The Morning Rant

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I would like to build on what CBD wrote yesterday and what I touched on a bit in Wednesday's rant. To do that, I'm going to have someone else do the heavy lifting, as I discovered a thread on Twitter that provided some anecdotal evidence of what's happening in our cities that the media is not really reporting. Spoiler: it's a lot worse than you think.

Here is a link to the original thread, which content I extracted and reformatted:

Break: Whoops, it looks like ace pretty much covered this tweet thread yesterday, always a risk I take when I write my rants too far in advance. So you can read the whole thing there, if you haven't already. It's pretty grim.

I'm old enough to remember the 1970s. Do you remember the 1970s? Do you remember the phrase "urban decay"? I do. I remember it being talked about as if it were an inevitable consequence of cities, like a tornado or earthquake or some other natural catastrophe that you really couldn't predict. You could only avoid the bad parts of town and hope for the best. Remember movies like Death Wish? The Warriors? The Panic in Needle Park? Or TV shows like Hill Street Blues? All of these show you what New York City was like 30-40 years ago, i.e. corrupt, dangerous, and decaying.

And then Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor. And he proved that no, urban decay is *not* inevitable, and better than that, it can be reversed. And during his administration, he made New York city livable again.

And to this day, there are progressives who call Giuliani (a moderate Republican and by no means any sort of a conservative ideologue) a racist and a fascist and dismiss his restoration of the city he governed as if it would have happened in any event.

And after Bloomberg, they elected a rat bastard commie as mayor, and now look at what happened.

All of that progress has been wiped out in less than 3 months. Hello, urban decay. Only it's not urban decay so much as it's urban destruction. 'Decay' implies a slow process, but there's nothing slow about what happened to Minneapolis. It happened in about a week.

I will be honest with you all, I am feeling that there's something supernatural going on here.

Those of you who aren't believers can ignore this, but as I remember the 1970s, I also remember 1989. That was when the whole Soviet Union/Iron Curtain/Evil Empire cargo cult/protection racket just kind of collapsed. And it was almost bloodless. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that the USSR would be forced off of the world stage by anything less than a nuclear war. And even though there were those who argued that the Soviet Empire was a hollow shell and its long term prospects were dim, nevertheless it fell apart awfully fast. Watching it happen in real time, as one Eastern bloc country after another declared its independence from the USSR, I just got a weird feeling that I was watching something supernatural happening right before my eyes. As if God had decided that he needed the USSR gone *right then* and He knew exactly what button(s) to push to accomplish this without it erupting into a major conflagration.

And now I've got that feeling once again.

The covid pandemic combined with the urban violence is producing a failure cascade that is still playing out. I'm no prophet in any sense of the word, so I don't know how it will eventually get sorted out. I'm hoping and praying that the Democrats are being teed up to get swatted with an extinction-level wipeout in November, but I don't know if that will happen. I do know that God is behind all of history, but sometimes it is more obvious than others. And to me, this just feels like one of those times.

If 2020 was a movie, I think it's tagline would be this: "The 1970s are back, and this time, they're pissed."



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Listen, Fat:

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Compare & Contrast:

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Jamie Lee Curtis Is A Very Silly Person:

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John & Yoko's Kid, On the Other Hand...

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Who Dis:

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For the 'Ettes:

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Wednesday's Who Dis: Former MMA star turned actress Gina Joy Carano teamed up with Channing Tatum, who, incidentally, has belts in Kung Fu and Gor-Chor Kung Fu, for the 2011 action film Haywire.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By: Blackened Chicken Sandwich With Bacon

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...also lettuce, sautéed onions and peppers and a roasted garlic jalapeño mayo.

No actual sandwich recipe unfortunately. But there's some discussion about how it was made in the reddit thread I pulled the photo from here.

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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM (UWqZJ)

2 Hello monkey thread!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM (7coXl)

3 Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon -- married once, or still?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM (rpbg1)

4 Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

The Woodsman

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM (UWqZJ)

5 OT: Razorfist has thoughts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pLq4cKmbP8

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 14, 2020 11:14 AM (7coXl)

6 Ac felly mae'n dechrau.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at August 14, 2020 11:14 AM (UAMe5)

7 Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

They are married FTW


Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 14, 2020 11:15 AM (k/TB6)

8 Jaysus...

I thought that was a screen shot of the scene in Man on Fire, where Creasey blew up the disco.

Posted by: browndog at August 14, 2020 11:15 AM (BgMrQ)

9 3 Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon -- married once, or still?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM (rpbg1)


Still married. 33 years and counting.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 11:15 AM (zfI7P)

10 Kevin Ham.

Posted by: BignJames at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (X/Pw5)

11 the Woodsman is a great, painful film

and I think that is all correct good job TJM

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (j9HX3)

12 467 Holy shit


Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.
Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:11 AM (Q3ZwH)


We should replace trump on the ticket now! He is doomed!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (dNzKv)

13 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.



Not a typo.

Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)

14 Top dozen?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (axyOa)

15 The later in the day this supposed Durham announcement comes the more it looks like a meaningless Friday news dump.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (xPl2J)

16 Jamie Lee Curtis tweet -- wow. Just wow. And there are still people out there who will worship the grown these whoreywood types walk on. SMFH.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (N39Ws)

17 Leave the Bronx. You are ordered to leave the Bronx.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (ch6++)

18 It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

https://tinyurl.com/yy5w39r3

Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (bDqIh)

19 At least they didn't use their SnapOn screwdrivers.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (4thlk)

20 But Kevin Bacon is connected to everyone!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (E+OcO)

21 Who dat?

1 degree of Kevin Bacon

Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (bDqIh)

22 I had to put the screw drivers in the fuse box. The fuses kept blowing. I got shit to do, man.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (kxZZD)

23 mr and mrs bacon

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (x1esJ)

24 I have to think JL Curtis was being a bit mirthful with that tweet. She isn't that stupid.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (axyOa)

25 The balls on Jamie Lee Curtis!

Posted by: Know Your Sheriff at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (99F6d)

26 Clicked for a bigger sammich...not here, yet.

Posted by: BignJames at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (X/Pw5)

27
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon -- married once, or still?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM (rpbg1)


Scammed by Bernie Madoff.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (pNxlR)

28 In before Teefa.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (88+cf)

29 Kyra Sedgwick is an asshole BTW.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (XTyi0)

30 just got a weird feeling that I was watching something supernatural happening right before my eyes. As if God had decided that he needed the USSR gone *right then* and He knew exactly what button(s) to push to accomplish this without it erupting into a major conflagration.


Another retired pastor friend of mine-who entered seminary in his 40's after doing something else-had to write for his ordination papers something on how he saw God working in the world. He wrote the fall of the USSR was one of those ways.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (WkPC9)

31 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.

Not a typo.

Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)

What for? - your guy isn't even campaigning.

Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (w2LAm)

32
*Gorilla*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (EGyGV)

33 Do we know anything about that mail truck? I mean, if I saw a mail truck being towed, I would assume it had broken down, not that it was being stolen.

Posted by: Emmie at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (4JM5Y)

34 Kira and hubster Kevin, whom the whole world is barely separated from.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (HaL55)

35 Six degrees of separation!

Posted by: Asshoes at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (t55/8)

36 Monkey!

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (ZI4/t)

37 31 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.

Not a typo.

Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)

What for? - your guy isn't even campaigning.
Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (w2LAm)

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VP announcement is one of the only major pieces of real news in an election year. Almost everything else is noise.

So, yeah, they raised a lot. Probably a lot from the tech giants in California who love Kamala and propelled her to power.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (UWqZJ)

38 It took me a bit to realize those were screwdrivers. It's kind of clever in a way.

Posted by: Someguy at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (zNlHv)

39 Early OT: Woot! I get my 686 back next Tuesday!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (WEBkv)

40 Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon -- married once, or still?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM (rpbg1)

Still married. 33 years and counting.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020


*
*

In H'wood World, that's like 99 years. Amazing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (rpbg1)

41 If you're insane, we're sharing the same padded cell.
I also feel there's something supernatural. I'm not sure it's from the right side, though.
I'm just hoping good is awake enough to fight back.

Posted by: Sarah Hoyt at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (gHpSW)

42 20 But Kevin Bacon is connected to everyone!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 14, 2020 11:17 AM (E+OcO)


The problem is, Kevin Bacon has been in so many movies, pretty much every other actor's bacon number is 1 or 2.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (zfI7P)

43 do they have a kid?
is he known as the son of baconator?

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (x1esJ)

44 22
I had to put the screw drivers in the fuse box. The fuses kept blowing. I got shit to do, man.


Well, at least you used a flathead and a Philips. Otherwise, it would've been really dangerous.

Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (v16oJ)

45 Kevin Bacon - Original Friday the 13th movie.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (k/TB6)

46 What for? - your guy isn't even campaigning.

Posted by: Boswell at August 14

Trump is campaigning.

Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (Q3ZwH)

47 Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)

Still has less money than Trump and Trump had a good haul after Biden picked Commie La. LOL.
And don't bother responding. That was your only luck in trolling. You caught me-briefly, but I'm taking to hook out of my mouth now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (WkPC9)

48 Just a quick drive-by to say THANK YOU al for your prayers and kind thoughts.

Still processing.

Posted by: ibguy at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (4fdwv)

49 42 The problem is, Kevin Bacon has been in so many movies, pretty much every other actor's bacon number is 1 or 2.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (zfI7P)

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Gotta use silent movie stars to get to 6 degrees.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (UWqZJ)

50 Trump's younger brother, Robert, hospitalized. "Very ill."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (vg8iE)

51 The Closer!

Posted by: dingbat at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (0KPVR)

52 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.

Not a typo.


Probably sourced by the same people who count COVID cases.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (axyOa)

53 Given that a week ago the Left's standard attack on Trump was that there was an epidemic of USPS vehicles breaking down and catching fire, that Jamie Lee Curtis tweet is a special brand of stupid.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (ZGrMX)

54 I drink out of that, you know.

Posted by: vmom's dog at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (an7Mv)

55 Well, at least you used a flathead and a Philips. Otherwise, it would've been really dangerous.


Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (v16oJ)

Torx and Allen both have too much resistance

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (k/TB6)

56 Gotta luv based SOL.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (HaL55)

57 VP announcement equals a bump in polls and big cash haul. Happens every 4 years. But leftists on twitter think this is breaking news stuff.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (t55/8)

58 33
Do we know anything about that mail truck? I mean, if I saw a mail
truck being towed, I would assume it had broken down, not that it was
being stolen.

Posted by: Emmie


To be fair, you aren't insane.

Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (v16oJ)

59 41 If you're insane, we're sharing the same padded cell.
I also feel there's something supernatural. I'm not sure it's from the right side, though.
I'm just hoping good is awake enough to fight back.
Posted by: Sarah Hoyt at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (gHpSW)

same uneasy feeling

Trump becoming President was miraculous
what's happening now though...

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (x1esJ)

60 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.

Proving once again that the Dems are the party of the rich.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (ZGrMX)

61 But Kevin Bacon is connected to everyone!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 14, 2020


*
*

Strangely, my younger brother looked a lot like him when they both were young. When I first saw Animal House, I wondered if Kevin *was* my brother.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (rpbg1)

62 31
Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.



Not a typo.



Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)



What for? - your guy isn't even campaigning.


broadband. gotta install fiber.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (sGtp+)

63 Good to see those screwdrivers have plastic handles to keep everyone safe!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (Rvt88)

64 >> Do we know anything about that mail truck? I mean, if I saw a mail truck being towed, I would assume it had broken down, not that it was being stolen.


The Left is currently OBSESSED with the Post Office.
They are spinning conspiracy theories that Trump is plotting to steal the election by not properly funding USPS, and with his pick* of the new director or. . something like that. Jamie Lee Curtis is obviously in that particular twitter bubble/loop where all she's reading is stiff about ot.

This is mass hysteria. Social media creates mass hysteria.

*Trump, or any POTUS, does not pick who leads the USPS

Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

65
They have at least one daughter.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (pNxlR)

66 I bet that the RED truck that the driver with the red hat with white letters also has white letters on it. And in the exact same font! Conspiracy!

Posted by: Buzzion at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (d0WgS)

67


Jamie Dipshit Curtis: Donald Trump is stealing every mail truck so we can't vote by mail!!!!11!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (f0DDt)

68 I like Sean Lennon. He has wit and doesn't seem to take himself too seriously

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (JKNZq)

69 29 Kyra Sedgwick is an asshole BTW.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (XTyi0)

her and her hubby were some of the peeps that got severely scammed by Madoff

too bad, huh ?

