The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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By almost every measure of quality of life, the world has become a better place in the last 100 years, but the neo-Puritans and the Luddites and the watermelons and the climate hysterics would have us believe that we are falling into some abyss of environmental catastrophe. But it simply isn't so, as the graph below shows. In spite of the industrialization of the world and the expansion of human living along the coasts and other active parts of the world, it is far safer!

How can this be? We have been yelled at and hectored and lectured that we are destroying the world and that the climate is rushing breakneck to a place that will kill us all!

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Here's a nice correlation for you...the amount of CO2 in the air is proportional to the decrease in climate-caused mortality, therefore CO2 is protective.

Prove me wrong!

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1 B2B

Posted by: Michelle Fields at July 18, 2019 11:01 AM (gC2IV)

2 Well, there was a study of piracy vis a vis warmening...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:02 AM (6qErC)

3 Off one armed sock.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 18, 2019 11:02 AM (gC2IV)

4 And this is even given that they define practically everything as a climate-related death.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 18, 2019 11:02 AM (RD7QR)

5 CO2 is protective...it's in my fire extinguisher.

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2019 11:02 AM (ykq7q)

6 just checked... Hillary isn't President

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (lQHj1)

7 willowed:

501 484 A lot of very great music came out of Pink Floyd. Too bad Waters is such gigantic tool.
Posted by: Eisenhorn at July 18, 2019 10:57 AM (uGHnY)


Today, many people have been unhinged by Trump. But back in the day, Roger Waters was unhinged by Margaret Thatcher.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (wo+B3)

8 the neo-Puritans and the Luddites and the watermelons and the climate hysterics
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watermelons?

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (aXucN)

9 Everything is racism and everything is climate change

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (ElGKe)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (arJlL)

11 Soon, we'll be having people brought back to life by the climate.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (oVJmc)

12 The prevalence of the word "racism" in a society is inversely related to the number of that society's climate related deaths! Prove me wrong!

Posted by: ghost of kari at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (8IQhD)

13 VTK you and I are on the same wavelength. A big-brained wavelength.

Posted by: ghost of kari at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (8IQhD)

14 Today, many people have been unhinged by Trump. But back in the day, Roger Waters was unhinged by Margaret Thatcher.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (wo+B3)

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Why does he think anyone anyone cares about his opinion? He's English.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (AzW6q)

15 7 willowed:

501 484 A lot of very great music came out of Pink Floyd. Too bad Waters is such gigantic tool.
Posted by: Eisenhorn at July 18, 2019 10:57 AM (uGHnY)

Today, many people have been unhinged by Trump. But back in the day, Roger Waters was unhinged by Margaret Thatcher.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (wo+B3)

True. But The Wall was genius. The kids all being processed into faceless creatures struck me.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

16 watermelons?

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (aXucN)

Green on the outside; red on the inside.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (wYseH)

17 But predictions of calamity are up! That can only mean we're not out of the woods yet.

Posted by: t-bird at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (NpvYf)

18 8 the neo-Puritans and the Luddites and the watermelons and the climate hysterics
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watermelons?

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (aXucN)

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Green on the outside, red on the inside.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 18, 2019 11:05 AM (gC2IV)

19 OTOH, I suspect a strong correlation between CO2 emissions and stupidity...or at least, ignorance.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:05 AM (CDGwz)

20 Hysteria-denier!

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:05 AM (WqPYg)

21 8 the neo-Puritans and the Luddites and the watermelons and the climate hysterics
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watermelons?

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (aXucN)

People who are green on the outside but red on the inside--that is, claim to be environmentalists but are actually just using it to further leftism.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 18, 2019 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

22 Hmm. Interesting that deaths by "natural causes" are a tiny fraction of deaths caused by rabid Marxism and such

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:05 AM (6qErC)

23
just checked... Hillary isn't President
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo

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Huzzah!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2019 11:05 AM (M9ntN)

24
Prove me wrong!

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The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has NOT gone up since 1920.

There is so little of it, it can barely be measured.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (8XRCm)

25 I saw it posted recently somewhere -

Human history: things sucked for a real long time, and then the industrial revolution happened.

Posted by: Roy at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (cspJy)

26 just checked... Hillary isn't President

That's over on the Non-Climate Blessings graph. Looks like a bollard on Nov 2016.

Posted by: t-bird at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (NpvYf)

27 The kids all being processed into faceless creatures struck me.
Posted by: Insomniac

Which one struck you ?

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (arJlL)

28 "Soon, we'll be having people brought back to life by the climate."

that was the plot of The Dead Don't Die. glad I didn't watch it.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (lQHj1)

29 I may in fact be alone, but I seriously want to send Omar back to Somalia. I hate her stupid head gear, I hate her accent and I hate that she hates America. She'd be a water carrier if she was back in her own country. Good riddance.

Posted by: Seems Legit at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (jUVms)

30 watermelons?

Posted by: bluebell
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A reference lost on a youngster like yourself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (CDGwz)

31 watermelons?"

Yeah. They splatter when you hit them.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

32 9 Everything is racism and everything is climate change
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (ElGKe)

Eventually we're going to reach the point where everybody but a small cadre of revolutionaries is a racist enviro-criminal. That's when the shooting starts.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (RD7QR)

33 Non-climate related graph doesn't reflect tsunami fatalities in the Indian Ocean or Japan, by the look of it.

I wonder if the data is reliable.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (FTlwv)

34

Colorado State University claims that "American" is a non-inclusive word that should be avoided.

CSU lists both "American" and "America" as non-inclusive words "to avoid," due to the fact that America encompasses more than just the U.S. By referring to the U.S. as America, the guide claims that one "erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country." The school suggests using "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." as substitutes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (aKsyK)

35 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (Zz0t1)

36 Philthadelphia firing a bunch of cops for being "Islamophobic".

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (0tVaQ)

37 Green on the outside; red on the inside.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (wYseH)
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Ah, thank you. Haven't heard that term.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (aXucN)

38 True. But The Wall was genius. The kids all being processed into faceless creatures struck me.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (NWiLs)


Yes. But that was before the unhingement.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (wo+B3)

39 I'm right. Prove me wrong!

Posted by: AOC at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (NpvYf)

40 Human history: things sucked for a real long time, and then the industrial revolution happened.
Posted by: Roy at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (cspJy)

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You misspelled American Revolution

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (8XRCm)

41 A lot of very great music came out of Pink Floyd. Too bad Waters is such gigantic tool.
Posted by: Eisenhorn at July 18, 2019 10:57 AM (uGHnY)


I wouldn't say "a lot" or "great" about Pink Floyd. Ever.

"Some" and "good" more like it.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

42 Philthadelphia firing a bunch of cops for being "Islamophobic".
Posted by: Hikaru

Link ?

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (arJlL)

43 27 The kids all being processed into faceless creatures struck me.
Posted by: Insomniac

Which one struck you ?
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (arJlL)

That one. No, not that one, the one on the left. THAT one! Little bastard.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

44 >>The school suggests using "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." as substitutes.

Isn't U.S. Citizen pretty triggering to illegal aliens? Have their commie adminstrators really thought this through?

Posted by: Roy at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (cspJy)

45
I may in fact be alone, but I seriously want to send Omar back to Somalia. I hate her stupid head gear, I hate her accent and I hate that she hates America. She'd be a water carrier if she was back in her own country. Good riddance.
Posted by: Seems Legit

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I bet there actually is a case for stripping her of citizenship, starting from her committing immigration fraud.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (M9ntN)

46 38 True. But The Wall was genius. The kids all being processed into faceless creatures struck me.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

Yes. But that was before the unhingement.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (wo+B3)

Ah so.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (NWiLs)

47 "Is Nitrous Oxide more useful as a whipped cream propellant or is it a better protective than Carbon Dioxide condoms? Fight me!" -- Jonah Goldberg

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (WqPYg)

48 The kids all being processed into faceless creatures struck me.
Posted by: Insomniac

Which one struck you ?
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (arJlL)

That one. No, not that one, the one on the left. THAT one! Little bastard.
Posted by: Insomniac

Those fockers !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (arJlL)

49 I wouldn't say "a lot" or "great" about Pink Floyd. Ever.

"Some" and "good" more like it.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

"a little" and "ok".

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (ykq7q)

50 The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has NOT gone up since 1920.

There is so little of it, it can barely be measured.
Posted by: fixerupper
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We're drowning in it!...being suffocated!

Posted by: Chicken Little at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (xSo9G)

51 That one. No, not that one, the one on the left. THAT one! Little bastard.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)


Lots of institutionalized bullying in British schools. Lewis wrote about that, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (wo+B3)

52 The school suggests using "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." as substitutes.

American is my pronoun. Prove me wrong!

Posted by: t-bird at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (NpvYf)

53 I still think "Islamist" before I think "Eco Nut" when I hear "green".

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (0tVaQ)

54
7 willowed:

501 484 A lot of very great music came out of Pink Floyd. Too bad Waters is such gigantic tool.
Posted by: Eisenhorn at July 18, 2019 10:57 AM (uGHnY)

Today, many people have been unhinged by Trump. But back in the day, Roger Waters was unhinged by Margaret Thatcher.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (wo+B3)






He was always unhinged, just like the rest of the guys in Floyd. Mostly because "WAAAAAAAAA!, my daddy was a commie who would have survived the war if he'd stayed true to his commie roots. WAAAAAAA!". Iron Maggie was just an excuse to let his freak flag fly.

Still, Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall are two of the best rock albums ever made. Can't take that away from him. And I don't even LIKE Floyd.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (veoSD)

55 So now that the dims have been revealed as the ignorant, lying-ass blowhards they are, do you think they'll shut up about impeachment?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (hjaPQ)

56 Today, many people have been unhinged by Trump. But back in the day, Roger Waters was unhinged by Margaret Thatcher.

If I had his money, I wouldn't care about much of anything avec politics. I'd be on Ginger Island (which I would own), on the beach with an umbrella drink being fanned by gorgeous young gingers in bikinis.

Oh, the fux I wouldn't give...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (HaL55)

57 Did someone mention watermelon?

Where's my sledgehammer?

Posted by: Gallager at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (kquUW)

58 Gah. Woke up in a melancholy disposition. The void left in my life by living someone else's dream and not my own. The child has grown, the dream is done. When life passes you by, you don't get a do-over.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

59 Hey. WTF ar you giving ME grief for?

Posted by: A watermelon at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (CPk08)

60 I wonder if the data is reliable.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (FTlwv)

I couldn't find the raw data, but they may be smoothing it out by decade, which would limit the silly spikes caused by anomalies.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2019 11:11 AM (wYseH)

61 deaths by social media. facefraud, twatter, etc.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 18, 2019 11:11 AM (KP5rU)

62 9
Everything is racism and everything is climate change

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (ElGKe)


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The Lefty Loones have already claimed that climate change IS racist.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:11 AM (WqPYg)

63 42>>>

Just heard it on the news brief segment on talk radio.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2019 11:11 AM (0tVaQ)

64 Documentary proof that the 1930's were hell.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK8)

65
"a little" and "ok".
Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (ykq7q)


Even better.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (Zz0t1)

66 55 So now that the dims have been revealed as the ignorant, lying-ass blowhards they are, do you think they'll shut up about impeachment?
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (hjaPQ)

They won't if they want to survive. But they'll have to take a hammer to The Squad's knees.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

67 Anyone here want to make a bet that Mooch copies her BFF's look soon?

https://tinyurl.com/y3u9qeu9

Yeesh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (ptqGC)

68 Lots of institutionalized bullying in British schools. Lewis wrote about that, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (wo+B3)


Also faggotry. Which, actually, was a subset of the bullying.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (wo+B3)

69 34 Colorado is testing the limits for terminal stupid in the past ten years, Must be global warming.

Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (PQRcz)

70 51 That one. No, not that one, the one on the left. THAT one! Little bastard.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

Lots of institutionalized bullying in British schools. Lewis wrote about that, too.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (wo+B3)

That was part of Curchill's experience as well. Those schools were vicious, brutal places.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

71 Colorado State University claims that "American" is a non-inclusive word that should be avoided. . . .

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019

*
*
. . .
I for one am sick of all this "inclusiveness" and "including." Let's start "excluding" a few things and people, what do you say? Starting with Omar and some nn million illegal invaders.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (ClOmq)

72 Where's my sledgehammer?


Posted by: Gallager at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (kquUW)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWJE0x7T4Q

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (wYseH)

73 Since we are told that we have only 12 years...er...10 years...er...18 months until we pass the point of no return, am I naive to think that THEN they will finally shut up about it?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (mvenn)

74 watermelons?

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (aXucN)

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CBD forgot to capitalize "Watermelon."

After all, it's a proper name for a bunch of green activists who are nothing more than a bunch of dirty hippy commies.

Posted by: lbkae - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (kquUW)

75 I may in fact be alone, but I seriously want to send Omar back to Somalia. I hate her stupid head gear, I hate her accent and I hate that she hates America. She'd be a water carrier if she was back in her own country. Good riddance.
Posted by: Seems Legit

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I bet there actually is a case for stripping her of citizenship, starting from her committing immigration fraud.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (M9ntN)

I'll chip in a Grand for her plane ticket back there.

One way of course.

I once heard her say, back in my country, women could not speak out, then here in America...

Think about that. She still self identifies as Somali, not as American.

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (NgKpN)

76 68 Lots of institutionalized bullying in British schools. Lewis wrote about that, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (wo+B3)

Also faggotry. Which, actually, was a subset of the bullying.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (wo+B3)

The forced receiving thereof anyway.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (NWiLs)

77 58 Gah. Woke up in a melancholy disposition.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)


You? The devil you say.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (wo+B3)

78
Philthadelphia firing a bunch of cops for being "Islamophobic".
Posted by: Hikaru

Link ?

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:08 AM (arJlL)







Errrrr, where's Wyatt?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (veoSD)

79 The school suggests using "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." as substitutes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (aKsyK)


And by suggest we mean do it.

Posted by: CSU at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (MAstk)

80 There are Pink Floyd singles I like, I admire the musicianship. I don't give a shit about the band and I trust most musicians about as far as I can bowl them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

81 >I bet there actually is a case for stripping her of citizenship, starting from her committing immigration fraud.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2019 11:09 AM (M9ntN)


Is anyone actually investigating this?

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (sjdRT)

82

A few House Democrats talked to Jake Tapper off the record and noted this whole fiasco has been a massive win for the Trump White House. There was infighting between AOC and Speaker Pelosi, which is good, but what's even better is forcing the Democratic leadership to remembrance this Leninist Girl Scout Troop from Hell and their extremist agenda and anti-Semitic remarks and Omar made sure to make it clear to CBS's Gayle King that she doesn't regret her remarks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:14 AM (aKsyK)

83 i keep trying to enjoy Pink Floyd and I keep failing, except for small bits here and there.

maybe the problem isn't me, it's them.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:14 AM (lQHj1)

84 The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has NOT gone up since 1920.

There is so little of it, it can barely be measured.
Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:06 AM (8XRCm)



Thank you.

