The Big Eraser [KT]

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The Really Big Eraser

I've noticed something a little weird about the Left lately. They seem to be obsessed with destroying PEOPLE for failing to meet their behavioral and attitudinal standards, and will never let anyone forget a mistake, not matter how small. Well, unless the person in question is one of the "chosen". One misstep lives forever. But they seem bent on erasing IDEAS which offend them.

Erasing Scientific Inquiries

One recent example of the Left erasing scientific inquiry was when Brown University published a note about a study concerning "rapid-onset gender dysphoria" and was attacked by a howling mob of activists. They apologized and retracted the note.

Of course, this is not the first time something like this has happened. And many researchers have avoided researching certain topics for fear of activating the mob.

Heather MacDonald Fights Back

The College Fix reviews a new book by Heather MacDonald, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.

"The Diversity Delusion" rebuts many of the Left's sacrosanct narratives with piles of facts, studies, anecdotes and observations. It would serve as a fantastic tool for any young college student seeking to address their peers' grievances with data over feelings.

MacDonald also managed to get a piece written in TIME:

"You have blood on your hands. You're a murderer," shouted one of the protesters at Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate hearings of his nomination to the Supreme Court. This apocalyptic rhetoric had been espoused before -- at none other than the Yale Law School, . . There, a group of alumni and professors circulated an open letter declaring that selecting Kavanaugh "presents an emergency -- for democratic life, for our safety and freedom, for the future of our country." People "will die" if Kavanaugh is confirmed, the letter announced.

Whoa.

Taught by a metastasizing campus-diversity bureaucracy to believe that they are subject to an existential threat from circumambient bias, students equate nonconforming ideas with "hate speech," and "hate speech: with conduct that should be punished, censored and repelled with force if necessary.

MacDonald will be speaking at a DOJ Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education on September 17.

Erasing Knowledge from Libraries

Richard Fernandez:

The fire which destroyed as many as 20 million artifacts in Brazil's national museum was caused perhaps by the most trivial of accidental circumstances. The Brazilian culture minister's explanation that the blaze was likely caused "by either an electrical short-circuit or a homemade, paper hot-air balloon that may have landed on the roof" was greeted by riots because mischance does not satisfy the human urge to blame someone when things go wrong.

ut catastrophes can happen for no discernible reason. Historically natural disasters have vied with human malevolence in the destruction of libraries. . . .

The destruction of 20 million Brazilian records, tragic as it might be, pales in comparison to the potential loss of the digital libraries upon which our world depends. The 21st century is generating libraries at an unimaginable rate and they are by no means safe. . . .

Some data is even thrown away in real time. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained how they could ban anyone they wanted. "Not even President Donald Trump is immune from being kicked off the platform if his tweets cross a line with abusive behavior. ... The Twitter CEO also denied a Wall Street Journal report that he personally intervened to keep far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and white supremacist Richard Spencer on the site." If it was decided someone should go then off they went; it was as simple as that. The archivists rule.

Today's librarians no longer operate out of ivy covered buildings in bucolic campuses with collections of a few millions. They now operate on an unimaginably gigantic scale using hardware scattered across continents. For the most part the public don't even know who they are. Yet these librarians wield enormous power: the effect of their decisions on access, erasure or alteration of digital data are identical in impact to fire and earthquake on earlier paper.

Their power is even greater because digital libraries, unlike physical ones, can not only be destroyed but changed continuously. . . .

Read the whole thing. Thoughts?

Maybe one challenge is that they don't want us to remember where we came from. Maybe we should make some time to remember.


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1 Mob action has always been a legitimate tool of science, see?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:36 AM (Nqglq)

2 Cf., the Cultural Revolution; Lysenkoism

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:37 AM (Nqglq)

3 PEOPLE WILL DIE!!!!

OK. See ya Monday...

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2018 11:37 AM (jDF8P)

4 This looks like... a lot of words surely worth reading and pondering. Must be time for me to take a break.

Posted by: mindful webworker - slowly I turned step by step inch by inch at September 15, 2018 11:39 AM (XkxK0)

5 they seem bent on erasing IDEAS TRUTH which offend them.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2018 11:39 AM (+y/Ru)

6 Why I detest history books that have as sources web-pages.

Web-pages change or vanish and so could the information without it being noted. Thus denying any possible follow-up or confusing anyone.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 11:40 AM (/8qa9)

7

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. "


Orwell in action baby.

Posted by: shibumi at September 15, 2018 11:42 AM (QKV7o)

8 Old and busted: scientific method

New hotness: mobs with bricks and baseball bats

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2018 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)

9 Not even President Donald Trump is immune from being kicked off the platform if his tweets cross a line with abusive behavior.


Oh, please...PLEASE try to do that.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2018 11:42 AM (jDF8P)

10
"Eraser" I saw that movie. Not quite as bad as "Commando" but close.

Posted by: Innocent Bystander at September 15, 2018 11:43 AM (I9Sw7)

11 It's all about Power.

Are you on the Good List today, or the Bad List?

If you aren't on either list, how do you prove you exist?

Posted by: Barking Spider at September 15, 2018 11:44 AM (hSkdO)

12 The destruction of 20 million Brazilian records, tragic as it might be, pales in comparison to the potential loss of the digital libraries upon which our world depends. The 21st century is generating libraries at an unimaginable rate and they are by no means safe. . . .

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I can't imagine how you could even fit 20 million bazillion records in one building. They must have all been 45s.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:44 AM (Nqglq)

13 Yo Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at September 15, 2018 11:44 AM (obpfe)

14 The entire, "People Will Die!!11!!!" and "Blood On His Hands!!!111!!" has gotten to be so routine an attack that it's become background noise for lots of people.
My go to decision is that if it's being screamed about by the usual suspects, then it's the right thing to do.
Just like the hysteria on all the news and weather channels over Florence, these same media denigrate and make most people skeptical of their dire warnings. It's a hurricane. It's going to be windy and rainy. Get out after boarding up.Come back after and clean up. I see it out here in the Northwest with the predictions of earthquakes. Yes, it can happen. Yes, it'll be as bad as it'll be. Be prepared, be safe. Get through it.

Posted by: Winston at September 15, 2018 11:44 AM (wgCUV)

15 Look, can we focus on this letter from an anonymous victim of precoital hijinks from high school?

Posted by: Fritz at September 15, 2018 11:45 AM (Z9C5C)

16 Brazil Museum fire.

I presume it was a fire set to cover up massive theft of valuable artifacts.

Posted by: Innocent Bystander at September 15, 2018 11:45 AM (I9Sw7)

17 Compare and contrast the typical Clintoon defense: That's old news!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2018 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

18 Those were old records in Brazil. Why now, does it even matter?

Posted by: Winston at September 15, 2018 11:46 AM (wgCUV)

19 Why I detest history books that have as sources web-pages.

Web-pages change or vanish and so could the information without it being noted. Thus denying any possible follow-up or confusing anyone.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 11:40 AM (/8qa9)


One of the common beliefs regarding why the Bible, and the Gospels in particular, are reliable is that the people who kept knowledge did so orally, before writing was common. So you could tell a story in, say 33AD, and write it down in 70AD for the first time, and the story that was told some 37 years earlier hasn't changed a bit.

So fast forward to today... how do we even know something that somebody said two days ago will not vanish down the rabbit hole?

We don't.

What does or does not keep "truth" alive, is the desire of the hearer of said truth to hold onto it. And when the pervasive attitude is to destroy a particular unwelcomed truth?

Well, I think history has never better prepared to do so than it is today.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 11:46 AM (cY3LT)

20 20 million Brazilian records! How much samba and bossa nova can you take?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2018 11:47 AM (+y/Ru)

21 Well, I better put down the internet for a while and go do some work.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2018 11:47 AM (sdi6R)

22 Those were old records in Brazil. Why now, does it even matter?
Posted by: Winston at September 15, 2018 11:46 AM (wgCUV)

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Moral: always have backups.

Posted by: The Library at Alexandria at September 15, 2018 11:48 AM (Nqglq)

23
Not even President Donald Trump is immune from being kicked off the platform if his tweets cross a line with abusive behavior.



54 million people say: try it hotshot.

Posted by: Flawles Male Logic at September 15, 2018 11:48 AM (TAmPV)

24
The future is uncertain because it hasn't happened yet.
The past can be edited and revised as new information is discovered and new insight gained.

Posted by: Innocent Bystander at September 15, 2018 11:48 AM (I9Sw7)

25
For a few hundred million dollars, I'm sure those Brazilian records can be recreated as needed.

Posted by: Innocent Bystander at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (I9Sw7)

26 Test

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (hVHEm)

27 Those were old records in Brazil. Why now, does it even matter?
Posted by: Winston at September 15, 2018 11:46 AM (wgCUV)


No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

I could see how records might be valuable, if those were records about you, but I can't think of anything Brazil has done or is doing, that I need records of.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (cY3LT)

28 I have thousands of books. If I have a fire, you'll see it from space.

Posted by: Book Nerd at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (RF0mA)

29 Test No. 2

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (hVHEm)

30 Closing in on five hundred words of story. Whee.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (/8qa9)

31 Unbanned at last!!!!!



Thanks Pixy and/or Ace!

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 11:51 AM (hVHEm)

32 Unbanned at last!!!!!



Thanks Pixy and/or Ace!
Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 11:51 AM (hVHEm)

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Easy now. You're still on probation.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:52 AM (Nqglq)

33 The whole man made global warm.. err climate change scam is based on the child like belief in wish a thing to be so making it so.

The climate changes. Before man came after we are gone it has and will change.

All of this has much more to do with that big fire ball that rises in the east and sets in the west then anything that happens on the planet.

The worse thing about the whole scam is that there are real environmental issues that are catastrophic locally.

These issues are not getting addressed in the big push by our modern day Luddites to demonize technology while at the same time trying to globalize government.

Posted by: Big V at September 15, 2018 11:52 AM (CGfsq)

34 I guess there's no need for me to have my e-mail in my nic anymore.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 11:53 AM (hVHEm)

35 Old and busted: scientific method



New hotness: mobs with bricks and baseball bats
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2018 11:42 AM (+y/Ru)


Yep. The new era of Hypatia.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 11:54 AM (2K6fY)

36 Unbanned at last!!!!!



Thanks Pixy and/or Ace!
Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 11:51 AM (hVHEm)

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Easy now. You're still on probation.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:52 AM (Nqglq)

Okay, I'll try to behave myself.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 11:54 AM (hVHEm)

37 Kenneth Vogel

Manafort to speak in front of Grand Juries against Podestas and Former Obama White House Legal Counsel. Involves $4 million payments in Ukraine etc..

We need a break, hope this is true

Posted by: Jonah at September 15, 2018 11:54 AM (HrSJb)

38 >>20 million Brazilian records! How much samba and bossa nova can you take?


A lot.

Doubly so if Astrud Gilberto is singing along!

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2018 11:54 AM (IhBhD)

39 Yet these librarians wield enormous power: the effect of their decisions
on access, erasure or alteration of digital data are identical in
impact to fire and earthquake on earlier paper.


To say nothing of epidemics of hard disk crashes such as those we saw at the IRS and in Hillary's campaign.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2018 11:54 AM (T6t7i)

40 No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

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Brazil nuts are quite tasty.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:55 AM (Nqglq)

41 Surfperch, you got fixed?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 11:55 AM (2K6fY)

42 I have a large library, the flames from burning books would be impressive if Fahrenheit 451 happens.

I do have a question. I've been collecting books for 40 plus years. How would I, or anyone else, learn if any of my books are valuable or unusual or should be preserved for posterity? I doubt I have any books like that but who knows.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at September 15, 2018 11:55 AM (nBr1j)

43 >>Easy now. You're still on probation.


It can't be Double Secret Probation if you go around telling people about it!

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2018 11:55 AM (IhBhD)

44 No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?


Nuts?

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (T6t7i)

45 Surfperch, you got fixed?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 11:55 AM (2K6fY)

Phrasing?

Posted by: Miklos, meteorogically moist at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (zCyNd)

46 No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

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Samba? Mambo?

Posted by: shibumi at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (QKV7o)

47 >>How would I, or anyone else, learn if any of my books are valuable or unusual or should be preserved for posterity? I


The hard way is to search Completed/Sold items on eBay.

The easy way is to get a barcode reader.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (IhBhD)

48 Eat me, Cicero.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (T6t7i)

49 >>No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?


Uh...Brazilian Waxing.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2018 11:57 AM (IhBhD)

50 Brazil is actually a major producer of aircraft. So there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:57 AM (Nqglq)

51 48 Eat me, Cicero.
Posted by: pep at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (T6t7i)

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Are you nuts?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:57 AM (Nqglq)

52 For as long as I have been alive, Brazil has been the 'country of the future.'

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 15, 2018 11:57 AM (XGabL)

53 Also : Ass.


Brazilian Ass is something we can all appreciate.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2018 11:58 AM (IhBhD)

54 Samba? Mambo?

Posted by: shibumi at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (QKV7o)

The mambo was smuggled out of Cuba in the aftermath of the attack on the Moncada Barracks.

Posted by: Miklos, meteorogically moist at September 15, 2018 11:58 AM (zCyNd)

55 Brazilian Ass is something we can all appreciate.
Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2018 11:58 AM (IhBhD)


*moment of silence for Brazilian ass*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 11:58 AM (Nqglq)

56 Brazil is quite interesting. Granted, they say that Brazil is the country of the future, and always will be.

However, they do have an aerospace industry, an arms industry, build armored vehicles, are building a petroleum industry, and put an ex president in jail for corruption and managed to keep him there, so they might be ready to turn a corner.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 11:59 AM (2K6fY)

57 This is the thread before the gardening thread.

This is the thread way before the ONT.

Posted by: Robert at September 15, 2018 11:59 AM (/cL3k)

58 Maybe those Brazilian electricians could do some work on the Obama Museum and Shrine.

Posted by: Miklos, prime contractor at September 15, 2018 11:59 AM (zCyNd)

59 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 12:00 PM (Nqglq)

60 Hypatia? Don't recall any books at the Library being destroyed when she was murdered. Unlike say Caesar and the Muslims where books did immolate.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:00 PM (/8qa9)

61
No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?


They've been the cutting edge of hair removal technology for decades.

Posted by: Flawles Male Logic at September 15, 2018 12:01 PM (TAmPV)

62 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 12:00 PM (Nqglq)

And for security reasons, they have never told anyone where it is.

Posted by: Miklos, off the map at September 15, 2018 12:01 PM (zCyNd)

63 For as long as I have been alive, Brazil has been the 'country of the future.'
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 15, 2018 11:57 AM (XGabL)


Is what I'm saying.

