Mid-Morning Art Thread

Vroom Gibralter.jpg

The Explosion Of The Spanish flagship During The Battle Of Gibraltar, 25 April 1607
Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Firstian Bargain!

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at June 22, 2021 08:30 AM (w9Wax)

2 Cool, would hang

Posted by: The local principal in NJ at June 22, 2021 08:30 AM (ONvIw)

3 Looks like hats at a graduation ceremony.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 08:31 AM (LvTSG)

4 Sails always means "art" to me

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 08:31 AM (ONvIw)

5 Faustian Barge-in?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at June 22, 2021 08:31 AM (w9Wax)

6 Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom

His name was Vroom ?

Posted by: JT at June 22, 2021 08:31 AM (arJlL)

7 Was the ship carrying amonium nitrate?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 22, 2021 08:31 AM (uwc6D)

8 Freakin' squids...

Posted by: hawkpilot at June 22, 2021 08:32 AM (75ZVK)

9

"Vroom Paints Spanish Boom Doom"

- - Headline from Variety

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 22, 2021 08:32 AM (s2VJv)

10 17th century action movie.

Posted by: Cybernetic at June 22, 2021 08:32 AM (xawZJ)

11 We've got a lot of ships today.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 22, 2021 08:33 AM (NpAcC)

12 The Explosion Of The Spanish flagship During The Battle Of Gibraltar, 25 April 1607
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Now *that's* doing exactly what it says on tin. Also, the level of detail is YUGE on this. Embiggening is a good move.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 08:33 AM (Jsjd7)

13 Nicely executed -- the painting, that is.

Posted by: Ziba at June 22, 2021 08:33 AM (S1hrL)

14 10:

100 comment rule

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at June 22, 2021 08:33 AM (w9Wax)

15 Jeepers.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (U2p+3)

16
Pablo, smoking in the head, thinks, "Oh, oh, I'm in some trouble now!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (pNxlR)

17 Snipers "evicted" from the Crow's Nest

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (w9Wax)

18 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

19 BLITZKRIEG!!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

20 Ramming Speed!
-Daniel Simpson Day

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (ohWrE)

21 The Fucking Navy. Ahoy!

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (/MaDp)

22 Blowed up boats. I like it. *insert Tim Taylor grunt here*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (HaL55)

23 I may have to comfort all the cabin boys tonight!

Posted by: Capn Ned (Raging Queen) at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (yrol0)

24 Always like these historical battle paintings. Definitely would hang.

Posted by: East of Omaha at June 22, 2021 08:34 AM (9LYIb)

25 Spanish sailor go Vrooooom!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 22, 2021 08:35 AM (mZOHK)

26 I do believe some troll has lost his shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2021 08:35 AM (UuD2k)

27 Too many people on that raft looking thing. It's going to capsize.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 22, 2021 08:35 AM (NpAcC)

28 AND it's not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 22, 2021 08:35 AM (mZOHK)

29 Heh. Up early to beat the heat, ironically working on a boat, in the desert, hoping nothing untoward happens when we turn on the power.
The picture could be a bad omen.

Posted by: boynsea at June 22, 2021 08:35 AM (cx155)

30 Finally sailors discover their mission. To blow up other sailers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 08:35 AM (/MaDp)

31 Gibraltar? I hardly knew her!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:36 AM (Bmy3R)

32 31 Finally sailors discover their mission. To blow up other sailers.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 08:35 AM (/MaDp)

OLD: To blow up other sailers.
NEW: To blow other sailers.

Posted by: Capn Ned (Raging Queen) at June 22, 2021 08:36 AM (yrol0)

33 Embiggening is a good move.

Agreed. Lots of flying sailors.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 08:37 AM (HaL55)

34 off sailer sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 22, 2021 08:37 AM (yrol0)

35 Couple of dudes caught some real air in this painting.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2021 08:37 AM (UuD2k)

36 You Talkin' To Me? - aa limerick

In the year sixteen seventy two
The Brits had that Spanish to-do
When asked "What's an armada?"
Grenville said, (at Granada)
"I don't know! What's armada wit' choo?"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 08:37 AM (Fc5rx)

37 Vroom is a cool-ass name though.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:38 AM (Bmy3R)

38 34 Where is John Paul Jones
Posted by: Larro at June 22, 2021 08:37 AM (+ITg4)

On tour with Led Zeppelin

Posted by: Kris at June 22, 2021 08:38 AM (OyyDO)

39 Looks like a lot of guys went on a Missouri boat ride when she blew up.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 08:39 AM (ohWrE)

40 Alternate Title: The Great Clip Art War of 1588

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 08:39 AM (Fc5rx)

41 38 Vroom is a cool-ass name though.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:38 AM (Bmy3R)

So is Cornelisz.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2021 08:39 AM (UuD2k)

42 It is fine. The boat was full of white people.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 08:39 AM (psJgU)

43 The Fucking Navy. Ahoy!
Posted by: Puddin Head


Only underway. Never at the pier. And always look down. Never up.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM (ohWrE)

44 Having been to The Rock several times, and being afforded the opportunity to be inside the tunnels and gun ports inside the Rock, there is whole lot of history that has taken place in that tiny place.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM (3D/fK)

45 I think I see Batboy hovering over that one Spanish ship...

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM (IMeDs)

46 Is being very large Ka-BOOM!


would hang, pretty cool

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM (iTXRQ)

47 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Ahoy Hordematies!!!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM (mNmPl)

48 Vroom vroom!!

Posted by: dantesed at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM (88xKn)

49 Damnit, the sign says No Fumar.

Posted by: Eromero at June 22, 2021 08:41 AM (0OP+5)

50 Damn meth labs.

Posted by: klaftern at June 22, 2021 08:41 AM (r4sI4)

51 "We're out of ammo, sir!"

"What?!?!?"

"There are no more canon balls...."

"......turn starboard and tell the men full speed ahead."

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)

52 It looks like an F18 and F-14 passing overhead. I wonder which one make the kill shot.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 08:41 AM (psJgU)

53 The Fucking Navy. Ahoy!
Posted by: Puddin Head


Isn't that what they call it when they dock for 2 days leave?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:42 AM (Zz0t1)

54 45 Having been to The Rock several times, and being afforded the opportunity to be inside the tunnels and gun ports inside the Rock, there is whole lot of history that has taken place in that tiny place.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM (3D/fK)

The Brits had a hidden room that they would leave people in if the Germans captured Gibraltar. So they could spy in the Germans. It had a radio, food, and bathrooms.

Talk about a shit job.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2021 08:42 AM (UuD2k)

55 Looks like hats at a graduation ceremony.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 08:31 AM (LvTSG)

HUZZA!!!???

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 22, 2021 08:42 AM (8D42x)

56 Did somebody pop a Nuke?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (JUOKG)

57 THERE'S my Earth shattering KABOOM!!!!!

Posted by: Marvin the Martian at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (Zz0t1)

58 The Dapper Dons of the Spanish Navy, Fuck Ups for over four centuries.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (I58tH)

59 "Quick! Get me my brown pants!"

Posted by: Spanish Captain at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (OyyDO)

60 Wiki has a good writeup about the battle... Spanish got their asses kicked, bigly. Dutch massacred the Spanish swimming in the water.

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (6Je/Q)

61 Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 08:37 AM (Fc5rx)

AT Flores, in the Azores Sir Richard Grenville lay,
And a pinnace, like a flutter'd bird, came flying from far away;
"Spanish ships of war at sea! we have sighted fifty-three!"
Then sware Lord Thomas Howard: "'Fore God I am no coward;
But I cannot meet them here, for my ships are out of gear,
And the half my men are sick. I must fly, but follow quick.
We are six ships of the line; can we fight with fifty-three?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 08:45 AM (Q9lwr)

62 Dutch massacred the Spanish swimming in the water.
Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (6Je/Q)

I was promised there would be no mixed race swimming.

Posted by: Sen Sheldon Shithouse at June 22, 2021 08:45 AM (yrol0)

63 So much for that three hour tour.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 22, 2021 08:45 AM (vuisn)

64 >>> His name was Vroom ?

Dutch, I would guess. Only too happy to commemorate a battle that webt badly for Spain.

Posted by: fluffy at June 22, 2021 08:45 AM (TAFpJ)

65 "The Brits had a hidden room that they would leave people in if the Germans captured Gibraltar. So they could spy in the Germans. It had a radio, food, and bathrooms.

Talk about a shit job."

Yep, and thy were not expected to ever come out of there alive if the plan was initiated. Walled in, and hang on as long as possible.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 08:45 AM (3D/fK)

66 Vroom vroom!!
You axed for it - King Crimson's Vroom. https://youtu.be/SCcDJKLlxvE

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 08:46 AM (HaL55)

67 Ok, but what is the second gun on the Dutch ship firing at?

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 08:46 AM (gAFsE)

68 Arrrgh matey, that be like art!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 22, 2021 08:46 AM (hOUT3)

69
Sue and Corky Vroom were dog handlers in California. She later became the AKC Rep here in Texas. Very classy lady, always immaculately dressed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021 08:46 AM (mht8P)

70 Wiki has a good writeup about the battle... Spanish got their asses kicked, bigly. Dutch massacred the Spanish swimming in the water.
Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (6Je/Q)



But there MUST'VE been trannies that were fast enough to swim away!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:46 AM (Zz0t1)

71 6o And to think the Dutch were just throwing tulip bulbs and Heineken empties.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 22, 2021 08:46 AM (I58tH)

72 I really don't think that damage will buff out.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 22, 2021 08:47 AM (Rvt88)

73 Wiki: "...between 350 and 4,000 Spaniards were killed or captured..."

I mean, I know it was a long time ago and all, but could you maybe be a little more precise?

(probably supposed to read 3500-4000, I guess)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:47 AM (Bmy3R)

74 I really don't think that damage will buff out.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 22, 2021 08:47 AM (Rvt8
++++
With a big enough buffer, all is possible...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 08:47 AM (Jsjd7)

75 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 08:45 AM (Q9lwr)

******

Well, that certainly tops my sad, puny attempt at doggerel.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 08:48 AM (Fc5rx)

76
The Spanish Navy: Four Proud Centuries of Being Captured or Sunk.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021 08:48 AM (mht8P)

77 I don't usually comment about seascapes, but my first impression was that it was an artist c 1800. I guess 200 years doesn't make much of a difference to the reality of battle.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 22, 2021 08:48 AM (MIKMs)

78 Boy, those Spaniards never learned. Whupped when they sent the Armada against England, then came the Battle of Gibraltar where they got trounced by the Dutch.

