The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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I cannot imagine a more unserious use of a state legislature's time than debating and voting on such an obvious dilution of our political structure. The intent of the Constitution seems clear to me -- though I am not a Harvard-educated attorney and constitutional scholar -- and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact destroys the purpose of the electoral college, not to mention that it also subverts the will of the voters.

And of course that is the whole point. Bring the tyranny of the majority to America, and the blue cities will rule forever.

The Big Test of Electoral College Is Yet To Come

Now that the Supreme Court has vouchsafed the power of a state to require its presidential electors to vote in line with their state's popular vote, a new question glimmers in the constitutional mist: Could a state require its electors to vote against the wishes of the state's own voters? That might seem a ridiculous question. Feature, though, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Et tu, 14th Amendment? Although I absolutely love the example in the article from the 2004 election, which would require NY to vote for Bush, even though they chose Kerry by 16%.

Is this the inevitable result of our education system, which has carefully destroyed basic civics and political science, preferring to teach multicultural blather and thinly-veiled anti-Americanism?

Probably. Just wander over to a bunch of teenagers and offer $50 for a halfway decent explanation of our government, or even just the electoral college. Odds are that you will keep your money.

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Posted by: Jmel at July 07, 2020 11:01 AM (bVhJi)

2 Nice

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 07, 2020 11:02 AM (3D/fK)

3 Shakespeare was right? Kill all the lawyers? Kill 'em tonight?

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:02 AM (X/Pw5)

4 Hello monkey thread!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 07, 2020 11:03 AM (ExV1e)

5 The electoral college is based on the electoral system of the First Reich and polish Kingdom.
The electors vited

Posted by: Avi at July 07, 2020 11:03 AM (EWnpL)

6 Kagan is a chazer

Posted by: Avi at July 07, 2020 11:03 AM (EWnpL)

7 inside top ten... moving up in life!!!

Posted by: silent at July 07, 2020 11:05 AM (xh1To)

8 Top 10

Posted by: eleven at July 07, 2020 11:05 AM (XTyi0)

9 Excuse me, but it's HVAC and Electrical College!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 11:06 AM (xfb67)

10
The first posting in the DeSean Jackson is a mentally challenged idiot article reads

I mean come on it goes without saying, never ever endorse anything from Hitler. It could be Hitler's 3 bean chili recipe, you just don't do it.


This precipitated an argument about ...

... whether beans are in any proper chili recipe.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 11:06 AM (pNxlR)

11 As of March 2020, the NPVIC has been adopted by fifteen states and the District of Columbia. Together, they have 196 electoral votes, which is 36.4% of the Electoral College and 72.6% of the 270 votes needed to give the compact legal force. As of July 2019, no Republican governor has signed the NPVIC into law.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 07, 2020 11:06 AM (JFO2v)

12 This precipitated an argument about ...

... whether beans are in any proper chili recipe.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

You start adding beans, you got no room for carrots

Posted by: Bruce at July 07, 2020 11:07 AM (vd8XM)

13 3 Shakespeare was right? Kill all the lawyers? Kill 'em tonight?
Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:02 AM (X/Pw5)

You can try, but I'm not going to make it easy for you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

14 The intent of the Constitution seems clear to me -- though I am not a Harvard-educated attorney and constitutional scholar -- ...


Nor do you need to be. The Constitution was written in plain English and is easy to understand.

Our Founders were all geniuses. Genii? A bunch of really smart fellows. I guess it's apropos that those who want to destroy it are drooling, brainwashed imbeciles.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:07 AM (HaL55)

15 They could simply require their electors to vote for the Democrat, then, couldn't they? And I'm sure there are any number of states that would have no problem doing that without a peep from their voters.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:08 AM (oVJmc)

16 You can try, but I'm not going to make it easy for you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

Present company excluded.

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:08 AM (X/Pw5)

17 Could a state require its electors to vote against the wishes of the state's own voters?

Yes. And this decision makes it possible for the state to simply remove electors who refuse to defy their population. I do not like the decision, I think it was poorly considered and not based on the ideas of the founding fathers.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:08 AM (KZzsI)

18 Hello monkey
Nice to see you
Is that piercing new
You're just as fright'ning
As you were last week

Posted by: Conway Twitty at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (ox5BN)

19 You have to give it to the Marxists--they are relentless.

Posted by: iandeal at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (bLfy6)

20 And I'm sure there are any number of states that would have no problem doing that without a peep from their voters.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Peeps will be made, but we can take care of that

Posted by: Bruce at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (vd8XM)

21 You do well to point out the problem with the state compact; it surprises me that so few people on either side have grappled with the only way it can be resolved.

If an Election is decided by any state going against it's popular vote, then obviously the losers take this to the Supreme Court, on grounds that this violates the 14th Amendment. Then, the entire country will sit in suspense until the Supreme Court chooses the next President without any need to consult the public at all.

This in fact is the desired end-game for the Deep State - a Supreme Court made up of Deep State loyalists, appointing a President who will be a Deep State loyalist, to run a Bureaucracy which IS the Deep State, and no need or opening for pesky "voters" to ever be involved in the process again.

that's what they're shooting for.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (Kpl3J)

22 DeSean Jackson:

With a name like DeSean, it has to be stupid.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (/yZWq)

23 11 As of March 2020, the NPVIC has been adopted by fifteen states and the District of Columbia. Together, they have 196 electoral votes, which is 36.4% of the Electoral College and 72.6% of the 270 votes needed to give the compact legal force. As of July 2019, no Republican governor has signed the NPVIC into law.
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 07, 2020 11:06 AM (JFO2v)

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No swing state would ever want to sign onto this, effectively nullifying their ability to influence elections, and it's obviously a partisan thing, so red states are going to be very hard pressed to decide that it's the right thing to do.

And that doesn't even address the constitutional questions. I imagine it wouldn't survive a challenge. Completely overturning how elections are done seems like the kind of huge change that terrifies Roberts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (LvTSG)

24 16 You can try, but I'm not going to make it easy for you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

Present company excluded.
Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:08 AM (X/Pw5)

Ah.
*puts AR on safe*
*keeps handy just in case*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

25 This precipitated an argument about ...

... whether beans are in any proper chili recipe.


Technically, chili is just the red sauce. You add beans and meat to make it tastier and more filling. And, if you are like me, chopped onions and shredded cheese.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (KZzsI)

26 Excuse me, but it's HVAC and Electrical Coal Fired College!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

27 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

Lawyers pretty much suck...'til you need one.

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:11 AM (X/Pw5)

28 Just wander over to a bunch of teenagers and offer $50 for a halfway
decent explanation of our government, or even just the electoral
college. Odds are that you will keep your money.


"And as I've mentioned, we've all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry."

https://tinyurl.com/zt6247p

Posted by: Bert G at July 07, 2020 11:11 AM (OMsf+)

29 I cannot imagine a more unserious use of a state legislature's time than
debating and voting on such an obvious dilution of our political
structure.


We got this.

Posted by: lawyers at July 07, 2020 11:12 AM (3SIUH)

30 Lawyers pretty much suck...'til you need one.

But in most cases, you wouldn't need one were it not for another one.

Posted by: Dempsy at July 07, 2020 11:12 AM (ahhBR)

31
22 DeSean Jackson:

With a name like DeSean, it has to be stupid.
Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (/yZWq)


This harkens back to

If Allen Iverson is "The Answer", it had to be a stupid question.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 11:12 AM (pNxlR)

32 Offer that fifty bucks to any of these college kids if they can explain the "three-fifths clause". In my experience, most libs cannot, at all, other than thinking it signified how much blacks were "worth" as humans or something. We're surrounded by idiots.

Posted by: The Otter at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (lW69B)

33 Probably. Just wander over to a bunch of teenagers and offer $50 for a halfway decent explanation of our government, or even just the electoral college. Odds are that you will keep your money.

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75% of Americans can't name all three branches of the federal government. Not what they do. Just their names.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (kc5DY)

34 32 Offer that fifty bucks to any of these college kids if they can explain the "three-fifths clause". In my experience, most libs cannot, at all, other than thinking it signified how much blacks were "worth" as humans or something. We're surrounded by idiots.
Posted by: The Otter at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (lW69B)

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"Which side, pro or anti slavery, wanted slaves counted as less than a person?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (LvTSG)

35 Off, Otter sock.

How's Ace by the way?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (lW69B)

36 I just retired, it's not going how I envisioned.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (/DRav)

37 Rare, only seen on the Antique Roadshow is the Electrical Collage. It is a painting, later a lithograph by an unknown artist, depicting D cell batteries and beloved folk hero Reddy Kilowatt in a lightening storm.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM (C1Lsn)

38 The popular vote is a joke. And so is your Democracy.

Get with the fucking program!

Posted by: Fritz at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM (95j/9)

39 Zombie apocalypse preferable to ANTIFA /BLM apocalypse .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM (2DOZq)

40 I just retired, it's not going how I envisioned.


Same here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM (HaL55)

41 The Electoral College is racist.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM (VWp7G)

42 "Which side, pro or anti slavery, wanted slaves counted as less than a person?"

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What year did the parties switch?

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (kc5DY)

43 Is this the inevitable result of our education system, which has carefully destroyed basic civics and political science, preferring to teach multicultural blather and thinly-veiled anti-Americanism?
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It's the *huge* breakdown in civics. There are two arguments to be made for the "national popular vote." Both are wrong in my opinion, but one is wrong fundamentally.
1. The electoral college is unfair. I disagree with with this, but it's at least an argument.
2. The electoral college disregards the will of the people in the selection of the president. This one is flat wrong, and it comes from what is *wrong* with civics education.

The people don't elect the president. The states do. Federal power is rooted in the states, not the other way around. Since the states devolve power to the federal, the states elect the president. Nobody teaches governance in schools, they teach mealy-mouthed "fairness" and "rightness" and "justice" and whatnot.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (hYcqw)

44 With a name like DeSean, it has to be stupid.

That whole culture of names annoys me because its contrived and silly. Names bother me a lot, the way they are used today. Children are tagged with awful, bizarre names because parents insist on being "creative" or "fresh" with ideas they came up with when they were 13 and doodling in the back of a textbook in middle school or writing in their diary about the child they would have with the latest pop star.

A name is very important. It marks you for life. Its part of you for your whole existence on this earth, and it shapes how people react to you. Playing cutesy games with a child's name is abusive and cruel. Creating dumb names to make a statement is as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (KZzsI)

45 Beans are not proper in any chili recipie. That can not be debated.

Now carrots, on the other hand, that can be debated.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Getting His Scottish Up at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (8hMqg)

46 "Now that the Supreme Court has vouchsafed the power of a state to
require its presidential electors to vote in line with their state's
popular vote, a new question glimmers in the constitutional mist: Could a
state require its electors to vote against the wishes of
the state's own voters? That might seem a ridiculous question. Feature,
though, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact."

Nope. 9-0 is solid case law. The majority opinion stated that the electors must vote for whoever wins that STATE'S popular vote. The NPV compact is dead.


Not saying they might not pull some shenanigans, but 9-0 is as solid as it ever gets and I am surprised it was unanimous.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (JUOKG)

47 Despite Trump's electoral landslide victory, his margins in key states was pretty slim. He now has a solid record, and the left has gone insane, so Trump should win again. Congress though, also needs massive transformation, including the GOPe. It is the Establishment and BigMoney engineering the chaos, so voters don't unite against their cartels.


In time "we" need to win more of the masses, and that will include the "Hispanic" population, and blacks. Trump does this, and that is why the Dem Agitprop is directed so fiercely at him with "Racism/Hate" propaganda. The lamp of Liberty, patriotic message is still a winner ... but needs to be taught more broadly. WokeKorps is solidly pandering to the America Haters, along with most schools ... WAR will require some new asymmetric warfare ... like blogs and frogs and memes, I suppose.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (Cus5s)

48 42 "Which side, pro or anti slavery, wanted slaves counted as less than a person?"

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What year did the parties switch?
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (kc5DY)

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"Since the parties switched, is your favorite early 20th century president Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, or FDR?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

49 Our "educational" system is a disgrace.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 07, 2020 11:16 AM (o2MD2)

50 37

Rare, only seen on the Antique Roadshow is the Electrical Collage. It is a painting, later a lithograph by an unknown artist, depicting D cell batteries and beloved folk hero Reddy Kilowatt in a lightening storm.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM

That's pretty much what I figured.

Posted by: Martin Crane at July 07, 2020 11:16 AM (Do5/p)

51 Offer that fifty bucks to any of these college kids if they can explain the "three-fifths clause"

They get really angry and huffy when you explain it too no matter how nice you are about it or how careful you are. They are more angry that you showed them you are wrong than that someone taught them crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:16 AM (KZzsI)

52 >>>Children are tagged with awful, bizarre names because parents insist on being "creative" or "fresh" with ideas they came up with when they were 13 and doodling in the back of a textbook in middle school or writing in their diary about the child they would have with the latest pop star.


Doctors and nurses should have veto power over names. "Desean? Um no, sorry, veto."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (VWp7G)

53 Lawyers pretty much suck...'til you need one.f

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Everyone wants Atticus Finch until there's a dead hooker in the hot tub.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

54
You know who else was an Elector?

That's right, George I of England, father of the Hanoverian line.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (pNxlR)

55 27 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)
Lawyers pretty much suck...'til you need one.
Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:11 AM (X/Pw5)

It's always struck me as darkly amusing that people like to quote "First thing, let's kill all the lawyers" without knowing it's context.

Jack Cade is a criminal, a ruffian, the proto-marxist BLM leader of his day, talking to his followers about how they plan to destroy all authority and take over. Dick is one of his henchmen.

"JACK CADE. I thank you, good people; there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers, and worship me their lord.

DICK. The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (Kpl3J)

56 I am not aware of that it is a fact that Trump lost the popular vote. Such knowledge presupposes knowledge of the extent of vote falsification and fraud in each state.

Posted by: idea at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (BRkq2)

57 Judge says I can't offer $50 to teenagers anymore.

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (xfb67)

58 At some point we went to the "magic dirt" theory of citizenship, believing that simply being brought here, or born here, would confer the qualities of an American citizen.
If there was ever need for "Common Core" it would be to teach, once again, the basics of US civics, history and pride of country.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (koNhm)

59 What's all this about an erectoral college?

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (q1Pj5)

60 52 >>>Children are tagged with awful, bizarre names because parents insist on being "creative" or "fresh" with ideas they came up with when they were 13 and doodling in the back of a textbook in middle school or writing in their diary about the child they would have with the latest pop star.


Doctors and nurses should have veto power over names. "Desean? Um no, sorry, veto."
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (VWp7G)

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"Thomas? After the awful racist Thomas Jefferson? Nope. You're going with Desean."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

61 Not saying they might not pull some shenanigans, but 9-0 is as solid as it ever gets and I am surprised it was unanimous.

I think both sides erroneously beleive this helps their cause in contradictory ways. But they are all wrong. Electors are meant to be the final barrier between the nation and idiots electing a monster.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (KZzsI)

62 >>>Judge says I can't offer $50 to teenagers anymore.
Posted by: Joe Biden


It's okay, you can still sniff their hair.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (VWp7G)

63 I know this is particularly OT, but I just went downstairs and my cat had her face buried in the fireplace glass, upon further investigation there is a sparrow or similar which has taken up residence in my fireplace at this time.

https://stoatnet.org/catbirb.jpeg
https://stoatnet.org/birb.jpeg

The fuck do I do. I'm thinking confine the cats to the downstairs bathroom, open the glass door at the far end of the room, then... open the fireplace and see what happens. I am open to suggestions that won't get a birb demolished all over the room or lost in some heretofore unexplored part of the house. Thanks in advance.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (t+qrx)

64 They get really angry and huffy when you explain it too no matter how nice you are about it or how careful you are. They are more angry that you showed them you are wrong than that someone taught them crap.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:16 AM (KZzsI)
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This one I find puzzling, and maybe my experience is completely exceptional. When I was in college and took the "US History Until 1865" survey course, they talked about the 3/5 clause accurately: to reduce the representative distribution for slave states, since slaves are not full citizens. And this wasn't that long ago (less than 20 years) and in a *very* liberal/left-wing college.

Was my experience exceptional, or did this pivot happen in 2008 when the universities went completely bonkers?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (hYcqw)

65 Everyone wants Atticus Finch until there's a dead hooker in the hot tub.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

Then maybe a Roy Cohn....that guy was a piece of work.

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (X/Pw5)

66 Democracy is kind of silly at all levels, IMO. Trying to think of a social grouping where it is an actual asset. Any ideas, anyone??

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (bCLt0)

67 >>>"Thomas? After the awful racist Thomas Jefferson? Nope. You're going with Desean."



Also true. Lot of woke medical personnel in this country.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (VWp7G)

68 55 I was halfway into explaining that when I saw you had handled it. Thanks.

Posted by: idea at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (BRkq2)

69 "The majority opinion stated that the electors must vote for whoever wins that STATE'S popular vote."

I thought it said the states could punish unfaithful electors .. that doesn't stop them from being unfaithful, if they accept the punishment (in states that implement such punishment).

Posted by: illiniwek at July 07, 2020 11:20 AM (Cus5s)

70 The dying republic cast a pale over all your retirement fun. At least there is no job from which to be fired because of some EEOC karen.

Posted by: azalea city at July 07, 2020 11:20 AM (WX+x0)

71 Doctors and nurses should have veto power over names. "Desean? Um no, sorry, veto."
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (VWp7G)
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Nope. Free speech and personal ownership. What I say goes with my kids' names, and you'll write it on the damn form or there's going to be trouble. Will some people make terrible decisions around naming? Sure. But that's not my business.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:20 AM (hYcqw)

72 Offer that fifty bucks to any of these college kids if they can explain the "three-fifths clause". In my experience, most libs cannot, at all, other than thinking it signified how much blacks were "worth" as humans or something. We're surrounded by idiots.


No truer wurdz has ever been spake.

Kollidge kidz can't make correct change or even fix a flat tire. Proof, as if we needed any more, that if you dumb down a populace, they can be made to believe any stoopid thing they're told to believe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:20 AM (HaL55)

73 The decision was 9-0. When will that ever happen again?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 07, 2020 11:20 AM (Sedbo)

74 I know I shouldn't be, but still amazed that people who surely know better will openly say "It's not fair that small states can have the same power as big states!" We see this with the same people decrying how much small/less populous states have equal power to big states in the Senate.

That is a FEATURE, not a bug.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

75 Although I absolutely love the example in the article from the 2004 election, which would require NY to vote for Bush, even though they chose Kerry by 16%.

They don't care about the law, they care about power.

If a Republican gets a majority of the popular vote, left-wing judges will deem the National Popular Vote Compact illegal. If, in the very next election, a Democrat gets a majority of the popular vote, the very same left-wing judges will deem the National Popular Vote Compact perfectly legal and sacrosanct.

Look what happened in Massachusetts, which had a series of US Senatorial vacancies. The Massachusetts legislature kept changing the rules on who got to appoint the new US Senator, depending on whether the governor was a Republican or not. You think they have any sense of shame?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:21 AM (I2/tG)

76 States can make their own rules. Remember for the first few elections there was no vote in most states. The legislature selected electors. So disenfranchising voters is not a new concept. If OH wants to give its electors to someone OH voters did not vote for, go for it as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:21 AM (BqIHC)

77 52

Doctors and nurses should have veto power over names. "Desean? Um no, sorry, veto."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM

Todd? ... No. Veto.

Posted by: Elaine Benes at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (Do5/p)

78
They get really angry and huffy when you explain it too no matter how nice you are about it or how careful you are. They are more angry that you showed them you are wrong than that someone taught them crap.



They've been indoctrinated to be angry emotional idiots with sky-high self-esteem. They haven't been given knowledge, they've been given jargon which they repeat by rote and believe they're 'thinking.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (oVJmc)

79
75% of Americans can't name all three branches of the federal government. Not what they do. Just their names.
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (kc5DY)

In his first debate with Sarah Palin in 2008, Joe Biden cited the duties of the Vice President as laid out in Article I. Bzzzzt! try again, Joe.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (Wm5SB)

80 74 I know I shouldn't be, but still amazed that people who surely know better will openly say "It's not fair that small states can have the same power as big states!" We see this with the same people decrying how much small/less populous states have equal power to big states in the Senate.

That is a FEATURE, not a bug.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

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Intentional misconceptions about the nature of the Republic mixed with blind obedience to the notion of democracy and majority rules (which goes out the window when the majority votes against things the left wants like Brexit and Prop .

