Mid-Morning Art Thread

Cole Cross.jpg

Cross At Sunset
Thomas Cole

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Glad that's over.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

3 Apropos

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 06, 2021 09:30 AM (emxxF)

4 New Mexico

Posted by: Muad'dib - Having a Brown Bag Picnic at the Tiki Bar prior to Leaving the Reservation at January 06, 2021 09:30 AM (sjdRT)

5 Pretty darn fitting art today, CBD.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

6 Beautiful painting. Thanks CBD.

Posted by: dantesed at January 06, 2021 09:31 AM (88xKn)

7 We need this.

Bigly.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

8 Sponge really is 1st today. Ok, this is a good start to the day.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (Qxwph)

9 Is that a burned out church back there?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (5QBw6)

10 Waiting for the analyzers take....

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (AwYPR)

11 Fitting image.

Thanks

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (3D/fK)

12 Willowed: Please hold Rush extra close in your prayers today.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 06, 2021 09:33 AM (2k7BX)

13 Nice pic today. Good reminder of what is really important. Thx CBD.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 06, 2021 09:33 AM (Qxwph)

14
A preview or a look back at what was...

YMMV.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 06, 2021 09:33 AM (s2VJv)

15 One thing remains.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 06, 2021 09:33 AM (gm3d+)

16 Fitting art for Epiphany.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 06, 2021 09:33 AM (ejd/p)

17 Sponge really is 1st today. Ok, this is a good start to the day.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (Qxwph)

Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

18 Very nice painting. I hadn't seen that one by Thomas Cole, but that artist is one of my favorites. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (VP4Cd)

19 Beautiful, and just what we need at the moment.

From today's Mass readings: 1 John 4:11-18

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (6mvRv)

20 Beautiful painting. Remember folks, God is in charge. All of the things that are happening to us now are a chastisement. Pray for healing. Pray for forgiveness. Above all, PRAY!

Posted by: grizzledcoastie at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (FMgad)

21 Before I read the title, I thought sunrise. Sunset is more appropriate for today, but I'd prefer sunrise.

Posted by: Heidi at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (Dz5W3)

22 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

100 Comment Rule.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (1ISKN)

23 > Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)


This.

Posted by: Muad'dib - Having a Brown Bag Picnic at the Tiki Bar prior to Leaving the Reservation at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (sjdRT)

24 Wha? When you see "rays" of sunlight like that, aren't the rays brighter than the surrounding sky, not darker? It looks like his son is behind a picket fence or something.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (qc+VF)

25 Thank you, CBD.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (NpAcC)

26 This reminds me of Casper David Freidrich's paintings of crosses in the wilderness. But Friedrich's are more mystical, where here it feels heavy-handed. It think I would like this painting better without the aura around the cross or the sunbeams. Although, the aura also recalls Irish High Crosses, so there's that.

Posted by: Kris at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (VQp/A)

27 s/son/sun/

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (qc+VF)

28 Beautiful painting. Note that there are no people in that landscape. And so it is.

Posted by: Ziba at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (S1hrL)

29 "Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole." ISWYDT

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 06, 2021 09:36 AM (Qxwph)

30 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)


Monsters from the Id. I haven't heard the 'Id' term in years and years.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:36 AM (o2MD2)

31 Nice painting. A needed reminder that we need to keep faith with the higher power when the earthly powers fail us.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Si Vis Pacem, Pac Bellum) at January 06, 2021 09:36 AM (N3El/)

32 Very nice.

Is this the same Thomas Cole that was a Hudson Vally School painter, with his magisterial Voyages of Life?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:36 AM (u82oZ)

33 17 Sponge really is 1st today. Ok, this is a good start to the day.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (Qxwph)[i/]

Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

The movie "The Gate".

Posted by: Kris at January 06, 2021 09:37 AM (VQp/A)

34 Sponge really is 1st today. Ok, this is a good start to the day.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (Qxwph)


Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:37 AM (Zz0t1)

35 Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:36 AM (u82oZ)

The very same. This is a different look for Cole, and I thought it might be interesting....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:37 AM (xT2tT)

36 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)


Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:37 AM (Zz0t1)

37 17 Sponge really is 1st today. Ok, this is a good start to the day.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 06, 2021 09:32 AM (Qxwph)

Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

Both could be true.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 09:38 AM (Zm+LZ)

38 Off to Wikilies to find out. At least their art info is not too biased.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:38 AM (u82oZ)

39 Nancy Pelosi has this hanging over her desk.

Posted by: johnd01 at January 06, 2021 09:38 AM (ukNFU)

40 Darkness falls upon the symbol of a savior? Seems fitting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 06, 2021 09:39 AM (UZVEt)

41 This is a picture of a road side memorial set up for the US somewhere in the desert.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 06, 2021 09:39 AM (eWXQt)

42 When was this done? Is it old or modern?

It doesn't appeal to me, somehow, but perhaps that's because I prefer something like The Light of the World:

https://tinyurl.com/yyeu2asf

Or, in a more modern interpretation:

https://tinyurl.com/y3pblllu

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 09:39 AM (2JVJo)

43 No bears in this painting.

Because we all have our cross to bear.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 06, 2021 09:40 AM (w9Wax)

44 Well thats the certainly the right metaphor.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 06, 2021 09:41 AM (Dz5W3)

45 nice painting, looks like place you would pray, fitting, since that is all we have left.

Posted by: Shoey77 at January 06, 2021 09:41 AM (hmNVd)

46 Talk about appropriate!!

This is a softer style than many of Cole's other paintings but it is fitting for the subject. He hints at time passing, glory from the cross, even blood in the heavy use of rusty red color. Cole set up an atmosphere in the painting that will have the viewers shift their impressions as they focus on different aspects of the art. Very effective.

Posted by: JTB at January 06, 2021 09:41 AM (7EjX1)

47 Posted by Kris, January 06, 2021, 9:35 AM
"this reminds me of Caspar David Friedrich..."

Caspar David Friedrich's painting Two Men by the Sea at Moonrise is very apropos. We stare into the abyss with them.

Posted by: Ziba at January 06, 2021 09:42 AM (S1hrL)

48 Because we all have our cross to bear.

And vice versa.

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at January 06, 2021 09:43 AM (qc+VF)

49 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

I have that dream so many times I've named the monsters.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 06, 2021 09:43 AM (Dz5W3)

50 50 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

I have that dream so many times I've named the monsters.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 06, 2021 09:43 AM (Dz5W3)

Maybe you shouldn't eat people before bed.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 09:43 AM (Zm+LZ)

51 Reminds me a bit of the Stations of the Cross and the mission church on the hill near San Luis, CO. The bronze Stations sculptures are amazing. You walk up the hill, going past each one, and at the top near the church is the figure of Christ on the cross.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 06, 2021 09:43 AM (yvr3o)

52 It's a nice piece but the 'closer' stuff such as the church and the cross show the weaknesses of impressionism while the farther landscape looks much better.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 09:44 AM (Zm+LZ)

53 That cross needs to be removed because it is probably oppressing someone.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 06, 2021 09:44 AM (88+cf)

54 Maybe you shouldn't eat people before bed.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 09:43 AM (Zm+LZ)

True. And better quality.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 06, 2021 09:44 AM (Dz5W3)

55 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM


So. Wednesday, then?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 06, 2021 09:45 AM (ejd/p)

56 That cross needs to be removed because it is probably oppressing someone.
Posted by: Roland THTG at January 06, 2021 09:44 AM (88+cf)


Awomen.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

57 It is.

From the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid. Sounds like a tax sale to the Spanish State.

Here is the museum info on the painting:
Towards the end of his life Thomas Cole executed a final series of paintings on religious subjects known as The Cross and the World.

In it, the artist -- a pioneering landscape painter considered the founder of the Hudson River School -- depicted a sublime vision of nature that became the vehicle for his quest for salvation and spiritual knowledge.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:45 AM (u82oZ)

58 Reminds me of a quote by Ben Franklin: " I have said he, often and
often, in the course of the session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes
and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President, without
being able to tell whether it was rising or setting; but now at length, I have the happiness to know, that it is a rising, and not a setting sun."

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 09:45 AM (YEKLS)

59 No bears in this painting.

Because we all have our cross to bear.
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 06, 2021


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"Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 06, 2021 09:45 AM (yvr3o)

60 Lovely.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

61 That cross needs to be removed because it is probably oppressing someone.

On it!

Posted by: ACLU at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (qc+VF)

62 About this painting:

Cross at Sunset is not part of that series but is extremely close to it. It depicts an impressive cross in the foreground, to the left of which and some way away is a bell tower.

Behind these two elements a valley recedes into the distance where mountains are outlined against the horizon. The light from the setting sun spreads out like a fan and assumes a fantastical character, establishing a dialogue with the cross in the foreground, which radiates its own light.

From the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum website.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (u82oZ)

63 Cleanup aisle 51.

This thread is sacred, jackhole.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)

64 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

65 That cross needs to be removed because it is probably oppressing someone.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 06, 2021 09:44 AM (88+cf)



Awomen.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

Replace it with a 33m hoohah.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (88+cf)

66 If this cross was on pubic land in California, the govt would have it removed by force.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 06, 2021 09:47 AM (eWXQt)

67 Wha? When you see "rays" of sunlight like that, aren't the rays brighter than the surrounding sky, not darker?
Posted by: Bob

In the AZ desert this is how those rays look. Clouds cause the dark sections and the setting sun the bright areas.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 09:47 AM (gtatv)

68 I am not religious but that is a pretty cool piece of art.

Posted by: Asshoes at January 06, 2021 09:48 AM (CTE5Q)

69 We stare into the abyss with them.

Posted by: Ziba at January 06, 2021 09:42 AM


*points two fingers at eyes*

*points at you*

Posted by: The Abyss at January 06, 2021 09:48 AM (ejd/p)

70 I have spent time in the deep desert of the Southwest. It is a magical place at dusk.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:48 AM (o2MD2)

71 PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 09:49 AM (nUhF0)

72 CharlieBrown'sDildo

Thank you for this, My art horizons have been expanded.

I did not know any of his later works. Except for his Voyages of Life series. I have gone to the National Gallery in DC just to see those 4 paintings.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:49 AM (u82oZ)

73 @65 - Happy birthday! Enjoy your special day!

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 06, 2021 09:50 AM (6mvRv)

74 47 Posted by Kris, January 06, 2021, 9:35 AM
"this reminds me of Caspar David Friedrich..."

Caspar David Friedrich's painting Two Men by the Sea at Moonrise is very apropos. We stare into the abyss with them.

Posted by: Ziba at January 06, 2021 09:42 AM (S1hrL)

Friedrich is in my personal top three artists of all time. I have yet to find a work of his I don't like.

I was thinking of this one: https://tinyurl.com/y6sj3gl7, but he does several that are variations on a theme. Usually this can get boring, but Friedrich is so good that each one is fresh and original. Bing: "Caspar David Friedrich Paintings" and just scroll through the images. You won't be sorry.

Posted by: Kris at January 06, 2021 09:50 AM (VQp/A)

75 I have spent time in the deep desert of the Southwest. It is a magical place at dusk.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:48 AM (o2MD2)

Were you on a horse? Did it have a name?

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2021 09:50 AM (AwYPR)

76 Thanks, Blacksheep!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:50 AM (6xk3i)

77
True. And better quality.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

You working on getting the Cosmopolitan readers list so you can get some really *prime* quality?

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 09:50 AM (gtatv)

78 65 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

Agreed!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:51 AM (o2MD2)

79 PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021


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I could read that without any difficulty. Of course, I know the Lord's Prayer in English, so I had a crib sheet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 06, 2021 09:51 AM (yvr3o)

80 Caption - here lies the grave of the United States of America, it had a good run, but in the end became addicted to sloth, envy, and pleasure, and in so doing committed suicide.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 09:51 AM (V2Yro)

81 In the AZ desert this is how those rays look. Clouds cause the dark sections and the setting sun the bright areas.

Yep. Did an image search and you're totally right. I stand corrected.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 09:51 AM (qc+VF)

82 Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:48 AM (o2MD2)

Were you on a horse? Did it have a name?
Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2021 09:50 AM (AwYPR)

I was on foot. But I get the joke.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:52 AM (o2MD2)

83 65 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

Agreed!
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:51 AM (o2MD2)

Thanks.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:52 AM (6xk3i)

84 Cleanup aisle 51.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)


Thank you, CBD.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

85 oh hell.. how appropriate is this artwork today? masterfully done CBD

Posted by: Silent at January 06, 2021 09:52 AM (CrU4U)

86 Happy birthday, Chique!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 06, 2021 09:52 AM (ejd/p)

87 Is this a painting of an actual monument somewhere?

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 06, 2021 09:52 AM (ofYez)

88 Be prepared- The Left will remove all crosses like this.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 09:53 AM (NpAcC)

89 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.
Posted by: chique

May you have an *excellent* birthday our Queen/King!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 09:53 AM (gtatv)

90 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)


Deep inside man's inmost soul
do Demons dwell, and take their toll.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 09:54 AM (V2Yro)

91 Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 09:49 AM

That's Latin, Horde. Clearly our vmom is an educated Moronette.

Posted by: Doc Holliday at January 06, 2021 09:54 AM (ejd/p)

92 I have spent time in the deep desert of the Southwest. It is a magical place at dusk.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:48 AM (o2MD2)

Yeah, that is when the scorpions and rattlesnakes come out to hunt.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Si Vis Pacem, Pac Bellum) at January 06, 2021 09:54 AM (N3El/)

93 Is that the TARDIS in the background?

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 06, 2021 09:55 AM (HPZbe)

94 The amazing thing about a Cole painting are the shear size of the canvas, this paining is on a 2 ft by 4 ft canvas.

And that's a small canvas for him.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 06, 2021 09:55 AM (NJtIq)

95 Lovely, CBD. I look at this as both a reminder of what we had and a farewell to it.

Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 09:55 AM (XxJt1)

96 Chique,
Many happy returns on the day of thy birth!
May sunshine and gladness be given.
And may the Dear Father prepare thee on earth
For a beautiful birthday in heaven.

