The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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Why, it's as if men and women are different!

I am glad that we have very few women working as electricians and tree trimmers and construction workers and a host of other occupations in which physical strength and agility play a role. Denying that is insanity, and endangers everyone.

Think of the 120 pound woman cop who either requires the assistance of larger and stronger men to do her job, or requires deadly force in its absence!

We used to celebrate those differences, but now we must deny biology and traditional culture in service to...what? Of what benefit to society is there if more women go into trades that will get them killed or injured at a rate close to that of men (probably higher)? How does that improve our lot?

If my house catches on fire I want the firemen who respond to be young, fit, strong men who can save me and my family as quickly and as safely as possible. I do not want a woman with less upper-body strength and less athletic ability to try to save us just because of some insane policy of "equality."

Equality of death seems to be a sub-optimal goal.


I guess in a just world, as envisioned by the maniacs on the Left, we will have fathers breastfeeding and changing diapers while mothers go to work digging ditches and repairing power lines during storms and serving warrants on violent criminals and guarding supermax prisons.

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NYPD demands that Waze stop including police locations
"Individuals who post the locations of DWI checkpoints may be engaging in criminal conduct since such actions could be intentional attempts to prevent and/or impair the administration of the DWI laws and other relevant criminal and traffic laws," Acting Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Ann Prunty wrote in the letter, according to the report. "Accordingly, we demand that Google LLC, upon receipt of this letter, immediately remove this function from the Waze application."
We are a free people, and restricting our ability to thwart the government in its incessant and unending attempts to create a nation of compliant drones will be met with resistance. The 1st Amendment of the US Constitution protects our right to speak freely. The 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution protects our right to change our government if it no longer allows us to speak freely.

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This was Twitter's reaction to my suggestion that a hack journalist knew absolutely nothing about American history. She suggested that tariffs were something new for Republicans, rather than one of the main planks of the "American System," which has been around since...oh...men like Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams supported it! I'm no journalist, but that makes it 200+ years old.

What did I say? I suggested that she was too dumb to #LearnToCode....



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Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 10:57 AM (MAstk)

2 You don't want a 28 year old bartender to takeover the entire US economy?

Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 10:57 AM (MAstk)

3 top 5

starting work 2 hours early impacts my commenting ability in a negative way...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 07, 2019 10:58 AM (8D42x)

4 This was Twitter's reaction to my suggestion that a hack journalist knew absolutely nothing about American history. She suggested that tariffs were something new for Republicans, rather than one of the main planks of the "American System," which has been around since...oh...men like Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams supported it! I'm no journalist, but that makes it 200+ years old.

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Journalists know literally nothing.

It's weird.

I'm a nobody, but I just happen to read some history from time to time and know that tariffs were common parts of America since the very beginning.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 10:58 AM (oh/Sd)

5 Did you guys see that outrageous new Green Deal?

Posted by: NORTHAM, FAIRFAX, HERRING at February 07, 2019 10:58 AM (MAstk)

6 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 10:58 AM (IXZGh)

7 2 You don't want a 28 year old bartender to takeover the entire US economy?
Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 10:57 AM (MAstk)

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She's the right people, which means it'll be done right.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 10:59 AM (oh/Sd)

8 5 Did you guys see that outrageous new Green Deal?
Posted by: NORTHAM, FAIRFAX, HERRING at February 07, 2019 10:58 AM (MAstk)
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Is she still saying no fossil fuels in twelve years?

Posted by: WisRich at February 07, 2019 10:59 AM (G0vdT)

9 Top Ten?

Posted by: FrodoB at February 07, 2019 10:59 AM (NjZfF)

10 Top 10! Monkey Rant getting it done.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 07, 2019 10:59 AM (+ldAm)

11 I have no problem with women fire fighters, as long as they have to pass the same physical tests as the men. I used to be on a fire fighting team. We had to drag a 200 lb dummy down three flights of steel stairs in a "smoke house". Most women can not do that.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:00 AM (mpXpK)

12 women can cross over legitimately but you must be able to Do the Job.

it's not all that or the other, but I have seen women demand exceptions from their actual job, and that is embarrassing to me .

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:00 AM (gLMhO)

13 I'm sick and I'm going home in25 minuets... ugh!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 07, 2019 11:00 AM (TD9KB)

14 She's the right people, which means it'll be done right.

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If by right you mean "a giant government boondoggle that creates more useless jobs, makes doing simple things more difficult for citizens and costs every single American a lot more money," yes I agree.

Posted by: shibumi, on wedding countdown at February 07, 2019 11:00 AM (u0hpX)

15 If you weren't engaging in WrongThink, your Twitter wouldn't be suspended now, would it?

It's time to get with the Program, son!

Posted by: NPC_10101010 at February 07, 2019 11:01 AM (DMUuz)

16 Read bunny boiler's green deal; don't know which is dumber - green deal or her saying world is ending in 11+ years.

Posted by: IC at February 07, 2019 11:01 AM (a0IVu)

17 4 I'm a nobody, but I just happen to read some history
from time to time and know that tariffs were common parts of America
since the very beginning.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 10:58 AM (oh/Sd)

The federal budget up until they passed the income tax was provided by three things. Tariffs, taxes on liquor and luxury goods, and direct allocation of funds from the States. Tat helped to limit the power of the federal government.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:02 AM (mpXpK)

18 Is she still saying no fossil fuels in twelve years?
....

IDK but you better give all your attention to her!

Posted by: NORTHAM, FAIRFAX, HERRING at February 07, 2019 11:02 AM (MAstk)

19 Once again, it's hard for me to get worked up about Twitter, since I hate it, think it's a total cesspool, and that every conservative who is on it is simply putting effort into supporting our enemies.

Fortunately, Twitter itself is working as hard as it can to put my wishes into effect, whether it's few remaining conservative users like it or not.

I guess it's the old question about a bad bar scene - are you more comfortable leaving on your own, or do you want to wait until you're thrown out? Personally, I don't waste time on places where I know I'm not wanted.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:02 AM (Kpl3J)

20 I need some muscle over here!

Posted by: Melissa Click at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (DMUuz)

21 Corgis called.

Willowed:

Not a lot of deserted islands out there, and they're all claimed by someine who'd evict you.


privateislandsonline dot com

Browse hundreds of islands for sale or rent.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (eDmrZ)

22 CBD, these twerking twits of twat don't realize the Poobah of pork-pickers is reaching for his sharp shiv.

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (zLDYs)

23 I much prefer the American System to the current global trade orthodoxy.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (J+mig)

24 That's convoluted thinking on the Waze app.

If people post police locations, then presumably other drivers will drop their speed down to the speed limit to obey the law.

But the state wants people unaware, in hopes that people will speed, in hopes that they will violate the law.

How messed up is that?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (iEWtc)

25 What did I say? I suggested that she was too dumb to #LearnToCode....


But you knew what you were doing, coach. They said they're treating "learn to code" as hate speech.

Now, that's stupid and they're wrong and you're right, but they said that's what they were doing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (fuK7c)

26 17
The federal budget up until they passed the income tax was provided by three things. Tariffs, taxes on liquor and luxury goods, and direct allocation of funds from the States. Tat helped to limit the power of the federal government.
Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:02 AM (mpXpK)

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The federal government can't function without a direct tax on income!!!!

*runs around with hair on fire*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (oh/Sd)

27 11 I have no problem with women fire fighters, as long as they have to pass the same physical tests as the men. I used to be on a fire fighting team. We had to drag a 200 lb dummy down three flights of steel stairs in a "smoke house". Most women can not do that.
....

Equal pay for equal work is discrimination!

Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (MAstk)

28 Re: women in dirty/outdoor employment . . . I worked for Purolator Courier (like Federal Express, but without A/C in the trucks) for several years. The women were all five feet tall and five feet wide, wore comfortable shoes and short hair, and probably had softball equipment in their cars, if you know what I mean. They were pretty strong (if overweight), but then we rarely had to lift anything heavier than twenty pounds anyway.

Once or twice an attractive young woman would be hired, usually near the holidays. Even as package sorters they didn't last long.

Bottom line: A dirty, sweaty job, and it was mostly men.

Where are those woman garbage collectors? Ha. Didn't think so.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 07, 2019 11:04 AM (7MRhd)

29 I do not condone woman trying for jobs at my size but there are women that can.

they should have to reach same skill level as any other in that task.


this is about saving lives not , 'I can do it'

and I AM and have shown in personal life I 'can do it'
but the 'it' is at what is reality, one can 'do' but be realistic.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:04 AM (gLMhO)

30 AOC must be heard. I so admire her strong leadership qualities.

Posted by: Bill Kristol speaks truth to power at February 07, 2019 11:04 AM (yhf6w)

31 Too dumb to learn to code.

Heh.

Posted by: Golfman at February 07, 2019 11:04 AM (+Frqp)

32 women can cross over legitimately but you must be able to Do the Job. "

See, now you're just being unreasonable.

Purely anecdotal - HS teammate of jr mouse's dad (hey, that's awkwardly worded, no?) taught at FFX county fire training center back in the 90s. Showed a group of us the "new" standards for women pushed by the council... to be blunt, at my now advanced age of... 29 and a half, I could beat those standards.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 07, 2019 11:04 AM (6qErC)

33 Browse hundreds of islands for sale or rent.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (eDmrZ)

Still subject to some nation or other's laws. What's the fun of getting away from civilization if you have to pay taxes to some shithole whose services you can't even use?

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (J+mig)

34 So, in case I missed it.....where did the name "Charlie Brown's Dildo" come from?

I'm an avid Peanuts fan and don't remember him having one at any point.....

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (IXZGh)

35 I just happen to read some history from time to
time and know that tariffs were common parts of America since the very
beginning.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 10:58 AM (oh/Sd)

Well, I guess degrees in Journalism and Lesbian Studies don't require even a cursory knowledge and understanding of American history.

But they should learn this stuff in high school...I certainly did.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (wYseH)

36 I code, and I'm pretty good with history--I'd probably suck at propaganda.

Perhaps they would prefer the more typesetty:

Kern to load.

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (vDqXW)

37
women can cross over legitimately but you must be able to Do the Job.

it's not all that or the other, but I have seen women demand exceptions from their actual job, and that is embarrassing to me .

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:00 AM


They want the cake and to eat it too. With the bullshit 'reasonable accommodation' clause.

I had a woman who wanted to work a physically demanding piece of equipment for the same pay as the man who worked it before her. But she also wanted to be able to take men away from their piece of equipment 50 times per day to help her.

That's not equality.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (jYje5)

38 What's that thyroid condition that makes your eyes bulge? Maybe AOC should get a screening.

Posted by: BignJames at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (cxHbL)

39 Tariffs were a big part of the system because (a) the federal government was funded with excise taxes such as tariffs, and (b) there was a desire to protect American industry from established overseas competition (mostly British) for economic and national security reasons.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - SOTU: The Movie now available at The Outrage Outlet! at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (hLRSq)

40 From the last thread

Flying J and Pilot have special fill ups dump station just for RV and special parking spaces for RV, The Flying J has way more that Pilots. Since you buy stuff I usually took a good long sleep at them and felt safer doing it there than at a rest stop.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 07, 2019 11:06 AM (dKiJG)

41 I'm sick and I'm going home in25 minuets... ugh!!!

There seems to be something going around Austin right now. Get well soon.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at February 07, 2019 11:06 AM (81OU+)

42 Is Twit Bird still a platform or publisher?

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at February 07, 2019 11:06 AM (g7Iwo)

43 Regulations said we couldn't work on Live Equipment in the Navy too.

Yet it was literally the only way to get anything done. We worked live probably 90% of the time we actually were troubleshooting equipment.

And yes, I got zapped a few times... but... my twitch is getting better now...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:06 AM (NgKpN)

44 35
Well, I guess degrees in Journalism and Lesbian Studies don't require even a cursory knowledge and understanding of American history.

But they should learn this stuff in high school...I certainly did.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (wYseH)

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My history education in high school was crap, but I took enough classes in college for a minor in history (didn't file the paperwork, so I don't have the minor).

And then I just kept reading on my own, because it's interesting.

And it helps me understand my country better.

And keeps me from saying shit like, "We've always been a Muslim country."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (XSSCs)

45 As revenue generation goes a tariff isn't bad. Income tax is the least efficient way(in terms of economic harm) to generate revenue.

Posted by: Someguy at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (BqByW)

46 but they said that's what they were doing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (fuK7c)

True, but I also don't care one way or the other, so why not be inflammatory?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (wYseH)

47 That Waze story is scary. Fuck you. We have the right to freely discuss the police's entrapment schemes whenever and wherever we fucking want.

Stick it in your ear and blow it out your ass.

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (IXZGh)

48 I guess in a just world, as envisioned by the maniacs on the Left, we will have fathers breastfeeding and changing diapers while mothers go to work digging ditches and repairing power lines during storms and serving warrants on violent criminals and guarding supermax prisons.


Worked very well in glorious socialist state of USSR, comrade.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (UGqF8)

49 I'm sick and I'm going home in25 minuets... ugh!!!"

That sucks.

We need chicken soup for all...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (6qErC)

50 38 What's that thyroid condition that makes your eyes bulge? Maybe AOC should get a screening.
Posted by: BignJames at February 07, 2019

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Exopthalmic goiter.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (7MRhd)

51 45 As revenue generation goes a tariff isn't bad. Income tax is the least efficient way(in terms of economic harm) to generate revenue.
Posted by: Someguy at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (BqByW)

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Income taxes are also immoral.