At one-third of 1% CO2 is doing absolutely nothing climate wise.

But, if we're going to attribute Climate Changing Qualities(TM) to minute amounts off CO2,

then it might as well be "protective" of human life.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2019 11:14 AM (2EMYr)

85 But that was before the unhingement.

Posted by: OregonMuse
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Ah. The Great Unhinging of 2016.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Posted by: Chuck Dickens at July 18, 2019 11:14 AM (xSo9G)

86
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWJE0x7T4Q
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (wYseH)


You beat me to it.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

87 Hey. WTF ar you giving ME grief for?
Posted by: A watermelon

Ahhh shaddup !

Nobody likes a talking watermelon.

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:14 AM (arJlL)

88 Has your data been through Michael Mann's special double secret adjustment algorithm?

I didn't think so. That can turn even random noise into a proper hockey stick!

Posted by: JB1000 at July 18, 2019 11:15 AM (16OL0)

89 The pictures I've seen of The Squad show Omar as by far the shortest, even with that Q-tip on her head.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 18, 2019 11:15 AM (JgA4k)

90 Omar has introduced a bill in the House for the US to boycott Israel and she compares Israel to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

She really does need to be sent back to what every muzzie country she is from. She is obviously a muzzie hater

Posted by: Vics/i at July 18, 2019 11:15 AM (mpXpK)

91 76 68 Lots of institutionalized bullying in British schools. Lewis wrote about that, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (wo+B3)

Also faggotry. Which, actually, was a subset of the bullying.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:12 AM (wo+B3)

The forced receiving thereof anyway.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (NWiLs)

British school idealist way back when decided it would be a good idea to let teenaged boys have authority over younger boys.

Idealists fucking sucks.

And it did indeed lead to generations of boys fucking and sucking each other, mostly coerced.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK8)

92 Still, Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall are two of the best rock albums ever made. Can't take that away from him. And I don't even LIKE Floyd.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (veoSD)

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I always preferred, "Wish You Were Here" over Floyds other stuff. But, that particular album was a very personal story about the band itself, so, perhaps that's why I like it so much.

Posted by: lbkae - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:15 AM (kquUW)

93 The forced receiving thereof anyway.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (NWiLs)


Right. It does surprise me, though, that the educational institutions would tolerate this sort of abuse. I mean, it's not like they didn't know about it. It had been going on probably for generations.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (wo+B3)

94 It is funny how many Climatology devotees believe that Mother Earth is a living creature. And yet, we need to save her from us. I'm sorry to tell you, snowflake, but Momma Gaia could shrug her shoulders and get rid of most of mankind. We need to protect ourselves from her.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (m79Dg)

95 "Lots of institutionalized bullying in British schools."

Can confirm. although they were trying to stop it when my father was there.

they clearly hadn't finished by the time I was there, and the Tory-run Parliament actually passed a "Child Act" because it was so awful.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (lQHj1)

96 People who are green on the outside but red on the
inside--that is, claim to be environmentalists but are actually just
using it to further leftism.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 18, 2019 11:05 AM (RD7QR)


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Dennis Prager makes an insightful point: ALL Leftist organizations are primarily created and used to promote/further Leftism -- not the cause they claim and hide behind.

Environmentalism as you point out. Feminism is another one: they don't really care about women (their silence about Clinton's abuse of women, their allowing trans women to destroy women's sports, etc.). The race hustlers don't really care about the actual welfare of minorities ... on and on.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (WqPYg)

97 Pink Floyd was better when they let the synthesizers do the talking.

Posted by: chango butt at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (B+t5k)

98 77 58 Gah. Woke up in a melancholy disposition.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

You? The devil you say.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (wo+B3)

Heh. Yes, I know I am generally possessed of an excess of melancholic humour. I've felt better lately, for obvious reasons, but some days it just gets to me regardless. I have an obsessive mind that loves to dredge up both the presence and absence of certain things in my "life" and beat my heart and soul bloody with them.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

99 She really does need to be sent back to what every muzzie country she is from. She is obviously a muzzie hater
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Can she stay until Nov 4, 2020?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 18, 2019 11:17 AM (hjaPQ)

100 I think I was the first to come up with the term watermelon back in 2008. Green on the outside and red on the inside.

Posted by: Vics/i at July 18, 2019 11:17 AM (mpXpK)

101 If you draw that earthquake death line back a millenium or so you encounter some staggering fatality rates from earthquakes.

There is a historical quake in China thought to have killed like 400,000 people.

Also, the roughly 250,000 tsunami deaths in 2004 seem to be absent from that graph as well.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 18, 2019 11:17 AM (yL25O)

102 Seriously, it always annoys me when Euros weigh in on US politics, like Waters is doing with Trump. It's like they don't even understand two simple things:

1.) Nobody, but nobody, in America gives a damn about what they think.

2.) That's because, being European, their opinions on things don't matter. If they were Russian or Chinese, we might care. But powerless people don't matter to anyone.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2019 11:17 AM (AzW6q)

103 Oh I guess this is a chart for the US only?

Posted by: TexasDan at July 18, 2019 11:17 AM (yL25O)

104 Good grief, I cannot even spell my own nic correctly.

More coffee!

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:17 AM (kquUW)

105 98 Right there with you today, why I am heading to the range after lunch.

Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (PQRcz)

106 Dark Side of the Moon is great, The Wall goes on one album too long....
Animals and Wish You Were Here are better than The Wall.

Best thing they ever did was Echoes, 23 minutes of bliss from 1971's Meddle.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (NFEMn)

107 98 77 58 Gah. Woke up in a melancholy disposition.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

You? The devil you say.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (wo+B3)

Heh. Yes, I know I am generally possessed of an excess of melancholic humour. I've felt better lately, for obvious reasons, but some days it just gets to me regardless. I have an obsessive mind that loves to dredge up both the presence and absence of certain things in my "life" and beat my heart and soul bloody with them.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

Wounds your heart with monotonous languor?

Chin up, you are the man and you gotta good girl.

Crazy, but good.

*checks to see if The Nurse heard that*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (bcbK8)

108 Colorado State University claims that "American" is a non-inclusive word that should be avoided.

CSU lists both "American" and "America" as non-inclusive words "to avoid," due to the fact that America encompasses more than just the U.S. By referring to the U.S. as America, the guide claims that one "erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country." The school suggests using "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." as substitutes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



Dear CSU,

LOLGFY.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (Pr4ah)

109 80 There are Pink Floyd singles I like, I admire the musicianship. I don't give a shit about the band and I trust most musicians about as far as I can bowl them.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK

You're a pretty big dude, I bet you could get a fair number of them at least halfway down the lane.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (NWiLs)

110 I've felt better lately, for obvious reasons, but some days it just gets to me regardless.

==

try to remember what you ate or drank before the mood hit you
sometimes it's a biochemical reaction to something

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (dm05u)

111 Bjorn Lomberg a couple weeks (I think) ago showed that number of deaths from extreme cold are higher than number of deaths from extreme heat ... so global warming might tend to actually be a net positive for reducing "climate-related deaths."

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (hdzef)

112
Heh. Yes, I know I am generally possessed of an excess of melancholic humour. I've felt better lately, for obvious reasons, but some days it just gets to me regardless. I have an obsessive mind that loves to dredge up both the presence and absence of certain things in my "life" and beat my heart and soul bloody with them.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

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"One remembers that which one should forget and forgets that which one should remember."

I know exactly what you're talking about.

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (kquUW)

113
i keep trying to enjoy Pink Floyd and I keep failing, except for small bits here and there.



maybe the problem isn't me, it's them.


The real problem is insufficient drug intake, preferably LSD. They're OK as a band (some of their earlier stuff, mostly), but they got their cult following originally by making music to trip to.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (HaL55)

114 Lots of institutionalized bullying in British schools. Lewis wrote about that, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:10 AM (wo+B3)

As did Orwell-- "Such, such were the joys". If his portrayal is accurare, I'm pretty sure it would have turned me into a socialist too.

Posted by: Vanya at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (67vsh)

115 Is anyone actually investigating this?

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (sjdRT)


Officially? Not that I have heard. Just Minnesota-based journalists. But who knows what trees Trump is shaking behind the scenes.

We'll see what fruit falls out in due time.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (wo+B3)

116 Like facts and reality matter. It is the "what ifs" and "maybes" that the left thinks really counts. Those top facts, past performance, and reality.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (pw+jk)

117 >Chin up, you are the man and you gotta good girl.



Crazy, but good.




**Moves quickly away from Mark**

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (sjdRT)

118 also, willowed:

520 495 What's worse: never getting to live your dream, or realizing that you spent most of your life living someone else's dream?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:00 AM (NWiLs)

...

I taught Genesis 26 this past week.

Most of Isaac's adult life is in that one chapter. He's in other parts of Genesis, but more as Abraham's son or Jacob's father--that is, those narrative parts are less about him and more about someone else.

TL: DR is that Isaac at the start of the chapter gets all the really cool promises that Abraham gets, and then spends a long time, seemingly, getting pushed from one place to another as he tries to find a place to live in peace. He does become rich but that essentially works against him as people drive him away because of it.

It stands out to me, now that I'm 29, that even for the Jewish patriarchs who had God guiding and blessing them, life was pretty hard and I would think confusing and discouraging for long seasons.

Not exactly encouraging in the sense of hey things are sure to get better, but at least it's good to know this is normal and it's not just me.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (yL25O)

119 If you draw that earthquake death line back a millenium or so you encounter some staggering fatality rates from earthquakes.

There is a historical quake in China thought to have killed like 400,000 people.

Posted by: TexasDan


400,000? That's a rounding error.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (Pr4ah)

120 Chin up, you are the man and you gotta good girl.

Crazy, but good.

*checks to see if The Nurse heard that*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (bcbK

Oh, you're in trouble now!

Thing is, there is this deeply-rooted part of me that works overtime to keep me from being happy in the moment. I need to kill it off somehow.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (NWiLs)

121 British school idealist way back when decided it would be a good idea to let teenaged boys have authority over younger boys.

Idealists fucking sucks.

And it did indeed lead to generations of boys fucking and sucking each other, mostly coerced.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

And it led to a world the British Empire ruled. This homos were some cold, pipe hittin' biches! It also led to an appreciation for Muslim rape gangs.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (m79Dg)

122 some people yesterday were moaning about heat wave in Paris becamost people there don't have AC
whose fault is that?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (dm05u)

123 A reminder, from when Obama's EPA chief was before Congress. It was awkward to watch, Gina McCarthy being so patently ignorant:




“What percentage of the atmosphere is CO2?” the California Republican asked during a Thursday hearing.

“I don’t have that calculation for you, sir,” McCarthy replied. “I don’t make those guesses, sir.”

“You’re head of the EPA and you did not know,” Rohrabacher shot back in astonishment, “and now you are basing policies that impact dramatically on the American people and you didn’t know what the content of CO2 in the atmosphere was… the justification for the very policies you’re talking about.”

“If you’re asking me how much CO2 is in the atmosphere, not a percentage but how much, we have just reached levels of 400 parts per million,” McCarthy said, looking slightly annoyed with the lawmaker’s response.

“I think I was very clear on what I was asking,” Rohrabacher retorted. “I think it was very clear you didn’t know.”

Rohrabacher said carbon dioxide only makes up “one-half of one-tenth of one percent of the atmosphere,” adding that mankind only contributed to about 10 percent of the total amount of CO2.

“And you believe that this minimal, tiny element, and by the way only ten percent of that from what I understand is actually man-made… will have an impact on the weather to the point it that it will actually impact people’s health,” Rohrabacher said, before running out of time during the hearing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (CDGwz)

124 111 Bjorn Lomberg a couple weeks (I think) ago showed that number of deaths from extreme cold are higher than number of deaths from extreme heat ... so global warming might tend to actually be a net positive for reducing "climate-related deaths."
Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (hdzef)

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I believe Lomborg did the math, and claims the money used to combat "global warming" would be better spent providing clean drinking water to those places that lack it.

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (kquUW)

125
I'm still convinced that when scientists found out that Venus' atmosphere was about 96% CO2,

and that is why that planet is a burning hell because of the greenhouse effect.(among a few other things).


That the Greentards chose CO2 as their ultimate boogyman,

cuz all modern life relies on industry and consistent energy production,

and most of that produces CO2.


If you wanted to destroy the West and America in particular without the risk of war,

brainwashing the 50% gullible and dumb to throw away their modern life "to save the planet!!!!1111!" would be a great way.

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (2EMYr)

126 And most watermelons these days are seedless. There's a metaphor for you.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (mvenn)

127 And now the zealots want to bad pesticides that kill rats because a cute animal, like a coyote or a mountain lion, might eat it and might get sick and might die from it.
As for you humans...such it up.

Posted by: PJ at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (qlTN9)

128 >>Colorado State University claims that "American" is a non-inclusive word that should be avoided. . . .

Oh please go STFU.

I am so tired of perfectly good words being banned because they *might* hurt someone's feelings.

How about they instead start a campaign to educate anyone who feels excluded by that term on reality? Don't fix normies, fix the snowflakes who are incapacitated by certain words.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (bDqIh)

129 119 If you draw that earthquake death line back a millenium or so you encounter some staggering fatality rates from earthquakes.

There is a historical quake in China thought to have killed like 400,000 people.

Posted by: TexasDan


400,000? That's a rounding error.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (Pr4ah)

===========

"Communism is awesome. Who's Mao?"
-AOC

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (VyAV0)

130 400,000? That's a rounding error.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (Pr4ah)

Indeed, Comrade!

Posted by: Stalin at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (NFEMn)

131 110 I've felt better lately, for obvious reasons, but some days it just gets to me regardless.

==

try to remember what you ate or drank before the mood hit you
sometimes it's a biochemical reaction to something
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:18 AM (dm05u)

Chronic clinical depression since I was a kid. And it hit before I'd consumed anything this morning. It's just one of those things.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (NWiLs)

132 ome people yesterday were moaning about heat wave in Paris becamost people there don't have AC
whose fault is that?
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (dm05u)

Starts with a T and ends with a rump.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (MAstk)

133 OT, the Weather Channel this am, the blond ditz with Cantore was drawing circles around the high temp forecast numbers for places like Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Des Moines, etc.

Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".

Of course Flyover country, doesn't believe in global warming, Jesus people, barely have running water, air conditioning hasn't caught up yet.

Mr. Jen and I like to run the WC by in the morning to see what stupid stuff she says, Even Cantore corrected her the other day, and received dagger eyes for his trouble.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (wYoCt)

134 Colorado State University claims that "American" is a non-inclusive word that should be avoided. . . .

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Agreed, we should use American Citizen.