And honestly, I think we sorta downplay expectations. You can be a nation of hundreds of millions, and nobody is really wondering why you aren't doing anything useful.

Nobody is wondering either, why all the downtrodden hispanic types aren't flocking there.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:02 PM (cY3LT)

64 Eh, I think the left's attempt at historical revisionism will fail.

They have a mistaken premise. They think a person's aptitude in a certain field comes from images of people with the same physical characteristics that they possess (genetalia, skin tone) who were prominent being presented to that person during their education. I think that's wrong.

Let's say you have a smart white boy and a stupid black girl. You tell the boy that the great scientists were all black lesbian cripples (or whatever). That will not diminish his native aptitude or his native curiosity in his chosen subject. Likewise the girl, being presented with a similar "narrative" won't all of a sudden become intelligent or interested in any field that the educators are trying to try lure her into via narcissism based on physical resemblance.

The whole project is doomed to fail. I think the affirmative action part of it is more despicable and harmful than the historical revisionism. But I expect at some point alternative companies and institutions will spring up as the PC institutions fester, degenerate and repel all people with real ability. You can't keep a good man down.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:02 PM (/qEW2)

65 Samba? Mambo?
Posted by: shibumi at September 15, 2018 11:56 AM (QKV7o)


The Lambada, of course.

https://youtu.be/iyLdoQGBchQ

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 12:03 PM (2K6fY)

66 Nobody is wondering either, why all the downtrodden hispanic types aren't flocking there.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:02 PM (cY3LT)

Hey Buddy, spare a million Bolivar?

Posted by: the Venezuelans at September 15, 2018 12:03 PM (zCyNd)

67 At some point in time, I also read that Brazil is the plastic surgery capital of the world. That's one of the reasons the women are so hot.

Consequently, I will not vacation there. Instead... I'd choose the UK.*

*if the UK was not filled with violent, Christian hating/raping Muslims.

Posted by: shibumi at September 15, 2018 12:04 PM (QKV7o)

68 The Brazil of the future:

1% have jet helicopters. 50% dig through trash piles to find food.

Posted by: strawdog at September 15, 2018 12:05 PM (Cssks)

69 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 12:00 PM (Nqglq)

Not entirely at random, there were two constraints, it had to be in Brazil and it had to be on usable land.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 12:05 PM (hVHEm)

70 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 12:00 PM (Nqglq)


DC wasn't exactly chosen at random, I don't believe, but ever since since there's been a widespread questioning of "why there?"

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:06 PM (cY3LT)

71 Brasilia also practiced the architectural style called Brutalism. Needless to say the new city in the jungle was a failure.

Wow, 750 words. The Muse is strong today.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:06 PM (/8qa9)

72 57 This is the thread before the gardening thread.

This is the thread way before the ONT.
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And the College Football thread is somewhere between the two?

Posted by: socalcon at September 15, 2018 12:06 PM (Roy2Z)

73 Since the left has moved to take over all vestiges of history, culture and society, they are leveraging their hegemony to alter truth itself.

For instance, you can go to google and search out the following..
American Inventors
and.
American Mathematicians

The results will astound you...

We are going to need a bigger Pinochet.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 15, 2018 12:07 PM (kT3/m)

74 At some point in time, I also read that Brazil is the plastic surgery capital of the world. That's one of the reasons the women are so hot.

Posted by: shibumi at September 15, 2018 12:04 PM (QKV7o)

What about us?!?

Posted by: Thailand at September 15, 2018 12:07 PM (hVHEm)

75 DC wasn't exactly chosen at random, I don't believe, but ever since since there's been a widespread questioning of "why there?"

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:06 PM (cY3LT)

I blame our current bloated government and parasitical administrative class on the invention of air conditioning.

Posted by: Mason & Dixon at September 15, 2018 12:07 PM (zCyNd)

76 Not entirely at random, there were two constraints, it had to be in Brazil and it had to be on usable land.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 12:05 PM (hVHEm)

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I heard that the first two capitals sank into the swamp. The third one burned, and sank into the swamp.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 12:08 PM (Nqglq)

77 >>>what has Brazil contributed to the human race?<<<

Miss Bum Bum contests.

Posted by: Fritz at September 15, 2018 12:08 PM (Z9C5C)

78 Brazil is quite interesting. Granted, they say that Brazil is the country of the future, and always will be.

However, they do have an aerospace industry, an arms industry, build armored vehicles, are building a petroleum industry, and put an ex president in jail for corruption and managed to keep him there, so they might be ready to turn a corner.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 11:59 AM (2K6fY)


Serious question: Who runs all those Brazilian industries?

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:08 PM (cY3LT)

79
Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 12:00 PM (Nqglq)

Wut?

Posted by: Washington DC at September 15, 2018 12:09 PM (TAmPV)

80 the bit about erasing knowledge reminds of the scene from rollerball (the good one) in which johnathan goes to the archives looking for information about the corporate wars. the archivist complains that the computer has misplaced the 13th century and about how the computer is getting all ambiguous these days. of course, there are no books; they've all been digitized. changed.


space inserted because pixy is telling me that i should insert spaces or use tinyurl even though i have.

https://tinyurl.com/ ybx7kdvp

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2018 12:10 PM (2//jc)

81 Brasilia also practiced the architectural style called Brutalism. Needless to say the new city in the jungle was a failure.

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They told the architect everything had to look like an exhibit at the world's fair.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2018 12:10 PM (Nqglq)

82 Serious question: Who runs all those Brazilian industries?

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:08 PM (cY3LT)


Umm...people who also pay HOA fees in Miami?

Posted by: Miklos, now about that flag, resident at September 15, 2018 12:10 PM (zCyNd)

83 Hey Buddy, spare a million billion Bolivar?
Posted by: the Venezuelans at September 15, 2018 12:03 PM (zCyNd)

FIFY.

Posted by: Hyperinflation at September 15, 2018 12:10 PM (hVHEm)

84 Posted by: shibumi at September 15, 2018 12:04 PM (QKV7o)

What about us?!?
Posted by: Thailand at September 15, 2018 12:07 PM (hVHEm)


She said women, not "women."

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:10 PM (cY3LT)

85 Their power is even greater because digital libraries, unlike physical ones, can not only be destroyed but changed continuously. . . .
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It would be the apotheosis of Dickian weirdness if you were reading a Philip K. Dick novel and it changed before your very eyes. You inquire of the authorities and they hasten to assure you that nothing has changed, you must have misremembered...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 12:10 PM (kQs4Y)

86 Brasilia also practiced the architectural style called Brutalism. Needless to say the new city in the jungle was a failure.

Wow, 750 words. The Muse is strong today.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:06 PM (/8qa9)


If you search with the terms Biblioteca Nacional Brasilia, you will find images of brutalism architecture that will make you want to claw your eyes out.

*you have been warned*

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 12:12 PM (2K6fY)

87 No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

They've been the cutting edge of hair removal technology for decades.
Posted by: Flawles Male Logic at September 15, 2018 12:01 PM (TAmPV)

Don't forget their trailblazing work in bestiality!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:12 PM (9BLnV)

88 For instance, you can go to google and search out the following..
American Inventors
and.
American Mathematicians

The results will astound you...

We are going to need a bigger Pinochet.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 15, 2018 12:07 PM (kT3/m)


American inventors:

Wow... that's just... You gotta be kidding. A bunch of black people, and Tom Edison in the center.

With, of course, a healthy dose of black wimminz.

All that inventin', somebody's got to do it. Let's just pretend, and that will make it so.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (cY3LT)

89 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.

If you only have one choice, that choice is also random.

Posted by: Monaco at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (dVAq+)

90 Well, Brazil did add turd-dodging to the Olympic swimming and sailing competitions....

Posted by: Miklos, on land, if not dry land at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (zCyNd)

91 DC wasn't exactly chosen at random, I don't believe, but ever since since there's been a widespread questioning of "why there?"

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:06 PM (cY3LT)

Wasn't DC chosen because Virginia offered the land? I assumed they wanted to have some control over the Federal government since they were the largest State at that time.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:15 PM (9BLnV)

92 I got a big eraser the lefties can use right here.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2018 12:16 PM (EoRCO)

93 Ahh, the Yuge grade school eraser, which you could rest on your shoulder when using it (much like the Yuge grade school pencil of Blessed Memory).

The Yuge eraser was also an excellent vehicle for hiding notes passed between classmates under the very nose of Mrs. Grundy.

The Good Olde Days. Where have they gone?

Sigh.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 12:16 PM (fRQju)

94 The House member who did the auctioneer bit, in front of the shreaking leftist protester should be at all congressional hearings open to the public. The guy is awesome

Posted by: Redenzo at September 15, 2018 12:16 PM (14qvS)

95 First day in however long it hasn't rained, yet

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:17 PM (T4oHT)

96 I would comment on falsification of both past and present, but it's hard to type leaning into 180 mph gusts....

Posted by: Your Weather Guy Miklos at September 15, 2018 12:18 PM (zCyNd)

97 Brazil is entitled to their culture and traditions. And say what you will, they successfully brought charges against their Bribe Me-Granny.

Who is the Banana Republic?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 15, 2018 12:18 PM (Ndje9)

98 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.
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If you only have one choice, that choice is also random.
Posted by: Monaco at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (dVAq+)


What's the capitol of Vatican City?

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:18 PM (cY3LT)

99 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.

If you only have one choice, that choice is also random.
Posted by: Monaco at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (dVAq+)

This x100000.

Posted by: The Vatican at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (hVHEm)

100
The Yuge eraser was also an excellent vehicle for hiding notes passed between classmates under the very nose of Mrs. Grundy.
The Good Olde Days. Where have they gone?
Sigh.

Plus they smelled good

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (TAmPV)

101 Glad to see Vic is at least a head above water

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (T4oHT)

102 Wasn't DC chosen because Virginia offered the land?

Mighty white of them to offer Maryland's land!

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (8ruUE)

103 American inventors:

Wow... that's just... You gotta be kidding. A bunch of black people, and Tom Edison in the center.

With, of course, a healthy dose of black wimminz.

All that inventin', somebody's got to do it. Let's just pretend, and that will make it so.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (cY3LT)

I would be great if someone captioned that string of inventors with "Hi, I'm Thomas Edison and I'd like to present the janitorial staff here at Edison Electric."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (9BLnV)

104 American Inventors

>>> Wow... that's just... You gotta be kidding. A bunch of black people, and Tom Edison in the center.

I just checked out Bing. The show the same photograph of a black woman twice, but under different names.

Posted by: fluffy at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (obpfe)

105 "Wasn't DC chosen because Virginia offered the land? "

Maryland gave up some swampland for DC s well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 15, 2018 12:20 PM (wldC6)

106 And of course it is the ones who worship at the altar of wanton baby-killing for convenience and who are constantly pushing for euthanasia for everything from terminal illnesses to hurt feelings who are the loudest to shout "murderer".

Fuck you, Psychopathic Death Eaters.

There is a special place in Hell for them.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 12:20 PM (fRQju)

107 I just checked out Bing. The show the same photograph of a black woman twice, but under different names.

Posted by: fluffy at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (obpfe)

She re-invented herself.

Posted by: Miklos, is pretty sure about this at September 15, 2018 12:20 PM (zCyNd)

108 Brazil is entitled to their culture and traditions. And say what you will, they successfully brought charges against their Bribe Me-Granny.

Who is the Banana Republic?
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 15, 2018 12:18 PM (Ndje9)

To be fair, they elected their Bribe Me-Granny.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 12:21 PM (hVHEm)

109 Brazil invented the Brazilian Butt-Lift, IIRC.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:21 PM (/qEW2)

110 Wasn't DC chosen because Virginia offered the land?

Mighty white of them to offer Maryland's land!
Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (8ruUE)

Those Maryland losers weren't using it anyway. Hell, they probably didn't even notice it was gone!--Virginia.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:21 PM (9BLnV)

111 >>> She re-invented herself.

*** golf clap ***

Posted by: fluffy at September 15, 2018 12:21 PM (obpfe)

112 "She re-invented herself."

Well....that explains it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 15, 2018 12:21 PM (wldC6)

113 Brazil forced out Dilma Roussef, put Luis Lula da Silva into jail for corruption, and wouldn't let him run from prison, and even Argentina is investigating Cristina Fernandez Kirchner for corruption.

So, yeah. I have questions about the FAB and if we aren't letting our side down.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 12:22 PM (2K6fY)

114 Doris Kearns-Goodwin was on C-Span the other talking about how FDR actually fell flat on his face and lost all of his speech papers. He fell because of a misstep and his rigid leg braces.

Kearns noted that no one reported on the fall or the fact that the speech was scattered and virtually lost.

Kearns noted that the White House would not report on such embarrassing things out of respect for the office. Senior reporters would tell younger reporters not to take photos or report on such things.

Then, the reporters starting showing Gerald Ford trip or George Bush throwing up on a Japanese official. Now, these reporters make those miscues the story.

I think it goes even further. They report on things that aren't there, like Melania not holding her husband's hand or a fist bump at Andrews AFB.

It has become childish and corrosive.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 15, 2018 12:22 PM (OBcoN)

115 So Mr. WDS is on my s*** list right now. Our neighbors are having a 40th anniversary party and he said it was today. He smoked pork butt and I was up until midnight last night making pickled red onions, peach habanero bbq sauce, potato salad and cole slaw for the party. Except for the fact that the party is TOMORROW!

And no he is not really on my s*** list

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at September 15, 2018 12:22 PM (c1nDO)

116 If you search with the terms Biblioteca Nacional Brasilia, you will find images of brutalism architecture that will make you want to claw your eyes out.
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That is more antiseptic futurism than crushing Brutalism. When I think Brutal, I picture that Aztec abattoir style with bas relief in Brazil or Mexico (I forget the namebuilding).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 12:22 PM (kQs4Y)

117 I would comment on falsification of both past and present, but it's hard to type leaning into 180 mph gusts....

Posted by: Your Weather Guy Miklos at September 15, 2018 12:18 PM


Saw a possible explanation -- he has an earpiece he's trying to shield from the wind, and a microphone same issue. Maybe not so much falsification as necessity.

Not my theory.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 12:23 PM (LOgQ4)

118 Brazil invented the Brazilian Butt-Lift, IIRC.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:21 PM (/qEW2)


Nope.

Fix-A-Flat was invented in 1970 by Snap Products in the good old USA.

Posted by: Miklos is very sure about this at September 15, 2018 12:23 PM (zCyNd)

119 "Doris Kearns-Goodwin was on C-Span the "

Just found out yesterday that she would be speaking here, and we wanted to attend.




