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Mid-Morning Art Thread

Borch woman Lute.jpg

A Woman Playing the Theorbo-Lute and a Cavalier
Gerard ter Borch the Younger

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 A R T

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (BRHaw)

3 The first Lilith Fair.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

4 The Art Of The Deal

Posted by: Huck Folllywood at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (1u/pU)

5 Play that, you know, the thing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM (hOUT3)

6 What a cavalier attitude.

Posted by: It's obvious at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM (15RCy)

7 She gave her love a cherry......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

8 Gerard ter Borch the Younger

Hen was very popular with the Borch Belt!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM (BRHaw)

9 I gave my love a cherry.....

Cavalier grabs lute and smashes it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM (hh7Ed)

10 Is that like a dobro?

Posted by: dingbat at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM (dDC3n)

11 She's a lyre!

Posted by: Don't be fooled at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (15RCy)

12 The neck of that guitar makes no sense.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

13 In before Bluto comes down the stairs and smashes that turbo-lute.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (ptElO)

14 and a Cavalier

I guess its parked outside.....

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (T4tVD)

15 She gave her love a cherry......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM


Someone else can smash the guitar lute today.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (Wnv9h)

16 They used to shoot luters.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (lf83v)

17 He's only got one thing on his mind.

"Free Bird!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (LvTSG)

18 So she's playing both of them, now I get it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (hOUT3)

19 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artist Gerard ter Borch
Year c. 1658
Medium Oil on wood
Dimensions 36.8 cm × 32.4 cm (14.5 in × 12.8 in)

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (BRHaw)

20 I broke my G-string!

"So I see"

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (qoGsy)

21 Everybody be luting in the streets!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (Wnv9h)

22

"Bitter dregs."

- - Spock

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (x0n13)

23 Lute first, then...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (hOUT3)

24 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are my favorite.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (NpAcC)

25 She gave her love a cherry......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

One of the best scenes evah.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (qoGsy)

26

Sefton emerges into the painting to shout:

"Play Whipping Post!!!!!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (x0n13)

27 Interesting. We have a local group that performs Renaissance music with handmade period-correct instruments. Their therabo is 6 feet long. Old music concerts are very enjoyable and relaxing.

Posted by: Kris at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (OyyDO)

28 He has the look of a drunken Joe Namath on the sidelines with Suzie Kolber.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

29 24 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are my favorite.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (NpAcC)

I read that as Carole King Charles Spaniels . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:34 AM (x0n13)

30 Her head looks a little round...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:34 AM (9UlRk)

31 May I finger your Turbo-Lute?

Posted by: Cavalier at May 25, 2023 09:34 AM (fs1hN)

32 I gave my love a cherry which had no stone
I gave my love a chicken which had no bone
I gave my love a story which had no end
I gave my love a baby

wang bam bang

SORRY!

Posted by: Blutarski at May 25, 2023 09:34 AM (BRHaw)

33 Pants up, don't lute!

Posted by: We were all saying it at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (15RCy)

34 It's not what he calls rock and roll

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (2l8+d)

35 Is that thing in his pocket a knife?

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (NpAcC)

36 Steve Buscemi… the Early Years..

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (PCK5/)

37
She's running a con on the cavalier?

No? Then explain how she is "playing" him ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (pNxlR)

38 NO STAIRWAY!!!!

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (gmo/4)

39 I read that as Turbo Lute and snickered.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (U2p+3)

40 Luters will be shot on sight!

Posted by: Guvna Ron at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (15RCy)

41 Pick it Luther

Posted by: Dead Johnny Cash at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (BRHaw)

42 Free Bird!!!!

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (PCK5/)

43 Is that thing in his pocket a knife?
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (NpAcC)



Looks like a dagger in a sheath.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

44 Gimme three steps mister...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM (hOUT3)

45 Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo

Posted by: Rick Derringer at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM (Q4IgG)

46
Is that thing in his pocket a knife?
Posted by: redridinghood


Nope. Potato masher grenade. He's a proto-Nazi.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM (pNxlR)

47 Strumming the beta model of the Stratocaster. Dingy painting. Would not hang.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM (to8pj)

48 I like the diagonal lines connecting the woman to the man. One is their lines-of-sight, and the other is the lute. It gives action to this quiet piece. I can see the woman swaying and and the lute bouncing to the beat of the music.

Posted by: Kris at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

49 Proto Angus Young?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM (YRsIm)

50 I don't see no caviar!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM (Frnu2)

51 I that a sword handle or you just glad to see me?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (BRHaw)

52 Looks like a dagger in a sheath.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)
******
She's in danger then.
Run!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (NpAcC)

53 "...and this move, I call the 'windmill'."

Posted by: red speck at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (Ny/Va)

54 I went down to the Crossroads
Tried to hitch a ride

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (PCK5/)

55 My first impression of the woman was a Melissa Etheridge vibe.

NTTAWWT ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (sJSOG)

56 She's a pickin' and he's a grinnin'

Posted by: Heehaw at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (15RCy)

57 I read that as Turbo Lute and snickered.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (U2p+3)


My brain saw "Turbo Lube"

I've been here too long....

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (gmo/4)

58
Say, cavalier, wanna check out my sounding board?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (pNxlR)

59 That's why this young girl's skin looks so nice.

Plenty of lute-teen.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (9UlRk)

60 22

"Bitter dregs."

- - Spock
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:33 AM (x0n13)

Do you reach it, Brother?

Posted by: Adam at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (N3zMI)

61 NO STAIRWAY!!!!

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (gmo/4)



The forbidden riff.......


https://youtu.be/_2Z-5Bop7-g

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (Zz0t1)

62 This is what a theorbo sounds like:

https://tinyurl.com/2umytd4n

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (AW0uW)

63 He has the look of a drunken Joe Namath on the sidelines with Suzie Kolber.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

Namath starts mumbling "I get drunk one time...ONE TIME....")

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (T4tVD)

64 That lute must have at least 20 strings.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (to8pj)

65 I think that's a pistol handle based on where it's slung on his leg.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (9UlRk)

66 You can barely see the Amalfitano pickups on that thing.

Wow! They've been around for a while.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (qoGsy)

67 "M'lady, wouldst thou care to play louder? I have an amplification device at mine abode. It goeth to eleven."

Posted by: red speck at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (Ny/Va)

68 Is that thing in his pocket a knife?
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (NpAcC)
++++
Nah, he's just happy to see her.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (DU+/6)

69 48 I like the diagonal lines connecting the woman to the man. One is their lines-of-sight, and the other is the lute. It gives action to this quiet piece. I can see the woman swaying and and the lute bouncing to the beat of the music.
Posted by: Kris at May 25, 2023 09:37 AM

You may want to check out the Jennifer Connelly link in the sidebar for bouncing action that lute lady can't match.

Posted by: Movie Moron at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (JCZqz)

70
Officer! Officer! They're luting the Food King!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (pNxlR)

71 Anyone else imagine she sounds like Yoko?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (hh7Ed)

72 I say the lute was the accordion of its day; that's how I feel about lutes

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (Vhzin)

73 People mistakenly think that her left hand is playing the chord G7 Minor Suspended.

In fact, she is flashing a gang sign to her homies in the PJs.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (lf83v)

74 luthier
loo͞′tē-ər
noun
One that makes or repairs stringed instruments, such as violins.
One who makes wooden stringed instruments, such as violins, guitars, etc.
A person who, or a business which, makes or repairs stringed wooden musical instruments, such as lutes, violins, and guitars.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (BRHaw)

75 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (Wnv9h)

RMBS, I sent you an e-mail a couple of days ago about going to the range.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (AW0uW)

76 "Gerard ter Borch the Younger"
I assume that there is an older Gerard ter Borch.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (NpAcC)

77 60 Do you reach it, Brother?
Posted by: Adam at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (N3zMI)

I was quoting a different episode, but Spock definitely rocked out with the space hippies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (x0n13)

78 Is that thing in his pocket a knife?
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (NpAcC)
++++
Nah, he's just happy to see her.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (T4tVD)

79 "You know I'm not going to play 'Free Bird' for you, right?"

Posted by: pookysgirl, art interpreter at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (dtlDP)

80
He's the sales rep from "Lutes, Yoots, and Flutes"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (pNxlR)

81 72 I say the lute was the accordion of its day; that's how I feel about lutes
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (Vhzin)

Dude walks in bank with accordion case...

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (BRHaw)

82 Which raises the question: Why haven't the Cleveland Cavaliers been cancelled yet?

Maybe they can call them the Cleveland Guardians or some such idiocy ... wait, wut?

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (sJSOG)

83 She's like; you get any closer and I'm a shoving this lute up yo ass.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (Q4IgG)

84 62 This is what a theorbo sounds like:

https://tinyurl.com/2umytd4n
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing



MPPP, thanks for posting that link, it is glorious music!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (hOUT3)

85 He's saying "you play Zombie and imma cut a bitch."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:43 AM (Zz0t1)

86 Off, space hippy sock!

(JJ, I knew I was crossing the streams. You quoted "Plato's Step-Children".)

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 25, 2023 09:43 AM (N3zMI)

87 He has the look of a drunken Joe Namath on the sidelines with Suzie Kolber.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

Namath starts mumbling "I get drunk one time...ONE TIME....")
Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (T4tVD)

---------

Well, he IS wearing panty hose ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:43 AM (sJSOG)

88
Gerard ter Borch the Younger

Gerard ter Borch the Grumpy
Gerard ter Borch the Groomer
Gerard ter Borch the Torch
Gerard ter Borch the 'Tard

Nary a one worth a spit in the bunch ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:44 AM (pNxlR)

89 74 >>>luthier
loo͞′tē-ər
noun
A person who, or a business which, makes or repairs stringed wooden musical instruments, such as lutes, violins, and guitars.


Easiest job ever. To make the pitch go up, you make the strings tightier. To make the pitch go down, you make them luthier.

Posted by: red speck at May 25, 2023 09:44 AM (Ny/Va)

90 He looks like she played the Brown Note

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:44 AM (BRHaw)

91 That lute must have at least 20 strings.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (to8pj)

----------

The world's first double-neck lute.

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:44 AM (sJSOG)

92 In fact, she is flashing a gang sign to her homies in the PJs.

You asked for it:

https://tinyurl.com/be2jetka

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:44 AM (AW0uW)

93 62 This is what a theorbo sounds like:

https://tinyurl.com/2umytd4n
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:39 AM (AW0uW)

Have you ever heard a baryton?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baryton

Posted by: Kris at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (OyyDO)

94 RMBS, I sent you an e-mail a couple of days ago about going to the range.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM


MP4, sorry - I've been slack with my email. I'll shoot you a reply today.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (Wnv9h)

95 To all of the Hordians who thought of the scene from Animal House I salute you as the second I saw the painting I thought of Bluto. Bit of trivia : the guitar guy was singer Steven Bishop (On and On , etc )

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (XaUsS)

96 I, Melissa of Etheridge, Dutchess of DeGeneres, hereby proclaim my affection for you, Caitlyn of Jenner, Cavalier of Transgenderia, with this sojourning ballad.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (lf83v)

97 *forty minutes of terrible luting later*

"You play... very... nicely, my lady. "

"Thanks! My boyfriend taught me how!"

"..... fuck you."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (9UlRk)

98 Do you reach it, Brother?
Posted by: Adam at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (N3zMI)

I was quoting a different episode, but Spock definitely rocked out with the space hippies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (x0n13)


IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.




Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (gmo/4)

99
MP4, sorry - I've been slack with my email. I'll shoot you a reply today.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (Wnv9h)



SLACKER!!!!!!


