Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/25/20)

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The Saturday Night Joke

My wife, Julie, had been after me for several weeks to varnish the wooden seat on our toilet.
Finally I got around to doing it while Julie was out shopping.
After finishing I left to take care of another matter before she returned.
She came home and prepared to take a shower.
Before getting in the shower she got undressed and then sat on the toilet.
As she tried to stand up she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat.

About that time I got home and realized her predicament.
We both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever.
Finally in desperation I undid the toilet seat bolts.
Julie wrapped a sheet around herself and I drove her to the hospital emergency room.

The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her (Try to get a mental picture of this.).
Julie tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying, "Well, Doctor, I'll bet you've never seen anything like this before."

The Doctor replied, "Actually I've seen lots of them... I just never saw one mounted and framed."

H/T Hrothgar

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The Last Place Men Can Settle Things Like Men

Men used to take pride in fighting prowess. Being able to defend yourself and your loved ones was something to celebrate. It was part of your job as a man. Today, it’s a sign of toxic masculinity, something that we are supposed to want to give up.

Competitiveness, stoicism, dominance, and aggression, are characteristics identified as “traditional masculinity” in recent guidelines released by the American Psychological Association, elements that are deemed, “on the whole, harmful.” The day these guidelines were released, I watched men compete with each other, choke each other out, physically and aggressively, then walk off the mat and hug each other. I saw men offer compassion, connection, kindness, to the men they’d just physically attacked and been attacked by. Brotherhood was born from the very components we are told to abandon.


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Why Bigfoot and the 'Abominable Snowman' Loom Large in the Human Imagination
Bud Jenkins and his wife were living on far reaches of the small town of Fort Bragg, California, just on the edge of a vast coastal redwood forest, when it happened. On February 7, 1962, Jenkins’s wife’s brother Robert Hatfield, a Crescent City logger, had stepped outside the house around 5:30 in the evening when he heard the Jenkins’s dogs barking. Looking to see what was causing the commotion, Hatfield turned and saw a creature standing “chest and shoulders above a 6-foot-high fence” at the back of the property. “It was much, much bigger than a bear,” he later recalled. “It was covered with fur, with a flat, hairless face and perfectly round eyes.”

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Vice: The New Ford Bronco Is An Obscene Monument to Climate Denialism
H/T redc1c4

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The ONT Musical Interlude


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This ONT is brought to you by Corporate Team Building.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:01 PM (arJlL)

2 POUNCE!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:01 PM (TOyHQ)

3 Present

Posted by: DB- just DB. Ask about our Statue Replacement Plan at July 25, 2020 10:02 PM (iTXRQ)

4 Evening.

I nooded.

Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2020 10:02 PM (VEMAt)

5 Erev tov, fapperot ve fapperim!

Posted by: Zettai at July 25, 2020 10:02 PM (prJfn)

6 Saw a Biden sign today with the tagline, "Truth over lies."

My eyes about rolled out of my head.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 25, 2020 10:02 PM (iydjf)

7 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 25, 2020 10:02 PM (TZU1B)

8 Burger Fun Fact: Originally, burgers were German sandwiches made with the meat of notable merchants from the local village.

Hence, burghers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 25, 2020 10:04 PM (wPVhA)

9 ONT!!!

Thank you, MisHum. Love the toilet seat story.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:04 PM (TdMsT)

10 it's two ONTs in a row where a toilet seat had top billing

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:05 PM (TOyHQ)

11 Can't stop farting.

Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2020 10:05 PM (VEMAt)

12
Listening to nonstop YankeesLuv from Joe Buck is more than I can take.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2020 10:05 PM (ERPlF)

13 They don't even offer the new bronco with a v8. Id prefer an extreme climate denial version.

Posted by: brak at July 25, 2020 10:05 PM (cG+eD)

14 Thanks for The Drifters......

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:06 PM (arJlL)

15 I'd consider a monument to climate denialism if it had better reliability

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:06 PM (TOyHQ)

16 Can't stop farting.
Posted by: Robert

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Maid of Athens, ere we fart.

Give oh, give me back my heart.

Posted by: Zombie Lord Byron at July 25, 2020 10:07 PM (6WCwE)

17 good evening

Posted by: wing at July 25, 2020 10:07 PM (JFzNN)

18 Not enough bacon on that burger.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 25, 2020 10:07 PM (4thlk)

19 Thanks for another great ONT, Mis Hum!

That burger up top looks good enough to eat. . . for about four or five meals. Nice tune to go with the burger too.

Caribbean Hate Song is hilarious!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:08 PM (WFcrO)

20
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 25, 2020 10:08 PM (YIf5E)

21 6 Saw a Biden sign today with the tagline, "Truth over lies."

My eyes about rolled out of my head.
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 25, 2020 10:02 PM (iydjf)


Not "truth over facts"? 'Cause I think Biden is famous for that catchphrase.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:08 PM (+ljgK)

22 Wing!!!

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:08 PM (TdMsT)

23
Sod all Corporate Team Building events. Remember, to management you're nothing but a cost.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2020 10:08 PM (ERPlF)

24 Oh thank God.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

25 New Bronco looks a bit generic
and no V8? Feh
evening all

Posted by: DB- just DB. Ask about our Statue Replacement Plan at July 25, 2020 10:09 PM (iTXRQ)

26 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I'm grateful for you!

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:09 PM (+ljgK)

27 18 Not enough bacon on that burger.
Posted by: lowandslow at July 25, 2020 10:07 PM (4thlk)

One can never have enough bacon.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

28 If I had an internet connection and a computer, I would have been a contender tonight!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:10 PM (eTZoJ)

29 Listening to nonstop YankeesLuv from Joe Buck is more than I can take.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at

Easy fix. Turn it off.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 25, 2020 10:10 PM (sSXWf)

30 {{{Ladyl}}

Posted by: wing at July 25, 2020 10:10 PM (JFzNN)

31 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:10 PM (eTZoJ)

32 The Ford V6 is, by now, a stalwart engine.
I want a Bronco.
A bit spendy for me.

Posted by: navybrat has the day off at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (w7KSn)

33 Looks like Hanna is pretty much nailing my hometown.

And the street I live on is super prone to flooding.

Sonova...

It shouldn't be bad, I think.

Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (VEMAt)

34 }}}Lady{{{

Posted by: Zettai at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (prJfn)

35 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I'm grateful for you!
Posted by: Emmie

Hiya Emmie !

Mutual of Omaha, Baybee !

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (arJlL)

36 26 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I'm grateful for you!
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:09 PM (+ljgK)

Hi there Emmie! We're grateful for you too!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

37
Easy fix. Turn it off.

__________

I did.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2020 10:12 PM (ERPlF)

38 Evenin'

(chugs a beer)

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 25, 2020 10:12 PM (8EKo7)

39 The picture at top is gorgeous, but am I the only one who is usually disappointed in hamburgers like that? They always sound so good on the menu and look so good in the picture. Then you get it, and you can barely taste the beef because there's too much stuff.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

40 Really glad I'm not visiting South Padre Island right about now. Experienced a tropical storm there once. Great place to visit but not in a hurricane or tropical storm.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (WFcrO)

41 30

I can't win anything tonight!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (eTZoJ)

42 That being said, I'm practically drooling at the idea of a nice greasy burger.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

43 {{{Zettai}}}


Why are you pushing me away?

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

44 Y'all have undoubtedly seen this already, but it still cracks me up:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?
time_continue=3&feature=emb_
title&v=p8QMexz2wyM

"Truth Over Facts"

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (+ljgK)

45 Easy fix. Turn it off.

__________

I did.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

* high five*

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 25, 2020 10:14 PM (sSXWf)

46 Hi there Emmie! We're grateful for you too!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)


Thanks, Insom; I needed that.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (+ljgK)

47 I have an unrelated question -

what do you guys think of Consumer Reports?

is it objective, unbiased, and accurate

or used to ge but not anymore?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (TOyHQ)

48 Why are you pushing me away?

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM



I thought I was pushing you together...

Posted by: Zettai at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (prJfn)

49
The new Bronco is a nice looking rig.

I just checked, it comes with the 2.3L or the 2.7L turbocharged Ecoboost engines, which are the latest and greatest from Ford for maximum mileage and power for much of their line up.

So the Vice nonsense is just that.

IMO, "Green" doesn't mean ecological any more. It means "anti-American". Their anger is usually directed at something only America does well, and to shut it down, "going green" hurts the country somehow, but brings none or very little actual benefit.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (sy5kK)

50 Obscene twist on the Commie fist:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6ovdk3f

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (SchxB)

51 Listening to nonstop YankeesLuv from Joe Buck is more than I can take.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at


You could dress up like Elvis and shoot the tv.......

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (arJlL)

52 That being said, I'm practically drooling at the idea of a nice greasy burger.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (+lVUW)
* * * *

Yep! Had one for dinner, vastly scaled down from the photo up top. It was great!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (WFcrO)

53 {{{.Ladyl.}}}

Zettai --- Hugging, not pushing. Sheesh.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

54
I can't win anything tonight!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (eTZoJ)

{{{Hrothgar}}}

I won today!

6-6 (12-10), 6-4.

I played like a beast.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

55 39 The picture at top is gorgeous, but am I the only one who is usually disappointed in hamburgers like that? They always sound so good on the menu and look so good in the picture. Then you get it, and you can barely taste the beef because there's too much stuff.
Posted by: nerdygirl

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If you ever get to Columbus OH, get thee to Thurman's in German Village. (https://thethurmancafe.com/)

Ask for the Thurman Burger. Take home the leftovers and finish it over the rest of the week.

As good as it looks. They actually know how to cook hamburger.

Posted by: Zombie Lord Byron at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (6WCwE)

56 Fresh fish on the previous thread, juicy hamburger and cold beer this thread, I'm hungry now.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (w6A0l)

57 Mutual of Omaha, Baybee !
Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (arJlL)


I, uh, er, don't get it.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (+ljgK)

58 >Then you get it, and you can barely taste the beef because there's too much stuff.
Posted by: nerdygirl



I like a simple burger too
slice of melted cheese
slice of onion
splotch of ketchup

Posted by: DB- just DB. Ask about our Statue Replacement Plan at July 25, 2020 10:17 PM (iTXRQ)

59 And how are you fine Morons tonight?

I'm on the Gutfeld show, but after that I'm leaving Fox and checking out the History of Rome that someone mentioned earlier.

Corruption and societal upheaval is more fun when it's history and not the F'ing daily news!!

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 10:17 PM (NUe40)

60 I won today!

6-6 (12-10), 6-4.

I played like a beast.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask!

NICE !

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:17 PM (arJlL)

61 I played like a beast.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (TdMsT)


You go, Girl!

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:17 PM (+ljgK)

62 burger
cheese
bacon
fried egg

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:17 PM (TOyHQ)

63 Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (+ljgK)
I got a cartoon in Spanish at that address.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (BRkq2)

64 The Last Place Men Can Settle Things Like Men

Ed O'Neill

Badass. I had no idea.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (MC8nj)

65 You want to build corporate employee trust?

Let everyone get strapped with a long barrel .357. A hogleg.

I guarantee, at a minimum, an increase in politeness.

Hey, it's a start.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (Z4rgH)

66 Yo Emmie!
Frankly, I am grateful for all the miscreants, punsters, historians, wits, polymaths, linguists, philosophers, poets, weapons experts, dog trainers, rocket surgeons, GAINZZZ aficionados, and grammaticians that inhabit this swamp of iniquity!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (eTZoJ)

67 Mutual of Omaha, Baybee !
Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:11 PM (arJlL)

I, uh, er, don't get it.
Posted by: Emmie

(Psst.....the feeling was mutual.....)

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (arJlL)

68 The Reagan Foundation (which runs the Reagan Library) has issued a warning to the Trump campaign and the RNC: Quit raising money off Ronald Reagan's legacy.
Lol

Posted by: President Reagan at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (qzcbu)

69
Really glad I'm not visiting South Padre Island right about now. Experienced a tropical storm there once. Great place to visit but not in a hurricane or tropical storm.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM


we're fast approaching my hurricane anniversary: Celia on August 3rd, 1970 Portland, Texas

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 25, 2020 10:19 PM (YIf5E)

70 Off! Off, Poetic sock!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 25, 2020 10:19 PM (6WCwE)

71 The Hitler Pizza bit is fun. I prefer the Skeletor version. Yes, I am a geek. https://bit.ly/2CFNraJ

Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:19 PM (3vIkC)

72 In the middle of the guild player vs player tournament, and our organizer is doing doing play-by-play over Discord. He missed his true calling as a sportscaster.

"Nubby gets his heal signet interrupted AND SCHWERTY GOES IN FOR THE KILLLLL!"

Posted by: pookysgirl, soulbeast ranger at July 25, 2020 10:19 PM (XKZwp)

73 I made a comment about that burger pic up top and hit "post". Nothing there. Now I'm paranoid.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

74 CDC recently recommended that schools reopen, btw

lookat all those science denying teachers!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (TOyHQ)

75 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I'm grateful for you!
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:09 PM (+ljgK)

If you're so grateful, why haven't you made me a bacon sandwich? Huh? Huh?!?

Posted by: Robert needs bacon at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (VEMAt)

76 I just wanted to point out, also, that Hitler was a vegetarian. His shits probably were explosive.

But pepperoni pizza? That's a stretch.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (Z4rgH)

77 Re Bigfoot, Abominable Snowman & creatures that loom large in human imagination: The Ivory Billed Woodpecker fascinates me. Every time I see a big ol' woodpecker fly by I watch closely to look at its back when it lands on a tree. White back = Ivory Bill! But it's always a black back, which means Pileated Woodpecker. I know the Ivory Bill is probably extinct and the great woods near my home may not have ever had the bird in the first place. But I still want to believe it's out there and I'll be lucky enough to see one.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (d9Cw3)

78 Tip o' ta hat to Hrothgar.

Nice joke.

If this was real:
Demerits for no sign. Flag on the painting from OSHA.
Needs solvent. No need for a trip to the ER. Methylene chloride in the garage.

A million to one chance!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

79 Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

Fantastic, must be nice to watch them try futilely to return your serves!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (eTZoJ)

80 we're fast approaching my hurricane anniversary: Celia on August 3rd, 1970 Portland, Texas
Posted by: AltonJackson at July 25, 2020 10:19 PM (YIf5E)
* * * *

Celia was a legendary hurricane.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (WFcrO)

81 It's back. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

82 what do you guys think of Consumer Reports?

is it objective, unbiased, and accurate

or used to ge but not anymore?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (TOyHQ)


I used to refer to it faithfully.

Nowadays I've had better luck with TheWireCutter for recommendations.

For what are you shopping?

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (+ljgK)

83 It's back. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.
Posted by: nerdygirl

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Imagine if you will. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (6WCwE)

84 Hey all. Top 100

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (7ZQe3)

85 IMO, "Green" doesn't mean ecological any more. It means "anti-American". Their anger is usually directed at something only America does well, and to shut it down, "going green" hurts the country somehow, but brings none or very little actual benefit.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (sy5kK)

If you want to go green in automobiles, in my opinion, you should buy a used car. It's probably worse for the environment to buy a Tesla that is chock-full of brand new rare earth metals and tons of LiOn batteries than an old Subaru that has been around for twenty years, and has probably been less environmentally harmful during its entire useful life.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (MC8nj)

86 I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (+lVUW)


You are. We all are.

Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:22 PM (3vIkC)

87
Celia was a legendary hurricane.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM


that it was

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 25, 2020 10:22 PM (YIf5E)

88 For what are you shopping?
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (+ljgK)

hubby was looking at their report on roof shingles
I didn't read it though

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:22 PM (TOyHQ)

89 80 we're fast approaching my hurricane anniversary: Celia on August 3rd, 1970 Portland, Texas
Posted by: AltonJackson at July 25, 2020 10:19 PM (YIf5E)
* * * *

Celia was a legendary hurricane.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (WFcrO)

No shit!

Blew Portland clear into the northwest.

Outta site!

Posted by: Robert needs bacon at July 25, 2020 10:22 PM (VEMAt)

90 If you're so grateful, why haven't you made me a bacon sandwich? Huh? Huh?!?

Posted by: Robert needs bacon at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (VEMAt)


You have a point there, Robert.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:22 PM (+ljgK)

91 It's back. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.

The place is madhouse, feels like being cloned?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 25, 2020 10:23 PM (SchxB)

92 I've been drinking liquor today... "Whisky sours", to be precise... I'm OK thus far...

Posted by: Zettai at July 25, 2020 10:23 PM (prJfn)

93 Tobacco satisfaction...

With no inhaling action...

Omega 100's! Omega 100's!

Posted by: Basement Joe at July 25, 2020 10:23 PM (PR+wx)

94 It's back. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

Seen any gremlins lately?

Posted by: Robert needs bacon at July 25, 2020 10:23 PM (VEMAt)

95
Fantastic, must be nice to watch them try futilely to return your serves!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (eTZoJ)


I hit good serves today! Only 3 unforced errors. I'm happy with that.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:24 PM (TdMsT)

96 68 The Reagan Foundation (which runs the Reagan Library) has issued a warning to the Trump campaign and the RNC: Quit raising money off Ronald Reagan's legacy.
Lol


I can't recall a single Reagan reference in Trump's ads. I cannot recall Trump ever saying much about Reagan, except as a better Repub Prez than the Bushies.

Can anyone else?

Now, Trump likes to use images of the Flag, and so did Ronnie. Is that what they mean?

The level of Trump hate has never been higher. Of course I live in a suburb of Seattle. But I ignore that in my statement.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 25, 2020 10:24 PM (sy5kK)

97 Dear Reagan Foundation, Go F yourself. You don't own the truth.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:24 PM (BRkq2)

98 Celia was a legendary hurricane.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (WFcrO)



Celia, you're breaking my heart You're shaking my confidence daily...

Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:24 PM (3vIkC)

99 Posted by: President Reagan at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (qzcbu)

Can't use a revered Republican President's heritage to support an outsider now can we?

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:24 PM (eTZoJ)

100 I am so sad for baseball. I grew up listening to the Cincinnati Reds on the radio with my grandfather and my father and uncles. I remember going to Cincinnati to watch them. My father never missed a game. When he was diagnosed with Alzeheimers, my husband found old videos of Reds games and he would watch them all winter. Even after he lost his sight we would play old recordings of games for him and he was comforted by them. This is the end of baseball for me. I am sad.

Posted by: Megthered at July 25, 2020 10:25 PM (M3bU+)

101 The level of Trump hate has never been higher. Of course I live in a suburb of Seattle. But I ignore that in my statement.


Where I am now there's Trump flags on houses and cars have bumper stickers that say "Trump 2020, make liberals cry again!"

I like it here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 25, 2020 10:25 PM (SchxB)

102 {{{Salty Dog}}}

{{{JT}}}


Salty--I'm glad you're not giving me your distancing hugs any more!

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

103 90 If you're so grateful, why haven't you made me a bacon sandwich? Huh? Huh?!?

Posted by: Robert needs bacon at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (VEMAt)

You have a point there, Robert.
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:22 PM (+ljgK)


SO, carried to the logical conclusion, Emmie, you got a lot of bacon to fry up!

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:26 PM (eTZoJ)

104 Pro sports are dead to me. What a waste of time and energy

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (7ZQe3)

105 Had an '87 Bronco II as my 2nd car.


Thing had no power, had no features (but did have push button 4 wheel drive). Put some bigger wheels and tires on it. It was hit pretty good 3 times (totaled once), repaired each time to almost good as new. Was only 18 when I got it, have some of my best car related memories in that thing.

Badly want one of the new 4 doors. Maybe wait for the Bronco "Raptor" and really piss off Mother Earth.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (yk557)

106
Competitiveness, stoicism, dominance, and aggression, are characteristics identified as "traditional masculinity" in recent guidelines released by the American Psychological Association, elements that are deemed, "on the whole, harmful."



Because most of them are fucking spineless pussies that have never done a day of physical labor in their lives. McDonalds doesn't count.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (sy5kK)

107 Can't use a revered outsider Republican President's heritage to support an outsider now can we?
Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:24 PM (eTZoJ)

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (BRkq2)

108 This is the end of baseball for me. I am sad.

Posted by: Megthered at July 25, 2020 

Was it all the anti American leftwing politics or Joe Buck loving the Yankees?

Posted by: LOL at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (EiNjl)

109 Hurricane Celia cut short a family vacation in Port Aransas when I was a wee child. Family lore says it was a Tropical Storm heading for Galveston so the vacation was not canceled. Then Celia gained strength and made an unexpected turn toward Corpus. We got out before the ferries stopped running.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at July 25, 2020 10:28 PM (d9Cw3)

110 104 Pro sports are dead to me. What a waste of time and energy
Posted by: Pete Seria at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (7ZQe3)

Proud of ya, bro

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:28 PM (BRkq2)

111 94 It's back. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

Seen any gremlins lately?
Posted by: Robert needs bacon


That airplane/William Shatner episode scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I was afraid to look out my bedroom window at night, because I thought some monster would be right there looking back at me.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:28 PM (+lVUW)

112 What's baseball done? Too much BLM?

Posted by: occam's brassiere at July 25, 2020 10:29 PM (ja/kn)

113 hubby was looking at their report on roof shingles
I didn't read it though
Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:22 PM (TOyHQ)


If it makes any difference, 40 years ago my dad was a big fan of Certainteed. I have no idea what his preference might have been more recently.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:29 PM (+ljgK)

114 Ladyl--now with fake mask!

I hear you are crushing the men you face on the court.
Way to go.

Your hug, on the other hand, is a triumph of man-management acumen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (u82oZ)

115 107 Can't use a revered outsider Republican President's heritage to support an outsider now can we?
Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:24 PM (eTZoJ)
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (BRkq2)

You fly-over country rubes aren't supposed to be smart enough to remember that!

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (eTZoJ)

116
Star Trek episode is running on MeTV -- it's the "time portal" one with Mariette Hartley in a skimpy cave woman get up. She gets the hots for Spock.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (f1Vqw)

117 The picture at top is gorgeous, but am I the only one who is usually disappointed in hamburgers like that? They always sound so good on the menu and look so good in the picture. Then you get it, and you can barely taste the beef because there's too much stuff.
Posted by: nerdygirl


It starts with a crusty bun....

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (ysmsf)

118 I can't recall a single Reagan reference in Trump's ads. I cannot recall Trump ever saying much about Reagan, except as a better Repub Prez than the Bushies.

I donated to Trump, so I get a lot of emails and mailings. I've never seen anything referencing Reagan.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

119 Loong time ago, after my Air Force father came back from a short stint in a naval hospital, he told the story going round there was that a nasty and officious Navy Captain there as a patient who used to hurl abuse at the nurses, orderlies and doctors alike.

IOW a real asshole.

So, one day he was in bed lying on his stomach and bare butt exposed, when an orderly came in and let out a laugh.

