The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Most professional athletes and many of their coaches and managers are not particularly bright, and why would they be? They have spent their lives in athletic endeavors, selected for their athletic prowess, not their brains, and have been shielded from any intellectual pressures by their success and by America's love of sport. So when they spout off about anything other than their sport (and even then they aren't usually well informed) it is safe to ignore them.

But there is one thing they know very, very well...how to maximize their outsized paychecks! And if that means defending a vile communist dictatorship that is responsible for the greatest mass murder in modern history, well, PEDs, Ferraris, garish suits, bottle service at clubs and multiple girlfriends don't come cheap!

And the people who run the leagues are even better at that than the players, who often piss away their multi-million dollar salaries and have to scramble for a paycheck.

NBA scrambles after China angered by Houston Rockets' 'regrettable' pro-democracy tweet

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors.

A short time after Morey posted that statement, the NBA said it was “regrettable” that the deleted tweet offended many in China. That followed several companies in China, including some of the NBA’s major business partners there, lashing out over Morey’s original tweet.

We can quibble about the actual numbers, but 75,000,000 dead as a result of communism in China is a good starting point for the discussion. But because the Chinese love basketball, especially the American variety, The NBA will just sweep that inconvenient little fact under the table and cash those fat checks.

It's amazing that a statement in support of protestors who specifically cite American freedoms and liberty is a point of contention among the leaders of an American corporation.

If you were on the fence about American professional sports and their immorality, this is a good example, and a fine point at which to say, "screw you...I'm done!"

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 I rarely comment on this thread, that changes today.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:00 AM (tVQUs)

2 Really, nobody beat me to first?

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:00 AM (tVQUs)

3 But, but, I still have insightful things to say in the art thread!

Posted by: mindful webworker unhinged at October 08, 2019 11:00 AM (fBape)

4 Am I the only one who comments here now?

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:01 AM (tVQUs)

5 That's the interesting thing about the Chinese--they know how to make people bow the knee and they aren't shy about doing it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 08, 2019 11:02 AM (RD7QR)

6 Will Morey lose his job?

Posted by: BignJames at October 08, 2019 11:03 AM (X/Pw5)

7 I'm going to give up watching the NBA....oh wait, never did watch.

What a bunch of clowns. What about the people you offended by siding with anti-American communists? They don't count because they are just American citizens.

Posted by: DitkaCA at October 08, 2019 11:03 AM (kVjCi)

8 The only acceptable comment in response to China's complaining is "Go burn in Hell, you commie bastards"

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:03 AM (cD09y)

9 It's Surfperch's world -- we just view comments

Posted by: doof at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (olgDX)

10 Ok, I admit it. I like sucking my dog's cock.

Posted by: Kurt at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (T3q7e)

11 Yeesh, CBD. We all know the only reason there are 75 Million dead in a communist country is because true communism has yet to be tried.

Next time is sure to be different!

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (qC1Sy)

12 Who will rid me of this syphilitic troll?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (RD7QR)

13 Kurt

Nice try troll

Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (O2RFr)

14 wonder if Loral has anything to do with China and Rockets?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM (5l6gb)

15 Can't we just *give* the NBA to China?

"Here. A collection of miscreants and their overpaid retinues (and we've thrown in their entire fan base). You folks have a way of repurposing entire subcultures. Have at it."

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM (hgpSN)

16 I have never cared about American sports, or any other. Their main annoyance for me is the NFL franchise in my city. It seems they hold games every time I want to go somewhere, and my most direct path is past the domed stadium where they play. Traffic and more traffic. Grrrr.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM (ClOmq)

17 Will Morey lose his job?

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Yes, but now. And the purported reason will be a on-court performance. But he is gone.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

18 Posted by: Kurt at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (T3q7e)
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Kurt, you want the President to start a war? I thought you guys were worried about PDT getting the US into a war because war is bad?

Or was that mere posturing on your part?

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:06 AM (qC1Sy)

19 Yao Ming hardest hit?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 08, 2019 11:06 AM (6qErC)

20 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:06 AM (q80AH)

21 I don't think I've watched more than a few seconds of an NBA game in over a year.

Looks like that won't be changing.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:06 AM (tVQUs)

22

Would the NBA have played any games in apartheid South Africa? Sun City tournament.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:06 AM (aKsyK)

23 Will Morey lose his job?

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Yes, but now. And the purported reason will be a on-court performance. But he is gone.

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Darn it. I mean yes, but NOT now.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 11:06 AM (sX1BW)

24 Willowed from last thread

350 Was just reading a very interesting graph of different pro sports leagues and how their fan bases vote. WNBA, MLS, and WWE were the most left, while PGA, NHL, and NASCAR were the most right. MLB leaned right and NBA leaned left, while NFL was a true battleground.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 08, 2019 10:58 AM (N4xQB)

So the WNBA is leftist, NBA leans left & the Communists in China love basketball. What is is with leftists & basketball?

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (7HtZB)

25 And what, exactly, is the "fallout"? Lots o' twatters, but no real activity, as best I can tell...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (6qErC)

26 Willowed


376 Judge asks House lawyer if trump needs to have committed a crime to be impeached. 

He said no.

Posted by: Wut at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM (pH6td)

Posted by: Wut at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (pH6td)

27 Would the NBA have played any games in apartheid South Africa? Sun City tournament.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:06 AM (aKsyK)
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I move we send the NBA to China and let them reap the rewards of working for a communist government.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (qC1Sy)

28 I've been done for 20 years plus. I've enjoyed having all that time reclaimed.


Sometimes it's tough in a social setting where everybody is talking about the game, so if possible I just nod and try not to start a fight.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (Z1ykJ)

29 25 And what, exactly, is the "fallout"? Lots o' twatters, but no real activity, as best I can tell...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (6qErC)

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Fallout is a series of PC and console games set in a post-apocalyptic future. The latest installment, Fallout 76, was not well received.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (q80AH)

30 >>10 To bad that Trump threw Hong Kong
Posted by: Kurt at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (T3q7e)

To bad some folks haven't learned how to use prepositions correctly. To, to bad.

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (hgpSN)

31 26 Willowed


376Judge asks House lawyer if trump needs to have committed a crime to be impeached.

He said no.

Posted by: Wut at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM (pH6td)

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"I rate this as true."
-Political reality

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (q80AH)

32 What is is with leftists & basketball?"

*looks at makup of typical NBA team*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (6qErC)

33 30 >>10 To bad that Trump threw Hong Kong
Posted by: Kurt at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (T3q7e)

To bad some folks haven't learned how to use prepositions correctly. To, to bad.
Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (hgpSN)

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Really, two bad.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (q80AH)

34 So the WNBA is leftist, NBA leans left & the Communists in China love basketball. What is is with leftists & basketball?
Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (7HtZB)

It's an urban sport. Communists love packing people into the cities where they have to be reliant on the government to feed them (whereas poor people in rural areas can concievably grow their own food).

Communists as always love control.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (KUaJL)

35 Greed is the root of all sorts of evil.

When it comes to money or people, I guess we know who they'll choose.

Posted by: Someguy at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (6GjnW)

36 Trade Hong Kong for the NBA.

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (7HtZB)

37 Sorry, NBA, you're hardly recognizable as basketball in the last 20 years of "evolution".

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (QPvMy)

38 To bad, or not to bad. That is the question.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (cD09y)

39 I quit watching the NBA years ago.
My money goes elsewhere.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (axyOa)

40 10 To bad that Trump threw Hong Kong under the bus in return for done trade deal

Let every country work out their own freedom, just as we did. There might be more going on behind the scenes than we think, provided our IC isn't wholly invested in destroying Trump.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (+CiEK)

41 Year 1- Left/MFM (BIRM) screaming that Trump is unstable and dumb and is definitely going to start a nuclear war with NK!
Year 2- Still screaming that Trump is unstable and dumb and will probably start a war with NK or China!
Year 3 - Still screaming that Trump is unstable and dumb because he is getting us out of a war!

Posted by: LASue at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (Ed8Zd)

42 Many people will sacrifice anything and anyone if money is to be gained.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (E+OcO)

43 Fallout is a series of PC and console games set in a post-apocalyptic future."

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (6qErC)

44 Great. The Prog's Kancel Kulture is now worldwide. Now we won't be able to say anything so we don't "offend" the rest of the world.

It's right about here that I remind the rest of the world that the US protects freedom of speech precisely because of this. And I can tell the rest of the world to pound sand: I'll speak my mind freely and if you don't like it, that's your tough luck. Grow up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (HaL55)

45
I hate when I get willowed.

Just bought one of the IMI Jericho 941F 9mms from Classic Arms this morning. Israeli police turn-in, SA only, has the extra Jooey police star markings. Should be in to my LGS by end of the week.

I'll have it with me at the TXMoMee later this month.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (veoSD)

46 I haven't watched the NBA since the Seattle Supersonics left town.

Basketball has turned into a thug sport. It's ten guys playing one on one.

But, unlike progressives, I won't try to get it banned, I just change the channel.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (d7Ww2)

47 26 Willowed


376Judge asks House lawyer if trump needs to have committed a crime to be impeached.

He said no.

Posted by: Wut at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM (pH6td)

Posted by: Wut at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (pH6td)

It's well understood to be a political process. High Crimes and Misdemeanors is what the House is pointing at when they say the words "High Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (RD7QR)

48 To bad that Kurt's education stopped at a third grade level.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (KUaJL)

49 Basketball is our favorite sport
We like the way they dribble up and down the court

Posted by: The Chinese Communist Party at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (tVQUs)

50 >>Really, two bad.

Et tu?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (ZLI7S)

51 These are the same idiots who boycotted North Carolina because they don't have transgender bathrooms?

Posted by: LASue at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (Ed8Zd)

52 Point of Order! The UK threw HK under the bus when they did not sell them millions of rifles in the years leading up to the expiration of the treaty. They also lost out on a Yuge business opportunity.

Posted by: JAS at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (DBGf/)

53 To bad, or not to bad. That is the question.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (cD09y)


I've always wanted to go to bad. I usually never get any further than defective.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (Z1ykJ)

54 Trump is Schrodinger's President to the left. He is simultaneously dragging us to war with China and not being hard enough on them, and they only know which one it ends up being when they collapse the waveform by asking Soros which one they should believe on a given day.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (KUaJL)

55 41 Year 1- Left/MFM (BIRM) screaming that Trump is unstable and dumb and is definitely going to start a nuclear war with NK!
Year 2- Still screaming that Trump is unstable and dumb and will probably start a war with NK or China!
Year 3 - Still screaming that Trump is unstable and dumb because he is getting us out of a war!

Posted by: LASue at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (Ed8Zd

Year 4 - Still screaming that Trump is unstable and dumb at the clouds, because at least they still listen.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (cD09y)

56
A family relative knows Adam Silver very well, and I met him once at a family function to which he was invited. Total cold fish; the herring lying on a bed of ice has more warmth and appeal.

If I ever see him again, I will inform him of my displeasure, both at having to be in close proximity to him and with his views.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (zBaqJ)

57 I think basketball is boring. They only play for 48 minutes, and basically nothing matters except for the last two.

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (7HtZB)

58 I am enjoying watching Steve Kerr and Greg Popovich -two arrogant know-it-alls who love to lecture us on politics and bathrooms- shrink from the opportunity to blast real tyrants.

Profiles in Courage, you two!

Posted by: Ted K. at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (FJYfm)

59 These are the same idiots who boycotted North Carolina because they don't have transgender bathrooms?

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They also banned the term owner.

Should have gone with overlords or dictators instead.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (sX1BW)

60 NBA People's Mind-Liberation Farm Collective #27:

"Good morning! Today you will be issued your food-bowls and literature. There will be no basketballing. There will be no expensive athletic shoes. Also, bitches forbidden. The gold teeth, they will be removed at this time."