It implies that the government has a greater claim on the fruits of your labor than you do.

That's wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (XSSCs)

52
And keeps me from saying shit like, "We've always been a Muslim country."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (XSSCs)

You mean they weren't saying Allahu Akbar as they tossed tea into the harbor?

Posted by: Someguy at February 07, 2019 11:08 AM (BqByW)

53 I've given up on any sensible definition of equality. Women must make up an proportionate share of road crews, construction workers, and manual laborers. We know its what the want deep down because of their super-amazing commitment to equality that they are endlessly tweeting about. Learn to code? Nah, learn to demo a building.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 07, 2019 11:08 AM (//K3c)

54 I have no problem with women fire fighters, as long as they have to pass the same physical tests as the men. I used to be on a fire fighting team. We had to drag a 200 lb dummy down three flights of steel stairs in a "smoke house". Most women can not do that.
Posted by: Vic


Same with prison guards.
They can't fist fight a 250 lb guy.
But that's who my back up was sometimes.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:08 AM (eDmrZ)

55 Remember, history started the day a particular journalist was born.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 07, 2019 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

56 True, but I also don't care one way or the other, so why not be inflammatory?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



Then I salute you.

You gonna be in Arlington on Saturday?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 07, 2019 11:09 AM (fuK7c)

57 52
And keeps me from saying shit like, "We've always been a Muslim country."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (XSSCs)

You mean they weren't saying Allahu Akbar as they tossed tea into the harbor?
Posted by: Someguy at February 07, 2019 11:08 AM (BqByW)

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They were, but all the history books were written by bigots.

Every single one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:09 AM (XSSCs)

58 Twitter seems to kick us all in the balls every single day.

...remind me again why we keep going back instead of flocking en masse to a platform that doesn't persecute us?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 07, 2019 11:09 AM (Hi8cV)

59 #EdocOtNrael

They'll never figure it out......

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:09 AM (IXZGh)

60 35 But they should learn this stuff in high school...I certainly did.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (wYseH)

I doubt if the even teach American History in HS anymore. And if they do it would be 90% contributions of women and minorities.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (mpXpK)

61 Posted by: Newest Nic at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (jYje5)

Had a woman in the Navy expect me to pick up and carry her tool box on a job site.

I not only was already carrying my own, I F'N OUTRANKED HER.

You can be equal, or you can be special, you can't be both.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (NgKpN)

62 55 Remember, history started the day a particular journalist was born.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 07, 2019 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

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I thought it started with Obama's election.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (XSSCs)

63 I'm sick and I'm going home in25 minuets... ugh!!!

They're not going to let you waltz on out of there so easily.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (UGqF8)

64 20
I need some muscle over here!

Posted by: Melissa Click at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (DMUuz)


OMG that's so funny. We are all the same until the lefty harpy woman needs to have someone kick some ass. Is that what they meant by behind every great man there is a great woman?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (ymnmz)

65 You gonna be in Arlington on Saturday?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 07, 2019 11:09 AM (fuK7c)

Yup.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (wYseH)

66 Income taxes are also immoral.

It implies that the government has a greater claim on the fruits of your labor than you do.

That's wrong.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (XSSCs)

...

To say nothing of the despotism of a graduated tax.

Or any tax on a sub-group who are not large enough to resist the imposition of those taxes by the majority.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (yL25O)

67 That Waze thing sounds a lot like a legal case some time ago where cops were citing drivers for flashing their high beams at oncoming traffic to warn of speed traps.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (I1v7r)

68 Why keep using twitter??

Posted by: kraken at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (90T4r)

69 Anon, I get tired of the pissing contests, I can do so and so, but I have lines I realize I am not capable of, I don't find those tasks to diminish Myself personally.


I do find it exhausting tho, to try to say Men are so much better at x, and Women are so much better at x.

why are we even havingto debate this .

if One is good enough , and can do the work, and is better than their fellow applicant who cares!

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (gLMhO)

70 Sorry, but I found the picture of the two dudes on the power pole kissing in the twatter thread disturbing......

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (IXZGh)

71 junior professor working on the occupational risks men voluntarily (and necessarily, and quietly) face"

FWIW, said twatwaffle would have it's panties in a permanent bunched state if "services" were completely shut off every time for some repairs/servicing.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (6qErC)

72 *hugs lin-duh and MWR*
Getting and staying pregnant can be a hard thing. Hope you two can get some peace and comfort.

Posted by: pookysgirl, Foxfire Ninja Babe at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (XKZwp)

73 Journalists know literally nothing.
=========

They aren't the only ones.

I overheard a conversation this morning at work between two libs (senior execs). One of the VP of HR. He was talking to the COO about issues in the workplace, including speech and social media.

She said, "So, I can't say that I want to go out and buy a white outfit?" Obviously alluding to the wearing of white at the SOTU - he replied to her and then went on about how appalled he was that there were Photoshops of them as Klansmen. Oh, they were both so bothered about it.

I just sat here shaking my head at how little people know of history.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (vg8iE)

74 Remember, history started the day a particular journalist was born.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 07, 2019 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

History is a living document that can change as society changes. Well, of course it can't, but that sounds good to transgendered, black, muslim lesbians.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (3sjI6)

75 Still subject to some nation or other's laws. What's the fun of getting away from civilization if you have to pay taxes to some shithole whose services you can't even use?
Posted by: Cato


Declare sovereignty. Grease the right palm. Set up your own kingdom.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (eDmrZ)

76 What Dem Presidential candidate is Team Clinton going after next?

Posted by: Fauxahasbeen at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (uloIh)

77

I wasn't aware that working on a live electrical circuit was illegal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (aKsyK)

78 Saw a blurb this morning on OAN that the Army is initiating new physical fitness tests for combat troops as they are finding that current troops are not fit enough to complete assignments. The new tests will be more difficult than previous tests and include NO exceptions for gender.

Yay. Is that because Mattis is now out of the way?

Posted by: Jen the original at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (o4goY)

79 Equality of death seems to be a sub-optimal goal


Comrades reality is racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, trannyphobic, Islamophobic etc. The left is doing its best to deny and destroy reality to create their glorious socialist utopia for us

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (OLCnA)

80 Has calling a reporter an idiot in an old fashioned letter to the editor also been banned?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (MkcN1)

81 45 As revenue generation goes a tariff isn't bad. Income tax is the least efficient way(in terms of economic harm) to generate revenue.

Posted by: Someguy at February 07, 2019 11:07 AM (BqByW)

Tariffs are also a necessary corrective measure, at times.

If a foreign government is subsidizing its industries to gain a competitive advantage, you can use a tariff to remove that advantage.

Otherwise you get tons of cheap Chinese crap and your domestic producers driven out of business, which is a major strategic threat in industries like steel. The last thing you'd want in a war is to be dependent on imports.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (J+mig)

82 I also want to thank everyone for the prayers for Sister In Law when she was sick and passed away this month. The hardest thing I did was Drive away from my Brothers House, crushed me knowing he was alone, he has his sons but They are grown and at College or work

Slap I will Pray for tonight And everyone on the list

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (dKiJG)

83 Miss PhD in Organizational Development and Change has an interesting comment up there. It's not often one feels like one is a bacterium under a microscope.

I am a Person of Trade (I'm very PC), specifically, commercial oilfield diving in the Gulf of Mexico. Writing this on my laptop on a pipeline barge right now.

Would you like to know the number one reason guys ignore safety protocols and don't wear PPE and do dumb shit?

We have a higher risk tolerance and it's often quicker and more convenient to just do it than to go through the checklists and go fetch all the protective gear and fill out the permits. Just fucking do it, get it over with and move on.

I'm a supervisor, have been since 2015, after I got bent in my spinal cord the second time after a 280 foot gas dive. You can pile safety glasses and gloves and fireproof clothing and face shields and what all and which ever in front of guys and if you don't make them, and they haven't been hurt or seen someone else hurt, They. Will. Ignore. It. You will have to tell them, constantly, to wear the stuff and sign the JSA for the job they're doing. In some cases you have to threaten to run people off to get them to do it, and then maybe actually do it to someone to make everyone else get the goddamn message.

It's convenience. Many guys will tell a Sweet Young Thing researcher who doesn't know shit that, yes, of course, I felt pressured by The Boss or whoever, and in many cases that's true. But in a *lot* of cases, it's simply they can't be arsed to follow the checklist.

Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (7PLM4)

84 The federal budget up until they passed the income tax was provided by three things. Tariffs, taxes on liquor and luxury goods, and direct allocation of funds from the States. Tat helped to limit the power of the federal government.
Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:02 AM (mpXpK)



And--get this--the arguments of the day were between a low "revenue maximizing" tariff and a high "protective to certain industries" one. It's like they understood economics better than many people do today. Oh wait....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (ujg0T)

85 When someone whines about 'inequality in the workplace', I point out that 95% of on-the-job-fatalities are suffered by men, and, they are therefore advocating more women dying on the job.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (CDGwz)

86 43
Regulations said we couldn't work on Live Equipment in the Navy too.



Yet it was literally the only way to get anything done. We worked
live probably 90% of the time we actually were troubleshooting
equipment.



And yes, I got zapped a few times... but... my twitch is getting better now...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:06 AM (NgKpN)

When I was in the Navy you could work live equipment. But working a live 480V Bus was strictly controlled requiring a huge amount of safety features so in 5 years at sea I only saw it done once.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (mpXpK)

87
That Waze thing sounds a lot like a legal case some time ago where cops
were citing drivers for flashing their high beams at oncoming traffic to
warn of speed traps.





Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM

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They did that in Mass. also. IIRC all of those got tossed out by some Circuit Court.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (JUOKG)

88 Thread needs more hot chick pics.
I'm just sayin'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

89 72 *hugs lin-duh and MWR*
Getting and staying pregnant can be a hard thing. Hope you two can get some peace and comfort.

Posted by: pookysgirl, Foxfire Ninja Babe at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (XKZwp)

Second this. I've had IVF (multiple times) and a miscarriage. Horrible does not even begin to describe those years. Hugs to both you ladies - do reach out for support because it can feel so isolating at times.

Posted by: IC at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (a0IVu)

90 I repeat myself but the Bill Burr bit on Mother's having the hardest job in the world is hilarious.

That said , women are superior care givers in all aspects and it's not easy.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (ajJoO)

91 I find it hard to believe that it's illegal to work on energized electrical equipment in Canada. There are times when doing so is absolutely required, in fact. We even have an electrical standard in the US that addresses how and when one works on this equipment. It's called NFPA 70E and much of my job is governed by it.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (yX3gx)

92 That Waze thing sounds a lot like a legal case some time ago where cops were citing drivers for flashing their high beams at oncoming traffic to warn of speed traps.
Posted by: Stu Podaso

>I was gonna say something about speed traps, because I think Florida or such State Troopers were ordered by a judge to never pull anyone over for warning people of speed traps on highways.

I saw a video where a guy flashed his lights, then got pulled over, even though the judge order said not to do so.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (g7Iwo)

93 God bless all the Hordelings and family and friends.

Posted by: mindful webworker's shady ghost, hanging around, at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (RnSBy)

94 A brief history of American tariffs, that's a little bit different than what either side thinks about them:

When America was young, she produced mainly crops and raw materials. Finished, value added products were all produced in Europe, mostly England, where the big new factories were. America wanted to protect and encourage the development of an industrial economy, so Tarrifs were used both to raise money and to give new factories a big boost up in competing with the established British industries, who were already capable of churning out huge amounts of finished goods at relatively low prices. (textiles especially) Britain complained about this all through the 19th Century.

As we all know, aided with this help, American Industry eventually caught up and surpassed European industry, and then was handed a de-facto world wide monopoly after WW2 annihilated almost every factory in Europe. Suddenly (and it wasn't until then) the tariff shoe was on the other foot - now it was America exporting high value finished products to the rest of the world, and the rest of the world wanting to put tariffs on American goods to allow time for their own factories to get rebuilt. (exactly what America did all through the 19th century)

So, rather than addressing this directly, clever American economists devised the "Free Trade" movement as a virtual religion - which is amusing because this is exactly what England pushed all through the 19th century, and which 19th century America fought against - because in the new circumstances, "Free Trade" was the maximum profitable position for American businesses.

So now we're back to where other countries (China!) can produce manufactured goods more cheaply than we can, for a variety of reasons. So the Free Trade canard isn't as profitable as it was from 1945 - 2000. Conclusion - we've always switched our trade ideology to match whatever strategy was most profitable in the past, time to update our rhetoric to match our interests. Long story short - this is what Trump is proposing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (Kpl3J)

95 The challenge befor us is maintaining individuality in a Surveillance State.... Winston Smith had some thoughts on the problem...

Posted by: kraken at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (90T4r)

96 That's convoluted thinking on the Waze app.

If people post police locations, then presumably other drivers will drop their speed down to the speed limit to obey the law.

But the state wants people unaware, in hopes that people will speed, in hopes that they will violate the law.

How messed up is that?
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In this instance, Google should tell them to fuck off. It's been ruled that flashing your lights to warn of a police speed trap is free speech and they can't do shit to you for doing it.

How is that any different from the app?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 07, 2019 11:14 AM (vg8iE)

97 Prayers going up for everyone on the list - thanks for posting it, CBD.

Lin-duh, I didn't know about your miscarriage. I'm so sorry. Special prayers for you.

