Overnight Open Thread (06/14/2020)

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As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy
-- Abraham Lincoln
Bring in the bottled lightning,a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
-- Charles Dickens
To mourn a mischief that is past and gone,
Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
-- William Shakespeare: Othello, I, iii, 204
Hello, I’m Tom Nichols. I have very fierce facial hair. I am a super-brain expert authority (™ on all things. You can find me in the Naval War College, USA Today, and in the dictionary, under the word “insufferable.”
-- Tom Nichols

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Speaking of Ansel Adams, it is really tough to find high quality reproductions on the internet. His heirs seem to be quite aggressive in policing unauthorized stuff. Regardless, Adams was able to capture what for me was the essence of natural California, and whenever I see his work I am reminded of how spectacular California is...at least the physical part.
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This always makes me chuckle.

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It's vital in a free society to mock the excesses of the nags and the naysayers and the Neo-puritans among us. And the Wuhan Flu dempanic is ripe for pointing and laughing and maybe pocking with sharp sticks. Corona Mask is a particularly delicious skewering.
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Well this looks interesting!

Bullet Proof Glass and body
Thermal Night vision
Numerous Security features
Available 1,000 HP Demon V8
Starting at $259,000 USD
Some of those security features would be fun in the middle of an Antifa/BLM riot.

[Hat Tip: Tx Marko]

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On one of those circuitous trips through the intertubes, via Sippican Cottege, I discovered this place. I am not sure why potato farming is fascinating, but it is!

Taters

Does that stuff look easy? No, it does not.

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It doesn't get much better than this.

Yeah, I probably used this before, but still, it's great music. Even Garrett wearing his fur-lined Crocs and a messenger bag jauntily placed over one shoulder would like this.


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Just imagine Springsteen without the pomposity and bombast.

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Justin Johnson.

Who?

No idea, but it's nice to listen to!


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This brings me back to my teen-aged years, but in a good way!


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They are, or at least used to be hard-core champagne socialists, and part of me wants to ignore them. But damn...I can't help it...I like the music.


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Because of the recent unpleasantness I have joined the ANJRPC (Association of NJ Rifle and Pistol Clubs), and one of the perks is access to their very nice range up in the hills of Northern NJ. I went for the first time a few days ago with a local Moron...Scuba Dude, whose NYC gun travails have been documented in the Gun Thread. He brought along his very, very nice Savage 110. It's a soft shooter and looks to be very accurate.

Anyway, I was reminded again how nice most gun people are (Scuba Dude included). I had some problems with a new upper (I know very little about the AR platform), and the guy next to me took a lot of time out of his shooting to help me out. And the guy next to us on the pistol range was friendly and fun. And the range manager was personable and professional. That stuff isn't coincidence...it happens pretty much every time I go shooting anywhere.

So what is it about guns and the people who like them?

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1 Ha!

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 14, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

2 Got back in time.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 14, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

3 Damn..

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at June 14, 2020 10:01 PM (+ldAm)

4 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at June 14, 2020 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

5 It's 7 (10) Eastern. Where is everyone?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 14, 2020 10:01 PM (HuH1F)

6 Well, top 5 anyway.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2020 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

7 Bonsoir, fappeurs et fappettes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 10:01 PM (7WaWV)

8 Missed it by THAT much.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2020 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

9 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:02 PM (arJlL)

10 Coulda been a contender

Posted by: Boomers remember stuff at June 14, 2020 10:02 PM (+U5Yr)

11 Hey y'all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

12 Okay the Biden pic is fucking hilarious.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2020 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

13 Speaking of Antifa I just saw a recent photo of Justin Trudeau. There's no way he isn't an active member. His face screams leftwing douchebag.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 14, 2020 10:03 PM (Uu+Jp)

14 Hey everybody.

So you like the blues music too, eh CBD?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 14, 2020 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

15 I just read on Fox that Ukrainian officials recently confiscated six million in US currency. Does anyone know what's going on with that?

Posted by: four seasons at June 14, 2020 10:04 PM (PisyI)

16 Yeah, potato farming is hard.

Posted by: The Martian at June 14, 2020 10:05 PM (dOV9E)

17 Hiya CBD !

Is MisHum ok ?

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:05 PM (arJlL)

18 How do you politely tell someone you know who thinks Ben Shapiro is the bees knees that you think that he's a pompous jerk?

Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:05 PM (Bi0n0)

19 15 I just read on Fox that Ukrainian officials recently confiscated six million in US currency. Does anyone know what's going on with that?

Posted by: four seasons at June 14, 2020 10:04 PM (PisyI)


Nothing to see here. It was just a cash bribe to the anti-corruption authorities to keep them from investigating the company that employed Hunter Biden. It's just a local news story.

Posted by: Splunge at June 14, 2020 10:06 PM (dOV9E)

20 If Joe wins they're going to move the Oval Office to the WH basement. Or I guess they could mock up a replica oval offce in Joe's basement and he wouldn't know the difference.

Posted by: Hands at June 14, 2020 10:06 PM (786Ro)

21 Do tactical vehicles come with bullet-proof tires?

Posted by: davidt at June 14, 2020 10:06 PM (l3+k2)

22
That Biden meme.

It's like shooting fish in a barrel.


With a shotgun.

Cuz that's all anyone needs, right Joe?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:06 PM (sy5kK)

23 MisHum is okay?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:06 PM (cGAuC)

24 I see a CNN crew got attacked in Atlanta. Couldn't happen to a better group of douchebags.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2020 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

25 Speaking of Antifa I just saw a recent photo of
Justin Trudeau. There's no way he isn't an active member. His face
screams leftwing douchebag.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 14, 2020 10:03 PM (Uu+Jp)

Sophie will divorce him the minute he's no longer PM. After all, she only married him because he was the spawn of Pierre (maybe). She wouldn't have given him the time of day otherwise.

Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:07 PM (Bi0n0)

26 Is MisHum ok ?

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:05 PM (arJlL)

He's a Packers fan...of course he isn't okay.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:08 PM (dLLD6)

27 Bring in the bottled lightning,a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
-- Charles Dickens


I thought it was Hillary that said that. Thanks for setting me straight.

Posted by: Hands at June 14, 2020 10:08 PM (786Ro)

28 23 MisHum is okay?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:06 PM (cGAuC)

He's lumberjack so yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

29 He's a Packers fan...of course he isn't okay.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:08 PM (dLLD6)

At least he cheers for a team whose fans show up in the stadium on a regular basis.

Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:09 PM (Bi0n0)

30 *a lumberjack

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

31 Dammit

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

32 Nice musical choices this evening, CBD.

tip of the hat.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:10 PM (sy5kK)

33 Kudos! Good music selections tonight!

Whiskey drinkin music was awesome.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 14, 2020 10:10 PM (NgKpN)

34 Whenerver I hear I Will Survive I immediately think of the movie The Replacements.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:10 PM (2DOZq)

35 Evening y'all!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 14, 2020 10:11 PM (CjFDo)

36 21 Do tactical vehicles come with bullet-proof tires?
Posted by: davidt at June 14, 2020 10:06 PM (l3+k2)

Run flats.

Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 14, 2020 10:11 PM (NgKpN)

37 If Biden wins, they'll have all the rules for the next pandemic lock down written before Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Mallfly the Peach of Seattlestan at June 14, 2020 10:11 PM (4a9Vv)

38 tip of the hat.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:10 PM (sy5kK)

Thanks. And a shot at Springsteen (I used to love him) is always fun.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (dLLD6)

39 34
Whenerver I hear I Will Survive I immediately think of the movie The Replacements.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:10 PM (2DOZq)

I love that scene when they're in jail and the deaf guy keeps dancing after the coach shows up because he doesn't know what's going on.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (qrX0b)

40 24 I see a CNN crew got attacked in Atlanta. Couldn't happen to a better group of douchebags.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2020 10:07 PM (dUJdY)


Now that's some home cookin' I can get behind.

Talk about karma, as the kids say.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (sy5kK)

41 Comet is showing the Arte Johnson episode of Night Gallery.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (8z3Yb)

42 When is the movie thread?

Posted by: mnw at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (Cssks)

43 Mike "Dig A Hole, Toss in Seeds, Water it" Bloomberg can eat a bag of dicks.

My brothers and I once spent a day harvesting potatoes by hand at my uncle's smallish family farm. I forget what we did to piss off my mom.

Posted by: butch at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (hXu8T)

44 26 Is MisHum ok ?

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:05 PM (arJlL)

He's a Packers fan...of course he isn't okay.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:08 PM (dLLD6)

Don't you have some hummus bowls to make?

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

45
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (IXVOm)

46 Is MisHum ok ?

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:05 PM (arJlL)

He's a Packers fan...of course he isn't okay.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Lol... All right.

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (arJlL)

47 While I see the artistry in Ansel Adam's photos.. the compositions are amazing!
The contrast in BW is also stark..
I just cannot help but wonder while looking at each one.. what does it look like in color???

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (CjFDo)

48 If you ever have the chance to visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, or if a museum or such near you has a display thereof.

Do NOT fail to make it a necessary pilgrimage.

There are not words to describe the literal luminosity of what are his prints, that no reproduction can convey.

Breath. Taking.

What's also "breathtaking"?

Humping a large-format view camera and it's related gear, all through the Western Mountains just to be in the right place, at the right time, in the right light, to capture those images.

His politics be damned, the man was a photographic Titan.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (QzJWU)

49 37 If Biden wins, they'll have all the rules for the next pandemic lock down written before Thanksgiving.
Posted by: Mallfly the Peach of Seattlestan at June 14, 2020 10:11 PM (4a9Vv)

You missed the Precedent that was set.

The President and Govs, can take your civil rights as long as they deem it an emergency,

And under a 5-4 Supreme Court decision, it is not THEIR place to second guess those who took your rights away.

It won't be a flu, it will be Globul Warmering.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (NgKpN)

50 Buy guns and ammo.

And don't forget magazines.

Posted by: blaster at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (ZfRYq)

51 I WILL SURVIVE
Hey hey

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (WwTwF)

52 He's lumberjack so yeah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)


Yikes, I think that song has lyrics about wearing women's clothing and hanging around in bars.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 14, 2020 10:14 PM (2N7oZ)

53 I have been thinking of buying a used Armored Truck. Lot of them out there.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:14 PM (2DOZq)

54 What about Bosch and Ridgid power tools? Can they be used tauntingly?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 14, 2020 10:14 PM (DMUuz)

55 Hiya Jordan !

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:14 PM (arJlL)

56 ABC News Talent Chief Barbara Fedida Placed on Administrative Leave Over Report Alleging Use of Slurs Against Black Talent

Posted by: SMOD at June 14, 2020 10:14 PM (X5CsJ)

57 55 Hiya Jordan !
Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:14 PM (arJlL)

Hey JT!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:16 PM (qrX0b)

58 Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (qrX0b)

Yeah that was Pam's boyfriend in The Office.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:16 PM (2DOZq)

59 And for those who don't know Yosemite well.

That picture looks like it was taken from near the top of El Capitan.

Below it would be a little place called Valley view, a small parking lot that has one of the best views up the Valley. So if you know that little turn off, you can get almost that exact view (vice the elevation).

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (NgKpN)

60 Does anyone know what Flute Girl thinks of the remastered Tull?

Posted by: Boomers remember stuff at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (+U5Yr)

61 56

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Lolgf bitch.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (L/JEd)

62 I put down my pre-order reservation for a Cybertruck today.

Feel free to mock me mercilessly.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (cGAuC)

63 ABC News Talent Chief Barbara Fedida Placed on Administrative Leave Over Report Alleging Use of Slurs Against Black Talent

Buh-bye....

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (arJlL)

64 He's lumberjack so yeah.



Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

Yikes, I think that song has lyrics about wearing women's clothing and hanging around in bars.


Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 14, 2020 10:14 PM (2N7oZ)

As a Canuckistani of a certain age, I remember this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upsZZ2s3xv8

Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (Bi0n0)

65 I've watched more movies (5) in the past week than I did in the entire year before the beer virus.

No movie thread until next Sunday, then?

Posted by: mnw at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (Cssks)

66 I will survive.

https://youtu.be/5R-rbzcEM8A

Marv Newland.

Posted by: Flyover at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (Rbu5d)

67

Andrew Cuomo
@NYGovCuomo

We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations.

Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.

People with open containers in the street can be fined.

Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.

Local gov't must enforce the law.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (aKsyK)

68 56 ABC News Talent Chief Barbara Fedida Placed on Administrative Leave Over Report Alleging Use of Slurs Against Black Talent

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Were they slurs or did she not fall to her knees fast enough in the presence of the HolyMelanin™?

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 14, 2020 10:18 PM (d6mdH)

69 >>>As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.


Burn the heretic!

- Anitfa, BLM (tm)

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 10:18 PM (1g7ch)

70
Thanks. And a shot at Springsteen (I used to love him) is always fun.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:12 PM (dLLD6)


Oh how right you are.

I can vividly remember that Dancing in the Dark video, with the up and coming starlet Courtney Cox being Bruce's subject of concentration.

For a few years there, Springsteen was the hottest ticket in town.

Then, gloom, doom, and negativity with the Nebraska album.

Then, full on SJW.

One of the biggest disappointments of my life, entertainer-wise.

It's like buying a $100+ bottle of top-notch red wine, and upon opening it, you find it is corked.

yeah, that's it.

Bruce Springsteen = expensive corked wine.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:19 PM (sy5kK)

71 Andrew Cuomo
@NYGovCuomo

We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations.

Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.

People with open containers in the street can be fined.

Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.

Local gov't must enforce the law.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (aKsyK)

Except for rioters and their violence, those we give a free pass to!

/spit

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 14, 2020 10:19 PM (NgKpN)

72 what does it look like in color???

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 14, 2020 10:13 PM (CjFDo)

As glorious, but different. Weird, but Adams' version is more true to what it feels like.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:19 PM (dLLD6)

73 muh slurs

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 14, 2020 10:19 PM (iZJ5K)

74 Yeah that was Pam's boyfriend in The Office.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:16 PM (2DOZq)

Oh, really? I never watched that. I watched the British one, though.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:19 PM (qrX0b)

75 Poll Troll!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:20 PM (cGAuC)

76 There was another protest here tonight. I'm guessing it was another nothingburger, since none of the news sites have had any updates for two hours now.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:20 PM (qrX0b)

77 How do you politely tell someone you know who thinks Ben Shapiro is the bees knees that you think that he's a pompous jerk?


Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:05 PM (Bi0n0)

I would just say his ass sucks putty balls but his sister got great tits. Oh.... you said politely.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 14, 2020 10:20 PM (9Om/r)

78 Great, the poll smoker is back.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (2N7oZ)

79 67

Andrew Cuomo
@NYGovCuomo

We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations.

Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.

People with open containers in the street can be fined.

Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.

Local gov't must enforce the law.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (aKsyK)

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OK, GrannyKiller.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (d6mdH)

80 No movie thread until next Sunday, then?

Posted by: mnw at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (Cssks)

Uh...nope.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (dLLD6)

81 No movie thread until next Sunday, then?
Posted by: mnw

Saturday ?

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (arJlL)

82 Thread below, 3 million background checks in May.
1.7 million guns sold.
40%were first time buyers.

There's 196 million in the USA over the age of 21.
1% just bought a gun
.5% for the 1st time.

But BLM is gaining popularity and Biden is cruising to victory according to the polls....

Right.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (aO8Gd)

83 I hope all the top foreign tennis players refuse to play in the US Open in September. The restrictions they are implementing ain't worth it.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (2DOZq)

84 "Posted by: FrankSerpico"

Poll question: Are you going to vote for Biden, or would you like your head smashed in?

Posted by: Chris M at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (6XZdO)

85 Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.



People with open containers in the street can be fined.



Police protesters not wearing masks can be fined.



Local gov't must enforce the law.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (aKsyK)

The West Village was rocking and rolling Friday night. Open bars, open restaurants, open containers in the streets...

Even NYC is telling Cuomo to go fvck himself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:22 PM (dLLD6)

86 Mike "Dig A Hole, Toss in Seeds, Water it" Bloomberg can eat a bag of dicks.

Whoa, there Mikey B. Don't eat so fast. Haven't you ever heard of that farmer's adage to not eat your seed dicks? Sure, chowing down on dicks may seem tasty now, and you're a ravenous sumbitch, but you'll regret it next growing season when the dick fields lie fallow for want of seeds. They don't just grow on trees, you know.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 14, 2020 10:22 PM (TtGzn)

87 Nate Silver


Is that the same stupid fuck that predicted a Hillary landslide?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 14, 2020 10:23 PM (iZJ5K)

88 The Rezvani needs a cattle catcher and flame throwers.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 10:23 PM (1g7ch)

89 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 14, 2020 10:24 PM (5RpHt)

90 No movie thread until next Sunday, then?

Posted by: mnw at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (Cssks)

It's on Saturday night. Occasionally the Fishing thread takes its place as it did the Saturday.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:24 PM (2DOZq)

91 mnw - the movie thread is Saturday night.

Posted by: Pod Hamp at June 14, 2020 10:24 PM (RBFmA)

92 and naow, din-din...

BIAB

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 14, 2020 10:24 PM (5RpHt)

93 Has anyone heard from Ace since the wall-mounted tv ?

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2020 10:24 PM (arJlL)

94 I see a CNN crew got attacked in Atlanta. Couldn't happen to a better group of douchebags.

The very left-wing mayor of Olympia, Washington had her house vandalized by Antifa Friday night.

The mayor whined:

"I'm really trying to process this," she told The Olympian over the phone Saturday. "It's like domestic terrorism. It's unfair."

"It hurts when you're giving so much to your community," she said.

Hey, it's mere property damage.

Mayor Selby said she's facing three crises at once: COVID-19, homelessness, and 400 years of racial injustice. Selby, who has three years left in her term, said "I'm no quitter. I will continue to try and move this community forward."

Olympia is two percent black, so the virtue signaling is strong with this one.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

95 Just saw my first lightning bug!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2020 10:25 PM (dUJdY)

96 65 I've watched more movies (5) in the past week than I did in the entire year before the beer virus.

Posted by: mnw at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (Cssks)

Anything good?

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:25 PM (qrX0b)

97 I hope all the top foreign tennis players refuse to
play in the US Open in September. The restrictions they are
implementing ain't worth it.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (2DOZq)

Novak has already been complaining about only being able to bring 1 person with him. Of course, he's an anti-vaxxer so he's already getting some side-eye.

Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:25 PM (Bi0n0)

98 The rules have changed.

I no longer have to accept the outcome of elections.

Polls and elections mean nothing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:25 PM (cGAuC)

99 Greg P. of the Spurs must be a nasty, disgusting piece of work in his private life.

He's hiding something to overcompensate with so much Trump hatred.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 14, 2020 10:26 PM (aO8Gd)

100 I think I have the disposable income to afford that Rezani Tank SUV.

What color should I get? Because nothing says "stealth" like "RED."

WTF

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 14, 2020 10:26 PM (3H9h1)

101 70:Then, gloom, doom, and negativity with the Nebraska album.


Nebraska came out after "The River" and before "Born in the USA". Yes, I used to like him too. I remember a conservation with a friend of mine in the UK in the early 90s. He told me Springsteen was overrated and in about 10-15 years, I'll wonder what the hell the big deal was. He was right.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 10:26 PM (JVB7R)

102
The very left-wing mayor of Olympia, Washington had her house vandalized by Antifa Friday night.

The mayor whined:

"I'm really trying to process this," she told The Olympian over the phone Saturday. "It's like domestic terrorism. It's unfair."