"Eighty Years' War"? Oh, the Dutch war for independence from Spain. I'd forgotten that Spain ruled them for quite a while.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 08:48 AM (/XOcP)

79 Wiki: "...between 350 and 4,000 Spaniards were killed or captured..."

I mean, I know it was a long time ago and all, but could you maybe be a little more precise? ...
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:47 AM (Bmy3R)
++++
What's an order of magnitude between friends? Hell, at the cosmic scale those might as well be the same number!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 08:48 AM (Jsjd7)

80 71 6o And to think the Dutch were just throwing tulip bulbs and Heineken empties.

When all else ran out, they threw their shoes!

Meanwhile, 2 of the Dutch ships were named "The White Beer" and "The Black Beer."

But in Dutch.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:48 AM (Bmy3R)

81 My kingdom for the creation of duct tape.....

- The Spanish Navy

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

82 I mean, I know it was a long time ago and all, but could you maybe be a little more precise?

(probably supposed to read 3500-4000, I guess)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:47 AM (Bmy3R)

Might depend on how long after the battle the reports were made. I don't know how to do strikethrough, but you can imagine a draft report with crossed out and steadily decreasing numbers.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 08:49 AM (gAFsE)

83 "I really don't think that damage will buff out."

Try my new jumbo size Flex-Seal!!

Posted by: Phil Swift at June 22, 2021 08:49 AM (3D/fK)

84 >> Wiki: "...between 350 and 4,000 Spaniards were killed or captured..."


I would assume that enough men were pressed into service that they have no idea how many were lost.

Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2021 08:49 AM (snA4u)

85 The real tragedy is all the drag queens that were lost that day.

Posted by: f'd at June 22, 2021 08:49 AM (XfhKA)

86 Meh. It's no Edmund Fitzgerald.

Posted by: Mark Rothko at June 22, 2021 08:49 AM (DMUuz)

87 Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom

His name was Vroom ?
Posted by: JT at June 22, 2021


***

Nowadays he'd drive a Mazda. Vroom-vroom.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 08:49 AM (/XOcP)

88
350 is a number. 4000 is a statistic.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021 08:50 AM (mht8P)

89 I said, Flip their cannons not flip cannons.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at June 22, 2021 08:50 AM (rB4m/)

90 The pillars of Hercules

Posted by: Archer at June 22, 2021 08:50 AM (kiuTX)

91 I am waiting for a limeric with the word Magazine in it.

Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2021 08:50 AM (snA4u)

92 The Brits had a hidden room that they would leave people in if the Germans captured Gibraltar. So they could spy in the Germans. It had a radio, food, and bathrooms.

*******

"'Ey, whot, Nigel? Why is there a bloody cask of Amontillado in the store room, eh?"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (Fc5rx)

93 Tesla's first wind-powered automated boats.

Got excellent miles per galleon.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (w9Wax)

94 There once was a porn magazine...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (Bmy3R)

95 The Spanish navy was an example of what happens when meritocracy is swept aside in favor of nepotism.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (DnWIB)

96 Waht are those things flying in the air? A couple look like sailors caught in the rigging.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (/XOcP)

97 Got excellent miles per galleon.
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (w9Wax)

*throws rotten fruit*

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 08:52 AM (gAFsE)

98 95 The Spanish navy was an example of what happens when meritocracy is swept aside in favor of nepotism.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (DnWIB)

Profit!

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 22, 2021 08:52 AM (UuD2k)

99 I am waiting for a limeric with the word Magazine in it.
Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2021 08:50 AM (snA4u)
++++
Magazines don't exist
Haiku can be limerick
This is my own truth

Posted by: Postmodern Limericist at June 22, 2021 08:52 AM (Jsjd7)

100 I tried to imagine both the effort to dig the tunnels, and the effort required to drag cannon up inside the Rock, to be able to shoot down into the harbor and surrounding waters.

Really is a historically and engineering wise amazing place.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 08:52 AM (3D/fK)

101 It is just a big rock.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 08:53 AM (psJgU)

102
The Spanish navy was an example of what happens when meritocracy is swept aside in favor of nepotism.

__________

The Big Guy got his 10%.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021 08:53 AM (mht8P)

103 The Spanish Navy: Four Proud Centuries of Being Captured or Sunk.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021


***

The Spaniards accomplished more on land. See: New World, New Spain, etc.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 08:53 AM (/XOcP)

104 Kinda like our ship of state, huh?

Posted by: creeper at June 22, 2021 08:53 AM (XxJt1)

105 Got excellent miles per galleon.

OK, turn off the ballot counting machinery. We have a thread winner.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 08:53 AM (HaL55)

106 Well, that certainly tops my sad, puny attempt at doggerel.

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 08:48 AM (Fc5rx)

Not at all! Tennyson was a failed limerick writer, so he had to slum with other kinds of poetry!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (Q9lwr)

107 There once was a porn magazine...
Read under the covers unseen
I thought no one'd find out
Till I heard my mom shout:
"Hey, who took my brand new Vaseline?"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (Bmy3R)

108 The Big Guy got his 10%.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021 08:53 AM (mht8P)

I thought the King took a fifth. Or was that England?

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (gAFsE)

109 It is just a big rock.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021


***

"Can't wait to tell my friends. They don't have a rock this big."

Posted by: Spike the Vampire at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (/XOcP)

110 Good morning y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (VzbI8)

111 I tried to imagine both the effort to dig the tunnels, and the effort required to drag cannon up inside the Rock, to be able to shoot down into the harbor and surrounding waters.

Really is a historically and engineering wise amazing place.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 08:52 AM (3D/fK)
++++
We were much more impressive - if only it weren't for those meddling kids!

Posted by: Nazi plans to dam Gibraltar and drain the Med at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (Jsjd7)

112

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (K2SnJ)

113 "'Ey, whot, Nigel? Why is there a bloody cask of Amontillado in the store room, eh?"
Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM

For the love of God, Muldoon!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (dkvcO)

114 Willowed: Not trying to be snarky, but isn't this a significant moving of the goalposts? We aren't going to remove them from power, we are going to endure them instead, like the soviet people did?
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 08:43 AM (83lwH)

Sometimes you do sound like a provocateur , did you used to have a different nic and demand people tell you "what are you gonna do now"?

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (ONvIw)

115 Lot's of sailors learning to fly. Some of them are missing parts.

This guy has a good imagination. Or was he there?

I don't expect there was a lot of experience of explosions and the immediate aftermath.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (++Sf8)

116 The Spanish navy was an example of what happens when meritocracy is swept aside in favor of nepotism.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (DnWIB)

Amazing isn't it? And they never learned.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (Q9lwr)

117 Tramped the hill. Now for a shower and lunch with the girls. Shouldn't have wandered back in here. I'm late now.

See you this afternoon. Keep yer hand on it, Horde.

Posted by: creeper at June 22, 2021 08:56 AM (XxJt1)

118 That's a terrible thing to paint!

Posted by: 496 at June 22, 2021 08:56 AM (U1eOr)

119 The good news, even though the ship was lost.. all the inclusion training was complete so those sailors died meaning well.

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2021 08:56 AM (53oGX)

120 That'll buff out.

Posted by: Weasel at June 22, 2021 08:56 AM (MVjcR)

121 Little Johnny had his magazine folded
For which he KNEW he'd be scolded.
The teacher came in
and to her chagrin
She saw the word NatGeo bolded.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:56 AM (Zz0t1)

122 Lot's of sailors learning to fly. ...
Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (++Sf
++++
:: channels Sponge ::

You asked for it:
https://youtu.be/1VQ_3sBZEm0

You asked for it again:
https://youtu.be/s5BJXwNeKsQ

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 08:57 AM (Jsjd7)

123
Amazing isn't it? And they never learned.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (Q9lwr)



Sounds familiar.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 08:57 AM (Zz0t1)

124
Lot's of sailors learning to fly. Some of them are missing parts.



This guy has a good imagination. Or was he there?



I don't expect there was a lot of experience of explosions and the immediate aftermath.


The perspective is that of one of those flying sailors.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 08:57 AM (HaL55)

125 Having been to The Rock several times, and being afforded the opportunity to be inside the tunnels and gun ports inside the Rock, there is whole lot of history that has taken place in that tiny place.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 08:40 AM


So Dwayne Johnson is the Terminator?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 22, 2021 08:57 AM (DMUuz)

126 Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (ONvIw)

Oh yes...an old commenter/troll returns with a new nic....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 08:57 AM (Q9lwr)

127 I don't normally make suggestions for art choices, but along the same vein, perhaps something from the Grand harbor in Valetta on a later thread?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 08:57 AM (3D/fK)

128 Keep yer hand on it, Horde.

Posted by: creeper at June 22, 202

Hehehehe

Posted by: Beavis at June 22, 2021 08:57 AM (Psn3w)

129 My uncle Roland always told us:

Mary had a little lamb.
She loved it very well.
She stuffed it full of dynamite,
and blew it all to pieces as big as your fist.

Posted by: Please Place The gp In The Bag at June 22, 2021 08:58 AM (qpX6U)

130 It may have been a good idea to have you cannons ready before battle.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 22, 2021 08:58 AM (HnNKD)

131
That'll buff out.
Posted by: Weasel at June 22, 2021 08:56 AM (MVjcR)

_________

Call your insurance agent for a claim. There's a Prudential office nearby.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021 08:58 AM (mht8P)

132 So...

Dr. Feelgood, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (LvTSG)

133 Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (ONvIw)

Ah ha! I remember that person. yeah this seems like the same person or the same attitude and maybe the same agenda/goal.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (++Sf8)

134 That was a really hard life, ship duty. I like this one better.

Would you rather:

1) live a hard life as civ ascends
2) live an easy life in the decline

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (83lwH)

135 The Spanish navy was an example of what happens when meritocracy is swept aside in favor of nepotism.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos

Now do the President, House, and Senate.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (VnYGE)

136 The Spaniards accomplished more on land. See: New World, New Spain, etc.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 08:53 AM (/XOcP)

what about Golf? The nation writ large plays no golf at all. Sure they have courses, but those are for the tourists. Many Americans don't realize Spain is like the Florida of Europe. What the Spaniards have done in professional golf it truly amazing. Over the last 30 years, if you had a team competition and you went three on three, Spain would easily be as much as a favorite as any other nation.

btw. I posted on Saturday, before the third round, that Jon Rahm was my pick to win. There were five guys ahead of him, but I posted it, it is part of Horde lore. I won't go find it and repost it, was not that big a deal. Sure if you ran off to MGM Bets, then it would be a big deal.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (gJfTA)

137 The Spanish navy was an example of what happens when meritocracy is swept aside in favor of nepotism.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 08:51 AM (DnWIB)
*
Amazing isn't it? And they never learned.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021

***
Was it a Spanish king who died from overheating himself at a brazier, because the servant whose job it was to move the brazier couldn't be found?

Posted by: Spike the Vampire at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (/XOcP)

138 Perhaps a direct connection between the amount of Nepotism in a society and its' level of Decadence.... wonder where we are at on that continuum?