Posted by: bluebell at February 07, 2019 11:14 AM (U5tDi)

98 Patrick stay in touch with brother, as most feel so uncomfortable with death and the grieving they do avoidance techniques. when the grieving really needs the living.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:14 AM (gLMhO)

99 If our laws were still applied objectively and without reference to who the parties are, the NYPD's attempt to silence drivers who publish DWI checkpoint locations would never withstand a First Amendment challenge.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 07, 2019 11:14 AM (UGqF8)

100
I doubt if the even teach American History in HS anymore. And if they do it would be 90% contributions of women and minorities.
Posted by: Vic


History by Google

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2019 11:14 AM (aKsyK)

101 You can't suspend CBD, He's Medicinal!

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2019 11:14 AM (XP4qZ)

102 Men are so much better at x y, and Women are so much better at x.



Fixed

Posted by: mikeyG at February 07, 2019 11:14 AM (LL1Be)

103 Declare sovereignty. Grease the right palm. Set up your own kingdom.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (eDmrZ)

That's the plan with my seasteading ideas, except there's no palm to grease. Your EEZ rights would be clear, no sea border to negotiate, and nobody has any legal authority to stop you from building or to take what you have.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (J+mig)

104 I'm a supervisor, have been since 2015, after I got bent in my spinal cord the second time after a 280 foot gas dive. You can pile safety glasses and gloves and fireproof clothing and face shields and what all and which ever in front of guys and if you don't make them, and they haven't been hurt or seen someone else hurt, They. Will. Ignore. It. You will have to tell them, constantly, to wear the stuff and sign the JSA for the job they're doing. In some cases you have to threaten to run people off to get them to do it, and then maybe actually do it to someone to make everyone else get the goddamn message.

It's convenience. Many guys will tell a Sweet Young Thing researcher who doesn't know shit that, yes, of course, I felt pressured by The Boss or whoever, and in many cases that's true. But in a *lot* of cases, it's simply they can't be arsed to follow the checklist.
Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (7PLM4)

"Shake Hands with Danger" video was eye opening for me.

My shop teacher's missing fingers taught me great caution where machine tools were concerned.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK8)

105 That Waze thing sounds a lot like a legal case some time ago where cops were citing drivers for flashing their high beams at oncoming traffic to warn of speed traps.
Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (I1v7r)
++++++++++
There have been a few. In Ohio, the result was one of the things that makes non-lawyers - me among them - just want to scoff at the madness.

The court found appropriately - that this is permitted behavior. The state brought its case because the Ohio vehicle code forbade "flashing lights" on non-official vehicles or vehicles not specifically licensed for them (like tow trucks).

The plaintiff argued that "flashing lights" in the context of the regulation was a noun and not a verb - that the "flashing lights" were lights equipped to flash as their purpose such as emergency lights. In this argument, the *act* of flashing a primarily static light (e.g., the verb sense) was out of scope of the regulation.

The court agreed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (I2dne)

106 But in a *lot* of cases, it's simply they can't be arsed to follow the checklist. "

Yep.

"I'll just grab that wrench" > fill out form, wait for reply, dress in protective gear (well, 'cept for some Ringers Gloves. They're awesome)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (6qErC)

107 Bulging eyes are common with Grave's disease, an autoimmune condition that causes hyperthyroidism. Can also look like the person is hyperactive or extremely anxious. Could fit

Posted by: lurking grandma at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (sujqA)

108 I doubt if the even teach American History in HS anymore. And if they do it would be 90% contributions of women and minorities.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (mpXpK)

The Howard Zinn version.

Posted by: BignJames at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (cxHbL)

109 Thread needs more hot chick pics.
I'm just sayin'
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at February 07, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK

well I do have hot flashes several times a day now.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (gLMhO)

110 120 lb Police Women - want a laugh?
Swedish police 'ladies' try and detain a lone immigrant.

This was from last year. The 'producers' of the video were entertained.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqXLbchg6Y

Posted by: DamnedYankee at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (37IEG)

111
What Dem Presidential candidate is Team Clinton going after next?

Posted by: Fauxahasbeen at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM


Looks like the (D) Governor of North Carolina. I watched him almost every day for a week during his daily news conferences when they had the horrific flooding and I thought, this is someone to watch.

Apparently Hillary and the Harpies have the same thought.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (jYje5)

112 "Egalite' ".... at some point... the head chopping starts...

Posted by: kraken at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (90T4r)

113 First thing OSHA looks at when investigating a worksite fatality is if the lockout procedures were followed and if the training for said lockout was sufficient.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (ajJoO)

114 So, in case I missed it.....where did the name "Charlie Brown's Dildo" come from?

I'm an avid Peanuts fan and don't remember him having one at any point.....

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (IXZGh)

maybe it was Peppermint Patty's?

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (8D42x)

115 Inflammatory dildoes > flaming squeegees

Posted by: Total Control Racist at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (07vrV)

116 I like Chris Plante. When my local talk station that used to carry Plante went "Sports Talk" (I guess we still need about 5 more of these in every market.), I started listening to his home station WMAL on IHeartRadio.

Yet even Plante repeats the LIE that Tyson's accusations are "uncorroborated".

They are totally corroborated. Fairfax does not deny a sexual exchange between himself and Tyson. The sexual encounter is not denied. So it's a he-said-she-said about force and only force.

And we're supposed to believe the woman.

This is far more corroborated than Kavanaugh, and is not as distant in the past--and Plante was highlighting that after people misconstruing denial that Ford was assaulted with the idea that everybody is lying about whatever sexual assault they claim--and accosting everybody who didn't believe Ford...People like Mourning Joe are now dissembling that "maybe we used the wrong standard with Kavanaugh".

I deplore this disingenuous, two-wrongs-don't-make-a-right style of apologetics that reactive progressives *characteristically* practice when they suddenly want leniency for their side. But they're again trotting this out. Although no conservative--that I know of--has felt the need to accost progressives as progressives felt they had an absolute right to "get in the face" of conservatives--not toeing their instant dogma, yet still the suggestion that Fairfax step down is too much and an indicator that "maybe we were wrong about Kavanaugh".

Something they will not remember on the next accusation.

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (vDqXW)

117 When I was in the Navy you could work live
equipment. But working a live 480V Bus was strictly controlled requiring
a huge amount of safety features so in 5 years at sea I only saw it
done once.


Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM

------------------------------------------------

Not sure about marine situations, but it's very common to work on 480V equipment while hot in industry. So long as the shock and arc flash hazards are known and accounted for in protective devices and equipment, it can be done with a reasonable amount of safety.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (yX3gx)

118 Yay. Is that because Mattis is now out of the way?
Posted by: Jen the original at February 07, 2019 11:11 AM (o4goY)

Hmmm. Interesting thought, there. He was, after all, one of the Big Time Guys that Elizabeth Holmes at Theranos reeled in like a tuna.

But he was never Commandant and he wasn't SecDef long enough, IMO. The Army probably noticed this a while ago and has been Committee'ing it to death for a while.

Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (7PLM4)

119 Re: the Waze thing

Didn't the police manage to get it made into a crime to flash headlights at oncoming traffic to warn of speed traps?

It's like the latest iteration in the same war.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (fuK7c)

120 I'm an avid Peanuts fan and don't remember him having one at any point.....

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (IXZGh)
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Maybe it's that guy that called the English teacher "Daddy-o".

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:18 AM (vDqXW)

121 If my house catches on fire I want the firemen who respond to be young, fit, strong men who can save me and my family as quickly and as safely as possible. I do not want a woman with less upper-body strength and less athletic ability to try to save us just because of some insane policy of "equality."

................

Well.. you also do not want one of the many Chicago career firemen or cops either.. (I assume most large cities with unionized cops and firemen are the same)

These fat-asses sit around eating donuts all day.

I would prefer a fit woman to one of these any day!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 07, 2019 11:19 AM (so+oy)

122 58 Twitter seems to kick us all in the balls every single day.
...remind me again why we keep going back instead of flocking en masse to a platform that doesn't persecute us?
Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 07, 2019 11:09 AM (Hi8cV)


I've wondered seeing all the Twitter links posted here and elsewhere. Does clicking on those links put money in Twitter's pocket? If clicking does put money in their pocket is there a way for Ace and the Cobs to copy the text but not give them the revenue?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 07, 2019 11:19 AM (kUmUV)

123 Ok, I think we should come up with set codes like we have ISWYDT. For Twatter.

#LTC- learn to code.

#TSTLC- Too stupid to learn to code.

#SMDYDB - suck my dick you dumb bitch

Other ideas welcome.

I follow but dont comment on Twatter. Maybe I'll start.





Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 07, 2019 11:19 AM (nEBFa)

124 #LearnToZombie

Posted by: RBG at February 07, 2019 11:19 AM (Ydn2k)

125 04 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK


At my old job safety rule violations were a significant offense. A single one put you on notice. A second offense was a firing offense.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (mpXpK)

126 Thread needs more hot chick pics.
In case you missed this yesterday from JJ's story.

https://tinyurl.com/ybp5yxtq

She's a Trump campaign volunteer and supporter.

If I weren't already 29 ...

Posted by: mikeyG at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (LL1Be)

127 Women in white at SOTU:

Klanned Parenthood

Posted by: SMOD at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (QkjLD)

128 But the state wants people unaware, in hopes that people will speed, in hopes that they will violate the law.

How messed up is that?
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It's not about safety, it's a revenue stream.

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (vDqXW)

129 120 I'm an avid Peanuts fan and don't remember him having one at any point.....

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (IXZGh)
---
Maybe it's that guy that called the English teacher "Daddy-o".
Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:18 AM (vDqXW)



And why was everybody always picking on him?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (ujg0T)

130 But he was never Commandant and he wasn't SecDef long enough, IMO. The Army probably noticed this a while ago and has been Committee'ing it to death for a while.
Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (7PLM4)


This has been ongoing for a while. Between '06 and '12 it was less of an issue, because the pace of deployments meant that they needed every body, and Joe had an incentive to make sure he was in shape.

There's been a long-running debate over how to update the PT test to make it a better assessment of physical fitness. I've heard that the new one is... not well received.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (wCmLp)

131 116 Something they will not remember on the next accusation.
Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (vDqXW)

===========

This whole thing is such a shitshow, but here's what I think will happen:

No one will resign. Fairfax, the only black man of the three accused, cannot be the only one to go. That would piss off the black elements of the party nationally beyond measure.

Then all three won't resign because the governorship would fall on Cox, a Republican.

Maybe they may try to juggle some appointments to avoid Cox and get rid of all three at the same time, but I don't know if that will fly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (XSSCs)

132 When I was in junior high shop class, we had to read safety materials and pass an exam that would demonstrate that we were aware of safe operations. This was eye-opening in two ways for me:
1) That there are very credulous people.
2) That CYAs are just that, and nothing more.

One of the questions was about placement of a piece of wood for cutting. The options were something like:
1) In a vise, secured in at least two dimensions
2) On a work surface
3) On your lap
4) Grasped in your hands

The answer is obviously "1" although "2" will be most common and "3" will happen a fair amount of the time. The correct answer you put on the form is "1."

One of my classmates was whinging about failing that question and that it is is totally unreasonable to expect every item to be put into a vise regardless of need. I told him something along the lines of, "that isn't the point. The point is to get the right answer. You know what the right answer is. Mark it down, get your approval, and then do whatever you want and live with the consequences if you get hurt."

His eyes opened up, he aced the exam, and did exactly what everyone else did - whatever he wanted to get the job done.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:21 AM (I2dne)

133 Where all da black women at?

Posted by: Justin Fairfax at February 07, 2019 11:21 AM (pw+jk)

134 2 You don't want a 28 year old bartender to takeover the entire US economy?
Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 10:57 AM (MAstk)

The Havana approach:

You don't have to stay at home, but you can't leave here.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (AURKQ)

135 So, in case I missed it.....where did the name "Charlie Brown's Dildo" come from?



I'm an avid Peanuts fan and don't remember him having one at any point.....



Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (IXZGh)



maybe it was Peppermint Patty's?

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (8D42x)


I'm thinking peppermint patty doesn't need one.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (9Om/r)

136 107 Bulging eyes are common with Grave's disease, an autoimmune condition that causes hyperthyroidism. Can also look like the person is hyperactive or extremely anxious. Could fit
Posted by: lurking grandma at February 07, 2019

*
*
Somehow I think Dr. Greg House would have zero patience with Occasional-Cortex. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (7MRhd)

137 Apple Gives Deep State Access To Roger Stone's iCloud Account, After Refusing To Violate Privacy of San Bernardino Terrorists

Microsoft has been trying to set the precedent that your "cloud data" is an extension of your personal device, so users wouldn't be afraid to use the cloud.
This just blows that idea out of the water completely.
The cloud has been set back today.

Short cloud stocks

Posted by: SMOD at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (QkjLD)

138 "Shake Hands with Danger" video was eye opening for me.

My shop teacher's missing fingers taught me great caution where machine tools were concerned."

One of the things in my mind when I quit oilfield work after 12 years (in my 20's mostly) was that I noticed that among the people I knew who had been around that long, I was just about the last one who still had all of his fingers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (Kpl3J)

139 I have to admit that I was taken back just a bit when I called a company to give me an estimate on some electrical work and they sent a female electrician. And I believe God has a sense of humor because about a month later my mother had an emergency plumbing issue and Rotor Rooter sent a female plumber.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (ajJoO)

140 This has been ongoing for a while. Between '06 and '12 it was less of an issue, because the pace of deployments meant that they needed every body, and Joe had an incentive to make sure he was in shape.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (wCmLp)

Physical fitness was an issue before then. We got new guys in 04 and 05 who had obviously never passed a PT test or rifle qualification-- this was in the INFANTRY. They were shoveling them through.

Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (7PLM4)

141 Those lowered standards for women make my blood boil. Like Willow, my mom drove truck (not cement mixer) when it was considered new, and my sister drives a truck in the oil field industry now. Both mom and sister chain(ed) their own tires when needed. A 90 lb woman who can't do that needs to find other employment.

I'm in the science field and women are plenty well represented but there are still those who will wail about fewer in leadership roles, well, as a group more men are willing to work extra hours, travel around to meetings spending nights away from home etc and girls are not diving into STEM in HS. Well the ones who do want to study math and science have plenty of support and opportunity so quit your bitching.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (jUcoH)

142 I had to fire a guy many years ago for climbing into the feed hopper of a soil screener to clear out.. while it was in full operation.

zero tolerance in my company for that kind of foolishness.


Posted by: McCool at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (sZaoP)

143 70 Sorry, but I found the picture of the two dudes on the power pole kissing in the twatter thread disturbing......

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:10 AM (IXZGh)

I'm not sure if this was snark or not. I think that was actually one trying to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the one hanging upside down after being electrocuted. In other words, a portrait of the danger of these jobs (and the coworker's disregard for the danger that still existed while trying to save a coworker's life).

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (+/C3g)

144 136 107 Bulging eyes are common with Grave's disease, an autoimmune condition that causes hyperthyroidism. Can also look like the person is hyperactive or extremely anxious. Could fit
Posted by: lurking grandma at February 07, 2019
* "

She's not as funny as Marty Feldman.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

145 So occasional cortex want the US to be 100% renewable energy supplied in 10 years.


Even if we had perfected solar and wind to 98% efficiency, we could not build fast enough to completely turn over energy production in the US in ten years.

And she wonders why people don't take her seriously.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 07, 2019 11:24 AM (JUOKG)

146 117 Not sure about marine situations, but it's very
common to work on 480V equipment while hot in industry. So long as the
shock and arc flash hazards are known and accounted for in protective
devices and equipment, it can be done with a reasonable amount of
safety.


Posted by: Jeffersonian at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (yX3gx)

Working on 480V "equipment" was common, only required a complete tag-out on both the electrical and mechanical sides. But working on a live 480V bus was a whole new ball game.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:24 AM (mpXpK)

147 Then all three won't resign because the governorship would fall on Cox, a Republican.

Maybe they may try to juggle some appointments to avoid Cox and get rid of all three at the same time, but I don't know if that will fly.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (XSSCs)
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Honestly, I don't think blackface in college is an offense that warrants a resignation--but as a person who has never heard of anyone in blackface for larks up here in Michigan, I wonder what it is with Dems and blackface.

This morning on my drive in (on icy roads), I heard that American organizations are taking Africans to court in Africa over the lack of aborted babies in Africa. Something in the Dem party is still deeply , Sanger-level racist.

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (vDqXW)

148 Maybe they may try to juggle some appointments"

Ahem.

Arm jokes again?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (6qErC)

149 145 So occasional cortex want the US to be 100% renewable energy supplied in 10 years.


Even if we had perfected solar and wind to 98% efficiency, we could not build fast enough to completely turn over energy production in the US in ten years.

And she wonders why people don't take her seriously.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 07, 2019 11:24 AM (JUOKG)

===========

It's not about getting it done.

It's about moving the Overton window towards the idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (XSSCs)

150 I have to admit that I was taken back just a bit when I called a company to give me an estimate on some electrical work and they sent a female electrician. And I believe God has a sense of humor because about a month later my mother had an emergency plumbing issue and Rotor Rooter sent a female plumber.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (ajJoO)

neither of those jobs Have to necessarily be physical strength reliant, just knowledge, and the particular job.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (gLMhO)

151 135 So, in case I missed it.....where did the name "Charlie Brown's Dildo" come from?

I'm an avid Peanuts fan and don't remember him having one at any point.....

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (IXZGh)

maybe it was Peppermint Patty's?

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 07, 2019 11:15 AM (8D42x)

I'm thinking peppermint patty doesn't need one.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (9Om/r)



Ahem. We enjoyed them very much.

Posted by: Marcie at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (ujg0T)

152 I would prefer a fit woman to one of these any day!

Yes, they're easier to carry out of the building when she's done saving you.

I know a female firefighter. I'm sure she's dynamite on procedures, but upper body strength is a big deal. If you can't do a pullup, then you're not doing me much good.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (98WNR)

153 34 So, in case I missed it.....where did the name "Charlie Brown's Dildo" come from?

I'm an avid Peanuts fan and don't remember him having one at any point.....
Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:05 AM (IXZGh)


The way I heard it, it came from ace.

One day a number of years ago, ace was explaining nics to his audience and how they could pick any one they wanted, and he finished with "hell, you could even call yourself Charlie Brown's Dildo."

So that is how CBD chose CBD.

We even had someone niccing as "Lucy Van Pelt's Butt Plug" for awhile, but xhe didn't last very long.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at February 07, 2019 11:26 AM (m1Eq4)

154 Honestly, I don't think blackface in college is an offense that warrants a resignation--but as a person who has never heard of anyone in blackface for larks up here in Michigan, I wonder what it is with Dems and blackface.
...
Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (vDqXW)
+++++++++++
I don't, either. But these are *their* rules. Force those rules down their petty, vindictive throats. Make them resign, turf their careers, and make them ask, "do you want fries with that" to pay the rent - just like they do to Republicans.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:26 AM (I2dne)

155 Reason #150 that I send my kids to Catholic school...

NJ Gov Murphy signs law mandating a LGBT curriculum for every N.J. public school

http://tinyurl.com/y7d9tk5e

Tolerance is simply not enough for these people
they demand to celebrate and approve of all of it.

Posted by: McCool at February 07, 2019 11:26 AM (sZaoP)

156 "that isn't the point. The point is to get the right answer. You know what the right answer is. Mark it down, get your approval,


I was at a dot.com back when Napster was a thing and then there was a Napster backlash.

We all got an e-mail from the General Counsel saying to delete any downloaded music especially copyrighted Napster downloaded music.

So, I'm a dick. I e-mailed him saying "what about fair use? What if I have digital music that I also have on CD?" Because I'm a dick.

Anyway, he called me. No e-mail, no record. He called me and said "I don't care if you download the entire Beatles catalog, I just have to be on record as being against it."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 07, 2019 11:26 AM (fuK7c)

157 You can pile safety glasses and gloves and fireproof clothing and face
shields and what all and which ever in front of guys and if you don't
make them, and they haven't been hurt or seen someone else hurt, They.
Will. Ignore. It.


Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:12 AM (7PLM4)

Pookette begged to see Pooky's work when she had a snow day last week (another one today, oh joy), so he brought us in after his lunch break. He got her to wear safety glasses and brought her over to the head of safety and said, "If I can get my 6-year-old to wear safety glasses, we can get the guys to do it too!"


Posted by: pookysgirl, Foxfire Ninja Babe at February 07, 2019 11:26 AM (XKZwp)

158 I handle power tools like I handle my weapon.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (ajJoO)

159 154 I don't, either. But these are *their* rules. Force those rules down their petty, vindictive throats. Make them resign, turf their careers, and make them ask, "do you want fries with that" to pay the rent - just like they do to Republicans.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:26 AM (I2dne)

============

If they don't apply these rules to their own party, that FL SoS should try to get his post back.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (XSSCs)

160 Waiting and waiting and waiting on a contractor to show up to do repairs to the exterior of the house.

Last year's contractor never showed up, either. These guys have more work than they can handle, thanks to back-to-back hurricanes and storms.

*taps fingers impatiently on desk*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (ptqGC)

161 I'm thinking peppermint patty doesn't need one.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (9Om/r)

Want me to take care of this hooligan, Sir?

Posted by: Marcy at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (AURKQ)

162 Apple Gives Deep State Access To Roger Stone's iCloud Account, After Refusing To Violate Privacy of San Bernardino Terrorists

Posted by: SMOD at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (QkjLD)
---
"Maybe we had the wrong standard with the San Bernadino couple." -- Apple

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (vDqXW)

163 I just noticed, CBD:

Your twitter account hasn't been showing up on my feed since I don't even know when.

I have to click the link to your account to get there.

Posted by: franksalterego at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (3cq8T)

164 Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (jUcoH)

We don't get many females offshore, and the ones who do sign on usually don't last. There are a few notable exceptions I'm aware of, but they're just that-- notable exceptions.

Trouble is that almost any job you give them becomes a one man job-- specifically, the one man you have to send over to help/ do it for her because she's either too short or not strong enough or both.

Going to lunch. See y'all later...

Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (7PLM4)

165 I can do a pull up and I am 105 lbs, but what I can't do is carry a body.

so I wouldn't apply.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (gLMhO)

166 unless it's a child of course

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (gLMhO)

167 @MattLaslo

"What do you think of what's happening in Virginia, specifically with Justin Fairfax?" I ask.
"I don't live there," Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin responded. "I'm not getting into that."


The olde "Local story" answer.

Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (cF8AT)

168 105 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

That sounds like the case I was reminded of. The cops tried to get creative with the letter of the law by ignoring the context.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (xs9KF)

169 167 @MattLaslo

"What do you think of what's happening in Virginia, specifically with Justin Fairfax?" I ask.
"I don't live there," Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin responded. "I'm not getting into that."


The olde "Local story" answer.
Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (cF8AT)

===========

At least someone's asking national Democrats.

Now...keep asking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (XSSCs)

170 I saw a recent AP/MSN article on how the army was increasing their physical standards. I was expecting to see something relating to female members, but there was nothing. Odd.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (gxcgC)

171 well I do have hot flashes several times a day now.
Posted by: willow


Whoo-hoo!!! Hot chick spotted!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (eDmrZ)

172 What us LGBT curriculum consist of?

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (BXMxN)

173 "Maybe we had the wrong standard with the San Bernadino couple." -- Apple
Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (vDqXW)
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Huh. That is an interesting way of saying "The San Bernadino couple was on the other side of our double standard."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (I2dne)

174 anyway. all or nothingism is silly, there are chicks I know that can lift me up and throw me out a window. but it's not me.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:29 AM (gLMhO)

175

Students and faculty at the Johns Hopkins University walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest the school's contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Around 150 students marched around campus chanting "Caging children is horrific. JHU is complicit" and "JHU hear us shout. We won't stop until ICE is out."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2019 11:29 AM (aKsyK)

176 What us LGBT curriculum consist of?
Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (BXMxN)
+++++++++
Probably normalization of sodomy and "safe sodomy" training for those in the fifth grade or younger.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:29 AM (I2dne)

177 At least someone's asking national Democrats.



Now...keep asking.


FOX showed reporters yesterday asking Mark Warner about the Virginia mess.
Deer. In. Headlights.


And now we know why.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 07, 2019 11:29 AM (LL1Be)

178 Whoo-hoo!!! Hot chick spotted!
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (eDmrZ)

not in the 'good way'

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:29 AM (gLMhO)

179 well I do have hot flashes several times a day now.
Posted by: willow

(Dumps a bucket of ice water on willow )

Better ?

Posted by: JT at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (x4inV)

180 Where all da black women at?
Posted by: Justin Fairfax


What a strange thing to ask.

Posted by: Cory Booker at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (g0Lfb)

181 >>Around 150 students marched around campus chanting "Caging children is horrific. JHU is complicit" and "JHU hear us shout. We won't stop until ICE is out."


Because it is difficult to get students to 'walk-out'.


Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (XP4qZ)

182 Obama promised something like 75% electric cars by 2020. Just don't tell him where electricity comes from.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (fi3kz)

183 No one can MAKE women go into STEM fields. I went to college in 197?, took a computer class out of curiosity. I got all ten of the assigned programs to run, got an A in the class--and never took another one, I hated it. I did use the help room once--and it was a female computer major who helped me. I also had a female engineering major as an apartment mate my senior year. There were women then and all along but the numbers will never be "equal" simply due to personal choice.

Posted by: Lirio100 at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (JK7Jw)

184 And she wonders why people don't take her seriously.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 07, 2019 11:24 AM (JUOKG)

*types deletes vicious comment about selling her to a Turkish potentate*

Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (7PLM4)

185
Thanks for keeping up the Prayer List, Fen.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (Yyxjz)

186 My fish wrap's food writer has an article about romantic Valentine's Day venues.

"Bring your sweetie to the rooftop bar at Alida's and dance the night away with the LGBTQ crowd!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

187 Around 150 students marched around campus chanting "Caging children is horrific. JHU is complicit" and "JHU hear us shout. We won't stop until ICE is out."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2019 11:29 AM (aKsyK)
++++++++++
First chant: 5/10. Doesn't really rhyme.
Second chant: 8/10. Short, clear, rhymes well, sets conditions for removal of the chant.

I for one am pleased they didn't revert to the hackneyed "hey hey, ho ho, _________ has got to go"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (I2dne)

188 well I do have hot flashes several times a day now.
Posted by: willow


Whoo-hoo!!! Hot chick spotted!
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (eDmrZ)

-------

And she's a flasher.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (AzW6q)

189
It's not about getting it done.

It's about moving the Overton window towards the idea.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (XSSCs)

What's funny is that *I* want us to be on 100% renewable energy sources eventually, too.