*points*

*hisses*

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

100 And then she said "I think I'd like you better in something less," and took me by the hand whispering "I have have some etchings upstairs I need undressed."

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 09:46 AM (a175k)

101 97 *forty minutes of terrible luting later*

"You play... very... nicely, my lady. "

"Thanks! My boyfriend taught me how!"

"..... fuck you."
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (9UlRk)

========

The cavalier to be played by Matt Berry, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:46 AM (LvTSG)

102 86 Off, space hippy sock!

(JJ, I knew I was crossing the streams. You quoted "Plato's Step-Children".)
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 25, 2023 09:43 AM (N3zMI)

Years ago, I quipped about opening a daycare center and calling it "Play-do's Retreat."

Given today's transexual-homo-pedo madness, I don't want to give them any ideas.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:46 AM (x0n13)

103 100

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:46 AM (BRHaw)

104
Have you ever heard a baryton?


$20, same as in town

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:46 AM (pNxlR)

105 Careful with that axe, Eugenia.

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at May 25, 2023 09:46 AM (MvF+J)

106 Ah, the Art Thread, where the Horde Mind is on full display.

Speaking of which, where's the bleach bottle?

Posted by: pookysgirl, tapped into a lower consciousness at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (dtlDP)

107 I assume that there is an older Gerard ter Borch.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (NpAcC)
++++
There was not. It was typical during this time for artisans to apply generational elements to one's name - "The Younger" or "III" or somesuch - to draw distinction for his work. During this era, the arts were dominated by great families descended from the Renaissance period of artistic expansion. Moreover, the establishment of the guild system during the late middle ages limited access for independent artists who could not claim lineage.

Independent artists looking to end-run the guild system and gain legitimacy in art world would frequently move to a different kingdom where the specific noble and merchant families were less well-known or even unknown, assume a multi-generational appellation and fabricate a less-pedestrian backstory for his family. Through this process, he could achieve legitimacy and earn a living even outside of the guilds and major families. As a result of this behavior, many artists claiming to be the decedents of illustrious names were in fact the first of their names.

Posted by: Fake History, Volume LXIV at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (DU+/6)

108 98 Do you reach it, Brother?
Posted by: Adam at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (N3zMI)

I was quoting a different episode, but Spock definitely rocked out with the space hippies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (x0n13)


IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (gmo/4)

"Shore Leave" has entered the chat.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (N3zMI)

109 This is an Assault Theorbo:
youtube.com/watch?v=4LFcNd-psRA

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (MvF+J)

110

Want some fisk with that lute?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (x0n13)

111 Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave"

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (BRHaw)

112 Do you reach it, Brother?
Posted by: Adam at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (N3zMI)

I was quoting a different episode, but Spock definitely rocked out with the space hippies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (x0n13)

IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.
Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (gmo/4)


**"Turnabout Intruder" has entered the chat**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (AW0uW)

113 luthier
loo͞′tē-ər
noun
One that makes or repairs stringed instruments, such as violins.
One who makes wooden stringed instruments, such as violins, guitars, etc.
A person who, or a business which, makes or repairs stringed wooden musical instruments, such as lutes, violins, and guitars.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (BRHaw)

--------

Lex Luthier, Super-Villain at Law and Instrument Repair.

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (sJSOG)

114 He wants to show her Norwegian Wood

Posted by: And it hurts my head at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (og5mY)

115 He wants to show her Norwegian Wood
Posted by: And it hurts my head at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (og5mY)



Does she float?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (Zz0t1)

116 Of course there's an elder.

Gerard ter Borch the Ditchdigger.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (9UlRk)

117 114 He wants to show her Norwegian Wood
Posted by: And it hurts my head at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (og5mY)

See me at #110.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:49 AM (x0n13)

118 Fun Fact:

The Theorbo-Lute = The Theramin Mach 1.0

The Theramin would make it's first appearance two years later in Gerard ter Borch the Younger's painting-

"Ye Goode Vibrasonics and Cavalier"

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2023 09:49 AM (RJQ8g)

119 **"Turnabout Intruder" has entered the chat**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (AW0uW)

I like that one. I like to think Shat camping it up causes some heads to explode.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 25, 2023 09:50 AM (N3zMI)

120 She should be singing:

You know, every now and then
I think you might like to hear something from us
Nice and easy
But there's just one thing, you see
We never ever do nothing
Nice and easy
We always do it nice and rough
But we're gonna take the beginning of this song
And do it easy
But then, we're gonna do the finish rough
The way we do Proud Mary

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2023 09:50 AM (lf83v)

121 I, Melissa of Etheridge, Dutchess of DeGeneres, hereby proclaim my affection for you, Caitlyn of Jenner, Cavalier of Transgenderia, with this sojourning ballad.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (lf83v)

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LOL. Well played, AP.

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:50 AM (sJSOG)

122 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
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Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

123 This is a fun painting. I like the double meaning of 'playing': the lute and the girl's playfulness. Ter Borch does a nice job with brilliant color, in this case the royal blue and satiny white on the girl's dress. It makes her stand out and brings the viewer's eye to her expression. Even though the other clothing and cloths are softer, they still give the feeling of detail. But it all comes down to her expression.

BTW, based on some other of ter Borch's works, the model might be his sister.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (7EjX1)

124 "Hey, baby, wanna know how to make a dutch baby?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (9UlRk)

125 Musician has a winsome face. Too bad we can't she more of the cavalier. Therbo-Lute sounds like some mechanical device. Of course, I know the word "lute", just have not ever seen it combined with "Therbo", a word which I don't recognize..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Keyt1)

126
Sure ... why not? A Katzenjammer Kit ...

https://youtu.be/-UYgORr5Qhg

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (pNxlR)

127 IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.
Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (gmo/4)

**"Turnabout Intruder" has entered the chat**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (AW0uW)

"Spock's Brain"

Posted by: Kris at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (OyyDO)

128 The turbo-lute? Does it get more notes to the song than a non-turbo?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (J2vNu)

129 Nice Pick

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (BRHaw)

130 I wonder if professions like thatcher and luthier etymology came out of family names.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (44ww/)

131 The lute player looks kind of like Janet Gaynor.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (J2vNu)

132 122 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
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Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

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Who? Who broke laws?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (LvTSG)

133 122 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
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Posted by: andycanuck
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Well, what does "law" really mean anyway?

Posted by: Merrick Garland at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (fs1hN)

134
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Who? Who broke laws?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (LvTSG)




There are no laws only Zuul.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

135 She's singing some Chuck Berry:

"Movin' through the traffic like a mounted Cavalier . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (J2vNu)

136 "Spock's Brain"
Posted by: Kris at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (OyyDO)


I'd watch that over "Miri" or "The Omega Glory" any day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (AW0uW)

137 Who? Who broke laws?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (LvTSG)
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The institution, of course. Some retraining will set it right.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (DU+/6)

138 117 114 He wants to show her Norwegian Wood
Posted by: And it hurts my head at May 25, 2023 09:48 AM (og5mY)
See me at #110.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:49 AM (x0n13)


Arrrgh, only at AoS!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (hOUT3)

139 Who? Who broke laws?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (LvTSG)

Small office. Cincinnati. You wouldn't know them. Barely even matters.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (9UlRk)

140 Years ago, I quipped about opening a daycare center and calling it "Play-do's Retreat."

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Clever, J.J.! I think today you could have great success opening one on most every university and college campus (sadly) ... as Prager said, the only difference today between kindergarten and college is the age of the kinder.

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (sJSOG)

141 IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (gmo/4)

"Shore Leave" has entered the chat.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (N3zMI)

AOS protocol demands, we must now rank the top three worst Star Trek TOS episodes:

1. The Way to Eden
2. Plato's Step Children
3. The alternative Factor


Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (gmo/4)

142 theorbo, large bass lute, or archlute, used from the 16th to the 18th century for song accompaniments and for basso continuo parts.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (BRHaw)

143 The guy has a very careless attitude.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (sqCjI)

144 That's as close to a barre chord as she's gonna' get.

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM (AwYPR)

145 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
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Posted by: andycanuck


Law and law! What is law?

Posted by: Kara at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM (AW0uW)

146 CDC and FDA possibly broke laws

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

In other words, a day ending in "y."

Posted by: pookysgirl, beyond cynical at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM (dtlDP)

147
"Theorbo-Lute and Theorbo-Lute!!! What is Theorbo-Lute!!!"

Posted by: Excerpt Spock's Theorbo-Lute, Episode 12, Star Trek Season 2 at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM (RJQ8g)

148 Bleg.

Anyone know of any podcasts and such that I could reach out to in order to help promote my new book? Sarah Lee used to run a movie podcast for Townhall, but it seems to be defunct. I've reached out anyway (I was a guest a couple of times).

I've reached out to Christian Toto (I've also been a guest on his once).

I'm not sure about anyone else. Anyone with any connections that could help a brother out?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM (LvTSG)

149 There was not. It was typical during this time for artisans to apply generational elements to one's name - "The Younger" or "III" or somesuch - to draw distinction for his work. During this era, the arts were dominated by great families descended from the Renaissance period of artistic expansion. Moreover, the establishment of the guild system during the late middle ages limited access for independent artists who could not claim lineage.

Independent artists looking to end-run the guild system and gain legitimacy in art world would frequently move to a different kingdom where the specific noble and merchant families were less well-known or even unknown, assume a multi-generational appellation and fabricate a less-pedestrian backstory for his family. Through this process, he could achieve legitimacy and earn a living even outside of the guilds and major families. As a result of this behavior, many artists claiming to be the decedents of illustrious names were in fact the first of their names.

Posted by: Fake History, Volume LXIV at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (DU+/6)

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MannixGPT > ChatGPT

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (sJSOG)

150 145 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
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Posted by: andycanuck

Law and law! What is law?
Posted by: Kara at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM

I am the law!

Posted by: Judge Dredd at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (JCZqz)

151 IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.
Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:45 AM (gmo/4)
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Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 25, 2023 09:47 AM (N3zMI)
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None of you shitty TOS guys can hold a candle to me.

Posted by: The de-evolution episode of "Voyager" at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (DU+/6)

152 142 theorbo, large bass lute, or archlute, used from the 16th to the 18th century for song accompaniments and for basso continuo parts.
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I got your basso continuo parts right here!
*slaps behind*

Posted by: Kardashian at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (fs1hN)

153 When my three-year-old daughter saw this, she said to me, "Mommy, there ought to be more music written for the Theorbo-lute. It makes such a lovely sound. Our President must write an Executive Order to make composers do just that!"

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (r/qWC)

154 I saw Turbo Lute open for Turbonegro at the Oslodome in '08

Posted by: It was a fast show at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (SIX3A)

155 Exclusive: New Evidence FDA, CDC Hid Early Data on Myocarditis Spurs Questions of ‘Criminal Coverup’

New evidence suggests the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have violated the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act when they withheld knowledge about myocarditis safety signals from the public and from COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets.

https://tinyurl.com/yrcwsunn

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (Vwz3I)

156 Who? Who broke laws?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM


Probably.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (Wnv9h)

157 "Theorbo-Lute, Theorbo-Lute, my kingdom for a Theorbo-Lute."

- No King Ever

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (lf83v)

158 The institution, of course. Some retraining will set it right.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:53 AM (DU+/6)


Sternly worded letters in their personnel files, that will set it right!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (hOUT3)

159 135 She's singing some Chuck Berry:

"Movin' through the traffic like a mounted Cavalier . . ."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM (J2vNu)

Nah, she's singing Buckcherry:

"Hey, you're a crazy bitch but you f*ck so good I'm on top of it..."

