Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (7/15/20)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"[The bear was] just looking for food, and then I don't think he [was] planning on encountering me either … I think the message, if any, is just to stay aware, be cautious, you know, when you're coming into the wilderness,"Dave Chernosky


Quote II

“To make a real impact in the world, we need the whole industry to change. Just offering at Burger King is kind of like a drop in the ocean.”Fernando Machado, Burger King’s global chief marketing officer


Quote III

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S. Grant


Quote IV

“Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.”L. Ron Hubbard


Quote V

"[Slavery] is this institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress," Asheville, NC Councilwoman Shaneika Smith


Quote VI

"There are a bunch of idiots who weren’t even born when I was in show business, who want to try to explain to me what’s funny, what I can say, what’s problematic, what I should say, what I need to apologize for. Why would I listen to those idiots?"Adam Carolla

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Here's hoping that Burger King goes broke after going woke..........


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There are some young Morons out there. Amirite?

Teenagers are using face masks to dress up as old people and buy alcohol

The cheeky - and illegal - trend is sweeping TikTok with gleeful teens getting away with bags of booze without being challenged to provide ID as the face covering hides their youthful looks

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Do you have a big heart and a bigger wallet? Airbnb might be the expenditure for you.

After the COVID-19 pandemic obliterated Airbnb revenues across the globe, the short-term-rental platform has begun asking guests to chip in by sending "kindness cards" that include cash donations to their former hosts — who have seen billions of dollars in revenue vanish in recent months as travel has ground to a halt because of the pandemic.

The new tool appears to be another effort to assuage hosts' financial concerns, this time by soliciting contributions from former guests. An Airbnb spokesperson told Business Insider that 100% of the proceeds from the kindness cards would go to the hosts.

"In the spirit of rekindling connections, we developed a new feature that allows guests to send virtual cards with messages of support and encouragement to hosts who provided excellent hospitality. If they wish, guests have the option to add a voluntary financial contribution," the spokesperson said.


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Wow. Time flies. Remembering Original AC/DC Singer Bon Scott 40 Years After His Death

Talk to non-fans of AC/DC and you might hear that they’ve gotten away with playing essentially the same song for 40-plus years. Talk to fans like Pete Stone, who organized a convoy of bands covering AC/DC along Perth’s Canning Highway this past February, and you’ll hear a deep appreciation for their consistency: “AC/DC’s reach is actually phenomenal,” Stone told The Guardian. “They discovered this formula early on and they just stayed true to it. I think there’s something about that that resonates with people, it’s like a constant known in your life.” No matter what’s happening in the world, AC/DC will always sound the same.

That’s quite an accomplishment for a band that suffered one of the greatest losses a rock and roll band can early in their career—the death of iconic singer and songwriter Bon Scott, who passed away after a night of heavy drinking and possible heroin use in 1980. The band had just released their massive Highway to Hell and were at work on their seventh album, the chart-breaking Back in Black. The two albums mark the dividing line between the band’s two “eras”—the Bon Scott years, only five in total, and the 36 years of recording and touring with Scott’s replacement, English singer Brian Johnson.



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Oh my a day that ends in Y. A new outrage for the left.

Ivanka Trump helps Goya ‘buy-cott’ with message in Spanish; AOC and the left are up in arms

First daughter Ivanka Trump has entered the Goya Foods tug of war, with the senior adviser to President Donald Trump featuring the company’s slogan in a tweet.

“If it’s Goya, it has to be good,” the president’s daughter tweeted, along with a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya black beans in a Vanna White-like pose.

And to be sure the message reached as far as it could, Ivanka repeated the slogan in Spanish: “Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”


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Daniel Synder, owner of a lousy NFL team and a man with no balls...............
Possibly NSFW - Language


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I'm not a math expert. I'm no mega business owner. And I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But I know a little bit about math. How not to run a business. In fact, the company's annual marketing budget was more than double its annual sales revenue.

The self-titled "King of Instagram", Dan Bilzerian, now also appears to be the "King of Lighting Cash On Fire".

That's because Bilzerian's new pot company, Ignite International, looks like it's about to go up in smoke. The company torched $50 million in cash last year after raising $19.9 million in convertible debt and $23.7 million from a short term promissory note.

If the company winds up surviving, it may have to enter a toxic financing spiral that could decimate the company's shareholders further than they already have been.


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Minnehopelis, is flush with cash.

MINNEAPOLIS — The taxpayers of Minneapolis will pay a $152,000 bill for security services given to three members of the City Council who received death threats following their calls to defund the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The three council members, Andrea Jenkins (Ward , Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9), were granted a security detail shortly after Memorial Day, which cost the city about $4,500 a day and ended on June 29, according to KMSP.

The private security detail was not known publicly, until the KMSP Investigators reported the details on June 26. At that point, the city said the cost was $63,000.

However, city officials acknowledged the cost of the security details came to $152,400, which represents the total paid to two private security companies: Aegis and Belcom. The firms were reportedly hired because police officials were overwhelmed following Floyd’s custodial death with the demonstrations and riots that ensued for weeks after.

I guess they get what they deserve..........

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Son-Of-A-Bitch!! I didn't even have a chance to get a Kanye For Prez bumper sticker.

Less than two weeks after announcing his 2020 bid for office on July 4, Kanye West has reportedly ended his run for president. According to a Tuesday report from New York magazine, the billionaire rapper told election strategist Steve Kramer he has abandoned the campaign.

“He’s out,” Kramer told New York after reps for the rapper reportedly went dark last week.

Asked for an explanation for West’s swift exit from his short-lived, late-entry run, Kramer responded: “I’ll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff canceled.”

Prior to West’s rumored exit from the race, the rapper was reportedly making headway, getting his name on ballots in various states and even reportedly polling at two percent in a recent presidential poll.

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The ONT Is Always Looking Out For You TM


Our local Wally World has the mask requirement going on. I wonder what would happen going in like this. Oh, I know it's Wally World. It would be considered sane.


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The ONT can not be accused of not having cute, at least once in a blue moon.


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LOLGF, my Humanitarian meter is broke. You reap what you sow.

Police violence is gun violence, or so says Shannon Watts and other gun control activists, but in Portland, Oregon, the dismantling of the police department’s Gun Violence Reduction Team has coincided with a spike in shootings across the city. KPTV in Portland is reporting that the number of shootings in July of this year is almost 400% higher than July of 2019, and the Portland Police Chief Chuck Lowell is hinting that that the elimination of the police unit may be contributing to the spike in crime.

Last week, police say five people were killed in a span of 24 hours, including 18-year-old Shai-India Harris, who was shot near Southeast 84th and Flavel. Family members said the shooting occurred after Harris had an argument with her boyfriend.

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Our country isn't perfect. But at least it's not a 3rd rate Socialist banana republic. Yet.

Under a ‘regular’ schedule, running water should return to this area of Caracas sometime during Wednesday. As things have gotten worse, it can either be Thursday, Friday, or even at a later day.

As soon as it starts to return here the word is rapidly spread through the community’s chat groups, the same is done when it gets cut so buildings can get ready and brace for the inevitable.

These announcements are followed by a tense moment of intense anticipation, as we wait for the water to reach our building

And then eventually…

That’s the sound of bliss.

When we begin to celebrate the return of something that shouldn’t have been gone in the first place—that’s when you realize how much they’ve broken us. There we are, with our metaphorical legs broken, celebrating that they’re letting us borrow a pair of broken clutches for a few hours/days.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



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We have all forgotten where we laid the keys. Somehow we haven't forgotten the crack pipe up our ass. The Genius Award Winner.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A woman told St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies she forgot about a drug pipe that an X-ray apparently determined was in her anus, an affidavit states.

The case of the 34-year-old lady with an apparent crack pipe sequestered in her hindquarters happened June 12 after 3 a.m.

Investigators went to Orange Avenue and Rock Road west of Fort Pierce near the St. Lucie County Jail after a report of a possible impaired driver.


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Sad and happy all rolled into one story. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Washington Township officers were called for a k9 in distress. Akela, a boxer/mastiff mix had gotten loose and found herself stuck in mucky water in a local pond.

Officer John Kuligowski found a nearby kayak and paddled out to Akela.

Akela was in high spirits after her ordeal and even posed for a few quick pictures before being turned over to Animal Control Solutions.

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1 heh

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (AiZBA)

2 Evenin' guvnas and govnesses

Posted by: stumck at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (uksaT)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (arJlL)

4 Nuff said...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (HuH1F)

5 My work here is done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (eTZoJ)

6 Apparently

Posted by: GnuBreed - Z4rgH at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (Z4rgH)

7 End of watch. Night all.

Posted by: iandeal at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (lQOm/)

8 good evening

Posted by: wing at July 15, 2020 10:03 PM (JFzNN)

9 Howdy, y'all.

Posted by: Bert G at July 15, 2020 10:03 PM (OMsf+)

10 Curses, nonetheless another beautiful photo, thank you MisHum!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 15, 2020 10:03 PM (eTZoJ)

11 That picture is proof that God exists.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 15, 2020 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

12 I have some English in me, so when my kids pulled my finger I was an English Tooter.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 15, 2020 10:03 PM (AiZBA)

13 Nice Bryce.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (wPVhA)

14 English tooter? Is that like farting with a British accent?

Posted by: AF at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (RsPQq)

15 Thirſt!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (prJfn)

16 5 My work here is done!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 15, 2020 10:02 PM (eTZoJ)

Not until you show it to us.........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

17 13 Nice Bryce.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (wPVhA)

--Or Canyonlands?

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (oZuI0)

18 That picture is proof that God exists.
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 15, 2020 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

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OTOH, it proves nothing about the existence of Bigfoot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (wPVhA)

19 Urgently needed English Tooter

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:05 PM (TOyHQ)

20 Good evening folks. Look at all this space!

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 15, 2020 10:06 PM (67sg6)

21 On the whole, I'm rather glad Kanye is out of the race. I might have been able to accept Kanye West as President, but I'm just not ready for First Lady Kim Kardashian.

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 10:06 PM (Vgw1E)

22 tiene que ser bueno !

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:06 PM (zr5Kq)

23 -[The bear was] just looking for food, and then I don't think he [was] planning on encountering me either...I think the message, if any, is just to stay aware, be cautious, you know, when you're coming into the wilderness," Dave Chernosky-

You should make friends with the bear. Get to know him,live live him.

And one day, he'll get to know you like no one ever has.

"Things like, oh hey, your spleen is a bit of a different color."

Posted by: Zombie Timothy Tredwell at July 15, 2020 10:07 PM (Ojki1)

24 Amphitheater at Bryce Canyon. I was just there this afternoon. Great pic MH. Unfortunately at Rainbow Point 9,100 elevation half the people were wearing masks. Hypoxia by proxy.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:07 PM (7RTpD)

25 Titter > Tooter ?

Just throwing it out there....

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:08 PM (zr5Kq)

26 1 heh
Posted by: DR.WTF


Systemic First!

Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:08 PM (786Ro)

27 Hi Jewells! Have they reimposed a Covid dictatorship in KC, or was it there all along?

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 10:08 PM (Vgw1E)

28 Why can't we have systemic boobs?

Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:08 PM (786Ro)

29 I'm still caught up with the aggressive co-worker wife.

Posted by: Looking for More at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (OJ84k)

30 Yo man

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (IYHxL)

31 check out the screenshos before Twitter deletes it


https://twitter.com/Rockhammer16/status/
1283549665615642627

Anyone else pay attention to the leaked Twitter admin control panel? Note the 'Trends Blacklist' and 'Search Blacklist' buttons.

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (TOyHQ)

32 That picture is proof that God exists.

And why he didn't bother giving Indians the wheel.

Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (l0Lgi)

33 I'm guessing an English tooter isn't bagpipes.

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

34 Yo man
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (IYHxL)


Congrats on your purchasing skillz!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (eTZoJ)

35 Why can't we have systemic boobs?
Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:08 PM (786Ro)


20 bucks, same as in town. wait, what??

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (zr5Kq)

36 That Engrish Tooter is from the Austin area with a 512 area code...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (UUBmN)

37 And why he didn't bother giving Indians the wheel.
Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (l0Lgi)

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Wait. Indians don't have the wheel? How do they play roulette?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (wPVhA)

38 Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (TOyHQ)

Page not found.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

39 >>> 18 That picture is proof that God exists.
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 15, 2020 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

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OTOH, it proves nothing about the existence of Bigfoot.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (wPVhA)

I have a NAME you guys!!

Posted by: Daryl at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (0ReGO)

40 I'm guessing an English tooter isn't bagpipes.

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


Now a Celtic tooter is a whole different bag!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (eTZoJ)

41 Hodge Twins. I love these guys. No homo!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, So Very Tired at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (x8Wzq)

42 29 I'm still caught up with the aggressive co-worker wife.
Posted by: Looking for More at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (OJ84k)

you know that question is impossible to answer without knowing the cultural background and minority status of the wife and the coworker

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (TOyHQ)

43 Good evening, Horde!

Great ONT, MisHum!

The Burger King commercial--are we being plunked?

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (TdMsT)

44 >> 29 I'm still caught up with the aggressive co-worker wife.

Calm down!

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (o2vOl)

45 Venezuela. Saving urine to flush the toilet is a system ripe for improvement.

Posted by: klaftern at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (RuIsu)

46 "In the spirit of rekindling connections, we developed a new feature that allows guests to send virtual cards with messages of support and encouragement to hosts who provided excellent hospitality. If they wish, guests have the option to add a voluntary financial contribution," the spokesperson said.


LOLGF, Airbnb.

If you really want to make a diff, how about a new feature that allows guests to send virtual lamposts and ropes to the idiot politicians and MSM fellow-travelers who put the kibosh on the travel business?

Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (786Ro)

47 A few more months and I'll retire!


Pension is looking phat!

Posted by: Bagpipe Barr at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (EiNjl)

48 I have a NAME you guys!!
Posted by: Daryl at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (0ReGO)


I thought you were your other brother?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at July 15, 2020 10:12 PM (eTZoJ)

49 Received a scolding from my mommy Gov. (DeWhiner) as did all of my OH peeps today.

What a sanctimonious, ignorant, little twit.

I'll do none of what he asks/orders/commands.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 10:12 PM (Rvt88)

50 Punked!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

51 Tooter family was better than the Wind Sore family.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, So Very Tired at July 15, 2020 10:12 PM (x8Wzq)

52 Charlamagne tha god,(who or whatever that is) says Nick Cannon firing proves "Jewish people have the power". Yeesh.

Posted by: AF at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (RsPQq)

53 A few more months and I'll retire!
Pension is looking phat!
Posted by: Bagpipe Barr at July 15, 2020 10:11 PM (EiNjl)


That and the off the books Caymans accounts, you and Fauci are going to be in fat city!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (eTZoJ)

54 Burger King didn't just "get woke" recently, it is their brand. They are the guys who went all in with the Impossible Whopper and they are guys who made light of leftists throwing milk shakes at conservative politicians int the UK. There was also the absurd "it is ok not to be happy meal" stunt they tried that no one understood or cared about.

Someone should ask Burger King why their restaurants are dirty and why they have been crushed by the likes of Mcdonalds, Five Guys, and Chick Fil A. And I am not bashing just to bash, the place has serious issues. The Burger King employees I have interacted with are much less friendly than those from the previously mentioned restaurants.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (hHxp2)

55 try this MisHum

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yca6chf8

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (TOyHQ)

56 That Engrish Tooter is from the Austin area with a 512 area code...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (UUBmN)

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Could be a tooter con hooters, eh cabron?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (wPVhA)

57 Hey all
Driving through Nebraska
Now that's said back to the 450 miles of straight road

Posted by: Harley at July 15, 2020 10:14 PM (QfSXK)

58 Tooter family was better than the Wind Sore family.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, So Very Tired at July 15, 2020 10:12 PM (x8Wzq)


groan

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 15, 2020 10:14 PM (AiZBA)

59 If Snyder really wants to stick it to the NFL, the PC rage mob, and that worthless piece of shit Goodell, he needs to re-name the team, the Washington "Team Formerly Known as the REDSKINS"

Posted by: Al Bundy at July 15, 2020 10:14 PM (Z7toj)

60 Hey, Jefferson Starship! I never understood all the hate they (and Starship) got for some of their music. Then again, I was named after a Starship song, so I may be biased.

Also, there was a black bear wandering around my city and the neighboring one here in WI, going into people's yards and going after bird feeders. A friend of a friend who keeps a few bee hives scared it away from their yard just before it reached the bees.

Posted by: JediArashi at July 15, 2020 10:14 PM (iHy1k)

61 vmom, unless I'm doing something wrong that tweet is already gone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

62 Nick Cannon, meet the Dick Cannon.

Posted by: Drink Like Peter North at July 15, 2020 10:14 PM (v29r9)

63 Wait. Indians don't have the wheel? How do they play roulette?

Cultural appropriation...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at July 15, 2020 10:15 PM (ZSK0i)

64 Thank you for another wonderful ONT, top to bottom, Mis Hum!

The photo up top of Bryce Canyon is awesome (but even more awesome in person) and loved the Mystery Click behind it.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:15 PM (WFcrO)

65 I retract half the stuff I said about Laura Ingraham. She is actually tackling the mask bullshit with actual science and scientists.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:15 PM (RkalO)

66 TOOTER?

*visits urbandictionary.com*

brb

Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:15 PM (786Ro)

67 nerdgirl try the link at 55

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:15 PM (TOyHQ)

68 Kanye West ends his short presidential ambitions after he resumed his lithium. Salt, how does it work?

Posted by: Leonard McCoy, Doctor at July 15, 2020 10:15 PM (WX+x0)

69 TOP DEFINITION
tooter
A tube, usually a cut off part of a straw, used to snort speed or coke with.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (786Ro)

70 Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (hHxp2)

Five Guys is in a totes different league!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (eTZoJ)

71 Burger King has pretty good fries but everything else is garbage food.

And I'm a garbage person who eats fast food.

Truly their food is a bag of indigestion and regret.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (QLf0x)

72 I retract half the stuff I said about Laura Ingraham. She is actually tackling the mask bullshit with actual science and scientists.



Laura is not bad. She is still on FOx ?

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (zr5Kq)

73 top 100

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (QLf0x)

74 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y9kuskne

https://tinyurl.com/yb55nn58

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Posted by: kbdabear at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (qAR6u)

75 And I'm a garbage person who eats fast food.

Truly their food is a bag of indigestion and regret.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (QLf0x)

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The Gayburger was at least twice as yummy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:17 PM (wPVhA)

76 ONT Greetings, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 15, 2020 10:17 PM (QzJWU)

77 49 Received a scolding from my mommy Gov. (DeWhiner) as did all of my OH peeps today.

What a sanctimonious, ignorant, little twit.

I'll do none of what he asks/orders/commands.
Posted by: Tonypete


Are Ohioans being naughty subjects of the governor and not wearing masks?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:17 PM (+lVUW)

78 55 try this MisHum

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yca6chf8
Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (TOyHQ)

Thanks.

Hey can you drop me an email at petmorons at gmail dot com?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

79 Honest opinion here, I don't think Snyder had a choice. Now that pretty much all major corporations are not just woke but enforcing it on others, he really had no choice. If corporations are going to enforce their new found morality and are willing to destroy you, what are you going to do? I guess they could make it My Pillow stadium but how many of those can you have in the league.

The last guy I am going to defend is this guy, but if you look at the history, he had no plans to change the name. They gave him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:17 PM (hHxp2)

80 I don't wear a mask.

Ha ha ha ha!!!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

81 Burger King didn't just "get woke" recently, it is their brand. They are the guys who went all in with the Impossible Whopper and they are guys who made light of leftists throwing milk shakes at conservative politicians int the UK. There was also the absurd "it is ok not to be happy meal" stunt they tried that no one understood or cared about.

Someone should ask Burger King why their restaurants are dirty and why they have been crushed by the likes of Mcdonalds, Five Guys, and Chick Fil A. And I am not bashing just to bash, the place has serious issues. The Burger King employees I have interacted with are much less friendly than those from the previously mentioned restaurants.
Posted by: Quint


I'll be shocked if they're still around in ten years.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:18 PM (QLf0x)

82 Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (hHxp2)


In all honesty, my experience with Burger King has differed widely between individual franchises. There's one not far from my hometown that is a very pleasant place to eat at; they're pretty clean and there's a sweet old lady who still comes around offering mints. I know a lot of people who just go in to shoot the breeze and do some online work after they eat.

On the other hand, the Burger King in Savannah, TN (just across the river from the Shiloh battlefield) is a place you should avoid like the plague.

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 10:18 PM (Vgw1E)

83 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (qAR6u)

84 Received a scolding from my mommy Gov. (DeWhiner) as did all of my OH peeps today.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 10:12 PM (Rvt8


I figure he's jealous of the attention other governors are getting and wants to be back in the spotlight.

Posted by: AF at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (RsPQq)

85 Love that quote from Ulysses S. Grant on friendship. Grant was a very wise man.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (WFcrO)

86 64 Thank you for another wonderful ONT, top to bottom, Mis Hum!

The photo up top of Bryce Canyon is awesome (but even more awesome in person) and loved the Mystery Click behind it.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:15 PM (WFcrO)

Glad you enjoyed, at least one paying customer happy tonight. Hey, I'm on a roll...........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

87 I don't believe Kanye West is a billionaire. His wife might have more money than him. I know his sister in law is a billionaire. That is what can make the most conservative person question capitalism for a second.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (2DOZq)

88 Hey can you drop me an email at petmorons at gmail dot com?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

sent

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (TOyHQ)

89 Bryce Canyon, nice. Was just there once, a few Septembers ago. Stunned that it was busy, and that by far the biggest group of furriners present was ..... from Chi-Nah.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (El6T/)

90
If you work in Hollywood and bash Jews you're a certifiable idiot. It's like working in the rap industry and bashing blacks, or working in the cocaine business and bashing Hispanics.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (oJN+m)

91 Good going Minneapolis. When Baghdad looks more desirable...

Posted by: Cheri at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (IB1Pj)

92 "I still believe this is going to be a difficult order to enforce, and I
always prefer personal responsibility over a government mandate, and
yet I also know with all my heart that the numbers and the data over
past few weeks are definitely trending in the wrong direction," she
said.

- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R)


Feelings.


whoa whoa whoa

Feelings.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (RkalO)

93 I'll be shocked if they're still around in ten years.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:18 PM (QLf0x)

---------

Come to think of it, maybe the Gayburger is Burger King's Hail Mary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (wPVhA)

94 I'm giving back to the community.

All brain cells sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send me a thousand brain cells, I will send back two thousand. Only doing this for 30 minutes.

i'm6losing4my2mind2

Enjoy!

Posted by: Joe Biden, Who Needs The Brain Cells! at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (I2/tG)

95 Kanye probably makes a half-billion a year in shoes alone
he (and his wife) are very shrewd marketers

Posted by: artemis at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (AwPyG)

96 check out the screenshos before Twitter deletes it

https://twitter.com/Rockhammer16/status/
1283549665615642627

Anyone else pay attention to the leaked Twitter admin control panel? Note the 'Trends Blacklist' and 'Search Blacklist' buttons.

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM



I can see it...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (prJfn)

97 Good evening folks. Look at all this space!

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 15, 2020 10:06 PM (67sg6)


Don't buy any space now, wait until later. The prices go down as the comment jostling lessens.

Posted by: RickZ at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (Y8PSl)

98 Nice Bryce.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (wPVhA)

--Or Canyonlands?
Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 10:04 PM (oZuI0)
* * * *

The question should be: -- Or Cedar Breaks?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:21 PM (WFcrO)

99 hoodoos are way cool, I have walked amongst them. surreal

Posted by: angsterdamn at July 15, 2020 10:21 PM (gMabG)

100 Whatever the deal, I wish Snyder, his organization, players, and league, the worst, in all ways, personally and professionally.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 15, 2020 10:21 PM (El6T/)

101
I don't believe Kanye West is a billionaire. His wife might have more money than him.

--------

I believe it. He made something like $800m on the shoes alone, IIRC. And then there's the entertainment properties. Worth less than the shoes, but not chump change by any means.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 15, 2020 10:21 PM (oJN+m)

102 I'm convinced mask hysteria isn't an ideological divide but a generational divide. A lot of people over 50 have just gone insane about the China flu. I hate to be cruel but quit being so fucking scared and selfish about this crap.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (4thlk)

103 -[The bear was] just looking for food, and then I don't think he [was] planning on encountering me either...I think the message, if any, is just to stay aware, be cautious, you know, when you're coming into the wilderness," Dave Chernosky-

You should make friends with the bear. Get to know him,live live him.

And one day, he'll get to know you like no one ever has.

"Things like, oh hey, your spleen is a bit of a different color."
Posted by: Zombie Timothy Tredwell at July 15, 2020 10:07 PM (Ojki1)
* * * *

*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (WFcrO)

104 hoodoos are way cool, I have walked amongst them. surreal
Posted by: angsterdamn at July 15, 2020 10:21 PM (gMabG)


----------

I chased down a few in the bayou.

Posted by: John Fogerty at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (wPVhA)

105 With Wal-Mart going to nationwide mandatory masking, along with other stores in the area, my husband is getting fed up trying to find a place that won't require masks. I haven't been out in public since this whole thing started (health and pain issues), so it hasn't directly affected me yet.

Posted by: JediArashi at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (iHy1k)

106 On the other hand, the Burger King in Savannah, TN (just across the river from the Shiloh battlefield) is a place you should avoid like the plague.
Posted by: Dr. T


I've noticed that McDonalds are wildly inconsistent as well.

I don't do McDonalds lately but for a while it was a pretty regular thing.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (QLf0x)

107 'm giving back to the community.

All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send me $1,000, I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes.

Because this is how capitalism works and stuff.

i'm7rapidly3aging9with7an5annoying9voice

Enjoy!

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (I2/tG)

109 The biggest question in my mind is what will happen to these governors? will anyone really be recalled?
Everyone who voted for Obamacare ended up paying a price (most of them, anyway)
Will the Rep governors who took off their masks for the covid scam pay a price? Hope so.

Posted by: artemis at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (AwPyG)

110 vmom, thanks. That worked.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

111 Do not be like me and go ogle "gayburger"...


You have been warned!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (prJfn)

112 Note the 'Trends Blacklist' and 'Search Blacklist' buttons.

Looks racist. Systemic, even.

Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (786Ro)

113
Love that quote from Ulysses S. Grant on friendship. Grant was a very wise man.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (WFcrO)

Grant was extremely loyal to his friends. He and Sherman had a bond that was unshakable. He was no saint though. If you were not part of his inner circle, he would not lift a finger for you. If I recall correctly, he did little to help Don Carlos Buell or George Thomas. That is not a shot at Grant, he was a great man. But he was a man and like all he had his imperfections.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (hHxp2)

114
There is a video on Twitter of black women attacking airline counter staff who also are black. It's nuts. Things are neing yhrown at them & then they are punched & kicked. 3 were arrested but more than 3 assaulted staff.

Posted by: MHK at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (iQIUe)

115 I kinda like what's happening, antisemitic shits like Dwane Wade and "Diddy' coming out of the woodwork. Go ahead, tells everyone how you really feel.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (zr5Kq)

116 Posted by: angsterdamn at July 15, 2020 10:21 PM (gMabG)

Did you do Wall Street trail at Bryce. Considered it while we were there today, but way too many people.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:24 PM (7RTpD)

117 85 Love that quote from Ulysses S. Grant on friendship. Grant was a very wise man.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:19 PM (WFcrO)

--His Memoirs are great reading. Recommended reading for every Moron.

The foreword of his Memoirs are absolutely beautiful prose. AFAIK, they're still free on Kindle.

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 10:24 PM (oZuI0)

118 Washington Sniksders. Mascot is a garden gnome with a headset and clipboard.

Posted by: klaftern at July 15, 2020 10:24 PM (RuIsu)

119 Thank you for the ONT, MisHum, much appreciated.

"[Slavery] is this institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress." Said the black woman who is a councilwoman and not...a slave.

Posted by: fly gal at July 15, 2020 10:24 PM (6CtMt)

120 Another thing about OH and other states I'm sure... testing toward end of May, 8,000-10,000 a day. Testing in July average 20,000 a day. So yeah, number of cases will go up.

Posted by: AF at July 15, 2020 10:25 PM (RsPQq)

121 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at July 15, 2020 10:10 PM (eTZoJ)

Appreciate it!!

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 15, 2020 10:25 PM (IYHxL)

122 91 Good going Minneapolis. When Baghdad looks more desirable...
Posted by: Cheri at July 15, 2020 10:20 PM (IB1Pj)


"Andrea" is a cutie, he probably played for the Vikequeens.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

123 I'm convinced mask hysteria isn't an ideological divide but a generational divide. A lot of people over 50 have just gone insane about the China flu. I hate to be cruel but quit being so fucking scared and selfish about this crap.
Posted by: lowandslow

----

The vast majority of folks not wearing masks in my area are us youngsters of 29+.

I have changed my shopping location to a less restrictive one. DeWhiner designated my old one location as being in a DEFCON5 area or somesuch.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (Rvt88)

124 I wouldn't be surprised if the twitter glitch was either:
(1) secret comms by the panicked pizzagate people, or(2) some sort of operation by the Trump admin.
I hope we eventually find out; it's too much of a coincidence that this happened hard on the heels of the Chrissy Tiegen meltdown.

Posted by: artemis at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (AwPyG)

125 My daughter is wearing her un-used prom dress and is going out with her girlfriends tomorrow night. They are all getting done up and then heading out for pictures and to eat at Chili's. You know, somewhere real nice. They're calling it Morp instead of Prom because everything is screwed up.

Posted by: jmel at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (bVhJi)

126 Kanye is kinda weird and interesting. Out of the box thinker. Maybe his wife has a lot to do with it. She is not a dumb woman. I think his mother was a teacher ? I don't remember..

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (zr5Kq)

127 Dr.T King Lucas imposed mandatory masks indefinitely or until August 15 when the state of emergency is up.. dumb ass will try to renew it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

128 My daughter is wearing her un-used prom dress and is going out with her girlfriends tomorrow night. They are all getting done up and then heading out for pictures and to eat at Chili's. You know, somewhere real nice. They're calling it Morp instead of Prom because everything is screwed up.
Posted by: jmel at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (bVhJi)

I think it's really cool !

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (zr5Kq)

129 The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S. Grant


Nothing will show you who your true friends are more clearly than times of adversity.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM (NWiLs)

130 If Snyder really wants to stick it to the NFL, the PC rage mob, and that worthless piece of shit Goodell, he needs to re-name the team, the Washington "Team Formerly Known as the REDSKINS"
Posted by: Al Bundy at July 15, 2020 10:14 PM


He should figure out what number they were in the sequence of teams added to the league and name themselves that. Something like "Team 23".

Posted by: Chuck C at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM (d/5jB)

131 If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.

Never truer words have been spoken.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM (3H9h1)

132 There is a video on Twitter of black women attacking airline counter staff who also are black. It's nuts. Things are neing yhrown at them & then they are punched & kicked. 3 were arrested but more than 3 assaulted staff.
Posted by: MHK at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (iQIUe)

-----------

Because if they were polite and acted rationally, that would be "acting white."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM (wPVhA)

133 Someone should ask Burger King why their restaurants are dirty and why they have been crushed by the likes of Mcdonalds, Five Guys, and Chick Fil A.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (hHxp2)


Hell, ask me, I'll tell ya.

My BK now precooks the burgers and keeps them in a tray to be microwaved upon having it 'your way'. That's no bloody different than McDonald's. BK's selling point years ago was the smell of the burgers on the chain going through the fire. The burgers were hot, fresh and quite tasty with that grilled flavor you just can't imitate. Now everything just seems . . . stale and the new products are shit.

Posted by: RickZ at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM (Y8PSl)

134
On the other hand, the Burger King in Savannah, TN (just across the
river from the Shiloh battlefield) is a place you should avoid like the
plague.

Posted by: Dr. T



I've noticed that McDonalds are wildly inconsistent as well.



I don't do McDonalds lately but for a while it was a pretty regular thing.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (QLf0x)

for years Mcdonalds restaurants were known for clean bathrooms by travelers. It makes sense with so many of them that they can be inconsistent. But in my experience, they are cleaner that BK and the employees are more friendly. It really comes down to training I suppose.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:28 PM (hHxp2)

135 I enjoyed the how-to link on making a Johnny Space Commander Action Helmet from a Krispy Kreme box

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 10:28 PM (prJfn)

136
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (zr5Kq)

-------

Concur. I used to think he was just another Hollywood idiot, but over the years I revised that - I think he is smart, and an unorthodox thinker. And crazy as fuck.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 15, 2020 10:28 PM (oJN+m)

137 I'm giving back to the community.

All chardonnay sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send me 100 bottles, I will send back 200 bottles. Only doing this for 30 minutes.

And by the way, Trump stole the election.

Hic!

Wouldn't5you3be8drunk7too9if6you3were7me8

Enjoy!

Posted by: Drunken Hillary! at July 15, 2020 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

138 He probably made about 140 million on royalties on his shoes last year with his deal with Addidas. By the way those are the ugliest shoes ever made.

But I have no problem if he wants to be known as a billionaire.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 10:28 PM (2DOZq)

139
ONT Greetings, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim

=====

Greetings!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (G51Gf)

140 69 TOP DEFINITION
tooter
A tube, usually a cut off part of a straw, used to snort speed or coke with.
Posted by: Hunter Biden
----
The McDonald's straws work best because they are so fat!!! At least that's what "my friend" told me...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (UUBmN)

141 136 I enjoyed the how-to link on making a Johnny Space Commander Action Helmet from a Krispy Kreme box
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 10:28 PM (prJfn)


People of Walmart Meet People of Krispy Kreme


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

142 126 My daughter is wearing her un-used prom dress and is going out with her girlfriends tomorrow night. They are all getting done up and then heading out for pictures and to eat at Chili's. You know, somewhere real nice. They're calling it Morp instead of Prom because everything is screwed up.
Posted by: jmel at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (bVhJi)

--Just the excuse to link this:

https://youtu.be/7k8oV5AIRyI

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (oZuI0)

143 I would do murder if this cone asked it of me.

https://bit.ly/3fyUZdr

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (yQpMk)

144 You know Kay Ivey has inspired me.


If I was a Governor? I would follow her deeply scientific and well-informed lead.

"While I understand that it will be difficult to enforce, I feel with all my heart that my new order requiring you to lubricate your thumb and shove it up your ass in order to purchase food, is truly the right thing to do. I hope that the responsible among you will lube and shove responsibly on your own.

Please remember that our numbers show that you can literally kill people by not shoving your thumb into your rectum."


"Stay plugged , stay safe."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (RkalO)

145 122 - He definitely has a Trudeau vibe.

Posted by: Cheri at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (IB1Pj)

146 {{{Jim of Galveston}}}!!!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (TdMsT)

147 My BK now precooks the burgers and keeps them in a tray to be microwaved upon having it 'your way'. That's no bloody different than McDonald's. BK's selling point years ago was the smell of the burgers on the chain going through the fire. The burgers were hot, fresh and quite tasty with that grilled flavor you just can't imitate. Now everything just seems . . . stale and the new products are shit.
Posted by: RickZ


I'm pretty sure the "grilled taste" is an additive.

It didn't taste real to me. Not like it used to.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (QLf0x)

148 If I recall correctly, he did little to help Don Carlos Buell or George Thomas. That is not a shot at Grant, he was a great man. But he was a man and like all he had his imperfections.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (hHxp2)

In Mark Twain's autobiography he suggests that Grant was way too trusting of people in general and in, effect, too naīve. I have a hard time believing that, but there is something mid-western about his behavior that says something - a New Yorker would have been more circumspect about who that had as "friends." But then again, Mark Twain hated everyone except Grant, so there's that...

Posted by: Boswell at July 15, 2020 10:30 PM (32YRo)

149 Grant was extremely loyal to his friends. He and Sherman had a bond that was unshakable. He was no saint though. If you were not part of his inner circle, he would not lift a finger for you. If I recall correctly, he did little to help Don Carlos Buell or George Thomas. That is not a shot at Grant, he was a great man. But he was a man and like all he had his imperfections.
Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:23 PM (hHxp2)


I get the impression that among his fellow generals, Grant was somebody you either loved or hated. He'd had the backstabbing political game played against him so well in the pre-war army (on account of his drinking), he knew exactly how to play it on anyone that crossed him during the war, and did.

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 10:30 PM (Vgw1E)

150 Bilzerian must be one hell of a con man. I need to meet some stupid, gullible rich people who'll pay me to jetset around the world and bang chicks of questionable morals.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:30 PM (NWiLs)

151 Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (Rvt8

Most of my peers (I'm 34, so the people I went to school with are at youngest maybe 30) are nuts about masking up. As in, they make social media posts about how non-maskers are inconsiderate science deniers, and want people to die, whereas they are clearly thinking of others since they wear masks even though they're less likely to be seriously ill.

The generations older than me seem split pretty evenly on masking, around here at least.

Posted by: JediArashi at July 15, 2020 10:30 PM (iHy1k)

152 Here's hoping that Burger King goes broke after going woke..........
______________

I'm all for them going broke, with their fellow corporate wokesters.

But we really are facing a problem here. There are just too many deserving targets, and that necessarily diffuses any anger.

Remember your Alinsky, your people should enjoy what you ask them to do, and you can't let it become a drag. We need to concentrate on very few - ideally one at a time - and kill it.

Personally, I cut Amazon over a year ago. I've been using DDG for about 2 years, maybe more. Since I'm moving next month, I'll kill Verizon then, and tell them why. (But it'd make no sense just now, because where I am the only option is Comcast. That'll change in Aug.)

But if we're to hurt these guys, someone needs to work out a winning strategy. Right now, they are sort of a human wave of woke companies. And we don't have economic machine guns. (Even better would be flamethrowers. I can dream, can't I?)

