Saturday Overnight Open Thread (8/28/21) Limited Content Edition

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The Saturday Night Joke


The Sierra Club and the U.S. Forest Service were presenting an alternative to the Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote population. It seems that after years of the ranchers using the tried-and-true method of shooting or trapping the predators, the Sierra Club had a "more humane" solution to this issue. What they were proposing was for the animals to be captured alive. The males would then be castrated and let loose again.


This was ACTUALLY proposed by the Sierra Club and by the U.S. Forest Service .

All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes.

Finally an old fellow wearing a big cowboy hat in the back of the conference room stood up, tipped his hat back and said:

"Son, I don't think you understand our problem here... these coyotes ain't fuckin' our sheep... they're eatin' them!"

The meeting never really got back to order. (H/T Legally Sufficient)

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Not only is it the center of the age long debate sandwich vs. not a sandwich, ketchup vs. no ketchup, The hotdog will shorten your life span.

Eating 1 hot dog takes 35 minutes off life, study suggests

Researchers released a nutritional index this week aiming to inform guidelines and help Americans achieve healthier and more environmentally stable diets. The index ranked foods by minutes gained or lost off healthy life per serving, with processed meats and sugary drinks among the biggest offenders.

Findings included over 5,000 foods in the US diet classified by health burden and environmental impacts.

“We use the results to inform marginal dietary substitutions, which are realistic and feasible,” authors wrote. “We find that small, targeted, food-level substitutions can achieve compelling nutritional benefits and environmental impact reductions.”

The foods studied ranged from 74 minutes lost to 80 minutes gained per serving. Sugary drinks, hot dogs, burgers and breakfast sandwiches were linked with most minutes of healthy life lost, whereas fruits, non-starchy and mixed vegetables, ready-to-eat cereals and cooked grains were associated with the largest gains.

More specifically, researchers found that consuming one 85-gram serving of chicken wings translated to 3.3 minutes of life lost, owing to sodium and harmful trans fatty acids, while a beef hot dog on a bun resulted in some 36 minutes lost “largely due to the detrimental effect of processed meat,” study authors wrote. What’s more, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were associated with an increase of 33 minutes.


I suspect the Twitter Warriors will be hashing this issue out for weeks.

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All you can eat KFC. All you can drink booze. Morons of Japan rejoice!

KFC has just opened an all you can eat buffet and people are raving about it! This one of a kind KFC is located in Tokyo, Japan, and it is any KFC lovers paradise. For several years now, this giant restaurant chain has been exploring the idea at select locations around the world by test running temporary all-you-can-eat buffets. Tokyo happens to be the first city in the world to receive a permanent KFC buffet. The lucky residents of this city waited in preposterously long lines on opening week to get a taste of this juicy chicken. These long lines were to be expected though based on the huge amount of patrons KFC has in Japan. According to Japanese news agency Nari Nari, KFC is the fourth most popular fast food restaurant in the county!


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The ONT is known for its care and concern about you Morons. Tonight is no different and once again, The ONT Is Always Looking Out For You TM.


First on our care and concern list. Eat your way to a sexy you.

THE BEDITERRANEAN DIET Be a Greek god in the bedroom and eat your way to better sex with our guide

IF you want to be a Greek god in the bedroom, follow the Mediterranean diet.

For years it has been hailed as the healthiest lifestyle.


Secondly: When in the great outdoors, watch out for these 12 problem insects.

Everything in nature has a place in the great tapestry of life—except ticks, which should be killed whenever and wherever they’re found. This is because ticks can infect us with a variety of pathogens: bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. And an individual tick can carry a bunch of different pathogens, making diagnosis and treatment more than a bit problematic. Our understanding of tick-borne diseases is still in its infancy. There are 16 such diseases, four of which have been discovered in the last seven years. Lyme gets the most attention, for good reason, but the deadliest is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which has a case-fatality rate of 30 percent in certain untreated patients. Even with treatment, case-fatality rates of 4 percent have been reported. Survivors can be left with lifelong complications. Incidentally, don’t be distracted by the name. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is most prevalent in North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. Its symptoms may look like other tick diseases—fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, muscle pain, etc. There is no vaccine, but it can be treated with antibiotics.

I'm not sure what your state bird is, but here in Wisconsin it is the Mosquito.


Last but certainly not least. Super glue, I repeat super glue is not a satisfactory birth control product.

A man had died after using strong glue ‘to seal off his penis’ in a drug-fuelled romp with his girlfriend because they didn’t have a condom.

Salman Mirza, 25, reportedly applied epoxy adhesive to his manhood as a substitute for protection to stop his fiancee from getting pregnant before having sex at a hotel in Gujarat, India.

The couple – both reportedly addicted to drugs – checked into the hotel in the Juhapura neighbourhood of Ahmedabad on June 22 before Mr Mirza was found outside unconscious the following day, police say.

After taking drugs, they decided to use strong glue to “seal off” his private parts during intercourse to avoid pregnancy, according to an unnamed senior Ahmedabad city police officer – who said the pair also mixed whitener with the epoxy to inhale it for a “kick”.

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Summer is the time for festivals. I know I'll be skipping this one.

Traditional Stone-Pelting Battle Leaves 77 People Injured in Just 7 Minutes

Every year, hundreds of people from India’s Uttarakhand state engage in Bagwal, a brutal stone-pelting battle that often leaves dozens with severe injuries that require medical attention.

Bagwal literally means “fight with stones”, so it’s a pretty fitting name for a celebration that’s all about hurling big stones at the opposing side. Four clans gather in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand to take part in the unique event, despite the danger of getting seriously injured by the stones flying through the air. In fact, bloody wounds are the whole point of Bagwal as legend has it that the Hindu deity Barahi struck a deal with humans to rid them of demon invaders in exchange for a sacrifice in the form of blood.


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Behind the scenes, baseball trading cards are a big business. MLB will end 70-year deal with trading card company Topps (H/T Doof)

Major League Baseball will abandon Topps as its partner for trading cards, ending a relationship that's been in place since 1952.

Fanatics, the company that makes sports apparel, is expected to get the trading card deal instead, according to two people familiar with the matter. Fanatics and MLB declined to comment.


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What a mystery, what killed a family and their dog?


‘No One Knows’ How This Entire Family Suddenly Died In Sierra National Forest


There’s something so tragic about people passing away while adventuring. From the backpackers who travelled to Australia and then escaped from the Wolf Creek killer, to Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon who died mysteriously while hiking in Panama, and the tragic story of the “Death Valley Germans” — everything is a little bit more dangerous when you’re in an unfamiliar place. This is true because in some cases, predators look for the most vulnerable people to prey on. Tourists and travelers can be an easy target. For instance, Charles Sobhraj is a French serial killer who lived in South Asia and preyed on European and North American tourists. There are also a lot more dangers inherent to life on the road than life safe at home. “Van life” couples like Lindsay Cutshall and her fiancé Jason Allen and newlyweds Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte have been killed just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They simply are in the places where predators also tend to hang out.


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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And 13 weird things about the delicious snack.


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In tonight's episode of "You Can't Make This Shit Up", the city of Naples, FL has an issue with itself.

‘Dangerous’ seawalls? Naples sues property owners, turns out, City owns them
Over the last three years, hundreds of thousands of tax dollars were spent by the City of Naples to sue property owners along seawalls they said were in disrepair. As it turns out, the City owned the seawalls all along and they ultimately settled.

It’s all about a question that dates back to roughly 2012, six years before it went to court: Who owns these seawalls along Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples?

WINK News Investigative Reporter Sara Girard asked people in the area if they could guess.

“The City,” said Anita Makar, a resident for more than 25 years. She and other visitors and residents said they thought it was obvious.

“Because they are maintaining all of the sidewalks, they’re maintaining the parking lot, they’re maintaining the street all the way to the seawall which gives it a sound foundation to better protect the waterways,” said Naples resident Doug Nykolaycuyk.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


No particular theme, rhyme or reason tonight..............


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This is a "stick up"? Genius Award Winner.

A story on the lighter side of crime.


With guns being extremely hard to come by in Japan, armed robbers here usually resort to large kitchen knives for intimidating store staff into handing over money. But for some reason, some of them apparently can’t even get their hands on one of those and have to get really creative with “weapons” such as nose hair clippers.

Tomoharu Nakamura of Sapporo, Hokkaido, however, may have taken the cake for most absurd robbery weapon. The 41 year-old was arrested on multiple charges in addition to attempted robbery with a lighter.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on 21 August at a convenience store in Kiyota Ward. Nakamura allegedly entered the store, clicked on his lighter, and pointed it at the manager, saying: “Out with the money or I’ll light you up!”


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Posted by: Jmel at August 28, 2021 08:47 PM (OZgBu)

2 Top five?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 08:50 PM (nxdel)

3 It's a trick!

Posted by: lin-duh at August 28, 2021 08:52 PM (UUBmN)

4 Top five.

Posted by: Cosda at August 28, 2021 08:53 PM (IwZxD)

5 Close, in spite of obstacles!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 08:54 PM (hOUT3)

6
In before the rabble!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 28, 2021 08:55 PM (/U27+)

7 Jewells & Cosda, we should be toasting one another for this feat of timing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 08:56 PM (hOUT3)

8 Yea ONT!

Posted by: tbodie at August 28, 2021 08:56 PM (c7nKG)

9 Evenin'

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 28, 2021 08:56 PM (QFVV9)

10 Ehhhhhh........I think the dood that glood his dick shut should have been the Genius Award Winner.....

Posted by: Norman Spiny at August 28, 2021 08:56 PM (rCCYG)

11 In before the rabble!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 28, 2021 08:55 PM (/U27+)


BUT, you just missed the toasting event!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 08:57 PM (hOUT3)

12 This stone-throwing-fight has gone terribly wrong.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 28, 2021 08:57 PM (ybIRR)

13 oh......and.....Top 10!

Posted by: Norman Spiny at August 28, 2021 08:57 PM (rCCYG)

14 TonyPete, MLII --

If you're around, just want to let you know your rosaries went out in this afternoon's mail.

Posted by: empire 1 at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (JJatH)

15 The enemy apparently plans to impose their ideas thru the Health SS. They use paid off medical associations to claim anything they don't like is "unhealthy" and the Real Rubes ( midbrow middle class professionals) still Believe The Authorities.

Posted by: azjaeger at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (3/XaG)

16 Rookie mistake! Read the content!!

That rock-climbing bed - pretty much my worst nightmare.

Posted by: Iris at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (6lKe4)

17 Rock climbers are crazy. and weird. Crazy and weird. But also crazy.

As for hot dogs killing us all; I say Balderdash! Also poppycock! There is absolutely no way to prove it. All they did was make the math work to fit their predetermined result.

I grow less and less confident that our smart sciency types are very smart at all. Jus a bunch of eggheads padding their grant coffers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (4l77G)

18 This stone-throwing-fight has gone terribly wrong.
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I dunno, I think nature has it's own way of culling excess population.....

Posted by: Norman Spiny at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (rCCYG)

19 not even in my yute would i have slept like that...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (2ZDHg)

20 Must be Saturday night: the sounds of racing bikes and Subarus in the late summer air.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 09:00 PM (4l77G)

21 Saturday ONT! Howdy and thanks, Mis Hum!

Posted by: Doof at August 28, 2021 09:00 PM (mZUr4)

22 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 09:00 PM (SchxB)

23 Hey everybody.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Challenging Bedrooms.

For the love of God, why??


Also I just wanted to share something I've been seeing a lot of at FB: numerous bars across the land are setting out 13 beers at an empty table, to pay tribute to the fallen in Afghanistan. Just wanted to bring this to everyone's attention is all. Example:

https://tinyurl.com/jmtta6f2

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:00 PM (L2ZTs)

24 Oops I misplaced a bracket there.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:01 PM (L2ZTs)

25 Jus a bunch of eggheads padding their grant coffers.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (4l77G)


Sadly, that bunch of eggheads has figured out an unending grift machine that works 24/7 to their benefit!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 09:01 PM (hOUT3)

26 I admire climbers. The skill, hard work, and athleticism is pretty remarkable.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 28, 2021 09:02 PM (QU5/8)

27 Evening all. MisHim, I promise I'ma read the content, but first I gotta say, this guy isn't as popular as he deserves to be. Ryan Hall, Y'all is his YouTube channel, and he does weather, and just weather, and he knows his stuff. He'll be livestreaming tomorrow from noon on for about 14 hours.

This is his stream from today, from about 5-8 PM. The guy has more technology than any local TV weather jocks, and we watch him every time there's inclement weather.

https://tinyurl.com/ncevtjb4

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, in Kanye mode at August 28, 2021 09:02 PM (OssQ4)

28 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:02 PM (arJlL)

29 Gujarat man > Florida man

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 28, 2021 09:03 PM (/l3Pf)

30 I admire climbers. The skill, hard work, and athleticism is pretty remarkable.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 28, 2021 09:02 PM (QU5/

Oh absolutely. But still. Crazy.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 09:03 PM (4l77G)

31 Challenging bedrooms.....

*middle of the night*

"I gotta go pee, be back in a......Aughhhhhhhhh....."

*splat*

Posted by: Norman Spiny at August 28, 2021 09:03 PM (rCCYG)

32 There is such a thing as toxic algae that could have killed the hiking family and their dog in the Sierras? That's weird.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2021 09:04 PM (AJzTi)

33 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 28, 2021 09:04 PM (mD/uy)

34 US side warned all amcits (lovely State-ese for US citizens) away from the airport and its gates in the last few hours, citing specific terror attack intel.

So likely there'll be some attacks the next few hours. Though it's late at night there, so not really "desirable" attack time.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 09:05 PM (OTzUX)

35 qdpsteve (L2ZTs)

Thanks for sharing! Cool and so sad. I cried.

Posted by: Iris at August 28, 2021 09:05 PM (6lKe4)

36 Funny story up top MisHum. Highlights once again the importance of defining a problem correctly so you can solve the actual problem.

Posted by: tbodie at August 28, 2021 09:05 PM (c7nKG)

37 Carlos is a pretty good guitarist, but he's no George Benson.

Posted by: chris+opher at August 28, 2021 09:05 PM (5g/Qs)

38 good evening horde

Posted by: wing at August 28, 2021 09:06 PM (PlW9M)

39 All insects are problem insects. Some have better PR than others, yeah I'm keeping my eye on you butterflies.

Posted by: banana Dream at August 28, 2021 09:06 PM (20dZh)

40
Super glue, I repeat super glue is not a satisfactory birth control product.

__________

*puts on lab coat*

Super Glue is a cyanoacrylate. DickSeal guy used epoxy, which is a thermoset.

*removes lab coat*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 28, 2021 09:06 PM (/U27+)

41 I used to roll out of bed a lot when I was a kid.

Posted by: banana Dream at August 28, 2021 09:06 PM (20dZh)

42 Evening, Horde...How goes it? I'm gonna pass on the rock climbing bed...I deliberately sleep as close to the ground as possible...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 28, 2021 09:07 PM (K5n5d)

43 *raises glass to Hrothgar*

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:08 PM (nxdel)

44 Raises frosted mug to Jewells!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 09:09 PM (hOUT3)

45 Pug Mahon: I'm with you about the hot dog study. THe study was to find "healthier and more environmentally stable diets" which is code for climate change/vegetarian idiocy.

Posted by: Iris at August 28, 2021 09:09 PM (6lKe4)

46 Evening, Horde. I spent my Saturday on the motorcycle and did a six hour round trip to the Oregon coast. Stopped at my favorite spot and got a fried oyster sandwich and some clam chowder. It was nice to breathe clean coastal air instead of the smoke we've had for weeks. Mrs. D took it upon herself to make dinner, which was very good, so it's time to kick back and relax. The dishes will still be there in the morning.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at August 28, 2021 09:09 PM (uwwPK)

47
I grow less and less confident that our smart sciency types are very smart at all. Jus a bunch of eggheads padding their grant coffers.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (4l77G)


One of the perils of "Publish or Perish" in academe. Meaningless studies pulling random facts to pad out a midwit's resume to meet requirements for continued employment.

Really the standard should be "how many of your students went on to graduate with a degree"
If you get to a thousand, you get tenure.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 09:10 PM (HG00O)

48 GREAT joke MisHum !

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:10 PM (arJlL)

49 I grow less and less confident that our smart sciency types are very smart at all. Jus a bunch of eggheads padding their grant coffers.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 08:59 PM (4l77G)
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More and more they seem to rely on "models" for their predictions, rather than observable reality. Those models are only as good as the data set they use (and do NOT reflect reality in any case). Garbage in, garbage out...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 28, 2021 09:10 PM (K5n5d)

50 The study was to find "healthier and more environmentally stable diets" which is code for climate change/vegetarian idiocy.
Posted by: Iris at August 28, 2021 09:09 PM (6lKe4)


Short version, eat more broccoli and soy products!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 09:11 PM (hOUT3)

51 Since ejaculate averages 25 mph I'm wondering what level of excruciating pain he reached with all that build up and nowhere to go but...backwards I guess.


Posted by: JuJuBee at August 28, 2021 09:11 PM (mNhhD)

52 "A man had died after using strong glue 'to seal off his penis' in a drug-fuelled romp with his girlfriend because they didn't have a condom."

What a misleading statement in that article. That's like saying - A man had died today after waking up this morning."

The attempt to close up Mr. Happy with epoxy did not lead to his death. Other dumbassery did.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 28, 2021 09:12 PM (mD/uy)

53 Has there ever been a movie made about Lenny Bruce? I know.. random question.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:12 PM (nxdel)

54 Since ejaculate averages 25 mph . . . .

Posted by: JuJuBee

It scares me abit that you know that. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at August 28, 2021 09:12 PM (mD/uy)

55 Short version, eat more broccoli and soy products!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 09:11 PM (hOUT3)

Yuck

No

Yuck no!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 28, 2021 09:13 PM (aA3+G)

56 "Researchers released a nutritional index this week aiming to inform guidelines and help Americans achieve healthier and more environmentally stable diets."

Those researchers should research how many years choking on a bag of dicks takes off.

Posted by: I don't think that's gonna work at August 28, 2021 09:13 PM (Tnijr)

57 More and more they seem to rely on "models" for their predictions, rather than observable reality. Those models are only as good as the data set they use (and do NOT reflect reality in any case). Garbage in, garbage out...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 28, 2021 09:10 PM (K5n5d)

Garbage, you say? OK!
https://youtu.be/83o1eAS7eiY

Posted by: Doof at August 28, 2021 09:13 PM (mZUr4)

58 Let me guess. Eating insects adds 15 minutes to your life and being a vegetarian adds 15 years.

Posted by: Just a side note at August 28, 2021 09:13 PM (2DOZq)

59 Sean Davis posted an audio on his Twitter of one of the mothers of a murdered Marine from Kabul calling Biden a feckless dementia ridden piece of crap and blaming the people who stole the election and anyone who voted for Biden for her sons death. It is hard to listen to it.

Posted by: Jmel at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (bVhJi)

60 The fine print in the study says "those hot dogs that have been going around and around under the warming lamp at the convenience store for the last three days"

Or some big corporation invested heavily in food bugs and short selling GameStop and they have to get SOME money back or the $50 million bonus isn't happening this year

Posted by: azjaeger at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (3/XaG)

61 Has there ever been a movie made about Lenny Bruce? I know.. random question.
Posted by: Jewells45

Yeah; but I forget what.

Did Pacino play him ?

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (arJlL)

62 Has there ever been a movie made about Lenny Bruce? I know.. random question.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:12 PM (nxdel

Yes. It was as bad as he was.

Posted by: Just a side note at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (2DOZq)

63 Yuck no!
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 28, 2021 09:13 PM (aA3+G)


But Comrade MisHum,"our" scientists say that this is for your own good!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (hOUT3)

64 Anyone know if the Chief Ring Steward got his fill of bitches?

Posted by: zombie Gardner McKay at August 28, 2021 09:15 PM (JPtHE)

65 Traveling really, really sucks right now. No help, expensive, poor quality lodging. Ugh

Posted by: Pete Seria at August 28, 2021 09:15 PM (MLZ4/)

66 Thanks for another girthy ONT, Mis Hum! Not limited content at all!

That last photo most assuredly does not show my sleeping location. No freaking way.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at August 28, 2021 09:15 PM (rwusL)

67 Dustin Hoffman

Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 09:15 PM (Owx4w)

68 Yeah; but I forget what.

Did Pacino play him ?
Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (arJl

Dustin Hoffman

Posted by: Just a side note at August 28, 2021 09:15 PM (2DOZq)

69 Traveling really, really sucks right now. No help, expensive, poor quality lodging. Ugh
Posted by: Pete Seria

At least there's no bedbugs.

Yet.

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:16 PM (arJlL)

70 Wasn't Valerie Perrine in that also? And her two friends?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 28, 2021 09:16 PM (vuisn)

71 Iris, you're welcome.

Jewells, there was a movie in the 1970s called Lenny, starring Dustin Hoffman as Bruce. Wasn't a hit but I believe it has a cult following.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

72 Funny, they can't seem to measure how many minutes grown men putting dicks in their mouths takes off their lives though. Wouldn't be scientific.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 28, 2021 09:17 PM (QU5/8)

73 Yeah; but I forget what.

Did Pacino play him ?
Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (arJl

Dustin Hoffman
Posted by: Just a side note

That's right. I got my nitwits mixed up !

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:17 PM (arJlL)

74 7 Jewells & Cosda, we should be toasting one another for this feat of timing!
****
I'm in if you don't mind a toast with an IPA from Maine. By a lakeside campfire.

Posted by: Cosda at August 28, 2021 09:17 PM (IwZxD)

75 Too funny!

@drefanzor

Wow.

(promocode: POSO

https://tinyurl.com/yfh5p47p

Sound on...

Posted by: Tami at August 28, 2021 09:17 PM (cF8AT)

76 Watching the PAW PATROL MOVIE and I really believe it's a movie about Joe Biden, Mayor Humdinger is elected under dubious circumstances, and the Mayor keeps making bad decisions after bad.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:18 PM (dKiJG)

77 At least there's no bedbugs.

Yet.
Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:16 PM (arJlL)

Bedbugs? Echo and the Bunnymen have you covered.
https://youtu.be/2hiag2iCEEk

Posted by: Doof at August 28, 2021 09:18 PM (mZUr4)

78 One steals your soul, the other your sole.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:16 PM (axyOa)

Stick with flounder. It's better.

