Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (3/24/21) Minimalist Early Edition

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"Our community deserves an equitable policing system, and this helps get us one step closer to achieving that goal. I look forward to this task force getting up and running in the near future and reviewing their findings and recommendations later this year." Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis


Quote II
'The fact we're investigating 40 assaults on officers and a member of the media as the result of one incident shows the scale of wanton disorder which took place that night,'Chief Superintendent Carolyn Belafonte


Quote III

"This Bacon has absolutely zero beef with Governor Ricketts's meat proclamation. Colorado going meatless is full of baloney." Nebraska State Rep. Don Bacon (R)

Quote IV

As for being a Christian, it is, if not a majority belief certainly a widespread one worldwide. It is still a majority in America. How can something most people believe make you an extremist? I don’t know. Ask them. Sarah Hoyt

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A couple of questions, if the Resident of The White House and his c*cks*cking VP have been vaccinated against the Chinese Kung Flu why do they still wear masks? And secondly, Just who is in charge of Uncle Joe's medication. Looks like he missed a dose.


Speaking of vaccinations..........It means I am a vaccinated person trapped inside an unvaccinated body.

A COVID Conversation I'd Like To Have...
Karen: Have you gotten your COVID shot yet?

Me: No, but I identify as a vaccinated person.

Karen: What does that mean?

Me: It means I am a vaccinated person trapped inside an unvaccinated body.

Karen: That doesn't make sense!

Me: Don't you deny my truth! That's oppression! This space is supposed to be free of vaccine-ism.

Karen: But that's crazy...There's no such thing as vaccine-ism.

Me: Yes there is. That attitude of yours is a manifestation of Vaccine Supremacy, in fact.

Karen: What do you mean?

Me: Please stop calling me "You". Please use my preferred pronoun.

Karen: What's that?

Me: I prefer to be called "Vaccinaro" or "Vaccinari". Unless I'm also identifying as female that day, in which case the acceptable pronouns are "Vaccinara" and "Vaccinaria". You are also required, because "safety" and "diversity", to suspend your version of objective reality to accept my subjective version. Otherwise, you're my enemy.


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This looks like fun. I probably would have put a paddle or two in the canoe........


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Facebook was and always will be garbage.

Facebook’s bullying and harassment policy explicitly allows for “public figures” to be targeted in ways otherwise banned on the site, including “calls for [their] death”, according to a tranche of internal moderator guidelines leaked to the Guardian.

Public figures are defined by Facebook to include people whose claim to fame may be simply a large social media following or infrequent coverage in local newspapers.

They are considered to be permissible targets for certain types of abuse “because we want to allow discussion, which often includes critical commentary of people who are featured in the news”, Facebook explains to its moderators.

It comes as social networks face renewed criticism over abuse on their platforms, including of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and of professional footballers, in particular black stars such as Marcus Rashford.Facebook, which also owns Instagram, has changed its policies in response to the criticism, introducing new rules to cover abuse sent through direct messages and committing to cooperate with law enforcement over hate speech.

In the detailed guidelines seen by the Guardian, running to more than 300 pages and dating from December 2020, Facebook spells out how it differentiates between protections for private and public individuals.

Just don't talk about "conspiracy theories".

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Pay cuts. But what about their vacation time?

Vatican: salaries of Cardinals and department heads cut due to Covid crisis

The salaries of Cardinals will be reduced by 10%, department heads and secretaries by 8%, clergy and religious by 3%. A two-year freeze in automatic seniority increases will affect all employees from paygrade level 4 on up.

How much is the Chinese Kung Flu and how much is it because of the Left-winger pope? Being a Lutheran I haven't noticed in a reduction in potluck dinners.


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Bullwinkel is no longer on the loose.

On March 21, 2021, at about 10:56 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a gas station at the 1700 block of 4th Street for the report of a robbery. The employee stated that a male, later identified as 21-year-old Jack Bullwinkel of Arcata, entered the store simulating a firearm under his shirt and demanded money. Bullwinkel fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

While the employee was attempting to phone police, Bullwinkel returned and struggled with the employee in an attempt to keep him from phoning. During the struggle, a male associated with Bullwinkel arrived on scene and assaulted the employee. The associated male was later identified as 39-year-old Bradley Mallet of Eureka. Bullwinkel then fled the scene on foot for the second time.


While responding to the scene, an EPD officer witnessed Bullwinkel running to the rear of the 1600 block of 4th Street. After a brief foot pursuit, the officer attempted to physically detain him. Bullwinkel resisted and the officer fell to the ground. According to witnesses, Bullwinkel was seen standing over the officer and was repeatedly punching him on the head and putting pressure to the neck area. A male witness ran over and made multiple attempts to get Bullwinkel off of the officer. Additional officers arrived on scene and ultimately got Bullwinkel restrained and in custody.

Moar crime........Hiker gets the better of biker.

The incident took place on a mixed-use trail and resulted in one arrest.

Dake Traphagen, 69, is in custody, charged with first-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon, after turning himself in to authorities yesterday. Police say there was probable cause to arrest Traphagen after a stabbing incident on the mixed-use Stewart Mountain Trail near Bellingham, Wash., on March 6.

According to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, Traphagen was part of a group hiking down the trail when they encountered a mountain biker, later identified as a 66-year-old male, traveling uphill. Witnesses told police that an argument ensued over “right of way.” Accounts diverge regarding what happened next.

Traphagen told authorities the biker attacked him with his bike, causing the two to fall to the ground. At that point, Traphagen said he pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the biker in self-defense.


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To the wives of Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg, David French, Erik Erikson and other cucks. Please believe your husbands when they say they have a good reason their penis is shrinking.

Penises are shrinking and genitals becoming malformed because of pollution, an environmental scientist has warned in a new book detailing the challenges facing human reproduction.

Dr Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an "existential crisis" in fertility rates as a result of phthalates, a chemical used when manufacturing plastics that impacts the hormone-producing endocrine system.

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Looks like the NFL can't keep this nasty story under wraps. Promising NFL QB has 14th lawsuit filed against him for inappropriate sexual contact.

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson called 'serial predator' in lawsuit No. 14 alleging sexual assault and inappropriate conduct

HOUSTON -- A 14th lawsuit alleging sexual assault and inappropriate conduct was filed against Deshaun Watson by a woman who says she believes the Houston Texans quarterback is a "serial predator."

The lawsuit, which was filed Monday night and appeared on the Harris County District Clerk's website Tuesday morning, alleges that Watson "assaulted and harassed Plaintiff by exposing himself to her and touching her with his penis."

The incident allegedly took place in California, just the second of the 14 allegations to take place outside the Houston area.

Prominent Texas attorneys clash in Deshaun Watson cases
The traveling massage therapist alleges that when she arrived at the address Watson gave her, he led her to a room and "locked the doors behind him." After Watson allegedly "forced Plaintiff's hand onto his penis" during the massage, he allegedly told her, "I will not have you sign a NDA but don't ever talk about this."


What say you Roger Goodell?

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Will our friends dictators in Washington D.C. interfere with the laws of supply and demand? Time will tell.

The US has administered more than 118 million doses of covid-19 vaccines so far, and millions more are being injected every day. So far, demand from people who are desperate to get vaccinated has outstripped supply of the drugs, and when vaccine appointments are released, they’re quickly scooped up.

But jurisdictions across the country may soon face the opposite problem.

As production ramps up, the US will soon have many more doses—and not enough people who want them. The change will be rapid: Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimated that supply and demand could shift “in the weeks to month ahead.” Walmart, a major distributor of vaccines across the country, has said that the flip could happen within a month to 45 days.

In some states, the shift from scarcity to abundance is already here. In Idaho, where 20% of people have gotten at least one shot, many appointments have gone unfilled, causing state officials to increase eligibility ahead of schedule. The state plans to open up appointments to those 55 and up beginning March 22.


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I'm just curious if our resident bartender Bitter Clinger would do this? Experience: I was a bartender in Antarctica

'It was pretty much a given that anyone who had applied for a job on the base was trying to escape something'

Looking back, there was a clear omen of what was to come within minutes of my arrival in Antarctica. The first pallet offloaded from the plane that had brought me contained nothing but beer, and was greeted with a great cheer as it was wheeled into the research base where I was to spend the next year.

I'd wanted to visit Antarctica ever since I was a child, but in the end it was a wearying job in Silicon Valley that led me to make the leap. After a particularly bad day at the office, I thought, "Where's the farthest I can go to get away?" To my delight, a quick internet search revealed work was available at three US research stations. I convinced the right people I was the man they needed to look after the liquid nitrogen and helium used as coolants for the radio telescopes at the South Pole Station.

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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: March 24, 2020 - Bill Rieflin
American musician Bill Rieflin died age 59. Rieflin came to prominence in the 1990s mainly for his work as a drummer with groups (particularly in the industrial rock and industrial metal scenes) such as Ministry, the Revolting Cocks, Swans, Chris Connelly, and Nine Inch Nails. He worked regularly with R.E.M. following the retirement of Bill Berry in 1997. He was a member of King Crimson from 2013 until his death. via thisdayinmusic.com


AND



Born this day: March 24, 1949 - Nick Lowe
English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Nick Lowe who was a member of the pub rock group Brinsley Schwarz and Rockpile and is now a solo artist. Lowe had the 1978 UK No.7 single 'I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass' and 1979 UK No.12 single 'Cruel To Be Kind'. viathisdayinmusic.com


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Underage, smirking and drunk is no way to go through life unless you are a Genius Award Winner.

CULVER, Ind. (WNDU) - A woman is facing drunk driving charges after crashing a car into a lake over the weekend in Marshall County.

Police officers were called to the area of E. Shore Drive and 18B Road in Culver just before 5 a.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived, they found a vehicle submerged in Lake Maxinkuckee.

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Lyndsey Price of Plymouth, was suspected of driving drunk.

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A story with several themes, Good news, bad news, Genius Award Winner and Feel Good Story of The Day all wrapped up into one story.

How much does $915 in pennies weigh? Though it may sound like the kind of hypothetical scenario that could only come up in guessing contest or a job interview, one Georgia man learned the answer the hard way when he woke up to find that a 504-pound mountain of grease-covered coins had been dumped on his driveway in the middle of the night by his disgruntled former employer in lieu of his final paycheck, several local news outlets reported. The pennies were topped with an envelope containing his last pay stub and a letter with only two words: “Fuck you.”

Andreas Flaten of Fayetteville told CBS affiliate WGCL-TV that after deciding to quit his job at AOK Walker Luxury Autoworks in Peachtree City last November, his boss, Miles Walker, was visibly upset.

When WGCL asked Walker if he knew anything about the pennies he confirmed he was the one behind the puerile revenge plot.

“I know tons about it, what’s wrong with it?” Walker shot back. “It doesn’t matter, he got paid, that’s all that matter. He’s a fucking weenie for even bringing it up.”

Upset that the local news media had given Flaten a platform to reveal what had happened, an angry Walker then told the reporter that “you guys are what’s wrong with the world, now get the fuck off my property.”

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:53 PM




Comments

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1 Excellent pic!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 09:54 PM (Rvt88)

2 good evening

Posted by: wing at March 24, 2021 09:56 PM (JFzNN)

3 It was the pollution!!!!

Posted by: George Costanza at March 24, 2021 09:56 PM (uEbPt)

4 th! Evening, 'rons and 'ettes. How y'all doing?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 09:57 PM (Agr8U)

5 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 09:57 PM (TdMsT)

6 Ok, I'll throw this out in this thread. Best truly LOL comedies of the last 20 years. And, go...

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 09:57 PM (uEbPt)

7 {{{S'Puppy}}}!!!

Good to see you here!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 09:58 PM (TdMsT)

8 Hiya {{{Ladyl}}}.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 09:58 PM (Agr8U)

9 I'd have to walk down the bank to cast and then go sit down. Nice.

Posted by: huerfano at March 24, 2021 09:58 PM (DzhEB)

10 6 Ok, I'll throw this out in this thread. Best truly LOL comedies of the last 20 years. And, go...
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 09:57 PM (uEbPt

Because everybody likes a thread jacker in the first 6 comments.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 09:58 PM (aA3+G)

11 Hi Lady. How are you this fine evening?

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 09:59 PM (uEbPt)

12 Shrinkage!

Jerry, tell her about the shrinkage!

Posted by: George Costanza at March 24, 2021 09:59 PM (LNVrA)

13 Darling {{{Wing}}}

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

14

ZETTAI

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 09:59 PM (HJRrT)

15 UTC was such a nice concept!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 09:59 PM (hOUT3)

16 Because everybody likes a thread jacker in the first 6 comments.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 09:58 PM (aA3+G)

Wow, is that a threadjack, really? I mean the convo only turns 25, 30, 40 times a night...

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (uEbPt)

17 7 {{{S'Puppy}}}!!! Good to see you here!
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 09:58 PM (TdMsT)


Likewise, ma'am. I sorta inherited a second (volunteer) job a couple weeks back, and between that and the day job, my AOS time has been severely curtailed.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (Agr8U)

18 {{{Three dots}}}

I'm doing very very well.

How are you?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (TdMsT)

19
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (uEbPt)

Are you just dense or obnoxious?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (aA3+G)

20 {{{Ladyl}}}

How are you doing this fine evening?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:01 PM (hOUT3)

21 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: wing at March 24, 2021 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

22 How much does a Catholic cardinal make? Betting its six figures.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:01 PM (LNVrA)

23 I'm doing very very well.

How are you?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (TdMsT)

I'm doing alright here, thanks. Or at least I was until I idiotically thought about continuing the conversation from the last thread here.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 10:01 PM (uEbPt)

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Likewise, ma'am. I sorta inherited a second (volunteer) job a couple weeks back, and between that and the day job, my AOS time has been severely curtailed.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (Agr8U)


I've been very busy, too. I've been gone all day and just got home about 30 minutes ago.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

25 Top twenty something.

Posted by: callsign claymore at March 24, 2021 10:02 PM (tALLz)

26 A shout out to Rowlett, TX -

Opened our pizza store yesterday and did a land office business. Sales were near twice what an established, well-run store usually brings in on a Tuesday. A few small wrinkles but all due to unanticipated demand/crowds. Good problems to have.

Thanks again good people of TX!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 10:02 PM (Rvt88)