Sold out.


Sold out very quickly, too.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 15, 2018 12:24 PM (wldC6)

120
of course, there are no books; they've all been digitized. changed.

Listen to the talking rings.

Posted by: Weena at September 15, 2018 12:25 PM (IqV8l)

121 The Big Eraser indeed. Stalinism is alive and well, even if Uncle Joe ain't.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2018 12:25 PM (NWiLs)

122 cool pumpkin spice meme

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9fysutr

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:25 PM (CE6iV)

123 DC was specifically placed between North and South, and split between Maryland and Virginia acroos the Potomac, the Virginia area since returned. It was made a Federal District specifically to avoid undue influence by home-state legislators.

It doesn't deserve two senators any more than my living room does, although I'd support letting them vote in Maryland.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 15, 2018 12:25 PM (Ndje9)

124 American Inventors

>>> Wow... that's just... You gotta be kidding. A bunch of black people, and Tom Edison in the center.
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I just checked out Bing. The show the same photograph of a black woman twice, but under different names.
Posted by: fluffy at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (obpfe)


Perfect.

Completely related, I'm hearing the phrase "soft bigotry of low expectations" in my head, and I was sure it was a Daniel Patrick Moynihan quote.

So... it will shock you to learn, the current version of lefty internet and apparently Larry "Rosy" O'Donnell are up in arms at Laura Ingraham for attributing it to Moynihan. Claiming it was first uttered by W, in a speech when he was Prez.

Yeah, no.

Erasing the memory of a well-remembered Democrat politician, when his words are... inconvenient.

How perfect.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:26 PM (cY3LT)

125 Virginia and Maryland offered up the land thinking that Hamilton and Washington would never make the deal let alone get it approved by Congress.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 15, 2018 12:26 PM (OBcoN)

126 Still above water All Hail Eris?

Either name still means soul crushing nothingness as the architectural norm. Replaceable cogs and all that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:26 PM (/8qa9)

127 When I think Brutal, I picture that Aztec abattoir style with bas relief in Brazil or Mexico (I forget the namebuilding).

tzampotli-inexpensive, environmentally friendly, culturally respectful

Excellent for federal office buildings, border walls-a million uses!

Posted by: Miklos, tzampotli fancier at September 15, 2018 12:27 PM (zCyNd)

128 That is more antiseptic futurism than crushing
Brutalism. When I think Brutal, I picture that Aztec abattoir style
with bas relief in Brazil or Mexico (I forget the namebuilding).
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 12:22 PM (kQs4Y)


Are you talking about the library at the National Autonomous University of Mexico? (yes, I had to look up the name)

And yes, the Brasilia liberry looks like a glass matte background for a Star Trek movie.


Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 12:27 PM (2K6fY)

129 Mrs. Grundy smelled good?

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at September 15, 2018 12:27 PM (odGXZ)

130 Weena should know, Eloi

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:27 PM (/8qa9)

131 The Big Eraser indeed. Stalinism is alive and well, even if Uncle Joe ain't.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2018 12:25 PM (NWiLs)

What do you mean I'm not alive? Last I checked I was still alive.

Posted by: Uncle Joe Biden at September 15, 2018 12:28 PM (hVHEm)

132 If you search with the terms Biblioteca Nacional Brasilia, you will find images of brutalism architecture that will make you want to claw your eyes out.

I thought Zed was riding around on horseback shooting and raping the Brutals in Zardoz back in the 70's.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2018 12:28 PM (EoRCO)

133 Wow... that's just... You gotta be kidding. A bunch of black people, and Tom Edison in the center.

With, of course, a healthy dose of black wimminz.

All that inventin', somebody's got to do it. Let's just pretend, and that will make it so.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (cY3LT)


Google doctoring its searches is not going to inspire inner city hood rats and ho's to take an interest in inventing if they lack the ability and inclination.

It's also not going to inspire white guys to respect their black colleagues who are affirmative action hires.

I expect most people understand that it's all obligatory PC bullshit and that if anything it produces a mild disgust which will eventually push them towards conservatism.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:28 PM (/qEW2)

134 103 American inventors:

Wow... that's just... You gotta be kidding. A bunch of black people, and Tom Edison in the center.

With, of course, a healthy dose of black wimminz.

All that inventin', somebody's got to do it. Let's just pretend, and that will make it so.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:14 PM (cY3LT)

I would be great if someone captioned that string of inventors with "Hi, I'm Thomas Edison and I'd like to present the janitorial staff here at Edison Electric."
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:19 PM (9BLnV)


The R&D team that invented peanut butter.

So they didn't showcase William Shockley? Color me surprised.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:28 PM (YqDXo)

135 If you search with the terms Biblioteca Nacional Brasilia, you will find images of brutalism architecture that will make you want to claw your eyes out.

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commie chic

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:30 PM (CE6iV)

136 I recall Google planning to copy every book in existence. My brother a very left wing Librarian noted this to be a really scary idea. This was around the time e books on Kindles were just vanishing.
"He who controlls the infor...yadda,yadda,yadda."

Posted by: Paul B at September 15, 2018 12:30 PM (ge1as)

137 The R&D team that invented peanut butter.

George Washington Carver didn't actually invent peanut butter.

He was a great advocate of self-reliance and entrepreneurialism.

And named after a dead white quasi-slave owner.

Highly problematic.

Posted by: Miklos, future unperson at September 15, 2018 12:32 PM (zCyNd)

138 Google doctoring its searches is not going to inspire inner city hood rats and ho's to take an interest in inventing if they lack the ability and inclination.

It's also not going to inspire white guys to respect their black colleagues who are affirmative action hires.

I expect most people understand that it's all obligatory PC bullshit and that if anything it produces a mild disgust which will eventually push them towards conservatism.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:28 PM (/qEW2)


This.

I was peripherally involved with a black scientist whose CV included twelve pages of awards and honors. (Nobel Laureates don't have that.)

I'd never heard of the guy (who was very nice, but really ...).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:32 PM (YqDXo)

139 skip, i am sending you some of this rain. Just a smidge.

Posted by: NCKate at September 15, 2018 12:32 PM (T5wXH)

140 Google doctoring its searches is not going to inspire inner city hood rats and ho's to take an interest in inventing if they lack the ability and inclination.

Google will have to send advisories out to teachers, "hey, have your kids search for 'American Inventors' today", because otherwise, these searches are never going to happen. Kids seem to be more into instagram and youtube than the search capabilities of the internet.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:32 PM (asM0l)

141 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

And for security reasons, they have never told anyone where it is.
Posted by: Miklos, off the map


It's not too late, is it? Could we still do that?

Posted by: mikeski at September 15, 2018 12:33 PM (P1f+c)

142
Socialism for the WIN!!

Nearly 40 percent of all Venezuelan stores have closed —some of them perhaps permanently —after the government of President Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum salary by nearly 3,500 percent in one fell swoop, according the National Council of Commerce and Services of Venezuela.

Many of the companies, which had been barely surviving the gradual collapse of the economy, saw the salary increase and other changes announced last month as the fatal blow in a series of policies that have been gradually strangling their businesses.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 12:33 PM (LOgQ4)

143 At this point I think the injustice done to today's whites using the excuse of slavery outweighs the injustice done to the actual slaves. I wish I could ask the original wannabe slave traders "Do you really want to screw over your descendants and your nation just so you can make a quick buck in your own lifetime? You really are Democrats".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:33 PM (/qEW2)

144 George Washington Carver didn't actually invent peanut butter.

Posted by: Miklos, future unperson at September 15, 2018 12:32 PM (zCyNd)


OK. So the shutout remains intact?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:34 PM (YqDXo)

145 I really think we should go back to the renaissance or Italianate style for public buildings.
That whole Bauhaus-Brutalism style makes me ill

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 12:34 PM (2K6fY)

146 If Hitler was not pushing Greater Germanica, the architectural style for the Nazis was just as utilitarian as anything in Brasilia, just look at the pre WWII blueprints for Kraft-derFreudburg for the workers who would make the KdF Wagen.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:34 PM (/8qa9)

147 They'll have to blackface Goddard and von Braun.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:34 PM (asM0l)

148 Wait, you mean like how Union troops burned the library and laboratories at the University of Alabama in 1865?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 12:34 PM (JTUFF)

149 I heard Kavanagh pinched a female dog's ass when he was 4 years old. Because of this we must confirm Hillary to the Supreme Court..

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove at September 15, 2018 12:34 PM (qM84C)

150 105
"Wasn't DC chosen because Virginia offered the land? "



Maryland gave up some swampland for DC s well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 15, 2018 12:20 PM (wldC6)

Washington DC was chosen as a compromise by Thomas Jefferson. VA had already paid its war debt and did want to federalize the debt because they would be paying it twice. So they agreed to nationalizing the debt and got Washington DC. They got gypped.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 15, 2018 12:35 PM (mpXpK)

151 136 I recall Google planning to copy every book in existence. My brother a very left wing Librarian noted this to be a really scary idea. This was around the time e books on Kindles were just vanishing.

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nerd moron Hans Schantz' Hidden Truth plays with this concept

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:35 PM (CE6iV)

152 Ew. Tess Holliday. 50 gallons of cottage cheese in a ten-pound sack.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (NWiLs)

153 MN-7 is now in play thanks to a tweet by Trump.

Posted by: HA at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (MAstk)

154 They've already whitewashed von Braun and Operation Paperclip, the book and movie are called Hidden Figures.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (/8qa9)

155 Google doctoring its searches is not going to inspire inner city hood rats and ho's to take an interest in inventing if they lack the ability and inclination....

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:28 PM (/qEW2)

To be fair, there are more than a few hoodrats engaged the illegal drug trade who are whizzes with numbers and figures.....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (NFEMn)

156 140 Google doctoring its searches is not going to inspire inner city hood rats and ho's to take an interest in inventing if they lack the ability and inclination.

Google will have to send advisories out to teachers, "hey, have your kids search for 'American Inventors' today", because otherwise, these searches are never going to happen. Kids seem to be more into instagram and youtube than the search capabilities of the internet.
Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:32 PM (asM0l)


I'm sure the Bloods and the Crips are burning up the internet searching on "American inventors." That's why we put all that high speed net access in the ghetto, isn't it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (YqDXo)

157 They're going to tear down all the Spanish missions in Commiefornia.... Going to replace them with heroin injection centers.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:37 PM (OMopJ)

158 OK. So the shutout remains intact?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:34 PM (YqDXo)

Carver invented lots of things, just not peanut butter.

That honor belongs to the French chemist Albert "Skippy" de Jif.

Posted by: Miklos, current unperson at September 15, 2018 12:37 PM (zCyNd)

159 I dunno, Hitler seemed passionate about architecture.

Hated modern art in all it's forms.

Even Hitler is not 100% bad, I guess.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:38 PM (CE6iV)

160 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

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?

Posted by: Sao Joao Bosco at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (iQKgg)

161 Holy crap. That google version of American Inventors is fascinating.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (JTUFF)

162 What are they going to do with James Naismith's entry?

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (asM0l)

163 Just hung up on a poll by yelling Russian at them... some bout 'President Trump being outraged at intelligence agencies.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (/8qa9)

164 I'm thinking YouTube is hiding video it deems objectionable. It won't put up links to such content...it's still there, just hard to find.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (OMopJ)

165 154 They've already whitewashed von Braun and Operation Paperclip, the book and movie are called Hidden Figures.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (/8qa9)

white-washed? more like colorized

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (CE6iV)

166 Even Hitler is not 100% bad, I guess.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:38 PM (CE6iV)


Looking for something good to say, he liked dogs, too.

OTOH, he was a vegetarian, so ... no points.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (YqDXo)

167 Even if he didn't actually "invent" peanut butter, Carver was an actual man of substance and accomplishment.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (NFEMn)

168 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


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Agora...

Posted by: Luis Cruis at September 15, 2018 12:40 PM (iQKgg)

169
Even if he didn't actually "invent" peanut butter, Carver was an actual man of substance and accomplishment.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (NFEMn)


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Nope. Black guy and peanut butter. The science is settled.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 12:40 PM (JTUFF)

170 Even Hitler is not 100% bad, I guess.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:38 PM (CE6iV)

Looking for something good to say, he liked dogs, too.

OTOH, he was a vegetarian, so ... no points.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (YqDXo)

Loved dogs, children, American movies and German automobiles. Hated smoking, drinking, eating meat and a few other things.....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:41 PM (NFEMn)

171 Seeing flooding on Fox and Accu Weather channel, seeing lots of trees down.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:41 PM (T4oHT)

172 The librarian in Rollerball was Ralph Richardson.
He made everything better.
Even that shitty Tarzan movie where he played Tarzan's grandpa.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at September 15, 2018 12:41 PM (3DZIZ)

173 From last thread, speaking of historical revisionism: when would the Left start screeching about it?

Texas state board of ed votes to remove Hillary from social studies curriculum.

https://tinyurl.com/y9lapx28

Good for them. She hasn't really had much impact. She mainly tried to parlay her status as Mrs. Bill Clinton into various political positions, and failed when it came to the Presidency. She's not significant enough to merit a place in a history curriculum. Not even wikipedia will allow bio stubs for people deemed too insignificant in their fields.

She is an excellent illustration of corruption, treason, etc. but that can all be referenced through her husband.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 12:42 PM (/qEW2)

174 Erasing the memory of a well-remembered Democrat politician, when his words are... inconvenient.

Moynihan was also the author of a report that bewailed the illegitimacy rate among black Americans, back when it was a third or less of what it is now (and half the current white rate)

Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2018 12:43 PM (LM0oJ)

175 162 What are they going to do with James Naismith's entry?
Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (asM0l)


He was one of those Greek Canadian homos who stole the black man's innovations.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:43 PM (YqDXo)

176 It's gonna be Bama 53 Ole Miss 27.

I had a vision.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 12:43 PM (HiLJ1)

177 It's neat how Google admits they believe black kids need whatever it is they think they're doing to "achieve" what white kids are just going to do anyway.

Hey google, that means you think the black kids are mentally inferior, you know that, right? Same way you support housing them, giving them welfare, preferential treatment in colleges, etc.

It's not us conservatives saying they can't accomplish these things on their own.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (JTUFF)

178 Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (NFEMn)


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Nope. Black guy and peanut butter. The science is settled.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 12:40 PM (JTUFF)


Let's be honest, peanut butter was probably invented the first time there was a bored kid on a peanut farm who had access to a hammer.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (cY3LT)

179 27
No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

I could see how records might be valuable, if those were records about you, but I can't think of anything Brazil has done or is doing, that I need records of.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (cY3LT)
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Yep. No need to worry about anything that isn't "valuable." No need to preserve any historical records that don't "contribute to the human race."