Posted by: REDACTED at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (O+AcM)

70 My Bacon Number is 2.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Iranian Navy test dummy at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (UAMe5)

71 "The fuses keep popping"
"Damn fuses. Hey, look how small the wire in them is. Cheapskates."
"Let's replace it with something stronger. That way we won't be spending all of our time replacing fuses."
"Great idea!"

Posted by: People unclear on the concept at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (d/5jB)

72 Of course there's bacon on the sammich. Morning monkey-fans!

Posted by: Zeera at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (zUdXR)

73 "Watching it happen in real time, as one Eastern bloc country after another declared its independence from the USSR, I just got a weird feeling that I was watching something supernatural happening right before my eyes."

I do not get the feeling that Americans are the same as eastern Europeans, that is, not made of the same stuff, not anymore. We just keep taking it and liking it.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (H8QX8)

74 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.



Not a typo.



Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)



What for? - your guy isn't even campaigning.




Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:18 A

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Now maybe he will come out of his basement and actually take some questions from the press.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (JUOKG)

75 Supernatural? I've been working my way slowly through the Old Testament over the past several years. I'm in the book of Isaiah. The prophet nails it for our times, in my opinion. It sure seems that righteous Judgement is coming to America.

Posted by: GeorgeV at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (U2Tva)

76 I am a lifelong conservative, but trumps latest stumbles, and Bidens triumphant pick for a vp convince me that he has no path to victory in Nov. Biden already has high double digit leads, and it only grows every day as more people realize that we need the steady hand of a seasoned statesman at the helm. It is gonna be such an early night for trump, he might as well concede now and let the office of the president elect get to the business of fixing the country.

Posted by: Concerned conservative who is concerned at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (dNzKv)

77 And my favorite movie is still Tremors.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (JKNZq)

78 Donald Trump is stealing every mail truck so we can't vote by mail!!!!11!!!!


Posted by: TheQuietMan


Nope, it's the Russians. Did you check to see if the lettering is in Cyrillic?

Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (v16oJ)

79 Had a friend who was in the ANG during the Newark riot. His unit was in an APC and took sniper fire from a "Great Society" high rise housing unit. They responded with the M2 .50 cal. Shit got real in Newark. After that one all race riot response was conducted by active duty Army.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (z8TLX)

80
If you're insane, we're sharing the same padded cell.
I also feel there's something supernatural. I'm not sure it's from the right side, though.
I'm just hoping good is awake enough to fight back.


Same here. BTW, good to see you here again, Sarah. I always check your posts over at that other blog thingy where you work. Good stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (HaL55)

81 Jamie Lee Curtis Is A Very Silly Person:

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Dumbness level = 965 millikaines

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (WqPYg)

82 Donald Trump is stealing every mail truck so we can't vote by mail!!!!11!!!!


Posted by: TheQuietMan

Nope, it's the Russians. Did you check to see if the lettering is in Cyrillic?
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What's Cyrillic?

Posted by: Jamie Lee Curtis at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (vg8iE)

83 TV Party Tonight!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (vuisn)

84 "Supernatural" is a good way to put it. I had some very odd occurrences that happened to me last year that convinced me a major life decision (quitting my job and moving elsewhere) was not in my best interests. They happened right in row back-to-back-to-back. Enough to convince me beyond any doubt that there are powers beyond our ken that do watch out for us.
Although many people are in a time of great suffering and turmoil right now, I do think that they have the strength to survive, overcome, and even thrive once they have faced the challenges they are struggling through right now. It does take courage and faith.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (ZIoLS)

85 65 The Left is currently OBSESSED with the Post Office.
They are spinning conspiracy theories that Trump is plotting to steal the election by not properly funding USPS, and with his pick* of the new director or. . something like that. Jamie Lee Curtis is obviously in that particular twitter bubble/loop where all she's reading is stiff about ot.

This is mass hysteria. Social media creates mass hysteria.

*Trump, or any POTUS, does not pick who leads the USPS
Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

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One of their talking points is that the post office doesn't receive federal funding because everything is captured by fees.

Which is weird when they're freaking out that Trump is going to...cut their funding.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (UWqZJ)

86
They are spinning conspiracy theories that Trump is plotting to steal the election by not properly funding USPS, and with his pick* of the new director or. . something like that. Jamie Lee Curtis is obviously in that particular twitter bubble/loop where all she's reading is stiff about ot.

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Gee, if it's that much of a concern maybe we shouldn't have mail-in voting.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (mht8P)

87 OregonMuse, Puddin Head asked me on the Art Thread if I were a Travis McGee fan, and I replied yes. John D. Macdonald's work might well make a good item for the Book Thread some Sunday. JDM not only had the McGee series, but he wrote some science fiction (Ballroom of the Skies and The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything),and two of the best novels ever about hurricanes, Condominium and Murder in the Wind.

Everything he ever wrote is probably worth reading multiple times.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (rpbg1)

88 I thought Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (z8TLX)

89 The pic of the screwdrivers is ingenious.

Plastic handles, ya know.

Posted by: SMH at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (RU4sa)

90 The same people that said the USSR would have collapsed without Reagan doing what he did had earlier said that we had to give into the USSR because they were so strong.
I guess we had "experts" back then too.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (pw+jk)

91 My Bacon Number is 2.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Iranian Navy test dummy at August 14, 2020 11:22 AM (UAMe5)


Patrick McGoohan: Who is Number 1?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (f0DDt)

92
The last thing I ever saw Bacon in was Invisible Man.

That's got to be like 20 years ago.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (XTyi0)

93 Biden-"Steady hand of a seasoned statesman". LOL. Good trolling, Mr. Concerned Conservative..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (WkPC9)

94 The Bolshevik revolution also occurred during a pandemic.

Posted by: attila the annoying at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (w7KSn)

95 Cloward, I see you've met piven.

Posted by: Fortcoins at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (kbOux)

96 55 I drink out of that, you know.
Posted by: vmom's dog at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (an7Mv)

that's why you're not allowed in there!

I got doggeh a big ceramic water bowl
he loves to drink out of it

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (x1esJ)

97 >>And now I've got that feeling once again.

The covid pandemic combined with the urban violence is producing a failure cascade that is still playing out. I'm no prophet in any sense of the word, so I don't know how it will eventually get sorted out. I'm hoping and praying that the Democrats are being teed up to get swatted with an extinction-level wipeout in November, but I don't know if that will happen. I do know that God is behind all of history, but sometimes it is more obvious than others. And to me, this just feels like one of those times.
- - - -

Same. I find I use the word "evil" a lot lately, but how else can you describe so many things that are happening?
Supernatural, demonic, evil. . . whatever it is, yes, it feels different, and much worse than anything I've ever witnessed in my *cough* 29 years.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (bDqIh)

98 What's Cyrillic?
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Its a car wax.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (z8TLX)

99 One of their talking points is that the post office doesn't receive federal funding because everything is captured by fees.

Which is weird when they're freaking out that Trump is going to...cut their funding.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (UWqZJ)


Once they get up to speed they don't even try to process statements for coherency.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (y7DUB)

100 Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (ZIoLS

Thanks for your witness.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (WkPC9)

101 43
do they have a kid?

is he known as the son of baconator?


is his mom known as the baconatrix?

Posted by: Anachronda at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (sGtp+)

102
Posted by: Concerned conservative who is concerned at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (dNzKv)


There are more than enough pretentious asses IRL and they've got the schtick down pat. Find something else to do.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (pNxlR)

103 Didn't Hillary outspend PDT 2 to 1 last election?

Yeah, tell us more about Biden's incredible haul.

He'll spend half and the other half will be split between Kamala and Dr. Jill.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (WEBkv)

104 ISWYD with the chicken and bacon sammich.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (dfRN6)

105 Early OT: Woot! I get my 686 back next Tuesday!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (WEBkv)


🎉🥂

Was it in the shop or somethin'?

Posted by: hogmartin at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (t+qrx)

106 Does this mean Disco is back?

Posted by: Mookie at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (3vIkC)

107
Screwdriver fuses are legit.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (88+cf)

108 To be fair, you aren't insane.
Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:21 AM (v16oJ)


Thank you. These days being sane can be quite lonely and when not many others see what I see, I start questioning my sanity.

Posted by: Emmie at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (4JM5Y)

109 Dolly Parton says she supports BLM.

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (XxJt1)

110
I thought Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM


he was a good friend of mine

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (pGWvi)

111 He'll spend half and the other half will be split between Kamala and Dr. Jill.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (WEBkv)

And third (or is it fourth) house for Bernie.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (H8QX8)

112 Person woman man camera...what

What is that even supposed to mean?

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (XTyi0)

113 97 The Bolshevik revolution also occurred during a pandemic.
------------------
The better reference is a plague preceded Athens fall. Don't piss off the Spartans should be tattooed on every hipster's forehead.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (z8TLX)

114 I have two ways to get to 2 degrees to Kevin Bacon.

Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (l5u9H)

115
Its a car wax.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (z8TLX)


It's a dessert topping.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (pNxlR)

116 The pic of the screwdrivers is ingenious.



Plastic handles, ya know.


Saftey furst!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (HaL55)

117 "The Warriors" is a really good movie.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (t+qrx)

118 33
Do we know anything about that mail truck? I mean, if I saw a mail
truck being towed, I would assume it had broken down, not that it was
being stolen.

Posted by: Emmie at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (4JM5Y)
My father was a postmaster many years ago. He took pride in servicing the postal vehicles. Always had them serviced, oil changed every 3,000 miles. Upper management came after him about those expenses. He tried to tell them it was cheaper to maintain them than to replace them. They wouldn't hear of it and told him to stop. See the picture of the flatbed with the mail truck and you know how this story ended.This is why the USPS needs to be gutted like a fish.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (N39Ws)

119 101
What's Cyrillic?

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

Its a car wax.


it's a dessert topping.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (sGtp+)

120 The CIA were taken by surprise by the Soviets' fall.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (an7Mv)

121 Dolly Parton said "Of course, black lives matter." Doesn't necessarily mean she supports what BLM is doing.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (JKNZq)

122 f 2020 was a movie, I think it's tagline would be this: "The 1970s are back, and this time, they're pissed."

Also we have nukes, ports blowing up and we still have 70s move sequels.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (pB6Gt)

123
Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.





*makes wanking motion with fist*

Trump found $50m of spare change kicked under the Resolute Desk the other day. Your point?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (EGyGV)

124 Your "What Could Possibly Go Wrong" reminded me of the old days of fuse boxes, and how some people would shove pennies into them, rather than spend a quarter and buy a proper fuse. Oy, veh!

And to your point about God and the fall of the Soviet empire: As a Catholic I have to point out that in those days, we had as pope a hero and saint, someone who'd seen tyranny up close and person, and who fought it with every bit of his strength and guile and wisdom and faith. And now ... we don't. Speaking more broadly, there is no world leader who articulates the case for freedom and openness the way John-Paul II did; no one whose message of "Be Not Afraid" can cut through the media fog to move the hearts of millions. Trump has his virtues, but that is not one of them. That is one huge difference between then and now, and - God forbid! - it may prove crucial.

Posted by: Brown Line at August 14, 2020 11:29 AM (S6ArX)

125 Is Concerned Conservative who is concerned JoeF?

Reads like JoeF.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:29 AM (WEBkv)

126 Its a car wax.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (z8TLX)

It's a dessert topping.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (pNxlR)
--------
That's great bass!

Posted by: jhawk90 at August 14, 2020 11:29 AM (/ZYFC)

127 >What's Cyrillic?
----------------
Its a car wax.



nah he was a Danish king

Posted by: DB- just DB. at August 14, 2020 11:29 AM (iTXRQ)

128 120 "The Warriors" is a really good movie.
Posted by: hogmartin



I can dig it!

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (MVR7y)

129 120
"The Warriors" is a really good movie.

you're welcome.

Posted by: Xenophon at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (sGtp+)

130 So should we have riots and flash mobs to Defund the Post Office?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (z8TLX)

131 I prefer to look at what God but I had the same weird feeling that something supernatural was happening with the bizarre instant on development of transmania.
Except that didn't seem like God's hand.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (lgiXo)

132 If you're insane, we're sharing the same padded cell.
I also feel there's something supernatural. I'm not sure it's from the right side, though.
I'm just hoping good is awake enough to fight back.
Posted by: Sarah Hoyt at August 14, 2020 11:19 AM (gHpSW)

There are two supernatural forces at work - one good, one evil. That's how it's always been.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (9Fy8T)

133 Worlds #1 Kevin Bacon Fan: (remove space before "watch"
https://hooktube.com/ watch?v=i7P6t6xDJj4

Posted by: Chuck C at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (d/5jB)

134 Thank you for this, OM. Though I may be a heathen I hope to hell you're right.

I've had the odd feeling lately that something momentous is going to happen soon.