The Captain: :"What's the matter? You've never seen a rectal thermometer before?"

The Orderly: "Not one disguised as a daffodil, no sir!"

Posted by: Flea Bailey at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (wzMnT)

120 76 I just wanted to point out, also, that Hitler was a vegetarian

Not with all the pig testicle extract I injected into him!

Posted by: Docktor Theodore Morell at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (WTYlk)

121 Hurricane virgin, not ashamed

Posted by: A dude in MI at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (/6GbT)

122 That airplane/William Shatner episode scared the crap out of me when I
was a kid. I was afraid to look out my bedroom window at night, because I
thought some monster would be right there looking back at me.



It would have been Biden. So, your fear was entirely rational.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (SchxB)

123 SO, carried to the logical conclusion, Emmie, you got a lot of bacon to fry up!
Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:26 PM (eTZoJ)


Bacon for everybody!

(I'd better use the oven method.)

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (+ljgK)

124 97 Dear Reagan Foundation, Go F yourself. You don't own the truth.
Posted by: Gilded Age II


I believe some of his children are liberals. I know that ex ballet dancer is.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

125 Pro sports are dead to me. What a waste of time and energy


Posted by: Pete Seria at July 25, 2020 10:27 PM (7ZQe3)

Yeah, I hate it when our hobbies and pasttimes get taken away from us.

Posted by: pookysgirl, trying to hang on at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (XKZwp)

126 vmom 2020

Ask your home insurance firm for recommendations. I did when my roof was trashed by a big hailstorm.

USAA delivered, and my replacement roof gave me a discount on home insurance.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:32 PM (u82oZ)

127 That airplane/William Shatner episode scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I was afraid to look out my bedroom window at night, because I thought some monster would be right there looking back at me.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:28 PM (+lVUW)
* * * *

It's Bob, from the NSA...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:32 PM (WFcrO)

128 If it makes any difference, 40 years ago my dad was a big fan of Certainteed. I have no idea what his preference might have been more recently.
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:29 PM (+ljgK)

Jim & Skip were very helpful with roof facts on the chess thread
it looks like Certainteed is best, but for the price, GAF is good enough for us

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:32 PM (TOyHQ)

129 Competitiveness, stoicism, dominance, and aggression, are characteristics identified as "traditional masculinity" in recent guidelines released by the American Psychological Association, elements that are deemed, "on the whole, harmful."

Try showing dominance or aggression as a guy these days and you'll find yourself out of a job, on the wrong side of a lawsuit, or in a jail cell.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

130 The Reagan Foundation (which runs the Reagan Library) has issued a warning to the Trump campaign and the RNC: Quit raising money off Ronald Reagan's legacy.
Lol
Posted by: President Reagan at July 25, 2020 10:18

What govt bureaucratic institutional idiot came up w/ that? Since when has that been an issue you douchebags.

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 10:32 PM (NUe40)

131 Alongside the golf course where my husband plays is a house where they have completely hung the balcony with Trump 2020 and red, white and blue bunting. My husband says that occasionally, one of the golfers will yell imprecations at the house, whereupon the gentleman of the house come out and gives the golfer his best middle finger salute. Must be a Moron.

Posted by: Akua Makana at July 25, 2020 10:33 PM (M8fx/)

132 114 Ladyl--now with fake mask!

I hear you are crushing the men you face on the court.
Way to go.

Your hug, on the other hand, is a triumph of man-management acumen.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (u82oZ)


No men on the court today, but we had strong opponents. I spent the rest of the day on the couch.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:33 PM (TdMsT)

133 I got a cartoon in Spanish at that address.
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (BRkq2)


Gilded, it worked when I tested it.

There are two spaces to remove in the URL.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:33 PM (+ljgK)

134 https://blindgossip.com/secret-cabinet-conversations/

This is a link to a story by the Other Ace at Blind Gossip. Larry Hogan supposedly had two Trump cabinet secretaries try to talk him into running in the Republican primary against Trump.

If true, I'd say that Mike Esper and Gina Haspell spoke to him. I don't believe that, however.

The funny thing about the article, however, are the comments. This is a gossip site, for crying out loud, and the majority of the comments on it are pro-Trump.

This says something to me about the Silent Majority that is looking at Burn Loot Murder and making up their minds already about 2020.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 25, 2020 10:33 PM (MC8nj)

135 Easy fix. Turn it off.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 25, 2020 10:10 PM (sSXWf)

I'm a Yankees fan and I turned the sound off!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 10:33 PM (dLLD6)

136 Off, nazi doc sock.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at July 25, 2020 10:34 PM (WTYlk)

137 nerdygirl

ISTR Trump was officially a Democrat during the Reagan years. Is that true?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:34 PM (u82oZ)

138 What govt bureaucratic institutional idiot came up w/ that? Since when has that been an issue you douchebags.
Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 10:32 PM (NUe40)

Can you say "The graft must flow!"?
Yes, yes, I think you can!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:35 PM (eTZoJ)

139 you can barely taste the beef because there's too much stuff.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

Agreed. There is a point past which it's just a big mess of stuff and isn't really a burger.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 10:35 PM (dLLD6)

140 Loong time ago, after my Air Force father came back from a short stint in a naval hospital, he told the story going round there was that a nasty and officious Navy Captain there as a patient who used to hurl abuse at the nurses, orderlies and doctors alike.

And that captain was John McCain.
Just kidding.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (+lVUW)

141 Yeah, I hate it when our hobbies and pasttimes get taken away from us.
Posted by: pookysgirl, trying to hang on at July 25, 2020 10:31 PM (XKZwp)


It's the democrats trying out a new campaign strategy: "Do what we want and maybe we'll stop taking away the things that make your life nice!"

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (+ljgK)

142

All hail the Shat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (rCwaK)

143 Salty, sadly our home insurance policy is not the best- it actually prorates the roof based on age

They also did not have a list of roofers to recommend

So, after all this, gonna tell hubby we are switching insurers

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (TOyHQ)

144 I love baseball.

I love football.

I love hockey.

But. I just can't.

I won't.

Instead I'll watch old movies like Slapshot, Major League, and the Longest Yard (the real one).

I love the sports. I hate the taint.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

145
It's the democrats trying out a new campaign strategy: "Do what we want and maybe we'll stop taking away the things that make your life nice!"
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (+ljgK)


The humorless, smug self-righteous left.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

146 97 Dear Reagan Foundation, Go F yourself. You don't own the truth.
Posted by: Gilded Age II



Meh, troll droppings are not anything to get worked up about. RR was the greatest President in my lifetime. Trump is still a work in progress. He's more of a Sledge Hammer holding back an Ocean. May he get 4 more years to expose the Rot.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 25, 2020 10:38 PM (8EKo7)

147 My first hurricane was Alicia. That was a rough one. Of course, I was still in diapers, so I don't remember a damn thing about it. But I still claim it as my first!

My husband's first hurricane was Harvey. He actually still hasn't had the full experience as we didn't need to evacuate. But given we survived Harvey and don't have a lot of tall trees in this area, I'm not sure I'd bother evacuating for anything short of another Ike at this point.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 25, 2020 10:38 PM (rWZ8Y)

148 Loong time ago, after my Air Force father came back from a short stint in a naval hospital, he told the story going round there was that a nasty and officious Navy Captain there as a patient who used to hurl abuse at the nurses, orderlies and doctors alike.

And that captain was John McCain.
Just kidding.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (+lVUW)
* * * *

*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:38 PM (WFcrO)

149 We can save your wife, but that cowboy's a goner.

Posted by: Just the Punchline at July 25, 2020 10:38 PM (yQpMk)

150 Salty, sadly our home insurance policy is not the best- it actually prorates the roof based on age

They also did not have a list of roofers to recommend

So, after all this, gonna tell hubby we are switching insurers
Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (TOyHQ)


I think prorating wrt age is pretty standard because of the potential hail/wind damage costs.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:39 PM (eTZoJ)

151 I love the sports. I hate the taint.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

We, on the other hand, love the taint!

Posted by: The Otters at July 25, 2020 10:39 PM (MC8nj)

152 It's the democrats trying out a new campaign strategy: "Do what we want and maybe we'll stop taking away the things that make your life nice!"
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (+ljgK)


They won't stop. They never stop. That IS what they want. As long as someone, somewhere is enjoying something, it burns at them.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 25, 2020 10:39 PM (t+qrx)

153 I love hockey.



But. I just can't.



I won't.



Instead I'll watch old movies like Slapshot, Major League, and the Longest Yard (the real one).



I love the sports. I hate the taint.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

I have not seen where the NHL has gone full woke. Please tell me they havent?

Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:39 PM (3vIkC)

154 vmom 2020


Sorry to hear that.

My roof would have been prorated based on age, but when I moved I asked the underwriters what Kansans claim the most. Hail damage was the answer. So I had a special codicil on roof repairs, with a much lower minimum that the rest of the house.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (u82oZ)

155 I like baseball as much and as for long as anyone else, but the fact is there is just some shit I refuse to eat.

Posted by: navybrat has a day off at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (w7KSn)

156 Sorry for being me. Love all of you. Yes this is really lame, but --

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (l9m7l)

157 I think prorating wrt age is pretty standard because of the potential hail/wind damage costs.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

---

Depends. You can get replacement coverage (or all losses on your home) for not too much more $$ on your premium. Of course, it depends on your insurer.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (6WCwE)

158 The humorless, smug self-righteous left.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (TdMsT)


Your problem is that you are far too kind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (eTZoJ)

159 Sorry for being me. Love all of you. Yes this is really lame, but --
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (l9m7l)
* * * *

Good to see you! No need to apologize.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:41 PM (WFcrO)

160 Hrothgar, actually not! Our neighborhood was all hit by hail- pretty much just us All State customers had that particular policy. The others are almost all are full replacement cost less deductible.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:42 PM (TOyHQ)

161
Your problem is that you are far too kind!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (eTZoJ)


Sigh. I know. I'm working on being much meaner.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

162 I like baseball as much and as for long as anyone else, but the fact is there is just some shit I refuse to eat.

Posted by: navybrat has a day off at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (w7KSn)

Same.

Done with all sports, pro and college.

There must be financial consequences.

Posted by: Ha at July 25, 2020 10:43 PM (EiNjl)

163 137 nerdygirl

ISTR Trump was officially a Democrat during the Reagan years. Is that true?
Posted by: NaCly Dog


It wouldn't surprise me. He's from NYC. He's also a businessman, they tend to be pragmatists rather than ideologically pure. I believe that he evolved to what he is today because he didn't like what he was seeing from establishment politicians of both parties.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

164 There are two spaces to remove in the URL.
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:33 PM (+ljgK)
===
Thanks! Worked. Hadn't seen it.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:43 PM (BRkq2)

165 (Psst.....the feeling was mutual.....)
Posted by: JT at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (arJlL)


Thank you for explaining, JT. Sometimes I'm a little slow.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:43 PM (+ljgK)

166 I think I'm gonna have to call USAA and get more details, and the name of a roofer. They did send me a notice that they were increasing my rates due to the age of the roof.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:43 PM (eTZoJ)

167 Yeah, it's what I get for not paying attention when hubs switched us to All State from Stare Farm.
Penny wise...

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:44 PM (TOyHQ)

168 Ladyl--now with fake mask!

How has your team done in the league? Are you heading for the finals? I'd hate to think you are the Chicago Cubs of Tennis.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:44 PM (u82oZ)

169 160 Hrothgar, actually not! Our neighborhood was all hit by hail- pretty much just us All State customers had that particular policy. The others are almost all are full replacement cost less deductible.
Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:42 PM (TOyHQ)


It took me a while to find a company that would cover full roof replacement.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

170 Frankly, I am grateful for all the miscreants, punsters, historians, wits, polymaths, linguists, philosophers, poets, weapons experts, dog trainers, rocket surgeons, GAINZZZ aficionados, and grammaticians that inhabit this swamp of iniquity!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (eTZoJ)


Yes, Hroth, this is our little island of sanity.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:44 PM (+ljgK)

171 Before the Bronco, the environmental wackos complained about the Ford Valdez. Anyone remember what vehicle that was?

Posted by: clutch at July 25, 2020 10:44 PM (9UmRs)

172 Sorry for being me. Love all of you. Yes this is really lame, but --
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 25, 2020 10:40

Huh? I think of all places on the net this is where you can be you.

What TF are you talking about

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (NUe40)

173 Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

I have not seen where the NHL has gone full woke. Please tell me they havent?
Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:39 PM (3vIkC)

(Jump to top of page)

Ah, hell, I don't even know. I am simply fucking sick of it all. All of it.

I am waiting for the Left to tell me that Tolkien was a cross-dressing fag.

And Slayer are vegans who live in a kibbutz.

I struggle daily to keep driving on, and not simply crawl into a bottle.

It is not easy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (x8Wzq)

174 Can't stop farting.
Posted by: Robert


Found my new press liaison

Posted by: Eric Swalwell at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (ykYG2)

175 Sigh. I know. I'm working on being much meaner.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)


More killer serves is just the thing you need to get in the mood!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (eTZoJ)

176 I have an unrelated question -

what do you guys think of Consumer Reports?

is it objective, unbiased, and accurate

or used to ge but not anymore?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:15 PM (TOyHQ)

they are filthy Commies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (SNXHr)

177 163 137 nerdygirl

ISTR Trump was officially a Democrat during the Reagan years. Is that true?
Posted by: NaCly Dog

It wouldn't surprise me. He's from NYC. He's also a businessman, they tend to be pragmatists rather than ideologically pure. I believe that he evolved to what he is today because he didn't like what he was seeing from establishment politicians of both parties.
Posted by: nerdygirl



Trump was a Democrat until he ran for President. He's the most conservative Republican since Reagan. Welcome to Heinlein's Crazy Years.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (8EKo7)

178 Well, folks, reporting from the People's [sic] Republic [sic] of New Yorkistan! According to the Citizen app, Antifa/BLM mobs are marching around downtown Manhattan (my neighborhood: yay!); they blocked all traffic across the Brooklyn Bridge; they stomped into Chinatown, they attacked the police ... the police called for reinforcements and even arrested a few of the fuckkers [they'll be turned loose immediately, no worries].
Then a thousand bicycle assholes also mobbed the streets -- these freeks are roaming the city at will, violating all traffic laws [hey! laws aren't for LEFTISTS]; then the mobs converged with ANOTHER mob coming down from Union Square, a favorite stomping ground for the Communists. All are marching east on Houston Street at the moment, screaming obscenities and throwing shit at the cops as they go.

Damn these people.

Posted by: Beverly at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (jdUJl)

179 vmom, Commissar Hrothgar - also, check out Erie. They have a limited section of the country where they write policies but I've had them forever and I had no issues at all with getting my roof claim approved for complete replacement.

My premium rates are very reasonable also.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 25, 2020 10:46 PM (6WCwE)

180 There must be financial consequences.
Posted by: Ha at July 25, 2020 10:43 PM (EiNjl)
===
Yes.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:46 PM (BRkq2)

181 nerdygirl

I think the influence of Melania is very evident, especially on religion. Probably on more issues.

He has stated that the hardest he ever worked was to convince her to marry him. Because she has a very smart brain.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

182 LadyL, hail storms are very rare in my area
So maybe now it will affect policies offered though

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:47 PM (TOyHQ)

183 Yes, Hroth, this is our little island of sanity.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:44 PM (+ljgK)[/i

Not so sure I would go that far, but I sense your intentions are good!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:47 PM (eTZoJ)

184 The Last Place Men Can Settle Things Like Men

Ed O'Neill

Badass. I had no idea.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (MC8nj)

Not two paras in, and the author took a gratuitous shot at Trump. Fuck him in the ass with a flaming pineapple.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 10:47 PM (SNXHr)

185 We had Nationwide in Texas and they were decent. At one point they discontinued roof replacement coverage (probably got tired of paying for re-roofs after hail storms) so we had to have that coverage as a separate add on. Was worth talking to the agent about it.

We had difficulty with one mortgage company while replacing a roof after hail damage. They wanted all sorts of hoops jumped through so they could verify that the coverage money was actually used for a roof and not something unrelated. We had to re-fi the house to get our roof replaced.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:48 PM (WFcrO)

186 Puddleglum

The good news is the sun is not going Nova soon. Right? Right?

But the rest of his short story is understated by this year's standards. Never thought I would say that about the Crazy Years.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

187
More killer serves is just the thing you need to get in the mood!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (eTZoJ)

I got cheated out of an ace today. Hit a serve right on the T and receiver was standing on the outside. She called it out. My partner saw it and said it was definitely in. Sigh...

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

188 they are filthy Commies.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 10:45

Thanks for your opinion, I do value it. We get a subscription from my leftist SIL & BIL. I consult it sometimes but noticed a leftist twist.

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 10:49 PM (NUe40)

189 Welcome to Heinlein's Crazy Years.
Posted by: Puddleglum at July 25, 2020 10:45 PM (8EKo7)


Robert H was an optimist!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:49 PM (eTZoJ)

190 162 I like baseball as much and as for long as anyone else, but the fact is there is just some shit I refuse to eat.
Posted by: navybrat has a day off at July 25, 2020 10:40 PM (w7KSn)
===
Yes. Tell it, bro.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:50 PM (BRkq2)

191
And Spock is making out with Mariette Hartley. He picks her up and lays her down.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:50 PM (rCwaK)

192 25 New Bronco looks a bit generic
and no V8? Feh
evening all
Posted by: DB- just DB. Ask about our Statue Replacement Plan at July 25, 2020 10:09 PM

2.7L turbo is a lot of motor for that truck. 2.3L is plenty.

Posted by: clutch at July 25, 2020 10:50 PM (9UmRs)

193 It appears that Spock is about to slip his spermataphore into Ms. Hartley's ovipositor...

Posted by: Zettai at July 25, 2020 10:50 PM (prJfn)

194 Does anyone else think it's kind of amazing that Trump has the Left making fun of the dementia test??

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 10:50 PM (uEbPt)

195 Only a couple days in, but woke baseball isn't nearly as prevalent on the radio. Local broadcasts, anyway. ESPN radio national broadcast is probably worse, but I haven't listened. I've watched a few innings in TV, but just turned the sound down. If the objection is the overall PR of the league, fair enough. But the games are still the games.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at July 25, 2020 10:51 PM (ja/kn)

196 Black man explains to BLM utes simple facts of life.

nsfw language.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1287061681672278018

Posted by: HiHo at July 25, 2020 10:51 PM (gsaS2)

197 She called it out. My partner saw it and said it was definitely in. Sigh...
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)


It goes without saying that you are keeping notes, right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:51 PM (eTZoJ)

198 Salty, sadly our home insurance policy is not the best- it actually prorates the roof based on age

They also did not have a list of roofers to recommend

So, after all this, gonna tell hubby we are switching insurers
Posted by: vmom 2020
______-

We had a hail storm here 2 months ago. Didn't seem too bad compared to the ones we had in OK. Lot of roofers knocking on our door and a lot of neighbors getting new roofs. We asked our agent if he knew an honest roofer that he would trust and he gave us a contact. Guy came out and said roof had enough damage to replace, but if we wanted to we could patch and maybe get 4 more years out of it. We have a flat deductible so better to replace now. Roofer said they could do the job in October. We had a similar referral from our agent for roof work as well. We've had good agents with our insurance company.

Posted by: Aviator at July 25, 2020 10:51 PM (0FTCx)

199 The problem with sports now is they are political rallies and not a diversion from life. Groan men play kids games for millions of dollars who can't let us enjoy watching them do what anyone one of.wishes we could so for a living. Nope eat some shit sandwhich... which btw cost 24 dollars.at yankme stadium. No thanks

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 25, 2020 10:52 PM (9dzlp)

200 We are venturing out to Colorado Springs tomorrow to see a Casita trailer. They are not sold at dealerships, so Casita relies on volunteer current owners to give tours.

Anyway, the owner wants us to wear masks.

I am so sick of this. I'm going to do it to get what I want (a peek at the trailer) but it wears on me every time I run into another person who believes the hype. It makes me not want to go anywhere.

Tomorrow is the first church service since Polis tightened restrictions. I've been showing up maskless and felt sorry for ushers that were required to wear them. Now we all do.

Bleh.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:52 PM (+ljgK)

201 Beverly, are there any democrat mayors and governors who aren't handing cities over to violent mobs of thugs?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

202 Posted by: occam's brassiere at July 25, 2020 10:51 PM (ja/kn)


See the women's roundball team wall off when they started playing the National Anthem.

Posted by: HiHo at July 25, 2020 10:52 PM (gsaS2)

203 One of Heinlein's earlier books was Farnham's Freehold. I did not like it much as a novel, but he called it. Brown people ruled the future.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (x8Wzq)

204 I can't recall a single Reagan reference in Trump's ads. I cannot recall Trump ever saying much about Reagan, except as a better Repub Prez than the Bushies.

I donated to Trump, so I get a lot of emails and mailings. I've never seen anything referencing Reagan.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (+lVUW)


me neither

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (Ed8Zd)

205 Trump is what he is today because he genuinely loves America and is grateful for what it has given him. These are two things missing from most of our prominent politicians and certainly EVERYONE with a D after their name.

There was a time not too long ago when if you loved America it didn't indicate what party you identified with.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (uEbPt)

206 Democrats and liberals are pro criminal. Geez, some of them want to give the vote to convicts, including murderers and rapists.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

207
The Sun won't go nova -- it will turn into a red giant whose diameter may or may not engulf the earth's orbit.

In about 4 billion years. Then it will eventually become a white dwarf. But life on earth will end well before the red giant phase.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (rCwaK)

208
Finally watched Once Upon A Time in Hollywood this afternoon. Pitt and DeCraprio were excellent, although Pitt REALLY needs to come up with another regional accent, because he's overused this one in the past several movies.

The Bad: Tarantino needs an editor willing to tell him "No".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (LoXTY)

209 >2.7L turbo is a lot of motor for that truck. 2.3L is plenty.
Posted by: clutch


can't really tell how big the truck is from the photo

Posted by: DB- just DB. Ask about our Statue Replacement Plan at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (iTXRQ)

210 I quit watching a few years ago because I was already sick of the bull and I can give you a few pointers.
1. Do not check scores.
2. Do not watch highlights or listen to sports talk.

After a couple of weeks you will discover a yuge feeling of freedom and YOUR WEEKEND WILL FEEL AT LEAST TWICE AS LONG!

It's luxurious.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:54 PM (BRkq2)

211 Can't stop farting.
Posted by: Robert

Get thee to the intercom!

Posted by: fly gal at July 25, 2020 10:54 PM (oLMnx)

212 Speaking of fighting, thanks to whomever posted this link yesterday:

https://www.oldeshillelagh.com/fighting-sticks

Ordered one today.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 25, 2020 10:54 PM (Qio/u)

213 Pug Mahon

Didn't that book have ritual cannibalism in it. And a lot of stuff that kinda went over my head at 13.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (u82oZ)

214 Tomorrow is the first church service since Polis
tightened restrictions. I've been showing up maskless and felt sorry
for ushers that were required to wear them. Now we all do.