Posted by: Pete Bog at August 28, 2021 09:18 PM (Jzz++)

79 I'll sue for defamation!

Posted by: Mayor Humdinger at August 28, 2021 09:19 PM (JPtHE)

80 Since ejaculate averages 25 mph . . . .

Posted by: JuJuBee

It scares me abit that you know that. . . .


Boredom and radar guns are a bad combination.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 09:19 PM (SchxB)

81 I know very little about him. I know he got arrested several times for his stand up routines, he was a druggie, died young (I think). I'm watching an Amazon series called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He has a recurring role in it. The guy playing Bruce looks very much like him.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:19 PM (nxdel)

82 Posted by: Cosda at August 28, 2021 09:17 PM (IwZxD)

Speaking for the both us, no problem, whatsoever!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 09:19 PM (hOUT3)

83 I have never really looked into Lenny Bruce but the fact that I have never heard any funny jokes attributable to him makes me think he may be the Velvet Underground of comedians...sure, by not sounding or acting like the mainstream entertainment of the time and being "edgy" they broke ground and inspired others, but they weren't very good at actually entertaining.

Posted by: azjaeger at August 28, 2021 09:19 PM (3/XaG)

84 Poor Joey Chestnut! Who knew?

Posted by: IrishEi at August 28, 2021 09:20 PM (+ZGEx)

85 I think Bruce was considered 'funny' mainly because he was good at getting his audience to gasp out loud.

Check out some of his album covers, such as "Togetherness/I Am Not A Nut."

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:20 PM (L2ZTs)

86 Eating 1 hot dog takes 35 minutes off life, study suggests

Muldoon estimated today that Kobayashi died back around 1937 or so.

Evening, y'all. Looks like we'll probably lose power tomorrow, some 60 mph wind gusts, and mucho raino.

Nawlins area morons, RUN. Mom said that they still don't have all their yuge pumps repaired and ready to go, so who knows how sporty it's gonna get there.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 09:20 PM (F0YaR)

87 About the family that died on their hike. I have been following that story. I want to tell you that about 30 years ago, a similar thing happened. Near a lake, people found dead, a bunch of animals, I do not remember that exactly.
They could not figure it out. Turned out, that carbon dioxide had accumulated in the lake, perhaps from some kind of bacterial metabolism, I forget, and let us say under a dense (cold) layer of water, at the bottom of the lake. Somehow the CO2 accumulated. And then one day the lake sort of burped, and this CO2 was released, and these people/animals, along the lake, suddenly had no oxygen to breath, and they died.
These people on the hike, as far as I can tell, they were not near any bodies of water. So, I guess my story has no relevance. But still, it sounds very similar.

Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 09:21 PM (jbRB1)

88 qdpsteve.. thanks! I may check it out. Not a huge Dustin Hoffman fan but my interest is peaked since I'm watching this series now. They definitely make him a sympathetic character.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:21 PM (nxdel)

89 >>> More and more they seem to rely on "models" for their predictions, rather than observable reality. Those models are only as good as the data set they use (and do NOT reflect reality in any case). Garbage in, garbage out...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 28, 2021 09:10 PM (K5n5d)


Often times models are not only used for predictions of future events but also in the place of current and past observation. Regardless of what you think the weather is currently doing or did yesterday, you should actually believe our models because they're Science! Weather, economics, covid, reality is just an unneeded, easily dismissed burden for Science!

Posted by: banana Dream at August 28, 2021 09:22 PM (20dZh)

90 Hrothgar! Hi!
yep, sounds like what they would push...

Posted by: Iris at August 28, 2021 09:22 PM (6lKe4)

91 About the family that died on their hike. I have been following that story. I want to tell you that about 30 years ago, a similar thing happened. Near a lake, people found dead, a bunch of animals, I do not remember that exactly.
They could not figure it out. Turned out, that carbon dioxide had accumulated in the lake, perhaps from some kind of bacterial metabolism, I forget, and let us say under a dense (cold) layer of water, at the bottom of the lake. Somehow the CO2 accumulated. And then one day the lake sort of burped, and this CO2 was released, and these people/animals, along the lake, suddenly had no oxygen to breath, and they died.
These people on the hike, as far as I can tell, they were not near any bodies of water. So, I guess my story has no relevance. But still, it sounds very similar.
Posted by: MikeM a

Mebbe their deodorant failed.

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:22 PM (arJlL)

92 Speaking for the both us, no problem, whatsoever!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
****
Ok. Slainte

Posted by: Cosda at August 28, 2021 09:22 PM (IwZxD)

93 That mysterious death story just seems to be lacking a lot of details. Like it doesn't say if they were in a tent or anything like that.

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2021 09:22 PM (vMCab)

94 The guy in the red bag is named Harvey.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:23 PM (axyOa)

95 MikeM.. I have been following that story as well. I sure hope they can figure it out. So sad.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:23 PM (nxdel)

96 66 Thanks for another girthy ONT, Mis Hum! Not limited content at all!

That last photo most assuredly does not show my sleeping location. No freaking way.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at August 28, 2021 09:15 PM (rwusL)

Thanks

Sleep,walking there would be a bitch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 28, 2021 09:23 PM (aA3+G)

97 Sleep,walking there would be a bitch
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

On the bright side, it would be a short walk.

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:24 PM (arJlL)

98 So who wants to make ice cream with blood for Halloween?

Posted by: Iris at August 28, 2021 09:25 PM (6lKe4)

99 Sleep,walking there would be a bitch

Only for a few seconds.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 09:25 PM (SchxB)

100 I canned 17 pints of pears today. I am trying to top off on the pears as they are falling, so I can move to plums when they finish ripening.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 09:25 PM (HG00O)

101 My first husband did that on Yosemite. It was before we met. He had an accident comng down, which he survived, and it was his last rock climbing trip.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 28, 2021 09:25 PM (YynYJ)

102 Prayers up for all who are in the path of the storm.
My sisters live in Pensacola and they look to be out of the worst of it.

I've known a few climbers out here and they are kind of nuts but the old ones are completely OCD about gear and safety.
Still nuts though.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at August 28, 2021 09:26 PM (FtJ1S)

103 MikeM, that was the Lake Nyos disaster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nyos_disaster

Posted by: Tonypete at August 28, 2021 09:26 PM (mD/uy)

104 @BuzzPatterson 10m

Our heroes were returned to American soil and Dover AFB today.

Nobody from the Biden White House attended.


I'll get banned...

Posted by: Tami at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (cF8AT)

105 I remember reading about someplace in Africa that had mysterious deaths in particular spots. Turned out to be CO2 from volcanic activity filling low areas, children or others would go in these spots and be suffocated.

Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (Owx4w)

106 Lake Nyos in Cameroon is the lake that burped.
Killed a lot of people and animals. A lot.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (QU5/8)

107 Not to be pedantic, but 12 Marines and a Sailor (FMF Corpsman), not Soldiers.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (qyH+l)

108 That mysterious death story just seems to be lacking a lot of details. Like it doesn't say if they were in a tent or anything like that.
Posted by: buzzion
They were not in a tent. Husband, wife, 1 year old child and a nice doggie. All on a hike. Pretty much all just dropped dead.

Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 09:28 PM (jbRB1)

109 And I did see Lenny. It's in black and white IIRC. The problem with both the movie and Bruce is that he had legal troubles towards the end and was obesesive about it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at August 28, 2021 09:28 PM (YynYJ)

110 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWgEeTqjXMI

Posted by: Grog at August 28, 2021 09:28 PM (YFj/0)

111 FL "judge" cites findings on masks and schools (sit down for this ..... no effect on infection rates) as evidence *in favor* of plaintiffs' case (I think FL school districts) to require masks.

????

But this trail was blazed long ago, by the idiotic Anthony Kennedy, with his inability to read English (or French) in Hamdan v. Bush, in which he stood the clear uncontroversial meaning of treaty language on its head.

Dumbed down beyond recognition.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 09:28 PM (OTzUX)

112 11 Marines, one Corpsman, and one soldier (SSG).

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 09:28 PM (hEdp8)

113 Here's a kind-of explanation why Lenny Bruce is so revered today. Also a funny story about how he once went out of his way to prep a TV audience for a horrible obscene world he planned to use in his monologue that evening, that "begins with S and ends with T."

The word he used? Snot.

https://tinyurl.com/46trttrz
(Watch out for the offensive article title.)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:28 PM (L2ZTs)

114 the thing is is when you find an entire family in the woods that way the first thing i do is ask where qdpsteve was

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:29 PM (K3ZCc)

115 No one from the White House was at Dover?

RUFKM?!?!?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at August 28, 2021 09:30 PM (rwusL)

116 the weird thing was the entire family was frozen solid

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:30 PM (K3ZCc)

117 Delivering the eulogy, which is featured at the end of the documentary Lenny Bruce Without the Tears, the Rev. William Glenesk said: He was in a sense an evangelist, on a street corner. He was a man - up tight against an artificial world... who shattered its facades, and its hypocrisy, and - if you will pardon the phrase which seems to become a cliche - he saw life as it is.

No, whatever else he was, Lenny Bruce was an evangelist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2021 09:30 PM (AJzTi)

118 Until the COVID the KFC in Houghton Lake. Michigan had an all you can eat buffet. It was always crowded.

Posted by: CMU VET at August 28, 2021 09:30 PM (lravP)

119 c5: my family's suburban, not exurban.
(Though I'd like to change that.)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:30 PM (L2ZTs)

120 MikeM, that was the Lake Nyos disaster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nyos_disaster
Posted by: Tonypete
Wow, thank you. I did not remember that so many people died. Did not remember it was such a large event.

Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 09:31 PM (jbRB1)

121 If I found a family dead in the woods, I'd assume I had interrupted cannibal bob's dinner plans.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at August 28, 2021 09:31 PM (uwwPK)

122
Often times models are not only used for predictions of future events but also in the place of current and past observation. [ . . . ]
Posted by: banana Dream at August 28, 2021 09:22 PM (20dZh)


the future is and always will always be glorious, Comrade. It is the past that changes.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 09:31 PM (HG00O)

123 this would be a good story for that mr ballsack, the navy guy that does the weird stories

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:31 PM (K3ZCc)

124 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2021 09:30 PM (AJzTi)

Sorry; Meant "Was Not an evangelist"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2021 09:33 PM (AJzTi)

125 >>>Nobody from the Biden White House attended.


Utter fucking bullshit

Don't worry Tammi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 28, 2021 09:33 PM (aA3+G)

126 Arizona's state bird is the "OMG scorpions can be that big??" scorpion.

Posted by: Splunge at August 28, 2021 09:33 PM (S7/a+)

127 he he

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 28, 2021 09:34 PM (mNhhD)

128 Our heroes were returned to American soil and Dover AFB today.

Nobody from the Biden White House attended.


I'll get banned...
Posted by: Tami at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (cF8AT)

They are a bunch of cowardly fucks. Every last one them. Human life means absolutely nothing to them. And it will get worse.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 09:34 PM (AVDhF)

129 I wonder if the degassing tube at Lake Nysos could be used to run a generator . . .

Hey! when life gives you a lake full of effervescent poisonous gasses, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 09:34 PM (HG00O)

130 Has there ever been a movie made about Lenny Bruce? I know.. random question.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:12

I don't know J, but he is portrayed in the series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maziel". That reminds me, need to check if there is a new season out, we enjoy that.

Posted by: Farmer at August 28, 2021 09:35 PM (55Qr6)

131 Nobody from the Biden White House attended.

I wouldn't want his sorry ass there either.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:35 PM (nxdel)

132 They did an autopsy on that family. Did they ever release the report? That article posted was rather short on details.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 28, 2021 09:35 PM (QFVV9)

133 114 the thing is is when you find an entire family in the woods that way the first thing i do is ask where qdpsteve was
Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:29 PM (K3ZCc)

****SNORT****

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 28, 2021 09:35 PM (aA3+G)

134 couples ... have been killed just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They simply are in the places where predators also tend to hang out.
-----------

Ex and I used to camp in the National Parks (guns are verboten) always had a fixed blade knife on my belt and slept with a hatchet by my other side.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 09:35 PM (u3z76)

135 somebody needs to do some aoshq moral patches

in ir

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:36 PM (K3ZCc)

136 00 I canned 17 pints of pears today. I am trying to top off on the pears as they are falling, so I can move to plums when they finish ripening.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 09:25 PM (HG00O)

Just started picking mine today. Had a bumper crop on my 2 trees. Seeing a lot of yellow jackets digging into the pears

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:36 PM (dKiJG)

137 About that family in the woods. I'm not sayin' it was aliens. But it was aliens.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 28, 2021 09:36 PM (mNhhD)

138 Tokyo is behind the times. About 20 years ago, there was an all-you-can-choke-down KFC buffet in Spanaway, WA.

They practically had to pay me and a buddy to leave.

I miss that place. Along with Godfather's Pizza lunch buffet.

Good times.

Posted by: Shepherd Lover at August 28, 2021 09:36 PM (nVC+w)

139 Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 09:21 PM (jbRB1)

At first, they thought they all may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, as there a number of abandoned mines in the area. Then, they turned it into a murder investigation, but the autopsies showed no injuries.

Now they are waiting on a pathology report, as they may have gotten water from a toxic algae tainted stream. Remember AtC's words of wisdom -- Outside is always trying to kill you.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 09:36 PM (F0YaR)

140 130 Has there ever been a movie made about Lenny Bruce? I know.. random question.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:12
---------------

"Lenny"

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 09:37 PM (u3z76)

141 I encountered Lenny Bruce as a yute. I always saw him as a satirist and social commentator. He was talking about civil rights, media and corruption in government.
He used, "Obscene ", language and was a heroin addict. It's what killed him. Also a drunk and stoner.
He was George Carlin before Carlin was the hippy dippy weatherman. He would not have been good on TV as he rambled and cursed a lot. College off campus clubs were his venue.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at August 28, 2021 09:37 PM (FtJ1S)

142 Ex and I used to camp in the National Parks (guns are verboten) always had a fixed blade knife on my belt and slept with a hatchet by my other side.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 09:35 PM (u3z76)

I did that my ex, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 09:37 PM (AVDhF)

143 for a min i thought that family was offed by the taliban but nobody said anything about anybodY fucking the bodis

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:37 PM (K3ZCc)

144 Welp I owe my sister $5. I bet her MisHum wouldn't take the easy bait of a stupid joke against my family.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:37 PM (L2ZTs)

145 I don't know J, but he is portrayed in the series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maziel". That reminds me, need to check if there is a new season out, we enjoy that.

lol.. I mentioned that upthread. I'm on season 3 and there's a season 4 but it's going to be awhile. Great show.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:38 PM (nxdel)

146 somebody needs to do some aoshq moral patches
Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:36 PM (K3ZCc)


https://stoatnet.org/2019mimomepatches.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at August 28, 2021 09:38 PM (ghoDT)

147 Has there ever been a movie made about Lenny Bruce? I know.. random question.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 28, 2021 09:12

I believe Dustin Hoffman did one. I made it about halfway. Was not a Lenny Bruce fan.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 09:38 PM (4l77G)

148 So, any of y'all made a killing on cryptocurrency without buying any cryptocurrency yet?

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at August 28, 2021 09:38 PM (II3Gr)

149 that is called a porta-ledge

my climbing buddy had plans to get one and try it out one night on a 80 foot cliff


they are doing things in that pic ab bit diffrent than we would be

Posted by: will choose a nic later at August 28, 2021 09:39 PM (bTQ72)

150 Since ejaculate averages 25 mph I'm wondering what level of excruciating pain he reached with all that build up and nowhere to go but...backwards I guess.


Posted by: JuJuBee

Like Tim Conway's conjoined elephants sneezing.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at August 28, 2021 09:39 PM (OssQ4)

151 Our heroes were returned to American soil and Dover AFB today.

Nobody from the Biden White House attended.


I'll get banned...
Posted by: Tami at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (cF8AT)

No SecDef?
No CJCS?
No Commandant?

WTF?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:40 PM (axyOa)

152 144 Welp I owe my sister $5. I bet her MisHum wouldn't take the easy bait of a stupid joke against my family.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:37 PM (L2ZTs)

There goes lunch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 28, 2021 09:40 PM (aA3+G)

153 I don't want to earn crypto while learning crypto.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 28, 2021 09:40 PM (ufFY8)

154 I've been making a killing on lantern flies, mosquitos and gnats.

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 09:40 PM (arJlL)

155 And if it's the same pastor I'm not surprised he officiated-or gave the eulogy- at Lenny Bruce's funeral:

Mr. Glenesk has brought notables in the arts to the Spencer church over the last 13 years, and has been outspoken on such topics as homosexuality, sex and drug abuse.

In one sermon, he told his congregation that the hallucinatory drug LSD contained properties that contribute to the creation and glory of God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2021 09:40 PM (AJzTi)

156 Thanks for the ONT.

What is the deal with mustard on pretzels? Hot, spicy cheese is the way to go.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:41 PM (csEWM)

157 No SecDef?
No CJCS?
No Commandant?
__

I'm not surprised in the least.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 09:41 PM (hEdp8)

158 151 Our heroes were returned to American soil and Dover AFB today.

Nobody from the Biden White House attended.
I'll get banned...
Posted by: Tami at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (cF8AT)
No SecDef?
No CJCS?
No Commandant?
WTF?
Posted by: Diogenes
I wouldn't want them there either.
I'd be arrested.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (U2p+3)

159
The clip of the mother of the fallen Marine calling in is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=XWkyKfykeY8

YouBoob may take it down soon.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (f1Vqw)

160 Now they are waiting on a pathology report, as they may have gotten water from a toxic algae tainted stream.
Posted by: GnuBreed
I guess. I can see the doggie and parents drinking from a tainted stream. But they gave it to the baby too? I guess, they thought pure stream water? And they would all drop dead so quickly. Or not have time quickly text something out? Also I think there were signs in the area about the algae.
Also, the thing is, many ways of dying, like carbon monoxide, they yield very distinctive patterns on the dead person (I think very pink lungs on autopsy? I forget). But carbon dioxide. I wonder if it be really hard to diagnose?

Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (jbRB1)

161 "Nobody from the Biden White House attended."


They think if they ignore it all it will all go away.

Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (Owx4w)

162 No SecDef?
No CJCS?
No Commandant?

WTF?
Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:40 PM (axyOa)

See #128.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (AVDhF)

163 Good news Deer here in Ohio have the KungFlu so maybe they will raise the limit this year

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (dKiJG)

164 As a young feller I had a winter job in the bush of northern Quebec, geophysical surveying in frozen swamps, we lived in tents and snowshoed all day, -30 was common, -50 on occasion, our food supply was stored in a small tent, frozen, anyway, we ate ice cream every day, lots of it.

Posted by: yop at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (XcpXx)

165 nurse ratched, yup.

The #1 hobby of most Biden staffers is masturbating in front of the mirror.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (L2ZTs)

166 The local KFC, probably about 7 years ago, had a lunch buffet. $4.99. Good deal. I'd eat there once a week, my only meal of the day. Then they raised the price to $5.99. Then, $6.99. Then, no breasts served.

Then, no buffet because no one was going to it anymore. Shrugs.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (F0YaR)

167 148 So, any of y'all made a killing on cryptocurrency without buying any cryptocurrency yet?
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at August 28, 2021 09:38 PM (II3Gr)

It does not work. I have ignored those ads, not bought crypto, and only made money by going to work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (csEWM)

168
Tokyo is behind the times. About 20 years ago, there was an all-you-can-choke-down KFC buffet in Spanaway, WA.

The had them in Indiana too.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (63Dwl)

169 Welp I owe my sister $5. I bet her MisHum wouldn't take the easy bait of a stupid joke against my family.
Posted by: qdpsteve


i was not saying it was your family, suggesting ssuch things about a guys family is a bit too, I was just saying you were the murderer.

I might be a bit obnoxious but that would be rude.

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (K3ZCc)

170 104 @BuzzPatterson 10m

Our heroes were returned to American soil and Dover AFB today.

Nobody from the Biden White House attended.


I'll get banned...
Posted by: Tami at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (cF8AT)

Are you fucking kidding me?! Did they forget? Has anyone from the msm commented on this shit? they should all be hanged.

Posted by: megthered at August 28, 2021 09:44 PM (BWC4b)

171 I wouldn't want them there either.
I'd be arrested.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (U2p+3)
* * * *
True.

But still... That's not how it's done.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at August 28, 2021 09:44 PM (rwusL)

172 c5, no worries. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:44 PM (L2ZTs)

173 No SecDef?
No CJCS?
No Commandant?
WTF?
Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:40 PM (axyOa)


It is depressing and instructive when they are bold enough to refuse to even pay lip service to the concept of honor!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 09:44 PM (hOUT3)

174 165 nurse ratched, yup.

The #1 hobby of most Biden staffers is masturbating in front of the mirror.
Posted by: qdpsteve

What the fuck is that statement?

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:44 PM (U2p+3)

175 From the earlier thread:

Eh, guess the link thingy didn't work. If any of y'all are in B'ham or surrounding areas, I would love to meet any of you. Email is my nick at thingy comcast dott net
Posted by: Trog04 at August 28, 2021


***
Trog, it looks like the storm has jogged eastward a bit, and if so, I may lose power. I'll make a note of your email for when I get to Birmingham.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 09:44 PM (+nNqu)

176
If our sleeping platform's a rockin'
Please come a pitonin'

Posted by: The climbers at August 28, 2021 09:45 PM (a3Q+t)

177 161 "Nobody from the Biden White House attended."


They think if they ignore it all it will all go away.
Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (Owx4w)

They figure- probably correctly- that if the media does not mention it, most people will not think about it and assume that they WERE there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:45 PM (csEWM)

178 nurse, they all love themselves too much to do anything else.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:45 PM (L2ZTs)

179 >>It does not work. I have ignored those ads, not bought crypto, and only made money by going to work. Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (csEWM)

Listened to Don LaPre, sold "tiny ads in local papers," didn't make millions, shrugged, returned to wage-slavery.