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (KbCG3)

160 Brain and Brain, what is Brain?

Posted by: Dianne Feinstein at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (PiwSw)

161 156 Who? Who broke laws?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM

Probably.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (Wnv9h)

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I knew it!

Pete Townshend created covid!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (LvTSG)

162 I'm not sure about anyone else. Anyone with any connections that could help a brother out?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM (LvTSG)

I should have thought that when people find out our fourth president is still alive and has a new book out, the marketing would handle itself.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (9UlRk)

163 I was quoting a different episode, but Spock definitely rocked out with the space hippies.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (x0n13)
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IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023


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If nothing else, it was dull. Though I give Skip Homeier credit for neatly suggesting the madness of Dr. Sevrin without rolling his eyes or foaming at the mouth. When Spock says, "He is insane. I have not consulted Dr. McCoy, but I have no doubt of it," that is chilling.

"Turnabout Intruder" is fun to watch Shatner, a stage-trained actor, suggest the woman inside Kirk's body. "Spock's Brain" . . . well, yeah, that one might be unsalvageable on any level.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (J2vNu)

164 162 I should have thought that when people find out our fourth president is still alive and has a new book out, the marketing would handle itself.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (9UlRk)

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You'd think, right?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (LvTSG)

165 Only a few bad apples broke laws.
- Sean H.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (xMRCs)

166 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are my favorite.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023
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I read that as Carole King Charles Spaniels . . .
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023


***
"I feel the earth
Move
Under my paws . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 09:57 AM (J2vNu)

167 Yeah, that cavalier is hoping she puts down the weird looking guitar so he can get to do some strumming of his own.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at May 25, 2023 09:57 AM (Oq/TM)

168 BREAKING: New evidence suggests the CDC and FDA possibly broke laws when they withheld knowledge about myocarditis safety signals from the public.

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It should only be news anymore when it's discovered that they didn't break laws.

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:57 AM (sJSOG)

169 Who? Who broke laws?

We’ve got ‘em for sure this time!

Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 09:58 AM (nfrXX)

170 Ok...you people have gone all Star Trek and Spock.

You asked for it.

https://youtu.be/b7o4ZQ4v7pg

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:58 AM (Wnv9h)

171 Law and law! What is law?
Posted by: Kara at May 25, 2023 09:54 AM (AW0uW)


They be more like suggestions or very flexible rough guidelines, matey!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 25, 2023 09:58 AM (hOUT3)

172 My next selection is rather provocative.

It's called "WAP."

Wessex Anglo Poussoir.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 25, 2023 09:58 AM (lf83v)

173 164 162 I should have thought that when people find out our fourth president is still alive and has a new book out, the marketing would handle itself.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (9UlRk)

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You'd think, right?!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:56 AM (LvTSG)

Who?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 25, 2023 09:59 AM (eYoxG)

174 Gas is back above $4 in my neck of the woods. And here I was thinking inflation was a thing of the past. It’s almost as if the media lies to me.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:59 AM (xMRCs)

175

My Sphincter, It Burns!!!!!!

Posted by: Spock's Ani at May 25, 2023 09:59 AM (HN64g)

176 Now I want to check out some of the music from the 1600s, played on period correct instruments. It, and similar, are some of my favorite styles. The sound from those instruments is very different and, for my taste, vastly better than modern ones. The materials used require different techniques and rely on the sound of each instrument, not just volume. The relative richness and simplicity makes itself at home in the human heart.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2023 09:59 AM (7EjX1)

177 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
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"suggests" in the way the blinding orb of light rising in the east suggest day.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 09:59 AM (Vhzin)

178 IMO, the worst episode of Start Trek TOS. Completely cringe worthy.
Posted by: Archer
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Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher
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None of you shitty TOS guys can hold a candle to me.
Posted by: The de-evolution episode of "Voyager"
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I would comment but I'm too busy condemning a race of humanoids to death for not being as medically advanced as myself and because they don't let I.Q. 70 morons do the same jobs they do.

Posted by: Dr Phlox at May 25, 2023 10:00 AM (Vwz3I)

179 122 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
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Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

When do the nooses get hung up from the lamp posts along Pennsylvania Ave?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 25, 2023 10:00 AM (N39Ws)

180 The sniper is behind the pillar

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at May 25, 2023 10:00 AM (Oq/TM)

181 Now I want to check out some of the music from the 1600s, played on period correct instruments. It, and similar, are some of my favorite styles. The sound from those instruments is very different and, for my taste, vastly better than modern ones. The materials used require different techniques and rely on the sound of each instrument, not just volume. The relative richness and simplicity makes itself at home in the human heart.
Posted by: JTB

Leo Fender's ghost is going to haunt you forever.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (a175k)

182 I'd watch that over "Miri" or "The Omega Glory" any day.
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Kohm lover!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (Vwz3I)

183 122 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
BREAKING: New evidence suggests the CDC and FDA possibly broke laws when they withheld knowledge about myocarditis safety signals from the public.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

It's ok. We aren't actually individual human beings with intrinsic worth, we're just meatbags to be indoctrinated, dominated, subjugated, and manipulated by those in authority over us.

Posted by: Fuck authority at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (SIX3A)

184 BREAKING: New evidence suggests the CDC and FDA possibly broke laws when they withheld knowledge about myocarditis safety signals from the public.

IIRC the swine flu scandal in the 80s was caused after it killed...3 people...? And the CDC was caught covering it up.

The clot shot has killed, depending on what numbers you want to take, x10K to x1M that many

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (lc5cP)

185 I've noticed for awhile that wokeness is a religion in search of a god. It seems a lot of the wokest have settled on Satan, and that's a good publicity stunt, but Satan is too pervasive a symbol of evil in our society to work on a mass scale and get millions into the pews.

I think I need to resurrect Helios/Mithra and form a phony, modernized cult of Sol Invictus, with myself as a phony, modernized Pontifex Elagabalus I. I think it's perfect for these unmoored, directionless monster babies for a number of reasons.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (oINRc)

186 I see some binge ST watching in my future.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (Q4IgG)

187 183
It's ok. We aren't actually individual human beings with intrinsic worth, we're just meatbags to be indoctrinated, dominated, subjugated, and manipulated by those in authority over us.
Posted by: Fuck authority at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (SIX3A)

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How progressive.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:02 AM (LvTSG)

188 I wonder if professions like thatcher and luthier etymology came out of family names.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (44ww/)

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Have mentioned this before. My town of Prescott came from a British family name that was derived from "Priest's Cottage" -- so the converse of the question you pose.

[For some reason, I've used the word "converse" more in the past week or two that during my first 60 years ... it must be the perverse upside-down converse world within which we now live.]

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 10:02 AM (sJSOG)

189 This is what a theorbo sounds like:

https://tinyurl.com/2umytd4n


Having those bass strings off a piano really gives you some options. That's pretty cool.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2023 10:02 AM (Sv58p)

190 170 You asked for it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:58 AM

Damn you RMBS!!!

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at May 25, 2023 10:02 AM (Oq/TM)

191 It's ok. We aren't actually individual human beings with intrinsic worth, we're just meatbags to be indoctrinated, dominated, subjugated, and manipulated by those in authority over us.
Posted by: Fuck authority at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (SIX3A)
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You nailed the governing philosophy, yeah.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (DU+/6)

192 I think I need to resurrect Helios/Mithra and form a phony, modernized cult of Sol Invictus, with myself as a phony, modernized Pontifex Elagabalus I. I think it's perfect for these unmoored, directionless monster babies for a number of reasons. Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Or we could go with AOC's tits.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (a175k)

193 When my three-year-old daughter saw this, she said to me, "Mommy, there ought to be more music written for the Theorbo-lute. It makes such a lovely sound. Our President must write an Executive Order to make composers do just that!"
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And as tears streamed down both our faces, I said, "He would, honey, but the GOP are killing arts funding along with all those brown people we see on TV."

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (Vwz3I)

194 The fourth president? Abe Lincoln is still alive? No sorry...uh...Ben Franklin?

Posted by: Some Publik Skool Student at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (lc5cP)

195 Bardcore Hurt.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4UZRYShjYU

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (FVME7)

196 Deep thoughts by DU: The National Debt... is it a long term problem? Right now, servicing the National debt costs the US a full 9.0% of the entire US budget.

There have to be some great solutions. Deposit 31 fancy Trillion Dollar Platinum coins in the Treasury, then pass a balanced budget law requiring taxes and fees are adjusted to produce the ZERO bottom line annually?

If you start from scratch, reform the tax laws for greater fairness and proportionality it can be done. 31T in debt is only 250k for each and every taxpayer!


Problem is, one side thinks balancing a budget never includes increasing revenues. Spending cuts are the one & only solution to everything. It's stupid, but consistent.

If we can borrow at 4%, and grow the economy at 5%, we are better off. You're looking at the cost of servicing the national debt as being wasted money, but you aren't considering the value being created each year by the things that were financed by that debt.

to spend a trillion dollars a year to serive the debt...It's taking money from things like National Healthcare.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (JCZqz)

197 Having those bass strings off a piano really gives you some options. That's pretty cool.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2023 10:02 AM (Sv58p)

Bet it's a pita to tune.

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (AwYPR)

198 I gave my love a cherry...That had no stone.. I gave my love a chicken...That had no bones...I gave my love a story...That had no end...I gave my...

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (7tCXb)

199 The worst Treks are those which abandon logic and story sense completely without something special to compensate. "Alternative Factor" has a neat quite scene where Kirk and Spock *try* to make some sense out of the events so far, and they do a decent job given the story premise, but it still leaves you going, "Huh?"

"Plato" is rather chilling, and Spock's reasoning as to why the telekinetics cannot band together to defeat one of their number is quite, uh, logical.

"Miri" I have to love because of Kim Darby, and it is imaginative. If the script had made the planet a former Earth colony that had fallen silent, as in James Blish's story adaptation, it would have worked better.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:04 AM (J2vNu)

200 Imagine keeping that thing in tune.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 25, 2023 10:04 AM (KiBMU)

201 modernized cult of Sol Invictus, with myself as a phony, modernized Pontifex Elagabalus I.

I hope you've got enough lube and chapstick for that

Posted by: 18-1 who has read about Elagabalus at May 25, 2023 10:04 AM (lc5cP)

202 I've reached out to Christian Toto (I've also been a guest on his once).

I'm not sure about anyone else. Anyone with any connections that could help a brother out?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman

A guest on his WHAT ?

(hiya James Monroe !)

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 10:05 AM (T4tVD)

203 ... If we can borrow at 4%, and grow the economy at 5%, we are better off. You're looking at the cost of servicing the national debt as being wasted money, but you aren't considering the value being created each year by the things that were financed by that debt. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (JCZqz)
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There is a fairly profound problem with the math on this one. It assumes that all growth is downstream of government and that there are no downsides to increasing government economic direction. It also conflates the size of the economy with the federal budget.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:05 AM (DU+/6)

204 196 Problem is, one side thinks balancing a budget never includes increasing revenues. Spending cuts are the one & only solution to everything. It's stupid, but consistent.

If we can borrow at 4%, and grow the economy at 5%, we are better off. You're looking at the cost of servicing the national debt as being wasted money, but you aren't considering the value being created each year by the things that were financed by that debt.

to spend a trillion dollars a year to serive the debt...It's taking money from things like National Healthcare.
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (JCZqz)

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We have record tax receipts every year, this year totaling about $4.5 trillion, and they still think the problem is that they're not collecting enough.