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (XxJt1)

135 Yeah, Dolly isn't stupid. She's a smart cookie.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (XTyi0)

136 121<--- There's a whole steamin pile of idiocy there.

Posted by: Mookie at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (3vIkC)

137 >The CIA were taken by surprise by the Soviets' fall.




The CIA were taken by surprise

fixed

Posted by: DB- just DB. at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (iTXRQ)

138 Saw an immigrant business owner from Minneapolis on TC last night. The city erected a fence around his burned out property...and billed him $3700. Time to move, dude.

Posted by: BignJames at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (X/Pw5)

139 OM, your take on the fall the Warsaw Pact and the USSR as being something supernatural parallels what I was thinking at the time, as well.

I was in high school at the time, and German was what I chose for my foreign language courses. My teacher was a native German (born in East Prussia in the 1930s) and admitted to the class that he never thought the two Germanys would ever get back together short of another war. I also definitely thought there must have been some Devine intervention taking place to allow massive geopolitical change with little bloodshed.

I hadn't viewed recent events from that perspective, as you have described them in today's rant. Definitely something to think more deeply upon.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (ch6++)

140 Was it in the shop or somethin'?
Posted by: hogmartin at August 14, 2020 11:27 AM (t+qrx)
----------

Cylinder timing issue.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (WEBkv)

141 "I will be honest with you all, I am feeling that there's something supernatural going on here."

You are correct.
It's real, it's true.

Fear is not from God. Destruction is not from God. Lies are not from God.

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (Rbu5d)

142 Big Lovely Mammaries... why wouldn't she support them??

Posted by: andycanuck at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (an7Mv)

143
The CIA were taken by surprise by the Soviets' fall.
Posted by: andycanuck at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (an7Mv)

----------

The CIA couldn't find its own ding-dong if Kate Upton was holding the mirror.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (mht8P)

144 If you want a view of the Postal Service conspiracy bubble, start here:

@AOC

It's not just Trump that's destroying the US Post Office.

It's the entire Republican Party.

Senate and House GOP could easily override a Trump veto of postal funding and help oversight.

Republicans are working with Trump to destroy the USPS and sabotage the delivery of ballots.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (bDqIh)

145 Same. I find I use the word "evil" a lot lately, but how else can you describe so many things that are happening?

Supernatural, demonic, evil. . . whatever it is, yes, it feels
different, and much worse than anything I've ever witnessed in my
*cough* 29 years.


Lots of the same bad things happening all over the world at the same time really makes you think there's something going on that's not of this world. And it doesn't look good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (HaL55)

146 "I want them alive if possible -- if not, wasted!"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (vuisn)

147 If Dems pull off their massive fraud in Nov, will America calmly accept it?
I don't think I can.
Don't know what I'd do though.

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (x1esJ)

148 97
The Bolshevik revolution also occurred during a pandemic.

Posted by: attila the annoying at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (w7KSn)

___________


And a World War. Instead of the "War to end all wars" World War I birthed the European movements of communism, fascism, and Nazism.
Wonder what an alternate fan-fic universe would look like absent those events?

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (WqPYg)

149 124 The CIA were taken by surprise by the Soviets' fall.
Posted by: andycanuck



In '89, all of the IC was saying that the Soviets were here to stay and is not collapsing. About a week later, the Berlin Wall fell. Our IC has been garbage for decades.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (MVR7y)

150 DemonTARDS "Did we do that" in Steve Urkel voice

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (1Dmt5)

151 Fear is not from God. Destruction is not from God. Lies are not from God.
Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (Rbu5d)

If you are unsure of your path, also remember this:

God does not whisper.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (9Fy8T)

152 What can go wrong in that picture of an electric box? I will tell you, where do I get flat screw driver now. I always need one and there are 2 in that box. Cannot use a fuse as a screw driver now can you.

Posted by: Picric at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (APtba)

153 112
Dolly Parton says she supports BLM.

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (XxJt1)
Every a**hole who says they support BLM needs to read the story on Cannon Hinnant and Jessica Doty. Then go read about Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Each and every one of them were innocent to their death.The victims BLM trots out? Yeah, not so much.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (N39Ws)

154 Dolly Parton said "Of course, black lives matter." Doesn't necessarily mean she supports what BLM is doing.
Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (JKNZq)


Yeah I think she used it as a way to get it behind her to get to something she would rather talk about.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

155 Why do these storm front jagoffs think we care what they think?

It's too bad their irrational hatred prevents them from composing a coherent post. That word salad shows the rot that invades when you hate for the sake of hating, I guess.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (kxZZD)

156 Re: "We used to shoot looters."

I've heard that so many times. "Looters will be shot on sight" etc. Was that ever a real thing? When was the last documented time in the USA that looters were shot on sight? Did it ever really happen?

It seems like a helluva good idea to me, but is it real?

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (qpX6U)

157 76 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.

Not a typo.

Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)


What for? - your guy isn't even campaigning.

Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:18 A

---

Now maybe he will come out of his basement and actually take some questions from the press.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at August 14, 2020 11:23 AM (JUOKG)

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

Eh, I'm not that interested to hear what he found so enchanting about being Vice President.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (CAJOC)

158 156
Fear is not from God. Destruction is not from God. Lies are not from God.

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (Rbu5d)



If you are unsure of your path, also remember this:



God does not whisper.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (9Fy8T)
He does have a sense of humor though.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (N39Ws)

159 If we want to talk about cool 70s movies, we must mention the original Shaft.

Posted by: Mookie at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (3vIkC)

160 There are two supernatural forces at work - one good, one evil. That's how it's always been.
----------------------
Cato, you must be a Zoroastrian.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (z8TLX)

161 "Don't know what I'd do though."

I have a list.
Everyone should have one.

Posted by: attila the annoying at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (w7KSn)

162 3 types of troll in one thread it seems

Posted by: Buzzion at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (d0WgS)

163 101
What's Cyrillic?

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

Its a car wax.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (z8TLX)


Dubstep musician.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (k/TB6)

164 Remember that Chinese curse, may you live in interesting times? Well . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (+y/Ru)

165 Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (Rbu5d)

Yes; "The Thief comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10)

Keep on praying!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (WkPC9)

166 Sample is D+2, which is more than fair.
Posted by: Gildersleeve


What's this 'fair' bullshit?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (S+F2a)

167 145 "I will be honest with you all, I am feeling that there's something supernatural going on here."

You are correct.
It's real, it's true.

Fear is not from God. Destruction is not from God. Lies are not from God.
Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (Rbu5d)

Sodom and Gomorrah would like a word with you. Hell, the entire antediluvian population of the world - except for Noah and his immediate family - would like a word with you too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

168 looks like a pretty good sangwich, except I'm suspicious of the sauce. I kinda particular about sauces and NO more than 1 condiment per sandwich. Looks like BBQ sauce, not a big fan. Not that I hate it, but it's like take a sledgehammer to my tasebuds and leaving no room for chicken/bacon/onion flaves

must be getting close to lunch - talking about food

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (oAY8z)

169
Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.


Then he hid it in a carton of Rocky Road Ice Cream at the back of his refrigerator for safekeeping, and then-

forgot where he hid it.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (dWwl8)

170 164 If we want to talk about cool 70s movies, we must mention the original Shaft.
---------------
Oh, Superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is Do or Die
Ah-ha-ha

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (z8TLX)

171 Yeah, Dolly isn't stupid. She's a smart cookie.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (XTyi0

She changed the name of her restaurant from Dixie Stampede to Stampede. She also referred to us as little white asses. DIAF Dolly.

Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (l5u9H)

172 Posted by: Gildersleeve at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (FEcx+)

Fart Knocker Troll

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (1Dmt5)

173 I have family in the Catskills and Yoko Ono has a farm outside the town they live in. My grandma actually ran into her one day. Sean Lennon has a recording studio on the property.

Posted by: Augustine at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (Alp4m)

174 Has Bag Pipes Billy Boy warmed up his chanter yet?

Yeah, get it nice and wet....there ya go.

And a one, and a two......

Posted by: Zombie Lawrence Welk at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (Z+IKu)

175 God is making this nation's upcoming choice as clear as possible. We can't vote for oppression and evilness and then say "we didn't know any better".

Posted by: Emmie at August 14, 2020 11:35 AM (4JM5Y)

176 The wall hits some women harder than others but Kyra is still a One.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:35 AM (ifmtJ)

177 Same. I find I use the word "evil" a lot lately, but how else can you describe so many things that are happening?
Supernatural, demonic, evil. . . whatever it is, yes, it feels different, and much worse than anything I've ever witnessed in my *cough* 29 years.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:26 AM (bDqIh)

---

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.
Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

--- 2 Timothy Ch. 3

Posted by: SMH at August 14, 2020 11:35 AM (RU4sa)

178 152
If Dems pull off their massive fraud in Nov, will America calmly accept it?

I don't think I can.

Don't know what I'd do though.

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (x1esJ)
The left will still flood the streets with violence. We will be chastised, ostracized, ridiculed and perhaps even hunted.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:35 AM (N39Ws)

179 Sodom and Gomorrah would like a word with you. Hell, the entire antediluvian population of the world - except for Noah and his immediate family - would like a word with you too.
-----------------
Umm, there were some clean up on aisle 9 that needed to be attended to.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:35 AM (z8TLX)

180 Jamie Lee Curtis tweet -- wow.

It seems she later claimed that it was a joke...after a bunch of people pointed out that she was a loon.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 14, 2020 11:35 AM (7coXl)

181 So a Supernatural Force....Making us do natural things?

I believe you and in the force.

When something strange happens....There no message from sender.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 14, 2020 11:35 AM (pB6Gt)

182 What's Cyrillic?

a new dance craze

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 14, 2020 11:36 AM (oAY8z)

183 Always fun when Mrs. Hoyt drops by.

I really liked her collaboration with Larry Correia and Monster Nation.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:36 AM (WEBkv)

184 Dolly Parton said "Of course, black lives matter." Doesn't necessarily mean she supports what BLM is doing.

-
Black lives can't matter until all lives matter.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 14, 2020 11:36 AM (+y/Ru)

185 Tuna Finger 150%
Trump -50%
Fart Knocker dick lick poll

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:36 AM (1Dmt5)

186 "I want them alive if possible -- if not, wasted!"
Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (vuisn)


They did a re-release at one of the theaters here two years ago. I don't think anyone besides me knew that you were supposed to dress up.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 14, 2020 11:36 AM (t+qrx)

187 Looks like a hood possibility tgst Trumps brother is in the hospital with vivid , that fake news virus

Posted by: Kurt at August 14, 2020 11:36 AM (qb677)

188 And a World War. Instead of the "War to end all wars" World War I
birthed the European movements of communism, fascism, and Nazism.
Wonder what an alternate fan-fic universe would look like absent those events?


I often wonder what America would look like had we not been attacked from within. No abortion, low crime, no corruption, a smaller, less intrusive government run by people who aren't control freaks...


And a pony in every garage.

WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (HaL55)

189 And to your point about God and the fall of the Soviet empire: As a Catholic I have to point out that in those days, we had as pope a hero and saint, someone who'd seen tyranny up close and person, and who fought it with every bit of his strength and guile and wisdom and faith. And now ... we don't. Speaking more broadly, there is no world leader who articulates the case for freedom and openness the way John-Paul II did; no one whose message of "Be Not Afraid" can cut through the media fog to move the hearts of millions. Trump has his virtues, but that is not one of them. That is one huge difference between then and now, and - God forbid! - it may prove crucial.

Posted by: Brown Line at August 14, 2020 11:29 AM (S6ArX)


As a Protestant, I agree. JPII was a remarkable man, and his role in the collapse of the USSR by supporting the 'Solidarity' union in Poland should not be forgotten.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (zfI7P)

190


The latest Hair Sniffing Poll:


Biden: +50 trillion%


Trump: - 50 trillion%


It's going to be an early night!!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (f0DDt)

191 COB cleanup crew request for hash:


wDOYc

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (WqPYg)

192 I don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.

I guess I'd just say hi.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (XTyi0)

193 Same. I find I use the word "evil" a lot lately, but how else can you describe so many things that are happening?
Supernatural, demonic, evil. . . whatever it is, yes, it feels different, and much worse than anything I've ever witnessed in my *cough* 29 years.
Posted by: Lizzy

Related in an earth-shattering kaboom kind of way:

Three Days of Darkness according to Blessed Padre Pio:

http://www.mgr.org/threedod_PadrePio.html

Ravings of a lunatic or prophet? Who knows but, how will we ever know until it is upon us?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (Rvt88)

194
It seems she later claimed that it was a joke...after a bunch of people pointed out that she was a loon.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas


That seems to be their go to move whenever their own stupidity and malignancy bite them in the ass. Time for some new material.

Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (v16oJ)

195 Poll trolls always show up when things are going bad for them...its all they got, that's why these polls are invented and sold to liberal news outlets. Otherwise, they'd just put their heads in the deep fat fryer...

Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (w2LAm)

196 "Those of you who aren't believers can ignore this, but as I remember the 1970s, I also remember 1989. That was when the whole Soviet Union/Iron Curtain/Evil Empire cargo cult/protection racket just kind of collapsed. And it was almost bloodless. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that the USSR would be forced off of the world stage by anything less than a nuclear war. And even though there were those who argued that the Soviet Empire was a hollow shell and its long term prospects were dim, nevertheless it fell apart awfully fast. Watching it happen in real time, as one Eastern bloc country after another declared its independence from the USSR, I just got a weird feeling that I was watching something supernatural happening right before my eyes. As if God had decided that he needed the USSR gone *right then* and He knew exactly what button(s) to push to accomplish this without it erupting into a major conflagration.

And now I've got that feeling once again.

The covid pandemic combined with the urban violence is producing a failure cascade that is still playing out. I'm no prophet in any sense of the word, so I don't know how it will eventually get sorted out. I'm hoping and praying that the Democrats are being teed up to get swatted with an extinction-level wipeout in November, but I don't know if that will happen. I do know that God is behind all of history, but sometimes it is more obvious than others. And to me, this just feels like one of those times."


You and me both, OM.

I can only assume the hand of God is directing this madness or permitting it for his own reasons.

I've always assumed the United States had to be taken off the world stage for Biblical prophesy to happen. And...this is kinda the scenario that fits.


That said, gun up, buy ammo, die trying.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (ifmtJ)

197
Posted by: Gildersleeve at August 14, 2020 11:31 AM (FEcx+)






*makes wanking motion with fist again*

Get some new material.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (EGyGV)

198 The last thing I ever saw Bacon in was Invisible Man.

That's got to be like 20 years ago.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020


*
*

The man's been in movies since 1978 or so, when he did Animal House.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (rpbg1)

199 112 Dolly Parton says she supports BLM.
Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (XxJt1)

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No, she doesn't -- she was asked if black lives matter and she said "of course black lives matter, do you think only white lives matter?"

That's not the same things as supporting Black Lives Matter.

Posted by: Venus at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (iYXhj)

200 39
Early OT: Woot! I get my 686 back next Tuesday!

good to see big steam back on the rails:

The only known example of the 6-8-6 wheel arrangement is the experimental Pennsylvania Railroad S2 steam turbine locomotive.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (sGtp+)

201 Sean Lennon did some very good work on a Ghost In The Shell series. I think 2.0. Groovy yet based, I'll try to find it.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (LBZrA)

202 31 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.

Not a typo.

Posted by: LOL at August 14, 2020 11:16 AM (Q3ZwH)

What for? - your guy isn't even campaigning.
Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:18 AM (w2LAm)

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

The money people on the Left really want Harris in place. She has a history of jailing people and keeping them there. Particularly minorities.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (7coXl)

203 notsothoreau, you're right. The media is twisting Parton's words. Saying that black lives matter (lower case) is not the same as supporting the terrorist BLM.

I suspect she's going to suffer some backlash from this, though. Her denial of supporting burning, looting and murder should be interesting.

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (XxJt1)

204 Kyra doesn't do much for me. She's got the same wide mouth as Julia Roberts. Might be useful, but I just don't find it attractive.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (dfRN6)

205 What's Cyrillic?
Posted by: Jamie Lee Curtis at August 14, 2020 11:24 AM (vg8iE)

A type of clear plastic, like what your melon head should encased in.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, All Het Up Again at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (xPJvm)

206 Probably sourced by the same people who count COVID cases.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2020 11:20 AM (axyOa)

Positives, false positives, doublly-counted postives, retested positives, positives from last month, and I-left-before-getting-tested positives.

Donation, false donation, doubly-counted donation, resubmitted donation, donation from last month, and I-donated-to-blm-and-it-got-directed-to-Joe donations.

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (Rbu5d)

207 Dolly Parton is a strumpet. Only listen to Loretta Lynn.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (z8TLX)

208 Jamie Lee Curtis tweet -- wow.

It seems she later claimed that it was a joke...after a bunch of people pointed out that she was a loon.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas



She should of played it that way from the start. As a joke it's kinda funny. But only if the left laughs at themselves. But they never do.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (axyOa)

209 can't do hash right now, gotta stay awake for a few more Zoom Personal Development sessions

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (oAY8z)

210 9th Circuit says 10-round mag limits are unconstitutional.

https://tinyurl.com/yylljhp8

Posted by: McCool at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (tWnED)

211 I read somewhere that Rod Steiger was a better "connected to everyone" person than Kevin Bacon.

Posted by: Beckoningchasm Phone at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (HAw9E)

212 208 Kyra doesn't do much for me. She's got the same wide mouth as Julia Roberts. Might be useful, but I just don't find it attractive.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (dfRN6)

She has a face that should be attached to a wall plaque and sings "Don't Worry Be Happy" when you walk by.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (NWiLs)

213 The only known example of the 6-8-6 wheel arrangement is the experimental Pennsylvania Railroad S2 steam turbine locomotive.
Posted by: Anachronda at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (sGtp+)
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If I had the money, you bet I'd have my own locomotive.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (WEBkv)

214
I've always assumed the United States had to be taken off the world stage for Biblical prophesy to happen. And...this is kinda the scenario that fits.


That said, gun up, buy ammo, die trying.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (ifmtJ)

Can't really have mass famine with a functioning and stable US. Although it may be argued that many of the series of events already occurred with Nero.

Posted by: Someguy at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (zNlHv)

215 Kyra doesn't do much for me. She's got the same wide mouth as Julia Roberts. Might be useful, but I just don't find it attractive.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (dfRN6)

How about Myra?

Posted by: BignJames at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (X/Pw5)

216 214 9th Circuit says 10-round mag limits are unconstitutional.

https://tinyurl.com/yylljhp8
Posted by: McCool at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (tWnED)

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Wow.

Posted by: SMH at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (RU4sa)

217 If it's any consolation, the malaise and decay of the 70's brought us Ronaldus Magnus Reagan. May a similar captain arise to right the ship of state.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (HmZuC)

218 The problem is, Kevin Bacon has been in so many movies, pretty much every other actor's bacon number is 1 or 2.

Same with Dennehy.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (7coXl)

219 Posted by: Venus at August 14, 2020 11:38 AM (iYXhj)
*********
BULLSHIT ! the second you put a Color in front of Lives Matter you are a racist ! Never Liked her music anyways, No big loss

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (1Dmt5)

220 199 Poll trolls always show up when things are going bad for them...its all they got, that's why these polls are invented and sold to liberal news outlets. Otherwise, they'd just put their heads in the deep fat fryer...
Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (w2LAm)
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And they don't even have the decency to pay the troll toll.

Posted by: Augustine at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (Alp4m)

221 Clean up on aisle 121 please, cobs.

Posted by: darles chickens at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (F7Xdn)

222 That's one damn good lookin' sammich!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (CjFDo)

223 Kurt was spanking it so hard it was typo mania.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (y7DUB)

224 >>If Dems pull off their massive fraud in Nov, will America calmly accept it?



That's why prominent Lefties and Democrats have been talking about "what if Trump refuses to accept the results and refuses to leave the WH - can we get the military to physically remove him?" They are already normalizing discussion of a physical coup (and 'talking past the sale').

I've seen mention that the Belarus election/color revolution is a test run for post-election action..

Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (bDqIh)

225

Ahh, the hell with it, it's Friday, screw Soros. Lets get drunk and fuck!

Posted by: Triple Troll at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (d6DSt)

226 He (God) does have a sense of humor though.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM


No, He does not!

Posted by: Jorge of Burgos at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (d/5jB)

227 Ummm, Hill Street Blues was set in Chicago.

The station you say in the opening was the old Maxwell Street station, just west of the old market.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (vMGcs)

228 Big tittied lives matter

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

229 possible answer to "Do black lives matter?"

"Yes! That's why it so evil, what Planned Parenthood is doing!"

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (x1esJ)

230 201
Poll trolls always show up when things are going bad for them...its all
they got, that's why these polls are invented and sold to liberal news
outlets. Otherwise, they'd just put their heads in the deep fat fryer...

Posted by: Boswell at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (w2LAm)

Bobbing for fries

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (k/TB6)

231 202 The last thing I ever saw Bacon in was Invisible Man.

That's got to be like 20 years ago.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020
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You've never seen Tremors? WTF! Its his defining role.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (z8TLX)

232 I often wonder what America would look like had we not been attacked
from within. No abortion, low crime, no corruption, a smaller, less
intrusive government run by people who aren't control freaks...

__________



Yes, the values, ethics, and wisdom with which most of us were raised -- to be immensely grateful for what we'd been given by those who came before and, more importantly, to strive to make it even better for those who would come after -- have been completely turned on its head now.

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (WqPYg)

233
The man's been in movies since 1978 or so, when he did Animal House.


He's from Phoenixville, PA, just north of Valley Forge.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (pNxlR)

234 It seems she later claimed that it was a joke...after a bunch of people pointed out that she was a loon.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas

That seems to be their go to move whenever their own stupidity and malignancy bite them in the ass. Time for some new material.
Posted by: pep
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It's the 'I was speaking colloquially' gambit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (GBHAb)

235 Dolly Parton is a strumpet. Only listen to Loretta Lynn.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (z8TLX)

Loretta's awesome. She could whip so many feminist asses while holding a baby on her hip and cookin' supper on the stovetop

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (oAY8z)

236 229

Ahh, the hell with it, it's Friday, screw Soros. Lets get drunk and fuck!
Posted by: Triple Troll at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (d6DSt)

Best idea I've heard all week.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

237 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.

******************

So the f*** what?

Trump has been consistently outraising Biden by the double digit millions since the beginning of the year. Last month he outraised him by $25 million.

Biden got some big $ from Silicon Valley and Wall Street to bolster Kamala as VP (their pick).

Trump's $ is coming overwhelmingly from small donations -- more people, more individual votes.

And Hillary outraised and outspent Trump in 2016 6 to 1

Posted by: Venus at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (iYXhj)

238 >>>198 I don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.

Shrieking like a stepped-upon marmot is considered proper protocol when dealing with this species.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (vuisn)

239 The wall hits some women harder than others but Kyra is still a One.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo


Concur.
She's one of those who in one glance seems attractive and in the next makes you grimace.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (axyOa)

240 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (arJlL)

241 Cato, you must be a Zoroastrian.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (z8TLX)

Not exactly. I'm a Christian that got lost and found my way back via Taoist philosophy. I don't believe the forces are truly equal, but evil can go a long way and do a lot of damage because of its insidious nature - but it can never stand in the open, in the light.

Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (9Fy8T)

242 I just went looking for the old SNL skit with Rudy, about him putting "Sux" after graffiti who sprayed there name up. It was funny, but he was right he turned NYC back into a livable place.

Will anyone repeat what he was able to do or is NYC a lost city?

Posted by: Picric at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (APtba)

243 I will be honest with you all, I am feeling that there's something supernatural going on here.

...

OM, have you seen any of the videos of Dana Coverstone sharing the dreams he's been having?

I'd be interested to hear from you or others of the horde who may have seen them.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (yL25O)

244 230
He (God) does have a sense of humor though.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM



No, He does not!



Posted by: Jorge of Burgos


And don't get me started on that Aristotle jerk.

Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (v16oJ)

245 Pollster: Who are you going to vote for president in November?

Person: I'm going to vote for president Trump.

Pollster: "OK so I'll put you down as voting for Biden then.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (pw+jk)

246 Communism wasn't a "European" movement. Stop lying.

Posted by: Know Your Sheriff at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (u5vXD)

________


Do tell?

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (WqPYg)

247 'possible answer to "Do black lives matter?"'

Answer: Yes, but no more and no less than other lives.

That's the only correct reply.

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (qpX6U)

248 96 The Bolshevik revolution also occurred during a pandemic.
Posted by: attila the annoying at August 14, 2020 11:25 AM (w7KSn)

Yes. Yes, it did.

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (Rbu5d)

249 231 Ummm, Hill Street Blues was set in Chicago.

