Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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(Today make mine a Triple)

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Open thread, opine and/or bloviate away. Just a few friendly reminders. The 'ettes don't have cooties. The hallway isn't designed for racing with sharp objects in your hands. And lastly have a great weekend!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:00 AM




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1 Yep

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:00 AM (3ov3A)

2 Roomy

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:01 AM (3ov3A)

3 Good morning

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:01 AM (ONvIw)

4 Damn that looks good.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:01 AM (3ov3A)

5 Spilled a half cup this morning, I don't deserve any more

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:01 AM (OjZpE)

6 Top o the morning. You're late. What'd you do before lunch?

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:02 AM (3ov3A)

7 My first was thwarted from a dirty tablet screen

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:02 AM (OjZpE)

8 I hate when that happens.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:03 AM (3ov3A)

9 One cup to rule them all?

Posted by: freaked at August 08, 2020 09:03 AM (Tnijr)

10 "The hallway isn't designed for racing with sharp objects in your hands. And lastly have a great weekend!!"

So i guess desk chair jousting is right out then, huh?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:04 AM (6FeV1)

11 Anybody nooded yet...or we gonna let em guess.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:04 AM (3ov3A)

12 Either that hand is huge or that coffee cup is like small Jr sized.

Posted by: freaked at August 08, 2020 09:05 AM (Tnijr)

13 Just bacon and buttered toast this a.m.

86 on the eggs......all out.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 08, 2020 09:05 AM (Z+IKu)

14 Willowed:


Oh, forgot to look at Week in Pictures today.

Commercial for BLM, because nothing says racism more than millionaire sports athletes.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 08:55 AM (OjZpE)


I would really like;

#DropFootballCuzBLM

#DropBasketballCuzBLM

#DropBaseballCuzBLM

#DropHockeyCuzBLM

all to become a massive thing on twitter and in reality.

If they really want a pastime to become a marxist political lecture for their viewers,

then we should deny them our "votes". ie. dollars and viewership.

And teach them that their extremely well-paid careers playing games, are strictly entertainment and a fun pastime for us. And nothing else.

And if they want our viewership and dollars, the STFU and play ball.


Bu-u-u-u-ut, it's just a dream. A beautiful, beautiful dream.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 08, 2020 09:05 AM (dWwl8)

15 Good morning Hordemates.
What mischief awaits us today???

Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 09:05 AM (usgok)

16 Up early today!

Posted by: Senile Joe at August 08, 2020 09:06 AM (ldOBo)

17 I mentioned it downstairs

Traveling Man how are you and your brother doing?

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:06 AM (OjZpE)

18 > What mischief awaits us today???

Mowing the lawn. Exciting stuff.

Probably will tinker with my 3D printer some.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 09:07 AM (unn44)

19 Good morning Hordemates.

What mischief awaits us today???

Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 09:05 AM (usgok)



I get to go to a virtual baby shower. As if real baby showers aren't bad enough. There won't even be food.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 08, 2020 09:07 AM (4EyHE)

20 NO.STYROFOAM.CUPS.EVER!

Posted by: Faye Dunaway at August 08, 2020 09:07 AM (mNhhD)

21 Capture the flag!

https://twitter.com/Paint_the_trail/status/
1284668072570298368

this is a cool pro Trump activist account

Posted by: vmom 2020 grammar supremacist at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (J8nVw)

22 Ordered two egg mcmuffins, and two covfefe. They think its for two people, but it was just for me.

Posted by: Menack at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (buTO7)

23 Heck, I've had two cups already and I ain't got shit done!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)

24 "Traveling Man how are you and your brother doing?"

Mrs VIA was just asking that the there day as well.


Hope all is improving

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (3D/fK)

25 "I get to go to a virtual baby shower. "

If it's a virtual baby can you give a virtual gift?

Posted by: freaked at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (Tnijr)

26 spilled coffee makes me cry
only a fresh fup can console me

time to WAWA, Skip!

Posted by: vmom 2020 grammar supremacist at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (J8nVw)

27 If it's a virtual baby can you give a virtual gift?

Posted by: freaked at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (Tnijr)



I plan on waving a Kohl's gift card in front of the camera.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 08, 2020 09:09 AM (4EyHE)

28 Well, I'm on a state mandated 10 day self isolation. And unfortunately we have to transition my brother from life saving to comfort care so he can die a natural death. None of the treatments are helping.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (3ov3A)

29 Thank you for asking Skip!

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (3ov3A)

30 Morning everyone!

My first actual weekend in a while. I plan on being lazy.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (cfSRQ)

31
1973:

Hi, I'm Senator Joe Biden.


2010:

Hi, I've Vice President Joe Biden.


2017:

Hi, I'm Ex-Vice President Joe Biden.


2020:

Me Eggs Vice Peppermint, Joel Bidem.


2020 (Late Summer):

Me...uh...uh...Those Dirty Blacks took Cocaine an stole my sandwich!!!....Bidum.


Posted by: naturalfake at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (dWwl8)

32 I get to go to a virtual baby shower. As if real baby showers aren't bad enough. There won't even be food.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 08, 2020 09:07 AM (4EyHE)
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Oh God I hated baby showers. All the cooing over diaper genies and spit bibs.

Don't get me wrong, I like babies. They're delicious!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

33
time to WAWA, Skip!
Posted by: vmom 2020 grammar supremacist
__________

People on the go go to Wawa food market
Fast fast shopping night an day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (mht8P)

34 Traveling man - I'm so sorry to hear that.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (4EyHE)

35 Good Saturday morning, horde!

grammie, just ugh. What's the point without cake?

Posted by: April, Freedom Now! at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (OX9vb)

36 Great weekend? Surely you jest. The weather haruspexes predict that today and tomorrow will have a heat index of around 105. Think I'm sticking my nose outside my air conditioned domicle? Think again!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 09:11 AM (TaS51)

37 grammie, just ugh. What's the point without cake?


Exactly. At least I don't have to wear pants.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (4EyHE)

38 I read a whole book this week. I'm going to wait until the book thread to disclose what it was, but it was good.

I only read it because we lost power for two days. When it came back the teevee said parts of New Jersey won't get power until Tuesday. How hard is electricity?

That's a semi-serious question. I figured I was out of electricity because I live in an obscure part of the state that no one cares about, but NJ in general is a rich state, how can they not fix electricity?

Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)

39 First in-person meeting for potential VP choice is... Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

https://bit.ly/3fATXg1


David Eggert
__DavidEggert00
8:46 PM - Aug 7, 2020

Breaking: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears decision. She visited Biden Sunday, 2 high-ranking Mich. Ds tell __AP

Flight records show a chartered plane left Lansing's Capital Region International Airport for Delaware Coastal Airport at 5:33 p.m. Sunday and returned at 11:16 p.m. Gov's office says it won't comment on her personal schedule. Biden's campaign declines to comment.

Days after the trip, Whitmer notably held a news conference to declare racism a public health threat, create an advisory council of Black leaders, require all state employees to do implicit bias training.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (Do5/p)

40 weather haruspexes
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Ha! Entrail readers and weather god supplicators.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (Dc2NZ)

41 Oh God I hated baby showers. All the cooing over diaper genies and spit bibs.

Don't get me wrong, I like babies. They're delicious!


Almost as bad as wedding showers.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (nRWPy)

42 Heading to Hazleton PA today to see grammy, who is going to hospice within a few weeks. I don't think they can have visitors there, which is terrible. She had a (another?) mini-stroke this morning but mom/dad/mom's sisters are there, so she's still OK as of a few hours ago. I'll be there tonight around midnight.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (t+qrx)

43 Baby showers are fine enough, I guess.


Nothing worse than having a dirty baby.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (6FeV1)

44 I need more than one cup this morning, and I have a lot stuff to get done.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (eTZoJ)

45 > When it came back the teevee said parts of New Jersey won't get power until Tuesday. How hard is electricity?

Q. What did communists use before candles?
A. Electricity.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (unn44)

46 First in-person meeting for potential VP choice is... Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
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What's the appeal of failed Michigan governors? First Granholm, now Whitmer?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

47 A fun fuzzy memory for those of us 29+ or ++...

Anyone remember that show in the 60's, I think, about a guy, Micheal Parks, riding around the country on a motorcycle and solving everyone's problems?

Bronson, I think it was.

Posted by: xa4 nasal radiator at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (xkudx)

48 The british "karen" 2 doors down is moving out today, so theres that.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (x/sA1)

49 Stress reliever: I have been wallowing in the the urban fantasy book mud puddle since February and I can safely say that urban fantasy is about one eighth of a step above soft porn trashy romances. It is a truly disgusting addiction.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 08:51 AM (TaS51)

ha ha ha!
I also read those
my fave authors are Ilona Andrews and Patricia Briggs

you want hardcore trash try the vampire series where every name has a random h thrown in
like Rhage etc

Posted by: vmom 2020 grammar supremacist at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (J8nVw)

50 Taveling Man that's heartbreaking to hear.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (OjZpE)

51 Probably will tinker with my 3D printer some.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 09:07 AM (unn44)

Is something you have at work, or is it your own? Do you/will you make things on request for other people?

Posted by: April, Freedom Now! at August 08, 2020 09:14 AM (OX9vb)

52 Reposted because Willowed. A chick and her firearms.

Bang! Bang!

https://bit.ly/2PCUgwh

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:14 AM (+y/Ru)

53
Heading to Hazleton PA today to see grammy, who is going to hospice within a few weeks. I don't think they can have visitors there, which is terrible. She had a (another?) mini-stroke this morning but mom/dad/mom's sisters are there, so she's still OK as of a few hours ago. I'll be there tonight around midnight.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM


travel safe, hogmartin

thoughts & prayers

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (WVnBp)

54 Oh God I hated baby showers. All the cooing over diaper genies and spit bibs.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)


I'm guessing that what comes to mind when I hear "diaper genie" (just now for the first time) doesn't have anything to do with what one really is.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (t+qrx)

55 Baby shower? That's Epstein stuff. Let me know when it starts raining men.

Posted by: Barack "Gaylord" Obama at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (unn44)

56 Traveling Man
My prayers for you and your brother. All your family.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (d9Irc)

57 Then Came Bronson

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (3D/fK)

58 What do you call a bunch of Karen's?




An HOA

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (nRWPy)

59 Morning Everyone - on my third cup.

There is absolutely no work I need to get done today. And, it is my one year anniversary of retirement.

I'll start drinking early in celebration.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (Rvt88)

60 > Is something you have at work, or is it your own?

Bought one a while back. You can get a basic unit for about $250 nowadays.

Posted by: Barack at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (unn44)

61 Sorry to hear the news about your brother, Traveling Man.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (3D/fK)

62 Stress reliever: I have been wallowing in the the urban fantasy book mud puddle since February and I can safely say that urban fantasy is about one eighth of a step above soft porn trashy romances. It is a truly disgusting addiction.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 08:51 AM (TaS51)
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Cherie Priest did a couple urban fantasies that were good (enough), "Bloodshot" and "Hellbent".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (Dc2NZ)

63 From the sidebar: Hearing Andy McCarthy describe Susan Rice as "competent" is the last I will ever read from him.

He was as shill for the FBI until they figuratively peed their illegality on his forehead, and yet he regards one of the most inept and corrupt advisors in American history as "competent."

At what? She couldn't even organize a successful coup?

Sorry, the whole "They're screwing everything up as part of an evil plan" thing doesn't work anymore. They had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve and failed spectacularly. Their "success" was entirely the media sponging up all the blood from their failures.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (cfSRQ)

64 Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)


Comrade, my guess is that your secret ballot last time around had a lot of R boxes checked, if know what I mean!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (eTZoJ)

65 > First in-person meeting for potential VP choice is... Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Trump will have a field day with all the old people she murdered.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 09:17 AM (unn44)

66 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:14 AM (+y/Ru)

I hope that kid runs for Imperator Maximus of America in 2052.

(Imperatrix Maxima? whatever.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:17 AM (6FeV1)

67 I'm guessing that what comes to mind when I hear "diaper genie" (just now for the first time) doesn't have anything to do with what one really is.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (t+qrx)
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It does not! It's more like a baby superfund site for didies.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:17 AM (Dc2NZ)

68 I'm so sorry Traveling Man. You are both in my prayers.

Hogmartin.. safe travels!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 08, 2020 09:17 AM (dUJdY)

69 29. Traveling Man I am so sorry, I am praying for you and hoping what ever happens, that it happens in the best way possible.

Posted by: Picric at August 08, 2020 09:17 AM (nonGu)

70 Come on, it's Saturday. The horde is too ambitious for me.

Posted by: A lotta nerve at August 08, 2020 09:18 AM (JdcHc)

71 56 Oh God I hated baby showers. All the cooing over diaper genies and spit bibs.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

I'm guessing that what comes to mind when I hear "diaper genie" (just now for the first time) doesn't have anything to do with what one really is.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (t+qrx)

Does your mental image involve a blue CGI Will Smith?

Because mine does.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:18 AM (6FeV1)

72 Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Hog Martin.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:18 AM (3ov3A)

73 A fun fuzzy memory for those of us 29+ or ++...

Anyone remember that show in the 60's, I think, about a guy, Micheal Parks, riding around the country on a motorcycle and solving everyone's problems?

Bronson, I think it was.
Posted by: xa4 nasal radiator

Then Came Bronson if I recall correctly. Like Route 66 except on a cycle instead of in a Corvette.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:19 AM (+y/Ru)

74 73 Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Hog Martin.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:18 AM (3ov3A)

What he said.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:19 AM (6FeV1)

75 ooh.

I should write an urban fantasy. All the hipsters, karens, and leftists get sucked down into hell. The story is about those left behind. *taps chin*

Reverse tribulation or dagny's ditch or something

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:19 AM (nRWPy)

76 The Democrats are literally worse than the Nazis.

The House has
passed a bill directing the National Park Service to remove all
Confederate monuments and such from historic battlefields such as
Gettysburg, Manassas, Vicksburg, Antietam, and others within six months.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=103358

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 09:20 AM (ZZUgP)

77 76 ooh.

I should write an urban fantasy. All the hipsters, karens, and leftists get sucked down into hell. The story is about those left behind. *taps chin*

Reverse tribulation or dagny's ditch or something
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:19 AM (nRWPy)

The Crapture.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:20 AM (6FeV1)

78 67 > First in-person meeting for potential VP choice is... Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Trump will have a field day with all the old people she murdered.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 09:17 AM

Other than that, which the media will cover for her anyway, she probably has the least baggage of any of the options so far. And she's a Governor. Executive experience. Which will come in handy when she takes over as President when Biden is shuffled off to a nursing home in February 2021.

Makes the most sense of any of the choices floated.

She's also showed she will spar with Trump, as she's had her war of words with him since COVID-19 stuff started in March. And the press already had the "The Woman in Michigan" or whatever it was puff piece on her.

The only thing she doesn't have in her favor is she's not a minority.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (Do5/p)

79 Hogmartin. Have a safe trip.


I don't see why they'd limit visitors in hospice though, except to protect staff.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (nRWPy)

80 Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (WVnBp)

Thanks. Mom says she's alert again now. I wonder if it's wrong to hope she passes at home with her kids and grandkids around before she goes to hospice.

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Hog Martin.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:18 AM (3ov3A)


Thank you, and you as well.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (t+qrx)

81 67, Rumors are floating that Susan Rice is the pick. I had not seen any info that Whitmore was even on the short list.

Posted by: Picric at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (nonGu)

82 Appreciate everyone in the Horde. This is my stress relief.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (3ov3A)

83
That's a semi-serious question. I figured I was
out of electricity because I live in an obscure part of the state that
no one cares about, but NJ in general is a rich state, how can they not
fix electricity?



Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)

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It's incompetence and greed.