Posted by: Eeyore at July 15, 2020 10:31 PM (LMs+g)

153 Kanye is kinda weird and interesting. Out of the box thinker. Maybe his wife has a lot to do with it. She is not a dumb woman. I think his mother was a teacher ? I don't remember..
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (zr5Kq)

He is a bipolar asshole. A rich one apparently.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 10:31 PM (2DOZq)

154 144 I would do murder if this cone asked it of me.

https://bit.ly/3fyUZdr
Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (yQpMk)


Dammit Grump I just added 6lbs looking at that.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:31 PM (aA3+G)

155 'And to be sure the message reached as far as it could, Ivanka repeated the slogan in Spanish: "Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno." '

For Pete's sake, the spanish slogan is on the side of all their trucks.

Posted by: Flyover at July 15, 2020 10:32 PM (Rbu5d)

156 We only need to scare people a few more months.

Posted by: DNC MEDIA COMPLEX at July 15, 2020 10:32 PM (EiNjl)

157 One of my favorite Jefferson Starship tracks!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (axyOa)

158 Hell, ask me, I'll tell ya.



My BK now precooks the burgers and keeps them in a tray to be
microwaved upon having it 'your way'. That's no bloody different than
McDonald's. BK's selling point years ago was the smell of the burgers
on the chain going through the fire. The burgers were hot, fresh and
quite tasty with that grilled flavor you just can't imitate. Now
everything just seems . . . stale and the new products are shit.

Posted by: RickZ at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM (Y8PSl)

for sure RickZ. There was a time when i would have said the Whopper was better than the Big Mac by a long shot. The flame broiled thing was a real difference at one point. But where i live you see ten Mcdonalds for every BK and I am being conservative. If what they are selling is so desired, why are there so few of them?
Pizza Hut is another one of those restaurants that has seen better days. I guess people online have talking about how Pizza Hut was even just a couple of decades ago vs what they have become. Both Pizza Hut and BK are owned by restaurant conglomerates that have not impressed many people over the years. Saw what you will about Mcdonalds, but that company has prospered for ages and always comes back when people say they are out.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (hHxp2)

159 I think the younger generation is the most hysterical.
I have a lot of 20s and 30s in my orbit, and they believe everything they are told by their phones.

Posted by: artemis at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (AwPyG)

160 Hey everybody. Once again, great musical choices MisHum.

I especially enjoy Miracles, which is my ultimate chillax song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (L2ZTs)

161 Evening, Horde!

A tooter who tooted a flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot or
to tutor two tooters to toot?"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (CAJOC)

162 Leftists always professed to hate them some corporations. At least some flavors of lefty anyway. Sort of like they don't really hate guns, they hate gun owners. And they were all about "free speech" in the 1960s. Today ... eh, not so much.

Once they control a big corporation they are totes Ok.

The problem with places like BK, the food tastes like shit. It was never high cuisine, but fast food generally has taken a serious nosedive in recent years in taste and quality. It's also fairly expensive for what you get, and also seems to take a long time. We can't even make decent junk food in this country anymore.

Apparently.

Now add to that the surly or rude employees, who may or not have done unmentionable things to my order. Yeah no, fuck them. I don't go to fast food places. Ever.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (E5DvK)

163 Dr.T King Lucas imposed mandatory masks indefinitely or until August 15 when the state of emergency is up.. dumb ass will try to renew it.
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (dUJdY)


That sucks, but seeing as how solidly Republican Cape Girardeau has done pretty much the same thing, I'm not a bit surprised.

I'm looking into buying a Confederate flag face mask and seeing how many Karens I can piss off with it.

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (Vgw1E)

164 I'll be shocked if they're still around in ten years.
Posted by: eleven


I haven't been to a Burger King in 10 years or more. I never liked the Whopper. I don't really like McD,s either, but at least a quarter pounder has a patty more than a quarter inch thick. I go to a diner where you stand in line to give your order, they fry a hamburger right in front of you, have chili that is practically all ground beef with a couple of kidney beans thrown in, and they make milkshakes.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

165
156 144 I would do murder if this cone asked it of me.

https://bit.ly/3fyUZdr
Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (yQpMk)


Dammit Grump I just added 6lbs looking at that.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:31 PM (aA3+G)


OMG. incredible. And the I haven't had ice cream in 5 years.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

166 Wear the mask to get past the gate keeper. Jerk it under the chin. Don't make eye contact with anyone. Keep moving. Also have a shopping cart. It is great on offense or defence. Speed is the key. This is WAR.

Posted by: Leonard McCoy, Doctor at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (WX+x0)

167 A few more questions from that awesome sexual harassment training....

"You're at a public function with your boss. He/She is being very touchy-feely with a member of the opposite sex, another co-worker. The next morning your boss asks you to describe what you saw because they can't remember and thinks they might be the subject of a sexual harassment suit."

Do you tell them the truth?
Claim you saw nothing?
Ask if they have your underwear because, reasons?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (3H9h1)

168 I'm guessing the English Tooter helped the BK cows stop farting?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (AFSld)

169 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:30 PM (NWiLs

He's a dickhead from what I know. The SEALs made SURE he didn't make it through BUDs.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (IYHxL)

170 So has Chrissy Teigen slashed her wrists yet?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

171 SEND ME YOUR BITCOINS

Posted by: your iphone at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (786Ro)

172 Hello there!

I want to see Bryce Canyon National Park some day.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (WIRy8)

173 >>>Jerk it under the chin.



I did for four years in college...

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (AFSld)

174 Posted by: JediArashi at July 15, 2020 10:30 PM (iHy1k)

yes, I've noticed, it's the 20-30 somethings that seem most mask fervent

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (TOyHQ)

175 I'm planning to wear either a Joker mask or a Darth Vader mask, but can't decide which.

Basically any mask that conveys my bitter hatred of the stupidity of the human race.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Loving Science Sexually and Candace Owens But Mostly Candace Owens at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (+dsLj)

176 He is a bipolar asshole. A rich one apparently.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 10:31 PM (2DOZq)

I don't think he is an asshole. Just an artist who is searching and showed some courage. Again, probably supported by wife, who is not a totally a dumb woman. Maybe she inherited a small portion of her dad's brain.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (zr5Kq)

177 168 Wear the mask to get past the gate keeper. Jerk it under the chin. Don't make eye contact with anyone. Keep moving. Also have a shopping cart. It is great on offense or defence. Speed is the key. This is WAR.
Posted by: Leonard McCoy, Doctor at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (WX+x0)


Yep.

And it is absolutely true that some people can't breath in a mask. I'm one of them.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

178 But then again, Mark Twain hated everyone except Grant, so there's that...
Posted by: Boswell at July 15, 2020 10:30 PM (32YRo)


Well, Grant made him rich.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (AiZBA)

179 I'd rather an English hooter than a rooter.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (axyOa)

180 161 I think the younger generation is the most hysterical.
I have a lot of 20s and 30s in my orbit, and they believe everything they are told by their phones.
Posted by: artemis

that's also what I've observed

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:36 PM (TOyHQ)

181 Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

That is too much shit going on for me

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 15, 2020 10:36 PM (IYHxL)

182 >>>I'm planning to wear either a Joker mask or a Darth Vader mask, but can't decide which.


Everyone should wear a Bane mask. It fits the ongoing riots.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 15, 2020 10:36 PM (AFSld)

183 Thanks for the ONT.

Dianetics!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (cI3Q7)

184 170 I'm guessing the English Tooter helped the BK cows stop farting?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (AFSld)


***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (aA3+G)

185 Shedding sock

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (l9m7l)

186
Do you tell them the truth?
Claim you saw nothing?
Ask if they have your underwear because, reasons?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (3H9h1)

I saw nuthink!

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (TOyHQ)

187 24 Amphitheater at Bryce Canyon. ...
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:07 PM (7RTpD)


Any decent places to live around there? Compelled to begin thinking of such things.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (BRkq2)

188 182 I'd rather an English hooter than a rooter.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (axyOa)

We talking boobs or owls?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (cI3Q7)

189 Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2020 10:29 PM (yQpMk)

Where is this place? I want one of those!

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (WIRy8)

190 Wear the mask to get past the gate keeper. Jerk it under the chin. Don't make eye contact with anyone. Keep moving. Also have a shopping cart. It is great on offense or defence. Speed is the key. This is WAR.



Not playing these games. You want me or not ? No? Ok. Sayonara. Retail will be begging me to come back in a month or so. Mask or no. Stimulus is tapering off...

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (zr5Kq)

191 Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (TOyHQ)

Yup, they're incredibly sanctimonious about it all. It's insufferable. I know I'm in the minority in my age group.

Posted by: JediArashi at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (iHy1k)

192 "Dr.T King Lucas imposed mandatory masks indefinitely or until August 15
when the state of emergency is up.. dumb ass will try to renew it.
I think just about anyone"




I think any individual could successful challenge any of this orders done under "emergency powers". They have had over three months to pass legislation, if they can't do it by now it isn't an emergency.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (4thlk)

193 I saw nuthink!
Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (TOyHQ)

Nuthink. I had that in college.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (cI3Q7)

194 The protests go on in Portland:

1600: Protesters are gathering in Laurelhurst Park for a PDX Stripper Strike event. They are demanding the fair treatment of black dancers.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (I2/tG)

195 Now add to that the surly or rude employees, who may or not have done unmentionable things to my order. Yeah no, fuck them. I don't go to fast food places. Ever.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (E5DvK)


One weeknight, I went to my local Mickey D's. The young cashier girl greeted me with half a French fry hanging out of her mouth.

Posted by: RickZ at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (Y8PSl)

196 Evening, Horde!

A tooter who tooted a flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot or
to tutor two tooters to toot?"

Posted by: No One of Consequence



*** standing ovation ***

I hope Muldoon sees it

Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (786Ro)

197 Nothing will show you who your true friends are more clearly than times of adversity.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM (NWiLs)

A friend in need is a pest.

Posted by: Zombie Bobby Heenan at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (Ojki1)

198 night all

Posted by: wing at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (JFzNN)

199 >>>***SNORT***



I'm surprised none of the morons mentioned that yet. Be better, Horde. Be best.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (AFSld)

200 91 Good going Minneapolis. When Baghdad looks more desirable...
Posted by: Cheri


I know a couple who live in one of the suburbs. I guess even being in a suburb of Minneapolis is a bit scary.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (+lVUW)

201 I had food poisoning when I was but a young lass, and the only culprit that could have been responsible was Burger King. Since then I have refused to eat there. I would not miss them if they disappeared tomorrow.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (WFcrO)

202 Night wing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (cI3Q7)

203 "He's out," Kramer told New York after reps for the rapper reportedly went dark last week.

No wonder Kayne is out,
Having Kramer from Seinfeld for his manager.
Wuf

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (SKXSf)

204 A friend in need is a pest.


but a friend with weed...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (gd9RK)

205 Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (+lVUW)

Which one?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (IYHxL)

206 night wing

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (zr5Kq)

207 A Hottentot tutor taught a Hottentot tot to toot a tune on a tooter.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (WyVLE)

208 Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (hHxp2)





In all honesty, my experience with Burger King has differed widely
between individual franchises. There's one not far from my hometown that
is a very pleasant place to eat at; they're pretty clean and there's a
sweet old lady who still comes around offering mints. I know a lot of
people who just go in to shoot the breeze and do some online work after
they eat.



On the other hand, the Burger King in Savannah, TN (just across the
river from the Shiloh battlefield) is a place you should avoid like the
plague.

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 10:18 PM (Vgw1E)

that doesn't surprise me. I know some chains that are just like you describe here. The locals go there to eat a bit, drink coffee, and shoot the breeze. The individual management certainly makes a difference.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (hHxp2)

209 I doubt I missed it, but just in case, did they ever show the unedited video from the 4 different police body cams in Minneapolis? You know, the cameras the media was demanding last time.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (BRkq2)

210 I thought people would be interested in this here...

I read at another site last night, it turns out that members of MLK's family are sending out the below advice to Dems/libs re how to deal with PDT supporters in real life, through the election season. Just wondering what y'all think...

1. Don't use his name. EVER. (45 will do.)

2. Remember, this is a regime and he's not acting alone.

3. Do not argue with those who support him -- it doesn't work.

4. Focus on his POLICIES, not his orange-ness and his mental state.

5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow.

6. No more helpless/hopeless talk.

7. Support artists and the arts.

8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it.

9. Take care of yourselves. And,

10. Resist!/i]

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

211 204 I had food poisoning when I was but a young lass, and the only culprit that could have been responsible was Burger King. Since then I have refused to eat there. I would not miss them if they disappeared tomorrow.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (WFcrO)

Last food poisoning I got was Taco Bell. Go figure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (cI3Q7)

212 Shedding sock

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM



I don't get it...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (prJfn)

213 Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

I can't breathe wearing the stupid things, either. I was in the local urgent care a few years back with a horrific sore throat (ended up testing negative for strep but remained miserable for a few more days), and I wore a mask as per "procedure." Felt like I was gonna throw up after about ten minutes. The air felt like it was too heavy, it was weird.

Posted by: JediArashi at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (iHy1k)

214
I don't really care for sugar. I make up for this with my love of fried meats.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (oJN+m)

215 I get food poisoning at every church supper, so we quit goint to them.
Some people do not have clean kitchens.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (WIRy8)

216 199 Evening, Horde!

A tooter who tooted a flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot or
to tutor two tooters to toot?"

Posted by: No One of Consequence



*** standing ovation ***

I hope Muldoon sees it
Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (786Ro)

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

Well, thank you, but I can't take credit for it. It's one of my favorite tongue twisters.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (CAJOC)

217 199 Evening, Horde!

A tooter who tooted a flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot or
to tutor two tooters to toot?"

Posted by: No One of Consequence


*** standing ovation ***

I hope Muldoon sees it
Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:38 PM (786Ro)

That's been around for ages.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (NWiLs)

218 A Hottentot tutor taught a Hottentot tot to toot a tune on a tooter.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (WyVLE)


What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the ape in apricot?

Posted by: The Cowardly Lion at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (AiZBA)

219 Good night, Wing!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

220

@11 - Jewells

Not just that He exists. Canyons were cut by the receding waters of a cataclysmic, world wide flood.
And in very little time.

Nite all and remember, it was The Big Guy Himself who first said...

Love each other fellow babies
Though that may be paraphrasing Him just a wee bit.

Posted by: TeeJ at July 15, 2020 10:42 PM (EVeeU)

221 The problem with hating on Yoko is that it limits you for consideration on strange, shrieking women

https://invidio.us/watch?v=4XxuIKBhpfM

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 10:42 PM (WyVLE)

222 "You're at a public function with your boss. He/She is being very touchy-feely with a member of the opposite sex, another co-worker. The next morning your boss asks you to describe what you saw because they can't remember and thinks they might be the subject of a sexual harassment suit."

Do you tell them the truth?
Claim you saw nothing?
Ask if they have your underwear because, reasons?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 15, 2020 10:34 PM (3H9h1)


I recorded the whole thing on my phone.
Now, about my performance appraisal ...

Posted by: Chuck C at July 15, 2020 10:42 PM (d/5jB)

223 "He's out," Kramer told New York after reps for the rapper reportedly went dark last week.
------------------------

So racist.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 10:42 PM (l/DtQ)

224 First and only food poisoning I got was at a Wendy's in Albany , NY. Took me 20 years to eat at a Wendy's again.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 10:42 PM (2DOZq)

225 I'd never seen it.

Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:42 PM (786Ro)

226 I've tootered people in math, but not English.

Posted by: GWB at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (zDcxE)

227 Night Teej.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (cI3Q7)

228 Amphitheater at Bryce Canyon. ...
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:07 PM (7RTpD)

Any decent places to live around there? Compelled to begin thinking of such things.
Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 10:37 PM (BRkq2)
* * * *

Depends on your definition of decent. Lots of nice places, small towns and great scenery in southwest Utah. Moved here a year ago and absolutely love it. But it takes some getting used to, especially if you move from a large town to a small town.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (WFcrO)

229 That's been around for ages.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (NWiLs)

----------

I saw it in petroglyphs in the Lascaux cave.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (wPVhA)

230 The last time Mr. H ate at Arby's they gave him a frozen potato cake. He's never going back there.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (WIRy8)

231 216 Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

I can't breathe wearing the stupid things, either. I was in the local urgent care a few years back with a horrific sore throat (ended up testing negative for strep but remained miserable for a few more days), and I wore a mask as per "procedure." Felt like I was gonna throw up after about ten minutes. The air felt like it was too heavy, it was weird.
Posted by: JediArashi at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (iHy1k)

I get tachycardia and dizzy.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

232 Nothing will show you who your true friends are more clearly than times of adversity. Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:27 PM

**********

Yeah, that's why I don't have any friends now.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 10:44 PM (+dsLj)

233 Some personal data points
- I have continued my life as I would have prior to Covid in every way except for where I had to adjust for lack of product availability
- I also refuse to fill out their fucking Census. ACORN ended that little piece of fuckulation. And yes I know it is a Constitutional requirement. I will be happy to respond when a member of Congress shows up at my front door in order to enummerate me after he/she shows two forms of identification.

- I have yet to know of a single person in my friend/family network that has contracted COVID let alone has been hospitalized for it. COVID deaths are something that happens in NYC and other shitholes, in my experience.

- I have yet to wear a mask. I will not do so.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:44 PM (RkalO)

234 Does it matter where you wear the mask on your body?

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:45 PM (WIRy8)

235 203 91 Good going Minneapolis. When Baghdad looks more desirable...
Posted by: Cheri

I know a couple who live in one of the suburbs. I guess even being in a suburb of Minneapolis is a bit scary.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM (+lVUW)

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

I live in a second-ring suburb (used to live less than a mile from where the rioting began). Things are not so bad here. We've got friends who live much closer, and it has been awful.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 15, 2020 10:45 PM (CAJOC)

236
BK's selling point years ago was the smell of the burgers on the chain going through the fire.

They were my go-to fast food lunch when I was on the road 30 years ago. Haven't been there in a long time and guess I won't since I retired and cook at home.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 10:45 PM (aKsyK)

237 102 I'm convinced mask hysteria isn't an ideological divide but a generational divide. A lot of people over 50 have just gone insane about the China flu. I hate to be cruel but quit being so fucking scared and selfish about this crap.
Posted by: lowandslow


I'm not convinced it's generational. My sister wanted to go to a department store with her daughter in law. Her DIL wouldn't go because "it's not safe". Some of my nieces and nephews are having groceries delivered because they think it is unsafe to go into a store. The liberals that I know are buying into the hysteria, the conservatives are not.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

238
- I have yet to know of a single person in my friend/family network that has contracted COVID let alone has been hospitalized for it. COVID deaths are something that happens in NYC and other shitholes, in my experience.

- I have yet to wear a mask. I will not do so.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:44 PM (RkalO)


I think I'm in love.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

239 1. Don't use his name. EVER. (45 will do.)

2. Remember, this is a regime and he's not acting alone.

3. Do not argue with those who support him -- it doesn't work.

4. Focus on his POLICIES, not his orange-ness and his mental state.

5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow.

6. No more helpless/hopeless talk.

7. Support artists and the arts.

8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it.

9. Take care of yourselves. And,

10. Resist!/i]
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)


other than 1 it is not a bad, old school civil activism. if that was the level of discourse we'd be in a better place.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:46 PM (zr5Kq)

240 Hodge Twins website has a STRAIGHT OUTTA QURANTINE t-shirt.

Posted by: fly gal at July 15, 2020 10:46 PM (JBpg5)

241 Yeah, that's why I don't have any friends now.

*high fives*


*misses*

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:46 PM (RkalO)

242 228 I'd never seen it.
Posted by: Hands at July 15, 2020 10:42 PM (786Ro)

No kidding? That's been a silly song/tongue twister for as long as I can remember.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:46 PM (NWiLs)

243
Does it matter where you wear the mask on your body?
Posted by: ALH


Stores are calling it a "face covering." I'm really tempted to wear a pillow case with eye holes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (aKsyK)

244 Want to see a really short list? Here are all the insurance companies willing to underwrite a life insurance policy for Ghislaine Maxwell:



Posted by: An Observation at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (jyyTN)

245 Depends on your definition of decent. Lots of nice places, small towns and great scenery in southwest Utah. Moved here a year ago and absolutely love it. But it takes some getting used to, especially if you move from a large town to a small town.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (WFcrO)

Must say, really enjoying Kanab. It's like Sedona before all the libs took over. Unfortunately have to beat feet back to Phoenix tomorrow.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (7RTpD)

246 Last food poisoning I got was Taco Bell. Go figure.





Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM (cI3Q7)


Anyone else notice that, while Wendy's and other burger joints had meat supply issues during the lockdown, that Taco Bell never did?
Things that make you go "Hmmm."

Posted by: GWB at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (zDcxE)

247 Funny story: My mom's nutritionist was talking about a friend of hers who is a contractor doing a lot of business with Menard's, which is among the chains going all-out on the mask thing. One store (not this one) is charging a $1 entry fee for everyone coming in without a mask.

Anyhow, this particular Menard's said that he, his wife, and their 3-year-old had to have masks on at all times inside the store. Except the 3-year-old, being a 3-year-old, kept pulling down and fidgeting with the mask over and over. At which point an employee came up and informed them that if they didn't keep the mask on the kid's face, they would have to leave.

At which point, the guy looked the employee in the eye and said, "I am a contractor who gives this store about $80,000 worth of business a year. This kid is 3 years old, and there is no way that mask is going to stay on his face. If you want to make us leave, then fine; there is a Lowe's right up the street, and I'll be happy to do all my business there from now on."

They did not have to leave.

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (Vgw1E)

248 >>>I have yet to wear a mask. I will not do so.


I had pistol requalification tonight. Instructors suggested masks, but I'm not shooting in 88 degree heat with a face mask. Thankfully they didn't press the issue.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (AFSld)

249 I was walking through the breakroom and saw Fox had the mortality of Covid at 4% according to John Hopkins (IIRC.)

That seems... high.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (cI3Q7)

250 >>>Here are all the insurance companies willing to underwrite a life insurance policy for Ghislaine Maxwell:


You forgot the compan- ... oh.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (AFSld)

251
The liberals that I know are buying into the hysteria, the conservatives are not.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

-------

Fancy that.

It's almost if they believe what they believe because their hysterical little bitches.

Half of these people needed someone, many years ago, to throw a glass of water in his face, shake him by his shoulders and say "Get it together, man! You're making a damn spectacle of yourself!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (oJN+m)

252 Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

My daughter has been doing the grocery pick up thing for over a year, ever since she broke her wrist, because it saves her time.

I prefer to pick out my own produce and meats.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (WIRy8)

253 I saw it in petroglyphs in the Lascaux cave.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (wPVhA)



quit horsing around

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (zr5Kq)

254 I could use an "English tooter"... It might help with my on-going issues in diction, grammar, orthography, and punctuation...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (prJfn)

255 *high fives*


*misses*
Posted by: deplorable unperson



Hah. Nerd.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (QLf0x)

256 Whitmer threatening a shutdown of auto plants again if Michigans numbers continue to increase. Her comments were not received well by the big three.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (w0DsD)

257 246
Does it matter where you wear the mask on your body?
Posted by: ALH

Stores are calling it a "face covering." I'm really tempted to wear a pillow case with eye holes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (aKsyK)

Wear one like a loincloth.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

258 >>Teenagers are using face masks to dress up as old people and buy alcohol

This the best thing I've heard in a while.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (ZLI7S)

259 The vid that was posted today of the Michigan female sheriff shooting the guy coming at her with a knife wax pulled over because he was identified as the guy who had earlier stabbed a 77 year old man who told him to put on a mask while in a store. The store also had refused him service. The stabber was a State employee.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 10:49 PM (2DOZq)

260 Will the Rep governors who took off their masks for the covid scam pay a price? Hope so.
Posted by: artemis


My dem. governor, Whitmer, should wear a mask, one that covers her whole face. Go look at a photo of her. All she needs is a pointy black hat, a broom, and wart on her nose.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

261 The liberals that I know are buying into the hysteria, the conservatives are not.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 10:45 PM (+lVUW)
* * * *

That's how it's shaking out in my family. Fortunately, the libs are the vast minority and the rest of us ignore them as much as possible.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:49 PM (WFcrO)

262 No kidding? That's been a silly song/tongue twister for as long as I can remember.
Posted by: Insomniac

Biting big black blood bleeding bears over here, Boss

Posted by: Big Black Bug at July 15, 2020 10:49 PM (QzkSJ)

263 That's a good point. Local county health officials have serious power should they choose to use it, goes back hundreds of years. But their authority is only temporary, weeks not months probably. It is limited.

Time for the legislature to enact legislation, if it is important. That will never happen, for the usual reasons. Face it, we've a critical mass of essentially brain dead individuals in this country and around the world. They are otherwise unable to process information or think for themselves in any way.

Permanent adolescence. Learned helplessness and dependence.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (E5DvK)

264 if that was the level of discourse we'd be in a better place.
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:46 PM (zr5Kq)

heh. I think you're right.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (6FeV1)

265 stores requiring face coverings should (and probably do) allow face shields (instead of masks)

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (TOyHQ)

266 It makes me sick to see little kids with these ridiculous masks on their face. It's cruel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (wPVhA)

267 " I'm really tempted to wear a pillow case with eye holes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (aKsyK)

Sort of like a hood. But that might get you in trouble.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (WIRy8)

268 other than 1 it is not a bad, old school civil activism. if that was the level of discourse we'd be in a better place.
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:46 PM (zr5Kq)

But because of number 3, there is no discourse. Complete refusal to engage except at the end of a gun barrel or torch is why everything is going to hell (that and just poisonous commie bullshit.)

Just shrugging your shoulders and refusing even to speak with the other side because they are evil and you might as well get down to it and just start the fucking shooting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (cI3Q7)

269 It might not be mere coincidence that the Twitter 'hack' came shortly after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.

Posted by: davidt at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (l3+k2)

270 I have a new theory I'm working on that possibly the ennui of today's youth might be due to so much of the low hanging fruit of discovery having already been plucked by 2000 years of previous generations.

Just a theory. Humor me.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (QLf0x)

271 102 I'm convinced mask hysteria isn't an ideological divide but a generational divide. A lot of people over 50 have just gone insane about the China flu. I hate to be cruel but quit being so fucking scared and selfish about this crap.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 15, 2020 10:22 PM (4thlk)

Not where I live. Totes ideological.

Posted by: Flyover at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (Rbu5d)

272 Today the Las Cruces, NM school board decided to rename Oņate High School over the objections of parents, staff, and students. This despite the district having a budget shortfall of $2.4 million and the renaming estimated to cost $150K to $180K. New name has not been decided yet.


Which just goes to show we've get these Maoist suckers of cock out at all levels of government.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (SchxB)

273 Wear one like a loincloth.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

or a codpiece.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (WIRy8)

274 I could use an "English tooter"... It might help with my on-going issues in diction, grammar, orthography, and punctuation...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto

The fee is ONE MEELION FORINTS

Posted by: Miklos, actual former award-winning ESL teacher at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (QzkSJ)

275 It really astounds me how we're such huge spikes in the WOO FUK MAI LUNGS all because old white people had BBQs on Memorial Day.

As you know, there were no significant events that occurred since then that could have caused the spikes.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (+dsLj)

276
But because of number 3, there is no discourse. Complete refusal to engage except at the end of a gun barrel or torch is why everything is going to hell (that and just poisonous commie bullshit.)

Just shrugging your shoulders and refusing even to speak with the other side because they are evil and you might as well get down to it and just start the fucking shooting.


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (cI3Q7)


I am willing to consider no 3 point as problematic.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (zr5Kq)

277 276 Wear one like a loincloth.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

or a codpiece.
Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (WIRy

---------

Even better, stuff it with real cod.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (wPVhA)

278 259 Whitmer threatening a shutdown of auto plants again if Michigans numbers continue to increase. Her comments were not received well by the big three.
Posted by: Jen the original at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (w0DsD)

And THAT is what I am waiting for.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (cI3Q7)

279 Must say, really enjoying Kanab. It's like Sedona before all the libs took over. Unfortunately have to beat feet back to Phoenix tomorrow.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (7RTpD)
* * * *

Safe travels back tomorrow. Enjoy the ride! Whether through Page or Fredonia, the views are spectacular. Glad you got to see some of Utah's best!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (WFcrO)

280
Kanye is kinda weird and interesting. Out of the box thinker. Maybe his wife has a lot to do with it. She is not a dumb woman. I think his mother was a teacher ? I don't remember..
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:26 PM (zr5Kq)

He is a bipolar asshole. A rich one apparently.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation

=======

I'm with CRA. He's not a thinker. He tripped over a money bomb in an industry that values insanity.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (G51Gf)

281
What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the ape in apricot?
Posted by: The Cowardly Lion


Whatta they got that I ain't got?

Courage

Posted by: Dan Rather at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (aKsyK)

282 It really astounds me how we're such huge spikes in the WOO FUK MAI LUNGS all because old white people had BBQs on Memorial Day.



As you know, there were no significant events that occurred since then that could have caused the spikes.


Are we sure the virus didn't acquire ninja skills about that time?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 15, 2020 10:53 PM (SchxB)

283 I have a new theory I'm working on that possibly the ennui of today's youth might be due to so much of the low hanging fruit of discovery having already been plucked by 2000 years of previous generations.

Just a theory. Humor me.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (QLf0x)

Sure. Go with it.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:53 PM (zr5Kq)

284 Just shrugging your shoulders and refusing even to speak with the other side because they are evil and you might as well get down to it and just start the fucking shooting.


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (cI3Q7)


I am willing to consider no 3 point as problematic.
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (zr5Kq)

umm.. but that's me
I refuse to argue with a Leftist
it will only end in pain for me

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:53 PM (TOyHQ)

285 Vmom, rockhammer16 tweet gone by time I got to it. Do you have a screenshot?

Posted by: Flyover at July 15, 2020 10:53 PM (Rbu5d)

286 It makes me sick to see little kids with these ridiculous masks on their face. It's cruel.

Saw a little girl at Aldi's a couple weeks ago. ( Yeah I know 'Aldi' but down heah we say 'Aldi's)

Mommy was wearing a mask. Sister was wearing a mask.

Little girl was carrying a doll. The doll was wearing a mask.


It was one of those moments that made me feel like I was either starring in the worst Twilight Zone episode ever or having a severe case of stomach-emptying food poisoning.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:54 PM (RkalO)

287 Ladyl, do you have to carry an ADA card around or some medical proof that you can't wear a mask?

I genuinely have trouble breathing too which is part of why I've never worn the mask.

The other part is I don't like being told what to do by limpy dicked GOP who is asshoe.

The other part is I don't especially like being ordered what to do by leftists, who are asshoe.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 10:54 PM (+dsLj)

288 280 276 Wear one like a loincloth.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

or a codpiece.
Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (WIRy

---------

Even better, stuff it with real cod.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (wPVhA)

The piece of cod which surpasseth all understanding.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

289 I am willing to consider no 3 point as problematic.
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (zr5Kq)

I know where you are coming from, live and let live as long as the other asshole does not bother me. What they are coming from is 'There is no point in arguing with them because they are EVIL' and thus dehumanizing the opposition.

Kulaks, Jews, Wreckers, Deplorables.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:54 PM (cI3Q7)

290 288 Vmom, rockhammer16 tweet gone by time I got to it. Do you have a screenshot?
Posted by: Flyover at July 15, 2020 10:53 PM (Rbu5d)


Do an internet search. It come up. Pretty shocking.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

291 Whatever Burger King puts on their burgers to make those black lines always gives me indigestion. I can taste those things for days afterwards.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (WIRy8)

292 Jefferson Starship - Switchbladehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5cuGSwgzVE

Posted by: setnaffa at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (c4NCi)

293 Just shrugging your shoulders and refusing even to speak with the other side because they are evil and you might as well get down to it and just start the fucking shooting.


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:50 PM (cI3Q7)


I am willing to consider no 3 point as problematic.
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (zr5Kq)

umm.. but that's me
I refuse to argue with a Leftist
it will only end in pain for me
Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:53 PM (TOyHQ)

I am willing to reconsider my consideration.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (zr5Kq)

294 I can't believe none of you remembered my birthday. Some gray box friends you turned out to be!

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (sGotD)

295 Sure. Go with it.
Posted by: runner


Genus is never appreciated in it's time.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (QLf0x)

296 Teenagers are using face masks to dress up as old people and buy alcohol

This the best thing I've heard in a while.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (ZLI7S)

---

ikr?

That's something we'd do.

Posted by: SMH at July 15, 2020 10:56 PM (RU4sa)

297 Whatever Burger King puts on their burgers to make those black lines
always gives me indigestion. I can taste those things for days
afterwards.


Don't they just draw those on with a Sharpie?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 15, 2020 10:56 PM (SchxB)

298 Now that I think about it, only a campaign that's in trouble would have to hold rallies. Biden must be 300 points ahead.

Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 10:56 PM (ELgVT)

299 /sock

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thinking Is For Saps at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (AiZBA)

300 I can't believe none of you remembered my birthday. Some gray box friends you turned out to be!
Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (sGotD)

Happy birthday ! What did you bring us ?

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (zr5Kq)

301 Happy Birthday Irish!!

Skoal.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (QLf0x)

302 umm.. but that's me
I refuse to argue with a Leftist
it will only end in pain for me
Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:53 PM (TOyHQ)

I am willing to reconsider my consideration.
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (zr5Kq)

LOL!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (cI3Q7)

303 What a pleasant evening. Now troll free!

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (WIRy8)

304 288 dang no screenshot

basically it showed a couple of screens, no identifiable twitter info, but presumably an account, and buttons like
"Protected" "Blocked" "Suspended" "Trends Blacklist" "Search Blacklist"

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (TOyHQ)

305
Do English farts sound different than other farts?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (pNxlR)

306 I can't believe none of you remembered my birthday. Some gray box friends you turned out to be!
Posted by: IrishEi


Hey everybody, IrishEi is 29 today!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (SchxB)

307 297 I can't believe none of you remembered my birthday. Some gray box friends you turned out to be!
Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (sGotD)


Happy happy happy birthday, IrishEi!!!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

308 299 Teenagers are using face masks to dress up as old people and buy alcohol

This the best thing I've heard in a while.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (ZLI7S)

---

ikr?

That's something we'd do.
Posted by: SMH at July 15, 2020 10:56 PM (RU4sa)

That's something I would NEVER have done.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (NWiLs)

309 Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (sGotD)

Happy Birthday!

Did you bring cake?

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (WIRy8)

310 Happy Birthday IrishEi!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (TOyHQ)

311 Don't blame me for that idiot city council woman. I live outside city limits.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (rb04c)

312 Don't they just draw those on with a Sharpie?
Posted by: Blanco Basura


At this point I think they do.

The grilled flavor seems fake as hell.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (QLf0x)

313 And I say that to my shame.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (NWiLs)

314 Half of these people needed someone, many years ago, to throw a glass of water in his face, shake him by his shoulders and say "Get it together, man! You're making a damn spectacle of yourself!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (oJN+m)


Cecil B. DeMille couldn't compete with the spectacles walking around now.

Posted by: RickZ at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (Y8PSl)

315 A few more questions from that awesome sexual harassment training....

"You're at a public function with your boss. He/She is being very touchy-feely with a member of the opposite sex, another co-worker. The next morning your boss asks you to describe what you saw because they can't remember and thinks they might be the subject of a sexual harassment suit."

Do you tell them the truth?
Claim you saw nothing?
Ask if they have your underwear because, reasons?
Posted by: Martini Farmer

Is this before or after the bonus discussion

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (Yb9e3)

316 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (WFcrO)

LS, thanks buddy. Heading back through Page and Lake Powell. You might need to come south for a AZ MOME.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (7RTpD)

317 273 I have a new theory I'm working on that possibly the ennui of today's youth might be due to so much of the low hanging fruit of discovery having already been plucked by 2000 years of previous generations.

Just a theory. Humor me.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (QLf0x)

It's not wrong. The kind of paradigm altering breakthroughs in math and science and engineering are exceedingly hard to come by.

All the technology in your phone has been around for at least 50 years. It's been made better, and cheaper, and more efficient, but nothing completely different in kind than what has gone before.

There is precious little we know about physics now that we haven't known for quite some time. Every breakthrough and advancement we get takes serious study just to get the general idea of why it is important or significant.

We've got the physical universe mapped out pretty damn well at this point, and it would take something on the level of demonstrable access to a parallel universe, significant manipulation of gravity fields, or a practical engineering application of dark matter to really shock the world and kick of a new era of wonder at the universe.

The Age of Discovery is over, and we're left with a bunch of government funded boffins poking around the edges of What We Know.

The only "frontier" the youth of today have to face is inward....

and it ain't like we haven't spent the last few thousands of years plowing the same damn fields over and over there, either.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (6FeV1)

318
At first I thought the ideological divide on the mask thing was because the Lefties thought Trump was fumbling the response and they could make hay of it. But, after he acquiesced to all of the measures the governors and mayors and CDC fraudsters put in place, they still kept on with the blind, panicky freakout, and even after COVID was on the wane.

I now think it's because the average Leftist shit-for-brains believes a viral outbreak will harm Trump in the elections. And they want him to lose badly that they actually WANT a killer plague to descend. And they want that to happen so much that they think they can will it to be by continuing to panic as though it were real.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (oJN+m)

319 I see. Airbnb operators are more creative than small-scale landlords being defrauded by state governments for mandating eviction moratoriums that allow tenants to live rent-free until the pandemic is lifted.

Posted by: Marietta at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (AL+tu)

320 Happy birthday, IrishEi!
Always a welcome post from you, lass.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (w7KSn)

321 314 Don't blame me for that idiot city council woman. I live outside city limits.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (rb04c)

What about Hammer?

On a different note, good to see you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

322 IrishEi , would our gift to you , you may pick any member of the horde to sing "Happy Birthday". Go ahead, pick one !