27 Are you just dense or obnoxious?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (aA3+G)


*Types*
~~~
*Deletes*

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:02 PM (hOUT3)

28 Q: If you just stole the last election, what would you want more than anything?

A: To make it difficult or even illegal to say you stole the last election.

Q: If you are planning to steal the next election, and indeed all future elections, what would you want more than anything?

A: Events designed to help you to disarm the public.

Check and check.

The shooter's motive was Islamism.

But the Deep State's motive is gun control.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 24, 2021 10:02 PM (Ndje9)

29 Are you just dense or obnoxious?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:00 PM (aA3+G)

Out for the night.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 10:02 PM (uEbPt)

30
I'm doing alright here, thanks. Or at least I was until I idiotically thought about continuing the conversation from the last thread here.
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2021 10:01 PM (uEbPt)


So glad you're okay, dahlin!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

31 Thanks for the ONT, Mis Hum! That is a most lovely and inviting photo up top. The tune behind the pic is a perfect match.

That Man's Prayer is too funny!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at March 24, 2021 10:03 PM (jQwrQ)

32 Oink!

Posted by: Man who lives as a pig at March 24, 2021 10:03 PM (dAQU9)

33 Howdy, Horde

Posted by: callsign claymore at March 24, 2021 10:03 PM (tALLz)

34 After all that '80's stuff on the last thread, I need a 40-ouncer of Schlitz Malt Liquor.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:03 PM (sy5kK)

35 It's been a hell of a day. I volunteered at the last minute at Sheps because no one had 3-5:00 covered and my daughter had 5-7:00 alone. Last minute someone signed up to help her. well.. right after I left the other gal was taking Zoey for a walk. My daughter was out in the yard with Gracie and was about to bring Gracie in and she saw Zoey on the other side of the fence. She jumped it and attacked Zoey. They fought to break them up and finally got Gracie away and inside. Poor Zoey is supposed to go to her new home tomorrow. She is traumatized. My heart is breaking for her

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:03 PM (nxdel)

36 I read that as $915 in penises....

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at March 24, 2021 10:05 PM (UUBmN)

37 https://youtu.be/iF-pMingp6A

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

38 I love the "covid conversation."

I, too, identify as a vaccinated person.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

39 Well. Great ONT.
just got the second vaccine.
Hope I survive.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2021 10:06 PM (axyOa)

40 36 I read that as $915 in penises....
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at March 24, 2021 10:05 PM (UUBmN)

Why am I not shocked, surprised or saddened?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

41 35 It's been a hell of a day. I volunteered at the last minute at Sheps because no one had 3-5:00 covered and my daughter had 5-7:00 alone. Last minute someone signed up to help her. well.. right after I left the other gal was taking Zoey for a walk. My daughter was out in the yard with Gracie and was about to bring Gracie in and she saw Zoey on the other side of the fence. She jumped it and attacked Zoey. They fought to break them up and finally got Gracie away and inside. Poor Zoey is supposed to go to her new home tomorrow. She is traumatized. My heart is breaking for her
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:03 PM (nxdel)


{{{Jewells}}}

That is terrible. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

42 I, too, identify as a vaccinated person.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:05 PM (TdMsT)


What sane person would not?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (hOUT3)

43 The boss who pays in pennies sounds like a peach.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (H5knJ)

44 Under 100st?

Posted by: GWB at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (QTm+F)

45 Top 69!

Thanks for the ONT, Mishima! Back when this auction ends.

Posted by: TheHoser at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (ioRP+)

46 38 I love the "covid conversation."

I, too, identify as a vaccinated person.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:05 PM (TdMsT)


Guessing I'm gonna be stuck getting it. I know the airlines won't allow you to travel without papers and I'm going to have to fly at some point for work.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (LNVrA)

47 Thank you for the porch swing, MisHum. I spent a good part of my life in the porch swing. It was where we shelled peas, trimmed beans, pitted cherries, repaired the constantly malfunctioning sprinkler and just sat to watch the orchard grow.

That porch swing is still on the old place but it's full of splinters and missing some slats now. My sister's not one for maintaining things.
Pretty soon memories will be all we have left of our great experiment.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (XxJt1)

48 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/3pvvsyh2

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https://tinyurl.com/4vzdc8v9

https://tinyurl.com/8arn9pe3

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Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:08 PM (qAR6u)

49 Why am I not shocked, surprised or saddened?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at March 24, 2021 10:08 PM (UUBmN)

50 The boss who pays in pennies sounds like a peach.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (H5knJ)


Yeah, but what was the employee like?
(Maybe it was a tiff over when he would get his final paycheck?)

Posted by: GWB at March 24, 2021 10:08 PM (QTm+F)

51 Pretty soon memories will be all we have left of our great experiment.
Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (XxJt1)


Perfectly on point, but verra depressing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (hOUT3)

52 read that as $915 in penises....
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at March 24, 2021 10:05 PM (UUBmN)


$1000 covers the tip. Tee Hee.

Posted by: Shep! at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (3u/Hk)

53
Guessing I'm gonna be stuck getting it. I know the airlines won't allow you to travel without papers and I'm going to have to fly at some point for work.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (LNVrA)


Wait--what?

I just bought airline tickets and didn't see anything about having to have the vaccine.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (TdMsT)

54 {{{Hrothgar}}}

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:10 PM (TdMsT)

55

I'm so glad I've kept those nasty phthallates away from my gloriously magnificent and luxuriously proportioned phthallus...

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 10:10 PM (HJRrT)

56 Thanks Ladyl.. I wasn't even there but my heart is breaking for Zoey. What if it had been one of the smaller dogs? Little Jenny? or our new doxie, Rascal? She probably would have killed them. I don't know wth got into her. She seems like such a sweetheart.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:10 PM (nxdel)

57 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

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https://tinyurl.com/wmtes5um

https://tinyurl.com/3uspb9f2

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (qAR6u)

58 53
Guessing I'm gonna be stuck getting it. I know the airlines won't allow you to travel without papers and I'm going to have to fly at some point for work.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (LNVrA)


Wait--what?

I just bought airline tickets and didn't see anything about having to have the vaccine.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (TdMsT)

We are flying in 2 weeks, not required by United. But then again their scheduling sucks dog dick.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

59 Wait--what?

I just bought airline tickets and didn't see anything about having to have the vaccine.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (TdMsT)


Maybe not yet. Hopefully never but I'll bet they do.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (LNVrA)

60 Just a friendly reminder: No more credit from the liquor store.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:53 PM

Umm....
We need to talk.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (sy5kK)

61 I see in the news Reddit is getting some bad press for hiring a pedophile.

Note they almost certainly knew that the individual was a pedophile - the tranny in question, because of course it is a tranny generated some headlines in Britain over this. Initially Reddit claimed this poor tranny was only being attacked for being transexual. Because of course that's what they'd say.

But don't worry folks, the left totally isn't moving on to pedophilia next. Swearsies!


Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (qlFIA)

62 I just bought airline tickets and didn't see anything about having to have the vaccine.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (TdMsT)


For our favorite event, I trust?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

63 AlaBAMA.. I haven't seen anything about needing the vaccine and I'm flying in June.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:12 PM (nxdel)

64 Point of order: how do you threadjack an open thread?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 24, 2021 10:12 PM (fpng3)

65 A couple of questions, if the Resident of The White House and his c*cks*cking VP have been vaccinated against the Chinese Kung Flu why do they still wear masks?

In fairness to the senile, old drooler, I pretty sure he just does whatever his handlers tell him to do. Also, the mask probably prevents people from seeing that he has drool on his chin. I guess I shouldn't be crude enough to mention what bodily fluids Kamala would have on her chin.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

66
63 AlaBAMA.. I haven't seen anything about needing the vaccine and I'm flying in June.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:12 PM (nxdel)


That's good to hear! It may turn out to be an unfounded worry but I don't trust anything now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:13 PM (LNVrA)

67 62 I just bought airline tickets and didn't see anything about having to have the vaccine.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (TdMsT)

For our favorite event, I trust?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (hOUT3)


Of course, dahlin!!!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (TdMsT)

68 Point of order: how do you threadjack an open thread?
I think I know a bit about jack'n something on the internet.

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (qlFIA)

69 Considering airlines have made travel as pleasant as a prostrate exam...demanding I show some f'ing travel voucher guarantees I'll be doing a lot of driving.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (r1z5A)

70 Come on guys and gals and xits
Pedophilia is as normal as every other immoral perversion!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (hOUT3)

71 I was reading about Ace of Spades HQ on Wikipedia and I saw that Ace himself was honored as the "Blogger of the Year" at the Conservative Political Union's Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2008, so that was 13 years ago. I ha seen Ace say he is 29. So, if I am correct about his age he was 16 at the time. Is this correct?

Posted by: anon2020 at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (HJjnM)

72
That's good to hear! It may turn out to be an unfounded worry but I don't trust anything now.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:13 PM (LNVrA)


I don't either...

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (TdMsT)

73 One thing about MisHum, he knows good places to wet a line.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (+ya+t)

74 22 How much does a Catholic cardinal make? Betting its six figures.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:01 PM (LNVrA)

I have no idea at all, but my money is on no.
From what this peon Catholic knows, it's more about perks and options instead of cash.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

75 Who will be Vp to kamala? Thats when the real shitshow starts. She already sidelined 2 of her biggest 2024 challengers.

Not that it matters. Country will be long gone by then.

Posted by: Eli Cash at March 24, 2021 10:15 PM (SScvq)

76 I see in the news Reddit is getting some bad press for hiring a pedophile.

And to think, only yesterday they were deleting comments and banning people for mentioning it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at March 24, 2021 10:15 PM (SchxB)

77 If i were a robot and i said, Danger Danger Danger, what do i say after that and it is extra danger?

Danger, You will die extra stupid. Danger. Fortiyfied danger. XDanger. Danger that melts in your eyes. Be prepared for lost os sight and sound so as not to needlessly invoke fearDanger. my name is Dancing Danger, lets dance. Shut up and Danger. This Danger brought to you by Danger.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2021 10:15 PM (ruftb)

78 We're all 29. That's all you need to know.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:15 PM (LNVrA)

79 >>I see in the news Reddit is getting some bad press for hiring a pedophile.


How often does this happen? People get suspended on some forum or social media site and it turns out it's some transgender employee who is all ban-happy. They seem like the most intolerant people of all.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (bDqIh)

80 Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (TdMsT)

When you get right down to it, there is no other required event for a Moron!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

81 69 Considering airlines have made travel as pleasant as a prostrate exam...demanding I show some f'ing travel voucher guarantees I'll be doing a lot of driving.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (r1z5A)


Well a prostrate exam takes less than a minute.
Checking in, being screened and layovers take longer than that.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (aA3+G)

82 Being a Lutheran I haven't noticed in a reduction in potluck dinners.

I'll say this for my diocese. The Friday Fish Fries are back.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

83 64 Point of order: how do you threadjack an open thread?Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 24, 2021 10:12 PM (fpng3)

Boobs

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (qAR6u)

84 Considering airlines have made travel as pleasant as a prostrate exam
I might have to go back to flying commercial then.


Posted by: Barack Obama at March 24, 2021 10:17 PM (qlFIA)

85 Creedence was probably my #1 go to band in my Jr Hi and HS years, well senior year was into LZ, Stones and Allman Brothers, so guess every phase is limited.
And to this day, CCR never gets old for me.
Just call me a Fortunate Son.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (sy5kK)

86 >> So, if I am correct about his age he was 16 at the time. Is this correct?


Yes. Amazing, isn't it?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (bDqIh)

87 Old and busted: "I was in the pool!"

New hotness: "Phthalates!"

Posted by: mikeski at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (P1f+c)

88
The shooter's motive was Islamism.

But the Deep State's motive is gun control.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 24, 2021 10:02 PM (Ndje9)


In today's White House press briefing, a reporter actually asked Jen Psaki an excellent question: If Democrats want to get rid of civilian guns, why aren't Joe Biden and other Democrats working to get rid of the Second Amendment?

Psaki didn't even tread water coming back with her response: No one wants to get rid of the Second Amendment! The President only wants to enact common sense gun legislation, like universal background checks that 90 percent of Americans are in favor of.

Psaki is a lying liar, almost as big of a lying liar as her boss. But I was pleasantly stunned that a reporter asked a Democrat propagandist that question. It's about time.

Posted by: Gref at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (AMIL/)

89 How often does this happen? People get suspended on some forum or social media site and it turns out it's some transgender employee who is all ban-happy. They seem like the most intolerant people of all.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (bDqIh)

That's not always true!

Gabe never claimed to be a woman

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (qAR6u)

90 "They should have taken the paddles," she said.

Posted by: davidt at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (Kq1s2)

91 Just call me a Fortunate Son.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (sy5kK)

Fortunate Son With Good Taste.

About that liquor store.............

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

92 Creedence was probably my #1 go to band in my Jr Hi and HS years, well senior year was into LZ, Stones and Allman Brothers, so guess every phase is limited.
And to this day, CCR never gets old for me.
Just call me a Fortunate Son.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (sy5kK)


Bathroom is on the right.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 24, 2021 10:19 PM (3u/Hk)

93 You know what we need to eliminate these mass murders?

Laws against murder

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:19 PM (qAR6u)

94 Gabe never claimed to be a woman
Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (qAR6u


SNORT!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:19 PM (LNVrA)

95 " So, if I am correct about his age he was 16 at the time. Is this correct?"

One word: Time Machine.

Posted by: davidt at March 24, 2021 10:20 PM (Kq1s2)

96 Willowed:

God. Don't let Joe Biden die in office.

I couldn't stand the smarmy encomiums and panegyrics from the usual suspects. Thieves and murderers all.

You know it would be turned into such a sideshow of lies laid on with a trowel.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:20 PM (h4cy5)

97 CULVER, Ind. (WNDU) - A woman is facing drunk driving charges after crashing a car into a lake over the weekend in Marshall County.
Police officers were called to the area of E. Shore Drive and 18B Road in Culver just before 5 a.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived, they found a vehicle submerged in Lake Maxinkuckee.


Good thing zombie Ted Kennedy wasn't the witness to her driving into the lake. She'd still be down there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

98 Having survived last year without ever wearing a mask I now identify as Kung Flu immune. I'm donating my share of the vaccine to anyone who wants it. You're welcome.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:21 PM (XxJt1)

99 >>One word: Time Machine.


ixnay on the imetay achinemay talk!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2021 10:21 PM (bDqIh)

100 Boobs
Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (qAR6u)

NTTAWWT

Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2021 10:21 PM (axyOa)

101 You know it would be turned into such a sideshow of lies laid on with a trowel.

You spelled "shitshow wrong. :-)

Posted by: Toni at March 24, 2021 10:22 PM (/c+mq)

102 71 I was reading about Ace of Spades HQ on Wikipedia and I saw that Ace himself was honored as the "Blogger of the Year" at the Conservative Political Union's Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2008, so that was 13 years ago. I ha seen Ace say he is 29. So, if I am correct about his age he was 16 at the time. Is this correct?
Posted by: anon2020 at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (HJjnM)

There is actually a reason why math is not allowed here. Thanks for giving us another example why the rule exists.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:23 PM (sy5kK)

103 80 Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (TdMsT)
When you get right down to it, there is no other required event for a Moron!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (hOUT3)


Something I must have missed during the hiatus -- does this mean that the TxMoMe is on the horizon? If so, what dates should I start blocking out?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 10:23 PM (Agr8U)

104 99 >>One word: Time Machine.


ixnay on the imetay achinemay talk!!!
Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2021 10:21 PM (bDqIh)


Hi. I'm Bob from the Dept of Energy. My brother works for the NSA.

What's this time machine talk about?

Posted by: Bob from the Dept of Energy at March 24, 2021 10:24 PM (LNVrA)

105
After two weeks of the mask mandate being removed in Texas, active cases continue to decline in Brazoria County.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 24, 2021 10:24 PM (mht8P)

106 Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 10:23 PM (Agr8U)

Check the gun thread archives!
OpSec!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:24 PM (hOUT3)

107 There is actually a reason why math is not allowed here. Thanks for giving us another example why the rule exists.

*snort.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:25 PM (nxdel)

108 I can't blame that boss for paying that walk-off-the-job former employee in pennies.

Kinda makes cents to do so for a jerk that wouldn't change.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2021 10:25 PM (QzJWU)

109 Wow. they sure made a production out of sending that canoe down a hill.

The trip took less time than the setup.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:25 PM (h4cy5)

110 2.5 words, A time machine that can reverse the spin of the Earth and at the same time make a menu suggestion to God.

Amazing.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2021 10:25 PM (ruftb)

111 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 24, 2021 10:24 PM (mht8P)

Inconceivable!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:25 PM (hOUT3)

112 The "rub" is that the mRNA vaccines are not approved, they are emergency authorized and experimental.

Therefore, they can't require them, in the way FDA approved vaccines are, as a condition for enrolling children in schools, say. This used to be a big deal. Polio, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, etc.

Years ago, part of my epiphany that maybe the government wasn't on the up and up or just possibly didn't have Americans interests at heart was the realization that millions of illegal migrants crashing the borders, our towns, our communities were comoletely unvetted and could be carrying all sorts of disease vectors. This concern is epidemiological, not "racism"; and made a mockery of Public Health.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2021 10:26 PM (T3zWB)

113 80 Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (TdMsT)

When you get right down to it, there is no other required event for a Moron!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (hOUT3)


Attendance is required!!!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

114 After two weeks of the mask mandate being removed in Texas, active cases continue to decline in Brazoria County.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
WERE WE LIED TO??!!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 10:26 PM (r1z5A)

115 77 If i were a robot and i said, Danger Danger Danger, what do i say after that and it is extra danger?

.... XDanger.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2021 10:15 PM (ruftb)

Does that read "X Danger", or "XD anger"?

Owning a Springfield pistol, I relate to the latter one.
Especially after ace's posts today.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:26 PM (sy5kK)

116 113 80 Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:14 PM (TdMsT)

When you get right down to it, there is no other required event for a Moron!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:16 PM (hOUT3)


Attendance is required!!!
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:26 PM (TdMsT)


I didn't get that notice.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

117 Re: Sarah Hoyt: If you believe Christianity is a majority belief in the US, you're an idiot. That's like believing all "conservatives" value Liberty. The last 12 months has shown that notion to be a complete fallacy. They do value "freedom" however - cheap freedom to be the fat sloths that they've proven themselves to be.

Posted by: Iggy at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (4UKQQ)

118 >>One word: Time Machine.

ixnay on the imetay achinemay talk!!!
Posted by: Lizzy


What about Hot Tub Time Machines ???

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (LPnfS)

119 98 Having survived last year without ever wearing a mask I now identify as Kung Flu immune. I'm donating my share of the vaccine to anyone who wants it. You're welcome.
Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:21 PM (XxJt1)


{{{Creeper}}}

I'm right there with you!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

120 Of course, dahlin!!!
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist

Is the date set in stone yet? What is it? WDS has been hounding me.

Posted by: Infidel at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (E0OEG)

121 US Capitol Special Agent David Bailey Who Murdered Ashli Babbitt is a Brazilian Immigrant and Black Lives Matter Militant - HE REPEATEDLY THREATENED TO KILL TRUMP SUPPORTERS ON FACEBOOK FOR MONTHS!

Posted by: SMOD at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (X5CsJ)

122 Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2021 10:26 PM (T3zWB)

Hush chile!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (hOUT3)

123 Watching DieHard with a Vengeance. Maths are involved.

Fountain scene.

You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey.

How do you do it?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (LNVrA)

124 It's toxic estrogen that's causing the shrinkage.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:28 PM (h4cy5)

125
Does that read "X Danger", or "XD anger"?

Owning a Springfield pistol, I relate to the latter one.
Especially after ace's posts today.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Yes

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2021 10:28 PM (ruftb)

126 I didn't get that notice.

You have now.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:28 PM (nxdel)

127

I didn't get that notice.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (aA3+G)


MisHum--I'll come pick you up!!!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

128 22 How much does a Catholic cardinal make? Betting its six figures.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


There were a couple of my father's relatives who were priests. From what I was told a number of years ago, their pay is based on how many years they've been a priest, not on the job title. As it was explained to me, a bishop or archbishop makes the same as a priest of the same number of years. If a cardinal has to spend time in Rome, there may some compensation for that.

Also, I was always told that the Church gets away with not paying priests as much as many other professions because they don't have families to support. And if they live in a parish rectory they don't have the same bills to pay as most people.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:28 PM (+lVUW)

129 >>"Our community deserves an equitable policing system, and this helps get us one step closer to achieving that goal. . ."


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BY 'EQUITABLE,' SHE MEANS *UNARMED*, SO THAT THE MENTALLY ILL/ HOMELESS/ DRUGGED OUT OUT PERSON HAS A MORE EQUAL CHANCE AT OVERPOWERING THE POLICE OFFICER.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 24, 2021 10:29 PM (bDqIh)

130
Hi. I'm Bob from the Dept of Energy. My brother works for the NSA.

What's this time machine talk about?
Posted by: Bob from the Dept of Energy at March 24, 2021 10:24 PM (LNVrA),

I'm Bob, their other brother from the Department of Weights and Measures. Just who's time are we using?

Posted by: Bob from Department of Weights and Measures at March 24, 2021 10:29 PM (axyOa)

131 LCD: Everyone here knows that Creedence played Woodstock, right?

Millenials: What's Woodstock? You mean that little bird in those old Peanuts cartoons? So how would someone play a bird?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:29 PM (sy5kK)

132 Tonypete,
Congratulations. There's nothing in the world like a good pizza.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

133 WDS has been hounding me.

Posted by: Infidel at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (E0OEG)

Gib thread last!

OpSEC!!!!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:29 PM (hOUT3)

134 121 US Capitol Special Agent David Bailey Who Murdered Ashli Babbitt is a Brazilian Immigrant and Black Lives Matter Militant - HE REPEATEDLY THREATENED TO KILL TRUMP SUPPORTERS ON FACEBOOK FOR MONTHS!


yeppers SMOD

we're getting destroyed by "paperwork Americans"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 24, 2021 10:30 PM (j9HX3)

135 When they arrived, they found a vehicle submerged in Lake Maxinkuckee.

Good thing zombie Ted Kennedy wasn't the witness to her driving into the lake. She'd still be down there.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

Sign her up as a Naval Occifer! She's already got experience! Assign her to a Destroyer!

Posted by: Sec Navy at March 24, 2021 10:30 PM (oHd/0)

136 Posted by: Infidel at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (E0OEG)


And keep an eye on the left hand sidebar!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:30 PM (hOUT3)

137 Hadrian the Seventh, the COVID-19 cases dropped in Texas because everyone died.

That's science!

Posted by: callsign claymore at March 24, 2021 10:31 PM (tALLz)

138 102: ' Thanks for giving us another example why the rule exists.'

What would that reason be?

Posted by: anon2020 at March 24, 2021 10:31 PM (LzhRq)

139 Hi. I'm Bob from the Dept of Energy. My brother works for the NSA.

What's this time machine talk about?
Posted by: Bob from the Dept of Energy

I'm Bob, their other brother from the Department of Weights and Measures. Just who's time are we using?
Posted by: Bob from Department of Weights and Measures

What is it you say you do here?
-- The Bobs

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 10:32 PM (Rvt88)

140
Inconceivable!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:25 PM (hOUT3)

-----------

Inconceivable indeed. Down from 2058 to 1496. Down 75% from the peak in January. But don't you worry, sonny. The Variant of Death will soon kill us all.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 24, 2021 10:32 PM (mht8P)

141 There is no place for freedom in Our Democracy

Posted by: Leftists Everywhere at March 24, 2021 10:32 PM (qAR6u)

142 Culver's not far from where I was born. About 25 miles or so.

I thought the name sounded familiar.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:32 PM (h4cy5)

143 Biden will agree to a psych evaluation so long as his office isn't seized by the cops.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:32 PM (ybIRR)

144 127

I didn't get that notice.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (aA3+G)


MisHum--I'll come pick you up!!!
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

Thanks Ladyl. Not this year, perhaps next year.
My travel plans are full for 2021.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

145 What kind of drugs are youse using?

Posted by: Bod From the DEA at March 24, 2021 10:33 PM (Kq1s2)

146 US Capitol Special Agent David Bailey

Are we sure it was him? He's one of the guys that dealt with the guy that shot Steve Scalise back in 2017.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2021 10:33 PM (qlFIA)

147 What kind of drugs are youse using?
Posted by: Bod From the DEA

Give Bob from NSA a call. He can tell you.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 10:33 PM (Rvt88)

148
Thanks Ladyl. Not this year, perhaps next year.
My travel plans are full for 2021.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:33 PM (aA3+G)


Dammit.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

149 Reading the Antarctic story, there was a 1 year position that would circulate around my office. for 1 year go to the Antarctic the and handle all the Haz Mat waste at the sites. Payed really well, but lots of headache, I remember that there was always a fuss about state of the liquid. when it was shipped out it was classified as a solid due to the temp, but on arrival it was flagged as a liquid since it had thawed.

I had co workers who applied, I never did I hate being cold.

Posted by: Picric at March 24, 2021 10:34 PM (3QnyK)

150 123 Watching DieHard with a Vengeance. Maths are involved.

Fountain scene.

You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey.

How do you do it?

Posted by: AlaBAMA
-------
D'uh. By watching DieHard with a vengeance of course.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM- not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at March 24, 2021 10:34 PM (+ldAm)

151 Check the gun thread archives! OpSec!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:24 PM (hOUT3)


Roger that, Hrothgar! {opens new tab} Miss one gub thread, you miss a lot ...

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 10:34 PM (Agr8U)

152 After two weeks of the mask mandate being removed in Texas, active cases continue to decline in Brazoria County.

----

That crip Abbott is lying! They're undercounting deaths! They're hiding the bodies in the Astrodome! Cannibalism!

Posted by: Not Shep at March 24, 2021 10:34 PM (cNEwX)

153
Dammit.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist
I'm curious how people can plan a YEAR in advance!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 10:35 PM (r1z5A)

154 Inconceivable indeed. Down from 2058 to 1496. Down 75% from the peak in January. But don't you worry, sonny. The Variant of Death will soon kill us all.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 24, 2021 10:32 PM (mht8P)

https://youtu.be/gALaxb1ScJ8
Left eye, right eye
Take a look around
Everybody's heading
For a hole in the ground
And it's the Dance of Shiva
It's the Twilight of the Gods
Thunder and lightning
'Til the break of dawn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:35 PM (aA3+G)

155 From their website: https://aokwalker.com/

And yes we accept pennies as payment! They are cash you nitwits!

Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 10:35 PM (+gFOr)

156 I just bought airline tickets and didn't see anything about having to have the vaccine.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:09 PM (TdMsT)

We are flying in 2 weeks, not required by United. But then again their scheduling sucks dog dick.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


I'd double check with the airline beforehand. I'd hate to see you get to the airport and find out that they're demanding proof of vaccination. I used to watch to airline reality tv shows. They can be pretty arbitrary and unreasonable. And they do sometimes change their rules and requirements without notifying people.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

157 CCR! ftw. Too bad Fogerty turned out to be such a dick to his bandmates. I never bought any of his 'after' stuff.

Vatican: salaries of Cardinals and department heads cut due to Covid crisis

The salaries of Cardinals will be reduced by 10%, department heads and secretaries by 8%, clergy and religious by 3%. A two-year freeze in automatic seniority increases will affect all employees from paygrade level 4 on up.


Hold on a minute here. I thought they all took a vow of poverty, or is that just the nuns??.... Astro declares 'Ruh-roh'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2021 10:36 PM (F0YaR)

158 This is UNPOSSIBLE! Only White Men commit mass murder shootings!

https://tinyurl.com/323kbkf9

[iDallas Police searching for 21 yr old Jonathanlacory Terrell Rogers after he shot 8 and killed one at Pryme Bar in Dallas.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:36 PM (qAR6u)

159 1 Pour 3 gallons into the large jug.
2 Carefully pour 2 gallons into the large jug. There is one gallon left in the small jug.
3 Empty the large jug.
4 Pour the one gallon in the large jug.
5 Put 3 gallons in the small jug.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:36 PM (ybIRR)

160
I'm curious how people can plan a YEAR in advance!
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 10:35 PM (r1z5A)


It's all a matter of setting priorities!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:36 PM (TdMsT)

161 >>You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey.

How do you do it?
- - - -

"Are you f*cking kidding me?! Just f*cking drain the m*therfucking jug before you get my **** a$$ killed, you honkey m*therf*cker!"
-- Samuel L Jackson

(I made the mistake of watching that with my son after he had enjoyed the original Die Hard -- hoo-boy, does that one have a lot of bad language!)

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2021 10:37 PM (bDqIh)