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (sX1BW)

135 Colorado State University claims that "American" is a non-inclusive word that should be avoided.

CSU lists both "American" and "America" as non-inclusive words "to avoid," due to the fact that America encompasses more than just the U.S. By referring to the U.S. as America, the guide claims that one "erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country." The school suggests using "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." as substitutes.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (aKsyK)


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Whenever I hear these silly people saying trash like this about words or symbols (the American flag) I think of the beginning of the U2 song Helter Skelter where Bono says "Charles Manson stole this song from the Beatles, were stealing it back". The fact that Bono is a raging lib and would not want his words used in this way just makes it doubly delicious!!

Posted by: Chillin the most at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (lonOK)

136 I'd like to see a graph of death with two curves.

1. death by illegal criminal invader
2. death by AR15

I bet it would like the one above only opposite.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (pw+jk)

137 We passed the tipping point 20 years ago

Simply, WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE someday

Posted by: SMOD at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (QkjLD)

138 Doesn't know it as a percentage, 400 parts per million. Hrmmmmm.

Posted by: Someguy at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (p997d)

139 119 If you draw that earthquake death line back a millenium or so you encounter some staggering fatality rates from earthquakes.

There is a historical quake in China thought to have killed like 400,000 people.

Posted by: TexasDan


400,000? That's a rounding error.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (Pr4ah)

...

1556. 830,000 dead

I think that may have been more than a rounding error back then.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (yL25O)

140 Factor in the increase in global population and it should be more pronounced

Posted by: technoid at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (nneea)

141 Those schools were vicious, brutal places.

George Orwell's essay about his boarding school experience, titled "Such, Such Were the Joys," is one of his most frequently anthologized shorter works. He was unsparing about the cruelty of his school, including the class snobbery as well as corporal punishment.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (pPNCa)

142 That graph needs to include the deaths caused by socialism.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (GDooN)

143 121 British school idealist way back when decided it would be a good idea to let teenaged boys have authority over younger boys.

Idealists fucking sucks.

And it did indeed lead to generations of boys fucking and sucking each other, mostly coerced.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

And it led to a world the British Empire ruled. This homos were some cold, pipe hittin' biches! It also led to an appreciation for Muslim rape gangs.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (m79Dg)

T. E. Lawrence certainly found a lot of love out in the desert. Seriously, several passages of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom are basically gay porn.

BUT, it did give upper class British boys some early leadership experience. Which did lead to some good things for England. But it was unsupervised or insufficiently supervised. Hence beatings, buggery and thuggery.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK8)

144 some people yesterday were moaning about heat wave in Paris becamost people there don't have AC
whose fault is that?
Posted by: vmom
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I would blame the metric system. It suppresses creativity, induces a sort of languor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (xSo9G)

145 138 John Wayne in Hondo, "We all get dead".

Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (PQRcz)

146 "One remembers that which one should forget and forgets that which one should remember."

I know exactly what you're talking about.
Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (kquUW)

Good quote. Where's that from?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (NWiLs)

147 9
Everything is racism and everything is climate change

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo


Physics confirms this as 95% of the universe is dark matter and dark energy.

Posted by: x at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (nFwvY)

148
some people yesterday were moaning about heat wave in Paris becamost people there don't have AC
whose fault is that?
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book!


The French are sweating because the Americans aren't paying enough taxes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (aKsyK)

149 An Alexei Sayle rant in The Young Ones:

"I mean, you look at statistics, right. 83% of top British management have been to a public school and Oxbridge, right? 93% of the BBC have been to a public school and Oxbridge, right? 98% of the KGB have been to a public school and Oxbridge. All you get from a public school, right -- one, you get a top job, right, and two, you get an interest in perverse sexual practices. I mean, that's why British management's so inefficient. As soon as they get in the boardroom, they're all shutting each others' dicks in the door! "Go on, give it another slam, Sir Michael!" BAM! OW OW OW! "Come on, Sir Geoffrey, let's play the Panzer commander and the millkmaid, EW EW EW EW! YOO HOO!""

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (oVJmc)

150 This is something that drives me crazy. We are now living, globally, in a world that would have been unimaginable to people 100 years ago. As a planet we are richer, healthier and safer by several orders of magnitude than we were in the 1800s.

And yet the way you hear the left talk you'd think everyone is on the brink of death or some shit.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (nPOfc)

151 "Starts with a T and ends with a rump."

so, methane?

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (lQHj1)

152
Is anyone actually investigating this?
Posted by: Muad'dib

=======

Not that anyone knows of, although the evidence is lying around like money on the ground, and perjury before a federal judge (arguably eight counts) is supposedly a big deal.

I'm astonished that she was prosecuted for her equally blatant tax fraud.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (M9ntN)

153 And most watermelons these days are seedless. There's a metaphor for you.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (mvenn)

Which means that some day the retards will be bred out of existence since they won't reproduce. I just hope it isn't so far in the future that they don't have air conditioning and grocery stores.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (m79Dg)

154 That chart also proves the death of fascism and of communism (over the time period) has led to fewer deaths.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee in hand at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (cyuo5)

155 Scott Adams made a funny point today: AOC is the star of the squad, and at some point she will jettison the others - specifically, when they tarnish her brand.

Aaaaand guess who has started tarnishing her brand? Omar. LOLGF, Trump isn't just polarizing the squad, he's gonna break them up.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

156 Thing is, there is this deeply-rooted part of me that works overtime to keep me from being happy in the moment. I need to kill it off somehow.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (NWiLs)

Oh man, that sounds EXACTLY what I've got going on. Except yours sounds rooted in the past, mine is always "I'll be happy when x happens." So it's like happiness is always out of my reach.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)

157 BUT, it did give upper class British boys some early leadership experience. Which did lead to some good things for England. But it was unsupervised or insufficiently supervised. Hence beatings, buggery and thuggery.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

And the dimwits, nitwits and halfwits.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (NWiLs)

158 Heh. Yes, I know I am generally possessed of an excess of melancholic humour. I've felt better lately, for obvious reasons, but some days it just gets to me regardless. I have an obsessive mind that loves to dredge up both the presence and absence of certain things in my "life" and beat my heart and soul bloody with them.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:16 AM (NWiLs)


I have a family history of depression, as the doctors would say. I saw it in my father and some of my aunts and uncles, and also my own siblings. But it appears to have largely bypassed me. Of course, I pray, go to church regularly, get lots of fellowship there, etc. God has blessed my life in many ways, and I'm very grateful.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (wo+B3)

159
The fact that Bono is a raging lib and would not want his words used in this way just makes it doubly delicious!!

Posted by: Chillin the most at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (lonOK)







That would be, Hypocrite Leftist Tax Exile Bono.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (veoSD)

160 150 This is something that drives me crazy. We are now living, globally, in a world that would have been unimaginable to people 100 years ago. As a planet we are richer, healthier and safer by several orders of magnitude than we were in the 1800s.

And yet the way you hear the left talk you'd think everyone is on the brink of death or some shit.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (nPOfc)

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They love the Gini coefficient almost as much as they love science.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (VyAV0)

161 > 400,000? That's a rounding error.

> Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (Pr4ah)


Certainly by comparison with the 60 million murdered by Mao.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (GDooN)

162 "One remembers that which one should forget and forgets that which one should remember."

I know exactly what you're talking about.
Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (kquUW)

Good quote. Where's that from?
Posted by: Insomniac

I forget

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (arJlL)

163 73
Since we are told that we have only 12 years...er...10 years...er...18
months until we pass the point of no return, am I naive to think that
THEN they will finally shut up about it?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2019 11:13 AM (mvenn)


=======


"Here, hold my credibility." -- Paul Ehrlich

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (WqPYg)

164 one, you get a top job, right, and two, you get an interest in perverse sexual practices. I mean, that's why British management's so inefficient.

I thought I heard someone say "weeaboo".

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (lQHj1)

165 I wonder if the data is reliable.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (FTlwv)

I couldn't find the raw data, but they may be smoothing it out by decade, which would limit the silly spikes caused by anomalies.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2019 11:11 AM (wYseH)


Looks like someone has been sucked into the climate change rhetoric. Read the graph. It doesn't consider tsunamis as part of the climate. Tsunamis should NOT be considered.

Posted by: Sooner at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (Fs5vw)

166 It wasn't just Waters, but every Brit musician hated Thatcher--from Johnny Rotten to Morrissey to Elvis Costello to you name it. I get they were all libs and leftists, but I never could figure out exactly why they considered her the Devil incarnate. What did she do?

Compared to what Thatcher got, Reagan got a love fest from rock stars.....

Posted by: Stalin at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (NFEMn)

167 I would blame the metric system. It suppresses creativity, induces a sort of languor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (xSo9G)

Is it monotonous?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

168 155 So AOC is John and Omar is Paul?

Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (PQRcz)

169 132 ome people yesterday were moaning about heat wave in Paris becamost people there don't have AC
whose fault is that?
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (dm05u)

Starts with a T and ends with a rump.
Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:22 AM (MAstk)

Traci Lords?

Or, Tia Carrere?

Tyra Banks has a hell of a rump...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (bcbK8)

170 I'm still convinced that when scientists found out that Venus' atmosphere was about 96% CO2,

and that is why that planet is a burning hell because of the greenhouse effect.(among a few other things).


I would have to say that this statement is, well, wrong.

I would bet that the atmosphere having high CO2 isn't why it's hot on the surface. The lack of protection from the sun's rays would be more of a factor.

But I'm no scientist and what in the universe would the SUN have to do with heat.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

171 Trump isn't just polarizing the squad, he's gonna break them up.


Sooo...Trump is Yoko?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (fuK7c)

172 OT, the Weather Channel this am, the blond ditz with Cantore was drawing circles around the high temp forecast numbers for places like Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Des Moines, etc.

Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".


LOL. We had AC in St. Louis in '69.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (Pr4ah)

173 Colorado state university: Colorado excludes other states,state excludes cities and counties and university excludes kindergartens where this stuff was written,

Posted by: Person at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (m6qV1)

174 33
Non-climate related graph doesn't reflect tsunami fatalities in the Indian Ocean or Japan, by the look of it.



I wonder if the data is reliable.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (FTlwv)


It says it's averaged over decades, so 2004's tsunami toll of 227k would be averaged down to 22.7k per year, plus whatever else happened in 2000-2009 among earthquakes/tsunamis/volcanos.

Posted by: Dan K. at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (BmtOt)

175 The former head of the UN AGW panel finally admitted a couple of years ago the AGW fraud was conjured up to extort money from rich Western nations, primarily the US, to give to 3rd world countries. Which we know would go to who ever was the current "leader for life".

Posted by: Vics/i at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (mpXpK)

176 >Aaaaand guess who has started tarnishing her brand?
Omar. LOLGF, Trump isn't just polarizing the squad, he's gonna break
them up.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (bDqIh)



If you play their presser backwards you can hear a voice saying "Omar is dead man, miss her, miss her." Its eerie.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (sjdRT)

177 155 Scott Adams made a funny point today: AOC is the star of the squad, and at some point she will jettison the others - specifically, when they tarnish her brand.

Aaaaand guess who has started tarnishing her brand? Omar. LOLGF, Trump isn't just polarizing the squad, he's gonna break them up.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

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I don't want them to break up.

If they split, then they start attacking each other instead of Pelosi and the establishment.

It'll be like the splitters in Life of Brian. They spent more time grousing about the other radical groups than they did about the Romans.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (VyAV0)

178 How can this be? We have been yelled at and hectored and lectured that we are destroying the world and that the climate is rushing breakneck to a place that will kill us all!

--

Can we just say that climate change is related to homosexuality and then it will be a noble self-identity way to die that no one can question or try to fix?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (mJzdQ)

179 Socialism is the best economic system. Why it is as obvious as 1+1=POTATO you stupid rubes.

Posted by: Sandy Donkey-Chompers at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (pw+jk)

180 >>And yet the way you hear the left talk you'd think everyone is on the brink of death or some shit.

And oddly enough, they are re-introducing problems that we've already overcome, such as diseases thanks to open borders/anti-vax/rampant homelessness, and energy crises by shutting down coal powerplants and trying to stop fracking.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (bDqIh)

181 Oh man, that sounds EXACTLY what I've got going on. Except yours sounds rooted in the past, mine is always "I'll be happy when x happens." So it's like happiness is always out of my reach.
Posted by: Jordan61 at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)

Ugh. I'm sorry to hear that. It can be torture.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

182 Aaaaand guess who has started tarnishing her brand? Omar. LOLGF, Trump isn't just polarizing the squad, he's gonna break them up.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

So Trump is Yoko?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (NFEMn)

183 Life beckons. BBL

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (HaL55)

184 155 Scott Adams made a funny point today: AOC is the star of the squad, and at some point she will jettison the others - specifically, when they tarnish her brand.
..

Or if one starts getting more media attention than her.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (MAstk)

185 And the dimwits, nitwits and halfwits.
Posted by: Insomniac

Ya forgot da bugwits.

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (arJlL)

186 George Orwell's essay about his boarding school experience, titled "Such, Such Were the Joys," is one of his most frequently anthologized shorter works. He was unsparing about the cruelty of his school, including the class snobbery as well as corporal punishment.
Posted by: Basement Cat at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (pPNCa)

___

The Netflix series The Crown (which is very good) delves into this as well. Prince Charles's experience at boarding school is shown and it is not pretty. But it's the stiff upper lip thing, so you have to put up with it. Kinda like a 12 year hazing ritual.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (nPOfc)

187 Hence beatings, buggery and thuggery.

I thought the Brits had the Royal Navy for those activities.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (pPNCa)

188 > Aaaaand guess who has started tarnishing her brand? Omar. LOLGF, Trump
isn't just polarizing the squad, he's gonna break them up.
I'm assuming that ShakeYerBooti is the Yoko in this analogy.
I laugh my ass off every time someone calls Pressley "Ringo".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (GDooN)

189 Trump isn't just polarizing the squad, he's gonna break them up.


Sooo...Trump is Yoko?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (fuK7c)

Oh man, you beat me by a minute

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (NFEMn)

190 Chronic clinical depression since I was a kid. And it hit before I'd consumed anything this morning. It's just one of those things.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:21 AM (NWiLs)

Jordan Petersen posted some time ago about how he used to wake up every day with an impending sense of doom until his daughter made him go on the same carnivore diet he on

So it can be from the day before

Like you can wake up with a headache and the trigger can be from the day before also

"clinical" xyz usually means the doctors don't know why or how and they're just gonna throw meds at it, in my experience

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (dm05u)

191 I wonder if the data is reliable.

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We can show you our adjusted data where we had fixed what we knew was really happening, but we destroyed the original data since we no longer needed it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (mJzdQ)

192 I've felt better lately, for obvious reasons, but some days it just gets to me regardless. -----

I'm a big picture kind of guy. I don't get down on life on earth because I believe it's just a brief moment in the big picture. It's not the end all be all.

