Happy 2022! Was there anything you appreciated during 2020 or 2021?

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I agree with Dr_No that we shouldn't do this again.

Daniel Greenfield: COVID Deaths Fall as Omicron Wave Fails to Deliver

The US is seeing fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations per case than in previous waves, suggesting Omicron is causing "milder disease" than previous variants, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

Teachers' unions are trying to figure out how to spin this to justify closing schools anyway.

A friend has thrown up his hands at all of this:

Was really hoping for more sanity in 2021. Lol. Going into 2022, I have no expectations but to enjoy it. Every day is a blessing. Happy new year y'all.

Are you with him, or are you in battle mode?

I'm kind of in a "stay informed" and "pick your battles" frame of mind.
And yes, every day is a blessing.

Is education your battle?

On the mention of teachers above, one of the few advantages of forcing all kids into remote schooling has been that parents got a good look at what their children are being taught. Here's a glimpse at the equity resources from one school district including The 1619 Project. (Requires NYT subscription, apparently.) Did most parents know about this kind of indoctrination before enforced remote learning?

Parents have been fighting back. And Ron DeSantis has another plan, too.

Have you seen any headway in cultural battles?

Do you have a hero from the pandemic?

One of mine is Grace Daniel, who wrote about six months ago about how My Woke Employees Tried to Cancel Me. Here's How I Fought Back and Saved My Nonprofit.

To protect yourself and your organization from becoming subverted by critical social justice ideology and subsequently cancelled, you must understand how the battle is fought.

First, critical social justice is an anti-objectivity ideology: One of its fundamental assertions is that there are no objective truths, only "positional" truths.

She insisted on definitions of terms, such as "evidence-based". She also insisted that complaints by staff be "evidence-based". Even though she is a woman of faith. Since those complaining could not make "evidence-based" complaints, they left.

I think the process she went through to counter the attack on herself, her husband and her organization was remarkable.

A few months ago, Illiniwek made a comment here about "reason", which could be considered to go along with "objectivity". It reminds us that the French Revolution may have suffered from too much "objectivity". And "positional objectivity" is still possible among leftists:

idk the Deep Philosophy needed to argue "Reason" as it applies in various thangs . . . I vaguely recall hearing the French Revolution murdered good people, partly because it was reasonable to conclude removing the (perceived) evil ones was necessary to attain ? Enlightened Culture?

Our Founders established God given rights, protected FROM government. It always comes down to reasonable men, deciding when to kill off their unreasonable oppressors.

There is still real science, but the evil ones like Fauci are useful political tools, willing to murder by restricting doctors with useful treatments. Their chant is "Trust the Science", but real scientists know they are lying. It is a vicious coup, their fake science is just Orwellian 2+2=5, submit or be punished.

Reason, faith, values, truth. Big topics. We certainly get a lot of garbled messages.

And we have been forcefully reminded - even more than usual - during these two years that suppressing information is a bad thing.

New Publications

Bari Weiss has published a description of Our Favorite Essays of 2021
Many of which were published by outlets that didn't exist a year ago.

I have to wonder if some of the old leftist publications and media outlets are sorry that they pushed some of their talent out.

We have featured some of the essays that made Bari's list and one that didn't, this long piece on vaccines from Tablet, which picked apart the changing narratives on the vaccines and COVID. Even an honest liberal with deep anger at the "unvaccinated" found it "deeply disquieting".

The old joke about The New Republic was that it was a Jewish magazine pretending to be a magazine about national affairs. Tablet is a magazine that covers the nation while pretending to be Jewish. It's also one of the best damn publications in America right now. Editor in chief Alana Newhouse's powerful and provocative essay, "Everything Is Broken," is Exhibit A:

Everything Is Broken

We've seen that one before here at AoSHQ, too. A lot of these pieces are not written by conservatives, but they challenge the leftist narrative.

Media comedy:

Readers of the British newspaper, The Guardian, are accusing the outlet of deactivating an online poll that asked readers to vote on "Person of the Year" after it became apparent that J.K. Rowling would handily win.

"Tell us: who is your 2021 person of the year?" ran the headline, posted on Dec. 15, with the subtitle, "Time Magazine chose billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk - but who would be your choice?" A short time later, when Rowling was far and away in the lead, the voting form disappeared, as did the results. A message in small print stated, "This form has been deactivated and is closed to any further submissions."

Rowling has been at the center of numerous cancel culture storms this year for her refusal to deny the reality of biological sex. Earlier this month she stirred up controversy by mocking Scotland's law enforcement policy that allows accused rapists to self-identify as female. "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman," she tweeted in reference to an article titled, "Absurdity' of police logging rapists as women."

Who is your Person of the Year?

Music and Dance

Swing seems to be diverging from its roots a little in the competitive arena:

What competitors do to unwind. Who did the Macarena best: these randomly chosen partners

Or the DNC?

Have a hangover? Fifth o' whiskey and a case of the blues.

Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend and the New Year.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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1 I nooded.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 01, 2022 11:18 AM (ju2Fy)

2 Happy New Year, KT.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 01, 2022 11:19 AM (ju2Fy)

3 Happy New Year KT

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 11:19 AM (2JoB8)

4 m. If you're still here. Thanks. Thinking of switching to the Samsung tablet. Hopefully it won't have the same quirky issues.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:19 AM (2NHgQ)

5 Happy New post!

Posted by: DanMan at January 01, 2022 11:21 AM (8uzBS)

6 Quote Tweet
Disclose.tv @disclosetv; Dec 31, 2021
Polar researchers in remote Antarctica have fallen victim to Covid, despite taking strict health precautions, being fully vaccinated, and miles from civilization.

Sheila Gunn Reid @SheilaGunnReid; 14h
Why would Ron DeSantis do this?

Ron DeSantis @GovRonDeSantis; 1h
Happy New Year from the free state of Florida.

Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog; 17h
The Left says DeSantis abandoned his post because he took 2 weeks to care for his cancer stricken wife. But they defend Buttigieg when he skips town for two months to hang out at home with his husband and adopted twins. People of no integrity. There is no reconciling with them.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM (UHVv4)

7 Happy New Year!

Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM (0ghg2)

8 Happy Y2K+22

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM (vuisn)

9 It reminds us that the French Revolution may have suffered from too much "objectivity".

No, that wasn't objectivity. It was enlightenment philosophy being twisted by the usual subjects. Like every left wing ideology, it rejected rights, liberty, and individual for the collective and began making decisions based on what they deemed (subjectively) to be best for the collective, at the cost of the individuals.

Objectivity views things dispassionately and reasonably based on external, absolute standards. Right and wrong, truth and lies, beauty and corruption. If you reject personal rights, you've violated objective ethics. If you reject individual meaning you've violated objective truth. And that leads only to ugliness, lies, and evil.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM (KZzsI)

10 I appreciated Ace, the COBS, and all of you. I am also grateful nobody in our house lost their jobs and all (except me) caught and recovered from Covid with no problems. Other than that, both years sucked.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 01, 2022 11:23 AM (LZYCg)

11 How about that J.J. Sefton for writing a book this year?

Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 11:23 AM (0ghg2)

12 #6 BTW, Sheila Gunn Reid is a Canadian conservative and her tweet was sarcasm.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 01, 2022 11:23 AM (UHVv4)

13 I retired in April and have enjoyed every day being Saturday, so there is that.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 01, 2022 11:23 AM (yQpMk)

14 Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM

Positional objectivity. Their definitions, their truths. It drives me wild.

Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 11:25 AM (0ghg2)

15 'Everything is Broken' is one of the best essay's I've read in a very long time. I bookmarked it and still read it from time to time. It's a secular Lamentations.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 01, 2022 11:25 AM (WROfJ)

16 Watching the Parade of Roses and theyre wearing masks. And although it doesn't detract from the floats, it's kinda sad not to be able to see the kids faces. But you can definitely see they're stoked to be there!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 01, 2022 11:26 AM (fLri9)

17 I thought I read here the other day that JK Rowling succumbed to the mob and offered up an apology?

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 01, 2022 11:26 AM (ju2Fy)

18 Happy New Year Everyone

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 11:26 AM (mfYbS)

19 @17: "I thought I read here the other day that JK Rowling succumbed to the mob and offered up an apology?"

Nope, and that'll be a cold day in hell, I suspect.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 11:27 AM (+WWsf)

20 My Man/Woman of the Year? Ron DeSantis, hands down. He talks the talk and he walks the walk. And the Left fears him.

Posted by: Nemo at January 01, 2022 11:27 AM (S6ArX)

21 Hillary Clinton has aged fifty years in the past twenty-five.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 11:28 AM (cTCuP)

22 About the only thing good that happened nationally in 2021 was that a lot of masks got ripped off.

As for person of the year, I've got to give it to Brandon. He has harmed this country far more than I would have thought possible in so short a period of time.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 11:28 AM (FVME7)

23 Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM (KZzsI)

I am thinking in particular of the "let the unvaccinated die" position. They think they are being objective.

Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 11:28 AM (0ghg2)

24 Today is my one year anniversary of being funemployed. I call it semi-retired as I intend on getting a brainless part time job sometime in the future. Having to take care of my 82 year old mom was unexpected.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 11:28 AM (rKAyM)

25 @ShaunRaap; Dec 30, 2021
Oct. 26 wife put on unpaid leave as a nurse for Fraser Health [in British Columbia]
Nov. 15 fired
Nov. 22 interview with hospital in South Dakota
Dec. 2 verbal job offer
Dec. 16 official acceptance letter
Dec. 28 leave Canada for SD

And we just had supper in Idaho, no masks no vaxxpass. Whose loss?

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 01, 2022 11:29 AM (UHVv4)

26 Just like El Rushbo said that he "simply didn't participate in recessions" I tried desperately to not participate in the pandemic of hysteria. I did what I felt was best for myself and tried to not let the irrational behavior of those around me in deep, deep azure blue southern Maine to affect how I felt.

The mask mandate in the state dropped around May. I wanted to burn mine but my mother in law gave it to me and my wife was irate that I would consider such a thing. To this day I'll be the only one in my local sandwich shop that isn't wearing a mask - even though there's no unconstitutional order tell us that we have to.

So while I'm refusing, as much as I can, to participate in this nonsense, it's definitely led to a feeling of self-ostracization among my community.

Posted by: Defenestratus at January 01, 2022 11:29 AM (qiiRE)

27 I am thinking in particular of the "let the unvaccinated die" position. They think they are being objective.

Right, and that's based on again, the collective vs the individual. Its better that these individuals die so that the collective is safe from the sniffles. It betrays two lies in their minds: that the individual is expendable for the collective, and that the Wuhan Flu is a death sentence.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (KZzsI)

28 Samsung tablet is the key to my AoSHq success

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (2JoB8)

29 Happy new year, KT, and thanks for all the fun and informative threads you've given us all year long!

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (wyw4S)

30 Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog; 17h
The Left says DeSantis abandoned his post because he took 2 weeks to care for his cancer stricken wife. But they defend Buttigieg when he skips town for two months to hang out at home with his husband and adopted twins. People of no integrity. There is no reconciling with them.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM (UHVv4)

Psychopaths. All of them.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (rKAyM)

31 Was there anything you appreciated during 2020 or 2021?

===

Surviving it!!!
*mwahahaha*

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (lCui1)

32 Morning.

Alan Dershowitz points out that Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre is credibly accused of trafficking young girls for Epstein.

https://tinyurl.com/2p83mm93

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (1Yy3c)

33 "I thought I read here the other day that JK Rowling succumbed to the mob and offered up an apology?"

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She made a statement to the effect that she thought there were more than two sexes but she always was a social justice leftist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (FVME7)

34 To this day I'll be the only one in my local sandwich shop that isn't wearing a mask - even though there's no unconstitutional order tell us that we have to.

Oregon passed an actual law that requires wearing masks in public places indoors. Up to this point it had simply been an order by the governor who lacked the legal or moral authority to do so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:31 AM (KZzsI)

35 Er, for got to mention...Via Insty.

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 11:31 AM (1Yy3c)

36 The only things I've appreciated about the past two years are ace, the cobs and Teh Horde. Despite its outward appearance, this place is an island of sanity in a world gone nuts.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 11:31 AM (cTCuP)

37 Hillary Clinton has aged fifty years in the past twenty-five.
Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 11:28 AM (cTCuP)


I read fifty as five and thought you must be hung over.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 01, 2022 11:31 AM (LZYCg)

38 Ah the Macarena. That was a fad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:31 AM (dNqv+)

39 The thing with the "let the unvaccinated die" is a majority of us will survive. And we will remember...

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (UUBmN)

40 Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre

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Epstein and Prince Randy Andy accusser.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (FVME7)

41 Thanks, bluebell! Happy New Year!

Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (0ghg2)

42 The "collective" good always boils down to allowing evil, legislating it, in fact.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (ONvIw)

43 Things like reason and objectivity are in essence impossible.

Those of us who think do the best we can to muddle through.

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (mfYbS)

44 The Let the unvaccinated die position is exactly what the Nazis did making Jews and Slavs unhuman, the Communists with Fascists, turn your opponents into some monster.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (2JoB8)

45 I welcome the mask law because its not only the right way to do things instead of eternal false emergencies, but also its challengeable in court. And its federalism at work: Oregon is doing things this way, Florida another. Let's see how this plays out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:33 AM (KZzsI)

46 Got a belly full of sausage gravy & biscuits and coffee (need moar covfefe)

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 01, 2022 11:33 AM (sJHOI)

47 In 2021, I finally shed the shackles of active duty. The retirement process sucked, but the VA disability was surprisingly smooth.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 11:33 AM (bKdTl)

48 Alan Dershowitz points out that Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre is credibly accused of trafficking young girls for Epstein.

https://tinyurl.com/2p83mm93
Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (1Yy3c)

Yes . Pimps usually have their girls recruit other girls.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 11:33 AM (rKAyM)

49 The thing with the "let the unvaccinated die" is a majority of us will survive. And we will remember...
Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (UUBmN)
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I got news for that crowd: we're all going to die. And the overwhelming majority of us will not die from Covid.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 11:34 AM (wyw4S)

50 Collectivism dehumanizes everyone by turning people into just a piece of a larger greater organism. You aren't a person, you're part of the blob. You have no rights, you have no distinct personality, you mean nothing.

Alan Dershowitz points out that Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre is credibly accused of trafficking young girls for Epstein.

He's not wrong but he's also one she accused, which makes his motivation suspect.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (KZzsI)

51 In 2021, I finally shed the shackles of active duty. The retirement process sucked, but the VA disability was surprisingly smooth.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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Now you can make real money Dr. CAT, on your own terms.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (UUBmN)

52 How about that J.J. Sefton for writing a book this year?
Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 11:23 AM (0ghg2)


O.M. should compile the texts from his book threads under some Diversions to Sanity type title. They're very thoughtfully put together.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (y7DUB)

53 And Dershowitz claims he only had legitimate massages when he was with Epstein.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (rKAyM)

54 @33: "she thought there were more than two sexes "

More than two genders, not sexes, and she's said that all along. Her statement was explicit about the difference between gender and sex, and one of her main points has always been that trans-men don't belong in "single sex" spaces like women's shelters.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (+WWsf)

55 How did this happen? Rose parade float with woman of color BBQing ribs in front of a giant watermelon.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko gender fluid at January 01, 2022 11:36 AM (RtJOI)

56 I read fifty as five and thought you must be hung over.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 01, 2022 11:31 AM (LZYCg)

No hangover. I spent the evening sober. But I just remembered half a bottle of Bailey's in the refrig. I'd better get started. It appears I'm way behind.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 11:36 AM (cTCuP)

57 And Dershowitz claims he only had legitimate massages when he was with Epstein.

Which may very well be true. Although somewhat skeevy to have underage teenage girls massaging your middle aged carcass.

But there's no way he would not have known what was going on and still chose to associate with this slug.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:36 AM (KZzsI)

58 He's not wrong but he's also one she accused, which makes his motivation suspect.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (KZzsI)

yep, but what did he know about the place?

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:37 AM (ONvIw)

59 Happy New Year - everyone and a big one to K.T. Thanks for your AoS contributions!!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 11:37 AM (mD/uy)

60 I have an elective surgery scheduled for the 17th. I went for my pre-op tests and x-ray. They didn't ask about vaccine status and there was no mention of testing before the procedure... I was pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:37 AM (UUBmN)

61 53 And Dershowitz claims he only had legitimate massages when he was with Epstein.
Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (rKAyM)

Hmmm. Getting a massage from Mimi Rogers? Ok. Getting a massage from a 15 year old? No ok.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:38 AM (dNqv+)

62 Ah the Macarena. That was a fad.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:31 AM (dNqv+)


I remember seeing the girl from the B-52s talk about dance fads and she said they come around about every 10-15 years and they're always some variation of the Hokey Pokey. She wasn't wrong.

Macarena
Whip a Nay Nay
etc

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 01, 2022 11:38 AM (sJHOI)

63 Now I'm ticked. Cannot access old comments on my iPad or my laptop. Have allowed access through my virus protection for all things ace and still no go. Used m's suggestion and no luck. Grrrrrr!

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:38 AM (2NHgQ)

64 Whenever Hillary mimics human behavior, children in third-world countries begin to disappear.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 01, 2022 11:38 AM (r0ADi)

65 60 I have an elective surgery scheduled for the 17th. I went for my pre-op tests and x-ray. They didn't ask about vaccine status and there was no mention of testing before the procedure... I was pleasantly surprised.
Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:37 AM (UUBmN)

That's great. Hope everything goes well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:38 AM (dNqv+)

66 Rose parade float with woman of color BBQing ribs in front of a giant watermelon.

Sounds tasty.

And there are only two genders/sexes, and then people with birth defects that make them a mess. I like the word gender because using the word "sex" can be awkward or make people giggle, while gender is more neutral and has fewer connotations. Has the demented left tried to highjack the term? Meh. Doesn't make it any less valid.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (KZzsI)

67 30 Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog; 17h
The Left says DeSantis abandoned his post because he took 2 weeks to care for his cancer stricken wife. But they defend Buttigieg when he skips town for two months to hang out at home with his husband and adopted twins. People of no integrity. There is no reconciling with them.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 01, 2022 11:22 AM (UHVv4)

Psychopaths. All of them.
Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (rKAyM)

I would like to think there some people of the left who are decent people-wrong but decent. I sure haven't seen many.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (eGTCV)

68 The "collective" good always boils down to allowing evil, legislating it, in fact.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (ONvIw)

Organization is a fundamental human instinct.

It will always be with us whether we're better or worse for it.

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (GX0zd)

69 My hero of the Chi-Com Cough Op is Dr. Peter A. McCullough. His 3 hour interview w/Rogan is like mainlining truth to your brain. Among his insights:
There is still as of today, NO treatment protocol from any major medical institution. It's Vax or nothing.
You can NOT get COVID twice. It's impossible. Rogan challenged him on this; he was adamant. And correct. If it was possible, you'd see high risk individuals cycling through the health care system at crushing levels.
A-symptomatic spread is bull shit.
There's so much more there, worth every minute.
Also, his stuff is free on Spotify, who DO NOT censor his show.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (7Fj9P)

70 A lot of new mayors in the big cities, unfortunately Mayor Beetle Juice isn't one. The rest are pretty much same old, same old. De Commie in NYC probably wants to move up the ladder and become either a functionary in Washington or maybe Governor of NY, which I doubt will happen.

