Moving beyond Judeo-Christianity [KT]

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Photo above: One example of our current Western Civilization, promoted by sophisticates at Tate Modern. See first comment. Heh.

Aren't you thrilled that we have moved beyond the benighted artwork of, say, the Sistine Chapel?

In his Thursday Morning Report, J.J. Sefton linked a piece by Victor Davis Hanson on the return of ancient prejudices. It started by describing old prejudices in the USA:

The stereotyped hatreds were battled by the melting-pot forces of assimilation, integration and intermarriage. Civil rights legislation and broad education programs gradually convinced the country to judge all Americans on the content of their characters rather than the color of their skins or their religious beliefs. And over the last half-century, the effort to end institutional bias against African-Americans largely succeeded.

But recently, other ancient prejudices have been insidiously returning. . .

Prominent among these are prejudices against Jews and against serious Christians, particularly Catholics (at the moment).

Progressive senators such as Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) have attacked judicial nominees on grounds that they are Catholic, apparently because the Catholic Church and its affiliates officially disprove of abortion and gay marriage.

Feinstein complained that one appeals court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, was a dubious choice because "the dogma lives loudly within you." Hirono claimed that judicial nominee Brian Buescher was suspect because the Knights of Columbus held "extreme positions." Harris whined that the public-service Catholic organization was an "all-male society comprised primarily of Catholic men."

Recently, a number of newly elected congressional representatives--Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib--have voiced virulent anti-Israel bias that came off as anti-Semitic. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared Jewish settlers on the West Bank to "termites." CNN pundit Marc Lamont Hill (who has since been fired) parroted the Hamas eliminationist slogan "Palestine from the river to the sea," which is code for the destruction of the Jewish state.

This made me think of a quote from 1978, a little over 40 years ago. I ran across it on Facebook. It's from an official in the LDS church, the late Neal A. Maxwell:

We are now entering a period of incredible ironies. Let us cite but one of these ironies which is yet in its subtle stages: we shall see in our time a maximum if indirect effort made to establish irreligion as the state religion. It is actually a new form of paganism that uses the carefully preserved and cultivated freedoms of Western civilization to shrink freedom even as it rejects the value essence of our rich Judeo-Christian heritage. . .

Am I saying that the voting rights of the people of religion are in danger? Of course not! Am I saying, "It's back to the catacombs?" No! But there is occurring a discounting of religiously-based opinions. There may even be a covert and subtle disqualification of some for certain offices in some situations, in an ironic "irreligious test" for office.

However, if people are not permitted to advocate, to assert, and to bring to bear, in every legitimate way, the opinions and views they hold that grow out of their religious convictions, what manner of men and women would they be, anyway? . .

That was forty years ago. Now we hear "the dogma lives loudly within you". No longer covert. No longer subtle.

In the piece linked above, VDH also wrote:

And what fuels the return of American bias is the new idea that citizens can disparage or discriminate against other groups if they claim victim status and do so for purportedly noble purposes.

Perhaps the recent virulent form of this disparagement or discrimination is new. The current overwhelming cultural crusade to get people to judge others on the basis of their membership in a victim (or persecutor) group has given the crusaders a sense of righteousness. But the slower campaign to reject the value essence of our rich Judeo-Christian heritage has been ongoing for some time among the intellectual classes.

Watch for additional articles on this general topic in J.J. Sefton's Morning Reports right here on this page. Here's another example from Wednesday: 32 religious groups on probation for alleged discrimination at the University of Iowa. Do you think that the Justice Department under Obama would have filed a statement in support of the religious groups?

Yesterday, a judge blocked the university's action. A win for religious freedom.

The details of both pieces are interesting. Thirty-two groups! The modern university is not real open to heretics from the new secular religion. I expect they wouldn't want to hear much about the charitable work of Mark Tapscott's Baptist group, either.

Note on the Green New Deal

The resolution may have seemed insane, and it may have been filled with typos, but I think Neo is right. It appealed to the activist base which appreciates the "spirit" of the resolution, allowing Democratic presidential candidates to connect with them.

Isn't it very very extreme, so extreme it will alienate people? For the answer, just do what I did: spend a few hours reading MSM sites and seeing reactions from Democrats. It's an education in how the GND is being responded to, and why the Democratic candidates have all hopped aboard the extremist green social justice jobs for everyone train.

Last night I watched a clip of some liberal spokesperson or other being quizzed by a conservative as to what she agreed with in the details of the GND. "Its spirit" was all she could come up with, but for her it was enough. She seemed embarrassed when asked about particulars and couldn't endorse any, but she pooh-poohed--almost ridiculed--the need for details.

Isn't that "spirit" stuff sort of religious language?

The resolution moved the Overton Window. And it will make future Democratic proposals seem reasonable.

Neo will be writing more. What do you think?


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1 A big pink turd. Now, that's art.

Posted by: mindful webworker's art appreciation class at February 09, 2019 11:14 AM (CwfDw)

2 1
A big pink turd. Now, that's art.



Could be an earthworm. You don't know.


Okay, it's a turd.

Posted by: pep at February 09, 2019 11:16 AM (T6t7i)

3 PRAY FOR THE UNBORN

Posted by: LL at February 09, 2019 11:17 AM (AvblT)

4 Force them to vote on the great new green deal.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:17 AM (cqNba)

5 The Overton Window has been opened slightly by Gov Northam's public discussion of the proper way to perform comfortable infanticide and yet be not removed from the Governor's Mansion on a rail after a "liberal" application of tar and feathers!!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 09, 2019 11:18 AM (f3oO4)

6 "Force them to vote on the great new green deal."

That is a great idea.
The depths of their ignorance has yet to be plumbed...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 09, 2019 11:19 AM (w7KSn)

7 Ha! Well, the Tate, you know.

Paul Joseph Watson, "Modern Art is STILL Sh*t":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IoW7pA1-yc

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 09, 2019 11:19 AM (kQs4Y)

8 A big pink turd. Now, that's art.

Posted by: mindful webworker's art appreciation class at February 09, 2019 11:14 AM (CwfDw)

But it's a coiler, though. So there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 11:19 AM (nPGq2)

9 The thing about the New Green Deal is that physics does not care what you want and will not bend itself to your will no matter how much money you waste.

Posted by: huerfano at February 09, 2019 11:19 AM (6e1eX)

10 PRAY FOR THE UNBORN

Posted by: LL at February 09, 2019 11:17 AM (AvblT)


And the BORN!

Posted by: VA Governor Ralphie Northam at February 09, 2019 11:19 AM (f3oO4)

11 sophisticates at Tate Modern.

*********


Semicolon - a limerick

Critique of art calls for conjecture
'Bout color, and shape, also texture
But today I have questions
'Cause that looks like intestines
I shall reename this piece: "Splenic Flexure"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 11:20 AM (m45I2)

12 I didn't see unicorns mentioned in GND. No unicorn, no deal.

Posted by: BignJames at February 09, 2019 11:20 AM (cxHbL)

13 Willowed:

Returning from the MoMe.

https://youtu.be/vdEBxS8q7dk

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:21 AM (+y/Ru)

14 "That is a great idea.
The depths of their ignorance has yet to be plumbed..."

i can't take credit for it.

It's Miss Lindsey's idea

https://tinyurl.com/y8jc7gx3

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:22 AM (cqNba)

15 Giant plastic multicolored nematodes.
Giant plastic multicolored nematodes.Giant plastic multicolored nematodes.
Sculptures in a parking lot.

Posted by: A Shredder and Splinter Bromance Production at February 09, 2019 11:23 AM (I6S+U)

16 Another irony is that the Catholic Clergy has left the dogma. This commie pope will destroy the church in everything but name before he is finished. The church went from condemning murder in the womb to providing cover for those who do it and encourage it. Ronald Reagan said he never left the democrat party, the democrat party left him. This is how some Catholics feel, the church left us.

Posted by: Locke Common at February 09, 2019 11:23 AM (Ry2UI)

17 My first thought when the quote on Facebook was mentioned was "Facebook wasn't around in 1978!"
/sigh
Elder Neal A. Maxwell was an apostle in the LDS Church, and a *very* smart man. Every single talk he gave (and he gave at least two a year while serving as an apostle) was filled with wisdom. Unfortunately, those same talks also tend to not be easy reading. But they're usually worth the trouble.

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 11:24 AM (Fp6vo)

18 And what fuels the return of American bias is the new idea that citizens can disparage or discriminate against other groups if they claim victim status and do so for purportedly noble purposes.

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Another way that leftists resemble Nazis. The Nazis thought that they were the real victims. Victims of Versailles, victims of the stab in the back, victims of the worldwide Jewish conspiracy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:25 AM (+y/Ru)

19 13 Also willowed:

I was told there was to be no video...

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 09, 2019 11:22 AM (f3oO4)

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 09, 2019 11:25 AM (f3oO4)

20 @4

Bringing the GND up for a vote has been proposed by Lindsey Graham. The idea is to give it more visibility so that the public would know exactly what the Dem endgame is.

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 11:26 AM (Fp6vo)

21

Adviser To Ocasio-Cortez Lies To Tucker Carlson, Claims Green New Deal Fact Sheet She Put Out Was "Doctored"

https://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=410580

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 11:26 AM (aKsyK)

22 I am not looking forward to brushing off my squad and lrrp skills for the necessary guerrilla warfare that's coming at us.

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at February 09, 2019 11:26 AM (8ZeGS)

23 Bringing the GND up for a vote has been proposed by Lindsey Graham. The idea is to give it more visibility so that the public would know exactly what the Dem endgame is.

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 11:26 AM (Fp6vo)


BUT, you have to pass it to find out what's in it!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 09, 2019 11:27 AM (f3oO4)

24 *art thread ?

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 11:28 AM (YiCkI)

25 *Looks at picture of "sculpture".

*Consults list.

Aha, #23.

https://tinyurl.com/nyzu6ry

Posted by: Bert G at February 09, 2019 11:28 AM (OMsf+)

26 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 11:26 AM (aKsyK)

Good to see they immediately published the original certified correct GND...

Oh wait!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at February 09, 2019 11:29 AM (f3oO4)

27 "BUT, you have to pass it to find out what's in it!"

The old ways are best....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:29 AM (cqNba)

28 The thing about the New Green Deal is that physics does not care what you want and will not bend itself to your will no matter how much money you waste.

Birth is no longer considered a barrier, why should physics?

Posted by: t-bird at February 09, 2019 11:29 AM (Ry8mf)

29 These people are horrible. It's like I'm being punished for being an American.

Now, where's my trusty sidearm?

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2019 11:29 AM (wxZSX)

30 Last month AOC was giving a class for her Dem colleagues on how to successfully use social media. I wonder who is giving her staff a lesson on how to write talking points?

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 11:29 AM (9/vGE)

31 Yellow and green Omegas look on in the background.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 11:29 AM (aKsyK)

32 It appealed to the activist base which appreciates the "spirit" of the resolution,


*********

Remake of the James Dean Classic - a limerick

I just heard a loud whoop-de-doo!
So what caused all the hullabaloo?
It's a New Green Deal resolution
Fixing poverty, injustice and pollution
It's AOC in "Rebel Without a Clue"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 11:31 AM (m45I2)

33 And what fuels the return of American bias is the new idea that...

...that they can vote themselves the Treasury. That's all it is.

Posted by: t-bird at February 09, 2019 11:31 AM (Ry8mf)

34 "Last night I watched a clip of some liberal spokesperson or other being quizzed by a conservative as to what she agreed with in the details of the GND. "Its spirit" was all she could come up with, but for her it was enough. She seemed embarrassed when asked about particulars and couldn't endorse any, but she pooh-poohed--almost ridiculed--the need for details."

O-cas-i-o
Here I in awesome wonder
Consider this
Proposal you have made
I read of wind
I read of so-lar pooo-wer
No fossil fuels
Are in this plan displayed

Then sings my soul
Our saviors are now we
How great we art
How great we art

When I look down
On all the bitter clingers
It makes me feel
Distressed and slightly frayed
Can't they just die
Or move to Ok-la-hooo-maaa
Make them shut up
And make them go away

Then sings my soul
Our saviors now are we
How great we art
How great we art...

With full apologies to the original, which is beautiful and very moving.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 11:31 AM (7PLM4)

35 Wow. A plumbus exhibit.

Posted by: Corndog at February 09, 2019 11:31 AM (V2CIU)

36 LOL, somebody quoted one of my sacred texts concerning the worm sculptures:

"Consequently, most Boggie towns looked as though some very large and untidy creature, perhaps a dragon, had quite recently suffered a series of disappointing bowel movements in the vicinity."

---Bored Of the Rings

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 09, 2019 11:32 AM (kQs4Y)

37 The GND is ultimately a fundraising gimmick to set AOC up as a power broker. She's branding herself as the only one truly serious about climate change to attract the donors. All the folks who are true believers, and all those cynically virtue signaling and those exploiting it for gain.
She wants to be the next Pelosi, the one controlling the spigot of campaign cash picking and choosing who gets it. Ensuring she gets more far left socialists in that owe her.
Of course the GND is ridiculous and impossible to deliver. This means she never has to deliver, and allows her to do a progressive 'failure theater'. Telling the base that they just don't have enough folks in office yet, but more donations and getting more progressives in and they'll get it passed, promise, cross their hearts.

Yeah, AOC eventually wants to be Maduro with her and her cronies accumulating the wealth and power while the rest of us starve. But don't think for a minute they were ever serious about this monstrosity GND getting real traction. It's about attracting the dollars and building power.

Posted by: You're in hell, the world ended at at February 09, 2019 11:32 AM (fL7dF)

38 I don't think at a practical level the Green New Deal (not to mention the Democratic Goal of Legalized Infanticide)-

are jokes at all.

Look, at the history of the Democrat Party.

No matter how absurd the proposal, no matter how long ago it was proposed, no matter how damaging to the people, customs, government, Constitution, economy, military, morality of the Untied States of America.

They will continue to push it in it's original form until they have the political power to enact that proposal.

And they will make it law.

So, yes, unless fought tooth and nail, at some point in the near future, we will get "The New Green Deal" to destroy our economy and society.

Infanticide? You're nearly swimming in it.

Mockery and Alinsky-ing their asses daily are good on a social level, but-

we need strong Conservative men and women as our elected representatives to take the fight to the Dims daily and in the media.


Do you believe the current Republican crew can be counted on to keep us and our children safe and secure?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 09, 2019 11:33 AM (CRRq9)

39 'There's got to be a morning after . . . '

(whether NoVaMoMe or green new deal)

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 09, 2019 11:33 AM (MIKMs)

40 Bert G #25:
*Looks at picture of "sculpture".
*Consults list.
Aha, #23.
https://tinyurl.com/nyzu6ry


Yup. First thing I thought of, with the photo, and KT's text.

Okay, second thing. First thing I thought was, wow, this really makes Picasso's sculpture in Chicago's Daley Plaza look like great art!

Posted by: mindful webworker's art appreciation class at February 09, 2019 11:33 AM (CwfDw)

41 Dem Rep. Al Green: VA Blackface Scandals 'A Symptom' Of Trump's Bigotry, Vows Impeachment

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Doesn't surprise me. He hasn't done shit since Let's Stay Together.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:34 AM (+y/Ru)

42 Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 11:31 AM (7PLM4)



Beautiful.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 11:34 AM (9/vGE)

43 The Green New Deal is full of trial balloons. I predict that many of its aspects will resurface in other forms.

Taxes on meat to offset the environmental impact of cow farts. Look at what happened with cigarettes. Today the vast majority of the cost of a pack of cigarettes is taxes, not the actual cost of the product. So beef costing $100/ lb. will not bother the ruling elites at all, but it will be unaffordable to the proles.

Requiring that older homes be retrofitted for energy efficiency. Homeowners will be forced to pay for expensive retrofitting, or pay higher property taxes. That will force people out of private single-family homes and into Soviet-style apartments. Only the rich and the connected will be able to afford single-family homes.

