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Sunset in the West

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San Francisco Sunset

San Francisco is going through some hard times right now.

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A reminder that Gavin Newsom served as the Mayor of San Francisco before becoming Lieutenant Governor, then Governor of California. His time as mayor was marked by Black Flight from the city. Happy Black History Month!

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Gender Issues

When Gavin Newsom was Lieutenant Governor, his wife started making woke documentaries for schools:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D.) wife has charged the state's public schools as much as $1.5 million to screen her documentaries on "gender justice" and "corporate exploitation."

Siebel Newsom's nonprofit could pose an ethical problem for her husband as he considers a presidential run. The Representation Project drew criticism in 2019 for accepting $358,000 in donations from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the utility company responsible for some of the state's worst wildfires. PG&E is listed as an associate producer on two of Siebel Newsom's films and hosted a screening of her first movie, Miss Representation, in 2011, when Newsom was mayor of San Francisco.

PG&E isn't the only Newsom donor with ties to the Representation Project. The governor and his wife for years have raised money from the same donors and corporations--he for his political campaigns and she for her nonprofit.

The 2019 donation from PG&E is a special slap in the face to victims of the fires in 2018 and the subsequent customers who lived through more wildfires, rolling blackouts and rate hikes.

But Newsom wasn't the one who started pressuring utilities to pursue wacky "green" initiatives rather than maintaining and replacing ancient infrastructure, cutting back brush around sensitive equipment, etc. Ace reported on this back in 2009: PG&E: we're going to orbit solar collector panels and beam power down to earth. His link has gone bad. Here's another one.

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More on the brazen corruption of Jennifer Siebel Newsom"s non-profit:

For example, the Project's The Mask You Live In features website addresses of Porn Hub, MassiveCams, BDSM.XXX, and Brazzers.com. The film shows naked or mostly naked women being slapped, handcuffed, and brutalized in pornographic videos. The images are tagged with descriptions such as "domination," "kinky couples," and so forth.

The Project's Miss Representation Middle School, includes a "genderbend person" telling children how biological sex, "gender expression," "sexual attraction," and "gender identity" exist on a spectrum, which can be mixed and matched. "The movie is not age appropriate for middle schoolers," explains Katy Grimes of the California Globe, "and really should not have any place in school curriculum. It is pure propaganda."

Consider also the Project's The Great American Lie which considers the "privileged" to be "a cisgendered man," "white," "born in the United States," "straight," and speaking English as a first language. Though doubtless objectionable to parents, this propaganda cranks out big profits for the Newsoms.

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Most of us knew about this: Newsom Signs Bill To Let California Strip Gender-Confused Teens From Parents -- Even When They Live In Other States

But did you know that California parents cannot opt their kids out of gender identity and sexual orientation instruction at any level in public schools?

Check out the thread. Scary.

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Results from a gender identity questionnaire, adult. No wonder kids are confused.

Scroll down.

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Black History Month

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San Francisco's reparations committee has proposed that San Francisco pay $5 million each to virtually all black San Francisco residents over the age of 18, and also pay reparations to black people all over the country with drug convictions. This would cost the city trillions of dollars, bankrupting it. Yet the plan was praised by the President of the City's Board of Supervisors.

Such reparations would be an unconstitutional racial preference, since they wouldn't be available to non-black people (not even Asians or Hispanics who have suffered racial discrimination), and they aren't a remedy for recent, widespread discrimination by the government of San Francisco (as any racial preference by the city would have to be, in order to be constitutional). Moreover, the reparations plan has an unconstitutional purpose, because it's not actually intended as a remedy for discrimination by the city. Most people who would get reparations have no connection to San Francisco, and would qualify for reparations based on drug convictions, an area where the city is not even alleged to have singled out black people.

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Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?

See Thread for particulars, other interesting points.

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What is currently taught in American History classes. A lot of emphasis on black history, not so much on other minorities.

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Woodson Center: A better way to teach black history.

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Even Sully sees this:

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Red Sails in the Sunset

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Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend. Be good to each other.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Last week's thread, January 28, WHEN in the course of human events things get really personal

You may have already read that Gerard Van der Leun died yesterday. The search engine shows the entry for his American Digest blog with "WHEN in the course of human events it becomes . . ."

He had a broad array of interests, but among them, American freedom and liberty, along with distinctive elements of the American experience, were common themes in his blog entries. Today, the focus there is more personal.

We learned of his passing from another blogger, Neo, whose site gets linked here a lot . .

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Updates:

I was looking through my emails and found one from Gerard Van der Leun dated September 12, 2020. It concerned a post I wrote on that date when another big fire complex had threatened the areas where he and his brother lived, after his narrow escape from death by fire in 2018. I included excepts from some of his posts, interspersed with other content. "He seems to have a knack for balancing attention to the past, present and future."

He wrote:

It takes a lot to make an old man blush

But you seem to have managed it. Many thanks for your kind words. Gerard

This seems typical of the way some of his American Digest readers have described him, as having a remarkable sense of humility. There are also some hints that this quality is one that he developed over time.

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The American Digest site will be up for two years if you would like to visit. Gerard Van der Leun had asked Neo to pin two final posts at the top opening page of the site. She has been adding a few more posts below them. Like this one. Makes you think.

At the top of the page is a re-post of a story which starts with Gerard finding his name on a war memorial. Then it slips deep into the impact on a family of the loss of a son in wartime. I read it years ago. It is even more moving now.

Below that post is Gerard's LAST POST: So Long. See You All a Little Further Down the Road

It includes video of a song, No Hard Feelings, plus lyrics:

When my body won't hold me anymore
And it finally lets me free
Will I be ready?
When my feet won't walk another mile
And my lips give their last kiss goodbye
Will my hands be steady when I lay down my fears, my hopes, and my doubts?
The rings on my fingers, and the keys to my house
With no hard feelings . . . .

Posted by: K.T. at 11:22 AM




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1 Howdy, KT!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 11:26 AM (u73oe)

2 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 04, 2023 11:27 AM (Do5/p)

3 Thankfully that SF picture doesn't come with smell-a-vision
Right?

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 11:27 AM (xhxe8)

4 Hi, Duke!

Posted by: KT at February 04, 2023 11:28 AM (rrtZS)

5 I suspect nothing happens in Leftifornia without graft and political payouts attached to it, oh and payoffs to lawyers and unions

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 11:29 AM (xhxe8)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 04, 2023 11:30 AM (T4tVD)

7 Somebody shot down something over Montana.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ks8xu

And it wasn't the Chinese spy balloon, that' over NC.

https://tinyurl.com/fkr8yt75

Top men say that maybe they'll deal with it once it's finished its job and drifts out over the Atlantic.

Posted by: Methos at February 04, 2023 11:31 AM (kOpft)

8 Howdy KT! Great post. This is yet another one of your posts that deserves much larger viewing than it will likely get on a weekend day. Well done!

Posted by: Doof at February 04, 2023 11:32 AM (zddNi)

9 "CRT kills! The perpetuator "was screaming racial slurs about 'white privilege'" when stabbing a complete stranger multiple times on his back.

And where's the media outrage???"


The only media outrage about this story would be that this does not happen a thousand times a day, across the country. Social Justice and Reparations By Other Means - totally justified!

Posted by: Gref at February 04, 2023 11:33 AM (AMIL/)

10 $1.7 million for a public shitter?

Well, let's see: $1.5 million for a showing of Little Boy Blew Some's skank wife's "documentaries". $150,000 to hire a "diversity consultant", $50,000 to actually build the shitter... yep, budget checks out.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 04, 2023 11:34 AM (bW8dp)

11 Time to get a p.o. box in Caleefornia?

Posted by: Don't Look Up at February 04, 2023 11:34 AM (3Or4S)

12 "Their intent is to mislead you."

Ya think?

Posted by: BignJames at February 04, 2023 11:34 AM (AwYPR)

13 Where are the balloons? I figured by the crack of dawn, we'd have a half dozen more chinese balloons drifting across the heartland.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 11:35 AM (Jg7EG)

14 Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?
******

Apparently, none.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 11:35 AM (Zzbjj)

15 Heavy thread

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 04, 2023 11:36 AM (fUnHJ)

16 Read the other day, Friday maybe, about that attack on the Doctor bike riding, then this morning he was murdered.
It's another, not by far the first, nor the last, of Blacks enraged by Leftist propaganda and acting in the worse way.
They want a race war and are getting it if they know it or not.

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 11:36 AM (xhxe8)

17 Is that Andrew Sullivan actually vouching for DeSantis?

Posted by: Emmie at February 04, 2023 11:36 AM (Emce2)

18 > Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?

I have one great^n grandfather who was KIA. Another great^n grandfather died of typhus while in a military hospital recovering from wounds.

Jesse Jackson can suck his "reparations" from my throbbing member.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 04, 2023 11:36 AM (bW8dp)

19 "CRT kills! The perpetuator "was screaming racial slurs about 'white privilege'" when stabbing a complete stranger multiple times on his back.