Posted by: Colin at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (B+Lak)

71 Does it bother anyone that behind every Epstein victim are two dogshit parents?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (y7DUB)

72 You know what I really appreciatedlooking back at the last two years.? Being shown with blinding clarity that our goverment is morally bankrupt and completely corrupted. I thought I was only being cynical.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (fLri9)

73 Now I'm ticked. Cannot access old comments on my iPad or my laptop. Have allowed access through my virus protection for all things ace and still no go. Used m's suggestion and no luck. Grrrrrr!
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:38 AM (2NHgQ)
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Which thread are you trying to access the comments on? I've had some luck recently and can try for you.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (wyw4S)

74 19 @17: "I thought I read here the other day that JK Rowling succumbed to the mob and offered up an apology?"

Nope, and that'll be a cold day in hell, I suspect.

Posted by: Walter Freeman
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Yep. JJ had link to AmThinker article. She claimed she never said there were only 2 genders. Then triangulated to the question of whether sex or gender should form the basis on decisions for safeguarding.

https://www.americanthinker.com/
blog/2021/12/
jk_rowling_caves_to_the_transgender_mob.html

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (ju2Fy)

75 Let's count how many sea turtles wash up on the beach in winter. Ok. Last year we had 20. This year we have 25. OMG! Huge spike in sea turtles washing up on the beach! Record number! Must be climate change!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (bKdTl)

76 Back in the '90s when same sex marriage activists were hitting their stride, there was a universal understanding that gender and (biological) sex were two different concepts, and quite different from one another.

It's only in the last few years that more radical intersectional activists have made "progress" in blurring the lines between the two, by deliberately using terms like "male" and "man" interchangeably, and muddying the waters for boring, normal, common folks who don't wanna argue over specific words for fear of being cast out as -phobes.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (+WWsf)

77 yep, but what did he know about the place?

That's the key here. Even assuming he was genuinly not involved with the underage prostitution, that doesn't mean he's somehow blameless or saintly here. Why was he there to begin with? How could he possibly not know what was going on? Why even hang with this dirtbag?

As soon as Trump caught on to what Epstein was about, he banned the man from his properties and stopped borrowing his jet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:41 AM (KZzsI)

78 Here's what Rowling actually said

Not an apology, but also not the conservative position, but definitely not the accepted SJW position

https://tinyurl.com/365rytum

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 01, 2022 11:41 AM (lCui1)

79 Are you with him, or are you in battle mode?

I don't what to see our enemies defeated. I want to see them utterly destroyed with nothing left but a mountain of smoldering skulls.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * operating in the shade at January 01, 2022 11:41 AM (161L0)

80 Macarena
Whip a Nay Nay
etc
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 01, 2022 11:38 AM (sJHOI)

Hmmmm. What was that Korean one with the guy trying to be Neo?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (dNqv+)

81 Psychopaths. All of them.
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My left index finger is feeling more and more liberated every day.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (7Fj9P)

82 Does it bother anyone that behind every Epstein victim are two dogshit parents?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (y7DUB)



Sure it does, but what do you do about it?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (ZSK0i)

83 Slowly but surely TPTB are closing the doors to truth. It won't stop until we're all on the train.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (cTCuP)

84 bluebell. All the old threads including the last pet thread. Looking for MisHum's email address. I think it's petmorons at the gmail thingy. Not sure. I use a strong virus protection and Vivaldi. Something in one of them doesn't like ace anymore. I've added him to the do not block to no avail.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (2NHgQ)

85 Does it bother anyone that behind every Epstein victim are two dogshit parents?

Well, at least one, but one or both may have died. I mean a dad who skips out on pregnant mom is scum too, but a different kind of scum than a parent who literally pimps out their little girl for money and a hope of future fame.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:43 AM (KZzsI)

86 Only a little past 1/3 of Dr Malone interview buts a left hook punch after the right jab by Dr Peter McCullough on Covid.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 11:43 AM (2JoB8)

87 Someone clue me in on this VenMo thing...
Is it the same thing as PayPal? It's owned by PayPal so what's the difference???

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:43 AM (UUBmN)

88 @74: "Yep. JJ had link to AmThinker article."

Disagree. I read her statement. It's not an apology, and I'd argue it's not even a walk back. It more or less says what she's been always saying; very consistent.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 11:44 AM (+WWsf)

89 bluebell. All the old threads including the last pet thread. Looking for MisHum's email address. I think it's petmorons at the gmail thingy. Not sure. I use a strong virus protection and Vivaldi. Something in one of them doesn't like ace anymore. I've added him to the do not block to no avail.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (2NHgQ)
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I can confirm his address is petmorons at Gmail dot com.

Let me try to access the comments and if I can, I'll give you a step by step of what I did.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 11:44 AM (wyw4S)

90 The schools here are still in full Andromeda Strain mode

but two-ply of porous paper material rubber-banded to our faces will save us

Posted by: DB at January 01, 2022 11:44 AM (geLO8)

91 also, FTR, 2021 sucked ass

no redeeming features

Posted by: DB at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (geLO8)

92 4 m. If you're still here. Thanks. Thinking of switching to the Samsung tablet. Hopefully it won't have the same quirky issues.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:19 AM (2NHgQ)

You betcha.

Posted by: m at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (Pk5po)

93 Well, at least one, but one or both may have died. I mean a dad who skips out on pregnant mom is scum too, but a different kind of scum than a parent who literally pimps out their little girl for money and a hope of future fame.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:43 AM (KZzsI)

This did not give Epstein a "right" to further abuse these girls. I have actually heard people suggest that parental complicity or neglect lightened his responsibility. Nope.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (ONvIw)

94 I got on a jag a few weeks ago trying to remember old nicks I missed on here, but unfortunately when I tried reading comments to really old posts they are unaccessable. There just aren't any comments on, for example, the Paul Anka series.

I thought of one reently: Ms Peel :/ Miss her.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (KZzsI)

95 Randomly selected macarena chick has a very nice caboose.

Yay, 2020.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at January 01, 2022 11:46 AM (ufFY8)

96 Thanks bluebell. No patience this morning for tech stuff.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:46 AM (2NHgQ)

97 Only a little past 1/3 of Dr Malone interview buts a left hook punch after the right jab by Dr Peter McCullough on Covid.

Southpaw?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 01, 2022 11:47 AM (+LCoQ)

98 No hangover because I didn't drink much yesterday.

I see that the weather is beautiful in Pasadena (Calif.) today.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 11:47 AM (rDgjh)

99 https://amgreatness.com/2021/12/31/
of-reichstags-and-bastilles/

If you didn't read it, it's worth it.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 11:47 AM (2JoB8)

100 I have actually heard people suggest that parental complicity or neglect lightened his responsibility. Nope.

Right, Epstein was scum who now roasts in hell for what he did. Whatever evil the parents of these kids did doesn't negate his evil. And its not just girls.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:47 AM (KZzsI)

101 Stayed up until 12:10. I was proud of myself.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Omicron Slayer at January 01, 2022 11:47 AM (3pS6z)

102 I thought of one reently: Ms Peel :/ Miss her.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (KZzsI)


Think I have seen her recently on the ONT

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 11:48 AM (hOUT3)

103 I thought of one reently: Ms Peel :/ Miss her.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (KZzsI)



Scratches head. She posts here on a regular basis.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 11:48 AM (ZSK0i)

104 The fact that most people seem to be done with the Winnie the Pooh flu scare gives me some hope for the new year.

But then I live in the Great Dismal Swamp. If I was living in the swamps of Jersey I might have a different POV.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 01, 2022 11:48 AM (Adlwz)

105 De Commie in NYC probably wants to move up the ladder

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Didja see this?

New York Post
@nypost
De Blasio insists NYC is better off after his 8 years https://trib.al/Hbag0V8

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Kaiser Wilhelm taking a victory lap.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 11:48 AM (FVME7)

106 A friend has thrown up his hands at all of this:
Was really hoping for more sanity in 2021. Lol. Going into 2022, I have no expectations but to enjoy it. Every day is a blessing. Happy new year y'all.

Are you with him, or are you in battle mode?

Hmmm. . . perhaps I'm a bit of both. I have decided to put a boatload of effort into enjoying my friends, family and reaching out to be upbeat and happy towards any friendlies I meet.

For the others, it's war but my main line of attack will to be happy.

2021 was a banner year for us as we were manifestly blessed to care for a baby daily. Through our love and care for him a previously black spot in my heart has begun to be healed and the baby's mother has begun to question her deep blue thinking and has started to ask thoughtful, intelligent questions of all things and authority.
Beginning in February, we will start caring for a second little baby boy - different family.

God works in truly mysterious and wondrous ways

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 11:48 AM (mD/uy)

107 This did not give Epstein a "right" to further abuse these girls. I have actually heard people suggest that parental complicity or neglect lightened his responsibility. Nope.
Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (ONvIw)

That is horrifying. People show you who they are.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:48 AM (dNqv+)

108 The Austin ISD is recommending.... 2 masks when school resumes on Wednesday. Because...SCIENCE!!!///
I'm still mad that they are enforcing a mask mandate which is against the EO that bans mask mandates in schools and not a damn thing is being done. THIS. Is what the left does, it just flaunts whatever rules it doesn't like while the right allows it. Paxton is not doing his job!

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:49 AM (UUBmN)

109 nec, my first tablet was a 10" Samsung. It was wonderful...lightning fast and never a balk. I wore it out.

In a streak of penury I replaced it with a Motorola. I swear that thing has the coof. It's slow as molasses and freezes once an hour. But it's still running, so I haven't moved to the backup I bought.

A Samsung.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 11:49 AM (cTCuP)

110 Old nicks? I used to be JAS, AoSHQ addict and others that got banned because I was very rude (and drunk). LOL, my hash keeps changing and I like to think that I have changed for the better too.

Posted by: Bee at January 01, 2022 11:49 AM (rDgjh)

111 Hey, got a new nick without even trying.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 11:50 AM (rDgjh)

112 I am facing the new year assuming things in general will continue to gently, or not so gently, sink into the quicksand. Possibly there is hope for the elections in November, but not if the GOPe has anything to do with it.

On a more positive note, I have kicked into gear the process by which I switch from hemodialysis to peritoneal dialysis. PD is easier on the body, you do it at home while you're asleep, and the life expectancy is longer. I have also tentatively scheduled cataract surgery. Sometime before I die, I would like to see again. I have lost not just my long distance, but my midrange vision, and I don't dare drive at night. Glasses just don't do it for me, so cataract surgery it is.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style! at January 01, 2022 11:50 AM (N86eO)

113 Dec. 28 leave Canada for SD

And we just had supper in Idaho, no masks no vaxxpass. Whose loss?
Posted by: andycanuck

I look forward to you changing your nic.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 11:50 AM (mD/uy)

114 Alan Dershowitz points out that Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre is credibly accused of trafficking young girls for Epstein.

https://tinyurl.com/2p83mm93
Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (1Yy3c)

I think Dersh is credibly accused of being an Epstein client. And it is scarcely surprising that some of the girls corrupted by Epstein became corrupted enough to start abetting him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 11:50 AM (P3gRi)

115 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (2NHgQ)
Vivaldi works for ace for me?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 11:50 AM (hOUT3)

116 Swing seems to be diverging from its roots

The first rule of swing dancing is swing music.

They failed the first rule.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 11:51 AM (1Avgt)

117 Scratches head. She posts here on a regular basis.

Must be when I am never on At least she isn't gone.

There's another guy whose name I cannot recall used to post on here regular and I think eventually got kicked off for being too rowdy. He was a regular badass Marine who had little filter but was enjoyable and entertaining. I know that doesn't narrow it down much.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:51 AM (KZzsI)

118 @78: "... but definitely not the accepted SJW position ..."

Sadly, it was the standard SJW position ten or twenty years ago, and today, would probably poll with significant majority support.

But, nowadays, people say "transmen are men" like it's a necessary Cultural Revolution slogan. Implicit in those words? Transmen are men; completely, always, and without exception.

That's the real rub. Normal people expect there to be some daylight between the two, but there's a rigid and unforgiving absolutism on the left about these things now.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 11:51 AM (+WWsf)

119 Lin-duh, I'm not too phone savvy but I use ven-mo to tip my hair stylist. Download the app, hook to a bank account, get email address of person you want to send money to and Voila, instant transaction. Retains info so I don't have to reinput person's info. Business likes it because they don't have to keep track of tips.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 01, 2022 11:51 AM (Y+l9t)

120 Sure it does, but what do you do about it?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 11:42 AM (ZSK0i)


Stop with the nonjudgmental nonsense, My job as a father was to raise responsible children and if I fell short of that I would consider myself a failure at my most important task.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 11:52 AM (y7DUB)

121 That is horrifying. People show you who they are.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:48 AM (dNqv+)

There are also who firmly believe that it's ok to engage in child sex in places where it is "not illegal". These are normally people who think of kids as something like livestock that can be sold or killed before they're born. "if the parents gave Epstein the kids, how can it be a crime". The dehumanization of kids is huge here. Never lose sight of that.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (ONvIw)

122 The thing with the "let the unvaccinated die" is a majority of us will survive. And we will remember...

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (UUBmN)

This.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (VwHCD)

123 Thanks bluebell. No patience this morning for tech stuff.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:46 AM (2NHgQ)
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Give me five minutes! I'll walk you through what I did when I get it to work.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (wyw4S)

124 "Two Weeks To Flatten The Curve"

Never was a bigger lie told.

Dumb asses ate it up like "Hope And Change"...


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (R/m4+)

125 I had an officemate that was surprised to find out that as a Catholic, I am not a hater.

"she" is trans. I treated her like I treat all my colleagues.

I had a boss that said "We are like family."

I replied "Oh, I am treated so much better here than with my family (referring to my siblings)."

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (rDgjh)

126 For me the only good thing from 2021 was the birth of our first grand daughter (second grand child)!

Posted by: Cicero Skip at January 01, 2022 11:54 AM (FIrEF)

127 2021 was a banner year for us as we were manifestly blessed to care for a baby daily. Through our love and care for him a previously black spot in my heart has begun to be healed and the baby's mother has begun to question her deep blue thinking and has started to ask thoughtful, intelligent questions of all things and authority.

That's wonderful news, and praise God for His blessings.

Through all the difficulty and frustration of the past few years, there is still beauty and truth to be found.

I finished a product for Hero Games that was intended to be free; they picked it up and are going to put it on the "shelf" as a free download and then told me I will get paid quite a bit of money for it. Not like, "Democrat writes a book" money but a lot for me.

I still have family around me and God's love. And while we have battles to fight, He has promised that in the end, its a win.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:54 AM (KZzsI)

128 Commissar. Has to be my virus control. I'll figure it out eventually. Bluebell confirmed what I needed so I'm content for a time. Will try again later after a couple glasses of wine. That will help. Time to get ready to watch ND lose another bowl game.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 11:54 AM (2NHgQ)

129 Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 11:30 AM (1Yy3c)

I think Dersh is credibly accused of being an Epstein client. And it is scarcely surprising that some of the girls corrupted by Epstein became corrupted enough to start abetting him.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 11:50 AM (P3gRi)
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The woman that testified against Maxwell also testified that she assisted Maxwell groom/solicit after she became an adult.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 11:54 AM (1Avgt)

130 Every year I have a group of friends from college who get together. We are spread out all over the world and this is a fun way to reconnect. We skipped 2020 for obvious reasons. And then 2021 was skipped as well because schedules just wouldnt work for enough of us.

So 2022 it is finally on. There will be 7 of us. And in the bazillion chats online about there where and when planning this, the word mask or vax has never been spoken.

In the real world the Rona is over. In fake MSM world it is still March 2020.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Omicron Slayer at January 01, 2022 11:54 AM (3pS6z)

131 The Left says DeSantis abandoned his post because he took 2 weeks to care for his cancer stricken wife.

But they also hate it when DeSantis is actively governing or speaking.

I submit that the Left's reason for existence is to hate and destroy. They hate what DeSantis does and so they can demonstrate hate in an ideological sense, but there is nothing more primal than exhibiting raw hatred when someone is Right There. You can hate an idea, but you can also destroy a person.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (+LCoQ)

132 55 How did this happen? Rose parade float with woman of color BBQing ribs in front of a giant watermelon.
Posted by: Commissar



That's funneh!
Song of the South Pasadena?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (WROfJ)

133 That's the real rub. Normal people expect there to be some daylight between the two, but there's a rigid and unforgiving absolutism on the left about these things now.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 11:51 AM (+WWsf)

Because any dissent allowed gives the game away. This is true of everything. For the trans stuff, these people want to shock you and then punish you for your reaction. This is also true for say the Cake thing: these people had to be destroyed.

On the one hand, I find these people worthy of pity. On the other, at a certain point, people are doing evil with enough agency to lose that compassion.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (dNqv+)

134 Society is now aping Raskolnikov.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (ONvIw)

135 And there are only two genders/sexes, and then people with birth defects that make them a mess. I like the word gender because using the word "sex" can be awkward or make people giggle, while gender is more neutral and has fewer connotations. Has the demented left tried to highjack the term? Meh. Doesn't make it any less valid.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (KZzsI)

Words have gender, humans and animals have sexes. Gender is a term of art in grammar, sex is a term of art in biology.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (P3gRi)

136 "...for the unvaccinated shall inherit the Earth."

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (rDgjh)

137 Must be when I am never on At least she isn't gone.

There's another guy whose name I cannot recall used to post on here regular and I think eventually got kicked off for being too rowdy. He was a regular badass Marine who had little filter but was enjoyable and entertaining. I know that doesn't narrow it down much.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:51 AM (KZzsI)


Yep, Mrs. Peel posted several times to this morning's Pixy thread.

As for the Marine, I'm guessing but it sounds like Wicked Pinto...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (ZSK0i)

138 The dehumanization of kids is huge here. Never lose sight of that.
Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (ONvIw)


I feel disheartened that this level of evil is tolerated in the slightest degree. I am sure the "players" will find a very bad eternity ahead of them, but I sure would like to see our "civilization" take some punitive action in the here and now on earth!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (hOUT3)

139 In the real world the Rona is over. In fake MSM world it is still March 2020.

They need another round or two of boosters to get their desired body counts up.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (+LCoQ)

140 I like the word gender because using the word "sex" can be awkward or make people giggle, while gender is more neutral and has fewer connotations.
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Not any more. The New Victorians no doubt have 'skirts' for piano 'limbs'.

Biological reality has no room for delicate sensibilities.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (MIKMs)

141 Nics I don't miss: Gristle Encased Head. That guy was a dick.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (7Fj9P)

142 Stop with the nonjudgmental nonsense

I don't think he's being remotely non judgemental, simply stating a fact: we're powerless to stop this evil. What are you going to do about some ghastly hag that pimps out her 13 year old daughter for some sweet cash? How can you stop it when you don't even know who they are or where? What act can you take to protect these children?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (KZzsI)

143 >The thing with the "let the unvaccinated die" is a majority of us will survive. And we will remember...