Is your power supplied by a municipality? Ours is, and as the Lost Decade of Michigan took its toll on public revenues, the City of Lansing began to use its power company as a piggy bank, neglecting regular maintenance. When the Great Ice Storm hit in 2012, we were out for a week, even though the power plant is only a few miles from my house.

Now just about every house in my leafy, affluent neighborhood has a generator - something unknown when I was growing up here.

But back then, our leaders took this shit seriously.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (cfSRQ)

84 I don't see why they'd limit visitors in hospice though, except to protect staff.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (nRWPy)


I don't know either, but when I mentioned it to a neighbor (who is a home care nurse), she said that she knows of one that has patios outside the rooms so there's no need to screen visitors. But that's here, not there.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:22 AM (t+qrx)

85 "The 'ettes don't have cooties"?! The hell you say!

I will need to find this out for myself. Alright ladies, line up.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at August 08, 2020 09:22 AM (gtNWf)

86
Thank you, and you as well.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (t+qrx)

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Be safe.

Does PA have reciprocity? You should be able to carry there and back.

Range time next weekend?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (cfSRQ)

87 Now just about every house in my leafy, affluent neighborhood has a generator - something unknown when I was growing up here.

But back then, our leaders took this shit seriously.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (cfSRQ)

Just wait until they make personal generators illegal.

Because Global Warmening.

Can't have the peasants fending for themselves, now, can we?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (6FeV1)

88 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (cfSRQ)

The continued presence of Andy McCarthy as an "our expert" on the DOJ/FBI tells me more about the state of our establishment/media connection than does anything he actually says/writes.
He's been either blinded to the awful state of affairs by years of association with the few basically honest people in government, or he's as corrupt as the rest of them but just has a better mask.
I do not listen to anything he says.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (eTZoJ)

89 I wonder if it's wrong to hope she passes at home with her kids and grandkids around before she goes to hospice.

Not wrong at all.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (dUJdY)

90 ooh.

I should write an urban fantasy. All the hipsters, karens, and leftists get sucked down into hell. The story is about those left behind. *taps chin*

Reverse tribulation or dagny's ditch or something
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:19 AM (nRWPy)

The Crapture.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


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Start with a dude in a knight's suit of armor saying "They chose poorly."

Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (usgok)

91 Hogmartin while extra precautions might be going on that area should be not under much regulation as my immediate area.
Good luck on your trip.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:24 AM (OjZpE)

92 Reverse tribulation or dagny's ditch or something
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:19 AM (nRWPy)

The Crapture.
Posted by: Warai-otoko
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Start with a dude in a knight's suit of armor saying "They chose poorly."
Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (usgok)

"It wasn't so much what it smelled like. It was what it suddenly didn't smell like anymore that was so surprising."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:25 AM (6FeV1)

93 Does PA have reciprocity? You should be able to carry there and back.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (cfSRQ)


Yes, and it's already packed (flying out so it has to be in checked luggage).

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:25 AM (t+qrx)

94 Rumors are floating that Susan Rice is the pick. I had not seen any info that Whitmore was even on the short list.

Posted by: Picric at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (nonGu)

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From naked political calculation, Rice makes more sense.




Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:25 AM (cfSRQ)

95 Just wait until they make personal generators illegal.


Will that be before or after private planes

Posted by: Jean at August 08, 2020 09:26 AM (B7KlG)

96 As someone who use to search out Andy McCarthy this year he seems to see what the Deep State has done to damage the country yet thinks all involved were innocent.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:26 AM (OjZpE)

97 So Joe is interviewing for copilot on the Biden kamikaze.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:27 AM (+y/Ru)

98 98 So Joe is interviewing for copilot on the Biden kamikaze.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:27 AM (+y/Ru)


"bonsai!!!!!!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2020 09:27 AM (6FeV1)

99 BTW, the only thing that makes Whitmer look like a leader is her ability to rule by decree. If that obscure 1945 law (which apparently supersedes the Constitution of 1963) gets rightfully struck down, she's going to be utterly powerless.

Her approval was close to 40 percent before this started. I see it reverting to below that once she can't legislate by fiat.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:27 AM (cfSRQ)

100 Rumors are floating that Susan Rice is the pick. I had not seen any info that Whitmore was even on the short list.
Posted by: Picric at August 08, 2020 09:21 AM (nonGu)

I really hope that's true but I just dont think even the dems are that dumb. She is a lying puppet at the center of the Obama/Clinton cover up who dishonored the brave Americans slaughtered by the Clinton/Obama incompetence.

And is she even black? I always thought her heritage was Indian.

Posted by: LASue at August 08, 2020 09:28 AM (Ed8Zd)

101 Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?



Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)

==================
We lose power nearly every time it rains. PSEG is not a utility, it's a ponzi scheme. Once upon a time, they installed a new meter at my house and their technician did it incorrectly. Took them two months to fix it and they billed me for the estimated lost revenue and a $500 fine. I wrote a complaint letter to the CEO. Denied. I wrote to the state public utilities commission. Nothing. No response.

Power poles are put in the ground without sufficient depth for support, so they sag. Lines are overloaded. Extra wire is left on the poles. The whole PSEG way of operating is the sloppiest. least supervised effort I have ever seen, but they pay nothing for their errors. In fact, as my earlier example shows, they get away with fining the customer for their mistakes.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at August 08, 2020 09:28 AM (gtNWf)

102 I wonder if it's wrong to hope she passes at home with her kids and grandkids around before she goes to hospice.
Not wrong at all.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (dUJdY)


I agree completely with Jewells, there is far more peace granted to the entire family this way.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:29 AM (eTZoJ)

103 All I remember of Hazleton, PA, was skin tags. Scary place.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 08, 2020 09:29 AM (WkMnJ)

104 The continued presence of Andy McCarthy as an "our expert" on the DOJ/FBI tells me more about the state of our establishment/media connection than does anything he actually says/writes.
He's been either blinded to the awful state of affairs by years of association with the few basically honest people in government, or he's as corrupt as the rest of them but just has a better mask.
I do not listen to anything he says.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:23 AM (eTZoJ)

I suspect he's as corrupt as the rest of them. When I read today that Brennan would not be prosecuted (I know it's the Washington Examiner, but there are really no reliable sources anymore) it seemed to validate that idea that Durham is as big an evidence shredder as Huber.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:29 AM (ONvIw)

105 If they go with the MI gov, they must think Trump will engage her petty swipes.

Of course, Trump will ignore her to goad ever more crazy.

All highlighting that Joe would be president in name only and do you really want that crazy loon as president?

Plus, they forget: Trump diced the most qualified women to ever run for president with ease.

If she thinks a t-shirt is clever campaigning ....

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 08, 2020 09:29 AM (rZeE/)

106 So Joe is interviewing for copilot on the Biden kamikaze.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Which is why you don't see Cuomo. Hickenlooper, Newsome, McDuffie, Wolfe etc on the list. Not because they're whites, but because they already told Joe no.

Posted by: Jean at August 08, 2020 09:29 AM (B7KlG)

107 Yes, and it's already packed (flying out so it has to be in checked luggage).

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:25 AM (t+qrx)

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I remember driving to visit my in-laws in Kentucky and having to stow it in a locked case upon reaching Ohio, since Michigan didn't have reciprocity with them for a couple of years. We did with Kentucky, just not Ohio.

I could've gone through Indiana, but that would have pushed an 8-hour trip into 12 hours, which was not going to work with three kids.

Glad when it got changed.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:30 AM (cfSRQ)

108 98 So Joe is interviewing for copilot on the Biden kamikaze.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:27 AM (+y/Ru)

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A stylish sash and a shot of sake with every acceptance!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 08, 2020 09:30 AM (wPVhA)

109 Well Gretchen isn't tan enough so I wouldn't give here a %1 shot, I am hoping for Susan Rice, it's a easy Mark to destroy her or if that fails the country is done with her as President, just make the whole military unemployed, sell off all hardware to Islam and join the Caliphate.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:30 AM (OjZpE)

110 Her approval was close to 40 percent before this started. I see it reverting to below that once she can't legislate by fiat.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:27 AM (cfSRQ)


I'm still baffled by the number of people here to think it is a natural and good thing to be ruled by her mercurial diktats because "she's keeping us safe!".

It's like the Karen-mind deferring to the Alpha Karen.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:30 AM (t+qrx)

111 Will that be before or after private planes owned by private non-political citizens?

Posted by: Jean at August 08, 2020 09:26 AM (B7KlG)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (eTZoJ)

112 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

113 Joey Bidet probably expects Bukkake Theatre with every interview.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (ZZUgP)

114 I haven't lived where they have power poles since I was a kid, it's all been underground

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (x/sA1)

115 I have to give a speech today.
A bunch of us alumni dudes finally raised the money to rebuild our fraternity (Sigma Chi) at Washington State and today is the opening ceremony. I will be dedicating a new flag pole that our Veterans threw in some extra money to buy. We still have one old fella who was in the Pacific in 1943.
I'm thinking two cups of joe this morning.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (usgok)

116 DO NOT let the Genie out of the Diaper Genie.

Posted by: freaked at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (Tnijr)

117 Happy weekend, y'all.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

118 I am very happy to have bought a generator. I don't mind the summer heat, but I mind the cold and I mind chucking all my frozen food in the trash.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (ONvIw)

119 Vmom -- Already been through both authors. Have Andrews' next two books on pre-order from Amazon. Plowing my way through Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse books at the moment. Been through all of Huff's Victory Nelson books, Mark Del Veccio's Conor Greys, Kim Harrison's Hallows books (including American Demon), Darynda Jones' and Ghu alone knows what else. I took a running leap at Hamilton's Anita Blake's and barely made it through the first twenty five pages of so. Not interested in Robb's Eve Dallas series. I'm patheic.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 09:32 AM (TaS51)

120
Andrew McCarthy is, at best, a day late and a dollar short.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2020 09:32 AM (mht8P)

121 59 What do you call a bunch of Karen's?

An HOA

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at August 08, 2020 09:15 AM (nRWPy)


"An HOA of Karens"? I like it.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: we can haz purge now? at August 08, 2020 09:32 AM (DTX3h)

122 Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:29 AM (ONvIw)

When they installed three phase power for the shredders, I thought that might be a clue...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:33 AM (eTZoJ)

123 I have to give a speech today.
A bunch of us alumni dudes finally raised the money to rebuild our fraternity (Sigma Chi) at Washington State and today is the opening ceremony. I will be dedicating a new flag pole that our Veterans threw in some extra money to buy. We still have one old fella who was in the Pacific in 1943.
I'm thinking two cups of joe this morning.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 09:31 AM (usgok)

Congrats. Sounds like a wonderful day (*even if Pullman*).

Posted by: LASue at August 08, 2020 09:33 AM (Ed8Zd)

124
Today is Day 149 of our two-week emergency edict here in Texas. Prospect for not being forced to wear masks: zero.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2020 09:34 AM (mht8P)

125 Don't forget to bury the 1911 .45ACP at the base of the flagpole.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 09:35 AM (ZZUgP)

126 I really hope that's true but I just dont think even
the dems are that dumb. She is a lying puppet at the center of the
Obama/Clinton cover up who dishonored the brave Americans slaughtered
by the Clinton/Obama incompetence.



And is she even black? I always thought her heritage was Indian.

Posted by: LASue at August 08, 2020 09:28 AM (Ed8Zd)

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It didn't get a lot of press, but hours after Whitmer tightened restrictions on Northern Michigan, she held the annual Pass in Review for the National Guard troops.

Which was in violation of her own order, thereby putting National Guardsman at risk. (You can debate how much, but if her order was because crowds of 500+ are too dangerous, than it was putting them at risk.)

Local media didn't pick up on it too much, but I'm sure that will change if she gets the nod.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:35 AM (cfSRQ)

127 I only read it because we lost power for two days. When it came back the teevee said parts of New Jersey won't get power until Tuesday. How hard is electricity?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)
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That would be me, Bandersnatch. We got power back yesterday for four hours. Disconnected the generator, drained it and packed it away. By the time that was finished, power was off again. Seems a pole down the street lit up. Estimated return of power: 11:30PM Tuesday, 8/11 (it was moved up from 11:45PM!)

Posted by: IrishEi at August 08, 2020 09:35 AM (sGotD)

128 Yes, and it's already packed (flying out so it has to be in checked luggage).

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:25 AM (t+qrx)

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I remember driving to visit my in-laws in Kentucky and having to stow it in a locked case upon reaching Ohio, since Michigan didn't have reciprocity with them for a couple of years. We did with Kentucky, just not Ohio.

I could've gone through Indiana, but that would have pushed an 8-hour trip into 12 hours, which was not going to work with three kids.

Glad when it got changed.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

I have about 500 yards of Maryland between my VA and PA places. PIA. Trump should make CC reciprocal using the Commerce Clause and an EO.

Posted by: Jean at August 08, 2020 09:35 AM (B7KlG)

129 I thought a bunch of karens was called a scold.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:35 AM (3ov3A)

130 Today is Day 149 of our two-week emergency edict here in Texas. Prospect for not being forced to wear masks: zero.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2020 09:34 AM (mht8P)


Look at it this way, you know you are safe!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:35 AM (eTZoJ)

131 I like babies. They're delicious!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 08, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

You have to be careful and make sure you wash all of the Balmex off...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 08, 2020 09:36 AM (xT2tT)

132 "104 All I remember of Hazleton, PA, was skin tags. Scary place."
*****
I was born there. It went downhill after a former mayor thought he'd increase the tax base by inviting a new wave of 3rd world immigration. Didn't work out as he planned. No good reason to go there now even though the surrounding area is pretty great.

Posted by: Cosda at August 08, 2020 09:36 AM (G/WVc)

133
this is a cool pro Trump activist account
Posted by: vmom 2020 grammar supremacist at August 08, 2020 09:08 AM (J8nVw)

Wow, thanks, vmom, that is a nice site. Love the video of the black lady trump supporter.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 08, 2020 09:36 AM (99Nt9)

134 I thought a bunch of karens was called a scold.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:35 AM (3ov3A)


I proposed that it be known as a Wrath of Karens!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:36 AM (eTZoJ)

135 ZOD.

Posted by: Zod at August 08, 2020 09:37 AM (xK9An)

136 A Haggle of Karens?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 09:37 AM (ZZUgP)

137 I posted this yesterday but I think it's funny so repost!

Like a linebacker trying to stop a long broken field run and get the pigskin. Semi-NSFW.

https://bit.ly/2XGBokJ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:37 AM (+y/Ru)

138 All I remember of Hazleton, PA, was skin tags.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 08, 2020 09:29 AM (WkMnJ)


That's the name of the high school team.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:38 AM (t+qrx)

139
Look at it this way, you know you are safe!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules!

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Yeah, I stay safe by avoiding going anywhere, especially Harris County. Not because I'm fearful of catching a disease, it's because I'm concerned I may clock someone out of sheer exasperation.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2020 09:38 AM (mht8P)

140
I'm still baffled by the number of people here
to think it is a natural and good thing to be ruled by her mercurial
diktats because "she's keeping us safe!".



It's like the Karen-mind deferring to the Alpha Karen.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:30 AM (t+qrx)
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Leftists eagerly trade liberty for security. They can't wait to give it up! They control academia and have turned it into a Gulag.

It's their thing.

Plus, it allows them to do punish their enemies with impunity. Not pesky laws, courts or rights to worry about.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:38 AM (cfSRQ)

141 Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.

Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:39 AM (S6ArX)

142 Today is Day 149 of our two-week emergency edict here in Texas.

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Damn new math!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:39 AM (+y/Ru)

143 >>136 A Haggle of Karens? Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 09:37 AM (ZZUgP)

A scowl of Karens, chivvying.

Posted by: Zod at August 08, 2020 09:39 AM (xK9An)

144 I need to change my nic, since I'm not on the road right now.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:40 AM (3ov3A)

145 141 Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.
Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:39 AM (S6ArX)

Great news! I'm sure you'll be glad to have him back.