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (hgpSN)

61 50 >>Really, two bad.

Et tu?
Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (ZLI7S)

=======

Tu che.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (q80AH)

62 Trade Hong Kong for the NBA.

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM

****

Nobody in the NBA would play in China. Their pay would be taxed at the 90% level and for winning their division the bonus is a like-new used tractor.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (axyOa)

63 It's well understood to be a political process. High Crimes and Misdemeanors is what the House is pointing at when they say the words "High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (RD7QR)
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If I understand correctly, until the House votes on impeachment, it's nothing but theater designed to keep the crazy left base engaged and enraged.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (qC1Sy)

64 Mentioned this on art thread: Kramer on CNBC going full-on hate on the owners for not being vocal towards China. He even called them "oligarchs." Typical Democrat, that picks his target based on his own bias, bc imo there are lots of targets, not just owners. How about some of the advertisers?

Posted by: Ever at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (ZZDMQ)

65 Hysterical or Historical ?Just cannot get enough of Trumps Pimping Pelosi,Gets her to Jill herself to just the cliff of orgasmic delight and then punishes her sqeek hole.Remember early on she got a taste of Trumps schtick when her bus was pulled over on the way to Aeroport and she could not m,meet with Military at site Y..

Posted by: Corky Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (WQxgw)

66 The nba hated on backwards NC because of bathroom trannygate but loves them some communist totalitarians, hmm, interesting

Posted by: NCKate at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (rx1QH)

67 >>I've always wanted to go to bad.

Johnny to bad.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (ZLI7S)

68 I stopped paying for NBA tickets when Latrell couldn't feed his family off 8 million, stopped watching and attending not long after. I have partial season tickets to the Twins and Wild, full MLS tickets. The Loons supporter groups are 90% pretentious, preening, progressive assholes - but I really enjoy the game.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (Xvo1a)

69 63 It's well understood to be a political process. High Crimes and Misdemeanors is what the House is pointing at when they say the words "High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (RD7QR)
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If I understand correctly, until the House votes on impeachment, it's nothing but theater designed to keep the crazy left base engaged and enraged.
Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (qC1Sy)

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3 votes have happened. The House has voted down impeachment every time.

And yet no one seems to know. Weird.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (q80AH)

70 Been over 20-years since I watched a "professional" basketball game. Been 3-years since I even watched it at the college (pre-"professional") level and March Madness was a fixture in my life for decades.

The NBA is just another "product" that the left has ruined.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (77WPm)

71
The NBA is obviously in the same position as H'wood - they have to (figuratively) kowtow to the Chinese. And they do.

Add that to the stack of reasons why I don't have any use for either of them.

Now, contrast this to the British when they entered China. One of the big reasons for the later troubles was that British emissaries flatly refused to perform the ritual of kowtow, sparking the wrath of the Emperor.

And then the British started some devastating wars, rather than bend the knee. They understood how to subdue yellow heathens in a way that Americans have never grasped.

I don't condone it. It was awful. But it worked.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (ggmC1)

72 Kurt is a bot.

Posted by: ... at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (8XPnD)

73 Tu eres malo

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (5l6gb)

74 Top 100!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (0t+fn)

75 [Immensely vile and truly grotesque comment reluctantly deleted to save having to explain why it's so, so very vile]

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (RD7QR)

76
3 votes have happened. The House has voted down impeachment every time.

And yet no one seems to know. Weird.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (q80AH)
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Count me among them.

Then it'snot even theater, it's smoke a mirrors.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (qC1Sy)

77 "The NBA is obviously in the same position as H'wood -"



And LeBron James fancies himself as both. Seem awfully quiet on this one, Bronnie! What's the matter - Greed got your tongue?

Posted by: Ted K. at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (FJYfm)

78 It's well understood to be a political process. High Crimes and
Misdemeanors is what the House is pointing at when they say the words
"High Crimes and Misdemeanors."


What specific statute has PDT violated?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (HaL55)

79 >The NBA is just another "product" that the left has ruined.
Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (77WPm)

I thought that the NBA was created just to give the Kardashian girls something to do.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (cD09y)

80 What specific statute has PDT violated?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (HaL55)'


Beating Hillary like a cheap snare drum. It's in the US code.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:15 AM (cD09y)

81
What specific statute has PDT violated?


Elected while Republican

Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2019 11:15 AM (O2RFr)

82 Well, I said screw you to the NBA back with the Indiana bathroom stuff, but not ever being an NBA fan, I doubt it hurt them.

To put a score on it, NBA is *for* having biological men in the bathroom/ locker room/ dressing room with your daughters, but also for the repressive Chinese regime, currently harvesting the organs of Uyghurs.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bDqIh)

83 78 It's well understood to be a political process. High Crimes and
Misdemeanors is what the House is pointing at when they say the words
"High Crimes and Misdemeanors."

What specific statute has PDT violated?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (HaL55)

USC 16:7.78 - ORANGEMANBAD

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:15 AM (7HtZB)

84 I pretty much quit the NBA when Downtown Freddy Brown left the Seattle SuperSonics!

Posted by: LASue at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (Ed8Zd)

85 76
3 votes have happened. The House has voted down impeachment every time.

And yet no one seems to know. Weird.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (q80AH)
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Count me among them.

Then it'snot even theater, it's smoke a mirrors.
Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (qC1Sy)

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Yeah.

People like Allahpundit who are hanging onto every small move and every poll result for impeachment are fools.

Impeachment's not happening.

I do like the Left convinced that it's going to happen, though. When it doesn't they're going to be so severely disappointed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (q80AH)

86 Kurt is a bot that smells like shit.

Posted by: ... at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (8XPnD)

87 Kurt Schlichter @KurtSchlichter
22s
When I want recommendations for the best in conservative thought, I seek out Jennifer Rubin.

Jennifer Rubin @JRubinBlogger
Replying to @DavidAFrench @JonahDispatch @stephenfhayes
Fabulous! The Dispatch is the new serious conservative venture. The NR is too afraid to break with its readers and lead in a time of national crisis

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (BqBId)

88 79 >The NBA is just another "product" that the left has ruined.
Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (77WPm)

I thought that the NBA was created just to give the Kardashian girls something to do.
Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (cD09y)

Pikers

Posted by: Madonna ca. 1998 at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (7HtZB)

89 What specific statute has PDT violated?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (HaL55)

It's really a natural law question for them.

Orangemanbad is a fundamental moral statement, not one that's necessarily constrained by technical legal matters.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (KUaJL)

90 But if I cant watch people throw a rubber ball around, what am I going to do with my time? I get SO FUCKING EXITED when they throw the balls!

Posted by: drerbrererd at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (Wo/WG)

91 >>3 votes have happened. The House has voted down impeachment every time.
And yet no one seems to know. Weird.



"You're welcome!"
-- The MSM

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:17 AM (bDqIh)

92 The NBA is obviously in the same position as H'wood - they have to (figuratively) kowtow to the Chinese. And they do.

Add that to the stack of reasons why I don't have any use for either of them.

Now, contrast this to the British when they entered China. One of the big reasons for the later troubles was that British emissaries flatly refused to perform the ritual of kowtow, sparking the wrath of the Emperor.

And then the British started some devastating wars, rather than bend the knee. They understood how to subdue yellow heathens in a way that Americans have never grasped.

I don't condone it. It was awful. But it worked.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (ggmC1)

Bending the knee never works.

Each surrender makes life more unbearable as your lords demand more and more out of you.

The only way to avoid that is to never bend the knee in the first place.

Those who have placed themselves in China's orbit will come to regret it.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 08, 2019 11:17 AM (J+mig)

93 I haven't ignored the NFL nearly as long as I've ignored the NBA. I quit paying attention to them when Jordan retired...the second time.

Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 11:17 AM (tOP4K)

94 Orangemanbad is a fundamental moral statement, not one that's necessarily constrained by technical legal matters.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (KUaJL)
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Heh.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 11:17 AM (qC1Sy)

95 This may account for the dearth of delicious dumplings in Duluth and Des Moines.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 11:17 AM (u6xw0)

96 95 This may account for the dearth of delicious dumplings in Duluth and Des Moines.
Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 11:17 AM (u6xw0)

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Decidedly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:17 AM (q80AH)

97

Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball Jones
Got a Basketball Jones, oh baby, ooh-ooh-ooh

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:18 AM (aKsyK)

98 Great. The Prog's Kancel Kulture is now worldwide. Now we won't be able to say anything so we don't "offend" the rest of the world.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:09 AM (HaL55)

You've got it backwards, it was everywhere else before it was here. China has been #cancelling artists and entertainment at home for years and it's only started moving abroad more recently.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:19 AM (tVQUs)

99 >>Jennifer Rubin @JRubinBlogger
Replying to @DavidAFrench @JonahDispatch @stephenfhayes
Fabulous! The Dispatch is the new serious conservative venture. The NR is too afraid to break with its readers and lead in a time of national crisis
- - -
They also hired Rachael Larimore, formerly senior editor at slate and managing editor at TWS and The Bulwark. Can't compete with that track record, huh?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:19 AM (bDqIh)

100 I watch college hoops. NBA can piss off.

Posted by: IC at October 08, 2019 11:19 AM (a0IVu)

101 89 What specific statute has PDT violated?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (HaL55)

It's really a natural law question for them.

Orangemanbad is a fundamental moral statement, not one that's necessarily constrained by technical legal matters.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (KUaJL)

True, very true.

Posted by: Thomas Aquinas at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (RD7QR)

102 Orangemanbad is a fundamental moral statement, not one that's necessarily constrained by technical legal matters.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:16 AM (KUaJL)
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By the enlightened, it can clearly be discerned to exist in penumbras throughout the Bill of Rights.

So it be written.

Posted by: All Leftist Judges at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (Ed8Zd)

103 Actors are a lot like sports stars, except that they have no actual talents whatsoever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (Kpl3J)

104 If the NBA had told commie China to stick their state rum TV contract up their ass I might have start watching the NBA again. That they didn't just solidified my boycott. And by the way, the Rockets owner is a big asshole even before he bought them. He won't be able to spend his money in Hell.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (NqZ29)

105 >>You've got it backwards, it was everywhere else before it was here. China has been #cancelling artists and entertainment at home for years and it's only started moving abroad more recently.



Yup.
Hollywood has been bowing to China for years in order to not offend Chinese audiences. See the "Red Dawn" remake where they had to do a last-minute edit to make the invaders NK instead of China.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (bDqIh)

106 Say what you will about Adam Silver, he's totally nailed that Auschwitz look.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (axyOa)

107 Don't see much of that nonsense in baseball. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Still Another Zap Rowsdower at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (P/ALc)

108
They also hired Rachael Larimore, formerly senior editor at slate and managing editor at TWS and The Bulwark. Can't compete with that track record, huh?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:19 AM (bDqIh)






Heh. They're poaching from The Bulwark's staff? The NeverTrump hipster bitchslap fight is gonna be epic.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (veoSD)

109 105 Yup.
Hollywood has been bowing to China for years in order to not offend Chinese audiences. See the "Red Dawn" remake where they had to do a last-minute edit to make the invaders NK instead of China.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM (bDqIh)

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Making a bad movie laughable.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:21 AM (q80AH)

110 Who knew that while we were all watching the era of Bird and Johnson we were watching the apex of the sport. Yes, you can argue that Jordan was the best, and in most ways he was the best individual. He was always 50+% of the reason that the Bulls won like they did. But with Jordan and "Be Like Mike" came the era of ten individual thugs playing for ego and vanity.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:21 AM (QPvMy)

111 I would say that I will never watch the NBA but I have never watched BB ever. Not a fan never been a fan and I proficy I'll never be a fan. Sportsball is meh at best for me. I could say I was a Broncos fan(NFL Denver if you are keeping track) now I don't seek them out and will never bother to spend money on them again. Sports has worn thin on me. I'm finished.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 08, 2019 11:21 AM (0OmEj)

112 The Dispatch is the new serious conservative venture.

The Cuckpatch.