It's just will to power. There's little more than that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

81 Kollidge kidz can't make correct change or even fix a flat tire. Proof, as if we needed any more, that if you dumb down a populace, they can be made to believe any stoopid thing they're told to believe.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:20 AM (HaL55)
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Which is funny. When I was in high school, changing a tire was a great way to show off to a damsel in distress. A couple buddies of mine and I once did so with a clock running to see how quickly we could get it done, showing off the entire time.

Are skills no longer attractive? You'd think people would be lining to show off that they can do shit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)

82 >>>Todd? ... No. Veto.
Posted by: Elaine Benes




That's what I was going for initially. Such a great episode.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (VWp7G)

83 Feature, though, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
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The Constitution forbids states from entering alliances, compacts, etc without the consent of Congress.

Of course, they would have to do their illegal act first then someone would have to sue.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (Khk0s)

84

Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)

85 I am open to suggestions that won't get a birb demolished all over the room or lost in some heretofore unexplored part of the house. Thanks in advance.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (t+qrx)

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Had something similar happen in our basement a few years ago. Not sure if this is the best, but it worked. Duct tape plastic (huge garbage bag ideally) over the opening, then open the doors/remove the obstruction and try to get the critter trapped in it.

Destroy nest if there is one. Possibly apply screen to outside opening, because those bastards will return.

If you don't want to go to that much trouble just light a fire.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (kc5DY)

86 69 Okay, here's your punishment. You said you don't like brussel's sprouts, so chow down. Your vote still counts.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (C1Lsn)

87 So apparently there is another #blackout today. Has anyone noticed?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (BqIHC)

88 Originally, State legislatures were free to select electors by any method they chose. It could be by popular vote or they could all chose their relatives.

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (xfb67)

89 Doctors and nurses should have veto power over names. "Desean? Um no, sorry, veto."
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (VWp7G)
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There are countries (Brazil is one, IIRR) that prohibit parents from giving their children stupid names.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (4zyav)

90 75% of Americans can't name all three branches of the federal government. Not what they do. Just their names.
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:13 AM (kc5DY)
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It's the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the FBI. Duh.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (hYcqw)

91 Will some people make terrible decisions around naming? Sure. But that's not my business.

Right. What we need is not a law, but a cultural shift away from this twee bullcrap where you name your child Pansee Whirter because you want to show Daddy how much you hate him and it looks so pretty written in your diary.

We need a culture that honors and celebrates our heritage and family connections, that believes we have a national identity, and that loves their children more than themselves.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (KZzsI)

92 74 I know I shouldn't be, but still amazed that people who surely know better will openly say "It's not fair that small states can have the same power as big states!" We see this with the same people decrying how much small/less populous states have equal power to big states in the Senate.

That is a FEATURE, not a bug.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

I left Illinois because of Chicago. Not precisely the same thing, but fundamentally the same issue.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (bCLt0)

93 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)

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Hahaha

This will be smothered in the news faster than that black guy in the white Jaguar.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (kc5DY)

94 It's the *huge* breakdown in civics. There are two arguments to be made for the "national popular vote." Both are wrong in my opinion, but one is wrong fundamentally.
1. The electoral college is unfair. I disagree with with this, but it's at least an argument.
2. The electoral college disregards the will of the people in the selection of the president. This one is flat wrong, and it comes from what is *wrong* with civics education.

The people don't elect the president. The states do. Federal power is rooted in the states, not the other way around. Since the states devolve power to the federal, the states elect the president. Nobody teaches governance in schools, they teach mealy-mouthed "fairness" and "rightness" and "justice" and whatnot.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:15 AM (hYcqw)

There is not a single argument in favor of a National Popular Vote made today, that was not made at the Convention in 1787. New York and the large states wanted it just as much then as they want it over.

My view is that, if they want to change the Constitution that much, then the Compact is over, and we go back to being 50 independent governments. If some of them want to get together with each other to make new organizational units, fine.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

95 >The fuck do I do. I'm thinking confine the cats to
the downstairs bathroom, open the glass door at the far end of the room,
then... open the fireplace and see what happens. I am open to
suggestions that won't get a birb demolished all over the room or lost
in some heretofore unexplored part of the house. Thanks in advance.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (t+qrx)


If you open the fireplace, the bird will fly around some but you should be able to catch it eventually. They don't fly well inside. It seems to freak them out that there are walls and ceilings. They eventually just give up, more or less. A handled net may make it faster.
And then you need to bird proof the chimney cap.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (sjdRT)

96 My BIL had his Beirut University t-shirt on for the 4th. And yes, he was burried there. I love that guy.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (/DRav)

97 Are skills no longer attractive? You'd think people would be lining to show off that they can do shit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)

Like.....Fredo.

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (X/Pw5)

98 83 Feature, though, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
=====

The Constitution forbids states from entering alliances, compacts, etc without the consent of Congress.

Of course, they would have to do their illegal act first then someone would have to sue.
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (Khk0s)

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If the NPV ever gets the electoral votes to become a supposed reality, the next presidential election is going to be a fucking mess as Republicans fight for the electoral college and Democrats fight for the popular vote.

The Republican will win, the NPV will take effect and make the Democrat the winner. SCOTUS will suddenly be at the center of choosing the president.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (LvTSG)

99 >>>Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.



Cool, so when's Whiteout Day?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (VWp7G)

100 So apparently there is another #blackout today. Has anyone noticed?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (BqIHC)
+++++++++++
What is #blackout? Some "black people stay home" thing? Or is it some green thing where you quit using electricity?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

101 At some point we went to the "magic dirt" theory of citizenship, believing that simply being brought here, or born here, would confer the qualities of an American citizen.

there's no such thing as magic dirt, and it's a bit of a strawman argument.

(Heck, I've known that since 1990, when I got robbed by a 6'3 blonde haired, blue-eyed Haitian... it's a long story.)

OtoH, I've seen enough lily-white "Black Lives Matters" demonstrations and Antifa brownshirts to be able to say that Nope, there is no such thing as Magic DNA either, and believing we could just magically get non-communists out of 12 years of communist indoctrination was kind of a mistake.

(So I agree with your common core idea. too bad we got the common core we got instead).


Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Getting His Scottish Up at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (8hMqg)

102 Look what happened in Massachusetts, which had a
series of US Senatorial vacancies. The Massachusetts legislature kept
changing the rules on who got to appoint the new US Senator, depending
on whether the governor was a Republican or not. You think they have
any sense of shame?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:21 AM (I2/tG)

This! And the 2000 Presidential Election in Florida, attempting to change the preset election rules to get their preferred outcome.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (q1Pj5)

103 O/T My governor had a press conference about reopening - I missed the beginning (walking the dog), but he droned on and on about EEE awareness and what the state was doing, and he had a poster board w/info about mosquitoes and OMG THEY ARE GOING TO TRY TO KEEP THE FEAR LEVELS AT "11" FOREVER aren't they?


Sorry to rant.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

104 93 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)
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Hahaha
This will be smothered in the news faster than that black guy in the white Jaguar.
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (kc5DY)

Not that this will happen, but if it did the Cartels are gonna be really pissed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

105 Nebraska and Maine allocate their electoral college votes differently from the winner-take-all model.

The two (Senatorial) electoral votes go to the winner of the overall state winner. Each of the (Congressional) electoral votes goes to the winner of the corresponding congressional district.

In theory this would tend to preserve some electoral say for rural districts, rather than having the big cities dominate. Gerrymandered congressional districts could potentially introduce other variables.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 07, 2020 11:25 AM (Fc5rx)

106 81
Kollidge kidz can't make correct change or even fix a flat tire. Proof,
as if we needed any more, that if you dumb down a populace, they can be
made to believe any stoopid thing they're told to believe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:20 AM (HaL55)

+++++++++++++++

Which is funny. When I was in high school, changing a tire was a
great way to show off to a damsel in distress. A couple buddies of mine
and I once did so with a clock running to see how quickly we could get
it done, showing off the entire time.



Are skills no longer attractive? You'd think people would be lining to show off that they can do shit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:22 AM (hYcqw)

I taught my daughter how to change a tire. Then we did one together when I had a flat on my truck. Years later in college, one of her friends had a flat and she was the only one who knew how to do it. She's also helped jump start people's cars.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 07, 2020 11:25 AM (N39Ws)

107
That's VETO Corleone...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 07, 2020 11:25 AM (s2VJv)

108 Had something similar happen in our basement a few years ago. Not sure if this is the best, but it worked. Duct tape plastic (huge garbage bag ideally) over the opening, then open the doors/remove the obstruction and try to get the critter trapped in it.
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (kc5DY)


Yeah, Eris suggested the bag-over-the-fireplace thing too. I'm debating between that and opening the backyard glass door and hoping it just tears ass towards Outside. It's directly across the room from the fireplace.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (t+qrx)

109 Over 100 willowed rant:

Covid Tracker

bing.com/covid/local/ unitedstates?form=COVD07


Close up the space between / and unitedstates.

Allows you to pick states and counties for stats.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (iUBwE)

110

The more I think about the 9-0 decision, the more suspicious I am. How will the left use this to screw us?

Posted by: StefanH at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (Bhlkl)

111 So apparently there is another #blackout today. Has anyone noticed?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (BqIHC)

Another one? When was the first?

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (X/Pw5)

112 108 Had something similar happen in our basement a few years ago. Not sure if this is the best, but it worked. Duct tape plastic (huge garbage bag ideally) over the opening, then open the doors/remove the obstruction and try to get the critter trapped in it.
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (kc5DY)

Yeah, Eris suggested the bag-over-the-fireplace thing too. I'm debating between that and opening the backyard glass door and hoping it just tears ass towards Outside. It's directly across the room from the fireplace.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (t+qrx)


You could just turn on the fireplace for a while.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (bCLt0)

113 Circa 2017....I am at a client site and a bunch of us went to lunch. In a few cars. Came out of the restaurant one of the cars had a flat. None of us could figure out how to work the Jack. Until finally someone googled it and found a video of that jack. And everyone was like oooooh you have to press the thingy down to make it work!!!!

This was a group of 20-40 somethings.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (BqIHC)

114 If you open the fireplace, the bird will fly around some but you should be able to catch it eventually. They don't fly well inside. It seems to freak them out that there are walls and ceilings. They eventually just give up, more or less. A handled net may make it faster.
And then you need to bird proof the chimney cap.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM (sjdRT)


I'm wracking my brain trying to think of a net or something besides a pillowcase.

OK. Gonna do this.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (t+qrx)

115 >>>So apparently there is another #blackout today. Has anyone noticed?


Like the one yesterday in NYC when one murdered another while he was holding his daughter's hand?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (VWp7G)

116 As b.s. as wanting to make D.C. a state.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (TZi47)

117 IF American Culture was truly American again, and IF schools taught American history, constitution, and civics properly, and IF parents taught children independence, civic virtues, and a delight in a specific cultural identity, then yes, people coming to the USA would be very likely to be transformed by not just the wealth and ease, but the culture around them.

Movies, TV computer games, books, magazines, etc all giving a positive, constructive viewpoint and encouragement rather than caustic, destructive, and anti-American.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (KZzsI)

118 I'm wracking my brain trying to think of a net or something besides a pillowcase.

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Tennis racquet. BOING!!!

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (kc5DY)

119 You could just turn on the fireplace for a while.
Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (bCLt0)


It's a woodburning fireplace, there's no turning it on. The birb is unlikely to wait patiently while I build a fire.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (t+qrx)

120 ...thinly-veiled anti-Americanism

Ha! A nearly-transparent diaphanous veil at best.

Posted by: mindful webworker
We're not quartering. We're fortifying!
at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (HqWIn)

121 >Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.



Good for them! Maybe they could stop contributing to the cynical big businesses such as Disney and Nike that pretend to be allies while milking their grievance for profit?

Hey, how about they apply this #Blackout to 2020 candidates as well? Use their power of the purse to nudge for legit change instead of continuing to be used and destroyed by Lefties.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (bDqIh)

122 111 a few weeks ago all college perfessers went on strike for a day to show solidarity or some shit.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (BqIHC)

123 Lighter fluid. Lots of lighter fluid.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (kc5DY)

124 "DICK. The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

Soros has a better idea ... BUY all the lawyers, and AGs, and DC.


"The law, turned upside down". ... made into a weapon against the people ... something like that, from The Law by Frederic Bastiat.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (Cus5s)

125 116 As b.s. as wanting to make D.C. a state.
Posted by: andycanuck at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (TZi47)

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Make DC a state. Split California into six. Split Illinois and New York into two each.

Move the actual capital to Kansas and each department to a different state.

Maybe I'll think about accepting it then.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (LvTSG)

126 The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, though, is a scheme under which states agree to instruct their electors to ignore what their own state's voters want and, instead, vote for the winner of the national popular vote. The compact goes into effect when it has been ratified by states whose combined electoral vote count is 270, i.e., enough to choose a president.

So far, some 15 states, with a total electoral vote of 196, have signed the confounded compact.



The Left never ever ever ever stops trying to undermine America and it's institutions.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (3SIUH)

127 Sumbitch stirring up trouble.

terry crews@terrycrews
#ALLBLACKLIVESMATTER

9 black CHILDREN killed by violence in Chicago since June 20, 2020

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He appeared on Don LeMon. Don cut off is his microphone. Not only is All Lives Matter racist, All Black Lives Matter is racist. #OnlyLivesThatMatterAreTheBlackLivesWeSayMatter.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (+y/Ru)

128
84 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)


They ought to have had that in mind about a month back or so, before they set out to loot, burn, and destroy so many such businesses.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (pNxlR)

129 119 You could just turn on the fireplace for a while.
Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:27 AM (bCLt0)

It's a woodburning fireplace, there's no turning it on. The birb is unlikely to wait patiently while I build a fire.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (t+qrx)

Could you let the cat handle it?

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (bCLt0)

130 She's also helped jump start people's cars.

I am actually surprised there aren't more dead zoomers and millennials out there from trying to jump start a car but then I realize two things.

1) Millennials don't even try, they just call AAA or someone who can do it for them
2) Zoomers tend not to be drivers at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (KZzsI)

131 #BLACKOUTDAY

You know what would be better than buying shoes?

Teaching your kids how to invest that $100.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (kc5DY)

132 101 At some point we went to the "magic dirt" theory of citizenship, believing that simply being brought here, or born here, would confer the qualities of an American citizen."

I used to argue this with people, not worth it anymore, too many words. But the clear wording of the 14th Amendment, as applied in Wong Kim Ark, 1898, is what did this. There was no national definition of citizenship before the 14th amendment; you were a citizen of the US only if you were a citizen of a State. (which is part of the reason that the Dred Scott decision held that runaway slaves were not US citizens, and thus had no rights under US law.)

The 14th amendment is the amendment that effectively re-wrote the entire Constitution and turned the nation into something it had never been before.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (Kpl3J)

133 99

Cool, so when's Whiteout Day?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:24 AM

Speaking of whiteouts, are they going to rename whiteouts now? You know, the actual whiteouts caused by snowstorms?

Not to mention blackouts (when the power goes out).

Can't allow snow and electricity (or lack thereof) to continue to be 'racist'.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (Do5/p)

134 They can make DC a state as long as NOVA goes with it.

Posted by: StefanH at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (Bhlkl)

135 126 The Left never ever ever ever stops trying to undermine America and it's institutions.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (3SIUH)

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You know what would be cool? If they discovered that they could get more power by being pro-American in message and policy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (LvTSG)

136 Teaching your kids how to invest that $100.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:29 AM (kc5DY)

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And its gone!

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (xfb67)

137 >>Yeah, Eris suggested the bag-over-the-fireplace thing too. I'm debating between that and opening the backyard glass door and hoping it just tears ass towards Outside. It's directly across the room from the fireplace.


Cover the unopened glass side or it will just fly into thta.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (/yZWq)

138 >>>Speaking of whiteouts, are they going to rename whiteouts now? You know, the actual whiteouts caused by snowstorms?



Twitter is banning that word now, because woke and stupid.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (VWp7G)

139 >>>Todd? ... No. Veto.
Posted by: Elaine Benes
______________

Vito? Won't people think he's a WOP if you name him that?

Posted by: Phoebe Buffay at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (k4dH2)

140 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)
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As a white person, should I *not* patronize black-owned businesses? What I don't know the color of the business owner? What about public companies (like Kroger or Wal-Mart), that surely have black shareholders?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (hYcqw)

141 HAHAHA

Holy crap, what's going to happen to the company that makes that white liquid to conceal mistakes on ink-written pages?

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (kc5DY)

142 We're in the middle of this rona shit and BLM riots and those asshats in Congress are trying to make DC a state?

Trump should say something about this.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (xfb67)

143 The rash of Federal felony arrests in downtown Portland over the weekend led to last night being the quietest night in downtown Portland in weeks.

However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor" (the bint who was run over and killed on the freeway in Seattle) tonight, so we'll see what happens.

The strategy of having the Portland police withdraw, and letting the Feds secure the blocks around the courthouse in downtown Portland proved to be wildly successful, so we'll see if they continue it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (I2/tG)

144 I'm here.
Lizzy, you're in Mass, right? What did the governor say today? As far a s I know there has only been 1, 1 case EEE confirmed. Is he going to close the gyms again?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (+mn3h)

145 Could a state require its electors to vote against the wishes of the state's own voters?



The Constitution requires a republican form of government from the states. Holding a plebiscite and them disregarding it doesn't seem to fit the bill.

Posted by: Grump928© at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (yQpMk)

146
Yeah, Eris suggested the bag-over-the-fireplace thing too. I'm debating between that and opening the backyard glass door and hoping it just tears ass towards Outside. It's directly across the room from the fireplace.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (t+qrx)

Use a blanket or bath towel to throw over it. Also, if it's loose in the room, it's going to shit all over the place.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (Wm5SB)

147
Are skills no longer attractive? You'd think people would be lining to show off that they can do shit.



Post-helicopter parents? Being raised so risk-averse and pampered leads to people who think the way to deal with a problem is to stand around while people fix it for you.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (oVJmc)

148 138 >>>Speaking of whiteouts, are they going to rename whiteouts now? You know, the actual whiteouts caused by snowstorms?



Twitter is banning that word now, because woke and stupid.
_______________

What about the typewriter corrector liquid called Wite-Out?

Is that raaaaaaacist now too?

Posted by: Phoebe Buffay at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (k4dH2)

149 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)

What about the businesses BLM burned down?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (lgiXo)

150 Get a coconut and a bit of vine. The bird will become so engrossed in figuring out how to carry it that you will have plenty of time to light a fire.

Posted by: Sir Bedevere at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (q1Pj5)

151 The younguns are being edumicated and trust the media. I was at Walgreens this morning (mask city) and a young gal, good enough looking and old enough was shopping the aisles masked. She left before I did, and she was getting in her car, spraying down her shoes with disinfectant. It must suck to lose your youth from fear.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (C1Lsn)

152 >>>What about the typewriter corrector liquid called Wite-Out?


It's correction fluid, racist! /s

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (VWp7G)

153
However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"

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They're the white women who ruined that black man's life, right?

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (kc5DY)

154 146
Yeah, Eris suggested the bag-over-the-fireplace thing too. I'm debating between that and opening the backyard glass door and hoping it just tears ass towards Outside. It's directly across the room from the fireplace.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (t+qrx)

Use a blanket or bath towel to throw over it. Also, if it's loose in the room, it's going to shit all over the place.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (Wm5SB)

That's bad, if it's a buzzard.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (bCLt0)

155 >>I am actually surprised there aren't more dead zoomers and millennials out there from trying to jump start a car but then I realize two things.


I have a friend who called a tow truck because his Motorcycle Battery died and he needed to get his bike 'fixed'.

I laughed at him so fucking hard. Might actualy shoot him a text and mock him some more.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (/yZWq)

156 131

$100? Try more like $300.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:33 AM (BqIHC)

157 Democracy is kind of silly at all levels, IMO. Trying to think of a social grouping where it is an actual asset. Any ideas, anyone??

Well, it totally doesn't work when you get a bunch of people in a car and then ask "where do y'all want to eat?"

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 07, 2020 11:33 AM (qc+VF)

158 You have to give it to the Marxists--they are relentless.

You stop Communists the same way you stop any zombie attack, stack their bodies high enough that they can't climb over them.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 11:33 AM (YHjfS)

159 If it's a brownout, can I shop at a 7-11??

Posted by: andycanuck at July 07, 2020 11:33 AM (TZi47)

160 Just offer to hand off DC to VA/MD and ask where to move the capital, since it can't stay as part of any state.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (oVJmc)

161 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.