Posted by: April, Freedom Now! at August 08, 2020 09:40 AM (OX9vb)

146 @63...excellent point. I think it's underappreciated just how bad the "get Trump" operation was. Amateur hour. The Dulles brothers are turning in their graves.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at August 08, 2020 09:41 AM (ja/kn)

147
Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.


Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:39 AM (S6ArX)

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Cool! Middle kid just finished some days out at the base and has a shiny new military ID. Still trying to work out when she goes through Basic and Tech School.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:41 AM (cfSRQ)

148 Congrats Annalucia. Give him our thanks for his service!

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (3ov3A)

149 Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.
Posted by: Annalucia

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Yea!!

My guy took his good ole sweet time to return home after his discharge. Like about two months - the little shit.

Make up for missed hugs and kisses - they are never too old.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (Rvt88)

150 I thought a group of Karens was called a Home Owners Association.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos (meh, it's a living) at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (3DZIZ)

151 Karens come in harridans.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (wPVhA)

152 So, they are going to allow visits at nursing homes now. Outside, 10 feet apart with plexiglass inbetween. one visitor at a time for 45 mins. It's all done according to science yo

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (x/sA1)

153 Election night, I am wondering how many Democrats will go full Duke brothers demanding that the voting machines be turned back on.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (ZZUgP)

154 I'm still baffled by the number of people here to think it is a natural and good thing to be ruled by her mercurial diktats because "she's keeping us safe!"

-
Dentist Laurence Olivier questioned Dustin Hoffman to make sure it was safe in Marathon Man.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (+y/Ru)

155 90 -- A dear friend of many, many years was in the hospital a few years back. Her daughter called to tell me my friend was to be moved to hospice the next day. I canceled all after work plans to go visit my friend, figuring her family would prefer not to be disturbed once she was in hospice. Sadly, she died while I was visiting. Her husband and daughter had left to run a couple of errands. I was sad, but I figured she was spared the misery of yet another bumpy trip to a new facility. I'm sure, though, that she would have preferred to die at home with her husband, her daughter, and the cat.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 09:43 AM (TaS51)

156 Thanks for kind thoughts, everyone. Former Jarhead will be with us for a couple of weeks, then off to college (UND Grand Forks) - at least that's the plan. I mean, I presume they're opening, or he wouldn't be going there ;-)
He should be here in about 2 hours. Further bulletins as events warrant.

Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:44 AM (S6ArX)

157 excellent point. I think it's underappreciated just
how bad the "get Trump" operation was. Amateur hour. The Dulles brothers
are turning in their graves.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at August 08, 2020 09:41 AM (ja/kn)

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This is the number one reason I am optimistic. The old Dems were crooked but competent. Those people are dying off, and their minions are dipshits. Look at the Clintons - Bill's clearly lost a step, Hillary was always an idiot and their kid is useless.

Same with Biden, etc.

The amazing thing isn't the scope of Spygate, it's that they kept all the paperwork!!!

What a bunch of dumbasses.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:44 AM (cfSRQ)

158 I'm concerned I may clock someone out of sheer exasperation.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2020 09:38 AM (mht8P)


That is getting to be more and more tempting as a stress relieving technique.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:44 AM (eTZoJ)

159 148 Congrats Annalucia. Give him our thanks for his service!

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (3ov3A)


This!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:45 AM (eTZoJ)

160 (Today make mine a Triple)

Ugh. I need a quadruple. Tied one on last night.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 09:46 AM (FtO5h)

161
I saw Alpha Karen open for Joe "King" Carrasco at Armadillo World Headquarters in '85.


Posted by: naturalfake at August 08, 2020 09:46 AM (dWwl8)

162 @156...I do hope the school opens. Politics and other dudes t bullshit aside, A 22 year old freshman male Marine vet on an American college campus...life can get no better.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at August 08, 2020 09:47 AM (ja/kn)

163 "Just two weeks, to flatten the curve"

"I'll just put the head in"

Posted by: getting the banned back together at August 08, 2020 09:48 AM (RwxnA)

164 Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.
Posted by: Annalucia


Well done and thanks for their Service to our Nation.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 09:48 AM (usgok)

165
Plus, it allows them to do punish their enemies with impunity. Not pesky laws, courts or rights to worry about.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:38 AM (cfSRQ)
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II would argue leftists are okay with laws annd courts. They just prefer to choose the who what and when of enforcement.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
Now sporting transition lenses!
at August 08, 2020 09:50 AM (WEBkv)

166 This is the number one reason I am optimistic. The old Dems were crooked but competent. Those people are dying off, and their minions are dipshits. Look at the Clintons - Bill's clearly lost a step, Hillary was always an idiot and their kid is useless.

Same with Biden, etc.

The amazing thing isn't the scope of Spygate, it's that they kept all the paperwork!!!

What a bunch of dumbasses.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:44 AM (cfSRQ)


The reason I'm not as optimistic is that our side is unwilling to "look political" by exposing or prosecuting "close to an election". Since when is protecting criminals so they can be elected a function of the DOJ?

If precious little Durham has evidence then he should go ahead, if he doesn't then he should go away and stop wasting money.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:50 AM (ONvIw)

167 >>The amazing thing isn't the scope of Spygate, it's that they kept all the paperwork!!!

>>What a bunch of dumbasses.


The amazing part to me is that they got caught. If Hillary had won, which pretty much everybody thought was going to happen, they would have gotten away with it. And if Zelensky hadn't won in Ukraine, even more improbable the totality of it wouldn't be known.

If Trump wins I think what will come out over the next few years will be mind boggling.

We came this close to losing everything.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 09:50 AM (ZLI7S)

168 Took note this morning here in the Mid Atlantic states deaths associated with Covid-19 are down, ( Pa did have a big day yesterday ending a 4 week trend. But see Texas has listed hundreds in last 24 hours.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 09:50 AM (OjZpE)

169 Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.
Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:39 AM (S6ArX)
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Congratulations!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
Now sporting transition lenses!
at August 08, 2020 09:50 AM (WEBkv)

170 142 Today is Day 149 of our two-week emergency edict here in Texas.

-
Damn new math!

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I'm old enough to remember "two weeks to flatten the curve "

Posted by: Harley at August 08, 2020 09:51 AM (KomcD)

171 I thought a bunch of karens was called a scold.

You are correct, sir!!! Stay safe.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at August 08, 2020 09:51 AM (EgshT)

172 Anna Lucia was a character in Lost. At least my name is original. BTW, thank him for his service for me.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 09:52 AM (o1Bgo)

173 So, they are going to allow visits at nursing homes now. Outside, 10 feet apart with plexiglass inbetween. one visitor at a time for 45 mins. It's all done according to science yo
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 08, 2020 09:42 AM (x/sA1)


Unless you piss off the screws, then you spend a week in the hole.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 09:52 AM (t+qrx)

174 a home owner's association or a glaring.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 09:53 AM (o1Bgo)

175 167 The amazing part to me is that they got caught. If Hillary had won, which pretty much everybody thought was going to happen, they would have gotten away with it.
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I still think they got away with it

Posted by: Harley at August 08, 2020 09:54 AM (KomcD)

176 Anna Lucia was a character in Lost. At least my name is original. BTW, thank him for his service for me.
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 09:52 AM (o1Bgo)
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ba dumm...ba duuummmm...baa dummmmmmmm...

Posted by: the shark at August 08, 2020 09:54 AM (WEBkv)

177 Taking a couple of free programming courses for giggles. And because the Fortran, Cobol, Basic, Pascal, and RPG III I learned in college in the 80s isn't of as much practical value 30-40 years later. Imagine that...

Posted by: setnaffa at August 08, 2020 09:54 AM (eaJqd)

178 Leftists eagerly trade liberty for security. They can't wait to give it up! They control academia and have turned it into a Gulag.

It's their thing.

Plus, it allows them to do punish their enemies with impunity. Not pesky laws, courts or rights to worry about.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:38 AM (cfSR

It doesn't look like the left has given up much liberty. They get to "protest", be political, say anything they want about anyone, threaten their enemies, and do whatever the hell they want. It's the rest of us who have to worry about following the "rules".

Are any of Barr's arrested rioters actually still in jail awaiting trial? Probably very few, and the blue cities are releasing their comrades from jails because of covid so that they can jail people for mask infringements.

I don't know what they've given up.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:55 AM (ONvIw)

179 The amazing thing isn't the scope of Spygate, it's that they kept all the paperwork!!!

>>What a bunch of dumbasses.



I think they all expected to play the hero in their books about how "They Stopped the Evil of Trump and Saved America (for Communism)".

once everything was under their control and their Pet Republican'ts were ready to back them up.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 08, 2020 09:55 AM (dWwl8)

180 @168...agree in general, but if they thought HRC was a sure thing why'd they go to all the trouble? They knew they were on shaky ground, at least the leadership knew it was no sure thing. And of course they turned it all up to 11 after the election, but much of that...indeed the entire Mueller investigation...was an exercise in ass covering and obfuscation. Getting Trump was by then a secondary concern. A fiasco, all around, orchestrated by fools.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at August 08, 2020 09:55 AM (ja/kn)

181 I'm old enough to remember "two weeks to flatten the curve "
Posted by: Harley at August 08, 2020 09:51 AM (KomcD)


The phrase "just the tip" comes to mind!

Best part is that the two weeks proclamation occurred when we trusted them to be semi-competent.

Now that we KNOW they are all lying pond scum, we are pretty much passively accepting indefinite behavior modification based on BS pseudo-science!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 08, 2020 09:55 AM (eTZoJ)

182 > First in-person meeting for potential VP choice is... Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Trump will have a field day with all the old people she murdered.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 09:17 AM (unn44)


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Is murdering. Fixed it for you. She recently vetoed a bill that would make it illegal to NOT put Chinese virus patients in nursing residences. She's evil.

Posted by: Chillin the most at August 08, 2020 09:55 AM (lonOK)

183 ==========
I still think they got away with it
Posted by: Harley at August 08, 2020 09:54 AM (KomcD)

So do I. I see no reason to believe that Durham is not Huber 2.0

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:56 AM (ONvIw)

184 Something else that has been killed by the Wuhan Fly Hysteria and probably won't recover - the comic/sci-fi/anime/gaming convention.

Sayonara cospura nyah

https://youtu.be/p5ECT5guNt8

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 09:56 AM (ZZUgP)

185 177 Taking a couple of free programming courses for giggles. And because the Fortran, Cobol, Basic, Pascal, and RPG III I learned in college in the 80s isn't of as much practical value 30-40 years later. Imagine that...
Posted by: setnaffa

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I'm pretty sure the beginning of the decline of Western Civilization can be traced back to the decision to no longer promote Assembler.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (Rvt88)

186 "Anna Lucia was a character in Lost. At least my name is original. BTW, thank him for his service for me.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 09:52 AM (o1Bgo)"

I have never seen "Lost," and I've been using this screen name since the summer of 2000.

When my son gets home, I will pass along your thanks.

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Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (S6ArX)

187 If Trump wins I think what will come out over the next few years will be mind boggling.

We came this close to losing everything.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 09:50 AM (ZLI7S)

Why could they not boggle our minds in 2018-19?

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (ONvIw)

188 Portland Mayor Faces Re-Election Battle Against Candidate Somehow to His Left

https://fxn.ws/3abIzGC

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Yeah, that's the problem. Not crazy enough.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (+y/Ru)

189 Boy Dowdy~!

@nytopinion
It's hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket, writes @MaureenDowd
. To use Geraldine Ferraro's favorite expression, "Gimme a break!"

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Think how many people read her column before publishing it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (vIxqx)

190 Last night I bid an angry farewell to a family-owned business where I've been a long-time regular customer. I really can't breathe right in those masks, had ridden my bike there in the 90 degree heat just before putting it on and was feeling a bit faint, and as I was headed down an empty aisle I scootched the damn thing down - I swear on this - about 1/4 of an inch below my nose to get a few blessed gulps of air.

The manager must have been watching me on a security camera, as he came rushing over to berate me and tell me I'd have to leave the store if I didn't put my mask back up over my nose.

I set down my 150.00 worth of intended purchases, removed my mask entirely, said "No. And you just lost a regular customer." Turned and walked straight out and made my purchases at a competitor's.

I originally wanted so badly to try and help out the family-owned businesses in particular, but this crap keeps happening and I am at the point where my attitude is: screw 'em.

We've gone from The Customer is Always Right, to The Customer is Always a Disease-ridden Filthbag.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (FtO5h)

191 The reason I'm not as optimistic is that our side is
unwilling to "look political" by exposing or prosecuting "close to an
election". Since when is protecting criminals so they can be elected a
function of the DOJ?



If precious little Durham has evidence then he should go ahead, if he doesn't then he should go away and stop wasting money.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:50 AM (ONvIw)

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It's important to differentiate between Washington leaders and the ones out in the states - which is what will really matter if/when things get hot.

On the state level, the Dems are utterly inept, but the GOP is (mostly) competent. Okay, not great, but this is like....wait for it....the Spanish Civil War.

The Nationalist Army was inferior to just about every major power: France, Germany, Britain - all of them could have wiped the floor with them.

But they were good enough to beat the Republic, which is all they had to do.

RE: Durham, I'm a little disappointed in you. If we have learned nothing over the last four years it is is that *ALL* journalism is a lie. All of it.

The only thing to believe is the actual documents when they come out. If Durham goes home without doing anything, I'll get disappointed then, but not a moment before.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (cfSRQ)

192 Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)

Bander,

They are all interconnected, allowing cascading failures hundreds of miles away. Blue shit hile states that dont maintain their electrical grid cause issues everywhere else. Once the unaffected ares disconnect from the broken grid, they can come back up. The poorly maintained shithole areas have to execute deep maintenance just to come back online.

I did an IRAD on the electrical grid for the nuclear regulatory agency back in the early 2000s to address emp. Its scary.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (VcFUs)

193 You want a Karen? Meet my only daughter. She's driving me nuts, swallowing every bit of th pandemic panic propaganda. Of course, she also believes every word that comes out of the Democrats' hate fevered collective mind. I guess that's what happens when you send a properly raised kid off to a "liberal arts" college. Gack!!!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (TaS51)

194 178 Are any of Barr's arrested rioters actually still in jail awaiting trial? Probably very few, and the blue cities are releasing their comrades from jails because of covid so that they can jail people for mask infringements.
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Was listening to Dan Bongino the other day and he said when the feds arrest them they don't go to local courts and jails so maybe they are in deep doodoo

Posted by: Harley at August 08, 2020 09:59 AM (KomcD)

195 Yeah, that's the problem. Not crazy enough.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (+y/Ru)
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It always amazes me when these leftists are hit by challengers even further left.

Though, I guess it has the benefit of making them looks sane by comparison.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
Now sporting transition lenses!
at August 08, 2020 09:59 AM (WEBkv)

196 "Anna Lucia was a character in Lost. At least my name is original. BTW, thank him for his service for me.


Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 09:52 AM (o1Bgo)"

I have never seen "Lost," and I've been using this screen name since the summer of 2000.

When my son gets home, I will pass along your thanks.


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Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (S6ArX)

just joking with you, it is a cool name. I think Lost came out post 9/11. Anna Lucia didn't come in until the third season.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 09:59 AM (o1Bgo)

197 Why could they not boggle our minds in 2018-19?

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (ONvIw)


My good man, that's not who WE are!