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 11:35 AM (sdi6R)

44 Vendette!!!


Mrs VIA of course says hello.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:35 AM (cqNba)

45 Giant plastic multicolored nematodes.


*******


Super colored fragile plastic exposed nematodosis

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 11:36 AM (m45I2)

46 Minus 5 this a.m. another 3-4 inches of global warming on the way. Getting ready for my winter camping trip next week. Gear all over the living room, wife looking at me like, uumm how long is that crap going to be everywhere.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 11:36 AM (L3YlV)

47

Shitty "art" on pubic display? It's there for a reason.

It's time to drag Bessie The Dead Horse out again for another useless whompin' on. Here's what the Congressional Record said way back in 1963 about what our enemies, the Communists, planned to do to us.


16. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of
artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate
all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless,
awkward and meaningless forms.
17. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.


BTDH says, "Ack! Wheeze..."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 11:36 AM (HaL55)

48 You're in hell, the world ended



==

Quit stealing our headlines !!

Posted by: The Sun at February 09, 2019 11:36 AM (bUjCl)

49 Vendette!!!





Mrs VIA of course says hello.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:35 AM (cqNba)


*Waves*

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 11:37 AM (9/vGE)

50 The name of the pink turd sculpture should be "You Have to Pass It to Find Out What's in It!"

Posted by: Corndog at February 09, 2019 11:37 AM (V2CIU)

51 Making the Dims vote now on the NGD is a great idea.

But, only if the Republicans-

make a full court push to let the people know what's in it thru every media outlet available -

before the vote.


The Turtle is useless in these kinds of things as he thinks merely holding the vote on a rainy Saturday afternoon is all that's needed.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 09, 2019 11:38 AM (CRRq9)

52 That "art" looks like two confused inch worms and a small intestine.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 11:38 AM (L3YlV)

53 The Nazis thought that they were the real victims. "

Pretty much every power seeking group ever has a woe is us tale...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 09, 2019 11:39 AM (6qErC)

54 >>>Super colored fragile plastic exposed nematodosis<<<

Say what?

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2019 11:39 AM (wxZSX)

55 Thank you, BackwardsBoy. That's immediately what I thought as soon as I saw that photo.

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 11:39 AM (sdi6R)

56 The dems moved beyond parody a quarter-century ago.

You could pick pretty much any wild-eyed exaggeration of any of their talking points, and within six month to a year the whole party would be right there.

With designated "moderates" on the tubes to lie to the rubes.

Posted by: BJM at February 09, 2019 11:40 AM (hu22E)

57 With a larger federal grant, the "artist" could have included bits of corn in the sculpture.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 11:40 AM (UGqF8)

58 Super colored fragile plastic exposed nematodosis"

Sounds quite atrocious...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 09, 2019 11:40 AM (6qErC)

59 Can the yellow vests burn this instead of cans du garbagee?

Posted by: Otto Mann at February 09, 2019 11:40 AM (I6S+U)

60 With a larger federal grant, the "artist" could have included bits of corn in the sculpture.

Get some USDA funding...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 09, 2019 11:41 AM (6qErC)

61 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2019 11:39 AM (wxZSX)

super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis

Posted by: Gandhi at February 09, 2019 11:41 AM (nPGq2)

62 >>>super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis

Posted by: Gandhi<<<

Must have been the curry.

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2019 11:43 AM (wxZSX)

63 I'm always curious when I see "art" like this. What is the reaction of the viewer supposed to be, snyway? I'm guessing it isn't *eyeroll*, so then what?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 11:43 AM (UGqF8)

64 Wow. A plumbus exhibit.

Posted by: Corndog at February 09, 2019 11:31 AM (V2CIU)


they are prototyping a newer model but apparently only in Spain at the moment.

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=LjFyMkTC35M

Posted by: Kindltot at February 09, 2019 11:43 AM (mUa7G)

65 Criticism of NGD needs to get beyond AOC is sooo dumb.

It takes the UN IPCC report seriously.

If you believe it then you are obligated to stop all human progress.

Now lets see how many really believe it.

Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 11:43 AM (ZfRYq)

66 PRAY FOR THE UNBORN

Posted by: LL
-----
Amen, Sister (or Brother as the case may be).

Come on Cardinal Dolan, I know you can condemn those politicians that support abortion and bring the Church hammer down on them.

Try it, you'll like it!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 09, 2019 11:44 AM (Y4EXg)

67 Suggestion for the NoVa MoMe. Everyone put your name in the hat and whosever name gets drawn is Governor!

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 11:44 AM (L3YlV)

68 Is that art, or something found in the internist's office?


I compare infantile crap like this to the Sistine Chapel, and weep for our loss of the ability to create beauty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:44 AM (cqNba)

69 UPDATE: Chief Justice Roberts emerges as Supreme Court swing vote...

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Well, isn't that special.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:45 AM (+y/Ru)

70 Must have been the curry.

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2019 11:43 AM (wxZSX)

Gandhi drank piss. For the health benefits. No shit.

(well, the shit, he probably ate)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 11:45 AM (nPGq2)

71 It looks like Barry's rectum after a long night.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 09, 2019 11:45 AM (ykYG2)

72 Pink Prolapse

Posted by: Insomniac at February 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ywNoU)

73
And what fuels the return of American bias is the new idea that...
...that they can vote themselves the Treasury. That's all it is.


Posted by: t-bird at February 09, 2019 11:31 AM (Ry8mf)


That's not a new idea.Tocqueville warned us about that a long time ago.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at February 09, 2019 11:46 AM (TAmPV)

74

Thank you, BackwardsBoy. That's immediately what I thought as soon as I saw that photo.

You're welcome, rickl. This has been a matter of public record for over 50 years. Our leaders knew about it and did absolutely nothing to stop it, which means they're cool with it and in on it. It was done to us with their full knowledge and approval.

I could drag Bessie The Dead Horse out every day to point out something bad in our society that is the direct result of those Communist Goals from 1963, for all the good it would do. You have to admire the balls on those Commies: they told us exactly what they were going to do to us to defeat us, then went right ahead and did it in full view of God and everybody.


#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 11:46 AM (HaL55)

75 IBS advertisement?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:46 AM (cqNba)

76 It's no Rothko.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 11:47 AM (JeWBm)

77 Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 11:44 AM (L3YlV)

That's funny! Everyone of the attendees would surely be a better Governor than the one they have now, as well as the Lt Governor.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (AllCR)

78 I compare infantile crap like this to the Sistine Chapel, and weep for our loss of the ability to create beauty.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:44 AM (cqNba)

Oh, we *can*. You can walk through almost any art exhibition and find people who can draw, can paint, all of that. We just *don't* because Art Theory and Pushing The Boundaries and Shock the Squares and all that shit.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (7PLM4)

79 Dorkbius Loop

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (JeWBm)

80 What I find confounding about the Green New Deal?

The very problem its supposed to solve is based on a lie.

The idea that we control the climate is Hubris, and the very warming its supposed to fight is based on falsified data.

Yet somehow this gaslighting is believed by almost everyone, and if you even try to talk about a counter position, you are demeaned as a crank.

Yet somehow this has become a center piece of a national political debate, and cause for one side to try to totally destroy all the power and Freedom of the US itself.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (NgKpN)

81 There's a reason most artists die penniless. I give you exhibit #24930

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (L3YlV)

82 It's no Rothko.
Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 11:47 AM (JeWBm)

Yeah, there's more than two colors.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (7PLM4)

83 Dorkbius Loop

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (JeWBm)

Those "sculptures" would make great targets for flaming-arrow practice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 11:49 AM (nPGq2)

84 That's funny! Everyone of the attendees would surely be a better Governor than the one they have now, as well as the Lt Governor.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM

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Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 11:49 AM (L3YlV)

85 When "we" had the first Earf Day, with all the looniness that engendered, I heard about it coming from my very hip friends at our local, very tone-y Catholic high school. Clergy there endorsed a lot of anti-war rallies, and social action agendas, and crusades against consumerism and materialism that could very easily have been interchanged with "moderate" socialism.
I don't have a single doubt that, no matter how extreme the Green agenda gets, they'll be able to find credentialed RC theologians who suck it all up. The Church is much more embarrassed at being linked to the Ancien Regime and the Old European (read, I'm afraid, "South American") Right than it is by child abuse scandals, or money leaks. They'll never escape liberation theology now, having invested the worse part of a century in repudiating their old social doctrine.
This has nothing to do with the "private" (scriptural) beliefs of conservative RC catholics, and nothing to do with what's really there in original doctrine and dogma. Hard leftism is well supported by a large body of priestly writing, with its own spiritual and devotional content. Without one hell of a (very un green) book burning and schism, it will never go away. It's part of the arsenal of the left, and they aren't giving it up.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 09, 2019 11:50 AM (8ZmvG)

86 "43
The Green New Deal is full of trial balloons. I predict that many of its aspects will resurface in other forms.



Taxes on meat to offset the environmental impact of cow farts. Look
at what happened with cigarettes. Today the vast majority of the cost
of a pack of cigarettes is taxes, not the actual cost of the product.
So beef costing $100/ lb. will not bother the ruling elites at all, but
it will be unaffordable to the proles.



Requiring that older homes be retrofitted for energy efficiency.
Homeowners will be forced to pay for expensive retrofitting, or pay
higher property taxes. That will force people out of private
single-family homes and into Soviet-style apartments. Only the rich and
the connected will be able to afford single-family homes.

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 11:35 AM (sdi6R)"
...
"Would", not "will".
None of that is flying in the US as a whole - and only in part after a national divorce has factored into it.
For a decade now, damn near every aspect of my adult life has been shaped by the lefties, almost always for the worst. Hosed by arbitrary unlawful takings in the wake of the 2008 collapse; locked out of work by ACA-related employee headcount triggered rules, then locked into corporate work by the destruction of affordable private insurance; priced out of housing and rental markets by idiotic rent control schemes; paying taxes through the nose to finance an ever-increasing stream of illegals and druggie bums. Every day at work is a matter of putting on a mask - to be exposed as a non-leftist means immediate firing.
I'm seriously sick of this shit. They want to price shit out of reach to appease their BS secular religions? They want to pack us into shitty apartments and public transit?

Yeah, no. They want Venezuela - tough shit, they're going to get Spain or Yugoslavia.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at February 09, 2019 11:50 AM (67XdO)

87 Harrison Ford delivers apocalyptic climate warning; 'Worldwide destruction'...

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Harry, Harry, Harry,

We forgave you for Crystal Skull but don't push it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:51 AM (+y/Ru)

88 That's funny! Everyone of the attendees would surely be a better Governor than the one they have now, as well as the Lt Governor.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM
Sorry Fen, hit post on accident. What I was going to say was, it looks like there might be 3 or 4 positions to fill. Maybe you all should make a board and then draw names and rank them. Half the MoMee is now running VA!

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 11:51 AM (L3YlV)

89 James Bowman wrote a short article similar to VDH's a couple weeks ago. He was writing in the context of the Covington Catholic students.

https://jamesbowman.net/diaryDetail.asp?hpID=714

"...for some time now, the media have not been playing by the same rules that apply to the rest of us. Having launched their partisan campaign against Mr Trump and his "deplorable" supporters in the name of morality, the rules of which by definition must apply to all equally, they have since veered into pre-moral behavior that harkens back to our tribal past."

For the left (and some NT'ers ), the Covington kids were guilty for who they are, not how they allegedly behaved.

Read the whole thing, as they say.

Also he quotes William Voegli from The Claremont Review:

"For social justice leftists indoctrinated in this viewpoint, it is now self-evident that racism has nothing to do with a person's attitudes about racial groups, and everything to do with where one stands on questions of redistributive justice among such groups. The words of one blogger reflect the resultant bullying certitude: 'Your first step is to accept that 'a hatred or intolerance of another race' is not the definition of racism. The dictionary is wrong. Get over it.' "

Posted by: Hands at February 09, 2019 11:51 AM (786Ro)

90


Sometimes when I really want to depress myself, I think of all the things that we as a country could have done were it not for the imbecile Democrat/Progressive/Socialists that slithered their way into office.

It should go without saying, but what those idiots think is "progress" is nothing of the sort and they know it. Control freaks are mentally ill and it shows in everything they do, like OCS's ridiculous NGD.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 11:52 AM (HaL55)

91 We forgave you for Crystal Skull but don't push it.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:51 AM (+y/Ru)

Why's he worried, anyway? Doesn't he have one of those awesome lead lined refrigerators?

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 11:53 AM (7PLM4)

92 91-Bounce the anti Semite.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 11:53 AM (AllCR)

93 >>>Gandhi drank piss. For the health benefits.<<<

Damn! Those Russian prostitutes were better than the KGB, FBI and CIA combined!

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2019 11:53 AM (wxZSX)

94 That was quick. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 11:53 AM (AllCR)

95 "Half the MoMee is now running VA! "

Um...


Shellback Initiation

Bluenose ceremony

CPO Initiation

Multiple UNITAS cruises.


Imagonna have to decline this wonderful opportunity for public service.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:54 AM (cqNba)

96 I love it that Democrook hack McAuliffe calls on Coonman and Fairfax to resign . . . after using felons and frauds to elect them.

https://wannahistorian.blogspot.com/2019/02/democrat-mcauliffe-rigged-2017-election.html

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at February 09, 2019 11:54 AM (W9Py1)

97 >>Shellback Initiation


They tried that shit with my uncle. On the Arizona.

He beat the shit out of them and they threw him in the brig.

Saved his life.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 11:56 AM (JeWBm)

98 91-Bounce the anti Semite.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 11:53 AM (AllCR)

WTF I was making a joke about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Harrison Ford hides from a nuclear explosion in a lead lined refrigerator Because Hollywood.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 11:56 AM (7PLM4)

99 I imagine the VaMoMe will have better reception than the TxMoMe so live blogging would be easier....
TxMoMe is only a little over 8 months from now so start saving your hobo pelts now and plan accordingly....

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 11:56 AM (kufk0)

100 An engineer for PGE calculated that doing the GND for California would take about $8 to 10 TRILLION! That was to make every car electric and replace all gas stations. To do the houses and buildings would be physically impossible!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 11:56 AM (JFO2v)

101 How does my hash know I have a Jew Bum?

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 11:57 AM (JeWBm)

102 I really want to look up "Splenic Flexure" but I'm afraid to.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at February 09, 2019 11:57 AM (aurj9)

103 GND -> Espiritu Greenus?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 09, 2019 11:57 AM (LLwAy)

104 The greem new deel is going to make my farts tubes mandatory which will help save the planit for all children of all colers

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattlboro, VT at February 09, 2019 11:57 AM (qM84C)

105 The great artists are still out there, it's just that representational art has been relegated to "mere illustration" so you'll find it in pop culture and not so much high culture.

Maybe if some rich toff would bankroll beautiful public art instead of polychromatic colon sculptures, we could turn the tide.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 09, 2019 11:57 AM (kQs4Y)

106 Harrison Ford is so concerned about carbon emissions that he crashed his own plane. Now that's commitment!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 11:58 AM (UGqF8)

107 If Ruthie has been walking a mile a day since her surgery she should be about 35 miles from the house by now!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 11:58 AM (JFO2v)

108 Fauxcahantas speaks with forked tongue.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 09, 2019 11:59 AM (MwFQu)

109 I saw polychromatic colon sculptures open for Colin Kaepernick at Whinefest '17.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 11:59 AM (nPGq2)

110

Yeah, there's more than two colors.

And they're all washed-out-looking and faded. Whose idea was it to post that crap outside as some sort of something we're supposed to pay attention to?