History for history's sake. Truth for truth's sake?
Pfft. A conceit of dead white men!

First we must decide what people are worthy.
(That's "we" with a capital B, as in Big Brother.)
Then we will decide what is useful to our purposes.
Ooops. I mean to "the human race."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (0jtPF)

180 800 words in and finally getting to the bank robbery part of the story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (/8qa9)

181 Hillary is not the first woman anything.

OTOH she has a bunch of firsts:
First ex-FLOTUS to run for Preezy.
First ex-FLOTUS to serve as Sec State.
First ex-FLOTUS to get thrown into a van like a side of beef by her own entourage.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:45 PM (CE6iV)

182 They've already whitewashed von Braun and Operation Paperclip, the book and movie are called Hidden Figures.

And you thought The Old Negro Space Program was satire.

https://tinyurl.com/y8atftlr

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2018 12:45 PM (jDF8P)

183 Let's be honest, peanut butter was probably invented the first time there was a bored kid on a peanut farm who had access to a hammer.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (cY3LT)


Prior art, comin' and goin'.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:45 PM (YqDXo)

184 They're going to tear down all the Spanish missions in Commiefornia.... Going to replace them with heroin injection centers.
Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:37 PM (OMopJ)

All of the Missions are located in Blue Counties...

*gulp*

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 12:45 PM (hVHEm)

185 Ralph Richardson is The Boss.

Posted by: Things to come at September 15, 2018 12:46 PM (IqV8l)

186 Looking for something good to say, he liked dogs, too.



OTOH, he was a vegetarian, so ... no points.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (YqDXo)


Well, no one can claim that he was literally worse than Hitler, so he's got that going for him.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 12:46 PM (2K6fY)

187 Even Hitler is not 100% bad, I guess.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 12:38 PM

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Looking for something good to say, he liked dogs, too.

OTOH, he was a vegetarian, so ... no points.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM


OTOOH, he wasn't a Crossfitter, and he didn't wear Crocs.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2018 12:46 PM (+28h2)

188 She's not significant enough to merit a place in a history curriculum. Not even wikipedia will allow bio stubs for people deemed too insignificant in their fields.

Well, she was a First Lady, carpetbag Senator, placeholder SecState, the first woman though probably not the first felon to be nominated for President by a major party.

Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2018 12:47 PM (LM0oJ)

189 *pauses*

Oh that would be priceless. Hitler discovers Bronies.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 12:47 PM (/8qa9)

190 Anna - Should have read War and Peace, at least you would be done.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:47 PM (T4oHT)

191 All of the Missions are located in Blue Counties...

Just turn them into homeless shelters.

Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2018 12:47 PM (LM0oJ)

192 Let's just say it. Aside from being evil-and surrounding himself with evil, psychotic (and capable) people to do his bidding, Hitler was a dork.

I often wonder what would have happened to Hitler if he emigrated to America in, say 1905 or 1915. Same thing with Stalin. Would they have just been common teachers or accountants or whatever? This is the flaw in the "Great Man" argument. It's not like either of them would have risen to the top of the US political system.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:47 PM (NFEMn)

193 Ralph Richardson was the Supreme Being.
"You really are a very untidy boy, aren't you?"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at September 15, 2018 12:47 PM (3DZIZ)

194 Erasing the memory of a well-remembered Democrat politician, when his words are... inconvenient.
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Moynihan was also the author of a report that bewailed the illegitimacy rate among black Americans, back when it was a third or less of what it is now (and half the current white rate)
Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2018 12:43 PM (LM0oJ)


I just spent 10 minutes trying to find a reputable link on the internet (using Duck Duck Go, not Gogle), attributing the quote to Moynihan. I couldn't find it. Lots of pointing to the Ingraham/O'Donnel kerfluffle. Mentions of W's speechwriter, Michael Gerson, but it's like it's just left there. Unsought and unattributed, because... well, because Moynihan DID say it, and that doesn't serve the purpose of the left and our modern repository of knowledge.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:48 PM (cY3LT)

195 "Even Hitler is not 100% bad, I guess."

Say what you will about Hitler. He did kill Hitler.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 12:48 PM (fRQju)

196 Hey Hey Ho Ho

Huckleberry Finn has got to go

Posted by: Libtard Chant at September 15, 2018 12:48 PM (OMopJ)

197 Kerry the Horse Face - Trump is the first President who reads more of Twitter than the Constitution

What a fkwad

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:49 PM (T4oHT)

198 You didn't invent that.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at September 15, 2018 12:49 PM (n/eZB)

199 To be fair, there are more than a few hoodrats engaged the illegal drug trade who are whizzes with numbers and figures.....
Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (NFEMn)

Yeah, Shitavius Johnson is known for using differential equations to determine which distributor he should bust a cap in.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (9BLnV)

200 Let's be honest, peanut butter was probably invented the first time there was a bored kid on a peanut farm who had access to a hammer.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (cY3LT)

Yep, the Gallagher kid. Wish he'd left it at peanuts.

Posted by: Miklos, champion watermelon seed spitter at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (zCyNd)

201 Well I have a suggestion. Turn a blind eye to the lefts lamentations. IOW you go your way and I'll go mine.

Posted by: SweetAndy at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (Mo5Uy)

202 Ivory Pillbox. Twin .50's. Open 24hrs.

Posted by: klaftern at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (RuIsu)

203 Let's be honest, peanut butter was probably invented the first time there was a bored kid on a peanut farm who had access to a hammer.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (cY3LT)

Whoever invented it, I think peanut butter was invented on purpose. That is, someone was intentionally trying to make some sort of paste out of it for use as food or something else.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (NFEMn)

204 Didn't Castro spend some years here playing baseball?

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (T4oHT)

205 Kerry the Horse Face - Trump is the first President who reads more of Twitter than the Constitution

What a fkwad
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:49 PM (T4oHT)

I'm surprised Kerry has even heard if the Constitution.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (hVHEm)

206 Eventually Hitler will be erased from WW2....he makes people upset.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (OMopJ)

207 I just spent 10 minutes trying to find a reputable link on the internet (using Duck Duck Go, not Gogle), attributing the quote to Moynihan.

Gerson Tweets, if you are a Twit you might just try asking him...

Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (LM0oJ)

208 The Old Negro Space Program is hilarious and brilliant in about 14 different levels.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (fRQju)

209 They seem to be obsessed with destroying PEOPLE for failing to meet their behavioral and attitudinal standards, and will never let anyone forget a mistake, not matter how small.
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After the Revolution, men will not be judged by what contribution they have made, or what they have done.
They will be judged politically...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (H5fqZ)

210 To be fair, there are more than a few hoodrats engaged the illegal drug trade who are whizzes with numbers and figures.....
Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (NFEMn)

Yeah, Shitavius Johnson is known for using differential equations to determine which distributor he should bust a cap in.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:50 PM (9BLnV)

I meant in "sales." Also bookies are good with numbers too....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (NFEMn)

211 Somewhere we crossed the Rubicon to this land where "if it can save just one", then we must sacrifice all (liberty).


In direct contrast, New Hampshire's motto, adopted in 1945, is "Live Free or Die". That was after a war where some 55 million died, most of them killed by the Axis powers that were willing to kill for their more totalitarian version of living free (via the control of others).

Historically the left (including NAtional Zocialist party of Germany, Nazis) have always been the ones ready to kill in order to impose their ideology. They lie about having virtues (principuhls), because they want power, control and wealth by any means necessary (deception being a very useful means).


Orwell outlined the diabolical side of socialism, even though he himself was "socialist". But his "1984" Ministry of Truth minions now have the power to search massive volumes of text and sort out the offending "Wrong Think", in old texts and current social media. They then punish the writer or reader (de-platform/censor), then edit the manuscript to an "improved" PC version.


Kids are not taught about justice and liberty being attained/retained by the sword. The Thatcher Fountain (1918, Denver) has a woman as the central figure, with a sword resting in her right hand. She is surrounded by other figures representing loyalty, love and learning. Loyalty has a male with armor and a sword, and a woman with an olive branch. Those virtues arrive under the umbrella of strength.

(they can't delete large fountains, but these liberal jihadists will seek to destroy them in time, given the chance)

https://tinyurl.com/y7c2kfc7
https://tinyurl.com/ydfstpvu

Posted by: illiniwek at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (Cus5s)

212 Marcellus Gilmore Edson (1849 - 1940) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada obtained a patent for peanut butter in 1884

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (mpXpK)

213 The Old Negro Space Program is hilarious and brilliant in about 14 different levels.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (fRQju

Oh man, that was awesome. The music, the scenes, everything.
Spot on.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:52 PM (NFEMn)

214 169
Even if he didn't actually "invent" peanut butter, Carver was an actual man of substance and accomplishment.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (NFEMn)


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Nope. Black guy and peanut butter. The science is settled.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 12:40 PM (JTUFF)

There's a Reese's Cups joke here somewhere but it would probably be racist, so...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2018 12:52 PM (NWiLs)

215 I just checked out Bing. The show the same photograph of a black woman twice, but under different names.
Posted by: fluffy


Bing needs to fix its shit; they have Samuel Colt in the list. Not acceptable! Guns! Unperson!

Also, the first "real" link suggests "Henry Ford" and "The Wright Brothers" as "American Inventors", neither of whom are on Bing's ribbon-o'-faces.

Same-picture ladies are "Patricia Bath" (fairly cool; invented a form of laser cataract surgery), and "Sarah Goode" (who invented... a bed that folds into a cabinet). A frickin' bed? That's important enough to list? (Also raycisss; implying black people are lazy!)

Posted by: mikeski at September 15, 2018 12:52 PM (P1f+c)

216 I often wonder what would have happened to Hitler if he emigrated to America in, say 1905 or 1915.

According to his sister-in-law, Hitler did emigrate to England for a few years, as did his brother.

Posted by: Miklos, sources needed at September 15, 2018 12:52 PM (zCyNd)

217 They're going to tear down all the Spanish missions in Commiefornia.... Going to replace them with heroin injection centers.
Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:37 PM


Philadelphia was talking about creating some sort of heroin injection facilities and immediately got a letter from the DOJ telling them forget it. Said they'd shut 'em down immediately.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 12:53 PM (LOgQ4)

218 Marcellus Gilmore Edson (1849 - 1940) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada obtained a patent for peanut butter in 1884
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (mpXpK)

Known as "skippy" to his friends....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:53 PM (NFEMn)

219 27
No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

I could see how records might be valuable, if those were records about you, but I can't think of anything Brazil has done or is doing, that I need records of.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (cY3LT)


It's not like the burning of the Library of Alexandria.

And although many will mourn the loss of the exhibit on Brazilian waxing, many others will not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:53 PM (YqDXo)

220 Vic. A sailor once fell overboard from the USS America and paddled around for three days in the Med before an Italian fishing boat found him. You can do it buddy!

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:54 PM (OMopJ)

221 You blew the margins. [CBD]

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 12:55 PM (9BLnV)

222 (Hitler) Loved...German automobiles.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:41 PM (NFEMn)

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He did establish the essential external lines of the highest selling vehicle design ever.

The "Strength Through Joy Car" manufactured in the "City of the Strength Through Joy Car." Joy, joy.

Posted by: Undocumented at September 15, 2018 12:55 PM (iQKgg)

223 Oh man, that was awesome. The music, the scenes, everything.
Spot on.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:52 PM (NFEMn)


A beautiful parody of Ken Burns' style "documentary," aka "revisionist history for propaganda purposes."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 12:56 PM (YqDXo)

224 Looking for something good to say, he liked dogs, too.
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Sez you.

Posted by: Blondi at September 15, 2018 12:56 PM (H5fqZ)

225 Philadelphia was talking about creating some sort of heroin injection facilities and immediately got a letter from the DOJ telling them forget it. Said they'd shut 'em down immediately.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 12:53 PM (LOgQ4)
**************
Gov. Moonbeam says California is going to launch it's "own damned satellites".

JUST LIKE KIM JONG UN!!!!Eleventy1111!!!!

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:57 PM (OMopJ)

226 (216) Annex the Sudetenland anyway?

Maybe he would have settled in southern Illinois and beat up Mike Stipe's Grandpa.

Posted by: klaftern at September 15, 2018 12:57 PM (RuIsu)

227 157 They're going to tear down all the Spanish missions in Commiefornia.... Going to replace them with heroin injection centers.
Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:37 PM (OMopJ)
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Why not?
Aren't heroin injection centers more useful?

What did those Spanish missionaries do for me anyway?
Did they invent the cell phone? the frost-free refrigerator?



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 12:57 PM (0jtPF)

228 Florence has hardly moved since 4am this morning. Center seems close to Florence SC. It was 25 miles west of Myrtle beach at 4am.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 12:57 PM (T4oHT)

229 I'm surprised Kerry has even heard if the Constitution.

Posted by: Surfperch


And yet when pressed, Mr. Kerry would be unable to accurately describe any single action or word of Mr. Trump that has violated the Constitution.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 12:57 PM (fRQju)

230
Are you talking about the library at the National Autonomous University of Mexico? (yes, I had to look up the name)
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Yes, Kindltot! Tell me it's not ready to open up the sluices!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 12:57 PM (kQs4Y)

231 I just spent 10 minutes trying to find a reputable link on the internet (using Duck Duck Go, not Gogle), attributing the quote to Moynihan.
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Gerson Tweets, if you are a Twit you might just try asking him...
Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2018 12:51 PM (LM0oJ)


Nah, I don't tweeter, and I know damn well it was Moynihan who first said it. Point being, teh internetz is trying to pretend he didn't. By using that big fat eraser up there.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:58 PM (cY3LT)

232
Gov. Moonbeam says California is going to launch it's "own damned satellites".

Will they start printing their own money?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2018 12:59 PM (IqV8l)

233 Holy crap. That google version of American Inventors is fascinating.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (JTUFF)




Someone pointed out this week that googling American Mathematicians gets you the same sort of results. Diversity uber alles except for those who work at Googlag

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 12:59 PM (SiINZ)

234 Anna, we're having a legit Nice Day here in EC. Clouds are rolling in though.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 12:59 PM (kQs4Y)

235 Kerry the Horse Face - Trump is the first President who reads more of Twitter than the Constitution

Please. We remember who his boss was, who was also the first Presididn't to read more Playgirl than the Constitution.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 01:00 PM (8ruUE)

236 And if you cannot be erased, be reeducated. In special camps

http://tinyurl.com/y8bxjz8b

Trans rights campaigners at Goldsmiths University described the Gulags as benign places where inmates received education, training and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in clubs, sports and theatre groups.