I just don't want it to imposed by the Greenstapo at the cost of liberty and economic dynamism.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (AURKQ)

190 Good post by Neo re: Pelosi having to deal with radicals in her own party.

An interesting tidbit: A O-C's chief of staff is none other than Saikat Chakrabarti, founder of Brand New Congress and co-founder of Justice Democrats. Yeah, she is not acting alone, she's their Obama, the face of other, bigger radicals behind the scenes. Not just some dumb bartender winging it.

http://www.thenewneo.com/

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (W+vEI)

191 ty, JT yes,

shiver.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (gLMhO)

192 LOL... Joy Behar has a blackface picture out there. Seems she dressed up as an African American for a Halloween party when she was 29.

Along with Woopie laughing at Ted Danson in Black Face...

Destroy, the view!

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (NgKpN)

193 Are their women strong enough to do physical jobs? Yes there are: I saw one who was strong and tough enough to play nose guard in Texas high school football (she was second string on a playoff team). I know another woman who was a collegiate wrestler and strong as an ox (and an absolute drop dead beauty men couldn't take their eyes off of). So yes, such women do exist - they can pass job standards, and no, standards shouldn't be lowered to allow less physical people to pass them - men or women.

Posted by: An Observation at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (Hc5T8)

194 neither of those jobs Have to necessarily be physical strength reliant, just knowledge, and the particular job.
Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (gLMhO)

Well changing my moms water heater required some help whereas when I had mine changed , I watched TV until he was done. But yes for the most part , skill is the most important aspect. For what it's worth, the electrician learned her craft in the military and the plumber came from a plumbing family.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (ajJoO)

195 Just do a google search for "dash cam saved me" Holy cow makes me want to get one, seeing how some cops just flat out lie or just being assholes. It's funny to sometimes see the officer attitude change when they find out they are being recorded.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (dKiJG)

196 I don't, either. But these are *their* rules. Force those rules down their petty, vindictive throats. Make them resign, turf their careers, and make them ask, "do you want fries with that" to pay the rent - just like they do to Republicans.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


^^^^^^^^^^^
He gets it!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (eDmrZ)

197 I've started using Duck Duck Go as my search engine

It advises me that our blog here is rather crappy with respect to privacy protection.

Recently upgraded to a C+ from a D

Posted by: McCool at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (sZaoP)

198 192 LOL... Joy Behar has a blackface picture out there. Seems she dressed up as an African American for a Halloween party when she was 29.

Along with Woopie laughing at Ted Danson in Black Face...

Destroy, the view!
Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (NgKpN)

============

If she denies it vigorously, that means she's guilty.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (XSSCs)

199 "Think of the 120 pound woman cop who either requires the assistance of larger and stronger men to do her job, or requires deadly force in its absence!"


But diverstiy is our strength! LOL It's a shit show and why PD departments have higher legal issues, public complaints, turn-over and shootings (female officer is quicker to feel threatened and use her firearm).


Posted by: That Guy at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (4ZhMv)

200 Are there - argh.

Posted by: An Observation at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (Hc5T8)

201 "What do you think of what's happening in Virginia, specifically with Justin Fairfax?" I ask.
"I don't live there," Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin responded. "I'm not getting into that."

The olde "Local story" answer.
Posted by: Tami at February 07, 2019 11:27 AM (cF8AT)
---
Democrats are never made to answer the "What do you think about [another Democrat]?" Even Obama, after giving an eloquent speech about toning down violent rhetoric reacted to Hoffa Jr.'s "We got to take these guys out" with "I'm no one's speech cop."

If I were a Pub pol, I'd get my staff to document all the non-answers they have allowed Dems--even in much worse cases--and simply talk about that in the next Todd Aiken moment.

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (vDqXW)

202 if there truly is no difference between men and women, then why do women get special accommodations and not have to perform equally on physical tests?

either you're equal or you're not.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (d7Ww2)

203 That's gonna leave a mark....AOC did not get assigned to the new Select Committee on Climate Crisis.


And pelosi was mocking her green plan.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (JUOKG)

204 Interesting take on peer pressure and supervisory pressure.


My most frequent response is, "Go fuck yourself!" I haven't been fired yet.

Posted by: Fritz at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (2Mnv1)

205 201 If I were a Pub pol, I'd get my staff to document all the non-answers they have allowed Dems--even in much worse cases--and simply talk about that in the next Todd Aiken moment.
Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (vDqXW)

=============

"I'm as knowledgeable about this as Warner was about Fairfax."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (XSSCs)

206 Nothing says girl power like lowering the standards so they can pass the test.



Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (pw+jk)

207 If I was a college President any student walking out of class for an invalid reason would receive a suspension of the first offense and be expelled on the second. That is the way it used to be when I was coming up. Missing a class was a different story and it depending on the teacher as to how many of those you could accumulate.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (mpXpK)

208 24 That's convoluted thinking on the Waze app.

If people post police locations, then presumably other drivers will drop their speed down to the speed limit to obey the law.

But the state wants people unaware, in hopes that people will speed, in hopes that they will violate the law.

How messed up is that?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (iEWtc)

It's about revenue, not safety. Been that way for a long time, if not always.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (NWiLs)

209 Speaking of AOC, this morning I followed a link to a Nation article about her. It was crap, of course, but I noticed that the pic on top made her look completely loony, as you'd see here. Now, since they're on her side, it made me wonder what's up with showing her looking like a bunny-boiler. Seems to me there are 3 possibilities:

1. They see it, but don't think it a problem.
2. They are dimly aware of it, but in denial about it.
3. They don't see it at all.

#1 seems unlikely, #2 is possible. But I lean toward #3. It just seems normal in their world. Anyone have a better read on this?

Posted by: Eeyore at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (VaN/j)

210 Can't resist temptation , uh hmm or a good dolly to wheel the beast out.

most men would need one too.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (gLMhO)

211 >> if there truly is no difference between men and women, then why



are women able to stand so close to the stove?

Posted by: garrett at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (XP4qZ)

212 203 That's gonna leave a mark....AOC did not get assigned to the new Select Committee on Climate Crisis.


And pelosi was mocking her green plan.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (JUOKG)

==========

Big business wants meaningless green policy that lines their pockets, not actual work on climate.

Because they like the graft but don't like the science enough to actually jeopardize their financial well-being.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (XSSCs)

213 Along with Woopie laughing at Ted Danson in Black Face...

Destroy, the view!
Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (NgKpN)

============

If she denies it vigorously, that means she's guilty.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


And yes Whoopie, that WAS black-black face.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (eDmrZ)

214 206 Nothing says girl power like lowering the standards so they can pass the test.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (pw+jk)



Which just goes to show how bogus the movement really was. They just want to get into the position of femi-mandarins to lord it over the "working stiff" males.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (ujg0T)

215 watch it, garrett

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (d7Ww2)

216 if there truly is no difference between men and women, then why do women get special accommodations and not have to perform equally on physical tests?

either you're equal or you're not.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (d7Ww2)
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They need short-term help to overcome their artificial but internalized socially-constructed deficits. The Patriarchy(tm) has constructed a social sphere that convinces women they are different, and so they have to be taught to construct a new reality where they aren't. These kinds of regulations just buy enough to time to allow them to break out of their socially-constructed prison that goes around chanting "biology exists. "

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (I2dne)

217
I'm not sure if this was snark or not. I think that was actually one trying to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the one hanging upside down after being electrocuted. In other words, a portrait of the danger of these jobs (and the coworker's disregard for the danger that still existed while trying to save a coworker's life).
Posted by: Virginia SoCon at February 07, 2019 11:23 AM (+/C3g)


If that's the case, I guess the current climate of everything has me irreversibly jaded......

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (IXZGh)

218 It's about revenue, not safety. Been that way for a long time, if not always.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (NWiLs)

Ya don't say?

Posted by: Sheriff of Nottingham at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (AURKQ)

219 130 But he was never Commandant and he wasn't SecDef long enough, IMO. The Army probably noticed this a while ago and has been Committee'ing it to death for a while.
Posted by: Vanya, Professional Fact Checker at February 07, 2019 11:17 AM (7PLM4)

This has been ongoing for a while. Between '06 and '12 it was less of an issue, because the pace of deployments meant that they needed every body, and Joe had an incentive to make sure he was in shape.

There's been a long-running debate over how to update the PT test to make it a better assessment of physical fitness. I've heard that the new one is... not well received.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 07, 2019 11:20 AM (wCmLp)

They don't need to 'update' it, they need to go back to the earlier standards. Pushups, pullups, sit ups, running to standard.

Look I was Chair Force ROTC and that is not a hardcore branch of the service and I was not, shall we say, formed for running. But even I managed to meet standards.

It's not easy for every, especially if you've had a sedentary life. You might need additional conditioning before or during Camp. But young men respond physically to exercise. It's a fixable problem.

The real problem is an unwillingness to have immutable standards, partly due to women in the military, party just due to general PC bullshit.

/rant off

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (bcbK8)

220 Huh. That is an interesting way of saying "The San Bernadino couple was on the other side of our double standard."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:28 AM (I2dne)
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Apple didn't actually say that, I'm just reusing Mourning Joe's dissembling about Fairfax in comparison to Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (vDqXW)

221 if there truly is no difference between men and women, then why



are women able to stand so close to the stove?

Posted by: garrett

Asbestos bewbs ?

Posted by: JT at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (x4inV)

222 It's not about getting it done.

It's about moving the Overton window towards the idea.


In that case, I want 100% flying cars by 2030.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (QrTqV)

223 The most fun thing (for us) in the Virginia debacle is that the two White Guys have committed serious Heresies against the Progressive Faith, but they haven't actually committed crimes, which makes it very hard to force either of them from office if they don't want to go. On the other hand, Fairfax, the Black guy, has been credibly accused (remember that phrase, Kavanaugh Kritics?) of Felony Sexual Assault. And there is just no way that they can sweep Felony Sexual Assault under the rug. That's why the most likely outcome is the Black Guy gets tossed under the bus, and the two White Guys skate, EVEN THOUGH that will piss off every black voter in Virginny.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (Kpl3J)

224 215 watch it, garrett
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 07, 2019 11:34 AM (d7Ww2)

I'm pretty sure this comment should just be in every thread

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (bcbK8)

225 Make them resign, turf their careers, and make them ask, "do you want fries with that" to pay the rent

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Sadly they have that covered. If the unthinkable happens - that oh-so-rare occurrence of a Democrat being forced out of a high-powered position - then there is always a golden parachute waiting when they bail out.

The entire Marxist scam is predicated upon a consequence-free environment for the criminal conspirators. They need the foot-soldiers and capos to KNOW they will never want for a thing, to ensure loyalty to the Party.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (AzW6q)

226 Durbin won't comment on Fairfax bc he doesn't live in VA.

Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (MAstk)

227 209 Speaking of AOC, this morning I followed a link to a Nation article about her. It was crap, of course, but I noticed that the pic on top made her look completely loony, as you'd see here. Now, since they're on her side, it made me wonder what's up with showing her looking like a bunny-boiler. Seems to me there are 3 possibilities:

1. They see it, but don't think it a problem.
2. They are dimly aware of it, but in denial about it.
3. They don't see it at all.

#1 seems unlikely, #2 is possible. But I lean toward #3. It just seems normal in their world. Anyone have a better read on this?
Posted by: Eeyore at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM (VaN/j)



4. For their base and target audience, it is a feature and not a bug.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (ujg0T)

228 Just do a google search for "dash cam saved me" Holy
cow makes me want to get one, seeing how some cops just flat out lie or
just being assholes. It's funny to sometimes see the officer attitude
change when they find out they are being recorded.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 07, 2019 11:31 AM (dKiJG)

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I learned that when I took a traffic ticket to court. I got the ticket and there was only one cop. At court there were tow. They flat out lied about what I did and the fact there were two cops.
From then on out, I bring at least two other people to lie for me. I have yet to lose after I figured out those with the most liars wins in traffic court.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 07, 2019 11:36 AM (pw+jk)

229 if there truly is no difference between men and women, then why do women get special accommodations and not have to perform equally on physical tests?

either you're equal or you're not.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 07, 2019 11:32 AM (d7Ww2)


....and BINGO!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:36 AM (IXZGh)

230 I'm thinking peppermint patty doesn't need one.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2019 11:22 AM (9Om/r)




Ahem. We enjoyed them very much.



Posted by: Marcie at February 07, 2019 11:25 AM (ujg0T)


She probably used her god given one.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 07, 2019 11:36 AM (9Om/r)

231 223 The most fun thing (for us) in the Virginia debacle is that the two White Guys have committed serious Heresies against the Progressive Faith, but they haven't actually committed crimes, which makes it very hard to force either of them from office if they don't want to go. On the other hand, Fairfax, the Black guy, has been credibly accused (remember that phrase, Kavanaugh Kritics?) of Felony Sexual Assault. And there is just no way that they can sweep Felony Sexual Assault under the rug. That's why the most likely outcome is the Black Guy gets tossed under the bus, and the two White Guys skate, EVEN THOUGH that will piss off every black voter in Virginny.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (Kpl3J)

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You think the black grievance groups nationally will go silently along with it?

Farifax is in position to potentially become the next governor of one of the largest states of the Union, and HE'S the one that's going to go?

Doesn't matter what he did, he can't go.

Also, you were so close to this: Krazy Kavanaugh Kritics (KKK).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (XSSCs)

232 If people post police locations, then presumably other drivers will drop their speed down to the speed limit to obey the law.

But the state wants people unaware, in hopes that people will speed, in hopes that they will violate the law.

How messed up is that?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 07, 2019 11:03 AM (iEWtc)
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As someone else said, it's about revenue first. After revenue, it is power. Somewhere down the list is "safety."