Posted by: ZOD at August 28, 2021 09:45 PM (xK9An)

180 https://stoatnet.org/2019mimomepatches.jpg
Posted by: h


very nice but To has to be odg and have velcro so it attaches to the plate carrier.

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:45 PM (K3ZCc)

181 It does not work. I have ignored those ads, not bought crypto, and only made money by going to work.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:43 PM (csEWM)

Yeah, I haven't been seeing any not-buying-any-cryptocurrency money pouring into my bank account either.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at August 28, 2021 09:46 PM (II3Gr)

182 Just as well Biden wasn't there at Dover AFB. He'd be babbling about their big balls and God knows what else. The families do not need him "consoling" them. None of the other wankers in the WH would be any better.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 28, 2021 09:46 PM (mNhhD)

183 No SecDef?
No CJCS?
No Commandant?
__

I'm not surprised in the least.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 09:41 PM (hEdp


This really is BS. This is something that you dont have cameras to preen in front of. You get in the damn car and drive up there. Salute those men. Look those families in the eyes. Take the heat. Its called leadership.
Gawd.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:46 PM (axyOa)

184 What the fuck is that statement?
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:44 PM (U2p+3)

I think qdp is trying to say, in a very oblique way, is that the WH is a bunch of jerk-off do nothings.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:46 PM (csEWM)

185 Aetius, come take your winner's cookie. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:47 PM (L2ZTs)

186 I think qdp is trying to say, in a very oblique way, is that the WH is a bunch of jerk-off do nothings.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:46 PM (csEWM)

Exactly. Assholes, every last one of them.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 09:47 PM (AVDhF)

187 Good news Deer here in Ohio have the KungFlu so maybe they will raise the limit this year
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (dKiJG)
* * * *
They'll implement mandatory disease testing and then confiscate the carcass.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at August 28, 2021 09:47 PM (rwusL)

188 177 161 "Nobody from the Biden White House attended."


They think if they ignore it all it will all go away.
Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (Owx4w)

They figure- probably correctly- that if the media does not mention it, most people will not think about it and assume that they WERE there.
Posted by: Aetius451AD



Yep. It's worked.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 28, 2021 09:48 PM (QFVV9)

189 Etta James, blues stylist extraordinaire.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 09:48 PM (u3z76)

190 MrAspirin, exactamundo, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:48 PM (L2ZTs)

191 No one from the White House attended the Return of Heroes at Dover today.

No one at the White House wishes to be immediately torn limb from limb, to which the odds were good had they showed up at the Transfer Ceremony.

I would not hold any member of the families of the fallen accountable in any way for any expression of anger or grief in their dealings with the White House Staff and/or DOD.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 28, 2021 09:48 PM (QzJWU)

192 If you fall asleep on your stand, their coughing will wake you up.

Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 09:48 PM (Owx4w)

193 I think qdp is trying to say, in a very oblique way, is that the WH is a bunch of jerk-off do nothings.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at

My kid has two boot camp brothers who died.

Fuck you, show a little respect. Even of the WH doesn't.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:49 PM (U2p+3)

194 185 Aetius, come take your winner's cookie. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:47 PM (L2ZTs)

We need to work on the set up and delivery of your shit-posts. You want to evoke wry laughter at a witticism, not them reaching for a gun out of reflex.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:49 PM (csEWM)

195 very nice but To has to be odg and have velcro so it attaches to the plate carrier.
Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:45 PM (K3ZCc)


They have velcro backs but I didn't want to assume the terrain. People can color the white parts in to match their environment as necessary. The black/white pattern is technically Midwest snow/slush.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 28, 2021 09:49 PM (ghoDT)

196 Re Homecoming
I didn't think I could be angrier or more nauseated about this, but here we are. All the Marines and the corpsman are from Pendleton. My son and DIL know their officers. They were in the replacement battalion from my last son's deployment, the 2/1.

Posted by: La2la at August 28, 2021 09:49 PM (wfrSv)

197 Posted by: Diogenes
I wouldn't want them there either.
I'd be arrested.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (U2p+3)

Oh, absolutely. I'd have to be tasered. Or shot, knowing how these ghouls operate.

It's like that young Aussie woman said in an earlier poat: Twatter or whatnot: part of the plan is to simply exhaust you, day after day. one horrible story after another. Drive you to a point where you simply cannot go on. there are moments where I just can't anymore (I know her context was the 'rona, but it's still very apt). But, I get up the next morning pissed and ready to take another stab at life.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 09:49 PM (4l77G)

198 Prescient much. Greenland v Kabul
Compare and contrast
Comet v the Taliban
mass hysteria at the airport
Passengers fly in C 17s to safe havens Qatar v Greenland
Small arms fire, explosions at airport
certain segments of the population allowed survival, most turned away,
date certain re death: mass extinction v. beheading
US Military suffering casualties at both airports, having to turn away those without the proper docs
Gerard Butler v Joe Biden

Posted by: Blackstone at August 28, 2021 09:50 PM (9byfS)

199 Chicago Liquor store Security Guard shoots customer 3 times because he wouldn't wear a mask and was putting others at risk.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:50 PM (dKiJG)

200 Nurse, just trying to be supportive.

Aetius, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 09:50 PM (L2ZTs)

201 My kid has two boot camp brothers who died.

Fuck you, show a little respect. Even of the WH doesn't.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:49 PM (U2p+3)

I am sorry for your son, nurse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:51 PM (csEWM)

202 >>199 Chicago Liquor store Security Guard shoots customer 3 times because he wouldn't wear a mask and was putting others at risk. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:50 PM (dKiJG)

Curve status: Flattened.

Posted by: ZOD at August 28, 2021 09:51 PM (xK9An)

203 On the one hand it's such a sign of disrespect and cowardice not to be at Dover. OTOH they are incapable of taking responsibility and showing respect so maybe it is better that they are not there.

It is the *&% MSM that should be ALSO showing respect and holding the WH accountable...

Posted by: Iris at August 28, 2021 09:51 PM (6lKe4)

204 I first read that joke in a Penetrator book. My third favorite Pinnacle series, after the Executioner and the Destroyer.

Thanks for the good memory.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 28, 2021 09:52 PM (Om/di)

205 Also, boots on the ground both sacrificed for their countrymen

Posted by: Blackstone at August 28, 2021 09:52 PM (9byfS)

206 Short version, eat more broccoli and soy products!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 02:12 PM (hOUT3) at August 28, 2021 09:11 PM (hOUT3)
---
we like broccoli, but it's too hot here in the summer to cook it. as for soy, i am very allergic to it, and it makes me sick within minutes of consuming even the tiniest bit: guaranteed ~36 hours of GI distress, at both ends.

at least it's a non-IgA mediated allergy, so no epi-pen needed.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at August 28, 2021 09:52 PM (2ZDHg)

207 No wonder i do not feel so good. I must have died like 20 years ago from sodas, hot dogs, red meat. My soda intake alone shaves about 5 years off my life all by itself.

Posted by: astonerii at August 28, 2021 09:53 PM (B9VxK)

208 Eating 1 hot dog takes 35 minutes off life...

The really awful thing is that somebody got paid to do this made-up "research." However, reading such bogus hokum is scientifically proven to shave off at least three IQ points, and lower sperm count.

Hello, howdy, hi. (Going back for more content now.)

Posted by: mindful the researching webworker at August 28, 2021 09:53 PM (b2dH9)

209 Deer won't be able to smell the hunters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2021 09:53 PM (63Dwl)

210 Curve status: Flattened.
Posted by: ZOD at August 28, 2021 09:51 PM (xK9An)
Coming to Australia

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:53 PM (dKiJG)

211 Mis Hum and qdpSteve should go to neutral corners

... and wait for the bell.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 09:53 PM (u3z76)

212 That bedroom photo is so fake, no couple sleeps head to feet.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 28, 2021 09:54 PM (4thlk)

213 They have velcro backs but I didn't want to assume the terrain. People can color the white parts in to match their environment as necessary. The black/white pattern is technically Midwest snow/slush.
Posted by: h


nice

they are as nice as the ships hat did

you need to do some more for tx now?

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 09:54 PM (K3ZCc)

214 Oh, nurse, I'll keep you and him in my prayers. This is so tough on our guys and their parents.

Posted by: La2la at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (wfrSv)

215 Mis Hum and qdpSteve should go to neutral corners

... and wait for the bell.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 09:53 PM (u3z76)
* * * *
My money is on the Cob!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (rwusL)

216 Since ejaculate averages 25 mph . . . .
Posted by: JuJuBee
===

It scares me abit that you know that. . . .
Posted by: Tonypete at August 28, 2021 09:12 PM


This is something I know abit aboot, and Canadians are good for 50 kph.

Posted by: Peter North at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (a3Q+t)

217 Posted by: Aetius451AD

He's ok.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (U2p+3)

218 I wouldn't want them there either.
I'd be arrested.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (U2p+3)


I get that. The leadership doesn't need to insert themselves into the families grief unless invited. But they owe it to the dead and their units to pay their respect. This is what those in command do.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (axyOa)

219 OT - but tonight ABC spent a good portion of their national news screaming that COVID variants are taking our children! "Over 300 children were hospitalized in the US just Friday with Covid" wailed some sweaty handed ABC anchor...

Of course over 36,400 people were hospitalized in the US on Friday according to the CDC, of which ~3,000 were children under 12 - in fact nearly 100 children under age 12 died from CHOKING last week alone - probably on the chicken nuggets that their mom, Karen von Gestapo-ass gave them.

ABC breathlessly reports that the CDC says 900 Covid 19 deaths occurred in the US last Friday, but admits that's probably several days worth of data - meaning that Covid 19, or its Delta variant whatever, killed less people last week in the US than having non-skid in our bath tubs...this is all getting way too insanely childish at this point. Some adult has to step in and put a stop the stupidity - like soon.

Posted by: Boswell at August 28, 2021 09:56 PM (5iUNf)

220 214 Oh, nurse, I'll keep you and him in my prayers. This is so tough on our guys and their parents.
Posted by: La2la

Semper fidelis.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:56 PM (U2p+3)

221 He's ok.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (U2p+3)

He lost two friends- that is not ok. Nothing about this is ok.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:57 PM (csEWM)

222 Gotsa lotsa ticks here in Oklahoma. Glad that my blood is so poisonous ticks don't actually dig into me.

https://youtu.be/RVca0LuEDaQ
True Facts: Dangerous Little Ticks

Posted by: mindful the pizenous webworker at August 28, 2021 09:57 PM (b2dH9)

223 if you don't drink, smoke, chew, eat bacon or fries, you might not live forever, but it will seem like forever.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 09:58 PM (WxYD8)

224 This is what those in command do.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (axyOa)


You do these worthless traitors too much courtesy by assuming they are in, or capable of, command!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 09:58 PM (hOUT3)

225 In before the rabble!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Oy! I resents that

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (oEn12)

226 I wouldn't want them there either.
I'd be arrested.
Posted by: nurse ratched
___

Even they know they were instrumental in those marines', that corpsman's, and that soldier's death.

They weren't about to show their faces at Dover, to face the cold, accusing stares of the uniformed personnel there whose job is to prepare their fallen brothers and sisters for their final resting place.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (hEdp8)

227 I get that. The leadership doesn't need to insert themselves into the families grief unless invited. But they owe it to the dead and their units to pay their respect. This is what those in command do.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:55 PM (axyOa)

Being in charge (command) is not the same as being a leader. Let alone a good one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (csEWM)

228 Weeelll, There ain't no bugs on me. There ain't no bugs on me. There might be bugs on some of you mugs, but there ain't no bugs on me.

Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (Owx4w)

229 Diogenes
I get that. It's the duty of the CiC to acknowledge and show respect for the boys (and girls) who follow his direction and don't come home. Their blood is on his hands.

I would not be particularly interested in following protocol.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (U2p+3)

230 Probably off-topic, but here ya go.

How to get preventative meds for the coof:
https://tinyurl.com/bxcjyrhy

Posted by: Ex-ex at August 28, 2021 10:00 PM (RU4sa)

231 Chicago Liquor store Security Guard shoots customer 3 times because he wouldn't wear a mask and was putting others at risk. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:50 PM (dKiJG)


Looking to hire in as a Capital police officer.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 10:00 PM (axyOa)

232 "Fanatics, the company that makes sports apparel, is expected to get the trading card deal instead, according to two people familiar with the matter. Fanatics and MLB declined to comment."

Fanatics is running ads in heavy rotation on TV here in Canada, promoting their "licensed" sports apparel. they repeat "licensed" several times, just to rub it in. Fuck 'em up the ass with a racing chainsaw. I don't wear sports jerseys, but I would go out of my way to buy a bootleg one, if I did.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 10:00 PM (4x7+7)

233 Being in charge (command) is not the same as being a leader. Let alone a good one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (csEWM)

It used to.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 10:00 PM (AVDhF)

234 I'm an avid hiker but that last picture is so chilling, I might write a novel about it. I'll call it "Roll Me Over, Murder"

Posted by: I'm Garth Marenghi: horror author, dreamweaver, visionary, plus actor at August 28, 2021 10:02 PM (eeRB6)

235 Being in charge (command) is not the same as being a leader. Let alone a good one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (csEWM)


Well said!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 10:02 PM (hOUT3)

236 They weren't about to show their faces at Dover, to face the cold, accusing stares of the uniformed personnel there whose job is to prepare their fallen brothers and sisters for their final resting place.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (hEdp

Yes, excellent point: the ones who matter WERE there. Ah, my heart is breaking. Do not like these interesting times.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 10:02 PM (4l77G)

237 Being in charge (command) is not the same as being a leader. Let alone a good one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
___

Hooah.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:02 PM (hEdp8)

238 Weeelll, There ain't no ticks on me. There ain't no ticks on me. There might be ticks on some of them chicks, but there ain't no ticks on me.

Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 10:03 PM (Owx4w)

239 Epoxy glue and super glue are both oerfect birth control.

(Glues Cicero daughter knees together)

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, family planner at August 28, 2021 10:03 PM (n/szn)

240 Breitbart put up a video of how Trump responded to the Taliban killing one American in September 2019. Just impromptu outside talking about them being dead men and the response and cancelling a meeting they were going to have with them. Oh and he also knew the American was from Puerto Rico all off the top of his head.

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2021 10:04 PM (vMCab)

241 Being in charge (command) is not the same as being a leader. Let alone a good one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (csEWM)
It used to.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 10:00 PM (AVDhF)


In today's Army, Patton would have been kicked out for aggressive behavior towards the enemy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 10:04 PM (hOUT3)

242 199 Chicago Liquor store Security Guard shoots customer 3 times because he wouldn't wear a mask and was putting others at risk. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:50 PM (dKiJG)

======
that's so crazy I had to look it up

Holmes, who is barred from possessing a weapon because he is a four-time convicted felon and registered child sex offender, was working as an armed security guard at the store on the 6000 block of South Racine when a 28-year-old man walked in without a COVID mask around 9:53 am. Monday, according to Assistant State's Attorney Darryl Auguste.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 28, 2021 10:06 PM (oEn12)

243 There is such a thing as toxic algae that could have killed the hiking family and their dog in the Sierras? That's weird.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2021 09:04 PM (AJzTi)

I doubt that. My money is on lightning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 10:06 PM (4x7+7)

244 @BigJoeBastardi - 1h
Seriously I don't understand how anyone in Grand Isle
Houma maybe even Morgan city can stay there.
I don't get it. And that big swamp to the west of Baton Rouge every time I go through there I can't believe people live out there

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:07 PM (u3z76)

245 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Challenging Bedrooms.


==

those two are nuts... photoshop ?? and what's up with saline bag hanging on the side ?

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:07 PM (V13WU)

246 I doubt that. My money is on lightning.
Posted by: Alber


bungabunga

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:07 PM (K3ZCc)

247 There ain't no bugs on me...


https://tinyurl.com/49sua844

Posted by: davidt at August 28, 2021 10:07 PM (Owx4w)

248 243 There is such a thing as toxic algae that could have killed the hiking family and their dog in the Sierras? That's weird.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2021 09:04 PM (AJzTi)

I doubt that. My money is on lightning.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Aliens.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:08 PM (U2p+3)

249 Holmes, who is barred from possessing a weapon because he is a four-time convicted felon and registered child sex offender, was working as an armed security guard at the store on the 6000 block of South Racine


What could go wrong?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 10:08 PM (AVDhF)

250 joke is funny

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 28, 2021 10:08 PM (oEn12)

251 Fenelon: no no you misunderstand.

The problem is Toxic Al G. Al Gore goes crazy sometimes and runs around the mountains with a knife...

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 10:08 PM (L2ZTs)

252 The attempt to close up Mr. Happy with epoxy did not lead to his death. Other dumbassery did.
Posted by: Tonypete at August 28, 2021 09:12 PM (mD/uy)

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Tycho Brahe at August 28, 2021 10:08 PM (4x7+7)

253 >>Aliens. Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:08 PM (U2p+3)

"Leave their husks."

Posted by: ZOD at August 28, 2021 10:09 PM (xK9An)

254 H/T Insty

Our betters have priorities, and "we" are not one of them!

https://tinyurl.com/2zkc3r3n

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 10:09 PM (hOUT3)

255 "240 Breitbart put up a video of how Trump responded to the Taliban killing one American in September 2019. Just impromptu outside talking about them being dead men and the response and cancelling a meeting they were going to have with them. Oh and he also knew the American was from Puerto Rico all off the top of his head.
Posted by: buzzion"
******
Trump is an active older man with a working mind. Biden has always been an inactive man with no mind.

Posted by: Cosda at August 28, 2021 10:10 PM (IwZxD)

256 The Pentagon should be ***redacted redacted***

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 28, 2021 10:10 PM (oEn12)

257 I don't want to be a Greek in the bedroom.

Posted by: Javems at August 28, 2021 10:11 PM (8SSHh)

258 from UK Dily Mail

Revealed: The secret army of 200 weapons-obsessed anti-vaxx ex-soldiers called 'Veterans 4 Freedom' plotting attacks on vaccine centres and chaos on Britain's streets

Posted by: will choose a nic later at August 28, 2021 10:11 PM (bTQ72)

259 those two are nuts... photoshop ?? and what's up with saline bag hanging on the side ?
Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:07 PM (V13WU)


Hydration bladder, it's the thing that goes in a hydration pack.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 28, 2021 10:11 PM (ghoDT)

260 I doubt that. My money is on lightning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 10:06 PM (4x7+7)


Wouldn't that leave obvious injuries that could be seen in autopsies?

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (F0YaR)

261 Was anyone at Dover when our murdered heros returned??

Posted by: four seasons at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (Iq27Y)

262 I don't want to be a Greek in the bedroom.
Posted by: Javems at August 28, 2021 10:11 PM (8SSHh)


You otter protect your back hole.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (AVDhF)

263 No one from the White House attended the Return of Heroes at Dover today.


====


Secret Service could not guarantee their safety....

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (V13WU)

264 These people on the hike, as far as I can tell, they were not near any bodies of water. So, I guess my story has no relevance. But still, it sounds very similar.
Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 09:21 PM (jbRB1)

Lakes in temperate climates usually "turn over" every year, so CO2 cannot accumulate badly. The one that killed a lot of people (and livestock) was in equatorial Africa, IIRC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (4x7+7)

265 There are a series of somewhat strange disappearances in National Parks, as in "really weird", somebody in a group of hikers or campers just steps behind a boulder to take a leak or whatever, and suddenly turn up missing. Then they find their body three months later 30 miles away, with no boots on, things like that. Millions of people visit the parks annually, so "stuff happens", but sort of like UFO reports, there are a number of them that defy simple explanation.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (QEgj7)

266 As for hot dogs killing us all; I say Balderdash! Also poppycock!...
Posted by: Pug Mahon


Balderdash and Poppycock were once very popular snacks, along with FiddleFaddle and my personal favorite, Gollywonkers. Eating a whole bag of Gollywonkers is scientifically proven to steal five days of your life... and give them to a vegan. Phact!

Posted by: mindful the phact-checking webworker at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (b2dH9)

267 Oh, ho ho! The Office of ONI informs tonight all former Pentagon and IC Naval officers that their pension will be withdrawn if they criticize the President or any other senior officer in their chain, siting obscure Navy Regs never used nor challenged under the 1st Amendment.

That's going to come as news to a lot of IC folks that criticized Trump, Bush, Reagan, Nixon, etc...

Man, you cannot clean out this vipers' nest fast enough if we ever gain back the executive branch. It will make Hercules' stables clean out task look like child's play, but this horse shit needs to be tossed out in truck loads...

Posted by: Boswell at August 28, 2021 10:13 PM (5iUNf)

268 Being in charge (command) is not the same as being a leader. Let alone a good one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 28, 2021 09:59 PM (csEWM)

Well said!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 10:02 PM (hOUT3)

but you have to delineate who is in charge. You have to state who is the leader. That is the first step in all of this. The one thing Biden, Psaki, et al have been adept at is never really saying who is in charge. Maybe not all people who are in charge are leaders. But if you never say who is, if you never make them accountable, the chance of judging leadership is next to nil.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 10:13 PM (WxYD8)

269 Seriously I don't understand how anyone in Grand Isle
Houma maybe even Morgan city can stay there.
I don't get it. And that big swamp to the west of Baton Rouge every time I go through there I can't believe people live out there
Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021


***
I live here and I don't understand how anyone can happily live here.

The local news' projected model shows that the tropical storm-force winds should be past the area by about 9 am on Monday. That's when I plan to sneak out and drive up to my hotel room in Birmingham.

They keep warning us it might be a week or longer before power can be restored. That might be an excuse so people will be happy to get the power back on in 4 days. But I don't relish the idea of staying even in the comfortable setup of a Homewood Suites for a week. Maybe the Feds will offer to pay for it like they did for Katrina, and in '08.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:14 PM (+nNqu)

270 Just started picking mine today. Had a bumper crop on my 2 trees. Seeing a lot of yellow jackets digging into the pears
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:36

We have a bumper crop on our apple tree. And funny you mention yellow jackets, Jules was just stung by one when picking up fallen apples a few hours ago.