Bleh.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:52 PM (+ljgK)


I would comment that Gov. Rainbow is a freaking commie, but here in Indiana Gov. Fascist Karen has declared Mask Compliance starting Monday. It will never end. They love the control they have over us.

Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (3vIkC)

215 looks vaguely Jeep-y

Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (iTXRQ)

216 Ok, one thing that has been immensely cheering for me is my black brothers and sisters in Christ standing up for righteousness and resisting the race warmongers. I've seen a few videos, like the ones with Bevelyn Beatty.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (+ljgK)

217 @202...I'm talking baseball, specifically, and sports entertainment generally. Women's basketball, sadly, does not qualify.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (ja/kn)

218 Trump likely doesn't reference Reagan often because although Reagan had broad appeal, he has been defined in our culture as an evil Republican.

This is despite Democrats saying his name every election cycle to lure in older voters.

Trump plays on broad symbols and the collective unconscious in his marketing. Oh, and the truth.

The Reagan Foundation thing is just another op by some idiot leftists. See? Even Ronald Reagan hates Trump!!!

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (uEbPt)

219 Ok bedtime for me
Catch you guys on the tail end of the ONT

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:56 PM (TOyHQ)

220 211 Can't stop farting.
Posted by: Robert

Get thee to the intercom!
Posted by: fly gal at July 25, 2020 10:54 PM (oLMnx)


Are we watching a meme in the formative stages?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:56 PM (eTZoJ)

221 In about 4 billion years. Then it will eventually become a white dwarf. But life on earth will end well before the red giant phase.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion



*destroys Last Will and Testament in front of entire family*

"I'm spending every penny! You're on your own!"

Posted by: Sharkman at July 25, 2020 10:56 PM (Qio/u)

222 ..Salty, sadly our home insurance policy is not the best- it actually prorates the roof based on age

They also did not have a list of roofers to recommend

So, after all this, gonna tell hubby we are switching insurers

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:37 PM (TOyHQ)




Check your policy carefully. It will pronounce one of two types of coverage.

Actual Cash Value. Per your statement, this would reflect that, prorated for age.

How. Ev. Errrrrr.

If it says "Replacement Cost Value", then you have FULL COVERAGE on your roof, BUT, the initial payout will be the Actual Cash Value of the roof in it's present state. After the job is complete, you then turn in all the paperwork to be funded with what is called "Recoverable Depreciation."

Don't depend soley upon your Insurance Agent or their Adjuster to explore these languages for you. Ask your roofer, as they've seen 1,000s of these contracts, and they know stuff.

Much of which is often knowledge of insurance trickery, likely worth thousands of dollars to you.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 25, 2020 10:57 PM (QzJWU)

223 publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

I know. In the Robert A. Heinlein short story about the "Crazy Years", that is how he ended the story. He knew as well, but -- Science Fiction.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:57 PM (u82oZ)

224 The Bad: Tarantino needs an editor willing to tell him "No".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (LoXTY)

I'm a huge Tarantino fan and I agree. His editor Sally Menke died tragically in 2011 and his three movies since have suffered bigly.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 10:57 PM (uEbPt)

225 Meanwhile... Back on the ice-world Hoth...

Posted by: Zettai at July 25, 2020 10:57 PM (prJfn)

226 Bevelyn Beatty is a true American hero. You go, girl!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 25, 2020 10:57 PM (WFcrO)

227 It's the democrats trying out a new campaign
strategy: "Do what we want and maybe we'll stop taking away the things
that make your life nice!"



Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (+ljgK)

Even if I was a "lo-fo" voter, why would I believe them? They've shown that they just won't leave people alone.
Not saying you're wrong in figuring out their strategy, it's just not going to end well for them.

Posted by: pookysgirl, trying to hang on at July 25, 2020 10:57 PM (XKZwp)

228 >>>The Reagan Foundation thing is just another op by some idiot leftists. See? Even Ronald Reagan hates Trump!!!
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (uEbPt)


They are jealous that Barr made his speech at the Nixon library.

Posted by: HiHo at July 25, 2020 10:58 PM (gsaS2)

229 They love the control they have over us.
Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (3vIkC)


It seems that there has to be something effective we could do. I wish I had Trump's juditsu (sp?) skills - - using an opponent's strength against him. I'm thinking the thing to do is to write the county commissioners and the city council and ask if we can declare independence.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:58 PM (+ljgK)

230 11 Can't stop farting.
Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2020 10:05 PM (VEMAt)


On topic: I finished the main campaign of "South Park: The Fractured but Whole" today after picking it and its DLCs up on the cheap on Steam a week ago. Pretty good! I'm gonna give it a rest for a while before tackling "From Dusk 'Til Casa Bonita."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: we can haz purge now? at July 25, 2020 10:58 PM (DTX3h)

231 Thanks for your opinion, I do value it. We get a subscription from my leftist SIL & BIL. I consult it sometimes but noticed a leftist twist.
Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 10:49 PM (NUe40)

Well, the view everything through the lens of climate change. And automobiles are supposed to be boring transit pods.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 10:58 PM (SNXHr)

232 The Reagan Foundation thing is just another op by some idiot leftists. See? Even Ronald Reagan hates Trump!!!
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (uEbPt)

It sounds to me like something the Republic Party would do. Either way, it's retarded.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 10:59 PM (BRkq2)

233 Yeah, it's what I get for not paying attention when hubs switched us to All State from Stare Farm.
Penny wise...

Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:44 PM (TOyHQ)


Oh yeah, you're in good hands with Allstate, until you make that first claim...

Definitely check for replacement coverage on your next policy. I don't mind a high deductible, but I insist on replacement coverage. None of that prorated shit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2020 10:59 PM (Z4rgH)

234 I have not seen where the NHL has gone full woke. Please tell me they havent?
Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:39 PM (3vIkC)

Last year the Flyers removed the Kate Smith statue and stopped playing God Bless America.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2020 11:00 PM (2DOZq)

235 it's just not going to end well for them.
Posted by: pookysgirl, trying to hang on at July 25, 2020 10:57 PM (XKZwp)


I so hope you are right, Pookysgirl.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 11:00 PM (+ljgK)

236
Potato gun -- I'm not sure I'd want the combustion chamber right next to my head.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 25, 2020 11:00 PM (t5m5e)

237 Posted by: Sharkman at July 25, 2020 10:54 PM (Qio/u)

The lead loaded feature is going to make it difficult to claim this as a medically required cane when you pass through the metal detector!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:01 PM (eTZoJ)

238 Fuck him in the ass with a flaming pineapple.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 10:47 PM (SNXHr)

Calm down.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:01 PM (dLLD6)

239 216 Ok, one thing that has been immensely cheering for me is my black brothers and sisters in Christ standing up for righteousness and resisting the race warmongers. I've seen a few videos, like the ones with Bevelyn Beatty.
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (+ljgK)


It is so good to see this.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

240 It's the democrats trying out a new campaign strategy: "Do what we want and maybe we'll stop taking away the things that make your life nice!"
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:36 PM (+ljgK)

The benefit of not having anything making your life nice is there's nothing they can take away.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:01 PM (NWiLs)

241 Last year the Flyers removed the Kate Smith statue and stopped playing God Bless America.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2020 11:00 PM (2DOZq)


The Flyers suck anyways. Let's see how the league does in a week. If they all (or most of them) kneel, I am done. And hockey is by far my favorite sport.

Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 11:02 PM (3vIkC)

242 Consumer Reports lost me when they were rating birth control methods and they said that abortions were safer than carrying your baby to term.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 11:02 PM (+ljgK)

243 pookysgirl, trying to hang on

Keep your little list, of people who will not be missed, close to your heart, and OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:02 PM (u82oZ)

244 Don't depend soley upon your Insurance Agent or their Adjuster to explore these languages for you. Ask your roofer, as they've seen 1,000s of these contracts, and they know stuff.

Much of which is often knowledge of insurance trickery, likely worth thousands of dollars to you.

Posted by: Jim

---

So it has been said, so it shall be.

My initial claim payout was made as you said (roughly 2/3 of the entire claim). I will get the Recoverable Depreciation amount after presentation of pictures and a receipt from the roofer to the insurance co. adjuster.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 25, 2020 11:02 PM (6WCwE)

245 lookat all those science denying teachers!
Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (TOyHQ)
===
Fauci's excuse making after being caught not wearing a mask at the baseball game logically implies that school can start and the kids can sit shoulder-t0-shoulder, so long as one of them has a water bottle at her side.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (BRkq2)

246 Horde!

Words can do no justice to your compassion.

I experienced it with Baby Sister two years ago, and with MIL last night.

She passed early this morning. Not unexpected, but sad.

Thank you all for your prayers.

Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (1IRbd)

247 looks vaguely Jeep-y
Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (iTXRQ)

The original Bronco was Ford's answer to the CJ series of Jeeps, and every bit as basic as them.

And Ford built actual Jeeps during WWII. MB was the Willys Jeep, and GPW was the Ford one. Parts were interchangeable.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (SNXHr)

248 There must be financial consequences.

Posted by: Ha at July 25, 2020 10:43 PM (EiNjl)

Agreed. I have many great memories of going to ballgames with family and friends, and I was looking forward to passing down those traditions and past times with my sons. The pandering to blm is a complete deal breaker for me. I won't watch a single game or go to at&t park anymore.

That money and time will be spent at the range and in the great outdoors.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (oh+79)

249 For some reason, listening to Up on the Roof while watching Corporate Team Building over and over is oddly satisfying.

Good evening cobs, commenters, lurkers, and Bob.

Just got back from laundry and grocery run. Masks masks masks. Me, I just stood around with my allergic cough.

One obscenely obese old fellow looked like he was dressed for the People of Wal-Mart Special, butt crack showing and all. He and his terrified-looking chihuahua in a squeaking, rattling riding cart were quite a sight. But, no mask.

Posted by: mindful webworker
spud people under Chicago
at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (3W5cQ)

250 3 charged with violating federal firearms laws (felons in possession, one illegal machine gun) in Chicago under Trump's federal enforcement surge. Still remains to be seen whether this "charging and prosecuting criminals for breaking laws" experiment will pan out. I don't know if this sort of thing been tried before.

https://tinyurl.com/y63vo844

Posted by: hogmartin at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (t+qrx)

251 Emmie

It was on power lines and cancer that hit me the hardest. I was really up on the topic as an EMP tester, and CR did not understand.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (u82oZ)

252
Calm down.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:01 PM (dLLD6)

To be fair to AOP, they left a comment up agreeing with the author that Trump is a "disaster" and a "zionist" who supports Israel.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (uEbPt)

253 Words can do no justice to your compassion.

I experienced it with Baby Sister two years ago, and with MIL last night.

She passed early this morning. Not unexpected, but sad.

Thank you all for your prayers.
Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (1IRbd)

My condolences to you, sir.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 11:04 PM (SNXHr)

254 "I'm spending every penny! You're on your own!"

Posted by: Sharkman at July 25, 2020 10:56 PM (Qio/u)

My wife worked with a man who was quite wealthy...several hundreds of millions wealthy!

He told her that his kids were getting cocky, and one day he told them that they had better buck up and start working hard in school, because the last check he writes is going to bounce

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:04 PM (dLLD6)

255 There should have been a dash between "disaster" and "and".

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 11:04 PM (uEbPt)

256 216 Ok, one thing that has been immensely cheering for me is my black brothers and sisters in Christ standing up for righteousness and resisting the race warmongers. I've seen a few videos, like the ones with Bevelyn Beatty.
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:55 PM (+ljgK)


Ibguy--My heart goes out to you and your family.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

257 234 I have not seen where the NHL has gone full woke. Please tell me they havent?
Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 10:39 PM (3vIkC)

Last year the Flyers removed the Kate Smith statue and stopped playing God Bless America.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation



Yes, they did. It was about a song that Kate Smith sang in a duet with Paul Robeson: "That's why Darkies were born". Paul Robeson was a black civil rights icon. He was also a unrepentant Stalinist. The song was NOT racist by any means but in fact mocked it. We live in stupid times.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 25, 2020 11:05 PM (8EKo7)

258 245 lookat all those science denying teachers!
Posted by: vmom 2020 at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (TOyHQ)
===
Fauci's excuse making after being caught not wearing a mask at the baseball game logically implies that school can start and the kids can sit shoulder-t0-shoulder, so long as one of them has a water bottle at her side.
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (BRkq2)

Fauci is a lying hack scumbag piece of shit who should be beaten in the face with a baseball bat until unrecognizable.

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

259 ibguy

Prayers ascending for you and yours, and may she be in a better place.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:05 PM (u82oZ)

260 Keep your little list, of people who will not be missed, close to your heart, and OPSEC.



Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:02 PM (u82oZ)

Sweet honey iced tea, it is so hard to keep a leash on Pooky these days when he *knows* he can go on a murder spree and get away with it.

Posted by: pookysgirl, trying to hang on at July 25, 2020 11:06 PM (XKZwp)

261 Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (1IRbd)

(Jump to top of page)

Praying, brother...

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 11:06 PM (x8Wzq)

262 233 Oh yeah, you're in good hands with Allstate, until you make that first claim...

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2020 10:59 PM (Z4rgH)


I still resent them for having dumped every Florida homeowner policy which included that of my parents who filed one moderate claim (i.e., not a roof replacement) over the course of decades.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: we can haz purge now? at July 25, 2020 11:06 PM (DTX3h)

263 Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (uEbPt)

Go back into some our old posts and their are comments that are vile. Should Ace be vilified for that?


It's a good article, and the shot at Trump was a bit more complex than just bullshit Trump-Hate.

And it's a fucking ONT, so lighten up.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:07 PM (dLLD6)

264 CR did not understand.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (u82oZ)


But NaCly, they only consult real scientists, not those accursed science deniers!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:07 PM (eTZoJ)

265 47 I have an unrelated question -

what do you guys think of Consumer Reports?

is it objective, unbiased, and accurate

or used to ge but not anymore?

Posted by: vmom 2020
--------
vmom,

CR is fairly neutral but has an occasional left leaning article but I think they are worth reading just for informational purposes alone on all the gadget, electronics, appliance testing and R&D.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 25, 2020 11:07 PM (+ldAm)

266 {{{Insom}}}

I hope you week was good.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

267 pookysgirl, trying to hang on

Well, point him in the right direction, but only when needed. You two have been through so much!

I'd star you in the AoSHQ soap opera, but as guest stars. We can have a contest at to the top billed stars.

Uncle Pap is in the contest.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:09 PM (u82oZ)

268 ibguy.. what's your drink, amigo? I'm buying.

Sincere Condolences, my friend.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 25, 2020 11:09 PM (QzJWU)

269 iPosted by: pookysgirl, trying to hang on at July 25, 2020 11:06 PM (XKZwp)

PG, prayers up for you and your family!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:10 PM (eTZoJ)

270 It's the democrats trying out a new campaign strategy: "Do what we want and maybe we'll stop taking away the things that make your life nice!"
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:36

The benefit of not having anything making your life nice is there's nothing they can take away.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:01

Hey here, you have a nice job that you didn't have and sought for a long time. Plus neither you nor I have the Commie Lung Flu. Be happy!

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 11:10 PM (NUe40)

271 Posted by: DB- just DB. Ask about our Statue Replacement Plan at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (iTXRQ)

Trust me, it's a lot of motor for that truck.

Posted by: clutch at July 25, 2020 11:10 PM (9UmRs)

272 I want one of those Broncos. I had one of the originals a 1971 model. I loved it. Wife however did not. 302 and 3 on the tree.

Posted by: RJD at July 25, 2020 11:11 PM (ucNdt)

273 And it's a fucking ONT, so lighten up.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:07 PM (dLLD6)

FWIW, that was just a pro-forma pineapple thrust, as indeed the Trump smear in the article probably was.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 11:11 PM (SNXHr)

274 Commissar Hrothgar

I do look at CR; for the reliability ratings. Like anything, buyer beware. It is hard to get reliable appliances since one firm in China is making most of them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:11 PM (u82oZ)

275
Fauci is a lying hack scumbag piece of shit who should be beaten in the face with a baseball bat until unrecognizable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:05 PM (NWiLs)


Please get in line.

I want to be first.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

276 the Trump smear in the article probably was.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 11:11 PM (SNXHr)

The grammar was confused, and it is possible that it wasn't much of a criticism at all. Just a crappy proof read and editor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:12 PM (dLLD6)

277 Fauci is a lying hack scumbag piece of shit who should be beaten in the face with a baseball bat until unrecognizable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:05 PM (NWiLs)
Please get in line.
I want to be first.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)


Now there are two of you that are too nice, I hope this isn't catching!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:13 PM (eTZoJ)

278 https://youtu.be/-h3gXKArWyw

A little Tom Petty to pick you all up.

Night all!

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 25, 2020 11:13 PM (8EKo7)

279 266 {{{Insom}}}

I hope you week was good.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

*groans*
*rubs temples*

It was just ducky.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:13 PM (NWiLs)

280 Go back into some our old posts and their are comments that are vile. Should Ace be vilified for that?


It's a good article, and the shot at Trump was a bit more complex than just bullshit Trump-Hate.

And it's a fucking ONT, so lighten up.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:07 PM (dLLD6)

Except this is a pretty freeflow site. I don't know how freeflow Quilette would be if similar comments were about anyone other than Jews. Last I'm saying tonight on the matter.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 11:13 PM (uEbPt)

281 The grammar was confused, and it is possible that it wasn't much of a criticism at all. Just a crappy proof read and editor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2020 11:12 PM (dLLD6)

It would have been a decent article if he had left it out altogether. But he had to virtue-signal to his peeps.

Quillette is not my go-to for balanced writing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 11:14 PM (SNXHr)

282
*groans*
*rubs temples*

It was just ducky.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:13 PM (NWiLs)


I hope you're busy as hell!

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:15 PM (TdMsT)

283 275
Fauci is a lying hack scumbag piece of shit who should be beaten in the face with a baseball bat until unrecognizable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:05 PM (NWiLs)


Please get in line.

I want to be first.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

I got this one. I need the pick-me-up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

284 Golf Channel will not let go of the George Floyd shit, due to the tournament being held in Minneapolis this week.

I had to turn off their coverage tonight.

I just wanna watch some sports and not be assaulted by political shut 24 hours a day.

Is that too much to ask?

Apparently it is ...

Posted by: browndog at July 25, 2020 11:15 PM (BgMrQ)

285 Hey everybody.

Did everyone hear the news? China has just announced and launched their own online competitor to Amazon. It's called Yangtze.

They claim to have everything imaginable, just like Bezos' site, and shipping for most items is $2.99, but you can get their version of Amazon Prime, called Yangtze Choice, for free forever. All you have to do is agree to have a Huawei-made chip permanently installed in the back of your neck.

Also, while Amazon only has one Prime Day a year, Yangtze is claiming they're going to have one ever week, which they call Tiananmen Tuesdays. Said the official spokesperson for Yangtze, "Tiananmen Tuesday deals are so incredible, they could stop a tank!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (L2ZTs)

286 In about 4 billion years. Then it will eventually become a white dwarf. But life on earth will end well before the red giant phase.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (rCwaK)


But what will Keith Richards do then?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (sy5kK)

287 282
*groans*
*rubs temples*

It was just ducky.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:13 PM (NWiLs)


I hope you're busy as hell!
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:15 PM (TdMsT)

Reasonably busy, just dealing with certain people's...idiosyncrasies shall we say.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (NWiLs)

288 ibguy

Can you make it to the Texas MoMeet? If you do, my first bacon slice delivered by the Bacon Wench will be given to you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:17 PM (u82oZ)

289 Fauci is a lying hack scumbag piece of shit who should be beaten in the face with a baseball bat until unrecognizable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:05 PM (NWiLs)
===

Well, there's that.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:17 PM (BRkq2)

290 @284...turn down the sound. Put on some music. Works wonders.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at July 25, 2020 11:17 PM (ja/kn)

291 Well, time to go put the steak on the grill. Got my shop ramp all built, and drove the pickup in and out to test it; nothing broke. Then I had to mount up on the riding mower, and mow some grass. With all the rain we've had, it's growing nearly an inch a day, seems like.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 11:17 PM (SNXHr)

292 Frankly, I am grateful for all the miscreants, punsters, historians, wits, polymaths, linguists, philosophers, poets, weapons experts, dog trainers, rocket surgeons, GAINZZZ aficionados, and grammaticians that inhabit this swamp of iniquity!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 10:18 PM (eTZoJ)

Yes, Hroth, this is our little island of sanity.
Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 10:44

Well said, very true. Or are we the insane ones?
Nah, we are sane, they are f'ing stupid beyond belief. I'm pretty sure. LOL

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 11:17 PM (NUe40)

293 Feeling down and dirty, feeling kinda mean. I've been from one to the other extreme...

Posted by: Mookie at July 25, 2020 11:17 PM (3vIkC)

294 I got this one. I need the pick-me-up.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)


So you found tire irons to be, shall we say, a bit lacking, as instruments of persuasion?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:18 PM (eTZoJ)

295 Protesters shutting down some streets in Denver
DPD probably just standing by, watching

Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 11:18 PM (iTXRQ)

296 O_O

Winchester 230gn Ranger T-Series .45 ACP has an average penetration of 14.5" and an average expansion to a fucking inch over five shots.

I must find some.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 25, 2020 11:18 PM (t+qrx)

297 Good night, Puddleglum. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:18 PM (u82oZ)

298
Reasonably busy, just dealing with certain people's...idiosyncrasies shall we say.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (NWiLs)


It seems the crazies are just baked into the cake. Especially these days.

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:19 PM (TdMsT)

299 294 I got this one. I need the pick-me-up.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

So you found tire irons to be, shall we say, a bit lacking, as instruments of persuasion?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:18 PM (eTZoJ)

Certainly not. But the poetic nature of using a baseball bat in this case was irresistible.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)

300 298
Reasonably busy, just dealing with certain people's...idiosyncrasies shall we say.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (NWiLs)


It seems the crazies are just baked into the cake. Especially these days.
Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:19 PM (TdMsT)

Sure seems that way.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:20 PM (NWiLs)

301 Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

It's bounce or break.

From John Brunner's The Shockwave Rider.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:20 PM (u82oZ)

302 Well said, very true. Or are we the insane ones?
Nah, we are sane, they are f'ing stupid beyond belief. I'm pretty sure. LOL
Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 11:17 PM (NUe40)


Been here a long time, met quite a few of posters in the real life, no question that we are the sane ones. But evil has a fascination and power all of its own which makes it seem invincible in the short run!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:20 PM (eTZoJ)

303 You want to see the worst four wheel drives buried in mud pictures? Just look first, for the Diesel powered one tons. Give 'em a snorkel, and they could dive like a submarine.