I like my chances, mostly because I'm a solitary person and don't spend much time around other people

BTW I am openly flouting the county's mask order- I have been inside multiple commercial establishments lately and no one has said a word to me

Posted by: DB at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (geLO8)

144 I can't wait to be told how important the Sec Trans job is and how Pete made important international negotiations that totally prepped him to be president, while DeSantis was just a governor of a small unimportant state that is nothing like running a federal agency.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (bKdTl)

145 And please never say "those of the female persuasion."

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (rDgjh)

146 I've had about 7 or 8 nics in last 15 years. Never try to hide behind new nics but rather just get bored and feel like a change.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 11:57 AM (rKAyM)

147 The first rule of swing dancing is swing music.

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I gave my 7 year old granddaughter the first Big Bad Voodoo Daddy CD (among others) to go with her Christmas boom box. I don't know what she'll like and she probably doesn't either but it may be BBVD.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 11:57 AM (FVME7)

148 I feel disheartened that this level of evil is tolerated in the slightest degree. I am sure the "players" will find a very bad eternity ahead of them, but I sure would like to see our "civilization" take some punitive action in the here and now on earth!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (hOUT3)

As there is no "eternity" in the minds of these people, only gratification in the here and now, only earthly punishment will stop this.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:58 AM (ONvIw)

149 Wicked Pinto

That's the guy. I miss him, but apparently he broke the rules once too often?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

150 He's not wrong but he's also one she accused, which makes his motivation suspect.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:35 AM (KZzsI)

Guiffre (however you spell it) always struck me as being a bit off. That famous photo of her and Prince Andrew hardly looked like a portrait of suffering. In hindsight I guess the case could be made she was trying to get ahead of the curve before any accusations could be made.

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 11:58 AM (1Yy3c)

151 Does it bother anyone that behind every Epstein victim are two dogshit parents?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (y7DUB)

Most probably came from broken homes, or baby mommas who never married the sperm donor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 11:58 AM (P3gRi)

152 I appreciated getting to see so many of the Horde in '20 and 21 and am already looking forward to '22.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (1WR/0)

153 I think Person of the Year is kind of a dopey idea.

But if you have to have one, it's that fucking malignant garden gnome. He exemplifies everything wrong with the last two years.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (QU5/8)

154 That's the guy. I miss him, but apparently he broke the rules once too often?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:58 AM (KZzsI)


Possibly, I'm not sure. I'd swear I saw him pop up on AOS briefly within the last year or so but he didn't stay.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (ZSK0i)

155 @135: "Words have gender, humans and animals have sexes. Gender is a term of art in grammar, sex is a term of art in biology."

Again, twenty years ago, it was common to say something like: "Sex is hardware and gender is software." You can run different types of software, be whoever you wanna be, but it doesn't change your most basic hardware, no matter how many accessories you might add or subtract.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (+WWsf)

156 There are also who firmly believe that it's ok to engage in child sex in places where it is "not illegal". These are normally people who think of kids as something like livestock that can be sold or killed before they're born. "if the parents gave Epstein the kids, how can it be a crime". The dehumanization of kids is huge here. Never lose sight of that.
Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (ONvIw)


Western countries, and particularly the US, are oases of sanity when it comes to underaged sex. This is what diversity gets you.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (y7DUB)

157 I appreciate-and am grateful for-as I always am- for my faith and my family and my belief in prayer. I am grateful that I can serve as a pastor and I am grateful for the people at the church I serve. I am grateful for kind, supportive and funny comments among people here at ASHQ. I am also grateful for the happy stories at Sunny Skyz and I am grateful for this teen-a UPS driver-who helped save lives in the flooding from Ida in a place that is not too far from me :

https://tinyurl.com/bdct75yh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (k49Sx)

158 You can NOT get COVID twice. It's impossible. Rogan challenged him on this; he was adamant.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (7Fj9P)
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McCullough indeed did say this. However, if you watch Rogan's interview of Malone (#1757,) Malone states that McCullough asked him to report that people can get Omicron even if they had another variant. Upset me a bit, but they stressed that Omicron is mild and those who have natural immunity from another variant have the mildest cases.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (0TVNF)

159 Jon Gabriel on why New Year's sucks.

https://tinyurl.com/3fpt9vm2

Didn't the year used to start in like March? We need to go back to that.

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (1Yy3c)

160 I like the word gender because using the word "sex" can be awkward or make people giggle

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You said sex. Heh heh. Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Butthead at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (FVME7)

161 I am absolutely certain that, given the variety of troubles and problems humans have, some honestly and genuinely believe that they are the wrong sex and should be different. That they were just born the wrong way and want to "fix" it. I mean, there are people who genuinely think they are Napoleon or a cat.

That does not somehow make them right, or that we should aid and protect them in their mistaken belief. Its a mental illness that should be treated with compassion, not encouraged so much that you attack anyone who doubts it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (KZzsI)

162 In the real world the Rona is over. In fake MSM world it is still March 2020.
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They're going to need a new, or complimentary compelling event. They can't lose the mid-terms. They need mail in voting too bad. The "we found a thousand ballots in the trunk!!" isn't going to cut it any more. Newsome has extended the emergency orders in CA well into next year. I'll bet not one CA House seat flips.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (7Fj9P)

163 The masters of the New World Order are all diabolical narcissists and pedophiles.

They hate people the way Stan hates people.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (rDgjh)

164 Let's count how many sea turtles wash up on the beach in winter. Ok. Last year we had 20. This year we have 25. OMG! Huge spike in sea turtles washing up on the beach! Record number! Must be climate change!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (bKdTl)

Isn't it normal for sea turtles to swim up to the beach, haul out, and lay their eggs in the sand. I saw them do this in Nicaragua, and it was in winter, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 12:01 PM (P3gRi)

165 I agree that a lot of masks fell this past year. For myself it was more of an affirmation. Doesn't make it any better, but I feel a bit more relaxed knowing I was probably right about those whose masks fell.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 01, 2022 12:01 PM (BFigT)

166 That piece "Everything is Broken" is very good. I even shared it with some of my more liberal friends and they got it. Honest folk see it.

I wish this viewpoint had wider exposure. "What is going on and why it doesn't work".

Posted by: pawn at January 01, 2022 12:01 PM (Cfk8j)

167 As there is no "eternity" in the minds of these people, only gratification in the here and now, only earthly punishment will stop this.
Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 11:58 AM (ONvIw)


My Brother!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:01 PM (hOUT3)

168 "Two Weeks To Flatten The Curve"

Never was a bigger lie told.

Dumb asses ate it up like "Hope And Change"...


"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"
"Anthropogenic Climate Change is Real"
"Diversity Is Our Strength"

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 01, 2022 12:02 PM (+LCoQ)

169 "I am thinking in particular of the "let the unvaccinated die" position. They think they are being objective." KT

Yes, if they would leave me alone, that would be fine. But they really want to kill us, not let us die.

They want to isolate us from "their" society, cut us off from medical treatment -- for the many treatable conditions that are now actually killing people. (like when the closed hospitals for anything but covid).

But they even cut off early treatment of Covid, which now appears to have killed a half milllion, who could have survived if given early proper treatment ... and that denial of service process is ongoing.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 01, 2022 12:02 PM (Cus5s)

170 Possibly, I'm not sure. I'd swear I saw him pop up on AOS briefly within the last year or so but he didn't stay.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (ZSK0i)

Yes he did and think he apologized for his previous word salad posts and said he's changed a bit.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:02 PM (rKAyM)

171 I watched "Hawaii" for the first time recently.

There are 27 different definitions of adultery. Who knew that?

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 12:02 PM (rDgjh)

172 >>That does not somehow make them right, or that we should aid and protect them in their mistaken belief. Its a mental illness that should be treated with compassion, not encouraged so much that you attack anyone who doubts it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


some people can't face the fact that they are fucked up/abnormal. So they make up lies and fantasies to make themselves feel better, and insist others play along. It's selfish and narcissistic, among other things

Posted by: DB at January 01, 2022 12:03 PM (geLO8)

173 Wicked Pinto was hilarious. So was a troll, Diderot's Dog. The current trolls are pathetic.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 12:03 PM (y7DUB)

174 122 The thing with the "let the unvaccinated die" is a majority of us will survive. And we will remember...

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 11:32 AM (UUBmN)

This.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 01, 2022 11:53 AM (VwHCD)

High five.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:03 PM (cTCuP)

175 If you like swing music with a modern flare Postmodern Jukebox is your outlet

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:03 PM (2JoB8)

176 Adults are failing to live up to their duty and role models and educators when it comes to morality and good.

I saw this in the Bee mitzvah announcement, when the director of religious education said that the community must "learn from the students" when it comes to gender, without any questioning of from whom they got the wrong and destructive ideas. Kids didn't wake up one day and decide that they could change sex, the idea was planted and nurtured. The religious educators are renouncing their responsibility to teach.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:03 PM (ONvIw)

177 Does it bother anyone that behind every Epstein victim are two dogshit parents?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 01, 2022 11:40 AM (y7DUB)

Most probably came from broken homes, or baby mommas who never married the sperm donor.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 11:58 AM (P3gRi)

Yep. Girls from low income broken homes make for easier victims.

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 12:03 PM (1Yy3c)

178 In hindsight I guess the case could be made she was trying to get ahead of the curve before any accusations could be made.

I agree, I think she's trying to or has cut a deal to protect her from her actions. Children who are abused often end up abusers themselves. I knew a girl who was terribly abused by her father and was fixated on being that little girl with daddy with every man she met, to the point of dressing like a little girl at times.

The idea that she was molested, raped, and abused to the point she came to understand that as normal and even desirable, so she did it to others is hardly inconceivable.

But again that doesn't mean she is lying about Dersh either. The problem is that he's in an indefensible position. he cannot prove he didn't do it, and everyone just presumes he's scum now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:04 PM (KZzsI)

179 A man ahead of his time.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_6mle5HRB3k

Posted by: Butthead at January 01, 2022 12:04 PM (FVME7)

180 I thought of one reently: Ms Peel :/ Miss her.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:45 AM (KZzsI)

Mrs. Peel, i think. She has not left. Was in yesterday, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 12:04 PM (P3gRi)

181 I appreciated getting to see so many of the Horde in '20 and 21 and am already looking forward to '22.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 01, 2022 11:59 AM (1WR/0)


There are a lot of us here that understand this sentence completely!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:04 PM (hOUT3)

182 Two weeks seems to be the length of time selected to gaslight you. Speaking of that, what's the status of the Durham investigation and indictments?

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:04 PM (rKAyM)

183 >>> but I sure would like to see our "civilization" take some punitive action in the here and now on earth!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (hOUT3)
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When mainstream denominations are participating or turning a blind eye it's difficult to be punitive.

Pleased to meet you...

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:05 PM (1Avgt)

184 NEC -

To access the comments on an old thread, you have to fiddle around with the URL. So for example, MisHum's last pet thread, if you look in the archives, has this URL:

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/397060.php#397060

If you want to see the comments, you have to make it look like this:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=397060

I figured this out a while back by looking at a current thread (such as the one we are on) and seeing how the URL was different from an archived thread, then changing it manually to make it match everything except the actual post number.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:05 PM (wyw4S)

185 Does it bother anyone that behind every Epstein victim are two dogshit parents?

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And we helped!

Posted by: Public School Teachers at January 01, 2022 12:05 PM (FVME7)

186 Words have gender, humans and animals have sexes. Gender is a term of art in grammar, sex is a term of art in biology.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 11:55 AM (P3gRi)


This is exactly correct.

Now, try to argue that point with some blockhead, even one that agrees in general with you.

You will get nowhere. They see it as a distinction without a difference. And the destruction of meaning continues.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 01, 2022 12:06 PM (5NkmN)

187 If you like swing music with a modern flare Postmodern Jukebox is your outlet

I love Postmodern Jukebox. They even manage to turn some crappy songs into pretty good.

The big flaw with the "let the unvaxed die" crowd is that they don't mean "ignore them and hope the Wuhan Flu gets them." They mean "make them die by denying basic human care and decency." As in "no treatment for cancer unless you get the shot" and "no welfare or shelter unless you get the shot."

Unless you're an illegal immigrant, then its fine

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:07 PM (KZzsI)

188 >>>But again that doesn't mean she is lying about Dersh either. The problem is that he's in an indefensible position. he cannot prove he didn't do it, and everyone just presumes he's scum now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:04 PM (KZzsI)
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How easy it is to turn one's opinion.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:07 PM (1Avgt)

189 @69: "You can NOT get COVID twice. It's impossible. Rogan challenged him on this; he was adamant. And correct. If it was possible, you'd see high risk individuals cycling through the health care system at crushing levels. A-symptomatic spread is bull shit."

And Dr. Malone in the next Rogan interview said he himself had had COVID twice. Sorry, but people need to be careful with absolute statements about stuff like this.

Asympotmatic spread is definitely a thing, and there's a fucking huge gray area between completely asymptomatic and dying in the ICU. Plenty of people are "slightly and unnoticeably symptomatic" and then spread the disease.

And catching COVID twice or more is definitely possible regardless of variant. Secondary infections are much more mild, but they do happen. It's not like your immune system suddenly erects magical walls that nuke COVID viruses before they enter your body. Sometimes, it takes a day or two for your body to full respond, and during that interval, you are, in fact, infected, and would likely test positive.4

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (+WWsf)

190 I figured this out a while back by looking at a current thread (such as the one we are on) and seeing how the URL was different from an archived thread, then changing it manually to make it match everything except the actual post number.
Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:05 PM (wyw4S)

*stands and salutes*

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (cTCuP)

191 God love Ron DeSantis - and Grace Daniel. Well done.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (VpTlZ)

192 Malone states that McCullough asked him to report that people can get Omicron even if they had another variant. Upset me a bit, but they stressed that Omicron is mild and those who have natural immunity from another variant have the mildest cases.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (0TVNF)
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Based on anecdotal evidence, I think it is correct that you can get omicron even if you have had the other. I know a fair amount of people, including one in my own family, who have had this happen. And these are not people who go running off to be tested if they have a sniffle.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (wyw4S)

193 To access the comments on an old thread, you have to fiddle around with the URL

Very helpful, I shall apply this lesson and not respond in the old thread

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (KZzsI)

194 Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:05 PM (wyw4S)

And remember do NOT post on old threads

Happy New Year Bluebell!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (hOUT3)

195 It was that sniveling shit Thunberg that brought the Coof to the Antarctic.

No doubt in my mind

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 01, 2022 12:09 PM (sJHOI)

196 @158: "However, if you watch Rogan's interview of Malone, Malone states that McCullough asked him to report that people can get Omicron even if they had another variant."

And Malone let it slip early in the interview that he had COVID twice in 2020, long before omicron.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:09 PM (+WWsf)

197 *stands and salutes*
Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (cTCuP)

Dude...cover that thing, will ya?

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 12:09 PM (1Yy3c)

198 >>>And the destruction of meaning continues.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 01, 2022 12:06 PM (5NkmN)
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...the road goes on forever and the party never ends.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:09 PM (1Avgt)

199 IrishEi, I should add that the second timers I know had a very mild version the second time regardless of how bad or mild it was the first time.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:10 PM (wyw4S)

200 "Anthropogenic Climate Change is Real"

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Those Anthropogenes have a lot to answer for.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 12:10 PM (FVME7)

201 How old does a thread have to be before posting on it triggers WWIII?

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:10 PM (cTCuP)

202 Happy New Year Bluebell!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (hOUT3)
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Thank you, my dear! Same to you. I expect better things from 2022 and it better show up, I'm telling you.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:11 PM (wyw4S)

203 Unfortunately that trick does not work on the older Ace-o-space URL posts

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:11 PM (KZzsI)

204 How old does a thread have to be before posting on it triggers WWIII?
Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:10 PM (cTCuP)
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I don't think even Pixy knows that but that's a great question to ask him on one of his tech threads!

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:11 PM (wyw4S)

205 happy new year!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 01, 2022 12:11 PM (CqHIp)

206 Dude...cover that thing, will ya?
Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 12:09 PM (1Yy3c)

Well, okay. But what about the girls?

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (cTCuP)

207 Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (wyw4S)

Just like you can get multiple colds. But you can't get the same virus twice unless your immune system is broken.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (rKAyM)

208 CRT, is there one in particular you are trying for? I can take a crack at it for you if you want.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (wyw4S)

209 Happy Morning where everyone wakes up and realizes yesterday was merely Friday and today is Saturday!

Posted by: Oh right at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (+5yHl)

210 everyone just presumes he's scum now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:04 PM (KZzsI)
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How easy it is to turn one's opinion.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:07 PM (1Avgt)


Part of the problem is that so many of our vaunted political and public "heroes" have proven themselves to indeed be pure unadulterated scum!
I no longer feel the need to give them the benefit of the doubt!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (hOUT3)

211 Happy New Year, everyones.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (4I/2K)

212 >BTW I am openly flouting the county's mask order- I have been inside multiple commercial establishments lately and no one has said a word to me
Posted by: DB at January 01, 2022 11:56 AM (geLO

I stopped wearing a mask a few weeks ago except in the very crowded grocery store right before Christmas. No one has said a word to me either.

Posted by: all doubt removed at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (S2eH9)

213 After the year long vacation in sunny Southeast Asia, all days are freebies.

I'm thankful for each and every one.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 01, 2022 12:13 PM (KATBx)

214 A friend had Covid twice, 10 months apart. Omicron infects everyone because the spike protein is different enough that antibodies don't bind it. But the slower killer T cell response is intact, so it limits the severity of the infection.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 12:13 PM (bKdTl)

215 @186: "You will get nowhere. They see it as a distinction without a difference. And the destruction of meaning continues."

Even Andrew Sullivan is hammering this exact point these days, and he empathically says the destruction of meaning is deliberate. Replies in his Twitter feed are a cesspool of denial. Some people call him a TERF with a straight face too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:13 PM (+WWsf)

216 This is exactly correct.

The problem with the English Language is that there's not ever just one definition of a word. Technically at a very narrow range, that's true, but Gender has been used to describe sex for decades, and in the dictionary has always also included that as an alternate use of the term. Not just recent retconning or redefinition, but way back years ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:13 PM (KZzsI)

217 Nobody reads old comments anyway.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (bKdTl)

218 Some of Epstein's Lolitas were paid to lure other young girls into his orbit. "You just have to give him a massage and you'll make $300!". This doesn't excuse his behavior in any way by pointing out at least some of his victims were willing ones, who had not been taught well by their parents (most likely single moms) that there are some things you just don't.do.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (mNhhD)

219 Hate to throw a damper on things, but in the beginning, most of the girls went willingly, knowing full well that they'd be expected to engage in hanky panky at some level.

And they weren't from low income homes.

A family member of mine was approached early on, in the 90s ( late 80s?) and told she could party 24/7, and would meet rich and famous men, and there was no doubt that a certain amount of sexual behaviour was expected, mainly happy endings and the occasional blow job. She laughed it off.