And where's the media outrage???"
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I don't know, did anyone check to see if the doc had Covid? Or when he last had a clotshot?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:37 AM (QBaJw)

20 What is currently taught in American History classes. A lot of emphasis on black history, not so much on other minorities.

If you think this is bad, wait until all school teachers in the nation are using ChatGPT to develop their lesson plans.

Paul Joseph Watson:

The Truth About ChatGPT: https://bit.ly/3ldzaYk

This should alarm you: https://bit.ly/3WYhptz

ChapGPT is allowed to praise any race besides white people: https://bit.ly/3x0Kiug

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 04, 2023 11:37 AM (Do5/p)

21 16 cont
I think these mob store thefts were they clear out a store are due to the same race propaganda, they are owed anything they can take and are no longer even arrested yet prosecuted in my locations.

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 11:38 AM (xhxe8)

22 Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?
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And the years of affirmative action and hiring preferences = nothing.

I have no use for the people who cater to this "reparations" shit. The idea of hereditary guilt needs to go, especially as so many are profiting off it (Garland for example)

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 11:39 AM (Zzbjj)

23 > I think these mob store thefts were they clear out a store

Weirdly, we don't seem to have those here, at least not yet.

The fact that we have Constitutional carry is just a coincidence, I'm sure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 04, 2023 11:40 AM (bW8dp)

24 I have a coffee with a splash of cream, hold the kink and black grievance.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 11:41 AM (Jg7EG)

25 California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D.) wife has charged the state's public schools as much as $1.5 million to screen her documentaries on "gender justice"

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Gender or just us?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 11:41 AM (FVME7)

26 My neighbor is moving today. She and her daughter lived there 10 years. Guy offered to sell her the place but she didn't want to buy. Hope she found something nicer.

I have replaced the back door knob. Picked up a flat of half gallon canning jars. I like them for storage. Told the hardware guy I can't resist canning jars. He said they planned to can more next year. Everything is expensive and likely to get more so. These are good people to have as neighbors

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 11:42 AM (4IUUf)

27 > The idea of hereditary guilt needs to go, especially as so many are profiting off it

Almost all American blacks have at least some European blood (in some cases, a lot), and a fair number of American whites have at least some African blood (including me).

Apparently the guilt is proportional to the absence of melanin.

If California starts handing out $500,000 checks under the old "one drop" rule, I might just go there and get in line.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 04, 2023 11:42 AM (bW8dp)

28 They want a race war and are getting it if they know it or not.
Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 11:36 AM (xhxe

I heard eons ago that the motive behind the Manson killings was to jump start a race war... don't ask me how. More recently I learned that he was likely a CIA asset.

The two theories are not mutually exclusive. Race war seems to be in their playbook.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:43 AM (QBaJw)

29 San Francisco's reparations committee has proposed that San Francisco pay $5 million each to virtually all black San Francisco residents over the age of 18, and also pay reparations to black people all over the country with drug convictions.

I'd kinda like to see the math on that. Because you know they have some.

$(value of a farm worker in 1850) * (average interest rate) * (some magical thing that sounds like a real thing) * (...)

Posted by: Oddbob at February 04, 2023 11:44 AM (nfrXX)

30 Canning jars are one of those things that will last forever, if used with care.

Getting rings and lids, now, that might be a problem.... probably good to lay in a multi-year supply of those as well.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 04, 2023 11:44 AM (bW8dp)

31 Not to pick nits, but 620K is the total number of casualties, both Union and Confederate.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 11:46 AM (u73oe)

32 Reminds me of Stossel's book where he mentioned a government project to build an outhouse that cost $300,000 and 10 years to build.

Posted by: The Unvaxxed and Unmasked Ranger - Longing to Lie in Zooey Deschanel's Bosom for Comfort at February 04, 2023 11:46 AM (VTu1l)

33 Manson planned to have the Family hide during the race war. But blacks wouldn't be able to handle the aftermath so would ask Charlie and friends to take charge. I don't think even Charlie was that crazy but the jury liked it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 11:46 AM (4IUUf)

34 It comes down to the analogy that the current god fearing white population is a light switch. Nothing will happen until it does.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 04, 2023 11:47 AM (Qy9+6)

35 You have the Democrats Propaganda Ministry pushing lies daily your never going to get them to tell the truth on something that doesn't fit their lies

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 11:47 AM (xhxe8)

36 California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D.) wife has charged the state's public schools as much as $1.5 million to screen her documentaries on "gender justice"

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Gender or just us?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 11:41 AM (FVME7)

Anyone who says crime doesn't pay has never been the spouse of an elected official.

I need to buy another vineyard. Quick, someone get me another $1.5 mil of Gender Justice!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:47 AM (QBaJw)

37 Canning jars are one of those things that will last forever, if used with care.

Getting rings and lids, now, that might be a problem.... probably good to lay in a multi-year supply of those as well.


Buy 'shine, get jars for free. Win-win.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 04, 2023 11:47 AM (nfrXX)

38 More from the American Mengele Association . . .

Leading U.S. Association for Plastic Surgeons Lobbies for Child Sex Changes

https://bit.ly/3HyN3rN

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 11:48 AM (FVME7)

39 > Buy 'shine, get jars for free. Win-win.
Posted by: Oddbob at February 04, 2023 11:47 AM (nfrXX)

Good point -- and you probably don't even have to sterilize them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 04, 2023 11:48 AM (bW8dp)

40 I went to high school in the Bay Area and am FB friends with a few. They are still there, still complaining about the cost of living. Talk about the frog in hot water. They are living the life.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 11:49 AM (4IUUf)

41 Not to pick nits, but 620K is the total number of casualties, both Union and Confederate.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 11:46 AM (u73oe)

And every one of them was paying the same price for the same result.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:49 AM (QBaJw)

42 Wouldn't it be great if the Red Balloon released a message "Let's go Brandon!" just before the SOTU.

In effect, the Red Balloon traversing the US has already sent that message

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 04, 2023 11:50 AM (SJsWC)

43 Race Hate is mother's milk to the democrat party.

Always has been even when they call it by different "names".

Throw in the bought and paid for GOPe and it ain't going away until they are all abolished and ignored for the evil folks that they are.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 04, 2023 11:51 AM (R/m4+)

44 Logged in an there's KT up, oh no, I'm late and missed her. No. I'm on time.
Good morning, glad to be here.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 11:51 AM (qiEHN)

45 Buy 'shine, get jars for free. Win-win.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 04, 2023 11:47 AM (nfrXX)

Must be "premium 'shine". They've been using plastic milk jugs for years around here.

Posted by: BignJames at February 04, 2023 11:51 AM (AwYPR)

46 Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 11:46 AM (4IUUf)

His prison stints experience somewhat support that mindset.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 04, 2023 11:51 AM (Qy9+6)

47 Good morning K.T.!

Posted by: Eromero at February 04, 2023 11:51 AM (0G42s)

48 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 11:48 AM (FVME7)

Evil.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 11:51 AM (Zzbjj)

49 Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?

That's about the total dead for both sides. 300,000 died for the slaveholding side.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 04, 2023 11:52 AM (e+csY)

50 More from the American Mengele Association . . .

Leading U.S. Association for Plastic Surgeons Lobbies for Child Sex Changes

https://bit.ly/3HyN3rN
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 11:48 AM (FVME7)

Well sure. Asking medical associations to lobby for fewer sex change services would be like expecting Raytheon to lobby for fewer foreign wars.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:52 AM (QBaJw)

51 Because Willowed:

In 1997 a US "weather balloon" drifted over Canada, who sent aloft an F-15, which put hundreds of cannon rounds in to it.
The balloon leaked but continued to fly for another 6 days.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 04, 2023 11:10 AM (jTmQV)

Canada does not own any F-15's. We have CF-18's, and a variety of trainers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2023 11:52 AM (tkR6S)

52 If what reading is real time, balloon is around Charlotte now, if there or bit east get out and look

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 11:52 AM (xhxe8)

53 Must be "premium 'shine". They've been using plastic milk jugs for years around here.

Oh well. Pretty soon we'll be happy to have those.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 04, 2023 11:52 AM (nfrXX)

54 Half gallon jars got expensive last year. They are too big to really can with but perfect for grains and flour. I think I will start buying a few flats every paycheck. I do buy some rings and lids last year too. Just need to get rid of this glass top stove and put in gas.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 11:52 AM (4IUUf)

55 "If California starts handing out $500,000 checks under the old "one drop" rule, I might just go there and get in line. "

Everyone should. I got some kind of CA "middle class tax refund" in the mail. $700. I didn't ask for it, but we damn sure spent it.
I've basically capitulated, they won.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 04, 2023 11:53 AM (jTmQV)

56 Newsom Signs Bill To Let California Strip Gender-Confused Teens From Parents -- Even When They Live In Other States

Some other states may consider this felony kidnapping.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 11:53 AM (llON8)

57 Well I'd never get away with murdering a bicyclist, I lack the melanin and commiecrat shields. But there have been a few times when a hit and run would have been tempting but luckily I have good impulse control.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 04, 2023 11:53 AM (3cGpq)

58 Ah, Duke Lowell beat me to it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 04, 2023 11:54 AM (e+csY)

59 OK, thanks AOP, here is the Forbes article I read, and it does say CF-18s were used. I sit corrected.

https://tinyurl.com/4p43j47m

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 04, 2023 11:56 AM (jTmQV)

60 This week in 1944, in Italy.

My dad's unit has been pulled out of the front in central Italy back to Naples in anticipation of moving up to fortify the invading force at Anzio. But he managed to snag a couple days to goof off around Naples.

