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The Classical Saturday Morning Coffee Diversity Thread & Prayer Revival

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Good morning Horde. So this is our last *Saturday together. I mean February Saturday.

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Since today is a diversity edition: So you would rather be a tea addict than a coffee addict. A beginners guide to drinking that stuff tea.

A Beginner’s Guide to Drinking Better Tea
From types to temperatures, plus where to get the good stuff.

The world’s most popular flavored beverage comes from a single plant grown on six continents and may be languishing in your pantry right now. It’s tea, a prismatically delicious drink that’s thousands of years old and made into about as many distinct varieties. There’s a lot more to it than big tea companies would have you believe—and a lot fewer rules than Downton Abbey suggests.


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Before the Prayer Revival starts, just a few housekeeping matters: (Rulz for those of you in Cornucopia)

1) Open thread, feel free to lurk, opine and/or bloviate away.
2) Be nice to one another.
3) Running with sharp objects is frowned upon. Especially if you are running on ice.
4) Have a great weekend.


A big Thank You to Annie for today's Prayer Request List


AoSHQ Weekly Prayer List

Please submit any prayer requests to me, “Annie’s Stew” at apaslo atsign hotmail dot com. Prayer requests are generally removed after four weeks unless we receive an update.

Prayer Requests:

1/12 – Washington Nearsider’s last day of employment has come and gone. He plans to withdraw his TSP and retirement contributions to buy time and then evaluate whether or not to list his house. His ex-wife, learning of his change in employment, is filing to contest his sole custody of their two children, and his lawyer has explained that without a job, he is likely to lose custody. Please pray that he can find employment sufficient to keep his house and his kids before losing both.
2/3 Update -Washington Nearsider has been and remains sincerely grateful for the prayers and well-wises of the Horde. He has withdrawn his TSP and has enough money left to get through late March – early April. He will accrue debt with the custody hearings which begin 3/6. He has 3 interviews scheduled for the week of 2/5. He is also attempting to expand his custom model building services to bring in additional income by leaning on 20 years of experience building models of all kinds: building planes, tanks, ships, etc. Please contact him through the comments or email Annie’s Stew, and she can send you his direct contact information. He sends his thanks for his daily dose of sanity in an otherwise crazy world, and for the constant stream of wonderful Fani Willis euphemisms.

1/20 – Cybersmythe asked for prayers for his sweetie’s son, who is in rehab.
2/3 Update – The son is out of rehab. They appreciate the prayers and hope for continued recovery.

1/20 – Jewells said she has spent the last 2 days recovering from the latest chemo treatment. Praise God, it has gone much better. She still had pain, but was able to manage it with oxy, but it makes her very weak.
2/15 – Jewells has an update that the PET scan showed great results, and her MRI showed no cancer!

1/27 – Emmie asked for prayers for Mr. Bassman, for his upcoming knee replacement surgery. Also, they are having patient-sitters come in when Emmie has to go out, and there’s a certain amount of anxiety related to both of them. Prayers that it all goes well would be good.
2/3 Update – Thank you for the prayers! The surgery went well and recovery is coming along nicely. His patient-sitters were a big help. The family and church friends have been a huge encouragement and a great resource.

1/27 – Tonypete asked for prayers of thanksgiving for his 14 year old granddaughter. She has expressed a strong interest in being baptized. Her parents are disinterested, so Mimi is picking up the slack here. Hopefully this step leads to many others on her journey to a positive life.

1/27 – Mindful Webworker welcomes prayers – daughter Sugar Plum Fairly miscarried this week. It was the second time in recent years. She and the wonderful son-in-law are hurt, but taking it in stride.

1/27 – RetSgtRN gave an update on her son-in-law, Kenny. His bone marrow biopsy last week showed 100% donor marrow, which means the cancer is gone. She sent a thank you for the many prayers sent his way. This is such a blessing for him, her daughter, and her two grandsons.

1/27 BrianinTn asked for prayers and support for Rich (in St. Petersburg), who is suffering from the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease, and is to the point where he can no longer work, and even has trouble standing or sitting up for any length of time. Please give your prayers and support to someone who is without a doubt the nicest guy BrianinTn has even known.

1/27 – Dash my lace wings! humbly asked for prayers for her worsening lower back pain. She got checked, and an X-ray showed her spine is all curvy – not scoliosis bad, but definitely not straight. She appreciates prayers that they can get it straightened out and pain-free in short order.

2/3 – Teresa in Fort Worth would appreciate prayers for Leigh, the director of a school for students of all ages with Down Syndrome. Leigh has been diagnosed with Soft Tissue Sarcoma. The tumor was removed this week, and they think they got all of it. Leigh would appreciate the prayers.
2/17 Update – The mass in Leigh’s shoulder is benign, and she does NOT have soft tissue sarcoma. She thanks everyone for their prayers on her behalf.

2/3 – Reforger asked for prayers for his Coworker, “D”, a widowed mom of 4 who is having a rough time with daughter #1. The daughter is skipping school, was caught 3 times and now police and social workers are involved. “D” is beside herself. She is having to miss work (and pay) to do probation stuff and keep appointments with “therapists”.
2/10 Update – Reforger reports that Coworker “D” and her daughter are doing better. He also relayed a funny story that ended up with him being able to bless “D” with another $200!

2/3 – Naughty Pine asked for prayers for Rachelle, a para-pro who retired from working in Detroit and has to continue working elsewhere. She discovered she was put into the wrong payscale and HR has given her the run-around, despite clear proof. She’s afraid of making waves, but Naughty Pine convinced her that does no one any good, to continue with this error. Naughty Pine would also appreciate prayers for her Arizona-bound neighbors. They have a long trip ahead, with moving van, trailers, etc. Also, please pray she gets good new neighbors.

2/3 – I’m Gumby Damn It requested prayers for an emotional hardship. He trained a two-man crew to install bath remodeling products for his little company, and they went around him and were hired by his vendor.

2/3 – Polliwog the ‘Ette would appreciate prayers for Inspector’s back pain. It’s been bad enough that he’s had to admit it’s a problem. It also keeps him from sleeping or being able to do even mild exercise, both of which are important for managing his blood pressure. They’d appreciate prayers for complete healing, but also wisdom on how to prevent future problems.
2/10 Update – As soon as she asked for prayers, God brought to mind something that helped Inspector the last time, but they’d forgotten to try. His back is substantially better, and he’s become convinced that it’s the sitting, not the exercise, that causes problems, and that is also a victory.

2/3 – Brother Tim is currently homeless. He spent the last 3 nights at a hotel, but he’s short on cash now. He needs a new job and a place to stay. He’s looking for another roommate situation, but they are few and far between. He is trying to make new connections, too. He’s not looking for funds, but advice and prayers are appreciated.

2/6 – 496 requested prayers for his wife and daughter as they begin a formal process of reconciliation. Please pray for warm hearts and cool heads at a minimum. He would also like prayers for his boss, “S.T.”. About a year ago his wife’s breast cancer returned. Initial treatment looked successful, but it is back now, and in her brain.

2/3 – Fenelon Spoke asked for “P”, who needs prayers for his return to faith as a Christian. Also, prayers for Pam, who needs continued healing after a pacemaker insertion, are appreciated.

2/8 – It’s me, Donna, asked for prayers after some bad lab tests. It turns out it’s not as bad as thought and easily treated. Thanks so much for the prayers.

2/10 – Sock Monkey asked for prayers for his BIL, who woke up 2/9 with no feeling in his legs and unable to walk. After a lengthy visit to the ER, a growth was discovered on his spine. Doctors were only able to remove part of it during an 8.5 hour surgery on 2/10. The mass is probably cancerous, but they don’t know what type. His prognosis for walking again is not high. The family would appreciate prayers for healing, strength, and comfort.

2/10 - Mindful webworker asked for prayers for a dear, long-time family friend, Levi, who is in a desperate, dangerous state of distress and is an immediate threat to himself and others. Please send up prayers that he can swiftly be freed from the demons that confuse his mind and torture his soul, and that his family would be protected, and that he would return to Jesus.

2/10 – Martini Farmer asked for prayers for his son, who lost his job this past week due to DEI.

2/10 – Berserker-Dragonheads Division is in the hospital. He had a cardiac cath, then was sent straight in for bypass surgery.
2/11 Update – He had 2 arteries 100% blocked, 1 that was 95%, and another that was 80%. So he had a quad. He says the hospital and staff are great.

2/17 – Muldoon humbly asks for prayers for his daughter Michele, for healing. She has suffered for years from severe debilitating migraines that have resulted in her becoming largely withdrawn from society.

2/20 – Lady in Black requested prayers for her stepmother, Bonnie. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 9 years ago. About 2 years ago, it came bak and she had a mastectomy. Now she has a lump showing in her lung and is getting ready to have a biopsy. She is depressed and very worried. Any prayers for her would be greatly appreciated.

2/21 – TecumsehTea sends many thanks for the prayers for Pastor Joe. He had his post-surgical followup today. Stitches are out, no radiation or other treatments are needed. In 3 months he will have another MRI.

2/21 – Prayers for the family and friends who mourn the loss of Gnubreed.

For submission guidelines and other relevant info, please contact Annie's Stew, who is managing the prayer list. You can contact her at apaslo at-sign hotmail dot com. If you see a prayer request posted in a thread comment, feel free to copy and paste it and e-mail it to Annie's Stew. She tries to keep up with the requests in the threads, but she's not here all of the time, so she may not see it unless you e-mail it to her. Please note: Prayer requests are generally removed after four weeks or so unless we receive an update.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:09 AM




Comments

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1 Foistest with the leastest!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2024 08:11 AM (S6gqv)

2 Fweedom!

Posted by: Kamala Harris, age 8 at February 24, 2024 08:12 AM (PiwSw)

3 Suddenly, last Saturday.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:13 AM (vFG9F)

4 Just who was Earl Grey, anyway?

Posted by: I gotta ask at February 24, 2024 08:15 AM (NBVIP)

5 Good morning, coffee drinkers. Thanks Mis Hum.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 08:15 AM (SfhV1)

6 In Spring, an old man's thoughts turn to . . .


Mowing Season!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 24, 2024 08:15 AM (4I/2K)

7 "In Spring, an old man's thoughts turn to . . .
Mowing Season!
Posted by: Count de Monet"

'Scuse me while I mow Jill's lawn.

Posted by: Joe Biteum at February 24, 2024 08:16 AM (vFG9F)

8 TRUMP: “I’ve been indicted more than Alphonse Capone... If I fly over a blue state, the next day I get a Federal Grand Jury.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 08:16 AM (ENQN6)

9 Prayers for the Horde and our nation. Lord knows we need 'em.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:17 AM (vFG9F)

10 My daily brew is green tea.

Posted by: fluffy at February 24, 2024 08:18 AM (86W+h)

11 Repost from The Week in Woke thread yesterday:

102 This is the best Gemini image ever produced, no contest. Gotta see it!
http://tinyurl.com/59xp7vj6
Posted by: Tom Servo
lol
Yep, whoever came up with that is on all the lists.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at February 23, 2024 07:16 PM (dFE41)

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2024 08:18 AM (S6gqv)

12 I'm not a morning tea drinker, more of a nighttime, dessert tea drinker.

I used to go to TeaVana to get loose teas, that was before Starf**ks bought them out and killed them.

It used to be quite the ritual going to the tea shop and requesting teas to sample and the tea lady would get the giant canisters, open them and used the lid to waft the aroma at you.

DAMN YOU TO HELL STARBUCKS!!!! DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 24, 2024 08:19 AM (XV/Pl)

13 God has been good to us this week. Rev hit a dump truck and totaled our car. The whole front end basically squished up to the windshield. Air bags did not deploy. Rev walked away without a scratch.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 08:20 AM (SfhV1)

14 TRUMP: “I’ve been indicted more than Alphonse Capone... If I fly over a blue state, the next day I get a Federal Grand Jury.”
Posted by: rhennigantx
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Trump should be prosecuted for saying that.

Posted by: Some Soros DA probably at February 24, 2024 08:20 AM (dr4Q1)

15 What happens if someone asks Gemini to produce an image of Google engineers?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 24, 2024 08:21 AM (PiwSw)

16 >>> Just who was Earl Grey, anyway?