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (6Je/Q)

139 Gimmee that old time religion.

Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (d9FiS)

140 111I tried to imagine both the effort to dig the tunnels, and the effort required to drag cannon up inside the Rock, to be able to shoot down into the harbor and surrounding waters

Really is a historically and engineering wise amazing place

******


Since they had nothing to do with it Wakanda disagrees.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (DnWIB)

141 "Call your insurance agent for a claim. There's a Prudential office nearby."

Only pay for what you need.

Posted by: Doug at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (3D/fK)

142 I can fly!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (wezs4)

143 Posted by: Nazi plans to dam Gibraltar and drain the Med at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (Jsjd7)

===============
Can you imagine what that would do to ocean levels in the world? We'd definitely oppose that plan.

Posted by: The German Green Party at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (Fj6k3)

144 That'll buff out.
Posted by: Weasel at June 22, 2021 08:56 AM (MVjcR)
_________

Call your insurance agent for a claim. There's a Prudential office nearby.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 22, 2021

***

Flo's Bros or the Lizard People can handle it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (/XOcP)

145 139 Gimmee that old time religion.

Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (d9FiS)

And a great reminder that lifelong does not equal devout.

Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (53oGX)

146 Sometimes you do sound like a provocateur , did you used to have a different nic and demand people tell you "what are you gonna do now"?

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 08:55 AM (ONvIw)

He came in about a week ago, to a quarantine cafe thread and posted stuff like that. I called him a cop and he disappeared for the rest of the thread.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (gAFsE)

147 Gonna need some paint and a shitload of screen doors

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (iTXRQ)

148 ERCOT to Texans:
We're gonna need y'all to unplug your electric vehicles to conserve electricity.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (ohWrE)

149 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

They keep on using that word 'Catholic'. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (Rvt88)

150 Gimmee that old time religion.



Aaron Rupar

@atrupar

I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if
Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic
Church

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 A

Well there goes the catholic church, put a fork in it, it's done.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (JUOKG)

151 >>@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church



Obviously Catholocism is their second Religion.

Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (snA4u)

152 139 Gimmee that old time religion.

Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (d9FiS)

=========

"It's not like the Eucharist is anything special or anything."
-Lifelong Catholic, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (LvTSG)

153 Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (d9FiS)


Thou shalt not worship false gods.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

154 And a great reminder that lifelong does not equal devout.

Posted by: Inogame at June 22

Wtf?

Posted by: Lifelong Republicans who voted Biden at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (gaE7X)

155 Posted by: Nazi plans to dam Gibraltar and drain the Med at June 22, 2021 08:54 AM (Jsjd7)


The Nile flows into the Med, so...

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (gAFsE)

156 I learned it from watching you, Dad!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (vuisn)

157 >>@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church


It's over man, it's over!

Posted by: Cardinal in a Red Hat at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (snA4u)

158 146

He came in about a week ago, to a quarantine cafe thread and posted stuff like that. I called him a cop and he disappeared for the rest of the thread.
Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (gAFsE)

Agent Provacateur????

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (6Je/Q)

159 I'll paint any galleon for $99.95

Earl Of Scheib

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (iTXRQ)

160 I am waiting for a limeric with the word Magazine in it.

*****

B-B-Bennie and the Jets Sharks - limerick

Those olde Spanish sailors were keen
When they got blown to high smithereens
The cheering grew louder
When Bennie took a powder
"Ya' know I lit it in the magazine!"

Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (Fc5rx)

161 ERCOT to Texans:
We're gonna need y'all to unplug your electric vehicles to conserve electricity.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:01 AM (ohWrE)



BWWWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Abbott better start doing something about them.........

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (Zz0t1)

162 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church


It sounds like the lifelong catholic doesn't get it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (psJgU)

163 Sock off

Posted by: Kris at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (OyyDO)

164 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (d9FiS)

Most of my extended family on my Dad's side (aunts, uncles, cousins) are "Catholics" of this caliber.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (gAFsE)

165 And a great reminder that lifelong does not equal devout.
Posted by: Inogame at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (53oGX)

I try to keep my criticism of other religions' INOs to myself, but if this person is a supporter of abortion maybe they should deny him Communion, too.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (ONvIw)

166 The Spanish navy was an example of what happens when meritocracy is swept aside in favor of nepotism.


I feel sorry for the poor Air Force Private having to sweep up all the glitter and bangles after the weekend tranny fest. Nothing worse than jet engines sucking up sparkly things.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (axyOa)

167 "Amazing isn't it? And they never learned."

Has anyone studied the English victory in detail? I grew up under the idea that the sea destroyed them. But just dipping my toe in to the research seems to indicate alot of english aggression (that drove them north?)

ie, the English didn't passively wait for God to destroy the Armada, they pushed the Spanish to Him.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (83lwH)

168 Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (d9FiS)


They'll be missed.

/s

Posted by: Emmie at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (tcsxg)

169 ERCOT to Texans:

We're gonna need y'all to unplug your electric vehicles to conserve electricity.

Apparently, the idea of increasing capacity and generating more electricity has never occurred to those people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (HaL55)

170 what about Golf? The nation writ large plays no golf at all.


Golf is the sport of Kings.
Spain was ruled by Queens.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (ohWrE)

171 White Latinx, they're the worst!

https://bit.ly/3qtT5kJ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (d9FiS)

172 "Sink me the ship, master gunner, sink her, split her in twain!
Fall into the hands of God, not into the hands of Spain!"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (WGara)

173 a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

The horde-mind is at work on this one.
I too thought: The "lifelong" hasn't been Roman Catholic for a long, long, long time.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (VnYGE)

174 The Nile flows into the Med, so...


Damn de nile

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (psJgU)

175 I have been to Gibraltar. It is a very interesting place. There is a runway that defines the border with Spain. You can walk through but you have to wait for the planes to land.

Similar to the Falklands, the people of Gibraltar act more British than the British. The place also has a lot of monkeys hanging around. And if all else fails, you get to see the rock from those old Prudential commercials.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 09:04 AM (gJfTA)

176 Hey, art related topic: I took the lovely Mrs. Blake to Cambria, CA, for her birthday. During our wanderings, we walked into an actual art gallery that had actual art on the walls, done by someone who is actually an artist.

Patrick Dennis.

The artist wasn't in, but, I did talk to the guy in the shop, and, what he relayed to me was: "Patrick takes a scene, deconstructs it, then paints."

The technique was interesting, very different, and, definitely art.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 22, 2021 09:04 AM (2SdPm)

177 Fuckin' Muldoon. Guy is amazing.

Posted by: garrett at June 22, 2021 09:04 AM (snA4u)

178 " Paint Your Galleon"!!!! Ran on Broadway for years, after the Musical on Broadway... Starred Cheech Marin, Fernando Lamas, Rita Moreno...

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:04 AM (6Je/Q)

179 I think it would be a great thing if all of these non-church attending Catholic in name only northwestern progressives stopped associating with the Church.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:04 AM (LvTSG)

180 Perhaps a direct connection between the amount of Nepotism in a society and its' level of Decadence.... wonder where we are at on that continuum?
Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021


***

Further along than we'd like. We came close to a Bush dynasty, and only the fact that Hunter is an utter fuckup will keep the Biden Crime Family from somehow wedging him into the Oval Office.

In his 1950s novel They Shall Have Stars, James Blish depicted a very Soviet-like USA of the early 21st century, with -- get this -- a hereditary FBI directorship. He was more prescient than he probably knew. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (/XOcP)

181 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

Good riddance. May they burn in Hell for all eternity.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (jOcSX)

182 Perhaps a direct connection between the amount of Nepotism in a society and its' level of Decadence.... wonder where we are at on that continuum?
Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 08:59 AM (6Je/Q)
++++
When studying the Depression, Galbraith created a concept he called "The Bezzle." The Bezzle is the quantity and scope of undiscovered embezzlement. During the good times, when everyone's making money, a lot gets stolen and it doesn't really matter because everyone is still making progress. The theft - whether actual embezzlement and nest-feathering, or huge waste, or malinvestment, or whatever - goes unnoticed.

Once those good times peter out, it all gets discovered quickly. As he put it:
But even though money is plentiful, there are always many people who need more. Under these circumstances the rate of embezzlement grows, the rate of discovery falls off, and the bezzle increases rapidly. In depression all this is reversed.

I have been thinking recently that nepotism (really, cronyism) is the political equivalent of The Bezzle, It accumulates on the ascent and comes into the fore all at once as a crippling overhang once we cross the apogee/zenith.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (Jsjd7)

183 I should go do stuff

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (3D/fK)

184 I am a lifelong conservative but I look at all of the great things Joe Biden is doing for America, and I wonder why all of my fellow conservatives all pine for a return of Trump.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (psJgU)

185 B-B-Bennie and the Jets Sharks - limerick

Those olde Spanish sailors were keen
When they got blown to high smithereens
The cheering grew louder
When Bennie took a powder
"Ya' know I lit it in the magazine!"
Posted by: Muldoon at June 22, 2021 09:02 AM (Fc5rx)


I am in awe!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (axyOa)

186 Vanya: "I called him a cop and he disappeared for the rest of the thread."

But you say that to all the boys.

Exactly what a cop would do to throw off suspicion

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (83lwH)

187
Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom

The Fastest Painter in the Netherlands!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (dWwl8)

188 139Gimmee that old time religion

Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

*****

Well hey we have something in common myself and that lifelong Catholic. I was done with the Catholic Church when they continued to give the Eucharist to the likes of Biden and Pelosi. The Catholic Church at its highest echelons stands for nothing.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (DnWIB)

189 Watched "Master and Commander" again this weekend. It's a fairy tale, but an aspirational one. We wish there were men of that high quality: learned gentlemen, able leaders, loyal followers, strong in adversity, always choosing the moral course. But there aren't, for the most part. Nevertheless a very enjoyable movie.

Posted by: Please Place The gp In The Bag at June 22, 2021 09:06 AM (qpX6U)

190 184 I am a lifelong conservative but I look at all of the great things Joe Biden is doing for America, and I wonder why all of my fellow conservatives all pine for a return of Trump.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (psJgU)

==========

As a lifelong Republican, I support lifelong conservative's assertion. Trump was bad for America because the unbiased media told me that he was evil.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:06 AM (LvTSG)

191 a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied
the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

It amazes me what people will give up a church for. Is it ever about belief in the divinity of Christ? If so, then fair play. But if it is about men, I wonder what the people thought they were getting into.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 09:06 AM (gJfTA)

192 I demand that God change to accept my social norms!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:06 AM (psJgU)

193 Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (WGara)

One of my favorite poems....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (Q9lwr)

194 Apparently, the idea of increasing capacity and generating more electricity has never occurred to those people.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

Making more supply available would lower the price that can be charged for a scarce resource.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (VnYGE)

195 . . . the English didn't passively wait for God to destroy the Armada, they pushed the Spanish to Him.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021


***
Some of the Spanish sailors fleeing the debacle fetched up in Ireland and even Scotland. It's why we have Black Irish and black-haired Scots to this day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (/XOcP)

196 i'm always late to the game.
allow me to be the 117th person to savor that the artist's last name was Vroom.

