team at Nebraska Medicine to develop a process that allows for decontamination and reuse of vital N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFR).




"The UVGI exposure we have chosen exceeds, by at least several fold, the amount of exposure needed to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 and provides a wide margin of safety for surface decontamination," the team's report noted, referring to the virus that causes COVID-19.






Don't have the president mention this or the MFM will accuse him of telling people to inject themselves with UV radiation.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 05, 2020 12:28 PM (Pnjx3)

415 Heh, my ancestor was governor of Connettecut In the 1680's, so I guess I am responsible for slavery after all.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 12:28 PM (o2MD2)

416 "How many dead from the Killer Hornets so far?


Posted by: torabora"

I don't know but I want my Murder Hornet stimulus check.

Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2020 12:28 PM (MxEKc)

417 The thing is, what if your business is licensed to do a certain thing, like serve alcohol or cut hair? Couldn't the state pull your license and goodbye business?

Thousand dollar a day fines do a fine job of inhibiting business activity.

There is a restaurant in my county that is reopening in defiance of the Governor, as well as a hair stylist in the state capital. We'll see what happens to them.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:28 PM (I2/tG)

418 391 What the he'll is CiNC doing bailing out these Blue States? To make things more stupid he's now asking them to follow the law and not be sanctuary cities. Is t that already illegal?

So bribe them to...follow the law? WTF
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:20 PM (OvKdi)

So, we criticize companies that ask for bailout money when they did things that companies ordinarily do, like buy back stock or give dividends to shareholders and had to lay off employees, yet the state governments expect to be fully compensated for idiotic boondoggles like bullet trains connecting LA and SF, sinkhole green initiatives and general fiscal mismanagement?

Government caused this recession. Even companies that bought back stock to prop up share prices did nothing legally wrong (they can't save the money for a rainy day, for instance), and they suffered anyway. Government employees didn't miss one paycheck, or suffer one layoff, and we're supposed to write them a blank check to cover all their mistakes, no questions asked? So they can tell the idiots that keep voting them into office that we won't raise your taxes this time, but keep supporting the policies that got us in deep fiscal trouble in the first place?

Time to draw a line in the sand. The War Turtle was right when he said that bankruptcy is always an option for these states. That's the only way that they will relieve themselves of the financial obligations that they had no right to make.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 05, 2020 12:28 PM (iuFgi)

419 The thing is, what if your business is licensed to do a certain thing, like serve alcohol or cut hair? Couldn't the state pull your license and goodbye business?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (lwiT4)

Well if you're not obeying the shut down order, why obey the license order?

Posted by: Someguy at May 05, 2020 12:29 PM (Zm+LZ)

420 >>My Oregon county of a third of a million people is averaging three new cases of CCP virus a day.

Warden Kate Brown went from shutting down the state to "flatten the curve" to saying that the state can't reopen until it can contact trace every new case of CCP virus. She refuses to give even an estimated date for reopening, and refuses to allow rural counties with few CCP virus cases from partially reopening, which even Washington state is doing.
- - - -

First, 3 new cases - not deaths - per day. Given that far less than 1% die, that means approximately one deaths per 3.25 months??

Second, why do they have to contact trace given how ridiculously contagious it is - people could be getting it from almost anything unless they live in a bubble. That is a BS goal.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2020 12:29 PM (bDqIh)

421 Warden Kate Brown went from shutting down the state
to "flatten the curve" to saying that the state can't reopen until it
can contact trace every new case of CCP virus. She refuses to give even
an estimated date for reopening, and refuses to allow rural counties
with few CCP virus cases from partially reopening, which even Washington
state is doing.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (I2/tG)



At some point, there has to be a provision for emergency powers to end. I don't know what would be involved. This is new territory. But I can't imagine a governor can hold the people of their state hostage for an unlimited amount of time. Can the Federal government over-ride these out of control governors? Or is this just 'State's Rights?"

Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:29 PM (lwiT4)

422 "The thing is, what if your business is licensed to do a certain thing, like serve alcohol or cut hair? Couldn't the state pull your license and goodbye business?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:26 PM (lwiT4)"

They can. But a lot of people have families to feed. Wanna guess which impulse is stronger?