We used to recite that for people's birthdays at the church my dad pastored during my childhood.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (ofYez)

97 One of my ancestors was a Thomas Cole. He lived in Alabama and was killed by Yankee raiders at the end of the war. They murdered his servants and hung him repeatedly trying to find out where he hid his money. He didn't tell them and they left him to die on the floor of his house. His gold has never been found. The legend about it still persists in the area.

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (+y8uL)

98 Is it supposed to be Arizona or NM? Or does it just look that way because it's no finished?

Posted by: lowandslow at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (qH6FZ)

99 Nice, happy trees. Approved.

Posted by: Bob Ross at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (ukNFU)

100 et progressus pusillum procidit in faciem suam orans et dicens mi Pater si possibile est transeat a me calix iste verumtamen non sicut ego volo sed sicut tu

And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Matthew 26:39

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (nUhF0)

101 Hopefully the cross is not on our country's grave.

Posted by: SouthTexas at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (YjQzz)

102 oh I though that would be over 100. sorry.

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (+y8uL)

103 Or it means that the fabric of the universe is torn and the monsters from our worst nightmares are pouring through the hole.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)


Monsters from the Id. I haven't heard the 'Id' term in years and years.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:36 AM (o2MD2)


Wasn't that a Kolchak episode? The Spanish Moss Murders. Pere Malfait is going to get you.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 06, 2021 09:57 AM (IVQPz)

104 Happy birthday, chique! I owe you a bottle of Veuve at the next MoMe.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 09:57 AM (2JVJo)

105
what time does the music start in DC?

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 06, 2021 09:57 AM (DUIap)

106 Yep. Did an image search and you're totally right. I stand corrected.
Posted by: Bob

Did the same after you mentioned doing a search, many of the images show sunlight through clouds; but, the late sunset ones look like the painting.
When they occur they look magical.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 09:57 AM (gtatv)

107 I can't figure out what that black object is on the left.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM (NpAcC)

108 Happy Birthday to you, the wonderful chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin').

To keep your disposition sweet, there will be no singing by me.

*Singing is one of my techniques to get unruly students to snap back in line. Now they just fervently ask "No singing, please."*

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM (u82oZ)

109 Be prepared- The Left will remove all crosses like this.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 09:53 AM (NpAcC)


They cannot remove the Cross upon your heart.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM (2JVJo)

110 Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (+y8uL)

The point of the 100 comment rule is to create a short respite from the unceasing pounding of the news. So as long as it is interesting and not an obvious reference to current events, it is fine!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM (xT2tT)

111 redridinghood

Church bell tower.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM (u82oZ)

112 Thanks, CBD.

Posted by: Eromero at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM (em79L)

113 Happy Birthday, Your Majesty. What is this...twenty-two now?

Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 09:59 AM (XxJt1)

114 Caption - here lies the grave of the United States of America, it had a good run, but in the end became addicted to sloth, envy, and pleasure, and in so doing committed suicide.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 09:51 AM (V2Yro)

What is dead can eternal lie, and in strange aeons, even death may die. -HP Lovecraft

America as an idea will live on, and in some future where people are tired of corrupt authoritarian shenanigans, another Great Republic will be built, using the lessons of ours, as we did every experiment in democracy before it.

On our Great Seal is the unfinished pyramid - the work is never complete, but the eye of Providence watches and gives its boon or blight. Remember what was, and remember the Lord. Our enemies will not endure, because they cannot acknowledge truth, nor make straight the crooked timber that is man, no matter how much they bend, cut, and shave it.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 09:59 AM (BWt56)

115 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)


https://youtu.be/_Qw-h_yZ1ZQ

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)

116 NaCly, have you struck fear in the hearts of any killjoy leftists today?

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 06, 2021 09:59 AM (ofYez)

117 During the Revolution, we had a cornucopia of brilliant, inspiring, and eloquent leaders to look to for guidance. We have none of those now. So many of our 'leaders' have turned out to be frauds. I need not name names.

We have some who appear to be solid still. Not many have grit. This is how we got here.

Hard times make strong men.
Strong men make good times.
Good times make weak men.
Weak men make hard times.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 09:59 AM (o2MD2)

118 Looks like a Yuge crowd in DC. RSBN did an overhead of the crowds.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:00 AM (NpAcC)

119 Wasn't that a Kolchak episode? The Spanish Moss Murders. Pere Malfait is going to get you.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 06, 2021 09:57 AM (IVQPz)


With Johnny Silver (the Broadway and film Benny Southstreet of Guys and Dolls) as Pepe and Richard Kiel as Pere Malfait.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 10:00 AM (2JVJo)

120
great...now the trolls are talking to each other

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 06, 2021 10:00 AM (DUIap)

121 Not sure if I should post this or not; it is a audio file of a conversation about the theft of the election. I do not know who is taking part in the conversation, however, it names names and claims it all happened in Rome. Have not listened to the whole thing yet; it's almost an hour. https://tinyurl.com/yxayvplc

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 10:00 AM (ZCiJZ)

122
I, wonder, as Rome was falling, how many Roman Citizens understood what was happening to them?


Is this the end of the republic or the end of the empire?

Posted by: Archer at January 06, 2021 10:00 AM (gmo/4)

123 Looks to be less than 10k in DC?

**shakes head**

That was one bet I did not want to win.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 10:01 AM (2JVJo)

124 The thing on the left could be a church with a square belltower. I'm not sure how far away it is.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:01 AM (YEKLS)

125
I can't figure out what that black object is on the left.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM (NpAcC)

There's a bathroom on the right.

Posted by: Tom Fogerty at January 06, 2021 10:01 AM (88+cf)

126 You'll have to spead it out. Pixy thinks it's spam.
Prayers
https://tinyurl.com/y4jokmqh
Psalm 144:1
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
who trains my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:01 AM (r1DzX)

127 Is this the end of the republic or the end of the empire?
Posted by: Archer at January 06, 2021 10:00 AM (gmo/4)

Ummmmmmmmm.......Yes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 06, 2021 10:01 AM (sVFtl)

128 The Shooter's Prayer
When I breathe my last,
And open my eyes in Glory,
May the first thing I hear be
"Unload and show clear."

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:02 AM (r1DzX)

129 {{{President-elect Emmie}}}

Yes, I did. At the end of the ONT.

It's a tradition of mine since 2012 or before. The origins are a bit hazy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:02 AM (u82oZ)

130 The Gunfighter's Prayer
Lord, make me fast and accurate.
Let my aim be true and my hand faster than those who wish to harm me and mine.
Let not my last thought be "If only I had my gun".
and Lord, if today is truly the day you are to call me home,
Let me die in a pile of brass.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:02 AM (r1DzX)

131 Hard times make strong men.
Strong men make good times.
Good times make weak men.
-- You are here
Weak men make hard times. -- Transitioning to here

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 10:02 AM (qc+VF)

132 Happy burthday, chique!!!!

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (nUhF0)

133 I need a word with Pixy!

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (NpAcC)

134 The Sniper's Prayer (Saving Private Ryan)
Be not that far from me, for trouble is near;
Haste Thee to help me.
Blessed be the Lord my strength,
which teacheth my hands to war,
and my fingers to fight.
My goodness, and my fortress;
My high tower, and my deliverer;
My shield, and he in whom I trust;
Who subdueth my people under me.
O my God, I trust in thee:
Let me not be ashamed,
Let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (r1DzX)

135 {{{Emmie}}}


Did you tell Teh Horde you got the house? That's real news.

Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (XxJt1)

136 98 Is it supposed to be Arizona or NM? Or does it just look that way because it's no finished?
Posted by: lowandslow at January 06, 2021 09:56 AM (qH6FZ)

It's a desert, no distinquishing features present. It could just as easily be SoCal or West Texas, for that matter.

fun trivia - southern Arizona, Baja California, and the Mexican state of Sonora are all part of the Sonoran Desert, where the big cactus grow. West Texas and parts of New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua are part of the Chihuahuan desert; still dry, but gets too cold in winter for the big cactus to live.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (V2Yro)

137 and a happy birthday, chique, as well!

lol my typos

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (nUhF0)

138 And happy birthday Chique!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:04 AM (r1DzX)

139 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

When I was there with my wingmen in 9/12 2009.the media reported 10,000. There were at least 800,000.

Do not believe the media today. The media is the virus.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:04 AM (u82oZ)

140 New rules on carriage returns - I guess we'll have to wait awhile until we can have a Poetry Thread.

Isn't it funny we still use that term "carriage return"? It comes from the old days of manual typewriters, when the cylinder supporting the paper was physically pushed back to its starting position after every line.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:04 AM (YEKLS)

141 Painting is a slight departure from the Hudson Valley style even with the valley present. So what is is going on today? I'm a fan of black humor as we navigate these times. Hopefully the horde will not disappoint.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (2DOZq)

142 {{{creeper}}}

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (u82oZ)

143 For some fun this morning... Porch pirate caught in getaway car in Mississauga, west of Toronto...
https://twitter.com/basedengland8/status/
1346561732962119683

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (ab0zp)

144 Yes, Happy, Happy Birthday, chique.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (NpAcC)

145 redridinghood

See the top of the right sidebar.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (u82oZ)

146 Caption - here lies the grave of the United States of America, it had a good run, but in the end became addicted to sloth, envy, and pleasure, and in so doing committed suicide.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Exactly.

Conservatives are as much to blame as anyone. We love our stuff, our comforts, our gov't cheese (because we all get some, in one way or t'other).

Posted by: lizabth at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (L3Rsz)

147 I, wonder, as Rome was falling, how many Roman Citizens understood what was happening to them?


Is this the end of the republic or the end of the empire?-------------------------------No I don't think so. For many reasons. One Rome ended slowly. Its end was not like Germany or Japan that came on suddenly. No empire can last forever. But some expand, contract, expand again. The US and British Empires were like none before. Neither were created out of a sense of conquest.

Posted by: SH at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (sX1BW)

148 Good morning, Salty.

Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (XxJt1)

149 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the
Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

Happy Birthday! Truly, I hope you have a great day and celebrate many, many more birthdays!

Posted by: Archer at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (gmo/4)

150 How many Trump supporters are not being allowed into the capitol right now?


Posted by: johnd01 - Office of the Corruptocrat Elect at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (ukNFU)

151 Excellent submission
Thank you sir
It goes to show exactly what is important today
Alpha and omega

Posted by: CarpetheadLarRo at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (+ITg4)

152 Is this the end of the republic or the end of the empire?

You could make the argument that the American Empire began around the time of the Spanish-American War, with our taking over of the Phillippines and sending the Great White Fleet around the world.

I'd say we are Late Empire - overextended, overtaxed, overspending, a devalued currency and a series of imbecilic emperors with the occasional "good" emperor trying and failing to halt the slide. The Senate is a joke and the barbarians encouraged to poke at the borders to judge our weakness. Trump is not our Trajan or Marcus Aurelius. Perhaps our Antoninus Pius.

Anyway, Elagabalus and Romulus Augustulus are right ahead.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (2JVJo)

153 It's a tradition of mine since 2012 or before. The origins are a bit hazy.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:02 AM (u82oZ)


I love your tradition!

I wasn't implying you had skipped your traditional greeting today, just asking how the striking of fear is going.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (ofYez)

154 fun trivia - southern Arizona, Baja California, and the Mexican state of Sonora are all part of the Sonoran Desert, where the big cactus grow. West Texas and parts of New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua are part of the Chihuahuan desert; still dry, but gets too cold in winter for the big cactus to live.
Posted by: Tom Servo

And on the other side (CA) you have the Mojave desert and the big cactus don't live there either.
Totally weird to cross the Colorado River into AZ and start seeing saguaros immediately. We taught our kids were were only 2 hours from home when they started seeing saguaros.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (gtatv)

155 Vernon Jones is speaking.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (NpAcC)

156 Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (r1DzX

That one and the Shepherd's Prayer from Boondock Saints seem pertinent.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:07 AM (BWt56)

157 The Shooter's Prayer
When I breathe my last,
And open my eyes in Glory,
May the first thing I hear be
"Unload and show clear."
Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:02 AM (r1DzX)

You reminded me of my favorite scene in The Patriot. Actually in my all time top ten list. The movie not so much.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 06, 2021 10:07 AM (2DOZq)

158 and of course, the Hail Mary for our Republic

AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:07 AM (nUhF0)

159 For some fun this morning... Porch pirate caught in getaway car in Mississauga, west of Toronto...
https://twitter.com/basedengland8/status/
1346561732962119683


Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (ab0zp)

What a dumb-ass!

Posted by: Archer at January 06, 2021 10:08 AM (gmo/4)

160 I, wonder, as Rome was falling, how many Roman Citizens understood what was happening to them?

Is this the end of the republic or the end of the empire?
Posted by: Archer at January 06, 2021 10:00 AM (gmo/4)

Both; and a lot of Romans felt it coming, and wrote about it. There weren't enough of those who cared and understood to stop anything. So they immersed themselves in religion, or drunkenness, or sexual liasons of all types. Whatever it took to pass the time until others from outside finally put an end to the party, as someone always does.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:08 AM (V2Yro)

161 Did you tell Teh Horde you got the house? That's real news.
Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (XxJt1)


Yes! Well, at least that we are under contract. We still have to successfully close.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (ofYez)

162 Vernon Jones- GOP stands for the Grand Old Party, it's going to be the GNP. The Grand New Party.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (NpAcC)

163 Historic fork in the road this week. Either path we take, we're likely not ever coming back from it.

Posted by: Citizen at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (z/+He)

164 Shibumi, it sounds like Sidney Powell, doesn't it?

Posted by: TheHoser at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (IDjUx)

165 Happy birthday, Chique!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (Dc2NZ)

166 AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu
in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria,
Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae.
Amen.

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:07 AM (nUhF0)

AMEN!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (CqHIp)

167 President-elect Emmie

Been consumed with my own stuff. I am working on fixing things that are personal issues. Thanks for asking.

My next acton is if Biden is in, to change my registration from Republican to Independent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (u82oZ)

168 Emmie, don't forget I have a big shed that can hold stuff if you want to get the jump on the move. I can hardly wait to see the house.

Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 10:10 AM (XxJt1)

169 The US and British Empires were like none before. Neither were created out of a sense of conquest.
Posted by: SH at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (sX1BW)

There was conquest, of course, but seapower and trade were the lifeblood of the empire. As Britain has retreated from the sea, so too have her fortunes fallen.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:10 AM (BWt56)

170 I, wonder, as Rome was falling, how many Roman Citizens understood what was happening to them?

There's a poem by a Roman nobleman named Rutilius Claudius Namatianus, called "De Reditu Suo" (On His Return) written in 416. He's describing leaving Rome and returning to his family estates in Gaul, and it's a fascinating snapshot of how the Empire was falling apart at that time. He had to go by ship, because the roads were no longer maintained, and were infested with bandits or returning to woodland. He seems aware that things aren't the way they used to be, but he can't really grasp that Rome is past the point of no return. He keeps thinking that Rome has been through tough patches in the past, and eventually things will come around and get back to normal. It was just unthinkable that Rome could really collapse; it was the Eternal City, after all, it had ALWAYS been there.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:11 AM (YEKLS)

171 140 New rules on carriage returns - I guess we'll have to wait awhile until we can have a Poetry Thread.

Isn't it funny we still use that term "carriage return"? It comes from the old days of manual typewriters, when the cylinder supporting the paper was physically pushed back to its starting position after every line.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:04 AM (YEKLS)

We use the image of a floppy disc for "save" even though most people haven't used a floppy this century

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2021 10:11 AM (Izzlo)

172 Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM

About an hour from my house. I don't know if I could have kept from shutting off my camera and then destroying the dude's car while he was stranded.

Posted by: TheHoser at January 06, 2021 10:11 AM (IDjUx)

173 My next acton is if Biden is in, to change my registration from Republican to Independent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (u82oZ)

That won't save you from the camps, comrade.

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2021 10:12 AM (AwYPR)

174 rickb223, you always know what to say.

Posted by: Eromero at January 06, 2021 10:12 AM (em79L)

175 Have a great day, everyone. Dr. appointment and then chores.

May all those in DC have a safe rally.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:12 AM (u82oZ)

176 Happy birthday Chique!

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at January 06, 2021 10:12 AM (nxdel)

177 There was conquest, of course, but seapower and trade were the lifeblood
of the empire. As Britain has retreated from the sea, so too have her
fortunes fallen.-----------------------------I think you know what I meant. Perhaps a better way of saying they were not created for the sake of creating empires. Contrast with Russia, China, Japan, Germany.

Posted by: SH at January 06, 2021 10:13 AM (sX1BW)

178 I've said this before, but it's particularly apropos with this painting.

Almost twenty centuries ago, a rabbi was crucified. He was a subject of the most corrupt and evil empire of its day. By all earthly accounts, his three year ministry was a failure. He had drawn crowds of thousands before, and now they vanished. The twelve men that had been with him for three years all betrayed him in various and sundry ways.

About three hundred years later, however, a Christian emperor conquered that entire territory - up to Rome, in fact. Without the internet, without even a printing press. 300 years is a blink of an eye, historically speaking.

Trump is not the Way. He only exposed a way forward for us. He's not going to be the one to reform this country; he was just one man that did what he could, and is in the process of being crushed for it.

We are going to need to take up our mantle and do the work ourselves. That work starts today.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 06, 2021 10:13 AM (6xA3t)

179 BignJames

Oh, I know. My fate is written in my Google file. This is just a personal statement.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:13 AM (u82oZ)

180 So is Pence a Zero or a Great American Hero?

Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:13 AM (p/jwr)

181 Glad to see our AG Ken Paxton (Texas) is there.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:14 AM (NpAcC)

182 Just played some of the RSBN broadcast in DC. Guess who showed up for in an AD? The MyPillow Guy. Could we be any more non-threatening?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 06, 2021 10:14 AM (xfb67)

183 Airport run. Back later.

Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 10:14 AM (XxJt1)

184 161 Did you tell Teh Horde you got the house? That's real news.
Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 10:03 AM (XxJt1)

Yes! Well, at least that we are under contract. We still have to successfully close.
Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (ofYez)

May I ask, where are you moving to? No, I am Not asking for the street address.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:14 AM (bCLt0)

185 180 So is Pence a Zero or a Great American Hero?
Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:13 AM (p/jwr)


When I look at Pence I do not see Patrick Henry.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (o2MD2)

186 The US isn't an empire. Proper empires understand that one extracts resources from its colonial holdings. Instead, we've just been paying other people's defense bills so that they could have national health services and welfare states. American foreign policy has been a net transfer of our wealth to others accompanied by multiple prolonged conflicts that gained us next to nothing.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (H5knJ)

187 So is Pence a Zero or a Great American Hero?-------------------------------He is just a typical GOP politician. Nothing more nothing less.

Posted by: SH at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (sX1BW)

188 Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM

About
an hour from my house. I don't know if I could have kept from shutting
off my camera and then destroying the dude's car while he was stranded.


Posted by: TheHoser at January 06, 2021 10:11 AM (IDjUx)

Yeah, I was thinking about something like that too. Would I shoot up his engine and tires till his car stopped running? In the heat of rage - probably.


Posted by: Archer at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (gmo/4)

189 My next acton is if Biden is in, to change my registration from Republican to Independent.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 06, 2021 10:09 AM (u82oZ)

------

I registered Dem last year. CO uses an open caucus, so registration doesn't matter here. And since I'm registered Dem, my vote got tabulated instead of thrown away, and perhaps it'll take them longer to add my name to a quota packet when the time comes.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (Bvn1K)

190 Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the
Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

Happy B-Day, my little chiquen tender.

Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (p/jwr)

191 The MyPillow Guy. Could we be any more non-threatening?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 06, 2021 10:14 AM (xfb67)

Do not underestimate pillows

Posted by: Zombie Justice Scalia at January 06, 2021 10:16 AM (nUhF0)

192 Vernon Jones said he's no longer a Democrat and switching to the Republican Party and will remake it.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:16 AM (NpAcC)

193 The US isn't an empire. Proper empires understand that one extracts resources from its colonial holdings. Instead, we've just been paying other people's defense bills so that they could have national health services and welfare states. American foreign policy has been a net transfer of our wealth to others accompanied by multiple prolonged conflicts that gained us next to nothing.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (H5knJ)

We've been suckered into playing the world's policeman for free, and prestige is a poor substitute for a living wage.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:16 AM (BWt56)

194 -He is just a typical GOP politician. Nothing more nothing less.
Posted by: SH at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (sX1BW)

So a Zero then. He has a chance to become the other.

Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:16 AM (p/jwr)

195 Vernon Jones said he's no longer a Democrat and switching to the Republican Party and will remake it.
Posted by: redridinghood

Manchin should do the same!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 10:17 AM (gtatv)

196 186 The US isn't an empire. Proper empires understand that one extracts resources from its colonial holdings. Instead, we've just been paying other people's defense bills so that they could have national health services and welfare states. American foreign policy has been a net transfer of our wealth to others accompanied by multiple prolonged conflicts that gained us next to nothing.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (H5knJ)

It's not uncommon for overseas empires to be run at a loss, it's something of a norm. Usually an empire is defined by a dominating force exerting influence over many distinct cultural groups.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:17 AM (Zm+LZ)

197 And on the other side (CA) you have the Mojave desert and the big cactus don't live there either.
Totally weird to cross the Colorado River into AZ and start seeing saguaros immediately. We taught our kids were were only 2 hours from home when they started seeing saguaros.
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (gtatv)

I really like the Sonoran desert, it's easy to take it for granted. Other places around the world have dry landscapes similar to the Chihuahuan or Mojave deserts (Mojave is a mini-sahara), but the Sonoran is an incredibly unique ecosystem, unlike anything else anywhere on Earth. The first settlers there must have seen it like some alien world.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:17 AM (V2Yro)

198 Happy Birthday, Your Majesty. What is this...twenty-two now?
Posted by: creeper at January 06, 2021 09:59 AM (XxJt1)

Um, yes, of course. Thank you!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 10:17 AM (6xk3i)

199 We are not Rome at its' fall. No, first we are Rome in the time of Mad, Bad, Emperors.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (bCLt0)

200 So is Pence a Zero or a Great American
Hero?-------------------------------He is just a typical GOP politician.
Nothing more nothing less.


Posted by: SH at January 06, 2021 10:15 AM (sX1BW)

Definitely, NOT Race Bannon.

Posted by: Archer at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (gmo/4)

201 I'm really considering going to the Green Party. Yeah, really. Until there is meaningful economic damage done to the billionaire class, there will be no change. We need to punish them relentlessly and pushing radical environmentalism is the ticket.

STOP DESTROYING TEXAS' FORESTS.
STOP DESTROYING TEXAS RANGE AND GRASSLANDS.
SAVE TEXAS RIVERS.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (OpRLq)

202 There is a live stream of someone walking around DC on Breitbart. Good quality.

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (+y8uL)

203 It's also Eric Trump's Birthday.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:19 AM (NpAcC)

204 is The Steal complete?

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 06, 2021 10:20 AM (iTXRQ)

205 Or maybe, it is the Time of the Orc. We shall see.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (bCLt0)

206 197 And on the other side (CA) you have the Mojave desert and the big cactus don't live there either.
Totally weird to cross the Colorado River into AZ and start seeing saguaros immediately. We taught our kids were were only 2 hours from home when they started seeing saguaros.
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (gtatv)

I really like the Sonoran desert, it's easy to take it for granted. Other places around the world have dry landscapes similar to the Chihuahuan or Mojave deserts (Mojave is a mini-sahara), but the Sonoran is an incredibly unique ecosystem, unlike anything else anywhere on Earth. The first settlers there must have seen it like some alien world.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:17 AM (V2Yro)

I've visited the Sonoran Desert Museum while in Arizona for my cousin's wedding. It's a zoo, natural history & archaeology museum all in one.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (Izzlo)

207 The market's speaking fairly loud and clear about the prospects of an entirely Democrat run country with lots o'New Taxes and plenty o'Inflation.

Welp.

Too bad, fuckheads. You should've thought two seconds before voting to kill the Best Economy in decades.

Everyone enjoy being Junior Partners in The Great North American Chinese Satrapy!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (dWwl8)

208 How is this being transferred on Pence's shoulders? He's done nothing but support Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (2DOZq)

209 Lots of Chinese people there. They know the deal.

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (+y8uL)

210 If attendance really is low maybe its because folks got tired of hearing "2 weeks" and "kracken", neither of which ever happened.

Posted by: dingbat at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (U39us)

211 Republican government as designed by the Founders worked best with an educated electorate with a shared culture, such as an appreciation for limited government and self-sufficiency.
But the idea of limited govt and inherent rights of man was a unique concept, with the rest of the world being mostly tribal. Mass immigration and welfare programs have accelerated a move away from this concept, by design. We're moving back to the tribal world now, which plays well into plans of socialist totalitarianism, again by design.
This is accelerated by that global IQ peaked during the
Industrial Revolution, and we're on the down slope now, which translates
to the decline of Western Civ.

Posted by: brak at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (cG+eD)

212 Japan, the Aussies, and others in the region probably want Trump ... Biden will likely sell them out to China, and/or to the globalists. Trump recognized them as sovereign allies.


"Photo of a large pro-Trump march in Ginza, Japan today. Marchers chanted "stop the steal." "stop China" "stop the CCP." The Japanese people know @realDonaldTrump's foreign policy was good for Japan global security. The mainstream media will never tell you about this march."


https://tinyurl.com/yxhbs5rc

Posted by: illiniwek at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (Cus5s)

213 Pence can refuse to certify.

Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (p/jwr)

214 Careful, guys! The porch pirate might have stolen the car!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (ab0zp)

215 Thank you so much for birthday wishes RedMindBlueState, AZ deplorably isolated, Emmie, MP4, NaCly Dog, Sponge, vmom, rickb223, redridinghood, Archer, Eris, jewells!

Happy Birthday to Eric Trump, too.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland (show/me/themoney) at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (6xk3i)

216
Glad to see our AG Ken Paxton (Texas) is there. Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:14 AM (NpAcC)

I like our AG Paxton, who is such a contrast to our useless waste of human flesh Senator Cornyn.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (cCxiu)

217 Morining all! Proverbs 3:5,6 my verse today. Dark times continue to spread. But have hope, because that is what the bastards want to take from us. And bacon. I think they also want our bacon...

Posted by: Satrose at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (nycWw)

218 The US and British Empires were like none before. Neither were created out of a sense of conquest.
Posted by: SH at January 06, 2021 10:05 AM (sX1BW)

We look to be following the British model. It's been said by, I forget who, but that "The British Empire is the only great Empire in history that was acquired in a fit of absent-mindedness; and it was lost the same way."

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (V2Yro)

219 I disagree that Rome was "the most corrupt and evil empire of its day". For one thing, the Roman Empire was just at its beginning; people at the time of Christ still could remember the Republic. I think Chesterton was right when he wrote about the coming of Christ at this particular time and place: "All the rest of
the world was a welter of barbarism. It is essential to recognize that the
Roman Empire was recognized as the highest achievement of the human race; and
also as the broadest. A dreadful secret seemed to be written as in obscure
hieroglyphics across those mighty works of marble and stone, those colossal
amphitheaters and aqueducts. Man could do no more"

I feel the same way about America. Now we see it sinking into corruption and evil, but a century ago it was not seen that way. It was seen as a great and good force in the world. But again, it has reached the limits of purely human ingenuity, and now that it has lost the Christian soul it once had, it is sinking and falling.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:23 AM (YEKLS)

220 Don Jr. is up.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:23 AM (NpAcC)

221 "Chinese American People For Trump". The lady on now says these people escaped from Communist China and they know the peril we are in.

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 10:23 AM (+y8uL)

222 199 We are not Rome at its' fall. No, first we are Rome in the time of Mad, Bad, Emperors.
Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (bCLt0)

Are we waiting for Constantine?