Fine. I'll agree to 100% wealth taxes on billionaires if they can outline $1 trillion in cuts they want.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:05 AM (LvTSG)

205 ... Problem is, one side thinks balancing a budget never includes increasing revenues. Spending cuts are the one & only solution to everything. It's stupid, but consistent. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM (JCZqz)
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Because government spending is an objective good, of course.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:06 AM (DU+/6)

206 Who? Who broke laws?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 09:52 AM

Probably.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:55 AM (Wnv9h)

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"No, Who's on first!"

/Obligatory

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 10:06 AM (sJSOG)

207 I wonder if professions like thatcher and luthier etymology came out of family names

Isn’t it more likely that the family names came from the professions? Farmer, Hunter, Cooper, Sawyer, etc.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:06 AM (nfrXX)

208 202 A guest on his WHAT ?

(hiya James Monroe !)
Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 10:05 AM (T4tVD)

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HI!

His podcast. He's actually already reached back out and given me his email. I just need to schedule.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:06 AM (LvTSG)

209 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (oINRc)

And Target apparently sells t-shirts for young people saying "Satan respects your pronouns". Yep; Satan is just an all around fun guy who you can talk to like a buddy.. I know people don't believe in Satan-but the culture presenting him as a cool dude is just evil

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2023 10:06 AM (Keyt1)

210 205 Because government spending is an objective good, of course.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:06 AM (DU+/6)

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EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY. GOES. TO. POOR. PEOPLE. AND. IF. YOU. TRY. TO. CUT. A. SINGLE. PENNY. YOU. WANT. POOR. PEOPLE. TO. DIE.

(imagine the little handclap emojis in between the words)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:07 AM (LvTSG)

211 I think the silliest Trek TOS was the one with the shootout at the OK Corral, where Spock knows all the minor details of this hugely important event in Earth’s history.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:08 AM (sqCjI)

212 Nancy Pelosi Stock Tracker ♟ @PelosiTracker_ · 22h
In the last week, Four members of congress filed over $12 million dollars worth of trades

Dan Goldman: $9,650,000
Kathy Manning: $890,000
Scott Franklin: $420,000
Lois Frankel: $136,000

The yearly salary of a politician: $174,000

Here are some of the notable trades they made [...]
https://tinyurl.com/yc5s3x8d

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 10:08 AM (Vwz3I)

213 Oh someone in the morning thread was asking why everything has gone hyperspeed for leftwing insanity...let me offer one potential reason

If you are an oligarch and you are 30, or 40, or even 50 and your transhuman advisor tells you immorality is only 20 years away well...the longevity charts are still in your favor.

But as you get into your 60s and beyond you don't have time to wait anymore do you? Its either get your cyborg/internet/cloned body now or get to meet your master and his pitchfork for unpleasant places.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:08 AM (lc5cP)

214 200 Imagine keeping that thing in tune.
___

*guitar with Floyd Rose tremelo bridge enters the chat*

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 10:08 AM (fs1hN)

215 Director
Joseph Pevney
Writers
Harlan Ellison Gene Roddenberry
Stars
William Shatner Leonard Nimoy Joan Collins

I would say the some of the best screenplay writing ever.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:08 AM (BRHaw)

216 Gas is back above $4 in my neck of the woods. And here I was thinking inflation was a thing of the past. It’s almost as if the media lies to me.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:59 AM (xMRCs)

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"It all depends upon what your definition of 'transitory' is ..."

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 10:09 AM (sJSOG)

217 "Omega Glory" is not a bad story in and of itself. It's merely the wildly inappropriate last ten minutes with Kirk and the "Ee clem neesta" stuff. Talk about ignoring the Prime Directive --!

It's funny, but of the stories with Roddenberry's name on them as "written by" or "story by," only the tale about Charlie Evans and the original "The Cage" pilot really hold up. He was a good rewriter, not so much an original writer.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:09 AM (J2vNu)

218 No blah blah blah

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 25, 2023 10:09 AM (X+Ku8)

219 Imagine keeping that thing in tune.

How would you know if it wasn’t?

Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:09 AM (nfrXX)

220 I hope you've got enough lube and chapstick for that
Posted by: 18-1 who has read about Elagabalus at May 25, 2023 10:04 AM (lc5cP)

I said *phony,* pal, and I meant it. My trans-fairy godhead persona will only be for public consumption, when I'm fleecing these NPCs for their UBI checks. I'll only be banging my wife IRL.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 10:09 AM (oINRc)

221 / 221 - Whatever it takes

Posted by: Doof at May 25, 2023 10:09 AM (8R5Il)

222 Damn

Posted by: Doof at May 25, 2023 10:09 AM (8R5Il)

223 210 EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY. GOES. TO. POOR. PEOPLE. AND. IF. YOU. TRY. TO. CUT. A. SINGLE. PENNY. YOU. WANT. POOR. PEOPLE. TO. DIE.

(imagine the little handclap emojis in between the words)
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:07 AM

Triggering!!! Do up-twinkles instead! See clapping hands triggers PTSD flashbacks from applause at the 2016 Dem convention!!!
👏 👏 👏 Ah!!!!! I need my meds!!!!

Posted by: Lefty Snow flakes at May 25, 2023 10:10 AM (JCZqz)

224 My Sphincter, It Burns!!!!!!

Posted by: Spock's Ani at May 25, 2023 09:59 AM (HN64g)

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Wait, Vulcan's have more than one Anus?

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 10:10 AM (sJSOG)

225
It's ok. We aren't actually individual human beings with intrinsic worth, we're just meatbags to be indoctrinated, dominated, subjugated, and manipulated by those in authority over us.
Posted by: Fuck authority


The class ahead of me in high school had a disproportionate share of pretentious a-holes in its ranks who were eager to convey the profound depths of their revealed truths to the rest of us and did so at every possible opportunity.

Every now and again I run across one of them bloviating in public forums. Absolutely nothing has changed about them. You can count on this, still, though: if one of them has "the answer", then the question asked was a truly stupid one.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 25, 2023 10:10 AM (pNxlR)

226 Wait, Vulcan's have more than one Anus?
Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023


***
And Nurse Chapel has studied Vulcan anatomy, shall we say, extensively. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:11 AM (J2vNu)

227 Who? Who broke laws?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman

Dude, he was researching kiddie porn! Just researching!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:11 AM (FVME7)

228 NO STAIRWAY!!!!

Posted by: Archer

:begins plucking Smoke on the Water:

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 25, 2023 10:12 AM (iKBwy)

229 Wait, Vulcan's have more than one Anus?
Posted by: ShainS

Well, they're so full of shit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:12 AM (FVME7)

230 Speaking of Vulcans, we're shown that Spock's father really liked the Earth chicks. Spock's mother was human, and his next wife, the one we see in Next Gen, was also a human.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:12 AM (J2vNu)

231 Problem is, one side thinks balancing a budget never includes increasing revenues. Spending cuts are the one & only solution to everything. It's stupid, but consistent. ...

They say this and the last time there were spending cuts was...uh...I can't seem to find if it ever has...?

And if the GOPe was smart just offer a compromise of the same spending level Obama had in 2016. Note Fedgov is spending 50-75% more then that right now.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (lc5cP)

232 Aren't revenues up an insane amount, though?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (9UlRk)

233 231 They say this and the last time there were spending cuts was...uh...I can't seem to find if it ever has...?

And if the GOPe was smart just offer a compromise of the same spending level Obama had in 2016. Note Fedgov is spending 50-75% more then that right now.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (lc5cP)

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It's a good point. Even if they're right about their opposition, that all we want is cuts, well, we never get cuts. We only get increases in "revenue" while spending increases faster.

How could they possibly say our way is wrong? It's never been tried! Not since, pretty much, Andrew Jackson, that is.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

234 Retitled for AOS readers: "A Woman Playing the Theorbo-Lute and a Cavalier, but mostly the Cavalier".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:14 AM (kRV6+)

235 Speaking of Vulcans, we're shown that Spock's father really liked the Earth chicks. Spock's mother was human, and his next wife, the one we see in Next Gen, was also a human.

Earth Chicks are easy as documented in one of your great earth documentaries.

Posted by: Spock's dad at May 25, 2023 10:14 AM (lc5cP)

236 Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (lc5cP)

Yeah, what he said.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:14 AM (9UlRk)

237 232 Aren't revenues up an insane amount, though?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (9UlRk)

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Roughly $4.5 trillion total.

More than a trillion dollars more than the total fed budget from, like 4 years ago, before covid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

238 Aren't revenues up an insane amount, though?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (9UlRk)
++++
The gap between "more" and "enough" never closes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:14 AM (DU+/6)

239 Forget the songbook, lay down the lute and throw off that robe, my dear, for my sword points your way and you're on the watch.

Gerard ter Borch the Younger is not without talent but I wouldn't hang this painting. Thanks.

Posted by: Lola - ALL the 1/6 videotapes from Alexandra & Jade, too. at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (GshMh)

240 232 Aren't revenues up an insane amount, though?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (9UlRk)

Something like 1.2 to 1.4 T since the PDT tax cuts.

Revenues will be around 5.1 Year Ending Sept 2023.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (BRHaw)

241 If we can borrow at 4%, and grow the economy at 5%, we are better off.

-
So we'll make it up in volume?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (FVME7)

242 I am Mike Pence and I am in favor of the Theorbo-Lut and I am running for...hello?, is this thing on?, hellooo!...

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (a175k)

243 240 Something like 1.2 to 1.4 T since the PDT tax cuts.

Revenues will be around 5.1 Year Ending Sept 2023.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (BRHaw)

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Remember when the total expenditures of the fed government were "only" $3 trillion?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (LvTSG)

244 230 Speaking of Vulcans, we're shown that Spock's father really liked the Earth chicks. Spock's mother was human, and his next wife, the one we see in Next Gen, was also a human.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:12 AM (J2vNu)


Earth Girls Are Easy.

Posted by: Ambassador Sarek at May 25, 2023 10:16 AM (PiwSw)

245 241 If we can borrow at 4%, and grow the economy at 5%, we are better off.

-
So we'll make it up in volume?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (FVME7)

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The idea that the economy will just grow at gangbuster rates while the federal government actively pushes down on the economy through over-regulation and taxation is so funny it should be an SNL skit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:16 AM (LvTSG)

246 241 If we can borrow at 4%, and grow the economy at 5%, we are better off.

-
So we'll make it up in volume?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (FVME7)

Well slap my tushie and call me Nancy. They just invented Trickle-down economics. Unironically.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:16 AM (9UlRk)

247 And if the GOPe was smart just offer a compromise of the same spending level Obama had in 2016. Note Fedgov is spending 50-75% more then that right now.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (lc5cP)


I think I see the problem.

Anyway, what they have done is propose the budget at the 2022 level. The Left thinks this is the worst thing EVER.

Posted by: blaster at May 25, 2023 10:17 AM (pwExq)

248 If we can borrow at 4%, and grow the economy at 5%, we are better off.


The left claims each federal dollar spent grows the economy by more then a dollar.

IIRC the study they used to determine that ignored inflation and pretended the debt never needs to be paid back. So...based on those parameters they aren't wrong.

But the proper way to read that then is "If the government has an infinite amount of goods and service in its stash spending them will grow the economy!" which is true...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:17 AM (lc5cP)

249 You asked for it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 09:58 AM

Damn you RMBS!!!
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at May 25, 2023 10:02 AM


*puts on sunglasses*

My work here is done.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (Wnv9h)

250 Those buses, Lauzzana said, have "a lot of downtime and performance issues" and aren't "fully on the road," despite the fact that they are "approximately five times more expensive than regular buses." The infrastructure upgrades required to use the buses, meanwhile, were "originally estimated to be only about $50,000" but "ended up being more like $200,000,"

Coal power not working out!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (BRHaw)

251 We typically take in 16 to 18% of GDP in federal taxes. We're at the high end of the range.

But spending is over 24% and climbing. Interest expense will necessarily climb. And Social Security alone used to pay in, but now it pays out more and this will increase.