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (zr5Kq)

323
Biden must be 300 points ahead.
Posted by: t-bird


I heard he's already been inaugurated. Trump is refusing to leave.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (aKsyK)

324 297 I can't believe none of you remembered my birthday. Some gray box friends you turned out to be!
Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (sGotD)

Here. I got you bottle of whine.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

325 A lot of the stores in my area are blowing off the mask thing. I got bored with the gauze mask so now I'm using a fishnet stocking. No complaints from employees.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (2+j2N)

326 Do English farts sound different than other farts?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot



They always drop the "r"s.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (QLf0x)

327 1974 Airplane got soft after they lost their rhythm section.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2tr-UctURQ

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (SKXSf)

328 I think Burger King have a history of putting out these woke ads on social media and streaming platforms, then putting out their normal corporate crap on TV. They want to earn points with the mentally I'll on social media and earn dollars from the normies. Trying to Have It They're Way.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (uhPTO)

329 Whatever Burger King puts on their burgers to make those black lines always gives me indigestion. I can taste those things for days afterwards.
Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (WIRy

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That's the most specific food sensitivity I ever heard of.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (wPVhA)

330 *geez ...as our gift to you ...
not even drunk or anything...

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (zr5Kq)

331 Teenagers are using face masks to dress up as old people and buy alcohol



This the best thing I've heard in a while.



ikr?



That's something we'd do.



Get drunk , you rutting, little American punks.

You earned it. :-)

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (RkalO)

332 Happy Birfday, IrishEi!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (prJfn)

333 "You're at a public function with your boss. He/She is being very touchy-feely with a member of the opposite sex, another co-worker. The next morning your boss asks you to describe what you saw because they can't remember and thinks they might be the subject of a sexual harassment suit."

Do you tell them the truth?
Claim you saw nothing?
Ask if they have your underwear because, reasons?

---

Before I answer - is she asking during breakfast or has she just rolled over and started talking?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (Rvt88)

334 if that was the level of discourse we'd be in a better place.

I've never seen a clearer example of projection than #5 in that list. WE need people angry? LOL.

Posted by: An Observation at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (jyyTN)

335 basically it showed a couple of screens, no identifiable twitter info, but presumably an account, and buttons like
"Protected" "Blocked" "Suspended" "Trends Blacklist" "Search Blacklist"
Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (TOyHQ)


https://tinyurl.com/y7zrdnwo

Posted by: hogmartin at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (t+qrx)

336 And now, the birthday spankings.
*warms up*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (NWiLs)

337 329 Do English farts sound different than other farts?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

They always drop the "r"s.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (QLf0x)

Their fat jokes are the best in the world.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (6FeV1)

338 So this is how fucking stupid things are getting:

Me: I refuse to wear a mask because there is no science in support of it.

Idiot Person I have to work with: Are you crazy, there is plenty of scientific evidence and all the experts say it will prevent the spread.

Me: Please show me one definitive study that proves public mask wearing directly correlates with lower infection rates.

Idiot Person I Have to Work With:...
...............
....................................
....................................................

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 11:01 PM (+dsLj)

339
The Age of Discovery is over, and we're left with a bunch of government funded boffins poking around the edges of What We Know.

The only "frontier" the youth of today have to face is inward....


Scientific method and discovery is whiteness.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:01 PM (aKsyK)

340 vmom, runner, Aetius and others, all good points.

I think some of the list is okay and old-school, but other segments are obviously designed to gin up hate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

341 Uh, happy birthday IrishEi!!

Posted by: Dr. T at July 15, 2020 11:02 PM (Vgw1E)

342 Re: AC/DC, I worked in an arcade for awhile and "Highway to Hell" was the only damn song those kids would play on the jukebox, so I was pretty sick of hearing them.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:02 PM (rb04c)

343 >>> Here. I got you bottle of whine.
~~~~~

Hmpf.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 11:02 PM (sGotD)

344 Jules: "what do they call a whopper?"

Vincent (looking disgusted): "I don't know, I didn't go to burger king"

Posted by: Al Bundy at July 15, 2020 11:03 PM (Z7toj)

345 Whatever Burger King puts on their burgers to make
those black lines always gives me indigestion. I can taste those things
for days afterwards.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (WIRy



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That's the most specific food sensitivity I ever heard of.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (wPVhA)

This is just between us right? Years ago if I was suffering some "irregularity" I would seek out a BK Whopper even if I had to travel a bit to get one. Maybe it was psychological, but then again, there is a reason I came up with the idea. A coffee, and Whopper and maybe some dip. It would put Ex Lax out of business.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 11:03 PM (hHxp2)

346 Dollar Tree is requiring masks. I'm doomed.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (WIRy8)

347 I can't believe none of you remembered my birthday. Some gray box friends you turned out to be!
Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 10:55 PM (sGotD)
* * * *

It's your birthday? Well, hope you had a wonderful day and may you have a great year!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (WFcrO)

348 They want to earn points with the mentally I'll on social media and earn dollars from the normies. Trying to Have It They're Way.

*******

The very fact that they reserve all the woke and deranged shit to social media should tell you everything you need to know about the people who use social media.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (+dsLj)

349 In the 1980s I loved Whoppers and would walk a mile to buy one.

Then they did... something... to them in the 1990s. Now I find they're very spotty in quality.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

350 280 276 Wear one like a loincloth.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

or a codpiece.
Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (WIRy

---------

Even better, stuff it with real cod.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 10:52 PM (wPVhA)

Gird your f'in loins!!!!

Posted by: Joe the Biden at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (oZuI0)

351 Scientific method and discovery is whiteness.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:01 PM (aKsyK)

Ok, i mean, there's always mental illness research, but still....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (6FeV1)

352
Two good things in the last 48 hours: both grandkids spent a day with us here on Tuesday -- first time in four months -- and today is my Mom's 91st birthday.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (pNxlR)

353 Good evening. It's hot here. And humid. Almost like it was July in Oklahoma. Land of the Red Man and constant climate catastrophe.

That pic up top... it looks just like the... view... out.. my....

never mind.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click to see a cat go postal
at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (macz7)

354 168 Wear the mask to get past the gate keeper. Jerk it under the chin. Don't make eye contact with anyone. Keep moving. Also have a shopping cart. It is great on offense or defence. Speed is the key. This is WAR.
Posted by: Leonard McCoy, Doctor


This is what I had been doing, but the governor of Michigan has decided that if businesses and their employees don't enforce the mask wearing, the businesses will be fined and perhaps lose their business licenses. I don't for a minute believe that she will take Meijers or Walmart's businesses, but she will do it to smaller businesses. She's already done it to a barber. Businesses in smaller cities and towns are concerned about being put out of business by that dictator.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (+lVUW)

355 ALH, use an actual dollar ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

356 thanks hogmartin!
saved a couple of those

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (TOyHQ)

357 >>> Here. I got you bottle of whine.
~~~~~

Hmpf.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 11:02 PM (sGotD)


Here honey. I got you some new underwear.

Posted by: IrishEi's Granny at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (AiZBA)

358 get food poisoning at every church supper, so we quit goint to them.
Some people do not have clean kitchens.
Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 10:41 PM (WIRy

Years ago a woman at church had a ministry of having a group of people all pitch in and make a series of family meals. Everyone bought the same ingredients and then did an assembly line of making various meals. At the end of the night you went home with a bunch of prepared meals to toss in the freezer for later use.

Well, watching these people assemble the meals made me toss my meals when I got home. Some were picking their nose. Others would wipe their dirty hands under their arm pits, food drop on the floor and added to the meal. Not to mention coughing on the food and never washing their hands. I only went once.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (j/7rl)

359 Thank you all.

It was actually yesterday. Which, sadly, is also Bastille Day.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (sGotD)

360 In the 1980s I loved Whoppers and would walk a mile to buy one.

--------

Same here. I haven't set foot in a Burger King in at least a decade.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (wPVhA)

361 . It would put Ex Lax out of business.
Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 11:03 PM (hHxp2)

For me, that's Pizza Hut.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (6FeV1)

362 "What about Hammer?

On a different note, good to see you
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian "


I'm not sure if he is or not.

And I start my chemo next week. Wish me luck!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (rb04c)

363 Bonnie Raitt is an excellent slide guitarist. Great voice too. Hot ginger in her day. Nasty leftist, alas.

Posted by: Buzz at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (obxya)

364 There used to be a product called Liquid Smoke, that was supposed to make pan fried burgers taste like they had been cooked on the grill. It tasted the same as Burger King to me, and gave me the same result.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (WIRy8)

365 362 Thank you all.

It was actually yesterday. Which, sadly, is also Bastille Day.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (sGotD)

*cues up Steel Panther's "Storm the F*cking Castle"*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (6FeV1)

366 Do English farts sound different than other farts?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 10:57 PM (pNxlR)


They sound classier.
Mostly they spell them with an extra 'u'.

Posted by: GWB at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (zDcxE)

367 So here's one for you.

If Joe Biden goes ahead with a live in-person Debate, you know he's in trouble and the polls really are bullsh*t.

Now, *I* already know that. But for those who may crave confirmation, that would be it.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (l/DtQ)

368 I wear the mask when it's required, but I don't take it too seriously. The minute I'm an inch out of the "this establishment requires face-coverings at all times" zones, I take it off and shove it in my pocket. I am with a few people this week (elderly in-laws) to whom it's important, so I play along out of respect for them.

Posted by: Lincolntf at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (KVS6+)

369 Good Luck, Asheville Robert. I'll say a prayer for you.

Posted by: ALH at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (WIRy8)

370 Happiest of birthdays IrishEi, and many more!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 15, 2020 11:07 PM (a4EWo)

371 340 329 Do English farts sound different than other farts?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

They always drop the "r"s.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (QLf0x)



[hunts for Terrance and Phillip clips]

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:07 PM (oZuI0)