Posted by: Farmer at August 28, 2021 10:14 PM (55Qr6)

271
from UK Daily Mail

Revealed: The secret army of 200 weapons-obsessed anti-vaxx ex-soldiers called 'Veterans 4 Freedom' plotting attacks on vaccine centres and chaos on Britain's streets
Posted by: will choose a nic later


Does "weapons obsessed" mean they just think about them a lot or actually have them?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2021 10:14 PM (63Dwl)

272 267 Oh, ho ho! The Office of ONI informs tonight all former Pentagon and IC Naval officers that their pension will be withdrawn if they criticize the President or any other senior officer in their chain, siting obscure Navy Regs never used nor challenged under the 1st Amendment.


==

soviet sickos

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 28, 2021 10:16 PM (oEn12)

273 I'm here.

Early enough to maybe get in an actual conversation.
Anybody in the Hurricane path?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:16 PM (Y+l9t)

274 There are a series of somewhat strange disappearances in National Parks, as in "really weird", somebody in a group of hikers or campers just steps behind a boulder to take a leak or whatever, and suddenly turn up missing. Then they find their body three months later 30 miles away, with no boots on, things like that. Millions of people visit the parks annually, so "stuff happens", but sort of like UFO reports, there are a number of them that defy simple explanation.
Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (QEgj7)

The truth is stranger than fiction

Posted by: I'm Garth Marenghi: horror author, dreamweaver, visionary, plus actor at August 28, 2021 10:17 PM (eeRB6)

275 The Office of ONI informs tonight all former Pentagon and IC Naval officers that their pension will be withdrawn if they criticize the President or any other senior officer in their chain, siting obscure Navy Regs never used nor challenged under the 1st Amendment.

===

Current Secretary of Defense is a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:17 PM (V13WU)

276 Hi, sharon. Not in the path , but got to enjoy 100F today !

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:17 PM (V13WU)

277 Ive had to write that letter and I've had to face the widow. It is not fun but you do it. You suck it up and take it for that soldier and for his family. Not being there is far worse. Not being there is cowardice. That family may be mad as hell, but they ned to see you.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 10:18 PM (axyOa)

278  There are a series of somewhat strange disappearances in National Parks, as in "really weird", somebody in a group of hikers or campers just steps behind a boulder to take a leak or whatever, and suddenly turn up missing. Then they find their body three months later 30 miles away, with no boots on, things like that. Millions of people visit the parks annually, so "stuff happens", but sort of like UFO reports, there are a number of them that defy simple explanation.

Posted by: Common Tater


Oh, come on, man! Everybody knows Climate Change did it!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 28, 2021 10:18 PM (tHk1T)

279 At first, they thought they all may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, as there a number of abandoned mines in the area. Then, they turned it into a murder investigation, but the autopsies showed no injuries.

Now they are waiting on a pathology report, as they may have gotten water from a toxic algae tainted stream. Remember AtC's words of wisdom -- Outside is always trying to kill you.
Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 09:36 PM (F0YaR)

There is no reason that abandoned mines should have carbon monoxide issuing from them. Maybe if you went inside one with a fuel-burning lamp or generator. But some mines might be oxygen-deficient. In which case, if the lack of O2 got you, you'd drop right there, not outside.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 10:18 PM (4x7+7)

280 Hey sharon!

My sis lives in Nawlins, but since she got out of dodge in '05 (to Houston), pretty sure she's going with the same playbook.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:19 PM (hEdp8)

281 Oof, runner. I'm sympathetic. Today was the first day in awhile that it didn't go over 90 degrees. Bein relatively new to this climate, I just can't get used to the fact that it doesn't cool down after it rains.....just gets more humid.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:20 PM (Y+l9t)

282 This link goes to You Tube.

A new song by Eric Clapton, about....you know what.

You might find this interesting. And see if it gets banned by YouTube in a day or so.

https://tinyurl.com/35etf2n3

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 10:21 PM (tjZg/)

283 Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't been around in a while.

It's not you, it's never you...you folks are the strong ones holding the apocalypse back.

It's just all the weak ones. The tired ones. The ones who hope that just being nice will make the tides recede.

I know the tides are coming. And they're going to be big. Much, much bigger than "hopes" can combat.

I love all of you. Stay safe. And, hey, if you want some weird animation, you know, I'm here.

(Still working on animation....)

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 28, 2021 10:21 PM (OU+8W)

284 here are a series of somewhat strange disappearances in National Parks, as in "really weird", somebody in a group of hikers or campers just steps behind a boulder to take a leak or whatever, and suddenly turn up missing. Then they find their body three months later 30 miles away, with no boots on, things like that. Millions of people visit the parks annually, so "stuff happens", but sort of like UFO reports, there are a number of them that defy simple explanation.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:12 PM (QEgj7)

I need more info there. i am not exactly sure what y ou are saying but it requires more info. Kind of like my comment on game wardens in an earlier thread, some of these places far afield are dangerous. No question some have encountered horrific crimes in national parks. They are rare, but there are many over the years because of so many remote locations.

Legit LEO Park Rangers are not people to be messed with, I can promise you that. But National Parks run the gambit from inner city locations to the most remote public places in this country.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 10:21 PM (WxYD8)

285
Early enough to maybe get in an actual conversation.
Anybody in the Hurricane path?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021


***
*Raises hand* Yeah, Sharon, yours truly in Noo Awlins. (God, I hate this pesthole.) The storm has shifted a bit to the east, and almost certainly I will lose power. If so, on Monday I'll bug out to Birmingham, where I have a room for 2 nights. The place is pet-friendly, so I can bring the cats.

Have I mentioned I hate this pesthole?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (+nNqu)

286 Isn't the east side of the storm the wet side?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (u3z76)

287 Hey all. Had a nice dinner with my parents, salmon and bruscetta, wine and pie. Good stuff. My kiddo loves to see his grandparents.

Now time for some exercise. Gotta make good gainzzz or at least "earn" my wine.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (EiPf6)

288 No SecDef?
No CJCS?
No Commandant?
__

I'm not surprised in the least.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 09:41 PM (hEdp

This really is BS. This is something that you dont have cameras to preen in front of. You get in the damn car and drive up there. Salute those men. Look those families in the eyes. Take the heat. Its called leadership.
Gawd.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 09:46 PM (axyOa)


Evenin', y'all! Y'all are wrong abou this this time. Usually this would be yuge bullshit, but this time it's just one more wedge between the brass and the boots. I can't imagine there are 20 servicemen or women who don't know of this stunt by now. When the pewpew times come, I like to think this will push even more of them away from DC..

Posted by: Boomer Redneque at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (Lit6A)

289 {{{SMH}}} How are you? Working on a playlist for Texas yet?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (Y+l9t)

290
The Office of ONI informs tonight all former Pentagon and IC Naval officers that their pension will be withdrawn if they criticize the President or any other senior officer in their chain, siting obscure Navy Regs never used nor challenged under the 1st Amendment.

They would have received a bonus for criticizing Trump.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (63Dwl)

291 >>National Parks...disappearances...find their body three months later 30 miles away, with no boots on, things like that....alien abduction

"Gloot...this time, just take *one* of his shoes, just to see the looks on their faces."

Posted by: ZOD at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (xK9An)

292 Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 10:13 PM (WxYD

I am too burned out to have a good discussion with you.

But for starters, if you are wearing the uniform in the command structure or holding the office in a nominally elected position. You the have the de jure responsibility of being a leader, and concurrently the responsibility to admit that you are indeed incompetent and craven if you maintain the trappings of authority but deny any responsibility for the results of your actions (or lack thereof)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 10:23 PM (hOUT3)

293 The Office of ONI informs tonight all former Pentagon and IC Naval officers that their pension will be withdrawn if they criticize the President or any other senior officer in their chain, siting obscure Navy Regs never used nor challenged under the 1st Amendment.

That's going to come as news to a lot of IC folks that criticized Trump, Bush, Reagan, Nixon, etc...

Man, you cannot clean out this vipers' nest fast enough if we ever gain back the executive branch. It will make Hercules' stables clean out task look like child's play, but this horse shit needs to be tossed out in truck loads...

Posted by: Boswell

Fucking chickenshit rat bastard commies. Blowtorch the lot of them.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 28, 2021 10:23 PM (tHk1T)

294 Wolfus,

Praying for all y'all down river.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:23 PM (hEdp8)

295 My sis lives in Nawlins, but since she got out of dodge in '05 (to Houston), pretty sure she's going with the same playbook.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:19 PM (hEdp

Dodge is safer than Houston.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 10:23 PM (WxYD8)

296 lol sharon,

Playlists are ready.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:24 PM (hEdp8)

297 Damn, that beer and pretzels looks mighty good right now.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 28, 2021 10:24 PM (VwHCD)

298 Quint,

Some of her in-laws live in Houston.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:24 PM (hEdp8)

299 Revealed: The secret army of 200 weapons-obsessed anti-vaxx ex-soldiers called 'Veterans 4 Freedom' plotting attacks on vaccine centres and chaos on Britain's streets
Posted by: will choose a nic later at August 28, 2021 10:11 PM (bTQ72)


This is the sort of thing that makes people upset. Some are upset because they fear a secret cabal of violent hard handed men, some are hard handed men who do not like being labeled violent.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 10:25 PM (HG00O)

300 Have I mentioned I hate this pesthole?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Honestly, why are you still there?
Seattle is a shithole, but my neighborhood is on the beach. I have glorious sunsets and I can be outside 12 months a year (if you have a good raincoat and a hat). I love it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:25 PM (U2p+3)

301 Playlists are ready.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:24 PM (hEdp

Can you add to those lists once you're in texas?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 28, 2021 10:25 PM (VwHCD)

302
ROFL. The NFL is going to start testing vaccinated players for the Coof every week now. Unvexxed have to be tested every day.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 28, 2021 10:25 PM (Mzdiz)

303 Have I mentioned I hate this pesthole?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:22 PM (+nNqu)

Heh.
I spent a lifetime one day in Ft Polk.
That was enough for me.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 10:25 PM (axyOa)

304 Isn't the east side of the storm the wet side?
Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021


***
It is, and the winds are higher on that side. On top of that the forward motion of the storm adds to the impact.

A little jog one way or the other can make quite a difference. I don't expect flooding, but I do dread the power outages.

Somehow the idea of losing power in a snowstorm doesn't fill me with the same dread. You can stay warm and cook over a fire. Here, you can't stay cool without power.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:26 PM (+nNqu)

305 59 Sean Davis posted an audio on his Twitter of one of the mothers of a murdered Marine from Kabul calling Biden a feckless dementia ridden piece of crap and blaming the people who stole the election and anyone who voted for Biden for her sons death. It is hard to listen to it.

Posted by: Jmel at August 28, 2021 09:14 PM (bVhJi)


Thirteen families, by the Left's own standards, now have Absolute Moral Authority over Joe the American Killer. I expect Joe's staff thugs are working to learn which families Joe can console and sniff-hair-of in public ceremonies. Not they will attempt to kill him; mothers or wives slapping him or families turning their backs on him, on video, would be a devastating rebuke that will haunt Joe and the Democrats long after Joe dies.

Posted by: Gref at August 28, 2021 10:26 PM (AMIL/)

306 Yes Berserker, lol.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:26 PM (hEdp8)

307 Wolfus, stay safe. I've always wanted to go to Nawlins but just haven't had the opportunity. Potential MoMe location, but not in the summertime.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:26 PM (Y+l9t)

308 soviet sickos
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at August 28, 2021 10:16 PM (oEn12)

Vmom, someone I served with correctly noted that they could indeed withdraw VA medical benefits and retirement benefits from Naval and Naval IC officers if they speak out against or indorse other political parties and/or candidates than the current CIC and chain of command. I don't think that would withstand US SCOTUS scrutiny as that suggests that to serve the US militarily or in the IC is to agree to give up your constitutional rights - but a lot of wounded vets who can't afford counsel might have to think about it, and that is what this is meant to do...

Posted by: Boswell at August 28, 2021 10:26 PM (5iUNf)

309

Berenson just got permabanned from Twatter this afternoon -- I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did. He's posted the offending tweet on his Substack page if you want to see it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 28, 2021 10:27 PM (Mzdiz)

310 nurse,

To be fair, Mardi Gras there is unbelievable...and the food...

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:27 PM (hEdp8)

311 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? There's a term I have not heard in years. A friend's family hosted an exchange student from Scotland. They took her on a family vacation that included Colorado. She got Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Kind of was a downer.

Cute gal. Lots of freckles, as I recall.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 28, 2021 10:27 PM (xopIz)

312 Honestly, why are you still there?
Seattle is a shithole, but my neighborhood is on the beach. I have glorious sunsets and I can be outside 12 months a year (if you have a good raincoat and a hat). I love it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021


***
Two elements: I need a job, and Miss Linda loves this place or at least is reluctant to go through moving. She hates being cold; I hate being hot.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:27 PM (+nNqu)

313 291 >>National Parks...disappearances...find their body three months later 30 miles away, with no boots on, things like that....alien abduction

"Gloot...this time, just take *one* of his shoes, just to see the looks on their faces."

Posted by: ZOD

So, all those Nike sneakers washing up on the west coast of Vancouver island with A FOOT STILL INSIDE...... that's you?

Damn.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:28 PM (U2p+3)

314 Had Breezin' playing while I was getting knocked out prior to my back surgery.

Santana and George Benson...wow.

Serious ear candy.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:29 PM (hEdp8)

315 So I'm at Lumen Field, watching a pre-season Seahawks game.
Tickets were free, my brother is with me.
The west side of the 3rd deck has an incredible view of Puget Sound, with the sun dropping behind the Olympics.

Except my brother said, Look at the port docks. What don't you see?
Containers,
A quarter mile of empty docks.
Never in my life time have I seen that.

Empty docks in August at a major west coast Port means empty shelves in America this holiday season.

Just letting everyone know.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 28, 2021 10:29 PM (RX5md)

316 To be fair, Mardi Gras there is unbelievable...and the food...
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021


***
Mardi Gras should be seen, yes. Once is plenty. (I grew up nearly on a parade route and loved it; but I was 8 to 15 years old.) As for the food, it can be prepared anywhere; the seasoning can be ordered online, and there are shops that carry it. Neither that nor music, the other excuse the natives use to stay put (and which can be had easily on CD), is worth living here.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:30 PM (+nNqu)

317 ***
Two elements: I need a job, and Miss Linda loves this place or at least is reluctant to go through moving. She hates being cold; I hate being hot.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:27 PM (+nNqu)
----------------

Tennessee, S Carolina, not too cold, not too hot.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:30 PM (u3z76)

318 Quint - check out a guy named David Paulides, he's a retired detective who was asked to investigate a disappearance in a park some years ago.

There are some jurisdictional issues, as in the FBI, national park rangers, state law enforcement etc. But Paulides found reporting requirements are different in federal land too.

Anyway he started drilling down into just how many people turn up missing on federal land. And then he started finding some really weird stuff. He wrote a book in it, and there are some good You Tube videos out there. Start by searching "National Park Disappearances" and "David Paulides" and that should get you started. As it is often difficult for peoples busy lives to get their schedules to work together I've often said "F it" and went alone, often days at a time, in very remote areas. Never felt weirded out too often. Seen some strange things, but wouldn't trade those times. North America has really stunning landscapes.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:30 PM (QEgj7)

319 I am too burned out to have a good discussion with you.

But for starters, if you are wearing the uniform in the command structure or holding the office in a nominally elected position. You the have the de jure responsibility of being a leader, and concurrently the responsibility to admit that you are indeed incompetent and craven if you maintain the trappings of authority but deny any responsibility for the results of your actions (or lack thereof)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 10:23 PM (hOUT3)

right, these people love their committees. I just want to know who is in charge. When it was Schwarzkopf we at least knew. I think we are agreeing here, I am not calling you out in any way. The opposite is the case.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 10:30 PM (WxYD8)

320 Wolfus, stay safe. I've always wanted to go to Nawlins but just haven't had the opportunity. Potential MoMe location, but not in the summertime.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021


***
Summer lasts from March to December. January or February are the old tolerable months, and they can have warm spells too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:31 PM (+nNqu)

321 A fabric art blogger I like to read wrote about going Karen on the one man on the ferry who was not wearing a mask. Yelled at him herself and then sicced the steward on him.

This level of fear and hysteria makes me sad, but there is little that you can actually do.

Posted by: Sal at August 28, 2021 10:31 PM (3c1fY)

322 Berenson just got permabanned from Twatter this afternoon -- I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did. He's posted the offending tweet on his Substack page if you want to see it.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz)


He's there under a different name

J.B. Handley

Until they catch up with him. Welcome to the New World Order.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 10:31 PM (tjZg/)

323
So, all those Nike sneakers washing up on the west coast of Vancouver island with A FOOT STILL INSIDE...... that's you?

Damn.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:28 PM (U2p+3)

Damnit Nurse. I was just about to mention that!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 10:31 PM (axyOa)

324 >>So, all those Nike sneakers washing up on the west coast of Vancouver island with A FOOT STILL INSIDE...... that's you? Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:28 PM (U2p+3)

Pretty weird, huh.

Art Bell, a nation in dark times cries out for you! Come back to us!

Posted by: ZOD at August 28, 2021 10:31 PM (xK9An)

325 Benson was coddling Carlos.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:31 PM (u3z76)

326 So I'm at Lumen Field, watching a pre-season Seahawks game.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 28, 2021 10:29 PM (RX5md)


Did you get chosen to raise the 12 flag?

Posted by: Doof at August 28, 2021 10:32 PM (mZUr4)

327 The opposite is the case.
Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 10:30 PM (WxYD


Good response, I think we are on the same page, and you are right, "they" are masters at muddying the waters!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lay back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at August 28, 2021 10:32 PM (hOUT3)

328 Mardi Gras should be seen, yes. Once is plenty. (I grew up nearly on a parade route and loved it; but I was 8 to 15 years old.) As for the food, it can be prepared anywhere; the seasoning can be ordered online, and there are shops that carry it. Neither that nor music, the other excuse the natives use to stay put (and which can be had easily on CD), is worth living here.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
___

Agree wholeheartedly.

Lived there briefly with my sister right off Canal St. for about a year and a half back in the 90s.
Even worked security during Mardi Gras.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 10:32 PM (hEdp8)

329 I'm here.

Early enough to maybe get in an actual conversation.
Anybody in the Hurricane path?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)

I dunno; I'd ask Skip but he went to bed.

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 10:32 PM (arJlL)

330 but got to enjoy 100F today !
Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:17 PM (V13WU)

Ha, ha! Mild t-showers last night, mid 70s and sunny today, lawn dry enough I could mow in the afternoon. Late August in Montana is already halfway to fall.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 10:33 PM (4l77G)

331 Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:30 PM (QEgj7)

agreed and will do. I as well love our national parks. I still plan a thru hike of the AT some day. I have heard of some really bad crimes over the years but for the most part the National Parks are safe places. To an LEO, they have to deal with crazy challenges there.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 10:33 PM (WxYD8)

332 "Eating 1 hot dog takes 35 minutes off life, study suggests"

F*** off, man suggests.

Posted by: GWB at August 28, 2021 10:33 PM (2nnuG)

333 I commented earlier today on the hot dog story - I'd just eaten a chili dog. That can't be good...

In truth, you will not see a more sickly, pale, washed-out group of people than those at health food stores. They may live forever, but they look like they died a week ago.

Posted by: 496 at August 28, 2021 10:35 PM (U1eOr)

334 but got to enjoy 100F today !

If you like 100, try 117. Now try it as the average temperature for a few weeks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 10:35 PM (SchxB)

335 So now I'm supposed to be afraid of hotdogs?

I think there are bigger concerns.

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 10:35 PM (cx155)

336 AFCENT reportedly used the "slice and dice" variant of the Hellfire missile to take out the ISIS-K thugs.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 28, 2021 10:35 PM (qyH+l)

337 Oof, runner. I'm sympathetic. Today was the first day in awhile that it didn't go over 90 degrees. Bein relatively new to this climate, I just can't get used to the fact that it doesn't cool down after it rains.....just gets more humid.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)

Where were ya before ?

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 10:36 PM (arJlL)

338 Lcd, thats freaky. Enjoying the match? Wasthe area around the stadia safe? I'm going tomorrow.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at August 28, 2021 10:37 PM (EiPf6)

339 Hot dog on a PBJ. Now what?

Posted by: klaftern at August 28, 2021 10:37 PM (r4sI4)

340 I listened to the Clapton song and although I cheer the message, except for the opening guitar riff that made me sigh, I didnlt think it was very good.
He is going to do a bunch of tour dates in September in Texas, Florida and Georgia. I've never seen him live and he is by far one of my favorites so disappointed he isnlt going to be anywhere near MD.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:37 PM (Y+l9t)

341 Honestly, why are you still there?
Seattle is a shithole, but my neighborhood is on the beach. I have glorious sunsets and I can be outside 12 months a year (if you have a good raincoat and a hat). I love it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021

And she has a dungeon !

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 10:38 PM (arJlL)

342 AFCENT reportedly used the "slice and dice" variant of the Hellfire missile to take out the ISIS-K thugs.
Posted by: Fox2! at August 28, 2021 10:35 PM (qyH+l)

They should re-invent the Davy Crockett warhead, and put that on Hellfire missiles. Vaporize the goatfuckers, and anyone else within sight of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 10:38 PM (4x7+7)

343 in fairness< bad weather is good for you old guys< give you something to comment about

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:38 PM (K3ZCc)

344 If you like 100, try 117. Now try it as the average temperature for a few weeks.



==


I see no incentive to do that....

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:38 PM (V13WU)

345 JT, Massachusetts. It gets plenty hot during the day but cools down at night so you can open windows. I hae only been able to sleep with a window open once all summer so far.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:39 PM (Y+l9t)

346 I avoided California in my "wandering" period of life, just because the signal to noise ratio of wackjobs in the wilderness just seemed to be a little too high. I mean the odds are good ... but the goods are odd. It has spread farther however in recent years.

The Paulides thing is beyond the "usual" run of the mill horrific crimes. They are just inexplicable disappearances, for the most part. I will say they definitely make for some excellent "campfire stories" and should help keep the kids from wandering away from camp too far.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:39 PM (QEgj7)

347 Off to bed, all. I'll get up early (I probably would anyway), make some coffee and store some of it for Monday, maybe start packing my suitcase, and check in on the Book Thread if I can!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:39 PM (+nNqu)

348 "Eating 1 hot dog takes 35 minutes off life, study suggests"


Huh. Now do one on bourbon, medium rare steak, beer, fried potatoes, beer, buffalo wings, bourbon, tacos, beer and Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries.