The station you say in the opening was the old Maxwell Street station, just west of the old market.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (vMGcs)
===

Simpsons theme combined with the Hill Street Blues song from the episode when Marge became a cop. Very easy on the ears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8C2O9fs3NA

Posted by: Augustine at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (Alp4m)

250 Kurt was so excited by the idea of somebody related to somebody he hates being very ill that he couldn't put 5 words together without a string of typos. See my previous comment about hate rotting your brains.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (kxZZD)

251 231
Ummm, Hill Street Blues was set in Chicago.



The station you say in the opening was the old Maxwell Street station, just west of the old market.

That's what I thought too, but it's been so long I figured I had misremembered it.

Posted by: Mookie at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (3vIkC)

252 I am deeply concerned about so-called "President" Trump's continued unabated lawlessness, and the fact I am hindering the Biden investigation has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that my son, Tagg or Blagg or Slagg is up to his magic underwear in the same corruption.

Posted by: Senator Mitt Romney at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (PiwSw)

253 don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.

She's about 80 and not in good health. You could just say "Hi" or that "You've had an incredible life and I wish you well" or something like that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (WkPC9)

254 You can hide in your basement for free. You don't need 48 million dollars.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (wU6pI)

255 217
I've always assumed the United States had to be taken off the world stage for Biblical prophesy to happen. And...this is kinda the scenario that fits.


That said, gun up, buy ammo, die trying.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (ifmtJ)

Can't really have mass famine with a functioning and stable US. Although it may be argued that many of the series of events already occurred with Nero.
Posted by: Someguy at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (zNlHv)

Jah, some of Revelations has already happened.
It's a puzzle.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (ifmtJ)

256 9th Circuit says 10-round mag limits are unconstitutional.



https://tinyurl.com/yylljhp8

Posted by: McCool at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (tWnED)

The most important part is that they used strict scrutiny.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (xPl2J)

257 That's one damn good lookin' sammich!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry
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Too early in the morning for me. Maybe for lunch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (GBHAb)

258 260 9th Circuit says 10-round mag limits are unconstitutional.



https://tinyurl.com/yylljhp8

Posted by: McCool at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (tWnED)

The most important part is that they used strict scrutiny.
Posted by: Mark1971 at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (xPl2J)

========

It only took 40 years, but the 9th Circuit is finally recovering from the expansion under Carter.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:44 AM (UWqZJ)

259 Ahh, the hell with it, it's Friday, screw Soros. Lets get drunk and fuck!
Posted by: Triple Troll at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (d6DSt)

Best idea I've heard all week.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 14, 2020 11:41 AM (NWiLs)



So. How long you two been dating?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 14, 2020 11:44 AM (axyOa)

260 The quote was:

"I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," Parton says. "And of course black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!"

She dropped the Dixie because she was told it was offensive to people. I am inclined to cut her slack. She spends hundreds of thousands to get books to poor kids. She's funding medical centers in her old home town and created Dollywood to provide jobs in that area.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:44 AM (JKNZq)

261 248 230
He (God) does have a sense of humor though.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM



No, He does not!



Posted by: Jorge of Burgos

And don't get me started on that Aristotle jerk.
Posted by: pep at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (v16oJ)

He's a bugger for the bottle

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:44 AM (ifmtJ)

262
How about Myra?
Posted by: BignJames at August 14, 2020 11:40 AM (X/Pw5)
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Dunno, but a fun fact is that Anne Meara was not at all bad looking back in the day.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (dfRN6)

263 If I had the money, you bet I'd have my own locomotive.
Posted by: blake

---

You mean you'd START there. After a nice loco, you'd want some track, then - alot of track, then a roundhouse, and a depot, and a switching yard, and on and on it goes.

good luck!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (Rvt88)

264 'Ummm, Hill Street Blues was set in Chicago.'

Are there any hills in Chicago? The land near the lakefront slopes down a little bit, but hills?

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (qpX6U)

265 >>He's from Phoenixville, PA, just north of Valley Forge.

And his family had a place on a lake in the Adirondack's near friends of my folks. I met him when we were both kids.

Therefore, all of you are 2 degrees from Kevin Bacon. Sort of.

You're welcome.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (ZLI7S)

266 202 The last thing I ever saw Bacon in was Invisible Man.

That's got to be like 20 years ago.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020
----------------
You've never seen Tremors? WTF! Its his defining role.
Posted by: Puddin Head


That was in the 90's, brosef.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (XTyi0)

267 Wow we got new trolls already? Biden must be spending that cash immediately?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (ZI4/t)

268 don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.
----------

You mean you don't keep a pair of earplugs in your pocket?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (WD9ZA)

269 Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (9Fy8T)

C.S. Lewis made that point quite a lot in his writings.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (Kpl3J)

270

I hope you're right OregonMuse.

That is why people need to relax sometimes because things change on a dime. Has happened for decades.

But that is when we had an assimilated nation. That is when values were more or less aligned. There were always loud pockets of evil idiots, but now we have Billionaires funding these pockets and taking districts and placing marxists and evil dwellers.

I am seeing "some" of the evil remaining after elections. It's crazy. Out of spite? I don't think so. They are believers now.

That is why those that understand the American Dream and those veterans and those who work hard are being silenced and stamped out. They will vote against this.

The story about Laura Loomer being blocked by Comcast and her ISP in sending out emails and texts was one of the most disturbing things I have read recently. It is not stopping at social media or Google. Now it is reaching the ISP's and every single way we have at our disposal to communicate.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (rjE57)

271 194 COB cleanup crew request for hash:
wDOYc
Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (WqPYg)


On it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (zfI7P)

272 RE: the collapse of the Eastern Bloc
Thete's a game I own called 1989. It's the sequel to a game about the Cold War called Twilight struggle. And why is it called 1989?
The game is called 1989 because that's the year that the entire edifice of the Iron Curtain quite literally just up and vanished overnight. The final Pact country to remove its Communist dictator was Romania, which overthrew the Ceaucescus in the closing days of December.
Sadly, the other big anti-Communist event that year was crushed in Tianenmen Square.

Posted by: junior at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (V32cy)

273 You've never seen Tremors? WTF! Its his defining role.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Finest giant man-eating worm from outer space movie ever made.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

274 I expect next week for a certain person to start posting a bunch of random obscure polls showing how much trouble Trump is in now with Harris as the VP choice. They're always lurking you know.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 14, 2020 11:46 AM (d0WgS)

275 hit 'poat' too quickly;

I often think very similar thoughts as you, OM - this does seem to be shaping up that way ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 14, 2020 11:46 AM (vMGcs)

276 If you daw Kevin Bacon in the Invisible Man, he wasn't doing it right.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 14, 2020 11:46 AM (wU6pI)

277 276 You've never seen Tremors? WTF! Its his defining role.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Finest giant man-eating worm from outer space movie ever made.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7-tBuEoq4

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:46 AM (UWqZJ)

278 Kurt says we have a new virus; It's called "vivid" I guess it has super colorful accessories too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (WkPC9)

279 @Techno_Fog

NYT -

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.

Story broke by
@adamgoldmanNYT

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)

280 Favorite Dolly Parton quote: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap."

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (XxJt1)

281 Are there any hills in Chicago? The land near the lakefront slopes down a little bit, but hills?
Posted by: gp
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I'm always mused when I pass through Richmond Hill, GA, which is on the coast. There isn't a hill within 300 miles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (WD9ZA)

282 don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.

She's about 80 and not in good health. You could just say "Hi" or that "You've had an incredible life and I wish you well" or something like that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke



Nah...I think I would just scream like a little girl and stomp on her like she was a bug.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (XTyi0)

283 @joshdcaplan

NYT: Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty in Durham probe


I hope to HELL this is not the Durham announcement!

Posted by: Tami at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (cF8AT)

284 Early OT: Woot! I get my 686 back next Tuesday!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020


*
*

Twin 343s?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (rpbg1)

285 Finally something- Clinesmith


https://tinyurl.com/y6eee7ts


Posted by: WeBoned! at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (8k7U7)

286 245 Cato, you must be a Zoroastrian.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (z8TLX)

Not exactly. I'm a Christian that got lost and found my way back via Taoist philosophy. I don't believe the forces are truly equal, but evil can go a long way and do a lot of damage because of its insidious nature - but it can never stand in the open, in the light.

Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.
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Understand your travels but Christianity is the smash up of Zoroastrianism and Judaism. Just check out Moses on Mt. Sinai (Horeb) with a burning bush and babbling spring on an arid dessert mountain. Fire and Water. Just sayin.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (z8TLX)

287 135...
There are two supernatural forces at work - one good, one evil. That's how it's always been.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (9Fy8T)

Just remember they are not EQUAL forces.

God is supreme and Creator, Satan is a creature and in rebellion.

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (Rbu5d)

288 283 @Techno_Fog

NYT -

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.

Story broke by
@adamgoldmanNYT
Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)

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I'd been told that the DOJ forgot that Clinesmith existed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (UWqZJ)

289 273 Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (9Fy8T)


And this is exactly why I think progressivism is evil. Because it, too, cannot create anything. All it can do is take what others have created and corrupt, degrade or destroy them.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (zfI7P)

290 The collapse of the USSR just meant that the Comintern moved its capital from Moscow to DC and Beijing. It never really went anywhere.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (/nZod)

291 Yes. Yes, it did.
Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (Rbu5d)

So did the American revolution

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (P4Pk9)

292 'You could just say "Hi" or that "You've had an incredible life and I wish you well" or something like that.'

That was my first thought, Fenelon.

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (qpX6U)

293 If Clinesmith is pleading guilty, I would assume he's cooperating.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (UWqZJ)

294 286 don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.

She's about 80 and not in good health. You could just say "Hi" or that "You've had an incredible life and I wish you well" or something like that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Nah...I think I would just scream like a little girl and stomp on her like she was a bug.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (XTyi0)



Smile and say "You have a lovely singing voice!"

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes , the Housekeeper at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (PiwSw)

295
Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.

Story broke by
@adamgoldmanNYT
Posted by: JackStraw
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Wait...they prosecuted him?! WTH?

Posted by: Sandy Burglar at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (WD9ZA)

296 >>I hope to HELL this is not the Durham announcement!

Why? It's the first indictment, not the last.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (ZLI7S)

297 Hash (NYlPC)

He seems nice.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (Rvt88)

298 I don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.



I guess I'd just say hi.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:37 AM (XTyi0)

I'd put on ear pro first.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (88+cf)

299 Hard to find pictures of the Mystery star where she does not look like a duck. Well done.

Posted by: nip at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (yoqcZ)

300 Posted by: Son of a Rabbi at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (NYlPC)

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You sound like you're a blast at parties.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (UWqZJ)

301 Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:44 AM (JKNZq)

If she supports BLM then she supports a Marxist revolution. Talk about unintentional ignorance. That's a world pandemic we should be concerned about.

Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (l5u9H)

302 Biden raises $48m in 48 hrs.


heh.

And Shrillary was 30 points ahead.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (rjE57)

303 And here's why we need to break the teachers' union.

Got off the phone with a customer. She's in a rural area with few cases of the Wuflu. She has three kids, all of whom are supposed to be online with their teacher at the same time. The fastest speed we have up there is 5mb download. It's not gonna work. She's even gotten a hot spot for her cell phone, but that's problematic.Yet they expect this to work for her and her kids, without taking anything about available internet service into account.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (JKNZq)

304 221 And a World War. Instead of the "War to end all wars" World War I birthed the European movements of communism, fascism, and Nazism.
Wonder what an alternate fan-fic universe would look like absent those events?
Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (WqPYg)

Communism wasn't a "European" movement. Stop lying.
Posted by: Know Your Sheriff



Was Karl Marx aware of that?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (MVR7y)

305 Everyone knows Communism started in an attic in South Africa.

EVERY ONE knows this.

Karl Marx grew up in Antartica.

We can do this all day, ya know.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (ifmtJ)

306 hit 'poat' too quickly

I hit 'poot' too quickly in the TV studio once.

Posted by: Eric Swalwell at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (DMUuz)

307 Re the 70's, I can survive a lot as long as Disco does not return.

Posted by: Kaiju66 at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (NzURT)

308 Troll hash: NYlPC

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (WqPYg)

309 301 >>I hope to HELL this is not the Durham announcement!

Why? It's the first indictment, not the last.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (ZLI7S)


I hope it's not the last but the way this year is going, I'm not placing any bets.

Posted by: Tami at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (cF8AT)

310 NYlPC... dude, should get drunk and fuck...

Hell, step it up and fuck a live human!