372 IrishEi , would our gift to you , you may pick any member of the horde to sing "Happy Birthday". Go ahead, pick one !
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:59 PM (zr5Kq)
~~~~~

Muldoon! But we'll probably have to wait until morning for him.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (sGotD)

373 Grace Slick was almost elderly (for a hippie) in the 60s. I can't imagine Jorma playing "We Built This City". No way. He started oit as folkie/blues guitar instructor basically. He's a pretty accomplished fingerstyle guy, if you can believe that.

Whoever the guy is that sang for "Starship" I didn't like that guy's voice, it just bugged me.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (E5DvK)

374 I very occasionally go to Burger King for their onion rings and dipping sauce. You have to find a clean one.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (l/DtQ)

375
Good evening. It's hot here. And humid. Almost like it was July in
Oklahoma. Land of the Red Man and constant climate catastrophe.



That pic up top... it looks just like the... view... out.. my....



never mind.

Posted by: mindful webworker
click to see a cat go postal
at July 15, 2020 11:04 PM (macz7)

hmm, i wonder if Red Man chewing tobacco is going to fold. I know they are owned by the Swedes and their market is kind of tiny. I probably shouldn't bring it up as the lefties know so little about our history and culture they need someone to tell them what to be outraged about tomorrow.

I have thought that a real turncoat could make some money off these people. Someone who knows the culture and the history could sell them info. I am sure that it already happening. No way these wokesters knew half the things they hate today just a few months ago. Someone has to tell them.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (hHxp2)

376 Howdy all,
What are the topics of discussion here?

I had a long day of driving due to drs appt. IL road construction made it a bad deal, along w/ the rain, was almost blinding once.

We needed the rain here in N IL.

Posted by: Farmer at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (4VJ6T)

377 370 So here's one for you.

If Joe Biden goes ahead with a live in-person Debate, you know he's in trouble and the polls really are bullsh*t.

Now, *I* already know that. But for those who may crave confirmation, that would be it.
Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (l/DtQ)

I would personally write Donald J. Trump a check for $10,000 if he asked Big Sniffs to his face during a debate, "Are you out of your fucking mind?".

Verbatim.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (6FeV1)

378 It has been proven that psychological stress raises blood pressure. Anyone who has ever had their blood pressure taken in a doctor's office can attest to that. Having to wear a face covering over the nose can conceivably cause stress to some people. It induces a feeling of smothering, suffocation.

I watched video of a CCP bureau meeting a few weeks ago. Everyone in the huge auditorium was wearing the same mask, except for the row in front and of course Xi. The mask is a symbol. Some may speak. All others must be silent.

Posted by: fly gal at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (6CtMt)

379 Dog says to his dog friend "you look happy today."
"I am. My master is taking me to the vet to get tutored!"

Posted by: Guam tipper at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (FsgBK)

380 ALH, I had forgotten about Liquid Smoke! It was a staple at the restaurant where I worked during high school. I'm pretty sure every beef dish had at least a bit of L.S. in it. I liked it.

Posted by: Lincolntf at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (KVS6+)

381 I was hoping to get some more lessons from the English Tooter

Posted by: Eric SwallowsWell at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (SxBH1)

382 Someone has to tell them.
Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (hHxp2)

Tell 'em it's a sunburnt Sami.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (6FeV1)

383
There used to be a product called Liquid Smoke, that was supposed to make pan fried burgers taste like they had been cooked on the grill.


Topping its ingredients' list was "an artisanal blend of carcinogens"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (pNxlR)

384 Muldoon! But we'll probably have to wait until morning for him.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (sGotD)

Excellent choice !

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (zr5Kq)

385 It's not wrong. The kind of paradigm altering breakthroughs in math and science and engineering are exceedingly hard to come by.

All the technology in your phone has been around for at least 50 years. It's been made better, and cheaper, and more efficient, but nothing completely different in kind than what has gone before.

There is precious little we know about physics now that we haven't known for quite some time. Every breakthrough and advancement we get takes serious study just to get the general idea of why it is important or significant.

We've got the physical universe mapped out pretty damn well at this point, and it would take something on the level of demonstrable access to a parallel universe, significant manipulation of gravity fields, or a practical engineering application of dark matter to really shock the world and kick of a new era of wonder at the universe.

The Age of Discovery is over, and we're left with a bunch of government funded boffins poking around the edges of What We Know.

The only "frontier" the youth of today have to face is inward....

and it ain't like we haven't spent the last few thousands of years plowing the same damn fields over and over there, either.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


That was exactly what I was thinking only it isn't just STEM type stuff. Think of art and music.

What new art movements or musical revolutions could there be? Of course that's down to my lack of imagination but it seems like the well is running dry there too.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (QLf0x)

386 A band with double bass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOvp1vRguNg

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM (SKXSf)

387 ONT has been up long enough for me to inject some Bitter Clinger bullsh*t into the conversation, correct?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM (HA6iB)

388 If Joe Biden goes ahead with a live in-person Debate, you know he's in trouble and the polls really are bullsh*t.

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

If anyone seriously think Biden can maintain a questiionable 10-15 point lead for 4 straight months hiding in his basement the whole time I'd like to have what they're smoking.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM (+dsLj)

389 >>> Before I answer - is she asking during breakfast or has she just rolled over and started talking?
Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 11:00 PM (Rvt8


*golf clap*

Posted by: Behind the dish at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM (7TV9X)

390
There used to be a product called Liquid Smoke, that was supposed to make pan fried burgers taste like they had been cooked on the grill. It tasted the same as Burger King to me, and gave me the same result.
Posted by: ALH


I remember when a mess cook put an entire container of that stuff in some stew. Yuck!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM (aKsyK)

391 YouTube is deliberately lowering the audio and video quality of their presentations.

Herding.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:11 PM (SKXSf)

392 ONT has been up long enough for me to inject some Bitter Clinger bullsh*t into the conversation, correct?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM



Indeed! Spew forth, our friend!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:11 PM (prJfn)

393 204 I had food poisoning when I was but a young lass, and the only culprit that could have been responsible was Burger King. Since then I have refused to eat there. I would not miss them if they disappeared tomorrow.

Oh my gosh, you too? We were on base in Panama, and Burger king was the only option, unless you wanted Antony's pizza (which was awesome, but not all the time).

I was pregnant and craving a burger, and a day later was in the hospital praying I didn't lose my baby. It was the only thing I ate that day, and I tested positive for giardia.

I haven't eaten at BK in 25 years, and have no plans to darken their doors ever again.

Posted by: Moki at July 15, 2020 11:11 PM (/H+aK)

394 monomouth also had cankles up by double digits in PA

Posted by: REDACTED at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (JgrP5)

395 At work, the younger people are definitely more freaked out. There were five people that tested positive at a company on the floor below our office. One of the young guys thought they should be shut down. The younger field techs won't go into residences. Senior tech does things like always. I do run into internet friends that are older and wear a mask. But it's more about them being concerned about their health. They don't have the hysteria.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (YynYJ)

396
[hunts for Terrance and Phillip clips]
Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:07 PM (oZuI0


No dice - they're Canadians.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (pNxlR)

397
This is just between us right? Years ago if I
was suffering some "irregularity" I would seek out a BK Whopper even if I
had to travel a bit to get one. Maybe it was psychological, but then
again, there is a reason I came up with the idea. A coffee, and Whopper
and maybe some dip. It would put Ex Lax out of business.


Posted by: Quint



Two burritos from a certain fast food joint with a "ring" to it, fixes me right up....

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (2ygtH)

398
That was exactly what I was thinking only it isn't just STEM type stuff. Think of art and music.

What new art movements or musical revolutions could there be? Of course that's down to my lack of imagination but it seems like the well is running dry there too.
Posted by: eleven


Didn't they close the patent office once because they just knew that nothing new could be invented?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (aKsyK)

399 So this MASSIVE UPTICK in batflu cases....how the death rate match up? Rising as well? Never hear about that one

Posted by: A dude in MI at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (SxBH1)

400 A band with double bass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOvp1vRguNg
Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM (SKXSf)


Nice.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at July 15, 2020 11:13 PM (AiZBA)

401 3. Do not argue with those who support him -- it doesn't work.

Yeah, the reason it doesn't work is because the left gets their asses kicked every time they try, and they are tired of all the beat downs.

Posted by: An Observation at July 15, 2020 11:13 PM (jyyTN)

402 The Age of Discovery is over, and we're left with a bunch of government funded boffins poking around the edges of What We Know.

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

I watched some history specials about Edison, Tesla, Bell, Marconi, Morse, etc, and their unbelievable inventions.

it always struck me as wildly bizarre that the most brilliant inventors in America's history were nearly all born and lived in the same period.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 11:13 PM (+dsLj)

403 I was just thinking, how do you kill two birds with one stone? By killing!

Do you think they would sacrifice Joe after a debate to "Covid-19" to ramp up the mask-ysteria, make the final push for mail-in voting, and swap in the real candidate?

Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 11:13 PM (DMQdU)

404 "A band with double bass:"

Hey, Jack Sheldon. I got to meet him a few times. What a monster musician. He worked for Merv.
Merv made the most $ off of the least amount of notes ever.
Anyone know what was the tune?
It's still running and earning $ even today.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (w7KSn)

405 I observed Trump very closely during 2016 and could "see" what he was doing just about every step of the way. He hammered Hillary very early, very often and very effectively. He was the true underdog then. It was really something to behold.

What I find interesting this time - and I can see it as clear as day - is that Trump is holding back *so* much right now. I don't know if it's because they haven't "named" Biden the nominee or if it's just to early based on what the media still has in their pocket.

At some point - at the "correct" point - I believe Trump is going to unleash a flood like you've never ever seen in your life. Best analogy right now is Ali-Foreman.

That's how it looks to me anyway.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (l/DtQ)

406
Bonnie Raitt's voice and bluesy style is timeless.

And never disappoints.

Hope her health is improving, she had to beg off a tour last year.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (sy5kK)

407 Didn't they close the patent office once because they just knew that nothing new could be invented?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (aKsyK)

---------

To be fair, it gave Einstein time to come up with a few crazy ideas.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (wPVhA)

408 And I start my chemo next week. Wish me luck!
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (rb04c)
* * * *

Good luck! Don't be afraid to give in to your food cravings. It's your body's way of telling you what it needs. A relative did that and gained a little weight while undergoing chemo, instead of losing it. She's doing really well now.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (WFcrO)

409 Bon Scott didn't exactly have a great voice, but that feller they brought on to replace, is like nails on a chalkboard. I never cared for the devil imagery and back in black references. I'm not real churchy but it seems that stuff is a bad lead to the kids. It sells, I guess, but what else is new. They played it constantly on radio at the time.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (E5DvK)

410
I'm not sure if he is or not.

And I start my chemo next week. Wish me luck!
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (rb04c)


Good luck, AshevilleRobert. I am praying for you.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

411 Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (WFcrO)
Thank you. We need to go out there to hike and scout.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 11:15 PM (BRkq2)

412 I used to like BK on a lark. I really like the long fried chicken patty sandwich they do.

The place skeeves me out though, lately. Always smells bad. Always has substandard ingredients (funky mayo, decrepit lettuce, stale bread). Doesn't matter where I go either. Always a bummer to go there.

That company's got issues across the board, and selling conflict free sadness patties to braindead jagoffs who'd never even set foot in a burger chain anyway isn't exactly the way to get one's mojo back.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:15 PM (6FeV1)

413 Good luck Asheville Robert!!! Kick cancer's butt!!!

Posted by: Moki at July 15, 2020 11:15 PM (/H+aK)

414 Good luck, AshevilleRobert!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:15 PM (prJfn)

415
Merv made the most $ off of the least amount of notes ever.
Anyone know what was the tune?
It's still running and earning $ even today.
Posted by: attila the thrilla


Final Jeopardy?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:15 PM (aKsyK)

416 >>> I had food poisoning when I was but a young lass, and the only culprit that could have been responsible was Burger King. Since then I have refused to eat there. I would not miss them if they disappeared tomorrow.

====

Same. Even remember the year. I was jr. in HS. Mom thought I had been drinking. Three days of you-know-what. Lost ten pounds. I'd kill for that diet now.

Posted by: Behind the dish at July 15, 2020 11:15 PM (7TV9X)

417 Show cancer no mercy, Robert!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:16 PM (wPVhA)

418 Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner, thank you Bertram!

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:16 PM (w7KSn)

419 If anyone seriously think Biden can maintain a
questiionable 10-15 point lead for 4 straight months hiding in his
basement the whole time I'd like to have what they're smoking.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade
Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 11:10 PM (+dsLj)
He's not beating incumbent Trump any which way and certainly not by hiding away. I have been saying this week that what we are seeing from the Left is a form of mass psychosis. How they could be convinced they have a shot with Biden is beyond any level of rationality, Chinese Virus and Riots or no.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:17 PM (l/DtQ)

420 Best of luck, AshevilleRobert! Sending prayers your way.

Posted by: fly gal at July 15, 2020 11:17 PM (6CtMt)

421
During my phone call with Mon, she talked of some news report that San Francisco housing the homeless in its hotels is working out just as well as we expected.

Her question to me was, "How is it that the city can force the hotels to do that?"

"Dunno, Mom. Dunno."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 11:17 PM (pNxlR)

422 attila the thrilla

The music in Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:17 PM (u82oZ)

423
I forgot to check out the Mystery Click.

Susan Tedeschi, kind of the voice-daughter of Bonnie Raitt!

The Tedeschi-Trucks band is a great live experience.


Damn, MisHum, you done GOOD!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:17 PM (sy5kK)

424 Good luck, Asheville Robert!

Posted by: Lincolntf at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (KVS6+)

425 Good luck to you Asheville Robert!

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (w7KSn)

426 Tomorrow I shall rise early, and drive west, to Utah, to meet my son and his Christian brethren.

No. Not Mormon.

I am not a good Christian. A former Catholic. My fault, not the Church's fault. Mom and Dad are devout Catholics.

Son has been gently guiding me along. He bought me a NKJV Bible that I like a lot. I have a way to go, but he is patient. This gathering is a big step for me.

But I am ready. Gritting my lions and whatnot.

Plus, I love road trips. I love the way the open road clears my mind. And I got my phone chock full of 4000 of my favorite songs. Internet is spotty where I am going, so y'all will likely miss me this weekend. Srsly, tho, I need to disengage for a while.

G'night, Horde.

addendum: Rainbow, Stargazer. Ronnie James Dio was the greatest of all time.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, So Very Tired at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (x8Wzq)

427 >>> Merv made the most $ off of the least amount of notes ever.
Anyone know what was the tune?
It's still running and earning $ even today.
Posted by: attila the thrilla

Final Jeopardy?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:15 PM

It came in at 6:30pm when I was a wee lad. Being a kid, I never realized that they likely knew the song as a result of the clues, before a single note was even played.

Posted by: Behind the dish at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (7TV9X)

428 Two burritos from a certain fast food joint with a "ring" to it, fixes me right up....

Got food poisoning from one once. Mein gott in himmel, that rang my bell. Did clean a fella out good.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (zo4+n)

429 AshevilleRobert I will pray for your comfort, strength and healing. We are here for you while you go through this, for whatever that is worth.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (l/DtQ)

430 When Biden wins will we be allowed to go naked or will we have to wear hazmat suits?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (aKsyK)

431 When Biden wins will we be allowed to go naked or will we have to wear hazmat suits?



Good thing he won't win.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:19 PM (zr5Kq)

432 Whoever the guy is that sang for "Starship" I didn't like that guy's voice, it just bugged me.
Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (E5DvK)
* * * *

And I love Marty Balin's voice. Go figure.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 11:19 PM (WFcrO)

433 Is Fingers really going to be the actual Dem nominee?

Je crois que non, mes amis!

They're going to stick the Wookie in at the last minute...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:19 PM (prJfn)

434 Bertram Cabot, Jr.

The Patent Office burned in 1837 (NOT 1814), but never closed.

You're thinking if a Patent Office Director's quote (paraphrasing) that there are no new significant inventions out there. He was very wrong.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:19 PM (u82oZ)

435 370 So here's one for you.

If Joe Biden goes ahead with a live in-person Debate, you know he's in trouble and the polls really are bullsh*t.

Now, *I* already know that. But for those who may crave confirmation, that would be it.
Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (l/DtQ)

This makes perfect sense.

It's like the incumbent politician who's up against the newbie. There's no way the incumbent would give more than the bare minimum of debates unless they were behind. Same logic here.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 15, 2020 11:19 PM (gsGev)

436
selling conflict free sadness patties


Are we talking about feminine hygiene products again?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (pNxlR)

437 Babylon Bee: Walmart now requires all shoppers to wear pants. Racists!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (L2ZTs)

438 Maybe Burger King can rebrand itself as Redskins some day.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (zo4+n)

439 At some point - at the "correct" point - I believe Trump is going to unleash a flood like you've never ever seen in your life. Best analogy right now is Ali-Foreman.

That's how it looks to me anyway.
Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (l/DtQ)

What "should" happen, and what is "supposed" to happen, in a decent world, is that. I hope for it myself.

Then i realize that Our Lord is a real jokester, and leaves us stupid humans to collectively roger the proverbial canine more often than not, so if you want to predict the future, just image the worst possible outcome that could possibly arise from this situation, and go from there.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (6FeV1)

440 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:17 PM (sy5kK)

Thanks!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (aA3+G)

441 Good thing he won't win.
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:19 PM (zr5Kq)

-----------

I hear he's waaaay ahead in the polls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (wPVhA)

442 236 Some personal data points
- I have continued my life as I would have prior to Covid in every way except for where I had to adjust for lack of product availability
- I also refuse to fill out their fucking Census. ACORN ended that little piece of fuckulation. And yes I know it is a Constitutional requirement. I will be happy to respond when a member of Congress shows up at my front door in order to enummerate me after he/she shows two forms of identification.

- I have yet to know of a single person in my friend/family network that has contracted COVID let alone has been hospitalized for it. COVID deaths are something that happens in NYC and other shitholes, in my experience.

- I have yet to wear a mask. I will not do so.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 10:44 PM (RkalO)

I *do* have friends, a married couple, who had it. The woman landed in the hospital (co-morbidities). Both recovered.

I wore a mask once, at the very beginning. I had a planned trip to COSTCO, and there were things I wanted to have, since we didn't know how long or how bad it was going to be. Of course, it was before I realized it was a plandemic and a scam.

I thought I was going to pass out by time I got to the checkout.

I haven't worn one since, and I won't wear one, ever.

Posted by: Flyover at July 15, 2020 11:21 PM (Rbu5d)

443 Which one?
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off


Lakeville.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 11:21 PM (+lVUW)

444 Good Luck Asheville Robert! prayers up my man!

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 11:21 PM (hHxp2)

445 this seems like a fairly unbiased china lung fuck stat site:

https://coronavirusbellcurve.com

the death rate is flat or at a much dramatically lower level, lower than its been in mid-March.

The mortality rate is currently .88% and higher for the elderly, but if you factor out people older than 65 the mortality rate drops to .24% and this is only when calculating KNOWN cases. If 80% has been asymptomatic, never tested or reported the rate is even lower.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Beta Testing a Virtual Reality Joi from Blade Runner to be My Boom Boom Girl at July 15, 2020 11:21 PM (+dsLj)

446 402 So this MASSIVE UPTICK in batflu cases....how the death rate match up? Rising as well? Never hear about that one
Posted by: A dude in MI at July 15, 2020 11:12 PM (SxBH1)

---

To ask is to answer.

Posted by: SMH at July 15, 2020 11:21 PM (RU4sa)

447
You're thinking if a Patent Office Director's quote (paraphrasing) that there are no new significant inventions out there. He was very wrong.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


When was that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:21 PM (aKsyK)

448 My first job at 15 was as a cashier at BK.... I haven't really eaten at one since that I can recall.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (UUBmN)

449 There's no way the incumbent would give more than the bare minimum of debates unless they were behind.

Or if he wants to newbie to cry uncle.

Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (1vynn)

450 The 2nd place most $ per note would go to the Mennen deodorant theme during the late 1970s to 1980s, which consisted of 3 notes, exactly 3 and only 3, which had male baritone and tenor vocal only and they sung "By Mennen" on the solfege syllables of so, do, do (the 2nd do was down the octave).
3 notes. Millions of $.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (w7KSn)

451 Moki,

Two coincidences! We lived in Panama, although I believe we beat you by a decade. And we were on post on the Atlantic side. No BK over there!

The BK that sickened me was in Colorado.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (WFcrO)

452 Got food poisoning, about 12yo at a Thanksgiving buffet.

I was sick for a week. Don't know if I've ever been that sick.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (SKXSf)

453 Goodnight everyone and thank you all again for the birthday wishes.

And stay strong, Asheville Robert---kick cancer's butt!

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (sGotD)

454 Rainbow, Stargazer. Ronnie James Dio was the greatest of all time.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

^^^^^

I could be friends with this guy

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 15, 2020 11:23 PM (zo4+n)

455 Scientific discovery and advance is a haphazard process. Research within a paradigm discovers things within the paradigm. It takes the right genius at the right time to chase down anomalies. The end result is scientific revolution with new paradigms.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at July 15, 2020 11:23 PM (IBMDj)

456
The 2nd place most $ per note would go to the Mennen deodorant theme
during the late 1970s to 1980s, which consisted of 3 notes, exactly 3
and only 3, which had male baritone and tenor vocal only and they sung
"By Mennen" on the solfege syllables of so, do, do (the 2nd do was down
the octave).

3 notes. Millions of $.

Posted by: attila the thrilla


Theme from "Law and Order"?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 15, 2020 11:23 PM (2ygtH)

457 IrishEi, happy belated birthday. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:23 PM (L2ZTs)

458 Bertram Cabot, Jr.

1890s? Before radioactivity, ISTR. It's been a while since I worked at the Patent Office, so this is all from memory.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:23 PM (u82oZ)

459 "Theme from "Law and Order"?"

Has many many notes.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:24 PM (w7KSn)

460 That was exactly what I was thinking only it isn't just STEM type stuff. Think of art and music.



What new art movements or musical revolutions could there be? Of
course that's down to my lack of imagination but it seems like the well
is running dry there too.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 11:09 PM (QLf0x)


three elements:

1) credentialsim: only people who have the right credentials get listened to
2) Like large studios, tech giants like spending money on what last worked well, so they ignore new stuff. Also, if you are big enough you tend to squash competition, maybe not on purpose, but maybe by sucking all the funding out of the market
3) public schooling: A) it is poor and doesn't teach needed skills, and b) there is an interesting study that tracks adoption of mandatory public schooling in the US and it is echoed state by state by falling levels of patents, at about 20 years lag

I think the big thing is B, the big money sucking funding out of the world making actual innovations harder to develop

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:24 PM (WyVLE)

461
G'night, Horde.

addendum: Rainbow, Stargazer. Ronnie James Dio was the greatest of all time.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, So Very Tired at July 15, 2020 11:18 PM (x8Wzq)


That is wonderful, Pug.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

462 Lovely ONT, MisHum

I especially like the Grant quote.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 15, 2020 11:25 PM (U2p+3)

463 Or if he wants to newbie to cry uncle.
Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (1vynn)

Some puppies just need to be kicked.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:25 PM (6FeV1)

464 Ratio of $ per musical note.
Mennen, hands down.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:25 PM (w7KSn)

465 I hear he's waaaay ahead in the polls.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (wPVhA)


YOu know who else was ahead in the polls ?

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (zr5Kq)

466 Then i realize that Our Lord is a real jokester, and
leaves us stupid humans to collectively roger the proverbial canine
more often than not, so if you want to predict the future, just image
the worst possible outcome that could possibly arise from this
situation, and go from there.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:20 PM (6FeV1)

I hear that. There's a certain "obviousness" to the fact that Trump isn't a one-term president that I can't explain. It was the same way it was obvious to me that Trump was going to win in 2016 despite the entire world being aligned against him - maybe in fact because of it.

Then again I was utterly convinced Romney was going to beat Obama and that it would be a good thing. Sounds like I'm an eternal optimist, *except* I was equally convinced until autumn of 2015 that Hillary was inevitable with her Mao Revolution, Fun Camps and other shite I couldn't imagine (like, I dunno, extended lockdowns?).

But that was all a while ago - I've learned a lot about politics, mass persuasion and my own perceptual limitations since then, so you can't lean too much on me for that. This is totally different. Trump wins. It will be obvious when it's over.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (l/DtQ)

467 Yeah, Marty Balin. I think he passed away recently. I like his voice on "Volunteers", a pretty groovy song. All that stuff was before my time, but the boomers have a requirement that we must all love their stuff. I used to live tweaking people. "Yeah, that McCartney guy was in a band before Wings, wasn't he?"

LOL!!

Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (E5DvK)

468 154 I'm convinced mask hysteria isn't an ideological divide but a generational divide. A lot of people over 50 have just gone insane about the China flu. I hate to be cruel but quit being so fucking scared and selfish about this crap.
Posted by: lowandslow

I'm 63, the whole mask thing is stupid. I only wear one if I'll otherwise be denied service. I do know of a lot of young teachers who want to force 5 and 6yo kids to wear them under penalty of a disciplinary record.

We oldies lived through Hong Kong flu without missing a day of school and without ever wearing masks.

This is a political op.
Posted by: CN at July 15, 2020 10:31 PM (ONvIw)
---------------

I mentioned this late on last night's ONT.

According to the CDPH, California has 8.9 million children aged 0 to 17.

Guess how many have died from Covid?

Since the beginning.











Go ahead, guess.






















Zero. Deaths from Covid of Cali children aged 0 - 17 = Zero.

The factual, scientific information about Covid is purposely being buried.

You figure out why while I go pour a bourbon.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (sy5kK)

469
My worst food poisoning was caused by bad Eggs Benedict from a Sunday brunch buffet at a hotel in Charlotte, NC. When the then Mrs. K and I returned home to SC that evening we both were feeling punky. I decided to visit the bathroom first, at which point the contents of my GI tract executed a simultaneous rush for both exits. 'Twas a near thing, but I didn't have to clean a mess off the floor.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (pNxlR)

470 467 Ratio of $ per musical note.
Mennen, hands down.
Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:25 PM (w7KSn)

*ponders what zero divided by zero is....*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (6FeV1)

471 248 Depends on your definition of decent. Lots of nice places, small towns and great scenery in southwest Utah. Moved here a year ago and absolutely love it. But it takes some getting used to, especially if you move from a large town to a small town.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 10:43 PM (WFcrO)

Must say, really enjoying Kanab. It's like Sedona before all the libs took over. Unfortunately have to beat feet back to Phoenix tomorrow.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (7RTpD)

Thanks.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (BRkq2)

472 Alright.

Well, I had an ex-gf text me tonight, not completely out of the blue, but at least out of the indigo, and ask if I left her flowers on her porch.

I had not, though it sounds as though if I had, it may have yielded promising results.

All that aside, it got my mind to wondering, has the concept of the "secret admirer" become antiquated and more pessimistically associated with stalkerish behavior?

I sorta think what might have once been considered romantic, the anonymous suitor too timid to approach, is now understood as "who the f*ck is this creeper".

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (HA6iB)

473 454 Moki,

Two coincidences! We lived in Panama, although I believe we beat you by a decade. And we were on post on the Atlantic side. No BK over there!

The BK that sickened me was in Colorado.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 15, 2020 11:22 PM (WFcrO)

That is wild!!! We could see Miraflores from our front door. Panama was rough for me. Dengue, appendicitis, the Burger King amoeba, sheesh. That place almost broke me physically.

But, it was absolutely gorgeous. The wildlife just in our backyard was breathtaking: parrots, capybaras, giant anteaters and the occasional leopard or caiman.

Posted by: Moki at July 15, 2020 11:27 PM (/H+aK)

474 Prayers up AshevilleRobert.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 15, 2020 11:27 PM (a4EWo)

475 Here is the ad, jingle at the very end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daG-0KkirDI

Posted by: attila the thrilla at July 15, 2020 11:27 PM (w7KSn)

476 I stopped going to Burger King or McDonalds even if I was hungry because their burgers were cold, inedible, soggy, and service isn't "fast" at most of them. The warmed over burgers you can get at a WaWa's or a Racetrack aren't great, but they're still better than McD's or BK and at less than half the price.

I'm still leary of kitchen workers spitting in the food, since they believe it's good to do that because the customers are probably white supremacists

BK still exists simply due to inertia, still enough people going to them out of habit, but I think their "woke" ads are a desperate attempt to get soy eating millennials to wander in

Posted by: kbdabear at July 15, 2020 11:28 PM (qAR6u)

477 AshevilleRobert,
You got this.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 15, 2020 11:28 PM (U2p+3)

478 Has many many notes.

Posted by: attila the thrilla

Ahhhhh, true. I was thinking the bump to commercial notes....my bad.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 15, 2020 11:28 PM (2ygtH)

479 I know Eromero hates them and I appreciate his position but I don't think they every incited any violence.

The original players wanted to perform and the plane was a good vehicle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-h51hAsEA

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (SKXSf)

480 Nurse!!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (2ygtH)

481 Ha! I called it - inside job!

A Twitter insider was responsible for a wave of high profile account takeovers on Wednesday, according to leaked screenshots obtained by Motherboard and two sources who took over accounts.

https://twitter.com/vm20201/status/
1283603876504121344

Posted by: vmom 2020 (on twitter as @vm20201 at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (TOyHQ)

482 465 Lovely ONT, MisHum

I especially like the Grant quote.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 15, 2020 11:25 PM (U2p+3)

Thanks

It is an accurate emotion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (aA3+G)

483 1) credentialsim: only people who have the right credentials get listened to
2) Like large studios, tech giants like spending money on what last worked well, so they ignore new stuff. Also, if you are big enough you tend to squash competition, maybe not on purpose, but maybe by sucking all the funding out of the market
3) public schooling: A) it is poor and doesn't teach needed skills, and b) there is an interesting study that tracks adoption of mandatory public schooling in the US and it is echoed state by state by falling levels of patents, at about 20 years lag

I think the big thing is B, the big money sucking funding out of the world making actual innovations harder to develop
Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:24 PM (WyVLE)

--Ideologically, it may be tougher to create. Technologically, it is far easier to propagate new, interesting ideas.

From an artistic perspective, I believe critical ideas will out from the box.

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (oZuI0)

484

What new art movements or musical revolutions could there be? Of
course that's down to my lack of imagination but it seems like the well
is running dry there too.
Posted by: eleven

We got a guy going to mars

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (11Fb9)

485 There seems to be little predictability with the virus. One friend, 62, no other issues except an extra 30 lbs, passed on day 5 of contracting. Next door neighbor 78, diabetic and rather frail, very sick but didn't need hospitalization and is going on week 3. Her daughter works at Disney and brought it home with her. Both said they've never been so sick and for so long as this.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at July 15, 2020 11:30 PM (KSBDE)

486 I'm out. See y'all later.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 15, 2020 11:30 PM (NWiLs)

487 Thanks for the positive thoughts folks. I'm off to bed.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:30 PM (rb04c)

488 good luck asheville robert. stay strong. chemo is strange.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 15, 2020 11:30 PM (KP5rU)

489 Rat!

*waves across water*

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (U2p+3)

490 More double bass with a band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WNPPATSVv4

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (SKXSf)

491 72 I retract half the stuff I said about Laura Ingraham. She is actually tackling the mask bullshit with actual science and scientists.



Laura is not bad. She is still on FOx ?
Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:16 PM (zr5Kq)


I've been pushing Laura the last 4 months, she has regularly had the world's leading experts in the middle of this Covid crap and telling the truth.

She had HCQ supporters on months ago, with factual information. HCQ works, especially when administered early.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (sy5kK)

492 StellasTwoCent

A good immune system is your personal wealth.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (u82oZ)

493 My worst food poisoning was caused by bad Eggs
Benedict from a Sunday brunch buffet at a hotel in Charlotte, NC. When
the then Mrs. K and I returned home to SC that evening we both were
feeling punky. I decided to visit the bathroom first, at which point the
contents of my GI tract executed a simultaneous rush for both exits.
'Twas a near thing, but I didn't have to clean a mess off the floor.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (pNxlR)

you might, or might not want to check out what Anthony Bourdain said about Eggs Benedict at buffets in the book "Kitchen Confidential".

I don't know If I have ever experienced full on food poisoning, though I know there are different grades of it. The worst I have ever felt was the first time I went to Europe. I think it was the travel and the water to be honest, there are germs you are not used to even in first world countries. It lasted a few days but was no fun. It wasn't the end of the world though and I realize food poisoning to really crush you.

Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (hHxp2)

494 Many wonder "How can we boycott X company when there are so many that are going woke now" and "we can't boycott them because we need things"

You can buy less of what you usually buy or need. Corporations find themselves in deep shit if their sales don't grow by a certain percent each year. If enough people bought 5 percent less and sales dropped 5 percent in a year, that's the kind of thing that tanks stock prices and gets CEOs fired

Posted by: kbdabear at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (qAR6u)

495 And I start my chemo next week. Wish me luck!
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (rb04c)

Prayers up from here AR.

Posted by: Farmer at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (4VJ6T)

496 Kanye still gave Trump some great ammo, as the response to his running was filled with Democrats screaming how they own the black vote and how dare he steal Biden's rightful slav.....errr votes.

Posted by: Rbastid at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (r0SEX)

497
All that stuff was before my time, but the boomers have a requirement that we must all love their stuff.

Oh, poo. You like what you like and I'll like what I like.


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

498 Oh boy!

At a (new?) online service called cameo.com, you can schedule a live Zoom call with Gilbert Gottfried (and I assume, other well-known figures).

Better start saving my pennies.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

499 488 There seems to be little predictability with the virus. One friend, 62, no other issues except an extra 30 lbs, passed on day 5 of contracting. Next door neighbor 78, diabetic and rather frail, very sick but didn't need hospitalization and is going on week 3. Her daughter works at Disney and brought it home with her. Both said they've never been so sick and for so long as this.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at July 15, 2020 11:30 PM (KSBDE)

saw a study (on lung cells) on the idea that melatonin might fight the virus
older ppl tend to be low in melatonin

Posted by: vmom 2020 (on twitter as @vm20201 at July 15, 2020 11:32 PM (TOyHQ)

500 You figure out why while I go pour a bourbon.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (sy5kK)

--I'm trying to figure out why you remain on the eft Coast.

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:32 PM (oZuI0)

501 What new art movements or musical revolutions could there be? Of course that's down to my lack of imagination but it seems like the wellis running dry there too.
Posted by: eleven


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

We've barely scratched the surface of the potential of theremin music.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:32 PM (wPVhA)

502 All the Twitter links above are deleted.

I hope someone saved a screenshot somewhere on the normal internet. I haven't seen it yet.

Also, if anyone wants to take and save screenshots, I highly recommend a program called ShareX. It'll automatically upload whatever you snip to just about any photo sharing site you can name.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 15, 2020 11:32 PM (hVARR)

503 ...All that aside, it got my mind to wondering, has the concept of the "secret admirer" become antiquated and more pessimistically associated with stalkerish behavior? ...


==

different world I think, so, yes , antiquated. why the mystery?

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (zr5Kq)

504 169 A few more questions from that awesome sexual harassment training....

"You're at a public function with your boss. He/She is being very touchy-feely with a member of the opposite sex, another co-worker. The next morning your boss asks you to describe what you saw because they can't remember and thinks they might be the subject of a sexual harassment suit."



I KNOW NOTHING!!!!

Posted by: Sargent Schultz at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (sy5kK)

505 Best Marty Balin is Today on Surrelistic Pillow.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (YynYJ)

506 LMAO, *Left* coast, although eft may be apt.

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (oZuI0)

507 {{{Nurse}}}

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

508 ¡¡Chavez!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (prJfn)

509 I had amebic dysentery in Colombia and got into some serious food poisoning from a bowl of bimbimbap that had me puking until I got it all up, and my stool when clayey for a couple of days.

they both sucked, but at least the bimbimbap was fast.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:34 PM (WyVLE)

510 505

the vice article has the screenshot

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8wgok66

Posted by: vmom 2020 (on twitter as @vm20201 at July 15, 2020 11:34 PM (TOyHQ)

511
My worst food poisoning was caused by bad Eggs

Nobody can eat fifty of them!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:34 PM (aKsyK)

512 That's how it looks to me anyway.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:14 PM (l/DtQ)
I noticed him holding back too. I thought part of it was because his polls went down during the covid briefings--which were like prize fights where he IMO won.
But gradually we see people noticing that the situation in the cities is untenable and purely partisan Democratic. Even black people are voicing their displeasure. Can't wait to see a full fledged black and white march for law and order!

Posted by: PJ at July 15, 2020 11:34 PM (qlTN9)

513 I've been pushing Laura the last 4 months, she has regularly had the world's leading experts in the middle of this Covid crap and telling the truth.

She had HCQ supporters on months ago, with factual information. HCQ works, especially when administered early.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:31 PM (sy5kK)


What I like about her - she is prepared and has facts to defend her argument. not just bloviating on camera

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:35 PM (zr5Kq)

514 good evening, all!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 15, 2020 11:35 PM (KP5rU)

515 PoLiTicAl oP
twitter.com/KassieMcClung/status/1283561990103937025
Since July 1, hospitalizations have increased by 73.4% - from 368 to 638 reported today (+270 patients). Meanwhile, Oklahoma has reported record-breaking caseloads over the last two days.

Yes, wear a mask and stop spreading plague. And if Republicans won't mandate this then I'll vote for someone else.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 15, 2020 11:35 PM (ykYG2)

516 at which point the contents of my GI tract executed a simultaneous rush for both exits. 'Twas a near thing, but I didn't have to clean a mess off the floor.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

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There is a very good reason bathroom designers many times place the toilet next to the bathtub.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 11:36 PM (Rvt88)

517 Got the Vice article, thanks.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 15, 2020 11:36 PM (hVARR)

518 -
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"You're at a public function with your boss. He/She is being very
touchy-feely with a member of the opposite sex, another co-worker. The
next morning your boss asks you to describe what you saw because they
can't remember and thinks they might be the subject of a sexual
harassment suit."
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They? Both of them? Who is gonna file the suit, the bosses spouse?

Posted by: irright at July 15, 2020 11:36 PM (RVcmP)

519 Hiya Ladyl!

Chavez, how are you? You tough old bastard. I mean that in the nicest way possible.

Chemo does suck. And it does weird stuff to your body, your mind and your spirit. But, it does work.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 15, 2020 11:36 PM (U2p+3)

520 boulder t'hobo

Thanks for that lucid explanation of Revelation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:37 PM (u82oZ)

521
Yes, wear a mask and stop spreading plague. And if Republicans won't mandate this then I'll vote for someone else.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo


Is Jill Stein on the ballot?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

522 Those buttons on the panel should be the real news in this story, not the stupid bitcoin hoax.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (hVARR)

523 Vmom's original links to the twatter commander's dashboard have gone 'boof'...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (prJfn)

524 From an artistic perspective, I believe critical ideas will out from the box.
Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (oZuI0)


Corporate art is terrible, and big studios, companies and music producers are corporate.
It is terrible because they want to do the last big hit over again, but maybe as propaganda this time/

Actual innovation comes from talented fringes, not because they are fringes, but because they are excluded and have nothing to lose.

Take some virtuoso banjo player, give him Miley's money and he goes corporate and safe because he has so much to loose.
Stick him in a venue where there is no free drink policy and he gets money for butts on seats and cut of the door charge, and he plays his soul because he is in it for his soul and because he could make more money as a plumber,

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (WyVLE)

525 We got a guy going to mars
Posted by: Jean


I'm not trying to suggest "history is dead". That was a stupid thing that some idiot in the 90's believed.

What I'm saying is that the low hanging fruit is plucked and what's left is pretty high up in the tree.

The growth of science and technology has been basically exponential for a long time and exponential growth can not sustain. Eventually an exponential curve becomes a logistic curve that asymptotes to a certain level.

Computer technology is a perfect example. It is reaching the limits of what silicon can do.

This sis not a hill I'm trying to die on nor a point I want to belabor.

Just a theory.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (QLf0x)

526 503 You figure out why while I go pour a bourbon.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:26 PM (sy5kK)

--I'm trying to figure out why you remain on the eft Coast.
Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:32 PM (oZuI0)


I was born here, and no scumbags are going to chase me away.

They, on the other hand, have to deal with a pissed off me.

Too bad for them.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 15, 2020 11:39 PM (sy5kK)

527 NaCly Dog....and you sure can't predict who has a strong one and who doesn't just based on appearances. I hate to have to test my immune system.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at July 15, 2020 11:39 PM (KSBDE)

528 I had a secret admirer in grade school. When I found out who it was, I think I didn't know how to handle it. I was such a selfish little shit.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:39 PM (l/DtQ)

529 As a practical matter I think the "easy" stuff has been invented. There simply aren't going to be groundbreaking new amazing discoveries buy some 12 year old fooling around in his parents garage. Read about, for example on Arthur Collins, who was a experimenting with the then new technology of radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was able to relay broadcasts from an Antarctic expedition, when the US government, the Navy, could not receive them. He eventually founded Collins Radio, a much respected firm. A pilot once told me, that was the only name he ever wanted to see on the radios when he got into an aircraft. It eventually morphed into Rockwell-Collins.

Huge corporation, milti-gazillion dollars, started by some kid in the garage. The computer revolution had some similar stories, but they are increasingly rare.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 11:39 PM (E5DvK)

530 Dr Scott Atlas on reopening schools

https://youtu.be/Zl50gPFhCe4

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 15, 2020 11:39 PM (YynYJ)

531 well I ventured in here for a sec and the Doom Patrolman, our own boulder terlit hobo, is here with nonsense as usual. My god man, GET A GRIP.

I'm off to bed! good night all. remember to wrap your head in cotton before exiting your homes. lol.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at July 15, 2020 11:39 PM (j9HX3)

532 246
Does it matter where you wear the mask on your body?
Posted by: ALH

Stores are calling it a "face covering." I'm really tempted to wear a pillow case with eye holes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 10:47 PM (aKsyK)

*GASP*
*Clutch at chest*

Posted by: Bubba Wallace at July 15, 2020 11:39 PM (Ojki1)

533 Eft coast?

*SIGH*

Alms for an olm from Ulm?


[It's getting late here.]

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:40 PM (oZuI0)

534 522; nurse, you are spot on. pussies need not apply for chemo.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 15, 2020 11:40 PM (KP5rU)

535 LCD,
*smooch!*

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 15, 2020 11:40 PM (U2p+3)

536 Vmom's original links to the twatter commander's dashboard have gone 'boof'...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM

Vice has the aricle, scroll up a bit.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at July 15, 2020 11:40 PM (hVARR)

537
Computer technology is a perfect example. It is reaching the limits of what silicon can do.

---------

Quantum computing is on the verge of revolutionizing the computer, or so I've read.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:40 PM (wPVhA)

538 Pug, have a great trip!

And remember, being a Christian is not about what you do but what Christ has done for you.

Posted by: Emmie at July 15, 2020 11:41 PM (clsJu)

539 My 80 year old mom is getting a house call from her podiatrist tomorrow. You can be as logical as possible but I still can't help but get nervous anytime she has outside contact. The constant pounding by the doomsayers does have an effect.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 11:41 PM (2DOZq)

540 That English tooter must really stink at spelling.

Posted by: Jean-Look Peekhard at July 15, 2020 11:41 PM (yk557)

541 I actually think we're on the precipice of some major technology innovation. It used to take 25 years or more for things you couldn't imagine to be brought to life. I think that's down to 10 years now and possibly less. If it wasn't for the asshole regressive Left fucking everything up and trying to take it all for themselves, we would undoubtedly be in a period of mega life-changing innovation.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:41 PM (l/DtQ)

542 Bonnie Raitt is an excellent slide guitarist. Great voice too. Hot ginger in her day. Nasty leftist, alas.
Posted by: Buzz at July 15, 2020 11:06 PM (obxya)


Every word of that is true. I saw her in the early 70s touring with Little Feat to promote "Give it Up" (a great album) and "Dixie Chicken" after they expanded the band and kicked pervert Roy Estrada out. Great show by all but it was the only time I saw her. I probably saw Little Feat more than any other group except maybe the Allman Brothers Band and Richard Thompson (all of them toured a *lot*).

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 15, 2020 11:41 PM (y7DUB)

543 different world I think, so, yes , antiquated. why the mystery?

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (zr5Kq)

.....

I dunno.

I'm just a casual observer of social trends and found it interesting.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 15, 2020 11:42 PM (HA6iB)

544 I should mention, I saw an actual lawn sign today in Long Beach:

"Any Functioning Adult - 2020"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:42 PM (L2ZTs)

545 Yes, wear a mask and stop spreading plague. And if Republicans won't mandate this then I'll vote for someone else.

You know my greasy thumb in the rectum approach is just as effective against COVID as a mask. And totally free!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (RkalO)

546 We got a guy going to mars
Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2020 11:29 PM (11Fb9)

That's kind of a good example to the contrary, really... we've already broken the massive barrier of "Going somewhere else in the universe that isn't Earth."

Going to Mars is now just "Going somewhere a bit further out that also isn't Earth."

It isn't paradigm shifting, really (despite the fact that Mars is waaaaaaAAAAAAaaaaay farther away than the moon). It's just another place that isn't here. That curtain has already been pulled back, it's just a question of magnitude now.

Also, when humanity did go to the moon, we saw that there was nothing much of interest there, so we never bothered going back. Some neat drilling samples that led to much better understanding about the formation of our Earth and our Solar System... but not a whole lot else, really. So what are we gonna find on Mars? Some awesome stuff for scientists with enough understanding to get the significance, sure, but nothing on the level of "Hey, by the way, the Sun doesn't orbit the Earth, your entire perception of the Universe is wrong".

It's not even that we've lost the great horizons to peer over and wonder what's on the other side... it's that we can't even conceptualize where those horizons would even be.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (6FeV1)

547 I still have yet to see a Biden yard sign.

In Seattle. Not one

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (U2p+3)

548 The constant pounding by the doomsayers does have an effect.


before I go, quick question Can't resist

what would be the signal to you that you can leave the land of Fear and Panic?

b/c honestly I don't think there IS one for most people who are all bought in with the panic.

no new cases? I don't think that does it. no deaths? nah definitely not.

it's always possible this Magic Miasma is lurking around the corner! omg! don't turn around!

there's no exit, except for people to look themselves in the mirror, slap themselves across the face, and WAKE THE FUCK UP.

which should happen in a few years maybe I dunno

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (j9HX3)

549 Corporate art is terrible, and big studios, companies and music producers are corporate.
It is terrible because they want to do the last big hit over again, but maybe as propaganda this time/

Actual innovation comes from talented fringes, not because they are fringes, but because they are excluded and have nothing to lose.

Take some virtuoso banjo player, give him Miley's money and he goes corporate and safe because he has so much to loose.
Stick him in a venue where there is no free drink policy and he gets money for butts on seats and cut of the door charge, and he plays his soul because he is in it for his soul and because he could make more money as a plumber,
Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (WyVLE)

--Amen.

I'm unemployed and pecking and hacking away at my novel.

It will not be PC. It will not soothe Teh Feelz.

But it will not be bought and paid for until it is complete.



"CORPORATE ROCK STILL SUCKS!"

(SST Records slogan back in the day)

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:44 PM (oZuI0)

550 Not the Only One is my favorite Bonnie Raitt song.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 11:44 PM (2DOZq)

551 I have a new theory I'm working on that possibly the ennui of today's youth might be due to so much of the low hanging fruit of discovery having already been plucked by 2000 years of previous generations.

Just a theory. Humor me.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 10:51 PM (QLf0x)

I have thought the same thing, although I have never said it as succinctly as this. Humanity needs a frontier, and we won't be our good old selves again maybe until we are exploring Mars in person.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 15, 2020 11:44 PM (LxTcq)

552 Computer technology is a perfect example. It is reaching the limits of what silicon can do.


Well I guess the shit I'm working on that is 35K times as power efficient as current GPUs and the quantum stuff isn't important.

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2020 11:44 PM (11Fb9)

553 In Seattle. Not one

Posted by: nurse ratched

Heh

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 15, 2020 11:45 PM (2ygtH)

554 I don't understand the punchline on one of the ONT stories. Where else are you supposed to store your crack pipe?

Posted by: Downcast at July 15, 2020 11:45 PM (sdFDW)

555 Is Jill Stein on the ballot?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (aKsyK)


Jo Jorgenson. Apparently she is taking the LP down the similar route as Johnson/Weld. Only this time it is "Vote Libertarian, we are just like Biden with less anyurisms!"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:45 PM (WyVLE)

556 Elipses
A major knowledge expansion presumes we act rationally.

Otherwise we have a few people making innovations, but large corporations making sure there is no new innovations, and a tax / governance structure against humans going to the frontiers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:45 PM (u82oZ)

557 337 if that was the level of discourse we'd be in a better place.

I've never seen a clearer example of projection than #5 in that list. WE need people angry? LOL.
Posted by: An Observation


Anger, like BLM "protestors" dragging people out of their cars and beating the crap out of them? Or setting fire to buildings, smashing windows?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 15, 2020 11:45 PM (+lVUW)

558 Stores are calling it a "face covering." I'm really tempted to wear a pillow case with eye holes.

I got a rock...

Posted by: Drink Like Charlie Brown at July 15, 2020 11:45 PM (zo4+n)

559 logprof, I actually had a job interview at SST Records many years ago (late 1980s/early 1990s).

Was one of my more interesting interviews. One of their questions was, "do you have any problem with profanity in the office?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

560 BourbonChicken

Trump and Space Force is a hit there. We need Belters, O'Neil colonies, and NASASutra research.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:47 PM (u82oZ)

561 508 Best Marty Balin is Today on Surrelistic Pillow.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 15, 2020 11:33 PM (YynYJ)


I liked 'coming back to me' off that album also.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NdvMT32skw

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:47 PM (SKXSf)

562 Quantum computing is on the verge of revolutionizing the computer, or so I've read.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


But to my original point...is some young guy in his 20's going to do that, or some huge corporation?

The fruit that's left in the tree is so high now.

Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 11:47 PM (QLf0x)

563 Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 10:35 PM (zr5Kq)
Friendly question. I wouldn't call these people "artist." Or what would you call real artists to differentiate them from these pop types?

Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 11:47 PM (BRkq2)

564 Was one of my more interesting interviews. One of their questions was, "do you have any problem with profanity in the office?"
Posted by: qdpsteve

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And you said "What kind of f**king question is that!?"

Posted by: Tonypete at July 15, 2020 11:48 PM (Rvt88)

565 Probable food poisoning when I was 10 - traveling in St Louis - I think they had to toss burning haybales into the hotel room to make ready for the next guests

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 15, 2020 11:48 PM (SxBH1)

566 Notsothoreau and Braenyard, I remember reading that Balin wrote the song Today in the hope of pitching it to, of all people... Tony Bennett. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

567 eleven

Even in the large corps, it needs talent, drive, and hands off the innovators.

Steve Jobs was an absolute asshole of a person, but he had drive that overcame that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:49 PM (u82oZ)

568 562 logprof, I actually had a job interview at SST Records many years ago (late 1980s/early 1990s).

Was one of my more interesting interviews. One of their questions was, "do you have any problem with profanity in the office?"
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

--Just another reason why we must collaborate eventually.




P.S. My answer would have been "Fuckin' A no."

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:49 PM (oZuI0)

569 Tony, LOL. That's what I should have said.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:49 PM (L2ZTs)

570 The lesson? "Stay the Fuck Away From Bears".

Or as AtC would say: "The Outside is trying to kill you."


Watching a pretty entertaining Mads Mikkelson movie called "Polar". Retiring hitman is owed large severance his very asshoe boss doesn't want to pay. Hijinks ensue.

Hope y'all are staying frosty tonight. Lots to be mad about. More to be grateful for.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 15, 2020 11:49 PM (1YlHz)

571 The fruit that's left in the tree is so high now.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 11:47 PM (QLf0x)

The issue is that we're all looking at the fruit that's high up on the tree, and there's some big fat lovely mammajamma of a tree just over the crest of the hill that we don't even know is there yet.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:49 PM (6FeV1)

572 It's not even that we've lost the great horizons to
peer over and wonder what's on the other side... it's that we can't even
conceptualize where those horizons would even be.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (6FeV1)

There is much to be discovered about the fabric of our reality that has never been touched except in the wackiest sci-fi.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:50 PM (l/DtQ)

573 logprof, exactly. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

574
Yes, wear a mask and stop spreading plague. And if Republicans won't mandate this then I'll vote for someone else.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 15, 2020 11:35 PM (ykYG2)


Just go vote for someone else and give it a rest.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 15, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

575
But to my original point...is some young guy in his 20's going to do that, or some huge corporation?

The fruit that's left in the tree is so high now.
Posted by: eleven

There are very few people who actually get it, but there are a bunch of small companies involved

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2020 11:50 PM (11Fb9)

576 Was one of my more interesting interviews. One of their questions was, "do you have any problem with profanity in the office?"
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

"I'm Pro Fanity!"

actually.... i think you'd probably get your ass kicked for sayin' that.....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:51 PM (6FeV1)

577 Gots lots to do tomorrow.

Have a great night, everyone. Stay blessed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:51 PM (u82oZ)

578 And why he didn't bother giving Indians the wheel.
Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (l0Lgi)

I am tired of this nonsense about North American terrain being too challenging for the wheel. The whole interior of this continent is a vast plain that stretches from north of 60 to the Gulf Coast.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2020 11:51 PM (XgCWY)

579 A major knowledge expansion presumes we act rationally.



Otherwise we have a few people making innovations, but large
corporations making sure there is no new innovations, and a tax /
governance structure against humans going to the frontiers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2020 11:45 PM (u82oZ)
Yeah that's the caveat. I think certain amounts of creativity and discovery just cannot be contained by anyone or anything except the most oppressive regimes. And yeah, the verdict is still way out in that case.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:52 PM (l/DtQ)

580 Warai, LOL.
I do kind of wish I'd gotten the job. Would have liked to meet Mike Watt. He seems like a cool dude.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:52 PM (L2ZTs)

581 That's the thing about bear attacks: They always happen when you least expect them.

Posted by: Dwight Schrute at July 15, 2020 11:52 PM (oZuI0)

582 I am tired of this nonsense about North American terrain being too challenging for the wheel. The whole interior of this continent is a vast plain that stretches from north of 60 to the Gulf Coast.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2020 11:51 PM (XgCWY)

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To be fair, wheels are hard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:52 PM (wPVhA)

583 581 And why he didn't bother giving Indians the wheel.
Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (l0Lgi)

I am tired of this nonsense about North American terrain being too challenging for the wheel. The whole interior of this continent is a vast plain that stretches from north of 60 to the Gulf Coast.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2020 11:51 PM (XgCWY)

Can you imagine if the Sioux had chariots?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:52 PM (6FeV1)

584 I should think colonising Antarctica in great numbers would much easier (and more lucrative??) than establishing the human race on some bleeding space rock a three-year's journey away, and we can't even manage the former yet...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:53 PM (prJfn)

585 Friendly question. I wouldn't call these people "artist." Or what would you call real artists to differentiate them from these pop types?
Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 11:47 PM (BRkq2)


But that is your perception, not mine. Pop is art of sorts. Otherwise Warhol is not an artist.

Posted by: runner at July 15, 2020 11:53 PM (zr5Kq)

586 good evening, all!
Posted by: chavez the hugo

And a Merry Christmas to you!

God bless us, one and all.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 15, 2020 11:53 PM (ZCiJZ)

587 I wouldn't say I have a problem with profanity in the office. I fucking excel at it, sir.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 15, 2020 11:53 PM (H5knJ)

588 there's no exit, except for people to look themselves in the mirror, slap themselves across the face, and WAKE THE FUCK UP.



which should happen in a few years maybe I dunno

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (j9HX3)

It's when the number of new cases pales into insignificance. Then we'll see if they just invent a new scare to keep us "all in chains".

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:54 PM (l/DtQ)

589 And why he didn't bother giving Indians the wheel.
Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 10:09 PM (l0Lgi)

I am tired of this nonsense about North American terrain being too challenging for the wheel. The whole interior of this continent is a vast plain that stretches from north of 60 to the Gulf Coast.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The conestoga wasn't designed by DaVinci

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2020 11:54 PM (11Fb9)

590 A police car burned outside of Supreme Court today. A long,hot Summer horde.

Posted by: Cheri at July 15, 2020 11:54 PM (IB1Pj)

591 bear, also LOL.
I should have offered to audition some of my profanity...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:54 PM (L2ZTs)

592 But to my original point...is some young guy in his 20's going to do that, or some huge corporation?

The fruit that's left in the tree is so high now.


There are always other trees. The personal computer was one.

Posted by: t-bird at July 15, 2020 11:54 PM (9Fwwf)

593 You know, since aeresolized covid is so pervasive, how can't all those tests done come back as false positives from the mass testing centers?

those virus must get on EVERYTHING including those swabs that are exposed to the air.

In fact those testing centers must be centers of infection just by existing.


Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:54 PM (WyVLE)

594 Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (j9HX3)

I'm not panicking. I'm concerned for my mom who if she contracts it , it is probably a death sentence. Keeping her almost totally locked up is also effecting her negatively. Probably would take a safe vaccine to relieve the worry I have for her. Don't see that happening. Only other thing is for the virus to play out as viruses normally do.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 15, 2020 11:55 PM (2DOZq)

595 good evening, all!
Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 15, 2020 11:35

Hey chavez. How's things? Did you get some rain like we did tonight?

Posted by: Farmer at July 15, 2020 11:55 PM (4VJ6T)

596 Someone should ask Burger King why their restaurants are dirty and why they have been crushed by the likes of Mcdonalds, Five Guys, and Chick Fil A. And I am not bashing just to bash, the place has serious issues. The Burger King employees I have interacted with are much less friendly than those from the previously mentioned restaurants.
Posted by: Quint at July 15, 2020 10:13 PM (hHxp2)

Not to mention the story at the idiot Financial Post talked about the "questionable sustainability" of the fast food industry. Jeeze, it's been going strong for 90 years; I'll call it sustainable.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 15, 2020 11:55 PM (XgCWY)

597 A police car burned outside of Supreme Court today. A long,hot Summer horde.
Posted by: Cheri at July 15, 2020 11:54 PM (IB1Pj)


It doesn't count unless some Buddhist monks were in it at the time

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (WyVLE)

598 As Cernovich pointed out... Twitter was busy changing computer engineering terms to woke alternatives, then.. surprise! Priorities (like doing your actual dang job) don't exist anymore. Also the word priorities is probably racist.

Posted by: AF at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (RsPQq)

599 And I start my chemo next week. Wish me luck!
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (rb04c)

Prayers up from here AR.
Posted by: Farmer


From all of us, man. God be with you.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (ZCiJZ)

600 I really do think the "next frontier" is a complete remapping of our understanding of time and space and the world around us. We have startlingly little comprehension of it. So IMO the next frontier is not light years away but rather millimeters.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (l/DtQ)

601 Best SST band, bar none: Husker Du

"Pink Turns to Blue"

https://youtu.be/JW2yZamiBlg

Posted by: logprof at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (oZuI0)

602 Quantum computing is on the verge of revolutionizing the computer, or so I've read.


That's the weird about quantum computing. It both will and won't revolutionize the computer, simultaneously.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (SchxB)

603 Is someone socking hobo?

Posted by: Jean at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (11Fb9)

604 AOP, I think even longer than 90 years.

I believe Orange Julius, which goes back to the 1920s, is considered the first 'official' fast food franchiser, although it might otherwise be White Castle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

605 Indians may not have come up with the wheel but they were true masters of monumental architecture made from sticks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (wPVhA)

606 On the cover of the new InStyle magazine...

Dr Fauci

Posted by: DavidVenable at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (q5hg2)

607 logprof, I believe Husker Du and Minutemen were SST's best-selling artists.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

608 You know my greasy thumb in the rectum approach is just as effective against COVID as a mask. And totally free!
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 15, 2020 11:43 PM (RkalO)


How is that remark any different than any other Karen?
You are welcome to your opinion but you don't need to be asinine.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (SKXSf)

609 Orange Julius Good

I always liked their free samples.

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (l/DtQ)

610
Feliz Compleaños - a limerick

For a commenter clever and beguiling
On a birthday celebrating and styling
Now everybody knows
As the old song goes
We like it, "When Irish Ei Are Smiling"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (Fc5rx)

611
Indians may not have come up with the wheel but they were true masters of monumental architecture made from sticks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (wPVhA)

How?

Posted by: ... at July 15, 2020 11:58 PM (l/DtQ)

612 587 I should think colonising Antarctica in great numbers would much easier (and more lucrative??) than establishing the human race on some bleeding space rock a three-year's journey away, and we can't even manage the former yet...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:53 PM (prJfn)

Why should we colonize the Moon? Or Mars? Or Antarctica? Or even the bottom of the Ocean?

Just because there's space there, doesn't mean we have to live there. That's just some good old 'Murica-Fuck-Yeah Manifest Destiny collective consciousness leftovers.

Look at the Earth.... it's basically fucking empty. "Lebensraum" isn't an issue. Resources are, though, along with the engineering and technology to efficiently extract, utilize, and recycle them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 11:58 PM (6FeV1)

613
That's the weird about quantum computing. It both will and won't revolutionize the computer, simultaneously.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 15, 2020 11:56 PM (SchxB)

----------

Okay, I'm moving to a superposition state.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 15, 2020 11:58 PM (wPVhA)

614 Stores are calling it a "face covering." I'm really tempted to wear a pillow case with eye holes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
------

Curiously, Walgreen's calls for 'Face protection'. If only I had a catchers mask, or hockey mask.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow, Rhodes Scholar at July 15, 2020 11:59 PM (l0Lgi)

615 A police car burned outside of Supreme Court today. A long,hot Summer horde.

Posted by: Cheri



Easy there turbo, our mayor has declared it the "summer of looti....LOVE! dammit! LOVE!!!"

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 15, 2020 11:59 PM (2ygtH)

616 On the cover of the new InStyle magazine...

Dr Fauci -- nekkid, except for his submission mask

Posted by: DavidVenable at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM



FIFY!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:59 PM (prJfn)

617 607 AOP, I think even longer than 90 years.

I believe Orange Julius, which goes back to the 1920s, is considered the first 'official' fast food franchiser, although it might otherwise be White Castle.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)


mmmm, Orange Julius, w/secret powder mix and a raw egg. yum.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 11:59 PM (SKXSf)

618
Can you imagine if the Sioux had chariots?
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Judah Ben Red Cloud

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 15, 2020 11:59 PM (aKsyK)

619 Crap! /Maddow

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2020 11:59 PM (l0Lgi)

620 470...
but the boomers have a requirement that we must all love their stuff.
...

Huh. I don't know *anyG boomers like that.

You get out much?

Posted by: Flyover at July 16, 2020 12:00 AM (Rbu5d)

621 Antarctica is empty because international treaties keep it empty.

To hide the pyramids...

Posted by: leoncaruthers at July 16, 2020 12:01 AM (UfRqq)

622 Curiously, Walgreen's calls for 'Face protection'. If only I had a catchers mask, or hockey mask.
Posted by: Rachel Maddow, Rhodes Scholar at July 15, 2020 11:59 PM (l0Lgi)

I think that's to include face shields.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 16, 2020 12:01 AM (2DOZq)

623 610 logprof, I believe Husker Du and Minutemen were SST's best-selling artists.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

--For good reason.

Not sure in what condition, but somewhere in my dad's warehouse I have a vinyl copy of Sonic Youth's debut album hanging around.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 12:02 AM (oZuI0)

624 but the boomers have a requirement that we must all love their stuff.
...

Huh. I don't know *anyG boomers like that.

You get out much?
Posted by: Flyover at July 16, 2020 12:00 AM (Rbu5d)

They actually have a requirement that we must all *hate* their stuff.

"You don't know what good television was!"

"You kidding me, grampa? I fucking love F-Troop!"

"Buh... buh... bah!!! Get off my lawn!"

(and yes, that how I talk to my grampa.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 16, 2020 12:02 AM (6FeV1)

625 I always feel a great sense of loss when I learn one of my friends or family members has succumbed to the Covid fear.

In some ways I understand. We need information to make wise choices and in this case there is no easy way to tell what information is trustworthy because it is all politicized. People just latch on to whatever makes sense to them and live accordingly. How can I expect my friends to resist the constant panic-mongering?

In my case, I've just gone with what matches my observations. One of my students tested positive, along with several of her family members. They are all fine. Another family friend, who was in his 80s, had advanced Parkinson's, and lived in a nursing home back east, passed away recently and was presumed positive for Covid. He didn't have much longer to live in any case.

My main fear is that when we come together in the fall after isolating ourselves all summer, we will have optimal conditions for a nasty flu season. We will not have had a chance to develop any resistance to each other's germs. And I think the Swamp wants that to happen so they can use it as a campaign issue against Trump.

Posted by: Emmie at July 16, 2020 12:03 AM (clsJu)

626 "A police car burned outside of Supreme Court today"

I'm back, bitchez....

Posted by: Drink Like RBG at July 16, 2020 12:03 AM (zo4+n)

627 This mask looks like fun:


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8hn62g8

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 16, 2020 12:04 AM (prJfn)

628 I wouldn't say I have a problem with profanity in the office. I fucking excel at it, sir.


Word.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 16, 2020 12:04 AM (RkalO)

629 Wife works at liquor store. Said two nurses came in today at separate times. First one went on and on about how her hospital was full of Covid patients, bed overflowing. When second nurse came in, wife asked if her hospital was overflowing too. Nurse laughed and said hospital was empty, but that administrators had instructed her to say the opposite. Second nurse said not only are there not a lot of Covid patients hospitalized, thanks to "King Abbott" the hospital could not do anything elective and thus was dead in general.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 12:04 AM (H5knJ)

630 What would things be like if we had COVID-19 under someone like Obama?


Oh, right.

It already happened.

How many deaths. Way, way more than this bug. And nobody gave a fuck. Complete non-story.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 16, 2020 12:04 AM (6FeV1)

631 Ashville Roberts, prayers sent.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:04 AM (SKXSf)

632 Another thing about OH and other states I'm sure... testing toward end of May, 8,000-10,000 a day. Testing in July average 20,000 a day. So yeah, number of cases will go up.'

*********

Also true in CO. In mid-May doing about 3-4000 tests a day. Now doing 8-10,000 a day, with steadily declining percentage of positive tests and struggling to get a small rise in total positives. And a lot of the people being tested now (asymptomatic, patient-requested testing) would not have been tested in April or May. So once again comparing apples and oranges. It's a totally different curve they are touting.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 16, 2020 12:05 AM (Fc5rx)

633 Oh wow.

Orange Julius,, started up 1926.
White Castle, started up 1921.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 12:05 AM (L2ZTs)

634 Posted by: Flyover at July 16, 2020 12:00 AM (Rbu5d)


Boomers rule you mind.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:06 AM (SKXSf)

635 Mayor of Galveston stepping down.
He has one functioning lung.
Covid.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:07 AM (SKXSf)

636 Posted by: Braenyard

Maybe explain to me the science of Masketization as it was taught to you by the Wizard Fauci.
So that I can move amongst the learned masqueteers, forsooth.


You are the only resident Karen here, bruv.

Unless you want to count BTH who has apparently gone completely CooCoo for CoCo Puffs.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 16, 2020 12:08 AM (RkalO)

637 And I start my chemo next week. Wish me luck!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (rb04c)



Prayers for strength and healing for you, Sir.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 12:09 AM (1YlHz)

638 How many deaths. Way, way more than this bug. And nobody gave a fuck. Complete non-story.

Posted by: Warai-otoko

If only there were some non-government "reporting" organization that would investigate, note facts, call bullshit, be impartial, perhaps take a journalistic approach to....ah fuck it.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 16, 2020 12:10 AM (2ygtH)

639 Is anyone here a fan of Jollibee?

It's interesting to see the Filipino interpretation of American fast food...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 12:10 AM (L2ZTs)

640 She's already done it to a barber. Businesses in smaller cities and
towns are concerned about being put out of business by that dictator.

You do know the Michigan Supreme Court slapped her down on the barber don't you? They called her, and I quote the ruling, "hysterical".

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:11 AM (jyyTN)

641 IrishEi. Happy birthday. Let's go the Greenleaf for some shots

Posted by: fish...thelowercaseone at July 16, 2020 12:11 AM (09/JH)

642 >>>hanks to "King Abbott" the hospital could not do anything elective and thus was dead in general.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 12:04 AM (H5knJ)


Things change fast. Two days ago I read they were running at 90/90+% capacity which is what they want.
And that 15% of that 90 was covid. Which is not bad.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:11 AM (SKXSf)

643  I still have yet to see a Biden yard sign. 

In Seattle. Not one

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 

You'll see them by the thousands once he picks his VP.

Posted by: DNC MEDIA COMPLEX at July 16, 2020 12:12 AM (EiNjl)

644 Back after that earlier greeting.

Had to take some time out in order to wrap up a sweet deal on a new gun.

I'll send the details and pics to Weasel, 'cause Gun Thread.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 12:13 AM (QzJWU)

645 642
Is anyone here a fan of Jollibee?



It's interesting to see the Filipino interpretation of American fast food...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 12:10 AM (L2ZTs)

There's one in Houston, near NRG Stadium.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 12:13 AM (jK8Z7)

646 Hospitals are lying about their occupancy numbers inorder to...get this...

"make money".

Shocking I know.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 16, 2020 12:13 AM (RkalO)

647 Can't resist temptation:
Even within the 80+ age group it's not a death sentence
Vit D, zinc, sunshine, clean surfaces, hand washing
At some point when she gets a blood draw make them test vit D
Also see if itstok for her to take melatonin as a supplement- old ppl have less and they are looking into it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 16, 2020 12:13 AM (TOyHQ)

648 I've seen several biteme bumper stickers here is Austin.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at July 16, 2020 12:13 AM (UUBmN)

649 639 Posted by: Braenyard

Maybe explain to me the science of Masketization as it was taught to you by the Wizard Fauci.
So that I can move amongst the learned masqueteers, forsooth.


You are the only resident Karen here, bruv.

Unless you want to count BTH who has apparently gone completely CooCoo for CoCo Puffs.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 16, 2020 12:08 AM (RkalO)


That's what I'm talking about. Assinine responses.
Don't wear a mask, i don't care.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:14 AM (SKXSf)

650 If Democrats want to Defund the Police, let's defund the Capitol Police first and see how it works out.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 16, 2020 12:14 AM (Ndje9)

651 Does anyone know what is going on with Tucker Carlson? This is the second night in a row that this Kilmeade character is filling in for him, no explanation given. Have the commies finally brought him down?

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at July 16, 2020 12:15 AM (p0pYQ)

652 528...
The growth of science and technology has been basically exponential for a long time and exponential growth can not sustain. Eventually an exponential curve becomes a logistic curve that asymptotes to a certain level.

Computer technology is a perfect example. It is reaching the limits of what silicon can do.

This sis not a hill I'm trying to die on nor a point I want to belabor.

Just a theory.
Posted by: eleven at July 15, 2020 11:38 PM (QLf0x)

I think that's interesting.

None of the soiboi and soigrls are taking the time to acquire real knowledge, in any real discipline, to make a difference. They don't know how their handheld computers work now, so how could they make the leap of creative discovery for the next step -- or leap -- of knowledge?

Posted by: Flyover at July 16, 2020 12:15 AM (Rbu5d)

653 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2020 12:15 AM (3ldup)

654 If the Sioux'd had chariots and horses to pull them, then they would have murdered even more of their co-Indianists in a wider empire than they did, slaughtered even larger herds of buffalo just to harvest enough for a single small village than they usually did (burning the prairie to stampede their target was a real "Earth Mother" hunting technique, dontcha know), and when white folk got to North America, they'd have lasted, oh, five more years longer than they did in the War for the Continent, before losing.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 12:15 AM (1YlHz)

655 650 Can't resist temptation:
Even within the 80+ age group it's not a death sentence
Vit D, zinc, sunshine, clean surfaces, hand washing
At some point when she gets a blood draw make them test vit D
Also see if itstok for her to take melatonin as a supplement- old ppl have less and they are looking into it
Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 16, 2020 12:13 AM (TOyHQ)


Yea, there are cures and good help. The Fox's in the hen house causing confusion, and disruption. It's part of the plan.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:16 AM (SKXSf)

656
That's what I'm talking about. Assinine responses.

Don't wear a mask, i don't care.


So gracious of you, defender of the snot-sponge, to recognize one so lowly as me. I will heed your sage advice closely as well as that of the Mage Fauci and his prophetic stock picks.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 16, 2020 12:17 AM (RkalO)

657 And I start my chemo next week. Wish me luck!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 15, 2020 11:05 PM (rb04c)

May you feel the strength of the Horde in your journey.

And enjoy success.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:17 AM (sy5kK)

658 Have the commies finally brought him down?

IIRC he is on a 4 day time out.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:18 AM (jyyTN)

659 ..Mayor of Galveston stepping down.
He has one functioning lung.
Covid.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:07 AM (SKXSf)



That is an ENORMOUSLY misleading statement. If you're quoting someone else, they should be ashamed. If it's from you, well, aim closer.

Mayor Yarborough lost a lung to disease well over a decade ago. He has been a one-lunger, long before COVID.

He's stepping down out of an excess of caution, in that he doesn't believe he can perform City Hall functions, meetings or preside over the City Counsel, having no resperatory margin of error to spare.

Can't say as I blame him. I watched my Mom die of lung disease at age 54, and they took only one lung from her, but a part of another, too.

As ways to go, go, it is not recommended.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

660 I see the Bonnie Dick is still burning.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2020 12:20 AM (3ldup)

661
IIRC he is on a 4 day time out.



Posted by: An Observation


Four days!!? Bet he finishes his dinner next time!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at July 16, 2020 12:20 AM (2ygtH)

662 Tucker went fishin'. It's good for ya.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 16, 2020 12:20 AM (Ndje9)

663 IIRC he is on a 4 day time out.



Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:18 AM (jyyTN)

"Time out" as in just taking some days off or was he forced off the air for some reason?

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at July 16, 2020 12:21 AM (p0pYQ)

664 I probably saw Little Feat more than any other group
except maybe the Allman Brothers Band and Richard Thompson (all of them
toured a *lot*).

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 15, 2020 11:41 PM (y7DUB)

Little Feat is responsible for my wife and I (both fans) falling in love with each other after we met. Long story, no need to get into it. But a few years back Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett were touring and we had the chance to tell them the story. That was kind of cool.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 12:21 AM (jK8Z7)

665 654 Does anyone know what is going on with Tucker Carlson? This is the second night in a row that this Kilmeade character is filling in for him, no explanation given. Have the commies finally brought him down?
Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at July 16, 2020 12:15 AM (p0pYQ)


Tucker announced on Monday that he is going trout fishing and will return Monday.

He is known to be a fisherperson, and also I believe is a gun guy.

Anyway, all is good with Tucker, so you can relax.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:22 AM (sy5kK)

666 Happy Birthday IrishEi!!!
Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (TOyHQ)

Likewise from me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:22 AM (fVDEt)

667 The problem with this bug is there's a better than even chance it was engineered in a lab. Made it a different ballgame than anything previous.

We have been biowarfared and no one will talk about the elephant in the room because the biowarfare agents (swidt) appear to have their claws in the world media.

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 12:22 AM (l/DtQ)

668 That is an ENORMOUSLY misleading statement. If
you're quoting someone else, they should be ashamed. If it's from you,
well, aim closer.



Mayor Yarborough lost a lung to disease well over a decade ago. He has been a one-lunger, long before COVID.



He's stepping down out of an excess of caution, in that he doesn't
believe he can perform City Hall functions, meetings or preside over the
City Counsel, having no resperatory margin of error to spare.



Can't say as I blame him. I watched my Mom die of lung disease at
age 54, and they took only one lung from her, but a part of another,
too.



As ways to go, go, it is not recommended.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

Hard to walk away from that big paycheck the mayor gets.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 12:23 AM (jK8Z7)

669 Tucker announced on Monday that he is going trout fishing and will return Monday.



He is known to be a fisherperson, and also I believe is a gun guy.



Anyway, all is good with Tucker, so you can relax.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:22 AM (sy5kK)

OK, thanks. I watched his show Monday but must have missed that.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at July 16, 2020 12:23 AM (p0pYQ)

670
I should think colonising Antarctica in great numbers would much easier
(and more lucrative??) than establishing the human race on some bleeding
space rock a three-year's journey away, and we can't even manage the
former yet...


It isn't that we are technologically unable to colonize Antarctica, we aren't allowed to colonize Antarctica by international treaty.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:23 AM (jyyTN)

671
Posted by: Braenyard


That is an ENORMOUSLY misleading statement.




No way.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at July 16, 2020 12:24 AM (RkalO)

672 I'm gonna eat this Moose Tracks ice cream and crash. Work beckons tomorrow.
Be well ya'll.

Posted by: Farmer at July 16, 2020 12:25 AM (4VJ6T)

673 673


I should think colonising Antarctica in great numbers would much easier

(and more lucrative??) than establishing the human race on some bleeding

space rock a three-year's journey away, and we can't even manage the

former yet...

It isn't that we are technologically unable
to colonize Antarctica, we aren't allowed to colonize Antarctica by
international treaty.


Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:23 AM (jyyTN)

There's always Greenland.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 12:25 AM (jK8Z7)

674 Downside of colonizing Antarctica?

Might find another Michael Moore frozen in the ice.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2020 12:25 AM (3ldup)

675
The problem with this bug is there's a better than even chance it was engineered in a lab. Made it a different ballgame than anything previous.

We have been biowarfared and no one will talk about the elephant in the room because the biowarfare agents (swidt) appear to have their claws in the world media.
Posted by: ...


How do we know that we haven't been hit with a homebrew bug before?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 16, 2020 12:26 AM (aKsyK)

676 fisherperson? I kid but that is a new one to me. Maybe they should go with Fishing Attendant.


Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 12:26 AM (hHxp2)

677 Oklahoma stats. You realize the point is to blame the President's rally, not the protests.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
usa/oklahoma/

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 16, 2020 12:28 AM (YynYJ)

678 The reason Antarctica is off limits, is that the pod people wanted to make sure that we would have nowhere to move when they destroy this country.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:29 AM (jyyTN)

679 We have been biowarfared and no one will talk about the elephant in the
room because the biowarfare agents (swidt) appear to have their claws in
the world media.


Could be that Trump is waiting for China to collapse on it's own. It's probably fairly close, like their Three Gorges Dam. Admitting publicly that China unleashed a biowarfare agent on the world would demand a response. A response that would no doubt have a lot of fallout. Better to let them fall on their own then to put them in a sympathetic position.

But then, I could be full of shit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 16, 2020 12:29 AM (SchxB)

680 They should be testing more people with antibodes to find out who has had it. I claim no scientific knowledge but the idea is they might be immune. There must be some reason why 90 percent have not ended up in the hospital. I am sure many want to help, probably most really. But for some reason many want everyone to shut down, mask up, and shut up. There has to be a reason for that.
Just today I saw a family driving down the road masked up with gloves on. I feel bad for those people. Someone whom they trust has made them hysterical.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 12:30 AM (hHxp2)

681 So, after the Thing thread earlier today, I had to go back and Watch the 'Thing that you do' movie.

Found the Extended cut. The one the Director WANTEd to do.

Much better. Totally different. Darker, and more realistic.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 12:30 AM (NgKpN)

682 Grace Slick was almost elderly (for a hippie) in the 60s. I can't imagine Jorma playing "We Built This City". No way. He started oit as folkie/blues guitar instructor basically. He's a pretty accomplished fingerstyle guy, if you can believe that.

Whoever the guy is that sang for "Starship" I didn't like that guy's voice, it just bugged me.
Posted by: Common Tater at July 15, 2020 11:08 PM (E5DvK)

Jorma Kaukonen is part of Hot Tuna, an acoustic blues band. Very fine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:31 AM (fVDEt)

683 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 12:19 AM (QzJWU)


I stand corrected.
I received information from the radio and relayed it as I herd it.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:31 AM (SKXSf)

684 677 Downside of colonizing Antarctica?

Might find another Michael Moore frozen in the ice.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2020 12:25 AM (3ldup)

---------

Can we truly call ourselves Americans if we put our dreams and aspirations on hold out of terror that we might discover an obese frozen white man embedded in the ice?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 12:32 AM (wPVhA)

685 679 fisherperson? I kid but that is a new one to me. Maybe they should go with Fishing Attendant.


Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 12:26 AM (hHxp2)


Yeah, learned that one about a decade ago, drinking at a bar called the Unicorn in Seattle.

I was telling a story, and used the term "fisherman" a few times. Got lectured that women fish, too.

But a rule at the Unicorn is that nobody is allowed to be negative, even to old white guys like me. So I didn't press it, played half-dumb, and the evening went on.

The Unicorn, BTW, is located in the Nation Formerly Known As CHAZ/CHOP.

Come to think of it, haven't been back since.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:32 AM (sy5kK)

686 We might have to actually *buy* Greenland (with other people's money, of course!), but Antarctica is ripe for conquest!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 16, 2020 12:32 AM (prJfn)

687 642 Is anyone here a fan of Jollibee?

It's interesting to see the Filipino interpretation of American fast food...

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One down the street from me. Only went once and didn't like it.

Chicken+spaghetti+rice is a thing in Pinoy culture. I like them but not all together. Chicken was OK, maybe KFC or Popeye's quality. Didn't like the Pinoy spaghetti, the sauce is too sweet. Didn't try any other dishes as looking at the other patron's tables I didn't see anything appetizing. Looked like McD or BK level quality food.

However, my neck of the woods has an enormous Filipino population and our Jollibee does very well so maybe it's just me.

Posted by: StuckInCalifornia at July 16, 2020 12:32 AM (a74KK)

688 We Built this City is simply the shittiest song I have ever heard.


Irregardless.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 12:32 AM (QLf0x)

689 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma



Nyah, indeed.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 12:33 AM (1YlHz)

690
Downside of colonizing Antarctica?

Might find another Michael Moore frozen in the ice.
Posted by: Anna Puma


We finally got one!

https://youtu.be/dGjJ8vfh5CI

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 16, 2020 12:34 AM (aKsyK)

691 But then, I could be full of shit.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 16, 2020 12:29 AM (SchxB)

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*puffs pipe thoughtfully*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 12:35 AM (wPVhA)

692 Someone whom they trust has made them hysterical.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 12:30 AM (hHxp2)


Yeah, this is a big problem that I fear will only grow.

Just who in the hell CAN we trust with valid information any more?

And not just Covid.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:35 AM (sy5kK)

693 If the Vets among you haven't looked at it the link in the sidebar to the USS Barb story, it's easily worth the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 12:35 AM (AytXr)

694 Haven't been able to find any really recent updated info or cams that are worth anything. I think the fires are down to a few isolated hotspots.

Gotta point out that while it's far from the most important thing, the public affairs management of this has been, um, unimpressive.

And while I understand rallying the troops and morale, etc., there was something very off and weird about the amount and fulsomeness of the rah-rah so proud of our guys statements from a few of the brass. Might just be me. Or is this the narcissistic/constant praise/everybody wins/you're the center of the universe thing coming home to roost in the Navy?

Odd.

Here are some pics. Some interior shots of BHR, well burnt.

https://twitter.com/CavasShips

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 12:36 AM (El6T/)

695 I ate at a Filipino buffet once in Austin. I did not hate it (my wife did), but my general impression was that whatever Filipinos have to contribute to the world, it's not culinary genius.

Also, why isn't it Philipino?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 12:36 AM (H5knJ)

696 But then, I could be full of shit.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again



A person can be full of shit and still be right about the interesting stuff.

I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 12:36 AM (1YlHz)

697 >>>this institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress


Overinflated

Irish and Italian were. more cost effective.

And that is what really hurts.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 16, 2020 12:36 AM (1g7ch)

698 "Time out" as in just taking some days off or was he forced off the air for some reason?

Yes.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:36 AM (jyyTN)

699 Oh my. Jefferson Starship miracles.

Memories.

High as a kite, back of Granite Garvers 1970 Pontiac.

Cruising the Main. Once said that is I could I ever find a woman as perfect as this song, I'd marry her.

Funny how I've been married, but still looking for that one.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 12:37 AM (NgKpN)

700 Stuck and bear, thanks.
Yeah, Filipino food seems similar to Hawaiian food to me, quite sweet and heavy on the pork.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 12:38 AM (L2ZTs)

701 The Antarcticans would some sort of export to trade in the world's markets...

...

Perhaps *not* nuking its ice caps with our luxurious new fusion reactor, the likes of which has never been seen before, could be our "export"!

Then again, I've read Greenland may still have the reactors from Project Iceworm in serviceable condition...

All we need to start is a few ships...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 16, 2020 12:38 AM (prJfn)

702 Asheville Robert,
In case you see this....
Chemo is manageable. First don't be afraid to ask for more and better anti-nausea meds. When I finally called and asked if I could take more of the pills than the label prescribed...they said "Sure!" Wish they had been more forthcoming earlier on. There is a sublingual zofran that is the best--works almost instantly.
I found exercise the day after chemo really helped me...Recumbent bike.
And upthread someone mentioned that you might have food cravings. I sure did--sometimes for steak and sometimes for fresh fruit.
Lots of water helps too.
You will do great!

Chavez, how are you? Hoping you are far along in the treatment.

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 12:38 AM (Aijrp)

703 If the Vets among you haven't looked at it the link in the sidebar to the USS Barb story, it's easily worth the time.

Awesome story.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:39 AM (jyyTN)

704 Quint, I think every anti-body study has found more and more exposure/resistance the previous one. One lab out today with a peer-reviewed t-cell study, that was very encouraging (widespread resistance based apparently on prior c-virus exposure, I think was the bottom line).