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentric Hypochondriac at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (rw/ga)

197 184 I am a lifelong conservative but I look at all of the great things
Joe Biden is doing for America, and I wonder why all of my fellow
conservatives all pine for a return of Trump.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (psJgU)

Joe Biden is doing something? That is news to me.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (gJfTA)

198 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:00 AM (d9FiS)

Most of my extended family on my Dad's side (aunts, uncles, cousins) are "Catholics" of this caliber.
Posted by: Vanya

Extended family on my mom's side are Polish Catholics. Talk about marching on the White House with torches and pitchforks.
(Mom's aunt got a special dispensation from the Bishop of St. Louis to attend my parent's wedding because it wasn't in "The Church")

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (ohWrE)

199 I demand that God change to accept my social norms!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:06 AM (psJgU)
--------------

Darn right, because, darn it, things have changed over the last 6.000 years!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (2SdPm)

200 Quite a few "Catholics" are very pissy at being told their support of abortion is wrong. I do put blame of this on previous popes and cardinals since this has been known for ever and they have been quiet about it.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 22, 2021 09:08 AM (G2zl5)

201 Good riddance. May they burn in Hell for all eternity.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (jOcSX)

They probably gave up "eternity" along with the right to life, never mind liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

My husband has a friend like this, spent his whole life championing liberal causes while working hard to outsource and support the CCP. Now that they are 80, he is seeing himself trying to pass through the eye of the needle and is looking for a way out. It's sad.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:08 AM (ONvIw)

202 ome of the Spanish sailors fleeing the debacle
fetched up in Ireland and even Scotland. It's why we have Black Irish
and black-haired Scots to this day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM (/XOcP)

that is a famous theory. Mostly debunked for obvious reasons, but yes, people used to say that.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 09:09 AM (gJfTA)

203 "We're gonna need y'all to unplug your electric vehicles to conserve electricity."

That makes me smile. Thanks.

Wouldn't electric cars be the choice of an Authoritarian government? I assume one of their goals would be to restrict transportation to local only. And electric cars can be rendered inoperative simply by throwing a switch.

I'm ignorant re supply chain of gasoline, but it would be much more difficult to cut off, right?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (83lwH)

204 200 Quite a few "Catholics" are very pissy at being told their support of abortion is wrong. I do put blame of this on previous popes and cardinals since this has been known for ever and they have been quiet about it.
Posted by: Buzzion at June 22, 2021 09:08 AM (G2zl5)

========

Even Francis says that abortion is wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (LvTSG)

205 Rupar would never lie.

Posted by: Tee Hee! at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (N90wi)

206 Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (vuisn)

207 Some of the Spanish sailors fleeing the debacle fetched up in Ireland and even Scotland. It's why we have Black Irish and black-haired Scots to this day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:07 AM

that is a famous theory. Mostly debunked for obvious reasons, but yes, people used to say that.
Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021

***
I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)

208 I'll paint any galleon for $99.95

Earl Of Scheib
Posted by: DB


Never argue with a man that buys paint by the galleon.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (ohWrE)

209 I am in awe!

As am I. Muldoon gets the Official Doff of the Hat.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (HaL55)

210 ERCOT to Texans:
We're gonna need y'all to unplug your electric vehicles to conserve electricity.
Posted by: rickb223

Texans will have to go back to riding horses.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:11 AM (d9FiS)

211 Apparently, the idea of increasing capacity and generating more electricity has never occurred to those people.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (HaL55)
--------------
Hey, we all know we can conserve our way to more electricity!

Just like CA can conserve their way to more water! And electricity.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at June 22, 2021 09:11 AM (2SdPm)

212 As a staunch Republican, I support Lifelong Conservative and Lifelong Republican's assertions that Joe Biden is building back a better America after the 4-year aberration that was Trump and Trumpism, and I wonder why my fellow staunch Republicans continue to support the bad orange man and his mean tweets.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (Bmy3R)

213 Is worthless congressman Ted Lieu going to demand entry into Heaven when he stands before the Judge?

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (cSyAR)

214 Apparently, the idea of increasing capacity and generating more electricity has never occurred to those people.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 09:03 AM (HaL55)



Increasing capacity is a long and difficult process. You spend years fighting environmentalists who want no additional generation, NIMBYs who want it built anywhere but here, politicians who want it built over there where they need votes, contractors who want it built by their people, endless debates about every detail of construction, incompetent bureaucrats, and at the end the risk that you'll finish construction only to have the government policies change and suddenly you're stuck with an asset that no longer pays for itself.

Far easier to simply tell everyone to turn off their ACs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (jOcSX)

215 I have been thinking recently that nepotism (really, cronyism) is the political equivalent of The Bezzle, It accumulates on the ascent and comes into the fore all at once as a crippling overhang once we cross the apogee/zenith.


Joe Mannix you are smart. Thinking the same way myself and have been for a while. we simply can no longer afford Leftists/Dems/RINO politi-hack nonsense any longer. and they are scrambling to grab up everything they can now that the jig is up

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (j9HX3)

216 But you say that to all the boys.

Exactly what a cop would do to throw off suspicion
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (83lwH)

You come in here talking about "What's our line in the sand" and "Are we going to take this" you sound sus as fuck, dude. What exactly do you expect in the way of constructive replies that won't be fodder for LEOs? The FBI put up billboards telling people to rat on anyone who was near DC on 1/6.

What do you think people are going to say? "Yes, if such and such happens, I plan on doing X"? Even if what they say is true, it would be blitheringly stupid to announce it on a forum like this. This place isn't secret.

Posted by: Vanya, Hallucination at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (gAFsE)

217 I like the painting. But there are no happy landings in the future of the guys 100 feet in the air.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (o2MD2)

218 We could have all the energy we need if we burned coal, but nooooo...

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:13 AM (6Je/Q)

219 Texans will have to go back to riding horses.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


"40 Miles A Day On Beans And Hay" and here I am, 80 miles from work.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:13 AM (ohWrE)

220 212 As a staunch Republican, I support Lifelong Conservative and Lifelong Republican's assertions that Joe Biden is building back a better America after the 4-year aberration that was Trump and Trumpism, and I wonder why my fellow staunch Republicans continue to support the bad orange man and his mean tweets.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (Bmy3R)

=========

Staunch Republican is on the right track, but I think he needs to go further. It's not enough to rid ourselves of mean tweets in favor of the moderate centrism of Joe Biden. We must rid ourselves of the populace that allowed Donald Trump to arise at all. It's the conservative thing to do.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:13 AM (LvTSG)

221 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM

Egypt. Really that is one theory floating around out there. Some high level people fled Egypt because they were going to be killed when the pharaoh died and they finally made their way to Ireland. IIRC it was the pharaohs wife and some other high ranking people.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 22, 2021 09:13 AM (JUOKG)

222
A Spanish Sailor found himself high
Sailing through the blue Gibraltar sky
That got him to thinking
He hadn't been drinking
"Ah, yes! I took too much Spanish Fly!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 22, 2021 09:13 AM (dWwl8)

223 And when you can't even get Pope Commie I to side with you on your crap you know you fucked up.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 22, 2021 09:14 AM (G2zl5)

224 217 I like the painting. But there are no happy landings in the future of the guys 100 feet in the air.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (o2MD2)

What if they identify as a bird?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 22, 2021 09:14 AM (khAeP)

225 212 As a staunch Republican, I support Lifelong Conservative and Lifelong Republican's assertions that Joe Biden is building back a better America after the 4-year aberration that was Trump and Trumpism, and I wonder why my fellow staunch Republicans continue to support the bad orange man and his mean tweets.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (Bmy3R)

Evil Orange man and his America first!

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:14 AM (ONvIw)

226 198Extended family on my mom's side are Polish Catholics. Talk about marching on the White House with torches and pitchforks.
(Mom's aunt got a special dispensation from the Bishop of St. Louis to attend my parent's wedding because it wasn't in "The Church")



Oh with that comment you put happines in my heart and a smile on my face. I do love the Polish.

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 09:14 AM (DnWIB)

227 Far easier to simply tell everyone to turn off their ACs.
Posted by: Colorado Alex


Far easier to shut off their electric cars.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:14 AM (ohWrE)

228 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)


I can't tell you that. It is way out of my wheel house. I know there are more dark haired people in the UK that I have met than blondes. I don't think it is likely the answer is some Spanish sailors washed onto the shores of an enemy island . You can probably search the term "Black Irish" online and get more than I can offer. I am not saying it is false, just that it was an old idea that few have supported with legitimate evidence. And if you really think about it, it is pretty fantastical.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 09:15 AM (gJfTA)

229 And then there's those Lost Israel Tribes roaming around America....

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:15 AM (6Je/Q)

230 223 And when you can't even get Pope Commie I to side with you on your crap you know you fucked up.
Posted by: Buzzion at June 22, 2021 09:14 AM (G2zl5)

=========

There's the occasional freakout that Ed Morrisey would cover (I suppose he continues to cover them, but I haven't been to Hot Air in a while) where Francis says perfectly anodyne Catholic things and the leftist media pulls its hair out.

Essentially, "I thought he was a good Catholic who wanted to burn unborn babies at gay weddings! And he goes and says that abortion is wrong!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

231 These guys could have used a shit ton of Flex Seal.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 09:15 AM (/MaDp)

232 We must rid ourselves of the populace that allowed Donald Trump to arise at all. It's the conservative thing to do.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:13 AM (LvTSG)


Yes. We need a final solution to purify conservatism and rid it of the trumpian me ace.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:15 AM (psJgU)

233 We could have all the energy we need if we burned coal, but nooooo...
Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:13 AM (6Je/Q)


We'd have more than we need if we built some nuke plants.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (Zz0t1)

234 A children's book on abortion.

https://bit.ly/2SgQFsM

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (d9FiS)

235 Far easier to shut off their electric cars.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:14 AM

I can't imagine how much extra electricity Texas would need if even 10% of the cars in the State were electric. We're gonna need to build a $hit ton of extra Nuke and gas fired plants to keep up with that demand.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (JUOKG)

236 232 Yes. We need a final solution to purify conservatism and rid it of the trumpian me ace.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:15 AM (psJgU)

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He said "me ace"! He's a mole!

Kill him!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (LvTSG)

237 Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church


Rupar's almost as much of a hack as Tater and Fredo. Almost.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (ZGrMX)

238 Far easier to simply tell everyone to turn off their ACs.

Make one question why all those groups want everyone to suffer needlessly.