/rhetorical, because I really don't need to know who it was.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 11:59 AM (HaL55)

111 107 If Ruthie has been walking a mile a day since her surgery she should be about 35 miles from the house by now!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 11:58 AM (JFO2v)

She stopped to give her robe to a homeless man.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 09, 2019 11:59 AM (ywNoU)

112 And speaking of art, performance art designed solely to denigrate Ivanka Trump.

https://washex.am/2RNQdfj

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:59 AM (+y/Ru)

113 101 How does my hash know I have a Jew Bum?
Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 11:57 AM (JeWBm)

I am Just Fucking Off 2nd Version

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 12:00 PM (JFO2v)

114
Yeah, no. They want Venezuela - tough shit, they're going to get Spain or Yugoslavia.
Posted by: lurker (the other one)


Maybe Romania.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 12:00 PM (aKsyK)

115 Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg is as alive today as Judge Crater is.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 09, 2019 12:00 PM (LLwAy)

116 Well, I never been to Spain.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:01 PM (UGqF8)

117 USA cheers at Lizzie's announcement?

Posted by: Fox2! at February 09, 2019 12:01 PM (MwFQu)

118 It's a balmy 34 degrees here in CenTex...exactly the same as it was ALL day yesterday. I have a lovely cold that my thoughtful children gave me. So, I'm tired and fuzzy but can't take anything since I'm still technically in the way. Ugh!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 12:01 PM (kufk0)

119 How does my hash know I have a Jew Bum?





The Eternal Question....

Posted by: The Sun at February 09, 2019 12:01 PM (bUjCl)

120 SO

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:01 PM (bUjCl)

121 Liawatha be remebering living on the reservation. And they USED EVERY MUTHA FUKN PART of the buffalo!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 12:01 PM (JFO2v)

122

An engineer for PGE calculated that doing the GND for California would
take about $8 to 10 TRILLION! That was to make every car electric and
replace all gas stations. To do the houses and buildings would be
physically impossible!


If any of those ideas made any real sense, we'd already be doing them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:02 PM (HaL55)

123 98 91-Bounce the anti Semite.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 11:53 AM (AllCR)

WTF I was making a joke about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Harrison Ford hides from a nuclear explosion in a lead lined refrigerator Because Hollywood.
Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 11:56 AM (7PLM4)


No, you're fine. There was, very briefly, an actual antisemitic troll in that slot. When it got hammered, your comment moved up.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:02 PM (qc+VF)

124 Ah, the relentless march through your hallowed institutions!

Posted by: Zombie V.I. Lenin at February 09, 2019 12:02 PM (Tyii7)

125 121 Liawatha be remebering living on the reservation. And they USED EVERY MUTHA FUKN PART of the buffalo!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 12:01 PM (JFO2v)

They used the anuses as hair scrunchies.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 09, 2019 12:03 PM (ywNoU)

126 It seems to me as we're observing the democrats Balkanize into its various aggrieved victim groups and the attendant in-fighting amongst same, that we may well be witnessing is the lead-up to the Tribulation. I am going to try to take to heart the words "Be not afraid", and "Do not let these events cause you fear". Also, I need to pray the St Michael Prayer, as I once did.

Posted by: Old Dude at February 09, 2019 12:03 PM (LGXGf)

127 Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:02 PM (qc+VF)

Oh, ok. Thanks.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 12:04 PM (7PLM4)

128 GND -> Espiritu Greenus?

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The Marx, the Commie, and the Espiritu Greenus

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:04 PM (+y/Ru)

129 She stopped to give her robe to a homeless man.

lol

Posted by: Zombie V.I. Lenin at February 09, 2019 12:04 PM (Tyii7)

130 Liawatha be talking bout rich people getting shit from the poor and stuff.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 12:04 PM (JFO2v)

131 Harrison Ford is so concerned about carbon emissions that he crashed his own plane. Now that's commitment!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 11:58 AM

LOL. Epic. Love it. I don't care that Harry has his own planes or is wealthy enough to afford them. What I care about is him like others telling me it's such a crisis and then having all these homes, planes, cars etc. STFU.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:04 PM (L3YlV)

132 I saw Buffalo Anus open for Buffalo Springfield at the Inglewood Forum In '72.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:04 PM (UGqF8)

133 They used the anuses as hair scrunchies.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 09, 2019 12:03 PM (ywNoU)

You don't want to know what Fauxcahontas used as bait for the Prairie Crabs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:05 PM (nPGq2)

134 Shellback Initiation

Bluenose ceremony

CPO Initiation

Multiple UNITAS cruises.


Imagonna have to decline this wonderful opportunity for public service.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 11:54 AM (cqNba)

Yup, running joke amongst me friends that if I ever really wanted to remember what happened in my 20's and 30's, I should run for office.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 09, 2019 12:05 PM (NgKpN)

135 Buffalo anus
Stolen from Africa

Posted by: Bob Marley at February 09, 2019 12:05 PM (ywNoU)

136 Ah, the relentless march through your hallowed institutions!
Posted by: Zombie V.I. Lenin at February 09, 2019 12:02 PM (Tyii7)

Funnily enough, a lot of *our* ideas have been relentlessly marching through your hallowed institutions over the last twenty years or so.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 12:06 PM (7PLM4)

137 90


Sometimes when I really want to depress myself, I think of all the things that we as a country could have done were it not for the imbecile Democrat/Progressive/Socialists that slithered their way into office.

It should go without saying, but what those idiots think is "progress" is nothing of the sort and they know it. Control freaks are mentally ill and it shows in everything they do, like OCS's ridiculous NGD.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 11:52 AM (HaL55)


A strong, prosperous, independent middle class was created by free-market capitalism and the American form of government.

So-called "progressives" want to destroy all that and take us back to the Middle Ages when there were only two classes: the hereditary nobility and the peasantry, with different laws for each.

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 12:07 PM (sdi6R)

138 Buffalo anus
Stolen from Africa

Posted by: Bob Marley at February 09, 2019 12:05 PM (ywNoU)

"Buffalo Gal, won't you come out tonight?"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:08 PM (nPGq2)

139

LOL. Epic. Love it. I don't care that Harry has his own planes or is
wealthy enough to afford them. What I care about is him like others
telling me it's such a crisis and then having all these homes, planes,
cars etc. STFU.


That's similar to all the multi-millionaires in Congress urging the rest of us to hate the rich.

That's not psychotic at all, is it? (insert eyeroll emoji thingy here)

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:08 PM (HaL55)

140
And speaking of art, performance art designed solely to denigrate Ivanka Trump.

https://washex.am/2RNQdfj


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 11:59 AM (+y/Ru)



Ironically the totally woke people who paid to see that could've just stayed home and watch their maids vaccum the carpets.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at February 09, 2019 12:08 PM (TAmPV)

141 Why do I expect hear the Internationale break out at this rally?

Posted by: Fox2! at February 09, 2019 12:09 PM (MwFQu)

142 So-called "progressives" want to destroy all that and take us back to the Middle Ages when there were only two classes: the hereditary nobility and the peasantry, with different laws for each.
Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 12:07 PM (sdi6R)

While conveniently forgetting how hereditary nobility gets established in the first place.

*cracks knuckles*

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 12:09 PM (7PLM4)

143 A strong, prosperous, independent middle class was created by free-market capitalism and the American form of government.

So-called "progressives" want to destroy all that and take us back to the Middle Ages when there were only two classes: the hereditary nobility and the peasantry, with different laws for each.
Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 12:07 PM (sdi6R)

The Fair Tax would give the middle class about a 25% raise the first! The Fair Tax would end illegals gaming the system overnite!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 12:09 PM (JFO2v)

144 Back in 1981, Fran Liebowitz, in Social Studies, had a story about the new Pope Rick and his old lady Susie (? and ?). They planned to "strip the Sistine Chapel down to the bare brick, man, to give it that more welcoming, authentic vibe, man, yaknow?" Or words to that effect.

Back before the 2004 election, some wonderful comic writer we all know but that I can't remember did a long piece on the Obama volunteers going out into the hinterlands. One of the bios had a young woman posing atop her Post-Colonial Gender Art Studies [sic] senior project, a 5-foot pink paper-mache rock entitled "Five Years of Tuition."

Funny, but far, far beyond parody.

Deadly, deadly serious.

Posted by: BJM at February 09, 2019 12:09 PM (hu22E)

145 Speaking of enviroidiots. There have been articles with our cold weather talking about elec. vehicles and their performance in the cold. A loss of 40-50% was seen in our last cold snap. Gee, you mean cold is hard on batteries? Thanks sherlock! One guy interviewed said his range was down to 60 miles on a charge. LOL. One of the articles recommendations was to pre heat the car while at the charging stations or keep it in aa heated garage. Yea, that's some earth friendly stuff there.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:09 PM (L3YlV)

146 I suppose that, in today's climate, I will not wear my feathered head dress to tonight's festivities.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 09, 2019 12:09 PM (FTlwv)

147 P-47 Thunderbolt with underslung 20mm cannon.

http://www.cubpilot.com/Tspin/P-47aa.jpg

http://www.cubpilot.com/Tspin/P-47bb.jpg

http://www.cubpilot.com/Tspin/P-47cc.jpg

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:10 PM (+y/Ru)

148 "Buffalo Gal, won't you come out tonight?"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:08 PM

RBG was courted to that song.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:11 PM (L3YlV)

149 we just need to make the effort (like the Manhattan project) to get rid of fossil fuels. It will work. We only need to (enslave) the productive members of society and put them to work for we progressives (like slavery). GND is the spirit of a plan. Separation of the tribes is our politics. Enslaving the conservatives is the engine.

Posted by: AOC truth at February 09, 2019 12:11 PM (Wa5hI)

150
hahahahahahaha @ Fake Indian eLIESabeth Warren!

(I told you she did not admit or apologize for being a fake indian --she only apologized for not being a "tribal member.")

30 degrees, wind gusts up to 48mph, eLIESabeth Warren just announced she's a candidate for president in 2020 in front of a crowd of low-hundreds in the Worst City In Massachusetts, a Sanctuary City rife with crime, drugs, sex trafficking, corruption, and filth.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:12 PM (ah86I)

151 Trailer park girls

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 12:12 PM (PUmDY)

152 Oldsmobile made those 20mm cannons.

Unfortunately on a plane already armed with 8 .50cal machine guns it was gilding the lily.

And added even more drag than the bomb racks did.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 09, 2019 12:12 PM (LLwAy)

153 I really want to look up "Splenic Flexure" but I'm afraid to.


*********


Allow me to expound. The large intestine (aka colon) is an elongated hollow tube that begins down by your right hip, heads north (ascending colon) until it reaches your diaphragm, adjacent to the liver, where it turns abruptly toward your left. This bend (or flex) is known as the hepatic flexure. The horizontal portion (or transverse colon) reaches across to the vicinity of the spleen where it takes another abrupt turn to the south. This bend is the splenic flexure.

The descending colon heads toward your left hip where it enters in a segment with back and forth "S"-shaped turns (sigmoid colon). The final portion of the colon, perhaps 8 inches or so, is known as the rectum, and serves as a storage depot of sorts (regulated by the sphincter) until the act of defecation empties the rectum. Viewed from the front, the entire thing resembles an exaggerated question mark. Thus endeth the lesson.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:13 PM (m45I2)

154 When I hear the word culture, I release the safety on my Browning!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 09, 2019 12:13 PM (Z+IKu)

155 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:08 PM

Yep, ironic isn't it. I don't begrudge anyone for being rich, nor having homes and airplanes. Hell I love airplanes, especially vintage and if I was rich I'd have a couple. As someone said, when these folks start living like it's a crisis, I'll listen. AOC's Loony Tunes screed is great, let everyone see how they want us peeeons to live.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:14 PM (L3YlV)

156 30 degrees, wind gusts up to 48mph, eLIESabeth Warren just announced she's a candidate for president in 2020 in front of a crowd of low-hundreds in the Worst City In Massachusetts, a Sanctuary City rife with crime, drugs, sex trafficking, corruption, and filth.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:12 PM (ah86I)


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Now is the time to jump on the Pocahonkie Train. Before it gets really crowded, I mean.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:14 PM (UGqF8)

157

A strong, prosperous, independent middle class was created by free-market capitalism and the American form of government.

Our domestic enemies did that in one fell swoop when BJ Cliton signed NAFTA. He gave our entire manufacturing sector to China, closing tens of thousands of small businesses here and putting millions of formerly-hard-working Americans out of work.

Why, exactly?

I hope everyone notices that all the gadgets and devices that we buy are still being made, but we're not doing the making as we once did. It's not just NAFTA, but a whole lot of other things too, like needless over-regulation which PDT is busy eliminating (PBUH).

If we need any proof that we've lost control of our own government, just look at the things it does to us. We now have an adversarial government that is composed of Progressive control freaks bent on lording their power over us. The longer we let this situation continue, the worse it's going to get.

#PurgeProgressivism

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:14 PM (HaL55)

158
Warren, "from Oklahoma, from a middle-class family on the ragged edge" says she's fighting for the 'green new deal.'

Warren, "the daughter of a janitor," knows what it's like to struggle in these tough times today.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:14 PM (ah86I)

159 152 Oldsmobile made those 20mm cannons.


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That explains the really large font on the controls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:15 PM (UGqF8)

160 124 Ah, the relentless march through your hallowed institutions!


*******


This could serve quite well as the tl:dr version of my colonic exposition @153.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:17 PM (m45I2)

161
Warren announced her candidacy with a Story about Lawrence, MA.

I will bet my left nut that the story was 90% lies and myth.

It was about striking factory workers who showed their rich white bosses whatfor. And the striking workers were led by women...immigrant women...who didn't share a common language.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:17 PM (ah86I)

162 HotelFoxtrot90210 You are cleared to land on taxi way 41A Contact ground at 11 parsecs.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (L3YlV)

163 I thought Warren had already announced.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (PUmDY)

164 That explains the really large font on the controls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:15 PM (UGqF

Buick would have made 22.5 mm cannons.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (nPGq2)

165 Moving beyond Judeo-Christianity

Without notions of Absolute Right and Wrong, what will the Prog True Believers have to be against?

They have to keep us around, I think, or their natives will start to get uncomfortable thoughts.

Posted by: t-bird at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (IMdOQ)

166 We do election-day driving for a non-denominational pro-life group in this area --- picking up old folks in the hollers, that sort of thing. Every year we get a few Dunkers (Amishy-types) too.

In 2016 I'd say we had at least 5 times as many Dunkers.
Yep --- all going to vote for nasty Trump.
And remember the long lines of Amish buggies outside the polls in PA?

They know that religious freedom is under attack.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (Rxduq)

167 124 Ah, the relentless march through your hallowed institutions!
*******
This could serve quite well as the tl:dr version of my colonic exposition @153.
Posted by: Muldoon
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Lol!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (kufk0)

168 Allow me to expound. The large intestine (aka colon) is an elongated hollow tube...

Art, military history, religion, anatomy -- all in one thread. What does The Horde not collectively know about?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (qc+VF)

169 It was about striking factory workers who showed their rich white bosses whatfor. And the striking workers were led by women...immigrant women...who didn't share a common language.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:17 PM (ah86I)

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For her sake, I hope some of them were trannies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (UGqF8)

170 New Green Deal? It certainly has a ring to it, eh?

Posted by: Zombie FDR living up Zombie Uncle Joe Stalin's buffalo anus at February 09, 2019 12:19 PM (Tyii7)

171
P-47 Thunderbolt with underslung 20mm cannon.

http://www.cubpilot.com/Tspin/P-47aa.jpg

http://www.cubpilot.com/Tspin/P-47bb.jpg

http://www.cubpilot.com/Tspin/P-47cc.jpg

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:10 PM (+y/Ru)








Cool. I'm a big fan of jugs.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 09, 2019 12:19 PM (eXA4G)

172 Didn't Lieawatha have a sports car when she was in college. I seem to remember something the last time she trotted these tales out.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (FTlwv)

173 Photo above: One example of our current Western Civilization

I made a poopie!

Posted by: The Artist at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (Pj7+0)

174 This could serve quite well as the tl:dr version of my colonic exposition @153.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:17 PM (m45I2)

I saw The Wild Colonial Boys open for the Butthole Surfers at the Colonic Exposition in '91

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (nPGq2)

175 The sacred scrolls have revealed. Seriously. Read them.

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (0x00j)

176 It was about striking factory workers who showed their rich white bosses whatfor. And the striking workers were led by women...immigrant women...who didn't share a common language.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:17 PM (ah86I)

The funny part is, one of them asked another one where the restroom was, but they had no language in common, and the whole thing spiraled from there.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (7PLM4)

177
The large intestine (aka colon) is an elongated hollow tube that begins down by your right hip...


If stretched out, your large intestine is nine-thousand miles long, or one trip around the world!

