Tonight's ONT Demands Justice!

Well, here we are. In one week it will be Christmas Eve. Are you ready for the holiday?

Christmas 2020.jpg

Yeah, I know, that's the Last Supper, not Christmas. I didn't make the meme.

I Know By The Pixels And By Seeing Quite A Few 'Shops In My Time

I've linked to photoshops by James Fridman before, but here's a new crop. The guy is a genius at giving people what they asked for, if not exactly what they wanted.

People Who Asked For Photoshop Help and Got Hilarious Results


Punisher Short


I'm linking to this instead of embedding it because it's a Punisher short and is thus NSFW. As you can imagine, it's bloody (see short, Punisher). Apparently little films like this are made all the time to sell studio executives on a particular show or series. I've never been a Punisher fan (I was always a DC guy, not a Marvel dude), but this is pretty good. I have no idea if the series or movie was any good or even if it was ever made.

THE PUNISHER: DIRTY LAUNDRY


Big Iron

Here's a song from a kinder, more gentle age. The hero is the same as the Punisher, except he's a lawman not a vigilante (I know, HUGE difference). Still, he's a man that went out and saw that justice was done.

Speaking of heroes....

And-Which Is More-You'll Be A Man, My Son

What heroes do.jpg

I'm not suggesting that anyone run into a burning building, but everyone should try and be a hero to someone else. Just for one day.


Easter Eggs

Details From Childhood Animated Movies And Cartoons We Never Noticed

Little know fact: At the Last Supper, when Jesus was telling his disciples about his coming crucifixion and resurrection, he warned them “And when I get back, I don't want to see any eggs, y'hear? I don't care what you do-paint them, hide them, whatever-but not a single egg, understand”? Thus an Easter tradition was born . And now you know the rest of the story.


I Saw This Picture Posted Elsewhere

With the following statement:

What I don't get is why do people have this mindset that if they just follow these draconian measures everything will eventually be fine. Our benevolent overlords will eventually grant us reprieve after they declare victory over the virus.

Do people not realize that now that they've seen how you'll easily accept just about any ridiculous and totalitarian mandate they come up with that they'll be more willing to do it again and enforce even more and stricter measures?

And they'll do it under the guise of a 'pandemic', or whatever else they can think of to scare the sheeple into cowing to their every demand. They'll say "Look, there's another wave of cases coming. Our measures must not have been strict enough last time, so we need to be even stricter. We're all in this together. So just wear your mask, stay home, and eat your soylent green like the good, obedient peons that you are."

Covidclipse.jpg

This doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who studies history – which is one of the reasons history isn't taught anymore. * SPIT * Howard Zinn doesn't count.

Sauce


What A Lovely Christmas Commercial

Link goes to a Facebook video

H/T to The Real Iris. We'll make her a Moron yet, Jim!

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Join us Iris


Mug Shots

Old Mug Shots Fuel Art, and a Debate on Privacy

A bunch of mug shots from the 50s got thrown out by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. Someone rescued them from the trash, someone else bought a bunch at a flea market, and now they are marketing reproductions as kitsch art. So here's the question: entrepreneurship or invasion of privacy? When I was a child, my grandfather ran a junk store. I loved that place, you never knew what you'd find. Once I found a couple of really old framed photos from the 20s, and I asked my grandfather who they were.

“Them's ancestors, boy” he told me.
“Whose ancestors Grandpa?” I asked.
“Anyone that pays me for 'em” he answered with a twinkle in his eye.

Thoughts?

Tonight's ONT brought to you by Christmas bon mots:


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1 Hah!

Posted by: Hrothgar - just Hrothgar - at December 17, 2020 09:59 PM (87oRe)

2 1sy

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 09:59 PM (VcFUs)

3 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at December 17, 2020 09:59 PM (fLVm1)

4 Sponge!

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 09:59 PM (Ojki1)

5 Well i shall fetch them.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 09:59 PM (VcFUs)

6 Evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 09:59 PM (Rvt88)

7 John the Baptist and Billy the Kid had the same middle name.  In case you didn't know.

Posted by: Cynical Sock Monkey... the political process is dead. at December 17, 2020 10:00 PM (QyGxn)

8 ONT - because we must!

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Ps5:8-11

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Holey Moley
at December 17, 2020 10:00 PM (wmyHK)

9 Wan't me to sing you a song Dave?

"Daisy, Daisy.......

Posted by: HAL 9000 at December 17, 2020 10:00 PM (o/0tJ)

10 I'm not suggesting that anyone run into a burning building, but everyone should try and be a hero to someone else. Just for one day.

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Send the royalties for this to my estate.

Posted by: Zombie David Bowie at December 17, 2020 10:00 PM (Ojki1)

11 evening

Posted by: wing at December 17, 2020 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

12 That kid saving his niece, already a mensch!

God bless him!

Posted by: Hrothgar - just Hrothgar - at December 17, 2020 10:01 PM (87oRe)

13 I see someone has come up with a very special Christmas card tailored to the Ilhan Omar demographic.

That's SO inclusive and shit.

*sniff*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:01 PM (fLVm1)

14 Nice Christmas commercial! Wow.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 10:03 PM (Rvt88)

15
Extended family is doing some Zoom thing, but face to face is history this year.
Oddly (or maybe not) the twenty-somethings and early thirty-somethings are the most paranoid of the Chinese flu, while the parents (that would include me) just roll our eyes and realize they are hopelessly brainwashed and it really isn't the hill to die on, if we want to keep the family members still talking to each other.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 17, 2020 10:04 PM (sy5kK)

16 We really need Christmas this year.

Posted by: iandeal at December 17, 2020 10:04 PM (vgGyZ)

17 bless us all.

Posted by: you gotta be shittin me pyle at December 17, 2020 10:05 PM (er/ld)

18 while the parents (that would include me) just roll our eyes and realize they are hopelessly brainwashed and it really isn't the hill to die on, if we want to keep the family members still talking to each other.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 17, 2020 10:04 PM (sy5kK)

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Talking to family members is overrated.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:05 PM (fLVm1)

19 Dirty laundry was a sizzle reel filmed in 2012 and starred Thomas Jane who played Frank Castle (in the 2004) movie in an effort to show that punisher was a viable property (just like the deadpool sizzle reel led to deadpool getting made) it eventually lead to the Jon berenthal version of Frank castle to appear on daredevil on Netflix and got a 2 season run of his own

Posted by: BruceWayne at December 17, 2020 10:05 PM (p40Pc)

20 horntoot 📯

If you have that Last Supper meme for Christmastime, I may as well link to the similar one I did for Thanksgiving, right?

http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/
norman-rockwell-thanksgiving-2020

Bonus poster bc I'm a giver
Northram v Christ
http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/
congregation-and-contagion-take-2

Posted by: mindful webworker
Holey Moley
at December 17, 2020 10:06 PM (wmyHK)

21 Tonight's ONT brought to you by Christmas bon mots:

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That' s very motsy !

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 10:06 PM (zr5Kq)

22 I'm linking to this instead of embedding it because it's a Punisher short and is thus NSFW. As you can imagine, it's bloody (see short, Punisher). Apparently little films like this are made all the time to sell studio executives on a particular show or series. I've never been a Punisher fan (I was always a DC guy, not a Marvel dude), but this is pretty good. I have no idea if the series or movie was any good or even if it was ever made.

THE PUNISHER: DIRTY LAUNDRY

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Thomas Jane made this 8 years after being in the substandard The Punisher film (a reboot that was then rebooted a few years later). People saw this as Jane wanting to get interest in doing the character right in a new movie. Marvel declined and a few years later we got the Netflix show (which I never saw so I can't comment on it).

Posted by: Zombie David Bowie at December 17, 2020 10:06 PM (Ojki1)

23 I like Big Iron.

Big .45 caliber Iron.

Applied to leftists...

Posted by: Norman Spiny at December 17, 2020 10:06 PM (o/0tJ)

24 Thanks for the content and funneh, WeirdDave.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at December 17, 2020 10:06 PM (9IdCK)

25 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at December 17, 2020 10:07 PM (SchxB)

26 Talking to family members is overrated.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:05 PM (fLVm1)


talking..is overrated. texting is it.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 10:07 PM (zr5Kq)

27 I just got a Christmas card from my brother and his family. One side has a cute photo of the four of them in front of their lovely home.

The other side has a picture of them all decked out and snow skiing. With their masks on.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:07 PM (U2p+3)

28 Judas got caught with his robe down during that zoom meeting.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 17, 2020 10:08 PM (88fNk)

29 I MISSED THE GAINS THREAD

* Rage meter: Alpha 1*

Posted by: Max Power at December 17, 2020 10:09 PM (QCc6B)

30 The other side has a picture of them all decked out and snow skiing. With their masks on.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:07 PM (U2p+3)

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I hear the cool kids are all wearing diving hard hats for their family Christmas pics.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:09 PM (fLVm1)

31 Also, mug shots are public information, no right to privacy.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 17, 2020 10:09 PM (88fNk)

32 Talking to family members is overrated.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020

Let me guess, you're the black sheep.

Posted by: Cynical Sock Monkey... the political process is dead. at December 17, 2020 10:09 PM (QyGxn)

33 Elon Musk tweeted that using pronouns is dumb. The lgbtqxyz123 bullies went apeshit and are demanding he apologize. Based on his past I doubt he will. He doesnt give many shits what others think of him and has more than enough fuck you money not to be intimidated.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 10:10 PM (q78c4)

34 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y92q8zm3

https://tinyurl.com/y8u2yedk

https://tinyurl.com/y7gsn8qc

https://tinyurl.com/ybvh9wso

https://tinyurl.com/yc76pntz

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2020 10:10 PM (qAR6u)

35 Great ONT WD!
And, happy birthday to SPONGE, Fenelon and of course, JJ

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:11 PM (Drr5h)

36 35 Great ONT WD!
And, happy birthday to SPONGE, Fenelon and of course, JJ
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:11 PM (Drr5h)

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*ahem*

Posted by: Jesus H. Christ at December 17, 2020 10:11 PM (fLVm1)

37 Skiing with a mask on. Lol.
I have seen a few people with on skiing but they are the oddballs not the norm.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 10:12 PM (q78c4)

38 Elon Musk tweeted that using pronouns is dumb. The lgbtqxyz123 bullies went apeshit and are demanding he apologize. Based on his past I doubt he will. He doesnt give many shits what others think of him and has more than enough fuck you money not to be intimidated.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 10:10 PM (q78c4)

That, and he's got his sights on being Emperor of Mars. Once he can set immigration policy, he never has to worry about SJW bullshit again.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 10:12 PM (0iWjY)

39
I've tried to keep up with The Steal and all of it's parts, but I've got to say that I'm getting numb. Not hyper, not angry, but saturated. Like a sponge full of water and can't hold another drop.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 17, 2020 10:12 PM (sy5kK)

40 The Punisher Dirty Laundry was made after the movie made with Thomas Jane. The movie was PG13 and Jane had wished it was R, so they made a short film to show what it could have been.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 17, 2020 10:13 PM (88fNk)

41 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yckbyxvd

https://tinyurl.com/ydypk23o

https://tinyurl.com/yays687s

https://tinyurl.com/yaschl4s

https://tinyurl.com/yalknof7

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2020 10:13 PM (qAR6u)

42 And there's Judas up in the top left corner, yanking it.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 10:13 PM (fUucE)

43 Old Mug Shots Fuel Art, and a Debate on Privacy

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It depends on how they count as public records. If they were looking for a suspect they would have posted them in a post office, so public. On the other hand if you were just one of "the Usual Suspects" it would be in a book in the police station that you couldn't just peruse through for fun, but you could if you were filing a report.

So...I guess kind of public? I don't see why Capone and Dillinger are ok and a random purse snatcher aren't. Then again, not all mug shots are from convicted people...

I guess unless you claim them guilty of something they weren't, entrepreneurship might win the day.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (Ojki1)

44 those mug shots will vote next election

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (Xih1H)

45 My older sister is coming for Christmas, so is her son and daughter in law. So that's going to be 3 households. Uh, oh.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

46 And there's Judas up in the top left corner, yanking it.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 10:13 PM (fUucE)

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Toss a man a few shekels and the first thing he does is stock up on kleenex and hand lotion.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (fLVm1)

47 >.

The other side has a picture of them all decked out and snow skiing. With their masks on.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:07 PM (U2p+3)


Good evening Nurse. I shipped a package to you today.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 10:15 PM (f/3kj)

48 JHC
Heh another few days. Definitely no coal in your stocking.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:16 PM (Drr5h)

49 Elon Musk tweeted that using pronouns is dumb. The lgbtqxyz123 bullies went apeshit and are demanding he apologize. Based on his past I doubt he will. He doesnt give many shits what others think of him and has more than enough fuck you money not to be intimidated.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 10:10 PM (q78c4)

That, and he's got his sights on being Emperor of Mars. Once he can set immigration policy, he never has to worry about SJW bullshit again.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 10:12 PM (0iWjY)

Hes just enjoying being from Texas now

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2020 10:16 PM (Xih1H)

50
And now with that person who said Roberts was yelling at the new SC members to lay down, roll over, and fall in line, I have gotten angry again.

Justice Joan Roberts, if you somehow think riots won't occur from the right-Trump supporters, you are dumber than I thought.

Because there is no future real election if we don't fix this one first.

And remember, we practice, not just purchase.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 17, 2020 10:16 PM (sy5kK)

51 Loved the Omar Christmas Card. Too bad the DOJ was too lazy to prosecute her for immigration fraud. Removing her from office might have made a dent in the Somali vote buying fraud, too.

Posted by: EveR at December 17, 2020 10:16 PM (DsGxB)

52 If you're looking for great short films, and there are a ton of them, this is the best place to go:

https://www.firstshowing.net/category/shortfilms/

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 10:17 PM (1YlHz)

53 Good evening, Maud'dib!


Thank you!!! I will keep an eye out.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:17 PM (U2p+3)

54 33 Elon Musk tweeted that using pronouns is dumb. The lgbtqxyz123 bullies went apeshit and are demanding he apologize. Based on his past I doubt he will. He doesnt give many shits what others think of him and has more than enough fuck you money not to be intimidated.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 10:10 PM (q78c4)

Hopefully he is bastard enough to track down the names of people hounding him and makes sure none of them are ever employed in a company he owns. Or if he is really a bastard, one that contracts services/supplies with any of his companies.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:17 PM (Ojki1)

55 Good evening.

Great ONT, WD!

I'm still laughing at those photoshopped pictures.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

56 So I drink about six to 12 beers a day and I've actually lost weight during quarantine. I missed the GAINZ thread so this is my post mortem:

1. Intense, INTENSE, high intensity cardio in the morning. I'm the guy who bragged about doing 100 burpees on all the GAINZ threads this year. Turns out doing 100 burpees every morning at the age of 29 would have consequences. I blew out my elbow. So I started doing old school burpees without the push up. It turns out once you get up to speed this is crushingly hard. Twice as hard as "regular" burpees. Then I found out I can do A bunch of upper body weight training that doesn't hurt my elbow. THEN I STARTED TO SQUAT BRO.

TL;DR

You need to workout now now than ever, intense cardio will keep you sane

Posted by: Max Power at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (QCc6B)

57 44 those mug shots will vote next election
Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (Xih1H)

Just as they have for the last 40 years.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (Ojki1)

58 #LearnMandarin

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (EZebt)

59 My older sister is coming for Christmas, so is her son and daughter in law. So that's going to be 3 households. Uh, oh.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (+lVUW)


20 going to my folks house. Emperor Wolf and Cousin It can eat shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (Z9NP8)

60 Jesus never talked on mute.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (QUOVv)

61 So that's going to be 3 households. Uh, oh.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

I'm shooting for five for our new Year's Day champagne and snacks afternoon. But I think we will only get four.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2020 10:20 PM (xT2tT)

62 Got an email from an account manager at Indeed and she lists her pronouns in her signature block.

They are she/her so it is strictly signaling.

I have no interest in having a discussion with this person.

Posted by: blaster at December 17, 2020 10:20 PM (ZfRYq)

63 Emperor Wolf and Cousin It can eat shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (Z9NP

Fvckin' A!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2020 10:20 PM (xT2tT)

64 Hello people!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 10:20 PM (9hauA)

65 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 17, 2020 10:21 PM (SRRAx)

66 Also morning cardio + intermittent fasting + no carbs till 6 = GAINZ

Posted by: Max Power at December 17, 2020 10:21 PM (QCc6B)

67 You need to workout now now than ever, intense cardio will keep you sane
Posted by: Max Power at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (QCc6B)

Keep?

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:21 PM (Ojki1)

68 The left: Don't trust authority

Also the left: If you don't do what Dr Fauci says right now without question we will all die.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:21 PM (qlFIA)

69 60 Jesus never talked on mute.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 10:19 PM (QUOVv)

That picture is fake. Everyone knows Jesus' words are red.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:21 PM (Ojki1)

70 My guess, younger family members do not want to infect those of us who are older.

Posted by: Goatweed at December 17, 2020 10:22 PM (90fhE)

71 Hi {{{Teresa}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:22 PM (TdMsT)

72 Evening all . CC n Pepsi

Posted by: Zeera books make great gifts at December 17, 2020 10:22 PM (zUdXR)

73 Hi Nurse!
I got a card from one of my nephews with his new fiance, his son and hers announcing the future family.
He's a good man and they all look very happy.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:22 PM (Drr5h)

74 Just because something is public information doesn't mean the township, municipality, whatever needs to put it on the Internet. Make people come down and ask for it. For instance, Thieves just need to go online, and see what property taxes are and what houses are going for and choose to rob that area. they don't even need to, live close to the area and tofind this info.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 10:23 PM (Rz2Nc)

75 round of negra modelo, on me

Posted by: grease monkey at December 17, 2020 10:23 PM (g741k)

76
That picture is fake. Everyone knows Jesus' words are red.
Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:21 PM (Ojki1)



When I read the red letters
And the ground began to shake
The prison walls started falling
And I became a free man that day

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

77 That picture is fake. Everyone knows Jesus' words are red.
Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:21 PM (Ojki1)

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And in Aramaic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:23 PM (fLVm1)

78 Had a nice Moscow Mule with Brooklyn Crafted Spicy Ginger Beer.

Posted by: blaster at December 17, 2020 10:24 PM (ZfRYq)

79 i'e never been in rhe top 100 before.

Need to go work out, its been a day and y'all are inspiring me. (ohhhh i appropriated the south's word, i'm not getting invited to the bbq!)

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:24 PM (EiPf6)

80 *chugs Negro Modelo*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 10:24 PM (Z9NP8)

81 {{{Nurse}}}

Dahlin.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:25 PM (TdMsT)

82 *prefers Blanco Modelo*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:25 PM (fLVm1)

83 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2020 10:25 PM (gi85U)

84 The hero is the same as the Punisher, except he's a lawman not a vigilante (I know, HUGE difference)
***

Not really, at least not anymore. The point of police and the legal system was to put in place neutral and fair arbitrators that would implement justice to the guilty and protect the innocent.

Our current judicial and legal system is more and more protecting the guilty in place of the innocent. Currently, this in spite of the law, if they succeed it will become part of the law just like in other authoritarian states.




Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:25 PM (qlFIA)

85 Comparison: Communist NK/China coercion 1956 (Biderman Report) to COVID
https://tinyurl.com/y7qxxsm5

Posted by: Eliciting Individual Compliance at December 17, 2020 10:25 PM (BBWrU)

86 Thanks, everyone, for the prayers offered earlier today.

Mrs. Texan and I talked and she mentioned that the liver doctors had said to up the Generlac and the Ursodiol if I could tell my ammonia level was rising. The only advantage of a hospital is that it's a controlled environment.

The increased dose is working and that's a good thing.

You're the best, Horde.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at December 17, 2020 10:26 PM (9IdCK)

87 no me importa el color, dame el modelo porfa

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:26 PM (EiPf6)

88 *prefers Blanco Modelo*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:25 PM (fLVm1)
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i call dibs on his, and want mine as well...

it's the best Mexican beer i've found over the years.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2020 10:26 PM (gi85U)

89 You're the best, Horde.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at December 17, 2020 10:26 PM (9IdCK)

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Don't forget the hot iron.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:27 PM (fLVm1)

90 Blanco Modelo = Modelo Especial

Posted by: grease monkey at December 17, 2020 10:27 PM (g741k)

91 The Last American Christmas should have more lights. And explosions. And bikinis.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 10:28 PM (QUOVv)

92 another round on me, this time, Modelo Especial for my compas in da houze

Posted by: grease monkey at December 17, 2020 10:28 PM (g741k)

93 >>> The Last American Christmas should have more lights. And explosions. And bikinis.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 10:28 PM (QUOVv)

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But mostly bikinis.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 17, 2020 10:28 PM (0UOOC)

94 gotta cook me some dinner, and get cracking on some food to prepare to take to Resident 3vil for her peeps next week.

the things i do to remain from being homeless...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (gi85U)

95 Oh! the gainz! i almost forgot.

I'm a wannabe pole dancer. I train in my garage now. Been dancing 7-8 years but im not very good. Having a baby sets yourfitness back! Since the lockdowns i've been taking zoom classes to learn tricks/routines and try to get more flexible. I still don't have splits but i'm getting there. I'm definitely at the best skill level i've been, though that isn't saying much. It has helped me lose 60lb though.
Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:01 PM (EiPf6)


If you ever need advice on technique and choreography, I'm sure the horde would be more than willing to provide advice via zoom.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (jOcSX)

96 Hopefully he is bastard enough to track down the names of people hounding him and makes sure none of them are ever employed in a company he owns. Or if he is really a bastard, one that contracts services/supplies with any of his companies.
Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:17 PM (Ojki1)


Lol about that, the person who produces SpaceX's webcasts was a man, until he decided that was boring, and he is now a "woman." So they're coming from inside the house.

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (S8ePJ)

97 91 The Last American Christmas should have more lights. And explosions. And bikinis.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 10:28 PM (QUOVv)

On backorder due to the Rona.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (Ojki1)

98 Winston!

It's wonderful to have good news, isn't it? I hope you get to visit them soon.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (U2p+3)

99 i'll be in and out, not that anyone really cares.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (gi85U)

100 Ladyl!

Hi, gorgeous!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (U2p+3)

101 I don't even know if we are allowed to have people from 3 households together because I've stopped paying any attention to that woman in Lansing.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

102 99 i'll be in and out, not that anyone really cares.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (gi85U)


I care.

Everything okay?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

103 So that Punisher short was only 8 years ago. In that 8 years the left has decided that the hoodlum in that short is actually the hero, and people like the Punisher are the real problem - and racist to boot.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:30 PM (qlFIA)

104
100 Ladyl!

Hi, gorgeous!!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (U2p+3)


I sure hope you're having a great week and getting ready to see your son in CA.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

105 Red,
You dork! I'm a be in your neck of the woods next week.

Is it true the head honcho of San Diego county said the restaurants could be open?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:31 PM (U2p+3)

106 I've noticed a lot of "what are you going to do about it" posts on other sites with threads about the election. Feds trying to goad people into making threats? Don't take the bait.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at December 17, 2020 10:31 PM (JUGX9)

107 colorado alex, there is a massive community of dancers on instagram, its the only reason i have the cursed spyware.

Also I fear i'm not quite what you're imagining. My type is less dancer's body and more...potato. Genetics.

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:32 PM (EiPf6)

108
Lol about that, the person who produces SpaceX's webcasts was a man, until he decided that was boring, and he is now a "woman." So they're coming from inside the house.
Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (S8ePJ)

As long as that person isn't publicly trashing Musk I don't see any reason they need to lose their job, especially as Webcast producer isn't one where you have to really trust that that person makes reasoned decisions.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:32 PM (Ojki1)

109 Oh! the gainz! i almost forgot.

I'm a wannabe pole dancer. I train in my garage now. Been dancing 7-8 years but im not very good. Having a baby sets yourfitness back! Since the lockdowns i've been taking zoom classes to learn tricks/routines and try to get more flexible. I still don't have splits but i'm getting there. I'm definitely at the best skill level i've been, though that isn't saying much. It has helped me lose 60lb though.
Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:01 PM (EiPf6)

If you ever need advice on technique and choreography, I'm sure the horde would be more than willing to provide advice via zoom.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 10:29 PM (jOcSX)

Oh, tickled pink has a new nic! Or we have our next tickles pink!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 10:32 PM (Rz2Nc)

110 The other side has a picture of them all decked out and snow skiing. With their masks on.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:07 PM (U2p+3)


Ugh

Skiing.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:32 PM (t+qrx)

111 73 Hi Nurse!
I got a card from one of my nephews with his new fiance, his son and hers announcing the future family.
He's a good man and they all look very happy.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote


There's something exciting about people coming together to make a family. I'll bet they all have a great Christmas.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:32 PM (+lVUW)

112 I see the northeast got slammed with a metric Buttigieg worth of snow.


I seem to recall every time the southeast gets hit with a hurricane the left laughs and says something about gorbul warmination or that God must be mad at the rednecks.


Well, looks like the New Yuckers and Gay Staters made someone mad.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:33 PM (qlFIA)

113 The Christmas meme made me laugh.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 17, 2020 10:33 PM (TqblR)

114 Nurse
It is good to hear from him.
They're in Florida, like the rest of the family.
He was a cop in Tacoma, went back on active duty, again, and is now a bird colonel at McDill doing things he can't talk about.

I may have to go to another wedding down there.
It'd be fun to see everyone again. His brother and his wife are bourbon aficianados. It makes for interesting sampling.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:33 PM (Drr5h)

115 45 My older sister is coming for Christmas, so is her son and daughter in law. So that's going to be 3 households. Uh, oh.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:14 PM (+lVUW)


Four households--at least--at my daughter's for three days!

Hahahahaha!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:33 PM (TdMsT)

116 Ivan E. Raiklin (Former Green Beret Commander)
@Raiklin

No more holding back @realDonaldTrump.
Use all of your constitutional powers and legal authorities to cleanse this nation of its transgressions. The corruption runs much deeper than anyone fathomed.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (QUOVv)

117 Also i watched The Punisher on netflix. Heavy stuff. Frank is made of what older generations recognize, he's gritty. And vengeful. Intense but good show.

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (EiPf6)

118 @99 redc14-I care! In and out of consciousness, sobriety or the hamburger joint?

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (0jZnq)

119 I've noticed a lot of "what are you going to do about it" posts on other
sites with threads about the election. Feds trying to goad people into
making threats? Don't take the bait.
***

The left is very, very worried that Trump might pull this out. Presumably by something along the lines of the Insurrection Act and the interception of communication from Election Theft night.

Getting someone to go off early and half cocked would make it easier for them to roll people up I suppose.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (qlFIA)

120 Ugh

Skiing.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:32 PM (t+qrx)


Hi Hogmartin!

Don't you ski?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

121 Comparison: Communist NK/China coercion 1956 (Biderman Report) to COVID
https://tinyurl.com/y7qxxsm5

Posted by: Eliciting Individual Compliance at December 17, 2020 10:25 PM (BBWrU)


Even I never realized how a steady unrelenting diet of fake news would make the populace this compliant so quickly!

Posted by: Zombie Professor B F Skinner -You get a reward and you get a reward, and...! at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (87oRe)

122 Someone gave me a bottle of chocolate wine. I usually like normal wine. Has anyone ever drunk that stuff? I'm wondering whether it's worth opening it. It looks like chocolate milk.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

123 All I want for Christmas is a leader that will do what is needed to save this Republic before it is stamped out in January.



Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:35 PM (qlFIA)

124 103 So that Punisher short was only 8 years ago. In that 8 years the left has decided that the hoodlum in that short is actually the hero, and people like the Punisher are the real problem - and racist to boot.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:30 PM (qlFIA)

In fairness, in a real society based on Laws and build on principles the Punisher _is_ a problem. Heck, even other vigilantes tend to not like Punisher very much.

In modern America he is likely to soon be a rallying symbol for those unable to get justice in the system (or by visiting their Godfather).

The rise of violent vigilantes is not a good thing.

But it is a predictable and nigh inevitable thing when no other justice exists.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:36 PM (Ojki1)

125 Someone gave me a bottle of chocolate wine. I usually like normal wine. Has anyone ever drunk that stuff? I'm wondering whether it's worth opening it. It looks like chocolate milk.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

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BESURETODRINKYOURALCOHOLICOVALTINE

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (fLVm1)

126 Someone gave me a bottle of chocolate wine. I usually like normal wine. Has anyone ever drunk that stuff? I'm wondering whether it's worth opening it. It looks like chocolate milk.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

Chocolate covered grapes are good. Not sure about the wine.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (Rz2Nc)

127 Don't you ski?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)


Newp. I don't go in for that sort of thing; it looks like someone could get hurt. Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)

128 119 I've noticed a lot of "what are you going to do about it" posts on other
sites with threads about the election. Feds trying to goad people into
making threats? Don't take the bait.
***


So how do we tell the difference between the Feds and the trolls?

Or, other than the Feds get paid better and have a retirement plan and health insurance, is there any measurable difference?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 17, 2020 10:38 PM (sy5kK)

129 I'm wondering whether it's worth opening it. It looks like chocolate milk.
Posted by: nerdygirl

I'm not a fan.

Sort of the Zima of wine if you will.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 10:38 PM (Rvt88)

130
Newp. I don't go in for that sort of thing; it looks like someone could get hurt. Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)


Skiing is such a rush. I love it, but don't do it any more, because I live alone.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

131 120 Ugh

Skiing.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:32 PM (t+qrx)


Hi Hogmartin!

Don't you ski?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

Skiing is OK.

But I don't surf!

Posted by: Charlie at December 17, 2020 10:39 PM (Ojki1)

132 127 Don't you ski?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

Newp. I don't go in for that sort of thing; it looks like someone could get hurt. Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)

Skiing never hurt nobod....oaf!

Posted by: Zombie Sonny Bono at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (Ojki1)

133 Didn't a representative from Minnesota engage in an incestuous relationship with her brother? Or was her brother her husband? Second husband?

Merry Christmas Minnesota!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (WOYcU)

134 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (87oRe)

135 Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads is a fine, fine album.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (YynYJ)

136 Newp. I don't go in for that sort of thing; it looks like someone could get hurt. Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)

You have sand dunes, you could probably ski those, with or without snow.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (Rz2Nc)

137 {{{Hrothgar}}}

Are you all snowed in?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

138 Skiing is such a rush. I love it, but don't do it any more, because I live alone.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)


A little too much of a rush for me. Don't they have... I don't know, group trips for that? Seems like living alone shouldn't stop you.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (t+qrx)

139 127
Hogmartin, snort! a chair!

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (EiPf6)

140 Skiing is wonderful fun! Especially when you can do it with your kids. And as they grow, they get better, and faster, and jump everything in sight. Before you know it, you realize how nice and cozy the lodge is with a nice cocktail after about a dozen runs.

Let the kids wear themselves out.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (U2p+3)

141 133 Didn't a representative from Minnesota engage in an incestuous relationship with her brother? Or was her brother her husband? Second husband?

Merry Christmas Minnesota!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (WOYcU)

Forget it Bone, It's Somaliatown.

Posted by: Bete with a stylish hat at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (Ojki1)

142 140 Skiing is wonderful fun! Especially when you can do it with your kids. And as they grow, they get better, and faster, and jump everything in sight. Before you know it, you realize how nice and cozy the lodge is with a nice cocktail after about a dozen runs.

Let the kids wear themselves out.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (U2p+3)


Our family belonged to a ski club for years. It was hard to keep up with the kids, though.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

143 You have sand dunes, you could probably ski those, with or without snow.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (Rz2Nc)


I don't know if you could actually ski the dunes. People do cross-country skiing around here. I think that might be something I would do, if I did, which I don't.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:43 PM (t+qrx)

144 I think we are all in agreement that when you willingly cede liberty and power to the powers that be that they will only squeeze tighter going forward.

However, people have been under totalitarian rule before and surely will again.

And yet totalitarian regimes come and go.

Has anyone ever done a statistical analysis on how long between the inception of totalitarian governments/regimes and their ultimate overthrow?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 10:43 PM (gk0Yz)

145 I miss skiing. The hills around all got bought by resorts and the prices are soooo high compared to my youth. (i'm 29+5 so its not too distant).

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:43 PM (EiPf6)

146 For t hose in need of a cooler after today's news set their hair on fire. Here's Bob Hope's Xmas tour, released the year of my birth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPMDkYp4-o8

Posted by: exdem13 at December 17, 2020 10:43 PM (W+kMI)

147 I've never been an alpine skier. Cross country is a lot more my speed and I'm way out of practice.
Doesn't matter how flat some terrain looks. There's always a slope.
If snow conditions are right and the slope is enough, it can be a great rush.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (Drr5h)

148
A little too much of a rush for me. Don't they have... I don't know, group trips for that? Seems like living alone shouldn't stop you.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (t+qrx)


Nobody my age is skiing any more. Also--if I break something, who the heck would look after me?

However, I would love to ski just one more time...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

149 Bar none, the best Mexican beer is Bohemia.

Posted by: Armchair Sinner at December 17, 2020 10:45 PM (Nig2g)

150 Hogmartin,
X country is great! Skate skiing takes a little more skill and coordination, but it's a fun workout. And it's so nice to get into the back country.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:45 PM (U2p+3)

151 Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

I escaped today to mail Christmas cards, but I had to wait until the afternoon to chip my truck out of an ice block and clear the driveway to do it. Lot of tree and branch damage, fortunately, nothing hit my house (or the neighbors). I still haven't walked the entire property because of the ice.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 10:45 PM (87oRe)

152 However, I would love to ski just one more time...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

-----------

That's what I said.

Posted by: Zombie Sonny Bono at December 17, 2020 10:45 PM (fLVm1)

153
I escaped today to mail Christmas cards, but I had to wait until the afternoon to chip my truck out of an ice block and clear the driveway to do it. Lot of tree and branch damage, fortunately, nothing hit my house (or the neighbors). I still haven't walked the entire property because of the ice.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! at


I hate ice. Stay safe, Hrothgar.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

154 I've never been an alpine skier. Cross country is a lot more my speed and I'm way out of practice.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (Drr5h)


I could see ski camping being something I'd do if I'd gotten into it when I was a Boy Scout. It's not that I'm too old to learn, so much as it doesn't interest me enough to go seeking it out right now.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:46 PM (t+qrx)

155 148
Nobody my age is skiing any more. Also--if I break something, who the heck would look after me?
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

A big dog with a little cask around their neck?

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:46 PM (Ojki1)

156 136 Newp. I don't go in for that sort of thing; it looks like someone could get hurt. Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)

You have sand dunes, you could probably ski those, with or without snow.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


There are ski slopes. The problem is that you spend a lot of time in lift lines because the slopes aren't like real mountains. It's up, a nice ski down, then right back in line for the lift.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:46 PM (+lVUW)

157 And hogmartin,
There's always biathlon. Those are some serious athletes. Holy crap.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:46 PM (U2p+3)

158 Nobody my age is skiing any more. Also--if I break something, who the heck would look after me?

However, I would love to ski just one more time...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)


Mad River Mountain MoMe.

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 10:47 PM (S8ePJ)

159
Has anyone ever done a statistical analysis on how long between the
inception of totalitarian governments/regimes and their ultimate
overthrow?

***

This runs into a problem of definitions. The Soviets rose and fell over the course of about 80 years, but before them you have the Tsar and after Putin. Obviously the Tsar and Putin were better , being mere authoritarians but...Russians haven't had much time where you could call them free. Ever.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:47 PM (qlFIA)

160
Has anyone ever done a statistical analysis on how long between the inception of totalitarian governments/regimes and their ultimate overthrow?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 10:43 PM (gk0Yz)


Generations, in many causes.

Which is why I'm scared as shit.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

161 A big dog with a little cask around their neck?

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:46 PM (Ojki1)

How about a small dog with a cask around his neck?

Posted by: Conor T. Hrothgar at December 17, 2020 10:47 PM (87oRe)

162 Has anyone heard from RI Red?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:48 PM (U2p+3)

163
Mad River Mountain MoMe.
Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 10:47 PM (S8ePJ)


I like Snow Trails better!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

164 Hopefully he is bastard enough to track down the names of people hounding him and makes sure none of them are ever employed in a company he owns. Or if he is really a bastard, one that contracts services/supplies with any of his companies.
Posted by: Bete

or their electric, auto driving car finds the nearest lake

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2020 10:48 PM (Xih1H)

165 162 Has anyone heard from RI Red?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:48 PM (U2p+3)


No. Do you think he's okay?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

166 Connie ?

Posted by: grease monkey at December 17, 2020 10:50 PM (g741k)

167 152 However, I would love to ski just one more time...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

The last time I skied, some snowboarder knocked me down and his buddy made him come back and apologize. I don't bounce the way I used to.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 17, 2020 10:51 PM (/+bwe)

168
X country is great! Skate skiing takes a little more skill and coordination, but it's a fun workout. And it's so nice to get into the back country.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 10:45 PM (U2p+3)


I loved downhill and cross country. One of the most fun things we did on skis was to ski frozen lakes. It's incredible.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

169 I don't know if you could actually ski the dunes. People do cross-country skiing around here. I think that might be something I would do, if I did, which I don't.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:43 PM (t+qrx)

LOL, I'm always going to take up cross country skiing next year. We have gently rolling hills here, it is beautiful covered in snow. Looking out my window, with the wood burning stove putting out the heat.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 10:51 PM (Rz2Nc)

170 Don't forget the hot iron.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 10:27 PM (fLVm1)


Sage medical device.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at December 17, 2020 10:52 PM (9IdCK)

171 I need my mug shots colorized.


And the crime scene photos de-colorized.

Posted by: Miklos, crime scene photographer and self-portraitist at December 17, 2020 10:52 PM (QzkSJ)

172 Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)



Tain't exactly Breckenridge but you could go on up to Caberfae or something...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 10:52 PM (ZSK0i)

173 Posted by: 18-1 at December 17, 2020 10:47 PM (qlFIA)

.....

Yeah, that's why I was hoping for perhaps a good read that might contained a nuanced, objective analysis.

My sense tells me that as time moves on that the median time-range for totalitarian rule must be every shrinking, but I could be dead wrong.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 10:52 PM (gk0Yz)

174 I'll say this about Fang Fang. She's hotter than Priscilla Chan.

Posted by: 3 Angry Irish Inches at December 17, 2020 10:53 PM (2D4BT)

175 Test

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

176 175
Pass

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 17, 2020 10:55 PM (Drr5h)

177 Did someone spill molasses in here? Things are moving a little slow...

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 10:55 PM (S8ePJ)

178 There's always biathlon. Those are some serious athletes. Holy crap.
Posted by: Nurse ratched


I had an actual teacher-

Student-"Why is it called the biathlon?"

Teacher (accredited Ed.D for all I knew)-"I think because they do it every two years"

Lil' Miklos-My time is done here

Posted by: Miklos, lard lessons of a 12 year old at December 17, 2020 10:56 PM (QzkSJ)

179 Bon sewer, fappeurs et fappoiselles!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 10:56 PM (nakwk)

180 Tain't exactly Breckenridge but you could go on up to Caberfae or something...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 10:52 PM (ZSK0i)


Yeah, there are some places up north.

I remember kids in high school going to Cannonsburg. Even not being a skier at all, I knew that was just a little silly.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:56 PM (t+qrx)

181 Seriously... a link to the NY Times...

Posted by: TSgtCiz at December 17, 2020 10:56 PM (af5xa)

182 Mr. Rogers, A War Hero:

https://youtu.be/ab0D0gKlsdA

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 10:56 PM (1YlHz)

183 Hey everybody. Hey ONT! Hey WeirdDave!

Re the top photo, Jesus is an interesting IT guy. He diagnoses every problem as PEBCAK. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 10:56 PM (L2ZTs)

184 Bon sewer, fappeurs et fappoiselles!
Posted by: Insomniac

Mind out he gutter.

They's gators in there.

Posted by: Miklos, also an Urban Legend at December 17, 2020 10:57 PM (QzkSJ)

185 *prefers Blanco Modelo*

I just spent 20 minutes checking if I had a cousin with that name.

I don't, for the record.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at December 17, 2020 10:57 PM (SchxB)

186 @148 Ladyl- I'll be 53 in a few weeks. Provided this covid BS doesnt effect the resorts in Tahoe too bad, I'll be up there. If I feel like it I'll just grab my pack, board and snowshoes and go back-hilling. Don't let age or being alone stop you. Make sure you have your medical insurance card on you and your cell has GPS if they need to find your carcass and go for it!

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 10:58 PM (0jZnq)

187 I think sand would be too sticky to ski on. Snow skiing works because the pressure from the skiers weight creates a micro layer of water that eliminates almost all friction.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2020 10:58 PM (V2Yro)

188 184 Bon sewer, fappeurs et fappoiselles!
Posted by: Insomniac

Mind out he gutter.

They's gators in there.
Posted by: Miklos, also an Urban Legend at December 17, 2020 10:57 PM (QzkSJ)

I've been told Florida Man don't fear gators.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 10:59 PM (Ojki1)

189 Tain't exactly Breckenridge but you could go on up to Caberfae or something...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 10:52 PM (ZSK0i)

Yes, right near Antrim county.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 10:59 PM (9UmRs)

190 Bon sewer, fappeurs et fappoiselles!
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 10:56 PM (nakwk)

Good sewer to you, too.

Also I thought it smelled like merde in here.

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 10:59 PM (S8ePJ)

191 Blanco Modelo*

I just spent 20 minutes checking if I had a cousin with that name.

I don't, for the record.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Una Paloma Blanca....

Posted by: Miklos "Slim" Whitman at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (QzkSJ)

192 @179 Insomniac-(fist-bump)

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (0jZnq)

193 AF: merde most foul!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

194 Say what you will about that commie ho, Fang Fang deserves an Iron Cross for playing the Dong Song on that dipshit gasbag.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings *President Re-Elect Donald Trump* at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (n4Ak0)

195 187 I think sand would be too sticky to ski on. Snow skiing works because the pressure from the skiers weight creates a micro layer of water that eliminates almost all friction.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2020 10:58 PM (V2Yro)

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Oh, now science.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (fLVm1)

196 Used to have a five acre place in Spokane. I bought a set of old wooden cross country skis and the boots to go with them. Would ski over my place and across the neighbor's place. I never got good at it but enjoyed myself.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (YynYJ)

197 My sense tells me that as time moves on that the median time-range for totalitarian rule must be every shrinking, but I could be dead wrong.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 10:52 PM (gk0Yz)


Do not forget the deliberately fostered dependence upon the state for subsidence, the ruthless control of communications, and cradle to grave indoctrination via state schooling and the incessant propaganda feed?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (87oRe)

198
Oh, now science.
Posted by: Cicero


Right?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (U2p+3)

199 Old joke but I'll share it anyway...

Hollywood is getting EXTREMELY desperate. How desperate you ask? They're coming out with a sequel to Hamlet.

The title? Baconlet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

200 They's gators in there.


Them's good eatin', Boudreaux...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, non-native Cajun at December 17, 2020 11:01 PM (ZSK0i)

201
Has anyone ever done a statistical analysis on how long between the inception of totalitarian governments/regimes and their ultimate overthrow?


A better question is how long after the establishment of totalitarian rule does it take for a more liberal form of government to reassert itself. As an added difficulty factor, how about in the case when liberty wasnt reestablished from without? (I.e Germany, 1945) We're on our own lcontinent here, whose going to invade/help overthrow the dictatorship?

Posted by: Weirddave at December 17, 2020 11:01 PM (NJ4H/)

202 Don't nobody be bringing up science now. Science is what got us into this huge mess in the first place!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

203 The title? Baconlet.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

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Begone, foul troll.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 11:02 PM (fLVm1)

204 195 187 I think sand would be too sticky to ski on. Snow skiing works because the pressure from the skiers weight creates a micro layer of water that eliminates almost all friction.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2020 10:58 PM (V2Yro)

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Oh, now science.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (fLVm1)

Great. Next it'll be math.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:02 PM (nakwk)

205 Una Paloma Blanca....

Not even as a pet.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at December 17, 2020 11:02 PM (SchxB)

206 Notsothoreau,
Hi, lovely lady. How are you? I think about your d your sweet doggies often and hope you are all enjoying this evening together.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 17, 2020 11:02 PM (U2p+3)

207 Nobody my age is skiing any more. Also--if I break something, who the heck would look after me?

However, I would love to ski just one more time...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)


Mad River Mountain MoMe.
Posted by: AF

Yeah, we used to run my son's Scout troop out there for a winter outing. Lotsa fun riding herd on 30 kids on skis.
Really, though, it was a lot of fun.

That used to be Valley Hi. Out there near Bell-fon-Taine.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at December 17, 2020 11:02 PM (ZCiJZ)

208 The title? Baconlet.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Arnold Ziffel to play lead?

Posted by: Miklospeare at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (QzkSJ)

209 200 They's gators in there.


Them's good eatin', Boudreaux...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, non-native Cajun at December 17, 2020 11:01 PM (ZSK0i)

Choot 'im Boudreaux, choot 'im!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (nakwk)

210 Cicero, it's true! Hollywood says Baconlet will be a sizzling drama!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

211 Posted by: Weirddave at December 17, 2020 11:01 PM (NJ4H/)

I'd say the EU is a clear indication those poofters did not learn a thing from WWII

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (87oRe)

212 186 @148 Ladyl- I'll be 53 in a few weeks. Provided this covid BS doesnt effect the resorts in Tahoe too bad, I'll be up there. If I feel like it I'll just grab my pack, board and snowshoes and go back-hilling. Don't let age or being alone stop you. Make sure you have your medical insurance card on you and your cell has GPS if they need to find your carcass and go for it!
Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 10:58 PM (0jZnq)


You're right.

I should continue to do what I'm capable of doing...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (TdMsT)

213 So apparently Cyberpunk got booted off the playstation store.

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (kOpft)

214 @199 qdpsteve-Boooooooooo-Hisssssss-mouth fart sounds...............

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (0jZnq)

215 Miklosphere, yup! Miss Piggy also has a featured role.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

216 Well, Half-Whitmer has got her dominatrix/totalitarian costume on:

https://tinyurl.com/HalfWhitmerDominatrix

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (SRRAx)

217 192 @179 Insomniac-(fist-bump)
Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:00 PM (0jZnq)

*return fistbump*

How's it going over there?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (nakwk)

218 Yes, right near Antrim county.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 10:59 PM (9UmRs)



For certain definitions of "close". A couple of counties down in Wexford County, not too far from Cadillac.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, non-native Cajun at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (ZSK0i)

219 Sharkman: if you sent me an e-mail, i ain't seeing it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (gi85U)

220 Them's good eatin', Boudreaux...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent,


An' what ain't, cher?

Posted by: Miklos Boudreaux at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (QzkSJ)

221 Ladyl- I'll be 53 in a few weeks. Provided this covid BS doesnt effect the resorts in Tahoe too bad, I'll be up there. If I feel like it I'll just grab my pack, board and snowshoes and go back-hilling. Don't let age or being alone stop you. Make sure you have your medical insurance card on you and your cell has GPS if they need to find your carcass and go for it!
Posted by: JROD

I'll be 65 in a few days, and would love to go skiing again at Snowshoe in W. Virginia, or Holiday Valley in Western New York.

Or go out west and ski in Colorado again; Steamboat Springs was a lot of fun.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (ZCiJZ)

222
That used to be Valley Hi. Out there near Bell-fon-Taine.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at December 17, 2020 11:02 PM (ZCiJZ)


Valley Hi is the first place I ever skied in Ohio. Isn't it Mad River Mountain now?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

223 216 Well, Half-Whitmer has got her dominatrix/totalitarian costume on:

https://tinyurl.com/HalfWhitmerDominatrix
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (SRRAx)

Wow. Definitely playing the role to the hilt there.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (nakwk)

224 Georgia Conducting Statewide 'Signature Match Review' Of Absentee Ballots
By Tim Pearce

Dec 17, 2020



They threw away the envelopes. What exactly will they match them to?


More fucking wanking from Kung Pao Kemp and Ratshitberger.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (QUOVv)

225 Ooooooh Tahoe. So wish I could be there, even with the cold weather.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

226 So apparently Cyberpunk got booted off the playstation store.


As always, I'll bite. Why?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:06 PM (ZSK0i)

227 What's green and smells like ham?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:06 PM (nakwk)

228 Definitely playing the role to the hilt there.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (nakwk)


Not a role, a lifestyle!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM (87oRe)

229 227 What's green and smells like ham?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:06 PM (nakwk)


No it doesn't.

I took a shower.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

230 Ooooooh Tahoe. So wish I could be there, even with the cold weather.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (L2ZTs)

---------

Nah, we're good. Thanks.

Posted by: Tahoe at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM (fLVm1)

231 @217 Insomniac-.....partly shitty with a chance of getting shittier, other than that not bad : )

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM (0jZnq)

232 Insom: Hillary's cooter?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

233 Hey NaughtyPine, how have you been?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM (t+qrx)

234 What's green and smells like ham?
Posted by: Insomniac

Sam, after a binge

Posted by: Miklos I am at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM (QzkSJ)

235 227 What's green and smells like ham?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:06 PM (nakwk)

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

Kermit's finger

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (CAJOC)

236 Has anyone ever done a statistical analysis on how long between the inception of totalitarian governments/regimes and their ultimate overthrow?

A better question is how long after the establishment of totalitarian rule does it take for a more liberal form of government to reassert itself. As an added difficulty factor, how about in the case when liberty wasnt reestablished from without? (I.e Germany, 1945) We're on our own lcontinent here, whose going to invade/help overthrow the dictatorship?
Posted by: Weirddave at December 17, 2020 11:01 PM (NJ4H/)

Historically it's rather rare for a totalitarian government to simply be replaced by a more liberal one. More often, the society is eventually destroyed in war, or as in the case of the Western Roman Empire or the Soviet Union, just collapses.

The South American countries are kind of a special case, in that most of them have spent 200 years cycling back and forth from dictatorship to elected leaders. But no matter what form of government they choose, they're all dysfunctional so it doesn't really matter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (V2Yro)

237 So apparently Cyberpunk got booted off the playstation store.


Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (kOpft)

Whoa, isn't that the new game that just came out? WTF happened there?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (9Om/r)

238 More fucking wanking from Kung Pao Kemp and Ratshitberger.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (QUOVv)


To be fair, they are very effectively and efficiently running out the clock.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (87oRe)

239 226 So apparently Cyberpunk got booted off the playstation store.


As always, I'll bite. Why?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:06 PM (ZSK0i)


So many defects the game is unplayable. Polish company that developed is is offering refunds.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (8C7+r)

240 I see you behind that mountainous sock Cicero :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 11:09 PM (L2ZTs)

241 Valley Hi is the first place I ever skied in Ohio. Isn't it Mad River Mountain now?
Posted by: Ladyl

Why yes, yes it is.

Mad River hill. There ain't no real mountains in O-Hi-O.

And how are you this evening, gentle friend?

I heard you and Shibumi have made nefarious plans for January.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at December 17, 2020 11:09 PM (ZCiJZ)

242

Kermit's finger
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (CAJOC)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:09 PM (TdMsT)

243 213 So apparently Cyberpunk got booted off the playstation store.
Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:03 PM (kOpft)

The images I have seen show it is _broken bad_ in terms of graphics on the PS4.

And Project CD Red supposedly was authorizing refunds, which I imagined swamped PSN reps.

Project CD Red dropped the ball pretending that PS4 and X-Box One could play this game. Maybe someday it'll be better, but it will never be as promised from what has been seen so far.

On the other hand I've heard it looks amazing on high end PCs.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 11:09 PM (Ojki1)

244 great ont

got sidetracked by the disney easter eggs article

watched The Wilds
goshdarnit season 1 ends on a cliffhanger
The villain is an uberlefty doing villainy for leftist reasons - I'm as pleasantly surprised at that as I was when I watched the Kingsman movie

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:09 PM (nUhF0)

245 I think sand would be too sticky to ski on. Snow skiing works because the pressure from the skiers weight creates a micro layer of water that eliminates almost all friction.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2020 10:58 PM (V2Yro)

Hmm, Michigan's dunes are around a big body of water, I wonder what would happen if you pumped that water up the dunes. Pics I've seen it's all dune buggy's and ATV.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (Rz2Nc)

246 Or go out west and ski in Colorado again; Steamboat Springs was a lot of fun.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at December 17, 2020 11:05 PM (ZCiJZ)


When I was 12 or so, my family took a trip out west, drove from Denver to San Diego and back. Stayed in Aspen, during the summer. The stay was cheap in the off season, nobody was there, and the scenery was amazing.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (t+qrx)

247 I heard you and Shibumi have made nefarious plans for January.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at December 17, 2020 11:09 PM (ZCiJZ)


Yes we have.

And we'll be very very dangerous when we've completed them.

So watch your step.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

248 To be fair, they are very effectively and efficiently running out the clock.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -

To be hung by the neck in the publick square, at noon.

Fine, use a sundial.

Posted by: Miklos I at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)

249 220 Them's good eatin', Boudreaux...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent,


An' what ain't, cher?
Posted by: Miklos Boudreaux at December 17, 2020 11:04 PM (QzkSJ)

Pizza Pizza!

Posted by: Little Caesars at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (Ojki1)

250 What have you got if you have two green balls in your hand?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (CAJOC)

251 To be hung by the neck in the publick square, at noon.



Fine, use a sundial.



But their feet will touch the ground.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 11:11 PM (QUOVv)

252 What have you got if you have two green balls in your hand?

Kermit's full attention.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at December 17, 2020 11:12 PM (SchxB)

253 So many defects the game is unplayable. Polish company that developed is is offering refunds.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (8C7+r)

Must only be the PS version with that problem. On PC, I've only had a few minor graphical glitches, and those have gone away since I downloaded new video drivers.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:12 PM (0iWjY)

254 What have you got if you have two green balls in your hand?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (CAJOC)

The Hulk's attention.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 17, 2020 11:12 PM (9Om/r)

255 And we'll be very very dangerous when we've completed them.

So watch your step.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)


You will be issuing no-go zone warnings, will you not?

Just to be fair...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:12 PM (87oRe)

256 I loaded the two pups up today for some errands in town. Just might call in tomorrow and go for a drive instead of working. Would be nice to see something different. Hope you and Lucy are in good spirits!