"It hurts when you're giving so much to your community," she said.

Hey, it's mere property damage.


It's that doggone privilege thing. You know the thing.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (aKsyK)

103 I know ESPN sucks, but as a Cards fan, I'm really loving their 30 for 30 on the '98 home run race. It's a great reminder of how awesome life in this country can be sometimes.

Posted by: Dr. T at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (Vgw1E)

104 Great ONT, CBD. The Tom Nichols article is hysterical.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

105 Biden's polling may be good because they're following Terry McAuliffe's advice to keep him in his basement as much as possible.

Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (Bi0n0)

106 Thanks for the Yosemite pic up top. One of the few reasons I'd return to California for more than a day trip.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (SchxB)

107 "So what is it about guns and the people who like them?"

We want to spread the love and the joy of these wonderful pieces of machinery. (At least I do.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:28 PM (ejsiI)

108 Still no Mass at my parish.
Went out to dinner with a friend on friday. It was depressing.

Whatever. Yall have a nice night.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 14, 2020 10:29 PM (U2p+3)

109 The very left-wing mayor of Olympia, Washington had her house vandalized by Antifa Friday night.

And the mayor of Portland had a crowd of several hundred noisy demonstrators outside his house at 1 AM last night, who were shining bright lights and lasers into his windows.

This is the guy who told the Portland cops not to respond to calls for help from Portland's ICE office, or from contractors servicing the ICE office, when there was an Antifa encampment around the ICE office.

His opponent in the mayoral runoff in November is a flat-out Antifa supporter.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 10:29 PM (I2/tG)

110 The very left-wing mayor of Olympia, Washington had her house vandalized by Antifa Friday night.

*points*
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

*wheeze*
*gasp*

BWAHAHAHAHAHABAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*prays for more to come*

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 14, 2020 10:29 PM (d6mdH)

111 Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 10:26 PM (JVB7R)

Springsteen = U2

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:29 PM (2DOZq)

112 MisHum is in the house?

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

113 Nate Silver


Is that the same stupid fuck that predicted a Hillary landslide
--
He's the one that was getting fed insiders top secret polling data from Obama's team in 2008 but lied at the time that it was all his secret algorithms.

Her hasn't predicted anything since correctly

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 14, 2020 10:30 PM (aO8Gd)

114 "We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations"

That's good to know; at least we can approximate the upper bound on Stasi in NYC...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (TtGzn)

115 Now Comet's showing the earwig episode.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (8z3Yb)

116 99 Greg P. of the Spurs must be a nasty, disgusting piece of work in his private life.

He's hiding something to overcompensate with so much Trump hatred.
Posted by: RoyalOil at June 14, 2020 10:26 PM (aO8Gd)

As a die-hard Spurs fan, do NOT get me started. (Personally, I think Pop is a Socialist; he got his so fuck you is his attitude. It's as simple as that. He evidently learned absolutely nothing from his Soviet Studies degree from USAFA.)

And I was already miffed at Steve Kerr for his coaching a hated rival, though he is an ex-Spur. But that whiny, bitchy Statist can go fuck himself too.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (ejsiI)

117 Talked with my cousin in the Tulsa area twice tonight. Had to tell him to stop talking politics because he was going on about Trump being incompetent. He actually claimed he heard him tell people to drink bleach. We get on much better when we stay off that topic.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (YynYJ)

118 hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: Pork&Pine at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (4XImJ)

119 Bruce Springsteen = expensive corked wine.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:19 PM (sy5kK)

His first five albums were an incredible start to a fantastic career. But then he became so ridiculously full of himself that he was nothing more than a cartoon image of himself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (dLLD6)

120 The very left-wing mayor of Olympia, Washington had her house vandalized by Antifa Friday night.


Hope it hurt.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (iZJ5K)

121
Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.



Burn safely!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (8z3Yb)

122 111 Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 10:26 PM (JVB7R)

Springsteen = U2
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here



Them too. Up to the 'Zooropa' album, they were very good. I liked them. After 'Zooropa', it was obvious they were a spent band and were/are running on fumes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (JVB7R)

123 CBD earning that OT today. Nice!

Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (K22Va)

124 Excellent post & music, happy Flag Day.

Posted by: Summer of Love at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (FJrl0)

125 They don't just grow on trees, you know.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 14, 2020 10:22 PM (TtGzn)


That's the funniest thing I've read all night.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (t+qrx)

126 The very left-wing mayor of Olympia, Washington had her house vandalized by Antifa Friday night.

The mayor whined:

"I'm really trying to process this," she told The Olympian over the phone Saturday. "It's like domestic terrorism. It's unfair."

Heh. Hah hah HAH! HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

127 The Tom Nichols article is hysterical.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

Yup...I laughed. The mockery is marvelous.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:33 PM (dLLD6)

128 Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.

Local gov't must enforce the law.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (aKsyK)


That's not a law, you frickin' idjit, that's one of your 'I'm a king' edicts.

Notice how arresting someone for rioting and looting are missing from actions that should be enforced by local government. Funny that. But we'll close down a damn bar or hair salon for daring to do legal business. This state has some real fucked up fucking priorities imposed by some real fucking geniuses. Damn but I hate those suckers of cock by choice.

Posted by: RickZ at June 14, 2020 10:33 PM (Y8PSl)

129 103 I know ESPN sucks, but as a Cards fan, I'm really loving their 30 for 30 on the '98 home run race. It's a great reminder of how awesome life in this country can be sometimes.
Posted by: Dr. T at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (Vgw1E)

Man, do I remember that well, being raised by a Cards fan.

(By the way, ESPN has been in existence for 41 years now. I KNOW that they have more than "30 for 30". More like "1000 for 30".)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:33 PM (ejsiI)

130 112 MisHum is in the house?
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

House refers to such privilege. But I'm here.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

131
83 I hope all the top foreign tennis players refuse to play in the US Open in September. The restrictions they are implementing ain't worth it.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 10:21 PM (2DOZq)

We're not allowed to touch the balls in clinic. So no rapid feeds, no service.

I'm over it.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

132 Saw 2 people wearing a mask today in the park. Like literally the only 2 out of hundreds of people. A middle eastern couple. Which I found kinda funny.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (L/JEd)

133 Andy "Nipsy" Cuomo needs to do us all a favor and chug fishtank cleaner.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

134 Police protesters not wearing masks can be fined.

---

I totally believe they'll step into a riot to write a ticker for an arsonist who didn't wear a mask.

Posted by: Methos at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (kOpft)

135 I love me some dobro. Thanks for the Justin Johnson music.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (d9Cw3)

136 Oh, speaking of Estrogen Sports Production Network, did you see their ratings are down 41%?!

Delicious.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (aO8Gd)

137 *prays for more to come*

It's the weakness of Antifa - generally, they don't dare operate outside deep blue cities, because they need the permissive legal environment.

They go into a jurisdiction where law enforcement isn't controlled by left-wingers, and they would get prosecuted on felony riot charges.

So, all they can do is foul their own nest.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (I2/tG)

138 Always loved Southside Johnny over Springsteen. Saw him around 2005 in a bar in Malvern Pa. Less than 100 people. Had drinks in between sets with Johnny and the band. He played his ass off like he was in the Garden. Was glad to see he's playing much bigger venues again. Talk to me.

Posted by: fish...thelowercaseone at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (nHbAq)

139 130 112 MisHum is in the house?
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

House refers to such privilege. But I'm here.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

As a one percenter, you have much too much privilege.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

140 126 The very left-wing mayor of Olympia, Washington had her house vandalized by Antifa Friday night.

The mayor whined:

"I'm really trying to process this," she told The Olympian over the phone Saturday. "It's like domestic terrorism. It's unfair."

Heh. Hah hah HAH! HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

Oh, indeed. This is the very definition of schadenfreude.

You reap what you sow, you blithering idiot mayor!!!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:35 PM (ejsiI)

141 We're not allowed to touch the balls in clinic.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

Well that's no fun at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

142 Thanks for the Hat Tip, CBD, as you promised.
First one I have ever gotten on AoSHQ, and it makes me incredibly Proud...

Posted by: TxMarko at June 14, 2020 10:36 PM (2QCBw)

143 Cantiflas > antifa

Posted by: Pork&Pine at June 14, 2020 10:36 PM (4XImJ)

144 Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.



And Nipsey wonders why people think he's a fool.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 14, 2020 10:36 PM (8z3Yb)

145 Never gave a damn about springsteen. He got shitty taste in motorcycles too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 14, 2020 10:36 PM (9Om/r)

146 SRV: Texas guitar blues at its best.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2020 10:36 PM (wPVhA)

147
Heh. Hah hah HAH! HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)


{{{Insom}}}

Isn't it delicious? More servings, please.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

148 Thanks for the Justin Johnson music.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (d9Cw3)

I had never heard of him before I started poking around for stuff for the ONT. That's not saying much, since I know very little about music except for what I like...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (dLLD6)

149 Good evening, Horde! It's National Bourbon Day - I raise a glass to all 'rons and 'ettes.

In case anyone is wondering, my glass contains New Riff KY Straight Bourbon.

Posted by: doof2112 at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (VidtX)

150 {{{Insom}}}

Isn't it delicious? More servings, please.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}

How you faring on this fine Sunday eve?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (NWiLs)

151 Thanks for the swell ONT, CBD!

Tonight I am identifying as a fasting Platinum member wearing Merrells (never Crocs!). The rear entrance for other Hordians sounds...surprising.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (WFcrO)

152 117 Talked with my cousin in the Tulsa area twice tonight. Had to tell him to stop talking politics because he was going on about Trump being incompetent. He actually claimed he heard him tell people to drink bleach. We get on much better when we stay off that topic.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (YynYJ)

Here's what gets me: even if Mr. Trump DID tell people to drink bleach, SO WHAT? Are we a bunch of lemmings? If ANYONE with "authority" tells me to jump off a bridge, am I going to do it?

Are people that helpless?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:38 PM (ejsiI)

153 Regardless, Adams was able to capture what for me was the essence of
natural California, and whenever I see his work I am reminded of how
spectacular California is...at least the physical part.


________



Was ... as in the past tense.

Posted by: ShainS -- No more half measures, Donald at June 14, 2020 10:38 PM (WqPYg)

154 He played his ass off like he was in the Garden. Was glad to see he's playing much bigger venues again. Talk to me.

Posted by: fish...thelowercaseone at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (nHbAq)

He gets it. Rock and Roll is simple stuff. Lots of energy and no fakery, and you'll do well.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:38 PM (dLLD6)

155 That picture looks like it was taken from near the top of El Capitan.

I thougt that was EC on the left, across from HD

looks like it was taken from the road

got a pic of Mrs REDACTED with the same background

she's holding a bag of potato chips

she's about thirty then

and even without makeup, a stunner

Posted by: REDACTED at June 14, 2020 10:39 PM (JgrP5)

156 Is that the same stupid fuck that predicted a Hillary landslide

Silver gave Trump a 28.6 percent chance of winning, which was a far, far higher percentage than any other major pollster.

There was an MIT professor who gave Hillary a 99.7% chance of winning, as I recall.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 10:39 PM (I2/tG)

157 141 We're not allowed to touch the balls in clinic.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

Well that's no fun at all.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)


Right?

Those luscious luscious balls.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

158 "It hurts when you're giving so much to your community," she said.


HA HA!! /Nelson Muntz

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at June 14, 2020 10:39 PM (ZSK0i)

159 Greetings:

Back in the early '80s, I was working for our Navy as a civilian printer in Newport, RI, the home of the Naval War College mentioned above. Beautiful area this time of year. Two bits of tid follow.

One was about a female LCDR. We printed her naval history as part of a Change of Command program. She had been in the Navy for 12 years. For 10 of those years she worked at various Newport commands. The other two years, she served in the Navy Public Affairs Office on Fifth Avenue in the former New York City. Oh, and her "nom de guerre" was "Legs".

I got to see the last America's Cup race that the USofA won to go ahead 3-1 in the series. America lost the next three races and the Cup. The bonus part was see the race from the Coast Guard's sailing ship Eagle.

Posted by: 11B40 at June 14, 2020 10:39 PM (evgyj)

160 67

Andrew Cuomo
@NYGovCuomo

We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations.

Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.

People with open containers in the street can be fined.

Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.

Local gov't must enforce the law.

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

Guvnor Cuomo, what is it like to know that you, and only you, sent over 5,400 elderly people to their certain deaths with your order?

That you now ignore?

There is a special place in hell for you.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (sy5kK)

161 Was ... as in the past tense.

Posted by: ShainS -- No more half measures, Donald at June 14, 2020 10:38 PM (WqPYg)

I was there last July, and it's still a magnificent place.

But I guess you junior college folks have a different opinion.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (dLLD6)

162 Late husband and I went to an exhibit in Portlan called Wild Beauty. It was early pictures of the Columbia River Gorge. (It was our first official date)..

They had one of those big landscape cameras there as well as some of the original prints. And I got to see a photo of John Stevenson's cabin. We'd lived on the place run by his grandson. He'd talked about his grandfather falling asleep while reading the newspaper and a spark from the fireplace catching it on fire. The cabin was cedar logs and burned down. Great exhibit.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (YynYJ)

163 149 Good evening, Horde! It's National Bourbon Day - I raise a glass to all 'rons and 'ettes.


-----------

Louis XIV was okay. The rest don't deserve their own day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (wPVhA)

164
Still no Mass at my parish.

Very sorry, Nurse. Bananas have more spine than our bishops. I say again, His Grace should have told Inslee to shove his quarantine.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (mht8P)

165 CBD - thanks for the SRV.

For those who appreciate the mastery of SRV, check out this video of him doing a sound check. His throw-away jam is infinitely better than the best that 99.9% of guitarists could do.

https://youtu.be/grBmQwLSlDw

Posted by: doof2112 at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (VidtX)

166 As a one percenter, you have much too much privilege.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)


https://youtu.be/-ywt00S4t-E

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

167 Luscious, luscious ... Fuzzy and firm...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (7WaWV)

168 Now Comet's showing the earwig episode.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (8z3Yb)


That one scared the crap out of me as a kid.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (2N7oZ)

169 SRV would have been only 65 had he not died so young.

Unpossible to imagine the additional legacy he would have left us ...

Posted by: ShainS -- No more half measures, Donald at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (WqPYg)

170 You reap what you sow, you blithering idiot mayor!!!

She has no problem with Antifa breaking the windows of businesses in downtown Olympia on a regular basis, and has told the cops not to interfere.

Her property is different, apparently.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (I2/tG)

171 > Speaking of Antifa I just saw a recent photo of Justin Trudeau. There's no way he isn't an active member. His face screams leftwing douchebag.

This is strong evidence for cuckery being environmental, rather than genetic.

It's widely accepted that Pierre was cucked repeatedly by Maggie (in the classical sense of "cucked"), and commonly speculated that Justin is not his biological child (since Justin looks nothing at all like Pierre). So Justin's biological father was a bull (possibly even Fidel Castro), and yet, Justin is himself a cuck.

Ergo: environmental, not genetic.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (hKLpI)

172 The rear entrance for other Hordians sounds...surprising.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (WFcrO)

Otters for the win...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (dLLD6)

173 149
Good evening, Horde! It's National Bourbon Day - I raise a glass to all 'rons and 'ettes.

And birthday wishes for President Trump and the US Army!

Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (K22Va)

174 Never gave a damn about springsteen. He got shitty taste in motorcycles too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 14, 2020 10:36 PM (9Om/r)


He's a twatwaffle. Evening, all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (Z4rgH)

175 60 Does anyone know what Flute Girl thinks of the remastered Tull?
Posted by: Boomers remember stuff at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (+U5Yr)

I'd like to know as we are only known for one song!

Posted by: Ian Anderson On The Flute at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (ejsiI)

176 {{{Ladyl}}}

How you faring on this fine Sunday eve?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (NWiLs)


Fair to middling, I suppose. Fabulous weather here, like Maine.

Are things okay with you?

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

177 Ansel Adams made a series of photos of the Manzanar Concentration Camps during WWII for nationalist propaganda. All his work must be destroyed.

- Antifa, BLM (tm)


/aside... he documented a bulletin board with 'help wanted' ads. They could leave anytime they wanted. And people leaving.
There was another camp(s) for 'enemy nationals' who swore loyalty to Japan. Axis powers did the same.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 10:42 PM (1g7ch)

178 > "I'm really trying to process this," she told The Olympian over the phone Saturday. "It's like domestic terrorism. It's unfair."

Hahahahah! I'm remembering those soyboy college students yelling "We're on your side!" out the window while the bricks were coming through.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 10:43 PM (hKLpI)

179 Yeah people made fun of Silver for giving Trump a 1 in 4 chance. And Libs called him an idiot and probably racist too knowing their MO

Lots of people to shit on for 2016 predictions, Silver is not one of them.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 10:43 PM (L/JEd)

180
Burn the heretic!

- Anitfa, BLM (tm)
Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 10:18 PM (1g7ch)

SWEEP
AWAY
THE
MONSTERS
AND
DEMONS!!!

Posted by: Communist Party of China, June 1966 at June 14, 2020 10:43 PM (ejsiI)

181 There Will Be Boobs

Posted by: kbdabear at June 14, 2020 10:43 PM (qAR6u)

182 I bet the debates between POTUS and Biden will dwarf the ratings between Trump and Clinton.

Posted by: Jmel at June 14, 2020 10:43 PM (OeWgo)

183 Wow, a quote from a local protestor who is obviously a Mensa member:
"I don't think it's like we're anti-police or anything like that," said one protester, Amy. "It's just showing like that money, our votes need to go into the actual community, like building up the community. I mean, people are scared everywhere."

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:43 PM (qrX0b)

184 Wife's ex-boss had some A Adams prints of Grand Teton. They are very nice, hanging in the office I can't currently work in because of the fooking Wuhan virus.

Also have some smaller ones of Yosemite. I think those came with the office.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:44 PM (x8Wzq)

185 My cousin is a liberal in a red state and watches all the nonsense on the MSM. I usually cut him some slack but did point out how effective Trump has been with China. He's at risk for Wuflu (dialysis) and figures all these people will come in from out of town for the rally and spread it around. We usually just don't talk politics.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:44 PM (YynYJ)

186 175 60 Does anyone know what Flute Girl thinks of the remastered Tull?
Posted by: Boomers remember stuff at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (+U5Yr)

I'd like to know as we are only known for one song!

Posted by: Ian Anderson On The Flute at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (ejsiI)



Well we went from Zappa month to Tull Month in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

187 His first five albums were an incredible start to a fantastic career. But then he became so ridiculously full of himself that he was nothing more than a cartoon image of himself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (dLLD6)


I'm good with his first two albums, but after that? Dreck. 'Born To Run' is the only album I ever owned that I sold, I hated that damn thing so much. Yet I still kept my only Status Quo album and a few other dogs (some by good groups, just lousy live albums).

Posted by: RickZ at June 14, 2020 10:44 PM (Y8PSl)

188 Luscious, luscuous, fuzzy and firm
A spherical miracle filled with...





air!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 10:45 PM (7WaWV)

189 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/ydhd5o5j

https://tinyurl.com/yc6zl7wx

https://tinyurl.com/yb3um8vn

https://tinyurl.com/yaongxqt

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Posted by: kbdabear at June 14, 2020 10:45 PM (qAR6u)

190 169 SRV would have been only 65 had he not died so young.