Nobel laureate biologist Levitt of Stanford has for some time, based on Stockholm, theorized that herd-immunity threshold (HIT) for this bug in many populations will be fairly low (20-30%). I think that every bit of data and analysis that has been trickling in since he stated this has tended to support the hypothesis.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 12:40 AM (El6T/)

705 696 If the Vets among you haven't looked at it the link in the sidebar to the USS Barb story, it's easily worth the time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 12:35 AM (AytXr)

some Ex Military friends were joking about how a DD-214 sounds like a gun...

And all us vets have one.

USS Taylor. DD-214. Survived Pearl Harbor because it was in Dry Dock.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 12:40 AM (NgKpN)

706 Yeah, this is a big problem that I fear will only grow.

Just who in the hell CAN we trust with valid information any more?

And not just Covid.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:35 AM (sy5kK)


My hope is Fauci is out and gagged Nov.4.
Unless this thing radically mutates (RNA) we are able to predict its path.

Old people take more precautions. Some forms of mitigation that do not impinge on the reopening of this country. Manufacturing, school, restaurants, clubs, the whole shebang.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:40 AM (SKXSf)

707 MisHum
What a fantastic ONT tonight. I love me some Hodge twins. And the mosquito therapist bit was freaking hilarious and much appreciated since my river place has...ahem...some skeeters.

And freaking ticks which drive me nuts. I ended up bit by one and had to do the doxycycline to prevent lyme disease which is a real issue here--killed one of our dogs.

But paradise has its small flaws, just to remind you that it isn't heaven.

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 12:41 AM (Aijrp)

708 How do we know that we haven't been hit with a homebrew bug before?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 16, 2020 12:26 AM (aKsyK)

I don't know but with this one it was obvious from the get-go that it might be fishy. And who the hell knows what the intelligence said.

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 12:41 AM (l/DtQ)

709 (widespread resistance based apparently on prior c-virus exposure, I think was the bottom line).

*********

Some degree of cross-immunity would explain a lot of the course of this epidemic. I rate this as plausible.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 16, 2020 12:41 AM (Fc5rx)

710 My hope is Fauci is out and gagged Nov.4.
Unless this thing radically mutates (RNA) we are able to predict its path.

Old people take more precautions. Some forms of mitigation that do not impinge on the reopening of this country. Manufacturing, school, restaurants, clubs, the whole shebang.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:40 AM (SKXSf)

Go Old School.

Quarantine the SICK, not the well.

If you have a cough, stay the fuck home.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 12:42 AM (NgKpN)

711 It takes a special kind of stupid, and historic and economic illiteracy, to believe slavery was the basis for any economic prosperity in the US (or, actually, almost anywhere, ever).

Of course these days the ramparts of popular culture and much of academia and the public square are firmly in the hands of spectacularly illiterate - and racist - idiots. Preaching to a very, very dumbed down country.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 12:43 AM (El6T/)

712 650 Can't resist temptation:
Even within the 80+ age group it's not a death sentence
Vit D, zinc, sunshine, clean surfaces, hand washing
At some point when she gets a blood draw make them test vit D
Also see if itstok for her to take melatonin as a supplement- old ppl have less and they are looking into it
Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 16, 2020 12:13 AM (TOyHQ)


And a low dose of HCQ, as a prophylactic.

Any current study shows this is true. There are many studies out, and more are on the way. They all conclude pretty much the same thing.

And all very safe, with very few side effects.


We are being scammed by the Democrats/Globalists/Progda, and it is becoming rather obvious now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:43 AM (sy5kK)

713 Yes, wear a mask and stop spreading plague. And if Republicans won't mandate this then I'll vote for someone else.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 15, 2020 11:35 PM (ykYG2)

OK, Karen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:44 AM (lSUAt)

714 I got to see all four bald eagles in their nest at sunset.

The young ones are about ready to fly I suppose. I'm thinking they are having a good bye conference.

They nest in a large pan PG&E put up on one of their power poles along a busy two lane blood alley highway.

Posted by: torabora at July 16, 2020 12:46 AM (q6wUY)

715 My hope is Fauci is out and gagged Nov.4.

Nov 4th is when I expect the left to start the shooting phase of CWII.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:47 AM (jyyTN)

716 716 Yes, wear a mask and stop spreading plague. And if Republicans won't mandate this then I'll vote for someone else.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 15, 2020 11:35 PM (ykYG2)

OK, Karen.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:44 AM (lSUAt)

Yup. So Boulder wants the last vestiges of the Constitution, to be dismanalted.

for HIS perceived safety.

OK then.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 12:47 AM (NgKpN)

717 Is there a betting market where one could wager that the morbidity and mortality path of this epidemic - everywhere, with only small variations - will trace almost exactly the normal Gompertz function for epidemics?

That would be a get-rich-quick scheme.

But you'd have to find people to take the other side of the bet.

However, just having it would be a great public affairs club to beat up almost all public officials with (including the WH).

"OK, Gov. X, and public health director Y, how much will you wager that the epidemic won't trace the following path? No matter what you do, or don't do?"

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 12:48 AM (El6T/)

718 the pills than the label prescribed...they said "Sure!" Wish they had been more forthcoming earlier on. There is a sublingual zofran that is the best--works almost instantly.


It's government at work. Be persistent. You may need to shop pharmacies. Walmart was terrible. The government has put the fear into them.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:48 AM (SKXSf)

719 BTH and raimondo aren't productive uses of anyone's time.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 12:49 AM (El6T/)

720 662 ..Mayor of Galveston stepping down.
He has one functioning lung.
Covid.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:07 AM (SKXSf)


That is an ENORMOUSLY misleading statement. If you're quoting someone else, they should be ashamed. If it's from you, well, aim closer.

Mayor Yarborough lost a lung to disease well over a decade ago. He has been a one-lunger, long before COVID.



Jim, to be fair, I was in the car this afternoon, and the top of the hour national news came on. They reported the same thing that Braenyard said, nearly word for word.

No background like you provided. Which completely changes everything relevant about the story.

*uck the corporate lying news machine. *uck them.

Collectively, they do more damage to America than any other group I can think of.

Many of them should be gutted like fish. Then fed to the hogs.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:50 AM (sy5kK)

721 I should think colonising Antarctica in great numbers would much easier (and more lucrative??) than establishing the human race on some bleeding space rock a three-year's journey away, and we can't even manage the former yet...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 15, 2020 11:53 PM (prJfn)

Any kind of development in Antarctica is banned by international treaty. Scientific stations only. No hunting, no fishing, no mining, no oil exploration.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:52 AM (lSUAt)

722 Any kind of development in Antarctica is banned by international treaty. Scientific stations only. No hunting, no fishing, no mining, no oil exploration.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:52 AM (lSUAt)

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What does it say about resorts and theme parks?

Posted by: The Walt Disney Co. at July 16, 2020 12:53 AM (wPVhA)

723
OK, Karen.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:44 AM (lSUAt)


Name calling is juvenile and rude. All it does is perpetuate more rude remarks. If you don't want to wear a mask don't. If Boulder T wants to it's his business.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:53 AM (SKXSf)

724 Boulder is usually sane im afraid he bought into the masks are effective trope. Masks (anything less than n 95) are of at the very least questionable as too effective blocking of the wu flu cooties.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 16, 2020 12:54 AM (0OmEj)

725 Many of them should be gutted like fish. Then fed to the hogs.


Remember when the shooting phase of CWII arrives: enemy propaganda centers are legitimate military targets.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:56 AM (jyyTN)

726 Oh, fuck off. We're not required to give a respectful hearing to someone who insists on saying the same shit no one agrees with over and over again every time he visits. You want that kind of civility bullshit, hang out with David French.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 12:56 AM (H5knJ)

727 "t takes a special kind of stupid, and historic and economic illiteracy, to believe slavery was the basis for any economic prosperity in the US (or, actually, almost anywhere, ever).

Of course these days the ramparts of popular culture and much of academia and the public square are firmly in the hands of spectacularly illiterate - and racist - idiots. Preaching to a very, very dumbed down country." posted by Rhomboid @12:43AM

Yes so true. The south after the Civil War was decimated for over a hundred years, truly. There were a few episodes of prosperity in a few places in the late 1800's and the 1920's, due to industrialization....not based at all on slavery.

The historical argument for this is garbage. As is the 1619 project "systemic racism" cant. Read yesterday that some group came up with a figure of $151MM PER PERSON reparations that should be paid to every black person in the country...equating to, get this, quadrillions.

All of the above eclipses the fallacy of "Modern Monetary Theory" by many many zeroes

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 12:56 AM (Aijrp)

728 718 My hope is Fauci is out and gagged Nov.4.

Nov 4th is when I expect the left to start the shooting phase of CWII.
Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:47 AM (jyyTN)


Notes to self:

-make a big shelf-stable food run by November 3.

-make sure all the magazines are loaded prior to November 4.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:56 AM (sy5kK)

729 691
We Built this City is simply the shittiest song I have ever heard.





Irregardless.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 12:32 AM (QLf0x)

I had that opinion, then my son topped it with "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 12:57 AM (jK8Z7)

730 There won't be a shooting phase of CWII - it's fully on right now, and has been for a while. There may be some festivities, but they'll be immaterial.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 12:57 AM (El6T/)

731 Any kind of development in Antarctica is banned by international treaty. Scientific stations only. No hunting, no fishing, no mining, no oil exploration.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:52 AM



I can't speak for the rest of you, but as for me, I'll not let some "international treaty" dampen *my* lust for adventure and conquest!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (prJfn)

732 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (KATBx)

733 727 Boulder is usually sane im afraid he bought into the masks are effective trope. Masks (anything less than n 95) are of at the very least questionable as too effective blocking of the wu flu cooties.
Posted by: USNtakim at July 16, 2020 12:54 AM (0OmEj)


Quit possibly so. But as you have represented it;
between mostly like minded people here is not place for name calling.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (SKXSf)

734 And you are just being dishonest, Braeynard. The Hobo didn't say he wants to wear a mask and wants that decision respected. He said he wants mask wearing mandated. So your live-and-let-live bullshit is just that: bullshit.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 12:59 AM (H5knJ)

735 Irongrampa,
Oh so so sorry about Elizabeth. What a terrible loss. Prayers up.

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:00 AM (Aijrp)

736 735 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (KATBx)

You will see her again.

All dogs go to heaven. Cats? not so much.

She'll be waiting for you.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:00 AM (NgKpN)

737 731
718 My hope is Fauci is out and gagged Nov.4.



Nov 4th is when I expect the left to start the shooting phase of CWII.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 12:47 AM (jyyTN)





Notes to self:



-make a big shelf-stable food run by November 3.



-make sure all the magazines are loaded prior to November 4.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 12:56 AM (sy5kK)

For several months I have been predicting that the Inauguration will be the scene of (1) a bloody riot timed to coincide with the Inaugural Address so that the networks can show it on a split screen and (2) a terrorist incident of some type aimed at a soft target, likely either the parade or one of the balls.
That will be the culmination of a campaign of violence that has already started, but will increasingly feature assassinations and bombings as we get towatd election season and beyond. ICE and CBP will be particular targets, abetted and in some cases encouraged by prominent Democrats and others in the media (BIRM).

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 01:01 AM (jK8Z7)

738 What is TikTok supposed to be doing Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, et. al., aren't doing?

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 01:01 AM (BRkq2)

739 My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (KATBx)

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 01:01 AM (wPVhA)

740 My condolences irongrampa.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 01:01 AM (jyyTN)

741 Those who would surrender some of their essential liberty for a bit of safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 16, 2020 01:02 AM (prJfn)

742 Who's a good girl?!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 16, 2020 01:02 AM (prJfn)

743 733
There won't be a shooting phase of CWII - it's fully on right now, and
has been for a while. There may be some festivities, but they'll be
immaterial.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 12:57 AM (El6T/)

Not one that involves us. The inner cities are going to continue to spiral down to a semi-stable state where gangs and militias are the effective law enforcement for millions of our fellow Americans, but governments continue to provide a veneer of services.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 01:03 AM (jK8Z7)

744 Plague?

Sheesh.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 01:04 AM (wPVhA)

745 An Observation usually makes pretty accurate observations. I hope you are wrong but it bears serious consideration.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:04 AM (SKXSf)

746 The really astonishing and alarming thing is this Redfield idiot (term chosen with deliberation), talking about how the epidemic would be vanquished within weeks if younger people wore masks.

I had assumed the head of the CDC would have had at least a survey course for non-majors in science and epidemiology.

Related, Fauci apparently told some reporter that C19 might reach the level of the 1918 Spanish flu. Seriously. Well this bug better get moving, it's cookin' along at the level of moderately bad influenza season so far - and that Gompertz curve, unlike an illiterate, fearful, lazy, easily manipulated public, isn't very forgiving.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 01:04 AM (El6T/)

747 The mask issue is such b.s. It is amazing how easily people have been brainwashed into believing they are effective (they are not...as per many studies and testimony from doctors). Even the N95 masks are only 95% effective. And it is totally ridiculous to wear them outside.

Someone recently in a shop here in VA (where the idiot Northam has mandated them) told me that wearing a mask was like expecting a chainlink fence to prevent mosquitoes from invading your yard.

That said, if the business requires them I wear the d*mn thing, but most often the staff are either not wearing them or wearing them with the nose or the mouth uncovered. Yet another charade in our 21C sham of a constitutional republic

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:05 AM (Aijrp)

748 717 I got to see all four bald eagles in their nest at sunset.

The young ones are about ready to fly I suppose. I'm thinking they are having a good bye conference.

They nest in a large pan PG&E put up on one of their power poles along a busy two lane blood alley highway.
Posted by: torabora at July 16, 2020 12:46 AM (q6wUY)

Up J-59, going from Merced up towards Sonora, there is a Power Tower, been there a LONG time.

With an Eagles Nest in it. HUGE thing. The Eagles have learned to avoid the danger of the wires.

almost like Darwin, or Mother Nature, is looking out for them.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:05 AM (NgKpN)

749 Sorry to hear about the doggo. We just had to euthanize our greyhound. He was 14 possibly the oldest greyhound ever. He was always a good boy. Smart trainable not your average grey. Ill miss him for a long time.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 16, 2020 01:06 AM (0OmEj)

750 Yup. So Boulder wants the last vestiges of the Constitution, to be dismanalted.

for HIS perceived safety.

OK then.
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 12:47 AM (NgKpN)

Sounds like the Boulder GOP was wise in not having any part of him. And I thought he was a smart guy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:06 AM (lSUAt)

751 One thing that will pull us away from CWII is the China problem.

That problem could fester and focus and unity behind an all American cause.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:06 AM (SKXSf)

752 735 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (KATBx)

So sorry.

I just looked across the room and glanced at my picture of Shadow as a 4 month old Black Lab puppy, hugged by a 5 year old Little LCD. It was his birthday present. Of course, I was the one that fed him and followed up with the normal caring for the dog.

Shadow was overwhelmed with cancer in 2012.

Even to this day when I eat steak, I think about the bits I trim off and fed to him. Shadow would sit patiently, his eyes would follow the fork like a laser pointer. Shadow knew steak!

To this day. I cannot get that out of my mind. Now, those bits of excess on the plate go in the trash.

I will send up a prayer for you, irongrampa.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:07 AM (sy5kK)

753 ..I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.


Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (KATBx)



I would sit next to you now, and listen to your Stories of Elizabeth.

She had to have been one incredible dog to have been YOUR dog. Because you sincerely, are an incredible man.

Greatness knows it's kind. She was yours and you were hers, for a reason.

Surely, a dog who deserves that Taps be played when you set her in her final place, and tell her "Good Dog!", one last time.

This bourbon is for you, Irongrampa.

*SALUTE*

And this one is for Elizabeth.

*pours onto ground*

May we be the Man our dog thinks we are. And in your case, sir.

You are.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (QzJWU)

754 Might find another Michael Moore frozen in the ice.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2020 12:25 AM (3ldup)


A Sci Fi plot if I ever read one !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (LPnfS)

755 754 One thing that will pull us away from CWII is the China problem.

That problem could fester and focus and unity behind an all American cause.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:06 AM (SKXSf)

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That certainly is optimistic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (wPVhA)

756 Name calling is juvenile and rude. All it does is perpetuate more rude remarks. If you don't want to wear a mask don't. If Boulder T wants to it's his business.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:53 AM (SKXSf)

OK, Karen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (lSUAt)

757 759 Name calling is juvenile and rude. All it does is perpetuate more rude remarks. If you don't want to wear a mask don't. If Boulder T wants to it's his business.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:53 AM (SKXSf)

OK, Karen.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (lSUAt)

Yeah, the whole 'be nice' brigade does not understand that we are in a War.

And some of us have seen War.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:10 AM (NgKpN)

758 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (KATBx)

Condolences to you, IG. That is very sad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:10 AM (lSUAt)

759 Caesar some of that situation in inner cities is already a de facto one - has been for some time, depending on how you define things. I believe the southern districts of Chicago/nearby suburbs were spared any festivities in the recent celebration of free expression mostly by the presence and warnings of gangs (int'ly linked, latino). "Street Latinos", 2020's "roof Koreans".

I don't expect almost any of what you talked about for Jan. 20 2021. I do expect a continued and worsened collapse of unique aspects of the civic culture, in this case the de facto end of the peaceful transfer of power, one of America's many precious gifts. We're in Year Four of that happening, and it can still take some big steps down.

And the only reason it can is because "educated" suburban Dem voters, marinating in ludicrous propaganda from NPR and the MSM, are the link in American history that broke, imperiling the entire legacy.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 01:10 AM (El6T/)

760 My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58 AM (KATBx)


Please accept my condolences ...

A loving companion is a treasure.

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 01:12 AM (LPnfS)

761 758
754 One thing that will pull us away from CWII is the China problem.



That problem could fester and focus and unity behind an all American cause.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:06 AM (SKXSf)



--------



That certainly is optimistic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (wPVhA)

I'm afraid it's too late for that. There is a very large and active fifth column inside the US that is working to destroy us as a nation, and the Chinese are doing their best to facilitate it. Conflict with China that goes kinetic isn't going to result in a "rally around the flag" moment for the USA. Instead, it will result in even more division, especially if President Trump is the Commander-in-Chief.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 01:12 AM (jK8Z7)

762 Not one that involves us. The inner cities are going to continue to
spiral down to a semi-stable state where gangs and militias are the
effective law enforcement for millions of our fellow Americans, but
governments continue to provide a veneer of services.


They are only waiting until the 4th of Nov, because they think that they can establish Communism by election. Communists will make their run at taking the country by force, they really are insane enough to think they can do that. They got away with Mass murder in NY, NJ, PA, MI, and CA. Their propagandists have buffaloed Red State governors into a second shutdown with faked stats. They see us as soft targets who won't fight back because we are afraid of legal consequences. They see the mask as confirmation of our fear. They lose the election, they go berserk.

Posted by: An Observation at July 16, 2020 01:12 AM (jyyTN)

763 Snyder needs to rename the team the Washington Colonialists

Posted by: Sword of Damocles at July 16, 2020 01:12 AM (Pc+1u)

764 I find the notion that the China problem would provide any impetus whatsoever away from the degrading authoritarian trend in America, or materially affect the actions or "worldview" of half the country, astonishing.

At least if we're talking about the US. Japan and Australia, maybe.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 01:13 AM (El6T/)

765 I believe the southern districts of Chicago/nearby suburbs were spared any festivities in the recent celebration of free expression mostly by the presence and warnings of gangs (int'ly linked, latino). "Street Latinos", 2020's "roof Koreans".

Back in the 90s, folks at the U of Chicago talked about how it was safe there, even during the riots of the 60s and 70s because the black gangs said "you ain't bringing that shit here ...".

Song remains the same, but the singers change ?

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 01:15 AM (LPnfS)

766 Conflict with China that goes kinetic isn't going to result in a "rally around the flag" moment for the USA. Instead, it will result in even more division, especially if President Trump is the Commander-in-Chief.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 01:12 AM (jK8Z7)

---------

The MSM would commence an orgy of blaming racist Trump and Humpty Nadler would pull a new set of impeachment articles out of his stinky gunt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 01:15 AM (wPVhA)

767 All the "fifth column" you need is 100% made in America, living all around you (unless you're in rural WY or AL or OK or something).

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 01:15 AM (El6T/)

768 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.

Posted by: irongrampa



I'm sorry.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:15 AM (0oDnb)

769
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (QzJWU)


Jim, you are a fine man.

Those damned dogs slide into our hearts and eventually let go.

Why do they do that?

IDK, but my butt is kicked. Damn dusty around here, must have a window open or something.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:16 AM (sy5kK)

770 759 Name calling is juvenile and rude. All it does is perpetuate more rude remarks. If you don't want to wear a mask don't. If Boulder T wants to it's his business.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 12:53 AM (SKXSf)

OK, Karen.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (lSUAt)


We have bigger demons than stupid face masks
I'm sorry that you fail to see that.
And as you enjoy your lambast Karening remember that I have not suggested you or anyone else wear a mask.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:16 AM (SKXSf)

771 762
Caesar some of that situation in inner cities is already a de facto one -
has been for some time, depending on how you define things. I believe
the southern districts of Chicago/nearby suburbs were spared any
festivities in the recent celebration of free expression mostly by the
presence and warnings of gangs (int'ly linked, latino). "Street
Latinos", 2020's "roof Koreans".



I don't expect almost any of what you talked about for Jan. 20 2021.
I do expect a continued and worsened collapse of unique aspects of the
civic culture, in this case the de facto end of the peaceful transfer
of power, one of America's many precious gifts. We're in Year Four of
that happening, and it can still take some big steps down.



And the only reason it can is because "educated" suburban Dem
voters, marinating in ludicrous propaganda from NPR and the MSM, are the
link in American history that broke, imperiling the entire legacy.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 01:10 AM (El6T/)

I sure hope you're right about Inauguration Day -- that LE is doing the work that needs to be done to neutralize the really dangerous element that is at work. As for the gangs/militias, I see it getting a lot worse than what we've seen to date. Think Beirut. And you're right, there was only a veneer of a peaceful transfer of power in 2017, because the outgoing administration started to sabotage the incoming administration before it ever took office and continued to do so while nominally out of government. All that's needed is an official shadow cabinet.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 01:16 AM (jK8Z7)

772 Might find another Michael Moore frozen in the ice.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2020 12:25 AM (3ldup)

A Sci Fi plot if I ever read one !!!
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 01:08 AM (LPnfS)


"The Thing II: Leftist Cthulhu"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 01:17 AM (L2ZTs)

773 754 One thing that will pull us away from CWII is the China problem.



That problem could fester and focus and unity behind an all American cause.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:06 AM (SKXSf)


Nope. America has very seldom been swayed by external problems.

We are an internal looking people. Hell, if people had a CLUE about the real world, and the Racism in other countries, they'd be on their knees thanking the US for what it is.

The Left will not ALLOW China to be seen as enough of a threat, to be Pro American ever again.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:17 AM (NgKpN)

774 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa
---------

Manhugs, IG. I know the feeling, the loss. Anything I might say will sound like a platitude, but might my heart is with you.

Try to remember that though we are given dominion over our animals, we are not given ownership. They belong to God, they always did, they were just on loan.

Psalm 50:10-11
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

Matthew 10:29

Not a sparrow falls but The Father knows.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM (CTJwJ)

775 769 Conflict with China that goes kinetic isn't going to result in a "rally around the flag" moment for the USA. Instead, it will result in even more division, especially if President Trump is the Commander-in-Chief.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 01:12 AM (jK8Z7)

---------

The MSM would commence an orgy of blaming racist Trump and Humpty Nadler would pull a new set of impeachment articles out of his stinky gunt.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2020 01:15 AM (wPVhA)


I think the rules of authority in times like that are in the President's favor. It may be an excellent time to expose these communist collaborators for what they are and dispense justice upon them.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM (SKXSf)

776 We have bigger demons than stupid face masks
I'm sorry that you fail to see that.
And as you enjoy your lambast Karening remember that I have not suggested you or anyone else wear a mask.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:16 AM (SKXSf)

Really? You don't see the destruction of Freedom, and the Constitution, as important?

wow.... just.... wow.

You do realize that you no longer have any rights at all? That a Mayor, due to a bad flu, can order you to destroy your own Property, shut down you business, and your CHURCH.

Stop you from seeing people, and force you to wear a Mask, that won't really help... at their whim?

If you don't see the problem with that scenario in a FREE country, with Sovereign Citizens, who have Natural Rights GUARENTEED them by a Constituion?

Wow.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:21 AM (NgKpN)

777 Posted by: irongrampa

Words fail. God bless.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at July 16, 2020 01:21 AM (Iddnu)

778 "You'll see them by the thousands once he picks his VP."

Yeah. In Italy. Just like the overflowing "New York" chinkflu hospital videos.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 01:22 AM (zo4+n)

779 They see us as soft targets who won't fight back because we are afraid of legal consequences. They see the mask as confirmation of our fear. They lose the election, they go berserk.

Posted by: An Observation



Be ready. Organize with your trusted friends and neighbors. Don't HAVE a bug out place, be IN your bug out place a day or so before the election. Plan for long term there.

They are either going to cheat and win and go full Marxist takeover, or lose and the shooting starts. The people behind AntiFa and BLM are serious, and they are holding back their best troops for election night. AntiFa and BLM right now are just patsies and kids playing dress up.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:22 AM (1YlHz)

780
So sorry, irongrampa.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 16, 2020 01:22 AM (G51Gf)

781 I think the rules of authority in times like that are in the President's favor. It may be an excellent time to expose these communist collaborators for what they are and dispense justice upon them.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM (SKXSf)

I still can't fine the part of the Constitution that says when there is a bad case of Flu, I loose my Constitutional Rights.

Musta missed that somehwere.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:23 AM (NgKpN)

782 Well on Filipino food, tomorrow's range day, and the last two months, this one Filipino guy has come in with a bunch of friends - it's definitely a "thing" - gun ownership in that community. By far the most over-represented "minority" group at ranges and events, in my experience. Even on local gun forums.

Anyway, he's quite the impressive gun-builder, he makes them for his whole posse (AR variants). I've asked his opinion on some component and building issues, if he shows tomorrow I'll be sure to get his take on the best Filipino restaurant in the area.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 01:23 AM (El6T/)

783 I think the rules of authority in times like that
are in the President's favor. It may be an excellent time to expose
these communist collaborators for what they are and dispense justice
upon them.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM (SKXSf)

Potayto, potahto. Rooting out the communists and sympathizers would be CW II. There are millions of people who think the President is a Russian Stooge and Hitler simultaneously. They will fight back. If there's a hot war with China, the Chinese will support them big time. Whose side do you think the mass media would be on? The President's, or the "Resistance"?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 16, 2020 01:23 AM (jK8Z7)

784 ...nd dispense justice upon them.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM



Force them to go grocery shopping where they are the only ones wearing a drool pad? Too cruel??

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at July 16, 2020 01:23 AM (prJfn)

785 They belong to God, they always did, they were just on loan.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM (CTJwJ)

Growing up my mom would always say that about people too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:23 AM (sy5kK)

786 We have bigger demons than stupid face masks
I'm sorry that you fail to see that.
And as you enjoy your lambast Karening remember that I have not suggested you or anyone else wear a mask.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:16 AM (SKXSf)

You have been spreading false information gleaned from the media.

And if you think it's wholly about the face masks, you aren't very perceptive. It's about the unwarranted panic being spread by the panic-mongers in media and government, and their unwitting accomplices.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:24 AM (lSUAt)

787 Jim and Mike Hammer
Y'all give some fine eulogies.

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:24 AM (Aijrp)

788 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.

My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa


So sorry bro.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:26 AM (QLf0x)

789 Once again, direct from the CDC:

https://tinyurl.com/wu-flu-deaths

COVID-19 deaths the week of April 18: 16,909

COVID-19 deaths last week: 272.

COVID-19 is done, just as every other cold virus in history has eventually been done.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:27 AM (unn44)

790 Jim and Mike Hammer
Y'all give some fine eulogies.
Posted by: groovygirl


Do mine please.

NOT YET

Posted by: The Venerable Miklos at July 16, 2020 01:28 AM (QzkSJ)

791 784 I think the rules of authority in times like that are in the President's favor. It may be an excellent time to expose these communist collaborators for what they are and dispense justice upon them.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM (SKXSf)

I still can't fine the part of the Constitution that says when there is a bad case of Flu, I loose my Constitutional Rights.

Musta missed that somehwere.
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:23 AM (NgKpN)



I was speaking of a kinetic conflict with China.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:28 AM (SKXSf)

792 What rhymes with Miklos?

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:29 AM (QLf0x)

793 Well, deplorable unperson, I stand shoulder to shoulder with you, in a non-homo way of course, breathing the taste of freedom.

This mask bullshit has been phase 2 of the op from the start. It would only help if we were in surgery, sneezing into opened patients. It has only ever been about fearmongering and abusing the trust of generally decent people into believing it. It is herding the sheep. Power and control and a continued tool of psychological and economic destruction.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 01:29 AM (zo4+n)

794 Sorry, irongrampa.

People who have never known the unconditional love of a pet can't imagine how hard it is to lose them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:30 AM (unn44)

795 There are cats in Heaven.

Sitting on whatever you are trying to read.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (QLf0x)

796 ..Do mine please.

NOT YET

Posted by: The Venerable Miklos at July 16, 2020 01:28 AM (QzkSJ)



Your tombstone would then become the tallest building in the world.

Just to provide space to engrave all of the socks.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (QzJWU)

797 Tonight I went to my first wake since this kung flu crap hit. He was a
guitar player that I was in a few bands with including the very first
one. He was the dude that begged me to join and fill in when they lost
their guitar player which started this whole frigging journey. Anyway,
we had to wear a frigging mask, and it was driving me nuts. I get up to
the casket and I notice somebody laid a guitar pick on the right side of
his chest, so I thought it was a cool idea and I should add one too, so I
dug into my pocket for a pick since I always have a few on me.

Meanwhile the mask is starting to ride up and starts screwing with my sight, and its compounded by my hair which is pretty long and is now tangled in the mask and getting into my eyes as I was trying to adjust it, and as I lay the pick
next to the other it frigging slides off and vanishes down in the
casket. I hear myself say "oh shit" under my breath. I grab another from
my pocket and carefully lay it in place and this one stays. At the end of the night I go back up and there was a quarter on his chest, and both picks are gone. The wife asked what I was looking at. I said I think somebody bought the picks.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (9Om/r)

798 794 784 I think the rules of authority in times like that are in the President's favor. It may be an excellent time to expose these communist collaborators for what they are and dispense justice upon them.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:19 AM (SKXSf)

I still can't fine the part of the Constitution that says when there is a bad case of Flu, I loose my Constitutional Rights.

Musta missed that somehwere.
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:23 AM (NgKpN)



I was speaking of a kinetic conflict with China.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:28 AM (SKXSf)

Hmmm, went from dismissing the Karen comment, to China.

sorry I missed the transition.

Point, however, still stands.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (NgKpN)

799 What rhymes with Miklos?
Posted by: eleven


Lots of words.

But in friggin' Magyar.

Posted by: Miklos, Cogito Ipsos at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (QzkSJ)

800 765 Not one that involves us. The inner cities are going to continue to spiral down to a semi-stable state where gangs and militias are the effective law enforcement for millions of our fellow Americans, but governments continue to provide a veneer of services."

what you describe is the status quo for most every country in this hemisphere that's south of our borders.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 16, 2020 01:32 AM (V2Yro)

801 Rodrigo, we dipped into negative territory on "excess deaths" for this part of the year back in early June (below the baseline of previous years, for these months).

I'm wondering if we've dipped below CDC's own definition of "epidemic" - fatalities from C19 as % of all-cause mortality. We were barely above it a week ago.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 16, 2020 01:32 AM (El6T/)

802 Time for the "Hitler was literally a socialist" bumper stickers. Clue-bat the gaslit dipshits.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 01:32 AM (zo4+n)

803 And if you think it's wholly about the face masks, you aren't very perceptive. It's about the unwarranted panic being spread by the panic-mongers in media and government, and their unwitting accomplices.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:24 AM (lSUAt)


I'm not talking about the overall of what's going on right now. I was directing specifically and only to rude remarks directed at members who have differing opinions stifling conversation and creating enmity where there should be none.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:32 AM (SKXSf)

804 Posted by: Miklos, Cogito Ipsos at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (QzkSJ)
Hungarian for reals?

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 01:32 AM (BRkq2)

805 > At the end of the night I go back up and there was a quarter on his chest, and both picks are gone.

Great story. Am I correct in assuming that your friend was the kind of guy who would've been highly amused by this?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:33 AM (unn44)

806 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (9Om/r)

And the craziest part of that whole thing?

Sorry to be crass.

But he was DEAD. Not like you could give him the Vids.

I've decided we are a really stupid country.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:34 AM (NgKpN)

807 Your tombstone would then become the tallest building in the world.



I find this entirely acceptable.

Posted by: Miklos, to the Moon, Alice! at July 16, 2020 01:34 AM (QzkSJ)

808
Vitamin D, zinc, sunshine.

No prescription necessary.

Maybe a low dose of HCQ, if your doctor is on your side.

Start tomorrow. Much more effective than a mask.


It's only common sense. And what the true, actual "science" is telling us in July, 2020.

Oh, I think I see the problem.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:34 AM (sy5kK)

809 Magyar sounds better in the original Fuck Yeah.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 01:35 AM (zo4+n)

810 Old musicians never die

they just go to that Guitar Center in the sky

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:35 AM (QLf0x)

811 ..Jim and Mike Hammer
Y'all give some fine eulogies.


Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:24 AM (Aijrp)



Shoot me an email, to the addy in my nic. And I'll send you one in honor of a man in the Brotherhood of Arms.

It tells a tale in the telling.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 01:35 AM (QzJWU)

812 Any kind of development in Antarctica is banned by international treaty. Scientific stations only. No hunting, no fishing, no mining, no oil exploration.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 12:52 AM (lSUAt)

ocean's floor, it's warmer - Sealab 2021!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (V2Yro)

813 > Rodrigo, we dipped into negative territory on "excess deaths" for this part of the year back in early June (below the baseline of previous years, for these months).


Cuomo and his evil cronies in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, etc. murdered a whole bunch of old people early on, but that hasn't continued in states run by actual human beings with consciences, and the communist-run states sort of ran out of old people after a while.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (unn44)

814 I am just so tired
Feeling very low tonite

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (+dLD3)

815 I'm not talking about the overall of what's going on right now. I was directing specifically and only to rude remarks directed at members who have differing opinions stifling conversation and creating enmity where there should be none.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:32 AM (SKXSf)

so, your position is that there should be no enmity against those who would take our Civil Rights away?

That would, under Government mandate, say they can FORCE us to do something we do not wish to do?

Calling them a Karen, would be the least offensive term 'I' would use.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (NgKpN)

816 When I buy a segway, I will have someone behind me tell me, ever so often, "Glory is fleeting, you are only a man."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 01:37 AM (LxTcq)

817 I'm not talking about the overall of what's going on right now. I was directing specifically and only to rude remarks directed at members who have differing opinions stifling conversation and creating enmity where there should be none.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:32 AM (SKXSf)

For fuck's sake, "OK, Karen" is practically tongue-in-cheek.

I haven't begun to get rude.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:37 AM (lSUAt)

818 Hungarian for reals?
Posted by: Daybreak


Hungarian for "for reals" would be "igazan?" or, more likely "komolyan?".

Also possibly "basz meg".

Posted by: Miklos, serving your Late Nite Linguistic Needs at July 16, 2020 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

819 813 Old musicians never die

they just go to that Guitar Center in the sky

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:35 AM (QLf0x)

Where there is a sign that says?

No Stairway to Heaven, by order of Saint Peter.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:37 AM (NgKpN)

820 When I buy a segway, I will have someone behind me tell me, ever so often, "Glory is fleeting, you are only a man."
Posted by: BourbonChicken


Excellent visual.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:38 AM (QLf0x)

821 I am just so tired
Feeling very low tonite
Posted by: Lousagirl


The Tide is High but I'm Holding on

Posted by: Miklos, keeping heads above water at July 16, 2020 01:38 AM (QzkSJ)

822 The Arctic will be the first blow up. The Russians are under there planting flags all over the place.
I think Trump has ordered two new icebreakers.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:39 AM (SKXSf)

823 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 16, 2020 01:31 AM (9Om/r)

Yes a great story. Could be the start of a good novel, I think, Beserker.

Just think what some future archeologist might think about the upside down nature of our perception of danger and risk in 2020...as illustrated by a quarter and a face mask in a coffin...

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:39 AM (Aijrp)

824 > I was speaking of a kinetic conflict with China.

If it becomes proven (rather than suspected) that China did this deliberately, they need to get a few W76s and W88s in return.


Just to show we care.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:39 AM (unn44)

825 When I buy a segway, I will have someone behind me tell me, ever so often, "Glory is fleeting, you are only a man."
Posted by: BourbonChicken


Organic Free-range Sustainable Laurels

Posted by: Miklosius ad infinitum at July 16, 2020 01:39 AM (QzkSJ)

826 Thanks Miklos

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:40 AM (+dLD3)

827 819 When I buy a segway, I will have someone behind me tell me, ever so often, "Glory is fleeting, you are only a man."
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 01:37 AM (LxTcq)

I live in Central Calif.

I first read that as GILROY is fleeting.

/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:40 AM (NgKpN)

828 Time to see if sleep will come. Let me and my ginger say thanks to all of you for the kind words and prayers.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe, stay warm and may God bless you.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (KATBx)

829
For fuck's sake, "OK, Karen" is practically tongue-in-cheek.

I haven't begun to get rude.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:37 AM (lSUAt)


It's tedious.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (SKXSf)

830 Thanks Miklos
Posted by: Lousagirl


What. All it took was a Blondie song?


Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (QLf0x)

831 I am just so tired
Feeling very low tonite
Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (+dLD3)

For Lou:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=aAk-3U2ODdo

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (lSUAt)

832 > I first read that as GILROY is fleeting.

Well, the person behind could be strewing garlic as he went....


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (unn44)

833 819 When I buy a segway, I will have someone behind me tell me, ever so often, "Glory is fleeting, you are only a man."
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 01:37 AM (LxTcq)

Hard to think of ones self as Triumphant on a Segway. Kind of dorky, maybe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (cI3Q7)

834 Yep

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:42 AM (+dLD3)

835 Magyar sounds better in the original Fuck Yeah.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings


Basz meg

Learn it. Love it. Live it.

Posted by: Miklos, basz meg at July 16, 2020 01:42 AM (QzkSJ)

836 Lousagirl, I understand. Hang in there. It gets better. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 01:42 AM (L2ZTs)

837 It's tedious.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (SKXSf)

The Hot Air button still works on your computer, right?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:42 AM (lSUAt)

838 I am just so tired
Feeling very low tonite

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (+dLD3)

Errrr... how low...?

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 01:43 AM (8+5U/)

839 Night IGP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 16, 2020 01:43 AM (cI3Q7)

840 Just to show we care.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this
Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:39 AM (unn44)


I think Trump has something much more devious planned.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:43 AM (SKXSf)

841 What. All it took was a Blondie song?


Posted by: eleven


The Paragons from Jamaica.

Originally

Posted by: The Original Miklosians at July 16, 2020 01:43 AM (QzkSJ)

842 841 I am just so tired
Feeling very low tonite

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (+dLD3)

Errrr... how low...?
Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 01:43 AM (8+5U/)

How Lowwwww

Can you go?

Everyone Limbo limbo!

(damn, I need some new roller skates!)

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (NgKpN)

843
Romeo13,

In the last week, you have posted some accurate information comparing the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966 to what is happening today.

It was really good. Lots of details.

So many things happening here are nearly the same actions going on then. Like a frigging playbook.

Did you do that off the top of your head, or do you have that somewhere you can paste it here?

It really stripped the masks off and IMO, was terribly accurate. Unfortunately.


Your message needs to see the light of day.

It is important, nobody else is talking about it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (sy5kK)

844 840 It's tedious.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:41 AM (SKXSf)

The Hot Air button still works on your computer, right?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:42 AM (lSUAt)

Tedious and argumentative.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (SKXSf)

845 ::Makes shitty face at Miklos::

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (QLf0x)

846 Thanks qdpsteve
Always have to fix your name due to autocorrect haha

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:45 AM (+dLD3)

847 I remember when the Segway was going to change the world. I recall when the creator kept dropping hints about an earth shattering advancement and everyone was just so excited.

Today the thing is known for tour groups and Paul Blart. The company has ceased production on the unit as it was a tiny percentage of their business and well, no one cares. I would assume the closures did not help the tour guide business.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 01:45 AM (hHxp2)

848 Jim,
Just sent you an email.

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:45 AM (Aijrp)

849 Tedious and argumentative.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (SKXSf)

848 ::Makes shitty face at Miklos::
Posted by: eleven

Posted by: No Comment Miklos at July 16, 2020 01:46 AM (QzkSJ)

850 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (sy5kK)

Someone I know pointed it out on Facebook, and it rang really true.

Original Post? someone named Jane Corbin, who I have never met.

Jane Corbin
June 14 at 12:44 PM ˇ Shared with Public
THE DAY THE POLICE WERE NO LONGER NEEDED
On August 19, 1966 - Chinese students launched a fight for social justice to fight for the rights of the oppressed in China. It was widely believed that the 'patriarchal system' in China had been created by the 1% and held down women, minorities, and the working class. The students cried out for a revolution and change, and consequentially launched the infamous Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Students put a red band around their arm to stand in solidarity with the oppressed and called for a change on old ideas that they called the FOUR OLDS. The Four Olds were: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas.
The movement was supported by the Chinese media.
Mass demonstrations and looting by the students ensued.
Statues were torn down.
Chinese architecture was destroyed.
Classical literature and Chinese paintings were torn apart and burned.
Temples were desecrated.