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at December 17, 2020 11:13 PM (YynYJ)

257 That SE Cupp chick in the whitewash safety glasses seems nice. Two-fisting Coney Island Whitefish on the halfshell would seem to be her forte.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings *President Re-Elect Donald Trump* at December 17, 2020 11:13 PM (n4Ak0)

258 Pizza Pizza!

Posted by: Little Caesars at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (Ojki1)



Big Alan Steele! Watch me flex my pecs...

Posted by: Vic Kevlar at December 17, 2020 11:13 PM (ZSK0i)

259 A mistake.

Posted by: Capt Kirk at December 17, 2020 11:13 PM (Z9NP8)

260 When I was 12 or so, my family took a trip out west, drove from Denver to San Diego and back. Stayed in Aspen, during the summer. The stay was cheap in the off season, nobody was there, and the scenery was amazing.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:10 PM (t+qrx)


I'm from just down valley, and it is gorgeous in the summer.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 11:13 PM (jOcSX)

261 You will be issuing no-go zone warnings, will you not?

Just to be fair...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:12 PM (87oRe)


Heavens, no.

You'll just have to be very careful.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

262 As an added difficulty factor, how about in the case when liberty wasnt reestablished from without?

.....

That would be interesting as well.

I actually think going forward that our ultimate liberation will not come from within.

I think the undoing of the Democrat over class will be at the hands of the Hispanic labor force, the Muslim immigrant or the continental African.

All three cultures have less value for civil society and human rights.

Obviously it's difficult to tell at this point whether or not Muslims giving homosexuals and transgenders discount BASE jumping lessons will be preferable to our current version of Twitter-rule.

But surely we understand AOC, Pelosi or Buttigeig types will not be able to easily subdue cultures with a more violent background.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 11:14 PM (gk0Yz)

263 You'll just have to be very careful.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:14 PM (TdMsT)


Head on a swivel 24/7, eh?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (87oRe)

264 Putting my hair on fire hat after reading about:

_the Chinese plague that Xi willfully allowed to spread throughout the world.

_our closing of certain China Embassies labeled spy and disinformation centers implanting agents in our government, med , tech , and academic centers etc

_China's ownership of Dominion

_China's ownership of the Biden's

_ DNI Ratcliff saying it is certain that China among other foreign entities *meddled* in our election

_China buying hundreds of thousands of acres of land adjacent to our military bases

_Solar Winds, an associate of Dominion, malware intrusion into various government and natsec agencies causing high tech alert at this moment

The public at large will soon be made aware that China is and has been at war with us and that we are going to engage with them.


The election will be nullified and violators of election laws will be tried as we defend the nation from internal and external attack..

Posted by: Braenyard at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (CZm2G)

265 235 227 What's green and smells like ham?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:06 PM (nakwk)

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

Kermit's finger
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (CAJOC)

Ah, someone with respect for the classics!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (nakwk)

266 @221 Bozo Conservative-I grew up in the Reno/Tahoe area. I was put in a junior ski program when I was 7 yrs old that the local recreation centers (remember those?) put on. Did that until someone invented snowboarding and that was it for skiing so thats pretty much all I've done since. I've wanted to put a set of skiis on again for the past few seasons. Just haven't done it.
I've been snowboarding out east Vermont and Maine but never to New York.

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (0jZnq)

267 Marvel declined and a few years later we got the Netflix show (which I never saw so I can't comment on it).

Posted by: Zombie David Bowie



It's very good. Bernthal did a fantastic job with the character.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (1YlHz)

268 I'm from just down valley, and it is gorgeous in the summer.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 11:13 PM (jOcSX)


I went swimming at the hotel every night we were there - maybe 50° air and clear dark sky. Really pretty. I'd definitely go back in the summer.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:16 PM (t+qrx)

269 So apparently Cyberpunk got booted off the playstation store.





As always, I'll bite. Why?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:06 PM (ZSK0i)

It's unplayable on PS4, and subject to frequent crashes on PS5. Apparently there are a lot of issues with other platforms.
Also, the developer offered refunds to unhappy customers, without clearing it with the middle men who'd actually pay the refunds, like Sony.

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (kOpft)

270 Kermit's finger
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (CAJOC)

Ah, someone with respect for the classics!
Posted by: Insomniac

Si!

Posted by: Giuseppi Miklos-Verdi at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (QzkSJ)

271 Ah, someone with respect for the classics!
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (nakwk)

---------

You wouldn't know a classic if it came up and bit you on the ass.

Posted by: A Priest, A Rabbi, And A Kangaroo at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (fLVm1)

272 So many defects the game is unplayable. Polish company that developed is is offering refunds.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at December 17, 2020 11:08 PM (8C7+r)

Must only be the PS version with that problem. On PC, I've only had a few minor graphical glitches, and those have gone away since I downloaded new video drivers.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:12 PM (0iWjY)



Wow, I've done a lot of gaming and I can't remember when a company's screwed the pooch like that.

I wonder if it'll run ok on an NVidia RTX 2060 with an Intel i7-9700?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (ZSK0i)

273 233 Hey NaughtyPine, how have you been?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:07 PM

I was at work past midnight two nights this week. So help me, if I find out any of my colleagues were slacking during the shutdown...

How have you been? Is it cold enough for you yet?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (/+bwe)

274 The election will be nullified and violators of election laws will be tried as we defend the nation from internal and external attack..

Posted by: Braenyard at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (CZm2G)



If they are not PROMPTLY tried and executed publicly, we have learned nothing as a civilization!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Rulers Have Earned, And Deserve, Different Rules! at December 17, 2020 11:18 PM (87oRe)

275 That card should say "happy eid" and be from Ilhan Nur, right?

Posted by: Flyover... at December 17, 2020 11:19 PM (Rbu5d)

276 Toss a man a few shekels and the first thing he does is stock up on kleenex and hand lotion.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)




He went straight to Publix with his bag of silver coins.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 11:19 PM (1YlHz)

277 @265 Insomniac-Hey, did you hear Ronald McDonald got busted?

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:20 PM (0jZnq)

278 I was at work past midnight two nights this week. So help me, if I find out any of my colleagues were slacking during the shutdown...

How have you been? Is it cold enough for you yet?
Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (/+bwe)


At work, in the building, or WFH? Either way, that's lousy. Sorry

It is cold enough for me, but not yet cold for long enough. Or else I'm not getting out in it enough since I'm at home. It still feels cold when I go outside, which it shouldn't. Give it a week, and I'll have acclimated.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:20 PM (t+qrx)

279 It's unplayable on PS4, and subject to frequent crashes on PS5. Apparently there are a lot of issues with other platforms.


Ok, maybe I'll wait a while. I burned up most of the rest of my drive space downloading Red Dead Redemption 2. By the time I save up enough money to tuck another M.2 SATA drive in, they'll have it tweaked up at least for PC...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:21 PM (ZSK0i)

280 Patrick Byrne had a noon interview https://tinyurl.com/y9gfwvop
and then was on Newsmax this evening. Again about the Hillary bribes.

Posted by: Operation Snow Globe at December 17, 2020 11:21 PM (BBWrU)

281 Jesus never talked on mute.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast





But He does use His inside Voice.

Not next time, though.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 11:21 PM (1YlHz)

282 The public at large will soon be made aware that China is and has been at war with us and that we are going to engage with them.

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That should be terrifying.

And it is the least bad possibility.

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:22 PM (kOpft)

283 7 John the Baptist and Billy the Kid had the same middle name. In case you didn't know.
Posted by: Cynical Sock Monkey... the political process is dead. at December 17, 2020 10:00 PM (QyGxn)

And Smokey T. Bear and Winnie T. Pooh...

Posted by: Flyover... at December 17, 2020 11:22 PM (Rbu5d)

284 Toss a man a few shekels and the first thing he does is stock up on kleenex and hand lotion.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)




He went straight to Publix with his bag of silver coins.
Posted by: Sharkman

Then met a lady behind the Dollar Store.

Posted by: Miklos is thinking a Brecht for the FABULOUS 21st fucking century at December 17, 2020 11:22 PM (QzkSJ)

285 272

Wow, I've done a lot of gaming and I can't remember when a company's screwed the pooch like that.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (ZSK0i)

Atari and their actions leading to the great video game crash of the early 80s comes to mind.

And guess who got ET for Christmas that year?

At least I didn't get Cyberpunk'd.

Posted by: Little Caesars at December 17, 2020 11:23 PM (Ojki1)

286 I burned up most of the rest of my drive space downloading Red Dead Redemption 2.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:21 PM (ZSK0i)


Totally worth it.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:23 PM (t+qrx)

287 Patrick Byrne had a noon interview https://tinyurl.com/y9gfwvop
and then was on Newsmax this evening. Again about the Hillary bribes.
Posted by: Operation Snow


Additional training.

OK?

Posted by: Fey Wray at December 17, 2020 11:23 PM (QzkSJ)

288 And Smokey T. Bear and Winnie T. Pooh...

Posted by: Flyover... at December 17, 2020 11:22 PM (Rbu5d)
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Mack The Knife

Posted by: President-Elect Boots at December 17, 2020 11:24 PM (oGBso)

289 Given that 1955 was 65 years ago, meaning that the youngest person in them is likely to be in his or her late 80s by now (back then you were a juvenile until you were 21, I think?), and that no names are attached.... meh... I don't think it's too likely that anyone's gonna be recognized from it.

Most likely, given the grim statistics associated with arrestees, they're all long dead.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:24 PM (6dXV7)

290 I think an interesting futuristic novel would be one that examined a future in which the three major Abrahamic religions allied together to battle the secular nations.

I could almost imagine an interesting partitioning of roles for each religion based on their intrinsic strengths and qualities and how they might coordinate to crush the atheistic and secular world.

Plenty of nations in play in such a scenario.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 11:24 PM (gk0Yz)

291 Off cheap pizza chain sock.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 11:25 PM (Ojki1)

292 Jack T. Ripper

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 11:25 PM (fLVm1)

293 The election will be nullified and violators of election laws will be tried as we defend the nation from internal and external attack..
Posted by: Braenyard at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (CZm2G)

The fraud should be taken as an act of war by the Chinese.

Our response should be to recognize Taiwan as the true and legitimate government of China and demand that the Communists surrender to them.

If they fail to do so, then see if India wants an ally in helping resolve its border dispute, and if they, Australia, and Japan are willing to lend their navies to helping strangle Chinese sea trade.

An alliance of only those nations plus us would have a commanding sea power advantage and a significant manpower advantage - India has almost twice the manpower of China (factoring Active, Reserve, and Paramilitary).

We would be able to bottle them in, shutdown all but overland trade, and starve them out. China is not invincible or inevitable.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:25 PM (0iWjY)

294 At work, in the building, or WFH? Either way, that's lousy. Sorry

It is cold enough for me, but not yet cold for long enough. Or else I'm not getting out in it enough since I'm at home. It still feels cold when I go outside, which it shouldn't. Give it a week, and I'll have acclimated.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:20 PM

That's how I'm feeling, too - like I shouldn't feel cold because it's not that bad yet.

I've had to go into work because the hardware is there for all the conversions I have to do. The kids are supposed to come back January 11.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 17, 2020 11:26 PM (/+bwe)

295 288 And Smokey T. Bear and Winnie T. Pooh...

Posted by: Flyover... at December 17, 2020 11:22 PM (Rbu5d)
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Mack The Knife

Posted by: President-Elect Boots at December 17, 2020 11:24 PM (oGBso)

That song is cool.

Posted by: Return of the Mack at December 17, 2020 11:26 PM (Ojki1)

296 Trump should challenge Biden to a game of Risk

Mano a mano

Posted by: Miklos, or maybe start in Australia at December 17, 2020 11:26 PM (QzkSJ)

297 277 @265 Insomniac-Hey, did you hear Ronald McDonald got busted?
Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:20 PM (0jZnq)

Why no. What happened?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:26 PM (nakwk)

298 The election will be nullified and violators of election laws will be tried as we defend the nation from internal and external attack..
Posted by: Braenyard at December 17, 2020 11:15 PM (CZm2G)

From your keyboard to God's ear. Thank you for all the great Bible verses, everyone.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at December 17, 2020 11:27 PM (+CiEK)

299 Smokey T. Bear

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 11:27 PM (fLVm1)

300 Totally worth it.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:23 PM (t+qrx)



So far, so good. Done with the intro and moving on to doing some jobs for the local sheriffs. Totes annoyed at nighttime wolf attacks...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:27 PM (ZSK0i)

301 Off cheap pizza chain sock.
Posted by: Bete


Shakey's it off.

Posted by: Miklos, who never huffed the dough at December 17, 2020 11:27 PM (QzkSJ)

302 We would be able to bottle them in, shutdown all but overland trade, and starve them out. China is not invincible or inevitable.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:25 PM (0iWjY)


It'll end in hot war. They won't accede to it. Not saying that it's not the least-bad option, but there's no way it doesn't go hot. Just stating the obvious, I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:28 PM (t+qrx)

303 So I ordered new phones for me and the family, as ours are becoming obsolete. Fedex is still telling me they're going to be delivered on Monday, even though they are now in a local sorting facility. I'm hoping they get here sooner than that.

On the plus side, tomorrow is my last day of work before two weeks of vacation. This, of course, means I will get sick on Saturday.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:29 PM (CAJOC)

304 301 Off cheap pizza chain sock.
Posted by: Bete


Shakey's it off.
Posted by: Miklos, who never huffed the dough at December 17, 2020 11:27 PM (QzkSJ)

And closed here for better than a decade.

And the Rona took out Chucky here as well. Fair well rat whose place I haven't been in in more than 2 decades.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 11:29 PM (Ojki1)

305 @297 Insomniac-He got caught sticking his 1/4 pounder in Wendy's Hot n Juicy.

Ok, maybe that's not a classic......

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:29 PM (0jZnq)

306 Jack T. Ripper
Posted by: Cicero


It was the "T" that kept him from promotion to General.

Posted by: Miklosian Vital Bodily Fluids, LLC at December 17, 2020 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)

307 > Atari and their actions leading to the great video game crash of the early 80s comes to mind.

Warner Broze put in a new CEO who'd formerly headed the Cannon Towel company.

The game programmers went to him and asked for (as I recall) a $0.25 royalty per cartridge (the cartridges were selling for $50-75 or so).

He refused, on the grounds that he'd never had to pay the towel designers any royalty.

Whereupon all the good programmers jumped ship and started Activision, and started keeping ALL the money. This was made much worse by the fact that Atari sold the consoles at a loss, planning on making it up by selling cartridges.

Mr. Towel then learned that you can't just call up Kelly Services and have them send over a temp who can squeeze a fun and playable game into 8K of memory. Such people are... scarce.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:30 PM (6dXV7)

308 history could be very unkind if Biden does actually steal this


the world is afraid of Trump


Biden is paid for by someone

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:30 PM (r4bSV)

309 "So far, so good. Done with the intro and moving on to doing some jobs for the local sheriffs. Totes annoyed at nighttime wolf attacks..."
-Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:27 PM (ZSK0i)

Those are no big deal.

Posted by: Morrowind's Cliff Racers at December 17, 2020 11:31 PM (Ckg4U)

310 wonder if it'll run ok on an NVidia RTX 2060 with an Intel i7-9700?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:17 PM (ZSK0i)

Sounds solid. Probably work.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:31 PM (0iWjY)

311 Such people are... scarce.


Whoops.

Whoopsie!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:31 PM (ZSK0i)

312 Biden is paid for by someone
Posted by: will choose

About 75 milliion Americans should file small claims cases against Biden

Posted by: Miklosian Legal Anarchy PLC at December 17, 2020 11:32 PM (QzkSJ)

313 Mr. Towel then learned that you can't just call up Kelly Services and have them send over a temp who can squeeze a fun and playable game into 8K of memory. Such people are... scarce.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:30 PM (6dXV7)

Also demonstrating that CEOs are not necessarily all that smart.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:32 PM (nakwk)

314 the world is afraid of Trump


Biden is paid for by someone
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:30 PM (r4bSV)

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Trump unleashed, backed by his billions of dollars and 73 million supporters, would be an elemental force.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 11:32 PM (fLVm1)

315 288 And Smokey T. Bear and Winnie T. Pooh...

Posted by: Flyover... at December 17, 2020 11:22 PM (Rbu5d)
-------------------

Mack The Knife

Posted by: President-Elect Boots at December 17, 2020 11:24 PM (oGBso)

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One of my favorite Christmas specials was The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas.

The bear's name was Theodore (Ted) Edward Bear

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:32 PM (CAJOC)

316 311 Such people are... scarce.


Whoops.

Whoopsie!
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:31 PM (ZSK0i)

Just like us, which is why Spotify must let us have editorial control over The Joe Rogan Program.

Posted by: Spotify Karens at December 17, 2020 11:33 PM (Ojki1)

317 Sounds solid. Probably work.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:31 PM (0iWjY)



Cool. And if I ditch an old small Sandisk SSD, I'll have enough SATA lanes free to stuff in a 2 Tb highspeed M.2 drive.

These newer games are really eating up the storage space.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:33 PM (ZSK0i)

318 312 Biden is paid for by someone
Posted by: will choose

About 75 milliion Americans should file small claims cases against Biden
Posted by: Miklosian Legal Anarchy PLC at December 17, 2020 11:32 PM (QzkSJ)

No standing.

Posted by: John Roberts, who totally wasn't on Epstein's island at December 17, 2020 11:34 PM (Ojki1)

319 It'll end in hot war. They won't accede to it. Not saying that it's not the least-bad option, but there's no way it doesn't go hot. Just stating the obvious, I guess.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 11:28 PM (t+qrx)

And like I said, if it goes hot, we don't necessarily have to send in the Marines, or the Army through the Indian border.

Their economy is so ridiculously dependent on sea trade that we could treat it like a siege. Lock down the ocean and wait until they get hungry enough to be reasonable.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:34 PM (0iWjY)

320

307 is true?!
wow that is a fuckup

here is another
Albertsons bought Lucky in the 90s

rebranded all the old Lucky stores
Sales tanked like 50%
grocery lives on small margins so volume is real important


Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:34 PM (r4bSV)

321 Well, Half-Whitmer has got her dominatrix/totalitarian costume on:

___

That's....pretty hot. I'd let her peg me!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at December 17, 2020 11:34 PM (qlFIA)

322 Also demonstrating that CEOs are not necessarily all that smart.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:32 PM (nakwk)



I can't think of anyplace where Dunning-Kruger doesn't apply.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:35 PM (ZSK0i)

323 318 312 Biden is paid for by someone
Posted by: will choose

About 75 milliion Americans should file small claims cases against Biden
Posted by: Miklosian Legal Anarchy PLC at December 17, 2020 11:32 PM (QzkSJ)

No standing.
Posted by: John Roberts, who totally wasn't on Epstein's island at December 17, 2020 11:34 PM (Ojki1)

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Well, then we'll do it sitting down!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:35 PM (CAJOC)

324 No standing.
Posted by: John Roberts

No cigarrette, no blindfold.

Not traditional for hangings anyway.

Posted by: Miklos, speaking as a(n) historian at December 17, 2020 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)

325 305 @297 Insomniac-He got caught sticking his 1/4 pounder in Wendy's Hot n Juicy.

Ok, maybe that's not a classic......
Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:29 PM (0jZnq)

Give it time. The Rubicon wasn't crossed in a single day.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:35 PM (nakwk)

326 ace and teh horde will find this very pleasing. (Remove spaces)

https://barrettsportsmedia.com/2020/10/15/ jim-cramer-disney-restructuring-is-about- getting-rid-of-espn/

Posted by: Oh! O o O at December 17, 2020 11:36 PM (JFgsl)

327 Mr. Towel then learned that you can't just call up Kelly Services and
have them send over a temp who can squeeze a fun and playable game into
8K of memory. Such people are... scarce.

___

That's what the mystical land of India is for.

Posted by: Tech CEOs in America at December 17, 2020 11:36 PM (qlFIA)

328 An alliance of only those nations plus us would have a commanding sea power advantage and a significant manpower advantage - India has almost twice the manpower of China (factoring Active, Reserve, and Paramilitary).

We would be able to bottle them in, shutdown all but overland trade, and starve them out. China is not invincible or inevitable.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:25 PM (0iWjY)
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There is the ASEAN alliance and Triump has offered to help between India and China.

That is an integral part I forgot to mention.
_China's aggressive advancement toward dominance of the South China Sea.
Two years after WWII we gave tittle to several of those islands back to Japan. We controlled them we ceded title.

China has no claim to any of the waters off Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand or any I've forgotten.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 17, 2020 11:36 PM (CZm2G)

329 Why did Dairy Queen get pregnant?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:37 PM (CAJOC)

330 Hmm, Michigan's dunes are around a big body of water, I wonder what would happen if you pumped that water up the dunes. Pics I've seen it's all dune buggy's and ATV.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


Pumping water over the dunes would mean slick ice, not skiing snow.Also, some of the best, steepest dunes are part of the national park system.

I used to live a few blocks from a Lake Michigan beach. The term people used in the winter was "cold as a witch's tit". A coooold wind blows off the lake.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 11:37 PM (+lVUW)

331 Gonna hate myself in the morning.

Ok, why did Dairy Queen get pregnant?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:38 PM (ZSK0i)

332 It'll end in hot war. They won't accede to it. Not saying that it's not
the least-bad option, but there's no way it doesn't go hot. Just stating
the obvious, I guess.
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That's pretty much inevitable. China has convinced themselves they can win a short sharp regional war with us, and they can currently count on most of the federal government and all of the major media to oppose Trump while it's ongoing.

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:38 PM (kOpft)

333 Newp. I don't go in for that sort of thing; it looks like someone could get hurt. Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)

Don't tell that to the folks at Boyne Mountain!

Posted by: Max von Sydow at December 17, 2020 11:39 PM (BgMrQ)

334 That's what the mystical land of India is for.

Posted by: Tech CEOs

Green Card now include Right of Residence in your residence.

Please to remain away from kitchen.

Posted by: Jugdish, SPLC lawyer and HR On-Boarder at December 17, 2020 11:39 PM (QzkSJ)

335 Because Burger King forgot to wrap his Whopper.



Why didn't Dairy Queen get pregnant?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:39 PM (CAJOC)

336 @325 Insomniac-It was popular at Robert Mitchell Elementary in the late 70's amongst a bunch of fourth graders.

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:39 PM (0jZnq)

337 China has no claim to any of the waters off Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand or any I've forgotten.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 17, 2020 11:36 PM (CZm2G)

Also true. Lots of people in the area don't like China. They wouldn't be able to contribute much to a war at sea, but some of them could contribute a ton of infantry.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:39 PM (0iWjY)

338 So, I opened the chocolate wine and half a bottle later, it isn't as awful as I expected. It doesn't taste like wine. It taste more like a brandy Alexander or something similar.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 11:39 PM (+lVUW)

339 And yet totalitarian regimes come and go.

Has anyone ever done a statistical analysis on how long between the inception of totalitarian governments/regimes and their ultimate overthrow?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger




Russian Communism lasted from 1917 to 1989, and finally collapsed because Gorbachev was a third generation apparachick who didn't have blood on his hands from the original revolution in 1917, the purges of the 30s and the nightmare of WW2. He didn't have the stomach to do what needed to be done to keep the Soviet Empire.

The ChiComs started a lot later, 1940s, took power in 1949, and their leadership now is still the second generation that has very blood-soaked hands from the Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen Square. It'll be another 10 years or so before a third generation takes power that has no bloody hands and is only interested in making money. Then China will revert to capitalism. Hopefully they won't destroy us first.

Pol Pot was so crazy that the lunatic commie countries around him deposed him before he killed every last person in Cambodia. He was only in power a few years.

The Kim regime in North Korea will never fall from within. Every member of that family is drenched in blood as is the entire government structure. It would almost be a mercy to put the entire country out of its misery.

There are variations to the theme, but totalitarian longevity mostly has to do with blood-thirstiness in grandchildren, or lack thereof.

Hitler's Germany being of course a special case like Pol Pot of everyone around Germany deciding that it was too dangerous to be allowed to survive.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 11:40 PM (1YlHz)

340 704 @DanScavino
Just tweeted a black and white picture of PDT on the phone seated at the Resolute desk.

Looks historical.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM

@DanScavino just tweeted a picture of Trump showing LEXINGTON on the Army Flag.

Q-Post #993 4/3/18 says LEXINGTON & is 993 days to the 12/21/20 Sky Event.

Q-Post #2436 from Mid Term election night on 11/6/18 also says LEXINGTON & is 777 days to the 12/21/20 Sky Event.

Posted by: Sky Event = Solstice at December 17, 2020 11:40 PM (BBWrU)

341 336 @325 Insomniac-It was popular at Robert Mitchell Elementary in the late 70's amongst a bunch of fourth graders.
Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:39 PM (0jZnq)

Ah so. Local humor!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:40 PM (nakwk)

342 @329 No One of Consequence- ....damn, I know I know this one......

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:41 PM (0jZnq)

343

Peter Nagar, the Canadian Jeffrey Epstein, arrested in Canada?
Awaiting extradition?
Redpill78news

Anyone heard this anywhere else?

And I now have enough HCD in system I'm kinda messed up.
Still pain in right forearm but at least not going from right side of spine up through shoulder and down to forearm.

Will gladly accept prayers for pain to get gone.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 17, 2020 11:41 PM (EKYdb)

344 That's pretty much inevitable. China has convinced themselves they can win a short sharp regional war with us, and they can currently count on most of the federal government and all of the major media to oppose Trump while it's ongoing.
Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:38 PM (kOpft)

I think they've vastly overestimated their Navy in particular. They've only got two light carriers. If we shifted the whole fleet to the region, we could drown them in carrier air power.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:42 PM (0iWjY)

345 Newp. I don't go in for that sort of thing; it looks like someone could get hurt. Besides, we do not have elevation in Michigan. I'd have to stand on a chair or something.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 10:37 PM (t+qrx)

You have sand dunes, you could probably ski those, with or without snow.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 10:40 PM (Rz2Nc)
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There's Midwest skiing in the Upper Peninsula that's nice. Beautiful country up there.

Posted by: Doctor President-Elect Boots at December 17, 2020 11:42 PM (oGBso)

346 > 307 is true?!

To the best of my memory, yes.

Wikipedia says that the game designers had also asked for an on-screen credit. It also says that Ray Kassar was former head of Burlington, not Cannon, so I was wrong there (unless maybe Cannon was a division of Burlington?). But I definitely remember the "towel designers" quote.

After Activision led the way, it became obvious that third-party cartridges were where the money was, and many other companies followed suit. All Atari had was the console (on which they lost money) and a bunch of crappy media tie-in games, like the infamous E.T. game.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:42 PM (6dXV7)

347 241 Valley Hi is the first place I ever skied in Ohio. Isn't it Mad River Mountain now?
Posted by: Ladyl

Why yes, yes it is.

Mad River hill. There ain't no real mountains in O-Hi-O.

And how are you this evening, gentle friend?

I heard you and Shibumi have made nefarious plans for January.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at December 17, 2020 11:09 PM (ZCiJZ)

Oh please tell me Alpine Valley still exists in Chesterland.

It's a little pimple of a hill, but it's where I first learned to ski.

Had to be all of 75 feet of vertical...lol.

Posted by: Max von Sydow at December 17, 2020 11:44 PM (BgMrQ)

348 > Someone gave me a bottle of chocolate wine. I usually like normal wine. Has anyone ever drunk that stuff? I'm wondering whether it's worth opening it. It looks like chocolate milk.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

My wife and I bought a bottle of chocolate wine out of curiosity. It turned out to be a cheap version of Bailey's

Posted by: President-Elect Al Bundy at December 17, 2020 11:44 PM (Z7toj)

349 bunch of crappy media tie-in games, like the infamous E.T. game.