The internet tells me he was the 2nd Earl Grey who became Prime Minister in 1830.

Posted by: fluffy at February 24, 2024 08:22 AM (86W+h)

17 6 In Spring, an old man's thoughts turn to . . .


Mowing Season!
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 24, 2024 08:15 AM (4I/2K)

and flowers! And open water fishing! And mosquitos & black flies!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (QXQ4l)

18 MisHum, under Rulz maybe you should have mentioned 'If running on ice, beware holes made by those crazy ice fishermen.'

I don't understand the need to fish for ice in winter. Anyway I use the clean stuff in the ice-box in my kitchen fridge.

Posted by: Ciampino - at least put manhole covers on the holes at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (qfLjt)

19 HOT COCOA WILL NOT CUT IT!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (gSZYf)

20 And mosquitos & black flies!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (QXQ4l)


Black flies are the worst. And no-see-ums.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 08:24 AM (SfhV1)

21 13 God has been good to us this week. Rev hit a dump truck and totaled our car. The whole front end basically squished up to the windshield. Air bags did not deploy. Rev walked away without a scratch.
Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 08:20 AM (SfhV1)

So glad The Rev is ok. Cars can be replaced. Revs, not so much.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at February 24, 2024 08:24 AM (QXQ4l)

22 Good morning everyone

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 08:24 AM (fwDg9)

23 One thing that Old Blighty has yet to forget is how to make delicious, quality black tea.

I wonder how long that'll last? Coffee appeared to be the most ordered beverage at breakfast when I was over there last year.

The tins of Harrods' Earl Grey and their Mango Tea are running low now.

*wipes tear*

I've yet to find any black tea here in the states that
equals the quality you find in England.

Another weird tea thing I've noticed is that it's almost impossible to find good quality Orange Pekoe Loose Leaf Tea anymore, which is probably my favorite tea. And was a big fave among tea drinking Americans in general. Wha'hoppen?

No worries though, I'm sure Our Betters will soon release a new, more sustainable - Beyond Orange Pekoe Tea made from chemically mangled crickets and ladybugs.

Coming soon to a Grocery Store near you!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2024 08:24 AM (nFnyb)

24 Cars can be replaced. Revs, not so much.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at February 24, 2024 08:24 AM (QXQ4l)


It truly was the hand of God.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 08:25 AM (SfhV1)

25 The world’s most popular flavored beverage comes from a single plant grown on six continents

*********

Must share a common root system, like aspen trees. or Canadian thistle.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:25 AM (991eG)

26 Trump is a funny guy. Even with all they put him thru. Oh how they hate him.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:26 AM (vFG9F)

27 What happens if someone asks Gemini to produce an image of Gemini? Is that like dividing by zero?

Posted by: Ciampino - Gemini, so there are two of them? at February 24, 2024 08:26 AM (qfLjt)

28 HOT COCOA WILL NOT CUT IT!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (gSZYf)
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It will if you add a wee dram of Bailey's Irish Creme....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 24, 2024 08:26 AM (BpYfr)

29 Thank you for the opportunity to pray for my fellow morons

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 24, 2024 08:26 AM (jnR7m)

30 First plumbing job done. Shower shut off valves swapped out. Now on to the busted hose bib outside the kitchen sink.

....

Hooray, weekends.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 24, 2024 08:27 AM (9UlRk)

31 Just who was Earl Grey, anyway?

*******

I don't know. But I DO know that Earl Kahn had a minor role in The Wizard of Oz.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:28 AM (991eG)

32 "What happens if someone asks Gemini to produce an image of Gemini? Is that like dividing by zero?
Posted by: Ciampino - Gemini, so there are two of them?"

It splits into two, which then split into four, etc. Don't do it.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:28 AM (vFG9F)

33 19 HOT COCOA WILL NOT CUT IT!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (gSZYf)
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Ovaltine?

Posted by: Ciampino - Gemini eh, so there are two of them? at February 24, 2024 08:29 AM (qfLjt)

34 "What happens if someone asks Gemini to produce an image of Gemini? Is that like dividing by zero?
Posted by: Ciampino - Gemini, so there are two of them?"

It splits into two, which then split into four, etc. Don't do it.
Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:28 AM (vFG9F)
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Do you really want to take down the Internet?

Wait--don't answer that!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 24, 2024 08:30 AM (BpYfr)

35 Gemini, produce an image of Joe Biden.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 24, 2024 08:30 AM (PiwSw)

36 Earl Scheib > Earl Grey

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2024 08:30 AM (R/m4+)

37 Gemini goo.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:31 AM (vFG9F)

38 Good morning all. I thank you for your prayers. They are working! Sending prayers up for all on the prayer list. Every time I see a new prayer request and it's cancer I get so angry. It doesn't discriminate, it doesn't care how much your life is ruined while trying to survive. It's relentless. Yet.. still no cure.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at February 24, 2024 08:31 AM (iF0sF)

39 Bad juju.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:31 AM (vFG9F)

40 Day 2 of working on the daughter's car's suspension.

Got everything on one side disassembled that needs to come off but I cannot get the tie rod end or the lower ball joint to let go of the steering knuckle.

It just falls apart in the YT videos.

I guess I need a pickle fork.

Posted by: reason at February 24, 2024 08:31 AM (Uhisz)

41 24 degrees this morning. Skim ice on the pond. A pleasant walk was had, and the dogs approved.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 24, 2024 08:31 AM (pfG3S)

42 Ovaltine?
Posted by: Ciampino - Gemini eh, so there are two of them? at February 24, 2024 08:29 AM (qfLjt)

Gonna need the hard stuff.

Strawberry Quik.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 24, 2024 08:32 AM (9UlRk)

43 I guess I need a pickle fork.
Posted by: reason at February 24, 2024 08:31 AM (Uhisz)

I'm not a huge fan of Auto Zone, but their tool borrowing system is sometimes nice to fall back on in a pinch.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 24, 2024 08:33 AM (9UlRk)

44 Willowed now that a respectful amount of time has passed. I'm not willing to let this one die alone at the end of that last thread:

-

So NASA goes back to the moon for the first time since 1972 and the lander tips over and everything is fine. Isn't the the story of Joe Biden's America?
Posted by: fd

-

Rumor has it the mission was unmanned.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 08:33 AM (Wg1x4)

45 Earl Scruggs, Earl Scheib, Earl Grey

Duke of Earl?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 24, 2024 08:34 AM (NBVIP)

46 Has anyone ask Gemini to produce an image of an austere religious scholar?

Posted by: dantesed at February 24, 2024 08:34 AM (88xKn)

47 So, Bosco, Cocoa Marsh, or Clanky the Space Man?

Posted by: Sugar Rush at February 24, 2024 08:35 AM (V5BDR)

48 Isn't one of the Google Gemini developers a mewling soiboy who cries all the time? A pasty white guy? There was an X thread about him, IIRC.

Anyway... what would a Gemini generated image of a mass shooter at a ghey parade look like?

A diehard Trump supporter?

Gemini has to be one of the biggest tech failures of the 2020's if not THE biggest. It's a failure about as big as Disney's foray into woke.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 08:35 AM (Q4IgG)

49 Bigger hammer.

Posted by: Suspension parts at February 24, 2024 08:36 AM (NBVIP)

50 18 MisHum, under Rulz maybe you should have mentioned 'If running on ice, beware holes made by those crazy ice fishermen.'

I don't understand the need to fish for ice in winter. Anyway I use the clean stuff in the ice-box in my kitchen fridge.
Posted by: Ciampino - at least put manhole covers on the holes at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (qfLjt)

Good point.

If I have to explain ice fishing to you, you'll never get it. But that reminds me what I can put into tonight's ONT. Thanks Ciampino.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at February 24, 2024 08:36 AM (QXQ4l)

51 "In Spring, an old man's thoughts turn to . . .

*********

Digging up bones season!!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:37 AM (991eG)

52 But that reminds me what I can put into tonight's ONT. Thanks Ciampino.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at February 24, 2024 08:36 AM (QXQ4l)

Dude! Spoilers!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 24, 2024 08:37 AM (9UlRk)

53 Been cutting back on the internet a bit for Lent, haven't read much on Gemini. Any instances at all of it generating a non POC, is it that racist that it will not generate white people?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 24, 2024 08:38 AM (2NHgQ)

54 What kind of bait do you need to catch ice?

Posted by: From Key Largo at February 24, 2024 08:38 AM (NBVIP)

55 >>> I've yet to find any black tea here in the states that
equals the quality you find in England.

Try Mark T. Wendell tea company.

https://marktwendell.com/

Posted by: fluffy at February 24, 2024 08:38 AM (86W+h)

56 @40

>>I guess I need a pickle fork.

You could give it some technical taps with a 2 pound dead blow hammer.

Buying a specialty tool like a fork or a ball joint separator that you are only going to realistically use once is sub-optimal.

The only upside is that you can now be the neighborhood tool loan depository for exotic tools.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 24, 2024 08:38 AM (XV/Pl)

57 "Posted by: reason "

A couple of hard whacks with a ball peen on the SIDE of the knuckle where the tie rod goes thru will usually free those.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:38 AM (vFG9F)

58 What kind of bait do you need to catch ice?
Posted by: From Key Largo at February 24, 2024 08:38 AM (NBVIP)

Tie a hose bib to your line.

Ice loves that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 24, 2024 08:39 AM (9UlRk)

59 We'll loan you the tie rod removal tool. Come on in.

Posted by: Advanced Auto Parts at February 24, 2024 08:40 AM (NBVIP)

60 Leave the nut on the tie rod, very loosely, so you don't hit the threads if you miss when banging on the knuckle.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:41 AM (vFG9F)

61 Stolen from somebody on X:

Guy goes into a bar, there's a robot bartender. The robot says, "What will you have?"The guy says, "Martini."The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, "What's your IQ?"The guy says," 168."The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.The guy leaves, but he is curious...So he goes back into the bar.The robot bartender says, "What will you have?"The guy says, "Martini."Again, the robot makes a great martini gives it to the man and says, "What's your IQ?"The guy says, "100."The robot then starts to talk about NASCAR, Budweiser and John Deere tractors.The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time.He goes back into the bar.The robot says, "What will you have?"The guy says, "Martini," and the robot brings him another great martini.The robot then says, "What's your IQ?"The guy says, "Uh, about 50."
The robot leans in real close and says, "So, you people still happy you voted for Biden?"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2024 08:41 AM (pVWRI)

62 The heat is on.

Posted by: Propane or Mapp gas torch at February 24, 2024 08:42 AM (NBVIP)

63 En mi casa toman Bustelo!

Posted by: In the Can at February 24, 2024 08:42 AM (V5BDR)

64 Go to Strand Tea. He's a good guy and I've dealt with him for years. He has orange pekoe. Prices are reasonable. He made contacts when in the Peace Corp and opened the business when he got back to the US. May be a raving Leftie but doesn't mention politics.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2024 08:42 AM (USTAS)

65 As far as the ball joint goes, a ball joint splitter is better if you can get it in there. A pickle fork is my last resort.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:42 AM (vFG9F)

66 As far as the ball joint goes, a ball joint splitter is better if you can get it in there. A pickle fork is my last resort.
Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:42 AM (vFG9F)

For some unfathomable reason, I am wincing.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 24, 2024 08:44 AM (4I/2K)

67 A ball joint splitter?

Come on in.

Posted by: Harbor Freight at February 24, 2024 08:44 AM (NBVIP)

68 Auto parts stores will lend you a splitter, or you can buy one at Harbor Freight for probably $10 or so. I can attest that those will work at least twice.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:45 AM (vFG9F)

69 And I love my Breville tea maker! Crazy expensive but works perfectly. I love the idea of tea ceremonies but I just don't have the time for it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2024 08:46 AM (USTAS)

70 Prayers up for alla Youse !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 08:46 AM (T4tVD)

71 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 08:47 AM (T4tVD)

72 Bad juju.
Posted by: fd

Anti Semite ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 08:47 AM (T4tVD)

73 Love that sign in the top photo. Reminds me of similar ones I saw during New England winters. There was a small bar on the docks with a pot bellied stove for warmth and the best hot buttered rum. A great place for those freeze your ass off winter nights.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 08:48 AM (zudum)

74 Splitter=separator

We in the South so use as few sillybyls as possyble

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:49 AM (vFG9F)

75 A couple of hard whacks with a ball peen on the SIDE of the knuckle where the tie rod goes thru will usually free those.