Posted by: Soothie's Wacky Facts And Other Oddities at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (ah86I)

178 164 That explains the really large font on the controls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:15 PM (UGqF

Buick would have made 22.5 mm cannons.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (nPGq2)

If Cadillac made them they'd have really big fins... for cooling of course.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (NgKpN)

179 Buick would have made 22.5 mm cannons.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (nPGq2)

-------

I remember that one. It was constantly running out of ammo because the operator forgot to turn it off after the Target was hit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:20 PM (UGqF8)

180

Yep, ironic isn't it.

To me, that screams "greed." And psychosis.
What exactly are those Congressional millionaires doing to help the average American gain wealth, as they have? Are they constricting the economy or are they opening new freedoms and chances to generate personal wealth?

Hmmm?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:21 PM (HaL55)

181 Don't bother with Golden calfs or Moronic Angels named Smith.

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (0x00j)

182 I thought Warren had already announced.





Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 12:18 PM (PUmDY)


This was the formal, get-all-the-media-attention announcement. Amy Klobuchar is supposed to make her formal announcement tomorrow.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (9/vGE)

183 If Ruthie has been walking a mile a day since her surgery she should be about 35 miles from the house by now!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 11:58 AM (JFO2v)

She stopped to give her robe to a homeless man.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 09, 2019 11:59 AM

LOL. Sounds like a math problem. if RBG lives 30 miles away from work and Stacy Abrams Dad lives 30 miles away, when will each arrive?

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (L3YlV)

184 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:21 PM (HaL55)

I would love to see a study on HOW Congress critters make their money.

They almost all end up rich somehow.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (NgKpN)

185 Grandpa Muldoon, tell us the one about the sigmoid colon again.

/grandkids on my knee clamoring for a story.



I'm the life of the party at family get-togethers

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (m45I2)

186 Hillary Clinton Claims "There's No National Emergency At Border," Talks About Mueller Report

-
Well, if Hillary says it, you can believe it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:23 PM (+y/Ru)

187 Buick would have made 22.5 mm cannons.
----------
If Cadillac made them they'd have really big fins... for cooling of course.


If Harley made them, they would leak oil.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:23 PM (qc+VF)

188 Amy Klobuchar is supposed to make her formal announcement tomorrow.
Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (9/vGE)

"Listen, you bitter clinger assholes, VOTE FOR ME OR ELSE!!!!!"

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 12:23 PM (7PLM4)

189
I would love to see a study on HOW Congress critters make their money.

They almost all end up rich somehow.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (NgKpN)

---------

Hairy Reed did it on personal charisma and graft, but mostly graft.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:23 PM (UGqF8)

190
Re: the colon and the "art' photo above

Stools that are thin and might resemble ribbon is one indication of colon cancer!

Posted by: Soothie's Wacky Facts And Other Oddities at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (ah86I)

191 Part of the problem of (or explanation for) the rise of these ancient prejudices is the almost total failure of individuals anymore to exercise their basic self-respect and to challenge these prejudices with righteous outrage. For example, what was Amy Coney Barrett's response to the charge that the "dogma is loud within you"? I couldn't find the video but I'll bet her response was to stare blankly or utter some mealy and courteous comments.

What she should have said was, "pardon me, senator. Did I hear you correctly? That is an appalling thing for a United States senator pledged to uphold our Constitution to say. You impugn religious freedom, and impugn me. It will not be tolerated. Please apologize. And I will add, that such a comment suggests in fact that dogma lives loudly in you, i.e., the dogma of authoritarian arrogance."

We've internalized the idea that we have to just sit there and take that kind of abuse in order not to appear intemperate or something.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (H8QX8)

192 If Ruthie has been walking a mile a day since her surgery she should be about 35 miles from the house by now!
Posted by: rhennigantx at February 09, 2019 11:58 AM (JFO2v)

She stopped to give her robe to a homeless man.

-
She was dead for three days but then she rose.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (+y/Ru)

193 Warren, "the daughter of a janitor," knows what it's like to struggle in these tough times today.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:14 PM (ah86I)

Are we sure she isn't the daughter of a mailman?

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (0x00j)

194 This was the formal, get-all-the-media-attention announcement. Amy Klobuchar is supposed to make her formal announcement tomorrow.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM (9/vGE)

We are going to have to brainstorm a derogatory nickname for Amy.

Rosa Klubb?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:25 PM (nPGq2)

195 I've got nothing against bad art, but I am firmly opposed to bad PUBLIC art.

The folks who choose public art and make taxpayers fund it, always seem to have very bad taste. The crap they plant in my city appeals to nobody but the people who write and cash the checks. It's like The Emperors Clothes: the boosters say it's magnificent, even though there's nothing there.

We have an OK park-district plant conservatory in town. Year by year, the govt operators add more and more hideous artjunk in among an expensively maintained plant collection. Why? Are people bored with looking just at the plants? And the "art" looks better somehow?
Glad we're spending hundreds of dollars a day maintaining the correct temp and humidity for a collection of glass statues.

Posted by: gp at February 09, 2019 12:25 PM (mk9aG)

196 Part of Freud's theory about psychiatric disease was that bowel function was essential to good mental health. The lower colon was the seat of the psyche so to say.

His first name WAS Sigmoid after all.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:25 PM (m45I2)

197 This got willowed while I was elsewhere, but I thought the Horde would be interested.

There is no evidence that Orwell read Hayek's Road to Serfdom. It was widely read in post-war America --- Readers' Digest even put out a condensation for the masses --- but it didn't have much audience in the UK for a few years, around the time that Orwell croaked.

But if Orwell HAD read it, he might have grasped that "democratic socialism" is actually a contradiction in terms and that maintaining the outward forms of "democracy" will not prevent the inexorable slide into totalitarianism.

In any case, there is no doubt in my mind that Orwell would see the echoes of 1984 in the "democratic" Left today.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 11:48 AM (Rxduq)


Actually, Orwell did read it. Here's a link to his review:

https://tinyurl.com/y2b7ks6n

(Of course Mararita's last paragraph is right. He saw those echoes at the time. Several of his essays talk about that, too. I strongly recommend the 4 volume set of his essays.)

Posted by: Eeyore at February 09, 2019 12:25 PM (VaN/j)

198 This was the formal, get-all-the-media-attention announcement. Amy Klobuchar is supposed to make her formal announcement tomorrow.
Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:22 PM

I don't know why she's running, she's exciting as paint drying. Everyone says oh she's so nice. Apparently not to work for, she sounds like a bitch. She got elected on her old man's name, he was a columnist at the Star Tribune (Red Star) or Pravda on the Mississippi. She really didn't have much of any accomplishments. She got in because of her name and the milquetoast life long DFLers who have voted dem since FDR. She's not inspiring at all. Unless vagina is enough of a rallying cry?

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:26 PM (L3YlV)

199 If Harley made them, they would leak oil.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:23 PM (qc+VF)

If Tesla made them they'd catch fire.

If you got one at all, nudge nudge.

Posted by: Vanya at February 09, 2019 12:26 PM (7PLM4)

200 If Harley made them, they would leak oil.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:23 PM (qc+VF)

If British Leyland made them they wouldn't start.

Posted by: BignJames at February 09, 2019 12:26 PM (cxHbL)

201 If stretched out, your large intestine is nine-thousand miles long, or one trip around the world!
-----
There have been times when I have felt this to be true.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 09, 2019 12:26 PM (Hx3Yn)

202 per wikipedia:

"god and man at yale" by william f.buckley (1951) criticized yale for forcing collectivist and secularist ideology on students arguing that they tried to break down students' religious beliefs through their hostility to religion and denying their students' individuality by making them embrace the ideas of liberalism."

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 12:26 PM (Pg+x7)

203 We've internalized the idea that we have to just sit there and take that kind of abuse in order not to appear intemperate or something.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (H8QX


All part of the Karl Rove formula for success.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 09, 2019 12:27 PM (1pz14)

204 Are we sure she isn't the daughter of a mailman?
Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM

You misspelled Cherokee warrior!

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:27 PM (L3YlV)

205 "Oh, we *can*. You can walk through almost any art exhibition and find people who can draw, can paint, all of that. We just *don't* because Art Theory and Pushing The Boundaries and Shock the Squares and all that shit."

I was taught in college fine arts (back in the stone age, at a Catholic university), that art is the use of a medium to communicate with an audience.

Reflecting our empty virtual life and total self absorption as a society, art is now mostly the use of an audience to communicate with oneself, and often only to say "F you".

Posted by: barbarausa at February 09, 2019 12:27 PM (W7IZQ)

206 The folks who choose public art and make taxpayers fund it, always seem to have very bad taste.


*******


Our downtown pedestrian mall area has a Commie in a bathtub (Trumbo). Supposedly the town's favorite son.

Feh!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:27 PM (m45I2)

207 Are we sure she isn't the daughter of a mailman?

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (0x00j)

milkman

Posted by: BignJames at February 09, 2019 12:27 PM (cxHbL)

208 To me, that screams "greed." And psychosis.
What
exactly are those Congressional millionaires doing to help the average
American gain wealth, as they have? Are they constricting the economy or
are they opening new freedoms and chances to generate personal wealth?

Hmmm?



Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:21 PM (HaL55)
I'm trying to remember who the guy was, but there's a well-known story of a congressman who left office and opened a small business. He learned in an awful hurry that a lot of laws he passed as a congressman thinking they and the regulations that resulted from those laws would be helpful to businesses and the economy were actually detrimental. The business eventually failed.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:27 PM (9/vGE)

209 152 Oldsmobile made those 20mm cannons.


Pity they stopped. I imagine driving the Beltway behind slowpokes in the left lane would suddenly become much more entertaining.

Posted by: pep at February 09, 2019 12:28 PM (T6t7i)

210 Part of Freud's theory about psychiatric disease was that bowel function was essential to good mental health.

I was totally buying that (because, Freud) until I got to the punch line. Nicely done, Dr. Muldoon.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:28 PM (qc+VF)

211 99 percent of announced and unannounced dem presidential candidates are running a. for Veep b. for all them lovely campaign dollars.

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:28 PM (0x00j)

212 Correction: The daughter of a Kryptonite janitor, my family stories say. I am related to Superman.

Posted by: Sen. Lies Warren at February 09, 2019 12:28 PM (r+sAi)

213 >>Warren, "the daughter of a janitor,"


Her Father's Native Name translates as:

Replaces Urinal Pucks

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 12:28 PM (JeWBm)

214 She was dead for three days but then she rose.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM

The shroud of Ginsburg will be displayed at the Smithsonian. The image on the shroud looks exactly like Judge Roberts.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 12:29 PM (L3YlV)

215 I such a old master snob, cant even Picasso.

I've been collecting for over 40 years since i was 15.

I got my own mini museum.

Sit in kitchen every morn, in front of a fire, looking at a large
Gerrit van Honthorst tavern scene.

You can keep "modern art" and most modern movies

Were in a new "dark age", just don't know it

Posted by: REDACTED at February 09, 2019 12:29 PM (RZ6R1)

216
So she gets up to the podium, shivering, and starts her list of "thank yous" to all the Democrat rat bastards in attendance.

Then, Warren says, "Let me begin with a story."

And a story it was. What a lode of bullshit.

She's so weird and goofy.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:29 PM (ah86I)

217 Dickweed Goebbels is back.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:30 PM (UGqF8)

218
Warren, "the daughter of a janitor,"
Father's Native Name translates as:

Replaces Urinal Pucks


Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 12:28 PM (JeWBm)



Dances With Mops.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at February 09, 2019 12:30 PM (TAmPV)

219 215 redacted:

you own a gerrit van honthorst?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 12:30 PM (Pg+x7)

220 Cadillac made the V-12 for the XP-47H.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 09, 2019 12:30 PM (LLwAy)

221 Are we sure she isn't the daughter of a mailman?

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (0x00j)

I'm not the milkman; I'm the milkman's daughter,

But I'll steal your milk because I know I oughter"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:31 PM (nPGq2)

222 Sprinkles Pink Sawdust

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 12:31 PM (JeWBm)

223 We've internalized the idea that we have to just sit there and take that kind of abuse in order not to appear intemperate or something.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 12:24 PM (H8QX)


It's worse. The advocates of "Lie Back And Take It" also insist thay You and I take it right along with them.

You see it every day. You see it from the same people here, over and over again.

When its time to fire up the gas chambers, those same assholes will not only form a line ... they'll narc on you and me for not lining up with them.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 09, 2019 12:32 PM (/VASf)

224 Since Elizabeth Warren is a multi millionaire who has spent her entire life in academia I doubt she has any idea what it really means to struggle. Trump-at least-has dealt with a variety of working class people his entire life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 12:32 PM (AllCR)

225 Yep, she was dirt poor, but drove an MG in college.

from Boston.com when she was running for Senator:

"As the two drove in Warren's white MG to the Charcoal Oven drive-in for lunch in their senior year, the would sometimes have a mock debate about who was more Indian."

I wish my college years were poor like that.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 09, 2019 12:32 PM (FTlwv)

226 If Ruthie has been walking a mile a day


********

ahem

♫ ♪ ♫

Ten weeks ago
On a cold dark night
A judge fell dead
"Neath the town hall light

Just a few at the scene
But they all said "Forsooth!"
The judge who died
Looked a lot like Ruth

She walks these hills
In a long dark robe...

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:32 PM (m45I2)

227 "114


Yeah, no. They want Venezuela - tough shit, they're going to get Spain or Yugoslavia.

Posted by: lurker (the other one)



Maybe Romania.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 12:00 PM (aKsyK)"
...
I find this unlikely simply because of the sheer numbers of true believers they have (for now - obviously they'll taper off a bit if shit goes sideways), and the extent to which they've committed to antagonizing the rest of us.
If it comes to a fight, it will not be short.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at February 09, 2019 12:32 PM (67XdO)

228 >> Elizabeth Warren is a multi millionaire who has spent her entire life in academia I doubt she has any idea what it really means to struggle.



Struggles With Jar Lids

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 12:33 PM (JeWBm)

229

We've internalized the idea that we have to just sit there and take that
kind of abuse in order not to appear intemperate or something.


I cannot fathom where that defeatist attitude came from originally. It's possible that somebody misinterpreted Jesus' exhortation to "turn the other cheek" and that we were supposed to just take any and all forms of abuse in order to be considered Good Christians.

Um, no. Just, no. If you're dealing with people who mean to do you harm, that's no way to stop them.

You have to fight back and defeat those who would harm you. You have a God-given right to self-defense, particularly so when you're not doing anything to harm anyone else.
If someone else starts something, it's OK for you to finish it and get back to normal.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:33 PM (HaL55)

230
Warren says wages are stagnant since the '70's, but housing is way up and college tuition is up even more.

Yeah, Warren's salary for being a fake indian law professor was $400K/yr!!

SHE'S THE REASON, along with the Financial Aid scam, that college tuition costs what it does today.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:33 PM (ah86I)

231 Then, Warren says, "Let me begin with a story."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:29 PM (ah86I)


Audience: "NO!!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:34 PM (WDxUi)

232 So she gets up to the podium, shivering, and starts her list of "thank yous" to all the Democrat rat bastards in attendance.



Then, Warren says, "Let me begin with a story."



And a story it was. What a lode of bullshit.



She's so weird and goofy.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:29 PM (ah86I)

I know there's always the risk (and cost) of renting a venue and then having the pictures of it not filled with people ("Candidate announces candidacy to half-full room"), but outdoors, in Massachusetts, in January?

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:34 PM (9/vGE)

233 My town has Art On the Corner ranging from good to blech! Here's one I like. Dances With Buffalo Bullshit would like it, too.

https://bit.ly/2WS7gAM

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:34 PM (+y/Ru)

234

Stands With Broom

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (ah86I)

235 Superman?

The XP-47J was called the Superbolt

https://oldmachinepress.com/2013/12/17/republic-xp-47j-superbolt/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (LLwAy)

236 @208 I'm trying to remember who the guy was, but there's a well-known story of a congressman who left office and opened a small business. He learned in an awful hurry that a lot of laws he passed as a congressman thinking they and the regulations that resulted from those laws would be helpful to businesses and the economy were actually detrimental. The business eventually failed.
--------------------------

I believe you're thinking for former Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern. He went into the hotel business after leaving elected office. And after the experiences you described, he wrote an opinion piece on it for the Wall Street Journal.