Didn't they literally bury like every unsold copy of that game, which was almost all of them?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:44 PM (nakwk)

350 Because Burger King forgot to wrap his Whopper.



Why didn't Dairy Queen get pregnant?


Why did Burger King get arrested?

Sticking his Whopper into Wendy's underage Hot and Juicy.

Burger King: the Jeffrey Epstein of fast food mascots.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:44 PM (6dXV7)

351
Will gladly accept prayers for pain to get gone.
Posted by: TeeJ at December 17, 2020 11:41 PM (EKYdb)


Just sent up a prayer for healing, TeeJ.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:44 PM (TdMsT)

352 @335 No One Of Consequence-Bwaa-haa-ha, that one will go around tomorrow I promise!

Posted by: JROD at December 17, 2020 11:45 PM (0jZnq)

353 Will gladly accept prayers for pain to get gone.

Prayers up, Teej. What's HCD?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:45 PM (ZSK0i)

354 After Activision led the way, it became obvious that third-party cartridges were where the money was, and many other companies followed suit. All Atari had was the console (on which they lost money) and a bunch of crappy media tie-in games, like the infamous E.T. game.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


It was originally called "Miklos-Womb Raider"

Coulda been money

Hadda put in a girl and change it

Posted by: Miklosian Spin-off IRP LLC at December 17, 2020 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

355 346 > 307 is true?!

To the best of my memory, yes.

Wikipedia says that the game designers had also asked for an on-screen credit. It also says that Ray Kassar was former head of Burlington, not Cannon, so I was wrong there (unless maybe Cannon was a division of Burlington?). But I definitely remember the "towel designers" quote.

After Activision led the way, it became obvious that third-party cartridges were where the money was, and many other companies followed suit. All Atari had was the console (on which they lost money) and a bunch of crappy media tie-in games, like the infamous E.T. game.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:42 PM (6dXV7)

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

I actually owned the ET game. Being a young kid, I found it enjoyable enough, though it had some stupid moments (like ET levitating out of a pit by extending his neck)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:45 PM (CAJOC)

356 Posted by: Oh! O o O at December 17, 2020 11:36 PM (JFgsl)

.......

Very interesting.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 11:46 PM (gk0Yz)

357 WTH

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/
1339781443266867200

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:46 PM (nUhF0)

358 > That's what the mystical land of India is for.

Then the deliverable comes back as 50 megabytes of Visual Basic source code.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:46 PM (6dXV7)

359 Sharkman: if you sent me an e-mail, i ain't seeing it.

Posted by: redc1c4



I was swamped at work today and wasn't able to concentrate on the subject. I've saved your email though and will shoot you one in the morning.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 11:47 PM (1YlHz)

360 And to finish the joke --

Why didn't Dairy Queen get pregnant?

Because she went out with Mr. Softee

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:47 PM (CAJOC)

361 Then the deliverable comes back as 50 megabytes of Visual Basic source code.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Was 52

Posted by: Miklos at the Bangalore Center of Excellence at December 17, 2020 11:48 PM (QzkSJ)

362 /off Alsiatian hit man sock

Posted by: Max von Sydow at December 17, 2020 11:48 PM (BgMrQ)

363 /off sick
Fvck, can't do anything right

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 11:49 PM (BgMrQ)

364 /off Alsiatian hit man sock
Posted by: Max von Sydow

Now I understand why you didn't get the role in Sound of Music

Posted by: Miklos von und zu Miklostein at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (QzkSJ)

365
pfft

blockade china and they will eat each other


not being able to feed yourself is a stategic problem

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (r4bSV)

366 363 /off sick
Fvck, can't do anything right
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 11:49 PM (BgMrQ)

Including spelling "sock" or "fuck" correctly...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (nakwk)

367 Why did Strawberry Shortcake break up with the Pillsbury Dough Boy?

He gave her a yeast infection.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (6dXV7)

368 344 That's pretty much inevitable. China has convinced themselves they can win a short sharp regional war with us, and they can currently count on most of the federal government and all of the major media to oppose Trump while it's ongoing.
Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:38 PM (kOpft)

I think they've vastly overestimated their Navy in particular. They've only got two light carriers. If we shifted the whole fleet to the region, we could drown them in carrier air power.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:42 PM (0iWjY)

Provided our entire chain of command hasn't been bought/bribed/blackmailed off to fight the war for China and just hand it to them for favors rendered.

I don't think that is likely...but I am also not going to bet money against it.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (Ojki1)

369 357

A nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital in Tennessee passed out on live television after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Their PR stunt for the vaccine could not have possibly gone any worse.

Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover was speaking during a press conference about the vaccines when she told reporters she was feeling a bit dizzy.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7szuogt

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (nUhF0)

370 I think they've vastly overestimated their Navy in particular. They've
only got two light carriers. If we shifted the whole fleet to the
region, we could drown them in carrier air power.
---

I think China is putting a lot of chips on the short sharp part, thinking they'll be able to turn US public opinion against the effort before they have to deal with more than the two groups usually in their area.

I mean can you imagine what US 'news' would do if China succeeded in sinking *any* ship we have? Plus open war means trade between us has come to a screeching halt and they think we don't have the stomach to go without cheap shit (or stuff only they currently produce).

Posted by: Methos at December 17, 2020 11:51 PM (kOpft)

371 357 WTH

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/
1339781443266867200
Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:46 PM (nUhF0)
---------------------------

Is she pregnant?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 17, 2020 11:51 PM (CZm2G)

372 Channel surfing, stopped on Home Alone 2 just in time to catch the scene with the Prez.
"Down the hall to the left".
Timing is everything.

Posted by: President-Elect Al Bundy at December 17, 2020 11:52 PM (Z7toj)

373 Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover was speaking during a press conference about the vaccines when she told reporters she was feeling a bit dizzy.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7szuogt

Posted by: vmom Trump Won!

An old man like Fauci could die!

Posted by: Miklos, pearls unclutched at December 17, 2020 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

374 I actually owned the ET game. Being a young kid, I found it enjoyable enough, though it had some stupid moments (like ET levitating out of a pit by extending his neck)
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 11:45 PM (CAJOC)

I still have it around here somewhere.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 11:53 PM (Ojki1)

375 Has anyone ever done a statistical analysis on how long between the inception of totalitarian governments/regimes and their ultimate overthrow?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 10:43 PM (gk0Yz)

With three data points, 12 to 70 years.

Posted by: Joseph II at December 17, 2020 11:53 PM (qyH+l)

376 the article says the nurse says she often faints from pain

huh, how painful wasnher arm from the shot?

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:53 PM (nUhF0)

377 > blockade china and they will eat each other

Tank China's economy, and the Beijing regime will quickly "lose the Mandate of Heaven". Then the country will be ruled by internal warlords for a few decades, at a minimum. And yeah, lots of people will starve to death.

Eventually a new Emperor will arise (who might call himself "King", "Khan", "Chairman", or even "President", but he'll be an Emperor).

It's happened many times in the past. The Chinese almost *plan* on this happening eventually. They're sort of like the Moties in Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:54 PM (6dXV7)

378 Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 11:40 PM (1YlHz)

.....

I think that's a pretty good estimate.

When I surmised that they may be shorter lived in the 20th and 21st century, my thought was that totalitarian rule surely lasted centuries at times sting the age kings and empires.

I am perhaps incorrect.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 11:54 PM (gk0Yz)

379 373 Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover was speaking during a press conference about the vaccines when she told reporters she was feeling a bit dizzy.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7szuogt

Posted by: vmom Trump Won!

An old man like Fauci could die!
Posted by: Miklos, pearls unclutched at December 17, 2020 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

I discovered what I want for Christmas Santa.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 11:54 PM (Ojki1)

380

Dangit. Nygar.
Peter Nygar.
At least I caught it trying to change Epstein.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 17, 2020 11:54 PM (EKYdb)

381 That ET game sucked. But I played a fair amount of it for I game that I hated even at the time.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 17, 2020 11:55 PM (H5knJ)

382 An old man like Fauci could die!
Posted by: Miklos,

he should definitely get the shot then

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:55 PM (nUhF0)

383
A nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital in Tennessee passed out on live television after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Their PR stunt for the vaccine could not have possibly gone any worse.

Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover was speaking during a press conference about the vaccines when she told reporters she was feeling a bit dizzy.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7szuogt

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (nUhF0)

She came to with an overwhelming hunger for human brains...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:55 PM (nakwk)

384 during*

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 11:55 PM (gk0Yz)

385 Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover was speaking during a press conference about the vaccines when she told reporters she was feeling a bit dizzy.


The Spongebob burial graphic pretty well sums up my take on the situation...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 17, 2020 11:55 PM (ZSK0i)

386 > With three data points, 12 to 70 years.

From the Reign of Terror to Napoleon was 15 years or so.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (6dXV7)

387 Insomniac-He got caught sticking his 1/4 pounder in Wendy's Hot n Juicy.

Ok, maybe that's not a classic......

Posted by: JROD




Definitely a classic. I remember hearing that joke when I worked at Wendy's when I was 17 in 1980.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (1YlHz)

388 Including spelling "sock" or "fuck" correctly...
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (nakwk)

This damn Kindle Fire tablet has the worst predictive text.

I swear, the person who wrote the program was dyslexic.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (BgMrQ)

389

this gets squelched pretty hard but china has something like 1,000 riots per years over something

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (r4bSV)

390 blockade china and they will eat each other

not being able to feed yourself is a stategic problem
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (r4bSV)

Exactly my point. And then once the locals start getting froggy with the communist government for not feeding them, and order starts breaking down, you start dropping propaganda and care packages from the Kuomintang (Taiwan gov't), and weapons from all Allies.

Be free and get fed or be slaves and starve. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:57 PM (0iWjY)

391 Celebrate Christmas right. Gift Satan a dead communist.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 17, 2020 11:57 PM (eJn7u)

392 She came to with an overwhelming hunger for human brains...
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:55 PM (nakwk)



Please tell me that her arms didn't get really tiny.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 17, 2020 11:58 PM (fLVm1)

393 the US Navy is pretty good but make sure OIC Stacy is not mad OOD Jennifer ,cuz one will crash the ship

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:58 PM (r4bSV)

394 383
A nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital in Tennessee passed out on live television after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Their PR stunt for the vaccine could not have possibly gone any worse.

Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover was speaking during a press conference about the vaccines when she told reporters she was feeling a bit dizzy.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7szuogt

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (nUhF0)

She came to with an overwhelming hunger for human brains...
Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2020 11:55 PM (nakwk)

Perhaps the cafeteria closed due to Rona.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 11:58 PM (Ojki1)

395 Pumping water over the dunes would mean slick ice, not skiing snow.Also, some of the best, steepest dunes are part of the national park system.

I used to live a few blocks from a Lake Michigan beach. The term people used in the winter was "cold as a witch's tit". A coooold wind blows off the lake.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 17, 2020 11:37 PM (+lVUW)

I was thinking pumping the water during summer, to make it slick. I figured the winter snow would take care of it itself.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 17, 2020 11:58 PM (Rz2Nc)

396 this gets squelched pretty hard but china has something like 1,000 riots per years over something
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (r4bSV)

Yep. A couple years ago, they even had a city run every communist official out of town for several months. The support for the government isn't nearly as enthusiastic or total as they'd like you to believe.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:59 PM (0iWjY)

397 Please tell me that her arms didn't get really tiny.
Posted by: Cicero

for some reason that made me giggle madly

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:59 PM (nUhF0)

398 > If we shifted the whole fleet to the
region, we could drown them in carrier air power.

Taiwan has been buying a fuckton of submarine technology in recent years. Trump okayed the sale of some previously-restricted stuff to them not long ago, I believe.



I don't think that's likely because they're getting into underwater tourism in a big way.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:59 PM (6dXV7)

399

people, people, people

they are already skiing, snowboarding sand dunes,
have been making ski/board movies with it since the 90s

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:01 AM (r4bSV)

400 396 this gets squelched pretty hard but china has something like 1,000 riots per years over something
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (r4bSV)

Yep. A couple years ago, they even had a city run every communist official out of town for several months. The support for the government isn't nearly as enthusiastic or total as they'd like you to believe.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:59 PM (0iWjY)
------------------------


Sounds like a good blockade and they will take care of themselves.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 12:01 AM (CZm2G)

401 Tibet gets their country back.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 12:02 AM (CZm2G)

402 Provided our entire chain of command hasn't been bought/bribed/blackmailed off to fight the war for China and just hand it to them for favors rendered.

I don't think that is likely...but I am also not going to bet money against it.

Posted by: Bete



*narrator voice*

"Our entire chain of command has been infiltrated and bought off by the ChiComs"

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:02 AM (1YlHz)

403 not being able to feed yourself is a stategic problem
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (r4bSV)

Exactly my point. And then once the locals start getting froggy with the communist government for not feeding them, and order starts breaking down, you start dropping propaganda and care packages from the Kuomintang (Taiwan gov't), and weapons from all Allies.

Be free and get fed or be slaves and starve. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 11:57 PM (0iWjY)

The Chinese have bought Smithfield's farm, and lot of other farm land here. Not certain why people are selling to them but they are. Plenty of food will be raised here, sent to China, then we starve.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:02 AM (Rz2Nc)

404 This damn Kindle Fire tablet has the worst predictive text.

I swear, the person who wrote the program was dyslexic.
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (BgMrQ)
-------
It makes an excellent Joe Biden simulator.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:02 AM (Uhu8A)

405 Will gladly accept prayers for pain to get gone.
Posted by: TeeJ at December 17, 2020 11:41 PM (EKYdb)
Just sent up a prayer for healing, TeeJ.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 11:44

And from me. You can add me on the list.

Work disabled me today even tho I want to go back to work. Prolly for the best, Jules agrees.

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2020 12:02 AM (uEauf)

406 Uigars set free.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 12:03 AM (CZm2G)

407 > Plenty of food will be raised here, sent to China, then we starve.

You think that if push comes to shove that food is still going to be loaded on ships to China?

How? At gunpoint?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:03 AM (6dXV7)

408 @387 Sharkman-i remember from around that time too. People that hadn't heard it would it would always take the bait too, "he did, for what?"

Posted by: JROD at December 18, 2020 12:03 AM (0jZnq)

409 Free Tibet with purchase of Tibet of equal or greater value.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:04 AM (nakwk)

410 It's happened many times in the past. The Chinese almost *plan* on this happening eventually. They're sort of like the Moties in Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia



Damn, I love that book. First read it in 8th grade, and I am thinking of giving it to my 13 year old daughter for Christmas. She is starting to like sci fi.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:04 AM (1YlHz)

411 Taiwan has been buying a fuckton of submarine technology in recent years. Trump okayed the sale of some previously-restricted stuff to them not long ago, I believe.

I don't think that's likely because they're getting into underwater tourism in a big way.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:59 PM (6dXV7)

They'll definitely be an important partner when it comes to defeating the Communists - and the best choice to lead the reconstruction effort after.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:04 AM (0iWjY)

412 people, people, people

they are already skiing, snowboarding sand dunes,
have been making ski/board movies with it since the 90s
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:01 AM (r4bSV)

Impossible, we've almost just figured it out!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:04 AM (Rz2Nc)

413 > Damn, I love that book. First read it in 8th grade, and I am thinking of giving it to my 13 year old daughter for Christmas.

If she likes that one, there a couple of omnibus volumes containing most of Pournelle's other CoDominium stories.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:05 AM (6dXV7)

414 The Chinese have bought Smithfield's farm, and lot of other farm land here. Not certain why people are selling to them but they are. Plenty of food will be raised here, sent to China, then we starve.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:02 AM (Rz2Nc)

If we're in a hot war - even one where we're running a siege - that shit gets expropriated ASAP and probably lent/sold to a national-scale US concern.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:06 AM (0iWjY)

415 From the Reign of Terror to Napoleon was 15 years or so.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:56 PM (6dXV7)
--------
Less. 1793-94 to 1800 (Nap becomes First Consul) or, alternately 1804 (Nap becomes Emperor).

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:06 AM (Uhu8A)

416 369 357
A nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital in Tennessee passed out on live television after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Their PR stunt for the vaccine could not have possibly gone any worse.

Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover was speaking during a press conference about the vaccines when she told reporters she was feeling a bit dizzy.
go
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7szuogt

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:50 PM (nUhF0)
---

Whoa
AmericanPravda news blackout?

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 12:06 AM (BRkq2)

417 You think that if push comes to shove that food is still going to be loaded on ships to China?

How? At gunpoint?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:03 AM (6dXV7)

......

Actually that would be a fantastic way to infect their military, tainted food stuffs that is.

Aphids, blights, hoof rot, swine flu. The possibilities are endless with a good biochemist or two.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 18, 2020 12:06 AM (gk0Yz)

418 Finally done. Jeez, what a week.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:06 AM (9hauA)

419 > and the best choice to lead the reconstruction effort after.

Yes. They would be far more acceptable to the locals than a bunch of gwailo coming in.

Because, contrary to what "antifa" would have you believe, white American men aren't even in the top 50 demographics when it comes to racism.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:07 AM (6dXV7)

420 Ronald McDonald got busted by a cop who had a burger as his head.

Posted by: yop at December 18, 2020 12:07 AM (nqhkI)

421 You think that if push comes to shove that food is still going to be loaded on ships to China?

How? At gunpoint?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:03 AM (6dXV7)

Yes, an election was just stolen, and we aren't doing anything. No one lives near the corporate farms, certainly dont know where the food is heading.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:08 AM (Rz2Nc)

422 Whoa
AmericanPravda news blackout?
Posted by: Gilded

I have actually been a newspaper editor.

Now for the Breznev eyebrows.

Posted by: Miklos, friend of all Noble SMR Peoples at December 18, 2020 12:08 AM (QzkSJ)

423 Free Tibet with purchase of Tibet of equal or greater value.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:04 AM (nakwk)
------------
Don not take Tibet if you are allergic to Tibet.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:08 AM (Uhu8A)

424 When I surmised that they may be shorter lived in the 20th and 21st century, my thought was that totalitarian rule surely lasted centuries at times sting the age kings and empires.

I am perhaps incorrect.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger



I don't think humanity really had true totalitarian rule until the 20th Century. Even the worst regimes in the last 200 years had a modicum of economic and personal freedom.

Soviet and Chinese Communism changed that. Such complete control over every thought and action of every citizen.

I don't know. Was the Roman Empire totalitarian? A question to ponder.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:09 AM (1YlHz)

425

Thank you Ladyl and A-B-A!!

My shortcut for hydrocodone, ABA.
Probably incorrect but...
Really glad I saved those leftovers in fridge. Over 5 yrs old. Still work.
Pain in arm woke me up so took another half before comment.
Hate the stuff but another digit or two on the pain scale might have had eyes watering. Only went into work this am because test needed to get run. Left at noon when finished.
Been hurting since Tue am in spot next to spine and was up through shoulder and down through forearm by Tue night.

And, contrary to popular belief, me no like pain.
Gonna try to get back to sleep.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 12:09 AM (EKYdb)

426 @399 will choose a nic later-some of us Tahoe and Reno boarders would head east of Reno to Sand Mountain, Hwy 50 between Fernley and Fallon. Old Sims Switchblade snowboards worked really well in the dunes.

Posted by: JROD at December 18, 2020 12:09 AM (0jZnq)

427 The Mote in God's Eye would make a great movie, but hollywood is not really capable of pulling that off these days.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at December 18, 2020 12:10 AM (JUGX9)

428 I swear, the person who wrote the program was dyslexic.

Posted by: browndog




Dyslexia spelled backwards is Aixelsyd.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:10 AM (1YlHz)

429 200 They's gators in there.

Them's good eatin', Boudreaux...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, non-native Cajun

I Gar-RUN-tee it

Posted by: Zombie Justin Wilson at December 18, 2020 12:10 AM (rt0xh)

430 Prayers for healing and relief, as well as hugs for Michael the Texan, teej, and Farmer.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:11 AM (9hauA)

431 If we're in a hot war - even one where we're running a siege - that shit gets expropriated ASAP and probably lent/sold to a national-scale US concern.
Posted by: Cato

Before the WuFlu, there were two (2) topics about China.

-Armyworms (potential to destroy crops)

-African swine flu (always fatal, and China has half the world's pigs)

Both have gone quiet

Posted by: Miklos, former Agroconomist at December 18, 2020 12:11 AM (QzkSJ)

432 Gator tail is good eatin'.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (nakwk)

433 > Less. 1793-94 to 1800 (Nap becomes First Consul) or, alternately 1804 (Nap becomes Emperor).

I was counting from his accession to Emperor.

Interestingly from that date until his downfall was about 10 years.

Maybe 10-15 years is the natural lifespan of a Frog government, in which case the Fifth Republic is living on borrowed time.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (6dXV7)

434 ......

Actually that would be a fantastic way to infect their military, tainted food stuffs that is.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 18, 2020 12:06 AM (gk0Yz)


LSD, psyilosiben, fentanyl, heroin.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (CZm2G)

435 Dyslexia spelled backwards is Aixelsyd.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:10 AM (1YlHz)

I think I have found the name of my first son, daughter, or non-binary offspring.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (9hauA)

436
china lost to vietnam in 78 or 79

another question


how would china fight today compared to korea?

or even landwar it?

just naval blockades and airpower?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (r4bSV)

437 I Gar-RUN-tee it
Posted by: Zombie Justin Wilson

*drinks one glass fo' da' chef*

Posted by: Miklos, who can make that Cajun ay-YEE sound at December 18, 2020 12:13 AM (QzkSJ)

438
LSD, psyilosiben, fentanyl, heroin.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (CZm2G)

......

We definitely owe them 10 million opioid deaths.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 18, 2020 12:13 AM (gk0Yz)

439 430 Prayers for healing and relief, as well as hugs for Michael the Texan, teej, and Farmer.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:11 AM (9hauA)


What happened?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 12:13 AM (CZm2G)

440 I don't know. Was the Roman Empire totalitarian? A question to ponder.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:09 AM (1YlHz)

From what I know, it was a libertarian paradise compared to places like Cuba.

As for historical totalitarianism, it was never really extreme until the divine right monarchies came along in the West.

China has always had waves of totalitarianism and waves of relative sanity. Taoism is rather laissez-faire in tone, but Confucianism lends itself readily to state power.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:14 AM (0iWjY)

441 I think I have found the name of my first son, daughter, or non-binary offspring.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (9hauA)

You've excluded at least 81 other possible genders there, Hatey McHaterton.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:14 AM (nakwk)

442 > The Mote in God's Eye would make a great movie, but hollywood is not really capable of pulling that off these days.

I agree that it would be a great movie, but it's way too "unwoke" and "problematic".

John Milius in his prime could've pulled it off.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:14 AM (6dXV7)

443 Gator tail is good eatin'.
Posted by: Insomniac

A very brave man.

Posted by: Miklos, who seen summa them girls at December 18, 2020 12:14 AM (QzkSJ)

444 Stacy is not mad OOD Jennifer, cuz one will crash the ship

Posted by: will choose a nic later



Ouch.

Also: Accurate.

Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:14 AM (1YlHz)

445 Maybe 10-15 years is the natural lifespan of a Frog government, in which case the Fifth Republic is living on borrowed time.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (6dXV7)
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The Third Republic lasted from 1871(?) to 1940. The Fifth Republic is getting into that age range.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:15 AM (Uhu8A)

446 If we're in a hot war - even one where we're running a siege - that shit gets expropriated ASAP and probably lent/sold to a national-scale US concern.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:06 AM (0iWjY)

Yes, ibut China has taken over without a hot war, now what?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:15 AM (Rz2Nc)

447 What happened?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 12:13 AM (CZm2G)

They asked for prayer and/or mentioned pain/illness upthread.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:15 AM (9hauA)

448 Sharkman-i remember from around that time too. People that hadn't heard it would it would always take the bait too, "he did, for what?"

Posted by: JROD



That joke is Evergreen.

Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (1YlHz)

449
I don't know. Was the Roman Empire totalitarian? A question to ponder.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:09 AM (1YlHz)

Transportation and communications technology is what has made modern totalitarianism possible. The Roman Emperors were cruel, but if you weren't in Rome then you had little contact with them. Same went for most kings. Of course there have always been local tyrants and petty officials who lorded it over the people, but that's been the human condition from time immemorial.

Early Christians were persecuted by Rome not because the Emperors had a thing against them, but because they were upsetting the local power structures and grift machines of their day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (V2Yro)

450 Prediction

any death, including from gunshot and ladder fall, can be counted as a COVID death--
BUT any reaction after the vaccine will be dismissed as coincidental and unrelated.

Posted by: vmom - Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (nUhF0)

451 Gator tail is good eatin'.
Posted by: Insomniac


Actually, I have had gator sandwiches here

https://www.rocknbowl.com/

Posted by: Miklos, yass Lawd at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (QzkSJ)

452 > Was the Roman Empire totalitarian?

In theory, maybe.

In practice, a local landowner in Britain, or even Sicily, didn't have to pay much attention to the Emperor. As long as he was submitting a reasonable amount of taxes to the local collectors, no one gave a shit.

It's not like now, where you've got Karens on every street corner making sure you don't do something "problematic".


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (6dXV7)

453 I don't think that's likely because they're getting into underwater tourism in a big way.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:59 PM (6dXV7)
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Submarine races?

Posted by: Doctor President-Elect Boots at December 18, 2020 12:17 AM (oGBso)

454 443 Gator tail is good eatin'.
Posted by: Insomniac

A very brave man.
Posted by: Miklos, who seen summa them girls at December 18, 2020 12:14 AM (QzkSJ)

Like Klingon gagh, it is best served live.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:17 AM (nakwk)

455 If she likes that one, there a couple of omnibus volumes containing most of Pournelle's other CoDominium stories.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia




Oh, yes indeed. I've got all of them.

Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:17 AM (1YlHz)

456 Prediction

any death, including from gunshot and ladder fall, can be counted as a COVID death--
BUT any reaction after the vaccine will be dismissed as coincidental and unrelated.
Posted by: vmom - Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (nUhF0)

LMAO, that's so true!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:18 AM (Rz2Nc)

457 Like Klingon gagh, it is best served live.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:17 AM (nakwk)
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Or Kep-Mok Blood Ticks.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (Uhu8A)

458 You've excluded at least 81 other possible genders there, Hatey McHaterton.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:14 AM (nakwk)

I humbly grovel before you and apologize. I did not mean to cause any pain to the marginalized people and non-people identifying entities we so often take for granted. I denounce my African Viking Math privilege and will be sending a hefty donation to BLM.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (9hauA)

459 Like Klingon gagh, it is best served live.
Posted by: Insomniac

I would not know, kind Sir, as I attended Tulane, not LSU.

Posted by: Miklos, with bonus harrumph at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)

460 >No one lives near the corporate farms, certainly dont know where the food is heading.

It still takes longshoremen and crane operators to load it on the ships, dude.

You think longshoremen are going to do that when their own kids are starving?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (6dXV7)

461 how would china fight today compared to korea?

or even landwar it?

just naval blockades and airpower?
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (r4bSV)

China would probably focus on a land war with any Allied nations it shared a border with. Their main strengths - massive manpower and a complete disregard for life - would be most amplified there.