********

My roommate had to use that technique once in college when his girlfriend got a cramp in her hand during a make out session.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:49 AM (991eG)

76 banging the knuckle

ok

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 08:50 AM (geLO8)

77 Morning again, all! I don't remember the last time I had hot cocoa. World Market used to sell Christmas-themed packets of cocoa powder, and I'd add them to my coffee, but never made actual hot cocoa with it. Been a long time.

I decided to skip the car washing this morning. It's cool and clear out there, but I still needed to clean me and shave as well. Miss Linda will be here in about twenty so we can stop at a local Fresh Market for her to use a coupon for something; then out to my barber, then the library. Need to stock up on fresh reading material as opposed to re-reading stuff.

If we go out to eat tonight, it's gonna be $$$. Unless it's Chik-Fil-A; then just $$. Or we can hit the grocery for something we can prepare at home.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 24, 2024 08:51 AM (omVj0)

78 I bought what is called a "coffee bar cart". It's a narrow table with shelves under. I didn't have a good place for my tea stuff and this works fine. I bought some old bail top canning jars to store tea.

This is my home decorating tip for the day.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2024 08:52 AM (USTAS)

79 Did you ever notice that it's easier to say "motor" than "engine"?

That used to drive my dad nuts, and he would remind me that "motors" are electric. When I asked about a rubber band motor in a balsa airplane, he stopped bringing it up.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:52 AM (vFG9F)

80 Any instances at all of it generating a non POC, is it that racist that it will not generate white people?
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 24, 2024 08:38 AM (2NHgQ)

I'm sure that if you asked for the greatest Criminals in World History they would all be white.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2024 08:52 AM (S6gqv)

81 Prayers for the Horde, both of sorrow and Thanksgiving, and good luck to the morons working on cars today. I'm just bleeding brakes on the Buick because we've decided to drive it the eight hours to go see the eclipse since it will be nothing but interstate.

And the way I bleed brakes I barely even need to be present, and I intend to chainsaw up a tree that fell in the backyard a few days ago while I do it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 08:52 AM (ZqYL9)

82 I use coffee in the AM and tea in the PM

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 08:52 AM (geLO8)

83 65 As far as the ball joint goes, a ball joint splitter is better if you can get it in there. A pickle fork is my last resort.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:42 AM (vFG9F)
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Pickle fork? Does this involve glass jars and vinegar?

Posted by: Ciampino - You can pickle ball joints? at February 24, 2024 08:53 AM (qfLjt)

84 I am amazed in this country you can't get something you can gat anywhere else.
Maybe that's the 1WP

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 08:53 AM (fwDg9)

85 "What's he saying, Dorothy?"

"It sounded like...Earl Kahn!"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:55 AM (991eG)

86 I stopped any coffee afternoon, tea or cocoa is my evening beverage

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 08:56 AM (fwDg9)

87 Been doing more coffee than tea for a while, but thinking about reversing that in the interests of my finicky gut. Always been partial to Twinings loose teas (Earl Grey and English Breakfast in particular); their teabags are okay too.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at February 24, 2024 08:57 AM (q3u5l)

88 grammie- glad to hear the Rev came out of that unscathed. Very fortunate.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:57 AM (991eG)

89 It's not time for pads yet on the Buick, Robbie?

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:57 AM (vFG9F)

90 I am amazed in this country you can't get something you can gat anywhere else.
Maybe that's the 1WP
Posted by: Skip
+++
Did I do that??

Posted by: Pete Buttplug at February 24, 2024 08:58 AM (dr4Q1)

91 45 Earl Scruggs, Earl Scheib, Earl Grey

Duke of Earl?
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 24, 2024 08:34 AM (NBVIP)

Earl of Sammich

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 08:58 AM (ENQN6)

92 Earl Campbell

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 08:58 AM (geLO8)

93 Mis. Hum., Thanks for including the link about tea.

Now that I'm retired I drink coffee for the taste, not to stay awake for 18 to 20 hour work days. (Yeah, I don't miss the office.) But I drink more tea these days, again for the flavor. And I enjoy the little bit of time and care it takes to brew the tea. And I've added some herbal tea to the mix: hibiscus tea and Celestial Seasonings peach tea, which actually tastes like peaches. Both are great hot or as iced tea.

I notice the coffee thread went up an hour earlier than usual. I hope it's because Mis. Hum. is going fishing.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 08:59 AM (zudum)

94 Very fortunate.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:57 AM (991eG)


Indeed. Initially, he was afraid to move lest his parts fell off, but he was able to exit the wreck with parts unscathed.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 08:59 AM (SfhV1)

95 79 Did you ever notice that it's easier to say "motor" than "engine"?

That used to drive my dad nuts, and he would remind me that "motors" are electric. When I asked about a rubber band motor in a balsa airplane, he stopped bringing it up.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 08:52 AM (vFG9F)
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In the same vein we say 'motoring along' and not 'engining along'.

Posted by: Ciampino - So an engineer has an engine or motor? at February 24, 2024 08:59 AM (qfLjt)

96 >but he was able to exit the wreck with parts unscathed.

Posted by: grammie winger


wonderful news
now, about the airbags that didn't go off
whats the deal

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:01 AM (geLO8)

97 motor boating >> engine boating

Just sayin'

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 09:01 AM (Q4IgG)

98 Happy Motoring!

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Esso Station at February 24, 2024 09:02 AM (4I/2K)

99 now, about the airbags that didn't go off
whats the deal

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:01 AM (geLO


I know.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 09:02 AM (SfhV1)

100 Earl Lee.
To bed AND to rise.

Posted by: B. Franklin at February 24, 2024 09:02 AM (NBVIP)

101 Dad is an engineer. They are picky about things like that. Don't ever call them motorneers.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:02 AM (vFG9F)

102 Morning.
Prayer up for all. Asking and not asking.
I humbly ask for a quick mention if anyone so wishes.
I bought a new car so I need a raise.
A big raise. Damn, cars are spendy these days.
I know food is overrated and all but I'd like some every now and then.
Anyway, Mrs Reforger is happy as can be so I was successful.
It was badly needed.
Today I tackle the fuel pump in my Tacoma.
More accurately I have to rip the back of the truck off to replace a $100 part. As they say... the cheaper the part the harder it is to put in.
Stupid in tank fuel pumps.

Posted by: Reforger at February 24, 2024 09:02 AM (gb5tG)

103 It's not time for pads yet on the Buick, Robbie?
Posted by: fd

-

Not quite yet, but I've already got some waiting. I figure when springtime hits I'll swap them out. I've taken care of all the fluids and thermostat and it's been purring right along. I figure this is the perfect type of trip for it comfort-wise, and the added benefit is no one will be too upset if something gets accidentally spilled.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 09:02 AM (Wg1x4)

104 "In the same vein we say 'motoring along' and not 'engining along'.
Posted by: Ciampino - So an engineer has an engine or motor?"

Because it's easier and means the same thing to people who are not engineers.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:03 AM (vFG9F)

105 91 45 Earl Scruggs, Earl Scheib, Earl Grey

Duke of Earl?
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at February 24, 2024 08:34 AM (NBVIP)

Earl of Sammich

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 08:58 AM (ENQN6)
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Sammich? You're thinking of womens again boy. Grand Tetons perhaps?

Posted by: Ciampino - So an engineer has an engine or motor? Well? at February 24, 2024 09:04 AM (qfLjt)

106 I bought a new car so I need a raise.
A big raise. Damn, cars are spendy these days.


We've been car shopping this week. Spendy indeed.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 09:04 AM (SfhV1)

107 How do you know when it's time to adjust my valves? Listen closely with an engine ear.

Posted by: Small block Chevy at February 24, 2024 09:05 AM (NBVIP)

108 That will be a fun trip Robbie. Be sure to make a pinhole projector to view the progress. Don't skimp on the glasses either.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:06 AM (vFG9F)

109 We've been car shopping this week. Spendy indeed.
Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead

Didja tell 'em who you are ?

Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 09:06 AM (T4tVD)

110 In the same vein we say 'motoring along' and not 'engining along'.
Posted by: Ciampino
+++
As I was motorvatin' over the hill
I saw Maybelline in a coupe de ville.

Posted by: Chuck Berry at February 24, 2024 09:06 AM (dr4Q1)

111 75 A couple of hard whacks with a ball peen on the SIDE of the knuckle where the tie rod goes thru will usually free those.

********

My roommate had to use that technique once in college when his girlfriend got a cramp in her hand during a make out session.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 08:49 AM (991eG)


***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian Who Lives In The Frozen Tundra at February 24, 2024 09:07 AM (QXQ4l)

112 Spring is coming musical interlude:

http://tinyurl.com/digging-up-bones

James McMurtry

Posted by: Muldoon at February 24, 2024 09:07 AM (991eG)

113 You're not just imagining it. 60% of households and 80%+ of individuals can no longer afford to buy a car.

Even Newsweek is admitting it.

http://tinyurl.com/yr2h7j63

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 09:07 AM (Wg1x4)

114 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 09:07 AM (SfhV1)

115 Hiya JT!
Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 09:08 AM (T4tVD)

116 Prayers for all.

Posted by: Mick at February 24, 2024 09:08 AM (sVc11)

117 Mornin' Horde. Prayers for all y'all and our loved ones.

grammie, thank God Rev is OK!!!

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 09:08 AM (1eY81)

118 93
I notice the coffee thread went up an hour earlier than usual. I hope it's because Mis. Hum. is going fishing.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 08:59 AM (zudum)
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But aren't all the fish frozen at this time of year in the Tundra?

Posted by: Ciampino - How do you hook a frozen fish? Same as the shops. at February 24, 2024 09:09 AM (qfLjt)

119 I'd rather see Maybelline in a Coupe DeVille than Karen in a pink Mary Kay car.

Posted by: But that's just me at February 24, 2024 09:09 AM (NBVIP)

120 And I love my Breville tea maker! Crazy expensive but works perfectly. I love the idea of tea ceremonies but I just don't have the time for it.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2024 08:46 AM (USTAS)


I got one of those for the delightful and afflicted with tea-ophilia Mrs naturalfake.

She loves it. It makes great tea and we drink it more often cuz it's just so easy.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2024 09:09 AM (nFnyb)

121 Thanks screaming!

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 09:10 AM (SfhV1)

122 Thanks to everyone for the tea store suggestions!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2024 09:10 AM (nFnyb)

123 That will be a fun trip Robbie. Be sure to make a pinhole projector to view the progress. Don't skimp on the glasses either.
Posted by: fd

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Thanks. We've got our glasses and have used a cereal box before to watch the progression up to totality. The neatest part is when it occurs all the little pinholes between leaves in the trees become viewers and you can see the eclipse on the ground. You've got to think to look around, though, because it's so mesmerizing.

Well, there's lots of neat parts so I shouldn't say "the neatest." The sudden silence is off-putting, as is when the bats come out because clearly it's night time.

We were fortunate to be able to see the one in SC a few years ago. I get why rich people will chase them from airport to airport or around the world now. It's like nothing else.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 09:11 AM (Wg1x4)

124 I have to get my license renewed at the Department of Engine Vehicles.

See also: General Engines Corporation

Ford Engine Company

Harley-Davidson Engines

Posted by: Common Tater at February 24, 2024 09:11 AM (HYyZn)

125 You guys. We can't even talk about car stuff without it turning into some innuendo filled sexual or scatological discussion.

So, do you want to hear about the problems with my rear end?

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:11 AM (vFG9F)

126 *Even Newsweek is admitting it.*

They still owe me an Ice Age.

Posted by: From 1975 at February 24, 2024 09:12 AM (NBVIP)

127 Talking about the cost of cars and trucks...

I keep getting emails with offers from local dealers to buy my 2016 Chevy Colorado pickup. The offers are just a few thousand below the price I paid for it.