Posted by: Establishment Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at August 08, 2020 10:00 AM (eTZoJ)

198 Open thread, so I have to ask: Am I crazy to believe the Big Mike Obama meme? I've seen the pics, and the Michael Robinson stuff. Also, the Joan River's comment a week before she died. Is it really possible Sushi and Malignant are just rent-a-kids?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 08, 2020 10:00 AM (7Fj9P)

199 Day 144 of the temporary abnormal.
Don't dare call it the new normal.

Posted by: Guam Tipper at August 08, 2020 10:01 AM (FsgBK)

200 The Clintons are a lot of things. Stupid is not one of them.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:01 AM (wkJ52)

201 >>agree in general, but if they thought HRC was a sure thing why'd they go to all the trouble? They knew they were on shaky ground, at least the leadership knew it was no sure thing. And of course they turned it all up to 11 after the election, but much of that...indeed the entire Mueller investigation...was an exercise in ass covering and obfuscation. Getting Trump was by then a secondary concern. A fiasco, all around, orchestrated by fools.

Everything after the election was the insurance policy. The whole point of stopping Trump at all costs was to cover up the massive criminality that occurred under the Obama/Biden administration. It wasn't just losing a single election, it was about being exposed and losing the criminal infrastructure they had been building domestically and abroad.

It's not a coincidence that after the Russia hoax failed they went straight to the Ukraine hoax.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 10:01 AM (ZLI7S)

202 Black Dagger Brotherhood by J R Ward
ridiculous amount of sex drugs and monogamy

Posted by: vmom 2020 grammar supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:01 AM (J8nVw)

203 I did an IRAD on the electrical grid for the nuclear regulatory agency back in the early 2000s to address emp. Its scary.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (VcFUs)
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CA says, "Hi!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
Now sporting transition lenses!
at August 08, 2020 10:01 AM (WEBkv)

204 You want a Karen? Meet my only daughter. She's driving me nuts, swallowing every bit of th pandemic panic propaganda. Of course, she also believes every word that comes out of the Democrats' hate fevered collective mind. I guess that's what happens when you send a properly raised kid off to a "liberal arts" college. Gack!!!
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin

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Trade ya! Of course, you'd have to put up with blue hair and her asking for $$ all the time while bitching about her lack of money. (But ignoring the fact that she's quit every decent job she has held).

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2020 10:02 AM (Rvt88)

205 Rape Suspect Released From Jail Over COVID-19 Allegedly Murders His Accuser

https://bit.ly/31y3xvd

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Small price to pay for public health.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 10:02 AM (+y/Ru)

206 Portland Mayor Faces Re-Election Battle Against Candidate Somehow to His Left

https://fxn.ws/3abIzGC

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Yeah, that's the problem. Not crazy enough.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 09:57 AM (+y/Ru)


Well, Portland, you get what you ask for.

Reap it.

Don't ask me to pay for it.

Dipshits.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:02 AM (Zz0t1)

207 Gotta say, you guys entertain the shit out of me 5 days a week at work. Don't know any of you personally, but this place helps keep me sane in an insane world. So dropping by to just say thanks, and keep it up

Posted by: lurker extrordinaire at August 08, 2020 10:02 AM (inWs8)

208 I have never seen "Lost," and I've been using this screen name since the summer of 2000.

When my son gets home, I will pass along your thanks.
The Summer of 2001 was called The Summer of the Shark. Just saying. It was a nice example of how the media can come up with a story out of whole cloth and run it over and over. The whole thing was bogus. They looked back and admitted there were fewer shark attacks that year than in an average year. Fake news before it was cool.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:03 AM (o1Bgo)

209 Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020

Sadly hearing your story hundreds of times on talk radio

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:03 AM (OjZpE)

210 157 -- That's what tripped up the Nazis post WW II -- they kept immaculate records. Everything they did, said, or thought was down on paper. All the Allies had to do was burrow through mountains of paper work to prosecute any and all trials.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 10:03 AM (TaS51)

211 Open thread, so I have to ask: Am I crazy to believe the Big Mike Obama
meme? I've seen the pics, and the Michael Robinson stuff. Also, the Joan
River's comment a week before she died. Is it really possible Sushi and
Malignant are just rent-a-kids?



Well, she WAS known at Princeton in the 80s and penned that now-famous thesis which Christopher Hitchens described as being "written in no known language." She's a woman, never fear. A hard-edged, masculine-looking woman (I'm hardly a model of traditional femininity myself, and I get called "sir" over the phone a lot) but still a woman.

Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 10:03 AM (S6ArX)

212 Yes. They got away with it. I still feel a white hot rage when I think about Lois Lerner collecting a nice 6 figure pension while she SHOULD be in jail making big rocks into small stones. No one will pay a price for any of their felonies. The death of the republic. There is no law

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 08, 2020 10:03 AM (flINI)

213 Rape Suspect Released From Jail Over COVID-19 Allegedly Murders His Accuser

https://bit.ly/31y3xvd

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Small price to pay for public health.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 10:02 AM (+y/Ru)


This, I fail to understand. They're in prison. They're contained. You contain the virus by keeping them locked up.

Treat them, if you must.

Releasing them into the public is insanity and EVERYONE should be in an uproar about this.

EEEVVVVVVRRREEEEEEOONNNNNNEEEEE!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

214
RE: Durham, I'm a little disappointed in you. If we have learned nothing over the last four years it is is that *ALL* journalism is a lie. All of it.

The only thing to believe is the actual documents when they come out. If Durham goes home without doing anything, I'll get disappointed then, but not a moment before.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (cfSRQ)


I admire your optimism and wish I could share it. But what distinguishes Durham from Huber? The reports that Huber was doing little turned out to be correct, with Trump calling him a garbage disposal for evidence.

It's been well over a year, and no we hear he's worrying about looking "political"?

Plus Barr seems determined to defend and protect the IC.

I'll believe in his integrity when I see it, right now he looks like nothing. After year and 3 months he finally interviewed Brennan?

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (ONvIw)

215 Sorry, the whole "They're screwing everything up as part of an evil plan" thing doesn't work anymore. They had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve and failed spectacularly. Their "success" was entirely the media sponging up all the blood from their failures.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (cfSRQ)




If that were a nail you would have hit it on the head.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (yQpMk)

216 You want a Karen? Meet my only daughter. She's driving me nuts, swallowing every bit of th pandemic panic propaganda. Of course, she also believes every word that comes out of the Democrats' hate fevered collective mind. I guess that's what happens when you send a properly raised kid off to a "liberal arts" college. Gack!!!
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (TaS51)
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*fistbump*

I have one of those too. However, she shuts up about her leftism around me, because she knows she'll get it shoved back down her throat.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
Now sporting transition lenses!
at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (WEBkv)

217 193 You want a Karen? Meet my only daughter. She's driving me nuts, swallowing every bit of th pandemic panic propaganda. Of course, she also believes every word that comes out of the Democrats' hate fevered collective mind.

That's my sister. I notice The Karens alternate back and forth between two and only two topics: Panic Porn and OrangeManBad...and then, to a Karen, they deny that it's all politically motivated.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (FtO5h)

218 Gotta say, you guys entertain the shit out of me 5 days a week at work. Don't know any of you personally, but this place helps keep me sane in an insane world. So dropping by to just say thanks, and keep it up
Posted by: lurker extrordinaire at August 08, 2020 10:02 AM (inWs8


Welcome any time. Comment more. Use us, abuse us.

We're here 24/7.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

219 There are 2 sets of laws, and that shit has no chance of subsisting for long. We either straighten it out at the ballot box, or better still, starve the beast. Stop paying the govt. to screw you over.

Posted by: lurker extrordinaire at August 08, 2020 10:05 AM (inWs8)

220 Military Tricare Accidentally Told 600k People That They Have COVID-19

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Yeah. "Accidentally". Right.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 10:05 AM (+y/Ru)

221 Open thread, so I have to ask: Am I crazy to believe the Big Mike Obama meme? I've seen the pics, and the Michael Robinson stuff. Also, the Joan River's comment a week before she died. Is it really possible Sushi and Malignant are just rent-a-kids?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 08, 2020 10:00 AM (7Fj9P)

Ummmmmmmm.....Yes.

Commies have orphans all over the place for ops just as that one. Just look at Baracky O'Cracky. Mystery man with no past, no present and hopefully no future.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 08, 2020 10:05 AM (Z+IKu)

222 SPONGE!!!!!! or first, if I choose to identify

Posted by: lurker extrordinaire at August 08, 2020 10:05 AM (inWs8)

223
Well, she WAS known at Princeton in the 80s and penned that now-famous thesis which Christopher Hitchens described as being "written in no known language." She's a woman, never fear. A hard-edged, masculine-looking woman (I'm hardly a model of traditional femininity myself, and I get called "sir" over the phone a lot) but still a woman.
Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 10:03 AM (S6ArX)

I don't know if her thesis is still online, but it was poorly written.

In her "defense", many of these Princeton Senior theses are utter crap.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (ONvIw)

224 Wife and I were discussing Twin Peaks show this morning, another show that started interesting but went no where just like Lost.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (OjZpE)

225 California does not need an EMP strike on its power grid. Just one good Santa Ana...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (ZZUgP)

226 Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 09:58 AM (FtO5h)

ugh
they should know better

Posted by: vmom 2020 grammar supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (J8nVw)

227 Well, she WAS known at Princeton in the 80s and penned that now-famous thesis which Christopher Hitchens described as being "written in no known language."


Heh. Hitch was the best. I don't know if her thesis is still online but I looked at it. I say looked at because it literally could not be read.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (q2K0j)

228 Use us, abuse us.

Posted by: Sponge

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Love me, shove me. Make it hurt so good.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (Rvt88)

229 I think they all expected to play the hero in their
books about how "They Stopped the Evil of Trump and Saved America (for
Communism)".



once everything was under their control and their Pet Republican'ts were ready to back them up.





Posted by: naturalfake at August 08, 2020 09:55 AM (dWwl

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It also goes to the fact that none of them will take a bullet for another.

It's all CYA, all the time, which is why someone is going to take a fall, even if it's only symbolic.

I get the impatience, but I sense that what's going on with Flynn would also go on with prosecutions here. They have to nail it all down and get pleas, which means convincing the guilty that a friendly judge won't simply go YOLO and throw the case out.

I mean Flynn should be over. How can you appeal a prosecutor's decision to drop a case??? And what will the remedy be - a court-appointed prosecutor?

How the hell would that even work?

But here we are. So people who think Durham should just file charges already need to keep all that in mind.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (cfSRQ)

230 193

Get your daughter to watch this
From the EMT

145 131 I like to watch #WalkAway videos to cap off my evening. Here's a good one.

see tinyurl below

Posted by: iandeal at August 08, 2020 07:30 AM (JgoTi)

Nice.
Here's a tinyurl for that:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6gez5h4

Posted by: m at August 08, 2020 07:41 AM (VRC8

Posted by: Establishment Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (eTZoJ)

231 CA says, "Hi!"
Posted by: blake -

Texas is isolated from the rest of the country for tarrif reasons and because TX is still constitutionally kind of its own country because of the tarif laws. When emp or cw2 takes out the electrical grid, texas is the only place that will still have power outside of the hydro, coal/steam, and nuke power plants. Everything else will be dead broken and not return-able to a useable 'on' state without long lead repair parts that are made overseas.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (VcFUs)

232 Interesting article here at RedState about how the Democrat memo went out to throw "white Antifa" under the bus, absolving BLM of any wrongdoing or instigating any violence:
https://tinyurl.com/yxr6cr44

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (7Fj9P)

233 hat's my sister. I notice The Karens alternate back and forth between two and only two topics: Panic Porn and OrangeManBad...and then, to a Karen, they deny that it's all politically motivated.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (FtO5h)

This is my oldest daughter, she's not even speaking to us right now. She bought into all of the liberal crap, pandemic, orange man bad etc.. She just got engaged, this should be a happy time for us, but nope. Sad really.

Posted by: spypeach at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (Up/Jb)

234 > Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.

Nice!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 10:07 AM (unn44)

235 My sister is a Karen. I never talk to her though. My wife tried to get me to engage with her cuz muHFamily!! And I keep telling her my sister just happens to have the same parents as I do that doesnt mean I am obligated to be be irritated by her.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:07 AM (wkJ52)

236 207 Gotta say, you guys entertain the shit out of me 5 days a week at work. Don't know any of you personally, but this place helps keep me sane in an insane world. So dropping by to just say thanks, and keep it up

I keep AoS up on a desktop right next to my work-from-home laptop setup. Definitely keeps me sane while entertaining me while I work. I know more sane people here than irl anymore.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 10:07 AM (FtO5h)

237 This happened last week after FBI raids of businesses owned by a corrupt Russian oligarch who had run a money laundering business in Ukraine that stole billions of US and IMF aid dollars.

https://tinyurl.com/y2y7l4tg

They haven't gotten away with anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 10:07 AM (ZLI7S)

238
Love me, shove me. Make it hurt so good.
Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (Rvt88 )


Early on in my career as I traveled to different facilities, that's how I always tried to make management feel better on getting issues resolved.

Use me, abuse me. Tell me what you need done. I'll take care of it.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:08 AM (Zz0t1)

239 Interesting article here at RedState about how the
Democrat memo went out to throw "white Antifa" under the bus, absolving
BLM of any wrongdoing or instigating any violence:

https://tinyurl.com/yxr6cr44

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (7Fj9P)

if your summary is correct, I don't see a problem. Divide and conquer.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:08 AM (o1Bgo)

240 Heh. Hitch was the best. I don't know if her thesis is still online but I looked at it. I say looked at because it literally could not be read.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (q2K0j)

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Her extraordinary erudition is a match for her extraordinary beauty.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 08, 2020 10:08 AM (wPVhA)

241 219 There are 2 sets of laws, and that shit has no chance of subsisting for long. We either straighten it out at the ballot box, or better still, starve the beast. Stop paying the govt. to screw you over.
Posted by: lurker extrordinaire at August 08, 2020 10:05 AM (inWs

Better have nothing in the bank and no property they can take. They will come for it.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:08 AM (ONvIw)

242 201...
"The whole point of stopping Trump at all costs was to cover up the massive criminality that occurred under the Obama/Biden administration."
And they've largely succeeded, given over 50% of our "fellow citizens" remain convinced that Trump is Putin's puppet.

Posted by: PacosMojo at August 08, 2020 10:09 AM (ivZ+f)

243 > From naked political calculation, Rice makes more sense.


While Rice is far from the worst example, some caution about using the word "naked" in conjunction with "Democrat candidate" is probably in order.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 10:09 AM (unn44)

244 I admire your optimism and wish I could share it.





Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:04 AM (ONvIw)

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It's not optimism, it's simply a refusal to worry about something I can't control based on "news" I can't verify.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 10:09 AM (cfSRQ)

245 "Blame Whitey"? Right after Fire, Wheel, Pen that writes under whipped cream.

Posted by: klaftern at August 08, 2020 10:09 AM (RuIsu)

246 141 Family news: our youngest got his DD-214 yesterday, and will be home this morning.
Posted by: Annalucia at August 08, 2020 09:39 AM (S6ArX)

A warm welcome to the DD-214 mafia! (I got two.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 08, 2020 10:09 AM (ejsiI)

247 > From naked political calculation, Rice makes more sense.


As a scholar, she has really toned arms.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 10:10 AM (unn44)

248 This happened last week after FBI raids of businesses owned by a corrupt Russian oligarch who had run a money laundering business in Ukraine that stole billions of US and IMF aid dollars.

https://tinyurl.com/y2y7l4tg

They haven't gotten away with anything.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 10:07 AM (ZLI7S)


They lost some money.

They gonna serve time? Maybe lose a finger?

Money is obtainable......

That's not much punishment.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

249 > As a scholar, she has really toned arms.

Copied and pasted the wrong thing. This was about Mooch.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 10:10 AM (unn44)

250 I require the coffee. Teleworking to EDT today instead of CDT (and damn near MDT). But I gotta do what I gotta do.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 08, 2020 10:10 AM (ejsiI)

251 *pauses*

"Whites created Pr0n!!!!"