I'll wait, you soy-soaked eggheads desperate for grant money. Gotta pay for your Teslas and high end liquid-cooled gaming computers, I guess.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 10:40 PM (4l77G)

349 And she has a dungeon !
Posted by: JT at August

Shhhhhhhh

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:40 PM (U2p+3)

350 Producers of Jungle Cruise must be Metallica fans.

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 28, 2021 10:40 PM (V13WU)

351 Interesting video

I hate to link to Twitter, but this is kind of sad/funny.

The PM of Israel meeting with Joe Biden in the White House oval office.

Joe is asleep.

https://tinyurl.com/238fsxte

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 10:40 PM (tjZg/)

352 And she has a dungeon !
Posted by: JT at August

Shhhhhhhh
Posted by: nurse ratched

Oh. Sorry.

Posted by: JT at August 28, 2021 10:41 PM (arJlL)

353 I see no incentive to do that....

Heatstroke? Sunburn in under 20 minutes? Gotta be something.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 10:41 PM (SchxB)

354 Stay cool and dry, wolfus!
And give skritches to the kittehs.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:42 PM (U2p+3)

355 Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 10:40 PM (tjZg/)

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And who amongst us hasn't fallen asleep while talking with the leader of a crucial ally surrounded by dozens of cameras?

Posted by: 496 at August 28, 2021 10:42 PM (U1eOr)

356 "in fairness

Heh....in the winter months I'm in a 55+ community. Taking the trash to the curb is the weekly highlight.

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 10:43 PM (cx155)

357 I looked at the order of people who would be called upon should the President resign or be impeached and I understand why they are trying to prop up Biden. It just gets worse, Kamala, Pelosi, Leahy, then not sure exactly who comes next but list includes Blinken! Buttigieg!, even Janet Yellen?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:45 PM (Y+l9t)

358 "in fairness

Heh....in the winter months I'm in a 55+ community. Taking the trash to the curb is the weekly highlight.

Posted by: b

is there ever an issue where you have the 55 year olds moving in and scoring with everybody?

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:45 PM (K3ZCc)

359 is there ever an issue where you have the 55 year olds moving in and scoring with everybody?
Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:45 PM (K3ZCc)

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Codename: Shufflebroad

Posted by: 496 at August 28, 2021 10:46 PM (U1eOr)

360 Yep. That's why people are praying so devoutly for a meteor to strike D.C. and take all of them out at once.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:46 PM (QEgj7)

361 343 in fairness

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:38 PM (K3ZCc)
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Arthritis in that left knee kicking up again, eh?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:46 PM (u3z76)

362 the thing is is, nobody wants to replace biden, they know what is coming

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:47 PM (K3ZCc)

363 Arthritis in that left knee kicking up again, eh?
Posted by: B


i never check the weather

you got a window open it

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:49 PM (K3ZCc)

364 I live in New Orleans. Not a native but have been here for 35 years this time. Have been here for multiple hurricanes. Evacuated for some, stayed for others. Staying for this one. We will certainly lose power. If power is out long enough we will go to a relatives house with our refrigerator contents for relief.

I've lived all over the world and there are few places I would prefer.

Posted by: Javems at August 28, 2021 10:49 PM (8SSHh)

365 "is there ever an issue where you have the 55 year olds moving in and scoring with everybody?"

Got a notice in my mail that I could have sex at 75.

Pretty handy, 'cause I live at 71, it's a short walk home, and I don't even have to cross the street.

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 10:49 PM (cx155)

366 What's coming will surprise us all.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:49 PM (u3z76)

367 362 the thing is is, nobody wants to replace biden, they know what is coming
Posted by: confederatefifth

Heads on pikes and hangings?

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 10:49 PM (U2p+3)

368 Summer lasts from March to December. January or February are the old tolerable months, and they can have warm spells too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021 10:31 PM (+nNqu)


I hate to admit it, but you belong in the North. I lived there 18 years, and heah in the deep South about the same.

To me, there are only 3 bad months for heat here -- June-August. Whereas in Shitcagoland, there are 6 months of winter. Oct-March blows Democrat dick. April ain't that much better. Fuck that noise.

Gimme 3 months of sweating.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 10:49 PM (F0YaR)

369 Got a notice in my mail that I could have sex at 75.

Pretty handy, 'cause I live at 71, it's a short walk home, and I don't even have to cross the street.
Posted by: b


that was funny

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:50 PM (K3ZCc)

370 the thing is is, nobody wants to replace biden,..
Posted by: confederatefifth
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Yeah, after they made Biden, they threw away the mold

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 28, 2021 10:50 PM (WD9ZA)

371 For Doof and because it just seems apropos for tonight's ONT - Seven Screaming Diz-Busters (live):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYUstOYE-MI

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 28, 2021 10:51 PM (KAi1n)

372 What's coming will surprise us all.
Posted by: Braenyard
I think you are right. I tell some young people I meet, this is not normal. This stuff has never happened. What is next?

Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 10:51 PM (jbRB1)

373 We are so happy that's Vice Presdent Harrus is back to helps Presdint Bidum.

Posted by: Mary Cloginstien from Brattleboro, VT at August 28, 2021 10:52 PM (D9mnB)

374 at 367...."the thing is is, nobody wants to replace biden"

The guy can eat ice cream and not get 'brain freeze', so he's got that going for him.

Don't remember where I picked that up, maybe here?

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 10:53 PM (cx155)

375 the thing is is, nobody wants to replace biden, they know what is coming
Posted by: confederatefifth


Get a Free Biden, with the purchase of an equal or greater value Biden.


Supplies are limited.

Posted by: The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party at August 28, 2021 10:53 PM (tjZg/)

376 Kamela resigns in the face of being the one blamed for a monumental fuckup that will make her a pariah forever. Pelosi starts a slide and gets 25th'd because in spite of everything else she is insane, and has some neuro issue.

My money is officially on "Yellen being impeached by a majority Republican Congress before 2024"

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 10:53 PM (HG00O)

377 Chicago Liquor store Security Guard shoots customer 3 times because he wouldn't wear a mask and was putting others at risk. Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2021 09:50 PM (dKiJG)

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convicted felon who actually got an armed guard card, and a weapon... but anti-gun laws w*rk!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at August 28, 2021 10:54 PM (2ZDHg)

378 is there ever an issue where you have the 55 year olds moving in and scoring with everybody?"

Got a notice in my mail that I could have sex at 75.

Pretty handy, 'cause I live at 71, it's a short walk home, and I don't even have to cross the street.

Posted by: boynsea
+++
Okay, that made me laugh.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 10:54 PM (Y+l9t)

379 Grant's Tomb is a couple of acres of national monument on the Upper East Side.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 28, 2021 10:54 PM (qyH+l)

380
Get a Free Biden, with the purchase of an equal or greater value Biden.


Supplies are limited.
Posted by: The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
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Order now, and the shipping is FREE !

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 28, 2021 10:54 PM (WD9ZA)

381 Warning to US citizens to stay away from airport was a few hours ago. Tone and specifics suggested they have very concrete threat warning. Still now word on any attack. But it is middle of the night there.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 10:55 PM (OTzUX)

382 It wouldn't be a precedent. One of FDR's VP's walked out and went home.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:55 PM (u3z76)

383 Kamela resigns in the face of being the one blamed for a monumental fuckup that will make her a pariah forever. Pelosi starts a slide and gets 25th'd because in spite of everything else she is insane, and has some neuro issue.

My money is officially on "Yellen being impeached by a majority Republican Congress before 2024"
Posted by: Kindltot


Spin the Wheel of Presidents! Who will be President in 2024? Place your bets, but the game is rigged.

Posted by: Dominion Wheel of Presidents at August 28, 2021 10:55 PM (tjZg/)

384 OK, so on the ISIS-K guys, why were they still walking the earth yesterday? If we knew who they were, why didn't we take them out a month ago, or 2 months ago, or 6 months ago?

Posted by: The May Queen at August 28, 2021 10:55 PM (BMmaB)

385 Evening.

So MLB fucked over Topps in favor of its own subsidiary? I smell lawsuit.

Posted by: Robert - 6 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at August 28, 2021 10:55 PM (1Yy3c)

386 Warning to US citizens to stay away from airport was a few hours ago. Tone and specifics suggested they have very concrete threat warning. Still now word on any attack. But it is middle of the night there.



is this warning for chicago or kabul ?

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 10:56 PM (K3ZCc)

387 ..Yeah, after they made Biden, they threw away the mold. Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 28, 2021 10:50 PM (WD9ZA)

Biden is growing moldier as he gets oldier.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 28, 2021 10:56 PM (QzJWU)

388 One of FDR's VP's walked out and went home. Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:55 PM (u3z76)

Cactus Jack Garner. Said being VP wasn't worth a bucket of warm shit.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 10:56 PM (BMmaB)

389 ho damn, my wash is molding in the machine

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:56 PM (u3z76)

390 ...healthier and *more environmentally stable* = bullshit

Posted by: Methos at August 28, 2021 10:57 PM (kOpft)

391 Saw the sun here today for the first time in what feels like weeks.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 28, 2021 10:57 PM (EZebt)

392 redc, my first reaction to that story. Multiple felon gets weapon card for security work. And - *GETS SECURITY WORK*.

Of course IL has a gun ID or some such whose existence - redundantly - confirms the constitution and judicial review are a farce. So this is just more of same-same.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 10:58 PM (OTzUX)

393 Aussies getting sporty: https://www.bitchute.com/video/yrRptbr2SYSn/

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 10:58 PM (SchxB)

394 > A man had died after using strong glue 'to seal off his penis' in a drug-fuelled romp

A rare "Double Darwin" -- removing yourself from the gene pool while actually in the process of having sex.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 10:58 PM (XiLhH)

395 Rest assured, shitcanning TOPPS after 75 years in favor of this new company nobody ever heard of, certainly, no money changed hands on that deal. No sir.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 10:59 PM (QEgj7)

396 Yeah, Mis. Hum, about those mosquitoes, I lived in the Upper Midwest for a lot of years, MN to be specific, and I remember tick season. Early spring, walk in the woods, come home, find all the ticks, then, later, in the middle of the night, get woken up by the one you missed, because it's walking around on your body.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at August 28, 2021 11:00 PM (2SdPm)

397 And she has a dungeon !
Posted by: JT at August

Shhhhhhhh
Posted by: nurse ratched



With an iron maiden and the Rack!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 11:00 PM (axyOa)

398
The PM of Israel meeting with Joe Biden in the White House oval office.

Joe is asleep.


He was deep in thought unlike that dunce Trump!

Posted by: Mainstreamer at August 28, 2021 11:00 PM (63Dwl)

399 San Franpsycho, there might have been 4 cloudy days here since .... May? No "May Gray/June Gloom" this year. Best summer weather in a decade - and the "worst" would of course be considered perfect in most places.

You might want to supplement Vit D up there in your sun-less land.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:00 PM (OTzUX)

400 "Spin the Wheel of Presidents! Who will be President in 2024? Place your bets, but the game is rigged."

Seriously, just who is running our country? I mean, WTF?
I used to laugh at the proverb, "may you live in interesting times" now it's here in spades.

shit, can I still say spades?

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:00 PM (cx155)

401 Here's an interesting scenario:
Forensic audits in AZ, GA, WI, maybe PA demonstrate that actual fraud was committed and those legislatures withdraw their electors for Biden and he no longer has 270 electoral votes.
Unprecedented situation......

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 11:01 PM (Y+l9t)

402 Ok, shovels. It's here in shovels.

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:01 PM (cx155)

403 no

Posted by: confederatefifth at August 28, 2021 11:01 PM (K3ZCc)

404 judicial review are a farce.
Posted by: rhomboid
Similarly, I am really interested in the story about Terry McAuliffe. You guys saw that I think. He had a witnessed document, required to become governor, but he himself did not sign it. The dems trying to say, oh cmon now, this is not important. But is it not a legal document, required for the election? Judges are really going to let this one go?

Posted by: MikeM at August 28, 2021 11:02 PM (jbRB1)

405 Forensic audits in AZ, GA, WI, maybe PA demonstrate that actual fraud was committed and those legislatures withdraw their electors for Biden and he no longer has 270 electoral votes.
Unprecedented situation......
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 11:01 PM (Y+l9t)
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The electors already voted, done deal. And the GOP electors that tried to cast their votes, just in case, were prevented from doing so.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at August 28, 2021 11:03 PM (2SdPm)

406 392 redc, my first reaction to that story. Multiple felon gets weapon card for security work. And - *GETS SECURITY WORK*.

Of course IL has a gun ID or some such whose existence - redundantly - confirms the constitution and judicial review are a farce. So this is just more of same-same.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 10:58 PM (OTzUX)


Yeah, I ain't buying that story as written. FOIDs are serious business in IL, and you can't legally buy one there (or ammo!) without one. The state police investigate every applicant, and currently it's taking close to a year to get one due to backlog/red tape/gubmint inefficiency.

He wasn't legally carrying. That's bottom line.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 11:03 PM (F0YaR)

407 Ok, shovels. It's here in shovels.
Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:01 PM (cx155)

Ace of shovels does not resonate as well.

Ace of Hatchets

Ace of Hoes

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:03 PM (4l77G)

408 Bad ass, I'm delivering to West Palm Beach, Florida!

Shit's easy, I-10 easy to I-95 south with a Tuesday morning appointment. Awesome.

Hurricane? What hurricane? Ida? Making landfall when? Tomorrow night?!? As a cat 4? Bullshit! *Checks NOAA* SonovaBITCH!

*Looks at his routing options*

GawDAMN! I'm not paid enough to deal with this shit.

Posted by: Robert - 6 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at August 28, 2021 11:04 PM (1Yy3c)

409 Good question, Sharon. The Arizona audit results were promised over a week ago. Unless I missed it, it's over a week late.

As to 'proof of actual fraud', I think there's one hell pf a firewall up.

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:05 PM (cx155)

410 The dems won't run the 25th on Biden. They like the humiliation.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 28, 2021 11:05 PM (ybIRR)

411 Ace of shovels does not resonate as well.
Ace of Hatchets
Ace of Hoes
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:03 PM (4l77G)


Ace of Spuds. It's gonna be Ace of Spuds.

He got five of them, you know.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 11:05 PM (HG00O)

412 I'm not paid enough to deal with this shit.
Posted by: Robert - 6 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at August 28, 2021 11:04 PM (1Yy3c)

Hang tough, brother. Srsly.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:06 PM (4l77G)

413 > Man, you cannot clean out this vipers' nest fast enough if we ever gain back the executive branch.

Anyone who made flag rank under Gaylord, Dopey Joe, or Commie Lay should be retired as the first order of business after taking the oath of office. Then start working your way down through the lower ranks.

Better a thin, but loyal, military than one that's riddled with sleeper agents.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:06 PM (XiLhH)

414 shit, can I still say spades?
Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:00 PM (cx155)

Consider yourself *canceled*.

Posted by: Robert - 6 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at August 28, 2021 11:06 PM (1Yy3c)

415 407 Ok, shovels. It's here in shovels.
Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:01 PM (cx155)

Ace of shovels does not resonate as well.

Ace of Hatchets

Ace of Hoes
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at

Ace of Huli hulis

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 28, 2021 11:06 PM (U2p+3)

416 Our heroes were returned to American soil and Dover AFB today.

Nobody from the Biden White House attended.


I'll get banned...
Posted by: Tami at August 28, 2021 09:27 PM (cF8AT)
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Saw that, right there with you.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at August 28, 2021 11:06 PM (2SdPm)

417 sharon most of those legislatures wouldn't act on electors at the point of a gun. The country is where it is largely because of the smallness and mediocrity of those exact people - well, and their constituents.

As for audits, still waiting to see one, not sure there will be others. AZ audit over-due. And I'm skeptical it will be of much use. Probably will be couched in general terms, or gross categories, when what is needed is an actual hard count, essentially a rigorous recount, with fraudulent votes ID'd (names, details). Don't get the feeling that's what they'll deliver.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:07 PM (OTzUX)

418 The dems won't run the 25th on Biden. They like the humiliation.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 28, 2021 11:05 PM (ybIRR)

Might be a kink factor involved. Or so I've heard on this august site.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:07 PM (4l77G)

419 If KFC is 4,what are 3, 2 and 1?

Posted by: Goatweed at August 28, 2021 11:07 PM (90fhE)

420
Ace of Hatchets

Ace of Hoes

Possible, with the current ammo shortage.

Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:07 PM (cx155)

421 If KFC is 4,what are 3, 2 and 1?
Posted by: Goatweed at August 28, 2021 11:07 PM (90fhE)


Ignition!

Posted by: Kindltot at August 28, 2021 11:08 PM (HG00O)

422 > The electors already voted, done deal.

Sad but true. There is no constitutional mechanism other than impeachment for removing a President after Congress certifies the electoral votes.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:09 PM (XiLhH)

423 He's there under a different name
J.B. Handley
Posted by: Bozo Conservative

It's not Handley, it's Hedley!

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at August 28, 2021 11:09 PM (KAi1n)

424 Part of the report was delivered I think but the Cyber Ninjas(I love that name) have Covid so were not able to deliver a section. Also, the Attorney General is saying they will withhold funds to Maricopa Cpunty if they don;t turn over the servers in response to the Supoenas. I have more hope here because it seems that for once, the Republicans are serious about this.
It feels like people have more incentive now that Biden is screwing up so badly that they are not willing to cover for him and in a way, give the dems an out. Well, we thought he got 81 million votes so were just upholding the law.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 11:11 PM (Y+l9t)

425 Sad but true. There is no constitutional mechanism other than impeachment for removing a President after Congress certifies the electoral votes.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:09 PM (XiLhH)
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And, I'm starting to believe that PDT did try to get the insurrection act enforced and the military told him, "No."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at August 28, 2021 11:11 PM (2SdPm)

426 There is no truth to the rumor that I got my stage name from my propensity for giving handies in the W.C.

Posted by: W.C. Handy at August 28, 2021 11:12 PM (XiLhH)

427 There is no reason that abandoned mines should have carbon monoxide issuing from them. Maybe if you went inside one with a fuel-burning lamp or generator. But some mines might be oxygen-deficient. In which case, if the lack of O2 got you, you'd drop right there, not outside. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 10:18 PM (4x7+7)

There are underground coal fires going all around the world right now. I think there's a really big one in India. There's one in Centralia, Pennsylvania that's been burning since 1962.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:12 PM (BMmaB)

428 It's not Handley, it's Hedley!

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at August 28, 2021 11:09 PM (KAi1n)


Okay, Hedy... or is it Karen?

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 11:13 PM (F0YaR)

429 Wow, I hadn't seen a pic of Jim Cantore in years. He looks, umm, older.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 28, 2021 11:13 PM (KAi1n)

430 So what's "normal" for return of KIAs to Dover? I mean in terms of official attendance. I am aware there have been presidents and VPs and other senior officials there in previous events, but not for every one.

Yes of course we're well over the edge in many ways now, a farcical "administration" where the "president" disappears for nearly 2 days at the outbreak of an international crisis, and subsequently only makes brief weird appearances with staged interaction with the "press".

I think SecDef and CJCS have been invisible since the attack? Might have missed something.

Anyway, in this context (no regular flow of KIAs stateside, no ongoing conflict with lots of casualties) to not even have senior DOD or military present seems .... inappropriate.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:13 PM (OTzUX)

431 There's an underground coal fire in Australia that's been burning for thousands of years.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:14 PM (XiLhH)

432 There is no truth to the rumor that I got my stage name from my propensity for giving handies in the W.C.
Posted by: W.C. Handy
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^This

Posted by: Hedy Lamarr at August 28, 2021 11:14 PM (L47aO)

433 There is no constitutional mechanism other than impeachment for removing a President after Congress certifies the electoral votes. Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:09 PM (XiLhH)

I know this is never going to happen, but Kamala could resign and the Senate could confirm Trump as VP, then Biden could resign.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:15 PM (BMmaB)

434 Grant's Tomb is a couple of acres of national monument on the Upper East Side.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 28, 2021 10:54 PM (qyH+l)

there is a very old joke about who is buried in Grant's Tomb. If you are over 29, you have heard it. But the joke came about for a reason, it didn't make itself up out of nowhere. My understanding is they planned to bury him but there where long delays, delays that lasted many years. I won't look it up because anyone could do that and try to act like some expert.

I do know many don't like that Grant is buried in a place rarely visited and maybe not the fanciest place in the city. It is odd Lee and Grant have been buried so far apart. At least Lee had a good reason. Today, even the people who chose his college would likely not care if he were there or not.

I still don't fully understand why Grant was buried in New York. I do know every student and visitor should go there to learn something and pay homage.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 11:15 PM (WxYD8)

435 Anyway, in this context (no regular flow of KIAs stateside, no ongoing conflict with lots of casualties) to not even have senior DOD or military present seems .... inappropriate.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:13 PM (OTzUX)
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While I think it's appalling no one from the Biden administration could be bothered, on the other hand, I also think it's better those slimy incompetent jackasses were not there. Salt in the wound, as it were.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at August 28, 2021 11:15 PM (2SdPm)

436 Possible, with the current ammo shortage.
Posted by: boynsea at August 28, 2021 11:07 PM (cx155)

I may or may not have enough ammo. leaning toward not. But I have so many other objects of defense.

Ka-Bar, numerous other knives, hatchets, axes, my fists, cast iron skillets, screwdrivers, ice picks, mallets, framing hammers, short lengths of 2X4, my fucking truck. I have found my hill.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:15 PM (4l77G)

437 There are underground coal fires going all around the world right now. I think there's a really big one in India. There's one in Centralia, Pennsylvania that's been burning since 1962.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:12 PM (BMmaB)

Don't think there are any burning coal mines in the Sierra Nevada.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 11:16 PM (4x7+7)

438 Hang tough, brother. Srsly.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:06 PM (4l77G)

It's cool. I'll divert to Texarkana and stop there for the night. Monday I'll take I-20 to Jackson, Mississippi. Then from there I guess I take a bunch of US Highways to get back on route. I'll avoid the hurricane but I'll undoubtedly deal with a lot of crappy thunderstorms.