As time went by they may have started taking advantage of low income girls and lying about what would happen, I have no idea.

I hope everyone involved gets the maximum punishment, just saying that some of these girls have reinvented themselves into completely innocent victims, and that just ain't the way it went down, at least not at first.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (l94/7)

220 Dersh is an attorney who is consistent on legal procedure and opinion, That's as much credit I give him. And in this day and age that's a rare trait.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (rKAyM)

221 sex is a term of art in biology.

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It's also a sport.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 12:15 PM (FVME7)

222 Back to person of year I was going to comment but switched numerous times
Ron DeSantis I think would be my pick, so far he seems to be the real thing.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:15 PM (2JoB8)

223 I no longer feel the need to give them the benefit of the doubt!

Yeah that's where I am now. The elite and powerful are all pedophiles until proven otherwise in my mind. If something comes up that plausibly accuses them, I'll assume that's true without strong evidence to the contrary.

CRT, is there one in particular you are trying for? I can take a crack at it for you if you want.

I dunno, just something before around 2012, back when a lot of the people who left were still around. I guess some still are I just never get to see them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:15 PM (KZzsI)

224 there are some things you just don't.do.
Posted by: JuJuBee at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (mNhhD)

Flashback to Gramma Farley...who civilized me as much as possible: "A LADY doesn't DO that!"

End of discussion.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:16 PM (cTCuP)

225 >>>Gender has been used to describe sex for decades, and in the dictionary has always also included that as an alternate use of the term. Not just recent retconning or redefinition, but way back years ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor a
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The commie rat bastards have been at it for a long time.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:16 PM (1Avgt)

226 This doesn't excuse his behavior in any way by pointing out at least some of his victims were willing ones

I agree, some girls are just slutty or stupid and will do anything at all to get money and fame. So I have to sleep with this nasty old toad, do I get paid? Wheeeee!!!! (throwing money in the air and buying ridiculous overpriced crap on Amazon)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

227 And in this day and age that's a rare trait.
Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (rKAyM)


True, but the phrase "weighed in the balance and found wanting" keeps coming to my mind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:16 PM (hOUT3)

228 @207: "Just like you can get multiple colds. But you can't get the same virus twice unless your immune system is broken."

Not true! It's not black or white; working or broken. You might be 95% or 99% certain that you won't get a full blown systemic infection that lands you in the hospital more than once, but that's not the same thing as not getting it again.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:17 PM (+WWsf)

229 But what about the girls?
Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:12 PM (cTCuP)

*Grabs a bunch of Ace bandages and a nuns outfit*

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 12:17 PM (1Yy3c)

230 CRT, I just accessed the comments from a thread on election night in 2016:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366743

There's a lot of fiddling you have to do but it does work!

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:17 PM (wyw4S)

231 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (l94/7)

I agree that the girls they recruited were mostly willing. They grew into their regret but that's why we have statutory laws to prevent predators from recruiting these vulnerable minors.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:18 PM (rKAyM)

232 Flashback to Gramma Farley...who civilized me as much as possible: "A LADY doesn't DO that!"

Every girl needs someone like that in their lives. Someone to get them straightened out and keep them from going too far. Someone they rely on to learn how to be a woman. But these days granny is Betty White and has a trash mouth and morals

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

233 Bluebell, thanks. Have saved your explanation. Odd that it just started happening. Has to be my virus control.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 12:18 PM (2NHgQ)

234
The Coof and its attendant panic led to us having both gKids visit us together on one day per week. I think that all four of use benefitted from that. This came at the expense of the gKids having almost no contacts with kids their own age during that period, however, and that is a decided negative outcome.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 01, 2022 12:18 PM (pNxlR)

235 I dunno, just something before around 2012, back when a lot of the people who left were still around. I guess some still are I just never get to see them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:15 PM (KZzsI)
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I'll take a look but there may have been a different system then. That was maybe before the "new comments thingy" button.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:19 PM (wyw4S)

236 Another Aussie has set himself on fire in front of some government buildings. So apparently 2022 is gonna be lit.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2022 12:19 PM (ZMraq)

237 I'll take a look but there may have been a different system then. That was maybe before the "new comments thingy" button.

I am certain it was and I think stuff is just inaccessible now. That's back when Pixie tried the variant comments that we could use to change color and fonts and font size and things went nuts for a while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:20 PM (KZzsI)

238 They grew into their regret but that's why we have statutory laws to prevent predators from recruiting these vulnerable minors.
Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:18 PM (rKAyM)


Hence the pedophile push to declare the age of reason/consent to be earlier and earlier.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:21 PM (hOUT3)

239 Not true! It's not black or white; working or broken. You might be 95% or 99% certain that you won't get a full blown systemic infection that lands you in the hospital more than once, but that's not the same thing as not getting it again.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:17 PM (+WWsf)

I guess I assumed one would know that by not getting it again means your immune system attacks the virus that ' you get' not allowing it to duplicate.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:21 PM (rKAyM)

240 Omicron Queen (parody)

https://www.bitchute.com/video/BGvYGGceg22r/

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:21 PM (IC0n9)

241 CRT -

From 1/1/12:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=325215

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:21 PM (wyw4S)

242 Another Aussie has set himself on fire in front of some government buildings. So apparently 2022 is gonna be lit.
Posted by: Kindltot

Phrasing?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 01, 2022 12:21 PM (OssQ4)

243 Nobody reads old comments anyway.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (bKdTl)

Hell, some of us barely read new comments.

Posted by: Robert, skimming like a boss at January 01, 2022 12:21 PM (1Yy3c)

244 I am also grateful for Ace and the cobs (and guest writers) who write interesting commentary and who kindly cover for each other when people are sick or away.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 01, 2022 12:22 PM (k49Sx)

245 Super old comments are still accessible by swapping the post number in the URL, but you likely won't get a fully formatted web page, and it'll take a long ass time for the hamsters to dig things outta the database.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:22 PM (+WWsf)

246 >>>I hope everyone involved gets the maximum punishment, just saying that some of these girls have reinvented themselves into completely innocent victims, and that just ain't the way it went down, at least not at first.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (l94/7)
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I think there's testimony that the girls were told that they would be better off when they left than they were when they joined.

He put one of the complainants through a music conservatory in Europe. When it was time for the quid pro quo she booked.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:22 PM (1Avgt)

247 New Years Eve when everyone was occupied the bint who thinks she's governor of NY doubled down and snuck in an extension of the mask mandate to February 1st. She's also going full throated vax mandates along with the new Marxist nut in charge of NYC. NY Delenda Est. They'll need a bigger exit door.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:23 PM (Sgh52)

248 need to add , the thing that always makes life bearable is AoS and all the great people here. Thanks Ace

Posted by: Cicero Skip at January 01, 2022 12:23 PM (FIrEF)

249 DC is a ghost town

https://www.bitchute.com/video/KhTGGqvtkivH/

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:23 PM (IC0n9)

250 Part of the problem is that so many of our vaunted political and public "heroes" have proven themselves to indeed be pure unadulterated scum! I no longer feel the need to give them the benefit of the doubt!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

To me, that's the beauty of the last few years. There were plenty of folks that were on or near the fence of not trusting supposed 'experts' in any field. Those experts have completely fooked themselves and many of those on the fence have now decided they will never fully trust an authority again.

It's a beautiful thing.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 12:23 PM (mD/uy)

251 Happy New Year everyone!

Anyone have any experience with Cars for Veterans? Heard bad things about Cars for Kids.

Posted by: Ghost of PugBoo at January 01, 2022 12:24 PM (ECubu)

252 I think more than a few of us here have changed nics along the way. I know I have. To be honest, I don't even remember what my original nic was. Thanks a lot, Brandon. You did this.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 01, 2022 12:24 PM (Xrfse)

253 Happy New Year horde. Didn't make it to m

Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 12:24 PM (uXonU)

254 236 Another Aussie has set himself on fire in front of some government buildings. So apparently 2022 is gonna be lit.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2022 12:19 PM (ZMraq)

This can't be real. No way.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:24 PM (cTCuP)

255 Phrasing?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist,
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... lighted?

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (1Avgt)

256 One more time.
Happy New Year horde.
Didn't make it to midnight.

Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (uXonU)

257 Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:18 PM (rKAyM)

No argument from me on that, although coming from a background in which all of my grandparents were married with children by the time they were 15, ( and my paternal grandmother by 13) I do find it somewhat ridiculous that people think 16 year olds can't be mature enough to consent to sex.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (l94/7)

258 Another Aussie has set himself on fire in front of some government buildings. So apparently 2022 is gonna be lit.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2022 12:19 PM (ZMraq).

That is so sad. I wonder how many of his countrymen even know this happened? I suspect their FNM and tech over lords are as bad as ours about smothering such stories that counter the WEF/commie narrative instead of following the usual "if it bleeds it leads" formula.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (3cGpq)

259 Feeling kinda Psalm 58ish today:

1 Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
Do you judge people with equity?
2 No, in your heart you devise injustice,
and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
....
6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!

Posted by: blaster at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (mbFEM)

260 Hiya K.T.

Happy New Year !

Posted by: JT at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (arJlL)

261 People here in the north Sacramento valley are openly defying governor lard-hair's latest mask mandate. Maybe 15% are wearing masks in grocery stores just to get along. They simply conform to be conformist. I don't hate them for that.

Posted by: 13times at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (lFHus)

262 I agree, some girls are just slutty or stupid and will do anything at all to get money and fame. So I have to sleep with this nasty old toad, do I get paid? Wheeeee!!!! (throwing money in the air and buying ridiculous overpriced crap on Amazon)
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:16 PM (KZzsI)

Some girls, and boys for that matter, have had minimal support or ethics education. They do know they have limited resources and few choices in their current state. Guiffre was abused at age 6 or seven and lived on the streets at age 13. Hard for me to call her slutty and fame seeking.

A few years back there was a country song about a girl named "Fancy", whose mom led her to a life of prostitution as her "only choice". Guiffre was let down and abused by nearly every adult she encountered.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (ONvIw)

263 People are focused on the wrong aspects of the Epstein story. That kind of perversion has been and always will be among us. It's a hydra. The alarming part is the authorities' lack of interest in sweeping up all the malefactors they can when they can, prosecuting Maxwell when she really ought to have received a cushy deal to nab others. Like the English/Muslim cases, there is an unwillingness to even pursue the matter. That is a harbinger of the collapse of a civilization. What exactly is the point of police and prosecutors in a nightmare state where a blind eye is turned to this?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (QU5/8)

264 Happy New Year, rick!

So sad that we don't have to differentiate between you, rickl and ricardokill anymore.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (l94/7)

265 243 Nobody reads old comments anyway.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 01, 2022 12:14 PM (bKdTl)

Hell, some of us barely read new comments.
Posted by: Robert, skimming like a boss at January 01, 2022 12:21 PM (1Yy3c)


Obligatory:

Wait, you mean there is content here? If only someone had told me...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (hOUT3)

266 @87 Someone clue me in on this VenMo thing...
Is it the same thing as PayPal? It's owned by PayPal so what's the difference???

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Here's a Forbes article that compares the two -

https://tinyurl.com/2p8awsyx

One key difference is that PayPal charges a fee for money transferred from a debit card. Venmo doesn't. Other differences are listed in the article.

Posted by: junior at January 01, 2022 12:27 PM (PTw5h)

267 @239: "I guess I assumed one would know that by not getting it again means your immune system attacks the virus that ' you get' not allowing it to duplicate."

Yeah, sorry, I'm being pedantic. Between this and the JK Rowling discussion, I'm kinda annoyed about this whole meaning of words thing, and I'm being a bit of a dork.

You can get COVID a second time, and it can duplicate enough that you feel your body responding, meaning headaches, swollen lymphs, aches, etc. I think it's easier to admit and accept that if you believe COVID isn't a panic worthy immediate death sentence.

I get annoyed when either side cuts out the grey area nuance.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:27 PM (+WWsf)

268 So sad that we don't have to differentiate between you, rickl and ricardokill anymore.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (l94/7)
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Or between you and Tami . My heart is still broken.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:27 PM (wyw4S)

269 Thanks Bluebell

I have seen a few nicks on there which I don't recall seeing for a while, are they still around?

Mama Winger
Joncelli
Lincolntf
William Teach
Chi-Town Jerry

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:27 PM (KZzsI)

270 She's also going full throated vax mandates along with the new Marxist nut in charge of NYC. NY Delenda Est.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:23 PM (Sgh52)

And favoring minorities in the distribution of Covid medication.

I am not kidding. We have Apartheid in NY!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (Q9lwr)

271 "A LADY doesn't DO that!"

End of discussion.
Posted by: creeper

Heh. I use that on the 12 little neighborhood urchins (all under 8 yrs old) when they are playing here.

Girls! Girls! Remember, we are Ladies here!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (mD/uy)

272 Some more names I wonder about

Palerider
phoenixgirl
mpfs
Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
Ed Anger

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

273 Fuck me, I really need to sweep and mop my floors.

Posted by: Robert, regretting looking at the bottom of his feet at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (1Yy3c)

274 6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Posted by: blaster

Now, that's my kind of prayer!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (FVME7)

275 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (QU5/

Exactly!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (l94/7)

276 "Anthropogenic Climate Change is Real"
--------------

"Unicorns are real."

"Patriotic Democrats are real."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (I+CQn)

277 Happy New Year, rick!

So sad that we don't have to differentiate between you, rickl and ricardokill anymore.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor

Agreed. :-(

Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (uXonU)

278 CRT, Mama Winger became a grandma and now we know her as grammie winger!

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (wyw4S)

279 Anyone have any experience with Cars for Veterans? Heard bad things about Cars for Kids.
___

Sounds like another scam.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (IC0n9)

280 Virginia Giuffre was fifteen years old and flying around the world in a private airplane. Of course she did what they asked.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (cTCuP)

281 I'm happy that AOC "you want to date me, right?" is having a bad start to the New Year.

On Twitter, someone posted the following defense of AOC:

In high school she won 2nd place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In a show of appreciation for her efforts, the MIT Lincoln Library named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez. She attended Boston University, where she had a John F. Lopez Fellowship.

During college, she interned in the immigration office for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. She graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011, double majoring in international relations and economics.

BEFORE YOU ATTACK ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON HER LEVEL.


Weird that a future Nobel Prize Winner ended up working as a bartender after graduation, isn't it?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (I2/tG)

282 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (Q9lwr)

Hello! HNY! How are you?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (l94/7)

283 Mama Winger
Joncelli
Lincolntf
William Teach
Chi-Town Jerry
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:27 PM (KZzsI)


Chi-Town Jerry pops up once in a while.

Mama Winger? Are you sure you don't mean grammie winger?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (ZSK0i)

284 New one on me learning from this Dr Malone interview is young girls to women the Fake Vax is messing with their periods and possibly reproduction future.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (2JoB8)

285 Thankful for God, family, the example of freedom set by the founding of the USA, this website and the people who frequent it.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris Saboteur and Kulak at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (PHxng)

286 That is a harbinger of the collapse of a civilization. What exactly is the point of police and prosecutors in a nightmare state where a blind eye is turned to this?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM (QU5/


Fish rot from the head first, as do politicians!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (hOUT3)

287 Gender has been used to describe sex for decades, and in the dictionary has always also included that as an alternate use of the term. Not just recent retconning or redefinition, but way back years ago.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Okay, so I went and looked in my giant Webster's International Dictionary from the 1950s.
And indeed, one of the definitions for gender is listed as "Sex, male or female. now colloquial"

Then there is a lo-o-ong definition regarding gender regarding to grammar. It's limitations and specifications.

There is also another definition from Shakespearean times listing gender as another way to say "kind" as in 'kind of flower' or some such thing.

So, I was wrongish about this. Gender was used to mean sex in some places in the before time but not generally, merely colloquially.

There you go. Meaning restored.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (5NkmN)

288 "And favoring minorities in the distribution of Covid medication.

I am not kidding. We have Apartheid in NY!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (Q9lwr)"

Can you get over that? I had to read it twice. It was blatantly racist and unconstitutional. White people need not apply for treatments? W the actual F.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (Sgh52)

289 Id list em all at once but the hamsters get surly

Y-not
Truck Monkey
IllTemperedCur
irongrampa
jem

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (KZzsI)

290 Christopher,

Mama Winger is now grammywinger .

I was wondering about joncelli too. He was a nice guy and I miss seeing him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (k49Sx)

291 I always thought "Cars for the Blind" was kind of strange.

Posted by: pawn at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (Cfk8j)

292 CBD from this Dr Malone interview you were worth more dead than alive to the hospital than you want to know

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (2JoB8)

293 I do find it somewhat ridiculous that people think 16 year olds can't be mature enough to consent to sex.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (l94/7)

Our current society infantilizes them until they are in their late 20s. I don't think most of them have the emotional maturity!

But in years past when kids were allowed to be kids but also expected to contribute with chores and good behavior and respect and church? That gave them the maturity you mention.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (Q9lwr)

294 Christopher, most of those people are still posting, perhaps just not when you are around.

The former cobs on that list, though, I haven't seen for a long time.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (wyw4S)

295 >>>Gender has been used to describe sex for decades, and in the dictionary has always also included that as an alternate use of the term. Not just recent retconning or redefinition, but way back years ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I went to my 1944 Webster's.

Gender is there.

There is a long history for the word.

It has Latin origin.

And in English it long been used to to describe the male and female sexes.

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (AkuVU)

296 Hi CRT. I think Lioncolntf flounced. MamaWinger became GrammyWinger and still posts some. Jonicelli I have seen once in a while, I think he is busy IRL and rarely posts. Don't recall Teach, Chi-Town Jerry has been on in the past month.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (3cGpq)

297 I do find it somewhat ridiculous that people think 16 year olds can't be mature enough to consent to sex.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (l94/7)

There is a world of difference between getting married young and having sex with strangers. I also think that, at 16, kids are not mature enough to understand consequences of their choices in a way that matters. Getting to 25 years old having been married for 10 years is not the same as getting to 25 and finding yourself sterile from STDs and used up like an old sock.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (eKvjl)

298 Trial never was about the girls it was about cleaning up the mess/tying up loose ends.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:32 PM (1Avgt)

299 @261 People here in the north Sacramento valley are openly defying governor lard-hair's latest mask mandate. Maybe 15% are wearing masks in grocery stores just to get along. They simply conform to be conformist. I don't hate them for that.

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Sadly, that's not the case in my part of LA County. Nearly everyone wears masks even in the parking lot.

I was leaving a store the other day. The exit is a bit odd, with a path that goes back past the entrance, and then turns the other way to form a switchback. By coincidence, there were quite a few people leaving the store at that time, and they were all moving along this switchback-style path. When I left the store, I immediately took off my mask. One gentleman who appeared to be in his late 60s or so, noticed me doing so and immediately took his off, as well. Everyone else present had their masks on.