During a bizarre exchange on Twitter the LGBTQ group at Goldsmiths Student Union described life in the Gulags as "rehabilitatory" and "educational"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:00 PM (39g3+)

237 No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

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Affordable coffee.

Posted by: Undocumented at September 15, 2018 01:01 PM (iQKgg)

238 I could see how records might be valuable, if those were records
about you, but I can't think of anything Brazil has done or is doing,
that I need records of.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 11:50 AM (cY3LT)


I am going to bet there were a lot of records that were brought over from Portugal during the Napoleonic wars with the Portuguese court, and didn't go back. Also records about various rebellions in the South and conflicts with Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.


Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 01:01 PM (2K6fY)

239 Let's be honest, peanut butter was probably invented the first time
there was a bored kid on a peanut farm who had access to a hammer.



Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 12:44 PM (cY3LT)


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But like the (D)s have taught us, it required one of the smartest black men to ever live to perfect what bored white kids had been doing for years.

(Neil Degrause Tyson's research into ants and magnifying glasses is ongoing but for now it promises interesting results in reducing worldwide energy needs by 3000%)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 01:01 PM (JTUFF)

240 Gov. Moonbeam says California is going to launch it's "own damned satellites".

Will they start printing their own money?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2018 12:59 PM (IqV8l)


Already done.

Several years ago California - facing a budget crisis - imagine) issued IOUs to state employees. Banks said "no dice," as did vendors. They demanded cash, and told the state to take a hike with their cocktail coaster currency.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:01 PM (YqDXo)

241
DuckDuckGo gets you the same results for American Inventors as Googlag. Except they throw in a photo of Clock Boy. How pitiful is that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (SiINZ)

242 Oh man, that was awesome. The music, the scenes, everything.

Spot on.

Posted by: JoeF.


The "scholar" who comments throughout is just spectacular.

As are the quotes from the letter home by astronaut who died on reentry:

"My love for you is boundless and eternal. G-d-damn, woman, it is cold as fuck up here!"

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (fRQju)

243 220
Vic. A sailor once fell overboard from the USS America and paddled
around for three days in the Med before an Italian fishing boat found
him. You can do it buddy!

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 12:54 PM (OMopJ)


We had a guy fall overboard in the Pacific on our way back to CA. we spent three days looking for him to no avail.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (mpXpK)

244 Iowa State just tied up number five Oklahoma at 10.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (HiLJ1)

245 Brazil is entitled to location, secret or otherwise, of Brazilia, as we are entitled to giving helo rides here in Chile. We also have snappy parades.

Posted by: General Augusto Pinochet at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (xzqr4)

246 So Gov. Moonbeam knows that the only way to be relevant in a post nuke world is to have a nuke. The only way to back Trump off is to point nukes at Trump. And Moonbeam shut down the only commercial nukes it has....but it has small nukes at its universities it can convert into making plutonium. It will take longer that way but is doable.And they can use the retired fuel stashed at the closed nuclear plants.

We better not stand by and watch Commiefornia become a rogue nuclear nation.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (OMopJ)

247 TRUMP'S KATRINA!

Posted by: Max Stormboehner at September 15, 2018 01:03 PM (9dzlp)

248 Trans rights campaigners at Goldsmiths University described the Gulags as benign places where inmates received education, training and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in clubs, sports and theatre groups.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:00 PM (39g3+)


And they were weight loss camps to die for.

Literally.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:03 PM (YqDXo)

249 #246 That would be a BIG mistake.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 01:03 PM (OMopJ)

250 No, but seriously, other than annual whole nation open sex romps, what has Brazil contributed to the human race?

Bikini waxing?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:03 PM (39g3+)

251 The "scholar" who comments throughout is just spectacular.


He's the guy who created it.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2018 01:04 PM (jDF8P)

252
Florence is just nailing the hell out of the New Bern, NC area with one rain band after another. Neuse River is probably going to hit record flood level.

Just saw some 'public housing' in lower level New Bern with water up to the front steps. Yeah, it's not gonna stop there.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 01:04 PM (LOgQ4)

253 Same-picture ladies are "Patricia Bath" (fairly cool; invented a form of laser cataract surgery), and "Sarah Goode" (who invented... a bed that folds into a cabinet). A frickin' bed? That's important enough to list? (Also raycisss; implying black people are lazy!)
Posted by: mikeski at September 15, 2018 12:52 PM (P1f+c)

Before it is dropped down the memory hole, here are Black Invention Myths.

http://blackinventionmyths.com/index.html

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 01:05 PM (9BLnV)

254 DuckDuckGo gets you the same results for American
Inventors as Googlag. Except they throw in a photo of Clock Boy. How
pitiful is that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (SiINZ)


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I think DuckDuckGo scrapes google and just strips out your identifying information before giving you the results from google, so that makes sense.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 01:05 PM (JTUFF)

255 Didn't Hitler and Porsche steal the Beetle from the Czechs?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at September 15, 2018 01:05 PM (3DZIZ)

256 legalinsurrection.com john kerry should be made to answer for his meetings in iran

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:06 PM (T4oHT)

257 I thought the Arabs invented everything.

Posted by: klaftern at September 15, 2018 01:06 PM (RuIsu)

258 Holy cow, even DuckDuckGo brought up only black inventors.

I typed in "American Physicists" and DeGrassi-Tyson and Sylvester Gates came before Oppenheimer, Fermi, and Einstein.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 01:07 PM (kQs4Y)

259 I suspect one or more pundits misremembered "benign neglect" as "bigotry of low expectations"

Posted by: Undocumented at September 15, 2018 01:07 PM (iQKgg)

260 Trans rights campaigners at Goldsmiths University
described the Gulags as benign places where inmates received education,
training and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in clubs, sports and
theatre groups.



During a bizarre exchange on Twitter the LGBTQ group at Goldsmiths
Student Union described life in the Gulags as "rehabilitatory" and
"educational"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:00 PM (39g3+)


They forgot to mention education in forestry and the great contributions given to building transportation infrastructure like canals.

And I am sure the cells under the Lubyanka were described as "places of meditation and gentle correction" by that ascetic and chaste comrade Beria.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 15, 2018 01:07 PM (2K6fY)

261 including NAtional Zocialist party of Germany

As an aside, "Nazi" is how they pronounce the first four letters of Nationalsozialismus, the name of their movement. Our Democrats could rightfully be called Inter-Nazis.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 01:07 PM (9uM40)

262 Didn't Hitler and Porsche steal the Beetle from the Czechs?
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at September 15, 2018 01:05 PM (3DZIZ)

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No

Posted by: Undocumented at September 15, 2018 01:07 PM (iQKgg)

263 256 Might be the exact reason the Logan Act was written,why not try it out.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:08 PM (T4oHT)

264 Our Founders were heavily influenced by John Locke.
The founders of the Brazilian republic were heavily influenced by Auguste Comte.
(The motto on their flag, "Order and Progress," was the Positivist/Comptian motto.)

Auguste Comte! A more fatuous, more loathsome intellectualoid can hardly be found, next to Marx himself.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:08 PM (0jtPF)

265 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.

I wonder about Bonn. That seemed like such a strange choice, too.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 01:08 PM (9uM40)

266 The "scholar" who comments throughout is just spectacular.

He's the guy who created it.

Posted by: tu3031


Did not know that. He is brilliant.

Very surprised that vid hasn't been scrubbed from the 'Tubes.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 01:09 PM (fRQju)

267 241


DuckDuckGo gets you the same results for American Inventors as
Googlag. Except they throw in a photo of Clock Boy. How pitiful is that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 01:02 PM (SiINZ)


When you web search American Inventors, it is clear from the top 20 hits that that a politcal bias is the primary element in the results, cause the first ten hits are all people of color and then the 11th hit is a story about the wealth gap causing most inventors to be white.

Whut?

Unmitgated bias in search results. Goggle is a political activist organization.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 15, 2018 01:10 PM (9dzlp)

268 Florence has hardly moved since 4am this morning. Center seems close to Florence SC. It was 25 miles west of Myrtle beach at 4am.
Posted by: Skip
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Homesick.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2018 01:10 PM (H5fqZ)

269 #260 Gulag inhabitants pioneered ways for non-Eskimos to stay warm in deep freezes.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 01:10 PM (OMopJ)

270 http://tinyurl.com/y8bxjz8b

Trans rights campaigners at Goldsmiths University described the Gulags as benign places where inmates received education, training and enjoyed the opportunity to take part in clubs, sports and theatre groups.

During a bizarre exchange on Twitter the LGBTQ group at Goldsmiths Student Union described life in the Gulags as "rehabilitatory" and "educational"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:00 PM (39g3+)



Walter Duranty nods his approval

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 01:10 PM (SiINZ)

271 Wildly OT: Replacing a patio screen door I simply could not adjust the expansion bars to avoid either a quarter-inch gap at the top (above the latch) when the door was closed, or alternatively the top of the door sticking at the latch when partly opened. (The old door had the same problem, which without thinking I attributed to the door being funky.)

Finally, many F-bombs later I broke out my level and found that the door frame is out of plumb by about a quarter of an inch, hence the problem.

Bleg: does the Horde have any ideas on how to fix this? The frame is in an exterior wall, which of course raises the ante significantly.

Alternatively, I could just live with the gap, but every time I see it it pisses me off.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:10 PM (YqDXo)

272 ven DuckDuckGo brought up only black inventors.

I think DuckDuckGo is only a meta-search, to hide you from Google.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 01:11 PM (oTMWb)

273 Please stay safe there Eris, I don't think you need any more floods.

Whoo hoo, over 1,000 words.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 01:11 PM (/8qa9)

274 The "scholar" who comments throughout is just spectacular.

He's the guy who created it.

Posted by: tu3031


Did not know that. He is brilliant.

Very surprised that vid hasn't been scrubbed from the 'Tubes.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 01:09 PM (fRQju)

The "right" people haven't seen it yet....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:11 PM (NFEMn)

275 I think DuckDuckGo is only a meta-search, to hide you from Google.

Yeah I don't think they are a real search engine with their own system, they're just a front end anonymizer

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:11 PM (39g3+)

276 Congratulations Anna! Glad you are back in the saddle, so to speak.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 01:12 PM (kQs4Y)

277 I wonder about Bonn. That seemed like such a strange choice, too.
Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 01:08 PM (9uM40)


Chosen by the Western Allies for their convenience (and IIRC because it hadn't been bombed to smithereens).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:13 PM (YqDXo)

278
Can you make any adjustments on the track?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at September 15, 2018 01:14 PM (i+piv)

279
I'm scanning the document, but it's long and my eyes aren't great. Is that quote in there? I haven't found it so far.
Posted by: BurtTC


Ctrl-F search says NO

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (IqV8l)

280 Bleg: does the Horde have any ideas on how to fix this? The frame is in an exterior wall, which of course raises the ante significantly.

Alternatively, I could just live with the gap, but every time I see it it pisses me off.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity


Get a jack out of the trunk of your car. Cut a 2 X 4 X 8 to fit between jack and top of door. Slowly jack it up on low side over the course of a few hours.

Or wait for Skip with better idea.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (LOgQ4)

281 So the search engines are failing to bring up Oppenheimer, Goddard, and who else?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (/8qa9)

282 272 Bleg: does the Horde have any ideas on how to fix
this? The frame is in an exterior wall, which of course raises the ante
significantly.



Alternatively, I could just live with the gap, but every time I see it it pisses me off.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:10 PM (YqDXo)


The door frame usually doesn't take up all the space in the house hole. You can remove it, true it up, and then reinstall it with shims to keep it true. But personally I would call a professional carpenter.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (mpXpK)

283 I wonder about Bonn. That seemed like such a strange choice, too.


University town surrounded by rural countryside, away from connotations of Prussian militarism.

Posted by: Miklos, the best historian you're likely to get on a Saturday in a freakin' hurricane at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (zCyNd)

284 Here is an interesting tale:

Eldest Daughter (21) is in South Africa for a month visiting extended family and her boyfriend.

Boyfriend proposes to her on the beach on Thursday; she accepts.

Friday her new fiance goes to gov office to renew his SA passport which has expired. He was born in SA and has lived there his entire life. His bio father is Belgian and lives in Belgium.

Bitch at gov office says: "Your father isn't South African and our law says you are also NOT therefore South African, and now I am going to ensure you are instantly deported to Belgium because your SA passport is expired.

So 24 hours after getting engaged, Eldest Daughter hugs him at airport as he is deported (under heavy guard of course) to Belgium.

Gov office bitch gets fired for officially being The Worst Person in History. But that doesn't solve the problem.

Eldest Daughter is quite verklempt, but hanging in there.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (fRQju)

285
Yahoo gets the same results for American inventors. Ben Carson is in there a couple of times. Not sure what he invented. About the 30th image is Edison. Makes sense that Clock Boy would be well before a nobody like Edison

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 01:16 PM (SiINZ)

286

Alternatively, I could just live with the gap, but every time I see it it pisses me off.


One word: duct tape.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 15, 2018 01:16 PM (HaL55)

287 "...the door frame is out of plumb by about a quarter of an inch, hence the problem. ... any ideas on how to fix this?"

First, knock down the house...

Posted by: mindful webworker - then buy a boat at September 15, 2018 01:17 PM (XkxK0)

288

Ben Carson invented peanut butter.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at September 15, 2018 01:17 PM (i+piv)

289
Would you believe that Decades TV is running Get Smart episodes for the rest of the decade? err.. Would you believe for the entire year? errr...How about a weekend marathon?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 01:18 PM (SiINZ)

290 All Hail Eris, thanks.

How's this for a robbery note?

"Ni hao ma, this is a robbery. Please empty drawer of all cash. No surprises for me please. Tsu tsu."


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2018 01:19 PM (/8qa9)

291 Auguste Comte! A more fatuous, more loathsome intellectualoid can hardly be found, next to Marx himself.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille

Ahem!

Posted by: Justin Trudeau at September 15, 2018 01:19 PM (hSkdO)

292 The door frame usually doesn't take up all the space in the house hole. You can remove it, true it up, and then reinstall it with shims to keep it true. But personally I would call a professional carpenter.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (mpXpK)


Thanks. Makes sense. I'm not entirely incompetent as a DIYer, but OTOH I know my limitations, and am leery of messing with an exterior wall. The frame is aluminum, which may facilitate truing it up, but also may be why it went out of true, too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:19 PM (YqDXo)

293 Yahoo gets the same results for American inventors.

What am I-applied mathematical chopped liver?