Unpossible to imagine the additional legacy he would have left us ...
Posted by: ShainS -- No more half measures, Donald at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (WqPYg)

The 30th anniversary of his death (27 August 1990) fast approaches.

While in Dallas back in 2017 for a job interview I stopped by his grave when i had a free moment. On the south side of town, in Laurel Land Cemetery. Right off of I-35E.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:45 PM (ejsiI)

191 165 CBD - thanks for the SRV.

For those who appreciate the mastery of SRV, check out this video of him doing a sound check. His throw-away jam is infinitely better than the best that 99.9% of guitarists could do.

https://youtu.be/grBmQwLSlDw
Posted by: doof2112



Read a comment about that video:

"Wanders out onto the stage, eyes looking like two pissholes in a snowbank, picks his nose, picks up his guitar and gives an offhand performance in a sound check that most musicians would give significant body parts to do just once in their lives...that's Stevie Ray"

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 10:46 PM (JVB7R)

192 "Are people that helpless?"

No, but they are that dishonest.

Posted by: Chris M at June 14, 2020 10:46 PM (6XZdO)

193 I'm good with his first two albums, but after that? Dreck. 'Born To Run' is the only album I ever owned that I sold, I hated that damn thing so much. Yet I still kept my only Status Quo album and a few other dogs (some by good groups, just lousy live albums).
Posted by: RickZ at June 14, 2020 10:44 PM (Y8PSl)


So deep down in or around that medically repaired heart is Love for the SQ

I knew it..........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

194 Springsteen had a few songs I liked.

Very few.

"I'm on Fire" being one of them. Also a song called "Trapped," which was on his colossal behemoth collectors album brick.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (x8Wzq)

195
https://youtu.be/-ywt00S4t-E
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (aA3+G)


Is it wrong that I just love that song?

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

196 Will there be chocolate chip cookies in this thread?

Still going thru withdrawals from that previous picture.

Posted by: Goatweed at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (iR3Gu)

197 I'm good with his first two albums, but after that? Dreck. 'Born To Run' is the only album I ever owned that I sold, I hated that damn thing so much. Yet I still kept my only Status Quo album and a few other dogs (some by good groups, just lousy live albums).
Posted by: RickZ at June 14, 2020 10:44 PM (Y8PSl)

What sucks is that at every single bloody running event, they WILL play "Born To Run".

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (ejsiI)

198 176 {{{Ladyl}}}

How you faring on this fine Sunday eve?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:37 PM (NWiLs)


Fair to middling, I suppose. Fabulous weather here, like Maine.

Are things okay with you?
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

I'll be honest, it's been a rough couple of weeks, but I'm pushing through it all the best I can.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

199 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y7kj87r8

https://tinyurl.com/ybujez8s

https://tinyurl.com/y9qgdevj

https://tinyurl.com/ybn85o7z

https://tinyurl.com/yax9wnd9

Posted by: kbdabear at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (qAR6u)

200 > I bet the debates between POTUS and Biden will dwarf the ratings between Trump and Clinton.

They will never, ever, ever allow Biden to debate Trump. Ever.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (hKLpI)

201 "I'm on Fire" being one of them.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (x8Wzq)

Supposedly, he wrote that one hoping to have Elvis sing it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (qrX0b)

202 62 I put down my pre-order reservation for a Cybertruck today.

Feel free to mock me mercilessly.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (cGAuC)


If only it had a 427 with two twenty gallon saddle tanks.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (q0Dei)

203 So I'm listening to Nerdrotic & Doomcock's The Inquisition, and Gary's advising anybody who sees a snotty Star Trek actor has posted a snotty comment about the police, to remind them that Gene Roddenberry was a cop.

Gotcha, assholes!

Posted by: Shopgirl at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (hNRce)

204 so I missed the chemojeff sighting here yesterday, anybody know what thread that was ?

Posted by: Pork&Pine at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (4XImJ)

205 188 Luscious, luscuous, fuzzy and firm
A spherical miracle filled with...





air!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 10:45 PM (7WaWV)


Ewwww!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

206 SRV passed away before I fully realized just how m-f'ing talented he was.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (x8Wzq)

207 I'll be honest, it's been a rough couple of weeks, but I'm pushing through it all the best I can.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (NWiLs)


Is it a workload issue?

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

208 62 I put down my pre-order reservation for a Cybertruck today.

Feel free to mock me mercilessly.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:17 PM (cGAuC)

no, that sounds very cool

*chortle*

Posted by: REDACTED at June 14, 2020 10:50 PM (JgrP5)

209
El Capitan on the left, Cathedral Rocks on the right, and Half Dome farther up the valley in the center distance.

The Yosemite Valley floor and surrounding areas are wonderful to explore during the winger months. Our UC Berkeley research group went skiing there twice in the late 70s / early 80s. I opted for cross country skiing both times.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 14, 2020 10:50 PM (pNxlR)

210 Her property is different, apparently.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (I2/tG)

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Posted by: Eric Arthur Blair at June 14, 2020 10:50 PM (ejsiI)

211 I do think they are underestimating the impact of social isolation right now. I went into 5Guys today and got a burger. Dine in seems to be open now. It was so relaxing to sit in a room with some people. I didn't really talk to anyone but I could feel my mood improve. I think I'll try and go out a bit more this week.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:51 PM (YynYJ)

212 I'm good with his first two albums, but after that?
Dreck.

Posted by: RickZ at June 14, 2020 10:44 PM (Y8PSl)

Definitely a big change. "The Wild The Innocent" and "Greetings From Asbury Park" Were new and vibrant and so incredibly energetic. Great stuff!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:51 PM (dLLD6)

213
Is it wrong that I just love that song?
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (TdMsT)


Hell no.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:51 PM (aA3+G)

214 Them too. Up to the 'Zooropa' album, they were very good. I liked them. After 'Zooropa', it was obvious they were a spent band and were/are running on fumes.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 10:32 PM (JVB7R)

The Joshua Tree was peak U2.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:52 PM (ejsiI)

215 Poetry was never my strong suit... Nor spelling... Punctuation?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 10:52 PM (7WaWV)

216 191 Puddleglum...

Comments on that SRV video are awesome. Dude was insane. There's another great video of him where he breaks a string mid-jam, keeps playing flawlessly, then grabs a replacement guitar and doesn't miss a note. What a legend!

Posted by: doof2112 at June 14, 2020 10:52 PM (mZUr4)

217 Greetings:

I don't know, but I still enjoy a lot of Springsteen's records. I think that he had a real understanding of the youth of the working class that was coming up in the '70s. (Which I was one of.)

Also, he helped bring the saxophone back into rock and roll in a big way.

Posted by: 11B40 at June 14, 2020 10:52 PM (evgyj)

218 207 I'll be honest, it's been a rough couple of weeks, but I'm pushing through it all the best I can.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:47 PM (NWiLs)


Is it a workload issue?
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

In part. Life events as well. Death of an extended family member and a couple of other knocks. But I've found I have more resilience than I used to.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:53 PM (NWiLs)

219 "Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters."

C.S. Lewis

Posted by: Jim S. at June 14, 2020 10:53 PM (ynUnH)

220 Our one trip to Yosemite had us in the loop road, crawling along at 5 mph like we're in a fucking parade, bumper to bumper, shooting pics of the cool mountains from the car windows; passing the "campground" which looked like some kind of hippie petri dish of communicable diseases, then back out to the relatively more sane part so California.

Much as I lament the slow degradation of Yellowstone, our afternoon in Yosemite made me see things in a better perspective.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:54 PM (x8Wzq)

221 Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:51 PM (YynYJ)

I agree. Hubby doesn't like to go out much but I don't mind going somewhere for breakfast or lunch by myself. I really missed that during this stupid lockdown. I've already been to breakfast 5 or 6 times in the past 10 days.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 14, 2020 10:55 PM (dUJdY)

222 Biden's polling may be good because they're following Terry McAuliffe's advice to keep him in his basement as much as possible.


Posted by: Vendette at June 14, 2020 10:27 PM (Bi0n0)

I am not buying that their polling is good.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 10:55 PM (nAiE/)

223 I liked Sequoia much more. Also The Redwoods.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:55 PM (x8Wzq)

224 206 SRV passed away before I fully realized just how m-f'ing talented he was.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (x8Wzq)

when I was a kid, I saw him playing at different clubs and such in Dallas

he was pretty young and unpolished

guess he got polished

Posted by: REDACTED at June 14, 2020 10:55 PM (JgrP5)

225 Sill waiting for Bob Marley Month.

I'm patient.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 10:55 PM (lW69B)

226 I worked on a potato farm in the '60s. 720JD with a 2 bottom turnover plow and 2 row planter. Also a 435 JD to apply sulfur. Golden Flake potato Chips was the company.

Posted by: Ronster at June 14, 2020 10:56 PM (IHpbl)

227 He actually claimed he heard him tell people to drink bleach. We get on much better when we stay off that topic.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:31 PM (YynYJ)


Did you tell him he was a dumbass?

/rhetorical

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 10:56 PM (1g7ch)

228 I don't know, but I still enjoy a lot of
Springsteen's records.

Posted by: 11B40 at June 14, 2020 10:52 PM (evgyj)

Please don't misunderstand me, I think his first four albums were excellent-great, and his fifth was a good poppy album that was perfect for a concert tour.

I still listen to those...a lot!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:56 PM (dLLD6)

229 Happy Sunday, fellow morons.

And I wish all of us a good week ahead.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 14, 2020 10:56 PM (+oVP5)

230 Much as I lament the slow degradation of Yellowstone, our afternoon in Yosemite made me see things in a better perspective.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:54 PM (x8Wzq)

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Nothing lasts forever.

Posted by: The Yellowstone Caldera at June 14, 2020 10:56 PM (wPVhA)

231 206 SRV passed away before I fully realized just how m-f'ing talented he was.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:48 PM (x8Wzq)

Same.

I knew the name but not much else. I remember well, it was the first day of school (grade withheld), and my old man switched the TV from the hated MTV to local news. The lead story? SRV dead.

Like I said, I knew the name but not the music.

Later on I'd hear his music on the radio and I would sit up and listen. I'm not a blues fan - never have been, but even I have to give it up to Stevie Ray. The things he could do with the guitar were simply mind-blowing.

I suppose even SRV can ask (if he could) "Why am I loved only when I'm gone?" (h/t, Nightwish)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 10:57 PM (ejsiI)

232 CBD!

Thanks for the ONT, sir.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 14, 2020 10:57 PM (+oVP5)

233 230 Much as I lament the slow degradation of Yellowstone, our afternoon in Yosemite made me see things in a better perspective.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 10:54 PM (x8Wzq)

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Nothing lasts forever.
Posted by: The Yellowstone Caldera at June 14, 2020 10:56 PM (wPVhA)

Even cold November rain.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:57 PM (NWiLs)

234
I've never been a fan of Springsteen or Warren Zevon. Elton John ceased being worth listening to after "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player". Sue me.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 14, 2020 10:57 PM (pNxlR)

235 Thanks for the ONT, sir.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 14, 2020 10:57 PM (+oVP5)

My pleasure!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:57 PM (dLLD6)

236 Sill waiting for Bob Marley Month.



I'm patient.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 10:55 PM (lW69B)


I thought every month was Bob Marley month.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 14, 2020 10:58 PM (2N7oZ)

237 Better than Springsteen: The late Pat DiNizio of NJ band The Smithereens.

Posted by: mercenary13 at June 14, 2020 10:58 PM (/iKPb)

238 Nothing lasts forever.
Posted by: The Yellowstone Caldera at June 14, 2020 10:56 PM (wPVhA)

Not dead which eternal lie
Though with stranger eons, death may die

Posted by: Metallica, ripping off H.P. Lovecraft at June 14, 2020 10:58 PM (ejsiI)

239 My first husband wound up at Stanilaus State because it was the nearest school to Yosemite and he was into rock climbing. We knew a guy that would bicycle there, then come back down doing about 60 and passing cars.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:58 PM (YynYJ)

240 @235: "My pleasure!"

Good man.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 14, 2020 10:58 PM (+oVP5)

241 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 14, 2020 10:57 PM (pNxlR)

Ever see The Dead Kennedys at Barrington Hall?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (dLLD6)

242 I did a cocktail class for a bunch of suburbanite housewives today.

The drink line-up:

French 75
Spicy Mango-tini (Bitter Oringinal)
Cosmopolitan
Dirty Martini
Empress 1908 G & T
Brandy Old Fashioned (there was a Wisconsinite there)
White Peach Sangria
Italian Margarita
Mango Margarita
Standard Margarita
Coco-Mac Martini (Bitter Original)
Hawaiian Sharkbite
Flaming Orgasm
Pudding Shots in Chocolate Shot Glasses

They were drunker'n Cooter Brown by the time it was over. Left me a $300 tip on top of the $400 they paid for the class.

I'll share a couple of recipes on the food thread next week.




Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (cGAuC)

243 Huge Southside fan here. Seen the Jukes quite a few times over the years. Helluva performer, helluva show.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (EgshT)

244 EXCLUSIVE: 'I Am Really Scared': Seattle Resident Living On The Border Of CHAZ Speaks Out

https://youtu.be/XMxR3ciTyRM

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (WwTwF)

245 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (cGAuC)

Get any phone numbers?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

246 Greetings:

Listening to more than one of Bob Marley's or Neil Young's albums at a time is a clinical indicator of early onset depression.

Posted by: 11B40 at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (evgyj)

247 237 Better than Springsteen: The late Pat DiNizio of NJ band The Smithereens.
Posted by: mercenary13



Yes, this! The Smithereens were a great band!

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (JVB7R)

248 We had to call the amber lamps for my mom this evening. She woke from a nap and was dizzy with vertigo and throwing up. They took her to the ER and they're keeping her overnight. Giving her a CT scan (or MRI, forgot which) tomorrow.

Prayers, please. Thanks.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (lW69B)

249 SRV remains untouchable in the hall of fame.

His sound check vid. Yawn. Pick nose. Shred. And the band just immediately jumps in perfectly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (WvQcX)

250 Boo hoo youre scared. You voted for this. Now live with it asshole.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (L/JEd)

251 Get any phone numbers?

.....

A gentlemen never tells.




Yes. And I saw a boob.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (cGAuC)

252 CBD, nice ONT, and many thanks for SRV. In my sordid college youth, I would road trip to Austin to listen to blues at Antone's. SRV would often show up to play with his brother, Jimmie. Jimmie was not a bad bluesman, but there was something magical about Stevie.

Posted by: Moki at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (/H+aK)

253 So deep down in or around that medically repaired heart is Love for the SQ

I knew it..........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:46 PM (aA3+G)


Albums are like books to me, I hate to part with either. Because.

As for keeping the Quo, there's no accounting for bad taste. I can't stand parting with any album, even the dogs (Free 'Live', e.g.; good band, really shitty live performance/recording). But I couldn't get rid of that crappy, sappy 'Born To Run' fast enough.

Posted by: RickZ at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (Y8PSl)

254 I'll share a couple of recipes on the food thread next week.




Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (cGAuC)

*dismissively waves paw*

Pics! We want pics!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (x8Wzq)

255 I did tell my cousin that I had to sit through 8 years of Obama so I had no sympathy. I don't have anyone else to discuss Birkenstocks with

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (YynYJ)

256 SRV was playing on the same bill as Clapton. When it happened my brother called pissed that it wasn't Clapton.

Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (K22Va)

257 prayers up taqqiologist

Posted by: Moki at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (/H+aK)

258 219 "Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters."

C.S. Lewis
Posted by: Jim S. at June 14, 2020 10:53 PM (ynUnH)

I'll never be able to see the name C.S. Lewis without having fourth-grade flashbacks. I can still remember my teacher reading us The Chronicles of Narnia. I loved her but even she could not make me develop an appreciation of fantasy novels.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (ejsiI)

259 In part. Life events as well. Death of an extended family member and a couple of other knocks. But I've found I have more resilience than I used to.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:53 PM (NWiLs)


So sorry you lost a family member. And sometimes life just sucks, but it always seems to get better. Eventually...

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

260 I thought every month was Bob Marley month.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at June 14, 2020 10:58 PM

Well, yes. But I want it force-fed to the 'rons.

It's for their own good.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:02 PM (lW69B)

261 Yes. And I saw a boob.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (cGAuC)

Well done.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

262 Prayers, please. Thanks.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (lW69B)

Of course.

Prayers ascending.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:02 PM (x8Wzq)

263 Prayers, please. Thanks.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (lW69B)

Done. Has she had anything like that happen before?

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:02 PM (qrX0b)

264 Boo hoo youre scared. You voted for this. Now live with it asshole.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (L/JEd)

----------

Take it outside. We run a clean saloon here.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Comment Propriety Review Referee at June 14, 2020 11:03 PM (wPVhA)

265 They were drunker'n Cooter Brown by the time it was over. Left me a $300 tip on top of the $400 they paid for the class.

I'll share a couple of recipes on the food thread next week.




Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 10:59 PM (cGAuC)


Dont share recipes, share phone numbers or blackmail shots.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

266 I walk through the SPAZ (Seattle People's Autonomous Zone):

https://tinyurl.com/ya2huo76

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (I2/tG)

267 My sister and her idiot husband are all for BLM.....as they watch the riots from their $2M home. I dont have the heart to tell them they will be the first ones the revolution comes after when the shot gets really real.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (L/JEd)

268 there was something magical about Stevie.

Posted by: Moki at June 14, 2020 11:01 PM (/H+aK)

I was introduced to his music by a friend, and I was entranced. When I said, "Let's go see him!" She told me he had just died. I was pissed!What the hell did you do to me? I can never see this guy live?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (dLLD6)

269 239 My first husband wound up at Stanilaus State because it was the nearest school to Yosemite and he was into rock climbing. We knew a guy that would bicycle there, then come back down doing about 60 and passing cars.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 10:58 PM (YynYJ)

I'm 2 hours away from Yosemite, and have a Yearly pass.

I'm up there a lot.

And yes, if I take the road bike instead of the mountain bike? I pass cars a lot.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (NgKpN)

270 248 We had to call the amber lamps for my mom this evening. She woke from a nap and was dizzy with vertigo and throwing up. They took her to the ER and they're keeping her overnight. Giving her a CT scan (or MRI, forgot which) tomorrow.

Prayers, please. Thanks.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (lW69B)


I've had that very thing and it's awful. Prayers up for your mom, that it's just that ear crystal thing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

271 I walk through the SPAZ (Seattle People's Autonomous Zone):

Er - a walk through the SPAZ. I'm not the person taking the video.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (I2/tG)

272 So if MisHum is commenting on an ONT from CBD that is in MisHum's usual time slot, we've got a rift in the AOSHQ space time continuum.

What gives??!!??

Posted by: doof2112 at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (mZUr4)

273 His politics be damned, the man was a photographic Titan.


One of the engineers that I worked with at Nasa - who was also into photography- knocked on his door one time. Ansel welcomed him in and showed him his enlarger, confiding that its custom design is what allowed him to produce prints no one else could make. Instead of having a single enlarging light bulb he had an array of individually controlled bulbs that allowed him to control the lighting of different parts of the negative he was printing - which a conventional enlarger simply could not do.

Posted by: An Observation at June 14, 2020 11:05 PM (Kua8E)

274 It may be complete dreck, but I will always have a soft spot for Springstein's "Tunnel of Love" album. My late husband - then ex boyfriend - got back together hanging out all night for tickets (with another friend Jane). In the end I was the only one who won the lottery and got tickets so we went to the show together and the rest is history...