But still tens of thousands less than what a new one would cost.

Unreal.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 09:12 AM (Q4IgG)

128 Bavarian Engine Works.

Posted by: Sig Heil! at February 24, 2024 09:13 AM (NBVIP)

129 You guys. We can't even talk about car stuff without it turning into some innuendo filled sexual or scatological discussion.

So, do you want to hear about the problems with my rear end?
Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:11 AM (vFG9F)


Did someone stuff a potato in your tailpipe again?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2024 09:14 AM (nFnyb)

130 We've been car shopping this week. Spendy indeed.
Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 09:04 AM (SfhV1)

I wanted a Jeep Gladiator or a Ford Bronco, Raptor version.
After I recovered from the sticker shock I had to settle on a mid grade Subaru Forrester.
I no longer wonder why they never advertise prices on TV any more.

Posted by: Reforger at February 24, 2024 09:14 AM (gb5tG)

131 You know you've made it when the insurance value of your vehicle is the same as what you paid for it 20+ years ago.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 09:14 AM (Wg1x4)

132 my emoji library does not include a yeti

need an AI emoji generator
on 2nd thought maybe not

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:14 AM (geLO8)

133 I had a friend, old Brit, retired merchant seaman. He had a lot of rental properties, and when the Iraqis came to Erie PA he rented to some. I was working on one's apartment, good guy, really trying to assimilate. He and his wife offered me some tea and it was the best I ever had. Mentioned it to my friend and he said "now Bill, they may be useless in a lot of ways but most WOGS can brew a good cup of tea".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 24, 2024 09:14 AM (0EOe9)

134 Enginecycle

Get on my bad enginescootet and ride!

Posted by: A dude in MI at February 24, 2024 09:14 AM (/6GbT)

135 Good morning. Cocoa is good if you put the cocoa in a mug and then pour hot coffee over it. Mocha!

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 24, 2024 09:15 AM (t/2Uw)

136 Thanks for the Thread, MisHum !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 09:15 AM (T4tVD)

137 If you go to Strand for Orange Pekoe, it's called China Black. That's the basic one. I think there are some under the Ceylon teas too. Not sure how big an order it takes, but he includes three of those Danish Butter cookies with the order. Was my husband's favorite part.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2024 09:16 AM (USTAS)

138 >You guys. We can't even talk about car stuff without it turning into some innuendo filled sexual or scatological discussion.
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well someone always has to mention the ball peen hammer, or anything ball-related, and it goes off from there

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:16 AM (geLO8)

139 Imma need extra covfefe today. Up til 2 am last night. Mom and I had a blast at the Dwight Yoakam show. Getting there and navigating the crowd was a little tough for her, but at every turn someone offered to help her. People here are so kind. Her gray hair got us a seat upgrade as well. We were both dancing the whole time. Great show.

If the 'ettes are wondering... yeah, he still looks good in those jeans. Mmm...

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 09:16 AM (1eY81)

140 Lord, we thank you for tender mercies as we pass through this vale of tears. We thank you for holding our hand through the rough spots and for letting us run through the smooth spots. We pray that we submit to your will in everything for we know that ‘all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord’. Let us remember the Lord loves us.
In Christ’s name,
Amen

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2024 09:16 AM (15fJM)

141 Talking about the cost of cars and trucks...

I keep getting emails with offers from local dealers to buy my 2016 Chevy Colorado pickup. The offers are just a few thousand below the price I paid for it.

But still tens of thousands less than what a new one would cost.

Unreal.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 09:12 AM (Q4IgG)

Supply / Demand and dollar debasement combine for a missile dropkick off the top rope!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 24, 2024 09:17 AM (4I/2K)

142
A British conservative, author of 'The War on the West' discusses his opinion on a host of contemporary hot topics:

https://t.ly/OE_kQ

( Twitter/X one hour 15 minutes - but look, it's the weekend right? )

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 09:17 AM (nIvob)

143 You know you've made it when the insurance value of your vehicle is the same as what you paid for it 20+ years ago.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 09:14 AM (Wg1x4)


State Farm gave us a generous settlement after we totaled our Santa Fe. Not that much less than what we paid for it 5 years ago.

Posted by: grammie winger - cheesehead at February 24, 2024 09:17 AM (SfhV1)

144 >If you go to Strand for Orange Pekoe, it's called China Black.


I have heard this
orange is the new black
or was

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:17 AM (geLO8)

145 I think "motor" was the preferred word for a car engine for years in NASCAR until those pansies from Toyota showed up.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:18 AM (vFG9F)

146 Ceylon, Ceylon, sailor.

Posted by: The Beach Boys at February 24, 2024 09:18 AM (NBVIP)

147 That Newsweek story doesn't make sense to me.
It sounds like the story about the restaurant that no one goes to anymore because it's too crowded.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 24, 2024 09:19 AM (dr4Q1)

148 Mocha won’t work with diluted coffee, the way I see it.

Try this - make a strong cocoa the way you like it. Half and half is best, or whole milk. Strong, sweet.

Then a heaping teaspoon + of freeze dried coffee. Even the cheap stufff is fantastic. The result is a smoky, toffee flavor.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 24, 2024 09:20 AM (HYyZn)

149 Good morning Horde - thanks Mis Hum and Annie!

Prayers for all those listed and unlisted intentions.

Been wearing out this song lately- perhaps it will bring similar light and joy to some of you:

http://tinyurl.com/4w39kz2u

Posted by: Matthew Kant Cipher at February 24, 2024 09:20 AM (kOluj)

150 She was a fast machine, she kept her engine bay clean
She was the best damn woman that I ever seen
She had the sightless eyes, telling me no lies
Knocking me out with those American thighs

Posted by: You Shook Me All Night Long at February 24, 2024 09:20 AM (4I/2K)

151 Morning Horde, prayers for Horde members and their loved ones in need. Praying for the family of the student murdered by the illegal. Unfortunately I don't think that prayers will stop this onslaught

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 24, 2024 09:20 AM (840+x)

152 You can observe a lot there just by watching.

Posted by: Yogi at February 24, 2024 09:20 AM (NBVIP)

153 That Newsweek story doesn't make sense to me.

--

This was the only part they needed to print:

"Americans needed an annual income of at least $100,000 to afford a car, at least if they're following standard budgeting advice, which says you shouldn't spend more than 10 percent of your monthly income on car-related expenses.

That means that more than 60 percent of American households currently cannot afford to buy a new car, based on Census data. For individuals, the numbers are even worse, with 82 percent of people below the $100,000 line."

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 09:21 AM (Wg1x4)

154 148 We would mix C Ration cocoa (pretty good) with C Ration instant coffee (pretty bad). Came out OK as long as you got the water real hot (two heat tabs).

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 24, 2024 09:22 AM (0EOe9)

155 Wish me luck 🙏

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 09:22 AM (fwDg9)

156 Of course no one follows budgets any longer, which is part of the reason car manufacturers no longer produce vehicles people can afford.

They, like everyone else, make their money *lending* money, not selling stuff. So they want 96 month terms.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 09:22 AM (Wg1x4)

157 You're not just imagining it. 60% of households and 80%+ of individuals can no longer afford to buy a car.

I was browsing Carmax the other day because we're going to need something sooner or later. Minivans and light trucks are up at least 25% from a year ago.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 24, 2024 09:22 AM (sNc8Y)

158 Totally unbiased former Pelosi spokesperson and CNN contributor says she speaks on behalf of all blacks the thing that trump said is totally offensive and racist.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 24, 2024 09:23 AM (6nbos)

159 "On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken."

Isaiah 25:7-8

Posted by: Marcus T at February 24, 2024 09:23 AM (9NZQU)

160 Repost from The Week in Woke thread yesterday:

102 This is the best Gemini image ever produced, no contest. Gotta see it!
http://tinyurl.com/59xp7vj6
Posted by: Tom Servo
lol
Yep, whoever came up with that is on all the lists.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at February 23, 2024 07:16 PM (dFE41)

Posted by: Tom Servo

Is it possible for AI Gemini, or any AI, to learn
Mendelian Genetics/Inheritance

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 24, 2024 09:23 AM (cOq4q)

161 Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 24, 2024 08:46 AM (USTAS)

I have *4* different ways of making loose/herb tea. A Japanese cast iron teapot (tetsuban) that was a gift 20 years ago. A large glass cylinder with a metal infuser that I got at TeaVana. A French press and a new one that is like an electric kettle with a tea infusor in the lid.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 24, 2024 09:24 AM (nC+QA)

162 151 Morning Horde, prayers for Horde members and their loved ones in need. Praying for the family of the student murdered by the illegal. Unfortunately I don't think that prayers will stop this onslaught
Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 24, 2024 09:20 AM (840+x)

Thoughts and prayers are needed. This is true. But consider that perhaps God's answer to prayers is for good people to step up and take action. See David/Goliath for an extreme example.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 24, 2024 09:24 AM (UcAQV)

163 I've driven many $500 cars for many miles. Using that calculus, I could have gotten by on $5k a year.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:24 AM (vFG9F)

164 If the 'ettes are wondering... yeah, he still looks good in those jeans. Mmm...
Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 09:16 AM (1eY81)

I bet this comment was sent by the NSA to Mayor Buttplug

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2024 09:25 AM (QXQ4l)

165 Here’s a weird one.

Remember the two US navy Seals that were swept overboard or whatever during some operation?

I won’t even begin to try and reverse engineer the “reporting”, something something about 3 Iranians being charged with lying to federal investigators or the FBI or some goddamned stupid shit.

This nation needs an Enema

Posted by: Common Tater at February 24, 2024 09:25 AM (HYyZn)

166 Wish me luck 🙏
Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 09:22 AM (fwDg9)

Okayyyyyyyy.......?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 09:26 AM (T4tVD)

167 For anyone who stores items in mason jars, Ball makes plastic twist-on lids that you might prefer over the 2-piece metal type ... Available in both the standard and wide-mouth sizes ... I've seen them at Target, Walmart, and Kohl's.

Posted by: Kathy at February 24, 2024 09:26 AM (yG7uN)

168 Mom and I had a blast at the Dwight Yoakam show.

That is so good to hear. I should put him on my watch list to see if he ever comes w/in driving distance.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 24, 2024 09:26 AM (sNc8Y)

169 The mocha coffee trick is to just use the cocoa mix and coffee as the liquid. I know you all hate Starbucks but they make excellent cocoa mix.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 24, 2024 09:26 AM (t/2Uw)

170 Power bank explodes on plane - sending flames and smoke through cabin and sparking mid-air passenger panic on AirAsia flight in Thailand

https://mol.im/a/13120677

Good thing I don't keep my money there ..... wait, ...

Posted by: Ciampino - How do you hook a frozen fish? Same as the shop! at February 24, 2024 09:26 AM (qfLjt)

171 There are those whose faith is deep and that sure. Some have hopeful but wavering faith. Some have a kind of intellectual belief, which faith less springs from the heart than hangs upon mind. Like Pascal's wager. For the last, it is an exercise to pray and believe without seeing.

I've always found much inspiration in the plea that distressed father said to Jesus: "Lord, I believe -- help me in my unbelief."

Posted by: mindful webworker - caffeinated at February 24, 2024 09:27 AM (Cc6lU)

172 163 I've had a couple cars bought cheap because of little money or non existent credit. My plan was put together about $2K, spend half on the car and right away use the other grand to give it a once over. Last one like that gave me five or six years service before the rust monster took it away.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 24, 2024 09:28 AM (0EOe9)

173 123 That will be a fun trip Robbie. Be sure to make a pinhole projector to view the progress. Don't skimp on the glasses either.


what are good glasses to get, f'd?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 24, 2024 09:29 AM (AcWfM)

174 It would seem that if car makers want to sell cars they wouldn't stop making the cars that the majority of people can afford.
I know there is more profit for them in more expensive cars. But I would think they would make up for that in volume.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 24, 2024 09:29 AM (dr4Q1)

175 Cocoa is more of a winter afternoon or evening drink for me. And one needs to drop a peppermint into it and let it melt.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 24, 2024 09:29 AM (SC8eW)

176 163 I've had a couple cars bought cheap because of little money or non existent credit. My plan was put together about $2K, spend half on the car and right away use the other grand to give it a once over. Last one like that gave me five or six years service before the rust monster took it away.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 24, 2024 09:28 AM (0EOe9)

I've got just the car for you. Come on by, or call me at
BR-549

Posted by: Junior Samples Auto Sales at February 24, 2024 09:30 AM (4I/2K)

177 Muldoon, regarding your daughter's migraines, my wife had the same problem a few years back. The started intermittenly and eventually she had to quit working.