Democrat base .... *boom*

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 10:10 AM (ZZUgP)

252 215 Sorry, the whole "They're screwing everything up as part of an evil plan" thing doesn't work anymore. They had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve and failed spectacularly. Their "success" was entirely the media sponging up all the blood from their failures.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 09:16 AM (cfSRQ)

yes, nailed it. We can see all the plans now, but there's still 3 months to go and we can all feel that they've stalled, they've run out of momentum (ie, new plans) and the old plans (burning down Portland and Seattle, frex) are failing spectacularly. They don't know where to go next, just like the DNC has no clue as to what to do with the all important VP pick.

the power brokers and never trumpers want Rice, but the rad left and ex-bernie bros will be furious at that. They can't figure out how to square the circle.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (V2Yro)

253 I love how news articles have zero problems writing articles detailing how the COVID-19 deaths are completely made up on the spot things while including quotes like:

"Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2020

But the lack of immediate clarity on the numbers of people actually dying from COVID-19 has some onlookers, ranging from conspiracy theorists on Twitter all the way to President Donald Trump, claiming the tallies are exaggerated"

https://tinyurl.com/y7vvbby4

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They insert the insult and quip (conspiracy theorists all the way up to and including Trump!!!) in an article where THEY are finally getting around to noticing how the numbers are worthless.

Gaslighting while literally writing about the exact thing the "conspiracy theorists" have been pointing out since the whole mess started, all while doctors lose their medical license for questioning the narrative and pharmacists are told not to fill prescriptions because Orange Man Bad.

We are so f*cked.

Posted by: Charles Darwin is a write supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (QZC79)

254 Money is obtainable......

That's not much punishment.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)


Soros has plenty more where that came form

Posted by: Establishment Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (eTZoJ)

255 They haven't gotten away with anything.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 10:07 AM (ZLI7S)

Even Mueller was willing to indict Russians. When the IC people are indicted, it will matter. Foreigners, be they Russians Ukrainians, Christopher Steele or Prince Andrew will not be extradicted. It's cosmetic unless the American cohorts go down hard.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (ONvIw)

256 Does watching Rhonda Fleming and Glenn Ford on Grit count as getting things done?

Posted by: Chris W at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (ENWT/)

257
As a scholar, she has really toned arms.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 10:10 AM (unn44)


So, if she's the pick, are we going to have to suffer through the same shit we did with Moochelle?

SHE'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!! LOOK AT THOSE SCULPTED ARMS!!!!!!

She dresses like a sofa and has the ass a yard wide. Fuck off.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (Zz0t1)

258 199 Day 144 of the temporary abnormal.
Don't dare call it the new normal.
Posted by: Guam Tipper at August 08, 2020 10:01 AM (FsgBK)

I call it either the bullshit, or the Theater of the Absurd.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (ejsiI)

259 My neighbor put up one of those rainbow US flags and in the stripes it has every leftward slogan...love trumps hate, no human is an illegal, etc. Thinking of putting up a yuuuge MAGA banner on my house as a counter measure lol.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:12 AM (wkJ52)

260 Does watching Rhonda Fleming and Glenn Ford on Grit count as getting things done?
Posted by: Chris W at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (ENWT/)


Was just watching that.

But have to go pick up the kid so I stopped by on the way through.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 08, 2020 10:12 AM (Zz0t1)

261 Tonypete -- In some respects, daughter did retain some of her pre college upbringing. She's is fully employed and has been since the moment she graduated. She married an IT guy with a four year degree. (During the engagement, I always joked that he made more money than the bride's entire family.) They have two kids and she doesn't ask for one single penny. She has been known to beg for child care services when school has abruptly been cancelled.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 10:12 AM (TaS51)

262
Texas is isolated from the rest of the country
for tarrif reasons and because TX is still constitutionally kind of its
own country because of the tarif laws. When emp or cw2 takes out the
electrical grid, texas is the only place that will still have power
outside of the hydro, coal/steam, and nuke power plants. Everything
else will be dead broken and not return-able to a useable 'on' state
without long lead repair parts that are made overseas.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (VcFUs)

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So what you're saying is that we need to dump extra EMPs on Texas.

Thank you, comrade. We've sent you a packet of complimentary magic beans.

Posted by: Peoples' Liberation Army Cyber Intelligence Directorate at August 08, 2020 10:12 AM (cfSRQ)

263 Wife and I were discussing Twin Peaks show this morning, another show that started interesting but went no where just like Lost.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (OjZpE)

that is likely accurate. I didn't watch Twin Peaks but it was huge in the nerd world. Is that a bad thing to say? I didn't get into Lost until they started hyping the last season like crazy. It was my first binge watch.

I am old school and would have preferred it to be a straight up survival story. But it was fun to watch really. Everyone is mad because so many questions were not answered. But pretty much everyone on that show went on to Hollyweird success.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:12 AM (o1Bgo)

264 I'm here.

Vmom and Captain, have you end Nalini Singh and Christine Feehan ? I love Ilona Andrews. Just wish she would write faster.
And the vampire books with the h names is J. D. Ward 's work.

Wow, fellow travelers. The book thread is so hoity toity that they rarely talk about The books I read except for Artemis.
I can guarantee that you will like Anne Cleeland.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 10:13 AM (sd8p8)

265
Open thread, so I have to ask: Am I crazy to believe the Big Mike Obama meme? I've seen the pics, and the Michael Robinson stuff. Also, the Joan River's comment a week before she died. Is it really possible Sushi and Malignant are just rent-a-kids?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 08, 2020 10:00 AM

Ummmmmmmm.....Yes.

Commies have orphans all over the place for ops just as that one. Just look at Baracky O'Cracky. Mystery man with no past, no present and hopefully no future.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 08, 2020 10:05 AM


AFAIK, there are no known pictures of michelle obama pregnant...

YMMV

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2020 10:13 AM (WVnBp)

266 >>And they've largely succeeded, given over 50% of our "fellow citizens" remain convinced that Trump is Putin's puppet.

Really. Is the CIA and FBI illegally using the NSA database to spy on American citizens without a warrant like they did for virtually the entire Obama administration?

Just because things aren't moving as fast or as publicly as you like, they never will so prepare for disappointment, doesn't mean they got away with it. The goal is to get our country back not just punish the bad guys. It's not easy to break decades of rot and corruption and it sure as hell isn't fast but it's happening.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 10:13 AM (ZLI7S)

267 In her "defense", many of these Princeton Senior theses are utter crap.
Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (ONvIw)

===

Hers is unreadable. In all fairness, mine is only marginally better.

/NOT cowtown hick college

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 08, 2020 10:13 AM (EZebt)

268 I am old school and would have preferred it to be a straight up survival story. But it was fun to watch really. Everyone is mad because so many questions were not answered. But pretty much everyone on that show went on to Hollyweird success.
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:12 AM (o1Bgo)
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It's my understanding "Lost" went off the rails due to a writers strike.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
Now sporting transition lenses!
at August 08, 2020 10:14 AM (WEBkv)

269 Cancel my suscribe to "Toned Arms Quarterly".

Sad Trombone of Doom.

Posted by: klaftern at August 08, 2020 10:14 AM (RuIsu)

270 Better have nothing in the bank and no property they can take. They will come for it.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:08 AM (ONvIw)

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My mortgage is paid off and I own my house so I'm going to protest by not paying my property taxes!

Wait, it was my understanding that *I* owned my house!

Posted by: Charles Darwin is a write supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:14 AM (QZC79)

271 Wife and I were discussing Twin Peaks show this morning, another show that started interesting but went no where just like Lost.
Posted by: Skip

I love the creepy music.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 08, 2020 10:14 AM (+y/Ru)

272 They haven't gotten away with anything.


You posted that the other day and I wondered ... two properties worth $70 mm? What is that in a multi-billion $ fraud scheme? Does it get the right people?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 10:15 AM (q2K0j)

273 I liked Lost. I liked the ending too. Then again I liked the Seinfeld finale.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:15 AM (wkJ52)

274 The goal is to get our country back not just punish the bad guys.

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Great. Now what am I going to do with all this rope?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 08, 2020 10:15 AM (wPVhA)

275 Well, later.

Time to head out and put 45 caliber holes in paper.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
Now sporting transition lenses!
at August 08, 2020 10:15 AM (WEBkv)

276 t's not optimism, it's simply a refusal to worry about something I can't control based on "news" I can't verify.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 10:09 AM (cfSRQ)

I don't worry about it. I worry more about the BLM thugs.

But I do see a lack of willingness to prosecute. I suspect a lot of that is born of fear that they will be prosecuted when a dem gets in, and that this flaccid response will prevent that. It won't, but I see that as their rationale.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:15 AM (ONvIw)

277 Open thread, so I have to ask: Am I crazy to believe the Big Mike Obama meme?

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I didn't think much of it until Barry kept calling her Michael in public.

Repeatedly.

Posted by: Charles Darwin is a write supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:16 AM (QZC79)

278 Even Mueller was willing to indict Russians. When
the IC people are indicted, it will matter. Foreigners, be they Russians
Ukrainians, Christopher Steele or Prince Andrew will not be
extradicted. It's cosmetic unless the American cohorts go down hard.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:11 AM (ONvIw)

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Mueller's indictments were fake. They fell apart. The only reason was to get headlines and feed the "walls closing in" media narrative.

If Durham does that, it will immediately be called ABUSER OF POWER!#@! IMPEACH!!!11

He has to make the charges stick. The worst result is a case is brought and the accused are found innocent.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 08, 2020 10:16 AM (cfSRQ)

279 Everything else will be dead broken and not return-able to a useable 'on' state without long lead repair parts that are made overseas.
Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (VcFUs)

oh how I dream of those days to come...

another note about the Texas Power grid; because of state environmental regs and site restrictions, California and some other states have chosen to supply their power through a relatively few, extremely large generating plants. (hydro dams, etc) Texas, on the other hand, due to the ubiquity of nat gas supplies combined with the windfarms in the west half, is supplied by thousands of individual and separate generating plants. It's easy to see which model would be more robust in a time of crisis.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 08, 2020 10:16 AM (V2Yro)

280 Yes part of the reason Lost started to collapse was the writers strike. I believe it cost them part of the 4th season and derailed the show for the duration. Still a favorite up until the last season for me.

Posted by: Chris W at August 08, 2020 10:16 AM (ENWT/)

281 @229...you're right, the timing of Durham revelations, whatever they are, is very important. My bet is a scathing report laying the whole thing out, but only a few indictments: Clinesmith almost certainly, an as yet unknown leaker or two...maybe McCabe and/or Comey if Durham is very ambitious and that snake Brennan is forced to publicly Brennan rat on them. Brennan will skate, probably because behind closed doors he's cooperating. But the timing has to be right. Close enough to election to put Team Biden on constant defense for an impartial time period, but not too far out to allow defendant's legal maneuvering and media lying to offer a real competing "political witchunt" narrative. Labor Day weekend or thereabouts seems right. DJT probably wants it closer to election day, but Barr will likely honor the 60 day "rule" about no big potentially political actions before an election.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at August 08, 2020 10:18 AM (ja/kn)

282 > Wait, it was my understanding that *I* owned my house!

This is why we need to restore the concept of alloidal title.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 08, 2020 10:18 AM (unn44)

283 My mortgage is paid off and I own my house so I'm going to protest by not paying my property taxes!

Wait, it was my understanding that *I* owned my house!
Posted by: Charles Darwin is a write supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:14 AM (QZC79)

Go ahead and try that. They'll put a lien on your property and legally seize it to collect.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:18 AM (ONvIw)

284 Mike Tyson spot for Shark Week.

Posted by: klaftern at August 08, 2020 10:18 AM (RuIsu)

285 I really liked Twin Peaks until about the halfway point of the second season, and then I lost interest. No specific reason, it just got old for me and I quit.

Posted by: Chris W at August 08, 2020 10:18 AM (ENWT/)

286 Do we get the country back to 2019 constant impeachment, 2014 or so "bake the cake", 2009 pre-Obamacare, 2000 "Democrats actually accepted the loss of a federal election...

Do we get to pick, or do we just stay at 2020's "no one in power is to be charged and prosecuted for their treasonous actions"?

Posted by: Charles Darwin is a write supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:19 AM (eIFpQ)

287 277 Open thread, so I have to ask: Am I crazy to believe the Big Mike Obama meme?
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I didn't think much of it until Barry kept calling her Michael in public.
Repeatedly.
Posted by: Charles Darwin is a write supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:16 AM (QZC79)

I used to not believe it, I thought it was a ridiculous overreach that could do no good.

and then I saw the infamous Ellen Degenerate Dance Off video, in slow-mo and focused on Moochelle.

oh my god.

so that's why Tranny Rights have suddenly become a thing in the Dem party. Now it makes sense. And I think the only real Woman in the White House from 2008 - 2016 was ValJar, and she, having been born in Iran, was always a paid and loyal agent for the Iranian Government. Which explains the cash, and the hate for Israel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 08, 2020 10:21 AM (V2Yro)

288 >>Even Mueller was willing to indict Russians. When the IC people are indicted, it will matter. Foreigners, be they Russians Ukrainians, Christopher Steele or Prince Andrew will not be extradicted. It's cosmetic unless the American cohorts go down hard.

And how did that case turn out?

Oh yea, it was thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. In other words it was a bullshit indictment designed to generate some PR not try anyone let alone put anyone in jail.

Durham is looking for evidence of criminality. So are the 4 other US Attorneys who have also been assigned to look at various aspects of what was an enormous conspiracy. I really don't understand why this is so hard to understand, you can do it fast like Mueller (fast being over 2 years) or you can do it right.

Just because you "know" something happened doesn't mean you can prove it in court. Do you know why it took so long to uncover the exculpatory documents on Flynn? 3 years. Because Mueller's corrupt team hid them. I doubt the coup plotters left behind playbooks of every corrupt action they took. It has to be found and they have powerful people playing defense.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 10:21 AM (ZLI7S)

289 250 I require the coffee. Teleworking to EDT today instead of CDT (and damn near MDT). But I gotta do what I gotta do.

Just curious - Do you keep all your work stuff - computer, work phone, on ET?

I live in MT but work in ET and even after 5 years of doing it I get mixed up on the time quite often. I've found that keeping my work laptop and phone (we use Magic Jacks but I run mine through a base unit - basically a cordless phone) on ET helps. But, many of my co-workers who are also working from dufferent time zones don't do that and think I'm crazy.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 10:21 AM (FtO5h)

290 I liked Lost. I liked the ending too. Then again I liked the Seinfeld finale.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:15 AM (wkJ52)

I am an official Lostie even though I know I lose some cred there. I watched it through twice, own a bunch of dvds, and have watched a few youtube reactions. And I mean those that reacted to the entire series.

I didn't like the Seinfeld finale. Finales usually suck really. The MASH finale was at least a huge ratings success.

American shows are interesting really. They tend to use up their good ideas in the second and third season and then they just keep going as long as it pays off.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:23 AM (o1Bgo)

291 I wish President Trump would direct the USPS to require special $100 postage for each mail-in ballot. Waive the postage if the voter appears in person at the Post Office, where the clerk would copy his or her I.D. and send it to the election authorities. I'd love to defend against the lawsuit trying to enjoin the President from taking steps to prevent mail fraud, a federal crime.

Posted by: Doctor Deplorable at August 08, 2020 10:24 AM (YIsx4)

292 As I find it late ONT that NJ has removed deaths 3 weeks in a row, once mid week. It's not alot maybe a dozen or 2, but that to me shows someone is after the rack looking to move the numbers.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:24 AM (OjZpE)

293 Do we get to pick, or do we just stay at 2020's "no one in power is to be charged and prosecuted for their treasonous actions"?
Posted by: Charles Darwin is a write supremacist at August 08, 2020 10:19 AM (eIFpQ

Treasonous?

The fine men at the FBI had to protect the country just as Chris Wray is doing today!

And we will release the motives of Paddock if it fits our narrative!