There is no excuse why we should have a diminished standard of living. Not having enough electricity these days is absolutely unacceptable.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (HaL55)

239 The Romans hung around Britain for a while... and some Phoenicians a while before them..

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (6Je/Q)

240 The amusing thing is that folks like Biden aren't Catholic...to the extent that they support abortion, they have excommunicated themselves from the Church.
That's the basis for denying such folks communion: it's not that they are Catholics who happen to hold views that differ from Church teaching; they are not in communion with the Church as a result of their support of abortion, so the Church denies them the eucharist.

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentric Hypochondriac at June 22, 2021 09:16 AM (rw/ga)

241 I said, "frigate! Let's get in there and ram these bitches!"

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 22, 2021 09:17 AM (HnNKD)

242 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM

Egypt. Really that is one theory floating around out there. Some high level people fled Egypt because they were going to be killed when the pharaoh died and they finally made their way to Ireland. IIRC it was the pharaohs wife and some other high ranking people.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 22, 2021


***
I find that harder to believe, considering the distance between Egypt and the British Isles, than I do the "Some good-looking Spanish guys washed up on the beach, and being Irish/Scots I hate England anyway, so come on in" theory.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:17 AM (/XOcP)

243 And then there's those Lost Israel Tribes roaming around America....
Posted by: kraken

They're stealing our electricity!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:17 AM (d9FiS)

244 Now that's what I call a Vroom with a view!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 22, 2021 09:17 AM (oj5rr)

245 Far easier to shut off their electric cars.

I saw on the Twats that the state of California ordered people to stop charging electric cars because the grid is overstressed. No proof, but it's too funny to check anyway.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 22, 2021 09:18 AM (ZGrMX)

246 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)

Classic medeival Irish literature comments on black hair as a mark of beauty in a man. The modal Y chromosome haplotypes in Ireland is common in Breton and Iberian populations as well.

tinyurl.com/4y4342wm

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 22, 2021 09:18 AM (mZOHK)

247 I know I completely support Mitt Romney and that Cheney from out west.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:18 AM (ONvIw)

248 He said "me ace"! He's a mole!



Kill him!


*hands CAT a letter "N."*

Here, this fell out of your comment. I found it on the floor in the hallway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 09:18 AM (HaL55)

249 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)
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Ask the Milesians and the Tuatha de Danaan.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 09:18 AM (WGara)

250 I can't imagine how much extra electricity Texas would need if even 10% of the cars in the State were electric. We're gonna need to build a $hit ton of extra Nuke and gas fired plants to keep up with that demand.
Posted by: Mister Scott

Exactly. That, and borrowing Musk's reusable rockets to fire payloads of dead battery waste into the sun because we can't dispose of the toxic waste here.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (ohWrE)

251 Joe Biden is doing something? That is news to me.
__________

He's bankrupting us; he's inviting foreign hordes of welfare seekers to invade (and live here at our expense; see, also, he's bankrupting us); he's making us a laughingstock internationally, he's pussifying our armed forces (see, also, he's making us a laughingstock and bankrupting us: "Join the Navy and become a tranny on the taxpayers' dime!") -- and that's just the first few months of his corrupt mal-administration. He and his dark little minions have worse things planned for the future.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (k4dH2)

252 207I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?


My understanding is that most Spanish sailors that made it to land were killed.

I think those genes are most likely just part of the inheritance from the people who populated the islands since the Paleolithic. Perhaps the Neolithic farmers?

Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (DnWIB)

253 If Trump returns as President, he really should directly push, promote, and legally protect the building of nuclear power plant. Gas and coal(?) as well.

It has to happen anyway, if Our Betters are going to push electric cars on everyone.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (dWwl8)

254 There is no excuse why we should have a diminished standard of living. Not having enough electricity these days is absolutely unacceptable.

Our Alleged Betters have the sads because electricity is the great equalizer - it means even the poors can have a standard of living not far off of Jeff Bezos', at least in terms of day-to-day existence. They want neo-feudalism, when the lower classes knew their place, dammit.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (ZGrMX)

255 I think it would be a great thing if all of these non-church attending Catholic in name only northwestern progressives stopped associating with the Church.
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Silly me, I thought that was why Episcopalians were invented. /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (MIKMs)

256 249 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)
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Ask the Milesians and the Tuatha de Danaan.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 09:18 AM (WGara)


Can we work Atlantis into this somehow?

Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (6Je/Q)

257 I am not saying it is false, just that it was an old idea that few have supported with legitimate evidence. And if you really think about it, it is pretty fantastical.
Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021


***
Maybe so. But the Irish and the Scots hated England anyhow, so "The enemy of my enemy is my friend," etc., props the idea up. And the Spanish sailors would have had the additional attraction to the local women of being rather exotic and Other.

They probably weren't the only source of those genes. But they might have contributed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (/XOcP)

258 I find that harder to believe, considering the distance between Egypt and the British Isles, than I do the "Some good-looking Spanish guys washed up on the beach, and being Irish/Scots I hate England anyway, so come on in" theory.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (ohWrE)

259 I find that harder to believe, considering the
distance between Egypt and the British Isles, than I do the "Some
good-looking Spanish guys washed up on the beach, and being Irish/Scots I
hate England anyway, so come on in" theory.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:17 AM

Apparently there is some evidence to back that up. They found a couple of Egyptian sailing ships in England back in the 1930s. They dated to around 1400 BC.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (JUOKG)

260 Energy 'droughts' infuriate me.

There is no reason besides malice and/or incompetence for any area in the US to be without A/C in the summer or heat in the winter.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (khAeP)

261 Way down below the ocean
Where I wanna be, she may be

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (Bmy3R)

262 I think those genes are most likely just part of the inheritance from the people who populated the islands since the Paleolithic. Perhaps the Neolithic farmers?
Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (DnWIB)


Considering that primitive people sailed across large swaths of the Pacific, it's not crazy to think that there has long been at least small amounts of intermixing among various groups in Europe. The English Channel isn't that wide.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (jOcSX)

263 Look, we answered all of the questions about the dark haired Irish a long time ago. It is time to move on to important issues like the violent insurrection of Jan 6 and climate change.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (psJgU)

264 Black Irish? Like O'Bama?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (d9FiS)

265 The amusing thing is that folks like Biden aren't Catholic...to the extent that they support abortion, they have excommunicated themselves from the Church.
That's the basis for denying such folks communion: it's not that they are Catholics who happen to hold views that differ from Church teaching; they are not in communion with the Church as a result of their support of abortion, so the Church denies them the eucharist.


EXACTLY. it honestly does not matter what any celebrant does, the sin is the act of taking Communion while in a state of sin - which they clearly clearly are. That is a grave sin, btw. It's a big freaking deal.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 22, 2021 09:21 AM (j9HX3)

266 Silly me, I thought that was why Episcopalians were invented. /s
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (MIKMs)


*snort*

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 22, 2021 09:22 AM (Ez6QX)

267 Can we work Atlantis into this somehow?
Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (6Je/Q)

Those are the people with haplogroup X, right? /s

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:22 AM (ONvIw)

268 But longbows-crossbows isn't settled yet. Not by a longshot.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:22 AM (Bmy3R)

269 Energy 'droughts' infuriate me.

There is no reason besides malice and/or incompetence for any area in the US to be without A/C in the summer or heat in the winter.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf?

You forgot showing you who's boss.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:23 AM (d9FiS)

270 Can we work Atlantis into this somehow?
Posted by: kraken at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM (6Je/Q)



I really wasn't that big a fan of her songs, really......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)

271 "you sound sus as fuck, dude"

No, I really don't. You keep adding hyperbole whatever I said to make it sound more provocative. Dishonest of you.

"What exactly do you expect in the way of constructive replies that won't be fodder for LEOs?"

No, is a valid reply. Yes but we don't discuss that in open comms, is also a valid reply. Burn the witch! is not a valid reply. It's way out of proportion to what was asked.

And when you falsely accuse a guy of being a witch and he goes out of his way to provide any info necessary to clear his name, and you just ignore that and continue to bear false witness?... not a valid reply.

It's a good Mutt and Jeff technique though - they guy calling everyone else a snitch usually turns out to be the snitch.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:23 AM (83lwH)

272 Apparently there is some evidence to back that up. They found a couple of Egyptian sailing ships in England back in the 1930s. They dated to around 1400 BC.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 22, 2021


***
True. The Phoenicians knew of Britain too; they called it the Tin Isles, and sourced tin from Cornwall.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:23 AM (/XOcP)

273 Silly me, I thought that was why Episcopalians were invented. /s
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 22, 2021 09:19 AM

*waves*

Posted by: Unitarians at June 22, 2021 09:24 AM (dkvcO)

274 The Black Irish started with the O'Bama clan. Duh

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 22, 2021 09:24 AM (uwc6D)

275 The Democrats are going to be needing an awful lot of millstones around their necks. Is there a sufficient supply?

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at June 22, 2021 09:24 AM (cSyAR)

276 "I really wasn't that big a fan of her songs, really..."

Was she the one with on Muppets wearing the meat dress?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:24 AM (83lwH)

277 n

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:24 AM (psJgU)

278 Singe the witch!

Posted by: klaftern at June 22, 2021 09:25 AM (r4sI4)

279 Dennis Hopper explained all of this in True Romance

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 09:26 AM (iTXRQ)

280 aron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

I call bullshit. He's making up crap to fit the narrative. This is what they do. They just make shit up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 22, 2021 09:26 AM (dQOwJ)

281 Happy Barbarossa day!

Posted by: SFGoth at June 22, 2021 09:26 AM (BccxL)

282 The original Irish were black. The whites came in and stole their land.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:26 AM (psJgU)

283 As a life long Catholic, Id like to see him driven from the church by a Templar with a mace.

Posted by: Jean at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (Xih1H)

284 The way to the future will be small regional nukes.

The Navy's been building and running them for half a century with no major incidents.

There would need to be changes in zoning and some incentives and rebates but the biggest problem with nuke plants is their size, complexity, cost and for their size a short life time.

Smaller can be better.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (++Sf8)

285 off sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (yrol0)

286 280 I call bullshit. He's making up crap to fit the narrative. This is what they do. They just make shit up.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 22, 2021 09:26 AM (dQOwJ)

==========

I fully expect half of Boston's Catholics to leave the Church in response to the Bishops refusing communion to Biden.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (LvTSG)

287 > The original Irish were black. The whites came in and stole their land.


this led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (iTXRQ)

288 As a life long Catholic, Id like to see him driven from the church by a Templar with a mace.
Posted by: Jean at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (Xih1H)
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He chose...poorly.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (WGara)

289 Singe the witch!
Posted by: klaftern

Kinder, gentler conservatism.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:28 AM (d9FiS)

290 If you own an electric car in TX, get a big diesel generator to charge it. Problem solved.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:28 AM (psJgU)

291 The original Irish were black. The whites came in and stole their land.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

They exterminated the tribe of black redheads.