A lot of this is going to end up in court. Probably SCOTUS. Then some of these states should be brutally punished for their overreach.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:29 PM (OvKdi)

423 Oh, they're all Demofascists all right. It's New Jersey.


And Reed Gusciora spent his adult life hacking away in Demo Party political jobs in Princeton until he decided to go rescue the put-upon poor black voters in Trenton, and show them some good old-fashioned condescension. Oops- I mean "good government". So he moved, ran and somehow won the mayorality. Meanwhile, the former mayor somehow discovered some surprise cash deposits in his name, and moved to Princeton. Where he bought a $2 million dollar home for his retirement.

Funny how that worked.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 12:29 PM (NVYyb)

424 I sorta think screaming, agonized death from multiple murder hornet stings is a fitting end to Oregon communists.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 12:30 PM (o2MD2)

425 The people I k ow from rural Oregon won't be complying with any of that. I would bet my life on it.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:24 PM (OvKdi)



The thing is, what if your business is licensed to do a certain thing, like serve alcohol or cut hair? Couldn't the state pull your license and goodbye business?
Posted by: grammie winger


With the recent edict, it already has. At least, if businesses open and get re-shut down, it'll force the issue in court.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 12:30 PM (At/8G)

426 Andrew Coumo just spent an hour explaining how we all have to have a conversation about the cost of opening things up versus how many lives will be lost.

Then he said: "Every human life is priceless".

So, according to Coumo, if there is the slightest chance that every 80 year old COPD sufferer in a nursing home might get Covid 19, the entire economy of the U.S. must remain shut.

Fucking idiot.

Posted by: jwest at May 05, 2020 12:30 PM (mrrpT)

427 Just the News @JustTheNews
33s
Trump says Fauci will testify to only Senate because 'House is a bunch of Trump-haters

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (Lrula)

428 At some point, there has to be a provision for emergency powers to end.

--

Dragging her out of the governor's mansion by the hair of her head always works.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (O+I8R)

429

My Irish side came to this country around the time of WWI. Irish grandfather joined the Army and fought in France. Italian grandfather came here after Mussolini took power in Italy. He was anti-fascist. I can't remember how many slaves they owned so not sure how much I owe.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (Pnjx3)

430 426 Andrew Coumo just spent an hour explaining how we all have to have a conversation about the cost of opening things up versus how many lives will be lost.

Then he said: "Every human life is priceless".

So, according to Coumo, if there is the slightest chance that every 80 year old COPD sufferer in a nursing home might get Covid 19, the entire economy of the U.S. must remain shut.

Fucking idiot.

Posted by: jwest at May 05, 2020 12:30 PM (mrrpT)
===

Coming from the same guy who said pro-life people weren't welcome in the state of New York.

Posted by: Augustine at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (Alp4m)

431 I sorta think screaming, agonized death from multiple murder hornet stings is a fitting end to Oregon communists.
====

What am I? Chopped liver?

Posted by: Wretchin' Griftmore at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (vg8iE)

432 "Then he said: "Every human life is priceless".

Cuomo? Except babies.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (OvKdi)

433 426 Andrew Coumo just spent an hour explaining how we all have to have a conversation about the cost of opening things up versus how many lives will be lost.

Then he said: "Every human life is priceless".

So, according to Coumo, if there is the slightest chance that every 80 year old COPD sufferer in a nursing home might get Covid 19, the entire economy of the U.S. must remain shut.

Fucking idiot.

Posted by: jwest at May 05, 2020 12:30 PM (mrrpT)

==========

Now do abortion.