Posted by: dantesed at January 06, 2021 10:23 AM (88xKn)

223 Do what you can do. If you can infiltrate, if you can get info, if you can make lists ... the early Christians broke many Roman laws just by going underground and not recanting.
As MP4 said, they cannot erase the Cross on your heart.

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:24 AM (nUhF0)

224 This is accelerated by that global IQ peaked during the
Industrial Revolution, and we're on the down slope now, which translates
to the decline of Western Civ.
Posted by: brak at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (cG+eD)

Global IQ is peaking sometime around today or at most a few years back. See Flynn effect(personally I think this calls into question the effectiveness of the metric but if you're going to use IQ). When exactly do you think the Industrial Revolution occurred?

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:24 AM (Zm+LZ)

225 213 Pence can refuse to certify.
Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (p/jwr)

Heh.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 10:24 AM (o2MD2)

226
I've visited the Sonoran Desert Museum while in Arizona for my cousin's wedding. It's a zoo, natural history & archaeology museum all in one.
Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2021


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I visited it in June '85 with Mrs. Wolfus No. 2, who had grown up in Tucson. We were visiting her grandparents. Nice people -- but jeez that town was HOT. 105 F. every afternoon? I don't care how dry it is, that's halfway to boiling. I loved the landscape, but southern AZ is not a place I want to live.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 06, 2021 10:24 AM (yvr3o)

227 Glad to see our AG Ken Paxton (Texas) is there. Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:14 AM (NpAcC)

I like our AG Paxton, who is such a contrast to our useless waste of human flesh Senator Cornyn Governor Abbott.
Posted by: The Walking Dude


Fixed.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:25 AM (r1DzX)

228 "The British Empire is the only great Empire in history that was acquired in a fit of absent-mindedness; and it was lost the same way."
Posted by: Tom Servo

The British Empire passing the torch to the USA was the only peaceful transfer of *empire* (If you consider the USA an empire, I don't).
I see it as the wartime acknowledgment that the BE could not sustain their sea-power and the USA was there at the right time.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 10:25 AM (gtatv)

229 Happy Birthday, Math Queen!

Posted by: dantesed at January 06, 2021 10:25 AM (88xKn)

230 >>> 201 I'm really considering going to the Green Party. Yeah, really. Until there is meaningful economic damage done to the billionaire class, there will be no change. We need to punish them relentlessly and pushing radical environmentalism is the ticket.

STOP DESTROYING TEXAS' FORESTS.
STOP DESTROYING TEXAS RANGE AND GRASSLANDS.
SAVE TEXAS RIVERS.
Posted by: ErikInTexas at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (OpRLq)


All these organizations exist due to and are controlled by your oligarch masters. They remove their hands from the strings that animate their puppets and they will simply fall to the floor and be forgotten.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 06, 2021 10:25 AM (l6b3d)

231 The attendance is not low. There are a lot of people there.


https://tinyurl.com/yywajumz

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 10:25 AM (+y8uL)

232 >We are not Rome at its' fall. No, first we are Rome in the time of Mad, Bad, Emperors.
Posted by: tubal



who's gonna be the Caligula?

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 06, 2021 10:25 AM (iTXRQ)

233 So a Zero then. He has a chance to become the other.
Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:16 AM (p/jwr)

All men are zeros until they answer the call. It isn't whether he is or isn't, but what he will be when his moment arrives.

We only stop being zeros if we stand tall when we could have run. You don't have to win to not be a zero. People still remember Leonidas - Greece even minted anniversary coins in his honor last year.

Nobody long remembers those who give up or run away. They are cursed for a short while, then forgotten.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (BWt56)

234 207 The market's speaking fairly loud and clear about the prospects of an entirely Democrat run country with lots o'New Taxes and plenty o'Inflation.

Welp.

Too bad, fuckheads. You should've thought two seconds before voting to kill the Best Economy in decades.

Everyone enjoy being Junior Partners in The Great North American Chinese Satrapy!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (dWwl

I believe that over the next couple of years, the DJIA will blow through 50,000 and then past 100,000. The Dems will be slapping themselves on the back about how great they are doing, not admitting or caring that it is actually the Weimar style hyperinflationary blowout. The Tech Billionaires won't try to stop it; they'll think they can "manage" it and still come out ahead.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

235 Put an orange on the counter and leave it there for six months. A year. Two years.

Entropy is the default state phase of the material world.

Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (p/jwr)

236 We look to be following the British model. It's been said by, I forget who, but that "The British Empire is the only great Empire in history that was acquired in a fit of absent-mindedness; and it was lost the same way."
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021


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*

That sounds like Chesterton too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (yvr3o)

237 232 >We are not Rome at its' fall. No, first we are Rome in the time of Mad, Bad, Emperors.
Posted by: tubal



who's gonna be the Caligula?
Posted by: DB- just DB at January 06, 2021 10:25 AM (iTXRQ)

Hunter Biden, or his incest baby with Natalie?

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (Zm+LZ)

238 We look to be following the British model. It's been said by, I forget who, but that "The British Empire is the only great Empire in history that was acquired in a fit of absent-mindedness; and it was lost the same way."
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:22 AM (V2Yro)

-------

A strange amount of Britain's imperial ardor derived from a desire for MOAR TEA, and that isn't sarcasm. It's kinda bizarre. You wave a tea leaf in front of those guys, and they go from a nation of shopkeepers and gardeners to savage gangsters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (Bvn1K)

239 Definitely, NOT Race Bannon. Definitely, NOT Race Bannon.

Even Johnny Quest's dog 'Bandit" has more balls than Pence

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (cCxiu)

240 Paxton is ... okay. Abbott stinks as a governor. He bent to the will of the liberal transplants.

Posted by: Satrose at January 06, 2021 10:27 AM (nycWw)

241 The British Empire passing the torch to the USA was the only peaceful transfer of *empire*

Mark Steyn has written about this. The British Empire had a soft landing because there was an America there to take over. Who is there to do the same favour for America? There's no friendly "daughter" country to succeed America, only enemies and unconnected strangers who will be pursuing their own interests in their own spheres.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:28 AM (YEKLS)

242 You wave a tea leaf in front of those guys, and they go from a nation of shopkeepers and gardeners to savage gangsters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (Bvn1K)

...and they all wear ties.

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2021 10:28 AM (AwYPR)

243
A strange amount of Britain's imperial ardor derived from a desire for MOAR TEA, and that isn't sarcasm. It's kinda bizarre. You wave a tea leaf in front of those guys, and they go from a nation of shopkeepers and gardeners to savage gangsters.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (Bvn1K)

This is how Americans learned to be wary of drugs.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (Zm+LZ)

244 234

I believe that over the next couple of years, the DJIA will blow through 50,000 and then past 100,000. The Dems will be slapping themselves on the back about how great they are doing, not admitting or caring that it is actually the Weimar style hyperinflationary blowout. The Tech Billionaires won't try to stop it; they'll think they can "manage" it and still come out ahead.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

Anyone with a few million lying around and with no scruples a to how it is invested will clean up in the coming economy. Pretty much everyone else? Well

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (bCLt0)

245 I love Thomas Cole

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (d1uFV)

246 Just put the classic yule log on my DVR

just in case the power goes out

Posted by: REDACTED at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (zZxh0)

247 Or maybe, it is the Time of the Orc. We shall see.
Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (bCLt0)

My magic 8-ball says Super Mutants, not Orcs. I guess you got the Skyrim Edition.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (BWt56)

248 I am by the WH.

Lots of people here.

More pouring in.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (rJEUr)

249 Hard to believe perhaps, but there are foreign governments who have an interest in destroying our republic pushing a lot of the division. They are everywhere, including on this site. Prolifically.

Along with Democrat Party operatives, they are living among you. Some have taken the tact of appearing to agree with you, establishing their nic, then vomiting their subversion as reason.

Think about that next time you read something here. Also remember there are a lot of people watching and figuring out who these people are.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (HRA4W)

250 Abbott stinks as a governor. He bent to the will of the liberal transplants. Posted by: Satrose at January 06, 2021 10:27 AM (nycWw)

Yep, Hot wheels Abbott can roll his RINO ass straight into the Rio Grande.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (cCxiu)

251 A red day, a sword day, Horde.

Perhaps the last day for a miracle? Not to second guess God's plan or power, but maybe the last day of the Republic under Him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (d1uFV)

252 I somehow thing Uncle Joe will try to hang onto the Presidency as long as he can...But the bad witch from the west will find away to end it all for him before the next new year. The MFM will celebrate.

Posted by: Colin at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (0Y/m7)

253 244 234

I believe that over the next couple of years, the DJIA will blow through 50,000 and then past 100,000. The Dems will be slapping themselves on the back about how great they are doing, not admitting or caring that it is actually the Weimar style hyperinflationary blowout. The Tech Billionaires won't try to stop it; they'll think they can "manage" it and still come out ahead.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

Anyone with a few million lying around and with no scruples a to how it is invested will clean up in the coming economy. Pretty much everyone else? Well
Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (bCLt0)

Highly leveraged strong cash flow companies, particularly those that produce commodities, will tend to do well in a high inflation environment for their shareholders.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (Zm+LZ)

254 A strange amount of Britain's imperial ardor derived from a desire for MOAR TEA, and that isn't sarcasm. It's kinda bizarre. You wave a tea leaf in front of those guys, and they go from a nation of shopkeepers and gardeners to savage gangsters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (Bvn1K)

I still found it amazing that the fought a war to sell opium to China so they could buy tea and then subjugated India to grow tea. The Indian tea plantations, and Caribbean sugar plantations, were the models for the slave plantations in the US.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (xfb67)

255 *high inflation low growth

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (Zm+LZ)

256 "Photo of a large pro-Trump march in Ginza, Japan today. Marchers chanted "stop the steal." "stop China" "stop the CCP." The Japanese people know @realDonaldTrump's foreign policy was good for Japan global security. The mainstream media will never tell you about this march."


https://tinyurl.com/yxhbs5rc
Posted by: illiniwek at January 06, 2021 10:21 AM (Cus5s)


It's a large sign, sure, but there are only 4 people pictured. If you're going to call a gathering large, you should, at least, show the gathering.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

257 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

258 How is this being transferred on Pence's shoulders? He's done nothing but support Trump.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks
.
Gotta find someone to blame!

This is like watching Pris in her death throes in Blade Runner.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (CjFDo)

259 I feel the same way about America. Now we see it sinking into corruption and evil, but a century ago it was not seen that way. It was seen as a great and good force in the world. But again, it has reached the limits of purely human ingenuity, and now that it has lost the Christian soul it once had, it is sinking and falling.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:23 AM (YEKLS)

I agree with you, and that is a very good way to put it. Winning WW2, going to the moon, ending poverty in any real sense; we've done all that. Now we're sinking into anti-science, endless entertainment, drugs, and perversion. We've gone over the top of the roller coaster ride.

After the peak, people inside the culture always believe "well why can't we do that again?" But that's now how it works, not for any culture. After the peak comes the long, long fall.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (V2Yro)

260 From the San Diego Unified School District's page on "Restorative Justice:"

Lower rates of suspensions and expulsions have also been found to increase the academic scores of non-suspended students. A study published in the American Sociological Review (Winter, 2014), involving over 17,000 students in 17 middle schools and high schools in a Kentucky school district, found that students who have never been in trouble do worse at schools with higher suspension rates.

AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA... Causation? Correlation? Who cares!

Posted by: Marcus Gravey, Brooklyn Gun Nut at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (GlmxK)

261
201 I'm really considering going to the Green Party. Yeah, really. Until there is meaningful economic damage done to the billionaire class, there will be no change. We need to punish them relentlessly and pushing radical environmentalism is the ticket.

STOP DESTROYING TEXAS' FORESTS.
STOP DESTROYING TEXAS RANGE AND GRASSLANDS.
SAVE TEXAS RIVERS.
Posted by: ErikInTexas at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (OpRLq)

You're deluding yourself if you think things like the "Green New Deal" are going to hurt the billionaire class. I'm sure they've invested themselves into plenty of scam green energy projects. If anything, it will just screw over the lower and middle classes since they will now be paying 5x as much for energy.

Posted by: Liberty at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (Kn4u1)

262 They cannot remove the Cross upon your heart.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM

You are beautiful with words.

Posted by: clutch at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (9UmRs)

263 The attendance is not low. There are a lot of people there.

Attendance is huge. They just can't get in to the venue. Here's a Bannon Warroom snippet showing it:
https://bit.ly/2JOzafc

You can hear Don Jr. getting all his cheers from people far, far away.

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (fFtVH)

264 is there a live stream of the rally?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (CqHIp)

265 I am by the WH.

Lots of people here.

More pouring in.
Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (rJEUr)

May God's love be upon you.

I'm stuck monitoring a cooling system that can't go untended. Would rather be there.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (BWt56)

266 Also, I love tea. I drink it everyday. There must be a genetic component the predisposes me to it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (xfb67)

267
251 A red day, a sword day, Horde.

Perhaps the last day for a miracle? Not to second guess God's plan or power, but maybe the last day of the Republic under Him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (d1uFV)

I agree with your sentiment, Mark, but would say the Republic has been dying a lingering painful death since Lyndon Johnson.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (bCLt0)

268 great...now the trolls are talking to each other
------------
At Insty's for the past two weeks there have been bots just posting a website link with a brief comment and there have been bots replying to them saying 'thanks' and the like.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:33 AM (ab0zp)

269 Abbott stinks as a governor. He bent to the will of the liberal transplants. Posted by: Satrose at January 06, 2021 10:27 AM (nycWw)

Yep, Hot wheels Abbott can roll his RINO ass straight into the Rio Grande.
Posted by: The Walking Dude


You should see his Facebook page when he posts a "raa-raa post" about Texas and how well we are doing. People legitimately rip him in regards to the statewide mask mandate and other business killing mandates.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:33 AM (r1DzX)

270 248 I am by the WH.

Lots of people here.

More pouring in.
Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2021 10:29 AM (rJEUr


Be safe!