Math's a bitch.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (RqMSv)

252 So how did the whole Pon-Far thing work with the Earth girls?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (sqCjI)

253 From what I am reading McCarthy is not even really pushing to claw back all that money to the IRS for more agents to go after the MIddle Class

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2023 10:19 AM (pVWRI)

254 252 So how did the whole Pon-Far thing work with the Earth girls?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (sqCjI)

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In line with normal Earth marriages?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:19 AM (LvTSG)

255 Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:03 AM

You would think that this degree of stoopid would produce actual physical pain, wouldn't you?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 10:19 AM (Wnv9h)

256 253 From what I am reading McCarthy is not even really pushing to claw back all that money to the IRS for more agents to go after the MIddle Class
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 25, 2023 10:19 AM (pVWRI)

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Because McCarthy is GOPe, the effort to prevent his Speakership was ultimately a failure, and the GOPe doesn't want to cut anything from the federal budget.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (LvTSG)

257 And if the GOPe was smart...

Oh, dear. I see a problem.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (ptElO)

258 The left claims each federal dollar spent grows the economy by more then a dollar.

IIRC the study they used to determine that ignored inflation and pretended the debt never needs to be paid back. So...based on those parameters they aren't wrong.

But the proper way to read that then is "If the government has an infinite amount of goods and service in its stash spending them will grow the economy!" which is true...
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:17 AM (lc5cP)
++++
"The Government Spending Multiplier" has been obvious bullshit since it was first articulated. There is one single thing the government can do where money spent might - but only might - result in more money returned to the broader economy: net-new infrastructure that allows an unproductive area to become productive. There are only so many such areas. There is also government spending that can help defend the economy, like border control.

But government spending is also inefficient and almost always wasteful. It is a net drag, not an accelerator. Anyone talking about "The Multiplier" is a con artist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (DU+/6)

259 Speaking of Vulcans, we're shown that Spock's father really liked the Earth chicks. Spock's mother was human, and his next wife, the one we see in Next Gen, was also a human.

Earth Chicks are easy as documented in one of your great earth documentaries.
Posted by: Spock's dad


Drag a $20 thru a trailer park.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (6hSPF)

260 Remember when the total expenditures of the fed government were "only" $3 trillion?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (LvTSG)


2016 $2,457.785 $3,077.942 -$620.157
year taxes spending and deficit

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (BRHaw)

261 @251 And let's not forget that deficit spending boosts GDP in the short run, until it doesn't. A sugar high

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (RqMSv)

262 Once you've gone Homo you'll pon farr no mo'!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (Vwz3I)

263 122 Leading Report @LeadingReport · 15h
BREAKING: New evidence suggests the CDC and FDA possibly broke laws when they withheld knowledge about myocarditis safety signals from the public.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

Thanks, andycanuck. I hope justice will be rendered.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2023 10:21 AM (LdYi7)

264 260 Remember when the total expenditures of the fed government were "only" $3 trillion?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:15 AM (LvTSG)


2016 $2,457.785 $3,077.942 -$620.157
year taxes spending and deficit
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (BRHaw)

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The solution is obvious.

Return the government to 2016 spending levels and use the extra $2-3 trillion to pay down debt.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:21 AM (LvTSG)

265 A Woman Playing with her Theorbo-Lute with a Cavalier Attitude.

Posted by: Corona at May 25, 2023 10:21 AM (nakGR)

266 251 We typically take in 16 to 18% of GDP in federal taxes. We're at the high end of the range.

But spending is over 24% and climbing. Interest expense will necessarily climb. And Social Security alone used to pay in, but now it pays out more and this will increase.

Math's a bitch.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (RqMSv)

debt is more than Defense

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (BRHaw)

267 249 My work here is done.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM

We will settle this in June. :-)

Pistols or the 1000 yard range........heh heh heh

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (Oq/TM)

268 20 credits -- the same as in DS9.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (Vwz3I)

269 But government spending is also inefficient and almost always wasteful. It is a net drag, not an accelerator. Anyone talking about "The Multiplier" is a con artist.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:20 AM (DU+/6)

It's like saying $1 put into a bond fund is identical to $1 tucked into a stripper's g-string. It's all just "spending".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (9UlRk)

270 266 debt is more than Defense
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (BRHaw)

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Has been for a very long time.

Debt payments are now more than Defense.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

271 I think the silliest Trek TOS was the one with the shootout at the OK Corral, where Spock knows all the minor details of this hugely important event in Earth’s history.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023


***
True. But Gene Coon (writing as Lee Cronin) needed to get some important info across to the viewer, and decided it was best if Spock did it.

As for the weird false-front sets, it gives the whole episode a cold, brooding quality like a darkened stage set. Sort of like Expressionism (MP$, am I using that term right?). Better than using Bonanza's Western town set for sure.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (J2vNu)

272 Math's a bitch.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (RqMSv)
++++
And racist. Don't forget racist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (DU+/6)

273 haughty, disdainful, or supercilious:
an arrogant and cavalier attitude toward others.
offhand or unceremonious:
The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (BRHaw)

274 The solution is obvious. Return the government to 2016 spending levels and use the extra $2-3 trillion to pay down debt. Posted by: TheJamesMadison

What about reparations? Must have reparations. Must have.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (a175k)

275 Once you've gone Homo you'll pon farr no mo'!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023


***
[Applause]

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (J2vNu)

276 274 The solution is obvious. Return the government to 2016 spending levels and use the extra $2-3 trillion to pay down debt. Posted by: TheJamesMadison

What about reparations? Must have reparations. Must have.
Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (a175k)

=========

California's taking care of that. Just put out some Twitter messages that blacks can get their reparations payments from the government of California.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

277 Has been for a very long time.

Debt payments are now more than Defense.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

correct interest

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:24 AM (BRHaw)

278 The solution is obvious.

Return the government to 2016 spending levels and use the extra $2-3 trillion to pay down debt.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:21 AM (LvTSG)
++++
TJM wants grandma, black people and poor people to DIE.

You read it here first.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:24 AM (DU+/6)

279 Revenues will be around [$5.1 trillion] Year Ending Sept 2023

'Revenues'. Largest organized crime syndicate in the world.

Posted by: t-bird at May 25, 2023 10:24 AM (amJF4)

280 251 Math's a bitch.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 10:18 AM (RqMSv)

Her name is Urania.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2023 10:24 AM (LdYi7)

281 For your musical evaluation. Eric Johnson - Texas.
https://youtu.be/q0h-PUWEZAo

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (a175k)

282 *snoopy dance*
Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.

And we will enjoy sunset on the beach together.

*swoon*

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (c2jz5)

283 Jan Akkerman, from Focus, is a shit-hot lutenist.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (jYCXf)

284 282 *swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM

Sounds like nurse spotted an otter, or a Wilson Combat in .45.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at May 25, 2023 10:26 AM (Oq/TM)

285 The solution is obvious.

Return the government to 2016 1816 spending levels and use the extra $23 trillion to pay down debt.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Fixed.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 10:27 AM (6hSPF)

286 Travis @Travis_in_Flint
Happening now:

Richard "Bigo" Barnett, the man who put his feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk on 1/6, has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release. Federal prosecutors were asking the judge for 7 years in federal prison. These are the same prosecutors who haven’t charged a single person in the Russian collusion hoax.

Barnett stated that he only sat in her office with his feet at the desk after request from reporters who just wanted a picture. A White House photographer captured the picture. The FBI won’t release the footage or names of undercover agents and yet the judge decided this man received a fair trial.

America is broken. Rules for us, none for them. This is why people like Donald Trump win. We’re sick of it

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 10:27 AM (Vwz3I)

287 *snoopy dance*
Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.

And we will enjoy sunset on the beach together.

*swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (c2jz5)




That. Is. AWESOME.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:27 AM (Zz0t1)

288 Return the government to 1773 levels and make England pay for it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:27 AM (9UlRk)

289 We will settle this in June. :-)

Pistols or the 1000 yard range........heh heh heh
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM


You're on. Looking forward to it!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 10:27 AM (Wnv9h)

290 278 TJM wants grandma, black people and poor people to DIE.

You read it here first.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:24 AM (DU+/6)

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Yes. I also want white people, Chinese people, French people, Hungarian people, German people, Peloponnesian people, Macedonians, Greeks, Egyptians, and Afrikaners to die.

It's part and parcel of being a misanthrope.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

291 Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.

And we will enjoy sunset on the beach together.

*swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (c2jz5)


Aww man too early to catch Pride Week.

Posted by: blaster at May 25, 2023 10:28 AM (pwExq)

292 I think the silliest Trek TOS was the one with the shootout at the OK Corral, where Spock knows all the minor details of this hugely important event in Earth’s history.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:08 AM (sqCjI)


"Spectre of the Gun." It's an OK episode, but as you say, it highlights one of the more annoying things about TOS and Trek in general: there are dozens of planets in the Federation, each with their own history, culture, art and music, and yet almost every damned episode makes reference to Earth history - and usually twentieth-century history at that!

Posted by: Kara at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (AW0uW)

293 The instrument she is playing doesn't appear to have the longer neck most theorbos have....it must be an assault theorbo or a SBR theorbo.

Posted by: Johnny Lanctot at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (LiTv3)

294 And Target apparently sells t-shirts for young people saying "Satan respects your pronouns". Yep; Satan is just an all around fun guy who you can talk to like a buddy.. I know people don't believe in Satan-but the culture presenting him as a cool dude is just evil
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2023 10:06 AM (Keyt1)

Well, at least they are open about transgenderism being Satanic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (d8cJ4)

295 Thanks y'all.

Being with my boys is my happiest of happy places. Hopefully we can squeeze in a range visit as well.

Ooo rah!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (ZbASP)

296 A Woman Playing the Theorbo-Lute and a Cavalier

And as for that Cavalier: for her next trick, she turned him into a Lewt.

Posted by: m at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (LdYi7)

297 Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.

And we will enjoy sunset on the beach together.

*swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched

Just checked the weather for Saturday. 73 and Sunny. Wave to the 2nd deck along the first base line for me.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (a175k)

298 California's taking care of that. Just put out some Twitter messages that blacks can get their reparations payments from the government of California.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

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Not just blacks. Every brown person historically oppressed by the Evil American Empire from south of the border -- and still south of the border -- should proceed immediately to California and demand their multi-million dollar payouts!

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 10:30 AM (sJSOG)

299 Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.

And we will enjoy sunset on the beach together.

*swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM


Awww. Enjoy the hell out of that, nurse!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 25, 2023 10:30 AM (Wnv9h)

300 282 *swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (c2jz5)

So great!

Posted by: m at May 25, 2023 10:30 AM (LdYi7)

301 "Satan respects your pronouns"

I'm sure he does. Encourages them even.

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at May 25, 2023 10:32 AM (Vu7A1)

302 Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (c2jz5)

**hugs**

I am so happy for you!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 10:32 AM (AW0uW)

303 "America is broken. Rules for us, none for them. This is why people like Donald Trump win. We’re sick of it"

Why he's the man of the moment. There's no substitute.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 10:32 AM (RqMSv)

304 Lost in Space,
Will do! You going to be there?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:32 AM (ZbASP)

305 My pronouns are owthatburns/whatsmellslikesulfur

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:32 AM (9UlRk)

306 TJM wants grandma, black people and poor people to DIE.

You read it here first.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:24 AM (DU+/6)
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"Death comes for us all."