The Cemetery of Confucius was attacked.
The corpse of the 76th-generation Duke Yansheng was removed from its grave and hung from a tree.
Wealthy homes were attacked and destroyed.
Many families' long-kept genealogy books were burned to ashes.
All of history, in short, was to be removed and replaced. This was the central meaning of Cultural Revolution: That China was going to destroy every trace of its bourgeois (privileged) past and replace it with a new culture built on the principles of Maoism and Marxism.
Communist leaders like President Liu Shaoqi were taken out of power and replaced with men Mao believed were not critical of his reign.
Public leaders who were considered to be oppressive were tried by angry mobs and vigilantes.
Three days later, August 22, 1966, a central directive was issued to stop police intervention. The police were disbanded in the city and the students formed a community solution called the RED GUARD. The RED GUARDS policed the communities and punished anyone who did not agree with their ideas. Even people that supported the movement, but had bad thoughts ("wrong think") could be punished.
Though many Christians supported the movement in the beginning, they quickly became the number one target of the RED GUARDS and public trials were held to condemn them to death.
Many of those that were on board with the cause of the rebellion, in the beginning, saw that it was not really what they had signed up for, but by then it was too late. The power that the Red Guard wanted had already been given.
More people died during the cultural revolution in China than any war, famine, or natural disaster in the history of man. An estimated 20 to 30 million people were killed.
Are you listening America?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:46 AM (NgKpN)

851 Romeo13

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:46 AM (+dLD3)

852 Segway would be a great idea in a different far more dorkwad Universe.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 01:47 AM (QLf0x)

853 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (sy5kK)

We've been given permission to repost, and spread the word.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:47 AM (NgKpN)

854 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 01:42 AM (L2ZTs


Benet has done single and albums with many disparate groups, to keep current, as far out as it seems it may have had a chance.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:47 AM (SKXSf)

855 I am just so tired
Feeling very low tonite

Posted by: Lousagirl



May the Lord give you peace and rest and hold you in His hand tonight. There is always one Person Who is watching you and keeping You foremost in His thoughts.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:48 AM (1YlHz)

856 IG,
Sleep the sleep of a man loved mightily by his pup.
Your many contributions here endear you to us...as does your wisdom. God bless and grant you sweet dreams and comfort.

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:48 AM (Aijrp)

857 Tedious and argumentative.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 01:44 AM (SKXSf)

As long as you keep posting bullshit, I will call you on it.

You know, I really liked BTH. Knew him under a different nic, for years, at other venues. He is a smart guy, a published writer. But he has gone completely off the rails. Sad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:49 AM (lSUAt)

858 Thanks Sharkman

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:49 AM (+dLD3)

859 R13,

thanks, and check, will do!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:51 AM (sy5kK)

860 Are you listening America?

Posted by: Romeo13


Yep. Which is why our side has 300 million guns and the will to use them if need be.

That's always what's been missing in every country the Marxists/Socialists have ever taken over. A very well-armed populace.

Well, that and a tradition of being free, relatively speaking.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:51 AM (1YlHz)

861 there is one, it might not be from Segway, but it is like that and with no handle bars. The guys on that thing must thing they look cool. It makes a Segway look like a Harley.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 01:52 AM (hHxp2)

862 BTH has lost his damn mind. I wish we could study his brain to see just what is causing all of this needless panic. Maybe we could make a vaccine.

Posted by: megthered at July 16, 2020 01:52 AM (CNxxF)

863 Thanks Sharkman

Posted by: Lousagirl



Yes'm.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:52 AM (1YlHz)

864 Jim,
Just sent you an email.
Posted by: groovygirl


Now see?


Observe and learn.

Posted by: Miklos, all ears, which might be the problem at July 16, 2020 01:53 AM (QzkSJ)

865 I have to have surgery and I gotta admit I am terrified by going to a hospital
especially now because my hubby cannot visit, and I feel so guilty about this stupid bs
especially because so many lovely older people had to die alone during this Covid hoax

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:54 AM (+dLD3)

866 Tedious and Argumentative would be a good name for a Law Firm.

Posted by: Miklosian Anti-Marketing SA de CV at July 16, 2020 01:54 AM (QzkSJ)

867 BTH has lost his damn mind. I wish we could study his brain to see just what is causing all of this needless panic. Maybe we could make a vaccine.

Posted by: megthered



Unfortunately, his "virus" is being shut in for too long with the internet blaring MSM propaganda all day.

We could come up with a vaccine, but the virus would mutate and we'd be back to square one with him.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:54 AM (1YlHz)

868 When I buy a segway, I will have someone behind me tell me, ever so often, "Glory is fleeting, you are only a man."

Huh. That should prolly read "A glory hole is looming..."

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 01:55 AM (PnTEh)

869 Braenyard, why are you so tedious and argumentative tonight?

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 01:56 AM (BRkq2)

870 tedious and argumentative. The less popular version of TA.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 01:57 AM (hHxp2)

871 Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:46 AM (+dLD3)

OK, time to wax philosophical.

Life will suck. Its going to suck again, the one thing we can rely on, is that it will suck.

BUT. There are those perfect moments. Those perfect memories.

that perfect sunrise. That first Kiss. Holding a child or grandchild in your arms. Looking across that room and having instant chemistry.

That winning game. That perfect bon monte. That time when those who thought you were an idiot, admit you were right (a big one for moi).

You have to chase those perfect memories, those perfect times, to armor yourself against the times when life will just suck.

Because if you give into despair? Those perfect times, those perfect memories, will cease.

We all get down. Most people who know my real life story, wonder how in the hell I'm still around.

But it is to chase, those moments.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:58 AM (NgKpN)

872
We could come up with a vaccine, but the virus would mutate and we'd be back to square one with him.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:54 AM (1YlHz)
--------


Has anyone tried a 24 hour non-stop session of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC?

Worth a try.

Stock up on beer first, though.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:58 AM (sy5kK)

873 "I have to have surgery and I gotta admit I am terrified by going to a hospital
especially now because my hubby cannot visit, and I feel so guilty about this stupid bs
especially because so many lovely older people had to die alone during this Covid hoax" posted by Lousagirl

Lousagirl,
So one way to handle this is to break it down...the surgery is necessary, right? If yes, then think about how long you will be in hospital, and odds (low) of your contracting the virus there. And then odds (low) of your contracting a serious case even if you do get it.
And then odds (good) that you will feel better after the surgery. And odds (certain) that when you get home you'll be with your husband, right?

Hang in there. God is ALWAYS with you even when you are alone. Psalms have many chapters like that.

When are you due to go to hospital?

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 01:59 AM (Aijrp)

874 Not sure what it means, but basz meg right back atcha, Miklos!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 01:59 AM (PnTEh)

875 We could come up with a vaccine, but the virus would mutate and we'd be back to square one with him.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 01:54 AM (1YlHz)

--------





Has anyone tried a 24 hour non-stop session of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC?



Worth a try.



Stock up on beer first, though.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 01:58 AM (sy5kK)

but is it?
sorry. I am country as corn bread.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:00 AM (hHxp2)

876 Lousagirl

Roses are red,
Chilis are spicy,
Try to hang on,
These days are might dicey ...

Burma Shave !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:00 AM (LPnfS)

877 why are you so tedious and argumentative tonight?


Argumentative is Room 3, Tedious is just down the hall in Room 9.

Wi-Fi and abuse are available throughout our facility.

Posted by: Miklos, Facility Manger at July 16, 2020 02:00 AM (QzkSJ)

878 Good night, all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 02:01 AM (unn44)

879 why are you so tedious and argumentative tonight?





Argumentative is Room 3, Tedious is just down the hall in Room 9.



Wi-Fi and abuse are available throughout our facility.

Posted by: Miklos, Facility Manger at July 16, 2020 02:00 AM (QzkSJ)

"this is tedious!"
"no it's not!"

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:01 AM (hHxp2)

880 Nite, Rodrigo.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:01 AM (lSUAt)

881 > At the end of the night I go back up and there was a quarter on his chest, and both picks are gone.



Great story. Am I correct in assuming that your friend was the kind of guy who would've been highly amused by this?





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 01:33 AM (unn44)


Yeah, he would. I'm pretty sure he was amused at me losing the first one down the side of the casket. He would say thats what I get for using cellulose picks instead of the less slippery tortex ones he liked.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 16, 2020 02:02 AM (9Om/r)

882 Speaking of tedious:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=GkLQsO3kXpU

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:03 AM (lSUAt)

883 broke my own rule. I started a declarative line with "sorry".

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:03 AM (hHxp2)

884 How is "Miklos" pronounced?

I've always assumed it was a long o. Is it?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 02:03 AM (H5knJ)

885 "Has anyone tried a 24 hour non-stop session of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC?
Worth a try.
Stock up on beer first, though"

Close. Think I went 23 hours once with Opeth, Spacelords, and Buffalo Trace.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 02:03 AM (PnTEh)

886
but is it?
sorry. I am country as corn bread.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:00 AM (hHxp2)


Maybe some Hank, some George Strait, and a little Toby Keith to put a Boot in Their Ass? Add in some Waylon and Willie?

Will this work? I'm speculating here.

Of course the beer is universal.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:04 AM (sy5kK)

887 All the bullshit for a bad flu?

Posted by: USNtakim at July 16, 2020 02:04 AM (0OmEj)

888 He would say thats what I get for using cellulose picks instead of the less slippery tortex ones he liked.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads


Those Torpex picks are a blast.

Posted by: Miklos, strumming along at July 16, 2020 02:04 AM (QzkSJ)

889 it is MEEKLOSE with some type of symbol over the o. the only thing i could come up with that rhymes is the Philip Morris Iqos. But even that doesn't rhyme. Maybe nothing was meant to rhyme with it.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:06 AM (hHxp2)

890 841 I am just so tired
Feeling very low tonite

Posted by: Lousagirl at July 16, 2020 01:36 AM (+dLD3)

--Not sure if you want to hear sad pop songs, but:

"So Tired" by Slowdive

https://youtu.be/Z5PHEKOq8Wg

I'm in a somber mood mysef.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:06 AM (oZuI0)

891 890 All the bullshit for a bad flu?
Posted by: USNtakim at July 16, 2020 02:04 AM (0OmEj)


At the 6 month mark, it appears to be that way.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:06 AM (sy5kK)

892 I have to have surgery and I gotta admit I am terrified by going to a hospital especially now because my hubby cannot visit, and I feel so guilty about this stupid bs
especially because so many lovely older people had to die alone during this Covid hoax.

Posted by: Lousagirl


Even relatively major surgeries these days they try to get you out of the hospital and home as quickly as possible. Alternatively, you might be able to arrange for them to discharge you to a rehab place if they don't want to send you home immediately.

Perhaps make sure you have a decent CoVid blood test done the day before you go in and have the result in hand (if negative) when you go in so they don't lock you down in the hospital with a false positive test of their own. Unfortunately, any coronavirus can come up positive on a basic CoVid test kit, which means you might pop positive just from having had a cold this year, and not The Yellow Peril itself.

It might be worth it to spring for a "Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT) - PCR Diagnostic Panel", and not just a finger prick blood test. Spendy, but it may give you comfort to go in knowing you are negative.

And obviously if that comes up positive talk to your doctor AND the hospital admin about what the hospital's policy is for people walking in with CoVid. That policy might not be as crazy as we are all worried about, but it pays to have more info, not less.

Just some thoughts.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 02:07 AM (1YlHz)

893 I've always assumed it was a long o. Is it?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls




Sometimes a Miklos is just a Miklos.

Posted by: Anna Miklos-Freud at July 16, 2020 02:07 AM (QzkSJ)

894 So is Toby Keith still all in for dems?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 16, 2020 02:08 AM (PnTEh)

895 but is it?

sorry. I am country as corn bread.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:00 AM (hHxp2)





Maybe some Hank, some George Strait, and a little Toby Keith to put a Boot in Their Ass? Add in some Waylon and Willie?



Will this work? I'm speculating here.



Of course the beer is universal.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:04 AM (sy5kK)

you do well. Yank out Toby Keith and put in Merle, and you have me down. Beer is a freebie, no points awarded but for sure none deducted.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:08 AM (hHxp2)

896 ..We all get down. Most people who know my real life story, wonder how in the hell I'm still around.

But it is to chase, those moments.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 01:58 AM (NgKpN)




This man has lived a parallel of my life, and is hence my brother.

Nah, he's better than that.

My brother is a career criminal, druggie, child-abandanor and all around low life trainwreck of a record in life.

Romeo. Please accept my apology for ever comparing you to my brother. You're a fellow Moron, and that's about the highest of praise.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 02:08 AM (QzJWU)

897 He would say thats what I get for using cellulose picks instead of the less slippery tortex ones he liked.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads





Those Torpex picks are a blast.

Posted by: Miklos, strumming along at July 16, 2020 02:04 AM (QzkSJ)

You know, they do grip better, but for metal they make you sound like you're playing with a matchbook.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 16, 2020 02:09 AM (9Om/r)

898 Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:08 AM (hHxp2)

Might I suggest, Hank Williams III?

Anyone who has a song called 'You put the Cunt, in Country' could really fit in around here.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (NgKpN)

899 Actually Nő is Hungarian for Woman.

This bi-lingual stuff gets you in trouble.

Posted by: Miklos, singing Muddy Waters' "I'm a Man M-A-N" just to be on the safe side at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (QzkSJ)

900 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:49 AM (lSUAt)

I have no idea who BTH is.
My argument is not petty. Complete threads are
disrupted by mask arguments. They have been going
on for over a month. No one is going to change their
minds

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (SKXSf)

901 Romeo. Please accept my apology for ever comparing you to my brother. You're a fellow Moron, and that's about the highest of praise.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 02:08 AM (QzJWU)

/Salute!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:11 AM (NgKpN)

902 MEEKLOSE.

Eh. Seems like that's probably the source of at least 38.4 percent of your problems in life.

Start pronouncing it different.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 02:11 AM (H5knJ)

903 "What rhymes with Miklos?"

Lean over, dahlin, so I can take a peek-a-those. Thank you, thank you very much.

Posted by: Drink Like Elvis at July 16, 2020 02:12 AM (PnTEh)

904 My argument is not petty. Complete threads are
disrupted by mask arguments. They have been going
on for over a month. No one is going to change their
minds
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (SKXSf)

then, why are you arguing about it?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:12 AM (NgKpN)

905 Complete threads are
disrupted by mask arguments. They have been going
on for over a month. No one is going to change their
minds
Posted by: Braenyard


Not gonna wear a mask.

Might put a sock in it though.

Posted by: Innocent Lil' Miklos at July 16, 2020 02:12 AM (QzkSJ)

906 Grant's quote is truthful.

Especial thanks to those who were here with me in my pain last night.

Hope you all have a bright spot in your life, that's not the train coming down the tunnel.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 16, 2020 02:14 AM (IDhUW)

907 Best way not to have an argument is don't be wrong.

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:14 AM (uEbPt)

908 I'm somewhat down too. Progression. New symptoms. Neuropathy in my fingers. Numb punctuated with sharp pain like a splinter. Numbness and pain are fleeting at this point. It won't be that way forever. So i have that.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 16, 2020 02:14 AM (0OmEj)

909 910 Best way not to have an argument is don't be wrong.
Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:14 AM (uEbPt)

apparently you have never been married.

or are a woman?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (NgKpN)

910 Start pronouncing it different.
Posted by: bear

The "s" in Miklos is pronounced like "sh".

Know anybody else with an "sh" sound in their name?

NOT EASY

Posted by: Miklosh at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (QzkSJ)

911 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 01:49 AM (lSUAt)



I have no idea who BTH is.

My argument is not petty. Complete threads are

disrupted by mask arguments. They have been going

on for over a month. No one is going to change their

minds

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (SKXSf)

not to get into it but i believe BTH upthread said he was not going to vote for a Repub that did not mandate masks. I should check up on that to be sure but that is what I think I read. AOP got into it with you, but that is what we read and thought, at least i did.

The op said something about not voting for Repubs, not something about "I want to wear a mask and you should respect me" So that is what a lot of people thought when you made your comments. I thought, that is not what the original post said.

Can't we all just get along? If someone wants to vote all mask all the time, they have a party that is all in for that at least until the election. It might go the way of the Iraq War like when it went to the back burner when Obama was elected.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (hHxp2)

912 you do well. Yank out Toby Keith and put in Merle, and you have me down. Beer is a freebie, no points awarded but for sure none deducted.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:08 AM (hHxp2)

Beer is a freebie? Where?!

Yeah, I hang my head that I forgot about Merle. I know better.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (sy5kK)

913 I have no idea who BTH is.
My argument is not petty. Complete threads are
disrupted by mask arguments. They have been going
on for over a month. No one is going to change their
minds
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (SKXSf)

Well, learn to deal with it. It is a fundamental assault on personal freedom. The entire official response to the WuFlu has been tinged with insanity. Anyone who buys into that insanity is suspect.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (lSUAt)

914 Complete threads are disrupted by mask arguments. They have been going on for over a month. No one is going to change their minds
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (SKXSf)

then, why are you arguing about it?
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:12 AM (NgKpN)


I don't understand the question.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:16 AM (SKXSf)

915
It's not wrong. The kind of paradigm altering breakthroughs in math and science and engineering are exceedingly hard to come by.

All the technology in your phone has been around for at least 50 years. It's been made better, and cheaper, and more efficient, but nothing completely different in kind than what has gone before.

There is precious little we know about physics now that we haven't known for quite some time. Every breakthrough and advancement we get takes serious study just to get the general idea of why it is important or significant.

We've got the physical universe mapped out pretty damn well at this point, and it would take something on the level of demonstrable access to a parallel universe, significant manipulation of gravity fields, or a practical engineering application of dark matter to really shock the world and kick of a new era of wonder at the universe.

The Age of Discovery is over, and we're left with a bunch of government funded boffins poking around the edges of What We Know.

The only "frontier" the youth of today have to face is inward....

and it ain't like we haven't spent the last few thousands of years plowing the same damn fields over and over there, either.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 15, 2020 10:58 PM (6FeV1)


This is mostly horseshit but another point needs to be made and it's called Godlessness.

The young need to first off explore the realm of the spirit. Without God, life becomes increasingly empty.

Posted by: Sooner - White Blue-eyed Debil at July 16, 2020 02:16 AM (Fs5vw)

916 Those Torpex picks are a blast.

Posted by: Miklos
-------
Heh.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 02:16 AM (ELgVT)

917 You are in my prayers Lousagirl. That's a shitty situation.

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:16 AM (uEbPt)

918
Well, learn to deal with it. It is a fundamental assault on personal freedom. The entire official response to the WuFlu has been tinged with insanity. Anyone who buys into that insanity is suspect.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (lSUAt)

Balderdash.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:17 AM (SKXSf)

919 Yeah, I hang my head that I forgot about Merle. I know better.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (sy5kK)

for sure if you are from CA. We will let it go though.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:17 AM (hHxp2)

920 MEEKLOSE.



Hold Meeklose, be mine tonight




Thank you very much

Posted by: Elvis Like You've Never Seen Him! at July 16, 2020 02:18 AM (QzkSJ)

921 Banana Splits Guy. Not a person whose style you should emulate if you want to be taken seriously.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 02:18 AM (H5knJ)

922
The "s" in Miklos is pronounced like "sh".

Know anybody else with an "sh" sound in their name?

NOT EASY
Posted by: Miklosh at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (QzkSJ)


My tongue is so tied up right now after trying to follow tonight's instructions how to pronounce Miklos, that I need to pour another bourbon to fix it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:18 AM (sy5kK)

923 917 Complete threads are disrupted by mask arguments. They have been going on for over a month. No one is going to change their minds
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:10 AM (SKXSf)

then, why are you arguing about it?
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:12 AM (NgKpN)


I don't understand the question.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:16 AM (SKXSf)

this entire thing would have died, in about 2 posts.

But YOU had to argue with those who did not agree with Boulder Hobo.

thus, perpetuating the very argument you now say you were against?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:19 AM (NgKpN)

924 895 I have to have surgery and I gotta admit I am terrified by going to a hospital especially now because my hubby cannot visit, and I feel so guilty about this stupid bs
especially because so many lovely older people had to die alone during this Covid hoax.
----
Sorry to hear of your fear and guilt. May God Himself ease your fear and take fro your the damaging effects of faith. Peace be with you.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 16, 2020 02:19 AM (IDhUW)

925 Our betters will eventually have to pay for the suffering they have intentionally inflicted on us. I don't wanna be there when that bill comes due.

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:20 AM (uEbPt)

926 Yeah, I hang my head that I forgot about Merle. I know better.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


Well, we'll get drunk and come get you from the prison in the pickup truck.

Unless it's raining.

Posted by: Miklos likes both kinds, Country AND Weastern at July 16, 2020 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

927 928 Our betters will eventually have to pay for the suffering they have intentionally inflicted on us. I don't wanna be there when that bill comes due.
Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:20 AM (uEbPt)

I'm a vindictive bastard.

I do.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:21 AM (NgKpN)

928 But YOU had to argue with those who did not agree with Boulder Hobo.



thus, perpetuating the very argument you now say you were against?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:19 AM (NgKpN)

letting people have their say and then letting it go is a good way to not get into crazy arguments around here. I have never had a serious argument here and that has been a lesson.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:21 AM (hHxp2)

929 The "s" in Miklos is pronounced like "sh".
Know anybody else with an "sh" sound in their name?
NOT EASY
Posted by: Miklosh at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (QzkSJ)

Just some dude named Yeshua

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:21 AM (uEbPt)

930 Does someone play guitar with a quarter? Brian May used a six-pence. I've tried it, but it is unpleasant.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 02:22 AM (LxTcq)

931 Here lies Miklos

We will miss him

That's his sister

Take a look at those

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 02:22 AM (QLf0x)

932 letting people have their say and then letting it go is a good way to not get into crazy arguments around here. I have never had a serious argument here and that has been a lesson.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:21 AM (hHxp2)

Crossbows.!!!!

Nuff said!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (NgKpN)

933 Left Coast.


Make it to the Texas Mo Meet.

Let's see if you survive the Bourbon Hospitality, there.

To be sure, this is only after we safely case the 100s of firearms which where safely deployed throughout the day.

I'm not certain, but I'm recalling last year in my mind, and I'm thinking that something around the scale of +15,000 rounds went downrange by around 5 p.m.

And then the food and bourbon were served, and it was Glorious.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (QzJWU)

934 Can't we all just get along? If someone wants to vote all mask all the time, they have a party that is all in for that at least until the election. It might go the way of the Iraq War like when it went to the back burner when Obama was elected.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (hHxp2)


Yes, I see that. With so many important things going on I'm sick of seeing every thread turn into a mask thread. The vitriol and the angry distraction is not productive.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (SKXSf)

935 Samantha Fish Band -- Bitch On The Run

https://youtu.be/yHGKgKChPqA

Pretty damn good rock from a 3 piece band.

Posted by: GnuBreed - Z4rgH at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (Z4rgH)

936 I'm a vindictive bastard.
I do.
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:21 AM (NgKpN)

Just saying you may wanna watch that shit on the TV or listen in via ham radio.

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (uEbPt)

937 Just some dude named Yeshua
Posted by: ...


I was just joshing

Posted by: Miklos will also have confusion solving Bourbon at July 16, 2020 02:24 AM (QzkSJ)

938 Im out. Night horde.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 16, 2020 02:25 AM (0OmEj)

939 Yes, I see that. With so many important things going on I'm sick of seeing every thread turn into a mask thread. The vitriol and the angry distraction is not productive.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (SKXSf)

So what's your position on carrots in chili?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:25 AM (lSUAt)

940
for sure if you are from CA. We will let it go though.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:17 AM (hHxp2)

Not Cali, rather the Soviet of Washington.


But from the East coast, we all look alike.

I don't take it personally, or I would have stroked out many years ago.


Merle was the creator/original founder of the Bakersfield sound, correct? And Buck Owens.

I always liked that shade of country growing up.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:25 AM (sy5kK)

941
That's his sister

Take a look at those
Posted by: eleven


*glares*

Posted by: tiny little Ben Shapiro, Abigail's less well endowed brother at July 16, 2020 02:26 AM (QzkSJ)

942 Lousagirl and braenyard, thanks.
And I gotta call it a night. Thanks everyone for the chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 16, 2020 02:26 AM (L2ZTs)

943 38 Samantha Fish Band -- Bitch On The Run

https://youtu.be/yHGKgKChPqA

Pretty damn good rock from a 3 piece band.
Posted by: GnuBreed - Z4rgH at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (Z4rgH)

NIce!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:27 AM (NgKpN)

944 It really is distracting that people keep talking about something that the government is currently forcing them to do. What a bunch of twats we are.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 02:27 AM (H5knJ)

945 So what's your position on carrots in chili?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I swear I just heard the sound of bayonets being fixed

Posted by: Miklos, almost asleep at July 16, 2020 02:27 AM (QzkSJ)

946 I've always wondered about Miklos' name.

My kl osh? Is it?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 16, 2020 02:29 AM (IDhUW)

947 947 It really is distracting that people keep talking about something that the government is currently forcing them to do. What a bunch of twats we are.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 02:27 AM (H5knJ)

Yeah, that whole Constitutional Rights thing was so last Millenium!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:29 AM (NgKpN)

948 So what's your position on carrots in chili?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:25 AM (lSUAt)


Never had carrots in my chili. I might taste someone else's chili with carrots but i wouldn't make it that way.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:30 AM (SKXSf)

949 I was just joshing
Posted by: Miklos will also have confusion solving Bourbon at July 16, 2020 02:24 AM (QzkSJ)

I exshpect nothing lesh.

Posted by: Son Connery at July 16, 2020 02:30 AM (uEbPt)

950 So what's your position on carrots in chili?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Maryann with a crossbow, hardwood in short shorts and a halter top.

What do I win?

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 02:30 AM (1YlHz)

951 Yes, I see that. With so many important things going
on I'm sick of seeing every thread turn into a mask thread. The vitriol
and the angry distraction is not productive.





Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (SKXSf)

I can only give you my honest opinion, that is pretty much all I have. To me it seemed like you were defending the guy calling out Repubs who did not enforce mask mandates. I learned very early that it is best to quote what you are responding to just to be clear.

It shows we really don't have a full answer here. I know what i do but it is not a prescription for others. I have a kerchief I only wear in stores that mandate it or I pull it up in a closed area if others are wearing masks. I do that out of respect for them, or simply as to no alarm them. Any other time, i wear no mask. It has been what four months now? I see kids that look like astronauts. This is not healthy for a society. Maybe it is the right thing to do, but I have my doubts. Anyway, To each his own.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:30 AM (hHxp2)

952 Pretty damn good rock from a 3 piece band.
Posted by: GnuBreed - Z4rgH at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (Z4rgH)

NIce!
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:27 AM (NgKpN)

Sounds like some real '70's rock. I hear a little Zeppelin influence.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:31 AM (lSUAt)

953 948 So what's your position on carrots in chili?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I swear I just heard the sound of bayonets being fixed
Posted by: Miklos, almost asleep at July 16, 2020 02:27 AM (QzkSJ)

Blessed is he who puts Carrots in his stew, for he is one who has been touched by God,

But Woe unto him who puts Carrots in Chile, for that is an abomination is the eyes of the Lord, and he shall be cast down into the pits of hell, where he shall be punished with eternal indigestion!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:32 AM (NgKpN)

954 My kl osh? Is it?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Mee-klosh

Posted by: Miklos, Hungarian for Nicholas at July 16, 2020 02:32 AM (QzkSJ)

955 948 So what's your position on carrots in chili?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I'll allow it.

Posted by: Hawaiian District Judge at July 16, 2020 02:33 AM (e1mEI)

956 and guilt. May God Himself ease your fear and take fro your the damaging effects of faith
---
???????
What! Sorry!

Damaging effects of guilt.

Better just lurk tonight.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 16, 2020 02:33 AM (IDhUW)

957 936 Left Coast.


Make it to the Texas Mo Meet.

Let's see if you survive the Bourbon Hospitality, there.

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

Thanks for the invite, Jim. I'm thinking about it, although finances stand in the way.

That is NOT a no, mind you. Just an extra level of creativity is needed. And a wee bit of luck to have a couple of things break my way.

But no, probably won't survive the Bourbon Hospitality, but I've never let it stop me yet.

Is the town Corsicana?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:33 AM (sy5kK)

958 953 So what's your position on carrots in chili?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Maryann with a crossbow, hardwood in short shorts and a halter top.

What do I win?
Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 02:30 AM (1YlHz)

Can I get a side order of 7 of 9?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:34 AM (NgKpN)

959 who has room for carrots, when you add in the kidney beans, canned tomatoes and corn, carrots are overkill.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:35 AM (hHxp2)

960 Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:30 AM (hHxp2)

I was defending BTH from being called names.
I thought it was inflammatory and unnecessary.
I agree that BTH is taking an aggressive position on wearing masks but he has been here a long time in good sted and I think he deserves so slack for that reason.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:36 AM (SKXSf)

961
Mee-klosh
------
Very helpful - I thought it was mike los. Sorry good sir.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 16, 2020 02:36 AM (IDhUW)

962 OK, out folks.

Night all.

Be more Free, tomorrow!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:37 AM (NgKpN)

963 932 The "s" in Miklos is pronounced like "sh".
Know anybody else with an "sh" sound in their name?
NOT EASY
Posted by: Miklosh at July 16, 2020 02:15 AM (QzkSJ)

Like Budapes[h]t

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 02:38 AM (BRkq2)

964 Everyone deserves slack until they start directly Insulting everybody here on a daily basis without end.

Posted by: ... at July 16, 2020 02:39 AM (uEbPt)

965 938 Samantha Fish Band -- Bitch On The Run

https://youtu.be/yHGKgKChPqA

Pretty damn good rock from a 3 piece band.
Posted by: GnuBreed - Z4rgH at July 16, 2020 02:23 AM (Z4rgH)


Samantha Fish.

Yes.

Makes me happy the younger generation has something to live for.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:39 AM (sy5kK)

966 NIce!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:27 AM (NgKpN)


Yup. I never heard of her before, but it was a utube suggestion, and the video has nearly 3.5 million views.

Her voice isn't special, but her guitar work is solid, and the band is tight. I'll be checking out more of her tunes.

Posted by: GnuBreed - Z4rgH at July 16, 2020 02:39 AM (Z4rgH)

967 Hopefully the mask/ no mask argument will become a crossbow /longbow argument soon. Something to laugh over and posture over and not be an emotional barroom brawl.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 16, 2020 02:40 AM (IDhUW)

968 Like Budapes[h]t
Posted by: Daybreak


They're under the wire


THEY'RE UNDER THE LINGUISTIC WIRE!!!

Posted by: Miklos, retreating to the Fisherman's Bastion at July 16, 2020 02:40 AM (QzkSJ)

969 Right, and no one agrees with you that "Karen" is inflammatory.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 02:40 AM (H5knJ)

970 who has room for carrots, when you add in the kidney beans, canned tomatoes and corn, carrots are overkill.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:35 AM (hHxp2)

You know, just out of scientific curiosity, I made chili a few nights ago with ground beef, canned spaghetti sauce, and "5-bean medley", and added two big spoonfuls of chunky peanut butter. I mean, there's a hot peanut sauce in Thai cuisine, right?

End result: the chili tasted OK. I have made better, but it was not awful. I don't think I will do it again, simply because it really didn't add anything.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:40 AM (lSUAt)

971 Everyone deserves slack until they start directly Insulting everybody here on a daily basis without end.
Posted by: ...


"everybody"?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking he's probably in the clear at July 16, 2020 02:41 AM (QzkSJ)

972 'Night, qdp!

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:41 AM (oZuI0)

973 *SIGH*

I think I need to save my puns for the Book Thread.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:42 AM (oZuI0)

974 ..Is the town Corsicana?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:33 AM (sy5kK)




Indeed, it is. Drop me a line as to your hurdles against attending.

Not all hurdles are insurmountable.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 02:42 AM (QzJWU)

975 Can I get a side order of 7 of 9?

Posted by: Romeo13



Granted.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 16, 2020 02:43 AM (1YlHz)

976
Can I get a side order of 7 of 9?
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 16, 2020 02:34 AM (NgKpN)


I believe that 7 of 9 is the main course only, not a side dish.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:43 AM (sy5kK)

977 LOL to all tonight, and peace for those suffering--IG, Lousagirl and those dealing with chemo--Asheville Robert and Chavez

I am so sorely tempted but will stay mum and not go into the breach waving a mask or not.

Sweetest of dreams horde. as always interesting chat and now I know some basic Hungarian, Miklos

Posted by: groovygirl at July 16, 2020 02:43 AM (Aijrp)

978 "everybody"?
Posted by: Miklos, thinking he's probably in the clear at July 16, 2020 02:41 AM (QzkSJ)

Shake your bodyyyyy!

Posted by: Backstreet Boys at July 16, 2020 02:43 AM (oZuI0)

979 I was defending BTH from being called names.

I thought it was inflammatory and unnecessary.

I agree that BTH is taking an aggressive position on wearing masks
but he has been here a long time in good sted and I think he deserves so
slack for that reason.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:36 AM (SKXSf)

understood, and I am no arbiter. I need to look it up but i think the thing that grated was calling out Repubs. I don't claim to be an old salt here. I always said I was passing through on my way to Australia. But this is a pretty Repub/conserve sight. A comment like that is going to get a brush back.

I think you both said your piece on it. We all have had different experiences. I will let you in on something. I am mostly alone. My point with that is I can only go with my experiences and those that I speak with. I have a serious suspicion I had this thing back in February, sans the fever, I never get fevers.

I get that people have differing views and they can be very personal. My only suggestion, and it is just a suggestion, is that you said your piece on it, no reason to burn bridges. AOP seems to have let it go. I am not taking sides other than the idea that the GOP are wrong if they don't keep up the protocols. And what happened to social distancing? I see people with no masks doing that all the time and i believe that is considered to be the number one advisement.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:44 AM (hHxp2)

980 I'm to the snoozer, y'all.


Hasta la Nite Nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 16, 2020 02:44 AM (QzJWU)

981 Posted by: Miklos, retreating to the Fisherman's Bastion at July 16, 2020 02:40 AM (QzkSJ)

I've been there a couple of times.

Posted by: Daybreak, minding his own business in Buda Castle at July 16, 2020 02:45 AM (BRkq2)

982 Right, and no one agrees with you that "Karen" is inflammatory.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical


If my name were Karen, I would be pissed.

Then again, I would be a girl, and would have to piss RIGHT NOW

Posted by: Miklos, thinking late night thinkthoughts at July 16, 2020 02:45 AM (QzkSJ)

983 Kestrel, I haven't seen you here for a long time, I have been sporadic myself. I am sorry that you are facing challenges, prayers are ascending. Lousagirl, you will be fine, I have two friends who recently underwent elective surgery without a hitch ( I am not certain if yours is of a more serious nature) prayers that all will be well for you too. AOP, I loved that song by Cookie and his Cupcakes! Goodnight Horde.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 16, 2020 02:47 AM (a4EWo)

984 Peanut butter in soup is also common for an African flavor ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:47 AM (LPnfS)

985 996
Sheila?

Posted by: Akua Makana at July 16, 2020 02:48 AM (M8fx/)

986 Night, Debby! I am off to the snoozer, too. Be well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:48 AM (lSUAt)

987 On the other hand, if your name was Karen, there'd be words that rhymed with it. So you'd have that going for you.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 16, 2020 02:48 AM (H5knJ)

988 *SIGH*

I think I need to save my puns for the Book Thread.
Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:42 AM (oZuI0)


A man's word should be binding ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:49 AM (LPnfS)

989
I've been there a couple of times.
Posted by: Daybreak


The Hilton used to have a bar/disco inside one part.

It looked like the inside of Jeannies' Bottle from I Dream of Jeannie.

Posted by: Miklos, haven't been picked up there in years at July 16, 2020 02:49 AM (QzkSJ)

990 Peanut butter in soup is also common for an African flavor ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:47 AM (LPnfS)

I did not know that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (lSUAt)

991
'sh'?

Vishnu.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (AytXr)

992 I think I need to save my puns for the Book Thread.
Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:42 AM (oZuI0)

A man's word should be binding ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic

Show some spine.

Posted by: Miklos, Kindle Version at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (QzkSJ)

993 Hi Debbie, thanks for the shout out and prayers. Peace be with you.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (IDhUW)

994
We're nearly at 1000 posts.

How the hell did that happen?

Or do we just take it and whistle on by?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:51 AM (sy5kK)

995 Vishnu.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Give me a sec to get my arms around that.

Posted by: Miklosavad Gita at July 16, 2020 02:52 AM (QzkSJ)

996 995 I think I need to save my puns for the Book Thread.
Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:42 AM (oZuI0)

A man's word should be binding ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic

Show some spine.
Posted by: Miklos, Kindle Version at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (QzkSJ)

I'll take a page out of that advice.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:53 AM (sy5kK)

997 Peanut butter in soup is also common for an African flavor ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:47 AM (LPnfS)



I did not know that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (lSUAt)

George Washington loved peanut butter soup.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:53 AM (hHxp2)

998
Give me a sec to get my arms around that.
Posted by: Miklosavad Gita
--------

*give Miklos the cold shoulders*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 02:54 AM (ELgVT)

999 You're going say "goulash" is under the wire. I just know it.

Posted by: Daybreak, minding his own business in Buda Castle at July 16, 2020 02:55 AM (BRkq2)

1000 https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe
/73090/african-peanut-soup/

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:56 AM (LPnfS)

1001 It's square as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 02:56 AM (SKXSf)

1002 1000 Peanut butter in soup is also common for an African flavor ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:47 AM (LPnfS)



I did not know that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (lSUAt)

George Washington loved peanut butter soup.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:53 AM (hHxp2)


The things I learn here.

Don't ever change, morons!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:56 AM (sy5kK)

1003 I think I need to save my puns for the Book Thread.
Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:42 AM (oZuI0)

A man's word should be binding ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic

Show some spine.
Posted by: Miklos, Kindle Version at July 16, 2020 02:50 AM (QzkSJ)

I'll take a page out of that advice.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
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Place your signature here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2020 02:56 AM (ELgVT)

1004 Nice to see you all still chatting at this hour.....and a Navy ship is STILL burning in San Diego.

Posted by: The Nightwatch at July 16, 2020 02:57 AM (u1WYs)

1005 On the other hand, if your name was Karen, there'd be words that rhymed with it. So you'd have that going for you.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical


The worst actual name I have ever seen or heard was in Hungary. It seems Slav/German, but is an Actual Name in Hungary.

Szakasitsz

("sz is pronounced like "s")
("s" is pronounced like "sh")

Posted by: Miklos, reasons to be cheerful one two three at July 16, 2020 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

1006 Unpossible because peanuts were invented by ____________.

Posted by: Larned n sosal studees at July 16, 2020 02:58 AM (BRkq2)

1007 A man's word should be binding ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 02:49 AM (LPnfS)

--My puns are not foreword enough for this crowd.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 02:58 AM (oZuI0)

1008 George Washington loved peanut butter soup.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:53 AM (hHxp2)





The things I learn here.



Don't ever change, morons!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 02:56 AM (sy5kK)'technically they called it peanut soup.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 03:00 AM (hHxp2)

1009 1007 Nice to see you all still chatting at this hour.....and a Navy ship is STILL burning in San Diego.

Posted by: The Nightwatch at July 16, 2020 02:57 AM (u1WYs)



I chuckled, until I didn't.

What a waste of a fine ship.

Only the bourbon is keeping me from going postal right now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 03:00 AM (sy5kK)

1010 It seems like Boulder Toilet Hobo is going AmishDude on us.

I was way to nice to that guy when he was shitting on us on his way out.

I'll just leave it at that.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 03:00 AM (QLf0x)

1011 Posted by: Miklos, reasons to be cheerful one two three at July 16, 2020 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

At least it doesn't start with a "T"

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 03:01 AM (BRkq2)

1012 --My puns are not foreword enough for this crowd.

Posted by: logprof

Noted.

Posted by: Miklos, (ed.) at July 16, 2020 03:01 AM (QzkSJ)

1013
Another federal execution is about to occur. Ive been reading the comments of reporters in Terre Haute. They are pissed that this has dragged on for so long - again. Who's fault is that? And get use to it. Another execution is scheduled for Friday & the anti dp crowd will be making the same frivolous appeals.

I wonder how RBG stays awake for this?

Posted by: MHK at July 16, 2020 03:01 AM (iQIUe)

1014 Top 2000!

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 03:02 AM (QLf0x)

1015
Szakasitsz

("sz is pronounced like "s")
("s" is pronounced like "sh")
Posted by: Miklos, reasons to be cheerful one two three at July 16, 2020 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

sack a shits?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 03:02 AM (sy5kK)

1016 1013 It seems like Boulder Toilet Hobo is going AmishDude on us.

I was way to nice to that guy when he was shitting on us on his way out.

I'll just leave it at that.
Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 03:00 AM (QLf0x)

--??????

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:02 AM (oZuI0)

1017 Going to take a lot of work to make that ship seaworthy. Those pics were horrible.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 03:03 AM (SKXSf)

1018 I used to be addicted to PB&J sammies with a large glass of moo when I had trouble sleeping....(better than Xanax)

then last year, started waking up at like 4:30 AM with gastric acid all the way up my throat ( the jelly no doubt)

had to give em up.....sigh

Posted by: The Nightwatch at July 16, 2020 03:03 AM (u1WYs)

1019 Noted.
Posted by: Miklos, (ed.) at July 16, 2020 03:01 AM (QzkSJ)

Ibid.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:04 AM (oZuI0)

1020 --??????
Posted by: logprof


Do you not remember AmishDude?

Eh. Maybe I'm the only one.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 03:04 AM (QLf0x)

1021 A Rolaids is a pre-bed ritual.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 16, 2020 03:04 AM (SKXSf)

1022 sack a shits?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


Indeed

Posted by: Miklos, rather more fortunate in choice of ancestors at July 16, 2020 03:05 AM (QzkSJ)

1023
Hello all.

Peanut soup is good.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 16, 2020 03:05 AM (G51Gf)

1024 Ibid.

Posted by: logprof


Please log in.

Posted by: Ebay at July 16, 2020 03:06 AM (QzkSJ)

1025 Do you not remember AmishDude?

Eh. Maybe I'm the only one.
Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 03:04 AM (QLf0x)

--I recall him (but not how he left), but WTH with bth?

bth seems sane to me.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:06 AM (oZuI0)

1026 Do you not remember AmishDude?

Eh. Maybe I'm the only one.
Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 03:04 AM (QLf0x)

--I recall him (but not how he left), but WTH with bth?

bth seems sane to me.
Posted by: logprof


The sudden transition seems to me identical.

Posted by: eleven at July 16, 2020 03:07 AM (QLf0x)

1027 1025 sack a shits?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


Indeed
Posted by: Miklos, rather more fortunate in choice of ancestors at July 16, 2020 03:05 AM (QzkSJ)

OK then!

Think I'm ready to apply at Lionbridge to be a translator!

And can you be always available by text?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 03:08 AM (sy5kK)

1028 the anti dp crowd will be making the same frivolous appeals....
Posted by: MHK at July 16, 2020 03:01 AM (iQIUe)


Pass a law that capital punishment must employ the exact same methods as abortion and must be performed in the first trimester after sentencing. Problem solved.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 03:08 AM (BRkq2)

1029 A Rolaids is a pre-bed ritual.
Posted by: Braenyard

Give her two

*wink*

Posted by: Miklos, unlicensed lifestyle advisor at July 16, 2020 03:08 AM (QzkSJ)

1030 Noted.
Posted by: Miklos, (ed.) at July 16, 2020 03:01 AM (QzkSJ)

Ibid.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:04 AM (oZuI0)


Quite the font of humor, you two ...

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 03:09 AM (LPnfS)

1031 Please log in.
Posted by: Ebay at July 16, 2020 03:06 AM (QzkSJ)

Fuck you, Ebay.

Do you not know I'm the most cited author in history?

Posted by: Ibid. at July 16, 2020 03:09 AM (oZuI0)

1032 Jealous.

Posted by: op. cit. at July 16, 2020 03:10 AM (BRkq2)

1033 And can you be always available by text?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Ha!

I've done movie subtitles that way.

Posted by: Miklos, not having a failure to communicate over here , Boss at July 16, 2020 03:11 AM (QzkSJ)

1034 Mornin'