It's like a cabbage patch, but for cucks.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 08, 2019 11:21 AM (u//oP)

113 After the Starks and Reggie battles the NBA grew weak and ineffectual.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 11:21 AM (u6xw0)

114 In Mainland China people like basketball; in Hong Kong, they're starting to prefer badminton.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:21 AM (tVQUs)

115 So the WNBA is leftist, NBA leans left & the Communists in China love basketball. What is is with leftists & basketball?
Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:07 AM (7HtZB)

I guess because its cheap to play and can be played in the concrete urban blocks they want to pack us into? By contrast, hockey and golf are the most republican sports and also the most expensive to play.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 08, 2019 11:22 AM (N4xQB)

116 People like Allahpundit who are hanging onto every small move and every poll result for impeachment are fools.



Impeachment's not happening.


We political junkies know that, but all the voting public hears is "Trump IMPEACH!!!11!1Eleventy!!!" 24/7/365. It's propaganda, pure and simple and the Progs are pushing it hard down the throats of the country.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:22 AM (HaL55)

117 The Dickpatch, a garden for growing bulls.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 11:22 AM (oZ6kz)

118 Did you know the NBA players are all Black, and the owners and office professionals are all White? And often Jewish? That means they automatically deserve the support of The Wine Moms. If The Chinese Government doesn't like the NBA I wish the Nets would relocate in Doylestown. I lots of women who would attend a match at least once a season. That seventh inning thing where everyone sings the Crackerjack Song is so lovely and traditional.

Posted by: Becky Cloggenstein of Doylestown, PA at October 08, 2019 11:22 AM (Jj+59)

119 In the thread below Jackstraw said the impeachment "inquiry" is not about the Ukraine? I missed the context - what was that about?

Posted by: LASue at October 08, 2019 11:22 AM (Ed8Zd)

120 The NBA was the worst of all pro sportsball even before this.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (u//oP)

121 It's not subpoena--it's a Milton Bradley #FakeImpeachment demand letter--now with 10% more Subpoena Flavor!

(Product contains no actual Subpoena Juice)

Posted by: Shabby Nadler, Subpoenalketonurics at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (Ndje9)

122 116
We political junkies know that, but all the voting public hears is "Trump IMPEACH!!!11!1Eleventy!!!" 24/7/365. It's propaganda, pure and simple and the Progs are pushing it hard down the throats of the country.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:22 AM (HaL55)

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And the LIVs are like, "Why?"

"Well, there's political pressure if you squint your eyes at this transcript and rearrange some commas..."

"Sorry, I have to go back to work at the job I got after Trump got elected."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (q80AH)

123 56
A family relative knows Adam Silver very well, and I met him once at a family function to which he was invited. Total cold fish; the herring lying on a bed of ice has more warmth and appeal.

If I ever see him again, I will inform him of my displeasure, both at having to be in close proximity to him and with his views.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2019 11:11 AM (zBaqJ)


Careful there. He might tell you to clam up if you mention he has no sole.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (kUmUV)

124 Damn, how did I miss this new thread opening for so long?

Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (mpXpK)

125 >>just to give the Kardashian girls something to do.
Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:14 AM (cD09y)

Just to give the Kardashian girls something to mate with.

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (hgpSN)

126 they still play basketball? i had no idea. well, spike lee needs something to piss his money and time away on. quit when bird retired.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (KP5rU)

127 I do not know why anybody pays for season tickets to the NBA when almost every team makes the playoffs and the season basically starts over when the play-offs start.

Posted by: DanMan at October 08, 2019 11:23 AM (XTiHL)

128 And then the British started some devastating wars, rather than bend the knee. They understood how to subdue yellow heathens in a way that Americans have never grasped.

I don't condone it. It was awful. But it worked.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (ggmC1)

The one area where I greatly sympathize with the Chinese over the Brits is when the Brits decided to become drug dealers to the world, through the British East India Company. And then they fought a war to make the world safe for Drug Dealers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

129 Well I fell off the fence into the lolgf side years ago, hollywood too,
so many corporations,
...

don't get me wrong, I probably give money to the enemy, but rarely knowingly.

the list is long.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (wscsn)

130 Willowed from our discussion of the Crucifixion in last thread:

Gospel of John 19:20 - 19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in ARAMAIC, LATIN and GREEK. 21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, "Do not write 'The King of the Jews,' but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews."

22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."

Note that of all the Gospel writers, John is the only one of them that the Gospels themselves say was personally present at the Crucifixion.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019


*
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Well, darn. Why didn't somebody say this whistleblower John had first-hand information?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (ClOmq)

131 I like the idea of sending the NBA to China. Send a couple thugs to a secret prison like they did with Fan Bingbing and the level of thuggery will go way down.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (RD7QR)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (ClOmq)

133 I guess Blizzard Entertainment has also gotten into the appeasing China game as well. One of their Hearthstone players made pro-Hong Kong statements and so has been suspended.

Meh, fuck them. I basically stopped playing their games a while back. Diablo 3 sucked, and Hearthstone has become a chore.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (wCmLp)

134 Any morons watch that Southpark that triggered the Chinese? I hadn't watched the show for years, but decided to suffer through hulu to slog through it (what a clusterf*ck).


I don't think it was the "best evar" as claimed, but Winnie the Pooh getting garotted and evil Micky smoking reefer was worth the hassle. The plane to China filling up with Marvel characters and NBA allstars was worth a giggle too.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (Z1ykJ)

135 Most professional athletes and many of their coaches and managers are
not particularly bright, and why would they be? They have spent their
lives in athletic endeavors, selected for their athletic prowess, not
their brains, and have been shielded from any intellectual pressures by
their success and by America's love of sport.


And lets not forget that in most high schools their grades are artificially inflated to assure that they are still qualified to play.

Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (mpXpK)

136 You've got it backwards, it was everywhere else before it was here.
China has been #cancelling artists and entertainment at home for years
and it's only started moving abroad more recently.


Heh. That's all the more reason to tell the rest of the world to fuck off.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (HaL55)

137 LOL, Now Biden who said he never talked to his son about his Ukrainian "job" says he got permission for said son to be in that "job" from obama....

Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (O2RFr)

138 Hollywood has been bowing to China for years in order to not offend Chinese audiences. See the "Red Dawn" remake where they had to do a last-minute edit to make the invaders NK instead of China.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:20 AM


***

We used to get Spaghetti Westerns, now it's chow mein thrillers.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (axyOa)

139 How were the NBA's fans in China insulted? They don't have access to those tweets.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (jyVW0)

140 I'll add that NASCAR is neither as "right leaning" nor as popular as it was pre-2001. Kill the spirit, kill the sport.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (QPvMy)

141 The left learned a long time ago (look up the writings of Antonio Gramsci - who was a commie, but absolutely correct about this) that if you want to control a people, you need to control the culture. If you control the culture, you have no need to worry about controlling people with force; they'll largely comply with the new cultural norms on their own and any who don't you just shoot in the back of the head.


Hollyweird, the NBA (and sportsball in general) are all just extensions of the left's attempts to control the culture. They long-ago took over education and the "intellectuals" (academia) and have been largely successful in changing the culture to better suit them. They have overreached with trannies, but even there they have made incredible progress.

This will end in bloodshed, or with "our" side losing, and being subjugated.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (77WPm)

142 133 I guess Blizzard Entertainment has also gotten into the appeasing China game as well. One of their Hearthstone players made pro-Hong Kong statements and so has been suspended.

Meh, fuck them. I basically stopped playing their games a while back. Diablo 3 sucked, and Hearthstone has become a chore.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (wCmLp)

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Blizzard went the wrong direction when they turned Warcraft into an MMO.

I wouldn't have minded if I had ever gotten Warcraft IV, but it was never to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (q80AH)

143 I just looked up Adam Silver on google. Good god, the man looks like a walking pez dispenser.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (Kpl3J)

144 I think Hershel Walker might be a Net. My ex-husband had his jersey.

Posted by: Becky Cloggenstein of Doylestown, PA at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (Jj+59)

145 Man, I am really disconnecting from the culture. Couldn't give you the name of one so-called movie star, prime time TV show, starting line up of local NFL franchise, etc.

Posted by: Old Dude at October 08, 2019 11:26 AM (LGXGf)

146 The one area where I greatly sympathize with the Chinese over the Brits is when the Brits decided to become drug dealers to the world, through the British East India Company. And then they fought a war to make the world safe for Drug Dealers.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)


How dare those Chinese nanny-staters try to block the massive sale of opium! Obviously the Brits were libertarian heroes.

Posted by: Reason Editors at October 08, 2019 11:26 AM (wCmLp)

147 LOL, Now Biden who said he never talked to his son about his Ukrainian "job" says he got permission for said son to be in that "job" from obama....

The wheels on the bus just went "fump, fump, fump".

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:26 AM (jyVW0)

148 The NBA has all their licensed crap made by companies with sweatshops in China. Another reason they were horrified that a team coach would dare say anything that might upset the Chinese run gravy train.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 08, 2019 11:26 AM (7f3YP)

149 "Communists as always love control"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously

true. and our current Wall Street power brokers love control as well, calling themselves capitalists, they love the slave labor of China to pump up profits, or open borders to bring in cheap labor that costs the rest of us. They love monetary policy underwriting their leveraged gambling.


"Capitalism" in a land of liberty, should not be allowed to treat their fellow humans as "owned capital". Government should not be allowed to pile up debt on the next generation, as if they own them as well. The DeepState "ownership" of our own government means they own us all, and have overruled our constitution.


Capitalism works only under the control of the bill of rights and the constitution. Government has to restrain the power brokers (that buy government) ... in China/communism, the government IS the power broker.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2019 11:26 AM (Cus5s)

150 I can't wait for the implosion of the WNBA when the first male player identifies as female and demands a seat on a team.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:26 AM (axyOa)

151 I like the cluelessness in apologizing for any insult to the Chinese culture and fans . Like Hong Kong residents aren't Chinese.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 11:27 AM (NqZ29)

152 The NBA has all their licensed crap made by companies with sweatshops in China.


BINGO!

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:27 AM (QPvMy)

153 Xatrix went the wrong direction when it stopped issuing "Redneck Rampage" video games.

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:27 AM (hgpSN)

154 >>LOL, Now Biden who said he never talked to his son about his Ukrainian "job" says he got permission for said son to be in that "job" from obama....


Didn't Clapper just throw Obama under the bus, too?

Maybe the new strategy is: to big to jail, the Hillary email investigation 2.0.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:28 AM (bDqIh)

155 By the way, China's response to Daryl Morey has been tweeting pictures of the twin towers being hit. What great friends the Chinese are.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 11:28 AM (oZ6kz)

156 The NBA has all their licensed crap made by companies with sweatshops in China.

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Conquest's first law in action.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 11:28 AM (sX1BW)

157 Platinum spikes and wonderkrater

https://tinyurl.com/y4bkayqt

Cause of Younger Dryas ?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 11:28 AM (vWMNq)

158 By the way, China's response to Daryl Morey has been tweeting pictures of the twin towers being hit.

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Sampson and Olajuwon?

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 11:28 AM (sX1BW)

159 >>In the thread below Jackstraw said the impeachment "inquiry" is not about the Ukraine? I missed the context - what was that about?

The House is in court today against the DOJ lawyers arguing for release of the grand jury testimony from the Mueller investigation.

Judge Beryl Howell, and Obama judge, was essentially asking the House lawyers why is your impeachment inquiry all about Ukraine if you are looking for grand jury information about the Russia hoax.