Posted by: John von Neumann at September 15, 2018 01:20 PM (zCyNd)

294 "It has come to our attention that we have indisputable proof that sometime in the summer of 1970, Brett Kavanaugh took one giant step forward without asking, "Mother, May I?" This egregious breach of consent must mean the end of these proceedings. We will never allow anyone with such a misogynistic past on the Supreme Court of the United States.
A woman's consent shall never be assumed and we must leave this horrible vestige of Rape Culture and Male Supremacy on the ash heap of History."

Posted by: Diane Feinstein at September 15, 2018 01:20 PM (jp0Bv)

295

I'd just try gently tapping the side frame to see if you can true it up some.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at September 15, 2018 01:20 PM (i+piv)

296

Dad taught me that a hammer fixes everything.

Also, a butter knife makes for a great screwdriver, pry bar.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at September 15, 2018 01:21 PM (i+piv)

297 Letter from one of the 65 woman who signed the letter in support of Kavanaugh. Parts of it (in response to dopey leftists) are drily amusing :"To the person who doesn't think I look old enough to know Brett Kavanaugh, thanks from the bottom of my heart."'

https://tinyurl.com/y9rmg38m

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2018 01:21 PM (AllCR)

298 Auguste Comte! A more fatuous, more loathsome intellectualoid can hardly be found, next to Marx himself.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille


He was bad, but not a patch on Rousseau.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (YqDXo)

299 It should be against the law to do home repairs during football season. I know none of mine are getting done.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (HiLJ1)

300 Mind The Gap, that's our advice.

Posted by: The London Underground at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (ziPP0)

301 272 if it is a gap need to shim out the hinge side to cover it.
Is this a metal or wood screen door? Butt hinge or continuous hinge?

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (T4oHT)

302 Trump has 54.5 Million followers on twitter.

Go ahead punk. Make my day.

Posted by: JAS at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (3HNOQ)

303 293
Ahem!
Posted by: Justin Trudeau at September 15, 2018 01:19 PM (hSkdO)
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Justin, Justin, Justin.
You are not a writer and a thinker.
No, not even a bad one.
You are a runway model. Like Obama.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (0jtPF)

304 Also, a butter knife makes for a great screwdriver, pry bar.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at September 15, 2018 01:21 PM (i+piv)

So who invented the peanut butter knife, Mr. Smartypants?

Posted by: Miklos, a trivial sort at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (zCyNd)

305 Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (fRQju)

huh
an efficient bureaucracy
shocking

technically that's how it should work really

so is your daughter's fiance Caucasian? Wondering if the government worker is being racist.

prayers for him and your daughter

it may be a blessing in disguise, SA is sounding more and more like it's teetering on the brink of genocide

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 01:23 PM (CE6iV)

306 I'm scanning the document, but it's long and my eyes aren't great. Is that quote in there? I haven't found it so far.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:07 PM (cY3LT)

This is much shorter and lists many of Moynihan's conclusions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wifi/The_Negro_Family_The_Case_For_National_Action
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (9BLnV)


Ctrl-F search says NO
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (IqV8l)


Yep. Using my own eyeballs, I didn't find it.

I can recall many years ago, probably Rush, attributing the quote to Moynihan. Someone somewhere has to have it.

If anyone can point out where, I will be grateful.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:23 PM (cY3LT)

307 286---Eldest Daughter is quite verklempt, but hanging in there.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 01:15 PM (fRQju)
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Yikes!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:24 PM (0jtPF)

308 gardening thread up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 15, 2018 01:24 PM (mpXpK)

309 I'd just try gently tapping the side frame to see if you can true it up some.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at September 15, 2018 01:20 PM (i+piv)

Worth a shot. Thanks.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:24 PM (YqDXo)

310 Garden Nood is up

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:24 PM (T4oHT)

311 Same-picture ladies are "Patricia Bath" (fairly cool; invented a form of laser cataract surgery), and "Sarah Goode" (who invented... a bed that folds into a cabinet). A frickin' bed? That's important enough to list? (Also raycisss; implying black people are lazy!)
Posted by: mikeski at September 15, 2018 12:52 PM (P1f+c)


Sounds similar to lasik, which was invented by a white dude. Wonder if they included him.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 01:24 PM (/qEW2)

312 Nood Gardening!!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 15, 2018 01:24 PM (2sCft)

313 291
Would you believe that Decades TV is running Get Smart episodes for the rest of the decade? err.. Would you believe for the entire year? errr...How about a weekend marathon?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2018 01:18 PM (SiINZ)

I'm still trying to get over the fact that Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo was on Turner Classic Movies last night. I wish I was making that up.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at September 15, 2018 01:25 PM (jp0Bv)

314 Yep. Using my own eyeballs, I didn't find it.

And don't go searching your old-fangled "paper" copies. Anything in there is bound to be outdated.

Posted by: Google.com at September 15, 2018 01:25 PM (ziPP0)

315 I'd just try gently tapping the side frame to see if you can true it up some.

Full swings with a sledgehammer may be necessary.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 01:27 PM (ziPP0)

316

And don't dent up the metal. Use a little block of wood.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at September 15, 2018 01:27 PM (i+piv)

317 Auguste Comte! A more fatuous, more loathsome intellectualoid can hardly be found, next to Marx himself.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille

He was bad, but not a patch on Rousseau.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (YqDXo)


Highly recommended book: Paul Johnson's "Intellectuals."

It's short and quite punchy. Rousseau gets the business, as they say. Not many rogues in history who have caused, and continue to cause, more damage than he.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:28 PM (cY3LT)

318 Thanks, Votermom.

Yep, he is white and yes it probably had a lot to do with race.

The entire extended family in SA is working on emigrating to anywhere but there as soon as possible.

Sad because it is a beautiful country. But the commies are in charge and everyone has known for decades that once Mandela kicked the bucket then all bets we're off.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2018 01:29 PM (fRQju)

319 A small gap is a easy fix on a door one way or another.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:30 PM (T4oHT)

320

''I went to Washington to challenge the soft bigotry of low expectations.''
- Jonathan Kozol
Read more at https://izquotes.com/quotes/expectations/20

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 01:31 PM (LOgQ4)

321 #289 Remove the door casing and sawzall the doorframe hardware and rest frame on shim. Pack of wedges and use screws if wood is old and brittle. Use a 2' level. Beware of house being out of plumb.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 01:31 PM (OMopJ)

322 300
He was bad, but not a patch on Rousseau.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (YqDXo)
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Oh, yeah.
Let's face it. If you are going to stay up all night, sipping expresso, puffing cigarettes, and arguing about who is the Anti-Christ, the real contestants will be Marx and Rousseau.
Poor Comte.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:31 PM (0jtPF)

323 303 272 if it is a gap need to shim out the hinge side to cover it.
Is this a metal or wood screen door? Butt hinge or continuous hinge?
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:22 PM (T4oHT)


It's a metal screen door, since I'm done with vinyl ones. There's no hinge; it's a sliding screen door backed by a glass patio door (which, on closer examination, has the same problem, but to a lesser extent, and in any case the door is deep enough in the slot that there's no visible gap.)

Apparently the slot for the screen door is more out of true. One possibility that occurred to me was to place a piece of wood in the screen slot and whack the wood a few times with a mallet in hopes of getting some more room for the door.

Whaddya think? I mean, if the aluminum bent a bit from the house settling, maybe I could ... uh ... de-settle it a bit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

324 The frustrating thing about Rousseau is that pretty much everything he ever said has been proven ridiculous nonsense. But what he says is so pretty and fits so many young peoples' preconceptions that his idiotic lies live on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)

325 Cap'n Billy gets ready for "war"...


https://tinyurl.com/yc63f2hk

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2018 01:34 PM (jDF8P)

326 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 15, 2018 12:24 PM (wldC6)

Where is "here"? That old battle axe Goodwin is part of the crooked media too, despite being a historian.

Posted by: clutch at September 15, 2018 01:35 PM (kiSdp)

327 323 #289 Remove the door casing and sawzall the doorframe hardware and rest frame on shim. Pack of wedges and use screws if wood is old and brittle. Use a 2' level. Beware of house being out of plumb.
Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2018 01:31 PM (OMopJ)


I have a four foot level, but I'm concerned that what you're describing may be a bit beyond my ability. But I'll check it out and see exactly what's involved.

I have not yet begun to screw the place up!

But I'm working on it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:36 PM (YqDXo)

328 To be fair, there are more than a few hoodrats engaged the illegal drug trade who are whizzes with numbers and figures.....
Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 12:36 PM (NFEMn)


That would justify them appearing on a search for "great American CPAs".

Seriously, I don't think keeping accurate books is all that great an accomplishment. Maybe they're using Excel. In any case, it doesn't put them on a level with Edison, Teller, Tesla, von Neumann, etc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 01:36 PM (/qEW2)

329 319---Highly recommended book: Paul Johnson's "Intellectuals."

It's short and quite punchy. Rousseau gets the business, as they say. Not many rogues in history who have caused, and continue to cause, more damage than he.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:28 PM (cY3LT)
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Seconded! And if you have (older) kids, it's a perfect introduction to many of our more noxious modern thinkers.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:36 PM (0jtPF)

330 326 The frustrating thing about Rousseau is that pretty much everything he ever said has been proven ridiculous nonsense. But what he says is so pretty and fits so many young peoples' preconceptions that his idiotic lies live on.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)


Those two idiots cycling through Tajikstan took Rousseau seriously, and paid the ultimate price.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:37 PM (YqDXo)

331 326 The frustrating thing about Rousseau is that pretty much everything he ever said has been proven ridiculous nonsense. But what he says is so pretty and fits so many young peoples' preconceptions that his idiotic lies live on.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)


Thirded!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:37 PM (YqDXo)

332 Seriously, I don't think keeping accurate books is all that great an accomplishment. Maybe they're using Excel. In any case, it doesn't put them on a level with Edison, Teller, Tesla, von Neumann, etc.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 01:36 PM (/qEW2)

I was half-joking....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:37 PM (NFEMn)

333 Thirded!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:37 PM (YqDXo)


That was a (bungled) endorsement of Paul Johnson's book.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:39 PM (YqDXo)

334 If it's not the sliding track out of level and the side that is out could try tapping the frame or screen door.
The track out of true level on a slider could be a issue.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:39 PM (T4oHT)

335 Those two idiots cycling through Tajikstan took Rousseau seriously, and paid the ultimate price.

They got to the "nasty, brutish, and short" concept toward the end.

Posted by: Miklos, lessons learned at September 15, 2018 01:39 PM (zCyNd)

336 "Philosophy" is the art of bullshit.

Don't get me wrong--there are great "ideas" and personal "philosophies of life" that serve people well--but most of that boils down to common sense and the wisdom of the ages.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:40 PM (NFEMn)

337 ''I went to Washington to challenge the soft bigotry of low expectations.''
- Jonathan Kozol
Read more at https://izquotes.com/quotes/expectations/20
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 15, 2018 01:31 PM (LOgQ4)


Yes, everyone everywhere says it now. The internet seems to stop going back any further than 1999 and Michael Gerson. I believe my memory of it goes back further than that, and I am sure it's somewhere attributed to Moynihan.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:41 PM (cY3LT)

338 336 If it's not the sliding track out of level and the side that is out could try tapping the frame or screen door.
The track out of true level on a slider could be a issue.
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:39 PM (T4oHT)


I'll give it a shot.

Thanks to the Horde for the suggestions. I spent all dreaming about what to do about this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 01:42 PM (YqDXo)

339 Has anyone been to the 4U symphony celebration of Prince shows? It is at Verizon tonight. The Roots' Questlove curated it, and I know he is a huge Prince fan.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 01:43 PM (PUmDY)

340 326 The frustrating thing about Rousseau is that pretty much everything he ever said has been proven ridiculous nonsense. But what he says is so pretty and fits so many young peoples' preconceptions that his idiotic lies live on.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:33 PM (39g3+)
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One of my sons asked me to list the 10 books that I thought best explained the contemporary world. (Not an easy task, especially when you get down past #6 or so!)

Irving Babbitt's Rousseau and Romanticism was the first one I picked.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:44 PM (0jtPF)

341 Jay is side door is closing to wood or a metal part of the door system?
If you have a plumb bob it will work as true as anything. But then who has one of them these days. Everyone has line lasers

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (T4oHT)

342 If it's true, as Nietzsche says (oh blow it out your ass Howard!), that the concept of justice is simply the sublimated instinct for revenge, and that the inferior person can never fully avenge himself on his betters for his inferiority, then "Social Justice" is entirely understandable. It is simply class revenge.

Posted by: jbspry at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (d/n9j)

343 Rousseau's theories about native innocence and man being innately good but corrupted by outside forces is transparently idiotic and false. Where did the bad originally come from, if we're all innately decent and innocent originally??

But that's the #1 foundational principle of leftist thought. If only we get rid of the bad influences and people who corrupt things, we'll have paradise!! Now, only an actual or intellectual juvenile would even entertain such a notion, its so obviously false. But that's their base presupposition, its like a theorem in Geometry: we believe this and base our ideas on it without defending or proving it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (39g3+)

344 Sorry, Postulate, not Theorum.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (39g3+)

345 Yes, everyone everywhere says it now. The internet seems to stop going back any further than 1999 and Michael Gerson. I believe my memory of it goes back further than that, and I am sure it's somewhere attributed to Moynihan.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:41 PM (cY3LT)

George W. used that phrase in a speech and as others have pointed out Rush has used it a lot since. I don't know who coined it--it could have been Moynihan--but who knows....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:49 PM (NFEMn)

346
Highly recommended book: Paul Johnson's "Intellectuals."

It's short and quite punchy. Rousseau gets the business, as they say. Not many rogues in history who have caused, and continue to cause, more damage than he.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:28 PM (cY3LT)
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Great book! I believe Bertrand Russel got a right rogering too.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 01:50 PM (kQs4Y)

347 Gerson is also a Trump-hater so fuck him anyway...

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:51 PM (NFEMn)

348 Great book! I believe Bertrand Russel got a right rogering too.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 01:50 PM (kQs4Y)

He deserves it after giving Katie Perry an STD.....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:52 PM (NFEMn)

349 There's a short list of the men most responsible for destroying modern culture and the momentum of civilization, and some of them are broadly considered heroic figures of thought and culture. Likely even embraced and respected by people here such as Freud and Darwin.