When it's actually about safety, cops use one of the cheapest and most effective methods to control speed: they post a retired cop car with a dummy in it and an always-on RADAR gun pointed at the road and ensure it is prominent and visible. This costs next to nothing and is highly effective. Doesn't generate a dime of pay paper, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (I2dne)

233 Omg. Bob Massi dead at 67.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (ptqGC)

234 NYPD demands that Waze stop including police locations

I enter cops all of the time - husband driving of course, so I have free hands to put in the alert.

tough cookies

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (OKeCc)

235 What did I say? I suggested that she was too dumb to #LearnToCode....

Hope you're fighting this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (OKeCc)

236 226 Durbin won't comment on Fairfax bc he doesn't live in VA.
Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (MAstk)

============

*travels back in time to 2012*

"I can't say that about Todd Aiken! I must express my virtue!"
-Every national Republican

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (XSSCs)

237 Durbin won't comment on Fairfax bc he doesn't live in VA.
Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (MAstk)

Correct answer for the wrong reason. I bet though if you researched you would find that he probably endorsed some elections in VA so he would be full of shit.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (ajJoO)

238 "JHU hear us shout. We won't stop until ICE is out."

Or until it starts to rain. Whichever comes first.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 07, 2019 11:37 AM (VaN/j)

239 ok, I have a personal stake in this , there are Good ole boys clubs I dealt with when getting g my commercial license before CDL were a cool thing,
the union BA said ugh, it's a chick, and told me, the test is long and hard, I said ok, give mne the book,
I passed of course, and trained many guys in my company to take the test, not that they couldn't, because they of course could (duh) drive ,but to READ a test.

the union ba thought I was so dumb and weak I could do neither.

rolls eyes.

so this is a thing.
But Women like me need to evaluate their limitations, If you can't walk the walk stop it@!!

find what you are good at and go there,

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:38 AM (gLMhO)

240 Apple didn't actually say that, I'm just reusing Mourning Joe's dissembling about Fairfax in comparison to Kavanaugh.
Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM (vDqXW)
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Ah, okay. So is Apple mum on it, then - just ignoring their double-standard?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:38 AM (I2dne)

241 New Army PT test will have hand release push ups.

A pushup where you go all the way down to your chest, then lift your hands. Put your hands down, and do a push up.

Test is how many in 3 minutes.

Going to be tough on well endowed womenz.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:38 AM (NgKpN)

242 I doubt if the even teach American History in HS anymore. And if they do it would be 90% contributions of women and minorities.
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And why the heck do you think it is called Social Studies.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 07, 2019 11:38 AM (MIKMs)

243 LOL... Joy Behar has a blackface picture out there. Seems she dressed up as an African American for a Halloween party when she was 29.
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Yeah. And she looks about as African as Raquel Welch in the pictures.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 07, 2019 11:39 AM (vg8iE)

244 Jane, Massi in real life was a cutie.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:39 AM (gLMhO)

245
That's why the most likely outcome is the Black Guy gets tossed under the bus, and the two White Guys skate, EVEN THOUGH that will piss off every black voter in Virginny.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM


Best case scenario is they turn around, kick the ball into their own goal, and call it a day. There's no way they boot the black dude and ever win an election for a generation.

They all have to go. Rip the band-aid off in fell swoop.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 07, 2019 11:39 AM (jYje5)

246 OT to shibumi and BC:
First, congratulations, and every happiness to you!
Second, saw your commentary last night about bands for the wedding, and you reminded me of a friend of mine (now deceased) and his wife.

As a young couple planning their shoestring wedding in Phoenix, before he went to Vietnam in the late 60s, they had a problem: they wanted a rock band, and her family wouldn't consider it a real wedding if there wasn't a polka band.
They decided to spring for both, and got the best local band they could, just coming out of garage-band status.
Alice Cooper played their wedding, and Steve and Pat both said he was a really nice guy!

Posted by: barbarausa at February 07, 2019 11:40 AM (W7IZQ)

247 I doubt if the even teach American History in HS anymore. And if they do it would be 90% contributions of women and minorities.
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And why the heck do you think it is called Social Studies.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 07, 2019 11:38 AM (MIKMs)
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"A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn. If you actually know any American history, I recommend having a bottle of emergency whiskey handy before cracking the book open.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:40 AM (I2dne)

248 Big business wants meaningless green policy that lines their pockets, not actual work on climate.

Because they like the graft but don't like the science enough to actually jeopardize their financial well-being. "

Exactly! Best example - the entire "oh no more cheap incandescent light bulbs to save the climate!" was never anything more than a ploy to protect Westinghouse, Sylvania, and Phillips from some new cheap competition from 3rd world factories that was about to flood the market with ultra cheap lighting. So, thanks to "climate change" legislation, those big corp's profit margins on the lighting they manufacture has gone UP by a couple hundred percent. That's how the game is played.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:40 AM (Kpl3J)

249 Jane, Massi in real life was a cutie.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:39 AM (gLMhO)


I liked him. I had no idea he was battling cancer. We recently lost another friend to the Big C.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:40 AM (ptqGC)

250 Something everyone should read. A lot of us know the score, but Sharyl goes into more detail of what we are all up against.

I'm Suing the Government. It Has a Problem With That.

By Sharyl Attkisson

https://tinyurl.com/y7xnbbmn

infuriating, to say the least

now, back to work (and thanks CBD

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 07, 2019 11:40 AM (OKeCc)

251 And prayers for everyone on the list. Illness, loss, financial and family difficulties... My thoughts are with everyone who is struggling with these things.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2019 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

252 Tom Servo @ 94- Yeah, trade tariffs. I seem to remember a war fought over that back in the 60's.

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (zLDYs)

253 It's not a double standard. There just has to be a line where behaviour is so execrable that a company has to take a stand.

The San Bernardino couple were bad - don't get me wrong - but they're just murderous foreign invaders.

It's not like they worked for Orangeman, though, for chrissakes.

Get a grip.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (AzW6q)

254 I have a friend, barely five feet tall, that worked pulling green chain at a lumber mill and also as a carpenter tender. Tough lady but her body couldn't handle the stress as she aged.

And I have another woman friend that worked at the transfer station. Some women do try these types of jobs, but it's harder on them physically.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (JKNZq)

255 We're heading to SC tomorrow for the funeral of my husband's cousin who was murdered on Christmas day.

Dreading it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

256 Once again the prayer list breaks my heart. So many wonderful people battling health and financial problems. I'm a heathen but I put each of them in my thoughts.

I was disappointed that D did not get the job. Thought we had that one covered.


Lin-duh....no words except I'm so very sorry.

Thank you, Fen and CBD.

Posted by: creeper at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (9xi3m)

257 Jane I didn't know either and I met him several times in real life, he was a pretty smart and vibrant guy and wiggles eyebrows .

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (gLMhO)

258 Waiting and waiting and waiting on a contractor to show up to do repairs to the exterior of the house.

Last year's contractor never showed up, either. These guys have more work than they can handle, thanks to back-to-back hurricanes and storms.

*taps fingers impatiently on desk*
Posted by: Jane D'oh

.................

The problem with most contractors is they are not good business people. They may be good at the craft they do, but most never make the transition to a good business owner. They don't know how to delegate, or don't want to.. so, they remain small and over-promise customers so they don't lose a job.

My son-in-law was a perfect example. Flipped houses for investors.. during the boom, he could have had 10 houses going at once.. but he could never transition and did them all himself with a helper or two.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (so+oy)

259
Durbin won't comment on Fairfax bc he doesn't live in VA.
Posted by: HA


Did he comment on Charlottesville?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2019 11:42 AM (aKsyK)

260 Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 07, 2019 11:36 AM (pw+jk)

Damn how often do you have to go to court?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:42 AM (ajJoO)

261 "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn. If you actually know any American history, I recommend having a bottle of emergency whiskey handy before cracking the book open.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:40 AM (I2dne)



He was on my Terminally Ill Kill list, but he died on me first. Noam Chomsky is still there, tick, tock, tick, tock.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:42 AM (ujg0T)

262 Jane ugh, it took so long to get to the burial> I don't actually know how the victims body is treated . But I hope for all your families peace.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:42 AM (gLMhO)

263 Seems to me there are 3 possibilities:1. They see it, but don't think it a problem.2. They are dimly aware of it, but in denial about it.3. They don't see it at all.
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They see it. It's basically immersion therapy. They want everyone to get used to how she actually is and accept it as normal.

Installing a lunatic leftist dictator is their wet dream. She will do. But it's Hirohito in Hawaii that really worries me. She would merrily bury millions.

Posted by: ... at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (fi3kz)

264 255 We're heading to SC tomorrow for the funeral of my husband's cousin who was murdered on Christmas day.

Dreading it.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

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That's sad. What part of SC?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, buy The Battle of Lake Erie today! at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (12e3z)

265 Would it kill a contractor to call and let you know whether they'll show up or not? Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (ptqGC)

266 Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 07, 2019 11:39 AM (vg8iE)

Mentioning Joy Behar and Raquel Welch in the same comment is grounds for banning.

The cognitive dissonance is too much for some people.



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (wYseH)

267 And I have another woman friend that worked at the transfer station. Some women do try these types of jobs, but it's harder on them physically.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (JKNZq)

A client of mine who manages transportation and logistics told me they actually have a few women drivers working those big rigs transporting food to stores, etc. And part of their testing is backing up, parking, etc. To say I was impressed is an understatement.

Posted by: IC at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (a0IVu)

268 That's sad. What part of SC?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, buy The Battle of Lake Erie today! at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (12e3z)


Upstate.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (ptqGC)

269 That's nothing, Charlize Theron has been posing as an African American for years. Lynch her!

Posted by: Confused SJW (Is there any other kind?) at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (//K3c)

270 195 Posted by: Patrick from Ohio

I saw one of those the other day. Driver was a lawyer who drove Uber on the side, and his fare was getting arrested. Four or five cops around his car. Two of them told him it was illegal to record them. He asked them when that law came to be because, as a lawyer, he'd never heard of it. One cop told him that the law was passed just recently, the other cop told him that he was going to get arrested for "being a jerk".

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (451Q4)

271 I learned that when I took a traffic ticket to court. I got the ticket and there was only one cop. At court there were tow. They flat out lied about what I did and the fact there were two cops.
From then on out, I bring at least two other people to lie for me. I have yet to lose after I figured out those with the most liars wins in traffic court.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 07, 2019 11:36 AM (pw+jk)

One guy got pulled over, Cop says he was doing 90 the guy points to his dash cam and says no way I have it here on my cam with GPS and then the cop's story changes to he was hauling ass and try to get the guy to admit how fast he was going and he just keeps say I wasn't doing no 90, cop lets him off with a warning because he LIED about the speed.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (dKiJG)

272 That's why the most likely outcome is the Black Guy gets tossed under the bus, and the two White Guys skate, EVEN THOUGH that will piss off every black voter in Virginny.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:35 AM
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But on the other hand, when they have confirmation that something happened from the accused, they ignore a black lady professor, but they posted billboards of "Sounds credible" for a white woman who couldn't remember shit and changed her story at least 3 times. They also dared any political opponent to not say that Ford was "credible".

You must always have their opinion--they don't even have to keep their opinion--but whatever it is, you are required to share it.

Posted by: Axeman at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (vDqXW)

273 I never understood why conservatives use Twotter, Farcebook, etc. and support Enterprises run by people who hate them and want them dead.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (cCxiu)

274 The problem with most contractors is they are not good business people. They may be good at the craft they do, but most never make the transition to a good business owner. They don't know how to delegate, or don't want to.. so, they remain small and over-promise customers so they don't lose a job.
...
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (so+oy)
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See also: most doctors and lawyers. When you're dealing with a multi-party outfit that has actual businessmen, it's a different story much of the time but small partnerships for sole proprietorships are often quite bad from a business standpoint.

In my line of work (high tech), I dread lawyers. They so often such bad infrastructure that it's just waiting to melt down because they're also cheap and won't pay for professional help - they just have a secretary or somesuch do it. They aren't usually stupid, but keeping the system running isn't their forte. This isn't true of big firms with lots of money and real IT departments, but smaller outfits often leave me weeping.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (I2dne)

275 It's about revenue, not safety. Been that way for a long time, if not always.


Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM

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That came up at a Town Hall budget meeting when we lived in CT. Seems the Comptroller put a line item in the budget for "DUI Revenue". The State and Town split the DUI fines 50/50.

When called on it, they weaseled around the question and claimed there was no quota for DUI's even though they put a projection into the budget for it.


It wasn't about safety then either.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

276 Did he comment on Charlottesville?
....


SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (MAstk)

277 Around 150 students marched around campus chanting "Caging children is horrific. JHU is complicit" and "JHU hear us shout. We won't stop until ICE is out."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 07, 2019 11:29 AM (aKsyK)


Enrollment at Johns Hopkins is 25,151. So the standard amount of activists to actual students were doing their "look at me" act.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - SOTU: The Movie now available at The Outrage Outlet! at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (hLRSq)

278 252 Tom Servo @ 94- Yeah, trade tariffs. I seem to remember a war fought over that back in the 60's.
Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (zLDYs)

1860s?

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (NgKpN)

279 Seems Jimmy Kimmel and others have worn blackface over the years.

They're strangely silent now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (ptqGC)

280 AOC is a bigger problem for her own party right now. The GOP should challenge her *ideas*, as Trump did at the SOTU, but otherwise stand back:

"I am talking about the radical conservatives in the Democratic Party," said Saikat Chakrabarti [AOC's chief of staff].