162 MisHum check yo email@!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:37 PM (hOUT3)

163 Fountain scene.



You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place
exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey.



How do you do it?



Posted by: AlaBAMA
Pour out the 3 gal jug, fill with the 5 gal jug, that gives two gal....and shit, we're all dead aren't we?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 10:38 PM (r1z5A)

164 159 1 Pour 3 gallons into the large jug.
2 Carefully pour 2 gallons into the large jug. There is one gallon left in the small jug.
3 Empty the large jug.
4 Pour the one gallon in the large jug.
5 Put 3 gallons in the small jug.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:36 PM (ybIRR


Close but there are no markers to tell you where two gallons or one gallon is on the jugs. They are just three and five full.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:38 PM (LNVrA)

165 I wish you could be in Texas, MisHum. Crossing fingers for the next one.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:39 PM (XxJt1)

166 Hi, I'm Bob from the IRS and I'd like to know why we haven't caught who's STILL shitting in the halls!

Posted by: Robert at March 24, 2021 10:39 PM (+ya+t)

167 It's all a matter of setting priorities!
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:36 PM (TdMsT)


Once you really understand priorities, there is only one that matters!
And if it doesn't involve Ben Had, you clearly do not understand priorities!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:40 PM (hOUT3)

168 Horde math is prohibited because it can go like the figuring done in this video

https://tinyurl.com/hxscrn3a

Those guys were waaay ahead of their time! They developed non-caucasian oppressor math back in the 1940's!

Posted by: Gref at March 24, 2021 10:40 PM (AMIL/)

169 How often does this happen? People get suspended on some forum or social media site and it turns out it's some transgender employee who is all ban-happy. They seem like the most intolerant people of all.
Posted by: Lizzy


That's not fair. They're only intolerant of people who don't agree with them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:40 PM (+lVUW)

170 TIL that they were going to build the Hadron super-collider in Texas before they went to Switzerland.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (ybIRR)

171 Hi, I'm Bob from the IRS and I'd like to know why we haven't caught who's STILL shitting in the halls!

Maybe it's the guy who's supposed to be looking for the hall shitter.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (SchxB)

172 144 127
I didn't get that notice.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (aA3+G)
MisHum--I'll come pick you up!!!
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:28 PM (TdMsT)
Thanks Ladyl. Not this year, perhaps next year.
My travel plans are full for 2021.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

Ladyl, forget it. I asked him a week or two ago about coming, and he gave some excuse about using limited vacation time and going cross country to see close family that he only does once a year or so.

I know, pretty lame, right?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (sy5kK)

173 Hi everyone. How are you all?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (OU+8W)

174
165 I wish you could be in Texas, MisHum. Crossing fingers for the next one.
Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:39 PM (XxJt1)


I'm pretty disappointed, too...

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

175 Lol.

Fill the five.
Dump it into the three.
That leaves two in the five.
Pour out the three gallon jug.
Dump the two into the three.
That leaves one in the three.
Fill the five and pour one gallon into the three, filling it.
Leaves four in the five.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (LNVrA)

176 Hi everyone. How are you all?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (OU+8W)


Heckin' good, and you?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 24, 2021 10:42 PM (t+qrx)

177
Ladyl, forget it. I asked him a week or two ago about coming, and he gave some excuse about using limited vacation time and going cross country to see close family that he only does once a year or so.

I know, pretty lame, right?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (sy5kK)


He doesn't love us ENOUGH. Sniff...

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

178
I know, pretty lame, right?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM (sy5kK)

That's Mr. Lame to you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:42 PM (aA3+G)

179 Wtfo

Posted by: rhennigantx sensational and impure at March 24, 2021 10:42 PM (yrol0)

180 If i were a robot and i said, Danger Danger Danger, what do i say after that and it is extra danger?

Danger, You will die extra stupid. Danger. Fortiyfied danger. XDanger. Danger that melts in your eyes. Be prepared for lost os sight and sound so as not to needlessly invoke fearDanger. my name is Dancing Danger, lets dance. Shut up and Danger. This Danger brought to you by Danger.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2021 10:15 PM (ruftb)

I think the answer is "Will Robinson."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (BMmaB)

181 165 I wish you could be in Texas, MisHum. Crossing fingers for the next one.
Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:39 PM (XxJt1)

Thanks creeper. Perhaps.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

182 >>> Pour out the 3 gal jug, fill with the 5 gal jug, that gives two gal....and shit, we're all dead aren't we?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 10:38 PM (r1z5A)


Pour from full 5 gal into 3 gal. you now have 2 gal in 5 gal container (5-3=2). Dump out 3 gal cont. put the 2 gal into 3 gal container. 3 gal cont. with only 2 gal in it can only take 1 more gal (3-2=1) So take 5 gal container, fill it up all the way and then start pouring into the other container when it's full you have 4 gal in the larger container. (5-1=4)

Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (+gFOr)

183 I'm working on stuff, and keeping my head down.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (OU+8W)

184 I always liked Nick Lowe. Seemed like he didn't take himself too seriously.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 10:44 PM (BMmaB)

185 Pour from full 5 gal into 3 gal. you now have 2 gal in 5 gal container (5-3=2). Dump out 3 gal cont. put the 2 gal into 3 gal container. 3 gal cont. with only 2 gal in it can only take 1 more gal (3-2=1) So take 5 gal container, fill it up all the way and then start pouring into the other container when it's full you have 4 gal in the larger container. (5-1=4)
Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (+gFOr


Yup. Got it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:44 PM (LNVrA)

186
Fill the five.
Dump it into the three.
That leaves two in the five.
Pour out the three gallon jug.
Dump the two into the three.
That leaves one in the three.
Fill the five and pour one gallon into the three, filling it.
Leaves four in the five.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM

This is a typical question here at the Water Department..

Posted by: Bob from Water Department at March 24, 2021 10:44 PM (axyOa)

187 Fill up the 5 gallon jug
Dump out three gallons into the 3 gallon jug
There are now 2 gallons in the 5 gallon jug
Dump out the 3 gallon jug
Pour the 2 gallons into the 3 gallon jug
Refill the entire 5 gallon jug
Pour 1 gallon into the 3 gallon jug

Posted by: Revenant at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (I76dP)

188 Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:27 PM (LNVrA)

Fill the 3 gal jug and pour that into the 5 gal. do that again till the 5 gal is full. what's left in the 3 gal is 1 gal. Dump out what's in the 5 gal. and put the 1 gal in the 5 gal. then fill the 3 gal and pour that into the five gal. You now have 4 gals in the 5 gal container.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (h4cy5)

189 Leaves four in the five.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:41 PM



I'm impressed!

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (HJRrT)

190
This is a typical question here at the Water Department..
Posted by: Bob from Water Department at March 24, 2021 10:44 PM (axyOa)


You have water?

Posted by: Somali War Lord at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (aA3+G)

191 2A There is a large jug with 3 gallons in it. There is an smaller empty jug.
2B Fill the small jug.
2C Pour as much as you can without spilling, the small jug into the big jug.
2D The five gallon jug has five gallons of water. The 3 gallon jug has one gallon of water.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (ybIRR)

192 I motion that any discussion of 5 and 3 gallon containers and how to get 4 be forthwith prohibited on the ONT. Get a room if you want to talk that shit.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (T3zWB)

193 Copper pennies (pre 1982 or something close to that) go for what 125-150% face value? Throw in the commemorative Lincolns from 2014 and it shouldn't be difficult to get someone to take the pennies off your hands without losing on the deal.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at March 24, 2021 10:46 PM (Wm5SB)

194 If you get the COVID vaccine and still insist on only buying "GMO-Free" foods, please forgive me if I roll my eyes at you and laugh in your face.

Posted by: Roy at March 24, 2021 10:46 PM (Ti+Tv)

195 Wow, I completely missed that TonyPete had already made the move to Tx and bought a franchise. Congrats on the great opening.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 24, 2021 10:46 PM (Aashi)

196 I think the answer is "Will Robinson."
Posted by: Caesar North

Will,,,he got kilt bad. His body decorates some saloon in town.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2021 10:46 PM (ruftb)

197 Thankfully some of the horde paid attention in math class so were area still alive!

Lucky.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:46 PM (LNVrA)

198 *breaking news -- A math outbreak has occurred on the ONT. Take shelter immediately.*

I'm so old I remember when poetry was taboo on ONTs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2021 10:47 PM (F0YaR)

199 Sign her up as a Naval Occifer! She's already got experience! Assign her to a Destroyer!
Posted by: Sec Navy


Maybe she'd like submarine duty.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:48 PM (+lVUW)

200 "The driver, identified as 19-year-old Lyndsey Price of Plymouth, was suspected of driving drunk."

A happier ending would have been the union of the Plymouth and the Volvo.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 24, 2021 10:48 PM (8oyb5)

201 Ladyl and I will drive to WI next year and kidnap MisHum and Mrs MH for the TxMoMee if necessary!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:49 PM (hOUT3)

202 Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:36 PM (ybIRR)

I think there's one other solution above.

One or two don't get that you can't measure and pour out any guessed amount. You have to use the full capacity of the jugs to calculate what you've done.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:49 PM (h4cy5)

203
There's another solution, and that's

Fill 3-gal jug and pour into 5 gal.
Fill 3 gal jug and fill 5 gal jug with it. 6 - 5 = 1 gallon remaining in 3 gal jug.
Empty 5 gal jug, and pour 1 gallon into it.
Pour 3 more gallons into 5 gallon. 3 + 1 = 4 gallons now in 5 gallon container.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (Mzdiz)

204 Fill the 3 gal jug and pour that into the 5 gal. do that again till the 5 gal is full. what's left in the 3 gal is 1 gal. Dump out what's in the 5 gal. and put the 1 gal in the 5 gal. then fill the 3 gal and pour that into the five gal. You now have 4 gals in the 5 gal container.
Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (h4cy5)

*mind blown*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (3u/Hk)

205 MisHum you know we would all love to see you in Texas. I truly hope you can make it next year. Anything I can do to get you there, I'll do it. Many morons will say the same.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (nxdel)

206 145 What kind of drugs are youse using?
Posted by: Bod From the DEA at March 24, 2021 10:33 PM (Kq1s2)

Well, my pot license renewal came through yesterday. Beyond that, nothing of interest.
What kind of drugs are you taking, Bod?

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (XxJt1)

207 I'd have been looking for steel cents! I have one and only one.

Christianity is a majority belief in the US in the sense that if you survey people and ask them what religion they identify with, you will (probably) still get a majority to say Christian. However, if you then ask them to describe the tenets of Christian beliefs, you will get a bunch of feel-good crap that isn't theologically sound.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel - Texas Morons, Support HB 1359 at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (G6Lqs)

208 I'm so old I remember when poetry was taboo on ONTs.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2021 10:47 PM (F0YaR)

ONT HAD TABOO?

Posted by: Roy at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (Ti+Tv)

209 123 Watching DieHard with a Vengeance. Maths are involved.

Fountain scene.

You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey.

How do you do it?

1. Fill the 5 gallon jug, then put 3 of those gal into the empty jug. You're left with 2 gal. in the 5 gal. jug.
2. Fill the 5 gallon jug again, then fill the 3 gal. jug with one gallon of water from the 5 gallon. You're left with 4 gal. in the 5 gallon jug.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (mdjgu)

210 Ladyl and I will drive to WI next year and kidnap MisHum and Mrs MH for the TxMoMee if necessary!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:49 PM (hOUT3)


Lemme know if youse guys need a place to crash for the night.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 24, 2021 10:51 PM (t+qrx)

211 And don't get me started on Joel Osteen. I love that the Bee is constantly skewering him.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel - Texas Morons, Support HB 1359 at March 24, 2021 10:51 PM (G6Lqs)

212 There's a restaurant here, built in an old bank complete with the vault, it's called The Vault, where the bathroom floors are lined with coins. Looks pretty good actually. The men's is all nickles and the women's I think has pennies. All sealed within clear epoxy. Some of the wall tiles are coins too I think. Probably cheaper than real tile. The walls have sculptures made out of old bank deposit boxes.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 10:52 PM (+gFOr)

213 One Gallon Axe

https://youtu.be/I9BioMdP0Cs

You're welcome.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:52 PM (ybIRR)

214 I wonder if Tonypete has any plans to ship frozen. I'd buy some.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 10:52 PM (+ya+t)

215 Ladyl and I will drive to WI next year and kidnap MisHum and Mrs MH for the TxMoMee if necessary!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:49 PM (hOUT3)


Yes we will!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:52 PM (TdMsT)

216 212 There's a restaurant here, built in an old bank complete with the vault, it's called The Vault, where the bathroom floors are lined with coins. Looks pretty good actually. The men's is all nickles and the women's I think has pennies. All sealed within clear epoxy. Some of the wall tiles are coins too I think. Probably cheaper than real tile. The walls have sculptures made out of old bank deposit boxes.
Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 10:52 PM (+gFOr


So the women are paid less than the men??

I'm calling someone.

Posted by: Karen at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (LNVrA)

217 192 I motion that any discussion of 5 and 3 gallon containers and how to get 4 be forthwith prohibited on the ONT. Get a room if you want to talk that shit.
Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (T3zWB)

Writing future ONTs will be a breeze.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (aA3+G)

218 Hold on a minute here. I thought they all took a vow of poverty, or is that just the nuns??.... Astro declares 'Ruh-roh'.
Posted by: GnuBreed


The vow of poverty is for priests, brothers, and nuns who belong to certain religious orders, such as Franciscans. Regular priests don't take a vow of poverty.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

219 Pour 3 more gallons into 5 gallon. 3 + 1 = 4 gallons now in 5 gallon container.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM



There are two (2) solutions??

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (HJRrT)

220 MisHum, if you're driving to a TXMoMe I'm offering you and the Missus a cot and a hot if eastern OK is on your way. Five hours from here to Ben's patch of Paradise.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:54 PM (XxJt1)

221 This is a typical question here at the Water Department..
Posted by: Bob from Water Department

You had water?!

Luxury!

We had to lick dew off of the dirt to moisten our parched throats!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 10:54 PM (Rvt88)

222 I'm working on stuff, and keeping my head down.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (OU+8W)


Prayers for you, Beckoning Chasm. Always.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

223 ONT HAD TABOO?


Not since the legendary Memorial Day thread.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at March 24, 2021 10:54 PM (SchxB)

224 205 MisHum you know we would all love to see you in Texas. I truly hope you can make it next year. Anything I can do to get you there, I'll do it. Many morons will say the same.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (nxdel)

Thanks Jewells. Perhaps next year.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

225 On Oahu's North Shore an old Bank was turned into a genuine dive, called the Sugar Bar. Live music, and eclectic mix of military, local drunks, tourists, and occasional celebs trying to be incognito. Kinda fun. I'm sure it's gone by now.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (T3zWB)

226 Banana Dream
You talking about the Vault in Tacoma?
I thought it closed. Like most things in Tacoma.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (axyOa)

227 Yeah. I don't know what Joel relationship with Jesus is but he's definitely not a good example for the world to see as a Christian.

Who knows maybe God told him to do this stuff.

Or not. Coulda been that ol' Debbil a temptin' him to wicked ways.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (h4cy5)

228 And don't get me started on Joel Osteen.

He gives me the creeps.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (nxdel)

229 205 MisHum you know we would all love to see you in Texas. I truly hope you can make it next year. Anything I can do to get you there, I'll do it. Many morons will say the same.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (nxdel)

WE LOVE YA' MAN!

Posted by: Drunken morons at the TXMoMe, drinking Bud Lite at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (sy5kK)

230
Another one, more difficult. There are 5 bags of coins, 4 of which are real, while one contains counterfeit coins. The difference between them is the fake coins weigh 1 ounce less than the real coins.

In the room is a penny scale. You have one penny. Determine which bag contains the fake coins by taking only one weight with your penny.

(I remember this one from Columbo -- Mrs. Columbo helped him figure it out).

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (Mzdiz)

231 Wait. I skipped a step:

1a. Dump the 3 gal. jug so that it's empty.
1b. Take the 2 gal. from the 5 gal, and put that into the 3 gal. That leaves an empty 5 gal., and 2 gallons of water in the 3 gal.
Proceed to step 2 (Fill 5 gal jug again, then put one of those gallons into the 3 gal, filling that up.)

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (mdjgu)

232 228 And don't get me started on Joel Osteen.

He gives me the creeps.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (nxdel)


Never trust a preacher with teeth that white.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (LNVrA)

233 Station to Station is very amazing. I like how Bowie says that was a nasty character. He plays almost every song from that lp because they were great songs

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (PUmDY)

234 ONT HAD TABOO?

Posted by: Roy at March 24, 2021 10:50 PM (Ti+Tv)


Maetenloch hated poetry. I think he made an exception for Kipling or Poe or somesuch.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (F0YaR)

235 Ugh. The fireplace just threw a burning log at me simultaneously with a clap of thunder outside. Gonna be a long night at this rate.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (XxJt1)

236 Lemme know if youse guys need a place to crash for the night.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 24, 2021 10:51 PM (t+qrx)


You've been here long enough to know better than to make an open ended offer like that!

But noted, AND we have witnesses!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (hOUT3)

237 I don't know why the Horde has such a hard-on for Joel Osteen.

The man tells people that God loves them and wants them to live an abundant life.

1. That's in the Bible. 2. It's not a bad thing.

Posted by: blaster at March 24, 2021 10:57 PM (ZfRYq)

238 Super Creeps

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 24, 2021 10:57 PM (PUmDY)

239 Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (HJRrT)

Yeah sometimes there's more than one solution.

If we were religious, about now we'd be at war with the other solution people claiming "we're the one and only solution you heretics".

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:57 PM (h4cy5)

240 And don't get me started on Joel Osteen.

He gives me the creeps.


No, he sends you the creeps in exchange for a tax deductible "donation."

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at March 24, 2021 10:58 PM (SchxB)

241 >>> One Gallon Axe

https://youtu.be/I9BioMdP0Cs

You're welcome.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 10:52 PM (ybIRR)


I love Battle for Milkquarious

Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 10:58 PM (+gFOr)

242 2.5 words, A time machine that can reverse the spin of the Earth and at the same time make a menu suggestion to God.

Amazing.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2021 10:25 PM (ruftb)

The poor chicken must have been represented by the GOPe.

Posted by: BifBewalski - i took a break. at March 24, 2021 10:58 PM (VcFUs)

243 Played

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 24, 2021 10:58 PM (PUmDY)

244 I'm working on stuff, and keeping my head down.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (OU+8W)

don't forget to keep your dick hard too

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 24, 2021 10:58 PM (sJHOI)

245 I'm working on stuff, and keeping my head down.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2021 10:43 PM (OU+8W)


BeckChas, I always feel better when you check in!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:58 PM (hOUT3)

246 192 I motion that any discussion of 5 and 3 gallon containers and how to get 4 be forthwith prohibited on the ONT. Get a room if you want to talk that shit.
Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2021 10:45 PM (T3zWB)

Writing future ONTs will be a breeze.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (aA3+G)

And Ellipsis, this is how it's done.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 10:59 PM (mdjgu)

247 There are two (2) solutions??

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (HJRrT)


What the hell, is this the Chess Thread?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:59 PM (sy5kK)

248 Never trust a preacher with teeth that white.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (LNVrA)

Or hair that doesn't move.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:59 PM (h4cy5)

249 Yeah sometimes there's more than one solution.

If we were religious, about now we'd be at war with the other solution people claiming "we're the one and only solution you heretics".
Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:57 PM (h4cy5



You could also use the scale to weigh the full three gallon and divide that weight by three. Put the three into the five and fill the three by the solution to the division. But that assumes the bomb wouldn't be triggered by there being three on the scale.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:59 PM (LNVrA)

250 Did someone say jugs?

Posted by: Kate Upton at March 24, 2021 10:59 PM (Kq1s2)

251 Ya know, solving that water problem is fun and games until you find out that the hydrogen atoms in the water molecules have neutrons.... Gonna be a liiiiiitle heavy.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 10:59 PM (KAi1n)

252 Wow, I completely missed that TonyPete had already made the move to Tx and bought a franchise. Congrats on the great opening.
Posted by: PaleRider

Thank you PR! However, we are not living in TX yet. Running down there next week though to stop in and then up to Bentonville/Rodgers AR to scout more sites. The operation guy does all the hands on tasks. Thank Goodness. I just act like I know what I am doing and write checks. We have a few other sites in the works in the far east 'burbs of Dallas but no date set yet for other openings.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:00 PM (Rvt88)

253 Hogmartin--how are you, dahlin?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 11:00 PM (TdMsT)

254

Someone mentioned that recurring Sunday thread... I'm triggered now!

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 11:00 PM (HJRrT)

255 Ya know, solving that water problem is fun and games until you find out that the hydrogen atoms in the water molecules have neutrons.... Gonna be a liiiiiitle heavy.

I thought civilians weren't supposed to be messing with heavy water.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Serving all Americans, even the Neanderthals. at March 24, 2021 11:01 PM (SchxB)

256 Have you people learned NOTHING!

There is NO maths on this blog!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:01 PM (hOUT3)

257 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (hOUT3)

I'd check and see if he's ordered a big supply of lime lately.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 11:01 PM (h4cy5)

258 there was Mrs Columbo.

she musta been a saint

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 24, 2021 11:01 PM (sJHOI)

259 >> There are two (2) solutions??

Yep. I'd have to write out an expression for it and play around, but I think there would be even more than two, but they would be superfluous involving basically just integral multiples of the basic two.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:01 PM (Mzdiz)

260 I thought math was okay if you were warned ahead of time.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 11:02 PM (h4cy5)

261 226 Banana Dream
You talking about the Vault in Tacoma?
I thought it closed. Like most things in Tacoma.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (axyOa)
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What do you mean, after being closed for over a year with no income and all expenses still to pay, you can't make a go of it?
You're just lousy at your profession.

Posted by: Governor Jay Inslee, Now an Emperor and a Living God at March 24, 2021 11:02 PM (sy5kK)

262 256 Have you people learned NOTHING!

There is NO maths on this blog!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:01 PM (hOUT3


But there are jugs!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 11:02 PM (LNVrA)

263 That's a big red breasted bird in that tree in the pic at top.

It looks too big to be a robin. Redtail hawk?

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 11:02 PM (h4cy5)

264 237 I don't know why the Horde has such a hard-on for Joel Osteen.

The man tells people that God loves them and wants them to live an abundant life.

1. That's in the Bible. 2. It's not a bad thing.
Posted by: blaster at March 24, 2021 10:57 PM (ZfRYq)

Not really an Osteen fan because he doesn't really stand up for the Bible when he's confronted with a hard question from the media, probably (my charitable interpretation) because he doesn't want to turn anyone off. That said, when I've been down I have found his positive message to be downright inspirational to me. I bet his messages have helped a lot of people as well.
I'd never attend his church, however.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 11:03 PM (mdjgu)

265
Never trust a preacher with teeth that white.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 10:56 PM (LNVrA)
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You know, AlaBAMA, that's actually some really good advice.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:03 PM (sy5kK)

266 Hello Hordians! How is everybody? Happy & healthy, I hope.


Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:03 PM (oUcR5)

267 I'd check and see if he's ordered a big supply of lime lately.
Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 11:01 PM (h4cy5)


A most cromulent point!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:03 PM (hOUT3)

268 Ladyl, you've got mail.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 11:04 PM (Agr8U)

269 "In the detailed guidelines seen by the Guardian, running to more than 300 pages and dating from December 2020, Facebook spells out how it differentiates between protections for private and public individuals."

That would be evidence that they are a publisher, not a platform? Fuck if I know. IANAL.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:04 PM (qpX6U)

270 But there are jugs!

BIG jugs. Huge jugs!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 11:04 PM (nxdel)

271

I don't see the water jug problem as maths -- it's just basic arithmetic, and that's OK...

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 11:04 PM (HJRrT)

272 247 There are two (2) solutions??

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 10:53 PM (HJRrT)


What the hell, is this the Chess Thread?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 10:59 PM (sy5kK)

Where's Chicque d'Afrique, when you need her?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 11:04 PM (mdjgu)

273 I wonder if Tonypete has any plans to ship frozen. I'd buy some.
Posted by: dartist

We are working with corporate to get that as an offering. They haven't shown a ton of interest yet but I have a retired marketing exec from YumBrands beating them about the head and shoulders to see the benefit in doing that. It does open up another whole slate of issues - packaging, freshness, shelf life, delivery avenues, etc.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:04 PM (Rvt88)

274 86 >> So, if I am correct about his age he was 16 at the time. Is this correct?

Yes. Amazing, isn't it?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2021 10:18 PM (bDqIh)

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

It'll be even more amazing in 10 years, when it turns out he was 6 at the time.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 24, 2021 11:05 PM (CAJOC)

275 Leaves four in the five.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

I prefer ten in the six, myself. Twice.

Posted by: Brokeback Obama at March 24, 2021 11:05 PM (8oyb5)

276 But there are jugs!
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 11:02 PM (LNVrA)


Jugs are always allowed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:05 PM (hOUT3)

277 Joel Osteen has something to show you. It's in his van, right over there. In the alley.

Posted by: klaftern at March 24, 2021 11:05 PM (RuIsu)

278 Willowed:
By 1984, we had been married and working corporate IT for 25 years. There was a LOT of changes in IT during those 25 years...

Posted by: ChrisP at March 24, 2021 11:05 PM (Cn69F)

279 JUGS!

Posted by: JUGS Magazine at March 24, 2021 11:05 PM (3u/Hk)

280 I don't know why the Horde has such a hard-on for Joel Osteen.
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Anyone that looks that creepy is also dishonest. Toobin? Tater? and on and on.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 11:05 PM (+ya+t)

281 Greetings:

A meal without meat is like a day without sunshine.

Posted by: 11B40 at March 24, 2021 11:06 PM (evgyj)

282 Okay that's it for me. Been a long day. Don't forget you shopping cart people!! Still plenty of awesome keychains available. Stay safe ya'll.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 11:06 PM (nxdel)

283 I hope when I am in my upper sixties I will still be capable of winning a knife fight with an asshole.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:07 PM (W+kMI)

284 Thank you for the CCR, MisHum! and the picture of the swing in the tree.
We have my father-in-law's old porch glider. It must be from the 50's and still holding together.
They don't build them like they used to.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:07 PM (oUcR5)

285
Yeah sometimes there's more than one solution.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 10:57 PM (h4cy5)

There is only ONE accepted solution.
We will inform you as needed.

Posted by: The CCP at March 24, 2021 11:07 PM (sy5kK)

286 82 The Friday Fish Fries are back.
are those like chicken fries?

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at March 24, 2021 11:07 PM (5br8a)

287

Osteen is a deceiver...

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 11:08 PM (HJRrT)

288 Late getting here, but hi yall!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 24, 2021 11:08 PM (GV6ps)

289 Osteen is not a preacher. He's a motivational speaker.
He must be good, he sure makes a lot of money.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:09 PM (oUcR5)

290 Night Jewells!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 11:09 PM (LNVrA)

291 Biden: ...and who am I turning this over to?
Staffer: Goodnight everybody!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzHfPN2SC1I

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:09 PM (W+kMI)

292 I love Battle for Milkquarious
Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 10:58 PM (+gFOr)

You are a man of culture and taste.

https://youtu.be/_zDMhwq3pcA

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 11:09 PM (ybIRR)

293 Hey Marie!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 11:09 PM (LNVrA)

294 And don't get me started on Joel Osteen.

He gives me the creeps.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (nxdel)

My son is a devout Christian (way, way more than I am, and he can barely refrain from saying he hates that guy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Skwerls Clog Dancing on My Roof at March 24, 2021 11:09 PM (4l77G)

295 My problem with Osteen is that his style of preaching leads people to believe (a) God is all about giving you a life of sunshine and roses, and (b) if you're not having such a life, you need to buy some books by Osteen. What happens when life kicks these people in the teeth? A good pastor prepares you for the fact that your infant might die a terrible death, or your spouse might abandon you, or any number of horrible things might happen, but God is sovereign and loves you in your darkest moments.

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (792+X)

296 283 I hope when I am in my upper sixties I will still be capable of winning a knife fight with an asshole.
Posted by: exdem13


I'm just surprised the good liberals of Colorado aren't demanding knife control.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

297

CO...Mountain...MARIE!!!

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (HJRrT)

298 283 I hope when I am in my upper sixties I will still be capable of winning a knife fight with an asshole.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:07 PM (W+kMI)

If I showed you once, I showed you a thousand times.

Posted by: Harrison Ford, reprising Indiana Jones, with a pistol at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (sy5kK)

299 I'm visiting my 85 y.o. mother, whom I haven't seen in awhile, next week. Burned some 100,000 miles on United for a ticket. Better 'fing not need a jab. BTW, anyone here going to be in the NoVa area 4/1 - 4/3?

Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 11:11 PM (KAi1n)

300 exdem gets comment of the night.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 24, 2021 11:11 PM (3u/Hk)

301 235 Ugh. The fireplace just threw a burning log at me simultaneously with a clap of thunder outside. Gonna be a long night at this rate.
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Sounds like some pretty wild weather out there! the long-promised rain for us has been delayed a bit.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:11 PM (W+kMI)

302
I'm just surprised the good liberals of Colorado aren't demanding knife control.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

SPORKS!

Posted by: The British government at March 24, 2021 11:11 PM (sy5kK)

303 Continued... I like to remind people that of the 12 people Jesus was closest to, one committed suicide, one died in exile, and the other ten were brutally martyred. Few onlookers at the time would've thought "Wow, those guys are living their best life," but in truth they were (except for Judas).

Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at March 24, 2021 11:12 PM (792+X)

304 268 Ladyl, you've got mail.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 11:04 PM (Agr8U)


I responded, S'puppy!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

305 Fill up both jugs and hang them from the midpoint of a rod, one end of which is supported by the scale.

Posted by: t-bird at March 24, 2021 11:12 PM (XHrkn)

306 Just got hit with my yearly allergies...looking for a spoon with which to gouge out my eyes.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (r1z5A)

307 We are working with corporate to get that as an offering. They haven't
shown a ton of interest yet but I have a retired marketing exec from
YumBrands beating them about the head and shoulders to see the benefit
in doing that. It does open up another whole slate of issues -
packaging, freshness, shelf life, delivery avenues, etc.
--------
The price of frozen pizza's have gone up on Instacart and Amazon Fresh. Seems like another nice niche. Keep us posted please, love to hear new businesses do well.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (+ya+t)

308 The salaries of Cardinals will be reduced by 10%, department heads and secretaries by 8%, clergy and religious by 3%.

2 questions, why don't they sell all those artworks and such to make up for the loss? maybe have the pope wear a hat every few seconds and auction them off. and who are these religious that get 3 per cent? i will gladly go back to being catholick to get my 3 per cent.

Posted by: morigu at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (/1ov0)

309 I'm just surprised the good liberals of Colorado aren't demanding knife control.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

A couple of times I've pulled out my pocket knife at work to cut open a package or something and seen the young twerp engineers do a literal double take, as if I had produced a small, venomous snake or something.

It's baffling, and sad. We need to get out of Colorado, or ate least go to a more sane area, like Weld County or Craig/Meeker.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Skwerls Clog Dancing on My Roof at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (4l77G)

310 278 By 1984, we had been married and working corporate IT for 25 years. There was a LOT of changes in IT during those 25 years...
vacuum tubes to microprocessors? i'd say so.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (5br8a)

311 Oh, when I first saw the salaries of cardinals thing, I thought it said "sales of cardinals". Ironically apropos.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (KAi1n)

312
ZeroHedge Headline: Playboy shares go full mast, then limp, on non-fungible token tease.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (Mzdiz)

313 They don't build them like they used to.
Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:07 PM (oUcR5)


A BS "conservative" claim is that we have more trees in the US than ever before, but what they don't tell you is that those trees are trash pine crap.

I have an heirloom sea chest from the 1860's with every piece a single cut of flawless quarter sawn wood

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (hOUT3)

314 306 Just got hit with my yearly allergies...looking for a spoon with which to gouge out my eyes.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (r1z5A


Yeah, my porch is turning green.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (LNVrA)

315 Frozen pizza is all about figuring out which brands you like best, and waiting for the rotating weekly sales to land on your favorite.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (+WWsf)

316 Hogmartin--how are you, dahlin?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 11:00 PM (TdMsT)


Heckin' good, and you?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (t+qrx)

317 Welp, good night, people. I have to go work on my taxes. That always puts me in a mean mood.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 11:15 PM (+lVUW)

318 296 283 I hope when I am in my upper sixties I will still be capable of winning a knife fight with an asshole.
Posted by: exdem13

I'm just surprised the good liberals of Colorado aren't demanding knife control.
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That'll come next.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:15 PM (W+kMI)

319 306 Just got hit with my yearly allergies...looking for a spoon with which to gouge out my eyes.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (r1z5A)

I have allergies, too. I take Zyrtec. It works pretty well and doesn't make me drowsy.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:15 PM (oUcR5)

320 293 Hey Marie!
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 11:09 PM (LNVrA)

Hey, that's MY song!

Posted by: zombie Louie Prima at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (qAR6u)

321 I hope when I am in my upper sixties I will still be capable of winning a knife fight with an asshole.
Posted by: exdem13

Well there's *1* asshole you would a knife fight with. Not sure you'd want to, but if you can't....

Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (KAi1n)

322 Posted by: t-bird at March 24, 2021 11:12 PM (XHrkn)

Um. NO.

I'll give you a star for thinking outside the box. But a zero for forgetting that what's being weighed is not half but the entire load.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (h4cy5)

323 maybe have the pope wear a hat every few seconds and auction them off
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am I going to go to hell for laughing at this???

Posted by: screaming in digital at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (kTRt4)

324 The salaries of Cardinals will be reduced by 10%, department heads and secretaries by 8%, clergy and religious by 3%.

Is this a government reduction, meaning the cardinals will only get a 15% raise instead of 25%?

Posted by: t-bird at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (XHrkn)

325 Well there's *1* asshole you would [win] a knife fight with. Not sure you'd want to, but if you can't....

Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (KAi1n)

326 That always puts me in a mean mood.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 11:15 PM (+lVUW)

I filed my taxes in February, and am still waiting after 5 weeks for my refund.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (oUcR5)

327 Few onlookers at the time would've thought "Wow, those guys are living their best life," but in truth they were (except for Judas).
Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at March 24, 2021 11:12 PM (792+X)


Christ did NOT say, "Follow me for an easy life!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (hOUT3)

328 Allergies can be fun when you see the fear in the eyes of the Mask Karens

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 11:17 PM (qAR6u)

329
316 Hogmartin--how are you, dahlin?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 11:00 PM (TdMsT)

Heckin' good, and you?
Posted by: hogmartin at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (t+qrx)


I'm doing really really well, dahlin. God is fulfilling promises.

So glad you're fine!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

330 I have an heirloom sea chest from the 1860's with every piece a single cut of flawless quarter sawn wood

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
There are many parks with prime old growth timber in them. Harvesting must done very late at night.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

331 @328: "Allergies can be fun when you see the fear in the eyes of the Mask Karens"

Being able to fake an unapologetic sneeze is comedy gold nowadays.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2021 11:17 PM (+WWsf)

332 Greetings:

DiGiorno and Freschetta

Posted by: 11B40 at March 24, 2021 11:17 PM (evgyj)

333 Christ did NOT say, "Follow me for an easy life!"
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (hOUT3)

He said to take up your cross and follow Him.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (oUcR5)

334 That'll come next.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:15 PM (W+kMI)



Next up spoon control!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (hOUT3)

335 I saw The Mask Karens open for The Indigo Girls in 1997

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (qAR6u)

336 Got my COVID cash today. It's gonna be hard to wean people off of this helicopter money now that they've tasted it three times. Bad policy that should never have been started.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (qpX6U)

337 295 My problem with Osteen is that his style of preaching leads people to believe (a) God is all about giving you a life of sunshine and roses, and (b) if you're not having such a life, you need to buy some books by Osteen. What happens when life kicks these people in the teeth? A good pastor prepares you for the fact that your infant might die a terrible death, or your spouse might abandon you, or any number of horrible things might happen, but God is sovereign and loves you in your darkest moments.
Posted by: PabloD, boop/bop/beep at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (792+X)

I do agree with you on this, which is why I'd never join Osteen's church. That said, I do believe that God explicitly says that if you follow His ways, you will prosper, and if you don't you won't. The OT is quite clear on that, I think. Job is certainly in there because life is more complicated than that, and Ecclesiastes amplifies the point about what a life without God is like. Now, Jesus did die for the sins of the world. I struggle with what that really means - is that *all* sins - in light of your comment. I don't know the answer. In short, I think that there is a nugget of truth in Osteen.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (mdjgu)

338
Next up spoon control!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (hOUT3)


When they outlaw meat, you won't need a knife any more!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (LNVrA)

339 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (hOUT3)

Yeah. This is true. A lot are farmed trees and they're cut when they're only 18" or so around or less.

But with laminates and glue tech getting very very good along with foam outside panels things aren's so bad. Just not crafty.

plus there's few people able to work with that quality of wood.

progress means leaving old stuff behind.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 24, 2021 11:19 PM (h4cy5)

340 Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (oUcR5)

I think you got the real message!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:19 PM (hOUT3)

341 309 I'm just surprised the good liberals of Colorado aren't demanding knife control.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 24, 2021 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

A couple of times I've pulled out my pocket knife at work to cut open a package or something and seen the young twerp engineers do a literal double take, as if I had produced a small, venomous snake or something.
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Hmmm, the California invasion seems to have been more lasting than we realized.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:19 PM (W+kMI)

342 >>> Banana Dream
You talking about the Vault in Tacoma?
I thought it closed. Like most things in Tacoma.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2021 10:55 PM (axyOa)


No, this one is a place in Savannah.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 24, 2021 11:19 PM (+gFOr)

343 But a zero for forgetting that what's being weighed is not half but the entire load.

Each end carries half the load. Only one end is on the scale.

Yes, I'm just being silly, the two other solutions are the real answers.

Posted by: t-bird at March 24, 2021 11:19 PM (BvZkh)

344 299 I'm visiting my 85 y.o. mother, whom I haven't seen in awhile, next week. Burned some 100,000 miles on United for a ticket. Better 'fing not need a jab. BTW, anyone here going to be in the NoVa area 4/1 - 4/3?
Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 11:11 PM (KAi1n)

^^I'm in the DC area and so is Sharon and a few other morons. Maybe we arrange a dinner??
email in nic

Posted by: Iris at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (6lKe4)

345 Being able to fake an unapologetic sneeze is comedy gold nowadays.

Posted by: Walter Freeman


They won't be fake for the next month!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (r1z5A)

346 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:19 PM (hOUT3)

Hi Hrothgar! Fist Bump!
I confess, I've spent a lot of time in Sunday School.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (oUcR5)

347 286 82 The Friday Fish Fries are back.
are those like chicken fries?
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You know I like my chicken fried
Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up.......

https://tinyurl.com/3zd5sss8

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, realizing what is truly important at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (sy5kK)

348 The problem with Osteen lies in that he preaches a "happy" Christianity, while teaching very little on the responsibilities of a Christian. Prayer warrior-ing isn't an effortless undertaking, and be it teaching a Sunday School class, working in a Church nursery or even (especially) preaching an actual sermon, can be mentally, physically and spiritually exhausting. It's like a Dad telling his daughter she can be a ballerina, and never letting her know about all of the years of hard work, absolute dedication and unwavering commitment that lie ahead. A diet of all dessert, bereft of meat, taters n' veggies, if you will.

That, and the private-jet level multimillionaire-ism just doesn't sit well with many. Yeah, he's built an empire of a ministry, but mostly, an empire.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (QzJWU)

349 I hope when I am in my upper sixties I will still be capable of winning a knife fight with an asshole.

Posted by: exdem13



Well there's *1* asshole you would a knife fight with. Not sure you'd want to, but if you can't....



Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 11:16 PM (KAi1n)
You know, I really don't like the tone of this conversation

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Karen at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (jhfQJ)

350 323 Be right there with you and a whole lot more

Posted by: morigu at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (/1ov0)

351 So did the dick employer take out the appropriate amount of taxes and social security contribution? I guess he's going to have a personal problem issuing the W-2.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:21 PM (2DOZq)

352 336 Got my COVID cash today. It's gonna be hard to wean people off of this helicopter money now that they've tasted it three times. Bad policy that should never have been started.
Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:18 PM (qpX6U)

I've read that in the next 'stimulus' package, there is talk of a provision for the gov't to hand out more goodies, and for exactly that reason.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 11:21 PM (mdjgu)

353 I always thought the problem with Osteen was that he's an obvious jerk off the world would be better without.

But that's just me and I'm no Christian.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Karen at March 24, 2021 11:22 PM (jhfQJ)

354 Posted by: SFGoth at March 24, 2021 11:11 PM (KAi1n)
^^I'm in the DC area and so is Sharon and a few other morons. Maybe we arrange a dinner??
email in nic
Posted by: Iris at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (6lKe4)


Please keep moi in the email chains, da!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:22 PM (hOUT3)

355 >> I do believe that God explicitly says that if you follow His ways, you will prosper

Your soul will prosper, not in this life, but in heaven.

You can find many good theological debunkings of this, which is known as "prosperity gospel".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:22 PM (Mzdiz)

356 off, annoying demi sock.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 24, 2021 11:23 PM (jhfQJ)

357 "the private-jet level multimillionaire-ism just doesn't sit well with many."

I figure don't let preachers get between you and scripture. Read the book, not what people say about the book.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:23 PM (qpX6U)

358 339 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:14 PM (hOUT3)
progress means leaving old stuff behind.
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The dozen or so antique vendors of Waynesville, Ohio would like to disagree with you. They have a lot of genuine antiques made of genuine wood for sale, at reasonable prices. In this case "reasonable" means some twit of a housewife/househusband from Madeira or West Chester won't have a qualm about paying.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:23 PM (W+kMI)

359 Osteen and Oprah getting along so well is a red flag too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2021 11:24 PM (+WWsf)

360 Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:20 PM (oUcR5)

In the long run, you will NOT regret it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:24 PM (hOUT3)

361 I have an heirloom sea chest from the 1860's with every piece a single cut of flawless quarter sawn wood
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No one can wait long enough for a tree to grow beautiful big boards of quarter sawed oak. There is a lot of waste cutting boards from the center out, across the grain. Makes them even more special. I think that's what spurred the invention of plywood iirc.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 11:25 PM (+ya+t)

362
The dozen or so antique vendors of Waynesville, Ohio would like to disagree with you. They have a lot of genuine antiques made of genuine wood for sale, at reasonable prices. In this case "reasonable" means some twit of a housewife/househusband from Madeira or West Chester won't have a qualm about paying.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:23 PM (W+kMI)


My son lives less than five miles from there. I'm going to have to some antiquing.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at March 24, 2021 11:25 PM (TdMsT)

363 The dozen or so antique vendors of Waynesville, Ohio would like to disagree with you. They have a lot of genuine antiques made of genuine wood for sale, at reasonable prices.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:23 PM (W+kMI)

It always amazes me that people sell their family heirlooms. The young people today are not interested in preserving their histories.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:25 PM (oUcR5)

364 A couple of times I've pulled out my pocket knife at work to cut open a package or something and seen the young twerp engineers do a literal double take, as if I had produced a small, venomous snake or something.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Skwerls Clog Dancing on My Roof at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (4l77G)

Are you TRYING to overthrow America???

Posted by: Millennials at March 24, 2021 11:25 PM (sy5kK)

365 That vacant stare by the Thief-in-Chief is fucking creepy.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 24, 2021 11:26 PM (ufFY8)

366 > You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey.

1) Fill five gallon jug.
2) Fill three gallon jug from five gallon jug. Five gallon jug now has two gallons left in it.
3) Pour out three gallon jug, put two gallons from five gallon jug in it.
4) Refill five gallon jug. Fill three gallon jug (which already contains two gallons) from five gallon jug.
5) Five gallon jug now has four gallons in it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:26 PM (JZT2F)

367 Posted by: Pug

I hear ya. I have a three year plan for getting out of Colorado. Been doing serious work on the property, and getting rid of most of what I don't need. I just need to figure out where I'm going...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 24, 2021 11:26 PM (GV6ps)

368 Increased gun sales coincided with this latest Covid payment. Covid made people gun poor so the stimulus was needed.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:26 PM (2DOZq)

369 365 That vacant stare by the Thief-in-Chief is fucking creepy.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 24, 2021 11:26 PM (ufFY

He has black eyes, lifeless like a doll's eyes.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:27 PM (oUcR5)

370 Tonypete: congrats on the successful opening! May this be only the first of many years of booming business to come.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:27 PM (JZT2F)

371 363 The dozen or so antique vendors of Waynesville, Ohio would like to disagree with you. They have a lot of genuine antiques made of genuine wood for sale, at reasonable prices.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:23 PM (W+kMI)

It always amazes me that people sell their family heirlooms. The young people today are not interested in preserving their histories.
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The young people today are wimps who are incapable of lifting a genuine walnut cupboard, much less getting it downstairs to their friend's pickup truck. My sister though is determined to have Grandpa's old cherry wood highboy cabinet, even if she has to borrow Ripley's mecha loader to get it out of the parents' living room.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:28 PM (W+kMI)

372 > No one can wait long enough for a tree to grow beautiful big boards of quarter sawed oak.

The old barn/old house source is running dry, too.

I see that people have started salvaging old logs from the bottoms of rivers and lakes now.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:28 PM (JZT2F)

373 306 Just got hit with my yearly allergies...looking for a spoon with which to gouge out my eyes.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:13 PM (r1z5A)

SPORKS!

Posted by: The British government at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (sy5kK)

374 The young people today are not interested in preserving their histories.
Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:25 PM (oUcR5)


Sad, I have a dropleaf table hand made by my father based on a table that dates back to the late 1800's. I might as well use it for firewood!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (hOUT3)

375 "Increased gun sales coincided with this latest Covid payment. Covid made people gun poor so the stimulus was needed."

When the first helo cash came out, there were discarded TVs all over the city. People used the COVID cash to upgrade their TVs, thereby sending the money to Asia.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (qpX6U)

376
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal.

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal."

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (Mzdiz)

377 43 The boss who pays in pennies sounds like a peach.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (H5knJ)
Gotta say, I worked with a guy once...if I'd thought of that, I might have done it. Might not have, but I might.Some people actually deserve it.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (jhfQJ)

378 Congrats on the profitable grand opening, Tonypete! And for being 1st. You should go buy a lottery ticket.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (oUcR5)

379 > No one can wait long enough for a tree to grow beautiful big boards of quarter sawed oak.

The old barn/old house source is running dry, too.

I see that people have started salvaging old logs from the bottoms of rivers and lakes now.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:28 PM (JZT2F)


Read this in Treebeard's voice, was not disappointed.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (t+qrx)

380 Signs you grew up on PBS:


You don't even have to click the link, you know it's the Possum Lodge Prayer.

Posted by: pookysgirl <3 Red Green at March 24, 2021 11:30 PM (XKZwp)

381 Got my COVID cash today. It's gonna be hard to wean people off of this helicopter money now that they've tasted it three times. Bad policy that should never have been started.

Hmmm, havent gotten a penny

Posted by: Jean at March 24, 2021 11:30 PM (Xih1H)

382 When they arrived, they found a vehicle submerged in Lake Maxinkuckee
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'Maxinkukee'? This has to be an indian name for 'Hoosier white man', or some such.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2021 11:30 PM (L47aO)

383 I hear ya. I have a three year plan for getting out of Colorado. Been doing serious work on the property, and getting rid of most of what I don't need. I just need to figure out where I'm going...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 24, 2021 11:26 PM (GV6ps)

Trying to coax my bride to moving back to Montana. I have kin who are kitted up bigly. Plus it's Montana.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Skwerls Clog Dancing on My Roof at March 24, 2021 11:30 PM (4l77G)

384 "You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey."

Fill the 3 gal jug with beer, drink, then pee 4 gal into the 5 gal jug

*mic drop*

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 24, 2021 11:30 PM (8oyb5)

385 > I've read that in the next 'stimulus' package, there is talk of a provision for the gov't to hand out more goodies, and for exactly that reason.

Oh, yeah. They'll keep effectively putting $5-10,000 on every citizen's credit card, and "generously" giving the suckers $1,000-1,500 of it.

And the suckers will never catch on. How do you think there are so many "payday loan" and "rent to own" operations in existence?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:30 PM (JZT2F)

386 I see that people have started salvaging old logs from the bottoms of rivers and lakes now.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Old grain elevators...some of those beams are 2 ft on a side by 30 ft. long.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:31 PM (r1z5A)

387 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (hOUT3)

You keep it for now, Hrothgar, and enjoy it.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:31 PM (oUcR5)

388 Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:28 PM (W+kMI)


Bless your sister, it she is in the NoVA area, I'll help her move it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:31 PM (hOUT3)

389 336 Got my COVID cash today. It's gonna be hard to wean people off of this
helicopter money now that they've tasted it three times. Bad policy
that should never have been started.

getting us ready for ubi

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at March 24, 2021 11:31 PM (5br8a)

390 "getting us ready for ubi"

Yes I concur.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:32 PM (qpX6U)

391 362
The dozen or so antique vendors of Waynesville, Ohio would like to disagree with you. They have a lot of genuine antiques made of genuine wood for sale, at reasonable prices. In this case "reasonable" means some twit of a housewife/househusband from Madeira or West Chester won't have a qualm about paying.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:23 PM (W+kMI)


My son lives less than five miles from there. I'm going to have to some antiquing.
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Ladyl, Wayneville is the antiques capitol of Ohio. And don't they just know it! Still probably better prices than those tourist traps Springfield has set up along I-70. And you can eat a the nice Village Restaurant after working up an appetite shopping for stuff. And if you like sauerkraut they are host to the Sauerkraut Festival every October (except for last year of course).

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:32 PM (W+kMI)

392 Sad, I have a dropleaf table hand made by my father based on a table that dates back to the late 1800's. I might as well use it for firewood!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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China, silverware, furniture...none of it means anything to them. Now, an iPhone...well, that's a different matter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (GBHAb)

393 > Lake Maxinkuckee

Sounds like an ideal location for The Bulwark's next cruise-based corporate retreat.

Ahoy!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (JZT2F)

394 I put my Covid cash in savings. I'll spend it when we go on vacation later this year.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (oUcR5)

395 355 >> I do believe that God explicitly says that if you follow His ways, you will prosper

Your soul will prosper, not in this life, but in heaven.

You can find many good theological debunkings of this, which is known as "prosperity gospel".
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:22 PM (Mzdiz

Consider that every Prophet and Saint that we revere generally lived lives of great suffering and hardship. Prosperity more easily comes to those who serve the god of THIS world faithfully.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (bxPTJ)

396 > Old grain elevators...some of those beams are 2 ft on a side by 30 ft. long.

Good thought. Better grab 'em before anyone else does.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:34 PM (JZT2F)

397 "I put my Covid cash in savings. I'll spend it when we go on vacation later this year."

In need to get my driveway mudjacked. If I don't spend it on that, I'll pay my prop tax with it like I did last year.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:34 PM (qpX6U)

398 One of my unrealized dreams is to build one of the "New Yankee Workshop" projects.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:34 PM (r1z5A)

399 Prosperity more easily comes to those who serve the god of THIS world faithfully.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (bxPTJ)

Broad is the way that leads to destruction...

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:34 PM (oUcR5)

400
I see that people have started salvaging old logs from the bottoms of rivers and lakes now.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:28 PM (JZT2F)
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Been happening for decades. In the mid-60's, Dad and Uncle Bob (Mom's close sister's husband) bought an old small tugboat and used it to pull logs off the beaches of Puget Sound and sold them to local mills.
I was about 9 or 10, but as the oldest kid, got to go with Dad. It was really cool for a kid to watch. And spending the day on Puget Sound, well, there are a lot of less cool things to do.
They pulled off a lot of logs in the couple of years they did it, but others started doing similar and the supply of good logs laying on a beach pretty much dried up.
I don't think that Dad and Uncle Bob made a lot of money at it, but they seemed to always drink one hell of a lot of beer all day, and the Moms were never around on the tug.

Hmmmm.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM (sy5kK)

401 I wish they would bring back Storage Wars. I know some of it was set up but most was not. It is like a treasure hunt.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM (2DOZq)

402 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal.

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal."
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:29 PM (Mzdiz)

This is absolutely true. One of the places where I struggle, however, is the fact that Christians have a commission to spread the gospel, and help change the fallen world. We certainly do that by spreading the Word, but we also do that by good works, and lots of those works involve money. The Good Samaritan did a great thing, but he also had money with which to do it. I'm not a Prosperity Gospel guy, but I think there is a truth there that shouldn't be thrown out wholesale. Just not sure which part, however.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM (mdjgu)

403 383 Pug

I've considered Montana, but I'm just so tired of snow. I think I'll be looking south...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM (GV6ps)

404
All that helicopter money is going to set off an inflationary fire, as I've been rambling about. The signs are all getting aligned for. And, again, the Fed is not going to be able to stop it without destroying the federal govt. When you're $28T in debt, 20% interest rates will kill you.

I was reading how a lot of the latest $1400 checks are being blown in Vegas. That money has already bidded up prices there to pre-lockdown levels.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM (Mzdiz)

405 It always amazes me that people sell their family heirlooms. The young people today are not interested in preserving their histories.
Posted by: ALH

None of my kids want any of my furniture and much of it is very, very well made - handmade too. Bums me out.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:36 PM (Rvt88)

406 Your soul will prosper, not in this life, but in heaven.
You can find many good theological debunkings of this, which is known as "prosperity gospel".
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:22 PM (Mzdiz
Consider that every Prophet and Saint that we revere generally lived lives of great suffering and hardship. Prosperity more easily comes to those who serve the god of THIS world faithfully.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (bxPTJ)


Wait, we are supposed to focus on a future life?

/s

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:36 PM (hOUT3)

407 Re Osteen: This is like the disagreement my wife and I have about Unitarianism. I think they don't actually believe anything, they're just generally nice people who meet occasionally and sometimes do good works. My wife says that's better than nothing, and it may lead some to the Gospel. We're both right, of course; it's just a matter of perspective.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 11:36 PM (BMmaB)

408 I'll pay my prop tax with it like I did last year.
Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:34 PM (qpX6U)

It's nice owning your home, n'est pas?

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:36 PM (oUcR5)

409 Biden has alien eyes.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 11:36 PM (XxJt1)

410 >>> 395 355 >> I do believe that God explicitly says that if you follow His ways, you will prosper

Your soul will prosper, not in this life, but in heaven.

You can find many good theological debunkings of this, which is known as "prosperity gospel".
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:22 PM (Mzdiz

Consider that every Prophet and Saint that we revere generally lived lives of great suffering and hardship. Prosperity more easily comes to those who serve the god of THIS world faithfully.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (bxPTJ)

Why are you all looking at me?

Posted by: Hillary! at March 24, 2021 11:36 PM (b8eqQ)

411 "All that helicopter money is going to set off an inflationary fire, "

It seems inevitable.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:37 PM (qpX6U)

412 Dad and Uncle Bob had to get a license to do that, it was called, I think, a "Log Patrol" license.
Once in a while, a local home owner would come out and bitch at them for pulling a big fat log off their beach, but it was completely legal, salvaging downed timber.
WA has all kinds of timber laws. Goes with the territory.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:37 PM (sy5kK)

413 > I don't think that Dad and Uncle Bob made a lot of money at it, but they seemed to always drink one hell of a lot of beer all day

Hey, if you can be out in nature, and make beer money besides, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:37 PM (JZT2F)

414 I didn't get any Covid money. No I'm not bitter.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:37 PM (2DOZq)

415 "It's nice owning your home, n'est pas?"

My prop tax is pretty modest, but I take your point.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at March 24, 2021 11:38 PM (qpX6U)

416 Old grain elevators...some of those beams are 2 ft on a side by 30 ft. long.
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In the 80's downtown Chicago expanded and started renovating old industrial buildings. The oak beams they took out of those buildings were beautiful and I bet they could have been had for a song if you could find a way to lift them. Old big wood. (that's what she said)

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 11:38 PM (+ya+t)

417 > Dad and Uncle Bob had to get a license to do that, it was called, I think, a "Log Patrol" license.

Makes sense. Unsecured logs floating around would be hazards to navigation.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:38 PM (JZT2F)

418 I've considered Montana, but I'm just so tired of snow. I think I'll be looking south...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM (GV6ps)

Yup. That's my wife's main reason for hesitating.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Skwerls Clog Dancing on My Roof at March 24, 2021 11:39 PM (4l77G)

419 388 Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:28 PM (W+kMI)