Posted by: junior at January 01, 2022 12:32 PM (PTw5h)

300 Y-not
Truck Monkey
IllTemperedCur
irongrampa
jem
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (KZzsI)


I've seen the latter three, particularly irongrampa, posting...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 12:32 PM (ZSK0i)

301 I don't think even Pixy knows that but that's a great question to ask him on one of his tech threads!

Posted by: bluebell
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Pixy mentioned this morning about starting something new. Leave a question in his Sat. thread and will try to answer in his Sunday post.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 01, 2022 12:32 PM (ju2Fy)

302 Hey, CBD! It's good to see you. Sorry for cluttering up your inbox while you're sick. Get better soon. There are empty places in the HQ, even with yeoman efforts on the part of the cobs.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:32 PM (cTCuP)

303 I was wondering about joncelli too. He was a nice guy and I miss seeing him.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (k49Sx)
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I've thought about him a lot lately as well. I liked him and I hope he's okay. I remember that he was going through a rough patch with a divorce he didn't want, if I am recalling correctly (and please forgive me if I am not).

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (wyw4S)

304 A few years back there was a country song about a girl named "Fancy", whose mom led her to a life of prostitution as her "only choice". Guiffre was let down and abused by nearly every adult she encountered.

Yeah there are always some in that category too. Lots of Eastern Europe is in grinding, horrible poverty, just slums but the girls are super pretty so you can guess how that turns out.

That's where adults are supposed to protect and shelter these girls, not take advantage of their desperation and misery.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

305 New one on me learning from this Dr Malone interview is young girls to women the Fake Vax is messing with their periods and possibly reproduction future.
Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:29 PM (2JoB


That's been around but suppressed for a while now. IIRC, India stopped allowing Pfizer shot because of this concern!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (hOUT3)

306 Posted at American Thinker today:

The devil is real -- perhaps the most important thing for us to grasp. He isn't a mean guy in a red unitard. He is attractive, brilliant, gutsy, and evil beyond anything you and I can imagine. This world is not a cruise ship for our entertainment; it is a battleground and we're caught behind enemy lines. We don't have the courage to fight this war without God, but with Him we can do anything.

https://tinyurl.com/49h65k7j

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (IC0n9)

307 CBD from this Dr Malone interview you were worth more dead than alive to the hospital than you want to know

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (2JoB

Hi Skip!

I am not a fan of Malone. I think he is a shameless self promoter and has done very little science since his early days. He also isn't the "inventor" of the mRNA vaccine. He did very interesting early work on mRNA uptake into cells, and it was tremendously important, but there is no single inventor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (Q9lwr)

308 I've seen the latter three, particularly irongrampa, posting...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 12:32 PM (ZSK0i)


I see IG at least once a day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:34 PM (hOUT3)

309 I think there's testimony that the girls were told that they would be better off when they left than they were when they joined.

He put one of the complainants through a music conservatory in Europe. When it was time for the quid pro quo she booked.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:22 PM (1Avgt)

I think we have to accept that, for hookers, or for young girls fated to become hookers, the Epstein Island gig was a pretty soft touch, compared to some of the others out there. Gilded cage, and all that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 12:34 PM (P3gRi)

310 Then there is a lo-o-ong definition regarding gender regarding to grammar. It's limitations and specifications.

Yeah that's the problem with English, words have so many variations and meanings that it becomes difficult to be certain and dogmatic about it.

And neat to know about Grammie Winger one of my favorites.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:34 PM (KZzsI)

311 Tim in Illinois...what happened to him?

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (cTCuP)

312 love the image up top; gonna print a few stickers like that to put up here&there ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (IJMH4) at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (2bddc)

313 A few years back there was a country song about a girl named "Fancy", whose mom led her to a life of prostitution as her "only choice". Guiffre was let down and abused by nearly every adult she encountered.
Posted by: CN


Just a few short years ago. November 3rd, 1969.
Bobbie Gentry released it.
Reba McEntire made it a hit.

Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (uXonU)

314 249 DC is a ghost town

https://www.bitchute.com/video/KhTGGqvtkivH/
Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:23 PM (IC0n9)

To be fair, it was the observed federal holiday on Dec 31...so, this video was as bad as Kramer taping the empty aisles for seasonal Valentine prep at the Dollar Store...

That said, it's half-true b/c DC has still been a sh&thole, so fed gov has not been fast to bring all its folks back there, since the Metro wasn't working, crime was unbelievable, DC had crazy mandates, etc...

Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (exHjb)

315 276 "Anthropogenic Climate Change is Real"


I always hear that in Cartman's voice, seeing him stamping his foot.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (eKvjl)

316 85...but a different kind of scum than a parent who literally pimps out their little girl for money and a hope of future fame.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:43 AM (KZzsI)

Hey, now.
--mama Kardashian

Posted by: Flyover at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (Rbu5d)

317 I think we lost a lot of folks in the run-up to President Trump. Took a break myself, things were getting ugly, especially amongst the Daywalkers.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (l94/7)

318 Palerider
phoenixgirl
mpfs
Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
Ed Anger
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

Doing a very half-assed Bing search shows Palerider and Phoenixgirl posting within the last few days. NDH is on the Twats, isn't she?

Posted by: Robert, regretting looking at the bottom of his feet at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (1Yy3c)

319 The problem with the English Language is that there's not ever just one definition of a word. Technically at a very narrow range, that's true, but Gender has been used to describe sex for decades, and in the dictionary has always also included that as an alternate use of the term. Not just recent retconning or redefinition, but way back years ago.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:13 PM (KZzsI)
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It was a solecism used to avoid the blunt word "sex," and now is mainstreamed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (2PLLn)

320 Sorry for cluttering up your inbox while you're sick. Get better soon.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:32 PM (cTCuP)

No problem. My filters send your stuff to trash.

Thanks...I am trying my best! I am actually drinking some coffee right now! Almost civilized!

I haven't wathced the video you sent yet, but it looks interesting.

Thanks!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (Q9lwr)

321 @287: "So, I was wrongish about this. Gender was used to mean sex in some places in the before time but not generally, merely colloquially."

I could be wrong, but it seems like gender terms were generally used as adjectives, and sometimes used in place of sex nouns. However, people didn't go the other way around, and use sex nouns when gender terms were more appropriate.

And that's what's being deliberately changed nowadays.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (+WWsf)

322 There is a world of difference between getting married young and having sex with strangers. I also think that, at 16, kids are not mature enough to understand consequences of their choices in a way that matters. Getting to 25 years old having been married for 10 years is not the same as getting to 25 and finding yourself sterile from STDs and used up like an old sock.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 01, 2022 12:31 PM (eKvjl)

Exactly. The grandparents in this case married young and worked together on a life and family. They were probably raised with a philosophy of commitment and a worth ethic. Nobody took the time to raise and protect Guiffre and kids like her. Religion, especially Christianity, has been condemned and gutted and replaced by a society where (to paraphrase Dostoevsky) there is no God and everything is permitted.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (ONvIw)

323 I get annoyed when either side cuts out the grey area nuance.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:27 PM (+WWsf)

Amen - You gotta turn this into a 2022 slogan somehow...

Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (exHjb)

324 Obligatory:

Wait, you mean there is content here? If only someone had told me...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:26 PM

The best content in the blogosphere. I don't know how Ace and the Cobs do it, when nobody else can. Nothing comes close. CTH, perhaps, but that's just one guy, one perspective. There aren't enough "tags" to adequately describe exactly what AoSHQ is, content-wise. -- never mind this amazing community here in the comments. Long may it remain so, for we are all truly blessed by it all, and our cup is overflowing.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (OssQ4)

325 When I was sixteen I didn't have any trouble telling right from wrong.

I still did wrong, but I knew it.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:37 PM (cTCuP)

326 BEFORE YOU ATTACK ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON HER LEVEL.

Wait, what? She had some nerd do a science project for her in exchange for a handy and we're supposed to respect her for it? She's clearly an idiot who has gotten by on her boobs and willingness to give it up for over a decade now.

And anyway, what happened to the "don't punch down" thing? You're not allowed to punch up? I mean, assuming AOC is this brain child her resume claims, isn't she even more open to abuse based on that concept??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:37 PM (KZzsI)

327 The devil is real -- perhaps the most important thing for us to grasp. He isn't a mean guy in a red unitard. He is attractive, brilliant, gutsy, and evil beyond anything you and I can imagine. This world is not a cruise ship for our entertainment; it is a battleground and we're caught behind enemy lines. We don't have the courage to fight this war without God, but with Him we can do anything.

https://tinyurl.com/49h65k7j
Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (IC0n9)

We just got back from Las Vegas. Sunday we left after Mass at the Cathedral, just north of the Strip. The noon bells rung, so we said the Angelus prayer while walking south. When we got to the Amen, one of the homeless shambling down the street started yelling incoherently. It couldn't be clearer that he was in Satan's clutches.

Of course the Devil is real. If he weren't we'd all be in Eden.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (eKvjl)

328 Posted by: Nova
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I was kinda hoping DC stays a ghost town.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (IC0n9)

329 That's where adults are supposed to protect and shelter these girls, not take advantage of their desperation and misery.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

Yet, they do, after all if they weren't cagey sluts they would find another way, right?

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (ONvIw)

330 palerider posts pretty often. Illtemperedcur is still around. spurwing plover was last seen about seven years ago posting on disqus at jim treachers blog. ha!

Posted by: 13times at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (lFHus)

331 And Malone let it slip early in the interview that he had COVID twice in 2020, long before omicron.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:09 PM (+WWsf)


Good thing we found out that he is a traitor and a liar.

We off to get our fourth booster like Fauci says now? Wear you mask!

Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (ZMraq)

332 BEFORE YOU ATTACK ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON HER LEVEL.


AtC, you're up! I'm way too tall.

Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (uXonU)

333 Then there is a lo-o-ong definition regarding gender regarding to grammar. It's limitations and specifications.

Yeah that's the problem with English, words have so many variations and meanings that it becomes difficult to be certain and dogmatic about it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:34 PM (KZzsI)
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I think we need to get militant - i.e., be certain and dogmatic - about it to take the word back from the SJWs and assorted perverts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (2PLLn)

334 Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (wyw4S)

You are correct and he seemed to disappear during that, not surprisingly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 01, 2022 12:39 PM (k49Sx)

335 Actually MPfs posted recently, too.

Posted by: Robert, regretting looking at the bottom of his feet at January 01, 2022 12:39 PM (1Yy3c)

336 I do find it somewhat ridiculous that people think 16 year olds can't be mature enough to consent to sex.

Its not just about knowing right from wrong (even a 3 year old can do that and is often better at it than adults). Its about knowing consequences, meaning, and significance, having the wisdom to properly deal with something powerful and important.

Few if any 16 year olds are really ready for that, these days particularly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:39 PM (KZzsI)

337 There are only two ways to do things: God's way or the devil's way. There's no middle ground, no just being a "good" person, no reorganizing of society in "reimagined" ways. We have no need to reinvent the wheel -- it was round to begin with. All the Satanic ideas merely add pointed corners. They may plump some egos, but the overall result is always tragic.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:39 PM (IC0n9)

338 Mama Winger (became Grammie Winger, still with us)
Joncelli (haven't seen lately)
Lincolntf (seen within the last month or so)
William Teach (don't remember him)
Chi-Town Jerry (still active)
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:27 PM (KZzsI)

Hope this helps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 12:39 PM (P3gRi)

339 Based on anecdotal evidence, I think it is correct that you can get omicron even if you have had the other. I know a fair amount of people, including one in my own family, who have had this happen. And these are not people who go running off to be tested if they have a sniffle.
Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:08 PM (wyw4S)
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Hi bluebell, and Happy New Year! There have also been a few people here at the HQ who have reported family members with a double bout.

I was very happy to hear McCullough explain how to rid your nose and throat of viruses using the povidone iodine (Betadine) solution. It's a great thing to do if you suspect you've been exposed or even if you already have symptoms of any virus, whether COVID or the common cold.

When I was in EMS, we used to swab our nostrils with Betadine during winter cold and flu season. Was never sure how effective it was, but apparently there is something to it. For anyone interested: 1/2 tsp. Betadine to 1-1/2 oz. water for nasal spray. (The little bottles are available on Amazon.) I use distilled water just because.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 01, 2022 12:40 PM (0TVNF)

340 When I was sixteen I didn't have any trouble telling right from wrong.

I still did wrong, but I knew it.
Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD


*fist bump

Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 12:40 PM (uXonU)

341 I took a break from AOS for 4-5 months towards the end of Jan 2021 at the same time I was cutting fake book out of my life. I doubt anyone even noticed. If they ain't seeing me lately they're probably filtering me out as spam.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 01, 2022 12:40 PM (3cGpq)

342 Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style!

I'm glad there are positive things. Prayers up for you.

Posted by: Flyover at January 01, 2022 12:40 PM (Rbu5d)

343 328 Posted by: Nova
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I was kinda hoping DC stays a ghost town.
Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:38 PM (IC0n9)

As am I...I haven't been close to DC since this viral era started, and it's not b/c I'm worried about getting the virus by going!

That said, my daughter has been invited to sing at the Kennedy Center as part of one of her college choirs at the end of Jan, so my family might break the streak if that goes off...but knowing the area, it probably won't...

Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:40 PM (exHjb)

344 Thanks...I am trying my best! I am actually drinking some coffee right now! Almost civilized!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (Q9lwr)

*pour two ounces of Bailey's into USB port for CBD*

Glad to hear you're back on the mend. It's been weird around here without you.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:41 PM (cTCuP)

345 Yet, they do, after all if they weren't cagey sluts they would find another way, right?

Well no matter how much you protect some kids, they will go wild and wrong.

And as for the ones who go wrong despite not being bad sorts, well nobody was there to protect and help them. They didn't have proper protection and guidance, they were taken advantage of.

It happens to boys, too. Everyone seems to forget that, but there were underage boys at Epstein's little island bashes too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

346
The best content in the blogosphere. I don't know how Ace and the Cobs do it.

Hurrah Hurrah let's all hit the tip jar.

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 12:41 PM (AkuVU)

347 >>>The best content in the blogosphere. I don't know how Ace and the Cobs do it, when nobody else can. Nothing comes close. CTH, perhaps, but that's just one guy, one perspective. There aren't enough "tags" to adequately describe exactly what AoSHQ is, content-wise. -- never mind this amazing community here in the comments. Long may it remain so, for we are all truly blessed by it all, and our cup is overflowing.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (OssQ4)


Yes! Yes, indeed. I would be lost without this place and all of you. Happy New Year!

Posted by: Pony Tail at January 01, 2022 12:42 PM (tzZq2)

348 @339: "I use distilled water just because."

For a fun time, try a neti pot with tap water!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:42 PM (+WWsf)

349 For anyone interested: 1/2 tsp. Betadine to 1-1/2 oz. water for nasal spray. (The little bottles are available on Amazon.) I use distilled water just because.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 01, 2022 12:40 PM (0TVNF)
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Thank you for this! And yes, you are right to use distilled water, or water that has been boiled and cooled.

Posted by: bluebell at January 01, 2022 12:42 PM (wyw4S)

350 "Two weeks YEARS to NOT flatten the curve"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (ynpvh)

351 I think with some of the wealthier girls, it was more a matter of parents trying to be friends, or be the cool parents. I wouldn't say for sure that the parents knew what was going on, other than the girls were off on an island partying.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (l94/7)

352 Long may it remain so, for we are all truly blessed by it all, and our cup is overflowing.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 01, 2022 12:36 PM (OssQ4)


This x1000. I still have an ancient PaleMoon speed-dial page that must have twenty or more links to "political blogs" I once frequented on a regular basis. Now only ace and instapundit remain (at about a 100 to 1 click ratio).

This blog, the COBs, and the good people that frequent it, are a treasure in these troubled times!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (hOUT3)

353 Palerider
phoenixgirl
mpfs
Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
Ed Anger
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:28 PM (KZzsI)

Do you not read the threads? Palerider is still active, phoenixgirl is in THIS very thread. mpfs shows up once in a while, NDH quit, not sure abut Ed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (P3gRi)

354 One more time.
Happy New Year horde.
Didn't make it to midnight.
Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 12:25 PM (uXonU)

Yeah me either. Fighting the flu or some varient, who knows? Went to bed at 8. Woke up at 6. Let the dog out. Went back to bed.
Happy New Year...if it ain't lit, we can get matches.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (axyOa)

355 327 The devil is real -- perhaps the most important thing for us to grasp. He isn't a mean guy in a red unitard. He is attractive, brilliant, gutsy, and evil beyond anything you and I can imagine. This world is not a cruise ship for our entertainment; it is a battleground and we're caught behind enemy lines. We don't have the courage to fight this war without God, but with Him we can do anything.

https://tinyurl.com/49h65k7j
Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:33 PM (IC0n9)

I like the way you think, and the way CS Lewis thinks, and the fact that I am Jewish, does not make me deny how evil people are manipulating others much like Screwtape and Wormwood. They find the wants and desires and the soft areas of the ethical mind and infiltrate with "positive" outcomes. Eventually, it gets easier and easier.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (ONvIw)

356 When I was sixteen I didn't have any trouble telling right from wrong.

I still did wrong, but I knew it.
Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD

Ditto

Having a grounding in traditional morality doesn't make automatically make you a saint, but I've always believed that AMORALITY is way worse than IMORALITY

Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (mR6Gs)

357 CBD the monetary factor to hospitals has been around well over a year, as said that you had Covid worried me less than you were in a hospital.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (2JoB8)

358 "Few if any 16 year olds are really ready for that, these days particularly.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:39 PM (KZzsI)"

Very well said. There are a lot of temptations in this world especially with social media. At that age your don't have the benefit of wisdom, and desire obscures your moral judgment. I believe many of us, if we had a second chance at it, would do things differently at that age knowing what we do now. That why parents are important in helping their children see the consequences and ultimately help them make those judgments. BTW, where were their parents as these kids were netting around the world? Weren't they the least bit curious about anything? It doesn't seem that way.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (Sgh52)

359 Hope this helps.

Thanks everyone for info on these names.

I know Y-not left after the election, and I know some left the blog because they were nevertrump. William Teach may be one of those? He still has his blog out there (Pirate Cove) so he's still around. Maybe just too busy to hang with us.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (KZzsI)

360 IIRC,

Y-Not Flounced out during the 2016 primaries. Reason, TRUMP

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (ItDAh)

361 It happens to boys, too. Everyone seems to forget that, but there were underage boys at Epstein's little island bashes too.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

Nobody wants to talk about that because it isn't titillating. Young boys are much more vulnerable than girls, and more completely damaged by abuse.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (eKvjl)

362 The American experiment was built on four vital columns of steel.
They were Faith, Family, Freedom, and the Free-Markets. The American house appears to be crumbling and titling ever so quickly into a disastrous collapse. This is because the four principal pillars are being knocked out from under them. For the constitutional republic to stand, the four basic columns must be reinforced under the house. Starting with Faith.
Faith is the cornerstone. For when "Men have forgotten God", the house will undoubtedly crumble.

https://tinyurl.com/3jb3ercp

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (IC0n9)

363 1996 was when America started to embrace phail

Posted by: sven at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (Lzpvj)

364 Hurrah Hurrah let's all hit the tip jar.
Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 12:41 PM (AkuVU)

Done. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (cTCuP)

365 Nominalized adjective. I guess that's what they call adjectives that are commonly used as nouns. Sad, I thought there'd be a fun term like gerund, but no.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (+WWsf)

366 That said, it's half-true b/c DC has still been a sh&thole, so fed gov has not been fast to bring all its folks back there, since the Metro wasn't working, crime was unbelievable, DC had crazy mandates, etc...

Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (exHjb)
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Lot of politicng and money grubbing at those Christmas parties back home.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (1Avgt)

367 I work with a guy who got COVID twice and then after he got vaccinated got it a third time.

He said the third bout was the worst.

Posted by: blaster at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (mbFEM)

368 BTW, where were their parents as these kids were netting around the world? Weren't they the least bit curious about anything? It doesn't seem that way.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (Sgh52)

I have asked this question, and been told that often the parents are the willing participants. Degradation is apparently often generational in nature. See: Kardiashians.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (eKvjl)

369 Y-not
Truck Monkey
IllTemperedCur
irongrampa
jem
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:30 PM (KZzsI)

All active except for the first, AFAIK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (P3gRi)

370 Some of us were able to make better judgement at 16 then others, and we have the scars to prove it. That's from having a parent who actually gave a damn how you turned out.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (Sgh52)

371 350 "Two weeks YEARS to NOT flatten the curve"
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (ynpvh)

Viruses mutate. No lockdown will change that. Every year we get some new variant of influenza, some milder, some stronger. There are many coronavirus variants. Defying biology to achieve ignorance and power is dumb.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:46 PM (ONvIw)

372 359 Hope this helps.

Thanks everyone for info on these names.

I know Y-not left after the election, and I know some left the blog because they were nevertrump. William Teach may be one of those? He still has his blog out there (Pirate Cove) so he's still around. Maybe just too busy to hang with us.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (KZzsI)

Some people may not leave, but may go in and out of lurking based on life...when we start homeschooling again Monday, I'll probably be dropping only into the Sunday food thread on the regular with just scattered posts other than that, just b/c my time and energy are gonna be back in "gotta get stuff done" gear vs "relax on holiday" gear...I'm sure that happens to a lot of posters with kids/jobs/volunteer stuff/etc...

Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:46 PM (exHjb)

373 362 Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (IC0n9)

Amen, a powerful America needs energy abundance, material abundance, the moral backbone to meet challenges when needed, and the character to enthusiastically approach adversity.

People are tired of being American, so we won't be much longer history span wise.

Posted by: sven at January 01, 2022 12:46 PM (Lzpvj)

374 I've not seen any of my old nics as being missed. Screw your guys !

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:46 PM (rKAyM)

375 https://tinyurl.com/2p9fcdx6
Women of the world's armies, there are some cuties in the IDF

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:47 PM (2JoB8)

376 Young boys are much more vulnerable than girls, and more completely damaged by abuse.

I wonder if that's not what contributes to a lot of the crazy evil in Islam. All those raped young boys growing up damaged and enraged, turned against non-Muslims as a weapon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:47 PM (KZzsI)

377 I've not seen any of my old nics as being missed. Screw your guys !
Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:46 PM (rKAyM)


Perhaps you could list some of those nics?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 12:47 PM (ZSK0i)

378 I mean, assuming AOC is this brain child her resume claims, isn't she even more open to abuse based on that concept??

It's very odd that not a single financial firm in New York was willing to hire a young, attractive minority who co-majored in economics and was allegedly one of the best students at her university. There are aspects to AOC's biography that have not been revealed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 01, 2022 12:48 PM (I2/tG)

379 I was very happy to hear McCullough explain how to rid your nose and throat of viruses using the povidone iodine (Betadine) solution.

For anyone interested: 1/2 tsp. Betadine to 1-1/2 oz. water for nasal spray. (The little bottles are available on Amazon.) I use distilled water just because.
Posted by: IrishEi

I've been gargling with povidone iodine solution for a couple weeks now. Started up when all the Christmas parties and such got into full swing. Of course, it's unknown how much good it did me but it can't hurt.

And the party I was at yesterday had three kids with fevers and wicked rutzy noses - so, there's that.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 12:48 PM (mD/uy)

380 People want God's blessings without following Him.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:48 PM (IC0n9)

381 >>>For when "Men have forgotten God", the house will undoubtedly crumble.

https://tinyurl.com/3jb3ercp

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:44 PM (IC0n9)
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Amen

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:48 PM (1Avgt)

382 There are many coronavirus variants.
Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:46 PM (ONvIw)

QAnon! QAnon! QAnon!!!!!

Posted by: Your Average Democrat Voter at January 01, 2022 12:48 PM (1Yy3c)

383 It was a solecism used to avoid the blunt word "sex," and now is mainstreamed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 01, 2022 12:35 PM (2PLLn)

I used to work at a company that gave "verbal warnings" to employees, as opposed to "written warnings." They didn't want to say "oral warning," because that sounds perverted.

Of course it was correct grammatically, but whatever...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:48 PM (Q9lwr)

384 If a hot teacher tried to seduce me at 14 or 15 I would have been butter in her hands.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 12:48 PM (rKAyM)

385 376 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:47 PM (KZzsI)

Islam has a lot of programming and a lot of permission giving.

Posted by: sven at January 01, 2022 12:49 PM (Lzpvj)

386 I appreciate this place, so I hit the tip jar. Even a few dollars here and there will keep the boss in Val-u-rite and shelving.

Posted by: PabloD at January 01, 2022 12:49 PM (+0Dog)

387 "I have asked this question, and been told that often the parents are the willing participants. Degradation is apparently often generational in nature. See: Kardiashians.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (eKvjl)"

I believe you're correct. People have odd desires and goals for their children and many are willing to look the other way it out far to much trust in people they shouldn't. There was an incident here years ago where people were letting their children go to a "talent scout" in NYC. "Everyone was doing it" and some kids got spots on programs and commercials. But then it was uncovered there was a lot of abuse going on. Then people were shocked when they really shouldn't have been. Their personal desires overwhelmed their common sense and judgment.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:49 PM (Sgh52)

388 I wonder about wickedpinto I know he shows up from time to time. I think he is an expat now.

He had a unique style. Not sure if it was meth or mental illness or just a fully realized online persona.

Posted by: blaster at January 01, 2022 12:49 PM (mbFEM)

389 I'm sure that happens to a lot of posters with kids/jobs/volunteer stuff/etc

I imagine it does. I post a lot more here when I am otherwise unable to do anything (sick or weakened by doing too much). It always embarrasses and shames me when I see my name on the top 10 posters. I don't have that much intelligent or interesting to say, why do I post so much?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:49 PM (KZzsI)

390 Penn Hospice.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 01, 2022 12:49 PM (QWHnR)

391 Steve and Cold Bear is another one who disappeared in the last year or two. He did pop
in at least once in the last few months. So maybe he's just lurking.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 12:50 PM (QU5/8)

392 370 Some of us were able to make better judgement at 16 then others, and we have the scars to prove it. That's from having a parent who actually gave a damn how you turned out.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (Sgh52)

And in the absence of a good parent, a good role model. One of my friends had very lousy parents who made one great choice. They sent her and her brother to a Catholic school back in the 60s, with tough nuns and strong rules and faith and values. The values may have said (though not so directly)" your parents suck", but they did suck, so that's ok.
Both kids grew into people who were better than their mom and dad.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:50 PM (ONvIw)

393 I have to admit, the COVID hoax is making it hard to remain a heathen. It's beginning to appear there is no earthly solution to this mess.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:50 PM (cTCuP)

394 People want God's blessings without following Him.
Posted by: SMH

Isn't that the truth!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 12:50 PM (mD/uy)

395 He said the third bout was the worst.
Posted by: blaster at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (mbFEM)
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That makes sense. Malone explained why that would be the case in the podcast, and also explained why people who have already had the virus shouldn't get the vaccine because they have a much higher likelihood of bad reactions.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 01, 2022 12:50 PM (0TVNF)

396 as said that you had Covid worried me less than you were in a hospital.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:43 PM (2JoB

Skip, I am very, very glad I was in a hospital. I think my care was quite competent and they were not trying to keep me there any longer than necessary.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 12:51 PM (Q9lwr)

397 The constant babying, or less offensively, the soft bigotry of low expectation with regards to teenagers has definitely led to them being far less mature. It's one of the more serious problems of modern times, imo.







Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:51 PM (l94/7)

398 370 Some of us were able to make better judgement at 16 then others, and we have the scars to prove it. ...
Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:45 PM (Sgh52)
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Yeah, but I was able to get Dad's Apache 10 out of that ditch before he knew it.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:51 PM (1Avgt)

399 Was there anything you appreciated during 2020 or 2021?

AoS, of course, and the rise of uncensored media on Gab, Rumble, Twitch, Telegram, Free Atlantis, etc. bringing us the laughs and bringing us the goods.

Posted by: t-bird at January 01, 2022 12:52 PM (n/x6m)

400 Then people were shocked when they really shouldn't have been. Their personal desires overwhelmed their common sense and judgment.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:49 PM (Sgh52)

Sort of like trusting Mitch and Paul Ryan to follow through with their promises. We like to trust people who offer good things.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:52 PM (ONvIw)

401 He had a unique style. Not sure if it was meth or mental illness or just a fully realized online persona.

I think it was lots and lots of liquor. I hope he's doing better now, it sounds like he is. But he was always entertaining.

It's very odd that not a single financial firm in New York was willing to hire a young, attractive minority who co-majored in economics and was allegedly one of the best students at her university.

Yeah like you said, why was she tending bar then? With that resume, and her appearance and background she couldn't get better work? Really??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:52 PM (KZzsI)

402 2020 and 2021? Thankful that I moved from California to Idaho on the last day of 2019 and my wife sold her business there. Same size house, 1/3rd the price. Taxes are affordable. Only time I have to wear a mask is when I go on the college campus (would make a good thread on how insurance companies are driving mask mandates at certain events or locations). Bought a gun for the wife and she knows how to handle, use, and clean it. People are friendlier, with almost none of the anger that was prevalent in the SF Bay Area.

Posted by: ID Gent at January 01, 2022 12:52 PM (6cU3l)

403 Was there anyone you appreciated during 2020 or 2021?

My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
My husband.
My kids.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:53 PM (IC0n9)

404 Yeah, but I was able to get Dad's Apache 10 out of that ditch before he knew it.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:51 PM (1Avgt)

LOL! I came close. Got the '58 Chevy hauled out of the snow. Unfortunately, Dad woke up when I drove it in the driveway with snow packed in all four wheels.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 12:53 PM (cTCuP)

405 394 People want God's blessings without following Him.
Posted by: SMH

Isn't that the truth!
Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 12:50 PM (mD/uy)
-----------------

Aw, come on, man.



Posted by: Joey B. at January 01, 2022 12:53 PM (1Avgt)

406 Hillary looks skinny and almost unrecognizable in that clip above. Almost attractive.

To a point.

But it's instructive that the camera keeps going back on her. The media always loved Hillary and a cult was already coalescing around her by that point.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 12:54 PM (mR6Gs)

407 First and foremost, being blessed to have been born and live in the greatest country on earth regardless of situations, followed up by Faith, Family, and Firearms..

Posted by: Sua Sponte at January 01, 2022 12:54 PM (ilWTM)

408 @367: "He said the third bout was the worst."

Lots of complaints about booster side affects, but that seems most common in people who had very mild cases in the past. More serious cases seem to do better with the boosters. Personally, I felt some lymph node stuff, but that's just my immune system ramping up, and not COVID specific.

Sometimes it's hard to tell if the difference between infection taking hold and normal but aggressive immune response. I suspect most people don't stop and think about the difference.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 12:54 PM (+WWsf)

409 "Yeah, but I was able to get Dad's Apache 10 out of that ditch before he knew it.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 12:51 PM (1Avgt)"

Among many things my dad was a combat medic. He once said if I break you I can fix you. There won't be anyone else involved. Lol

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:54 PM (Sgh52)

410 "explained why people who have already had the virus shouldn't get the vaccine because they have a much higher likelihood of bad reactions."
Posted by: IrishEi at January 01, 2022 12:50 PM (0TVNF)

I already didn't trust Fauci cuz of his mask flip flop but sort of thought that might have been for greater good to stop the runs on PPE that HWCs actually needed early on. When the CDC/FDA came with "you should still get jabbed even if you know you already had covid-19" I realized they are just greedy and evil.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 01, 2022 12:54 PM (3cGpq)

411 The constant babying, or less offensively, the soft bigotry of low expectation with regards to teenagers has definitely led to them being far less mature.

I think the entire category of teenager is part of the problem. We've created this nonsense halfway age where you're still a kid but get benefits of being an adult, so you can peter pan through life into your 20s.

Its been a century or so by now but it used to be you were declared grown up at a certain age (today you are a man/woman), and were expected to act responsibly. Sure you were a trainee so people gave you some benefit of the doubt but there was not this hazy inbetween stage.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:54 PM (KZzsI)

412 The best content in the blogosphere. I don't know how Ace and the Cobs do it, when nobody else can. Nothing comes close. CTH, perhaps, but that's just one guy, one perspective. There aren't enough "tags" to adequately describe exactly what AoSHQ is, content-wise. -- never mind this amazing community here in the comments. Long may it remain so, for we are all truly blessed by it all, and our cup is overflowing.
Posted by: Taqiyyologis

My sentiments, but better than I could ever say it. thank you ace and cobs!

Posted by: Infidel at January 01, 2022 12:55 PM (qpolg)

413 CBD if it happens to me your words will make me feel better.

But really thinking of doing this nasal wash thing for my sinus issues.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 12:55 PM (2JoB8)

414 Yeah, but I was able to get Dad's Apache 10 out of that ditch before he knew it.
Posted by: Braenyard

He probably knew about it - he just didn't say anything about it.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 01, 2022 12:55 PM (mD/uy)

415 "My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
My husband.
My kids.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 12:53 PM (IC0n9)"

Amen. The more the Lord comes into my life, the better it gets. He certainly has my attention now.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 12:55 PM (Sgh52)

416 Just wondering -- for those languages that use gender, the distinction has very little to do with biology. The ones I know about are 'masc', 'fem', and 'neut' and are not ties to sex at all.

Maybe we should emphasize the neuter gender for those unfortunates who do not have a place in English.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 01, 2022 12:56 PM (MIKMs)

417 Malone might be a natural self-promoter---who isn't these days?---but I don't think he's untrustworthy.

Trump and Musk and other people with genuine things to say are also self-promoters. It's not a deal-breaker.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 12:56 PM (mR6Gs)

418 Almost attractive.

God help me, I've always thought young Hillary was a 1. But her personality has always been a 0, and she's probably always smelled like urine.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 12:56 PM (QU5/8)

419 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 12:54 PM (KZzsI)


Yes!

And don't you go disappearing. Post away, you always have great things to say!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 01, 2022 12:57 PM (l94/7)

420 Another Aussie has set himself on fire in front of some government buildings. So apparently 2022 is gonna be lit.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2022 12:19 PM (ZMraq)

Gives new meaning to "Shrimp On The Barbie"...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 01, 2022 12:57 PM (R/m4+)

421 irongrampa posted early this morning, at 1:22am, at least.

Posted by: t-bird at January 01, 2022 12:57 PM (8DRUP)

422 Just dropped some bucks on the Big Guy.

We all love this place.

Give what you can and make this a Happy New Year for the our proprietor.

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (AkuVU)

423 399 Was there anything you appreciated during 2020 or 2021?

I was just telling the spouse how grateful I was that the Almighty saw fit to leave my Polish guest here longer - the Lord works in mysterious ways, but when you see it, it does really become powerful.

I appreciate everything about my life, the good and the bad. When you're been in the military, and when you've already had parents who've both been through stage 4s of cancer and died, you can see how bad life can be...so, when the Almighty graces you with something better for now, it's worth appreciating...

Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (exHjb)

424
Gives new meaning to "Shrimp On The Barbie"...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 01, 2022 12:57 PM (R/m4+)

Is he a short guy?/

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (ONvIw)

425 205 happy new year!
Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 01, 2022 12:11 PM (CqHIp)

There ya go, Christopher.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (P3gRi)

426
God help me, I've always thought young Hillary was a 1. But her personality has always been a 0, and she's probably always smelled like coyote urine.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 12:56 PM (QU5/

FIFY

Posted by: naturalfake at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (5NkmN)

427 Is he a short guy?/
Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (ONvIw)

Not anymore.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 01, 2022 12:59 PM (R/m4+)

428 Faith, Family, Freedom, Free markets...all despised by the communists. Go figure.

Posted by: CN at January 01, 2022 12:59 PM (ONvIw)

429 Almost attractive.

God help me, I've always thought young Hillary was a 1. But her personality has always been a 0, and she's probably always smelled like urine.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 01, 2022 12:56 PM (QU5/

Bill--who never had any trouble pulling tail--saw something in her, and I don't buy that they were plotting to take over the world in 1969 or whenever they met, and that it was a business arrangement.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (mR6Gs)

430 It's 2022. I'm not going to flatten the curve, I'm going to throat punch it.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (Sgh52)

431 Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 12:56 PM (mR6Gs)

Fair point, but self-promotion in science has always been a ticklish subject. The tradition that one's work stands alone, and that its promotion was dependent on its quality and the thoughts of the peers who read it has always been powerful.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (Q9lwr)

432 @418: "... and she's probably always smelled like urine."

Thankfully, she's not a red wine drinker, and martinis wash outta pant suits easily.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (+WWsf)

433 There ya go, Christopher.

Yay! the more ettes the better, in my book.

God help me, I've always thought young Hillary was a 1.

She was, in pictures. But in action, with speaking? She curled your testes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (KZzsI)

434 "Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (exHjb)"

I was reading John 14, Romans 8 and especially 2 Corinthians 5 today for some real perspective.

Feed the Spirit, Heal the Flesh.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 01:02 PM (Sgh52)

435 Just thought, Dr Malone getting de-platformed all at once by many outlets seems to have made him into a self promoter or die fading away into the shadows.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 01:03 PM (2JoB8)

436 Today is a gloomy rainy day that was supposed to be reserved for indoor chores, of which there are far too many, but noooo I had to start by clicking on the Saturday Morning Coffee Thread, and I am still here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:03 PM (hOUT3)

437 The ones I know about are 'masc', 'fem', and 'neut' and are not ties to sex at all.

Yeah, its a grammatical designation for how verbs are conjugated, and how words are ended. For years now my brother has wondered about what happens when the knucklehead leftists realize this about all romance languages in that heaven of all utopias Europe.

I did read a bit on this blog about some idiots in France trying to de-gender their language, but the French do not play that. They're super protective of their language.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:03 PM (KZzsI)

438 She curled your testes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


You're one of our authors, aren't you? I want to see you work that phrase into a dialog.

Posted by: t-bird at January 01, 2022 01:03 PM (dYmWY)

439 I appreciate everything about my life, the good and the bad. When you're been in the military, and when you've already had parents who've both been through stage 4s of cancer and died, you can see how bad life can be...so, when the Almighty graces you with something better for now, it's worth appreciating...
Posted by: Nova local at January 01, 2022 12:58 PM (exHjb)

I think it becomes harder and harder, as life goes on, to see the "good" and "bad" as separate. They are merely different sides of the same flow of life.