Posted by: Jean at June 22, 2021 09:28 AM (Xih1H)

292 And then there's those Lost Israel Tribes roaming around America....
Posted by: kraken
They're stealing our electricity!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:17 AM (d9FiS)

I've seen them in Times Square before. They were shouting about Y-T and were dressed as Egyptians.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 22, 2021 09:28 AM (IMeDs)

293 Posted by: Jean at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (Xih1H)

There's a couple paintings of Christ casting the money lenders out of the church.

That would be a good example.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (++Sf8)

294
aron Rupar

@atrupar

I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if
Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic
Church



I call bullshit. He's making up crap to fit the narrative. This is what they do. They just make shit up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 22, 2021 09:26 AM (dQOwJ)
They didn't ask me. I'm a lifelong catholic, and if they don't burn him at the fucking stake I'll be done with the catholic church.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (VwHCD)

295 A lot of California's electric comes from hydro.
Do they park electric cars in a drought?

Posted by: torabora at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (9UyG4)

296 Joe Mannix you are smart. Thinking the same way myself and have been for a while. we simply can no longer afford Leftists/Dems/RINO politi-hack nonsense any longer. and they are scrambling to grab up everything they can now that the jig is up
Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 22, 2021 09:12 AM (j9HX3)
++++
Thanks, but I can't take full credit. Colorado Alex in Exile has been making an analogy where society/political life is now suffering from MBA syndrome of consuming its accumulated capital. That analogy got me to thinking quite a bit, which is when I remembered Galbraith's concept of "The Bezzle." I don't think it's a direct fit, but I think it is thematically similar enough to what's happening institutionally that it merits some further thought.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (Jsjd7)

297 35 Couple of dudes caught some real air in this painting.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 22, 2021 08:37 AM (UuD2k)

...

Some guy survived one of these. Flew over the enemy ship and landed in the sails/rigging of a friendly boat.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (ohOLP)

298 https://youtu.be/yrpmv_zOa0k

Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies
Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain;
For we've received orders for to sail for old England
(or: For we're under orders for to sail for old England)
But we hope in a short time to see you again
(or: And we may never see you fair ladies again)

Posted by: BifBewalski - at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (VcFUs)

299 his led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 09:27 AM (iTXRQ)

he is on a roll

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (gJfTA)

300 Toss lighted matches at the witch! Noogie the witch! Wedgie the witch!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:30 AM (Bmy3R)

301 Nice art, CBD. Thank you.

Posted by: BifBewalski - at June 22, 2021 09:30 AM (VcFUs)

302 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

I'm not a Catholic but I read this and say whoopdie ding.
If the Democratic Party is more important to them than eternal life, I guess that's their prerogative.
Broad is the road to destruction.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at June 22, 2021 09:30 AM (cSyAR)

303 And then there's those Lost Israel Tribes roaming around America....
Posted by: kraken
They're stealing our electricity!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:17 AM (d9FiS)
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It's in times like these that Lightning Pirates would come in handy.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 09:30 AM (WGara)

304 "I find that harder to believe, considering the distance between Egypt and the British Isles"

Isn't it more plausible that early Viking types got lost and found themselves some hot Chippewa babes and brought a few home?

Or maybe Angsty Teenage Chippewa babe got mad at her Ps and started paddling towards Greenland.

I know the "simple" explanation often turns out to be utterly wrong, but...

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:31 AM (83lwH)

305 >>Silly me, I thought that was why Episcopalians were invented. /s



HATE HAS NO HOME HERE
BLACK LIVES MATTER
ALL ARE WELCOME (in several languages, so illegals know they are safe)
[Rainbow flag *and* Trans flag hung prominently outfront]

Posted by: Typical Olde New England Protestant Church at June 22, 2021 09:31 AM (bDqIh)

306 I always get a kick out of the "Steiner is Coming" crowd at Quodverum. Brian has brought back the idea that Steiner is Rod Rosenstein. Wictor believes that the "Defense Clandestine Service" of the US is now secretly operating out of North Korea.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:32 AM (ONvIw)

307 Who has a last name of Vroom? Sounds like a character in one of my grandkids books. Oh well, I'm an uncultured hillbilly swine what do I know. I do insist on powdered sugar on my French toast , so there is that. At least it's not a Pollack splatter graph.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * whittling on the porch at June 22, 2021 09:32 AM (szM6s)

308 The original Irish were black. The whites came in and stole their land.
=====

What about the Picts?

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 22, 2021 09:32 AM (MIKMs)

309 Spanish armada survivors is still around in family lore. My ex is American of all Irish ancestry. He and his brother have (had) black tightly waving hair but with blue eyes and an olive cast to their skin. His family told me themselves that they had survivors in their ancestry.

Posted by: Lirio100 at June 22, 2021 09:33 AM (uFOGo)

310 Toss lighted matches at the witch! Noogie the witch! Wedgie the witch!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:30 AM

Bring out...the comfy chair!

Posted by: Unitarians at June 22, 2021 09:33 AM (dkvcO)

311 Posted by: BifBewalski - at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (VcFUs)
-------
We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors
We'll rant and we'll roar all o'er the salt sea
Until we strike soundings in the Channel of old England
From Ushant to Scilly is thirty-five leagues

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at June 22, 2021 09:33 AM (WGara)

312 >>I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T LEAVE THE CHURCH AFTER ITS WIDESPREAD CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDAL.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at June 22, 2021 09:33 AM (bDqIh)

313 Off, confused church sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 22, 2021 09:33 AM (dkvcO)

314 Paintings with sound effects.

Posted by: aelfheld at June 22, 2021 09:33 AM (Zy9Yy)

315 295 A lot of California's electric comes from hydro.
Do they park electric cars in a drought?
Posted by: torabora at June 22, 2021 09:29 AM (9UyG4)

One of the big dams up north is about to stop making electricity for the first time in decades.

Why? They had to give a bunch of water to the Delta Smelt, and water level is now too low.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM (oHd/0)

316 Or maybe Angsty Teenage Chippewa babe got mad at her Ps and started paddling towards Greenland.

sounds like the next Disney movie

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM (sJHOI)

317 Rumble -- Democrat Congressman Donald Payne Jr. forgot to wear pants to a congressional hearing on Homeland Security

https://tinyurl.com/yzq2ljsa

Posted by: Tami at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM (cF8AT)

318 I've seen them in Times Square before. They were shouting about Y-T and were dressed as Egyptians.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 22, 2021


***

I'm glad *somebody* realizes what a mess YouTube is!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM (/XOcP)

319 "Toss lighted matches at the witch! Noogie the witch! Wedgie the witch!"

LOL

https://tinyurl.com/2z93btks

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM (83lwH)

320 The original Irish were black. The whites came in and stole their land.


this led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Posted by: DB-


Poor Pearl Bailey.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM (ohWrE)

321 That Roethlisberger guy is on this morning.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

322 Cool painting though. Those ships must have blew up real grand like.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 22, 2021 09:35 AM (VwHCD)

323 Rumble -- Democrat Congressman Donald Payne Jr. forgot to wear pants to a congressional hearing on Homeland Security

https://tinyurl.com/yzq2ljsa
Posted by: Tami at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM

He's facing charges of impersonating a Kennedy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 22, 2021 09:35 AM (dkvcO)

324 Ram these bastards! The schooner the better! Full sail ahead!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 22, 2021 09:36 AM (HnNKD)

325 Rumble -- Democrat Congressman Donald Payne Jr. forgot to wear pants to a congressional hearing on Homeland Security

https://tinyurl.com/yzq2ljsa
Posted by: Tami at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM (cF8AT)



They're all pathetic trash. I'm so done with this corrupt piece of shit we call the US Government.........bastards.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

326 The original Irish were black. The whites came in and stole their land.
=====

What about the Picts?
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 22, 2021


***

They're still around. Founded the Pict-Sweet Vegetable company.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:37 AM (/XOcP)

327 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)
I found some good articles on the subject years ago. I am not saying they were definitive but they made some good points at least on the Spanish Armada idea. If you search Google, you pretty much come up with Ireland sites made by who knows. And they pretty much link to the same article. I am not saying I know it to be untrue, but long ago I looked into it and at least to my level, I decided it was mostly folklore.

One thing for sure, the historical community has had little desire to go into this publicly. And this was way before the modern times where everyone is offended for any reason. Also, that is an American term. That alone makes it interesting really. The Irish don't use it for their own reasons.

Posted by: Quint at June 22, 2021 09:37 AM (gJfTA)

328 Vroom is also the name of a building on the grounds of TPH which hold dangerous criminal psych patients. It is also the name of some Bezos venture.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:37 AM (ONvIw)

329 aron Rupar
@atrupar
I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

I call bullshit. He's making up crap to fit the narrative. This is what they do. They just make shit up.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 22, 2021 09:26 AM (dQOwJ)
***

I thought he had come to terms with the Packers?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2021 09:37 AM (axyOa)

330 Ram these bastards! The schooner the better! Full sail ahead!
Posted by: Dr. Bone


You're daft, man! Don't be dingy!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:38 AM (ohWrE)

331 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
I'm not a Catholic but I read this and say whoopdie ding.
If the Democratic Party is more important to them than eternal life, I guess that's their prerogative.


If your religion takes a backseat to your politics, you're probably in the wrong church.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 22, 2021 09:38 AM (dWwl8)

332 ***

They're still around. Founded the Pict-Sweet Vegetable company.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:37 AM (/XOcP)



Pink Floyd wrote a song about 'em.

https://youtu.be/E5KOcVbGkFg

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

333 ....is that a butt hidden in the clouds?

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 22, 2021 09:39 AM (XiVKO)

334 Did the Irish quit when the Saxons bombed Pearl Harbor?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:39 AM (psJgU)

335 What about the Picts?
Posted by: mustbequantum

Blue Supremacists. Kept a few Irish slaves.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * whittling on the porch at June 22, 2021 09:39 AM (szM6s)

336 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if
Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic
Church

...

Imagine the Catholic church without all the pro-abortionists.

All churches are places for sinners, but you can't have them setting doctrine.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 22, 2021 09:39 AM (ohOLP)

337 Vroom? Seriously? Just trolling us now with the names.

Posted by: blaster at June 22, 2021 09:40 AM (9VeU0)

338 Rumble -- Democrat Congressman Donald Payne Jr. forgot to wear pants to a congressional hearing on Homeland Security

https://tinyurl.com/yzq2ljsa
Posted by: Tami at June 22, 2021 09:34 AM


He was waiting for the intern to show up.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2021 09:40 AM (axyOa)

339 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church

This sounds like the answer to a "tell me your true religion without telling me."