Pretty soon they will make that a requirement for all Americans.

Don't think so?


#wearthemask

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (3SIUH)

162 157 Democracy is kind of silly at all levels, IMO. Trying to think of a social grouping where it is an actual asset. Any ideas, anyone??

Well, it totally doesn't work when you get a bunch of people in a car and then ask "where do y'all want to eat?"
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 07, 2020 11:33 AM (qc+VF)

Ahahahahah! Or ordering pizza!!!

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (bCLt0)

163 Mob rule, what could go wrong?

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (iWCRg)

164
However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"
(the bint who was run over and killed on the freeway in Seattle)
tonight, so we'll see what happens.

===============
How about a Night Of Rage at her parents, who obviously failed her. Or a Night Of Rage at Antifa, who set her up to die so ignominiously. It's the great new dance sensation: Let's all do the Night Of Rage!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (NVYyb)

165 Ah.
*puts AR on safe*
*keeps handy just in case*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM


Beat me to it. Almost word for word.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (ejd/p)

166 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)
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That will probably be as successful as Day Without Illegal Aliens was. They boycotted work to show how much they were needed, and all they did was make people realize how much nicer it was when the illegals were not around.

Posted by: Phoebe Buffay at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (k4dH2)

167 164 How about a Night Of Rage at her parents, who obviously failed her. Or a Night Of Rage at Antifa, who set her up to die so ignominiously. It's the great new dance sensation: Let's all do the Night Of Rage!
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 11:34 AM (NVYyb)

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Seems to me that it's a racist thing, having a night of rage against Ethiopian immigrants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

168 However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"


Against who, exactly? Stupid people who stand on dark highways, or minority drivers?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (oVJmc)

169 13 3 Shakespeare was right? Kill all the lawyers? Kill 'em tonight?
Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:02 AM (X/Pw5)

You can try, but I'm not going to make it easy for you.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

Weren't lawyers basically public prosecutors who wielded their power at their own whims back in Shakespeare's time?

Looking at many Dem prosecutors today, it seems nothing has changed.

Posted by: Bete at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (Ojki1)

170 I really don't know why anyone lives East of the Miissippi

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (/DRav)

171 >>Lizzy, you're in Mass, right? What did the governor say today? As far a s I know there has only been 1, 1 case EEE confirmed. Is he going to close the gyms again?


Sharon, I have no idea - the guy just rambles on endlessly, so between that and my current state of mind (in a funk) I gave up (after swearing at him profusely). He was tediously listing all the ways the state has attempted to keep the mosquito population under control. As if we GAF w/the continued soft shutdown* of state parks and beaches.


*They've closed the parking lots while claiming they're "open." It's not open if you can'tget to it.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (bDqIh)

172 So today it is safe to be a Macys employee?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (BqIHC)

173 You know what would be cool? If they discovered that they could get more power by being pro-American in message and policy.

I think that is why Tucker brought Tulsi G on the show so often.
The search for an actual "principled opposition" continues.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (3SIUH)

174 Lawyers>Barber Surgeons.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:36 AM (bCLt0)

175 A night of rage for the electric slide.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:36 AM (kc5DY)

176 170 I really don't know why anyone lives East of the Miissippi
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (/DRav)

Bad luck, sometimes.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:36 AM (bCLt0)

177 NPV legislation was passed by Colorado's Dem controlled legislature and signed into law by Gov. Polis in early2019. A citizen-driven ballot initiative petition drive was launched soon after and the issue is now on the November 2020 ballot for possible repeal. Given trends in Colorado in recent years I am not holding my breath, but I remain hopeful.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 07, 2020 11:36 AM (Fc5rx)

178 118 I'm wracking my brain trying to think of a net or something besides a pillowcase.

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Tennis racquet. BOING!!!
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:28 AM (kc5DY)

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I actually used a tennis racquet to shoo a bat that had got into our bedroom out an open window.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 07, 2020 11:36 AM (dfRN6)

179 Which is funny. When I was in high school, changing a tire was a great way to show off to a damsel in distress. A couple buddies of mine and I once did so with a clock running to see how quickly we could get it done, showing off the entire time.

Are skills no longer attractive? You'd think people would be lining to show off that they can do shit.


What passes for skills today is some gamer shooting pixels for 12 hours straight. Real-life skills are diminishing rapidly from what I've seen.

Side note: B'Gal's oldest son was helping me fix the drum bearing in the dryer a couple of weeks ago. I was taking everything apart and he was just basically helping to hold things. We got about halfway into it when he axed me, "How do you know how to do all this stuff?"

I said, "It's easy once you know how. You see I'm not doing anything that's really complicated, don't you?"

He's 50 years old.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:37 AM (HaL55)

180 I'm debating between that and opening the backyard glass door
and hoping it just tears ass towards Outside. It's directly across the
room from the fireplace.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:26 AM (t+qrx)


Thats most likely what would happen. If not, you got a new pet. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 11:37 AM (9Om/r)

181 Eat at Taco Bell and you'll have a Night of Pain.

Posted by: Sir Bedevere at July 07, 2020 11:38 AM (q1Pj5)

182 I have roadside assistance from my insurance company. Dead battery, flat tire...that shit is outsourced to them. Millennials and Zoomers are fucked up in many ways. Not wanting to change tires isnt one of them.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:38 AM (BqIHC)

183 "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"
BTW, dead "non-binary" Darwin Award Winner was named SUMMER; and the
other currently non-dead "non-binary" Darwin Award Winner is named LOVE;
so it was Seattle's Summer of Love after all!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (TZi47)

184 181 Eat at Taco Bell and you'll have a Night of Pain.
Posted by: Sir Bedevere at July 07, 2020 11:38 AM (q1Pj5)

Mmmm, a six pack of bean burritos. With hot sauce.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (bCLt0)

185 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.


Sounds like the day for a Walmart run.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (oVJmc)

186 >>I have roadside assistance from my insurance company. Dead battery, flat tire...that shit is outsourced to them. Millennials and Zoomers are fucked up in many ways. Not wanting to change tires isnt one of them.


Not Wanting to and Not Able to are vastly different things.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (/yZWq)

187 The most concise argument against the majority rules pinheads is, "why do you hate minorities, you racist bigot?"

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (Wm5SB)

188
Democracy is kind of silly at all levels, IMO. Trying to think of a
social grouping where it is an actual asset. Any ideas, anyone??


People are attracted to dictatorship because that is the proper way to run any organization that can't destroy people's lives. Once you cross that "destroy lives" threshold a Democratic Republic is the correct way to do things. The inherent inefficiency of that structure becomes not a fault, but its saving grace.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (YHjfS)

189 They're the white women who ruined that black man's life, right?

It's amazing how few news outlets mentioned that the guy who hit the women was a black East African immigrant. They even avoided giving the guy's name, since it was obviously an African name.

NPR failed to give the guy's name or race, but did mention that he was driving a white Jaguar (trying to give the impression that a rich white person had done this).

The NPR report then had this outrageous paragraph:

Since nationwide protests erupted in late May, there have been reports of at least 50 vehicle-ramming incidents - many of which were suspected attacks by right-wing extremists targeting Black Lives Matter protesters.

Frankly, the (North) Korean Central News Agency provides more accurate reporting than our "mainstream" media does.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (I2/tG)

190 Lizzy, I am with you. This has just ruined my summer. They opened the Y where I used to swim a nd workout, but you have to make a reservation to use the pool and you only have a 45 minute window. When I tried to make a reservtion, they told me no lap swimming in the outdoor pool. In order to seim in the indoor pool, you have to make a reservation 48 hoursin advance. Only one locker room open and only for showeer before you go in the pool. This means you have to drive home in a wet bathing suit, I guess.It is all so ridiculous.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 11:40 AM (+mn3h)

191 I have roadside assistance from my insurance company. Dead battery, flat tire...that shit is outsourced to them. Millennials and Zoomers are fucked up in many ways. Not wanting to change tires isnt one of them.


Not Wanting to and Not Able to are vastly different things.
Posted by: garrett


Exactly. Wife doesn't want to.
Doesn't mean she doesn't know how and can't.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:40 AM (iUBwE)

192 Tennis racquet. BOING!!!

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Mrs. Wrecks hates bugs. She bought an electric tennis racquet thing that zaps bugs as you swing it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 07, 2020 11:40 AM (+y/Ru)

193 Of course, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is another way to rig elections against Republicans. California & NY will never cast their electoral votes for an R if the R wins the popular vote but would otherwise lose the electoral vote. Th media would suddenly declare a constitutional crisis and all well-trained GOP squishes would agree that the NPVIC cannot be enforced if it hurts Dems. Therefor, with the NPVIC there are four outcomes to elections, three of which work against Repubs:
1) Republican wins popular vote & electoral college: GOP President
2) Dem wins popular vote & electoral college: Dem President.
3) Dem wins popular vote but would lose electoral college: Dem President because of NPVIC
4) Republican wins popular vote but would lose electoral college: Dem President because the NPVIC is suddenly problematic and unconstitutional.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (d9Cw3)

194 However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"

Who? Is she some new tranny pop star?

You need a program to keep up with all this stuff nowadays.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (HaL55)

195 There are 50 popular votes for President.

Posted by: jsg at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (Dmoy9)

196 Not Wanting to and Not Able to are vastly different things.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:39 AM (/yZWq)

Bingo.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (dLLD6)

197 Heck, set up a video camera and record the cat and bird interacting. You could get something unique and make money on the YouTubes.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (kc5DY)

198 Thinking back, I'm not sure I understood the electoral college all that much in highschool. Social Studies probably covered it, but probably didn't listen or care at that time. In college, we had a professor who liked to give the class his two cents on all things political, that's why I registered Democratic and gave the party money out of what little I had. I was very naive at that point in my life.

Posted by: Colin at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (txi5T)

199 Millennials and Zoomers are fucked up in many ways. Not wanting to change tires isnt one of them.

Not wanting to and not being able to are different things.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (qc+VF)

200 Here is one of a great many excellent articles on how unconstitutional the "NPVIC" is:

https://tinyurl.com/NPVIC-Yeah-No

The 14th Amendment makes an appearance. This is the first time I have seen anyone mention Section 2 of that Amendment, which says to the extent that a state voids its own citizens' votes through shenanigans (paraphrasing), that state loses the same percentage of its proportional representation in the House as the percentage of voters disenfranchised. That's a hammer.

Tara Ross is an expert on the subject of the EC, and she's a great Twitter/Parler follow:

@Tara Ross

Good morning, All.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (fUucE)

201 186
>>I have roadside assistance from my insurance company. Dead
battery, flat tire...that shit is outsourced to them. Millennials and
Zoomers are fucked up in many ways. Not wanting to change tires isnt one
of them.





Not Wanting to and Not Able to are vastly different things.


last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (sGtp+)

202 I own an 04 Camry. I may always own it. It seems immortal. A nice feature is the Full Size spare tire. And a Huge trunk.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (bCLt0)

203 Wife doesn't want to.

Doesn't mean she doesn't know how and can't.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:40 AM (iUBwE)

Uh...what are we talking about again?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (dLLD6)

204
However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"


All y'all gonna stand on Interstate Highways for another round of Pedestrian Bowling?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (pNxlR)

205 I used to keep a pretty decent hydraulic jack in my trunk to change either my tire or anyone else's, because the factory jacks in cars are always hidden in weird places and don't work well. A decent hydraulic jack can have anything off the ground in about 30 seconds.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (Kpl3J)

206 182 Type 1 VWs had a little blurb in the owners manual on how to adjust the valves. If you had a feeler gauge in the factory tool kit, you could pretty much take the car apart and get it running. See millenials today.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (C1Lsn)

207 >>>Democracy is kind of silly at all levels, IMO. Trying to think of a
social grouping where it is an actual asset. Any ideas, anyone?<<<

Wet tee shirt contests? Those titties need TLC.

Posted by: Fritz at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (95j/9)

208 "preferring to teach multicultural blather and thinly-veiled anti-Americanism"
Not so thinly-veiled, seems to me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess Hydroxy Chloro Queen at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (rCwaK)

209 >>> 66 Democracy is kind of silly at all levels, IMO. Trying to think of a social grouping where it is an actual asset. Any ideas, anyone?? Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM


Democracy works great in systems control. You get an odd number of input plants providing data to a system that it would use to control something. Some of the inputs might be whack so they vote and the winning consensus is what is provided to the controller. Lots of aircraft systems work this way. Multiple redundant systems voting on what to do. So I think it would work really well if all you had was wittless thralls.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (WTg1U)

210 I own an 04 Camry. I may always own it. It seems immortal. A nice feature is the Full Size spare tire. And a Huge trunk.
Posted by: tubal


2007 Ranger. Same way.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (iUBwE)

211
What about the typewriter corrector liquid called Wite-Out?

Is that raaaaaaacist now too?
Posted by: Phoebe Buffay at July 07, 2020 11:32 AM (k4dH2)
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Mike Nesmith hardest hit.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (4zyav)

212 Tire lug nuts should be hand torqued to the proper spec. Tire shops use impact wrenches and often put them on too tight.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (xfb67)

213 Don the Pleb compares progressivism to Maoism --- live right now

https://youtu.be/LE2DNjhuge8

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (LxTcq)

214 201

last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.
Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (sGtp+)

What? You don't carry a pneumatic wrench in you trunk??? Sheesh!

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (bCLt0)

215 175 A night of rage for the electric slide.
Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:36 AM (kc5DY)

Are you mocking the traditional dances of my people?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (Wm5SB)

216 So I think it would work really well if all you had was wittless thralls.
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Tanned, rested and ready!

Posted by: Democrat Party Rank-and-File at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (vg8iE)

217 Dead battery

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We've discussed it here before, but those $50 jump boxes are worth their weight in gold. No messing with jumper cables, no waiting on roadside assistance, and small enough to fit in a glove compartment if that's where you wanted to keep it.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (kc5DY)

218 Not wanting to and not being able to are different things.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 07, 2020 11:41 AM (qc+VF)
+++++++++++++
All the difference in the world. For example: things I know how to do:
- Change the oil
- Replace the brakes
- Change tires

Things I wildly prefer to pay other people to do:
- Change the oil
- Replace the brakes
- Change tires

I hate all of it...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (hYcqw)

219 We who live in states were told to rent a U-haul by the likes of Kevin Williamson to solve our problems. DC is ~70 square miles. These people in DC that really care about having senators/a real representative can't move a few miles?

Posted by: ptschett at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (zB+vL)

220 What passes for skills today is some gamer shooting pixels for 12 hours straight. Real-life skills are diminishing rapidly from what I've seen.

They don't get taught or passed on. My grandfather knew how to do all kinds of shit, and taught a great deal of to my father, but he never taught it to me. So if I get the urge to work on something I have to read a book or watch a YouTube video about it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

221 >>last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.


Last time I heard this, I hopped in the truck and drove 40 minutes to help a buddy out.

Got there and the Hub Caps were still on the truck.

"Weird," I thought. "Why put the caps BACK on the wheels after you failed to get them off?"

Little did I know how stupid my friend was...

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (Z/gN4)

222 I, er, keep a DeWalt impact wrench in the car.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at July 07, 2020 11:45 AM (Ve//x)

223 Not so thinly-veiled, seems to me.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess Hydroxy Chloro Queen at July 07, 2020 11:43 AM (rCwaK)

Hidden enough that they have a sort of plausible deniability. And besides, they are teaching it to children...

But I agree, for thinking people it is not hidden.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 07, 2020 11:45 AM (dLLD6)

224
The NPR report then had this outrageous paragraph:

Since nationwide protests erupted in late May, there have been reports of at least 50 vehicle-ramming incidents - many of which were suspected attacks by right-wing extremists targeting Black Lives Matter protesters.



How do those rascally racis's know where they will be marching onto highways and shutting down traffic?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:45 AM (oVJmc)

225 I have roadside assistance from my insurance company. Dead battery, flat tire...that shit is outsourced to them. Millennials and Zoomers are fucked up in many ways. Not wanting to change tires isnt one of them.

So do I. However, I can change a flat and be on my way back to stately Casa Backwardio and a cold drink well before any roadside assistance shows up. And if I had the money, I could find a way to carry a device to solve the dead battery problem, too.

I've always tried to be as self-sufficient as possible.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:45 AM (HaL55)

226 152
>>>What about the typewriter corrector liquid called Wite-Out?





It's correction fluid, racist!


nonsense. everyone knows its primary function is as a barrier when you're making a canister damascus.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:45 AM (sGtp+)

227 Always carry a spare alternator, and timing belt in your car. You just Never Know.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:45 AM (bCLt0)

228 I own an 04 Camry. I may always own it. It seems immortal. A nice feature is the Full Size spare tire.

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But if we put fix-a-flat in everyone's car instead of a spare tire we can save 1.2 gallons of gas over the life of the car!

(don't think too long about the fuel the tow trucks consume)

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (kc5DY)

229 >>Tire lug nuts should be hand torqued to the proper spec. Tire shops use impact wrenches and often put them on too tight


You can get Torque Sets for Impact Wrenches. The real good ones ain't cheap though.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (7d4T1)

230 last time i needed to change a tire, ... had to give up and call the tire shop.

Fair enough. How about "not wanting to and not knowing how to are different things" then.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (qc+VF)

231 What passes for skills today is some gamer shooting pixels for 12 hours straight. Real-life skills are diminishing rapidly from what I've seen.

They don't get taught or passed on. My grandfather knew how to do all kinds of shit, and taught a great deal of to my father, but he never taught it to me. So if I get the urge to work on something I have to read a book or watch a YouTube video about it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (NWiLs)
+++++++
But the books and YouTube videos are there for the plucking. But you still have to want to.

When I was growing up, I picked up a lot of skills because my folks basically renovated their house room by room over the course of a decade. My brothers and I got caught up in the press gang. Learned a lot. Dislike most of it, but know how.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (hYcqw)

232 I said, "It's easy once you know how. You see I'm not doing anything that's really complicated, don't you?"



He's 50 years old.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:37 AM (HaL55)

I'm thinking thats a little rare for a 50 year old not to know wtf is going on. I have one friend who can't close a fucking umbrella, but he is the only one. The younger generation? Sandbags, the vast majority don't know shit. I got dudes with harleys that don't even know there is a frigging shutoff for the gas. We learned that shit as kids. I can't tell you how many tried to change their own spark plugs and fucked that up. There are 2, and they are right out in the open, and yet if I pull them out they are gapped wrong, or different from each other. I pulled a set last week, not only were they a chevy plug which isn't even the same style, but one was gapped at 32, the other at 26, and they were supposed to be 40. That generation is screwed.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (9Om/r)

233 last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.
Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (sGtp+)
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That was an experience I do not wish to be reminded of.

Posted by: Dr. Sheldon Cooper at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (4zyav)

234 I used to keep a pretty decent hydraulic jack in my
trunk to change either my tire or anyone else's, because the factory
jacks in cars are always hidden in weird places and don't work well. A
decent hydraulic jack can have anything off the ground in about 30
seconds.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (Kpl3J)

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and a piece of plywood big enough to support the jack, in case you're on a soft surface.

that way the jack won't sink in, instead of lifting the vehicle...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (d/JTO)

235 Side note: B'Gal's oldest son was helping me fix the drum bearing in the dryer a couple of weeks ago. I was taking everything apart and he was just basically helping to hold things. We got about halfway into it when he axed me, "How do you know how to do all this stuff?"

I said, "It's easy once you know how. You see I'm not doing anything that's really complicated, don't you?"

He's 50 years old.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:37 AM (HaL55)

We're the Last Centurions - the last generation of men and women who actually understands how things work, and why.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (Kpl3J)

236 Sharon, I have no idea - the guy just rambles on endlessly, so between that and my current state of mind (in a funk) I gave up (after swearing at him profusely). He was tediously listing all the ways the state has attempted to keep the mosquito population under control. As if we GAF w/the continued soft shutdown* of state parks and beaches.


*They've closed the parking lots while claiming they're "open." It's not open if you can'tget to it.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM


Forget it, Lizzy. It's Tall Deval. For now. With our luck it will be Maura Healey next.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (ejd/p)

237 222 I, er, keep a DeWalt impact wrench in the car.


Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at July 07, 2020 11:45 AM (Ve//x)


Hmmm. One of " those". Probably deplorable, too.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (bCLt0)

238 Gawd. In 42 minutes this morning has gone from a quiet coffee and Ace to a stinking bag'o crap.
Sigh.

I'll be back later.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (axyOa)

239 ... The real good ones ain't cheap though.
Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (7d4T1)
+++++++++++++++++
This is almost universally true

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (hYcqw)

240 74 I know I shouldn't be, but still amazed that people who surely know better will openly say "It's not fair that small states can have the same power as big states!" We see this with the same people decrying how much small/less populous states have equal power to big states in the Senate.

That is a FEATURE, not a bug.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

Same people demanding DC be made a State.

One has to wonder how much space people have in their head to hold such large and diametrically opposing views.

Oh, right, they don't put any thought into it, thus their thoughts have no substance and can co-exist in the same space.

Posted by: Bete at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (Ojki1)

241 I'm really really good at tearing shit up, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

242 This is also why you want a standard transmission in your vehicle...

Battery is dead? No problem. Park facing downhill.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (7d4T1)

243 I really don't know why anyone lives East of the Miissippi


Yeah, it's a mystery.

Posted by: Seattle, LA, Portland, St Louis, Denver, San Francisco, SLC, MSP, the former CHOP/CHAZ at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (3SIUH)

244 235 Side note: B'Gal's oldest son was helping me fix the drum bearing in the dryer a couple of weeks ago. I was taking everything apart and he was just basically helping to hold things. We got about halfway into it when he axed me, "How do you know how to do all this stuff?"

I said, "It's easy once you know how. You see I'm not doing anything that's really complicated, don't you?"

He's 50 years old.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4 at July 07, 2020 11:37 AM (HaL55)

==========

I had no idea how to fix the sound coming from our dryer. I tried to look up videos on what to do, but nothing was helpful, so I just got down there and took it apart, found the problem, and put it back together again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (LvTSG)

245 Welp, this is just great.

Savannah tourism board announced hotel stays were down 80% over the Fourth.

Biggest reason given is Mayor TV FaceTime's mask mandate with $500 fines for refusal to wear them.

To hell with the local economy, Mayor Lardass.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (ptqGC)

246 However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"



All y'all gonna stand on Interstate Highways for another round of Pedestrian Bowling?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (pNxlR)

Picking up the 7 - 10 split takes skills.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (q1Pj5)

247 nonsense. everyone knows its primary function is as a barrier when you're making a canister damascus.
Takes too long! Just grind the can off once you've fullered your billet!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (TZi47)

248 226 152 Mike Nesmith, of the Monkees', mother invented white out aka idiot ink.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (C1Lsn)

249
"Teaching your kids how to invest that $100."



Hell yeah, that's a good-sized rock!

Posted by: Tawana Brawley at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (iM0Se)

250 You can get Torque Sets for Impact Wrenches. The real good ones ain't cheap though.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (7d4T1)

Are you talking about those color coded bars? I've been tempted, but I've never seen anyone use them. I got a good torque wrench already, so I don't really need them, but I do like gadgets.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (xfb67)

251 231 What passes for skills today is some gamer shooting pixels for 12 hours straight. Real-life skills are diminishing rapidly from what I've seen.

They don't get taught or passed on. My grandfather knew how to do all kinds of shit, and taught a great deal of to my father, but he never taught it to me. So if I get the urge to work on something I have to read a book or watch a YouTube video about it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (NWiLs)
+++++++
But the books and YouTube videos are there for the plucking. But you still have to want to.

When I was growing up, I picked up a lot of skills because my folks basically renovated their house room by room over the course of a decade. My brothers and I got caught up in the press gang. Learned a lot. Dislike most of it, but know how.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (hYcqw)

I like the sense of accomplishment but I'm also usually worried I'm going to fuck it up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (NWiLs)

252 Anyone have any information on whether to hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine plus azithromycin or (something) in case whether exposure might happen and livelihood would be temporarily destroyed per government edict in event of allergy-like symptoms in the sequel?

Posted by: Daybreak at July 07, 2020 11:49 AM (BRkq2)

253 243 I really don't know why anyone lives East of the Miissippi


Yeah, it's a mystery.
Posted by: Seattle, LA, Portland, St Louis, Denver, San Francisco, SLC, MSP, the former CHOP/CHAZ at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (3SIUH)

Lol.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:49 AM (bCLt0)

254
I had no idea how to fix the sound coming from our dryer."

Take the cat out.

Posted by: The Dog at July 07, 2020 11:49 AM (Kpl3J)

255 that way the jack won't sink in, instead of lifting the vehicle...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 07, 2020 11:46 AM (d/JTO)

Last time I had a flat I pulled off the highway and was going to change it until I saw the shoulder...mostly mud and crap. Thank God for cell phones and roadside assistance!

But modern tires are so much better than they were just a generation ago...I'll bet we don't get nearly as many flats.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 07, 2020 11:49 AM (dLLD6)

256 This is also why you want a standard transmission in your vehicle...

Battery is dead? No problem. Park facing downhill.
Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (7d4T1)
++++++++++++
Back when I was broke, my starter failed. I got *very* good at roll-starting that car, and learned to judge inclines *just* right when parking to make sure I had an unobstructed path to roll it enough to get the car started. I did this for about 9 months before winter came and it would be increasingly dangerous to do that. Then I learned how to replace a starter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (hYcqw)

257 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

My dad is a good man but even he admitted "God, I should have had you with me when I was fixing shit."

So I'm in the same boat.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (8PH87)

258 last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even
jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a
rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.


I spent hours trying to change a tire on a Duece and a Half in the Army - same problem - until I looked carefully, and realized they were a reversed thread. Chances are that was your problem too, some makes of cars have reversed threads on one side of the vehicle.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (YHjfS)

259 when

Posted by: Daybreak at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (BRkq2)

260 "Teaching your kids how to invest that $100

Aaaaaand it's gone. Poof!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (NWiLs)

261 The greatest use for Wite-Out these days, if you're a Forged in Fire fan, is to coat cannisters when making cannister Damascus steel to keep the cannister from welding to the steel.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (gd9RK)

262 When I was a kid, when the folks threw out something that was busted, I dug it out and took it apart. Toasters, vacuums, whatever. Had to know how things work.


Now I can pick up something I've never seen before and more times than not, fix it. Because I wanted to learn how it all worked.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (oVJmc)

263 >>Are you talking about those color coded bars?


Yeah. The ones manufactured in Germany are dope. Try all you want, you won't get them to over-torque anything.

I trested a set for hours and hours. Never once did they get over spec.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (7d4T1)

264 Also, for anyone who needs this sort of thing, the knock-off Snap On* floor jack that Harbor Freight sells is fantastic.




* Apparently there was a lawsuit over it because Harbor Freight's was nearly identical to the Snap On one that seems to just be a made-in-china jack, probably from the same factory, with their "assembled in America" stickers on it.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:51 AM (kc5DY)

265 The strategy of having the Portland police withdraw, and letting the Feds secure the blocks around the courthouse in downtown Portland proved to be wildly successful, so we'll see if they continue it.

Prediction - although the "Night of Rage" will start near the courthouse, they will quickly march away from the courthouse and start trashing things elsewhere, since the authority of the Federal cops is limited to the area near Federal buildings.

There are a few other Federal buildings in downtown Portland other than the courthouse, and there is leased Federal office space (for example, the headquarters of the Portland District of the US Army Corps of Engineers is downtown in leased space), so it would be hilarious if the Federal cops assumed jurisdiction over all of downtown Portland.

Given how much graffiti there is downtown saying that the mayor should be killed, Portland city government is likely to acquience.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:51 AM (I2/tG)

266 258 last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even
jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a
rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.

I spent hours trying to change a tire on a Duece and a Half in the Army - same problem - until I looked carefully, and realized they were a reversed thread. Chances are that was your problem too, some makes of cars have reversed threads on one side of the vehicle.
Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (YHjfS)

I blame the Chinese. Or the Italians. Theyinvented the damnable Fiat.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:51 AM (bCLt0)

267 I retired on 3/13. Did not factor in the whole world immediately going nuts but here we are

Posted by: zeera My tomatoes are doing GREAT at July 07, 2020 11:51 AM (zUdXR)

268 >>This has just ruined my summer. They opened the Y where I used to swim a nd workout, but you have to make a reservation to use the pool and you only have a 45 minute window. When I tried to make a reservtion, they told me no lap swimming in the outdoor pool. In order to seim in the indoor pool, you have to make a reservation 48 hoursin advance. Only one locker room open and only for showeer before you go in the pool. This means you have to drive home in a wet bathing suit, I guess.It is all so ridiculous.


OMG, that is insane!

And I will resist a rant about the Y because it is *only open to people who are 18+* which means my kid, who has been dying to get back to the Y is excluded!!! They are punishing kids the most, they are damaging a generation.

At least those of us who kept jobs can work - kids have had everything taken away from them and even now they may not get back to "normal" in September. I am livid.

Oh rats, I ranted. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 11:51 AM (bDqIh)

269 But if we put fix-a-flat in everyone's car instead of a spare tire we can save 1.2 gallons of gas over the life of the car!

(don't think too long about the fuel the tow trucks consume)
Posted by: Charles Darwin


Take a tire with Fix-A-Flat in it to a tire shop.
Don't be surprised when the LOL and tell you to GF.

You will be buying a tire and/or rim and tire.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:51 AM (iUBwE)

270 The rash of Federal felony arrests in downtown
Portland over the weekend led to last night being the quietest night in
downtown Portland in weeks.



However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor"
(the bint who was run over and killed on the freeway in Seattle)
tonight, so we'll see what happens.



The strategy of having the Portland police withdraw, and letting the
Feds secure the blocks around the courthouse in downtown Portland
proved to be wildly successful, so we'll see if they continue it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:31 AM (I2/tG)


They are well overdue for a serious ass kicking then a long jail term

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (mCF+H)

271 262 When I was a kid, when the folks threw out something that was busted, I dug it out and took it apart. Toasters, vacuums, whatever. Had to know how things work.

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Pretty much how I did.

Sure as shit didn't learn from my folks.

They were about as handy as a double amputee.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (RU4sa)

272 last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even
jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a
rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (sGtp+)
---
so carry a length of cheater pipe with the tire iron, for the extra leverage.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (d/JTO)

273 Thanks for the help, guys. I sequestered the cats (which I can tell they just loved), then opened the back door and the fireplace door. Birb wasn't leaving, so I picked it up and took it outside. Misted it down with the hose a bit, it was coated with soot and its eyes weren't open while it was in the fireplace. After it was suitably watered, I put it over in a shady corner of the garden. It was definitely favoring a wing and a leg, so it might've been injured, but I'm not a birdologist or a birdonomer, so it's kind of on its own at this point.

https://stoatnet.org/birbfree.jpeg

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (t+qrx)

274 261 The greatest use for Wite-Out these days, if you're a Forged in Fire fan, is to coat cannisters when making cannister Damascus steel to keep the cannister from welding to the steel.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (gd9RK)

I will remember that. For some reason.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (bCLt0)

275
If the Left pushes it, it will lead to a bloody mess of a war.

Posted by: Sapwolf at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (nuv3n)

276 My generation, Gen X is the first generation to decide that all this stuff older generations did as a matter of course, and even liked to, we didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we just toss it and get another. We tend not to repair anything that cannot be tossed, we outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation; almost nothing of value has come from my people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (KZzsI)

277 >>>so carry a length of cheater pipe with the tire iron, for the extra leverage.



Or hand grenades. Duh.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (VWp7G)

278 Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:51 AM (iUBwE)

Can confirm. But its it's handy in a pinch and can last.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (8PH87)

279 182 Type 1 VWs had a little blurb in the owners
manual on how to adjust the valves. If you had a feeler gauge in the
factory tool kit, you could pretty much take the car apart and get it
running. See millenials today.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM (C1Lsn)

===
I have a 59 Chevy Apache. The owners manual I bought off of ebay 15 years ago puts Haynes/Chiltons to shame and it is like 5x7 but over 150 pages long. You were supposed to know these things to get yourself out of trouble. Now, not so much.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (pw+jk)

280 This is also why you want a standard transmission in your vehicle...

Battery is dead? No problem. Park facing downhill.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM (7d4T1)

-

At the risk of doxxing myself, I had a good friend in college who had an old manual transmission VW with no reverse. It was so much fun to go places because you had to use strategy for making sure you wouldn't get blocked in or have any need to back up, and often finding hills to park on in case the car wouldn't start.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (kc5DY)

281 186 >>I have roadside assistance from my insurance company. Dead battery, flat tire...that shit is outsourced to them. Millennials and Zoomers are fucked up in many ways. Not wanting to change tires isnt one of them.


Not Wanting to and Not Able to are vastly different things.
Posted by: garrett

hence their use of beards as a "beard"

Posted by: D Holliday at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (nFwvY)

282 The greatest use for Wite-Out these days, if you're a Forged in Fire fan, is to coat cannisters when making cannister Damascus steel to keep the cannister from welding to the steel.

After watching 7 seasons I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't work well enough to bother.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (KZzsI)

283
All y'all gonna stand on Interstate Highways for another round of Pedestrian Bowling?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


Pick up the spare!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (aKsyK)

284 So if I get the urge to work on something I have to read a book or watch a YouTube video about it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM


Exactly. What the RMBS Dad didn't pass on, I can pick up on YouTube. Saved a whole lotta money that way on my cars alone. Now grown "men" proudly state that they don't know how to change a tire or jump a dead battery. Smh...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (ejd/p)

285 267 I retired on 3/13. Did not factor in the whole world immediately going nuts but here we are


omg Zeera! WHAT WAS YOUR JOB?!?!

did it involve holding a door closed?

carrying a large boulder?!?!

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (j9HX3)

286 re: flat tires

One issue is when you try to change the first one, you discover that the manufacturer-supplied tire wrench will not supply enough torque. You then call AAA and wait two hours. Then you either 1) buy a cross-bar tire wrench; or 2) say to yourself that two wasted hours isn't that bad.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (d/5jB)

287 276 My generation, Gen X is the first generation to decide that all this stuff older generations did as a matter of course, and even liked to, we didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we just toss it and get another. We tend not to repair anything that cannot be tossed, we outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation; almost nothing of value has come from my people.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (KZzsI)

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Speak for yourself, dude.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (RU4sa)

288 I spent hours trying to change a tire on a Duece and a Half in the Army - same problem - until I looked carefully, and realized they were a reversed thread. Chances are that was your problem too, some makes of cars have reversed threads on one side of the vehicle.
Posted by: An Observation


Father-in-law has an old home built farm trailer that has reverse threads. Used to be a thing in the 40's and 50's I guess, before everything standardized.

He couldn't get the lug nuts off until I tried them the other way.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (iUBwE)

289 >>so carry a length of cheater pipe with the tire iron, for the extra leverage.


Also, a hammer. Hit the end of the lug nuts with one good, square blow and it will usually break the corrosion and allow you to remove the lug.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (7d4T1)

290 >>>We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation; almost nothing of value has come from my people.


I'd argue we're better than the Boomers, but our grandparents wiped the floor with us.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (VWp7G)

291 276 My generation, Gen X is the first generation to decide that all this stuff older generations did as a matter of course, and even liked to, we didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we just toss it and get another. We tend not to repair anything that cannot be tossed, we outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation; almost nothing of value has come from my people.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (KZzsI)

Speak for yourself.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (NWiLs)

292 My generation, Gen X is the first generation to decide that all this stuff older generations did as a matter of course, and even liked to, we didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we just toss it and get another. We tend not to repair anything that cannot be tossed, we outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation; almost nothing of value has come from my people.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (KZzsI)
+++++++++++
In fairness, that is also when "no user-serviceable parts inside" started becoming common. If your toaster fails now, the odds are good that it's a circuit board or an IC that can't be obtained anymore and if you don't know how to do surface-mount soldering/desoldering, you can't fix it anyway. Things are all smaller, faster and cheaper now but serviceability is in the tank.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (hYcqw)

293 DeSean isn't a name, it's a verb.

Applies to me when I quit watching Hannity.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (lW69B)

294 262
When I was a kid, when the folks threw out something that was busted, I
dug it out and took it apart. Toasters, vacuums, whatever. Had to know
how things work.


grampa ran the county dump. you couldn't throw *anything* away; it would come right back with a "can you believe the things people throw away these days?" rant.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (sGtp+)

295 However, Antifa has called for a "Night of Rage For Summer Taylor

Do Antifa types never say they can't come to the riot because they've been grounded by mom

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (lgiXo)

296 Sure as shit didn't learn from my folks.

They were about as handy as a double amputee.
Posted by: SMH
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I'm awful...that made me LOL!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (UUBmN)

297 Insom,

*fistbump*

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (RU4sa)

298 Now all this talk about roll-starting a car reminded me of a family of friends when I was in high school, 4 boys, some older than me, some younger, I would hang out at their house all the time. Their dad knew the older one needed a car, but also that they would tear it up, so he made a deal that he would buy them any car they wanted as long is it didn't cost more then $500, and it had to last a few months. They went through a lot of cars. I remember when was a weird old Plymouth with a push-button transmission on the steering wheel; but only 1 and 3 worked. No 2, no R, so when you parked, you HAD to be sure you could pull forward, or else everyone had to get out and push.

Posted by: The Dog at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (Kpl3J)

299 It's funny - all these societal ills foisted on us by The Left ultimately has nearly all of it's genesis inside our compromised "education" system.

Guess what HASN'T been anywhere on a list of priorities for The Right in over 50 years?

Posted by: I Have Questions at July 07, 2020 11:55 AM (+v+zN)

300 "This is also why you want a standard transmission in your vehicle... Battery is dead? No problem. Park facing downhill."

I remember a bunch of us trying to push start my buddy's VW Bug back in college. No matter what, it would just lock the rear tires and skid to a stop. Even in 3rd gear, it would not turn the engine over. He eventually had it flatbedded to a shop, and they discovered two of the cylinders were full of water, from the near-horizontal rain storm we had the night before.

Posted by: Chris M at July 07, 2020 11:55 AM (eAZVt)

301 Also, learn what grease to use to prevent metal reactions binding parts together.

Pro Tip - Bacon Grease is often the answer.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:55 AM (7d4T1)

302 284 So if I get the urge to work on something I have to read a book or watch a YouTube video about it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:44 AM

Exactly. What the RMBS Dad didn't pass on, I can pick up on YouTube. Saved a whole lotta money that way on my cars alone. Now grown "men" proudly state that they don't know how to change a tire or jump a dead battery. Smh...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (ejd/p)

Shit, even I can do that. I can change oil too but it's such a messy pain in the ass that I'm willing to shell out the $ to take it to the shop.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:55 AM (NWiLs)

303 The secret to changing a tire is to make sure you have a real jack, a real tire iron and a length of pipe to help break the lugs.


Most stock tire change gear that comes with your typical new car is crap.


It also does't hurt to have gaffers tape, tarps, rope a shovel and some quicklime.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 07, 2020 11:56 AM (CCeYA)

304 Anyone have any information on whether to hydroxychloroquine or
chloroquine plus azithromycin or (something) in case whether exposure
might happen and livelihood would be temporarily destroyed per
government edict in event of allergy-like symptoms in the sequel?


Even CNN has now admitted that HCQ cuts death rates in half. The Doctors I know who are treating Covid-19 have said HCQ + zinc is particularly effective.
YMMV.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 11:56 AM (YHjfS)

305 So are BLM still occupying an autonomous zone outside NYC City Hall?

Posted by: The Joker at July 07, 2020 11:56 AM (Izzlo)

306 Speak for yourself, dude.

There are exceptions to every rule, and I celebrate them all. I mean, not every Boomer is a self-absorbed hippie twerp. Note very Zoomer is an emotionally immature fool fixated on video games and Harry Potter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:56 AM (KZzsI)

307 Instead of a generational worthlessness, I would say it is regional, and also an urban/rural divide on abilities.

Posted by: tubal at July 07, 2020 11:56 AM (bCLt0)

308 The secret to changing a tire is to make sure you have a real jack, a real tire iron and a length of pipe to help break the lugs.

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Breaker bars are a must.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (RU4sa)

309 287 276 My generation, Gen X is the first generation to decide that all this stuff older generations did as a matter of course, and even liked to, we didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we just toss it and get another. We tend not to repair anything that cannot be tossed, we outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation; almost nothing of value has come from my people.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (KZzsI)

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Speak for yourself, dude.


yeah wtf

I myself can fix things, fix my own car, change oil?!?! I'm a small female. My husband can do a LOT.