"That's who we need to counter. It's the same across any number of issues --- pay-as-you-go, free college, Medicare for all." These are all enormously popular in the party, but they don't pass because of the radical conservatives who are holding the party hostage."

Not long ago, this would have been an outlier position even among American liberals. Today, it's the organizing principle of a newly empowered segment of the Democratic Party, one with a foothold in the new Congress . . .

Although it's Ocasio-Cortez who gets all the headlines, she arguably wouldn't be in Congress in the first place without the group Chakrabarti founded: Justice Democrats, a new, central player in the ongoing war for the soul of the Democratic Party.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (W+vEI)

281 Interesting article. Millennials prefer old pop music to modern junk.

https://bit.ly/2DYlSqQ

My guess is they like it because it has melody and stuff and isn't PC sociopathic. They mention such songs as When a Man Loves a Woman for example.




Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

282 I will call my Brother today I was putting it off but you are right he needs to hear the living.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (dKiJG)

283 Damn how often do you have to go to court?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 07, 2019 11:42 AM (ajJoO)

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Every single time I get a moving violation. Not really that often but the SBPD eats up at least one cops time, two if they are lying and I at worst, get a 50% reduction on the fine.

What I do with tickets and the PD the republicans should do to the demofascists. Never give land easily. Make them expend blood and treasure for every inch.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (pw+jk)

284 Farifax is in position to potentially become the next governor of one of the largest states of the Union, and HE'S the one that's going to go?

Doesn't matter what he did, he can't go.

Also, you were so close to this: Krazy Kavanaugh Kritics (KKK)."

Good one!

I think she hired a prominent law firm for a reason - that statement yesterday was just the opening shot, not the end of this at all. More will be coming. And as we found out with Harvey Weinstein, when a guy is comfortable sexually assaulting a women he hardly knows, he's probably done it quite a few times. She's not gonna be the only one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (Kpl3J)

285 That's nothing, Charlize Theron has been posing as an African American for years. Lynch her!
Posted by: Confused SJW (Is there any other kind?) at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (//K3c)


Lost any erection I ever had for her when I found out she was banging Sean Penn.

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:46 AM (IXZGh)

286 Ace has a ton of material to work with today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:46 AM (ptqGC)

287
A client of mine who manages transportation and logistics told me they actually have a few women drivers working those big rigs transporting food to stores, etc. And part of their testing is backing up, parking, etc. To say I was impressed is an understatement.
Posted by: IC at February 07, 2019 11:43 AM (a0IVu


again, you don't have to be tough to learn to park, or drive a rig, you DO have to have determination to get through the hump of long hours. and managing children and sitters.


Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:46 AM (gLMhO)

288 > I for one am pleased they didn't revert to the hackneyed "hey hey, ho ho

Every time they used that chant, O'CrazyHo Kotex and Krrrrstyne (whatever) Cinnamonbuns showed up, and not even commies want that to happen.

Posted by: Pinochet at February 07, 2019 11:47 AM (0OWcv)

289 SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
Posted by: HA at February 07, 2019 11:44 AM (MAstk)



But I'm talkin' about Shaft!

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:47 AM (ujg0T)

290 radical conservatives in the Democratic Party,

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Who want to kill only half the Kulacs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 07, 2019 11:47 AM (+y/Ru)

291 I want Waze to add a feature that flags cop cars with officers sleeping on duty or sitting in a bar drinking during their shift.

Posted by: Roy at February 07, 2019 11:47 AM (qRjMk)

292 The problem with most contractors is they are not good business people. They may be good at the craft they do, but most never make the transition to a good business owner. They don't know how to delegate, or don't want to.. so, they remain small and over-promise customers so they don't lose a job.
...
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (so+oy)

Aha so true, and the story of my life.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (gLMhO)

293 Tom Servo @ 94- Yeah, trade tariffs. I seem to remember a war fought over that back in the 60's.
Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2019 11:41 AM (zLDYs)

1860s?
Posted by: Don Q.


Ask Vic.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (eDmrZ)

294 Interesting article. Millennials prefer old pop music to modern junk.

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Modern music is so fucking bad that anyone with ears knows "old" stuff is better. And by "old" I mean more than about 15 years ago.

Music has had a catastrophic failure of creativity, to an even greater degree than the movie industry.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (AzW6q)

295 Wolfus @ 28

Hold up there, hoss. My garbage is picked up by Sue's Recycling.

Posted by: creeper at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (9xi3m)

296
Although it's Ocasio-Cortez who gets all the headlines, she arguably wouldn't be in Congress in the first place without the group Chakrabarti founded: Justice Democrats, a new, central player in the ongoing war for the soul of the Democratic Party.

Yes we are laughing at AOC at our own peril.. They are dangerous

Posted by: It's me donna at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

297 #NoMoreWhiteMales!

Posted by: Little Lupe at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (vtcmf)

298 What us LGBT curriculum consist of?"

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 07, 2019 11:49 AM (6qErC)

299 Probably already caught but I'm too lazy to go back and look, but even journalists have seen Ferris Bueller - Ben Stein and the Smoot Hawley Tariff riff, anyone? Anyone?

Posted by: rammajamma at February 07, 2019 11:49 AM (AjNMO)

300 It's about revenue, not safety. Been that way for a long time, if not always.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 07, 2019 11:33 AM
+++++++++
We have a town on the Front Range called Morrison. They have an outrageous police department, brutal enforcement and lots of bad behavior. They have annexed some unusual stretches of highway to pull in more revenue.

According to their roads department, they pulled in $53,439 in tax revenue in 2015. The same year, they pulled in $1,160,680 from traffic violations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:49 AM (I2dne)

301 lupe, and no more womens and crying about BC!

we can all play this game.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:49 AM (gLMhO)

302 Yes we are laughing at AOC at our own peril.. They are dangerous
Posted by: It's me donna at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (O2RFr)


No, we're laughing at her because she's boldly fucking ignorant.

We see her and fully understand the damage that she's able to inflict on this Constitutional Republic. It's the LEFT that needs to wake the fuck up and realize what EXACTLY they're doing.

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:50 AM (IXZGh)

303 OK willow.

I'm impressed.

Posted by: JT at February 07, 2019 11:50 AM (x4inV)

304 JT, what ? why?

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (gLMhO)

305 It's the LEFT that needs to wake the fuck up and realize what EXACTLY they're doing.
Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:50 AM (IXZGh)

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Oh... they know. They know.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (AzW6q)

306 296 I kinda think we are actually the dangerous ones, but with only 12 years to go who knows?

Posted by: rammajamma at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (AjNMO)

307 So anyone watch the "sistas" press conference this AM. They were really out there spouting their socialism... Bunch of sob stories about mis-treated "families" at the border and Orange Man bad...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (O2RFr)

308 We have a town on the Front Range called Morrison. They have an outrageous police department, brutal enforcement and lots of bad behavior. They have annexed some unusual stretches of highway to pull in more revenue.

According to their roads department, they pulled in $53,439 in tax revenue in 2015. The same year, they pulled in $1,160,680 from traffic violations.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:49 AM (I2dne)

Rifle on I-70 is another place to SLOW DOWN...

Trust me on that one.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (NgKpN)

309 The court agreed.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

A grammar visctory

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (25Dt7)

310 302 Yes we are laughing at AOC at our own peril.. They are dangerous
Posted by: It's me donna at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

No, we're laughing at her because she's boldly fucking ignorant.

We see her and fully understand the damage that she's able to inflict on this Constitutional Republic. It's the LEFT that needs to wake the fuck up and realize what EXACTLY they're doing.
Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:50 AM (IXZGh)



You assume they don't know. They do. They don't care, and they are treasonous.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (ujg0T)

311 Lost any erection I ever had for her when I found out she was banging Sean Penn.Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:46 AM (IXZGh)

I rost several erections.

Posted by: Hirrary Crinton at February 07, 2019 11:51 AM (fi3kz)

312 Modern music is so fucking bad that anyone with ears knows "old" stuff is better. And by "old" I mean more than about 15 years ago.

Music has had a catastrophic failure of creativity, to an even greater degree than the movie industry.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (AzW6q)
++++++++
I have a crackpot theory about this. So much popular (top-40) music has gotten so bad so quickly - particularly the last 3-4 years - that I wonder if computers are to blame. The music is objectively more repetitive. The hook often consumes half the run time of the song. The progressions and backbeats and other musical aspects are also much more repetitive

I wonder if they're using "AI" to compose the music in a way that is congruent with recent historical top-40 trends and that it is now just eating and refining itself. It all sounds so similar and yet it is unlikely that a small number of individuals stuck in a rut are doing that much production across top-40 genres.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:52 AM (I2dne)

313 pulling green chain

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I had never heard that expression until I read about it in a Bo Tully mystery a few months ago. He put three slackers to work pulling green chain to straighten them out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 07, 2019 11:52 AM (+y/Ru)

314 TMC had a couple of women discussing women directors, while they introduced movies by women directors, and in between films they discussed more women directors... and kept saying the phrase "women directors" until it was just a repetitious noise.

You know what words they DIDN'T say? "Women sound engineers," "women boom operators," "women Foley editors," "women set construction workers..."

All they're interested in is the high paying, high profile, high prestige job... and NOTHING ELSE WILL DO.

Well, where do directors come from, huh?

Posted by: RKae at February 07, 2019 11:52 AM (1jGb7)

315 Music has had a catastrophic failure of creativity, to an even greater degree than the movie industry."

Interesting - maybe a cob can pick up and run w/this some day...

spent much of the holiday season around younger mouses and families, and a couple of them even mentioned the oddity of "familiar" songs that were around the half century mark in age. I opined on several occasions that anyone even attempting to use a similarly aged tune (much less a recording) back when I was ...29... would've been laughed out of the room.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (6qErC)

316 In my line of work (high tech), I dread lawyers. They so often such bad infrastructure that it's just waiting to melt down because they're also cheap and won't pay for professional help - they just have a secretary or somesuch do it. They aren't usually stupid, but keeping the system running isn't their forte. This isn't true of big firms with lots of money and real IT departments, but smaller outfits often leave me weeping.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
...........

I'm a programmer.. and I used to do a lot of side jobs consulting.. mostly for small businesses..

One guy - a German - in the export business had no problems paying me to help him get automated.. and he became very successful over the years.

He was extremely anal about what documents and reports should like (German) - and he knew it.. but was willing to pay for what he wanted.

Other clients, not so much!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (so+oy)

317 Music has had a catastrophic failure of creativity, to an even greater degree than the movie industry.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (AzW6q)


I knew we were doomed when Rolling Stone declared No Doubt the FUTURE of rock and roll.

No one shot me then when I requested it......

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (IXZGh)

318 I saw one of those the other day. Driver was a lawyer who drove Uber on the side, and his fare was getting arrested. Four or five cops around his car. Two of them told him it was illegal to record them. He asked them when that law came to be because, as a lawyer, he'd never heard of it. One cop told him that the law was passed just recently, the other cop told him that he was going to get arrested for "being a jerk"."

I support the police, don't get me wrong, but in my personal experience most cops on the street don't know any more about what the actual "law" is than the average internet poster does. And often they know less.

Someone who's willing to stay calm and quiet might have to take a few hours in jail if they run into one of these no-nothings, but they'll be let go with no charges filed pretty quickly. That happens a lot more than many people realize.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (Kpl3J)

319 If we eliminate all air travel and replace it with high speed rail, what powers the high speed rail?

In order to eliminate cow farts, what do we do with the cows? Slaughter them to extinction? Does this apply to all large animals, like the buffalo, or just certain ones.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (dNzKv)

320 donna, she's pretty simple, she speaks to anyone that wants a perfect life, but can't deliver,

I call it snake oil.

those people have been around forever, we'll hope most know there isn't any easy way out of this life, unless you are all in to kill everyone that won't give you what you want.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (gLMhO)

321 They may be good at the craft they do, but most never make the transition to a good business owner.

This is of great interest to me, a good craftsman who is not a businessman.

Can this be learned? What is the field or course of study? Business, Accounting, etc. in college are all great to become a small cog in the corporate world.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (Y9zp1)

322 I should call it, a 19 year old dreamer.

unfortunately we can't live in that

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (gLMhO)

323 I wonder if they're using "AI" to compose the music in a way that is congruent with recent historical top-40 trends and that it is now just eating and refining itself. It all sounds so similar and yet it is unlikely that a small number of individuals stuck in a rut are doing that much production across top-40 genres.

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Well, remember - very few "musicians" write their music anymore. Most everything is written by the studio's writers.

I would guess that all the music you hear, across all genres, is being written by no more than a few hundred people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (AzW6q)

324 320 donna, she's pretty simple, she speaks to anyone that wants a perfect life, but can't deliver,

I call it snake oil.

I just pray people aren't buying it.

Posted by: It's me donna at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (O2RFr)

325 Some women do try these types of jobs, but it's harder on them physically.
Posted by: notsothoreau

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And, usually, all they want to do is "break the glass ceiling" and be "THE FIRST WOMAN [fill in the occupation here]!"

...At which point they lose interest and quit.

The whole thing is childish.

Posted by: RKae at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (1jGb7)

326 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

Posted by: Ralph(COONMAN)Northam at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (BqBId)

327 >>My guess is they like it because it has melody and stuff and isn't PC sociopathic. They mention such songs as When a Man Loves a Woman for example.