Posted by: Iris at June 14, 2020 11:05 PM (6lKe4)

275 My wife needs a new vehicle in 10 months, I showed her the tactical urban vehicle, it's now on the possible list.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 14, 2020 11:06 PM (Rz2Nc)

276 As a one percenter, you have much too much privilege.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

https://youtu.be/-ywt00S4t-E
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (aA3+G
* * * *

*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 14, 2020 11:06 PM (WFcrO)

277 272 So if MisHum is commenting on an ONT from CBD that is in MisHum's usual time slot, we've got a rift in the AOSHQ space time continuum.

What gives??!!??
Posted by: doof2112 at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (mZUr4)


Besides the great dental plan I also get to take a few nights off every other year or so.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 11:06 PM (aA3+G)

278 Dont share recipes, share phone numbers or blackmail shots.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

......

Wasn't quick enough on the cell phone to get blackmail pictures, but one has texted me a few glamour shots.

She's quite attractive.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (cGAuC)

279 I've had that very thing and it's awful. Prayers up for your mom, that it's just that ear crystal thing.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

I did, too, a few years back. Lasted nearly a week, it was awful. I couldn't read, couldn't watch TV, couldn't get on the computer. I had to hold onto the walls to get around the house.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (qrX0b)

280 In the age of auto adjusting everything cameras does it really take talent to take good photos?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (L/JEd)

281
Wasn't quick enough on the cell phone to get blackmail pictures, but one has texted me a few glamour shots.

She's quite attractive.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (cGAuC)

Well, look at you, playah!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (NWiLs)

282 I was introduced to his music by a friend, and I was entranced. When I said, "Let's go see him!" She told me he had just died. I was pissed!What the hell did you do to me? I can never see this guy live?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (dLLD6)


Artists dying young. Always the best ones. Lady Gaga will outlive Streisand yet we lost Vaughn and Duane Allman.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (WvQcX)

283 The Yosemite Valley floor and surrounding areas are wonderful to explore during the winger months. Our UC Berkeley research group went skiing there twice in the late 70s / early 80s. I opted for cross country skiing both times.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 14, 2020 10:50 PM (pNxlR)

Badger Pass for the downhill?

Still there, sort of.

Kind of nice, Veterans still ski free there. Not much of a mountain and even though there is some GREAT territory nearby, they can't expand.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (NgKpN)

284 His politics be damned, the man was a photographic Titan.

Fun fact: Adams' nose looked a bit funny. It was broken in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (I2/tG)

285 The rock climbing ended right before we met. He had one piton that didn't sound right when he put it in. When he was cleaning up, coming back down, that was the one he was suspended from. It let go and he fell. He landed on a patch of sand surrounded by rocks.

It is a beautiful area though.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (YynYJ)

286 244 that interview is heartbreaking

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (WwTwF)

287 Wasn't quick enough on the cell phone to get blackmail pictures, but one has texted me a few glamour shots.

She's quite attractive.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (cGAuC)


Moar romance for Bitter C

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (aA3+G)

288 Has she had anything like that happen before?

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:02 PM (qrX0b)

Not this bad. She said she had a vertigo thing a couple of years ago, related to something about crystallization in the ear. So that may be part of it. I'm a bit worried.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (lW69B)

289 Besides the great dental plan I also get to take a few nights off every other year or so.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 14, 2020 11:06 PM (aA3+G)

So you're one of those guys who goes to the office on your off night??

Posted by: doof2112 at June 14, 2020 11:09 PM (mZUr4)

290 Hey, what about us?

Posted by: Lady Asshoe at June 14, 2020 11:09 PM (EgshT)

291 280 In the age of auto adjusting everything cameras does it really take talent to take good photos?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (L/JEd)

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You think your iPhone is going to capture that moonrise, Hernandez?

Posted by: A. Adams at June 14, 2020 11:09 PM (wPVhA)

292 So sorry you lost a family member. And sometimes life just sucks, but it always seems to get better. Eventually...
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

Thank you. It's been a little bumpy, but I'm much better equipped to deal with it now.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 11:09 PM (NWiLs)

293 It may be complete dreck, but I will always have a soft spot for Springstein's "Tunnel of Love" album. My late husband - then ex boyfriend - got back together hanging out all night for tickets (with another friend Jane). In the end I was the only one who won the lottery and got tickets so we went to the show together and the rest is history...
Posted by: Iris at June 14, 2020 11:05 PM (6lKe4)

Not dreck at all. Music is a powerful thing. It evokes emotion like little else.

Partly why I love music so much.

And also why I cannot fully explain why I love "It Happened On Summer" by the Motels.

It simply is.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:10 PM (x8Wzq)

294 Just heard John Cleese tell a very deep joke:

Q: How do you make God laugh?
A: Tell him of your plans.

Posted by: t-bird at June 14, 2020 11:10 PM (XHrkn)

295 In the age of auto adjusting everything cameras does it really take talent to take good photos?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (L/JEd)


They are but very good snap shooters.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 11:10 PM (1g7ch)

296
Badger Pass for the downhill?

Still there, sort of.


Yes, Badger Pass.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 14, 2020 11:10 PM (pNxlR)

297 Good evening, Horde! It's National Bourbon Day - I raise a glass to all 'rons and 'ettes.

And birthday wishes for President Trump and the US Army!
Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 10:41 PM (K22Va)
* * * *

Hear, hear! *clink*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 14, 2020 11:11 PM (WFcrO)

298
Thank you. It's been a little bumpy, but I'm much better equipped to deal with it now.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 11:09 PM (NWiLs)


Yes.

Thank God.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

299 If you live in or around CHAZ there is a 98% chance you voted Democrat. I have no sympathy for any of them.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:12 PM (L/JEd)

300
That CHAZ video of the neighbor.

I was born 6 blocks from the new Nation of CHAZ.

Now live 20 miles south.

You voted for Jenny from the Block, pal.


Yeah, good and hard. No lube.

Just remember in November.

Or not, like most of them won't.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 11:12 PM (sy5kK)

301 Well, off to bed. I'll be back in a few hours when I stop pretending I can actually sleep. I've been having problems sleeping lately. Don't know why. My insomnia comes and goes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 11:12 PM (JVB7R)

302 CHAZ is like the FYRE Festival of countries.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:13 PM (cGAuC)

303 We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations.



Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.



People with open containers in the street can be fined.


However governors who murder thousands of helpless people in nursing homes receive a "Get out of jail free" card - because reasons, peons.


Posted by: An Observation at June 14, 2020 11:13 PM (Kua8E)

304 Not this bad. She said she had a vertigo thing a couple of years ago, related to something about crystallization in the ear. So that may be part of it. I'm a bit worried.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (lW69B)

I don't blame you! When I had it, it wasn't the crystal thing. They thought I might have an inner ear tumor, but I didn't. They never did figure it out. It finally went away on its own.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:13 PM (qrX0b)

305 First of all, I hate the Clash. They are the band that destroyed the punk movement, the "anyone can make music, just pick up an instrument" movement.

No, the Clash said, no, you must sing about how hippies and socialists were right about everything.

I've said this before. F the Clash.

Anyway, I just finished "Magnolia" and I would love to see some defend Paul Thomas Anderson as a great film-maker. Everything I've seen from him makes me think his sole purpose is to annoy the hell out of me. I've never seen anything otherwise.

Off to bed.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 14, 2020 11:14 PM (l9m7l)

306 267 My sister and her idiot husband are all for BLM.....as they watch the riots from their $2M home. I dont have the heart to tell them they will be the first ones the revolution comes after when the shot gets really real.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (L/JEd)

They wouldn't believe you anyway until they feel the sensation of getting riddled with bullets. Sad to say.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:14 PM (ejsiI)

307 Im talking the $3k or $4k cameras which pretty much anyone with a pulse can use and take amazing photos.

And who is Hernandez?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:15 PM (L/JEd)

308 I was introduced to his music by a friend, and I was entranced. When I said, "Let's go see him!" She told me he had just died. I was pissed!What the hell did you do to me? I can never see this guy live?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

I'm so sorry. Antone's was a biker bar, and you stood right at the foot of the stage, with the band's sweat dripping on you. Sound was excellent, you could listen or dance, and when Stevie showed up, he would play for hours.

Yes, he sweated on me. But in a nice way.

Posted by: Moki at June 14, 2020 11:17 PM (/H+aK)

309 I was on the youtubes today, repeatedly getting a Biden ad where he screws up reading from the TelePrompTer. Not LibertyBiberty screwup level, but an obvious error. He must have been forced to redo it, because it got fixed about an hour ago.

Also Jamel AKA Jamal reviewed SRV's sound check. https://youtu.be/04NFsFztzoo
No scales. No tuning. Pathetic. You should see it.

Posted by: Downcast at June 14, 2020 11:17 PM (xgpfE)

310 279 I've had that very thing and it's awful. Prayers up for your mom, that it's just that ear crystal thing.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

I did, too, a few years back. Lasted nearly a week, it was awful. I couldn't read, couldn't watch TV, couldn't get on the computer. I had to hold onto the walls to get around the house.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (qrX0b)


I got up in the morning and had the worst episode of my life last fall. Could stop throwing up, and I felt like I was being pushed around in circles. I was too sick to remember how to do the Epley maneuver. My son happened to be in town for work and had spent the night, so he took me to the ER.

He missed all his important meetings. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

311 In the age of auto adjusting everything cameras does it really take talent to take good photos?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:07 PM (L/JEd)

That probably helps get photos that are technically correct. It really doesn't help with the art of it I would think (in fact, it may harm the art).

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:18 PM (nAiE/)

312 Pug Mahon at 293--that jumped out at me about the Motels song. That one does it to me too, no idea why. The way she sings it maybe; her voice is very emotional.

Posted by: skywch at June 14, 2020 11:18 PM (Y/Ps0)

313 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (AKA Groot and Beetlejuice got buy and had a really fugly baby) while going all in on riots and defunding police has asked that police work extended OT... at least for her personal protection.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 11:19 PM (1g7ch)

314
CHAZ has put out a request for "moveable storage shelves" ... will the Head Ewok still be here among us tomorrow, or will he have struck out for points west in order to fulfill his destiny?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 14, 2020 11:19 PM (pNxlR)

315 My son happened to be in town for work and had spent the night, so he took me to the ER.

He missed all his important meetings. Ugh.
Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

Yikes! Luckily he was there!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:19 PM (qrX0b)

316 I don't think Teh Boss does weekends...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (7WaWV)

317 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (AKA Groot and
Beetlejuice got buy and had a really fugly baby) while going all in on
riots and defunding police has asked that police work extended OT... at
least for her personal protection.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 11:19 PM (1g7ch)
























Garcetti has gone her one better. He both cancelled all leave and told police they would have to work overtime AND cancelled all overtime pay.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (nAiE/)

318 Guvnor Cuomo, what is it like to know that you, and only you, sent over 5,400 elderly people to their certain deaths with your order?

That you now ignore?

There is a special place in hell for you.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 10:40 PM (sy5kK)

I feel pretty good actually. Those old people were going to die anyway and we need those hospital beds for people who fill my state's coffers...not a bunch of useless eaters.

You WILL learn to accept that there IS no "Hell", and the ONLY divine is the State, and that THE STATE IS GOD.

Posted by: Gov Cuomo at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (ejsiI)

319 Time for me to mosey on. Tomorrow is almost certain to be busy.

You know, these are extremely stressful times for all of us for a lot of different reasons. Don't let it overwhelm you, and don't ever think you're alone, because you're not. Just something to consider.

Goodnight, all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 11:21 PM (NWiLs)

320
Garcetti has gone her one better. He both
cancelled all leave and told police they would have to work overtime AND
cancelled all overtime pay.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (nAiE/)


I don't know what I did in my last post to blow the spacing.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:21 PM (nAiE/)

321 Sad part is Seattle and WA state will vote Democrat at the same rate, or higher that they did in 2016. These people never learn a lesson never connect the dots. Which is why My give a fuck mete is pegged at zero with regards to what happens to them.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:21 PM (L/JEd)

322 Garcetti has gone her one better. He both cancelled all leave and told police they would have to work overtime AND cancelled all overtime pay.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (nAiE/)

Hopefully he also reminded them that nobody walks in L.A.

Posted by: Missing Persons at June 14, 2020 11:21 PM (ejsiI)

323 In part. Life events as well. Death of an extended family member and a couple of other knocks. But I've found I have more resilience than I used to.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 14, 2020 10:53

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. But very glad to hear of your resilience. I know whereove you speak, sometims events just pile up and drag you down.

But we shall overcome daaayyyy!

Posted by: Farmer at June 14, 2020 11:21 PM (KWbVO)

324 Insom, prayers up for you. I'm glad you are able to handle everything, but that doesn't make it less sucky.

Posted by: Moki at June 14, 2020 11:22 PM (/H+aK)

325 Watch us, Gumby.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:22 PM (TdMsT)

326 Well, off to bed. I'll be back in a few hours when I stop pretending I can actually sleep. I've been having problems sleeping lately. Don't know why. My insomnia comes and goes.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 14, 2020 11:12 PM (JVB7R)

Godspeed.

My insomnia is weird. I think the reason I am still rested is that I sleep deep early, but then:

BOOM!

1:45: had a weird dream. Do I need to pee? Eh. I'll go, just to make sure.

*lying awake for an hour or so, worrying about the weeds over by the shed*

3:14: had a weird dream. Do I need to pee? Nope. I'm good.

*lying wake for an hour or so, wondering how I can resolve the issue of the public utility easement in the ALTA survey of Plethora Acres that I can't figure out*

4:42: had a weird dream. Pee? Nope. Still good.

*lying awake for an hour or so wondering why the stupid cat keeps trying to escape*

6:13: why is my arm numb? Did I have a stroke? Do I have to pee? Probably. Oh, my arm is okay. never mind.

And this is an uncomfortable glimpse into my sleep cycle.

Yer welcome.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:22 PM (x8Wzq)

327 > She said she had a vertigo thing a couple of years ago, related to something about crystallization in the ear.

There are indeed tiny crystalline objects in your ear called otoliths that form part of your balancing system. They're sort of like little kidney stones.

When you head moves, these little rocks move in their fluid bath and bash against tiny hairs, and that's how your brain decides how fast and in which direction your head is moving.

Normally all is fine, but the things can get jammed up in various ways, causing your brain to think that your head is moving even when it isn't. When the signals from this system conflict with the signals from other systems (such as what you're seeing with your eyes, or the sensations from other parts of your body), that's what causes you to get dizzy and maybe even throw up.

There are some home manipulations you can perform to get those little bastards back where they should be, and those often work. There are a number of YouTube videos on that.

Oh, and why do people throw up when they experience motion sickness?

Because when you experience sensory alterations in the natural environment, it's often because you've eaten something poisonous, and your body takes the safest route: getting rid of anything in the stomach.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 11:22 PM (hKLpI)

328
And who is Hernandez?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at June 14, 2020 11:15 PM (L/JEd)


Search for, "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 14, 2020 11:22 PM (pNxlR)

329 When Nixon said he had a silent majority, his approval rating was around 60%. Today, Trump claims to have a silent majority, but his approval rating is in the low 40s. The situations are very different.

Posted by: GumbyandPokey at June 14, 2020 11:21 PM (wig1e)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:23 PM (ejsiI)

330 Nite Insom, good to hear encouraging words from you.

What a difference a year makes.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:23 PM (cGAuC)

331 Prayers, please. Thanks.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:00 PM (lW69B)
* * * *

Prayers up!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 14, 2020 11:23 PM (WFcrO)

332 Is there a name for musicians that create mysic for vlogs? Doesn't seem fair to call it muzak. I keep running into pieces by Chris Haugen. It's nice but I have heard one song on several different vlogs.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:23 PM (YynYJ)

333 313 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (AKA Groot and Beetlejuice got buy and had a really fugly baby) while going all in on riots and defunding police has asked that police work extended OT... at least for her personal protection.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 14, 2020 11:19 PM (1g7ch)

I think it was in LA that they told the cops they can't get overtime pay anymore. If they work overtime it goes on the books as comp time.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:23 PM (qrX0b)

334 Garcetti has gone her one better. He both cancelled all leave and told police they would have to work overtime AND cancelled all overtime pay.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (nAiE/)

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When the the defunding start?

Posted by: A. Adams at June 14, 2020 11:24 PM (wPVhA)

335 Well crap, that should have been SOME Daaayyyy. I'm a lousy protester I guess.

Posted by: Farmer at June 14, 2020 11:24 PM (/LM9B)

336 Music not mysic.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:24 PM (YynYJ)

337 DailyMail has vid of white girl setting Wendy's alight. "Look at the white girl", this wasn't us, this wasn't us."

Posted by: Braenyard at June 14, 2020 11:24 PM (q0Dei)

338 > Today, Trump claims to have a silent majority, but his approval rating is in the low 40s. The situations are very different.

No one believes your bullshit "polls" any more, dude. So you might as well save your time.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 11:24 PM (hKLpI)

339 GumbyandPokey

Bullshit.

Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 11:25 PM (K22Va)

340 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:10 PM (x8Wzq)

You mean Suddenly Last Summer?

Posted by: clutch at June 14, 2020 11:25 PM (9UmRs)

341 330 When Nixon said he had a silent majority, his approval rating was around 60%. Today, Trump claims to have a silent majority, but his approval rating is in the low 40s. The situations are very different.

Posted by: GumbyandPokey at June 14, 2020 11:21 PM (wig1e)
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:23 PM (ejsiI)

This is why we MUST CANCEL THE ELECTIONS.

Note: the latest polls indicate 100% turnout at the polls. Trump WILL lose, 100%-0%.

The HR will be 535 Dem reps to none for other parties.

All Senate races will be won by the Dems.

So, can we just cancel the elections now?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:25 PM (ejsiI)

342 Beat me to it, redbanzai!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:26 PM (qrX0b)

343 I don't think Teh Boss does weekends...

We'll just have to wait for the landlord to find him and take the TV off his face.

Posted by: t-bird at June 14, 2020 11:26 PM (4EIFd)

344 > Im talking the $3k or $4k cameras which pretty much anyone with a pulse can use and take amazing photos.

No such thing, dude.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 11:26 PM (hKLpI)

345 Trump is so unpopular that he barely got 800,000 ticket requests for the 20,000 seat venue in Tulsa.

https://tinyurl.com/yco923c2

His base has clearly eroded.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:27 PM (cGAuC)

346 Let's put it this way:

Saying "What a great photo! You must have a really good camera!" is like saying "What a great meal! You must have a really good stove!"


Does. Not. Work. That. Way.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 11:27 PM (hKLpI)

347 And Gumbyandpokey, I lived through the Nixon era as an adult. Did you? We are early in the rioting and there is no Vietnam war to fuel this. The media is more corrupt than ever and has taken to just lying. People lie back to the pollsters now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:28 PM (YynYJ)

348 I don't think Teh Boss does weekends...

We'll just have to wait for the landlord to find him and take the TV off his face.
Posted by: t-bird at June 14, 2020 11:26 PM (4EIFd)

Frankly I was surprised to not see Ewok legs protruding from under that TV.

Relieved. I meant relieved.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:28 PM (x8Wzq)

349 When the the defunding start?

When they make them work mandatory 12s and only pay them for 8.

Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 11:28 PM (K22Va)

350 AOC skipping her first debate

Prelude to Biden

Posted by: REDACTED at June 14, 2020 11:29 PM (JgrP5)

351
Garcetti has gone her one better. He both cancelled all leave and told
police they would have to work overtime AND cancelled all overtime pay.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (nAiE/)



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When the the defunding start?

Posted by: A. Adams at June 14, 2020 11:24 PM (wPVhA)


I think he made it retroactive to the start of the riots. I could be wrong on that but his notice to officers complained mightily that the city had not budgeted for all the overtime officers were racking up (to stand around and not stop rioters from burning and pillaging as they were ordered to do by Garcetti)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:29 PM (nAiE/)

352 I love the dobro slide - never heard of that guy before but he was great. Have been listening to my old Tull albums recently as well.

I liked Darkness on the Edge of Town and most of The River. That's all the Sprinsteen I ever need. Too many SJW nitwits like him around. I am quite impressed that Sean Lennon is anti-woke....very nice surprise.

Posted by: Happy at June 14, 2020 11:30 PM (527w2)

353 Beat me to it, redbanzai!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:26 PM (qrX0b)


Great minds!

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:31 PM (nAiE/)

354 I've had problems sleeping, usually waking up around 2 or so and having problems getting back to sleep. I bought an essential oil diffuser and use lavendar oil. It helps me get to sleep easier and I seem to sleep longer. Plus it has these trippy colored lights.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:31 PM (YynYJ)

355 Re: SRV Sound Check vid.

It looks like he just got out of a vintage rollaway bed, just offstage. It's a must see.

Posted by: klaftern at June 14, 2020 11:32 PM (RuIsu)

356 The Yosemite picture was taken near where the tunnel parking lot is now. Hwy 41 from Fresno.

Posted by: Twisted Juniper at June 14, 2020 11:33 PM (ZjoBY)

357 I think he made it retroactive to the start of the riots. I could be wrong on that but his notice to officers complained mightily that the city had not budgeted for all the overtime officers were racking up (to stand around and not stop rioters from burning and pillaging as they were ordered to do by Garcetti)
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:29 PM (nAiE/)

Why would such a fine, sophisticated city like Los Angeles do something as piffling as budgeting, much less budgeting for emergency services and contingencies?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:33 PM (ejsiI)

358 And this is an uncomfortable glimpse into my sleep cycle.
Yer welcome.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:22

Know that story.
OK I need to sleep, work tomorrow.
Damn, gotta pee, am thirsty cause my nose is clogged and breathing thru mouth.
Arm fell asleep, now I gotta pee, thirsty again.
Repeat and hopefully got enough rest to work the next day.

Posted by: Farmer at June 14, 2020 11:34 PM (/LM9B)

359 347 Let's put it this way:

Saying "What a great photo! You must have a really good camera!" is like saying "What a great meal! You must have a really good stove!"


Does. Not. Work. That. Way.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 11:27 PM (hKLpI)


All I know is that my buddy of nearly 50 years can take pics that are amazing, he has gone through the technology curve that long.

My pics look like crap.

You have to have an eye for it, and I don't. My buddy has had stuff published and shown on local TV news.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 11:34 PM (sy5kK)

360
I've been following Justin Johnson for a couple of years now. He's got some great stuff on his channel. Plus, he has a Telecaster he uses sometimes that's made out of Jack Daniels barrels by Big D Guitars (another cool yootoob channel).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 14, 2020 11:36 PM (EGyGV)

361 Trump is so unpopular that he barely got 800,000 ticket requests for the 20,000 seat venue in Tulsa.

That's over 20% of the population of Oklahoma...and counting.

Joe Biden could twirl a stick in the CHAZ People's Garden and get a similar percentage of eyeballs on him, so I'm not counting him out.

Posted by: t-bird at June 14, 2020 11:36 PM (Za8VV)

362 At local laundromat heard a guy complaining to the attendant "...SOME people aren't wearing their mask..."
(ahem, yours truly)
So loud enough to be heard I tell attendant "I'm a senior with asthma and a mask restricts my breathing so I'm exempt, and TELL KAREN TO GO HOME. I'M FUCKING ROSA PARKS AND I'M SITTING IN THE FRONT OF THIS GODDAMN BUS".

Felt good, too.

Posted by: banned stand at June 14, 2020 11:37 PM (pjwit)

363 Good night, Insom. I hope you have a great week.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 14, 2020 11:37 PM (TdMsT)

364 Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:31 PM (YynYJ)

.....

I've heard too much screen time around bedtime is bad for sleep quality.

You might try ditching all digital two hours before bed time.

Chugging Robitussin can also help.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:37 PM (cGAuC)

365 I've heard too much screen time around bedtime is bad for sleep quality.

You might try ditching all digital two hours before bed time.

Chugging Robitussin can also help.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 14, 2020 11:37 PM



Now you tell me...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 11:38 PM (7WaWV)

366
Banned- Good for you. I always think, "If you're susceptible, then why the hell are you here?"

Posted by: MarkY at June 14, 2020 11:39 PM (yE7zg)

367 Can you feel the subject change coming? It's in the air my friends. I originally was going to give it to the week of the 22nd, but I think maybe by Thursday the media is going to be on something *totally* new.

You can't keep people interested in a single thing for too long. Plus by the time these bullshit narratives have hung around, Trump begins to win on them. Plus he's got the rally coming, which they know will have a damn good message about... everything.

So... my spidey senses say something totally new is on the horizon.

Posted by: ... at June 14, 2020 11:39 PM (54bG1)

368 Felt good, too.
Posted by: banned stand at June 14, 2020 11:37 PM (pjwit)

That's awesome!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:40 PM (qrX0b)

369 Saying "What a great photo! You must have a really good camera!" is like
saying "What a great meal! You must have a really good stove!"

Lol, well put!

Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 11:40 PM (K22Va)

370 > Joe Biden could twirl a stick in the CHAZ People's Garden and get a similar percentage of eyeballs on him, so I'm not counting him out.

Please let him keep his clothes on.

Please.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 11:40 PM (hKLpI)

371 304 Not this bad. She said she had a vertigo thing a couple of years ago, related to something about crystallization in the ear. So that may be part of it. I'm a bit worried.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 14, 2020 11:08 PM (lW69B)

I don't blame you! When I had it, it wasn't the crystal thing. They thought I might have an inner ear tumor, but I didn't. They never did figure it out. It finally went away on its own.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:13 PM (qrX0b)
----------------------------------

I had that vertigo thing a number of years ago, and it was due to a rather severe head cold. Once the swelling/inflammation went down the feeling of the room spinning like the house in Wizard of Oz went away.

It was frightening at the time, was able to get an appointment with an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist - I'm not looking up that $10 word - and got the good news not to worry.

Posted by: Boots at June 14, 2020 11:41 PM (oGBso)

372 Well I'd better get to bed, too, otherwise I'll be sorry when 4:30am rolls around. Goodnight, all!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 14, 2020 11:42 PM (qrX0b)

373 I was once stuck as a passenger in a car, for hours, with somebody who listened only to the Bruce Springsteen channel on satellite radio. And yes there is such a thing. It has all the latest Springsteen news and anecdotes so that the listener can learn absolutely everything there is to know about he who is Bruce. Even the frigging commercials were about Bruce Springsteen.

Posted by: An Observation at June 14, 2020 11:42 PM (Kua8E)

374 367 Can you feel the subject change coming? It's in the air my friends. I originally was going to give it to the week of the 22nd, but I think maybe by Thursday the media is going to be on something *totally* new.



Maybe Barr will drop charges on a dozen or two of those Obama lackeys.

Heard he is close to doing so, which is my thought that is why the Left ordered all destruction turned to a 10.


We can hope, anyway.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 11:42 PM (sy5kK)

375 How is Biden supposed to get his sniffer going if he has to wear a mask.

Posted by: torabora at June 14, 2020 11:44 PM (QoQbZ)

376 "...SOME people aren't wearing their mask..."
(ahem, yours truly)


"Wear a mask if you support the murder of St. Floyd George!"

Posted by: t-bird at June 14, 2020 11:44 PM (oBAbT)

377 Joe Biden could twirl a stick in the CHAZ People's
Garden and get a similar percentage of eyeballs on him, so I'm not
counting him out.

Posted by: t-bird at June 14, 2020 11:36 PM (Za8VV)


Joe Biden would get the shit kicked out of him or choked out within 5 minutes of entering CHAZ... They strike me more as Bernie bros or even fringier. They may end of voting for Biden (if they are not stoned or in jail at the time and if they remember that it is election day), but right now they are high on power and they would not let an old for-real racist white dude walk around unassaulted.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:45 PM (nAiE/)

378 Take your most fully optioned, top of the line Canon, Nikon, Sony or any other DSLR.

Go to the same perch from which Adams took the picture at the top of tonight's ONT.

Now, tell me which basic information you're going to feed to the camera, so that it's "automatic" functions can even begin to produce as sublime an image as we see, even in a horribly crippled JPG format?

At a minimum, you're going to have to choose the right focal length lens or zoom setting.

The ISO you decide on will give the camera a baseline in selecting it's "automatic" exposure.

But what if you need a "non-standard" combination of ISO, f/stop and shutter speed?

Might it be advantageous if you know how to work the settings, so as to "bracket" a range of exposures?

And on and on and on.

Frankly, for an experienced photographer, going fully manual is often times faster than feeding changes into the "automatic" systems.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 14, 2020 11:45 PM (QzJWU)

379 Maybe Barr will drop charges on a dozen or two of those Obama lackeys.



Heard he is close to doing so, which is my thought that is why the Left ordered all destruction turned to a 10.





We can hope, anyway.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 14, 2020 11:42 PM (sy5kK)

Possibly. I'm on pretty clear record as not expecting much from Barr. I expect a shitload from Trump and I think he has a lot to reveal as the election heats up. But I don't trust Barr worth a shit, although he's done some good here and there, and this is one case where I will be ecstatic to be wrong.

I think the Left have a new subject lined up. I expect it to be a totally different scale. I think it's going to be more personal about Trump. Or maybe a magic "Trump supporter" is going to do some kind of {wink wink} "attack". I dunno. Remember the mail fake bomber guy that appeared right before the 2018 election?

So far they've been pretty cagey about making it too obvious that everything that is going on is about the election. I don't expect that to last, either. They have too much hubris.

Posted by: ... at June 14, 2020 11:46 PM (54bG1)

380 I love Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. The live album, Reach Up And Touch the Sky is one of my all-time favorites! Now just add a little Michael Stanley Band to the mix and we will be rocking. How about Rosewood Bitters?

Posted by: Locke Common at June 14, 2020 11:47 PM (UzNGI)

381 I'm watching for the CHAZ National Razor.
That's going to be fun.

Posted by: torabora at June 14, 2020 11:47 PM (QoQbZ)

382 Justin Johnson

He must be a nightmare for guitar teachers. "How does he do that? I wanna do that!"

Posted by: t-bird at June 14, 2020 11:48 PM (oBAbT)

383 Ted Cruz
@tedcruz
The modern Left: they cancel Gone With the Wind...and then burn Atlanta.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 14, 2020 11:48 PM (WwTwF)

384 Looks like they will have to rename Yale College

Posted by: REDACTED at June 14, 2020 11:49 PM (JgrP5)

385 {{{{Horde}}}}

Could use some prayers for the WDS household tonight......

Mr. WDS's uncle passed away last night. Had been ill but had a massive heart attack. And in Ottawa....so will not be able to go there.

Originally, Mr. WDS's foot surgery went well. But then they took out one of the screws on Tuesday. That was fine until this morning when he woke up to that extraction site to be infected

On a positive note......we had dinner with son and gf last night. If you ever get th

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 14, 2020 11:49 PM (/UQ/R)

386 Frankly, for an experienced photographer, going fully manual is often times faster than feeding changes into the "automatic" systems.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 14, 2020 11:45 PM (QzJWU)

I just think good photography is almost - not quite - witchcraft. You have to have the eye for it, the feel for it, for the subject, the setting, everything.

Going "automatic" and having a machine do the thinking for you may sound good but for the Ansel Adamses of the world, no way. Those guys and gals are on another level so they are going to go manual and make things happen that way. And nine times out of ten their photography will be great.

(Me? I go automatic because I know my limitations and know I suck with a camera anyway. Though I can get lucky sometimes.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:50 PM (ejsiI)

387 Biden would make a good President of SPAZ.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 11:51 PM (2DOZq)

388 Ok.....hit post early...

If you ever get the opportunity to play Cards Against Humanity......do not pass it off! It is like AOS on steroids. We were laughing so stinking hard!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 14, 2020 11:52 PM (/UQ/R)

389 They strike me more as Bernie bros or even fringier

Antifa are more organized and trained than the fuckers in the media report. Strains of them go back to Germany in the 30's when Hitler kicked their asses. Communism.

Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 11:53 PM (K22Va)

390 Joe Biden would get the shit kicked out of him or choked out within 5
minutes of entering CHAZ... They strike me more as Bernie bros or even
fringier. They may end of voting for Biden (if they are not stoned or in
jail at the time and if they remember that it is election day), but
right now they are high on power and they would not let an old for-real
racist white dude walk around unassaulted.


I'll bet that not one in a thousand Antifa or BLM members has ever voted in an election. They are much more interested in substituting their whims for elections.

Posted by: An Observation at June 14, 2020 11:53 PM (Kua8E)

391 Story that Hank Williams Jr's daughter, who's only 27, was just killed in a car crash... (link to People magazine)

https://tinyurl.com/ya7u47as

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 14, 2020 11:53 PM (L2ZTs)

392 one of the interesting things in the chaz neighbor interview is him describing the "protesters" paramilitary tactics - it was clear to him that they were organized and prepared -

they had umbrellas in front and above to shield them from police view and from tear gas

they had oven mitts to lob back the smoke grenades

when they were ready to rush the police they broke off at the same time into separate groups (squads) and headed for predetermined dumpsters, dragged them in place, reached into their backpas to lob "I don't know what" at the cops

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 14, 2020 11:54 PM (WwTwF)

393 I think that "baizuo" fellow from earlier today should be the preznint of SPAZ...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at June 14, 2020 11:54 PM (7WaWV)

394 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 14, 2020 11:49 PM (/UQ/R)

Sending prayers. My elder son is teaching me how to pray. Not by telling me how to do it. I simply watch him pray.

I sometimes wonder why we named him Joshua.

Sometimes I do not.

Anyhoo, prayers to you and yours, dear lady.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 14, 2020 11:55 PM (x8Wzq)

395 WDS very sorry for your loss
Prayers for you and spousal unit

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 14, 2020 11:56 PM (WwTwF)

396 ...it happens pretty much every time I go shooting anywhere.
Good point CBD. You're still a dick, but if I met you on the range and that's all I knew, I'd probably like you.


Posted by: Born Free at June 14, 2020 11:56 PM (XFWDj)

397 Antifa are more organized and trained than the fuckers in the media report. Strains of them go back to Germany in the 30's when Hitler kicked their asses. Communism.


Posted by: dartist at June 14, 2020 11:53 PM (K22Va)
----------------------------------------

Franco kicked them out of Spain at least in the short term.

Posted by: Boots at June 14, 2020 11:56 PM (oGBso)

398 Thanks Pug! Can't wait to be able to see you and the missus again!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 14, 2020 11:57 PM (/UQ/R)

399 Thank you vmom!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 14, 2020 11:58 PM (/UQ/R)

400 Any ladies who would like to pose for tastefully erotic photographs set against the backdrop of California's natural beauties....beauty, please dm me any time, day or night, from anywhere, ever...please. Thank you.

Posted by: Incel Adams at June 14, 2020 11:59 PM (Xu8M1)

401 Franco kicked them out of Spain at least in the short term.
Posted by: Boots at June 14, 2020 11:56 PM (oGBso)

They went on to form the French resistance. That's how much France sucked.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 14, 2020 11:59 PM (2DOZq)

402 Cops are going to be tested. PoPo needs to step up training post haste.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycxrbcek

Posted by: Braenyard at June 14, 2020 11:59 PM (q0Dei)

403 Know what will defeat antifa umbrellas right quick?

Steel-tine hard garden rakes. Not "leaf" rakes.

An intrepid sort could rip away an umbrella in a flash, just so long as one tooth of that rake snagged a rib on the bumbershoot.

My other suggestion for defeating an antifa umbrella involves a 12 ga riot gun loaded with #4 Buck.

But then, I'm a giver that way.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2020 12:01 AM (QzJWU)

404 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 14, 2020 11:57 PM (/UQ/R)

*hugs*

There are a lot of CO 'Rons and 'Ettes who can't wait to gather again.

But, till then, we got the gray boxes rife with dumb comments and some rare insight.

God bless Ace, the Cobs and the Horde.

Good night.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 15, 2020 12:03 AM (x8Wzq)

405 they use umbrellas now, but I'm guessing they could switch to shields next?
Just seems like Chaz is a semi-dress rehearsal

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 15, 2020 12:04 AM (WwTwF)

406 I got a Biden ad on the one video (I opened it in youTube). Dang, even scripted, on a produced video, he's still not quite with it. He "ummm"s a couple of times, and once or twice sounds just off.

And ads are supposed to be the candidate at his BEST. Yeesh.

Posted by: GWB at June 15, 2020 12:04 AM (mRtYs)

407 although it seems Antifa also use steel-tipped umbrellas as poking weapons

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 15, 2020 12:07 AM (WwTwF)

408 That song by "Southside Johnny"? Springsteen without the bombast? Well....


Producer: Steven Van Zandt
Composer, Lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

Posted by: GWB at June 15, 2020 12:08 AM (mRtYs)

409 (Me? I go automatic because I know my limitations and know I suck with a camera anyway. Though I can get lucky sometimes.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 14, 2020 11:50 PM (ejsiI)


I'm the French Revolution of photographers: I'm always cutting off people's heads.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2020 12:08 AM (Y8PSl)

410 I'm the French Revolution of photographers: I'm always cutting off people's heads.
A photochop user!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - fighting with a dying hard drive at June 15, 2020 12:12 AM (SchxB)

411 Soledad O'Brien was told she could only have the right "kind of black" on her show.


LA Times exec editor says word looting has racist connotations.


_James Woods twitter

Posted by: Braenyard at June 15, 2020 12:14 AM (q0Dei)

412 I'm so asking Ace for open blogger privs.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 15, 2020 12:15 AM (+oVP5)

413 Trump will get around 200 EVs, no more. Sad!

Posted by: Give Me a Break at June 15, 2020 12:16 AM (976+d)

414 Whoa, there Mikey B. Don't eat so fast. Haven't
you ever heard of that farmer's adage to not eat your seed dicks? Sure,
chowing down on dicks may seem tasty now, and you're a ravenous
sumbitch, but you'll regret it next growing season when the dick fields
lie fallow for want of seeds. They don't just grow on trees, you know.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 14, 2020 10:22 PM (TtGzn)


Actually, you are only partially correct.

(Really? You are reading this from work?)


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8kvtsqz

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2020 12:16 AM (WyVLE)

415

That I am scared video of the guy living a block away from CHAZ.

About 7 minute mark (actually the thought starts about 6:30) the guy responds to his calling Jay Inslee's office, and after a two minute taped statement, he gets to a live person, and the Guvnor's person essentially says LOLGF, buddy, go on line and watch the 3 day old marks the Guvnor said.

Really good advertising material to message the Lefties.

But probably useless to them.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2020 12:19 AM (sy5kK)

416 I took a photography class in college. It was really hard, actually. There was a fair amount of math and chemistry involved.
Composing a photo is planned, detailed work.