Bless your sister, it she is in the NoVA area, I'll help her move it!
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Thank you kindly, sir, but it will go from one end of Ohio to the other end, most likely. Nephew and brother-in-law will do the grunt work, while I kindly hold the door, most likely. Sis is welcome to as much of the estate as she wants, as there is not much room in the double-wide here for actual furniture of quality. Besides I think the community HOA forbids that I buy from an establishment higher than Ikea or Big Lots.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:39 PM (W+kMI)

420 Biden has Brazil like stretch face eyes ever since last year's primaries kicked into high gear.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 24, 2021 11:39 PM (+WWsf)

421 It always amazes me that people sell their family heirlooms. The young people today are not interested in preserving their histories.
Posted by: ALH

None of my kids want any of my furniture and much of it is very, very well made - handmade too. Bums me out.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:36 PM (Rvt8

My wife and her sister are the end of the line for her family. Cousins are pretty distant. There are real heirlooms in her family that we will probably pass on to my children from my first marriage and to her cousins, but we really need to think about the "story" that goes with each of them. In some cases, where there really isn't a story, the right thing to do is to sell them.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 11:39 PM (BMmaB)

422 399 Prosperity more easily comes to those who serve the god of THIS world faithfully.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2021 11:33 PM (bxPTJ)

Broad is the way that leads to destruction...
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Especially the redheaded broads, they are a sure path to ruination.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:40 PM (W+kMI)

423 I didn't get any Covid money. No I'm not bitter.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:37 PM (2DOZq)


Neither did I...

But my taxes funded a LOT of COVID money that went to people that NEVER contributed a nickel to Uncle!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:40 PM (hOUT3)

424 "All that helicopter money is going to set off an inflationary fire, "

Hubs is turning the back porch into a screened in porch. The price of wood is outrageous! $10 for a 2x4x8 piece of treated lumber.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (oUcR5)

425 after turning himself in to authorities yesterday.

****

Spacing matters:

...the vigilante turned himself in to police...

...the vigilante turned himself into police....

Posted by: Muldoon at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (m45I2)

426 "You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place
exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey."

Find the guy who made the bomb, chain it to his neck and one of his feet to the floor, get back 200 yards and start taking shots at him with an ar-15 (no scope) until he defuses the bomb.
Sounds like good fun.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (jhfQJ)

427 > But my taxes funded a LOT of COVID money

Nah. All your taxes (and more) were already spent on other shit.

The COVIDs handouts were pure deficit spending.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (JZT2F)

428 Hubs is turning the back porch into a screened in porch. The price of wood is outrageous! $10 for a 2x4x8 piece of treated lumber.
Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (oUcR5)

That's supply and demand at work, not inflation due to dollar printing. Supply is way down from a normal year.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 11:42 PM (BMmaB)

429 > ..the vigilante turned himself into police....


Werepolice: totally a thing.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:42 PM (JZT2F)

430 I see that people have started salvaging old logs from the bottoms of rivers and lakes now.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:28 PM (JZT2F)

Oh, yeah, now you mention it, I remember about 25 or more years ago, there was a small ring of guys that were busted for finding actual old growth fir at the bottom of Lake Washington, in hundreds of feet deep water, cutting them, bringing them to the surface, and selling them.
Trees as big as any old growth on land. And in fantastic condition, due to the deep cold fresh water.
But that was just out and out theft, not salvage.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:42 PM (sy5kK)

431 The COVIDs handouts were pure deficit spending.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (JZT2F)

It's like maxing out your credit cards. Not sustainable.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:43 PM (oUcR5)

432 It wouldn't surprise me if the Very Special Reserve Imported Jihad Johnny out there in Colo. used the "stimulus" cash to buy a gun. Was purchased just last week or so, just about the time the Eagle Shit. And money is fungible anyhoo, so let's just deem it having been purchased with "free" gubbmint confetti bucks.

Yep - your government is borrowing money at interest from say, China - giving it away, and people buy big screen TVs fromsay, China. Great "stimulatin" there fellas.

Quarter sawn wood is wasteful, but at least in the case of oak, it does not seem to warp, ever. It maintains dimensions and beauty.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2021 11:43 PM (T3zWB)

433 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (JZT2F)

Thanks RB, I lost focus there for a second there!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:43 PM (hOUT3)

434 "the vigilante turned himself into police"

I'm afraid you've misjudged me...

Posted by: Inspector Callahan at March 24, 2021 11:43 PM (8oyb5)

435 This is like the disagreement my wife and I have about Unitarianism. I think they don't actually believe anything, they're just generally nice people who meet occasionally and sometimes do good works. My wife says that's better than nothing, and it may lead some to the Gospel. We're both right, of course; it's just a matter of perspective.



in fairness, what difference is it if the believe anything? believing in something is not inherently good or bad.

If every instinct you had was to do everything that God wanted you to do and you did it and you had never heard of God, would it matter?

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:44 PM (4Jold)

436 424 "All that helicopter money is going to set off an inflationary fire, "

Hubs is turning the back porch into a screened in porch. The price of wood is outrageous! $10 for a 2x4x8 piece of treated lumber.
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There's plenty of fine timber in the USA right now, due to the logging moratorium. But all that wood has to get burnt up in forest fires instead of being carefully harvested to give Uncle Sam some honest $$ and the rest of us decently priced wood. But no, let's all be virtuously Green here at home while we denude the Third World of natural resources.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 24, 2021 11:44 PM (W+kMI)

437 So looks like the "like doll's eye" phrase comes from the movie Jaws?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2021 11:44 PM (qlFIA)

438 Trees as big as any old growth on land. And in fantastic condition, due to the deep cold fresh water.

But that was just out and out theft, not salvage.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Was that the "sunken forest"?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:44 PM (r1z5A)

439 Sadly, when I liquidated the household of my late Dad & Step Mom, there was not a single piece of heirloom grade furniture there to save. Unless you count one 1970s, heavy pine, torch-flamed, cheaply stained and even more cheaply polyurethaned monstrosity of a "China Hutch", as that. I did keep all of the guns, silverware, coins, and quite a bit of memorabilia. The rest though, was junk. As in paying an overweight fee on a 20 yd. dumpster level of junk.

Sold of a great many books, too many from "conservative" authors from Before Trump, when they all outed themselves as the charlatans they are. Kept a few gems from the bookshelf, donated the rest. A ticking countdown clock to get the house ready for sale, and me back to Texas, well, I had to work within those tight constraints. Big Credit to Insom & Backwards Boy for their help and support in the doing, too.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2021 11:45 PM (QzJWU)

440 Yep - your government is borrowing money at interest from say, China - giving it away, and people buy big screen TVs fromsay, China. Great "stimulatin" there fellas.

Oh, they're just printing it. The Fed is buying the Treasury issues that fund the stimulus.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 11:45 PM (BMmaB)

441 Tonypete, you also have mail.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at March 24, 2021 11:45 PM (Agr8U)

442
The COVIDs handouts were pure deficit spending.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:41 PM (JZT2F)

Which proves Biden/Democrats are once again, lying pieces of sh*t.
Why do they need to raise taxes on everyone when they can just continue to deficit spend their way forever?
Because they want to hurt and control regular American people, that's why.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:45 PM (sy5kK)

443 Well, I finally pulled the trigger and went to Brave full time. I've been using it on my phone for a while now, but only occasionally on the desktop.

Mozilla's latest wokescold fuckery pushed me over the top.


So far so good.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:46 PM (JZT2F)

444 So looks like the "like doll's eye" phrase comes from the movie Jaws?
Posted by: 1


yeah, then, you think there is nothing there and they roll back into his head and he screams,"kamala, right there! Yes, shove your entire fist in! Jil, giver her a push!"

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:46 PM (4Jold)

445 It's gonna be hard to wean people off of this
helicopter money now that they've tasted it three times.


I know, I can't just stop at 3 guns.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2021 11:46 PM (ybIRR)

446 Old grain elevators...some of those beams are 2 ft on a side by 30 ft. long.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp

We had a place like that near me when I was growing up. The thing I remember from it was the 'elevator' belts. Not for grain, but for moving a guy from floor to floor. The belt had small 'shelves' if you will, to stand on while you traveled from floor to floor. They didn't stop or start so you had to time your steps onto and off of them just right.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:47 PM (Rvt88)

447
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Was that the "sunken forest"?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:44 PM (r1z5A)

Yup.

So glad that local folks over 30something hang out here, rat!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:47 PM (sy5kK)

448 I know, I can't just stop at 3 guns.
Posted by: B



this is what everybody should be saying

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:47 PM (4Jold)

449 in fairness, what difference is it if the believe anything? believing in something is not inherently good or bad.

If every instinct you had was to do everything that God wanted you to do and you did it and you had never heard of God, would it matter?
Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:44 PM (4Jold)

That's pretty much my wife's point, and she does have a point. But if you care about their souls and the Great Commission, you would sure like them to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 11:47 PM (BMmaB)

450 > Because they want to hurt and control regular American people

Bingo.

There's no reason, in theory, that the government couldn't be funded from pure deficit spending, if one were willing to accept the resulting inflation. It's not like there's anything actually backing a "dollar", anyway. It's just bits on someone's hard drive.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:48 PM (JZT2F)

451 $10 for a 2x4x8 piece of treated lumber.
Posted by: ALH

Last I checked, a sheet of CDX 1/2 ply was almost $54.

Fifty.four.freaking.dollars

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:48 PM (Rvt88)

452 One of my unrealized dreams is to build one of the "New Yankee Workshop" projects.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp

*****

Check out their trestle table. A pretty straightforward build.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 24, 2021 11:49 PM (m45I2)

453 >> Prosperity more easily comes to those who serve the god of THIS world faithfully.

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste. I've been around for a long, long year, stole many a man's soul and faith....

Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:49 PM (Mzdiz)

454 Before income tax, the Federal government got it's money from tariffs.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:49 PM (oUcR5)

455 So glad that local folks over 30something hang out here, rat!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Heh, thanks LCD, but I ain't the walking google you are!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (r1z5A)

456 The Covid stimulus was a lie from the beginning. It had nothing to do with Covid except as an excuse. Most people spent the money on non essentials which proves it was unnecessary.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (2DOZq)

457 > Yep - your government is borrowing money at interest from say, China - giving it away, and people buy big screen TVs fromsay, China.

If the Chinese are willing to give us big screen TVs for imaginary pieces of green paper, the more fool them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (JZT2F)

458 I see Nevada just crowned a dude as Miss Silver State - which means he's probably going to be "Miss" Nevada.

Anyone ready for a dude to win Ms America?
In 2021 America the woman of the year will be a man. Aren't we all proud?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (qlFIA)

459 JIM SND, those "conservative authors" you referred to make it a challenge to maintain my unshakable opposition to book-burning.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (XxJt1)

460
We had a place like that near me when I was
growing up. The thing I remember from it was the 'elevator' belts. Not
for grain, but for moving a guy from floor to floor. The belt had small
'shelves' if you will, to stand on while you traveled from floor to
floor. They didn't stop or start so you had to time your steps onto and
off of them just right.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:47 PM (Rvt8

That's like the office building elevators in the bad old days in the Warsaw Pact.You cn still find a few of those in Eastern Europe/East Germany. If you want, you can shove your hand right into the gears and chains as you ride on up to your commie gov't job. Cheerful.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (jhfQJ)

461 Last I checked, a sheet of CDX 1/2 ply was almost $54.
Fifty.four.freaking.dollars
Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:48 PM (Rvt8

Ho Lee Chit!

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (oUcR5)

462 If every instinct you had was to do everything that God wanted you to do and you did it and you had never heard of God, would it matter?
Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:44 PM (4Jold)

That's pretty much my wife's point, and she does have a point. But if you care about their souls and the Great Commission, you would sure like them to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
Posted by: Caesar


I agree, not trying to start a fight, maybe I am I enjoy that, but I agree with you and her.

I do understand the value of believing and the importance of it.

it is interesting

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (4Jold)

463

Some years ago, I was out on a lake in Ontario, fishing, when I spied what appeared to tree branches under the boat in a few feet of water... As I focused more closely, I realised I was seeing entire trees on the bottom in at least a hundred feet of water -- the water was that clear, angle of the sun just right, etc.... I was shaken -- it was like a height thing -- I don't mind water...

Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 11:51 PM (HJRrT)

464 Thirst!

had a *REALLY* shitty day today, and have appts tomorrow, so no getting raving drunk for me tonight... FML.

gonna go grill some red meat, because "Fuck You".

BIAB.

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at March 24, 2021 11:51 PM (0iL44)

465 Check out their trestle table. A pretty straightforward build.

Posted by: Muldoon


I figured the "dough box" would be a good starter project.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:51 PM (r1z5A)

466 > Last I checked, a sheet of CDX 1/2 ply was almost $54.

Good gravy!

Haven't bought any lumber for a couple of years, and doesn't look like I will be buying any at those prices.

Now I'm wondering if I should up the security in the outbuilding where I store lumber.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:51 PM (JZT2F)

467 Starting to think the ufo thing they are announcing in June is going to be part 2 of the reset.

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:51 PM (4Jold)

468 413 > I don't think that Dad and Uncle Bob made a lot of money at it, but they seemed to always drink one hell of a lot of beer all day

Hey, if you can be out in nature, and make beer money besides, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:37 PM (JZT2F)

I finally figured that out about the time I left college. Old man was pretty damned sharp for being a blue-collar, never a day in college guy.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:52 PM (sy5kK)

469 Some years ago, I was out on a lake in Ontario, fishing, when I spied what appeared to tree branches under the boat in a few feet of water... As I focused more closely, I realised I was seeing entire trees on the bottom in at least a hundred feet of water -- the water was that clear, angle of the sun just right, etc.... I was shaken -- it was like a height thing -- I don't mind water...
Posted by: Zettai at March 24, 2021 11:51 PM (HJRrT)

I wonder if any fish go that deep?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (BMmaB)

470 Wife and I were driving down our street and here's this pickup down a ways stopping at the houses who had items at the curb, picking some, but not all.
She asked why only some and I told her they were just restocking for garage sales, picking hot sellers. Those things are a cottage industry up here.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (KATBx)

471 One question about the Colorado shooter. The media is so eager to decide that Syrians are now white with respect to crime, does that mean we can now make fun of, discriminate against and no longer trigger Syrians?

If that's the case then it might be a silver lining. If enough former protected minorities get redefined as white or white-adjacent we can stop worrying about white supremacy nonsense because the "white" part of the new paradigm will include 99% of the population and we can tell the 1% to go pound sand.

I mean what is the problem with crimes against Asians? Colleges have already decided Asians are white or even more privileged in terms of admission. And every woke SJW will tell you you can't be racist against a privileged race.

Posted by: JB1000 at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (A6JKa)

472 Bizarrely, we got the full amount for each of the four of us. I didn't think we would qualify, but we had job loss last year, which brought our household income down enough that we got a big refund and the full "economic impact payment". So Uncle Sam has given us over $13k in the last month. Score?

Of course, because we are boring, it's going in the emergency fund, which got depleted by foundation repair last summer. Although if rampant inflation really is coming, we should consider turning at least some of it into real goods...

Posted by: Mrs. Peel - Texas Morons, Support HB 1359 at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (G6Lqs)

473 Haven't bought any lumber for a couple of years, and doesn't look like I will be buying any at those prices.

Now I'm wondering if I should up the security in the outbuilding where I store lumber.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

The guy helping me with my bathroom remodel has a couple of homes under construction. The lumber package for each was double what it would have been 18 months ago.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (Rvt88)

474 Tornado watch in Austin! Crazy weather

Posted by: LASue at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (Ed8Zd)

475 Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.
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Should be the Democratic party theme song.

Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (+ya+t)

476 The Covid stimulus was a lie from the beginning. It
had nothing to do with Covid except as an excuse. Most people spent
the money on non essentials which proves it was unnecessary.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (2DOZq)

---
speak for yourself: i bought guns, ammo, reloading supplies, gunsmithing tools, food and alcohol.

all of which are OBVIOUSLY necessary.

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (0iL44)

477 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (U2p+3)

478 I used the $1200 stimulus last year to get some expensive dental work done.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:56 PM (oUcR5)

479 467 Starting to think the ufo thing they are announcing in June is going to be part 2 of the reset.

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:51 PM (4Jold)
You think those fuckers ever tell the whole truth? Nope. Everything is lwys somehow to their advantage. Any "UFO" thing is going to be, in some important way, bullshit at some important level. You'll just never be be to be sure HOW it is bullshit. But it WILL be bullshit.Getting information from the gov't is like getting financial advice from a bank. It isn't all lies.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 24, 2021 11:56 PM (jhfQJ)

480 477 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (U2p+3)

Hi Nurse! Maybe you're coming down with something.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (oUcR5)

481 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?





Posted by: nurse ratched
It's the weather, and we are being ruled by idiots.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (r1z5A)

482 >>>I've considered Montana, but I'm just so tired of snow.<
>It's not about snow, it's about -29degF or more for weeks. Better have a emergency bag in your vehicle.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (03n3v)

483 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (U2p+3)


Sadly nurse, you are obviously a sentient being and can connect the obvious dots!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (hOUT3)

484 Like I'm totally unworthy of any joy. At all?

Fine. Whatever.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (U2p+3)

485 About time the Ohio legislature got off its ass and told the petty tyrannical gnome to go fuck himself. I'm sure their actual measure against his authoritarianism is pretty weak though.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (vMCab)

486 ..JIM SND, those "conservative authors" you referred to make it a challenge to maintain my unshakable opposition to book-burning. Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2021 11:50 PM (XxJt1)

Load 'em up in the Hemi, bring 'em to the TxMoMeet. We'll give 'em an honorable death by Firing Squad. Then, the burning will be only of the corpses of what had once been books, but no longer are. Hmm.. maybe we should invite their authors, too? *evil grin*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (QzJWU)

487 418 I've considered Montana, but I'm just so tired of snow. I think I'll be looking south...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM (GV6ps)

Yup. That's my wife's main reason for hesitating.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Skwerls Clog Dancing on My Roof at March 24, 2021 11:39 PM (4l77G)

Missoula isn't too bad for snow. Little LCD, when he went to U of Montana, would watch the Seattle weather and text me when Missoula's winter weather was milder than Seattle's weather.
I'd also take 28 degrees, an inch of dry powder calmly falling on the ground anytime over 41 degrees, blowing 25 mph rain hitting my face sideways.
I am guessing he wasn't doing it to give me a local weather report.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (sy5kK)

488 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?

Posted by:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMsrE-9CLFg

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 24, 2021 11:58 PM (4Jold)

489 >> The Fed is buying the Treasury issues that fund the stimulus.

Yep, monetizing Uncle Debt like crazy. And the thing, the whole damned world has been doing the same thing. The ECB, BoE, all the big central banks. Hell the Bank of Japan has been *buying stocks* to keep the markets propped up (the Fed has actually done that too, but indirectly. They can't do it legally, but even that may not matter soon -- they seem to do what they want anyway).

They've been doing this for 12 years to save the system from the Crash of '08. The monetary base, M0, (the actual dollars in the system) was about $800B before '08. It's now over $5T. That is, they've increased the base money by 6x in 12 years.

But it didn't do anything yet, except keep the markets propped up. Once it gets to circulating (velocity), then it starts the inflationary fire.

They can't roll this back without destroying the system. They know this.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:58 PM (Mzdiz)

490 I used the $1200 stimulus last year to get some expensive dental work done.
Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:56 PM (oUcR5

I would consider that essential. Would you have not done it unless you got the stimulus?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:58 PM (2DOZq)

491 484 Like I'm totally unworthy of any joy. At all?



Fine. Whatever.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (U2p+3)

types.....
deletes.....
types....
deletes....

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 24, 2021 11:59 PM (jhfQJ)

492 Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.
--------
Should be the Democratic party theme song.
Posted by: dartist at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (+ya+t)

There was a movie that some French filmmaker made of the Stones recording that song. The revolutionary bits were childish, but the bits of the Stones in the studio were really interesting. Brian Jones was near the end, and Mick literally stuck him in a soundproofed corner with an acoustic guitar where his feed was turned down to about zero. Keef and Charlie Watts have bigger creative inputs than you might expect.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 11:59 PM (BMmaB)

493
Load 'em up in the Hemi, bring 'em to the TxMoMeet. We'll give 'em an honorable death by Firing Squad. Then, the burning will be only of the corpses of what had once been books, but no longer are. Hmm.. maybe we should invite their authors, too? *evil grin*
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (QzJWU)

Jim, what's evil about that?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2021 11:59 PM (sy5kK)

494 477 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (U2p+3)

Anyone who lives in Washington State and who doesn't feel it is an idiot.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2021 11:59 PM (bxPTJ)

495 Would you have not done it unless you got the stimulus?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:58 PM (2DOZq)

Yes, I would. I would like to be able to eat an apple when I'm 90, if God lets me live that long.

Posted by: ALH at March 24, 2021 11:59 PM (oUcR5)

496 You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey."

Pour from five to three until 3 is full, leaving 2 in 5g jug. Mark level. Dump or drink 3g jug. Pour 2 from 5 in 3g jug. Fill 5gal to 2gal mark, add water (2g) from 3gal jug. 4g in big jug - now go win

Posted by: Jean at March 24, 2021 11:59 PM (Xih1H)

497 I like the Karen dialogue.

Makes about as much sense as anything that the Left is spewing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 24, 2021 11:59 PM (fLVm1)

498 > The guy helping me with my bathroom remodel has a couple of homes under construction.

I don't have a huge amount on hand, but usually when I do a project I buy a few extra whatevers just to have some on hand for future small jobs (plywood, studs, cedar fence boards, PVC pipe, etc.).

When the snow melts a bit I'll go look to see what I have out there. Maybe I'll Craigslist it if there's enough profit to make it worth my while.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:00 AM (JZT2F)

499 Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (U2p+3)

Nurse,, despair not we need you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:00 AM (hOUT3)

500 Hmm.. maybe we should invite their authors, too? *evil grin*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (QzJWU)


LOL! I thought that was who you were referring to all along.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (XxJt1)

501 They can't roll this back without destroying the system. They know this.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2021 11:58 PM (Mzdiz)

that's why nations are supposed to stay away from this roller coaster ride. Once you go over the big hill at the beginning, and we're past it, then the rest of the ride goes by way too fast for you to do anything about it.

it's almost amusing how they think they will always be able to keep everything under control. Every one else who ever tried that thought the same thing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (bxPTJ)

502 Posted by: Jean
We have determined half the horde lived and half blew themselves to kingdom come.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (r1z5A)

503 Anyone ever had both a discectomy and a laminectomy?

Posted by: SMH at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (wparq)

504 Question for you Yankees - What does "No Standing" mean? Why don't you just say "No Parking"?

Posted by: ALH at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (oUcR5)

505 477 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (U2p+3)

--------

You're observant and insightful?

That's my guess, anyway.

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1929!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (fLVm1)

506 You think those fuckers ever tell the whole truth? Nope. Everything is lwys somehow to their advantage. Any "UFO" thing is going to be, in some important way, bullshit at some important level. You'll just never be be to be sure HOW it is bullshit. But it WILL be bullshit.Getting information from the gov't is like getting financial advice from a bank. It isn't all lies.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 24, 2021 11:56 PM (jhfQJ)

Interesting. I just ran across an article in takimag that says basically the same thing, but better than I could say it. The author compares us to the late Soviet Union in that the people know they're being lied to and the rest of the world is having to try to figure out from indirect indicators what's really going on, just like we had to do with the Kremlin. https://tinyurl.com/22k2jsbe

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:03 AM (BMmaB)

507 Hiya, Nurse! Sorry you've got the Fearless Fosdick overhead cloud thing going, but we're here to bring you smiles, all the same.

So, pull up a chair and pour a glass of your favorite. Sooner or later, you'll end up pointing and laughing at one of us for some dumb thing or another. We're good at some dumb thing or anothers!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2021 12:03 AM (QzJWU)

508 Every one else who ever tried that thought the same thing.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (bxPTJ)

You go bankrupt slowly at first, and then fast at the end.

Posted by: ALH at March 25, 2021 12:03 AM (oUcR5)

509 I sacrificed a lot to build my savings so I could retire early. I'm not happy about current developments to say the least. Going to buy more freezed dried food. At least I'll be able to eat after my savings are worth nothing.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 25, 2021 12:04 AM (2DOZq)

510 I think I will stop drinking and hit the sack, I have an 0830 doctor's appointment!

And I have a Conor dog that will expect breakfast!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:04 AM (hOUT3)

511 Eh.... nations have survived currency crashes before.

As long as it doesn't devolve into outright war where the infrastructure is wrecked, it's usually only a temporary inconvenience.

Even if the infrastructure IS wrecked, it can come back faster than you think. Look at Germany and Japan post-WWII. Both bombed flat, both back to being major economic powers within fifteen years.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (JZT2F)

512 Three gallons weighs roughly 25 pounds. Screw volumetrics and go all Raiders of the Lost Ark. Deftly swap the jug when it feels like a medium sized dog or small child and hope for the best.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (+WWsf)

513 sacrificed a lot to build my savings so I could retire early. I'm not happy about current developments to say the least. Going to buy more freezed dried food. At least I'll be able to eat after my savings are worth nothing.
Posted by: S


if you are not going anywhere, canned food is better

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (4Jold)

514 Niters, Hrothgar.

Posted by: SMH at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (wparq)

515 477 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (U2p+3)

Because Jay Inslee is your governor. Same as it always was.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (sy5kK)

516 Hi Jim,
It would be nice if you were right.

I'll lurk and see.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (U2p+3)

517 Wife and I were driving down our street and here's this pickup down a
ways stopping at the houses who had items at the curb, picking some, but
not all.
She asked why only some and I told her they were just
restocking for garage sales, picking hot sellers. Those things are a
cottage industry up here.
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Mexicans scrapping metal around here is what that is. Put something out and it's gone in 15 minutes. They bust ass around here but I hate that fucking blasting music.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2021 12:06 AM (+ya+t)

518 You go bankrupt slowly at first, and then fast at the end.

Posted by: ALH
Heh, what's terminal velocity for an economy?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 25, 2021 12:06 AM (r1z5A)

519 Nurse ratched, would it be out of order if I offered you a big ole hug?

Posted by: irongrampa at March 25, 2021 12:06 AM (KATBx)

520 > I sacrificed a lot to build my savings so I could retire early.

It may be time (or past time) to move some of it into hard assets.

The intrinsic value of bits on someone's hard drive is...pretty small.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:06 AM (JZT2F)

521 I was only 10 years old when Nixon signed the price control EO. Did it work or did it make inflation worse?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 25, 2021 12:06 AM (2DOZq)

522

Maybe, you've developed an anxiety disorder, Nurse...

Posted by: Zettai at March 25, 2021 12:06 AM (HJRrT)

523 > if you are not going anywhere, canned food is better

Buy guns, so you can protect your canned food (or, less admirably, take the canned food away from someone who has canned food).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:07 AM (JZT2F)

524 *wanders off*

Posted by: SMH at March 25, 2021 12:07 AM (wparq)

525 SMH

Thank you

You and Ex-Ex remain in my prayers, FWIW!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:08 AM (hOUT3)

526 Question for you Yankees - What does "No Standing" mean? Why don't you just say "No Parking"?
Posted by: ALH at March 25, 2021 12:02 AM (oUcR5)

Not a Yankee, but I always thought no standing meant not to sit in the car or truck idling, blocking the loading zone if you're not actually loading or unloading, like at the airport.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:08 AM (BMmaB)

527 Mexicans scrapping metal around here is what that
is. Put something out and it's gone in 15 minutes. They bust ass around
here but I hate that fucking blasting music.


Posted by: dartist
Nephew put out some stuff and wrote free on it. It stayed, he put 10 dollars on the sign. It got stolen.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 25, 2021 12:08 AM (r1z5A)

528 Buy guns, so you can protect your canned food (or, less admirably, take the canned food away from someone who has canned food).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:07 AM (JZT2F)

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There are no rules in The Thunderdome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:08 AM (fLVm1)