All the usual cures failed, but we finally found a pain management specialist who also used traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture. She approached the headaches with alternating treatments, and basically wore them down by attrition. She also did the botox injections (I'm sure you heard of them). They finally went away and rarely come back.

And of course we resorted to frequent prayer, including the Anointing of the Sick.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 09:30 AM (llXky)

178 For anyone who stores items in mason jars, Ball makes plastic twist-on lids that you might prefer over the 2-piece metal type ... Available in both the standard and wide-mouth sizes ... I've seen them at Target, Walmart, and Kohl's.
Posted by: Kathy

Not sure if those make a proper canning seal, but they should be able to.

I use them for my drinking jars. Most useful for yardwork. Lid keeps dirt and bugs, etc. from contaminating the part where you put your lips and clear glass lets you see if something nasty gets in.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 24, 2024 09:30 AM (cOq4q)

179 156 Of course no one follows budgets any longer, which is part of the reason car manufacturers no longer produce vehicles people can afford.

They, like everyone else, make their money *lending* money, not selling stuff. So they want 96 month terms.
Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at


Oh they budget on what they can afford monthly and not what the actual cost at the end of the loan.

I feel very fortunate we bought our last truck as the pandemic wasn't full blown yet

Same year truck (2017) now with more miles than ours is the same price

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2024 09:30 AM (QXQ4l)

180 Good morning y'all!

Posted by: tbodie, Lurker. Unless you are reading this at February 24, 2024 09:31 AM (1RHfV)

181 A combination of climate change and worry about a second Trump term caused a 4.0 earthquake in Fl.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 24, 2024 09:31 AM (6nbos)

182 Something that doesn't get talked about is how electric cars have raised insurance costs. I'm sure this is contributing to the ridiculous cost of car insurance. And gas has almost doubled in the last 3 years.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 24, 2024 09:32 AM (t/2Uw)

183 Last one like that gave me five or six years service before the rust monster took it away.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 24, 2024 09:28 AM (0EOe9)

I keep three $500 cars, two jeeps and a Tacoma. Sometimes I'll even have two running at the same time.

Posted by: Reforger at February 24, 2024 09:32 AM (gb5tG)

184 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2024 09:32 AM (u82oZ)

185 69 ... "And I love my Breville tea maker! Crazy expensive but works perfectly."

Holy cow! Just priced the Breville on Amazon. My ancient stove top whistling tea kettle is looking better and better. I would rather put the money into better quality tea. But I'm glad you enjoy it.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 09:33 AM (zudum)

186 Today Rocket launch:

SpaceX - Falcon 9 - Starlink Group 6-39
SLC-40 - Cape Canaveral SFS
February 24, at 4:59 p.m. ET

http://tinyurl.com/4ap3abwd

Posted by: Ciampino - No fishing in Space at February 24, 2024 09:33 AM (qfLjt)

187 >It would seem that if car makers want to sell cars they wouldn't stop making the cars that the majority of people can afford.

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I think the manufacturers- their hands tied by govt mandates- build products that they want us to want


Just build the thing we want!


Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:33 AM (geLO8)

188 I've always found much inspiration in the plea that distressed father said to Jesus: "Lord, I believe -- help me in my unbelief."

Posted by: mindful webworker - caffeinated at February 24, 2024 09:27 AM (Cc6lU)
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I think many people find Christ but then experience doubt and a loss of confidence. This is normal, there's even a term for it: desolation. Just about every believer goes through it, and the key to remain faithful, keep praying because it will pass. When it does, your faith will be stronger.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 09:33 AM (llXky)

189 I've had both good and bad luck with cheap cars. One, a low mileage Chrysler K Car, was a near perfect example of the "little old lady who only drove it to church on Sundays." It started falling apart as soon as I started driving it daily. Another a Mitsubishi, went almost 200K without major repairs before it succumbed to Teenaged Driver Syndrome.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 24, 2024 09:34 AM (sNc8Y)

190 I think St. Augustine is the Horde's patron saint. "Lord make me chaste, but not just yet" seems sum up most of us, including Ace.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 09:34 AM (llXky)

191 Cars would be much more affordable if they were not stuffed with additional failure points like rain sensors, automatic braking, or lane "correction". I go out of my way looking for vehicles without them. Not only are they failure points, they can be downright dangerous.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 24, 2024 09:35 AM (SC8eW)

192 Just wanted to throw a name/nic prayer for barbarausa who mentioned in one of the threads yesterday some of the hardships she and her family went through due to covidicy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2024 09:37 AM (di6C2)

193 Top part of tee truck is down, going to take off my 3rd scaffold off, easy parts now

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 09:38 AM (fwDg9)

194 181 A combination of climate change and worry about a second Trump term caused a 4.0 earthquake in Fl.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 24, 2024 09:31 AM (6nbos)

Tectonic plates could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2024 09:38 AM (di6C2)

195 "I'm not a morning tea drinker, more of a nighttime, dessert tea drinker.

I used to go to TeaVana to get loose teas, that was before Starf**ks bought them out and killed them.

It used to be quite the ritual going to the tea shop and requesting teas to sample and the tea lady would get the giant canisters, open them and used the lid to waft the aroma at you.

DAMN YOU TO HELL STARBUCKS!!!! DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!!"


Try these two mail order tea merchants: Simpson and Vail and The Art of Tea. I've ordered from both with great success. Simpson and Vail has a particularly descriptive catalog I believe you can request.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2024 09:38 AM (oaGWv)

196 >Cars would be much more affordable if they were not stuffed with additional failure points


they keep adding stuff no one is asking for
they're like Microsoft that way

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:38 AM (geLO8)

197 SpaceX - Falcon 9 - Starlink Group 6-39
SLC-40 - Cape Canaveral SFS
February 24, at 4:59 p.m. ET

http://tinyurl.com/4ap3abwd
Posted by: Ciampino

Rumor is Space-X is going to try and get SLC-37 at Cape for the Starship. Delta heavy program that has used it is pretty much done.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 24, 2024 09:38 AM (cOq4q)

198 Morning Horde, prayers for Horde members and their loved ones in need. Praying for the family of the student murdered by the illegal. Unfortunately I don't think that prayers will stop this onslaught

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 24, 2024 09:20 AM (840+x)
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They are a necessary condition to be combined with action. Prayer is one of the four weapons of the spiritual combat. The other three are absolute confidence in God, absolute distrust of the self, and reorienting your faculties to righteous things and away from sinful ones.

Right now, that last element is hard, because the Enemy is shoving depravity of the worst sort in our faces without stop. Even our holy places are being desecrated. We must not fail in our faith, for God ultimately has the last word.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 09:39 AM (llXky)

199 175 Cocoa is more of a winter afternoon or evening drink for me. And one needs to drop a peppermint into it and let it melt.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 24, 2024 09:29 AM (SC8eW)
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I know it's to each his own but yuck to the peppermint. I don't do mint or peppermint. I will chew spearmint gum however. I do love the smell of mint leaves. Crazy isn't it?

Posted by: Ciampino - No fishing in Space? at February 24, 2024 09:40 AM (qfLjt)

200 191 Cars would be much more affordable if they were not stuffed with additional failure points like rain sensors, automatic braking, or lane "correction". I go out of my way looking for vehicles without them. Not only are they failure points, they can be downright dangerous.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 24, 2024 09:35 AM (SC8eW)

This new Boobaru is doing a job I would never do. Telling my wife how bad of a driver she really is.
I always just get in, hold on and shut up.
Bing bing bing bing.
Now I get in, hold on and try not to get heard giggling.

Posted by: Reforger at February 24, 2024 09:40 AM (gb5tG)

201 189 A lot of people in my Ohio home town, myself included, had "mill cars". These were exclusively for driving to work where various fumes, totally safe to breath, would strip the paint and rot the steel in a matter of months. Ohio had no inspection and you saw some real beauties chugging down the road.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 24, 2024 09:41 AM (0EOe9)

202 Prayers ascending for those on the list, and those in need off the list.

Time for chores. And a book sale at the library. I do not need more books, but it is an addiction.

Everyone have a wonderful day. May your life be full of glamor, fun, and health.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2024 09:41 AM (u82oZ)

203 I survived the WTC and a lot of other things I probably shouldn't have. When I reflected on some of those moments, I was originally disappointed I didn't pray to the Lord. Then I realized it was because he was leading me and carrying me through them. I wept when I was enlightened by those realizations. The Lord comes to you in his own way. He's always there for you, no matter what is happening, or what your struggles are. Remember that this life is one small step in an eternal journey.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 24, 2024 09:41 AM (9NZQU)

204
Some have a kind of intellectual belief, which faith less springs from the heart than hangs upon mind. Like Pascal's wager. For the last, it is an exercise to pray and believe without seeing.

I've always found much inspiration in the plea that distressed father said to Jesus: "Lord, I believe -- help me in my unbelief."

Posted by: mindful webworker - caffeinated at February 24, 2024 09:27 AM (Cc6lU)

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Thank you for posting this! I had an eerily similar conversation with someone yesterday, but this is a far more eloquent version of how I attempted to describe my own Faith (while wondering if I can ever achieve the deep/sure faith that I see in others). The Lord truly works in mysterious ways...

Posted by: Matthew Kant Cipher at February 24, 2024 09:42 AM (kOluj)

205 "what are good glasses to get, f'd?
Posted by: BlackOrchid"

I couldn't make a recommendation other than do some research and don't buy the cheapest pair on Ebey. It's been a few years since we saw the eclipse and I don't remember where we got our glasses, but I didn't get them from some guy standing by the road.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:43 AM (vFG9F)

206 All those sensors dull people's situational awareness. If you can't be bothered to look in your mirror and depend on the sensor to tell you the lane is clear, I don't want to be on the same road with you.

Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:45 AM (vFG9F)

207 That is so good to hear. I should put him on my watch list to see if he ever comes w/in driving distance.
Posted by: Oddbob
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Tickets were reasonable (until they add all the fees) but for me, totally worth it. Mom still wanted more after the encore, but I thought the set list was just right (and I'm the one who had to drive an hour home late at night at 29+++)

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 09:46 AM (1eY81)

208 > Ohio had no inspection and you saw some real beauties chugging down the road.
_____________

I was at the DMV the other day. In the parking lot was a beat to crap Chevy Cruz. No front clip (bumper, lights, grill, etc.) busted driver's side mirror, broken passenger side front window, damaged right side fenders and doors and broken tail lights. 4 different wheels and tires. A handmade, cardboard license plate.

It had a current registration decal on the cardboard.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 09:46 AM (Q4IgG)

209 my '04 F150 has a simple, audible lane correction system

if I hear a horrible scraping or crashing sound, or the sound of rocks and gravel striking the underside of the vehicle, I know I have drifted too far left or right

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 09:47 AM (geLO8)

210 78 ... "I bought some old bail top canning jars to store tea."

notsothoreau,

Thanks for that suggestion. I have a lot of tea bags that aren't sealed. This would be a way to keep it from going stale. I'm starting to use the same jars to store my pipe tobacco so it doesn't dry out.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 09:47 AM (zudum)

211 Welding goggles with a certain rating are supposed to be OK for eclipse viewing. You could probably get a pair at a farm and ranch supply for under $20. Look up the rating.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at February 24, 2024 09:48 AM (0EOe9)

212 The last eclipse I had my two grandkids. I let them watch it through my 14 shade welding helmets.
Now the three year old wants to use them to "see the hole in the sun".
We were doing solar system stuff for quite a while after that.
I think he understands now.

Posted by: Reforger at February 24, 2024 09:49 AM (gb5tG)

213 195 "I'm not a morning tea drinker, more of a nighttime, dessert tea drinker.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2024 09:38 AM (oaGWv)
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I read that as "....more of a nighmare, desert ... tea drinker."
The mental picture was a nightmare.