It was a little different then, too. You had to wait u til you could get into the darkroom to see if your composition was right. Or your lighting, ap, speed, fstop.


NVM. I zhould go to bed.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 15, 2020 12:20 AM (U2p+3)

417 Zero HP Lovecraft
@0x49fa98


During the Korean War, captured American soldiers found themselves in POW camps run by Chinese Communists. The Chinese treated captives quite differently than their allies, the North Koreans, who favored savagery and harsh punishment to gain compliance
The Red Chinese engaged in what they called “lenient policy,” which was a sophisticated psychological assault on their captives. After the war, American psychologists questioned the returning prisoners intensively, because of the unsettling success of the Chinese program
The Chinese were very effective in getting Americans to inform on one another, in contrast to the behavior of American POWs in WWII. For this reason, escape plans were quickly uncovered and escape attempts themselves were rarely successful.
When an escape did occur, the Chinese usually recovered the man easily by offering a mere bag of rice to anyone turning him in. In fact, nearly all American prisoners in the Chinese camps are said to have collaborated with the enemy in one form or another.
How did the Chinese get compliance from the American POWS? These men were trained to provide only name, rank, serial number. Short of torture, how could the captors hope to get such men to give military information, turn in fellow prisoners, or publicly denounce their country?
The Chinese answer was to start small and build. Prisoners were asked to make statements so mildly anti-American or pro-Communist as to seem inconsequential "The United States is not perfect." "In a Communist country, unemployment is not a problem."
Once they complied with these minor requests, the men were pushed to submit to more substantive ones. A man who had agreed that the United States is not perfect might be asked provide examples. He might then be asked to make a list of "problems with America" and sign his name
Later, he might be asked to read his list in a discussion group with other prisoners. “After all, it’s what you really believe, isn’t it?” Still later he might be asked to write an essay expanding on his list and discussing these problems in greater detail
The Chinese might then use his name and his essay in an anti-American radio broadcast beamed not only to the entire camp, but to other POW camps in North Korea, as well as to American forces in South Korea.
Suddenly he would find himself a "collaborator." Aware that he had written the essay without any threats or coercion, a man would change his image of himself to be consistent with the deed and with the new collaborator label, resulting in more extensive acts of collaboration
The majority collaborated by doing things which seemed trivial to them but which the Chinese were able to turn to their own advantage. This was particularly effective in eliciting confessions, self-criticism, and information during interrogation.
The majority of the men believed the Chinese story that the United States had used germ warfare, and many felt that their own forces had been the initial aggressors in starting the war. Similar inroads had been made in the political attitudes of the men:
Many expressed antipathy toward the Chinese Communists but at the same time praised them for "the fine job they have done in China." Others stated that "although communism won’t work in America, I think it’s a good thing for Asia."
Our best evidence of another man's true feelings and beliefs is their behavior, not their words. What the Chinese knew is that a man uses this same evidence to know what he himself is like. He observes his behavior to understand his own beliefs, values, and attitudes
Writing was one type of confirming action that the Chinese urged incessantly upon their prisoners. It was never enough to listen quietly or even to agree verbally; they were always pushed to write it down as well. Psychologist Edgar Schein describes this tactic:
A further technique was to have the man write out the question and then the [pro-Communist] answer. If he refused to write it voluntarily, he was asked to copy it from the notebooks, which must have seemed like a harmless enough concession. But, oh, those "harmless" concessions.
Seemingly trifling commitments can lead to extraordinary further behavior. A written declaration is physical evidence of your commitment, leaving no opportunity to forget or to deny what you have done. The irrevocably documented act drives you to make your self___ consistent
We tend to think that a statement reflects the true attitude of the person who made it, even if we know the person did not freely choose to make it. Unless there is strong evidence to the contrary, observers automatically assume that someone who makes a statement means it
Think of the double-barreled effects on the self___ of a prisoner who wrote a pro-Chinese or anti-American statement. Not only was it a lasting personal reminder of his action, it was also likely to persuade those around him that the statement reflected his actual beliefs.
A similar technique involved political essay contests that were regularly held in camp. The prizes for winning were invariably small--a few cigarettes or a bit of fruit--but were sufficiently scarce that they generated interest from the men
Usually the winning essays took a pro-Communist stand, but not always. Most prisoners would not want to enter a contest that required writing a Communist tract. So the prize was sometimes given to essays that supported the USA but made small concessions to the Chinese view
The men participated voluntarily in the contests because they saw that they could win with an essay favorable to their own country. But perhaps without realizing it, they began to shade their essays a bit toward communism in order to have a better chance of winning.
The Chinese wanted as many Americans as possible to enter these contests so that, in the process, they might write things favorable to the Communist view. If, however, the idea was to attract large numbers of entrants, why were the prizes so small?
They chose to employ the smaller rewards because they wanted the men to own what they had done. No excuses, no ways out were allowed. A prisoner who salted his political essay with a few anti-American comments could not be permitted to shrug it off as motivated by a big reward.
It was not enough to wring commitments out of their men; those men had to be made to take inner responsibility for their actions. We accept inner responsibility for a behavior when we think we have chosen to perform it in the absence of strong outside pressures
The big things to understand here are
1) when you see yourself doing something, you change your self___ to include "I am a person who does that thing"
2) when you think others see you a certain way, the same.
3) you will act in ways that are consistent with your self___
So in light of that, please consider how being a user of Social Media, especially real-name social media, is structurally identical to being a prisoner in a Chinese POW camp during the Korean war.
When you endorse a cause on social media, the rewards are worthless. Tiny rewards mean that you will not perceive your statements as being coerced, you will own them. And yet, the public eye puts pressure on you to say things that are pro-social in a very particular way
Most people want to appear compassionate. A political slogan, a bleeding heart story, these things that you spread virally, they change your self___. And they leave you with evidence, public evidence, that you are the kind of person who speaks out about "systemic oppression"
Social media created the feedback loop that drove everyone mad with social justice. Just like in the Chinese camp, the subtle but constant pressure to make cheap moralistic statements resulted in mass conversions. I believe this is the true cause of the "great awokening"

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2020 12:20 AM (LxTcq)

418 Garcetti has gone her one better. He both cancelled
all leave and told police they would have to work overtime AND cancelled
all overtime pay.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 14, 2020 11:20 PM (nAiE/)

---
that's gonna be *real* expensive...

they have a signed contract, and #Failifornia law is real strict about no paying people their earned wages.

Garstasi is a Fing idiot.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2020 12:21 AM (5RpHt)

419 Walter, I'm guessing you don't necessarily need open blogger privileges (?) to get a guest post here - just maybe talk to the cobs / ace about them posting it for you
(Like CBD does for Kris on some art threads frex)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 15, 2020 12:22 AM (WwTwF)

420 Posted by: Give Me a Break at June 15, 2020 12:16 AM (976+d)

President Clinton says hi.

Posted by: ... at June 15, 2020 12:28 AM (54bG1)

421
............. How did the Chinese get compliance from the American POWS? These men were trained to provide only name, rank, serial number. Short of torture, how could the captors hope to get such men to give military information, turn in fellow prisoners, or publicly denounce their country?
The Chinese answer was to start small and build. Prisoners were asked to make statements so mildly anti-American or pro-Communist as to seem inconsequential "The United States is not perfect." "In a Communist country, unemployment is not a problem."
Once they complied with these minor requests, the men were pushed to submit to more substantive ones. A man who had agreed that the United States is not perfect might be asked provide examples. He might then be asked to make a list of "problems with America" and sign his name
Later, he might be asked to read his list in a discussion group with other prisoners. "After all, it's what you really believe, isn't it?" Still later he might be asked to write an essay expanding on his list and discussing these problems in greater detail
The Chinese might then use his name and his essay in an anti-American radio broadcast beamed not only to the entire camp, but to other POW camps in North Korea, as well as to American forces in South Korea.
Suddenly he would find himself a "collaborator." Aware that he had written the essay without any threats or coercion, a man would change his image of himself to be consistent with the deed and with the new collaborator label, resulting in more extensive acts of collaboration.........
----------------------


Sure sounds like similar tactics from Progda and the Democrat Party working hand in hand these days.

Guess everything old is new again...........

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2020 12:29 AM (sy5kK)

422 The pic of those 2 spazzholes woth scary guns on "security detail" the other day ought to be captioned "skin flute noodlers with poodle shooters"

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 15, 2020 12:30 AM (BhtG/)

423 Just thought I'd drop this here --

Brad Parscale says Trump Oklahoma rally ticket requests surpass 800,000 - Washington Times

Where's the poll trolls? It's all over, no sense in even voting. He's down by eleventy! Trump is finished! Done, I say!

Heh. Heh. Heh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 15, 2020 12:30 AM (Z4rgH)

424 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at June 14, 2020 11:22 PM

Thank you for the knowledge!

Thanks again for the prayers, folks. I'll update tomorrow when I hear how she's doing.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at June 15, 2020 12:31 AM (lW69B)

425 Wow Bourbon Chicken, that's chilling

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 15, 2020 12:32 AM (WwTwF)

426
I've had problems sleeping, usually waking up around 2 or so and having
problems getting back to sleep. I bought an essential oil diffuser and
use lavendar oil. It helps me get to sleep easier and I seem to sleep
longer. Plus it has these trippy colored lights.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 14, 2020 11:31 PM (YynYJ)


I go to the couch with a blanket and listen to Tetrapod Zoology podcast, and doze off listening to commentary on subjects like Azhdarchid pterosaur morphology and wrangles over cassowary diffusion. They also discuss elements of Tetropod zoology from listeners, if they are sent money

I wish I could find a boring podcast on cell biology, too, for variety

Posted by: Kindltot at June 15, 2020 12:32 AM (WyVLE)

427 Adams work was superlative because he worked hard at it when each shot had to be good because it was expensive and difficult to make multiple shots. He was a key member of a group that called themselves the f64 society meaning they shot at the smallest aperture with stabilized cameras and long exposures. Painstaking work Lenses and camera light metering are so good today that it's easy to take lots of digital pictures without thinking through the mechanics of better pictures.

Posted by: Pete Bogg at June 15, 2020 12:33 AM (Jzz++)

428 * drives truck through rear entrance *

* rolls down window, waves at horde and honks *

* gives CBD raised fist salute in appreciation of a jib well done*

* puts truck in reverse, backs out*

That scrape in the door frame was already there, I swear.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Made in the USA at June 15, 2020 12:36 AM (1EmTP)

429 Good morning roonz and roonettez! Busy day yesterday, moved a peach tree from the back yard to the front where it can get more sun and then built the rest of the front yard fence. I'll do the gate on my days off this week or next. BTW, digging holes with a post hole digger in NC red dirt is a PITA. I've gone from rock farming to rock mining.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 15, 2020 12:38 AM (CcOog)

430 Adams did some elaborate burning and dodging in the darkroom. Custom cut and fit masks and such.
Somebody set out to recreate the "Moonrise..." pic. Just getting the moon close to the right spot was a hassle. Not sure where I saw the recreation story. Or when.

Posted by: klaftern at June 15, 2020 12:43 AM (RuIsu)

431 For my next rant.
Springsteen's early music captured life of the average guy. He understood and could convey being young and trying to make your way in a hard world.

He lost me when I went to a concert in Oakland with tickets that cost about $150 each and we're not great. Bush 2 was president so I'm guessing 2003 ish. Patriot Act had passed. He stood up in front of 18,000 people that paid a lot of money to hear his music and said his civil rights and freedom to speak were being taken away.

Right. Self absorbed. Perhaps.

Then Obama gets elected. Patriot Act gets renewed and made even more obtrusive.

Crickets.

Last money I spent on him. And I will still say "Darkness on the edge of town" and "The River" are great albums. I was working neath the wheels when I got my facts learned.

Posted by: Pete Bogg at June 15, 2020 12:45 AM (Jzz++)

432 Brad Parscale says Trump Oklahoma rally ticket requests surpass 800,000 - Washington Times

Hmmm, I've had some experience in the GA red clay. It really helps, if the ground is dry, to presoak those areas the day before digging.

And if you hate hand mixing concrete, using expandable foam-in-a-can will work pretty well to anchor posts. Though it's more expensive, it sets really quick too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 15, 2020 12:45 AM (Z4rgH)

433 Crap. that comment was meant to reply to this:

Good morning roonz and roonettez! Busy day yesterday, moved a peach tree from the back yard to the front where it can get more sun and then built the rest of the front yard fence. I'll do the gate on my days off this week or next. BTW, digging holes with a post hole digger in NC red dirt is a PITA. I've gone from rock farming to rock mining.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 15, 2020 12:38 AM (CcOog)


c/p FAIL.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 15, 2020 12:47 AM (Z4rgH)

434 Thank you all for all of you that I have supported financially! And when I need support?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 15, 2020 12:47 AM (/UQ/R)

435 Sorry for the block of text. The TLDR:

Your soul dies by a thousand papercuts, and people who would tear you down know this. Treat every moral hazard as if it is a slippery slope, because it might have been designed that way on purpose. Always be authentic, and never lie.


It had me down today, because I am wondering how to rehabilitate TWANLOC.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2020 12:48 AM (LxTcq)

436 GROWING TATERS WITH THE GRANDKIDS ... During one winter, I sewed 4-foot tall bags from garden weed barrier fabric, leaving one small opening in the bottom sections (these lasted many years BTW). I also bought a variety of supermarket potatoes -- including purple fingerlings -- for the grandkids to "chit" in our basement. Twas so cute every time they arrived at our house, the first thing they did was check the potato "eyes" to see if they had started sprouting.

Once the weather became suitable -- around Saint Patrick Day in our area -- the grandkids could plant. First step was to roll down the top edges of the mesh bags, reducing the height of each bag from 4 feet down to 6 inches. After placing some light cardboard over the opening in the bottom of each bag (to hold soil back temporarily), the kids next scooped in 3 inches of garden soil mixed with a little compost, leveled it out with their hands, then gently placed 3 potato chunks (by now fully sprouted) on top of the soil, equally spaced in a triangle. The final planting step was to give each bag a light dusting of peat moss (primarily to anchor the potato chunks).

The bags remained on the patio initially, so I could check which potato chunks were doing well and secretly replace any which had failed. Eventually, though, the grandkids moved the bags to a sunnier section of our yard, and lifted them onto a "watering" platform I had set up -- two strips of railroad ties with a long closed-ended rain gutter wedged in between. During hot dry spells in June/July, any plant roots which had grown through the small bag bottom opening could easily get water from the rain gutter.

Within a month, the sprouted potato eyes became tender stems with green leaves. The grandkids checked their plants every visit, unrolled the top edges of the bags as the leaf stems grew taller, and continuously filled the bags to the top with fall leaves. Somewhere around 80-90 days, flowers would appear on the plants; then, once the flowers faded, it was time to harvest. The kids spread a tarp on the lawn then took turns dumping out their individual bags.

Most of the potatoes were on the small size, but it didn't seem to diminish their enthusiasm at the time -- "I grew the most!", "I grew the biggest!", "Mine were the prettiest!", "Mine will taste the best when they are cooked!" -- and this grandma will be forever grateful for these memories.

Posted by: Kathy at June 15, 2020 12:51 AM (Me4XW)

437 I've gone from rock farming to rock mining.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at June 15, 2020 12:38

Good for you, sounds like you got a lot accomplished.

I'm limited by my sciatica and back issues but I managed to get almost 4 hrs in today in yard work. I know I will pay tomorrow, but I'm off work and just have to drive 45 miles each way to see a dr.

Glad to get the backyard cleaned up a bit, but I will pay. LOL

Posted by: Farmer at June 15, 2020 12:52 AM (/LM9B)

438 Notsothoreau: Trazodone is your friend. Not a hypnotic like Lunestra or that other one where people "wake up" after driving the wrong way down the Interstate for two hours in a trance.

I had horrible sleep problems for years until I talked to my doctor. Work stress ate me up bad.

Posted by: PabloD at June 15, 2020 12:58 AM (r/iuN)

439

Otolaryngologists

Posted by: Fox2! at June 15, 2020 12:58 AM (qyH+l)

440 Thank you all for all of you that I have supported financially! And when I need support?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 15, 2020 12:47

What is this about WDS? I must haved missed something.

Posted by: Farmer at June 15, 2020 12:58 AM (/LM9B)

441 or that other one where people "wake up" after driving the wrong way down the Interstate for two hours in a trance.

Posted by: PabloD at June 15, 2020 12:58 AM (r/iuN)


Ambien?

When I was in the Cardiac Care Unit 9 years ago, I specifically remember the Doc on the ward my first night, when I requested something to help me sleep, stating to the unit nurses she didn't ever prescribe any patients with Ambien. I don't remember what they gave me that first night, maybe valium, but it wasn't Ambien.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2020 01:10 AM (Y8PSl)

442 ..Thank you all for all of you that I have supported financially! And when I need support?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at June 15, 2020 12:47 AM (/UQ/R)



Send me mail, please. Addy is in my nic.

I tried yours and it got kicked back to me in the system.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2020 01:10 AM (QzJWU)

443 Trazedone is the best sleep medicine I have found, don't wake up hungover like some meds

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 15, 2020 01:10 AM (WF/xn)

444 Southside Johnny actually has a way better voice than Bruce and I met him once after a concert in NJ many years ago and he was really nice and friendly. I loved his whole sound. What's he doing now? Wait! I probably don't want to know.

Posted by: keena at June 15, 2020 01:11 AM (RiTnx)

445 Great story Kathy ! How fun for the littles

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 15, 2020 01:12 AM (WF/xn)

446
Somebody set out to recreate the "Moonrise..." pic. Just getting the moon close to the right spot was a hassle. Not sure where I saw the recreation story. Or when.
Posted by: klaftern at June 15, 2020 12:43 AM (RuIsu)


It is a waxing gibbous moon, about three days away from being a full moon and the shot was taken very near the time of sunset.

It is something that could be shot on a smart device's camera these days. Attaining the same level of artistry is another question.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 15, 2020 01:13 AM (0Ng0w)

447 Westminsterdogshow

May your husband be Blessed with Health and Healing. Infection sites are never fun.

May he and his family be Blessed with Peace and Strength for this Time of Grief.

Posted by: Adriane the Arizona Gardening Critic ... at June 15, 2020 01:16 AM (LPnfS)

448
405 they use umbrellas now, but I'm guessing they could switch to shields next?
Just seems like Chaz is a semi-dress rehearsal
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 15, 2020 12:04 AM (WwTwF)


Congratulate them - they've recreated the ancients' phalanx formation.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 15, 2020 01:20 AM (0Ng0w)

449 https://www.southsidejohnny.com/

still rocking!

and he's a bit past 29 too!

have several of his early LPs and love the music.

you hear him a lot on Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius XM rock channel 21.

Kid Leo calls him, lovingly, "The Bum and his Chums"

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2020 01:20 AM (5RpHt)

450 It is something that could be shot on a smart device's camera these days. Attaining the same level of artistry is another question.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 15, 2020 01:13 AM (0Ng0w)

Artistry is really the thing in question. Adams was great for his ability to be able to say 'That would make a good photo' when observing the world. Inspiration. Inspiritus. Breath of Spirit. The Divine Breath.

There is a modern artist who works in marble (Italian, go figure.) His technique in the medium and finishing is fantastic. But all of his stuff is cold and sterile. It does absolutely nothing for me.