If I thought that I can see feeling down as a normal occurrence.



Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (zFzxj)

193 157 BUT, it did give upper class British boys some early leadership experience. Which did lead to some good things for England. But it was unsupervised or insufficiently supervised. Hence beatings, buggery and thuggery.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

And the dimwits, nitwits and halfwits.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:24 AM (NWiLs)

And thus Twitter was born

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (bcbK8)

194 Or, Tia Carrere?
..

Was hot back in the day.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (MAstk)

195 Thing is, there is this deeply-rooted part of me that works overtime to keep me from being happy in the moment. I need to kill it off somehow.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:20 AM (NWiLs)


Fight Club taught me that if you shoot yourself in the mouth JUST RIGHT, you can kill off your evil alter ego.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)

196 194 Or, Tia Carrere?
..

Was hot back in the day.
Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:28 AM (MAstk)

=========

Confirmed: True Lies is Criterion 1000.
/jk

Seriously, though, True Lies needs a Blu-Ray release.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (VyAV0)

197 155 So AOC is John and Omar is Paul?
Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (PQRcz)

Omar is a Walrus?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (NFEMn)

198 185 And the dimwits, nitwits and halfwits.
Posted by: Insomniac

Ya forgot da bugwits.
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (arJlL)

And Methodists.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (NWiLs)

199 every Brit musician hated Thatcher--from Johnny Rotten to Morrissey to Elvis Costello to you name it.


My kids, millenials, are nevertheless aficionados of punk and new wave. One of them said something really disparaging about Margaret Thatcher.

I asked why and said did you know this this and this, and he said all I know about her is from British music.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (fuK7c)

200 Woke up in a melancholy disposition.

********

Sad Songs - a limerick

I have a weird doggie, by golly
But I entertain all of his folly
The big ol' galoot
Has a hankering for fruit
You guessed it, he's named melon collie

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (mvenn)

201 > Is it monotonous?
It produces long sobs, definitely.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (GDooN)

202
161 > 400,000? That's a rounding error.

> Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (Pr4ah)


Certainly by comparison with the 60 million murdered by Mao.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (GDooN)






Note that 60 million is generally agreed on as a FLOOR figure. Some estimates are over 90 million. Fact is, the number is so staggeringly enormous that it's pretty much impossible to quantify.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (veoSD)

203 Trump finally tweeted about the illegal MS-13 butchers.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (MAstk)

204 But I'm no scientist and what in the universe would the SUN have to do with heat.
Posted by: Sponge


That and the fact that Venus is closer to the sun than we are.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:30 AM (Pr4ah)

205 Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".

___

LOL. I've taken several cross country road trips. Along the way I've stayed at some dumpy motels in the middle of nowhere for the night. Even the shitties run down fleabag motel had A/C.

But it's yet another little insight into how the people on the coasts view the people in the middle. Poor, uneducated rubes who don't have indoor plumbing or A/C.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:30 AM (nPOfc)

206 202 Note that 60 million is generally agreed on as a FLOOR figure. Some estimates are over 90 million. Fact is, the number is so staggeringly enormous that it's pretty much impossible to quantify.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (veoSD)

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

"We'll get communism right this time. What could go wrong?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:30 AM (VyAV0)

207 I find it ironic that the "Squad" has appropriated a military term. I suppose they hope people will think of a cheer squad or some other nonsense that makes people want to be part of the Cool Kids. Are they in Congress or junior high?

Posted by: Dax at July 18, 2019 11:30 AM (OSj6l)

208 Boarding schools and Lord of the Flies

Participation trophies and murses

Choose wisely.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:30 AM (mJzdQ)

209 I don't want them to break up.

If they split, then they start attacking each other instead of Pelosi and the establishment.


There's plenty more loons in the Democratic Party, but to date most of them are traditional grifters and hucksters who broadly follow the leadership line.

I'm guessing Pelosi and her crowd would like to take out one or two of the Sisters of Perpetual Ignorance in 2020 pour encourager les autres.

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (8erNz)

210
The Netflix series The Crown (which is very good) delves into this as well. Prince Charles's experience at boarding school is shown and it is not pretty. But it's the stiff upper lip thing, so you have to put up with it. Kinda like a 12 year hazing ritual.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (nPOfc)

So even the Prince of Wales gets the treatment? That's odd.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (NFEMn)

211 520 495 What's worse: never getting to live your dream, or realizing that you spent most of your life living someone else's dream?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:00 AM (NWiLs)

Depends on what you have to do to "live your dream". Some people turn their backs on quite a bit to do this and then wonder why it's not still there when they wake up from their "dream" finding it didn't pan out. One woman I dealt with left her husband and kids to be an "artist" with a group of other like minded people. After they blew through her money, she wanted to "come back home". Fortunately, this was not acceptable to the husband. I think she has some sort of relationship with the kids, but they are unimpressed by the failed artiste's "dream".

If you can live your dream without wreckage, you should.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (U7k5w)

212 210
The Netflix series The Crown (which is very good) delves into this as well. Prince Charles's experience at boarding school is shown and it is not pretty. But it's the stiff upper lip thing, so you have to put up with it. Kinda like a 12 year hazing ritual.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (nPOfc)

So even the Prince of Wales gets the treatment? That's odd.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (NFEMn)

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What happens in boarding school stays in boarding school.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (VyAV0)

213 >>Sad Songs - a limerick

I have a weird doggie, by golly
But I entertain all of his folly
The big ol' galoot
Has a hankering for fruit
You guessed it, he's named melon collie
- - -

Heh, cute.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (bDqIh)

214 LOL. We had AC in St. Louis in '69.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (Pr4ah)

My parents bought a big window air conditioner in 71. In Ohio.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (wYoCt)

215 167 I would blame the metric system. It suppresses creativity, induces a sort of languor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (xSo9G)

Is it monotonous?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

Yes, and 3.2 inches long.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (RD7QR)

216 Or if one starts getting more media attention than her.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (MAstk)

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I doubt that'll happen though. Pressley is boring. Tlaib is ugly. Omar is an embarrassing liability to the media - really too crazy for primetime.

AOC will remain the face of the Squad.

And, I gotta say the "Squad" thing bugs me. These dumb bitches cribbed a lame name from Taylor Swift, who abandoned it awhile ago. It was silly and dumb when dumb when Taylor did it, and now it's also passe.

But people take it seriously. Oy vey.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (AzW6q)

217 I would blame the metric system. It suppresses creativity, induces a sort of languor.

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I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (sX1BW)

218 McConnell: 'Unpleasant' debt deal averts potential for government shutdowns
..

Meh.

Let's stop pretending to care about the debt.

Just keep overspending by trillions and STFU.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (MAstk)

219 is there a link to the data Bjorn uses? I looked on his Facebook page and didn't see it. This link shows those same numbers (mostly), but claims the number of disaster events is nearly the opposite. Of course if it is funded by climate alarmists, that is the required data result ... but death rate would seem to be more reliable. (certainly the Western world became safer, but not the whole world)


the link has a better breakdown of the type of climate disasters ...


https://ourworldindata.org/natural-disasters

Posted by: illiniwek at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (Cus5s)

220 Evan is the eggman.

Posted by: Person at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (m6qV1)

221 CSU lists both "American" and "America" as non-inclusive words "to avoid," due to the fact that America encompasses more than just the U.S. By referring to the U.S. as America, the guide claims that one "erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country." The school suggests using "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." as substitutes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:07 AM (aKsyK)


I remember, in the early days of the internet before the World Wide Web, there used to be this Eurotwat on the rec.games.chess newsgroup who had a bug up his ass about us calling ourselves "Americans" and he would regularly post a canned lecture about how Canadians and Mexicans and Brazilians are also Americans and we should call ourselves "United Statesians."

These days, I would post a pic of Trump standing athwart a moving tank and tell him to blow it out his ass.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (wo+B3)

222 there is another Fight Club wannabe, "the art of self-defense". go down Rotten Tomatoes and take a drink every time some soy swilling fedora utters "toxic masculinity". you'll be nighty night before noon

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (lQHj1)

223 If my life right now is somebody's dream, that person has boring fucking dreams. My dreams are usually pretty awesome. Sometimes they ever have robots.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (oZ6kz)

224 I'm still convinced that when scientists found out that Venus' atmosphere was about 96% CO2,

and that is why that planet is a burning hell because of the greenhouse effect.(among a few other things).

I would have to say that this statement is, well, wrong.

I would bet that the atmosphere having high CO2 isn't why it's hot on the surface. The lack of protection from the sun's rays would be more of a factor.

But I'm no scientist and what in the universe would the SUN have to do with heat.
Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)



Nah, it's correct.

The Sun is a given. No one thinks that CO2 spontaneously creates heat, which is what you're arguing.

But, there's other things at work like the Sulfur Cycle on Venus that really loads up the greenhouse effect, etc.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (2EMYr)

225 WRONG!

Posted by: Zombie McLaughlin at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (/HnLm)

226 215 167 I would blame the metric system. It suppresses creativity, induces a sort of languor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (xSo9G)

Is it monotonous?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

Yes, and 3.2 inches long.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (RD7QR)

Slam it in a door and see if it gets bigger.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (bcbK8)

227 McConnell: 'Unpleasant' debt deal averts potential for government shutdowns

--

Remember the last time y'all passed a budget back in the 1990s?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (mJzdQ)

228 Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".

And cows still wander down Main Street. *rolls eyes*

Posted by: jewells45 at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (kG5hP)

229 providing clean drinking water to those places that lack it."

Yeah, cause the earth's running out of water...

*sigh*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (6qErC)

230 222 there is another Fight Club wannabe, "the art of self-defense". go down Rotten Tomatoes and take a drink every time some soy swilling fedora utters "toxic masculinity". you'll be nighty night before noon
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (lQHj1)

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I thought the trailer looked funny.

Like a slightly bigger budget version of The Foot Fist Way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (VyAV0)

231 Scott Adams made a funny point today: AOC is the star of the squad, and at some point she will jettison the others - specifically, when they tarnish her brand.



She's the mouth. Omar's the driver.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (Pr4ah)

232 McConnell: 'Unpleasant' debt deal averts potential for government shutdowns
..

Meh.

Let's stop pretending to care about the debt.

Just keep overspending by trillions and STFU.

----------

Why would I blame Trump for any deficit spending? This country clearly doesn't care. Would I like to see less spending - of course. But only about 30% of us actually care about it.

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (sX1BW)

233 AOC will remain the face of the Squad.
..

Probably true but Omar has dominated this week.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (MAstk)

234 also, "reported" disaster events would increase as communications allowed for easy reporting. fewer deaths say something else.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (Cus5s)

235 Insomniac - I get it.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (lwiT4)

236 We put a man on the Moon, but it is impossible to send crappy sub-humans back to where they came from. Can't be done. Don't even think about it.
Get your nose back on that there grindstone and earn some taxable income.

Posted by: klaftern at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (RuIsu)

237 My kids, millenials, are nevertheless aficionados of punk and new wave. One of them said something really disparaging about Margaret Thatcher.

I asked why and said did you know this this and this, and he said all I know about her is from British music.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:29 AM (fuK7c)

I used to read music magazines from the UK--they are way better than anything here---but the hatred for Maggie is out of proportion to reality. I mean, she was elected THREE times.
Again, I could never figure it out.
What did she do that was so "bad?"

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (NFEMn)

238 They wanted to be The Posse but Mario Van Peebles was having none of it. As for the Squad, AOC is Pete and Rashida is Linc, but I can't stretch anyone into the delish Julie from that group.

Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (PQRcz)

239 146 "One remembers that which one should forget and forgets that which one should remember."

I know exactly what you're talking about.
Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (kquUW)

Good quote. Where's that from?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (NWiLs)

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

Pastor Mike Ostheimer of Calvary Chapel last Sunday.

He was quoting someone else, but, I don't remember who he attributed the quote to.

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (kquUW)

240 used to be this Eurotwat on the rec.games.chess newsgroup who had a bug up his ass about us calling ourselves "Americans" and he would regularly post a canned lecture about how Canadians and Mexicans and Brazilians are also Americans

South Americans are the most anal about this.

later I learnt that the name "America" was first applied to that continent; this one was being called "Parias".

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (lQHj1)

241 it's also a pet peeve in my anemia group about how many women get prescribed antidepressants when they are actually low in iron, B12, or have thyroid issues

would not be surprised if there's something like that in male patients too

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (dm05u)

242 No matter how crappy your decisions have been up to this point, remember that you're not $500,000 in debt with a Doctor of Acupuncturistology degree from a diploma mill that also specializes in herbal remedies and midwifeology.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (mJzdQ)

243 Remember the last time y'all passed a budget back in the 1990s?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (mJzdQ)


Has it really been that long? Didn't Bush pass budgets in the 00s?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (wo+B3)

244 >>She's the mouth. Omar's the driver.

Saikat's the driver, AOC is the star, but Omar is CAIR's Congressman, and she is busy pushing their agenda, such as the BDS legislation.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (bDqIh)

245 Slam it in a door and see if it gets bigger.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (bcbK8


Or, apparently, have a yellow jacket sting it.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (Zz0t1)

246 I have always maintained that once you have paid the bill and walked out the front door of the restaurant that you have passed the tipping point.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (mvenn)

247 But it's yet another little insight into how the people on the coasts view the people in the middle. Poor, uneducated rubes who don't have indoor plumbing or A/C.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:30 AM (nPOfc)

What's worse is that the WC is broadcast out of Atlanta I believe. My guess is Jen Carfagno, the blond on from 5am to 9 am, never steps foot outside of downtown Atlanta.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (wYoCt)

248 Omar was a man who thought she was a woman but she was another man.

Get back.

Posted by: Person at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (m6qV1)

249 Slam it in a door and see if it gets bigger.

Wave it at a yellow Jacket

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (arJlL)

250 240 used to be this Eurotwat on the rec.games.chess newsgroup who had a bug up his ass about us calling ourselves "Americans" and he would regularly post a canned lecture about how Canadians and Mexicans and Brazilians are also Americans

South Americans are the most anal about this.

later I learnt that the name "America" was first applied to that continent; this one was being called "Parias".
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (lQHj1)

Remind me, which countries have the name 'America' in it?

Just us?

That's right, fuck off wankers.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (bcbK8)

251 AOC will remain the face of the Squad.
..

Probably true but Omar has dominated this week.
Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (MAstk)


Nobody remembers the other Spice Girls.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (KUaJL)

252 I'm right.
Fight me!

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (88+cf)

253 Omar is a Walrus?


"The Walrus was Paul" was a joke in Looking Through a Glass Onion about Beatlemania. John was the walrus.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (fuK7c)

254 223 If my life right now is somebody's dream, that person has boring fucking dreams. My dreams are usually pretty awesome. Sometimes they ever have robots.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 18, 2019 11:32 AM (oZ6kz)

Sweet! Do the robots have big boobs?