And euthanasia.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 05, 2020 12:32 PM (UWqZJ)

434 "Freedom is never more than one media-induced panic away from extinction." -- shit Reagan probably thought but didn's say

Posted by: ShainS -- #OrangeMurderHornetBad! at May 05, 2020 12:32 PM (WqPYg)

435 >>> Then you'll love this one, in which a city councilwoman in Trenton goes after the carpetbagger new mayor on a public phone conference call. Let's just say she opens slowly, with accusations of pedophilia, and then accelerates. The local newspaper supplies a transcript if the phone audio is too indistinct.
https://tinyurl.com/yczyddv8
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 05, 2020 12:00

I listened to that and I'm pretty much on the ladies side. She's questioning why the city is handing out millions to the mayor buddies' "non"profits. Now it could be she wants some of that but at least she's pointing out waste. And the mayor is an asshole that keeps on instigating her, calling her an idiot and other names. He knew he could push her buttons until he got the outcome he got.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 05, 2020 12:32 PM (l6b3d)

436 Man, all those aborted babies are priceless to Q-homo?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 05, 2020 12:32 PM (o2MD2)

437 Re: Trenton kerfuffle

Sen. Cory Booker

"...The people of Trenton deserve better, which is why I am calling on Councilwoman Vaughn to step down immediately."

What - the anti-Semitic slurs she made in 2019 weren't enough to create a movement to have her resign?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 05, 2020 12:32 PM (iuFgi)

438 Nood...Boy George.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 05, 2020 12:33 PM (yalAf)

439 The thing is, what if your business is licensed to do a certain thing, like serve alcohol or cut hair? Couldn't the state pull your license and goodbye business?

Thousand dollar a day fines do a fine job of inhibiting business activity.

There is a restaurant in my county that is reopening in defiance of the Governor, as well as a hair stylist in the state capital. We'll see what happens to them.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


Businesses are already losing a grand a day being shut down.

Hopefully this will force it into the courts. The "public health emergency" has passed.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 05, 2020 12:33 PM (At/8G)

440 Second, why do they have to contact trace given how ridiculously contagious it is - people could be getting it from almost anything unless they live in a bubble. That is a BS goal.

Yeah, it's like trying to contract trace influenza.

My county of a third of a million was averaging seven cases at the high - now three.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 05, 2020 12:33 PM (I2/tG)

441 West Virginia gov:

"...I encourage businesses that can reopen, do so; but only if they fuckin' follow the guidelines to keep West Virginians safe."

Grammie, spypeach -- I'll meet you there.

Posted by: Shopgirl at May 05, 2020 12:33 PM (PuyHG)

442 So, according to Coumo, if there is the slightest chance that every 80
year old COPD sufferer in a nursing home might get Covid 19, the entire
economy of the U.S. must remain shut.



I was reading this morning of a so-called COVID death across the state line from me. The article mourned the loss of such a young man (59) to such a dreadful disease as the corona. Reading down a little further I discovered that he was already hospitalized for heart disease and leukemia. But, COVID.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:33 PM (lwiT4)

443 I'm first cousin ten times removed to the first appointed senator from Delaware.
My uncle knew a guy that lived across the street from the mayor of Cincinnati.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 05, 2020 12:33 PM (88+cf)

444 Trump should time dropping the bomb about Obama's role in spying on him to the day of this "national commencement speech" bullshit.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 05, 2020 12:34 PM (CqE5x)

445 Husband is about to participate in an online meeting with his Rotary club. Savannah prog Mayor is the guest and they get to ask questions. I may eavesdrop.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 05, 2020 12:34 PM (ptqGC)

446 Then he said: "Every human life is priceless".

--

Even the old geezers he exposed to Wuhan by basically shipping it inside their nursing homes via live hosts?

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 05, 2020 12:34 PM (O+I8R)

447 The screenwriter for "Orphan Black". You know, I started to watch that show. I liked the first season. I stopped somewhere in the second. A nice idea, almost Philip K Dick in style. It just went off the rails in a big way. I lost interest.

This screenwriter comes off like all the other entertainment world lefty's, dull and unimpressive. Even the hatred is unoriginal.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 05, 2020 12:34 PM (exWob)

448
My Irish side came to this country around the
time of WWI. Irish grandfather joined the Army and fought in France.
Italian grandfather came here after Mussolini took power in Italy. He
was anti-fascist. I can't remember how many slaves they owned so not
sure how much I owe.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (Pnjx3)

________


Since all blacks in America are still oppressed slaves owned by the white privileged like you and me (with similar ancestry) -- we owe everything we've ever earned. /

Posted by: ShainS -- #OrangeMurderHornetBad! at May 05, 2020 12:34 PM (WqPYg)

449 It seems like many of these states grant the governor emergency powers for 30 days. At that time, it's supposed to go to the legislature to be extended. There is some speculation that the governors are ignoring that and just acting like they have unlimited emergency powers. I believe Kate Brown is in that situation and it should be investigated. I'm not sure what the situation is with Inslee.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 05, 2020 12:36 PM (JKNZq)

450 nood

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 05, 2020 12:36 PM (88+cf)

451 447
The screenwriter for "Orphan Black". You know, I started to watch that
show. I liked the first season. I stopped somewhere in the second. A
nice idea, almost Philip K Dick in style. It just went off the rails in a
big way. I lost interest.