529 Canned food can double as a projectile in a potato gun. Freeze dried much less so.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 25, 2021 12:08 AM (+WWsf)

530 Nurse ratched, would it be out of order if I offered you a big ole hug?
Posted by: irongrampa

WATCH HIS HANDS NURSE!!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 12:09 AM (Rvt88)

531 *wanders off*

Posted by: SMH

Silver alert for SMH!!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 25, 2021 12:09 AM (r1z5A)

532 They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if you don't see your doctor for regular check-ups, you're bananas.

Posted by: Peggy Hill at March 25, 2021 12:09 AM (Z7toj)

533 Buy guns, so you can protect your canned food (or, less admirably, take the canned food away from someone who has canned food).

Posted by: R



agreed, however, having extra booze and food gives you something to barter with the whores. and in that environment, there are going to be a bunch, of whores.

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 25, 2021 12:09 AM (4Jold)

534 I was only 10 years old when Nixon signed the price control EO. Did it work or did it make inflation worse?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 25, 2021 12:06 AM (2DOZq)

Inflation is always a monetary phenomenon. Price freezes, if they have any impact at all, only create shortages.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:09 AM (BMmaB)

535 > Did it work

It did not. Nor did Ford's idiotic "Whip Inflation Now" program. Nor did Jimmy Earl's ineffectual fucking around.

The economy didn't really start to improve until Reagan had been President for a couple of years. Then it got boomed to a degree that took one term of Bush I and two terms of Clenis to bring it back down.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:09 AM (JZT2F)

536
Interesting. I just ran across an article in
takimag that says basically the same thing, but better than I could say
it. The author compares us to the late Soviet Union in that the people
know they're being lied to and the rest of the world is having to try to
figure out from indirect indicators what's really going on, just like
we had to do with the Kremlin. https://tinyurl.com/22k2jsbe

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:03 AM (BMmaB)

This is what bothers me. In the Soviet Union, by about 1985, all the kids who were idealistic and stupid in their youth had grown up and didn't believe anything the gov't said, and the youngest adults were split into 3: true believers, true disbelievers, and people who just wanted to get by.
The result was a polity that neither trusted any institution, nor saw any particular way forward. You could smell the despair off people who came from that system. THAT is where we are headed.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 25, 2021 12:10 AM (jhfQJ)

537 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?
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I think it has to be directly related to not enough booze in the house.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2021 12:10 AM (+ya+t)

538 482 Dr Bone

I have kept a BOB in my vehicles forever, and not just for weather issues... But yeah, certainly wouldn't dig that kind of cold. Uh-uh. Nope.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 25, 2021 12:10 AM (GV6ps)

539 nurse, I understand your despair and I'm free as a bird in Oklahoma. I don't know how you stand it in Washington.

There have been days when...well let's just say there have been some truly crippling days. What I learned--and this will sound trite-- is that doing something, anything will help.

Sending quiet thoughts your way.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2021 12:10 AM (XxJt1)

540 As long as it doesn't devolve into outright war where the infrastructure is wrecked, it's usually only a temporary inconvenience.

Even if the infrastructure IS wrecked, it can come back faster than you think. Look at Germany and Japan post-WWII. Both bombed flat, both back to being major economic powers within fifteen years

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (JZT2F)

not a good analogy - they just had to return to the newly ascendant international financial system as junior partners of the now powerful US, and this system had large amounts of capital available to put into their rebuilding.

When we go down, the entire worlds financial and economic system goes down with us. The only analogy I can think of is 6th century Rome. The kind of thing that will take a century, or 10, to come back from.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2021 12:11 AM (bxPTJ)

541 Talking to my kids - Ive found the bright side - they no longer trust the government.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2021 12:12 AM (Xih1H)

542 > and this system had large amounts of capital

"Capital" is just ones and zeros on a hard drive.

As long as the infrastructure isn't damaged, we'll be fine.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:12 AM (JZT2F)

543 fwiw, the internets are depressing as fuck, even if you are watching good prn.

incidentally, have you ever noticed there is no prn with rn?

coincidence?

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 25, 2021 12:13 AM (4Jold)

544
I know I go on about this shit a lot lately, but I want you to look at this. This is M0, monetary base. A graph of what the Fed has done over the last 12 years, which you see at FRED. FRED at the St. Louis Fed

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/
series/BOGMBASE

Now, you see that slow, steady increase. Then BAM!. That was the first QE in response to the Crash of '08. Then you see a series of steps, BAM!, BAM!. That was the successive rounds of QE, QE II, QE III, etc.

The around 2015, it leveled off and you see their were slowly, slowly unwinding. The, 2020 and 'Rona, and a nuclear level BAM!!!! A bigger jump that any of them before.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:13 AM (Mzdiz)

545 When we go down, the entire worlds financial and economic system goes down with us.
...
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 25, 2021 12:11 AM (bxPTJ)

Civilization is only an idea!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:13 AM (hOUT3)

546 Oklahoma.

Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:13 AM (fLVm1)

547 Nurse, you've got less to despair 'bout than most here. A successful downsizing, new Marine, other kid doing great, and a snuggly and highly interesting cat who loves you.

At least I have a cat(s).


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2021 12:14 AM (QzJWU)

548
Look at Germany and Japan post-WWII. Both bombed flat, both back
to being major economic powers within fifteen years


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (JZT2F)


I like the cut of your jib!

Posted by: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi at March 25, 2021 12:14 AM (jhfQJ)

549 When we go down, the entire worlds financial and economic system goes down with us.
...
Posted by: T


when the U.S. goes down it is going down harder than everybody

it is not even gong to be noticed in somalia or itly

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 25, 2021 12:15 AM (4Jold)

550 545 When we go down, the entire worlds financial and economic system goes down with us.
...

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And historians still can't figure out what started the Greek Dark Ages.,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:15 AM (fLVm1)

551 Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain.
Posted by: Cicero (


yeah the wind is trying to gtfo of there too

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 25, 2021 12:15 AM (4Jold)

552 I know I go on about this shit a lot lately, but I want you to look at this. This is M0, monetary base. A graph of what the Fed has done over the last 12 years, which you see at FRED. FRED at the St. Louis Fed

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/
series/BOGMBASE

Now, you see that slow, steady increase. Then BAM!. That was the first QE in response to the Crash of '08. Then you see a series of steps, BAM!, BAM!. That was the successive rounds of QE, QE II, QE III, etc.

The around 2015, it leveled off and you see their were slowly, slowly unwinding. The, 2020 and 'Rona, and a nuclear level BAM!!!! A bigger jump that any of them before.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:13 AM (Mzdiz)

Velocity must have gone down significantly. As things continue to come back, the Fed will have to start unwinding the balance sheet.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:16 AM (BMmaB)

553 And historians still can't figure out what started the Greek Dark Ages.,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:15 AM



Greek homos?

Posted by: Zettai at March 25, 2021 12:16 AM (HJRrT)

554 Look at Germany and Japan post-WWII. Both bombed flat, both back
to being major economic powers within fifteen years
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:05 AM (JZT2F)


A model for Iran and Afghanifuckistan?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:16 AM (hOUT3)

555 And historians still can't figure out what started the Greek Dark Ages.,
Posted by: Cicero (


the thing is is they did not have surefire and bemyers

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 25, 2021 12:17 AM (4Jold)

556 451 $10 for a 2x4x8 piece of treated lumber.
Posted by: ALH

Last I checked, a sheet of CDX 1/2 ply was almost $54.

Fifty.four.freaking.dollars
Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2021 11:48 PM (Rvt8

Last fall, talking with a buddy in the timber industry. He said that all of the Free Covid Money has many of those who would normally be working in mills are just sitting home and cashing checks.
Not a problem a year and a half ago. But then, with zero interest rates, everyone and their dog wants to suddenly build a new house or remodel their existing home. Existing inventory disappers, and not enough people working to cut the trees or mill the lumber.
Demand for lumber skyrockets, and no workers to hire for the mills to meet demand.
Pretty much a case study for an introductory college Economics class.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 12:17 AM (sy5kK)

557 Greek homos?
Posted by: Zettai at March 25, 2021 12:16 AM (HJRrT)


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They stole the "dark" ages from the black Africans.

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at March 25, 2021 12:17 AM (fLVm1)

558 Excellent content Mishum. Yes I read it. Actually read last night's as well after I woke up at 2:30. Zappa's cover of Ring of Fire was the best Zappa I have heard.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 12:17 AM (xeYRu)

559 And historians still can't figure out what started the Greek Dark Ages.,
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:15 AM (fLVm1)


Volcanic activity and the Sea People.

Posted by: buzzion at March 25, 2021 12:17 AM (vMCab)

560 having seen some vids from miami the dark ages might be here now

Posted by: confederatefifth at March 25, 2021 12:18 AM (4Jold)

561
Now, that's not all the money that was created during 2020. Treasury borrowed a shit ton. Issued more Ts, which the Fed monetized, and Treasury amassed at the peak $1.7T in "cash" in it's Fed account.

Now, the way M0 works, money in Uncle's "checking account" doesn't count towards M0. It's not in the banking system. It's just parked.

Guess what, with the stimulus they are now dumping that pile. In one day the other week, March 16th or something, they dumped $270B into the system. Nearly $300B in new money in one fucking day.

M0 is going to go up another trillion or so in a very short time.

I was reading, that 270B in one day did cause shocks (key interbank rates went negative) -- the news media doesn't even mention this stuff.

An inflationary fire the likes of which we're never seen is about to be ignited.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (Mzdiz)

562 *contented sigh*
One of the sweetest sounds in the world is rain on a tin roof.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (XxJt1)

563 510 I think I will stop drinking and hit the sack, I have an 0830 doctor's appointment!

And I have a Conor dog that will expect breakfast!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:04 AM (hOUT3)

You're damned right I do!

Posted by: Conor at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (sy5kK)

564 > A model for Iran and Afghanifuckistan?

Nah. Germany and Japan were civilized countries before. Turns out that matters.

The Shah tried to make Iran into a civilized country, and was actually making some good progress toward that. Then Carter sold him down the river.

I still think Carter got turned by the Sovs when he was a young nuc.

Afghanistan is a shithole, always has been a shithole, and likely always will be a shithole.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (JZT2F)

565 Good people of the dark, I wish you well on the morrow, but I am going to crash!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (hOUT3)

566 Oh yeah. There's "content."

*goes up and peruses content*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (fLVm1)

567 When the smoke clears and we crawl from under the ruble and log on we'll see ace has just posted a nood. We'll be good.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (+ya+t)

568 Good night, all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:20 AM (JZT2F)

569 519 Nurse ratched, would it be out of order if I offered you a big ole hug?
Posted by: irongrampa

*sneeks in*
*snuggles under arm*

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 25, 2021 12:21 AM (U2p+3)

570 You're damned right I do!
Posted by: Conor at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (sy5kK)


I knew I should not have given you access to a paw friendly keyboard!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:21 AM (hOUT3)

571 When the smoke clears and we crawl from under the ruble and log on we'll see ace has just posted a nood. We'll be good.
Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (+ya+t)

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We.
Are.
Famileeee

Posted by: Sister Sledge at March 25, 2021 12:21 AM (fLVm1)

572 speak for yourself: i bought guns, ammo, reloading supplies, gunsmithing tools, food and alcohol.

all of which are OBVIOUSLY necessary.
Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (0iL44)

I believe that covers all the major food groups, red.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 12:22 AM (sy5kK)

573 Afghanistan is a shithole, always has been a shithole, and likely always will be a shithole.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 12:19 AM (JZT2F)


Kipling had an inkling...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:22 AM (hOUT3)

574 'Njght, Hrothgar. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2021 12:23 AM (XxJt1)

575 >> Velocity must have gone down significantly.

Oh it crashed -- you can go to FRED and have it calculate some graphs for you (they don't have a velocity series, but you can calculate it from what they have. Play with FRED -- it's very powerful).

Basically all this money did get into consumer/main street hands. It just propped up the stock markets and kept the debt bubble from collapsing, which it was going to do (and cause a deflationary depression).

But now, now, conditions are such that money is going to start circulating.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:23 AM (Mzdiz)

576 559 Volcanic activity and the Sea People.

Vikings?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Hq6bTBF2A

Posted by: Bilge Gates at March 25, 2021 12:23 AM (AHq56)

577 Hi nurse. Hugs to you. Wish all of us were sitting by that river up top although there would probably be a big fight over who gets the swing.

'night Horde, I gotta get up early (by my standards) and put on my happy face for an online conference!

Posted by: screaming in digital at March 25, 2021 12:23 AM (kTRt4)

578 I think we are getting less timber from Canada.

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 12:24 AM (zl7B8)

579 Vikings?

This could explain a lot.

Posted by: King Priam at March 25, 2021 12:25 AM (fLVm1)

580 Circulating out of my portfolio.

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 12:25 AM (zl7B8)

581 Volcanic activity and the Sea People.
Posted by: buzzion at March 25, 2021 12:17 AM (vMCab)


I can't hear "Sea People" without thinking "Innsmouth".

Posted by: hogmartin at March 25, 2021 12:26 AM (t+qrx)

582 >> the Fed will have to start unwinding the balance sheet.

This the thing. They can't do it. They can't unwind that. If they start dumping all those assets on the market, they will crash the price (meaning T rates go up and everything else along with). If they get the "bond vigilantes" going with that, they'll lose control of the yield curve, which will start skyrocketing, and *destroy their own balance sheet*. IOW, their assets, which they've created the money against, are now worth less than all the money in the system. This is bad.

And not to mention that skyrocketing rates will destroy the federal govt. When you're $28T in debt, and much of it short term where you have to roll trillion and trillions per year, if interest rates hit 20% like in the '70s, you are fucked.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:27 AM (Mzdiz)

583 579 Vikings?

This could explain a lot.
Posted by: King Priam at March 25, 2021 12:25 AM (fLVm1)


I know one of the presentations on the Bronze Age Collapse gives the supposed tribal names of the Sea People and they do sort of match up with various islands. So its speculation that its where they came from or where they ended up going.

Posted by: buzzion at March 25, 2021 12:27 AM (vMCab)

584 305 Fill up both jugs and hang them from the midpoint of a rod, one end of which is supported by the scale.
Posted by: t-bird at March 24, 2021 11:12 PM

Late to the thread, but you just blew my mind.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at March 25, 2021 12:27 AM (OssQ4)

585 Goodnight Mrs. Calabash wherever you are.

Posted by: dartist at March 25, 2021 12:27 AM (+ya+t)

586 472 Bizarrely, we got the full amount for each of the four of us. I didn't think we would qualify, but we had job loss last year, which brought our household income down enough that we got a big refund and the full "economic impact payment". So Uncle Sam has given us over $13k in the last month. Score?

Of course, because we are boring, it's going in the emergency fund, which got depleted by foundation repair last summer. Although if rampant inflation really is coming, we should consider turning at least some of it into real goods...
Posted by: Mrs. Peel - Texas Morons, Support HB 1359 at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (G6Lqs)

that $13k would just about cover the alcohol bill for the next TxMoMe.
Coincidence, I'm sure.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 12:28 AM (sy5kK)

587 I know one of the presentations on the Bronze Age Collapse gives the supposed tribal names of the Sea People and they do sort of match up with various islands. So its speculation that its where they came from or where they ended up going.
Posted by: buzzion at March 25, 2021 12:27 AM (vMCab)


I think that was mentioned on one of Dan Carlin's pogcats.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 25, 2021 12:28 AM (t+qrx)

588 *reads about Milwaukee's unarmed First Responder program*

*takes one step backwards*

Posted by: NC Ref at March 25, 2021 12:28 AM (AOmVJ)

589 AlaBAMA @ 123: Diehard With a Vengeance fountain scene. You have a five gallon jug and a three gallon jug. You have to place exactly four gallons on the scale or the bomb goes kaplooey.

Super easy, barely an inconvenience. Fill the 3-gal jug, empty into 5-gal jug. Repeat: you have 1 gallon in the 3-gallon jug. Dump out the 5-gal jug then dump that 1 gallon into it. Fill 3-gal jug, then dump into 5-gal jug. You have 4 gallons in the 5-gal jug.

Posted by: butch at March 25, 2021 12:28 AM (cHvOo)

590 Forgot I have to be up early, too. Time for bed. 'Night, Horde. Sleep tight when you get there.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2021 12:28 AM (XxJt1)

591 585 I know one of the presentations on the Bronze Age Collapse gives the supposed tribal names of the Sea People

Most of them do. Ramses recorded the names.

Posted by: Bilge Gates at March 25, 2021 12:29 AM (AHq56)

592 Prayers for comfort and strength offered, nurse.

Remember, all of the fools who think they are in charge will wind up answering to the ONE who is actually in charge: GOD.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at March 25, 2021 12:29 AM (2SdPm)

593 Pogcats? You can keep those in a residence?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:29 AM (fLVm1)

594 Ramses? He was full of shit.

Posted by: Moses at March 25, 2021 12:30 AM (fLVm1)

595 Pogcats? You can keep those in a residence?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:29 AM (fLVm1)


Just don't make any sudden movements. They're more afraid of you than you are of them.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 25, 2021 12:30 AM (t+qrx)

596
The short of it is that our elites, our betters, the smartest people in the room the world have launched the most disastrous monetary (and fiscal) experiment in the history of the world, and done so globally.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:30 AM (Mzdiz)

597 Bitcoin.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:31 AM (fLVm1)

598 594 Posted by: Moses


One theory is that the sea people settled in israel ...

Posted by: Bilge Gates at March 25, 2021 12:32 AM (AHq56)

599 Just don't make any sudden movements. They're more afraid of you than you are of them.

Posted by: hogmartin
Wait till we take up residence.

Posted by: The Grizzlies at March 25, 2021 12:32 AM (r1z5A)

600 I think that was mentioned on one of Dan Carlin's pogcats.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 25, 2021 12:28 AM (t+qrx)


Never heard his take on it. There's the Fall of Civilizations podcast which did cover the Bronze Age collapse.

Here's the presentation I was talking about though. 1 hour and 10 minutes.

https://youtu.be/bRcu-ysocX4

Posted by: buzzion at March 25, 2021 12:32 AM (vMCab)

601 >> Although if rampant inflation really is coming, we should consider turning at least some of it into real goods...

Yes. This right here is the positive inflationary feedback loop that makes inflation so hard and painful to stop once it gets going. When people begin to notice inflation, they begin to change their behavior in response. This behavior itself cause velocity to increase, more spending.

Basically you spend, spend, spend to get before the price increases.

Once this mindset has kicked in, it gets very hard to turn the expectations around.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:33 AM (Mzdiz)

602 Short visit tonight. The benadryl is kicking in.
It's ALWAYS a joy being here on the ONT.
Love you all, and I bid you adieu.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 25, 2021 12:35 AM (GV6ps)

603 The short of it is that our elites, our betters, the
smartest people in the room the world have launched the most disastrous
monetary (and fiscal) experiment in the history of the world, and done
so globally.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

They've had over a hundred years to buy real property with script. They couldn't care less what happens.

Posted by: The Grizzlies at March 25, 2021 12:36 AM (r1z5A)

604 Never heard his take on it. There's the Fall of Civilizations podcast which did cover the Bronze Age collapse.
Posted by: buzzion at March 25, 2021 12:32 AM (vMCab


It was one of his very early ones. I had them archived somewhere; for a while, he had the last three that he posted available free as they rotated out and I just never threw them away.

https://tinyl.io/3mj5

Posted by: hogmartin at March 25, 2021 12:36 AM (t+qrx)

605 Love you all, and I bid you adieu.
Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 25, 2021 12:35 AM (GV6ps)

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Ditto, toots.

*hic*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 12:36 AM (fLVm1)

606 Off sock.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 25, 2021 12:36 AM (r1z5A)

607 I never knew there was a band called The Revolting Cocks. You learn all kinds of stuff on this smart military blog.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at March 25, 2021 12:36 AM (sWM8x)

608 600 Here's the presentation I was talking about though


Ah, Cline ... he's very good. I saw a different one and there are about half a dozen versions on youtube.

Posted by: Bilge Gates at March 25, 2021 12:37 AM (AHq56)

609 Depressions happen when nobodys buying.
Recessions are shallow Depressions.

Keeping the cash flowing does help to keep things from crashing BUT you have debt.
I'm of the opinion that the number that gets tossed out as being the National Debt is either a misnomer or a deliberate misleading statement.
It is an artifact of how books are balanced. Assets in, debts out.

Trouble is that that's not how governments work. Their accounting is different because their assets are the country and all it's production and potential production. So yes we've put out bonds that when they are cashed will be paid for and that counts as a debt but they aren't cashed that often they're rolled over and they take time to accrue. Years in some cases.

Other wise the government would grind to a halt because of no cash. It's game of hot potato. This is like a pyramid scheme and so long as no one breaks a leg the dance goes on. All it takes is one or two countries to go belly up and the whole world will come to a halt. But the bankers will stop that from happening.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 25, 2021 12:38 AM (h4cy5)

610 Tis time. All my snow is gone in back now but the ground is like walking on a sponge, it's way too fragile. Be that way for another couple weeks. A reprieve for just a while.
Goodnite, good people--but remember we are Americans, so you hold that head HIGH and PROUD as your heritage requires.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 25, 2021 12:39 AM (KATBx)

611 They've had over a hundred years to buy real property with script. They couldn't care less what happens.
Posted by: The Grizzlies at March 25, 2021 12:36 AM (r1z5A)


Comrade, there is a reason that it is termed "real" property just like there is a reason they do not want you to own any of it free and clea!r

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:42 AM (hOUT3)

612 20 percent?

Even 10 years ago, it sure looked like even a return to somewhat nominal rates of 3 to 6 percent would completely nuke government balance sheets. Every bit of tax revenue would be required just to make interest payments. No money whatsoever for anything else, for military, social security, government spending on anything. Game over. The entire 28 trillion of debt has to roll over about every four years. Once they can't service the interest, katy bar the door.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 25, 2021 12:43 AM (T3zWB)

613 Trouble is that that's not how governments work. Their accounting is different because their assets are the country and all it's production and potential production. So yes we've put out bonds that when they are cashed will be paid for and that counts as a debt but they aren't cashed that often they're rolled over and they take time to accrue. Years in some cases.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 25, 2021 12:38 AM (h4cy5)

I think the fear is that interest on the debt rises as interest rates rise, to the point where debt service starts to crowd out other government expenditures. Interest rates are based on expectations of inflation, so as inflationary expectations go up, interest rates go up. There's a balancing act between inflating your outstanding debt and servicing it. The only real way to square the circle is austerity.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:43 AM (BMmaB)

614 Here's the presentation I was talking about though. 1 hour and 10 minutes.

https://youtu.be/bRcu-ysocX4
Posted by: buzzion at March 25, 20

This looks interesting. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 25, 2021 12:44 AM (ZN7T5)

615 The only real way to square the circle is austerity.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:43 AM (BMmaB)

It is inevitable that Social Security and Medicare will be means tested at some point in the next decade, maybe sooner.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:45 AM (BMmaB)

616 I think the fear is that interest on the debt rises as interest rates rise, to the point where debt service starts to crowd out other government expenditures. Interest rates are based on expectations of inflation, so as inflationary expectations go up, interest rates go up. There's a balancing act between inflating your outstanding debt and servicing it. The only real way to square the circle is austerity.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:43 AM (BMmaB)
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Or mint trillion dollar coins.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at March 25, 2021 12:45 AM (2SdPm)

617 Well. Great ONT.
just got the second vaccine.
Hope I survive.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2021 10:06 PM (axyOa)

Heh. I got a text message on my phone this afternoon that Pinal County would be holding a free vaccine clinic soon in Apache Junction, open to all residents. I deleted the message.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 12:46 AM (mzC78)

618
When the smoke clears and we crawl from under the ruble and log on we'll see ace has just posted a nood. We'll be good.
Posted by: dartist


Until you lean over and your glasses fall off and break.

It's not fair!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 25, 2021 12:46 AM (63Dwl)

619 The boss who pays in pennies sounds like a peach.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 24, 2021 10:07 PM (H5knJ)

I didn't go to the link, so I am withholding judgment. Maybe the departing employee committed some act of assholitude that induced him to go to the trouble of getting $915 in pennies?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 12:48 AM (mzC78)

620 184 I always liked Nick Lowe. Seemed like he didn't take himself too seriously.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 10:44 PM (BMmaB)

Got to meet him when he came to our college radio station, Really down to earth & all around good guy.

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at March 25, 2021 12:49 AM (rt0xh)

621 Just finished watching The Book of Eli.

How did such a Christian, beautiful movie get made by Hollywood?

Sure, Harvey W and his ilk said: "Post-Apocalyptic Cannibals with Rape and Murder and Denzel and Oldman and Mila and Beals! It'll be GOLD!!"

But the message is more Christian than just the involvement of a Bible. Amazed it ever got made.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2021 12:50 AM (5t43r)

622 >> Interest rates are based on expectations of inflation, so as inflationary expectations go up, interest rates go up.

Yes, when market forces are allowed to work. But when you central banks that create money out of thin air to intervene and start buying that debt to keep the price up and the rates down. Those forces can be thwarted (until you destroy the system).

And that's what they're going to do. The market has been trying to push up Euro govt debt rates, and the ECB has bought to keep the yields down. Yield curve control would be the term for that.

The Fed will do that itself if it has to to keep T rates from rising too much. And they will pretend that nothing bad is happening (Inflation? What inflation. There is no inflation).

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:51 AM (Mzdiz)

623 It is inevitable that Social Security and Medicare will be means tested at some point in the next decade, maybe sooner.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:45 AM (BMmaB)


Seriously, you don't think this is means tested already?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:52 AM (hOUT3)

624 If you ever wondered what it would look like if an American Administration adopted the meme "drive it like you stole it"...

...wonder no more.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at March 25, 2021 12:55 AM (W+kMI)

625 Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2021 10:11 PM (qAR6u)

Lots of graffitied de Milos tonight, kb.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 12:56 AM (mzC78)

626 I always liked Nick Lowe. Seemed like he didn't take himself too seriously.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 24, 2021 10:44 PM (BMmaB)

Got to meet him when he came to our college radio station, Really down to earth & all around good guy.
Posted by: Pikov Andropov at March 25, 2021 12:49 AM (rt0xh)

It's interesting that someone can give off a vibe that cuts through the noise. I'm glad my impression was right.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:56 AM (BMmaB)

627 There was a Virginia man who was a complete asshole who paid his $3K vehicle licensing fee in 2017 to DMV with 300,000 pennies that totalled 1600 pounds and took 7 hours to count.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2021 12:56 AM (5t43r)

628 It is inevitable that Social Security and Medicare will be means tested at some point in the next decade, maybe sooner.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:45 AM (BMmaB)

Seriously, you don't think this is means tested already?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 12:52 AM (hOUT3)

Good point. I guess that's already indirectly the case now. I expect it to be straight up reduced for younger, wealthier retirees.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:57 AM (BMmaB)

629 [ui]Nephew put out some stuff and wrote free on it. It stayed, he put 10 dollars on the sign. It got stolen.

This is the way.
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Works the same here.

I've got to get the ole couch out to teh curb, lol. (No, there's no money in da cushions, lol!)

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 12:59 AM (09wCi)

630 How did such a Christian, beautiful movie get made by Hollywood?

Sure, Harvey W and his ilk said: "Post-Apocalyptic Cannibals with Rape and Murder and Denzel and Oldman and Mila and Beals! It'll be GOLD!!"

But the message is more Christian than just the involvement of a Bible. Amazed it ever got made.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2021 12:50 AM (5t43r)

I think Denzel is in a place where he has some control over what he makes, and he is explicitly Christian.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 12:59 AM (BMmaB)

631
Debt service in Japan, on paper further down the debt road they we are, is now about 23% of the government budget. That is just under a quarter of the whole budget is interest payments.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 01:01 AM (Mzdiz)

632 Debt service in Japan, on paper further down the debt road they we are, is now about 23% of the government budget. That is just under a quarter of the whole budget is interest payments.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 01:01 AM (Mzdiz)

The CBO has been warning about this forever. No one listens.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 25, 2021 01:02 AM (BMmaB)

633 Saw this on Twitter Trending...

"Rachel Levine becomes first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate"

They had to qualify it with "the first openly"? Umm.. I don't think you can be a closeted transgender. People would notice.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 25, 2021 01:03 AM (GtG/j)

634 Once they can't service the interest, katy bar the door.
Posted by: Common Tater at March 25, 2021 12:43 AM (T3zWB)


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Naw. We'll just make the billionaires pay their fair share.


*wheeeeeeeeeeeee*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 01:03 AM (fLVm1)

635 Wait. The CBO has reliable numbers?

Why did nobody tell me that there is an honest agency in the federal government?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at March 25, 2021 01:06 AM (fLVm1)

636 484 Like I'm totally unworthy of any joy. At all?

Fine. Whatever.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:57 PM (U2p+3)

"nurse!"
"nurse!"

Posted by: Frenchman Coolee, calling out at March 25, 2021 01:08 AM (sy5kK)

637 The Paolo, he bring the joy to the places where the joy is, how do you say, absent.

Posted by: The Paolo at March 25, 2021 01:10 AM (fLVm1)

638 But the message is more Christian than just the involvement of a Bible. Amazed it ever got made.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 25, 2021 12:50 AM (5t43r)

They made sure to undercut it at the end by putting the Bible on a shelf so that it was just one book amongst other religious and cultural texts, making it seems like his mission was little more than the sanitary preservation of it for historical purposes.

The villain was the one who actually wanted to spread its contents, albeit as a propaganda tool to gain himself more followers. So it actually turned the Bible into the post-apocalyptic version of the scary black rifle, dangerous in the wrong hands, only safe when securely placed on a library shelf under the watchful eyes of the right people.