In my good dreams I'm socially skilled, loved by all and competent in all situations. In my bad dreams, well, I'm usually either repeating parts of life that sucked, or trying really hard to finish something so I can move on or get somewhere that's promising, and failing miserably.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

255 What did she do that was so "bad?"

She won.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (6qErC)

256 So even the Prince of Wales gets the treatment? That's odd.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (NFEMn)

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If you believe the series, he got it even worse because he was a prince. And Charles was a dork too.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (nPOfc)

257
So even the Prince of Wales gets the treatment? That's odd.
Posted by: JoeF.

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He notoriously denounced that part of his upbringing, and made public his letters to his parents begging for release from Eton or Harrow or wherever he went. I don't know if he got bullied, but he seems to have hated the whole boarding school thang -- separation from home, regimentation, things that just maybe aren't all that. I wouldn't send a school-aged boy out of the home for sure.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (M9ntN)

258 >>I asked why and said did you know this this and this, and he said all I know about her is from British music.



Heh. Has he looked up what Johnny Rotten is saying today?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (bDqIh)

259 Good.. no GREAT news of the day.
FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY
https://tinyurl.com/y6hrfjcp

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (pw+jk)

260 At one-third of 1% CO2 is doing absolutely nothing climate wise.

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The TOTAL amount of CO2 is .035 % Three and half onehundredth of 1 per cent.

Mans contribution is about 4% of THAT.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (8XRCm)

261 I find it ironic that the "Squad" has appropriated a military term.

IIRC, soldiers in the British Army are still called Squaddies.

OTOH, I also associate "squad" with Spring Training, when a lot of baseball teams play split-squad games.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (pPNCa)

262 Why would I blame Trump for any deficit spending? This country clearly doesn't care. Would I like to see less spending - of course. But only about 30% of us actually care about it.
..

People care about the debt but don't have the balls to address it.

We should NOT be running a trillion dollar deficit with over 3% growth.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (MAstk)

263 Posted by: jewells45 at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (kG5hP)

JEWELLS!! I quit smoking on Tuesday. Tried to use Carr's method of no NRT and no gum, mints, etc. That didn't work. So now I've got my Nicoderm patch on and a pack of Trident spearmint gum in my desk drawer.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (Ez6QX)

264 used to be this Eurotwat on the rec.games.chess newsgroup who had a bug up his ass about us calling ourselves "Americans" and he would regularly post a canned lecture about how Canadians and Mexicans and Brazilians are also Americans

South Americans are the most anal about this.

later I learnt that the name "America" was first applied to that continent; this one was being called "Parias".
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (lQHj1)

...

It's always entertaining to ask them what *they* call us.

They all call us Americans.

Nobody says "United States of America-ans".

Posted by: TexasDan at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (yL25O)

265 Bill Whittle - What We Saw Part 1: We Choose To Go To The Moon

https://youtu.be/1L_11fggn0Q

Its four parts, four hours long and it's Bill fucking Whittle.

Can one of you trusted Morons with a direct line get this to Ace or one of the Cobs? Cause this shit is gooooooood and needs to be a post on the front page or on the ONT or something.

Posted by: Robert and yes I'm going to keep posting this at every opportunity at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (1Yy3c)

266 237
I used to read music magazines from the UK--they are way better than anything here---but the hatred for Maggie is out of proportion to reality. I mean, she was elected THREE times.
Again, I could never figure it out.
What did she do that was so "bad?"
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (NFEMn)

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Remember when she died? The dancing in the streets?

The British Left is kind of awful.

Side note: The British show Coupling had a really funny exchange about Maggie in its second episode.

Howard - Gay guy (guest star)
Patrick - Tory with large member
Sally - Labour who really wants to sleep with Patrick but hates his politics

Howard: Maggie Thatcher, in my opinion-
Sally: Now listen to this, Patrick. This is the voice of an oppressed minority.
Howard: ...Maggie Thatcher is the best Prime Minister *Patrick starts pumping his fist in the air* this country has ever had!
Sally: How dare you say that! You're gay! You're on our side!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (VyAV0)

267 9 Everything is racism...

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at July 18, 2019 11:03 AM (ElGKe)


The Progs are amping-up the racism BS to both unify all the "people of color" to support them and shame some Caucasians into voting for them in 2020.

Trump hits back with a message the Progs have never before had to deal with from a widely popular leader: Don't be ashamed of being proud of America and proud of who you are!

I believe Trump's message will win.


Posted by: Gref at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (AMIL/)

268 used to be this Eurotwat on the rec.games.chess newsgroup who had a bug up his ass about us calling ourselves "Americans" and he would regularly post a canned lecture about how Canadians and Mexicans and Brazilians are also Americans

South Americans are the most anal about this.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo


Win two world wars Paraguay and get back to me.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:37 AM (Pr4ah)

269
providing clean drinking water to those places that lack it."

Yeah, cause the earth's running out of water...

*sigh*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:33 AM (6qErC)







There's no lack of water. It's a matter of having potable water in sufficient volume in the same places where people live.

In fact, filthy water kills more people every year through cholera, dysentery and similar diseases than virtually any other cause. Which is why the warm-mongers wouldn't lift a finger to provide clean water anywhere. They WANT people to die by the millions.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (veoSD)

270 199 every Brit musician hated Thatcher--from Johnny Rotten to Morrissey to Elvis Costello to you name it.

My kids, millenials, are nevertheless aficionados of punk and new wave. One of them said something really disparaging about Margaret Thatcher.

I asked why and said did you know this this and this, and he said all I know about her is from British music.


Oh yeah, the Thatcher hate over there was even bigger than the Reagan hate over here.

I went to all the shows, then I went home and voted for Ronaldus Magnus twice.

Jess Unruh (look him up) once said that if you can't take their money, drink their booze, screw their women, then vote against them you have no business in politics. I heartily second that remark.

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (8erNz)

271 Basically, this graph is telling me I should be fighting volcanoes, not the climate.

Mother Nature will never expect that!

Posted by: t-bird at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (Y9zp1)

272 133
OT, the Weather Channel this am, the blond ditz with Cantore was drawing
circles around the high temp forecast numbers for places like Chicago,
Detroit, Kansas City, Des Moines, etc.


Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".


Of course Flyover country, doesn't believe in global warming, Jesus
people, barely have running water, air conditioning hasn't caught up
yet.


Mr. Jen and I like to run the WC by in the morning to see what
stupid stuff she says, Even Cantore corrected her the other day, and
received dagger eyes for his trouble.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 18, 2019

*
*
. . .
Which blonde ditz, Jen Carfagno or Stephanie Abrams?

I do bring up, however, that when I lived in Denver 1997-2001, a lot of people subscribed to the crazy notion that "You don't need air in Colorado," and didn't have it in their homes. And a sizeable number of businesses like coffee shops and restaurants made do with fans. (I patronized places that had modern things like air, but I ran across plenty of the "don't need it" establishments.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (ClOmq)

273 210
The Netflix series The Crown (which is very good) delves into this as well. Prince Charles's experience at boarding school is shown and it is not pretty. But it's the stiff upper lip thing, so you have to put up with it. Kinda like a 12 year hazing ritual.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (nPOfc)

So even the Prince of Wales gets the treatment? That's odd.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (NFEMn)

The British upper classes have pretty much always treated their children like shit, it's weird. It's counter to popular perception, but traditional German/Central European culture was always for more warm and nurturing to children than British culture ever was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (Kpl3J)

274 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY
https://tinyurl.com/y6hrfjcp

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Good.

We dont East Coast snotties here sucking up our BBQ and housing.

STAY in Georgetown.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (8XRCm)

275 So even the Prince of Wales gets the treatment? That's odd.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (NFEMn)

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If you believe the series, he got it even worse because he was a prince. And Charles was a dork too.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (nPOfc)

Fine, but wouldn't they worry what would happen to them if Charles became King?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (NFEMn)

276 It says it's averaged over decades, so 2004's tsunami toll of 227k would be averaged down to 22.7k per year, plus whatever else happened in 2000-2009 among earthquakes/tsunamis/volcanos.
Posted by: Dan K. at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (BmtOt)

You are correct, it does say that. I need to clean the dust off this screen to capture grey halftone print someday.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (FTlwv)

277 and a pack of Trident spearmint gum in my desk drawer."

They're hard to keep lit...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (6qErC)

278 I find it ironic that the "Squad" has appropriated a military term.

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As mentioned above, Taylor Swift did that - years ago. These stupid bimbos just pinched it from her, trying to underline that they're the "youthful" and "with it" and "fun" doctrinaire authoritarian commies on the block.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (AzW6q)

279 Trump Approval

Reuters:
7/15 to 7/16: 44%
7/7 to 7/9 43%

Economist
7/14 to 7/16: 46%
7/7 to 7/9: 43%

Looks like TweetGate is a big fail for the MSM

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (nPOfc)

280 Congrts Jordan !

Hang tough !

I'm rootin' for ya !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (arJlL)

281 I find it ironic that the "Squad" has appropriated a military term.

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The Jihad Squad

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (8XRCm)

282 235 Insomniac - I get it.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (lwiT4)

I know. And it's an unfortunate thing (for you) that you do.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (NWiLs)

283 Pastor Mike Ostheimer of Calvary Chapel last Sunday.

He was quoting someone else, but, I don't remember who he attributed the quote to.

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (kquUW)


I googled it, didn't find any leads on it.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (wo+B3)

284 Venus needs A/C is what it is.

Posted by: eleven at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (tH5fk)

285 I haven't been in school for 6 1/2 years but my most frequent bad dream is still some variation of "I'm a few credits away from graduating, but if I get any more F's or D's my GPA will drop too low, and I suddenly remember there's a class I've only attended once all semester"

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (oZ6kz)

286
Hmmmm.

If I was living My Dream,

I'd be able to fly.


Cuz a lot of that happens in my dreams.


I call BS on this whole discussion!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (2EMYr)

287 "I have an obsessive mind that loves to dredge up both the presence and absence of certain things in my "life" and beat my heart and soul bloody with them."

We need to make t-shirts.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (TQO5Q)

288
Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".

And cows still wander down Main Street. *rolls eyes*


We hardly have hotscakes in Hootersville.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (aKsyK)

289 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY

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I would have relocated the USDA to Haiti.

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (sX1BW)

290 279 Trump Approval

Reuters:
7/15 to 7/16: 44%
7/7 to 7/9 43%

Economist
7/14 to 7/16: 46%
7/7 to 7/9: 43%

Looks like TweetGate is a big fail for the MSM
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (nPOfc)

=========

Trump gave them the narrative that he's racist (sort of, not really, but still).

The MSM went fucking ballistic.

And the people don't seem to actually care.

The actual election is going to be fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (VyAV0)

291 Fine, but wouldn't they worry what would happen to them if Charles became King?
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (NFEMn)

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I don't think 12 year old boys think that far off into the future. Besides what could Charles to do them? It's the 20th century not 1535, right?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (nPOfc)

292 Every unnecessary expenditure will be cut out of budget, root and branch.

Root and branch, baby!

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick in His Mouth at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (hjaPQ)

293 If Trump was Bush and just took these body shots his approval would be 25%.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (MAstk)

294 learned a new leftist acronym because of the Ravelry thang -

BIPOC

they are telling people to only buy from BIPOC sellers:
Black Indigenous People Of Color

basically no whites, Asians, or Caucasian Hispanucs I think

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (dm05u)

295 It's a matter of having potable water in sufficient volume in the same places where people live. "

Huh. If only there were ways to sort that out...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (6qErC)

296 146
"One remembers that which one should forget and forgets that which one should remember."



I know exactly what you're talking about.

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 11:19 AM (kquUW)



Good quote. Where's that from?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:23 AM (NWiLs)


=======


Another one similar to that that I learned studying Zen -- and that did help me in particular, having the same issue as you -- was: "You possess that which you can let go of and are possessed by that which you cannot."


Easier said than done, and meditation practice did help me -- back when I really was 29.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (WqPYg)

297 Has it really been that long? Didn't Bush pass budgets in the 00s?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:35 AM (wo+B3)

--

"The last time that we had a full-on, real-life federal budget that was signed into law, it was 1997."

https://tinyurl.com/y3aavk4b

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (mJzdQ)

298 289 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY

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I would have relocated the USDA to Haiti.
Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (sX1BW)

=========

"We took care of it."
-The Clinton Foundation

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (VyAV0)

299 dude , Paraguay came close to conquering the whole of South America south of the Amazon.

unfortunately, being idiots, they took they all on at the same time.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (lQHj1)

300 My dreams are usually pretty awesome.


You're lucky. My dreams prove that my brain hates me.

They'll start out good, I'll have my hand down a girl's pants, but then for some reason I leave the room and can't find my way back and then it's a whole different scene and wait we were about to. When I can't find my car I know it's time to wake up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (fuK7c)

301 285 I haven't been in school for 6 1/2 years but my most frequent bad dream is still some variation of "I'm a few credits away from graduating, but if I get any more F's or D's my GPA will drop too low, and I suddenly remember there's a class I've only attended once all semester"
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (oZ6kz)

I think everyone has that dream or some variant thereof. I have one in which I missed some required class in high school, so my high school diploma, college degree and law degree all get invalidated until I go make up that class.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

302 235 Insomniac - I get it.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2019 11:34 AM (lwiT4)



I know. And it's an unfortunate thing (for you) that you do.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (NWiLs)



On a brighter note, I go see the Doctor this afternoon to get refills on all my happy pills. So there's that.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (lwiT4)

303 The Jihad Squad

Two white, two brown - ALL Dumb !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (arJlL)

304 It's a matter of having potable water in sufficient volume in the same places where people live. "

Huh. If only there were ways to sort that out...

Posted by: Anon a mouse


Sam Kinison:

We have deserts in America. WE DON'T LIVE IN THEM. AGGGGGHHHHH AAAGGGGGHHHH!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (Pr4ah)

305 293 If Trump was Bush and just took these body shots his approval would be 25%.
Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (MAstk)

==========

This is exactly right.

Please, Republicans, learn this lesson and learn it well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (VyAV0)

306 JEWELLS!! I quit smoking on Tuesday. Tried to use Carr's method of no NRT and no gum, mints, etc. That didn't work. So now I've got my Nicoderm patch on and a pack of Trident spearmint gum in my desk drawer.

Wow, the book didn't work? Congrats none the less! I used the patch the last time I quit (many years ago) and it worked, so I sure hope it works for you. I need to start that book. Maybe it will work for me.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (kG5hP)

307 I do bring up, however, that when I lived in Denver 1997-2001, a lot of people subscribed to the crazy notion that "You don't need air in Colorado," and didn't have it in their homes.