This screenwriter comes off like all the other entertainment world
lefty's, dull and unimpressive. Even the hatred is unoriginal.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 05, 2020 12:34 PM (exWob)

_________


Agreed. We continued to watch it simply to be continually amazed by the amazing Tatiana Maslany. Did I mention she was amazing?

Posted by: ShainS -- #OrangeMurderHornetBad! at May 05, 2020 12:36 PM (WqPYg)

452 Just the News @JustTheNews
33s
Trump says Fauci will testify to only Senate because 'House is a bunch of Trump-haters
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 05, 2020 12:31 PM (Lrula)

Fauci is sure to go "off the reservation" if he testifies to the House, and if the question is phrased the right way, he'll sell out Trump.

And some GOP senator should play that tape of Fauci saying we have "nothing to worry about" from Covid and ask him why Trump should know more than him about pamdemics.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 05, 2020 12:37 PM (CqE5x)

453 Can the Federal
government over-ride these out of control governors? Or is this just
'State's Rights?"


Posted by: grammie winger at May 05, 2020 12:29 PM (lwiT4)

Won't have to worry about that if the Democrats take the WH. Not because the Democrat states will open up, but because the Feds won't ever try.

Posted by: ... at May 05, 2020 12:39 PM (4dMoq)

454 Masturbating and flinging shit at you.

Eeeeep eeeeep

Posted by: Monkeying Around at May 05, 2020 12:46 PM (fE0NM)

455
Of all the retread-marxist flavors, feminism has to be the stupidest.

The idea that you can anathematize half of the human race for your will to power is just a non-starter.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 05, 2020 12:16 PM (UdCe2)






Not just anathematizing half of the human race, but doing so to the half that tends to be more violent, owns more weapons, and is physically stronger. You know, all that shit that makes up power.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 05, 2020 01:00 PM (EGyGV)

456 After you "shame" all the Empowered Wymyn who bought Fifty Shades of Gray get back to me.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 05, 2020 01:21 PM (lcQJG)

457 Concur with the Horde on Orphan Black. It started out great for a season or three, then turned into mostly junk because of all the SJW crap larded onto it. I suppose I could have gotten past the terribly one-sided characters if the show itself hadn't gotten a bit stale. It seemed like the runners didn't expect it to keep getting picked up, so the writers had to start inventing new quests for Sarah to go on. Tatiana Maslany is very, very good as all the various clones. Michael Mando ("Nacho" in Better Call Saul, and...for ubernerds like me..."Vaas" in Far Cry 3) is in it, too. He's just great, as always. But Jordan Gavaris as Sarah's brother Felix, is just over the top terrific. Really funny character well played. I give it a 6 out of my 10 thumbs.

Posted by: MarkW at May 05, 2020 01:23 PM (iDVR9)

458 I think there was a bit of an initial surge of Germans before though. They were fleeing the revolutions of 1849. And then it seems like a bunch of them fought for the Union.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 05, 2020 11:54 AM (7FO5t)

There were Germans early on. My family is partly descended from a Graf (Count) that immigrated in the 1720s. I can only imagine that you'd have to be in dire straits to abandon such a title and flee. Sadly, the exaxt cause did not survive in our oral history.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 05, 2020 01:32 PM (J+mig)

459 408
Rush: "NYT receives pulitzer for 1619 project" WTF!!



Shades of Walter Duranty.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2020 01:50 PM (oVJmc)

460 "Critical Thinking" , often preached by the Left, but rarely practiced.

Posted by: Paul at May 05, 2020 09:06 PM (okGuA)

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