They already know I'm not making that appointment. Slow and steady wins the race.

Oh shit...the time!

Night!

Posted by: Robert - 6 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at August 28, 2021 11:16 PM (1Yy3c)

439 Come on, people, don't be such whiners.

We're nearly 15% of the way through this administration.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:16 PM (OTzUX)

440 I am going to continue to wear my rose colored glasses for a little while longer anyways and hope that a miracle happens.

And on that note, will say Good Night. Sweet Dreams.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 28, 2021 11:17 PM (Y+l9t)

441 @rhomboid, I was just thinking the same thing. Daily Mail 9 hours ago said they were enroute, and I haven't heard anything since then. Have you? I would not be surprised if they had the aircraft overnight at Ramstein so it arrived at Dover tomorrow. I would think that Biden would be there.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:17 PM (BMmaB)

442 Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:13 PM (OTzUX)

'Normal' procedure? Well, I can tell you Trump was there for any multicasualty event, and he made personal phone calls to the families of the dead.

That's my standard for 'normal'.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 11:17 PM (F0YaR)

443 Anyway, in this context (no regular flow of KIAs stateside, no ongoing conflict with lots of casualties) to not even have senior DOD or military present seems .... inappropriate.

Dead service members can't smile for a photo op. I hope I'm wrong, but that seems like the most simple explanation to me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:18 PM (SchxB)

444 Oh shit...the time!

Night!
Posted by: Robert - 6 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at August 28, 2021 11:16 PM (1Yy3c)

*Ned Flanders voice*

"God speed, little doodle!"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:18 PM (4l77G)

445 So what's "normal" for the return of KIAs to Dover? I mean in terms of official attendance. I am aware there have been presidents and VPs and other senior officials there in previous events, but not for everyone.
___

True, not everyone gets the VIP treatment, especially during OIF/OEF when IEDs were racking up the body count.
But like you said earlier, since that hasn't been the case until a few days ago, the optics of no one from the admin are horrible, but it would have taken someone of amazing intestinal fortitude to return the accusing glares of uniformed personnel at Dover, much less answering very uncomfortable questions from those troops.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 11:18 PM (hEdp8)

446 Wikipedia says that Julia Grant said her husband wanted to be buried in New York, not DC.

I'm not sure why New York, but he was definitely not a fan of DC.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:18 PM (XiLhH)

447 Don't think there are any burning coal mines in the Sierra Nevada. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 28, 2021 11:16 PM (4x7+7)

I don't think so either, but you never know. There might be a coal seam or a natural methane seepage we just don't know about.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:19 PM (BMmaB)

448 Caesar, just got to the point in the book where the Eighth Army (Brits/Poles/et al) are at the Rubicon, literally (fall 1944). Just thought I'd mention it.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:19 PM (OTzUX)

449 Sad but true. There is no constitutional mechanism other than impeachment for removing a President after Congress certifies the electoral votes.

*stink eye*

Posted by: The Second Amendment at August 28, 2021 11:19 PM (kOpft)

450 Cowards are gonna coward, especially in front of the troops.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at August 28, 2021 11:19 PM (hEdp8)

451 Caesar, I've posted here in the past about Centralia PA. Talk about creepy.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:20 PM (L2ZTs)

452 Come on, people, don't be such whiners.

We're nearly 15% of the way through this administration.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:16 PM (OTzUX)

you dick.

As you know, Trump never got an administration. These pricks never gave him a fighting chance. They love Biden like they love a weekend at Bernie's.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 11:20 PM (WxYD8)

453 A great deal of the mining in the Sierra Nevadas was originally for precious metals (the Gold Rush), then for borax I believe (still going on).

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:21 PM (L2ZTs)

454 Alex-t-C would appreciate this:

Too many judges think they're Learned Hand but they're really Pompous Ass.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 28, 2021 11:22 PM (KAi1n)

455 Anyone who made flag rank under Gaylord, Dopey Joe, or Commie Lay should be retired as the first order of business after taking the oath of office. Then start working your way down through the lower ranks. Better a thin, but loyal, military than one that's riddled with sleeper agents. Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:06 PM (XiLhH)

That also goes for anyone who has been a Command Sergeant Major or Navy/AF/Marine equivalent at any organization above battalion level. They are all politicians too.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:22 PM (BMmaB)

456 I am both glad and regretful I am re-reading Erik Larsen's "In the Garden of Beasts." On the one hand I am paying very close attention to the parallels. And on the other hand I am paying very close attention to the parallels.

It is deeply frightening. Oh, and Martha Dodd was not a good person.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 28, 2021 11:23 PM (4l77G)

457 Caesar, just got to the point in the book where the Eighth Army (Brits/Poles/et al) are at the Rubicon, literally (fall 1944). Just thought I'd mention it. Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:19 PM (OTzUX)

That's interesting. I thought no one knew exactly which river it was.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:24 PM (BMmaB)

458 Wikipedia says that Julia Grant said her husband wanted to be buried in New York, not DC.

I'm not sure why New York, but he was definitely not a fan of DC.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:18 PM (XiLhH)

I never got that one. He made his choice I suppose. He would have been better off being buried and West Point. Again he made his wishes and that was done. For years the grave was a lame joke and later people could not believe how bad the area was. My hope is NYC students visit the gravesite and learn some history.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 11:24 PM (WxYD8)

459 All kinds of nasty shit in coal mines. "Fire damp" (methane), "black damp" (nitrogen and CO2), "stink damp" (hydrogen sulfide), "white damp" (carbon monoxide), "after damp" (what's left after fire damp explodes).

Keep an eye on the canary.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:24 PM (XiLhH)

460 SMH, exactly what I was getting at. While I saying I didn't know the recent pattern. GnuBreed says Trump was there for many such arrivals.

As with so much these days, I fear the horrendous "optics" of no senior representation present (if true) will only make the rubble bounce. That is - those who know or suspect low capability and character in the idiots now in power will be the only ones who know/care about it, and it will only deepen and confirm their low regard.

Though I think there will be significant (though ultimately unimportant) political hit for them.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:25 PM (OTzUX)

461 Don't think there are any burning coal mines in the Sierra Nevada.

What little coal mining there was in California was mostly around the East Bay near Mt Diablo.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:25 PM (SchxB)

462 Cute idea for an Italian place:

"The Pizza Mine"

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:27 PM (L2ZTs)

463 I know this is never going to happen, but Kamala could resign and the Senate could confirm Trump as VP, then Biden could resign.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:15 PM (BMmaB)


I saw some wag suggest, today, that PuddinHead appoint Trump to be in charge of the withdrawal.

Hey, let's taint him with faint praise. Fuck Off, poser. He did NOT create this goatfucking rodeo, and I'm certain he would decline such an 'honor'.

While it's not as stupid of an idea as fucking with the nominating process for a retard, then stealing the vote for said retard, it's in the "you're getting warm" category.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 11:27 PM (F0YaR)

464 No one from the White House was at Dover?

RUFKM?!?!?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient

If it were your kid's remains returning, would you want anyone from the current White House there? It would be something if one of the fallen's next of kin requested that Trump give a eulogy.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 28, 2021 11:27 PM (KAi1n)

465 Certainly the Commandant will be there, and I have to think Milley and Austin will too. Above them, anyone's guess, but surely Biden is being advised that he should go.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:28 PM (BMmaB)

466 Welp, later, all!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at August 28, 2021 11:28 PM (2SdPm)

467 I saw some wag suggest, today, that PuddinHead appoint Trump to be in charge of the withdrawal.

Remember when President Reagan appointed ex-President Carter to welcome the hostages home? Good times.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 11:29 PM (BMmaB)

468 Looks like the Biden regime has told countries surrounding A-stan not to allow private flights for extractions from A-stan to land or refuel or "There will be consequences".

Fucker's straight up planning on letting the Taliban kill US Citizens.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:33 PM (SchxB)

469 Eating 1 hot dog takes 35 minutes off life, study suggests

Well in that case I never should have been born.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 28, 2021 11:33 PM (QMwOT)

470 If it were your kid's remains returning, would you want anyone from the current White House there? It would be something if one of the fallen's next of kin requested that Trump give a eulogy.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 28, 2021 11:27 PM (KAi1n)


Well, if they assured me the metal detectors would be turned off...

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 11:33 PM (F0YaR)

471 388 One of FDR's VP's walked out and went home. Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 10:55 PM (u3z76)

Cactus Jack Garner. Said being VP wasn't worth a bucket of warm shit.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 28, 2021 10:56 PM (BMmaB)
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He was being politic polite for the Party.
He and FDR had some serious policy differences.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 11:34 PM (u3z76)

472 I recommend Grant's autobiography to those who haven't read it. Well-written with a fair amount of dry humor. All the dude wanted was a free education so he could be a math teacher.

Sample (from memory, not an exact quote):

My father's politician friend told him the West Point appointee could not accept, and offered the appointment to me.

Grant: "I'm not joining the Army."

Grant's father: "Oh, I think you are."

Another one was where he got put in charge of the mules, only to discover that the mules were unbroken and the "teamsters" had no skills whatsoever (why did they lie? Because teamsters got to ride on the wagons instead of humping a pack, of course).

Hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:35 PM (XiLhH)

473 Grant's tomb in NYC was allowed to deteriorate, it was covered in grafitti, and a haven for bums and drug users/sales. The NPS took it over and cleaned it up.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 11:37 PM (QEgj7)

474 National Park Service was on a tear during the Clinton years. A lot of national monuments and other designations were upgraded to national parks, for instance. I think the total number of national parks here in California tripled.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

475 Caesar, glad you brought it up! The map in this book shows a Rubicon river ..... but a footnote shows official British military records referring to *2* other names for it. The footnote is a bit cryptic and just clouds things further.

Empties into the Adriatic, near Rimini.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:38 PM (OTzUX)

476 1. Get control of the House next election as well as the Senate.
2. Impeach Biden.
3. Impeach Kamala. If this fails Congress blocks her whore ass legislations.
4. Fuck them raw in 2024.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 28, 2021 11:38 PM (QMwOT)

477 Something different:

Russian makes an alcohol stove using a coke can.
We've a bunch of those, right?

This one has a platform securing a fuel storage tank (burns much longer) and supports for a pot to boil water.

Interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSMBHRBj8k

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 11:40 PM (u3z76)

478 Grant's tomb in NYC was allowed to deteriorate, it was covered in grafitti, and a haven for bums and drug users/sales. The NPS took it over and cleaned it up.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 28, 2021 11:37 PM (QEgj7)


good, the first good news i have heard in a long time.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 11:40 PM (WxYD8)

479 Braenyard, alcohol stove using a coke can?
That's called Sterno I believe :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

480 They may live forever, but they look like they died a week ago.
Posted by: 496 at August 28, 2021 10:35 PM (U1eOr)

I can't remember which comedian it was, but commenting on people living longer and health foods and such, they said, "Some day there's going to be a lot of people lying in the hospital, dying of nothing."

Posted by: GWB at August 28, 2021 11:41 PM (2nnuG)

481 The msm loves Covid porn because it draws Karen eyeballs. Simple as that As always follow the money

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at August 28, 2021 11:42 PM (3vQN0)

482 Need to Obliterate Bagram airfield after we all pull out.
Crater the runway.
Destroy every Afghan airfare aircraft and hangar and logistical infrastructure. Do that in every city that has an airfield. Also all communications hubs and materials. They wanna live in 700 AD fine.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 28, 2021 11:43 PM (QMwOT)

483 Blanco, if that's accurate (actively inhibiting extraction efforts now being mounted by various groups acting unofficially) ..... it could get interesting. Have seen quite a bit of chatter on these efforts, there's even some overt fund-raising going on.

And of course the relevant countries are Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Places where vague, probably unfair rumors suggest that all kinds of things can get done, "unofficially", when various considerations and understandings and arrangements are taken into account. Or something.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:43 PM (OTzUX)

484

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 28, 2021 11:38 PM (QMwOT)


I think the only way we get rid of the shitstain is 25A. And that will take a whole lot of disgruntled Dems.

We ain't there yet, imho. The Dems won't give up a drop of power without powerful incentives.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021 11:45 PM (F0YaR)

485 479 Braenyard, alcohol stove using a coke can?
That's called Sterno I believe :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)
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Good evening. No, it's liquid alcohol, one could probably use 90 proof in a pinch.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 11:46 PM (u3z76)

486 Braenyard, that reminds me. Isn't it Everclear that restaurants use to "flambe" things?

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:47 PM (L2ZTs)

487 Biden will be gone anyway before his term expires, but it will probably make little difference. His very existence as figurehead "president" is a reflection of the collapse of most of the citizenry and almost all of the institutions. None of that changes, including with an election. And the damage being done won't be fixable.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:49 PM (OTzUX)

488 Blanco, if that's accurate(actively inhibiting extraction efforts now being mounted by various groups acting unofficially) ..... it could get interesting.

I hope it's not. But it seems of a piece with everything else these mendacious bastards have done with our presence over there.

And of course the relevant countries are Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Places where vague, probably unfair rumors suggest that all kinds of things can get done, "unofficially", when various considerations and understandings and arrangements are taken into account. Or something.


Pineapple Express, not just a stoner movie anymore. And that's just the one that news has leaked out about.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:50 PM (SchxB)

489 A joke, and then I'm off to do some reading before bed.

Scene: tent revival. The preacher has just issued a call for repentance.

Good ol' boy gets up and says "Brothers and sisters, I'm here to confess. I've been a drunkard. I've been a gambler. I've taken the name of the Lord in vain. I've committed adultery dozens of times, as many of the sisters here can testify..."


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 28, 2021 11:50 PM (LJ6NL)

490 the old classic, and not a tall tale, but the truth was his name was Hiram Ulysses Grant. But at West Point, the administrator said the appointment was for Ulysses S. Grant. So he said fine, I am Ulysses S. Grant.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 11:50 PM (WxYD8)

491 Braenyard, that reminds me. Isn't it Everclear that restaurants use to "flambe" things?

I can tell you it cleans the heck out of the heads on a 42 track data recorder. Just dip a couple of Q-tips in it and go to town.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:52 PM (SchxB)

492 The more figure heads we go through the closer to the real power

or

will they come up with someone that all are contented with?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 11:52 PM (u3z76)

493 Blanco, lots going on (and will continue to go on, for a long time). My reference to "interesting" would be if some actors go public once their missions are complete, and document any outrageous behavior by the idiot children (the "government").

Again, rubble bouncing, preaching to the choir, in terms of impact, but it would be righteous stuff.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:53 PM (OTzUX)

494 you don't need eveclear to flambe. It would work but is dangerous. I take that back, I sound like a lib, everclear is simply 190 proof booze. In some states it is 151 because they don't allow anything higher.

Flambeing can be done with regular booze like 80 proof rum or Cognac. the key with it is to heat the booze up in a pan, you can do it with the rest of the sauce. It is the combo of booze, heat, and fire. It works every time once you learn the trick. Sure it is a waste of booze, but is an entire other thing.

Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 11:55 PM (WxYD8)

495 Blanco, makes sense.
I was always taught to clean tape heads with "denatured" alcohol, i.e. alcohol made difficult to drink.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:56 PM (L2ZTs)

496 Biden will be gone anyway before his term expires, but it will probably make little difference. His very existence as figurehead "president" is a reflection of the collapse of most of the citizenry and almost all of the institutions. None of that changes, including with an election. And the damage being done won't be fixable.
Posted by: rhomboid

The penetration of our so-called government by the PRC/CCP is wide and deep.
During a local evening "conservative" talk show the other night, a former military and present "expert" theorized that what is happening now in Afghanistan was predicated on agreements between Joe as VP in 2015 and the Chinese. This present fiasco is Joe's payoff to the Chinese.
That was his theory.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 11:56 PM (tjZg/)

497

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:50 PM (SchxB)
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Idiot Hannity asked President Trump what he would do. Trump went off on all the people talking, all the generals talking, Jon Bolton, a couple of others then said he wasn't going to go on national media and give our adversaries ideas.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 11:56 PM (u3z76)

498 Quint and Blanco, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

499 Blanco, lots going on (and will continue to go on, for a long time). My reference to "interesting" would be if some actors go public once their missions are complete, and document any outrageous behavior by the idiot children (the "government").

What little I've seen is suggesting that this already starting to happen in near real time. Seeing reports of private groups with rescued Americans getting turned away at the front gate of HKIA multiple times. The MFM won't touch it, of course, but it's hitting socialist media as fast as @Jack and the Zuck can ban accounts.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:58 PM (SchxB)

500 The "real power" is quite obvious. It's a citizenry that either supports, tolerates, or is too stupid or misinformed or selfish or reckless to understand or act responsibly about what is happening. And institutions that push or tolerate it. And a political class (including working majority of GOP) who fit into one of those categories.

Let's leave the medieval peasants' act to those who still take the CDC seriously.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 28, 2021 11:58 PM (OTzUX)

501 Blanco, makes sense.
I was always taught to clean tape heads with "denatured" alcohol, i.e. alcohol made difficult to drink.
Posted by: qdpsteve

De-natured Alcohol is Ethanol that has had various other toxic organics (ie, like Benzene, Toluene, Xylene and Ethylbenzene) to about 5%. 180 Proof (90%) with 5-10% of poisonous organics.
There is probably ~ 5% water present, which makes it hard to re-distill and purify.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 11:59 PM (tjZg/)

502 Bozo, thanks. I wondered how they did that.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 28, 2021 11:59 PM (L2ZTs)

503 Quint and Blanco, thanks!

Glad to be of service, for a change.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:59 PM (SchxB)

504 I can tell you it cleans the heck out of the heads on a 42 track data recorder. Just dip a couple of Q-tips in it and go to town.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 28, 2021 11:52 PM (SchxB)

they use it to clean old smoking pipes too.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:00 AM (WxYD8)

505 they use it to clean old smoking pipes too.

Well, then, I learned something new (to me) today.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 29, 2021 12:01 AM (SchxB)

506 Blanco the fundamentals here are really permissive for the sorts of extractions that are happening and will continue. Not just the "flexible" situations in the 'stans ($$$ talks), but Afghanistan's essentially decentralized and informal nature. In the end most exits will be over-land, not by air.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:01 AM (OTzUX)

507 I've used denatured to dilute shellac for refinishing Mosin stocks, should probably go to the trouble of getting 90% isopropyl or pick up some Everclear when I'm outside East Germany.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:03 AM (OTzUX)

508 In the end most exits will be over-land, not by air. Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:01 AM (OTzUX)

I advised somebody a few days ago to head overland to Hairatan (Uzbekistan border crossing).

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at August 29, 2021 12:04 AM (BMmaB)

509 I have a weather app on my phone and right at the top, every, fucking, day, is a fucking 'rona update. And there's no fucking way to delete that fucking feature on what is supposed to be a fucking weather app. What the fucking fuck does the wuhan crud have anything to fucking do with the fucking weather???!!!!

I hate a lot of things right now.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 29, 2021 12:05 AM (4l77G)

510 Would 90% isopropyl burn as well as denatured in an alcohol stove?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:05 AM (u3z76)

511
Berenson has said he's going to sue Twatter when they permaban him. He's going to try for a defamation angle. The claim will be that Twatter is saying he's "spreading misinformation, causing harm, being "unsafe" and that is defamation. And furthermore, by removing all his posts from public view, they are removing the ability for anyone to see what he said and evaluate it.

I don't know if it will get anywhere, but that's what his angle will be.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 12:05 AM (Mzdiz)

512 hey use it to clean old smoking pipes too.

Well, then, I learned something new (to me) today.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 29, 2021 12:01 AM (SchxB)

me too, now I need to look up a 42 bit data recorder

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:06 AM (WxYD8)

513 I can't wait for a decent Pine or Linux phone.
On the road I tried to pull up a Bing or a Google map -
can't do that without an app.

iPhone has all maps blocked unless you use their app.
Aps are sneaky tracker pos.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:08 AM (u3z76)

514 Blanco the fundamentals here are really permissive for the sorts of extractions that are happening and will continue. Not just the "flexible" situations in the 'stans ($$$ talks), but Afghanistan's essentially decentralized and informal nature. In the end most exits will be over-land, not by air.

I'll just have to trust you on that, since I don't have direct experience in that part of the world. I would still much prefer that our current regime not actively work against those trying to get US citizens out by air.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 29, 2021 12:09 AM (SchxB)

515 De-natured Alcohol is Ethanol that has had various other toxic organics (ie, like Benzene, Toluene, Xylene and Ethylbenzene) to about 5%. 180 Proof (90%) with 5-10% of poisonous organics.
There is probably ~ 5% water present, which makes it hard to re-distill and purify.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 11:59 PM (tjZg/)


Denatured ethanol has about 5% gasoline added to it. Gas forms an azeotrope with ethanol, just like 5% water does. This means that you cannot distill away 'the bad stuff'. The gasoline components become permanent parts of the admixture, and cannot be separated by regular distillation.

Thus, by normal means, you cannot purify ethanol to drinkable levels of purity once gasoline has been added to it.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 12:09 AM (F0YaR)

516 Braenyard, this might be of interest re a Linux phone:

https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/pureos-mobile/

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:09 AM (L2ZTs)

517 the old classic, and not a tall tale, but the truth was his name was Hiram Ulysses Grant. But at West Point, the administrator said the appointment was for Ulysses S. Grant. So he said fine, I am Ulysses S. Grant.
Posted by: Quint at August 28, 2021 11:50 PM (WxYD

My grandpa had the same issue. When he enlisted, the clerk reversed his first and middle name. So, friends called him by one name, family by the other. All because of a clerical error.

He might not be U.S. Grant, but his name is engraved on a plaque that was planted on the moon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at August 29, 2021 12:10 AM (4l77G)

518 De-natured Alcohol is Ethanol that has had various other toxic organics (ie, like Benzene, Toluene, Xylene and Ethylbenzene) to about 5%. 180 Proof (90%) with 5-10% of poisonous organics.
There is probably ~ 5% water present, which makes it hard to re-distill and purify.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative
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In one phase of my squandered youth, I worked for a Hi-Fi shop. One of our products, which we bottled ourselves, was 'Professional Tape Head Cleaner'. This was contained in a very nice 4 oz. pharmaceutical bottle, which bore a very well produced label. The liquid was a pale green.