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (Fp6vo)

237 I cannot fathom where that defeatist attitude came from originally.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:33 PM (HaL55)


It comes from comfort.

Most people will strike a bargain with Hell for tomorrow, just to have a little physical and mental comfort today.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (/VASf)

238 196 Part of Freud's theory about psychiatric disease was that bowel function was essential to good mental health. The lower colon was the seat of the psyche so to say.

His first name WAS Sigmoid after all.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:25 PM (m45I2)


Maybe he was on to something, Muldoon. I've read the colon has something to do with serotonin regulation.

Posted by: Emmie at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (4HMW8)

239 The GND seems ridiculous, sure. But it is no more ridiculous or unworkable than the proposal to achieve full communism.

That proposal served as the guiding principle at the heart of governments that ruled most of the world for generations. It was spoken of reverently at Party meetings across the globe, and stated officially at every Comintern. It always sat there, stinking and gathering dust, as the end goal and justification for every pernicious effort to "build socialism." It was "the spirit" of International Communism.

This is a rebranding, and it's in the draft stage. It'll undoubtedly change in some small ways as this new generation of Maoists knock off their rough edges.

But it will remain in similar form as the unachievable, but guiding, principle of people like Cortez, Beto, Tlaib, Harris, and Omar.

And make no mistake - these young Maoists and their "spirit" are the future, really the present if we're being honest, of America's dominant political faction.

That faction holds the reins of every horse that pulls the American carriage down the road, and it won't be dissuaded by speeches, or voting, or ridicule.

Unless these people are toppled, as they like to say, by any and every means necessary, some form of this GND will be adopted as the core policy goal of a President General Secretary Ocasio-Cortez (or whoever).

And it will be pointed to as the justification for stripping you of your rights, your property, your dignity, and finally your life.

Scoff at it to your own considerable peril.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (5aX2M)

240 https://bit.ly/2WS7gAM

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:34 PM (+y/Ru)

Where the buffalo chrome?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (nPGq2)

241 219 215 redacted:

you own a gerrit van honthorst?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 12:30 PM (Pg+x7)

Ive never had the guts to have it looked at. If they told me it was worth millions, I would sell it and be sad I don't have it.

If they said it was a copy , i would be disappointed. But would still have it.

It looks right and is monogramed. But it could be just a good copy

you can google it. gerrit van honthorst tavern scene

Posted by: REDACTED at February 09, 2019 12:36 PM (RZ6R1)

242 Elizabeth Warrens career in academia would have begun and ended in a community college if she hadn't sold her bullshit Indian heritage story, and there weren't Office of Diversity and Inclusion hacks who were willing to buy it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:36 PM (UGqF8)

243 *Elizabeth Warren ??

Tipsy From Cocktails

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:36 PM (bUjCl)

244
Stands With Broom


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:35 PM (ah86I)


So he was a government janitor

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at February 09, 2019 12:36 PM (TAmPV)

245 Then, Warren says, "Let me begin with a story."

-
A funny thing happened on my last buffalo hunt . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:36 PM (+y/Ru)

246 There's one important respect in which the GND,and leftism in general, is unlike any religion I know of. Religions point to something outside oneself, and are all bound by certain views that cannot be escaped, at least not for long. (If they do so escape, they die, like the Episcopalians.) This is true even of the Muzzies; after all, it's why they had to reject their Aristotelians, as the Christians didn't.

But the Left isn't like that. It's permanent flux, and has been going back to Rousseau. Hence the total emphasis on "authentic" feelings, and liberation from anything whatsoever which would bind one's will. That even extends to logic itself.

Posted by: Eeyore at February 09, 2019 12:37 PM (VaN/j)

247 I thought she was going to admit claiming to being an Indian as a springboard to universal childcare.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 12:37 PM (PUmDY)

248 137---...A strong, prosperous, independent middle class ...

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 12:07 PM (sdi6R)
--------------------------------------
The key word there is "independent."

I do not believe that our rulers want to eliminate the middle class and I think they want it to be prosperous, at least up to a point.
But they want the prosperity and security to be entirely dependent on THEM.

They don't want a bunch of small farmers and businessmen. They don't want corporations that aren't under the thumb of the State or party-controlled unions.

Ideally, we should all work for government directly.
If not, we should work for corporations allied with government.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 12:37 PM (Rxduq)

249
I just remembered something: Warren claimed she was a metoo victim, too. But, like all her claims, that one was shown to be dubious.

I doubt she'll revisit that, or even want to talk about it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:37 PM (ah86I)

250
What we're seeing is a push by progressives for a hostile separation of church and state. For them this means that you Christers can practice your silly little rites and rituals behind closed doors, but the tenets of your absurd superstitions can never be part of public discourse.

Oh, and the tax exemption? Forget it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 12:38 PM (LsBY9)

251 And it will make future Democratic proposals seem reasonable.

There's a whole laundry list of realities in-amenable to Democrat reasoning.

Physics, Math, Economics, etc.

Happily the penalty is death with no do-overs for many instances. So we'll get a laugh and few repeats.

Posted by: DaveA at February 09, 2019 12:38 PM (FhXTo)

252 I cannot fathom where that defeatist attitude came
from originally. It's possible that somebody misinterpreted Jesus'
exhortation to "turn the other cheek" and that we were supposed to just
take any and all forms of abuse in order to be considered Good
Christians.

Um, no. Just, no. If you're dealing with people who mean to do you harm, that's no way to stop them.

You
have to fight back and defeat those who would harm you. You have a
God-given right to self-defense, particularly so when you're not doing
anything to harm anyone else.
If someone else starts something, it's OK for you to finish it and get back to normal.



Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:33 PM (HaL55)


Besides that Jesus Himself has also been misinterpreted as a nice, sensitive guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. Events like Him getting mad at the money changers in the Temple are conveniently forgotten.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:38 PM (9/vGE)

253 I'm trying to remember who the guy was, but there's a well-known story of a congressman who left office and opened a small business.

IIRC, that was George McGovern. I think it was a bed and breakfast that failed.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 09, 2019 12:38 PM (Dhht7)

254

Glares at Tatanka

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:38 PM (bUjCl)

255 But if Orwell HAD read it, he might have grasped that "democratic socialism" is actually a contradiction in terms and that maintaining the outward forms of "democracy" will not prevent the inexorable slide into totalitarianism.

"Democratic socialism" is just Communism, straight up, except they would have us believe they'll inflict it through the ballot box. It's just a way of sugar-coating their intentions.

Its doppelgaenger is "revolutionary socialism," which makes no such pretense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:39 PM (WDxUi)

256 Expose yourself to art.



http://tinyurl.com/htlenla

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 09, 2019 12:39 PM (Hx3Yn)

257 My own stools, Sir, are gigantic and have no more odor than a hot biscuit.

Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (ZfRYq)

258
Interesting thing about greenhouses. If you want to increase crop/plant/flower yields by 30% you pump in additional CO² from the average level around us of 400 ppm all the way up to 1500 ppm.

Why does the left want our crops to fail by removing CO² (aka plant food) from the air?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (jYje5)

259 Never heard 'Pokahonkey' before. Still chuckling. Great job, Cicero.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (MIKMs)

260 What we're seeing is a push by progressives for a
hostile separation of church and state. For them this means that you
Christers can practice your silly little rites and rituals behind closed
doors, but the tenets of your absurd superstitions can never be part of
public discourse.



Oh, and the tax exemption? Forget it.




Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 12:38 PM (LsBY9)

Eventually the state starts going after what is said in the churches. It's happening in Canada: if you're a minister and say that gay marriage is sinful, you can get hauled in front of a human rights tribunal.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (9/vGE)

261 @248
I do not believe that our rulers want to eliminate the middle class and I think they want it to be prosperous, at least up to a point.
But they want the prosperity and security to be entirely dependent on THEM.
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Someone here in California - I can't remember who, unfortunately - flat out said that no, they want to get rid of the middle class.

The middle class is where the independently-minded people end up. When you're lower class, you're too busy trying to survive from day to day. It's the middle class that has enough time and leisure to sit back, look around, and say, "Gee, the people in charge sure are screwing things up, aren't they?"

As Instapundit likes to say from time to time, "They'll turn us all into beggars because we'll be easier to please."

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (Fp6vo)

262

So what's this thread about, anyway?

Stools & Fools?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (ah86I)

263 Besides that Jesus Himself has also been misinterpreted as a nice, sensitive guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. Events like Him getting mad at the money changers in the Temple are conveniently forgotten.
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Don't forget about me!

Posted by: Blasted Fig Tree at February 09, 2019 12:41 PM (Hx3Yn)

264 I cannot fathom where that defeatist attitude came from originally


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You could make a case that it stemmed from the war efforts of WWII. Individual sacrifice for the greater good. Emerging victorious, the U.S. entered a honeymoon period of prosperity, complete with the (false) illusion that we were one people, one population with common roots and shared vision. Our politicians were acting in our best interests no matter which side of the aisle.

Britain emerged from WWII with the NHS. We ended up with the Uniparty.

Is something different bubbling to the surface now? Perhaps.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 12:41 PM (m45I2)

265
This could serve quite well as the tl:dr version of my colonic exposition @153.
Posted by: Muldoon


It wasn't that long. Though I did have to grab a stool and take a seat.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 12:41 PM (jYje5)

266 Never heard 'Pokahonkey' before. Still chuckling. Great job, Cicero.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (MIKMs)

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Thanks, but I can't take credit. I stole it from some other Moron.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:41 PM (UGqF8)

267 There's a Prager University video called "Why Is Modern Art So Bad?" presented by an art professor. I don't completely agree with it -- I kind of like Pollock, and in music I love Charles Ives for some ungodly reason -- but it's really interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNI07egoefc

Posted by: Jim S. at February 09, 2019 12:41 PM (ynUnH)

268 @252 Besides that Jesus Himself has also been misinterpreted as a nice, sensitive guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. Events like Him getting mad at the money changers in the Temple are conveniently forgotten.
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Or telling His apostles to sell their cloak to buy a sword.

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 12:41 PM (Fp6vo)

269 LOL at the Bored of the Rings comment

Posted by: VMs phone with a headache at February 09, 2019 12:42 PM (EGSGm)

270

The business eventually failed.

I vaguely recall that story.

That's why the idea of term limits is attractive. What folks don't seem to realize is that they can already impose term limits right now. They don't have to wait for their elected representatives to do it for them (which BTW ain't never gonna happen if you leave it up to them).
They're known as elections.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:42 PM (HaL55)

271 Someone here in California - I can't remember who, unfortunately - flat out said that no, they want to get rid of the middle class.
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Louis XIV did that when he revoked the Edict of Nantes. That worked out well.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 09, 2019 12:42 PM (Hx3Yn)

272 IIRC, that was George McGovern. I think it was a bed and breakfast that failed.


Posted by: olddog in mo at February 09, 2019 12:38 PM (Dhht7)

Yup, he's the one, and it was a B and B.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 12:42 PM (9/vGE)

273 Woman With Firewater Strength

Posted by: Fritz at February 09, 2019 12:43 PM (wxZSX)

274 In a way, we're doing future generations a favor - all of today's "art" can be safely tossed in landfills, no one needs to worry about taking care of it or building expensive museums to keep it around. They can toss it all in the trash first chance they get, and they will.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 09, 2019 12:43 PM (V2Yro)

275 157
Our domestic enemies did that in one fell swoop when BJ Cliton signed NAFTA. He gave our entire manufacturing sector to China, closing tens of thousands of small businesses here and putting millions of formerly-hard-working Americans out of work.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:14 PM (HaL55)


I have a bunch of Scientific American magazines from the 1950s. They are chock full of ads for machine shops and electrical component manufacturers.

They were all small businesses in every town in America. That manufacturing capability and the know-how of the workers is why we won World War II.

They are all gone now. The people living in those towns are aimless, hopeless, dependent, and some of them are addicted to drugs. They're the people that Kevin Williamson told to move to Silicon Valley and learn to code. Or else fucking die already.

This was DONE TO US BY THE GOVERNMENT.

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 12:44 PM (sdi6R)

276 Someone here in California - I can't remember who, unfortunately - flat out said that no, they want to get rid of the middle class.

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (Fp6vo)


I love the way Pokahonkey bleats about the "hammering" of the middle class.

I guess we're not supposed to realize that the middle class is Marx's hated bourgeoisie.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:44 PM (WDxUi)

277 'Sup people?

Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:44 PM (MVjcR)

278
Let me put it this way:

The Soviets wanted all Russians to live the same, comfortable life. A sort of middle-class for all, if you will.

And yet, the Soviets delivered a Low Class standard for all.

And yet, Soviets stayed in power by continuing to promise a better standard of living for All.

Until the Soviets no longer had to promise anything to the Peasants.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:44 PM (ah86I)

279 @260 Eventually the state starts going after what is said in the churches. It's happening in Canada: if you're a minister and say that gay marriage is sinful, you can get hauled in front of a human rights tribunal.
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We've had similar pushes here in the US. I can't remember the details, but in at least one case a government office insisted on getting a list of stuff mentioned in a church as part of an application process for a (socially conservative, of course) process that an individual (who I can't recall off the top of my head) was going through.

Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 12:44 PM (Fp6vo)

280
Talk about term limits, that's one of the things I've read the Paris protestors want enacted. Apparently, it's not a uniquely American invention to park oneself in office and stay there for decades.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 12:45 PM (jYje5)

281 263 Besides that Jesus Himself has also been misinterpreted as a nice, sensitive guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. Events like Him getting mad at the money changers in the Temple are conveniently forgotten.
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Wasn't there some non-canonical gospel that had a story where Jesus knocked off a schoolmate for annoying him? To be fair, he did bring him back to life later on.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 09, 2019 12:46 PM (UGqF8)

282 >>IIRC, that was George McGovern. I think it was a bed and breakfast that failed.


He also had a failed Cafe and Newspaper, up here.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 12:46 PM (JeWBm)

283 Elizabeth Warren
aka
Fills Check Boxes

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (0x00j)

284 Also, I continue to caution the criticism of the GND as just being a dumb girl's idea.

Aside from the everybody gets paid stuff, which is likely in there to cover the "we are just about to end every job that ever was" argument, the GND is based on the UN IPCC report.

People believe that the IPCC is better than a Gospel, because it is science.

Thing is, not many know what the IPCC report says. If I may, it says that if we don't get to zero CO2 emissions for the whole world by 2030, we enter an irreversible cycle of temperature increase and ocean acidification. Even if all CO2 emissions stopped today, the oceans will warm and acidify for centuries - according to the IPCC.

That's where AOCs 12 years to save the planet come from. She didn't pull it out of thin air, some scientists came up with it.

Now here is the thing - if you believe that the IPCC report is true, then you have to work toward ending all human progress. And you don't ask can we afford to, you ask how can we afford not to?

So while it read like a high school girl's science project, the basis is something real, that many people in the world claim to believe, even if they don't know what it says.



Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (ZfRYq)

285 Oh, and the tax exemption? Forget it.

I've thought that maybe it would be better for churches to give up their tax exemptions (rendering unto Caesar, etc) in exchange for getting back the freedom to openly endorse political candidates who agree with their positions. It's never been enforced against those endorsing Democrat pols of course, but at least the field would be leveled.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (qc+VF)

286 'Sup people?



Patiently waiting for NoVaMoMee livestream..what up with you ?

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (bUjCl)

287 The XP-47J was called the Superbolt

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Cool.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:48 PM (+y/Ru)

288 270: Well, yeah, but incumbency allows for proven opportunities to buy votes. Term limits is meant to counteract the vote buying and name-recognition advantages of incumbency.