Like Orson Welles for directing and shot framing. Michelangelo is pretty much every artistic medium he tried his hand at. Any of a handful of others (and the fact that it is just a few is telling.) Some people are just 'better' at things. It is not denigrating to the people who can't, but it does give the lie to a lot of communist theory.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 15, 2020 01:24 AM (A5zUN)

451 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 15, 2020 01:25 AM (A5zUN)

452 Once Bruce did Nebraska, he turned the corner and officially sucked. His best album was The Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle.
Fight me.

Posted by: keena at June 15, 2020 01:27 AM (RiTnx)

453 ..It is a waxing gibbous moon, about three days away from being a full moon and the shot was taken very near the time of sunset.

It is something that could be shot on a smart device's camera these days. Attaining the same level of artistry is another question.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 15, 2020 01:13 AM (0Ng0w)



Long as your smart device can recreate an early '40s black & white emulsion, grain and saturation range, and your device has the ability to recreate an image at f/64 and a 1 second-ish shutter speed, then sure, have at it.

Let's not forget the 4"x5" sensor size.

Modern digital sensors are beating the hell out of the 35mm format, and giving medium format film a run for it's money.

But the 4"x5" and larger sheet film sizes?

Still, not even close.

You go ahead and count the bazillions of silver halide crystals in a sheet film format. I'll wait here a few millennium into you get it all tallied up.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


(yeah, they'll equal 4"x5" within the decade, and the larger formats not long after. Sue me.)

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2020 01:27 AM (QzJWU)

454 Adams was not just an artist but a master of the technology. When i learned darkroom bw photography i attempted to learn the "zone system" he used. I failed miserably . Adams was a master all the way around. There was a exposition at the museum in Denver many years ago. I got lost for hours in his work.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 15, 2020 01:36 AM (0OmEj)

455 He shot 8x10. 4x5 is for pussies.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 15, 2020 01:38 AM (0OmEj)

456 I learned using 4x5 cameras. I loved it even though i was no good.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 15, 2020 01:40 AM (0OmEj)

457 Two years of "professional photography" in hs 4 hours a day. I never did use it. Our district let us take vocational coursework. I did it to evade regular classes. Jr and Sr year.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 15, 2020 01:45 AM (0OmEj)

458 Once Bruce did Nebraska, he turned the corner and
officially sucked. His best album was The Wild the Innocent and the E
Street Shuffle.

Fight me.

Posted by: keena at June 15, 2020 01:27 AM (RiTnx)

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Spruce Bringsteen, like many rockers, had a couple great LPs out early in his career.

then he started believing the "music critics" and the fan adulation, and decided he was an "artist" with a message to send...

and everything went to shit, IMHO.

i saw him at Winterland in Frisco in the late 70's... great show.

i wouldn't bother even trying to see him these days, nor spend the ridiculous amount of money it would cost.

just STFU and go away, you pompous ass.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2020 01:47 AM (5RpHt)

459 ..Adams was not just an artist but a master of the technology. When i learned darkroom bw photography i attempted to learn the "zone system" he used. I failed miserably . Adams was a master all the way around. There was a exposition at the museum in Denver many years ago. I got lost for hours in his work.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 15, 2020 01:36 AM (0OmEj)



Key to the Zone System, was knowing EXACTLY how your camera negative film emulsion would work as to rendering absolute blacks to absolute whites.

And then knowing, before you ever pressed the shutter, which processing chemical would work with that camera negative film, as to render that full range from blacks to whites. Or deciding on another developing chemical to soften the borders between those end-to-end constants. Or, not.

Oh, and then to decide as to which photographic print PAPER to bring up the image. Agfa? Kodak? Ilford? And every paper was available in various contrast grades, with #2 as the "standard". Boy howdy, would each different paper render a wholly different view of the negative, and every different contrast number (1 through 5), do the same!

Confused yet?

Let's decide as to which enlarger (diffusion or condenser), enlarger lens, f/stop basic time and per Adams, massive degrees of dodging, burning and other image manipulation.

Ansel Adams work only STARTED when he pressed the shutter on his tripod mounted view camera.

Everything before that was brute labor.

Everything after that, was the art of a master artist *AND* technician. (take that, you fucking anti technician anti photography art snobs)

I "learned" the Zone System. And passed the test on it with Kodak Plus X Pan, ASA 125 film, and hell, I forget now the rest.

It involved Dektol, and other Kodak products.

Put me in front of a Kodak inventory of stuff, and I'll I.D. it all. But I'm all Joe Biden as to the immediate recall thereof.

*sniffs hair*

Oh, that's Scamp, the cat.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2020 01:48 AM (QzJWU)

460 ..He shot 8x10. 4x5 is for pussies.

Posted by: USNtakim at June 15, 2020 01:38 AM (0OmEj)



Go check his Wikipedia, and you'll see him with a 4"x5" platform.

He PRIMAILY shot with the 8"x10" format.

But not EXCLUSIVELY.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 15, 2020 01:52 AM (QzJWU)

461 Adams lived inside a fallen Redwood tree, and you can still visit it in the Sierras.

Posted by: Menack at June 15, 2020 01:55 AM (buTO7)

462 Redwoods get the centers burned out over time, and he lived in one over winter. About the size of an 8 man tent.

Posted by: Menack at June 15, 2020 02:04 AM (buTO7)

463 I saw Portable Toilet Cabins open for The Steeldrivers at the Grand Ole Opry in '11.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2020 02:30 AM (LxTcq)

464 I don't know how it's physically possible but whenever I turn on my GiveAFuck meter it instantly wraps the needle around the zero peg.

Odd, that.

The only thing wrong with these Dems dying (let it be soon) is that they won't hear the deafining national fullisade of champaign corks.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 15, 2020 02:33 AM (d6mdH)

465 The POW thing is fascinating.

I have observed for quite some time that there are massive psy ops - based on billions if not trillions of dollars worth of research - being done on us. ALL of us. Anyone who is exposed to the news or anything cultural is getting a taste of it. You can't avoid it.

Even me, and I can *see* the shit they are doing - how fake it is - how manipulative it is - I am still getting a dose of it. Any day I feel angry, resentful etc. That's my taste. That's the hamster they've released inside my brain. They say jump, the hamster says how high. The only thing any of us can effectively do is tune out.

But they are making it that much harder to do that. It's now at work, it's on our web pages, it's on TV commercials, it's on the shows, it's in our sports. It's not an accident, nor was it pure willpower and social control that got us here. It has been *planned*. They picked soft targets and hard targets and went after all of them strategically.

The amount of fake people they have posting shit on the internet - along with the Tier 2 people - the brainwashed sheep who repeat everything anyway - would probably blow your mind. I don't mean trolls although they count. I mean people in threads (mostly elsewhere) that repeat the same innocuous seeming shit. I've noticed a big movement in these fake voices this last month to all deliver this message: "the government can't plan anything, they are too incompetent".

My ass.

On our side, maybe. But there is no reason for the *Left* to be saying this all over Lefty sites. It's never been part of their foundation. It hurts all their other arguments. It's not even something they believe. There's only one reason to be drilling that. And it's because the government has been *caught* secretively planning all sorts of devious shit and they want to label you a conspiracy theorist for having the temerity to see it. This goes right back to what I started with. It's all psy ops. They are in every lively forum on the internet, disrupting, guiding, and misinforming. I've seen it. It has surprised me but they are there.

The "cultural shift" we are currently experiencing is ***fake***. We had a genuine cultural shift between 2010 and 2016. It was ignored and denied. That shift has continued. The one you are watching now doesn't have to be "explained" by people's susceptibility to social media. It is theater. It is a big broadway show designed to convince "everyone else" that there is some monumental shift to the Left and away from individual freedom, patriotism and, just in time for the election, Donald Trump. It won't change the election results. But don't be fooled regardless.

Posted by: ... at June 15, 2020 02:38 AM (54bG1)

466 Nixon supporters had no fear of being publicly harassed, doxxed, or beaten with bikelocks

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at June 15, 2020 02:42 AM (HEiLh)

467 Jim, the ONT is dead.

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at June 15, 2020 02:53 AM (H5knJ)

468 Posted by: Kathy at June 15, 2020 12:51 AM (Me4XW)

Thanks for sharing the potato growing adventure. That is a wonderful memory!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 02:54 AM (IDhUW)

469
Tim Cast referred to the people who destroy people's lives bc they are faux offended as "twitter Robespierres". LOL

It does seem to fit.

Posted by: MHK at June 15, 2020 02:56 AM (iQIUe)

470 is anybody out there?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2020 02:56 AM (5RpHt)

471 I have observed for quite some time that there are massive psy ops - based on billions if not trillions of dollars worth of research - being done on us.
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Sometimes I can see the disinformation, sometimes I know something is wrong but can't identify it.

I think you are right.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 02:56 AM (IDhUW)

472 is anybody out there?
Posted by: redc1c4

(looks around......)

Nope !

Posted by: JT at June 15, 2020 02:58 AM (arJlL)

473 I just got here and will be posting for a bit. No sleep for me for a while.

How was dinner red?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 02:58 AM (IDhUW)

474 469
Tim Cast referred to the people who destroy people's lives bc they are faux offended as "twitter Robespierres". LOL

It does seem to fit.

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Yes, it does and it is a extremely unpleasant part of the human experience.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:00 AM (IDhUW)

475 it was pollo tits, so marginal, in my book, but Herself insists that we can't eat red meat everyday...

the struggle is real.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2020 03:02 AM (5RpHt)

476 It is theater. It is a big broadway show designed to convince "everyone else" that there is some monumental shift to the Left and away from individual freedom, patriotism and, just in time for the election
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Do you feel that the opposite is true? That there has been a cultural shift toward individuality?

I would love to think so, but personal experience tells me people are feeling safe in their "group think"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:03 AM (IDhUW)

477 466
I don't believe in the Silent Majority any more. I also don't believe that the Grand Army of the Republic still exists. Certain groups existed at certain times in history, but that does not mean that they will always exist.
No doubt there are millions of conservatives and normals still in this land. And there are millions more that would be normals if they did not decide to hide or join the left in an feeble act of self preservation. But I do not see a Silent Majority anymore. Maybe they were too silent for too long and lost their majority.

It is obvious as least to me what has happened. The Left, the professional Left, made an effort to take over the schools and those efforts have born fruit. We talked about the idea as an academic point, but those days are over. The Left took over the schools and they are churning out leftists.

We can talk turn out en masse, and use other immediate ideas to try to stem the tide. But until someone comes up with a way to get normals into our schools, not as a minority, but as a majority, we will always be fighting a rear guard action.

There is the old line about bailing out a boat with a big hole in the hull. you can bail and bail but in the end it will be for naught unless you fix the hull.

Posted by: Quint at June 15, 2020 03:04 AM (hHxp2)

478 475 it was pollo tits, so marginal, in my book, but Herself insists that we can't eat red meat everyday...

the struggle is real.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 15, 2020 03:02 AM (5RpHt)
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First world problems, may we enjoy them while they last.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:05 AM (IDhUW)

479
I use to enjoy these alternative photo sites. On one the guy found an old large format camera & used cyanotype treated paper as film. He took a very detailed landscape photo using it & it was beautiful.

Posted by: MHK at June 15, 2020 03:07 AM (iQIUe)

480 Most people want to appear compassionate. A political slogan, a bleeding heart story, these things that you spread virally, they change your self___. And they leave you with evidence, public evidence, that you are the kind of person who speaks out about "systemic oppression"
Social media created the feedback loop that drove everyone mad with social justice. Just like in the Chinese camp, the subtle but constant pressure to make cheap moralistic statements resulted in mass conversions. I believe this is the true cause of the "great awokening"
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2020 12:20 AM (LxTcq)

Really interesting comparison. And scary.

Posted by: LASue at June 15, 2020 03:12 AM (s7jaT)

481 It is obvious as least to me what has happened. The Left, the professional Left, made an effort to take over the schools and those efforts have born fruit. We talked about the idea as an academic point, but those days are over. The Left took over the schools and they are churning out leftists.

We can talk turn out en masse, and use other immediate ideas to try to stem the tide. But until someone comes up with a way to get normals into our schools, not as a minority, but as a majority, we will always be fighting a rear guard action.
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I saw this happening in my own schooling. I know that patriotism was taught in first and second grade. Third and fourth there was a change and by fifth, the agenda was multiculturism and relativism. The stories and songs were changed.

Schools change curriculum frequently and unnecessarily. This is to keep the current fear mongering front and center. The subject matter in reading and math classes changes from wolves, clean water, recycling, America's failures, global warming. The subject matter reflects the propaganda points that the left is pushing.

The best thing we could do, IMO, is privatize schooling.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:14 AM (IDhUW)

482 Think I have been up at 3am every day for a week.

Quint- Dennis Prager has been calling the public school system a Leftist Seminary for years. Its all done to turn out Leftists not to really educate.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 03:15 AM (6f16T)

483 Twitter is hot garbage. No one cares what you think because they do not think. Like most jagoffs, they use twitter to wait for their turn to talk, not to learn.

I never used the site nor will I ever. I see it from Twitchy and get to see the top threads. It is obvious the professional left has completely taken the site over and that will likely not change. They can send up the most absurd trending topics and they do just that every day. From what I can tell there is no organized right, there is nothing organized about it at all. That is a good thing in a way but these people are not going to send up good ideas based on merit.

Twitter trending hashtags or whatever they are will be all left all the time until the election at least. These people have no lives but they know what they are doing. Those that still care about it will not like that but it is what it is.

Sure I guess a conservative topic could come up, but these people are organized. We are in this fix because they are organized and we are playing in their milieu.

Posted by: Quint at June 15, 2020 03:16 AM (hHxp2)

484 Biden had a visitor on visitation day.
Trump had 800,000 ticket requests.

Posted by: Menack at June 15, 2020 03:16 AM (buTO7)

485 Could use some prayers for the WDS household tonight......
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Prayers up WDS. I ask for healing and peace.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:19 AM (IDhUW)

486 Didn't mention it yesterday but the grocery store had lots of empty spots for products and not sure why. Very odd stuff that has been there usually. Maybe a truck delivery didn't make it or something.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 03:21 AM (6f16T)

487 Yes the POWs got a bag of rice, but facebook dispenses dopamine. I was talking to a girl that was an acquaintance IRL, and wanting to have a heated argument but not knowing well enough. I can't tell if she is "tier 2" or not.

If these "woke" people are demoralized, then can you appeal to their morals? Are they permanently broken like Yuri Bezmenov said?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2020 03:21 AM (LxTcq)

488 Most people want to appear compassionate. A political slogan, a bleeding heart story, these things that you spread virally, they change your self___. And they leave you with evidence, public evidence, that you are the kind of person who speaks out about "systemic oppression"
Social media created the feedback loop that drove everyone mad with social justice. Just like in the Chinese camp, the subtle but constant pressure to make cheap moralistic statements resulted in mass conversions. I believe this is the true cause of the "great awokening"
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Very interesting post. I made me think of the poem the copybook headings because they too were written out. And I would argue that they were good concepts to internalize.

It also makes me think of the consequences that used to be common in schools: write I will not talk back in class 100 times, etc.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:24 AM (IDhUW)

489 We can talk turn out en masse, and use other
immediate ideas to try to stem the tide. But until someone comes up with
a way to get normals into our schools, not as a minority, but as a
majority, we will always be fighting a rear guard action.

----

I saw this happening in my own schooling. I know that patriotism was
taught in first and second grade. Third and fourth there was a change
and by fifth, the agenda was multiculturism and relativism. The stories
and songs were changed.



Schools change curriculum frequently and unnecessarily. This is to
keep the current fear mongering front and center. The subject matter in
reading and math classes changes from wolves, clean water, recycling,
America's failures, global warming. The subject matter reflects the
propaganda points that the left is pushing.



The best thing we could do, IMO, is privatize schooling.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:14 AM (IDhUW)

I was lucky to miss out on that. We had liberal teachers and I was not exactly in the most right wing area. But there was still a code. Even the liberal teachers did not punish you for thoughts. Even if they did we didn't notice it because we were made of different stuff. I had some lefty teachers that i went back and forth with in high school, but I never felt I was punished for it.

Something changed along the way no doubt. And we can't blame one generation as that is not how this stuff works. This was a multi generational take over of the schools. One side had a plan and the other did not. It is a shame because I truly believe the conservative plan would have been to let each individual find their own way. It is not about indoctrination, it is about teaching reality and some national and civic pride.

I also have a lot of questions for the parents.

Posted by: Quint at June 15, 2020 03:28 AM (hHxp2)

490 Leftism has taken the morals of its followers and replaced them with the Leftist religion that has its own feelings.

Quite a feat in human development such as taking "do not kill' into 'if it forwards the cause its right'.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 03:29 AM (6f16T)

491 If these "woke" people are demoralized, then can you appeal to their morals? Are they permanently broken like Yuri Bezmenov said?
-----
I have to maintain hope that brokenness can be made whole.

But when faced with the question how? The only positive action that comes to mind is a spiritual revival.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:30 AM (IDhUW)

492 It is a shame because I truly believe the conservative plan would have been to let each individual find their own way. It is not about indoctrination, it is about teaching reality and some national and civic pride.
-----
In k-12 education, special needs students are served with an IEP, an individualized education plan. This is what every child should have but our current structure doesn't allow for that. Additionally, most teachers resist catering to individuality in students. This problem is systemic and cultural in education.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:36 AM (IDhUW)

493 It is a shame because I truly believe the conservative plan would have been to let each individual find their own way. It is not about indoctrination, it is about teaching reality and some national and civic pride.
-----
I don't think this is possible in today's gvt schools.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:39 AM (IDhUW)

494 Might as well get up, I have breakfast sausages this week, pancakes I think are in order.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 03:40 AM (6f16T)

495 Quite a feat in human development such as taking "do not kill' into 'if it forwards the cause its right'.
-----
It does appear that this is where we are at and so I ask, "how did it come to this?"

Not that the question helps because we need to be focused on finding solutions.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:43 AM (IDhUW)

496 I'm going to stop now, I don't like dominating the discussion. I much prefer to listen.

Enjoy your breakfast Skip.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:44 AM (IDhUW)

497 Took over 50 years for Leftists to take over the school system, it would take that long to get them out if started today, but they are still on the move inward, we aren't started.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 03:47 AM (6f16T)

498 t is a shame because I truly believe the
conservative plan would have been to let each individual find their own
way. It is not about indoctrination, it is about teaching reality and
some national and civic pride.

-----

I don't think this is possible in today's gvt schools.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:39 AM (IDhUW)

but they did it before. Maybe not the individualized plans you mentioned, but at least they let people find their own way on social issues. Sometimes I think back on my schooling in a very moderate region and am amazed at how they left us just be us.

i went through k-12 and then college and never took an SJW indoctrination course. I feel badly for the students today. Why waste their time with leftist indoctrination that they are required to take? If nothing else, conservatives should push to make those courses tuition free. They really should ban them but for sure no one should have to pay tuition for a forced class in lefty appreciation.

Posted by: Quint at June 15, 2020 03:47 AM (hHxp2)

499 Thanks for the response Quint. I think the difference today is that the teachers themselves are indoctrinated when they are in college getting their teaching degree.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:52 AM (IDhUW)

500 As well as the teaching materials that are used push an agenda.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:54 AM (IDhUW)

501 I would be proud to flunk a required SJW indoctrination class. Or, I could claim to be part Native American and they would be forced to pass me if I just showed up. Screw them, it's all bullshit anyway.