China being aggressive at sea would be suicidal. They've got very few capital ships - most of their fleet is tiny missile frigates.

If we didn't sink them with carrier airstrikes from beyond surface to surface naval missile ranges, we'd be doing something wrong.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:20 AM (0iWjY)

462 The Mote in God's Eye would make a great movie, but hollywood is not really capable of pulling that off these days.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic




I used to think that, and then I went looking for drawings depicting the Moties. They are great aliens when depicted in the mind's eye, but on paper they just look ridiculous. I don't think they'd work on the big screen. Sadly, because I would mortgage my house to see that film.

Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:20 AM (1YlHz)

463 It still takes longshoremen and crane operators to load it on the ships, dude.

You think longshoremen are going to do that when their own kids are starving?
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (6dXV7)

And if we're blockading China at sea, it gets intercepted and captured before arriving - and we learn exactly where it came from.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:22 AM (0iWjY)

464 > They are great aliens when depicted in the mind's eye, but on paper they just look ridiculous.

Well, they could be changed somewhat, as long as the basic story remained the same.

The Motie Warriors sounded like scary-looking little fuckers.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:22 AM (6dXV7)

465 I used to think that, and then I went looking for drawings depicting the Moties. They are great aliens when depicted in the mind's eye, but on paper they just look ridiculous. I don't think they'd work on the big screen. Sadly, because I would mortgage my house to see that film.
Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:20 AM (1YlHz)
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Weta Workshop does some fabulous design work. I'd wager that they could do believable Moties.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:22 AM (Uhu8A)

466
completely stole this


hangovers are temporay, but drunken stories last long time

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:23 AM (r4bSV)

467 435 Dyslexia spelled backwards is Aixelsyd.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:10 AM (1YlHz)

I think I have found the name of my first son, daughter, or non-binary offspring.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:12 AM (9hauA)

Pretty sure you name them that you are going to be spending a college tuition's worth of money in psych bills.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:23 AM (Ojki1)

468 457 Like Klingon gagh, it is best served live.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:17 AM (nakwk)
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Or Kep-Mok Blood Ticks.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (Uhu8A)

Just like mother used to make.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:23 AM (nakwk)

469 I agree with you, Tom Servo.

Just look at how communications tech is being used to control us now. We are swiftly sliding down a very terrifying slope.

Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:24 AM (1YlHz)

470 You think that if push comes to shove that food is still going to be loaded on ships to China?



How? At gunpoint?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:03 AM (6dXV7)



Yes, an election was just stolen, and we aren't doing anything. No
one lives near the corporate farms, certainly dont know where the food
is heading.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:08 AM (Rz2Nc)

The corporate farms aren't the issue. There won't be cargo ships travelling between US and China, and the ones trying to get to China are going to be sunk without regard for Mitch McConnell's opinion.

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:24 AM (kOpft)

471 > China would probably focus on a land war with any Allied nations it shared a border with.

I could see a push into Siberia to grab mineral resources.

I don't think Pooty-Poot is really in a position to do anything about that right now.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:24 AM (6dXV7)

472 453 I don't think that's likely because they're getting into underwater tourism in a big way.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 17, 2020 11:59 PM (6dXV7)
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Submarine races?

Posted by: Doctor President-Elect Boots at December 18, 2020 12:17 AM (oGBso)

A more impressive 20,000 Leagues ride than Disney ever had?

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:26 AM (Ojki1)

473 "Don't take Aixelsyd if you're nursing puppies, maniacally hyperactive or currently undergoing hysterical pregnancy. Side effects such as mass murder sprees, spontaneous combustion and growing a second head are common. Ask your doctor if Aixelsyd is right for you."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:26 AM (L2ZTs)

474 The corporate farms aren't the issue. There won't be cargo ships travelling between US and China, and the ones trying to get to China are going to be sunk without regard for Mitch McConnell's opinion.
Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:24 AM (kOpft)

By who, Biden's navy? I don't think so.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:26 AM (Rz2Nc)

475 hangovers are temporay, but drunken stories last long time

Posted by: will choose a nic later


The telling requires a second drunkenness

Posted by: Miklos, who has heard and told stories at December 18, 2020 12:27 AM (QzkSJ)

476 I humbly grovel before you and apologize. I did not mean to cause any pain to the marginalized people and non-people identifying entities we so often take for granted. I denounce my African Viking Math privilege and will be sending a hefty donation to BLM.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (9hauA)

It's a step in the right direction.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:27 AM (nakwk)

477 Well, they could be changed somewhat, as long as the basic story remained the same.

The Motie Warriors sounded like scary-looking little fuckers.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia



I had thoughts along these lines when I wrote my previous comment.

The Mote in God's Eye really woke up my young brain to a lot of new horizons way back in the day. Such a great story.

Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:27 AM (1YlHz)

478 > Peter Nagar, the Canadian Jeffrey Epstein, arrested in Canada?
Awaiting extradition?

That's Peter Nygard. And Jean-Luc Brunel also arrested.

Posted by: Rounding up all the Pedos at December 18, 2020 12:28 AM (BBWrU)

479 By who, Biden's navy? I don't think so.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:26 AM (Rz2Nc)

Biden is not a factor in this discussion.

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:28 AM (kOpft)

480 > By who, Biden's navy? I don't think so.

"Biden" won't have anything to say about it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:29 AM (6dXV7)

481 There won't be cargo ships travelling between US and China, and the ones trying to get to China are going to be sunk without regard for Mitch McConnell's opinion.
Posted by: Methos

Just-in-Time lack of logistics

Posted by: Adm. Miklos, Japan Self-Defense Force at December 18, 2020 12:29 AM (QzkSJ)

482 Anyone named Jean-Luc should be jailed just on principle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:29 AM (L2ZTs)

483 Pretty sure you name them that you are going to be spending a college tuition's worth of money in psych bills.
Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:23 AM (Ojki1)

But you know that there are many chicks who would jump at that name for their poor children if they saw it.

Gwyneth Paltrow named her child Apple. Elon Musk named his child after what must be some sci-fi planet name. I wonder if all their parents' money will protect them from the damage that comes from having those names (separate from other causes of psychological issues).

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:29 AM (9hauA)

484 chique, Moon Unit and Dweezil seem to be doing okay :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (L2ZTs)

485 My brain is a little fried guys. I just took a remote proctored insurance licensure exam and now I am having an adult beverage. My question: why were the only slots available for remote proctoring late at night? I had a choice between 10:15 PM a 1 AM. REALLY???

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (946rW)

486 I humbly grovel before you and apologize. I did not mean to cause any pain to the marginalized people and non-people identifying entities we so often take for granted. I denounce my African Viking Math privilege and will be sending a hefty donation to BLM.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (9hauA)

It's a step in the right direction.
Posted by: Insomniac



I am forwarding necessary Bank Informations.

Remain Blessed.

Posted by: Offended Miklos at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (QzkSJ)

487 It still takes longshoremen and crane operators to load it on the ships, dude.

You think longshoremen are going to do that when their own kids are starving?
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:19 AM (6dXV7)

That's kind of a good point, but China could bring their own people if it came to that. They have lots of their own people already here.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (Rz2Nc)

488 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Sponsored by SLANTED from Sharyl Attkisson, for Thursday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.

++++++++

Polls shmolls, but still: Find me a "one term" President that was defeated, who insisted on not conceding, cried foul at every turn, tried to get legislatures and courts to overturn the election...and have an approval rating above 50%.

Posted by: pmurT at December 18, 2020 12:31 AM (uz9zI)

489 My question: why were the only slots available for remote proctoring late at night? I had a choice between 10:15 PM a 1 AM. REALLY???
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (946rW)
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Your proctor is in Mumbai.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:31 AM (Uhu8A)

490 > The Mote in God's Eye really woke up my young brain to a lot of new horizons way back in the day. Such a great story.

Yeah, some really first-rate storytelling in that book, and the societies (human and Motie) are both fleshed out very well.

Heinlein called it the the best first contact with aliens story ever. High praise indeed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:31 AM (6dXV7)

491 Ask your doctor if Aixelsyd is right for you."

Posted by: qdpsteve




Perfect.

Posted by: Sharkman, LT, USNR, SC (Ret) at December 18, 2020 12:32 AM (1YlHz)

492 Off, Navy Sock!

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:32 AM (1YlHz)

493

truckers

all farms products ride on a truck

even the ones that end up on a train or boat still ride a truck

would a war with china go nukular?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:32 AM (r4bSV)

494 I could see a push into Siberia to grab mineral resources.

I don't think Pooty-Poot is really in a position to do anything about that right now.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:24 AM (6dXV7)

Japan made an incalculable mistake by not doing exactly that in WWII. The USSR wouldn't have been able to supply a two-fronted war, meaning that either the Siberian forces would get stiffed for resupply and have to fight an ugly delaying action, or the Western forces would have to share and couldn't keep up the same operational tempo.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:32 AM (0iWjY)

495 Your proctor is in Mumbai.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Also proctologist

Posted by: BidenCare for All! at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (QzkSJ)

496 Evasiveboat42

You may have missed the bit upthread that got this started. There is speculation that this week's cyber attacks are either a sign of or a cause for China's war with the US to get out in the open in the very near future. Among other things, their attack suggests they don't believe their election theft is going to hold, so it's time to proceed to other steps.


Trump will not be leaving office to have China's puppet installed once hostilities have commenced.

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (kOpft)

497 > That's kind of a good point, but China could bring their own people if it came to that.

Given that we have somewhere around 500 million firearms and something like a trillion-with-a-t rounds of ammunition, they'd better plan on bringing a lot of them.

Food will not be loaded on ships to China if Americans are starving. Won't happen.

We might be starving for other reasons, but it won't be because the food is going to China.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (6dXV7)

498 Ok, multiple people said Biden isn't an issue, so if you like Harris better, the Harris administration will be over seeing things.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (Rz2Nc)

499 Sharkman, thanks!

I also once tried to write a late-night ad, in the pharmacological style, for Liquor.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (L2ZTs)

500 WeirdDave your point about being a hero is true but sobering today. If people who normally cannot be counted on to do the right thing do not do the right thing NOW, we are all going to be called to defend our freedoms and our brothers' and sisters' freedom. Our capacity for heroism is going to be tested as it has not been for over 100 years.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:34 AM (946rW)

501 >462
The Mote in God's Eye would make a great movie, but hollywood is not really capable of pulling that off these days.



Posted by: Ostral B Heretic

I've been waiting for a Ringworld movie for 40 years. But frankly, I'm done giving my time and money to those who wish harm to me and this Nation.

Posted by: goozer at December 18, 2020 12:34 AM (PwwcI)

502 Gwyneth Paltrow named her child Apple. Elon Musk named his child after what must be some sci-fi planet name. I wonder if all their parents' money will protect them from the damage that comes from having those names (separate from other causes of psychological issues).
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:29 AM (9hauA)

Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (nakwk)

503 It was noted in these august pages just a few days ago how there is a Shanghai power group (the term 'Mafia' was used) and a Beijing group -- no doubt there are more. Revolutions happen in a time of rising expectations -- and declining opportunities. Most of China's history is that of regional war lords. This is where it is headed.

Posted by: lurk at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (MIODZ)

504 My question: why were the only slots available for
remote proctoring late at night? I had a choice between 10:15 PM a 1 AM.
REALLY???

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (946rW)

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Your proctor is in Mumbai.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:31 AM (Uhu8A)


LOL. It was a young Indian woman but her English was excellent!

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (946rW)

505 chique, Moon Unit and Dweezil seem to be doing okay :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (L2ZTs)

I thought you made those names up until I did a web search. Some parents need to be put in a padded room.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (9hauA)

506 Polls shmolls, but still: Find me a "one term" President that was defeated, who insisted on not conceding, cried foul at every turn, tried to get legislatures and courts to overturn the election...and have an approval rating above 50%.

Posted by: pmurT



I saw a poll today that said Biden had a 60% approval rating for his actions as President-Elect.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (1YlHz)

507 > Ok, multiple people said Biden isn't an issue, so if you like Harris better, the Harris administration will be over seeing things.

How is the Harris administration going to make the longshoremen load the boats if they don't want to do that?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (6dXV7)

508 would a war with china go nukular?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:32 AM (r4bSV)

China already launched a biological attack against us (maybe two if this Kazakhstan thing gets legs), so a nuclear response is justified, even given the delay.

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:36 AM (kOpft)

509 Your proctor is in Mumbai.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Also proctologist
Posted by: BidenCare for All! at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (QzkSJ)
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Talk about remote diagnosis!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:36 AM (Uhu8A)

510 Ok, multiple people said Biden isn't an issue, so if
you like Harris better, the Harris administration will be over seeing
things.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (Rz2Nc)


No, she really won't.

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:36 AM (kOpft)

511 You may have missed the bit upthread that got this started. There is speculation that this week's cyber attacks are either a sign of or a cause for China's war with the US to get out in the open in the very near future. Among other things, their attack suggests they don't believe their election theft is going to hold, so it's time to proceed to other steps.


Trump will not be leaving office to have China's puppet installed once hostilities have commenced.
Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:33 AM (kOpft)

Yes, I missed all that. Here is my take, Trump leaves office January 20th, as sad as that is.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

512 Soleil Moon Frye

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:37 AM (nakwk)

513 I've read that one tiny silver lining to the CV19 business is, we have a strong case for now refusing to pay them back anything on their debt.

Not that Joe and Heels Up will take advantage of it-- in fact they most likely won't-- but, it's nice to think about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:38 AM (L2ZTs)

514 > so a nuclear response is justified, even given the delay.

Could also take out the Three Gorges Dam and get just about the same impact, without necessarily going nuclear.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:38 AM (6dXV7)

515 aliens story ever. High praise indeed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia




I agree with Heinlein.

I think I have reread TMiGE about as many times as I have LotR and The Count of Monte Cristo.

And of course Lucifer's Hammer and Inferno, Niven and Pournelle's other major collaborations are terrific as well. Also mind-stretchers.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:38 AM (1YlHz)

516 chique, Moon Unit and Dweezil seem to be doing okay :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (L2ZTs)



I thought you made those names up until I did a web search. Some parents need to be put in a padded room.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (9hauA)

The funny thing is, the hospital refused to let Frank Zappa name his oldest son Dweezil as he wanted to. The name on Dweezil's birth certificate is Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:39 AM (946rW)

517 Ah yes, Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa. And their dad was named Frank. Go figure.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:39 AM (nakwk)

518 How is the Harris administration going to make the longshoremen load the boats if they don't want to do that?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (6dXV7)

Oh for gods sake, loading ships isn't that hard China does that all day long now, you don't think they can get a few people here to make it happen.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:39 AM (Rz2Nc)

519 Nicholas If-Jesus-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:39 AM (Uhu8A)

520 I think I read The Count Of Monte Cristo. That was the one about a 300-year-old gentleman who couldn't stop counting things or eating fried ham sandwiches with grape jelly, right?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:39 AM (L2ZTs)

521 Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:35 AM (nakwk)


From Wikipedia: Jillette is married to Emily Jillette, and they have two children, Zolten and Moxie CrimeFighter.

Why not Molten? SMH.

Moxie could be kind of a cool name if you squint really hard, but Crimefighter?

This is why countries like Iceland have an approved list of names.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:40 AM (9hauA)

522 Looks like another scheme to exploit the fact that Coronavirus is noctural!

"Northern Ireland will enter a six-week lockdown on 26th December, according to Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill. Under the agreement, reached by the Northern Ireland Executive, all non-essential retail will be closed.

An overnight curfew will be put in place, with people being told not to visit other households after 8pm. From 8pm to 6am from 26th December... we don't see mixing in households except for the households themselves."

"That's really to send a signal this is how serious this has to be taken, this is how much we're asking of the people of Northern Ireland -- when we're curtailing people's ability to meet in each other's homes after 8pm." Ms. O'Neill described the situation as "quite dire": it's very clear from the positive cases we're seeing every day that an urgent intervention was required.

Posted by: Nothing says "serious" like a 8pm-6am curfew at December 18, 2020 12:40 AM (BBWrU)

523 Yes, I missed all that. Here is my take, Trump leaves office January 20th, as sad as that is.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

We shall see. If he does there will not be a US or a president of the US for much longer.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:40 AM (946rW)

524 > I thought you made those names up until I did a web search.

The youngest boy, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa, was almost named "Bone Sauce", at Dweezil's suggestion. But saner heads prevailed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:40 AM (6dXV7)

525 Sharkman, thanks!

I also once tried to write a late-night ad, in the pharmacological style, for Liquor.

Posted by: qdpsteve




I'd like to see it. The one you just did for Aixelsyd has me rolling right now.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:41 AM (1YlHz)

526 Yes, I missed all that. Here is my take, Trump leaves office January 20th, as sad as that is.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

This is not an outcome worthy of consideration, as it would require immediate, and forceful elimination of the illegitimate federal government by patriotic Americans.
I suppose that would give China a blank check to act for a while.

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 12:41 AM (kOpft)

527 > Oh for gods sake, loading ships isn't that hard China does that all day long now, you don't think they can get a few people here to make it happen.

It's a lot harder if people are shooting at you.

Trust me on this.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:42 AM (6dXV7)

528 Witchfinder General Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:42 AM (nakwk)

529 We shall see. If he does there will not be a US or a president of the US for much longer.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:40 AM (946rW)

I agree, not certain what to do about it though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:42 AM (Rz2Nc)

530 Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.

Posted by: Insomniac




What the fuck.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (1YlHz)

531 483 Pretty sure you name them that you are going to be spending a college tuition's worth of money in psych bills.
Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:23 AM (Ojki1)

But you know that there are many chicks who would jump at that name for their poor children if they saw it.

Gwyneth Paltrow named her child Apple. Elon Musk named his child after what must be some sci-fi planet name. I wonder if all their parents' money will protect them from the damage that comes from having those names (separate from other causes of psychological issues).
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:29 AM (9hauA)

Modern society is a shrink's paradise.

Too bad for them that no one told them under socialized medicine they will be making as much as a Mc Donald's cashier.

But hey, they can make it up in volume, and brother...er, sister, is there going to be volume.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (Ojki1)

532 Sharkman, thanks. I'll post it one of these nights.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (L2ZTs)

533 530 Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.

Posted by: Insomniac




What the fuck.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (1YlHz)

I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (nakwk)

534 The youngest boy, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa, was almost named "Bone Sauce", at Dweezil's suggestion. But saner heads prevailed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:40 AM (6dXV7)
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"Bone Sauce" sounds like a good WWE name.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (Uhu8A)

535 chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:11

You are a sweetheart w/ your prayers.

IIRC your nephew is fighting off the commie crud OK?

Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2020 12:44 AM (uEauf)

536 485 My brain is a little fried guys. I just took a remote proctored insurance licensure exam and now I am having an adult beverage. My question: why were the only slots available for remote proctoring late at night? I had a choice between 10:15 PM a 1 AM. REALLY???
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM (946rW)

So you learn to hate now, and the agency you work for doesn't have as much on the job training to make you do so you can learn how to treat the clients.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:44 AM (Ojki1)

537 Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.
Posted by: Insomniac


Nice girl, kinda wild.

But never talked, and indicated that Penn wasn't her real father.

Posted by: As Miklos recalls at December 18, 2020 12:45 AM (QzkSJ)

538 We shall see. If he does there will not be a US or a president of the US for much longer.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:40 AM (946rW)



I agree, not certain what to do about it though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:42 AM (Rz2Nc)

What we can do, as pitiful and useless as it may seem now, is make sure our congress vermin know that we expect them to do the right thing and the consequences if they don't. If that means armed demonstrations outside their houses which scare their children, so be it.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:45 AM (946rW)

539 You'll be dealing with my lawyer after I'm done with you.

Posted by: Bone Saw at December 18, 2020 12:45 AM (JUGX9)

540 WeirdDave your point about being a hero is true but sobering today. If people who normally cannot be counted on to do the right thing do not do the right thing NOW, we are all going to be called to defend our freedoms and our brothers' and sisters' freedom. Our capacity for heroism is going to be tested as it has not been for over 100 years.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:34 AM (946rW)
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That calls to mind the Churchill quote:


If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

Posted by: Doctor President-Elect Boots at December 18, 2020 12:46 AM (oGBso)

541 Nicholas If-Jesus-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea




Eldest son of Praise-God Barbon

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:47 AM (1YlHz)

542 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM

I regret getting an insurance license. It's been lapsed for 15 years. Still get assholes trying to sell me leads.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:47 AM (0iWjY)

543 IIRC your nephew is fighting off the commie crud OK?
Posted by: Farmer at December 18, 2020 12:44 AM (uEauf)

He's pretty fatigued but otherwise managing ok. He has insomnia and is happy he's finally able to get a good night's sleep. Thank you for asking.

By the way, one of the guys I subscribe to on YouTube, Jericho Green, calls it the sweet 'n sour sniffles, LOL.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:47 AM (9hauA)

544 Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.
Posted by: Insomniac


Reminds me of Reality Winner.

Posted by: AF at December 18, 2020 12:48 AM (S8ePJ)

545 I think I read The Count Of Monte Cristo. That was the one about a 300-year-old gentleman who couldn't stop counting things or eating fried ham sandwiches with grape jelly, right?

Posted by: qdpsteve



Close.

Missed it by just a ---><---

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:49 AM (1YlHz)

546 Mklosia Daddy Gots Guns and knows where You live Molnar

Posted by: Like Grandad Miklos at December 18, 2020 12:49 AM (QzkSJ)

547 Witchfinder General Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:42 AM (nakwk)

This will be the name of my second child.

(We're still talking names, right?)

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:50 AM (9hauA)

548 The Count of Monte Crisco, now he was a real slick character.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:50 AM (nakwk)

549 Witchfinder General Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer

Posted by: Insomniac




Okay, now you're just making shit up.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (1YlHz)

550 Reminds me of Reality Winner.
Posted by: AF

Reality is...different now, somehow

Posted by: from Carswell Federal Medical Center and Prison at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (QzkSJ)

551 549 Witchfinder General Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer

Posted by: Insomniac




Okay, now you're just making shit up.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (1YlHz)

Well, Terry Pratchett was making shit up, I'm just the messenger.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (nakwk)

552 Witchfinder General Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer

Posted by: Insomniac




Okay, now you're just making shit up.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (1YlHz)
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Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman, actually. Though that sounds like it came mostly from Pterry.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (Uhu8A)

553 > Nicholas If-Jesus-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon


Some of those Puritans would pick names by just opening the Bible at random and stabbing their finger down on a random verse.

Which kinda sucked if you wound up being "Him That Pisseth Against The Wall" Johnson or "Uncover Thy Nakedness" Smith.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:52 AM (6dXV7)

554 Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman, actually. Though that sounds like it came mostly from Pterry.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (Uhu8A)

Have you watched Good Omens on Prime?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:52 AM (nakwk)

555 549 Witchfinder General Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer

Posted by: Insomniac




Okay, now you're just making shit up.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (1YlHz)

Yes. But only because only a leftist would name a kid like that, and none of them would put a Bible commandment in their kid's name.

Now if it were from the Koran...

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:53 AM (Ojki1)

556 Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman, actually. Though that sounds like it came mostly from Pterry.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (Uhu8A)

Have you watched Good Omens on Prime?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:52 AM (nakwk)
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Yes, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:53 AM (Uhu8A)

557 (We're still talking names, right?)
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:50 AM (9hauA)

Far as I can tell, yes...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:54 AM (nakwk)

558 One of my siblings knew/heard of someone called Thy Will Be Done.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:54 AM (9hauA)

559 Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.



Posted by: Insomniac









What the fuck.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (1YlHz)



I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:43 AM (nakwk)

Bob Geldof's kids and their half sister (the child he stole from Michael Hutchence's family) all have weird names too. Geldof's three daughters were named Fifi Trixibelle, Little Pixie (the Little is her proper first name on her birth certificate) and Peaches Honeyblossom. His wife's daughter with Michael Hutchence was named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.

Poor black people and rich white people should not be allowed to name children.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:54 AM (946rW)

560 Marty Robbins vid should have featured pic of a Colt Walker:

https://tinyurl.com/ycbqvlb8

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 12:54 AM (sTOQ8)

561 It's a lot harder if people are shooting at you.

Trust me on this.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:42 AM (6dXV7)

Yes, but no one is going to be doing any shooting. Maybe if we are at the literal definition of starving we might start shooting out of survival instinct, if we still have that. It seems doubtful.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:55 AM (Rz2Nc)

562 Have you watched Good Omens on Prime?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:52 AM (nakwk)
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Yes, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:53 AM (Uhu8A)

So did I. Nice to see you, Laird O' the Sea!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:55 AM (9hauA)

563 554 Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman, actually. Though that sounds like it came mostly from Pterry.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:51 AM (Uhu8A)

Have you watched Good Omens on Prime?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:52 AM (nakwk)

I adore Pratchett's Discworld series. I like most of Gaiman's work I have experienced.

Did not enjoy reading Good Omens. Though I do own the BD and plan to watch it one of these days.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:56 AM (Ojki1)

564 Have you watched Good Omens on Prime?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:52 AM (nakwk)
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Yes, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:53 AM (Uhu8A)

So did I. Nice to see you, Laird O' the Sea!
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:55 AM (9hauA)
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Aye, good seeing you O Viking Queen!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:56 AM (Uhu8A)

565 >>Some of those Puritans would pick names


well, they averaged 12 kids so dats alota names

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:56 AM (r4bSV)

566 Yes, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 12:53 AM (Uhu8A)

As did I. The casting was brilliant, especially for Aziraphale and Crowley.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:56 AM (nakwk)

567 There's a British actress called Honeysuckle Weeks.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:56 AM (9hauA)

568 Okay, now you're just making shit up.
Posted by: Sharkman

HE'S PRE-LAW

or pre-med

Posted by: Miklos, fearfully invoking the Otter at December 18, 2020 12:57 AM (QzkSJ)

569 > Maybe if we are at the literal definition of starving

Well, you were the one who said that people would be starving.

Starving people aren't going to let any truckloads of pork make it to the port city in the first place, much less let it be loaded on ships after it gets there.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:57 AM (6dXV7)

570 558 One of my siblings knew/heard of someone called Thy Will Be Done.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 12:54 AM (9hauA)

They were a warlord somewhere, yes?

Please say yes, even if you have to lie.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:57 AM (Ojki1)

571

there is shooting going on right now

in chicago, baltimore, philly ....

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:57 AM (r4bSV)

572 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:30 AM



I regret getting an insurance license. It's been lapsed for 15 years. Still get assholes trying to sell me leads.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 18, 2020 12:47 AM (0iWjY)

I was looking for something I could get qualified to do quickly where I could work independently as my own boss. I could not stand one more job surrounded by liberal assholes who were my bosses.

I hope I do not regret it too quickly:-P

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:58 AM (946rW)

573 Great, temperature dropping into low 20's tonight. Noticed that it was cool in the front of the house. Crap. No heat over there. B&G 100 pump has broken coupling. Can fix tomorrow, but not tonight. Already down into the 50's in the front.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 12:58 AM (sTOQ8)

574
I was looking for something I could get qualified to do quickly where I could work independently as my own boss

Dental floss tycoon.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:58 AM (nakwk)

575 What we can do, as pitiful and useless as it may seem now, is make sure our congress vermin know that we expect them to do the right thing and the consequences if they don't. If that means armed demonstrations outside their houses which scare their children, so be it.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 12:45 AM (946rW)

That's where I'm at, let them know we know where they live. Judges, legislators, mayors and governors.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:59 AM (Rz2Nc)

576 571

there is shooting going on right now

in chicago, baltimore, philly ....
Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 12:57 AM (r4bSV)

It is a day of the week ending in the letter "Y."