Posted by: Aiel Proverb at May 25, 2023 10:32 AM (YIVH2)

307 282 *snoopy dance*
Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM

Make sure to make it a Bud Light. Please!!!!

Posted by: Bud Light Executive at May 25, 2023 10:33 AM (JCZqz)

308 Alright- let's melt some faces

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 10:33 AM (geLO8)

309 Thank you, Mr Poppins.

In a world so full of bullshit, we have to celebrate when we can.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (ZbASP)

310 Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM
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Awesome. Have a blast, Nurse!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (DU+/6)

311 Please put a pentagram on next week's iteration of the Official I Don't Know How Genitals Work Flag.

Do it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (9UlRk)

312 Laura Loomer
@LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this?

-
Yeah. Right. Like Dish is better.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (FVME7)

313 277 Has been for a very long time.

Debt payments are now more than Defense.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

correct interest

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 10:24 AM (BRHaw)


Interest on debt is RAYCISS

Posted by: Kamala H. at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (AMIL/)

314 "Death comes for us all."
Posted by: Aiel Proverb
____

Waiting for Amazon to replace red-headed Aiel with privileged minority group.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 10:35 AM (fs1hN)

315 it highlights one of the more annoying things about TOS and Trek in general: there are dozens of planets in the Federation, each with their own history, culture, art and music, and yet almost every damned episode makes reference to Earth history - and usually twentieth-century history at that!
Posted by: Kara at May 25, 2023


***
The series was a science fiction-based show presenting morality plays for twentieth-century audiences, so that's not too unusual. Still, good storytelling and classic, archetypal characters have kept it alive and loved for more than fifty years. They did something right.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:35 AM (J2vNu)

316 312 Laura Loomer
@LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this?

-
Yeah. Right. Like Dish is better.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (FVME7)

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Oh, please, have the left suddenly make "autistic" an attack. That would be hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:35 AM (LvTSG)

317 Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.

And we will enjoy sunset on the beach together.

*swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (c2jz5)

Better make sure they aren't peddling Bud Lite at the ballpark. Smuggle in real beer, if you must.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (d8cJ4)

318 What you getting on the dyno with that turbo-lute?

Posted by: TexasDan at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (z/ifB)

319 @LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this? ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (FVME7)
++++
Is she asserting that DeSantis is autistic?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (DU+/6)

320 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

Looking past the financial insanity of reparations; I wonder how California plans on choosing which black people get paid? Proof of residence? But I thought black people have trouble with official documents? Thus the inherent racism of voter ID...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (ZCCyW)

321 312 Laura Loomer
@LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this?

-
Yeah. Right. Like Dish is better.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (FVME7)

This is the problem with loonies like Loomer. They're all fun and games when their ridiculousness is aimed at proper targets.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (KbCG3)

322 "yet almost every damned episode makes reference to Earth history - and usually twentieth-century history at that!

TOS had a limited budget. Why they invented teleporting as a cheap plot device.

TV shows back then got played once, maybe twice. Ironically TOS advanced syndication and bigger budgets followed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (RqMSv)

323 282 *snoopy dance*
Marine is flying in tomorrow to surprise his cousin for her high school graduation on Sunday. Oldest son is taking us both to a mariners game on Saturday. I get to sit in the sun and drink a couple beers and cheer with BOTH of my boys.

And we will enjoy sunset on the beach together.

*swoon*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 25, 2023 10:25 AM (c2jz5)

That is awesome news Nurse Ratched. Enjoy and relish in those moments together.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (N39Ws)

324 320 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

Looking past the financial insanity of reparations; I wonder how California plans on choosing which black people get paid? Proof of residence? But I thought black people have trouble with official documents? Thus the inherent racism of voter ID...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (ZCCyW)

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I'm still waiting to find out if they'll accept a fraud-filled application and out of state PO Box.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:37 AM (LvTSG)

325 319 @LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this? ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (FVME7)
++++
Is she asserting that DeSantis is autistic?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM

Wonder how she feels about Biden, Fetterman, and Feinstein's mental acuity?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at May 25, 2023 10:37 AM (JCZqz)

326 Looking past the financial insanity of reparations; I wonder how California plans on choosing which black people get paid? Proof of residence? But I thought black people have trouble with official documents? Thus the inherent racism of voter ID...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (ZCCyW)
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It won't happen, so it doesn't matter.

When the feds finally decide to do some reparations scheme (which I suspect they will, probably after 202, it will require some associated legislation and rulemaking to define what "black" means.

I look forward to the macabre dance of America implementing its own Nuremberg Laws in the name of antiracism and reparations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:37 AM (DU+/6)

327 @LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this?



This is why we can't have nice things.

Leave the wild and outlandish speculation to the left so we can beat the shit out of them with it.

LORD our politicians are stupid.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:38 AM (Zz0t1)

328 Kentucky man charged with felony assault after shooting roommate in butt for eating last Hot Pocket

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I think it's really disrespectful to refer to a chick as "Hot Pocket".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:38 AM (FVME7)

329 "Spectre of the Gun." It's an OK episode, but as you say, it highlights one of the more annoying things about TOS and Trek in general: there are dozens of planets in the Federation, each with their own history, culture, art and music, and yet almost every damned episode makes reference to Earth history - and usually twentieth-century history at that!
Posted by: Kara at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (AW0uW)

...

In the real world where no one reads books printed before 2006 maybe we need to bring back TOS Star Trek just for the cultural references.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 25, 2023 10:38 AM (z/ifB)

330 @LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this? ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

I don't think so. She's referring to the Gov.'s choice of internet provider.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 10:38 AM (qoGsy)

331 Stigmatize mental illness. Classy move. Let's see if it pays off.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:38 AM (9UlRk)

332 Oh, please, have the left suddenly make "autistic" an attack. That would be hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:35 AM (LvTSG)


She's a Trump activist....

Posted by: blaster at May 25, 2023 10:39 AM (pwExq)

333 The dude must be Kevin Love.

Posted by: SuperMayorSuperRonNirenberg-As Buff As Baby Yoda Is Cute at May 25, 2023 10:39 AM (H+y4v)

334 Lost in Space, Will do! You going to be there?
Posted by: nurse ratched

Sadly no. I just miss going to see the Mariners and the 2nd deck. On the other hand on 6/3 I am flying to Bellingham for boy spawn's solo classical guitar concert on 6/4. I am thinking of showing up with glow sticks and a beach ball. This concert represents 10 years of hard work. He is going to crush it. Afterwards we are going on a pub crawl. We might even take Nadine the Wonder Kitty with us.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:39 AM (a175k)

335 Stigmatize mental illness. Classy move. Let's see if it pays off.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:38 AM (9UlRk)
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If this gets legs, it will be hilarious to watch the hard-left ultraprogs defend DeSantis in the name of neurodiverse inclusion.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:39 AM (DU+/6)

336 332 Oh, please, have the left suddenly make "autistic" an attack. That would be hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:35 AM (LvTSG)

She's a Trump activist....
Posted by: blaster at May 25, 2023 10:39 AM (pwExq)

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Well, that's fun. Primary season is stupid season.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:39 AM (LvTSG)

337 319 @LauraLoomer
Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.
Can we finally talk about this? ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:34 AM (FVME7)
++++
Is she asserting that DeSantis is autistic?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:36 AM (DU+/6)

Comcast customer.

Posted by: Which does raise questions of judgment at May 25, 2023 10:40 AM (SIX3A)

338 Best drunken Ozzie voice: FFS, Randy! More arpeggios?


I'm surprised Joey's twitter interns haven't offered up John Boehner, an expert mind you, to come in and show bigK how it's done.

Posted by: micky at May 25, 2023 10:40 AM (3byMq)

339
TOS had a limited budget. Why they invented teleporting as a cheap plot device.

TV shows back then got played once, maybe twice. Ironically TOS advanced syndication and bigger budgets followed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023


***
Cheap, but also fast -- it got us down to the planet and into the story much faster than landing a ship as in Forbidden Planet, even if they'd had the budget. As Gene Coon (the creator of the Klingons among other things) said, "Most of your production problems can be solved more cheaply and simply in the typewriter."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:40 AM (J2vNu)

340 I look forward to the macabre dance of America implementing its own Nuremberg Laws in the name of antiracism and reparations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:37 AM (DU+/6)

My ancestors were enslaved by the Egyptians for 400 years, which is longer than slavery existed in America. And since America has the deep pockets...Where's my check?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:40 AM (ZCCyW)

341 In the real world where no one reads books printed before 2006 maybe we need to bring back TOS Star Trek just for the cultural references.
osted by: TexasDan at May 25, 2023 10:38 AM (z/ifB)
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It's also worth remembering that Star Trek TOS was pitched as a "wagon train in space." So it's not really surprising that there would be at least one episode that's an homage to the classic western.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 10:41 AM (YIVH2)

342 Another Travel Advisory Issued For Florida, Rick Scott Warns Socialists State “Openly Hostile” To Them

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:42 AM (FVME7)

343 342 Another Travel Advisory Issued For Florida, Rick Scott Warns Socialists State “Openly Hostile” To Them
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:42 AM (FVME7)

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That's decent trolling.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:42 AM (LvTSG)

344 I am currently enslaved by a political entity that thinks it can charge me rent to live on property i own outright.

Fuck reparations. Where's my emancipation?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:42 AM (9UlRk)

345 Another beef with Star Trek. Here on Earth, we have different races and ethnic groups, with different languages, religions, and cultures. Yet, all the other planets that they show are presented as if they were only inhabited by one uniform ethnicity. (Except when they’re doing Earth parallels like the Yangs and Coms episode.)

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (sqCjI)

346 The instrument she is playing doesn't appear to have the longer neck most theorbos have....it must be an assault theorbo or a SBR theorbo.

Posted by: Johnny Lanctot at May 25, 2023 10:29 AM (LiTv3)

Travel model.

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (AwYPR)

347 Another Travel Advisory Issued For Florida, Rick Scott Warns Socialists State “Openly Hostile” To Them
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023


***
Better and better. If only Florida had some mountains and winter, and didn't have hurricanes!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (J2vNu)

348
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That's decent trolling.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:42 AM (LvTSG)



"Rick Scott is autistic! SHUN HIM!!!!!!"


- - - The RNC

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (Zz0t1)

349 Swalwell vindicated! In a letter to Swalwell dated Monday, the committee said it will take no further action in the probe that began in April 2021 into “allegations raised in the complaint that you may have violated House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct in connection with your interactions with Ms. Christine Fang,” the suspected Chinese spy.

Swalwell said that despite his cooperation with the FBI, which never accused him of wrongdoing, a complaint was filed against him by an unnamed House Republican.

It's the damn GOP bloodsuckers spending taxpayer $ frivolously & thereby weaponizing their positions to cast guilt on Dems. Rep Swalwell is an amazing, upright lawmaker & family man. This was in deed a smear by the left.

Coffee before pants! I love it. I have my first cup or two on the patio weather permitting. Wife says I gotta wear pants. If mtg is breathing she’s blathering.

Another trumped up nothing burger from the Rs. This won’t stop Rs from continuing to defame Swalwell - they know that 95% of Rs won’t know the “investigation” came up empty.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (JCZqz)

350 Re: Tuck-friendly bathing suits.

It's the advertising that is an issue. Most (dare I assert most?) girls would like more swimsuit coverage at their crotch, too. "Boy cut" bottoms or even "shorts" for girls' swimming suits is a good design for little girls and teenagers.