Maybe in Pennsyltucky we're different or something lol.

Also we are both CHEAP. his parents were really poor and mine split up when I was young ... so also I got poor lol

yeah no I have not at all noticed that about Gen X, at least no one I know. maybe some of the women but I know a LOT who are way more capable and resourceful than I am. we were on our own A LOT while young... and we hit two recessions just out of college.. and the tech bust... no

it sounds to me like you are describing Millennials or Shampoo Planet types, so I have to assume you are a younger Gen Xer

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (j9HX3)

310 In fairness, that is also when "no user-serviceable parts inside" started becoming common.


I distinctly remember when I realized all was lost. 1993, I bought a printer at Staples. It was the old fasioned kind with a platten like a typewriter.

The two little rolly things on the bar that holds the paper on the platten were a cheap foam and one broke. So I went to Staples and said hey can I get a new piece of rolly foam and then said it's not worth the trouble, have a new printer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (gd9RK)

311 Multiple dick bags en route!

Posted by: Max Power at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (q177U)

312 In schools and colleges in this country, the goal is no longer to turn out knowledgeable citizens capable of self governance but instead to inculcate a hodgepodge series of political slogans rattling around an empty head. In our elite schools, former core bodies of knowledge have been replace by picked courses to supplement ignorance and misunderstanding. This has trickled down to the other schools as learning centered education.

Instead courses emphasize, "Change", "End of History", "Progress", "Equality", "Systemic", "Bias", and so forth with whatever current political slogan added to the stew.

Very few students know anything about logic, economics, government institutions and law, etc. other than "good things", "bad things".

To some extent, the year zero has been achieved with young people where they know nothing of the past and thus do not know that many of the political ideas they hold dear have led to disaster in past human societies because they do not match how humans actually behave in social relations. Instead, courses aim at feelings over knowledge with a Romantic notion that feelings and desires trump facts and history. If one quoted Kipling's various poems, one would hear shrieks of outrage and hurt feelings because of the cognitive dissonance to what they have been taught. Their heads would explode with considering his Gods of The Copybook Headings poem and they would go the easy route of disqualify rather than deal with his unsettling ideas. They would not like "If" or "Requiem" either.

When rational discourse is no longer possible, we must recognize that the Enlightenment is over and now we are in the Enclownment era.

Posted by: whig at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (pv2s8)

313 297 Insom,

*fistbump*
Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM (RU4sa)

Right back atcha!

I've worked my ass off. And mostly been fucked over for my troubles, and missed out on a hell of a lot of life as a result. So I'm not going to sit still for being called "lazy" or "worthless."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (NWiLs)

314 'But therein lies the rub...'
They don't give a damn about the Electoral College, they want control and what is unfolding before us in Blue cities is how they are going to take it ... by force.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (qZdIZ)

315 >>Instead of a generational worthlessness, I would say it is regional, and also an urban/rural divide on abilities.


I live rural.

It is not.

Children today were fed Frozen PB&J sammiches because their parents are too lazy and stupid to make one from scratch.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:58 AM (7d4T1)

316 276
My generation, Gen X is the first generation to decide that all this
stuff older generations did as a matter of course, and even liked to, we
didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we just toss it and get
another. We tend not to repair anything that cannot be tossed, we
outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation;
almost nothing of value has come from my people.


well, i'm technically a boomer, having been born in '63, but i'm lazy and worthless. guess i can claim that i was lazy and worthless before it was cool.

the most important thing i learned from taking auto mechanics in high school is that i should not be allowed anywhere near a vehicle with a tool in my hand.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:58 AM (sGtp+)

317 I spent hours trying to change a tire on a Duece and a Half in the Army -
same problem - until I looked carefully, and realized they were a
reversed thread. Chances are that was your problem too, some makes of
cars have reversed threads on one side of the vehicle.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 11:50 AM (YHjfS)

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that's so the lug nuts don't loosen while the vehicle is in motion...

bad things happen when they do: we lost the left side tire on a waterbo, just after leaving Club Bob after another fun filled weekend.

it crossed over the center median, over the north bound lanes, which were thankfully empty at that precise moment, over the boundary fence, and went several 100 meters further south across someone's pasture.

IIRC, someone either hadn't tightened it down properly, or hadn't bothered to check them as part of PMCS...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 07, 2020 11:58 AM (d/JTO)

318 I'm getting damn tired of educating people who claim to be smarter than me.

Posted by: Eromero at July 07, 2020 11:58 AM (XhWtx)

319 80 degrees with 94% humidity. I start sweating the micro second I walk outside.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 07, 2020 11:58 AM (JUOKG)

320 >>>it sounds to me like you are describing Millennials or Shampoo Planet types, so I have to assume you are a younger Gen Xer


I see a lot of that in my neighborhood. Twenty and thirty-somethings who can barely tie their shoes. The Internet can be a good thing, but I think it rotted some of these kids' brains. Well, that and college.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:58 AM (VWp7G)

321 I had no idea how to fix the sound coming from our dryer. I tried to look up videos...

A few months ago I replaced the heating element in the dryer with help from YouTube. I was resigned to replacing the whole thing when I decided what's the worst I could do to it if I tried. Turned out that I saved almost exactly the cost of a second hand Thompson Contender. Funny how that works out sometimes.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 07, 2020 11:58 AM (qc+VF)

322 My generation, Gen X is the first generation to
decide that all this stuff older generations did as a matter of course,
and even liked to, we didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we
just toss it and get another. We tend not to repair anything that
cannot be tossed, we outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless
as a generation; almost nothing of value has come from my people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (KZzsI)

that is a tough one as it is easy and also hard to assign blame to large groups. I know have taken the worst crap here when mentioning generations. You would think there are more controversial topics, but generations set some people off. I am not sure why exactly as the term by definition is not about any individual.

When i think of Gen X, I think they were more patriotic than the Boomers and more patriotic than the Millennials. They were not even a little bit pc. If gen X deserves a criticism, it is what they taught their offspring.

Posted by: Quint at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (hHxp2)

323 I like the sense of accomplishment but I'm also usually worried I'm going to fuck it up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:48 AM (NWiLs)

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If it ain't broke don't fix it is very clear. If it is broke, you can only go up or at worse stay whee you are.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (pw+jk)

324 Note very Zoomer is an emotionally immature fool fixated on video games and Harry Potter.

Gen Z (I hate zoomer as it refers to boomers) is too young for Harry Potter books. that's the younger Millies.

Gen Z is more video games and crappy Nickelodeon/Disney shows

who knows if they read lol (my kids are Gen Z. they only read non fiction for fun. but they are male)

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (j9HX3)

325 My generation, Gen X is the first generation to decide that all this
stuff older generations did as a matter of course, and even liked to, we
didn't any more. We tend not to fix anything, we just toss it and get
another. We tend not to repair anything that cannot be tossed, we
outsource it. We're basically lazy and worthless as a generation; almost
nothing of value has come from my people.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:52 AM (KZzsI)



I'm Gen X and I could build a fucking nuke if I had to. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (9Om/r)

326 I barely know one end of a hammer from the other. I kinda wish I knew more DIY stuff to save a few bucks. But whatevs. I dont know if it is a generational thing as much as a statement on how you grew up. My dad never did things around the house either, always called a plumber or whatever if it was needed. My sister in the other hand married a guy who renovated their kitchen pretty much on his own. Same ages whole different world when it comes to skill set.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (BqIHC)

327 They are well overdue for a serious ass kicking then a long jail term

The hilarious thing, although it wasn't planned, is that Portland's toleration of the riots for more than aa month naturally led to really terrible OPSEC among the rioters, since there were no consequences for having terrible OPSEC.

Now, the Feds have seized all the phones of the people they've arrested as evidence (something that the Portland cops never did), and are doubtless using those phones to track the rioters social networks.

So, now you have frantic appeals on Portland Antifa Twitter telling everyone to only use burner phones at the riot, to store your burner phone away from your regular phone, to lock down your social media accounts, etc.

A bit late, kids.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (I2/tG)

328 Most stock tire change gear that comes with your typical new car is crap.


It also does't hurt to have gaffers tape, tarps, rope a shovel and some quicklime.

Posted by: Thomas Bender



That quit being useful when trunks no longer held two guidos.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (iUBwE)

329 If gen X deserves a criticism, it is what they taught their offspring.
you have not met my offspring lol

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:00 PM (j9HX3)

330 Hey lin-duh : )

Today is the hub's b-day.

He's at work right now, not too far from where that poor couple in St. Louis is getting harassed.

A lot of wealthy folks in that area seem not to be able to change a light bulb.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:00 PM (RU4sa)

331 yeah no I have not at all noticed that about Gen X, at least no one I know

You gotta realize that people who comment here are not on the average in any sense of the word. We have conservative boomers and hard working, learned Millennials, etc. This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:00 PM (KZzsI)

332 That quit being useful when trunks no longer held two guidos.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (iUBwE)
+++++++++++++
Three words: Lincoln Town Car.

They're hilariously cheap at this point, even the few remaining good ones. Excellent trunk. Torquey V8. I love mine, and I could stash some guidos if I had to. Thankfully, it's never come up. But you know, better to have and not need...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 12:00 PM (hYcqw)

333 >>>This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.


Well, not me, but most people here.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (VWp7G)

334 It also does't hurt to have gaffers tape, tarps, rope a shovel and some quicklime.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 07, 2020 11:56 AM


You forgot the cable ties.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (d/5jB)

335 Seems to me that it's a racist thing, having a night of rage against Ethiopian immigrants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

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Well said. We should have a Night Of Rage in support of the Jag driver. Why is Antifa supporting the white girl so reflexively?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (NVYyb)

336 140 Today is Blackout Day, an initiative that calls for Black Americans to only spend their money at Black-owned businesses.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 07, 2020 11:23 AM (aKsyK)
++++++++++++++
As a white person, should I *not* patronize black-owned businesses? What I don't know the color of the business owner? What about public companies (like Kroger or Wal-Mart), that surely have black shareholders?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:30 AM (hYcqw)

What do you do for subscription services like Netflix? Write them and tell them you want a prorated day amount of money refunded, cause you aren't using them today because of a social message?

Posted by: Bete at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (Ojki1)

337 Gen Z (I hate zoomer as it refers to boomers) is too young for Harry Potter books. that's the younger Millies.

Gen Z is more video games and crappy Nickelodeon/Disney shows


Yeah you're right. Zoomers don't read, other than texts. Many are functionally illiterate, in that they cannot process text longer than short bursts.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (KZzsI)

338 For all the hype about another Night of Rage in Portland, I suspect that having a number of the leaders in Federal Custody might turn that into just a big wet fart.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (Kpl3J)

339
I can do practically any carpentry, electrical, plumbing, cooking, exterior repairs and landscaping tasks. Got my start learning them from grandparents and parents. I will not mess with vehicles beyond the mundane tasks, however; let the pros do their stuff, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (pNxlR)

340 >>I'm Gen X and I could build a fucking nuke if I had to. lol


Yep. In fact, that was half of my AP Chemistry and AP Physics final exam.

The other half was designing a charge that would drop the GWB using ONLY Cesium.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 12:01 PM (IlS1i)

341
I'm Gen X and I could build a fucking nuke if I had to. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (9Om/r)

You'll need it.

Posted by: Swalwell at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (KgzRF)

342 Gen X may be more bitter and cynical than the previous generation because I think we were the first for which the old ways of keep your head down, work hard, get married, habe kids, and don't make waves and everything will work out just fine turned out to be untrue.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (NWiLs)

343 327 So, now you have frantic appeals on Portland Antifa Twitter telling everyone to only use burner phones at the riot, to store your burner phone away from your regular phone, to lock down your social media accounts, etc.

A bit late, kids.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (I2/tG)

==========

Almost like there was a plan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (LvTSG)

344 I use to get a ride to school with a friend that had an old VW bug. In the winter we had to pop the clutch every morning to get going. It also had rust holes in the floor board so you could watch the road go by...good times, good times.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (UUBmN)

345 But therein lies the rub...'
They don't give a
damn about the Electoral College, they want control and what is
unfolding before us in Blue cities is how they are going to take it ...
by force.





Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM

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While that might work in the larger blue Cities, it will definitely not work in 80%+ of the Country.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (JUOKG)

346 >This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.


Well, not me, but most people here.


heh Wyatt! me either lol

I have friends in low places

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (j9HX3)

347 I hate the left. I have nothing by hate and bad intentions for the left in my heart and mind. i wish only the most vile future for anyone supporting these commie anarchist goals. Fuck the nfl, the eagels, the nyt the washington post and all them fucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (85Gof)

348 This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.

*sniffs, straighten posture*


*adjusts underpants*

*preens*

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (3SIUH)

349 >>>heh Wyatt! me either lol

I have friends in low places


They're the best kind, Orchid!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (VWp7G)

350 329 If Gen X deserves a criticism, it is what they taught their offspring.

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What we taught our daughters, only one of them kept those lessons.

The other, well, she was determined to prove us wrong.

Which is still going on to this day.

You can teach your kids till you're blue in the face, but ultimately, they are gonna do their own thing, especially when it comes to their peers.

But go on ahead and play the blame game, which seems so popular these days.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (RU4sa)

351 Gen X may be more bitter and cynical than the previous generation

We felt it coming out of high school too; we could tell something was not right in the world. I could sense it in everyone around me in college, we knew things were going wrong but didn't know how or why. Basically we were the first generation to get the fallout from Boomer culture, we paid the price for their excesses and lunacy taking over the world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (KZzsI)

352 348 This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.

*sniffs, straighten posture*


*adjusts underpants*

*preens*
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (3SIUH)

===========

*knows it's not directed at me*

*weeps bitterly*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

353 @328

My main ride is a '73 Impala, I can fit a small Italian village in the trunk.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (CCeYA)

354 >>>*adjusts underpants*


Underpants???

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:03 PM (VWp7G)

355 Those of you discussing a jack should find a Hi-Lift jack. They are made right here in Indiana in my home town.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (myjNJ)

356 I hate the left. I have nothing by hate and bad intentions for the left in my heart and mind. i wish only the most vile future for anyone supporting these commie anarchist goals. Fuck the nfl, the eagels, the nyt the washington post and all them fucks

...newsletter? I don't mind the occasional article related to dentistry

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (j9HX3)

357 This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.


fuck not me. Maybe some, but this blog also need people of low morals like me ready to get down in gutter with our enemies and stomp them death

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (85Gof)

358 348 This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.

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

Most people don't even know to watch their cornholes when otters are around.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (1ISKN)

359 SMH,

Tell ex-ex I said Happy Birthday.

To be fair, if changing a light bulb involves a ladder that complicates matters...HAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (UUBmN)

360 I had a history prof that made an argument that you rarely hear but made some sense to me. So many call the 50s generation the "last conservative generation" and it all went downhill from there. But her argument was that the 50s generation was the radical generation. The generations of the 20s, and 30s were radical and many were good time charlies. The 50s was a radical change for the nuclear family and traditional values. Then we had the 60s.
again, generations can be interesting to study but of course the question is who or what defines a group like that? People talk of the 60s generation as if it was a monolith, but nothing could be further from the truth. If any modern generation was at each others throats, it was that one.

But it is still worth talking about, there are still interesting things you can glean from the discussion.

Posted by: Quint at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (hHxp2)

361 FYI to those of you with loved ones who have joined the SJW cult: there's a podcast called Unsafe Space with one of the hosts who is a recovered SJW (the other is Libertarian-ish/pro-Constitution and founding principles).

I have only seen a few episodes, specifically the one re: the Ravelry knitting website that went SJW warzone last year; however, their 7/3 episode dealt a little bit with how to handle loved ones who are being cultish right now. They are still searching for answers, but it's a decent discussion and food for thought. You just have to skip past the first 15 minutes or so when they get into a bit of a huff about the St Louis couple who pulled guns on the mob:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=398KevBvc5k

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (bDqIh)

362 While that might work in the larger blue Cities, it will definitely not work in 80%+ of the Country.

The problem is that the Blue Cities control more than 50% of the population and industry of the country.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (KZzsI)

363 Also, a hammer. Hit the end of the lug nuts with one good, square blow and it will usually break the corrosion and allow you to remove the lug.
Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:54 AM


Anti-seize compound is your friend.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (ejd/p)

364 I can do practically any carpentry, electrical, plumbing, cooking, exterior repairs and landscaping tasks. Got my start learning them from grandparents and parents. I will not mess with vehicles beyond the mundane tasks, however; let the pros do their stuff, as far as I'm concerned.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot


I'm that way on electrical. Seen and heard of too many "pros" getting zapped for a rank amateur like me to mess with it.

I'll do 12v dc all day long. 120 ac and up? Other than replacing a light switch or plug, nah.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (iUBwE)

365 gee is juan stupid? sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (85Gof)

366 >>>You can teach your kids till you're blue in the face, but ultimately, they are gonna do their own thing, especially when it comes to their peers.



My neighbor's daughter grew up heavily conservative. After four years of college, she's avidly BLM, hates conservatives and calls me a racist white cop.

She's white.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

367 The secret to changing a tire is to make sure you
have a real jack, a real tire iron and a length of pipe to help break
the lugs.



---



Breaker bars are a must.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (RU4sa)
===Had a blowout on my RV. the jack I had couldn't get the RV high enough to get the tire off. So called Triple A. The guy came out and had to use two floor jacks to get it high enough. He had a 1/2 inch cordless impact driver that zipped the lug nuts right off. I now have a 1/2 inch cordless impact driver.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (pw+jk)

368 Gen X may be more bitter and cynical than the previous generation because I think we were the first for which the old ways of keep your head down, work hard, get married, habe kids, and don't make waves and everything will work out just fine turned out to be untrue.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (NWiLs)

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Personally, getting vaporized at Pear Harbor seemed more like my future for a while.

Thanks, The Day After!

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (RU4sa)

369 CNBC can't stop themselves. Reporting on Ghislaine Maxwell, they identify her as a "former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton".


The Donald Trump who threw Epstein out of Mar A Lago for making a pass at an underage employee? That Donald Trump?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (NVYyb)

370 Target Drops Redskins Merchandise

You won't be able to find any Washington Redskins merchandise if you are shopping Target online.
The store has pulled all Redskins items as the NFL team faces growing pressure to change its controversial name.
Last week, Walmart also announced it was " discontinuing the sale of items that reference the team's name and logo."


Oh how woke of the tranny bathroom company. Hopefully they'll end up not selling anything any more as it goes out of business

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 07, 2020 12:06 PM (mCF+H)

371 My neighbor's daughter grew up heavily conservative. After four years of college, she's avidly BLM, hates conservatives and calls me a racist white cop.

She's white.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

And when the shit hits the fan, and it will, guess who the first person she will call?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:06 PM (85Gof)

372 FYI to those of you with loved ones who have joined the SJW cult: there's a podcast called Unsafe Space with one of the hosts who is a recovered SJW (the other is Libertarian-ish/pro-Constitution and founding principles).

I have only seen a few episodes, specifically the one re: the Ravelry knitting website that went SJW warzone last year; however, their 7/3 episode dealt a little bit with how to handle loved ones who are being cultish right now. They are still searching for answers, but it's a decent discussion and food for thought. You just have to skip past the first 15 minutes or so when they get into a bit of a huff about the St Louis couple who pulled guns on the mob:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=398KevBvc5k
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM (bDqIh)

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Thanks Lizzy.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:06 PM (RU4sa)

373 348 This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.

Lifts pinkie while sipping tea

Posted by: It's me donna at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (Zmnko)

374 Thanks, The Day After!

Yeah I think the constant drumbeat of nuclear holocaust did a lot to damage Gen X psyche. Why even bother, we're all gonna die in a flash of light anyway?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (KZzsI)

375 326 I barely know one end of a hammer from the other. I kinda wish I knew more DIY stuff to save a few bucks. But whatevs. I dont know if it is a generational thing as much as a statement on how you grew up. My dad never did things around the house either, always called a plumber or whatever if it was needed. My sister in the other hand married a guy who renovated their kitchen pretty much on his own. Same ages whole different world when it comes to skill set.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 11:59 AM (BqIHC)

Part of it is something you have, or don't. One of my grandfathers was a germanic mechanic (i like the way that sounds) but he never talked much to anyone, including his son, my Dad, who was quite artistic and a great speaker, but who really never had a clue about anything mechanical. I, on the other hand, was a throwback, and by the time I was 15 I was already following behind my Dad, fixing anything that he had tried to fix but had given up on.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (Kpl3J)

376 >>Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (85Gof)


Ah, see I'm not the only one who is in a mood
Preach it, NGU!!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (bDqIh)

377 CNBC can't stop themselves. Reporting on Ghislaine
Maxwell, they identify her as a "former friend of Presidents Donald
Trump and Bill Clinton".