We will release the motive of Hodgkinson whe we're sure the dems are in the clear! The list of GOP Congressman found in Hodgkinson's storage locker was NOT a hit hist, it was a ...something else. We just don't know!!

And Epstein totally hanged himself.

I bristle with integrity

Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes at August 08, 2020 10:25 AM (ONvIw)

294 Democrats don't actually get punished even when found in the wrong. They get tv gigs,huge book deals, speaking engagements. That's why laying it all out there but not indicting them will be totally meaningless. The people on the left won't believe a word of it and they will continue to get paid royally.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 10:26 AM (sd8p8)

295 Beirut Update

Under the remains of the grain silos they are finding a labyrinth of underground rooms. These mystery rooms are being called "panic rooms." Sure.

https://youtu.be/_cB0tusus0M

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 10:26 AM (ZZUgP)

296 Just because you "know" something happened doesn't mean you can prove it in court

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I think that's part of what is so disheartening.

The things that definitely did happen (altering FISA documents) seemingly aren't being addressed.

That guy can be in jail waiting for other charges.

Posted by: Charles Darwin - FAT / BACK 2020 at August 08, 2020 10:28 AM (f+WZu)

297 We watched Lost religiously, knew 3/4 of the way through it wasn't going to end well but stayed with it to the end.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:28 AM (OjZpE)

298 I absolutely LOVED the Seinfeld Finale! And that's because it was a very DELIBERATE statement about the entire series by Jerry himself, as he said later. It reall DID sum up the entire show, but it was quite a bit too honest for most people to take.

The message, as Jerry himself has said: Can't you see that these 4 main characters are self absorbed, heartless and cruel children? They do no good for anyone, they have NEVER done any good for anyone. They waltz through their lives leaving havoc in their wake, and thinking it's funny. Everyone who knows them should despise them! And if you self-identify with any of them, well you've got a big problem and you should really work on that. Because they are, and always have been, 4 miserable, useless people.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 08, 2020 10:29 AM (V2Yro)

299 Matt Taibbi wrote a pretty good essay-- that someone here linked yesterday--about how people missed the Trump wave in 2016.

He's a smart kid and he makes some good points--few of which many of us didn't make at one point or another-- but he just can't help himself.

He's "this" close, lefties gotta lefty.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 10:29 AM (7ixfo)

300 293 As I find it late ONT that NJ has removed deaths 3 weeks in a row, once mid week. It's not alot maybe a dozen or 2, but that to me shows someone is after the rack looking to move the numbers.
Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:24 AM (OjZpE)

I'm in NJ, and a few families have called out this crap.

My BIL had an 84yo cousin who died recently. They wanted to attribute it to wuflu. She was totally disabled with MS and has had pneumonias in the past, so why not? This was cardiac. I think they're concerned about people running to the internet with medical records.

Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes at August 08, 2020 10:29 AM (ONvIw)

301 (KiEub)

It seems nice.

Captain - my offer still stands. It sounds like she's very much made something of herself. Nice!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2020 10:29 AM (Rvt88)

302 I've really been enjoying Talking Sopranos with Michael Imperioli (Christufuh) and Steve Schirippa (Bobby Baccala.) Each Sunday evening they put up a new podcast. They have a guest each week, from Sopranos stars like Edie Falco and Lorraine Bracco to writers, costume people, all kinds of interesting people.

Bewteen the two of them they seem to know everyone in the entertainment industry, and they'll just sit and talk TV, movies, directors, actors and just let it fly. If one of them doesn't like someone, they'll let you know. (Paulie Walnuts is apparently a not very pleasant person in real life!) Schirippa was a long-time booker of acts at Vegas casinos and has some great stories from that, and his own family had Mob connections - his dad was a bookie.

Then they eventually get to the particular episode of the week, and Schirippa goes through the script while they talk about the episode. It's just a kind of cool little thing that the two of them originally put together to pass the time during lockdowns, and it took off and has become hugely popular. Even has sponsors now.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 10:30 AM (FtO5h)

303 Beirut Update

Under the remains of the grain silos they are finding a labyrinth of underground rooms. These mystery rooms are being called "panic rooms." Sure.

https://youtu.be/_cB0tusus0M
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 10:26 AM (ZZUgP)

Panic rooms? UNDER a grain silo?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 10:30 AM (7ixfo)

304 295 Democrats don't actually get punished even when found in the wrong. They get tv gigs,huge book deals, speaking engagements. That's why laying it all out there but not indicting them will be totally meaningless. The people on the left won't believe a word of it and they will continue to get paid royally.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 10:26 AM (sd8p

And the next dem administration will hire them back and promote their asses for being good soldiers.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:31 AM (ONvIw)

305 Oh, c'mon. The Obamas have two kids. Give it a rest. Plenty of things to hate them for,you don't need this.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 10:31 AM (sd8p8)

306 Yes, Whitmer's office isn't going to comment on her personal travel plans since her husband screwed up and told a dock installation company that they should come put his dock in on the lakefront house because didn't they know who he was? And that he was up north when travel had been banned in the state for weeks.

I know several hair stylists who were supportive of Whitmer( female stylists love them some girl power) until Whitmer continued the ban on hair salons and barbers opening, and told people they could learn to cut and color their hair on you tube. Salons are open now with major restrictions, but the stylists haven't forgotten or forgiven Whitmer.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 08, 2020 10:31 AM (PqulF)

307 My BIL had an 84yo cousin who died recently. They wanted to attribute it to wuflu. She was totally disabled with MS and has had pneumonias in the past, so why not? This was cardiac. I think they're concerned about people running to the internet with medical records.

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Someone posted yesterday where the authorities acknowledged that they were counting suicides and drug overdoses under the COVID-19s death banner.

Posted by: Charles Darwin - FAT / BACK 2020 at August 08, 2020 10:31 AM (f+WZu)

308 296 Beirut Update

Under the remains of the grain silos they are finding a labyrinth of underground rooms. These mystery rooms are being called "panic rooms." Sure.

https://youtu.be/_cB0tusus0M
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 10:26 AM (ZZUgP)

that's fascinating - of course the problem for anyone who made it into those rooms is oxygen supply after the explosion sucked it all out of the area.

their purpose could have been any sort of criminal activity - I saw that in Beirut, that dock area was regularly referred to as "the Cave of Ali Baba (and his forty thieves)" because it was known for such rampant criminality.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 08, 2020 10:32 AM (V2Yro)

309 Another fun story: Hunter Biden had a $450K federal tax lien against him. The lien was paid off. Now he's under scrutiny b/c he came up w/$450K despite having no known income. Biden campaign has not, if you can believe this, commented.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 08, 2020 10:33 AM (7Fj9P)

310 Someone posted yesterday where the authorities acknowledged that they were counting suicides and drug overdoses under the COVID-19s death banner.
Posted by: Charles Darwin - FAT / BACK 2020 at August 08, 2020 10:31 AM (f+WZu)

Anything death the most tenuous connection to Covid is counted as a Covid death.
I guess that if a health care worker died from overwork, they would say it was Covid.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 10:33 AM (7ixfo)

311 1) The juicy charges require someone(s) to flip to connect dots and establish motive to prove the larger conspiracy.

2) Leaking classified information is easy to prove and carries heavy penalties.

Can #2 be used to get #1. Developing (or not) ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 08, 2020 10:34 AM (9TdxA)

312 Cancel my suscribe to "Toned Arms Quarterly".

Posted by: klaftern at August 08, 2020 10:14 AM (RuIsu)

Cancel your own GD subscription!

Posted by: BignJames at August 08, 2020 10:34 AM (X/Pw5)

313
Someone posted yesterday where the authorities acknowledged that they were counting suicides and drug overdoses under the COVID-19s death banner.
Posted by: Charles Darwin - FAT / BACK 2020 at August 08, 2020 10:31 AM (f+WZu)

Probably. OD's on opiates are due to respiratory failure. So they go for the covid cash.

As for the cousin with MS, the husband tested negative and did not want that banner hanging on him. It wasn't true, and an official quarantine would have forced him to cancel his long delayed back surgery.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:34 AM (ONvIw)

314 I've really been enjoying Talking Sopranos with
Michael Imperioli (Christufuh) and Steve Schirippa (Bobby Baccala.) Each
Sunday evening they put up a new podcast. They have a guest each week,
from Sopranos stars like Edie Falco and Lorraine Bracco to writers,
costume people, all kinds of interesting people.



Bewteen the two of them they seem to know everyone in the
entertainment industry, and they'll just sit and talk TV, movies,
directors, actors and just let it fly. If one of them doesn't like
someone, they'll let you know. (Paulie Walnuts is apparently a not very
pleasant person in real life!) Schirippa was a long-time booker of acts
at Vegas casinos and has some great stories from that, and his own
family had Mob connections - his dad was a bookie.



Then they eventually get to the particular episode of the week, and
Schirippa goes through the script while they talk about the episode.
It's just a kind of cool little thing that the two of them originally
put together to pass the time during lockdowns, and it took off and has
become hugely popular. Even has sponsors now.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 10:30 AM (FtO5h)

I will check it out. It is likely of a copy of "The Office Girls" podcast but that is okay, who cares if someone copies someone else in show biz? The Office Girls podcast is mostly boring anyway. The two girls are just besties and go on and on about it all the time.

I like Imperioli, he is a good actor. He came out in defense of Colombus recently I believe.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:35 AM (o1Bgo)

315 About Biden's "junkie rant" at that black journalist the other day---would you bring up COCAINE if you were Biden??

Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 10:35 AM (7ixfo)

316 316 About Biden's "junkie rant" at that black journalist the other day---would you bring up COCAINE if you were Biden??
Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 10:35 AM (7ixfo)

Me? no.

But if I was a Biden, I'd know I was bulletproof and say whatever I wanted.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:36 AM (ONvIw)

317 Oh, c'mon. The Obamas have two kids. Give it a rest. Plenty of things to hate them for,you don't need this.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 10:31 AM (sd8p

The meme that Michelle Obama is a man is so tired and worn out. Considering people have known her since childhood, through school and college, and she has two kids with Barry would mean that literally hundreds of people would have to keep it a secret that she is a man. It's so stupid that it boggles my mind that people keep repeating this crap. And yes, I saw Michelle's video on Ellen and most likely it was microphone wiring they tried to hide or get out of the way, and the material on her pants was not the kind to hide it.

And Joan River's entire professional life involved making nasty comments, and outright lies about people under the guise of being funny.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 08, 2020 10:38 AM (PqulF)

318 264 -- Sharon: Thanks for the recommendations. Haven't heard of Singh and totally forgot about Feehan. I'm almost through with Sookie.

Yeah, I know how you feel about the Sunday book thread. The few times I'm actually on time for it, I rummage through my over stuffed memory trying to remember an "important" book I've read somewhere in the not-too-distant past.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 10:39 AM (TaS51)

319 Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:35 AM (o1Bgo)

Quint, the two of them also did a Joe Rogan podcast not too long ago, as promotion for Talking Sopranos. That's really good too.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 08, 2020 10:39 AM (FtO5h)

320 "Hunter Biden was hit with a $450,000 lien in July over delinquent state income taxes, which he paid off in six days despite having no discernible income."

He probably took it out of petty cash. Duh.

Here's the link:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6gm5v3t

Posted by: IrishEi at August 08, 2020 10:40 AM (sGotD)

321 Re: Sopranos. I recently rewatched it.

All together, Tony deserved to die. The New York guys were right, just a glorified crew that calls themselves a family.

But, the episodes where he was in a coma were probably the best ones.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 08, 2020 10:41 AM (rZeE/)

322 Larry David was the spirit of Seinfeld, and he wrote the finale. A philosophy major. He hated how characters "evolved" in sitcoms. Even Archie Bunker becomes a hug-a-bear. So the Seinfeld gang never changes. Before the coda, it ends with the same lines about George's buttons that starts the series.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 08, 2020 10:42 AM (9TdxA)

323 306

Amen. This stuff is retarded and the rights version of Palin baby trutherism. There are 1000 things Obama did that can be criticized. When you go into shit like his kids arent really his it just makes you sound like a nut job.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:42 AM (wkJ52)

324 Today I'll finally finish The Glass Bees, by Ernst Junger.
I've been impressed so far about his insight into rich technocrats.

I should be receiving The Forest Passage soon which deals with how to avoid the surveillance state. Another book that seems precient when it comes to technology in the lands of government.

I know it's not the book thread, but I won't be bringing Junger up on that thread.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:42 AM (ONvIw)

325 What's the appeal of failed Michigan governors? First Granholm, now Whitmer?

Joe is looking for a psychopathic mass murderer, and the other ones available in this political cycle are all men.
Of course there was that unfortunate incident, a few years back, when a house fell on her sister, when she was visiting the little people in her district.

Posted by: An Observation at August 08, 2020 10:43 AM (eUpha)

326 Why do people think it's so unusual that genetically female Michael Obama would want to live her life as a man?

Posted by: Charles Darwin - FAT / BACK 2020 at August 08, 2020 10:43 AM (f+WZu)

327 Michelle Obama a man?

No. But I like making this son's a bitches deny it.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 08, 2020 10:44 AM (rZeE/)

328 And Joan River's entire professional life involved making nasty comments, and outright lies about people under the guise of being funny.
Posted by: Jen the original at August 08, 2020 10:38 AM (PqulF)

If you're paying a comic to say stupid shit, that's one thing. Most people don't have that cover.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:45 AM (ONvIw)

329 {{{hogmartin}}}

I wish she didn't have to be isolated. That stinks.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:46 AM (XxJt1)

330 Hey fappers. Going to take a lot of coffee to make me feel even close to human this morning.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

331 Hey, it's creeper, creeping creepily!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 10:47 AM (NWiLs)

332 Hang dai hogmartin

Posted by: Charles Darwin - FAT / BACK 2020 at August 08, 2020 10:47 AM (f+WZu)

333 We watched Lost religiously, knew 3/4 of the way through it wasn't going to end well but stayed with it to the end.
---
Fringe was like that for me.

Like, I knew once they settled into a plot arc, there was no way to end it that would make sense-- even within the crazy logic of the show.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 08, 2020 10:48 AM (rZeE/)

334 *actually starts reading the thread*

Oh geez, hogmartin. I'm very sorry to hear that. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

335 >>"Hunter Biden was hit with a $450,000 lien in July over delinquent state income taxes, which he paid off in six days despite having no discernible income."

What a family. Family get togethers must be a real hoot.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 10:48 AM (ZLI7S)

336 Why do women attempt to speak while vacuuming?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 08, 2020 10:49 AM (0l/QX)

337 @Som no worries

NOTHING IS HAPPENING

Posted by: blaster at August 08, 2020 10:50 AM (ZfRYq)

338 337 Why do women attempt to speak while vacuuming?
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 08, 2020 10:49 AM (0l/QX)

Same reasons husbands ask you questions while using power hedgeclippers, I guess.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:50 AM (ONvIw)

339 Larry David was the spirit of Seinfeld, and he wrote
the finale. A philosophy major. He hated how characters "evolved" in
sitcoms. Even Archie Bunker becomes a hug-a-bear. So the Seinfeld gang
never changes. Before the coda, it ends with the same lines about
George's buttons that starts the series.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 08, 2020 10:42 AM (9TdxA)

The finale had its good points no doubt. It was great that they found a way to bring back all the famous characters. But I think there is some back dating going on too. The finale was hugely panned for a reason. It is not like the audience didn't know the characters and they need to have it explained to them. The creators know it went poorly, that is why there were rumors of a reunion show for years and years. Yes, it was a show about nothing. But a bunch of narcissists that are funny end up in prison?

As Biden would say, C'mon man!

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:50 AM (o1Bgo)

340 Better Susan to show where the Democrats are heading but Queen Gretchen is going to be the same thing.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:51 AM (OjZpE)

341 I only read it because we lost power for two days.
When it came back the teevee said parts of New Jersey won't get power
until Tuesday. How hard is electricity?