She also told the House that if they wanted the information it would be much easier just to vote for an Impeachment Inquiry.

The House lawyers said they could impeach Trump on Russia issues if they really wanted.

Clown show.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:28 AM (ZLI7S)

160 We NEVER should have done business with the Chicoms, nor any country - meaning russia and others- that hate us and our enemies. It was and is stupid

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (cEsBM)

161 There will be a House vote on starting the impeachment proceedings.

There has to be. Because Trump told them to piss up a rope without one.

And the courts will back him on that (and they have). Because he is right.

The best outcome for Nancy would be for that vote to fail like the other 3 times they have voted on it. But if they vote for it, then they kind of have to come up with articles of impeachment to vote on those.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (9VeU0)

162 137 LOL, Now Biden who said he never talked to his son about his Ukrainian "job" says he got permission for said son to be in that "job" from obama....
Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (O2RFr)

I get the feeling Slow Joe isn't the Chosen One anymore. Maybe it's the Paleface Squaw after all.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (RD7QR)

163 SH: Close - Duncan and Robinson.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (oZ6kz)

164 140 I'll add that NASCAR is neither as "right leaning" nor as popular as it was pre-2001. Kill the spirit, kill the sport.
Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (QPvMy)

I've despised NASCAR since the time I had to miss a crucial Phillies playoff game while deployed overseas because AFN decided to show a NASCAR race instead.

I don't care if you want to watch cars go around in circles on your own time, but if you would show that over October baseball, you are not American.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (N4xQB)

165 Latest round in royal bitch-slap fight

https://tinyurl.com/yywz7eq3

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 11:30 AM (vWMNq)

166 Basketball......basketball......what is this basketball you speak of?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:30 AM (9Om/r)

167 China hates the NBA because they just can't drive the lanes.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:30 AM (axyOa)

168
I, for one, welcome our new Chinese overlords. We need more Panda Expresses in my town.


All kidding aside, its nice to know the NBA makes courageous stands based on American style freedoms and principles.

Maybe they can sell more of their licensed junk at DICKS.

Paragons of virtue indeed.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:30 AM (8XRCm)

169 >>Maybe it's the Paleface Squaw after all.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (RD7QR)

Yao.

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (hgpSN)

170 I am trying to find information on what has been happening with the current Italian government. I believe there were recent elections and the right wing populists lost. The new head is Renzi a leftist. However I am directed in my search always to either NYT or sites full of malware.
Information on Italy's election results is important because Italy is being used as the gateway to swamp Europe with 'migrants' to aid the globalists plans. Salvini and his populists were stopping that afaik. Also Barr is visiting Italy now to gather evidence on the Democrats sedition? Now that the populists seem to be out of power and Renzi is back in? What can Barr really accomplish now?

Posted by: Floridachick at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (fII7r)

171 Warren will get her day in the Barrel.

Trump destroyed her candidacy once with the Pocahontas thing.

But she got better.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (9VeU0)

172 I don't mind that they made WoW. I mind that they made everything else like WoW.

I loved the original Diablo in part because you still had customization. They stripped that out in favor of skill trees that became increasingly restrictive, IMHO.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (wCmLp)

173 161 There will be a House vote on starting the impeachment proceedings.

There has to be. Because Trump told them to piss up a rope without one.

And the courts will back him on that (and they have). Because he is right.

The best outcome for Nancy would be for that vote to fail like the other 3 times they have voted on it. But if they vote for it, then they kind of have to come up with articles of impeachment to vote on those.
Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (9VeU0)

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If this latest push comes to an end without articles and a successful floor vote, the activist and monied left are gonna be pissed. They worked themselves up to the idea that Trump is totes gone because of Ukraine.

If it succeeds, Nancy kisses her majority goodbye for sure, and Trump will still be president because the Senate won't convict.

That awesome office must be worth quite a bit of shit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (q80AH)

174 China loves basketball. They have a 5-9 and under league with 750 million members.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:32 AM (cD09y)

175 Posted by: Becky Cloggenstein of Doylestown, PA at October 08, 2019 11:22 AM (Jj+59)

My ultra-lib SIL is from Doylestown so this is cracking me up.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 08, 2019 11:32 AM (ZGrMX)

176 Maybe it's the Paleface Squaw after all.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (RD7QR)

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They dont call her Lie-a-watha for no reason....

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:32 AM (8XRCm)

177 I loved the original Diablo in part because you still had customization. They stripped that out in favor of skill trees that became increasingly restrictive, IMHO.


this is correct

they also were I feel getting openly hostile to users around the late stages of DII and the intro of DIII

screw Blizz they are petty tyrants have been for awhile

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfCollusion at October 08, 2019 11:32 AM (Rarvo)

178 155 By the way, China's response to Daryl Morey has been tweeting pictures of the twin towers being hit. What great friends the Chinese are.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 11:28 AM (oZ6kz)

Now that would be an interesting conspiracy theory - China was behind 9/11, and blamed it on the muslims, in the hopes that America would get bogged down in the Middle East for 20 years while China started taking over the Pacific

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:32 AM (7HtZB)

179 172 I don't mind that they made WoW. I mind that they made everything else like WoW.

I loved the original Diablo in part because you still had customization. They stripped that out in favor of skill trees that became increasingly restrictive, IMHO.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (wCmLp)

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I pumped 40 hours into Diablo III, beat it, and never felt like playing it again.

I could still pick up Diablo II.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (q80AH)

180 If this latest push comes to an end without articles and a successful floor vote, the activist and monied left are gonna be pissed. They worked themselves up to the idea that Trump is totes gone because of Ukraine.

If it succeeds, Nancy kisses her majority goodbye for sure, and Trump will still be president because the Senate won't convict.

That awesome office must be worth quite a bit of shit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (q80AH)


Heads Trump wins, Tails Nancy loses.

Like I said, either Trump is an 11d chessmaster or else he's the luckiest sumbitch EVAR.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (9VeU0)

181 I suppose the National Basketball Association will soon be the People's Basketball Association, if it's not so in everything but name already.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (tVQUs)

182

It's money that matters
Hear what I say
It's money that matters
In the USA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (aKsyK)

183 But she got better.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (9VeU0)

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No... not really. Beto Joe and Kamalla all imploded.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (8XRCm)

184 Morey put the Rockets owner in a bind. But at that point the damage was done. The smart play would have been to go all in and fully support Morey's statement. Grab US marketshare as the freedom loving owner. Now's he's playing an apologetic game that will not win back China, and will only anger his US fanbase.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (sX1BW)

185
We NEVER should have done business with the Chicoms, nor any country -
meaning russia and others- that hate us and our enemies. It was and is
stupid


And BJ Cliton never should've given our entire manufacturing sector to them and Mexico when he signed NAFTA and put me and millions of other hard-working Americans out of work and out of a career, too. He knew what he was doing, tho'. Lots of us made small contributions to Republicans which was destroyed with that abortion of a law.


#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (HaL55)

186 screw Blizz they are petty tyrants have been for awhile

They already went full "social credit" when they stated they'd ban people for saying things they disapprove of outside of their own platforms. This is just the next logical step.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (ZGrMX)

187 in the hopes that America would get bogged down in the Middle East for 20 years while China started taking over the Pacific

Naw man, that's crazy talk...

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:34 AM (QPvMy)

188 170
I am trying to find information on what has been happening with the
current Italian government. I believe there were recent elections and
the right wing populists lost. The new head is Renzi a leftist.


Brittany Pettibone did a confusing video (and wedding update) on the Italian situation. I think Renzi got in without an election somehow.

Live From Rome: The End Of Salvini?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN0cN-zBDsk

Oh yes. She also took her husband's surname.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 11:34 AM (vWMNq)

189 Like I said, either Trump is an 11d chessmaster or else he's the luckiest sumbitch EVAR.

As the Israelis say, the secret to their incredible success is who their opponents are.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 08, 2019 11:34 AM (ZGrMX)

190 We NEVER should have done business with the Chicoms,
nor any country - meaning russia and others- that hate us and our
enemies. It was and is stupid

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (cEsBM)


Waay back when Billy Bob was preznit, a relative on the ex's side was literally a rocket scientist. Specialized in payloads. Dude was in his late 30's early 40's. Of course, he worked for Loral. He just up and quit, packed up his family in CA and moved back to Nebraska.
It took us a little while to figure out why, and what it was that made him give up such a lucrative career path - dude was raking it in. Basically up and retired (well, went into real estate). Too bad more didn't follow his example.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:34 AM (Z1ykJ)

191 Meanwhi, crazy Islamaphobe Drumpf is not bowing to China:

BREAKING: Trump is adding 28 Chinese companies, government offices and security bureaus to a blacklist over their role in facilitating human rights abuses against Muslims in China's Xinjiang region.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5wta6sn

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:34 AM (bDqIh)

192 I could still pick up Diablo II.


oh hell yes

my kid started playing on a whim and I cracked open a new lightning tree sorc and it was still massively fun to play!

plus you know, cow level

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfCollusion at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (Rarvo)

193 This will end in bloodshed, or with "our" side losing, and being subjugated.


Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (77WPm)


Oh hell no.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (9Om/r)

194 By the way, China's response to Daryl Morey has been tweeting pictures of the twin towers being hit. What great friends the Chinese are.
Posted by: Broseidon


Tweet pics back of Japs raping Nanking.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (0t+fn)

195 I pumped 40 hours into Diablo III, beat it, and never felt like playing it again.

I could still pick up Diablo II.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (q80AH)


Same here. I want my Diablo 1 warrior with a backup bow for fast baddies, and a belt full of flame wave scrolls to take care of the hordes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (wCmLp)

196 But she got better.



Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:31 AM (9VeU0)



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No... not really. Beto Joe and Kamalla all imploded.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:33 AM (8XRCm)

Pretty much. She's the default option left over after all the rest of the "top" tier are gone. She still has precisely zero appeal outside of the Acela Corridor media and insulated college towns.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (77WPm)

197 Filipinos have an odd love for basketball.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (Uu+Jp)

198 I think Renzi got in without an election somehow.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 11:34 AM (vWMNq)

This fits with my understanding of how leftists operate, so I don't care to fact check it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (KUaJL)

199 To bad that Trump threw Hong Kong
Posted by: Kurt at October 08, 2019 11:04 AM (T3q7e)

To bad some folks haven't learned how to use prepositions correctly. To, to bad.
Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM (hgpSN)

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Really, two bad.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:08 AM


There, their, they're....it's only a troll. Nothing to get worked up about.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (ejd/p)

200
I pumped 40 hours into Diablo III, beat it, and never felt like playing it again.


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Dont talk about Cake Girl like that.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (8XRCm)

201 I'm sure our social commies are just totes certain they can help implement the 'right' kind of social communism in China. Every other version of communism has just been done wrong.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (h41rK)

202 BREAKING: Trump is adding 28 Chinese companies, government offices and security bureaus to a blacklist over their role in facilitating human rights abuses against Muslims in China's Xinjiang region.

I'm going to enjoy the libs twisting themselves into knots over Trump setting up Muslims vs. communists. It's nearly as perfect as the "Islam is right about women" signs.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (ZGrMX)

203 Also, in addition to fuck up game mechanics for all RPGs, they also ruined game art, which now is dominated by that cartoony look.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (wCmLp)

204 Let me guess -- The NBA, like the NFL and MLB, is exempt from antitrust and labor laws.

Kinda like unions are exempt from laws against vandalism and violence directed at a company.

Or like congresscritters are exempt from insider trading laws.

Or like federal employees are exempt from firing.

You'd almost think the deck is stacked against private citizens. Almost.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (Z4rgH)

205 >>Tweet pics back of Japs raping Nanking.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (0t+fn)

Or a picture of a restroom sign instructing Chinese tourists in their own language not to stand on the rim of the toilet--like, umm, a primate--when moving the bowels.