The Donald Trump who threw Epstein out of Mar A Lago for making a pass at an underage employee? That Donald Trump?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (NVYyb)


I'm surprised they mentioned Clinton

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (mCF+H)

378 >>My neighbor's daughter grew up heavily conservative. After four years of college, she's avidly BLM, hates conservatives and calls me a racist white cop.


I blame PornHub.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (IlS1i)

379 351

Not me. I graduated college in the mid 90s when the tech boom was in full swing. I was full of optimism and ready to take on the world.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (BqIHC)

380 CNBC can't stop themselves. Reporting on Ghislaine
Maxwell, they identify her as a "former friend of Presidents Donald
Trump and Bill Clinton".


The Donald Trump who threw Epstein out of Mar A Lago for making a pass at an underage employee? That Donald Trump?



Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM

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I am shocked that she is still alive. I mean that literally. The only possible thing keeping her alive is her dead man's switch. And she better have more than one of those.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (JUOKG)

381 last time i needed to change a tire, i couldn't budge the lug nuts. even jumping up and down on the end of the lug wrench didn't help, and i'm a rotund-american. had to give up and call the tire shop.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 11:42 AM

This is where a 3-foot length of pipe, like from a metal fence post, comes in handy. Put that on the wrench handle, and breaking lugs free is possible with one hand.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (lW69B)

382 Lifts pinkie while sipping tea

Nah, I don't mean either hoity or toity when I say culturally superior. I mean someone who isn't in the sewer of modern culture's blame gaming ignorance and Hollywood filth.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (KZzsI)

383 We felt it coming out of high school too; we could tell something was not right in the world. I could sense it in everyone around me in college, we knew things were going wrong but didn't know how or why. Basically we were the first generation to get the fallout from Boomer culture, we paid the price for their excesses and lunacy taking over the world.


well Christopher yes but we KNEW exactly what what wrong coming out of high school

have you seen The Ice Storm? scarily accurate

my parents split up when ol Dad hit his midlife crisis, as did many many of my friends' parents

one of my friends caught her dad having an affair and he was so horrified at being caught by his daughter he had a cardiac event. he passed away.

we were a mess because our parents (Silents?) were self obsessed and determined to destroy their "too boring" adult lives with terrible decisions. leaving us at home when we were small to be latch key, then literally leaving us for much younger second wives later on.

I had to work thru college to pay for my mom's lawyer so she could get SOME alimony

anyway

yes the world WAS a wreck. the adults at the time made it so.

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (j9HX3)

384 I like Hi-Lift, but they don't make anything for sports cars or passenger sedans, do they? They're mostly farm jack equipment IIRC.

Posted by: Charles Darwin Doing the Humpty Dance on the Interstate at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (kc5DY)

385 Anti-seize compound is your friend.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (ejd/p)

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Pour some Coca Cola on it and you should be able to get it right off. Of course, after seeing this you might never want to drink another Coke.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (NVYyb)

386 Most adults have no notion how our government is supposed to work or why. People *here* are odd. I remember a few years ago someone posted the Meyers-Briggs thing here and from what people reported at least 80% (seemed to me, pulling that number from my rear though) reported they got INTJ or INTP which are only a really small part of the population. Someone posted to a government test and people here reported either aces or 80-90% scores. Really. You morons even know who's in charge of NASA.

Posted by: Synova at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (BD/yx)

387 You people are free to take DC into your own state if you like, but please stop trying to shove it into NoVa. We don't want it, thankyouverymuch.

Posted by: bluebell at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (/669Q)

388 Those of you discussing a jack should find a Hi-Lift jack. They are made right here in Indiana in my home town.
Posted by: Madamemayhem


Have one. Finding that it won't work on more and more vehicles because of the way they are built with their bullshit bumpers.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (iUBwE)

389 SMH, the host Keri is the former SJW (20 years) and she has some really good insight as to what is going on.
Interesting to see how the borg thinks if nothing else.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (bDqIh)

390 This blog attracts a higher sort of person especially mentally and culturally than at large.



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Most people don't even know to watch their cornholes when otters are around.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 12:04 PM


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You really have to watch out for the otter's that are wearing lace wigs.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (JUOKG)

391 I'm surprised they mentioned Clinton


Posted by: TheQuietMan



They realize that they can no longer lie believably about Clinton's perversions, so they are attempting the "both sides do it" approach.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (3SIUH)

392 a good number of people at my local polling place in NJ this am. more than usual, all provisional ballots. I don't know what this means if anything.

Posted by: BluesFish at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (phsU2)

393 You won't be able to find any Washington Redskins merchandise if you are shopping Target online.

With their stock and sales direction I would think they would not want to drop even more product from their shelves. All those woke companies have suffered in the bottom line for their crazy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (KZzsI)

394 I like Hi-Lift, but they don't make anything for sports cars or passenger sedans, do they? They're mostly farm jack equipment IIRC.
Posted by: Charles Darwin


That, jeeps and old suburbans.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (iUBwE)

395 41 The Electoral College is racist

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So is this spoon.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler, whittling away like mad at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (d6mdH)

396 Gen X checking in.

I'm late because I was listening to grunge and sorting through my garbage pail kids collection.

Posted by: MJ at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (gAMkn)

397 Ah, see I'm not the only one who is in a mood
Preach it, NGU!!
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:07 PM (bDqIh)

yeah but since I gave up drinking mostly, I am always in that mood. But no doubt that bastard quoting hitler and farrakhant without objection from the nfl and the eagles stoked my fire this AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (85Gof)

398 I got an aluminum, low height floor jack for my cars, and it is sweet. I forget who made it though.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (1ISKN)

399 My neighbor's daughter grew up heavily conservative. After four years of college, she's avidly BLM, hates conservatives and calls me a racist white cop.

She's white.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

It's like people who lived in Europe through WW2. Some of your friends and relatives, people you really liked, are gonna go Nazi and there's nothing you can do about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (Kpl3J)

400
You morons even know who's in charge of NASA.
Posted by: Synova


Islamists into outreach.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 12:10 PM (pNxlR)

401 >>This is where a 3-foot length of pipe, like from a metal fence post, comes in handy. Put that on the wrench handle, and breaking lugs free is possible with one hand.


You are welcome.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 07, 2020 12:10 PM (IlS1i)

402 BluesFish new jersey is ONLY doing provisional ballots, even if you go to the polling place

very shady

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:11 PM (j9HX3)

403 >>The Donald Trump who threw Epstein out of Mar A Lago for making a pass at an underage employee? That Donald Trump?



Apparently Trump barred Maxwell from Mar-a-Lago at the same time he banned Epstein -- before the first Epstein prosecution in 2009-2010 timeframe.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:11 PM (bDqIh)

404 >>>The store has pulled all Redskins items as the NFL team faces growing pressure to change its controversial name.


By the end of the day, I will have a Redskins and Indians (with Chief Wahoo) hat. F these people. I'll wear these just to piss off the left.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:11 PM (VWp7G)

405 If gen X deserves a criticism, it is what they taught their offspring.

you have not met my offspring lol

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:00 PM (j9HX3)

hence the problem with even discussing generations. I think the media has decided what generations stand for. But something is off today. It is that a certain percentage from various generations have done something for us to reach this point.

Hell they had commies, anti-Americans, what have you many decades ago. But they did not affect the society in the same way. They were simply not as effective in changing the nation. At some point you have to look at the results and go from there.

Posted by: Quint at July 07, 2020 12:11 PM (hHxp2)

406 omg Zeera! WHAT WAS YOUR JOB?!?!



did it involve holding a door closed?



carrying a large boulder?!?!

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 11:53 AM (j9HX3)

I was guardian of the Bit Bucket. My replacement... apparently was not worthy

Posted by: zeera My tomatoes are doing GREAT at July 07, 2020 12:11 PM (zUdXR)

407 Anti-seize compound is your friend.



Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (ejd/p)

===============
Pour
some Coca Cola on it and you should be able to get it right off. Of
course, after seeing this you might never want to drink another Coke.


Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (NVYyb)

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So is PB Blaster.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at July 07, 2020 12:11 PM (pw+jk)

408 Remember when Ace got into building DIY / Homebrew Ersatz Vaginas?


Good Times.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 12:11 PM (IlS1i)

409 The proof that the left is wrong, is very simple: They are absolutely sure they are correct - which is the flashing red danger signal of Dunning-Kruger false confidence.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (YHjfS)

410 Breaker bars are a must.



Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 11:57 AM (RU4sa)

This! I keep one in every car with the right socket for the lug nuts. Nothing withstands the breaker bar.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (9Om/r)

411 yeah but since I gave up drinking mostly, I am always in that mood. But no doubt that bastard quoting hitler and farrakhant without objection from the nfl and the eagles stoked my fire this AM


ha ha see I found it super amusing because:
- DeSean is an asshat
- The Eagles are full of asshats
- Philly peeps are REALLY CONFUSED AND UPSET especially the liberal ones! they don't know what to do! it's awesome

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (j9HX3)

412 I had to work thru college to pay for my mom's lawyer so she could get SOME alimony

That is just horrible, but I think its all too true for many Gen X'ers. My parents were loyal, loving, and true, and taught me well but I know many who were not. It was kind of the push at the time, to decide that the traditional hard road was not worth it and go crazy, damn the consequences, because its time to think about MEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (KZzsI)

413 399 My neighbor's daughter grew up heavily conservative. After four years of college, she's avidly BLM, hates conservatives and calls me a racist white cop.

She's white.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

It's like people who lived in Europe through WW2. Some of your friends and relatives, people you really liked, are gonna go Nazi and there's nothing you can do about it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (Kpl3J)

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One of my wife's ex's had this thing where he went full bore into whatever culture he was in. When they dated, he was arch conservative. As the friend group got more liberal, he followed along. He eventually moved to Los Angeles where he has become a massive progressive.

I suspect for many people, it's not about ideology but culture, just a desire to fit in with those around them.

This neighbor's daughter was probably never particularly ideological in her conservatism, it was just the environment she was in, and when the environment changed she easily went along.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (LvTSG)

414 >>>I gave up drinking mostly
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Whoa!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (NVYyb)

415 Battery is dead? No problem. Park facing downhill.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM

I'm in FL. I think there might be a couple hills over in Mount Dora.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (lW69B)

416 Again Lizzy, you are not alone. This whole things with keeping kids out of school or sending them back with masks or alternating school days with forcing them to go online on the off days is just ruining children. I go to the park almost every day and kids are all out playing sports,, sweaty without masks and teenagers doing what teenagers do and somehow making them wear masks when they go back to school is necessary.When I bring this up, that kids are not having symptoms and there is no evidence that they can give it to others, the retort is, well what about the teachers.
If they continue to pay teachers to not go to work and colleges continue to charge full tuition and get it even though no one is on campus, this will go on forever.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (+mn3h)

417 You people are free to take DC into your own state if you like, but please stop trying to shove it into NoVa. We don't want it, thankyouverymuch.

The point is that NoVa has turned Virginia into a blue state, unfortunately. Amalgamating DC and NoVa will create a new blue state, but then the remainder of Virginia will be deep red again.

Net gain: two Republican Senators.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (I2/tG)

418 >>>This neighbor's daughter was probably never particularly ideological in her conservatism, it was just the environment she was in, and when the environment changed she easily went along.


Went to college and joined a sorority. I assume she died at that moment. Pretty girl, but dumber than Joe Biden.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (VWp7G)

419 I gave up drinking mostly
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Whoa!
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (NVYyb)

Nothing to do wit morals or dignity, it just upsets my stomach after I lost all that weight

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (85Gof)

420 >>I'm in FL. I think there might be a couple hills over in Mount Dora.


While the solo jumpstart is tough, it can be done.

But man, in my Galaxie it'll hurt you.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (IlS1i)

421 One of my wife's ex's had this thing where he went full bore into whatever culture he was in. When they dated, he was arch conservative. As the friend group got more liberal, he followed along. He eventually moved to Los Angeles where he has become a massive progressive.

I suspect for many people, it's not about ideology but culture, just a desire to fit in with those around them.

This neighbor's daughter was probably never particularly ideological in her conservatism, it was just the environment she was in, and when the environment changed she easily went along.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (LvTSG)

I agree with this theory. On the bright side that means after achieving victory through force of arms the proportion of people who need to be dealt with is relatively small.

Posted by: Someguy at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (Zm+LZ)

422 My neighbor's daughter grew up heavily conservative. After four years of college, she's avidly BLM, hates conservatives and calls me a racist white cop.

She's white.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (VWp7G)

It's disturbing how often this happens nowadays.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (b4J4U)

423 419 I gave up drinking mostly

I picked up where you left off

Posted by: It's me donna at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (Zmnko)

424 This! I keep one in every car with the right socket for the lug nuts. Nothing withstands the breaker bar.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (9Om/r)

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After having to break lugs on a tank turret, some of them painted over and rusted since the tank came off the line, I grew to hate bruised knuckles...lol.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (RU4sa)

425 "opening the backyard glass door and hoping it just tears ass towards Outside. It's directly across the room from the fireplace."

the dozen times I've dealt with this issue, the bird flies right toward the light ... might try to cover other windows, so it has only one clear path, and so it doesn't break its neck, if that is an issue.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (Cus5s)

426 This! I keep one in every car with the right socket for the lug nuts. Nothing withstands the breaker bar.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (9Om/r)


I've seen those bent from jumping on them while the nut didn't move.

I have a theory that the same people who overtighten lug nuts are the same people overtighten oil filters, and one day I will find them.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (t+qrx)

427 418 >>>This neighbor's daughter was probably never particularly ideological in her conservatism, it was just the environment she was in, and when the environment changed she easily went along.


Went to college and joined a sorority. I assume she died at that moment. Pretty girl, but dumber than Joe Biden.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (VWp7G)

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"I mean, like, can you believe that, like, people don't like black people? I mean, look at, like, Donald Trump. He's just a meany who hates, like, black people and the Mexicans and stuff."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (LvTSG)

428 Went to college and joined a sorority. I assume she died at that moment. Pretty girl, but dumber than Joe Biden.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (VWp7G)

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I bet she smells good though.

Posted by: The Creepy Side Of Sunset Joe at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (NVYyb)

429 With their stock and sales direction I would think
they would not want to drop even more product from their shelves. All
those woke companies have suffered in the bottom line for their crazy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (KZzsI)


And the looting. Woke Target is a popular target

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 07, 2020 12:15 PM (mCF+H)

430 I had a VCR repair business (remember them?) when people actually brought them in to be repaired. Those days are so long gone!But I do have lots of repair equipment that was useful once upon a time.

Posted by: Colin at July 07, 2020 12:15 PM (txi5T)

431 Pour some Coca Cola on it and you should be able to get it right off. Of course, after seeing this you might never want to drink another Coke.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM


In my case it was the actual wheel, not the lug bolts. Got the wheel off one time after beating on it for half an hour. The next time, after I gave up, the AAA guy took a long-ass breaker bar and just whacked it once ("you might not want to watch this part"). After that, he advised putting a thin coat of anti-seize compound on the wheel hub. Never had that problem again.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 12:15 PM (ejd/p)

432 My older daughter was always on the conservative side. Cried when Fredo got elected President ( I was very proud of that ) but when she got her first paycheck and said " What the fuck is all this money they are stealing?" I knew we had her. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:15 PM (85Gof)

433 Rush covering the "phallic skyscrapers"....oy.

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (X/Pw5)

434 The proof that the left is wrong, is very simple: They are absolutely sure they are correct

Yeah. I thought about this a while last night, as I often do when I can't sleep. Am I wrong about this? Is Trump really the monster that so many say? At times it feels like EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE is against him, and any sane person at that point starts to wonder and consider their position.

I thought about John Bolton, who this blog used to love and revere. The Stache. He turned on Trump, but he was so good in the past, maybe he knows something?

But then I realized that he's been caught reversing himself on several issues, blatantly making crap up, and acting like a jackass generally. And I thought about what Trump has actually done while in office. Not all of it I necessarily agree with, but at no point and in no way has he ever displayed the characteristics of a bloodthirsty crazed evil tyrant.

Everyone needs to have that ability to question their position, reconsider, reexamine, decide if its valid. If you cannot, or will not do so... there's something really wrong with both you and your positions.

I mentioned to one of the GOPe cruise brigade of NeverTrumpers that one of the key virtues of a true intellect is to ask yourself "what if I'm wrong?"

He laughed at me and said "no"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

435 I suspect for many people, it's not about ideology but culture, just a desire to fit in with those around them.

That drives a lot of anti-Trumpism. I have an (allegedly) fairly elite education, and the reaction among most of my contemporaries with similar backgrounds is that Trump Is Not One Of US. They don't even try to engage with Trump's actual record - it is simply academic and social snobbery.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (I2/tG)

436 415 Battery is dead? No problem. Park facing downhill.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 11:47 AM

I'm in FL. I think there might be a couple hills over in Mount Dora.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (lW69B)


Heh. I am betting the grade is shallow enough that if it doesn't start the first try, you can push back to the starting point and try again.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (8C7+r)

437 432 My older daughter was always on the conservative side. Cried when Fredo got elected President ( I was very proud of that ) but when she got her first paycheck and said " What the fuck is all this money they are stealing?" I knew we had her. LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:15 PM (85Gof)

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lol

Sounds like my oldest daughter.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (RU4sa)

438 I gave up drinking mostly



I picked up where you left off


COVID alcoholism stats for previous non-drinkers, moderate drinkers would be interesting. Assuming you could actually obtain them.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:17 PM (3SIUH)

439 389 SMH, the host Keri is the former SJW (20 years) and she has some really good insight as to what is going on.
Interesting to see how the borg thinks if nothing else.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:08 PM (bDqIh)

I'll give you my stab at what's going on - elements in Society have been doing everything they can to eliminate Religious Faith and Practice for 50 or 60 years now. Even many supposedly Christian churches have been become toothless, faithless imitations of what they were supposed to be.

Presumably those who orchestrated this thought that Society would be So Much Better if religious faith was expunged (just like Stalin and Mao thought) but now, they've got an entire generation that has nothing to believe in, no actual moral framework, but still has all the need for Religious beliefs and practices that every generation has had.

and they are filling that need with nonsensical fanaticism and pure emotion, rejecting all logic, all notions of tolerance and civilized behavior, and bringing back all of the most terrible practices of the past that we thought we had put behind us forever. Witch Burnings, pogroms, auto-da-fe's, they're all back on the table, and the savages are dancing around the bonfires shrieking and howling for more victims.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:17 PM (Kpl3J)

440 but then the remainder of Virginia will be deep red again.

Net gain: two Republican Senators.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (I2/tG)
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I wouldn't bet on that. The rot is creeping in everywhere, just as it is in other places, like Texas. Don't forget that Beto came close to beating Ted Cruz last time, when it should have been a blowout for Cruz.

But here in VA, we have cities sprinkled all over that vote blue, and we have a lot of colleges with kids who persuade other kids to change their voter registration to that part of Virginia while they are there, resulting in blue victories in what would normally be a red town. I'm sure that goes on elsewhere too.

Posted by: bluebell at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (/669Q)

441 435 I suspect for many people, it's not about ideology but culture, just a desire to fit in with those around them.

That drives a lot of anti-Trumpism. I have an (allegedly) fairly elite education, and the reaction among most of my contemporaries with similar backgrounds is that Trump Is Not One Of US. They don't even try to engage with Trump's actual record - it is simply academic and social snobbery.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (I2/tG)


It all fashion. It's all about being liked (or at least not denigrated) by the people nearby.

Life is better and easier when you DGAF about that.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (8C7+r)

442 And the looting. Woke Target is a popular target


Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 07, 2020 12:15 PM (mCF+H)


Looters have to pee once in awhile, and the all gender toilets are just the place.