As an example, if one takes on the responsibility of a pet, you know there's a very good chance the thing is going to die in your lifetime. Do you choose not to take on a pet, for this reason? So be it. Do you choose not to take on a pet for this reason? So be it, but the former is living, the latter is avoiding living.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2022 01:04 PM (jETJj)

440 God help me, I've always thought young Hillary was a 1.

She was, in pictures. But in action, with speaking? She curled your testes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (KZzsI)


Oh, come now. She wasn't a gargoyle, but let's not go overboard.

Young Hillary! was very average at best.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 01, 2022 01:04 PM (5NkmN)

441 ust thought, Dr Malone getting de-platformed all at once by many outlets seems to have made him into a self promoter or die fading away into the shadows.
Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 01:03 PM (2JoB

I'm about halfway through the interview, I'm finding very insightful.

Posted by: spypeach at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (cj82h)

442
In high school she won 2nd place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In a show of appreciation for her efforts, the MIT Lincoln Library named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.

That's nothing. I had a whole STAR named after me. It only cost sixty bucks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (63Dwl)

443 Bill--who never had any trouble pulling tail--saw something in her, and I don't buy that they were plotting to take over the world in 1969 or whenever they met, and that it was a business arrangement.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (mR6Gs)

A Hillbilly like Billy Jeff probably thought she had money and her family had money so he married her for the money knowing he could rape around and she would be grateful for the time off. Nasty pair those two.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (R/m4+)

444
Delilah had a good year. We've never been a large operation, rely on our own physical and financial resources and we breed very infrequently, but in the last 20 years we've had three #1 Borzoi: Delilah, her grandmother Lacey (2002-2004) and uncle Dutch ("the Beeg Boy") in 2014. All bred by us.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (/U27+)

445 @431: "The tradition that one's work stands alone ..."

It might be interesting to go back through some of his old biographical blurbs and see when "one of the inventors" dropped the communal part. Maybe it was never there, or maybe it disappeared along the way, intentionally or not.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (+WWsf)

446 You guys really thought Hillary was attractive at her best? I just don't see it. She's always had cankles and that rabbit mouth.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (rKAyM)

447 Young Hillary! was very average at best.
Posted by: naturalfake at January 01, 2022 01:04 PM (5NkmN)


-1 at her best!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (hOUT3)

448 Always see them in the dorm room, cross legged on the floor, smoking pot, and plotting.

Don't know whether they were romantically in love but they were in love with each other's plan.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 01:06 PM (1Avgt)

449 Just thought, Dr Malone getting de-platformed all at once by many outlets seems to have made him into a self promoter or die fading away into the shadows.
Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 01:03 PM (2JoB

This is a good point.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 01:06 PM (mR6Gs)

450 Speaking of missing nics, what happened to willow?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (DTX3h)

451 @448: "Don't know whether they were romantically in love but they were in love with each other's plan."

Ambition bordering on craziness can be very attractive to some people.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (+WWsf)

452 God help me, I've always thought young Hillary was a 1.
---------------
She was, in pictures. But in action, with speaking? She curled your testes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (KZzsI)

Did you mean curdled?

When she was a college student, she was a dog. When she was First "Lady," they had all the best Hollowwood makeup artists trying to make her look good. It kinda worked. But then, they could make ME look like a hot chick, so...

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (jETJj)

453 All bred by us.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (/U27+)


H7, that is a non-trivial life accomplishment for you guys. And good for Delilah!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (hOUT3)

454 What did I appreciate in 2020 or 2021?
Ace of Spades!!!! That's what.
Keep it comin' in 22.

Posted by: Chuck Moss at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (91ZPR)

455 436 Today is a gloomy rainy day that was supposed to be reserved for indoor chores, of which there are far too many, but noooo I had to start by clicking on the Saturday Morning Coffee Thread, and I am still here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:03 PM (hOUT3)

It's worse if you have Bailey's. Noon and I can't see the kitchen counters. We won't even begin to discuss the pile of laundry. At least I got the Christmas stuff put away.

Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (cTCuP)

456 Have a great New Year's Day Horde. Off to watch the Domers get buried by the Cowboys. And eat nachos, but mostly eat nachos.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (2NHgQ)

457 I recall seeing a photo of a young Bill and Hillary and Hillary had really nice tits.

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 01:08 PM (1Yy3c)

458 Always see them in the dorm room, cross legged on the floor, smoking pot, and plotting.

Don't know whether they were romantically in love but they were in love with each other's plan.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 01:06 PM (1Avgt)

Well yeah, they were into each other's bullshit, but that doesn't mean they had Bill's political ascent mapped out,
That's giving them WAY too much credit.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 01:08 PM (mR6Gs)

459 That said, it's half-true b/c DC has still been a sh&thole, so fed gov has not been fast to bring all its folks back there, since the Metro wasn't working, crime was unbelievable, DC had crazy mandates, etc...
Posted by: Nova local



The Metro under normal circumstances is meh. It's moved towards craptastic mode in recent months due to the derailment a few months back. Incompetent doesn't even cover it. Why yes, I do take the Metro to work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 01, 2022 01:08 PM (ppL7t)

460 Malone is just fighting back.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 01:08 PM (rKAyM)

461 How exactly did Hillary become a thing? She never had a charismatic bone in her body and always seemed unpleasant to me.
Obviously being married to BJ helped a lot.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at January 01, 2022 01:08 PM (eGTCV)

462 Bill hooked up with Hill because she was bisexual and would bring in girls for threesomes.

Posted by: davidt at January 01, 2022 01:09 PM (xxQ3u)

463 Posted by: creeper--PUREBLOOD at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (cTCuP)

I am sure there is an island in my kitchen somewhere...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:09 PM (hOUT3)

464 Have a great New Year's Day Horde. Off to watch the Domers get buried by the Cowboys. And eat nachos, but mostly eat nachos.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 01, 2022 01:07 PM (2NHgQ)

Speaking of Cowboys. Dan Reeves passed this morning from dementia.

I remember him when he came to NJ to coach The Giants.
He seemed like a nice guy.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 01:09 PM (mR6Gs)

465 I don't want flattened curves.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2022 01:09 PM (4I/2K)

466 Bill hooked up with Hill because she was bisexual and would bring in girls for threesomes.
Posted by: davidt at January 01, 2022 01:09 PM (xxQ3u)

So you're saying at one point she was likable.

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (1Yy3c)

467 The ONE Apologetics Book EVERY CHRISTIAN Should Read in 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDRW0It-7zY

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (IC0n9)

468 Bill--who never had any trouble pulling tail--saw something in her, and I don't buy that they were plotting to take over the world in 1969 or whenever they met, and that it was a business arrangement.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 01, 2022 01:00 PM (mR6Gs)

A Hillbilly like Billy Jeff probably thought she had money and her family had money so he married her for the money knowing he could rape around and she would be grateful for the time off. Nasty pair those two.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 01, 2022 01:05 PM (R/m4+)

Yeah, at these Ivy League skrewels, they DO recruit them and groom them. The deals with the devil happen early for some. I don't have any doubt it did for both of these jackholes.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (jETJj)

469 Bill hooked up with Hill because she was bisexual and would bring in girls for threesomes.
Posted by: davidt at January 01, 2022 01:09 PM (xxQ3u)


Best explanation I have ever heard!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (hOUT3)

470 Young Hillary was attractive in the way most Young women are.

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (AkuVU)

471 I would like to think there some people of the left who are decent people-wrong but decent. I sure haven't seen many.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 01, 2022 11:39 AM (eGTCV)

___

My neighbors. Good peeps, 100% wrong on politics. I like them. And it's weird for me to say that.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at January 01, 2022 01:11 PM (OalnH)

472 Young Hillary was attractive in the way most Young women are.
Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (AkuVU)

Youth is wasted on the young.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2022 01:11 PM (4I/2K)

473 Hillary looks skinny and almost unrecognizable in that clip above. Almost attractive.

Yes, she does.

Posted by: The Elephant Man at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (Xrfse)

474
Young Hillary was attractive in the way most Young women are.
Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (AkuVU)

________

The way young women are or the way young women are attractive to young men?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (/U27+)

475 Young Hillary was attractive in the way most Young women are.
Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (AkuVU)

Yes, she had breasts and unmottled skin.

Other than that....

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (jETJj)

476 Was there anything you appreciated during 2020 or 2021?

The Texas MoMe!

Posted by: Gref at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (AMIL/)

477 It depends on the State.

17 will get you 20 doesn't anymore.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (rDgjh)

478 Hey, Hrothgar and Creeper. I've just been hanging around here too. Procrastination is the word of the day.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (Y+l9t)

479 I recall seeing a photo of a young Bill and Hillary and Hillary had really nice tits.
Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 01:08 PM (1Yy3c)

So does Ghislaine Maxwell, and she's not such a skank.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 01, 2022 01:13 PM (P3gRi)

480 Procrastination is the word of the day.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (Y+l9t)


"Sloth"--it is easier to type!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:14 PM (hOUT3)

481 The way young women are or the way young women are attractive to young men?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Face down, butt up.

Posted by: rickb223 Pureblood - non-GMO at January 01, 2022 01:14 PM (uXonU)

482 Young Hillary apparently had body odor that knocked people flat.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 01, 2022 01:14 PM (mNhhD)

483 Nood Gardening Thread.

Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 01:14 PM (1Yy3c)

484 "Ugly" has very little to do with looks. There are a lot of ugly people in politics and the Clintons happen to be two of them.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 01, 2022 01:15 PM (mDOFc)

485 Did you mean curdled?

Either way, really.

Hillary became a thing like every Democrat president's wife does: every journalist and lefty pundit thnks they're the next Jackie Kennedy and heaps ridiculous unearned and excessive praise on them.

And she was Co-President, remember!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

486 . I don't have that much intelligent or interesting to say, why do I post so much?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Disagree CT. I skim alot but you're comments are almost always read. Appreciate your perspective.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * operating in the shade at January 01, 2022 01:16 PM (161L0)

487 Young women are generally attractive. Hillary wa not an exception.

Posted by: TC at January 01, 2022 01:16 PM (AkuVU)

488
I think God gave me a mystery to solve at the very beginning of the pandemic to keep me sane. It's now been two years of research and I can't say that I've solved it. But my brain has really had to work overtime.

I'd be a little more appreciative if I could prove something definitively.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 01, 2022 01:16 PM (dQvv7)

489 GARDEN NOOD IS UP

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at January 01, 2022 01:17 PM (2JoB8)

490 I admire Elon Musk, especially lately with his pushback of the stupidity that surrounds us. He interview with Babylon Bee is great.

I also admire DeSantis for doing the same thing.

Who has been more effective?

DeSantis.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 01:17 PM (rDgjh)

491 The annual New Years Day Plunge lost some of its zip this year. Not quite as impressive when it's 50 degrees and raining.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 01, 2022 01:18 PM (ZLI7S)

492 16 is, I believe, the national age of consent, but its super creepy if you're over 18 to be with someone that young. And especially these days I think its too young. Even in the old days when kings were marrying 14 year olds, the peasants had to wait until the guy usually had some kind of reasonable home and job to wed.

Those may-december political weddings weren't about attraction, they were about money and power, and getting allies the old fashioned way: family.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:18 PM (KZzsI)

493 Someone, it may have been Abraham Lincoln but possibly someone else, said something to the effect that at 20 you have the face God gave you but at 40 you have the face you earned on your own.

That applies to Hillary.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at January 01, 2022 01:18 PM (eGTCV)

494 Most women are attractive when they are young. Nature's way of propagation of the species.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 01:18 PM (rDgjh)

495 From heartbroken widow in TX to a miraculous transformation and lovely woman.

Posted by: Infidel at January 01, 2022 01:19 PM (qpolg)

496 Most women are attractive when they are young. Nature's way of propagation of the species.
Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 01:18 PM (rDgjh)

These days though obesity in those below 25 is off the scale.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 01:20 PM (rKAyM)

497
Didn't the year used to start in like March? We need to go back to that.
Posted by: Robert at January 01, 2022 12:00 PM (1Yy3c

The civil year used to start at the Solemnity of the Incarnation.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 01, 2022 01:20 PM (qyH+l)

498 I admire Nancy Pelosi, now beginning year 2 of flattening the January 6 Trump partisans!

Posted by: Lindsay Graham at January 01, 2022 01:21 PM (yuorg)

499 These days though obesity in those below 25 is off the scale.

Yeah but that's part of the ridiculously artificial "Guys like HUGE ASSES!" push from culture. Well that and a lack of real exercise and girls eating terrible crap all day long.

That used to wait until they got to college, because parents watched their food and made them get out of the house once in a while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:21 PM (KZzsI)

500 Most women are attractive when they are young. Nature's way of propagation of the species.

Gods gift to young men. And older men, who can love the beauty even if its an immature package.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:22 PM (KZzsI)

501 Hillary became a thing like every Democrat president's wife does: every journalist and lefty pundit thnks they're the next Jackie Kennedy and heaps ridiculous unearned and excessive praise on them.

And she was Co-President, remember!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

And DOCTOR Jill thinks she's Edith Wilson.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 01, 2022 01:23 PM (qyH+l)

502 Am slothing on draining the garden hose and covering the outdoor faucets. We're losing 50+ degrees of therms over the next 36 hours. I'll finish this cuppa tea first.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 01, 2022 01:23 PM (4I/2K)

503 And DOCTOR Jill thinks she's Edith Wilson.
Posted by: Fox2! at January 01, 2022 01:23 PM (qyH+l)

She is Edith Wilson.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 01:24 PM (rKAyM)

504 Procrastination is the word of the day.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (Y+l9t)

"Sloth"--it is easier to type!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Heh

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 01, 2022 01:24 PM (Y+l9t)

505 Hillary looks skinny and that's not BJ's type.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 01:25 PM (1Avgt)

506 Procrastination is the word of the day.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 01, 2022 01:12 PM (Y+l9t)

Sorry , meant to comment on this earlier.

Yes I agree.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 01:26 PM (rKAyM)

507 Nic I miss, was probably a sock, is "Jose Canseco". Witty stuff. I've used three here. Came over with my LGF nic "easy". Used "NOT THAT GUY" a while when banned. Never have commented that frequently in any case.

Posted by: Javems at January 01, 2022 01:26 PM (AmoqO)

508 >>>Yeah, at these Ivy League skrewels, they DO recruit them and groom them. The deals with the devil happen early for some. I don't have any doubt it did for both of these jackholes.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 01, 2022 01:10 PM (jETJj)
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And BJ grew up at the knee of the head of the Arkansas mafia. - His mom was the don's nurse and Billy was a quick study.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 01:27 PM (1Avgt)

509 >>Procrastination is the word of the day.

Yeah, I am a sloth today. 5+ inches of snow and it's still coming down, so my accomplishments so far are: ate breakfast, shoveled. Working up to a dog walk, but since the doggy is not bugging me to get out again. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at January 01, 2022 01:28 PM (URNdm)

510 I am certain that the Clintons are the ones that took the federal government into organized crime territory. I mean run the same way, with the same goals and principles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:28 PM (KZzsI)

511 Posted by: Walter Freeman
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I guess you've gotten Chicken Pox, what, 5 or 6 times?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 01:29 PM (7Fj9P)

512 I guess you've gotten Chicken Pox, what, 5 or 6 times?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 01:29 PM (7Fj9P)



Some of us have, if you count shingles...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 01:31 PM (ZSK0i)

513 I am certain that the Clintons are the ones that took the federal government into organized crime territory. I mean run the same way, with the same goals and principles.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:28 PM (KZzsI)


Maybe, but I think they just perfected it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 01, 2022 01:31 PM (hOUT3)

514 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:28 PM (KZzsI)

Hellary was from Chicago, so no surprise there. Bill being involved in AR organized crime us news to me, but would explain a lot.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 01, 2022 01:31 PM (nC+QA)

515 Y'all can thank me and Hillz for much of the shitshow y'all are seein' today. Heh.

Posted by: Bubba Clintoon at January 01, 2022 01:33 PM (Xrfse)

516 If anybody wants to take a break here, there are some up close and personal big fireworks photos at the end of the Gardening thread. You can always come back.

Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 01:34 PM (0ghg2)

517 I appreciated the bulk ammo prices in 2020.
Harry Reid's passing in 2021.

That's about it.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 01, 2022 01:34 PM (GYllL)

518 >> Bill being involved in AR organized crime us news to me, but would explain a lot.


Yup. There's a Tom Cruise movie where he's a pilot who ends up working for a South American drug cartel bringing drugs into the US -- in Arkansas. Based on a real person. This was during the Clinton years, IIRC.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 01, 2022 01:34 PM (URNdm)

519 @512: "Some of us have, if you count shingles..."

Exactly, and some people get shingles more than once too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 01:35 PM (+WWsf)

520 Bill being involved in AR organized crime us news to me, but would explain a lot.

I don't know how true that is, but I do know he was involved with an airstrip used to fly coke in and out of the state when he was governor

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:36 PM (KZzsI)

521 2021 was pretty shitty in the broad scheme. Morons/eyes and my kids pretty much the only bright spots. Very bright spots, don't get me wrong.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 01, 2022 01:37 PM (lR7Oz)

522 *ettes

Stupid autocucumber.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 01, 2022 01:37 PM (lR7Oz)

523 Some of us have, if you count shingles

Yeah shingles isn't the same thing but its a result of having had chicken pox. It can sit in your system and flare up more than once over the years, but its not "catching" anything again and again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:38 PM (KZzsI)

524 Posted by: Additional Blond Agent,
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You've gotten Chicken Pox 5 times?
That's complete b.s.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 01, 2022 01:39 PM (7Fj9P)

525 I'm with your homeboy, K.T... Can't fix it. It won't get better. "Battle mode" is pointless. The battles are over; we lost. I'm just going to do my work, hang out with my beautiful family, do a lot of pointing and laughing, and enjoy the decline to the greatest extent I can. Just like in 2021.

Once you've accepted that the struggle is over, all of this takes on a lot more comical hue. One of the bright spots for me? In 2021, watching President Brandon Chernenko rapidly degenerate in front of G-d and everyone was gratifying and funny. I think it's going to be even funnier in 2022. We may even get the downright hilarious spectacle of President Cockslot before the year is out.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 01, 2022 01:39 PM (hQ23g)

526 Yeah, 2021 was not much fun. Pretty much the worst year of my existence, so far. Gotta take the bad with the good and keep on rollin', I guess.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 01, 2022 01:41 PM (Xrfse)

527 @511: "I guess you've gotten Chicken Pox, what, 5 or 6 times?"