Basically they came up with a secular religious system to explain all the things religious did in the past, but without that icky God stuff and absolute, objective morality.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:53 PM (39g3+)

350 I am on my 3rd line laser, Used it on a camera tripod about 3 feet high,it gives a level and plumb laser line ( +) so I can measure the corners and middle without touching it.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:53 PM (T4oHT)

351 >>>Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:37 PM (NFEMn)

Ugh, I can be a tone deaf idiot. Sorry.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2018 01:54 PM (/qEW2)

352 338 "Philosophy" is the art of bullshit.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:40 PM (NFEMn)
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Bullshit.

Although, come to think of it, you DID put the word "philosophy" in scare quotes. Philosophy, the search for truth and wisdom, is not BS at all.

But any "philosophy" that starts with the premise that objective truth does not exist and that the wisdom of the ages is worthless is ANTI-philosophical. It can only be sophistry or ideology* --- IOW, bullshit.

(I'm using "ideology" in the original Marxist sense of ideas in service to revolutionary action.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:54 PM (0jtPF)

353 Brasilia is the first world capital that was placed at a site chosen completely at random.

Posted by: Cicero


"My ass is numb.

Build it here."

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2018 01:54 PM (XSPsI)

354 The suicide rate for transgenders is shocking. And yet, ignored.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2018 01:54 PM (yQpMk)

355 Georgia and Clemson are beating the snot out of some Jr Colleges today, as expected.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2018 01:56 PM (yQpMk)

356 Grump -Yet Leftists are actually trying to promote it.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:57 PM (T4oHT)

357 Philosophers have spent the last 300 years trying to destroy God, and in the process have destroyed man, instead. Purpose, meaning, truth, reality, hope, dignity, pretty much everything that makes life have any significance and value have been argued away by pompous pretentious twits. And credulous fools nod like bobbleheads going along with it because it serves their purposes. This must be true because it matches what I wish to be true!

If truth is never hard, scary, or frustrating, its not truth at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:57 PM (39g3+)

358 LSU /auburn should be decent.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 01:58 PM (PUmDY)

359 Rule number one-NO POOFTERS!!!

Posted by: Philosophy Dept., Univ. of Wallamalloo at September 15, 2018 01:59 PM (zCyNd)

360 Alabama @ Ole Miss is the game of the day for me, obviously. We get to see what we really have on defense in this rebuilding year.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alum, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:00 PM (yQpMk)

361 Yet Leftists are actually trying to promote it.

"I don't know what you're talking about!"
--Netflix

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:01 PM (39g3+)

362 362, all the good games this year are away, besides auburn and atm.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:02 PM (PUmDY)

363 344 If it's true, as Nietzsche says (oh blow it out your ass Howard!), that the concept of justice is simply the sublimated instinct for revenge, and that the inferior person can never fully avenge himself on his betters for his inferiority, then "Social Justice" is entirely understandable. It is simply class revenge.
Posted by: jbspry at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (d/n9j)
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If you accept Nietzsche's premise that there is no God, his argument is quite sound. IMO.

(Although today we have to strike out the word "class," given that identity politics concerns itself with many non-economic resentments.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 02:03 PM (0jtPF)

364 Yes, everyone everywhere says it now. The internet seems to stop going back any further than 1999 and Michael Gerson. I believe my memory of it goes back further than that, and I am sure it's somewhere attributed to Moynihan.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:41 PM (cY3LT)

George W. used that phrase in a speech and as others have pointed out Rush has used it a lot since. I don't know who coined it--it could have been Moynihan--but who knows....
Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:49 PM (NFEMn)


Right, Gerson was the Bush speechwriter who used it in '99. I believe Rush was using it long before that, because I don't listen to Rush anymore (no other reason than I don't have the time), and I can remember him talking about it way back when.

He was also fond of playing excerpts from JFK speeches, where Kennedy was all in for free market principles. The left has been working hard to erase that one from the memory banks too.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 02:04 PM (cY3LT)

365 Yet Leftists are actually trying to promote it.
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:57 PM (T4oHT)

I was gonna ask "transgism or suicide " but then I realized it's both

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 02:06 PM (CE6iV)

366 Going to Red Stick for the first time in years.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:06 PM (PUmDY)

367 Highly recommended book: Paul Johnson's "Intellectuals."

It's short and quite punchy. Rousseau gets the business, as they say. Not many rogues in history who have caused, and continue to cause, more damage than he.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 01:28 PM (cY3LT)
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Great book! I believe Bertrand Russel got a right rogering too.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 01:50 PM (kQs4Y)


Yep. Of course Marx gets a chapter, and Tolstoy as well, I believe. Berthold Brecht gets the treatment too.

I can't remember who else. Johnson picked his targets well, and frankly I don't care if or how he was unfair to them.

Oh, Sartre makes the list too, I believe.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 02:07 PM (cY3LT)

368 Going to Red Stick for the first time in years.


I think it alternates. We won there 10-0 in 2016.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:09 PM (yQpMk)

369 I think George Bernard Shaw smacked around too.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 02:09 PM (kQs4Y)

370 I could find my book but -- *flails ineffectually*-- it's beyond my grasp at the moment.

*sips coffee*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 02:10 PM (kQs4Y)

371 162 What are they going to do with James Naismith's entry?
Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2018 12:39 PM (asM0l)

Reference his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-...great-great-grandson, Miles.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 15, 2018 02:10 PM (brIR5)

372 Migrant nearly loses penis after kicking dog in Spain

https://twitter.com/V_of_Europe/status/1040731625951318016

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 02:11 PM (CE6iV)

373 Poo.
The important games today are Cincinnati at Chicago and Pittsburgh at Milwaukee!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 02:11 PM (0jtPF)

374 370, you are correct. auburn home game years always have the crappier sec home games.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:12 PM (PUmDY)

375 343 Jay is side door is closing to wood or a metal part of the door system?
If you have a plumb bob it will work as true as anything. But then who has one of them these days. Everyone has line lasers
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (T4oHT)


Closes to a metal part. I actually have a plumb bob here somewhere, but usually use a line laser too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 02:14 PM (YqDXo)

376 Troy State has always given Nebraska all they want. I think that was the matchup for Troy's first Div 1 game.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:16 PM (yQpMk)

377 Grump, there is a bus company called Rally Bus that has a party bus from and back to Nola for the game for under $50 round trip.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:16 PM (PUmDY)

378 I haved pondered few times to read the Koran front to back. One thing would be to find out why Mohammed hated dogs. I suspect eitherhisfather never let him have a puppy or the neighbor's dogg bit him after trying to get his baseball back.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:17 PM (T4oHT)

379 Troy is up 17-10 but Nebraska is threatening to tie it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:17 PM (yQpMk)

380 "We must not replace the tyranny of segregation with the tyranny of low expectations."
- Bill Clinton, 1997

Posted by: Undocumented at September 15, 2018 02:18 PM (iQKgg)

381 345 Rousseau's theories about native innocence and man being innately good but corrupted by outside forces is transparently idiotic and false. Where did the bad originally come from, if we're all innately decent and innocent originally??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (39g3+)


It comes from society, of course. Where did society come from? Oh, from the innately decent and innocent Man, of course.

Hmmm.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 02:18 PM (YqDXo)

382 Jordon-Hare stadium is worth 14 points to Auburn. Massive home field advantage there.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:18 PM (yQpMk)

383 FG N. Troy still leads 17-13 late in the 3rd.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:19 PM (yQpMk)

384 I hate that stadium and town.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:19 PM (PUmDY)

385 Girl928 graduated from Auburn. Mercifully, they didn't get my money.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:20 PM (yQpMk)

386 380 I haved pondered few times to read the Koran front to back. One thing would be to find out why Mohammed hated dogs. I suspect eitherhisfather never let him have a puppy or the neighbor's dogg bit him after trying to get his baseball back.
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:17 PM (T4oHT)


I tried reading it, but it was like reading Nostradamus's rantings or astrological "analyses." It struck me as a transcription of a madman's ravings (I know, Mohammed didn't write it, but after years in Berkeley I'm all too familiar with madmen's ravings on street corners).

I lost interest and blew it off.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 15, 2018 02:20 PM (YqDXo)

387 Skip, the theory I read is that the antipathy to dogs was part of the war on Zoroastrianism, which reveres dogs

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 02:21 PM (CE6iV)

388 345 Rousseau's theories about native innocence and man being innately good but corrupted by outside forces is transparently idiotic and false. Where did the bad originally come from, if we're all innately decent and innocent originally??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 01:47 PM (39g3+)
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If we were innately good we would not need free will.

God gave us free will and we have to make behavioral choices.

(Full disclosure: I am choosing at this moment to be slothful.)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 15, 2018 02:21 PM (kQs4Y)

389 Before line lasers I would clamp a plumb bob tothe head and measure to the line each side.
Since its metal jamb can you shim the open side towards the door or is it a complete frame attached at corners in which case the head needs to be free to move.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:21 PM (T4oHT)

390 369---......I can't remember who else. Johnson picked his targets well, and frankly I don't care if or how he was unfair to them.

Oh, Sartre makes the list too, I believe.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2018 02:07 PM (cY3LT)
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Yes, Sartre does --- which is why your mention of the book immediately made me think of how good a resource it can be for (older) kids!

My son asked me who Sartre was and what his beliefs were. I steered him to Johnson's chapter because it's so readable and, fair or not, a good intro. Then he could read Wiki, chapters in history of philosophy books, or Sartre himself, if he liked.

(He didn't like, well, not beyond Wiki --- but at least he got some idea who Sartre was!)


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 02:22 PM (0jtPF)

391 Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:20 PM (yQpMk)

Nothing wrong with Auburn.

Posted by: clutch at September 15, 2018 02:23 PM (kiSdp)

392
"Brazil is the nation of the future and will always be."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2018 02:24 PM (LsBY9)

393 Texas is planning on erasing Hillary Clinton

Posted by: Comrade at September 15, 2018 02:24 PM (qf+RY)

394 Grump928, when were you there?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:24 PM (PUmDY)

395 I haved pondered few times to read the Koran front to back. One thing would be to find out why Mohammed hated dogs.

I have read it. There's nothing in there explaining WHY dogs are bad. Really there's not very much explaining anything, just a lot of assertions and statements. Its just cultural, middle eastern cultures despise dogs for their behavior when not domesticated.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:24 PM (39g3+)

396 Nothing wrong with Auburn.


Meh. I root for Little Brother when they aren't playing us.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:24 PM (yQpMk)

397 Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:20 PM (yQpMk)

By the way, what was the name of the security cameras you recommended? I think it was you.

Posted by: clutch at September 15, 2018 02:24 PM (kiSdp)

398 Grump928, when were you there?

The 70s. That golden age between The Pill and AIDS.

"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,. But to be young was very heaven"

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:26 PM (yQpMk)

399 Meh. I root for Little Brother when they aren't playing us.
Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:24 PM (yQpMk)

Ha, we have a school up north that tried tagging us with that name. We have beaten them about 8 of the last 10 or so.

Posted by: clutch at September 15, 2018 02:26 PM (kiSdp)

400 Grump928, my hatred of auburn developed during during Tubberville and the thumb years.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:27 PM (PUmDY)

401 I graduated in 91.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:28 PM (PUmDY)

402 By the way, what was the name of the security cameras you recommended? I think it was you.

This one: https://amzn.to/2OnGhIt

I only paid $178 for it but I see it has gone up to $209.

So far I really am happy with it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:28 PM (yQpMk)

403 380 I haved pondered few times to read the Koran front to back........
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:17 PM (T4oHT)
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There are two books which OUGHT to be fascinating that I have found just plain unreadable. Disjointed, plodding, obtuse, tedious.
One is the Koran and the other Mein Kampf.

I thought the Devil was supposed to have a silver tongue.
Evidently he hasn't got a silver pen.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 02:28 PM (0jtPF)

404 Grump928, my hatred of auburn developed during during Tubberville and the thumb years.


Yeah, Tubb had our number.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:29 PM (yQpMk)

405 Thanks Grump. Of course they have gone up.

Posted by: clutch at September 15, 2018 02:29 PM (kiSdp)

406 Oh, Sartre makes the list too, I believe.

I think I read that part, he's a drunken fart, and very rarely stable?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:30 PM (39g3+)

407 There are two books which OUGHT to be fascinating that I have found just plain unreadable. Disjointed, plodding, obtuse, tedious.
One is the Koran and the other Mein Kampf.


I think part of it might be translation but yeah the Koran is pretty bad reading. There are parts that are kind of beautiful, but they're swiped almost whole cloth from the Bible, so...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:30 PM (39g3+)

408 And Fat Phil and Tennessee.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:31 PM (PUmDY)

409 Been racking my brain for a half hour, saw a bumper sticker that read
In Nature, all things are possible, whereas it's God that all things are possible. Nature has laws written in stone so its possible or not.
Wish I could have told the Leftist that.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:31 PM (T4oHT)

410 Thanks Grump. Of course they have gone up.


Yeah. I was about to order another one @ $178 just for the cameras since the base is capable of 8 channels. I looked at the cameras by themselves and they were $50 a pop.

I should have pulled the trigger but I am broke for the rest of this month.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:32 PM (yQpMk)

411 I've posted it before, but it's incredible to ponder that the state (the state, mind you) of Alabama has only missed having 8 of the last 10 national championships by 7 total points and a matter of seconds worth of game time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 02:32 PM (JTUFF)

412 Skip and Chris, you may find this interesting

http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/Animals/dog.htm

DOG IN ANCIENT IRAN

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 02:32 PM (CE6iV)

413 Been racking my brain for a half hour, saw a bumper sticker that read
In Nature, all things are possible


That's the same kind of scientific acumen that Harrison Ford holds, when you "believe in" science, but don't actually understand it. All things are NOT actually possible in nature, because of the very specific and strict natural laws in place. There's a lot possible, but not everything.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:33 PM (39g3+)

414 CNS is a winning cyborg.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:33 PM (PUmDY)

415 I've posted it before, but it's incredible to ponder that the state (the state, mind you) of Alabama has only missed having 8 of the last 10 national championships by 7 total points and a matter of seconds worth of game time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 02:32 PM (JTUFF)



If you want to play What-If, we were a MUCH better matchup against FSU than Auburn. Kick Fucking Six prevented Bama from winning another NC there.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:35 PM (yQpMk)

416 403 I certainly have read lots of Koran passages.
Marx and Engles might also fit there

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:35 PM (T4oHT)

417 Dogs are, in the wild, effectively scavengers, and everyone pretty much universally looks down on scavengers, at least if they have any actual experience with nature. The Bald Eagle is kind of the only exception, the rest are just not liked (vultures, etc). They're also essentially cowardly but gang up on targets which is pretty broadly despised as well.