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:59 AM (Ojki1)

577 > As did I. The casting was brilliant, especially for Aziraphale and Crowley.

Yeah, I thought that miniseries was very well done, and as you say, the casting was perfect.

Not quite orthodox Christianity, perhaps, but very good nonetheless.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:59 AM (6dXV7)

578 I was looking for something I could get qualified to do quickly where I could work independently as my own boss



Dental floss tycoon.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:58 AM (nakwk)

SHOOT... I wish I would have thought of that first.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:00 AM (946rW)

579 > I was looking for something I could get qualified to do quickly where I could work independently as my own boss

Buy a brass cannon?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 01:00 AM (6dXV7)

580 Dental floss tycoon.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:58 AM (nakwk)
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I envision Shibumi, gazing proudly at her many acres of dental floss waving gently in the breeze, ready for the harvest...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 01:00 AM (Uhu8A)

581 Maybe if we are at the literal definition of starving

Well, you were the one who said that people would be starving.

Starving people aren't going to let any truckloads of pork make it to the port city in the first place, much less let it be loaded on ships after it gets there.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 12:57 AM (6dXV7)

You win the point on that one my friend!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:01 AM (Rz2Nc)

582 That's where I'm at, let them know we know where they live. Judges, legislators, mayors and governors.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 12:59 AM (Rz2Nc)

It worked in Idaho.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:01 AM (946rW)

583 Dental floss tycoon.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 12:58 AM (nakwk)

SHOOT... I wish I would have thought of that first.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner


A contract to sell Amway to schools...

Posted by: Secretary Miklos de Vos at December 18, 2020 01:01 AM (QzkSJ)

584 Well, in the gunfighter video someone had the sense to use a Ruger Old Army with a cartridge converter. Best cap and ball revolver ever made.

Not that I notice these things.

Posted by: JTB at December 18, 2020 01:01 AM (7EjX1)

585 They were a warlord somewhere, yes?

Please say yes, even if you have to lie.
Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 12:57 AM (Ojki1)

OK.

Yes, of course.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:02 AM (9hauA)

586 A contract to sell Amway to schools...

Posted by: Secretary Miklos de Vos at December 18, 2020 01:01 AM (QzkSJ)


No, no, no times 1,000,000. Their products are overpriced and my ex-husband pretty much bankrupted us trying to become an Amway tycoon.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:03 AM (946rW)

587 I envision Shibumi, gazing proudly at her many acres of dental floss waving gently in the breeze, ready for the harvest...
Posted by: Captain Obvious,

Good luck.


I had almost 320 acres of mortgaged land, everything planted in velcro...then the Lint Storm of '72

Posted by: former farmer Miklos at December 18, 2020 01:03 AM (QzkSJ)

588 It worked in Idaho.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:01 AM (946rW)

I'm glad it worked, it I'm unfamiliar with what you are referring too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:04 AM (Rz2Nc)

589 > well, they averaged 12 kids so dats alota names

Yeah, they didn't spend ALL their time reading the Bible.

The Puritans have gotten a pretty bad rap over the years. They were definitely against sex outside of marriage, but were all in favor of it within.

They liked their beer, too.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 01:05 AM (6dXV7)

590 I had almost 320 acres of mortgaged land, everything planted in velcro...then the Lint Storm of '72
Posted by: former farmer Miklos at December 18, 2020 01:03 AM (QzkSJ)
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Yeah, and nauga ranching fell through eventually, too.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 01:05 AM (Uhu8A)

591 No, no, no times 1,000,000. Their products are overpriced and my ex-husband pretty much bankrupted us trying to become an Amway tycoon.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner

No, no, no

The teachers have to sell it.

It's in the Union Contract

Posted by: Miklos aforethought at December 18, 2020 01:05 AM (QzkSJ)

592 It worked in Idaho.
Posted by: redbanzai the South


a few times

the cop who arested the mom at the playground had 200+ people outside his house

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 01:05 AM (r4bSV)

593 376 the article says the nurse says she often faints from pain

huh, how painful was her arm from the shot?
Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:53 PM

Avoid pain if you have severe reactions to it.

Posted by: Did Bill feel Hillary's fainting pain? at December 18, 2020 01:06 AM (BBWrU)

594 https://tinyurl.com/Meconium-name

Umm.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at December 18, 2020 01:07 AM (9IdCK)

595 I dated someone who was doing Amway (Quixtar in the US). I got involved trying to support him but could never get rid of the heebie-jeebies. So glad that is over.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:07 AM (9hauA)

596
It worked in Idaho.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:01 AM (946rW)



I'm glad it worked, it I'm unfamiliar with what you are referring too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:04 AM (Rz2Nc)

The Boise Health Commission was about to pass lock down measures last week when one of the commissions members got a call from their kid because there were 100s of armed men and women outside their house demonstrating. The woman left the meeting in tears, the meeting was cancelled and the point was made. They did not pass the lock down.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (946rW)

597 a few times

the cop who arested the mom at the playground had 200+ people outside his house

Posted by: will choose a nic later at December 18, 2020 01:05 AM (r4bSV)

Dropping off pies and letting him no his service isn't appreciated?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (Rz2Nc)

598 Yeah, and nauga ranching fell through eventually, too.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

That worked out a bit better.

Some of us went to the Rich Corinthian early.

1974-77 we made money.

Posted by: Miklos Montalban at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (QzkSJ)

599 I dated someone who was doing Amway (Quixtar in the
US). I got involved trying to support him but could never get rid of the
heebie-jeebies. So glad that is over.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:07 AM (9hauA)

It did not leave a good impression on me either.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (946rW)

600 Heh.

San Francisco's lunatic school board is removing Dianne Feinstein's name from school buildings now. Something to do with her tolerating a confederate flag being flown in 1984.

The Left can't kill itself soon enough.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (WC/Jr)

601 I almost had a contract for some farmland contained in the medians of the Interstate Highway system.

I was planning to raise spaghetti.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (6dXV7)

602 450 Prediction

any death, including from gunshot and ladder fall, can be counted as a COVID death--
BUT any reaction after the vaccine will be dismissed as coincidental and unrelated.
Posted by: vmom - Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (nUhF0)
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I just looked up Chattanooga.com (the hospital's location). they do NOT mention the incident. they substituted a photo of a guy on the steps outside the hospital receiving the vaccine. maybe outside to escape the commotion in the staged area following the fainting? the article on the webpage is surrounded by 5 (!) covid panic-porn stories.
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I went to the chattanooga news free press site (the major newspaper) in the city. There is a 22 paragraph article about the PR event. They do NOT mention the incident with Nurse Manager Tiffany Dover until the 18th paragraph! It is two sentences. Followed by an "explanation." Thus:

"Tiffany Dover, nurse manager in Memorial's COVID-19 unit, was overcome with emotion as she recalled the difficulty caring for coronavirus patients minutes after receiving her vaccine dose. Moments later, she started feeling dizzy and fainted.

"Memorial physicians who were on site said light-headness and fainting sometimes occur when undergoing medical procedures, such as getting a shot or having blood drawn. A Memorial spokesperson said Thursday evening that Dover was doing well."
---

The paper also has a photo spread with 15 (!) photos from the PR event. That includes two photos of nurse manager Tiffany Dover. Both are of her looking normal BEFORE she fell out.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 01:09 AM (BRkq2)

603 593 376 the article says the nurse says she often faints from pain

huh, how painful was her arm from the shot?
Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 11:53 PM

Avoid pain if you have severe reactions to it.
Posted by: Did Bill feel Hillary's fainting pain? at December 18, 2020 01:06 AM (BBWrU)

I'm not like other people.

I don't like pain.

Pain hurts me.

Posted by: Daffy Duck at December 18, 2020 01:09 AM (Ojki1)

604 Good night, all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 01:09 AM (6dXV7)

605 Always seemed to me that Amway walked riiiiight up to the razor's edge of being a pyramid scheme.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:11 AM (nakwk)

606 I almost had a contract for some farmland contained in the medians of the Interstate Highway system.

I was planning to raise spaghetti.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (6dXV7)
------------
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 18, 2020 01:11 AM (Uhu8A)

607 any death, including from gunshot and ladder fall, can be counted as a COVID death--

BUT any reaction after the vaccine will be dismissed as coincidental and unrelated.

Posted by: vmom - Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 12:16 AM (nUhF0)


They are already saying the Bell's Palsy test subjects have developed will not be listed as a side effect and will not be counted as an adverse vaccine reaction in the public either.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:12 AM (946rW)

608 The paper also has a photo spread with 15 (!) photos from the PR event. That includes two photos of nurse manager Tiffany Dover. Both are of her looking normal BEFORE she fell out.
Posted by: Gilded

"Tiffany Dover, over and over..."

Posted by: Miklos "Tommy" James and the Shondells at December 18, 2020 01:12 AM (QzkSJ)

609 Wait 'til you meat Tiffany's brother Ben.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 01:13 AM (L2ZTs)

610 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Glass raised!

Posted by: Miklos from the BBC archives at December 18, 2020 01:13 AM (QzkSJ)

611 I'm glad it worked, it I'm unfamiliar with what you are referring too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:04 AM (Rz2Nc)

The Boise Health Commission was about to pass lock down measures last week when one of the commissions members got a call from their kid because there were 100s of armed men and women outside their house demonstrating. The woman left the meeting in tears, the meeting was cancelled and the point was made. They did not pass the lock down.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (946rW)

Awesome!

Where I live, when all this nonsense started, the County Sheriff stated they wouldn't be enforcing any of the Governor's edicts, the county health department said the same. Oddly enough us largely mask less free citizens have the lowest rate in the state.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:13 AM (Rz2Nc)

612 meat... meet...

these autocucumber jokes just write themselves, literally.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 01:13 AM (L2ZTs)

613 It did not leave a good impression on me either.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:08 AM (946rW

Very cultish.

I actually joined a group of Amway survivors (my term) afterwards. The people who just sell products without caring about the meetings avoid all that nonsense. In the group, I found out about the abject hypocrisy of their stars. I could go on, but I am hunting and pecking on my phone.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:14 AM (9hauA)

614 Always seemed to me that Amway walked riiiiight up to the razor's edge of being a pyramid scheme.
Posted by: Insomniac

And "the Razor's Edge" starred Bill Murray.

Kinda makes you think.

Posted by: Miklos Maugham at December 18, 2020 01:14 AM (QzkSJ)

615 semi-willowed from the 200s. You've definitely covinved me to read The Mote in God's Eye now. My dad has a great sci fi library which has been nice, since our actual librarieshave been doing jack and crap.
Glad you didn'tburn it down while I was watching old jeopardies. We're so behind, Alex Trebek is still alive.

Posted by: funsize at December 18, 2020 01:16 AM (EiPf6)

616
"Memorial physicians who were on site said light-headness and fainting sometimes occur when undergoing medical procedures, such as getting a shot or having blood drawn. A Memorial spokesperson said Thursday evening that Dover was doing well."
---

The paper also has a photo spread with 15 (!) photos from the PR event. That includes two photos of nurse manager Tiffany Dover. Both are of her looking normal BEFORE she fell out.
Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 01:09 AM (BRkq2)

I have spent so, so much time over the last year and 3/4s getting blood drawn and having procedures-including bone marrow and liver biopsies. Not only have I never fainted I have never seen anyone else faint either.

I did 2 people become faint in college on getting a Meningitis shot but 1 of them had skipped breakfast which was recommended (it was easy to ask him as he was my roommate).

Does it happen? Yes, but you would probably want to find someone who doesn't have a history of it happening- as well as make sure they did any sort of prep before hand for your PR event.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:16 AM (Ojki1)

617 Always seemed to me that Amway walked riiiiight up to the razor's edge of being a pyramid scheme.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:11 AM (nakwk)

Walked right to the edge and dived in. It may not technically have been a pyramid scheme but it might as well have been.

To me, the problem was not the products, despite the fact that they were overpriced, but sucking you into their community. It then basically takes over your life. Like I said, cultish. They basically tell you not to do your own research and trust them m

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:17 AM (9hauA)

618 Where I live, when all this nonsense started, the County Sheriff stated they wouldn't be enforcing any of the Governor's edicts, the county health department said the same. Oddly enough us largely mask less free citizens have the lowest rate in the state.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:13 AM (Rz2Nc)


Our law enforcement will not enforce anything but the health department has said more than once that they want people to be arrested. Really frustrating. We're a very conservative county, but the health department is infested with leftists.

Posted by: AF at December 18, 2020 01:17 AM (S8ePJ)

619 Gaming 3 hours ago
Sony removes Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store and offers refunds to customers

^^^ Were there not enough trans characters in the game?

Posted by: Woke 2020 at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (BBWrU)

620 Very cultish.



I actually joined a group of Amway survivors (my term) afterwards.
The people who just sell products without caring about the meetings
avoid all that nonsense. In the group, I found out about the abject
hypocrisy of their stars. I could go on, but I am hunting and pecking on
my phone.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:14 AM (9hauA)


Before my ex became my ex, we went to couples counseling. One of his complaints to the therapist (and the one that made the therapist just stare at him like he didn't know what to say) was that I did not support him in his Amway sales enough. It felt very cultish to me.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (946rW)

621 Walked right to the edge and dived in. It may not technically have been a pyramid scheme but it might as well have been.

To me, the problem was not the products, despite the fact that they were overpriced, but sucking you into their community. It then basically takes over your life. Like I said, cultish. They basically tell you not to do your own research and trust them m
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:17 AM (9hauA)

Did they sell any Kool-Aid type flavored drink mixes?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (nakwk)

622 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 18, 2020 01:20 AM (L2ZTs)

623 Before my ex became my ex, we went to couples counseling. One of his complaints to the therapist (and the one that made the therapist just stare at him like he didn't know what to say) was that I did not support him in his Amway sales enough. It felt very cultish to me.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (946rW)

Did you go the meetings and conventions?

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:20 AM (9hauA)

624 Before my ex became my ex, we went to couples counseling. One of his complaints to the therapist (and the one that made the therapist just stare at him like he didn't know what to say) was that I did not support him in his Amway sales enough. It felt very cultish to me.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (946rW)

Now that's...weird.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:20 AM (nakwk)

625 614 Always seemed to me that Amway walked riiiiight up to the razor's edge of being a pyramid scheme.
Posted by: Insomniac

And "the Razor's Edge" starred Bill Murray.

Kinda makes you think.
Posted by: Miklos Maugham at December 18, 2020 01:14 AM (QzkSJ)

Which failed to make back it's budget and really poured gas on Murray's long decline into apathy toward acting.

So again, makes you think.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:21 AM (Ojki1)

626 Goodnight, qdpsteve!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:21 AM (9hauA)

627 Our law enforcement will not enforce anything but the health department has said more than once that they want people to be arrested. Really frustrating. We're a very conservative county, but the health department is infested with leftists.
Posted by: AF at December 18, 2020 01:17 AM (S8ePJ)

Hopefully "public health" will become widely seen as disreputable in 2021.

Posted by: Remind me who favored Prohibition? at December 18, 2020 01:22 AM (BBWrU)

628 Good choice, funsize.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 01:22 AM (1YlHz)

629 Followup: how many times have you fainted from pain in the last year? And do you feel like that condition should be a concern to your patients and employer. In case you stubbed your toe or had a bug bite?

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 01:22 AM (BRkq2)

630
Which failed to make back it's budget and really poured gas on Murray's long decline into apathy toward acting.

So again, makes you think.
Posted by: Bete

That's why I stick to a life of Comedy.

Posted by: Miklos, I'll be here all week at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (QzkSJ)

631 617 Always seemed to me that Amway walked riiiiight up to the razor's edge of being a pyramid scheme.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:11 AM (nakwk)

Walked right to the edge and dived in. It may not technically have been a pyramid scheme but it might as well have been.

To me, the problem was not the products, despite the fact that they were overpriced, but sucking you into their community. It then basically takes over your life. Like I said, cultish. They basically tell you not to do your own research and trust them m
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:17 AM (9hauA)

One of the smartest moves a previous friend of mine ever made was walking away even though he was desperate for work when an ex-coworker and her significant other tried to recruit him into the cult.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (Ojki1)

632 Before my ex became my ex, we went to couples
counseling. One of his complaints to the therapist (and the one that
made the therapist just stare at him like he didn't know what to say)
was that I did not support him in his Amway sales enough. It felt very
cultish to me.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (946rW)



Did you go the meetings and conventions?

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:20 AM (9hauA)


YES! Uncomfortable would be a severe understatement.


And Insom... yes they do sell knock off cool aid powder.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (946rW)

633 Did they sell any Kool-Aid type flavored drink mixes?
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (nakwk)

They might have actually, but I don't remember. They definitely sold things like energy drinks though, and other food and beverages products. You were expected to switch to everything Amway, which would be very expensive for a person with a regular job, and I was a grad student with a stipend then.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (9hauA)

634
And Insom... yes they do sell knock off cool aid powder.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (946rW)

Heh. Figures.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:24 AM (nakwk)

635 The "cult-deprogramming" people have become a cult themselves by now.

Posted by: It's all just wetware at December 18, 2020 01:25 AM (BBWrU)

636 Before my ex became my ex, we went to couples
counseling. One of his complaints to the therapist (and the one that
made the therapist just stare at him like he didn't know what to say)
was that I did not support him in his Amway sales enough. It felt very
cultish to me.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (946rW)



Now that's...weird.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:20 AM (nakwk)

Well he had to come up with something to tell the therapist when I complained that he did not believe me when I told him married people were not allowed to date other people... it is right there in the manual:-P

After all, he couldn't look like the bad guy.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:26 AM (946rW)

637 They might have actually, but I don't remember. They
definitely sold things like energy drinks though, and other food and
beverages products. You were expected to switch to everything Amway,
which would be very expensive for a person with a regular job, and I was
a grad student with a stipend then.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (9hauA)


So, so expensive.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:27 AM (946rW)

638 Our law enforcement will not enforce anything but the health department has said more than once that they want people to be arrested. Really frustrating. We're a very conservative county, but the health department is infested with leftists.
Posted by: AF at December 18, 2020 01:17 AM (S8ePJ)

Our Health department is headed by someone that not only is related to the grocery owner, he works there. Closing any other food place is a conflict of interest.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:27 AM (Rz2Nc)

639 619 Gaming 3 hours ago
Sony removes Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store and offers refunds to customers

^^^ Were there not enough trans characters in the game?
Posted by: Woke 2020 at December 18, 2020 01:19 AM (BBWrU)

The woke crowd was pissed that there were trans characters ever since that one poster and that they weren't being handled "right."

But in this case it was cancelled for being a broken mess and the company offered refunds without letting the company that would have to deal with those refunds -Sony- know.

Piss of the woke and you can survive. Piss of your distributor who controls access to a good share of your potential sales market...not so good.

And then there is the whole "piss of your customer by giving them a product that may not be playable at all" and they basically hit the Daily Double of bad business moves.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:27 AM (Ojki1)

640 YES! Uncomfortable would be a severe understatement.


And Insom... yes they do sell knock off cool aid powder.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (946rW)

We have to trade stories sometime! Do many people being deceived, so many putting up a front about perfect lives, marriages, and finances. Now that I think of all the people who must have been so miserable pursuing "the dream," it's really sad.

Oh, and they were intensely materialistic although they would deny it or explain it away.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:28 AM (9hauA)

641 They might have actually, but I don't remember. They definitely sold things like energy drinks though, and other food and beverages products. You were expected to switch to everything Amway, which would be very expensive for a person with a regular job, and I was a grad student with a stipend then.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:23 AM (9hauA)

So you were supposed to eat, drink, sleep and breathe Amway? Gee, nothing cultish about that...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:29 AM (nakwk)

642 That's why I stick to a life of Comedy.
Posted by: Miklos
-----------

My life of comity is being challenged.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 01:29 AM (sTOQ8)

643 I heard John Roberts Screaming open for Death of the Republic in the SCOTUS deliberation chambers in 2020.

Posted by: Anonymous SCOTUS clerk at December 18, 2020 01:30 AM (3MG/9)

644 629 Followup: how many times have you fainted from pain in the last year? And do you feel like that condition should be a concern to your patients and employer. In case you stubbed your toe or had a bug bite?
Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 01:22 AM (BRkq2)

Well the bone marrow biopsy was kind of close.

I did faint twice, but no pain was involved...before hand anyway.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:30 AM (Ojki1)

645 Well he had to come up with something to tell the therapist when I complained that he did not believe me when I told him married people were not allowed to date other people... it is right there in the manual:-P

After all, he couldn't look like the bad guy.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:26 AM (946rW)

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:30 AM (nakwk)

646 Well he had to come up with something to tell the therapist when I complained that he did not believe me when I told him married people were not allowed to date other people... it is right there in the manual:-P


Posted by: redbanzai the

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:32 AM (9hauA)

647 645 Well he had to come up with something to tell the therapist when I complained that he did not believe me when I told him married people were not allowed to date other people... it is right there in the manual:-P

After all, he couldn't look like the bad guy.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:26 AM (946rW)

And that is what he came up with? Glad you never needed him to invent an alibi for you on the spot.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:32 AM (Ojki1)

648 We have to trade stories sometime! Do many people
being deceived, so many putting up a front about perfect lives,
marriages, and finances. Now that I think of all the people who must
have been so miserable pursuing "the dream," it's really sad.



Oh, and they were intensely materialistic although they would deny it or explain it away.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:28 AM (9hauA)

One of the things the ex's "upline" insisted he do every couple of weeks is drive around rich neighborhoods looking at houses to motivate him to sell more (so that he too could have a house like those).

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:32 AM (946rW)

649 Insomniac, Jinx!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:32 AM (9hauA)

650 Wow. Got late gradually, then all at once. I bid you all a very good night. Except you. You know what you did.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:33 AM (nakwk)

651 Our Health department is headed by someone that not only is related to the grocery owner, he works there. Closing any other food place is a conflict of interest.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 18, 2020 01:27 AM (Rz2Nc)


Sounds about like where some of my family went to visit in the summer, headed to a small town in eastern OH and said nobody was wearing masks, no Karens, no paranoia--felt like a completely different (aka normal) world.

Posted by: AF at December 18, 2020 01:34 AM (S8ePJ)

652 Amway huh?

I got some brochures and you guys do not seem busy so....

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:35 AM (IYHxL)

653 Well he had to come up with something to tell the
therapist when I complained that he did not believe me when I told him
married people were not allowed to date other people... it is right
there in the manual:-P





Posted by: redbanzai the





Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:32 AM (9hauA)

It truly was as stupid as that:
Me: I cannot tolerate the cheating. It is breaking our family.
Him: Well she wouldn't help me sell Amway! I would have succeeded if she had supported me more!!?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:35 AM (946rW)

654 650 Wow. Got late gradually, then all at once. I bid you all a very good night. Except you. You know what you did.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 01:33 AM (nakwk)

But can you prove it? I expect not.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:35 AM (Ojki1)

655 One of the things the ex's "upline" insisted he do every couple of weeks is drive around rich neighborhoods looking at houses to motivate him to sell more (so that he too could have a house like those).
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:32 AM (946rW)

Yep, I heard the same thing.

Now, I do like driving around looking at big houses, but for fun and because they look nice. I'm not sure I would really want to live in a mansion.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:36 AM (9hauA)

656 My bad Insom. I apologize.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:37 AM (IYHxL)

657 Goodnight Insom!

It wasn't me!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:37 AM (9hauA)

658 Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:36 AM (9hauA)

I definitely would not want to be in charge of cleaning it. Get a maid or cleaning service.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:38 AM (IYHxL)

659 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:35 AM (946rW)

Well he obviously had a point. I think the big problem was that he did not explain to glories of Amway properly.....now if you will just sit down and go over these brochures here with me....

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:40 AM (IYHxL)

660 Him: Well she wouldn't help me sell Amway! I would have succeeded if she had supported me more!!?
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:35 AM (946rW)

Actually, it may not have been an attempt at deflection (although it most likely was) but they become absolutely obsessed with it and there could have been a crazy connection in his mind.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:40 AM (9hauA)

661 Now, I do like driving around looking at big houses, but for fun and because they look nice. I'm not sure I would really want to live in a mansion.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math
-------

Don't care about the house, just want a cook and a house cleaner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 01:40 AM (sTOQ8)

662 Richard DeVos co-founded Amway. Betsy is his daughter-in-law.

Posted by: Multi Level Marketer at December 18, 2020 01:40 AM (BBWrU)

663 I definitely would not want to be in charge of cleaning it. Get a maid or cleaning service.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:38 AM (IYHxL)

Oh, I would. I pay someone to clean my place now, and it's just a town house.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:41 AM (9hauA)

664 The latest from Georgia by the by is that Raffensberger is finally ordering a signature audit of the "whole state".



And by the "whole state", he means a small sample. And by signature audit, he means he wants to turn over the small sample to the University of Georgia which is, I think, the same University that Kemp turned the voting machines over to in 2018 when all the data went POOF! and was gone (because of mishandling by the University said Kemp's staff).

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:42 AM (946rW)

665 Don't care about the house, just want a cook and a house cleaner.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 01:40 AM (sTOQ

I want a cook too. And basically a maid who would do all the house work.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:42 AM (9hauA)

666 Oh, I would. I pay someone to clean my place now, and it's just a town house.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking
-----------

I would have to clean house before having someone clean house.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 01:43 AM (sTOQ8)

667 I would have to clean house before having someone clean house.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 01:43 AM (sTOQ


LOL... my best friend does that. Her husband hired a maid service for her but she doesn't want them to think she is dirty so she cleans everything before they get there.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:45 AM (946rW)

668 A cook would be nice for my wife and kids but would be wasted on me. Carnivore FTW.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:45 AM (IYHxL)

669 But in this case it was cancelled for being a broken
mess and the company offered refunds without letting the company that
would have to deal with those refunds -Sony- know.



Piss of the woke and you can survive. Piss of your distributor who
controls access to a good share of your potential sales market...not so
good.



And then there is the whole "piss of your customer by giving them a
product that may not be playable at all" and they basically hit the
Daily Double of bad business moves.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:27 AM (Ojki1)

Shit man, I was considering that game as a fallback for when Destiny pisses me off. I guess I dodged a bullet.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 18, 2020 01:47 AM (9Om/r)

670 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:45 AM (946rW)

I gotta imagine if it does not stink like piss or animal and is not full of trash most cleaning services are passing no judgement.

Also saw what you said about Kemp. Jesus these people think they are slick.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:47 AM (IYHxL)

671 Shit man, I was considering that game as a fallback for when Destiny pisses me off. I guess I dodged a bullet.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 18, 2020 01:47 AM (9Om/r)

It is apparently very good if you have a high end pc.

Other than that, yeah I'd wait.

And am waiting.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 01:48 AM (Ojki1)

672 We should get an AoS game group. Exchange gamer tags or something

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:48 AM (IYHxL)

673 I gotta imagine if it does not stink like piss or
animal and is not full of trash most cleaning services are passing no
judgement.