Swimsuits for old ladies normally have lots of "tuck space" as well as a flattering short skirt.

Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (BD/yx)

351 The fact they call Star Trek "The Original Series" now is annoying.

It's Star Trek.

Everything else is a titled spinoff. TOS is NOT required for the first rendition.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

352 349 It's the damn GOP bloodsuckers spending taxpayer $ frivolously & thereby weaponizing their positions to cast guilt on Dems. Rep Swalwell is an amazing, upright lawmaker & family man. This was in deed a smear by the left.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (JCZqz)

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Complaints about wasted money on congressional investigations (from both sides) irritate the shit out of me.

Yeah, it's a few million dollars. The federal budget is currently at over $5 trillion.

You want to complain about federal spending? Complain about Medicaid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

353 yeah, you can strum the lute and blow the flute

but can ya fart "the eyes of Texas are upon you" ??

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2023 10:45 AM (us2H3)

354 Swimsuits for old ladies normally have lots of "tuck space" as well as a flattering short skirt.
Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (BD/yx)


This is true, I mean, I've heard my older friend say that.

Posted by: Taylor Lorenz at May 25, 2023 10:45 AM (PiwSw)

355 Mommy, Mommy! Make Bobby stop hitting me back!

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (RHGPo)

356 Those are some crazy ass lutes. The top strings don't have any fingerboard under them. They just hang out in space. Might as well just play a frigging harp.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (VwHCD)

357 I'm just glad the entire meuller report and ensuing impeachment proceedings were all done pro bono.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (9UlRk)

358
Swimsuits for old ladies normally have lots of "tuck space" as well as a flattering short skirt.
Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (BD/yx)

To help conceal their dick bulge.

Posted by: Practical! at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (SIX3A)

359 Cheap, but also fast -- it got us down to the planet and into the story much faster than landing a ship as in Forbidden Planet, even if they'd had the budget. As Gene Coon (the creator of the Klingons among other things) said, "Most of your production problems can be solved more cheaply and simply in the typewriter."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:40 AM (J2vNu)

They had a shuttle craft, which was used, rarely. They could have written around that, or used the 2 minutes or so of (compressed) travel time to do dialog exposition in the shuttle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (d8cJ4)

360 350 Re: Tuck-friendly bathing suits.

It's the advertising that is an issue. Most (dare I assert most?) girls would like more swimsuit coverage at their crotch, too. "Boy cut" bottoms or even "shorts" for girls' swimming suits is a good design for little girls and teenagers.

Swimsuits for old ladies normally have lots of "tuck space" as well as a flattering short skirt.
Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (BD/yx)

Yeah, sure. Also the context of having a bunch of pride and tranny shit surrounding these tuck-friendly swimsuits.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (KbCG3)

361 345 Another beef with Star Trek. Here on Earth, we have different races and ethnic groups, with different languages, religions, and cultures. Yet, all the other planets that they show are presented as if they were only inhabited by one uniform ethnicity. (Except when they’re doing Earth parallels like the Yangs and Coms episode.)
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (sqCjI)

They did add dark skinned Vulcans.

But popular sci-fi does the same thing with whole planets' ecologies. Star Wars is particularly bad that way with "dessert planets" and "forest planets" and "swamp planets".

Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (BD/yx)

362 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around.
Dang. Slept in. Missed it all.
*hangs head and goes looking for coffee*

Posted by: Diogenes at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (YGqO/)

363 ... It's the damn GOP bloodsuckers spending taxpayer $ frivolously & thereby weaponizing their positions to cast guilt on Dems. Rep Swalwell is an amazing, upright lawmaker & family man. This was in deed a smear by the left. ...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (JCZqz)
++++
LOL

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (DU+/6)

364 Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.

If it’s truly a spectrum, isn’t everybody on it?

Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (nfrXX)

365 Slay: James Comer Finally Puts Dollar Figure on Alleged Bribe Paid to Joe Biden..."Comer says Biden took a whopping $5 million bribe."

Norms restored.

https://tinyurl.com/3kse5s8c

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (a175k)

366 355 Mommy, Mommy! Make Bobby stop hitting me back!
Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (RHGPo)

Ha!

Posted by: m at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (LdYi7)

367 Yeah, sure. Also the context of having a bunch of pride and tranny shit surrounding these tuck-friendly swimsuits.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (KbCG3)

Yes.

The ADVERTISING.

Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (BD/yx)

368 364 Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.

If it’s truly a spectrum, isn’t everybody on it?
Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (nfrXX)

========

"Yes."
-The Medical Industrial Complex

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (LvTSG)

369 yeah, you can strum the lute and blow the flute

but can ya fart "the eyes of Texas are upon you" ??


Twenty bucks, same as in town.

Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (AW0uW)

370 Another beef with Star Trek. Here on Earth, we have different races and ethnic groups, with different languages, religions, and cultures. Yet, all the other planets that they show are presented as if they were only inhabited by one uniform ethnicity. (Except when they’re doing Earth parallels like the Yangs and Coms episode.)
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023


***
Again, true. They often stepped around that by saying the ship and crew were dealing with "the most advanced society" on the planet. But recall that they had only about 50-52 minutes of story time. Not much room for "diversity" (in its original 1960s sense).

It would have been neat to have two intelligent races on this week's planet, one humanoid and one not, and to see that evolution there was still going on -- and would until one race or the other was extinct. (Or both.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (J2vNu)

371 But popular sci-fi does the same thing with whole planets' ecologies. Star Wars is particularly bad that way with "dessert planets" and "forest planets" and "swamp planets".
Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (BD/yx)


Dessert planet you say?

Posted by: Stacey Abrams at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (PiwSw)

372 Slay: James Comer Finally Puts Dollar Figure on Alleged Bribe Paid to Joe Biden..."Comer says Biden took a whopping $5 million bribe."

Norms restored.

https://tinyurl.com/3kse5s8c
Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (a175k)



NO STANDING!!!!

- - - - Rando Hawaiian Judge

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

373 361 Yes, the uniform ecologies bug me, too.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:48 AM (Vr7XZ)

374
Dessert planet you say?
Posted by: Stacey Abrams at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (PiwSw)



You should be able to reach it as it's already in orbit around you.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

375 Rick Scott is probably the smartest republican in DC

and he did what the GOP tried for years to do but failed

he unseated Bill Nelson, with Trump's help

Must be tough for Rick to play second fiddle to all the dolts in the Senate

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2023 10:48 AM (us2H3)

376 358 Swimsuits for old ladies normally have lots of "tuck space" as well as a flattering short skirt.
Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (BD/yx)

To help conceal their dick bulge.
Posted by: Practical! at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM

Can confirm! It works great!

Posted by: Michelle Obama, considering a presidential run at May 25, 2023 10:48 AM (JCZqz)

377 Those are some crazy ass lutes. The top strings don't have any fingerboard under them. They just hang out in space. Might as well just play a frigging harp.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (VwHCD)

Would they be drone strings? Basso continuo or somesuch?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:49 AM (d8cJ4)

378 364 Ron DeSantis is 100% on the Spectrum.

If it’s truly a spectrum, isn’t everybody on it?
Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (nfrXX)

I've learned that the "spectrum" doesn't refer to severity, it refers to the mix of traits someone has.

My mix of traits is "pedantic".

(Quite honestly, as I look back at my life I'm becoming completely convinced that I'm as autistic as heck.)

Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:49 AM (BD/yx)

379 NO STANDING!!!!

- - - - Rando Hawaiian Judge
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

Roberts: "it's a tax!"

Everyone else: "Dude, no!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:49 AM (9UlRk)

380 The reparations panel is being reasonable. They'll accept payments rather than just a lump sum.

California reparations panel OKs state apology, payments

https://tinyurl.com/2s3hhpte

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 10:49 AM (FVME7)

381 They had a shuttle craft, which was used, rarely. They could have written around that, or used the 2 minutes or so of (compressed) travel time to do dialog exposition in the shuttle.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (d8cJ4)
---
A fairly cheap solution would be to film the shuttle leaving Enterprise *once* and then reuse that footage whenever you need it. Then show them on the planet exiting the shuttlecraft. However, the "transporter" solution became so iconic that you could not do Star Trek today without it. It's a key distinguishing technology between Star Trek and every other generic science fiction show out there.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 10:49 AM (YIVH2)

382 Dessert planet you say?
Posted by: Stacey Abrams at May 25, 2023


***
Arruckus -- a planet totally devoid of entrees!

Posted by: National Lampoon's Doon at May 25, 2023 10:50 AM (J2vNu)

383 Dessert planet you say?
Posted by: Stacey Abrams at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (PiwSw)

I will never get that spelling right.

Also cannon and canon.

Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:50 AM (BD/yx)

384 If it’s truly a spectrum, isn’t everybody on it?
Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (nfrXX)

Spectrum? It nearly killed him?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:51 AM (d8cJ4)

385 367 Yeah, sure. Also the context of having a bunch of pride and tranny shit surrounding these tuck-friendly swimsuits.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (KbCG3)

Yes.

The ADVERTISING.
Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (BD/yx)

Which is to say, there may be a function as you state but that's certainly not how they are intending it. If you're a lady who wants a little wiggle room, that's just an added benefit. But if you're a confused boy who needs to tuck his junk, this suit's for you!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 25, 2023 10:51 AM (KbCG3)

386 Last week it was President Macron who was rowing back on green measures. In a speech he asserted that Europe has, for now, gone far enough – if it introduces any more regulations without the rest of the world following suit then it will put investment at risk and harm the economy. This week, the European People’s Party – a centre right grouping which includes the German Christian Democrats, the party of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen – seems to be joining in.

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 10:51 AM (RHGPo)

387
To help conceal their dick bulge.
Posted by: Practical! at May 25, 2023 10:46 AM (SIX3A)



Big Mike!

https://is.gd/PSqLpC

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

388 Looking past the financial insanity of reparations; I wonder how California plans on choosing which black people get paid?

Whoa, there, not so fast. First we have to fund and create and staff the Dept of Reparations in a new luxurious building and commission studies and hold hearings and 'listening tours'. We are many years and billions of dollars away from pesky details like 'who gets paid'.

Posted by: Sacramento at May 25, 2023 10:52 AM (A0/af)

389 yeah, it's Meatball's right to run for Prezzy

but come this fall, he stays in while still being 30 down

he's working for Rove ie the dims

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2023 10:52 AM (us2H3)

390 I will never get that spelling right.
Also cannon and canon.
Posted by: Synova

Cannons are used to blow up Canon Cameras. I accept concert beach balls and glow sticks as payment.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:52 AM (a175k)

391 Damnit, Ray Stevenson (Titus Pullo of "Rome" fame) died on May 22 at age 58.

RIP.

Time to rewatch Rome.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 25, 2023 10:52 AM (SSbWm)

392 Dessert planet you say?
Posted by: Stacey Abrams at May 25, 2023 10:47 AM (PiwSw)
*
I will never get that spelling right.

Also cannon and canon.
Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023


***
We have the term "just deserts," even though (I think) it's pronounced like the after-dinner treat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:53 AM (J2vNu)

393 However, the "transporter" solution became so iconic that you could not do Star Trek today without it. It's a key distinguishing technology between Star Trek and every other generic science fiction show out there.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 10:49 AM (YIVH2)

Quite true. And one or two episodes made the transporter part of the drama.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:53 AM (d8cJ4)

394 Time to rewatch Rome.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 25, 2023 10:52 AM (SSbWm)
++++
Just remember, Rome wasn't watched in a day.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:53 AM (DU+/6)

395 I volunteer to explore the Dessert planet

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 10:53 AM (geLO8)

396 Yeah, sure. Also the context of having a bunch of pride and tranny shit surrounding these tuck-friendly swimsuits.

Don't tuck, girls, that's true pride.