Posted by: Revenant at February 09, 2019 12:48 PM (bD2Jh)

289 Good luck! We can't even agree on fundamental truths, like there are only two genders with a smattering of physical anomalies like hermaphroditism.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at February 09, 2019 12:48 PM (NjJUT)

290 286 'Sup people?



Patiently waiting for NoVaMoMee livestream..what up with you ?
Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (bUjCl)
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NoVaMoMe? Isn't that next weekend?

Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:48 PM (MVjcR)

291 NoVaMoMe? Isn't that next weekend?
Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:48 PM (MVjcR)

Ha ! You can't fool me, I wasn't born yesterday, you know.

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:49 PM (bUjCl)

292 But the Left isn't like that. It's permanent flux, and has been going back to Rousseau. Hence the total emphasis on "authentic" feelings, and liberation from anything whatsoever which would bind one's will. That even extends to logic itself."

That lack of any focus on anything sustainable is why whenever the left gains power, it quickly falls into bitter infighting until a Stalin, a Mao, or a Pol Pot rises up and seizes control. And men like that simply use "leftism" as a tool to allow them impose their own personal rule using the same old tactics that Dictators, Tyrants, and strongmen have used since the dawn of time.

Even the Chinese have noticed that there's really not a whole lot of difference between Mao and their legendary First Emperor. Both gained power the same way, by slaughtering their opposition.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 09, 2019 12:51 PM (V2Yro)

293 Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:44 PM (ah86I)

The Soviets had Party stores. Stores that you could only shop in if you were a Party member.

They always had a class system, it was just based on political membership.

You know, like the Dems want to create here.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 09, 2019 12:51 PM (NgKpN)

294 You've trusted us to keep your cities safe, your borders secure, and your healthcare efficient. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Democrats of the Green New Deal at February 09, 2019 12:51 PM (kUnLs)

295
I've thought that maybe it would be better for churches to give up their tax exemptions (rendering unto Caesar, etc) in exchange for getting back the freedom to openly endorse political candidates who agree with their positions. It's never been enforced against those endorsing Democrat pols of course, but at least the field would be leveled.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg


Agreed. Churches don't have the guts, though. And nothing terrifies the Left more than denominations free to speak out boldly on the depradations of the Left on society.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 12:52 PM (LsBY9)

296

Maybe he was on to something, Muldoon. I've read the colon has something to do with serotonin regulation.

Insty find links to intestinal health and various maladies a lot here lately. There may be a connection that we haven't discovered yet.

I found out the hard way how getting antibiotics through IV killed off my intestinal flora. That was about two years of hell until I finally figured out what was going on.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:52 PM (HaL55)

297 291 NoVaMoMe? Isn't that next weekend?
Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:48 PM (MVjcR)

Ha ! You can't fool me, I wasn't born yesterday, you know.
Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:49 PM (bUjCl)
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I keed! I keed!!
Met hogmartin for breakfast and just finished up some last minute preparations. Sure wish I knew where bluebell is.... haven't heard from her in a week or so.

Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:52 PM (MVjcR)

298 They are trying to sell the Green New Deal as idealistic and aspirational. So when normal ppl laugh at it then they are being ridiculed for them r good intentions.

We need to attack the GND for what it is - cynical and avaricious. A giant con job to grab money from working folk under the pretense of snake oil green dream tech that will never come true.

Posted by: VMs phone with a headache at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM (EGSGm)

299
Patiently waiting for NoVaMoMee livestream..what up with you ?

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM


I heard from the MiMoMe delegation to the NoVaMoM a bit ago:

the away team has made contact with someone purported to be "weasel", who offered to sell them plate carriers loaded up with ceramic plates because: reasons

developing...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM (KCxzN)

300
The point is: Leftist politics is a big con game.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM (ah86I)

301 241 redacted:

i found an image of the tavern scene. if yours is the same as that big painting that's really something. i like his work a lot. but there's quite a range of attributions, from follower of to circle of to studio of to the artist himself. and expertise can vary though there are some recognized experts.

i found a version of the tavern scene sold for $2,400 as "in the manner of gerrit van honhorst", so it could be valued from there all the way up!

you should have it checked out. in any case, enjoy!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM (Pg+x7)

302
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
George S. Patton

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM (jYje5)

303 I keed! I keed!!
Met hogmartin for breakfast and just finished up some last minute preparations. Sure wish I knew where bluebell is.... haven't heard from her in a week or so.
Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:52 PM (MVjcR)

...you fate is sealed..that is all I can say...

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (bUjCl)

304
I'm as patriotic a bastard as they come, but I'm happy my parish doesn't have the American flag in the sanctuary. It says, "This is the house of the Lord, Who's kingdom is not of this world."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (LsBY9)

305 We can't even agree on fundamental truths, like there are only two genders

They can only believe that which is the opposite of truth. Soon they'll come out against gravity itself.

Posted by: t-bird at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (Pj7+0)

306 299
Patiently waiting for NoVaMoMee livestream..what up with you ?

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM

I heard from the MiMoMe delegation to the NoVaMoM a bit ago:

the away team has made contact with someone purported to be "weasel", who offered to sell them plate carriers loaded up with ceramic plates because: reasons

developing...
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM (KCxzN)
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Why would you EVER trust anyone on the internet calling themselves Weasel?

Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (MVjcR)

307 Now here is the thing - if you believe that the IPCC report is true, then you have to work toward ending all human progress. And you don't ask can we afford to, you ask how can we afford not to?

Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (ZfRYq)


But what if we raise taxes and adopt communism? Will we be saved then, perchance?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:55 PM (WDxUi)

308 IIRC, that was George McGovern. I think it was a bed and breakfast that failed.

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His business plan was to give every guest $1000.

(Remember when we thought that was a crazy idea?)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 12:55 PM (+y/Ru)

309 Why would you EVER trust anyone on the internet calling themselves Weasel?
Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (MVjcR)


I thought EVERYONE was some form of Weasel.

Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:55 PM (ZfRYq)

310
I thought EVERYONE was some form of Weasel.
Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:55 PM (ZfRYq)
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Well in this area - yeah!

Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:56 PM (MVjcR)

311 They can only believe that which is the opposite of truth. Soon they'll come out against gravity itself.
Posted by: t-bird at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (Pj7+0)


That could solve the leftist problem handily. We wouldn't even need helicopters.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:56 PM (WDxUi)

312 BackwardsBoy, is "Insty" the same as "Instapundit"?

Posted by: Emmie at February 09, 2019 12:56 PM (4HMW8)

313 But what if we raise taxes and adopt communism? Will we be saved then, perchance?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:55 PM (WDxUi)


Depends who you mean by we.

The elites in their dachas by the sea? They will be fine.

You lot? Not so much.

Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:57 PM (ZfRYq)

314 309 Why would you EVER trust anyone on the internet calling themselves Weasel?
Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (MVjcR)

I thought EVERYONE was some form of Weasel.
Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:55 PM (ZfRYq)


Which reminds me, we haven't squat from Horst Weasel in quite a while. Is he now at Harvard?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:57 PM (WDxUi)

315 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 12:30 PM (Pg+x7)

I have a pic of Mrs. REDACTED sitting in front of the painting
holding one of our bichons and he looks like a steiff animal.

Would like to send for the pet thread but not sure sending a pic with human in it is Kosher.

I use a chromebook, that's the extent of my computer saviness

Posted by: REDACTED at February 09, 2019 12:57 PM (RZ6R1)

316 If, as a nation, you voluntarily fuck with your energy or food supply, you deserve to fail. I used to think preppers were a little crazy. With what these knuckleheads are proposing, eventually we'll have no choice. Venezuela or bust!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at February 09, 2019 12:57 PM (NjJUT)

317
That could solve the leftist problem handily. We wouldn't even need helicopters.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:56 PM (WDxUi)


"Got yer social construct right here, pal."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 12:58 PM (LsBY9)

318

Good luck! We can't even agree on fundamental truths, like there are
only two genders with a smattering of physical anomalies like
hermaphroditism.


We can. They can't.

Progda is intent on propping up people, often described as "experts," who do nothing but counter reality as it is commonly recognized. If your Bullshit Radar isn't on and and in good working condition, you'll accept what they say, usually with some lame excuse like in the beginning of that Verizon commercial where SoiBoi #2 says, "Well, they're experts, they know what they're doing."


It is, after all, they're job to tell us what we're supposed to think, right Mika?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 12:58 PM (HaL55)

319
We need to attack the GND for what it is - cynical and avaricious. A giant con job to grab money from working folk under the pretense of snake oil green dream tech that will never come true.

Posted by: VMs phone with a headache at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM


That's not the way to defeat it. Not from that angle. There are too many 'Pauls' in this country that see robbing 'Peter' to shuffle money to them is a very good thing.

Any politician that promises to rob Peter to pay Paul can always count on Paul's support.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 12:58 PM (jYje5)

320 Part of the NGD was eliminating all Carbon Sequestration efforts.

They don't want the problem (such as it is, and its not much) solved. Like all good commies, they need it.

Too early for a beer. Me and the corgi are going for a walk to try to clear out the hangover.

Posted by: Brett Kavanaugh at February 09, 2019 12:59 PM (1T0t0)

321 304
I'm as patriotic a bastard as they come, but I'm happy my parish doesn't have the American flag in the sanctuary. It says, "This is the house of the Lord, Who's kingdom is not of this world."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 12:54 PM (LsBY9)


I seem to recall that there is ONE flag that may be displayed higher than the US flag in a church, and that is the Christian flag.

Posted by: Emmie at February 09, 2019 12:59 PM (4HMW8)

322

Which reminds me, we haven't squat from Horst Weasel in quite a while. Is he now at Harvard?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 12:57 PM (WDxUi)
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Couldn't tell you!

Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:59 PM (MVjcR)

323 If, as a nation, you voluntarily fuck with your energy or food supply, you deserve to fail.
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We're already doing both with the cockamamie corn ethanol mandate.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 09, 2019 12:59 PM (Hx3Yn)

324 Why would you EVER trust anyone on the internet calling themselves Weasel?

But "T-Bone" is totally trustworthy, yes?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 01:00 PM (qc+VF)

325 Nood.

Posted by: HH at February 09, 2019 01:00 PM (mIJBI)

326

But "T-Bone" is totally trustworthy, yes?
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 01:00 PM (qc+VF)
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Sure!

Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 01:00 PM (MVjcR)

327 http://bit.ly/2TCw4uh
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Nolte: Meghan McCain Trashes Jared and Ivanka for Accepting Invitation to Her Father's Funeral
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon is Triggereedd

Posted by: Ralph(COONMAN)Northam at February 09, 2019 01:01 PM (BqBId)

328 The Nood is the Gardening Thread. But you can stick around here, too, if you like.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 09, 2019 01:01 PM (BVQ+1)

329 Some moron tried to tell me groundhogs are not weasels the the other day. Stupid know nothing.

Posted by: freaked at February 09, 2019 01:01 PM (UdKB7)

330 LOL. Warren is running? I thought maybe, just maybe, she'd come to her senses but I guess not. Oh well.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 09, 2019 01:02 PM (5aX2M)

331
Nood. But it's gardening. Hopefully, some will stay in this thread.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:02 PM (jYje5)

332 And here's another thing Mitt Romney would not have done!

Elizabeth Warren formally launches White House bid, Trump campaign welcomes candidate 'exposed as a fraud' to the race

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 01:03 PM (+y/Ru)

333 297
Sure wish I knew where bluebell is.... haven't heard from her in a week or so.
Posted by: Weasel at February 09, 2019 12:52 PM (MVjcR)


She's been making and sharpening the commemorative NoVaMoMe shivs?

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 01:03 PM (sdi6R)

334 261---....The middle class is where the independently-minded people end up......


Posted by: junior at February 09, 2019 12:40 PM (Fp6vo)
----------------------------------
When you say "middle class," you are ASSUMING an independent, free-market, (usually) property owning middle class.

But I am talking about a middle class in a purely economic, middle-income sense --- public school teachers, government workers in general, the whole host of HR creeps and lawyers that government regulation produces, etc.

The ruling class does want them to be prosperous --- but also beggars since their prosperity depends entirely on government largesse.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 01:03 PM (Rxduq)

335
Howie Carr watched eLIESabeth Warren's announcement, too:

"the rich and powerful break the rules and pay no penalties!" You're telling us, Kemosabe!!!!! "Race matters!" Uh, sometimes.


The word I've been looking for is "shameless"... mentions the textile workers union... now in lawrence i guess it's the fentanyl workers union... sez trump has "no conscience."... this from a woman who stole 2 jobs from native-americans... see ya!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 01:04 PM (ah86I)

336 2 1
A big pink turd. Now, that's art.


Could be an earthworm. You don't know.


Okay, it's a turd.


Posted by: pep at February 09, 2019 11:16 AM (T6t7i


It's me!!

Posted by: Anal Worm at February 09, 2019 01:04 PM (r7nKK)

337


OK, here's the Verizon commercial I was referring to. Pay close attention to what SoiBoi #2 says in answer to the question
You only need to see the first 10 seconds and listen carefully.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A_h1EUGLlw

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 01:06 PM (HaL55)

338 Wasn't Big Pink Turd a Robert Plant album?

Posted by: freaked at February 09, 2019 01:06 PM (UdKB7)

339 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 12:53 PM (Pg+x7)

I bought the painting maybe 8-10 yrs ago at a small auction.
They had it sitting on the floor, totally unlit.

It fits perfectly in my kitchen

Cleaned it and put light on it and presto.

AB FAB

And yes, I paid like 2700 or so for it.

I love it so, I don't care if its real.

It kinda sums up where i am with art.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 09, 2019 01:06 PM (RZ6R1)

340 I saw Splenic Flexure open for Sigmoid Schizoid back in '08

Posted by: VMs phone with a headache at February 09, 2019 01:07 PM (EGSGm)

341 334
But I am talking about a middle class in a purely economic, middle-income sense --- public school teachers, government workers in general, the whole host of HR creeps and lawyers that government regulation produces, etc.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 01:03 PM (Rxduq)


Yes, whenever I hear Democrat politicians talking about "working families", I assume they mean unionized government employees.

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 01:09 PM (sdi6R)

342 OK, here's the Verizon commercial I was referring to. Pay close attention to what SoiBoi #2 says in answer to the question You only need to see the first 10 seconds and listen carefully.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A_h1EUGLlw
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 01:06 PM (HaL55)


Whenever anyone outsources his thinking to "experts," I remind him of Long Term Capital Management.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 01:09 PM (WDxUi)

343


OK Hordelings, everybody's prolly heading to the famous Gardening Thread. I've said pretty much everything I wanted to say already anyway, plus life beckons, as does NASCAR practice.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 01:09 PM (HaL55)

344 Tate: Expensive scrap for people who wouldn't know crap art if they paid 4 million bucks for it and it ironically fell on their head and squished 'em.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 09, 2019 01:10 PM (RuIsu)

345 >>Wasn't Big Pink Turd a Robert Plant album?


You are thinking of 'Music From The Pink Turd' by The Band.

Posted by: garrett at February 09, 2019 01:10 PM (JeWBm)

346 redacted: a photo in the pet thread would be wonderful. there's a catalogue raisonne by a judson that seems like the most up to date research. i don't know if judson is the sole authority, however.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 01:10 PM (Pg+x7)

347 Any politician that promises to rob Peter to pay Paul can always count on Paul's support.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 12:58 PM (jYje5)

Ah ok

Well it us also a con to grab mobey from welfare programs and redirect into the pockets of new fake green tech programs

Posted by: VMs phone with a headache at February 09, 2019 01:11 PM (EGSGm)

348 Liz Warren doesn't even understand why the revelation that she was listing herself as an "American Indian" in 1986 has killed her campaign before it even started. I think she honestly doesn't see it as a problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 09, 2019 01:13 PM (V2Yro)

349 Well, this is odd.


NoVaMoMee attendees...



Due to a suddenly emerging food allergy in one of our cats, we are now looking for a home for approximately 14 cases of Fancy Feast cat food, which we can not use.

It's free.