And give em 'ell!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 06, 2021 10:34 AM (emxxF)

271
After the peak, people inside the culture always believe "well why can't we do that again?" But that's now how it works, not for any culture. After the peak comes the long, long fall.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (V2Yro)

And I don't think Trump was going to be able to fix that. I'm not sure a political solution for that exists. Things might be moving a little faster than I expected, but the path appears to be the same as many who have gone before us.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:34 AM (Zm+LZ)

272 They cannot remove the Cross upon your heart.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2021 09:58 AM

A-men

Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:34 AM (p/jwr)

273 261 You're deluding yourself if you think things like the "Green New Deal" are going to hurt the billionaire class. I'm sure they've invested themselves into plenty of scam green energy projects. If anything, it will just screw over the lower and middle classes since they will now be paying 5x as much for energy.
Posted by: Liberty at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (Kn4u1)

The entire POINT is making it so that the average person can no longer afford electricity.

The "Elites" can't lord over having a more luxurious lifestyle if the rest of us aren't living in mud huts.

Posted by: Allie at January 06, 2021 10:34 AM (vmRc0)

274 Posted by: Marcus Gravey, Brooklyn Gun Nut at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (GlmxK
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Oh my.

1.) Crime rate effects academic performance
2.) Stop recognizing or punishing crime
3.) ...
4.) Profit!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:34 AM (Bvn1K)

275 A strange amount of Britain's imperial ardor derived from a desire for MOAR TEA, and that isn't sarcasm. It's kinda bizarre. You wave a tea leaf in front of those guys, and they go from a nation of shopkeepers and gardeners to savage gangsters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:26 AM (Bvn1K)

I still found it amazing that the fought a war to sell opium to China so they could buy tea and then subjugated India to grow tea. The Indian tea plantations, and Caribbean sugar plantations, were the models for the slave plantations in the US.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe
.......

It IS amazing how important tea was to the Brits..

They had a whole industry that bought and re-sold used tea leaves (from wealthier households) to the poorer classes!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 06, 2021 10:35 AM (CjFDo)

276 See, it's the incarceration of those committing crimes that make neighborhoods with high crime rates unsafe!

C'mon man! It's restorative!

Posted by: Marcus Gravey, Brooklyn Gun Nut at January 06, 2021 10:35 AM (GlmxK)

277 So, we've decided to let it burn?

Posted by: It's me donna at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (Zmnko)

278 I agree with your sentiment, Mark, but would say the Republic has been dying a lingering painful death since Lyndon Johnson.
Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:32 AM (bCLt0)

Maybe even a step or two back from LBJ, who was indeed a shitheel. Kennedy won via fraud, after all.

And the Progressive actions of the early teens of the 20th century laid the groundwork for the mess we have now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (d1uFV)

279 My favorite argument thus far:

Well, because they didn't win every election in November, there WAS NO ELECTION FRAUD AT ALL.

#WASTF

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (Zz0t1)

280 The entire POINT is making it so that the average person can no longer afford electricity.

The "Elites" can't lord over having a more luxurious lifestyle if the rest of us aren't living in mud huts.

Posted by: Allie at January 06, 2021 10:34 AM (vmRc0)

They take away electricity from the free shit army and it won't be pretty. The problem with having a free shit army is you always have to provide for them. They are stupid violent people that will turn on you in a heartbeat.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (xfb67)

281 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (CjFDo)

Its not a blame game, its just he has a obligation, a sworn duty to uphold the constitution. Hes either gonna do his duty or hes not.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (5XK0y)

282 is there a live stream of the rally? Posted by: phoenixgirl


This guy is walking around looking and talking to people.
https://tinyurl.com/yywajumz

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 10:38 AM (+y8uL)

283 So, we've decided to let it burn?
Posted by: It's me donna



More like, "decided to not get in the way".

Because it's going to burn.
Question is, do you want to waste precious capital trying to stop something you have zero chances to stop?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:38 AM (r1DzX)

284 278 So, we've decided to let it burn?
Posted by: It's me donna at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (Zmnko)

Could always rephrase it as we've decided to 'build back better'.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:38 AM (Zm+LZ)

285 Wha? When you see "rays" of sunlight like that, aren't the rays brighter than the surrounding sky, not darker? It looks like his son is behind a picket fence or something.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (qc+VF)

I have seen such "rays" from my place in Alberta when the Sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains. I would assume it's the projected shadows of mountain peaks below the horizon. Might even have a photo or two somewhere. I cannot see the actual Rockies from my place. Have to go about 30 miles west.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2021 10:38 AM (mzC78)

286 The entire POINT is making it so that the average person can no longer afford electricity.

The "Elites" can't lord over having a more luxurious lifestyle if the rest of us aren't living in mud huts.
Posted by: Allie at January 06, 2021 10:34 AM (vmRc0)

Electrical power is Power. It's transformed the daily lives of all people, from one of endless toil and drudgery to one where people have idle time. They don't want you to have free time. Busy people are easier to rule - they're too busy and too tired to revolt.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:38 AM (BWt56)

287 "It's a large sign, sure, but there are only 4 people pictured. If
you're going to call a gathering large, you should, at least, show the
gathering." sponge

true dat ... idk how many were there, but I do think it expresses the real feelings of many in the region, same as for Hong Kong. Biden might as well have CCP stamped on his forehead.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (Cus5s)

288 Tax billionaires at 90%.

All assets not just income.

Let's gooo!

Posted by: Wut at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (BOZsl)

289 Well, because they didn't win every election in November, there WAS NO ELECTION FRAUD AT ALL.
------------
Any fraud was only in a small minority of districts/counties so it couldn't have altered the outcome!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (ab0zp)

290 "Lower rates of suspensions and expulsions have also been found to increase the academic scores of non-suspended students".

AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA... Causation? Correlation? Who cares!
Posted by: Marcus Gravey, Brooklyn Gun Nut at January 06, 2021 10:31 AM (GlmxK)

Giving everyone who shows up and signs their name an "A" increases academic scores even more.

as I've written before, an examination of letters and other writings from common people shows that a 6th grade education in the mid 1800's was easily equal to a baccalaureate degree today. In fact, much more comprehensive.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (V2Yro)

291 s there a live stream of the rally? Posted by: phoenixgirl

There is always a livestream. rsbnetwork.com will redirect to their youtube stream.

Don, Jr. has finished, the young anchors are just chit-chatting right now.

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (fFtVH)

292 Greetings fappers and fappees. What fresh hell awaits us this day?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (HaL55)

293
Electrical power is Power. It's transformed the daily lives of all people, from one of endless toil and drudgery to one where people have idle time. They don't want you to have free time. Busy people are easier to rule - they're too busy and too tired to revolt.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:38 AM (BWt56)

Rome had a large unemployed mob population that repeatedly rioted and threatened to destroy the capital. The solution, though not consistently effective, was bread and circuses.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:40 AM (Zm+LZ)

294 I have mixed feelings about Pence. One hand, he has always been a Republican party man. He has deep ties to the GOPe. On the other, he has seen Trump and worked beside him for four years. He probably knows him as well as anyone outside of Trump's family. He has never publicly called him out on any of his policies or tweets, never disagreed with him in public. He seems to genuinely like him as a person. He has also seen all of the evidence we know about and probably a lot we haven't seen. He knows whatever decision he makes will not make everyone happy. I don't know how he will decide but I pray for him.

Posted by: megthered at January 06, 2021 10:40 AM (SM/op)

295 You're deluding yourself if you think things like the "Green New Deal"
are going to hurt the billionaire class. I'm sure they've invested
themselves into plenty of scam green energy projects. If anything, it
will just screw over the lower and middle classes since they will now be
paying 5x as much for energy.


I agree, except I am buying more solar even though I know its all bullshit. I put in a system right before the 30% tax credit expired. Haven't had a untility bill since. They just extended the 26% tax credit for a few more years. I'm going for a EMP hardened system retrofit this time. I'd rather pay extra money to a solar company and get the credit, than pay taxes to an illegitimate government. F'em. I'm done paying taxes and will use every legal loophole possible. I'd rather to give it to anyone else but the government.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 10:40 AM (cCxiu)

296 thanks f'd.....i hadn't looked at breitbart yet

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 06, 2021 10:40 AM (CqHIp)

297 Well, because they didn't win every election in November, there WAS NO ELECTION FRAUD AT ALL.
------------
Any fraud was only in a small minority of districts/counties so it couldn't have altered the outcome!!!
Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (ab0zp)


It's like we're BiNO and MP rolled into one!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:40 AM (Zz0t1)

298 OT, but in a fit o generosity, I gave a friend a few hundred rounds of 9mm the other day. There is NO over the counter ammo out there. People are tense.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (bCLt0)

299 So, we've decided to let it burn?
Posted by: It's me donna at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (Zmnko)

There's no "let". People have elected the pyromaniacs to tend the fire. All that's left is just getting anything we can mobilize out of the village before it burns down.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (BWt56)

300 The entire POINT is making it so that the average person can no longer afford electricity.
The "Elites" can't lord over having a more luxurious lifestyle if the rest of us aren't living in mud huts.
Posted by: Allie

They take away electricity from the free shit army and it won't be pretty. The problem with having a free shit army is you always have to provide for them. They are stupid violent people that will turn on you in a heartbeat.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Which is why I keep saying the dems no longer need illegals. Not when they can dial up a Dominion Voting Machine. All those new mouths to feed take away from the available $$$ grift.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (r1DzX)

301 Madison Cawthorn speaking about the New Republican Party.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (NpAcC)

302 I will seriously start looking into moving to France. They are socialist-ish but at least everyone gets freebies there. Here it will be socialism but only for certain groups.

I lived in France temporarily before. Some things drive you crazy but overall a good experience.

Posted by: Asshoes at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (CTE5Q)

303 Trump released a statement that the NY Slime article stating that Pence declared he was powerless is bullshit and Pence never said it.

Trump basically saying Pence will reject the electors and send it back to the states today.


Fingers crossed.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (emxxF)

304 I agree, except I am buying more solar even though I know its all bullshit. I put in a system right before the 30% tax credit expired. Haven't had a untility bill since. They just extended the 26% tax credit for a few more years. I'm going for a EMP hardened system retrofit this time. I'd rather pay extra money to a solar company and get the credit, than pay taxes to an illegitimate government. F'em. I'm done paying taxes and will use every legal loophole possible. I'd rather to give it to anyone else but the government.
Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 10:40 AM (cCxiu)

There's an idea. Maybe we should have regular posts about how to reduce taxes through government programs.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (Zm+LZ)

305 Which is why I keep saying the dems no longer need illegals. Not when they can dial up a Dominion Voting Machine. All those new mouths to feed take away from the available $$$ grift.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (r1DzX)

Mercenaries.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (BWt56)

306 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

And a very happy birthday to you, Chique!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (mzC78)

307 Madison Cawthorn speaking about the New Republican Party.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (NpAcC)


HA!

- Bitch McConnell

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (Zz0t1)

308 I'm really considering going to the Green Party. Yeah, really. Until there is meaningful economic damage done to the billionaire class, there will be no change. We need to punish them relentlessly and pushing radical environmentalism is the ticket.

STOP DESTROYING TEXAS' FORESTS.
STOP DESTROYING TEXAS RANGE AND GRASSLANDS.
SAVE TEXAS RIVERS.
Posted by: ErikInTexas at January 06, 2021 10:18 AM (OpRLq)

Unfortunately that won't work, since a major part of the Billionaire plan is to cull the population. Substantially reduce the number of humans on the planet, so climate disaster is a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (oQ94s)

309 The problem with having a free shit army is you always have to provide for them. They are stupid violent people that will turn on you in a heartbeat.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

We've just seen a summer of who the FSA "turns" on. They are just stormtroopers against the real enemy, white people and non-white producers.

Posted by: ... at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (p/jwr)

310 So, we've decided to let it burn?

I don't think that's our decision to make. Sort of like the people in CA spraying their houses with garden hoses, we didn't start the fire, we can't stop the fire, all we can do is try to minimize the effect in our little area and hope for the best.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (qc+VF)

311 There's an idea. Maybe we should have regular posts about how to reduce taxes through government programs.
Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (Zm+LZ)

Call it the Elon Musk Initiative. How to use gov't programs for fun and profit!

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:43 AM (BWt56)

312 Trump has no excuse for not packing his things when so many are in town to help him.
Posted by: Hatian at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (YoG7Q)


Why do you hate this country so?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:43 AM (Zz0t1)

313 Happy Birfday, Chique!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 06, 2021 10:43 AM (HaL55)

314 289 Tax billionaires at 90%.

All assets not just income.

Let's gooo!
Posted by: Wut at January 06, 2021 10:39 AM (BOZsl)

That idea always comes up, and now we can look at Russia and China, two systems which actually do that. In practice, what it means is that you have a certain number of poweful oligarchs who control the levers of government, and they are allowed to use the Tax machinery to destroy anyone who isn't a member of their club. So, the Oligarchy is enforced in perpetuity. Actually, that's Russia - China is now the special case where one man has managed to get hold of every aspect of governmental, social, and economic power, and Xi is now an Emperor who is as powerful, maybe even more powerful, than any Emperor China has had in the last 2300 years.

As has been noted, the least of his powers is that anyone inside his Empire who displeases him immediately "disappears".

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (V2Yro)

315
And a very happy birthday to you, Chique!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (mzC78 )


This. It really can't be said enough.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (Zz0t1)

316 Words like "causation" and "correlation" are terms used by the white patriarchal colonialist Junta of Ice People to spirit-murder the beautiful MS13 Sun Children.

I denounce myself and will report to White Fragility Training immediately.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey, Brooklyn Gun Nut at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (GlmxK)

317

Happy Birthday! it's Our 48th Anniversary today... Wish it was better for Us !

Posted by: It's me donna at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (Zmnko)

318 Please ignore the trolls.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (ab0zp)

319 The FSA = the Barbarian Hordes of the Latter Roman Empire, in so many ways.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (bCLt0)

320 You all know that lockdown legislation is coming right? Permanent lockdowns.

Posted by: james at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (PvswE)

321 Our 48th Anniversary today... Wish it was better for Us !
Posted by: It's me donna at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (Zmnko)


*bows*

We're not worthy!