Posted by: Sjg at March 25, 2021 01:13 AM (gDSJf)

639 480 477 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 24, 2021 11:55 PM (U2p+3)

Hi Nurse! Maybe you're coming down with something.

It might be a tumor

Posted by: Kindergartener at March 25, 2021 01:17 AM (rt0xh)

640 Why do I have this overwhelming sense of dread floating over me?
Posted by: nurse ratched


nurse, may you be Blessed with Peace and Strength and Health ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 25, 2021 01:19 AM (LPnfS)

641 596
The short of it is that our elites, our betters, the smartest people in the room the world have launched the most disastrous monetary (and fiscal) experiment in the history of the world, and done so globally.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 12:30 AM (Mzdiz)

And proudly.
And, "shut-up", they said.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 01:19 AM (sy5kK)

642 I was reading an interesting article the other day about Chile. Back in the 80s, the Right gained power and they took a huge gamble and brought in Milton Friedman and his team to totes redesign their economy, including privatizing retirement plans and a bunch of other free market reforms.

The result was amazing, with Chile achieving the highest GDP per capita in SA in 2006.

Fast forward to 2013, when the Left managed to regain control after doin' the whole march thru the institutions thingy. GDP per capita has been flatlined since then, and their world competitiveness ranking is in the shitter.

*avoids drawing conclusions*

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 01:20 AM (F0YaR)

643 Dad and Uncle Bob had to get a license to do that, it was called, I think, a "Log Patrol" license.

Makes sense. Unsecured logs floating around would be hazards to navigation.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 24, 2021 11:38 PM (JZT2F)

They don't boom logs as much as they used to do on the Coast. So fewer logs to salvage. But my nephew is readying a boat to do log salvaging on the central coast of B.C.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 01:28 AM (mzC78)

644 Aw, Nurse and creeper, I want to hug you both, I hope to someday hang out at a MoMe with both of you, you are good people. Anyway, lots of random thoughts bouncing around in this old cranium tonight. Congrats, Tonypete, on your future pizza empire, well done.
Please do not tell me that Jesuits ever took a vow of poverty, most of them live pretty high off the hog. My mother was from a large Catholic family, and her Jesuit brother regularly convened the family for basic necessities, you know, like a new car periodically.
Listened to Jeff Kuhner on my local radio station this morning and he had part three of his interview with RFK Jr. this morning, I missed the first two parts, but RFK Jr. absolutely hates Dr. Anthony Fauci, and is soon to publish a book about him, it sounds wildly divergent from the recently touted children's brainwashing book.
All this talk of three gallon and five gallon jugs has given me an understanding into why Atlanta had to shut down vote counting due to a broken water pipe!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 25, 2021 01:29 AM (a4EWo)

645 Ramses? He was full of shit.
Posted by: Moses

But he looked great bald.

"41 degrees, blowing 25 mph rain hitting my face sideways."

Drop it to 35 degrees. Then it really sucks.
If S.F. ever gets a few inches of snow and it sticks for awhile, the sledding will be EPIC.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 25, 2021 01:32 AM (KAi1n)

646 Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 01:20 AM (F0YaR)

I recall one of the big reforms on the table for Chile was embracing strict private property rights that would encourage people to actually invest in building industry there. I don't know that they were ever quite on board with it as foreign investors hoped though.

A lot of South America's woes are directly tied to the leftards there wanting to keep nationalization at any time as an option to inject some quick cash into their corrupt governments.

Posted by: Sjg at March 25, 2021 01:33 AM (gDSJf)

647 All this talk of three gallon and five gallon jugs has given me an understanding into why Atlanta had to shut down vote counting due to a broken water pipe!
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 25, 2021 01:29 AM (a4EWo)

Heh.
DDS, that broken water pipe was so bad, they had to also shut down vote counting in Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Phoenix, and one other Blue city that escapes my mind at the moment.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 01:34 AM (sy5kK)

648 gotta say it, but the two different correct solutions to the Die Hard jugs?
one is from a "jug partially empty" approach, and one from a "jug partially full".

I'll see myself out...

Posted by: barbarausa at March 25, 2021 01:36 AM (W7IZQ)

649
I recall one of the big reforms on the table for Chile was embracing strict private property rights that would encourage people to actually invest in building industry there. I don't know that they were ever quite on board with it as foreign investors hoped though.

A lot of South America's woes are directly tied to the leftards there wanting to keep nationalization at any time as an option to inject some quick cash into their corrupt governments.
Posted by: Sjg at March 25, 2021 01:33 AM (gDSJf)

Investors want to put their money in an economy that is relatively stable and legally sound.

Until recently, that's why the USA was getting so much money from overseas for investments.
That's going away quickly now, with a Senile man as the face of the CCP and elites trying for something else.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 01:40 AM (sy5kK)

650 One question about the Colorado shooter. The media is so eager to decide that Syrians are now white with respect to crime, does that mean we can now make fun of, discriminate against and no longer trigger Syrians?

Posted by: JB1000 at March 24, 2021 11:53 PM (A6JKa)

Well, Syrians are unambiguously white, just as Jews are. Some even have red hair and blue eyes. Boulder shooter is a murdering bastard because he is a muzzie, not because he is white.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 01:40 AM (mzC78)

651 ..gotta say it, but the two different correct solutions to the Die Hard jugs? one is from a "jug partially empty" approach, and one from a "jug partially full". I'll see myself out..Posted by: barbarausa at March 25, 2021 01:36 AM (W7IZQ)

You need not wonder at the fascination the Morons have with this topic.

I mean, "Juggs" was one of Al Bundy's favorite magazines, right?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2021 01:40 AM (QzJWU)

652
"41 degrees, blowing 25 mph rain hitting my face sideways."

Posted by: SFGoth at March 25, 2021 01:32 AM (KAi1n)

Seattle locals just call this "November".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 01:42 AM (sy5kK)

653
I'll see myself out...
Posted by: barbarausa at March 25, 2021 01:36 AM (W7IZQ)

"COME BACK, barbarausa!"

Posted by: That little kid in the movie "Shane" at March 25, 2021 01:44 AM (sy5kK)

654 Francis may be a doddering ol leftie but he certainly didn't have anything to do with woo flue.
bit bizarre of an attack but we papists are used to attacks of the low brow variety from that pissed off german denomination

btw, i thought starsky and hutch the movie was hilarious of movies from the last 20 years

Overnight thread: stick to the topic or get mentioned in the slam book - that doesn't sparkle

Posted by: Nora at March 25, 2021 01:46 AM (nyQyG)

655 lol!
Yes to jugs, Al Bundy, and Juggs.
I won't go far--just to close up the chores and to bed.
'night all, be well! <3

Posted by: barbarausa at March 25, 2021 01:46 AM (W7IZQ)

656 Thanks for the nod! Always nice to be noticed by the fine people at Ace!

Love,

The Overlord

Posted by: Matt Noto at March 25, 2021 01:46 AM (GeaC0)

657 I understand why money-grubbing jackoffs don't care about the "all whites are evil now" because they are figuring out how to make money on it.

I don't understand why teachers are so adamant about essentially calling MLK Jr a liar and ignoring the "content of your character" thingy, though.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 01:49 AM (sy5kK)

658 >> I mean, "Juggs" was one of Al Bundy's favorite magazines, right?

I think "Big 'Uns" was another favorite magazine.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 01:49 AM (Mzdiz)

659 Australia, within two years, will have no refining capability of it's own. Exxon and BP are leaving because Oz would rather buy cheap petroleum products from China.

Australia will be a vassal state of China.
It's the opium wars inverted and exactly why Trump wanted to cut them out.

https://is.gd/Zzh2TH

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 01:49 AM (zl7B8)

660 LeftCoast Dawg, I keep trying to tell my sons, who cite many statistics in sports and covid 19 conversations to explain away the statistical abnormalities from election night and they keep pretending that those are meaningless statistics. They can't have it both ways and they don't like my pointing that out to them. I am still MOM!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 25, 2021 01:49 AM (a4EWo)

661 Point of order: how do you threadjack an open thread?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 24, 2021 10:12 PM (fpng3)

same question i had. think it has something to do with the Germans at Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: Nora at March 25, 2021 01:51 AM (nyQyG)

662 Surprised people are still up.

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 01:52 AM (zl7B8)

663 A lot of South America's woes are directly tied to the leftards there wanting to keep nationalization at any time as an option to inject some quick cash into their corrupt governments.

Posted by: Sjg at March 25, 2021 01:33 AM (gDSJf)


See Venezuela for a good case example. But yeah, SA loves to dance with the socialists, so when one of them manages to dig themselves out of shithole status temporarily, the leftists promise bread and circuses and the con reoccurs.

And now it is our turn in the socialist barrel.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 01:52 AM (F0YaR)

664 So, I posited that the rutabaga will resign in his speech.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at March 25, 2021 01:55 AM (qZdIZ)

665 What's the payoff to Jill and Hunter?

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 01:56 AM (zl7B8)

666
The two solutions of the jugs problem work out this way. You have a 5gal and 3 gal container. You want to look for any integral linear combination that equals 4.

That is m*5+n*3 = 4. m an n have to be integers, and negative numbers are pouring out, and positive are filling. Further complication is the ordering of said fillings and pouring.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 01:56 AM (Mzdiz)

667 The one solution is based on n=3 and m=-1. That is 3*3 -5= 9-5=4. We fill the 3 gallon 3 times and pour out the 5 gal once. The second is based on m = 2 and and n = -2, or 10 - 6 = 4. We fill the the 5g twice, and pour out the 3g twice.

I think, but haven't worked out, that there will be any number of n and m, but they will all be simply multiples of the above, and thus redundant multiple steps to get back to 4.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 01:57 AM (Mzdiz)

668
I had to break that up because Pixy's ramped up troll spam rejection didn't like the arithmetic. I couldn't get it to post.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 01:58 AM (Mzdiz)

669 LeftCoast Dawg, I keep trying to tell my sons, who cite many statistics in sports and covid 19 conversations to explain away the statistical abnormalities from election night and they keep pretending that those are meaningless statistics. ....
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 25, 2021 01:49 AM (a4EWo)
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Use the public record vote count reporting graph in those Steal cities. You know, every marginal vote count, every 20 minutes to an hour or so, as they add to the running total.
The Biden graph, somewhere between 2 am and 5 am in each city, explodes, one time, by thousands and thousands of percent. And suddenly, Biden had the lead.
It has never happened before, ever, in any major election.
And when your boys roll their eyes, overlay the precinct margin ratio.
The precinct is the smallest geographic area to count votes. There are dozens or hundreds in each county.
Each has a general trend. A Biden county may be 60%-40%, and the votes will come in at approximately that ratio for the entire count. Maybe a bit up or down, but the ratio for each precinct is steady throughout. 1/2

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 01:59 AM (sy5kK)

670 A couple of questions, if the Resident of The White House and his c*cks*cking VP have been vaccinated against the Chinese Kung Flu why do they still wear masks?

Because the shot doesn't prevent you from catching the Chinese Kung Flu, and it doesn't prevent you from spreading it.

Almost like it's not a vaccine at all!

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at March 25, 2021 01:59 AM (5FCda)

671 Thanks for the nod! Always nice to be noticed by the fine people at Ace!

Love,

The Overlord

Posted by: Matt Noto at March 25, 2021 01:46 AM (GeaC0)


'Tis a fine dialogue you crafted there, Matt. I Read The Whole Thing.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 02:01 AM (F0YaR)

672 I had to break that up because Pixy's ramped up troll spam rejection didn't like the arithmetic. I couldn't get it to post.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 01:58 AM (Mzdiz)

Well, the entire problem is bullshit, because one cannot neglect the mass of the jugs themselves. If the bomb trigger is so sensitive to weight, the mass of the jugs would have to be factored in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 02:03 AM (mzC78)

673 2/2
Doesn't matter who it is. If Trump was getting around 40% of the vote in that precinct throughout the day and early evening, he will also get somewhere around that late in the evening.
Trump won until they stopped counting. Then, suddenly, Biden precincts were 99% Biden and 1% (or similar) Trump. And after Biden took the lead, suddenly the precinct ratio went back to what it was earlier in the day.
There was a noted math expert that said the chance of that happening was one in many trillions.
But I don't do math, so the cheaters prosper.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:04 AM (sy5kK)

674 If the bomb trigger is so sensitive to weight, the mass of the jugs would have to be factored in.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 02:03 AM (mzC7

If the bomb trigger is the attitude of a 20-something woman, that would make complete sense.
And, of course, the mass of jugs are always to be factored in.

Wait, what were we talking about?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:07 AM (sy5kK)

675 "Well, the entire problem is bullshit, because one cannot neglect the mass of the jugs themselves. If the bomb trigger is so sensitive to weight, the mass of the jugs would have to be factored in."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 02:03 AM (mzC7

They were "tare-orrists".

Posted by: Slapweasel at March 25, 2021 02:07 AM (Ckg4U)

676 Maybe Terrortits, Slap, so very nice to see you, hugs and kisses, hope that you are doing well.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 25, 2021 02:10 AM (a4EWo)

677 They were "tare-orrists".
Posted by: Slapweasel at March 25, 2021 02:07 AM (Ckg4U)

Heh! Good to see you here, Slapweasel!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 02:10 AM (mzC78)

678 Almost like it's not a vaccine at all!
Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at March 25, 2021 01:59 AM (5FCda)
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Bannon thinks we don't know, in entirety, what it is.

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 02:10 AM (zl7B8)

679 And I am going to hit the sack.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2021 02:12 AM (mzC78)

680 662 Surprised people are still up.
Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 01:52 AM (zl7B

It's 11:10 in Seattle. You know, the place where Dakota Johnson liked to get stripped, tied up, and whipped in that movie about 6 years ago 50 Shades of Grey.

I, for one, never judged her.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:12 AM (sy5kK)

681 I don't do math on Juggs.

But I have conducted many experiments therewith.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2021 02:13 AM (QzJWU)

682 Container ship in the Suez is grounded on both sides of the canal. The canal is b l o c k e d.

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 02:14 AM (zl7B8)

683 I wish they would bring back Storage Wars. I know some of it was set up but most was not. It is like a treasure hunt.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 24, 2021 11:35 PM


If I had a way to ensure that I would not be tracked down and killed, I would grab all the plasma tv boxes, Tiffany bags, etc from the after-Christmas garbage and put them all in a storage facility that I rented for a month, then attend the auction and watch the fireworks.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 25, 2021 02:14 AM (awtm/)

684 Regardless of details, I have no doubt of this:

Slapweasel is a Jugologist of long standing and high repute.

Pole dancers stuff bills into HIS trousers, y'know?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2021 02:16 AM (QzJWU)

685 Hi Slap!
Hope all is well, at least marginally well.
This fake DC government is forcing me to lower my standards.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:16 AM (sy5kK)

686 678 Almost like it's not a vaccine at all!
Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at March 25, 2021 01:59 AM (5FCda)
-------------------------------
Bannon thinks we don't know, in entirety, what it is.
Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 02:10 AM (zl7B

Neither does Bill Gates, but that doesn't stop him from making millions on it.
Like his software, "Ship it now, and just fix it in version 2.0".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:19 AM (sy5kK)

687 Howdy, everyone! Thanks, Horde. *fist-bump*

I was in the hospital for a few, just to get drained because it was tough getting around. I'm just getting to the point where I can sit somewhere for more than ten minutes without my feet elevated, so I'm getting better. -Thanks!

Eyes Ever Forward...

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at March 25, 2021 02:21 AM (Ckg4U)

688 684 Regardless of details, I have no doubt of this:

Slapweasel is a Jugologist of long standing and high repute.
Pole dancers stuff bills into HIS trousers, y'know?
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2021 02:16 AM (QzJWU)

What kind of repute again, exactly?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:21 AM (sy5kK)

689 nite, Slap!

Hope you feel better as the days go on.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:22 AM (sy5kK)

690 Prayers up Nurse. This too shall pass.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 02:23 AM (jiNub)

691 682 Container ship in the Suez is grounded on both sides of the canal. The canal is b l o c k e d.
Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 02:14 AM (zl7B

And reading today, one of the largest container ships ever built.
Is Fooked a nautical term?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:24 AM (sy5kK)

692 Going to check out and head up the elevator to my room.

Go ahead and charge your drinks to my room number. That only goes for authentic Morons, though. Democrats pay cash only, in advance. That'll clear them out of the bar quickly.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 25, 2021 02:29 AM (sy5kK)

693
Well they were simply honest tareorists and made adjustments for the weight of the jugs. They had adjusted the empty weights of both jugs to be equal, and the safing trigger was set for 4 gals of water plus equal empty weight.

Or the safe trigger was set to accept a range equal to the difference in empty weight of the jugs.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 02:30 AM (Mzdiz)

694 Fooked is definitely a Scottish term for all things, nautical or not!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 25, 2021 02:30 AM (a4EWo)

695 The Guardian has some good visuals of the canal predicament.

https://is.gd/XiB1m5

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 02:31 AM (zl7B8)

696 Good night, Horde, I am talking too much, I need some sleep. Slap, thanks for flashing us, miss you, carry on people.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at March 25, 2021 02:33 AM (a4EWo)

697 LCD the margins look fine
Hope Slap is as well

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 02:35 AM (Cxk7w)

698
Well no, you just the empty weight of the 5 gal jug, because you ain't gonna get 4 gals in a 3 gal jug. It has to in the 5 gal jug, thus the safe trigger is set at 4 gals plus empty weight of 5 gal jug.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 25, 2021 02:35 AM (Mzdiz)

699 I thought that container ship was cleared but I guess its still there.
They could always dig another canal around it.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 02:44 AM (Cxk7w)

700 Doni Anthony for Mayor, Arlington, TX:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1374407152308121600

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 02:53 AM (zl7B8)

701 The link just above you comment has good illustrations.

Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 02:54 AM (zl7B8)

702 662 Surprised people are still up.
Posted by: Braenyard, starving the beast at March 25, 2021 01:52 AM (zl7B

Some are up who are not surprised.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 25, 2021 03:00 AM (N5Tno)

703 I thought that container ship was cleared but I guess its still there.
They could always dig another canal around it.
Posted by: Skip
----

Tried to fit a 5 gallon ship through a 3 gallon canal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2021 03:07 AM (GBHAb)

704 Mornin'
(sips beer)

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2021 03:18 AM (uZ3Nc)

705 How many Egyptian engineers does it take to pull a fucking cargo ship out of the mud with tugboats?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 25, 2021 03:19 AM (03n3v)

706 Oops. Coffee. Not beer. I just got done reading that bartending in Antarctica article and was thinking beer sounds good. Gotta work today so no beer.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2021 03:20 AM (uZ3Nc)

707 Good morning

Posted by: Pete Bog at March 25, 2021 03:30 AM (Jzz++)

708 Mornin', all

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 03:35 AM (xy43c)

709 I didn't save the alarm so it didn't go off.
Didn't get much sleep since been here last

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:02 AM (Cxk7w)

710 As said yesterday alcohol has always been a unmotivated thing for me.
A beer leads to another, then another

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:05 AM (Cxk7w)

711 I am working by myself, nothing says I couldn't sleep a hour then go in later

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:07 AM (Cxk7w)

712 Lunch with a friend today. Margaritas might be on the menu

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:08 AM (xy43c)

713 Oh could I use another hour (or more) of sleep!

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:09 AM (xy43c)

714 Sleep? What's that?

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:12 AM (09wCi)

715 Oh yeah, "sleep":

the nightly (one hopes!) period of unconsciousness...

Only if hubby can get to sleep first!

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:15 AM (09wCi)

716 Haven't been sleeping well for weeks.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:15 AM (xy43c)

717 Sorry, MLii--

Who could sleep well, knowing the monkeys are in charge of the circus?

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:17 AM (09wCi)

718 True story, JQ!

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:18 AM (xy43c)

719 Trying to wind things down here.

Want. Sleep.

Can't get to bed yet.

FML.

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:20 AM (09wCi)

720 I can usually fall asleep, but lately I wake up after 3 hours and then it's 'hit and miss' mostly dozing.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:24 AM (xy43c)

721 720 I can usually fall asleep, but lately I wake up after 3 hours and then it's 'hit and miss' mostly dozing.
Posted by: My life is insanity



I've been doing that for years.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 25, 2021 04:25 AM (uZ3Nc)

722 Sundowner is supposed to have a press conference today. Peter Doocy said he was asked and said " What press conference?"
I am sure it will be very controlled

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:26 AM (Cxk7w)

723 Hubs is awake about every 90 minutes, needs my help to get up to bathroom... could nearly set my watch to it.

I really miss getting 'good night's sleep'

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:27 AM (09wCi)

724 JQ, that's rough.

Do ypu get to nap later?

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:30 AM (xy43c)

725 Guess I should send in my guess for Sundowner's demise.

Figure he won't make it another month.

Then we're *really* screwed.

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:31 AM (09wCi)

726 Is that press conference going to be televised live?

I can't imagine that being possible

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:32 AM (xy43c)

727 I get to nap any time hubby does.

Trouble is, I'm not really a "nap" person-- like to get my sleep in 8-hour blocks-- and THAT isn't happening.

So..... FML

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:33 AM (09wCi)

728 I know how that takes a toll, JQ.

I hope it gets better for you

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:35 AM (xy43c)

729 Thanks, Mlii.

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:36 AM (09wCi)

730 Sundowner isn't running anything, if he's gone ( July 1 would be nice) nothing will change, the Oligarchy will still run the country.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:36 AM (Cxk7w)

731 Coffee is up

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:37 AM (Cxk7w)

732 It might be National Puppy Day, or maybe yesterday not sure

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:40 AM (Cxk7w)

733 via Powerline midweek in pics, a meme sez

Biden will never get my guns. I keep them upstairs.

Meanwhile in North Korea, another Kim fires 2 very big ballistic missile guns into the Sea of Japan.

They were protected by stairs on the launch pads.

*prove me wrong*

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 04:41 AM (F0YaR)

734 a funny take on the Suez snafu: https://tinyurl.com/3h826ud2

Posted by: Kindergartener at March 25, 2021 04:41 AM (rt0xh)

735 off sock

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at March 25, 2021 04:41 AM (rt0xh)

736 Heading out early.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 25, 2021 04:42 AM (xy43c)

737 I haven't slept for 8 hours straight since the 90s, unless it was anesthesia induced. That doesn't count, btw.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 04:42 AM (F0YaR)

738 https://www.americanthinker.com/biden administration ramping up for new battle over net neutrality

I predicted months ago they would get around to this, they will use it to squelch free speech.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 04:45 AM (Cxk7w)

739 At this point, I take any sleep I can get. But it's never enough-- I'm tired *all the time*-- my ass is dragging all day, all night.

Could be worse, for sure. For now at least, I am able to care for hubby. Wouldn't have it any other way!

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:46 AM (09wCi)

740 "Time enough for sleep in the grave."

Conan the Excellent Barbarian

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 04:51 AM (F0YaR)

741 Now's my chance! The 90-minute window is open!

G'night... thanks for the well-wishes.

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:52 AM (09wCi)

742 Regarding the Dune of 1984 (on the previous thread) I had that on a VHS tape. I think the movie was good but the later version that was released by the SF Channel was better. But I think the later version was truer to the book but the actors were not as good. I now have the later version on a muli-DVD.

Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 04:54 AM (mpXpK)

743 "Time enough for sleep in the grave."

Yeah. I'm actually looking forward to that. But got to take care of hubby first.

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:59 AM (09wCi)

744 Now, really g'night

Posted by: JQ at March 25, 2021 04:59 AM (09wCi)

745 Morning everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:04 AM (Rvt88)

746 Goede morgen dear morons

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2021 05:06 AM (EZebt)

747 Prayers for uninterrupted sleep JQ.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:06 AM (Rvt88)

748 What do you mean, you won't RESPECT MAH AUTHORITAH!!!??? via Insty
https://tinyurl.com/2kkuz934

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at March 25, 2021 05:08 AM (rt0xh)

749 Tried many times to watch Dune but it never grabs me. Remember in England the book was big and being passed around, maybe if I had read it.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 05:09 AM (Cxk7w)

750 Quote II I guess she looks nice enough

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2021 05:12 AM (Cxk7w)

751 Quote II I guess she looks nice enough
Posted by: Skip

As all her supporters had hoodies on, we can assume, can't we, that it was rather nipply there.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:14 AM (Rvt88)

752 I read Dune once.

ONCE !

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2021 05:16 AM (arJlL)

753 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2021 05:16 AM (arJlL)

754 I think I had Dune on my reading table for years. Never got to it.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:16 AM (Rvt88)

755 sidebar: "Every once in a while I finish early and it's a delight."

Surely the sexual innuendo here has not gone overlooked?

Posted by: m at March 25, 2021 05:18 AM (cXgya)

756 Morning, Psycho

Posted by: SFGoth at March 25, 2021 05:18 AM (4Qoor)

757 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Michael Knight at March 25, 2021 05:18 AM (lmikk)

758 I'm tired of sexual innuendo but it's the only sexual i'm getting.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 25, 2021 05:20 AM (4Qoor)

759 What do you mean, you won't RESPECT MAH AUTHORITAH!!!??? via Insty
https://tinyurl.com/2kkuz934

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at March 25, 2021 05:08 AM (rt0xh)


Yeah, I went for a men's pedicure* yesterday (recommended by garrett, I think) and the mask rule was gone. And so was my mask. Normality is slowly returning.

*I'm a lazy prick and hate doing my toenails. Sue me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:20 AM (F0YaR)

760 A good youtube channel on people challenging Muh Authority is Audit The Audit. Lotsa authority bitch slappin' goin' on there.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:21 AM (F0YaR)

761 Yeah, I went for a men's pedicure* yesterday (recommended by garrett, I think) and the mask rule was gone. And so was my mask. Normality is slowly returning.

*I'm a lazy prick and hate doing my toenails. Sue me.
Posted by: GnuBreed

The pedi lady always says the same thing to me:

"You feet! They ugly!!"

She's not wrong.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:22 AM (Rvt88)

762 Hmmm, off sock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2021 05:24 AM (lmikk)

763 The first two Dune books were good, but it went quickly downhill after that.

Frankly, it's another retelling of The Messiah.

So is The Matrix.

I'm probably missing many more.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:24 AM (F0YaR)

764 Morning neighbor can't sleep either eh?

Gnu doing my own toenails during lockdown was bad. Doing Boy Franpsycho's was worse.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2021 05:26 AM (EZebt)

765 The pedi lady always says the same thing to me:

"You feet! They ugly!!"

She's not wrong.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:22 AM (Rvt8


Joins up with TonyPete in the Mutual Men's Pedicure Defense League. *puts up fists*

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:27 AM (F0YaR)

766 *adds SF Psycho to The List.

It's gonna get rough, boys. Crocs and Vespas will be imputed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:32 AM (F0YaR)

767 After 4 months of lockdown, my toenails were long enough to grip trees.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:34 AM (F0YaR)

768
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 25, 2021 05:36 AM (mFAPq)

769 Morning AJ

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:39 AM (Rvt88)

770
hey Tonypete

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 25, 2021 05:42 AM (mFAPq)

771
I heard a report yesterday on the conditions at "Uncle Joe's Welcoming Pods" at the southern border and, I swear, it sounded exactly like places Solzhenitsyn described in "The Gulag Archipelago" (to whose reading I am still listening).

Congratulations, Dims and your enablers, you've turned us into a Second World nation.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 05:43 AM (VidtX)

772 Congratulations, Dims and your enablers, you've turned us into a Second World nation.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

But no one said 'pussy' or sent mean twits so it's all good.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 05:44 AM (Rvt88)

773 763 The first two Dune books were good, but it went quickly downhill after that.



Frankly, it's another retelling of The Messiah.



Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:24 AM (F0YaR)

I didn't like any of the followup books.

Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 05:44 AM (mpXpK)

774 Hope you are healing well Vic

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2021 05:47 AM (EZebt)

775
I didn't like any of the followup books.
Posted by: Vic


I'm with you, Vic. That there were further books beyond two was dishearteningly puzzling.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 05:48 AM (VidtX)

776 Arizona's Ducey calls Harris the worst possible choice to fix border

She is the worst choice for anything other than giving BJs for political advancement.

Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 05:51 AM (mpXpK)

777 To be fair, I am not sure I liked Dune.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2021 05:52 AM (lmikk)

778 776 Arizona's Ducey calls Harris the worst possible choice to fix border

She is the worst choice for anything other than giving BJs for political advancement.
Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 05:51 AM (mpXpK)

But she's the best choice when you have absolutely no desire to fix the border.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2021 05:52 AM (lmikk)

779 774 Hope you are healing well Vic

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 25, 2021 05:47 AM (EZebt)

Doing OK as can be expected.

Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 05:53 AM (mpXpK)

780 Hiya Vic !

Posted by: JT at March 25, 2021 05:54 AM (arJlL)

781 776 Kamala is the first VP with callouses on her knees and a suppressed gag reflex. Progess!

Good to hear from ya, Vic.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 05:55 AM (F0YaR)

782 Some WH reporters are slowly testing the waters to see how far they can go in asking a question that's not on the approved list. Tonight we many find out if any of them want to see it Uncle Joe will really take a question like Trump did. (I wouldn't count on it)

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 05:56 AM (rpeXr)

783 I am starting to wonder how much of the current situation is based on the commitment to the sunk cost fallacy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2021 05:59 AM (lmikk)

784 Thought I would drop in tonight and review the posts while eating my two sausage rolls.

Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

785
I was reading about Ace of Spades HQ on Wikipedia and I saw that Ace himself was honored as the "Blogger of the Year" at the Conservative Political Union's Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2008, so that was 13 years ago. I ha seen Ace say he is 29. So, if I am correct about his age he was 16 at the time. Is this correct?
Posted by: anon2020


That you turned to Wikipedia was grounds for derision; that you seemingly believe it may be grounds for a bannin'.

Our ace is a bronzed and ageless Ewok Adonis. To speak otherwise of him ... I can't even, I just can't ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 06:05 AM (VidtX)

786 Some WH reporters are slowly testing the waters to see how far they can go in asking a question that's not on the approved list. Tonight we many find out if any of them want to see it Uncle Joe will really take a question like Trump did. (I wouldn't count on it)

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 05:56 AM (rpeXr)