Also saw what you said about Kemp. Jesus these people think they are slick.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:47 AM (IYHxL)

Lin Wood tweeted about how they are not fooling anyone and if they were serious, they would bring in an outside CPA firm to do the audit. Bet you dollars to donuts that Raffensperger only allows the consent agreement signature match instead of the one require by the actual law.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:51 AM (946rW)

674 All right. It's way past time for me to go to bed. Thanks for your awesome company, everyone. Goodnight!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 01:51 AM (9hauA)

675 I gotta imagine if it does not stink like piss or

animal and is not full of trash most cleaning services are passing no

judgement.





Also saw what you said about Kemp. Jesus these people think they are slick.



Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:47 AM (IYHxL)

My friend actually keeps a pretty clean house normally. It could pass a white glove dust test before the cleaning folks get there though.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:53 AM (946rW)

676 And I am finally wound down. Good night all. Sleep sweet and may good things come for all of us tomorrow.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 01:54 AM (946rW)

677 It truly was as stupid as that:

Me: I cannot tolerate the cheating. It is breaking our family.

Him: Well she wouldn't help me sell Amway! I would have succeeded if she had supported me more!!?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner



I'm happy you escaped him.

My ex-wife was a cheater as well and rationalized it as being necessary because she was "bored" turning 40 while raising three kids (3, 7, and 10 at the time).

People are just nuts.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 01:56 AM (1YlHz)

678 Redbanzi, if you want to put that insurance license to good use, drop me an email, we're hiring.

And with that I bid you all a good night.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 18, 2020 01:56 AM (NJ4H/)

679 Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 01:56 AM (1YlHz)

Another Amway success story?

All jokes aside both yours and redbanzai story are absolutely fucked. What is wrong with people?

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 18, 2020 01:59 AM (IYHxL)

680 We were at this cool little liquor store and started chatting up the owner (no mask in So Cal, so liked him immediately) and he gave us three free mini bottles of peanut butter whiskey because I was talking about girly drinks I liked which he was appalled by. I was horrified at PB whiskey but it actually is pretty ok.. just a richer buttery flavor not really like a chunk of PB.

OTOH a bottle of almond champagne my better half's admin gave him was a damn awful girly crappy drink that went right down the sink.

Posted by: keena at December 18, 2020 02:03 AM (RiTnx)

681 Another Amway success story?

All jokes aside both yours and redbanzai story are absolutely fucked. What is wrong with people?

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One




Nothing to do with Amway. My ex is incredubly immature and has this weird thing where any negative feeling she has suddenly becomes something that will last forever and she's doomed!

She got bored with what I considered a very fun and full home life and just strayed, then blamed it on me and that was it. Great house filled with kids and toys and laughter and the next thing you know I'm jettisoned and alone. 10 years now. Grrrrrr!

People suck.

Then again, I picked her. So why do I complain?

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 02:05 AM (1YlHz)

682 Great ONT, WD!

I'm still laughing at those photoshopped pictures.
Posted by: Ladyl

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 02:08 AM (arJlL)

683 Interesting piece of trivia: The story of the Arizona Ranger with the big iron on his hip was worked into a sub-plot in Stephen Hunter's book "I, Sniper".

Posted by: Socratease at December 18, 2020 02:08 AM (2GbWn)

684 People are unpredictable. You may know who you are marrying (may), but it's impossible to tell who that person will be much later.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 18, 2020 02:09 AM (H5knJ)

685 Abandoned Ofo bikes cry out for help while piled up in a bike-sharing graveyard

In Changsha, the capital of China's central Hunan province, residents near an abandoned construction site full of shared bikes said they kept hearing cries for help.

The bikes are designed to call out through an installed speaker when tipped over. "Little yellow bike fell. Please hurry and help me up!" the voice repeatedly said in a female voice as heard in videos shared on social media.

https://tinyurl.com/y9ox9pun

Posted by: Don't worry, Biden will import them here at December 18, 2020 02:11 AM (BBWrU)

686 Interesting piece of trivia: The story of the Arizona Ranger with the big iron on his hip was worked into a sub-plot in Stephen Hunter's book "I, Sniper".
Posted by: Socratease
---------

Gus, carrying a Colt Walker in 'Lonesome Dove' always makes me feel warm. The moment when he pistol whips the uppity bartender with it is especially rewarding.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 02:18 AM (sTOQ8)

687 Patrick Byrne says VA, NV, and parts of CA have Congress members elected by cheating.

Posted by: Been going on for years at December 18, 2020 02:18 AM (BBWrU)

688 >65 are the only group with any real risk to consider when it comes to covid. However, they are a secondary vaccination priority to "Essential workers", according to the CDC, because minorities are underrepresented among adults >65

No, really (link has a link to the CDC slides discussing the topic)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y88dmk4d

Posted by: Methos at December 18, 2020 02:19 AM (kOpft)

689 Gus, carrying a Colt Walker in 'Lonesome Dove' always makes me feel warm. The moment when he pistol whips the uppity bartender with it is especially rewarding.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc
--------

That gun was just sold a few days ago at auction. Don't know what they got for it, but pre-auction estimate was $10k-$20k
https://tinyurl.com/yad4copx

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 18, 2020 02:20 AM (sTOQ8)

690 Also I fear i'm not quite what you're imagining. My type is less dancer's body and more...potato. Genetics.
Posted by: funsize

French fry ?

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 02:23 AM (arJlL)

691 And hogmartin,
There's always biathlon. Those are some serious athletes. Holy crap.
Posted by: Nurse ratched

Nowadays, that might not mean what you think it means.

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 02:29 AM (arJlL)

692 Redbanzi, if you want to put that insurance license to good use, drop me an email, we're hiring.



And with that I bid you all a good night.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 18, 2020 01:56 AM (NJ4H/)

Weirddave... I had your email at one point but do not have it anymore. Is it OK if I get it from Ben Had?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 02:32 AM (946rW)

693 Patrick Byrne says VA, NV, and parts of CA have Congress members elected by cheating.

Posted by: Been going on for years at December 18, 2020 02:18 AM (BBWrU)

I know for a fact several congressional seats in VA were decided by fraud.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 02:34 AM (946rW)

694 Another Amway success story?



All jokes aside both yours and redbanzai story are absolutely fucked. What is wrong with people?



Posted by: thathalfrican - The One



Oh honey, you do not know the half of it:-P But what doesn't kill you... is your life.



And I have a pretty good life now:-)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 02:35 AM (946rW)

695 Me, arguing with some GOPe apologist on Twitter: If I lived in GA, I'd vote for the R's, but without much confidence that the Dems won't just steal it again.

GOPe guy: The Dems won't be able to steal it. Too many people are watching this time.

Me: wut?

GOPe guy: Stop being a cultist!

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at December 18, 2020 02:36 AM (8E8Am)

696 @MayorOfLA @ericgarcetti says he told the Biden/Harris transition team that he "needs" to remain in Los Angeles & continue to serve as Mayor.

He says L.A. is in a critical moment & he says he will NOT be serving in the new Administration in D.C.

Posted by: Translation: "This wasn't his choice" at December 18, 2020 02:42 AM (BBWrU)

697 Yesterday was our 25th wedding anniversary. Not gloating...we've had our ups and downs like anyone else. Interestingly, among the close friends of my wife and I....about 10 couples, 8 have been together about as long. 2 divorces.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at December 18, 2020 02:42 AM (8E8Am)

698 @Maximus_4EVR 5h
FYI Arizona Update 2.0
-Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (4 Rs, 1 D) special public meeting tomorrow
-They are convening because the State Legislature has issued subpoenas and they're two steps from indictments.
-@RSBNetwork will be carrying it.

Posted by: Ninth Circuit will intervene? at December 18, 2020 02:47 AM (BBWrU)

699 Happy 25 midnight rambler, quite an accomplishment in these days. 29 coming up God willing

Posted by: Summer of Love at December 18, 2020 02:48 AM (FJrl0)

700 China and the US get into a nuclear war. They kill 300 million of us, we're done. We kill 300 million of them, they still have 700 million left to rule over Fallout 5.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at December 18, 2020 02:53 AM (8E8Am)

701 @LibertyLynx 6h
So I see alcohol ads still show people partying together sans masks and really, what's the alternative? Showing someone sitting alone, isolated crying into their red solo cup full of vodka?

Posted by: Some years are better than others at December 18, 2020 02:56 AM (BBWrU)

702 Penn Jillette named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.

Posted by: Insomniac




What the fuck.
Posted by: Sharkman

That was the second choice.

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 02:57 AM (arJlL)

703 China and the US get into a nuclear war. They kill 300 million of us, we're done. We kill 300 million of them, they still have 700 million left to rule over Fallout 5.
Posted by: Midnight Rambler
.....

Meh.. the Yellowstone Super Volcano is gonna kill us first..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2020 03:02 AM (CjFDo)

704 Yesterday was our 25th wedding anniversary. Not gloating...we've had our ups and downs like anyone else. Interestingly, among the close friends of my wife and I....about 10 couples, 8 have been together about as long. 2 divorces.
Posted by: Midnight Rambler
.

Congrats! 46 years here!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2020 03:05 AM (CjFDo)

705 701 @LibertyLynx 6h
So I see alcohol ads still show people partying together sans masks and really, what's the alternative? Showing someone sitting alone, isolated crying into their red solo cup full of vodka?
Posted by: Some years are better than others at December 18, 2020 02:56 AM (BBWrU)
---

Good point. People alone, wearing masks, with booze. Mandatory or pull the ads.

Someone might see themselves in the picture.

And so so so for the networks when the companies stop advertising.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 03:10 AM (BRkq2)

706 "700
China and the US get into a nuclear war. They kill 300 million of us,
we're done. We kill 300 million of them, they still have 700 million
left to rule over Fallout 5.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at December 18, 2020 02:53 AM (8E8Am)"

They contaminate more than a couple of our major ports, not only are we hosed for a couple of decades, *the rest of the world* is economically fucked for even longer.

Doesn't even really matter how many people die in the attacks.

And that's just a ground or relatively low alt burst; a serious attempt at an EMP attack over North America means the entire world is shelving the whole advanced civilization thing for a couple hundred years.

China would fare pretty well in either case up until everyone else glassed them.

Posted by: there are only three star wars films at December 18, 2020 03:10 AM (EEVQU)

707 check out analysis per China by Cato upstream

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 03:15 AM (BRkq2)

708 Rambler, congratulations!

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 03:19 AM (BRkq2)

709 Jesus! Our cat just climbed into the washing machine for the first time. Bad idea!

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2020 03:21 AM (GtG/j)

710 Boycott the fake ass criminals in GA. and the Dems they are running against

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 03:22 AM (BRkq2)

711 Marty Robbins -- My dad had that gunfighter ballad album, and played it frequently.

And practiced his quick draw quite a bit.

Claimed he was born in the wrong century a time or twenty as well.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 18, 2020 03:23 AM (F0YaR)

712 Jesus! Our cat just climbed into the washing machine for the first time. Bad idea!

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2020 03:21 AM (GtG/j)


One of our cats got a short ride in the front loader dryer one time; when I opened the door, he proved he had a speed I hadn't known of as he dashed out.

Protip -- Check for cats before closing washer/dryer lid.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 18, 2020 03:29 AM (F0YaR)

713 Yesterday was our 25th wedding anniversary.
{...}
Posted by: Midnight Rambler


May you have 25 more happy years ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at December 18, 2020 03:32 AM (LPnfS)

714 701 @LibertyLynx 6h
So I see alcohol ads still show people partying together sans masks and really, what's the alternative? Showing someone sitting alone, isolated crying into their red solo cup full of vodka?
----
George Thorogood was ahead of his time!
https://youtu.be/lpzqQst-Sg8

Posted by: Jimco Industries at December 18, 2020 03:37 AM (buTO7)

715 One of our cats got a short ride in the front loader dryer one time; when I opened the door, he proved he had a speed I hadn't known of as he dashed out.

Protip -- Check for cats before closing washer/dryer lid.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 18, 2020 03:29 AM (F0YaR)

I shot the cat with the water bottle. Hopefully he'll get a negative association.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 18, 2020 03:39 AM (GtG/j)

716 Good news, infections of regular flu in the US are down 98% from the last year. 60k+.
Yeah, I'm not going to even make a joke. When gunshot victims are listed on their death certificates as Covid deaths, incompetence isn't the least bit funny.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 18, 2020 03:48 AM (8+gGj)

717 State of Georgia is ordering a statewide signature audit on all absentee ballots.

Will GOP poll watchers be allowed to see the ballots this time?

How do we get the state to implement some form of projector so the image of the signature is magnified, and clearly visible for all to see?

Posted by: Sam Adams at December 18, 2020 03:48 AM (VDbGO)

718 And now, off to make some Christmas cookies to send to my brothers.

Posted by: Sam Adams at December 18, 2020 03:50 AM (VDbGO)

719 Been a while since I checked in. Rest assured Joe Biden is a good and honest man. A straight shooter, much like myself!

Posted by: Dreamy James Comey at December 18, 2020 03:50 AM (uEauf)

720 Big cities school unions are as Communist as the CCP.

The State is more important than the individual, that's what they teach. That's flat-out Commie. Family values? Forget it.

Everything the teachers unions say and do back me up.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 18, 2020 03:56 AM (8+gGj)

721 It was said here earlier that the crooked Dem-ally GA Gov or crooked SoS is sending them to a Univ. GA dept that is an anti-PDT hotbed and was implicated in rigging the presidential election. idk

It does sound like, after perpetual backstabbing of PDT, bribe eating, and continual lying to the base, those GOP asshoe candidates in Ga are trying to step up their game of acting like they weren't part of the steal.

I think the idea that voters might really tell the GOP to GFY has them worried.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 03:58 AM (BRkq2)

722 hey dog!

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 03:59 AM (BRkq2)

723 night, sam

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 03:59 AM (BRkq2)

724 did you see the video from the big PR live tv presser where they gave a nurse the vaccine as an example to the little people... and she passed out on camera?

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 04:03 AM (BRkq2)

725 good times

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 04:03 AM (BRkq2)

726 I don't want to get up

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:03 AM (Cxk7w)

727 omg if skip is getting up i am up too late! morning, skip

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 04:05 AM (BRkq2)

728 Bill Barr had his way with me in a shady motel off the Vegas Strip. He seemed so honest until his dick went up my ass.

Posted by: Gimp at December 18, 2020 04:07 AM (uEauf)

729 The governor of Rhode Island, ladies and gentlemen.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 18, 2020 04:07 AM (H5knJ)

730 How much snow did you get, Skip?


Mornin', all

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 18, 2020 04:07 AM (ngLJ+)

731 you otter have known better

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 04:08 AM (BRkq2)

732 3 day weekend begins

Posted by: DB- just DB. at December 18, 2020 04:09 AM (iTXRQ)

733 lmfao, bear. i just got it!

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 04:12 AM (BRkq2)

734 Good morning everyone

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 04:14 AM (9UmRs)

735

Mornin' ladies and germaphobes.

Repeating request for pain relief prayer.
Taking sick day hoping that and doing nothing but sitting around and instigating trouble here helps it go away.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 04:15 AM (EKYdb)

736 TeeJ, will do.

Hope you get some reief quickly

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 18, 2020 04:16 AM (ngLJ+)

737 Will GOP poll watchers be allowed to see the ballots this time?

How do we get the state to implement some form of projector so the image of the signature is magnified, and clearly visible for all to see?
Posted by: Sam Adams at December 18, 2020 03:48 AM (VDbGO)

My solution for Detroit is that the ballots cannot be counted in the inner cities, since only Republican poll watchers get chased out of the polling place, and are otherwise intimidated. The Detroit cops are in on the steal, since they are the muscle removing poll watchers.

White 'burbs are included in Wayne county, not just Detroit, so the ballots have to be trucked outside the city of Detroit, maybe to Livonia or Northville to be processed.

If we enact this in two years, wHitler and her two henchwomen lose.

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 04:19 AM (9UmRs)

738 Found out last night no Christmas gathering at my aunt's house, first time ever.
Yes Covid-19 scare.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:19 AM (Cxk7w)

739 Yesterday was our 25th wedding anniversary.
{...}
Posted by: Midnight Rambler

May you have 25 more happy years ...
Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ...

Seconded !

And Congrats !

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 04:20 AM (arJlL)

740 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 04:20 AM (arJlL)

741 Same here with Christmas gathering. It'll just be a few of us at mom's. From the usual 20+ to 7.

Sad.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 18, 2020 04:21 AM (ngLJ+)

742 Congrats, Midnight Rambler!

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 18, 2020 04:22 AM (ngLJ+)

743 Raimondo, I see you were telling everyone in Rhode Island to wear your mask, yet you're at some restaurant drinking wine and acting like a queen. You're a typical PoS politician.

In other words a totalitarian Democrat.

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 04:25 AM (9UmRs)

744 Heard there was 4,000 poll watchers in Georgia but only going to be random signature matching in places.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:29 AM (Cxk7w)

745

Thanks, Mlii.
Had to call off practice last night.
Been dealing with it since Tue am.
Started out as spot in my back right next to spine. By that evening it was up through right shoulder and down into elbow.
Went into work to run a sample I already had prepped and left after 5 hrs when done.
Came home and started popping half a pain pill, which I hate, every couple hours.
At least this morning it's just the forearm.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 04:30 AM (EKYdb)

746 TeeJ what is the pain problem?

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 04:33 AM (9UmRs)

747 Ouch, TeeJ.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 18, 2020 04:36 AM (ngLJ+)

748 Back issues are the worse.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:39 AM (Cxk7w)

749 The governor of Rhode Island, ladies and gentlemen.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 18, 2020 04:07 AM (H5knJ)

===

Our favorite EMT troll. Governor raimondo

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2020 04:40 AM (EZebt)

750

Heh, right above ya, clutch.
Two ships, night, some assembly...

Hope you're well.

Also wondering who posted the comment about Patrick Byrne interview way upthread.
Used the sock, Operation Snowglobe.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 04:42 AM (EKYdb)

751 Did everyone see the ace post yesterday about raimondo? Hilarious

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 04:44 AM (9UmRs)

752 TeeJ what post number above was Pat Byrne?

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 04:46 AM (9UmRs)

753 No clutch, will have to check that out later.

Hitting the road,

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 18, 2020 04:46 AM (ngLJ+)

754 TeeJ

Hope you feel better.

Prayers ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 04:47 AM (u82oZ)

755

Yeah, they're no fun, Skip.
The spot it started was real close to or the same one I had to get worked on after some idiot near kilt me da'ad in a car wreck around 10 years ago.
If I hadn't seen him at last second and stomped on the gas...

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 04:48 AM (EKYdb)

756

Mornin' and thanks NaCly.

Don't know clutch. Looking back through the pain killer fog I want to say it was between 11 and midnight, Moron Standard Time but like I say, it was foggy.
Not a big deal. Don't go searching it out for me.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 04:53 AM (EKYdb)

757 I know I will get a back issue, but it often migrates to another area from compensating because of the first injury.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:53 AM (Cxk7w)

758 And that's just a ground or relatively low alt burst; a serious attempt at an EMP attack over North America means the entire world is shelving the whole advanced civilization thing for a couple hundred years.

China would fare pretty well in either case up until everyone else glassed them.
Posted by: there are only three star wars films at December 18, 2020 03:10 AM (EEVQ)

Yeah but an EMP or Carrington event gets rid of Fakebook, Goolag and the rest. I'll take it.

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 04:57 AM (9UmRs)

759 clutch

EMPs are overrated as a threat.

The Democratic Party and the GOPe teaming up to form a Kleptocracy is the near term threat.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:00 AM (u82oZ)

760 https://www.americanthinker.com/peter navarros report is must reading to understand the election
https://tinyurl.com/yamm88g2

Sadly can't get link as it's a PDF and they are not easy to open on my tablet. They always go to my FB Reader immediately but it can't open them.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:00 AM (Cxk7w)

761

That's kinda what I figure, Skip.
Or good possibility a nerve is getting pinched except it's like a hot ache. Another digit or two on the pain scale might have had my eyes watering.
Guarantee you a recovery room nurse could have looked in my eyes and seen it.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 05:01 AM (EKYdb)

762 China is going to own us from the top down

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:01 AM (Cxk7w)

763 Most of my back pain resolved after I lost a lot of weight. Every day I'm free of back pain I'm thankful.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2020 05:01 AM (EZebt)

764 clutch

There are answers to Facebook.

Google is a tougher proposition. And they are evil. People will suffer and die due to Google, which has some good points, but acts like a barbarian force.

Make sure that gets in my file, Google.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:02 AM (u82oZ)

765

"I'll take it."

Okay clutch, that got a bit of a laugh.
Thanks.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 05:04 AM (EKYdb)

766 https://theconservativetreehouse.com
/2020/12/17/white-house-
senior-advisor-peter-navarro-
releases-independent-report-
on-2020-election/

Has details plus a link to the pdf ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at December 18, 2020 05:05 AM (LPnfS)

767 Skip

Are we corrupt enough to steal from China even more than we stole from Japan?

Seems the Dems are stupid enough to stay bought.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:06 AM (u82oZ)

768 Look, this is the big picture:

PDT has already beaten the Dems. 7 states named alternate PDT electors. Done! The GOP senate votes to seat the PDT delegates. If it goes back to a House vote, the vote is by state, GOP has huge majority, vote PDT, truth restored, PDT wins. It's absolutely simple. The Dems can do nothing to stop it.

The GOP is trying to distract everyone from the simple facts. Why?

The Republican Party has been in on the coup from day 1, but from here on out, the GOP in solely in charge.

McConnell -- representing the GOP oligarch mega donors (the official Republican position) -- is for Biden! Thus he wants to seat the Dem delegates, which would steal the election from PDT.

Stealing the election is the official Republican Party goal. Never forget it, all your life.

McConnell (acting as THE GOP) is demanding that every Republican Senator tow the Republican Party line, and vote for the Biden electors.

If even one (!) GOP Senator objects to electing Biden, there has to be a floor vote. If there is a floor vote, every Senator has to publicly declare for PDT or choose the steal. And there is a oublic record. So McConnell is demanding that no Republican vote for the PDT electors. That is so GOP Senators can effectively vote for Biden and then lie to the base that there was nothing they could do. But that is s lie. Every single GOP senator can require the floor vote.

The coup if it hapoens will be 100% on the GOP.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:08 AM (BRkq2)

769 Morning, ONT'ers. Went on a long four-wheelin' trip yesterday in the hills west of Kearney, AZ, site of Asarco's huge Ray Mine. It was a great day, saw a lot of country, and even poked around underground in an abandoned mine, but I was dog-tired when I got back to the house, and crawled straight into bed. Just got up now because thirsty, needed a glass of lemonade. Had that, now back to bed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2020 05:08 AM (mzC78)

770

Good for you, San Fran.
Never had a weight problem here.
Well, other than lack of.
Combination of genes and lifestyle.

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 05:08 AM (EKYdb)

771 Gilded

I will remember, and if I vote, will return the favor to the GOPe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:10 AM (u82oZ)

772 https://thediplomad.blogspot.com/

Dip is always a good read

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:10 AM (Cxk7w)

773 slso, rock on, clutch!

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:10 AM (BRkq2)

774 Salty, have we proven that an EMP would not devastate us? I know some limited testing has been done.

Also, are you a school teacher now?

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:10 AM (9UmRs)

775

See ya when we see ya, AOP.
Glad you had a great time!

Posted by: TeeJ at December 18, 2020 05:13 AM (EKYdb)

776 Is there even 1 GOP senator who will refuse to backstab PDT and force a floor vote?! Even 1?

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:14 AM (BRkq2)

777 Gilded, you are exactly right about the R party. If they whiff on this, they are defunct.
And they will not whiff.

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:14 AM (9UmRs)

778

Ya know, I think my nic needs an upgrade.
And I can pretty much tell ya the ones here who will bring the nasty about it.

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 05:17 AM (EKYdb)

779 See my poat at number 738 on how to correct big city vote fraud.
Put someone like Matt Whitaker back in charge of DoJ and make that happen.

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:18 AM (9UmRs)

780 clutch

I was in an EMP protection section of the Navy's EMP testing with EMPRESS II. Did two tests as test director. Saw what happened. Nuff said. Set an undisclosed world record on one trial.

To make EMP harm a large area of the country a number of things have to happen just right. Exo-atmospheric bursts are the cause of EMP, with enough Compton-effect electrons. I wrote a magazine article about it, but even Google does not link it. The classified reports are no doubt mouldering in the files, unread.

I am not a teacher now, as Science is no longer fashionable, I will not teach Scientism™ like global warming and anti-nuclear power, and I do not believe in Diversity or other SJW claptrap.

But I still work for the school system, and aver that public schools are not just a waste of money, but harm Western Civilization. Very hard to stop the damage.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:21 AM (u82oZ)

781 Also, when PDT Is reinaugurated I hope he invites all patriots to DC, ,ARMED. There would be 10MM of us. The politicians need to see what they're up against in real life.
And while he has the insurrection act going, take over the broadcast TV cameras and show the real crowd size, not what the Democrat media wants to show.

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:21 AM (9UmRs)

782 The how to fix voting is the easy part
Its getting the 1/2 of the country that has fked it up to their advantage to agree it needs fixing

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:21 AM (Cxk7w)

783 TeeJ

I don't get the added nic. If you want to be private you can email me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:22 AM (u82oZ)

784
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 18, 2020 05:22 AM (H7O7Y)

785 AltonJackson

Good morning! Are you Action Jackson today?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:24 AM (u82oZ)

786 Skip

The "Elites" have sold the Country and us out for tuppence. Quite short-sighted, really.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:25 AM (u82oZ)

787 TGIF
Have a great day all

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:25 AM (Cxk7w)

788 >>Ya know, I think my nic needs an upgrade.



Good morning/
I gotta check out that thing from Navarrao linked above. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 05:26 AM (bDqIh)

789 Gilded, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, maybe a couple others would sign on to elect PDT. And when they do, the rest had better follow or we have Camel toe as VP.
Allowing that to happen would get a bunch of them primaries and defeated. PDT will demand Dominion is shitcanned after he is re-elected.

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:26 AM (9UmRs)

790
'mornin', Salty


Posted by: AltonJackson at December 18, 2020 05:27 AM (H7O7Y)

791 Salty yes they have, they are all in on forcing Sundowner the Usurper then knowing Ho Harris on us, courts, Congress and the Deep State every one of them.
We will see soon who in Congress is with us, won't be many.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:27 AM (Cxk7w)

792 Salty, thanks for the info on EMP. So, there's nothing really published to read and get more in depth about it?

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:28 AM (9UmRs)

793 clutch

There is an awful lot out there on EMP. Most of it is sensationalistic.

The best summaries I saw were heavily classified.

DDG is a start, and Google Scholar may have something. But I will not search on it. Pretty busy myself with all I have to do.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:33 AM (u82oZ)

794 Every single GOP senator who does not use his or her personal power to force the floor vote is another Romney, but who has been in hiding.

What could be exposed -- I think it is the case -- is they are all Romneys, and Romney is just the designated villain, so the others can stay concealed.

The HATE the floor vote because every single senator will stand there on TV and vote: PDT or steal.

In fact, McConnell is now playing designated villain by ordering (!) that one to ask for a floor vote. Every backstabber is going to pretend he had to do what McConnell said. Then any of them in strong PDT states will say s/he was for PDT but it was no use, and it would hurt his state if McConnell took him off of some committee.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:34 AM (BRkq2)

795

It's a Q thing, NaCly.
Where we go 1 we go all.