Second worst are the nose-heavy V8 Jeep CJ and Cherokees, followed by full size C5 Bla*ers and OJ Simpson vintage Broncos.

What works? Balanced for power & weight. Jeep's legendary 4 liter straight six. Ford's 300 cubic inch straight six.

The new Bronco has the right engine choices, and that 2.7 is amazing for it size.

I've read that Ford has had to put the Bronco assembly line on double shift now, just to keep up with demand.

I blame Trump for this, of course.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 25, 2020 11:20 PM (QzJWU)

304 But the poetic nature of using a baseball bat in this case was irresistible.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)


Ah yes, the ethereal beauty of thinking of the good doctor getting some batting practice, very understandable!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:22 PM (eTZoJ)

305 Jim

The Bronco is a sweet car, but my car buying days are in the future, I get a new car and ride it into the pavement.

Unless it gets 30mpg.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:23 PM (u82oZ)

306 Some of the police officers who have tried to leave from some of the worst cities, I somehow seem to have gathered, have been told that they will lose their retirement if they leave without their paperwork being processed. And HR is not doing the paperwork.

Is that true?

And if so, can't one of them leave and then sue?

Nothing would come of it, but it might further expose Roberts! *headbutts desk*

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:23 PM (BRkq2)

307 209 >2.7L turbo is a lot of motor for that truck. 2.3L is plenty.
Posted by: clutch


can't really tell how big the truck is from the photo
Posted by: DB- just DB. Ask about our Statue Replacement Plan at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (iTXRQ)

the 2.7 turbo "Ecoboost" is the standard engine for the latest F-150. Lots o' power.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 25, 2020 11:23 PM (sy5kK)

308 Aurora (CO) Pd is tweeting about street demonstrations but replies are closed


I wanted to suggest the use of anodized metal batons

Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 11:24 PM (iTXRQ)

309 Gilded Age II

Being a Police Officer in a Dem controlled city is not an easy lot. You are well compensated, but you have had better days.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:24 PM (u82oZ)

310 Dad was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi in the early '70's. He used to track the hurricanes in the Gulf, using a framed newspaper map and a red pencil. He did that to keep us safe. But Celia fooled him and turned before we could evacuate. We spent the storm in the BOQ, on the third floor. Winds blew so hard, the rain water seeped through the windows and doors and was about ankle-deep. I was eleven.

I'm an 'ette of the Lurking Variety...hesitant to comment.

Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (BB1BQ)

311 Gilded Age: a lawsuit on non-payment of retirement benefits would be enough to bankrupt one of these shitty blue cities, I believe.

And as far as I know, gubmint judges have been pretty insistent that public entities HAVE to meet their pension liabilities, no matter what, even if there's literally no money left to distribute. (See: Social Security.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)

312 @trackrat591 Jul 24

Not in the mainstream media. 16,000 MS13 gang members rounded up and shipped out of the United States.

Posted by: HiHo at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (gsaS2)

313 This has been a wonderful chat, but time to go.

Have a wonderful night, everyone. May our dreams of a triumphant society come true.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:26 PM (u82oZ)

314 Nothing would come of it, but it might further expose Roberts! *headbutts desk*
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:23 PM (BRkq2)


"Retirement benefits are the direct result of a form of taxation!"
SCCJ Roberts

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:26 PM (eTZoJ)

315 Sorry for your loss, ibguy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 25, 2020 11:26 PM (YynYJ)

316 Good night, Salty Dog!

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:27 PM (TdMsT)

317
I'm an 'ette of the Lurking Variety...hesitant to comment.
Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife

_________

Lurk less, talk more. They let me comment here, so you know the standards are low.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2020 11:27 PM (ERPlF)

318 Been here a long time, met quite a few of posters in the real life, no question that we are the sane ones. But evil has a fascination and power all of its own which makes it seem invincible in the short run!!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:20

Veryy ture, I'met some posters IRL and they are all sane and great normal folks. Imagine meeting some of these leftists freaks. That would be scary, they seem unhinged and hate Mommy and Daddy.

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 11:27 PM (NUe40)

319 Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 11:23 PM (u82oZ)

I have, as a permanent backup car, a Saturn wagon that an extended family member gave me when I was in school, after driving it himself for who knows how many years before that. It gets antique plates this year, which will look comic AF! It just keeps running.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:27 PM (BRkq2)

320
I'm an 'ette of the Lurking Variety...hesitant to comment.
Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (BB1BQ)

Awww, come on! The more ettes the better!

Welcome! We don't bite!

Well, except for Cannibal Bob.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 25, 2020 11:27 PM (NgKpN)

321 Winchester 230gn Ranger T-Series .45 ACP has an average penetration of 14.5" and an average expansion to a fucking inch over five shots.

I must find some.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 25, 2020 11:18 PM (t+qrx)


Impressive. Most impressive.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 25, 2020 11:28 PM (9V5Ko)

322 Did everyone hear the news? China has just announced and launched their own online competitor to Amazon. It's called Yangtze.

I'm sure they'll be flooded with orders. Once this news gets out it will be like a dam bursting.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 25, 2020 11:28 PM (SchxB)

323 I'm an 'ette of the Lurking Variety...hesitant to comment.
Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (BB1BQ)


As a lurker, you are aware of the varying levels of coherence on display here. Please feel free to join in any discussion at any time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (eTZoJ)

324 burger

cheese

bacon

fried egg

----
pub bun...toasted
burger...extra greasy seasoned with salt and pepper
ketchup and relish mixed into a sauce on the burger
bacon
full slice of walla walla sweet onion
lays potato chips (crush 'em when you put the top bun on)
mayo on both buns

You're welcome

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (h1jJh)

325 Blanco, right on!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (L2ZTs)

326 {{{{Horde}}}}

Have the lil WDS with us this week. So it was jigsaw, uno, go fish and jenga all day. Took him for sushi tonight and he stuffed at least 20 shrimp in his face along with salmon and tuna

Go watch Dave Portnoy's interview with T. Quite enjoyable

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (/UQ/R)

327 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)

You doing better tonight buddy or what?

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (uEbPt)

328 Well, I'm up for awhile. Fvcking live mariachi band next door. Blasting ass loud. I gotta get out of here.

Posted by: dartist at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (+ya+t)

329 I'm an 'ette of the Lurking Variety...hesitant to comment.
Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (BB1BQ)

*adjusts glasses*

*looks things over*

It's all good.

My advice: lurk less. Your post is both on topic and informative.

*looks back to clipboard*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (x8Wzq)

330 286 In about 4 billion years. Then it will eventually become a white dwarf. But life on earth will end well before the red giant phase.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:53 PM (rCwaK)


But what will Keith Richards do then?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (sy5kK)

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

Well, while the sun is in the red giant phase, he won't need a lighter.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 25, 2020 11:30 PM (CAJOC)

331 I'm an 'ette of the Lurking Variety...hesitant to comment.
Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (BB1BQ)


Welcome!!

Jump on in--the water's warm!

(Probably because all the 'Rons have been peeing in it.)

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:30 PM (TdMsT)

332 As a lurker, you are aware of the varying levels of coherence on display here. Please feel free to join in any discussion at any time!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (eTZoJ)

--------

Remember, whatever you say, it will make more sense than MUMR.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 25, 2020 11:30 PM (wPVhA)

333 Also, while Amazon only has one Prime Day a year, Yangtze is claiming they're going to have one ever week, which they call Tiananmen Tuesdays. Said the official spokesperson for Yangtze, "Tiananmen Tuesday deals are so incredible, they could stop a tank!"
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (L2ZTs)

Yup, and their business flow like a dam that just broke!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 25, 2020 11:30 PM (NgKpN)

334 306 Some of the police officers who have tried to leave from some of the worst cities, I somehow seem to have gathered, have been told that they will lose their retirement if they leave without their paperwork being processed. And HR is not doing the paperwork.
Is that true?
And if so, can't one of them leave and then sue?
Nothing would come of it, but it might further expose Roberts! *headbutts desk*
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:23 PM (BRkq2)

taking the point of view of Wally, of Dilbert fame; it seems like it would be almost impossible to get fired from any of these police departments, except from the kind of thing that makes the nightly news; so, it seems like it would be relatively risk free to go out on patrol, find a nice secluded shade tree, turn the radio off, and just nap for most of the shift. What are they gonna do?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2020 11:31 PM (V2Yro)

335 Romeo, exactly :-)
(also see Blanco's comment above)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

336 335 Romeo, exactly :-)
(also see Blanco's comment above)
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

The horde mind is a scary thing.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 25, 2020 11:32 PM (NgKpN)

337 All you need to know about Consumer Reports:

The core demographic for Consumer Reports is upper middle class urban and suburban mostly white women. Everything they write is viewed through that lens and from that perspective. Keep that in mind when you read the articles and you will do fine.

Posted by: Pod Hamp at July 25, 2020 11:32 PM (RBFmA)

338 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (/UQ/R)


{{{WDS}}} sounds like fun!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:32 PM (eTZoJ)

339
Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife at July 25, 2020 11:25 PM (BB1BQ)

Don't be scared... we are much more civilized than we used to be!

And don't assume you're being ignored if no one replies, just keep at it.

Welcome!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 25, 2020 11:33 PM (KCRBG)

340 Did everyone hear the news? China has just announced and launched their own online competitor to Amazon. It's called Yangtze.

They claim to have everything imaginable, just like Bezos' site, and shipping for most items is $2.99, but you can get their version of Amazon Prime, called Yangtze Choice, for free forever. All you have to do is agree to have a Huawei-made chip permanently installed in the back of your neck.

Also, while Amazon only has one Prime Day a year, Yangtze is claiming they're going to have one ever week, which they call Tiananmen Tuesdays. Said the official spokesperson for Yangtze, "Tiananmen Tuesday deals are so incredible, they could stop a tank!"
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:16 PM (L2ZTs)

Given how much Bezos sucks, tough choice./

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:33 PM (BRkq2)

341
And so to bed. Good night, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2020 11:33 PM (mht8P)

342 The horde mind is a scary thing.

Indeed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 25, 2020 11:33 PM (SchxB)

343 326 {{{{Horde}}}}

Have the lil WDS with us this week. So it was jigsaw, uno, go fish and jenga all day. Took him for sushi tonight and he stuffed at least 20 shrimp in his face along with salmon and tuna

Go watch Dave Portnoy's interview with T. Quite enjoyable
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (/UQ/R)


{{{WDS}}}


That sounds like great fun!

Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:34 PM (TdMsT)

344 {{{Hrothgar}}} It has been! We hadn't seen him since early February

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:34 PM (/UQ/R)

345 Posted by: Ladyl--now with fake mask! at July 25, 2020 11:30 PM (TdMsT)

Strict standards are vastly over-rated!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:34 PM (eTZoJ)

346 295 Protesters shutting down some streets in Denver
DPD probably just standing by, watching
Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 11:18 PM (iTXRQ


Colorado talk radio guy, Dan Caplis, thinks we should hold another "Back the Blue" rally to show that antifa can't intimidate us. Antifa beat up the rally presenters last time while PD stood down.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 11:35 PM (+ljgK)

347 Easy fix. Turn it off.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 25, 2020 10:10 PM (sSXWf)
===
out loud. laughed

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:36 PM (BRkq2)

348 {{{{Ladyl}}}

Have you made a decision about October?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:36 PM (/UQ/R)

349 {{{WDS}}} I know the feeling, but I started seeing my grandsons again in June, but it has been far too long for so many people!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:37 PM (eTZoJ)

350 Go watch Dave Portnoy's interview with T. Quite enjoyable
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (/UQ/R)


Yeah, you can see what a sweetie Trump is in that video.

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 11:38 PM (+ljgK)

351 DB and Emmie...they've already shown they are standing down. From what can gather downtown is a fricking shitshow

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:39 PM (/UQ/R)

352 Looong day (starting at 5:00 this morning).

Y'all just keep on proving me right: Teh Horde is awesome.

Pleas forgive me for not acknowledging all the wonderful sentiments, I've lost track

My MIL was a ... difficult... person. But she was my best half's mother, and an integral part of my family for almost 4 decades. Weird to think she's gone.

As one of our own often - and correctly - says: love each other.

Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:39 PM (1IRbd)

353 Family lore says it was a Tropical Storm heading for Galveston so the vacation was not canceled. Then Celia gained strength and made an unexpected turn toward Corpus.

They almost ALWAYS make that last-minute turn to Corpus or Brownsville.

Growing up just north of Galveston, we got used to that.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 25, 2020 11:40 PM (SRRAx)

354 327 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:19 PM (NWiLs)

You doing better tonight buddy or what?
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2020 11:29 PM (uEbPt)

Maybe? Not sure. It's been a grating couple of weeks, and I've been angry and on edge most of the day.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:40 PM (NWiLs)

355 Think I am going to hang it up for the night. The cool of the morning comes all too early and there are too many chores that can't be done once the heat comes up!
Enjoy the night good people...

and you know who you are!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:40 PM (eTZoJ)

356 Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 11:35 PM (+ljgK)

Excellent idea.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 25, 2020 11:40 PM (KCRBG)

357 352 Looong day (starting at 5:00 this morning).

Y'all just keep on proving me right: Teh Horde is awesome.

Pleas forgive me for not acknowledging all the wonderful sentiments, I've lost track

My MIL was a ... difficult... person. But she was my best half's mother, and an integral part of my family for almost 4 decades. Weird to think she's gone.

As one of our own often - and correctly - says: love each other.
Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:39 PM (1IRbd)

My condolences, ibguy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:41 PM (NWiLs)

358 Hrothgar.......he is in the same state GB but 4 hours away

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)

359 Police: Protester Shoots Protester As Jeep Drives Through Crowd Blocking I-225

Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 11:41 PM (iTXRQ)

360 As one of our own often - and correctly - says: love each other.
Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:39 PM (1IRbd)


I'd like to think they cannot take that away from us, but i know they will try!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:41 PM (eTZoJ)

361 I saw a jeep today in the Home Depot parking lot, I gotta tell JJ about it on Monday. It was an older Grand Waggoneer, had these carrying racks all over it, sides, tops, almost like something you could go on safari on. Then it had either or goat or deers skull (not a normal deer, if thats what it was) hanging on both sides and the front grill, and then the best part was that it had these giant blue and yellow Stars of David painted all over it, 3 on each side, 1 on the back. No words on it, though.

I thought about hanging out in the parking lot just to see who the hell was going to come out of the store and drive off in that thing, but I didn't have the time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2020 11:42 PM (V2Yro)

362 Late to the festivities. hogmartin, it's been a while, but I believe several of the 45ACP self-defense varieties have excellent penetration/expansion.

A few years back when I was doing my last real factory ammo buy (I think before a new idiotic CA law came into effect) I switched my 9mm self-defense ammo from Gold Dot (147g) to Federal HST, also 147g. I had always used Gold Dot, but before I did my last big specialty ammo buy for all 3 calibers (9, 45, 3 I looked around.

As I recall, Gold Dot 45ACP/230 grain performance was comparable to HST and all the others, so I stayed with it. The 9mm performance was noticeably better, so I switched to HST. Also for 38, although for that I also have some Hornady Critical Defense.

I think I used Lucky Gunner's ballistics data and analysis to switch to HST. Supplemented by other online research.

For shotgun, I've got Hornady law enforcement low-recoil buckshot, and Royal Somethingorother (Spanish manufacturer) low-recoil slugs.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2020 11:42 PM (OTzUX)

363 My condolences ibguy

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:42 PM (/UQ/R)

364
Warning about the latest Windows 10 version, "2004". I installed it on my newest custom build machine, and it's been nothing but trouble. I'm getting a BSOD at least once every 12 hours. It's driver problems, near as I can figure.

I installed on an HP laptop, and that has been running fine. But on the other one, it's a dog. I'm getting enough of the BSODs -- had some hard drive corruption due to it, and I'll revert back to 1809 if they don't get this fixed.

So beware of 2004 if you're thinking about playing with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 11:43 PM (rCwaK)

365 he is in the same state GB but 4 hours away
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)


The combination of social distance and mileage distance makes it tough!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:44 PM (eTZoJ)

366 Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:39

Sorry for your loss. IIRC she and her friend were in an accident a while ago and he passed? Was this due to the lingering effects of the accident?

Posted by: Farmer at July 25, 2020 11:45 PM (NUe40)

367 116
Star Trek episode is running on MeTV -- it's the "time portal" one with Mariette Hartley in a skimpy cave woman get up. She gets the hots for Spock.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (f1Vqw)


The actor who played the librarian (Ian Wolfe) was in the Charles Laughton version of Mutiny on the Bounty. In 1935.

Dude looked old then, too!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 25, 2020 11:46 PM (SRRAx)

368 Of course I don't wish harm or ill on anyone, which would be the likely result/side effect, but if Denver goes Portland or Seattle next few weeks/months, might that put CO in serious play in November? Seems like it wouldn't hurt.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2020 11:47 PM (OTzUX)

369 MIL ...

She passed early this morning. Not unexpected, but sad.

Thank you all for your prayers.
Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:03 PM (1IRbd)


ibguy, may you and your family be Blessed with the Peace that Passeth Understanding.

Please accept my condolences.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 25, 2020 11:47 PM (LPnfS)

370 101

Where I am now there's Trump flags on houses and cars have bumper stickers that say "Trump 2020, make liberals cry again!"

I like it here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 25, 2020 10:25 PM (SchxB)

Same here.

Every Republican Congressional candidate here (FL-19) is falling over him- or herself running toward Trump.

In fact they can't run fast enough toward him.

Going by the yard signs and boat flags in the city, what's been most interesting to observe is the enormity of the level of Trump support, which seems to be even more intense than 2016.

One of the African-American families up the street has a flag in their yard: "Trump 2020 - No More Bulls**t"

Just love it.



Posted by: Marybeth at July 25, 2020 11:48 PM (4pK1/)

371 Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac and owner of one of the best guitar tones in blues rock, RIP

Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2020 11:49 PM (o1fzk)

372 Interesting find today, that i wanted to tell you all about. It looked to me like a bit of good news...

Driving through Seal Beach, I caught a few young (and yes, white) young adults (they looked a bit older than teens) trying to have what I guess what was a mini-protest, and waving around "BLM" signs. They also had their masks on, of course.

But when I drove by *again* about 15 minutes later? There was an older (mid-40s) woman, either hispanic or white, NOT in a mask, who looked like she was arguing with and shaming the BLM girls. And the BLM girls looked, frankly, kind of cowed and at a loss for words.

I hope that the narrative I perceived is what really happened, but who knows. Still, I found it interesting (and entertaining) on a Saturday here in SoCal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 25, 2020 11:49 PM (L2ZTs)

373 "Retirement benefits are the direct result of a form of taxation!"
SCCJ Roberts
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 25, 2020 11:26 PM (eTZoJ)
===
Masks are a tax.
P.S. If you like your face, you can keep, um, half your face.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:49 PM (BRkq2)

374 I think I used Lucky Gunner's ballistics data and analysis to switch to HST. Supplemented by other online research.
Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2020 11:42 PM (OTzUX)


Lucky Gunner's results are what I was looking at just now. I've always used Hornady 115 FTX Critical Defense for 9mm based on their expansion results and others' (and availability). I hadn't settled on a .45 load yet, but I have some Critical Duty +P on the way so I'll see how that feeds. Looks like the Winchester Ranger T-Series is hen's teeth lately.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 25, 2020 11:50 PM (t+qrx)

375 I see an office that will be finding expanded Styrofoam beads everywhere for the rest of time.

Stuff is worse than glitter.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 25, 2020 11:51 PM (WyVLE)

376 Prayers for Ibguy and for our nation.

I'm off to dreamland. Goodnight, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at July 25, 2020 11:52 PM (+ljgK)

377 Posted by: Marybeth at July 25, 2020 11:48 PM (4pK1/)

You prolly know that in most places in the country American citizens are AFRAID to display signs or bumper stickers for the President of the United States.

And not without reason. It's creepy.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:53 PM (BRkq2)

378 One of the African-American families up the street has a flag in their yard: "Trump 2020 - No More Bulls**t"
Posted by: Marybeth at July 25, 2020 11:48 PM (4pK1/)


There are two of those along one of my morning walk routes. One's a yuuuge flag on a pole, across the street from a house with a sad little BLM lawn sign. The other is across from a house that looks like a Trump and John James sign farm.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 25, 2020 11:54 PM (t+qrx)

379 366 Farmer

Most excellent memory.

Who knows. We discussed this at length today: given her COPD, had she been on O2 perhaps that accident never happened. But then, there was the (previously undiagnosed breast cancer).

Darned COVID!

Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:55 PM (1IRbd)

380
Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac and owner of one of the best guitar tones in blues rock, RIP

Can't help about the shape I'm in,
Can't sing, ain't pretty and my legs are thin.
Don't ask me what I think of you,
I might not give the answer that you want me to.
Oh well.

Posted by: dartist at July 25, 2020 11:55 PM (+ya+t)

381 Police: Protester Shoots Protester As Jeep Drives Through Crowd Blocking I-225
Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 11:41 PM (iTXRQ)


That and Louisville show why libtards should not play with guns.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 25, 2020 11:55 PM (1g7ch)

382 The actor who played the librarian (Ian Wolfe) was in the Charles Laughton version of Mutiny on the Bounty. In 1935.

Dude looked old then, too!
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 25, 2020 11:46 PM (SRRAx)

Mr. Atos! Yeah, he shows up in a lot of old Brit movies, he had a notable part in "Bedlam" with Boris Karloff. (his real name - Ian Wolfe. First movie, 1934, last movie, 1990!!!)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2020 11:56 PM (V2Yro)

383 hogmartin, somehow I remember I have at least 2 boxes of the Winchester T-series you mention stored away. Years back, at the beginning, I made sure to stock up on high-end specialty ammo when it was on sale. Used to be fairly attentive to online vendors, and would pounce on good deals. Believe I also have some T-series in 9mm and 38sp. Everything stored securely in perfect conditions. I don't anticipate ever buying specialty ammo again.

I've shot everything I own to ensure function and to familiarize. I shoot a few mags/cylinders of my "main" self-defense ammo every year for practice, but also have developed reloads that mimic the felt recoil of all those particular rounds, and practice with those several times a year. Another situation where reloading pays.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2020 11:56 PM (OTzUX)

384 >but if Denver goes Portland or Seattle next few weeks/months, might that put CO in serious play in November?


don't think so- the leftist Front Range can pretty much outvote the rest of the state right now

it seems Aurora PD has their own George Kirby problem- a black man died in custody apparently, and that's what tonight's mayhem is about

Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 25, 2020 11:56 PM (iTXRQ)

385 Good night Emmie and good night dear horde. Off to read some Hold Texas Hold the Nation

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 25, 2020 11:57 PM (/UQ/R)

386 Since the dems do hate themselves and everyone else, it is a fact that being happy pisses them off.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:57 PM (BRkq2)

387 Dartist - now that you mention it, what do you think of me?

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 25, 2020 11:58 PM (LPnfS)

388 Dogman would be much more frightening to encounter than a bigfoot.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 25, 2020 11:58 PM (vuisn)

389 377
You prolly know that in most places in the country American citizens are AFRAID to display signs or bumper stickers for the President of the United States.