Yes/No.

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:37 AM (hgpSN)

206 Now that the populists seem to be out of power and Renzi is back in?

?! I see nothing that suggests Renzi is back in power. In fact, he seems to be running scared.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:37 AM (IMdOQ)

207 All this talk of Diablo, does anyone need a cake?

Posted by: Cake Girl at October 08, 2019 11:37 AM (vg8iE)

208 Oh, the wondrous Cake Girl... I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:37 AM (QPvMy)

209 China loves basketball. They have a 5-9 and under league with 750 million members.

Then why don't they start their own leagues and televise them? And leave us alone.
This bullshit of bending over backwards so as not to "offend" the rest of the world is bullshit.


I sure don't see them self-censoring to keep from offending me and my sensibilities.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:37 AM (HaL55)

210 This will end in bloodshed, or with "our" side losing, and being subjugated.




Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:25 AM (77WPm)


Oh hell no.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (9Om/r)

Whistle past the graveyard all you want, but "our" side has been saying "Oh hell no." for my entire adult life and over that time we've gone from "no homo marriage" and "2nd trimester abortions only to save a mother's life" to "tranny story time" and infanticide, just as examples.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (77WPm)

211 In my experience, jocks fall into 2 distinct types. Yeah, there are the brain-dead, entitled ones who don't do shit in school because they assume they're going to make it to the pros and don't need to learn anything else. But I also knew good athletes who were also excellent students - because they were driven to be the best at everything they did. They didn't turn off the competiveness switch when they were in class. They might be a smaller group than the "dumb jock" bunch, but they exist. I once knew a guy who had been a college football star who later became a doctor.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (d6Ksn)

212 does anyone remember Might & Magic when it was really good??!

lol sorry got me thinking of old fun RPGs

chain lightning on cow level

oh the fun I had!

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfCollusion at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (Rarvo)

213 193 This will end in bloodshed, or with "our" side losing, and being subjugated


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Been there. Done that in another time and place. Wont happen again.

Posted by: Floridachick at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (fII7r)

214 >>197 Filipinos have an odd love for basketball.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (Uu+Jp)

And Frank Sinatra karaoke. You fuck up "My Way" in a Filipino bar, you've got a fight on your hands.

Posted by: Zod at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (hgpSN)

215 Cake girl???

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (axyOa)

216 202 BREAKING: Trump is adding 28 Chinese companies, government offices and security bureaus to a blacklist over their role in facilitating human rights abuses against Muslims in China's Xinjiang region.


So that explains the stock market today

Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (O2RFr)

217 I'm going to enjoy the libs twisting themselves into knots over Trump setting up Muslims vs. communists. It's nearly as perfect as the "Islam is right about women" signs.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (ZGrMX)


"Well you see, like Satan, the great deceiver, his primary weapon is division. Trump loves to pit his enemies against one another."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (KUaJL)

218 I'll take a Diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper.

And make it quick, I'm in a God damn hurry.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (oZ6kz)

219 The one area where I greatly sympathize with the Chinese over the Brits is when the Brits decided to become drug dealers to the world, through the British East India Company. And then they fought a war to make the world safe for Drug Dealers.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:24 AM (Kpl3J)

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Yes. The British were very, very naughty. They started two wars for the drug trade.

And they helped kick off the horrifying Taiping Rebellion.

The whole thing was awful.

That said, it was the refusal of the Qianlong Emperor to receive Macartney without the kowtowing, and to demand silver-only payments for revenge, that started the whole unfortunate progression of events.

Not that Chinese arrogance justifies the actions of the Brits. Just that it caused them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (ggmC1)

220 >>In my experience, jocks fall into 2 distinct types.

There are 3 types.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (ZLI7S)

221
There, their, they're....it's only a troll. Nothing to get worked up about.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 08, 2019 11:36 AM (ejd/p)


A favorite example (usually met with silence):

I'd rather get a blowjob than give one.


I'd rather get a blowjob, then give one.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (Z1ykJ)

222 >>197 Filipinos have an odd love for basketball.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at October 08, 2019 11:35 AM (Uu+Jp)

That, and boxing. It seems strange why that is.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (cD09y)

223 Cake girl???
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (axyOa)

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Wait.... wut?

You're a long time regular.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (8XRCm)

224 Cake girl???
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (axyOa)


Yes, please.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (9VeU0)

225 If Obama were still President he'd be reprimanding the NBA for its insensitivity ---after he was done feting Greta Scowlberg at the WH.

My degree of not missing TFG is off the charts.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (koNhm)

226 http://bit.ly/2Mon4GV
*******
Trump Criticized For Breaking With Longstanding American Tradition Of Remaining In Middle Eastern Countries Indefinitely | The Babylon Bee

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (BqBId)

227 https://images.app.goo.gl/1mDcVnch1x9UETJ9A

Damn, Ryan had it all and the cake too.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (QPvMy)

228 Another thing I can't boycott because I haven't watched a bakkaball game since the turn of the century.


Funny how the bakkaball players are all woke on anything, usually nothing here in the USA. More proof that blacks are very racist... they hate yellow people.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (pw+jk)

229 I'm fairly sure the Chi-Coms are racists.

Posted by: Fritz at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (2Mnv1)

230 The NBA is super cool with Child Slavery.

As long as they are Chinese.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (4VGhz)

231 190 We NEVER should have done business with the Chicoms,
nor any country - meaning russia and others- that hate us and our
enemies. It was and is stupid

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 08, 2019 11:29 AM (cEsBM)

Waay back when Billy Bob was preznit, a relative on the ex's side was literally a rocket scientist. Specialized in payloads. Dude was in his late 30's early 40's. Of course, he worked for Loral. He just up and quit, packed up his family in CA and moved back to Nebraska.
It took us a little while to figure out why, and what it was that made him give up such a lucrative career path - dude was raking it in. Basically up and retired (well, went into real estate). Too bad more didn't follow his example.
Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:34 AM (Z1ykJ)

Hughes wanted to sell satellites to China. The Chinese wanted their rockets to launch these satellites but they weren't good enough. Hughes went to Bill Clinton and offered him a shit-ton of schmundo. Bill gave the Chinese the technology they wanted. The fact that it improved their ICBMs was entirely inconsequential to Bill.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (RD7QR)

232 If Obama were still President he'd be reprimanding the NBA for its insensitivity ---after he was done feting Greta Scowlberg at the WH.

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The carbon footprint of playing NBA games in China must be off the charts.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (sX1BW)

233 Cake girl???

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (axyOa)


Bunk!

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (77WPm)

234 There. Are. Four. Jocks!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (axyOa)

235 They're playing basketball
We love that basketball
They're playing basketball
We love that basketball

Posted by: The CCP at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (tVQUs)

236 A favorite example (usually met with silence):

I'd rather get a blowjob than give one.


I'd rather get a blowjob, then give one.
Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM


Imma have to remember that one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (ejd/p)

237 At least the NBA, like Hollywood, is transparent in its groveling before the Chinese. We have had politicians and ex-politicos turned lobbyists effectively on Chinese payroll or the payroll of those benefiting from business with the Chinese ever since most favored nation status was a thing. They're effectively doing China's bidding under the guise of spreading democracy through trade.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (71o8T)

238 >>Like I said, either Trump is an 11d chessmaster or else he's the luckiest sumbitch EVAR.


He's smarter than is given credit for, but he also appears to be really good at reading people. He has the ability to find an opponent's weakness and just keep push-push-pushing them into making colossal mistakes. His communication game is top notch.

He also appears to be really good at seizing - or pouncing on? - opportunities. While I imagine he's gamed out what he's doing with this Ukraine/FISA/coup stuff in detail, he is flexible enough to react effectively to their every move. Releasing the transcript, for example, completely short-circuited the Schiff and Pelosi, to the point that they were so off-kilter they continued with their plan, thus showing what a sham it was.

Is that 11D chess? Dunno. But it is a set of skills we don't typically see in politics, and it is fun to watch. A lot!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (bDqIh)

239 227 https://images.app.goo.gl/1mDcVnch1x9UETJ9A

Damn, Ryan had it all and the cake too.
Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (QPvMy)

Fuckin' Ryan.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (RD7QR)

240 Last night on the way home from an event, I was listening to the last hour of Mark Levin. OMG, Levin was on and on about how we were leaving our Kurd friends to die at the hands of Erdowan, this was a horrible thing to do etc. He had about five callers in a row ( hand selected , I'm sure) that claimed to be vets, some had experience with Kurd fighters, etc. all howling and crying over how awful this is .

I'm thinking, uhh, aren't we simply moving 50 people out of harms way and reassigning them?

Finally, Levin ends and Breitbart starts and it was like a different universe. Joel Pollack and the female pundit( can't think of name) begin discussing this move. Pollack had absolutely the best take on this I've heard. He said that it's 50 people, like a classroom size group of likely Rangers, special Ops, etc. He also said that it's time the Kurds actually got their act together and knowing we were eventually leaving them, to try to form a government, a stable society, police force, etc. like most other countries do when an ally finally leaves them. He gave the example of when Britain left Palestine and Israel decided to support itself, not rely on other countries.

He said he asked someone familiar with the Kurds why the Kurds have not determined a leader, formed a framework for a government, etc. and that person laughed and told him it was because they were too busy fighting each other. And then Pollack posed the question to the listening audience last night, did we really want to become a permanent baby sitter for this group, pouring millions of dollars and American lives for a group who can't even determine a leader and demonstrate they want to be an autonomous area of Syria?

Posted by: Jen the original at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (7f3YP)

241

I was done when the first asshole knelt during the anthem.
You stand for your country.

You stand for your anthem.

You kneel before God.



Posted by: irongrampa at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (KATBx)

242 China owns LeBron James.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (4VGhz)

243 Cake girl???
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (axyOa)

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Wait.... wut?

You're a long time regular.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM



Brain cramp. Drawing a complete blank on this.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (axyOa)

244 I was a huge NBA fan since I was a kid. Posters of Jerry West , Wilt Chamberlain and Pete Maravich in my room. I switched allegiance to the Celtics and Havlicek was my sports hero. Then the Celtics were lucky enough to get Bird shortly after Havlicek retired. I gave up the NBA at the end of Jordan's career . He changed the game or rather they let him change the game for the worse. I no longer had any interest but I didn't start a boycott until after the Martin / Zimmerman shooting . The NBA players hated me.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (NqZ29)

245 Black Rifle Coffee Co. has a Prius mounted with a Vulcan 20 mm Gatling Gun.

https://youtu.be/4Uk2ZU6BPQU

Because of course they do.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (7cCNF)

246 https://images.app.goo.gl/1mDcVnch1x9UETJ9A

Damn, Ryan had it all and the cake too.
Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (QPvMy)

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Ryan is one VERY lucky sumbitch.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (8XRCm)

247 Don't see much of that nonsense in baseball. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Still Another Zap Rowsdower


Not yet.

But soon. One of the next moves in ML Baseball will be to have a franchise or two in Mexico. They will either have expansion, or move weak franchises to Mexico.
Mexico City, Monterray come to mind.