The label was something you do not see anymore, in that the back of the label could be read through the bottle. Thereon was printed the ingredients, 'Contains denatured alcohol and GFC'. The GFC? Green food coloring.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:10 AM (bPH26)

519 You use denatured alcohol to clean tape heads, because to use good booze for that purpose is wasteful.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:10 AM (Q6rU3)

520 I was one of the few that had 90 percent when the pandemic started. I had aloe vera gel too because who doesn't?

I say go with everclear regardless if you have the chance. They are the same thing but one can kill you if you ingest it and the other can too, but only if you ingest a ton at once.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:10 AM (WxYD8)

521 "What the fucking fuck does the wuhan crud have anything to fucking do with the fucking weather???!!!!"

Well, Pug, not AT ALL in the sense you're talking about, which is correct (the incessant propaganda everywhere one turns), but ........

Though we don't understand it, there's little doubt that, in fact, the weather (actually the season) DOES have a huge amount to do with propagation of influenza-like illnesses. A British scientist named Hope-Simpson spent his life in the 20th Century documenting the patterns, which turned out to be strongly and reliable seasonal, and geographic. His major work on it is a free online book.

Hope-Simpson himself would marvel, probably not even believe, what he would've seen since March 2020. All of the established wisdom, observational and empirically tested actual science on the topic just thrown out, from lockdowns to masks.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:10 AM (OTzUX)

522 This one has a platform securing a fuel storage tank (burns much longer) and supports for a pot to boil water.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 28, 2021 11:40 PM (u3z76)


This essentially is my Butterfly gravity fed kerosene stove that I got as my second fuel emergency stove.
However the Kerosene requires a wick to function since it is less flammable than alcohol

Very clever, and much more technically sophisticated that what I usually see in Russian shadetree engineering

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2021 12:12 AM (HG00O)

523 Okay Horde, Just arriving, my husband has shit his pants and peed all over the bathroom floor, he has just gone to bed for a few hours and I just want to talk with a few of you folks. What is happening on the Saturday ONT? I loved the joke!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 29, 2021 12:12 AM (a4EWo)

524 Debby: sounds like your husband had the same e.coli poisoning I just got over! OMG I got so sick of "accidents" and messes in the bathroom.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:13 AM (L2ZTs)

525 516 Braenyard, this might be of interest re a Linux phone:
https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/pureos-mobile/

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs)
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Pixy posted a YouTube review and the opinion was
- it's an interesting something to tinker with but it's not ready to replace the android or iphone.

There is a YouTuber that professes to de-Android a phone for $199.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:13 AM (u3z76)

526 510 Would 90% isopropyl burn as well as denatured in an alcohol stove?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:05 AM (u3z76)


Pretty much, yes. Specific heats of combustion are reasonably close in value.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 12:14 AM (F0YaR)

527 they use it to clean old smoking pipes too.
Posted by: Quint

Best bong cleaner in the world!

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 12:15 AM (KAi1n)

528 SFGoth, LOL!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (L2ZTs)

529 I was one of the few that had 90 percent when the pandemic started. I had aloe vera gel too because who doesn't?
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I have a gallon of 99% isopropyl, I have mixed up quite a bit of it with hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, labeled it 'WHU-FLU Chink Bug Killer' and handed out to friends.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (WZ5i4)

530 Hey, DDS! I ate something bad the other day.

I threw up so hard I emptied my bladder at the same time.
Hope your hubby gets better.

We're talking about alcohol stoves and why denatured alcohol can't be distilled.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (u3z76)

531 me too, now I need to look up a 42 bit data recorder

Trying to find a picture of one. They took up a whole 19" wide rack and used (IIRC) 1 inch tape. Alignments were always fun on those.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (SchxB)

532 Pixy posted a YouTube review and the opinion was
- it's an interesting something to tinker with but it's not ready to replace the android or iphone.

There is a YouTuber that professes to de-Android a phone for $199.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:13 AM (u3z76)

I expect the Librem 5 would work just fine to make phone calls, send/receive text messages, and read the HQ via the Internet. All those goofy "apps"? Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (Q6rU3)

533 Braenyard, you've been sick too?!
Something bad is going around. I'm so relieved because for 11 FREAKING DAYS I couldn't control my bowels and my stomach wouldn't stop doing the Twist With Chubby Checker.

I'm finally now able to eat again.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:18 AM (L2ZTs)

534 Pretty much, yes. Specific heats of combustion are reasonably close in value.
Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 12:14 AM (F0YaR)

Methyl hydrate, aka "wood alcohol" makes a fine stove fuel, too. It doesn't need to be denatured, since it is toxic in its own right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:18 AM (Q6rU3)

535 Would 90% isopropyl burn as well as denatured in an alcohol stove?
Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:05 AM (u3z76)


Yes, but it has less heat in it, and it burns really sooty.

If you want to save the everclear for drinking either get marine stove alcohol (denatured and it was about $5 a gal last time I saw it) or those gas treatments like Heet that are methyl alcohol (don't drink or wash in it)

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2021 12:19 AM (HG00O)

536 >>>Pretty much, yes. Specific heats of combustion are reasonably close in value.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 12:14 AM (F0YaR)
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OK, different alcohol different heat.

The guy in the vid was boiling a bowl of water with his little stove.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:19 AM (u3z76)

537 Okay Horde, Just arriving, my husband has shit his pants and peed all over the bathroom floor, he has just gone to bed for a few hours and I just want to talk with a few of you folks. What is happening on the Saturday ONT? I loved the joke!!
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz
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It happens. Many of us will recall the day that Ace graced us with the story of his explosive diarrhea experience.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:21 AM (bPH26)

538 Steve, hubs has Alzheimer's, shitting his pants is becoming a daily thing. I am sorry for your intestinal distress. Why can't we unleash a Tick illness in China?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 29, 2021 12:21 AM (a4EWo)

539 SFGoth, LOL!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (L2ZTs)

that is a legit endorsement!

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:21 AM (WxYD8)

540 Kindltot most of the home-brew recipes for case lubricant (reloading) use Heet and lanolin. My little tin of Imperial Sizing Wax may outlast me, so while I'm all learned up and prepared to make sprayable case lube, doubt I will ever actually do it.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:22 AM (OTzUX)

541 Debbie, are you guys OK?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2021 12:22 AM (HG00O)

542 Debby, that's a shame. Prayers up and thanks for your concern. I agree that China owes the whole world big on the karma scale.

Quint, hey thanks man :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:23 AM (L2ZTs)

543
And yet more "Vanden Bossche warned you this would happen" news:

https://tinyurl.com/dhcjnkn2

It's antibody resistant mutations that are driving the "breakthrough infections" in the vaccinated population in the SF Bay area. No significant difference in viral loads between vaxxed and unvaxxed.

Again, Vanden Bossche warned this would happen over 6 months ago. Noble Laureate Luc Montagnier has been screaming about this as well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 12:23 AM (Mzdiz)

544 ..De-natured Alcohol is Ethanol that has had various other toxic organics (ie, like Benzene, Toluene, Xylene and Ethylbenzene) to about 5%. 180 Proof (90%) with 5-10% of poisonous organics. There is probably ~ 5% water present, which makes it hard to re-distill and purify. Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at August 28, 2021 11:59 PM (tjZg/)

Likely a dumb question, so what's to stop one from cutting the Denatured to a 50/50 water mix, throwing it all in the still, and let the process run?

Might have to repeat that process a time or three, but I'd imagine in the end, the poisons would be all gone out the relief valve, with nothing but pure liquor (or close enough to it) coming out the worm?

Inquiring minds, and etc.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 12:24 AM (QzJWU)

545 Steve, hubs has Alzheimer's, shitting his pants is becoming a daily thing. I am sorry for your intestinal distress. Why can't we unleash a Tick illness in China?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 29, 2021 12:21 AM (a4EWo)

try to find some help. Former military? old enough for medicare? regardless, check out local resources to give yourself a break and make sure he is living in as clean an environment as possible. I am sure you are doing your best, but check to see what help is available, it can't hurt to find out.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:24 AM (WxYD8)

546 Hmmm. Heat of combustion of methanol is 726 kJ.mole, ethanol 1426, and propanol 2021. almost as though the number of carbons in the molecule governed the heat output upon burning. Whoda thunk it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:25 AM (Q6rU3)

547 I will keep that in mind Rhomboid, we always used case lubricant paste diluted with water for a quick wipe down of case necks, but a spritz bottle was supposed to work too.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2021 12:26 AM (HG00O)

548 Hmmm. Heat of combustion of methanol is 726 kJ.mole, ethanol 1426, and propanol 2021. almost as though the number of carbons in the molecule governed the heat output upon burning. Whoda thunk it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:25 AM (Q6rU3)

I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:26 AM (WxYD8)

549

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2021 12:19 AM (HG00O)
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Thanks.
Those alcohol stoves and rocket (wood burning) stoves are so small it seems they should be a pack away addendum to whatever one's chosen primary cook source is.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:27 AM (u3z76)

550 Kindltot, We are fine, it is the new normal around here. I am hoping to make a break for it in October, just for a couple of days to recharge my batteries. I am working on it.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 29, 2021 12:27 AM (a4EWo)

551 Methyl hydrate, aka "wood alcohol" makes a fine stove fuel, too. It doesn't need to be denatured, since it is toxic in its own right.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Yeah, you get a sip too much of that old wood alky and it's like a cordrazine overdose.

Posted by: Some bum in 1930 New York at August 29, 2021 12:27 AM (KAi1n)

552 I've used denatured to dilute shellac for refinishing Mosin stocks, should probably go to the trouble of getting 90% isopropyl or pick up some Everclear when I'm outside East Germany.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:03 AM (OTzUX)

When I was making shellac for french polishing classical guitars I was told by a few old time builders that everclear was the shit you want for shellac, because denatured can damage your optic nerves if you keep absorbing it into your skin. After reading up on it, yeah I switched to everclear.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2021 12:27 AM (VwHCD)

553 I scream, you scream, we all scream, existence is torment.

Posted by: Jim S. at August 29, 2021 12:27 AM (ynUnH)

554 mmm. May be that my rubbing alcohol was not 90% then.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2021 12:28 AM (HG00O)

555 I was told there would be no math.
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Or rodents.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:28 AM (WZ5i4)

556 I was told there would be no math.
Posted by: Quint

Math? Hell, that's chemistry.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 12:29 AM (KAi1n)

557 Likely a dumb question, so what's to stop one from cutting the Denatured to a 50/50 water mix, throwing it all in the still, and let the process run?

Might have to repeat that process a time or three, but I'd imagine in the end, the poisons would be all gone out the relief valve, with nothing but pure liquor (or close enough to it) coming out the worm?

Inquiring minds, and etc.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 12:24 AM (QzJWU)

Because the alcohol and the denaturant form an azeotrope, which is a molecular bond that won't break upon distillation. Water does the same thing with alcohol, too. You cannot exceed 95% pure grain alcohol by distilling alone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:29 AM (Q6rU3)

558 Found a pic of a 28 track recorder made by the same folks that created the 42 track beast.

Pic is in a crappy low res pdf on page 13: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/42855617.pdf

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 29, 2021 12:29 AM (SchxB)

559 May be that my rubbing alcohol was not 90% then.
Posted by: Kindltot
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70% is not uncommon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:29 AM (WZ5i4)

560 I was told there would be no math.
Posted by: Quint

Math? Hell, that's chemistry.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 12:29 AM (KAi1n)

it's all Greek to me.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:30 AM (WxYD8)

561 I expect the Librem 5 would work just fine to make phone calls, send/receive text messages, and read the HQ via the Internet. All those goofy "apps"? Fuck 'em.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (Q6rU3)


Look into Sunbeam phones, if you're inclined. Flip phone, neither iOS nor Android. Does voice and text. Clumsier texting than a smartphone, but that's how it goes. Three models, higher-end includes navigation (like a Garmin or TomTom; all the maps are stored on the device and don't sync to the mothership). Higher models have the crappy 2007-era camera you remember. None of them can browse the web (so no HQ) or do email. OS is written in-house, not farmed out to China like KaiOS on most carriers' flip-phones. Made for sale to the Mennonite market, like Amish only they will drive or use phones so long as it is within the bounds of their doctrine (don't let it take over your life, I imagine). I've had one since the beginning of the month and as long as you realize it'll never be a smartphone, it's pretty easy to get along with.

https://sunbeamwireless.com

Posted by: hogmartin at August 29, 2021 12:32 AM (ghoDT)

562 May be that my rubbing alcohol was not 90% then.
Posted by: Kindltot
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70% is not uncommon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:29 AM (WZ5i4)

I think rubbing alcohol by name is a lower percent. I am not sure about that but I think I recall that.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:32 AM (WxYD8)

563 Those alcohol stoves and rocket (wood burning) stoves are so small it seems they should be a pack away addendum to whatever one's chosen primary cook source is.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:27 AM (u3z76)


Propane is my first backup, I have both a camp stove I use for canning, and a smaller coffee kit for the back of the car. I also keep a Swedish alcohol stove in the car. Then I have the gasoline Coleman and a white gas Svea cookers, and the Kerosene Butterfly and the kerosene pressure stove (I have a hobby)

I was mildly disappointed that the last winter storm outage only lasted 8 hours.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2021 12:33 AM (HG00O)

564 i looked up, the key is obviously to check the percentage.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:35 AM (WxYD8)

565 One way you might be able to purify denatured alcohol would be to add the alcohol to a container with both water and light mineral oil (white petrolatum) in it. The denaturants ought to be more soluble in the oil than in the water, while the alcohol would mix perfectly with the water.

I would not want to drink any alcohol that was treated this way, though, without careful testing for any denaturants that might remain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:36 AM (Q6rU3)

566
If there is ever soon a restoration of the republic, which I'm praying for... Humbling myself before my God and praying, I am.

If I were president, I would ask Congress to pass a "private bill" granting Geert Vanden Bossche full US citizenship (if he would accept him, and I would understand if not), and then make him the Director of the NIH immediately. I would task him with a proper Covid-19 response, and then ask him to stay around for a complete purge and rehaul of the US public health bureaucracy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 12:36 AM (Mzdiz)

567 hogmartin, that sounds like a good backup phone for when SHTF.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:37 AM (L2ZTs)

568 I expect the Librem 5 would work just fine to make phone calls, send/receive text messages, and read the HQ via the Internet. All those goofy "apps"? Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:16 AM (Q6rU3)
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A phone that doesn't require apps
A phone that returns the same search
results as my laptop (windows 7).

Today a query can be entered, using the same search engine, in a laptop, a phone, and an ipad and three different results will be rendered.

Sure there's a technical term, I call it herding.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 12:38 AM (u3z76)

569 https://sunbeamwireless.com

Posted by: hogmartin at August 29, 2021 12:32 AM (ghoDT)

thanks for that info. I recall a few years back Nokia made a phone that was no a smart phone but had smar phone features like the web. Even some flip phones had limited net access as I recall. I don't know if Nokia still makes that phone but I recall it being pretty expensive.

So if I get the Sunbeam am I Amish?

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:40 AM (WxYD8)

570 Quint, Sunbeam's having a special. Buy a phone today, get three wives, a barn and a butter churn absolutely free!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:41 AM (L2ZTs)

571 sweet!

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:42 AM (WxYD8)

572 hogmartin, that sounds like a good backup phone for when SHTF.
Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:37 AM (L2ZTs)


Well it's still a phone on an LTE network, so if it's on, your SIM is lighting up towers. And because of how voice-over-LTE works, the days of going a week between charges are long gone.

Honestly I just got it so I could get my face the hell out of the stupid phone all day. I still catch myself idly reaching into my pocket even though the iPhone is on my desk at home.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 29, 2021 12:42 AM (ghoDT)

573 Made for sale to the Mennonite market, like Amish only they will drive or use phones so long as it is within the bounds of their doctrine (don't let it take over your life, I imagine). I've had one since the beginning of the month and as long as you realize it'll never be a smartphone, it's pretty easy to get along with.

https://sunbeamwireless.com
Posted by: hogmartin at August 29, 2021 12:32 AM (ghoDT)

Interesting. I already use a flip phone, which actually has a Web browser, but I have never used that, and I have texting turned off, because using the 10-key pad to compose texts is a right PITA.

I used a Blackberry for a while, and liked that OK, but it died.

If I get another phone, I would want Internet capability, and a real keyboard, and no Android or Apple software on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 12:44 AM (Q6rU3)

574 I would mention that the comments above regarding denatured alcohol are a reason to avoid 'hand sanitizers' that use denatured alcohol, and they are out there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:45 AM (bk3Sg)

575 Quint, Sunbeam's having a special. Buy a phone today, get three wives, a barn and a butter churn absolutely free!

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:41 AM (L2ZTs)

3 wives? Great, now you can bitched at in surround sound. Go for a samsung. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2021 12:45 AM (VwHCD)

576 Berserker, THX surround sound. "The women are listening!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:46 AM (L2ZTs)

577 thanks for that info. I recall a few years back Nokia made a phone that was no a smart phone but had smar phone features like the web. Even some flip phones had limited net access as I recall. I don't know if Nokia still makes that phone but I recall it being pretty expensive.

So if I get the Sunbeam am I Amish?
Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:40 AM (WxYD


Nokia's still making flip phones, but they're loaded with whatsapp and browsers and all the other shit their market wants, just on a tiny screen with a lousy interface. They're also running Android or KaiOS. Some of the Kyocera stuff looks nice - jobsite-grade sturdy, and you can operate it with work gloves - but it's KaiOS too, so it has their app store and little games and all that. I ended up getting a phone that's made for a market that doesn't want distractions, so: Amish-ish. There are similar phones marketed to Hasidic Jews too, but my Yiddish is for shit.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 29, 2021 12:46 AM (ghoDT)

578 And she has a dungeon !
Posted by: JT at August

Shhhhhhhh
Posted by: nurse ratched

With an iron maiden and the Rack!
Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2021 11:00
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She sounds nice.

Posted by: Farmer at August 29, 2021 12:48 AM (55Qr6)

579 No comment on this Dover situation.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 29, 2021 12:48 AM (KATBx)

580 thanks for the info Hogmartin, much appreciated.

Posted by: Quint at August 29, 2021 12:49 AM (WxYD8)

581 Kindltot, did not know you reloaded. Everything really works for lube, and when you calculate the cost per round it all comes down to invisibly small amounts. I first researched home-brew lubricants after I'd been using the wax for a while. But then I noticed that ...... properly used, the wax looked like it would last another 10 years. Just touch one finger to it about every third or fourth case for 9mm or 30 carbine (more often for 30-06).

I'll repeat in the gun thread tomorrow if I'm around, but on-topic reloading, got delivery of 2 lbs of H110 today. Easily 75% above "normal" price - but it's the only one I'm low on, and the boss loves her the M1 carbine (as do I), so, need to feed it. Bought directly from Hodgdon. As I haven't bought ammo in many years, or components in several, the sting is moderate.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:50 AM (OTzUX)

582 I have an iPhone, with no SIM card. I slip it into my pocket when I think I might want a mobile internet connection. There are *lots* of wi-fi connections around and available. I use the local library and McDonalds on a regular basis.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:51 AM (830x5)

583 I remember when Kyocera made high-end audio components like tape decks and CD players.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:51 AM (L2ZTs)

584 I remember when Kyocera made high-end audio components like tape decks and CD players.
Posted by: qdpsteve
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Pfft. I remember when Kyocera made the Tandy Model 100.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 12:53 AM (830x5)

585 Berserker - well now I'll be wearing gloves when I shoot my Mosins for extended sessions. As I would for the tactical shotgun match tomorrow, which I'm skipping because just not motivated (and last time I finally figured out that a glove on the support hand allowed turning the shotgun upside down, making loading the magazine a snap).

I have nitrile gloves for gun cleaning but rarely use them. But I do use rags and such, tweezers, so I rarely touch any solvents.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:53 AM (OTzUX)

586 Good Night, Horde!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 29, 2021 12:54 AM (SchxB)

587 Mike, really? I didn't know they made that.
I do recall what a big deal it was for a lot of people when Radio Shack started selling a "home computer." A lot of them said no one will ever need a computer, the others (like 14-year-old me) couldn't wait to get one but were concerned about affordability and user-friendliness.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:54 AM (L2ZTs)

588 A Mennonite mobile phone? Fantastic.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at August 29, 2021 12:55 AM (OTzUX)

589 Yesterday was my youngest grandson's third birthday. My son, his wife and their children live in very small town Wyoming.

The weather was lovely and grandson's party was setup in the yard.

My son said kids from all over town who were out riding bikes, walking, being kids, ya know, like kids used to. Anyway they had 30 kids at the party, mostly drop-ins and it was glorious.

I thought I would share that with you all, as it brought me so much joy that, yes, there is still alot of good and right about our country.

Posted by: four seasons at August 29, 2021 12:55 AM (PisyI)

590 rhomboid, there's also a Jewish mobile phone but the map and other functions are lacking.

"Mitzvah Phone, where is the nearest McDonalds?"
"How should I know?"

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 12:56 AM (L2ZTs)

591 Here's the fellow who will de-Android your phone.

He seems sane.

De-Googled phones and the no-ios, no-android option
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPrugkYJpO8

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 01:00 AM (u3z76)

592 Looks like the Pinephone, with a Linux-based OS, is now shipping at $199.95

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:00 AM (Q6rU3)

593 Mike, really? I didn't know they made that.
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The Tandy Model 100 is a notebook. https://tinyurl.com/s75nzfta

Handy as hell. I have a couple. Will operate on 4 AA NiMH continuously for 26 hours. I've used it for lots of purposes. Most unique was driving a home-brew LEO satellite tracking antenna.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:01 AM (WD9ZA)

594 Likely a dumb question, so what's to stop one from cutting the Denatured to a 50/50 water mix, throwing it all in the still, and let the process run?

Might have to repeat that process a time or three, but I'd imagine in the end, the poisons would be all gone out the relief valve, with nothing but pure liquor (or close enough to it) coming out the worm?

Inquiring minds, and etc.