Posted by: blaster at June 22, 2021 09:41 AM (9VeU0)

340 What about the Picts?
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 22, 2021 09:32 AM (MIKMs)

You know what they say. You can Pict your friends and you can Pict your nose, but you can't Pict your friend's nose.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 22, 2021 09:41 AM (II3Gr)

341 327 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Garnier

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:41 AM (psJgU)

342 HATE HAS NO HOME HERE

But it rents a room upstairs.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:41 AM (Bmy3R)

343 A lot of California's electric comes from hydro.
Do they park electric cars in a drought?


It didn't get reported much, but hydro's largely gone away in California. The environmentalists won a bunch of court cases to have the dams torn down in order to help fish.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (ZGrMX)

344 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic Church
I'm not a Catholic but I read this and say whoopdie ding.
If the Democratic Party is more important to them than eternal life, I guess that's their prerogative.

If your religion takes a backseat to your politics, you're probably in the wrong church.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 22, 2021 09:38 AM (dWwl

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

This is the kind of person who always loves to portray Christ as this blonde / blue-eyed Norwegian Hippie Jesus who just wants to give out fish and heal people for free and love you for who you are with no expectations of self-improvement (and by extension the government should, too, because that's what Jesus came here to do - model life for the Roman Senate...).

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (XiVKO)

345 Ram these bastards! The schooner the better! Full sail ahead!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 22, 2021 09:36 AM (HnNKD)

We have to Ketch the tide.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (++Sf8)

346 338 Rumble -- Democrat Congressman Donald Payne Jr. forgot to wear pants to a congressional hearing on Homeland Security
Posted by: Diogenes at June 22, 2021 09:40 AM (axyOa)
-
Now there's an unseamly character!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (oj5rr)

347 Rumble -- Democrat Congressman Donald Payne Jr. forgot to wear pants to a congressional hearing on Homeland Security

sounds like a recurring dream I have.

Except for the Democrat part
...and congressional hearing

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (sJHOI)

348 You know what they say. You can Pict your friends and you can Pict your nose, but you can't Pict your friend's nose.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 22, 2021 09:41 AM (II3Gr)

He who smelt it, Celt it!

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (oHd/0)

349 I talked to a lifelong Catholic over the weekend who told me that if
Biden is denied the Eucharist they will be done with the Catholic
Church

...

Can we hope that he was talking to the pope?

Posted by: TexasDan at June 22, 2021 09:43 AM (ohOLP)

350 This painting is bullshit. It's all 17th century CGI.

Posted by: red speck at June 22, 2021 09:43 AM (gS3OW)

351 Ram these bastards! The schooner the better! Full sail ahead!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 22, 2021 09:36 AM (HnNKD)

We have to Ketch the tide.
Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021


***

Yawl are really getting crazy now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:43 AM (/XOcP)

352 342 HATE HAS NO HOME HERE

But it rents a room upstairs.
-------------------
Check the crawl space. Lots of hate down there. And jerked Hobos as well.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 09:43 AM (/MaDp)

353 He who smelt it, Celt it!
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (oHd/0)


I've haggis about enough of this!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 22, 2021 09:44 AM (PiwSw)

354 "I always get a kick out of the 'Steiner is Coming' crowd"

True, we are in denial in both directions. Yay?

"The refs are bought off but we can rally in the 4th Quarter" on one end.

"Steiner is on his way to the locker room to suit up" on the other.

At least we will die laughing. Yay.


Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:44 AM (83lwH)

355 who just wants to give out fish and heal people for free and love you for who you are with no expectations of self-improvement (and by extension the government should, too, because that's what Jesus came here to do - model life for the Roman Senate...).
Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (XiVKO)

...

It's entertaining that Jesus had this exact problem after giving out the fish, and addressed it pretty sharply. You're just here for the fish...

Posted by: TexasDan at June 22, 2021 09:44 AM (ohOLP)

356 352 342 HATE HAS NO HOME HERE

But it rents a room upstairs.
-------------------
Check the crawl space. Lots of hate down there. And jerked Hobos as well.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 09:43 AM (/MaDp)

Yeah, but Hate owns the damn house.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 09:45 AM (oHd/0)

357 A lot of California's electric comes from hydro.
Do they park electric cars in a drought?

It didn't get reported much, but hydro's largely gone away in California. The environmentalists won a bunch of court cases to have the dams torn down in order to help fish.
Posted by: Ian S.


Most of California's electricity comes from cash.

They buy it. Which is why they run out.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:45 AM (ohWrE)

358 Hate got the house in the divorce.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 22, 2021 09:45 AM (II3Gr)

359 HATE HAS NO HOME HERE



But it rents a room upstairs.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 22, 2021 09:41 AM (Bmy3R)

Hate has no home here, but Vengeance has a master suite.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 22, 2021 09:45 AM (VwHCD)

360 351 Ram these bastards! The schooner the better! Full sail ahead!
Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 22, 2021 09:36 AM (HnNKD)
We have to Ketch the tide.
Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021
***
Yawl are really getting crazy now.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:43 AM (/XOcP)
...

If we switch to rope puns everyone will know we're close to the bitter end.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 22, 2021 09:46 AM (ohOLP)

361 How sad is it that we're likely thankful the congressman didn't stand up, pull down his boxers and start wanking it right there on camera......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)

362 Electric cars in Texas? When did they solve the range problem? Or maybe they should do an investigation of Big Extension Cord.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 22, 2021 09:47 AM (KATBx)

363 Most of California's electricity comes from cash.

They buy it. Which is why they run out.
-----------------
The funny thing is electric cars sell very well out there. I guess they don't understand brown outs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 09:47 AM (/MaDp)

364 HATE HAS NO HOME HERE


Unless you are a white male conservative.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:47 AM (psJgU)

365 "and by extension the government should, too, because that's what Jesus"

Yah they charity should be outsourced, at gunpoint. When I want to troll the wife, I tell her what her tax dollars are paying for

$3 million program to teach Airmen how to walk in high heels.

Her expressions of anger and disgust are cute.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:47 AM (83lwH)

366 Richard Hanania@RichardHanania
Cornell teaching a class on the racism of Black Holes, featuring the music of Outkast.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 22, 2021 09:48 AM (d9FiS)

367 If we switch to rope puns everyone will know we're close to the bitter end.
----------------
That would present a knotty problem.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 09:48 AM (/MaDp)

368 Hate has a home on the Book Thread.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (PiwSw)

369 -----------------
The funny thing is electric cars sell very well out there. I guess they don't understand brown outs.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 22, 2021 09:47 AM (/MaDp)


1. Government incentives.
2. Guilt.

Because electric cars, overall, suck balls. And not in a pleasurable way.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

370 All these folks upset about the changing of their temps.

Wait'll the power companies start shutting off all electricity from the main office whenever they want.

That's what those smart power meters can do or can be easily made to do. One reason why the move to them was pushed so hard.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (++Sf8)

371 I hate rope puns with every fiber of my being.

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (ONvIw)

372 I hadn't heard that it was debunked. Where did those black hair genes come from, then?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:10 AM (/XOcP)

I'm not saying it's Aliens, but, it's Aliens.

Disclaimer: Been married to an Irish lass for 49 years. Me being Hungarian and all. OY!!

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (zkS5c)

373 Remember the woman who's 13 year old nephew died after receiving the covid vaccine? (ace had it in a thread yesterday)....

@tburages 25 min

I have deleted a tweet thread about the sudden death of my nephew following his 2nd covid shot.

Fox News and other far-right disinformation networks are politicizing the death and using my tweet to do it. They are causing my family more pain.

If you have any questions, DM me.

https://tinyurl.com/ye6lkbxk

Posted by: Tami at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (cF8AT)

374 9th Circuit issued a stay on Miller v. Bonta ruling that struck down California's unconstitutional gun ban. I don't see how this doesn't tee it up for SCOTUS.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (rLZe7)

375 We have to Ketch the tide.

And we're off! Let the punnings begin.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 09:50 AM (HaL55)

376 If we switch to rope puns everyone will know we're close to the bitter end.
----------------
That would present a knotty problem.
Posted by: Puddin Head


It would definitely tie everyone up trying to come up with new puns.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:50 AM (ohWrE)

377 "Electric cars in Texas?"

It's Abbot's big crusade. I hope this destroys his career. An object lesson for those who would follow him.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:50 AM (83lwH)

378 @tburages 25 min

I have deleted a tweet thread about the sudden death of my nephew following his 2nd covid shot.
Fox News and other far-right disinformation networks are politicizing the death and using my tweet to do it. They are causing my family more pain.

If you have any questions, DM me.

https://tinyurl.com/ye6lkbxk
Posted by: Tami at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (cF8AT)


But YOU badgering the fuck out of those choosing NOT to get the vaccine is OK though, RIGHT?!?

Reap it, bitch.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

379 You can have your rope puns; I'm off to the bowline alley.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 22, 2021 09:51 AM (PiwSw)

380 Well now the science deniers of the WHO say don't give kids the COVID vaccine.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:51 AM (psJgU)

381 353 He who smelt it, Celt it!
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (oHd/0)


I've haggis about enough of this!
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 22, 2021 09:44 AM (PiwSw)
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Stop now. I've kilt for less.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 22, 2021 09:51 AM (oj5rr)

382
Are you folks still barque-ing up this same tree?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 22, 2021 09:52 AM (pNxlR)

383 I hate rope puns with every fiber of my being.
Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (ONvIw)


That's knot very knice.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

384 Yet they have no idea what to do with all of the excess gas in the oilfields, so they just flare it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:52 AM (psJgU)

385
He who smelt it, Celt it!
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 22, 2021 09:42 AM (oHd/0)


I've haggis about enough of this!
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 22, 2021 09:44 AM (PiwSw)
-
Stop now. I've kilt for less.
Posted by: Biden's Dog


Thistle end badly, mark my words!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 22, 2021 09:53 AM (pNxlR)

386 371 I hate rope puns with every fiber of my being.
Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:49 AM (ONvIw)
-
That's because they're knot funneh.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 22, 2021 09:53 AM (oj5rr)

387 If we switch to rope puns everyone will know we're close to the bitter end.
----------------
That would present a knotty problem.
Posted by: Puddin Head


It would definitely tie everyone up trying to come up with new puns.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021

**
Lasso? Really?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 09:53 AM (/XOcP)

388 DoJ warns states about Second Amendment "sanctuary" laws citing the constitution's supremacy clause. When states start laughing they send note to DoJ; "Blow me".

Posted by: Marcus T at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (rLZe7)

389 "other far-right disinformation networks"

I could have sworn our last fundraiser was for a CENTER-right disinformation network? How does this keep happening? Did someone take that money to the track?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (83lwH)

390 Again, relying on SCOTUS to preserve our rights.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (psJgU)

391

That's knot very knice.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

Think we're tied? I'm a frayed knot, Sponge

Posted by: CN at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (ONvIw)

392 Thistle end badly, mark my words!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 22, 2021 09:53 AM (pNxlR)
-
I've kilt for lass.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (oj5rr)

393 If we switch to rope puns everyone will know we're close to the bitter end.
----------------
That would present a knotty problem.
It would definitely tie everyone up trying to come up with new puns.