And then baseball will bend the knee to Open Borders, etc. Can't offend their customers, you know.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (vcOmj)

248 https://images.app.goo.gl/1mDcVnch1x9UETJ9A

Damn, Ryan had it all and the cake too.
Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM



OOOOOOhhhhhh.
Got it.
Thanxs.
Gawd...getting old sucks.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (axyOa)

249 The NBA is super cool with Child Slavery.

As long as they are Chinese.
Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (4VGhz)

That's the case with most big corporations, actually.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (tVQUs)

250 I love my Spurs, but the NBA can absolutely go fuck itself in its ass.

See: NFL, kneeling for how to destroy a golden goose in one easy step.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (wtvvX)

251 did we really want to become a permanent baby sitter for this group, pouring millions of dollars and American lives for a group who can't even determine a leader and demonstrate they want to be an autonomous area of Syria?

they don't want to be autonomous or self-governing

they just want to fuck and fight and not do any work

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfCollusion at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (Rarvo)

252
Brain cramp. Drawing a complete blank on this.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (axyOa)

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https://images.app.goo.gl/1mDcVnch1x9UETJ9A

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (8XRCm)

253 Fuckin' Ryan.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM


Well, she's his wife, so probably, yeah.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (ejd/p)

254 He also appears to be really good at seizing - or pouncing on? - opportunities. While I imagine he's gamed out what he's doing with this Ukraine/FISA/coup stuff in detail, he is flexible enough to react effectively to their every move. Releasing the transcript, for example, completely short-circuited the Schiff and Pelosi, to the point that they were so off-kilter they continued with their plan, thus showing what a sham it was.

Is that 11D chess? Dunno. But it is a set of skills we don't typically see in politics, and it is fun to watch. A lot!
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (bDqIh)


Watch. By the end of the year we are going to own Greenland.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (9VeU0)

255 He's smarter than is given credit for, but he also appears to be really good at reading people. He has the ability to find an opponent's weakness and just keep push-push-pushing them into making colossal mistakes. His communication game is top notch.

That's been my long-standing theory. He's not playing 11-D chess, he just has a highly refined ability to "read the room". It's why Twitter works so well for him: he can throw out tweets and if they don't elicit the response he wants, he moves on, but if they do he follows up.

Plus, it's why he does so well in chaos: when things are chaotic and uncertain, people reveal their true natures and their true beliefs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (wCmLp)

256 That said, it was the refusal of the Qianlong Emperor to receive Macartney without the kowtowing, and to demand silver-only payments for revenge, that started the whole unfortunate progression of events.


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Would Ringo have kowtowed?

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (7HtZB)

257 Thanxs.
Gawd...getting old sucks.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (axyOa)

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Memory is your second thing that goes ????


Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (8XRCm)

258 Billy Boy and his witch wife Hillary sold high end military tech to China. Also sent our Nuke Scientists over time China to 'share' knowledge, which advanced China's nuke program by fifty years.

Clinton also got around trade regs by having a high end satellite 'blow up' during launch from the Chinese Space program's pad. It didn't really blow up the satellite since the satellite was never on board. People always wondered why American Satellites were being launched by the Chicoms who got paid handsomely to do it instead of NASA.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (h41rK)

259 238
Is that 11D chess? Dunno. But it is a set of skills we don't typically see in politics, and it is fun to watch. A lot!
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:41 AM (bDqIh)

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Yeah, the 11D chess bit is done by people who don't understand the difference between strategic and tactical thinking.

Trump's a tactician. He's got his end goal, and he's going to navigate his way to it without a whole lot of pre-planning, using his understanding of the obstacles along the way to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.

That's a kind of thinking that a lot of our political class don't have. They're strategists, if they're anything. They want to map out where to go and will completely fall apart at the first break from their plans.

Both techniques have their advantages, but in protracted battles you go with the tactician. He's going to be months into a battle and still nimble while the strategist will have completely collapsed, trying to come up with new well-thought out plans in the heat of battle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (q80AH)

260 Three Corner Hat girl > Cake Girl though.


Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (QPvMy)

261 Maybe the Horde should come up with its own professional sports league. Something that's unapologetically patriotic and fun.

Has to be something new and goofy we can do with a stick and a ball.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (J+mig)

262 From the sidebar:

Media's temple to itself, the "Newseum" media museum, to close at end of year due to lack of interest in sniffing Jim Acosta's jockstrap
_________

Meanwhile, at the Codeum, the lines stretch around the block.

Posted by: Eeyore at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (ZbwAu)

263 @251
You could basically fill in any American "disadvantaged" group and make the same point.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (koNhm)

264 Counterintuitive, I know.

But seeing "NBA" in CBD's rant was all I needed to read, before skipping the rest of it, dropping down here past all the comments and posting thusly:

Fuck the NBA, the entire enterprise, in every dimension.

Nothing against the game itself. Seems to be a great way to keep a lot of kids amused at the park, or such.

But the NBA and everything associated with it can vaporize in a puff of smoke, and our Nation and Society would not be diminished one tiny bit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (QzJWU)

265 You could not have come across a greater sports fan than I was at age 15. Today I'd like to raze the entire professional sports industry and salt the earth where they stood.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (H8QX8)

266 Our politics is screwed up, UK politics is even more screwed up, Israeli politics is even MORE screwed up...

and then there's Italy.

No, Renzi is not back in - the current Italian PM is Giuseppe Conte, while the most significant leader in Italy is Matteo Salvini, who is currently out of power. The MSM call Salvini "far right wing" although by American Standards he would be a centrist Democrat. He's "far right wing" because he's said that maybe it's not a good idea to let all of Libya migrate up to Italy.

Salvini's party quit the government a few months back, thinking he could force elections. Instead, his old partners, 5 Star, who said they would never govern with leftists, decided to form an alliance with the unpopular leftists, of which Renzi was still a member. Just to show he could be counted on, shortly after this new alliance was formed Renzi walked out of his old leftist party and announced that he and 10 guys were creating a NEW party, just because.

Most people think this is only going to benefit Salvini in the long run, because the current government has no popular support and is screwing things up all over. And Salvini can kick back and say "hey you guys are doin' this all on your own."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (Kpl3J)

267 I've missed cake girl. Didn't her daddy wipe the interwebs of all her images?

Bastard.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (u6xw0)

268 Expansion to Mexico is likely still decades away. There are still a few US cities first in line for relocation, and I don't see any new expansion happening soon.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 11:45 AM (oZ6kz)

269 Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 11:40 AM (RD7QR)


I remember that excuse - and the fact that the technology was far more encompassing than just satellites. It boggles the mind to think how much tech we've handed over. They'd still be trying to figure out 200MHz CPU's at this point.


Sickening!

Trumpism intended

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:45 AM (Z1ykJ)

270
Three Corner Hat girl > Cake Girl though.


Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (QPvMy)

----

No.

HELL NO.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:45 AM (8XRCm)

271 Whistle past the graveyard all you want, but "our"
side has been saying "Oh hell no." for my entire adult life and over
that time we've gone from "no homo marriage" and "2nd trimester
abortions only to save a mother's life" to "tranny story time" and
infanticide, just as examples.


Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:38 AM (77WPm)


Well, you said we would be subjugated. I don't see that. Putting on my ancient world war lord boots for a moment I see the enemy aborting themselves, going full fag and tranny. To make a long story short, when shit hits the fan, the fires of their burning corpses will be seen from mars, and we'll stop when nobody is left to complain.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:45 AM (9Om/r)

272 >>That's the case with most big corporations, actually.


Most Corporations have at least some diversity.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:45 AM (4VGhz)

273 260 Three Corner Hat girl > Cake Girl though.


Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (QPvMy)


HOW DARE YOU ?!?!?!

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (9VeU0)

274 247 Don't see much of that nonsense in baseball. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Still Another Zap Rowsdower


Not yet.

But soon. One of the next moves in ML Baseball will be to have a franchise or two in Mexico. They will either have expansion, or move weak franchises to Mexico.
Mexico City, Monterray come to mind.

And then baseball will bend the knee to Open Borders, etc. Can't offend their customers, you know.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (vcOmj)

===========

Counter:

One baseball player at the major league level ever kneeled during the anthem. That was Bruce Maxwell, a middling catcher for the Oakland Athletics.

He no longer plays baseball because he's generally a giant fuckup who was never that good as a catcher or batter and he pulled a gun on a female fast food delivery driver delivering food to his house in Arizona. He got arrested and no team ever signed him on any deal again.

Just sayin...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (q80AH)

275 >>He's smarter than is given credit for, but he also appears to be really good at reading people. He has the ability to find an opponent's weakness and just keep push-push-pushing them into making colossal mistakes. His communication game is top notch.

People who aren't sales people often make the mistake of thinking all sales people are Joe Isuzu clones. Sales is someone buying something from someone else. It is at its core all about personal interaction.

Good sales people are masters of reading people and situations and Trump is a master salesman. A lot of people think he is a buffoon or has no idea what's going on when the truth is complete opposite. He does and says things often to get people to react and in doing so they tell him exactly what they are thinking and how to beat them.

There's a reason why The Art of War is taught in virtually all sales classes. It's all about reading people, reading the opponents, and understanding strategies to win.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (ZLI7S)

276 >>Three Corner Hat girl > Cake Girl though.


Are you blind...

or are you gay?

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (4VGhz)

277 The MLB only had one guy kneel - back-up catcher that got bounced from the league pretty quickly.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (oZ6kz)

278 That's been my long-standing theory. He's not playing 11-D chess, he just has a highly refined ability to "read the room". It's why Twitter works so well for him: he can throw out tweets and if they don't elicit the response he wants, he moves on, but if they do he follows up.

Plus, it's why he does so well in chaos: when things are chaotic and uncertain, people reveal their true natures and their true beliefs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (wCmLp)


Brings to mind Kipling's "if":

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise...

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (aS1PU)

279
I've missed cake girl. Didn't her daddy wipe the interwebs of all her images?

Bastard.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (u6xw0)

----

https://tinyurl.com/y6h2yfo4


NOPE

Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (8XRCm)

280
I'd rather get a blowjob than give one.


I'd rather get a blowjob, then give one.


Posted by: clutch cargo at October 08, 2019 11:39 AM (Z1ykJ)


I've never understood how people screw this up. They aren't even pronounced the same, unlike they're, their, there and to, two, too.

Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (nRWPy)

281 Both techniques have their advantages, but in protracted battles you go with the tactician. He's going to be months into a battle and still nimble while the strategist will have completely collapsed, trying to come up with new well-thought out plans in the heat of battle.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (q80AH)

McLellan vs Grant.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:47 AM (Kpl3J)

282 255 He's smarter than is given credit for, but he also appears to be really good at reading people. He has the ability to find an opponent's weakness and just keep push-push-pushing them into making colossal mistakes. His communication game is top notch.

That's been my long-standing theory. He's not playing 11-D chess, he just has a highly refined ability to "read the room". It's why Twitter works so well for him: he can throw out tweets and if they don't elicit the response he wants, he moves on, but if they do he follows up.

Plus, it's why he does so well in chaos: when things are chaotic and uncertain, people reveal their true natures and their true beliefs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM (wCmLp)

===========

I went to one of his smaller rallies when he was campaigning in SC in 2016.

Maybe 200 people in the room.

He worked it perfectly, and he was just riffing for an hour. I saw a bunch of politicians in that week off work, and not a one could work a crowd like he could.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:47 AM (q80AH)

283 That's the case with most big corporations, actually.


Most Corporations have at least some diversity.
Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:45 AM (4VGhz)

True, a lot of them are perfectly fine with Indian or African Child Slaves as much as they are with Chinese ones.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 11:47 AM (tVQUs)

284 https://tinyurl.com/y6h2yfo4


NOPE
Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (8XRCm


Bless you, sir!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:47 AM (h41rK)

285 Well, you said we would be subjugated. I don't see
that. Putting on my ancient world war lord boots for a moment I see the
enemy aborting themselves, going full fag and tranny. To make a long
story short, when shit hits the fan, the fires of their burning corpses
will be seen from mars, and we'll stop when nobody is left to complain.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:45 AM (9Om/r)

So, bloodshed. Copious amounts thereof. Seems we're in agreement. (tips cap)

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:47 AM (77WPm)

286 Black Rifle Coffee Co. has a Prius mounted with a Vulcan 20 mm Gatling Gun.

https://youtu.be/4Uk2ZU6BPQU

Because of course they do.
Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM


I need a cigarette after that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 08, 2019 11:48 AM (ejd/p)

287 >> I'm going to enjoy the libs twisting themselves into knots over Trump setting up Muslims vs. communists. It's nearly as perfect as the "Islam is right about women" signs.