Feb 1, 1944
Cool and cloudy. Off to rest camp at Sorrento. Left CP at 0800. Got in Naples in time for dinner at the 106th. On to Sorrento at 1530. Beautiful place. Tourist town in peace. Music for dinner - and no thoughts of war.

Feb 2, 1944
Slept late. Could have gone to Capri but couldn’t see the use in wasting a day like that. Spent the morning shopping and the afternoon cruising around in the General’s car. The coast drive around the point at Sorrento is certainly beautiful.
Had a native dance, original from Sorrento, as a floor show at dinner. Quaint old country costumes. Dance is called “Tarantilla” or something like that.


Tarantella
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP86XQltWvE

Posted by: Muldoon at February 04, 2023 11:56 AM (ykeLU)

61 Canada does not own any F-15's. We have CF-18's, and a variety of trainers.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2023 11:52 AM (tkR6S)

So are CF 18's the same as F-15s, except they run on maple syrup and moose urine?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:56 AM (QBaJw)

62 Gerard Van der Leun had asked Neo to pin two final posts at the top opening page of the site. She has been adding a few more posts below them. Like this one. Makes you think.

Found this in the comments of the article:

How to Memory-Hole a PSYOP: http://bit.ly/3wYxt3Y

For example, say you’re just wrapping up a PSYOP in which you radically restructured society into a pathologized-totalitarian dystopia where the majority of the masses went full-blown fascist, mindlessly following senseless orders, parroting official propaganda, and demonizing and persecuting those who refused to conform to the new official ideology ... say you are just winding down a PSYOP like that, and what you need to erase from your official history is the fact that your entire PSYOP was based on nothing but faked statistics, because the pandemic you used as a pretext for your PSYOP was most closely comparable to the medium influenza pandemics of 1936, 1957, and 1968, so it never remotely came close to justifying any of your fake “emergency health measures,” much less the radical restructuring of society into...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 04, 2023 11:57 AM (Do5/p)

63 Oh and this is asure sign of spring on the way! I regularly drive by a house with a big smoker outside. They had it fired up yesterday. Smelled wonderful. I was tempted to just park out front for a bit.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 11:57 AM (4IUUf)

64 I like the commercial dill pickles that come in the 1/2 gallon jars. I wasn't re-using the jars, just storing them so I finally threw a few away this summer.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 04, 2023 11:57 AM (3cGpq)

65 I have a friend whose nephew married the daughter and beneficiary of the fortune of an icon of Silicon Valley. They could live anywhere but choose to stay in San Fran. Their wealth shields them from a lot of this crap. The nephew came from a very conservative family but I think he's been corrupted.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 04, 2023 11:58 AM (Qy9+6)

66 Well I'd never get away with murdering a bicyclist, I lack the melanin and commiecrat shields. But there have been a few times when a hit and run would have been tempting but luckily I have good impulse control.
Posted by: PaleRider at February 04, 2023 11:53 AM (3cGpq)

I've never been tempted to hit one, but the only time I rooted for a cyclist to fall off a steep cliff was when I was in a national park, and the clown was huffing and puffing up the climb... wearing a Covid face diaper.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:59 AM (QBaJw)

67 I heard eons ago that the motive behind the Manson killings was to jump start a race war... don't ask me how. More recently I learned that he was likely a CIA asset.

The two theories are not mutually exclusive. Race war seems to be in their playbook.
Posted by: BurtTC

Another theory. Manson Family member Bobby Beausoleil murdered and was arrested for the death of Gary Hinman. During the home invasion robbery, weird shit was written on the walls and whatnot. Charlie's idea was that if there wer other weird home invasion with weird shit written on the walls, the police would conclude that the real murderer of Hinman was still at large and release Beausoliel. The murders were in different jurisdictions and the cops didn't put them together. I'm beginning to that Charlie boy ain't right.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:00 PM (FVME7)

68 And there are people who think a psychotic like Gavin Newsom would make a good president.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 12:00 PM (eGTCV)

69 OK, thanks AOP, here is the Forbes article I read, and it does say CF-18s were used. I sit corrected.

https://tinyurl.com/4p43j47m
Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 04, 2023 11:56 AM (jTmQV)

Good article. Thanks for posting it!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2023 12:00 PM (tkR6S)

70 If what reading is real time, balloon is around Charlotte now, if there or bit east get out and look

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It floated past my front yard in upstate SC about an hour and a half ago.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 04, 2023 12:01 PM (q8pSe)

71 How long before CCP barroons are being launched from CA to fly over deplorable states?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:02 PM (llON8)

72 So are CF 18's the same as F-15s, except they run on maple syrup and moose urine?
Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 11:56 AM (QBaJw)

No, it's more like the U.S. navy F-18, but lacking the equipment for carrier operations. Seeing as we have no carriers, anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 04, 2023 12:02 PM (tkR6S)

73 About now I hope it is occurring to the gallant leadership inside the five-sided puzzle palace to begin to think about the Chinese balloon recovery plan.
If they have one. Or is it self destruct? Or is it a long term thing?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 04, 2023 12:03 PM (anj39)

74 Tarantella
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP86XQltWvE
Posted by: Muldoon at February 04, 2023 11:56 AM (ykeLU)


Spider Dance?

Posted by: Emmie at February 04, 2023 12:03 PM (Emce2)

75 Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 11:57 AM (4IUUf)

I saw half-gallon jars for 14.00. Were they much cheaper last year?

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 12:03 PM (Zzbjj)

76 The murders were in different jurisdictions and the cops didn't put them together. I'm beginning to that Charlie boy ain't right.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:00 PM (FVME7)

Yup....Charlie was a bad seed. As a ute of 14 or so in juvie, he raped another boy at knife point.

He should have been put down long before he ever made it out west.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 04, 2023 12:03 PM (R/m4+)

77 Siebel Newsom's nonprofit could pose an ethical problem for her husband as he considers a presidential run.

The way this works, see, is we've got a solid 33% D vote, then we've got the extra ballots, the thumb drives, voter suppression and if push comes to shove we recount.

It's in the bag.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 12:04 PM (qiEHN)

78 Could have gone to Capri but couldn’t see the use in wasting a day like that.

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I'm not sure that visiting the ruins of one of Tiberius' palaces on the beautiful island of Capri would've been a waste but whatever dude.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:04 PM (FVME7)

79 So are CF 18's the same as F-15s

For God's sake, don't mention The Arrow.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 04, 2023 12:05 PM (jYCXf)

80 When the LibsofTikTok post was on AoS this week, showing more sessions of Drag Queens interacting with kids -- I prayed that LibsOfTikTok would have the strength to continue her work. I couldn't watch the entire video.

Posted by: JM in Fla/Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at February 04, 2023 12:05 PM (D1qYd)

81 Just saw a "poll" from CA. saying two thirds wanted gun control over gun rights... Sorry to say living in CA. I believe it

Posted by: It's me donna at February 04, 2023 12:05 PM (bs+z0)

82 My neighbor told me it was hard to find a new place to live because so many people are buying houses here. They've been shielded from the craziness and don't know how desperate people are to get away from it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 12:06 PM (4IUUf)

83 The perpetuator "was screaming racial slurs about 'white privilege'"


********

Perpetuator? Hmmm.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 04, 2023 12:06 PM (ykeLU)

84 $1.7 million for a public shitter?

It comes with an automatic bum wiper !

Posted by: JT at February 04, 2023 12:06 PM (T4tVD)

85 >>> 76
==
Yup....Charlie was a bad seed. As a ute of 14 or so in juvie, he raped another boy at knife point.

He should have been put down long before he ever made it out west.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 04, 2023 12:03 PM (R/m4+)

So Obama took something that our "betters" had already been doing in some places and made it national, and publicized it?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:07 PM (llON8)

86 Heavy thread
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

Are you saying KT is fat ?

Posted by: JT at February 04, 2023 12:09 PM (T4tVD)

87 "Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?"

or from another perspective Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) said he was glad his grandfather got on the boat. Overall black Americans are far better off than their "brothers" that sold them into slavery in Africa.

There are multiple reasons why the reparations game is insane/evil. But the globalists/cartels need to keep us divided in every way possible.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 04, 2023 12:10 PM (Cus5s)

88

The permanent black underclass has destroyed this country. 12% of the population has become our destroyer.

Should have picked our own cotton.

Posted by: Just Sayin at February 04, 2023 12:10 PM (JqLQ+)

89 $1.7 million for a public shitter?