Posted by: Ciampino - No fishing in the desert either at February 24, 2024 09:49 AM (qfLjt)

214 I wonder how many other nursing students need to be culturally enriched?

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 09:49 AM (ENQN6)

215 All those sensors dull people's situational awareness. If you can't be bothered to look in your mirror and depend on the sensor to tell you the lane is clear, I don't want to be on the same road with you.
Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:45 AM (vFG9F)

Concur. And folks still cannot drive safely with all those beep and boops and tweets telling them this or that.

Slow down, keep ya distance and scan the highway as far as you can see front, sides and rear and surprise! you'll arrive in one piece. Idiots.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2024 09:50 AM (R/m4+)

216 This doesn't need to go on the prayer list, but Jesse's family, friends, and I have another difficult anniversary in a few days. Wednesday will be 2 years since he died. I'll be glad to get through February.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 09:51 AM (1eY81)

217 Thanks Marcus !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 09:51 AM (T4tVD)

218 Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 09:47 AM (zudum)

Besides keeping tea from going stale it also makes sure that if any are infested with "pharmacy beetles" it doesn't spread. We had the bad luck to find out those wastes of space *love* TeaVana and Celestial Seasons teas.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 24, 2024 09:54 AM (nC+QA)

219 Biden campaign co-chair and Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker on the flood of illegal immigrants to his "sanctuary state": "We didn't ask for this manufactured crisis"

August 19, 2021 / 3:16 PM CDT / CBS Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) -- Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday signed two bills helping provide legal representation for immigrants in Cook County, and also launching a public information campaign statewide to ensure immigrants and refugees know their rights.

"The legislation I'm signing today builds on our nation-leading efforts to make Illinois a welcoming state for immigrants and refugees," Gov. Pritzker said in a news release.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 09:55 AM (ENQN6)

220 Welding goggles with a certain rating are supposed to be OK for eclipse viewing.

Not sure I would trust gas welding goggles*. A conventional (i.e. not auto-darkening) arc welding mask should be fine.

* so used to seeing "google" that it didn't look right at first

Posted by: Oddbob at February 24, 2024 09:59 AM (sNc8Y)

221 Best of luck and Prayers up Skip !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 09:59 AM (T4tVD)

222 Running with sharp objects is frowned upon. Especially if you are running on ice.

I'm sure you'll let some things skate.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 24, 2024 10:00 AM (ynpvh)

223 All those sensors dull people's situational awareness. If you can't be bothered to look in your mirror and depend on the sensor to tell you the lane is clear, I don't want to be on the same road with you.
Posted by: fd


I recall years ago when states began mandating seatbelts at the behest of the feds, that Sam Peltzman did a study and found that the number of accidents aactually increased, due to the additional perceived safety should an accident occur. The same is true for these other supposed safety features.

In a similar vein, the running joke the other day when cell service was interrupted was that it was fortunate that the outage occurred early in the day, otherwise millenials would not be able to navigate back to their houses without Wayz.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 24, 2024 10:01 AM (hYxp1)

224 We are not far from the "band of totality" for the April solar eclipse. If it's clear we may take a mini road trip to see it. We also weren't far from the August 2017 eclipse either. Using those cardboard glasses held over a digital camera I was able to get a couple photos of that one. Not real good photos, but you can tell what it is.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 10:03 AM (Q4IgG)

225 Off to Urgent Care this morn.
Last night, was moving stuff in the Garage and a 10lb round weight (for weightlifting) slid off a box, bounced off my left knee and dropped on my foot across the base of all my toes. I felt a bit like Wyle E. Coyote without the cocktail umbrella.

Knee fine (not even bruised). I was wearing shoes, and didn't really hurt for a few hours, but big toe is hurting a little now, is tender in a few places, and I want to make sure no cracked bones in it. Doesn't FEEL broken...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 24, 2024 10:05 AM (ynpvh)

226 Knee fine (not even bruised). I was wearing shoes, and didn't really hurt for a few hours, but big toe is hurting a little now, is tender in a few places, and I want to make sure no cracked bones in it. Doesn't FEEL broken...


ah! good luck Jim

feet are annoying with tons of teeny tiny little breakable bones in them...

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 24, 2024 10:06 AM (AcWfM)

227 And lightly bruised across the base of all the toes. Strike! No need to try for the 7-10 split (or 1-5, for toes).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 24, 2024 10:07 AM (ynpvh)

228
ALL:

Thank you to everyone who held me in their thoughts and prayers last week. It worked.

God bless you all.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2024 10:07 AM (x0n13)

229
POLLING CONCERNS: Voters at Satchel Ford Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina are telling me they’re concerned about their vote after poll workers told them the internet is down and they weren’t able to scan their ballots

Nothing to see here, move along. Do not question why the Internet is needed for voting, that's a conspiracy theory.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 10:09 AM (nIvob)

230 About to be willowed, I'm sure, but here's a PDT nomination ad versus Nikki:

http://tinyurl.com/2nnjhet2
30 seconds of fun and fine fiddle music.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 24, 2024 10:09 AM (2yu8s)

231 Thank you to everyone who held me in their thoughts and prayers last week. It worked.

God bless you all.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton
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really glad to hear that JJ. Your morning reports are terrible for my BP, but I appreciate you and your work here.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 10:09 AM (1eY81)

232 >Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 24, 2024 10:07 AM (x0n13)


"I can't spare this man- he writes!"

Posted by: Don Black at February 24, 2024 10:10 AM (geLO8)

233 Weathel Barroon

Not fol sprying

Posted by: Ancient Chinese Secret at February 24, 2024 10:10 AM (ENQN6)

234 All over but the clean up

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 10:11 AM (fwDg9)

235 Knee fine (not even bruised). I was wearing shoes, and didn't really hurt for a few hours, but big toe is hurting a little now, is tender in a few places, and I want to make sure no cracked bones in it. Doesn't FEEL broken...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 24, 2024 10:05 AM (ynpvh)
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One thing to watch for is a sprain. These take time to heal and you have to work the joint or it will painfully lock up on you and well. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 10:11 AM (llXky)

236 The fractured bits of my heart go out to everyone suffering hardship, and there are many of you.

*pours one out for GnuBreed*

Godspeed.

Posted by: It's an evil world we live in at February 24, 2024 10:12 AM (PMYn/)

237 JJ I couldn't thank you enough for all you do

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 10:12 AM (fwDg9)

238 Police suspend criminal investigation into SFSU students who tried to hold Riley Gaines ‘hostage.’

move along nothin to see here

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 10:12 AM (ENQN6)

239 Nothing to see here, move along. Do not question why the Internet is needed for voting, that's a conspiracy theory.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 10:09 AM (nIvob)
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Right now I'm 50/50 on whether there will be an actual vote.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 10:13 AM (llXky)

240 Thanks for the Coffee Thread and Prayer Revival, Mis Hum and Annie!

Mis Hum, you old dog... had me going there for a minute. Please stay - Saturday morning would not be the same without you!

Prayers up for all who need them, Horde and non-Horde alike. May God keep us all in His loving hands.

May God continue to bless the U.S.A. and Israel. His mercy and grace keep us going as a force for good in the world. Let us not forget.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 24, 2024 10:15 AM (KglbO)

241 God bless you all.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

And we didn't even sneeze !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 10:16 AM (T4tVD)

242 New York Post @nypost 8h
California Gov. Gavin Newsom praises Nikki Haley for helping Democrats make the case against Trump: ‘One of our better surrogates’
trib.al/KlKvr1o

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 24, 2024 10:16 AM (2yu8s)

243 BlackOrchid, if you're still around you can search for "NASA approved" or "ISO certified" glasses and get a bunch of results.

Who knows if they've actually passed certification, but that's part of living in a low-trust society.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 24, 2024 10:16 AM (Wg1x4)

244 You are MOST welcome JJ !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 10:16 AM (T4tVD)

245 Glad you are back amongst us JJ.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 10:18 AM (ENQN6)

246 Got everything on one side disassembled that needs to come off but I cannot get the tie rod end or the lower ball joint to let go of the steering knuckle.

It just falls apart in the YT videos.

I guess I need a pickle fork.
Posted by: reason at February 24, 2024 08:31 AM (Uhisz)

Hie thee to an O'Reilly's or Autozone store. Most of them offer "free" rentals on specialty tools made for this job. You want a tie rod separator and a ball joint separator. Having said that, there is an old trick you can do. Understand that in both cases you are dealing with a tapered stud locked into a tapered hole in the forging that is the steering knuckle. Screw the nut back on loosely, so it is flush with the end of the stud, to protect the thread. Place a backup block, like the head of a sledge hammer, on one side of the eye, and held tight against it. Swat the eye HARD on the opposite side. The force of the hammer blows must act 90 degrees to the axis of the stud. You know how you shoot a watermelon seed? Like that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 10:18 AM (tkR6S)

247 wrong size ballots
no signatures
illegals voting
internet is down
no ballot paper

nothin to see here move along

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 10:19 AM (ENQN6)

248 California Gov. Gavin Newsom praises Nikki Haley for helping Democrats make the case against Trump: ‘One of our better surrogates’

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 24, 2024 10:16 AM (2yu8s)
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I'm not following the "news," but has David French made the conservative case for adultery yet? Is he taking a victory lap that he made his wife wear a chastity belt because conservative religious women are such dick-craving whores?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 10:19 AM (llXky)

249 Police suspend criminal investigation into SFSU students who tried to hold Riley Gaines ‘hostage.’

move along nothin to see here

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 10:12 AM (ENQN6)

But they're the GOOD GUYS!!!!!

Posted by: Given the word they'd put us on cattle cars at February 24, 2024 10:19 AM (PMYn/)

250 "Voting." That's cute.

Posted by: Dominion Systems at February 24, 2024 10:19 AM (NBVIP)

251 There is no news. There is only narrative.

Posted by: Pravda at February 24, 2024 10:21 AM (NBVIP)

252 But they're the GOOD GUYS!!!!!

Posted by: Given the word they'd put us on cattle cars at February 24, 2024 10:19 AM (PMYn/)
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I don't think the campus police are calling the shots. They work for the administration and even if they were the most zealous justice-thirsty guys in the world, being told to drop the case is a hard thing to get around. I'm sure they've been told there won't be a prosecution, so what's the point?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 10:23 AM (llXky)

253 218 ..."Besides keeping tea from going stale it also makes sure that if any are infested with "pharmacy beetles" it doesn't spread. We had the bad luck to find out those wastes of space *love* TeaVana and Celestial Seasons teas."

I wasn't aware of pharmacy beetles. Another reason Mason jars and other sealed containers are so useful. We have a lot of 5 gallon food safe containers that are air tight and water proof. They were cheaper than replacing the food, rice and flour and similar, that got infested a few years ago. No problem since.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 10:23 AM (zudum)

254
Elon Musk reveals new robot 'Joe'

https://t.ly/Hrrmb

Twit/X short video

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 10:23 AM (nIvob)

255 Because it's easier and means the same thing to people who are not engineers.
Posted by: fd at February 24, 2024 09:03 AM (vFG9F)

And nobody rides enginecycles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 10:25 AM (tkR6S)

256 I wasn't aware of pharmacy beetles

Do they sing ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 10:27 AM (T4tVD)

257 What if the tea identifies as orange juice?

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:31 AM (bWsRe)

258 It can be break time, have coffee and a cinnamon bagel

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 10:31 AM (fwDg9)

259 I wasn't aware of pharmacy beetles.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 10:23 AM (zudum)

Was servicing the HVAC at a strip mall once, and there was a "health food" store. The owner wanted me to be quick, because if temp got above 80...his products would start hatching.