It's better, because what China is doing to the Uyghurs - and political prisoners/people of other faith - is monstrous. The Left like AOC scream about ICE detention facilities being "concentration camps" while we have China running actual concentration camps.

Every day the Democrats and NeverTrumpers don't denounce China's human rights atrocities is a day that Trump shows what hypocrites they are. He does this again and again, with the CA homeless, with the fentanyl crossing our open border, etc.. They claim to care while encouraging policies that kill, bigly.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:48 AM (bDqIh)

288 People who aren't sales people often make the mistake of thinking all sales people are Joe Isuzu clones. Sales is someone buying something from someone else. It is at its core all about personal interaction.

Good sales people are masters of reading people and situations and Trump is a master salesman. A lot of people think he is a buffoon or has no idea what's going on when the truth is complete opposite. He does and says things often to get people to react and in doing so they tell him exactly what they are thinking and how to beat them.

There's a reason why The Art of War is taught in virtually all sales classes. It's all about reading people, reading the opponents, and understanding strategies to win.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:46 AM (ZLI7S)


Yup. Trump is the first salesman we've had as a President, and once you understand that a lot of the stuff he does makes sense.

People like to piss on salesmen, but much of life is sales. Employment, dating, etc. is all about convincing someone else that it's in their best interest to go along with your proposal.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:48 AM (wCmLp)

289 It would seem the Arc of History bends to dictatorship and servitude.

Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2019 11:48 AM (MxEKc)

290 HELL NO. Posted by: fixerupper
Yep.

https://bit.ly/2LVbtAb

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:49 AM (QPvMy)

291 281 Both techniques have their advantages, but in protracted battles you go with the tactician. He's going to be months into a battle and still nimble while the strategist will have completely collapsed, trying to come up with new well-thought out plans in the heat of battle.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (q80AH)

McLellan vs Grant.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:47 AM (Kpl3J)

===========

"I can't move! I still need that final corps!"
-McLellan

"Fuck it! Let's go!"
-Grant

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:49 AM (q80AH)

292 https://tinyurl.com/y6h2yfo4


NOPE
Posted by: fixerupper


That should be worth a week in the box.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 11:49 AM (cWLG9)

293 The NBA is still a thing?
I guess I can lose my McAdoo, Braves Jersey.

Posted by: Where are the indictments at October 08, 2019 11:50 AM (Bf3hj)

294 I was done when the first asshole knelt during the anthem.
You stand for your country.

You stand for your anthem.

You kneel before God



Yes.

Posted by: Floridachick at October 08, 2019 11:50 AM (fII7r)

295 He worked it perfectly, and he was just riffing for an hour. I saw a bunch of politicians in that week off work, and not a one could work a crowd like he could.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:47 AM (q80AH)


His large scale speeches early on were a bit stiff, but he's steadily improved since then, and now they are great.

Seriously, I'd love to see Trump versus Bill Clinton at his prime. That would be a hell of a political campaign. As it is, I'd easily rate Trump as one of the best politicians in the last fifty years.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:50 AM (wCmLp)

296 I don't get it.

Tri Corner Hat Girl is not attractive at all.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:51 AM (4VGhz)

297 Thank you Tom Servo for the explanation on Italy.

Posted by: Floridachick at October 08, 2019 11:51 AM (fII7r)

298 It would seem the Arc of History bends to dictatorship and servitude.


Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2019 11:48 AM (MxEKc)


Most people are happy to give up liberty for servitude and a safety net. What they don't get is that the safety net is really a snare.

Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:51 AM (nRWPy)

299 Big investors, big business and Wall Street are in love with Chinese money. That's why the stock market drops whenever tariffs are placed on Chinese goods or there is news that trade deal talks are going bad. What is wrong with making money from selling stuff to Americans? These businesses and investors are less patriotic than Antifa.

Posted by: mercenary13 at October 08, 2019 11:51 AM (TLrKv)

300 289 It would seem the Arc of History bends to dictatorship and servitude.
Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2019 11:48 AM (MxEKc)

Despotism is the mean, and without the eternal vigilance required to sustain liberty, society will revert to it.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 08, 2019 11:52 AM (J+mig)

301 Thank you Tom Servo for the explanation on Italy.

Posted by: Floridachick at October 08, 2019 11:51 AM (fII7r)

Seconded.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:52 AM (77WPm)

302 I feel left out. Never seen this cake girl. Can't even find a pic online.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:52 AM (h41rK)

303 I've always been a fool for blondes in stompy boots, so YMMV.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:52 AM (QPvMy)

304
Would Ringo have kowtowed?
Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (7HtZB)

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LOL. Probably. He was the nicest Beatle, after all.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 11:53 AM (ggmC1)

305 I don't know where I would place Trump on the tactics-logistics-strategy scale.

His talent stack seems to cover it all.

If we go back to the Scott Adams Master Persuader thesis, he sets up all his conflicts (or at least as many as he can) such that all outcomes are wins for him.

Creating the conditions for victory >> winning.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 11:53 AM (9VeU0)

306 A family relative knows Adam Silver very well, and I met him once at a family function to which he was invited. Total cold fish; the herring lying on a bed of ice has more warmth and appeal.

The quintessential pencil necked geek. Rod Rosenstein thinks "thank God I'm not the dorkiest person when Silver's around".

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 08, 2019 11:53 AM (y7DUB)

307 Most people are happy to give up liberty for servitude and a safety net. What they don't get is that the safety net is really a snare.
Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:51 AM (nRWPy)

It's a trap!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (J+mig)

308 Question: Why do all leftist men sound like fags? When they play a clip on the radio or TV or when say, Tucker, has a guest, I can tell its a leftist from the first syllable without looking up. They all sound like a parody of queer eye for the straight guy.


Are they now changing their "accent" to please their cultural icons? Like valley-girl or the way the british vowels changed in the 18th century?

Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (nRWPy)

309 Google image "diablo cake girl", she's famous.

Google image search "ace of spades hq tri corner hat girl" , we're famous.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (QPvMy)

310 289 It would seem the Arc of History bends to dictatorship and servitude.

Posted by: Ripley at October 08, 2019 11:48 AM (MxEKc)


Been long postulated by political philosophers across the ideological spectrum that "liberal" societies tend to become so pluralistic that they become devoid of any unifying principles, culture, even language. They become "weak" societies ripe to be picked by any "strong" culture or society.

Take a look at Western Europe, Canada, or even the USA and tell me they're flat-out wrong.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (77WPm)

311 First Squawk
@FirstSquawk
MEXICO DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER SEADE SAYS EXPECTS US HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI TO MAKE DECISION TO MOVE AHEAD WITH USMCA TRADE DEAL BY EARLY NOVEMBER

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (BqBId)

312 Both techniques have their advantages, but in protracted battles you go with the tactician. He's going to be months into a battle and still nimble while the strategist will have completely collapsed, trying to come up with new well-thought out plans in the heat of battle.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:44 AM (q80AH)


Soviet versus US doctrine. In the Soviet system, everything below a Corps was basically "follow your orders, no matter what" and there was no room for independent thought. The US, on the other hand, in theory emphasized flexibility at the lowest levels. "Here's the desired endstate, make it happen."

The danger for the strategist is that they don't respond to events on the ground and so end up with a plan that is hopelessly out of date. The tactician risks getting caught up in endless small fights that distract from the overarching goal.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 08, 2019 11:55 AM (wCmLp)

313 Black Rifle Coffee Co. has a Prius mounted with a Vulcan 20 mm Gatling Gun.

https://youtu.be/4Uk2ZU6BPQU

Because of course they do.


Now, I'd be allowed to do this if I put a manual transmission in the Prius, right? I know automatics are banned...

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:55 AM (Ibwur)

314 Has to be something new and goofy we can do with a stick and a ball.

Oooh oooh, pick me!!! Pick ME! I know what we can do!

It's called "Whack-a-Prog." If we can't get close enough to hit one in the head with the stick, then we hit them with the ball.

Other than that, the rules are the same as Calvinball.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:55 AM (HaL55)

315 Athletes have just as many neurons as anyone else - those neurons are simply devoted to controlling their musculature - and making real time adjustments to physical reality - instead of intellectual pursuits. The total processing power is the same.

Posted by: It's the seriousness of the charge at October 08, 2019 11:55 AM (KoBpR)

316 Who is adam silver?

Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:55 AM (nRWPy)

317 311 First Squawk
@FirstSquawk
MEXICO DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER SEADE SAYS EXPECTS US HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI TO MAKE DECISION TO MOVE AHEAD WITH USMCA TRADE DEAL BY EARLY NOVEMBER
Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (BqBId)

==========

How on earth will they do that when they're in the middle of an impeachment inquiry?

Oh...the impeachment inquiry is gauzy nonsense for rubes and doesn't actually mean anything?

Allahpundit is gonna be so disappointed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:55 AM (q80AH)

318 The day we own Greenland we celebrate, heh!!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 11:56 AM (bDqIh)

319 Never mind, googled him. Yikes

Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:56 AM (nRWPy)

320 See Also: OODA Loop: https://tinyurl.com/y6t3g7qe

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (IttZ7)

321 Fuck the NBA asswise with a fork.

These dickbags are going to roll over to BLM over police brutality then roll over the other way to an actual police state.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (oVJmc)

322 China:
All Your Base ARE Belong To Us!

Posted by: redridinghood at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (wiXsO)

323 You gotta be a football hero
To get along with the beautiful girls

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (ZLI7S)

324 >>Who is adam silver?


NBA Slave Master

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (4VGhz)

325 Question: Why do all leftist men sound like fags?


Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (nRWPy)


Because they are?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (9Om/r)

326 So Warren has gone through life fabricating tales to what ever aids her personal gain (heritage, losing her job {part time job} at 22 when pregnant).

But the MSM crucifies someone who on social media when he was 16, made awful racist and homophobic comments.

Yeah. No double standard.

Posted by: socalcon at October 08, 2019 11:58 AM (Roy2Z)

327 299 Big investors, big business and Wall Street are in love with Chinese money. That's why the stock market drops whenever tariffs are placed on Chinese goods or there is news that trade deal talks are going bad. What is wrong with making money from selling stuff to Americans? These businesses and investors are less patriotic than Antifa.
Posted by: mercenary13 at October 08, 2019 11:51 AM (TLrKv)

It's more than that. I think the Globalists have purposefully tried to build up China to be the next superpower, so they can then justify forcing the rest of the world to adopt the "miraculous" Chinese system (Basically fascism with the serial numbers filed off).

Watching their perfect society get pantsed by old "failing" America makes them panic. They see their top-down control scheme slipping away.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est" at October 08, 2019 11:58 AM (J+mig)

328 Adam Silver looks like the first attempts by aliens to grow a human being.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (oVJmc)

329 327
It's more than that. I think the Globalists have purposefully tried to build up China to be the next superpower, so they can then justify forcing the rest of the world to adopt the "miraculous" Chinese system (Basically fascism with the serial numbers filed off).

Watching their perfect society get pantsed by old "failing" America makes them panic. They see their top-down control scheme slipping away.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est" at October 08, 2019 11:58 AM (J+mig)

========

I've heard worse theories. I could buy it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (q80AH)

330 Who is adam silver?
Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:55 AM (nRWPy)

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Dorky Jewish dude who runs the NBA. Unimportant. Carry on.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (ggmC1)

331 I feel left out. Never seen this cake girl. Can't even find a pic online.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:52 AM (h41rK)


She definitely makes my 1000 year list.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (9Om/r)

332 And here we have an object lesson of why we need to topple the Chinese, good and hard.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (oVJmc)

333 Jon-na-than! Jon-na-than!

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (5v5Zx)

334 Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then - are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck"!