(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 16, 2020 03:11 AM (J+YMi)

1035 Jealous.
Posted by: op. cit.

This could go on ad infinitum.

Posted by: Miklosius Caroliniensis at July 16, 2020 03:12 AM (QzkSJ)

1036
who has room for carrots, when you add in the kidney beans, canned tomatoes and corn, carrots are overkill.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:35 AM (hHxp2)



You know, just out of scientific curiosity, I made chili a few
nights ago with ground beef, canned spaghetti sauce, and "5-bean
medley", and added two big spoonfuls of chunky peanut butter. I mean,
there's a hot peanut sauce in Thai cuisine, right?



End result: the chili tasted OK. I have made better, but it was not
awful. I don't think I will do it again, simply because it really didn't
add anything.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 16, 2020 02:40 AM (lSUAt)

The Thai peanut butter sauce thing never appealed to me. I am sure it makes sense in their culture and cuisine. It is likely about getting protein and making use of what you have.

the cool thing about experimenting with cooking is we usually like the things we make ourselves. That is not always the case, but we normally give ourselves the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 03:12 AM (hHxp2)

1037 1037 Mornin'

(sips coffee)
Posted by: Puddleglum at July 16, 2020 03:11 AM (J+YMi)

--Morning back atcha.

*SIGH*

Any Tech football to talk about?

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:13 AM (oZuI0)

1038 The Thai peanut butter sauce thing never appealed to me. I am sure it makes sense in their culture and cuisine. It is likely about getting protein and making use of what you have.

the cool thing about experimenting with cooking is we usually like the things we make ourselves. That is not always the case, but we normally give ourselves the benefit of the doubt.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 03:12 AM (hHxp2)

Agree.

who has room for carrots, when you add in the kidney beans, canned tomatoes and corn, carrots are overkill.
Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 02:35 AM (hHxp2)

No corn in chili!!!! Fight me!

Posted by: op. cit. at July 16, 2020 03:14 AM (BRkq2)

1039 Quite the font of humor, you two ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic

Arial jokester, huh?

Posted by: Miklosius Caroliniensis at July 16, 2020 03:15 AM (QzkSJ)

1040 Now matter how bad my days have been as of late.

I can still find good back and forth zinging, drinking, witty repartee, solid political observations,( in these times so essential) , and the occasional (needed) ass kicking here.

Never die Horde. Please never die.

Nightwatch out

Posted by: The Nightwatch at July 16, 2020 03:16 AM (u1WYs)

1041 Quite the font of humor, you two ...
Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at July 16, 2020 03:09 AM (LPnfS)

--I've been captured by foraging Turabian barbarians. . . .

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:16 AM (oZuI0)

1042 1040: With everything that is going on, I haven't really paid much attention this year. The CF season is creeping up, assuming there will be a season.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 16, 2020 03:17 AM (J+YMi)

1043

Somehow, Wednesday has successfully turned into Thursday, for the Contiguous 48, anyway.

Alaska is close, and Hawaii is only another hour past that.

I'm going to call it a win, and retire.


I would say that you are all great, but you already know that.

I hate being redundant. Except when talking the Founding Fathers and the Constitution. Could go on for hours with these topics.

You all take care, and I wish things go well for each of you.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 16, 2020 03:17 AM (sy5kK)

1044 One place I always wanted to see and never have was the Badlands

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 03:17 AM (6f16T)

1045 I've been captured by foraging Turabian barbarians. . . .
Posted by: logprof


Cossacks.


Turabian Cossacks.

Posted by: Miklos, fully Chicago and AMA compliant at July 16, 2020 03:19 AM (QzkSJ)

1046 1045 1040: With everything that is going on, I haven't really paid much attention this year. The CF season is creeping up, assuming there will be a season.
Posted by: Puddleglum at July 16, 2020 03:17 AM (J+YMi)

--ACC has already declared only in-conference games. (Notre Dame remains a special case.)

Sucks, but at east for the time being 'Hoos-Hokies is still on.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:20 AM (oZuI0)

1047 No Szakasitsz in chili.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 03:21 AM (BRkq2)

1048 Carrots. yes.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 16, 2020 03:21 AM (BRkq2)

1049
Does someone play guitar with a quarter? Brian May used a six-pence. I've tried it, but it is unpleasant.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 02:22 AM (LxTcq)

I tried it just for shits and giggles. Pennies, dimes, nickle, etc. They really screw up the strings, that I can tell you.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 16, 2020 03:22 AM (9Om/r)

1050 One place I always wanted to see and never have was the Badlands
Posted by: Skip

I guess it must not be all that Bad.

Posted by: Miklos on $15 a Day at July 16, 2020 03:22 AM (QzkSJ)

1051 1047 One place I always wanted to see and never have was the Badlands
Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 03:17 AM (6f16T)

--TR National park counts.

Been there, and it is austerely beautiful.

Get thee to Medora, and enjoy the Medora Musical and the Pitchfork Fondue. Absolutely 100% pure Americana, unconverged.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:23 AM (oZuI0)

1052 Hello all.



Peanut soup is good.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 16, 2020 03:05 AM (G51Gf)


yeah just make sure you say the name slow. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 16, 2020 03:27 AM (9Om/r)

1053 Turabian Cossacks.
Posted by: Miklos, fully Chicago and AMA compliant at July 16, 2020 03:19 AM (QzkSJ)

--Oh Miklos, I think you'll like at least some aspects of my novel, if not the story itself. You'll geek out for sure.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:27 AM (oZuI0)

1054 Well, we'll get drunk and come get you from the prison in the pickup truck.

Unless it's raining.

Posted by: Miklos likes both kinds, Country AND Weastern at July 16, 2020 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

You don't have to call me Merle Haggard......anymore

Posted by: David Allen Coe at July 16, 2020 03:28 AM (Z7toj)

1055 I think you'll like at least some aspects of my novel, if not the story itself. You'll geek out for sure.
Posted by: logprof


Cool!

I even have special Geek Glasses!

Posted by: Miklos, remindin gself to get more electrical tape for glasses repair at July 16, 2020 03:29 AM (QzkSJ)

1056 Peanut soup is good.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia


We are talking Last Five Dollars on the EBT Cuisine, aren't we?

Posted by: Miklos, a price sensitive consumer at July 16, 2020 03:32 AM (QzkSJ)

1057 As I have the floor, I would like to revise and extend my "remarks".

I ask Rep. Tulsi to assist with the extension part.

Posted by: Sen. Miklos "Fritz" Hollings-Claghorn at July 16, 2020 03:36 AM (QzkSJ)

1058 And another thing

Posted by: Andy "Miklos" Rooney, who got paid more for less at July 16, 2020 03:37 AM (QzkSJ)

1059 I surrender, I'm getting up

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 03:39 AM (6f16T)

1060 These are the times that try men's souls.


But if you get souls from Amazon Prime, they arrive within two days and you can return them for FREE

Posted by: the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-Miklos at July 16, 2020 03:41 AM (QzkSJ)

1061 Cool!

I even have special Geek Glasses!
Posted by: Miklos, remindin gself to get more electrical tape for glasses repair at July 16, 2020 03:29 AM (QzkSJ)

--Toss them.

True geeks don't need them!

Some day, you, I, and bth will meet at a momee, and something awesome will happen . . . like a new themed Thread will be started.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:42 AM (oZuI0)

1062 Some day, you, I, and bth will meet at a momee, and something awesome will happen . . . like a new themed Thread will be started.
Posted by: logprof


Or maybe a poem...

That would be EPIC!

Posted by: Miklosodysseus at July 16, 2020 03:44 AM (QzkSJ)

1063 Or maybe a poem...

That would be EPIC!
Posted by: Miklosodysseus at July 16, 2020 03:44 AM (QzkSJ)

--Well, at least it would be etic.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:46 AM (oZuI0)

1064
We are talking Last Five Dollars on the EBT Cuisine, aren't we?
Posted by: Miklos, a price sensitive consumer

=======

I had it home-made by someone, in a town so small I can't remember its name, in Georgia . . . or maybe Alabama . . . or maybe it was Tennessee.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 16, 2020 03:47 AM (G51Gf)

1065 the best is from Virginia. Try Mt. Vernon or Williamsburg.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 03:50 AM (hHxp2)

1066 That NYC police chief who knelt with protesters has been injured. I'm going to work on my shocked-face.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 03:52 AM (LxTcq)

1067 1069 That NYC police chief who knelt with protesters has been injured. I'm going to work on my shocked-face.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 03:52 AM (LxTcq)

--Lie with dogs, wake up with fleas.

Fuckin' yankees never get it.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 03:54 AM (oZuI0)

1068 adam carolla should remember what happened to lenny bruce and mort sahl.

Posted by: exodus 21:22-25 at July 16, 2020 03:55 AM (cPwd3)

1069 Can you put jelly in peanut butter soup?

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 03:55 AM (6f16T)

1070 Well, at least it would be etic.
Posted by: logprof

Hopefully not emetic.

Posted by: Miklos, Singing of Arms and the Man at July 16, 2020 03:58 AM (QzkSJ)

1071 Well, I have these two (2) untested My Pillows.

I think I'll take them for a drive.

Posted by: Miklos, WHO DOES NOT SNORE-those stories are ALL LIES at July 16, 2020 04:00 AM (QzkSJ)

1072 I like my My Pillow

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 04:02 AM (6f16T)

1073 1073 Well, at least it would be etic.
Posted by: logprof

Hopefully not emetic.
Posted by: Miklos, Singing of Arms and the Man at July 16, 2020 03:58 AM (QzkSJ)

--Emic is better.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 04:05 AM (oZuI0)

1074 I admit it, I'm a pillow snob. Gotta be down.

Mornin' all

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 16, 2020 04:07 AM (iiS8Y)

1075 1077 Gotta be down.


Posted by: My life is insanity at July 16, 2020 04:07 AM (iiS8Y)


Thaaaaaat's what she said!

Posted by: Michael Scott at July 16, 2020 04:09 AM (oZuI0)

1076 I admit it, I'm a pillow snob. Gotta be down.

Mornin' all
Posted by: My life is insanity

"Get down, get down!"

Posted by: JT at July 16, 2020 04:12 AM (arJlL)

1077 Hiya kid !

Posted by: JT at July 16, 2020 04:12 AM (arJlL)

1078 Mornin', JT

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 16, 2020 04:14 AM (iiS8Y)

1079 I'm pillow estranged, and tired

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 04:15 AM (6f16T)

1080 Crazy day, wonderful post.

Posted by: Summer of Love at July 16, 2020 04:16 AM (FJrl0)

1081 Monmouth poll: 57% of Pennsylvania voters think there are secret Trump voters.

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 04:16 AM (6f16T)

1082 I take my pillow with me when I go to mom's on the weekends.

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 16, 2020 04:17 AM (iiS8Y)

1083 I'm hearing more and more people being vocally supportive of Trump. People who say they've had enough of the BS

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 16, 2020 04:20 AM (iiS8Y)

1084 Okay, as if we've piled on the BLM bullshit enough here . . .

The Brionna Taylor case . . .

WTF does that have to do with BLM?

That's an instance of police fuckery and asshattery, plain and simple, but what is the racial angle, other than the coincidental makeup of police and victim?

So far, it looks like justice is being meted out properly to the Officers Cock Knuckles and Dicklock, but am I a moron for failing to see the raciss implications???

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 04:23 AM (oZuI0)

1085 Oh, this is good:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/open-borders-biden-daniel-greenfield/

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 04:27 AM (oZuI0)

1086 I like My pillow, it is a good product. I believe they have a ten year warranty or something similar. They are not indestructable mind you. I was losing filling every night. I learned it wont go away on its own. I hand sewed that thing and it is find now, just smaller lol.

I bought a pillow from TJ Maxx or some such place made with bamboo fibers or whatever. It is just a good really, it is in the rota with My Pillow.

The pillow purchase I regret was that tv pillow from the Orient made with buckwheat husks. Man, that thing was a joke really. I loved there commercial though, it was very clever. They dropped a lead weight on a tube filled with down to prove down offered no support. Then they dropped the weight on a tube of buckwheat husks and the weight was stopped. They could have dropped the weight on concrete or a tube foll of dime washers and you would have had the same effect. It was clever marketing though.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 04:28 AM (hHxp2)

1087 Monmouth poll: 57% of Pennsylvania voters think there are secret Trump voters.

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 04:16 AM (6f16T)

I never saw so many permanent Trump signs as i did in PA. I don't know what happened to the place after 2016 but they were there for him back then. You would see permanent signs on the reg supporting Trump. I am not talking cardboard campaign signs, i am talking permanent hard wood signs that people put up like they would build a fence. I had a bunch of pics of that but didn't keep them.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 04:32 AM (hHxp2)

1088 Messed up time on coffee, not quite the coffee my FiL use to make that you could float a iron wedge in it, but close.

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 04:41 AM (6f16T)

1089 Open Borders Biden:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/open-borders-biden-daniel-greenfield/

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 04:42 AM (oZuI0)

1090 Heading out, still mask free.

Have a wonderful day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 16, 2020 04:44 AM (iiS8Y)

1091 163 Evening, Horde!

A tooter who tooted a flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot or
to tutor two tooters to toot?"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 15, 2020 10:33 PM (CAJOC)

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

I've seen this attributed to mystery writer and sometime poet Carolyn Wells, who wrote it in 1899.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at July 16, 2020 04:44 AM (SOR48)

1092 I lost my companion of 11 years tonight. My beloved Lab Elizabeth died at a local animal hospital.
My heart is broken.
Posted by: irongrampa at July 16, 2020 12:58

I'm so very sorry for you IG.
T

Posted by: Farmer at July 16, 2020 04:46 AM (4VJ6T)

1093 Thank you, Jason.

https://www.outkick.com/twitter-and-the-church-of-trump-hate-are-killing-america/

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2020 04:49 AM (oZuI0)

1094 Morning all - coffee's on, working out the kinks.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 04:57 AM (Rvt88)

1095 working out the kinks.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 04:57 AM (Rvt8


Thaaaaaaaaat's what she said!

Posted by: Michael Scott at July 16, 2020 05:01 AM (oZuI0)

1096 americanthinker.com/silencing the song of the south

Maybe a year ago watched it on YouTube, wonder if its still there.

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 05:08 AM (6f16T)

1097 working out the kinks.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 04:57 AM

A oil can worked for the Tin Man

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 05:09 AM (6f16T)

1098 A oil can worked for the Tin Man
Posted by: Skip

----

This being 29 is not for the faint of heart.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 05:10 AM (Rvt88)

1099 I didn't need to drive out of state; I didn't need to use a fake ID; I didn't need to ask someone to buy for me; and I didn't steal. When I was in high school, I went to the cooking aisle, selected some extracts of (usually orange, best bang-for-buck and tasty), and paid for them at the checkout along with whatever else. I don't know why no one else did it. Ahhh, the 80's!

Posted by: SFGoth at July 16, 2020 05:11 AM (KAi1n)

1100 My modus operandi is never stop. Just realized I am the next to oldest in the company yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 05:15 AM (6f16T)

1101 Now if that sign said:

English
Tudor

Then I'd be impressed.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 16, 2020 05:15 AM (KAi1n)

1102 americanthinker.com/marxocapitalism at work
https://tinyurl.com/ybmusg9s

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 05:17 AM (6f16T)

1103 irongrampa

Prayers for a mended heart for you and yours ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 05:17 AM (u82oZ)

1104 English Two Door

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 05:18 AM (6f16T)

1105 Skip

That's when teachers learn to body shop.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 05:19 AM (u82oZ)

1106 I didn't need to drive out of state; I didn't need to use a fake ID; I
didn't need to ask someone to buy for me; and I didn't steal.
Posted by: SFGoth


Likewise SFG. Except I just went in and bought it. Blessed (?) with a more mature physique and face, I was buying booze for the 17-year-olds when I was 16. Rarely even a question raised.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at July 16, 2020 05:19 AM (YqED9)

1107 At least we know were the Japanese get their fked up English from

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 05:22 AM (6f16T)

1108 My brother and I are in agreement: Bon Scott could not have properly sung "Back in Black" (the entire album, not song). That's not to say the songs could not have been done by Bon; they would have sounded markedly different. What made Back in Black was Brian Johnson. His was the singular voice that made BiB the sensation that it was and remains. Maybe someone else could have sung any of the songs better. No one else could made the entire album the icon that Johnson did. (I will also note that Johnson cannot sing Highway to Hell very well. Dunno why.)

Posted by: SFGoth at July 16, 2020 05:22 AM (KAi1n)

1109 Michael Malice said he was being followed on twatter by Jeb Bush.

My quick take on this, is that politics is downstream from culture, and that we are winning the culture faster than we might guess.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 16, 2020 05:22 AM (LxTcq)

1110 If a man's a empty kettle, he should be on his metal


I'm out

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2020 05:23 AM (6f16T)

1111 So sorry to hear of your loss, irongrampa. I'll ask the Big Guy to send some healing of spirit your way.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at July 16, 2020 05:23 AM (YqED9)

1112 My modus operandi is never stop. Just realized I am the next to oldest in the company yesterday.
Posted by: Skip

--
Congrats! I stayed in too long - I was becoming bitter toward the foolishness, childishness and the simple disdain for the more senior employees.

I had been told by my wife it would take me most likely a year or so to acclimate myself to retirement.

She was wrong. I think I accomplished that on the final 15 minute drive home from work.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 05:23 AM (Rvt88)

1113 Tonypete

How are you doing?

And how is your son post-Navy?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 05:26 AM (u82oZ)

1114 Hey Salty! We are doing well here. Youngest son is doing very well also. Landed a good job with an precision parts/circuit board manufacturer. Moved into his own place, debt free and is dating a very nice young lady.

Life is good!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 05:36 AM (Rvt88)

1115 Tonypete

Very glad to hear that. Life is good!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 05:37 AM (u82oZ)

1116 How are things with you?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 05:41 AM (Rvt88)

1117 Quite well.

I got my Board to lower our slice of the mill levy for the third time in four years. I am unopposed in the primary and general for reelection.

And my startup is getting a production shed built. It may take me years to recover that cost, but my fringe benefits were tied with moving out of the third bay of the garage. I am about 3 weeks away from starting a run.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 05:49 AM (u82oZ)

1118 That is all great news - good for you! Good to hear some positive events going on.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 05:51 AM (Rvt88)

1119
g'mornn', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 16, 2020 05:53 AM (n8ypO)

1120 Good Morning

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 05:58 AM (Rvt88)

1121 Good morning! 'Sup!?

Sorry to hear about your loss IG. Condolences. I have lost 3 to old age and it never gets easier but, there's always another pup that needs your devoted and undivided attention.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 16, 2020 05:58 AM (0SXm+)

1122 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 06:00 AM (u82oZ)

1123 Good Morning!

I see that with the rise of some number of Kovid somethings, that The Angel of Death Cuomo will not be allowing Wisconsinites into the fair state of NY

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:05 AM (vd8XM)

1124 That will show those cheeseheads!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 06:06 AM (Rvt88)

1125 Bruce

So the Guv that Kills is sanctimonious?

Professional courtesy of Dem Guv losers?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 06:08 AM (u82oZ)

1126 Good morning horde. Youngest was terrible last night, probably got 4-5 hours in total sleep but it was broken up alot by him and falling back asleep wasn't a cinch either.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 16, 2020 06:08 AM (IYHxL)

1127 Professional courtesy of Dem Guv losers?
Posted by: NaCly Dog

We can change the rules faster than you can read them!

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:11 AM (vd8XM)

1128 I have no sympathy for the Airbnb folks. A charity I volunteer with lost a thousand dollars to a VRBO when the Wuhan Flu hit and everything was closed in SF. Fuck them.

Posted by: JAS at July 16, 2020 06:11 AM (2BZBZ)

1129 Good morning horde. Youngest was terrible last night, probably got 4-5 hours in total sleep but it was broken up alot by him and falling back asleep wasn't a cinch either.
Posted by: thathalfrican

Hope he's feeling better and that you have coffee.

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:18 AM (vd8XM)

1130 I have no sympathy for the Airbnb folks. A charity I volunteer with lost a thousand dollars to a VRBO when the Wuhan Flu hit and everything was closed in SF. Fuck them.
Posted by: JAS

Maybe they could pay the hosts a larger portion of the "booking fee" charge.

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:20 AM (vd8XM)

1131 Have a great day, everyone.

Chore time already.

Hand washing is the new head on a swivel. My take is fecal spread is very important. So gloves >> masks.

COVID-19 Wuhan has a Mattis plan in Dem Guv's minds. It's a flu.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

1132 Thank you Lord for another day.

Almost Friday.

Posted by: jsg at July 16, 2020 06:23 AM (NtGMm)

1133 VRBO refunded the $80 booking fee. The owner of the property kept the rest.

Posted by: JAS at July 16, 2020 06:24 AM (2BZBZ)

1134 Hand washing is the new head on a swivel. My take is fecal spread is very important. So gloves >> masks.

COVID-19 Wuhan has a Mattis plan in Dem Guv's minds. It's a flu.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

Carlin said he only washes his hand when he shit on them which he said 2 3 times tops per week.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

1135 1135 Thank you Lord for another day.

Almost Friday.
Posted by: jsg at July 16, 2020 06:23 AM (NtGMm)

Sue
Happy
Its
Thursday

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

1136 Gloves are forbidden because of cross-contamination. At least that's what the sign said at my optomotrist.

Posted by: JAS at July 16, 2020 06:25 AM (2BZBZ)

1137 Ilhan Omars Payments to Husbands Firm Hit $1 Million in 2020 Cycle

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:27 AM (JFO2v)

1138 Several teenagers have taken advantage of mask mandates and have been visiting liquor stores dressed up like their grandmas in the hopes of scoring alcohol as a new prank on social media.

good on them!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:30 AM (JFO2v)

1139 Is this Maxwell chick still alive?

Tick Tock.

Posted by: Hannity at July 16, 2020 06:30 AM (NtGMm)

1140 The Asheville City Council unanimously passed a resolution that aims to bolster the economic standing of the roughly 12,400 black people living in the city during a Zoom session on Tuesday night.

what a Mongolian goat fuck

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:32 AM (JFO2v)

1141 ha!

Narcissistic people are more likely to be viewed positively by their bosses due to their high energy levels and tendency to take on leadership roles, new study finds

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:33 AM (JFO2v)

1142 Hand washing is the new head on a swivel. My take is fecal spread is very important. So gloves >> masks.



COVID-19 Wuhan has a Mattis plan in Dem Guv's minds. It's a flu.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 06:22 AM (u82oZ)



Carlin said he only washes his hand when he shit on them which he said 2 3 times tops per week.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

I gave up on the gloves thing in the first week because it did not fit my lifestyle or make any sense to me. I can see it if you are working a cash register and are interacting with many people daily and you are stationary.

But if you are a "man about town" gloves make no sense at all. If I go into store A with gloves, then what do I do? I get in my truck and do I discard them or spread the wuflu all around? I guess I could spray the gloves with sanitizer but it is going to make one hell of a mess. I tried to use logic the first week and I was throwing out three pairs of gloves on a normal shopping trip.
in the end, I dropped the gloves idea as it made no sense to me. I do used the spray in my truck after leaving a store, but that is pretty much the extent of it, My mask is no mask at all. It is a military headband like you see in Vietnam flicks. It is the triangular bandage designed to set a sling or tourniquet. I can vouch for their longevity as I have had this one for three decades and I have probably washed it 15 times since the wuflu.

I don't worry about if it works, it works for me. I don't worry about if I have it on backwards or when I last washed it. I like that I can pull it up so high that the absurdity of all of this is apparent to some. I ran into a guy in line at the store recently with the same "mask". I was already in a conversation with the checker but I would have liked to have spoken with that guy. I doubt too many are wearing a cravat, muslin, triangular, bandage.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 06:43 AM (hHxp2)

1143
Several teenagers have taken advantage of mask mandates and have been
visiting liquor stores dressed up like their grandmas in the hopes of
scoring alcohol as a new prank on social media.



good on them!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 06:30 AM (JFO2v)

you lost me at social media. In my day, we just wanted to get pissed. Maybe we told someone on Monday but that was never the point. I bet most of these people would rather spill it on social media than actually get drunk or have some fun.

Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 06:45 AM (hHxp2)

1144
Good morning, Hordians.

Another fine Trump day! Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 16, 2020 06:47 AM (mht8P)

1145 1147 comments? Good job, night shift!

Posted by: t-bird at July 16, 2020 06:51 AM (1vynn)

1146 Looking at the numbers, China has only 4634 Kovid deaths,
How come no one is asking them how they've kept the numbers down?


Ancient Chinese secret?

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

1147 Who published these headlines?

NY Times or Teen Vogue?

https://tinyurl.com/yc67lz2e

Posted by: Hannity at July 16, 2020 06:56 AM (NtGMm)

1148
So many comments -- why are we beating pixels like they owe us money?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 06:56 AM (pNxlR)

1149 I see that the bleeding hearts, having failed to stop the execution of the guy who duct-taped a plastic bag over the head of an 8-year-old girl and threw her in a bayou, are now attempting to stop the execution of a guy who raped, murdered, and dismembered a 16-year-old girl with a chainsaw, then dumped her in a sewage lagoon. A few weeks later, he beat an 80-year-old woman to death.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 06:57 AM (unn44)

1150 Off sock

Posted by: jsg at July 16, 2020 06:58 AM (NtGMm)

1151 1 pixy

Posted by: Free hampster at July 16, 2020 06:58 AM (cp0RJ)

1152 A few weeks later, he beat an 80-year-old woman to death.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

He can still be made a useful member of society!!
Or a member of AntiFa

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:59 AM (vd8XM)

1153 Several teenagers have taken advantage of mask mandates and have been visiting liquor stores dressed up like their grandmas in the hopes of scoring alcohol as a new prank on social media.

That's what I call AmeriCANs !!!

*salute*

Posted by: Can't Believe What I'm Seeing at July 16, 2020 06:59 AM (AuISE)

1154
How come no one is asking them how they've kept the numbers down?

Ancient Chinese secret?

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)


The Friends of China in the news media never ask questions they don't want to hear the answer to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 16, 2020 06:59 AM (mht8P)

1155 2 pixy?

Posted by: Free hampster at July 16, 2020 07:00 AM (cp0RJ)

1156 3 pity
4

Posted by: Free hampster at July 16, 2020 07:01 AM (cp0RJ)

1157 Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth)

The existence of the Death Penalty means there are standards of conduct that make you a human being.

Go well outside those standards, and you are an animal. A barbarian. Someone who needs to go to make the average goodness of the human race go up a fraction.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 07:01 AM (u82oZ)

1158 Ancient Chinese secret?
Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

Pee pee in coke.

Posted by: jsg at July 16, 2020 07:01 AM (NtGMm)

1159 5 pixy
6 pixy
7 pixy
More?

Posted by: Free hampster at July 16, 2020 07:02 AM (cp0RJ)

1160 I pixy the fool...

Posted by: jsg at July 16, 2020 07:03 AM (NtGMm)

1161
1150 Who published these headlines?

NY Times or Teen Vogue?

https://tinyurl.com/yc67lz2e

Posted by: Hannity at July 16, 2020 06:56 AM (NtGMm)


Thank you!

Oh, not for that, but for directing me through tinyurl, where I learned there are opportunities galore in the exciting career of a freight broker! My life again has purpose ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 07:03 AM (pNxlR)

1162 > The existence of the Death Penalty means there are standards of conduct that make you a human being.

Yeah, I see no advantage to the human race for these animals to continue breathing the same air as the rest of us.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 07:06 AM (unn44)

1163 Glad to be of service.

I only correctly guessed 5 out of 13.

Who the fuck is K Pop ?

Posted by: jsg at July 16, 2020 07:06 AM (NtGMm)

1164 Who the fuck is K Pop ?
Posted by: jsg


Corn Pops ugly sister

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:08 AM (vd8XM)

1165
How come no one is asking them how they've kept the numbers down?

Ancient Chinese secret?

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)


Three words: MEL A MINE

Red China's Miracle Chemical!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 07:08 AM (pNxlR)

1166 If there was any hope for Minneapoliceless, the citizens would've already strung up every one of those city council fools for defunding the police, then getting their very own private security, paid for by the taxpayers. The gall is unreal. And let me just surmise that those "death threats" are likely very dubious.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 16, 2020 07:09 AM (O+I8R)

1167 I doubt too many are wearing a cravat, muslin, triangular, bandage.
Posted by: Quint

--

I wear a keffiyeh only when I absolutely have to. As soon as I gave entry to the virtue theater, I drop it so it simply is around my neck. I had a (very) small run in with a grocery manager about it. He ended it by saying, sorry sir, I am required to say something.

Well, you said it son. Have a nice day!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 07:09 AM (Rvt88)

1168 jsg

Korean girl bands.

Here is one of my favorites:
https://www. hooktube.com/watch? v=TGbwL8kSpEk. close the gaps.

tiny url will not work on hooktube?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 07:09 AM (u82oZ)

1169 Who published these headlines?



NY Times or Teen Vogue?



https://tinyurl.com/yc67lz2e





Posted by: Hannity at July 16, 2020 06:56 AM (NtGMm)

===============
That anyone published those headlines illustrates how bizarre the media has become. And I got about one in four right before I stopped.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 16, 2020 07:09 AM (NVYyb)

1170 And let me just surmise that those "death threats" are likely very dubious.
Posted by: Lady in Black

We found a noose in our gym locker!!!


Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:10 AM (vd8XM)

1171
Opponents of the death penalty, once they're in power, will suddenly determine that it's all right for people like you: racists, homophobes, climate deniers, etc.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 16, 2020 07:11 AM (mht8P)

1172
All I need to know about Red China is their views about the Man Standing In Front Of The Tanks.

"That man was a criminal!"

-- spoken by a former citizen
of the Red Kingdom of Heaven

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 07:11 AM (pNxlR)

1173
I see that the bleeding hearts, having failed to stop the execution of
the guy who duct-taped a plastic bag over the head of an 8-year-old girl
and threw her in a bayou, are now attempting to stop the execution of a
guy who raped, murdered, and dismembered a 16-year-old girl with a
chainsaw, then dumped her in a sewage lagoon. A few weeks later, he beat
an 80-year-old woman to death.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at July 16, 2020 06:57 AM (unn44)

===================
If he only had been given a job, all this could have been avoided

Posted by: Marie Harff at July 16, 2020 07:11 AM (NVYyb)

1174 That anyone published those headlines illustrates how bizarre the media has become. And I got about one in four right before I stopped.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

I saw another tampon commercial starring Amy Schumer.

This time she starts right off by saying she still doesn't know how a vagina works...she's 39 years old

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:12 AM (vd8XM)

1175
Well, got to go make Her Majesty's coffee and send some death threats to myself.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 16, 2020 07:12 AM (mht8P)

1176 If he only had been given a job, all this could have been avoided
Posted by: Marie Harff

And midnight basketball

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

1177 1179 If he only had been given a job, all this could have been avoided
Posted by: Marie Harff

And midnight basketball
Posted by: Bruce

---

He was turning his life around, don't ya know.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 07:13 AM (Rvt88)

1178 1160 Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth)

The existence of the Death Penalty means there are standards of conduct that make you a human being.

Go well outside those standards, and you are an animal. A barbarian. Someone who needs to go to make the average goodness of the human race go up a fraction.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 16, 2020 07:01 AM (u82oZ)

There is also the chance that knowing you will die exactly on 7/20/2020 may also give that person a chance to decide how they meet their Maker.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

1179 Well, got to go make Her Majesty's coffee and send some death threats to myself.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Don't scare yourself too bad

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

1180
And let me just surmise that those "death threats" are likely very dubious.
Posted by: Lady in Black at July 16, 2020 07:09 AM (O+I8R)


Noose out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 07:14 AM (pNxlR)

1181 Noose out front shoulda told ya.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot


HA!!

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:14 AM (vd8XM)

1182 If he only had been given a job, all this could have been avoided

Posted by: Marie Harff



And midnight basketball

Posted by: Bruce



---



He was turning his life around, don't ya know.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 07:13 AM (Rvt8

============
Don't blink or you'll miss his divine spark.

Posted by: Nancy Palsi at July 16, 2020 07:15 AM (NVYyb)

1183 If he only had been given a job, all this could have been avoided

Posted by: Marie Harff



And midnight basketball

Posted by: Bruce



---
He was turning his life around, don't ya know.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 07:13 AM (Rvt8

============
Don't blink or you'll miss his divine spark.
Posted by: Nancy Palsi

He was gonna go back to school to become a rocket surgeon

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:16 AM (vd8XM)

1184
... he only had been given a job


Get a bag in hand, then walk down streets picking up trash.

There, you've been given a job.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 07:16 AM (pNxlR)

1185 He was turning his life around, don't ya know.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 16, 2020 07:13 AM (Rvt8

His music was inspiration to others.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 07:17 AM (JFO2v)

1186 "[Slavery] is the institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress," Asheville, NC Councilwoman Shaneika Smith

--

These people are hopeless. And what they think they know is so wrong, it boggles the mind. Shaneika dear, please provide proof of such incendiary statements that whites constantly attempt to subordinate blacks. Blacks are everywhere, in all jobs, in all capacities, no limits to achievement if they so choose. No holdbacks. No barring. In fact, blacks get unlimited preferential treatment. It's what they do with that unfair preferential treatment, and so many bad life choices, that determines their outcomes. But you don't want to go there, do you, Shaneika? So stuff it up your backside. And since Repubs passed Civil Rights legislation in the 60s, no thanks to Democrats, you don't have much of a leg to stand on. But keep on bitching, as you sit on your so-subordinated perch on the City Council of a well-known American city.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 16, 2020 07:17 AM (O+I8R)

1187 Only the ONT could link both AC/DC and Jefferson Starship. I never much liked Marty Balin's music. Contrived.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 16, 2020 07:18 AM (NVYyb)

1188 All righty.
Breakfast awaits and then....

Who knows?

Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:20 AM (vd8XM)

1189
Who knows?
Posted by: Bruce at July 16, 2020 07:20 AM (vd8XM)


The Shadow

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 07:21 AM (pNxlR)

1190 1165 I still maintain that the Japanese death penalty is the best. They give you a final sentence of death by hanging, and it is ordered to be executed that year. They just don't tell you what day. Supposed to give you time to reflect. And scare the shit out of you anytime you hear people approaching your cell.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 16, 2020 07:22 AM (C1Lsn)

1191 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at July 16, 2020 07:22 AM (DF5JN)

1192
"[Slavery] is the institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress," Asheville, NC Councilwoman Shaneika Smith


This makes sense to you? Who broke you?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 16, 2020 07:22 AM (pNxlR)

1193 Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 16, 2020 07:22 AM (C1Lsn)

That's damn terrifying.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 16, 2020 07:23 AM (X02em)

1194 G'morning, all.


I see that Esper has his priorities in the correct order.

https://tinyurl.com/ybybwpyv


*Spit*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 16, 2020 07:24 AM (3D/fK)

1195 In 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville pronounced the South a society gone to sleep. As he steamed down the Ohio River, Tocqueville heard from the free, right, bank the confused hum of men at work, while from the left shore came the silence of loitering slaves and idle white men. Slavery cursed southern whites by degrading work and glorifying idleness, Tocqueville argued in Democracy in America.

Whites shunned work because it suggested the double debasement of slavery and blackness.

In the North men hungered for wealth and worked passionately to get it; in the South people were drawn to the pleasures of the hunt, bottle, and bed.

Inevitably, Tocqueville predicted, the North would accumulate the nations wealth, leaving the South burdened with problems of slavery and race for which no happy solutions existed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 07:25 AM (JFO2v)

1196 G'morning, all.


I see that Esper has his priorities in the correct order.

https://tinyurl.com/ybybwpyv


*Spit*
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 16, 2020 07:24 AM (3D/fK)


If (and it is a very big "if") Trump makes it to a second term, that asshole needs to be marched under guard into the Oval Office, busted down to private and booted out of the service.

Who knew that by showering, shaving and looking for decent clothes I was engaging in white supremacy?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 16, 2020 07:29 AM (2JVJo)

1197 That Smithsonian article from yesterday really sticks in my craw.

In so many ways, it was a slap in the face to blacks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 16, 2020 07:29 AM (3D/fK)

1198 de Tocqueville was right, and we repeated the error with the Great Society - the tragedy is that now large swaths of our country are in the ruins of slavery of either the 1860 or 1960 version, and some got both!

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at July 16, 2020 07:29 AM (nFRLh)

1199 Mornin', all,

Another day in The Pesthole.

"Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno." I'm not sure that is idiomatic Spanish. My training in the language is long ago, but I wonder if "deber" -- "ought" or "must" -- should be the verb instead of "tener," which means to have or hold. "Has" in Ivanka's tweet would not mean "to hold," but more like "must."

Good to see Goya praising Trump, and Ivanka acknowledging it, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 16, 2020 07:30 AM (rpbg1)

1200 Who knew that by showering, shaving and looking for decent clothes I was engaging in white supremacy?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 16, 2020 07:29 AM (2JVJo)

showing up on time
having a family
using proper English

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 07:30 AM (JFO2v)

1201 There is also the chance that knowing you will die exactly on 7/20/2020 may also give that person a chance to decide how they meet their Maker.

That is better than what most people get.

Heart attacks, fatal vehicle wrecks, violence, falls, industrial accidents take life without warning.

Posted by: 🐧 at July 16, 2020 07:31 AM (C+evo)

1202 For Pete's sake, the spanish slogan is on the side of all their trucks.
Posted by: Flyover at July 15, 2020


*
*

It is? Well, I guess they'd know the proper wording.

On the other hand, remember that ad slogans in English aren't always grammatical. "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should." No, it should be "as a cigarette should."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 16, 2020 07:32 AM (rpbg1)

1203 That Smithsonian article from yesterday really sticks in my craw.

In so many ways, it was a slap in the face to blacks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 16, 2020 07:29 AM (3D/fK)


It really is. And yet, if the "black community" (to use a catchall term) can't be bothered to protest the slap, I really don't see why I should GAF.

In many ways, American blacks seem hellbound to live up to the worst stereotypes of the Klan.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 16, 2020 07:33 AM (2JVJo)

1204 "Who knew that by showering, shaving and looking for decent clothes I was engaging in white supremacy?"

The military prides itself on being on time, as well.

Institutionalized White People Time.

Maybe there is something to this after all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 16, 2020 07:33 AM (3D/fK)

1205 On the other hand, remember that ad slogans in English aren't always grammatical. "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should." No, it should be "as a cigarette should."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 16, 2020 07:32 AM (rpbg1)


Maxwell House: "Good to the last drop."

So what's wrong with the last drop?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 16, 2020 07:34 AM (2JVJo)

1206 And it's always good to see Ivanka.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 16, 2020 07:35 AM (NVYyb)

1207 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 16, 2020 07:33 AM (2JVJo)

Outside of the blacks that the media deliberately chooses to show you I couldn't disagree with you more.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 16, 2020 07:36 AM (X02em)

1208 1201 de Tocqueville was right, and we repeated the error with the Great Society - the tragedy is that now large swaths of our country are in the ruins of slavery of either the 1860 or 1960 version, and some got both!
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at July 16, 2020 07:29 AM (nFRLh)

something history repeated doomed etc etc etc

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 07:36 AM (JFO2v)

1209 OK, going to see if there's a star's birthday today so I can tell a Hollywood story.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 16, 2020 07:36 AM (2JVJo)

1210 So I'm listening to the bottom of the hour news on WMAL, and the decision to keep the schools closed was based on deadlock where some people were concerned [terrified] over their safety.

Then talk about sportsball and stadiums and the excuse to keep them closed is "we can't guarantee their safety".

So we have moved from:
'rona is not a problem, go to Chinatown and hug a Chinaman.
then we went to OMG! OMG! OMG! We are all going to die close absolutely everything flatten the curve, then it went to prevent deaths then to reduce the number of hospitalizations then moved to too many "cases" and now we are at OMG! FEAR! as a form of heckler's veto, and the official we can't guarantee your safety. With no definition of what "safety" means.

This will never end.

Posted by: 🐧 at July 16, 2020 07:37 AM (C+evo)

1211 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 16, 2020 07:38 AM (tsZQ+)

1212 MP3, did you do Olivia deHavilland a couple weeks ago? She's still alive and just turned 104. I missed it if you did.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 16, 2020 07:38 AM (O+I8R)

1213 Sup NGU

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 16, 2020 07:38 AM (X02em)

1214 Noooooooooooooooooooood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at July 16, 2020 07:38 AM (eaBOX)

1215 mpppppp

1911 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 16, 2020 07:39 AM (JFO2v)

1216 "This will never end."

The Left's plan, in four words.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 16, 2020 07:39 AM (3D/fK)

1217 Imagine the movie "The Andromeda Strain" without a strain. But people act as if there is.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 16, 2020 07:39 AM (KAi1n)

1218 1213 I think it was Franklin who said something about trading liberty for safety and you get neither, or something like that.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 16, 2020 07:39 AM (C1Lsn)

1219 206

"He's out," Kramer told New York after reps for the rapper reportedly went dark last week.

No wonder Kayne is out,
Having Kramer from Seinfeld for his manager.
Wuf

Posted by: Braenyard at July 15, 2020 10:39 PM

Kramer probably pulled a Lloyd Braun, taking Elaine's advice, and suggested everyone wear name tags.

Elaine: Wow! You know what I would do if I was running for mayor. One of my campaign themes would be that everybody should wear name tags all the time to make the city friendlier.

Elaine: Well, everybody would know everybody. It would be like a small town.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 16, 2020 07:40 AM (Do5/p)

1220 Olivia DeHavilland is still alive? Damn.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 16, 2020 07:41 AM (KAi1n)

1221 I wonder if "deber" -- "ought" or "must" -- should be the verb instead of "tener," which means to have or hold.

"tiene que" is literally the same as our "He/She/It has to"

Tener has the same double meaning as our have.

Posted by: t-bird at July 16, 2020 07:43 AM (l0Lgi)

1222 Mornin', all,



Another day in The Pesthole.



"Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno." I'm not sure that is idiomatic
Spanish. My training in the language is long ago, but I wonder if
"deber" -- "ought" or "must" -- should be the verb instead of "tener,"
which means to have or hold. "Has" in Ivanka's tweet would not mean "to
hold," but more like "must."



Good to see Goya praising Trump, and Ivanka acknowledging it, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 16, 2020 07:30 AM (rpbg1)

I would go with your first inclination. Spanish is loaded with idioms. I took a couple of years of Spanish in college and idioms threw me too. Even Se habla Espanol made little sense to a English speaking collegian with a couple of years under his belt. It is on pretty much a million signs in this country. I thought it should be Nosotros hablamos Espanol. Our language has a lot of idioms too, but we don't notice them as they seem natural to us.


Posted by: Quint at July 16, 2020 07:44 AM (hHxp2)

1223 And yet, if the "black community" (to use a catchall term)

So I have been studying genetics and the implications from the One Thousand Genome Project (1KGP). Short version: we are all more closely related (within a dozen generations) than we are taught to believe.

I am convinced that when we hear "black", "white", "Hispanic" we have departed from rational, scientifc discussion and are purely in the world of Alice In Wonderland politics. "black", "white", "asian", "Hispanic" are not demographic terms, they are political terms and should be rightly considered as that.

Rather than saying "the black community" which is nonsense because there are many dark people groups - darker even than those in the "black community", and considering that a nuclear family of five in a suburban community where they are involved in church and community is not the same sub-culture as ghetto rat, I would like to think that there must be a better way to categorize (if necessary) the various sub-cultures (clusters of ethics and behaviors) than using purely political terms.

Posted by: 🐧 at July 16, 2020 07:44 AM (C+evo)

1224 212

I doubt I missed it, but just in case, did they ever show the unedited video from the 4 different police body cams in Minneapolis? You know, the cameras the media was demanding last time.

Posted by: Daybreak at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM

Judge: George Floyd Bodycam Videos Can Be Viewed By Public, Except Media Can't Publish Them

https://bit.ly/2ZwUI4Y

Minneapolis, MN - A judge ruled that bodycam footage submitted to the court by an attorney for one of the officers charged in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd as he was being arrested by the Minneapolis police can be viewed by media and the public by appointment on Wednesday but may not be publicly shared.

A media coalition asked Judge Peter Cahill to allow the media to copy the videos and publish them, the Associated Press reported.

The coalition has complained that the judge's order not to publish the videos is akin to keeping the material under seal.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 16, 2020 07:45 AM (Do5/p)

1225 Penguin dude - it's the cracker culture from the south that's still around and has morphed in other ways. Black Rednecks and White Liberals is one of the best books I've ever read.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at July 16, 2020 07:46 AM (X02em)

1226 213

I thought people would be interested in this here...

I read at another site last night, it turns out that members of MLK's family are sending out the below advice to Dems/libs re how to deal with PDT supporters in real life, through the election season. Just wondering what y'all think... [ ... ]

4. Focus on his POLICIES, not his orange-ness and his mental state.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 15, 2020 10:40 PM

Do they mean the Trump Administration policies that had led to the lowest Black and "people of color" unemployment in history? Or the policies about prison reform?

Focusing on Trump Administration policies is the best way to convince people to re-elect him.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 16, 2020 07:49 AM (Do5/p)

1227 "[Slavery] is the institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress," Asheville, NC Councilwoman Shaneika Smith


I see that Esper has his priorities in the correct order.


Also, I just ordered a batch of masks now that our major retailers are being shamed into requiring them.

I am becoming outrageously outraged and haven't even opened The Morning Report yet.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at July 16, 2020 07:51 AM (0CeRG)

1228 I think that what you wrote was actually very reasonable.
But, what about this? what if you composed a catchier title?
I mean, I don't want to tell you how to run your blog, but what if you added a
headline to possibly grab people's attention? I mean Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (7/15/20) is kinda boring.

You should look at Yahoo's front page and note how they create
news headlines to get people to open the links. You might try adding a
video or a pic or two to grab people excited about what you've got to say.
In my opinion, it might make your blog a little livelier.

Posted by: unblock site at July 19, 2020 08:34 PM (QKift)

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