*bows again*

We're not worthy!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

322 Which is why I keep saying the dems no longer need illegals. Not when they can dial up a Dominion Voting Machine. All those new mouths to feed take away from the available $$$ grift.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (r1DzX)


No, they don't but they do need them to help turn the nation into a third world shithole. They're then free to leave the blue states and cities and come to infest your town. Share the misery is what socialism is all about.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (L8ADy)

323 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Happy anniversary Donna!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (axyOa)

324 The impacts of GND type Marxist government are eventually (sooner than later) felt by *everyone*.

Sure, if you have a Party card, you can actually access products, unlike the gopnik slave classes... But, you're still shopping at a weird, creepy store where you have no idea *which* products of your looted nation will happen to be haphazardly heaped on the floor when you walk in.

Even the rich are essentially ragpickers, eventually.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (Bvn1K)

325 My buddy, "Stephen Ignoramus" is doing a Live Stream from the rally. If anyone could stop-by to say "hello" in the Chat, I'd appreciate it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNJKNpAOs5k

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (Ckg4U)

326 Please ignore the trolls.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (ab0zp)


I just asked them a serious question because I'm honestly curious.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

327 Please ignore the trolls.

Bless their little hearts they're excited... They think this is all great... Of course we all know it's not

Posted by: It's me donna at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (Zmnko)

328 the trillions being thrown into "the economy" mostly goes to the rich via the markets, and some real estate I guess. DOW 50K, sure maybe. They do intend to inflate their way "out". Or maybe just till the decide on a crypto currency, and a World Bank central control.


Markets are already in a bubble ... it could end at any time, should have already ended, but prices are kept low, they can't fabricate enough inflation in general prices (they seek 3%, have under 2%?, can't just print it). Commodities still look good, but "currency collapse" could happen in different ways. --- Better to hedge bets, but those that trusted BigGov to make DOW go ever higher have been winners.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 06, 2021 10:46 AM (Cus5s)

329 There's no "let". People have elected the pyromaniacs to tend the fire. All that's left is just getting anything we can mobilize out of the village before it burns down.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:41 AM (BWt56)

So you're saying there's still a chance?

No but seriously, I would say "it's time to pack up and move the good china," but there is no good china.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 06, 2021 10:46 AM (oQ94s)

330 They don't want you to have free time. Busy people are easier to rule - they're too busy and too tired to revolt.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:38 AM (BWt56)

A guy I know was in China consulting 30/40 years ago...thousands of Chinese moving earth w/picks, shovels, wheelbarrows and baskets. They didn't earth-moving equip.

Posted by: BignJames at January 06, 2021 10:46 AM (AwYPR)

331 Happy Birfday, Chique!
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 06, 2021 10:43 AM (HaL55)


27? 28?

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 10:46 AM (L8ADy)

332 I still found it amazing that the fought a war to sell opium to China so they could buy tea and then subjugated India to grow tea. The Indian tea plantations, and Caribbean sugar plantations, were the models for the slave plantations in the US.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 06, 2021 10:30 AM (xfb67)

Great, now the SJWs are going to cancel tea.

Posted by: josephistan at January 06, 2021 10:47 AM (Izzlo)

333 Here's another sweep of the crowds outside the barricades:

https://bit.ly/35gUcun

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 10:47 AM (KfC1e)

334 the Republic has been dying a lingering painful death since Lyndon Johnson.
Posted by: tubal

This needs to be repeated, and often. It's not as though the Republic is suddenly dead today, when sleepy gets certified by Congress.

It's been a long process, not all of it malevolent. Some people were just stupid over the decades and believed their own cant about 'helping' the 'little guy'. Well, the little guy was pretty sharp, and now demands his handouts under pain of riot.

Whatcha gonna do?

Give him his cheese.

Posted by: lizabth at January 06, 2021 10:47 AM (L3Rsz)

335 Good to see you, Slapweasel!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:47 AM (d1uFV)

336 *Posted by: Slapweasel at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (Ckg4U)*
done

Posted by: kallisto at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (DJFLF)

337 Here's another sweep of the crowds outside the barricades:

https://bit.ly/35gUcun
Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 10:47 AM (KfC1e)


What are they going to say when there's not a covid spike in #TwoWeeks?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

338 f any of the horde are in DC now, live updates are appreciated

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (nUhF0)

339 Its not a blame game, its just he has a obligation, a sworn duty to uphold the constitution. Hes either gonna do his duty or hes not.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (5XK0y)

yeah. I'm betting 'not'.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (o2MD2)

340 Share the misery is what socialism is all about.
Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (L8ADy)

Why did I read that in Linus' voice.

Sure Rick, I can tell you what socialism's all about... lights please?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (oQ94s)

341 "Trump has no excuse for not packing his things when so many are in town to help him.
Posted by: Hatian at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (YoG7Q)"

There is also no reason not to necklace our enemies like you.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (VpIIl)

342 f any of the horde are in DC now, live updates are appreciated
Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (nUhF0)


I think creeper is there and was posting a bit earlier.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (Zz0t1)

343 A guy I know was in China consulting 30/40 years ago...thousands of
Chinese moving earth w/picks, shovels, wheelbarrows and baskets. They
didn't earth-moving equip.


I lived in India 30 years ago - it was the same. And for good reason: all those masses of people needed to work to survive. A backhoe would take the livelihood of 20 men. Even a wheelbarrow was an advance on women with baskets on their heads, carrying bricks or dirt or rubble.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (YEKLS)

344 As has been noted, the least of his powers is that anyone inside his Empire who displeases him immediately "disappears".
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM (V2Yro)

Even Jack Ma, one of the richest men in China. Nobody's heard of him in over a month, and his name is being erased from organizations he was part of.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (BWt56)

345 27 s/son/sun/
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (qc+VF)

Cf Lt Uhura at the end of "Bread and Circuses".

Posted by: Fox2! at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (qyH+l)

346 Here's another sweep of the crowds outside the barricades.

Who are you going to pay attention to-- the many who pay taxes and are non-violent, or the few who burn, loot and murder? Pretty sure no matter how many millions descend on DC, it is useless, since the Uniparty does not care about us, since we are not a threat.

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (ZCiJZ)

347
Why do you hate the Constitution and cheer on a coup?
Posted by: Hatian at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (YoG7Q)


I don't and the coup is against the sitting president.

You still haven't answered my question?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)

348 Here's another sweep of the crowds outside the barricades:

https://bit.ly/35gUcun
Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 10:47 AM (KfC1e)


There must be dozens!

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (L8ADy)

349 And on the other side (CA) you have the Mojave desert and the big cactus don't live there either.
Totally weird to cross the Colorado River into AZ and start seeing saguaros immediately. We taught our kids were were only 2 hours from home when they started seeing saguaros.
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 06, 2021 10:06 AM (gtatv)

There seems to be a narrow zone where Joshua Trees and Saguaros co-exist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (mzC78)

350 Which is why I keep saying the dems no longer need illegals. Not when they can dial up a Dominion Voting Machine. All those new mouths to feed take away from the available $$$ grift.
Posted by: rickb223
....

They have never needed illegals.

All they had to do was figure out how to generate votes from the registered people who never bothered to vote, or had moved or died.

The pandemic has given them the opportunity to instigate these mail-in schemes with absolutely no checks and balances.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (CjFDo)

351 This guy drove 17 hrs from Iowa with 9 kids!

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (+y8uL)

352
Great, now the SJWs are going to cancel tea.



Good!

Posted by: DAK at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (PtOP4)

353 Highly leveraged strong cash flow companies, particularly those that produce commodities, will tend to do well in a high inflation environment for their shareholders.
Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06,

Yes, precious metals are smokin' hot now.

Posted by: clutch at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (9UmRs)

354 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

355 Even Jack Ma, one of the richest men in China. Nobody's heard of him in over a month, and his name is being erased from organizations he was part of.
Posted by: Cato


One would hope that that would open a lot of eyes.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (r1DzX)

356 Markets are already in a bubble ... it could end at any time, should have already ended, but prices are kept low, they can't fabricate enough inflation in general prices (they seek 3%, have under 2%?, can't just print it). Commodities still look good, but "currency collapse" could happen in different ways. --- Better to hedge bets, but those that trusted BigGov to make DOW go ever higher have been winners.
Posted by: illiniwek at January 06, 2021 10:46 AM (Cus5s)

We have been talking for years about how the Markets have become disconnected from the real economy, and now I believe the break is complete. Market prices are simply going to be a reflection of how much free cash is being pumped into the system from the Fed; as interest rates are kept artificially low to preserve the appearance of normalcy, this money will have to flow into other assets, such as equites and real property. (and other more volatile schemes always emerge at times like this)

Different stocks will go up and down because the traders make a lot of money from volatility. No one cares what the price is, as long as it moves a lot.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (V2Yro)

357 349 27 s/son/sun/

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 09:35 AM (qc+VF)



Cf Lt Uhura at the end of "Bread and Circuses".

she was going the other way, though: s/sun/son/

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (v3pYe)

358
There must be dozens!
Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (L8ADy)


15 people showed up at the Trump MAGA rally in DC today......

- CNN

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

359 Thanks, dantesed, AOP, and Sponge again.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (6xk3i)

360 This guy drove 17 hrs from Iowa with 9 kids!
Posted by: f'd



I'll take "What is a masochist" for $800, Alex.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (r1DzX)

361 Trump is advocating for a coup.


I wish. Where are the proscription lists?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (yQpMk)

362 Yes you do and Trump is advocating for a coup.
Posted by: Hatian at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (YoG7Q)


You know you're wrong and STILL haven't answered my question.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (Zz0t1)

363 Who are you going to pay attention to-- the many who pay taxes and are non-violent, or the few who burn, loot and murder? Pretty sure no matter how many millions descend on DC, it is useless, since the Uniparty does not care about us, since we are not a threat.

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (ZCiJZ)

Just wait until the jobs are gone and there's no more income to pay taxes from.

They might suddenly want to start listening, but by the time they do, the torches and pitchforks will already be out.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (BWt56)

364 There's an idea. Maybe we should have regular posts about how to reduce taxes through government programs. Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (Zm+LZ)

I'm in....You know the Donks are are going to tax us through the roof. In addition to the solar stuff (I have almost 11 grand in credits already) I did the following.
Started a farm business.....Tax write off for 2 years. Helps with self sufficiency, even sunk a well for irrigation (also a write off). As a bonus, its a essential biz so no dumbass politician can shut you down.
Bought a rental property.....can depreciate it and almost any home improvement project can be written off.
So I am running 3 biz, 1 Corp, 1 LLC (for the rental property) and 1 sole proprietor - At least one of them will break even or lose money every year.
If you have a biz start a profit sharing 401K. You can duck social security and medicare tax on the profit sharing portion.
The IRS -Fuckerberg em like a Zuckerberg

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (cCxiu)

365 Crap the stream dropped.

Posted by: f'd at January 06, 2021 10:53 AM (+y8uL)

366 Uniparty does not care about us, since we are not a threat.

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (ZCiJZ)


I'd sure like to imagine a crowd like that showing up and going into the capitol building to drag out those traitors. Hopefully, something like that might just be rattling around in their empty skulls when they see a sea of people.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (L8ADy)

367 the Dems do not need illegals
but the Dems subordinate themselves to the Globalist Socialists and it's the Glozis who demand open borders

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (nUhF0)

368 Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (cCxiu)

Teach me your ways, sensei.

I should have been a business major instead of Pol Sci.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (d1uFV)

369 Hes either gonna do his duty or hes not.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 06, 2021 10:36 AM (5XK0y)



yeah. I'm betting 'not'.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 10:48 AM (o2MD2)


I don't even feel up to blaming Pence by this point. The whole system is exhausted, there's just nothing to draw on anymore. Remember the Star Trek TNG episode where Data built a daughter named Lal? She eventually breaks down because she can't synthesize human feeling with her android nature. Data tries and tries to repair her, reattaching circuits and rebuilding pathways, but every time he fixes one thing, something else collapses. Eventually he has to accept reality; she's reached the end of her existence. We're at that point now; the human material necessary to a functioning society has rotten out. Trying to build anything good and lasting with this stuff is doomed.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (YEKLS)

370 One would hope that that would open a lot of eyes.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:51 AM (r1DzX)

Really? Who in China is dumb enough to miss that message? It's like how Stalin would execute one of his top advisors every few months, even though he knew they were innocent of what they were accused of. It's a fantastic tool to keep everyone around the throne in a state of constant terror, and always informing on each other. Xi is doing this now.

Executing peons is boring. Getting rid of one of the most powerful and wealthy men in the country, and doing it in front of everyone - now THAT is Real Power.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (V2Yro)

371 307 Happy Birthday to me, by the way.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 06, 2021 09:46 AM (6xk3i)

And a very happy birthday to you, Chique!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2021 10:42 AM (mzC7

Happy Birthday, Chique! Finally turned 29 like the rest of us, eh?

Posted by: Dr. Prothonotary Warbler, GED at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (H3MF8)

372 I lived in India 30 years ago - it was the same. And for good reason: all those masses of people needed to work to survive. A backhoe would take the livelihood of 20 men. Even a wheelbarrow was an advance on women with baskets on their heads, carrying bricks or dirt or rubble.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 06, 2021 10:49 AM (YEKLS)

To paraphrase Milton Friedman, then why not use a 6 oz cup to carry the dirt?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 06, 2021 10:55 AM (2DOZq)

373 Has y5 gone undercover for a while to play troll?

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 10:55 AM (8eSmR)

374 Please ignore the trolls.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2021 10:44 AM


Can we at least point out that Hatian has no home here?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 06, 2021 10:55 AM (ejd/p)

375 They have never needed illegals.

All they had to do was figure out how to generate votes from the registered people who never bothered to vote, or had moved or died.

The pandemic has given them the opportunity to instigate these mail-in schemes with absolutely no checks and balances.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM (CjFDo)

Yep, people think black people just love love love them the Democrat Party! That they adore the likes of Joe Biden, or even the Mocha Jesus.

It is apparent the ones who actually DO vote care, and are intent on maintaining their iron grip on their neighborhoods and districts, exactly like mob bosses.