Anybody want me to bring it to the secret Bat Cave location tonight?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 01:13 PM (cqNba)

350
As Instapundit likes to say from time to time, "They'll turn us all into beggars because we'll be easier to please."
Posted by: junior


They'll turn us all into beggars 'cause they're easier to please
They're feeding our people that Government Cheese
-The Rainmakers

https://youtu.be/WLzFhOslZPM

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 01:13 PM (aKsyK)

351 redacted (if you're still there):

did you buy it at stairs in upstate ny? if so, its the same painting i found in a database i use.

i bought something from them, not as grand as that.

enjoy!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 09, 2019 01:14 PM (Pg+x7)

352 I wish I could have a garden, we live surrounded by woods, I can hardly grow grass it's so shady. Our soil is sandy and acidic due to all the oak trees. So I will avoid the garden thread because nothing here will be green for 3 more months.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 01:14 PM (L3YlV)

353 I know Art.

Art is a nice guy.

A lot of people take his name in vain.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 09, 2019 01:14 PM (T09ml)

354 Our town put up a hideous and disturbing mural on the main drag of some supposed suffragette wearing what looks like a Handmaids Tale hat.
Because Art and We Hate Trump.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 09, 2019 01:14 PM (uIjaD)

355 Seen on twatter

Fauxcahontas throws her tomahawk in the ring

Posted by: VMs phone with a headache at February 09, 2019 01:15 PM (EGSGm)

356 Tom Servo-

IMOH, the GND if implemented will turn this country into Youngstown but where will we go?

Posted by: pawn at February 09, 2019 01:15 PM (RQgLd)

357
Liz Warren doesn't even understand why the revelation that she was listing herself as an "American Indian" in 1986 has killed her campaign before it even started. I think she honestly doesn't see it as a problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 09, 2019 01:13 PM


Look how closely the utterly unlikable Hillary Clinton came to victory. With sufficient backing of the media and enough vote fraud I wouldn't count Lying Lizzy out.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:16 PM (jYje5)

358 The GND if implemented will turn this country into an uncivilized stone age civilization.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 09, 2019 01:16 PM (T09ml)

359 " The GND if implemented will turn this country into an uncivilized stone age civilization."

Your point is?

Posted by: The Left at February 09, 2019 01:18 PM (cqNba)

360 Also, I continue to caution the criticism of the GND as just being a dumb girl's idea.

Aside from the everybody gets paid stuff, which is likely in there to cover the "we are just about to end every job that ever was" argument, the GND is based on the UN IPCC report.

People believe that the IPCC is better than a Gospel, because it is science.

Thing is, not many know what the IPCC report says. If I may, it says that if we don't get to zero CO2 emissions for the whole world by 2030, we enter an irreversible cycle of temperature increase and ocean acidification. Even if all CO2 emissions stopped today, the oceans will warm and acidify for centuries - according to the IPCC.

That's where AOCs 12 years to save the planet come from. She didn't pull it out of thin air, some scientists came up with it.

Now here is the thing - if you believe that the IPCC report is true, then you have to work toward ending all human progress. And you don't ask can we afford to, you ask how can we afford not to?

So while it read like a high school girl's science project, the basis is something real, that many people in the world claim to believe, even if they don't know what it says.



Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (ZfRYq)



Meh.

The basis is not real. And-

They aren't scientists because they aren't using the scientific method to arrive at their fantasies.

This ocean's current slowing down nonsense was old baloney when it was popularized by the "Connections" guy, James Burke, back in 1989.

Have a look-see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=451xJqNGFqU

I do admit that though this is in fact a stupid girl's comic commie fantasy,

that it's tough arguing with people about this because of the total Leftist Corruption of Peer Review.

Recently, I got into an argument about global warming and the constant reply was "But this has been peer reviewed by respected scientists".

So, yeah, this is a problem when Science becomes a grift.

We're far more likely given the sun's cycle to be entering a solar minimum of some sort.

People used to be taught about solar cycles in middle school. Now the young have no idea what they are.

So...rant over.

It's tough to beat fantasy propaganda that's been beaten into school kids since kindergarten.

The reality of a lengthy solar minimum is liable to cure some of that.

But, let's not pretend that something which isn't real is.

Ice at the polar caps is growing. Not shrinking.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 09, 2019 01:19 PM (CRRq9)

361 Will check in a bit on the cat food question.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 01:19 PM (cqNba)

362 I think what we're seeing is a manifestation of the only bad thing about Trump being president--that is, the ability of the Left to spout abject evil (infanticide) and to give Left politicians on anything that would sink any Republican (sex assault, black face) within minutes.
They despise Trump ( who they TRULY believe is illegitimate) and his supporters so much that they are willing to stand for anything no matter how stupid, evil or destructive because they know Trump and his supporters are against it. They would make common cause right now with a sworn enemy if they thought it would hurt Trump and annoy his supporters.

That's how off the rails everything is right now.

Trump had better win re-election; the Left and the media (BIRM) will support the most, stupid and destructive person on the face of the earth if they thought he or she had a chance to beat Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 09, 2019 01:19 PM (NFEMn)

363 Due to a suddenly emerging food allergy in one
of our cats, we are now looking for a home for approximately 14 cases of
Fancy Feast cat food, which we can not use.



It's free.



Anybody want me to bring it to the secret Bat Cave location tonight?





Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 01:13 PM (cqNba)

I don't have cats, but if no one else wants them and there isn't a local shelter near you that would take them there's a cat rescue organization not far from me that would.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 01:20 PM (9/vGE)

364
Thing is, not many know what the IPCC report says. If I may, it says that if we don't get to zero CO2 emissions for the whole world by 2030, we enter an irreversible cycle of temperature increase and ocean acidification. Even if all CO2 emissions stopped today, the oceans will warm and acidify for centuries - according to the IPCC.



Well, I for one am glad. I may be able to plant my tomato plants on Good Friday instead of mid-May.

Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 01:21 PM (9L2du)

365 And yet, Soviets stayed in power by continuing to promise a better standard of living for All.

Until the Soviets no longer had to promise anything to the Peasants.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 09, 2019 12:44 PM (ah86I)

Yes, but they also had a massive army and an internal secret police apparatus that wouldn't give a second thought to killing thousands.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 09, 2019 01:22 PM (NFEMn)

366 285
I've thought that maybe it would be better for churches to give up their tax exemptions (rendering unto Caesar, etc) in exchange for getting back the freedom to openly endorse political candidates who agree with their positions. It's never been enforced against those endorsing Democrat pols of course, but at least the field would be leveled.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 12:47 PM (qc+VF)
------------------------------------------
I don't know.
The power to tax is the power to destroy, as they say.

Beyond that, do we really want churches to get into partisan politics? I don't.

I have often thought that churches would do well to stay out of politics altogether except for (1) issues of life and death, like abortion/euthanasia and (2) issues that touch on religious liberty.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 01:22 PM (Rxduq)

367 358 The GND if implemented will turn this country into an uncivilized stone age civilization.
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at February 09, 2019 01:16 PM (T09ml)


The GND if implemented would make Pol Pot blush. Everybody opposing it would have to be taken out and shot for it to have any chance of working.

I propose that the AoSHQ Style Guide be amended to refer to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as "America's answer to Pol Pot".

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 01:22 PM (sdi6R)

368 The Left-

Will not survive in their imagined future. Why can't they see this?

Posted by: pawn at February 09, 2019 01:23 PM (RQgLd)

369 364
Thing is, not many know what the IPCC report says. If I may, it says that if we don't get to zero CO2 emissions for the whole world by 2030, we enter an irreversible cycle of temperature increase and ocean acidification. Even if all CO2 emissions stopped today, the oceans will warm and acidify for centuries - according to the IPCC.



Well, I for one am glad. I may be able to plant my tomato plants on Good Friday instead of mid-May.
Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 01:21 PM (9L2du)



Sorry, Infidel.

the oceans won't acidify like sody pop.

The reason?


Algae.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 09, 2019 01:24 PM (CRRq9)

370 If Smiling Sunshine is lurking, I sent you a short missive. It's the moron way. I did tell the lady I wanted to cop a feel, stopped short of calling you a moron.

Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 01:24 PM (9L2du)

371 1 A big pink turd. Now, that's art.
2 Could be an earthworm. You don't know.
11 'Cause that looks like intestines

They want you to wonder what it is. They win.

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 01:24 PM (hl9+B)

372 Look how closely the utterly unlikable Hillary Clinton came to victory. With sufficient backing of the media and enough vote fraud I wouldn't count Lying Lizzy out.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:16 PM (jYje5)

I agree, but Warren is still an old white woman and the Democrats are clearly aiming for "black" this time around.
It will be Kamala. Maybe Booker.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 09, 2019 01:25 PM (NFEMn)

373 A big pink turd. Now, that's art.
2 Could be an earthworm. You don't know.
11 'Cause that looks like intestines

They want you to wonder what it is. They win.
Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 01:24 PM (hl9+B)

The road to Hell is paved with pink intestines.....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 09, 2019 01:26 PM (NFEMn)

374 For a point raised above-The non canonical infancy Gospel of Thomas dated from the 2nd century has Jesus killing off several children who annoyed him..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 01:27 PM (AllCR)

375 They aren't scientists because they aren't using the scientific method to arrive at their fantasies.

This.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 01:27 PM (WDxUi)

376 "I don't have cats, but if no one else wants them and there isn't a local shelter near you that would take them there's a cat rescue organization not far from me that would."

Let me see what we have here for shelters.


Thanks!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 01:28 PM (cqNba)

377 So... I'm just wondering...

Are we going to live-thread the NoVaMoMe?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 09, 2019 01:29 PM (vcatx)

378 "Are we going to live-thread the NoVaMoMe?"

Nothing that we might have to testify to under oath.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 09, 2019 01:30 PM (cqNba)

379 364 Thing is, not many know what the IPCC report says. If I may, it says that if we don't get to zero CO2 emissions for the whole world by 2030, we enter an irreversible cycle of temperature increase and ocean acidification. Even if all CO2 emissions stopped today, the oceans will warm and acidify for centuries - according to the IPCC.

I guess they've never heard of buffering. If the oceans warm and acidify, they'll outgas CO2. Freshman chemistry.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 01:30 PM (WDxUi)

380 So... I'm just wondering...



Are we going to live-thread the NoVaMoMe?


Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 09, 2019 01:29 PM (vcatx)

Someone would be posting the following:


Washington Nearsider really likes Manhattans.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 01:31 PM (9/vGE)

381 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 09, 2019 01:06 PM (HaL55)


*******


I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed that "Oh, they're experts they probably no what they're talking about!" line. It grates on me every time I hear it. The sort of vague, offhand delivery of that line indicates blind acceptance of some group that he has apparently never heard of and has not objective evidence of their veracity or lack of. Derp-de-derp.

And the chubby guy is only the second most irritating person in that commercial. Skinny neck-beard, ill-fitting suit, smarmy goofy guy is worse.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 01:32 PM (m45I2)

382 Ice at the polar caps is growing. Not shrinking.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 09, 2019 01:19 PM


The south pole might become pragmatic. If you believe in Milankovitch cycles, which I do, the planet is slowly tilting to provide more solar radiation to the southern hemisphere in their summer at the expense of the northern hemisphere in our winter. It will continue this gradual tilt for another 10,000 years before reversing.

Our winters will become nastier, theirs will be setting records for heat. On balance, it should be interesting. But it wouldn't surprise me to gain North Pole ice and lose some South Pole ice.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:32 PM (jYje5)

383 no = know

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 01:32 PM (m45I2)

384 Are we going to live-thread the NoVaMoMe?


******

No need. Just monitor the police scanner.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 09, 2019 01:34 PM (m45I2)

385 A big pink turd. Now, that's art.
2 Could be an earthworm. You don't know.
11 'Cause that looks like intestines

They want you to wonder what it is. They win.
Posted by: m


All y'all are giving this "artist" too much credit.

It's a vagina. Think of looking at it from about the 8 o'clock position. Labia spread wide, clitoral hood in the middle.

The only question is if the two in the back are supposed to be 2-dimensional pussies or 2-dimensional dicks.

Posted by: mikeski at February 09, 2019 01:35 PM (P1f+c)

386 The power to tax is the power to destroy, as they say.

It works the other way too. The power to exempt from taxes is what is being used to tell churches what they can and can't say. And at least if the gov't tried to use unfair taxes to clamp down on churches it would be obvious that it was going on.

Beyond that, do we really want churches to get into partisan politics? I don't.

Too late. But it's only allowed for one side in the current scheme of things.

I have often thought that churches would do well to stay out of politics altogether except for (1) issues of life and death, like abortion/euthanasia and (2) issues that touch on religious liberty.

Clearly these are the big issues but currently churches holding traditional Christian views on them are restricted to promoting policy positions but not candidates who agree with them.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 01:36 PM (qc+VF)

387
They aren't scientists because they aren't using the scientific method to arrive at their fantasies.

Their science
Their truth

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 01:38 PM (aKsyK)

388 no= know= Noh = gno

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 01:41 PM (Rxduq)

389 I may be able to plant my tomato plants on Good Friday instead of mid-May.
Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 01:21 PM (9L2du)


Good Friday can be as early as March 21.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 09, 2019 01:41 PM (1pz14)

390 The groups against which there were prejudices in the past are now being targeted again, but the reasons are different.

Jews were targeted for their rejection of Jesus and Catholics and Protestants targeted each other because of differences over issues of works/merit/free will when it comes to salvation. Secular leftists hate them because they think all of society's problems are caused by religion, not human nature.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 09, 2019 01:44 PM (KSm3o)

391
We need to be able to invoke Moron Rule #34:
The use of the following words does not necessarily imply that they are being used correctly, please enable your own mental autocorrect:

no, know
to, too, two
they're, their, there
not, knot
toe, tow
etc.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:45 PM (jYje5)

392 We need to be able to invoke Moron Rule #34:
The use of the following words does not necessarily imply that they are being used correctly, please enable your own mental autocorrect:

no, know
to, too, two
they're, their, there
not, knot
toe, tow
etc.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:45 PM (jYje5)

Rule #35 supersedes rule #34.

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 01:47 PM (bUjCl)

393 Was looking for live Paris protests but not finding anything, so are they done for day and did they happen as usual?

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 01:48 PM (/rm4P)

394 As this post discusses religion, check out the latest opinion article by Rabbi Dov Fischer. One of the best pieces I've ever read. He calls the ladies in white "bat crazy" (as a Rabbi, he must have purposely left out the scatological word), and calls the craziest one of all, "the hyphen."

Posted by: mercenary13 at February 09, 2019 01:49 PM (mg6lV)

395 The use of the following words does not necessarily imply that they are being used correctly, please enable your own mental autocorrect:

For me, reading a blog comment is more like hearing someone speak. If the meaning is clear in context, I often don't even notice spelling errors unti they're corrected or joked about. However, grammar or usage errors tend to stand out.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 09, 2019 01:51 PM (qc+VF)

396 Was looking for live Paris protests but not finding anything, so are they done for day and did they happen as usual?
Posted by: Skip at

petit dejeuner

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 01:51 PM (bUjCl)

397 I may be able to plant my tomato plants on Good Friday instead of mid-May.
Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 01:21 PM (9L2du)

Good Friday can be as early as March 21

In the late 90's early 00's I did just that. If it's still cold, Dad and I saved Gallon milk jugs, cut the bottoms off and covered them till no chance of frost. Gave them a great start in their own little greenhouse in the sun.

Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 01:52 PM (9L2du)

398 The Evening Standard is despicable. See if you can tell, from the headline, who is responsible for the referenced injury:

"Yellow vest protester 'has hand torn off' amid violent clashes between police and demonstrators in Paris"

(Jeopardy music for a bit)

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 01:53 PM (hl9+B)

399 The bottom line is this: a society must have a shared, coherent system of faith and ethics to continue to exist as a culture. Without this agreed upon system of behavior, it will crumble, splinter, and disappear.

That doesn't have to be Christian or Jewish. It can be Islam or Buddhism or Communism, but it has to be agreed on, shared, and consistent.