Ugh, there is so much wrong with pop music, at least what I've had to endure when my kid is in the car. Offenses include:
-- Autotune. This needs to STOP.

-- Mind-numbing repetition. Listing to current hiphop is painful, it's so monotonous and repetitive - think someone mumbling the same three adjacent notes + swearing. See: Bodak Yellow by CardiB

-- Everything sounds the same: There was an article a few years ago that detailed how most "pop" songs (Gaga, Swift, etc.) are co-written by one of 3 guys. They may give Beyoncé writing credit for changing a word here and there, but the labels now insist that one of these proven hitmakers is involved, and it shows.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (W+vEI)

328 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:52 AM (I2dne)

No young bands out there.

We have 7 or 8 good Garage Bands in my rural area, all of them are in their 40's and up... not a single young band is out there in the bars.

There are a couple of young musicians in those bands, but they are playing cover stuff, not original music.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 07, 2019 11:55 AM (NgKpN)

329 I would be willing to partially buy into the green new deal if there was a commitment to bring 1 TW of new nuclear power on line within 10 years.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 07, 2019 11:55 AM (dNzKv)

330 I'm a programmer..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (so+oy)


WHAT?!?!!??

You learned to code and SURVIVED!!???

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:55 AM (IXZGh)

331 If we eliminate all air travel and replace it with high speed rail, what powers the high speed rail?

Gravity. If you start in Denver, you should be flying by the time you reach the East Coast!

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2019 11:55 AM (Y9zp1)

332 279
Seems Jimmy Kimmel and others have worn blackface over the years.

They're strangely silent now.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (ptqGC)



I wore as a way to clap back at Republicans and start a conversation and lean in to the forward progress....please don't take my sweet gig away, Can I say gig? .. Oh no! What do I do now....Oh yeah here are some GIRLS JUMPING ON TRAMPOLINES...ahhhh shit shit shit abort the NRA! yearrrggghhhh!!!!

Posted by: Jiminy Kimmel at February 07, 2019 11:55 AM (ymnmz)

333 I knew we were doomed when Rolling Stone declared No Doubt the FUTURE of rock and roll.

No one shot me then when I requested it......
Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:53 AM (IXZGh)



And sadly, Gwen Stefani and co. are one of the relatively better newer acts.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:55 AM (ujg0T)

334 Rifle on I-70 is another place to SLOW DOWN...

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Driving in Rifle without a gun rack is a crime in Rifle.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (+y/Ru)

335 This may have been mentioned, what the NYPD is asking Waze is akin to the British Crown asking Paul Revere not to conduct his midnight ride to alert the colonialist that the British were coming.


In both case the correct response should be to go piss up a rope.

Posted by: Marduk's Gyoza at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (IobBy)

336 Well, remember - very few "musicians" write their music anymore. Most everything is written by the studio's writers.

I would guess that all the music you hear, across all genres, is being written by no more than a few hundred people.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 07, 2019 11:54 AM (AzW6q)
+++++++++
Oh, sure - this is why trendy always sounds similar. But a few hundred people should reveal the occasional aberration. Top 40 doesn't sound similar anymore - it sounds the same. They're either in a dry hole as far as creativity is concerned or they're just generating it artificially and hoping no one notices.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (I2dne)

337 Don Q, yep.'We all died a little in that damn war.'Josey Wales
'The next one could be worse.'
Eromero

Posted by: Eromero at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (zLDYs)

338 nood y'all

Posted by: IC at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (a0IVu)

339 I opined on several occasions that anyone even attempting to use a similarly aged tune (much less a recording) back when I was ...29... would've been laughed out of the room."

I've thought of that often - image us, when we were younger, getting excited about listening to Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.

All Creativity is frozen - it's a reflection of our culture. It's not allowed any more.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (Kpl3J)

340 First, they came for the dildo and I said nothing....

Twitter (in the person of their CEO) testified before Congress that their deplatforming was in no way related to politics. The left wing at Twitter proves this to be a blatant lie every single day.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Virginia governor watcher. at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (Z216Q)

341 Well, remember - very few "musicians" write their music anymore. Most everything is written by the studio's writers.

----

What cracks me up is that if you're a self published author people think you not a "REAL author" because you're not with a corporate publishing house...

...but the fact of the matter is: an independent, self-published author is pretty much GUARANTEED to have written his or her own book! The ARE the real authors!

Fuckin' world.

Posted by: RKae at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (1jGb7)

342 @291- I want a Waze app for when cops are at coffee and shops.

that Data is useful for

1.) Recouping tax dollars- They ain't working and should not be paid for it.

2.) Purchasing decisions- Those locations most likely serve the best combination (sweet spot for donuts, pardon the pun) of quality and affordability.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (cCxiu)

343 twitter; what did I say? Knowing full well it was a suicide mission I ran around calling all the people that called PDJT a motherfucker, or supported calling him that, the same thing Probably about 7 or 8.

Yep. worked like a charm.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2019 11:57 AM (Y274z)

344 291 I want Waze to add a feature that flags cop cars with officers sleeping on duty or sitting in a bar drinking during their shift.

Posted by: Roy at February 07, 2019 11:47 AM (qRjMk)

....

Or banging the girlfriend, wife or daughter of some guy he put in jail the previous day.

Which happens. A lot more than you think.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 07, 2019 11:58 AM (iEWtc)

345 Someone who's willing to stay calm and quiet might have to take a few hours in jail if they run into one of these no-nothings, but they'll be let go with no charges filed pretty quickly. That happens a lot more than many people realize.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Then it's false arrest.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2019 11:58 AM (eDmrZ)

346 I want a Waze app for when cops are at coffee and shops.

How about the fire companies that drive their equipment *every day* to get lunch at Safeway.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2019 11:58 AM (Y9zp1)

347 302
Yes we are laughing at AOC at our own peril.. They are dangerous

Posted by: It's me donna at February 07, 2019 11:48 AM (O2RFr)



No, we're laughing at her because she's boldly fucking ignorant.



We see her and fully understand the damage that she's able to
inflict on this Constitutional Republic. It's the LEFT that needs to
wake the fuck up and realize what EXACTLY they're doing.

Posted by: Sponge at February 07, 2019 11:50 AM (IXZGh)


Hey man! You don't tug on AOC's cape!

Posted by: Jim Croce at February 07, 2019 11:58 AM (ymnmz)

348 More trouble for VA Democrats.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/321055/

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2019 11:58 AM (BXMxN)

349 339 I opined on several occasions that anyone even attempting to use a similarly aged tune (much less a recording) back when I was ...29... would've been laughed out of the room."

I've thought of that often - image us, when we were younger, getting excited about listening to Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.

All Creativity is frozen - it's a reflection of our culture. It's not allowed any more.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (Kpl3J)



I am reminded of a great essay by P.J. O'Rourke before he became a NeverTrump shit. He was describing touring a university campus in the early 1990s and dealing with the campus radicals, noting how they looked and acted just like his generation's radicals of the late 1960s did.

He wondered aloud, "What if I had gone to campus in the late 1960s and found all the radical activists wearing Zoot Suits, yard-wide fedora hats, and two-toned shoes?"

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 07, 2019 11:59 AM (ujg0T)

350 341
Well, remember - very few "musicians" write their music anymore. Most everything is written by the studio's writers.



----



What cracks me up is that if you're a self published author people
think you not a "REAL author" because you're not with a corporate
publishing house...



...but the fact of the matter is: an independent, self-published
author is pretty much GUARANTEED to have written his or her own book!
The ARE the real authors!



Fuckin' world.

Posted by: RKae at February 07, 2019 11:56 AM (1jGb7)


My new song is gonna chart big "Cum lick my Donut!"

Posted by: Ariana Grnddee at February 07, 2019 12:00 PM (ymnmz)

351 I'm sorry if this was addressed before - I seem to recall a SCOTUS ruling that publishing the locations of police checkpoints was absolutely permissible - the police can put up checkpoints subject to certain criteria having to do with equal protection and all, but the existence of the checkpoints cannot be kept a secret.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 07, 2019 12:02 PM (PFy0L)

352 All Creativity is frozen - it's a reflection of our culture. It's not allowed any more.

Posted by: Tom Servo

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Damn it all! Would you people get off your duffs and listen to some Neal Morse already?!!!! You're about 20 albums behind! Get going!

A couple years ago he did a KICK ASS story album that's a sort of rock opera version of "Pilgrim's Progress" called "Similitude of a Dream."

Last month he put out the sequel called "The Great Adventure." So the best album of the last 20 years just got twice as long!

Posted by: RKae at February 07, 2019 12:02 PM (1jGb7)

353 Can this be learned? What is the field or course of study? Business, Accounting, etc. in college are all great to become a small cog in the corporate world.
Posted by: t-bird

Tell him to marry someone who is, I think its a function of personality.

Posted by: Jean at February 07, 2019 12:02 PM (25Dt7)

354 You know they're publishing as much info as possible about ICE and Border Patrol activities.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2019 12:03 PM (OiC69)

355 Tell him to marry someone who is, I think its a function of personality.

I was afraid of that, because I've struck out on both counts.

Posted by: t-bird at February 07, 2019 12:05 PM (OiC69)

356 Posted by: Lizzy at February 07, 2019 11:45 AM (W+vEI)

I wondered who was backing Fiasco Cortez. She is a post turtle, I knew someone had to be propping her up.

Posted by: clutch at February 07, 2019 12:11 PM (oCvGo)

357 Willow:
There are biological differences between men and women. Men are stronger physically - women are stronger emotionally. Women can simply "deal with" emotional problems that most men can't.

How do the vast majority of people handle the problem of being run over by J.J. Watt while they are trying to block him? Answer: they avoid that problem by not trying to block J.J. Watt. Avoidance is a perfectly reasonable solution to a problem that a person knows they can't handle.

Posted by: An Observation at February 07, 2019 12:13 PM (Hc5T8)

358 #117 Sorry to say worked doing stuff like pulling wire into hot 480 panels, tightening lugs screws on breakers hot as part of PM, cleaning dust dirt debris in hot panels, pulling dead fronts off large and small hot 480 panels that said right on them do not remove this deadfront on a hot panel (usually to get meter readings)

Sometimes it was expected, sometimes it was optional on my part.

All that and more in the Navy, working for state government, working for private contractor, and for myself.

It's NEVER okay to work hot but it's done all the time.

you can mitigate with boots, gloves, rubber matts, and anti flash gear.

At times I wanted to just quit the job. Crazy stuff. Some people don't have any idea what we blue collar do to pay our bills.

For fun I read OSHA fatality reports. I know exactly what the risks and consequences are.

Nowadays I'm back in school. I hope to sue some of the bastards before I die so that others don't have to work hot like I did to eat. One of my old bosses is still out there working a small college facility in NCal. I know he is still pushing his crew to work hot and I'll lurk on his ass.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2019 12:16 PM (Y274z)

359 The last time I used Waze, it was cops who were indicating that speed traps were ahead.
They were not.
They were just trying to slow down the traffic.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 07, 2019 12:20 PM (w7KSn)

360 I dunno, this Twitter police arrest doesn't have the snap of Ron White with his "You caught The Tater"

CBD shoulda plagiarized like the wind (or Jonah G, or Jill A) and gone with "You caught The Dildo".

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 07, 2019 12:20 PM (Z4rgH)

361 Protip: When you wear blackface, it's the political equivalent of a blue collar electrician working a hot 480 panel.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2019 12:20 PM (Y274z)

362 #359 I've heard that. Cops have been given dispensation by the hacks in black to tell suspects whatever fake stories they want to concoct in order to advance the often competitive enterprise of ferreting out crime. It's stunning how much fake news there is out there in law enforcement land

And the crooks never rest either.

My favorite fake news was the Madoff investment scheme. Only the elite (usually jewish) were able to get an invite to be ripped off by the entirely fake investment firm. Did it for decades right under the cops noses.

Posted by: torabora at February 07, 2019 12:29 PM (Y274z)

363 Regarding the Waze app article posted above. I kinda am on the side of a cop...reason being, if you have someone drive drunk, and they use the app to avoid checkpoints and go an alternate route. What if you are an innocent motorist who happens to encounter this drunk driver and get into an accident...then all the fallout from that accident. Damage, broken bones, death, etc...
Sorry I have very little tolerance for people who drive drunk. The risks to other motorists are way to great. Especially in a time where with technology you can get an Uber or Lyft to come pick you up.

Posted by: Seth at February 07, 2019 12:33 PM (UVfhU)

364 yuck

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 12:36 PM (gLMhO)

365 There are biological differences between men and women. Men are stronger physically - women are stronger emotionally. Women can simply "deal with" emotional problems that most men can't.



I agre men avoid and women can until they can't.

Posted by: willow at February 07, 2019 12:38 PM (gLMhO)

366 @313,

My friend Della used to get bored pulling green chain and would toss in wood to jam the line. Then she'd have a little break while she got the jam cleared. Her boss talked to her about it but didn't fire her for it. She was a hard worker. She had her first child at 15, stayed on welfare long enough for her son and daughter to get in school, then started working in the saw mill. She did not want government assistance any longer than she absolutely needed it.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 07, 2019 12:43 PM (JKNZq)

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Posted by: Snarky Paleocon at February 07, 2019 01:16 PM (jH72x)

368 We could equalize the on-the-job death imbalance by dragging female school teachers and HR managers from their offices and just whack em until we get some parity. However, I think they will say that it wasn't so bad afterall.

Posted by: Kenneth Neil at February 07, 2019 03:06 PM (kf3l1)

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