Don't they just shit on the sidewalk in San Fran?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2023 12:10 PM (Irn0L)

90 This is from 8 months ago. She said they were selling individual jars. I paid $15.99 for six today.

https://youtu.be/9UBUp7iA2nY

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 12:11 PM (4IUUf)

91 Just saw a "poll" from CA. saying two thirds wanted gun control over gun rights... Sorry to say living in CA. I believe it
Posted by: It's me donna

Wouldn't have saved that bicyclist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:12 PM (FVME7)

92 Reparations will never get paid for several reasons. But it's a way for the Left to keep the fire of outrage going. Newsom believes it's his ticket.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (SJsWC)

93 Life is easy, like floating among the clouds.

Posted by: 99 Chinese Luft Balloons at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (8GBH4)

94 Anybody know history of Red Sails in the Sunset. I would have thought it from a woman's point of view, with the "she" referring to the boat. Odd to be sung by a man.

Posted by: From about That Time at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (4780s)

95 "Almost all American blacks have at least some European blood (in some cases, a lot), and a fair number of American whites have at least some African blood (including me)."

According to 23 and me, I have precisely the same amount of Sub-Saharan African blood that Elizabeth Warren has Native American blood, so I guess I am good to go on the reparations thing.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (fTtFy)

96 Should have picked our own cotton.
Posted by: Just Sayin at February 04, 2023 12:10 PM (JqLQ+)

They were brought here as the ultimate cheap labor. I wonder if our new, but more voluntary, cheap labor will become equally angry.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (Zzbjj)

97 Charlie had a hellish life as a kid but it doesn't excuse him. It does show that institutionalizing kids tends to turn out criminals.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (4IUUf)

98 Oh and this is asure sign of spring on the way! I regularly drive by a house with a big smoker outside. They had it fired up yesterday. Smelled wonderful. I was tempted to just park out front for a bit.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Mebbe you'd like to explain that to my birdbath.....

Posted by: JT at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (T4tVD)

99 This is from 8 months ago. She said they were selling individual jars. I paid $15.99 for six today.

https://youtu.be/9UBUp7iA2nY

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 12:11 PM


I was in Target last month and walked by the section where they have canning jars and stuff. I saw a sealed case of ball wide mouth quart jars and the tag underneath said $10.48. I grabbed it and sure enough it rang up at $10.48. That was the only one they had.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 04, 2023 12:14 PM (uNylN)

100 Aeronaut Air head Bill Kristol weighs in.

Bill Kristol@BillKristol
If the balloon had anti-black history messages stenciled on it, or if it were dropping anti-trans pamphlets down to earth, or if it were broadcasting denunciations of wokeness non-stop, MAGA would be pro-balloon. They’d be welcoming the balloon. They’d be worshipping the balloon.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM (FVME7)

101 >>>Reminds me of Stossel's book where he mentioned a government project to build an outhouse that cost $300,000 and 10 years to build.

>They're not so difficult to build if you're in the middle of nowhere on a service call, you really have to take care of business and you have no running water.

5 gallon bucket - check. Bucket liners - check. Paper - check. $10 and 10 minutes max. BOOM!

Now let's work on the federal budget.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM (Jg7EG)

102 was screaming racial slurs about 'white privilege'"

Which our local nEwS has refused to report.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM (G0bxm)

103 My birdbath is STILL frozen solid, as is the 5gal bucket that I use to fill it.

Posted by: JT at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM (T4tVD)

104 Bill Kristol@BillKristol
If the balloon had anti-black history messages stenciled on it, or if it were dropping anti-trans pamphlets down to earth, or if it were broadcasting denunciations of wokeness non-stop, MAGA would be pro-balloon. They’d be welcoming the balloon. They’d be worshipping the balloon.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM (FVME7)

Seriously ? What a Putz

Posted by: It's me donna at February 04, 2023 12:17 PM (bs+z0)

105 Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 12:11 PM (4IUUf)

35.00??? I bought 6 for 14.00 at Walmart today. I also bought some gallons for storage.

I am not surprised that the prices are going up. Food storage has become a big thing.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 12:17 PM (Zzbjj)

106 Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?


That is impossible to calculate, because to the Leftist black leadership and its white enablers, the US Government's and all white people's debt for slavery is infinite.

Which is why slavery reparations of any amount will never settle the debt as far as the race hustlers and their white enablers and supporters are concerned.

Posted by: Gref at February 04, 2023 12:18 PM (AMIL/)

107 And yesterday's entry, for those who care:

Feb 3, 1944
Slept late again.
Luxury!! Shopped in the morning again. Met the “maestro” of the hotel orchestra after lunch, Prof. Antony - and he introduced his pride and joy, Giannina Marie, the singer. Cute trick. She promised a special song for dinner.
Orders came to report back to CP. Didn’t know what was up so dinner was rather a hurried affair. Did get that special song, though. Rommel’s theme song “Lili Marlean” (sp). Then a quick trip back to Lungo. Got there about midnight. Even though my vacation was cut short it did me a world of good.


Liili Marlene by Marlene Dietrich
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBi5j7yPwd0

Posted by: Muldoon at February 04, 2023 12:19 PM (ykeLU)

108 Air head Bill Kristol weighs in

Admiral Kristol continues to peg the douchebag meter.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 12:19 PM (Xrfse)

109 The balloon leaked but continued to fly for another 6 days.
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I know it's not something you could whip up overnight, but don't we have a bomb that at close range sends spinning blades into a target that we use on some jihadi recently? Wouldn't a mechanism like that do wonders on a balloon, even if its compartmentalized?

Or why don't we target the metal shit hanging off it directly? Surely we can hit more or less stationary chunk of metal that's 90 feet long?

Posted by: Methos at February 04, 2023 12:19 PM (kOpft)

110 Reparations will never get paid for several reasons. But it's a way for the Left to keep the fire of outrage going. Newsom believes it's his ticket.
Posted by: Ignoramus

Waiting For Godot > waiting for reparations

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:20 PM (FVME7)

111
Bill Kristol@BillKristol
If the balloon had anti-black history messages stenciled on it, or if it were dropping anti-trans pamphlets down to earth, or if it were broadcasting denunciations of wokeness non-stop, MAGA would be pro-balloon. They’d be welcoming the balloon. They’d be worshipping the balloon.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM (FVME7)

I hate that man

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 12:21 PM (Zzbjj)

112 Charlie had a hellish life as a kid but it doesn't excuse him. It does show that institutionalizing kids tends to turn out criminals.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 12:13 PM (4IUUf)

More specifically, not just institutionalizing, but creating monsters who never develop human empathy. This happens when there are no loving relationships with adults who care for them.

Happens in homes as well as institutions.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 12:22 PM (QBaJw)

113 And yesterday's entry, for those who care:

I do. Really enjoy these posts, Muldoon.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 12:22 PM (Xrfse)

114 Mrs Newsom has some suit against Weinstein for casting couching her. I wonder what she would say about Weinstein's protector Kamala Harris?

And it is interesting how the left uses AGs - remember Cyrus Vance from NY protected Epstein as well.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 04, 2023 12:22 PM (lc5cP)

115 One thing for sure, Muldoon will get his BBQ gun before they get their reparations.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:23 PM (FVME7)

116 You should assume that public toilet imbroglio was a pay off.

In fact you should assume most government spending is.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 04, 2023 12:24 PM (lc5cP)

117 Air head Bill Kristol weighs in.

...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM (FVME7)

Kristol is not all that different from a cute girl with an Onlyfans account. Now, the cute girl can spread her legs and show her naughty bits for money. Kristol can't do that. But his act is basically the same, with the same intent: Look at me. Pay me to look at me. I'll do whatever it takes, just please look at me.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 04, 2023 12:24 PM (QBaJw)

118 >>> 116 You should assume that public toilet imbroglio was a pay off.

In fact you should assume most government spending is.
Posted by: 18-1 at February 04, 2023 12:24 PM (lc5cP)

They're just getting more and more obvious about it.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:24 PM (llON8)

119 "Almost all American blacks have at least some European blood (in some cases, a lot), and a fair number of American whites have at least some African blood (including me)."

Yeah, and for other examples, Kamala Harris comes from a family of slave traders, yet she'd get paid out by reparations.

Meanwhile the descendants of some immigrant that came over and immediately served in the Union army would have to pay...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 04, 2023 12:25 PM (lc5cP)

120 Just don't do a flyby on me, negative ghostrider the pattern is full.

Posted by: 99 Chinese Luft Balloons at February 04, 2023 12:26 PM (8GBH4)

121 But his act is basically the same, with the same intent: Look at me.

Will he put a toilet brush up his bung hole while drinking molten butter? I'd toss him a few bucks to do that...

Posted by: Just Sayin at February 04, 2023 12:28 PM (JqLQ+)

122 And now YT is warning about "misinformation."
https://youtu.be/ulZaRxKeFTI

Posted by: Flyover at February 04, 2023 12:29 PM (Rbu5d)

123 108:Admiral Kristol continues to peg the douchebag meter.
Posted by: Notorious BFD



Well, he does like a good pegging.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at February 04, 2023 12:30 PM (ifUkZ)

124 So slavery reparations against Americans for taking in slaves. Even though America wasn't the top location to take in slaves and wasn't a big player in buying slaves from African chieftains.