Posted by: Triple Troll at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (d6DSt)

311 One of the best things about being on Jeopardy is that I have a Bacon number now. Of course, more importantly, I'm only two degrees from Seinfeld.

Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (icI8A)

312 And being a strumpet is one of the reasons I like Dolly Pardon.

You know if the dice came up right, you'd get lucky. Not like some chicks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:51 AM (ifmtJ)

313 >>I hope to HELL this is not the Durham announcement!

*******************

Barr said the development was not "earth shattering" so what the actual f*** did you expect?

Posted by: Venus at August 14, 2020 11:51 AM (iYXhj)

314 On the USS America i found a few bolts with the heads sawed off being used as fuses.

Posted by: torabora at August 14, 2020 11:51 AM (Y274z)

315 316 One of the best things about being on Jeopardy is that I have a Bacon number now. Of course, more importantly, I'm only two degrees from Seinfeld.
Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (icI8A)


And Wolf Blitzer

Posted by: Buzzion at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (d0WgS)

316 276 You've never seen Tremors? WTF! Its his defining role.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Finest giant man-eating worm from outer space movie ever made.
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There are certain movies I will watch again and again should I stumble into them with the Wheel of Fortuna Remote. Tremors is one of them. So is Joe Dirt, Braveheart, and Apocalypto. There are others.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (z8TLX)

317 The anti-Trump peace Donks have answered the musical question what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding? It's funny that the party of peace, live, and understanding doesn't like it

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (+y/Ru)

318 Posted by: Son of a Rabbi at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (NYlPC)

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You sound like you're a blast at parties.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM (UWqZJ)


sounds like a really ugly person
they always are
angry at themselves
sucking on lemons

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (rjE57)

319 @Techno_Fog

NYT -

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.

Story broke by
@adamgoldmanNYT
*****
Adam is a deep State WHORE

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (1Dmt5)

320
Blah blah blah Karl Marx was of Jewish extraction, blah blah blah Jewish Bolshevism, yadda yadda yadda.

You've got to tie yourself in some pretty tight knots to make a political system that persecuted Jews around the world into a "Jewish" movement.

Try learning some history that didn't get filtered through Josef Goebbels, you fuckin' ignoramus. Might help you understand some things a bit closer to reality.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (/nZod)

321 153...
God does not whisper.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (9Fy8T)

Mmm, Elijah (aka Elias) would disagree with that ;D

However, He is very plain and direct. Unconfusing. He produces peace and righteousness.

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (Rbu5d)

322 316 One of the best things about being on Jeopardy is that I have a Bacon number now. Of course, more importantly, I'm only two degrees from Seinfeld.
Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (icI8A)

Ask if you can borrow one of his cars.

Road trip!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (ifmtJ)

323 310 Everyone knows Communism started in an attic in South Africa.

EVERY ONE knows this.

Karl Marx grew up in Antartica.

We can do this all day, ya know.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (ifmtJ)

=========

And Karl Marx was half-Indian and half-Jamaican.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (UWqZJ)

324 >>I hope it's not the last but the way this year is going, I'm not placing any bets.

Don't go wobbly. This is the beginning of the rollout.

As Barr said last night, today's news would be an indication of where things are headed and more significant announcements would be coming between now and election day.

You know, just as predicted.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (ZLI7S)

325 290 245 Cato, you must be a Zoroastrian.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (z8TLX)

Not exactly. I'm a Christian that got lost and found my way back via Taoist philosophy. I don't believe the forces are truly equal, but evil can go a long way and do a lot of damage because of its insidious nature - but it can never stand in the open, in the light.

Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.
----------------
Understand your travels but Christianity is the smash up of Zoroastrianism and Judaism. Just check out Moses on Mt. Sinai (Horeb) with a burning bush and babbling spring on an arid dessert mountain. Fire and Water. Just sayin.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (z8TLX)

They're fairly distinct. There is an intellectual school of thought that tries to homogenize religions, but it's wrong. Zoroastrian theology is not terribly close to Christian theology. Confucius and Aristotle are much closer.

Posted by: Someguy at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (zNlHv)

326 Theory: hash NYlPC is BSG.

Same kind of stupid insults.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (kxZZD)

327 It's bizarre.

I say "I don't know what I would do if I ever met Yoko Ono. I guess I would just say hi".


And I get get two people instructing me that probably it would be best to just say hi.


Behold The Internet.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (XTyi0)

328 The gun locker scene in Tremors shows why we have a Second Amendment.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (JKNZq)

329 The last thing I ever saw Bacon in was Invisible Man.

Taking Chance. Seriously...watch it...bring tissues.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (7coXl)

330 On the USS America i found a few bolts with the heads sawed off being used as fuses.

Posted by: torabora at August 14, 2020 11:51 AM (Y274z)

I worked w/a guy that served on that boat...did you know him?

Posted by: BignJames at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (X/Pw5)

331 I wonder if the Bacon-Sedgwicks still live on the Upper West Side or did they evacuate to New Hampshire/Connecticut with the rest of them.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (Bs26G)

332 He does have a sense of humor though.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - Cannon Hinnant #sayhisname at August 14, 2020 11:33 AM (N39Ws)

We are made in His image. They weren't talking about hands and feet. It's the left brain and right brain, being capable of both reason and inspiration - both traits required for creativity. The Creator made little creators.

Humor also requires creativity. This is why the Left's unimaginative, ideologically rigid Karen brigade can't meme.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (9Fy8T)

333 Re the 70's, I can survive a lot as long as Disco does not return.
Posted by: Kaiju66 at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (NzURT)

He's got all his life to live.
He's got all his love to give.
He will not crumble...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (xvZJc)

334 >>Karl Marx grew up in Antartica. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (ifmtJ)

One of the photographic glass plates preserved from Shackleton's expedition shows an extra face in a portrait of his team. A scowling, petulant, soft, useless, bearded face.
Hmm.

Posted by: Zod at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (qXNVo)

335 Don't blame us.

Posted by: lemons everywhere, minus don at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (y8o5x)

336 260 9th Circuit says 10-round mag limits are unconstitutional.
https://tinyurl.com/yylljhp8
Posted by: McCool at August 14, 2020 11:39 AM (tWnED)
The most important part is that they used strict scrutiny.
Posted by: Mark1971 at August 14, 2020 11:43 AM (xPl2J)

Good. More please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (Z+IKu)

337
One of the photographic glass plates preserved from Shackleton's expedition shows an extra face in a portrait of his team. A scowling, petulant, soft, useless, bearded face.
Hmm.
Posted by: Zod at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (qXNVo)


Robert Reich?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes , the Housekeeper at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (PiwSw)

338 >>Taking Chance. Seriously...watch it...bring tissues.

Much better movie than I thought it would be.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (ZLI7S)

339 On the USS America i found a few bolts with the heads sawed off being used as fuses.
Posted by: torabora

---

Clearly the work of a GM instead of an EM.

Or an officer now that I think about it.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (Rvt88)

340 Tremors and Office Space are both the best movie ever made.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (XTyi0)

341 'On the USS America i found a few bolts with the heads sawed off being used as fuses.'

Back in the 70's, when I was in basement bands, one of our guitarists was shredding, and a giant fist of smoke rose out of his amp. It was so frickin cool! Turns out the fuse holder was stuffed with Al foil. I fixed his amp for him. Back then, a giant power transformer cost only $60!

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (qpX6U)

342 Regarding Klinesmith and his plea, should we read that as him now cooperating?

Posted by: Tofer732 at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (sVimD)

343 What if God is the only force who's doing all this shit, and "De Debbil" is just a made-up figure to deflect accountability?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (NWiLs)

344 If Clinesmith is pleading guilty, I would assume he's cooperating.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (UWqZJ)
************
DING DING DING

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (1Dmt5)

345 One of the photographic glass plates preserved from Shackleton's expedition shows an extra face in a portrait of his team. A scowling, petulant, soft, useless, bearded face.
Hmm.
Posted by: Zod at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (qXNVo)


Rick Wilson.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (t+qrx)

346 On the collapse of the Soviet Union - almost all have remarked how sudden it appeared to all of us, that this thing that we had for our lives felt was so strong and impermeable, should fall apart so quickly.

But we (and even more so they) did not understand that although top-down centrally controlled systems liek that may appear very strong, they are also extremely Brittle. And by that, I mean that once a fracture appears in them, just like in a sculpture made of glass, any pressure causes that fracture to run in every direction and shatter the entire structure. That's what happened to the USSR - all it took was one deep fracture to shatter the entire system, and after that there was no way for anyone to put any of it back together again.

A similar process is playing out in NYC and other large Dem run cities - because they didn't know what they were doing, they've introduced the fatal fracture into what were in fact very delicately balanced and fragile social structures. Not only is their failure guaranteed, it is now accelerating daily.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (Kpl3J)

347 And this is exactly why I think progressivism is evil. Because it, too, cannot create anything. All it can do is take what others have created and corrupt, degrade or destroy them.
Posted by: OregonMuse
------------

They *must* attach themselves to an existing institution. Their own corrupt philosophy cannot produce anything sustainable. They are parasites, which eventually kill the host.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (bk3Sg)

348 Robert Reich?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes , the Housekeeper at August 14, 2020 11:53 AM (PiwSw)
===

I find his last name to be problematic and triggering. Therefore cancel Robert Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeich and put him in jail.

Posted by: Augustine at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (Alp4m)

349 167...
Keep on praying!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 14, 2020 11:34 AM (WkPC9)

Yes, indeed, sister!
:$

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (Rbu5d)

350
Kyra Sedgwick is like a sort of poor man's Julia Roberts. Weird mouth, like she went to Tarantino's dentist.

And her and Bacon boy are braindead libs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (s2VJv)

351 I rewatched Haywire and I had seen it before but I got it confused with the one where Gina is trying to rescue her husband in Central America.

Channing Tatum really didn't have a large part in the movie and the only part of it that I remembered at all was the scene at her father's house.

Clearly they tried to do more realistic fight scenes, take advantage of her as a martial artist and all. I'm not certain that it's actually a good stylistic choice in movies. The 97 pound dancer beating the crap out of a 200 pound man is always stupid so it's nice that she's not *small* but it's okay to go with pretend movie physics a little bit.

Posted by: Synova at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (BD/yx)

352 It's beginning to look like Scotch

Everywhere I go

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (ZLI7S)

353 If she (Dolly Parton) supports BLM then she supports a Marxist revolution. Talk about unintentional ignorance. That's a world pandemic we should be concerned about.
Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM


So I guess today is one of those days that we trust that a quote has been truthfully reported and has not been maliciously edited to support some left wing cause and that we should attack the person quoted.

So a day ending in "Y"

Posted by: Chuck C at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (d/5jB)

354 What is that even supposed to mean?
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:28 AM (XTyi0)

It means the troll that posted it has AIDS-related dementia.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (PID2n)

355 And a World War. Instead of the "War to end all wars" World War I birthed the European movements of communism, fascism, and Nazism.
Wonder what an alternate fan-fic universe would look like absent those events?
Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 11:32 AM (WqPYg)

Communism wasn't a "European" movement. Stop lying.
Posted by: Know Your Sheriff


Was Karl Marx aware of that?
Posted by: Puddleglum

Well, sure, the Martians are behind it. You didn't think humans came up with something so evil, did you?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (+y/Ru)

356 I hope they keep it up with these fictitious polls. It worked so well last time.

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (XxJt1)

357 Taking Chance. Seriously...watch it...bring tissues.

---

Seen it.

Not a movie I'd see again unless I want to dissolve into a puddle of tears.

Posted by: SMH at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (RU4sa)

358 I still find it amazing these trolls are okay with cities being burned down by their compatriots.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (WEBkv)

359 So a political movement started in Europe by a German was not a European movement. Sure. Ok.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (MVR7y)

360 276
You've never seen Tremors? WTF! Its his defining role.

Posted by: Puddin Head



Finest giant man-eating worm from outer space movie ever made.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

With Fred Ward, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.

"Broke into the wrong rec room, didn't ya!"

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (k/TB6)

361 FenelonSpoke, that---> :$ Was a typo... oops

Posted by: Flyover at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (Rbu5d)

362 Three Days of Darkness according to Blessed Padre Pio:

(Psst...That's SAINT Padre Pio. And John Paul II is SAINT John Paul II !)

Posted by: JT at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (arJlL)

363 those are 200 amp screwdrivers ... obviously they should have used the 60 amp screwdrivers ... what dummies.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (Cus5s)

364 Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (z8TLX)

Uh Christianity is about Christ.

Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (l5u9H)

365 Kamala's Kommie Korps, aka ANTIFA/BLM.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (AeaWc)

366 Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (ZLI7S)
**********
Take it easy or you will miss the ending

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (1Dmt5)

367 364 Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (z8TLX)

Uh Christianity is about Christ.
Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (l5u9H)

========

I thought it was about the pot lucks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:56 AM (UWqZJ)

368 One of the best things about being on Jeopardy is that I have a Bacon number now. Of course, more importantly, I'm only two degrees from Seinfeld.
Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM


It's when you're two degrees or less from me that you're Top Tier.

Posted by: Kamala! 2021! at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (DMUuz)

369 " ...
I don't believe the forces are truly equal, but evil can go a long way and do a lot of damage because of its insidious nature - but it can never stand in the open, in the light.

Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (9Fy8T) "




This, wholeheartedly.
We all need to remember this, every day.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (vMGcs)

370 Are there any hills in Chicago? The land near the lakefront slopes down a little bit, but hills?
Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (qpX6U)

It doesn't have any green rolling hills. They're only in West Virginia.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (lgiXo)

371 Why would Clinesmith plead guilty if he was going to get a DC jury that let him off because they hate Trump just so much they'll allow any illegality to pass?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (UWqZJ)

372 >>352
It's beginning to look like Scotch
...Everywhere I go Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:55 AM (ZLI7S)

Make sure you don't put your house on backwards.

Posted by: Zod at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (qXNVo)

373 340 Tremors and Office Space are both the best movie ever made.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (XTyi0)


Napoleon Dynamite and Strange Brew

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes , the Housekeeper at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (PiwSw)

374 Another guilty plea connected to Trumps russian collusion!

Posted by: Concerned conservative who is concerned at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (XlGM6)

375 Which screw drivers have higher ratings. Flat heads, Phillips heads.

Posted by: Boss Moss at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (wU6pI)

376 It took decades for American cities to decline up to the 1970-1990s, but now that decline is happening in months.

The reason? The whole renaissance of American cities was based on an overwhelming fall in crime, due to smart policing and demographic factors.

White hipsters felt comfortable moving into neighborhoods that they previously would not have walked through in daylight.

This because viewed as the norm - that in most cities, outside a handful of bad neighborhoods, you were very safe. Without that, all the population and wealth flowing into cities would not have happened.

BLM and its supporters are destroying the underpinnings of the policing that made these cities safe. We'll see how long hipsters are willing to move into Bed-Stuy as the crime rate skyrockets.

On the bright side, they won't have to worry about gentrification any more.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (I2/tG)

377 Remember the 70s? Worked in a gun store. One could buy ARs in commiefornia.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (y8o5x)

378 Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Big news: Kevin Clinesmith, pleading guilty today, was the FBI "Resistance" figure who worried at the time of Trump's election that his anti-Trump spying actions would get him in legal trouble. It took way too many years, but they finally did.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (1Dmt5)

379 Robert Reich?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes
---------

Last I checked, Bobby was pulling down ~$400k/yr, for 'teaching' one class.

We just don't put enough money into education.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (cGzEU)

380 357 Taking Chance. Seriously...watch it...bring tissues.

---
Seen it.

Not a movie I'd see again unless I want to dissolve into a puddle of tears.
Posted by: SMH

---

Yeah, couldn't finish it on first viewing - youngest son was still overseas at the time.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (Rvt88)

381 286 don't know what I'd do if I ever met Yoko Ono.

She's about 80 and not in good health. You could just say "Hi" or that "You've had an incredible life and I wish you well" or something like that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Nah...I think I would just scream like a little girl and stomp on her like she was a bug.
Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:47 AM (XTyi0)

Smile and say "You have a lovely singing voice!"

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes , the Housekeeper at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (PiwSw)

Cop a feel? I denounce myself!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (LBZrA)

382 "I do know that God is behind all of history, but sometimes it is more obvious than others. "

This is why we need not panic. As Christians, anyway.

It's hard to do, day by day as the madness mounts, but in moments of clarity, the thought above brings such great peace.

"Be still my soul, your God will undertake
to guide the future, as he has the past..."

Posted by: lizabth at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (L3Rsz)

383 If she (Dolly Parton) supports BLM then she supports a Marxist revolution. Talk about unintentional ignorance. That's a world pandemic we should be concerned about.
Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 11:49 AM

So I guess today is one of those days that we trust that a quote has been truthfully reported and has not been maliciously edited to support some left wing cause and that we should attack the person quoted.

So a day ending in "Y"

Posted by: Chuck C



Yup. I'm totally on the warpath for Dolly now.

Let's get her guys!!!!!!

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (XTyi0)

384 I will be bringing more Buffalo Trace bourbon to all future MoMe I attend.

Shit is good stuff.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (ifmtJ)

385 Tom Servo, your YT videos are a lot of fun but they make me dizzy. And I flew control line. Go figure.

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (XxJt1)

386 >>Karl Marx grew up in Antartica. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (ifmtJ)

You see, what we're talkin' about here is an organism that imitates other life-forms, and it imitates 'em perfectly. When this thing attacked our dogs it tried to digest them... absorb them, and in the process shape its own cells to imitate them.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (vuisn)

387 >>Why would Clinesmith plead guilty if he was going to get a DC jury that let him off because they hate Trump just so much they'll allow any illegality to pass?

A good prosecutor, a thorough prosecutor, won't bring charges he knows he can't sustain in court, even in DC.

Sometimes this means taking more time. Sort of seems like it's worth it, no?

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (ZLI7S)

388 someone left the cake out
in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'cuz it took so long to bake it

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (oAY8z)

389 isn't there some OT account where the prophet is asking God ... "would you spare the city for hundred good men?" ... the prophet eventually gets down to like ten good men, but can't find that many ... something like that.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (Cus5s)

390 (Psst...That's SAINT Padre Pio. And John Paul II is SAINT John Paul II !)
Posted by: JT

"It's a miracle!!"

I knew that as soon as I hit enter. *kicks dirt*

Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (Rvt88)

391 Fox News is just now reporting that an FBI lawyer will plead guilty to making false state in the Russian collusion matter.

Posted by: Monty James at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (Zqz9o)

392 Yeah, couldn't finish it on first viewing - youngest son was still overseas at the time.
Posted by: Tonypete at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (Rvt8

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I made the mistake of watching after coming back from a deployment.

Definitely wasn't the right time for me to watch.

Posted by: SMH at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (RU4sa)

393 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (UWqZJ)

Because the sentencing plea deal is probably attractive. Only loses 10% of his pension.

Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (l5u9H)

394 387 >>Why would Clinesmith plead guilty if he was going to get a DC jury that let him off because they hate Trump just so much they'll allow any illegality to pass?

A good prosecutor, a thorough prosecutor, won't bring charges he knows he can't sustain in court, even in DC.

Sometimes this means taking more time. Sort of seems like it's worth it, no?
Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (ZLI7S)

=========

But I wanted quickly brought charges that would satisfy me in the moment but fall apart within weeks because they weren't built well enough!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (UWqZJ)

395 Is Concerned Conservative who is concerned JoeF?

No, Cat Asstrophy.

Like a regular pointed out when you guys were getting dragged around Joe Mannix's trolling chariot for the 2nd time in as many weeks, search the hashes...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (ZSK0i)

396 Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith to plead guilty for lying about Trump-Russia.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (ptqGC)

397 319
@Techno_Fog



NYT -



Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.



Story broke by

@adamgoldmanNYT

*****

Adam is a deep State WHORE

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 14, 2020 11:52 AM (1Dmt5)

DISMISSED! MANDAMUS!

Posted by: Judge Sullivan McJerkface at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (fa1mM)

398 370 Are there any hills in Chicago? The land near the lakefront slopes down a little bit, but hills?
Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 11:45 AM (qpX6U)

It doesn't have any green rolling hills. They're only in West Virginia.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (lgiXo)

Chicago is as flat as a pool table. As you head west towards the Mississippi you get some hills.

Ugly town. Evil.
Great food. Lots of trim.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (ifmtJ)

399 So what did clinesmith lie about?

Posted by: Concerned conservative who is concerned at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (XlGM6)

400 Communism is a brightly-colored box with a broken toaster inside.

Posted by: Cyberdyne Systems T-800 at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (k5f8h)

401 Marx in Antarctica.
There's a diary to be written about that.

Posted by: Zod at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (qXNVo)

402 Karl Marx grew up in Antartica. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (ifmtJ)

One of the photographic glass plates preserved from Shackleton's expedition shows an extra face in a portrait of his team. A scowling, petulant, soft, useless, bearded face.
Hmm.
Posted by: Zod at August 14, 2020


*
*

Time to say "We could use a man like Ernest Shackleton again"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (rpbg1)

403 Fox News is just now reporting that an FBI lawyer will plead guilty to making false state in the Russian collusion matter.

I'm wondering if this is the big announcement folks were saying that Barr was going to make today, or is there something bigger?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (ZSK0i)

404 Fox News is just now reporting that an FBI lawyer will plead guilty to making false state in the Russian collusion matter.

Posted by: Monty James at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (Zqz9o)

Does he get the Flynn treatment?

Posted by: BignJames at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (X/Pw5)

405 >>Why would Clinesmith plead guilty if he was going to get a DC jury that let him off because they hate Trump just so much they'll allow any illegality to pass?

..

Watered down charges with no prison recommend?

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (Q3ZwH)

406 isn't there some OT account where the prophet is asking God ... "would you spare the city for hundred good men?" ... the prophet eventually gets down to like ten good men, but can't find that many ... something like that.
Posted by: illiniwek at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (Cus5s)
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Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah.

That's a lot of chutzpah, arguing with God.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (WEBkv)

407 I still find it amazing these trolls are okay with cities being burned down by their compatriots.
Posted by: blake
---------

You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (bPH26)

408 386 >>Karl Marx grew up in Antartica. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:50 AM (ifmtJ)

You see, what we're talkin' about here is an organism that imitates other life-forms, and it imitates 'em perfectly. When this thing attacked our dogs it tried to digest them... absorb them, and in the process shape its own cells to imitate them.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (vuisn)

That....kinda fits

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (ifmtJ)

409 Can Barr give us some bigger fish please?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (ptqGC)

410 Clinesmith Didn't Kill Himself

Posted by: torabora at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (Y274z)

411 3

Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon -- married once, or still?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 14, 2020 11:13 AM

Just looked it up. Wow, still married, since 1988.

And for both is their only marriage.

That has got to be a record for any celebrity.

One marriage for each and it has lasted 32 years?

Wow, that is truly impressive for anyone involved in Hollywood.

I still remember first seeing Kyra from one of my favorite movies, "Heart and Souls". She was so adorable and sweet in that movie. Was great in "Phenomenon" as well.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (Do5/p)

412 I think that GorillaPundit is either right or this is a Seldon Crisis. Alternatively, the Adjustment Bureau just kicked into high gear, so watch out for guys wearing hats.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (n6NN6)

413 373
340 Tremors and Office Space are both the best movie ever made.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:54 AM (XTyi0)





Napoleon Dynamite and Strange Brew

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes , the Housekeeper at August 14, 2020 11:57 AM (PiwSw)

_________


Braveheart and Prometheus FTW!

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (WqPYg)

414 Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (9Fy8T) "

This, wholeheartedly.
We all need to remember this, every day.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

You bet. Look at the BLMers and antifa. What positive things are they doing? NOTHING.

They can only 'create' chaos and misery.

Even in their followers. A more malcontent group of people I've never witnessed.

Posted by: lizabth at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (L3Rsz)

415 >>>Communism wasn't a "European" movement. Stop lying.


You're right. It was a bowel movement. Created by, and for, psychopaths to murder millions of people in the past 100 years alone.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (HmZuC)

416 So what did clinesmith lie about?
Posted by: Concerned conservative who is concerned at August 14, 2020 12:00 PM (XlGM6)
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His lips were moving.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (WEBkv)

417 364 Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (z8TLX)

Uh Christianity is about Christ.
------------------
Correct. But the Messiah is know to the Zoroastrians 800 years before Moses as the Saoshyant. The Avesta, what's left of it, is a really interesting book. I should also point out that the Greeks were in awe of Zoroaster. Then there is Harry Potter.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (z8TLX)

418 400 Communism is a brightly-colored box with a broken toaster inside.
Posted by: Cyberdyne Systems T-800 at August 14, 2020 12:01 PM (k5f8h)

You're thinking of Gwyneth Paltrow.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (/EuRN)

419 all right, off to class. I'll be back to play later, if I can.

Have fun, be strong, make plans

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (ifmtJ)

420 Nooooooooooooooooood! Tempered expectations.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (7coXl)

421 This new commenter "///////" is totally above board and believable.

We should all listen.

Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (XTyi0)

422 >>Ahh, the hell with it, it's Friday, screw Soros. Lets get drunk and fuck!


Like these guys, LOL

https://tinyurl.com/yy5w39r3

Posted by: Lizzy at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (bDqIh)

423 Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.


We've found our sacrificial lamb

Posted by: It's me donna at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (Zmnko)

424 Another way of looking at this has long been expounded on by Richard Fernandez of PJ Media, aka Wretchard of the Belmont Club. He has long written about the "Design Margin" of Society, and how so many places are now exceeding it.

The "Design Margin" is the safety factor engineers design into their creations; an engine may be certified to a certain point, but the "design margin" allows it to be revved past that without destroying it. Same things goes for stress tolerance in aircraft design and the like. Good engineers always build in a healthy "design margin" and so do healthy societies. In a system with a healthy design margine, a lot can go wrong and the System can still take it.

BUT - decaying societies take advantage of that design margin more and more - they don't punish crime like they should, they don't support employment like they should, etc., etc.. And they can get away with this for quite a while, because the original design margin still provides them enough stability to get away with this.

But because they are foolish, they being to think that the fact they got away with so much means they can get away with anything, and they push the limits more and more and more - and then they found out that they are just like the test pilot who pushed the limits of his aircraft until the wing snapped off in mid air. That's what's happening in NYC today, doesn't matter how hard they try to pull out of the dive now; they went so far past the design margin that both wings have snapped off, and there's no way left to go but down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (Kpl3J)

425 'I still find it amazing these trolls are okay with cities being burned down by their compatriots.'

For them, destruction is a feature, not a bug. Anarchy is the goal.

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (qpX6U)

426 Tempered expectations.

Looks like my question was answered.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (ZSK0i)

427 Re the 70's, I can survive a lot as long as Disco does not return.

Disco gets a bad rap. Compared to what passes for dance music now, it's amazing. Real guitar, real bass, real drums, and no Auto-Tune.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (ZGrMX)

428 "Diary, 11 November, 1914:

"No food...water is scarce. Ate dogs last week. No news from Crean's team...help seems remote...must make my peace....annoying German guy still talking at me....dialectic something....must....kill him first....then die"

Posted by: Zod at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (qXNVo)

429 Trump October Surprise(s)

-Bahrain and Kuwait sign peace deal with Israel
-Trump buys Greenland
-One of Trump's sons announces NYC mayoral run--won't win, but will allow a Staten island moderate to sneak in and win
-Saudi Arabia signs peace agreement with Israel
-Barr and Bull Durham start some shit

Posted by: JoeF. at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (7ixfo)

430 What's in the boxxxx?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (vuisn)

431 Chicago is as flat as a pool table.

LOL. Chicago has a "Ridge Road". If you stand a few blocks away from it, you will notice a very slight change in elevation upwards, if you squint hard.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 14, 2020 12:04 PM (I2/tG)

432 So has Clinesmith REPORTED HIMSELF to the bar(s) he is licensed to practice in for his breach of his professional ethics?

Posted by: torabora at August 14, 2020 12:04 PM (Y274z)

433 Scotch? Someone said scotch. Once again the mental acumen of Teh Horde leaves me in awe. Ya'll know the right answer to every question.

Posted by: creeper at August 14, 2020 12:04 PM (XxJt1)

434 I still remember first seeing Kyra from one of my
favorite movies, "Heart and Souls". She was so adorable and sweet in
that movie. Was great in "Phenomenon" as well.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (Do5/p)

________


She was very good in the TV series "The Closer" and viscerally made you want to hate her as the mother in "Second Hand Lions" -- the way Mary Tyler Moore made you hate her as the mom in the film "Ordinary People."

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 12:04 PM (WqPYg)

435 'Communism is a brightly-colored box with a broken toaster inside.'

Communism is a boot stamping on a human face, forever.

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 12:04 PM (qpX6U)

436 I have prayed for 2 things. That Dems be shown for what they really are, and Vindication and Freedom for Mike Flynn.
My sense is that BOTH those prayers could be answered today with revelations from Durham's investigations.
God willing, today is Just the beginning.

Posted by: rld77 with coffee at August 14, 2020 12:05 PM (+sNfV)

437 Posted by: eleven at August 14, 2020 11:58 AM (XTyi0)

It always comes down to on whether it's someone the morons like or not .

Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 12:05 PM (l5u9H)

438 >>I'm wondering if this is the big announcement folks were saying that Barr was going to make today, or is there something bigger?

What Barr said last night was that today a significant but not earth shattering announcement would be made and it would be an indication of where the investigation is headed and more significant announcements would be coming before the election.

He never said it was a HUGE announcement and in fact went out of his way to keep expectations for today's announcement low.

If indicting a relatively senior FBI lawyer for altering evidence to get the Carter Page FISA which enabled all the spying on the Trump campaign is small potatoes I think we can expect more substantive things over the coming weeks and months.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 14, 2020 12:05 PM (ZLI7S)

439 384 I will be bringing more Buffalo Trace bourbon to all future MoMe I attend.

Shit is good stuff.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 14, 2020 11:59 AM (ifmtJ)


Concur.

I don't often drink

...but when I do, it's Buffalo Trace.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 12:05 PM (zfI7P)

440 "God is behind all of history, but sometimes it is more obvious than others. And to me, this just feels like one of those times."

Amen, broski. We could use a hand right about now.

Also, Rudy and Trump are racists because they don't think black people should be forced to live in shitholes with failing schools, rampant crime and no hope for the future. What monsters!

Posted by: Botched_Lobotomy at August 14, 2020 12:05 PM (lRrON)

441 Crazy haired old German fuck hunkered down in a snow bank, shivering, muttering about those bourgeois little bastards in their little tuxuedos. False class consciousness made sartorial!

Hoarding all the mackerel.

Monopolizing the means of production.


Grrrrr.....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 14, 2020 12:06 PM (/EuRN)

442 For them, destruction is a feature, not a bug. Anarchy is the goal.
Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (qpX6U)
-------------

Truly, if these idiots ever got what they said they wanted, they'd end up sitting on a pile of rubble, wondering if being king of a pile of ashes was worth it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at August 14, 2020 12:06 PM (WEBkv)

443 #425 Anarchy will reslt in no food, power, fuel, trash service, police, fire or running water.

And no TP

Posted by: torabora at August 14, 2020 12:06 PM (Y274z)

444 'Chicago is as flat as a pool table.

LOL. Chicago has a "Ridge Road". If you stand a few blocks away from it, you will notice a very slight change in elevation upwards, if you squint hard.'

Today's Chicago landscape is probably all artificial, all fill. Before settlement, it was a complex of wetlands, fens, bogs, wet prairies, etc. It was a naturalist's wet dream.

Posted by: gp, Chargay d'Affaires du Chat at August 14, 2020 12:06 PM (qpX6U)

445 429
Trump October Surprise(s)



-Bahrain and Kuwait sign peace deal with Israel

-Trump buys Greenland

-One of Trump's sons announces NYC mayoral run--won't win, but will allow a Staten island moderate to sneak in and win

-Saudi Arabia signs peace agreement with Israel

-Barr and Bull Durham start some shit

Posted by: JoeF. at August 14, 2020 12:03 PM (7ixfo)

_________


-Four members of the Supreme Court mysteriously die within days of one another.

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 12:07 PM (WqPYg)

446

National Data Progress Poll

Biden 52
Trump 40

That's a two point shift to Biden in less than two weeks.

Posted by: Gildersleeve at August 14, 2020 12:10 PM (pMr+7)

447 It always comes down to on whether it's someone the morons like or not .
Posted by: ///// at August 14, 2020 12:05 PM


Whatever.

There is a difference between "Black Lives Matter!!!" and
"Of Course black lives matter, all lives matter"

Posted by: Chuck C at August 14, 2020 12:10 PM (d/5jB)

448 412 I think that GorillaPundit is either right or this is a Seldon Crisis. Alternatively, the Adjustment Bureau just kicked into high gear, so watch out for guys wearing hats.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (n6NN6)


I hadn't considered the possibility of this being a Seldon Crisis, but if this is, in fact, a Seldon Crisis, then Donald Trump is The Mule.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 12:10 PM (zfI7P)

449 @445 ----Four members of the Supreme Court mysteriously die within days of one another.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Names please-- I want to be SURE it's the correct four.

Posted by: rld77 with coffee at August 14, 2020 12:10 PM (+sNfV)

450 137 >The CIA were taken by surprise by the Soviets' fall.


The CIA were taken by surprise

fixed
Posted by: DB- just DB. at August 14, 2020 11:30 AM (iTXRQ)

****

The CIA were taken by surprise . . .from behind, by an otter!

fixed and improved!

Posted by: Publius Redux at August 14, 2020 12:15 PM (Kx5f8)

451 BUT - decaying societies take advantage of that design margin more and
more - they don't punish crime like they should, they don't support
employment like they should, etc., etc.. And they can get away with
this for quite a while, because the original design margin still
provides them enough stability to get away with this.


_________



Good point about "design margins", Tom Servo.


Heard somebody on a radio show yesterday refer to collectivism (socialism, communism, Marxism, et. al.) as a "luxury good" -- in the sense that it's the tremendous successes of free (or relatively free) market economies that make it possible (and seemingly affordable) for these spoiled, idiot utopians to agitate for it.

[That, and the fact that history, human nature, math, physics, and causation are racist social construct tools of the white patriarchy oppressor!]

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 12:17 PM (WqPYg)

452 Names please-- I want to be SURE it's the correct four.

Posted by: rld77 with coffee at August 14, 2020 12:10 PM (+sNfV)

________


Heh.

Posted by: ShainS at August 14, 2020 12:18 PM (WqPYg)

453
That's a lot of chutzpah, arguing with God.
Posted by: blake
-----------

Being certain of the outcome, allows a great deal of latitude, and even amusement, when 'bargaining'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 14, 2020 12:19 PM (WZ5i4)

454
Am I the only one why physically flinched at that fuse box picture with the screwdrivers?

Or was my electrical safety training just incomplete?

Posted by: Parker at August 14, 2020 12:48 PM (zV/fi)

455 273 Evil - in the form of Satan and his legions, is the weaker of the two, and all it can do is corrupt, degrade, and destroy. It cannot create.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 14, 2020 11:42 AM (9Fy8T)

And this is exactly why I think progressivism is evil. Because it, too, cannot create anything. All it can do is take what others have created and corrupt, degrade or destroy them.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 14, 2020 11:48 AM (zfI7P)


In a similar way Jesus said he is the light of the world and the devil was the prince of darkness. You cannot really create darkness, but you can easily create light-and light destroys darkness.

Posted by: Chillin the most at August 14, 2020 12:50 PM (lonOK)

456 "412 I think that GorillaPundit is either right or this is a Seldon Crisis. Alternatively, the Adjustment Bureau just kicked into high gear, so watch out for guys wearing hats.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at August 14, 2020 12:02 PM (n6NN6)

I hadn't considered the possibility of this being a Seldon Crisis, but if this is, in fact, a Seldon Crisis, then Donald Trump is The Mule."

On the other hand, he may be Hober Mallow.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at August 14, 2020 01:10 PM (n6NN6)

457 The United States IS God's Country. He made this Country. He touched the Founding Fathers, he protected George Washington when he was in the Sniper's sights. "Something" told that Brit Sniper NOT to shoot--had he, arguably the entire History of the World is changed.
He inspired and strengthened the brave Men who wrote and signed the Declaration.
He then again saved America in the War of 1812 so America could save the World--TWICE.
I am glad to read OregonMuse's thoughts on this as I have been having the same odd feeling myself. Something is brewing--we can only hope it is the destruction, for a LONG time, of the "Progressive" mindset and policies by granting PDT a Landslide and bringing the House/Senate along with him BUT THIS TIME, they cooperate with him unlike paulie ryano's reign.

Posted by: lbprouddeplorable at August 14, 2020 01:36 PM (yj+ui)

458 I've not read all the thread, just some of it.

The US is undoubtedly supported by God; it's abundantly clear.

But, well, so was Israel in ye olden days. Until it wasn't, and God allowed the babylonians and Assyrians to invade and destroy and carry off a whole bunch of people.

Now, that was God's will (the scattering of Israel) but it sure sucked for those in Israel at the time.

My fear is that God is moving the whole Second Coming along, which requires, well, lots of evil first. Evil that perhaps would be resrained with a Superpower America throwing its weight around.

So while God loves America, 1) we are wicked and being punished and 2) It's time to destroy America and let things progress.

I hope I'm wrong... but afraid I might not be.

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