That's a semi-serious question. I figured I was out of electricity
because I live in an obscure part of the state that no one cares about,
but NJ in general is a rich state, how can they not fix electricity?


Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)


Just be relieved that the Wharves down at Newark haven't exploded, I suppose.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 08, 2020 10:51 AM (WyVLE)

342 336 Why do women attempt to speak while vacuuming?
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 08, 2020 10:49 AM (0l/QX)

So they can get angry at you for "not listening."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 10:51 AM (NWiLs)

343 Beirut Update



Under the remains of the grain silos they are finding a labyrinth of
underground rooms. These mystery rooms are being called "panic rooms."
Sure.



https://youtu.be/_cB0tusus0M

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 10:26 AM (ZZUgP)



Panic rooms? UNDER a grain silo?


I don't know about you, but I never feel safe unless my bolthole has a ceiling consisting of ktons of explosive. Napalm provides an extra bit of security but it's harder to come by.

Posted by: pep at August 08, 2020 10:52 AM (v16oJ)

344 As mentioned maybe downstairs Twin Peaks was another that went so far off course it wasn't going to be a good ending.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 10:53 AM (OjZpE)

345 Is there some reason why @287 remains visible?

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:53 AM (XxJt1)

346 viewers have been trained for decades to expect a wedding or some grand event shit for Sitcoms finale. Jerry didnt Marty Elaine. So it sucked.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:53 AM (wkJ52)

347 345 Is there some reason why @287 remains visible?
Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:53 AM (XxJt1)

Why wouldn't it?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 10:54 AM (NWiLs)

348 Thank you.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:54 AM (XxJt1)

349 I didn't like the Seinfeld finale. Finales usually suck really. The MASH finale was at least a huge ratings success.

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

MASH finale was quite pleasing - douche Hawkeye made a lady strangle her baby because because he was afraid.

AfterMASH should have followed that up with Hawkeye in the booby hatch because he keeps killing the neighbors chickens and dancing about while shouting, "See! It was a chicken!"
Then they force him to remember he is war criminal. Then back to killing chickens again... rinse, repeat.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 08, 2020 10:54 AM (1g7ch)

350 Time for some Honey Flash!

https://youtu.be/Ye7bzZGLqkM

Nyah. Time to do stuff. Jya ne minna.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 10:54 AM (ZZUgP)

351 It was a nasty whack at MisHum when I saw it. Gone now.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:55 AM (XxJt1)

352 351 It was a nasty whack at MisHum when I saw it. Gone now.
Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:55 AM (XxJt1)

So he took the whack off.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 10:56 AM (NWiLs)

353 Gretchen Whitmer is the epitomy of a Karen. She has no charisma at all. It would be worse than running Hillary. She has been punishing her state for no apparent reason.
If you don;t believe me, just try looking at a video of her and then one of Kristi Noem.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 10:56 AM (sd8p8)

354 Joe and Barry could never do this!

The gap in unemployment between black and white Americans is now at its narrowest point in historical records going back to the 1970s. Typically, black unemployment rarely falls below 200 percent of the white unemployment rate. Even in recessions, when unemployment is generally rising, the racial gap remains close to 200 percent. Last year, as unemployment rates hit historic lows, the gap narrowed to 1.6 to 1, the lowest on record since 1972.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 08, 2020 10:56 AM (JFO2v)

355 G' morning, Insom.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:56 AM (XxJt1)

356 302 -- Tonypete -- Are you sure you can put up with the heavy signs of disappointment that her retrograde parents actually believe conservative conspiracies? And let's not forget her pride at voting for Obama not twice, but *three* times. (She was in Chicago for a semester and voted for him for the Senate. I take that as an example of Chicago corrupt voting practices. At the time, she was attending an Iowa college and her legal residence was Nebraska. How the hell was she permitted to vote in an Illinois election and how the hell does she think it was perfectly acceptable.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 10:57 AM (TaS51)

357 355 G' morning, Insom.
Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 10:56 AM (XxJt1)

And a good morning to you too!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 10:58 AM (NWiLs)

358 The finale was hugely panned for a reason. It is not like the audience didn't know the characters and they need to have it explained to them. The creators know it went poorly, that is why there were rumors of a reunion show for years and years. Yes, it was a show about nothing. But a bunch of narcissists that are funny end up in prison?

As Biden would say, C'mon man!
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:50 AM (o1Bgo)


I had some smarty pants eggheads try to convince me that the finale was the perfect ending for the show. What they didn't address was why it was such a distillation of every fucking annoying aspect of the show, like Kramer hopping on one leg like a retard in a small plane. Dying in a fiery crash would've been a great finale.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 08, 2020 10:58 AM (y7DUB)

359
Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2K0j)

Just be relieved that the Wharves down at Newark haven't exploded, I suppose.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 08, 2020 10:51 AM (WyVLE)

From what I've noticed the part of the Princeton area still without power are those with overhead wiring. A fair number of people resisted underground wiring, just as the resisted sewers instead of septic tanks. I don't understand the logic.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 10:59 AM (ONvIw)

360 Don't forget the Trump 2020 Boat Parade in the Delaware River between Penn's Landing and Camden at 2:00 p.m. today. I'm sure it will be epic.

Posted by: Neil Bush at August 08, 2020 11:01 AM (oi+1u)

361 Looks like our Federal Betters are going to take a pass on prosecuting Ilhan Omar. What a shock.
"Federal investigators have decided not to prosecute Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for immigration fraud despite the publicly available evidence that she married her brother to gain him lawful status to remain in the United States."

Posted by: PacosMojo at August 08, 2020 11:02 AM (ivZ+f)

362 Ok so I watched the video of Mooch on Ellen dancing. I had not seen it before. Hmmmmmmmm

What the fuck is going on down there? Lol.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:03 AM (wkJ52)

363 "MASH finale was quite pleasing - douche Hawkeye made a lady strangle her baby because because he was afraid."

Walker Percy once called Hawkeye the biggest asshole in the history of TV.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2020 11:04 AM (H8QX8)

364
Gretchen Whitmer is the epitomy of a Karen. She has no charisma at all. It would be worse than running Hillary. She has been punishing her state for no apparent reason.
If you don;t believe me, just try looking at a video of her and then one of Kristi Noem.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 10:56 AM


yeah, just wait until she's out of the running for biden's VP (her being a person of pallor, and all)

Obergruppenfurhrer Whitmer's gonna double down

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 08, 2020 11:04 AM (WVnBp)

365 The Star Tribune endorsed Omar's challenger. The worse thing that could happen to her is losing her sinecure. Of course she has funneled so much money to her husband's firm, they can probably live a long time off of that.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 08, 2020 11:04 AM (sd8p8)

366 358

Even more perfect...they all die in a plane crash. Then Newman is told and does the Jerry trademark....thats a shame. Fade to black.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:05 AM (wkJ52)

367 Anything death the most tenuous connection to Covid is counted as a Covid death.
I guess that if a health care worker died from overwork, they would say it was Covid.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 10:33 AM (7ixfo)


This is why they are listed as Covid RELATED, not CAUSED BY Covid.

It is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. But everyone draws the conclusion that it is CAUSED BY Covid and are now upset that the numbers are not they thought they were.

The motorcycle fatality that was Covid RELATED? Maybe the relation was delayed treatment due to kung flu freakout.
Suicides RELATED? It is not hard to draw a connection between increased rates of depression and the kung flu freakout.
etc.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 08, 2020 11:05 AM (1g7ch)

368 only read it because we lost power for two days.
When it came back the teevee said parts of New Jersey won't get power
until Tuesday. How hard is electricity?



That's a semi-serious question. I figured I was out of electricity
because I live in an obscure part of the state that no one cares about,
but NJ in general is a rich state, how can they not fix electricity?


Does it have something to do with monopolies and corruption?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM (q2

I'll defend my state--this one time. The storm the other day came up relatively quick. Yes, there were warnings, but it still caught most off guard.
To put it in perspective--1.7 million lost power during Hurricane Sandy--for which there were days of warnings and preparation. 1.4 lost power the other day.
That's A LOT of people.

Also, most think of NJ as pure asphalt and oil refineries, an urban wasteland. But there are LOTS of green leafy suburbs--plenty of trees lining long , winding roads that are lined with utility poles, the wires of which are torn down when trees fall --or are UP ROOTED WHOLE--which I witnessed myself the other day. Where does thing tangle of wires and tree limbs fall? ACROSS THE ROAD--making them impassable. So you have to untangle the wires and trees--and then clear the roads before the the power companies can have access.
It takes time, and frankly I'm surprised power is coming back as fast as it is.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 11:05 AM (7ixfo)

369 Saw a click bait this morning showing one of the Obama kids and if she isn't from Mooch no one is.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 11:06 AM (OjZpE)

370 337 Why do women attempt to speak while vacuuming?
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 08, 2020 10:49 AM (0l/QX)


How is that different than their attempts to speak under any and all other conditions.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2020 11:06 AM (H8QX8)

371 361 -- I'm too old for this crap. I remember when being caught red handed actually led to a trial and probably a conviction. Bleh.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at August 08, 2020 11:06 AM (TaS51)

372 362 Ok so I watched the video of Mooch on Ellen dancing. I had not seen it before. Hmmmmmmmm

What the fuck is going on down there? Lol.
Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:03 AM (wkJ52)

There are other videos and pictures that at least give the appearance that Mooch has a little something extra there...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

373 362 Ok so I watched the video of Mooch on Ellen dancing. I had not seen it before. Hmmmmmmmm

What the fuck is going on down there? Lol.
Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:03 AM (wkJ52)

You can't unsee that package he tucks away. There are more videos and pictures out there.
Joan Rivers said it was widely known that he was a tranny and there was tranny and nothing wrong with it. Look into the details of Joan Rivers death a few weeks later.

Posted by: Maskhole at August 08, 2020 11:07 AM (HJY+O)

374 We temporarily lost another kid on the hill yesterday. The trouble with raising free-range kids (which is what we do around here) is that they can disappear in the blink of an eye.
Turned out Mom had come and collected him from Grandpa but Grampa hadn't heard her say she was taking the four-year-old. It took a while to reach Mom so the search was well under way.


Still recovering from a mad dash up the hill to check my hot tub.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 11:07 AM (XxJt1)

375 Nah bruh. NJ is nothing but mafia dudes in big cities just like Texas is nothing but cowboys. Let me live in my stereotype world please.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:08 AM (wkJ52)

376 375 Nah bruh. NJ is nothing but mafia dudes in big cities just like Texas is nothing but cowboys. Let me live in my stereotype world please.
Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:08 AM (wkJ52)

It's all face-chomping bath-salts addicts here.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

377 372 362 Ok so I watched the video of Mooch on Ellen dancing. I had not seen it before. Hmmmmmmmm

What the fuck is going on down there? Lol.
Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:03 AM (wkJ52)

There are other videos and pictures that at least give the appearance that Mooch has a little something extra there...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

That video of him in sweat pants coming out of the gym was far from a little something. It looked like a panicked adolescent rat snake.

Posted by: Maskhole at August 08, 2020 11:09 AM (HJY+O)

378 MASH was part of a lot of our childhoods as it was on of the first syndicated shows that was on all the time. Yeah, it was hugely anti-American. Everyone knows it was supposedly a critique of Vietnam, but even in that it was a joke. And those that served in Korea say that if officers of any kind, acted that way to superiors, they would have been in a world of hurt.

The show was a bunch of lefty Hollyweird types doing their pretend thing in the Southern California hills.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:09 AM (o1Bgo)

379 Michell Obamma's such a mighty wooman her vajayjay is muskular and her periods so intense her samitary napkens must be of adequiet size.

Posted by: Raimundo Cloggenstein at August 08, 2020 11:10 AM (MqA1l)

380 Just because you "know" something happened doesn't mean you can prove it
in court. Do you know why it took so long to uncover the exculpatory
documents on Flynn? 3 years. Because Mueller's corrupt team hid them. I
doubt the coup plotters left behind playbooks of every corrupt action
they took. It has to be found and they have powerful people playing
defense.


Jack, I applaud your stalwart support of the Washington Generals, I'm sure they're going to beat the Globetroters next time they play. But to believe that the DOJ intends to do anything to major swamp rats there are a few unfortunate facts you have to ignore.


There are only two laws protecting our Constitutional rights 18 USC 241 and 242. Those laws are necessary because nobody can be charged in court with violating the Constitution. Those laws have been on the books for 150 years. In that time neither has ever been used to protect any of the Bill of Rights. Read 18 USC 241, and tell me that a first year law student couldn't convict Michael Bloomberg and his "Mom's Demand Action" gun control groups of violating it - even if Bloomberg had OJ's dream team and Perry Mason defending him.

The DOJ had both Lois Lerner, and the FBI lawyer who altered the Carter Page email from the CIA Dead to rights - no possible defense, and declined to prosecute either.

There are many more things I could point out - but just answer those, and I'll buy what you are selling.

Posted by: An Observation at August 08, 2020 11:11 AM (eUpha)

381 The show was a bunch of lefty Hollyweird types doing their pretend thing in the Southern California hills.
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:09 AM (o1Bgo)

A complete liberal conceit, but one before the days of ugly Leftism.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2020 11:11 AM (H8QX8)

382 Walker Percy once called Hawkeye the biggest asshole in the history of TV.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 08, 2020 11:04 AM (H8QX


Damn, I'm gonna have to reread his books after reading that; I'm sure I was too young and stupid to understand what everyone saw in them previously.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 08, 2020 11:11 AM (y7DUB)

383 Sorry, been hitting the Irish Coffees hard this morning since the kids are down the road for the weekend with their grandparents. Waiting for a cardiologists to have an opening so I can have a stress test.

Posted by: Maskhole at August 08, 2020 11:11 AM (HJY+O)

384 The Hamburglar's birthday is coming up this week and next week.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 08, 2020 11:12 AM (vuisn)

385 384 The Hamburglar's birthday is coming up this week and next week.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 08, 2020 11:12 AM (vuisn)


Robble robble.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 11:13 AM (NWiLs)

386 Mooch could be Malika's father, didn't define what parent she came from.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 11:13 AM (OjZpE)

387 Politics aside MASH was not funny. At least not to me. Maybe for its time it was but when I tried watching it in syndication in the 90s I just didnt get it. Same with All in The Family.

People will probably say that about Seinfeld in 30 years too.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:13 AM (wkJ52)

388 Okay quick post...

From our Canadian brethren - Donald Trump as Naruto
https://youtu.be/5jItEnE8VFA

Now I am really gonna go do stuff

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 08, 2020 11:14 AM (ZZUgP)

389 The show was a bunch of lefty Hollyweird types doing their pretend thing in the Southern California hills.

Indian Dunes, baby!!

and off dirty cloggensock.

Posted by: getting the banned back together, on maicos and DKWs at August 08, 2020 11:15 AM (MqA1l)

390 Gotta go do stuff too. See ya later.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 11:15 AM (NWiLs)

391 >>The DOJ had both Lois Lerner, and the FBI lawyer who altered the Carter Page email from the CIA Dead to rights - no possible defense, and declined to prosecute either.


Are you really shocked that Eric Holder didn't prosecute Lois Lerner? The prosecution was declined under Obama.

Clinesmith is likely going to be indicted for exactly what you noted. Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't happen.

Be better.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 11:16 AM (ZLI7S)

392 Politics aside MASH was not funny. At least not to me. Maybe for its time it was but when I tried watching it in syndication in the 90s I just didnt get it. Same with All in The Family.