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Wut? No, you don't need it above about 7,000 ft., where the weather is perfect nine months of the year, and then a bit too cold for three.

But living in Denver without air conditioning would be Hell. For instance, it's going to be triple digits here today, and likely for most of the week. That's typical for June, July and August. We actually got lucky and had a mild June, but I still needed A/C.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (AzW6q)

308 AOC came in through the bathroom window illegally and drank from the toilet.

Posted by: Person at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (m6qV1)

309

Looks like TweetGate is a big fail for the MSM



Trump is the Strong Horse.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (oVJmc)

310 Wolfus, Jen Carfagno. All one has to do is tune in the WC in the am for around ten minutes, and you'll be subjected to her lecturing or statement of facts that are only found in her mind.

Go up north in Michigan, into the top of the mitten, and many of the little tourist shops don't have air. Which is fine until the 95 degree days hit, which they do every summer. Almost all the food shops have installed air, as have the B &B's , etc. It's rare to find a shop there today in the shoreline tourists locales, that doesn't have air for when they need it.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (wYoCt)

311 Trump Approval

Reuters:
7/15 to 7/16: 44%
7/7 to 7/9 43%

Economist
7/14 to 7/16: 46%
7/7 to 7/9: 43%

Looks like TweetGate is a big fail for the MSM
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (nPOfc)


Add Rasmussen was 46 on Monday and 49 today.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (MAstk)

312 Black Indigenous People Of Color


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Wait wut?

There are no Black Indigenous People of Color in the Americas.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (8XRCm)

313 I do bring up, however, that when I lived in Denver 1997-2001, a lot of people subscribed to the crazy notion that "You don't need air in Colorado," and didn't have it in their homes. And a sizeable number of businesses like coffee shops and restaurants made do with fans. (I patronized places that had modern things like air, but I ran across plenty of the "don't need it" establishments.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (ClOmq)

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But it's a dry heat!!!!!ty

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (nPOfc)

314 Black Indigenous People Of Color

--

I'd give $5 to see a black indigenous person of color.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (mJzdQ)

315 Maggie Thatcher broke the coal miners union in the North.

Posted by: annem at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (Fm81C)

316 314 Black Indigenous People Of Color

--

I'd give $5 to see a black indigenous person of color.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (mJzdQ)

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Go to Africa?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (VyAV0)

317 Today, many people have been unhinged by Trump. But back in the day, Roger Waters was unhinged by Margaret Thatcher.

If I had his money, I wouldn't care about much of anything avec politics.

Oh, the fux I wouldn't give...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


Shibumi is reading Pete Townsend's autobiography "Who I Am", and Pete has been pretty weird.

Having said that, Pete thought that Roger Waters was really weird, and really did not like him very much.

Which speaks volumes.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (vcOmj)

318 I haven't been in school for 6 1/2 years but my most frequent bad dream is still some variation of "I'm a few credits away from graduating, but if I get any more F's or D's my GPA will drop too low, and I suddenly remember there's a class I've only attended once all semester"
Posted by: Broseidon



I've has those. Even had a Billy Madison type dream once.

Posted by: eleven at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (tH5fk)

319 Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".

And cows still wander down Main Street. *rolls eyes*

We hardly have hotscakes in Hootersville.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (aKsyK)

...

we were told endlessly that we didn't need air conditioning in MN. By my relatives who all have it now.

I found an article one time that recorded all the old timers talking about what they would do when it was too hot to sleep in the summer--people out on rooftoops, half the town down by the lake trying to find a cool place to sleep.

You may not need AC as much, but when you really, really need it there's no substitute.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (yL25O)

320 They'll start out good, I'll have my hand down a girl's pants, but then for some reason I leave the room and can't find my way back and then it's a whole different scene and wait we were about to. When I can't find my car I know it's time to wake up.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:41 AM (fuK7c)

So, you have zis dream on a recurring basis? Tell me about your mutha.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (m79Dg)

321 I think everyone has that dream or some variant thereof. I have one in which I missed some required class in high school, so my high school diploma, college degree and law degree all get invalidated until I go make up that class.
Posted by: Insomniac

Yeah, but ya don't hafta blow a goat or anything, right ?

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (arJlL)

322 Oh yeah, the Thatcher hate over there was even bigger than the Reagan hate over here. "

Thatcher was arguably more like Trump than she was like Reagan. The leaders of her own Conservative Party, all from the upper classes, absolutely loathed her because she Wasn't One of Them. They worked to betray her at every step. They hated her for forcing the Falklands War, they wanted her to lose so she would be discredited, they hated her even more when it turned out her Judgment was Right, and there's was wrong.

So, it was much like the Dems and the Never-Trumpers here, everyone hated Thatcher - except for a majority of the voters.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (Kpl3J)

323 I know. And it's an unfortunate thing (for you) that you do.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (NWiLs)


I would hazard a guess that most here have been there at one point or another.

*queues up James Taylor, John Kerry style

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (Zz0t1)

324 Another one similar to that that I learned studying Zen -- and that did help me in particular, having the same issue as you -- was: "You possess that which you can let go of and are possessed by that which you cannot."


Easier said than done, and meditation practice did help me -- back when I really was 29.
Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (WqPYg)

Do you have any meditation recommendations? I've tried a couple of YouTube thingies on it. They help briefly, but only briefly.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (NWiLs)

325
But people take it seriously. Oy vey.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2019 11:31 AM (AzW6q)

+++Irritates me too. Gives them substance - an entity to be reckoned with.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (9+jnX)

326 Bander, that usually happens to me too, but I enjoy all the non-linear storytelling and it feels like a Bunuel movie or something. I like how your mind tries to tell you it's perfectly normal that you were just in a floating city and now you're in Feudal Japan and that totally makes sense because this is really happening.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (oZ6kz)

327
I'd give $5 to see a black indigenous person of color.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess a

So would I!

Posted by: Ward Churchill at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (FTlwv)

328 Wow, the book didn't work? Congrats none the less! I used the patch the last time I quit (many years ago) and it worked, so I sure hope it works for you. I need to start that book. Maybe it will work for me.
Posted by: jewells45 at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (kG5hP)

I am using the positive reinforcement techniques he talks about when I get cravings, like "isn't it great I don't have to smoke anymore" kind of thing, and that does seem to be helping.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 18, 2019 11:44 AM (Ez6QX)

329
It says it's averaged over decades, so 2004's tsunami toll of 227k would be averaged down to 22.7k per year, plus whatever else happened in 2000-2009 among earthquakes/tsunamis/volcanos.
Posted by: Dan K. at July 18, 2019 11:26 AM (BmtOt)


ONCE AGAIN! TSUNAMIS AND EARTHQUAKES ARE NOT CAUSED BY CLIMATE.

They are part of the movement of earth's tectonic plates. Tectonic plates don't give a shit about how cold or hot the atmosphere is.

Posted by: Sooner at July 18, 2019 11:44 AM (Fs5vw)

330 We have deserts in America. WE DON'T LIVE IN THEM. AGGGGGHHHHH AAAGGGGGHHHH!
..


But even when we do...

Posted by: Las Vegas at July 18, 2019 11:44 AM (MAstk)

331 Watts up with That .. iirc, has an article on the Venus thing. it is not and was not any greenhouse effect ... because the sun doesn't hit the surface. Of course "greenhouse effect" is a misnomer for earth as well ... but a little closer I guess.


CO2 is wonderful and essential ... let's double it, lest we die.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 18, 2019 11:44 AM (Cus5s)

332 Go to Africa?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (VyAV0)

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Those are African Americans, h8r.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (mJzdQ)

333 29 I may in fact be alone, but I seriously want to send Omar back to Somalia. I hate her stupid head gear, I hate her accent and I hate that she hates America. She'd be a water carrier if she was back in her own country. Good riddance.
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And she'd be carrying polluted water.

Posted by: Cosda at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (AF1kj)

334 >>FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY


Draining the swamp!

Are we allowed to tell those departing USDA workers that they should learn to code?

I imagine a higher percentage will leave BLM rather than relocate to Grand Junction.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (bDqIh)

335 Tectonic plates don't give a shit about how cold or hot the atmosphere is.

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You sound like a science denier.

- Millenial socialist major

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (sX1BW)

336 Sam Kinison: "

Still the finest rant: "move to where the food is"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (6qErC)

337 310 ugh, don't have air turned on.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (wYoCt)

338 I haven't been in school for 6 1/2 years but my most frequent bad dream is still some variation of "I'm a few credits away from graduating, but if I get any more F's or D's my GPA will drop too low, and I suddenly remember there's a class I've only attended once all semester"
Posted by: Broseidon

The variant that I get more frequently is the one where I'm on my way to class, but I realize I forgot something back at my dorm or locker or whatever, and I have to go back, but then when I'm halfway there again, I realize I forgot something else, so I have to go back again, and it just repeats and I'm getting later and later.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (KUaJL)

339 >>I don't know if he got bullied, but he seems to have hated the whole boarding school thang -- separation from home, regimentation, things that just maybe aren't all that. I wouldn't send a school-aged boy out of the home for sure.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2019 11:36 AM (M9ntN)

This makes me like him. I still get a sick feeling in my stomach when I drive by a prep school--any prep school, not just my own.

Posted by: Caliban at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (qEujL)

340 280 Congrts Jordan !

Hang tough !

I'm rootin' for ya !
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (arJlL)

Thanks JT! It hasn't really been too bad so far.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (Ez6QX)

341 Maggie Thatcher broke the coal miners union in the North.
Posted by: annem at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (Fm81C)

Confederate luvin' bitch!--The North.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (m79Dg)

342 Maggie Thatcher broke the coal miners union in the North.
Posted by: annem at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (Fm81C)

This is the union that was always on strike?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (NFEMn)

343 321 I think everyone has that dream or some variant thereof. I have one in which I missed some required class in high school, so my high school diploma, college degree and law degree all get invalidated until I go make up that class.
Posted by: Insomniac

Yeah, but ya don't hafta blow a goat or anything, right ?
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (arJlL)

*shifty eyes*
Of course not!
*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:46 AM (NWiLs)

344 Trump really needs to hold a rally in MN while the iron is hot.

Go there and fucking own Omar.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:46 AM (MAstk)

345 "I used to read music magazines from the UK--they are way better than anything here---but the hatred for Maggie is out of proportion to reality. I mean, she was elected THREE times.
Again, I could never figure it out.
What did she do that was so "bad?""

She was Trump without the real estate fortune. She was born middle class, so didn't deserve high rank in politics.

She was an economic conservative, and privatized some of the industries that had been nationalized for the war -- WWI.

She was a believer in Britain as a sovereign nation, and defended even the Falklands.

She was opposed to Communism and worked with Reagan to fight it.

The average Brit didn't hate her -- the lefties in the arts and politics did. Those, sadly, make the most noise.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at July 18, 2019 11:46 AM (TQO5Q)

346 Sam Kinison: "

Still the finest rant: "move to where the food is"

Posted by: Anon a mouse

He was a very funny man !

LOL !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:46 AM (arJlL)

347 The Netflix series The Crown (which is very good)
delves into this as well. Prince Charles's experience at boarding school
is shown and it is not pretty. But it's the stiff upper lip thing, so
you have to put up with it. Kinda like a 12 year hazing ritual.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:27 AM (nPOfc)


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That is a good series.


I read a biography of Queen Elizabeth II, and there were similar descriptions of the miseries suffered by her son, her husband, and her father.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 18, 2019 11:46 AM (WqPYg)

348 Sooner, that's the point of the graph. Tectonic events are labeled as non-climate.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (FTlwv)

349 >>FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY


Draining the swamp!

----------

Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (sX1BW)

350 Brad Pitt in a new space movie called Ad Astra:

https://tinyurl.com/Brad-Pitt-Spaceman-Spiff


Posted by: Sharkman at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (NoKAc)

351 You may not need AC as much, but when you really, really need it there's no substitute.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 18, 2019 11:43 AM (yL25O)

___

Where I live it gets pretty got during the day but it also coold down at night. So leaving the windows open at night cools down the house down to about 60 degrees. Then close the windows in the morning and the house doesn't warm up until late in the day. So some people do without A/C since that method does work.

However, every now and then we'll get a week or two of humid air. And as cliche as it is, it's not the heat but the humidity that gets you. And that's when I just turn the A/C on. Or on the occasional 95+ day when humid or no humid it's hot and uncomfortable.

But there's some type of badge of honor for some people to not have A/C, to prove how tough they are or some shit. It's like riding their bikes to work in winter. Whatever dude, have at it. I like being comfortable in my life.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (nPOfc)

352 The Iron Lady was a really bad movie about Thatcher.

It took a moderate stance on her, so it was no attack. However, it jumped back and forth in time while only hitting the highlights of her life without settling the audience into any of them. It was a highlight reel staring Meryl Streep for her thousandth Oscar nomination.

I much prefer the Lincoln approach. Take one specific and important event in the historical figure's life, and paint that fully.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (VyAV0)

353 305 293 If Trump was Bush and just took these body shots his approval would be 25%.
Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (MAstk)
==========

This is exactly right.

Please, Republicans, learn this lesson and learn it well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (VyAV0)


According to what I'm seeing on Twitter, they're not. Many of them, anyway.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (wo+B3)

354 Yesterday Rich Zeoli was talking about a heat wave in 1901. He said there were 10,000 deaths. I didn't hear the whole thing, so I don't know if that's nationwide or in one area. I did hear that in New York City, 250 horses collapsed and died in the street.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (xjiRE)

355 have a final exam
don't know where the classroom is
realize I've never been to a single class

I think I finally stopped having those dreams around 10 years ago LOL

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (dm05u)

356 The Jihad Squad

Two white, two brown - ALL Dumb !


I like another poster's term, most likely a derivative of "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" - "The Four Night Mares of the Apocalypse".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (lD3vL)

357 I think everyone has that dream or some variant thereof. I have one in which I missed some required class in high school, so my high school diploma, college degree and law degree all get invalidated until I go make up that class.

Neo had a post on that type of school-related anxiety dream yesterday. My version of it is having to redo my doctoral dissertation because of one typo in a Greek verb.

Neo graduated from law school, too, so you might find her a kindred spirit: her post is at https://tinyurl.com/yxzajlg5

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (pPNCa)

358 OT, the Weather Channel this am, the blond ditz with Cantore was drawing circles around the high temp forecast numbers for places like Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Des Moines, etc.

Then she said, " and remember , a lot of the Midwest doesn't have air conditioning".



It's in the 70s and pouring in the Chicago area. The rain is filling up the cement pond and after a dip in that I'm going to have some of Granny's vittles. I can't plum figure out how to condition air.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (kw5n8)

359 We turn the AC on here when we can't close doors or drawers any more..

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (FTlwv)

360 The rumors of my climate-related death have been greatly exaggerated.

Posted by: Almost-Zombie RBG at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (vtcmf)

361
BUT, it did give upper class British boys some early leadership experience. Which did lead to some good things for England.
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"The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton" - Wellington

I'm prepared to echo that sentiment, and discount the observation of some others, who are commenting from a void of personal experience.