Robert A Heinlein

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (BiNEL)

335 328 Adam Silver looks like the first attempts by aliens to grow a human being.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (oVJmc)

He and Schiff come originate from the same pod.

Posted by: IC at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (a0IVu)

336 EBOLA WARNING

October 8, 2019

EBOLA PATIENT ARRIVES FROM CONGO AFRICA

AFRICAN REFUGEE IS QUARANTINED WITH EBOLA

http://www.ebolaoutbreakmap.com/listings/ebola-sweden/

Posted by: jacob joseph at October 08, 2019 12:00 PM (az/3o)

337 @317

I do not believe for one second that Nancy Pelosi is going to give a legislative win to the President.


She may be making noises that she will sign off but make no mistake the Donks will fabricate something that will queer the deal.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 12:00 PM (tJHro)

338 335 Adam Silver looks like the first attempts by aliens to grow a human being.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (oVJmc)

He and Schiff come originate from the same pod.
Posted by: IC at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (a0IVu)

==========

You should hear them screaming when they capture another person.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 12:00 PM (q80AH)

339 And here we have an object lesson of why we need to topple the Chinese, good and hard.

agreed.

Posted by: 1930's Japan at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (QPvMy)

340 EBOLA!


Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (4VGhz)

341 Never mind, googled him. Yikes


Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:56 AM (nRWPy)
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Good lord. He looks like he should have been a monster on The Strain.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (vg8iE)

342 337 @317

I do not believe for one second that Nancy Pelosi is going to give a legislative win to the President.


She may be making noises that she will sign off but make no mistake the Donks will fabricate something that will queer the deal.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 12:00 PM (tJHro)

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She wants to remain speaker.

I think she wants to give her moderate members in red districts a win that they can take back to their constituents and get re-elected while shielding them from real impeachment votes.

She's threading a needle. It's not going to work, but that seems to be her plan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (q80AH)

343 325 Question: Why do all leftist men sound like fags?


Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (nRWPy)


Because they are?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (9Om/r)

It's all the soy consumption.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (NWiLs)

344 It's all the sboy consumption.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 12:02 PM (QPvMy)

345 -
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Adam Silver looks like the first attempts by aliens to grow a human being.



Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM

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Dude has a prehensile neck.

Posted by: irright at October 08, 2019 12:03 PM (pMGkg)

346 Who is adam silver?

Imagine the person you would least likely associate with NBA athletes. Imagine his build, his stature, his T levels, everything. That's Adam Silver.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 12:03 PM (Wd55D)

347 Soylent green is soyboys?

Posted by: Acme Clusters at October 08, 2019 12:03 PM (5NMZN)

348 NOOD ahoy!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 08, 2019 12:03 PM (NWiLs)

349
You should hear them screaming when they capture another person.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 12:00 PM (q80AH)

Alien assimilation is not for the faint of heart.

Posted by: IC at October 08, 2019 12:04 PM (a0IVu)

350 That's Adam Silver.

Commands quite a presence in a boardroom don't ya think? No wonder the Chi-Coms love him.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 12:04 PM (QPvMy)

351 It's amazing that a statement in support of protestors who specifically
cite American freedoms and liberty is a point of contention among the
leaders of an American corporation.
Fundamental mistake: These corporations are not American. They are transnational, and don't have loyalty to any particular country. That's why they are such strong allies of globalism and such fervent enemies of real nationalism. For that matter, many of their owners and executives are only
"American" in the sense of paperwork, by birth and by loyalty, they are something entirely different.

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at October 08, 2019 12:04 PM (WB8E+)

352 *All I know is I was 22 years old, I was 6 months pregnant, & the job that I had been promised for the next year was going to someone else. The principal said they were going to hire someone else for my job*-E Warren to MSM

Awww, such a brave squaw.

There is clinical name for someone that constantly lies... No, not Elizabeth Warren!

Posted by: socalcon at October 08, 2019 12:04 PM (Roy2Z)

353 Question: Why do all leftist men sound like fags?





Posted by: dagny at October 08, 2019 11:54 AM (nRWPy)





Because they are?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 11:57 AM (9Om/r)



It's all the soy consumption.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (NWiLs)


You know the toys that come with extra parts? You know the extra parts always get lost. Leftists dudes are born with removable balls that come in a jar, and because they weren't installed from the factory over time the jar gets lost.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 08, 2019 12:05 PM (9Om/r)

354 if the party of slavery can buy off blacks, the party of communism in another country being able to do the same is not surprising.

Posted by: x at October 08, 2019 12:05 PM (nFwvY)

355 And here we have an object lesson of why we need to topple the Chinese, good and hard.

You know what we need? A group of people who really, genuinely love America and its freedoms and ideals. Some group who could be counted upon to always promote those freedoms and ideals. They could counter the other people who, strangely, don't seem to much care for their home and all the good things we've given the world during our short time in existence.


Some of these people could also run for public office.


That would be nice to have.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 12:06 PM (HaL55)

356 EBOLA!







Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (4VGhz)

Love those long horns they blow.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 08, 2019 12:06 PM (5v5Zx)

357 Not yet.

But soon. One of the next moves in ML Baseball will be to have a franchise or two in Mexico. They will either have expansion, or move weak franchises to Mexico.
Mexico City, Monterray come to mind.

And then baseball will bend the knee to Open Borders, etc. Can't offend their customers, you know.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (vcOmj)

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And when the fifth MLB Player gets killed after being kidnapped for ransom, and the Mexico City Team's clubhouse gets shot up by some cartel asshole because they got swept by the San Diego Padres?

Or they find a dozen heads on the dugout roof because reasons?

Might as well put a team in Afghanistan too. At least there they have a large American crowd to attend games.

Posted by: rd at October 08, 2019 12:06 PM (+0uDE)

358 I've always said Trump reminded me of General Alcibiades.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 12:06 PM (NqZ29)

359 Preggo-hontas

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfCollusion at October 08, 2019 12:07 PM (Rarvo)

360 By the end of the year we are going to own Greenland.

Next year, in Greenland! The Valu-Rite will be so cold it'll probably seem pretty fine.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 12:07 PM (1+J19)

361 Is Adam Silver related to former NY Speaker of the Assembly and convicted felon Sheldon Silver?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at October 08, 2019 12:07 PM (IttZ7)

362 333 Jon-na-than! Jon-na-than!
Posted by: Count de Monet at October 08, 2019 11:59 AM (5v5Zx)

WHAT? I'm right here! Oh, and nood.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at October 08, 2019 12:08 PM (RD7QR)

363 Worship of athletes is lame as f**k. I especially loathe these armchair athletes that speak of their favorite team as "we".
"Oh yeah, we traded this guy for another....we are going to kick ass this year". Unless you are an owner or part of the ownership of a team, STFU with that "we" shit.

Posted by: JROD at October 08, 2019 12:09 PM (iW3Yp)

364 61
50 >>Really, two bad.



Et tu?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 11:10 AM (ZLI7S)



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Tu che.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 11:12 AM (q80AH)


Chichi, perhaps.

Posted by: Brought to you by self-reference at October 08, 2019 12:11 PM (XuBZu)

365 Lots of really dumb statements here about the quality of play in the NBA, probably from people that were no fucking good at playing it. Just say you don't like it and leave it at that because the skill level is extremely high whether you want to admit it or not. The players and coaches say dumbass things just like other sports.

And college ball is unwatchably bad.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 08, 2019 12:11 PM (y7DUB)

366 "I think the Globalists have purposefully tried to build up China to be
the next superpower, so they can then justify forcing the rest of the
world to adopt the "miraculous" Chinese system. (Basically fascism with the serial numbers filed off)" cato

They need a path to escape the voter's wrath, once the public becomes aware of their globalist intent to rule us, free of any vote. Open borders weakens US, but enriches them. same in some respects with jihadist invasions, various forms of chaos, where they keep us fighting each other.


The massive US debt enriched them to oligarch levels, our monetary policy has served them more than US ... fed funds rates have gone lower since 1980 or so, with bailouts for billionaires at various points along the way. Now we are at zero interest (basically) since 2009 when "they" had to take care of Obama during his fundamental transformation of America.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2019 12:12 PM (Cus5s)

367 No argument here about the skills and talents of NBA players.

Unfortunately, also no argument about the NBA's comments, willingly made, and aptly described elsewhere as a "hostage statement."

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at October 08, 2019 12:14 PM (XuBZu)

368 Brain cramp. Drawing a complete blank on this.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 11:42 AM (axyOa)

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https://images.app.goo.gl/1mDcVnch1x9UETJ9A



Posted by: fixerupper at October 08, 2019 11:43 AM


****

For some reason I keep confusing Cake Girl with Ben Shapiro's sister.
Not that that's a bad thing...but still...

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2019 12:15 PM (axyOa)

369 EBOLA!

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 12:01 PM (4VGhz)

Love those long horns they blow.
Posted by: Count de Monet


Us too!

Posted by: Texas Bulls at October 08, 2019 12:18 PM (0t+fn)

370 t's better, because what China is doing to the Uyghurs - and political
prisoners/people of other faith - is monstrous. The Left like AOC scream
about ICE detention facilities being "concentration camps" while we
have China running actual concentration camps.
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I am more cynical about the politico/faith dynamic. Somehow, Christians in China are covered by Red Frankie and his betrayals, even though their oppression is the same.

Muslim Brotherhood is looking for a cause so Western $$$$$ will fight for them.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 08, 2019 12:36 PM (MIKMs)

371 72 Kurt is a bot.
Posted by: ... at October 08, 2019 11:13 AM (8XPnD)
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If by "bot" you mean the acronym that stands for Bag of Turds, then I concur. Otherwise, don't be dissin' me bro.

Posted by: Bot at October 08, 2019 12:46 PM (JNTt1)

372 If there's one thing the major American professional sport leagues love, it's government-enforced monopolies. That Free enterprise thing is so messy!

Posted by: DougT at October 08, 2019 12:52 PM (hEF/R)

373 "But because the Chinese love basketball, especially the American
variety, The NBA will just sweep that inconvenient little fact under the
table and cash those fat checks."

It's not just the money. The class of people well represented among NBA owners would, mostly, love to see a big one-party authoritarian panopticon. China is a model, for them.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at October 08, 2019 01:03 PM (67XdO)

374 Every time I hear someone pronounce Xi Jinping I want to add Ricochet Rabbit.

President Xi Jinpingggg! Ricochet Rabbit!

Posted by: zmdavid at October 08, 2019 01:05 PM (xqRaG)

375 I quit the NBA long before I quit the NFL.
They can both rot for all I care.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (jWe5r)

376






















































































































































































































































I was a casual NBA viewer last season. I would often tune in to catch Currie or the Raptors (I am Canadian afterall). I doubt I will tune in much anymore. Now, more hockey and NFL for me. And UFC.








Posted by: grimble grumble at October 08, 2019 06:20 PM (luAZV)

377 Someone in the press (fat chance) needs to get the NFL on record about Hong Kong. Roger G would be a good start. Or any NFL kneeler. Troll them, bait them.

The NFL has a China web site, a twitter account tuned for China and a Facebook account that does the same.

This NBA situation is studiously being ignored by media. My local (state) web site hasn't said boo about the subject yet has 5 or 6 NBA preseason stories every day.

Also LeBron the King is missing from Twitter since Sunday. This is a guy who can't shut up. A few more days and his face goes on a milk carton.

Posted by: Groundhog at October 08, 2019 09:45 PM (VYwSh)

378 Oh, come ON!

They are just outsourcing the audience, as the American audience is increasingly unwilling to pay the inflated prices for the EXPERIENCE!

Posted by: Linda Fox at October 09, 2019 08:05 AM (3uqJZ)

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