However, dogs have the virtue that they can be bred and domesticated and trained to be better than their natural selves. Kind of like men.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:35 PM (39g3+)

418 Buying Cam Newton also fuels my auburn hatred.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:37 PM (PUmDY)

419 I like Cam Newton.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:37 PM (yQpMk)

420 apparently it is arm licking time

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 02:38 PM (CE6iV)

421 Lester is pitching again today? Didn't he just pitch?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2018 02:39 PM (lwiT4)

422 You should see all the auburn fans that show up for the Panthers/Falcons games. They all wear auburn gear.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:39 PM (PUmDY)

423 (S)cam Newton.

Posted by: clutch at September 15, 2018 02:39 PM (kiSdp)

424 People were saying he was too proud of himself. I pointed out that he was the entire offense of an undefeated SEC team. If it had been me, I'd have been walking around campus with my wang hanging out inviting passersby to admire it's length and girth.

He was the real deal. He came within half a yard of throwing himself a touchdown pass.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:39 PM (yQpMk)

425 Vmom great article on Persian culture and dogs Interesting to see how the Jewish culture affected their mythology and religion.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:40 PM (39g3+)

426 Not disputing his talent.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:40 PM (PUmDY)

427 I do wish we had won that Iron Bowl though. It would have made no difference in Auburn getting the NC game that year.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:42 PM (yQpMk)

428
What about that anonymous report that Maxine Waters once talked to a Chinese spy about doing "things" with a Shetland pony while in high school.
You know it can't be true. I mean ... high school !!

Posted by: undocumented illegal Martin Luther King Jr at September 15, 2018 02:43 PM (e8kgV)

429 Dan Mullen thought Cam was going to MSU until the last minute.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:43 PM (PUmDY)

430 I wish he had gone to Bama. I'm sure we could have afforded him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:44 PM (yQpMk)

431 Votermom - Interesting artical about dogs

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:45 PM (T4oHT)

432 Shitland Pony?

Are you sure it wasn't John Kerry?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 02:45 PM (CE6iV)

433 416 403 I certainly have read lots of Koran passages.
Marx and Engles might also fit there
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2018 02:35 PM (T4oHT)
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Marx isn't quite as awful because at least he is making systematic arguments. There's structure to what he is saying, even if his premises are all wrong.

He may (usually) be dry and tedious --- especially in Das Kapital --- but he's coherent.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 02:45 PM (0jtPF)

434 Troy needs a TD here to ice this game.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:46 PM (yQpMk)

435 Ncaa tried to investigate Cam's recruitment, and auburn basically told them to go screw themselves.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:48 PM (PUmDY)

436 I think Cam's Dad basically scammed some people out of money. I don't think Cam got any of it or even knew about it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:49 PM (yQpMk)

437 But like I said, I like the guy so I could just be covering for him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:50 PM (yQpMk)

438 437, lol.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:51 PM (PUmDY)

439 Didn't cam get in trouble initially for stealing a kid's laptop or something? Campus police came to his room and he pitched it out the dorm window?

Posted by: NCKate at September 15, 2018 02:52 PM (T5wXH)

440 TD Troy. I think that will do it for Nebraska. Ha Ha.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:52 PM (yQpMk)

441 421 Lester is pitching again today? Didn't he just pitch?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2018 02:39 PM (lwiT4)
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It seems ..... yeah, didn't he pitch the first game against the beer people? That would make it only 4 days of rest. Hmmm.
Maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 02:52 PM (0jtPF)

442 Yes. He put a bunch of stickers/decals on it.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:53 PM (PUmDY)

443 I am confused by a thread that discusses both pitching and touchdowns.
Sports are mystifying to me.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 02:54 PM (CE6iV)

444 He should have just had a booster buy him one.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:54 PM (yQpMk)

445 That was when he was at Gainesville, I think.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:54 PM (PUmDY)

446 435 Ncaa tried to investigate Cam's recruitment, and auburn basically told them to go screw themselves.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:48 PM (PUmDY)
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*gasp*
You mean the NCAA plays favorites with Big Time schools?!?
Gee, I wonder if that's why the Seminoles still get to be the Seminoles.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 02:55 PM (0jtPF)

447 Father928 was on a major college NCAA compliance committee so I learned some interesting things about money and athletes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:55 PM (yQpMk)

448 No, ncaa didn't have subpoena powers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:56 PM (PUmDY)

449 446, they do play favorites, though.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 02:57 PM (PUmDY)

450 For instance, the NCAA has money for athletes that have a need through family emergency and such. They want to dissuade from taking cash from outsiders.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:58 PM (yQpMk)

451 God and the ncaa must really hate Louisville then

Posted by: NCKate at September 15, 2018 02:59 PM (T5wXH)

452 The fbi is involved with Louisville.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:00 PM (PUmDY)

453 nice designs Dr No!
How is threadless working out for you? Do you like their set-up?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 03:00 PM (CE6iV)

454 That's the same kind of scientific acumen that Harrison Ford holds, when you "believe in" science, but don't actually understand it. All things are NOT actually possible in nature, because of the very specific and strict natural laws in place. There's a lot possible, but not everything.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 02:33 PM (39g3+)

Until it happens "once."

Posted by: Pascal at September 15, 2018 03:01 PM (NFEMn)

455 Man flashes OK sign during Coast Guard report... gets removed from his job for racism.

http://tinyurl.com/y8v7fvye

"A member of a U.S. Coast Guard team responding to Tropical Storm Florence in South Carolina appeared to flash a white power hand gesture in the background as a captain was being interviewed Friday by MSNBC."

NBC just uncritically assumes its a Hitler salute, without any skepticism.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 03:01 PM (39g3+)

456 I haved pondered few times to read the Koran front to back. One thing would be to find out why Mohammed hated dogs.
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Because we were on to that asshole....

Posted by: Dogs Everywhere at September 15, 2018 03:04 PM (NFEMn)

457 If you want to play What-If, we were a MUCH better
matchup against FSU than Auburn. Kick Fucking Six prevented Bama from
winning another NC there.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 02:35 PM (yQpMk)


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My personal favorite is the crazy Arkansas lateral in their game against Ole Miss that was directly responsible for Alabama making it to that year's national championship.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 03:04 PM (JTUFF)

458 Because we were on to that asshole....
Posted by: Dogs Everywhere at September 15, 2018 03:04 PM (NFEMn)

he tried to bang a dog and it bit him
since then it's been all sheep all the time

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 03:05 PM (CE6iV)

459 NBC just uncritically assumes its a Hitler salute, without any skepticism.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 03:01 PM (39g3+)


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I think it was a moron who noted earlier that we've reached the point where our nation is being governed by internet memes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 03:05 PM (JTUFF)

460 TD Nebraska. They have to go for 2.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:05 PM (yQpMk)

461 Nood Pets

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 15, 2018 03:05 PM (Dhht7)

462 Operation O-K-K-K is a great name, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 03:06 PM (JTUFF)

463 TD Nebraska.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 03:06 PM (HiLJ1)

464 I'd love to see Troy vs UCF

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 03:07 PM (JTUFF)

465 The conversion fails. 2:55 to go, three timeouts.

Do they go for the onside kick or not? I think that I would.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:07 PM (yQpMk)

466 460,Can't fine game

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:07 PM (PUmDY)

467 I have it at 610 on DTV.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:08 PM (yQpMk)

468 *gasp* *wheeze*

Front yard's done.

*plop*

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2018 03:08 PM (sdi6R)

469 BigTen network.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:08 PM (yQpMk)

470 You can't go anywhere in the ncaa hof without seeing the kick six play, not going back.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:09 PM (PUmDY)

471 They did not, btw. I think that was a mistake.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:09 PM (yQpMk)

472 455---NBC just uncritically assumes its a Hitler salute, without any skepticism.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2018 03:01 PM (39g3+)
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I don't care about NBC.
I care that the Coast Guard didn't tell them to seek psychiatric help.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 03:11 PM (0jtPF)

473 "Philosophy" is the art of bullshit.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2018 01:40 PM (NFEMn)
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Bullshit.

Although, come to think of it, you DID put the word "philosophy" in scare quotes. Philosophy, the search for truth and wisdom, is not BS at all.

But any "philosophy" that starts with the premise that objective truth does not exist and that the wisdom of the ages is worthless is ANTI-philosophical. It can only be sophistry or ideology* --- IOW, bullshit.

(I'm using "ideology" in the original Marxist sense of ideas in service to revolutionary action.)
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2018 01:54 PM (0jtPF)

Yes, I understand the "good" in Philosophy. I should have specified "Philosophy" as a course subject in college--and exposing young undergrads to it. THAT is bullshit.
Now if truly brilliant. well-read people want to sit around and discuss the meaning of life and the search for truth, fine.

Posted by: Dogs Everywhere at September 15, 2018 03:12 PM (NFEMn)

474 Remember before cable when nbc played almost every ND game?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:14 PM (PUmDY)

475 rickl, going to see the Girl from the North Country play in early Nov.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:16 PM (PUmDY)

476 Because we were on to that asshole....
Posted by: Dogs Everywhere at September 15, 2018 03:04 PM (NFEMn)

he tried to bang a dog and it bit him
since then it's been all sheep all the time
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 03:05 PM (CE6iV)

Hmm-- Dogs, Sheep.....I think Mohamed hated Pigs too...
Hey, mates--I think I got an idea for our next album!

Posted by: Roger Waters of Pink Floyd at September 15, 2018 03:16 PM (NFEMn)

477 Interception Troy!

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 03:16 PM (HiLJ1)

478 One of the smartest men I know took his degree in Philosophy. Super Conservative.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:18 PM (yQpMk)

479 pet nood

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 15, 2018 03:19 PM (CE6iV)

480
Interception Troy!

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 03:16 PM (HiLJ1)


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Honestly, this is what worries me about the Ole Miss game. They have NOTHING to lose. Absolutely nothing. They can play like crazy and only worry about this one game, and that makes them very dangerous.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 03:20 PM (JTUFF)

481 MR, we haven't had a passer like Tua before. I am not worried.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:22 PM (PUmDY)

482 MR, we haven't had a passer like Tua before. I am not worried.


We have essentially a whole new defense. I wouldn't be surprised by a shootout.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:23 PM (yQpMk)

483 Nice game by Troy, btw.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:24 PM (yQpMk)

484 Heck, I'm still giddy that we're converting 3rd downs again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 03:24 PM (JTUFF)

485 Heck, I'm still giddy that we're converting 3rd downs again.



My Kingdom for a reliable kicker. We haven't had a kicker I would risk the game on since Jamie "Money" Christensen.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:27 PM (yQpMk)

486 My Kingdom for a reliable kicker. We haven't had a kicker I would risk the game on since Jamie "Money" Christensen.

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The best hypothesis I've heard is that it was the "catch" in the wording of whatever deal he made with Satan.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 15, 2018 03:40 PM (JTUFF)

487 Geaux Tigers!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:42 PM (PUmDY)

488 LSU gd!!!!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:48 PM (PUmDY)

489 TD

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:48 PM (PUmDY)

490 I love Fanville.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:50 PM (yQpMk)

491 Man, Auburn's getting off to a lousy start here.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 03:55 PM (HiLJ1)

492 Auburn does not look good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:55 PM (PUmDY)

493 Auburn does not look good.
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You just said that because I did.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 03:56 PM (HiLJ1)

494 ND up 13-0 over the Rocket Scientists of the SEC.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 03:57 PM (yQpMk)

495 Proctor was $.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:57 PM (PUmDY)

496 Settle down, Blanche.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 03:58 PM (PUmDY)

497 494 ND up 13-0 over the Rocket Scientists of the SEC.
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I had Troy and Vandy as my best potential upsets. Vandy's not out of it yet.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 03:59 PM (HiLJ1)

498 Orgeron is the Cartman of coaches.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 04:00 PM (PUmDY)

499 Whoops, need my readers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 04:01 PM (PUmDY)

500 Not necessarily in this game yet but, Vandy's problem is not skill, it's a lack of depth. Many times the Commodores have played Bama close in the 1st half, sometimes leading at the turn, but we always grind them to dust in the 2nd half.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 04:02 PM (yQpMk)

501 16-oh

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 04:03 PM (yQpMk)

502 Vandy always has the one trick play against Bama.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 04:05 PM (PUmDY)

503 Auburn's front 7 was supposed to give Burrow a fit, but they haven't done it so far.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 04:06 PM (HiLJ1)

504 Vandy always has the one trick play against Bama.
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I got to go to ONE Bama game when I was a kid. I got to see Bama and Bear Bryant lose to Vandy 18-6.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 04:07 PM (HiLJ1)

505 Dumb foul.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 04:08 PM (PUmDY)

506 They almost always are.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 04:08 PM (yQpMk)

507 Excellent stop

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 04:10 PM (PUmDY)

508 Good call on the taunting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 04:11 PM (yQpMk)

509 Act like it's just another day at the office.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 04:11 PM (yQpMk)

510 Shit, LSU's got the Big Mo.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 04:11 PM (HiLJ1)

511 After all, you're not Miami.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 04:12 PM (yQpMk)

512 That was a face mask.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2018 04:19 PM (PUmDY)

513 So the media has finally deciphered our corruption of the OK symbol? Well, we still have the most powerful sign of White Supremacy at our disposal. We may still place our thumb between our index and middle finger of our fist and say, "Got your nose!" to all the inferior races without those disgusting do gooder media types being any the wiser!

Posted by: Nobody Ever at September 15, 2018 04:39 PM (jp0Bv)

514 Those are called "rubbers" in Canada, at least during the '60s and '70s when I was a school student.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2018 04:40 PM (Evws/)

515 BYU's up on Wisconsin 14-7 with 6 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 04:41 PM (HiLJ1)

516 What did that LSU guy just do? Do some teams kick the ball at those white things in the end zone?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 15, 2018 04:43 PM (JTUFF)

517 TD AU

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 04:51 PM (yQpMk)

518 Wisconsin and BYU are tied at 14, end of 1st half.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 05:11 PM (HiLJ1)

519 So the Pizza place patches a concrete road with tarmac. Thanks a lot, cheap ass.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 15, 2018 05:13 PM (yQpMk)

520 Notre Dame 22 Vandy 17. Vandy has the ball on Notre Dame's 20. 3:39 left to play.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 15, 2018 05:45 PM (HiLJ1)

521 Thoughts? Sure.

1984 was obviously a manual for the oppressionist Left, not a warning.

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at September 15, 2018 10:52 PM (O681L)

522 We need a realy big eraser to eraser Obama and his eight years in the oval office

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at September 16, 2018 02:02 AM (FLiOE)

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