Posted by: Case at June 15, 2020 03:59 AM (tWAkG)

502 I would really like to understand how they get their Covid-19 death numbers. If its dailyh reporting as it shows it just shouldn't accordion every week. Today Pa +4, NY +24, NJ +36 Wi +1, so you would think this show its almost run its course. Tomorrow Pa will be in 20s and Wed in the 40s.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 04:01 AM (6f16T)

503 Good Morning Morons today is Monday, June 15, 2020. On this day in 1648 Margaret Jones was hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony. They still hang witches now, they just call it politics.

Posted by: Vic at June 15, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

504 Fox's this day in history.


https://tinyurl.com/yxh8rb28

Posted by: Vic at June 15, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

505 Use to be when I was in school they started drumming the Leftist views but it wasn't a test so much.Now hear its a test you know the Leftists points and ard tested on them or you fail.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 04:03 AM (6f16T)

506 RAMIREZ


https://tinyurl.com/y9642spm


And that's it for today. Nothing out there today.

Posted by: Vic at June 15, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

507 Is that Vic, vic or not Vic, vic.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 15, 2020 04:06 AM (++MjY)

508 Its more a lynching in politics

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 04:10 AM (6f16T)

509 @497 Skip

Let the left have them. If the feds get out of the student loan business, those institutions go bust and they are unemployed indoctrinators.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 15, 2020 04:19 AM (UvkRl)

510 Not doing well as a breakfast short order cook today

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 04:35 AM (6f16T)

511 Oh no, Skip! Does that mean I can't order an over easy egg with those pancakes and sausage?

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 15, 2020 04:44 AM (Xe3xt)

512 Forgot to pre heat pancake griddle, but their going to be alright.
I look at myself to be a short order cook making usually a two part breakfast and a lunch at same time.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 04:50 AM (6f16T)

513 No time this morning for breakfast, anyway so you're off the hook.

Have a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 15, 2020 04:51 AM (Xe3xt)

514 OK I found a uW poached egg method on UToob that worked on the 1st try


the world just changed

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 15, 2020 04:55 AM (iTXRQ)

515 Rats, should have quick shoved a sausage link and a pancake into that little hole on top of tablet.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 04:56 AM (6f16T)

516 We have a egg poacher pan, use to use it a lot. Put water in bottom, top part holds 4 individual eggs.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 04:58 AM (6f16T)

517
WDS: Sorry your family is having to deal with so much at the moment. This site has grown to the point it is very difficult to read the comments & some are, unfortnately, missed.

Posted by: MHK at June 15, 2020 05:04 AM (iQIUe)

518 Skip, used to have an egg poacher pan? What happened to it?

Posted by: clutch at June 15, 2020 05:04 AM (9UmRs)

519 reading any 'news' these days is a recipe for anger...its full on gaslighting 24/7..walls closing in, wheels falling off ...etc

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 15, 2020 05:11 AM (SxBH1)

520 Pan got relegated to the basement, should bring it up.

americanthinker.com/the floyd riots mark a century of communist agitation
https://tinyurl.com/yabvshla

Speaking of Leftist teaching, only remember this from school days, and vaguely remember it was covered well.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 05:18 AM (6f16T)

521 MKH - your right comments needing response often get lot in the clutter. Saw another response to WDS but looking a bit never saw the original.
And this was a extremely light thread.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 05:21 AM (6f16T)

522 If the feds get out of the student loan business, those institutions go bust and they are unemployed indoctrinators.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 15, 2020 04:19 AM (UvkRl)


Getting the Feds out of the student loan business is the first part. The second part is making the schools the co-signing party for those college loans. You can bet your ass that SJW classes/programs will come to a screeching halt if the schools are on the hook for defaulted student loans. They'll want to turn out students who will be able to pay back the loan by having skills to get a job, not students who can man the barricades in some inner city 'CHAZ' takeover while they take a break from their barista job at Starbucks.

Posted by: RickZ at June 15, 2020 05:26 AM (Y8PSl)

523 I'm outta here
Stay cool, dry and safe until I get back.

Posted by: Skip at June 15, 2020 05:27 AM (6f16T)

524

[ ] Old and stale CHAZ

[x] Hip and new SPAZ

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, keeping track of the latest trends at June 15, 2020 05:29 AM (LUUNA)

525 The second part is making the schools the co-signing party for those college loans. You can bet your ass that SJW classes/programs will come to a screeching halt if the schools are on the hook for defaulted student loans..

Posted by:RickZat June 15, 2020 05:26 AM (Y8PSl)

Absolutely. And I want to see universities dragged into bankruptcy courts. And even better, having to deal with irate graduates who sue for substandard product!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 15, 2020 05:33 AM (dLLD6)

526 Absolutely. And I want to see universities dragged into bankruptcy courts. And even better, having to deal with irate graduates who sue for substandard product!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

But I gotta go to THAT school!
Their sportsball team is the best!!!

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 05:38 AM (vd8XM)

527 I guess the utes of Chicago are getting lackadaisical.

1 shot dead
37 wounded

It's like they don't even care anymore

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 05:41 AM (vd8XM)

528 In k-12 education, special needs students are served with an IEP, an individualized education plan. This is what every child should have but our current structure doesn't allow for that. Additionally, most teachers resist catering to individuality in students. This problem is systemic and cultural in education.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 15, 2020 03:36 AM (IDhUW)

Going through some classes for teaching certification (god help me), I can see that in theory they want children to be thought of as individuals (to a point) but in practice teachers simply do not want to do this because, well, it's hard. It is so much easier to treat every single student as if he/she are the exact same and if they are not, well, too bad.

I'll say it again: the more I look at my time in fourth grade, the more I am in awe. I had a teacher who found out I was more or less learning a great deal on my own and wanted to encourage me to do so. This was in Germany; when she found out I was visiting West Berlin, she couldn't have been happier and insisted I visit some places that, in retrospect, every American should go visit at least once (the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie being one such place). It was clear she had no room for commie Leftism (and in retrospect it is clear that she was extremely religious). She pushed for me to be accepted in the talented and gifted program at school, and when it came to individuality, she saw the way I held my pencil...and did nothing to correct it (every other teacher spend vast amounts of time trying to correct it, for all kids must do everything the exact same way, dont'cha know). And how did I wind up in her class? Through blind, dumb luck.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 15, 2020 05:43 AM (ejsiI)

529 But I gotta go to THAT school!
Their sportsball team is the best!!!
Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 05:38 AM (vd8XM)

And here in TX, the only thing that people care about in their local HS? The football program. And graduation, the secular bar/bat mitzvah, as a birthright. (If they can't read their own diplomas? So be it.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 15, 2020 05:44 AM (ejsiI)

530
Interesting hash change.

My internet is down right now, this is the cell hash.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2020 05:45 AM (LUUNA)

531 My internet is down right now, this is the cell hash.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 15, 2020 05:45 AM (LUUNA)

773-202-LUNA
Flooring stores

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 05:47 AM (vd8XM)

532 Aunt Tiffa be all up in dere goin thru da cabnets and icebox. Be sniffin and lookin sayin 'I KNOW y'all keepin a cat in Granny house.'

Posted by: Eromero at June 15, 2020 05:50 AM (XhWtx)

533
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2020 06:00 AM (ceIDk)

534
it's dead, Jim

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 15, 2020 06:19 AM (ceIDk)

535 Are you expecting me to go all Chatty Cathy to revive this thread?

Posted by: fluffy is on your side at June 15, 2020 06:29 AM (FgJKq)

536 Are you expecting me to go all Chatty Cathy to revive this thread?
Posted by: fluffy is on your side

I guess so, otherwise we'll never get to 1000 before JJ shows up

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 06:32 AM (vd8XM)

537 If I must...

Yesterday I stumbled across an old logging camp in the national forest. There were rusting artifacts I could not identify, but I did recognize a stove and some axe heads.

Posted by: fluffy is on your side at June 15, 2020 06:35 AM (FgJKq)

538 Bruce, looks like decent weather today in N IL. But we are getting dry, just saw big cracks in the ground I've not seen in a bit.

Posted by: Farmer at June 15, 2020 06:36 AM (/LM9B)

539 Thank you Lord for another day.

Even a Monday.

Posted by: jsg at June 15, 2020 06:40 AM (M8aB+)

540 Bruce, looks like decent weather today in N IL. But we are getting dry, just saw big cracks in the ground I've not seen in a bit.
Posted by: Farmer

Morning! Yep, the past few days it's been below 50 at night. Of course all the rain we got at the end of May is now out of the dirt and the grass and flowers that went crazy with growth are asking when the next bit of moisture is coming.
Mother Nature is fickle..

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

541 real newz

1969: The variety show "Hee Haw" debuts on CBS-TV.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 15, 2020 06:44 AM (JFO2v)

542 The Tank looks awesome.

The times that make it's creation viable is not.

Posted by: jsg at June 15, 2020 06:45 AM (M8aB+)

543 Mornin', all,

Woke up far too early. Coffee I made is all gone. Save yourselves.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 15, 2020 06:45 AM (rpbg1)

544 Gannett news says transgenders upset by what Trump said...what did he say, can't read the article behind the paywall.

Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 06:48 AM (ySdKX)

545
Good morning, Hordians.

Another fine Trump day! Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 15, 2020 06:48 AM (mht8P)

546 Mornin'

Daytime temps in the low 90s and dry as a bone here in NoCo, but there's still snow melting in the mountains so the creeks are swollen and the trails will have long stretches under 3-4 inches of cold water. Walked a mile and a half to get my second post-lockdown haircut yesterday figuring it would be nice to get some excersize. It was, but I had some soggy feet!

Thought I would have to wait outside for a while but they let me right in, so I forgot to discard my water bottle. Don't know if it's a county or state thing but you're not supposed to carry anything in or set anything down. When I realized, I said oops, I'm so sorry, I meant to...and the stylist just winked and said don't worry about it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 15, 2020 06:48 AM (FtO5h)

547 SRV on the ONT. Of all the celebrity deaths I think his shocked me the most. I had seen him only three weeks before.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at June 15, 2020 06:48 AM (eMtQa)

548 And here in TX, the only thing that people care
about in their local HS? The football program. And graduation, the
secular bar/bat mitzvah, as a birthright. (If they can't read their own
diplomas? So be it.)


Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 15, 2020 05:44 AM

---

Kentucky is the same way. They get more attendance at HS football games than the pro sports events do.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at June 15, 2020 06:48 AM (JUOKG)

549 Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV.

Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 06:51 AM (ySdKX)

550 Tater being tater

Stelter responded, You understand that someday youre going to regret this, right? he said. Someday youre going to regret this when your kids and your grandkids look back at this time.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 15, 2020 06:52 AM (JFO2v)

551 These men were trained to provide only name, rank, serial number.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 15, 2020 12:20 AM (LxTcq)


Actually, that's not wholly true. They were _told_ to give only name, rank and serial number. The experience in Korea was one of the things that drove the building of actual "resistance training". Vietnam reinforced it and made it more comprehensive.

Posted by: GWB at June 15, 2020 06:53 AM (mRtYs)

552 549 Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV.
Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 06:51 AM (ySdKX)


Up yo nose with a rubber hose!

Posted by: Jimmy J J Walker at June 15, 2020 06:53 AM (PiwSw)

553 549 Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV.
Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 06:51 AM (ySdKX)

Memory Hole flames are hot today.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 15, 2020 06:54 AM (JFO2v)

554 No Archie Bunker for you!!!

Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 06:56 AM (ySdKX)

555 Missing Miklos on the ONT. that's about 300 comments per night

Posted by: Pete Bogg at June 15, 2020 07:01 AM (Jzz++)

556 Stelter's tatertots and grandtatertots are going to regret having a hermaphroditic potato as a relative.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 15, 2020 07:01 AM (FtO5h)

557 Thunderstorms prevented a night of planned burning in Atlanta last night. We will be getting looting alerts soon.


Actually, news is already reporting protest locations to help people know where to avoid. Oddly they are always describe as peaceful. so not sure why you need to avoid them.

Posted by: Ripley at June 15, 2020 07:02 AM (MxEKc)

558 556 Stelter's tatertots and grandtatertots are going to regret having a hermaphroditic potato as a relative.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 15, 2020 07:01 AM (FtO5h)


"Grandpa, tell us the story about when OrangeManBad made you cry like a little girl. Please! Please!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 15, 2020 07:03 AM (PiwSw)

559 :Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV
networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even
shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV.


Posted by: Colin "


All programing will be reduced to BLM videos soon. Fine. Let it all burn. All the white actors and actresses and support crews can go work in Starbucks or fast food, if they can find one that hasn't been burned.

Posted by: Ripley at June 15, 2020 07:05 AM (MxEKc)

560 Bookstore clerk in 2022:

Customer: Do you have Orwell's "1984"?

Clerk: "Yes. It's in the Reference section.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 15, 2020 07:07 AM (PiwSw)

561 560 Bookstore clerk in 2022:

Customer: Do you have Orwell's "1984"?

Clerk: "Yes. It's in the Reference section.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 15, 2020 07:07 AM (PiwSw)

More like "You do not have your state-issued copy comrade? I must report this."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 15, 2020 07:10 AM (NWiLs)

562 So Obama made a rule thru HHS
Courts Blocked it
New HHS revised rules
Made trans mad
So rule that was never valid never enforced

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 15, 2020 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

563 :Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV
networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even
shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV.

Posted by: Colin

Will Tipper Gore be brought out to champion the cause, and then be laughed at and ridiculed for he censorship?

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

564 her..not he

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 07:14 AM (vd8XM)

565 One of the most important differences between film and digital is that with film, the brighter something is, the less saturated the color is. With digital the brighter something is the more saturated the colors are. I didn't learn that until I started working with digital movie cameras. It is the primary difference between the look of movies shot on actual film, and those shot on digital movie cameras.
I use DaVinci Resolve as my movie editing and color grading software, and it allows you to make Digital movies to look very much like they are shot on film.

Posted by: An Observation at June 15, 2020 07:14 AM (Kua8E)

566 Good Morning, Horde! 7 hours of sleep, and the ONT is still going. Guess I'll listen to some more SRV!

Posted by: doof2112 at June 15, 2020 07:14 AM (mZUr4)

567 TODAY

Replying to @NYGovCuomo
The violation complaints are predominantly from Manhattan & the Hamptons. Lots of violations of social distancing, parties in the street, restaurants and bars ignoring laws.

Enforce the law or there will be state action.

Yesterday

@NYGovCuomo
I share the outrage of the injustice and I stand with the protesters.

Its not just George Floyd. There are 50 or more cases just like it.

It is rooted in hundreds of years of racism and injustice.

Lets use this energy constructively and demand real, positive change.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 15, 2020 07:17 AM (JFO2v)

568 549 Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV.

Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 06:51 AM (ySdKX)

Modern day book burning

Posted by: doof2112 at June 15, 2020 07:18 AM (mZUr4)

569 Feeling curiously optimistic today; checked my temp, and nope it ain't the CCP Flu.

I think it's the news that over 800k people requested a ticket to Trump's rally this week.

Biden probably ordered up a second helping of paste for breakfast after hearing this news.

And some crayons, or as he calls them, dessert sticks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 15, 2020 07:20 AM (Z4rgH)

570 Dare I suggest it....But all navel ships names should be screened and changed if the ships name is offensive. USS George Floyd is ready to sail.

Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 07:20 AM (ySdKX)

571 553 549 Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV.
Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 06:51 AM (ySdKX)

Memory Hole flames are hot today.
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 15, 2020 06:54 AM (JFO2v)

"SWEEP AWAY THE MONSTERS AND DEMONS!!!"

Posted by: Communist Party of China, June 1966 at June 15, 2020 07:21 AM (ejsiI)

572 And some crayons, or as he calls them, dessert sticks.
Posted by: GnuBreed

They come in so many yummy flavors!

...Joey B...

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 07:21 AM (vd8XM)

573 G'morning' all, from windy and cool Virginia Beach.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 15, 2020 07:22 AM (6Jyjb)

574
Will Tipper Gore be brought out to champion the cause, and then be laughed at and ridiculed for he censorship?

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

I think she had her fill trying to police heavy metal.

(Aren't the Right-wingers supposed to be the prudes?)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 15, 2020 07:23 AM (ejsiI)

575 Morning all

FUck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 15, 2020 07:23 AM (nRk/c)

576 (Aren't the Right-wingers supposed to be the prudes?)
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33

That's what I've been told

Posted by: Bruce at June 15, 2020 07:23 AM (vd8XM)

577 It'll be interesting to see just how much of their catalogs and intellectual property these idiots are willing to burn for woke points.

Basically, the 70s, 80s, and part of the 90s are gone.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 15, 2020 07:24 AM (WvQcX)

578 557

Thunderstorms prevented a night of planned burning in Atlanta last night. We will be getting looting alerts soon.

Actually, news is already reporting protest locations to help people know where to avoid. Oddly they are always describe as peaceful. so not sure why you need to avoid them.

Posted by: Ripley at June 15, 2020 07:02 AM

Here is a rundown of the areas you will want to avoid today:

--- Mostly peaceful protests will be occurring in the X neighborhoods today, so best to avoid those areas
--- Mostly peaceful looting will be occurring in the Y neighborhoods today, so best to avoid those areas
--- Mostly peaceful rioting and arson will be occurring in the Z neighborhoods today, so best to avoid those areas

You know what, best to just "stay home, stay safe".

Wait, no, NO, I didn't mean to compare Black Lives Matter to a virus. Wait wait, I'll kneel, I'll kneel!...

Posted by: Atlanta News Network at June 15, 2020 07:24 AM (Do5/p)

579 (Aren't the Right-wingers supposed to be the prudes?)
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33

You'd never guess that after reading this site

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 15, 2020 07:26 AM (Z4rgH)

580 Book burnings...


Thy always seem to be a thing.

With certain folk, that is.

As well ss wearing clothing accessories to denote class.

Every time....like clockwork.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 15, 2020 07:26 AM (6Jyjb)

581 Noooooooooooooooooooooooooood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at June 15, 2020 07:26 AM (9QPEY)

582 nood

Posted by: Vic at June 15, 2020 07:28 AM (mpXpK)

583 Will Biden, if elected, be the first President to kneel in the Oval Office. I believe I can count on it.

Posted by: Colin at June 15, 2020 07:29 AM (ySdKX)

584 574

(Aren't the Right-wingers supposed to be the prudes?)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 15, 2020 07:23 AM

Remember when the Left rejected the ideas of abstinence and "safe sex" when it came to spreading STDs and AIDS.

Took a virus/disease from China 40 years later to completely change their attitude.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 15, 2020 07:29 AM (Do5/p)

585 549 Reading something on a LA TV news site, about the TV networks are screening all TV programs for even a hint of racism. Even shows shown back in the 50-60's on channels like MeTV

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So what you're saying is that the demand for racism so outstrips the supply that they have to root through the worn out discard piles to fulfill their quotas.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 15, 2020 07:31 AM (d6mdH)

586 Justin Johnson is very nice to listen to, and new to me. Thanks CBD!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at June 15, 2020 07:34 AM (NVYyb)

587 Here is a rundown of the areas you will want to avoid today:

Atlanta.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at June 15, 2020 07:40 AM (0CeRG)

588 Is this the same Lincoln who said,

"I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality ... I will add to this that I have never seen, to my knowledge, a man, woman, or child who was in favor of producing a perfect equality, social and political, between negroes and white men."

Not very conservative of him, is it?

Posted by: mGrant at June 15, 2020 12:52 PM (r5iyh)

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