But the actual black eligible voters? I'm reasonably sure they just stay home, say "none of the above," and their votes are then just dutifully cast for the Democrats. It's been this way for a long time, and mail-in voting just made it infinitely easier.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 06, 2021 10:55 AM (oQ94s)

376
You have not answered mine as why you hate the Constitution and prefer coup over respecting election results.
Posted by: Hatian at January 06, 2021 10:53 AM (YoG7Q)


You're lying and you know it. You calling what Trump is doing a coup shows you are the one that hates The Constitution, the single most incredible document on the face of the Earth, behind only The Bible.

I guess I don't need you to answer it, now.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

377 "major part of the Billionaire plan is to cull the population.
Substantially reduce the number of humans on the planet, so climate
disaster is a feature, not a bug." burt

they don't believe in climate disaster, it is just one path for them to collect. If they want to cull the masses, Gates has a better plan ... freely vaccinate and make people sterile. Didn't he try that in Africa, or India? -- Or maybe have all Islam fight each other, India fight China ... hurray, the West emerges unscathed? ha ... no, "The Liberty Minded West" seems to be one of "their" main targets.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 06, 2021 10:56 AM (Cus5s)

378 I wish. Where are the proscription lists?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (yQpMk)

Well I have mine.
If there was an official Outlaw list, that would be better. There are some hands that need nailing to the Senate door.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:56 AM (d1uFV)

379 See?

Posted by: Augusto Pinochet at January 06, 2021 10:56 AM (EILju)

380 I seem to remember a push for the barter economy, back in the 70s. We need to start thinking that way again, as well as black markets. Economic activity can't be completely controlled.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 06, 2021 10:56 AM (YynYJ)

381 If there's a group of people who are totes reliable when it comes to good government, its Haitians. Who doesn't look on Haiti with admiration? Only people with functioning eyeballs. TL;DR version: Haiti sucks, and people who self-identify with it online suck by choice.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 06, 2021 10:56 AM (H5knJ)

382 Can we at least point out that Hatian has no home here?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 06, 2021 10:55 AM (ejd/p)

and probably has a small, Chinese penis.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:57 AM (d1uFV)

383 One would hope that that would open a lot of eyes.
Posted by: rickb223

Really? Who in China is dumb enough to miss that message?

Posted by: Tom Servo


Here. Not in China. Hell, they know true power.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 10:57 AM (r1DzX)

384 There can't be a coup because the SCOTUS disbanded the union when they decided states were not equal and had no standing against each other.

Posted by: Undercover Brother at January 06, 2021 10:57 AM (1+b9Z)

385
and probably has a small, Chinese penis.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:57 AM (d1uFV)


Well, that's ONE way to avoid a gag reflex.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:57 AM (Zz0t1)

386 Smith & Wesson S&W M&P15-22 PSTL 22LR 8" 25RD SBA3

$444

https://bit.ly/35iolJM

Posted by: bonhomme at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM (i0wNm)

387 Oh and happy birthday, Chique

I'm'a gonna change computers. BRB

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM (d1uFV)

388 Looks like we have a Haitian intellectual in our midst. Everyone knows Haiti is a socialist paradise, second only to North Korea.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM (o2MD2)

389 I'm'a gonna change computers. BRB
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, shotguns solve problems at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM (d1uFV)


Braggart.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM (Zz0t1)

390 Nearly 400 comments and I bet Sponge is still soaking up his First like...well...himself!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM (axyOa)

391 the Dems do not need illegals
but the Dems subordinate themselves to the Globalist Socialists and it's the Glozis who demand open borders
Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (nUhF0)

Killing the white majority seems to be a thing.

And then Republicans came along and saw dollar signs in all the eyes of those brown skinned folks. Committed suicide, politically. But they have been doing that for decades, so those of us wondering why they would be all open-border curious, well, in this case I think stupid greedy idiots is about the only explanation.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 06, 2021 10:59 AM (oQ94s)

392 Nearly 400 comments and I bet Sponge is still soaking up his First like...well...himself!
Posted by: Diogenes at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM (axyOa)


Every. Single. Time.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 10:59 AM (Zz0t1)

393 324 No, they don't but they do need them to help turn the nation into a third world shithole. They're then free to leave the blue states and cities and come to infest your town. Share the misery is what socialism is all about.
Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 10:45 AM (L8ADy)

And for a Tower of Babel effect where people cannot communicate due to language barriers.

Posted by: Allie at January 06, 2021 10:59 AM (vmRc0)

394 Happiest of birthdays to you, chique!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz, Trump Won at January 06, 2021 10:59 AM (a4EWo)

395 Happy Birthday Chique.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 06, 2021 10:59 AM (axyOa)

396 I saw Glozis Who Demand Open Borders open for GWAR at Lalapalooza in '97.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (Zz0t1)

397 I found this on Distro Watch the other day:

https://pop.system76.com/

It's a Ubuntu based linux. The interesting is that it gives you the option to encrypt your hard drive when you install it. Might be useful for some. I haven't had a chance to play around with it yet.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (JKNZq)

398 Looks like we have a Haitian intellectual in our midst. Everyone knows Haiti is a socialist paradise, second only to North Korea.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 06, 2021 10:58 AM


Considering that he misspelled Haitian, I doubt it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (ejd/p)

399
Just wait until the jobs are gone and there's no more income to pay taxes from.

They might suddenly want to start listening, but by the time they do, the torches and pitchforks will already be out.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 10:52 AM (BWt56)

but that's what changed this year, that is why I feel hyperinflationary times are now guaranteed. We set the precedent last March and April; taxes no longer matter, revenue no longer matters. Whenever the government runs out of money, they'll just have the Fed cut another $2 trillion check. NYC won't run out of cash now, because Pelosi and Schumer will give Deh Blahzio $100 billion free and clear, when he asks for it. Same goes for California. And they aren't going to tax anybody, that would be unpopular, they're just going to snap their fingers and have it show up out of thin air. Who's going to stop them, Mitt Romney?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (V2Yro)

400 National Guard out in DC.

Doesn't look like many, not armed, mostly driving vans to block intersections off.

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2021 11:01 AM (rJEUr)

401 >>> 381 If there's a group of people who are totes reliable when it comes to good government, its Haitians. Who doesn't look on Haiti with admiration? Only people with functioning eyeballs. TL;DR version: Haiti sucks, and people who self-identify with it online suck by choice.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 06, 2021 10:56 AM (H5knJ)


Ah like Haiti alot, heh heh, vary profitable, heh heh

Posted by: BJ Clinton with the bulbus red nose at January 06, 2021 11:01 AM (l6b3d)

402 There can't be a coup because the SCOTUS disbanded the union when they decided states were not equal and had no standing against each other.
Posted by: Undercover Brother at January 06, 2021 10:57 AM (1+b9Z)

Agree. The Constitution was the sole legal point of connection between the states. Refusing to adjudicate interstate disputes was a refusal to conduct the court's constitutional duty. No other part of the document is any more relevant than the part it unilaterally nullified.

In refusing its duty, the court shredded the Constitution, and thus its own legitimacy and that of the US government built upon it.

The USA now exists in name only.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 11:01 AM (BWt56)

403 What are they going to say when there's not a covid spike in #TwoWeeks?

In two weeks? Man, that's going to be the least of their worries.

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (UMXod)

404 Who's going to stop them, Mitt Romney?
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (V2Yro)


HEEEERRRR I come to save the DAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

- Pierre Delecto

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (Zz0t1)

405 My uncle, who was a very smart man, fully believed that the country was doomed as soon as the civil rights act was passed.

I never got to ask him why.

Posted by: MJ at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (gAMkn)

406 YoG7Q

Dumb troll spotted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (mzC78)

407 Where can the rally in DC be watched?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (VP4Cd)

408 Happy birthday, chique!

I've been avoiding the news but yesterday, the announcement was made that no cops would be charged in the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. The cops held a 2 hour presser thoroughly going over the investigation. The 5 o'clock local news spent more time focusing on the "activists" and Blake's scummy family, who of course are screaming that the decision not to prosecute proves what a racist country this is. The facts of the case mean nothing to the media or the SJWs but that is a given.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (HabA/)

409 Can we at least point out that Hatian has no home here?

(* spit take *). Touche', sir.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 06, 2021 11:03 AM (qc+VF)

410 And they aren't going to tax anybody, that would be unpopular, they're just going to snap their fingers and have it show up out of thin air. Who's going to stop them, Mitt Romney?
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (V2Yro)

When all men are paid for existing, and none must pay for his sins, something something...

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at January 06, 2021 11:03 AM (BWt56)

411 if Trump was mounting a coup this shit would have been done, over with, finito, weeks ago.

fvck all the insipid imbecilic trolls who know fvck nothing

Posted by: kallisto at January 06, 2021 11:04 AM (DJFLF)

412 Where can the rally in DC be watched?

rsbnetwork.com

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:04 AM (UMXod)

413 Where can the rally in DC be watched?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (VP4Cd)

On tv or the internet.

Posted by: LOL at January 06, 2021 11:04 AM (BOZsl)

414 And for a Tower of Babel effect where people cannot communicate due to language barriers.
Posted by: Allie at January 06, 2021 10:59 AM (vmRc0)


Funny you should mention that. I don't think a lot of people here (thankfully) know what it's like to actually be surprised to hear somebody speaking English in a Market or store. I'm sick of billboards I can't read, and commercials I don't understand. And many of those are CA state sponsored. I grew up around Hispanics in CA, but they used to have to learn the language - and those entering legally wanted to. Now? No reason at all. Even the schools teach in Spanish, it's we who need to change.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:04 AM (L8ADy)

415 405 My uncle, who was a very smart man, fully believed that the country was doomed as soon as the civil rights act was passed.

I never got to ask him why.
Posted by: MJ at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (gAMkn)

He was right, and it was because in the Name of Morality, it did away with freedom of speech and freedom of association. Once we gave the Government those powers, the death of the entire Bill of Rights, and the death of the Constitution itself, was only a matter of time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:04 AM (V2Yro)

416 Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 10:47 AM (KfC1e)

Looks like a big crowd!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2021 11:05 AM (VP4Cd)

417 Where can the rally in DC be watched?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2021 11:02 AM (VP4Cd)

RSB is covering it, and Newsmax is in and out of coverage depending who is speaking.

Posted by: spypeach at January 06, 2021 11:05 AM (Up/Jb)

418 The Fascist Oligarchy Mashup we now have governing us is primarily interested in - itself, actually. Which means big cities, and the coastal areas. This has been known, and amply shown. Provincials are only of a utilitarian interest, we have function usage.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 11:05 AM (bCLt0)

419 Here's a link to RSB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrGJfQzUrnY

Posted by: spypeach at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (Up/Jb)

420 Agree. The Constitution was the sole legal point of connection between the states. Refusing to adjudicate interstate disputes was a refusal to conduct the court's constitutional duty. No other part of the document is any more relevant than the part it unilaterally nullified.

In refusing its duty, the court shredded the Constitution, and thus its own legitimacy and that of the US government built upon it.

The USA now exists in name only.
Posted by: Cato



I keep saying it, and I know people roll their eyes, but the only legitimate way left to solve differences between states is war.

THAT'S what the SC's only job was. To adjudicate differences between the states to keep them from going to war with each other. Remove that, and what's left?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (r1DzX)

421 387 I'm'a gonna change computers. BRB
if you turn them inside out, they last twice as long

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (v3pYe)

422 National Guard out in DC.

Doesn't look like many, not armed, mostly driving vans to block intersections off.
Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2021 11:01 AM (rJEUr)


They'll be busy with antifa, and CNN will be blaming Trump supporters for the black bloc burnings, shootings and stabbings.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (L8ADy)

423 Looks like a big crowd!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


And those are the people outside who haven't gotten in! See how there's traffic lights in the middle of the crowd?

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (Gjku9)

424
Agree. The Constitution was the sole legal point of connection between the states. Refusing to adjudicate interstate disputes was a refusal to conduct the court's constitutional duty. No other part of the document is any more relevant than the part it unilaterally nullified.

In refusing its duty, the court shredded the Constitution, and thus its own legitimacy and that of the US government built upon it.

--

I have to admit that I never 240 odd years would've seen that coming. I always figured it would have to happen some other way.

It was almost an afterthought, though. No big deal at all, just "no standing" and *poof*

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Four one hundreths of one percent of the population is in the hospital with COVIDs at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (Kt1w/)

425 379 See?

Posted by: Augusto Pinochet at January 06, 2021 10:56 AM (EILju)

-----

Raise. Or at least rise, please ...

Posted by: ShainS at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (5DSak)

426 Whoops, they switched shots.

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:07 AM (UMXod)

427 Rally Live:

https://youtu.be/HrGJfQzUrnY

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:07 AM (L8ADy)

428 Global IQ is peaking sometime around today or at most a few years back.
See Flynn effect(personally I think this calls into question the
effectiveness of the metric but if you're going to use IQ). When exactly
do you think the Industrial Revolution occurred?

the Flynn Effect correlates to the effects of culture and the more stimulating environment we live in, e.g. being better at spatial reasoning due to using electronic devices from an early age -- it does not measure biological intelligence. Innate biological intelligence that offsets the Flynn effect shows a peak over 100 years ago. the Industrial Revolution was the turning point where the more educated started having smaller families

or so some studies say, as you point out IQ is a lot of grey areas so who knows

Posted by: brak at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (cG+eD)

429 I'm sure I'll get past being depressed about this at some point, but the death of this Nation, and everything about it that I ever believed in, deserves an appropriate period of mourning.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (V2Yro)

430 Spot on, Cato.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (SScvq)

431 And last night, the Marquette Basketball team decided to honor sex criminal Jacob Blake by wearing black unis at a home game. I was delighted to see that UConn came back from a 18 point deficient to beat MU's posturing, ignorant asses into the ground. Can't blame stupid college players that much when the WI governor himself comes out with a statement that evidence be damned, the cops are guilty!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (HabA/)

432 Looks like a big crowd!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

And those are the people outside who haven't gotten in! See how there's traffic lights in the middle of the crowd?
Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (Gjku9)


As well as the many barricades to help the crowd look even smaller.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (L8ADy)

433 CSPAN has it called the Rally Opposing Presidential Elections Results.

Posted by: American at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (dqmKq)

434 For those in Ohio, I just received a letter from Rep. Troy Balderson, who has said he does not believe in overturning the electoral college votes. If there were irregularities, they were addressed in court and thrown out. Plus, they did would not have changed the result of the election. But he is committed to seeing that fraud in the future is looked at.