Posted by: Colin at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (txi5T)

443 I had a VCR repair business (remember them?) when people actually brought them in to be repaired.

I can repair a VCR. If a DVD player goes wrong, its in the trash and buy a new one. That was the last era, the final gasp of stuff you could fix at home. Now its more expensive to get it repaired than to replace it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

444 435 I suspect for many people, it's not about ideology but culture, just a desire to fit in with those around them.

That drives a lot of anti-Trumpism. I have an (allegedly) fairly elite education, and the reaction among most of my contemporaries with similar backgrounds is that Trump Is Not One Of US. They don't even try to engage with Trump's actual record - it is simply academic and social snobbery.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (I2/tG)

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My dad is a GOPe academic at a prominent university and former department head. I'm fairly certain he voted for either Clinton in 2016 or McMullin.

Last summer, long before the newest outbreak of insanity, he was talking to his brother about how awful the left had become and that voting for Trump was becoming something he had to accept as an act of self-preservation.

But, sure, Trump's losing whites at historical levels never seen before ever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (LvTSG)

445 This! I keep one in every car with the right socket for the lug nuts. Nothing withstands the breaker bar.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (9Om/r)



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After having to break lugs on a tank turret, some of them painted
over and rusted since the tank came off the line, I grew to hate bruised
knuckles...lol.


Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM

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Yep. I had to do the tires on my Gamma Goat by hand, all six of them to grease the wheel bearings every three months unless I could talk one of the guys from the Service Battery to let me use their stuff, which they usually would not do.

I would almost always bust my knuckles and it seemed to happen more in the winter.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (JUOKG)

446 You morons even know who's in charge of NASA.

Yep. The greys, in an alliance with DMT elves and freemasons.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (H5knJ)

447 I heard about the Active Shooter at 29 Palms? Maybe? Dollars to donuts it was just some jarhead mistakenly discharging his weapon before his first cup of cofffee

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (85Gof)

448 443 I had a VCR repair business (remember them?) when people actually brought them in to be repaired.

I can repair a VCR. If a DVD player goes wrong, its in the trash and buy a new one. That was the last era, the final gasp of stuff you could fix at home. Now its more expensive to get it repaired than to replace it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

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Gotta give Lightning Fast Video Repair some business. The old man they've been bilking for years might catch on at some point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (LvTSG)

449 I mentioned to one of the GOPe cruise brigade of NeverTrumpers that one of the key virtues of a true intellect is to ask yourself "what if I'm wrong?"

He laughed at me and said "no"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

Never Trumpers don't do introspection.
Or mirrors.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (ifmtJ)

450 423 419 I gave up drinking mostly

I picked up where you left off
Posted by: It's me donna at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (Zmnko)

I gave up drinking mostly... water.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (NgKpN)

451 447 I heard about the Active Shooter at 29 Palms? Maybe? Dollars to donuts it was just some jarhead mistakenly discharging his weapon before his first cup of cofffee
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (85Gof)

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wut?

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (RU4sa)

452 I got my new garage door openers this morning. The guy who put them in was just like all the other contractors I have had at the house and took the mask off as soon a s he saw I wasn;t wearing one.
He said he had a couple of friends who drove to Maine to go to the beach. Cops patrolling the beach, used data from the transponders in the cars to track down license plates from out of state. They each got a $500 fine for not quarantining. That should do wonders for the summer businesses in Maine. How can you go for a week's vacation if you can;t go anywhere?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (+mn3h)

453 I suspect for many people, it's not about ideology but culture, just a desire to fit in with those around them.

Yeah very few young people are political at any level, they just take cues from their surroundings. And culturally, they've been taught to disbelieve and suspect anything someone older than them thinks, rather than consider experience, age, and wisdom as something they should respect and use as a tool to shape their ideals.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (KZzsI)

454 This neighbor's daughter was probably never particularly ideological in her conservatism, it was just the environment she was in, and when the environment changed she easily went along.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:12 PM (LvTSG)

I agree with this theory. On the bright side that means after achieving victory through force of arms the proportion of people who need to be dealt with is relatively small.
Posted by: Someguy at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM (Zm+LZ)

It also means that Democracy is no longer a viable form of government, when much of the population is made up of people like this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (Kpl3J)

455 I have a theory that the same people who overtighten lug nuts
Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 12:14 PM


Ahem.

Posted by: Impact wrench and hammer at July 07, 2020 12:20 PM (DMUuz)

456 It just hit me. I can't even conceive of hating America. The prog left has hating America at its core. I want to believe that most Americans are like me and as a general rule can't believe the hate so they refuse to see it. Do the livs hate America? I do not think they do. Blm and antifa are waking people up to see the hate. The right could not do a better job than the democrats at proving the proglibs hate everything America.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 07, 2020 12:20 PM (0OmEj)

457 >>If they continue to pay teachers to not go to work and colleges continue to charge full tuition and get it even though no one is on campus, this will go on forever.



Grrrrrrr! I see the teachers union president on local news and it is clear they are the ones dragging this out.

ANd yes, we see mostly unmasked people, too - it is healthier to be breathing fresh air, particularly when exerting yourself. This Faux Mask War stuff is insane.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:20 PM (bDqIh)

458 The Electoral College is racist

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So is this spoon.
Posted by: Vlad the impaler, whittling away like mad at July 07, 2020 12:09 PM (d6mdH)
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There is no spoon.

Posted by: Bald kid bending spoons at July 07, 2020 12:20 PM (4zyav)

459 Yeah very few young people are political at any level, they just take cues from their surroundings. And culturally, they've been taught to disbelieve and suspect anything someone older than them thinks, rather than consider experience, age, and wisdom as something they should respect and use as a tool to shape their ideals.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (KZzsI)

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I don't trust anyone under 40, so...

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (RU4sa)

460 NJ added Delaware to the list of states that have to quarantine if your coming back from there? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (85Gof)

461 Hi-lift factory is literally within ten miles of my house. Seen them used on farms for decades. I cannot make one work. My brother has used one to pull up fence posts and clothesline posts and every other damn thing you could possibly use a jack to lift. I can't work them for anything.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (myjNJ)

462 Amalgamating DC and NoVa will create a new blue state

Is magma involved in that process?

Posted by: t-bird at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (DMQdU)

463 Everyone needs to have that ability to question their position, reconsider, reexamine, decide if its valid. If you cannot, or will not do so... there's something really wrong with both you and your positions.

I mentioned to one of the GOPe cruise brigade of NeverTrumpers that one of the key virtues of a true intellect is to ask yourself "what if I'm wrong?"

He laughed at me and said "no"


Christopher you are 1000 percent correct

One must always question...and especially one must question one's self!!! we used to know this!

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (j9HX3)

464 448 443 I had a VCR repair business (remember them?) when people actually brought them in to be repaired.

I can repair a VCR. If a DVD player goes wrong, its in the trash and buy a new one. That was the last era, the final gasp of stuff you could fix at home. Now its more expensive to get it repaired than to replace it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

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Gotta give Lightning Fast Video Repair some business. The old man they've been bilking for years might catch on at some point.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (LvTSG)

I just buy their merch. I wouldn't actually let Lightning Fast touch my VCR.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (ifmtJ)

465 So is PB Blaster.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious

Well, I do sometimes drink PB Blaster. When it is convenient and nothing else in the fridge.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (vcOmj)

466 So, the brownshirt brigade was busy for a couple weeks advertising a day of family fun and national park vandalism at Gettysburg on the 4th. Whatever became of that?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 07, 2020 12:22 PM (uquGJ)

467 449 I mentioned to one of the GOPe cruise brigade of NeverTrumpers that one of the key virtues of a true intellect is to ask yourself "what if I'm wrong?"

He laughed at me and said "no"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

Dunning-Krueger effect. People who are intellectually incompetent are too incompetent to recognize their own incompetence.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:22 PM (Kpl3J)

468 Well, we finished demobilizing the boat this morning at 0030. Then we rode 2 1/2 hours back to our equipment facility, then we all went home. I submit the crew timesheet this morning with 3 hours per man.

My boss: LOLGF maybe I'll pay you 30 minutes.

*job search intensifies*

Posted by: Vanya, Preview Announcer at July 07, 2020 12:22 PM (PAvX0)

469 Hills in Florida....East of Tampa there are some quite high landfills that if you could park on, would be steep enough. Of course you car would smell like shit afterwards.

Posted by: Colin at July 07, 2020 12:23 PM (txi5T)

470 Please read my fantastic defense of Tammy Duckworth, who called out Founding Fathers "dead white traitors"! It's a terrible essay but it's the best anyone without scruples can do on short notice and I needed the money!

Posted by: The Rev. Colonel David French, A Xantastic Guy! at July 07, 2020 12:23 PM (NVYyb)

471 464 Gotta give Lightning Fast Video Repair some business. The old man they've been bilking for years might catch on at some point.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (LvTSG)

I just buy their merch. I wouldn't actually let Lightning Fast touch my VCR.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (ifmtJ)

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Only thing I bought from them was Space Cop. I should have asked them to sign it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:23 PM (LvTSG)

472 but then the remainder of Virginia will be deep red again.



Net gain: two Republican Senators.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 07, 2020 12:13 PM (I2/tG)

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I wouldn't bet on that. The rot is creeping in everywhere, just as
it is in other places, like Texas. Don't forget that Beto came close to
beating Ted Cruz last time, when it should have been a blowout for
Cruz.



But here in VA, we have cities sprinkled all over that vote blue,
and we have a lot of colleges with kids who persuade other kids to
change their voter registration to that part of Virginia while they are
there, resulting in blue victories in what would normally be a red town.
I'm sure that goes on elsewhere too.



Posted by: bluebell at July 07, 2020 12:18 PM (/669Q)

yeah, the original idea that made sense even a few years ago was to give Nova (Arlington and Alexandria City) to DC and throw in Prince George's County and Montgomery County. It would have made one deep blue state and two red states. Today you really can't tell with Virginia.

At this point I say let Virginia counties join West Virginia. If nothing else, fewer would live in a place that doesn't respect their values. And there is a precedent for this.

Posted by: Quint at July 07, 2020 12:23 PM (hHxp2)

473 466 So, the brownshirt brigade was busy for a couple weeks advertising a day of family fun and national park vandalism at Gettysburg on the 4th. Whatever became of that?


oh didn't you hear it was full of racist "militias" or something

I don't care I'm just glad the people of PA prevented anything from happening

honestly I think it was just talk to get us scared and stop normal people from going to Gettysburg on the 4th

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (j9HX3)

474 Dunning-Krueger effect. People who are intellectually incompetent are too incompetent to recognize their own incompetence.

Sometimes you don't know that you don't know what you don't know.

Posted by: Almost Donald Rumsfeld at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (H5knJ)

475 >>and they are filling that need with nonsensical fanaticism and pure emotion, rejecting all logic, all notions of tolerance and civilized behavior, and bringing back all of the most terrible practices of the past that we thought we had put behind us forever. Witch Burnings, pogroms, auto-da-fe's, they're all back on the table, and the savages are dancing around the bonfires shrieking and howling for more victims.


The key word is "emotion."
They are operating solely on emotion, so you cannot counter them with emotion - that's what sets them off.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (bDqIh)

476 I don't trust anyone under 40, so...

I grew up in awe of older people. I don't know if it was taught or just innate, but seeing them and imagining all that they knew and had been through, all they have seen. My grandparents were born in the 1910s. They lived through the advent of airplanes, WWI, WW2, computers, space travel, television, movies, and the internet. They were at the beginning of cars.

That made me amazed. ALL THE THINGS THEY KNEW. I saw older people with this deep level of reverence and respect.

As I get older, that is less true, because the older people are less... respectable. You see some white-haired granny now and she probably has tattoos and nipple bars, and had an abortion after an LSD-fueled orgy at Woodstock.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (KZzsI)

477 446
You morons even know who's in charge of NASA.



Yep. The greys, in an alliance with DMT elves and freemasons.


i thought his middle initial was "j".

Posted by: Anachronda at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (sGtp+)

478 466 So, the brownshirt brigade was busy for a couple weeks advertising a day of family fun and national park vandalism at Gettysburg on the 4th. Whatever became of that?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 07, 2020 12:22 PM (uquGJ)

nothing, it was a social media hoax. One bit of good news from this, it confirms that Antifa and their sympathizers can only operate on their own territory, where they know compliant police forces and sympathetic local governments will back them up. They can't project power anywhere else.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)

479 The key word is "emotion."
They are operating solely on emotion, so you cannot counter them with emotion - that's what sets them off.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (bDqIh)

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Shit, logic sets them off.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (RU4sa)

480 >>>NJ added Delaware to the list of states that have to quarantine if your coming back from there?
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Hey, I think I'm in Delaware! Let me check with Jill.

Posted by: Sundown Joe Biden at July 07, 2020 12:25 PM (NVYyb)

481 nothing, it was a social media hoax. One bit of good news from this, it confirms that Antifa and their sympathizers can only operate on their own territory, where they know compliant police forces and sympathetic local governments will back them up. They can't project power anywhere else.


this is true Tom

and that "territory" is getting smaller by the day

well, certainly less populous! people are leaving the stinking cities

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:25 PM (j9HX3)

482
460 NJ added Delaware to the list of states that have to quarantine if your coming back from there? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup


We shall deny them our "no sales tax" essence!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 12:25 PM (pNxlR)

483 How can you go for a week's vacation if you can;t go anywhere?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (+mn3h)

Yeah, I really want to take a vacation, and I have a bunch of vacation time saved up, but there just isn't anywhere to go.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 07, 2020 12:25 PM (b4J4U)

484 You morons even know who's in charge of NASA.

Aliens.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:26 PM (3SIUH)

485 How does NJ enforce such a quarantine...?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at July 07, 2020 12:26 PM (Ve//x)

486 Some teachers want to go back to work. A lot of the working
form home thing is being driven by neurotic parents (corona will kill
the kids!!!) Trying to create online curriculum taught with an assist by parents who
don't really care (it's not my job!) is just creating more work, since the district is
trying to plan for regular school as well and to give a choice. Try getting elementary age
kids to sit still on a Zoom call, and dealing with 40 parent emails a day on how Zoom works. Most of the teachers just want to go back to
their classrooms.
But this is in texas, not a big union state.

Posted by: brak at July 07, 2020 12:26 PM (cG+eD)

487 368 Gen X may be more bitter and cynical than the previous generation because I think we were the first for which the old ways of keep your head down, work hard, get married, habe kids, and don't make waves and everything will work out just fine turned out to be untrue.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 12:02 PM (NWiLs)

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Personally, getting vaporized at Pear Harbor seemed more like my future for a while.

Thanks, The Day After!
Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:05 PM (RU4sa)

Heh. There was that. Although, even at that age, I came to realize that it was all anti-Reagan propaganda. I was pretty savvy when it came to that sort of thing. As to my own life, not as much.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 12:26 PM (NWiLs)

488 Yep. The greys, in an alliance with DMT elves and freemasons.

i thought his middle initial was "j".



It's the motherfucking variant.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 07, 2020 12:26 PM (gd9RK)

489 How does NJ enforce such a quarantine...?
Posted by: WitchDoktor, back to no one giving a damn. at July 07, 2020 12:26 PM (Ve//x)

Not well

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:26 PM (85Gof)

490 Whoa Nelly!

You want to talk about how Covid is bullshit and political, not science?

They just canceled the State Fair of Texas.

They DIDN'T cancel the State Fair during the Gold Standard, the 1918 Pandemic, where you literally had bodies dying in the streets.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM (iUBwE)

491 >>Shit, logic sets them off.


Heh, that, too

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM (bDqIh)

492 You can still get good value out of your VCR. It gives really great fidelity recordings and you can get 6 hours of music on one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM (KZzsI)

493 475

The key word is "emotion."

They are operating solely on emotion, so you cannot counter them with emotion - that's what sets them off.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM

Yep, the old saying...

"You can't reason someone out of something they first did not reason themselves into."

When you cite facts or statistics and they respond with "you're a racist!", there's no opportunity there to get through. For them, emotion trumps logic and reason.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM (Do5/p)

494 Whoa Nelly!



You want to talk about how Covid is bullshit and political, not science?



They just canceled the State Fair of Texas.



Abbott is co-opted.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM (3SIUH)

495 Harvard is talking about going all-video next semester in the fall... but they still won't lower their tuition. Because, F you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

496 According to thebradfordfile, "Ghislaine Maxwell apparently has tapes, log books, and is going to cooperate."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yamgfezy

I hope beyond hope this is correct. I also hope some patriot leaks it all before it gets hidden in the same vaults as Obama's grades.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 07, 2020 12:28 PM (YYlyE)

497 What I'm trying to say is, yes, Never Trump are vampires.

And assholes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (ifmtJ)

498 They just canceled the State Fair of Texas.
but the Texas/OU game will still happen right? can't lose that money

Posted by: brak at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (cG+eD)

499 496 According to thebradfordfile, "Ghislaine Maxwell apparently has tapes, log books, and is going to cooperate."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yamgfezy

I hope beyond hope this is correct. I also hope some patriot leaks it all before it gets hidden in the same vaults as Obama's grades.
Posted by: bonhomme at July 07, 2020 12:28 PM (YYlyE)

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I look forward to the next film to win the Cannes Palme d'Or.

It will be titled, "Epstein was a Hero," and it will be all about how raping young people gives the elite insight into world affairs that the little people could never dream of attaining.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (LvTSG)

500 Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (j9HX3)

So the re-enactors showed up? Good to hear. Inspector was really worried until I told him the idiots had been advertising and would have no chance at a surprise attack. Then it just fell off Twitter like it had never been mentioned.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (uquGJ)

501 I think the reason the late 60s riots had more bombings is because more people in that time had the knowledge to construct one.

Today's rioters have barely mastered starting a fire that won't go out.

Small blessings, I suppose, to be thankful for in our dumbed-down society.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (lW69B)

502 As I get older, that is less true, because the older
people are less... respectable. You see some white-haired granny now
and she probably has tattoos and nipple bars, and had an abortion after
an LSD-fueled orgy at Woodstock.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:24 PM (KZzsI)

No.no,no,no,no. Have you not seen a pussy hat rally? Have you not seen an Antifa rally? Have you not seen a BLM rally? It is this generation with the tatoos and nipple rings and the pink hair. Are you kidding me? How many white haired people have you seen at one of these "gatherings"?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (+mn3h)

503 I hope beyond hope this is correct.

Me too. I don't care if it includes video footage of Trump and Cruz double teaming a 13 year old, I want THEM ALL TO BURN AND TEAR IT ALL DOWN NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (KZzsI)

504
I was informed by my SJW DiL that the banning of the Paw Patrol series for its positive portrayal of police (the "Chase" character) was merely trolling by someone or another. Whatevs.

Her own son loves that series and that character.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 12:29 PM (pNxlR)

505 Abbott needs to be impeached or recalled.


Whatever the process is.

Posted by: Cough On Them at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (KgzRF)

506 The Electoral College is off topic by now...

I imagine that when the general public was first allowed to vote for President they actually voted for individual Electors who pledged to vote vote for a particular individual Presidential candidate or type of candidate. A state would then often if not always split their Electors pledged party preference by this mechanism. Then the first round of popular vote 'winner takes all' buy voting en masse state wide for all the Electors in a lump sum. At some point the States decided the names of individual Electors is irrelevant so you vote for the Presidential Candidate now.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (1g7ch)

507 When you cite facts or statistics and they respond with "you're a racist!", there's no opportunity there to get through. For them, emotion trumps logic and reason.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM (Do5/p)

And then the age old equation applies - when you are in serious conflict with someone like that, and you cannot find a reasonable way out, then you have only two options; surrender, or start shooting.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (Kpl3J)

508 Harvard is talking about going all-video next semester in the fall... but they still won't lower their tuition. Because, F you.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

Lower? fuck they raised the tuition. I shit you not. LOL
Community college baby, Community college

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (85Gof)

509 You morons even know who's in charge of NASA.
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Billy Bob Thornton. Duh.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (dfRN6)

510 i thought his middle initial was "j".

A number of people think it's H.

Posted by: Heysoos at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (DMUuz)

511 I hope beyond hope this is correct. I also hope some patriot leaks it all before it gets hidden in the same vaults as Obama's grades.
Posted by: bonhomme at July 07, 2020 12:28 PM (YYlyE)

Yeah, we're gonna go ahead and bury all of this to...

Um...

Protect the victims' privacy. Yeah, that's it. Plus a lot of this stuff is underage girls and we can't release it because it's kiddie porn, plus ongoing investigation and fuck you.