And not without reason. It's creepy.
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 25, 2020 11:53 PM (BRkq2)

Very true. My gut says there is a VERY large silent majority out there who will come out in drives to vote for GEOTUS in November.

It's just heartening, even after all the violence in the country, to see people here - in the icky suburbs - feel comfortable enough to display their presidential preference.

Posted by: Marybeth at July 25, 2020 11:58 PM (4pK1/)

390 Warning about the latest Windows 10 version, "2004". I installed it on my newest custom build machine, and it's been nothing but trouble. I'm getting a BSOD at least once every 12 hours. It's driver problems, near as I can figure.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 11:43 PM (rCwaK)


I heard about trouble with 2004. All this time Windows 10 has been out and they are still releasing updates with show stopping bugs. I thought they said they've learned from their mistakes and that won't happen again.

Funny thing, I saw that Halt and Catch Fire is on Netflix so I started watching it again, when they were at Comdex 1983 Cameron said Windows looks cool and Donna replied, "but it was crawling with bugs."

Posted by: AF at July 25, 2020 11:58 PM (S8ePJ)

391 I'm insanely tired and quite discouraged, so I'm going to turn in. Have a good night, y'all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 26, 2020 12:00 AM (NWiLs)

392 Thanks, all, for your warm welcome.

Posted by: CheapTalk's Wife at July 26, 2020 12:00 AM (BB1BQ)

393 Thanks for spending some time here, Insom!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 26, 2020 12:01 AM (V2Yro)

394 I'm going to go finish rereading the Iliad. Patroclos has just gotten it into his head to go after Hector. If he gets himself killed (like he did last time), I'm expecting Achilles to go on a rampage.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 12:01 AM (BRkq2)

395 Good evening grey box friends

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:02 AM (IDhUW)

396 Night, horde

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 12:02 AM (BRkq2)

397 Damn, there's got to be a lot of moisture in the air here tonight. Was out to flip the steak on the grill, and noticed the outside light on neighbor's shop about a mile south of me was twinkling like a star. And it's clouding over, too. Another late-night T-storm is not out of the question.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:02 AM (+w+Am)

398 116 Star Trek episode is running on MeTV -- it's the "time portal" one with Mariette Hartley in a skimpy cave woman get up. She gets the hots for Spock.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2020 10:30 PM (f1Vqw)

She had two navels in Roddenberry's "Genesis II."

These are the things you remember from TV when you're 7 years old.

(And now curious morons will dutifully google "Mariette Hartley 2 navels."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:03 AM (vuisn)

399 387
Dartist - now that you mention it, what do you think of me?

Jeez, I guess I like you just fine if you're in here. Why do you ask?

Posted by: dartist at July 26, 2020 12:04 AM (+ya+t)

400 Nina Hartley never had 2 navels.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 26, 2020 12:05 AM (9V5Ko)

401 Thanks DB. Just specuwishcasting there, a bit.

But I do think, that if things go as I currently expect in November, the margins of defeat in CO, OR, WA, and even CA will be much, much smaller than last time - even fairly close in some of those places. With possible effects down-ticket.

The totalitarian-ish atmosphere that's been growing for years, and spiked in the last few months during the national racism and civic culture immolation festival, surely has made the "shy Tory" effect much greater. Thus the voting results should paint quite a contrast with "polling", even more than last time.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 12:05 AM (OTzUX)

402 Dogman would be much more frightening to encounter than a bigfoot.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 25, 2020 11:58 PM (vuisn)

Wendigo FTW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:05 AM (+w+Am)

403
MS's testing has become a joke. They have this "Insider Program" where those that like to play with the latest can get the betas of the latest versions. That is supposed to expose the new versions to a lot of different hardware and configurations and allow them to catch bugs and problems before the public release.

It's not working. In fact, it's broken. I was reading an article about this the other day. Their testing process is just fubared.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 26, 2020 12:05 AM (rCwaK)

404 Dartist - now that you mention it, what do you think of me?

Ah, bourbon and to much mariachi. Oh well, lol.

Posted by: dartist at July 26, 2020 12:06 AM (+ya+t)

405 394 I'm going to go finish rereading the Iliad. Patroclos has just gotten it into his head to go after Hector. If he gets himself killed (like he did last time), I'm expecting Achilles to go on a rampage.
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 12:01 AM (BRkq2)

Some stories are like fond memories, characters like old friends, plots known but intriguing enough to draw us in again and again.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:07 AM (IDhUW)

406 >> Nina Hartley never had 2 navels.

She's had more than two dicks in all her holes, though.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 26, 2020 12:07 AM (rCwaK)

407 There's some interesting lore about military teams retrieving sasquatch bodies after the Mt. St. Helens eruption.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:08 AM (vuisn)

408 Night Insom, hope your sleep is refreshing and you wake up with a lighter heart.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:08 AM (IDhUW)

409 This is true

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 26, 2020 12:08 AM (9V5Ko)

410 One can never have enough bacon.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo



Bacon: The Answer to all Questions. The Cure to all that ails you. The Very Foundation of Civilization.

Also: Delicious.

Mmmmmm. Bacon.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 26, 2020 12:09 AM (Qio/u)

411 MS's testing has become a joke. They have this "Insider Program" where those that like to play with the latest can get the betas of the latest versions. That is supposed to expose the new versions to a lot of different hardware and configurations and allow them to catch bugs and problems before the public release.

It's not working. In fact, it's broken. I was reading an article about this the other day. Their testing process is just fubared.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 26, 2020 12:05 AM (rCwaK)

On the morning thread, someone mentioned that Zoom had scooped the market for on-line meeting software because MS "GoToMeeting" crashed so often. I was wondering if maybe Chinese employees at MS had sabotaged GTM, after stealing all the good tech for Zoom. Wouldn't put it past them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:09 AM (+w+Am)

412 BBC radio just described the Portland rioters as "anti-racism" demonstrators.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2020 12:10 AM (aKsyK)

413 397 Damn, there's got to be a lot of moisture in the air here tonight. Was out to flip the steak on the grill, and noticed the outside light on neighbor's shop about a mile south of me was twinkling like a star. And it's clouding over, too. Another late-night T-storm is not out of the question.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:02 AM (+w+Am)

One of my favorite things is a powerful thunder and lightning storms.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:11 AM (IDhUW)

414

I looked that up -- the two navels. Young Mariette was quite the hottie.

Gene Rodenberry loved to slut 'em up. A man after my own heart. His wardrobe philosophy was to adorn the babes with something impossible looking. The idea was to make you think it was going to fall off at any second and keep your eyes glued.

And they did have wardrobe malfunctions on set. There's a famous still of Kirk, Spock, and Bones all with shit-eating grins on their phases. Such a malfunction had just happened, and some boobs popped out. Nimoy went out of character.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 26, 2020 12:11 AM (rCwaK)

415

Covid statistics are garbage. Way, way overstated. And now, local news reporters are actually doing their jobs.

Palm Beach County, Fl.

Of the 581 deaths on the spreadsheet, only 169 deaths are listed as COVID without any contributing factors.

https://tinyurl.com/y2ouxnwy

From their website:

The CBS12 News I-Team uncovered several examples in Medical Examiner reports of people counted as a COVID death who did not die of COVID.

We requested a list of all COVID-19 deaths in Palm Beach County from the Medical Examiner's office and received a spread sheet of 581 cases.

Each person on the spreadsheet is someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

In each case line, the person's cause of death and contributing causes of death are listed, if there are any.

The I-Team found eight cases in which a person was counted as a COVID death, but did not have COVID listed as a cause of contributing cause of death.

"I think it is completely misleading," said Rachel Eade, a Palm Beach County resident who has been researching the same issue.

"We need to remove those cases that are not COVID exclusive, and we need to be giving people that information," said Eade, who is one of the plaintiffs suing Palm Beach County for its mask mandate.

She said of the 581 deaths on the spreadsheet, only 169 deaths are listed as COVID without any contributing factors.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 26, 2020 12:11 AM (sy5kK)

416 There's some interesting lore about military teams retrieving sasquatch bodies after the Mt. St. Helens eruption.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:08 AM (vuisn)

Somebody today was telling me about an announcement from the Air Force about the formation of a new unit to study "unidentified flying objects".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:11 AM (+w+Am)

417
Type above -- I'll revert to 1909, not 1809. 1909 was rock stable on that machine.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 26, 2020 12:13 AM (rCwaK)

418 Twitter is saying Walmart and Home Drpor caved on the mask requirement.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 26, 2020 12:13 AM (YynYJ)

419 How can the Co State Patrol allow an interstate to be shut down by idjits?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at July 26, 2020 12:13 AM (Vy7tf)

420
Somebody today was telling me about an announcement from the Air Force about the formation of a new unit to study "unidentified flying objects".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Blue Book II - Alien Boogaloo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2020 12:13 AM (aKsyK)

421 Posted by: ibguy at July 25, 2020 11:39 PM (1IRbd)

I am just seeing this. My own MIL was somewhat difficult, too, but it was still hard to lose her, especially for my husband, naturally.

Sending love to you and your dear wife.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 12:14 AM (KCRBG)

422 Good to see the level of business on San Diego's waterfront today (rode bikes along the harbor). Not nearly as much a madhouse as a normal July Saturday would be, but not dead. Tourist harbor tour boats, vendors, busy.

LHD-2, USS Essex, and CVN-71, USS Theodore Roosevelt, docked across the bay at North Island. Rode down to the southern extent of the bike-able harbor area, (distant) view of LHD-6 Bonhomme Richard obscured by a Dole banana ship, docked at the dedicated unloading facility.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 12:15 AM (OTzUX)

423 Thanks for the Saturday night joke and the rest of the ONT, MisHum

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:15 AM (IDhUW)

424 Home Depot, not the gibberish my phone put out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 26, 2020 12:15 AM (YynYJ)

425 But when I drove by *again* about 15 minutes later? There was an older
(mid-40s) woman, either hispanic or white, NOT in a mask, who looked
like she was arguing with and shaming the BLM girls. And the BLM girls
looked, frankly, kind of cowed and at a loss for words.


I hope she was giving them shit about their White Savior Complex.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 26, 2020 12:15 AM (SchxB)

426 Maybe? Not sure. It's been a grating couple of weeks, and I've been angry and on edge most of the day.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 25, 2020 11:40 PM (NWiLs)

Cycles. Hope it gets better. Mindfulness can be very helpful. I have a technique that is like mindfulness but better. But mindfulness itself is very calming. The problem with it is that it feels very stupid for the first 30 seconds and you have to stick with it. Then you feel better and it's mindblowing. Again, my technique is actually better but it's a long description and I won't bother if you're not interested.

OTOH, mindfulness just involves concentrating as much as you can on what is happening in the current moment. What sounds you hear, what you can feel on your skin, what the air feels like as you breathe. You keep noticing and concentrating on these things. It's very easy to do, but like I said the hallmark of it is that you feel incredibly stupid doing it and then suddenly - and surprisingly quickly - you feel better. If it doesn't feel stupid at first you are not doing it right!

Posted by: ... at July 26, 2020 12:15 AM (uEbPt)

427 Twitter is saying Walmart and Home Drpor caved on the mask requirement.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 26, 2020 12:13 AM (YynYJ)

Caved? In which sense?

I went to WalMart in Calgary yesterday, with no mask on, and was not harassed in any way. Maybe 40% of the customers were wearing masks. Lots of "ethnics" in that crowd, who tend to be more mask-friendly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:16 AM (+w+Am)

428 Blanco, me too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 12:17 AM (L2ZTs)

429 If it doesn't feel stupid at first you are not doing it right!

I must be good at it, I feel stupid all the time.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 26, 2020 12:17 AM (SchxB)

430 She said of the 581 deaths on the spreadsheet, only 169 deaths are listed as COVID without any contributing factors.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 26, 2020 12:11 AM (sy5kK)



All this reporting has been bullshit from the get-go.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 26, 2020 12:17 AM (9V5Ko)

431 They were mandating masks nationwide. It's reported it caused a big drop in business. That's what I've seen so far.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 26, 2020 12:18 AM (YynYJ)

432 407 There's some interesting lore about military teams retrieving sasquatch bodies after the Mt. St. Helens eruption.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:08 AM (vuisn)

I'd never heard this before, any book titles?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:18 AM (IDhUW)

433 Oh well, lol.
Posted by: dartist at July 26, 2020 12:06 AM (+ya+t)


: -))))

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 12:19 AM (LPnfS)

434 DrVarno, were all the sasquatches wearing Timex watches? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 12:19 AM (L2ZTs)

435 Archbishop Vigan: 'Heresy, sodomy, and corruption are trademark of deep church'
These three elements: heresy, sodomy, and corruption - are so recurrent that they are almost a trademark of the deep state and of the deep church
lifesitenews.com

Posted by: HiHo at July 26, 2020 12:20 AM (gsaS2)

436 Covid statistics are garbage. Way, way overstated. And now, local news reporters are actually doing their jobs.



Palm Beach County, Fl.



Of the 581 deaths on the spreadsheet, only 169 deaths are listed as COVID without any contributing factors.

***
what people don't realize is that most people who die of "natural causes" die of the common cold. The rhinovirus will kill you if you are too old to have a fully functional immune system. This year covid-19 is going around doing all of the dirty work. People with compromised immune systems (hereditary, cancer treatments, HIV) have always had to be extra cautious to avoid getting a cold.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 26, 2020 12:20 AM (h1jJh)

437 The lead loaded feature is going to make it difficult to claim this as a medically required cane when you pass through the metal detector!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar



It'll be with me in my car as I drive through Burning Commie Cities like LA, Seattle and Portland. I've had knew surgery in thee last year and still limp a bit so having that little bit of protection with me will seem normal. I'm not going to be prey.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 26, 2020 12:20 AM (Qio/u)

438 Hi ho, Hiho
Off to donkeys I blow....

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 26, 2020 12:23 AM (9V5Ko)

439 Jim SND You Awake?

I hollered earlier today. I get my geography messed up and think S. Padre island is Galveston sometimes. Got the weather in the wrong place.

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:23 AM (y1Mvi)

440 Twitter is saying Walmart and Home Drpor caved on the mask requirement.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 26, 2020 12:13 AM (YynYJ)

Oh yeah, I saw that, and wondered if it would apply to WalMart in Canada. Guess not. But apparently, Calgary' muzzie faggot (totally accurate descriptor) mayor, Naheed Nenshi was making noises about mandatory mask wearing in the city. Didn't see any sign of that, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:24 AM (+w+Am)

441 412 BBC radio just described the Portland rioters as "anti-racism" demonstrators.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2020 12:10 AM (aKsyK)


The Leftist fix is in.

In Seattle, there is a big riot, er, "demonstration" essentially where CHOP is this afternoon.

It was peaceful early in the day.

Then, about 3pm, the demonstrators turned into rioters. Once again smashing some windows, and throwing things at cops. At least 3 cops were injured. And a construction site in the area, completely surrounded by heavy chainlink fencing, had been set afire and there were 3 portable offices and storage sheds were on fire, blazing. The partially build multi-story building was starting to catch fire.

The only surprising thing was that Seattle cops actually fought back.

Watching this after 5pm on the local news. and there was an "expert" man that apparently has been an ongoing consultant for them, some police background, but judging by his words, no friend of any police department.

The expert was mostly concerned that Federal agents were somewhere, and these agents were the big problem. No Federal agents could be seen.

And he kept going on about the peaceful protesters, blah, blah, blah, as the construction site blazed along. The "expert" never mentioned the fire, but those dang hidden Federal agents were the cause of the problems, he claimed.

This was the NBC affiliate's 5pm broadcast.

Nope, not voting our way out of this. That was pure false propaganda.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 26, 2020 12:24 AM (sy5kK)

442 S. Padre Island is way further south than Galveston.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 26, 2020 12:25 AM (9V5Ko)

443 Project SERPO is a good read too.

Fiction that's better than fiction!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:25 AM (vuisn)

444 I went to WalMart in Calgary yesterday, with no mask on, and was not harassed in any way. Maybe 40% of the customers were wearing masks. Lots of "ethnics" in that crowd, who tend to be more mask-friendly.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:16 AM (+w+Am)

There are virtually no stores in my area who will let you enter without a mask now. I was happily mask-free until a week and a half ago. Now I park, roll my eyes, put on the mask which has been sitting on the passenger seat of my car for 5 months and think "OK, now it's time for mask theater. I don't think this damn thing protects me or anybody else - but people feel sooooo good and safe when they see I have it on!!"

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. at July 26, 2020 12:25 AM (HabA/)

445 Sometimes I can be a bit absent minded professor ish. Yesterday, I completed my grocery shopping at Safeway, mask less, overhearing a few comments, "I see you're a rebel like me" "why am I wearing a mask when she's not?" and finally the lady behind me in checkout saying "I like your style" as she removed and put away her mask.

I noticed on my way out the sign that read "masks required for entrance"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:26 AM (IDhUW)

446 Unexpectedly the 'protesters' blocked a car in Austin and the car fought back. 'Protesters' hit with live ammo. Someone forgat that Austin is in Texas.

Posted by: Floridachick at July 26, 2020 12:27 AM (feLPH)

447 LCD, the whole question of cause of death/COVID deaths is pretty fraught, and complicated. Which is not to say that there does not appear to be a very serious - as in material to the numbers - problem of reporting any stiff (sorry) who tested positive as a "COVID death".

As with many things, the level of reporting on this varies by jurisdiction (that is, the detail reported to the public, not to CDC/HHS). But anywhere there *is* a detailed breakout ..... it tends to show pre-existing medical problems in 90%+ of the fatalities.

A few days ago, San Diego County's stats showed 95% of C19 dead had prior medical conditions.

The main "so what" of all this? The infection fatality rate (IFR), what is really meant by how "deadly" any disease is ...... looks like it will fall below that of average influenza. Numerator (deaths) over denominator ("cases"). Of course there's a whole separate collection of problems with "cases", too.

Just the latest - this week it has been concluded that people can test positive up to *3 months* after being infected. Since most never develop symptoms, this means many many "positives" now reflect asymptomatic infection as far back as early May.

And on, and on. Lags, double/triple counting, test accuracy, dates of onset or of deaths*, definition of "case", problem of death "from" vs. death "with".

* one twitterer breaks out daily FL death totals - lately less than 10% of the deaths actually occurred on the day of the "daily" report

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 12:27 AM (OTzUX)

448 442-
Yes! I found that out after looking at the radar on my phone closer.. My TX Coastal geography is no better than Japanese WWII maps. Where Horrywood??

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:27 AM (y1Mvi)

449 An employee of a Hamilton, Ohio funeral home and cremation service died yesterday, after being accidentally cremated by one of his coworkers.

Posted by: HiHo at July 26, 2020 12:28 AM (gsaS2)

450 432 407 There's some interesting lore about military teams retrieving sasquatch bodies after the Mt. St. Helens eruption.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:08 AM (vuisn)

I'd never heard this before, any book titles?
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https://tinyurl.com/y229says

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:30 AM (vuisn)

451 It'll be with me in my car as I drive through Burning Commie Cities like LA, Seattle and Portland. I've had knew surgery in thee last year and still limp a bit so having that little bit of protection with me will seem normal. I'm not going to be prey.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 26, 2020 12:20 AM (Qio/u)

I drive Suburbans. The wheels are held on by 7/8" lug nuts torqued to 150 ft-lbs. The factory lug wrench won't budge them. So I carry a 24-inch flex handle with a 7/8" socket on it. Totally legitimate auto accessory, but you could open up a thug's brain pan with it without hardly even trying.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:30 AM (+w+Am)

452 I'm not going to be prey.
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And this mindset is the American Way.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:31 AM (IDhUW)

453 People should be wearing masks (if they have to) with "This is bullshit" written on it.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 26, 2020 12:31 AM (ufFY8)

454 RIP Peter Green; The Fleetwood Mac, '68 - '70.

An unprecedented sonic assault of ear candy.

Posted by: Fritz at July 26, 2020 12:32 AM (PBghA)

455 An employee of a Hamilton, Ohio funeral home and cremation service died
yesterday, after being accidentally cremated by one of his coworkers.


That was one tough dude, hanging on through the cremation and only giving up after it was done.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 26, 2020 12:32 AM (SchxB)

456 455
An employee of a Hamilton, Ohio funeral home and cremation service died

yesterday, after being accidentally cremated by one of his coworkers.

That was one tough dude, hanging on through the cremation and only giving up after it was done.


Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 26, 2020 12:32 AM (SchxB)

They need common sense crematory control.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 26, 2020 12:33 AM (ufFY8)

457 Just to confuse things, Microsoft has renamed their Windows 10 releases to 20H1 and 20H2. H1 stands for first have of the year and H2 the second half of the year.because they kept missing their release dates.

The early release has the major feature changes and the second release is basically a service patch.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 26, 2020 12:34 AM (AmwBF)

458 Kirk et al had shit-eating grins on their phasers.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 26, 2020 12:34 AM (LxTcq)

459 I'd never heard this before, any book titles?
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https://tinyurl.com/y229says
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:30 AM (vuisn)

Thank you

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:34 AM (IDhUW)

460 An employee of a Hamilton, Ohio funeral home and cremation service died yesterday, after being accidentally cremated by one of his coworkers.
Posted by: HiHo at July 26, 2020 12:28 AM (gsaS2)

That'll teach him about napping in an empty coffin, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:35 AM (+w+Am)

461 And on, and on. Lags, double/triple counting, test accuracy, dates of onset or of deaths*, definition of "case", problem of death "from" vs. death "with".

* one twitterer breaks out daily FL death totals - lately less than 10% of the deaths actually occurred on the day of the "daily" report
Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 12:27 AM (OTzUX)

This kind of information is why I automatically reject any numbers/statistics re the ChiVi. We've been lied to from the onset.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:37 AM (IDhUW)

462 https://tinyurl.com/y229says
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:30 AM (vuisn)

I wonder if any of those dead Sasquatches was toting a knapsack full of moldy twenty-dollar bills?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:39 AM (+w+Am)

463 AOP - you making a DB Cooper reference?

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 12:40 AM (KAi1n)

464 The doggeh got the last bite of steak.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:40 AM (+w+Am)

465 462-
Hey! That's my money!