No reparations against the biggest country to take slaves in the New World - Brazil. No reparations against the primary slave traders in Europe. No reparations against the slave traders in North Africa who took European slaves. No reparations against the Turkish/Arabic slave traders that took slaves from Russia, Africa, and the Balkans. And no reparations against the descendants of the chieftains that actually enslaved people in Africa - even though in many cases they are still doing it.

This is all ridiculous.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 04, 2023 12:30 PM (lc5cP)

125 Will he put a toilet brush up his bung hole while drinking molten butter? I'd toss him a few bucks to do that...

Don't knock it until you've tried it.

Make sure to use reduced fat butter though to stay healthy

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 04, 2023 12:31 PM (lc5cP)

126 And yesterday's entry, for those who care:

I do. Really enjoy these posts, Muldoon.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at February 04, 2023 12:31 PM (T4tVD)

127 This is all ridiculous.
Posted by: 18-1 at February 04, 2023 12:30 PM (lc5cP)

Actually, I believe the "reparations" idea is catching on in Europe. They blame the American left.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 12:32 PM (Zzbjj)

128 Train wreck!

Citizen Free Press@CitizenFreePres
Train derailment has caused a massive fire and explosion in East Palestine, Ohio, which is NW of Pittsburgh
The train was carrying more than 100 oil tanker cars when it derailed and crashed into a gas station.Nearby neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation.

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Video at link.

https://bit.ly/3RxGf2c

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:32 PM (FVME7)

129 >>> 128 Train wreck!

Citizen Free Press@CitizenFreePres
Train derailment has caused a massive fire and explosion in East Palestine, Ohio, which is NW of Pittsburgh
The train was carrying more than 100 oil tanker cars when it derailed and crashed into a gas station.Nearby neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation.

-
Video at link.

https://bit.ly/3RxGf2c
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:32 PM (FVME7)

Nothing to see here, move along....

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:34 PM (llON8)

130 Gerard Vanderleun will be sorely missed. Took the two covid shots, got turbo cancer and was gone within weeks. Terrible!

Posted by: Beverly at February 04, 2023 12:35 PM (GNbuT)

131 Mutilating children for money is a huge profit center for the so-called medical centers. We know from the leaked video of the Vanderbilt ghouls that they get an average of three and a half million dollars off of each so-called transgender case when you factor in the surgery and the lifelong medical interventions that are needed. And isn't it Orwellian to call gender-Denying surgery gender-affirming?

Posted by: Beverly at February 04, 2023 12:37 PM (GNbuT)

132 128 Train wreck!

Citizen Free Press@CitizenFreePres
Train derailment has caused a massive fire and explosion in East Palestine, Ohio, which is NW of Pittsburgh
The train was carrying more than 100 oil tanker cars when it derailed and crashed into a gas station.Nearby neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation.

-
Video at link.

https://bit.ly/3RxGf2c
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
---------------------------------

Anyone make bet that there was a shoe on the track?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 12:38 PM (iTfiy)

133 Can you imagine the 'squeeeeeeeooooo, squeeeeooooooo, squeeeeooo, squeeeeoooo!' When they let the air outta that th___? Libs will spontaneously breach portals, spewing various liquids from all their holes. I hope it happens over DC.

Posted by: Eromero at February 04, 2023 12:39 PM (z3WCn)

134 Train derailment has caused a massive fire and explosion in East Palestine, Ohio, which is NW of Pittsburgh
The train was carrying more than 100 oil tanker cars when it derailed and crashed into a gas station.Nearby neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation.

"This just in! The derailment is estimated to cause $20 Million in improvements."

Posted by: Tonypete at February 04, 2023 12:39 PM (bJxw1)

135 Beneath the Planet of the Apes mutants worship the balloon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 04, 2023 12:39 PM (63Dwl)

136 2.1 million — Number of Northerners mobilized to fight for the Union army

880,000 — Number of Southerners mobilized for the Confederacy

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 12:43 PM (iTfiy)

137 I don't know why the reparations crew in SF haven't turned it all the way up to a zillion yet.

Posted by: blaster at February 04, 2023 12:44 PM (pwExq)

138 Is O.J. Simpson driving that ballon?

Posted by: Don't Look Up at February 04, 2023 12:45 PM (3Or4S)

139

Capt. Billy would like to 'sail' the balloon... It tastes so Chineseee...

Posted by: Just Sayin at February 04, 2023 12:45 PM (JqLQ+)

140 Heavy thread

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 04, 2023 11:36 AM

There's that word again, 'heavy'. Why is everything so 'heavy'? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?

Posted by: Doc Emmett Brown at February 04, 2023 12:45 PM (Do5/p)

141 And isn't it Orwellian to call gender-Denying surgery gender-affirming?
Posted by: Beverly at February 04, 2023 12:37 PM (GNbuT)


Orwell didn't go that far.

Posted by: blaster at February 04, 2023 12:45 PM (pwExq)

142 Mannix Girl in her underwear, or Memorex...?

tinyurl.com/nha7r8r3

Posted by: ... at February 04, 2023 12:47 PM (EZjf+)

143 >>> 131 Mutilating children for money is a huge profit center for the so-called medical centers. We know from the leaked video of the Vanderbilt ghouls that they get an average of three and a half million dollars off of each so-called transgender case when you factor in the surgery and the lifelong medical interventions that are needed. And isn't it Orwellian to call gender-Denying surgery gender-affirming?
Posted by: Beverly at February 04, 2023 12:37 PM (GNbuT)

I'm sure they inform patients wanting this "surgery" in advance about the life-long side effects.


/////

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:48 PM (llON8)

144 Air head Bill Kristol weighs in.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 12:16 PM

As someone said earlier, if the balloon was Russian, the Left would be taking it more seriously and would have shot it down by now.

Posted by: Doc Emmett Brown at February 04, 2023 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

145 When was the last time Cap'n Bill said something intelligent?

Posted by: That Northern skulker at February 04, 2023 12:49 PM (eGTCV)

146 The R Governor of deep red Utah, announces his pronouns when introducing himself.

Posted by: I guess I'll tell them at February 04, 2023 12:50 PM (Zu6T/)

147 California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D.) wife has charged the state's public schools as much as $1.5 million to screen her documentaries on "gender justice"


"Dude, Where's My Dick"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 04, 2023 12:50 PM (Qzn2/)

148 Back from Back to the Future...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 04, 2023 12:50 PM (Do5/p)

149 K.T.

Excellent thread. Up to your high standards. Lots to unpack here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at February 04, 2023 12:51 PM (u82oZ)

150 We know from the leaked video of the Vanderbilt ghouls that they get an average of three and a half million dollars off of each so-called transgender case

Makes cutting off people's legs look like couch cushion money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 04, 2023 12:52 PM (Qzn2/)

151 So are CF 18's the same as F-15s

For God's sake, don't mention The Arrow.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 04, 2023 12:05 PM (jYCXf

CF-18s are the Canada-ized versions of the F/A-18. Don't know what the differences are.

Only relation to the F-15 is that both came out of MacAir.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 04, 2023 12:52 PM (O6NhO)

152 >>> 144
==
As someone said earlier, if the balloon was Russian, the Left would be taking it more seriously and would have shot it down by now.
Posted by: Doc Emmett Brown at February 04, 2023 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I'm surprised they *didn't* try to blame OMG Russia-Russia-Russia but maybe they're finally giving up on KEEV and are now pivoting to Taiwan.

Hopefully Taiwan says thanks but no thanks.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:53 PM (llON8)

153 Great stuff, Muldoon. This "vacationing" not far from the lines, during a war, is something. And the civilian population in places like Naples was in pretty poor shape, things had been very bad economically for some time.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 04, 2023 12:53 PM (OTzUX)

154 122 And now YT is warning about "misinformation."
https://youtu.be/ulZaRxKeFTI
Posted by: Flyover at February 04, 2023 12:29 PM (Rbu5d)


Comments are turned off. Lol!

Posted by: Emmie at February 04, 2023 12:54 PM (Emce2)

155 >>> 146 The R Governor of deep red Utah, announces his pronouns when introducing himself.
Posted by: I guess I'll tell them at February 04, 2023 12:50 PM (Zu6T/)

How nice.

Does he also 'acknowledge the land was stolen from the Utes' or whatever the proper incantation is?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:54 PM (llON8)

156 More Decline of the West:

From Portland Reddit:

So... There's a car full of people doing meth in front of my house. There's no one to call, right? It's not illegal so no cops and it's not a mental health issue so street response doesn't make sense. I think I just have to deal?

Meth has been decriminalized in Oregon.

Technically, it's illegal to smoke meth in public, so the cops could theoretically come and issue $100 citations, that will be ignored. In theory.

Get used to it, citizen.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 04, 2023 12:54 PM (2tUFv)

157

Navy ships are getting fewer steaming hours because of growing maintenance delays and costs, a troubling trend that comes as at time when the U.S. is struggling to keep pace with China’s growing fleet.

Operating and support costs grew by about $2.5 billion across 10 ship classes while the number of propulsion hours in which ships were operating or training dipped during a 10-year period that ended in 2021, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.