Posted by: BignJames at February 24, 2024 10:31 AM (AwYPR)

260 The REAL Politically Savvy @patriot_savvy 3h
This was by far the funniest part of President Trump’s speech last night! 💨

http://tinyurl.com/2k8jyv4y
33 seconds

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 24, 2024 10:32 AM (2yu8s)

261 It can be break time, have coffee and a cinnamon bagel

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 10:31 AM (fwDg9)

oatmeal craisin cookies

Posted by: BignJames at February 24, 2024 10:33 AM (AwYPR)

262 There are cheap cars out there. There are several new cars that can be had for $20k-ish. And if yiu buy slightly used, $20k buys a lot of options. Not every new car is $60k.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:33 AM (bWsRe)

263 Ovaltine?
Posted by: Ciampino - Gemini eh, so there are two of them? at February 24, 2024 08:29 AM

No Frau Blucher sock? I am dsappoint.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 24, 2024 10:33 AM (PfUgs)

264 I wasn't aware of pharmacy beetles

Do they sing ?
Posted by: JT


You are thinking of Barbershop Beetles.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (zAgAs)

265 Anyone have any insight into the New York Trucker boycott?

Posted by: Ribbed at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (u3NjE)

266 Pharmacy beetles are okay, but I prefer packing peanuts.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (llXky)

267 that's odd. checked my mail this morning to find that i have received a *second* "vote by mail official ballot". both addressed to me. look identical (from the outside; haven't opened them yet).

smells like shenanigans.

Posted by: anachronda at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (edU/H)

268 267 that's odd. checked my mail this morning to find that i have received a *second* "vote by mail official ballot". both addressed to me. look identical (from the outside; haven't opened them yet).

smells like shenanigans.
Posted by: anachronda at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (edU/H)

Unpossible. Mail in voting is 10000000% secure.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:35 AM (bWsRe)

269 smells like shenanigans.

Posted by: anachronda at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (edU/H)

For what election?

Posted by: BignJames at February 24, 2024 10:36 AM (AwYPR)

270
Anyone have any insight into the New York Trucker boycott?

Posted by: Ribbed at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM


A smattering of trucker voices saying, 'Ain't going there' but it will take some time for the distribution system to feel any pain.

If there is any pain, they'll claim that some medicine isn't being delivered and a hundred thousand will die. A lie of course, but that's what they do.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 10:37 AM (nIvob)

271 I am listening to Tucker's (post Putin, back to America) interview with Glen Beck. Pretty good. He addresses the post interview (and even pre interview) hysteria surrounding his trip.

Posted by: runner at February 24, 2024 10:39 AM (V13WU)

272 There are no new cars that cost $20k or near $20k. Not a single one.

There are a handful that are slightly below $30K before taxes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 10:40 AM (4m+Do)

273 Good morning folks,

I put GnuBreed and Captain Hate on the "Absent Friends" list on the left sidebar.

FYI: I do not put anyone on that list until I confirm it. We have had trolls in the past announce the passing of commenters who subsequently turned up quite lively.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2024 10:41 AM (gSZYf)

274 We don't need no stinking green cards.

Posted by: Pretty much everyone in the 3rd world at February 24, 2024 10:42 AM (gyhsN)

275 1. 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage ES: $17,790
2. 2023 Kia Rio LX: $17,875
3. 2023 Nissan Versa S: $18,745
4. 2023 Kia Forte LX: $20,815
5. 2023 Hyundai Venue SE: $20,985
6. 2023 Kia Soul LX: $21,215
7. 2024 Chevrolet Trax LS: $21,495
8. 2023 Nissan Sentra S: $21,725
9. 2023 Nissan Kicks S: $21,925
10. 2023 Hyundai Elantra SE: $22,065

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:43 AM (bWsRe)

276 MY DAUGHTER JUST BOUGHT A NEW CAR. $40K

Posted by: vic at February 24, 2024 10:43 AM (A5THL)

277 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 10:40 AM (4m+Do)

You can get a VW Jetta around here for less than $23K.

WHY you would is a different story.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 24, 2024 10:43 AM (gSZYf)

278 I am also at 50/50 that there will be a vote.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 24, 2024 10:44 AM (vO7zq)

279 Speaking of Mason jars and other sealable storage vessels, we just discovered that a local family run hardware store carries all of it. Both Ball and Anchor Hocking jars, the lids and those plastic lids mentioned above. And the prices are the same or better than Amazon's. They also carry stoneware crocks with weights for making kraut and the like.

I see a trip there in the near future. (Likely tomorrow.)

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 10:44 AM (zudum)

280 Thanks, CBD.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 24, 2024 10:45 AM (vO7zq)

281 Try to go buy those cars.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 10:45 AM (4m+Do)

282 I don't understand the need to fish for ice in winter. Anyway I use the clean stuff in the ice-box in my kitchen fridge.
Posted by: Ciampino - at least put manhole covers on the holes at February 24, 2024 08:23 AM (qfLjt)


I have been informed that you go through the ice by accident, it is important to keep calm, spread your weight to keep from breaking more ice, breath, and if you go under it is important to keep an eye out for where the Muskies and pikes congregate because you want to try to find that place later when you come back to fish. Oh, and save the beer.

http://tinyurl.com/38en92bm

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2024 10:45 AM (D7oie)

283 A base Civic is like $22k as well.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:46 AM (bWsRe)

284
I assume the balloon floating across the USA will be passing over South Carolina as the polls close tonight and Trump's lead will suddenly disappear.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 10:47 AM (nIvob)

285 And today a base car has pretty much everything you need. Power everything, backup camera, decent stereo, etc.

If you just want point A to B transportation there is absolutely no need to spend more than $25k all in, for a new car.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:48 AM (bWsRe)

286 A base Civic is like $22k as well.
Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:46 AM (bWsRe)

I'm old enough to remember when a base Civic was a hell of a lot cheaper than that.

Posted by: They want the plebs on foot or crushed by debt. Or both. at February 24, 2024 10:49 AM (PMYn/)

287 Headline/Link at Fox:


MURDER ON CAMPUS BREAKING
Suspect in nursing student murder is illegal immigrant from Venezuela



They should chare Biden with murder as well.

Posted by: vic at February 24, 2024 10:50 AM (A5THL)

288 America needs a Butlerian Jihad against voting machines.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 10:50 AM (tkR6S)

289
I'm old enough to remember when a base Civic was a hell of a lot cheaper than that.
Posted by: They want the plebs on foot or crushed by debt. Or both. at February 24, 2024 10:49 AM (PMYn/)

Yes and movie used to be a nickel. 😀

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:51 AM (bWsRe)

290 269 smells like shenanigans.

Posted by: anachronda at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (edU/H)

For what election?
Posted by: BignJames at February 24, 2024 10:36 AM (AwYPR)

Does it even matter anymore?

Posted by: They'll use the extra votes when they need them at February 24, 2024 10:51 AM (PMYn/)

291 Good news, everyone!


Axios
@axios
By using the term "open border," conservatives are falsely suggesting that anyone can get into the U.S. without much hassle.
But the southern border is more fortified than it's ever been.
Axios Explains: The myth of a U.S.-Mexico "open border"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 10:52 AM (FVME7)

292 Moo moo just stop. A base civic starts at $26, and you can't find one if you wanted it.

Again, it doesn't matter what you see online. Those cars don't exist. Go try to buy a car in real life and spend $26K.

You won't.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 10:52 AM (4m+Do)

293 MURDER ON CAMPUS BREAKING
Suspect in nursing student murder is illegal immigrant from Venezuela

Yep. Arrested then released in 2022. Because of overcrowding.

Posted by: They hate us at February 24, 2024 10:52 AM (wM304)

294 The door isn’t open. It’s just unlocked and nobody stops anyone from coming in.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:53 AM (bWsRe)

295 There's no need to spend more than $25K on a new car might be one of the most moo moo things ever posted.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 10:54 AM (4m+Do)

296 If the nullify the vote it will be after they can't cover their loss with fraud.
Actually hoping they go overboard with the fraud and try to put up 100 million vites

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 10:54 AM (fwDg9)

297 By using the term "open border," conservatives are falsely suggesting that anyone can get into the U.S. without much hassle.
But the southern border is more fortified than it's ever been.
Axios Explains: The myth of a U.S.-Mexico "open border"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 10:52 AM (FVME7)

My eyes must be lyin' to me ...again.

Posted by: BignJames at February 24, 2024 10:54 AM (AwYPR)

298 If you just want point A to B transportation there is absolutely no need to spend more than $25k all in, for a new car.
Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:48 AM (bWsRe)

You won't find many of those base models on the dealer lots, though. They exist in the catalogs, but as a real-world commodity, not so much.

Myself, I am not bothered by the price of new cars. I am perfectly content to drive 10, 20, or 30 year old cars. All of which are capable of reliable service.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 10:55 AM (tkR6S)

299 293 MURDER ON CAMPUS BREAKING
Suspect in nursing student murder is illegal immigrant from Venezuela

Yep. Arrested then released in 2022. Because of overcrowding.
Posted by: They hate us at February 24, 2024 10:52 AM (wM304)

Spark of divinity right there.

Posted by: An anarcho-tyranny whether you want it or not at February 24, 2024 10:55 AM (PMYn/)

300 I would like to add someone to the prayer list and I will send it along to "Annie's stew as well. I just got called by the niece of someone in my congregation. Her aunt named Joanne has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer stage 4. The aunt knows she has cancer, but hasn't been told the stage yet. It is very hard for the niece as well because Joanne has no husband or kids and the niece needs to figure out some things. Also prayers for Joanne's niece Karen as well. Thanks very much..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2024 10:56 AM (Ki//m)

301 Yep. Arrested then released in 2022. Because of overcrowding.
Posted by: They hate us at February 24, 2024 10:52 AM (wM304)

Spark of divinity right there.
Posted by: An anarcho-tyranny whether you want it or not at February 24, 2024 10:55 AM (PMYn/)

A few good lynchings would stop this shit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 10:56 AM (tkR6S)

302
Young women have to wake up to the reality that other countries have opened up their jails and mental institutions and these people are now in the country. Do not go jogging alone unless you are armed with bear spray, taser, or tear gas or some other personal protection.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 10:57 AM (nIvob)

303 >>> 238 Police suspend criminal investigation into SFSU students who tried to hold Riley Gaines 'hostage'.

move along nothin to see here

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 24, 2024 10:12 AM (ENQN6)

I wonder just how many of these "dropped" investigations involve the Eff.Bee.EYE.

AZ fish tank cleaner lady for one.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 24, 2024 10:57 AM (llON8)

304 Yep. Arrested then released in 2022. Because of overcrowding.
Posted by: They hate us at February 24, 2024 10:52 AM (wM304)


Start executing them then there will be no crowding.

Posted by: vic at February 24, 2024 10:57 AM (A5THL)

305 [pi]It would seem that if car makers want to sell cars they wouldn't stop making the cars that the majority of people can afford.
I know there is more profit for them in more expensive cars. But I would think they would make up for that in volume.
Posted by: Florida Peasant at February 24, 2024 09:29 AM (dr4Q1)

The FedGov's CAFE standards penalizes manufacturers if they make cars people want to buy.
so everyting is supossed to be a golf cart, an EV or a 350 sized pickup

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2024 10:58 AM (D7oie)

306 CBD, I've heard similar things from folks in Tennessee. Essentially VW subsidizing their vehicles, I assume as part of a government / tax agreement that the citizens already paid for.

Is she near a manufacturing facility or work for an associated company?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 10:58 AM (4m+Do)

307 Again, it doesn't matter what you see online. Those cars don't exist. Go try to buy a car in real life and spend $26K.

You won't.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
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Wasn't that long ago, a base Honda Fit was about $16,000. I had mine for 13 years and only once did it leave me on the side of the road, with a wheel coming off because it had been tightened too hard at the dealer (happened 500 yards from said dealer, and they towed & fixed at no charge). I wish I still had my Fit because they're not making them anymore.

You can put an alpaca in a Fit. Should you ever wish to. I never did, but I could stuff my bicycle in without removing the front wheel. I'm convinced the Fit has more cargo space than my Rene.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 10:58 AM (1eY81)

308 well, this is interesting (not surprising!), when the news of Tucker's trip leaked out (en ass aaaa again), Boris JOhnson accused Tucker of being a "tool of the Kremlin 1!11!". Tucker tried to schedule an interview with him. Normal thing to do , right? Johnson refused. Again and again. Finally , his people told Tucker that he wants...wait for it ...A MILLION DOLLARS. For the interview. In which he will condescend to explain why he attacked Carson. Don't feel bad Tucker ! Even the brits realized what kind of a'ho Johnson is and got rid of him.