Jim


Because azeotropes form their own unique boiling point. So distillation 'cutoff points', based on bp values, won't work to segregate. You can cheat, of course, by varying the pressures or running that shit thru certain selective absorption filters,but that costs and takes a bit of tech knowhow.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:04 AM (F0YaR)

595 GnuBreed, AOP. Thanks.

I'll just stick to bourbon then. *sigh*

*sips*

/torpedojuice


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:06 AM (QzJWU)

596 582 I have an iPhone, with no SIM card.
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One can operate an iphone without a sim card?
How?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 01:08 AM (u3z76)

597 When I was making shellac for french polishing classical guitars I was told by a few old time builders that everclear was the shit you want for shellac, because denatured can damage your optic nerves if you keep absorbing it into your skin. After reading up on it, yeah I switched to everclear.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2021 12:27 AM (VwHCD)


Yup. Gasoline contains aromatic molecules; benzene and their derivatives. Those are bad mofos to humans. Wash your hands in toluene and you will immediately know that I ain't lying. Burns like hell. Also, carcinogenic iirc. Avoid aromatic compounds, based on the benzene ring.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:09 AM (F0YaR)

598 One can operate an iphone without a sim card?
How?
Posted by: Braenyard
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I do not use it as a phone, only as a wi-fi internet connection.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:09 AM (WD9ZA)

599 Mike, nice little machine. Early days of computer marketing were incredible, and I remember wondering what systems would eventually win the race.

Was quite excited when Mac took off, because I was a booster of the format and had a thing for Apple. I admit part of the attraction for me was that, to my eyes, a lot of their products looked like beautiful expensive toys.

And on that note everyone, thanks for the fantastic chat tonight, it was really fun. See you all again soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve (L2ZTs) at August 29, 2021 01:10 AM (L2ZTs)

600 With an iron maiden and the Rack!
Posted by: Diogenes

Full-figured gals who listen to heavy metal!

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 01:10 AM (KAi1n)

601

Is my memory correct that vaccuum distillation can get you over the 190 proof azeotrope ratio of water-ethanol?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 01:12 AM (Mzdiz)

602 qdpsteve (L2ZTs) , it only lasted about three days but at one time stomach felt like it had been hit with a 2x4. Have never felt such stomach pain.

It was either the carrots, or the Lasagna, or the banana, or the crackers.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 01:12 AM (u3z76)

603 579 No comment on this Dover situation.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 29, 2021 12:48 AM (KATBx)


Yeah, I bet. I think there is some old saw about 'discretion is the better part of valor', or somesuch.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:14 AM (F0YaR)

604
I think I remember some shit about the US govt killed a large number of drunks during prohibition by the intentional denaturing of legal alcohol products. They intentionally did this.

IIRC, a NY Times article of the era editorialized that yeah, the drunken sots deserve to die.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 01:14 AM (Mzdiz)

605 ------

I do not use it as a phone, only as a wi-fi internet connection.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:09 AM (WD9ZA)
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Very interesting.
Do any of the other functions work?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 01:15 AM (u3z76)

606 It happens. Many of us will recall the day that Ace graced us with the story of his explosive diarrhea experience.
Posted by: Mike Hammer etc

Some days the Ace prose just flows.

Posted by: Miklos recalls that at August 29, 2021 01:18 AM (QzkSJ)

607 Well, I have been struggling to get Canon MG2920 printer to run. Shows an amber "trouble" light, and the computer does not see it, despite it being hard-wired via a USB cable. Previously, I have been able to glitch it into action by rapidly unplugging/replugging the power cord while keeping the "start" button depressed. This has failed to work, so far today. Will leave it unplugged overnight and see what happens. Maybe I should plug it into a Variac, and goose up the volts to 140?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:18 AM (Q6rU3)

608 Very interesting.
Do any of the other functions work?
Posted by: Braenyard
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Sure, everything. Just no telephone connection.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:18 AM (GBHAb)

609 Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 01:10 AM (KAi1n)

SFGoth - saw on local TV earlier tonight that BOC is playing the MD State Fair this year

Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:19 AM (mZUr4)

610 Maybe I should plug it into a Variac, and goose up the volts to 140?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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[readies a CO2 bottle]

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:20 AM (GBHAb)

611 Sure, everything. Just no telephone connection.
Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:18 AM (GBHAb)

Isn't there a way to make phone calls via WiFi? Or could you use Skype to make calls?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:20 AM (Q6rU3)

612 Is my memory correct that vaccuum distillation can get you over the 190 proof azeotrope ratio of water-ethanol?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 01:12 AM (Mzdiz)


Yep. There is a 195 (97.5% ethanol) proof 'everclear' for sale on the internet, based on vacuum distillation. You've varied the pressure for the azeotrope boiling point, allowing for less water in the distillate.

You can make 100% ethanol, but it usually made by synthesis involving no water molecules present in the process. No water present, no azeotrope.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:21 AM (F0YaR)

613 ..Sure, everything. Just no telephone connection.
Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:18 AM (GBHAb)


Telephone connection here (hardwired to wireless base station) is via Magic-Jack, VOIP through router. It is bullet-proof for international calls to the U.K. to and from here.

I wonder if a Magic-Jack signal back through the wi-fi would phone power your SIM'less iFone?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:22 AM (QzJWU)

614
Isn't there a way to make phone calls via WiFi? Or could you use Skype to make calls?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Quite probably. Never thought about it. I only use it for internet connectivity. I should give it a go.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 01:22 AM (L47aO)

615 You can make 100% ethanol, but it usually made by synthesis involving no water molecules present in the process. No water present, no azeotrope.
Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:21 AM (F0YaR)

I wonder if you could dewater it by using quicklime, or even metallic sodium?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:23 AM (Q6rU3)

616 ..You can make 100% ethanol, but it usually made by synthesis involving no water molecules present in the process. No water present, no azeotrope. Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:21 AM (F0YaR)

This is sold under the Pappy VonComa label. Aged, an eternity.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:24 AM (QzJWU)

617 Phone service in the good old days

Also the model for social media privacy policies

https://tinyurl.com/esvrcbcu

Posted by: Miklos recalls that, nostalgic at August 29, 2021 01:25 AM (QzkSJ)

618 Many of us will recall the day that Ace graced us with the story of his explosive diarrhea experience.
Posted by: Mike Hammer etc
Some days the Ace prose just flows.
Posted by: Miklos recalls

So, Kaboom?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 29, 2021 01:25 AM (q97UW)

619 Phone service in the good old days

Also the model for social media privacy policies

https://tinyurl.com/esvrcbcu
Posted by: Miklos recalls that, nostalgic at August 29, 2021 01:25 AM (QzkSJ)

Dial KLondike-5 1212

Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:28 AM (mZUr4)

620 And today, I have officially begun the process of building a VW dune buggy out of the bits and pieces I have accumulated. Removed the front axle, engine, and transaxle from a '61 VW floorpan I had sitting around, and flopped the denuded pan up onto a large work table in order to cut 14.5 inches out of it. Just for the Hell of it, I started up the 40-horse 1200 engine. Had to repair a burned-out ground braid in the distributor, first. It ran for half a minute or so, with a periodic dry bearing screech coming from the transmission or clutch area. I wasn't planning on using that transmission, anyway. I have better ones on hand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:29 AM (Q6rU3)

621 The Sunbeam doesn't appear to have voice mail

Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 01:30 AM (u3z76)

622 Ok, so I just watched the movie "Angel Has Fallen." It was stupid, but it was good enough. Much better than "Olympus Has Fallen," which was just straight-up dumbfuck.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 29, 2021 01:30 AM (rZA2o)

623 Ace's explosive diarrhea experience falls far short of mine.

Food poisoning from an Austin area restaurant. Eight hours later, back in San Antonio, I'm on a hospital gurney in the E.R. Puking and shitting in synch, both at high volume and velocities.

Four days in the hospital. Seven units of blood, thirteen units of Saline I.V. Mucho anti-biotic piggyback doses in the I.V.s Docs said, four more hours without treatment, I'd have been a goner.

1988, that. Clear as a bell. Took me a month to regain strength, stride and appetite. Being sick, sucks. Being injured sucks too, but differently.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:30 AM (QzJWU)

624 >> Yep. There is a 195 (97.5% ethanol) proof 'everclear' for sale on the internet, based on vacuum distillation. You've varied the pressure for the azeotrope boiling point, allowing for less water in the distillate.


Thanks. Now, suppose we take that mixture, on the right side of the azeotrope mixture, bring it back to 1 atm, or even higher (lower the azeotrope ratio?) and then start distilling that. Wouldn't we now be boiling off more water than ethanol, and thus leave the "bottoms" with more ethanal content?

I imagine something would mess that up, maybe moisture in ambient atmosphere coming in and fucking everything up?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 01:31 AM (Mzdiz)

625 Doof:
Sep. 3, 2021 Bristol, VA
Sep. 4, 2021 Rocky Mount, VA
Sep. 5, 2021 Lutherville-Timonium, MD
Sep. 8, 2021 Alexandria, VA

That's a run of shows I'd have done back in the day. Sadly, I won't be able to make it out as I have important legal briefs due the 15th.

Oct. 15, 2021 Leesburg, VA
Oct. 16, 2021 Fredericksburg, VA

Those 2 would be a nice run-up to my birthday (10/20). In 1995, I saw BOC on my birthday at Jaxx/Zaxx in Springfield, a few miles from where I grew up.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 01:31 AM (KAi1n)

626 Dial KLondike-5 1212
Posted by: Doof

I'd have BR-549 on speed dial, if I had speed dial.

Posted by: Miklos needs another car at August 29, 2021 01:32 AM (QzkSJ)

627 Welp, Hurricane Ida is now a Cat 3, winds 115 mph, pressure 955 mb (bad), still tracking west of Nawlins, which is about to be fucked over big time.

Still expected to hit Cat 4 by landfall. The best way to run is northwest imho, using backroads only. I-10 and I-12 are parking lots.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:32 AM (F0YaR)

628 The Sunbeam doesn't appear to have voice mail
Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 01:30 AM (u3z76)

Isn't voice mail basically a service of the Telco provider?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:32 AM (Q6rU3)

629 The Sunbeam doesn't appear to have voice mail
Posted by: Braenyard at August 29, 2021 01:30 AM (u3z76


Voicemail is a carrier service, not a phone service, but the phone does support it. Mine works fine (T-Mobile prepaid).

Posted by: hogmartin at August 29, 2021 01:34 AM (ghoDT)

630 ..It ran for half a minute or so, with a periodic dry bearing screech coming from the transmission or clutch area. I wasn't planning on using that transmission, anyway. I have better ones on hand. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:29 AM (Q6rU3)

If you make it a quasi-authentic Myers Manx, we'll negotiate. Better be a 1600cc dual port head motor though. And rust-proof the entire pan with truck bedliner, in every dimension. Galveston is a rust nightmare for everything not so coated.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:34 AM (QzJWU)

631 AOP - a while back, I asked you about advice for jittery power windows on my 2006 Highlander. Both passenger side windows are doing a thing where they only move a little bit each time when I try to lower or raise them. I have to wait a while, then try again - then the window will move some random distance up or down. Usually ranges from 1/4 inch to 2 inches each time. It can take 5 mins to raise a window - and it takes several instances of trial and error. Even when they don't move, you can hear a light click where the motor is. Like it's trying to engage. Driver's side windows lower and raise with no problems.

Based on your suggestion and YouTube vids, I tried spraying silicon lubricant generously into the side tracks for each window. Made no difference. Any other thoughts??

Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:40 AM (mZUr4)

632 I wonder if you could dewater it by using quicklime, or even metallic sodium?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:23 AM (Q6rU3)


Ethanol and water have a lot of the same affinities to adsorption columns, but yes, that is one approach to 'dehydrating' ethanol.

Incidentally, this is one reason that separating out rare earth element ores is so tough. The various elements are chemically quite similar, so you need to rely on esoteric differences to isolate the pure elements. They aren't all that rare, but hard to purify.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:40 AM (F0YaR)

633 If you make it a quasi-authentic Myers Manx, we'll negotiate. Better be a 1600cc dual port head motor though. And rust-proof the entire pan with truck bedliner, in every dimension. Galveston is a rust nightmare for everything not so coated.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:34 AM (QzJWU)

Well, the body I have is a Manx clone, I think. Doubt it's the real thing. But it looks the part. I have a 1970 transmission that I plan to use. A 1600 engine will fit that. The older six volt engines had a slightly smaller flywheel ring gear, and the I.D. of the bellhousing was a hair smaller. The ring gear of a 12-volt 1600 engine won't fit in it. I have seen people start the 1600, and then slowly push it into the older bellhousing, and let the ring gear teeth mill away a few thou of magnesium alloy. It's that close. But using the later transaxle obviates the necessity of doing that.

I figured I would use the old 40 horse engine for a while. I do have a 1600 dual-port. Swapping engines is easy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:42 AM (Q6rU3)

634 Swapping engines is easy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Said nobody ever (except AOP).

Posted by: Miklosian Prettysurities P/A. at August 29, 2021 01:44 AM (QzkSJ)

635 Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 01:31 AM (KAi1n)

So the state fair show is next Sunday 9/5. Day before Labor Day. Might try to go.

Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:45 AM (mZUr4)

636 Based on your suggestion and YouTube vids, I tried spraying silicon lubricant generously into the side tracks for each window. Made no difference. Any other thoughts??
Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:40 AM (mZUr4)

The motor may have a Murphy switch on it that is activating somehow. Either something that opens the circuit if the motor exerts more than preset torque limit, or else a thermal cutout that opens if the motor gets too warm.

Is there a "child-safety" setting on the window controls.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:46 AM (Q6rU3)

637
So. It turns out that "tinfoil" is not actually tin.

Wonder if I can get my money back on this hat.

Posted by: Miklosian Wrongthink at August 29, 2021 01:47 AM (QzkSJ)

638 Swapping engines is easy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Said nobody ever (except AOP).
Posted by: Miklosian Prettysurities P/A. at August 29, 2021 01:44 AM (QzkSJ)

On dune buggies it sure is. Ready access to the bolts (all 4 of them), and the handful of wires, hoses, and linkage cables. Half-hour, tops, unless you get sidetracked fixing something else.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:49 AM (Q6rU3)

639 I've been in 2 cat-1's, a major earthquake, and a couple of blizzards. That's like a B-ticket in OG-Disneyland.

Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) at August 29, 2021 01:50 AM (KAi1n)

640 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at August 29, 2021 01:50 AM (Y3SPi)

641 The motor may have a Murphy switch on it that is activating somehow. Either something that opens the circuit if the motor exerts more than preset torque limit, or else a thermal cutout that opens if the motor gets too warm.

Is there a "child-safety" setting on the window controls.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:46 AM (Q6rU3)

No child safety settings for the window controls. Just normal push down / pull up levers on each door and among the 4 on the driver door. Problem occurs when using controls on the doors themselves as well as the ones on the driver door.

Just very weird that both front and back passenger windows do this. While front and back driver side windows work flawlessly

Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:51 AM (mZUr4)

642 Is there a "child-safety" setting on the window controls.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:46 AM (Q6rU3)

I had a rear door window on the '99 Suburban do that. had the motor in and out several times, trying to fix it, no luck. Bought a used motor from the auto wrecker, end of problem.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:52 AM (Q6rU3)

643 Based on your suggestion and YouTube vids, I tried spraying silicon lubricant generously into the side tracks for each window. Made no difference. Any other thoughts??

Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:40 AM (mZUr4)


Your tracks may have hardened grease in them. It must be scraped out, once you remove the door panels. Then relube using moly based grease. Or, you motors may be toasted. They ain't easy to replace, so watch a few videos on that process first.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 01:52 AM (F0YaR)

644 AOP. I'd be looking for a turnkey car, not a project.

It'd likely not ever leave Galveston Island. But it'd be an ultimate Seawall Blvd. Cruiser. But yeah, the 1600 dual port matters. I know how to wrench that one, but not the earlier models. First two cars were 71 & 72 Super Beetles. Sue me.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:54 AM (QzJWU)

645 Just very weird that both front and back passenger windows do this. While front and back driver side windows work flawlessly
Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:51 AM (mZUr4)

Well, it could still be some torque-limiting device, (intended to prevent the window closing on a child's neck firmly enough to choke it). If the device itself has shifted calibration, or if drag in the system exceeds its setting, you could have that.

Got any Pick and Pulls in your area? For about $25, you could get a used motor. And there are probably EweToob vids that will show you how to re and re a window motor. They can be tricky, but at least you can mostly work from a sitting position. Carry a folding chair with you!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 01:57 AM (Q6rU3)

646 /zzzz


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:58 AM (QzJWU)

647 GnuBreed and AOP - appreciate the responses. The '06 Highlander is still running well aside from this window thing and a problem with the air conditioning (tried DIY refrigerant fix a few times, lasts a few days before going back to no cold air). Just trying to keep her useful for a few more years at least.

Posted by: Doof at August 29, 2021 01:59 AM (mZUr4)

648 It'd likely not ever leave Galveston Island. But it'd be an ultimate Seawall Blvd. Cruiser. But yeah, the 1600 dual port matters. I know how to wrench that one, but not the earlier models. First two cars were 71 & 72 Super Beetles. Sue me.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2021 01:54 AM (QzJWU)

Well, I kind of want to use the 40-horse, since my original buggy, built in the '70's, was based on a '61 frame, and used a 40-horse. But I would eventually use the 1600 dual-port, I expect. They are actually cheaper to overhaul than the older models.

I even have a 36 horse engine I might use, but it needs some head work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 02:02 AM (Q6rU3)

649 I am off to the snoozer, too. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 29, 2021 02:03 AM (Q6rU3)

650
Before I hit the sack, I want to reiterate what that paper about I linked to is showing: "Vaccinating" the mass population with a non-sterilzing (leaky) vaccine during an epidemic, not to mention a global pandemic is a weapons grade stupid thing to do.

It drives the virus to escape the single epitope spike immunity these inferior vaccines confer. It's child play for the virus to mutate around this. Luckily, natural immunity does not depend on this single spike epitope. The virus is nowhere near escaping natural immunity. Your immune system know far better how to do it than Pharma and the Top. Men.

But just as Vanden Bossche warned over 6 months ago, you are actually thwarting "herd immunity", which the human immune system at the population level is getting us to. The mass vaccination program has thwarted that. Stop this foolishness right now, and we'll be out of it soon (albeit with more deaths than we otherwise would've had to take).

Keep this shit up with reformulated boosters and all that, and we're just going to keep making it worse.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at August 29, 2021 02:04 AM (Mzdiz)

651 You can make 100% ethanol, but it usually made by synthesis involving no water molecules present in the process. No water present, no azeotrope.
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Zeolite. After the distillation column, the mostly alcohol liquid is run thru a column of zeolite balls, resulting in anhydrous alcohol. Which is promptly denatured with gasoline to avoid alcohol taxes.

Posted by: Alcohol Plant Tours Upon Request at August 29, 2021 02:30 AM (MIODZ)

652 Just very weird that both front and back passenger windows do this.
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That seems unlikely to be coincidence. Do you have a wiring schematic? I'm wondering if there is anything common to those two window control circuits, but not the driver's side.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 02:37 AM (WD9ZA)

653 159
The clip of the mother of the fallen Marine calling in is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=XWkyKfykeY8

YouBoob may take it down soon.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at August 28, 2021 09:42 PM (f1Vqw)

Reposting.

Posted by: m at August 29, 2021 02:48 AM (Y3SPi)

654 Zeolite. After the distillation column, the mostly alcohol liquid is run thru a column of zeolite balls, resulting in anhydrous alcohol. Which is promptly denatured with gasoline to avoid alcohol taxes.

Posted by: Alcohol Plant Tours Upon Request at August 29, 2021 02:30 AM (MIODZ)


Good info. I admit, a bunch of the stuff I learn is from wiki, which ain't too bad from a non political standpoint...

and my Organic Chem 101 curses are quite a bit in my rear view mirror...

I tried to type 'courses', but curses seems so much better.

Curses it be.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021 02:50 AM (F0YaR)

655 Zeolite
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Ah. Molecular sieve.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at August 29, 2021 02:57 AM (WZ5i4)

656 Sleep well all, I think I'll nod off also.

Posted by: Farmer at August 29, 2021 03:14 AM (55Qr6)

657 Summer lasts from March to December. January or February are the only tolerable months, and they can have warm spells too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 28, 2021

I hate to admit it, but you belong in the North. I lived there 18 years, and heah in the deep South about the same.

To me, there are only 3 bad months for heat here -- June-August. Whereas in Shitcagoland, there are 6 months of winter. Oct-March blows Democrat dick. April ain't that much better. Fuck that noise.

Gimme 3 months of sweating.
Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 28, 2021


***
If it were only 3 months here --! Personally I think I want something in the West, but at a higher elevation, so it's not only drier but there are 4 seasons.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 29, 2021 03:56 AM (+nNqu)

658 Mornin', all,

It's raining lightly here. The storm is a cat 4 and is expected to hit land around lunchtime. Of course the winds will be howling ahead of that for a while. I'm having a little breakfast and will shower, etc., as I may not be able to later. Then I'll pack my bag, or get it started, for the bugout on Monday, as it looks like I'll need to.

I probably should have reserved the Birmingham room for longer, and then canceled if I didn't need it. It's possible 2 days may not be enough. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 29, 2021 04:02 AM (+nNqu)

659 Morning. I see Pixy is up early.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at August 29, 2021 04:48 AM (hy6AQ)

660 Oh, and WeirdDave, too.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at August 29, 2021 04:49 AM (hy6AQ)

661 Taking a break from the endless coverage of the storm, and watching an episode of The Invaders from '67 or '68. The guest star is Joanne Linville, the famous Romulan Commander from "Enterprise Incident."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 29, 2021 04:56 AM (+nNqu)

662 Welp, Hurricane Ida is now a Cat 3, winds 115 mph, pressure 955 mb (bad), still tracking west of Nawlins, which is about to be fucked over big time.

Still expected to hit Cat 4 by landfall. The best way to run is northwest imho, using backroads only. I-10 and I-12 are parking lots.
Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at August 29, 2021


***
If you try to go NW, you'd be driving into and across the width of the storm.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 29, 2021 05:02 AM (+nNqu)

663 Tried to call the B'ham hotel just now. Got somebody who sounded drunk or high who told me to call back after 9 am when the manager would be in. What do they have answering the phone, the janitor?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 29, 2021 05:08 AM (+nNqu)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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