The problem is that the left has torn down everything that came before, and offers nothing to replace it. Its like ripping the skeleton out of a man and then expecting him to stand. They pretend that they have a replacement system, but it changes so often, so radically, and so irrationally that nobody can keep up or try to follow it, let alone agree to it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 09, 2019 01:53 PM (39g3+)

400 Moron Rule #35 : "The right of the Spelling & Grammar nazis to Mandatory Canal Duty , shall not be infringed."

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 01:55 PM (bUjCl)

401 Was looking for live Paris protests but not finding anything, so are they done for day and did they happen as usual?

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 01:48 PM


They pretty much finished up around noon. Good activity, not a lot of tear gas, few if any bang grenades -- I think the police are taking some heat for using them -- as another guy had his hand blown apart lobbing one back last week. I saw the video, the hand was unrecognizable.

They torched a Porsche, which was kinda interesting watching the firemen put out. It looked like a stadium sized crowd at one point. You didn't miss much.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:55 PM (jYje5)

402 And the answer ISN'T the heavily implied "the police," but, instead, is unreported:

"The injury has been linked to some form of projectile thrown during the commotion."

"Police confirmed that a protester had a hand injury but provided no further details other stating treatment was being provided."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3ncgwjo

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 01:56 PM (hl9+B)

403 401 They torched a Porsche
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:55 PM (jYje5)

It's like a poem.

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 01:57 PM (hl9+B)

404 Ice at the polar caps is growing. Not shrinking.

"Nope, they're all gone just like I said they would be by 2012. Now give me money and more awards."
--Al Gore

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 09, 2019 01:57 PM (39g3+)

405 Just in case

Pink turd > James Comey

Posted by: Insomniac at February 09, 2019 01:58 PM (NWiLs)

406
Video of protestor with hand blown off. It has it's own content warning. Not sure what it's showing...

https://twitter.com/ttdog79/status/1094211006837018625

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:58 PM (jYje5)

407 Someone would be posting the following:

Washington Nearsider really likes Manhattans.

Posted by: Vendette at February 09, 2019 01:31 PM (9/vGE)

Truth. Though hopefully, I won't set any personal-bests tonight.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 09, 2019 01:59 PM (vcatx)

408
NASA link with satellite images of polar ice, charts, and other good stuff:

https://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/csb/index.php?section=234

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:01 PM (jYje5)

409 This just in:

Jussie Smollett is in the hot seat after there have been several reports that the openly gay actor may have possibly filed a false report to police. If that's the case, the Chicago Police Department promises to charge Smollett for making a false police report in regards to the alleged hate crime perpetrated against him on January 29th.

The investigation is still ongoing, but with the Empire actor refusing to hand his phone over to authorities, the 36-year old actor will have a hard time proving his case and avoiding jail time as his alleged assailants have managed to do.

In the meantime, Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson vehemently states on social media that if Smollett is found to not be telling the truth he will be charged.

https://tinyurl.com/y46cjlgj

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 02:03 PM (WDxUi)

410 I have camera footage of my attack! But... uh, you can't see it!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 09, 2019 02:04 PM (39g3+)

411 46 Super colored fragile plastic exposed nematodosis


Too good not to share.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 09, 2019 02:05 PM (vWMNq)

412 https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2019/02/
i-frankly-believe-this-is-happening.html

A inside note from British press they have been clamping down on Paris protest information.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 02:06 PM (/rm4P)

413 I was severely molested by MAGA hat wearing-Gadsen flag waving -AK47 toting-cross burning men in white hoods !

Posted by: Jussie Smollett at February 09, 2019 02:08 PM (bUjCl)

414
I did see one of the Paris cops with the rubber bullet gun raise it high up and discharge it. Seconds later the camera was on a guy down in the street, his face bloodied. They're not supposed to be used like that. Ever.

That's not going to lower the temperatures of the protestors. I lot of them had banners protesting the police brutality which has spiked in recent weeks.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:11 PM (jYje5)

415 Good write up KT, not surprisingly no one ever brought up to a Leftist that dogma was strong in them, in fact its a requirement.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 02:11 PM (/rm4P)

416 Things are hotting up in Paris.

Grenade Blows Yellow Vest's Hand Apart as Anti-Macron Protests Turn Ugly

Per Breitbart.

Interestingly, France is going to ban face coverings in demonstrations - something we should do.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 02:14 PM (WDxUi)

417 409---Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 02:03 PM (WDxUi)
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But is it really fair to bring charges against a gay actor for being a drama queen?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 02:16 PM (Rxduq)

418 Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 02:06 PM

Thanks for that. Another piece of the puzzle.

*We* know that's how they want to play it. As if it is not occurring. But we can see with our own two eyes what's happening. I just hate to see the cops siding with the socialists and inflicting maximum pain and anguish.

Because it could happen here. But if conservatives ever take to the streets, they're not gonna take a rubber ball to the face without putting some hot Pb into whoever deserves it.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:17 PM (jYje5)

419
https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2019/02/
i-frankly-believe-this-is-happening.html

A inside note from British press they have been clamping down on Paris protest information.
Posted by: Skip


D-Lamp warned about D-Notice

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 02:18 PM (aKsyK)

420 *that was Gadsden...TG for rule no 35

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 02:19 PM (bUjCl)

421 A former colleague of mine had only one eye.

He was taking his junior year abroad back in '68 and joined the student protests in Paris.
Why not? He'd been to many such events in the USA.
No big deal teasing the "pigs."

Did I mention that he had only one eye?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 02:22 PM (Rxduq)

422
Something else. A lot of Venezuelan flags were on display today in Paris in solidarity with the anti-socialists in that country.

There were also a lot of protests in other French cities. This isn't going away anytime soon.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:23 PM (jYje5)

423 406
Video of protestor with hand blown off. It has it's own content warning. Not sure what it's showing...

https://twitter.com/ttdog79/status/1094211006837018625
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 01:58 PM (jYje5)


I can't see any Twitter videos. Is there a YouTube link?

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 02:24 PM (sdi6R)

424 "The resolution moved the Overton Window. And it will make future Democratic proposals seem reasonable"

So, how do we move the window back to sanity?

Posted by: Sercius at February 09, 2019 02:24 PM (SXIn9)

425 Get this - up in the gardening thread, they are actually talking about gardening.

In preparation for the MoMe, I was looking for my first post. It appears that it was May 15, 2004.

This blog only appeared on ace.mu.nu in April 2004. I am not sure if I was ever on the blogspot site.

Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 02:28 PM (ZfRYq)

426
The Russian media. Yeah, let's get that out there. They have chosen to have camera people on the streets of Paris every week since the start. To show the victory of socialism over nationalism/free markets?

Because that's not anyone is seeing. Just the opposite. I remember a time when our media wasn't bought by some entity and would just report the gawd-damn news. Not anymore. We have to rely on guys with cell phones, Twitter accounts, and the Russian media to provide real-time footage.

How the fvck did we get here?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:28 PM (jYje5)

427 blaster, how did you find that? I think I landed here in 06 but can't *cough* remember. I lurked for a long time before my first post.

Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 02:29 PM (9L2du)

428 422
Something else. A lot of Venezuelan flags were on display today in Paris.......
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:23 PM (jYje5)
---------------------
Whoa.
This is ..... very interesting.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 02:29 PM (Rxduq)

429 As always, KT brings it. One of the many reasons this place is (probably) unique on the web.


I'm very skeptical about the whole "Overton window" thing, though. Especially in cases like this. I think it's generally a misreading of the problem. The problem is not that people get habituated to dumber, more pernicious, more repugnant stuff, little by little. It's that they don't think, don't think critically, and/or don't even have a base of reasonable values to start.


That's pretty academic for a gray Saturday busy with house cleaning and reloading, but there it is.


People in CA, for example, actually don't understand and accept the self-imposed idiotic costs and restrictions they live under. They *don't understand* how basic things work. No Overton windows shifting - just laziness, ignorance, inability/disinclination to think.


Rejection of the rent control initiative last November was, I think, the only intelligent electoral outcome in the entire state (might have been local ones I missed). Not sure if that showed any vestigial, fleeting ability for voters to think (vs. emote, or chant the mindless idiocies of the age, esp. on "environmental" issues).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 09, 2019 02:30 PM (QDnY+)

430 424 "The resolution moved the Overton Window. And it will make future Democratic proposals seem reasonable"

So, how do we move the window back to sanity?
Posted by: Sercius at February 09, 2019 02:24 PM (SXIn9)


Only by killing Leftists, I think.

They can't be persuaded by logic and reason, and the entire culture is against normal Americans.

I really don't see any other choice at this point.

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 02:31 PM (sdi6R)

431 If I may, it says that if we don't get to zero CO2 emissions for the
whole world by 2030, we enter an irreversible cycle of temperature
increase and ocean acidification.


And I will stand by that last acid puddle, turn to Al Gore and say, "Gee Al you were right". And then push his head under.

Posted by: DaveA at February 09, 2019 02:32 PM (FhXTo)

432
And I will stand by that last acid puddle, turn to Al Gore and say, "Gee Al you were right". And then push his head under.


Posted by: DaveA at February 09, 2019 02:32


roflmao! Hopefully I am there with a camera.

Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 02:34 PM (9L2du)

433 blaster, how did you find that? I think I landed here in 06 but can't *cough* remember. I lurked for a long time before my first post.

Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 02:29 PM (9L2du)


Go to the Goggle and search your nic site:ace.mu.nu

Thing is your nic is probably not unique enough to pick out as a commenter.

On the right hand sidebar at the bottom are links that go to monthly archives back to April 2004.

Posted by: blaster at February 09, 2019 02:34 PM (ZfRYq)

434 I can't see any Twitter videos. Is there a YouTube link?

Posted by: rickl at February 09, 2019 02:24 PM


Yup. It says it's from five hours ago, so I assume today...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2umB9c0lpA

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:35 PM (jYje5)

435 But is it really fair to bring charges against a gay actor for being a drama queen?!?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 02:16 PM (Rxduq)


I bet the CPD is pissed at being sent on a high-profile snipe hunt. I hope the Chicago DA does prosecute Smollett for making a false report (assuming that that's the case). These fake "hate crimes" poison the atmosphere in society because they'll be recounted as truth for years afterwards. A few juicy prosecutions would be a healthy antidote, IMO.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 02:36 PM (WDxUi)

436 The resolution moved the Overton Window.

I keep seeing people say this here, but it presumes that the window was moved in the direction the left wants. When even people who formerly backed it refuse to talk about the proposal, its been yanked from the website, and people are going on talking head shows to claim it didn't really say all that, I cannot comprehend how someone would believe it helped them in any way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 09, 2019 02:38 PM (39g3+)

437 VDH is fine for certain things, but usually has some head-shakers buried in his observations.


What "institutional bias against" blacks is he talking about, either having been "mostly" eliminated, or even a factor* for a very long time.


* of course the reality is that in an idiotic, weak, and irresponsible guilt-driven spasm of moral narcissism, the US shredded its own most basic values and trashed Dr King's dream by adopting racism (all acknowledgement of the false concept of race is racism) as a special, just this once really guys, gee let's make up for past inequities crap like affirmative action - THAT enormous injustice and stupidity continues to this day

Posted by: rhomboid at February 09, 2019 02:42 PM (QDnY+)

438 What year was the infamous Memorial Day thread?

Posted by: Infidel at February 09, 2019 02:43 PM (9L2du)

439 Bezos whining about his dick pics, claims he was being blackmailed by the National Enquirer, run by David Pecker

2019 is a truly epic year.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 02:44 PM (WDxUi)

440 435---These fake "hate crimes" poison the atmosphere in society because they'll be recounted as truth for years afterwards. A few juicy prosecutions would be a healthy antidote, IMO.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 02:36 PM (WDxUi)
----------------------------------
EXACTLY.
The whole rationale (such as it is) behind "hate crime" legislation is that these particular offenses have a toxic effect on the racial/ethnic/religious harmony necessary to a pluralistic society.

But as you say, fake hate crimes do just as much to "poison the atmosphere" as real ones do.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 02:46 PM (Rxduq)

441 Dr King

"Doctor" King is/was less of a "doctor" than Doctor Jill Biden. King's doctoral dissertation was plagiarized. Boston University made that determination, but did not revoke his doctorate because he was already dead by then.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 09, 2019 02:48 PM (WDxUi)

442 429---Posted by: rhomboid at February 09, 2019 02:30 PM (QDnY+)
----------------------------
Overton window or stupid voters?
I'd say both.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 09, 2019 02:49 PM (Rxduq)

443 Microsoft news feed has a picture of A O-C and the headline. "Politician calls A O'-C a bimbo" Well, bravo for them ( don't know who it is) even though they'll get death threats, because she IS a bimbo, an ardent and destructive bimbo.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 02:50 PM (AllCR)

444 Microsoft news feed has a picture of A O-C and the headline. "Politician calls A O'-C a bimbo" Well, bravo for them ( don't know who it is) even though they'll get death threats, because she IS a bimbo, an ardent and destructive bimbo.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 02:50 PM

I don't want to make her a victim. I would just call her a na´ve, idealistic fool and leave it at that. Bimbo has sexist and slut shaming factors to it. Maybe she is a bimbo, but there are a plethora of things you can call her without getting the Nuts In White Satin all wee weed up.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 02:55 PM (L3YlV)

445 He is God we are not.......mic drop

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 09, 2019 02:57 PM (5yqyH)

446 nood pets

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 09, 2019 02:57 PM (vWMNq)

447 Pet NOOD

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 02:59 PM (/rm4P)

448 Something else. A lot of Venezuelan flags were on display today in Paris.......
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 02:23 PM (jYje5)
---------------------
Whoa.
This is ..... very interesting.

-
Don't cross the beams!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 02:59 PM (+y/Ru)

449 AOC is definitely not a bimbo.She has an agenda and the new mean deal is merely a lever.

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 09, 2019 03:00 PM (5yqyH)

450 Found Pet thread looking up while looking up me, scary really.
Not sure there is any hope for certain as skip is used as a word often. Saw something 2011 and that is probable, maybe end 2010.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 03:02 PM (/rm4P)

451 Sandy O-C is just a product of life long public Leftist teaching. Her millions of classmates are in the same mind set.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 03:04 PM (/rm4P)

452 "new mean deal"

Oh, I like that!

Posted by: Sercius at February 09, 2019 03:06 PM (SXIn9)

453
AOC is definitely not a bimbo.She has an agenda and the new mean deal is merely a lever.

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 09, 2019 03:00 PM


Oh, she's a bimbo. But the thing to remember about IQ scores is that there is the time factor involved. You don't achieve a high IQ score by taking four years to figure out the obvious, what others figure out in seconds. People who take four hours to answer the questions on the test don't score anything like the people who turn the test in in 20 minutes.

Unfortunately there are too many in this country that will require four years of pain and suffering before they figure out the obvious.

That is an indictment of the so-called 'education system' of this country.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 03:11 PM (jYje5)

454 A street artist puts signs outside Nancy Pelosi' and Gavin Newsome's house. In Spanish it said "Everyone welcome"

LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 03:59 PM (AllCR)

455 I will respectively disagree Mr. Nic.I think she is the real life version of Napoleon., the pig in George Orwell's Animal Farm

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 09, 2019 04:02 PM (5yqyH)

456 My next thought is who will play the role of "comrade" Snowball?

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 09, 2019 04:06 PM (5yqyH)

457 you may not believe this, but my name is Granny Goose.

Posted by: angst hill at February 09, 2019 04:32 PM (KdryZ)

458 A street artist puts signs outside Nancy Pelosi' and Gavin Newsome's house. In Spanish it said "Everyone welcome"

LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 03:59 PM


Oh, that is so perfect. And... it's a 'she'... Here's a link:


http://mynorthwest.com/1262048/dori-gavin-newsom-wall/

You'll never see this on our 'main stream media'.

Because, "Shut up," they'll explain.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 09, 2019 04:59 PM (jYje5)

459 I love it so, I don't care if its real.

It kinda sums up where i am with art.

That should be the entire point of anyone's collecting. It IS good if you like it!

Posted by: free tibet at February 09, 2019 05:03 PM (ELw0j)

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