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:40 AM (y1Mvi)

466 I wonder if any of those dead Sasquatches was toting a knapsack full of moldy twenty-dollar bills?



*********


Daryl B. Cooper

Posted by: Muldoon at July 26, 2020 12:40 AM (Fc5rx)

467 AOP - you making a DB Cooper reference?
Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 12:40 AM (KAi1n)

Yep. That's in the area where he bailed out, after all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:41 AM (+w+Am)

468


Daryl B. Cooper

Posted by: Muldoon at July 26, 2020 12:40 AM (Fc5rx)

And his other brother Daryl.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 26, 2020 12:42 AM (ufFY8)

469 Was listening to Thomas Woods speak on this video:

https://youtu.be/6RDffMCAujg



He mentions that even that Ferguson jackass from Britain who estimated 2 million American dead from The Yellow Peril said that 2/3 of the deaths would be people who would have died in 2020 anyway, they were already so severely compromised.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 26, 2020 12:43 AM (Qio/u)

470 You don't know where I jumped..

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:44 AM (y1Mvi)

471 Years ago, I was a on a prospecting trip with a buddy, and we sat around the campfire one night, and BS-ed up a story line in which innocent Sasquatches were enslaved by space aliens to labor in gold mines in the rugged and rarely-visited Coast Mountains of B.C.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:44 AM (+w+Am)

472 DB Cooper


My reply to you in that thread was in the Willow'd of late replies.

But I've thought more of our brief exchange as to re-purposing "water bombers" for riot control purposes.

All of those airframes are far too large for urban purposes.

I have thus refined the perfect airframe for the job. Which to the rest of you, is using a "water bomber" to air-drop a load of 100% pure Capscasin Oil on the heads of rioters, below.

That plane shall be a DeHaviland "Otter", fitted with suitable tanks, ducts and delivery outlets.

The mission is hereby named the: "Otter Surprise".

Can I get a second as to this masterpiece of logistical logic and branding genius?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

473 471
Years ago, I was a on a prospecting trip with a buddy, and we sat around
the campfire one night, and BS-ed up a story line in which innocent
Sasquatches were enslaved by space aliens to labor in gold mines in the
rugged and rarely-visited Coast Mountains of B.C.

I didn't realize the weed was so good that far north.

Posted by: dartist at July 26, 2020 12:47 AM (+ya+t)

474 464 The doggeh got the last bite of steak.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:40 AM (+w+Am)

Nice.
This makes me happy.
Still miss my Rotti, don't know that I will ever get another dog.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:48 AM (IDhUW)

475 9 Was listening to Thomas Woods speak on this video:

https://youtu.be/6RDffMCAujg



He mentions that even that Ferguson jackass from Britain who estimated 2 million American dead from The Yellow Peril said that 2/3 of the deaths would be people who would have died in 2020 anyway, they were already so severely compromised.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 26, 2020 12:43 AM (Qio/u)
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I am midway through his talk. Never heard of this guy before. He has very good rebuttals to the Karens and the "listen to the science" idiots.

Posted by: fly gal at July 26, 2020 12:48 AM (6CtMt)

476 472-
Well that will certainly carry the 'load' of the oft-discussed 'Otter Surprise'

I can't imagine the utter, nay Otter surprise of the whole operation.

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:48 AM (y1Mvi)

477 I have thus refined the perfect airframe for the job. Which to the rest of you, is using a "water bomber" to air-drop a load of 100% pure Capscasin Oil on the heads of rioters, below.

That plane shall be a DeHaviland "Otter", fitted with suitable tanks, ducts and delivery outlets.

The mission is hereby named the: "Otter Surprise".

Can I get a second as to this masterpiece of logistical logic and branding genius?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

Otters are pretty big. I have ridden in one or two. You know what aircraft would be absolutely perfect for that task? Crop dusters. That's exactly what they were built to do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:48 AM (+w+Am)

478 I didn't realize the weed was so good that far north.
Posted by: dartist at July 26, 2020 12:47 AM (+ya+t)

When you are camped at 7000 feet in the midst of those self-same mountains, you don't need weed to get high.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 12:50 AM (+w+Am)

479 I listen to the Tom Woods podcast pretty regularly.
Mostly wonky libertarian economics and philosophy, but he's energetic and prolific enough to keep the listener engaged, and he has interesting guests pretty often.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 12:51 AM (vuisn)

480 Well an 802 would be great for that but nobody called it an 'Otter'

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:51 AM (y1Mvi)

481 Yeah, but "crop duster surprise" doesn't have that certain cache...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 26, 2020 12:51 AM (HuH1F)

482 The "Otter" carries with it the conotation of surprise and sudden Anal experience, which all protesters should experience with much force and fanfare. Per the AOS Style guide Vol. 6 Par. 3

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:54 AM (y1Mvi)

483 I remember the Twin Otter. That was the first plane I ever rode in. On career day in junior high school the local commuter outfit took students for a quick loop around Disneyland from the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 12:55 AM (wPVhA)

484 77 Re Bigfoot, Abominable Snowman & creatures that loom large in human imagination: The Ivory Billed Woodpecker fascinates me. Every time I see a big ol' woodpecker fly by I watch closely to look at its back when it lands on a tree. White back = Ivory Bill! But it's always a black back, which means Pileated Woodpecker. I know the Ivory Bill is probably extinct and the great woods near my home may not have ever had the bird in the first place. But I still want to believe it's out there and I'll be lucky enough to see one.
Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at July 25, 2020 10:20 PM (d9Cw3)

Thanks for sharing. It would be awesome to see an Ivory Bill, but to see even *just* a Pileated is a joy.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:57 AM (IDhUW)

485 ..Yeah, but "crop duster surprise" doesn't have that certain cache...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 26, 2020 12:51 AM (HuH1F)



I shall compromise on my initial offering.

Engage a crop duster. Turbine Piper variant would be my choice. Keep the Capsacian Oil. But mix in an ample percentage of Israeli "Skunk Oil" into the formula.

Now. Equip the plane with Vietnam Era airborne loudspeakers, to play a very loud PPPPHHHBBBBTTT !!! sound as the fluids are deployed.

How could they top the idea of being Crop Dusted by Operation Brown Note?


/that fart made my eyes water!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 12:58 AM (QzJWU)

486 When you are camped at 7000 feet in the midst of those self-same mountains, you don't need weed to get high.

I never had a problem at 7000 but was really uncomfortable on Pikes Peak. I'm sure you've been many more places than I.

Posted by: dartist at July 26, 2020 12:59 AM (+ya+t)

487 483- Cicero
That's awesome. Great planes. For this Op, a Twin Otter is basically Double Anal.. You can't have enough Capcasin oil anal for protesters.

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 12:59 AM (y1Mvi)

488 Thanks for sharing. It would be awesome to see an Ivory Bill, but to see even *just* a Pileated is a joy.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 12:57 AM (IDhUW)

Used to see big-ass woodpeckers in central B.C. when i was working in the bush. Pileated, I think. They'd rap on those old pine snags, and you could hear it for miles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:00 AM (+w+Am)

489 Clarissa, just do it anyway.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:01 AM (vuisn)

490 I never had a problem at 7000 but was really uncomfortable on Pikes Peak. I'm sure you've been many more places than I.
Posted by: dartist at July 26, 2020 12:59 AM (+ya+t)

I was never at Pikes Peak, but I did drive to that 12,000 foot pass out west of Estes Park. Went for a walk there, and found out how thin the air is there. Real quick.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:02 AM (+w+Am)

491 ..I remember the Twin Otter. That was the first plane I ever rode in. On career day in junior high school the local commuter outfit took students for a quick loop around Disneyland from the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 12:55 AM (wPVhA)



5th grade, in school in Fullerton. Field trip to that same airport, to see the "Time-Wise" commuter airlines Twin Otters.

Didn't get the flight, did get to sit in the Boss' seat and look at a (then) bewildering array of incomprehensible dials, switches and lights.

Heinlein said something about a technology being advanced enough to be magic. He was onto something, there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:03 AM (QzJWU)

492 106
Competitiveness, stoicism, dominance, and aggression, are characteristics identified as "traditional masculinity" in recent guidelines released by the American Psychological Association, elements that are deemed, "on the whole, harmful."

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As much as I would like to believe this is not so, I'm quite sure it is; therefore APA has lost its mind and is no longer useful for guidance on human psychology.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:03 AM (IDhUW)

493 5th grade, in school in Fullerton. Field trip to that same airport, to see the "Time-Wise" commuter airlines Twin Otters.

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Homie!

What school?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:04 AM (wPVhA)

494 No Ivory Bill, but here's some Ivory Joe Hunter:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=P3ZsRl7u53c

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:04 AM (+w+Am)

495 Heinlein said something about a technology being advanced enough to be magic. He was onto something, there.

RAH or Arthur C ?

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 01:05 AM (LPnfS)

496 RAH or Arthur C ?
Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 01:05 AM (LPnfS)

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I think it was Clarke. Good catch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:06 AM (wPVhA)

497 OK, since we're talking Fullerton, which is kinda like talking Anaheim and Disneyland.

Did anyone else ever go to the alligator farm not far from Disneyland? And was it in Fullerton? Sounds right, but I was a wee lad at the time.

Will have to ask a sibling - I just can't figure out how we had time to stop at the alligator place *after* a full day at the Magic Kingdom.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 01:06 AM (OTzUX)

498 This Bronco is supposed to be a throwback to the '60s original.

The first years production sold out in something like two days.

Oh, and Vice can fellate itself.

Posted by: JEM at July 26, 2020 01:06 AM (8erNz)

499 Isn't the Woody Woodpecker laugh based on a Pileated Woodpecker's call?
I used to hear them all the time in the woods -- more than I'd see them -- they're big as crows.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:07 AM (vuisn)

500 Night All. Off To fire up the legendary CR500R into the Desert dawn tomorrow.

Posted by: DBCooper at July 26, 2020 01:07 AM (y1Mvi)

501 Did anyone else ever go to the alligator farm not far from Disneyland? And was it in Fullerton? Sounds right, but I was a wee lad at the time.


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It was right next door to Knotts Berry Farm. I loved that place.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:07 AM (wPVhA)

502 The saying is something like: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Cargo cults prove that.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 01:07 AM (KAi1n)

503 Sorry to hear of the death of Peter Green. Always loved early FM.
Someone said earlier here that he lost it at some drug fueled concert in Europe. Is that verified? He spent a few yrs getting MH treatment back then.

Posted by: Farmer at July 26, 2020 01:08 AM (NUe40)

504 Used to see big-ass woodpeckers in central B.C. when i was working in the bush. Pileated, I think. They'd rap on those old pine snags, and you could hear it for miles.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:00 AM (+w+Am)

Probably Pileated, they are one of the largest, if not largest woodpeckers. Very distinctive red, white and black coloring. I in my old stomping grounds I might see one every other year or so.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:08 AM (IDhUW)

505 >>501 Did anyone else ever go to the alligator farm not far from Disneyland? And was it in Fullerton? Sounds right, but I was a wee lad at the time.

Sounds like an alternate universe of the Gatorland in Kissimmee we'd visit on the way to Disney World.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:10 AM (vuisn)

506 ..Homie!

What school?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:04 AM (wPVhA)



My brain ain't bringing it, but I'll do the research.

But my teacher was Miss Clark, and she drove a new '68 Camaro R/S convertible. Yellow, black top and stripes.

She was not as hot as her car.

P.S. Our "classroom" for the year, was the school's auditorium stage, behind a closed curtain. If the Band or such needed the stage that evening, we had to "secure everything" so the Janitorial Staff could shuffle our desks, the teacher's desk and all the various cabinets and stuff off to "Stage Left" or such.

First school fight I ever got into there, too. School's biggest bully had targeted me, and I rehearsed and rehearsed my moves in response.

I did not kick his ass. I did embarrass him beyond his ability to overcome, though. I wasn't bothered there ever again, but I was only there for that one school year, anyway.

Navy Brat. Nine elementary schools. It'll put the bark on ya.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:11 AM (QzJWU)

507 I am midway through his talk. Never heard of this guy before. He has very good rebuttals to the Karens and the "listen to the science" idiots.

Posted by: fly gal



Yeah, he has just the perfect level of snark and sarcasm added to actually knowing what he's talking about. That's my preferred speaking style.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 26, 2020 01:12 AM (Qio/u)

508 Poor Ivory Bill got pilloried on social media for posting pics of his African elephant hunt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:13 AM (wPVhA)

509 499 Isn't the Woody Woodpecker laugh based on a Pileated Woodpecker's call?
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I should know the answer to this, but can't recall.

Separately, even the sound of the smaller woodpeckers hitting wood is quite loud.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:14 AM (IDhUW)

510 ..499 Isn't the Woody Woodpecker laugh based on a Pileated Woodpecker's call?
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I should know the answer to this, but can't recall.

Separately, even the sound of the smaller woodpeckers hitting wood is quite loud.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:14 AM (IDhUW)



Repost your query in tomorrow's ONT earlier, when Nurse Ratched is here.

Be prepared to evade incoming fire.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:16 AM (QzJWU)

511 I did not kick his ass. I did embarrass him beyond his ability to overcome, though. I wasn't bothered there ever again, but I was only there for that one school year, anyway.
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You got him to leave you alone, you did good.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:17 AM (IDhUW)

512 Arthur C. Clarke's Three Laws:

1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 26, 2020 01:17 AM (Qio/u)

513 Separately, even the sound of the smaller woodpeckers hitting wood is quite loud.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:14 AM (IDhUW)

Wait until you are in a house, and the bugger starts hammering on the steel pipe that supports the TV antenna.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:17 AM (+w+Am)

514 You got him to leave you alone, you did good.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:17 AM (IDhUW)

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In grade school a reputation for defending yourself gets around fast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:18 AM (wPVhA)

515 Repost your query in tomorrow's ONT earlier, when Nurse Ratched is here.

Be prepared to evade incoming fire.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Woodpeckers can be pests! For sure!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:19 AM (IDhUW)

516 I did not know that Peter Green was actually alive just before he died (I assumed he'd succumbed years ago). He wrote what has become one of the greatest-ever heavy metal songs -- "The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown)" which Judas Priest covered on vinyl in 1978 and made their signature song. It's a bit akin to Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan). Ok original -- too specialized in 60's blooze (Manalishi) and folk (Dylan) but properly arranged by rockers. RIP Peter.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 01:19 AM (KAi1n)

517 Woodpeckers can be pests! For sure!
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:19 AM (IDhUW)

Word!

Posted by: Pinocchio at July 26, 2020 01:20 AM (+w+Am)

518 The Reagan Foundation (which runs the Reagan Library) has issued a
warning to the Trump campaign and the RNC: Quit raising money off Ronald
Reagan's legacy.

Lol

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Reagan would kick their asses for issuing that warning.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 26, 2020 01:21 AM (nAiE/)

519 Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac and owner of one of the best guitar tones in blues rock, RIP

Can't help about the shape I'm in,
Can't sing, ain't pretty and my legs are thin.
Don't ask me what I think of you,
I might not give the answer that you want me to.
Oh well.

Posted by: dartist at July 25, 2020 11:55 PM (+ya+t)


I hadn't listened to that song in quite a while, but I recognized those lyrics right away.

RIP Mr. Green.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 26, 2020 01:21 AM (Z4rgH)

520 I will see your alligator farm next to Knotts, and raise you one Japanese Deer Park.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:22 AM (KCRBG)

521 Reagan would kick their asses for issuing that warning.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 26, 2020 01:21 AM (nAiE/)

He couldn't sue, anyway. Where would he find a lawyer?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:23 AM (+w+Am)

522 While we're on the topic of 'okay originals,' dare I say that Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light" is dog turds covered in snot?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:23 AM (vuisn)

523 520 I will see your alligator farm next to Knotts, and raise you one Japanese Deer Park.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:22 AM (KCRBG)

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Ha! That was one of OC's more obscure theme parks. Pay money to look at some deer. It lasted less than a decade, I think.

I do remember when it got dolphins. Kind of appropriate since the Japanese eat dolphins.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:24 AM (wPVhA)

524 Anybody ever been to the gator farm in Colorado. Yes Colorado. It was a fish farm originally. The added alligators to clean up waste from processing the fish. Geothermal heat.

Most red neck thing in the state. Close to the sand dunes national park.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 26, 2020 01:26 AM (0OmEj)

525 >>520 I will see your alligator farm next to Knotts, and raise you one Japanese Deer Park.

I've been to the deer park in Nara where you can feed them by hand, but isn't as cool as feeding gators by hand.

How cool would that actually be? Pretty cool, but I'm sure the insurance would be a bitch.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:27 AM (vuisn)

526 522 While we're on the topic of 'okay originals,' dare I say that Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light" is dog turds covered in snot?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:23 AM (vuisn)

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Springsteen has always been wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:27 AM (wPVhA)

527 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:24 AM (wPVhA)

They had pearl divers, too!

Do you remember Marineland? (Not OC) And what the heck was place in San Pedro, not an amusement park, basically just SoCal's answer to San Fran's Fisherman's Wharf, but for some reason my mama liked to go there.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:28 AM (KCRBG)

528 Navy Brat. Nine elementary schools. It'll put the bark on ya.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:11 AM (QzJWU)


AF brat here -- 15 different schools thru HS. And I had a smart mouth.

I got in a lot of fights, and lost most of 'em. And come to think of it, I had quite a few swats too.

You'd think I woulda caught on...

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 26, 2020 01:29 AM (Z4rgH)

529 Ha! That was one of OC's more obscure theme parks. Pay money to look at some deer. It lasted less than a decade, I think.

I do remember when it got dolphins. Kind of appropriate since the Japanese eat dolphins.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:24 AM (wPVhA)

Hey kids! Visit Snoozy's Sloth Ranch! Play with cute, cuddly sloths. Even crippled kids can catch them!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:29 AM (+w+Am)

530
People should be wearing masks (if they have to) with "This is bullshit" written on it.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt


Like this one?

https://tinyurl.com/y3t7rpc9

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2020 01:30 AM (aKsyK)

531 Interesting how bullies are often the ones that come running to the authorities about being bullied. And they always use the word bullied but can't seem to define the actions.

I had a student tell me he was being targeted and in what manner (by the kid who was always complaining about being bullied). I spoke to the kid who denied it.

The next day the student told me it happened again and what he had done about it. I thanked him for letting me know. The " bullied" student limped by my office but decided against making a complaint. Simpler times.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:32 AM (IDhUW)

532 Anybody ever been to the gator farm in Colorado. Yes Colorado. It was a
fish farm originally. The added alligators to clean up waste from
processing the fish. Geothermal heat.



Most red neck thing in the state. Close to the sand dunes national park.



Signs for it were still there as of a few years ago. Didn't go to the park so I can't say if it's still in operation or not.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 26, 2020 01:32 AM (SchxB)

533 ..I will see your alligator farm next to Knotts, and raise you one Japanese Deer Park.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:22 AM (KCRBG)



Second Grade. Gilbert Elementary School.

We lived in apartments at the intersection of Western Ave & Knotts Blvd.

I watched 'em build the replica of Independence Hall, across from the rowing pond. Even at my young age then, I could rent a heavy wooden rowboat, no PFDs, and chase the ducks in that boat to my heart's content and the exhaustion of my then skinny arms.

Knotts did not yet have a fence in those days.

Mom, Dad, Brother and me, would saunter over to Knotts to take in some sights, and on Special Occasions, partake in a Cherry Pie, or if such as a Birthday or such, a Fried Chicken Dinner in the Knott's Restaurant.

The Knotts family still ran the place then, and they were ancient to me in my youth, them being in their forties or such.

It was a far more magic time than today.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:33 AM (QzJWU)

534 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:28 AM (KCRBG)

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Everyone knows Marineland and Corky the pilot whale.

San Pedro has Fisherman's Wharf, I think they call it. Original name, right? It has some restaurants and shops. I went there a few times with my parents.

There were two coastline amusement parks -- The Pike in Long Beach, a grimy Coney Island sort of place, and the much nicer Pacific Ocean Park in much nicer Santa Monica. POP closed ages ago, I remember going when I was about five.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:34 AM (wPVhA)

535 Second Grade. Gilbert Elementary School.

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I went to Gilbert for two years before Beatty Elementary opened up.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:35 AM (wPVhA)

536 Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 01:19

He also wrote "Black Magic Woman". That surprised me.

Posted by: Farmer at July 26, 2020 01:36 AM (NUe40)

537 Cicero, thanks - so, next to Knott's. Well we loved that place, too. I'm probably remembering that we went to Knott's, THEN the alligator place. Not Disneyland, which was always a full/long day.

Do you remember the guy at the alligator place with the arm missing below the elbow?

Tammy, Marineland, oh yes. And once, on the way back, I remember the Nike SAM site with missiles (or practice rounds, who knows) on the rails, above ground, launch position, along the road just south of Marineland. Could swear I read online a few years back that a group had restored the air defense site for visiting, including having the disappearing launchers restored and working, but now I can't find anything about it.

And Varno - all of Nara is a "deer park", they wander around everywhere, there are vendors selling food to feed them - most people find it all obnoxious. I think, like the monkeys in that Thai town, they have been starving during the lockdowns/no tourism.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 01:36 AM (OTzUX)

538 Watched 7500 on Amazon Prime. Waste of time.

Couldnt sleep last night, slept in this morning, now have run out of liquor.

Guess I'm listing out my first world problems.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:38 AM (IDhUW)

539 Went to "Mask mandatory" Kroger tonight. Guess what I didn't have on my face while I did my shopping.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 01:38 AM (vMCab)

540 Jim, uh, in Orange County CA, Western Ave and Knott Ave run parallel. :-)

I know 'cuz I was in the area today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:39 AM (L2ZTs)

541 Jim - that vignette about early Knott's says so much about the changes in society. And damn if the chicken dinner at the restaurant doesn't ring a bell. I don't recall seeing the Knott family themselves, but did see Walt twice at the fire station on Main Street.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 01:40 AM (OTzUX)

542 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:34 AM (wPVhA)

This pre-dated it. Ports O' Call was the name (Binged it). Kind of cute, like a little waterfront village.

Often wondered if Shoreline Village in Long Beach was modeled after it. And maybe even Marina Pacifica?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:40 AM (KCRBG)

543 all of Nara is a "deer park", they wander around everywhere, there are vendors selling food to feed them - most people find it all obnoxious.

Yeah or nay ...

If you hold out the deer cookie and bow, you can usually get the deer to bow back.

Deer muggings are common as some of the deer are bigger than little kids holding the deer food.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 01:40 AM (LPnfS)

544 I spent a ton of time on Knott Avenue delivering for UberEats today, in fact. :-)

Buena Park has some interesting neighborhoods...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:40 AM (L2ZTs)

545 ..I will see your alligator farm next to Knotts, and raise you one Japanese Deer Park.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:22 AM (KCRBG)



My late, besainted Mom was enraptured of that place. We could afford to go, exactly twice.

And yes. The deer muzzles were greedy, wet velvet on the palm, eagerly seeking out only that sweet feed corn, and your cupped gai-jin palm be damned in the quest.