It's taken 60 days to stage this first goat rodeo, and you're expecting candidacy? We'll be lucky to not be watching a deepfake or stand-in.

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, there existed a rule in US gubmint to NOT have the prez and VP together very often, due to the chaos created by having the preezy branch assassinated at a single stroke.

Now, you need a crowbar to separate them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:06 AM (F0YaR)

787 782 Some WH reporters are slowly testing the waters to see how far they can
go in asking a question that's not on the approved list. Tonight we many
find out if any of them want to see it Uncle Joe will really take a
question like Trump did. (I wouldn't count on it)


Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 05:56 AM (rpeXr)

He has already stiffed a couple of them even though he has not given a press conf.

Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

788 Also, for shits and giggles, consider preezy Pelosi.

Fuckity. Belize, here I come.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:07 AM (F0YaR)

789
Now, you need a crowbar to separate them.
Posted by: GnuBreed


That, or a vacuum release valve installed on K-toe's airway.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 06:08 AM (VidtX)

790 Didn't we have a 'deep throat' once before in the WH during Nixon's time in office.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 06:10 AM (rpeXr)

791 Yeah, at this rate, the press might ask him why he is wearing that shirt with those shoes. Or maybe why he is wearing white after labor day (this might have to wait for the second term.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 25, 2021 06:10 AM (lmikk)

792 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

793 Colin

#2 in the FBI. He was not promoted, so took down the President.

FBI has been rotten for a looong time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

794 Yeah, at this rate, the press might ask him why he is wearing that shirt with those shoes. Or maybe why he is wearing white after labor day (this might have to wait for the second term.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Some groveling twit will, no doubt, ask biden 'what surprised him, enchanted him, troubled him, and humbled him about the office.'

God these people.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 06:13 AM (Rvt88)

795
Didn't we have a 'deep throat' once before in the WH during Nixon's time in office.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 06:10 AM


yes, it was the "code name" for a (at the time) anonymous high level FBI agent who was leaking information to the press about the Watergate investigation to damage Nixon

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 25, 2021 06:14 AM (mFAPq)

796 Vic!!

How are you doing? Is the hip thing sorted out?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:14 AM (u82oZ)

797 Psalms in times of trouble:

3, 14, 22, 37: vs. 1-11, 42, 46, 53, 116:1-7

Psalms of confidence and trust:

23, 40: vs 1-4, 91; 119: vs 11, 121, 127

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2021 06:15 AM (VP4Cd)

798 Didn't we have a 'deep throat' once before in the WH during Nixon's time in office.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 06:10 AM (rpeXr)


I remember Sandy Berger getting very intimate with a wad of classified documents... in his pants.

Oops. Oopsie. Wrong preezy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:15 AM (F0YaR)

799 796 Vic!!



How are you doing? Is the hip thing sorted out?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:14 AM (u82oZ)

The Doc said it would take 7 months before it quit hurtin

Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2021 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

800 Our ace is a bronzed and ageless Ewok Adonis. To speak otherwise of him ... I can't even, I just can't ...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 06:05 AM
------------
Also, he's Batman. Mornin folks

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 25, 2021 06:18 AM (dBwUa)

801 It only -15C at an airport in Greenland this am as the airliners load up for their flights. The passengers have to walk out to the plane. And you think its cold where you are! And its sort of snowing.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 06:19 AM (rpeXr)

802 Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

He glides around the NY Metro in a Vespa, leather-fringes on the practical leather jacket blowing in the wind. He spots a hobo, and the fur-lined crocs help in the turn. A scythe comes out for the harvesting. He pushes a button, and a local EMP field clouds any cameras.

And voilà. Dinner.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:19 AM (u82oZ)

803 Adorable animal photo:

https://tinyurl.com/ps4dmzzh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2021 06:22 AM (VP4Cd)

804 Thank you Fen!

Also, today is the feast of The Annunciation of the Lord for us.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 06:22 AM (Rvt88)

805 Vic

I have prayers ascending for you for a full recovery.

And for a stripper Mom with a specialty in massage to heal you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

806 FenelonSpoke

Cute, but still a raccoon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:24 AM (u82oZ)

807 It only -15C at an airport in Greenland this am as the airliners load up for their flights. The passengers have to walk out to the plane. And you think its cold where you are! And its sort of snowing.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 06:19 AM (rpeXr)


The argument for using the Fahrenheit scale gets stronger. I hate cold, C makes it worse.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:25 AM (F0YaR)

808 GnuBreed

Right. And don't get me started on the wind-chill scale.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:25 AM (u82oZ)

809 ...And voilą. Dinner.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:19 AM (u82oZ)


Teh messenger bag be phat today.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:26 AM (F0YaR)

810 From the ONT...
I convinced the right people I was the man they needed to look after the liquid nitrogen and helium used as coolants for the radio telescopes at the South Pole Station.

I would think to cool anything off at the South Pole you would only need to open a window.

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:28 AM (vd8XM)

811 Parrot meets puppy for the first time:

https://tinyurl.com/vyp2ca4a

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2021 06:29 AM (VP4Cd)

812 GnuBreed

Right. And don't get me started on the wind-chill scale.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:25 AM (u82oZ)


To be honest, here in south MS, we pay more attention to the heat misery index. I'm reminded of a bit of lyric from Midnight Oil's Beds Are Burning

"Boiling diesels, at 45 degrees".

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:31 AM (F0YaR)

813 The argument for using the Fahrenheit scale gets stronger. I hate cold, C makes it worse.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:25 AM (F0YaR)

I use Kelvin!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:31 AM (yrol0)

814 I use Kelvin!
Posted by: rhennigantx

I use Calgon!

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

815 Earthporn. More lovely pictures of light and landscape:

https://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2021 06:32 AM (VP4Cd)

816 Bruce

Lots of the big scientific instruments need to be very cold to work. NMRs (MRIs is the medical tool equivalent) is one of the most common ones.

You get better precision the colder your sensors are. Less noise.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

817 -15 C is only 5 F. Not as bad a -15 F.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at March 25, 2021 06:32 AM (2BZBZ)

818 I use Calgon!
Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

Ancient anti-chinese secret

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:33 AM (yrol0)

819 I convinced the right people I was the man they needed to look after the liquid nitrogen and helium used as coolants for the radio telescopes at the South Pole Station.

I would think to cool anything off at the South Pole you would only need to open a window.

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:28 AM (vd8XM)


At the coldest temps ever recorded on Earth, CO2 could freeze. Liquid N2 is quite a bit colder, and Helium laughs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:34 AM (F0YaR)

820
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2021 06:34 AM (mht8P)

821
-15 C is only 5 F. Not as bad a -15 F.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict


Go -40 or go home!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 06:35 AM (VidtX)

822 Work preps start early today.

Have a wonderful day, everyone. May Spring be starting, and may every traffic light turn green as you approach.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2021 06:35 AM (u82oZ)

823 786 Some WH reporters are slowly testing the waters to see how far they can go in asking a question that's not on the approved list. Tonight we many find out if any of them want to see it Uncle Joe will really take a question like Trump did. (I wouldn't count on it)

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 05:56 AM (rpeXr)

It's taken 60 days to stage this first goat rodeo, and you're expecting candidacy? We'll be lucky to not be watching a deepfake or stand-in.
----
The only unapproved questions that they are going to ask are the ones that the White House has approved to be "unapproved." Seriously who thinks the media isn't going to make this a tongue bath? And the White House doesn't even have to worry about blackballing anyone that tries it. The sycophantic reporters themselves will do it for them.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 25, 2021 06:35 AM (G2zl5)

824 That unarmed first responder sounds like a good idea.

"The calls of service the program will respond to will be non-violent: people experiencing mental health, substance abuse or homelessness crises."

Because everyone knows that the person who calls for the cops to come in the first place are always correct in their diagnosis of the situation. And that there are any other people that will interfere with a NAFR when he/she/it shows up.

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:35 AM (vd8XM)

825 Blessed Annunciation Day, TonyPete!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 25, 2021 06:38 AM (VP4Cd)

826 824 That unarmed first responder sounds like a good idea.

"The calls of service the program will respond to will be non-violent: people experiencing mental health, substance abuse or homelessness crises."

Because everyone knows that the person who calls for the cops to come in the first place are always correct in their diagnosis of the situation. And that there are any other people that will interfere with a NAFR when he/she/it shows up.
Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:35 AM (vd8XM)

How many assaults shootings and murders will be covered up before these people start demanding that police accompany them to these responses.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 25, 2021 06:38 AM (G2zl5)

827 -15 C is only 5 F. Not as bad a -15 F.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict

Go -40 or go home!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

at least they're the same @ -40

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at March 25, 2021 06:39 AM (rt0xh)

828 Go -40 or go home!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 06:35 AM (VidtX)


Some people have to have it both ways...

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:39 AM (F0YaR)

829 Because everyone knows that the person who calls for the cops to come in the first place...

*

Which is never part of the discussion.

Hey dumbasses, YOU called the men with guns to come out to deal with Deonkay because you couldn't handle it anymore. They had guns when you called them, and that's part of why you called them. Why are you getting upset when Deonkay gets shot? YOU called them in.

Posted by: Lysenko - click here for your covid vaccine documentation and directions at March 25, 2021 06:40 AM (TIEIK)

830 Bloomberg News: President Biden is ready to do executive action on gun control...(I'm sure he is) Will it be a question asked tonight at the WH?

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 06:42 AM (rpeXr)

831 On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Mrs. Mostly Real Ladybits Rachel Levine as the Second Assistant Womens Underware Secretary for Health & Human Services, in a 52-48 vote.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:43 AM (yrol0)

832 Hey dumbasses, YOU called the men with guns to come out to deal with Deonkay because you couldn't handle it anymore. They had guns when you called them, and that's part of why you called them. Why are you getting upset when Deonkay gets shot? YOU called them in.
Posted by: Lysenko

Yep. Hey, call in the NAFR first, while they screwing around, we can hide the evidence and the real perps can leave the area and have an alibi.

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

833 > Tried many times to watch Dune but it never grabs me.

Never put your hand in the box, eh?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 06:43 AM (JZT2F)

834 How many assaults shootings and murders will be covered up before these people start demanding that police accompany them to these responses.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 25, 2021 06:38 AM (G2zl5)


Iirc, and I do, there certain neighborhoods in large cities where the fucking fire departments or EMTs won't enter without a police escort.

And sometimes they retreat.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:43 AM (F0YaR)

835 How many assaults shootings and murders will be covered up before these people start demanding that police accompany them to these responses

*

I give them six months before police are required to go in first while social workers remain off site while secure the scene and set a date for the criminals to meet a judge so that he can arrange a mandatory meeting with mental health workers. Maybe also some type of confinement so that the criminal isn't a threat to others.

We'll need to come up with a clever acronym for this new system.

Posted by: Lysenko - click here for your covid vaccine documentation and directions at March 25, 2021 06:44 AM (TIEIK)

836 We'll need to come up with a clever acronym for this new system.
Posted by: Lysenko

FUBAR?

BOHICA?

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:45 AM (vd8XM)

837 SNAFU?

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:45 AM (vd8XM)

838 An executive order to override the Constitution?

Is that how the new America is going to work?

Posted by: Lysenko - click here for your covid vaccine documentation and directions at March 25, 2021 06:46 AM (TIEIK)

839 TANSTAAFL

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at March 25, 2021 06:46 AM (2BZBZ)

840 Back to bed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 25, 2021 06:46 AM (JZT2F)

841 Morning horde. Slept in till 3 15 this morning. Yesterday and the day before it was 230. Coffee calls.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 06:47 AM (jiNub)

842 2 years and NOTHING:

On October 8, 2019, several colleagues and I wrote a letter to Attorney General Barr and Director Wray requesting an update concerning their handling of criminal referrals made by the Committee following its investigation into allegations of decades-old misconduct by then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Sen Grassley still has no FBI repsonse!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:48 AM (yrol0)

843 On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Mrs. Mostly Real Ladybits Rachel Levine as the Second Assistant Womens Underware Secretary for Health & Human Services, in a 52-48 vote.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:43 AM (yrol0)


For the record, Collins and Murkowski voted "Yes". "Doctor" Levine still hasn't said whether he's had his manly bits chopped off either. And Yes, he has an MD.

Muldoon went to medical school with this dimwit.

Meh. One out of two ain't bad in baseball.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:48 AM (F0YaR)

844 On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Mrs. Mostly Real Ladybits Rachel Levine as the Second Assistant Womens Underware Secretary for Health & Human Services, in a 52-48 vote.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:43 AM


As explained in music by a former generation who got it right:

♪ Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls
It's a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world
Except for Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola ♪

Posted by: Bill from Attainder at March 25, 2021 06:48 AM (N/gDA)

845 We'll need to come up with a clever acronym for this new system.
Posted by: Lysenko - click here for your covid vaccine documentation and directions at March 25, 2021 06:44 AM (TIEIK)

DSW
dead social workers

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:50 AM (yrol0)

846 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 25, 2021 06:51 AM (ju2Fy)

847 DSW
dead social workers
Posted by: rhennigantx

That'll work.
Or Targets.

I can see a whole division of out of shape (fat), mostly women, climbing the 5 flights of stairs to get to the "victim" and carrying no equipment other than a phone, pencil, and a pad of paper.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:52 AM (vd8XM)

848 Okay, time for breakfast. Hoping we have something good.

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

849 ha!

The Washington Post

Curfew causes Black Americans to wonder if they can still have fun in Miami Beach

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 06:56 AM (yrol0)

850 it didn't seem to get mentioned yesterday, but Stasi major Merkel announced she was retreating from her total lockdown order, after several guillotines* were erected in front of her office.

*I may have embellished this story, slightly.

But I shouldn't be.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 06:57 AM (F0YaR)

851 We had an incident here in the nearby city where a cop had to shot a guy who was attacking the police. They didn't have any defensive things like beanbag or teasers because they have been removed by the all knowing city government.Now the local media is asking why the social workers weren't called to defuse it. The all knowing city government has put together the young ladies and their clip boards yet. Media is demanding why.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 06:58 AM (rpeXr)

852 How many assaults shootings and murders will be covered up before these people start demanding that police accompany them to these responses.
Posted by: Buzzion

Doubt it will take very many. Likely what will happen is response time will be over 2 hours or no show at all.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 06:58 AM (jiNub)

853 I was up about 0230 after a storm came through and my knees were pretty sore. Took a couple aspirin, did a few laps around the room and went back to bed. Now up,looking up at earlier comments, some were talking about pedicures. It's getting to be a chore with the knees and hip to clip the toenails, so I think I'll go see the Vietnamese girls and get them clipped. First time I went I was wearing a Viet Vet cap, and they call me dai uy.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:00 AM (I58tH)

854 First time I went I was wearing a Viet Vet cap, and they call me dai uy.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

I think dai uy means Hung like a horse.
Your zipper was probably down

Posted by: Bruce at March 25, 2021 07:02 AM (vd8XM)

855
There was a movie in 1976 which was over the top insane. The cast included the gay, the crossdresser, a pop bottle bomber, an angry Muslim dude, a money-hungry televangelist, and a left-wing Chairman Mao following college student.

Who ever the hell thought this would become everyday reality?

Posted by: Bill from Attainder at March 25, 2021 07:02 AM (N/gDA)

856 mornin yall. Another day, another waller.

Posted by: Man who lives as a pig at March 25, 2021 07:02 AM (dAQU9)

857 First time I went I was wearing a Viet Vet cap, and they call me dai uy.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Don't hear that too much anymore.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 07:02 AM (Rvt88)

858 Media is demanding why.
Posted by: Colin

Media needs to be sent out on a few of those calls with the social workers.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 07:04 AM (jiNub)

859
Media needs to be sent out on a few of those calls with the social workers.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 07:04 AM


Yup, dressed as the police.

Posted by: Bill from Attainder at March 25, 2021 07:05 AM (N/gDA)

860 I was up about 0230 after a storm came through and my knees were pretty sore. Took a couple aspirin, did a few laps around the room and went back to bed. Now up,looking up at earlier comments, some were talking about pedicures. It's getting to be a chore with the knees and hip to clip the toenails, so I think I'll go see the Vietnamese girls and get them clipped. First time I went I was wearing a Viet Vet cap, and they call me dai uy.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:00 AM (I58tH)


*adds bill to the The List. dai uy means "captain", per wiki.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 07:06 AM (F0YaR)

861 Yup, dressed as the police.
Posted by: Bill from Attainder

"Don't shoot, we're reporters!!"


*BLAM, BLAM, BLAM"

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 07:06 AM (Rvt88)

862 857 Arkansas river valley. They resettled a lot of the VN boat people through Fort Chaffee. The VN Catholic church in Barling flies the old Republic of Vietnam flag alongside the US flag. The ones you hear with pronounced accents are the very old and new ones that have been sponsored, like the girls at the barber/nail salon joint.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:08 AM (I58tH)

863 All the reporters need is a fedora with the press card stuck in the hat like in the old movies, and they will be sate.

Posted by: Colin at March 25, 2021 07:10 AM (rpeXr)

864 "Some WH reporters are slowly testing the waters to see how far they
can go in asking a question that's not on the approved list. Tonight we
many find out if any of them want to see it Uncle Joe will really take a
question like Trump did. (I wouldn't count on it)
Posted by: Colin"

It's not the wrath of the White House they fear. It it the wrath of their fellow reporters for feting out of line. Asking a Dem hard questions can get you cancelled.

Posted by: Ripley at March 25, 2021 07:11 AM (MxEKc)

865 861 Yup, dressed as the police.
Posted by: Bill from Attainder
"Don't shoot, we're reporters!!"
*BLAM, BLAM, BLAM"
Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 07:06 AM (Rvt8


And the sign says that "anybody caught trespassing will be shot on sight." So I jumped over the fence and yelled at the house "Hey what gives you th-"

*BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM*

Posted by: Buzzion at March 25, 2021 07:11 AM (G2zl5)

866 860 Is this a good or bad list? Grew up around Youngstown. Due to high school friends, I think I'm on some "known associate" lists with the Hoover building and Quantico crowd.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:12 AM (I58tH)

867 Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:08 AM (I58tH)

Here in south MS, we have a large Vietnamese population. They do a ton of our shrimping. And Yes, the women dominate the manicure/pedicure business around the area. I don't mind.

They like it here, and while clannish, they don't seem to hate Americans. That's a great big Plus in my book.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 07:14 AM (F0YaR)

868 Woke up and saw a lump of something on the front yard security camera. Zoom in. Two cats having sex.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at March 25, 2021 07:15 AM (buTO7)

869 Those kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol, I tell ya!

Posted by: Only Context at March 25, 2021 07:15 AM (xEIoY)

870 Yup, dressed as the police.
Posted by: Bill from Attainder

"Don't shoot, we're reporters!!"


*BLAM, BLAM, BLAM"
Posted by: Tonypete

And the news lead would still frame it as police brutality.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 07:16 AM (jiNub)

871 868 Woke up and saw a lump of something on the front yard security camera. Zoom in. Two cats having sex.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at March 25, 2021 07:15 AM (buTO7)

/p

why do you ask Two Dogs Fucking

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 07:17 AM (yrol0)

872 Is this a good or bad list? Grew up around Youngstown. Due to high school friends, I think I'm on some "known associate" lists with the Hoover building and Quantico crowd.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Hit the clubs down in Lowellville back in the day did ya?

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 07:17 AM (Rvt88)

873 867 Have you ever noticed that while they seem to marry within Vietnamese circles, the kids a couple generations separated from the old country tend to be a lot taller. American diet?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:17 AM (I58tH)

874 866 860 Is this a good or bad list? Grew up around Youngstown. Due to high school friends, I think I'm on some "known associate" lists with the Hoover building and Quantico crowd.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:12 AM (I58tH)


No no no. It's The List of Croc wearin', Vespa ridin' male pedicurist fans. Messenger bag optional.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 07:17 AM (F0YaR)

875 Up again. I go to sleep, my arms and legs stiffen up, i wake up sore, move around, come here,?say hi, feel better, back to sleep, repeat. Maybe every 2 hours. Ugh.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 25, 2021 07:18 AM (4Qoor)

876 You would hear 2 cats having sex. Cat sex is noisy.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 25, 2021 07:19 AM (4Qoor)

877 873 867 Have you ever noticed that while they seem to marry within Vietnamese circles, the kids a couple generations separated from the old country tend to be a lot taller. American diet?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:17 AM (I58tH)


It is happening in Japan as well, as they adopt a heavier beef-centric diet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2021 07:20 AM (F0YaR)

878 The cats left, then an orange cat came to check the scene.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at March 25, 2021 07:21 AM (buTO7)

879 872 Most of those clubs in the Mahoning valley. You could walk into one on a Sunday, and there's a getting out of stir party for somebody. Another might be having a going away for five to seven party going on.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:21 AM (I58tH)

880 Most of those clubs in the Mahoning valley. You could walk into one on a Sunday, and there's a getting out of stir party for somebody. Another might be having a going away for five to seven party going on.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Got that right. When I first got to town and tried to get into one of the clubs the doorman pretty much interviewed me. I got in because I knew some of the 'guys' from Canton.

Couldn't ask for a safer environment though. Just don't be a dick and all was fine.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 07:24 AM (Rvt88)

881 880 As long as you were 25' or more from the car bombings, that whole area was a lot safer when the legitimate businessmen were running things.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:26 AM (I58tH)

882 ho lee fook

A record number of 5,000 unaccompanied children are in Border Patrol custody, and an additional 10,500 are in the care of Health and Human Services, according to an HHS official and a document obtained by ABC News.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 07:26 AM (yrol0)

883 Is this a good or bad list? Grew up around Youngstown. Due to high school friends, I think I'm on some "known associate" lists with the Hoover building and Quantico crowd.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin

Should be fine. Past events show that the Effbeeye doesn't pay attention to their lists.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 07:27 AM (jiNub)

884 Morning peeps. Got the veggie garden tilled for the first time yesterday. Windy as hell. They say we're supposed to get severe thunderstorms later today and tonight with more wind. Great. The pool cover will be coming off earlier than expected whether or not we're ready.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at March 25, 2021 07:31 AM (3H9h1)

885 883 That's what worries me sometimes. They have to account for time. "Hey, let's pick up Bill. He went to school 52 years ago with this guy we popped on a RICO. That way we don't have to bother driving over to interview Ali who tweeted about blowing up stuff".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:31 AM (I58tH)

886 Boker tov

Contrary to previous reports that cargo ship is still stuck in the mud in the Suez Canal.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2021 07:31 AM (85Gof)

887 Should be fine. Past events show that the Effbeeye doesn't pay attention to their lists.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 07:27 AM

Pretty sure the fbi is running false flag ops throughout the Country. A "heavily armed" man was arrested entering the publix in Atlanta "just two days after the shooting in Boulder".


I haven't put anything past them since they staged the attack on the draw mohammed cartoon event in 2015 in Grapevine Texas. obama, et. al. was using DHS to run guns to Mexico and blame it on gun dealers in an effort to get new gun control laws, I have no doubt the same crowd is trying everything they can do to get an assault weapon ban rushed in.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at March 25, 2021 07:31 AM (JUOKG)

888
A record number of 5,000 unaccompanied children are in Border Patrol custody, and an additional 10,500 are in the care of Health and Human Services, according to an HHS official and a document obtained by ABC News.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 25, 2021 07:26 AM


Verily it came to pass, as Joe from Biden fell the third time from his burden, that he said to the multitudes, "Suffer the little children unto me."

Posted by: Modern Day Gospel at March 25, 2021 07:32 AM (N/gDA)

889 record number of 5,000 unaccompanied children are in Border Patrol custody, and an additional 10,500 are in the care of Health and Human Services, according to an HHS official and a document obtained by ABC News.

*

Yep. That's the plan.

Now "do something" means they need to give the families amnesty.

Posted by: Lysenko - click here for your covid vaccine documentation and directions at March 25, 2021 07:36 AM (TIEIK)

890 Maybe they should have made two smaller cargo ships instead of one giant one. And maybe they shouldn't let a boat in that can block the canal.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 25, 2021 07:37 AM (KruOO)

891 889 The little town of Gila Bend AZ has declared a state of emergency. The feds just drop off busloads of the not so detained in the middle of the night.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:38 AM (I58tH)

892 Cat sex is noisy.
Posted by: SFGoth at March 25, 2021 07:19 AM (4Qoor)


"Me-OWWW!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 07:39 AM (hOUT3)

893 Pretty sure the fbi is running false flag ops throughout the Country. A
"heavily armed" man was arrested entering the publix in Atlanta "just
two days after the shooting in Boulder".


I keep waiting for just one of those hard working, rank and file, honest as the day is long guys in the chain of command to blow the whistle on this. And yet - crickets.

Posted by: Night Moves at March 25, 2021 07:39 AM (qgtjq)

894 Some of the commercial cargo ships rival our aircraft carriers in size and tonnage. They're massive.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at March 25, 2021 07:39 AM (3H9h1)

895 After all that '80's stuff on the last thread, I need a 40-ouncer of Schlitz Malt Liquor.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Old English 800 FTW.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 07:40 AM (jiNub)

896 891 889 The little town of Gila Bend AZ has declared a state of emergency. The feds just drop off busloads of the not so detained in the middle of the night.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:38 AM (I58tH)


So Maricopa County, happy now?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 07:40 AM (hOUT3)

897 Listening to Beverly Sills in her Met Opera debut from 1975. A great talent and a gracious lady, sadly gone while Hillary still walks the Earth.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at March 25, 2021 07:42 AM (I58tH)

898 So are we finally past the old...'They don't want to take your guns, they just want sensible un control laws' marker on the path to total gun bans?

Oh...and good morning.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2021 07:42 AM (3D/fK)

899 I keep waiting for just one of those hard working, rank and file, honest as the day is long guys in the chain of command to blow the whistle on this. And yet - crickets.
Posted by: Night Moves

Those agents know what they're capable of. They don't want to end up dead or missing.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 07:42 AM (Rvt88)

900 Probably too late to the bucket puzzle party, but you can also fill any regular bucket exactly halfway by filling it completely and then angling it until one top edge is level with the opposite bottom edge. Do that once with the three gallon and once with the five and you get four. 5 / 2 + 3 / 2 = 4

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at March 25, 2021 07:43 AM (Bg96i)

901 JJ up.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 25, 2021 07:43 AM (Rvt88)

902 I keep waiting for just one of those hard working, rank and file, honest as the day is long guys in the chain of command to blow the whistle on this. And yet - crickets.
Posted by: Night Moves at March 25, 2021 07:39 AM (qgtjq)


But, I was assured by GOP Establishment politicians and NeverTrumpers, that the EffBeeEye was chock full of those types and that nothing was amiss when St James Comey was in charge and that Wray would continue the same level of loyal leadership!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 25, 2021 07:43 AM (hOUT3)

903
And so it came to pass that Joe from Biden ascended the mountain for forty days and forty nights and returned, chiseled in stone, the family reunification act which the supremes looked upon with favor for it was good and just.

Posted by: Modern Day Gospel at March 25, 2021 07:45 AM (N/gDA)

904
Listening to Beverly Sills in her Met Opera debut from 1975. A great talent and a gracious lady, sadly gone while Hillary still walks the Earth.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin

__________

The debut of Sills at the Met was delayed until the retirement of the autocratic manager Sir Rudolf Bing, who considered Sills vulgar.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 25, 2021 07:45 AM (mht8P)

905 But, I was assured by GOP Establishment politicians and NeverTrumpers,
that the EffBeeEye was chock full of those types and that nothing was
amiss when St James Comey was in charge and that Wray would continue the
same level of loyal leadership!


You may want to sit down for this. The GOP Establishment, and the Apologists who always cover for them, are both completely full of shit. I know - I know - that's quite a bit to take it. Give yourself some time. Process it.

Posted by: Night Moves at March 25, 2021 07:46 AM (qgtjq)

906 Morning peeps. Got the veggie garden tilled for the first time yesterday. Windy as hell. They say we're supposed to get severe thunderstorms later today and tonight with more wind. Great. The pool cover will be coming off earlier than expected whether or not we're ready.
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag.

I still have 8 to 12 inches of snow in places on the north facing slopes. I've been trying to plant some Doug fir and Tamarack seedlings since Saturday. Every time I get ready it has started snowing heavily. Gave up yesterday and planted about 50 of them with the snow coming down.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at March 25, 2021 07:48 AM (jiNub)

907
O, little town of Gila Bend,
How still we see three lie
While during your deep and dreamless sleep, Comes in the FBI.
The CBP drives busses with new friends
They've brought for you.
If you think this is bad, just wait 'til you've had
It happen for a week or two.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 07:54 AM (VidtX)

908 Brubeck family is releasing additional material.

Posted by: klaftern at March 25, 2021 07:55 AM (RuIsu)

909
fookin' typos ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 25, 2021 07:55 AM (VidtX)

910 Golly, lotta action in the ONT comments section!

Posted by: m at March 25, 2021 08:05 AM (cXgya)

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