Posted by: Vanya, FBI Spokesman at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (PAvX0)

512 How many white haired people have you seen at one of these "gatherings"?

lots actually, it's the Mary Cloggenstein demographic, the of old lesbian cat ladies

Posted by: brak at July 07, 2020 12:31 PM (cG+eD)

513 I hope beyond hope this is correct. I also hope some patriot leaks it all before it gets hidden in the same vaults as Obama's grades.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 07, 2020 12:28 PM (YYlyE)

I hope she's entrusted someone to release it if she dies.

Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 12:31 PM (X/Pw5)

514 So this means Trump will win every Electoral College vote.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 07, 2020 12:31 PM (QMwOT)

515 According to thebradfordfile, "Ghislaine Maxwell apparently has tapes, log books, and is going to cooperate."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yamgfezy

I hope beyond hope this is correct. I also hope some patriot leaks it all before it gets hidden in the same vaults as Obama's grades.
Posted by: bonhomme


Gloria Allred is Ghislane Maxwell's lawyer.

Look for this all to play out on the talking heads' shows on cable news.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 07, 2020 12:31 PM (vcOmj)

516 Battery is dead? No problem. Park facing downhill.


I have a manual transmission, in my 15 year old car. It can't be started that way. You have to have power to the computer that runs the engine, and I think the computer senses the starter motor wasn't engaged and won't allow the engine any fuel.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 12:32 PM (YHjfS)

517 471 464 Gotta give Lightning Fast Video Repair some business. The old man they've been bilking for years might catch on at some point.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:19 PM (LvTSG)

I just buy their merch. I wouldn't actually let Lightning Fast touch my VCR.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:21 PM (ifmtJ)

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Only thing I bought from them was Space Cop. I should have asked them to sign it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:23 PM (LvTSG)

I was a regular Patreon supporter and own most of their merch. I quit Patreon over politics and over how much money I was giving away each month.

They provide entertainment and I don't mind paying them for it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:32 PM (ifmtJ)

518 I still wonder what was on Weiner's laptop that had grizzled NYPD detectives puking.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (lW69B)

519 If you want to liquidate that VCR testing gear, TapeHeads Forum is probably the place to do it.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (Rk2nE)

520 And then the age old equation applies - when you are in serious conflict with someone like that, and you cannot find a reasonable way out, then you have only two options; surrender, or start shooting.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (Kpl3J)

I see you've been married.

Posted by: Just here for the jokes at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (5jlML)

521 Are you kidding me? How many white haired people have you seen at one of these "gatherings"?

Nancy Pelosi is the generation that's white haired grannies these days. Yes, there are older ones who aren't from that pit of Satan but increasingly the elderly are not respectable or honorable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

522 Maxwell may have been Epstein's trusted dead man switch.
And chocked.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (1g7ch)

523 64 They get really angry and huffy when you explain it too no matter how nice you are about it or how careful you are. They are more angry that you showed them you are wrong than that someone taught them crap.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 11:16 AM (KZzsI)
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This one I find puzzling, and maybe my experience is completely exceptional. When I was in college and took the "US History Until 1865" survey course, they talked about the 3/5 clause accurately: to reduce the representative distribution for slave states, since slaves are not full citizens. And this wasn't that long ago (less than 20 years) and in a *very* liberal/left-wing college.

Was my experience exceptional, or did this pivot happen in 2008 when the universities went completely bonkers?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 07, 2020 11:19 AM (hYcqw+
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I learned this my senior year in High School, way back in 1978. We even touched on it in Junior high school. To not understand the concept requires vigorous disinformation by the "teachers" and a complete lack of curiosity by the students.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (JNTt1)

524 518 I still wonder what was on Weiner's laptop that had grizzled NYPD detectives puking.


well I mean nude photos of Weiner would probably have me puking

but yeah I'm torn between curiosity and honestly never wanting to really know

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfPrivilege at July 07, 2020 12:34 PM (j9HX3)

525 Protect the victims' privacy. Yeah, that's it. Plus a lot of this stuff is underage girls and we can't release it because it's kiddie porn, plus ongoing investigation and fuck you.
Posted by: Vanya, FBI Spokesman at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM


We're recruiting. Give us a call, or drop us a text.

Posted by: Top. Men. at July 07, 2020 12:34 PM (DMUuz)

526 >>I have a manual transmission, in my 15 year old car. It can't be started that way. You have to have power to the computer that runs the engine, and I think the computer senses the starter motor wasn't engaged and won't allow the engine any fuel.


Really? Never ran into that issue, but my newest rig was a 2005 or so.

Posted by: garrett at July 07, 2020 12:34 PM (POdcg)

527 So, all you AR modders here (and I'm sure there are some), I have an old style forend on one of my AR's. Long story short, I'm trying to mount a light ad I need to grind/sand down the top of the handgrip to get the mounting screws deeper into the handgrip, past the heat shield.

Anything better than sandpaper and a metal file I should be using?

Advice much appreciated.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:34 PM (ifmtJ)

528 505 Abbott needs to be impeached or recalled.


Whatever the process is.
Posted by: Cough On Them at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (KgzRF)


Rolled back?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (kUmUV)

529 I still wonder what was on Weiner's laptop that had grizzled NYPD detectives puking.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (lW69B)

It turns out Epstein wrote fanfiction featuring a non-union cop that did his job and refused to obey illegal orders from his boss.

Posted by: Vanya, FBI Spokesman at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (PAvX0)

530 Maxwell may have been Epstein's trusted dead man switch.
And chocked.
Posted by: Burnt Toast


Hopefully she has one.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (iUBwE)

531 OT: I read that Mazda had developed a method to restart a car w/o using the starting motor by placing 1 cylinder at TDC with a fuel charge and hitting the spark when the engine needed to re-start. It was part of their start/stop function and not for cold starts, but I thought it was cool.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (xfb67)

532 Just offer to hand off DC to VA/MD and ask where to move the capital, since it can't stay as part of any state.



Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Grump928© at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (yQpMk)

533 517 I was a regular Patreon supporter and own most of their merch. I quit Patreon over politics and over how much money I was giving away each month.

They provide entertainment and I don't mind paying them for it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:32 PM (ifmtJ)

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I've thought about being a supporter, mostly to get updates a bit earlier about when they are going to release their next videos.

I want them to make another movie, mostly. I love Space Cop.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (LvTSG)

534 I think I have learned more from youtube and comments here than I learned in college.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (r+sAi)

535 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:34 PM (ifmtJ)


Hey Mark! I hit you back on email and I think I found the one that got lost.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (NWiLs)

536 The Electoral College is racist.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM (VWp7G)

I'm not interested until they play some good schools, like SEC teams...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 07, 2020 12:36 PM (+NdM9)

537 535 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:34 PM (ifmtJ)


Hey Mark! I hit you back on email and I think I found the one that got lost.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (NWiLs)

groovy

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:36 PM (ifmtJ)

538 To not understand the concept requires vigorous disinformation by the "teachers" and a complete lack of curiosity by the students.

Its the Zinnification of American History education.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:36 PM (KZzsI)

539 Maxwell may have been Epstein's trusted dead man switch.
And chocked.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (1g7ch)

Bang bang Maxwell's Seagate hard drive came down, on their head

Bang bang Maxwell then got doxxed out and now, she is dead

Posted by: Vanya, FBI Spokesman at July 07, 2020 12:37 PM (PAvX0)

540
Just wander over to a bunch of teenagers grown-ass adults and offer $50 for a halfway decent explanation of our government, or even just the electoral college. Odds are that you will keep your money.

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FIFY.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 07, 2020 12:37 PM (oJN+m)

541 Nancy has gray hair, that can't be. The last pic I saw of her, her skin was as smooth as a babys butt. Of course she has to stay out of the rain, or she would melt.

Posted by: Colin at July 07, 2020 12:37 PM (txi5T)

542 Nancy Pelosi is the generation that's white haired
grannies these days. Yes, there are older ones who aren't from that pit
of Satan but increasingly the elderly are not respectable or honorable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

You know that this is pretty insulting for those of us here who are part of that generation who in no way resemble Nancy Pelosi. Your painting all o f us wth that broad brush is just nasty. I'm not as old as she is but up there and never, ever held the kind of views that she holds. She is an elitist pig and I really resent you putting me in that class.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 12:37 PM (+mn3h)

543 Harvard is talking about going all-video next semester in the fall

ICE is kicking out foreign students on visas of colleges that are going virtual-only.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:38 PM (3SIUH)

544 543 Harvard is talking about going all-video next semester in the fall

ICE is kicking out foreign students on visas of colleges that are going virtual-only.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:38 PM (3SIUH)

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Maybe Harvard can cover the lost income by digging into their endowment fund.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:39 PM (LvTSG)

545 "You can teach your kids till you're blue in the face, but ultimately, they are gonna do their own thing, especially when it comes to their peers."

I agree. It's funny to see the comment "the parents are to blame", as if kids do what their parents want them to. Kids of hippy parents probably end up more conservative, just to stick it to their parents.

Posted by: Chris M at July 07, 2020 12:39 PM (eAZVt)

546 533 517 I was a regular Patreon supporter and own most of their merch. I quit Patreon over politics and over how much money I was giving away each month.

They provide entertainment and I don't mind paying them for it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:32 PM (ifmtJ)

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I've thought about being a supporter, mostly to get updates a bit earlier about when they are going to release their next videos.

I want them to make another movie, mostly. I love Space Cop.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (LvTSG)

I just take 'em as they come. They don't really provide much value for their patron, which is fine. I want them making content, not responding to emails and posts and whatnot.

It's more of a regular tip mechanism. But I had to pull the plug and cancel my Patreon account and once you do that, you can't go back.

Which is fine, too.

I own Space Cop but I'm not really a fan of it. I suppose its in the 'so bad its good camp'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:39 PM (ifmtJ)

547 That's right, George I of England, father of the Hanoverian line.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 07, 2020 11:17 AM (pNxlR)

All of the "German George's" were Electors of Hanover, until the Holy Roman Empire collapsed under Napoleon. That's why there were Hanoverian troops in the Colonies during the War for Independence, along with the Hessian mercenaries.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 07, 2020 12:39 PM (kapIh)

548 A man who judges by the group is a peawit.

Posted by: Buster Kilrain at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (4zyav)

549 Whoa Nelly!

You want to talk about how Covid is bullshit and political, not science?

They just canceled the State Fair of Texas.

They DIDN'T cancel the State Fair during the Gold Standard, the 1918 Pandemic, where you literally had bodies dying in the streets.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM


They cancelled the Big E up here in MA, too.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (ejd/p)

550
I hope she's entrusted someone to release it if she dies.
Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 12:31 PM (X/Pw5)

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If? Really? If?

Posted by: Empress Thundershart at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (oJN+m)

551 528 505 Abbott needs to be impeached or recalled.
Whatever the process is.
Posted by: Cough On Them at July 07, 2020 12:30 PM (KgzRF)
Rolled back?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (kUmUV)

LOL - that's about all. Texas has no statewide recall, and Impeachment? The Lege won't be back in session until 2021, and it's more liberal than Abbott is. GOP-e owns it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (Kpl3J)

552 539 Maxwell may have been Epstein's trusted dead man switch.
And chocked.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 07, 2020 12:33 PM (1g7ch)

Bang bang Maxwell's Seagate hard drive came down, on their head

Bang bang Maxwell then got doxxed out and now, she is dead
Posted by: Vanya, FBI Spokesman at July 07, 2020 12:37 PM (PAvX0)

Hmmm, even though Julian Assange has served the 10 month Prison Sentence British Courts gave him, they are holding him without Bail, while they figure out his extradition to the US.

They have now delayed that hearing, AGIAN, this time to September.

Wonder if there could be a connection to Maxwell's data.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (NgKpN)

553 546 I own Space Cop but I'm not really a fan of it. I suppose its in the 'so bad its good camp'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at July 07, 2020 12:39 PM (ifmtJ)

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I see it as exactly their type of humor in feature length form, and I find it really funny.

I mean, humor is really subjective, so I get it when it doesn't have that wide of appeal. However, I do find it really odd that many of their regular fans don't really think it works.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (LvTSG)

554 505
Abbott needs to be impeached or recalled.


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I moved to TX to escape this nonsense. If he wants to make it East California I'd rather he just change the highway signs on the borders and stake his claim instead of this weaseling.

Posted by: sharksauce at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (DFZnL)

555 Abbott needs to be impeached or recalled.





Whatever the process is.


I'm giving him a little more time. I think he has been getting left wing political advice masquerading as medical advice. I wrote him a letter suggesting he put anyone giving him advice on Covid-19 under oath, as part of an official government inquiry - with perjury penalties in play.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (YHjfS)

556 Me too. I don't care if it includes video footage of Trump and Cruz double teaming a 13 year old, I want THEM ALL TO BURN AND TEAR IT ALL DOWN NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS

100%

I do not care who it burns. Kiddy fuckers need to be ripped out of society and burned to the ground.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 07, 2020 12:41 PM (YYlyE)

557 The Electoral College is racist.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 07, 2020 11:14 AM (VWp7G)
.........

I thought their admissions were affirmative action.

Posted by: wth at July 07, 2020 12:41 PM (v0R5T)

558 You know that this is pretty insulting for those of us here who are part of that generation who in no way resemble Nancy Pelosi. Your painting all o f us wth that broad brush is just nasty

Sure, which is why I say things like "increasingly" to indicate that not all are that way, but more and more are. You never EVER saw someone your mom's generation like that. You do see Boomer grannies like that. This is a change which I find distasteful and problematic.

Don't you?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 07, 2020 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

559 They DIDN'T cancel the State Fair during the Gold Standard, the 1918 Pandemic, where you literally had bodies dying in the streets.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 07, 2020 12:27 PM

They cancelled the Big E up here in MA, too.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (ejd/p)

They are clearing the decks to make sure that the Covid "Crisis" lasts all the way up until November 3rd. That's what worries me most about this election.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:41 PM (Kpl3J)

560 Does Jizzlane have a newsletter?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 07, 2020 12:42 PM (EgshT)

561 OT: I read that Mazda had developed a method to restart a car w/o using the starting motor by placing 1 cylinder at TDC with a fuel charge and hitting the spark when the engine needed to re-start. It was part of their start/stop function and not for cold starts, but I thought it was cool.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 07, 2020 12:35 PM (xfb67)


Sounds like the sort of thing they'd do. My Mazda uses regenerative braking to charge a capacitor to run the hotel loads (AC/radio/lights) at a stop for a couple minutes. Doesn't shut off the engine, just decouples the alternator from those loads. And it's a 2016. Mazda does a lot of little slick engineering tricks and puts them under a silly marketing name like "i-ELOOP", and then nobody ever hears about it.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 12:42 PM (t+qrx)

562 I moved to TX to escape this nonsense. If he wants to make it East California I'd rather he just change the highway signs on the borders and stake his claim instead of this weaseling.
Posted by: sharksauce at July 07, 2020 12:40 PM (DFZnL)

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Just be lucky you're not stationed at Ft. Hood.

Seems to be a death sentence for some there as of late.

Posted by: SMH at July 07, 2020 12:42 PM (RU4sa)

563 NJ added Delaware to the list of states that have to quarantine if your coming back from there?
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Jackass Murphy posturing in his little psychodrama for national media attention.

things are gonna get sporty here when that $600 UE bonus expires at the end of July.

Posted by: BluesFish at July 07, 2020 12:42 PM (phsU2)

564 Hope ace didn't get the ronas.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 07, 2020 12:44 PM (3SIUH)

565 Nood, since it looks like nobody called one.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 12:45 PM (t+qrx)

566 They are clearing the decks to make sure that the Covid "Crisis" lasts all the way up until November 3rd. That's what worries me most about this election.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:41 PM


And our RINO governor is expanding mail in voting. Because no one should have to choose between voting and their health. Ffs, Charlie, switch parties already. You're fooling no one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 07, 2020 12:45 PM (ejd/p)

567 "by placing 1 cylinder at TDC with a fuel charge and hitting the spark when the engine needed to re-start."

It would have to be after TDC, probably by a significant amount. The compression would all leak out after a second or two, and the only combustion air would be the volume above the piston, at ambient pressure. Then you hit it with the direct injection and spark, and bang-zoom.

Posted by: Chris M at July 07, 2020 12:45 PM (eAZVt)

568 OT

What do I put on a job application cover letter? Besides "I'm awesome and I think your company is totes awesome and I'd really like it if you'd give me money to do stuff for you."?

Posted by: Vanya, FBI Spokesman at July 07, 2020 12:45 PM (PAvX0)

569 You never EVER saw someone your mom's generation like that. You do see Boomer grannies like that.

That is not true. I had an Aunt and Uncle back in the 50's who were close to Communists. My best friend's mom and dad - when I was 10 years old were Commies, and he grew up to be one too.

Posted by: An Observation at July 07, 2020 12:46 PM (YHjfS)

570 wait, no it isn't

it's some transdimensional thread

Look I don't know how this shit works

Posted by: hogmartin at July 07, 2020 12:46 PM (t+qrx)

571 TX (and AZ and CA) have, mostly, just imported part of Mexico's curve. And they were later, so more towards the peak.

And all of this - "quarantines" between states (!!), contact tracing, cancelling "mass spreader" events, is absolute junk non-science public health.

The "climate" nonsense relies entirely on implausible and completely baseless hypotheses about unknowns - this "crisis" is seeing something that's worse, in a way. Abandonment of actual knowns, and logic, and common sense. Coupled with a magically disappearing constitution (and magically elastic state constitutions), whoa. Really not much limit on what might be done now.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 07, 2020 12:48 PM (El6T/)

572 What do I put on a job application cover letter? Besides "I'm awesome and I think your company is totes awesome and I'd really like it if you'd give me money to do stuff for you."?
Posted by: Vanya, FBI Spokesman at July 07, 2020 12:45 PM (PAvX0)

I try to give a summary of my experience that matches up to their job requirements.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 07, 2020 12:49 PM (b4J4U)

573 558
No, I really don;t see it that way. I certainly do not want to be like my Mom's generation that were housewives who did an excellent job of taking care of the kids and going shopping. I had two successful careers and worked for everything I have. I don;t know anyone who has pink hair and tattoos and nipple rings and I live in one of the most liberal states in the country. I also notice that you only refer to elderly women. ? So men with tattoos and nipple rings are okay and they do not lose their reason as they get older, only women?
The Tea Party rallies had quite a few older people and I never once saw anyone who looked like that.
Where the hell do yoiu live that you even see people like that?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 07, 2020 12:49 PM (+mn3h)

574 Anybody who doesn't know that the virus, the lockdowns, the masks and the riots are purposeful political ploys for the election by this point is beyond logical reach.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 07, 2020 12:57 PM (r+sAi)

575 I have a solution. On Election Day, put all the electors on the field in a stadium with the majority voters in the stands and give each voter a bag of rocks.

Posted by: Sooner - White Blue-eyed Debil at July 07, 2020 01:23 PM (Fs5vw)

576 People who are intellectually incompetent are too incompetent to recognize their own incompetence. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 12:22 PM (Kpl3J)

Or competence in another. The political problem in a nutshell.

How did D-K get credit for a teaching of Plato? It's not a new finding.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 07, 2020 01:33 PM (BRkq2)

577 574 Anybody who doesn't know that the virus, the lockdowns, the masks and the riots are purposeful political ploys for the election by this point is beyond logical reach.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 07, 2020 12:57 PM (r+sAi)

Sad but likely true.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 07, 2020 01:36 PM (BRkq2)

578 The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would come undone in a New York minute if it was ever going to work in favor of a Republican rather than a Democrat.

Posted by: RalphF at July 07, 2020 02:08 PM (B4RPl)

579 Regarding the comments about beans in chili, at my age I can't eat beans without extremely dire consequences.

Posted by: RalphF at July 07, 2020 02:12 PM (B4RPl)

580 55 27 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 07, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)
Lawyers pretty much suck...'til you need one.
Posted by: BignJames at July 07, 2020 11:11 AM (X/Pw5)

It's always struck me as darkly amusing that people like to quote "First thing, let's kill all the lawyers" without knowing it's context.

Jack Cade is a criminal, a ruffian, the proto-marxist BLM leader of his day, talking to his followers about how they plan to destroy all authority and take over. Dick is one of his henchmen.

"JACK CADE. I thank you, good people; there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers, and worship me their lord.

DICK. The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 07, 2020 11:18 AM (Kpl3J)
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Thank you for the context.

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