For the deer, it was all about the corn, and only the corn.

I suppose the breaking point for that park was when Masturbating Pete poured a gallon of that corn down his pants and looked forward to the blissful conclusion?

/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:40 AM (QzJWU)

546 RIP, John Saxon.

One of my earliest celebrity crushes.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 26, 2020 01:41 AM (SRRAx)

547 This pre-dated it. Ports O' Call was the name (Binged it). Kind of cute, like a little waterfront village.

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That's right. Ports o call.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:41 AM (wPVhA)

548 Also, my previous job was right by Western Ave in Garden Grove.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:41 AM (L2ZTs)

549 Went to "Mask mandatory" Kroger tonight. Guess what I didn't have on my face while I did my shopping.
Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 01:38 AM (vMCab)

Maybe they knew you are dead, and therefore don't breathe?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:41 AM (+w+Am)

550 >>The Knotts family still ran the place then, and they were ancient to me in my youth, them being in their forties or such.

The "Incredible Mr. Limpet" exhibition was always my favourite.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:41 AM (vuisn)

551 Went to "Mask mandatory" Kroger tonight. Guess what I didn't have on my face while I did my shopping.
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Civil disobedience for the win!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 01:42 AM (IDhUW)

552
Guess what I didn't have on my face while I did my shopping.
Posted by: buzzion


You have a removable face?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2020 01:42 AM (aKsyK)

553 Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 26, 2020 01:41 AM (SRRAx)

Oy, lots of film credits ...

May his Family be Comforted.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 01:43 AM (LPnfS)

554 You have a removable face?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2020 01:42 AM (aKsyK)

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Shhh. He's deceased. That can do that kind of stuff.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:43 AM (wPVhA)

555 Also, what counts as fun in SoCal these days:

My fave independent pizza place, Pizzamania in Long Beach, has been closed every day for a week.

I was assuming the worst, but finally got to read the sign on the front door today.

It says their pizza oven needs to be repaired, and they will reopen on July 31. Let's hope so.

(I've read that when restaurants go under, they never admit they've gone out of business. They just say they're "renovating.")

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:44 AM (L2ZTs)

556 Went to "Mask mandatory" Kroger tonight. Guess what I didn't have on my face while I did my shopping.

Motor oil? Blood? A '63 Rambler?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at July 26, 2020 01:44 AM (SchxB)

557 >>546 RIP, John Saxon.

One of my earliest celebrity crushes.

The callback!

We're back to 1970's gene Roddenberry productions.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:45 AM (vuisn)

558 It was a far more magic time than today.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:33

Very cool reminiscence. I'm sure we're of the same age. Those were the days my friend...

Posted by: Farmer at July 26, 2020 01:45 AM (NUe40)

559 John Saxon was in MITCHELL!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 26, 2020 01:45 AM (aKsyK)

560 ..Jim, uh, in Orange County CA, Western Ave and Knott Ave run parallel. :-)

I know 'cuz I was in the area today.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:39 AM (L2ZTs)



I'm 62 and you're bitching about a second-grade recollection. And I've not been out there to visit since 1995 at the latest, and didn't travel those exact streets.

Send me your Rand McNally, and I'll drill on my homework, promise!

(required vignette: you fucked up, you trusted us)


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


snark aside. Load me in the Observers' Position in your car. I can point you to every place I lived in Orange County in the four year period I was there.

Might take some wrong turns. But in the end, they'll all be pinned on the map. This, I assure you.

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:46 AM (QzJWU)

561 >>552
Guess what I didn't have on my face while I did my shopping.
Posted by: buzzion

You have a removable face?

--

Cue "Day of the Robot" featuring John Saxon. Another callback!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 01:46 AM (vuisn)

562 Annnd the turd splashes into the punch bowl.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:48 AM (wPVhA)

563 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:34 AM (wPVhA)

I dimly remember the Pike. What I remember most was that the entire area was kinda seedy. If this stood out to a 4 year old, I imagine it was pretty bad! One of my aunt's lived downtown, and we visited once. She was there one day when some guy got decapitated on the roller coaster. (And I was at Knotts the night when someone committed suicide by jumping off the ride that used to take you up in a little metal bucket thingee)

They did a great job cleaning the downtown Long Beach area up. I worked at The World Trade Center there for many years.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:48 AM (KCRBG)

564 Jim, I believe ya :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:48 AM (L2ZTs)

565 raimondo was hoping for naked ottoman guy. just his type.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:48 AM (+w+Am)

566 Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:33 AM (QzJWU)

I lived on La Palma between Knott and Western, right between an elementary school (Gilbert, maybe?!) and the library. (Which might not have been there in your time)

Did the alligator park by any chance turn into Jungle Land, or maybe Jungle Island? I remember visiting when I was a kid, and my grandma would take me and a dozen or so cousins to it. Only cost 25 cents to get in, a bargain for large families!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:53 AM (KCRBG)

567 The Ivory Billed Woodpecker fascinates me.
Posted by: Buck Throckmorton
Me too. I used to walk for hours, often in the freezing cold, in a town forest near my home in MA. The small Downy and Hairy woodpeckers were common, but larger species, were rarer, and more shy. Whenever I saw a larger one, it was always a fleeting glimpse-but I always imagined it was the not so long extinct Ivory Billed.

Posted by: MikeM at July 26, 2020 01:53 AM (Ua+2D)

568 Oh wow...

Chris Frantz of Talking Heads just came out with an autobiography, Remain In Love, and he's talking smack about David Byrne.

Quote: "If you knew David Byrne, you would not be jealous of him." Hmmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:53 AM (L2ZTs)

569 ..raimondo was hoping for naked ottoman guy. just his type.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 01:48 AM (+w+Am)



I thought that *was* raimondo?


/artcritic



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 01:53 AM (QzJWU)

570 Posted by: raimondo at July 26, 2020 01:47 AM (ZfByB)

Was that before or after they accidentally shotone of their own?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:54 AM (KCRBG)

571 Chris Frantz of Talking Heads just came out with an autobiography, Remain In Love, and he's talking smack about David Byrne.

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Ooh, dishy!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:54 AM (wPVhA)

572 Late night raimondo. Like a bad case of herpes that just keeps coming back.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 26, 2020 01:54 AM (0OmEj)

573 537 Do you remember the guy at the alligator place with the arm missing below the elbow?
rhomboid at July 26, 2020 01:36 AM

Was he a Cajun named Amos Moses?

Posted by: Channeling Jerry Reed at July 26, 2020 01:55 AM (IqLsq)

574 ISTR Trump was officially a Democrat during the Reagan years. Is that true?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 25, 2020 10:34 PM


ISTR that Reagan was a democrat at one point. Is it true?


Posted by: Chuck C at July 26, 2020 01:56 AM (d/5jB)

575 Did the alligator park by any chance turn into Jungle Land, or maybe Jungle Island?

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The alligator farm must have been in walking distance. It was at the northwest corner of Beach and LaPalma. I closed sometime in the 70s, IIRC and there's a touristy strip mall and diner there now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:56 AM (wPVhA)

576 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 01:40 AM (L2ZTs)

It got very interesting when you got over towards the 5. (Santa Ana Fwy)

On another visit, my daddy took his delicate daughter to some restaurant (Jerry's maybe?) not too far from Japanese Deer Park, iirc, that had a promo wherein if you could eat their huge steak and all the sides, you didn't have to pay for it.

We went every night for a week, and he never had to pay for mine.

Did I mention I was 12 at the time?

I have always loved steak.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:58 AM (KCRBG)

577 Has Colonel Sanders been cancelled yet?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 01:59 AM (sSXWf)

578 Tammy, wow! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 02:00 AM (L2ZTs)

579 Has Colonel Sanders been cancelled yet?

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Did he own slaves?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 02:00 AM (wPVhA)

580 ..Did the alligator park by any chance turn into Jungle Land, or maybe Jungle Island? I remember visiting when I was a kid, and my grandma would take me and a dozen or so cousins to it. Only cost 25 cents to get in, a bargain for large families!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 01:53 AM (KCRBG)



I honestly don't remember the alligator park. Must've been that sheltered childhood, right?

3rd & 4th grade, found us in Buena Park, at the intersection of Orangethorpe & South Gilbert. Blue Lagoon Apartments. VERY high end apartments in it's day. L.A. Rams player, a tenant there. Folks were Managers, even though my Old Man was a U.S. Navy Recruiter at Downtown L.A. and Watts. Yes, riots, why do you ask?

I need to spend a couple days driving out there and making notes. Before my brain loses it all, forever.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:01 AM (QzJWU)

581 Has Colonel Sanders been cancelled yet?
Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 01:59 AM (sSXWf)

He had the biscuit quite a few years ago, I think.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 02:01 AM (+w+Am)

582 Rainmondo, you ignorant slut. No one cares dumbass.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:01 AM (sSXWf)

583 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 26, 2020 01:56 AM (wPVhA)

Sounds like it's where they have a Claim Jumper now. (Or at least it was still there when we left California in 2012)

I don't remember it, though. And I should, we visited the area a lot when I was a kid. Perhaps the adult females in my Southern family had better sense than to pay cash money to look at gators?!

Sounds like the exact kind of thing daddy and my uncles would have loved. I need to ask if there's a story about that I never heard....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 02:03 AM (KCRBG)

584 I don't know that this is true, but a friend who is very reliable says that George Wallace offered Colonel Sanders VP on the American Party ticket in 1968, and was turned down, then Curtis Lemay accepted.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 26, 2020 02:04 AM (jK8Z7)

585 Tammy: Claim Jumper is still there by Knotts Berry Farm. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 02:04 AM (L2ZTs)

586 Did he own slaves?
Posted by: Cicero

Dressed like a Southern gentleman so close enough.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:04 AM (sSXWf)

587 I am tending toward the assessment that rainmandoo is another regular sock. Others have raised the issue before.

Speaking of which, whatever happened to our 26-yr old model whose comments within a few days quickly morphed into sounding just like a 50 year+ old regular?

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:05 AM (OTzUX)

588 My drunk uncle jumped the fence at the Dallas Zoo to go wrestle the gator. That visit with the kids didn't end up so well, which was one reason he didn't have custody.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 26, 2020 02:06 AM (jK8Z7)

589 Speaking of which, whatever happened to our 26-yr old model whose comments within a few days quickly morphed into sounding just like a 50 year+ old regular?
Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:05 AM (OTzUX)

Alicia? She was on the morning thread yesterday. Don't recall if she was today.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 02:06 AM (+w+Am)

590 My drunk uncle jumped the fence at the Dallas Zoo to go wrestle the gator. That visit with the kids didn't end up so well, which was one reason he didn't have custody.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 26, 2020 02:06 AM (jK8Z7)

Was he wearing Crocs?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 02:08 AM (+w+Am)

591 Isn't rainmandoo a Dot not Feather sock of a AoS troll?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:08 AM (QzJWU)

592 Goodnight and thanks for the chat tonight, everyone. It was fun.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 26, 2020 02:09 AM (L2ZTs)

593 Night. Steve.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 02:09 AM (+w+Am)

594 Miklos has pretty much perfected tne art of imitating raimondo's nonsensensical ramblings with a word generator I think.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:09 AM (IDhUW)

595 Ray is a sad sad little fella.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 26, 2020 02:10 AM (0OmEj)

596 AOP, "Alicia" seem fake-ish to you too?

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:11 AM (OTzUX)

597 Good night Steve.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:11 AM (IDhUW)

598 qdpsteve. I'm gonna need you to write to the email in my nic.

I'm gonna want a pre-trip scouting report on the areas of my youth.

I'll tip at least the grub-hub minimum, for your troubles.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:11 AM (QzJWU)

599 Well, I am going to go to bed. Past midnight here. It's been a long day, but I got a lot done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 02:11 AM (+w+Am)

600 AOP, "Alicia" seem fake-ish to you too?
Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:11 AM (OTzUX)

Oh yeah. Fake as frog's hair.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 02:12 AM (+w+Am)

601 >>581 Has Colonel Sanders been cancelled yet?

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Did he own slaves?

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Chicken Lives Matter

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 02:12 AM (vuisn)

602 Good night AOP, glad you had a productive day.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:13 AM (IDhUW)

603 I'm not always around, guess I have missed Alicia.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:14 AM (IDhUW)

604 Not to implicitly stipulate the likely-sock "troll"s stuff, but .... there are "right wing gun nuts" doing anything other than going about their right wing gun nuttery in any way other than going to the range, reloading, hunting, collecting, talking, and smoking cigars?

Hadn't come across that.

Should call the FBI. They probably rate "right wing gun nuts" as #3 or 4 in terms of domestic national security threats. Notwithstanding absolutely nothing actually happening in which "they" are involved.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:16 AM (OTzUX)

605 592 My drunk uncle jumped the fence at the Dallas Zoo to go wrestle the gator. That visit with the kids didn't end up so well, which was one reason he didn't have custody.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 26, 2020 02:06 AM (jK8Z7)

Was he wearing Crocs?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 26, 2020 02:08 AM (+w+Am)

Lol, just saw WYDT

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:17 AM (IDhUW)

606 Chicken Lives Matter

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 02:12 AM (vuisn)


Fuck that.

Chicken Livers Matter. Especially when wrapped in bacon and cooked.

Posted by: RickZ at July 26, 2020 02:18 AM (Y8PSl)

607 Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:01 AM (QzJWU)

Ah yes, the Watts riots.

Two of my Daddy's brothers were, uh, members of the KKK, (one of them only went to one meeting , but my Uncle Donny was hardcore) and at one particular point, things were starting to get pretty ugly. My daddy had no use for that bullshit whatsoever, but mama knew that if one of his brothers was in trouble, despite the circumstances, Daddy would be right there to give him a fake alibi, or dispose of a body, etc. (Hillbillies gotta hillbilly, after all.)

It got so bad that she told him he was either going to visit his sister in California for a while, or he was going to be divorced, and he did. Got there on his birthday, August 11th, 1965! Got himself arrested, skipped bail, decided to stop in to visit my Aunt Chloe on his way back home, and got there just in time for Hurricane Betsy and damn near got arrested again in the aftermath when the Red Cross started charging people 5 bucks for a cup of coffee and a doughnut.

Mama still goes pale when anyone mentions 1965.....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 02:20 AM (KCRBG)

608 Speaking of the FBI, I'm going to go off topic.....

I suggest eliminating all taxes and gvt involvement in Education. With the savings from the tax cuts, the parents take control of the education of their children. Perhaps with these tax cuts we could even return to one income earner per family. Radical, right?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:22 AM (IDhUW)

609 I want a #^@*! burger so @*!# bad!
Medium rare, with blue cheese, grilled tomatoes, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and bacon. Swap a fork and carving knife for the bread.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 02:23 AM (KAi1n)

610 C.Sanders life story might make him worthy of honorary moron. Wasn't a southerner. Born in Indiana. Lost a job with the Illinois RR for brawling with a coworker. Studied law at night and became a lawyer. His law career ended after 3 years after a courtroom brawl with his client. First KFC restaurant was opened in Salt Lake.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:24 AM (sSXWf)

611 Dang, Tammy, that there is some "color". Love it.

I remember the Watts riots on the TV. Black and white, KTLA, KCOP, probably. Helicopter shots.

I think, the first televised and aerial-televised event of that kind.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:24 AM (OTzUX)

612 ..Mama still goes pale when anyone mentions 1965.....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 02:20 AM (KCRBG)



Picture if you will, every Active Duty Sailor and Marine in that station, with a Loaded and Chambered Garand leaning against their desks.

While they were still dialing (yes, really) the phones, chasing down prospects and leads to "volunteer" for the Navy, before the Draft Boards randomed up their numbers.

They deployed out of the Watts Station precisely ONCE, and took position behind stacked sandbag barricades.

Riots evolved more than 1/2 block away, thereafter.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:26 AM (QzJWU)

613 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at July 26, 2020 02:06 AM (jK8Z7)

This is the exact kind of thing that makes me wonder if there is some sort of family story I have not been told about this here alligator farm.

It doesn't seem like the type of thing any red-blooded redneck Southern man would be able to resist, especially if they had been enjoying some ice cold beer, which they almost always were.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 02:26 AM (KCRBG)

614 611 I want a #^@*! burger so @*!# bad!
Medium rare, with blue cheese, grilled tomatoes, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and bacon. Swap a fork and carving knife for the bread.
Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 02:23 AM (KAi1n)

If it was within my power it would be in front of you now. Hope you have passable substitute in frig/cupboard.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:27 AM (IDhUW)

615 Kestrel, follow me if you dare in my wild-ride here.

Public education is only the way it is because parents/the rest of us *allow* it to get that way.

It *wasn't* always this way - not by a long, long, long shot.

So "the parents" are how much likelier, on average, to do a better job than many public schools do now?

There's a chicken/egg thing embedded here somewhere, and I'm not as think as you drunk I am, but still, can't disentangle it for you.

Anyway. SFGoth has got me hungry now for a bacon cheeseburger.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:27 AM (OTzUX)

616 ..C.Sanders life story might make him worthy of honorary moron. Wasn't a southerner. Born in Indiana. Lost a job with the Illinois RR for brawling with a coworker. Studied law at night and became a lawyer. His law career ended after 3 years after a courtroom brawl with his client. First KFC restaurant was opened in Salt Lake.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:24 AM (sSXWf)



You forgot the gunfight.

Bing or Duck2go reference to the Colonel Sanders Gunfight.

Do it now.

/respectfully implores Zod



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:29 AM (QzJWU)

617 Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:24 AM (sSXWf)

Sounds like a Southerner to me. His mama and daddy (or grandparents maybe) probably got run out of their ancestral home for some sort of clash with the law, or maybe just pure cussedness.

My paternal grandmother got ran out of Cincinnati for setting fire to a cousin of the mayor's. ( Never mind that he set fire to her house, where she was teaching young girls.. many of them black... how to embroider so they could earn a living )

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 02:32 AM (KCRBG)

618 rhomboid.

My late mom had me fully conversant with the alphabet, traffic lights and Sir and Ma'am by time I was in kindergarten.

And I could read simple newspaper captions or advertisements, before I was in the 1st grade.

My teachers loved me and hated me. And always it was thus.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:32 AM (QzJWU)

619 Jim, love the recruiting station/Watts riot story.

My late and great friend who was a USMC/Guadalcanal/WWII vet talked about how large sections of LA were off-limits due to the Zoot Suit Riots, which occurred when he was back from Canal, at El Toro, before heading out with another squadron (ordnance, master sergeant ..... at 20 .... he got his haircut at MCRD in November 1941 - timing is everything).

A few books on those riots, will try to find one that's actually history and not history sausage as ground through stupid contemporary race-obsessed etc. lenses.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:33 AM (OTzUX)

620 Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:26 AM (QzJWU)


I can just about imagine!!

Very interesting times, to say the least.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 02:34 AM (KCRBG)

621 Now I want a pepperoni and pineapple pizza.

Been a long day with little progress. Nice to see a good Hitler parody.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 26, 2020 02:35 AM (e1mEI)

622 Kestrel, sigh, just a half package of ground turkey breast and some tuna steaks. Gotta cook the turkey tonight and the tuna tomorrow before I can thaw the grass-fed cowburger. I do have bacon. Meh, the point I'm trying to make is that a really, really divine burger is one made by someone I've paid to make it. See, I'm a capitalist and I believe in specialization. There's a reason I went into law, and not making burgers or growing marijuana. I can do the law well, get remunerated, and trade those barter bucks to someone who can grill the burgers or grow the MJ well. (I can toss the ground turkey into a pan with tomato sauce, spinach, peas, onions, mushrooms, and garlic well enough, but it's not the same as a divinely-inspired burger.)

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 02:36 AM (KAi1n)

623 I think schools could revert to pre gvt interference. Locally based, church, charity run, parental choice based on school's stated philosophy. It's a fantasy that looks something like the schools that were run when the country was being settled.

I have deep reservations about gvt education.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:37 AM (IDhUW)

624 Remember my blessed mother waching David and Chet during the Watts riots and she kept saying " they have a right to be angry but they're burning down where they live".

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:37 AM (sSXWf)

625 Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 02:36 AM (KAi1n)

Are you still dancing? I loved the stories you used to tell, and your gorgeous suits.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 26, 2020 02:38 AM (KCRBG)

626 There are two people, one a life-time neighborhood friend, and one a current (much younger) neighbor, who've asked me in the past about "gunning up". Neither has asked about it during the current unpleasantness. Think I'll ask them - but of course have to explain they'll need to probably wait a few months before they can get anything.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:38 AM (OTzUX)

627 ..A few books on those riots, will try to find one that's actually history and not history sausage as ground through stupid contemporary race-obsessed etc. lenses.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:33 AM (OTzUX)



We read of the zoot-suit riots when I was but in the 4th grade.

I've studied it much more, later.

Its far more complicated than the texts provide. Best I can make of it, the suits were Hispanic Libertines, chafing under all of the prohibition-type restrictions of their time.

They pulled the cork from their situational bottle.

The State hammered that cork back in, with a vengeance.

Pity was/is. That "Libertine" vibe, also tends to be a pretty hardcore lawbreaking vibe. And that's what muddies the historical waters.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:39 AM (QzJWU)

628 624 Kestrel, sigh, just a half package of ground turkey breast and some tuna steaks. Gotta cook the turkey tonight and the tuna tomorrow before I can thaw the grass-fed cowburger. I do have bacon. Meh, the point I'm trying to make is that a really, really divine burger is one made by someone I've paid to make it. See, I'm a capitalist and I believe in specialization. There's a reason I went into law, and not making burgers or growing marijuana. I can do the law well, get remunerated, and trade those barter bucks to someone who can grill the burgers or grow the MJ well. (I can toss the ground turkey into a pan with tomato sauce, spinach, peas, onions, mushrooms, and garlic well enough, but it's not the same as a divinely-inspired burger.)
Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 02:36 AM (KAi1n)


I hear all of that! Too late/impossible to order out?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:40 AM (IDhUW)

629 It's astonishing, but it appears that only one fleet carrier (CVN) is currently home-ported in San Diego. As recently as 10 years ago, there were 3, and occasionally a fourth in port.

Hmmm.

And we're currently burning our amphibious carriers, so, plenty of dock space available!

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:42 AM (OTzUX)

630 623 Now I want a pepperoni and pineapple pizza.

Been a long day with little progress. Nice to see a good Hitler parody.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 26, 2020 02:35 AM (e1mEI)



You want proof of how wrong this combination is?