The fact that sundry more-or-less prominent people have been homosexuals is more a case of the exception seeming to prove the rule than anything else. Example: Alan Turing.

My experience, and those shared with other boys (now men) who attended sundry military schools has been quite the opposite. In point of fact, across hundreds of acquaintances, I've never encountered a single instance of homosexual activity or interest.

Generally, peers are demanding task-masters within meritocracies. where discipline and conformity are concerned. It is most often an atmosphere where boys lacking personal responsibility become men acutely aware of that they will be judged by their behavior and bearing.

'Boys in charge of boys' is a throwaway observation that fails to recognize that the 'boys in charge' have proven that they have, by experience and maturation demonstrated responsible behavior and judgement.

I'll add, as a side note, this photo:

http://tinyurl.com/y5nna42m

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:49 AM (CDGwz)

362 353 If Trump was Bush and just took these body shots his approval would be 25%.
Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:40 AM (MAstk)
==========

This is exactly right.

Please, Republicans, learn this lesson and learn it well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (VyAV0)

According to what I'm seeing on Twitter, they're not. Many of them, anyway.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:48 AM (wo+B3)

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I'm gonna go out there and say that a non-fighter will not be able to win the Republican nomination in 2024.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:49 AM (VyAV0)

363 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY


Draining the swamp!

----------

Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.
Posted by: SH



Move all the agencies to the Aleutian Islands and teleconference.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 18, 2019 11:49 AM (Pr4ah)

364 This is the union that was always on strike?
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (NFEMn)

___

Yeah and?
- French Unions

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:49 AM (nPOfc)

365 331 Watts up with That .. iirc, has an article on the Venus thing. it is not and was not any greenhouse effect ... because the sun doesn't hit the surface. Of course "greenhouse effect" is a misnomer for earth as well ... but a little closer I guess.


Speaking of Venus.

When you get someone who is all sciency about Venus and how the Earth is headed just like it - LIKE FRICKING STEPHEN HAWKING - ask what percentage of Venus' atmosphere is CO2.

And then ask what percentage of Earth's.

#1 - they will not know either

#2 - when you tell them (97% and .04% respectively) they will say that YOU don't know that and prove it

#3 - when you show them they will say it doesn't matter

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (9VeU0)

366 Sam Kinison: "

Still the finest rant: "move to where the food is"

Posted by: Anon a mouse

He was a very funny man !

LOL !
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:46 AM (arJlL)




So, Sam Fucking Kinison is the reason we have the Border Crisis.


Thanks a lot, asshole. They're taking your advice.


Burn is hell!!! AAAAAGH!!!!! AUUUGGGGHH!!!!!!!!*









*Not a Sam Kinison rant, but an incredible simulation of one

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (2EMYr)

367 The variant that I get more frequently is the one where I'm on my way to class, but I realize I forgot something back at my dorm or locker or whatever, and I have to go back, but then when I'm halfway there again, I realize I forgot something else, so I have to go back again, and it just repeats and I'm getting later and later.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (KUaJL)

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Stress dreams. I have those all the time. When I was younger, those revolved around being late/absent for class or athletics and not having my pads or wrestling gear for a game or meet.

Now that Im older, Im late to jobsites and I dont have my tools, or I cant find my keys or jobsite paperwork.

The worst ones are when Im running around late in my skivvies.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (8XRCm)

368 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY


Draining the swamp!

Are we allowed to tell those departing USDA workers that they should learn to code?

I imagine a higher percentage will leave BLM rather than relocate to Grand Junction.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (bDqIh)

Half are going? Oh, well. There goes Kansas City.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (m79Dg)

369 Move all the agencies to the Aleutian Islands and teleconference.


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Sounds too nice.

I still like Haiti. Though, I'd be open to Venezuela - great healthcare.

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (sX1BW)

370 I'm gonna go out there and say that a non-fighter will not be able to win the Republican nomination in 2024.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:49 AM (VyAV0)


Ron DeSantis

You heard it here first.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (9VeU0)

371 Watts up with That .. iirc, has an article on the Venus thing. it is not and was not any greenhouse effect ... because the sun doesn't hit the surface. Of course "greenhouse effect" is a misnomer for earth as well ... but a little closer I guess.


I was going to say how I don't believe the "greenhouse effect" is a thing, but hey....I'm no scientist.

Posted by: Sponge at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (Zz0t1)

372 365 Speaking of Venus.

When you get someone who is all sciency about Venus and how the Earth is headed just like it - LIKE FRICKING STEPHEN HAWKING - ask what percentage of Venus' atmosphere is CO2.

And then ask what percentage of Earth's.

#1 - they will not know either

#2 - when you tell them (97% and .04% respectively) they will say that YOU don't know that and prove it

#3 - when you show them they will say it doesn't matter
Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (9VeU0)

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Because #Science doesn't require data or provable hypotheses, but only belief.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (VyAV0)

373 I wonder why that dream is so prevalent. It's not like something primal that has been beaten into our evolutionary memory like fear of death or falling or wild animals or fire. I guess because so much of our early life is schooling now.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (oZ6kz)

374 313
I do bring up, however, that when I lived in Denver 1997-2001, a lot of
people subscribed to the crazy notion that "You don't need air in
Colorado," and didn't have it in their homes. And a sizeable number of
businesses like coffee shops and restaurants made do with fans. (I
patronized places that had modern things like air, but I ran across
plenty of the "don't need it" establishments.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2019 11:38 AM (ClOmq)


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But it's a dry heat!!!!!ty

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019

*
*
. . .
It was. But as I pointed out to them, "When the temp hits 95-100, I don't care how dry it is, that's time for the Sears Coldspot."

Some houses had swamp coolers, which probably worked fine 50 years ago. But Denver even in 2000 was too crowded and there were too many pools and lawn sprinklers for that (which depend on the air being dry) to work well. I always felt damp and sticky in someone's house with a swamp cooler.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (ClOmq)

375 The drop in climate related deaths also correlates to USA rise in world domination. More USA power = fewer climate related deaths.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (9X60i)

376
Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.
Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (sX1BW)

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My gut feeling says you're right about that.

I like that it's causing massive attrition, and I hope that Mulvaney makes sure they can't transfer to other parts of the government, and that they have to take all the skills and experience they've accrued in government, and die alone under overpasses in DC, unable even to afford pants.

But, one day Trump and Mulvaney will be gone, and these agencies will be once again packed to the rafters with communist infiltrators. Maybe the best solution is to pack them off to undesirable locations in solid blue state, not places like poor Kansas, who dindu nuffin to nobody.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (AzW6q)

377 remembrance this Leninist Girl Scout Troop from Hell and their extremist agenda and anti-Semitic remarks

Komsomol, maybe with an overlay of the Youth Anti-Sex League.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (gyi7u)

378 #1 - they will not know either

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It will be like the moron's date whose job was to convince cities to switch to 100% (cough) renewable (cough) energy but didn't know anything at all about how that form of production worked.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - New AIDS cases in '99 = 40K/yr. New HIV cases each year since? Take a guess at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (mJzdQ)

379 I'm gonna go out there and say that a non-fighter will not be able to win the Republican nomination in 2024.
....



If Trump wins and winds up replacing 1 or 2 more justices, I'm not convinced the country holds until 2024.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (MAstk)

380 BREAKING: John Roberts has declared Trump cannot move any agencies out of DC without giving a good reason.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (nPOfc)

381 >>Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.



I know, I have mixed feeling about it too - I saw what happened in Denver when some federal agencies expanded into the area.

I do like the Grand Junction pick because it is not anywhere near a city, so the awful coastal city people who ruin interior states will most likely not come, so locals will have an opportunity to work at BLM.

It also means a lot of the #Resistance people will be unemployed, along with their fellow online media people who were purged earlier this year. Trump is making life in DC a lot less fun, a lot more competitive for those power-hungry bureaucrat types.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (bDqIh)

382 370 I'm gonna go out there and say that a non-fighter will not be able to win the Republican nomination in 2024.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:49 AM (VyAV0)

Ron DeSantis

You heard it here first.
Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2019 11:51 AM (9VeU0)

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I think Cruz will go for it again.

He's always been a bit combative, and I imagine Trump's example will help him bring that out more in a new primary.

I don't really imagine he'll win, but he'll be in the mix again, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (VyAV0)

383 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY

Since it is highly likely that the spouse/partner/live-in is also employed and vested in another Fe'ral government agency (that isn't moving).

Those not moving will just go show up at another government agency.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (lD3vL)

384 Remember, much of Peruvia doesn't have air conditioning.

Posted by: Little Lupe at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (vtcmf)

385 On a brighter note, I go see the Doctor this afternoon to get refills on all my happy pills. So there's that.

Grammie, all you really need is a trip to the Friendly Confines. Cubbies looking good!

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (pPNCa)

386 And yeah, your subconscious knows that everything is worse if you're naked in public, so invariably in those dreams you'll eventually realize you have no pants on.

Sort of like here, actually.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (oZ6kz)

387 I do bring up, however, that when I lived in Denver 1997-2001, a lot of people subscribed to the crazy notion that "You don't need air in Colorado," and didn't have it in their homes. And a sizeable number of businesses like coffee shops and restaurants made do with fans. (I patronized places that had modern things like air, but I ran across plenty of the "don't need it" establishments.)

In the 1960s and 70s air conditioning was a rarity in NEBRASKA, and I remember when my parents went to the bank and left me sitting in the (very non-air-conditioned) car and looking at the display on the bank tower (yeah it actually had one of those things) and it said 106deg.

It's seared, seared into my mind...

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (8erNz)

388 Why do Mayans want to appropriate European culture? Fucking Racists.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (2LelM)

389 Oops. Never mind. Need more coffee.

Posted by: Sooner at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (Fs5vw)

390 311
Trump Approval



Reuters:

7/15 to 7/16: 44%

7/7 to 7/9 43%



Economist

7/14 to 7/16: 46%

7/7 to 7/9: 43%



Looks like TweetGate is a big fail for the MSM

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (nPOfc)





Add Rasmussen was 46 on Monday and 49 today.

Posted by: HA at July 18, 2019 11:42 AM (MAstk)

As with any poll, what was the sampling like? Men vs Women (vs. Xe/Xer), political breakdown, age, etc. What was the question(s) asked?I dare say, if the left continues to implode as they are recently wont to do, I'm thinking it will be an early night in November 2020.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (N39Ws)

391 Haven't used the a/c this summer yet. Last night I had the sliding door open, allowing air through the screen door. A spider got in and found his way to the ceiling. He would not die! I sprayed so much Windex on him (didn't have bug spray) I thought he would drown. But, no. Put new life into him. Spun a line and down he went. I used a shoe to squash him against the wall. He got up. Finally used paper towels(s) and mashed him in, threw it all out onto the patio. I used almost half a bottle of Windex. What an ordeal!

Posted by: washrivergal at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (9+jnX)

392 I did hear that in New York City, 250 horses collapsed and died in the street.
Posted by: rickl

Jim from Taxi musta won a WHOLE buncha races !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (arJlL)

393 384 Remember, much of Peruvia doesn't have air conditioning.
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They have cocaine.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (2LelM)

394 So AOC is John and Omar is Paul?
Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (PQRcz)

Omar is the cute one? Damn. We're fucked.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:54 AM (m79Dg)

395 Noodus seleniana

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2019 11:54 AM (ClOmq)

396 Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.
Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (sX1BW)


Many of the issues with these agencies is that they are in DC, and their workers become infected by the incestuous nature of being crammed together that close to power and money. Spreading them out means that you're more likely to attract talent who want to do the job, rather than simply use it as a stepping stone to something else.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 18, 2019 11:54 AM (wCmLp)

397 Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.
Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (sX1BW)

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My gut feeling says you're right about that.


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Look how hard it is to shut down military bases. Once communities become dependent upon them, you want them to exist forever.

The founders were so wise to give DC no political power.

Of course, we have screwed up a lot of the founders wisdom.

Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:54 AM (sX1BW)

398 As with any poll, what was the sampling like? Men vs Women (vs. Xe/Xer), political breakdown, age, etc. What was the question(s) asked?I dare say, if the left continues to implode as they are recently wont to do, I'm thinking it will be an early night in November 2020.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 18, 2019 11:53 AM (N39Ws)

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Whatever the method is, that's why I initially posted an apples to apples comparison of the same pollster, pre and post TwatterGate. All 3 (Ras, Reuters, Economist) showed a higher number for Trump after 3 days of non-stop MSM attacks.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:54 AM (nPOfc)

399 380
BREAKING: John Roberts has declared Trump cannot move any agencies out of DC without giving a good reason.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (nPOfc)
BREAKING: Trump tweets FYNQ in reply.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 18, 2019 11:55 AM (N39Ws)

400 383 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY

On one hand, good.

On the other, I agree that plopping Federal agencies around the country risks the same impact grievance-studies-universities have had on this nation.

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 11:55 AM (8erNz)

401
This is the union that was always on strike?
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (NFEMn)

Don't know enough about it to say yes or no, but I do know that's why working class people hate her - I think the industry shut down and they blamed her. Lots of unemployment.

Posted by: annem at July 18, 2019 11:55 AM (Fm81C)

402 John Roberts has declared Trump cannot move any agencies out of DC without giving a good reason.

Because there is a greater farming operation proximate to Kansas (and the USDA's target) than The District of Criminals?

If you are going to try to maximize damage to a target, isn't it better to operate at point-blank range rather a long distance shot?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 18, 2019 11:55 AM (lD3vL)

403 >>I like that it's causing massive attrition, and I hope that Mulvaney makes sure they can't transfer to other parts of the government, . ..


Ooh, I wonder how many jobs will not be recreated with these moves. Mulvaney's big plan was eliminate overlap across agencies. The tough part would be firing all those people when they do that, right?

PR nightmare, union lawsuits or whatever, that kind of headache. HOWVER, if most of them quit, then Mulvaney can easily eliminate their positions, their departments. This may really be a really excellent plan!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:55 AM (bDqIh)

404 125
I'm still convinced that when scientists found out that Venus' atmosphere was about 96% CO2,

it's good against evil again
oh, that's what they said
when you turned on the tv
the people from venus were dead
-- eggplant

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2019 11:56 AM (sGtp+)

405 Grammie, all you really need is a trip to the Friendly Confines. Cubbies looking good!

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (pPNCa)



We went in April - one of the few nice days (and we didn't even freeze to death). Hopefully we get there once more this season. I have jury duty and then daughter leaves for Africa and I have the kids, so it's looking kinda iffy.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2019 11:56 AM (lwiT4)

406 In the 1960s and 70s air conditioning was a rarity
in NEBRASKA, and I remember when my parents went to the bank and left me
sitting in the (very non-air-conditioned) car and looking at the
display on the bank tower (yeah it actually had one of those things) and
it said 106deg.