Posted by: Big Mike at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (A0/af)

397 The reparations panel is being reasonable. They'll accept payments rather than just a lump sum.

California reparations panel OKs state apology, payments

https://tinyurl.com/2s3hhpte

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?




So, exactly how the Welfare state has worked since the mid-60s. How's that worked out, folks?

Posted by: Sharkman at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (SSbWm)

398 I volunteer to explore the Dessert planet
Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 10:53 AM (geLO
++++
It's a false prize. All of the desserts are traditional East Asian "sweets."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (DU+/6)

399 But if you're a confused boy who needs to tuck his junk, this suit's for you!
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 25, 2023 10:51 AM (KbCG3)

It's almost like they wanted to develop a line of swimsuits for women and girls uncomfortable in the standard bikini arrangement, way back when executives still gave a fuck about women, and then the whole project got hijacked by the "obsessed with underage male genitalia" crew that's taken over and now we get dickpockets.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (9UlRk)

400 Homophones can be tricky.

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (geLO8)

401 Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2023 10:52 AM (us2H3)

Normally one waits to see how they do in the actual primaries instead of masking decisions based on polls. Your hate is making you say silly things.

Posted by: polynikes at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (+4XNm)

402
Don't tuck, girls, that's true pride.
Posted by: Big Mike at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (A0/af)



Big Girls Don't Tuck!

Posted by: Zombie Frankie Valli at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

403 398 It's a false prize. All of the desserts are traditional East Asian "sweets."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (DU+/6)

========

Spicy and bitter.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

404 Just remember, Rome wasn't watched in a day.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)




Far to excellent of a show to try to binge-watch. Must savor it.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (SSbWm)

405 Swimsuits for old ladies normally have lots of "tuck space" as well as a flattering short skirt.

Posted by: Synova at May 25, 2023 10:43 AM (BD/yx)

Like this?

https://is.gd/lDTIlx

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (ZCCyW)

406 Homophones can be tricky.
Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (geLO



Owebama gave them out for free!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

407 Like this?

https://is.gd/lDTIlx
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (ZCCyW)
++++
Nailed it.

Also, borderline NSFW.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (DU+/6)

408 But popular sci-fi does the same thing with whole planets' ecologies. Star Wars is particularly bad that way with "dessert planets" and "forest planets" and "swamp planets".

Dune sort of did the same thing but a little better. And there is a reason Dune is a desert planet

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:56 AM (lc5cP)

409 Plus, the transporter gave us the iconic phrase (never actually uttered in the show) that was used by “our favorite Democrat” (according to Rush) James Trafficant.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 10:56 AM (Vr7XZ)

410 Trump was channeling his inner Noah Cross by calling Meatball "Rob"

Cross calling JJ "Mr. Gets", like he was a servant

or maybe he was channeling his inner Endora

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2023 10:56 AM (us2H3)

411 Too, not to.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 25, 2023 10:56 AM (SSbWm)

412 Homophones can be tricky.
Posted by: DB - unaffiliated

So can the Homo's phones. I will quietly denounce myself and find a gay pride parade to join.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 10:56 AM (a175k)

413 Your hate is making you say silly things.

Posted by: polynikes at May 25, 2023 10:54 AM (+4XNm)

Well...one reason...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:56 AM (ZCCyW)

414 They had a shuttle craft, which was used, rarely. They could have written around that, or used the 2 minutes or so of (compressed) travel time to do dialog exposition in the shuttle.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023


***
When they did use the shuttle (because the distances involved were too great for a transporter), the stories were often memorable. "Metamorphosis" and "The Galileo Seven," and the animated episode "The Slaver Weapon" come to mind.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:56 AM (J2vNu)

415 Big Mike!

https://is.gd/PSqLpC
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

don't know what that is...don't wanna' know...not clicking

Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2023 10:57 AM (AwYPR)

416 My ancestors were enslaved by the Egyptians for 400 years, which is longer than slavery existed in America. And since America has the deep pockets...Where's my check?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Since it was the Egyptians and Pharaoh, take control and concessions of the pyramids and at Luxor. (Egypt & Vegas)

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 10:57 AM (6hSPF)

417 Note to Ace re: the sidebar links...


Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart were never married.

Posted by: Gran at May 25, 2023 10:58 AM (GM3/s)

418
Like this?

https://is.gd/lDTIlx
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 25, 2023 10:55 AM (ZCCyW)



They said OLDER ladies.....


https://is.gd/u6uj8A

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:58 AM (Zz0t1)

419 Quite true. And one or two episodes made the transporter part of the drama.

The buggiest technology in the universe until TNG introduced the holodeck.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:58 AM (nfrXX)

420
don't know what that is...don't wanna' know...not clicking
Posted by: BignJames at May 25, 2023 10:57 AM (AwYPR)



It's just Michelle Owebama dancing.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:58 AM (Zz0t1)

421 Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 10:58 AM (Zz0t1)
++++
You're unkind.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 10:59 AM (DU+/6)

422 My ancestors were enslaved by the Egyptians for 400 years, which is longer than slavery existed in America. And since America has the deep pockets...Where's my check?

Egypt claims that the Jews stole their gold when they left and that's the real reason they were chasing them IIRC

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:59 AM (lc5cP)

423 They said OLDER ladies.....

https://is.gd/u6uj8A
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023


***
Now why did I know that was coming, and why in the name of Bast did I click it?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 25, 2023 10:59 AM (J2vNu)

424 "Hey let me load all of these links to what surely won't be horrendous pictures of horrendousness" says Not A Single Moron Right Now....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 10:59 AM (9UlRk)

425 Note to Ace re: the sidebar links...

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart were never married.

Posted by: Gran at May 25, 2023 10:58 AM (GM3/s)

--------

Thanks, I'd always heard that they were too. Just confirmed.

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (sJSOG)

426 Climate Activist Scientists Get all Verklempt (overcome with emotion) Their Echo Chamber No Longer Exists on Twitter, Throw Tantrums and Leave

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (RHGPo)

427 408 Dune sort of did the same thing but a little better. And there is a reason Dune is a desert planet

yeah. it's infested with worms.

Posted by: anachronda at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (sGtp+)

428 Egypt claims that the Jews stole their gold when they left and that's the real reason they were chasing them IIRC
Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 10:59 AM (lc5cP)

They stole gold from black cleopatra? That means Double Reparations!!!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (9UlRk)

429 They have a freaking statue of George Floyd in Houston. The same guy who was convicted of pistol whipping a pregnant lady in Houston and who never changed his criminal ways.

You can't cohabitate with psychopaths.

Posted by: polynikes at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (+4XNm)

430 European Commission Admits to Handing Millions in Tax Cash to ‘Far-Left’ NGOs

“The EU is creating and financing its own advocacy and activist groups so they can artificially weigh in on EU decision-making”.
….
In a statement on the matter published on Tuesday, Commissioner Hahn admitted that the EU hands millions in funding to a wide variety of left-wing groups, with the bloc giving over €4.5 million to ‘No Peace without Justice’ — a group originating from the so-called ‘Transnational Radical Party’ — and over half-a-million to “Droit au Droit”, who profess to campaign for “marginalised groups”.

The Commission claims to have had no meetings with ‘No Peace Without Justice ‘, despite the multi-million payout.

Hahn failed to reveal how much the EU hands to the likes of Amnesty International and George Soros-Linked Open Society Foundation”

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (RHGPo)

431 The buggiest technology in the universe until TNG introduced the holodeck.
Posted by: Oddbob at May 25, 2023 10:58 AM (nfrXX)
---
Considering the catastrophic damage both technologies could do, it's a wonder that anyone used them at all. Star Trek: The Motion Picture had a transporter accident at the beginning. Fortunately, they didn't show us what happened.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (YIVH2)

432 However, the "transporter" solution became so iconic that you could not do Star Trek today without it. It's a key distinguishing technology between Star Trek and every other generic science fiction show out there.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 10:49 AM (YIVH2)

Quite true. And one or two episodes made the transporter part of the drama.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 10:53 AM (d8cJ4)

I watched my first Strar Trek episode that included a holodeck scene and I said to myself "that's it. I'm outta here."

Posted by: mrp at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (rj6Yv)

433 We have record tax receipts every year, this year totaling about $4.5 trillion, and they still think the problem is that they're not collecting enough.

Fine. I'll agree to 100% wealth taxes on billionaires if they can outline $1 trillion in cuts they want.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, on just the weirdest trip with John Boorman at May 25, 2023 10:05 AM (LvTSG)

False.
The Premise, I mean.

The Feds do too much, it's not what they can collect its everything they should not be doing in the first place.

There need to be much more than budget balancing, there needs to be a reset of the republic and the Feds need to kneel at the feet of the states.

deep breath... ok, ok.. I'll wait by the door for the visit by the ATF.

Posted by: Mills at May 25, 2023 11:01 AM (53oGX)

434 Hey let me load all of these links to what surely won't be horrendous pictures of horrendousness" says Not A Single Moron Right Now...

When you open one of those links it could be an attractive young woman or...

Spiders
Blue footed boobies
Nazi Pelosi
Lena Dunham

The question is...are you feeling lucky punk

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 11:01 AM (lc5cP)

435 off old sock...

Posted by: Inogame at May 25, 2023 11:01 AM (53oGX)

436 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

437 "Spock's Brain" . . . well, yeah, that one might be unsalvageable on any level.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius,


C'mon everybodies brain has a click track.

Posted by: DaveA at May 25, 2023 11:02 AM (FhXTo)

438 Reparations? I'm lookin' at you, Mongolia.

Posted by: mrp at May 25, 2023 11:02 AM (rj6Yv)

439 The U-Haul guy is a "nut case".
He spent 3 months planning to takeover the United States .. by himself without arms.
Yeah. It's a repeat of Jan-6, except he was trying to have an insurrection of one.
I'd like to see DOJ charge him with seditious conspiracy of me, myself and I.

It's more likely they will create a protected class of "U-Haul truckers with swastikas."

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 11:02 AM (RHGPo)

440 427 408 Dune sort of did the same thing but a little better. And there is a reason Dune is a desert planet

yeah. it's infested with worms.
Posted by: anachronda at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (sGtp+)

That's a spicy take.

Posted by: Atreides nutz! at May 25, 2023 11:02 AM (SIX3A)

441 440 427 408 Dune sort of did the same thing but a little better. And there is a reason Dune is a desert planet

yeah. it's infested with worms.
Posted by: anachronda at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (sGtp+)

That's a spicy take.


remember, "probiotic" is just a fancy way of saying "bacteria-infested".

Posted by: anachronda at May 25, 2023 11:04 AM (sGtp+)

442 yeah. it's infested with worms.
Posted by: anachronda at May 25, 2023 11:00 AM (sGtp+)

Lift off to orbit, and dust it with Ivermectin.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2023 11:07 AM (d8cJ4)

443 Oh btw there is talk of Newsom giving Oprah the Diane Feinstein seat when DiFi goes room temp

Senator Winfrey
embrace the horror

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 11:07 AM (geLO8)

444 They said OLDER ladies.....

That was uncalled for

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at May 25, 2023 11:28 AM (Vu7A1)

445 Thought bubble time!

Posted by: Unkaren at May 25, 2023 12:35 PM (LPkjK)

446 Tell you what get out your Banjo and we can do Dueling Banjos

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 25, 2023 04:53 PM (wGqjj)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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