Not all viruses are created equal. Bad comparison to COVID.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 01:41 PM (+WWsf)

528 I know Ben Shapiro is an annoying twerp who gets some of the big stuff wrong and has the voice of a cartoon character but sometimes he's good. Recently he posted a bunch of stuff on twitter about the Wuhan Flu:

So once it became clear that covid was not in fact a pagan god visiting vengeance on the unwashed Trump voters alone, the media and Democrats are now willing to admit the following:

1. Cloth masks are ineffective against omicron (Leanna Wen, CNN);
2. The vaccinated can spread and get covid;
3. The death rate is comparable to the flu (Chris Hayes);
4. Many people are entering hospitals with covid, not from covid (Fauci);

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:42 PM (KZzsI)

529 Little Ben continued:

5. Natural immunity is a reason omicron hasn't been as virulent (Fauci);
6. We have to take into account societal needs, not just spread prevention (CDC);
7. The asymptomatic should not be tested (NFL);
8. We should focus on hospitalizations and deaths, not case rate (Biden);
9. Children are not at risk and schools should remain open;
10. Covid is predominantly an illness affecting the immunocompromised and elderly and we should not shut down society.

Those of us in reality have been saying all this for months and most of it since May 2020. But your political priors were more important than the data. You had to have your demonization narrative.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:42 PM (KZzsI)

530 >>The ONE Apologetics Book EVERY CHRISTIAN Should Read in 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDRW0It-7zY


Looks interesting - thanks!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 01, 2022 01:43 PM (URNdm)

531 We have not yet begun to fight

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 01, 2022 01:43 PM (YglAn)

532 These days though obesity in those below 25 is off the scale.

When I grew up in Pacific Beach in the 60's/70's, only a few were fat.

Happy times.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at January 01, 2022 01:44 PM (rDgjh)

533 Eh, Team Clinton had their filthy paws on 750 FBI files of republican politicians midway through their first term in DC. They had Sandy Berger steal and destroy national archives files. Then dumped the Steele Dossier on a compliant media. And the media act as if complaints lodged against the Clintons are Alex Jones-John Birch conspiracy theories.

The Clintons are the worst thing to ever to happen to America.

Posted by: 13times at January 01, 2022 01:44 PM (lFHus)

534 The Clintons are the worst thing to ever to happen to America.

Do I at least get an honorable mention?

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at January 01, 2022 01:46 PM (Xrfse)

535 US forces in Iraq brace for rocket attacks from pro-Iranian forces to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Qasem Soleimani.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPpU8FhNZI0

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:46 PM (IC0n9)

536 Do I at least get an honorable mention?
Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at January 01, 2022 01:46 PM (Xrfse)

No. You're an irrelevant cipher and figurehead. But your boss gets plenty.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 01, 2022 01:47 PM (hQ23g)

537 Wait ... what ... ?

Posted by: Dr_No at January 01, 2022 01:48 PM (mu5GU)

538 Everything Shapiro noted there was well known, some of it since almost the beginning (the mask part, before the beginning). And one of the big ones - inappropriateness/inefficacy of "lockdowns" for a prevalent highly infectious virus - wasn't mentioned. Also regarded dubiously prior to it all, and firmly opposed by the best analysts.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 01, 2022 01:48 PM (OTzUX)

539 Sadly my sister pulled up roots and went to sunny warmer Florida so will no longer be having a birthday party for my dad and New Years. So going over and wish him a happy 85th birthday.

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 01:49 PM (2JoB8)

540 Also regarded dubiously prior to it all, and firmly opposed by the best analysts.

I have a possibly stupid expectation that in the end, this will all be admitted and known and these days will be looked back at with dismay and shock.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:49 PM (KZzsI)

541 US forces in Iraq brace for rocket attacks from pro-Iranian forces to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Qasem Soleimani.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPpU8FhNZI0
Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:46 PM (IC0n9)

We should have a couple of predator drones circling the area right now,

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 01:50 PM (rKAyM)

542 >>I know Ben Shapiro is an annoying twerp who gets some of the big stuff wrong and has the voice of a cartoon character but sometimes he's good. Recently he posted a bunch of stuff on twitter about the Wuhan Flu:



Good list.
Here's the thing: People who were saying these things earlier have been silenced -- they've had their social media accounts suspended, they have had their YT accounts demonetized and/or shutdown completely, may have even lost job or volunteer positions.

So. . . what good is these new admissions now, other than a$$-covering the self-appointed and *protected* "experts" who have had all competing voices mowed down?

An "I told you so" post, or exclaiming "finally, we can agree!" is not brave, and that's not just a knock on Shapiro (who oddly only defends Lefties who are canceled). These people got away with not just lying, but destroying the opposition -- where do the deplatformed, demonetized, and vilified go to get their reputations, platforms and livelihoods back? Why is there no effort to restore them? This is an issue no one seems motivated to address.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 01, 2022 01:50 PM (URNdm)

543 The ONE Apologetics Book EVERY CHRISTIAN Should Read in 2022

Trusting your reliability SMH. Sounds interesting so I put my order in.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * operating in the shade at January 01, 2022 01:50 PM (161L0)

544 Wait ... WHAT!?[/!]

Posted by: Dr_No at January 01, 2022 01:51 PM (mu5GU)

545 We should have a couple of predator drones circling the area right now,
Posted by: Just a side note
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I have little trust in the five-sided nuthouse.

Prayers for the troops.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:51 PM (IC0n9)

546 Been Lurking - similar experience, and the details lend themselves to nice tidy pseudo-scientific observations.

Back then, class sizes in elementary were around 30 (OMG, how can such classes be handled or result in learning!! They must be smaller!!!). So in my school (not in PB, but not far), 100 kids in a grade, more/less.

Clearly recall. Two (dos, zwei, dva) "fat" kids, both boys. Two. One kid on some kind of drugs for behavioral stuff (even then, was clear to his peers he needed them).

So there you have it. 3 out of 100 kids either overweight, or needing pharmaceutical help. I don't know the numbers now, don't want to look, but obviously they're multiples of those, high multiples. And no reason whatsoever to thing anything's changed other than behavior, and culture.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 01, 2022 01:51 PM (OTzUX)

547 I have little trust in the five-sided nuthouse.

Prayers for the troops.
Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:51 PM (IC0n9)

You're not wrong.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 01:52 PM (rKAyM)

548 Trusting your reliability SMH. Sounds interesting so I put my order in.
Posted by: Sock Monkey
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Former police detective who was an atheist put his investigative skills in solving cold cases into investigating Jesus...without the New Testament.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:53 PM (IC0n9)

549 Yudhishthira's Dice at January 01, 2022 01:39 PM

I understand where you're coming from. I think working out from the family to a slightly larger "circle of influence" is also worthwhile. One battle strategy is sometimes retreat. A lot of the people fighting for education are actually home schooling and are reaching out to help some others.

Notice that in the story about Grace Daniel, it was a small organization, and she only won because the leftists left. They control most of the big stuff.

Posted by: KT at January 01, 2022 01:55 PM (0ghg2)

550 The ONE Apologetics Book EVERY CHRISTIAN Should Read in 2022

I have read Koukl's Tactics and its pretty good. He is solid on apologetics, although some of his answers are a bit off (like the "why did God let us sin" answer). I don't know what Person of Interest is like but it sounds intriguing.

And he's right: the new atheists don't care about truth or reality. They have their position and believe anything else is an evil corruption. The new atheist isn't basing their ideology on right and wrong, but religious zealotry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:55 PM (KZzsI)

551 Shapiro is following the well established Conservative Media Ecosystem™ ROE. When (and only when) the Left abandons a position or achieves the objective, or both, do guys like Shapiro stop advancing that position, and start opposing it. Within six weeks, he'll pretend "but I've been a COVID skeptic all along, of course!"

It is the way of their people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 01, 2022 01:55 PM (hQ23g)

552 Sexual Morality by C.S. Lewis Doodle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RkZXZx6HCI

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:57 PM (IC0n9)

553 And no reason whatsoever to thing anything's changed other than behavior, and culture.

Well also... immigration. Its a secret nobody wants to talk about in culture but Mexicans are ... get this... generally husky. South Americans are often tubby. And there are a lot of them in schools lately.

But yeah: kids sitting around all day on their phone or console games or PCs eating crap all day is at least partly to blame, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

554 And he's right: the new atheists don't care about truth or reality. They have their position and believe anything else is an evil corruption. The new atheist isn't basing their ideology on right and wrong, but religious zealotry.
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This is why my younger daughter doesn't even want a bible in her house.

Has nothing to do with whether it's true or not, but how she feels (that Christianity is evil and is the cause for all evil in the world, similar to how she feel about this country).

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 01:59 PM (IC0n9)

555 Even though Trump was overwhelmed by the disastrous incompetence of national institutions (yes there's more to it but trying to stick a different point), one of the several devastating consequences of his removal, one I thought about immediately, was the likelihood there would *never* be any accounting for this massive self-inflicted catastrophe.

If he remained in office, as seemed a foregone conclusion, there was at least potential for a reckoning of some kind. Adding Atlas, though a belated and inadequate step, showed this. And Trump's instincts (to get back to a more normal situation, something he clearly favored very early) probably would have helped tremendously.

Now? One of the ways in which the worst, most failed, most noxious, most repugnant people and institutions in the country won in 2020 was precisely that this outrageous chapter will likely see zero reckoning or correction. And they won because enough of the populace is ignorant, bigoted, and effectively stupid enough to be a hazard to everyone.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 01, 2022 01:59 PM (OTzUX)

556 I'm considering kicking off the new year by making brownies

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 01, 2022 01:59 PM (l1LhX)

557 Testing ...

VPN is a pain in the ass; many IPs banned across the interwebs and nothing like posting several comments only to discover them immediately auto-banned here.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 01, 2022 02:00 PM (6Xyqy)

558 guys like Shapiro stop advancing that position, and start opposing it. Within six weeks, he'll pretend "but I've been a COVID skeptic all along, of course!"

Yeah, he was going along with the Branch Covidians a few months back and now he's pretending that "we" knew all along that this was nonsense. So yeah I'm not a fan of the man. But his post is good.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 02:02 PM (KZzsI)

559 Yes there's been some change in phenotypes due to immigration, but I'd bet that adjusting for that will still yield an enormous, and shocking, increase in obesity (and use of drugs on youngsters, a separate thing that's mind-boggling and straight out of Huxley) overall.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 01, 2022 02:02 PM (OTzUX)

560 >>It is the way of their people.


Feels like when Harry Reid admitted he lied about Romney's taxes after Obama won, saying "Well, it worked, didn't it?"

I don't see much value or honor in these people now admitting to inconvenient facts they've fought against for almost 2 years now. Their lies worked, the damage is done. This is not winning for our side any more than getting Reid's gloating admission.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 01, 2022 02:03 PM (URNdm)

561 Well also... immigration. Its a secret nobody wants to talk about in culture but Mexicans are ... get this... generally husky. South Americans are often tubby. And there are a lot of them in schools lately.


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Even after having "walked" 3000 miles to the U.S. porous border ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 01, 2022 02:03 PM (6Xyqy)

562 Has nothing to do with whether it's true or not, but how she feels

Like I posted on the video, this is kind of good news though. Back when everyone was basically literate with the Bible and Christianity in culture, they'd heard it all and it wasn't fresh and exciting. But now? The gospel is wonderful good news that almost nobody even knows about. What they think they know about Christianity is almost all utter nonsense and lies if not distortion. We're in a place a lot like Rome when Christianity began to spread.

We're in a rich farm to spread the seeds of truth now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 02:04 PM (KZzsI)

563 I'm considering kicking off the new year by making brownies
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 01, 2022 01:59 PM (l1LhX)


That *does* sound good.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 01, 2022 02:05 PM (ZSK0i)

564 I'm really confused now. Watching warm up tennis tournament for the Australian Open being played now in Sydney. Stands are semi full and no one wearing a mask. They show outside and the streets are busy . The crack downs must be in a different Australian state or all the dirty people are in the camps.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 02:08 PM (rKAyM)

565 Like I posted on the video, this is kind of good news though. Back when everyone was basically literate with the Bible and Christianity in culture, they'd heard it all and it wasn't fresh and exciting. But now? The gospel is wonderful good news that almost nobody even knows about. What they think they know about Christianity is almost all utter nonsense and lies if not distortion. We're in a place a lot like Rome when Christianity began to spread.

We're in a rich farm to spread the seeds of truth now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 02:04 PM (KZzsI)

I agree with you. I think present circumstances can be compared to the circumstances of the early church.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, deeply lurking at January 01, 2022 02:08 PM (eGTCV)

566 I don't see much value or honor in these people now admitting to inconvenient facts they've fought against for almost 2 years now.

The Bandwagon Effect. They have a tremendous fear of being left without a dance card.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 01, 2022 02:09 PM (Xrfse)

567 I'm praying for your daughter SMH.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, deeply lurking at January 01, 2022 02:11 PM (eGTCV)

568 >>We're in a rich farm to spread the seeds of truth now.

I've been attending my brother's Evangelical church while in town, and it is booming. Apparently they's more than doubled attendance since covid started, have opened a satellite site in a nearby town and shopping for another site in another town. The pastor is *not* woke, and while he's not political, he flat-out rejects things like SSM and 31 genders crap. There is a hunger for the message of Jesus untainted/undiluted by all the politics and woke crap that have affected so many other denominations (e.g. my Episcopal church).

Posted by: Lizzy at January 01, 2022 02:11 PM (URNdm)

569 If you are feeling extra capitalistic, put cream cheese frosting on the brownies. Or anything but not everyone.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 01, 2022 02:12 PM (ccaGA)

570 @564: "The crack downs must be in a different Australian state ..."

Melbourne's in Victoria, not NSW, so yeah; different state. I think most of the gruesome lockdown videos have come outta Melbourne, but I'm no expert on Oz.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 02:12 PM (+WWsf)

571 Seriously thinking about the first nap of 2022.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 01, 2022 02:12 PM (4thlk)

572 There is a hunger for the message of Jesus untainted/undiluted by all the politics and woke crap that have affected so many other denominations

I agree completely. We're in a new era of opportunity for spreading the Word.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 02:14 PM (KZzsI)

573 Seriously thinking about the first nap of 2022.

Heh. Same here. This ugly, rainy day seems well-suited for it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 01, 2022 02:15 PM (Xrfse)

574 Someone I meet at the pub says the networth of the premier of New Zealand has jumped from $-800,000 two years ago to $25 million.
I haven't researched it so I don't know if it's true but I'm sure covid has been a financial boon to the political elite.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, deeply lurking at January 01, 2022 02:15 PM (eGTCV)

575 Posted by: Kindltot at January 01, 2022 12:19 PM (ZMraq)

Rebelnews.com says the man who set himself on fire was protesting vaccine mandates.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 01, 2022 02:19 PM (k49Sx)

576 Melbourne's in Victoria, not NSW, so yeah; different state. I think most of the gruesome lockdown videos have come outta Melbourne, but I'm no expert on Oz.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 01, 2022 02:12 PM (+WWsf)

That would clarify it a bit.

Posted by: Just a side note at January 01, 2022 02:19 PM (rKAyM)

577 Flying drugs into Mina AR.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 02:19 PM (1Avgt)

578 Flying drugs into Mina AR.

There's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me.

Posted by: The Iggles at January 01, 2022 02:22 PM (Xrfse)

579 Flying drugs into Mina AR.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 02:19 PM (1Avgt)

It's 2022, you're working for the DEA, who bought the drugs from the CIA and you're delivering them to the FBI to be sold to the local PDs.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 01, 2022 02:22 PM (4thlk)

580 We're in a rich farm to spread the seeds of truth now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
Amen!

I'm praying for your daughter SMH.
Posted by: N.L. Urker
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I pray for her every day, and thank you for praying for her also.
She knows I love her, and I know she loves me.

Posted by: SMH at the wonder of His mercy at January 01, 2022 02:26 PM (IC0n9)

581 Ok, just got back. About 16 year old ms having sex... if there is a will, there is a way. Hormones and emotions run very high at this age. You can teach and talk to them anyway you want but ultimately it is their decision and there is not much that you, as a parent, can do if they are determined. I speak from personally being a rebellious teen with very strict parents and currently having a teen and trying to get them to not make bad choices.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 01, 2022 02:31 PM (UUBmN)

582 Mena.

Posted by: Weak Geek, who has no clue but does have a map at January 01, 2022 02:36 PM (Om/di)

583 Governor DeSantis is seriously mistaken. Please DO NOT attempt to prescribe K-12 curricula (e.g., Civics education). That cedes way too much ground to K-12 system insiders. Subject to minimal regulation (e.g., Math and Reading), critics of the State-monopoly school system should aim for policies which give to parents the power to determine the choice of curriculum and the pace and method of instruction.

Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at January 01, 2022 02:38 PM (FUoOh)

584 The mysterious events surrounding Mena Airfield in remote western Arkansas during the gubernatorial reign of Bill Clinton have teased the..

Judicial Watch has launched a new campaign for answers.

https://is.gd/YLL4EP

Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 03:01 PM (1Avgt)

585 but a different kind of scum than a parent who literally pimps out their little girl for money and a hope of future fame. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 11:43 AM (KZzsI)

Like Kris Jenner?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 01, 2022 03:09 PM (BMmaB)

586 enough of the populace is ignorant, bigoted, and effectively stupid enough to be a hazard to everyone. Posted by: rhomboid at January 01, 2022 01:59 PM (OTzUX

Is there any time in history when this has not been true? Not a big fan of Let It Burn nihilism, but there generally are feedback loops and other self-correcting mechanisms. Before the end of the Harris Administration, we are likely to see some municipal and maybe state bankruptcies (replay of the 70's) and we will see what amounts to an austerity crisis at the federal level.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at January 01, 2022 03:14 PM (BMmaB)

587 Lizzy alluded to it earlier - there is a Christian revival happening right now and it's growing. It's just not happening in the traditional denominations.

The Evangelical churches are growing exponentially.


Posted by: Braenyard at January 01, 2022 03:30 PM (1Avgt)

588 Sadly quiet time at AoSHq

Posted by: Skip at January 01, 2022 03:53 PM (2JoB8)

589 Hi Skip!
I'm in and out of bed with the flu but what the hell. Let's get this party started!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 01, 2022 04:05 PM (axyOa)

590 Woohoo!
We're not leavin' till we're heavin'!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 01, 2022 04:10 PM (axyOa)

591 The Evangelical churches are growing exponentially.

Seeing a lot of Muslims bailing on the magic rock too

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 01, 2022 04:26 PM (KZzsI)

592 >>> there is a Christian revival happening right now and it's growing. It's just not happening in the traditional denominations.

The traditional denominations are offering nothing. When they all look like Unitarian-Universalists, why bother?

Posted by: fluffy at January 01, 2022 04:43 PM (UnQlg)

593 Established churches are, well, established. In an environment where ALL institutions, including them, hate Christians, I'm not sure what the draw is.

During the Soviet period, when church attendance was permitted, it was very low - because the Church was just another evil, G-d accursed Party organ, and everyone knew it. The Christians didn't go to Church, but they didn't go away, either. Thirty short years later, and Russia is noticeably (and statistically) more Christian than the US.

These churches need to wither away. Worship alone or with friends. Forget these stooges. They work for the Party and State, and ultimately for Stan. Your children can rebuild them after the regime collapses.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 01, 2022 05:24 PM (hQ23g)

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