Babylon Bee: Governor Cuomo Orders Restaurants To Put Pineapple On Their Pizza

https://tinyurl.com/y6rp6wyf

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 02:42 AM (vMCab)

631 You forgot the gunfight.


That's good stuff. Gotta admire the guy.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:42 AM (sSXWf)

632 Several songs I never want to ever ever hear again never are Springsteen ditties. "Blinded" is A#1.

Posted by: klaftern at July 26, 2020 02:43 AM (RuIsu)

633 Weekend media haiku:

Stelter tickles our
frontal lobes with great aplomb
Blitzer creams his jeans

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 26, 2020 02:44 AM (vuisn)

634 Roses are red,
Limes are sour,
A world with no pineapple on pizza,
Would be rather dour ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 02:45 AM (LPnfS)

635 Buzzion, today on the bike ride, saw some city signs that I asked the Boss to take pics of (she didn't), just to have.

Things like "this park open for limited public use" with "activities allowed: sitting, walking ...."

I'm not kidding.

In America. In the 21st century.

Ridiculous, medieval-level superstitious unscientific idiocy.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:45 AM (OTzUX)

636 gunning up".

Bought a Ruger PC 9mm Friday. Have to wait for the background check but fortunately, our county Sheriff's office takes that seriously.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:46 AM (sSXWf)

637 I did a fine rib roast on the BBQ for fam tonight.....but that was a killer burger.

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 02:48 AM (u1WYs)

638 I'll take BBQ'd rib roast over a burger anyday. Especially if someone else is cooking.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:50 AM (sSXWf)

639 ..gunning up".

Bought a Ruger PC 9mm Friday. Have to wait for the background check but fortunately, our county Sheriff's office takes that seriously.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:46 AM (sSXWf)



Bought a Ruger SR9c from my boss last week. NIB. $125. Handshake. Done.

Texas, FTW.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:50 AM (QzJWU)

640 Fuck him in the ass with a flaming pineapple.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2020 10:47 PM (SNXHr)

Calm down.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

A lukewarm pineapple ?

Posted by: JT at July 26, 2020 02:51 AM (arJlL)

641 Sock Monkey, those are great little rifles. To quote the gun store owner in Terminator, "perfect for home defense".

Unfortunately a few of the organizers of my favorite handgun match have them, and now allow people to shoot those as 2nd guns in the match. So now, a squad of 14 takes as much time as a squad of 18 to shoot a stage. Plus - why TF would you use any PCC in a handgun match?

Hitting a cardboard tombstone target bullseye or a steel plate on a rack or Texas star at 35 feet, with a red-dot scope, is like knocking over pieces on a chessboard right in front of you. Booohh-ring.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:52 AM (OTzUX)

642 Good night Hordelings
Peace

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:52 AM (IDhUW)

643
Bought a Ruger SR9c from my boss last week. NIB. $125. Handshake. Done.

Texas, FTW.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Nice. State of Washington says no more handshake gun sales anymore. Transaction has to go through a FFL. Doesn't mean they don't happen.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 02:55 AM (sSXWf)

644 ..Hitting a cardboard tombstone target bullseye or a steel plate on a rack or Texas star at 35 feet, with a red-dot scope, is like knocking over pieces on a chessboard right in front of you. Booohh-ring.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 02:52 AM (OTzUX)




At 15 yards, on ISPC Steel Plate spacing, I'm getting .71 split times on my S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman revolver.

Is this where I quit in shame or ?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 02:58 AM (QzJWU)

645 C.Sanders life story might make him worthy of honorary moron. Wasn't a southerner. Born in Indiana. Lost a job with the Illinois RR for brawling with a coworker. Studied law at night and became a lawyer. His law career ended after 3 years after a courtroom brawl with his client. First KFC restaurant was opened in Salt Lake.
Posted by: Sock Monkey
-----------

You left out the part about the shootout.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 26, 2020 02:58 AM (cGzEU)

646 610 .....
I suggest eliminating all taxes and gvt involvement in Education. With the savings from the tax cuts, the parents take control of the education of their children. Perhaps with these tax cuts we could even return to one income earner per family. Radical, right?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 26, 2020 02:22 AM (IDhUW)
===
Hmmm, (excluding state and local spending) (and including higher education), I just turned up a number for annual federal education spending of $4.71 trillion.

I (again including higher education) find 57 million students.

That comes to $82,631 per student.

Point of reference. The median household income in the US is about $61,000.

Someone check my numbers. The math is right.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 02:59 AM (BRkq2)

647 why TF would you use any PCC in a handgun match?


That ain't right. PCC have their niche but it's not a handgun replacement. One of the reasons I bought it was that it takes Glock magazines. Now I have three weapons that all take the same mag. I have, shall we say, a fair amount of Glock mags.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:00 AM (sSXWf)

648 Aw, Kestrel just signed off.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 03:00 AM (BRkq2)

649 You left out the part about the shootout.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 26

Jim pointed that out. The man definitely had moron qualities.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:01 AM (sSXWf)

650 Dartist - now that you mention it, what do you think of me?
Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ...

I think you're wonderful.....with a capital WOO_WOO !

Posted by: JT at July 26, 2020 03:03 AM (arJlL)

651 Sock, exactly, the mag inter-changeability feature is outstanding.

But as I noted - rifle with a red-dot to hit a steel plate 40 feet away? Huh?

Jim, no need for shame obviously. These matches use total time, no splits (and I haven't looked at my score in years).

But between the stages becoming boring (no Rube Goldberg moving/interconnected targets), and the round count going down, and not much steel .... AND the damn PCCs, the matches have been kind of ruined for me. Used to be great.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 03:05 AM (OTzUX)

652 I'm happy to hit center mass at combat range most days with double taps.

Most defensive shootings happen in 1 to 1.78 seconds....

stuff that makes you grow old just thinking about it.

Yet ya gotta train....now more than ever.

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:06 AM (u1WYs)

653 ..But between the stages becoming boring (no Rube Goldberg moving/interconnected targets), and the round count going down, and not much steel .... AND the damn PCCs, the matches have been kind of ruined for me. Used to be great.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 03:05 AM (OTzUX)



Revert then to IDPA. It's still an Iron Sight world, devoid of Race Guns.

Which are not PC today, anymore, you know.


/hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 03:08 AM (QzJWU)

654 I think you're wonderful.....with a capital WOO_WOO !
Posted by: JT at July 26, 2020 03:03 AM (arJlL)


A gracious thank you, Sir ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 03:08 AM (LPnfS)

655 ..Yet ya gotta train....now more than ever.

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:06 AM (u1WYs)



Fifteen years ago, I was at 1.14 seconds into the 10 ring, 7 yards, S&W Model 28, from the Low Ready. That's 20% slower than Miculeck, *before* the reload.

At a certain point, you confront the fact that you have peaked.


*again* /hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 26, 2020 03:12 AM (QzJWU)

656 I'm happy to hit center mass at combat range most days with double taps.

Heart/lung kill zone. Just like shooting Bambi.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:16 AM (sSXWf)

657 Hi Tammy! I remember those days of such postings and you, but they were so long ago. The last 5 years were like that Trek TNG episode where Picard lives a lifetime as somebody else. Then I came back and am in a most unusual psychological/emotional place. I feel like I've been given a new lease on life, sort of akin to Maj. Richard Winters saying that if God got him through the war, he'd settle down and live a quiet life somewhere. But there are some things I have to do first, and all this societal upheaval isn't helping. I do feel that I have the opportunity to avoid F. Scott Fitzgerald's infamous "there are no second acts in life". At least BurtTC isn't trying to out me as a troll anymore.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 03:17 AM (KAi1n)

658 Starr County, with imported acute cases from Mexico.

And like other TX hospitals if they want they can send patients to other parts of the state, where there's plenty of capacity (everywhere, actually, outside the RGV).

But this kind of idiotic distortion is, in fact, the sort in which many Americans marinate, 24/7.

Tragically for the ignorant racist totalitarians like our commenter here, virus gonna virus, it's fading, will fade, nothing can stop that, and once the populace is to HIT, which is probably 25% or even lower, done. A few areas may still have to go through their curves, but they will, and, done.

And continuing efforts to destroy the economy and punish the population in general, as they continue in select areas as the virus fades, will likely boost MAGA even more - though no boost is needed for a big victory as it is.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 03:18 AM (OTzUX)

659 Could be worse ...

Always grateful that it isn't ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 03:19 AM (LPnfS)

660 I just typed random letters into the search engine. I opened the first link. I randomly highlighted some type. Then I looked at what I had.

It made more sense and was not less out of context than the troll posts here.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 03:19 AM (BRkq2)

661 I just typed random letters into the search engine.

ABACAB ???

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 03:22 AM (LPnfS)

662 Phil Collins, is that you?!?

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 03:22 AM (LPnfS)

663 Though the new rule seems to be.....

"Never let a threat get that close?"

Which is why you all want to go Black with range from 5.56 to 308 all the way out to 50 BMG if you REALLY do not wish to engage a threat any closer.

But for most of us regular folk, it will be close in and without options.

So be super sharp with your side arm...just may save your life and the lives of those you love.

Hate 9's..working with 40's.....45's ACP...MERICA but limited mag rounds, But you only have to punch a chest once with those rounds. (Created specifically to take down Samoan Warriors at the turn of the Century) as the officer issued "38" just pissed them off.....and caused them to slaughter more Navel Officers.

(sips wine)...true....I tells ya...

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:22 AM (u1WYs)

664 Starr County, with imported acute cases from Mexico.

Troll boi missed that point.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:22 AM (sSXWf)

665 Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 03:18 AM (OTzUX)
Boom.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 03:23 AM (BRkq2)

666 Oh DEAR...

Devil's mark on my last post......it still be true!

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:25 AM (u1WYs)

667 Tammy al-Thor:

i believe you said something awhile back about living in "South Gate" here in Lost Angeles...

of so, we were likely neighbors, for various values thereof, back in the day.

RL e-mail addy in sig, if'n you wanna touch base.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 26, 2020 03:25 AM (TZU1B)

668 It made more sense and was not less out of context than the troll posts here.
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26,

Nailed it. We can still let them think they're an irritant. Makes us a more diverse blog and it's entertaining.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:28 AM (sSXWf)

669 Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at July 26, 2020 03:22 AM (LPnfS)

heh, no, the genesis here was simply to place both hands on the keyboard and give about a second of random hits.

iaosejhf;klahFO{n or klavn 'akslgnv

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 03:28 AM (BRkq2)

670 667 Oh DEAR...

Devil's mark on my last post......it still be true!
Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:25 AM (u1WYs)

Saved by Troll-B-Gone.

Posted by: m at July 26, 2020 03:29 AM (gvWOP)

671 671

"Bless you."

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:30 AM (u1WYs)

672 Mis count......WHeewww

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:31 AM (u1WYs)

673 And Mexico supposedly has 85% mask wearing compliance. Yet their cases are surging.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 03:32 AM (vMCab)

674 The Wirecutter.

The site was founded in September 2011 and was acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016.

So.... you know

Posted by: Chinaacid at July 26, 2020 03:33 AM (/T2Gw)

675 Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:28 AM (sSXWf)

What's almost shocking is how manifestly stupid these lefty trolls are. That they are malevolent and vain is clear. But, in addition, we're talking IQs numbers that will have to wait for winter to top outdoor air temperatures.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 03:33 AM (BRkq2)

676 The Raspberries, Go All the Way

https://youtu.be/R5u25XGGo-E

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 26, 2020 03:33 AM (LxTcq)

677 But, in addition, we're talking IQs numbers that will have to wait for winter to top outdoor air temperatures.
Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 03:33

You left out the part about sociopathic tendencies.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:37 AM (sSXWf)

678 New York Times

Dom Komsomolskaya Pravda in sheep's clothing.....

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:37 AM (u1WYs)

679 And Mexico supposedly has 85% mask wearing compliance. Yet their cases are surging.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 03:32 AM (vMCab)

"Supposedly." I don't believe that %....do you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 26, 2020 03:38 AM (dLLD6)

680 And Sorros runs the Real Estate section.

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:39 AM (u1WYs)

681 671 671

"Bless you."
Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:30 AM (u1WYs)

I think it's CBD who has the Troll-B-Gone zapper! I just noticed the numbers changing.

Posted by: m at July 26, 2020 03:42 AM (gvWOP)

682 I don't even believe the surge in Commiefornia because....Getty Boy....and Mayor Yoga Pants...

Don't get me started on "The Fauch"

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:42 AM (u1WYs)

683 "Supposedly." I don't believe that %....do you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 26, 2020 03:38 AM (dLLD6)



Not really. But its not a number based on their government reporting so its not like its propaganda. But they're pushing and promoting masks and have mandates in most of their states. Yet their numbers continue to climb.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 03:42 AM (vMCab)

684 Supposedly." I don't believe that %....do you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 26, 2020 03:38 AM (dLLD6)

Using the same labs as Florida.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:44 AM (sSXWf)

685 G'morning, all.


Woke up for no good reason.
Now can't fall back asleep.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 03:44 AM (3D/fK)

686 Colonel Sanders never killed a man. He just ...

*puts on sunglasses*

... winged him.


YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAA
AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 26, 2020 03:46 AM (LxTcq)

687  But they're pushing and promoting masks and have mandates in most of their states. Yet their numbers continue to climb.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 03:42 AM (vMCab)

I'm going to bet that when we have more complete data about how Wuhan Flu is transmitted we will discover that it is more similar to norovirus or rhinovirus.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 26, 2020 03:52 AM (dLLD6)

688 Ah....9 mins before the dreaded 1 AM of my discontent..

maybe one more......

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:53 AM (u1WYs)

689 Last thing Mrs. Sock said was don't stay up too late. Granddaughters are here. Youngest one will come paddling into the room at 6 am and inform me that we are having huckleberry pancakes, bacon and eggs for breakfast and it's my job to get up and fix it. I'm going to be calling myself a few choice names under my breath in the morning. Entertaining as almost always horde.!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 26, 2020 03:54 AM (sSXWf)

690 punish the population in general,

Posted by: rhomboid at July 26, 2020 03:18 AM (OTzUX)


FTFY.

Because it's true. We are being punished for not being meek and docile enough yet for Them the Globalists to bring their destructive plans to fruition. Yes, they are trying to destroy us because in their Zero Sum Game Of Governance, that's the only thing to do that makes sense if They want to win: We must lose.

Never being all that religious in the first place, I am so sick of politics becoming a religion with mandatory hourly church services just to be able to keep up with the latest liturgy. But we now live in a commie Age of Idiocy where anything is possible, including Tranny Story Time at the local public library.

I keep thinking of a line from some hard-boiled detective novel/story where our hero is asked, 'How many men have you killed?' His reply, 'None. They were all commies.' You can't reason with a commie and that's why we're not voting ourselves out of this commie Age of Idiocy where Black Lives Matter is a world-wide propaganda phenomenon.

Posted by: RickZ at July 26, 2020 03:54 AM (Y8PSl)

691 Ah....9 mins before the dreaded 1 AM of my discontent..



maybe one more......

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:53 AM (u1WYs)

---
either way, you're a trouble maker.


Posted by: redc1c4 at July 26, 2020 03:56 AM (TZU1B)

692 687 Charlie,

We, the simple folks, will never be given "The Data" because after all, we should be trusting of our superior intelligentsia because WE would never really understand such DATA.

Civil War 2.0

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 03:59 AM (u1WYs)

693 I'm going to bet that when we have more complete data about how Wuhan Flu is transmitted we will discover that it is more similar to norovirus or rhinovirus.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 26, 2020 03:52 AM (dLLD6)


Fuck, who knows. It's a coronavirus. Do those really have much difference in the way they're transmitted?

When this is all over I'm sure they'll quietly admit that making everyone wear masks really isn't all that effective at stopping it. Just like you can find quite a bit of evidence prior to 2020 that widespread mask usage isn't that effective.

Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 04:03 AM (vMCab)

694 And, with that...

Night Watch hits the streets.....Pike Poles optional...side arms with extra mags.... de rigueur.....yeah French...but sounds classy......


night Horde

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 04:04 AM (u1WYs)

695 691



night RED

Posted by: The Nightwatch with Reme at July 26, 2020 04:05 AM (u1WYs)

696 I see that during another evening of mostly peaceful rioting in Seattle, somebody blasted an 8 inch diameter hole into the brick exterior wall of a police station.


Keep it classy Seattle.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 04:08 AM (3D/fK)

697 Posted by: buzzion at July 26, 2020 04:03 AM (vMCab)

Well, the difference with Wuhan is that it isn't as dangerous as SARS and MERS.

But your point about the masks is on the mark. Sure, they probably help a bit to protect others. It makes sense, and it might even be true!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 26, 2020 04:14 AM (dLLD6)

698 Seeing more and more shoppers as well as employees in stores wearing the mask, but at half mast.

And was discussion the Wu-Flu with a friend who was mentioning that the fatality rat seems to be dropping.

But was concerned about the randomness of death or long term effects to people from various demographics.

I pointed to that the randomness was strikingly similar to the effects of automobile accidents.

But that we had not shut down our nation's highways...yet.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 04:25 AM (3D/fK)

699 Trump should issue an executive order making masks optional for those over 50. Call it the Rod Langway rule.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 04:40 AM (KAi1n)

700 Baltimore County has an odd exemption to their mask law.

If in a gym, and excising in a manner which causes heavy exhalation, to include the possibility of virus laden particles leaving the body at a higher than normal velocity...

one need not wear a mask.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 04:47 AM (3D/fK)

701 There's youtube video of Fleetwood Mac playing "The Green Manalishi" live in concert in October, 1975. Wow. And yes (note the date of show).

Posted by: SFGoth at July 26, 2020 05:04 AM (KAi1n)

702 African Swallow velocity or European?

Posted by: george at July 26, 2020 05:07 AM (3ZYjC)

703 Up for my regularly-scheduled middle of the night old man bathroom break.

The Alameda County courthouse in California has been set on fire by a communist mob.

If this keeps up, Trump is going to take California.


Posted by: Other Brother Fredo Cuomo at July 26, 2020 05:08 AM (unn44)

704 "The Alameda County courthouse in California has been set on fire by a communist mob. "

But did they set it alight in a mostly peaceful manner?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 05:10 AM (3D/fK)

705 "African Swallow velocity or European?"

Laden with virus...
or unladen?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 05:11 AM (3D/fK)

706 Ginger or Mary Ann?

Posted by: george at July 26, 2020 05:21 AM (3ZYjC)

707 Mary Anne of course.


Ginger was simply high maintenance arm-wear. to impress your friends with.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 05:26 AM (3D/fK)

708 Yeah but replace Ginger with Tina Louise, then what?

Posted by: george at July 26, 2020 05:28 AM (3ZYjC)

709 "Yeah but replace Ginger with Tina Louise, then what?"


Well, you're still stuck with a high maintenance diva with a 'Star' complex.

Too much headache for me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 05:31 AM (3D/fK)

710 Ginger is the one you'd pick up in a bar when you were in a strange city.


Mary Anne is the one you would seriously date and then marry the hell out of.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 26, 2020 05:33 AM (unn44)

711 Good morning!

Ginger to date...Mary Ann to live and have chirruns with.

Coffee is ready!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 26, 2020 05:41 AM (e+sAp)

712 Tina turned out to be Ginger

Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2020 05:46 AM (6f16T)

713 704 "The Alameda County courthouse in California has been set on fire by a communist mob. "
===
But did they set it alight in a mostly peaceful manner?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 05:10 AM (3D/fK)
===
Funny you should mention it. Just read the report from CBS Seattle and beneath the video of a building on fire, the caption began: "Kenny Choi reports on peaceful Oakland protest..."

Posted by: Gilded Age II at July 26, 2020 05:48 AM (BRkq2)

714 I never realized the tactical potential of beanbags until this morning. Coffee up, gear up, weapons up, mount up. Back aboard by 1430.

Posted by: Eromero at July 26, 2020 05:48 AM (XhWtx)

715
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 26, 2020 05:49 AM (ZYhcP)

716 Hi there, Alton.

Posted by: clutch at July 26, 2020 05:52 AM (9UmRs)

717
mornin', clutch

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 26, 2020 05:54 AM (ZYhcP)

718 Via @ 685- You woke up for no good reason? Well, just start running. That's all I have to say about that.

Posted by: Eromero at July 26, 2020 05:55 AM (XhWtx)

719 Baltimore County has an odd exemption to their mask law.

If in a gym, and excising in a manner which causes heavy exhalation, to include the possibility of virus laden particles leaving the body at a higher than normal velocity...

one need not wear a mask.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 04:47 AM (3D/fK)

-

Hold my beer.
- Washington, DC

"The enforcement provisions of this Order shall not be applied to persons in the judicial or legislative branches of the District government while those persons are on duty; and shall not apply to any employees of the federal government while they are on duty."

coronavirus.dc.gov/maskorder

Posted by: Charles Darwin - Stop acting white at July 26, 2020 05:55 AM (2fwfy)

720 How about If no windows were broken it was peaceful.

Posted by: Skip at July 26, 2020 05:57 AM (6f16T)

721 Bailey or Jennifer?

Posted by: JAS at July 26, 2020 06:00 AM (2BZBZ)

722
Bailey or Jennifer?

Posted by: JAS at July 26, 2020 06:00 AM


Bailey

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 26, 2020 06:01 AM (ZYhcP)

723 " You woke up for no good reason?"


Yeh...kinda odd.

I don't normally suffer from that.

Also.....Bailey.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:04 AM (3D/fK)

724 Not a bad price for shorty shells.

https://tinyurl.com/yxvcj3on

I don't see a listing for 00 buckshot though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:08 AM (3D/fK)

725 Link to the courthouse being set on fire.

https://tinyurl.com/yxbve9js

Lots of interesting wordsmithing going on in the article.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:11 AM (3D/fK)

726 And Richmond had its on issues last night.

I don't remember Feds being sent there, yet there were still riots.

https://tinyurl.com/y4hny95l

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:13 AM (3D/fK)

727 And of course, we have Portland..
being Portland.


https://tinyurl.com/yy67w8j7

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:14 AM (3D/fK)

728 >>> Lots of interesting wordsmithing going on in the article.

"The riot took a couple hours to get underway"

Posted by: fluffy at July 26, 2020 06:15 AM (FgJKq)

729 Link to video clips of the Portland violence:

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo

Posted by: m at July 26, 2020 06:20 AM (gvWOP)

730 I have no idea what this 'Wall of Moms" organization is.

But I'm guessing its aligned with all the other 'Moms Demand..." type groups.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:23 AM (3D/fK)

731 Le NOOD

It's been there for a while

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:27 AM (3D/fK)

732 I have no idea what this 'Wall of Moms" organization is.



But I'm guessing its aligned with all the other 'Moms Demand..." type groups.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 26, 2020 06:23 AM (3D/fK)


I suspect they are not moms at all but are instead a wall of trannies and non-parental women in mom jeans.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 26, 2020 11:08 AM (nAiE/)

733
That burger looks so....tasty....and....

SALTY

I wish I did not have apnea/high blood pressure.

Maybe the new dog will help lower it.

Posted by: Sapwolf at July 26, 2020 01:34 PM (nuv3n)

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