Guess who is not voting for Troy Balderson?

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (ZCiJZ)

435 I chose a God awful time to stop drinking.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (SScvq)

436 CSPAN has it called the Rally Opposing Presidential Elections Results.
Posted by: American at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (dqmKq)


They misspelled fraud.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 11:10 AM (Zz0t1)

437 I didn't use a condom, but what the hell, I'll never be in Haiti again

Posted by: Bad Idea Jeans at January 06, 2021 11:10 AM (Izzlo)

438 I chose a God awful time to stop drinking.
Posted by: Eli Cash at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (SScvq)


Talk to us when you get to the airplane glue.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:10 AM (L8ADy)

439 I chose a God awful time to stop drinking.
Posted by: Eli Cash at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (SScvq)


Nobody likes a quitter.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 11:10 AM (Zz0t1)

440 Teach me your ways, sensei.
I should have been a business major instead of Pol Sci.Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (d1uFV)

Protest your property Taxes EVERY TIME they go up.Do it in person where they have to look you in the eye. Do it in person where they have to look you in the eye.I got my assessment reduced 15% this year. Had a 40 page powerpoint at the hearing. The tax guys said it was one of the best presentations they have ever seen.

Claim every exemption....Homestead exemption for property tax, senior citizen exemption for Property tax (that one freezes school taxes in TX- the Drunken Dancing Teachers of Tic Toc hate that one).


Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 11:10 AM (cCxiu)

441 353 Yes, precious metals are smokin' hot now.
ah. finally, the explanation for the recent resurgence of "ove glove" commercials on the television box.

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 06, 2021 11:10 AM (v3pYe)

442 Has anyone listened to the vocal recording on Twitter telling about how they now have proof Obama and an Italian liberal bunch set up election fraud?

Posted by: AnnaS at January 06, 2021 11:11 AM (l4l/z)

443 433 CSPAN has it called the Rally Opposing Presidential Elections Results.
Posted by: American at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (dqmKq)

We're suing

Posted by: The Estate of Norman Fell at January 06, 2021 11:11 AM (Izzlo)

444 what losing Georgia really means https://tinyurl.com/yxg4msxu

Posted by: jeff at January 06, 2021 11:11 AM (J2JqR)

445 405....

Your uncle was a brilliant man.

Posted by: PacosMojo at January 06, 2021 11:11 AM (Hd73Y)

446
376
You have not answered mine as why you hate the Constitution and prefer coup over respecting election results.
Posted by: Hatian at January 06, 2021 10:53 AM (YoG7Q)



Says it right here in the Declaration of Independence.

Posted by: Ramen Noodle Guy at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (PtOP4)

447 or so some studies say, as you point out IQ is a lot of grey areas so who knows
Posted by: brak at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (cG+eD)

I was at a store a couple days ago, I was paying cash, the bill was $15.90, I gave him a $20 and a $1 because I wanted a $5 back, not a bunch of ones in my wallet. He looked confused, and then he handed me two $10's as change, and he tried to explain why that was right. I know I should have just taken it, but it was just too stupid for me not to point it out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (V2Yro)

448 CSPAN has it called the Rally Opposing Presidential Elections Results.

Did they really? I'm proposing Rally Opposing Presidential Election Shenanigans

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (lIIT7)

449 All right, I'm back. Did I miss anything? Someone give the troll a Hatian necktie?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (ifmtJ)

450 Why didn't they just taze him?

https://youtu.be/X2xbLV_NSbk

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (L8ADy)

451 429 I'm sure I'll get past being depressed about this at some point, but the death of this Nation, and everything about it that I ever believed in, deserves an appropriate period of mourning.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (V2Yro)

I get that, Tom. I went through that in November.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (bCLt0)

452 Chris Plante yesterday had a guy on who was an elector for South Carolina's EC in the 2016 and 2020 elections. The guy said in 2016 he was constantly getting calls from people demanding he change his vote, and even had someone offering to cover his legal costs for violating SC law (by changing his vote). In 2020? Crickets. Shocking, yes I know.

Posted by: Mainah at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (B+qrE)

453 If Chique is still around here's a birthday blessing for her:

God of all creation,
we offer you grateful prayers for the gift of life.
Hear the prayers for "Chique", your servant, by those who know her-either over the internet or in person-as today she celebrates her birthday and rejoices in your gifts of life and love, family and friends and her faith. Bless her with your presence and surround her with your love, that she may enjoy many happy years, all of them pleasing to you. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2021 11:13 AM (VP4Cd)

454 Has anyone listened to the vocal recording on Twitter telling about how
they now have proof Obama and an Italian liberal bunch set up election
fraud?

I listened to the beginning of it. But honestly, what does it matter? Our Reps won't listen or do anything about it. I got a letter from my R Senator and R Rep in Ohio and both said "sorry, the Electoral College is God, we can't do anything."

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:13 AM (ZCiJZ)

455 Did they really? I'm proposing Rally Opposing Presidential Election Shenanigans
Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (lIIT7)

Nice

Posted by: Doctor Elect vmom - pray for Trump and his supporters at January 06, 2021 11:13 AM (nUhF0)

456 >>> but that's what changed this year, that is why I feel hyperinflationary times are now guaranteed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (V2Yro)

I think the left will start becoming China's military presence going to or abandoning areas as China wills. In return I think China has promised to start buying US assets, pumping up debt, and welcoming companies in for business. This will look as if it has offset financial problems entirely. However, none of these things from China will last. But our oligarchs are only worried about the short term.

Also, I think there have been some threats of China style assassinations of US (not China) oligarchs and their families.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 06, 2021 11:13 AM (l6b3d)

457 Why didn't they just taze him?

https://youtu.be/X2xbLV_NSbk
Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (L8ADy)


OMG. That's amazing!

I've never seen anything like that. The taser had to have failed, right?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 11:13 AM (Zz0t1)

458 Can someone square for me the Constitutions description of the duty of the judiciary to adjudicate squabbles between states and the 11th amendment stating the judiciary is not to adjudicate suits between states?

Posted by: Jen the original at January 06, 2021 11:14 AM (RWKgj)

459 I chose a God awful time to stop drinking.
Posted by: Eli Cash


Was it "when Joe Biden is President"? Prost!

Posted by: t-bird at January 06, 2021 11:14 AM (/2aWP)

460
I listened to the beginning of it. But honestly, what does it matter? Our Reps won't listen or do anything about it. I got a letter from my R Senator and R Rep in Ohio and both said "sorry, the Electoral College is God, we can't do anything."
Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:13 AM (ZCiJZ)
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It's all over but the shooting.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 06, 2021 11:14 AM (WEBkv)

461 if you turn them inside out, they last twice as long
Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 06, 2021 11:06 AM (v3pYe)

No that's underwear.

BTW, Ex Officio underwear is great

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (ifmtJ)

462 337 What are they going to say when there's not a covid spike in #TwoWeeks?
won't matter. covid will become unnecessary once the electoral votes are counted for biden.

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (v3pYe)

463 ...He looked confused, and then he handed me two $10's as change, and he tried to explain why that was right. I know I should have just taken it, but it was just too stupid for me not to point it out.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:12 AM (V2Yro)


I wish I could say this was rare. But they count on that damned machine for everything, and if you fool them at the last second, they're toast.

I think it might have been 4 years ago, but I had a kid actually count change back to me from a $20. I was shocked. And, told them how awesome they were. Sadly, I was probably one of the only people that ever noticed.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (L8ADy)

464 Also, I think there have been some threats of China style assassinations of US (not China) oligarchs and their families.
Posted by: banana Dream at January 06, 2021 11:13 AM (l6b3d)

if our side had any organization, we'd be the source of those, not China. Power only respects power.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (V2Yro)

465 It's all over but the shooting.

There will be no shooting on our side. People have too much to loose. They have the mentally ill. We have people with jobs, houses and kids. We're screwed.

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (ZCiJZ)

466 NOOD!

Gorilla.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)

467 Teach me your ways, sensei.

I should have been a business major instead of Pol Sci.Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at January 06, 2021 10:54 AM (d1uFV)

I bought the property next door as a rental property. Added the land to my homestead which freezes the taxes. Im trying to get to 4 acres, the minimum for AG exemption on the land.(I have 3+ now so I'm close) Pecan tree farm is the easiest to get. Plant the seedlings in the density required, put a little pipe around them, document it. Wait 5 years. They don't even have to live. They can all die, doesn't matter.
The tax code is your friend- Learn it, Live it, Love it. Fuckerberg em like a Zuckerberg

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (cCxiu)

468
Yes, precious metals are smokin' hot now.

Posted by: clutch at January 06, 2021 10:50 AM


not just the precious ones...hot rolled steel was $693 / ton on 04NOV20

this morning, it was $1,009 / ton

the mills are hedging against the coming wave of regulations

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 06, 2021 11:16 AM (DUIap)

469 Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen

Posted by: Fox2! at January 06, 2021 11:16 AM (qyH+l)

470 But he is committed to seeing that fraud in the future is looked at.
Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (ZCiJZ)


Golly, that sounds familiar.

Posted by: AF at January 06, 2021 11:17 AM (7TIB9)

471 NOOD Gorilla pundit

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL at January 06, 2021 11:17 AM (L8ADy)

472 covid will become unnecessary once the electoral votes are counted for biden.

Respectfully disagree. COVID is part of a global plan, and is going on worldwide. It has nothing to do with US politics. Plus... they like the control of picking winners and losers. And creating dependence on the government.
All part of The Great Reset; John Kerry has stated we're all in and we're going to accelerate it. "You will own nothing and be happy."

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:17 AM (ZCiJZ)

473 458 Can someone square for me the Constitutions description of the duty of the judiciary to adjudicate squabbles between states and the 11th amendment stating the judiciary is not to adjudicate suits between states?
Posted by: Jen the original at January 06, 2021 11:14 AM (RWKgj)

the Classic: "Fuck You!!!" they explained.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:17 AM (V2Yro)

474 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 06, 2021 11:17 AM (yvr3o)

475 China will now fully control the economy. Hyperinflation will only occur if it is in their interests for it to occur. If/when they view us as an extension of themselves, it won't. We will just be managed.

Posted by: tubal at January 06, 2021 11:17 AM (bCLt0)

476 There will be no shooting on our side. People have too much to loose. They have the mentally ill. We have people with jobs, houses and kids. We're screwed.
Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:15 AM (ZCiJZ)
---------------

I think it's unavoidable, at this point.

We already have informants, known as "Karen" in every neighborhood. At some point, a Karen will denounce the wrong person and the ball will be opened.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at January 06, 2021 11:18 AM (WEBkv)

477 I think it might have been 4 years ago, but I had a kid actually count change back to me from a $20. I was shocked. And, told them how awesome they were. Sadly, I was probably one of the only people that ever noticed.
Posted by: clutch cargo now with 43% more FUCKITOL

We've got an autist bagging groceries at our grocery. Gal will tell you the amount due, you hand her bills, and he'll say the change due out loud. Can't help himself.

Posted by: MarkY at January 06, 2021 11:18 AM (i022r)

478 the Flynn Effect correlates to the effects of culture and the more stimulating environment we live in, e.g. being better at spatial reasoning due to using electronic devices from an early age -- it does not measure biological intelligence. Innate biological intelligence that offsets the Flynn effect shows a peak over 100 years ago. the Industrial Revolution was the turning point where the more educated started having smaller families

or so some studies say, as you point out IQ is a lot of grey areas so who knows
Posted by: brak at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (cG+eD)

Even if that component were possible to isolate(which I don't think it really is) a person with 'equal' paper IQ(which should translate into a higher equivalent score) today ought to come across as more intelligent than a person of a century+ ago even if the difference was created by environmental factors. As Tom Servo noted it seems quite apparent that modern people aren't smarter or better educated than people were 100 or even 200 years ago.

I would tend to point to maturity as a key cause. Exposure to more complicated subjects and tasks at a young age leads to more developed adults.

Posted by: Warlord Someguy - General Who Pacifies The East and West at January 06, 2021 11:19 AM (Zm+LZ)

479 I'm just a little tired of hearing about securing "future" elections. Why do people still believe? Do they actually clean up the voter rolls in between elections? No. At least not in Wi, where the usual gambit is to wait until after primaries are held to bring it up as a wedge issue, wait for the court decision that says there's not enough time before the general to do so, and so the issue remains for the next cycle.

Just like guns. Just like abortion. Just like any of the issues that could be resolved for good or ill, but resolved nonetheless. They are not because they are the issues that make the electorate think politicians are necessary and important. We need them to make sure the "other guys" don't win, and by golly the stalemate they've managed to win for us proves how valuable they are. So the issues never, ever, ever get solved. It's by design.

You wonder why both parties look at their voters with contempt? Well, at least one party throws their dogs a bone once in a while.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2021 11:22 AM (z79tQ)

480 Who's going to stop them, Mitt Romney?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 06, 2021 11:00 AM (V2Yro)

_____

For a few Yuan more, I can pretend to be severely against it. Talk to middle-man Mitch ...

Posted by: "Lucky Pierre" Delecto, Senator (Utah - CCP) at January 06, 2021 11:22 AM (5DSak)

481 For those in Ohio, I just received a letter from Rep. Troy Balderson, who has said he does not believe in overturning the electoral college votes. If there were irregularities, they were addressed in court and thrown out. Plus, they did would not have changed the result of the election. But he is committed to seeing that fraud in the future is looked at.


Guess who is not voting for Troy Balderson?
Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at January 06, 2021 11:08 AM (ZCiJZ)
**********
The future? The future?
Primary this idiot.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 06, 2021 12:41 PM (NpAcC)

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