So we're doing rope puns here?
That's noose to me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at June 22, 2021 09:55 AM (hOUT3)

394 The various Wokeish pushes in energy - smart thermostats where things can be adjusted to smooth demand, smart electric meters to drive time-based billing, electric cars, ad naseum - is very much like Just In Time industrial supply. It increases efficiency at the cost of robustness.

In energy, however, there are different processes and incentives in play. Without JIT-type demand control, utilities *must* become extremely robust. With JIT-type demand control, they can get away with slacking off a lot more. This is efficient - less plant, less infrastructure, fewer people, etc. - but it also means that the system is no longer tolerant to aberrant demand. Even without ill intent (and I think there is also a lot of that going on), a lot of this capability will result in more operational and strategic sloppiness.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 09:55 AM (Jsjd7)

395 That ship blowed up good. Real good!

Posted by: SCTV Farm Report at June 22, 2021 09:55 AM (4I/2K)

396 I don't know why, except for the naval painting I thought of this. One of the best Muppet (pre woke) skits was them doing In The Navy by the village people. They're Vikings, looting and burning and pillaging the coast of England, monks running for their lives and the Muppet Vikings carrying off loot.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 22, 2021 09:55 AM (I58tH)

397 Heh. Anyone who sides with Biden over the Church doctrine, which is rather clearly spelled out in the Bible, is an idol worshiper, not a Catholic. And will spend eternity roasting with their idol in Hell.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 22, 2021 09:55 AM (o2MD2)

398 Even the Chinese infiltrated WHO does not recommend the experimental vaccine for children. You have to be an idiot or Democrat to give your family that jab.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 22, 2021 09:55 AM (rLZe7)

399 "There is no excuse why we should have a diminished standard of living. Not having enough electricity these days is absolutely unacceptable"

Hey, you know how everyone asks how we're supposed to build out infrastructure to transition over to electric vehicles?

That's the thing - they're not gonna. That's the point. Not only will they not build out chargers for the masses, or have enough battery materials... they don't even plan to have electricity on 24/7 for the serfs.

All this talk about fedpoasters goading people into saying stuff here is cute. Much of the horde has NO IDEA what's in store for us. I mean, intellectually you might know, but you don't really understand yet.

Posted by: somedood at June 22, 2021 09:56 AM (oS38t)

400 I like it. Would hang.

Posted by: Aetius451AD work phone at June 22, 2021 09:56 AM (z4k8L)

401 388 DoJ warns states about Second Amendment "sanctuary" laws citing the constitution's supremacy clause. When states start laughing they send note to DoJ; "Blow me".
Posted by: Marcus T at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (rLZe7)

===========

When leftist states did this with immigration, it was for the good of society. When righty states do this with guns, it's just for electoral purposes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:56 AM (LvTSG)

402 When leftist states did this with immigration, it was for the good of society. When righty states do this with guns, it's just for electoral purposes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:56 AM (LvTSG)
++++
Yup. All the immigration-related nullification was properly aligned and thus permitted. Any nullification that isn't will be swiftly and severely addressed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 22, 2021 09:57 AM (Jsjd7)

403 DoJ warns states about Second Amendment "sanctuary" laws citing the constitution's supremacy clause. When states start laughing they send note to DoJ; "Blow me".
Posted by: Marcus T at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (rLZe7)

===========

When leftist states did this with immigration, it was for the good of society. When righty states do this with guns, it's just for electoral purposes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Now do weed.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 22, 2021 09:57 AM (ohWrE)

404 Again, relying on SCOTUS to preserve our rights.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:54 AM (psJgU)

Just laziness. No one wants to take the steps that need to be taken. Plus the way our culture operates currently it's difficult to gather enough strangers of like mind rapidly to present a united group ready to act.

Everyone's waiting for some one else to make the first move. And after Jan 6 no one has the nerve.

It will be some time before the heat is high enough and the risks low enough and the cascade to start before any real defense will be made to the denial of rights.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 09:59 AM (++Sf8)

405 "I said 'Man the OARS!' Get those silly bints out of here!



with apologies to Benny Hill

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 09:59 AM (iTXRQ)

406
When you hitch your comments to knot puns, you'll be frayed - very, very frayed.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 22, 2021 09:59 AM (Ox1Xf)

407 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 22, 2021 10:00 AM (khAeP)

408 384 Yet they have no idea what to do with all of the excess gas in the oilfields, so they just flare it.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 22, 2021 09:52 AM (psJgU)

You have to build pipelines to make use of it, and leftists have been doing everything they can to stop the building of new ones.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 22, 2021 10:00 AM (trdmm)

409 figures

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 22, 2021 10:00 AM (iTXRQ)

410
Well hey we have something in common myself and that lifelong Catholic. I was done with the Catholic Church when they continued to give the Eucharist to the likes of Biden and Pelosi. The Catholic Church at its highest echelons stands for nothing.
Posted by: Tangerinechaos at June 22, 2021 09:05 AM (DnWIB)


I've been watching some Jim Jones biographies on YouTube. When he was studying Marx he decided that the best way to spread communism was through the churches. That's one of the reasons he joined the clergy.

Seems he was right.

Posted by: Justsayin' at June 22, 2021 10:01 AM (Fs5vw)

411 NOOD.

PunkMonkey.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at June 22, 2021 10:01 AM (Zz0t1)

412 Noodus simianus minor

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 22, 2021 10:01 AM (/XOcP)

413 "When leftist states did this with immigration, it was for the good of society. When righty states do this with guns, it's just for electoral purposes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 22, 2021 09:56 AM (LvTSG)"

The states involved are fully prepared to hoist the federal government by their own petard. They will not enforce those laws they deem unconstitutional, especially with respect to the 2A. You are going to see some of this with ATF, if they try to enforce their pistol brace subversion. There is nothing in the constitution or law which gives them legislative power, and the states are about to remind them of that.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 22, 2021 10:01 AM (rLZe7)

414 In energy, however, there are different processes and incentives in
play. Without JIT-type demand control, utilities *must* become extremely
robust. With JIT-type demand control, they can get away with slacking
off a lot more. This is efficient - less plant, less infrastructure,
fewer people, etc. - but it also means that the system is no longer
tolerant to aberrant demand. Even without ill intent (and I think there
is also a lot of that going on), a lot of this capability will result in
more operational and strategic sloppiness.

Oh yeah. I had a little bit of that JIT crap back when I had one of those evil manufacturing job thingys. That concept cannot scale up very well and is an outright disaster when applied to a global economy. There's no allowance at all for simple things like weather. You need a buffer of some sort to allow for interruptions, as there will be some unexpectedly.
That crap should be discarded in favor of building as many nuke plants as necessary and opening up drilling so we can all enjoy the benefits and blessings of cheap energy. You know, like we had a couple of years ago.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 22, 2021 10:02 AM (HaL55)

415 The Explosion Of The Spanish flagship During The Battle Of Gibraltar, 25 April 1607
Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom

I think that Kris may need to weigh in on the provenance of this painting. I'm reading that it was actually painted by Cornelius Claesz van Wieringen, who was a student of Vroom's.

In 1621, the Admiralty of Amsterdam commissioned Vroom to produce the painting, but when they saw how much he wanted to do it, they balked and asked one of his students, van Wieringen, to make it instead.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at June 22, 2021 10:03 AM (mdjgu)

416 "Everyone's waiting for some one else to make the first move. And after Jan 6 no one has the nerve.

It will be some time before the heat is high enough and the risks low enough and the cascade to start before any real defense will be made to the denial of rights.
Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 09:59 AM (++Sf"

And that was part of the point of the Jan 6th theater, along with providing a figleaf for various witch hunts... but the simple fact remains, they'll either lose control of their street goons - or set them loose - and eventually end up with the wrong people getting killed on camera, and we will be off to the races. I'm betting on that happening before they manage to kick it off with their official fed goons.

Posted by: somedood at June 22, 2021 10:03 AM (oS38t)

417 "It will be some time before the heat is high enough and the risks low enough and the cascade to start before any real defense will be made to the denial of rights."

It's also possible that we will be saying that up to the end.

"Two conservatives are being marched through the Gulag gates, one says to the other: Now don't make a fuss, we might get in trouble"

We need to be on the lookout for that flavor of Stupid too.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 10:04 AM (83lwH)

418 Who are we kidding? The leftist regime has already killed citizens who happened to own 'arsenals' of perhaps 5 or 6 firearms and a few thousand rounds and the media rammed it down the public's throat 24/7. This is the first stone in the gulag or cemetery, if you prefer. I will not be surprised. Will you guys?

Posted by: Eromero at June 22, 2021 10:05 AM (0OP+5)

419 The only way to do a transition to electric would be hybrids.

But Big Iron in their usual dickish way want what they want without delay.

So they'll do what they did with electric trams and get them abolished too soon and replaced with more expensive and less rider friendly vehicles just so they can meet a quarterly profit level. *spit*

We could've used trams for a long time. In fact Chicago did up until the 70s. They're very efficient and are not polluting as much as diesel buses.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 22, 2021 10:06 AM (++Sf8)

420 "but the simple fact remains, they'll either lose control of their street goons - or set them loose"

I'm afraid they are smarter than that. I think if they were that stupid, we wouldn't be in check with our Queen pinned.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 10:06 AM (83lwH)

421 You need to put that hemp down and sober up.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 22, 2021 10:07 AM (HnNKD)

422 "This is the first stone in the gulag or cemetery, if you prefer. I will not be surprised. Will you guys?"

Nope. But I don't know what to do. I don't know what path we should take, I just know the current path doesn't get us there.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 10:07 AM (83lwH)

423 "The states involved are fully prepared to hoist the federal government by their own petard."

Florida and Texas are turning blue, so this is a timed event.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 22, 2021 10:09 AM (83lwH)

424
That's a Doozy Muldoon (1st 0ne) "what's armada wit yu"indeed.Spanish inquisition inquires?

Of course the black scottish genes come from the black sheep of the family.
Shooting canons at 6 feet will cause
Fagships to BLOW UP GOOD...guts or glory dear Ladies of Spain we adore you but pull out the finger we implore you.
Queen Isabella .

Posted by: Saf at June 22, 2021 03:04 PM (/N+d8)

425 SINK THE BISMARC, WAS THE BATTLE CRY,THAT SHOOK THE SEVEN SEAS

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at June 22, 2021 03:26 PM (wGqjj)

426 CBD likes to torment me on my favorite paintings that I can't comment on.

Posted by: Skip at June 22, 2021 04:19 PM (Cxk7w)

427 Google Translate answers a lot of etymology questions. I figured Vroom was probably the Dutch equivalent of Fromm, a familiar German name. Sure enough, Google Translate tells me that 'vroom' is Dutch for 'pious' and 'fromm' German for 'religious', which is pretty much the same thing.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at June 22, 2021 05:45 PM (YmUUw)

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