People will probably say that about Seinfeld in 30 years too.
Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:13 AM


I liked MASH, but it was never really funny. Actually, I can't think of a sitcom that I actually found funny. At best they rose to "mildly amusing." I think they're "comedies" as in opposition to "tragedies." I don't know where "histories" fits into this.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 08, 2020 11:16 AM (edlKR)

393 People will probably say that about Seinfeld in 30 years too.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:13 AM (wkJ52)

Millennials are shocked and triggered by Seinfeld.....Frasier, Cheers, Wings, NewsRadio, and even The Office.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:16 AM (o1Bgo)

394 >>387 Politics aside MASH was not funny. At least not to me. Maybe for its time it was but when I tried watching it in syndication in the 90s I just didnt get it.

I always thought Hawkeye's sarcasm was cool. Then I turned 15.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 08, 2020 11:16 AM (vuisn)

395 Posted by: JoeF. at August 08, 2020 10:33 AM (7ixfo)


This is why they are listed as Covid RELATED, not CAUSED BY Covid.

It is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. But everyone draws the conclusion that it is CAUSED BY Covid and are now upset that the numbers are not they thought they were.

The motorcycle fatality that was Covid RELATED? Maybe the relation was delayed treatment due to kung flu freakout.
Suicides RELATED? It is not hard to draw a connection between increased rates of depression and the kung flu freakout.
etc.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 08, 2020 11:05 AM (1g7ch)


Ultimately, dead is dead. In any given year, in any given city, state, and nation, people die.

How many are dead now, this year? How many were dead last year? Is there a difference?

Turns out, if you ask the "average" American how many people have died from the China wuww, they will give numbers in the millions. They think there are tens of millions of people dead from this thing.

The problem with arguing about whether the government is fudging numbers or not is that it doesn't matter! We're dealing with a moronic populace, who are brainwashed by the media to believe something that you can't argue away, with quibbling over "died from" or "died with."

Posted by: BurtTC at August 08, 2020 11:17 AM (hku12)

396 In case you mistakenly thought something was happening:

BREAKING NEWS this evening (nearly slipped under the radar on a Friday evening): NPR source says former CIA Director John Brennan has been told he is not a target of prosecutors as he prepares for an interview with John Durham's team



So much for the "oh they often don't interview subjects" chorus.

Posted by: blaster at August 08, 2020 11:17 AM (ZfRYq)

397 Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 08, 2020 11:16 AM (edlKR)

that is why they have laugh tracks. They tell us when to laugh and pretty much we do.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:18 AM (o1Bgo)

398 259 My neighbor put up one of those rainbow US flags and in the stripes it has every leftward slogan...love trumps hate, no human is an illegal, etc. Thinking of putting up a yuuuge MAGA banner on my house as a counter measure lol.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 10:12 AM (wkJ52)


If you're going to do that, set up some security cameras first. Seriously.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: we can haz purge now? at August 08, 2020 11:18 AM (DTX3h)

399 Mash was childish for me. All those stupid pranks theyd do to each other, come on. How the fuck was that comedic genius?

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:19 AM (wkJ52)

400 I've been binge-watching YT videos of Robert Ballard's Nautilus submersible. They're wonderful. The world may be going to hell on land but down there it's still the same.

Posted by: creeper at August 08, 2020 11:19 AM (XxJt1)

401 If Clinesmith isnt indicted Ill eat my hat And possibly leave the US

Posted by: LASue at August 08, 2020 11:19 AM (Fmmcs)

402 So a child gets shot by a drug pushing gang banger and from the Dems: crickets.
Cops shoot a drug pushing gang banger and the Dems go apeshit.
Gawd I hate those people.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2020 11:19 AM (usgok)

403 MASH would've been cooler if they had Dutch Angles like Batman. Plus the visual sound effects.

OOF

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 08, 2020 11:20 AM (vuisn)

404 Today, I'm replacing the fence post that the air conditioning guys broke off when the installed my new compressor. I tried for a couple of weeks to get them to fix it, but they don't return my calls and it needs to get fixed, so I'm caring less about who should fix it and more and more about who is going to get it done.

I think the original installers used maybe 8 cubic inches of concrete to set the post in.

Anyway, that's what I'm getting done today

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 08, 2020 11:20 AM (edlKR)

405 >> Saw a click bait this morning showing one of the Obama kids and if she isn't from Mooch no one is.


The Fat one?

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2020 11:20 AM (pA+g7)

406 Clinesmith is likely going to be indicted for exactly what you noted. Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't happen.

Be better.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 11:16 AM (ZLI7S)


Well, the Clinesmith stuff wasn't hidden, or at least it was exposed, and its been, how long now? A year?

At this point, our best hope on movement is that sundance's powerpoint slides become self-aware and start indicting.

Posted by: blaster at August 08, 2020 11:21 AM (ZfRYq)

407 Federal Appeals Court in Atlanta has overturned the Epstein ruling in Miami and will hear the appeal of one of Epstein's victims.

https://tinyurl.com/y295hq9c

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 11:21 AM (ZLI7S)

408 American shows are interesting really. They tend to use up their good ideas in the second and third season and then they just keep going as long as it pays off.
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:23 AM (o1Bgo)


After a point the shows become more about the personalities of the characters than whatever the original point of the show was. Even Person of Interest wasn't immune to that and it was my favorite show ever.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 08, 2020 11:21 AM (y7DUB)

409 >>Politics aside MASH was not funny.


I don't know...

a Black guy playing a character called Spearchucker Jones is pretty damned funny. Funnier still, in hindsight.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2020 11:22 AM (1zdNW)

410 Mooch probably has all the correct lady parts, and is mother of the spawn, but I would venture a guess it was accomplished through modern medical science and a turkey baster.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at August 08, 2020 11:23 AM (C1Lsn)

411 I found some cheese in a bag in my freezer just now. Looked like it might have been Gorgonzola. No idea how long it's been there or why there would be cheese in the freezer.

If anybody was keeping a slice of wedding cheese in my freezer, you've got about ten minutes to come get it or I'm throwing it out.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 11:24 AM (t+qrx)

412 Nah bruh. NJ is nothing but mafia dudes in big cities just like Texas is nothing but cowboys. Let me live in my stereotype world please.
Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:08 AM (wkJ52)

It's all face-chomping bath-salts addicts here.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 08, 2020 11:09 AM (NWiLs)


Where, Florida?

Come on, man. Everybody knows Florida Man is a diverse and whimsical F-up, with all sorts of magical ways to demonstrate to the rest of the world how we're better than he.

Out here in Coluraydo, we're all granola munching hippies.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 08, 2020 11:24 AM (hku12)

413 401 If Clinesmith isnt indicted Ill eat my hat And possibly leave the US
Posted by: LASue at August 08, 2020 11:19 AM (Fmmcs)

The best they can do is Clinesmith? of course the whole IC, the FISA courts and the DOJ was duped by one guy from MSU? Spartans wil...

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 11:24 AM (ONvIw)

414 408 American shows are interesting really. They tend to use up their good ideas in the second and third season and then they just keep going as long as it pays off.
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:23 AM (o1Bgo)

I've noticed a lot of decent Netflix series tend to peter out after two or three seasons. Some recent article somewhere said this is intentional, but I can't remember why.
Any ideas?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 08, 2020 11:24 AM (vuisn)

415 >>I would venture a guess it was accomplished through modern medical science and a turkey baster.


The fat one has to be Baby Shaq's kid. He played for Mooch's Brother.

That Kid, Sushi I think, looks exactly like him.

Posted by: garrett at August 08, 2020 11:24 AM (1zdNW)

416 http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=389456


Nood, yo.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 11:25 AM (VcFUs)

417 After a point the shows become more about the
personalities of the characters than whatever the original point of the
show was. Even Person of Interest wasn't immune to that and it was my
favorite show ever.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 08, 2020 11:21 AM (y7DUB)

I haven't seen the show. Might have to check it out.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:25 AM (o1Bgo)

418 227 Well, she WAS known at Princeton in the 80s and penned that now-famous thesis which Christopher Hitchens described as being "written in no known language."

Heh. Hitch was the best. I don't know if her thesis is still online but I looked at it. I say looked at because it literally could not be read.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 10:06 AM (q2K0j)


At least she wrote something in school, that is available to the public. Did her husband write anything for passing a class or graduation purposes, and available to the public, at Columbia or Harvard Law?

Posted by: Gref at August 08, 2020 11:25 AM (AMIL/)

419 Federal Appeals Court in Atlanta has overturned the Epstein ruling in Miami and will hear the appeal of one of Epstein's victims.
https://tinyurl.com/y295hq9c
Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 11:21 AM (ZLI7S)
~~~~~

That's good news. His victims deserve to be heard and maybe get a cut of his ill-gotten fortune.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 08, 2020 11:25 AM (sGotD)

420 If you're going to do that, set up some security cameras first. Seriously.

I would add also a mine field around it, Bouncing Bettys I think we're made of wood I suggest.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2020 11:26 AM (OjZpE)

421 Only so many stories can be written about a group people before it starts getting repetitive. 2 or 3 seasons for a show is when that happens.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 08, 2020 11:26 AM (wkJ52)

422 I found some cheese in a bag in my freezer just now. Looked like it might have been Gorgonzola. No idea how long it's been there or why there would be cheese in the freezer.

If anybody was keeping a slice of wedding cheese in my freezer, you've got about ten minutes to come get it or I'm throwing it out.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 08, 2020 11:24 AM (t+qrx)


We had a power outage, some years after my wife had died. Freezer was full of stuff that wasn't salvageable. I came upon the wedding cake top.

I'm not a sentimental guy to begin with, but good lord, why do people keep that crap. What the hell is the point.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 08, 2020 11:26 AM (hku12)

423 Nood

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=389456

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 11:27 AM (VcFUs)

424 Well, the Clinesmith stuff wasn't hidden, or at least it was exposed, and its been, how long now? A year?

At this point, our best hope on movement is that sundance's powerpoint slides become self-aware and start indicting.
Posted by: blaster at August 08, 2020 11:21 AM (ZfRYq)

I assume it was known to Horowitz (Steiner) and his gang long before it was "exposed". The FBI is, indeed, that corrupt.

Posted by: CN at August 08, 2020 11:27 AM (ONvIw)

425 Noo-diddly-ood.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=389456

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 08, 2020 11:27 AM (VcFUs)

426 >>That's good news. His victims deserve to be heard and maybe get a cut of his ill-gotten fortune.

Absolutely. But it goes beyond Epstein.

He somehow was able to get immunity not just for himself but for a host of co-conspirators including Maxwell.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 11:28 AM (ZLI7S)

427 Mooch probably has all the correct lady parts, and is mother of the spawn, but I would venture a guess it was accomplished through modern medical science and a turkey baster.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at August 08, 2020 11:23 AM (C1Lsn)
~~~~~

She wrote in her book that the kids were conceived in vitro.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 08, 2020 11:28 AM (sGotD)

428 Clinesmith is likely going to be indicted for exactly what you noted.
Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't happen.


No, the DOJ has already announced that they are NOT going to prosecute him, I guess you missed that announcement.

Posted by: An Observation at August 08, 2020 11:29 AM (eUpha)

429 Of course there's a new post. I was just getting into this one.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 08, 2020 11:29 AM (hku12)

430 408 American shows are interesting really. They tend
to use up their good ideas in the second and third season and then they
just keep going as long as it pays off.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 10:23 AM (o1Bgo)



I've noticed a lot of decent Netflix series tend to peter out after
two or three seasons. Some recent article somewhere said this is
intentional, but I can't remember why.

Any ideas?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 08, 2020 11:24 AM (vuisn)

I am no more an expert than anyone else here. I watch what a like and mostly that consists of older sitcoms. I have heard many writers say they use the first season to develop the characters and they put all their good ideas into the second and third season because they want to get them in before a possible cancellation.

People often refer to British shows that only last a few seasons and say that is why. But there are exceptions of course, there are British shows that go on and on.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:29 AM (o1Bgo)

431 BREAKING NEWS this evening (nearly slipped under the radar on a Friday evening): NPR source says former CIA Director John Brennan has been told he is not a target of prosecutors as he prepares for an interview with John Durham's team



So was Trump. Must give Brennan much comfort.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 08, 2020 11:30 AM (1g7ch)

432 Of course there are shows that last a long time and still hold up. Frasier and Cheers held up a long time but even they really petered out long before they ended imo.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:30 AM (o1Bgo)

433 I notice you haven't said anything about 18 USC 241.

Posted by: An Observation at August 08, 2020 11:32 AM (eUpha)

434 I haven't seen the show. Might have to check it out.
Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:25 AM (o1Bgo)


It was an excellent show about using AIs for security post 9/11 and the ethical quandaries that exist. Because it made people think it never had really high ratings, although people who liked it *really* liked it with Facebook groups discussing it, and CBS pulled the plug on it too early for a really good resolution. I was hooked from the first episode.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 08, 2020 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

435 I can't speak about Netflix as I don't use that site. And there is a good reason for that. The last show I watched on Netflix was the one with the guy from the Sopranos who was a mobster in Norway. That one ended abruptly too.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2020 11:33 AM (o1Bgo)

436 >>No, the DOJ has already announced that they are NOT going to prosecute him, I guess you missed that announcement.


Really? Then surely you have a link.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 11:36 AM (ZLI7S)

437 You can stop looking now. The DOJ has not declined prosecution on Clinesmith.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 08, 2020 11:41 AM (ZLI7S)

438 I only read it because we lost power for two days. When it came back the teevee said parts of New Jersey won't get power until Tuesday. How hard is electricity?

That's a semi-serious question. I figured I was out of electricity because I live in an obscure part of the state that no one cares about, but NJ in general is a rich state, how can they not fix electricity?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 08, 2020 09:12 AM


Electricity is pretty hard, actually, but they're pretty good at fixing it.

Look, when they say that "power may not be fully restored for months" (like they always say about a major hurricane) they're saying something true, but that's not how you judge progress in such things.

The first thing they do is fix all the major power lines to all their substations. That generally doesn't take very long. Then, they fix the supplies to places like hospitals and such so that people who need care can get it. Then, they fix the power everywhere else starting at the largest group of people without power to the smallest.

Now, usually, power's out because a fuse has blown. Sometimes that's because there's something like a branch on the wire, and that blew the fuse, so basically you have to check the entire wire for shorts and replace the fuse. Sometimes, the fuse will be open, but the line will be energized because some knucklehead has connected his generator to the power grid. The first time around, they just skip over that and go to some place that doesn't have that kind of knucklehead.

Eventually, you run out of easy fixes for power going to thousands of homes and start doing harder fixes and smaller outages. Eventually, you'll wind up doing places where all the poles and transformers providing power to a couple or three houses were wiped out because of the storm and you'll have to do major construction work to get power back on. Places like those two or three houses will take months to get their power back, but most everybody else will have it back in a day or two. A week on the outside.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 08, 2020 11:43 AM (edlKR)

439 Do you have a link to when the DOJ announced they weren't going to prosecute Comey for leaks? I suppose that didn't happen either.

The announcement came during the first lockdown when Corona was al the news, all the time, and if I remember correctly it was on a Friday afternoon. I read it on either a legal blog or in a Breitbart story, I'll try to find it.

Posted by: An Observation at August 08, 2020 11:44 AM (eUpha)

440 Anyone remember that show in the 60's, I think, about a guy, Micheal Parks, riding around the country on a motorcycle and solving everyone's problems?

Bronson, I think it was.
Posted by: xa4 nasal radiator at August 08, 2020 09:13 AM (xkudx)
==================

IIRC: An opening episode showed a driver going to work, wistfully looking at Bronson on his motorcycle, and saying "Man, I wish I was you."

Posted by: FloridaMan at August 08, 2020 12:44 PM (uG03k)

441 120
Andrew McCarthy is, at best, a day late and a dollar short.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2020 09:32 AM (mht8P)

He admitted that his long-time defense of Comey was mistaken. But Comey was a bully and a liar even before he went after Trump.

Posted by: FloridaMan at August 08, 2020 12:54 PM (uG03k)

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