The Navy saw increased maintenance delays, breakdowns and cannibalization of parts — moving them from one ship to keep another one going — during the period.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 04, 2023 12:54 PM (63Dwl)

158 The gender quiz that guy's talking about is weird and confusing. But I still got 100% "cisgender".

Also, one of the questions is an instant HQ classic: "Many people have been confused or surprised by the sight of my unclothed body". I imagine we can sign Ace and the cobs up for a "strong agree" on that one.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 04, 2023 12:55 PM (X4R3E)

159 Serious question: what percentage of the American "debt for slavery" was paid by the 620,000 Union soldiers who died?

Thought something was a bit off.

For more than a century, the most-accepted estimate was about 620,000 dead. A specific figure of 618,222 is often cited, with 360,222 Union deaths and 258,000 Confederate deaths.

This estimate was not an unreasoned guess, but a number that was established after years of research in the late 19th century by Union veterans William F. Fox, Thomas Leonard Livermore and others.
https://tinyurl.com/y2zb6m7u

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 12:55 PM (iTfiy)

160 CF-18s lack arresting hooks, as AOP pointed out, and I think possibly less heft landing gear, both changes made since they would be operating only from land bases.

I was at Cold Lake for a sort of roll-out ceremony for the first CF-18s back in the early 80s. Surely they've bee replaced by now, by other -18s? I know USMC pilots used to tell me the Aussie F-18s were in amazing condition for their age, compared to US ones (which had been used heavily including in combat), but I don't think the CF-18s were so well preserved.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 04, 2023 12:56 PM (OTzUX)

161
Technically, it's illegal to smoke meth in public, so the cops could theoretically come and issue $100 citations, that will be ignored. In theory.


Is it "in public" if the car windows are closed?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 04, 2023 12:57 PM (63Dwl)

162 It pisses me off to no end when erstwhile sensible people fear the Bolsheviks and think they need to kowtow to them

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 12:57 PM (xhxe8)

163 Also, one of the questions is an instant HQ classic: "Many people have been confused or surprised by the sight of my unclothed body".

I have trouble drawing a big enough crowd to find out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 04, 2023 12:58 PM (Qzn2/)

164 We need to stop allowing the Left to conflate gender and sex.

They lecture us all the time that gender isn't sex.

Fine. Let's agree. Gender isn't sex.

But bathrooms and prisons are divided by sex, and you can't change your fucking sex.

Posted by: ... at February 04, 2023 12:58 PM (EZjf+)

165 Is it "in public" if the car windows are closed?

Plot twist: the methheads live in the car, so I'm sure that a Portland judge would rule that it was their "residence".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 04, 2023 12:58 PM (2tUFv)

166 "Dude, Where's My Dick"
Posted by: Cicero
-----------------------

You could sell that to ABC as a new comedy sitcom.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 12:58 PM (iTfiy)

167 142 is AI generated

Posted by: ... at February 04, 2023 12:59 PM (EZjf+)

168 Linked from the other video:
If KAREN was a Stormtrooper
https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=Af-LDj8WbGg

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 04, 2023 12:59 PM (llON8)

169
We need to stop allowing the Left to conflate gender and sex.
They lecture us all the time that gender isn't sex.
Fine. Let's agree. Gender isn't sex.


Is that like weather and climate?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 04, 2023 01:00 PM (63Dwl)

170 The Navy saw increased maintenance delays, breakdowns and cannibalization of parts — moving them from one ship to keep another one going — during the period.

The good news is that "inclusiveness" is at an all-time high. Good grief.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 01:01 PM (Xrfse)

171 This would cost the city trillions of dollars, bankrupting it.

Feature, not bug, right?

Posted by: Flyover at February 04, 2023 01:01 PM (Rbu5d)

172 From Bloomberg:

The largest chemical producer BASF and the international company Dow are also among the companies ready to lay off workers and withdraw investments from Germany.

"We are no longer competitive in Germany, but our investments for further growth will be directed to more competitive places, such as the USA," said Matthias Zahert, head of the Lanxess chemical company.

Germany's largest producers are ready to cut thousands of jobs and withdraw investments to the US, since Berlin "will not be able" to provide them with energy at prices that were Russian gas


Tee hee!

Posted by: Victoria Nuland! at February 04, 2023 01:01 PM (2tUFv)

173 And you can't surprise me in how Leftists milk tax money to get into their pockets.

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 01:02 PM (xhxe8)

174 >>>The train was carrying more than 100 oil tanker cars when it derailed and crashed into a gas station.Nearby neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation.

>This wouldn't happen with a pipeline. Get Warren Buffett on the line and tell him to get his mop and bucket.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 01:03 PM (Jg7EG)

175 Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 01:05 PM (u73oe)

176 Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.

We haven't even determined the balloon's personal pronouns yet!

Posted by: The Biden Administration! at February 04, 2023 01:07 PM (2tUFv)

177 >>Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.

Klaatu barada nikto

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2023 01:08 PM (ZLI7S)

178 >This wouldn't happen with a pipeline. Get Warren Buffett on the line and tell him to get his mop and bucket.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 01:03 PM (Jg7EG)

And pay for the clean up and victim compensation.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 01:10 PM (Zzbjj)

179 And you can't surprise me in how Leftists milk tax money to get into their pockets.
Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 01:02 PM (xhxe


Politicians treat grants and spending items as money to be laundered.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 04, 2023 01:10 PM (xhaym)

180 $18k for 8 hours/month of work?

I don't know, Bill. Sounds fake.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2023 01:10 PM (ZLI7S)

181 Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.

We must meet its demands or we're all gonna die!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at February 04, 2023 01:10 PM (Xrfse)

182 I didn't price regular canning jars. I do need to buy more. And I should get some apples and try my dehydrator. I am hoping I'll have more energy as it warms up a bit. Supposed to be in the 40s today but cloudy and windy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 01:11 PM (4IUUf)

183 And pay for the clean up and victim compensation.
Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 01:10 PM (Zzbjj)


Well that would affect Berkshire Hathaway stock

Posted by: Kindltot at February 04, 2023 01:11 PM (xhaym)

184 Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 01:05 PM (u73oe)

We need thousands of people with (authentic) Peruvian flutes to play the Close Encounters' UFO theme.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 04, 2023 01:11 PM (BdMk6)

185 The infamous Chinese balloon was spotted spying on Shaw AFB in SC today.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at February 04, 2023 01:12 PM (94wrE)

186 Woke up this morning craving biscuits and gravy. Had to hit the store. Making now.

2.99 for a pound of flour! WTF?

Posted by: Aetius451AD, from the 50s at February 04, 2023 01:13 PM (CsVWE)

187
Well that would affect Berkshire Hathaway stock
Posted by: Kindltot at February 04, 2023 01:11 PM (xhaym)

If you can sue gun manufacturers for deaths, why can't you sue Buffett for the flammability of his product and all the destruction, displacement, and miscellaneous costs? Only seems fair.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 01:14 PM (Zzbjj)

188 Nice odd number to sound exact.

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 01:14 PM (xhxe8)

189 I didn't price regular canning jars. I do need to buy more. And I should get some apples and try my dehydrator. I am hoping I'll have more energy as it warms up a bit. Supposed to be in the 40s today but cloudy and windy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 01:11 PM (4IUUf)


Too expensive, I will buy any canned good that has a mason type lid, like El Classico spaghetti sauce

But go price jars locally and then check Fillmore for prices

https://www.fillmorecontainer.com/

They list manufacturer as well if you are worried about the quality of the lids and jars, though you might want to do some digging.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 04, 2023 01:14 PM (xhaym)

190 167 142 is AI generated
Posted by: ... at February 04, 2023 12:59 PM (EZjf+)

The girl, or the search?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at February 04, 2023 01:15 PM (CCSxw)

191 >>>Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.

>I wonder how may special agents in the Biden Secret Service detail have put the wood to Dr. Jill?

Low-T Joe doesn't mind, he'll just wait until Officer Buck zips up his trousers and drifts back to the Treasury.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 01:15 PM (Jg7EG)

192 Chili for lunch...no carrots.

Posted by: BignJames at February 04, 2023 01:17 PM (AwYPR)

193 Don't shoot - there is a kid trapped in the balloon!

Posted by: 99 Chinese Luft Balloons at February 04, 2023 01:18 PM (8GBH4)

194 Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 01:11 PM (4IUUf)

I know you're scaling back but there's another great yarn bargain out there. Maritime Family Fibers' owner/manager is celebrating her birth month with a great discount on every color, usually there's one a month, put this month all colors are on sale. It's all Briggs and Little, but their palette is great.

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 01:18 PM (Zzbjj)

195 Is there a live balloon tracker website?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 04, 2023 01:18 PM (DhOHl)

196 As the. Balloon is all but out to see haven't seen but scattered reports on its whereabouts so nothing dedicated I see

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 01:19 PM (xhxe8)

197 Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 01:05 PM (u73oe)
We need thousands of people with (authentic) Peruvian flutes to play the Close Encounters' UFO theme.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 04, 2023 01:11 PM (BdMk6)

Klaatu Batada Nikto!