Posted by: runner at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (V13WU)

309 >>> 239 Nothing to see here, move along. Do not question why the Internet is needed for voting, that's a conspiracy theory.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 10:09 AM (nIvob)
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Right now I'm 50/50 on whether there will be an actual vote.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 10:13 AM (llXky)

Zelensky has suspended Ukraine's; sounds like a trial balloon to me.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (llON8)

310 *Carlson , not Carson

Posted by: runner at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (V13WU)

311 These Overly Dramatic Ex-Trump Admin Members Claim They'll Flee the Country If He's Reelected

http://tinyurl.com/nhbbu6u2

Buh bye.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (FVME7)

312 Th info is out there. Do an Autotrader search for new cars and sort by price low to high. There are tons of options under $20k. Some are 2023 models with a higher msrp, but still available to buy for under $20k.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (bWsRe)

313 These Overly Dramatic Ex-Trump Admin Members Claim They'll Flee the Country If He's Reelected



Didn’t they all leave in 2004 after Bush won?

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 11:00 AM (bWsRe)

314 If anyone didn't think the criminal class of illegals was coming your in for a surprise

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 11:00 AM (fwDg9)

315 Th info is out there. Do an Autotrader search for new cars and sort by price low to high. There are tons of options under $20k. Some are 2023 models with a higher msrp, but still available to buy for under $20k.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (bWsRe)

New cars are crap. They are all loaded with spyware and nannyware, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 11:03 AM (tkR6S)

316 Thanks for that suggestion. I have a lot of tea bags that aren't sealed. This would be a way to keep it from going stale. I'm starting to use the same jars to store my pipe tobacco so it doesn't dry out.
Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2024 09:47 AM (zudum)


I save the old screw top jars for salsa, pickles and tomato sauce for dried fruits and dried herbs. I won't trust them for canning or anything that needs a vacuum, but they sit in the shelf and keep the weevils out.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2024 11:04 AM (D7oie)

317 Chinese Companies Are Establishing Their Own Private Armies

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Geez! And I thought Pizza Hut v. Domino's was bad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 11:05 AM (FVME7)

318 New cars are crap. They are all loaded with spyware and nannyware, now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 11:03 AM (tkR6S)

I’m a fan of older cars myself. Late 90s to mid 2000s is my sweet sport. No gimmicky tech but still modern, safe, etc.

Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 11:05 AM (bWsRe)

319 269 smells like shenanigans.

Posted by: anachronda at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (edU/H)

For what election?


california (home of shenanigans) primary.

Posted by: anachronda at February 24, 2024 11:05 AM (edU/H)

320 These Overly Dramatic Ex-Trump Admin Members Claim They'll Flee the Country If He's Reelected

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (FVME7)
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Our political class are still stuck in middle school, arguing about how can sit with them at the lunch table. This is the weakest of weak plays, it never works, no one cares, and of course these slobbering fools can't wait to get some good, clean Dem dick in their mouths. They would crawl over broken glass, sell their mother into slavery and swear alliance to the devil if they could be accepted by the liberal establishment.

If nothing else, Trump exposed these lying traitors and showed us why we kept losing.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 11:06 AM (llXky)

321 Saw a article up a week ago these K- Cup coffee are packaged often long ago and stored, was warning they are not the freshest coffee.
I do know a fresh ground just before you make a cup is the best.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 11:07 AM (fwDg9)

322 And can I just vent here-because it isn't anything anybody hasn't heard before. This woman isn't a drinker or smoker, eats organically, does Yoga, has basically not really been sick much in 86 years and looks younger than her age. Her parents lived to be into their late 90's. I cannot ask-because what good would it do (?) and I wouldn't say anything unless someone brought it up first, but she got the Covid Shot and a booster. Darn!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2024 11:08 AM (Ki//m)

323 Wishing I didn't bury the tractor in the back of the garage and have the snow blower in front. Sure would be easier to clean up

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 11:09 AM (fwDg9)

324 I am perfectly content to drive 10, 20, or 30 year old cars. All of which are capable of reliable service.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I think we all realize that you're sort of special case with respect to old cars.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 24, 2024 11:09 AM (sNc8Y)

325 Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 10:43 AM (bWsRe)

and do you own any of these cars, or are you just posting this because you are bound and determined to be right?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2024 11:10 AM (D7oie)

326 Skip!

Glad to hear you built your scaffolding, cut down the tree and disassembled the scaffolding without incident. That's quite the accomplishment. Have a cuppa and some blueberry pancakes. You've earned it!

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 24, 2024 11:10 AM (36mDg)

327 Chinese Companies Are Establishing Their Own Private Armies

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Geez! And I thought Pizza Hut v. Domino's was bad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 11:05 AM (FVME7)
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Old habits die hard. Someone should write a book...

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 11:10 AM (llXky)

328 Microsoft Brags About Paying White Employees Less Than Non-White Employees With Same Job Title

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Gosh! That's swell!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 11:10 AM (FVME7)

329 Sean Davis @seanmdav 15h
I asked Google’s AI who is responsible for more harm to the world: @libsoftiktok, a social media account that posts videos of liberals on TikTok, or Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator who imprisoned and murdered tens of millions of his own people.

Google said it is “a very complex issue” with “no easy answer” and that “it’s difficult to say definitely which one has caused more harm.”

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 24, 2024 11:11 AM (2yu8s)

330 My favorite car is my 2006 Hemi Charger, and I'm amazed it's inching up there in years. I ain't ever getting rid of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2024 11:12 AM (rPV4g)

331 These Overly Dramatic Ex-Trump Admin Members Claim They'll Flee the Country If He's Reelected

http://tinyurl.com/nhbbu6u2

Buh bye.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (FVME7)

Stop it, people. I can't vote for him any harder.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2024 11:13 AM (GtZ7X)

332 I think "motor" was the preferred word for a car engine for years in NASCAR until those pansies from Toyota showed up.

And yet Detroit folded immediately to the EV scam and the "pansies" didn't.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 24, 2024 11:13 AM (Dstek)

333 Way late but this is interesting
https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 11:13 AM (fwDg9)

334 These Overly Dramatic Ex-Trump Admin Members Claim They'll Flee the Country If He's Reelected

http://tinyurl.com/nhbbu6u2

Buh bye.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 24, 2024 10:59 AM (FVME7)


Good thing they are all rich enough to pay the "fees" for renouncing their citizenship.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2024 11:13 AM (D7oie)

335 I cannot ask-because what good would it do (?) and I wouldn't say anything unless someone brought it up first, but she got the Covid Shot and a booster. Darn!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2024 11:08 AM (Ki//m)
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The waters have been so muddied we will likely never know just how much risk was involved, and that's very much intentional.

My parents are religious about their vaxxing and boosting in part because they don't actually have religion.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 11:13 AM (llXky)

336 Mis Hum might be a good graphic for this thread

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 11:14 AM (fwDg9)

337 You can put an alpaca in a Fit.

What's that in adult Indian peacocks? When I lived in CO, I had a semi-retired co-worker who owned an alpaca ranch. He could put two or three in the back of his Subaru Forester.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 24, 2024 11:14 AM (sNc8Y)

338 > These Overly Dramatic Ex-Trump Admin Members Claim They'll Flee the Country If He's Reelected
____________

Maybe some of them have secrets they'd rather not be disclosed. Or they've been involved in criminal activities.

TBH... I think a lot of former and current politicos should hang for 2020. If for no other reason than a warning not to do that shit again.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 11:14 AM (Q4IgG)

339 I want my next vehicle to be a Dodge Llama.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 24, 2024 11:16 AM (2yu8s)

340 I’m a fan of older cars myself. Late 90s to mid 2000s is my sweet sport. No gimmicky tech but still modern, safe, etc.
Posted by: Montec at February 24, 2024 11:05 AM (bWsRe)

Yeah, by the mid '90's they had mostly gotten electronic engine controls to work right, and be reliable, so you get good driveability and fuel economy. Now they are getting into gimmicky shit like 10 speed transmissions. My '08 Suburban has a six speed, and that is 2 more than it really needs. But it has been trouble free, so far.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2024 11:16 AM (tkR6S)

341
My favorite car is my 2006 Hemi Charger, and I'm amazed it's inching up there in years. I ain't ever getting rid of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2024 11:12 AM


It's funny how certain numbers have significance to males of a certain 29 plus year old population:

426, 405, 402, 396, 383, 350, 327 etc...

While I have no clue as to the cubic inch displacement of my current vehicle.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 24, 2024 11:16 AM (nIvob)

342 KT is Nood

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 11:16 AM (fwDg9)

343
265 Anyone have any insight into the New York Trucker boycott?
Posted by: Ribbed at February 24, 2024 10:34 AM (u3NjE)

I'm leaning towards online hoax. At best, wishful thinking.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2024 11:17 AM (rPV4g)

344 You can put an alpaca in a Fit.

What's that in adult Indian peacocks? When I lived in CO, I had a semi-retired co-worker who owned an alpaca ranch. He could put two or three in the back of his Subaru Forester.
Posted by: Oddbob
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Heh. If google really wanted to do something useful they'd create an alpaca-to-Indian-peacock conversion algorithm.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 24, 2024 11:17 AM (1eY81)

345 “Defeatist cynicism is the arrogance that we know an outcome - we do not. Our creator expects us to fight for good until HE ends the game, not us.” - Robert Pratt, “Pratt on Texas”

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 24, 2024 11:18 AM (8sMut)

346 Moo moo, you're making my point for me.

Those cars don't exist. You cannot buy them. They are bait and switch.

People who have tried to buy a car in real life know that you will spend around $30K for a stripper Civic or Kia. Same as I said initially. Want something nicer or need something slightly larger? $35 - 45K

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 24, 2024 11:18 AM (4m+Do)

347
TBH... I think a lot of former and current politicos should hang for 2020. If for no other reason than a warning not to do that shit again.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 24, 2024 11:14 AM (Q4IgG)
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That's why I'm skeptical about there being a vote, let alone it being honest. Too many people will go to prison. The decentralized nature of our elections made it difficult to steal one on the national level, but internet vote counting solved that. The judicial system - which inserted itself into every aspect of our lives without any legal basis, now claims that if you file suit before an election, there's no harm, and if you wait after it, the case is moot and there is no remedy.

So here we are. I focus my energy on prayer, taking care of my family and reaching out to friends and people in my parish and community. It is very calming. For Lent this year I'm going to a daily Mass in addition to the Sunday one, which is a nice way to stay engaged.

I find regulating my life by events in the parish bulletin is far superior to watching the news.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 11:19 AM (llXky)

348 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 24, 2024 11:13 AM (llXky)

And this is one of those people who "trusted the science" and "trusted the doctors" who didn't have their best interests at heart.

And if Trump does get on the ballot and we actually have an election we'll hear 24/7 screeching about how he rushed this through and it's all his fault and that he killed grandma and grandpa. Everyday I pray for accountability in this life for Fauci and the Pharma companies and the CDC, WHO, etc, but I'm not holding my breath.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2024 11:21 AM (Ki//m)

349 314 If anyone didn't think the criminal class of illegals was coming your in for a surprise
Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2024 11:00 AM (fwDg9)

All are criminals as their very first act upon entering the country was to simply stroll across the border. Even I have to be subject to the berating of CBP and I’m a damn citizen of this country.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 24, 2024 11:22 AM (8sMut)

350 I want my next vehicle to be a Dodge Llama.
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 24, 2024 11:16 AM (2yu8s)


It would never sell in south america because in Spanish "en llamas" means "on fire" or "engulfed in flames"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2024 11:22 AM (D7oie)

351 On another note, please continue to pray for my friend, "P" I just learned that he had unhappy experiences as a youth in RC school-No, I don't think he was abused, just shamed. Then he went to college and later read Bart Ehrman and got away from his faith. The issue is also a very devout RC wife who works at a church. What a blessing it would be for her too if he returned and participated happily in the RCC. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2024 11:26 AM (Ki//m)

352 Okay Fen !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2024 11:33 AM (T4tVD)

353 The state is both trying to crush Christianity while redefining Christianity in their image.
I expect an official state church like they have in China.

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