It's seared, seared into my mind...

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019

*
*
Hell, we didn't have A/C in Da Swamp at home until I was 12-going-on-13, and didn't have it in my entire school career. College was the first time I sat in a comfort-controlled room to learn.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2019 11:56 AM (ClOmq)

407 Nat Geo re-aired a show last night that included the tail of acid rain induced increase in ocean PH and saline levels (hi salt in the ocean could you imagine??) causing catastrophic reef damage GLOBALLY!1111!!! Therefore increasing the amount of shark attacks.
Oy.

My wife asked why I continue to watch this crap.

Well dear the Yanks were rained-out and stupidity is a train wreck stuck in a never ending loop.


Posted by: Prince Charles at July 18, 2019 11:56 AM (xqfqx)

408 Ugh, so many typos. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:56 AM (bDqIh)

409 PR nightmare, union lawsuits or whatever, that kind of headache. HOWVER, if most of them quit, then Mulvaney can easily eliminate their positions, their departments. This may really be a really excellent plan!

Move every Cabinet entity every two years. Preferably as far from its previous location as possible. Start by moving State to Guam because we need to keep a close eye on the Chinese.

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 11:57 AM (8erNz)

410 408 Ugh, so many typos. . .
Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2019 11:56 AM (bDqIh)

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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:57 AM (VyAV0)

411 373 I wonder why that dream is so prevalent. It's not like something primal that has been beaten into our evolutionary memory like fear of death or falling or wild animals or fire. I guess because so much of our early life is schooling now."

I had those in the past, but not for a while.

sometimes salvadore dali or someone like him scripts my dreams. not long ago I was sitting at a work table and I pulled all of my teeth out of my head and set them on the table in front of me, and then was quite bothered that I couldn't get them to go back in, in the right order. When I woke up, the first thing I did was to check and I found, with great relief, that all of my teeth were where they were supposed to be.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (Kpl3J)

412 I think Cruz will go for it again.

He's always been a bit combative, and I imagine Trump's example will help him bring that out more in a new primary.

I don't really imagine he'll win, but he'll be in the mix again, at least.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Destroyer of Worlds at July 18, 2019 11:52 AM (VyAV0)


Possibly. I think not - he's going to have to work on getting people to, you know, like him.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (9VeU0)

413 400 383 FEWER THAN HALF OF USDA WORKER WILL FOLLOW AGENCY TO KANSAS CITY

On one hand, good.

On the other, I agree that plopping Federal agencies around the country risks the same impact grievance-studies-universities have had on this nation.
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This is how the Shogun handled his Samurai. Constantly move them about so they don't become an entrenched threat. We do this with our military, as well. Since our greatest existential risk is Deep State it makes since to constantly move them about for the same reason.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (2LelM)

414 It was a highlight reel staring Meryl Streep for her thousandth Oscar nomination.


I think it was worse than that, if I remember it correctly. It was Thatcher in her dotage remembering scenes from her life. It contained no hint of her revolutionary power.

What I told my kids was that 1970s Britain was content in managing its decline until Thatcher kicked it in the ass.

And yes the Falklands. Tut tut, we're not that kind of people anymore. It's the last time anyone who isn't America did blue water navy shit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (fuK7c)

415 Mother Nature has been slaughtering us humans wholesale for millions of years.

About time we put our boot up that Bitch's ass.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (NoKAc)

416 Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.
Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (sX1BW)

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My gut feeling says you're right about that.
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There used to be TV ads for some government program or another, where the watcher was given a P.O box in Provo, Utah to write.

I always wondered why the hell Provo?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 11:59 AM (xSo9G)

417 Sam Kinison: "

Still the finest rant: "move to where the food is"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2019 11:45 AM (6qErC)

So, Kinison is responsible for all these immigrant parasites coming to eat our food. Bastard!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:59 AM (m79Dg)

418 The worst ones are when Im running around late in my skivvies.
Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (8XRCm


Skivvies? I wish I had skivvies in my dreams. Most of the time, I'm running around buck naked trying to get to the class I've somehow not gone to all quarter. Sometimes, I'm covering up my nethers with the textbook.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 12:00 PM (wo+B3)

419 You thought she was a man, but she was a muffin.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2019 12:01 PM (0tVaQ)

420 Mother Nature has been slaughtering us humans wholesale for millions of years.

About time we put our boot up that Bitch's ass.
Posted by: Sharkman
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You can almost certainly find a spot in the Empress's cabinet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (xSo9G)

421 I googled it, didn't find any leads on it.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 11:39 AM (wo+B3)
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OM, it's quite possible our Pastor was quoting another CC pastor.

I might have the answer in my notes, which I don't have with me. I'l check when I get the chance and let you know.

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (kquUW)

422 sometimes salvadore dali or someone like him scripts my dreams. not long ago I was sitting at a work table and I pulled all of my teeth out of my head and set them on the table in front of me, and then was quite bothered that I couldn't get them to go back in, in the right order. When I woke up, the first thing I did was to check and I found, with great relief, that all of my teeth were where they were supposed to be.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (Kpl3J)


Yes, the "my teeth are falling out" dream is actually quite common. Google it and you'll see.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (wo+B3)

423 397 Honestly, I do not like the idea of relocating federal agencies to other parts of the country. The idea of infecting good parts of the US and putting them more on the federal dole than they already are is repugnant to me. Just keep them all in DC.
Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:47 AM (sX1BW)

The reason I disagree with you: Because when an Agency is in Washington, it becomes infested with lifelong Washington rats who think it is their Right and Duty to lord their power over the rest of the country. That's why less than half of the USDA will follow the agency to KC. When the agency is in KC, at least it is going to be filled with people who don't automatically think that KC is a horrible, despicable place to live. That's why Government needs to be dispersed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (Kpl3J)

424 Move all the agencies to the Aleutian Islands and teleconference.
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Sounds too nice.

I still like Haiti. Though, I'd be open to Venezuela - great healthcare.
Posted by: SH at July 18, 2019 11:50 AM (sX1BW)

No, those fags would just spend their paychecks on drugs, food, and water, if they could find them. Let's just keep the money in America. The Aleutians might toughen up those snowflakes.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (m79Dg)

425 My experience, and those shared with other boys (now men) who attended sundry military schools has been quite the opposite.

I had a good friend who published a book of photographs of his time at Eton. There's an unconscious homoeroticism to some of the pictures, but no hint that anyone sucked anyone's dick. It's just an aspect of an all boy life.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 12:03 PM (fuK7c)

426 So, Kinison is responsible for all these immigrant parasites coming to eat our food. Bastard!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 11:59 AM (m79Dg)



See comment #366.

You were beaten to the punch.


Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2019 12:03 PM (2EMYr)

427 Hell, we didn't have A/C in Da Swamp at home until I was 12-going-on-13, and didn't have it in my entire school career. College was the first time I sat in a comfort-controlled room to learn.

What happened is this: along about the late '70s the automakers (who are responsible for figuring out cost-effective mass production of so many things we don't often think about*) started integrating air conditioning as almost a standard feature, with the ducting and plumbing and etc. planned in rather than tacked on, and within a few years buyers expected it. Once they had it in their cars, people started wondering why they were going from their 70-degree cars to their 90-degree houses and offices. And things went from there.

* if Boeing had put one-tenth of the thought and redundancy into MCAS that every automaker is forced by law and their general counsels to put into their ABS/stability control/engine control systems they'd be a much healthier company today, my God there's more redundancy in a car tire-pressure-sensing system than Boeing thought they needed

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 12:04 PM (8erNz)

428 Yes, the "my teeth are falling out" dream is actually quite common. Google it and you'll see.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (wo+B3)

It's like the Matrix programs all this stuff for us just to make us think we're unique.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2019 12:04 PM (Kpl3J)

429 It's all process - all this about Trump fighting etc. - and the GOP is if anything worse than before. On results, all that matter. Trump's results, with the exception of the tax cut and judges [and imagine the GOP *not* delivering on judges - THAT would be so outrageous even the GOP's uninformed lazy base might notice, and rebel, a bit] have all been through executive action.


With a tiny # of exceptions that mostly serve to highlight how bad things are, the GOP sits silently while outrages of all kinds worsen and expand, and continues to never deliver on key items.


Thanks to the derangement of the Dems, even Trump will be under little pressure to deliver after re-election. The GOP has been able to survive on "what, you're going to vote for THEM??" for years now. And you see what kind of GOP that has produced.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2019 12:04 PM (QDnY+)

430
Yes, the "my teeth are falling out" dream is actually quite common. Google it and you'll see.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (wo+B3)



Supposedly, it's a fear of getting old dream.

For all you over 29ers out there.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2019 12:04 PM (2EMYr)

431 415 Mother Nature has been slaughtering us humans wholesale for millions of years.

About time we put our boot up that Bitch's ass.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (NoKAc)
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Western Civ has pretty much done that but the Commie Hen Squad thinks Gaia is more important than human life, hence them wanting to destroy Western Civilization.

Posted by: blake - used road trip salesman at July 18, 2019 12:05 PM (kquUW)

432 Yes, the "my teeth are falling out" dream is actually quite common. Google it and you'll see.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (wo+B3)

my mom said they were a warning that someone you know would die soon

I used to dream that my teeth/a tooth had fallen out, dreamt I woke up to check and it really fell up, before I FINALLY wake up for real and verify that I still have my teeth

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 18, 2019 12:05 PM (dm05u)

433 The reason I disagree with you: Because when an Agency is in Washington, it becomes infested with lifelong Washington rats who think it is their Right and Duty to lord their power over the rest of the country. That's why less than half of the USDA will follow the agency to KC. When the agency is in KC, at least it is going to be filled with people who don't automatically think that KC is a horrible, despicable place to live. That's why Government needs to be dispersed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2019 12:02 PM (Kpl3J)

Move the entire capital to North Dakota. That'll weed out the commies! Living in a mobile home while a blizzard rages outside tends to focus the mind on what's important, not on changing the world.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2019 12:06 PM (m79Dg)

434 And yes the Falklands. Tut tut, we're not that kind of people anymore. It's the last time anyone who isn't America did blue water navy shit.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2019 11:58 AM (fuK7c)

And what was then the longest ranges air strike in history - 4000 miles each way, RAF Wide Awake (Ascension Island) to Stanley. Require just about every tanker the Brits had available.

Which a BUFF could (nominally) have done on internal fuel.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2019 12:07 PM (gyi7u)

435 166 It wasn't just Waters, but every Brit musician hated Thatcher--from Johnny Rotten to Morrissey to Elvis Costello to you name it. I get they were all libs and leftists, but I never could figure out exactly why they considered her the Devil incarnate. What did she do?

Compared to what Thatcher got, Reagan got a love fest from rock stars.....
Posted by: Stalin at July 18, 2019 11:25 AM (NFEMn)

Interestingly enough, Johnny Rotten and Morrissey are both totally based now, the former even endorsing Trump. They were always working class and anti-establishment, and that's where the current establishment pushed them to. I imagine a still-alive John Lennon would be on a similar page.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 18, 2019 12:08 PM (N4xQB)

436 Not to detract in the least from the bravery, inventiveness, skill and fortitude of the Victor tanker and Vulcan bomber crews.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2019 12:09 PM (gyi7u)

437 True. But The Wall was genius. The kids all being processed into faceless creatures struck me.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 18, 2019 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

IDK what it says about me that I was the only sober one in the room watching the wall, and I was the one explaining the meaning of the artistry and imagery to the associated stoners and trashed persons.

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 18, 2019 12:10 PM (8D42x)

438 Ascension is so remote, the locals go to St. Helena for a night out.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2019 12:12 PM (gyi7u)

439 And what was then the longest ranges air strike in history - 4000 miles each way, RAF Wide Awake (Ascension Island) to Stanley. Require just about every tanker the Brits had available.

Which a BUFF could (nominally) have done on internal fuel.


Let's remember that Thatcher was in the midst of dismantling the Royal Navy at the time the Falklands happened, the UK was in economic freefall. They ran around trying to put stuff back in the fleet that they were about to scrap. If the Argies had waited another year there might not have been a Royal Navy capable of fighting them.

As for a B-52 delivery, two thousand foot flattops and a couple wings of A-6s two hundred miles offshore would have done better. That's why we're America.

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 12:12 PM (8erNz)

440 Interestingly enough, Johnny Rotten and Morrissey are both totally based now, the former even endorsing Trump. They were always working class and anti-establishment, and that's where the current establishment pushed them to. I imagine a still-alive John Lennon would be on a similar page.

Oh yeah, every Brit popstar really wants his manor in the Cotswolds, most want to be Lord Froufrou. I want Nick Mason's cars. That Boomtown Rats guy that milked his Band Aid thing to a gonging...

I think Lydon is actually in the US these days.

Posted by: JEM at July 18, 2019 12:16 PM (8erNz)

441 Let's remember that Thatcher was in the midst of dismantling the Royal Navy at the time the Falklands happened, the UK was in economic freefall.
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The fact that the QE II was pressed into service as a troop transport speaks volumes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2019 12:18 PM (CDGwz)

442 JEM at July 18, 2019 12:12 PM (8erNz)

True. The Vulcans were less than six months away from the boneyard, and one of the carriers (Hermes?) had already been sold.

If the Argies had waited, it would have been much different.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2019 12:18 PM (gyi7u)

443 BUFFS vs Intruders? Why not both?

Posted by: Fox2! at July 18, 2019 12:26 PM (gyi7u)

444 So in this age of modern timesWhen you can't tell the ACs from the DCsWhat is the definition ofStandard Deviation?
---Closet "American" wants to know

Posted by: Alaska Paul at July 18, 2019 12:36 PM (Hc+rA)

445 And what wast the earth's population in 1920 compared to today.

Posted by: Lewis Bowlby at July 18, 2019 01:17 PM (Lxxwf)

446 The whole Green movement is an attempt at what I like to think of as the Enron business model.
1. Locate, or create, a flow of cash going from someone to someone else. (You need not have any connection to either party)

2. Stand next to the stream with a bucket and dip out all you can get away with.

Carbon trading was supposed to generate this flow from rate payers to electricity generators to the government and back to the rate payers.

I always liked how Al Gore claimed it would all be 'revenue neutral' implying the extra you had to pay for power would be returned to you by the government. Which would imply everyone involved could not be paid because that would take money out of the cycle that could not be returned to the rate payer.

"Casinos would be so much better to run if you did not need to pay off the winners."

Al Gore, inventor of the Internet (As far as you know.)

Posted by: JB1000 at July 18, 2019 01:37 PM (jSar8)

447 Of course if Humans were to go extinct Eco-Freaks would be very happy

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 18, 2019 07:17 PM (wGqjj)

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