Posted by: The Red Chinese Army Balloon at February 04, 2023 01:20 PM (R/m4+)

198 196 Is there a live balloon tracker website?
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 04, 2023 01:18 PM (DhOHl)

Like NORAD tracking Santa, I'm sure the feds could cook up something

Posted by: CN at February 04, 2023 01:20 PM (Zzbjj)

199 >>>Is there a live balloon tracker website?

>If it was made in China, you might be able to track it thru Amazon.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 01:20 PM (Jg7EG)

200 What was in the tank cars on fire in Ohio? Articles say it was Vinyl Chloride, which would be worse than crude oil or most other petroleum products.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 04, 2023 01:21 PM (O6NhO)

201 So it's not on Flightaware?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 04, 2023 01:22 PM (DhOHl)

202 Is there a live balloon tracker website?
Posted by: Quarter Twenty


It was there, but not any more!

Posted by: Commodore Matt Decker at February 04, 2023 01:23 PM (tjZg/)

203 184 Why don’t we just ask the balloon what it wants.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 01:05 PM (u73oe)

We need thousands of people with (authentic) Peruvian flutes to play the Close Encounters' UFO theme.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons



Terrible idea. Not only will we still have Chinese spy balloon's flying around, we'll also have giant Guinea pigs.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at February 04, 2023 01:23 PM (g/54t)

204 Let the balloon go...see where it ends up.

Posted by: BignJames at February 04, 2023 01:24 PM (AwYPR)

205 Whaddya mean I can't see the balloon's location real-time on my phone?

Did we lose a war?
This isn't America.
This isn't even Mexico!

Posted by: Homer Simpson at February 04, 2023 01:24 PM (DhOHl)

206 Let the balloon go...see where it ends up.
Posted by: BignJames at February 04, 2023 01:24 PM (AwYPR)

Hopefully in comes down in New York City, is loaded onto a Garbage Barge and shipped back to Red China to recycle it.

For Mother Earth!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 04, 2023 01:25 PM (R/m4+)

207 And the man in the back said “Everyone attack!” and it turned into a barroon britz!

Posted by: Steve, Andy, Mick (at the Ready) at February 04, 2023 01:26 PM (Ihn6X)

208 >>> The Navy saw increased maintenance delays, breakdowns and cannibalization of parts — moving them from one ship to keep another one going — during the period.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 04, 2023 12:54 PM (63Dwl)
-------------------

All of this eerily rhymes with the years preceding WWII. iirc

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 01:30 PM (iTfiy)

209 And the man in the back said “Everyone attack!” and it turned into a barroon britz!
Posted by: Steve, Andy, Mick (at the Ready) at February 04, 2023 01:26 PM (Ihn6X)

All right fellas, let's go!

Posted by: Zombie Brian Connolly at February 04, 2023 01:30 PM (R/m4+)

210 It creeps me out that Gavin Newsom was allowed to visit the wing of the White House where the President lives while Biden was traveling.

Posted by: KT at February 04, 2023 01:32 PM (rrtZS)

211 Do F-22s have guns?

If an F-22 has guns it can bang a few (calculated number) singles into the balloon and snag it on a barge in the Atlantic.

Don't have the technology?

Call up Elon on the telephone.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 01:34 PM (iTfiy)

212 Red Zeppelin was sighted around Charlotte, NC about 4 hours ago. I would appear to have headed out into the Atlantic somewhere near Myrtle Beach. Or thereabouts.

The airspace around that location is pretty bare, except for a couple tankers that still have their IFF transponders on.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 04, 2023 01:34 PM (Q4IgG)

213 good narden

Posted by: Kindltot at February 04, 2023 01:34 PM (xhaym)

214 213

Ouch!

Posted by: Rex B at February 04, 2023 01:36 PM (km3rg)

215 210 It creeps me out that Gavin Newsom was allowed to visit the wing of the White House where the President lives while Biden was traveling.
Posted by: KT
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Maybe he was visiting Jill, or Ashley, or Caroline or one of the other girls.

Do they let Hunter into the White House?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 01:37 PM (iTfiy)

216 As i get older, i find i need more sleep, not less.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 04, 2023 01:40 PM (KAi1n)

217 113 And yesterday's entry, for those who care:

I do. Really enjoy these posts, Muldoon.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 12:22 PM (Xrfse)


Ditto, keep them coming. It's interesting reading history at a micro level, written contemporaneously by someone who was there.

Posted by: a.moron at February 04, 2023 01:41 PM (F6Xpw)

218 "'It creeps me out that Gavin Newsom was allowed to visit the wing of the White House where the President lives while Biden was traveling."

He's measuring the drapes.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 04, 2023 01:41 PM (SJsWC)

219 Gruesome is my bet on next Democrat/ Marxist presidential candidate, maybe handed it if the toss out Sundowner and The Ho picks him as VP

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 01:43 PM (xhxe8)

220 It creeps me out that Gavin Newsom was allowed to visit the wing of the White House where the President lives while Biden was traveling.
Posted by: KT at February 04, 2023 01:32 PM (rrtZS)

Dr. Jill seems to use a lot of ice whenever Joe's away...

Posted by: Jeannie C. Riley at February 04, 2023 01:43 PM (R/m4+)

221 >>>It creeps me out that Gavin Newsom was allowed to visit the wing of the White House where the President lives while Biden was traveling.

>Dr. Jill and Gavin were just sharing recipes for breakfast tacos.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 01:48 PM (Jg7EG)

222 Grandpa Aspirin Factory followed the same path as Muldoon's dad in WWII. It's nice to read the diary entries. My grandfather didn't talk about the war.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 04, 2023 01:49 PM (n1JsZ)

223 And yesterday's entry, for those who care:

I do. Really enjoy these posts, Muldoon.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 12:22 PM (Xrfse)

Ditto, keep them coming. It's interesting reading history at a micro level, written contemporaneously by someone who was there.
Posted by: a.moron at February 04, 2023 01:41 PM (F6Xpw)
***

Ditto

Posted by: Diogenes at February 04, 2023 01:49 PM (anj39)

224 Ditto, keep them coming. It's interesting reading history at a micro level, written contemporaneously by someone who was there.
Posted by: a.moron at February 04, 2023 01:41 PM

Yes, I enjoy them. My grandfather didn't talk about the war either.

Posted by: Infidel at February 04, 2023 01:55 PM (YJQJ8)

225 One thing I like is that I don't go through courts, for anything, ever. I write contracts so things go through a specific two people, who will assure that my stepson and daughter will be fed, and my stepdaughter will be seen to, for her efforts.

I want the money and assets to be hers, because if we're dead, she's the one I can trust, based on her innate decency. Everything goes to her, to disburse as she sees fit.

I'm lucky to have that. If I'm dead, and her mother dies, then our lifetimes of work won't just come acropper.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 04, 2023 01:58 PM (oINRc)

226 Briggs and Little is fine yarn and wears well. Unfortunately my attorney wants pretty much everything I make this month. The end may be in sight if I get through it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 02:06 PM (4IUUf)

227 "We are among the biggest fools in history if..."

That ship has sailed.

By the way, the Chinese balloon is directly overhead right now. I'm in South Carolina.

Posted by: Ordinary American at February 04, 2023 02:11 PM (H8QX8)

228 Just up from short nap.

Well seems to have slowed down some as reports yesterday thought it would be out to sea this morning

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 02:14 PM (xhxe8)

229 The end may be in sight if I get through it.
Posted by: Notsothoreau
------------------------------

I'm praying for you.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 02:15 PM (iTfiy)

230 Just looked for reports and nothing newer than 3 hours.

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 02:17 PM (xhxe8)

231 Now wish I was in Myrtle Beach

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 02:18 PM (xhxe8)

232 Great takedown of San Francisco's Genius Gavin Newsom

Mrs. F. has been muttering about his wife all week, apparently she has been manufacturing propaganda content school districts are forced to purchase and program for the chirren. Of course, she's making a mint as well.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 04, 2023 02:21 PM (EZebt)

233 Murder Beach. They call it that for a reason. My coworker just had a young relative murdered there recently.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 04, 2023 02:22 PM (oINRc)

234 Murder Beach. They call it that for a reason. My coworker just had a young relative murdered there recently.

A real shame. Years ago, it used to be a nice vacation spot. Another one bites the dust.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 02:25 PM (Xrfse)

235 Poor phrasing ... The young girl was murdered at Murder Beach. My coworker didn't have her murdered there.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 04, 2023 02:25 PM (oINRc)

236 https://tinyurl.com/svzvee68

Adam Carolla has a great takedown of Gavin Newsom.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 04, 2023 02:29 PM (EZebt)

237 This was a movie, right? Don't Look Up

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 04, 2023 02:31 PM (EZebt)

238

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The Biden administration is moving forward with a plan to shoot down a large Chinese balloon...