The ones here who talk it down i just consider trolls and shine em on.
There are a couple things about it that trouble me but I'm firmly convinced they are connected at the hip with PDJT.
Researched the bejeezers out of it myself after hearing about it plus I have no doubt the "autists" at 4chan and 8chan would have exposed it as phoney if it was.
Plus, the lame stream media was hammering it online quite some time back. More recently over the air.
More recently Peelousy did the same.

Over the target?

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 05:34 AM (EKYdb)

796 Morning, Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at December 18, 2020 05:35 AM (4F8+o)

797 Skip

Can they control our minds? Don't think so.

It's like the pronoun stuff. I can not demand my wife do something and have the expectation that that would happen. And they demand something from me? Good luck.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:36 AM (u82oZ)

798 TeeJ

Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:36 AM (u82oZ)

799 Every single GOP senator who does not use his or her personal power to force the floor vote is another Romney, but who has been in hiding.

What could be exposed -- I think it is the case -- is they are all Romneys, and Romney is just the designated villain, so the others can stay concealed.

The HATE the floor vote because every single senator will stand there on TV and vote: PDT or steal.

-

Now is the chance for Senator Cruz to show us that he is what he tells us he is.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is guessing Biden will use Trump donation lists to enforce his gun ban at December 18, 2020 05:41 AM (44/1o)

800 790 Gilded, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, maybe a couple others would sign on to elect PDT. And when they do, the rest had better follow or we have Camel toe as VP.
Allowing that to happen would get a bunch of them primaries and defeated. PDT will demand Dominion is shitcanned after he is re-elected.
Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:26 AM (9UmRs)
---
I hope a few do come through!

I don't understand the Kamala as VP possibility. I think if the House seats the Dem electors, and the Senate seats Trump's, then it goes to a House vote by state, where GOP has a 2-1 majority.

Moreover, if that were to be the case, it would be a huge backstab to do anything other than make Joey Pudding the VP! Then they could remove him as a mental defective the first day in office.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:42 AM (BRkq2)

801 >>Over the target?

Yes. Gab founder Andrew Torba described Q really well, that it is millions of people researching for themselves, sharing, and working outside of the MSM, social media.

Regardless of what you think about the Q posts themselves, what it has done in terms of getting people to question/distrust the lying media is amazing. I figure *that* is what scares Pelosi and Schumer and others, millions no longer accept the narrative.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 05:43 AM (bDqIh)

802

Crap. Pain back into elbow and back a bit.
Okay, more than a bit.

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 05:43 AM (EKYdb)

803 Researched the bejeezers out of it myself after hearing about it plus I have no doubt the "autists" at 4chan and 8chan would have exposed it as phoney if it was.
Plus, the lame stream media was hammering it online quite some time back. More recently over the air.
More recently Peelousy did the same.

Over the target?
Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 05:34 AM (EKYdb)


What does your research tell you about Hillary Clinton's jail sentence?

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 05:44 AM (ZfRYq)

804 It is extraordinary (or would be in an honest world) that talk of making Harris VP would even arise. It basically admits that Joey was never the candidate.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:44 AM (BRkq2)

805 TeeJ - WWG1WGA

Damnit. Sorry to hear you are getting more pain. Would massage from a groupie help?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:46 AM (u82oZ)

806 Gilded

Biden never was. He is the fusible link in the plan.

And the only good news is this pisses off DR. Jill Biden. She is not as nasty as her husband, but close. And he is very nasty. Talked with Hill rats about him. No stories, but hate.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:48 AM (u82oZ)

807 EMPs - Reasons to fear it?

I think the answer is Yes. We know some of the effects of an EMP blast, as our gubmint did a test somewhere near Hawaii back in the 50s that caused a number of electronics problems up to 900 miles away.

A nuke can be tweaked to generate excess neutrons (the famed 'neutron bomb') to one that generates a lot of high energy electrons, probably by forcing the nuke power thru a modified tesla coil. Get the altitude right (100 miles up or so), get the spread right, and presto, a whole fuckton of IC chips and wires burn out all at once.

The Carrington Event was a natural version of this effect.

Worst of all is the effect on our power grid. If a bunch of big dog transformers blow out all at once, the lead time to get replacements is up to two years; guess where many of them are manufactured?

Yeah.

I'll give Trump his due on ordering a review of our power grid, with a goal of hardening it from EMP.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 18, 2020 05:52 AM (F0YaR)

808 NaCly Dog, that is cool and good to know about the EMPs.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:56 AM (BRkq2)

809 Mornin', folk,

Chilly here this morning, so I gave myself the day off from working out. I do need to go into my office and clean up some things, but then we are off until Jan. 4. Perhaps a day trip to the Miss. Gulf Coast will happen, along with getting the tires on the car replaced. (Yeah, I know, exciting. Whaddaya expect when you live in a pesthole.)

Bought a new watch, a Steinhart GMT with vintage style details like a domed crystal. It got here in like 4 days from Singapore. So far it runs perfectly and the lume, the glow-in-the-dark, of the dial and hands lasts all night. My strap tool broke, so I need to buy a new one so I can put it on a nylon strap (the bracelet is great, but my other watches both have bracelets. I want something different). A little present to myself after a long bitter year.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 18, 2020 05:56 AM (rpbg1)

810 GnuBreed, I'm sure those transformers are made in USA. We wouldn't be stupid enough to offshore those valuable jobs and critical parts would we?/

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 05:57 AM (9UmRs)

811 NaCly Dog, informed/professional opinion on EMPs, please, without doing anything that would compromise you. I've read everything from "end of civilization as we know it" if one happens anywhere over the US to "go turn stuff back on" unless it's a very targeted and nearby burst.

I don't know what to believe.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is guessing Biden will use Trump donation lists to enforce his gun ban at December 18, 2020 05:57 AM (44/1o)

812 So, EMPs or just straight-up strikes on tech oligarch sites are to be preferred? Hate it when "China" does that. But it was prolly "the Russians."

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:59 AM (BRkq2)

813

Thanks NaCly but you've got better ways to spend your time, I'm sure.
We need you doing what you do.

Lizzy, you are an inspiration.
Strength giver is another way to say that.
Love ya, sis.

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 06:00 AM (EKYdb)

814 812 lol, clutch

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:01 AM (BRkq2)

815 811

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:01 AM (BRkq2)

816 Nevermind, NaCly Dog. I missed #794. Seems to have answered it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is guessing Biden will use Trump donation lists to enforce his gun ban at December 18, 2020 06:01 AM (44/1o)

817 Thanks, teej! Hope you're feeling better soon

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 06:02 AM (bDqIh)

818 Wolfus, cool about the watch. Do you go there often? I could buy you lunch one day.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:04 AM (BRkq2)

819 City has issued a new order to anyone arriving from outside Bay Area counties:

10 day quarantine

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2020 06:09 AM (EZebt)

820 Cool Tom Tooberville, the new Senator from AL, replacing Jones says he will reject the flawed electoral votes from the states.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y83tbbga

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 06:10 AM (9UmRs)

821 820 City has issued a new order to anyone arriving from outside Bay Area counties:

10 day quarantine
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 18, 2020 06:09 AM (EZebt)
---

yeah, they did that with the bathhouses during the AIDS epidemic too. Same with the contract tracing /

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:15 AM (BRkq2)

822 Moron Robbie & Gilded.

I see other threats as more worthy than EMP.

But I'll give you a personal anecdote while testing the USNS Mohawk (T-ATF-170).

We go the field strength of the EMP simulator to max on the shielded ship. Set a record here. We had excellent engineers measuring things, like how the protection performed.

I was outside with no protection. For reasons. But I knew when every pulse went out, because my Casio watch rest after zeroing out and the screen going blank. Worked fine after setting the right time in.

So I was unharmed. (Don't ask my wife, please) Sensitive electronics were temporarily harmed. We learned what needed to be done to protect sensitive electronics. Are we doing that as in the whole critical areas? Maybe.

EMP has the same energy output of a static electricity spark from walking on a rug and touching the doorknob in winter. It has limited power because the rise time in the field is so fast -- 10 nanoseconds. Lightning by comparison rises in 100 nanoseconds.

Our grid and more is protected against lightning. If there is no connection to an outside collector, sensitive electronics are vulnerable to EMP. But we know how to protect them, and this was 30 years ago.

It take a little design work, a little money, and we could be good. But I do not know what we did with this knowledge in the Electrical Grid construction and maintenance area.

The CA grid is vulnerable to CA politicians, fire, SJWs and more. EMP is an exotic hazard not hurting CA as we speak. Dems and GOPe are a bigger hazard.


Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:17 AM (u82oZ)

823 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

824 Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 05:48 AM (u82oZ)
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I know Joe and Jill are sh-t. Hunter is the "class act" relatively speaking. It just makes no sense for the GOP to execute the Dem's not-so-secret plan when Biden could be forced on the liars snd then impeached on bribery charges on the first day.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:20 AM (BRkq2)

825 Whew.

I type so slow. I tried to use my wife, who types much faster, as a secretary back in the day.

Uh ... no.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

826 824 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

Awesome! I need to stay focused on that.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:22 AM (BRkq2)

827 thanks

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:24 AM (BRkq2)

828 Gilded

Thanks.

My assumption is the GOPe is bought off, and they do not care about average Americans or America. Get while the getting is good, I guess.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:25 AM (u82oZ)

829

No Lizzy, thank you!

Thanks clutch! Great news!

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 06:25 AM (EKYdb)

830 Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

FenSpouse typed all my papers for seminary for me. I couldn't have made it through without him, because I am the worlds worst and slowest typist, and he got an award in high school for his typing. He's also been the church secretary when we haven't had one, but of course he doesn't get a salary for that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2020 06:27 AM (WkPC9)

831 Time for work preps. Last school day of the year. Yeah.

And no more typing.

Have a wonderful day, everyone. Enjoy the beauty all around you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:29 AM (u82oZ)

832 G'morning, all.



Salty...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 06:29 AM (3D/fK)

833 Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:17 AM (u82oZ)

Did you watch that ONT video from a couple of nights ago by ElectroBoom? He was going into some details about circuit breakers and their response times when presented with excess loads (shorts).

The circuit breakers 'popped' in seconds, not nanoseconds. He had charts on response times.

Military gear is built to different standards, to the point that they use gallium IC chips instead of silicon, in sensitive gear.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 18, 2020 06:29 AM (F0YaR)

834 FenelonSpoke

Came back to say -- he has you in his life. A pearl without a price. Now GTG.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

835 Story behind the great hymn"-If thou but suffer God to guide thee":

https://tinyurl.com/y87kohcw

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2020 06:31 AM (WkPC9)

836 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

I may need your help with the morning greeting from 29 Dec to 31 Dec.

Wish I could talk more. Really GTG. I'll look back later for a response.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

837 do states actually enforce any of these ridiculoys quarantine / testing orders?

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 06:32 AM (nUhF0)

838

Gilded, you're in that group of folks I've really been appreciating lately.
No way any one person can get "out there" and bring it all back.

Together?
Well, Lizzy nailed it upthread a bit.

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 06:34 AM (EKYdb)

839 I know Joe and Jill are sh-t. Hunter is the "class act" relatively speaking. It just makes no sense for the GOP to execute the Dem's not-so-secret plan when Biden could be forced on the liars snd then impeached on bribery charges on the first day.
Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:20 AM (BRkq2)

And then we be ruled by #1 Bitch of world. Commalala will being coming for you!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 06:34 AM (JFO2v)

840 838 do states actually enforce any of these ridiculoys quarantine / testing orders?
Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 06:32 AM (nUhF0)

Selective I am sure. But look at people driving around and truckers.

IMPOSSIBLE

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 06:36 AM (JFO2v)

841 And here's the hymn and lyrics-"If thou but suffer God to guide thee":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgklaHURwp8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2020 06:37 AM (WkPC9)

842 The stupid party would vote Harris as veep and then help impeach trump if he gets a second term.

Posted by: Fortcoins at December 18, 2020 06:37 AM (vF7a2)

843 Prayers for your healing, TeeJ.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2020 06:38 AM (WkPC9)

844 Salty..

Check your e-mail for a reply concerning those dates.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 06:40 AM (3D/fK)

845 The Governor of RI troll (Raimondo) is very stupid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2020 06:44 AM (WkPC9)

846 I read about behind closed doors yelling at SCOTUS before their terrible decision but

here is testimony to the fact of angry, loud recriminations at SCOTUS. Cowards are everywhere.


https://tinyurl.com/ycfyfyko


Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 06:45 AM (CZm2G)

847 Thanks, TeeJ.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:47 AM (BRkq2)

848 846 The Governor of RI troll (Raimondo) is very stupid.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2020 06:44 AM (WkPC9)


I think he's one of the group more interested in their sock score than the HQ.
They just muddy up commentary.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 06:49 AM (CZm2G)

849 @GovWhitmer invites Santa Claus

to tell children to obey her lockdown rules

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

850 I was outside with no protection. For reasons. But I knew when every pulse went out, because my Casio watch rest after zeroing out and the screen going blank. Worked fine after setting the right time in.

So I was unharmed. (Don't ask my wife, please) Sensitive electronics were temporarily harmed. We learned what needed to be done to protect sensitive electronics. Are we doing that as in the whole critical areas? Maybe.

EMP has the same energy output of a static electricity spark from walking on a rug and touching the doorknob in winter...


Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 18, 2020 06:17 AM (u82oZ)

--

Thanks, NaCly Dog. This is where I was leaning, but I'll be the first to admit that they could write entire books about the things I don't know much about.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 18, 2020 06:51 AM (ZLyax)

851 hey some good news

Khamenei.ir

Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani as well as those who carried this out should be punished. This revenge will certainly happen at the right time.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 06:52 AM (JFO2v)

852 847 I read about behind closed doors yelling at SCOTUS before their terrible decision but


===

But does SCOTUS even meet in person?
if they are always using ZOOM then this is fake news

otoh Zoom is a giant security risk

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 06:52 AM (nUhF0)

853 I do not want to live in a country where the Sec of Trans cannot get his dick sucked in mens room during marriage proposal.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 06:53 AM (JFO2v)

854 Jill Biden's dissertation for her Ed.D. was called "Student Retention at the Community College: Meeting Students' Needs."

Her "research" covered two students at Delaware Tech Community College. LOL, that's right, 2 students. Two whole students. Imagine what insights she must have discovered researching two whole students! Why, her conclusions are bound to change the face of community college education as we know it!

And Jill does math in the same way the Dim vote counters do it. Here's a line from her dissertation:

"Three quarters of the class will be Caucasian; one quarter of the class will be African American . . . the remaining seats will be filled with students of Asian descent or non-resident aliens."

Bwahahaha. That's some academic genius right there. Delaware must be so proud of this fine scholar!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 18, 2020 06:54 AM (k4dH2)

855 Somebody probably already linked to this.

But, an interesting summary of voting irregularities, written by Peter Navarro

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/420963/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 06:54 AM (3D/fK)

856 Pain back into elbow and back a bit.
Okay, more than a bit.
Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 05:43 AM (EKYdb)


Try a pinch of aspirin between you cheek and gum and Voltaren. - that's my go to.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 06:55 AM (CZm2G)

857 Good Morning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 18, 2020 06:56 AM (Z9NP8)

858 IMPOSSIBLE
Posted by: rhennigantx

kty is determined to visit, which involves a hotel stay
dunno if she should get tested

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 06:57 AM (nUhF0)

859 "Three quarters of the class will be Caucasian; one quarter of the class will be African American . . . the remaining seats will be filled with students of Asian descent or non-resident aliens."

Bwahahaha. That's some academic genius right there. Delaware must be so proud of this fine scholar!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 18, 2020 06:54 AM (k4dH2)

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The worse part is that the college looked at it and said "Sounds good, congratulations!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 18, 2020 06:58 AM (ZLyax)

860 856 Somebody probably already linked to this.

But, an interesting summary of voting irregularities, written by Peter Navarro

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/420963/
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 06:54 AM (3D/fK)
-----------

Here's a direct link to the PDF

https://tinyurl.com/yafv23bg


https://populist.press/explosive-navarro-report-
immaculate-deception-six-key-dimensions-of-election-
irregularities/

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 06:58 AM (CZm2G)

861 The worse part is that the college looked at it and said "Sounds good, congratulations!"
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 18, 2020 06:58 AM (ZLyax)

The wife of the Senator from Delaware could have submitted a grocery list an walked away with the degree.

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 06:59 AM (ONvIw)

862 Bwahahaha. That's some academic genius right there. Delaware must be so proud of this fine scholar!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 18, 2020 06:54 AM (k4dH2)

800,000 community college students in 1960s. 4,000,000 in 1980. Thats over 230% growth.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

863

Thanks Fen!!
I have little doubt you have The Big Guy's ear.

Thanks for your time on that, Braenyard.
Now why is a Joe Walsh song in my ear?

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 07:01 AM (EKYdb)

864 ===

But does SCOTUS even meet in person?
if they are always using ZOOM then this is fake news

otoh Zoom is a giant security risk
Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 06:52 AM (nUhF0)


The testimony at the link says they always meet in this particular room to discuss things. He says he has never heard a peep until this time.

If your browser does twitter click the link.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 07:02 AM (CZm2G)

865 kty is determined to visit, which involves a hotel stay
dunno if she should get tested
Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 06:57 AM (nUhF0)

Testing is worthless unless you have symptoms.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

866 The wife of the Senator from Delaware could have submitted a grocery list an walked away with the degree.

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 06:59 AM (ONvIw)

--

Yep.

It would be fantastic if Second-Term Trump used her paper as an example of why colleges can f*ck right off with their worthless, inflation-causing credentials and begin co-signing on student loans if they're going to give doctorate degrees to people who can literally barely make change.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 18, 2020 07:02 AM (ZLyax)

867
I wish the MSM and those doing investigations into voter fraud would not use the term 'irregularities'. It makes it sound as if irregularities are just unintentional mistakes or minor oopsies, not actual fraud that was intentional and damaging to the integrity of the voting system.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 18, 2020 07:03 AM (l1C8z)

868 Leaving now to go to the hospital for an antibody infusion. Very nervous. Please keep me in your prayers.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 18, 2020 07:03 AM (sGotD)

869 ""Three quarters of the class will be Caucasian; one quarter of the class will be African American . . . the remaining seats will be filled with students of Asian descent or non-resident aliens." "


That's some authentic urban math gibberish, right there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 07:03 AM (3D/fK)

870 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 18, 2020 07:04 AM (iEx0u)

871 Prayers sent, IrishEi.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 07:04 AM (3D/fK)

872 868 Leaving now to go to the hospital for an antibody infusion. Very nervous. Please keep me in your prayers.
Posted by: IrishEi at December 18, 2020 07:03 AM (sGotD)

showers of blessings

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

873 Another prayer note for those that didn't see it-Poster IrishEI
is having an experimental treatment today for Covid symptoms. She mentioned yesterday that she's nervous. Please pray for peace of mind and that the treatment goes well.

Thx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 18, 2020 07:06 AM (WkPC9)

874 869 ""Three quarters of the class will be Caucasian; one quarter of the class will be African American . . . the remaining seats will be filled with students of Asian descent or non-resident aliens." "


That's some authentic urban math gibberish, right there.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 07:03 AM (3D/fK)

Caucazoids to the left of me
Negroids on the right
Stuck in the middle with Jews

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:06 AM (JFO2v)

875 >>That's some authentic urban math gibberish, right there.


There's a Whit Stiman movie set on campus and one of the running jokes is stupid Ed majors, One is so dumb he tries to commit suicide, but jumps from the 2nd floor, so only breaks a bone, LOL.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 07:07 AM (bDqIh)

876 Try a pinch of aspirin between you cheek and gum and Voltaren. - that's my go to.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 06:55 AM (CZm2G)

Walt Garrison

Posted by: clutch at December 18, 2020 07:08 AM (9UmRs)

877 Jill Biden was blathering about how surprised she was by the attacks on her title and how much it hurt becasue she worked so hard.
Yet she and her husband and party are just fine with attacking hardworking Americans that struggled and sacrificed to get ahead for their White Privilege. And they worked a hell of a lot harder than she ever did for her cracker jack box doctorate.

Cry me a river and FOAD.


Posted by: Ripley at December 18, 2020 07:09 AM (MxEKc)

878 Leaving now to go to the hospital for an antibody infusion. Very nervous. Please keep me in your prayers.
Posted by: IrishEi at December 18, 2020 07:03 AM (sGotD)


Prayers up Irish, you got this.

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 07:09 AM (8k7U7)

879 TeeJ-

see a chiropractor !

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 07:12 AM (arJlL)

880 There's a Whit Stiman movie set on campus and one of the running jokes is stupid Ed majors, One is so dumb he tries to commit suicide, but jumps from the 2nd floor, so only breaks a bone, LOL.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 07:07 AM (bDqIh)

I was at UT when the liberal arts college kicked out the ed college no joke

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

881 It would be fantastic if Second-Term Trump used her paper as an example of why colleges can f*ck right off with their worthless, inflation-causing credentials and begin co-signing on student loans if they're going to give doctorate degrees to people who can literally barely make change.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 18, 2020 07:02 AM (ZLyax)

And let's get rid of all these useless "majors". But back to teachers, their compensation for additional education should be confined to courses relevant to their subject matter, and even then it needs to be scrutinized.

My grandson's teacher is taking courses at an Ivy education department and she is unable to function at all in the virtual classroom. She relies on internet platforms for presentations to the kids and enlists the help of several other teachers on a daily basis. He had one reading evaluation since September, and that was with a teacher unknown to him prior to the assessment. There have been no reading comprehension assessments at all and there are no assigned readings or books at all. The class is a shambles.

The younger grandson's teacher is a huge improvement and never uses other teachers to do her work. She assesses the kids on her own and her virtual assignments actually work. The assignments given to the older grandson fail to work about 4/5 of the time.

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 07:12 AM (ONvIw)

882 Sending prayers, Irish Ei!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 07:12 AM (bDqIh)

883 Leaving now to go to the hospital for an antibody infusion. Very nervous. Please keep me in your prayers.
Posted by: IrishEi

okay

Posted by: JT at December 18, 2020 07:13 AM (arJlL)

884 It would seem that interest in General Pinochet is climbing in social media.

Not a bad sign.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 07:13 AM (3D/fK)

885 The younger grandson's teacher is a huge improvement and never uses other teachers to do her work. She assesses the kids on her own and her virtual assignments actually work. The assignments given to the older grandson fail to work about 4/5 of the time.
Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 07:12 AM (ONvIw)

If I had a kid in school I would write of this year.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

886

Will do Fen!!
Right now in fact.
And gonna bow out for a bit.
God bless!

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 07:14 AM (EKYdb)

887 fake vaccine and fake dosage

https://tinyurl.com/ybhq8qez

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:16 AM (JFO2v)

888 If I had a kid in school I would write of this year.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

If all goes as planned, he'll be transferring to another school in January. This school has a well formulated curriculum, uses actual workbooks instead of vague assignments and teaches the parts of speech and sentence structure instead of congratulating every kid every day for being "an author".

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 07:17 AM (ONvIw)

889 There's a video that some data scientists (who are staying anonymous for now) made, using the AP vote data. They look at the AZ vote totals reported from the various precincts, and they show how there are multiple instances, across multiple counties, where thousands, and in some cases tens of thousands, of votes were switched from Trump to Biden, or where votes were just added to Biden's totals.

In Pima County (where Tucson is) alone, over 400,000 votes were switched.

https://tinyurl.com/y7wnjfrt

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 18, 2020 07:19 AM (k4dH2)

890 Braenyard, I watched that but it's hearsay
so it coulf be fake news
if they actually do meet then I tend to believe that happened

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 07:19 AM (nUhF0)

891 New report up! Mornin', everyone.

Posted by: Catherine at December 18, 2020 07:20 AM (KzgGT)

892 The problem with Pinochets is that, no matter what they say or what you think, there is no such thing as "our bastard" when it comes to fascist dictators.

The boot still grinds into your face, forever, regardless of what color hat you're wearing.

I mean, still, lol helicopters, but swapping one evil dictator for another is hardly a sound strategy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 18, 2020 07:21 AM (6FeV1)

893

Read down a bit and owe a reply.

I would JT but I've seen two since I moved back in 88.
Neither any good.
If I could find one like our dojo used before a tournament back in Indy oh so long ago...
In a heartbeat.

Now I'm really gone.

Posted by: TeeJ - WWG1WGA at December 18, 2020 07:22 AM (EKYdb)

894 Weekday Poll (Rasmussen) December 17: Trump Approval at 51%

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 18, 2020 07:24 AM (JFO2v)

895 855 Somebody probably already linked to this.

But, an interesting summary of voting irregularities, written by Peter Navarro

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/420963/
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2020 06:54 AM (3D/fK)

A big problem with getting around the corrupt press is many people just never get the details.
This chart and report makes the facts easy to understand.
Pass it around the office and to people you know.
That's what it's there for.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 18, 2020 07:28 AM (8+gGj)

896 890 Braenyard, I watched that but it's hearsay
so it coulf be fake news
if they actually do meet then I tend to believe that happened
Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 07:19 AM (nUhF0)
----------------------

I don't understand.
How is it hearsay if he is an employed staffer at SCOTUS, is familiar with their activities and testifies to what he heard.

That's, in my mind, an eye witness.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 07:34 AM (CZm2G)

897 Re: the "join us Iris" gif.
Whatever the name of the movie is..., the Ramones saw it and incorporated the "gobble gobble, we accept you, one of us" bit into the beginning of their song "Pinhead."

Posted by: John Juan at December 18, 2020 07:35 AM (SwRix)

898 U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks pursuit to overturn the presidential election results by tossing out Electoral College votes in key battleground states will require at least one Senator to be successful when the new Congress convenes on January 6.

Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky have been named by national media outlets as possible allies.

another name floated in recent days: Senate-elect Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Tuberville will be sworn into office on January 3,

https://www.al.com/
news/2020/12/will-tommy-tuberville-back-mo-brooks-
in-overturning-electoral-college-decision.html

Posted by: Braenyard - Trump will be President for Eight more years at December 18, 2020 07:46 AM (CZm2G)

899 Time to hit the door, later gators.



Posted by: Braenyard - Trump will be President for Eight more years at December 18, 2020 07:48 AM (CZm2G)

900 State of Georgia is ordering a statewide signature audit on all absentee ballots.



Will GOP poll watchers be allowed to see the ballots this time?



How do we get the state to implement some form of projector so the
image of the signature is magnified, and clearly visible for all to see?

Posted by: Sam Adams at December 18, 2020 03:48 AM (VDbGO)


Silly Sam... Of course not! They are having the University of Georgia do the signature match (on a small sample). And nowhere does Raffensperger say he is not using the illegal consent decree agreement for how to match signatures either.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 08:51 AM (946rW)

901 The problem with Pinochets is that, no matter what
they say or what you think, there is no such thing as "our bastard" when
it comes to fascist dictators.



The boot still grinds into your face, forever, regardless of what color hat you're wearing.



I mean, still, lol helicopters, but swapping one evil dictator for another is hardly a sound strategy.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 18, 2020 07:21 AM (6FeV1)

Not so. Pinochet stepped back as he promised he would and there were honest elections in 1989 with Pinochet losing. The new president took office in 1990.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 08:55 AM (946rW)

902 "What's the difference between justice and punishment?"

Posted by: Pinochet Air Flt Attendant at December 18, 2020 10:17 AM (zL/eJ)

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