[It's] suspected of conducting surveillance on the U.S. military. By bringing it down once it is above the Atlantic Ocean ... the remnants could potentially be recovered, according to two U.S. officials.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 02:32 PM (iTfiy)

239 Poor phrasing ... The young girl was murdered at Murder Beach. My coworker didn't have her murdered there.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 04, 2023 02:25 PM (oINRc)
===
*Spock eyebrow*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 04, 2023 02:32 PM (EZebt)

240 If you thought the MLK sculpture was bad, wait until you see this…
https://twitter.com/TatsuyaIshida9/status/
1621711203843313664

Oh that’s just a cartoon, you say?
https://tinyurl.com/yv3e9mje

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 04, 2023 02:34 PM (BtmcP)

241 Murder Beach. They call it that for a reason. My coworker just had a young relative murdered there recently.

That's a real shame.

Posted by: Virginia Beach at February 04, 2023 02:38 PM (n1JsZ)

242 [It's] suspected of conducting surveillance on the U.S. military. By bringing it down once it is above the Atlantic Ocean ... the remnants could potentially be recovered, according to two U.S. officials.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 02:32 PM (iTfiy)


Horse pucky.
Over the ocean it could/will be conveniently lost.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 04, 2023 02:42 PM (anj39)

243 https://www.youtube.com/live/nsQaM3i885A?feature=share
Splash 1 Chinese balloon

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 02:43 PM (xhxe8)

244 So Joe will blame Trump for the balloon, then he'll point out faults in our national security policy, and then he'll suggest we legislate something already on the books since the 1950's and then Joe will take credit for saving the world!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 02:52 PM (Jg7EG)

245 So much for the 400 sq mile debris field.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 04, 2023 02:55 PM (ZLI7S)

246 So we shot it down...obliterating it and destroying any evidence we might have gathered.

Don't tell me that sniveling coward isn't owned lock, stock and barrel by Xi Jin Ping.

Posted by: creeper at February 04, 2023 02:59 PM (cTCuP)

247 So much for the 400 sq mile debris field.
-
And the magically invulnerable compartmentalized balloon.

Posted by: Methos at February 04, 2023 02:59 PM (kOpft)

248 The propagandists and warmongers at FOX are running wild with their "expert" bullshit.

According to FOX the common layman thinks that radio communications are black magic that only China knows how to brew.

Ancient Chinese Secret!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 03:03 PM (Jg7EG)

249 I'd be interested to know what weaponry was employed to take down the Chinee Luftballoon. To quote the Mailman's Son, "we may never know".

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 03:06 PM (Xrfse)

250 The Bee: U.S. Shoots Down Spy Balloon As It Was Getting Too Close To Ukraine

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 04, 2023 03:08 PM (DTX3h)

251 239 Poor phrasing ... The young girl was murdered at Murder Beach. My coworker didn't have her murdered there.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 04, 2023 02:25 PM (oINRc)
--------------------------

Tell us more of this poor young girl and the happenstance of your co-worker.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 03:08 PM (iTfiy)

252 I'll second what many have said here as this has unfolded. This is a f*cking embarrassment.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 04, 2023 03:10 PM (Xrfse)

253 This pitch for Top Gun 3 sucks.

Posted by: Methos at February 04, 2023 03:12 PM (kOpft)

254 You shoot down one Chinese balloon and 20 minutes later you want to shoot down another one.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 03:15 PM (eGTCV)

255 Now wish I was in Myrtle Beach
Posted by: Skip
------

On a stool, at the Bowery bar...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 04, 2023 03:16 PM (tUUeN)

256 I play joke. I put pee-pee in your coke!

The shot it down with a cannon. Conventional weapon.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 03:17 PM (Jg7EG)

257
The shot it down with a cannon. Conventional weapon.
Posted by: Dr. Bone
-------

Crosman pellet rifle

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 04, 2023 03:23 PM (1a0ym)

258 AJB's mom: "Maybe more classified docs will fall out of it."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 04, 2023 03:24 PM (DTX3h)

259 Nood pets.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 04, 2023 03:25 PM (ju2Fy)

260

Air to air missile with proximity fuse.

Posted by: No-one Never at February 04, 2023 03:28 PM (fkuu7)

261 And don't forget the sophistication of the soup-can telephone communications back to Xi.

"Led Squiller to Clow's nest, come in prease!"

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 03:28 PM (Jg7EG)

262

George R. Robertson, star of Police Academy and many other films, dead at age 89, another senseless Covax death!

Posted by: No-one Never at February 04, 2023 03:33 PM (/Rqse)

263 The Order of the Pink Balloon will be awarded to all the courageous officers involved in today's strategic decision to Save America.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 04, 2023 03:38 PM (e2onP)

264 We got the info we needed.

Thx

Posted by: Xi at February 04, 2023 03:39 PM (Zu6T/)

265 This was a movie, right? Don't Look Up

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 04, 2023 02:31 PM

"Don't Look Up", "Up", "Up in the Air"... who knows.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 04, 2023 03:39 PM (Do5/p)

266 We got the info we needed.
Thx
Posted by: Xi


That Joe Biden is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure?

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 04, 2023 03:41 PM (CaJIi)

267 This is the shoot down. Not much to see. No explosion, it just wilts.

https://youtu.be/nsQaM3i885A

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 03:47 PM (iTfiy)

268 Realize they shot Ashli Babbot faster than that balloon.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 04, 2023 03:47 PM (UcAQV)

269 I'm relieved to know that the Pentagon gave American citizens an additional one hour notice to evacuate the debris field before that balloon nuked a strip mall.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 03:47 PM (Jg7EG)

270 I'm relieved to know that the Pentagon gave American citizens an additional one hour notice to evacuate the debris field

All clear! It was just carrying a Baby Ruth...

Posted by: Carl Spackler at February 04, 2023 03:50 PM (CaJIi)

271 Trump shooting down the CCP spy balloon, Duck Hunt style.

https://bit.ly/3wUbJpF

"It comes from... CHYna."

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 04, 2023 03:55 PM (Do5/p)

272 My breast swells with pride and my eyes weep with joy knowing ol sleepy joe was ready to don the mantle of wartime Commander in Chief and ordered the shoot down of the evil commie balloon.

Or it's the chili that I'm eating.
Yeah. It's the chili.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 04, 2023 03:55 PM (anj39)

273 " it's coming strait down (duh) and it will allow them to figure out where to put their recovery asserts"

He guys in the airplane get together with the guys in the boats and tell them where and when you're going to shoot.

That way the boats will be within easy line of sight to the balloon. They might just need a pole hook and reel it in. Too bad there's not Navy / Astronaut guy to tell them how it's done.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 03:58 PM (iTfiy)

274 Mission accomplished! Well done! Wait, wut?

Posted by: The Clown Car Junta at February 04, 2023 04:02 PM (Xrfse)

275 Only plane we have that can do maneuvers that high is the F-22. If Obama had allowed the sale of F-22s to India they would still be in production.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at February 04, 2023 04:04 PM (iTfiy)

276 Diversity! Equity! Implosion!

Posted by: The Clown Car Junta at February 04, 2023 04:05 PM (Xrfse)

277 around 1:38CT https://ytube.io/3aaO

Is that the payload falling away?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 04, 2023 04:24 PM (yQpMk)

278

Looks like it. Maybe the suspension system was destroyed or maybe it's a self destruct... not much electronic/opticish gonna survive that fall.

Posted by: No-one Never at February 04, 2023 04:30 PM (fkuu7)

279 What is the terminal velocity falling from 65K feet? That payload is going to be shattered and scattered on impact.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 04, 2023 04:32 PM (yQpMk)

280

Assuming drag similar to a human body, terminal velocity would be about 120ish MPH.

Posted by: No-one Never at February 04, 2023 04:37 PM (fkuu7)

281 I don't think it's terminal when it helicopters down on its gossamer wing/tail.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 04:41 PM (Jg7EG)

282 I don't think it's terminal when it helicopters down on its gossamer wing/tail.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 04:41 PM (Jg7EG)


You don't think those sensor booms are going to rip off? They look a bit spindly.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 04, 2023 04:43 PM (yQpMk)

283 Watch us recover the envelope, but not the payload.

It's Mylar! Good intel there.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 04, 2023 04:45 PM (yQpMk)

284 My concern is if the Top Men at the Pentagon had enough time to calculate the location of the dead cat bounce. No joke!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 04:54 PM (Jg7EG)

285

Pretty sure the sensor package is itty bitty bits of fish food now.

Question, was it returning data or storing it on board?

Posted by: No-one Never at February 04, 2023 05:05 PM (fkuu7)

286 >>>Question, was it returning data or storing it on board?

>I don't claim to be a propagandist nor play one on TV, but I suspect this hunk of shit was jammed the moment it cross over into our airspace. I doubt it was transmitting or storing our secrets. If it was storing reruns of Yellowstone, they got dumped into the Atlantic.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 04, 2023 05:27 PM (Jg7EG)

287 Huh, so Chinese Spy balloon is left alone as it flies over Repub controlled States, then is shot down as it nears Democrat controlled states...

What a Co in ki dink!

Posted by: Rootin Tootin Putin at February 04, 2023 05:34 PM (oHd/0)

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